In September 2022 we will be together again and ready for the best Rock In Rio ever, when we will celebrate peace and life.”50 Best Hard Rock + Metal Live Acts
Source: Rock in Rio 2021 Festivals in Lisbon and Brazil Are Canceled
Categories: News There are 28,000 people working to bring celebration and joy to the 700,000 people who visit us. But unfortunately we are still under a state of emergency and we can not foresee how an event with this dimension and under its original characteristics can take place in June, as we need to start the constructions now," she explained. We receive tourists from absolutely all Brazilian states, in addition to the Federal District, and also from more than 70 countries. Details on the 2022 lineup and the festival's City of Rock will be revealed soon.Meanwhile, Rock in Rio president and founder Roberto Medina addressed the Brazilian edition of the festival, stating, “Rock in Rio mobilizes people inside and outside the City of Rock. Chad ChildersPublished: March 5, 2021Mauricio Santana, Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterTwo more major festivals will sit out 2021, as Rock in Rio's organizers have revealed that both the Brazil and Lisbon-based events will not take place this year.Roberta Medina, Vice President of the Rock in Rio organization, issued a video message in which she spoke about the Lisbon edition of the festival."We worked very hard in the last 11 months in synergy with the authorities, with our partners to make sure that it would be a possibility to make the next June edition happen. We will preserve lives at this point. "So it is with heavy heart and immense sorrow that we have to communicate that we have made the decision to postpone again the 9th edition of Rock in Rio Lisboa with the new dates settled for the 18, 19, 25 and 26 of June 2022."All those who currently have tickets will still have those tickets remain valid for the 2022 edition.

Graham HartmannPublished: March 5, 2021Ethan Miller, Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterFestival season in the United States may actually go as planned this fall. Covid cases are trending down. As we remain cautiously optimistic, we hope everybody does their part over the next 6.5 months to ensure the return of live music. We love you, we miss you, and we can’t wait for the day we see you again.”Furnace FestTo grab tickets to the 2021 Furnace Fest, click here.Every Ozzfest Lineup, Ranked
Source: Killswitch Engage, Underoath + More Confirmed for 2021 Furnace Fest
Filed Under: Killswitch Engage, UnderoathCategories: News If you prefer a refund, 2020 ticket holders can request their money back via until April 2.“We are more confident than ever that Furnace Fest will happen this September. Ticket purchases will always be transferable, and you may now purchase ticket cancellation protection ($20.11 for 3-day passes) to guarantee your money back.”“After not playing a show since 2019, it feels surreal to be announcing that we are headlining Furnace Fest later this year,” Underoath write. Killswitch Engage, Taking Back Sunday, Underoath and more have just been announced for the 2021 Furnace Fest, which will take place Sept. “September is a long time away but with advances in the vaccine rollout it feels like the festival will be able to ensure safety for you all, the bands and crews.”“That said, if it is not safe, we will 100 percent address that as the year goes on. We want to protect the community and absolutely won’t be touring unless that’s ensured but we feel confident it’s finally time to get the ball rolling on getting back on stage to see your faces again.”He Is Legend add, “Nineteen years ago we performed at Furnace Fest with many of these same bands. If this date happens, I can’t think of a better first show back. 24-26 in Birmingham, Ala.A number of bands from the cancelled 2020 Furnace Fest, including Converge, Every Time I Die, Knocked Loose and Andrew WK are confirmed for the 2021 event, which has been expanded into three full days of metalcore, hardcore, punk and scene music.Fans who purchased tickets to the 2020 Furnace Fest will have their passes accepted at the 2021 event. Much larger events have either already happened (Super Bowl) or are scheduled for our same timeframe (Riot, Alabama Football, Louder than Life),” the fest writes via Facebook.“In a worst-case scenario, we'll be transparent with you about the possibility of any postponement. We have access to three highly effective vaccines with others in development.

“So I chose, and completely re-arranged, one of my favorite songs, called ‘It Doesn’t Matter Two’ from the album Black Celebration. Chad ChildersPublished: March 5, 2021Libra / Adrenaline PRShare on FacebookShare on TwitterThere are certain non-metal bands that just have that darkness that still attracts those in the metal world and Depeche Mode often tops that list. During this lockdown it felt so nice to get connected with cool artists around the world. So you can imagine how I felt when, one by one, almost everyone I invited replied saying yes (most of them without even knowing who I was), simply after hearing the demo I sent.”Anneke van Giersbergen said of the experience, “Working with this group of amazing musicians on a song by one of my favorite bands has been truly amazing, especially in times like these.”Apocalyptica’s Eicca Toppinen added, “I immediately got very excited about this project when Libra contacted me. All musicians are in the same situation during these weird times, no matter where you live. Now, with all of this top tier talent on top of what was already a killer song, I think we’ve created a monster!”My Dying Bride’s Aaron Stainthorpe chipped in, “Believe it or not but I was actually a member of the Depeche Mode Fan Club way back when Violator was released. The result is an epic, orchestral sounding take on the track "It Doesn't Matter Two."As can be seen in the video, the pandemic didn't dampen the passion to take part as this cover turned into a global collaboration with musicians chipping in from around the world. I adored the band and was the only person wearing a Depeche Mode sweatshirt in the notorious rock bar The Frog & Toad in Bradford. Music has power!”Athanasia’s Caleb Bingham recalled, “When Libra sent it to me, I was impressed by his ability to take a classic Depeche Mode song and completely reinvent it into something all his own. I only invited artists who I respect, admire and even some of my personal heroes. The original song is great and I loved Libra’s arrangement and the passionate way of working on this project. In addition to Libra, who sings and plays drums on the cover, this collective features My Dying Bride’s Shaun MacGowan and vocalist Aaron Stainthorpe, Apocalyptica’s Eicca Toppinen, vocalist Anneke Van Giersbergen, Paradise Lost's Aaron Aedy, Moonspell’s Don Aires Pereira, Type O Negative and Silvertomb’s Kenny Hickey, Athanasia and former Five Finger Death Punch member Caleb Bingham and Within Temptation’s Ruud Jolie.“Since I was a kid, Depeche Mode has been one of the biggest influences of my musical development,” Libra explains. During the pandemic, metal producer-songwriter Libra sought to pay homage to the recently minted Rock and Roll Hall of Famers by covering one of their songs and inviting other Depeche Mode loving metallers to take part. I honestly felt I would be really lucky if only one of them agreed to be part of this project. If you like what you hear, this stellar version of Depeche Mode's "It Doesn't Matter Two" can be found via the platform of your choosing here.Libra + Friends, "It Doesn't Matter Two" (Depeche Mode Lockdown Cover)25 Non-Heavy Acts Metalheads Dig
Source: Metal Stars Unite on Epic Orchestral Sounding Depeche Mode Cover
Filed Under: Depeche ModeCategories: News The song turned out great and it is wonderful how the video shows the way we were able to be together even with the distance. I agreed, then upon hearing the bare bones version, was pleasantly surprised how good it was, even at that very early stage."The track was produced, arranged and mixed by Libra at 13Eighteen Studio in Hollywood and mastered by the legendary engineer Ted Jensen (Metallica, Megadeth, Iron Maiden, AC/DC, David Bowie, Madonna), at Sterling Sound Studios in New York."The whole experience of having such talented artists trusting my vision was a wake up call, and the final result of this collaboration was a testament to the fact that I did the right thing when I decided to make music again," stated Libra.All the artists involved have agreed that proceeds will be donated on their behalf to the International Association for Suicide Prevention. When Libra asked me if I'd be interested in taking part in this project, a 'yes' was inevitable and I thoroughly enjoyed my little moment when, just for a short time, I was actually in Depeche Mode."Paradise Lost’s Aaron Aedy too expressed his fandom, stating, "The prospect of doing a Depeche Mode cover (a band I've loved since buying the ‘People Are People’ single, aged 14) purely for the joy of making music, seemed like the perfect distraction during a time of seemingly mostly bad news. My Dying Bride also used a piece of music by DM as an intro to their gigs on one of their tours but my age won't allow me to recall which piece.

