Possessed’s Jeff Becerra Walks Again For First Time In Over 30 Years With Assistance From Robotic Legs

Possessed’s Jeff Becerra was able to walk again for the first time in over 30 years thanks to some robotic legs. The frontman said the following about that:

“I walked again! I walked again for the first time in over 30 years with the help of robotic legs #jeffbecerra #possessed #possessedband #rewalk #rewalkrobotics #smallmiracles”.

Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With Trickshooter Social Club

Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “new music showcase,” the feature where I introduce you to artists that readers of this site may find interesting. This time I have an exclusive Q&A with Trickshooter Social Club.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

TRICKSHOOTER SOCIAL CLUB: We wanted to not be a band in the traditional sense. Or at the very least, push what that idea meant-definitely not a bunch of guys staring at their shoes. We wanted to create a community. Where there was always an open seat for any instrument or voice to contribute something to. While there are core members of Trickshooter, we have a revolving door of contributors that push and evolve us. On any given night, we have dobro players, percussionists, rappers, spoken word artists up on stage and in the studio with us. It’s a bit gypsy like in its intent-a bit of a traveling roadshow, but there’s always a connectedness in the music, even with our newest members.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

TRICKSHOOTER SOCIAL CLUB: It all begins and ends with The Beatles. They did everything before anybody did anything. We also love Tom Petty – he made honest music without pretense his entire career. Just a badass in every way. We also like bands like Cheap Trick because they wrote songs – with choruses and hooks and memorable lyrics. Not bullshit soundscapes or indulgent pap. We also love Social Distortion for their punch and simplicity. Neil Young for his dual personality of singer-songwriter, acoustic mastery. And being a noise savant. Steve Earle for his intelligence and candor. And when it comes to lyrics – our heroes are Leonard Cohen – the Zen master and Warren Zevon – the smirking smartass genius.

METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?

TRICKSHOOTER SOCIAL CLUB: We just put out a new EP “Monte Carlo” on our new, awesome label, Animal
Farm Music. I think the thing we’ve always strived for, and are apparent on this album, is originality and authenticity. There is so much music out there that is fairly derivative and substitutes volume for substance. We look for meaning in every lyric, every chord and every snare hit. And even with as
many as nine people in this band at times, with so many different influences, you’ll know exactly where we’re coming from. These songs are honest and we think that’s why people connect with them.

METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?

TRICKSHOOTER SOCIAL CLUB: Energy. Pure, relentless energy. We love what we do. We love those moments on stage with each other and the audience and we never take them for granted. I always found it strange when I’d go to a show and dudes would stand around and just strum guitars. So we set out to write music that would move people-audience members, sound people, the people working as bathroom attendants. But mostly, we wanted to move each other. And that’s what you see. Us playing songs that we feel deeply about, are connected to and enjoy playing with each other. And the pedal is down the entire time.

METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band heading in 5 years?

TRICKSHOOTER SOCIAL CLUB: We are always writing and recording. So in five years our catalog will have grown exponentially. That said the goal is to continue to get our music heard by more and more people. And we’ll be doing what it takes. So in five years we will have traveled to new cities. We will have figured out (or trying to figure out) the latest social addiction and get our music up on it. And we hope to have new Trickshooters with us. We’ve always welcomed new contributors to this community we’ve created. And welcome new instruments, voices and genres. As we like to say, there’s always a seat open in Trickshooter Social Club.

Plush Premiere New Song “Athena”

Plush have premiered a new song titled “Athena.” This track is from the band’s self-titled debut album, which will be released on October 29. The group commented:

“Our second single “Athena” is FINALLY out! We’re so proud of this song and we truly hope you love it just as much as we do❤️🤘🏼 This song is about love and war: A love so intense that it can be suffocating and result in a war. This theme was so fun to dive into in the studio, and we all hope you feel that energy!”

“Plush” Track Listing:

01. “Athena”
02. “Champion”
03. “Hate”
04. “Found A Way”
05. “I Don’t Care”
06. “Sober”
07. “Better Off Alone”
08. “Sorry”
09. “Why Do I Even Try”
10. “Bring Me Down”
11. “Don’t Say That”
12. “Will Not Win”
13. “Walk Away”

Former Cradle Of Filth Members Lindsay Schoolcraft And Sarah Jezebel Deva Team Up For New Song “Stolen Light”

Former Cradle Of Filth members Lindsay Schoolcraft and Sarah Jezebel Deva have joined forces for a new song titled “Stolen Light.” You can purchase that track on Bandcamp.

