KMFDM Shares a Vision of “PARADISE” With Music Video of New Album Title Track

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With the September 27 release date for the band’s new album rapidly approaching, KMFDM invites fans to share in the Ultra Heavy Beat’s own vision of “PARADISE” with a single edit and music video for the album’s title track. Making its premiere on Pure Grain Audio, the video for “PARADISE” presents a bleak observation of Western culture’s obsession with the accumulation of material wealth and the abuse of authority giving rise to tyrannical political structures, ultimately creating a planet that has become “a paradise for assholes”… and KMFDM will not stand for it! The song, and indeed the album as a whole, further presents the Ultra Heavy Beat’s penchant for poignant and powerful political discourse, with the ultimate statement of PARADISE to live with no regret, don’t look back, and find your destiny – in the band’s own words, “Not so much a political statement, but a cultural commentary…”

 
Set to the single edit of the song, the music video for “PARADISE” was directed by Eric A. Zimmerman of Tiger Eyes Media (and formerly of H-Gun Labs in Chicago); his history with KMFDM goes back to the WaxTrax! era as he was responsible for some of the band’s most beloved visual presentations, including “Vogue,” “A Drug Against War,” and “Juke Joint Jezebel,” with the band appearing in performance footage shot mainly by themselves. According to KMFDM, “The idea was to play with very disparate backdrops; some representing the crushing forward momentum of Western wealth, and the other showing the collateral devastation wrought by unchecked greed, individual isolation, and a hapless lack of insight to urgently needed changes regarding the use of global resources, as well as the continuing dehumanization of millions of people on the run from war, hunger, terror and climate change.”

 
Album CoverAs stated, PARADISE will be released on September 27 via Metropolis Records, with pre-orders available on Bandcamp and the Metropolis Records website in CD and limited 2-LP vinyl editions. The album features the core band lineup of Sascha “Käpt’n K” Konietzko, Lucia Cifarelli, and Andy Selway now joined by guitarist Andee Blacksugar, along with guest performances by rapper Andrew “Ocelot” Lindsley, and KMFDM alumni like bassist Doug Wimbish (TACKHEAD, Living Colour), Cheryl Wilson, and <PIG>’s Raymond Watts, appearing for the first time on a KMFDM record since 2003’s WWIII album. The single edit of “PARADISE” is also available to purchase on Bandcamp, officially releasing on Friday, September 13.

 
In response to the plethora of fans anxious to see and hear KMFDM onstage again, no plans for a tour have been announced as of the publishing of this article.

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Lipstick Generation Release Video for Cover of Eric Carr’s Song “Eyes of Love”

Lipstick Generation featuring frontman Greg Troyan and bassist Stephen Smith have released a video for their cover of Eric Carr‘s song “Eyes of Love.” The track first appeared on Carr‘s album Rockology released back in 1999.

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The group’s press release indicates in part (with slight edits):

 

“Lipstick Generation have released their first music video under the band’s new name. Previously a colorful and theatrical band called Lipstick, the band has debuted a darker and gritter image alongside a music video covering the Eric Carr song “Eyes of Love”.

 

Eric Carr was the drummer for KISS between the years of 1980 and 1991. He remained a member of KISS until his death from heart cancer on November 24, 1991. Before Carr‘s death, he was working on a series of demos intended for release as songs on future KISS releases. The demos were eventually released by his former KISS bandmate Bruce Kulick in the year 1999 on an album called Rockology.

 

Lipstick Generation chose to cover the opening track from Eric Carr‘s Rockology, “Eyes of Love”. The song and video is meant to pay tribute to rock of yesteryear while also defining the band’s harder and edgier direction.

 

About Lipstick Generation: Lipstick Generation is a hard rock band based in Nashville, TN. The band is a musical collective led by two core musicians, Greg Troyan (vocals) and Stephen Smith (bass) with a large number of backing musicians filling out the rest of the lineup. Notable collaborators of the group include Billy Morris (Warrant, Quiet Riot), Phil Shouse (Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley), Tom Pappas (Superdrag) and Kyle Hebert (Dragonball Z, Street Fighter). The band have previously released two albums, Lipstick and Lipstick II.