“And now Steve won't leave his house [laughter], and so I think the singer [Franky Perez] is doing something else, and Matt is doing something also.”The bassist says they had "some really good stuff" that he "might rescue" and put on a future solo album.Butler also offered that he "wouldn't say never" when it came to future projects, but his ability to complete things has been hampered a bit by residing in America during the pandemic while some of what he needs it at his home in England."I haven't been able to go to back [to England] since December of 2019 [due to the pandemic]. It's hard work — to find out where to start with them. "Can I go to England now?," Butler tweeted with the hashtags: #please #missingtherain #longestivebeenaway.Top 66 Rock + Metal Bassists of All-Time
Source: Geezer Butler: Deadland Ritual May Not Resume After Pandemic
Filed Under: Deadland Ritual, Geezer ButlerCategories: News While more material has been written, Butler reveals the pandemic kind of messed with the band's progress and potential future.“We had about 13 or 14 songs written, and we were about to go into the studio when the pandemic came along,” he explains. I've got so many things I've done, but they’re all over there. I'll go through stuff. Chad ChildersPublished: March 5, 2021Courtesy of Deadland RitualShare on FacebookShare on TwitterGeezer Butler found an interesting post-Black Sabbath band a few years back joining Deadland Ritual with drummer Matt Sorum, guitarist Steve Stevens and singer Franky Perez, but during a chat with Bass Magazine, Butler shed doubt on whether the group will return with more music.Deadland Ritual released their debut single, "Down in Flames," in 2018 and followed with "Broken and Bruised" in 2019, playing their first show in West Hollywood in May of 2019. A lot of it is on DAT tapes, so I’ve got to find a way to play them too [laughter],” he explains.Butler did recently receive his second COVID vaccine dose and expressed his desire to return home, hoping he could travel soon.

Cohen, Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterStryper guitarist Oz Fox is now recovering after undergoing the first of two planned brain surgeries to address multiple tumors he was diagnosed with in the summer of 2018.While playing with his band Sin City Sinners in 2018, Fox suffered a seizure onstage and it was later discovered by doctors that there was an "area of concern" in his brain, which proved to be tumors that then grew in size over the course of the following year. had to leave a small 1-2 inch piece of the wall of tumor that blended in with the rest of his brain. Joe DiVitaPublished: March 5, 2021Stephen J. Airways closed up halfway thru so they had to give him a breathing tube. They will also try to figure out what's wrong with his airway in his throat in the next few days.Thank you for all your prayers!”The
Source: Stryper’s Oz Fox Recovering After First Brain Surgery
Filed Under: Oz Fox, stryperCategories: News Just came down before to see me and shared: Oz did great during surgery with guitar playing & talking up a storm about favorite tv shows!We have a few complications/concerns.1. He will be on it tonight and hopefully they can wean him off of it in the next 24 hours. In a few days he won't be able to play with his arm, but after the swelling goes down, hopefully he will be back to normal.2. Breathing not good during surgery. A breathing tube was also inserted part-way through the surgery, which has since been removed per a secondary update from Lobért.The first update reads as follows:LIGHT at end of the tunnel!Dr. Affected his playing functions so they couldn’t remove it. Battling other complications along the way, it was determined Fox would require multiple brain surgeries to attempt to remove the invasive tumors.Fox spoke candidly about the upcoming procedures in late January and detailed the necessary processes while also reflecting on his own mortality.Annie Lobért, Fox's wife, has now updated fans on the guitarist's condition following the first surgery, which was completed on March 4. Dr. She stressed he "did great during surgery" but that it did not come without complications.A small piece of the tumor that "blended in with the rest of his brain" remains since removing it would have impacted Fox's ability to play guitar.

Whether this is through a resale factor, which usually holds a percentage for the artist in the smart contract, or through a secondary right attached to the token," explains MusicxTechxFuture.Kings of Leon’s new album, When You See Yourself, was released today via traditional streaming and album sales services, while its official NFT will be auctioned off at noon ET today via the YellowHeart platform. Graham HartmannPublished: March 5, 2021Chesnot, Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterWhat the f*ck is a NFT? Now, imagine owning the sole master tape of your favorite album. Buying an NFT can make that a reality.NFT stands for “non-fungible token.” It operates on blockchain technology, just like Bitcoin, but unlike the 21 million Bitcoins that will eventually be mined, an NFT is one-of-a-kind, can't be bought or sold in fractional amounts, and can’t be traded for an identical NFT.Buying an NFT sort of turns you into the record company or that pharma bro guy who bought Wu-Tang Clan’s Once Upon a Time in Shaolin. Musician Grimes has made a killing selling NFTs, raking in almost $6 million in digital art sales so far.But what’s the point of buying a NFT if everyone can just stream the album for free? Imagine the Mona Lisa for a second. The token also promises its owner four front-row tickets to any Kings of Leon concert, during each tour, for life. Categories: News If you win the March 5 auction for When You See Yourself, the new album by Kings of Leon (one of the first bands to sell a record as an NFT) you own the album token and can sell it at any point. So NFTs can consist of a real-world, physical experience as well as digital art or property.Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda recently sold a piece of digital artwork called “One Hundredth Stream” as an NFT for $30,000, which Shinoda plans to donate to charity. Same reason record companies want to own the master — because a classic album appreciates in value over time. If you're the owner of an album, you could potentially profit through a song being licensed for a commercial, make small amounts of cash in perpetuity through streaming or album sales, or just sit back, wait for your NFT to appreciate in value and sell it for a profit. Value for a NFT could even be created through the sheer excitement for blockchain technology."By investing in an NFT or, for example, a social token, the fan engages in the potential for revenue growth. To learn more about NFTs, read this article from The Verge.32 Rockers Who've Appeared in TV Shows
Source: What’s a NFT + Is It Really the Future of Music? Though countless print and digital images of the painting exist, there’s still only one, priceless original. Like many cryptocurrency tokens, the NFT operates on the Etherium blockchain and is stored in a digital wallet.But Kings of Leon put more than just an album into the NFT.

Pop singer Kesha recently turned 34, and in a post thanking her fans for their birthday wishes, she sported a Voivod shirt underneath a black jacket.The brief video clip simply shows the vocalist turning her shoulder and smiling at the camera without saying a word. They are not AC/DC or the Rolling Stones or even Slayer, which are all popular logos we often see on shirts that people wear.In 2011, just two years after her breakthrough, Kesha deemed herself a "metal-loving rock chick" who always had a rebellious side and loved rock 'n' roll. Plus, she was influenced greatly by classic rock and punk artists. One example? "Animals I love you thank you so much for all the birthday messages! Iggy Pop."Whenever I think about my career or accomplishments or goals or life, I’m always comforted thinking about Iggy Pop," she told Billboard in 2020. "I’ve seen all the crazy things he’s done in his life and the sonic evolution and the sound he invented just by being himself and embracing the fact that he was a real wild child. He had the same nihilist ideas and outlook on life that I do, but he’s also the godfather of punk."The 12 Most 'Metal' Artists That Aren't Actually Metal
Source: Pop Singer Kesha Sports Voivod Shirt in New Video Clip
Filed Under: voivodCategories: News I miss you," she wrote in the caption.Check out the clip below.Now before you all get out your pitchforks and start rioting, Voivod are not Metallica. Lauryn SchaffnerPublished: March 5, 2021Joseph Okpako, Getty Images / Scott Legato, Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterWe've seen pop stars in metal shirts before, but this is probably a first.

Grocery chains did the best they could to support their communities, but their supply was hit hard. Food pantries are running out of supplies. "As temperatures dropped well below freezing and widespread power outages swept the area, families suffered. And the freeze has wiped out substantial portions of the state's citrus and vegetable crops. While temperatures have risen and electricity has been restored in many areas, residents are still very much in the throws of a struggle."The often charitable band continued, "Texans running low on food are finding empty grocery store shelves. As part of our commitment to fighting food insecurity, All Within My Hands has donated $75,000 to Feeding America to be distributed to Texas food banks."Earlier this week, on the 35th anniversary of Metallica's Master of Puppets album, the band performed on A Late Show With Stephen Colbert, dishing out the opening track, "Battery," for late night viewers.14 Rock + Metal Artists That Give Back
Source: Metallica Donate $75,000 to Help Texans Impacted by Winter Storm
Filed Under: MetallicaCategories: News Joe DiVitaPublished: March 5, 2021Kevin Winter, Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterMetallica, in a continued effort of giving back to local communities and those in need, have donated $75,000 through their All Within My Hands Foundation to Texans impacted by the recent winter storm that left millions without power and potable drinking water while food resources became scarce.The money will benefit the Feeding America organization, which will distribute food to Texas food banks as the metal legends confront food insecurity across the state."The winter storm that struck Texas last month was beyond anything the state's residents could imagine preparing for," said Metallica in a statement.

