The as-yet-untitled record will mark Cantrell’s first full-length solo effort since 2002’s Degradation Trip.Cantrell and Puciato also joined forces onstage in December 2019 at the Pico Union Project in Los Angeles, where Cantrell powered through a star-studded solo set that also featured Marilyn Manson and ex-Megadeth and Black Label Society bassist James Lomenzo. I see him all the time and we are really good friends.” He praised the guitarist as a “pitch perfect singer” with “an incredible gift for harmony and coloring and shading.”Top 90 Hard Rock + Metal Albums of the 1990s
Source: Alice in Chains’ Jerry Cantrell in Foo Fighters’ Studio With Greg Puciato
Filed Under: greg puciato, jerry cantrellCategories: News Bryan RolliPublished: June 6, 2021UIG via Getty Images / Amy Harris, LoudwireShare on FacebookShare on TwitterAlice in Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell has once again linked up with former collaborator and Dillinger Escape Plan frontman Greg Puciato, according to a recent Instagram post.Cantrell shared a photo earlier this week of him, Puciato and visual artist Jesse Draxler, who has previously worked with Puciato, at Foo Fighters’ Studio 606 in San Fernando Valley, Calif. All three artists are posing in front of a giant painting of Dave Grohl perched in a high-backed chair wearing a plush robe.“Been a long time since I rock and rolled. Fun visit to the 606 tonight,” Cantrell captioned his post while tagging Puciato and Draxler.You can see the post below.InstagramCantrell shared an Instagram selfie of him and Puciato in a recording studio back in March, when he announced he had completed his third solo album. Puciato duetted with Cantrell on Alice in Chains classics “Would?” and “Down in a Hole.”Watch Jerry Cantrell and Greg Puciato Perform Alice in Chains' 'Would?'Puciato told Loudwire back in February that he “learn[s] a lot from Jerry constantly.

Because you blew me away?"Yikes.The tongue twister clip may not be as much of a knee-slapper as the pair of pickup line videos, but for anyone who has ever attempted screaming/harsh/extreme vocal styles, you already know the inherent struggle of clear enunciation. Joe DiVitaPublished: June 5, 2021YouTube: Andrew BaenaShare on FacebookShare on TwitterYouTubers Andrew Baena and Johnny Ciardullo clearly have an ear for some of metal's most absurd hallmarks, among them being bands' penchant for shouting ridiculous things before a breakdown hits. Here's an example: "Do you drink soda? Because you like sodalicious!" And here's another: "Did you just fart? Add in some lines that are tough to say ordinarily, and you've got six minutes of quality entertainment.There was even one line, "I saw Suzy sitting in a shoeshine shop," that was too difficult to say and it was discarded.The last video highlighted here is full of lovely compliments, which is pretty hilarious to hear in the context of music that sounds like someone is about to elbow you in the throat in the pit in about five seconds.Watch all of the videos directly below.Pickup Lines as Breakdown CalloutsTongue Twisters as Breakdown CalloutsCompliments as Breakdown Callouts27 Bands Who Were (Mostly) Teenagers When Their Debut Album Came Out 
Source: Pickup Lines, Compliments + Tongue Twisters as Breakdown Callouts Are Too Funny
Categories: News In a handful of separate videos, the two embraced this concept, but instead screamed a variety of pickup lines, tongue twisters and compliments in the style of the ever popular breakdown callout.The shortest of the video clips are the two dedicated to pickup lines, and they also happen to be the funniest, mainly because the pickup lines are so mind-numbingly stupid.

Mark Holcomb)13. "We had a new album out, but we couldn't tour for it. "Fear, Pain, Chaos, Suffering" (feat. "Hatred Aside" (feat. Phil Rind)5. SepulQuarta kept us alive and strong throughout one of the most difficult times in human history."The musician adds, "We invited our amazingly talented friends to be a part of our project, either jamming with us or as a guest in the many Q&As we promoted. "Apes of God" (feat. "Cut-Throat" (feat. Fred Leclercq and Marcello Pompeu)14. Rob Cavestany)12. Scott Ian)3. Heafy)10. We learned a lot with specialist guests and many of the great minds of today. "Slaves of Pain" (feat. "Phantom Self" (feat. "Slave New World" (feat. Devin Townsend)7. "Orgasmatron" (feat. Devin Townsend)Sepultura, SepulQuarta Album Art + TracklistNuclear Blast1. Philip TrappPublished: June 4, 2021Ethan Miller / Kevin Nixon, Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSepultura kept themselves busy and their fans entertained with a weekly video series called SepulQuarta as the pandemic suppressed musical activity throughout 2020. We talked about our history, politics, sports, philosophy, depression and the environment, among other things. "Territory" (feat. "Mask" (feat. Joao Barone and Charles Gavin)11. Danko Jones)4. "Sepulnation" (feat. 13; pre-orders are available now.In other Sepultura news, the band will appear in an upcoming issue of DC's Dark Knights: Death Metal comic. Also, around the same time that the SepulQuarta album was revealed, most of Sepultura's early-era Morbid Visions lineup reunited for a virtual performance of that period's "Antichrist."PLAYLIST: Keep up with each week's new songs by following Loudwire's 'Weekly Wire' Spotify playlist, featuring 50 tracks with updates each Friday afternoon.Sepultura, "Mask" (feat. Among the band updates and artist interviews presented as part of it, the series found the mainstay Brazilian metal act re-recording some of their old songs with guest musicians. Alex Skolnick)9. "Inner Self" (feat. Now, 15 of those will come together on the SepulQuarta album.On Friday (June 4), Sepultura announced the collaborative collection and capped the project with a re-recording of their 2011 Kairos cut "Mask" featuring contributions from rocker Devin Townsend.Listen to the new version of "Mask" and see SepulQuarta's album artwork and track listing down toward the bottom of this post."SepulQuarta was born at the very beginning of the pandemic when everything was halted," Sepultura guitarist Andreas Kisser explains. Rafael Bittencourt)15. David Ellefson)2. Phil Campbell)2021’s Best Rock + Metal Albums (So Far)Loudwire’s picks for the best rock + metal albums of 2021 so far
Source: Sepultura Re-Record ‘Mask’ With Devin Townsend, Announce ‘SepulQuarta’ Collabs Album
Filed Under: devin townsend, SepulturaCategories: News Here you will find unique performances of Sepultura's music from the many phases of our career, with amazing guest musicians that lent us their talent and energy to record these historical versions!"In addition to the sonic partnership with Townsend, the imminent Sepultura LP, which was captured virtually/live in the studio, features collabs with Scott Ian (Anthrax), Phil Rind (Sacred Reich), Matt Heafy (Trivium), David Ellefson (ex-Megadeth) and several others.The album arrives Aug. Emmily Barreto)8. Therefore, we created this recurring event where we could talk with our fans around the world, play our music and exchange ideas — it was a blast! "Ratamahatta" (feat. Angelica Burns, Mayara Puertas and Fernanda Lira)6. "Vandals Nest" (feat. "Kaiowas" (feat. Matthew K.

Downing Has No Doubt David Ellefson Will ‘Come Back’
Filed Under: David Ellefson, K.K. "He's no different to anybody else. Though the woman involved came forward with a statement confirming that the relationship was consensual, Megadeth announced that the bassist was no longer in the band shortly after.The bassist released his own statement afterward, asserting that he will be pursuing "revenge porn" charges on the person who uploaded the content.We recently spoke with Downing about his new band KK's Priest and their debut album Sermons of the Sinner. Read the full conversation here.Best Metal Album of Each Year Since 1970 
Source: K.K. Downing has expressed his support for David Ellefson, who recently split with Megadeth after a series of intimate videos were leaked online.The guitarist and Judas Priest founding member discussed the topic on a recent episode of Eddie Trunk's Trunk Nation on SiriusXM."Dave and I, every now and again we're in touch, and, obviously, I did send David a text saying, obviously, 'You've got a lot of friends around the world. And so many have kept the doors closed where David messed up and left the door ajar, but he's no different to anybody else."Downing wishes the bassist well and has no doubts that he'll "come back."Last month, personal conversations between Ellefson and a woman surfaced online. He's not just liked — he's actually loved. And he does. Lauryn SchaffnerPublished: June 4, 2021Kevin Winter, Getty Images / Kevin Winter, Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterK.K. DowningCategories: News We've all got strengths, and we've all got weaknesses, especially as men, I'm afraid. Because he's such a gentleman.'" Downing said, noting that Ellefson is the type of musician who always hangs out and socializes with fans."What happened — and I talk about it with other journalists and things like that — if this had happened in the '70s or the '80s, it would have just been put down to rock and roll," the guitarist said laughing.

4-6, after being unable to host the annual event for two consecutive years.Co-founder Thomas Jensen commented (via Blabbermouth), "Another year without Wacken Open Air. Source: Wacken Open Air Unveils First 18 Bands for 2022 Lineup – Judas Priest, Limp Bizkit + More
Filed Under: all hail the yeti, As I Lay Dying, avantasia, death angel, Gloryhammer, GWAR, Judas Priest, Lacuna Coil, Limp Bizkit, Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons, rose tattoo, wacken open air, Wolves in the Throne RoomCategories: News It's sad, but we won't let it get us down. Of course this isn't all — we still have some great surprises in store for our fans!""The work on 2022 has already started in full swing. Joe DiVitaPublished: June 4, 2021Ethan Miller, Getty Images / Kevin Winter, Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterEarlier this week, the Wacken Open Air Festival in Germany announced their summer festival would be postponed until 2022 and good news has now arrived as the first 18 bands for next year have been confirmed, including big names such as Judas Priest and Limp Bizkit.Wacken is one of the longest running European rock and metal festivals in Europe and will have its sights set on a return for Aug. We are already looking forward to 2022, so it is great to be able to announce some highlights on the lineup today! Our entire team wants to bring an unforgettable live experience to the Wacken stages with great attention for details. We can hardly wait to share it with all metalheads on the Holy Ground and finally celebrate together again," added Holger Hübner, another Wacken co-founder.View the first wave of confirmed bands, which also includes As I Lay Dying, Lacuna Coil, GWAR, Death Angel and many others, directly below.For more information on next year's Wacken Open Air Festival, head to their website.Confirmed Wacken Open Air 2022 BandsJudas PriestLimp BizkitAs I Lay DyingLacuna CoilGwarDeath AngelPhil Campbell and the Bastard SonsWolves in the Throne RoomAvantasiaGloryhammerIn ExtremoRose TattooThundermotherBrothers of MetalAll Hail the YetiVarang NordCryptaAudn2021 International Rock + Metal FestivalsTake a look at the rock and metal festivals happening around the world.2021 U.S. FestivalsSee what festivals rock and metal fans may want to check out in 2021.

