Celebrate MOTÖRHEAD Day With New Animated Video of ENTER SANDMAN



BUNDLES HERE –https://motorhead.lnk.to/EnterSandmanPR

There has always been a strong link between the pioneering Motörhead and mighty Metallica. A unique bond of friendship between the two has stood over the decades, with Metallica even playing Lemmy’s 50th birthday in 1995 all dressed up as the great man himself, under the moniker of The Lemmy’s. In turn, Motörhead have paid homage to some of Metallica’s finest compositions, even winning a Grammy for their cover of ‘Whiplash’ in 2004. However their cover of one of the most iconic hard rock classics of all time, “Enter Sandman”, has been largely overlooked until now. Originally recorded for an ECW Wrestling compilation in 1998 (which was also nominated for a Grammy), the song has been unavailable outside said – CD until now….

In this incredible new animated video, take a horrifying nocturnal journey through the nightmares of a child who is haunted by the evil sandman in his dreams, and is ultimately saved by the powers of the inimitable Motörhead ‘Warpig’. The video was produced by Mulberry Creative.

Motörhead, Enter Sandman is also available on all streaming platforms now, including Dolby Atmos on Apple Music and 360 Spatial Audio on Amazon. There’s also an exclusive, limited edition 7” single with etched Warpig B-side with exclusive merch and bundles, available in the official Motörhead store while stocks last!

Devils Backbone & GWAR Join Forces to Unleash New Canned Rum Cocktail

Devils Backbone & GWAR
Join Forces to Unleash New Canned Rum Cocktail!

The First Devils Backbone
Rum-Based SMASH Launched May 1st

Raise your horns and toast the latest collaboration between two legendary Virginia originals, Devils Backbone and GWAR! The award-winning brewery and shock rock band have teamed up to bring the world a kick-ass canned cocktail, the GWAR SMASH. Based on a drink originally served at the notorious GWARBar in Richmond, VA, it is the first rum-based canned cocktail in Devils Backbone’s bestselling SMASH lineup.

Devils Backbone GWAR SMASH Arctic Cocktail is available at major retailers and specialty bottle shops throughout VA, MD, DC and DE, starting this May. You can also order the drink directly to your doorstep with online ordering via Barcart in locations where available.

GWAR band member BälSäc says, “On my travels across the globe, my heart often pines for my adopted sub-tropical island home of Antarctica. Fortunately, Devils Backbone has colluded with the Booze Masters at the GWARbar to create the GWAR SMASH – an intensely refreshing and consummately crushable beverage that is as at home at a frigid Arctic beach party as it is at the bar of the most debaucherous old beachcomber. Fruity and proud, SMASH will smash your thirst!”

This isn’t the first time these iconic Virginia based brands have teamed up to create an Elixir fit to fuel intergalactic conquest. Last year, the band teamed up with Devils Backbone to release a limited edition “Blood Geyser” Blood Orange IPA at a special event at D.C.’s iconic 9:30 Club. Whether you’re a die-hard GWAR fan or someone who appreciates bold, innovative flavors, Devils Backbone GWAR SMASH Arctic Cocktail is a drink you won’t want to miss.

So, raise a can and cheers to this exciting new collaboration between two Virginia-born brands that know how to rock!

Order Devils Backbone GWAR SMASH Arctic Cocktail HERE


Featuring Ice Nine Kills, Suicide Silence, The Acacia Strain, Frozen Soul
And The Black Dahlia Murder Across Select Dates

Tickets Available Starting Tuesday, May 2 with Artist Presale

General Onsale Begins Friday, May 5 at 10am Local on LiveNation.com

Lamb of God will be hitting the road this summer for their exclusive 2023 headline tour featuring special guests Ice Nine Kills, Suicide Silence, The Acacia Strain, Frozen Soul and more across select dates. Produced by Live Nation, the 8-city tour kicks off on August 10 at The Wellmont in Montclair making stops across the U.S. in St. Louis, Oklahoma, Las Vegas, Riverside and more.

TICKETS: Tickets will be available starting with artist presale beginning Tuesday, May 2. Additional presales will run throughout the week ahead of the general onsale beginning Friday, May 5 at 10am local time at LiveNation.com.

VIP: VIP Merch and Early Entry packages will be available beginning Tuesday, May 2. For more information visit LambofGod.com


Thu Aug 10 – Montclair, NJ – The Wellmont %
Mon Aug 14 – St. Louis, MO – The Factory %
Fri Aug 18 – Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Amphitheater @%
Mon Aug 21 – Oklahoma City, OK – Criterion %$
Fri Aug 25 – Las Vegas, NV – Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort %#
Sun Aug 27 – Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium %#
Wed Aug 30 – Flagstaff, AZ – Pepsi Ampitheater @% *
Mon Sep 11 – Pikeville, KY – Appalachian Wireless Arena ^ *

% With support from The Acacia Strain
@ With support from Ice Nine Kills
$ With support from Frozen Soul
# With support from Suicide Silence
^ With support from The Black Dahlia Murder, After The Burial and Alpha Wolf
* Not A Live Nation Date

THE 69 EYES: Death Of Darkness Full-Length Out Now; “This Murder Takes Two (Feat. Kat Von D)” Video/Single Now Playing + Gotta Rock USA Tour To Begin May 5th

THE 69 EYES: Death Of Darkness Full-Length Out Now; “This Murder Takes Two (Feat. Kat Von D)” Video/Single Now Playing + Gotta Rock USA Tour To Begin May 5th

View THE 69 EYES’ “This Murder Takes Two [feat. Kat Von D]” video HERE.

