Staind Guitarist Mike Mushok Discusses New Live Album “Live: It’s Been Awhile”

The rock group Staind is back on May 7th with their first release in nine years titled “Live: It’s Been Awhile”. Accompanying the album’s release is a two-night streaming event titled “The Return Of Staind: A Two Part Global Streaming Series”. Media Mikes had the chance recently to talk with Staind guitarist Mike Mushok about the release, the set of streaming performances and the bands plans for going forward.

Adam Lawton: Can you tell us about the decision to release the bands new album now amidst the ongoing pandemic?

Mike Mushok: If this were a record with new material, we would be holding on to it like a lot of other bands are. This was a chance for us to get some material out there as we were trying to put a couple things together at one time. We had filmed the show where we got back together in 2019 at the Foxwoods Casino. We put a lot more than normal into that show and we wanted to capture all of that. Starting May 1st fans can stream that show. The album will come out May 7th and then on May 8th we will be doing another stream celebrating the 20-year anniversary of “Break the Cycle”.

AL: What was it like putting together the “Break the Cycle” show

MM: It is definitely different going out there and performing with no audience. It is almost like a rehearsal that is being filmed. It’s different but, you just get into what you are doing and do the best you can. I thought the venue we chose to film at was great and the lighting looked great as well. I don’t remember how many different cameras were being used but some of what I have seen is really exciting. To go along with the performance is a short documentary which takes fans back to where we were when the album initially was released. I also went back and found a ton of old footage from around that time is well. When I was going through all this stuff, I actually found the footage from our first gig ever in 1995.The cool thing about that was it was filmed about three blocks from where we shot this new performance There’s a lot of other things that fans will get to see besides us performing the record.

AL: How was it as a band revisiting this material?

MM: It was great to be able to go back and revisit such a good time in our career. This was our most successful record and it really changed everything for us. It was cool going back listening to things and relearning that material. There are a few songs that we had never played lived from this record so that was another that was really cool.

AL: The band had plans to go out and tour in 2020 but due to the pandemic those shows were unable to happen. Have there been any talks about trying to reschedule?

MM: We are trying to figure that all out right now. We had originally planned to go out with Disturbed as part of their 20-year celebration of “The Sickness”. That tour was recently cancelled but we are looking at some festival shows in July that we are booked for as well as some shows later in the summer. We are still waiting on confirmation of those so there is still a chance that we will be out there later this year. I think everyone is still just trying to figure stuff out as every place is different which makes things challenging.

AL: How much of an effect did the Pandemic have on the band personally being that you had just gotten back together after some time?  

MM: We had a great plan in place, and it was disappointing. I was definitely looking forward to getting back out there. I can’t complain though as other people have gone and continue to go through way worse things. During that first part of things when I was home, and you couldn’t go anywhere it was nice to be able to be with my family and not have to worry about other obligations. It was great to just be together and now things are starting to get back to the way they were and that is nice also. For the band we are looking to regroup and get things back on track. 2021 seems like it is going to be this feeling out period as more and more things change and open.

AL: Your involved with a couple other projects can you give us an update on those?

MM: I have the band Saint Asonia with Adam Gontier who used to be in Three Days Grace. We are working on some new music and hope to have an EP out sometime soon. Staind is also working on some new material as well. Aaron is finishing up a country record at the moment and once that is done, we can start digging through some of the material we have. I am part owner of the Six String Grill and Stage in Foxboro; Massachusetts and we are starting to look at being able to book shows there again later this year. Combine all of that with being a dad and a husband I am pretty busy (Laughs).

For more info and updates on Staind be sure to visit www.staindofficial.com

Album Review: Lamb of God “Live in Richmond, VA” LP

“Live in Richmond, VA” LP

Lamb of God

Epic Records

Tracks: 10

Our Score: 4.5 out of 5 stars


Originally, released June 19 of 2020Lamb of God’s first new album in five years was met with universal acclaim. The self- titled album landed at number one on the Overall, Rock and Metal iTunes album chart upon release and would then go on to take the coveted #1 spot on Consequences of Sound’s Top 30 Metal + Hard Rock Albums of 2020. “Live in Richmond, VA” was recorded at The Broadberry in the band’s hometown of Richmond, Virginia and gives fans their first live taste of the new material due to the COVID 19 pandemic postponing the bands scheduled spring/summer tour.

When COVID-19 brought the world to a standstill in early 2020 it also brought with it a whole host of questions and problems. For musicians they could no longer support new releases due the traditional routes of promotion being put on hold or cancelled. To combat that artists turned to live streaming performances which fans could watch from the safety of their homes. Lamb of God took that model and ran with it. Over the course of two nights in September of 2020 the band performed their latest self-titled release just as it appears on the studio version. Live albums tend to be hit or miss for me, but I have to say I actually almost prefer the live version of “Lamb of God” to the studio version. Don’t get me wrong the studio version is a great album but this newly released live version really captures the band in their element giving each of the ten songs extra edge and bite. “Momento Mori” and “Resurrection Man” kick off each side of the LP setting the standard high for the tracks which follow. Songs like “Checkmate”, “Gears” and “Poison Dream” pulverize your senses via the razor like vocals of Randy Blythe and the twin guitar attack of Willie Adler and Mark Morton while other songs like “New Colossal Hate”, Bloodshot Eyes” and “On The Hook” go straight in for the kill with thunderous bottom end courtesy of bassist John Campbell and drummer Art Cruz.

This was a record I found myself listening to multiple times in one sitting. A rarity for me as I tend to have a tension span that is a bit on the shorter side especially when it comes to music. The overall mix of the album combined with the bands impressive performance kept me coming back for more even after listening to it in succession. Though I had wished the full live performance had been included on the 150 gram LP as those missing songs would have been a nice bonus but, given the time constraints vinyl present I understand. Thankfully, the complete performance is available in a Deluxe three-disc version of “Lamb of God” which includes the studio version of the record, the live version including two bonus tracks and a live DVD performance. If you missed the initial streams or you want to revisit those performance’s, you will certainly want to grab one of these as you won’t be disappointed.   

Track Listing:

Side: 1

1.) Memento Mori

2.) Checkmate

3.) Gears

4.) Reality Bath

5.) New Colossal Hate

Side:2

1.) Resurrection Man

2.) Poison Dream

3.) Routes

4.) Bloodshot Eyes

5.) On The Hook

‘Live From Las Vegas’ Presents: SPONGE Performing “Rotting Piñata” In Its Entirety!