Laiho then formed Bodom After Midnight, who announced the Paint the Sky With Blood EP weeks after his passing. 23, 2020.If you or someone you know if struggling with drug and/or alcohol dependence, help is available through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website. If his story can save even ONE life, then something good can come out of this horrible loss we have all endured.Rest in peace, beloved WildchildFollowing the dissolution of Children of Bodom in 2019 in the wake of the simultaneous departure of three co-founding members Henkka T. Blacksmith, Janne Wirman and Jaska Raatikainen. Please do not surround yourself with enablers who promote your addictions. She said the forensic report confirmed the musician died of "alcohol-induced degeneration of the liver and pancreas connective tissue" and that he also had a "cocktail of painkiller, opioids and insomnia medication in his system."Laiho died in his home in Finland on Dec. Let this be a cautionary tale that no one is invincible."Read Goss' post in full below.This morning I received the final forensic report with the official cause of Alexi’s passing. Imagine all the amazing music we could still be getting if he had just accepted help. He had so many good years left in him. To speak to someone on the phone, dial 1-800-622-HELP (1-800-622-4357) or send a text message to 1-800-487-4889.The 66 Best Metal Songs of the 21st Century 
Source: Children of Bodom’s Alexi Laiho: Cause of Death Revealed
Filed Under: Alexi Laiho, Bodom After Midnight, children of bodomCategories: News You do not have to meet this same fate. I plead with anyone who is struggling with alcoholism or any other substance abuse problem, to please seek support. If people are trying to help you, remember that they are doing it out of love and concern, so please do not push them away. The group played their only show on Oct. We are all human, we all suffer, but help is out there. 29 of last year, although news of his passing broke early in 2021 where it was noted that the rocker had been battling long-term health issues.Goss, whom Laiho was still married to under Finnish law prior to his death (the two separated and Laiho later married Kelli-Wright Laiho, though the two parties dispute this status), stated on Instagram she is legally entitled to the forensic report before naming the cause of death.In her post, Goss lamented "the loss of this extraordinarily talented and beautiful soul," adding that his death was "entirely preventable." She then made a plea for those struggling with substance abuse of any sort to seek help and support."If people are trying to help you, remember that they are doing it out of love and concern, so please do not push them away," Goss added, continuing "Please do not surround yourself with enablers who promote your addictions. My hope is to eventually start a memorial foundation or charity in his native, Finland to help others struggling with these same demons. Joe DiVitaPublished: March 5, 2021Mondadori Portfolio via Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterChildren of Bodom co-founder, guitarist and frontman Alexi Laiho's cause of death has been revealed by his widow and former Synergy bandmate, Kimberly Goss. As his legal widow, I am privy to this information. This needs to be an open conversation, not a source of shame. The English translation is, “Alcohol-induced degeneration of the liver and pancreas connective tissue”. Let this be a cautionary tale that no one is invincible.I do not want his death to be in vain. Furthermore, he had a cocktail of painkillers, opioids and insomnia medication in his system.The loss of this extraordinarily talented and beautiful soul is a tragedy that was entirely preventable. The certificate reads in Finnish, “Alkoholin aiheuttama maksan rasvarappeutuminen ja haiman sidekudostuminen”.

And, well, there's that little ol' thing called The Black Album by Metallica that forever changed the landscape of heavy music, serving as the necessary gateway to metal for generations of soon-to-be metalheads.It was a time of wild experimentation where funk metal was a very real thing and jazz-fusion began to creep into the Florida death metal scene in the earliest onset of what we now regard as progressive/technical death metal (there is a difference between progressive death metal and technical death metal, but we'll save it for a doctoral thesis, should we ever go down that road in life).Viking metal was in bloom, death metal was splintering into even more directions than the two mentioned above, and, of course, who could forget that 1991 was the year Type O Negative delivered their distinguished first album? Not us, that's for sure.Relive all the mayhem of this quintessential year and view the 32 Best Metal Albums of 1991 directly below and check out the 25 Best Rock Albums of 1991 here.32 Best Metal Albums of 1991
Source: 32 Best Metal Albums of 1991
Filed Under: armored saint, Atheist, autopsy, Bathory, Bolt Thrower, Cannibal Corpse, carcass, cathedral, Corrosion of Conformity, dark angel, death, Dismember, entombed, fates warning, Gorguts, Heathen, immolation, infectious grooves, melvins, Metallica, morbid angel, Motorhead, overkill, Ozzy Osbourne, paradise lost, Sepultura, skid row, suffocation, type o negative, voivodCategories: News Still, there was a fair amount for the more traditional headbanger, as evidenced by our picks for the 32 Best Metal Albums of 1991.On the big, flashy, arena level, Ozzy Osbourne dropped his No More Tears record, an absolute behemoth in every way that boasted some of the singer's most commercially successful songs. Joe DiVitaPublished: March 4, 2021Earache / Boner Records / Relatvity/Relapse / WTG Records / Epic Records / Roadrunner / Metal BladeShare on FacebookShare on TwitterFor the mainstream metal fan, 1991 may not have yielded such rich rewards as years past, but metal as a whole was in a very healthy place in regards to the pursuit of new developments, mainly in the extreme faction.

So they were [like], 'You can't listen to AC/DC or Black Sabbath, you'll go to hell.'"Thus, Hinds had to sneak his music tastes. He got ahold of a Highway to Hell cassette tape while he was on vacation in Florida with his family around the age of 11, and listened to it alone by the pool. Lauryn SchaffnerPublished: March 4, 2021Raphael Dias, Getty Images / Gustavo Caballero, Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterIt's all too common that we hear stories about musicians having been forbidden from listening to rock music at home when they were younger. Yet, they still manage to make a career out of it. He was sunburned so badly that he had a white square on his chest, because that's where he left the cassette player.The rocker described his first time hearing AC/DC as "electrifying," and that it made him feel "really alive.""Angus [Young] is one of the first guitar players that I was really, really influenced by because when I heard other guitar players at the same time, they were doing stuff that was like, too complicated-sounding," Hinds explained of AC/DC's impact on him."AC/DC is like a religion," he praised, along with Thin Lizzy. "It was the artwork and the lyrics, and all of the song titles.""My dad's really religious, all of my relatives are. because of religion.The Mastodon frontman detailed his love for AC/DC on the podcast, AC/DC Beyond the Thunder. He grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, and the first instrument he learned to play was the banjo, which he used to teach himself to play Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven." Eventually he upgraded to an acoustic guitar, and his father promised he'd get him an electric one if he stuck with it."I was also forbidden to listen to AC/DC and KISS and Black Sabbath because of the satanic connotation of it," Hinds admitted. Mastodon's Brent Hinds said that AC/DC was like a religion for him growing up, though he wasn't allowed to listen to it… "It's the quintessential rock 'n' roll band.Listen to the full interview below.Brent Hinds Speaks to the AC/DC Beyond the Thunder PodcastSee 15 Sets of Rock + Metal Best Friends
Source: Mastodon’s Brent Hinds: AC/DC Is Like a Religion
Filed Under: AC/DC, Brent Hinds, MastodonCategories: News

