All Hail The Yeti Added To Jinjer & Suicide Silence’s North American Tour

All Hail The Yeti have been added to Jinjer and Suicide Silence‘s fall North American tour. The band will be touring in support of their upcoming EP. Frontman Connor Garritty said the following about being chosen to open the trek:

“We are unbelievably honored and excited to be chosen for the upcoming Jinjer and Suicide Silence tour. We have shared the stage with both bands and they are amazing talents, and even better people. After the horrible year we have all had, this is a brilliant light at the end of the tunnel for all of us! We have some new songs to play, new team and a whole new outlook on the heavy metal world. Can’t wait to see all of you. HAIL!!!”

Tour Dates:

10/22 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
10/23 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
10/24 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
10/27 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
10/28 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
10/29 San Diego, CA – SOMA
10/30 Los Angeles, CA – Belasco Theater
10/31 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
11/02 Denver, CO – Summit
11/04 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
11/05 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theater
11/06 Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore Minneapolis
11/07 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
11/09 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
11/10 Ft. Wayne, IN – The Clyde
11/11 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II
11/13 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
11/16 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
11/17 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
11/18 Toronto, ON – Phoenix
11/19 Montreal, QC – M Telus
11/20 New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
11/21 Boston, MA – Big Night Live
11/23 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
11/24 Philadelphia, PA – TLA
11/26 Norfolk, VA – The Norva
11/27 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Sound Stage
11/28 Charlotte, NC – Underground
11/30 Orlando, FL – House of Blues
12/01 Tampa, FL – Jannus
12/02 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl
12/03 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theater
12/04 Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl
12/05 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
12/07 Houston, TX – House of Blues
12/08 San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater
12/09 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
12/11 Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater
12/12 Phoenix, AZ – The Pressroom

Saint Asonia Postpone European/UK Tour To 2022

Saint Asonia have postponed their European/UK tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek is now scheduled to take place in 2022.

2022 Tour Dates:

09/30 Vladivostok, Russia – Fesko-Kholl
10/02 Novosibirsk, Russia Loft-Park Podzemka
10/04 Yekaterinburg, Russia – Tele Club
10/06 Samara, Russia – Zvezda Club
10/08 Nizhnij Novgorod, Russia – Milo Concert Hall
10/09 Moscow, Russia – GlavClub Green Concert
10/11 Voronez, Russia – Arena Hall
10/13 Rostov-na-donu, Russia – Krop Arena
10/14 Krasnodar, Russia, Russia – Krop Arena
10/16 Saint Petersburg, Russia – Kosmonavt
10/18 Minsk, Belarus – Prime Hall
10/20 Kyiv, Ukraine – Atlas
10/22 Tavros, Greece – Fuzz Club
10/25 Bristol, UK – Thekla
10/26 Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
10/28 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
10/29 London, UK – The Garage
11/01 Cologne, Germany – Die Kantine
11/02 Nijmegen, Netherlands – Doornroosje
11/03 Esch-sur-alzette, Luxembourg – Rockhal
11/05 Hamburg, Germany – Gruenspan
11/06 Berlin, Germany – Columbia Theater
11/08 Prague, Czech Republic – Lucerna Music Bar
11/09 Brno, Czech Republic – Fleda Club
11/11 Warsaw, Poland – Proxima
11/12 Poznań, Poland – Klub U Bazyla

Doug Pinnick Says King’s X Don’t Want To Release Their New Album Until They Can Tour Again

During a recent interview with Shawn Ratches of Laughingmonkeymusic, Doug Pinnick offered an update on the new King’s X album. According to him, the band don’t want to release the effort until they can tour again.

Pinnick said the following about the record:

“I brought 25 songs in. And Ty [Tabor, guitar] and Jerry [Gaskill, drums] brought a slew of songs in, too. We got 17 songs out of the whole record. We’re not gonna put ’em all on the record, but we have a lot to choose from now. And Michael Parnin, who produced it and engineered it, he’s mixing it right now.”