Photo by Olivia Jaffe

Darkness is dead, long live the darkness! Today, THE 69 EYES’ new effort, Death Of Darkness sees the light of day via Atomic Fire Records. To celebrate the release of their thirteenth studio album, the Finnish gothic/glam goo-goo mucks have unveiled the official video for new track “This Murder Takes Two,” a special collaborative work featuring wonderful singer and tattoo artist, Kat Von D. Next to their unique brand of gloom and doom, of glam and wham, this song showcases the extraordinary nature of Death Of Darkness.

“John Carter Cash, Johnny Cash’s son, was in talks to record and produce an acoustic EP with us at Johnny Cash’s very own Cabin Studios in the US. We demoed some potential songs yet we ultimately never did this recording. This song somewhat just stuck with us,” remembers singer Jyrki 69. “It wasn’t complete without a female touch though, which is why we asked our good friend Kat Von D to sing on it. It’s my personal favorite [on the album].”

“It’s always such a pleasure working with THE 69 EYES boys. I’ve been such a huge fan of their music for so long. ‘This Murder Takes Two’ is such a special song. Even though it’s not the typical style of music that I am used to singing to, it was so much fun stepping out of my comfort zone. Jyrki has a beautiful way of sprinkling goth romance onto everything he does, even when it’s a western style song,” enthuses Kat Von D.

Get seduced by the Southern gothic murder ballad at THIS LOCATION.

View the band’s previously released videos for “Death Of Darkness” HERE, “Drive” HERE, “California” HERE.

Order Death Of Darkness in the physical format of your choice (physical versions in the US will be available on April 28th), stream it, or get it digitally now at THIS LOCATION.

Don’t forget to subscribe to Atomic Fire Records on YouTube HERE. Listen to “This Murder Takes Two [feat. Kat Von D]” as well as other new tracks in the AFR New Releases playlist on Spotify.

Following a successful tour through mainland Europe and their home country, THE 69 EYES will return to the US in May. The week-long Gotta Rock US Tour will commence on May 5th in Phoenix, Arizona at The Nile Theater and run through May 13th in Las Vegas, Nevada at the sold-out Sick New World Fest. Support will be provided by Pretty Boy Floyd on select dates. Find tickets and more at 69eyes.com.

THE 69 EYES w/ Pretty Boy Floyd:
5/05/2023 The Nile Theater – Phoenix, AZ [tickets]
5/06/2023 The Whisky – Los Angeles, CA [tickets] * No Pretty Boy Floyd
5/07/2023 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA [tickets]
5/09/2023 Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA [tickets]
5/10/2023 Goldfield Trading Post – Roseville, CA [tickets]
5/12/2023 The Ranch House – Reno, NV [tickets]
5/13/2023 Sick New World Fest – Las Vegas, NV * No Pretty Boy Floyd *Sold Out*

Widely known as the Helsinki Vampires, THE 69 EYES gained several platinum albums with Blessed Be and Paris Kills and not only reached #1 of the single and album charts in their home country of Finland, but also plunged the world into a sinful cosmos of love, death, and melancholy, while outliving any other band emerging from the goth hype of the early 2000s. By developing their sound further into sleaze rock on Devils (2004) and Angels (2007) and not shying away from pitch black Elvis allusions in singer Jyrki 69’s dark voice and unique onstage dance moves, the band has established a worldwide following. Over the course of over three decades, the band has toured relentlessly throughout Europe, America, Asia, and Australia, and released twelve full-length studio albums.

Sprawling across ten lavishly dark, effortlessly cool songs, THE 69 EYES‘ thirteenth record, Death Of Darkness, is one of their most flawless, most consistent – bearing a title that’s of course both stylish and symbolic. Just like their music. 2023 is a far cry from the early days of the new millennium when gothic rock bands emerged from every graveyard and Finnish vampires stormed the charts around the world. However, the spirit of a world-class record like Death Of Darkness, the sheer passion and the enticing mystery, the suspense, and the smirk, are still very much alive.