Beware infiltrators among us — they are wolves in sheep‘s clothing!’ It’s an honor to share this menacing track with all of the rock ‘n’ roll children!"Watch the "Art of Deception" video at the bottom of the page and read through the lyrics below as well.Follow Granny 4 Barrel on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Spotify.Granny 4 Barrel, "Art of Deception" LyricsBeware wolves in sheep’s clothingShallow truth for the weak and lonelyBuild a fortress, count the sheepMoney, power is all deceitDeal makers breakin’ your trustAshes to ashes, dust to dustTurn around and see just who you trustHear the sound they’re stalking their preyBeware the ravenous wolves among usInfiltrators lying in waitBeware the ravenous wolves among usBreeding in numbers, surrounding the braveStir the flock with confusionCamouflaged these shades of illusionGranny 4 Barrel, "Art of Deception" Music Video30 Most Underrated Hard Rock + Metal Guitarists 
Source: Granny 4 Barrel Debut Eerie ‘Art of Deception’ Music Video
Filed Under: Granny 4 BarrelCategories: News They embrace the idea of a surrogate witch-like metal Granny who kicks ass, loves them equally but doesn’t hesitate to dish out scathing proclamations against evil and injustice," he added."Granny 4 Barrel succinctly delivers the message: Never judge a book by its cover!"For "Art of Deception" as well as other forthcoming songs, LeRoi worked with esteemed producer David Bendeth, on which he reflected, "Writing this track with David Bendeth was a great experience. We delved into darker waters and were able to explore and stretch out musically and vocally. But it also gives me equal satisfaction on the theatrical and musical side," said Granny 4 Barrel visionary and singer Terry LeRoi."Granny’s extended family (the fans) relate to not only the sheer visual insanity of G4B but in grand heavy metal fashion there’s an element of danger that says I really like this but I’m kind of afraid of it as well! I believe we hit upon a theme a lot of folks can relate to 'The Art Of Deception' begs the question, ‘Who do you really trust?’ Your leaders…your friends? Joe DiVitaPublished: March 4, 2021Stephanie CabralShare on FacebookShare on TwitterGather 'round, kiddies, Granny 4 Barrel are back with a brand new song, "Art of Deception," and an eerie new music video, which was shot in the Greystone Court castle along New York's picturesque Hudson River.Bathed in a rich blue hue and shot in super-slow motion by My Good Eye Visuals' David Brodsky and Allison Woest, the "Art of Deception" projects a hallucinatory atmosphere, aided by the mid-tempo, effects-drenched riff repetitions and Granny's enchanting, elongated vocal delivery.“The character of Granny is inspired by horror movies, villains and anti-heroes. If you take a closer look inside, there are psychological components to this alter ego that give it depth. It’s the perfect vehicle for me to express my disdain for stereotypes and intolerance.

Matt Heafy of Trivium"Stay""Warrior" Feat. It's never been 'the easy way.' Over two decades later, we're still making our mark."Read the lyrics to both songs (via AZ Lyrics —"Warrior," "Underrated") and listen to them toward the bottom of the page. "Warrior" takes the position of endurance and devotion and "Underrated" embraces a chip-on-the-shoulder attitude of perseverance in the face of doubt."'Warrior' is song about persistence and never giving up," the band shares. "We hope this song can be the puzzle piece that helps people realize that we ALL have the capacity for greatness. Sometimes, greatness can exist in the shadows and lives buried under negativity, trauma, or anxiety. Baptize album details are also listed below and you can pre-order the album here.Atreyu, "Warrior" LyricsI am a warrior, I walk with the godsI am a warrior, I will never stop, yeahSometimes I feel like I'm fallingSo fast from the skyFrom the weight of my lifeSometimes I feel like I'm huntedAttack me with knivesCut me up in the nightI am a warrior, I walk with the godsI am a warrior, I will never stopWhat doesn't kill me makes me strongerI am the wolf, I am the hunterI am a warrior, I walk with the godsNo, I won't take no for an answerI leave behind all the liesI taught myself to surviveI am a warrior, I walk with the godsI am a warrior, I will never stopWhat doesn't kill me makes me strongerI am the wolf, I am the hunterI am a warrior, I walk with the godsI am aI am aI am aI am a warrior, I walk with the godsI am a warrior, I will never stopWhat doesn't kill me makes me strongerI am the wolf, I am the hunterI am a warrior, I walk with the gods, yeahAtreyu, "Underrated" LyricsGet the fuck up!Another day of falling leavesOoh, we're just graves collectingDust, collecting dustWe struck the match, this fire's ablazeNow just sit back and watch itBurn, watch it burnWe are who we are, underratedBeaten and broken downWe are who we areLove it or hate it, hate itNothing can stop us nowWhat is it to liveMy life is just a tripWhere do we fucking fit, give me answersYou say we're underratedMaybe they love to hate usYou're second guessing, this was your first mistakeWe are the kingsWe are the kingsGet on your knees and bowWe are the kingsWe are the kingsWe are the rulers nowWe are who we are, underratedBeaten and broken downWe are who we areLove it or hate it, hate itNothing can stop us nowPut my head in the fireFlames go higher and higherLet's all burn in the agonyTonight will be tragedyPut my head in the fireFlames go higher and higherLet's all burn in the agonyTonight will be tragedyFuck!We are who we are, underratedBeaten and broken downWe are who we areLove it or hate it, hate itNothing can stop us nowWe are the kingsWe are the kingsGet on your knees and bowWe are the kingsWe are the kingsWe are the rulers nowAtreyu, "Warrior" Feat. Joe DiVitaPublished: March 4, 2021Spinefarm RecordsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterThe new era of Atreyu began late last year after the band confirmed their split with longtime frontman Alex Varkatzas. We wanted it to feel like a hometown football game. It's cool to have him be a part of the song and to perform in a different light than what people may be used to."About "Underrated," the band says, "We've always had to prove ourselves. Travis BarkerAtreyu, "Underrated"Atreyu, Baptize Album Artwork + Track ListingSpinefarm RecordsSpinefarm Records"Strange Powers of Prophecy""Baptize""Save Us""Underrated""Broken Again""Weed""Dead Weight""Catastrophe""Fucked Up""Sabotage Me""Untouchable" Feat. 'Warrior' is about searching through all of that endless darkness to finally find the sunrise."The group continues, "When we wrote 'Warrior,' the idea to do a big marching drum break came about. Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach"No Matter What""Oblivion" Feat. We've never been handed anything nor have we taken any shortcuts. Travis Barker was the perfect person to bring this to life. Travis Barker2021's Most Anticipated Rock + Metal Albums 
Source: Atreyu Debut Inspiring ‘Warrior’ + ‘Underrated’ Songs, Reveal Album Details
Filed Under: Atreyu, travis barkerCategories: News The metalcore mainstays then announced their revamped lineup and debuted their new song, "Save Us," and now they've issued two more tracks, "Warrior" (featuring Blink-182's Travis Barker) and "Underrated" off their forthcoming album, Baptize, which now carries a June 4 street date via Spinefarm Records.Drummer Brandon Saller has since moved up front, relinquishing his drum stool to his Hell or Highwater bandmate Kyle Rosa in order to focus on his new role as Atreyu's clean-singing frontman (he had always served as the clean singer), while bassist Porter McKnight has been tasked with the screaming end of things.Both songs share a common lyrical theme, which is one of self-confidence.

states like Texas and Mississippi this month reopened with no restrictions whatsoever. And then Europe could be a different story. "But we'll see. The side project that also features Breaking Benjamin's Jasen Rauch released a new album called Perfectly Preserved last month, but Welch still has an eye toward Korn for the rest of the year.Watch the full interview down toward the bottom of this post.Welch explained to hardDrive Radio this week that Korn will likely "get creative with getting through the majority of the year if we can't play shows," as Blabbermouth reported. Meanwhile, Korn are getting busy on some songwriting, throwing around musical ideas for a follow-up to 2019's The Nothing.Brian 'Head' Welch Talks to hardDrive Radio – March 3, 202115 Things Musicians Did to Help Us Survive 2020 Without Concerts
Source: Brian ‘Head’ Welch Floats Idea of Korn Club Tour if Big Shows Can’t Happen in 2021
Filed Under: Brian Head Welch, KornCategories: News Or I don't know if it's something where you have to show proof that you got a vaccine."Right now, many concert lovers are preparing for another year largely bereft of concerts, though perhaps not quite the drought of 2020. "Korn's management and the band, we're just throwing things back and forth — 'What if we did this?' 'What if we did that?' — and we're getting pretty close to locking in some cool ideas."The musician continued, "The crystal ball is showing me that we can have some shows in the fall. Maybe the alt-metal veterans will be able to do a small club tour by the fall instead?The rocker let slip the proposal in a recent interview focused on his other group, Love and Death. So I don't know if that means that Korn goes out and does a club tour, just to get to the fans and give them something, and to give us something to do. Philip TrappPublished: March 4, 2021Alexandre Loureiro, Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterKorn guitarist Brian "Head" Welch has a winning idea if large, in-person concerts are off the table for 2021. Some have predicted big events' return for later in the year, and U.S. So I'm hoping … we can at least go over there and do some stuff."Love and Death have also gotten creative about the ongoing lack of in-person concerts, performing a virtual record release show to celebrate their latest effort. I think there's gonna be smaller shows happening. But the Korn guitarist was level-headed about what the band could reasonably do."Common sense will tell you that getting 10,000 people into a place doesn't look too promising for this year, but you never know," Welch added.