The complete lineup has just been unveiled, with dozens of other acts scheduled to perform.Fans and bands will board the Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas ship at Port Canaveral, Florida on May 2 and return on May 7 after making stops in the Private Isle of Labadee and Perfect Day at CocoCay, on top of watching some of the world's best prog musicians, such as Riverside, Adrian Belew, Martin Barre, Haken, King's X, Pain of Salvation, Gong, Goblin, The Flower Kings and many more.See the complete 2022 lineup below.Onboard events will also include photo experiences with artists, Q&A sessions, special theme nights and more. Joe DiVitaPublished: June 4, 2021Miikka Skaffari, FilmMagic/Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterThe Cruise to the Edge festival will set sail once more next year, departing for a five-night prog rock and metal adventure on the high seas next May with headliners Marillion, Alan Parsons, Transatlantic and Al Dimeola. FestivalsSee what festivals rock and metal fans may want to check out in 2021. As part of the 'CTTE Late Night Live' event, fans will also be able to sign up and showcase their own musical talents in front of their fellow seafaring prog enthusiasts.Reservations will be available starting June 9 at 12PM ET. Head to the Cruise to the Edge website for more details and ticketing information.Cruise to the Edge 2022 Festival LineupCruise to the EdgeMarillionAlan ParsonTransatlanticAl DimeolaRiversideSagaAl StewartThe Flower KingsAdrian BelewProtocolMartine BarreHakenKing's XPain of SalvationPendragonHeadspaceStick MenMcStine & MinnemannLifesignsGongGoblinMoon SafariGlass HammerLe OrmeID EarthDistrict 97Stu HammPattern-Seeking AnimalsDave KerznerAlex MachacekMcBroom SistersFernando PerdomoAdam HolzmanGabrielMarbinBen WoodsAlan Hewitt & One NationBrook HansenLate Night Live (onboard fan signups showcasing their own musical talents)2021 U.S. Source: Prog Rock + Metal ‘Cruise to the Edge’ 2022 Festival Lineup Unveiled
Filed Under: Haken, Kings X, transatlanticCategories: News

While a new album has not been announced as of yet, expect more music from Memphis May Fire as the year rolls on.PLAYLIST: Keep up with each week's new songs by following Loudwire's 'Weekly Wire' Spotify playlist, featuring 50 tracks with updates each Friday afternoon.Rise Records25 Best Metalcore Albums of All Time
Source: Memphis May Fire Drop Frenetic New Anthem ‘Blood & Water’
Filed Under: memphis may fireCategories: News The band is donating 100 percent of the profits to Bridges DVC Nashville, an organization that serves women, men and their children affected by domestic violence, ensuring a safe transition to successful independent living.If you like "Blood & Water," the song is available via the platform of your choice here. 'Blood & Water' is just a taste of what's to come and we couldn't be more excited for the world to finally hear it."The song is accompanied by a new performance-centric clip which finds the band playing in a darkened room backlit by a series of TV screens. Check out the Caleb Mallery-directed clip as well as the lyrics for the song below.Memphis May Fire, "Blood & Water" LyricsI used to think that I deserved thisTried my best but never perfectI was helpless and you knew itYou like to think you’re a martyr but you’re just abusiveSo now I’m not afraid to admit that there’s nothing leftI know you’ll try to manipulate me againBut I’ve come to grips with the fact that what’s dead is deadWhat’s dead is dead. Chad ChildersPublished: June 4, 2021Rise RecordsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterMemphis May Fire are getting in on the 2021 new music release party serving up their first slab of aggression of this calendar year. "Creating during a pandemic came with a lot of challenges. What’s dead is deadI bet that this is what you wantedI can’t believe you got the best of me againI thought that you were being honestAnd now I wish I would have never let you inYa I know it’s my faultI love deep, then lose it allI guess I wanted to believe itBut blood’s not thicker than water after allYou fooled me once, twice, never againThis is cut ties, no goodbye, nail in the coffinThis is the nail in the coffinNever AgainI bet that this is what you wantedI can’t believe you got the best of me againI thought that you were being honestYou were never being honestI bet that this is what you wantedI can’t believe you got the best of me againI thought that you were being honestAnd now I wish I would have never let you inYa I know it’s my faultI love deep, then lose it allI guess I wanted to believe itBut blood’s not thicker than water after allMemphis May Fire, "Blood & Water"With new music arriving, the band has just launched two new merch designs that you can check out here. But looking back, I think we needed that time off the road to fall in love with writing songs again. What’s dead is dead. The new song "Blood & Water" and its corresponding video can be heard and seen below."With everything that's happened over the last year, it feels surreal to be releasing new music," says singer Matty Mullins. What’s dead is deadI bet that this is what you wantedI can’t believe you got the best of me againI thought that you were being honestAnd now I wish I would have never let you inYa I know it’s my faultI love deep, then lose it allI guess I wanted to believe itBut blood’s not thicker than water after allAll the years spent with a verminLeft me soul sick, always searchingI learned that trust is rarely worth itYou can’t believe what you hear from the mouth of a serpentWhat’s dead is dead.

That's the new way things work. "There's also bonehead metal guys, there's hard rock people, there's slots for everyone. He started Psychosexual not long after, releasing a debut album called Torch the Faith. And if they don't, hey, that's fine."Very fine, indeed. However, he has since scrubbed Psychosexual's early material from the internet, starting anew with Unholy Hymns, out July 2, and the recent single "Devil From Hell."Jeremy Spencer (Psychosexual, Five Finger Death Punch) Interview – May 13, 2021Rock + Metal Songs With Social MessagesMusic has the power to move people. Yet, as Spencer has shown, there are still plenty willing to give something different a shot. That's winning the lottery, once in a lifetime, if you're lucky. It afforded me a great life with a lot of great experiences, touring, headlining arenas all over the world — that's a rarity. He does not give a fuck. So I've heard every possible hate that you can come up with — there's nothing I can be told that's gonna faze me one bit." [via Blabbermouth]After all, the musician continued, we live in a time "where pretty much everything that comes out by everyone is hated on by at least some group of people. I did that."The musician also stated that he's "empathetic" with those who leave negative comments online before adding, "Nobody that's happy or successful would spend their time on a message board dogging somebody else. It also has the power to move them to action. Source: Psychosexual’s Jeremy Spencer Says Haters Don’t Faze Him After a Decade in FFDP
Filed Under: Five Finger Death Punch, Jeremy Spencer, psychosexualCategories: News So what you think about me is none of my business. "I came from one of the most hated bands of the past two decades in Five Finger Death Punch. If you like it, great. Either way, it doesn't appear that the Devil Daddy has any urge to prove himself — at least not again."I've had a lot of success with Five Finger Death Punch," Spencer added. Do you think [Metallica drummer] Lars Ulrich gets on message boards and dogs people? They get the stimulation from doing that; they get the hate juice, it's exciting for them, so, good — we gave them something to work with."But that doesn't mean there isn't an audience out there for Psychosexual's music. Philip TrappPublished: June 4, 2021Ethan Miller, Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterWhen witnessing Jeremy Spencer's diabolical "Devil Daddy" persona that the rocker uses to front his current band, Psychosexual, it seems clear the former Five Finger Death Punch drummer doesn't really care what his detractors might say about him.Still, the musician put that untroubled attitude into words during a wide-ranging discussion with rock interviewer Belgian Jasper that emerged on YouTube last month. That's something else Spencer has come to learn."There's also people that do want something different and like theatrical stuff and stuff that's tongue-in-cheek, there's an audience for that," he explained. Because not every music fan has to like every new project that comes out. I make music for me. Ahead of the July release of Psychosexual's new album, Unholy Hymns for the Children, Spencer revealed just how he got such thick skin.Watch the video down toward the bottom of this post."I'm the type of person that I have read comments in the past," the Psychosexual frontman admitted. And we do eclectic music, so somebody will find something they like within this collection of songs, I'm pretty sure. No, he doesn't. "I'm extremely grateful for that opportunity. If you don't, great."Spencer and FFDP parted ways in December 2018.

It’s not attitude, it’s not really a lifestyle. How can you call yourself punk rock when you’re saying if you do what the government says it’s $18 but if you want to be an individual it’s $1,000," questioned Labonte, adding, "Poor individuals, beat it! Get out of here! “It used to be that people would make fun of Hot Topic and go ‘Oh ha ha ha Hot Topic punks,’ added Labonte. "I wanted to get the kids that want to go to shows to go out and get their shots." Williams said that while initial reaction was mostly positive, he did receive some backlash stating, "To care about people being safe is very bad apparently. It’s a style. Apparently that’s what punk rock is today.”The discussion then segued into the state of modern punk rock and it diverging from its origins. I can’t see how that is in any way punk rock. "But now that’s every punk because it’s only a look. You can buy a full-price ticket and you'll be treated like everyone else."One of those questioning the move was All That Remains' Phil Labonte, who while appearing on Rightly (as seen below) was quick to note the irony of a punk festival siding with government's push to get the general public vaccinated.“Just the other day I saw that a punk rock band are doing concerts that if you are vaccinated you get in for $18 but if you’re not vaccinated it’s $1,000. Check out more of the discussion below.All That Remains' Phil Labonte Speaks With Rightly25 Legendary Punk + Hardcore Albums With No Weak Songs
Source: All That Remains’ Phil Labonte Questions Punk Concert Charging $1K to Unvaccinated Fans
Filed Under: All That Remains, phil labonteCategories: News It’s literally just a haircut and a T-shirt.”Beyond the punk discussion, the chat touched on Labonte's thoughts that there needs to be an Article V convention in order to rewrite the Constitution and that a constitutional convention needs to take place to help settle an increasing national divide. Chad ChildersPublished: June 3, 2021Liz Ramanand, LoudwireShare on FacebookShare on TwitterPunk's roots are in the anti-establishment, which has All That Remains vocalist Phil Labonte scratching his head about the mindset concerning a recently announced punk concert that was planning to charge vaccinated fans $18 while those not yet vaccinated would have to pay $999 for tickets.The concert in question features a lineup of punk acts Teenage Bottlerocket, MakeWar and Rutterkin, with promoter Leadfoot Promotions recently viewing the pricing plan for the Florida-based show as an incentive for concertgoers to get the COVID-19 vaccine."I also wanted it to be a vaccine drive to get the fence-sitters off the fence," concert promoter Paul Williams told ABC News.

“Every time Poppy is there [at NXT]… her choice in friends is very questionable, I think. Source: Poppy Gets Called Out by WWE’s Candice LeRae
Filed Under: Poppy, wweCategories: News And it’s just… I just wouldn’t call that music. A staple of NXT broadcasts since 2017, LeRae put her foot down when she learned of the return of Poppy, who may debut yet another new song for the WWE Universe.“Uuuuugh! Are we STILL talking about @poppy coming to NXT next week?” LeRae tweeted. “How about we talk about something that matters like…. I dunno…. She’s overrated and decent at best.”But Poppy isn’t backing down from the NXT Women’s Tag Champ:Poppy's most recent NXT cameo gave fans their first taste of the heavy "Say Cheese." Fans can watch Poppy’s upcoming NXT appearance this Tuesday on the USA Network.2021’s Best Metal Songs (So Far)Loudwire’s picks for the best metal songs of 2021 so far. Graham HartmannPublished: June 3, 2021Burak Cingi/Redferns, Getty Images / WWEShare on FacebookShare on TwitterPoppy, NXT's resident pop-metal queen, will return to the show on June 8, but she may have to keep one eye open for Candice LeRae.LeRae is a current NXT Women’s Tag Team Champion along with her partner Indi Hartwell. We could be talking about us and we could be talking about how great The Way is doing, but we’re talking about Poppy. the #WWENXT Women’s Tag Team Champions.”Poppy, who was named Loudwire’s Artist of the Year for 2020, replied:While guesting on The Bump, LeRae doubled down on her Poppy criticism.

