WOLFGANG VAN HALEN RELEASES FIRST PIECE OF MUSIC FROM HIS SOLO BAND MAMMOTH

The Video for the Debut Single “Distance” – A Tribute to His Father and Guitar Icon Eddie Van Halen – Can Be Seen Here: https://youtu.be/HI3aPJkZmNU

https://found.ee/MammothWVH

Proceeds from the sale of the single will benefit The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation

Everybody has a name they are born with. Having one of the most recognizable names in entertainment, Wolfgang Van Halen has been preparing to release music from his solo band Mammoth WVH for some time. That plan was altered when his father and guitar icon Eddie Van Halen called him and told him his cancer had returned. Wolfgang decided to put everything on hold to be with his father through his battle. During that time, Wolfgang was writing material for his upcoming solo album (available via Explorer1 Music Group/EX1 Records in 2021) for which the first single “Distance” would be born. The song is available via all digital service providers here: https://found.ee/MammothWVH.

“As my pop continued to struggle with various health issues, I was imagining what my life would be like without him and how terribly I’d miss him. While the song is incredibly personal, I think anyone can relate to the idea of having a profound loss in their life,” explains Wolfgang Van Halen. 

Writing the song and performing all of the instrumentation and vocals for Mammoth WVH, “Distance” is an open letter to his father – one Wolfgang was fortunate to play for his dad and would become a favorite of Eddie’s – declaring “no matter what the distance is, I will be with you.” The video for the song is created from a collection of family home movies through the years and offers an inside look in to one of music’s most notable personalities. Chronicling the family through the years, the video ends with a touching voicemail left from Eddie to his son. The video for “Distance” can be seen here: https://youtu.be/HI3aPJkZmNU

“I never intended ‘Distance’ to be the very first piece of music people would hear from me, but I also thought my father would be here to celebrate its release. This is for him. I love and miss you, Pop.”

An organization that is very close to the Van Halen family is the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation. Eddie was very supportive of the organization via numerous donations throughout his lifetime. Following in his father’s footsteps in another way, Wolfgang is donating his portion of all proceeds from “Distance” to the foundation. 

“Our connection with Eddie grew out of his generous nature, his delight in seeing kids learn and play music, and ultimately understanding what’s important in life. Eddie lived out loud through his music, and I believe that he wanted to see that kind of expression ignite in the students. Music saved him and he loved giving back through what we do for kids through the power of music. Thank you, Eddie. We’ll never forget you.” – Felice Mancini, the President and CEO of The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation

Photo Credit: Travis Shinn

CRO-MAGS ADDRESS PTSD WITH MUSIC VIDEO “BETWEEN WARS” A Conversation with Harley Flanagan and Michael Imperioli

In The Beginning, New Album Out Now

Watch the Music Video and Interview “Between Wars” Now @ Consequence of Sound.

CRO-MAGS kingpin Harley Flanagan is back with “Between Wars,” the gripping new music video from their latest opus In The Beginning, available everywhere now on Mission Two Entertainment. The track lends its name to Between Wars, the independent film starring Flanagan and The Sopranos star Michael Imperioli, due out later this year.

“This song was a lot of fun to work on as it gave me a chance to do something completely different,” says Flanagan about the instrumental track. “I recorded the song with just bass and drums, followed by all the arpeggiated guitar parts, and eventually I added the cellos and did Hungarian-style throat singing. I was inspired to add the cellos when I first heard Carlos “Lamont” Cooper playing in the NYC subway where he plays to make a living. Turns out he’s an ex-gangbanger from NJ who has had a hard life and although we have had very different experiences, we have a lot of things in common; PTSD will do that.”

Imperioli adds, “Harley’s involvement and performance in Between Wars is organic, natural and necessary. He fit into the role like a glove. The life experience he brings to the project is authentic and true and he made us all raise our games.”

Imperioli and Flanagan sat down with the movie’s director Tom Phillips to discuss the music video, the film, and the importance of music scores and soundtracks. Between Wars takes an intimate look at the struggle of re-entering civilian life post-combat. The film follows veteran Marine Franny Malloy (Shaun Paul Costello) as he struggles with integrating himself back home in NYC after returning from the war in Afghanistan. Battling PTSD and self-destructive behaviors, he finds his only hope in fellow Marine turned PTSD psychologist, Sarge, played by Michael Imperioli. Harley Flanagan plays McManus, an old school Bronx Irish gangster and general madman.

It’s been a few productive years for Flanagan lately, who after forming the CRO-MAGS in 1983, legally asserted his original rights to the band name last year in a well-publicized lawsuit. “In many ways, it is a new beginning and also a tribute to where it all began,” reflects the frontman on the band’s first album in 20 years, In The Beginning.

In The Beginning is available now on CD, cassette and limited edition vinyl.

“The founding band of hardcore punk” – ROLLING STONE

“A hybrid of ‘80s and ‘90s anthemic hardcore full of underlying anger” – BLABBERMOUTH

“Fast punk and thrashy breakdowns” – DECIBEL

“Hits like a ton of bricks” – PUNK NEWS

“This one’s gonna snap a few bones and blacken an eye” – NEW NOISE

“An absolutely ripping album” – BLUNT

“Fast-paced, raw, blazing and blistering” – CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND

“A two-stepping salute to four-chord classic hardcore” – METAL HAMMER

JOHN 5 to Kick Off NBA Season with Live Music Performance from Tyla Yaweh and Tommy Lee on ESPN House’s Virtual Fan Experience This Saturday

ESPN’s NBA Digital Pregame Show Hoop Streams Returns with Five Episodes as the NBA Season Resumes

Hoop Streams Presented by Google Featuring Host Cassidy Hubbarth with NBA Champion Kendrick Perkins and Amin Elhassan Tips Off Friday Leading into ESPN’s First NBA Seeding Game

To celebrate the restart of the NBA season, ESPN House returns with a virtual fan experience for the tip-off of the NBA on ESPN. The experience will be anchored by a live musical performance from rapper and songwriter Tyla Yaweh with special guests Tommy Lee and John 5. The performance will be streamed on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and the ESPN app on Saturday, August 1 at 5:10 p.m. ET prior to Hoop Streams. ESPN House will also feature content from The Undefeated on ESPN.com surrounding social justice efforts. 

“I have a long time friendship with Tommy Lee and we have worked on some really great music together,” JOHN 5 says. “I really love how the remix turned out and loved working with new friends Tyla and Post Malone. I love this song and I’m proud to be a part of this.” 

Tyla Yaweh – the Orlando-raised, LA-based genre-bending star – launched his career with 2019’s critically acclaimed project Heart Full of Rage, which boasted equal parts trap, hip hop and rock. Along the way, the project, which included the break-out song “High Right Now,” and subsequent singles like “I Think I Luv Her” ft. YG and “Understand Me,” helped him amass over 351 million streams, He has collaborated with names like Wiz KhalifaFrench MontanaSki Mask The Slump GodJuice WRLD and PnB Rock. Tyla also joined Post MaloneSwae Lee and Jaden Smith on the 2019-2020 Runaway Tour across multiple continents and made rousing appearances at festivals such as Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Governors Ball, Firefly, Life Is Beautiful, Rolling Loud, Reading and Leeds and more. 