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Next week two very special episodes of the MKULTRASOUND PodCast: Reid Hyams with Jared Louche of CHEMLAB, Curse Mackey (Evil Mothers etc) and Rona Rougeheart of SINE

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GHOST Releases Music Video For New Single ‘Kiss The Go-Goat’

Grammy-winning Swedish rock band GHOST has released a video for its new single “Kiss The Go-Goat”.

 

The song will be included on a new limited-edition seven-inch single which will be released on September 27. “Kiss The Go-Goat” will be backed by another new song, “Mary On A Cross”.

 

GHOST is known for special, limited-edition items that have been tied to its various album releases — an eight-track edition of “Ceremony & Devotion”, and for “Prequelle”, a seven-inch die-cut-as-rats vinyl disc of the album’s first single “Rats”, offering the album on a variety of different colored cassette tapes, and the lenticular cover for “Prequelle”‘s special vinyl edition as well as five alternate covers for the retail edition. On September 27, GHOST will release a plethora of limited, exclusive items tied to the “Prequelle” album and world tour: the deluxe collector’s edition, “Prequelle Exalted”, with only 5000 sets produced. Log on to ghost-official.com for all purchasing information.

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Included in the “Prequelle Exalted” deluxe collector’s limited edition will be:

 

* “Prequelle” limited edition transparent orange with black smoke colored vinyl
* 60-page arena tour photo book, hardbound and wrapped in black gator skin
* Exclusive die-cut “Prequelle” artwork with a 12-page booklet featuring brand-new, mind-blowing illustrations
* Four 12″ X 12″ live photo prints

 

* Bonus 7″ with two GHOST rarities
* GHOST 7″ vinyl adapter

 

For the arena tour hardbound photo book and the exquisite, suitable-for-framing 12″ X 12″ prints, Ryan Chang photographed GHOST on tour over the course of a year, documenting the band’s live performances throughout Europe, Canada and the United States, including the special guest spots on METALLICA European “WorldWired” stadium tour this summer. The 12-page booklet of new prints was created by GHOST’s longtime visual collaborator Zbigniew M. Bielak, offering 10 stunning illustrations, each one a visual representation of the 10 songs on “Prequelle”.

 

“Prequelle” was produced by Tom Dalgety and originally released in on June 1, 2018. The album was nominated for a Grammy Award as “Best Rock Album”, and for Sweden’s Grammis award as “Best Rock/Metal Record Of The Year”, and Dalgety received a Grammy nomination as “Producer Of The Year.” Both Revolver and Kerrang! magazines named “Prequelle” the best album of 2018, and the album produced three Top 10 singles — “Rats”, “Dance Macabre” (both of which went to No. 1 at Rock Radio) and “Faith”. To date, “Prequelle” has accumulated some 250 million streams globally.

 

GHOST will kick off its fall/winter North American and European “Ultimate Tour Named Death” headline arena trek on September 13.

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Storm Area 51 creator fears ‘humanitarian disaster,’ pulls out of own music festival

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(CNN) Picture Burning Man organized by the Fyre Festival bros, but with little gray aliens running amok.

 

That’s what event creator Matty Roberts was worried the AlienStock music festival in southern Nevada was going to turn into, so he’s pulled out of proceedings, with just over a week to go.

 

“Due to the lack of infrastructure, poor planning, risk management and blatant disregard for the safety of the expected 10,000+ AlienStock attendees, we decided to pull the plug on the festival,” Roberts and his team announced via the AlienStock website. “We are not interested in, nor will we tolerate any involvement in a FYREFEST 2.0.”

 

Back in July, Roberts’ joke Facebook event “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us” went viral, with two million people worldwide clicking that they were “Going” to the highly classified US Air Force facility in Rachel, Nevada, to “see them aliens.”

 

‘Gathering of weirdos’

 

Area 51 has long been a source of fascination for conspiracy theorists, who believe it’s where the US government keeps its UFO booty and performs experiments with extraterrestrial lifeforms and technology.

