By the time Floridian thrashers Trivium released their second album, Ascendancy (Roadrunner Records) in 2005, the band were locked firmly into an upward trajectory which promised nothing short of global domination. Unfortunately, things didn’t quite work out as planned but the four-piece still remain one of the most successful metal acts around today despite having to constantly push against an unrelenting tide of haters who decided sometime during the mid-late ’00s that Trivium just weren’t metal enough any more or something.
Effectively serving as the second Idle Hands album under a new name, it only makes sense for Unto Others’ Strength (Roadrunner Records) to continue the mix of Classic Metal and Gothic Rock last seen with 2019’s Mana. However, debuting with a sound balancing two distinct styles like this inevitably raises the possibility of a tug o’ war taking place on subsequent offerings. In this scenario, it begs the question whether the band will prioritize their Metal side or their Gothic side. But as they say in that one Taco Bell commercial: “Why not both?”
Well what does one do when deciding to call a new town home. If you’re anything like me you wanna hit up a live show asap. I just recently moved to West Palm Beach FL. After being here for about a week it was time to hit up a big show. I’ve already been to a couple spots around town to get some of the local flavor and I’m telling you this is a killer place for live music. But, I was ready to bask in the glory of a full on production. So, I looked up some different shows in the area before realizing that I actually now live about 15 min. from iThink Amphitheatre. I really dig the place. It’s almost exactly the same as Tinley Park up by Chicago (my old haunt) I mean like almost exactly. Feeling quite at home I was ready to catch the show, the line-up consisted of Korn, Staind, and ’68. It was so nice to be outside at a huge venue like this, people everywhere having an awesome time. I had almost forgotten how awesome the experience really can be to us music lovers. First up was ’68 and of course I was a little late so I walked in about half-way through their set. Totally my bad, because I shoulda been there for the whole thing. I really dig ’68 they are like a blues hardcore band if you will. Very entertaining with a style all their own.
Modern Metal leaders Trivium has announced their next album title will be In The Court Of The Dragon, dropping on on October 8th, 2021 via Roadrunner Records. The record was produced and mixed by Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, Killer Be Killed, Parkway Drive) and recorded in the Fall of 2020 at Full Sail University in Orlando. Watch the new single and video for “Feast Of Fire” now!
According to a report by MetalSucks, Slipknot has fulfilled their contract to Roadrunner Records, and will not release another album with the label. The band has released all seven of their albums on Roadrunner, since 1999. Slipknot have been working on a new album this year and are eyeing late 2021 or early 2022 for a release. In a new interview with Forbes, band founder, creative director, and percussionist M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan” confirmed they are leaving the label.
Machine Head has announced a full album playthrough of their 1997 album The Burning Red (Roadrunner Records), to celebrate 22 years of that albums’ release. The performance will take place this Friday July 30th, 2021, on the band’ weekly livestream known as “The Electric Happy Hour.” Watch it at the links below!
Nearly fifteen years ago, current Killswitch Engage members Jesse Leach and Adam Dutkiewicz teamed up to birth the collaborative project Times of Grace. This dynamic duo pushed their creative boundaries by conjuring a fresh take on the heavy-yet-melodic sound. They delivered their debut album, The Hymn of a Broken Man (Roadrunner Records) in 2011. The gloom and aggression let loose on that record was ignited by the brutally honest songwriting. The themes of struggle, heartbreak, and hope were potently delivered with a real and plaintive spirit. These two brought forth a discovery of powerful melancholy and now ten years later, they are offering a sequel to that revelation. Their second full-length Songs of Loss and Separation (Wicked Good Records) is carrying on the melodic mournfulness, yet wonderfully wholesome sound that is Times of Grace.
Trivium has shared a cinematic quality trailer for an as yet unnamed project dubbed “In The Court of The Dragon,” releasing on July the 9th, 2021. The band has said during recent interviews that they have completed a new album for release of original music during the shutdown year. They also have dropped other breadcrumbs such as another social media teaser seen below. The band released their excellent album What The Dead Men Say via Roadrunner Records, in 2020. Continue reading
Slipknot and Stone Sour leader Corey Taylor has announced new ‘CMFTour’ summer 2021 tour dates. The new headline run will kick-off on August 6th at the House of Blues in Las Vegas, NV and will feature special guests The Cherry Bombs on all dates Pre-sale tickets are available starting tomorrow, Wednesday June 23rd at 10:00AM PT with all remaining tickets going on sale to the general public on Friday, June 25th at 10:00AM local time. For tickets and more information on the upcoming concerts, please visit the link below
Genre-bending Hardcore band Turnstile has announced theatrical screenings for their new short film, “Turnstile Love Connection.” The short film will premiere at Brain Dead Studios in Los Angeles, CA on June 26th and contain new unreleased music from the band. The free event will feature continuous showings of the short film from 12:00PM – 5:00PM PT and will be open to the public on a first-come-first-serve basis. Brain Dead Studios is an experiential space collaboratively curated by the Brain Dead family and located at 611 N. Fairfax Ave., the site of the historic Silent Movie Theater site in Los Angeles. Additional details on the event will be announced soon. The band recently dropped a brand new single, “Mystery,” their first since their 2018 album Time & Space Roadrunner Records).