Aptly titled RAGER BØY, his upcoming debut studio album encapsulates the world in which Tyla Yaweh resides. With “Tommy Lee” as the lead single, the stage is set for star-studded features (including Post Malone on “Tommy Lee,” Tommy Lee himself on a remix, and DaBaby on the newly-released anthem “Stuntin’ On You”), new vibes and uncharted territory, musically. Tommy Lee’s new album, ANDRO, will be released on October 16, 2020. 

Hoop StreamsESPN’s digital NBA pregame show, returns for five episodes between Friday, July 31 and Monday, August 3 – as the NBA season resumes. Cassidy Hubbarth will host Hoop Streams presented by Google on July 31 from 6-6:30 p.m. ET at ESPN’s Bristol, Conn. studios, with analyst and NBA Champion Kendrick Perkins and fellow analyst Amin Elhassan appearing remotely. Hoop Streams presented by Google will lead into ESPN’s first NBA Seeding Game telecast as the Boston Celtics take on the Milwaukee Bucks at 6:30 p.m. ET. All editions of Hoop Streams are available on ESPN’s Twitter and YouTube platforms and via the ESPN App

The trio of HubbarthPerkins and Elhassan will return for Hoop Streams pregame shows on Saturday, August 1, at 8 p.m. ET and again on Monday, August 3, at 8:30 p.m. ET. Each edition of Hoop Streams will include special guest appearances, commentary on topical NBA news items, and a preview of the upcoming games on ESPN platforms. 

In addition, the Hoop Streams team of Christine WilliamsonOmar Raja and Gary Striewski will lead shows on Saturday, August 1, at 5:30 p.m. ET and on Monday, August 3, at 6 p.m. ET. Raja will participate from the NBA Florida Campus and the Walt Disney World Resort, while Williamson and Striewski will be located at ESPN’s Bristol Conn. studios. These shows will feature on-site updates from Raja and viral video content. For ESPN and ABC’s NBA Restart schedule, visit ESPN Press Room

Hoop Streams schedule July 31-August 3
Date
Fri, July 31

Sat, Aug. 1

Sat, Aug. 1

Mon, Aug. 3

Mon, Aug. 3
Time (ET)6-6:30 p.m.

5:30-6 p.m.

8-8:30 p.m.

6-6:30 p.m.

8:30-9 p.m.
CommentatorsCassidy Hubbarth, Kendrick Perkins, Amin Elhassan
Christine Williamson, Omar Raja, Gary Striewski
Cassidy Hubbarth, Kendrick Perkins, Amin Elhassan
Christine Williamson, Omar Raja, Gary Striewski
Cassidy Hubbarth, Kendrick Perkins, Amin Elhassan

5 Benefits of Enrolling Your Child in Music Lessons

Have you ever thought about enrolling your child in music lessons? It can be hard work for any parent to keep their children busy. However, it can be even harder for parents to keep their children busy with healthy activities that actually help support their development. Human development research shows that childhood is the most important period for a child’s brain development, and early activities can have a lasting impact on a child’s ability to succeed later on in life.

Now, does this mean you have to keep your children in a bubble so they never get hurt? Of course not. However, there are some activities out there that might be beneficial for your child to get started with— such as music lessons!

Below, we have listed the five benefits of enrolling your child in music lessons. Check it out!

1. Music lessons help children develop language skills.

It is common knowledge that not all children begin speaking at the same time, and some take to the art-of-gab much faster than others. For a child who is having trouble expressing themselves verbally, however, music lessons may allow them the chance to “speak” in a different way while they practice. Many studies have found a connection between music and language development in kids. One notable study by MIT recently found that music lessons were just as helpful for children as extra reading lessons when it came to developing language.

2. Music lessons help children develop motor skills.

If you’ve ever tried to slide a bow across the strings of a violin, press the pedals of a drum set, or get your right hand to play the piano at one pace while your left hand plays at an entirely different pace; then you know that music is an extremely physical activity. With consistent practice, children who take lessons will get the chance to develop not only their music skills but also their motor skills.

3. Music lessons help children learn patience.

Remember those tricky violin strings, that confusing drum pedal, and those different piano notes for different hands that we just talked about above? Well, all of those things happen to take hard work and patience to master. Children in music lessons will not be masterful at any of the techniques when they begin—and, as their parent, you will probably get exhausted of hearing them miss the same ear-screeching note again and again. However, in this process of trying and failing, children are developing key traits: the art of hard work, determination, and patience. Even if they don’t end up becoming the next Beethoven, they will still be able to take these skills with them into the rest of their lives.

4. Music lessons help children develop creativity.

Along with hard work, music lessons also foster a sense of creativity in children. If you have a child who yearns for the chance to build kingdoms, tell stories, and think outside the box, then music lessons could give them the perfect opportunity to unleash this creativity! Creative thinking not only helps satisfy a child’s appetite for life, but it also leads to better outcomes in adulthood. Creative thinkers learn how to be productive and proactive, develop problem-solving skills, and navigate many different situations in life. Music lessons can be the perfect activity to help your child build these key skills.

5. Music lessons can help children gain confidence!

Finally, music lessons help children gain confidence in their ability to learn and succeed at challenges. Even if the notes don’t sound perfect—or, let’s face it, even close to perfect—your child can still feel a sense of accomplishment over learning that new song on the piano, or finally figuring out how to read a sheet of music, or having the courage to sing in front of a crowd at class recital. No matter what your children’s goals are, the simple act of having a goal and moving towards it can help them feel a sense of pride in what they’ve accomplished.

What about you? For those of you who took music lessons as a child, comment down below to share what you learned. For those of you looking for a recommendation, we’ve found Sloan to have competitive rates on music lessons prices.

How Does Music Affect Our Behavior and Life Habits?

Music, drink, and food have always been connected, but only recently scientists have decided to examine in more detail the connection between our senses and our subconscious, on the one hand, and the influence of music and food on them, on the other.

We can connect the influence of music to people’s habits by examining an interactive chart displaying the 20 songs that have spent the most time at No. 1 in 22 countries in the last decade, as well as the different characteristics of each track. Exactly the characteristics of the songs, such as tempo and energy, have the biggest influence on how listeners feel. Better we feel about some song, better are chances it will top the chart in our country, and more influence it will have on our lives.

What Kind of Motivation Do Lower Tones Give Us?

Lower tones encourage us to eat healthily. When we decide to have dinner at our favorite restaurant, we often don’t pay attention to the music that’s playing in the background. The quieter the music (everything below 55 decibels), the greater our concentration on choosing a healthy and nutritious meal. Quiet music and a calm atmosphere encourage us to focus on ourselves and enjoy our dinner.

