Despite facing a murder for hire charge, the front man of As I Lay Dying is moving forward with another project and an album is expected to drop this spring. Tim Lambesis was arrested and charged last year with hiring a hit man to kill his estranged wife. That whole saga hasn’t been resolved yet, but it doesn’t seem to be stopping the singer’s project known as Austrian Death Machine. The band has a song/lyric video available online right now titled “I’ll Be Back.” Austrian Death Machine is billed as Arnold Schwarzenegger-inspired metal and is pretty heavy and in your face. The album was completed using a crowd-funding site that is becoming a more popular way to fund artists’ projects. Expect the new album Triple Brutal out April 1st. As for the murder for hire trial, another hearing is expected February 19th.
New Volbeat video
A new video from Volbeat is making the rounds. You can check out the video for “Lonesome Rider,” which includes a young woman crossing paths with the Grim Reaper. The song is the latest track from Outlaw Gentlement & Shady Laides and features Canadian artist Sarah Blackwood.
New Lacuna Coil track posted
Lacuna Coil have a new song out and a new album to follow soon. The song is “Nothing Stands in Our Way” and is from the forthcoming album Broken Crown Halo which is due out April 1st. With a plan to join the Revolver Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock Tour with Sick Puppies and others later this month, Lacuna Coil is preparing for a big year.
Geeking out in new book
If you’re into reading and into obsessing over what rock stars obsess over, then the next book from Metallica’s Kirk Hammett is just for you! The shredder already dropped the book Too Much Horror Business which featured his collection of horror memorabilia. The new book is going to not only feature some of the monster and horror culture stuff from the 60s and 70s, but it is also going to get into the hot rod and surf culture as well. But don’t get your hopes up too quickly, the book isn’t expected to be out until late 2015 or early 2016.
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