Joe DiVitaPublished: March 4, 2021YouTube: The Late Show With Stephen ColbertShare on FacebookShare on TwitterFor the second time in less than a month's span, Metallica have been featured as a guest of late night talk show host Stephen Colbert. And now, performing 'Battery,' Metallica."Watch the full clip directly below.Master of Puppets has been certified platinum six times by the RIAA, although the most recent sales figures were updated back in 2003.Metallica Perform "Battery" on A Late Show With Stephen Colbert32 Rockers Who've Appeared in TV Shows 
Source: Metallica Crush Late Night TV With ‘Battery’ Performance on ‘Colbert’
Filed Under: MetallicaCategories: News 7, as part of Colbert's A Late Show: Super Bowl Edition special, Metallica joined in by performing their eternal hit, "Enter Sandman." This time, viewers were treated to the lead track off Metallica's 1986 major label debut, a song that is perhaps not as intimately familiar as the song heard in countless sports stadiums and, most recently, a truck commercial.The Late Show "Battery" performance was the band's third one-track video offering of the year. There was a hiccup in the latter, however, as Twitch replaced the audio in the stream with royalty-free 8-bit folk music instead as the platform abided by its own strict rules regarding copyright audio.All three single-song performances were shot at Metallica's headquarters, dubbed 'HQ,' in San Rafael, California.Introducing the thrash icons on TV, Colbert said, "Their album Master of Puppets was released 35 years ago today and had such impact that it was added to the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress. Yesterday (March 3), the metal legends celebrated the 35th anniversary of their Master of Puppets album by performing the rampaging "Battery" on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.On Feb. First came the aforementioned Colbert spot and, next, on Feb. 19, Metallica streamed "For Whom the Bell Tolls" as part of their appearance at the BlizzCon video game conference.

Indoor events will be allowed to host a maximum of 100 people, and 150 if the venue gives COVID-19 tests to all guests. Lauryn SchaffnerPublished: March 3, 2021Cory Schwartz, Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterFollowing the news that both Texas and Mississippi will lift their mask mandates and allow businesses to operate at full capacity again, we have another update for the COVID-19 restrictions in New York. Governor Andrew Cuomo has allowed for music venues to operate at a limited capacity starting in April.Cuomo gave a statement earlier today (March 3) that entertainment and arts venues can open and operate at 33 percent capacity, effective April 2 [via the New York Times]. Outdoor events are allowed to have 200 attendees, and that cap is bumped to 500 if COVID-19 tests are administered to everyone.However, some locations will not deem it financially worth it to hold events with such a low capacity. “Even 50 percent would be rough for us,” said Michael Swier, owner of the Bowery Ballroom and Mercury Lounge.Last month, Cuomo also gave stadiums and arenas in New York the okay to open with a 10 percent capacity limit, with other COVID-19 restrictions and social distancing practices still in place.15 Things Musicians Did to Help Us Survive 2020 Without Concerts
Source: Music Venues in New York Can Reopen at Limited Capacity in April
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But I have so much stuff."He continued, "The big thing which you can't see from an angle here was vintage movie posters. "The last poster I bought was… You don't realize how much the collecting is connected to a friendship with someone until they aren't there anymore," he explains. "I remember him saying so clear, 'Ha Rob, right now, you're the fine, proud owner of a fine French Wolfman poster.' But it was like in that last second, I think in a way… And I stopped talking about posters with people. That was the big thing I would sink all my cash into. And my other collecting friend was Johnny Ramone from the Ramones. "The reason I stopped is kind of a sad story. And I was just like, now what? Chad ChildersPublished: March 3, 2021Jason Davis, Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterRob Zombie's love of horror has followed him not only through music but into his film career as well. And the day he died, I remember being over his house and he had died. Nobody wants to die and I don't think anybody could believe, especially him that he was going to. I stopped buying them. But actually Johnny bought it and he had it in his house."Zombie says even though he was ill, Ramone had recently purchased the poster which he then sold to Zombie. It was very strange."While Zombie gave up poster collecting, his passion for film and music have continued. Rob's new studio album, The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy Theory, is set for a March 12 street date. It was just like, I don't know. I used to be," stated Zombie. But while speaking with Apple Music's Zane Lowe, the singer revealed one aspect of his horror fandom essentially came to an end with the death of longtime friend Johnny Ramone.According to Zombie, he amassed quite the collection of vintage horror movie posters, a passion that he shared with Ramone, but after the musician's death he just stopped with his collection."I am not a compulsive collector anymore. He was another psychotic collector. I swear, I never bought another thing after that."Zombie admits the loss affected his passion for poster collecting. But collecting is sort of like a sickness because you somehow… It's over there somewhere. It's this giant French Wolfman poster. You can pick it up here (As Amazon affiliates, we earn on qualifying purchases)Rob Zombie Speaks With Apple Music's Zane Lowe10 Rockers Who Rescue Animals
Source: Rob Zombie: Why I Stopped Collecting Vintage Horror Movie Posters
Filed Under: Rob ZombieCategories: News Like, you're never going to get everything. I don't even know why you're trying to get it in the first place. So he was still collecting right up to the last second. "It just seemed like, who cares?

again! Question is…Are YOU? Then, a week later on April 3, the group will head back to the concert stage to perform The End Complete in its entirety.The End Complete is the band's biggest selling album, featuring the sludgy crushing opener "I'm in Pain," the mosh-worthy "Back to One" and the thunderous title track.“For the past seven weeks we have locked ourselves inside the studio to prepare for these next studio livestream sessions, re-learning the now 29-year-old The End Complete album and rehearsing many of the bands favorites," state the group. Death metal legends Obituary will revisit their 1992 metal masterpiece The End Complete with a special two-part livestream taking place over two weeks in March and April.First up, the band will perform some of their favorite songs during a livestream concert taking place on March 27, giving a broader variety of songs from throughout their career. "We are proud to announce that we are ready to bring our fans the goods and have picked a killer selection of classic songs, rare tracks and The End Complete album performed in its entirety. Chad ChildersPublished: March 3, 2021Relapse Records / Photo by Ester SegarraShare on FacebookShare on TwitterThe End is upon us … Here we Go!!!!!”Tickets for these special shows will go on sale this Friday at 1PM ET via the band's website. While there you can also add t-shirts and merch bundles if you like.Obituary 2021 LivestreamsRelapse RecordsBest Death Metal Album of Each Year Since 1985
Source: Obituary to Play ‘The End Complete’ in Full, Announce Two Livestreams
Filed Under: obituaryCategories: News We have been busting our asses preparing and now WE are ready.