“Jyrki’s apocalyptic croak is simply one of the goth voices of our time, and he thrives here inspired by another colossal chorus as ghostly piano figures are skillfully threaded through a wall of big, arena-sized riffs. It sounds huge and authoritative because it is.” — Blabbermouth

“Death Of Darkness shows the mature progression the band have reached after all this time and they still all look drop dead gorgeous!” – Scene Point Blank

“The group’s sound meshes the worlds of Hollywood – parts of album number 13 were written at the Sunset Marquis hotel – and Nordic gothic hard rock. It’s akin to a glam metal all-star band jamming with Sentenced, and finding common musical ground. Or perhaps a mutual fondness for the morbid, glamour, sex and the supernatural. As a result, there are earworms, but also plenty of brooding.” – Heavy Music Headquarters

“The Helsinki Vampires, impressively undead as always!” — Powermetal.de

“This is the definition of Gothic Rock with a positive vibe, and I do not give a damn if this sounds contradictory.” — Metal Kaoz

“THE 69 EYES are still one of the most talented and powerful dark rock acts.” — Radiometal

Jyrki 69 – vocals
Bazie – guitars
Timo Timo – guitars
Archzie – bass
Jussi 69 – drums

Staind Releases First New Single in 12 Years “Lowest In Me”




Multi-platinum rock band, Staind has released a brand new single “Lowest In Me” from their forthcoming album, Confessions of the Fallen, available today via Alchemy Recordings/BMG on all music platforms. Buy/stream single HERE

Confessions of the Fallen – Staind’s first new studio album since 2011 – cranks into life with debut single, “Lowest In Me,” that is both familiar and fresh.

Watch lyric video for “Lowest In Me” HERE

The hallmarks of the sound the band established close to 30 years ago are all there — Aaron Lewis’ vocals flexing from melodic keening to a hellacious roar, Mike Mushok’s ferocious guitar muscling the track forward, Johnny April and Sal Giancarelli propelling it with industrial-strength energy. But sliding through are some new touches, electronic flavorings that give the song, as well as the rest of the 10-track album, a refreshed and contemporary sensibility, letting us know that it’s still Staind but that Staind has not been in a time capsule since its self-titled effort in 2011.

“I did want to modernize the sound and bring us up to date,” Lewis says. “You can certainly recognize the band but at the same time you can hear that we’ve been paying attention and understand what kind of sounds and approaches we can use that maybe weren’t around the last time we did this.” Adds Mushok, “It’s undeniably Aaron’s voice, and same for the songs. We got together and spent a lot of time focusing on direction, and we really like how it turned out.”


Tue Jul 18 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Thu Jul 20 – Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
Fri Jul 21 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
Sat Jul 22 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
Tue Jul 25 – Bangor, ME @ Maine Savings Amphitheater
Wed Jul 26 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
Fri Jul 28 – Camden, NJ @ Freedom Mortgage Pavilion
Sat Jul 29 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Sun Jul 30 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Wed Aug 02 – Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Thu Aug 03 – Syracuse, NY @ St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
Sat Aug 05 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Pavilion at Star Lake
Sun Aug 06 – Buffalo, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater
Tue Aug 08 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
Wed Aug 09 – Detroit, MI @ Pine Knob Music Theatre
Thu Aug 10 – Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sat Aug 12 – Indianapolis, IN @ Ruoff Music Center
Sun Aug 13 – Milwaukee, WI @ American Family Insurance Amphitheater
Wed Aug 16 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
Fri Aug 18 – Nampa, ID @ Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater
Sun Aug 20 – Ridgefield, WA @ RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater
Thu Aug 24 – Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre
Sat Aug 26 – Las Vegas, NV @ Bakkt Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
Sun Aug 27 – San Diego, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
Thu Aug 31 – Austin, TX @ Germania Insurance Amphitheater

For more info and to purchase tickets visit: STAINDOFFICIAL.COM

Rancid Announce 10th Studio Album ‘Tomorrow Never Comes’ & Share Title Track



Rancid by Atiba Jefferson

“Rancid are the only punk band, period.” – Alt Press

“The sunny brutalism of Rancid’s East Bay ska-thrash has lost nary a step and their ethical-emotional rigor is as sweet as it is pure.” – SPIN

Carrying the same raw energy since their 1991 inception, Rancid has been deemed by Stereogum as “incapable of making a bad album.” Today, the Berkeley, California, punk stalwarts continue that streak with the announcement of their highly anticipated 10th studio album. ‘Tomorrow Never Comes’ is due for a June 2nd release via Epitaph Records, produced by longtime collaborator, Bad Religion guitarist and Epitaph founder, Brett Gurewitz.

Their first new music since 2017’s Trouble Maker, the band also shares the exhilarating title track and lead single today. Highlighting their collective ear for melodic rock hooks and catchy, sing-a-long choruses, the song is complete with the familiar wailing guitars and punishing punk rock rhythms that have solidified Rancid as the legends they are.

“Tomorrow Never Comes”

At a whopping 850 Million catalog streams to date, fans and critics alike seem to agree that Rancid’s brand of high impact, no frills punk still flows abundantly in their blood, while easily translating to a modern audience. Now embarking on their tenth full-length effort, this is evident throughout ‘Tomorrow Never Comes’. With its sixteen blistering tracks barely making the two-and-a-half-minute mark, the album boasts the same gritty, straight forward punk-with-a-purpose that the world just can’t get enough of.

On their last studio album, Trouble Maker (2017), Pitchfork explored the band’s themes of “contemporary political turmoil–blue-collar identity crises, tense demonstrations, the ever-present shadow of the Man– through the prism of their rebellious past, a little more wizened but just as rambunctious as ever.”
Punk News also raved, “Rancid makes a radical left turn from the norm, pushing far past the boundaries, not just of punk, but of the traditional rules of music itself, creating the most original sound to come out of any musical artist since Beethoven.”

Throughout the last three decades, Rancid has remained fiercely independent, never losing their loyalty to their community or each other. Their music confronts political and social issues, while balancing personal tales of love, loss, and heartbreak with attitude. By carrying on the traditions and spirit of the original punk rock bands that came before, Rancid has become a legend and inspiration to punk bands that have come after.

Tomorrow Never Comes Tracklisting1.     Tomorrow Never Comes2.     Mud, Blood, & Gold 3.     Devil In Disguise 4.     New American 5.     The Bloody & Violent History 6.     Don’t Make Me Do It 7.     It’s a Road to Righteousness8.     Live Forever 9.     Drop Dead Inn 10.   Prisoners Song 11.    Magnificent Rogue 12.    One Way Ticket 13.    Hellbound Train 14.    Eddie the Butcher 15.    Hear Us Out 16.    When The Smoke Clears

Rancid Tour Dates5/28 – Las Vegas, NV – Punk Rock Bowling 6/2 – Rimini, Italy – Slam Dunk6/3 – Ljubljana, Slovenia – Media Center Cvetlicarna *6/4 – Linz, Austria – SBAM Festival6/6 – Warsaw, Poland – Letnia Scena Progresji *6/8 – Hyvinkaa, Finland – Rockfest6/9 – Solvesborg, Sweden – Sweden Rock Festival6/10 – Stockholm, Sweden – Annexet *6/12 – Berlin, Germany- Columbiahalle *6/13 – Wiesbaden, Germany – Schlachthof *6/15 – Vitoria, Spain – Azkena Rock6/16 – Clisson, France – Hellfest6/17 – Dessel, Belgium – Graspop6/20 – London, UK – OVO Arena Wembley*6/21 – Manchester, UK – O2 Victoria Warehouse *6/23 – Ysselsteyn, Netherlands – Jera On Air Festival6/24 – Munster, Germany – Vainstream Rockfest6/25 – Tabor, Czech Republic – Mighty Sounds Festival* w/ The Bronx, Grade 2 9/21 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life Fest10/8 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock



New Album Out June 2
First Single “Rescued” Available Now

Following a year of staggering losses, personal introspection and bittersweet remembrances, Foo Fighters return with But Here We Are, out June 2 on Roswell Records/RCA Records.

A brutally honest and emotionally raw response to everything Foo Fighters endured over the last year, But Here We Are is a testament to the healing powers of music, friendship and family. Courageous, damaged and unflinchingly authentic, But Here We Are opens with newly released lead single “Rescued,” the first of 10 songs that run the emotional gamut from rage and sorrow to serenity and acceptance, and myriad points in between.

Produced by Greg Kurstin and Foo Fighters, But Here We Are is in nearly equal measure the 11th Foo Fighters album and the first chapter of the band’s new life. Sonically channelling the naiveté of Foo Fighters’ 1995 debut, informed by decades of maturity and depth, But Here We Are is the sound of brothers finding refuge in the music that brought them together in the first place 28 years ago, a process that was as therapeutic as it was about a continuation of life.

But Here We Are is available for preorder now, with all preorders including “Rescued” as an instant grat. The album’s track list is as follows:

Under You
Hearing Voices
But Here We Are
The Glass
Nothing At All
Show Me How
Beyond Me
The Teacher




Dark. Disturbing. Different. Deutsch.

For the six Berliners there is a certain way of doing things. The kind that has made their band and their brand a worldwide phenomenon, an award-winning, multi-platinum record-breaking collective unlike anything else.

Following the release of their debut album Herzeleid (‘Heartbreak’) as ‘Limited Anniversary Edition” it is time to revisit RAMMSTEIN’s sophomore album Sehnsucht (‘Longing’), originally released in August 1997, effectively announced the arrival of the six onto the global stage. Sehnsucht (‘Longing’) peaked at Number 1 on the German and Austrian charts, also going Top 50 in the US (it stands as the only fully-German album to be certified platinum Stateside).

26 years and a new century on, it’s clear that Sehnsucht – another 11-tracker like Herzeleid, indeed like all of the studio outings has lost none of its initial power. From opener, ‘Sehnsucht’ itself, to the aforementioned ‘Du hast’ or the follow up ‘Engel’, through to closing number, ‘Küss mich (Fellfrosch)’ (‘Kiss me (Fur Frog))’, Rammstein’s sophomore release sees the founding members spectacularly hitting their stride, making greater use of electronics and samples, as well as the melodic side of Till Lindemann’s considerable vocal range.

That signature R-R-Rammstein Sound has been given an added boost now – Remastered in HD sound for the first time on CD for the ‘Anniversary Edition’ of an album that can rightfully be termed ‘iconic’. This 2023 version exclusively includes a new mix of the track ‘Spiel mit mir’, and comes in a selection of exclusive, elaborately packaged formats: CD, MC, Digital, plus a pair of double LPs, one black vinyl, the other white.

To millions heroes, to others villains, there’s no question that Sehnsucht – the band’s first official release in the US – was the album that fully shaped who Rammstein were, what they sounded like and what they stood for. Sehnsucht underlined in red pen just how intriguing, and singular, they really were, and just where that collective mind was prepared to go, starting with the sleeve itself.


1. Sehnsucht
2. Engel
3. Tier
5. Bestrafe mich
6. Du hast
7. Bück dich
8. Spiel mit mir
9. Klavier
10. Alter Mann
11. Eifersucht
12. Küss mich (Fellfrosch)
13. Spiel mit mir (2023 Mix)




Better Lovers, a newly formed band featuring Greg Puciato, Jordan Buckley, Clayton “Goose” Holyoak, Stephen Micciche, and Will Putney, have released their debut single: “30 Under 13” via SharpTone Records.

The blistering, four-minute track, and accompanying Eric Richter directed video (https://youtu.be/TU-nwWuyKXc), serve as the perfect introduction to Better Lovers, a band whose music is as uncompromising, unapologetic, and undeniable as anything they’ve done individually.

“Looking back, I’m so happy everything got me to where I am,” explains Buckley. “The pandemic and the last few years made me hungrier and more grateful. This isn’t a hobby. This isn’t temporary. This is the next evolution for each of us. Greg and Will rejuvenated me and made me even more confident. Now, everybody needs to know we’re a wild animal that just broke out of the zoo—there’s no trying to put it back in the cage.”

“Jordan sent me some already finished instrumental tracks, and they hit me at just the right time,” adds Puciato. “Those tracks woke up a side of me that I thought was fully extinct but was merely evolving and changing. To my complete surprise there was still something left in that area to dig at, and the vessel for it made sense.”

Putney, who had worked on the most recent Every Time I Die albums, and won a 2021 GRAMMY®-Award for his production work on Body Count’s Carnivore, encapsulates the band’s thoughts: “It’s a group of loaded weapons all firing at full power ready for the next chapter of our music careers, and I can confidently say our collective best work is ahead of us.”

Tour dates are imminent.

Photo credit: James Hartley

Better Lovers is Jordan Buckley (guitar), Clayton “Goose” Holyoak (drums), Stephen Micciche (bass), Greg Puciato (vocals), Will Putney (guitar).

Visit Donner at NAMM 2023-Donner will Exhibit More Than 20 New Products at NAMM 2023

Donner will Exhibit More Than 20 New Products at NAMM 2023

The NAMM Show
BOOTH 4324
April 13–15, 2023 Convention Center, Anaheim, California


Donner, a leading manufacturer of innovative and feature-rich musical instruments with an extensive range of products that covers guitars, e-drums, digital pianos, and audio equipment, is set to introduce its latest musical instruments and audio equipment at the highly anticipated 2023 NAMM Show to be held from April 13-15 in Anaheim, California, USA.

At Booth 4324, Donner will unveil new additions to its lineups of HUSH Series headless guitars, Seeker Series electric guitars, and carbon fiber guitars, providing exclusive new experiences and possibilities to both beginner and advanced guitarists.

Donner will join the media preview day on April 12 with its latest innovation – the REVO Smart Guitar.

For keys and percussion, visitors will see Donner’s latest flagship electronic drum sets, the DED-500P, and D1 Drum Machine from the Essential Series synthesizers, and the ungraded model of the DDP-80 Digital Piano, DDP-80 Plus.

In the pro-audio and consumer electronics industry, Donner will also make a splash in the market with its feature-rich products, including the integrated all-in-one workstation and portable podcast interfaces, as well as the compact soundbar packed with Dolby Atmos, marking Donner’s bold attempt in the CE market.

Besides new products, Donner is bringing new ideas and plans to its dealers and partners. To build more connections with dealer guests, Donner will host a sales event in Marriott Anaheim on the Friday night of April 14th, allowing the authorized dealers and potential partners a convenient place to conduct business.

For more information, please visit the Donner’s booth at the NAMM Show 2023 in the Anaheim Convention Center, April 13 to 15, 2023, or visit Donner NAMM website.




Major Metallica news from Down Under! Metallica: 72 Seasons – Global Premiere has just screened in cinemas in New Zealand and moviegoers there were the first to learn that Metallica’s M72 World Tour is set to burst onto the big screen, live from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX, in cinemas worldwide on Friday, August 18 and Sunday, August 20.

Titled Metallica: M72 World Tour Live From Arlington, TX – A Two Night Event, this unprecedented global theatrical event will see the band playing two nights with two completely different setlists, with songs spanning the group’s 40+ year career, from 1983’s classic Kill ‘Em All to 2023’s long-awaited 72 Seasons. The band won’t play a single song twice, making for a total of more than 30 songs across both nights.

The M72 tour will feature a bold new in-the-round stage design that relocates the famed Metallica Snake Pit to center stage, while giving fans a complete 360-degree view from every seat in the house. With a state-of-the-art multi-camera set up, fans will be right in the middle of the action, no matter where they are in the world. For more information, visit metallica.film.

Metallica: 72 Seasons – Global Premiere, the worldwide listening party for Metallica’s forthcoming 12th studio album, 72 Seasons, continues to launch across the globe over the next 20 hours. Tickets are still available for this tonight-only event at metallica.film. At the event, 72 Seasons will be played in full in pummeling surround sound, exclusively for cinema audiences worldwide—with every one of the new songs featuring its own music video and exclusive commentary from the band. The result will offer fans an unforgettable night as they experience 72 Seasons first and fully on the eve of its April 14 release date.

