LIVESTREAM REVIEW: Korn – Monumental


It’s been a struggle for artists to convey their art to fans in the midst of a concert moratorium due to the pandemic. Yet with almost 30 years as a band under their belt, Korn knows how to give the fans what they want through the innovation and creativity they’ve built their brand on. With their latest offering, “Korn: Monumental,” the band brought their signature stage presence to fans all over the world via livestream from a visually stunning overlook in Los Angeles, California. While many live streams have focused on giving audiences an intimate experience, Korn managed to amplify the feel of their electrifying live performance to a new level of massive grandiosity. Making expert use of lighting and aerial shots, the band can be seen from all angles being bathed in the blue and white light as stunning visuals are projected off the enormous screens installed as part “Stranger Things: The Drive-Into Experience.”

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Gojira Shares New Single – “The Chant” and Surpasses $250k in Fundraising Effort


Gojira has shared “The Chant,” the final single to arrive ahead of the release of the band’s highly anticipated new album, Fortitude, out April 30th via Roadrunner Records. “The Chant” is available today on all streaming platforms with pre-orders available at the link below. Ther band has also shared a teaser for the official music for “The Chant” which will arrive on album release day, April 30th – watch it now!

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GIVEAWAY: Win Tickets to Watch the “Korn: Monumental” Livestream


Korn will host an immersive global livestream event, next weekend! Scheduled for Saturday, April 24th at 1:00PM PDT / 4:00PM EDT / 9:00PM BST / 10:00PM CEST, the ticketed immersive concert experience will broadcast worldwide from the set of the breath-taking Stranger Things: The Drive-Into Experience. Produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, the performance promises to be an unforgettable set from the iconic band, highlighted by rare and sought-after deep cuts and classics from their legendary catalog. Since KORN’s latest critically acclaimed album, The Nothing (Roadrunner Records), never received a proper tour due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, KORN: MONUMENTAL will mark the live debut of select tracks from the new record for fans around the globe. Watch the trailer and enter our contest below!Continue reading


Gojira Share New Single and Lyric Video – “Into The Storm”


Gojira has released and new single and lyric video, “Into The Storm” from their upcoming album Fortitude, which will be released April 30th via Roadrunner Records. “Into The Storm” is available today on all streaming platforms. The band launched their recent Amazonia fundraising initiative around the song of the same name to protect the Brazilian Rainforests and has raised over $120,000 USD so far. Watch the lyric video now!

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New York Hardcore Legend Rob “Bobeats “ Vitale of Black Train Jack Has Died


 

Sad news to report as Rob “Bobeats” Vitale has died, apparently from COVID-19, according to posts from friends. Rob was best known as the co-founder and lead singer of NYHC band Black Train Jack, and later Nine Lives. Condolences and tributes have been pouring in from all over the Hardcore and greater Punk world. Born from the members of another classic band, Token Entry, Black Train Jack had two major albums on Roadrunner Records in the early 1990s with 1993’s No Heroes and 1994’s You’re Not Alone. BTJ was innovative and inspired many by blending old-school NYHC sounds with a brilliant melodic sensibility (vocals, vocal harmonies, and guitars) that had a huge influence on the 90s pop-punk that followed. We send our sympathies out to Rob’s family, many friends, and countless fans at this time. Continue reading


Matt Heafy Shares Trivium’s “Silence In The Snow” Unplugged EP


Matthew K. Heafy, frontman of modern thrashers Trivium has shared another new acoustic play through of a classic Trivium album. A few weeks back Matt, who is releasing a solo acoustic album via Roadrunner this year, released an EP of acoustic covers from Ascendency, followed by Shogun. and In Waves. Now he has released In Silence In The Snow (all Roadrunner) covers. Check out the stream on Matt’s YouTube and the setlist below!

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Corey Taylor Shares New Single – “Samantha’s Gone” Unplugged


 

Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour has shared a new music video for his unplugged version of his recent single – “Samantha’s Gone,” from his recent album CMFT (Roadrunner Records). The new single follows the full band version, and the music video was a celebrity-filled affair with Tom Sandoval of Bravo’s Vanderpump Rules, actor Dean Cameron [Summer School, Ski School, Straight Outta Compton], Steel Panther, plus actor Greg Grunberg, Ace Von Johnson, Travis Miguel and Jonah Nimoy.

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Matt Heafy Shares Trivium Unplugged “In Waves” EP


Matthew K. Heafy, frontman of modern thrashers Trivium has shared another new acoustic play through of a classic Trivium album. A few weeks back Matt, who is releasing a solo acoustic album via Roadrunner this year, released an EP of acoustic covers from Ascendency, followed by Shogun. Now he has released In Waves covers. Check out the stream on Matt’s YouTube and the setlist below!

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Listen to Matt Heafy Play Unplugged Versions of Trivium Songs from the “Shogun” Album


Matthew K. Heafy, frontman of modern thrashers Trivium has shared another new acoustic play through of a classic Trivium album. A few weeks back Matt, who is releasing a solo acoustic album via Roadrunner Records this year, released an Ascendency EP of covers. Playing six songs from 2008’s Shogun album (Roadrunner Records), the tracks work particularly well in “unplugged” versions. Check out the stream on Matt’s YouTube and the setlist below!

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Code Orange Shares New Music Video – “Autumn And Carbine” via Adult Swim’s Toonami


Code Orange has shared a new music video for their song “Autumn And Carbine” from their acclaimed 2020 album Underneath (Roadrunner). The clip made it’s world premiere during Adult Swim’s Toonami broadcast this past Saturday, January 23rd. The animated video, which was directed / animated by the band’s own Eric ‘Shade’ Balderose and Jami Morgan (NOWHERE2RUN Productions), follows Code Orange into a dystopian wasteland as they confront the thieving overlords of a ruined future society. The band also utilized DIY motion capture techniques to animate the various performance scenes in the video which is streaming now on their official YouTube channel. Furthermore, Code Orange have launched a limited edition “Autumn and Carbine” shirt in their webstore, featuring 3D incarnates of each member as seen in the animated video. Watch it now!

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