I used the mystic arts to pull this song from the alternate timeline where Megadeth and Metallica are one, and released their song 'Countdown to One' off the album And Extinction For All."In the past, Megatallica has mashed up "For Whom The Bell Tolls" with "In My Darkest Hour," "Enter Sandman" with "Symphony of Destruction," "Fight Fire With Fire" with "Into the Lungs of Hell," "Disposable Heroes" with "Holy Wars…The Punishment Due" and many more.Ready to "Countdown to One"? "Here's my second new mashup of 2021. Philip TrappPublished: March 3, 2021Blackened / CapitolShare on FacebookShare on TwitterRemember Megatallica? While "Countdown" is the latest mashup, many of them have been collected on a compilation playlist very appropriately titled Killing 'Em All Is My Business."In case you didn't know, I'm back." The Taskmaster said this week. Rock out to the Megadeth and Metallica mashup now.Megatallica, "Countdown to One" Megadeth + Metallica Mashup2021's Most Anticipated Rock + Metal Albums
Source: Listen: Metallica + Megadeth Mashup Champ Returns With ‘Countdown to One’
Filed Under: Megadeth, MetallicaCategories: News That's the thrash-tastic project of YouTuber The Taskmaster that creatively mashes up Megadeth and Metallica songs for the benefit of metalheads everywhere. Well, the mashup mastermind is back with another inventive combination of the two heavy metal titans.It's called "Countdown to One," and — as if you hadn't already guessed — it merges Megadeth's 1992 Countdown to Extinction title track with Metallica's 1988 …And Justice for All single "One."Listen to the mashup down toward the bottom of this post.The Taskmaster's "Countdown to One" is part of a new series of Megadeth and Metallica mashups from the mastermind. After over a year away from the task, the YouTuber has made a comeback with even more ideas.

After all, the Prince of Darkness did draw up the blueprint for heavy metal alongside his Black Sabbath bandmates. Yeah. He plays the whole album looking directly at me, singing most of it. My manager will be there. Yada, yada.’ That's always been weird to me. I went to his house, I don't remember why. Graham HartmannPublished: March 2, 2021Courtesy of MSOShare on FacebookShare on TwitterEvery musician must remember the first time they met Ozzy Osbourne. We've toured together for the first time maybe 20 years ago but I met him before,” Zombie begins. A lot of times, we're on a private plane together and Ozzy will tell you the best stories, but I can't tell, because it's throwing other rock people under the bus, but they're good stories.”Speaking of his heroes, Rob Zombie also talked about getting close with fellow horror rock legend Alice Cooper. Ozzy is great. Rob Zombie recently recalled his first meeting with Ozzy, describing how it was both “amazing” and “uncomfortable.”Zombie guested on Apple Music’s At Home With podcast, telling Zane Lowe about a near-collaboration with Ozzy Osbourne. “I find that weird sometimes, being very good friends with people that like… When I'm actually on the phone bullshitting with Alice Cooper, I'm like Alice Cooper ruled the world when I was some dopey kid in second grade. I've known Ozzy for a long time. And I'm simultaneously thinking, ‘This is awesome, and this is so uncomfortable, I don't know what to do.’ I get into those situations a lot, unfortunately, it seems. And that was where I met him, at his house, and I thought, oh, it's going to be a bunch of people. The fact that I'm on the phone and we're like, ‘Hey, what's going on? “The first time I met Ozzy was really weird. It sounds so pretentious, but just the way it goes. And I don't know. “Ozzy is great. It's less weird after 20 years.”Rob Zombie’s new album, The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy Theory, is set for a March 12 release date. I've told this story before, but not in a long time. It ends up to just me and Ozzy by ourselves.”“I just met him. Listen to the song “Eternal Struggles of the Howling Man” here and listen to Zombie’s full interview with Apple Music below.Every Ozzfest Lineup, Ranked
Source: Rob Zombie: First Time Meeting Ozzy Osbourne Was ‘Awesome’ + ‘Uncomfortable’
Filed Under: Ozzy Osbourne, Rob ZombieCategories: News He's like, ‘Oh, Rob, I want to play you my new record.’ So he puts on his new record, I think he's going to play one song, maybe. Sharon will be there, whatever.

25 earlier this year, as indicated on the RIAA website, and is the only recording by Hellyeah to receive a certification, whether it is for any of their six albums or numerous singles.Following the tragic death of Vinnie Paul's brother, Dimebag Darrell, in 2004, the drummer drifted away from music and took time to grieve before agreeing to join a new band comprised of Chad Gray (vocals, Mudvayne), Greg Tribbett (guitar, Mudvayne), Tom Maxwell (guitar, Nothingface) and Jerry Montano (bass, Nothingface).Montano ultimately departed the band just days after Hellyeah was released and was replaced by Vinnie Paul's Damageplan bandmate Bob 'Zilla' Kakaha, who remained with the group through 2014.Over time, Hellyeah's lyrical aim shifted from a mix of party-intensive themes and anger/rage/frustration to more introspective topics and ones of self-empowerment.Currently, the future of the band remains uncertain, especially in the wake of Vinnie Paul's 2018 death. Welcome Home, the 2019 album by Hellyeah, featured Vinnie Paul's pre-production drum recordings while former Stone Sour skinsman Roy Mayorga took on the daunting role of sitting in Vinnie Paul's place on a tour, which aimed to celebrate the life and legacy of the late Pantera icon.Gray said he remains hopeful more Hellyeah material will emerge, but Maxwell said previously that he doesn't foresee himself taking part in another Hellyeah album. Joe DiVitaPublished: March 2, 2021Epic SonyShare on FacebookShare on TwitterHellyeah, the metal supergroup formed by Pantera legend Vinnie Paul alongside members of Mudvayne, Nothingface and others, have officially received a gold certification from the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) for their 2007 self-titled debut.The certification was handed down on Feb. Gray did just tease a new solo website promising new music coming soon.20 Best Selling Hard Rock + Metal Albums in the United States
Source: Hellyeah’s Self-Titled Debut Now Certified Gold by RIAA
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Since then, their emotional song "Constance" has also gone viral, making them a powerful rising force in metal.Spiritbox – "Holy Roller" Music Video
Source: Little Girl Recreates Spiritbox’s Trippy ‘Holy Roller’ Video
Filed Under: SpiritboxCategories: News The little girl is seen sporting a flower crown, just like vocalist Courtney LaPlante, and that scene is intertwined with close-ups of her face covered in corpse paint.The original video creates an appealing juxtaposition of innocent imagery with the brutal heaviness of the track, and seeing a young girl lip sync to LaPlante's screaming makes for an even more dramatic effect.The frontwoman even complimented the father-daughter project, saying the girl did "such a great job." The band shared it from their own Twitter account as well.Show this metal family some love — see both the recreated video and the original version below.Spiritbox released "Holy Roller" and its Midsommar-esque video in July of 2020. Lauryn SchaffnerPublished: March 2, 2021YouTube – Pale Chord Music / Twitter – @RiseUpRyanKCShare on FacebookShare on TwitterThe younger generations are seemingly growing more and more creative as time goes on. A little girl and her dad teamed up to recreate the trippy music video for Spiritbox's hit "Holy Roller."This reimagined version uses very similar visual elements to the official video.

Once people start cancelling things they don't stop until they get rid of everything they don't agree with!!"Another added, "I guess some folks don't realize how we can be a stone's throw away from having them confiscated/banned. Christianity has been slowly 'cancelled' for years starting with an exaggerated interpretation of church & state, which removed school prayer, firehouse crosses, etc."And another pointed out a financial reason that the Bible will never be canceled:Meanwhile another Twitter follower suggested that the lack of concern shows that people haven't taken the threat of cancel culture seriously, adding, "Some of the comments on here show just how ignorant people are on what's going on in this country. Frightening!"The comment drew quite a bit of response both backing Sweet's narrative and calling out the musician for fear mongering. For the first time in my life I’m asking myself this question — I wonder how long it will be before this book is cancelled? Constitution protects all things related to religion. John 15:18-21"A sampling of comments within the thread point out some of the prejudicial commentary included within the Bible and what it has emboldened over the years, while others have suggested that "canceling" or not, the positive messages expressed will continue on in the hearts of followers:Others called out Sweet for suggesting the idea and questioned his reasoning for doing so:The phrase "cancel culture" has also entered the political spectrum, often used by Republicans who feel as though Democrats have attempted to squelch their rights to free speech."It is used to refer to a cultural boycott," stated Nicole Holliday, assistant professor of linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania to NPR. It just means, 'I'm not going to put my attention or money or support behind this person or organization because they've done something that I don't agree with.' That is not new, that's very old."But as one commenter on the thread put it, the discussion of canceling religion is somewhat muddled by the political connotations.10 Christian Hard Rock + Metal Bands That Absolutely Rage
Source: Stryper’s Michael Sweet Suggests the Bible Will Eventually Be ‘Canceled’
Filed Under: michael sweet, stryperCategories: News One of his Twitter followers pointed out one of the constitutional reasons why the Bible will not go away, stating, "The Bible will never be (could never be) canceled. The U.S. This is fear mongering. Cohen, Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterStryper frontman Michael Sweet has weighed in online with his concern about "cancel culture" and wondering if it might someday include the canceling on the Bible, the collection of religious texts and scriptures held sacred to Christianity.The band has long been at the forefront of Christian rock and Sweet recently shared his concerns on Twitter, offering the following comment: "We’ve been handing out bibles for almost 40 years. Why some countries do not allow them and they have to be smuggled in, why people are often only able to go by memorized verses or have a few pages to read. I'm proudly a Christian and I know the Constitution protects my rights to worship."But another commenter offered, "Other countries have banned bibles so it’s not a stretch to think someone could try in the U.S.A. All religions. It’s just a matter of time. "We've had the term 'boycott' forever and ever. Chad ChildersPublished: March 2, 2021Stephen J. [sic] I know it may seem like a silly thought but it’s really not.