29 – Columbus, Ohio @ Skully's **Aug. 19 – El Paso, Texas @ Rockhouse Bar & Grill ^Sept. @ Rec Room **Aug. 11 – Orlando, Fla. So let’s get ready to pit and destroy this fucking place. The Max Cavalera-led band have just rolled out 32 new shows that will span August and September as they criss-cross the United States.The tour officially gets underway Aug. @ Alchemy **Sept. 22 – Colorado Springs, Colo. 09 – Birmingham, Ala. @ Red Flag **Aug. All the anger, frustration, and passion will come out of all of us with a killer new setlist and probably a new song from our 12th studio album! Chad ChildersPublished: June 3, 2021Napalm RecordsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSoulfly are ready to pack up the gear and return to the road later this summer. 23 – Long Beach, Calif. After being isolated by the pandemic we are ready to let it all out in the mosh pit with the Tribe! 12 – Atlanta, Ga. Check out the full itinerary for the run below.Soulfly 2021 U.S. 24 in Los Angeles. @ Crafthouse **Sept. @ The Lost Horizon ^Sept. @ Piere's **Aug. @ Diesel Concert Lounge ^Sept. 16 – Dallas, Texas @ Trees ^Sept. @ Encore *Sept. 05 – Chesterfield, Mich. 01 – New York, N.Y. 20 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, eventually heading east before wrapping back across the southwestern part of the U.S. @ WC Social Club ^Sept. @ Marquis Theater **Aug. 17 – Tyler, Texas @ Country River Club ^Sept. We cannot wait.”Tickets for the tour are now available (June 3) with the exception of the Denver and New York shows that will go on sale at 12N ET today. As always, fuck shit up and bring the shot. 25 – Lawrence, Kan. @ Alex's Bar *Sept. 31 – Pittsburgh, Pa. 21 – Tucson, Ariz. @ The Masquerade ^Sept. @ Emerson Theater ^Sept. @ Alchemy **Sept. 07 – Indianapolis, Ind. @ Brick By Brick *Sept. 08 – Louisville, Ky. @ Warlando Festival *Sept. 02 – Providence, R.I. Tour
Filed Under: soulflyCategories: News 03 – Providence, R.I. @ The Whisky ** = No Support** – 8/20 – 9/3 – NIVIANE^ – 9/4 – 9/19 – SUICIDE PUPPETSTop 53 Rockers Who've Been in Multiple Successful Bands
Source: Soulfly Announce 32-Date Late Summer 2021 U.S. 28 – Pipestem, W.V. 22 – San Diego, Calif. 04 – Syracuse, N.Y. 21 – Denver, Colo. and coming to its conclusion Sept. @ Gramercy Theatre **Sept. We are finally heading back on the road in the U.S. @ The Bottleneck **Aug. Louis, Mo. Wayne, Ind. 24 – Wichita, Kan. 06 – West Chicago, Ill. 18 – San Antonio, Texas @ Vibes Event Center ^Sept. @ Sunshine Theater **Aug. Joining the band on select dates for the tour with be Niviane and Suicide Puppets.In announcing the trek, Max Cavalera says, "Hello Soufly Tribe! @ Wave Outdoors **Aug. 26 – St. 14 – Houston, Texas @ Scout Bar ^Sept. 20 – Albuquerque, N.M. TourNuclear BlastAug. @ Sunshine Studios **Aug. 30 – Buffalo, N.Y. @ Diamond Pub Concert Hall ^Sept. 27 – Ft. @ Metal In The Mountains / Pipestem Event Center **Aug. @ Zydeco ^Sept. 15 – Austin, Texas @ Come and Take It Live ^Sept. 24 – Los Angeles, Calif.

"Wake of the Awakened" (8:24)4. We like it this way. Follow here.Darkthrone, "Hate Cloak" LyricsThe moon and stars where the gifts he hidAnd wondrous benefits of golden dawnsCornucopias of lingering spring showersAll this in the trench coat of MarianaThe fabric lies tornHate cloakSecrets hide in the liningsOf the hate cloakPeering from beneath the layersFantasize your ghostInvoke the drastic spellsLifelong addicts of exile and gloomThe fabric lies tornHate cloakSecrets hide in the liningsOf the hate cloakThe fabric lies tornHate cloakThen you see a pile of worlds approachingA new and fearsome light that makes you cryYou that sow your cloak of hate in darknessTread carefully, now it's your time to flyThe moon and stars where the gifts he hidAnd wondrous benefits of golden dawnsCornucopias of lingering spring showersAll this in the trench coat of MarianaEternal hails!The fabric lies tornHate cloakSecrets hide in the liningsOf the hate cloakPeering from beneath the layersFantasize your ghostInvoke the drastic spellsLifelong addicts of exile and gloomDarkthrone, "Hate Cloak"Darkthrone, Eternal Hails…… "Voyage to a North Pole Adrift" (9:24)5. Joe DiVitaPublished: June 3, 2021Jørn SteenShare on FacebookShare on TwitterBlack metal legends Darkthrone will release Eternal Hails……, their 19th album, on June 25 and have just unveiled the crawling, necro as all hell "Hate Cloak," which is the only song off the record that will be issued in advance of the record."'Hate Cloak' is certainly the slowest song on the album, there are plenty of 'fast' parts on Ted's songs, middle tempos and slow as well. "His Master's Voice" (7:17)2. "Hate Cloak" (9:16)3. "Lost Arcane City of Uppakra" (7:02)Top 30 Black Metal Albums of All Time
Source: Darkthrone Debut Cold + Necro New Song ‘Hate Cloak’ Off 19th Album ‘Eternal Hails’
Filed Under: DarkthroneCategories: News Black Sabbath had many, and Celtic Frost’s ‘Dawn Of Meggido’ was a long song, so I put that on in the record store and discovered another dimension of metal. as well as the track listing.About the direction of the album, Fenriz offered, "When I was a kid growing up with metal I kept looking for bands with long songs. It should go without saying that the riffs are spectacular, as has been the case for 30 years now.Read the lyrics to "Hate Cloak" below and listen to the song further down the page, where you'll also find the stunning artwork for Eternal Hails…… A three-minute song is nothing we think of at the moment. For now."Eternal Hails……, Darkthrone's first album since 2019's Old Star, will be released on Peaceville Records and pre-orders can be placed here.PLAYLIST: Early Black Metal – The First 20 Years. The whole point of us having long songs is variation in tempos/pace, hence the epicness," previewed Fenriz.At a little over nine minutes in length, "Hate Cloak" is the second-longest song on the five-track new record, with all songs crossing the seven-minute mark.Composed solely by Fenriz, this is notably one of Darkthrone's most doom-laden songs, anchored by minimalist drumming that emphasizes the lurching riff structure. Album Art + Track ListingPeaceville Records1. Candlemass’ Epicus Doomicus Metallicus had only long songs, so I think I bought that without even listening, and it was one of my best buys ever – an eternal inspiration for my entire career.."Nocturno Culto (real name Ted Skjellum) added, "For us it has become a bit logical, hard to explain, but you get to build up for a different kind of listening.

How about, 'Here's to at least ten more, and we'll go from there! "I am a 57-year-old metalhead kid from Queens about to celebrate the 40th anniversary of this band. Congratulations to us!"He adds, "I also see 40 as a stepping stone to the next chapter of Anthrax – we still have a lot to say and some killer riffs to unleash. Chad ChildersPublished: June 3, 2021Photo by Jimmy HubbardShare on FacebookShare on TwitterIt's 40 years of thrash and counting, but not before a very special anniversary is marked for Anthrax. fans getting their viewing kicked off on Saturday, July 17 at midnight BST. As part of the livestream, Anthrax will play an extensive set of both hits and deep cuts spanning the group's entire catalog.Fans can purchase tickets for the livestream or bundle options that include a live video chat via the AnthraxLive website. Thank you for enabling me, my friends.'"Check out a trailer for Anthrax's 40th Anniversary Concert Livestream below.Anthrax's 40th Anniversary Concert Livestream13 Bands Considered Pioneers of Thrash
Source: Anthrax Reveal Details for 40th Anniversary Livestream Show
Filed Under: AnthraxCategories: News Plus fans will be able to buy a digital ticket to relive the band's extensive 40-year history via interviews, testimonials and behind-the-scenes stories.Courtesy of Anthrax"I was a 17-year-old metalhead kid from Queens when I started this band," said guitarist Scott Ian. In addition, there will be special 40th anniversary artwork created for limited-edition T-shirts, commemorative tickets and an anniversary poster. I'm not going to say, 'Here's to 40 more' because nobody wants to see that (I'd be 97). That means for 40 years, I've gotten to do exactly what I've wanted to do – and getting to do what I love and being a part of something so much bigger than myself has made the time, the unbelievable weight of 40 seems so light. It's been an amazing story so far, and I see 40 as a milestone that absolutely should be recognized and celebrated. The band, who have been counting down the days to their official 40th anniversary on July 18, have now announced a special worldwide livestream event kicking off on Friday, July 16.North American fans will be able to catch the livestream event starting at 7PM ET / 4PM PT on July 16, with U.K.

"The Inevitable"06. Joe DiVitaPublished: June 3, 2021Svart RecordsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSkepticism, Finland's long-reigning funeral doom masters, have just announced their sixth album, Companion, and with it, a slice of melancholy by way of a music video for the debut single, "Calla."As one of the originators of this narrow and uncompromisingly slow, crushing subset of doom metal, Skepticism have stood as a pillar of the genre since first releasing the haunting Stormcrowfleet in 1995. Marked by swaths of rich organ melodies, choral chords, slowly advancing rhythms, sparse but forceful drumming and Matti Tilaeus' tortured, gravely croak, "Calla" is another high mark in the band's catalog.As is standard practice, Skepticism's forthcoming record bears a total of six news songs, for which the base tracks were recorded with the band playing in full together in free tempo.For Companion, the group recorded at Sonic Pump Studios with engineer Nino Laurenne, who also handled the mixing.Laurenne said of the process, "It took a while to get used to some of the unusual details on how the band plays and sounds. Pre-order the album here.PLAYLIST: Keep up with each week's new songs by following Loudwire's 'Weekly Wire' Spotify playlist, featuring 50 tracks with updates each Friday afternoon.Skepticism, "Calla" LyricsAt the gateCalmly I waitMild wind of the eveningMay not be coldAlive I feelThat I may not beSlowly time passesA touch of eternityLike the momentI first met YouNarrow pathOld grey bridgeWater as still as silenceInvitingIt is not yet timeBy the pathCalla liliesPale in the nightColorless in starlightAs long as it takesI am prepared for thisAt dawn You arriveTogether we cross the grey bridgeAnd enter the valleyOf calla liliesSkepticism, "Calla" Music VideoSkepticism, Companion Album Art + Track ListingSvart Records01. Now, they're back after their longest studio drought in their career, set to release Companion, the successor to 2015's Ordeal, on Sept. "Calla"02. 24 through Svart Records."Calla," surprisingly, is among the more urgent of Skepticism's songs. "The Intertwined"03. One such detail is the snare drum without the snares. The drums for example retain the feel of the recorded performance very closely – and definitely have the longest reverbs I have ever used! "The Swan and the Raven"Top 25 Doom Metal Albums of All Time
Source: Funeral Doom Masters Skepticism Return With New Song ‘Calla’ + ‘Companion’ Album
Filed Under: SkepticismCategories: News A band with such a long history and a sound of their own is best presented in its natural form, even when it departs from common practices."Read the lyrics to "Calla" below and hear the song further down the page, where you will also find the artwork and track listing for Companion. "Passage"05. It's not what most would dub fast, or even mid-tempo, but it certainly is by the band's own pre-existing standards of funereal metal. "The March of the Four"04. Once I got used to them it became obvious that I should refrain from using some of the techniques I normally use when mixing.

"The past few months, to be honest. Find tickets and get more info at’s Best Rock + Metal Albums (So Far)Loudwire’s picks for the best rock + metal albums of 2021 so far
Source: Sevendust’s Lajon Witherspoon Met Alice Cooper While ‘Tripping on Mushrooms’
Filed Under: Alice Cooper, Lajon Witherspoon, sevendustCategories: News "Right now where I'm talking to you from, the setting, just sitting here surrounded by palm trees watching a butterfly fly by — you can't help but smile. In February, we were expecting a baby, and unfortunately we lost our baby boy. Maybe it's linked — who knows? But there's a higher power that has a plan, and everything happens for a reason, so we're trying to stay positive."Indeed, the musician isn't letting life get him down."[I'm grateful for] my family, my wife," he added. Philip TrappPublished: June 3, 2021Ethan Miller / Cole Bennetts, Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSevendust singer Lajon Witherspoon recently checked in with Metal Hammer for a chat covering a wide range of topics, including some of the musician's wildest memories from his career fronting the alt-metal mainstays who'll soon hit the road for a summer tour.The recollections found Witherspoon looking back on the time he got a little too high on magic mushrooms before meeting rock legend Alice Cooper. "We rode horses and I think it was Chino's first time, which was pretty weird as it wasn't too long before they released White Pony. "So there I am, sitting on the back of the bus like a little bird and the guys came in like, 'Alice Cooper really wants to meet you!' So I had to go out and meet him tripping on shrooms! Once the memories started flowing, however, the Sevendust vocalist even talked about the time he went horseback riding with Deftones' Chino Moreno."Chino from Deftones came out to record the song 'Bender' at the farm we were recording Home in," the Sevendust frontman recalled. It could just be saying 'Hi,' but it can mean a lot."Sevendust's summer 2021 tour with Austin Meade and Kirra, which covers much of the Midwest and Southeastern U.S., kicks off at the end of this month. It was funny to see him on the horse with his Adidas on."Witherspoon also took time to get real about recent events in his personal life. Every day I wake up I try to find something to be thankful for and to try, and find ways to bring a smile to somebody's face. Earlier this year, the singer said, he and his wife experienced a miscarriage."That would have been this month," Witherspoon admitted of the last time he cried. I could not stop laughing — I lost control!"Unfortunately, readers are left to imagine Cooper's reaction. But that wasn't the rocker's only compelling insight coming from around the era when Sevendust recorded their early efforts such as Home (1999) and Seasons (2003), two albums the band recently performed in their entirety during a pair of livestream concerts."We did a festival and my drum tech Norm came to me with these chocolate-covered mushrooms," Witherspoon remembered when asked his worst drug experience.