Livestream March 27th – BUY TICKETS HERE

‘Live From Las Vegas’ is proud to present SPONGE. The Detroit-based Alt-rock icons will deliver a “one-night-only” livestream experience, performing the band’s platinum-selling debut album ‘Rotting Piñata’ in its entirety! The show will take place on Saturday, March 27th at 5:00pm PST, with legendary rock n’ roll historian and personality Eddie Trunk hosting the evening’s proceedings. Following the concert, the band will hold a special ‘Acoustic Storytellers’ VIP Experience via Zoom.

Livestream and VIP Package tickets are available for purchase at sponge.veeps.com

SPONGE vocalist Vinnie Dombroski comments on the upcoming livestream, stating:“Sponge is super excited about the upcoming Live From Las Vegas’ livestream. The top-notch production gives us the opportunity to perform for our audience in a truly unique way, giving our fans a great night of music and interaction. With custom event merch available it’s almost like being front row at a LIVE Sponge show!
About SPONGE:
Sponge has proven to be one of the Motor City’s heaviest hitters after gaining international notoriety with their debut album “Rotting Piñata” (Sony). Emerging from Detroit with hits like “Plowed” and “Molly (16 Candles),” Sponge received massive airplay on radio stations from coast to coast and were in heavy rotation on MTV. Both “Plowed” and “Molly” hit #5 on Billboard’s Modern Rock Charts, catapulting “Rotting Piñata” to Gold, and ultimately Platinum status. 

Sponge’s follow up album, the critically lauded “Wax Ecstatic” (Columbia) scored additional top ten Billboard hits including “Wax Ecstatic” and “Have You Seen Mary?” The band’s music was also featured in popular movies “The Craft,” “Chasing Amy,” “Mall Rats,” and “Empire Records.” 

Sponge’s star continued to rise with network appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman and the Conan O’Brien Show
Sponge’s subsequent releases “New Pop Sunday,” “For All The Drugs in The World,” “The Man,” “Galore Galore,” and “Destroy the Boy ” showcased the band’s swirling sonic attack rooted in 70’s glam, and of course, the Motor City influences of The Stooges, The MC5, and Motown—but still sounding distinctly like no one else. 

“Plowed” continues to be the band’s signature rock track, having been spotlighted on Guitar Hero’s “Warriors of Rock – 90’s Rock Track Pack” – and on the Paper Jamz Guitar Series 2, in addition to the soundtrack for the Gerard Butler surf movie “Chasing Mavericks.”

SPONGE Is:

Vin Dombroski – Vocals

Andy Patalan – Guitar

Jason Heartless – Drums

Kyle Neely – Guitar

Tim Patalan – Bass

Lights, camera, action – a guide to live casino

Online casinos have opened our eyes to a whole world of possibilities. The accessibility to play at home or on-the-go, through a portable device. The convenience to play at any time of day, as games are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and almost instantly. The vast array of gaming options, variations and promotions to entice new players and keep current customers loyal. But then there’s live casino – to help bridge the gap between land-based establishments and online casino gaming. Keep reading as we give you a quick run-down of what live casino is and what you can expect.

What is live casino?

First things first, live casino is exactly that. It mirrors the authenticity of playing at a brick-and-mortar casino, but of course, you’re playing at an online casino. Rather than the computerised graphics that you can expect to find when playing online Blackjack, Roulette, or other casino games, with live casino, what you see is what you get.

Games are filmed through high-definition cameras, which stream the action in real-time, directly to your chosen device. Games are run by professional, human dealers and all the dedicated equipment will be laid out before your very eyes. If you’re playing Roulette, you’ll see the betting table and the dealer stood behind the wheel. The dealer will move the chips to your chosen bets, and spin the wheel, the same way they would at a land-based casino.

What technology is involved in live casino?

As you’d expect, there’s an awful lot of technology involved in ensuring that live casino games run as smoothly and authentically as possible. It all might sound rather complicated, to a beginner. Of course, you don’t need to know about this, in order to play the games themselves – but it’s always interesting to have a bit more of an understanding, or a behind-the-scenes view of things.

While the cameras are incredibly important, and there will be multiple cameras at once, filming different shots and angles, there is something that’s even more important. It’s known as the Game Control Unit, or GCU, and it’s a small device, even smaller than a shoebox. The aim of the GCU is to encode the video that is being broadcast – without it, the games cannot run. Live casino games also employ the use of Optical Camera Recognition, or OCR, and this is what captures any key movement of the game, which then uses a video link to broadcast games to the players. For example, it could pick up the shuffling and dealing of a deck of cards – it’s what makes the gaming experience more life-like, as though players are at a brick-and-mortar casino.

What are the advantages of live casino?

  • Play your favourite casino games in real-time, against human dealers and alongside real players
  • Play games at any time and from anywhere – no waiting around for the casino to open, or worrying about travel time and links
  • Instant access – there are a whole host of different live casino lobbies, and you won’t be left waiting around for games to start. Simply find your game of choice and get playing
  • The ability to socialise – a live chat function allows you to converse with the dealer and fellow players, again all streamed in real-time
  • Promotions – much like online casinos, there will be offers and bonuses awarded to players, specifically for the live casino section of the site/app. Be sure to take advantage of promotions, but always remember to read the accompanying terms and conditions

STEEL PANTHER LAUNCH VIRTUAL PHOTO EXHIBITION “SEX, JPEGS AND ROCK & ROLL” TO SUPPORT LIVE CONCERT PHOTOGRAPHERS


Band Will Curate A New Gallery Every Two Weeks With Prints For SaleIn Various Configurations To Support Concert Photographers Who Have Covered The Band Throughout The Years

https://steelpantherrocks.com/pages/sex-jpgs-rock-n-roll

(Photo by: Niall Fennessy)

First Photographer Niall Fennessy Will Open His Virtual Gallery With An Interview With Stix Zadinia on February 1st at 12:00PM PST

As the music industry waits for a time when touring can return and fans can gather to celebrate the music of their favorite artists again, Steel Panther has begun another charitable endeavor to help support concert photographers that have been sidelined since the Covid-19 pandemic began. Aside from venues, promoters, support staff, and patrons – concert photographers have had no performances to cover since March 2020. 

Steel Panther has decided to partner with 7 of their longtime collaborators to curate a virtual photo exhibition of each individual’s work for a 2-week period. Each photographer has captured the band with their lens at various points of their career. Fans can purchase exclusive prints that were hand-picked by the band and photographers in various configurations with the profits going to help each photographer during this touring shutdown. All images are available as a Premium Matte Poster, Framed Print or Framed Canvas with prices starting as low as $24.99.

The photo exhibition will be available to see and purchase here: https://steelpantherrocks.com/pages/sex-jpgs-rock-n-roll.  

To coincide with the launch of each gallery, an individual band member will interview the photographer about their work, any memories from covering Steel Panther, and allow fans to interact with them when time permits. The first gallery will be by legendary photographer Niall Fennessy who has been following the band for years. Drummer Stix Zadinia will sit down with Niall at 12:00PM PST on February 1st for a chat.

The conversation will be available online afterwards and fans can go to: https://steelpantherrocks.com/pages/sex-jpgs-rock-n-roll to check out the conversation. A new gallery will be available for fans to peruse and purchase and every 2 weeks.  

The schedule for photographers is:

Feb 1: Niall Fennessy – interviewed by Stix

Feb 15: Joe Lester – interviewed by Satchel

Mar 1: Richard Booth – interviewed by Satchel

Mar 15: Evil Robb – interviewed by Michael

Mar 29: Pamela Sprenger – interviewed by Lexxi

Apr 12: Charlie Steffens – interviewed by Michael

Apr 26: David Jackson – interviewed by Stix 

“You see them all the time. They block your view for the first 3 songs and you may even kick them in the back of the head while crowd surfing, but these unsung heroes never complain or kick you back. These photographers have been friends of Steel Panther for a while and we decided for all they have done for us, this was the least we can do. So grab your fancy berets and prepare to learn a thing or two from Steel Panther photography exhibit Sex, JPEGS and Rock & Roll. Admission is free so don’t be cheap and buy something to support these artists.” 

L to R: Lexxi Foxx, Satchel, Michael Starr, Stix Zadinia (Photo by: David Jackson)

Play live casino games in the online casino

Live casino is all about the total experience, the full package. The excitement of the game, the interaction with the dealer and the presence of other gambling lovers: it all plays a part. You feel like you are on a real night out, although you are just sitting at home, in front of your computer. It is not hard to understand why live casino has become so popular over the last few years.

A short history of the live casino

The gambling world has been turned upside-down in the last decade. With the rise of the internet, companies were quick to understand its enormous potential. The online casino was simply a logical next step.

First a number of simple casino games became available for online playing. Although it did not take too long for slot machines and other casino games to become more flashy and modern. This was mainly a result of the improving techniques behind them. Yet something was still lacking. Somehow, the feeling that you get when sitting down at a real table is just different from when you are playing the simulated version of the poker- or roulette game. You miss the interaction with the dealer. Also, a game of blackjack against a computer is significantly less exciting than against a real dealer.

Playing in a live casino attempts to mimick the real casino experience as much as possible. And because the technique keeps getting better, they are doing a remarkably good job at it. So it is definitely not surprising that the live casino has found its rightful place in the gambling world.

Discover the many advantages

Each player has his or her own reasons for choosing a live casino. The most frequently cited reason is the ease offered by such an online casino. You do not have to leave your own home in order to play your favorite game. Most live casinos are opened 24/7 as well. This way, you can decide for yourself whether you’d like to place a bet in the early morning, the late evening or in the middle of the night. The best thing is that you do not have to worry about the clothes you are wearing. After all, there is no one there who can see you wearing jogging pants and an old T-shirt.

Obviously there are many more advantages. For example, you never have to wait until a spot frees up, since each gaming table can be occupied by dozens of different players. Besides, you can see what is happening on your screen in real-time. This way, you no longer have to rely on the Random Number Generator (RNG). For the somewhat sceptical gambler, this will be quite a relief.

How does a live casino work?

For most online casinos a (free) demo version is available of the gambling machines that are listed on the website. This is different for the live casino games. Only paying players are allowed to take part and join one of the tables.

Therefore, if you want to engage in live gambling, you first have to register at the casino. It is recommendable to instantly deposit money in your account as well. After all, there is very little for you to do in the live casino without cash for playing. Once this is settled, it is time to select a playing table. You determine the amount of your bet yourself. Although there might be a minimum or maximum amount set by the casino. After making a bet, the game is ready to start. Since all the action is happening right in front of your face, you will feel the excitement and anticipation cursing right through your vein. This is gambling as it was intended to be.

Game support by professional dealers

The live casino gives you that true casino feeling. This is largely due to the professional dealers supporting the games. These ladies and gentlemen are all dressed up nicely, in a fancy dress or all suited up. This immediately adds to the special atmosphere inside the casino. Of course you will be warmly welcomed before starting the game as well. This way, live gambling truly feels like a fun night out.

Each dealer is stationed at his or her own playing table. Via the webcam and a microphone you can follow everything. You can see how dealers professionally deal the cards or how they drop the ball in the roulette wheel. You will even hear them say the famed words ‘rien ne va plus’. Because everything happens live on your screen, you can respond directly. Would you like to request an extra card during the game of blackjack? And do you dare to bluff during a game of poker or is it wiser to play it safe? If you have any questions, you can ask those in the live chat. This way, you are in constant contact with the dealers of the casino. It is almost as if you are in a real casino.

Live connection with a studio or a casino

Many online casinos work with special webcam dealers. These ladies and gentlemen are located inside a small studio that contains a number of playing tables. However, there is a small number of gambling companies that do this differently. They work together with a real casino, as a result of which you can take a seat at a crowded blackjack or roulette table via your computer. You see the people that are present in the casino at that exact moment in time. And you are just one of them. If that does not count as a special experience?

Online casino with live dealers

For many live casinos, you will have a choice between English-speaking dealers. Generally this does not lead to any real problems. After all, you will not be having in-depth conversations with the dealer in question. Yet some gamblers will be more comfortable to take a seat at a table with a dealer from their own country. For example a dealer in the German, French, Italian or Spanish language. Generally online casinos with a license in Europe offer live casino with dealers from several countries. This way, you can select a dealer and language of your choice. Something that will definitely enhance your experience!

Which games are available in the live casino?

In the live casino, you can find a number of classic table games. This includes card games such as blackjack, baccarat, poker and punto banco. Furthermore, many casinos also offer live roulette. The rules of the game in the live casino are exactly the same as in a real casino. The only difference is that there is a screen between you and the playing table.

Live roulette

In live roulette, it is all about a small ball. Before the game starts, you place your chips on a specific number (or a series of numbers) or a specific color. After that, the question is where the ball will fall. There are many different varieties of this classic casino game. For example, the gaming table for American roulette has a different layout than the one used for European roulette. Subsequently, immersive roulette lets you follow the game from different camera angles. In the live casino you will find out soon enough which variety suits you best.

Live blackjack

Blackjack is one of the most well-known card games in the casino. The goal of the game is simple. You have to get the total point value of the cards as close to 21 as possible. In this game, you have to beat the dealer. Do you end up above 21 points? Then you lose.

Live punto banco

Punto banco is amongst the most famous and simplest varieties of the baccarat game. You only have to decide who gets closer to 9 points with their cards. There are just three options: the player (punto), the bank (banco) or a tie (egalite). Neither the players nor the bank have any influence on the progression of the game. Fate decides. This is why live punto banco is perfectly suited for new players.

Live poker

Does your heart flutter when hearing terms such as ‘royal flush’, ‘full house’ and ‘four of a kind’? Then take a seat at the poker table. Live poker really is a game for experienced players. This is because there are so many different rules and strategies. A novice will quickly find himself lost in the intricacies of the game. If you do not have a lot of experience yet, it is better to start off with a card game such as blackjack or baccarat.

Which gaming table do you select?

You might already have an idea as to what game you would like to play in the live casino. Will it be roulette, blackjack or are you ready for an exciting game of poker? Still, this is not the only choice for you to make. Most casinos boast multiple gaming tables, all of which are markedly different. For example, there are the various varieties of the games. There is Texas Hold’em poker, Caribbean Stud poker, American roulette, European roulette, Double Ball roulette and immersive roulette. And this is only to name a few of the many available variaties.

Many casinos also work with a different minimal bet per gaming table. It is always clearly indicated. This way, you can easily select a game that is best suited to your playing style and budget.

The VIP live casino

Enthusiastic, loyal players are highly valued at many casinos. And for a good reason. They like to gamble with higher amounts and are more daring and willing to take risks. In order to keep those players tied to them, they will be rewarded with a VIP status. With this status, they are entitled to extra casino bonuses, professional guidance and higher bets.

This is why you might just come across a special VIP table in the live casino. It is only accessible for selected players. They will get the best possible treatment. The game is led by the very best dealers and the maximum bet is higher than for other tables. Once you win, this automatically guarantees you a nice profit. Sounds good? Make sure that you are regularly spending time in the casino. Who knows, you might eventually be eligible for the highly desired VIP status.

Live gambling on your desktop, mobile or tablet

Live casino has become extremely popular in the last few years. There are millions of people worldwide who like to take a regular gamble. You could, of course, opt for logging in via your laptop or pc. Although there are many other options. Most gambling companies have developed a special mobile website or app. And these also allow for live casino. This way, you can play a live game of roulette or blackjack while sitting in a cafe, waiting for your 10am meeting.

Please note that the game selection in the mobile casino might be somewhat less extensive than in a regular live casino. The standard games (such as Texas Hold’em poker and French roulette) are oftentimes present. For other variations of these table games, you are still dependent on the desktop version of the website.

Casino TV: is this the future?

Currently, you can already gamble live via your laptop, tablet and your cellphone. In the future, you might not even need those devices. A trend is emerging in the world of online live gambling. This is Casino TV. With this, the most popular casino games will be broadcast live on tv. This allows you to bet without getting up from your lazy chair. Although, Casino TV is still in development and not everywhere available in Europe. However, once the results from other countries turn up promising, this might change. So, who knows, Casino TV might be the future of live gambling.

Reliable casinos for live gambling

Many online casinos are based in Malta or Cyprus. Such as Royal Panda, that has a license of the Maltese gaming authority. The rules for this are very strict, and the gaming authorities are keeping a close watch. Therefore, you can trust that you are able to gamble safely with Royal Panda, Le

FOO FIGHTERS LIVE FROM THE ROXY

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14th
FROM THE STAGE TO YOUR SCREEN WITH THANKS TO COORS LIGHT

TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT 
http://foofighters.co/Roxy

“SHAME SHAME” VIDEO LIVE NOW AT http://foofighters.co/Shame/youtube

Photo Credit: Danny Clinch

Foo Fighters are taking literally no time to bask in the ecstatic reception to their November 7 Saturday Night Live debut performance of “Shame Shame,” the first taste of the 10th FF album, Medicine at Midnight, due out February 5, 2021 on Roswell Records/RCA Records—well, maybe a few seconds, after all Entertainment Weekly did call it a “hypnotic earworm,” Stereogum lauded its “refreshing twist on their signature sound,” and Billboard noted “a groovy, sexy beat”… and that’s quite enough of that because…

On Saturday, November 14th at 5pm Pacific Time, Foo Fighters will be regrouping to mount a full on rock invasion of your living room, when they play a full set streamed live from the Roxy in Hollywood for any and all who buy a ticket for $15 at http://foofighters.co/Roxy. If you can’t be in front of a TV, tablet, phone, laptop etc. at exactly that time, don’t worry: Ticket buyers will have access to replay the full stream for 48 hours from the start of the show. And if that’s not enough… Limited event merchandise will be available at https://shop.foofighters.com/.

Foo Fighters’ Roxy streaming concert event is brought to you in part by the good people at Coors Light, and will feature innovative new technology custom created for this one of a kind Foo Fighters show: Beer’s Eye View. For 25 years, Coors Light has been on stage – and in hand – with Foo Fighters. Now for the first time, Beer’s Eye View will take fans behind the scenes backstage, into the thick of the action onstage, and to the best seat in the house (the VIB a/k/a Very Important Beer section)—all from the unique perspective of a live “Can Cam” attached to Dave’s own Coors Light.

In other boundary breaking Foo Fighters visual news, the official video for “Shame Shame” has premiered at http://foofighters.co/Shame/youtube. Directed by Paola Kudacki and co-starring Dave Grohl and Sofia Boutella, “Shame Shame” renders in stunning black and white an interpretation of a recurring dream that’s haunted Grohl since his childhood days.

Medicine at Midnight is available for preorder at http://foofighters.co/MAM  with exclusive configurations including a purple smoke vinyl available only through the band’s online store and an indie retail-only blue vinyl, and more to be announced.

A portion of proceeds from Foo Fighters’ Roxy streaming show will go to Sweet Relief. Founded in 1993 by Victoria Williams, Sweet Relief Musicians Fund provides financial assistance to all types of career musicians and music industry workers who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems. Sweet Relief is providing immediate assistance to anyone in the music industry who has been financially impacted by COVID-19. Applications are being accepted now, please apply for help or DONATE if you can at SweetRelief.org.

Coors Brewing Company was founded in 1873 by Adolph Coors, who chose the Clear Creek Valley in Golden, Colo., for his new brewery because of the pure water in the nearby Rocky Mountain springs. The brewery’s original and most enduring beer is Coors Banquet (Coors.comFacebook.com/CoorsBanquetYouTube.com/OfficialCoorsBanquet), still brewed exclusively in Golden using only Rocky Mountain water and high-country barley. Coors Light (CoorsLight.comFacebook.com/CoorsLight, @CoorsLight on Twitter, @coorslight on Instagram, YouTube.com/CoorsLight) was introduced in 1978 and now is the second-best-selling beer in the United States. Triple-filtered smooth Keystone Light (KeystoneLight.comFacebook.com/KeystoneLight) is one the country’s most popular economy beers. Learn more at MolsonCoors.com, at Facebook.com/MolsonCoors or on Twitter through @MolsonCoors.

NoCap, the brainchild of Roxy Theater co-owner and musician Cisco Adler along with an all-star list of partners in the music and tech industries, is both a platform and promoter of venue-based livestream concerts giving fans around the world access to intimate live performances with unlimited capacity. With its easy-to-use text-based ticketing technology and custom concert streaming solution, NoCap is providing a much-needed lifeline for artists, crews and venues suffering during the Covid-19 pandemic that will remain a viable outlet post pandemic while becoming the new general admission creating unlimited profit potential for a new live music model. NoCap gives fans globally a chance to experience live shows by top-tier talent in storied venues, including The Roxy (Los Angeles), Belly Up (Solana Beach, CA/Aspen, CO), SOhO (Santa Barbara), Sony Theatre ( NYC ) and even Drive-In Concert Venues across the country , from home or on the go with visually stunning concert-quality sound, creating unforgettable performances. For more info, visit www.nocapshows.com.

FOO FIGHTERS DEBUT NEW SINGLE “SHAME SHAME” ON SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE

STREAMING NOW AT http://foofighters.co/Shame   

NEW ALBUM MEDICINE AT MIDNIGHT NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER AT http://foofighters.co/MAM  

Photo Credit: Danny Clinch

Foo Fighters just transformed Studio 8H at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in to a rock n roll party, with the first ever performance of their smoldering new single “Shame Shame” on the November 7 episode of Saturday Night Live, hosted by friend of the band Dave Chappelle.

“Shame Shame” is the first taste of the band’s forthcoming 10th album, Medicine at Midnight, due out February 5, 2021 on Roswell Records/RCA Records.

Medicine at Midnight is available for pre-order as of… midnight (give or take)—including a limited edition purple swirl vinyl version, available exclusively at http://smarturl.it/FFOnlineStore.

Produced by Greg Kurstin and Foo Fighters, engineered by Darrell Thorp and mixed by Mark “Spike” Stent, Medicine at Midnight packs the following nine songs into a tight-ass 37 minutes:

     Making a Fire
     Shame Shame
     Cloudspotter
     Waiting on a War
     Medicine at Midnight
     No Son of Mine
     Holding Poison
     Chasing Birds
     Love Dies Young

Foo Fighters are Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear, and Rami Jaffee.

VOLBEAT CONFIRMS REWIND, REPLAY, REBOUND: LIVE IN DEUTSCHLAND TO BE RELEASED ON NOVEMBER 27TH VIA REPUBLIC RECORDS

WATCH “CHEAPSIDE SLOGGERS – LIVE IN STUTTGART,” FIRST TRACK FROM THE ALBUM
 
7th STUDIO ALBUM, REWIND, REPLAY, REBOUND, OUT NOW VIA REPUBLIC RECORDS

Volbeat confirm the release of Rewind, Replay, Rebound: Live In Deutschland, available digitally worldwide on November 27th via Republic Records. The new 27 song set features songs recorded during the sold-out German leg of last year’s Rewind, Replay, Rebound World Tour, along with two additional tracks recorded earlier on the tour. The album marks the first official live recordings of 11 songs from the band’s latest studio release, Rewind, Replay, Rebound as well as fan favorites from throughout the band’s career played in front of the their die-hard German fans in cities such as Stuttgart, Cologne and Hamburg. The set, mixed by long time Volbeat collaborator Jacob Hansen, will be available for streaming and download from your favroite digital service. Click here to pre-save.

The first song from Rewind, Replay, Rebound: Live In Deutschland,  “Cheapside Sloggers – Live In Stuttgart,” is available today. Watch the video here.
 
Leading up to the release of Rewind, Replay, Rebound: Live In Deutchland, Volbeat will also be streaming three full shows from the Rewind, Replay, Rebound World Tour via their YouTube channel. The first of these, Live at the Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany, will be streamed on Thursday, October 22nd. Watch volbeat.dk for complete details.
 
Germany holds an important place in the story of Volbeat. From playing their first note on German soil at the Rock Hard Festival in Gelsenkirchen 14 years ago, Germany has embraced the band and lovingly christened themselves the band’s “second home.” Says vocalist/guitarist Michael Poulsen, “the German audience has always had a special place in our hearts, since the very beginning. They have always supported us and still do. It’s amazing to see the impact the fans have had on Volbeat, we’ve become fans of theirs, too.”
 
Recently, Volbeat announced their Record Store Day Black Friday release, Hokus Bonus: a vinyl-only compilation of ‘bonus tracks’ from special and international editions of the band’s previous albums. Limited to 3,000 copies, the LP features brand new cover art from long-time Volbeat illustrator Karsten Sand and will be pressed on “Magician’s Smoke” colored vinyl. Hokus Bonus will also be available November 27th at independent record stores participating in Record Store Day. For a full list, visit https://recordstoreday.com/Stores.

VOLBEAT emerged from Copenhagen in 2001. Since then, they’ve tirelessly clawed their way to hard rock’s upper echelon with endless touring, a string of seven beloved full-length albums which have sold 2.5 M copies in the US alone, and eight #1s on the mainstream rock airplay chart. Their 2010 album Beyond Hell/Above Heaven, which features hit singles “A Warrior’s Call” and “Heaven Nor Hell,” has received RIAA Gold Certification. 2013’s Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies, which includes the Grammy nominated “Room 24” and is also certified Gold, bowed at #9 on the Billboard Top 200 upon release, marking the highest U.S. chart entry for a Danish act since 1997. A distinction that Volbeat topped in 2016 when Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie debuted at #4. The band also released Let’s Boogie! Live At Telia Parken, a concert film and album documenting their landmark 2017 Copenhagen show in front of 48,250 fans, the largest show a Danish band has ever performed in Denmark. Their latest album, Rewind, Replay, Rebound, was released on August 2nd, 2019 and has spawned the hit singles “Last Day Under The Sun,” “Die To Live (feat. Neil Fallon)” and “Leviathan.”

REWIND, REPLAY, REBOUND: LIVE IN DEUTSCHLAND  Track list:

1          Intro/Lola Montez      
2          Pelvis On Fire 
3          Doc Holliday   
4          Sorry Sack Of Bones   
5          The Garden’s Tale
6          Ring Of Fire    
7          Sad Man’s Tongue                  
8          When We Were Kids  
9          Slaytan           
10        Dead But Rising
11        Fallen 
12        Die To Live
13        Seal The Deal 
14        For Evigt
15        7:24
16        Cheapside Sloggers
17        Lonesome Rider         
18        Parasite
19        The Everlasting
20        Cloud 9
21        Last Day Under The Sun         
22        The Devil’s Bleeding Crown   
23        Leviathan
24        Let It Burn      
25        Pool Of Booze, Booze, Booza 
26        Boa [JDM]
27        Still Counting

GWAR Announces “Scumdogs XXX Live”

Presented by Liquid Death and Metal Injection

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of their classic album “Scumdogs of the Universe,” your Lords and Masters GWAR are pleased to announce the “Scumdogs XXX Live” live streaming concert event, presented by Liquid Death and Metal Injection.

This one of a kind experience is set for Friday, October 30th with the pre-show starting at 6:00 PM Eastern. The live stream performance kicks off at 8:00 PM Eastern. Tickets and VIP Packages can be purchased at GWAR.net. The show will be available on demand through November 15th.

Scumdogs XXX Live” will be a full-fledged GWAR performance and a spectacle the likes of which you have never seen. Your Lords and Masters will celebrate this momentous occasion by ripping through the entire “Scumdogs of the Universe” album from front to back. Will there be special guests? You’re goddamn right there will be special guests. Are we going to tell you who they are? No we aren’t, but you can find out for yourself on October 30th.  


Blōthar the Berserker had this to say about the momentous occasion:“We always wanted to do a concert without an audience in the room. The audience is always the worst part. Well, that and the fact that we’re constantly being attacked by a bunch of assholes while we try to get through a set. Man, I hope none of those old school dicks show up to rain on our glorious parade.” 

Watch the trailer for the event HERE.

This past weeked saw GWAR play their first ever drive-in shows at the Diamond in Richmond, VA. For the first time ever GWAR shot blood and spew all over a parking lot full of bohabs in cars. Could there be more in the works? Stay tuned.

Don’t forget, you can help decide who GWAR will kill on stage for the NEXT 4 years!! Register and VOTE in November. Check your registration at: https://www.headcount.org/verify-voter-registration/

DREAM THEATER to Unleash New Live Release “Distant Memories” – Live In London on November 27

Concert Event Recorded in February 2020 Now Availablefor Pre-Order in Audio and Video Formats Here:https://dream-theater.lnk.to/DistantMemoriesLive 

Video for Live Version of “Pale Blue Dot” from theCritically Acclaimed Distance Over Time Can Be Seen Here:https://youtu.be/jsRT8ee97eo

Two-time GRAMMY-nominated and millions-selling progressive music titans Dream Theater are back with the latest live installment to their impressive thirty-one-year catalog of releases. Scheduled for release on November 27th, the band is set to unleash their ninth career live album Distant Memories – Live In London. Recorded at their sold-out show at the Apollo Theatre in London, the live release documents the band’s popular world tour in support of their latest critically acclaimed studio album Distance Over Time and the 20-year anniversary of their seminal concept album Metropolis Part 2 – Scenes From A Memory. Fans can check out the live version of “Pale Blue Dot” from Distant Memories – Live In London here: https://youtu.be/jsRT8ee97eo.  

“Whether you had a chance to see this tour in person and want to relive what was hopefully an awesome concert experience or enjoying the performance on video for the first time, Distant Memories – Live In London very accurately and very beautifully captures the energy and excitement we all felt together at the Apollo this past February,” explains guitarist John Petrucci. 

Distant Memories – Live In London is the band’s first since 2014’s Breaking the Fourth Wall. The new live release will be available in various configurations including digital only, a 3-CD and 2 DVD multibox, a 3-CD and 2 Blu-Ray digipak with slipcase, a limited deluxe 3-CD + 2 Blu-Ray + 2 DVD Artbook and a limited 4-LP and 3-CD box set. The video components will also feature a Behind The Scenes look at the band as they get ready for the shows. All formats of Distant Memories – Live In London are now available for pre-order here: https://dream-theater.lnk.to/DistantMemoriesLive.

The tracklisting for Distant Memories – Live In London is:

1.   Untethered Angel

2.   A Nightmare to Remember

3.   Fall Into the Light

4.   Barstool Warrior 

5.   In the Presence of Enemies – Part 1

6.   Pale Blue Dot

7.   Scenes Live Intro

8.   Scene One: Regression

9.   Scene Two: I. Overture 1928 

10. Scene Two: II. Strange Déjà Vu 

11. Scene Three: I. Through My Words

12. Scene Three: II. Fatal Tragedy

13. Scene Four: Beyond This Life

14. Scene Five: Through Her Eyes

15. Scene Six: Home 

16. Scene Seven: I. The Dance of Eternity

17. Scene Seven: II. One Last Time

18. Scene Eight: The Spirit Carries On 

19. Scene Nine: Finally Free

20. At Wit’s End 

21. Paralyzed (Bonus Track)

Photo Credit: Nidhal Marzouk L to R: John Myung, Jordan Rudess, Mike Mangini, James LaBrie, John Petrucci

The world has now had a chance to experience the latest release, Distance Over Time. After landing at the #1 spot on the iTunes Top Album Chart the day it was released, the album has gone on to be an instant classic among fans and critics alike. The album landed at #5 on the Top Current Album Chart and debuted at #24 on the Billboard 200. It also found a home at #2 on the Hard Music Chart and #3 on the Rock Chart. The band also garnered over 10 million total streams for Distance Over Time through release week, a career high for the band in the streaming age. 

Progressive metal pioneers Dream Theater— James LaBrie (Vocals), John Petrucci (Guitars), Jordan Rudess (Keyboards), John Myung (Bass), and Mike Mangini (Drums) — share a unique bond with one of the most passionate fan bases around the globe as evidenced by their two GRAMMY® Award nominations and 15 million records sold worldwide. The 1992 opus Images & Words received a gold certification and landed on Rolling Stone’s coveted “100 Greatest Metal Albums of All-Time.”Guitar World placed the follow-up Awake at #1 on “Superunknown: 50 Iconic Albums That Defined 1994.” 1996’s A Change of Seasons notably soundtracked NBC’s coverage of Downhill Skiing at the 2002 Winter Olympics. Fans voted the 1999 Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory the “Number One All-Time Progressive Rock Album” in a 2012 Rolling Stone poll. Not to mention, it ranked as the “15th Greatest Concept Album” by Classic Rock.  2009 saw Black Clouds & Silver Linings crash the Billboard Top 200 at #6 as A Dramatic Turn of Events [2011] and Dream Theater [2013] maintained a three-peat in the chart’s Top 10. Consequence of Sound dubbed 2016’s The Astonishing“An absolutely unique experience.  Beyond three platinum and two gold videos, the group was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in 2010. On its 14th full-length and first release for InsideOutMusic / Sony Music, Distance Over Time, the band recharge the brotherhood that has kept them creating music together for over 30 years. It’s Dream Theater at their most dynamic, direct, and definitive.

ALTER BRIDGE to Release Walk The Sky 2.0 Featuring New Song “Last Rites” Written During Covid-19 Lockdown Plus Six Live Tracks

In Stores November 6, 2020 via Napalm Records | Pre-Order Here: https://smarturl.it/WalkTheSky2.0

Watch the Official Video for New Single “Native Son” Here:https://youtu.be/A514cEfnbcA

Since the band announced the cancellation of their entire 2020 touring schedule, Alter Bridge has taken time to do what they are known best for – creating. Never a band to take a lot of personal time off, the band reviewed live recordings from their shows in January/February 2020 to pick a few of their live favorites of songs from their latest album Walk The Sky. This led bandmembers Myles Kennedy, Mark Tremonti, Brian Marshall and Scott Phillips to begin sharing ideas for a new studio song. Those collective ideas would yield a new, original song entitled “Last Rites” – a track written, recorded and completed entirely during the Covid-19 lockdown.  The final version of “Last Rites”, along with live versions of “Wouldn’t You Rather,” “Pay No Mind,” “Native Son,” “Godspeed,” “In the Deep” and “Dying Light”, will form the new 7-song EP, Walk The Sky 2.0.

The new Walk The Sky 2.0 EP is now available for pre-order in various configurations. These include a Jewelcase CD (available worldwide), Jewelcase CD + t-shirt (Napalm Records exclusive worldwide except North America), CREAM colored Vinyl Gatefold LP (available worldwide), and a limited edition Inkspot Yellow/Black Marbled Vinyl Gatefold LP (Napalm Records Mailorder only). The album will also be available in a digital bundle with the original Walk The Sky and Walk The Sky 2.0 together as well as a limited edition 2-CD Earbook with both versions included (Napalm Records Mailorder only).

All versions of Walk The Sky 2.0 can be ordered here: https://smarturl.it/WalkTheSky2.0.

The tracklisting for Walk The Sky 2.0 is:

1)     Last Rites

2)     Wouldn’t You Rather (Live)

3)     Pay No Mind (Live)

4)     Native Son (Live)

5)     Godspeed (Live)

6)     In The Deep (Live)

7)     Dying Light (Live)

In other news, Alter Bridge are releasing a new single from their latest album, Walk The Sky, entitled “Native Son,” which has racked up over five million worldwide streams to date, and is currently impacting at radio. In celebration of this announcement, the band have released an official video for the song. The video – an animated short created completely using stop-animation techniques and incorporating origami to create a unique visual effect – starts by following a dark figure set in a prairie farmland setting. The viewer finds the character struggling to survive as that backdrop then morphs and gives way to industrialization and a city overtaking the original landscape. The visuals echo the lyrical sentiment of: “I’m a native son in a foreign land. I’m just living in a world I can’t understand.”

The video for “Native Son” was created by Stefano Bertelli and can be seen here: https://youtu.be/A514cEfnbcA

Photo Credit: Dan Sturgess L to R: Scott Phillips, Myles Kennedy, Mark Tremonti, Brian Marshall

Alter Bridge burst onto the music scene in 2004 with the release of their gold-selling debut, One Day Remains. In 2007, the band released Blackbird, the album that elevated the band’s profile worldwide. The epic solo in the title track “Blackbird” was voted “Greatest Guitar Solo Of All Time” by Guitarist Magazine. ABIII was released in 2010 and the single “Isolation” gave the band their first #1 single. In 2013, the band reached an elevated creative and critical plateau with Fortress. It bowed at #12 on the Billboard Top 200, moving over 30,000 copies first-week and earning unanimous tastemaker praise. The record garnered perfect scores from Total Guitar and KERRANG! as well as acclaim from BillboardThe GuardianLoudwireUltimate Guitar, and many more. In between sold out tours in Europe and North America, the guys appeared on VH1 and graced the cover of Classic Rock Magazine who labeled Fortress, “The best thing they’ve ever done,” while Eddie Trunk called it, “A top 10 album of the last 10 years.” 2016’s The Last Hero gave the band their first Top 10 album since their debut. Alter Bridge has appeared on The Tonight Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live and their music has been used by the WWE, Major League Baseball and NASCAR to name a few. The band recently released the video and audio of their career highlight, Live At The Royal Albert Hall, featuring Alter Bridge backed by the 52-piece Parallax Orchestra led by conductor Simon Dobson. Alter Bridge released their latest album Walk The Sky (Napalm Records) to critical acclaim and career milestone chart success. The latest album brought the band their first ever #1 on Top Current Albums chart. The band’s newest release found a home at #1 on over a dozen charts around the globe and in December 2019, Guitar World magazine voted Mark Tremonti the Guitarist of the Decade. Alter Bridge are showing no signs of slowing down. 

JINJER Announces Alive In Melbourne Live Album

Pre-Orders Available Now Order HERE

Ukrainian modern metal leaders JINJER have announced the official release of the audio recordings from one of the last metal shows played on the planet before the global Covid-19 lockdown: their ferocious sold out Melbourne, Australia performance on March 5, 2020.

Their newly announced upcoming live album, Alive In Melbourne features stunning artwork by gifted JINJER fan Gabriel Nicoletti, includes 17 tracks in total (see tracklist below) and will be released on November 20, 2020 via Napalm Records.

Commented the band: “Some shows just deserve to be carved in stone and memorialized forever. This was the case regarding our first ever Australian tour in March 2020, where we hit a few milestones all at once: we finally played on every continent there is to play on, our first time in down under was a complete sellout and more importantly we experienced the love, passion and craziness we’ve always heard so much about the Australian crowd. Hell, there were even fans from New Zealand that showed up to the party. Now, after nearly half year of lockdown I can barely watch this footage without shedding a few tears. If any of you knew how much time, patience, nerves and effort we put into making this live album possible- you would probably be surprised we managed to pull it off at all. Adversity kept coming and coming, and coming at us again and again but here we are : Alive in Melbourne 2020 is real and it’s coming out in all it’s visual and sonic glory! Let’s watch it, listen to it and let’s remember how a real metal gig should look and sound: the sweat, the volume, the performance and the crowd … we need this feeling back! I am proud that we managed to capture this place in time and share it with you as our first official live album!”

