Watch this cool melding of bluesy hard rock with industrial metal ala the early 90’s. PAIN is a Swedish metal band with six albums to their credit now. Check put this video from their latest realese, 2011’s YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE.
Darryl Sterdan of the QMI Agency recently conducted an interview withDEEP PURPLE bassist Roger Glover.
A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. QMI Agency: Why an orchestral tour?
Glover: Well, it’s good to have a new hook to hang your coat on. We’ve toured so much and so many people have seen us. So we thought this was a different kind of challenge. We’re best known for the old songs, so it’s about time to try something a little different.
QMI Agency: What is the orchestra going to add to songs like “Highway Star”, “Hush” and “Smoke On The Water”? Glover: It’ll be just bigger, I suppose. Still the riffs you know and the melodies you know, but bigger and more intricate. But the orchestral-symphonic idea sounds a bit more highfalutin’ than it is. I think we’re actually leaning more towards the jazz side of orchestral music rather than symphonic. So there will be an element of subversiveness in there.
QMI Agency: It’s been six years since your last record — your longest break between albums when you weren’t on hiatus. Is that because nobody buys albums anymore?
Glover: There’s an element of that. There’s been disagreement in the band about whether to do another album. They really don’t make money any more. My opinion is that we are an album band and should make them even if it costs us money, because that’s what we do. Maybe I’m a traditionalist, but I believe we should stay what we are. We can progress with our music, but the way we do it should be the way we’ve always done it. There’s nothing wrong with that. An album is like capturing a moment in time. And in a band with a history like ours, those moments mean a lot. Read the entire interview from QMI Agency.
With the upcoming release of the third installment in the “Transformers”series, “Transformers: Dark Of The Moon”, LINKIN PARK will premiere their new music video, “Iridescent” — the lead single off the film’s soundtrack — Thursday, June 2 at 8 p.m. ET on VH1, VH1 Classic andPalladia, MTV Newtworks‘ high-definition channel.
The never-before-seen music video will debut online on VH1.com and MTV.com June 2 beginning at 12 p.m. ET. Additionally, MTV‘s “The Seven” will air exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from the video shoot on Thursday, June 2 at 5 p.m. ET/PT in anticipation of the music video premiere on Friday. MTV‘s “10 On Top” will also air behind-the-scenes footage from the video shoot Saturday, June 4 at 11:30 a.m. ET/PT.
MTV Hits, mtvU and MTV2 will all add the video into rotation following the VH1 premiere.
The band, longtime fans of the “Transformers” franchise, has provided songs for all three of the “Transformers” movies, including “What I’ve Done” and “New Divide”.
“Iridescent” is the band’s latest song from the studio album, “A Thousand Suns”, which was released last year.
The band is currently on a world tour promoting the album. LINKIN PARK will perform “Iridescent” in Moscow’s Red Square June 23 at the “Transformers: Dark Of The Moon” premiere.