Coincidentally, the guitar's creation followed the 2020 release of Prince Midnight's self-titled EP, a distinctive take on black metal led by the unusual-for-metal sounds of the vibraphone, an instrument that, over the last 36 months, has become particularly close to the rocker's heart.Speaking to Loudwire, Midnight explains how, in 2019, he was in a terrible depression when he got a xylophone from his partner as a gift."I fell in love with it, eventually upgrading to a vibraphone and becoming a student of the [vibraphone playing] greats like Arthur Lyman, Martin Denny and Les Baxter," he says. In February, a Florida musician known as Prince Midnight captured headlines with a guitar he'd reportedly constructed out of the skeleton of his dead uncle.Word of the so-called "Skelecaster" didn't just make the rounds on music websites — news outlets as far-flung as CBC/Radio-Canada and The Indian Express even covered the creation. After being decommissioned, however, the bones had to be returned to the family. "So if you get made into a skeleton, then you're just like an ambiguous skeleton. … The guy is incredibly funny and creative. When you donate your body to science, and it may still be this way, your name remains attached to it."But getting Filip's bones wasn't a quick and easy process — it required "legal mumbo jumbo" and the help of experts. It's a little bit like accusing Borat of not being a real person, it sort of sucks the fun out of it."As he's written in the Tampa Bay Times, Spata thinks both Midnight and Ozare are Arnold due to the characters' shared proximity, similar appearance and the detailed nature of both of their backstories, combined with an apparent lack of info regarding their lives before they made the news. I don't know either of the guys that wrote those articles. "Dude, you can shave some of this [skeleton] off, take some of my hair, and do a DNA analysis if that makes you feel better," Midnight says. A September 2020 episode of a local podcast called Grand National Championships is the first appearance of Prince Midnight they've found.The musician invites either writer to reach out to investigate the guitar further. And I even have friends that have recently been like, 'I don't get it, man, like, why would you make a vibraphone metal record?'"For Prince Midnight, the vibraphone was the musical totem that rejuvenated him after a dark period in his life. They accepted the remains for me."After taking possession of the skeleton himself, Midnight's idea for the "Skelecaster" took shape. When does something stop being a hoax?"When, indeed? And it's strong, but it's not going to keep consistent tension enough to keep something in tune for very long." The musician describes taking multiple trips to Lowe's, the home improvement store, often quizzing employees there, before arriving at the steel undergirding that would allow the guitar to function.What part of the story so far would make it a hoax? But the musician says they never reached out to him."Neither of those people ever contacted me," Midnight claims. Going it on his own from there on out, the musician used trial-and-error and some elbow grease to strengthen the spine with steel plates. That same month, per Vice, two local reporters embedded in Midnight's Tampa Bay home base, Christopher Spata of the Tampa Bay Times and Ray Roa of Creative Loafing Tampa, detailed their suspicions that the skeleton guitar maker was an alter ego of either one or two different people: Odilon Ozare, a Tampa man with purported Guinness World Records titles for the tallest hat and longest fingernail extensions, and Justin Arnold, a seemingly separate Florida musician who duped Tampa Bay's tbt* magazine into printing a fake photo of a two-headed alligator in 2014.Nevertheless, behind the fabled skeleton guitar itself is a musician and self-made craftsman who, prankster or not, seems to have built the axe as a sincere tribute to the deceased uncle, Filip, who he says introduced him to heavy metal in the first place. He says a guitar luthier friend provided some initial inspiration, although the buddy soon got turned off by the idea of making it from a real skeleton and jumped ship on the project. Roa shares the same skepticism. "When does it stop being a joke? The "Skelecaster," it seems, just happened to be a bonus— the unsettling, attention-grabbing icing on the cake.If you can believe it."It's not like I bought a vibraphone and played it for three years every day as a joke," Midnight says. Filed Under: Prince MidnightCategories: News Midnight, who says his real name is Yaago Anax, spoke to Guitar World, HuffPost and other places about the electric guitar that, it seemed, harnessed the legit framework of the dead.But was the whole thing just a hoax? Of course, there's also the possibility that the musician isn't being honest about his true identity. “I've always been into heavy metal, punk and D-beat and realized no one had ever done a [metal] record incorporating it. State Department — you know, people die overseas a hundred times a day, it's not an uncommon thing [to retrieve human remains from another country]. Philip TrappPublished: June 2, 2021YouTube: Prince MidnightShare on FacebookShare on TwitterThe story might already be familiar, especially for metalheads who follow the odd and macabre. "If you ask them, they'd say they didn't contact me. It's really anyone's guess.Prince Midnight, Prince Midnight EPPrince Midnight Plays Darkthrone's "Transylvanian Hunger" on the "Skelecaster"The Most Bizarre Guitars of All TimeWe’ve scoured the internet to bring you this list of the most bizarre guitars of all time. And so that has a lot to do with how this all happened. Spata even relayed that Arnold/Ozare "told me he didn't know what I was talking about with them being the same guy. Perhaps if the skeleton wasn't that of Midnight's uncle, sure — or maybe if it wasn't a real one at all. He appears to be quite open about that. So I went through all that and paid this funeral home to do it. Over there, how your remains get disposed of is super important; no one gets cremated there. Ultimately, he added the guitar neck, bridge, pickup and other electronic guts one would normally see on a Fender Telecaster to the spinal column and rib cage of uncle Filip's remains to make a working electric guitar."The only structure this thing has is in the spine," Midnight says of the skeleton as he received it, "and where the spinal cord used to be was like a bar, a metal bar. "You have to be a licensed funeral director to ship bones here," Midnight continues. That's what local journalists Spata and Roa presume. Source: He Claimed He Made a Guitar Out of His Uncle’s Skeleton, But Was It a Hoax? My record has only a little guitar — almost all of that tonal space gets taken up by vibraphone."Regarding the "Skelecaster," what readers have seen of the unusual guitar elsewhere aligns with what Midnight repeats to Loudwire: As the story goes, Filip, who died in a car accident in Greece in his 20s, was harvested as a medically prepared skeleton and used there in an educational capacity over the last 30 years. "So I had to get a funeral director to go through like, the U.S. "I'm in the same situation personally," the musician admits. But over there, it's super Greek Orthodox. … He also sent me some photos of Prince Midnight to use with the story. I thought it was a little messed up — if you created something and it got arbitrarily attributed to somebody else, I think anyone would be a little frustrated with that."But when Loudwire emailed Spata and Roa, each wrote back that they had indeed contacted the person they believe to be Midnight, Justin Arnold AKA Odilon Ozare. "You know, the crux of what we're talking about is people not taking me seriously as a creative person. Due to circumstances surrounding Greek customs and not wanting to pay additional burial fees, the musician ended up receiving his uncle's remains in Florida."From what I understand, [in the United States], your name is scrubbed if your body is donated," Midnight explains. "But I have a feeling that when you get the results, you won't be writing an article about that."The urge to prove the guitar's validity echoes a theme that carries over elsewhere in his life. I became a grindcore fan growing up in the Tampa hardcore and metal scene.

"But then we suddenly found ourselves with extra time on our hands to finish these songs."Below, check out the things that Knifes have learned as roadies, right underneath the lyric video for "Scammers" and the artwork and tracklisting for the new EP, which comes out June 11.Knifes, "Scammers"Knifes, Regression to the Mean EP Art + TracklistKeystone Estates1. "Point of Impact"5. Source: 13 Things You Learn as a Roadie for Rock Bands, by the All-Roadie Group Knifes
Filed Under: KnifesCategories: News Now, Knifes are back with new material, plus a bunch of helpful advice for aspiring road dogs.This month, in addition to sharing the tune "Scammers" — it's taken from the act's upcoming second EP of original rockers, Regression to the Mean — the group's Ben Young (guitar/vocals), Brian Diaz (bass) and Warren Johnson (drums) share 13 of the things they've learned while working as roadies for touring artists."Serial killers, cocaine and car crashes," Young says of subject matter inhabiting Regression to the Mean. Here are the 13 things the act — singer-guitarist Ben Young, bassist Brian Diaz and drummer Warren Johnson — have learned as touring roadies for rock bands. "Eve of Destruction"13 Things You Learn as a Rock RoadieWe asked the band Knifes, a rock trio comprised of roadies for some notable touring artists, to list a few of the invaluable tips and tricks they’ve gathered during their time on the road. "These are the themes that found their way onto Knifes' second EP. … It is a feral house cat pretending to play nice so it can come indoors. "Shorter Way"3. LoudwirePublished: June 2, 2021Photo by Brian DiazShare on FacebookShare on TwitterKnifes are a rock band that first made waves last year after launching as a vehicle to showcase the creative output of a trio of roadies who'd spent time working for Slipknot, Deftones, Guns N' Roses and Linkin Park, among others. "Sparky Wire"4. Don't let your guard down.""We were supposed to be onstage tuning guitars with Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer last summer," Diaz adds of the circumstances surrounding the EP's creation. "Scammers"2.