DIE!!!Now that I am a wanted manThere is just one way to flyI must turn myself in to the FBI!!!Flattened Earth, "The Glorious LARP"”50 
Source: Iced Earth Parody Band Flattened Earth Mocks Jon Schaffer’s Insurrection Arrest on ‘The Glorious LARP’ Song
Filed Under: Iced Earth, Jon SchafferCategories: News It is NOT a tribute. We were inspired by the story of Jon Schaffer, Confederate flag guitar enthusiast and leader of mid-to-low tier metal band Iced Earth. Joe DiVitaPublished: March 2, 2021Roberto Schmidt/AFP via Getty Images / YouTube: theonetruemattShare on FacebookShare on TwitterAlmost nothing is immune from being transformed into a meme or parodied to ludicrous levels on the internet. 6. Most recently, new video footage surfaced showing Schaffer among a group of rioters who charged Capitol Police officers while breaching a hallway, bear spray in hand, engaged in a verbal altercation.Flattened Earth, "The Glorious LARP" LyricsPatriots assembleOn this day in historyGuided by the internetA deep conspiracyOur President of game showsConjured up the planWe'll march with flags and bear spray (bear spray)Into the promised landFinally I stand and fightNo longer just a pawnLike my heroes white Jesus ChristAnd the evil clown from 'Spawn' (and violate!)Six charges brought against meThe FBI knows my nameThere's nowhere left to runEverybody knows about my bandOur mighty insurrection did not unfold as plannedAll I did was spray some cops with the bear spray in my handI wish my deeds were glorious like the martyrs by my sideTo tase myself in the balls, have a heart attack and… One metal fan recently took aim at Iced Earth founder Jon Schaffer, who was arrested by the FBI following his documented participation in the insurrection at the U.S. The Flattened Earth parody project recently released "The Glorious LARP," a spoof on Iced Earth's The Glorious Burden album.Released in 2004, The Glorious Burden was the first Iced Earth album to feature Tim 'Ripper' Owens and dealt with themes pertaining to military history throughout different eras and in various worldwide territories.A number of the songs focused on U.S. Now that his band and the events at the Capitol are history, this is our musical conception of his experience."Listen to the Flattened Earth song below and follow along with the lyrics.Schaffer is currently awaited extradition to Washington D.C. from his home state of Indiana. military battles in particular, which presumably prompted this specific parody track, which mocks Schaffer's participation in the riot that also led to the historic second impeachment of then sitting President Donald Trump."The Glorious LARP" (LARP stands for Live Action Role Play, where costumed participants portray fictitious scenes or re-enact historical events) lampoons Schaffer as beholden to internet conspiracy theories and subservient to a plan orchestrated by "our President of game shows," an obvious reference to Trump's many seasons spent hosting the reality competition show, The Apprentice, prior to his term as President of the United States.The song, which captures the essence of Iced Earth's signature sound — heavily palm-muted riffs with overarching melodies — also alludes to the six federal charges Schaffer now faces following his arrest, as well as the allegation that he was seen wielding "bear spray," an aerosol canister used to deter bears in the wild in the event of a threat or attack.The video description for "The Glorious LARP" states, "Flattened Earth is the world’s first historic reenactment band. Capitol Building on Jan.

Meanwhile Hale's power vocals fit perfectly on the song, occasionally accentuated by Olds' vocal assistance.As with previous covers in the series, the artists involved agreed upon a charity to donate their proceeds with the Dallas Hope Charities Transitional Living Center being aided by this cover.To see more of the Two Minutes to Late Night Bedroom Covers series, check out their YouTube site here.Two Minutes to Late Night, "Mouth for War" (Pantera Cover)The 40 Best Cover Songs of 2020
Source: Lzzy Hale Joins Baroness, Code Orange + Year of the Knife Members on Pantera Cover
Filed Under: Baroness, Code Orange, Halestorm, Lzzy Hale, Reba Meyers, Year of the KnifeCategories: News Chad ChildersPublished: March 2, 2021YouTube: Two Minutes to Late NightShare on FacebookShare on TwitterPantera's "Mouth of War" is the latest in a series of all-star collaborations for Two Minutes to Late Night, this time pulling in a killer lineup of Halestorm vocalist Lzzy Hale, Baroness guitarist Gina Gleason, Code Orange guitarist Reba Meyers and Year of the Knife bassist Madi Watkins.The cover is bolstered by Two Minutes to Late Night regulars Jordan Olds (aka Gwarsenio Hall) and Converge and Mutoid Man drummer Ben Koller.Gleason took the lead with the song choice, as revealed in the video's description: "Gina wanted to cover Pantera so we covered the crap out of Pantera!" And "covered the crap out of it" they did, with both Meyers and Gleason laying down some blistering playing during the performance.

Two storage units, at two different times in periods of my life, were broken into," he explained (as transcribed by Ultimate Guitar)."I think, probably five [or] six drum kits out of the first storage unit were stolen. "And Slayer's rehearsal room that we were at in Riverside was broken into; everything was stolen, all my classic drum sets."The drummer revealed that he's been slowly building up his collection of drums after the two incidents and trying to "piece together some of my old classic kits from kits that I see online that are similar."Lombardo is best known for his time behind the kit in Slayer, serving three stints in the band (1981-1986, 1987-1992 and 2001-2013). Chad ChildersPublished: March 2, 2021Peter Troest, Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterUnfortunately more than a few acts have been hit by theft over the years and during a recent appearance on the Hangin' & Bangin' podcast (heard below), longtime drummer Dave Lombardo revealed he's twice been victimized during his run as a musician, including the loss of some of his classic era Slayer drumkits.Lombardo was asked about how many drums he had amassed over the years, revealing in the process that it's not as many as some might think. It was cleaned out – everything, road cases," he continued. Bungle.Within the chat, Lombardo also discussed recently working with Ice-T on a remake of the song "Colors" and taking part in "a really bizarre project" with Satanic Planet during the pandemic.Watch Dave Lombardo on the Hangin' & Bangin' Podcast66 Best Hard Rock + Metal Drummers of All-Time
Source: Dave Lombardo’s Classic Slayer Drum Sets Were Stolen
Filed Under: Dave Lombardo, SlayerCategories: News "Unfortunately, I don't have many. He's also had his hand in a number of other acts, including Philm, Fantomas, Dead Cross, Suicidal Tendencies, Misfits and Mr.