He went on to say that “it’s gonna take a good while” to complete the effort:

“Because of the pandemic and the uncertainty of touring and all that stuff. ‘Cause who knows — at our age, this could be our last record. And we wanna do it right. We don’t wanna just put it out there in the middle of the pandemic and hope somebody buys it. We wanna put it out, go on tour and do videos. I mean, do it like we’re supposed to do it. So we’re telling our fans to just kind of be patient with us, because we really, really are hoping that this is as good as [1994’s] ‘Dogman’ and [1989’s] ‘Gretchen [Goes To Nebraska]’, which is what everybody wants. But it’s not a rehash of it. In fact, this record doesn’t sound like either one.

I think that we worked really, really hard on this record, like we haven’t since the early days — around ‘Gretchen’ and ‘Dogman’. I can tell it in the songs, how we’re all singing and everybody’s contributing to it. They’re not just doing my songs, and I’m not just doing Ty’s songs. We’re really putting ourselves into it.”

Pinnick also added the following about the musical direction of the new material:

“I had some pretty crazy songs, time-change-wise, ’cause I’ve been listening to a lot of MESHUGGAH and shit like that. It’s not KING’S X, but that flavor comes in. Imagine John Bonham playing with MESHUGGAH… But Ty and Jerry are singing a lot too. I tell people, it’s like from [THE BEATLES’ classic song] ‘Penny Lane’ to the heaviest MESHUGGAH — it’s a blend of something in between there. And one song to another almost sounds different, almost to the point where they’re individual pieces themselves, like PINK FLOYD used to do. We’ve got violins and other things in it. I’ve got some keyboards and all kinds of things to enhance things — piano. Nothing overboard, but just like [Jimi] Hendrix did and people like that — big things coming in and out that gives it that longevity, I would say. Things that you hear and go, ‘Oh, wow. That’s cool.’ That little thing over there. So it’s taken Michael a long time to mix it, ’cause he’s got a lot of tracks.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Buckcherry To Release New Album “Hellbound” In June, Premiere “So Hott” Video

Buckcherry have announced that their new album “Hellbound” will be released on June 25. You can find a video for the effort’s first single “So Hott” below:

“Hellbound” Track Listing:

01. “54321”
02. “So Hott”
03. “Hellbound”
04. “Gun”
05. “No More Lies”
06. “Here I Come”
07. “Junk”
08. “Wasting No More Time”
09. “The Way”
10. “Barricade”

Tour Dates:

06/01 — Kansas City, MO — Uptown Theatre
06/02 — Wichita, KS — Cotillion
06/04 — Kearney, NE — Joe’s Honkey Tonk
06/05 — Denver, CO — The Venue
06/06 — Colorado Springs, CO — Sunshine Studios
06/08 — Grand Junction, CO — Mesa Theatre
06/10 — Minot, ND — The Original Bar and Grill
06/11 — Scottsbluff, NE — Shots Bar and Grill
06/12 — Des Moines, IA — Val Air Ballroom
06/13 — St Louis, MO — Pops
06/15 — Cedar Park, TX — Haute Spot
06/16 — San Antonio, TX — Rock Box
06/18 — Corpus Christi, TX — Brewster’s
06/19 — Ft Worth, TX — Rail Club
06/20 — Tyler, TX — Country River Club
06/25 — Texarkana, AR — Crossties
06/26 — Houston, TX — Outdoor Warehouse Live
06/28 — Ft Smith, AR — Temple Live
06/29 — Huntsville, AL — Shagnasty’s
07/01 — Kansasville, WI — 1175
07/02 — Evansville, IN — KC’s Marina Point
07/03 — Hannibal, MO — National Tom Sawyer Day
07/05 — Lancaster, NY — Lancaster Motorsports Park
07/07 — Pittsburgh, PA — Vinoski Winery
07/09 — Gettysburg, PA — Gettysburg Bike Week
07/10 — Streator, IL — Streator July 4 Fest
07/14 — Omaha, NE — Barnato Lounge
07/16 — Joplin, MO — Guitars
07/17 — Chickasaw, OK — Legends Event Park
07/19 — Memphis, TN — Lafayette’s Music Room
07/20 — Baton Rouge, LA — Basin Music Hall
07/21 — Jay, OK — MAO Event Center
07/23 — Chesterfield, MI — Diesel
07/24 — Grover Hill, OH — Whetzel Motor Rally
07/25 — Cincinnati, OH —Riverfront Live
07/30 — Columbus, OH — King of Clubs
07/31 — Marietta, Oh — Adelphia Music Hall
08/01 — Indianapolis, IN — Hi Fi ANNEX
08/03 — Madison, WI — Majestic
08/05 — Dubuque, IA — Five Flags Event Center
08/10 — Columbia, MO — Blue Note
08/14 — Shiley Acres, VA — Shiley Acres
08/15 — Knoxville, TN — Cotton Eye Joe’s
08/17 — Hobart, IN — Hobart Theatre
08/19 — Ft Wayne, IN — Pieres
08/20 — Lombard, IL — Brauerhouse
08/21 — Escanaba, MI — UP State Fair – Grandstand
08/22 — Green Bay, WI — Epic Event Center
08/27 — Fountain, MN — Beaver Bottoms Saloon
08/28 — Walker, MN — Northern Lights Casino
08/29 – Clear Lake, IA – Surf Ballroom
08/31 — West Peoria, IL — Crusens
09/01 — Lexington, KY — Manchester Music Hall
09/03 — Nashville, TN — Brooklyn Bowl
09/04 — Charlotte, NC — Park Expo Center
09/05 — Chattanooga, TN — The Signal
09/07 — Ardmore, OK — Heritage Hall
09/10 — Flandreau, SD — Royal River City
09/12 — Flint, MI — Machine Shop
09/14 — Cleveland, OH — HOB
09/15 — Syracuse, NY — Sharkey’s Event Center
09/17 — Hampton Beach, NH — Wally’s
09/18 — Blackthorne, NY — Blackthorne Fest
09/24 — Santa Clarita, CA — Canyon Club
09/25 — Agoura Hills, CA — Canyon Club
09/26 — Montclair, CA — Canyon Club
09/28 — Tempe, AZ — Marquee
09/30 — Salt Lake City, UT — Royal
10/01 — Cheyenne, WY — Outlaw
10/02 — Billings, MT — Pub Station
10/04 — Seattle, WA — El Corazon
10/05 — Vancouver, BC — Rickshaw
10/07 — Calgary, AB — Eagle Event Center
10/08 — Dawson Creek, BC — Encana Event Center
10/09 — Edmonton, AB — Century Casino
10/11 — Red Deer, AB — Bo’s Bar Stage
10/12 — Saskatoon, SK — Coors Event Center
10/14 — Regina, SK — Conexus Art Center
10/15 — Winnipeg, MB — Burton Cummings Theatre
10/18 — Thunder Bay, ON — NV Music Hall
10/19 — Sault Ste Marie, ON — SOO Blasters
10/21 — Sudbury, ON — The Grand
10/22 — London, ON — London Music Hall
10/23 — Ottawa, ON — Barrymore’s
10/25 — Halifax, NS — Marquee
10/26 — Moncton, NB — Tide and Boar
10/27 — Moncton, NB — Tide and Boar
10/29 — Portland, ME — Aura
10/30 — Hampton Beach, NH — Wally’s
10/31 — Rochester, NY — Montage Music Hall
11/02 — New Bedford, MA — Vault at Greasy Luck
11/04 — Norwalk, CT — Granite St Music Hall
11/05 — Sayreville, NJ — Starland Ballroom
11/06 — Farmingdale, NY — Mulcahey’s
11/08 — Baltimore, MD — The Recher
11/09 — Harrisburg, PA — Club XL
11/10 — Jacksonville, NC — Hooligans

Cryptodira Announce “A Storm Called Progress” Streaming Event

Cryptodira have announced a two-day streaming event, which they are calling “A Storm Called Progress.” The event will include a full album performance of “The Angel Of History,” which the band recorded at Graphic Nature Audio. Fans can watch that through Twitch on May 11-12 at 4:00pm PDT / 7:00pm EDT.

