AUSTRIAN DEATH MACHINE — the side project of AS I LAY DYING singer Tim Lambesis — will release the video for its song "Get To The Choppa" tomorrow (Wednesday, September 3) exclusively via MySpace.
As previously reported, AUSTRIAN DEATH MACHINE has been confirmed to play KUPD's End of Summer Scorcher on Saturday, September 20 at the Peoria Sports Complex in Peoria, Arizona. This all-day music festival will feature two stages with performances by ALICE IN CHAINS, DEFTONES, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, THEORY OF A DEADMAN, RA, TANTRIC, BLACK STONE CHERRY, ANOTHER BLACK DAY and more. Doors are at 1:00 p.m. and show starts at 2:00 p.m.
Commented Lambesis: "Ahhnold has taken a break from action movies for quite some time spurring much anticipation of his return to brutality. My friends at KUPD have sped up this process with their support for Ahhnold's band AUSTRIAN DEATH MACHINE every morning. Now Ahhnold will one-up everyone's expectation and return more brutal than ever combining thrash metal with action inducing live fury for the KUPD End of Summer Scorcher. I'm just excited the Governator let me be a part of all this!"
"Total Brutal", the debut album from AUSTRIAN DEATH MACHINE, sold 3,700 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 179 on The Billboard 200 chart.
According to Lambesis, AUSTRIAN DEATH MACHINE is "a tribute to the great Arnold [former actor and current California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger] movies. It is a band fronted by Ahhnold with music I wrote and recorded in my free time. But, most importantly, I had so much fun!"
He added, "Whenever a new band comes out I often hear it said, 'that's exactly what you'd expect from a heavy band.' I beg to differ. AUSTRIAN DEATH MACHINE is exactly what you should hear from a heavy band.
* A continuously fast paced tempo you can always circle pit to
* The obvious build up to a breakdown you'll know how to mosh to
* Classic sing alongs we to pile up and sing along with
* A guitar solo in every song
"And yes... I would never leave out the obvious key component. Cliché vocals that sound really angry! None of this scary screaming with makeup or goofy lows that we can all make under our breath.
"Lastly, let move onto lyrical content. I heard plenty of metal bands steal lyrics from angry fourth graders that hate going to church or don't want to clean their rooms. Now it's time to steal lyrics from the great minds of Hollywood screen writers that at least made it to sixth grade. Don't miss listening to the hit track 'Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers'.
"Bottom line, AUSTRIAN DEATH MACHINE is fast, pissed, brutal and every song has a guitar solo. You won't find fantasy lyrics or overly poetic personal jargon. There are only forcefully chanted, testosterone drive phrases that our sweet governor Arnold would approve of."