Filipino metal-core band Valley of Chrome is releasing its fourth album, “Victorious,” on February 22. For “Victorious,” Valley of Chrome and manager Jeff Keenan have upped the ante. Beginning last July, the members of five-piece band stepped out of their comfort zone by performing at the Hammersonic festival (that featured a lot of international bands) in Indonesia. The band returned to the studio and recorded 10 blistering tracks that vocalist Rogel Africa describes as “the band’s heaviest” in its 16-year history. According to band manager Jeff Keenan, performing at Hammersonic made the band pay more attention to detail and be more technical in their music. “I think the results are for all to see and hear on ‘Victorious,’ ” he promised. “And to help elevate things to another level, we were able to get noted Brazilian painter, Marcelo Vasco, to do the cover for ‘Victorious.’ ” Fans of metal … [Read more...] about News Metal band Valley of Chrome releases new album, Victorious.
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RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has reassured Arab allies it will not endorse any Middle East peace plan that fails to address Jerusalem's status or refugees' right of return, easing their concerns that the kingdom might back a nascent U.S. deal which aligns with Israel on key issues.King Salman's private guarantees to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and his public defence of long-standing Arab positions in recent months have helped reverse perceptions that Saudi Arabia's stance was changing under his powerful young son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, diplomats and analysts said.This in turn has called into question whether Saudi Arabia, birthplace of Islam and site of its holiest shrines, can rally Arab support for a new push to end the Israeli-Palestinian dispute, with an eye to closing ranks against mutual enemy Iran."In Saudi Arabia, the king is the one who decides on this issue now, not the crown prince," said a senior Arab diplomat in Riyadh. "The U.S. mistake was they thought one … [Read more...] about As US pushes for Middle East peace, Saudi king reassures allies
By Dan Wiederer Chicago Tribune Sat., July 21, 2018 James Jordan hit the road shortly after midnight, cruising into the summer darkness in his red Lexus SC400. Jordan had spent that day — July 22, 1993 —at the funeral of a former co-worker in Wilmington, N.C., later visiting with friends. Now he was headed 3 1/2 hours toward his home in Charlotte, scheduled to fly to Chicago the following day. He never made it. On the same evening, Daniel Green and Larry Demery gathered at a cookout in Lumberton, N.C., two teenage friends hanging out. Within hours, though, their lives converged with the father of the world’s most renowned basketball player. Jordan wound up in a South Carolina swamp, his dead body draped over a tree limb. Green and Demery wound up with life sentences for first-degree murder. Article Continued Below Yet 25 years later, key questions remain unanswered. And with Green bidding for a new trial in the North Carolina justice system, … [Read more...] about Key questions remain unanswered 25 years after Michael Jordan’s father was murdered
caption “Get Out” (2017) source Universal The horror movie genre has seen a surplus of fresh talent in recent years, including newcomer Ari Aster, whose chilling feature directorial debut “Hereditary” is in theaters now. And with that talent has come a bevy of future classics in the genre, including “Hereditary,” “The Babadook,” and “Get Out.” The genre has produced hit after hit, even if you only look at this year and last. “Get Out” scored $255 million worldwide on a $4 million budget and won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. “It,” based on the Stephen King novel, blew away expectations and pulled in over $700 million worldwide. This year, John Krasinski’s “A Quiet Place” has made over $326 million globally with a $17 million budget, according to Box Office Mojo. It’s no wonder that studios are recruiting horror directors for blockbusters. … [Read more...] about The 13 best horror movie directors working today who terrify us over and over again
By Garnet Fraser Toronto Star Mon., March 26, 2018 Montreal’s Arcade Fire, punk veterans Rise Against and the most remarkable box-office hit of the moment — Toronto’s own Prof. Jordan Peterson — led the list of new local concert announcements on Monday. The Arcade Fire already played here in November to support their Everything Now album and the tour leg now dubbed Everything Now Continued (may we suggest “Even More Things Now”?) sees them do an outdoor gig at the Budweiser Stage on Sunday, July 22. Tickets ($36-$100) go on sale March 29 from Livenation.com and Ticketmaster. Rise Against, Chicago hardcore stalwarts with eight albums under their belt, will also be outside, playing Echo Beach the next weekend on July 28, with special guests AFI and Anti-Flag. Tickets will be $62 and $82 when made available April 6 from Livenation.com and Ticketmaster. Peterson, for his part, is staying indoors for now, but adding a second show … [Read more...] about Arcade Fire, Rise Against and Russ — and Prof. Jordan Peterson — add Toronto tour dates