New Dream Theater, Machine Head & Opeth Music Now Streaming!

 
New music from Dream Theater, Machine Head and Opeth is now streaming on this very site! Click here to hear "On the Backs of Angels," the first single from Dream Theater's forthcoming album A Dramatic Turn of Events, due out September 13! Click here to hear "Locust," the first single from Machine Head's forthcoming album Unto the Locust, due out September 27! Click here to hear "The Devil's Orchard," the first single from Opeth's forthcoming album Heritage, due out September 20!.
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Opeth Bundling Exclusive Live CD With Germany's "Rock Hard" Magazine!

 
Opeth will be attaching an exclusive live CD to the September 2011 issue of Germany's Rock Hard magazine, out August 24. The Devil's Orchard - Live at Hard Rock Festival includes five songs from a 2009 performance in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The CD will also include "The Devil's Orchard," the first single from Opeth's upcoming studio album Heritage. The track listing for the live CD is: 1.
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Video: DevilDriver, Machine Head, Opeth & Trivium Interviewed At Heavy MTL Festival

 
The annual Heavy MTL Festival was held in Montreal on July 23 and 24, and five Roadrunner acts played - DevilDriver, Machine Head, Opeth, Times of Grace and Trivium all performed for the massive crowd. Mitch Lafon of metal website Bravewords.com was there conducting interviews, and he grabbed Dez Fafara, Robb Flynn, Mikael Akerfeldt, Jesse Leach and Matt Heafy for pre-show conversations...all of which you can watch below! Here's Dez: Here's Robb: Here's Mikael: Here's Jesse: And here's Matt: .
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Weekend Poll: Which Roadrunner Artist Should Write A Book?

 
Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor's book, Seven Deadly Sins: Settling the Argument Between Born Bad and Damaged Good, has hit the New York Times bestseller list. You can see the list here; Seven Deadly Sins is at #26, right between former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger's On China and...Shit My Dad Says. Anyway, this made us think that other Roadrunner artists probably have stories to tell, and philosophies of life, that readers would enjoy.
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Listen To Your Favorite Roadrunner Albums On Spotify!

 
The online music-streaming service Spotify recently launched in the US, and while it's presently invite-only, it's pretty easy to get signed up if you want to - and you should. There are three tiers: you can listen to music for free, with commercial interruptions every two or three songs; you can pay $5 a month and hear no commercials; or you can pay $10 a month and get commercial-free music that you can also stream to your phone or iPod.
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Five-Part Interview With Mikael Åkerfeldt

 
The Dutch site FaceCulture recently shot a lengthy video interview with Opeth frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt, which can be seen in five parts below. Opeth's new album Heritage will be out September 20; without giving too much away, it presents a whole new vision of Opeth as a band. There are songs on Heritage that sound like nothing the group has ever done before.
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