For example, by looking at the above-mentioned interactive chart, we can come to a conclusion that countries in which people more enjoy while heaving a meal, i.e. who are more relaxed with lower average energy scores of the songs proving popular, were South Africa (58/100), the UK (61/100), and Portugal (61/100). The song with the lowest energy in this chart was Ed Sheeran’s “I See Fire” which topped the charts in Sweden for eight weeks, scoring just 5 out of 100 on the scale.

Influence of Tones on Healthy Living

Music encourages us to burn more calories. It has been scientifically proven that energetic music encourages movement and dance. That’s why we always make such playlists when we walk, run, or work out in the gym. There’s no way music won’t move you when you hear, say, Latino rhythms.

Spain is the country where fans preferred more energetic tunes with an average energy score of 81 out of 100. Carlos Vives and Shakira’s hit “La Bicicleta” proved to be the most energetic song in its chart (94/100). So, it seems that Spaniards burn their calories in a jiffy…

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Music and Appetite

Harmonious tones for better appetite. If you have a problem with an appetite or you never have enough time to eat in peace, music can help you solve this problem as well. Prepare a healthy dinner, full of vitamins, and play a track from the classical repertoire or ballad. Make sure the tones are harmonious and soothing – and enjoy.

According to this, the Portuguese have an enormous appetite. It was found that Portugal has the slowest tempo in its No. 1 songs at just 104 BPM. Drake’s hit “God’s Plan” is the slowest song in their chart at just 77 BPM.

Higher Tones – Tastier Beer

The connection between the taste of beer and the melody of different musical genres is the subject of interest of a large number of neuroscientists. They discovered that our senses are interconnected in a very specific way that can give us an answer to the question – how does our favorite beer “sound”?

Research conducted 4 years ago showed that fans of this beverage associate high tones with a sweeter taste of beer, while it gets a bitter taste if we listen to lower tones and more penetrating bass. It’s interesting that experimental jazz and dissonant tones, for example, cause a sensation of acidity when consuming beer.

Translated into music genres, that would mean that lighter beers go better with pop music, while darker beers go better with heavy metal.

Heavy Metal Legend DEE SNIDER Reveals Music Video for Live Version of “I Am The Hurricane”

Headbang at Home with the “I Am The Hurricane” Live Music Video HERE

New Live Album & DVD/Blu-Ray, For The Love of Metal Live,
out July 31, 2020 via Napalm Records | Pre-Order HERE

[Photo Credit: John Raptis]
Experience electrifying DEE SNIDER concert moments and more from your home!
Legendary heavy metal frontman, actor and radio personality DEE SNIDER recently announced the July 31, 2020 release of For The Love Of Metal Live, a larger than life live album and DVD/Blu-Ray set available via Napalm Records.

Music lovers around the world are craving the return of live concert experiences, and For The Love Of Metal Live isjust the thing to keep live music where it belongs – with the fans! Combined behind-the-scenes footage, various detailed interview clips, insightful personal commentary and electrifying live performances make this release an entertaining experience that every heavy metal fan needs in their collection.

Today, DEE SNIDER has revealed a new live video cut from For The Love Of Metal Live – featuring his energetic performance of “I Am The Hurricane”! The seductive, metallic first notes of the track combine with ominous guitar-driven atmosphere as DEE SNIDER dominates the powerful lyrics of the track – denying opposition at his every turn and leaving doubters in his wake. The track takes on a whole new level of confidence in its live setting, as it transforms into an even more heartfelt rallying cry to all to rise above hostility.

DEE SNIDER says about “I Am The Hurricane” Live:
“If there is ever a repeated message in my songs it’s this: Stand up, fight back, don’t take any sh*t from anybody, and f*ck anybody who gets in your way or tries to put you down. It’s a message that constantly needs to be reinforced in us all, myself included. “I Am the Hurricane” is that reinforcement!”
Watch the For The Love Of Metal Live version of 
“I Am The Hurricane” 
HERE
The For The Love Of Metal Live DVD/Blu-Ray and accompanying live album (available in various formats, see below) features audio captured from several DEE SNIDER festival performances worldwide – from the United States to Europe, Australia and beyond. In addition to tracks from Snider’s solo catalog like “I Am The Hurricane” and “For The Love Of Metal”Twisted Sister favorites such as “I Wanna Rock” and “We’re Not Gonna Take It”, and even a cover of AC/DC’s “Highway to Hell”, the audio portion of For The Love Of Metal Live also features a brand new original studio track, “Prove Me Wrong” – a thrashing, confident metal hit.

Check out the recently released lyric video for “Prove Me Wrong” HERE.
Select audio editions and the DVD/Blu-Ray also feature additional bonus live material and personal footage, with the DVD/Blu-Ray including even more special bonus interview content. The interviews feature Snider himself discussing his famed PMRC hearing, opening for Motörhead and more. DEE SNIDER fanatics won’t want to miss For The Love Of Metal Live!
Pre-Order For The Love Of Metal Live HERE 
DEE SNIDER says about the state of live music in 2020:

“While live entertainment has been curtailed for now, we cannot let the spirit of live entertainment die within us. Any music I’ve ever loved and listened to, I always imagine what it would be like live. When I was young and couldn’t go to shows, all I had was what I thought the bands would be like live. We must keep our desire to see and hear the great new music out there in concert, because that’s its true habitat.  Bands on stage with fans cheering them on in the audience is the way the rock gods intended it to be.”

For The Love Of Metal Live Track Listings:

Digital Album
1. Lies Are a Business                              
2. Tomorrow’s No Concern                              
3. You Can’t Stop Rock ’N’ Roll               
4. The Beast                                                     
5. American Made                                            
6. Under the Blade                                          
7. The Kids Are Back                                         
8. Become the Storm                             
9. We’re Not Gonna Take It                             
10. I Am the Hurricane                                     
11. Burn In Hell                                                 
12. I Wanna Rock                                                       
13. For the Love of Metal                                 
14. Highway To Hell                                         
15. Ready to Fall                                              
16. The Fire Still Burns                            
17. Roll Over You                                              
18. Prove Me Wrong   
 
CD
1. Lies Are A Business
2. Tomorrow’s No Concern
3. You Can’t Stop Rock ‘N’ Roll
4. The Beast Live
5. American Made
6. Under The Blade
7. The Kids Are Back
8. Become The Storm
9. We’re Not Gonna Take It
10. I Am The Hurricane
11. Burn In Hell
12. I Wanna Rock Live
13. For The Love Of Metal
14. Highway To Hell
15. Prove Me Wrong
 
DVD/Blu-Ray
1. Lies Are A Business
2. Pain of Traveling (Interview)
3. Tomorrow’s No Concern
4. You Can’t Stop Rock ‘N’ Roll
5. New Record (Interview)
6. The Beast
7. American Made
8. Under The Blade
9. Song Writing (Interview)
10. The Kids Are Back Live
11. Become The Storm
12. We’re Not Gonna Take It
13. WNGTI (Interview)
14. I Am The Hurricane
15. Burn In Hell Live
16. Rock of Ages (Interview)
17. I Wanna Rock
18. For The Love Of Metal
19. AC/DC (Interview)
20. Highway To Hell
21. Credits
22. Ready To Fall (Bonus Track)
23. The Fire Still Burns (Bonus Track)
24. Roll Over You (Bonus Track)
25. Suzette (Interview)
26. Hearing (Interview)
27. Strangeland (Interview)
28. Lemmy (Interview)
 
For The Love Of Metal Live will be available in the following formats:
-Deluxe Earbook Edition: CD, Bonus CD, DVD, Blu-Ray & 7″ Single with Lyric etching – Limited to 500 copies worldwide
-Shirt & Deluxe Earbook Edition Bundle – USA Napalm Webstore Only
-8 Page Digipack with Sleeve (CD, DVD, Blu Ray)
-8 Page Digipack with Sleeve (CD, DVD, Blu Ray) & Shirt Bundle
-2LP Black Gatefold & DVD
-2LP Black Gatefold & DVD & Shirt Bundle – USA Napalm Webstore Only
-2LP Silver Gatefold & DVD – Limited to 200 copies worldwide (Napalm Webstores Only)
-2LP Silver Gatefold & DVD & Shirt Bundle – USA Napalm Webstore Only
-Digital Full Length Album
Shirt & Deluxe Earbook Edition Bundle – USA Napalm Webstore Only

STEEL PANTHER RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO FOR “LET’S GET HIGH TONIGHT” FROM THEIR DAYS AS THE BOY BAND F.P.C. (FOUR PUMP CHUMPS)

Steel Panther’s Concert To Save The World Is A Global Success With Fans And Critics Alike – Future Livestreams Being Considered

People know the all too famous stories of ‘N Sync, Backstreet Boys, O-Town and countless others that rose to the top of the pop charts. The one band that got away from Lou Pearlman (the man behind their success) was the little-known boy band F.P.C. (Four Pump Chumps). The band was known for their infectious tracks that combined more rock sensibilities than the usual pop music of the more known boy bands of the day. The band started to get some notoriety with one of their early songs “Let’s Get High Tonight” that almost got them a meeting with Pearlman. The meeting never happened and Michael Starr, Satchel, Lexxi Foxx, and Stix Zadinia would eventually ditch the choreography for a return to spandex and hair spray as the now world-famous Steel Panther. 

The song has found a new life on the band’s latest release Heavy Metal Rules and the F.P.C. (Four Pump Chumps) version can be seen here: https://youtu.be/W2FQM2j8Lss

The new video release comes on the heels of the band’s first ever live stream concert they played on June 7th. The virtual Concert To Save The World was a global success amongst critics and fans alikeThe concert aired from The Drum Channel Studio at Drum Workshop in California that featured full stage production, multiple cameras, crowd noise and special guest appearances by Rudy Sarzo and Rob Riggle. Tickets cost just $15.00 with proceeds going to benefit Heavenly Pets Animal Rescue (the location that hosted the band’s recently announced All Day Kitty Cam) and Live Nation’s Crew Nation Fund (benefitting all touring personnel affected by the Covid-19 pandemic). Journalists from Loudwire, Ultimate-Guitar, The Oakland Press and numerous others checked out the stream live, and spoke favorably of the 105-minute concert event. Steel Panther is currently in deep internal discussions and planning to figure out a time for another livestream and more information will be made public as soon as it is available.  

Steel Panther recently announced their newest guitar pedal – The Butthole Burner. Made in the USA, the latest distortion pedal from the collective brain trust features the exact same circuit as the now infamous Pussy Melter pedal. The limited production run Butthole Burner will retail for $199.99.  Not immune to the effects of the current Covid-19 pandemic as their partying has come to a stop because drug dealers are not classified as essential personnel, Steel Panther has set up an interest free 4-month payment plan for all self-quarantined musicians that might want to purchase The Butthole Burner. Also, anyone that purchased the original Melter or last year’s Poontang Boomerang delay pedal will receive 10% off their purchase. Fans must be logged in to their Panther store account and use the code “Melter10” to receive the discount.

Anyone who orders TheButthole Burner will be entered for a chance to win a limited number of “Golden Tickets” that comes with Penis Chili Pepper seeds (so purchasers can grow their own butthole burner peppers at home) and a $50 gift certificate to the band’s merch store.

Pre-orders for The Butthole Burner are now available here: https://bit.ly/buttholeburner.

Steel Panther are currently sitting home practicing social distancing and self-gratification thanks to the Coronavirus. The band is planning to return to the road during some month that will kick off in some city with some other bands once the world returns to normal. More information for all things Steel Panther can be found at www.steelpantherrocks.com

ABOUT STEEL PANTHER:  For the uninitiated, Steel Panther was formed in 2000 and is comprised of Michael Starr (lead singer), Satchel (guitarist), Lexxi Foxx (bass) and Stix Zadinia (drums). Hailing from Los Angeles, the epicenter for rock n’ roll in all its debauchery and glamour, Steel Panther has established themselves as the world’s premier party band, melding hard rock virtuosity with parody and criminally good looks. Steel Panther is a global phenomenon with four full-length albums, touring across the world, platinum-level You Tube status and high-profile television appearances such as Jimmy Kimmel Live, Larry King Now, and FOX NFL Sunday.  Rolling Stone avowed, “There’s a reason Steel Panther have transcended their origins as a cover band playing the Sunset Strip,” while Metal Sucks declared, Steel Panther’s concept is genius…their songwriting is…preposterously snappy – and relatable.”

MUSHROOMHEAD Releases Cinematic Post-Apocalyptic Music Video for New Track “The Heresy”

Watch the Official Music Video for “The Heresy” HERE

Eighth Full-Length Album, A Wonderful Life,Out June 19 via Napalm Records |Pre-Order HERE

[Photo: Behind the scenes at the “The Heresy” music video shoot!]

Foster the future and nurture the landStitches and sutures, divisions in sandMass evacuations, Sanctions for land It’s time we stand for somethingWalking hand and hand

Top-charting heavy rock/metal machine MUSHROOMHEAD recently made their prodigious return with the announcement of their upcoming full-length oeuvre, A Wonderful Life – the eighth release of their benchmark career – scheduled for release on June 19, 2020 via Napalm Records.

A Wonderful Life clocks in at a whopping 70+ minutes with its four bonus tracks – leaving a total of 17 stellar compositions in its wake for fans to devour. Today – after impacting at Active Rock radio with the first of those compositions to be released, the single “Seen It All”, and garnering over a million views on its accompanying music video in only a matter of weeks – the band has dropped another official music video for a new track “The Heresy”, released last week to the acclaim of fans and critics alike.

Hair-raisingly dynamic and socially-inclined, “The Heresy” is a melodic, haunting rally cry featuring the stunning lead vocals of Ms. Jackie, which were recorded at the world-famous Abbey Road Studios in London. The new music video sees the band continue their tradition of releasing cinematic music videos of the highest quality, this time taking place inside of a post-apocalyptic bunker! Vocalist J Mann described the track as, “The soundtrack to a dystopian delirium, cinematic and surreal!”

MUSHROOMHEAD mastermind and drummer/percussionist Skinny says about the video:

“We wanted to do something a little more thought-provoking this time around. With the current state of the world going to Hell in a hand basket, we wanted to incorporate something that delivered the swift transportation of certain doom. The manufacturing of war power and the stockpiling of faith. The willful destruction of the past, the future, and ultimately humanity.”

Watch the new official music video for “The Heresy” HERE:

Pre-Order A Wonderful Life HERE 

Available in several enticing formats (see HERE), A Wonderful Life is accented by the sharp production of band mastermind/drummer Skinny, as well as the standout mixing prowess of Matt Wallace (Faith No More3 Doors Down), also recognized for his work on the band’s standout album, XIII.

At its start, an ominous choir invites the listener into A Wonderful Life – introductory track “A Requiem For Tomorrow” smoothly shifts into an industrial-metal inspired, grooving punch to the gut juxtaposed with a melodic, synth-laden chorus. This sets the stage for stocky, chant-worthy anthems such as “Seen It All” and hair-raising, politically-inclined tracks like “The Heresy” and “Carry On”, both featuring the sinister multi-voice attack of new full-time vocalist Ms. Jackie and returning longtime vocalist J Mann, with an extra strike from aforementioned new vocalist Mr. Rauckhorst on the latter. Tracks like “What A Shame”“I Am The One” and “Madness Within” will prove a treat for new and diehard MUSHROOMHEAD fans alike – providing the macabre inspiration followers have come to crave with a weighty dose of galloping drums and bone-rattling guitars, to boot. 

MUSHROOMHEAD attacks track after track with a refreshed focus, delivering a carefully-curated selection of certified future hits. A Wonderful Life re-cements the band’s position as one of the most consistently impactful heavy bands of our generation.

[Photo Credit: Abe Robinson at blind 7 Photography]

A Wonderful Life Tracklist: 

1. A Requiem for Tomorrow

2. Madness Within

3. Seen it All

4. The Heresy

5. What a Shame

6. Pulse

7. Carry On

8. The Time has Come

9. 11th Hour

10. I am the One

11. The Flood

12. Where the End Begins

13. Confutatis

14. To the Front (Bonus Track)

15. Sound of Destruction (Bonus Track)

16. Another Ghost (Bonus Track)

17. Lacrimosa (Bonus Track) 

A Wonderful Life will be available for purchase in an array of formats (click HERE) – including digital, CD digipak, and black or multi-colored vinyl – as well as in exciting bundle arrangements featuring limited edition skateboards and cover art t-shirts. Plus, all first edition vinyl pressings of A Wonderful Life include a cardboard punch out MUSHROOMHEAD mask. Hurry, many formats are available in limited quantities and are going fast!

[Cover Art: Gus Fink]

Stay tuned for more coming soon from MUSHROOMHEAD

MUSHROOMHEAD is:

Mr. Rauckhorst – Vocals

J Mann – Vocals

Ms. Jackie – Vocals

Dr. F – Keyboards & Bass guitar

Tankx – Guitar

Stitch – Keyboards & Samples

Diablo – Drums/Percussion

Skinny – Drums/Percussion

CRO-MAGS RELEASE NEW MUSIC VIDEO “FROM THE GRAVE” Featuring PHIL CAMPBELL.

“In The Beginning” New Album Coming June 19th – Pre-Orders Available Now

2019 saw the CRO-MAGS crushing the masses with the release of their first pieces of music in 19 years. Today, the legendary hardcore pioneers have released a music video for the previously released single “From The Grave,” featuring former Motorhead guitarist Phil Campbell. The band’s first full length album in 20 years, titled In The Beginning, will be available on June 19th via Mission Two Entertainment.

Watch “From The Grave” @ Revolver.

“The idea for the video is that I’m rising from the grave and going on a mission…like I came back from the dead to become the Grim Reaper himself,” explains CRO-MAGSfounder, bassist and vocalist Harley Flanagan on the clip. “I think anybody who knows the history of this band and of my life will get it. It starts off at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, where I will be buried with my family and in-laws. In the opening shot, the grave I’m in front of is actually my mother’s.”

As CRO-MAGS toured with Motorhead in 1986, Flanagan adds, “Phil is one of my favorite guitarists of all time and I still can’t believe I have him playing on one of my songs! I am so honored. The footage of Phil was shot by his son Todd Campbell at his recording studio in Wales, UK.” 

“From The Grave” is the second video following last year’s “No One’s Victim,” which was the CRO-MAGS first music video in 27 years.

In The Beginning will be released on June 19, 2020 on CD, limited edition yellow or red cassettes, and the following vinyl formats:

Yellow/orange/black sunburst

Transparent orange w/ yellow splatter

Orange Crush

Ultra-clear w/ orange and yellow splatter (Indie retail exclusive)

Pre-orders are available here.

Launch Music Conference & Festival Rescheduled for July 23rd – July 26th, 2020 in Lancaster, PA

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The 12th annual LAUNCH Music Conference has been rescheduled for July 23-July 26 due to the recent global pandemic.

Statement from LAUNCH Music Conference and Festival organizers:

These new dates are both in an abundance of caution, and with an abundance of hope 🙂

This is a crazy time we are all living through. Uncertainty seems to be at the center of our lives. We are proceeding with this timeframe, with a true spirit of positivity, and in the sincerest hope that life will be liveable the way we had all come to know and love, by July.

Because no one really knows where we will be, with respect to gatherings, over the next couple months, we are concurrently organizing a virtual version of LAUNCH 2020.

Should we find that 3+ months from now, we’re still not quite out of the woods, LAUNCH will be fully prepared to stage the entire event; daytime live panels and Q&A, mentoring, and nighttime festival performance schedule, in real time, on the web.

We will broadcast the virtual version either way!If you have made hotel arrangements through http://www.launchmusicconference.com/where-to-stay , your reservation is good for the new dates.

In the event that the in-person rendition of the event is canceled, attendees will be fully refunded on lodging, of course. People can continue to make your lodging arrangements through www.launchmusicconference.com/where-to-stay.

LAUNCH Founder & Director, Jeremy Weiss, states:

“What we are facing…we will adapt to. We will not lose contact with each other, or commitment to our craft. One way or another (or both!), we will come together July 23rd-26th, 2020. We will forge new relationships, and reinforce current ones. We will tweak older ideas, and introduce new best practices. We will think, and grow; bond, and not break.

LAUNCH is a community, and our mission will continue!”+++++Now entering its TWELFTH year, LAUNCH Music Conference has redefined what a start-up music conference could be, bringing together musicians, music industry professionals and music lovers from all over the world to downtown Lancaster, PA, for a weekend of instruction, networking, and entertainment. Showcasing artists ranging from Grammy-nominees to high school upstarts, from regional touring acts to major label veterans.

LAUNCH has attracted a wide swath of respected, relevant industry experts who speak on panels, mentor musicians and attend conferences, from label reps to booking agents to managers, instrument sponsors, publicists, and manufacturers– In short: every type of contact a working artist needs in order to function in the current music business landscape.

The mission of LAUNCH Music Conference & Festival is to serve aspiring musicians and industry professionals from across the country & around the world, employing the expertise of an array of elite industry professionals, while maintaining unparalleled low pricing for all attendees, even FREE attendance for those who submitted for performance consideration.

Each year LAUNCH Music Conference strives to redefine what a music conference can be, bringing together musicians and industry professionals for a weekend of instruction, networking and entertainment.

LAUNCH Music Conference and Festival is only made possible by the support of our many generous brand partners, including Bud Light, Stella Artois, Goose Island, Bon & Viv, Reverbnation, City of Lancaster, PA, Atomic Design, PRS Guitars, GHS Strings, York College, D’Addario, SoundRink, SJC Drums, and more.Despite its historically low attendance fees, LAUNCH is repeatedly ranked as one of the Top 5 music conferences in the world.

We have grown exponentially since the pilot year in 2009.Past performers and panelists include Atreyu, August Burns Red, Dredg, The Early November, Emarosa, Felice Brothers, Foxy Shazam, Ice Nine Kills, Meaghan Trainor, Panic! At The Disco, Rusted Root, Twenty One Pilots, Whitechapel, Holly Williamsand more.

Former panelists include Kevin Lyman (Vans Warped Tour), Randy Nichols (Force Management), Talinda Bennington (320 Changes Direction), Mike Mowery (Outerloop Management), Vince Edwards (Metal Blade Records), Lou Plaia (ReverbNation), Nick Storch (Artist Group International), David Silbaugh (Milwaukee Summerfest) Kyla Lombardo (Firefly Festival, Riot Fest)and many more.

2020 Single-Day, Weekend and VIP passes are available for purchase at www.LaunchMusicConference.com.Bands/artists/media/industry can also register, submit to perform and book lodging atwww.LaunchMusicConference.com.

Alt-Rock Icons COLD Release New Music Video for Standout Anthem “Quiet Now”

Watch the Haunting “Quiet Now” Music Video HERE
 
Impacting at Rock Radio Now
 
New COLD Album, The Things We Can’t Stop, Out Now | Order HERE

[Photo Credit: Carl Timpone]
Music fans around the world all agree, it’s a little too “Quiet Now”. With bands losing their ability to bring live shows to fans, arts events coming to a complete standstill, and it feeling nearly silent as people remain safe inside their homes, now more than ever, it’s important for musicians to keep the music alive.
 
Gold-certified alt-rock icons COLD are doing just that with their heartfelt new track, “Quiet Now” – one of the standout anthems found on their latest Billboard-charting album and Napalm Records debut, The Things We Can’t Stop, out now. Coming at a time that loss is keenly felt and silence is at its most deafening, today, the band has revealed the haunting new visual for the track in the form of a brand new music video that will leave viewers with chills. 
 
As reflected in the video, vocalist Scooter Ward has stated that “Quiet Now” was initially inspired by the profound silence a person senses around them during or after a deep loss. The song was originally dedicated to a Cold Army member who had experienced such loss – but has taken on more meaning during these trying times.
 
Scooter Ward adds:
“I had written the song, “Quiet Now,” for a Cold Army member and dear friend, who had dealt with the loss of a family member during the recording of our new album. A photo was sent to me, of him and his father holding hands while his father was in the hospital… that photograph is what inspired the song. I knew the concept for the video needed to express the intense emotion of the song.
 
I contacted Patrick Huven from Ghost Motel and filmmaker Alex Schroer to direct and produce the video. I had previously watched their video for a song called “Hush” that they had created and loved the eeriness of it and their aesthetic. Patrick and I got together on the concept for the video being a mother mourning the loss of her child in solitude. We felt nothing could be more painful… the silence of it all. Not hearing the little sounds of a loved one who is no longer there.
 
However, the only problem was that he lives in Germany, and the distance would be an obstacle. We ended up shooting the story for the video in Germany and then my part here in the states. I reached out to our dear friend and amazing photographer, Dave Jackson, to film and direct my solo part. We filmed it in his studio in Wisconsin. The end result of the two merging together ended up being seamless and powerful.
 
With our world now being on lockdown and everyone experiencing their own levels of solitude, and a bit of silence, and with music being the conduit that holds us together, we felt now was the time to release the song. People are going through serious loss because of this on many levels, and music sometimes helps during these moments. Our hopes are that a song can maybe help people feel not so alone in it all. Our hopes are that with music, perseverance, and the determination that is within us to overcome, things can be somewhat back to normal again soon.
 
We love you all. Stay healthy and follow the guidelines to ensure your safety. Our hearts are with you.”
 
Cure the silence and watch the new music video
for “Quiet Now” HERE
While online, keep the music playing and check out Breaking Benjamin’s emotive new track, “Far Away”, featuring Scooter Ward. Breaking Benjamin vocalist Benjamin Burnley recently stated in an Instagram post that in his youth, he was inspired by Ward, who brought “Far Away” to what it needed to be. See for yourself and check out the “Far Away” music video HERE.
 
The past year has been transcendent for COLD – peaking with the successful release of The Things We Can’t Stop, subsequent singles “Shine”, “Without You”, “The Devil We Know” and “Run”, and a North American comeback tour boasting several sold out shows. Billboard said it best: “Cold is heating up for a new era…”
 
Stay tuned for more news in the world of COLD, coming soon!
 
Order COLD’s new album, The Things We Can’t StopHERE

HATEBREED Set To Perform at LAUNCH Music Conference and Festival on Saturday, May 2nd 2020 at Chameleon Club in Downtown Lancaster, PA

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Event Being Held April 30-May 3, 202015+ Hours of Panels, One-on-One Industry Mentoring, 170+ Live Performances Across All Genres, on 12 Stages Over Three Nights

Submit to perform, register to attend, and book your stay now at LaunchMusicConference.com

LAUNCH Music Conference and Festival has announced the addition of metal/hardcore giants HATEBREED to the list of performers slated to appear at this year’s event. The GRAMMY® nominated quintet will play on Saturday, May 2nd 2020 at Chameleon Club in Downtown Lancaster, PA.

LAUNCH director and founder Jeremy L. Weiss says, “The LAUNCH Music Conference & Festival parent company, The CI Companies, has had the pleasure of producing Hatebreed shows several times over the last couple decades. They are a colossal force in Metal & Hardcore music, and a big-time personal favorite! Easily some of the best dudes in the business, to boot. Love what they add to LAUNCH, and how this year’s event has such incredible musical diversity, and choice for attendees, top-down!”

Tickets now available at: http://bit.ly/LMCF20ALL.

The announcement follows on the heels of the previously-announced addition of SmokepurppThe Juliana Theory and more to the list of artists performing.

Celebrating its 12th year, The LAUNCH Music Conference and Festival will once again take over Historic Downtown Lancaster April 30-May 3, 2020.
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About HATEBREED:

With steadfast determination, drive, and dedication, Hatebreed have cemented themselves as one of heavy music’s strongest institutions. Since 1994, the Connecticut quintet—Jamey Jasta [vocals], Chris Beattie [bass], Wayne Lozinak [guitar], Frank Novinec [guitar], and Matthew Byrne [drums]—has risen to the ranks of hardcore and heavy metal elite with a GRAMMY® Award nomination, main stage slots on festivals, and countless fans worldwide.

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Third Annual INKCARCERATION Music and Tattoo Festival Announces Daily Lineups

Ohio’s Rock Event of The Summer is Back July 10-12, 2020 at the Historic Ohio State Reformatory

Headliners Include Limp BizkitWeezer and Blink-182

The third annual INKCARCERATION Music and Tattoo Festival has revealed the daily lineups for its three-day event, scheduled for July 10, 11 and 12 at the famous Ohio State Reformatory, a.k.a. Shawshank prison, in Mansfield, OH.

As previously announced, Limp BizkitWeezer and Blink-182 will headline a diverse lineup featuring over 40 bands on two outdoor stages. In addition to music, INKCARCERATION Festival will host 60 tattoo artists, reformatory tours, gourmet food trucks, the best drinks, camping and the return of the popular haunted house attraction Escape from Blood Prison.

INDIVIDUAL DAILY LINE-UPS: 

Friday July 10:

Limp Bizkit

Papa Roach

Steel Panther

Candlebox

Atreyu

All That Remains

We Came As Romans

Escape the Fate

The Aquadolls

Stitched Up Heart

Paralandra

MissYou

Saving Escape

Saturday July 11:

Weezer

Haelstorm

Underoath

Badflower

Static-X

Puddle of Mudd

New Politics

Emmure

Stick to Your Guns

New Years Day

September Mourning

Along Came a Spider

Dead Engine

Mollo Rilla

Sunday July 12: 

Blink-182

Mastodon

Hollywood Undead

Falling in Reverse

The Devil Wears Prada

Attila

Cold

Carnifex

Band-Maid

Damn Nation

A Killer’s Confessions

Sink the Ship

Single day tickets are now available, starting at just $65, and two-day tickets are available for $139. Weekend Field Passes, which include three-day General Admission, Field Passes to the concert for the entire weekend and self-guided reformatory tours, start at just $220. See below for additional ticket information.

Ohio State Reformatory’s historic building and grounds provide a perfectly eerie setting for the INKCARCERATION Festival. The massive, awe-inspiring locale is recognized as not only one of the most haunted reformatories in the country, but also as the filming location for multiple Hollywood films. The most famous of these films is the 1994 cinematic classic and IMDB highest rated movie of all time, The Shawshank Redemption, starring Hollywood legends Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins

Once again, it will be Halloween in July at the INKCARCERATION Festival as Escape from Blood Prison makes an early appearance. The annual Halloween haunted house attraction typically runs from the end of September through early November at the Ohio State Reformatory, but this spooky experience will be open all weekend long for festival goers. Once Blood Prison takes over the reformatory, it is filled with bloodthirsty inmates waiting for victims to enter and try to make it through the facility alive.

The Ohio State Reformatory is centrally located, about an hour away from Cleveland, Columbus and Canton/Akron, and within a three-hour driving radius of Toledo, Dayton, Cincinnati, Youngstown, parts of West Virginia and Michigan, making it the perfect destination festival! Tent and RV camping packages are available on the grounds. Nearby hotel and ticket combo packages are also available.

TICKETS:Single day tickets start at just $65. Two day General Admission tickets are just $139. Weekend Field Passes include three-day General Admission, Field Passes to the concert for the entire weekend and self-guided reformatory tours that start at just $189.

Attendees can further accent their experience with a Weekend VIP Pass, which starts at just $369. This pass includes: VIP wristband, Field Passes for the entire weekend, self-guided reformatory tours, air conditioned VIP lounge with seating and tables, free lunch and dinner catering each day, access to locker storage and cell phone charging, private bar and game area and outdoor lounge, an elevated covered grandstand, and dedicated Hydration Station, flushable restrooms and portable restrooms, entrance to the event and the Reformatory.

Tickets are available at https://inkcarceration.frontgatetickets.com/

CAMPING:Weekend Camping Packages are available for both tents and RVs. General Weekend Tent Camping starts at $199 and includes 1,000 square feet of space for up to four people, access to the A/C Camping Lounge, optional breakfast, lunch and drinks available for purchase, dedicated shuttles to and from the festival, re-entry during the festival via the camping shuttles, live entertainment after the festival, access to Camping Hydration Station, and access to showers and restrooms. There are five different lots available within the grounds. General Weekend RV Camping starts at $299 and includes the same amenities as Tent Camping plus hookups for electric and water. Admission to the festival is not included in Weekend Camping Packages and must be purchased separately.

Hotel and ticket combination packages are also available. All tickets, including Field, VIP, Hotel Packages and Camping, may be purchased at www.inkcarceration.com/tickets.

In its second year, INKCARCERATION Festival nearly tripled the inaugural year’s attendance numbers, drawing 45,000 fans from nearly all 50 states, and worldwide as far as New Zealand. INKCARCERATION Festival has been awarded Mansfield’s prestigious Tourism Award of Excellence, and has been recognized by the United States House of Representatives, Ohio Senate, State of Ohio Representatives and Congressional Proclamation.

For more information, visit www.inkcarceration.com.

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LAMB OF GOD Releases First New Music in Five Years, “Checkmate,” from Upcoming Self-Titled Album, Due Out May 8

 Watch the Video for “Checkmate” Now via lamb-of-god.com 

Pre-Order Lamb Of God at http://lambofgod.lnk.to/LOG

LAMB OF GOD has revealed a brand new single and video, “Checkmate,” from the band’s first release in five years and the first to feature new drummer Art Cruz. The self-titled Lamb Of God is due out May 8 via Epic Records.

Watch “Checkmate” now at: http://lamb-of-god.com.

“‘Checkmate’ brings together all the components of the LAMB OF GOD sound that we’ve been developing over the last two decades, but with the ambition and ferocity that comes with the start of a new chapter for our band,” says guitarist Mark Morton. “Re-energized and reignited, this is LAMB OF GOD 2020. We’ve never been more excited.”

The fact that the band’s eighth studio effort would warrant ‘self-titled’ status is a testament to the band’s pride and satisfaction with these songs and this period in their creativity.

“Putting only our name on it is a statement,” Blythe says. “This is LAMB OF GOD. Here and now.” 

A true collaboration between all members of the band, LAMB OF GOD’s eighth studio album is an amalgam of each individual’s contributions, blended to create a singular style. Guitarists Mark Morton and Willie Adler fuel the album with a mountain of riffs, taking what Lamb of God are known for, and unbelievably, upping the ante to new levels. The rhythm section of John Campbell, looming large as a rhythmic shadow, and drummer Art Cruz, who makes his studio debut with LAMB OF GOD here on this record, underpin the proceedings with passion, sweat and expansive dynamics. Vocalist D. Randall Blythe is as angry, insightful, and informed as ever. Never one to shrink from facing the darker aspects of our nature head-on, Blythe delivers with no punches pulled, and as only he and Lamb of God can in 2020.

