Earlier today, Dave Mustaine of Megadeth hosted his weekly Gimme Metal Radio show and dropped the news that dismissed bassist David Ellefson will not appear on the album. He said the album was nearly completed, and Ellefson’s replacement would come to Nashville and replace Ellefson’s track completely. They are close to announcing that person who Mustaine says “ is a stellar bass player.” Ellefson, dismissed in the wake of a sex scandal, was the longest-tenured member of the band besides Mustaine who founded the band and is pursuing a “revenge porn” lawsuit. Listen to Mustaine’s comments below.
Perennial pranksters and Rock n Roll Hall of Famers Foo Fighters will release a Bee Gees covers album, under the moniker Dee Gees for Records Store Day Drop #2 on July 17th, 2021. Hail Satin – a limited edition vinyl album packaged era-appropriately in a dazzling rainbow mylar sleeve, the album promised to be a party album for summertime. Recorded at Foo Fighters’ 606 studios, Side A features faithful renditions of five Bee Gees tracks “You Should Be Dancing,” Night Fever,” “Tragedy” and “More Than A Woman” + Andy Gibb’s “Shadow Dancing. Side B contains live at 606 renditions of roughly half of their new album, Medicine At Midnight.
TesseracT invited fans to join them in P O R T A L S last winter, an ambitious concept created to offer an escape in a time of isolation. Set to a screenplay the band created, they performed highlights By taking their most daring steps as a creative force, the band offered the viewer a completely new and unique experience. TesseracT performed songs spanning their entire catalogue. Highlights included “Nocturne” off their 2010 debut EP, Concealing Fate, and continued with “Eden” (One, 2011), “Of Matter” (Altered State, 2013), “Tourniquet” (Polaris, 2015), and “King” (Sonder, 2018), with the whole performance capturing 14 songs over 2+ hours. The band and their label Kscope will release this performance/hi-art concept film and soundtrack will be issued on an array of formats including Blu-Ray, Triple LP soundtrack, and as a limited edition deluxe 4-disc book edition on August 27. Watch the trailer now!
Genre smashing progressive metal band Jinjer will release their new album Wallflowers, on August 27, 2021 via Napalm Records. The band dropped their explosive first single and video “Vortex” which you can watch now. Pre-orders are also live in an array of bundles as well as a pre-save for streaming platforms.
Charlotte, North Carolina rockers Tyger has shared a new single and video for their new track “Revival of the Wicked!” The baddass anthemic song has that classic 1980s swagger from when all the pants were always leather, the riffs were always tasty, everyone always looked good, and the Jack was always flowing! The track is available to purchase and at streaming tomorrow, June, 18th 2021, but you can watch the clip here right now!
Devastating news as the Black Deer Festival, which had rebounded from the COVID -19 cancelation to sell 15,000+ tickets for the fest scheduled to take palace next weekend. Now the organizers behind the UK’s ‘Best New Festival’ have released a statement expressing their “devastation” to their ticket holders after the government extended lockdown restrictions for four weeks yesterday. Explaining that they “can’t quite put into words how we are feeling right now”. The 25-27th of June was unable to meet the government’s capacity requirements which remained capped at 4000. Continue reading
Atmospheric genre mashers postcards from new zealand will release their new album City Islands from Mandrone Records on July 2nd, 2021. Emotive soundscapes and mind-bending electronics give a vastness and depth to the songwriting that sucks you in and doesn’t let go. This makes pfnz one of the more distinctive groups we have heard in 2021. We’re bringing you the new single and video for the track “tortuous unwindings.” It’s definitely one of the signature tracks from city islands, so check it out right now! Continue reading
Chelsea Wolfe has remixed Divide and Dissolve’s track “Far From Ideal.” No stranger to remixes or blending elements of industrial music and ambient sounds, Wolfe’s remix is intense and impacting. The song and the accompanying video, shot, edited, and Directed by Amber Beaton is dedicated to indigenous people and their protection. Watch the clip and stream the song now on all DSPs.
Get ready to rock! Brought to you by the minds behind the Monsters of Rock Cruise, Monsters on the Mountain brings together the best names in classic 1980s hard rock and hair metal! Taking place this October 15th-17th at the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge (2986 Teaster Lane, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863) in Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains, a huge lineup of bands from Tesla, Vince Neil of Motley Crüe, Night Ranger, Winger, Kix, Slaughter, Firehouse, Eclipse, Pat Travers, Bulletboys, Vixen, Kingdom Come, Lynch Mob, Rhino Bucket, Liliac, Native Sons, Gilby Clark, John Corabi, Anthony Corder, Mark Evans, Randy Hansen, and Jeff Scott Soto & Jason Bieler, plus a surprise or two to be announced will perform. Serving as official event hosts are Eddie Trunk (VH1, SiriusXM) and comedians Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine (former hosts of VH1 Classic’s hit TV show, “That Metal Show”). Plus, SiriusXM’s Boneyard and Hair Nation are certain to keep the party going. Tickets are on sale now at the link below!
With the world finally opening back up, I think everyone is super excited to get back to the “regular” normal as opposed to the “new” normal. I know as a musician myself it’s been hell with no-shows to go with new albums. They have always gone hand-in-hand of course. A band releases a new cut then we all start looking for the tour dates to be announced, to see how far of a drive it’s going to be to see said show. Of course, Covid changed all that, forcing us all to accept the aforementioned “new” normal. Now I for one was super stoked to get to do a review on a new band with anticipation of catching the band on a tour this summer. So, let’s get to it.