Schoolcraft commented:

“This song is about taking back your power after enduring a long and grueling abusive relationship. Often verbal and emotional abuse is overlooked compared to physical violence, but the after effects have proven to be equally as fatal in the long run. Sarah and I bonded over our shared struggles we’ve faced in the music industry and this song is an ode to our perseverance, strength, and triumph in taking back our careers and love of singing and creating music.

This track could have not been possible without the mega talents of Tyler Williams at Monolithic Productions and orchestrator Spencer Creaghan. Thank you always for putting up with me and my crazy-ambitious projects.

And last but not least, to Sarah. For being a fighter, a champion, a legend, and an all around awesome person and brilliant artist. You praise me too much for your return, but I haven’t thanked you enough for being such a pivotal influence on me and a singer and musician. From a distance your voice has pulled me through some darker days and now your friendship has changed me for the better. Thank you for inspiring ‘Stolen Light’ and for all that you have given us through your voice, lyrics, and performances.”

Guns N’ Roses Postpone Mexico Shows To 2022

Guns N’ Roses have been forced to postpone their shows in Mexico due to restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic. The band commented:

“Gunners, due to government shut down of large gatherings and Covid restrictions, our October 2021 dates in Mexico will need to be rescheduled to next year. We are currently working on a routing and will update you all as soon as possible. Please keep hold of your tickets, they will be valid for the new dates in 2022.”

Ensiferum Premiere “Run From The Crushing Tide” Video, Announce Co-Headlining European/UK Tour With Dark Tranquillity

Ensiferum have premiered a new video for their song “Run From The Crushing Tide.” This track is from the band’s latest album “Thalassic.”

In other news, the band have also announced a co-headlining European/UK tour with Dark Tranquillity:

04/01 – Stockholm, Sweden – Slaktkyrka
04/02 – Oslo, Norway – John Dee
04/03 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Pumpehuset
04/05 – London, England – Heaven
04/06 – Dublin, Ireland – Academy
04/07 – Manchester, England – Club Academy
04/08 – Birmingham, England – Asylum
04/09 – Durbuy, Belgium – Durbuy Rock Festival
04/10 – Nijmegen, Netherlands – Doornroosje
04/11 – Haarlem, Netherlands – Patronaat
04/12 – Siegburg, Germany – Kubana
04/13 – Hamburg, Germany – Markthalle
04/14 – Leipzig, Germany – Hellraiser
04/15 – Berlin, Germany – Orwo Haus
04/16 – Prague, Czech Republic – Meet Factory
04/17 – Budapest, Hungary – Barba Negra
04/18 – Munich, Germany – Backstage Werk
04/19 – Salzburg, Austria – Rockhouse
04/20 – Wien, Austria – Simm City
04/22 – Lichtenfels, Germany – Ragnarög Festival
04/20 – Schapen, Germany – Mosh’N’ May-Festival
04/24 – Paris, France – L’Elysee Monmatre
04/25 – Audincourt, France – Le Moloco
04/26 – Stuttgart, Germany – LKA / Longhorn
04/27 – Grenoble, France – La Belle Electrique
04/28 – Istres, France – L’Usine
04/29 – Barcelona, Spain – Salamandra
04/30 – Sevilla, Spain – Custom
05/01 – Madrid, Spain – Kapital
05/02 – Bilbao, Spain – Santana 27
05/03 – Bordeaux, France – Barbey Theater
05/04 – Nantes, France – Warehouse
05/05 – Metz, France – LA B.A.M.
05/06 – Orbe, Switzerland – Le Puisoir
05/07 – Luzern, Switzerland – Schüür
05/08 – Milan, Italy – Magazzini Generali
05/09 – Padova, Italy – Hall
05/10 – Rome, Italy – Orion
05/12 – Athens, Greece – Fuzz Live Music Club
05/13 – Thessaloniki, Greece – Principal Club Theater
05/14 – Sofia, Bulgaria – Club Joy Station
05/15 – Bucharest, Romania – Arelene Romane
05/16 – Cluj-Napoca, România – Form Space
05/17 – Warsaw, Poland – Proxima
05/18 – Gdansk, Poland – B90
05/19 – Vilnius, Lithuania – Vakaris Club
05/20 – Riga, Latvia – Melna Piektdiena
05/21 – Tallinn, Estonia – Tapper
05/22 – Helsinki, Finland – Vanha Ylioppilastalo (no Ensiferum)
05/23 – Jyväskylä, Finland – Lutakko (no Ensiferum)
05/24 – Oulu, Finland – Club Teatria (no Ensiferum)
05/26 – Göteborg, Sweden – Pustervik
05/27 – Göteborg, Sweden – Pustervik