Coinciding with the announcement, the band has also released a live video for their pummeling tech groove track “Teacher, Teacher!”, the opening song of the afore-mentioned show.

Watch “Teacher, Teacher!” HERE

Alive In Melbourne is now available for pre-order and will be released in various lavish editions, listed below.

Alive In Melbourne Tracklist

01. Intro

02. Teacher, Teacher!

03. Sit Stay Roll Over

04. Ape

05. Judgement & Punishment

06. I Speak Astronomy

07. Who Is Gonna Be The One

08. Noah

09. Retrospection

10. Perennial

11. On The Top

12. Pit Of Consciousness

13. Home Back

14. Words Of Wisdom

15. Pisces

16. Captain Clock

17. Outro

Deluxe Edition Napalm Mailorder Only

Jewel Case + T-Shirt Napalm Mailorder Only

Pink/Black Marbled Vinyl Napalm Mailorder Only

Jewel Case Worldwide

Digital Album Worldwide

THE B-52s: LIVE AT US FESTIVAL TO ARRIVE ON DVD AND DIGITAL ON SEPTEMBER 4, 2020 FROM SHOUT! FACTORY

Travel back in time to a carefree Labor Day weekend in 1982, when The B-52s: Live At The US Festival comes to DVD and digital platforms on September 4th, from Shout! Factory. The performance features all five founding band members, and the film is dedicated to Ricky Wilson, who passed away 5 years after the US Festival performance. In brand-new interviews included in The B-52s: Live At The US Festival, band members Fred Schneider, Kate Pierson, and Cindy Wilson talk about Ricky, and what he meant to their unique sound, along with memories of performing at the US Festival.

Dance this mess around with the all-time, good-time party band The B-52s in a wild and unforgettable live performance. This hour-long set, recorded at the inaugural US Festival in 1982, had the crowd dancing from start to finish, and was considered to be one of the best of the entire festival.

“It was hot as hell in the desert but as soon as we got going we had the audience dancing up a dust storm,” says Fred Schneider.

This rare footage shows off the joyous energy and unique spirit that has been a hallmark of their music and live performances for over 40 years.
Packed with 13 hits and favorites from the group’s early years, including “Rock Lobster,” “Planet Claire,” Private Idaho,” and others, Live At US Festival is the first-ever live concert DVD release from The B-52s’ classic era, and a tasty slice of rock history that’s an absolute must-see for anyone who likes to party out of bounds!

The B-52s: Live At The US Festival is available for pre-order now at Shoutfactory.com and amazon.com.

The B-52s: Live At The US Festival Performances:

Party Out Of Bounds

Give Me Back My Man                                                                               

Planet Claire

Throw That Beat In The Garbage Can                            

Lava

Mesopotamia

6060-842

Big Bird

52 GirlsDance

This Mess Around

Private Idaho

Rock Lobster

Strobe Light 

About Shout! Factory: Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast entertainment distribution network which delivers culturally relevant programming, movie and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America and across multiple platforms. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Studios, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Shout! Factory Films, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.

About The B-52s: Selling over 20 million albums worldwide, The B-52s—Fred Schneider [vocals], Kate Pierson [vocals], Cindy Wilson [vocals], — have quietly impacted alternative music, fashion, and culture over the course of four-plus decades. They count John Lennon, Madonna, James Murphy, and Michael Stipe among their disciples. Panic! At The Disco, Blood Orange, The Offspring, Pitbull, Roger Sanchez, and DJ Shadow have sampled classics from the band’s discography as Seth MacFarlane’s FamilyGuyThe Simpsons, Sugarland, and more offered up covers of their own. They inched towards the forefront of the post-punk movement in America codified by 1979’s self-titled The B-52s. Not only did the record go gold, but it also placed at #152 on Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Albums of All Time” and #99 on VH1’s “Greatest Albums of All Time.” The gold-selling Wild Planet arrived hot on its heels in 1980. With Keith Strickland brilliantly filling the void in with music composition and live show guitar duties, 1989’s watershed Cosmic Thing elevated the B-52s to another galaxy altogether. It moved 5 million-plus units and spawned a string of Top 10 smashes in the form of the GRAMMY®-nominated “Roam” and “Love Shack”—which Rolling Stone lauded on the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time.”

JINJER Releases “Pisces” Live At Wacken Open Air 2019 Video

[Photo Credit: Tementiy Pronov

Watch HERE
New Album, Macro, Out Now via Napalm Records
Get Your Copy HERE

While the majority of the metal community are enjoying the premiere of the Wacken World Wide XR live streams in this pandemic-struck summer, Ukrainian heavy hitters JINJER are celebrating the one-year anniversary of their groundbreaking Wacken Open Air 2019 performance by unleashing a blistering live video of their breakthrough song, “Pisces”, captured at the festival. Embody the summer concert vibe and witness JINJER taking the crowd at the world’s permiere metal festival by storm!

Pisces” is the second track released from this historical show, with “Perennial” being the first released from the Wacken sessions – boasting over 3.2 million views and counting. 

WATCH “Pisces” Live At Wacken Open Air 2019 HERE

Devastating riffs, aggressive vocals, powerful melodies and astonishingly deep lyrics are what make their new album, MacroJINJER’s most advanced and undeniable album yet – taking the listener on a journey of trauma, power struggle and greed with a progressive groove metal backdrop. 

Order Macro as well as the Micro EP HERE, and watch more videos below: 

Judgement & Punishment”: WATCH

On The Top”: WATCH

Pit Of Consciousness”: WATCH

On The Top Live In Kiev”: WATCH

Retrospection“: WATCH

Pit Of Consciousness Live In Kiev”: WATCH

About JINJER:
In under 10 years, the four-piece progressive groove metal wrecking machine known as JINJER have carved their very own place in the heavy metal landscape and are poised to go even further in 2019 and beyond. Hailing from Donetsk, this Ukrainian musical oddity formed in 2009, but consider the official start of the band with the addition of the incredible vocalist and femme fatale, Tatiana Shmayluk, in 2010. Since then, JINJER have been nominated and won the Best Ukrainian Metal Act award for Best Ukrainian Metal Band multiple times.  JINJER have built upon the successes of their previously released Micro EP with their latest full-length, Macro – boasting impressive worldwide chart debuts, remarkable critical acclaim, and millions of track streams and YouTube views – all the while selling out the vast majority of their international live performances in support. With Macro, JINJER have truly arrived in metal stardom territory and are on the verge of conquering it.

JINJER is:

Vocals: Tatiana Shmayluk

Guitar: Roman Ibramkhalilov

Bass: Eugene Abdukhanov

Drums: Vlad Ulasevich