Monday, July 30, 2012

Quick News

During a concert over the weekend in Paris, Ministry frontman, Al Jourgensen collapsed on stage and was taken to a nearby hospital. A statement on the band's Facebook page read: July 27, 2012 PARIS 9:05 pm Ministry Front man Al Jourgensen collapsed on-stage during the live Ministry performance and was rushed to hospital via ambulance where he was examined by numerous physicians and diagnosed to have had a full-system collapse due to extreme dehydration and heat exhaustion intensified by the lack of ventilation on stage at the venue. Doctors confirm via blood tests conducted that Jourgensen's alcohol blood levels were well below normal and no narcotics were found in his system. As a result, Ministry has cancelled today's appearance at the L'Etaples France Rock en Stock Festival in order to allow Mr. Jourgensen a few days rest to recuperate and receive additional medical attention in Switzerland. Jourgensen fully intends to complete the remaining shows on the Ministry DeFiBriLlaTouR European leg. Jourgensen extends his most sincere apologies to his devoted Parisian fans who displayed so much love, respect and concern for him before and after the Ministry show. Says Jourgensen: "I will make it up to you, somehow. I love Paris, I love the Parisian people. I'm so sorry ...but, shit happens and the shit hit the fan for me last night." reported that at a Q&A in Mexico City, Metallica discussed the follow-up to Death Magnetic. Drummer Lars Ulrich said, ""We're not going to start recording, we're going to start writing."Singer James Hetfeild added, "We don't know what's inspiring us right now. I've been itching to write for a long time, all of us have, so there's lots of ideas."After hearing this, fans are well aware not to get too excited for this process could take a years, as it sounds the band are in no rush to release anything.

Down will release a new EP, Down IV Part I - The Purple EP, in September. Take a look at the tracklisting below:
1. Levitation
2. Witchtripper
3. Open Coffins
4. The Curse Is A Lie
5. This Work Is Timeless
6. Misfortune Teller

Over the weekend, Jay Electronica tweeted the entire tracklisting to his new record, Act II: Patient of Nobility. No word as to when the record will be released, be take a look at what he has on it:
01 Real Magic [ft. Ronald Regan]
02 New Illuminati [ft. Kanye West]
03 Patents of Nobility
04 Life on Mars (@FatBellyBella)
05 Bonnie & Clyde guest starring Serge Gainsbourg
06 Dinner at Tiffanys (The Shiny Suit Theory) [ft. Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jay-Z & The-Dream]
07 Memories & Merlot
08 Better in Tune with the Infinite [ft. Latonya Givens]
09 A Letter to Falon
10 Road to Perdition [ft. Jay-Z]
11 Welcome to Knightsbridge [ft. Sean Diddy Combs]
12 Rough Love [ft. Kanye West]
13 Run & Hide guest starring The Bullitts
14 Nights of the Roundtable (first draft skeleton)
15 10,000 Lotus Petals

Muse released the cover to their forthcoming, sixth record, The 2nd Law. The colorful cover, which are the fibers found within the brain that transmit information, create an inspiring image. Take a look:

Ellie Goulding will release her new record, Halcyon, in October. Take a look at the cover below: