Loudwire is an American online magazine that covers hard rock and heavy metal music. It is owned by entertainment business Townsquare Media. Since its launch in August 2011, Loudwire has secured exclusive interviews with Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, Guns N' Roses, Megadeth, Mötley Crüe, Suicidal Tendencies and many others. Loudwire has exclusively premiered new material from Judas Priest, Jane's Addiction, Stone Sour, Phil Anselmo and many more of rock and metal's biggest acts; every year Loudwire holds the Loudwire Music Awards, where visitors of the site vote in polls of various categories. Chad Childers Graham Hartmann Joe DiVita Toni Gonzalez Jon Wiederhorn Official website
Telefon Tel Aviv
Telefon Tel Aviv is a New Orleans–derived, Chicago-based American electronic music act comprising Charles Cooper and Joshua Eustis. Since Cooper's accidental death in 2009, Telefon Tel Aviv has continued with Eustis as the sole official member. Eustis is known for being a member of the most recent lineup of Puscifer and Nine Inch Nails' live performances. Telefon Tel Aviv was formed in 1999 by Charles Cooper and Joshua Eustis, with their first album Fahrenheit Fair Enough, released in the fall of 2001 to positive reviews. In 2002, the group released an EP on the Hefty Records Immediate Action label. In 2004, the duo released their second full-length album, a compilation album of remixes titled Remixes Compiled in 2007; the group released its third full-length album in January 2009 on the BPitch Control label. Immolate Yourself peaked at #17 on the Billboard Top Electronic Albums chart. In 2016, their debut was re-released with eight bonus tracks. Since 2011, Eustis has been working on new music.
In March 2012, Eustis mentioned on his Twitter account that he was "trying" to work on new Telefon Tel Aviv material. In February 2013, Eustis was announced as a member of the touring lineup of Nine Inch Nails, he was slated to tour with band throughout 2013 and 2014. However, on December 5, 2013, it was revealed by Trent Reznor that Eustis was no longer part of the Nine Inch Nails touring line-up, citing only Alessandro Cortini, Ilan Rubin, Robin Finck, himself as band members during an IAmA on Reddit. Eustis confirmed this on the official Telefon Tel Aviv website. On January 22, 2009, Eustis announced on the group's MySpace blog; the information appeared on the band's website: "Charles Wesley Cooper III / April 12, 1977 - January 22, 2009". Two CBS2 Chicago articles about Cooper's death specify that he went missing on January 21 before being found dead. On January 30, 2009, Eustis posted on the group's MySpace blog that all tour plans have been cancelled and the future of the band is uncertain.
On March 22, 2009, Eustis posted on the group's MySpace blog that he will perform on stage with a close friend of the group, Fredo Nogueira. On July 22, 2009, Eustis posted on the group's MySpace in order to clarify some rumours about Cooper's death, stating that three autopsy reports ruled it was not a suicide but an accidental mix of sleeping pills and alcohol. On December 9, 2013, Josh Eustis posted on the official Telefon Tel Aviv website that he was going back into the studio full-time, as he was no longer a touring member of Nine Inch Nails and Puscifer as well. In the same post, Eustis stated that he has been sitting on a 95% finished full-length album under the moniker of Sons Of Magdalene, a name used for an EP released in 2008. Additionally, the post confirmed that after the record was finished, he would be working on Telefon Tel Aviv full-time; the debut album from the Sons of Magdelene moniker, Move to Pain, was released June 24 2014. In interviews and Eustis have stated that they use the following software: Digidesign Pro Tools, Native Instruments Reaktor/Electronic Instruments 2 XT, Ableton Live and Max/MSP Additionally, the band has contributed samples to the Native Instruments Synthetic Drums 2 sample library.
For their latest album the band drastically changed their production style, reverting to analog tape and analog synthesizers, claiming this method to "sound more real". 2001: Fahrenheit Fair Enough 2002: Immediate Action#8 EP 2004: Map of What Is Effortless 2007: Remixes Compiled 2009: Immolate Yourself 2000: John Hughes - "Got Me Lost / Driving In LA" 2000: Nine Inch Nails - "Where Is Everybody?" 2001: Phil Ranelin - "Time Is Running Out" 2003: Midwest Product - "A Genuine Display" 2004: Slicker - "Knock Me Down Girl" 2005: Marc Hellner - "Asleep On The Wing" 2005: Apparat - "Komponent" 2005: Oliver Nelson - "Stolen Moments" 2005: Bebel Gilberto - "All Around" 2005: AmmonContact - "BBQ Plate" 2005: Nitrada - "Fading Away" 2007: 刀郎 - "艾里甫與賽乃姆" 2008: Apparat - "Arcadia" 2008: Genghis Tron – "Relief" 2008: Barbara Morgenstern - "Come To Berlin" 2009: Art Of Trance - "Swarm" 2011: SONOIO - "Can You Hear Me?" 2012: Cubenx – "Grass" 2013: Dillon and Telefon Tel Aviv - "Feel the Fall" 2015: Lusine - "Arterial" 2016: Vatican Shadow & Telefon Tel Aviv - "Rejoice" 2017: These Hidden Hands - "Glasir" 2004: A Perfect Circle - eMOTIVe 2011: Puscifer - Conditions of My Parole 2012: Puscifer - Donkey Punch the Night 2013: Puscifer - All Re-Mixed Up 2013: Nine Inch Nails - Hesitation Marks 2016: The Black Queen - Fever Daydream 2016: Second Woman - Second WomanUnder "Sons of Magdalene" moniker 2008: Ephemera 2014: Move to Pain 2015: Ecumenicals Official website Interview at Ableton's Web site
All Re-Mixed Up
All Re-Mixed Up is a remix album by Puscifer. It was released on August 2013 by Puscifer Entertainment, it contains alternate versions and reworks of the 12 songs from Puscifer's second studio album, Conditions of My Parole. The album features previous Puscifer contributors, such as Carina Round, new musicians, such as Sir Mix-a-Lot, as remixers. Samples of the entire album were released for streaming via Amazon on July 17, 2013; the entire album was streamed on Spin magazine's official website on August 20, 2013. Puscifer's official website
Donkey Punch the Night
Donkey Punch the Night is the third EP by American alternative rock act Puscifer. It was released on February 2013, via Puscifer Entertainment. Donkey Punch the Night is the follow-up to Puscifer's 2011 album Conditions of My Parole and features two new tracks as well as two covers, "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen and "Balls to the Wall" by Accept. Included are remixes of the new tracks and of one cover; the EP was released on February 19, 2013 in digital and CD formats, with a vinyl format released on March 12, 2013. The EP was announced, along with the track listing and a set of Australian tour dates, in November 2012. Frontman Maynard James Keenan said of the EP: "While continuing our tradition of releasing a few new songs at a time. I had an itch that needed scratching, that itch was'Balls To The Wall.' Which was followed by an harder to reach itch known as'Bohemian Rhapsody.' And scratch them we did." The EP features some of the same line-up as Conditions of My Parole, including Keenan on vocals, Carina Round on vocals and guitar, Mat Mitchell on bass and programming, Juliette Commagere on additional vocals, Josh Eustis on guitar and piano, Matt McJunkins on bass and Jeff Friedl on drums and percussion, as well as guest musicians Zac Rae on piano, Josh Morreau on bass and Claire Acey on vocals.
Artists included for the remixes include SONOIO, Jonathan Bates and DJ Silent Servant. Maynard Keenan – lead vocals Carina Round – additional vocals, guitar Mat Mitchell – bass, programming Josh Eustis – guitar, piano Matt McJunkins – bass Juliette Commagere – additional vocals Jeff Friedl – drums, percussion Zac Rae – piano Josh Morreau – bass Claire Acey – vocals
Electronic music is music that employs electronic musical instruments, digital instruments and circuitry-based music technology. In general, a distinction can be made between sound produced using electromechanical means, that produced using electronics only. Electromechanical instruments include mechanical elements, such as strings, so on, electric elements, such as magnetic pickups, power amplifiers and loudspeakers. Examples of electromechanical sound producing devices include the telharmonium, Hammond organ, the electric guitar, which are made loud enough for performers and audiences to hear with an instrument amplifier and speaker cabinet. Pure electronic instruments do not have vibrating strings, hammers, or other sound-producing mechanisms. Devices such as the theremin and computer can produce electronic sounds; the first electronic devices for performing music were developed at the end of the 19th century, shortly afterward Italian futurists explored sounds that had not been considered musical.
During the 1920s and 1930s, electronic instruments were introduced and the first compositions for electronic instruments were made. By the 1940s, magnetic audio tape allowed musicians to tape sounds and modify them by changing the tape speed or direction, leading to the development of electroacoustic tape music in the 1940s, in Egypt and France. Musique concrète, created in Paris in 1948, was based on editing together recorded fragments of natural and industrial sounds. Music produced from electronic generators was first produced in Germany in 1953. Electronic music was created in Japan and the United States beginning in the 1950s. An important new development was the advent of computers to compose music. Algorithmic composition with computers was first demonstrated in the 1950s. In the 1960s, live electronics were pioneered in America and Europe, Japanese electronic musical instruments began influencing the music industry, Jamaican dub music emerged as a form of popular electronic music. In the early 1970s, the monophonic Minimoog synthesizer and Japanese drum machines helped popularize synthesized electronic music.
In the 1970s, electronic music began having a significant influence on popular music, with the adoption of polyphonic synthesizers, electronic drums, drum machines, turntables, through the emergence of genres such as disco, new wave, synth-pop, hip hop and EDM. In the 1980s, electronic music became more dominant in popular music, with a greater reliance on synthesizers, the adoption of programmable drum machines such as the Roland TR-808 and bass synthesizers such as the TB-303. In the early 1980s, digital technologies for synthesizers including digital synthesizers such as the Yamaha DX7 were popularized, a group of musicians and music merchants developed the Musical Instrument Digital Interface. Electronically produced music became prevalent in the popular domain by the 1990s, because of the advent of affordable music technology. Contemporary electronic music includes many varieties and ranges from experimental art music to popular forms such as electronic dance music. Today, pop electronic music is most recognizable in its 4/4 form and more connected with the mainstream culture as opposed to its preceding forms which were specialized to niche markets.
At the turn of the 20th century, experimentation with emerging electronics led to the first electronic musical instruments. These initial inventions were not sold, but were instead used in demonstrations and public performances; the audiences were presented with reproductions of existing music instead of new compositions for the instruments. While some were considered novelties and produced simple tones, the Telharmonium synthesized the sound of orchestral instruments, it achieved viable public interest and made commercial progress into streaming music through telephone networks. Critics of musical conventions at the time saw promise in these developments. Ferruccio Busoni encouraged the composition of microtonal music allowed for by electronic instruments, he predicted the use of machines in future music, writing the influential Sketch of a New Esthetic of Music. Futurists such as Francesco Balilla Pratella and Luigi Russolo began composing music with acoustic noise to evoke the sound of machinery.
They predicted expansions in timbre allowed for by electronics in the influential manifesto The Art of Noises. Developments of the vacuum tube led to electronic instruments that were smaller and more practical for performance. In particular, the theremin, ondes Martenot and trautonium were commercially produced by the early 1930s. From the late 1920s, the increased practicality of electronic instruments influenced composers such as Joseph Schillinger to adopt them, they were used within orchestras, most composers wrote parts for the theremin that could otherwise be performed with string instruments. Avant-garde composers criticized the predominant use of electronic instruments for conventional purposes; the instruments offered expansions in pitch resources that were exploited by advocates of microtonal music such as Charles Ives, Dimitrios Levidis, Olivier Messiaen and Edgard Varèse. Further, Percy Grainger used the theremin to abandon fixed tonation while Russian composers such as Gavriil Popov treated it as a source of noise in otherwise-acoustic noise music.
Developments in early recording technology paralleled that of electronic instruments. The first means of recording and reproducing audio was invented in the late 19th century with the mechanical phonograph. Record players became a common household item, by the 1920s comp
Gregory John Puciato is best known as the lead singer of the disbanded The Dillinger Escape Plan and is the lead singer of The Black Queen and Killer Be Killed. He is noted for reckless live performances, wide vocal range, outspoken views, controversy stemming from his bands' performances and interviews. In the December 2007 issue of Revolver Puciato was voted one of the "37 greatest metal frontmen" of all time. In 2013 he was named number one by MetalSucks in their listing of "top 25 modern metal frontmen". Greg Puciato grew up in Maryland; the city was surrounded by poverty and African-American culture that "had a giant influence on," both in the sense that he does not "feel uncomfortable in any area" and on his fondness for R&B and hip-hop. As a child, he became a fan of Guns N' Roses through MTV, the first band he was "obsessed with." Around the age of nine, he saw Metallica's video for "One" which bridged him from hard rock to extreme metal music. During that period, Puciato started playing guitar, with "Seek & Destroy" being the first song that he learned how to play.
He describes the following years as centered around thrash metal and Nintendo, shortly afterward, the Bad Brains. At fourteen, Puciato was in a thrash metal group, they did not have a singer, which lead him to move to vocals because he was "too much of a control freak to let someone else sing" and could not do both at the same time, but he continued playing by himself. During that time, Puciato became a fan of funk metal bands including the Bad Brains, Faith No More and Living Colour. Pucaiato cites Mike Patton and H. R. as his biggest vocal inspirations when growing up, who "opened my eyes a lot to what could be done with the voice overtop of heavy music."Although raised in a non-practicing home, Puciato attended a Catholic private school. He was skipped grades, graduating at the age of seventeen, he studied for a year in Maryland and decided to take a break, during which he was invited to join The Dillinger Escape Plan. Puciato joined The Dillinger Escape Plan in September 2001 and first performed with the group weeks at the CMJ music conference in October 2001.
In a scenario mirroring that of young Henry Rollins and Black Flag, Puciato started out as a fan of The Dillinger Escape Plan in their earlier days. When the band split with their singer Dimitri Minakakis, they searched publicly for a new singer by releasing the instrumental version of the song "43% Burnt". Puciato sent in a tape with one version of him mimicking Dimitri Minakakis and one with his own take on the song, he was contacted shortly after by the band, auditioned in person, was subsequently asked to join. Coincidentally, the band's first release with Puciato was for a Black Flag tribute compilation, where they covered Damaged I and II, he has since sung on every subsequent release. In August 2016 he told Metal Hammer magazine that the announced Dillinger "hiatus" was in fact a "break up" and explained the artistic reasoning for doing so. Puciato was involved with Spylacopa, an experimental musical project headed by Candiria guitarist John LaMacchia. Spylacopa released a self-titled EP in 2008, with vocals, as well as some guitar and piano/programming, written by Puciato.
Similar programming and piano playing would appear on The Dillinger Escape Plan's Option Paralysis album as the bonus track "Chuck McChip". Puciato confirmed in 2012 that Spylacopa is "dead". In February 2011, Max Cavalera, in an interview with Swedish magazine Metalshrine, revealed that he and Greg were working on a full-length album, similar in style to Cavalera's Nailbomb project; the band named Killer Be Killed, was announced to feature former Mars Volta drummer Dave Elitch, Troy Sanders of Mastodon. In September 2013 the band recorded their self-titled debut album at Fortress Studio in Los Angeles with producer Josh Wilbur, it was released on May 13, 2014. He announced in an interview with Revolver Magazine that he was involved in a new band with Josh Eustis and Nine Inch Nails/A Perfect Circle guitar tech Steven Alexander, called The Black Queen, with a release expected at some stage in 2014; the band posted their first song, "The End Where We Start", an explanation for the long wait in June 2015.
The debut album Fever Daydream was self-released on January 29, 2016, debuting at Number 2 on the Billboard Electronic chart. On June 15, 2018, the band announced that a new album called "Infinite Games" would be released on September 28, as well as the formation of a label named Federal Prisoner with frequent visual collaborator and fine artist Jesse Draxler. Puciato called the label "as much an act of refusal as it is a statement of intent", further elaborating in a blog post for Spotify that they would be "giving more than we would be gaining" by signing to an outside label, that "everything I used to see as help, I saw as unnecessary at best, a liability at worst." Puciato sang all of the vocals on the five-song, self-titled EP of digital hardcore band Error (founded by future NIN-member Atticus Ross and Epitaph Records owner and Bad Religion founding guitarist Brett Gurewitz. His position was considered as temporary studio work, since the band never played any concerts. Puciato confirmed in 2012 that Error is "dead".
