Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Chris Cornell is the Highway

Pearls that swim the rift of me
Long and weary my road has been
I was lost in the cities
Alone in the hills
No sorrow I feel
For anything I feel yea

I am not your rolling wheels
I am a highway
I am not your carpet ride
I am the sky

Friends and liars
Don’t wait for me
Cause I’ll get on
All by myself
Put millions of miles
Under my heels
And still too close to you
I feel

I am not your rolling wheels
I am the highway
I am not your carpet ride
I am the sky
I am not your blowing wind
I am the sky here
I am not your automn moon
I am the night
The night

I am not your rolling wheels
I am the highway
I am not your carpet rag
I am the sky
I am not your blowing wind
I am the lightining
I am not your automon
I am the night 

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Getting Disturbed, Hearing Voices in my head

David Draiman briefly talked about the band's 5th studio album, stating that the album will be as dark as their previous album, Indestructible, if not darker. Draiman also stated that the album is still identifiably Disturbed, but showing more maturation. Judging by Draiman's feelings on the last few years of his life, that Disturbed's new album will be aggressive, angry, and "hard-hitting", but will be similar to their album Believe.

In March of 2010, the band released a reissue of their debut album, The Sickness, with the B-side tracks "God of the Mind" and "A Welcome Burden", updated artwork, as well as remastering and remixing the track list. It was also available for the first time in vinyl format. One month earlier, Harmonix announced a second Disturbed pack for download on the Rock Band music store, containing the remastered versions of "Voices", "The Game", and "Meaning of Life".

Here is Voices:


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

I can see, I can see I'm going Blind

In the middle of 94, Korn began recording their debut album with Ross Robinson. On October later that year, Korn released a self–titled album through Immortal/Epic, which eventually peaked at number 72 on the Billboard 200 in 95, as well as peaking at number 1 on the Heatseekers Albums chart. The album received positive reviews by critics, and it is said to have established a "new wave" of metal. As well as sparking the nu metal genre, the album also started record producer Ross Robinson's music career. It also influenced other bands, like Slipknot, Coal Chamber, and Limp Bizkit.

After Korn finished recording the album, they began touring with House of Pain and Biohazard. Their record company gave them enough money for their own tour bus. Korn's first gig was in Atlanta. About half way through the tour, the tour bus that their record company gave them stopped working, and Korn had to find a new one. Their first tour was not very successful in promoting the album. So Korn started the "Sick of It All Tour" in January of 1995. Aside from touring, Korn released four singles. "Blind" was released on August 1994, and "Shoots and Ladders" was released on Halloween 1995. The latter received a Grammy nomination in 1997 for Best Metal Performance."Need To" was also released in 1995. The fourth and final single, "Clown", was released in February 1996.

"Blind" was the only single to chart, so here it is! In my opinion, it is still their best album to date.


Friday, September 2, 2011

Waiting for the End of Linkin Park

Back in early 2009, Linkin Park announced they were working on a 4th studio album, which was planned to be released in 2010. Mike Shinoda told IGN that the new album would be 'genre-busting,' building off of elements in Minutes to Midnight. He also mentioned that the album would be more experimental and "hopefully more cutting-edge." Chester Bennington also addressed the media to confirm that Rick Rubin would return to produce the new album. They later called this album, "A Thousand Suns".

While working on the new album, Linkin Park worked with Hans Zimmer to produce the score for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. The band released a single for the movie entitled "New Divide". Joe Hahn created a music video for the song, which featured clips from the film. After completing work for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, the band returned to the studio to finalize their album.

A Thousand Suns was released in September. The album’s first single, "The Catalyst", was released one month later. The band promoted their new album by launching a concert tour, which started in Los Angeles right around the release date of the album. Linkin Park also relied on MySpace to promote their album, releasing two additional songs, "Waiting for the End" and "Blackout" in September.

Here's the song, Waiting For The End: