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!
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!
Metalcore leaders August Burns Red have shared a new single “Extinct by Instinct (Reprise)” – a stripped-down and reimagined version of a track from their 2020 album Guardians. ABR, led by JB Brubaker [lead guitar], Brent Rambler [rhythm guitar], Matt Greiner [drums], Jake Luhrs [lead vocals], and Dustin Davidson [bass] released this along with their recent singles “Standing in the Storm” and “Chop Suey!” – made famous by System of A Down. Check out “Extinct by Instinct (Reprise)” now!
Myrkur shared a new video from her work-in-progress home studio, or her playing the song “Leaves of Yggdrasil” from her recent 2020 album Folksange, out now on Relapse Records. She recorded with her Martin acoustic travel size and “ the ‘microphone’ is just the one built into the camera. The camera is a Leica LUMIX”. Watch the clip now.
In 1995, Alice In Chains had been feeling good on the success of their first #1 album on the charts, 1994’s Jar of FliesEP, the first EP to ever debut at #1. At the same time, they were in peril as a band, with issues stemming from Layne Staley’s addiction to heroin and other band turmoil. The band did not tour to support Jar of Flies as Layne was in rehab and they took part of 1995 off. The lost opportunities from this period, including a massive Metallica/Danzig/Suicidal Tendencies tour and a near-top-of-the bill split at Woodstock 1994 (which I am still mad about) almost killed the band. They broke up briefly too, according to Sean Kinney. Little did we know they were crafting a great album, Alice in Chains (Columbia), to wash all that pain and disappointment away for a brief moment in time.
Myrkur’s Amalie Bruun has teamed up with multi-instrumentalist Anna von Hausswolff to reimagine Björk’s classic track, ‘All Is Full of Love’. Stream it here:Continue reading
As much as Wino deserves his doom godfather status for fronting groups like The Obsessed and Saint Vitus, there’s something to be said for his more recent singer/songwriter excursions. Whether going it alone or with such collaborators as Conny Ochs, the acoustic style suits him surprisingly well and the volume contrast brings a fuller perspective to his haggard lifer persona. This is especially true for his third album, Forever Gone (Ripple Music), which may be his most low-key effort to date.Continue reading
Sons Of Apollo and former Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal will release an unplugged covers EP featuring Soundgarden, Asia and more On ‘Barefoot 3’ EP this Friday via Bandcamp. “Barefoot 3” takes the “Barefoot” series up a notch, with intricate guitar arrangements, big backing vocals, and drummer Kyle Hughes.Continue reading
Korn has shared a previously unreleased acoustic version of the song ‘Can You Hear Me’ can be streamed below. The original track appeared on the band’s latest album, ‘The Nothing’, which came out last September via Roadrunner Records.
In the first performance since their last date of the WorldWired tour, S & M 2 Concerts in San Francisco, Metallica performed via video recording from isolation. Lars Ulrich just suggested Metallica may write a new album during the quarantine.Watch the band take on an interesting “half plugged” version on their classic song ‘Blackened’, which has an almost Country and Western/Middle Eastern feeling to it. Continue reading