Korn has shared a cover of The Charlie Daniels Band classic “The Devil Went Down To Georgia” Yelawolf exclusively via Bandcamp today at the link below. All proceeds from the track will be donated to Awakening Youth, a nonprofit organization devoted to young people faced with the loss of a parent due to divorce, addiction, death, being surrendered for adoption, or other reasons. Daniels passed away earlier this month at age 83 after suffering a stroke. Recorded during the sessions for the critically acclaimed chart-topping epic The Nothing (Roadrunner), the track honors the late Daniels.
As previously announced, Bandcamp will continue to waive fees for bands one Friday, every month, for the remainder of 2020. The relief dates have paid out millions of dollars to bands while taking no fees, encouraging fans to spend more on the platform that day, as bands seek relief from the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic crisis. 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
Seminal alternative rock/post-hardcore outfit Hum have released a new album, Inlet, their first since 1998’s Downward Is Heavenward on Bandcamp, streaming in its entirety. The new album was enginered by Hum members Matt Talbott and Tim Lash along with James Treichler. Released via Talbot’s own Earth Analog Records, the album is available via various digital platforms with vinyl due out late this summer.
In a story we continue to follow and support here at Ghost Cult, Bandcamp is donation 100% of their share of proceeds of any purchases on their platform today, Juneteenth the observance of the end of slavery in the United States. From midnight to midnight PDT, and every Juneteenth hereafter, for any purchase you make on Bandcamp, they will donate 100% of their share of sales to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, a national organization that has a long history of effectively enacting racial justice and change through litigation, advocacy, and public education. We’re also allocating an additional $30,000 per year to partner with organizations that fight for racial justice and create opportunities for people of color. This was sparked by the recent killings of George Floyd, Tony McDade, Sean Reed, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and the ongoing state-sanctioned violence against black people here and abroad. Thanks, Bandcamp for doing this and you can read their statement they released today here.
A large group of underground heavy music and punk bands have united in solidarity to donate money earned from sales on Bandcamp’s June 5th “free day” (when Bandcamp will not take their cut of sales from bands) to the memory of George Floyd, murdered by a police officer on May 25 in Minneapolis, MN. Forty-one bands will donate their proceeds to the National Bail Fund Network. The group organizes to end all forms of detention, criminalization, and surveillance. The charity uses community bail funds as organizing tools to free people and push to abolish detention. For more information on bail funds, please visit: https://bit.ly/WhyBailFunds To get involved, head to the Bandcamp pages below and buy on Friday, June 5 from 12 – 12 PST! More importantly, you can donate to the National Bail Fund directly here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bailfundscovid. Among the bands participating include Lightning Born, Haunt, Astral Witch, Throne of Iron, Emblem, Obsequiae, Smoulder (we became aware of this initiative from a friend sharing their post), and many more. Please support these bands and this cause if you can! Continue reading
Bandcamp continues to step up to the plate and support great causes. On June 19th (Juneteenth) they will begin a campaign to Support Racial Justice, Equality, and Change. This year and every June 19th hereafter the artist-centric platform will donate 100% of their profits from the sale of music to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund in honor of George Floyd and many black people murdered by police in America. Read their statement below. This Friday, June 5th marks the third day where the platform will donate 100% of their share to bands and artists. Continue reading
Zimbabwe’s one-man Death Metal exports Nuclear Winter has shared a new cover of the 1980s pop classic “Africa” by Toto. This is the follow up to the bands’ recent cover of Haddaway’s “What Is Love?” The song is available as a free download on Bandcamp and you can hear it below. Their new album Stormscapes is out now. Continue reading
As previously announced, Bandcamp will again waive fees for bands this Friday, May 1st 2020. The last relief date paid out upwards of 4 million dollars to bands while taking no fees, encouraging fans to spend more on the platform that day, as bands seek relief from the global pandemic crisis. Now the platform has announced additional relief days on top of this week, on. June 5th and July 3rd. The waivers on May 1, June 5, and July 3 do not include artist subscription payments or vinyl pressing campaign pledges. For more information on Bandcamp’s revenue share, please see our 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
Twitching Tongues has shared a brand new single, a cover of Celtic Frost’s classic ‘Necromantical Screams’, from their album To Mega Therion. The song is streaming on Bandcamp and released from the bands’ archives “for those under quarantine”. Please support this awesome band with your wallet or purse and jam this cover now! Continue reading
Converge has shared a brand new track to help us get through this dark time! ‘Endless Arrow’ is a a new, over 30-minute version of their song ‘Aimless Arrow’, from their 2012 album All We Love We Leave Behind (Epitaph Records). The song was shared as a “pay what you want” option on Bandcamp, so feel free to help this band, who have indicated they are working on new music for a future release.
The band commented:
To keep people entertained in these challenging times, Converge present “Endless Arrow”; A over 30 minute ambient/experimental version of our song “Aimless Arrow” created by Kurt Ballou. This ambient/experimental track is offered as a “Pay What You Want” download.