Hey, if anyone can do it, Kat Von D can.BAND: WeezerSONG: "Sheila Can Do It"RELEASED: May 7On nearly every modern Weezer album, it seems like singer-songwriter Rivers Cuomo includes some sonic callback that could excite only the most old-school of Weez-heads. Trying to get it, trying to keep it, using it to maintain certain things we think we need. Timely!Philip TrappBAND: Motionless in WhiteSONG: "Voices (Synthwave Edition)"RELEASED: May 14Motionless in White recently reached back to their past with an entirely re-recorded version of their Graveyard Shift banger "Voices," the new rendition performed in a glossy synthwave style. The future looks promising for this new band.BAND: Zeal & ArdorSONG: “Run”RELEASED: May 24What dark path are Zeal & Ardor taking us down this time? Mastermind Manuel Gagneux is back with a truly sinister sounding statement laying the groundwork for an album to come. It does teeter the line of being a ballad, but we all need to be in our feels every once in a while, right?Joe DiVitaBAND: Laurenne / LouhimoSONG: “Bitch Fire”RELEASED: May 20Boasting what is, in my estimation at least, the most unforgettable chorus of 2021, Finnish singers Noora Louhimo (Battle Beast) and Netta Laurenne (Smackbound) partner up to bring us the scorching “Bitch Fire,” a song bearing the time-honored theme of burning witches. Her latest EP Wilde is a diverse set of songs, and opener “Bushweed” has a relaxed, almost hip-hop, feel to it. “Deifivcs” is a bit more restrained than its predecessor, “Morbvs Propagationem,” going heavy on the synth orchestration that firmly puts the Dutch group into fresh territory, even with how exploratory they’ve been in the past. The Canadian singer has a powerhouse set of pipes that are complemented by the perfect amount of grit, which allows her to sound incredible singing pretty much any genre. LoudwirePublished: June 2, 2021Alysse Gafkjen / Katja Ogrin/Redferns / Travis ShinnShare on FacebookShare on TwitterThe Weekly Wire playlist is still roaring, packed with 50 new songs each week and, here, we're recapping the Best Rock + Metal Songs of the Month for March with a mix of essential songs and choice selections from the Loudwire staff. Rats, “I’ve Been Everywhere”Mammoth WVH, “Mammoth”Maria Brink, Tyler Bates + Andy Biersack, “Meet Me in the Fire”Mastodon, “Forged by Neron”Myles Kennedy, “Love Rain Down”Nonpoint, “Ruthless”Of Mice & Men, “Bloom”Perry Farrell’s Kind Heaven Orchestra, “Mend”Rise Against, “The Numbers”Sabaton, “Defence of Moscow”Shaman’s Harvest, “Bird Dog”Spiritbox, “Secret Garden”The Black Keys, “Goin’ Down South”The Devil Wears Prada, “Nightfall”The Glorious Sons, “Daylight”Times of Grace, “Burden of Belief”Turnstile, “Mystery”Twenty One Pilots, “Saturday”Yngwie Malmsteen, “Wolves at the Door”STAFF PICKSLauryn SchaffnerBAND: JJ WildeSONG: “Bushweed”RELEASED: May 14JJ Wilde is definitely one of my favorite rising artists. It sure gives the original number an added wrinkle, and it only adds to the anticipation for whatever project Motionless in White have planned next. One thing we do know is that we don't know what tomorrow brings, so it's a friendly reminder to return to the moment and enjoy the music. And it sure sounds like Cuomo's having fun.2021’s Best Rock + Metal Albums (So Far)Loudwire’s picks for the best rock + metal albums of 2021 so far
Source: The Best Rock + Metal Songs of May – Staff Picks + Essentials
Filed Under: AFI, andrew w.k., Andy Biersack, At The Gates, Ayron Jones, Beartooth, born of osiris, Fear Factory, fozzy, frank turner, green day, helloween, Hooded Menace, kat von d, KK’s Priest, L.A. Their latest, “Midnight,” is special in that we see keyboard player and sometimes vocalist Hannah Greenwood step into the spotlight more than ever with her powerful voice. I, for one, am definitely excited to see them bring some much-needed freshness to rock radio and festival bills.BAND: GirlfriendsSONG: “congratulations”RELEASED:If you’re into the new wave of punk-inspired pop stars or if you went to Warped Tour in the 2010s you are probably already familiar with Travis Mills (formerly known as T. I really hope this dynamic interplay between Greenwood and fellow vocalist Will Gould will become a regular staple.BAND: Ida MariaSONG: “Dirty Money”RELEASED: May 14Listen, who doesn’t get sick and tired of money? There is certainly a pop tint to the song in the verses, but I would say it’s best-classified as hard rock overall.BAND: Moon FeverSONG: “Payphone Blues”RELEASED: May 1I’m one of those “old souls” who loves music that came out way before they were even alive. It’s also the first taste of new music from his forthcoming album and packs an extra punch with Muse’s Dom Howard on drums and Jason Isbell laying down a guitar solo. However, it still remains loyal to her rock ‘n’ roll roots, simply making it an exciting genre-blending song.BAND: Luna KillsSONG: “Honey Trap”RELEASED: May 28“Bitter songs come easy,” reads Luna Kills’ bio on social media — and damn, does that quote show through in their latest single “Honey Trap.” We’ve all felt trapped before, whether it’s in a relationship or by a job or some other entity in life, and the Finnish trio managed to sonically convey just what that entrapment feels like with explosive riffs and a chugging bassline. It tends to be a blessing and a curse at the same time, but when bands like Moon Fever come around, my old soul is satiated. Rats, Mammoth WVH, Mastodon, motionless in white, Myles Kennedy, nonpoint, Of Mice Men, Pestilence, Rise Against, Sabaton, shamans harvest, Spiritbox, The Black Keys, The Devil Wears Prada, times of grace, Turnstile, Twenty One Pilots, Tyler Bates, weezer, yngwie malmsteen, Zeal & ArdorCategories: News Turn this one up and we’d be surprised if you’re not banging down the doors of your local music venue by the time it’s finished.BAND: Keith WallenSONG: “It Finds Us All”RELEASED: May 20Most will know Keith Wallen from Breaking Benjamin, but he’s also written for a number of other name acts and is now forging ahead with a solo album. The latest track from his pop-punk duo Girlfriends also features the Travis Barker-backed up-and-coming rapper Jasiah, which should come as no surprise given that Mills was an early adopter of mixing hip-hop and pop punk and has remained quite involved in the latest wave of hip-hop artists doing just that. Sing it with us… THIS IS A BITCH FIYAHHHH!BAND: Hooded MenaceSONG: “Blood Ornaments”RELEASED: May 19As a sneering owner of a Hooded Menace hoodie (putting the ‘meta’ in ‘metal’ over here) and as someone who spent a week listening to Abigail five to six times a day after first picking it up, seeing that King Diamond axeman Andy LaRocque guested on the first single from the Finnish death-doomsters was quite titillating. Not much is known about the band besides the fact they took their name from a Ted Hughes poem, they have at least seven songs (which they performed) and that they sound good. This radio ready track deserves to be found.BAND: MonarchSONG: “The Fray”RELEASED: May 27So what happened to Red Sun Rising and Wilson after the two bands dissolved in recent years? Part of the answer is the new band Monarch, which features Red Sun Rising guitarist and songwriter Ryan Williams, Wilson’s rhythm section of James Lascu and Matt Puhy and new vocalist Sebastian Duke. Mills). But this song in particular is pure 2000s nostalgia.Chad ChildersBAND: Frank TurnerSONG: “The Gathering”RELEASED: May 6“The first time that the beat drops in the bar is gonna be biblical!” That’s the first line of Frank Turner’s new song “The Gathering,” delivered with Turner’s trademark passionate vocal as he encompasses the feelings we all have yearning for the return of live music as a shared experience. On May's Van Weezer, the veteran alt-rock act's 15th album, that token is the inclusion of a studio version of "Sheila Can Do It," a Cuomo original the rocker first debuted live in 1997 with his then-solo band, Homie. It’s an aggressive first impression that whets our appetite for what else is on the horizon.Toni GonzalezBAND: The SmileSONG: “We Don’t Know What Tomorrow Brings”RELEASED: Performed on May 22Radiohead's Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood have formed a new band with Sons Of Kemet drummer Tom Skinner called The Smile. “Blood Ornaments” is absurdly catchy, like all of Hooded Menace’s dance worthy doom, so it’s business as usual… and business is good!BAND: PestilenceSONG: “Deificvs”RELEASED: May 26For the second consecutive month, I’m highlighting a new song from tech-death masters Pestilence. It had never emerged on a record, however, until now. This is pure Painkiller-styled Judas Priest worship and how could that ever conceivably be a bad thing? "Exorcism" finds the tattoo artist celebrity heading in a modern pop direction as a musical artist — the moody tune showcases the kind of melodic hooks and sonic sheen that wouldn't go unnoticed among the heavy hitters in the Top 40. “Payphone Blues” has an unfiltered rawness to it that is just lacking in a lot of other contemporary music right now. Stubborn riffs and those orchestral touches drive all of the tension behind this one, positioning the rest of the album as another high point in an already esteemed catalog.Rabab Al-SharifBAND: CreeperSONG: “Midnight”RELEASED: May 28It still never fails to amaze me how little love Creeper get here in the States, but that doesn't stop them from cranking out jam after jam. Maybe you'll even discover a new band that rules!The EssentialsYou know these bands and you probably heard these songs the instant they came out — midnight Spotify lurkers, we see you…Follow Loudwire's 'Best of the Month' playlist on Spotify here.AFI, “Tied to a Tree”Andrew W.K., “I’m in Heaven”Angels and Airwaves, “Euphoria”At the Gates, “The Paradox”Ayron Jones, “Supercharged”Beartooth, “Fed Up”Born of Osiris, “Angel or Alien”Fear Factory, “Fuel Injected Suicide Machine”Fozzy, “Sane”Green Day, “Pollyanna”Helloween, “Fear of the Fallen”KK’s Priest, “Hellfire Thunderbolt”L.A. LaRocque produced the forthcoming The Tritonus Bell, so it was only natural, especially when the riffs are an obvious nod to the one true King. His second offering from the This World or the Next album is “It Finds Us All,” a song that like its opening line is “Floating light as a feather,” weaving along a hypnotic soundscape that brings you to soaring peaks and vulnerable valleys. This is the song you play when you finally decide to say f*** it to capitalism and corporate greed and give the grind a rest — even if it’s just temporary.BAND: The WarningSONG: “Choke”RELEASED: May 21This trio of sisters from Mexico have never taken their eyes off of the prize — becoming rock stars — and with their latest song “Choke” they are ready to finally break through after years of hard work. “Run” opens with a throaty primal vocal, segues to a fast-paced tribal drum beat and later adds guitars and bass to accentuate this warning call portending a swift vengeance is coming for those who don’t flee quickly. Just don't let the voices in your head pull you under.BAND: Kat Von DSONG: "Exorcism"RELEASED: May 14Kat Von D this month revealed to listeners her debut single, "Exorcism," the song a preview of her upcoming studio album, Love Made Me Do It. Their introduction is the new song “The Fray,” emboldened with an infectious guitar line, the slow burn low end build and a subtle swinging beat. Their new song “We Don’t Know What Tomorrow Brings” debuted during the ticketed Glastonbury livestream event, Live at Worthy Farm on May 22. You may remember them as the young girls who went viral covering Metallica or playing “Crazy Train” on the Ellen show, but they are ready to show the rock world that they’ve got talent, their own songs and are here to stay. A band you should definitely check out if you like spooky punk, classic rock and a flair for the dramatic.

@ Webster HallNov. @ RoselandDec. @ The ForgeDec. @ The CrocadileDec. @ The SummitDec. 21 — New York, N.Y. 9 in Dallas, Texas, criss-crossing the United States before finishing up on the West Coast with three final dates in California, the last being Dec. @ Republic NOLANov. @ The MasqueradeNov. @ The IntersectionDec. 27 — Columbus, Ohio @ Newport Music HallNov. 15 — San Diego, Calif. @ The MajesticNov. @ The Apollo Theater ACDec. 03 — Belvidere, Ill. 19 — Pittsburgh, Pa. 12 — Seattle, Wash. Joe DiVitaPublished: June 2, 2021Spinefarm RecordsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterIn support of their new album, Baptize, which will be out June 4, metalcore veterans Atreyu will embark on a headlining fall U.S. 30 — Cleveland, Ohio @ The AgoraDec. 17 — Baltimore, Md. @ The RoxianNov. 15 — Atlanta, Ga. 01 — Grand Rapids, Mich. @ The UndergroundNov. @ House of BluesDec. We are beyond excited to finally get back on the road and see all of you. @ Starland BallroomNov. 09 — Salt Lake City, Utah @ The DepotDec. 26 — Detroit, Mich. @ Skyway TheatreDec. 16 — Charlotte, N.C. 23 — Hartford, Ct. @ The CatalystDec. tour with special guests Crown the Empire, Tetrarch, Saul and Defying Decay.The 29-date "Baptize Tour" will launch on Nov. 02 — Joliet, Ill. 07 — Denver, Colo. 06 — Kansas City, Mo. 10 — Boise, Idaho @ Knitting FactoryDec. 11 — Portland, Ore. 20 — Sayreville, N.J. 04 — Minneapolis, Minn. 24 — Worcester, Mass. @ The Observatory2021’s Best Rock + Metal Albums (So Far)Loudwire’s picks for the best rock + metal albums of 2021 so far
Source: Atreyu Book Fall 2021 Tour With Crown the Empire, Tetrarch, Saul + Defying Decay
Filed Under: Atreyu, crown the empire, Saul, TetrarchCategories: News 09 — Dallas, Texas @ Gas Monkey Bar And GrillNov. @ Rams Head LiveNov. @ Welcome to RockvilleNov. 14 — Santa Cruz, Calif. @ The TrumanDec. 16 — Santa Ana, Calif. We can't wait to celebrate this chapter of Atreyu with our diehard fans. @ The WebsterNov. Let's do this!"While Atreyu will be touting Baptize, their first album without longtime vocalist Alex Varkatzas, Crown the Empire will be out in continued support of 2019's Sudden Sky, Tetrarch and Saul will be playing tracks off their respective debuts — this year's Unstable and last year's Rise as Equals — and Thailand's Defying Decay will presumably focus on material off 2019's Metamorphosis.See the full list of tour dates directly below and for tickets, head here.Atreyu, Crown the Empire, Tetrarch, Saul + Defying Decay 2021 Tour DatesAtreyuNov. 10 — Houston, Texas @ The WarehouseNov. 16, just one week before winter officially begins.Eager to return to life on tour after a year of downtime as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, Atreyu exclaimed, "The time is… NOW?! This tour is truly going to go down in the history books for us. 22 — Albany, N.Y. @ Empire LiveNov. 13 — Daytona, Fla. 11 — New Orleans, La. @ The PalladiumNov.

