Monthly Archives May 2020

SOILWORK – Premiere “Death Diviner” Single

Swedish metal veterans SOILWORK have unleashed “Death Diviner,” the final installment of their The Feverish Trinity trilogy. A music video for the new cut can be seen above.

The song was written and composed by David Andersson, recorded at SolnaSound Studios by Thomas Plec Johansson and mixed and mastered by Johansson in The Panic Room, Skövde. René U Valdes produced and directed the music video.

Commented the band: “Death Diviner is the final installment in the Feverish trilogy, the end of the path that Feverish and Desperado set us upon...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE – Comeback Tour To Be Postponed?

MÖTLEY CRÜE, DEF LEPPARD, POISON and JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS are set to issue an official statement regarding the status of their forthcoming “The Stadium Tour” on Monday, June 1st.

All fans know that most concerts and festivals have been canceled or rescheduled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

According to Jacksonville.com, the opening show of “The Stadium Tour” — which is scheduled for June 18 at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Florida — is “still on” although all signs point to that one being put off, along with the rest of the 31-date trek. The bands reportedly also booked time at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena to rehearse for the tour.

Amanda Holt, director of communications for The Jaguars, which are acting as the local promoter for the Jacksonville concert,...

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TO THE GRAVE – Bassist Passes Away

Sad news to report. Josh Booth, bassist of up-and-coming Australia deathcore act TO THE GRAVE, has passed away at age 23.

Booth reportedly died on Thursday, May 28 of “undisclosed causes.” To The Grave issued the following statement:

“It is with utter devastation and disbelief that we must announce on Thursday the 28th of May, just before 5pm, we lost Joshua Booth.

“Words simply cannot express the anguish we all face in his absence. Josh was a wonderfully kind, understanding and passionate individual who brought a light to everyone else’s life. His positive influence on the people he touched was so understated and that’s something that nobody could ever replace. None of us could have asked for a better friend to share the stage with...

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SOULFLY – Release “Under Rapture” Live Video

SOULFLY have released a live video for their track “Under Rapture”. Check it out down below. The footage comes from a February 11th, 2019 show the band played at the Gramery Theatre in New York City, NY. That set was released as a live EP titled “Live Ritual NYC MMXIX” earlier this month. The band’s frontman/guitarist Max Cavalera comments:

“New York is a mesmerizing city; the city that never sleeps! I always look forward to playing in NY. The Gramercy is a great venue and the Soulfly crowd was in the trench frontlines of a battlefield, crowded and moving like some kind of tribe. I hope this unforgettable night of metal in NY can uplift you during this quarantine...

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LAMB OF GOD – Post “Routes” Song

LAMB OF GOD has released “Routes,” the fourth single from their June 19 self-titled Epic Records release, featuring a guest appearance from Testament vocalist Chuck Billy.

A visualizer for the track is available above.

“Routes” was lyrically inspired by vocalist D. Randall Blythe’s time alongside native peoples at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota during the No DAPL movement. This protest, which began with just a few Native women and children camping at the site in protest of the pipeline being built so near to their water supply on unceded treaty land, quickly grew to an encampment of thousands and received global attention.

Says Blythe, “I went to Standing Rock because I had heard reports of violence committed on the peaceful protestors there by both sta...

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BLEED FROM WITHIN – Debut New Music Video

BLEED FROM WITHIN have premiered a music video for the title track to their new album “Fracture“. That record officially was released today, May 29th. The band comments:

“A departure from our typical approach, ‘Fracture‘ proved to be a massive challenge during the writing process. We’ve pushed ourselves as song writers on this album and this track in particular is a perfect example of how we are evolving as a group. The lyrics are also brutally honest. I’m sure our fans will be able to relate.”

Acclaimed modern metal outfit BLEED FROM WITHIN are putting the past behind them and positing an overhauled frame of mind on their new album, “Fracture”...

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KORN – Tour With FAITH NO MORE Cancelled

It just keeps getting worse for metal fans. The summer tour featuring co-headliners Korn and Faith No More is the latest (nonhuman) casualty of COVID-19. The trek was officially called off today, with the following statement issued by tour organizers:

“The Korn & Faith No More Summer Tour will unfortunately no longer be taking place. It is with heavy hearts that we came to this decision out of an abundance of caution for the safety of our fans, crew, and fellow artists. Ticket holders will be emailed directly with their refund options, including a full refund, or you can request a 150% credit at Live Nation Concerts venues + they will donate the number of tickets you originally purchased to healthcare workers on the front lines. For more details, please visit livenation.com/refund...

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Bob Kulick – Dead At 70

Sad news to report. Longtime guitarist and record producer Bob Kulick.

Kulick died earlier today at the age of 70. His passing was confirmed by his brother, former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick. A cause of death has not been revealed.

Bruce posted the following message on social media: “I am heartbroken to have to share the news of the passing of my brother Bob Kulick. His love of music, and his talent as a musician and producer should always be celebrated. I know he is at peace now, with my parents, playing his guitar as loud as possible. Please respect the Kulick Family’s privacy during this very sad time.”

Throughout his 40-plus-year music career, Bob Kulick has worked with an astonishing array of artists: from Meat Loaf to MOTÖRHEAD; from KISS to Michael Bolton; W.A.S.P. ...

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KORN – Release Acoustic “Can You Hear Me”

KORN have released an acoustic version of their track “Can You Hear Me.” The original studio version of that track appeared on the band’s latest album, “The Nothing“. The group initially premiered this revised version of track on SiriusXM on May 28th. Footage of frontman Jonathan Davis discussing that is available after the song.

“Korn’s cathartic sound positioned the group as one of the most popular and provocative acts to emerge during the 1990s...

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TRAUMA – New Album Details Revealed

Late 2020 will prove to be a busy time for first-wave thrash metal act TRAUMA, for they plan to release their fourth full-length album and tour throughout Europe on a bill also featuring ROSS THE BOSS and BURNING WITCHES. Comprised of Donny Hillier (lead vocals), Kris Gustofson (drums), Greg Christian (bass, ex-TESTAMENT), Joe Fraulob (guitar) and Steve Robello (guitar), TRAUMA looks to build on the buzz created by its last album, 2018’s “As The World Dies”.

TRAUMA is currently considering what the album should be called,” explains Kris. “Usually for us we have to think about a theme/scope of the recorded songs and what it represents for the time now...

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