PODCAST: Episode 121: Gina Gleason of Baroness Talks Livestreaming and Writing New Music

We caught up with Gina Gleason of Baroness to discuss their upcoming Gold & Grey full album Livestream event on September 10th, 2020 (buy tickets here), and a bunch of other stuff in the Baroness universe. She chatted about how she and the band have been coping under lockdown with no touring, how her town of Philadelphia is fairing with the virus and protests, her thoughts on live streaming and the success of some bands such as Code Orange, how the band writes together, the depth of Gold & Grey (Abraxan Hymns), why that album lends itself to a full album performance, how much new material the band has been working on during this time, the influence of Pink Floyd‘s Live At Pompei film had on the album, the need for artists spaces live Culture Lab LIC at The Plaxall Gallery, her covers jams with Two Minutes To Late Night, and much more. Buy Gold & Grey here and check out our chat. Continue reading

NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: September 4th New Music Releases

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Code Orange to Release New Digital Album – “Under the Skin”

Modern Hardcore Metal leaders Code Orange have announced that they will release Under The Skin, a new digital album this Friday, September 4th.  The album officially captures and chronicles Code Orange’s full band stripped-down “UNDER THE SKIN” livestream with enhanced audio [full tracklist below].  Conceptually akin to classic MTV Unplugged performances, but with digital twists and turns,  Code Orange originally transmitted “UNDER THE SKIN” around the world live via Twitch from Pittsburgh, PA earlier this summer.  UNDER THE SKIN also includes a striking rendition of the Alice In Chains classic “Down In A Hole,” which is now available on the band’s YouTube channel with performance footage shot and edited by Sunny Singh of hate5six. Furthermore, the band has launched limited-edition UNDER THE SKIN merch including a DVD of the performance available for pre-order today at the link below.

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Rising Metal Legend and Power Trip Vocalist Riley Gale Dies, Fellow Rockers Mourn

Terrible news for the music world as published reports announced that Power Trip frontman Riley Gale, has passed away. He was 34 (UPDATE: Riley’s age was originally said to be 35, and we have edited this story). Power Trip ascended to the new wave of American Metal, combining Crossover Thrash and Hardcore, partly on the strength of Riley’s incredible performances, brilliant politically-minded lyrics, and killer style. No cause of death has been revealed and according to a statement from the band, funeral and visitation arrangements are pending. Riley was a brilliant talent and mind, and he will be missed. Many leaders of the music world paid respect from Ice-T of Body Count, Lamb of God, Code Orange, Slipknot, Hatebreed, Jesus Piece, Anthrax, Thursday, Thrice, Machine Head, Creeping Death and more you can read below. Even Fox News, once a source of ire from Riley, had to pay respect! We interviewed him a few years back and he was awesome. The band has been one of the best in the world live in a short period of time. Riley’s family released a statement via social media which you can read below and you can read the many condolences of fellow peers. RIP Riley. 

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Alice In Chains Will Release a Deluxe “Facelift” 30th Anniversary Edition Deluxe Box Set

Alice In Chains saw their stellar 1990 debut album Facelift turned 30 today, August 21st. The band themselves will be honoring the outing with a thirty-day look back at the album which will eventually culminate in a deluxe 30th-anniversary edition deluxe box set for the record. The band commented: Continue reading

Riki Rachtman to Host Code Orange’s “Mudbangers Ball” Livestream on MudTV

As we previously reported, Code Orange will host a new livestream event for fans on July 30th. In a collaborative announcement teaser, Riki Rachtman, the host of the 1990s edition of the Headbangers Ball, Riki will host the Code Orange event MudTV.  The band and Riki dropped a teaser, which Riki then explained further on his YouTube channel. According to Riki Code Orange will perform a career-spanning “unplugged” set, and Riki will host, introducing videos and the band. He will introduce a video playlist curated by Code Orange and will feature “a popular band” from France, which we are guessing means Code Orange’s labelmates at Roadrunner Records, Gojira. If figures that other modern and classic bands may factor into the playlist too. Riki will be live in the studio with the band, as he rides to Pittsburgh as part of his Riki’s Ride annual charity event, #RikisRide20. You can get info on the stream below, and follow Riki at this link here.  Continue reading

Slipknot Rebrands Knotfest.com Launches As a New Global Content Destination 

Slipknot has reinvented its flagship site Knotfest.com website as a new global content destination, showcasing art, music, culture & media for the rock & metal community. It will come to fans directly from artists and leading genre content creators. The have announced new exclusive shows, including the Electric Theater interview series, hosted by M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan. To celebrate the launch in explosive fashion and marking what would have been the kick-off weekend of the highly anticipated Knotfest Roadshow US tour, Knotfest.com will be hosting an exclusive Knotfest Roadshow streaming event this Friday, May 29th at 3pm PDT. Interviews with Interviews from Slipknot, Underoath and Code Orange.

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High Priestess, Cirith Ungol, Fit For An Autopsy, Cloak and Allegaeon Top the Gimme Radio Weekly Charts

Gimme Radio has published its top ten Gimme Metal chart for the week ending May 8th, and it is led by High Priestess, Cirith Ungol, Fit For An Autopsy, Cloak and Allegaeon. Other top ten bands include Havok, Icon of Phobos, Elder Druid, The Black Dahlia Murder, and Code Orange. Each week Gimme Radio publishes its Gimme Metal chart listing the top 40 tracks played on the station for the week. Already the best metal discovery service online, the Gimme Metal chart is a powerful tool for listeners, labels, and artists for staying up to date on the best new metal released by established greats and up-and-coming underdogs, all handpicked by Gimme’s knowledgeable DJ roster and editorial team. Continue reading

Hellfest 2020 is Officially Canceled, 2021 Fest Announced

Faith No More in Boston, by Meg Loyal Photography

Crushing news for the summer festival season in Europe, as France’s legendary Hellfest, has been canceled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The festival announced today it was unable to host the festival, which takes place in Clisson, France, outside of Paris. Hellfest 2021 is already announced for next summer. The 2020 edition was to have had Faith No More, and Down will be joined by Deftones, System Of A Down, Incubus, Korn, Mastodon, Opeth, Deep Purple, Judas Priest, The Offspring, Infectious Grooves, The Darkness, Obituary, Death DTA (the Death tribute featuring members of Death), At The Gates, Entombed AD, Sacred Reich, Devin Townsend, Meshuggah, The Black Dahlia Murder, Dying Fetus, Misery Index, Mayhem, Abbath, Rotting Christ, Primordial, The Great Old Ones, Wardruna, The Hu, Taake, Watain, Alcest, Borknagar, Gaahl’s Wyrd, Electric Wizard, Baroness, Om, Witchcraft, Black Mountain, Elder, ASG, Envy, Mono, John Garcia & the Band of Gold, High On Fire, Pelican, Killing Joke, Perturbator, Life of Agony, 3TEETH, Inter Arma, Body Count, Suicidal Tendencies, Youth of Today, Slapshot, Jesus Piece, Higher Power, Social Distortion, Anti-Flag, Agnostic Front, Reverend Horton Heat, Grade 2, Code Orange, and more. Dumb and Dumbest Podcast had an episode dedicated to the fest last summer. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Code Orange – Underneath

It’s a fascinating time to be in the Code Orange camp. It’s been a little over three years since the bruising Forever stormed the Metallic Hardcore gates and they’re finally releasing the proper follow-up, Underneath (Roadrunner) to a hungry world. And the hype is certainly a factor. Continue reading