santa-cruz in - CD Reviews, DVD Reviews, News

TRIVIUM's MATT HEAFY: If You're Relying On Backing Tracks, You're Doing Something Wrong

TRIVIUM frontman Matt Heafy and bassist Paolo Gregoletto were recently interviewed by Germany's Pitcam.tv. The full chat can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On including more screaming vocals on the group's new album, "The Sin And The Sentence": Matt: "[2015's] 'Silence [In The Snow]' didn't have it because we ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Video Premiere: TRIVIUM's 'Thrown Into The Fire'

"Thrown Into The Fire", the new video from Florida metallers TRIVIUM, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's latest album, "The Sin And The Sentence", which arrived on October 20 via Roadrunner Records. TRIVIUM is set to return to the road in North America later this month, embarking on a co-headline ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DECAPITATED Singer, Bassist Appear In Spokane Court On Rape And Kidnapping Charges

According to The Spokesman-Review, DECAPITATED singer Rafal Piotrowski and bassist Hubert Wiecek made their first court appearance in Spokane County on Friday for allegedly raping a woman on their tour bus nearly two months ago. The 31-year-old Piotrowski was charged with first-degree kidnapping and second-degree rape while the 30-year-old Wiecek was charged with ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Listen To New TRIVIUM Song 'Betrayer'

"Betrayer", a brand new song from Florida metallers TRIVIUM, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "The Sin And The Sentence", which arrives on October 20 via Roadrunner Records. "The Sin And The Sentence" is currently available for pre-order at all digital service providers, with all pre-orders receiving instant-grat ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DECAPITATED Issues Statement In Response To Rape Charges

The four members of the Polish death metal band DECAPITATED have issued a statement in response to their having been formally charged with rape in Spokane County, Washington. The four had already been charged with kidnapping in the first degree. The group says: "We'd like to emphasize; the Spokane Police Department has pressed charges as ...

Read more

Posted in: News

TRIVIUM: Making Of 'The Sin And The Sentence' Album Part 3 (Video)

The third in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "The Sin And The Sentence", the new album from Florida-based metallers TRIVIUM, can be seen below. Due on October 20 via Roadrunner, the disc is available for pre-order at all DSPs, with all pre-orders receiving instant grat downloads of the album's ...

Read more

Posted in: News

ULI JON ROTH To Celebrate Triple Anniversary In 2018 With Special North American Tour

In 2018, legendary German guitarist Uli Jon Roth is celebrating a rare triple anniversary: * Fortieth anniversary of SCORPIONS' "Tokyo Tapes" * Fortieth anniversary of the birth of ELECTRIC SUN * Fiftieth anniversary of Uli's first-ever stage performance in 1968 To celebrate this special anniversary year, Uli will perform a whole series of concerts and ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Finland's SANTA CRUZ Releases Video For 'Young Blood Rising'

Helsinki hellraisers SANTA CRUZ — whose brash, Sunset Strip-inspired hard rock was recently praised by Rolling Stone as "debaucherous and flamboyant" — have released a music video for their anthemic new song "Young Blood Rising". The track appears on the group's forthcoming M-Theory Audio debut, "Bad Blood Rising", which will be available digitally on October ...

Read more

Posted in: News

TRIVIUM: Making Of 'The Sin And The Sentence' Album Part 2 (Video)

The second in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "The Sin And The Sentence", the new album from Florida-based metallers TRIVIUM, can be seen below. Due on October 20 via Roadrunner, the disc is available for pre-order at all DSPs, with all pre-orders receiving instant grat downloads of the album's ...

Read more

Posted in: News

CHRIS CORNELL To Be Honored With Human Rights Hero Award

Cassia co-owners Kim Luu-Ng and chef Bryant Ng host the second LA Chefs for Human Rights (LACHR) fundraising dinner, benefitting Program for Torture Victims (PTV), at their acclaimed Southeast Asian brasserie in Santa Monica on September 25. The exclusive event honors Chris Cornell, posthumously, for his original song "The Promise", recorded for the film of ...

Read more

Posted in: News

CHESTER BENNINGTON's Widow: 'The Loss Of My Husband Just Left Such A Gap In Our World'

LINKIN PARK frontman Chester Bennington's widow, Talinda Bennington, was a guest on this past Wednesday's (September 13) edition of MÖTLEY CRÜE and SIXX:A.M. bassist Nikki Sixx's syndicated rock radio show "Sixx Sense With Nikki Sixx". You can now listen to the interview using the iHeart Radio widget below. Using the hashtags #FuckDepression and #MakeChesterProud, Talinda ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DECAPITATED: 'We Are Not Kidnappers, Rapists Or Criminals'

Polish death metallers DECAPITATED have "strongly denied" the allegations that they kidnapped and sexually assaulted a woman on a tour bus in Washington. According to court documents obtained by The Spokesman-Review, the woman alleged she was gang-raped by the musicians in their tour bus bathroom after DECAPITATED's August 31 concert with THY ART IS MURDER ...

Read more

Posted in: News