Dumb and Dumbest Episode #511: SCAM WEEK – Identifying Scammers

SCAM WEEK CONTINUES! Matt and Curtis explain how to spot scammers in the music industry and the difference between being dissatisfied and taken advantage of. Dumb and Dumbest Episode #511 is streaming now and is all about Identifying Scammers. The podcast is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), and Music Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR).

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Dino Cazares Shares a Playthrough of New Fear Factory Music

Fear Factory, by Melina D Photography

According to a report by Metalsucks, Dino Cazares has posted a snippet of him playing new Fear Facotry riffs over on his Twitter account. Cazares has been posting a lot on Twitter to stay in touch with his fans, while he presses forward on the new Fear Factory album, tentatively titled Regenerate and due out in 2021 from Nuclear Blast Records. No word yet from the guitar legend how the progress goes on replacing Burton C. Bell, who announced his departure from the group after thirty years last month. 

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Rob Zombie Teases New Song, with A Long Complicated Name

Rob Zombie has begun teasing a new single due out this week. The title will be “The Triumph of King Freak: a crypt of preservation and superstition” and will be his first new solo RZ song in four years. Both Rob and guitarist John 5 have said it will be “the best record” of zombie’s career in separate interviews, with john 5 calling it both “heavy” and diverse”. The album will release from his new label, Nuclear Blast, as he has spent much of his solo career at Universal Music Group, after starting his early career with White Zombie on the legendary Geffen Records. 

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Atreyu Announce “Carry The Fire” Livestreams

Metalcore originators Atreyu have announced their “Carry the Fire” livestreams. The first stream will be a greatest hits set that takes place on Friday, November 20th. The second stream will find the band playing their classic 2007’s Lead Sails Paper Anchor in full and takes place on Friday, December 4th. There will be exclusive merch bundles and virtual meet & greets avails, as well as a separate Q+A. These will be the first shows ever with Brandon Saller exclusively as the lead vocalist. The band are working on their eighth album, which will be produced by John “Feldy” Feldman and will be released via Spinefarm Records. Their recent single “Save Us” will appear on the record.

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Watch the Video for the New AC/DC Single – “Shot In The Dark”

 

AC/DC has shared the video to their new single, “Shot In The Dark”!  You can watch the clip below. The song is the first single from the band’s long-awaited comeback album PWR/UP! Stream the single and pre-order the album now at the links below. The follow-up to 2014’s Rock Or Bust, features AC/DC’s 2020 lineup of Brian Johnson (vocals), Phil Rudd (drums), Cliff Williams (bass), Angus Young (guitar), and Stevie Young (guitar). Be on the look out for a review of the album from Ghost Cult soon.

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Eddie Van Halen Will Be Honored by The Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Next Month


According to Cleveland.com and reported by Blabbermouth.net, Eddie Van Halen will receive a short on-air tribute as part of Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame’s 2020 Induction Ceremony Special. The plan is for “multiple guitar gods paying homage to the Van Halen guitarist,” to be included in the Rock Hall special’s in memoriam section, which also honors other rock and roll legends who have passed away since the last ceremony. Continue reading

Gruesome Drummer Gus Rios Hospitalized with Coronavirus

 

As first reported by Sick Drummer on social media, Gruesome drummer Gus Rios has been admitted to a Florida hospital after testing positive for coronavirus. Gus updated fans over social media and seems upbeat and positive he will beat this virus that as of today has killed 220,000+ Americans. We are big fans of Gus, the masterful Death metal drummer of many past bands, producer, and writer, who has two releases this year. He played on the Exhumed/Gruesome split and also wrote, produced, and performed on the excellent, but underrated Liquid Death album, Greatest Hates earlier in the year! Get well soon Gus! 

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Rob Zombie Will Release a New Song, Due Out Next Week

It looks like we will finally hear new Rob Zombie music next week, according to a post from the monster man himself. Zombie posted to his social that a new song would arrive on October 30th! Both Rob and guitarist John 5 have said it will be “the best record” of zombie’s career in separate interviews, with john 5 calling it both “heavy” and diverse”. The album will release from his new label, Nuclear Blast, as he has spent much of his solo career at Universal Music Group, after starting his early career with White Zombie on the legendary Geffen Records. 

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Listen to Sepultura Cover Classic Soft Cell 1980s Hit “Tainted Love”

Thrash metal legends Sepultura have released a new single, a cover of Soft Cell’s 1980s  “Tainted Love” for the Brazilian TV series “Desalma”. The track was produced by Rafael Ramos, who also mixed it with Jorge Guerreiro at Studio Tambor in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The recording was mastered by Justin Shurtz at Sterling Sound Studios in New York. “Tainted Love’ was originally a soul song from the 1960’s and covered by Soft Cell and sold millions. It has been covered a bunch by other bands, most notably Marilyn Manson

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GIMME METAL Announces Guest DJ Specials with Rivers Of Nihil, Armored Saint, Trivium, Enslaved and Ghost Cult!!! 

 

Gimme Metal has been killing it this year by not only bringing you round the clock metal music on their FREE app on two simultaneous channels, but they have helped out a lot of bands affected by the pandemic with feature episodes and specials hosted by the bands themselves. Every week they publish their new list of upcoming guests and theory top 40- metal charts based on their listenership. Guest DJ Specials coming soon include Rivers Of Nihil, Armored Saint, Trivium, Enslaved, and Ghost Cult! That’s right! Our own Chief Editor Keefy will host a two hour special on Thursday, November 5th at 11 AM EST with our own curated playlist of awesome metal tracks from across Death Metal, Stoner Doom, Prog, Thrash, Viking, Dark Folk, Black metal, and more! Sign up for FREE and tune in today! Continue reading