“We feel like we are a part of the Metallica family now that we are doing our third release together (Metallica: M72 World Tour Live From Arlington, TX – A Two Night Event, 72 Seasons Global Premiere, and S&M²),” said Kymberli Frueh, SVP Programming and Content Acquisitions, Trafalgar Releasing. “Since Metallica is touring in very limited markets this year, we are so happy that we can extend that tour into cinemas across the globe. The cinemas create a virtual tour stop for fans in thousands of locations where Metallica isn’t touring this year. What better way to create a VIP experience with every seat in the cinema feeling as if you are in the front row of the concert.”

Hailed as “some of the deepest, hardest-hitting music of their career” (Rolling Stone), Metallica’s 72 Seasons will be released April 14 via the band’s own Blackened Recordings. Produced by Greg Fidelman with Hetfield and Ulrich, and clocking in at over 77 minutes, the 12-track 72 Seasons is Metallica’s first full length collection of new material since 2016’s Hardwired…To Self-Destruct. For a full listing of configurations, pre-orders and further information, go to https://www.metallica.com/store/72-seasons/.

The ticket on-sale date for Metallica: M72 World Tour Live From Arlington, TX – A Two Night Event will be announced later. Visit metallica.film for the most updated information.

* Screenings in some countries/territories will be time-shifted to best suit local time zones.

About Metallica

Formed in 1981 by vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich, Metallica has become one of the most influential and successful rock bands in history, selling nearly 120 million albums worldwide and generating more than 15 billion streams while playing to millions of fans on all seven continents. Metallica’s catalog of multi-platinum studio albums includes Kill ‘Em All, Ride the Lightning, Master of Puppets, … And Justice for All, Metallica (commonly referred to as The Black Album), Load, Reload, St. Anger, Death Magnetic, Hardwired…to Self-Destruct, and the forthcoming 72 Seasons, out April 14, 2023, on the band’s own Blackened Recordings label. Metallica’s awards and accolades include nine Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, multiple MTV Video Music Awards, a 2009 induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and Sweden’s Polar Music Prize. In 2017, Metallica established the All Within My Hands Foundation to give back to communities that have supported the band. To date, All Within My Hands’ collective efforts have raised nearly $12 million – providing $5.9 million in grants to career and technical education programs, over $2.5 million to combat food insecurity, and more than $3.3 million to disaster relief efforts.

Public Image Ltd. Announce New Album ‘End of the World’ To Be Released On August 11th; New Song “Penge,” Out Today




Credit: Andres Poveda Photography.

Public Image Ltd. (PiL) have decided to continue plans to announce their 11th studio album and first album in 8 years, End of World, today, following the sad passing of John’s wife of more than 4 decades, Nora Forster, on 5th April. End of World will be released on 11th August 2023 on PiL Official via Cargo UK Distribution, followed by a 38-date UK and European Tour.

Earlier this year, PiL released “Hawaii,” the most personal piece of songwriting and accompanying artwork that John Lydon has ever shared. The song is a love letter to John’s wife Nora, who sadly passed away from Alzheimer’s on Wednesday 5th April. A pensive, personal yet universal love song that has resonated with many since its release in January, the song sees John reflecting on their lifetime well spent and in particular one of their happiest moments together in Hawaii. John said, “Nora loved the album, she wouldn’t have wanted us to postpone it or change any of our plans.” Previously he has said of “Hawaii,” “It is dedicated to everyone going through tough times on the journey of life, with the person they care for the most.”

The band began writing and recording End of World in 2018, during their 40th anniversary tour. After The Great Pause, the band regrouped in the studio and “there was just this massive explosion of ideas,” Lydon says. The result finds PiL set to release 13 of the best tracks they have ever written.

The announcement comes with the release of new single “Penge,” which John has described as, “something of a mediaeval Viking epic.”

Click hear to listen to the new Public Image Ltd. single “Penge,”

Celebrating their 40-year anniversary in 2018, the band is widely regarded as one of the most innovative and influential bands of all time.

PiL’s music and vision has earned them 5 U.K. Top 20 singles and 5 U.K. Top 20 albums. With a shifting line-up and unique sound – fusing rock, dance, folk, pop and dub – Lydon guided the band from their debut album First Issue in 1978 through to 1992’s That What Is Not, before a 17-year hiatus. Lydon reactivated PiL in 2009, touring extensively worldwide and releasing two critically acclaimed albums This is PiL in 2012 followed by their 10th studio album What The World Needs Now… in 2015, which peaked at #29 in the official U.K. album charts and picked up fantastic acclaim from both press and public. (The album also peaked at number 3 in the official UK indie charts and #4 in the official U.K. vinyl charts). What The World Needs Now… was self-funded by PiL and released on their own label ‘PiL Official’ via Cargo UK Distribution. In 2018 PiL celebrated their 40th anniversary with a career-spanning box set and documentary film, both called ‘The Public Image Is Rotten’, and a 32-date U.K./Europe tour, plus dates in Japan.

