If a change is as good as a rest, is a rest as good as a change? It has been over five years since the undistinguished Afraid of Heights (Warner Music) and over two years since the first single from this album, ‘Forgiveness I + II’. While delays could be justifiable and chalked up to the pandemic, the question is, on their sixth album and first for Spinefarm, are Canadian punk troupe Billy Talent facing their own Crisis of Faith and confidence?
Renowned Photographer Dustin Rabin has announced the release of an installment of user friendly Billy Talent ebooks. Derived from Rabin’s archives of photos of the band, the initial volume, “Photographs 2002 – 2005” covers the early years of the popular Canadian rockers. You can purchase Dustin Rabin’s Billy Talent Ebook here:
Candian rockers Billy Talent will release the new chapter in their webseries: Forgiveness Chapter III today, April, 9th, at 4:45PM GMT! The premiere will be followed by a Q + A with the band. The multi-part short film was shot by award-winning Canadian director Michael Maxxis, the film stars UFC fightersRose Namajunas and Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. This marks the third episode of the series and features music from the band’s multi-week #1 hit single “Reckless Paradise.” Join lead singer Ben Kowalewicz and drummer Jordan Hastings for the chat and click here to get a reminder when the episode goes live. Continue reading →
Slam Dunk Festival North and South, taking over Leeds and Hatfield in late May have added a slew of new bands to the bill! Mainstage headliner While She Sleeps, with Code Orange, This Wild Life, Doll Skin, Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!, Spunge, A, Popes Of Chillitown, Me First & The Gimme Gimmes, The Suicide Machines have joined the sick lineup that already includes headliners like Sum 41, Don Broco, NOFX, Billy Talent, The Used, Pennywise and many more! VIP tickets are all sold out but general passes are on sale at the link below. Slam Dunk Festival North takes place Saturday 23rd May at Leeds, Temple Newsam and Slam Dunk Festival South takes place Sunday 24th May at Hatfield, Hatfield Park.Continue reading →
Canadian rockers Billy Talent have streamed their new single, their first new song in three years! ‘Forgiveness I + II’ is the first track off of the next release from the band, due for an announcement this week! The track, was produced by Juno Award nominee (Producer of the Year) and Billy Talent guitarist Ian D’Sa in the group’s Toronto studio. Check out the clip with the track now! Continue reading →
With fiery Germans Rammstein readying their seventh studio album for early 2019, guitarist Richard Kruspe has chosen the optimum time to release A Million Degrees (Universal/Spinefarm), his third “solo” record under the Emigrate banner.Continue reading →
Back for an 11th year in a row, Amnesia Rockfest near Quebec, in Montebello Canada will host mega bands such as Blink-182, Rise Against, Jane’s Addiction, Limp Bizkit and Ice Cube among the 125 bands who are slated to perform. Other bands scheduled to appear include Korn, Ontario punks Billy Talent and Sum 41, Bring Me The Horizon, Florida’s A Day To Remember, Lamb of God, Anthrax, Twisted Sister (farewell tour and last show in Canada), Puscifer, NOFX (performing their album Punk In Drublic), The Used (performing their album In Love and Death), At The Drive-In (reunion show), Underoath (reunion show), Blink-182’s Travis Barker (solo show), NOFX’s Fat Mike performing as Cokie The Clown (world-exclusive solo show), Lagwagon (performing their album Hoss), Millencolin, Streetlight Manifesto, Against Me!, Strung Out, Guttermouth, No Use For A Name (special tribute), Leftover Crack, Wizo, Flag, The Adicts, Misfits, Dead Kennedys, Steve Ignorant of Crass, D.O.A., Turbonegro and GG Allin (special tribute), Sepultura, Sodom (first show in Canada in 10 years), D.R.I. (first show in Canada in 20 years), Cannibal Corpse, Korpiklaani, Max & Igor Cavalera Back To ‘Roots’ (performing Sepultura’s Roots album), Corrosion Of Conformity, The Black Dahlia Murder, The Faceless and Poison The Well (reunion show) and many more. Some defunct Quebec bands will temporarily reunite exclusively for Amnesia Rockfest, including Vulgaires Machins, Kermess, Raid, Démence and Yelo Molo. Festival regulars Grimskunk, Despised Icon, The Sainte Catherines (performing Dancing for Decadence), Voivod, Anonymus and BARF will be back this year. In addition, Québec Redneck Bluegrass Project, Bob Bissonnette, Gorguts and WD-40, alt rock legends Ludwig Von 88 (reunion show and only Canadian date) and Les Ramoneurs de Menhirs, Bérurier Noir’s Loran’s group.
Tickets are now on sale at www.amnesiarockfest.com and at Amnesia stores. Once again this year, festival weekend passes will be sold at very reasonable rates: $120 (plus fees and taxes), which comes out to less than a dollar per band! New this year: festival-goers can pay for their order in five instalments. VIP packages are also available.
For the 2016 edition of the festival, the VIP campground will be totally revamped to offer a unique experience to festival-goers. Again this year, several public transit options will be available, as well as an area for RV camping.
Daily lineups have been announced for the 2015 Heavy Montreal Festival, happening August 7-9, 2015 at Parc Jean Drapeau in Montreal, QC.
Friday, August 07th:
Korn (performing their self-titled debut) Alexisonfire Mastodon Meshuggah Lagwagon Extreme Arch Enemy Neurosis Strung Out Periphery Gorguts Fozzy Lofofora Veil Of Maya The Flatliners The Acacia Strain Moneen Obscura After The Burial Cattle Decapitation Nothing More Toyguitar
Saturday, August 08th: Faith No More Iggy Pop NOFX Billy Talent Testament Abbath Gojira Lita Ford Rocket From The Crypt Glassjaw Pentagram Devin Townsend Project Deafheaven Dying Fetus B.A.R.E. Swingin’ utters The Brains The Agonist Masked Intruder Battlecross Slaves On Dope Intervals Dig It Up Mass Murder Messiah
Sunday, August 09th: Slipknot Lamb Of God Bullet For My Valentine Within Temptation Warrant Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg With Andrew W.K. Nuclear Assault Ihsahn Asking Alexandria Dokken Coal Chamber Pig Destroyer Motionless In White Sanctuary Small Brown Bike Insomnium Jasta Upon A Burning Body Anonymus Wilson Omnium Gatherum Dead Tired Sandveiss
The 2015 Heavy Montreal Festival has confirmed their lineup, which will be happening at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal, QC from August 7-9, 2015. For those speculating about who will be on this year’s Summer Slaughter Tour, check out the post below.
Slipknot Faith No More Korn (performing “Korn” in full) Alexisonfire Lamb Of God Iggy Pop NOFX Billy Talent Mastodon Bullet For My Valentine Meshuggah Within Temptation Gojira Testament Arch Enemy Lagwagon Lita Ford Marky Ramone and Andrew W.K. (performing a Ramones set) Warrant Dokken Rocket From The Crypt Asking Alexandria Periphery Deafheaven Coal Chamber Nuclear Assault Dying Fetus Glassjaw Ihsahn Pentagram Gorguts B.A.R.F. Motionless In White Moneen Lofofora Small Brown Bike Pig Destroyer Anonymus The Flatliners The Agonist Fozzy Upon A Burning Body Nothing More Jasta Battlecross Insomnium Slaves On Dope Ominum Gatherum Wilson Dead Tired Toyguitar Intervals Dig It Up