journalist wanted to present me with an award at the Bloodstock Open Air festival because I was meant to get the award in a Wacken Festival in Germany, but that didn't happen.I thought it could be fun to go to check out some bands — Twisted Sister were on there and lots of people I knew. Mills, bassist Tony Newton and drummer Sean Elg (more on the drummer bit later), Sermons of the Sinner isn't just vintage fanfare. What special connection do you have with that song and of all the Judas Priest songs, why write a sequel to that one?I want to be in the present, I want to be in the future, but I also want elements of the past, because the ingredients in this album must relive everything that I've done in my life because I'm so proud of that.There have been so many things created in Judas Priest — the Painkiller, the Jugulator… It's very poignant and there are a lot of hidden sentiments in the record which a lot of people will be listening for.There's more here than just nods to Priest, too. We also lost a later generation hero in Children of Bodom's Alexi Laiho recently and is there anyone else newer who has caught your ear and blown you away?Frank Hoensch, Redferns/Getty ImagesThere's so many people that can do what I can't do. I insist! I really encouraged him to just get out there and be heard and take the lead role in a few places. As other rock and metal heroes occupy their seat at the table in the great hall at Valhalla, that notion is especially in focus for Downing, who, in our interview over Zoom, expressed he got quite emotional when crafting the very end to the album, but, most of all, still possesses the fire to get back out onstage, returning to what he's always done best.In the chat below, we revisit the pivotal moment that served as the catalyst to Downing's return to the stage and, later, the studio as well as how he paid tribute to his own legacy on the closing track "Return of the Sentinel" and discuss the more recent generations of guitar greats, namely the late Alexi Laiho of Children of Bodom.You returned to the stage before you returned to the studio. I think that's what I've tried to say on this album because some of the stuff in there is just melodic harmony stuff.There's lots of variety in the record, not just [music that sounds like] Priest. It's about me I was young, running across the planet doing what we did, but time is running out for us and things will never be the same, but this can help us rise again.While I'm still around on the planet, I hope people say that this music is still valid, want more of it while we let the young bands unashamedly do what I did.We've got Greta Van Fleet, which people draw comparisons to Led Zeppelin… I'm very pleased with how the record sounds.Even in just the process of trying to narrow down who else could have potentially been in the lineup, you had to have come across so many incredible players. It was just like riding a bike. Together, the band presents elements that easily stand apart from Priest as Downing aims to make a forceful impact, understanding that it could potentially be the last album he ever releases.Nothing in life is certain, other than one day we will all meet our end. Your first live show was back with Ross the Boss and it was one-off show. Let's have another young Judas Priest doing that, or young [Black] Sabbath, or whatever. Getting up and just playing a couple of songs… I don't know why I consented and I didn't get to meet the rest of the guys until the day before the gig. We pulled it together and those guys were fantastic. 1 Judas Priest song and people were actually very supportive of that decision. Since it never materialized, was this you finally taking that idea of using the word 'sermon'?That was a great concept and I thought the Sermons of the Sinner title is pretty poignant. We've all got good rest, we've all got a good buildup of wax as horrible as that sounds, but we are out there, ready to absorb the power and the frequencies.Goodbye COVID, bring on metal!Thanks to K.K. 20 on EX1 Records. He is a great singer and we can play some of the classic [Judas Priest songs] if we want to and get some stuff that's really demanding.That title is clearly a nod to "Sinner" with Judas Priest, but in your book you had discussed potentially releasing a Priest compilation called Burnings Sermons, which was proposed to collect the fastest songs the band wrote. You can think about it in a lot of ways because I am a sinner myself, and obviously the sermons are the songs.We’re not going to be around forever and the "Sermons of the Sinner" song is about that. DowningCategories: News They are so good.I'm always trying to improve myself, but you're always looking for what they're going to do next and it's just so strange.Alexi, his technique and the way that he played with so much precision and with such unique timing changes and stuff like that, it was absolutely fantastic. Downing’s New Band KK’s Priest + ‘Sermons of the Sinner’ Helps Bring Sense of Closure [Interview]
Filed Under: K.K. Instead, Sean Elg plays drums, which I assume was a connection through Ripper since Elg (also in Cage) was in The Three Tremors with him?When Les was unable to do it, it was very disappointing. He obviously has inspired a lot of young players.What I'm looking for myself with this band though is not the people that are so fantastic technically — we're just looking for some good music out there and to form a great guitar duo. How long had you been plotting a return to the stage or was this very spontaneous?A U.K. He's a young, good, strong, nice, lovely guy.Another member of your band, bassist Tony Newton really stands out on here, too.Absolutely!Tony brought a lot to the table. You'll hear lots of stuff going on.I definitely have powerhouse band, and I totally miss the stage everywhere. I had an idea for all of the guys, so [I got in touch] probably more or less around the same time.Obviously, I played with Ripper and know he's good guy. We never had any fallout and we always got on really well together. Everywhere you look, especially on YouTube, there's an insane amount of truly impressive talent. Pre-order your copy here and follow the band on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Spotify.”The 
Source: K.K. The fans were really good, too.I went up in civilian clothes — jeans and a T-shirt — and just jumped out and just did it. I'm going to drag him out with us when we when we play!We had some good choices [for other drummers] and Ripper said, "Look, I actually play with Sean." The result is great because he really powers those drums. I like the bass player to be heard. I could have stayed out there all night. You've got the gloomy songs and ones that are a bit more laid back and celebratory.Some of the songs, such as "Call for the Priest," are a bit darker and there are quite a few songs that are more rebellious."Metal Through and Through" is all about playing a live show and I need that in my life at the moment. I think it's 10 minutes long, I don't want to give away the ending to everybody, but if I don't get to do anything else [in my life] or if something happens to me, I thought that would be a nice way to be remembered and go out. I got really emotional recording that. 'Sermons of the Sinner,' the debut album by KK's Priest, will be out Aug. Once I went out there, I wasn't nervous, but people ask me, "Are you nervous?" I am only nervous in case if I fall over myself or my guitar goes stupidly out of tune and all of the other things that can happen like somebody throws up.So, it was good then I thought to put a band together and that's what happened.K.K. so, to do this sequel, it's quite epic. Joe DiVitaPublished: June 2, 2021For the Win MediaShare on FacebookShare on TwitterA full decade after announcing he was leaving Judas Priest, the pioneering heavy metal band he co-founded in 1970, guitar legend K.K. Downing is back with a new band, KK's Priest, which most notably finds him linking back up with former Priest singer Tim 'Ripper' Owens, for the debut album, Sermons of the Sinner.For any faithful metal fan, Downing's return has been long-awaited and despite creeping up on 70 years old, he hasn't mellowed with age in the slightest — or at least his riffs haven't on this 10-track record loaded with nods to a lifetime spent shaping and defining metal with Judas Priest.With guitarist A.J. I'm all for that! Downing for the interview. But needless to say, we're going to have Les onstage. There's been far too big of a break [from music], and I want to experience that with the fans again.EX1 RecordsAlthough former Judas Priest drummer Les Binks joined you onstage with Ross the Boss, he didn't play on this album as intended. Let's take this music and let's keep it going through these important next decades.Let's keep everything going rather than just putting on Bark at the Moon or Screaming for Vengeance. Let's keep producing this music and that's what this Sermons of the Sinner and this band is all about.K.K.'s Priest, "Hellfire Thunderbolt" Music VideoOne song that I think is special for everybody is going to be special for everybody is "Return of the Sentinel." We ranked "The Sentinel" as the No. I'm not Ed Sheeran and I can't just jump up there and play a couple of songs on my hour.They suggested playing songs with Ross the Boss because I was good friends with him. Downing Plays Judas Priest Songs With Ross the Boss — Bloodstock 2019Who was the first person you got in touch with when you started to put together this new band?That's a good question.

Chad ChildersPublished: June 2, 2021Q Prime / Photo by Ross HalfinShare on FacebookShare on TwitterVolbeat are ready to re-enter the musical fray for summer 2021, dropping a pair of new songs titled "Wait a Minute My Girl" and "Dagen Før." The tracks serve as the first pieces of new music from the band since their Rewind, Replay, Rebound album cycle.While the pandemic put any touring ideas on hold last year, the band members did use the downtime to start working on new music. The fall always brings the thunder and lightning…”Always evolving their sound, Volbeat accentuated "Wait a Minute My Girl" by adding guest sax player Doug Corcoran and piano player Raynier Jacob Jacildo from JD McPherson's band. Singer Michael Poulsen, bassist Kaspar Boye Larsen and drummer Jon Larsen were able to connect with their longtime producer Jacob Hansen in Denmark while guitarist Rob Caggiano chimed in remotely from New York.“As the weather begins to warm and the days get longer in many parts of the world, we wanted to share two songs that we wrote and recorded over these long, difficult 15 months that have the vibe and feel of summer," state the band. Both musicians previously appeared on Volbeat's 2019 song "Die to Live." Meanwhile, singer Mia Maja returned to add backing vocals on the song.“Dagen Før” features guest vocals from the aforementioned Danish artist Stine Bramsen of the band Alphabeat. "We’re beyond thankful that even during a lockdown our good friends Doug, Ray and Mia Maja were able to put the pedal to the metal with us on 'Wait a Minute My Girl,' and we’re absolutely thrilled that Stine Bramsen, who we’ve known and admired for a long time, was willing to lend her incredible talents to 'Dagen Før.'"They continue, "We hope you enjoy this double-barreled blast of summer tunes as much as we enjoyed creating them, and we can’t wait for you to hear what else we have in store for you. Check out both songs with their lyrics below.Volbeat, "Wait a Minute My Girl" + LyricsWait a minute my girlWait a minute my loverSummer’s up and I want you to knowThat I won’t live a minute without yaI’ve been waiting for a whileI always had you on my mindNow you’re here in flesh and bonesMy heart beats so and it’s scaring me to deathBut I can’t…Wait a minute my girlWait a minute my loverSummer’s up and I want you to knowThat I won’t live a minute without yaThere’s a light and it’s right therein front of meAnd a voice that whispers familyDon’t ignore the signs andthe symbols that are hereYou might find the reason why you’re hereTry to say the right thingMy heart is beating like thunderSo wait a minute myWait a minute myWait a minute my girlVolbeat, “Dagen Før” + LyricsSee the world by designBut there’s hope for a miracleDo you feel satisfied?There’s no roses without a thornNow the curtain is burnedLet the sunshine be your guideFly away, it’s your turnTo embrace your second lifeDagen før var altingSom en sommerflirtOg i morgen er endeligDagen før var altingSom en sommerflirtOg i morgen er endelig‘Cause the cave that you seeBreathes the darkness that you holdNow let go of your fearYou don’t need it anymoreFreedom is your designAnd the oxygen of the soulFeeling blessed and divineDoes it all now feel like home?If we never changeThen how can we grow and ever live?Love is always able toAwaken the soulAnd leave the bluesThere is calmness to a life lived in quiet gratitudeThe waiting has brought a little painBut nothing compared to what I’ve gainedQ PrimeRock + Metal Artists With the Most Top 10 Charting Albums
Source: Volbeat Debut New Songs ‘Wait a Minute My Girl’ + ‘Dagen Før’
Filed Under: volbeatCategories: News The song provides a mix of English and Danish lyrics.Both tracks are currently available to stream via the platform of your choosing here.