Puciato is furthermore a frequent collaborator, guest on other shows. He lent his vocals to Genghis Tron's song "The Feast" on their 2008 release Board Up the House, he contributed a remix of the song "Bad Fall" on the 2009 Prong remix album Power of the Damn Mixxxer. He features in A Static Lullaby's song "The Pledge" f
New Orleans is a consolidated city-parish located along the Mississippi River in the southeastern region of the U. S. state of Louisiana. With an estimated population of 393,292 in 2017, it is the most populous city in Louisiana. A major port, New Orleans is considered an economic and commercial hub for the broader Gulf Coast region of the United States. New Orleans is world-renowned for its distinct music, Creole cuisine, unique dialect, its annual celebrations and festivals, most notably Mardi Gras; the historic heart of the city is the French Quarter, known for its French and Spanish Creole architecture and vibrant nightlife along Bourbon Street. The city has been described as the "most unique" in the United States, owing in large part to its cross-cultural and multilingual heritage. Founded in 1718 by French colonists, New Orleans was once the territorial capital of French Louisiana before being traded to the United States in the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. New Orleans in 1840 was the third-most populous city in the United States, it was the largest city in the American South from the Antebellum era until after World War II.
The city's location and flat elevation have made it vulnerable to flooding. State and federal authorities have installed a complex system of levees and drainage pumps in an effort to protect the city. New Orleans was affected by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, which resulted in flooding more than 80% of the city, thousands of deaths, so much displacement because of damaged communities and lost housing as to cause a population decline of over 50%. Since Katrina, major redevelopment efforts have led to a rebound in the city's population. Concerns about gentrification, new residents buying property in closely knit communities, displacement of longtime residents have been expressed; the city and Orleans Parish are coterminous. As of 2017, Orleans Parish is the third most-populous parish in Louisiana, behind East Baton Rouge Parish and neighboring Jefferson Parish; the city and parish are bounded by St. Tammany Parish and Lake Pontchartrain to the north, St. Bernard Parish and Lake Borgne to the east, Plaquemines Parish to the south, Jefferson Parish to the south and west.
The city anchors the larger New Orleans metropolitan area, which had an estimated population of 1,275,762 in 2017. It is the most populous metropolitan area in Louisiana and the 46th-most populated MSA in the United States; the city is named after the Duke of Orleans, who reigned as Regent for Louis XV from 1715 to 1723. It has many illustrative nicknames: Crescent City alludes to the course of the Lower Mississippi River around and through the city; the Big Easy was a reference by musicians in the early 20th century to the relative ease of finding work there. It may have originated in the Prohibition era, when the city was considered one big speakeasy due to the government's inability to control alcohol sales, in open violation of the 18th Amendment; the City that Care Forgot has been used since at least 1938, refers to the outwardly easy-going, carefree nature of the residents. La Nouvelle-Orléans was founded in the Spring of 1718 by the French Mississippi Company, under the direction of Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, on land inhabited by the Chitimacha.
It was named for Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, Regent of the Kingdom of France at the time. His title came from the French city of Orléans; the French colony was ceded to the Spanish Empire in the Treaty of Paris, following France's defeat by Great Britain in the Seven Years' War. During the American Revolutionary War, New Orleans was an important port for smuggling aid to the rebels, transporting military equipment and supplies up the Mississippi River. Beginning in the 1760s, Filipinos began to settle around New Orleans. Bernardo de Gálvez y Madrid, Count of Gálvez launched a southern campaign against the British from the city in 1779. Nueva Orleans remained under Spanish control until 1803, when it reverted to French rule. Nearly all of the surviving 18th-century architecture of the Vieux Carré dates from the Spanish period, notably excepting the Old Ursuline Convent. Napoleon sold Louisiana to the United States in the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. Thereafter, the city grew with influxes of Americans, French and Africans.
Immigrants were Irish, Germans and Italians. Major commodity crops of sugar and cotton were cultivated with slave labor on nearby large plantations. Thousands of refugees from the 1804 Haitian Revolution, both whites and free people of color, arrived in New Orleans. While Governor Claiborne and other officials wanted to keep out additional free black people, the French Creoles wanted to increase the French-speaking population; as more refugees were allowed into the Territory of Orleans, Haitian émigrés who had first gone to Cuba arrived. Many of the white Francophones had been deported by officials in Cuba in retaliation for Bonapartist schemes. Nearly 90 percent of these immigrants settled in New Orleans; the 1809 migration brought 2,731 whites, 3,102 free people of color, 3,226 slaves of African descent, doubling the city's population. The city became a greater proportion than Charleston, South Carolina's 53 percent. During the final campaign of the War of 1812, the British sent a force of 11,000 in a