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New Music Friday – Slipknot, Amon Amarth, Rob Zombie

New Music Friday is here to get you moshing straight into the weekend with tracks from Download 2019 acts.

Go ‘Psychosocial’ to Slipknot news, sit back and watch an Amon Amarth doc and Flashback with a classic Rob Zombie album.

Slipknot announce ‘All Hope Is Gone’ 10th Anniversary edition

Christmas is coming early as on 7th December Slipknot are releasing a 10th anniversary edition of their seminal album, All Hope Is Gone. The reissue of the masked metallers landmark fourth album will feature reimagined artwork to feast your eyes on, and a live bonus disc of the band’s 2009 performance at Madison Square Gardens to lose your s**t to.

All Hope Is Gone was a special album for both the band and us fans. It was first Slipknot album to debut at number one on the Billboard Charts and features the mighty ‘Psychosocial’, ‘Dead Memories’ and ‘Snuff’.

Front man Corey Taylor, speaking recently to Metal Hammer Magazine, revealed that the album was recorded when the band were at their “most fractious”, and that during the recording, “nobody was talking to each other, everybody was going behind everybody’s back trying to make the album theirs”.

Hype has also started to grow that the reissue could potentially feature some of the additional songs recorded by band members – known as the Studio B sessions. NME reported that percussionist Shawn Clown Crahan had said to The Des Moines Register, “I’m working for ‘All Hope Is Gone’, and what I’m doing is I’m using the stuff I would’ve never approved. Now I can look at it and go, ‘Wow. The fans need to see this’”.

Bring on Friday 7th December.

Amon Amarth  release retrospective documentary  The Pursuit of Vikings: 25 Years In The Eye of the Storm

Swedish melodic death metallers Amon Amarth have released a retrospective documentary charting the band’s meteoric rise. Produced by Alexander Milas and directed by Phil Wallis, Pursuit Of Vikings: 25 Years In The Eye Of The Storm “tells the Swedish quintet’s history, through both their own eyes and those of the fans”.

The documentary charts the quintet’s quarter of a century career, starting in the small town of Tumba, Sweden to playing to tens of thousands of fans, through interviews with the band, behind the scenes and epic live show footage.

Pass us the popcorn and a viking hat.

Flashback Friday: Rob Zombie – The Sinister urge

Rob Zombie’s awesome sophomore album The Sinister Urge is nearly old enough to sup its first pint.  Released 17 years ago this week, the album took the thrilling industrial horror metal of Zombie’s career-defining debut album, Hellbilly Deluxe, to the next level.

Selling a staggering 2 million copies worldwide it featured the intoxicating stomp of  ‘Feel So Numb’, the exhilarating swagger of ‘Never Gonna Stop (The Red, Red Kroovy)’ and the punch in the face punk of ‘Dead Girl Superstar’. Hit ‘play’ and mosh out like it’s 2001.

Download 2019 returns to the sacred soil of Donington Park on 14th-16th June 2019 with headliners Def Leppard, Slipknot and Tool plus many more announced.