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EVENING METAL MESSAGE 1-8-11 JOE ELLIOT TALKS ABOUT STEVE CLARK ANNIVERSARY, NEW HEAVY METAL COOKBOOK, )


Below is a short message from Joe Elliot:

WE DARE YOU TO COOK UP LEMMY CONTEST!

Legendary Motorhead front man Lemmy Kilmister has a recipe that is so metal it could only be featured in Steve Seabury’s heavy metal cook book “Mosh Potatoes”. LoudTrax.com, the rock, metal, punk download and merch site has decided to partner up with Lemmy and “Mosh Potatoes” to dare all the metal heads around the world to cook up their version of Lemmy’s “Krakatoa Surprise”.

The idea for the contest came about when author Steve Seabury and LoudTrax.com founder Antonio Marsillo were hanging out in Times Square, smoking a couple of Cuban cigars. Steve handed Antonio a copy of the book and they were making jokes about the many recipes. Many beers later, the idea to dare metal heads around the world to cook up Lemmy’s recipe was born.

Lemmy himself liked the idea so much, he offered up an autographed, framed photograph and as well as a signed CD. In addition to Lemmy’s prizes, the winner of this contest receives a boat load of prizes including Lemmy shirts, Harley-Davidson (R) boots, and more. Participants must send a video of them cooking up this monster, upload it to YouTube and then submit it on the Lemmy Contest section of LoudTrax.com.

LoudTrax.com is the world’s first and only website specializing in Rock, Metal, Punk downloads and merchandise. It’s made by rock music fans, for rock music fans. The site boosts 17 dedicated sub genres ranging from Thrash Metal, Hard Rock, Black Metal, Death Metal, Punk, Classic Rock, and more.

“Mosh Potatoes” is the heavy metal cook book with recipes, anecdotes and mayhem from the heavyweights of heavy metal. Seabury managed to get recipes from Lemmy, Zakk Wylde, Motley Crue, Guns ‘n Roses, Dream Theater, Testament, Lita Ford, Megadeth, Anthrax, George Lynch, and a who’s who of Heavy Rock artists.

Find out more about the contest here: http://www.loudtrax.com/thepit/LemmysCookoutContest

Watch video of author Steve Seabury explaining the contest here: http://www.loudtrax.com/info/LemmyContest.aspx

MusicReview recently conducted an interview with TRIVIUM frontman Matt Heafy. In the interview Heafy talks about the bands forthcoming album, whether he would’ve done Trivium’s past albums differently, and more. Excerpts from the interview are below:

MusicReview: Shogun featured several mythological themes. Is the new album going to be a continuation of this?

Matt Heafy: “Shogun‘s mythological themes were something that felt called for by the music. Every CD has been so different with its lyrical inspiration that this next album will definitely be its own thing. So, it won’t be carrying the mythological feel of Shogun.”

MusicReview: Musically, what can we expect? Is it a combination of everything Trivium has already done?

Matt Heafy: “It’s tricky to describe. We want it to be that this next album just sounds like Trivium. We may have – probably have – said that every record’s goal is that, and it has been, but this time it’s without question. There have always been experimental songs, since Ascendancy, on our albums, and this time the CD will only have what it is meant to  have.”

MusicReview: Trivium’s previous albums have included longer instrumental-only tracks. Can we expect the same this time around?

Matt Heafy: “Unfortunately, as of right now, there doesn’t seem to be an instrumental song that will be on the album. However, there will be songs that do things we have never had as a song formula before.”

Read the entire interview here.

Trivium will record their follow-up to 2008’s Shogun album at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida with Colin Richardson (MACHINE HEAD, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, FEAR FACTORY) and Martin “Ginge” Ford.

As previously reported, Trivium, AS I LAY DYING and FORGIVEN RIVAL (on select dates) will support DISTURBED on the Australian/New Zealand leg of their Music As A Weapon Tour, with dates confirmed in April and May.

Disturbed, Trivium, As I Lay Dying dates include:

April
20 – Perth, Australia – Burswood Dome
23 – Adelaide, Australia – Adelaide Entertainment Centre (+ Forgiven Rival)
24 – Melbourne, Australia – Rod Laver (+ Forgiven Rival)
25 – Sydney, Australia – Acer Arena (+ Forgiven Rival)
28 – Newcastle, Australia – Newcastle Entertainment Centre (+ Forgiven Rival)
30 – Brisbane, Australia – Brisbane Entertainment Centre (+ Forgiven Rival)

May
3 – Auckland, New Zealand – Vector Arena
4 – Wellington, New Zealand – TSB Arena
6 – Canterbury, New Zealand – CBS Arena

Vocalist JOE LYNN TURNER (BIG NOIZE, ex-RAINBOW) has announced three “Welcome Home Joe” shows for February. They are as follows:

February
11 – The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
12 – The Crazy Donkey – Farmingdale, NY
13 – Dingbats – Clifton, NJ

An official press release will be issued soon.

As previously reported, the JAN HOLBERG PROJECT, featuring Joe Lynn Turner will release their new album Sense Of Time on March 28 in Norway. The band will do three shows to support the album. Besides playing songs from their new album they will also perform songs from JLT’s time as a frontman in Rainbow and Deep Purple, plus a few songs from his solo career.

The concert dates are as follows:

April
27 – Blaest – Trondheim, Norway
28 – John Dee – Oslo, Norway
30 – Hemnehallen – Hemne, Norway

Check out the title track, ‘Sense Of Time’, below:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPn_XXcd3Es

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