'Headbanger's Ball' Spawns Second Compilation

Heavy music is alive and well, thanks to tours like Ozzfest and the MTV2 series "Headbanger's Ball."

Heavy music is alive and well, thanks to tours like Ozzfest and the MTV2 series "Headbanger's Ball." The latter is the source of a forthcoming two-disc compilation reflecting the current state of hard rock, "MTV2 Headbanger's Ball, Volume 2," due Sept. 28 via Roadrunner.

The 40-track collection boasts songs by established acts such as Slipknot ("Duality"), Megadeth ("Kick the Chair") and Korn ("Right Now"), along with representatives of the new breed like God Forbid ("Antihero"), 3 Inches Of Blood ("Deadly Sinners") and the Dillinger Escape Plan ("Panasonic Youth").

In addition to tracks from Superjoint Ritual, Kittie and Unearth, the set also features one true homage to the genre in "My Tortured Soul" by Probot, a one-off side project from the mind of the Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl. The cut is the sole live inclusion stemming from an episode of "Headbanger's Ball."

Here is the MTV2 Headbanger's Ball, Volume 2" track list:

Disc one:

"Duality," Slipknot
"Right Now," Korn
"Rose of Sharyn," Killswitch Engage
"Kick the Chair," Megadeth
"Right Side of the Bed," Atreyu
"Step Up," Drowning Pool
"Weak and Powerless," A Perfect Circle
"What Drives the Weak," Shadows Fall
"Imperium," Machine Head
"Waiting for the Turning Point," Superjoint Ritual
"Into the Darkness," Kittie
"Your Sweet Six Six Six," HIM
"Unholy Confessions," Avenged Sevenfold
"Laid To Rest," Lamb Of God
"Prophecy," Soulfly
"House of Doom," Black Label Society
"Breathing New Life," Damageplan
"The Quiet Place," In Flames
"Archetype," Fear Factory
"My Tortured Soul" (live), Probot

Disc two:
"Medusa and Hemlock," Cradle Of Filth
"The Great Dividers," Unearth
"Antihero," God Forbid
"We Bury Our Dead at Dawn," the Agony Scene
"Needled 24/7," Children Of Bodom
"Love Lost In a Hale of Gunfire," Bleeding Through
"Like Light To the Flies," Trivium
"Fuel for Hatred," Satyricon
"Rain To the Sound of Panic," Himsa
"Deadly Sinners," 3 Inches Of Blood
"Contagion," the Black Dahlia Murder
"I Been Gone a Long Time," Every Time I Die
"She Speaks To Me," Blood Has Been Shed
"Waiting for the Heavens," Eighteen Visions
"Scars of the Crucifix," Deicide
"The Deepest Gray," All That Remains
"Venus Complex," Twelve Tribes
"Panasonic Youth," the Dillinger Escape Plan
"American Hollow," Martyr A.D.
"Progenies Of The Great Apocalypse," Dimmu Borgir