SEVEN)SUNS has shared a video of the band performing a cover of Cult Leader’s song “Lightless Walk”! The video was recorded during quarantine and shows the band performing, along with some trippy visuals. The cover will be available for streaming next week, and they also announced their next album, Death Meditations, will be available on August 11th. You can pre-save it on Spotify in the post below. Recast under the string quartet’s hands, the track has an entirely different power and vibe to it than the original. The band is signed to Ben Weinman’s Party Smasher Inc. and appeared on The Dillinger Escape Plan’s final album and final shows ever. Watch the clip below! Continue reading
So going forward I think we are going to start to see a whole new take on Facebook lives. There are a lot of interesting things happening in this space but I think that the lives that really clean up are going to start shifting. I think we are about to see the rise of the ‘casual live’.
After we pick apart what the casual live looks like I then want to take a minute to talk about why it works then of course break down how you can do it. Once you start to remove some of the stress and stigma from doing a live, I think it becomes a much more accessible and fun experience for everyone! Continue reading
Ghost Cult brings you the premiere of the new lyric video from FEAST!, a project features 45 Grave drummer Tom Coyne. The track features Mario and Heather Macias. Heather had previously been in a band with Tom in 1990’s The FEAST! The project serves as an outlet for Tom to make music with a diverse array of artists from other bands and genres. Check out the lyric video for “Melech Malchei Hamelechim” now!
Denver Thrashers Hydraform just dropped their new self-titled EP, their first new music since their last full-length album, Dark Adder! The band was just wrapping up a tour with Overkill and Exhorder when the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic hit, sending them home early. We talked to the entire band over zoom all about their formation, new music, opening for legends, scary stories from the road, and a hilarious story involving Bobby Blitz and Dave Linsk. Purchase and stream the new Hydraform EP now!
Anthrax has launched a new six-episode video series, to help celebrate with the release of the deluxe anniversary edition of their fifth studio album, the Gold-certified Persistence of Time on August 21, 2020, 30 years to the day after its initial release. The first video, “Dali”, is streaming now and can be seen below. The album was produced by Anthrax and Mark Dodson (Megaforce). It will be available exclusively on disc and vinyl, the CD package will include two CDs and one DVD, the vinyl edition offers four LPs, as well as revised cover art that reflects what had been the album’s original visual concept The album is fully remastered with newly refashioned cover art. Pre-orders are live at the links below.
Matt and Curtis welcome back Andrew Bansal of Metal Assault Records to discuss running a label during COVID-19. Dumb and Dumbest #440 is streaming now and it’s an interview with Andrew Bansal Of Metal Assault On DIY Labels, and More! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), and Music Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR). In addition to the podcast, Matt and Curtis also run The Music Marketing Challenges: low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. DM Matt, Keefy or Curtis at the links below for details
Rolling Stones fans who love Jigsaw puzzles can get their fix as puzzles with their iconic albums have been released. Coming from Zee Productions, the iconic album covers as jigsaws are available for order “Exile On Main St.”, “Emotional Rescue”, “It’s Only Rock Rock ‘N Roll” and “Some Girls” will be made available on September 4, 2020 as 500-piece puzzles, plus there will be a 1000-piece version of “It’s Only Rock Rock ‘N Roll” out on September 18, 2020. via its Rock Saws imprint. All puzzles come in a vinyl-box-set-sized box, perfect to fit alongside a vinyl record collection. Back in April 2019, Zee Productions launched its new range of rock and metal jigsaw puzzles, Rock Saws. Other puzzles from the line include Nirvana, Metallica, Rush, Iron Maiden, Motörhead, Judas Priest and Slayer. Order at the link below: Continue reading
Ghost Cult is psyched to bring you an exclusive video from supergroup Imonlith today! The band has been productive during the pandemic, releasing a series of clips curating socially distanced tracks from their debut album! Today we are here to share ‘Breathe [The Quarantine Sessions]’ The group will release a new video in the series every Monday for the entire albums’ tracklist. The band just released their acclaimed debut album, State of Being, and features a veritable who’s who of tremendous talents, such as drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen (Devin Townsend Project), guitarist Brian ‘Beav’ Wadell (Devin Townsend Project), Jon Howard (Threat Signal), guitarist Kai Huppunen (Methods of Mayhem, Noise Therapy) and Scott Whalen (Econoline Crush). State of Being also features special guest appearances from Jens Kidman (Meshuggah) and Avatar vocalist Johannes Eckerström. Watch the clip now!
It’s like month four-hundredth (or so it feels) of social distancing and quarantine. Basically, every tour slated for the Spring and Summer have either been scratched or tentatively rescheduled for next year. For those not keeping score that means that we’ve lost a Megadeth and Lamb of God co-headliner, Deftones with support from Gojira, and a Sepultura trek featuring the likes of Sacred Reich and Crowbar. So, it’s been a rough year. Not content to sulk over the loss of their own tour with Jinjer and Toothgrinder, Suicide Silence decided to try something different.
Charlie Daniels, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame best known for “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” died Monday morning after suffering a hemorrhagic stroke. He was 83. Daniels’ death was confirmed by his publicist, Don Murry Grubbs. He is survived by his wife, Hazel, and son Charlie Daniels Jr. Although best known for his blistering fiddle solos, he was an incredibly accomplished song writer. By the time the Charlie Daniels Band topped the charts with “Devil” in 1979, the instrumentalist, singer and songwriter had long established a remarkable, multifaceted career in Music City. As a session musician, he played on three of Bob Dylan’s albums — including the revolutionary “Nashville Skyline” — as well as recordings for Ringo Starr and Leonard Cohen. He also performed on Aaron Lewis of Staind’s debut country solo EP. In 1974, he launched the first “Volunteer Jam,” an all-star concert that has continued for nearly 50 years. Daniels joined the Grand Ole Opry in 2008, and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016. Rest in peace Charlie.