A NEW FAVORITE BAND? MMMM~~~COULD BE~~~The CHILDREN OF BODOM. LESLIE WEST LOSES PART OF LEG AND CONGRATS TO SCOTT IAN AND PEARL ADAY ON A BRAND NEW BABY BOY!
This is the second video from the latest Children of Bodom release Relentless, Reckless Forever. Hitting the streets March 8, 2011 and getting rave reviews across the board this album could make them a household name in America.
The first video and song from this disc, Was It Worth It?, blew me away and this new tune is pretty dang sweet too! As in Was It Worth It? the playing is excellent and I love the pairing of hardcore metal vocalizing, and melodic, virtuosic playing. They sound to me like Dream Theater meets Fear Factory.
Legendary guitarist Leslie Westis recovering in a Biloxi hospital after having part of his leg amputated.West had flown in to Mississippi to perform at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino with his band MOUNTAIN.
On Saturday, his leg began to swell, and as a diabetic he was rushed to the emergency room. It was decided that an amputation was required in order to save his life. Surgery was a success and the procedure removed his limb up to the knee.
West is expected to fully recover and faces extensive rehabilitation.The guitarist’s family has requested that the public and media respect his privacy while he comes to terms with this life-changing transition.
West is a guitar god. From the Sixties through today, he has been revered by artists and fans alike. He has been in command of one of the biggest, boldest electric guitar tones known to humankind, from the 1969 Woodstock Festival that placed his band MOUNTAIN in to historical lore through his upcoming release, “The Unusual Suspects”.
At age 65, West continues to remain current, as witnessed by the assemblage of legends joining him on his next album, which includes Billy Gibbons, Slash, Zakk Wylde, Joe Bonamassa and Steve Lukather, alongside Kenny Aronoff.
As West noted, “These guys don’t show up to play on everybody’s albums. They’re stars in their own right and fantastic players — everyone with their own sound and style, and about as far from ‘the usual suspects’ as it gets.”
The release date for “The Unusual Suspects”, and further information on West‘s recovery will follow in due time.
BLABBERMOUTH.NET revealed that ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian and his wife, Pearl Aday, welcomed their first child on Sunday, June 19 at 10:19 a.m. Revel Young Ian, who came into the world three weeks early, weighed in at six pounds, nine ounces.
Both mother and son are doing brilliantly,” according to Scott, who added in a Twitterpost that yesterday was “the happiest day of [his] life.”
SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser was supposed to fill in for Ian at 11 ANTHRAX shows in July while Scott awaited the birth of his child. It is not presently clear if Kisser will still play with ANTHRAXat any of the upcoming dates.
In a March 2011 press statement, Ian called becoming a father “the biggest [and] best thing that’s ever happened to me.”
The daughter of legendary rocker Meat Loaf, Pearl Aday was named after the infamous Janis Joplin and is the god daughter to Maria Muldaur. In addition, she has toured as a back-up singer with MÖTLEY CRÜE and she and her band have opened for VELVET REVOLVER.
When asked what it’s like having the iconic Meat Loaf as his father-in-law, Ian said in a recent interview, “It’s like having anyone as your father-in-law. It’s not like he’s on stage when you’re hanging out with the guy. We actually had dinner with him last night, and all we talked about was fantasy football. He’s just a regular guy who happens to be a legendary rock star.”
“Worship Music”, the long-awaited new album from ANTHRAX, is due in the U.S. on September 13 via Megaforce Records (one day earlier in Europe through Nuclear Blast Records).
The band’s first studio release in eight years marks the return of vocalist Joey Belladonna, whose last studio work with the group was 1990’s “Persistence Of Time”.