Shadows Fall is Working on New Music, but Has No Immediate Plans for a New Release

In a new interview with Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed’s podcast The Jasta Show, Brian Fair of Shadows Fall shared a lot of past, present, and future details about the band. Shadows Fall is performing this weekend at Jasta’s rejuvenated Milwaukee Metalfest this weekend. Among the many anecdotes and stories shared by Brian, including previous reunion shows at the Worcester Palladium, Blue Ridge Rock Fest and Furnace Fest, he volunteered that the band is working on “the skeletons” of parts for new songs and promised some new “Shadows Fall music down the road.” Additionally, the band is not currently signed to a label, so Fair said the band will listen to all offers, but also doesn’t yet have a timetable currently for a release. The two-hour conversation is one of the most hilarious and informative Jasta episodes of late, so check it out and read Brian’s comments below.

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Forbidden Reunites With a New Lineup, Set to Perform at Alcatraz Festival 2023


After teasing it for a while on social media, classic Bay Area Thrash band Forbidden has announced a reunion. Forbidden’s lineup now features original guitarist Craig Locicero and bassist Matt Camacho, guitarist Steve Smyth (ex-Testament, ex-Nevermore), drummer Chris Kontos (ex-Machine Head, ex-Testament), and vocalist Norman Skinner (Niviane). Forbidden’s will perform at Belgium’s Alcatraz Metal Festival in August, as their first show back. Past notable members include founding vocalist Russ Anderson, Robb Flynn (part of the Forbidden Evil lineup and release), Gene Hoglan, Paul Bostaph, Tim Calvert (RIP), Glen Avelais, and others. Forbidden’s last album was the excellent Omega Wave in 2010.

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Watch Them Crooked Vultures Play Their First Gig in 12 Years at The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert in London

Rock supergroup Them Crooked Vultures reunited for the first time since 2010 to play a three-song set at the Taylor Hawkins Tribute
Concert at Wembley Stadium in London. The band played one original “Gunman” and two covers. They opened with “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” by
Elton John, and closed with “Long Slow Goodbye” by Queens of The Stone Age.

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Porno For Pyros Are Working on Writing and Recording New Music

Jane’s Addiction, by Meg Loyal Photography

This is not a drill! Following their gigantic comeback at Welcome to Rockville, a headline show in LA and Lollapalooza 2022, Perry Farrel’s (Jane’s Addiction) Porno For Pyros is working on new music and recording it for an as yet unannounced release. This news comes from a social media post from guitarist Peter DiStefano, anda photo of Peter and Perry together!

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The Original Misfits Book Halloween Headline Show in Dallas with Alice Cooper

Hardcore Punk legends The Original Misfits have booked a headline show in Dallas, their only headline show of 2022 at Dos Equis Pavilion in Dallas, Texas for Halloween weekend on Saturday, October 29. The Original Misfits features singer Glenn Danzig and original bassist Jerry Only with Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein on guitar, supported by special guest Alice Cooper and The Distillers. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, August 12 at 10 a.m. at the link below. Misfits will headline Riot Fest 2022, along with My Chemical Romance.

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The Mars Volta Share Their First Single and New Music Video in Over 10 Years – “Blacklight Shine”

Long in the works, the progressive post-hardcore band The Mars Volta has reunited and has shared their comeback single “Blacklight Shine” online, and a corresponding music video. The band’s fans began lining up in Grand Park in Los Angeles, CA this past Sunday to be among the first to hear new music from the long-defunct Texan group. The unique art and music installation – the Voltacube pooped up in Los Angeles on Sunday. This is the band’s first new music in over ten years, since the release of their Noctourniquet, album in 2012. The video was directed by the band’s guitarist/vocalist Omar Rodríguez-López! Stream and purchase the track now and watch the video here! Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Iceburn – Asclepius

Well, that was quite the trip, but in like, a good way. There wasn’t some breakthrough moment of introspective self-discovery or anything of the sort for me but making it through Asclepius (Southern Lord) does feel nice. Where these songs written well ahead of time or were they discovered and jammed out through the recording process? Don’t know and don’t quite care. Iceburn somehow made it work and sound natural.

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The Black Crowes Confirm 2020 Reunion Tour Dates

1990s Blues-Rock revivalists, The Black Crowes have confirmed previous rumours for with an official announcement of their reunion and 2020 tour dates celebrating the 30th anniversary of their 1990 debut album, “Shake Your Money Maker”. The trek will see the band performing the LP in its entirety “plus all the hits.” This morning (Monday, November 11) radio legend Howard Stern, one of The Black Crowes’ earliest supporters, announced the reunion of Chris and Rich Robinson, who will tour as The Black Crowes once again, playing the iconic record start to finish. The tour starts on June 17 in Austin, Texas and ends on September 19 in Los Angeles, California. Chris and Rich will be joined by guitarist Isiah Mitchell (Earthless), bassist Tim LeFebvre (David Bowie’s “Blackstar”) and keyboardist Joel Robinow and drummer Ojha of Once And Future Band.Continue reading

Smashing Pumpkins “Classic Lineup” To Reunite For A Massive 2018 Tour

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After weeks and weeks of rumors, the Smashing Pumpkins have finally announced their ‘Shiny And Oh So Bright’ headlining tour. Continue reading