Scott Acquavella commented:

“As a band that’s always done things the old fashioned way of writing, recording, and touring, pandemic life has been a particularly weird adjustment for us. Having put out a record in the middle of it, we were hellbent on finding a way to bring people closer to ‘The Angel of History‘ than anything else we’ve done before, and the answer to that was ‘A Storm Called Progress‘.

‘A Storm Called Progress‘ is centered around a live, in-studio performance of The Angel of History recorded at Graphic Nature Audio and mixed/mastered by Jamie King that will be premiered as a two day live stream event on our Twitch Channel.

From there, the following months will see a series of video releases, with each month being dedicated to a different song on the record. For each song there will be an instrumental play-through video, a deep dive lyrical analysis video, and a video cut of that individual song from the live performance to explore ‘The Angel of History‘ in a completely different context.

We weren’t content to just put out any old video performance in a sea of COVID-inspired live streams and it was important to us to release a body of work that would be engaging for listeners and creatively challenging for us, pandemic or not.”

Watch Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Perform “Gibson Guitar Riff” At Nashville SC Vs. FC Cincinnati Game

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine performed the “Gibson Guitar Riff” during the April 17 Nashville SC vs. FC Cincinnati game at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee. You can see footage of that below:

KISS Biopic “Shout It Out Loud” Reportedly Coming To Netflix

According to Deadline, Netflix are close to making a new deal for a new KISS biopic titled “Shout It Out Loud.” The film is reportedly being directed by Joachim Rønning (“Kon-Tiki”, “Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil”) with a script written by Ole Sanders. The movie, which is being made in cooperation with Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, will be produced by Mark Canton through Atmosphere Entertainment, Leigh Ann Burton through Opus 7, Courtney Solomon, David Blackman and Jody Gerson through Universal Music Group, and manager Doc McGhee through McGee Entertainment. Rønning, Simmons, and Stanley will also be producers, while Atmosphere’s Dorothy Canton and David Hopwood will be executive producers. Stay tuned for more details.

GoFundMe Campaign Launched For Exodus Drummer Tom Hunting Following Cancer Diagnosis

As previously reported, Exodus drummer Tom Hunting was recently diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma of the stomach. Now, guitarist Gary Holt has launched a GoFundMe campaign to help him out with medical bills.

Holt commented:

“I’ve started a gofund me page for Tom Hunting, who as you may well know, is currently in the beginning phase of his battle against cancer , and you can imagine how the bills are going to stack up, co pays as well as home.

Some people will think “oh rock dudes with albums, must be rich” and shit, but Tom, like many others , worked during this pandemic and global shut down of the music industry. Some shill merch and memorabilia ( yours truly) while Tom, with a life time of experience working with his hands, is a builder. He does construction work on the side.

He can’t now and so let’s help keep him above water during this fight! I dropped a grand to get started( well, someone named Chris was first! Thanks Chris for giving before it was even posted! You rule!👊🏻) If you can help out, as well as share the link, that would be greatly appreciated! Much love from Tom and the Exodus camp🤘🏻”

Watch Jason Newsted (Ex-Metallica) Cover Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues”

Jason Newsted (ex-Metallica) has shared footage of himself performing a cover of Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues” with his Chophouse Band during a March 2019 show at the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, Florida. You can check that out below:

The Bronx Premiere New Song “Superbloom”

The Bronx have premiered a new song titled “Superbloom.” This track is from the band’s new album “Bronx VI,” which will be released on August 27. It is also available as a limited edition 7 inch. Matt Caughthran commented:

“‘Superbloom‘ is a sonic search for deeper meaning. Musically, the song originated from our bass player Brad Magers, his first official offering on a Bronx Record. The chorus was co-written with Joby Ford, so there is a very unique push/pull that takes place for the first time in Bronx history. Lyrically, the song is about a day I spent lost in the California wildflowers with an old friend. Reflecting on the past in a somewhat desperate attempt to make sense of the present. A very inspired song and one of my favorites on the record.”