Over the holiday weekend, Crue singer Vince Neil performed his first solo gig since the COVID-19 pandemic began. “I was there front row seen Vince 8 times worst performance EVER he was reading the lyrics that his roadie taped on the floor while Vince left for a well need break,” one fan wrote in the YouTube comments section. Neil’s band opened with “Looks That Kill” before jumping into “Dr. Thank you.” Neil’s band awkwardly continued to perform after Neil left the stage, doing backing vocals to a non-existent chorus.Vince Neil “Girls Girls Girls” Quit/Voice Shot (5/29/21)Motley Crue and Def Leppard’s co-headlining stadium tour, which will also feature Poison and Joan Jett, has been rescheduled for Summer 2022. Footage from recent Vince Neil solo shows also made the rounds online, which see the singer delivering more phoned-in vocal performances. “NO WAY he could do a stadium tour.”Vince Neil – Helter Skelter LIVE @ Boone, Iowa River Valley Festival 2021Finally, 14 songs into the solo set, Vince Neil gave up while singing “Girls, Girls, Girls.” His voice completely shot, Neil walked off stage mid-song after addressing the festival crowd. Feelgood LIVE Boone, Iowa River Valley Festival 2021The wheels began to fall off when Neil launched into a cover of the Beatles’ “Helter Skelter.” Vince seemed to forget the words to the Beatles classic, while struggling to keep up with his band’s down-tuned instrumentals. It did not go well.Vince Neil became a meme after Motley Crue’s performance from Rock in Rio 2015 went viral due to Neil’s especially poor vocals. My fuckin’ voice is gone… uhh… we love you and we uhh… hope to see you next time, man. Click here for the full list of dates.The Real Names of Over 50 Rock + Metal Icons
Source: Vince Neil Played His First Concert Since the Pandemic – It Did Not Go Well
Filed Under: Vince NeilCategories: News It’s been a long time playin’. Feelgood,” and though Vince’s vocals on “Dr. In late 2019, Motley Crue manager Allen Kovac seemed to hint that Neil was working with a trainer to get in shape for Crue’s stadium run, but a bizarre Cameo video filmed by Neil didn’t leave fans feeling hopeful.Vince Neil and his solo band headlined the Boone River Valley Festival in Iowa over the weekend, jamming a set of mostly Motley Crue classics. Feelgood” didn’t sink to Rock in Rio 2015 lows, the performance wasn’t among the Crue singer’s strongest.Vince Neil – Dr. Graham HartmannPublished: June 1, 2021Share on FacebookShare on TwitterMotley Crue fans should feel grateful that the band’s stadium tour with Def Leppard has been postponed to 2022. “Hey guys… I’m sorry, you guys.

The song is a collaboration with German metalcore band Annisokay.As mentioned, the band's Worlds Collide tour with Evanescence has been pushed back to 2022. With this digital show, we hope that the fans can still feel our energy, our love for — and above all — our passion for music. A show that takes place in different scenes of a post-apocalyptic world, in which we are witness of the aftermath of destruction of mankind. The magic of seeing and hearing a band perform live — combined with the energy of the crowd — is something you cannot simply recreate with a livestream. Plus guest singers will join the band onstage for memorable duets that are only enhanced with the setting surrounding them.The band says, "We are absolutely gutted that the Worlds Collide tour has been pushed back again and we cannot perform live in the same venue as our fans. A world in which it is unknown if anyone or anything of the human race survived. We are absolutely thrilled to invite you to Within Temptation: The Aftermath – A Show in Virtual Reality. One thing we knew for sure: We would not compromise on a livestream if we could offer something out of the ordinary, something jaw-dropping, intriguing, spectacular and mythical!"She continues, "Then we found it: A world that we could shape into our wildest fantasies and in which we, as a band, could perform while still maintaining the dynamics and magic of our traditional live show. Learn more about that here.Within Temptation: The Aftermath – A Show in Virtual Reality TrailerSee Within Temptation in the 66 Best Metal Songs of 2019
Source: Within Temptation Announce Immersive ‘The Aftermath’ Virtual Reality Show
Filed Under: within temptationCategories: News Chad ChildersPublished: June 1, 2021Force MusicShare on FacebookShare on TwitterWithin Temptation may have passed on livestream shows during the pandemic, but that's because they wanted something different in terms of presentation. It is a search for answers about both its becoming as well as its legacy."This one hour concert presentation allows the band the opportunity to present both newer and older songs in four different worlds that interact with both the band and the music. Now fans will get a look at their outside-the-box thinking as the band has announced Within Temptation: The Aftermath – A Show in Virtual Reality.Singer Sharon den Adel says, "During the whole pandemic, we weren't keen on doing a livestream. Take care and we hope to see you on July 8 or July 9."Within Temptation: The Aftermath – A Show in Virtual RealityCourtesy of Within TemptationWithin Temptation: The Aftermath – A Show in Virtual Reality will take place July 8 at 8PM CEST / 7PM BST for fans in Europe and July 9 at 8PM ET / 5PM PT / 9PM BRT / 7PM CST for those in North and South America. Tickets for the show can be found here and a trailer can be viewed below.Meanwhile, Within Temptation will also release a brand new single, "Shed My Skin," which is scheduled to arrive on June 25, two weeks prior to the show. So, for a long time, we were clueless.

Wacken 2020 was understandably postponed to this year when the COVID-19 pandemic first began. Now, it's been pushed back 12 months yet again."It is with a heavy heart that we have decided that Wacken Open Air cannot take place at the end of July this year," the festival revealed this week in a statement on its website. Wacken Open Air 2021, which until Tuesday (June 1) was still scheduled to take place this summer, has now been postponed to August 2022.Also like other yearly events that have been waiting out the health crisis, that means Wacken Open Air will have taken a full two years off when the music fest finally returns. Philip TrappPublished: June 1, 2021Christophe Gateau, Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterGermany's annual Wacken Open Air, like some other international heavy metal festivals, is having a tough time finding the figurative ground to mount a comeback amid the pandemic. Source: Wacken Open Air Cancels Its Summer 2021 Event, Announces 2022 Festival
Filed Under: wacken open airCategories: News But at the same time we are sure of one thing … we will all make the Holy Ground shake again and enjoy our common passion together."Wacken Open Air 2022 is scheduled for Aug. 4-5, 2022, set to take place at the event's usual stomping grounds in Wacken, Germany. A lineup for the rescheduled event has yet to be announced — bands such as Slipknot, Judas Priest and Amon Amarth were originally named for the 2020 festival. "We therefore postpone the festival."The message continued, "This decision was anything but easy for us, also because we know that you are already in the middle of the preparations and planning. Keep your fingers crossed for both of us so that the development will continue to be positive."Get more info at’s Best Metal Songs (So Far)Loudwire’s picks for the best metal songs of 2021 so far. Details about 2022 tickets and exchanges are coming soon.For Wacken fans still looking for something to do in 2021, however, the festival revealed that, much like the previously announced Download Pilot, it's "currently working with the authorities to explore an idea for a new event in September 2021, to help with the restart of live music. Like we are, too. … For Wacken Open Air, however, the planned openings unfortunately will not arrive in time and, as always, the safety and health of everyone involved in the festival — fans, crew, artists and all residents of Wacken and the region — has absolute priority.

Chad ChildersPublished: June 1, 2021Frazer Harrison, Getty Images / Kathy Flynn, / Gustavo Caballero, Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterJune is certainly in bloom with a wealth of rock star birthdays and odds are if you were born during the sixth month of the year, you'll likely share a birthday with at least one rocker.It's easily the most populated birthday month of the year so far for rock stars, with rock legends such as Paul McCartney, Ronnie Wood, Ian Paice and more blowing out candles for rock's elder generation.You've got two members of Slayer, two members of Korn and two members of Pixies all marking another year off the calendar and members of Bring Me the Horizon, All Time Low, Twenty One Pilots and Paramore holding it down for the under-40 crowd.So scroll through the gallery below and see if you share a June birthday with a rock star.Rock Stars Celebrating Birthdays in JuneSee which rock stars are celebrating their birthdays during the month of June. Source: Rock Stars Celebrating Birthdays in June
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Things aren't really as extravagant or luxurious as what the outside viewers and listeners might think it is. Magyar sees this strategy as partly modern, but also a necessary byproduct of the pandemic, which hindered their ability to work seamlessly and in more typical ways.Read the full chat below.Veil of Maya have released several standalone singles over the last couple of years. Since their beginning as a deathcore group, the band, who last released the False Idol album in 2017, has been keen on evolution, which Magyar credits to their collective interest in remaining up to speed in what is current in and outside of heavy music, even down to pop culture.Since issuing False Idol, Veil of Maya have released standalone singles as work toward an eventual seventh album progressed. Full Metal JackiePublished: June 1, 2021Sumerian RecordsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterVeil of Maya vocalist Lukas Magyar was the latest guest on Full Metal Jackie's weekend radio program. The way the industry has just changed, it's also just what a lot of artists are doing and I think it makes things a little bit less stressful when it comes down to the creative side.The band is capable of incorporating different styles and complexities into its music. How do individual songs without the context of a whole album allow more artistic adventure?They just help to build hype and anticipation for an album down the road. I take a lot of lyrical inspiration from films and books, so you pick and choose whatever grabs your attention.Veil of Maya, "Viscera"The coronavirus affected everyone in so many ways — mentally, emotionally, financially and creatively. It may have been more of focused on later albums down the road, but at this point we'll probably see more of two or three singles [being released] before an album actually comes out, If not more.Thanks to Lukas Magyar for the interview. It did take a lot of from my vocal training and rehearsal in that regard, but just strictly writing I think it helped me get in my own space [and allowed me to] refocus and try to understand a new way to approach things because there wasn't this huge time crunch on it.How are musical and personal connections such an important foundation for this band?Everyone has something in common, whether it be a style of music that they listened to or something that kind of draws us all together.At the end of the day, that tends to be pretty important because when you get away from the music and the creative process, you really want something that's going to help everyone bond.Times tend to get a little bit rough on the road and you're cooped up traveling around. With the restrictions, we were unable to get into the studio atmosphere and truly plug away at the rest of the album.However, I found that the isolation really allowed me time to work on my craft as a writer. How did the restrictions of the pandemic hinder or actually help the process of writing music?As far as what we were going through as a band, it slowed down the album process because we were away from the studio. What tends to influence and inform the mood of the musical direction particularly?We keep up with the way things are within our own sort of realm of music, but also try to stay on top of what's happening outside of that, even in pop culture.We're able to add our own twist to things and pull a lot of influences from different areas, whether it be our own loves or other styles of music. Follow Veil of Maya on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Spotify and  find out where you can hear Full Metal Jackie's weekend radio show here.77 Rock + Metal Albums Turning 10 in 2021 
Source: Veil of Maya Keep Up With New Trends in Music + Pop Culture, Says Lukas Magyar
Filed Under: veil of mayaCategories: News So, sometimes just the downtime to have a movie to throw on that everyone is paying attention to and hanging out together to watch is really helpful.Veil of Maya, "Outsider"Doing things a little bit differently in terms of just releasing songs, do you feel like the coronavirus and this whole pandemic is going to change the way that you look at how you release music in general in the future?Having more standalone singles was something that we were trying to work towards already, so this may have just expedited that process and made it happen now.

