Spirit Adrift Drops New Single “Harmony of the Spheres”, New Album Due This Fall

Stoner Doom and Heavy Metal leaders Spirit Adrift have shared a new single,  “Harmony of the Spheres”, the first track from their upcoming Enlightened In Eternity, due this fall via 20 Buck Spin in North America (on Century Media in the rest of the world). Preorder directly from 20 Buck Spin and on Bandcamp. Listen to the track now and watch this visualizer! Continue reading

Deftones Tease New Album On Social Media, New Mailing List

As reported by our pals over at MetalInsider.net, Deftones have begun a cryptic tease for their new album due this fall. The band is due to release both a brand new album and a 20th-anniversary edition and remix album of their classic White Pony, dubbed Black Pony, which this may very well be. All of their social headers and profile images have gone “black” and they shared a new email sign up on their website that has a hint of their new album artwork. As MI speculated, the web address for the signup has deftones0925 in it, perhaps meaning that new Deftones music is imminent and the album may drop September 25th. The band has said recently in interviews the album was completed earlier in the year and they were hoping for a summer release but delayed to this fall. The band was also been announced for Download 2021 in the UK next summer. 

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Vile Creature Launches New Livestream Series

Epic Doom Metal band Vile Creature have launched a new livestream series and fully immersive interactive experience last night. If you missed the debut last night, the band will be in residency for the next few weeks and had the video of a choose your own adventure book mixed with heavy music. It was brilliant. There’s a suggested donation of $7, but no one will be turned away. There was also exclusive merch and new variants of their recent release, the excellent Glory, Glory! Apathy Took Helm!, out now via Prosthetic Records. See you cats next Friday! Continue reading

Quiet Riot’s Frankie Banali Returns Home After Suffering a Stroke

Hard rock legend Frankie Banali of Quiet Riot is recovering at home after recently suffering a stroke. Banali, who has been battling stage IV pancreatic cancer for the past 16 months, gave an update on his health in a social media post last night (Friday, August 14). He wrote: “Update: I spent the last three weeks in the hospital. Home now. Had two blood transfusions. I also had a stroke while there. I am rehabbing at home. Thank you for your concern and well wishes.” Continue reading

Heavy Rock Legend Pete Way of UFO, Waysted Dies, Rockers React


Pete Way, best known as the bassist of UFO, Waysted, Fastway, The Pete Way Band  and more has died. He was just 69 years old. Pete sustained life-threatening injuries in an accident two months ago but fought hard until finally succumbing to those injuries at 11.35 a.m. BST today (Friday, August 14). His wife, Jenny, was at his side. Way had dealt with a number of health issues in recent years. In 2016, he suffered a heart attack, two years after he was given the all-clear following a battle with prostate cancer with which he was diagnosed in 2013. Way was diagnosed during a routine check on his liver, which had been damaged over the years through hepatitis. The abdominal scan picked up the tumor on his prostate gland.

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Hatebreed Launches “Live for This Lager” with  Witchdoctor Brewing 

Hardcore/metal legends Hatebreed have teamed up with Witchdoctor Brewing Company to launch “Live For This” lager under the band’s new Breedbrew brand. The lager is named after the Grammy-nominated song from the band’s 2003’s album The Rise of Brutality. Hatebreed offered their own draft beer at their sold-out 25th Anniversary show in New Haven, CT last year. Now, they are bringing a new draft brew to their home state friends and fans. The band and the brewery have also partnered for a monthly schedule of events that will be socially distanced and safe as well as a canned version of the beer to be released in the coming months.  The first event is set for  Sunday, August 23 from 1-4PM ET. Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest Episode #468: Swallow The Bitter Pill

Matt and Keefy team up to explain why it is called the “music business” and not the “music friendship.” Dumb and Dumbest #468 is streaming now and it’s all about Swallowing The Bitter Pill! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), Music Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), and Social Media expert and Ghost Cult Owner, Keith Chachkes (BDWE Media). Join our free music marketing Q & A Zoom call on August 19th! Sign up here. https://mailchi.mp/34ea13d6533a/x86dpnjva8
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Listen to Halestorm Cover Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You”, New EP Out Now!

Halestorm, ft. frontwoman Lzzy Hale have a new EP out today, Reimagined, (Atlantic Records) which features b-sides and covers. Listen to them cover “I Will Always Love You”, the love ballad made famous by Whitney Houston and Dolly Parton, right now!. The EP also features EVANESCENCE’s Amy Lee on a new version of the track “ Break In”.  Continue reading

North Kingsley (ft. Shavo Odadjian) Drops New Video for “Die For the Pic” Debut Release Out Now!

System Of A Down creative visionary and founder of premium lifestyle brand 22 Red, Shavo Odadjian has today officially launched North Kingsley, his long-awaited and hotly anticipated new musical collaboration with producer, Saro Paparian and lyricist/vocalist Ray Hawthorne. The band just dropped their new video today for “Die For The Pic” from their debut release, Vol. 1, out today. News on Vol. 2 is coming soon! Watch the clip here. Continue reading

Watch a Teaser Trailer for the New Documentary About  Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy

Coming This Fall, “Phil Lynott: Songs For While I’m Away”, a documentary about the life and work of Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy, has released a teaser trailer. award-winning Irish filmmaker Emer Reynolds and was produced by Universal Music’s Globe Production with backing from Screen Ireland. It is produced by Alan Maher and John Wallace for Cowtown Pictures and Peter Worsley for Eagle Rock Films. The film includes will include interviews with Thin Lizzy‘s Eric Bell, Scott Gorham, Darren Wharton, U2’s Adam Clayton, Suzi Quatro, Huey Lewis, Metallica’s James Hetfield and Ultravox’s Midge Ure. The full trailer will be made available on August 20. Watch it now! 

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