John Lydon, Lu Edmonds, Scott Firth and Bruce Smith continue as PiL. They are the longest stable line-up in the band’s history and continue to challenge and thrive.

PiL will be touring the U.K. and Europe in September and October 2023 – dates below.

Press quotes for lead single “Hawaii’, which was released in January:

“A beauteous and touching love song” – Mojo

“Uncharacteristically soul-bearing” – Pitchfork

“an understated and emotional ballad” – Rolling Stone

“a swooning, poignant ballad awash with memories of happier times… He’s remarkably tender as he croons: “Don’t fly too soon / No need to cry, in pain / You are loved.” It’s the vulnerability that is most striking. Lydon’s love for his wife shines through like sunrays breaking through clouds, casting everything in a golden light: “I remember you,” he reassures her. He’s backed by harmonising chants of “aloha”, the Hawaii term that is both a greeting and a farewell. It’s a message from the heart, overflowing with spirit and compassion. What better word for what Lydon is trying to convey here?” – The Independent

“a beautiful and rueful ballad written by Lydon to his wife Nora, who suffers from Alzheimer’s. It’s a peach of a track: both pensive and personal, it reflects on one of their happiest times together in Hawaii. “Remember me / I remember you… You are loved,” not-so-Rotten sings over a lush soundscape of gently twanging guitars vaguely reminiscent of Fleetwood Mac’s Albatross.” – The Telegraph

Track listing for End of the World:

1.) “Penge”
2.) “End Of The World”
3.) “Car Chase”
4.) “Being Stupid Again”
5.) “Walls”
6.) “Pretty Awful”
7.) “Strange”
8.) “Down On The Clown”
9.) “Dirty Murky Delight”
10.) “The Do That”
11.) “L F C F”
12.) “North West Passage”
13.) “Hawaii”

Public Image Ltd. current global tour dates:



The long-awaited return of Adult Swim’s favorite heavy metal adventure “Metalocalypse” arrives with a nationwide tour of the series’ on-screen band DETHKLOK. A full-length original film, written and directed by Brendon Small, “Metalocalypse: Army of the Doomstar”, a companion soundtrack and “Dethalbum IV” will also arrive this year.

DETHKLOK will kick off their twenty-nine date national tour on August 30 with Japanese kawaii metal pioneers BABYMETAL as co-headliners and virtuoso guitarist Jason Richardson as support.

“It’s very surreal having so much new ‘Metalocalypse’ & DETHKLOK this year with the trifecta of the tour, movie and album,” said Small. “I’m so excited to get on the road with the powerful BABYMETAL, and to celebrate all the hard work that team ‘Metalocalypse’ & DETHKLOK put in over the last two years and beyond!”

The “BABYKLOK” tour will also include appearances at Blue Ridge Rock Festival in Alton, VA (Sep 10), Louder Than Life in Louisville, KY (Sep 23) and Aftershock in Sacramento, CA (Oct 7).

Wed-Aug-30-23 – Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall
Thu-Aug-31-23 – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
Sat-Sep-02-23 – Orlando, FL – Orlando Amphitheater
Sun-Sep-03-23 – Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy
Tue-Sep-05-23 – Nashville, TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium
Wed-Sep-06-23 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
Fri-Sep-08-23 – Pittsburgh, PA – UPMC Events Center
Sat-Sep-09-23 – Wallingford, CT – Toyota Oakdale Theatre
Sun-Sep-10-23 – Alton, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Festival
Tue-Sep-12-23 – Philadelphia, PA – The Mann Center
Thu-Sep-14-23 – Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway
Fri-Sep-15-23 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
Sun-Sep-17-23 – Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre
Mon-Sep-18-23 – Toronto, ONT – RBC Echo Beach
Wed-Sep-20-23 – Grand Rapids, MI – GLC Live at 20 Monroe
Thu-Sep-21-23 – Chicago, IL – Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom
Sat-Sep-23-23 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life Festival
Sun-Sep-24-23 – Milwaukee, MN – The Rave/Eagles Club
Mon-Sep-25-23 – Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore
Wed-Sep-27-23 – St. Louis, MO – Saint Louis Music Park
Thu-Sep-28-23 – Omaha, NE – Steelhouse Omaha
Sat-Sep-30-23 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
Sun-Oct-01-23 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
Tue-Oct-03-23 – Vancouver, BC – PNE Forum
Wed-Oct-04-23 – Seattle, WA – WaMu Theater
Sat-Oct-07-23 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival
Sun-Oct-08-23 – Las Vegas, NV – Pearl Theater at Palms Casino Resort
Tue-Oct-10-23 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Financial Theater
Wed-Oct-11-23 – Los Angeles, CA – YouTube Theater

Ticket information and VIP packages can be found at thebabykloktour.com.

