A lot of you folks want to do collaborations. This is great. They are an awesome, proven way to grow your band. The issue is that most folks have no clue how to identify who to do this with. I wanted to talk some time to help you to better understand how to find people for collaborations.
Texas Groove Metal Masters Pissing Razors will drop a new single this Friday, January 22nd 2021. They will also drop an accompanying video and new merch as well. The band has been updating fans for some time over their socials with teases of new content. They released two new singles in 2019, and in 2020 they released a new version of their classic 1996 debut album, Psycho Punko Metal Groove. A new full-length or ep from the band will be their first since 2003’s album Evolution.
Beloved DIY Metal venue The Crobar closed in 2020 as a result of the pandemic, it displaced staff, caused a void in the scene, and activated fans and bands all over the world. Ghost Cult had covered many gigs there in our history. The crowdfunding campaign to save the venue and reopen the bar has reached its halfway mark at £40,000, collaborating with the #SaveOurVenues, #WeMakeEvents, #SaveSoho and #LetTheMusicPlay social and community movements. Now a new documentary about Crobar, Music When the Lights Go Out, will debut on Wednesday 27th, January, at 8 PM. Watch the trailer right now!
According to a new report by Metal Injection, Fear Factory’s long-awaited new album, and final release with vocalistBurton C. Bell, is due out sometime this spring. According to guitarist Dino Cazares joined Death Angel’s Ted Aguilar for an interview and said the new album should be out within the next “two or three months”. A single from the album is also expected soon. Dino recently shared some riffs off of the album via a playthrough/teaser.
Music industry mogul and bassist for Ozzy Osbourne, Rob “Blasko Nicholson has joined Stoner Doom label Ripple Music as the new Executive Vice President of A&R/Special Projects! Blasko already works with Clutch, High on Fire, and Black Label Society, Liquid Death 100% Mountain Spring Water (Editor’s notes: Ghost Cult is an affiliate) and more. He has already signed hia first band to the label and more news is coming soon!
Times of Grace, the Rock and Metalcore project from Jesse Leach and Adam D of Killswitch Engage is celebrating ten years since the release of their debut album, Hymn of The Broken Man, today on January 18th, 2021. The band shared a video message with fans to mark the occasion. The also updated their social media profiles with a graphic touting a new album and featuring possible artwork. Check it out!
Legendary Rap Metal activists Rage Against The Machine have responded to the insurgency attack on the United States Capitol with a new documentary film. Killing In The Name is directed by The Ummah Chroma, the film details white privilege in the prism of these events, and how differently these insurgents inthe capitol were treated than African American protesters in recent times. Watch the documentary now, at RATM’S YouTube channel.
Despite the global pandemic destroying the livelihoods of millions of musicians and crew, the UK has rejected a proposal to allow artists to perform without paying the typically high work Visa fees. According to a report from The Independent. the policy is a direct result of Brexit and new policies springing up as a result. Many in the beleaguered music industry has fired back is calling this a “devastating blow” of them requiring permits.
Iced Earth leader Jon Schaffer, who has been on The FBI’s 10 Most Wanted list, has been arrested for his role in the riot and insurrection at The US Capitol, on January 6th, 2021. According to a report by Metal Sucks, Schaffer turned himself into authorities around 3 p.m. Sunday (January 17), Chris Bavender, public affairs specialist for the FBI Indianapolis Field Office, said. He resides in Columbus, Indiana. The FBI Indianapolis Field Office released the following statement regarding Schaffer’s arrest:
Linkin Park has shared a live performance video of the band performing their very first hit song “One Step Closer” on Television on January 16, 2001 on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. The band recently celebrated their debut album Hybrid Theory(Reprise Records), with Hybrid Theory: 20th Anniversary Edition. Watch the clip below.