This is real. We got busy thinking and feeling. But you're gonna open the basket. You're going to play, you're going to charm and be charmed."At least the rocker can do his charming via video conference now.15 Things Musicians Did to Help Us Survive 2020 Without Concerts
Source: Slipknot’s Clown Now a Zoom User After He ‘Wouldn’t Buy Into FaceTime’
Filed Under: Shawn Crahan, SlipknotCategories: News That's amazing. You can either know how to play the instrument, or you can take the circumstance. "Just like you and I are on Zoom right now — imagine being someone like the Clown, who wouldn't buy into FaceTime who wouldn't buy into technology, asking his singer, 'Hey, send the vocals through the internet.' But this year has been a year of Zoom and FaceTime, and do music at your house and email it and we'll put it in the song. So I took benefit of that stuff and those that never wanted to use technology are using technology, like me."Elsewhere among Tuesday's interview, the musician responded in the affirmative when asked if the upcoming Slipknot effort bears any similarity to Iowa, the group's seminal 2001 second album."Yes, yes," Crahan replied before cryptically adding, "This one is a cobra in a basket. That's after Crahan spent several years, as he recently suggested, maintaining a willful ignorance about videoconferencing technology such as Zoom when it came to Slipknot recording sessions.These days, though, the Slipknot co-founder, co-writer and percussionist has no problem at all collaborating over video call, despite his earlier reservations. Philip TrappPublished: June 1, 2021Nikolaj Bransholm, Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSince the COVID-19 pandemic began, Slipknot's Shawn "Clown" Crahan has come around to working virtually with his bandmates when they can't be together in person. We got busy loving and taking it in."But "another little thing happened" during that time as well, the Slipknot figurehead continued. "I got busy writing. This has been a great year to catch up on technology and utilize it and benefit from art making."Crahan added that he was "able to work on music with others in the band and [lead singer] Corey [Taylor] was in Vegas and he was able to go to a studio and do vocals and send it. That's how the musician put it to Metal Hammer in a quick interview from Tuesday (June 1) about the masked metal band's ongoing work on a studio album follow-up to 2019's We Are Not Your Kind."What are you going to do when you're the Clown and you're stuck at home?" Crahan asked the mag.

The new set of songs will serve as the follow-up to 2019's Rammstein. PLAYLIST: Keep up with each week's new songs by following Loudwire's 'Weekly Wire' Spotify playlist, featuring 50 tracks with updates each Friday afternoon.Till Lindemann, 'Ich Hasse Kinder' (I Hate Kids)Till Lindemann, 'Ich Hasse Kinder' LyricsIch steige in ein Flugzeug einEs wird kalt, ich hör' es schrei'nIch kenne meine SitzplatznummerPanik reitet großen KummerIch näher' mich der KlagereiheImmer lauter das GeschreieDer Angst weicht nun Gewissheit hierEin Kleinkind sitzt gleich neben mir Hier die Frage aller Klassen:Darf und kann man Kinder hassen? Ich hasse KinderIch hasse Kinder Der Schreihals turnt jetzt her und hinDie Mutter blättert ein MagazinSpricht stumm zum Kind, während sie liestUnd dabei einen Apfel isstDer liebe Herr Gott will mich strafenDie Nervensäge will nicht schlafenHört überhaupt nicht auf zu schrei'nDer Vater schläft längst wie ein Stein Hier die Frage aller Klassen:Kann und muss man Kinder hassen? Ich hasse KinderIch hasse KinderNein, ich liebe sieJa, ich liebe sieDie Großen und die KleinenDoch es müssen meine sein Doch ganz plötzlich wird es stillEs lacht mich an, ich bin verzücktStreck' die Hand aus nach dem KleinenDa fängt es wieder an zu schrei'n Ich hasse KinderIch hasse KinderNein, ich liebe sieJa, ich liebe sieDie Großen und die KleinenDoch es müssen meine sein Ich hasse KinderIch hasse KinderHier kommt die Frage aller Fragen:„Kann und muss man Kinder schlagen?“Nein, ich liebe sieJa, ich liebe sieAlle Kinder, groß und kleinDoch sie sollten meine seinTill Lindemann, 'Ich Hasse Kinder' English TranslationI'm getting on a planeIt's getting cold, I can hear screamingI know the number of my seatPanic dominates the great sorrowI get closer to the whining rowThe screaming gets louder and louderThe certainty gives way to fearThere's a baby sitting right next to me Here comes the question of all classes“May and can one hate children?” I hate childrenI hate children The squaller now scrambles back and forthThe mother's browsing a magazineShe silently talks to the child while readingAnd eating an apple at the same timeMy dear Lord wants to punish meThe pain in the neck doesn't want to sleepNor does it stop screaming at allThe father's long asleep like a rock Here comes the question of all classes“Can and must one hate children?” I hate childrenI hate childrenNo, I love themYes, I love themThe big ones and the little onesBut they have to be mine But all of a sudden it turns quietThe baby's smiling at me, I'm ecstaticI stretch my hand towards the little oneWho then starts screaming once again I hate childrenI hate childrenNo, I love themYes, I love themThe big ones and the little onesBut they have to be mine I hate childrenI hate childrenHere comes the question of all questions:“Can and must one hit children?”No, I love themYes, I love themAll children, big and smallBut they should be mineThese 40 Smiling Rock Stars Will Make Your Day
Source: Rammstein’s Till Lindemann Releases Graphic New Video for ‘I Hate Kids’
Filed Under: Rammstein, Till LindemannCategories: News The kids aren't part of the violence, of course.Check out the video below, and follow along with the lyrics, as well as the English translation according to Lyrics Translate, underneath.The Rammstein vocalist released another solo song earlier this year, which was actually a Russian piano ballad called "Favorite City," or "Любимый город." We still don't know whether or not Lindemann will be releasing a solo album anytime soon, but two songs is definitely a good start.As far as Rammstein goes, the band announced their rescheduled North American stadium tour dates for 2022 just over a week ago. In February, they shared a bit about a new album that they had recorded last year during their downtime. In the video, which depicts the vocalist as some kind of school leader, you'll see body parts chopped off with an axe, sawed off with a chainsaw, a man fall to his death as he's strapped to a chair and more. Lauryn SchaffnerPublished: June 1, 2021YouTube – Till LindemannShare on FacebookShare on TwitterRammstein frontman Till Lindemann has released a graphic video for his new song "I Hate Kids," which in German is actually titled "Ich Hasse Kinder."Graphic is nothing new when it comes to anything by Lindemann.

29 — The Woodlands, Texas @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion**Oct. @ S&T Bank Music ParkOct. @ BB&T PavilionOct. To get back to LIFE again. @ Xfinity CenterOct. 25 just 14 miles south of Slipknot's hometown with masked band serving as the headliner alongside another dozen acts, including Faith No More, Megadeth, Lamb of God and more.Three days after the conclusion of Knotfest, the Knotfest Roadshow trek will kick into action, making a total of 24 stops before wrapping up in Phoenix, Ariz. @ XFINITY TheatreOct. @ Ameris Bank AmphitheatreOct. 25 — Des Moines, Iowa @ National Balloon Classic Field*Sept. Stay safe, stay (sic) and we’ll see you soon," commented Corey Taylor.Pre-sale tickets for Knotfest subscribers will be available starting June 2 at 10AM local time with a general on-sale to follow on June 4 at 10AM local time.For tickets and more information, head here and to see the complete list of tour dates, look directly below.PLAYLIST: 2021's Best Metal Songs (So Far) – follow here.Knotfest Roadshow 2021 Tour Dates: Slipknot, Killswitch Engage, Fever 333 + Code OrangeKnotfestSept. 23 — Alpharetta, Ga. 01 — Noblesville, Ind. Joseph's Health Amphitheater at LakeviewOct. @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union AmphitheatreOct. @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music CenterOct. 05 — Syracuse, N.Y. 08 — Mansfield, Mass. 28 — Del Valle, Texas @ Germania Insurance AmphitheaterOct. Source: Knotfest Roadshow 2021 Tour Dates Announced With Slipknot, Killswitch Engage + More
Filed Under: Code Orange, Fever 333, Killswitch Engage, knotfest, SlipknotCategories: News 15 — Burgettstown, Penn. on Nov. 29 — Milwaukee, Wis. 13 — Bristow, Va. @ Ak-Chin Pavilion*Knotfest Festival**No Code Orange2021 U.S. 10 — Holmdel, N.J. 20 — West Palm Beach, Fla. 17 — Charlotte, N.C. @ Darien Lake AmphitheaterOct. @ Isleta AmphitheaterNov. @ Oak Mountain AmphitheatreOct. 12 — Camden, N.J. @ PNC Bank Arts CenterOct. 26 — Rogers, Ark. 22 — Raleigh, N.C. 02 — Phoenix, Ariz. 09 — Hartford, Conn. @ St. @ Jiffy Lube LiveOct. @ Walmart AMPOct. @ DTE Energy Music TheatreOct. FestivalsSee what festivals rock and metal fans may want to check out in 2021. @ PNC Music PavilionOct. 01 — Albuquerque, N.M. 2."With the world opening up, it’s time to get excited about LIFE again. @ Hollywood Casino AmphitheatreSept. 28 — Tinley Park, Ill. @ American Family Insurance AmphitheaterOct. 02 — Clarkston, Mich. 24 — Pelham, Ala. @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut CreekOct. Joe DiVitaPublished: June 1, 2021Joseph Okpako, Getty Images/WireImage / Mark Horton, Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSlipknot have already confirmed the first stateside Knotfest show of 2021 and now the Knotfest Roadshow tour has been announced and will kick off immediately after the festival, featuring support from Killswitch Engage, FEVER 333 and Code Orange.Knotfest is scheduled for Sept. 03 — Darien Center, N.Y. 30 — Dallas, Texas @ Dos Equis PavilionNov. @ iTHINK Financial AmphitheatreOct. This tour is a long time coming and we hope you’re as excited to see it as we are to play it. 19 — Tampa, Fla.

Peace to them. I don't have the physicality to do that anymore. He also added that he was preparing a defamation lawsuit against the perpetrator as well. He concluded, "I am taking this time to be with my family. But those thinking Jason Newsted would be an option can remove the former Metallica bassist from the list.While a former Metallica musician joining Dave Mustaine's Megadeth lineup would certainly add another piece of drama to the Mustaine-Metallica relationship and it's easy to see why Newsted's name would be floated in rumors, the bassist's wife put an end to the speculation in an Instagram post.In it, she stated, "Jason is not joining Megadeth. I wish my bandmates the best with their upcoming tour."The Top 66 Hard Rock and Metal Bassists of All Time
Source: Jason Newsted ‘Not Joining Megadeth,’ Says Wife
Filed Under: jason newsted, MegadethCategories: News I only do six shows a year [with the Chophouse band], and I do them right," stated the bassist."The surgeries kind of set me back," Newsted added. The announcement came two weeks after controversy erupted over several online interactions between the bassist and a woman had leaked online that included the bassist in a compromising position. While Newsted continues to play and perform several shows a year with his Chophouse Band, he admitted that playing with metal acts was likely no longer an option."I know for a fact I cannot play the way that I would want to play in [another Newsted-associated metal act] Voivod, Metallica, any of those bands. I'm like 90-something-percent full. "I kept playing music the best that I could, and I haven't ever been able to come all the way back. At first, the woman in question was purported to be underage and there were accusations of the bassist "grooming" her, but the woman later came forth revealing she was not underage and was a consenting adult when the conversations happened.Ellefson admitted his role in the "private and personal conversations," maintaining that they were "adult interactions taken out of context." He later deleted his Twitter account and set his Instagram account to private.In a statement to Loudwire last Wednesday (May 26), Ellefson revealed that he was currently working with the Scottsdale Police Department with their investigation into pursuing revenge porn charges against the person who leaked the interactions. Listen to metal," while using the rest of the post to remind fans that the social media shy musician does not have any accounts on TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, OnlyFans and Tinder, speculating that anyone sending messages from any Newsted-related accounts on those sites was not the bassist and that people should proceed at their own risk when taking into account any info spread there.Just last month, Newsted did provide an interview with the Florida Daily Post in which he discussed his physical limitations playing after undergoing several surgeries. I can't play the full Metallica stuff — I couldn't do the show anymore like that."Follow Loudwire's 'Early Thrash' playlist on Spotify to hear 150 genre-defining songs from Metallica and more.Megadeth announced just last Monday (May 24) that they were parting ways with Ellefson. Chad ChildersPublished: May 31, 2021Stephen Lovekin, Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterWith Megadeth recently parting ways with David Ellefson and a new album and fast approaching tour on the way, there's been plenty of speculation on who will fill the vacancy.