 

As the event gained traction, and the Feds got antsy, Roberts changed tack and instead started promoting the Alienstock Festival, a music festival celebrating aliens to be held in Rachel the same weekend as the original “Storm Area 51” event on September 19 to 22.

 

“I’m trying to advocate against the storming as much as I can,” Roberts told CNN in August (see video embedded below). “I just want a gathering of all these weirdos in the desert.”

 

Rachel has a population of around 90 people and there’s just one business in town, the Little A’Le’Inn, with restaurant seatings for 40 and bedrooms for 10.

 

In August, Connie West, owner of Little A’Le’Inn, who’d rolled up her sleeves to become an organizer of AlienStock, admitted to CNN that the scramble to provide enough food, security and free water for the expected masses of up to 20,000 people was “terrifying.” She added, “You don’t want your parents to have to bury you.”

 

In the same month, a US airforce spokesperson told CNN that “any attempt to illegally access military installations or military training areas is dangerous.”

 

Roberts’ team has now announced on the AlienStock website that, following a breakdown in relations with West and serious concerns about “a possible humanitarian disaster in the works,” they were “officially disconnecting from Connie West, Rachel NV and AlienStock’s affiliation with them.”

 

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As an alternative, Roberts’ team is now promoting a free Area 51 Celebration party at the Downtown Las Vegas Event Center on September 19, featuring EDM artists originally on the bill for AlienStock.

 

Although West had thrown her weight behind the festival, plenty of Rachel residents weren’t so taken with the idea. In August, CNN reported that the town’s website warned that “The residents were not asked and are not on board and will certainly not allow their town to be taken over. This has a high potential of getting ugly. Please consider visiting at another time.”

 

It seems an event of sorts may still go ahead, though it’s unclear how many people will still turn up in Rachel the weekend of September 20.

 

In June 2019, a poll conducted by YouGov found that 54% of US adults think it’s likely the US government knows more than it’s telling about UFOs, so it seems the majority of Americans do believe the truth is out there.

 

Connie West has rallied, telling CNN on September 10 that she has 20 acts and two comedians booked and that the show will still go on at Little A’Le’Inn.

 

The Rachel, Nevada website has been updated with the announcement that Roberts has pulled out, stating, “If any event still happens it is going to be a pretty sad affair with no bands, very little infrastructure and a lot of unhappy campers.”Area 51 creator fears ‘humanitarian disaster,’ pulls out of own music festival

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JOHN 5 On Upcoming ROB ZOMBIE Album: ‘[It’s] heavy, very heavy. It’s just a heavy ZOMBIE record with great hooks’

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John 5 spoke to Revolver about ROB ZOMBIE’s forthcoming studio album, which will arrive either later this year or in early 2020 via the iconic rocker’s new record label, Nuclear Blast Records. “[It’s] heavy, very heavy. It’s just a heavy ZOMBIE record with great hooks. It’s very, very musical, and a hard-hitting ZOMBIE record. I think people are really gonna dig it. I’m a ZOMBIE fan, and if I heard it, I’d be like, ‘Oh my God, this is brutal.’ I’m really excited about it.”

 

Asked if this is his favorite of ZOMBIE’s records that he has played on, the guitarist said: “Well, this is definitely the most musical, meaning there are a lot of different changes, and it’s very unorthodox how the structure is, you know? I have to be careful because I know people will take a little snippet of what I’m saying, so we’ll go with a very heavy, hooky ROB ZOMBIE record.”

 

Earlier this year, Zombie told Revolver that he was still “figuring out how to release” his new album. He explained: “With a record, even though MTV and all these old concepts are gone, you still need to make a shit-ton of video content, because that’s how people get to the music. So it’s just a matter of figuring out how to find time to do all that.”

 

Last year, John 5 compared ROB ZOMBIE’s upcoming album to THE BEATLES’ groundbreaking LP “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, saying that it is “by far the best Zombie record that he’s ever done.” He added: “A lot of people say, ‘Oh, it’s just our greatest record,’ and I don’t say that. Whatever I say is so honest when I’m doing interviews. So I think it’s our best record.”

 
2016’s “The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser” was the second consecutive effort to feature Zombie and John 5 alongside bassist Piggy D. and drummer Ginger Fish.

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