As we have been saying Charlie Benante has been killing it in quarantine, teaming up with many of his famous metal musician friends to play covers from quarantine. Now he has again reteamed with featuring Mike Patton (Faith No More, Dead Cross, Mr. Bungle) and they have done their classic song ‘Speak English or Die’, recast as ‘Speak Spanish or Die’. Mr. Bungle, fronted by Patton, played the song on tour this February. Last month S.O.D., which includes Benante, his Anthrax bandmate Scott Ian, and Dan Lilker, teamed up for renditions of ‘March Of The S.O.D.’ and ‘Chromatic Death’. Patton makes an appearance in the accompanying video as “The Lonely Rager,” complete with a cowboy hat and bandana mask. Watch it now!
Deftones, even at their best, have been a band of dichotomies. That is what makes them a special band in the history of heavy music: opposing forces pulling and pushing them apart and back again. They may have been coming apart at the seams in the run-up to making Diamond Eyes (Reprise), and you couldn’t blame them. If you follow the band closely, you know the history. The band was nearly done tracking their highly anticipated album Eros in the fall of 2008, when founding bassist Chi Cheng was in a car wreck, on his way home from a funeral. Chi was left in a vegetative state, and the band was in shock. As Chi fought for his life (he passed in 2013, RIP), the band was left wondering what to do. They wanted to make music, but the experience with their best friend caused them to shelve Eros, never to be heard (almost never). When they came back together, the results were unexpected and wild. Continue reading
The highly anticipated pair of concerts from System Of A Down, Korn, and Faith No More next Month at Los Angeles’ Banc of California Stadium has been postponed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. No new dates have been revealed for the shows which were to have taken place May 22nd and 23rd. Helmet And Russian Circles were also to have appeared on the bill, as well as the tour to follow with Korn and Faith No More. No announcement has been made at this time about those shows. Continue reading
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
Talking Book, the San Francisco-based experimental trio which features Faith No More’s Bill Gould with Gigante Sound co-founders Jared Blum (Vulcanus 68, Vision Heat) and Dominic Cramp (Borful Tang, Lord Tang), have shared a second track and video from their upcoming album, Talking Book II, debuting a video for ‘Blood Aurora/Thermal Drift’ via I Heart Noise! New Zealand director Shaun Garea created the clip, with several other videographers and directors generously providing their material to make this video possible. Check it out! Continue reading
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Faith No More has announced they have rescheduled their arena tour dates for Australia, scheduled to take place this May, to 2021. New dates are set to happen in February and March 2021 due to coronavirus concerns and subsequent restrictions on mass gatherings. Tickets purchased for the previously planned shows will be valid for new dates, however, refunds will be available from Ticketek if you’re unable to make the new dates work. The rescheduled tour will see Melbourne post-punk faves RVG open, as per the previously planned dates. These shows will mark FNM’s first Australian headline tour in over 23 years, with the last being back in 1997. Since then, they’ve only returned for festival slots – most recently for Soundwave 2015, promoting Sol Invictus (Ipecac).
Korn and Faith No More are joining forces for a co-headline tour this summer! The bands will be supported by special guests Scars on Broadway, Helmet, Spotlights, and `68 on select dates. Produced by Live Nation, the coast-to-coast 26-city outing will kick off Aug. 7 in Denver, Colo. and make stops in Irvine, Phoenix, Dallas, Brooklyn, Toronto and more, before wrapping up with a performance at St. Louis’ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre on Sept. 17. Citi is the official presale credit card of the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 12:00PM local time until Thursday, Feb. 20 at 10PM local time through Citi EntertainmentSM. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, Feb. 21 at 10AM local time at the link below. Continue reading
Due to overwhelming demand, a second stadium show has been added to the System of A Down, Korn, Faith No More, Helmet, and Russian Circlesconcert of “Galactic Proportions”. The concerts will take place at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles, May 22nd and 23rd. The presale is live now and the public on-sale takes place for both this Friday on February 7th. Watch the teaser now!
Due to overwhelming demand, we’re taking over Banc of California Stadium both Friday, 5/22 and Saturday, 5/23. General on-sale for each night: Tomorrow, 2/7, at 10AM PT. https://t.co/HeUhiLu71K. pic.twitter.com/xPj7WkjvUb
— System Of A Down (@systemofadown) February 6, 2020
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Welp, the truth is out there. System of A Down, Korn, Faith No More, Helmet, and Russian Circles will take part in a one-off concert of “Galactic Proportions” according to a video the band shared. The concert will take place at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles, May 22nd. The presale is live now and the public on-sale takes place this Friday on February 7th. Watch the teaser now! Continue reading