Aftershock, a festival part of the Danny Wimmer Presents family of events, has announced that The Original Misfits will be the new Saturday Night Headliner, following the departure of My Chemical Romance from the fest due to the pandemic. The original Misfits had booked a slew of arena shows and festival slots in North America from 2018 to 2020. Aftershock also features Metallica as the headliner the other two nights of the fest. Tickets are on sale now. Recent additions to the festival bill now are Limp Bizkit, Rancid, The Offspring, Social Distortion, Rise Against, Volbeat, Machine Gun Kelly, Mastodon, Gojira, SEETHER, Parkway Drive, and many more. A special first time ever Thursday night date, presented by Jack Daniels, is headlined by Limp Bizkit and also hosts Parkway Drive, Testament, Hatebreed, Exodus, Knocked Loose and Fit For a King. Brought to you by Danny wimmer Presents, the West Coast’s Biggest Rock Festival–to Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA on October 7, 8, 9 and 10. Passes are on sale now at the link below and you can watch a special trailer video now.
Metallica has shared a new live performance video of their Metallica (“The Black Album”) cut “Of Wolf and Man” from their headline set at Milton Keynes Bowl in the UK in 1993. Metallica will celebrate 30 years of Metallica this so this may be a tease of a larger rollout that celebrates the biggest selling rock or metal album of all time. According to published reports last year, “The Black Album” still sells thousands of physical copies weekly and the band surpassed One Billion in streams in 2020.
As previously announced, Bandcamp has been an amazing resource for bands and solo artists, labels, and fans during the pandemic. By waiving fees for bands one Friday, every month, for 2020 since the coronavirus (COIVISD-19) pandemic began. The relief dates have paid out over $75 million dollars to bands while taking no fees, encouraging fans to spend more on the platform, as bands seek relief. 800,000 fans have bought music on Bandcamp Fridays in 2020. Bandcamp has now announced additional Friday events for 2021. February 5th, was the first this year. Today is the next, and for now, final Bandcamp Friday of 2021. The additional relief days do not include artist subscription payments or vinyl pressing campaign pledges. For more information on Bandcamp’s revenue share, please see its Fair Trade Music Policy. However, this is an amazing gift to bands and a great day for fans to load up and support bands if you can. Continue reading →
Juno nominated singer/Songwriter Lindsay Schoolcraft (Antiqva) has announced the launch of her official Patreon in order to better connect and engage with her fans. The Patreon will be used to give Exclusive Songs, Live Performances, Monthly Hang Outs, and videos documenting the creative process. Fans will also get to vote on what song she works on next and have a say in helping aid along the creative process, essentially contributing to Lindsay’s next album. Schoolcraft has run several successful crowdfunding campaigns and collaborated with her fanbase on campaigns in the past for merch, and asked them to weigh in on other key facets of her process. in the past, and this is the next chapter in that journey. Continue reading →
According to reports from Deadline and Blabbermouth.net, the family of late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell’s widow Vicky Cornell, his children that are minors, and his doctor have reached a confidential settlement in a lawsuit in which she accused the physician of over-prescribing drugs that eventually caused the singer to commit suicide.
Legendary Grindcore and Deathmetal band Lock Up has dropped their first new song “Inside Cthulu’s Eye.” The track hails the return of classic vocalist Tomas Lindberg of At The Gates, as well as makes the debut of Pig Destroyer/Misery Index drummer Adam Jarvis to the line-up (replacing Nick Barker). Kevin Sharp (Venomous Concept, ex-Brutal Truth) remains in the group as a co-vocalist with Lindberg, and sess Sharp lend some sick backing screams. Check out the brutal new track now!
Rock supergroup The Dead Daisies have shared a music video for their latest single, “Like No Other”. The animated clip was created by Creative Works London using Epic Games’ Unreal Engine, the software that provides tools for game developers. Watch the3 clip now!
C2 is a new podcast series from the minds of Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), Cori Westbrook (Metal injection) and now Publicist and JournalistHolly Royale focusing on helping bands with their music marketing, sales, and promotion. In episode #39 of the podcast, Curtis, and Cori, chat with Todd Severin, the owner of the great label Ripple Music.Continue reading →
Nine Inch Nails dropped a new single today – “Isn’t Everyone” a collaboration with LA artist HEALTH, on all DSPs. Both bands produced the single, which got mixed by Atticus Ross. The song is equal parts the sonics and vocals of both groups. Listen now:
Following their May Day special release single, coupled with sample of the (Russian translated) French anthem, “L’Internationale,” Rise Against has shared “The Numbers,” from the band’s upcoming album, Nowhere Generation, due out June 4th (Loma Vista Records). Accompanying the release is a defiant visual, encapsulating the spirit of “L’Internationale,” a song that has been an anthem for working people since the late nineteenth century.