Also coming later in 2023 is “Metalocalypse: Army of the Doomstar,” an original full-length movie written and directed by Brendon Small (“Metalocalypse”) and produced by Titmouse, Adult Swim and Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment. The film stars Small, Tommy Blacha, Victor Brandt (“Metalocalypse”), Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner (Grammy® Award Winning Musician), King Diamond (KING DIAMOND; MERCYFUL FATE), Mark Hamill (“Batman: The Animated Series”; “The Machine”), Kirk Hammett (METALLICA), Jon Hamm (“Confess. Fletch”; “Top Gun: Maverick”), Scott Ian (ANTHRAX), Amy Lee (EVANESCENCE), Malcolm McDowell (“A Clockwork Orange”), Juliet Mills (“Passions”), Laraine Newman (“Saturday Night Live”), Raya Yarbrough (“Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem – a Klok Opera”), and Livia Zita (2022 Winner – Society of Voice Arts and Sciences Award).

The all-new animated movie begins after the heroic rescue of Toki Wartooth; DETHKLOK frontman Nathan Explosion finds himself traumatized in a BRUTAL professional and romantic flat-spin, all while he is tasked with fulfilling the prophecy and confronting the ultimate songwriting challenge to save the planet. Can Nathan Explosion look beyond his brutally damaged ego to save his band, stop the Metalocalypse, and finally face the ultimate evil: Salacia?

As a special highlight, fans can also anticipate the release of two full-length albums this year. WaterTower Music will release both the film soundtrack, “Metalocalypse: Army of the Doomstar (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” as well as “Dethalbum IV” around the launch of the film. Meanwhile, fans can summon DETHKLOK by streaming the Metalocalypse: Dethklok Complete Collection playlists.

“Metalocalypse” originally premiered in 2006 on Adult Swim and was created by Brendon Small and Tommy Blacha.



New Webisode Chapter 17: Nap Time Live Now

Fresh off winning Best Rock Album of the Year at the iHeart Radio Music Awards, Ghost announces the coming of PHANTOMIME, a five-song covers EP intended from the start to follow last year’s international chart-topping opus IMPERA. A diverse and spellbinding sampling of the GRAMMY Award-winning band’s musical DNA, PHANTOMIME is comprised of covers of classics and deep cuts by Television, Genesis, The Stranglers, Iron Maiden and Tina Turner. PHANTOMIME pays tribute in equal measure to every one of these unlikely bedfellow, influences while stamping them all with Ghost’s undeniable sonic signature.

The announcement of PHANTOMIME’s impending release also solves the mystery of Ghost’s recent “Jesus Is Coming” campaign, as referenced in the Good Friday premiere of the newest installment of the band’s long-running webisode series, Chapter 17: Nap Time. PHANTOMIME’s May 18 release via Loma Vista Recordings is heralded by Ghost’s interpretation of Genesis’ 1992 satirical stab at televangelists “Jesus He Knows Me,” available now to stream and download, and as an instant grat track with pre-orders of the EP.

This second coming of “Jesus He Knows Me” is accompanied by an Alex Ross Perry-directed video that will surely make the case that one person’s beauty is another’s blasphemy. Culminating in a climactic ritual that must be seen to be believed, Ghost’s visual interpretation of “Jesus He Knows Me” rises to the occasion in unholy fashion — and then some. Viewer discretion is advised.

The Easter Sunday release of the “Jesus He Knows Me” track and video continues two established Ghost traditions: 1) Following up the release of a full length studio album with uniquely Ghost-ified cover versions, past efforts having included reinterpretations of favorites by Abba, The Beatles, Depeche Mode, Roky Erickson, Eurythmics, Metallica, Pet Shop Boys and many more; and 2) Challenging, confronting and upending societal conventions and authority figures, often taking on specific antagonists — in this case, Father Jim DeFroque, host of the evangelical radio show Jesus Talk with Father Jim DeFroque on KLAQ in El Paso TX — and also star of the “Jesus He Knows Me” video.

The complete track listing for PHANTOMIME is as follows:

“See No Evil” (Television)
“Jesus He Knows Me” (Genesis)
“Hanging Around” (The Stranglers)
“Phantom of the Opera” (Iron Maiden)
“We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)” (Tina Turner)

PHANTOMIME’s release will coincide with Ghost’s first live dates of 2023, beginning with a May/June European run of festival and headline dates including appearances at Primavera Sound 2023 where the band will share a bill with Blur, Depeche Mode, Halsey and Kendrick Lamar, among others, and Sweden Rock Festival 2023, where Ghost will be one of four headliners alongside Def Leppard, Iron Maiden and Motley Crue. Ghost will then make its triumphant return to North America, for its RE-IMPERATOUR U.S.A. 2023 summer tour with special guest Amon Amarth. RE-IMPERATOUR U.S.A. 2023 kicks off August 2nd in Concord, CA, with stops in more than two dozen cities before its two-night finale the Kia Forum in Los Angeles on September 11th and — recently added by popular demand — September 12th.

Photo Credit: Jimmy Hubbard

Andrew Scott Bell talks about scoring “Winnie-The-Pooh: Blood and Honey” & “Deathcember”

Andrew Scott Bell is the composer of the new film “Winnie-The-Pooh: Blood and Honey”, which follows Pooh and Piglet, who have now become feral and bloodthirsty murderers, as they terrorise a group of young university women and an adult Christopher Robin when he returns to the Hundred Acre Wood many years later after leaving for college. He also also co-composed the 2019 film “Deathcember”, which is a collection of 24 films that take a look at the dark side of the festive season.

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