In celebration of the release of “Checkmate” and the announce of the new album, LAMB OF GOD will appear at a special show at the House of Vans in Chicago on February 14. The event is free and fans can RSVP beginning at 12 noon CST today at HouseOfVans.com The event will include a photography exhibit featuring photos from D. Randall Blythe that will be included in the new LAMB OF GOD album artwork. Harm’s Way will open the show.

In the midst of writing the ten songs that appear on Lamb Of God, the group hit pause on the works-in-progress to man the stage as main support Slayer’s “The Final Campaign.” After months of playing their best-known songs nightly, LAMB OF GOD returned to the new tracks and began to work with longtime producer Josh Wilbur (Korn, Megadeth, Gojira, Trivium). Special guests Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed) and Chuck Billy (Testament) also make appearances on Lamb Of God.

Lamb Of God pre-orders are available at http://lambofgod.lnk.to/LOG.

Lamb Of God tracklisting:

1. Memento Mori

2. Checkmate 

3. Gears

4. Reality Bath

5. New Colossal Hate

6. Resurrection Man

7. Poison Dream (feat. Jamey Jasta)

8. Routes (feat. Chuck Billy) 

9. Bloodshot Eyes

10. On The Hook

The Richmond, Virginia, quintet propelled heavy metal into the new millennium two decades ago with the prophetically titled New American Gospel. They followed with 2003’s As the Palaces Burn, which made the Rolling Stone list of the Top 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time. Ashes of the Wake, released in 2004, was the first LAMB OF GOLD album to be certified gold by the RIAA, as was 2006’s Sacrament, which also made a Top 10 Billboard 200 chart debut. In 2009, LAMB OF GOD released Wrath, their first with Wilbur at producer, and earned the number one album spot on Billboard’s Hard Rock, Rock, and Tastemaker charts, with a number two position on the Billboard 200. 

Those number one positions were repeated with 2012’s Resolution, which swung effortlessly between thrash, traditional metal, sludgy doom, with flashes of crust punk swagger and bravado. LAMB OF GOD’s last album, VII: Sturm und Drang (2015) made its debut on the Billboard 200 at number three and finished number 2 in the world charts, reaching Top 5 in five countries and six addition Top 15 positions.

In 2020, LAMB OF GOD is re-energized and unrelenting, ready to lay claim to the metal throne.

LAMB OF GOD tour dates:

2/14- Chicago, IL @ House of Vans *Headline show

European tour with Kreator and Power Trip:

3/27 – Stockholm, SE @ Fryshuset Arenan

3/28 – Copenhagen, DK @ Forum Black Box

3/30 – Oulu, FI @ Club Teatria

3/31 – Helsinki, FI @ Ice Hall Black Box

4/2 – Kraków, PO @ Tauron Arena

4/3 – Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle

4/4 – Oberhausen, DE @ Turbinenhalle

4/5 – Wiesbaden, DE @ Kulturzentrum Schlachthof

4/7 – Zurich, CH @ Samsung Hall

4/8 – Munich, DE @ Zenith

4/9 – Ludwigsburg, DE @ MHP Arena

4/11 – Hamburg, DE @ Sporthalle

4/14 – Barcelona, ES @ Razzmatazz

4/15 – Madrid, ES @ Sala Riviera

4/17 – Paris, FR @ L’Olympia Bruno Coquatrix

4/18 – Saarbrücken, DE @ Saarlandhalle

4/19 – Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique

4/21 – Bristol, UK @ O2 Academy Bristol

4/22 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Academy

4/23 – Glasgow, UK @ O2 Academy Glasgow

4/24 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy Birmingham

4/25 – London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton 

5/9 – Daytona Beach, FL @ Welcome to Rockville *US Festival

LAMB OF GOD is:

D. Randall Blythe – Vocals

Mark Morton – Guitar

Willie Adler – Guitar

John Campbell – Bass

Art Cruz – Drums

TESTAMENT Announces New Album Titans Of Creation & Release Music Video For “Night Of The Witch”

Pre-Order Available Here: https://nblast.de/TestamentTOC

The time has arrived for legendary bay area thrash metal giants TESTAMENT to unleash new thunder to the masses and reveal their thirteenth studio album, Titans Of Creation, which will be released on April 3 via Nuclear Blast.

Today, the band releases the lyric video for the first single, “Night Of The Witch” here: youtu.be/cF2hIrXq2ss

Chuck Billy comments, “It has been months since the final mixing of ‘Titans Of Creation’ and we are eager for fans to hear it. We feel that we put a lot into this record and at the end of the day it is a TESTAMENT record that stands on its own. We are very proud of ‘Titans Of Creation.’”

“’Night Of The Witch’ uses old school lyrics about witches chanting in the moonlight and casting spells. The beauty of this song is that I worked Eric’s vocals into the chorus. I wanted to incorporate him as he does Dragonlord and this song was a perfect match. It is a heavy song and a great way to introduce everyone to ‘Titans Of Creation.’”

Titans Of Creation was produced by Chuck Billy and Eric Peterson while Juan Urteaga of Trident Studios handled co-producing, recording and engineering. Andy Sneap was responsible for the mixing and mastering of the album. Eliran Kantor stepped up once again to create a new masterpiece of artwork for the cover of this release.

Titans Of Creation will be available in the following formats:

  • CD Digipak
  • Light Blue Cassette (Limited to 250)
  • DLP + CD Mail-order Box Set (Limited to 1500)
  • Includes Earth Element Vinyl
  • Vinyl
  • Fire Element Edition Vinyl (Limited to 2150)
  • Air Element Edition Vinyl
  • Water Element Edition Vinyl
  • Blue Vinyl (Limited to 500; Retail)
  • T-shirt
  • TS+ DLP bundle

Pre-order your copy of Titans Of Creation in the format of your choice here: https://nblast.de/TestamentTOC

Pre-save the album on Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer: nblast.de/TESTAMENTpreSave

Below is the track listing:

  1. Children Of The Next Level
  2. WWIII
  3. Dream Deceiver
  4. Night Of The Witch
  5. City Of Angels
  6. Ishtar’s Gate
  7. Symptoms
  8. False Prophet
  9. The Healers
  10. Code Of Hammurabi
  11. Curse Of Osiris
  12. Catacombs

Just as the elements of this planet thrive within all living creatures, each musician in TESTAMENT represents a necessary component of this latest musical creation. Still filled with a massive and unstoppable energy since their last release, TESTAMENT has taken their style to the next level and present an album that is loyal to the roots of traditional thrash metal while still including the alluring, brilliant and progressive ingredients they are known for.

TESTAMENT is:

Chuck Billy | Lead Vocals

Eric Peterson | Rhythm/Lead guitar & Vocals

Alex Skolnick | Lead Guitar

Steve Di Giorgio | Bass guitar

Gene Hoglan | Drums