According to a report by Lambgoat and Metal Sucks, Australian bassist Sean Kennedy, best known for bands such as Deez Nuts and formerly of – I Killed the Prom Queen) has died. He was just 35 years old. Kennedy died on Tuesday, February 23rd and so far, no cause of death has been revealed. Kennedy played for I Killed the Prom Queen from 2003 to 2013. Michael Crafter (Confession), the former frontman for I Killed the Prom Queen commented:
Legendary musician and political activist Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine,Bruce Springsteen’s band, and more have teamed up for his own SiriusXM channels and podcast, in a new collaboration. The deal includes all-original content that spans three new streaming music channels and a new additional weekly show beginning March 2, and an original podcast, beginning March 3. The content hand-crafted by Morello includes streaming music channels that are part of SiriusXM’s Xtra Channels offering, which has expanded even more since its debut of 100 curated music channels in early 2019. Morello’s music channels will amplify the intersection where music and activism collide, a wide range of heavy metal music, and will explore his personal influences and musical collection.
Svalbard frontwoman Serena Cherry has announced a new solo album under the name, Noctule. She will be releasing her debut album, Wretched Abyss on May 28, 2021, worldwide via Translation Loss Records, Church Road Records, and Through Love Records. Inspired by the game Skyrim, and epic music, the project has been an open secret of late as Serena has hinted at its evolution on social media.The title track and first single/video debuted at Revolver, and you can check it out now!
Sad news as the 2021 edition of the legendary extreme metal annual event Inferno Festival in Oslo, Norway has been canceled due to the ongoing covid-19 outlook and restrictions this spring. The festival has put out a statement canceling, offering to roll over tickets and offer a refund period as well. Bands booked for 2021 that have reconfirmed for 2022 include Kreator, Mayhem, Venom, Ihsahn, Kampfar, Ved Buens Ende, Vreid, Cadaver, Myrkskog, Entombed AD, Asphyx, Benighted, Bølzer, Dark Fortress, Tulus, Whoredom Rife, Djerv, Hamferd, Dyscarnate, The Great Old Ones, 1914, Sylvaine, Asagraum, Nyrst, Isvind, From The Vastland, Regarde Les Hommes Tomber, Nachash, Ulvehyrde, Kosmos Brenner, Sovereign, Gnida, Eridu, Zifir, Solbrud, Xenoblight, Oranssi Pazuzu. Read the statement from the festival here:
Death Metal legends Cannibal Corpse previously announced their new album Violence Unimagined releasing April 16th 2021, via Metal Blade Records. The band shared their new single “Inhumane Harvest” – and now has David Brodsky-directed video for the track! Check it out!
Washington DC Proggy Alternative band Fellowcraft will drop their excellent new album “This Is Where You’ll Find Me” this Friday, February 26th. Ghost Cult is stoped to debut the full album stream ahead outfits highly-anticipated release. The band has been building up ahead of steam with previous releases, and recent singles feature guest appearances from Chris Dale (Bruce Dickinson’s band) and Nate Bergman (Lionize). Not only have they been co-signed by this top-tier talent, but the band themselves also incorporates their unique perspective on songwriting. With music fuelled by flavors of Stoner Rock, Prog, Indie, post-Rock/shoegaze, and more- dramatic songs swelling with dynamic choruses, thoughtful vocals, and provocative lyrics, this band is far from expected. They are also hosting a livestream this weekend, which you can check out here. Check out the full album stream here and purchase it from the links below.
AC/DC legends Angus Young and Brian Johnson joined Zane Lowe on Apple Music to discuss their most celebrated songs, like “Highway to Hell” and “It’s a Long Way To The Top”, one of the most successful albums of all time, Back in Black, dealing with the loss of bandmate and lead vocalist, Bon Scott, and the addition of Brian to the band. Every other weekend on Essentials Radio, a rotating cast of hosts explores the legendary hits that turned some of their favorite artists into superstars and household names. The band’s latest albumPower Up is out now!
Legendary Pop Punks The Offspring will release their new album Let The Bad Times Roll on April 16 via Concord Records. The new album will be their first in 9 years, the follow-up to 2012’s Days Go By andwas once again produced by Bob Rock, who also worked on the band’s last two LPs. Check out the debut single, the title track, right now! Continue reading
Whenever the subject of influential Viking metal rears its head from beneath freezing, storm-ridden waves, Dragons of the North (Napalm Records) by Norwegian act Einherjer usually finds its way into the conversation fairly quickly. Released in 1996, the record still remains a favourite among fans of the excessively hairy subgenre, and twenty-five years later the band are still going strong.
Deftones will drop their deluxe edition of their 20th Anniversary edition of their White Pony album: White Pony + Black Stallion, this Friday, February 26th, 2021 via their label Reprise Records. The elaborate 2 LP x 2 CD configurations comes with a book of never-before-seen images and artwork of the band from both White Pony and more recently Ohms,designed by their visual director Frank Kozik. Watch Frank Delgado and Abe Cunningham unbox the set, spin some vinyls, and crush Ohms Pale Ale Beer from Belching Beaver Brewery in this new video. Pre-order the set at the link below!