Spoilt for choice today! As well as Slayer’s trilogy-ending release, the melting pot brimeth over…
Opeth – “Will O The Wisp”
Sweden’s musical alchemists, Opeth, have unveiled an earnest new track, “Will O The Wisp” today. The track is found on the band’s forthcoming, 12th studio album, Sorceress, that will be released on September 30th. You can pre-order it on Amazon as a [amazon text=download&asin=B01JJA8M74], [amazon text=CD&asin=B01IR89228], [amazon text=double-CD&asin=B01IR87JPK], [amazon text=on vinyl&asin=B01IEKLCXQ] or as a [amazon text=picture disc&asin=B01IR8920A].
In a recent, exclusive track-by-track feature with Metal Hammer, vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt gave some insight behind the creation of the song.
It’s a song inspired by “Dun Ringil”l by Jethro Tull (from the album Stormwatch, 1979). I wanted to do a song with my capo really high, so it’s up on the fifth fret. It makes the guitar sound really glittery. I just wanted to go for a simple, catchy vocal melody. It has a slightly positive vibe to it, but the lyrics are really, really dark. It’s a beautiful song, I think. I’m really happy with that one.
Lonely The Brave – “Jaws of Hell”
Fresh from a main support show to Biffy Clyro, festival appearances across Europe and the release of their Dust & Bones EP [[amazon text=Amazon download&asin=B01HGGDHW8]] that went in at no.1 on Official UK Vinyl Charts, the band today revisit the Things Will Matter [[amazon text=Amazon download&asin=B01C4WVCUS]] album closer, the post-rock influenced and progressive triumph that is “Jaws Of Hell”. One of their most ambitious songs yet, the video released today by Dutch directors Eyeforce is the perfect aesthetic accompaniment for that ambition.
Guitarist Mark Trotter says this of the track:
“Jaws Of Hell” had been around in various states of disrepair for probably two years before we recorded it: however much we thought we had finished with it, the song hadn’t finished with us. To this day it’s probably the song that has beaten the shit out of us the most. We kept pushing until we felt the song had reached where it needed to be.
In a bizarre parallel to the time and effort the song took to finish, lyrically it certainly has a sense of overcoming adversity and pushing through, no matter what it is in front of you. The track itself is one of my proudest moments so far in our band’s history.
Badmotorfinger – “Hidden Heroes”
The track is taken from Badmotorfinger’s new EP Heroes, scheduled for release on September 27th, 2016, via logic(il)logic Records.
(hed)p.e. – “Pay Me”
California G-Punks (Hed)p.e. have premiered a new music video, “Pay Me”. Taken from their latest album Forever!, frontman Jahred said:
This video is just a perfect window into the everyday life of a band on tour. It just shows us kicking back, riding, smoking, and mostly importantly SHREDDING!
I like how it builds up from just straight skanging around the street to something more meaningful. It shows how fun our live shows are, and it shows how tight knit the band is as people. The song just ROCKS so HARD!