That includes putting his feet on the ground with around 150 other government personnel at a vaccination site at the county's Maryland State Fairgrounds."Running something like this, running a large-scale music event or even a concert — the similarities are all there," Sapp recently told The Baltimore Sun in an article about the city's vaccination drives.In addition to his time with Twisted Sister, Sapp also spent decades "training and coordinating emergency preparedness at the state and local levels," the paper reported. It didn't matter if there were technical problems, horrible weather or sheer exhaustion from being up for 72 hours — our boys in pink and black left everything they had on that stage."It seems that same sense of dedication and professionalism has carried over with Sapp to his new job.To find COVID-19 vaccination sites, go to the CDC's Vaccination Locations and VaccineFinder website.The 66 Best Hard Rock Songs of the 21st Century
Source: Former Twisted Sister Stagehand Now Running Baltimore’s Coronavirus Vaccine Drive
Filed Under: Twisted SisterCategories: News To that end, the densely populated jurisdiction is outpacing most of the state in administering shots.It just goes to show that concert crew's experience in cargo handling, staging and logistics can prove quite beneficial when it comes to aiding the country's vaccination goals. Philip TrappPublished: March 2, 2021Bill Moreno, Sygma via Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterOnetime Twisted Sister production assistant Terry Sapp worked with the Dee Snider-fronted rockers for 12 years, from 2004 until their final tour in 2016. "But he credits much of his skill to his years on tour with Twisted Sister across 20 countries … working his way from blogger to production assistant, and as a stage manager for local 1980s cover band The Reagan Years."The state fairgrounds site, in Timonium, Md., is inoculating around 2,800 people a day while expending "close to zero waste," Sapp explained. Now, he's coordinating Baltimore's COVID-19 vaccination response as the public health emergency coordinator for Baltimore County, Md.As one might expect, Sapp's experience in facilitating aspects of large concerts and world tours helps inform his work in the vaccine rollout. (And if you're getting the shot at the Maryland fairgrounds, be on the lookout for Terry's Twisted Sister tattoo.)In a farewell blog Sapp posted on the official Twisted Sister site in 2016, he wrote that the band "gave it everything they had, every single show, every single time. And the numbers are adding up: More than 66,500 people have now gotten their second COVID-19 vaccine dose in Baltimore County.

No shame here!On Greta Van Fleet's new song "Heat Above" off the forthcoming The Battle at Garden's Gate, Star deploys some tasteful string bends to start her hyper melodic solo, which never feels like she steps out of bounds, remaining firmly in Greta's wheelhouse rather than going off on a Steve Vai-like shred tangent. That string scrape sounds particularly nasty, too.Watch both clips below and follow Jasmine Star on YouTube and TikTok.Jasmine Star Shreds Over Foo Fighters, "Shame Shame"Jasmine Star Shreds Over Greta Van Fleet's "Heat Above"16 Most Expensive Guitars of All Time20 Classic Rock + Metal T-Shirts Everyone Has Owned  
Source: 17-Year-Old Plays Shred Solos Over Foo Fighters + Greta Van Fleet Songs
Filed Under: foo fighters, Greta Van FleetCategories: News Joe DiVitaPublished: March 2, 2021Chris Casella / YouTube: 955KLOS / Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.comShare on FacebookShare on TwitterWhat would songs by the Foo Fighters and Greta Van Fleet sound like if they had some shred guitar solos? Anger, right?), especially with the wave of technically-minded metal bands who have been dominating the field of advanced guitar playing the last 15 years especially.But within rock, the solo today still isn't quite as prominent as when Ritchie Blackmore would go on extended, 10-minute runs of dizzying notes and face-melting techniques onstage with Deep Purple and Rainbow in the '70s.Bridging the gap is Jasmine Star, who ripped some truly inspiring solos over the latest songs from the legendary Foo Fighters and rising stars Greta Van Fleet, who appear poised to take rock's flaming torch and keep it aglow for decades to come.Star selected the Foos' Medicine at Midnight track "Shame Shame" in the first video below, where she starts with a two-hand tapping lick and works in some sweep picking to really showcase her skills. We have our answer, courtesy of 17-year-old YouTuber Jasmine Star.The art of the guitar solo isn't nearly as dead as it was in the early 2000s (we all remember St.

Lauryn SchaffnerPublished: March 1, 2021Gary Miller, Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterFredrik Andersson, ex-Amon Amarth drummer, has issued a public apology to his former bandmates on social media. Andersson and the group split around six years ago.The drummer claimed he reached out to the members personally but did not receive any responses, so he felt the need to publicly post about the matter as a way of closing the chapter."As Einstein said, if you expect a different result you have to try a different approach. And for the longest time I expected the guys would change their minds or regret their decision. It was wrong of me to assume I should get to keep my share," he continued. "I’m now closing the book and I wish the band a continued great success."Andersson then went on to insist that his anger toward his former bandmates was never a result of the split, because he is happy to no longer be involved with the group. By the end of it, he apologized."With all that being said and my final airing of the issues; I apologize to the members and to the fans for the grievance I have caused fighting a lost case. I have now come to terms that they won’t," he wrote on Facebook.The post continues to detail issues Andersson and the band were having over royalty shares and other publishing rights, and why he felt that he was entitled to them. However, he also clarified that he doesn't apologize for calling frontman Johan Hegg a liar for the things he once said in Sweden Rock Magazine.Read the full post below.25 Nastiest Rock Feuds
Source: Fredrik Andersson Issues Public Apology to Amon Amarth Members
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Especially going from Eaten [Back to Life, the band's first album] — which was a great cover — to seeing something like that was just…WHOA. We were blown away by it, just like, how CRAZY it was. This is taking it to a whole different level. I thought, 'Man, I’m not gonna even think of the concept with this one,' like I did with, say, Red Before Black. "We have the piece that Vince drew, the zombie guy with the knife that’s inside [the CD]," he continued, "But if we’re talking about the cover, that wasn’t on the cover, it was just the word ‘KILL.’ It’s a great album, of course, and a cool title, but obviously it would have to be our least offensive, since there’s no artwork."Mazurkiewicz was more than fair in his assessments and even acknowledged the censored cover art for 1994's The Bleeding, which showcased an enlarged piece of a torso rather than the full, grisly original that Cannibal Corpse perhaps intended to use. The all-time most disturbing cover, arguably, in music," Cannibal Corpse's drummer affirmed.Taking fans back to his initial impression of the barbaric piece by Vincent Locke, Mazurkiewicz explained, "Man, I’ll never forget seeing Butchered for the first time. I can’t believe these guys did that.'"The runner-up was Violence Unimagined, which shows a crazed woman eating a severed fetus which she had apparently ripped from her own womb. Watch the NSFW new video for the first single, "Inhumane Harvest," here.Cannibal Corpse, Butchered at Birth Album CoverMetal Blade”NSFW: 
Source: Paul Mazurkiewicz Names Cannibal Corpse’s Most Disgusting Album Cover
Filed Under: Cannibal CorpseCategories: News Even looking at it to this day, it’s never not disgusting. It’s cool to work with him on his own. Joe DiVitaPublished: March 1, 2021Alex MorganShare on FacebookShare on TwitterCannibal Corpse are among the originators of hyper brutal, gory album covers, which has been both to the band's benefit (word of mouth shock value) and chagrin (certain countries once banning the sale of certain albums). The closeup was the official cover that hit the shelves and the full image wasn't made available until a 2006 reissue.Reflecting on the various color schemes, the use of nightmarish fantasy and more realistic touches for varying levels of impact, Mazurkiewicz worked his way up to his No. We came up with the title and said, 'You know what? It’s never not that piece that you look at and say, 'This is crazy. It’s pretty disturbing, very bloody — just an intense cover," attested Mazurkiewicz, who added, "This was one of those where we had the title, but no idea. Surrounding her are mangled bodies, guts and brains littered all over the floor."I think Vince did an amazing job capturing old-school Cannibal covers that we’ve done in the past. It is a towering visual legacy and, with the 15th Cannibal Corpse album, Violence Unimagined, on the way, drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz named the single most disgusting album cover in a ranked feature for We Are the Pit.Looking back on 15 album covers, it wasn't difficult for Mazurkiewicz to identify the "least" brutal piece of art that has adorned a Cannibal Corpse studio album."I’d have to go Kill as the most tame since basically there is no artwork on that cover," said the drummer, unsurprisingly. He’ll take leads from us, but I’m sure he’s happy to do it on his own."Violence Unimagined drops April 16 on Metal Blade. 1 choice — 1991's Butchered at Birth."How can Butchered not be No. 1? Let Vince go on his own.' He came back with a couple ideas, some for us to choose from, and then yeah, we went from there.