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Sami Latva and Rotten Sound - New Album Details - Stream New Track ‘Lazy Asses’
Thursday, 28 January 2016 17:22

Grindcore drummer, Sami Latva, and Rotten Sound have unveiled new details for the release of their highly anticipated new full-length, 'Abuse to Suffer'. The album, the band's first new record in five years, will be released by Season of Mist in North America on March 25. Pre-orders for 'Abuse to Suffer' are available at the Season of Mist E-Shop.

Regarding the new track, Rotten Sound vocalist Keijo Niinimaa comments:  "Our first track starts with an intro by our friend Heikki Järvi, who also did the samples for 'Exit' in 2004. We did not ask for anything specific, but somehow the disturbing sounds he created are setting the exactly right mood for this song, which is one of the most aggressive tracks on our new album. Even by our standards, 'Lazy Asses' kicks in pretty explosively: fast guitars, blasting drums and an opening grunt, which was strongly influenced by the beginning of the 'Brain Corrosion' album by Dead Infection. It is Sami's song, who openly admits that the idea for this grunting stems from our Polish friends, and I recall that he used their scream on the original demo."

Niinimaa continues, "Everything about 'Lazy Asses' revolves around grind and that is the reason why we placed it at the start although there are other ingredients on this album. The title is pointing a finger at the ultimate waste of money and time: free-riders in the politics. I am sure everyone can easily name a few of them."

Track Listing:

1. Lazy Asses
2. Intellect
3. Fear of Shadows
4. Trashmonger
5. Crooked
6. Time for the Fix
7. Slave to the Rats
8. Brainwashed
9. Cannon Fodder
10. Yellow Pain
11. Machine
12. The Clerk
13. Caged
14. Retaliation
15. Inhumane Treatment
16. Extortion and Blackmail

Established in 1993, Rotten Sound have since firmly placed themselves at the forefront of the grindcore and extreme metal scenes for over 20 years. Unrivaled in their approach to scorching speed, crushing heaviness and some of the most ferocious vocals in the genre, the band have toured the world over on the backs of 6 well-received full-lengths and multiple splits and EPs in-between. 'Abuse to Suffer' sees the rejuvenated band lay down a punishing barrage of  hyper-aggressive extremity, setting the bar for brutality to new heights yet again.

We filmed Sami in San Francisco, back in 2013. Check out the footage here.

Chad Smith - Since I've Been Loving You - Bonzo Bash - NAMM 2016
Tuesday, 26 January 2016 20:06

Bonzo Bash Jamm 2016Chad Smith "Since I've Been Loving You." Bonzo Bash is a yearly celebration of John Henry Bonham, brought to you by Ludwig Drums, and produced by Brian Tichy at each years NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA. Be sure to check out the facebook page about the event, and more importantly, go see one! They're stacked with talent, and are a blast to watch!

Chad Smith, drummer best known for his work with The Red Hot Chili Peppers, showed up and gave an amazing performance. Laid back and just grooving, much like the man being honored would have done himself. Chad played "Since I've Been Loving You," with backing band The Moby Dicks, and it was pure joy to watch.


The Drummers This Year Included:

Dave Lombardo (Dead Cross/Slayer)
Ray Luzier (Korn)
Stephen Perkins (Jane’s Addiction)
Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper)
Mike Terrana (Rage/Yngwie Malmsteen/Tony MacAlpine)
Brian Tichy (Ozzy Osbourne/Whitesnake)
Simon Wright (AC/DC/Dio)
And many more…

The Moby Dicks Are:

Michael Devin (bass)
Stephen LeBlanc (keys)
Brian Tichy (gtr)
Brent Woods (gtr)
Chas West (vox)

Sick Drummer Magazine captured the entire evening and will be posting more videos here in the coming days. We also captured most of the "HURRY! A Celebration of Rush Music," and some of the "Randy Rhoads Remembered Tribute." Be sure to check back, and feel free to share the link wherever you like! There is no other footage out there like this footage! We were honored to be part of it, the only ones with stage/kit access, and are more than happy to bring this footage to you.

To see Sick Drummer Magazine NAMM Footage from last year, click here.

SDM Welcomes Jeanne E Thomas - Interview Staff
Monday, 18 January 2016 20:32

Sick Drummer Magazine is extremely happy to announce our newest contributing interview staff member, Jeanne E. Thomas (better known as JET) of Metal Messiah Radio. We have been working with JET for years on various promotions, including the SDM Brutal Beatings Compilation, where she has provided tons of airplay and conducted many interviews with the artists featured on our compilations. Her contribution to the world of metal is nearly immeasurable, and we are looking forward to a continued working relationship, and now partnership. Below are just a few examples of bands she has covered over the years, under different outlets, and a link to some of her print interview samples:

Music Underground Entertainment News 2006-2010 (Distributed hard copy and digital): Cattle Decapitation, Cannibal Corpse, Abigail Williams, Psyopus, Otep, Yigael's Wall, Artep, Razor of Occam etc...

Rock Thiz Magazine 2012-2013 (distributed hardcopy and digital): Scorpions, Third Eye Blind, Def Con One, Barren Earth, Speed Kill Hate, Catamenia, Whiplash etc..

Metal Messiah Radio DJ and Administrator 2009-present - Interviewed 100's of artists like: Obituary, Rotting Christ, Cattle Decapitation, Misery Index, Devin Townsend, Machine Head, Hate Eternal, Mayhem, Behemoth, Demonica, Nile, Deicide, Testament, Grave, Marduk, Flotsam and Jetsam, Gruesome, and on and on… Plus Sick Drummer Specials with drummers including: Kevin Talley, Gus Rios, George Kollias, Derek Roddy and Tim Yeung. 

Jeanne also appears in 2 books in the "Metal Queens" series by Carnifex press: "Metal Queens Death Metal" Volume 1 number 1, and " Metal Queens Black Metal" Volume 1 Number 3.

Interview Print Samples -

Welcome to the team JET! Here’s to an amazing 2016 together… SDM


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