Ghost Announce North American Tour With Mastodon & Spiritbox

Ghost have announced a headlining North American tour. Mastodon and Spiritbox will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

08/26 San Diego, CA – Pechanga Arena San Diego
08/27 Tucson, AZ – Tucson Convention Center Arena
08/30 Austin, TX – Moody Center
08/31 Corpus Christi, TX – American Bank Center Arena
09/02 Huntsville, AL – Von Braun Center’s Propst Arena
09/03 Duluth, GA – Gas South Arena
09/04 Asheville, NC – ExploreAsheville.com Arena
09/06 Tampa, FL – Yuengling Arena
09/08 Danville, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Fest (no Mastodon)
09/09 Trenton, NJ – CURE Insurance Arena
09/10 Belmont Park, NY – UBS Arena
09/12 Providence, RI – Dunkin Donuts Center
09/13 Bangor, ME – Cross Insurance Center
09/15 Quebec City, QC – Videotron Centre
09/16 Laval, QC – Place Bell
09/17 Toronto, ON – Coca Cola Coliseum
09/19 Saginaw, MI – Dow Event Center
09/20 Youngstown, OH – Covelli Centre
09/21 Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center Arena
09/23 Green Bay, WI – Resch Center (feat. Carcass) (no Mastodon)

Thrice Share New Song “Dead Wake” & Acoustic Version Of “Scavengers”

Thrice have shared a new song titled “Dead Wake,” along with an acoustic version of “Scavengers.” Dustin Kensrue said the following about “Dead Wake”:

“This is a tune we were working on during the ‘Horizons/East‘ sessions, but hadn’t completed. I’ve always been fascinated by songs that only have one chord progression, but feel expansive and varied through the use of shifting melodies and layers, and we wanted to play with that format here.”

Papa Roach, Falling In Reverse, Hollywood Undead, & Bad Wolves Announce U.S. Tour

Papa Roach and Falling In Reverse have announced a co-headlining U.S. tour. Hollywood Undead and Bad Wolves will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

07/27 East Providence, RI – Bold Point Pavilion
07/29 Bangor, ME – Maine Savings Amphitheatre
07/30 Gilford, NH – Bank Of New Hampshire Pavilion
07/31 Bridgeport, CT – Hartford Healthcare Amphitheater
08/02 Reading, PA – Santander Arena
08/03 Middletown, NY – Summerstage At OCFS
08/04 Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater At Lakeview
08/06 Bay City, MI – Veteran’s Memorial Park
08/07 Milwaukee, WI – Miller High Life Theatre
08/09 Sturgis, SD – Sturgis Buffalo Chip
08/10 Grand Forks, ND – Alerus Center
08/12 Sioux City, IA – Hard Rock Casino Battery Park
08/13 Dubuque, IA – Q Casino Backwaters Stage
08/14 Green Bay, WI – Capital Credit Union Park
08/16 Mankato, MN – Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center
08/19 Pocatello, ID – Portneuf Health Trust Amphitheatre
08/20 Airway Heights, WA – Northern Quest Resort & Casino
08/21 Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center Amphitheatre
08/23 Irvine, CA – Fivepoint Amphitheater
08/25 Las Vegas, NV – The Theater At Virgin Hotels Las Vegas
08/27 El Paso, TX – Speaking Rock Entertainment Center
08/29 Kansas City, KS – Azura Amp
08/30 Little Rock, AR – First Security Amphitheater
08/31 Nashville, TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium

Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With Phrenetix

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 Phrenetix.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

PHRENETIX: We are PHRENETIX, a thrash metal band from Vilnius, Lithuania.

We started to play in 2013, after two members from the band before called ‘State of Ruin’ tragically died in a car accident. It was difficult, but we really wanted to play, party and travel, so there was no other choice but to keep going.

There were a couple of more line up changes but we kept on having a good time. We traveled for a little bit in Europe, also in 2018 we represented Lithuania in Wacken Metal Battle, Germany.

Phrenetix have released two studio albums “Fear” in 2015 and “Exuviae” in 2021.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

PHRENETIX: Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, Mastodon, Ghost, Twelve Foot Ninja, Primus, Tool.

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

PHRENETIX: Our new album is called ‘Exuviae’, which means sloughed old skin of an animal, like a snake. This tells a bit about what the band was going through in the process of writing and recording the album. In earlier years, we’ve been mostly known as old school thrashers, but we got a lot of new experiences as musicians and it shows itself with ‘Exuviae’. You can hear more complexity, melodies an arrangements than an average thrash metal album offers.

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

PHRENETIX: To get crazy, wild, drunk and have an amazing party.

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

PHRENETIX: I see us playing at least 200 shows a year all over the world!

You can listen to our music on all streaming platforms, including Spotify or YouTube.

You can buy our music or merch at bigcartel.com and bandcamp.com.

You can follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Deftones Announce Intimate London, UK Show

Deftones have booked a small show at the O2 Forum Kentish Town in London, UK. The event will be held on June 13 and it will also feature an opening set from Grandson.

Here’s the band’s updated European/UK schedule:

06/04 Nürburg, GER – Nürburgring (‘Rock am Ring‘)
06/05 Nuremberg, GER – Zeppelinfield (‘Rock im Park‘)
06/07 Zurich, SWI – X-TRA
06/09 Lyon, FRA – Fourviere Nights
06/11 Donington Park, UK – Download Festival
06/13 London, UK – O2 Forum Kentish Town (feat. Grandson)
06/17 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest Open Air
06/18 Landgraaf, NET – Pinkpop Festival
06/19 Dessel, BEL – Graspop Metal Meeting
06/21 Bologna, ITA – Sequoie Music Park
06/22 Zagreb, CRO – INmusic Festival
06/24 Budapest, HUN – Budapest Park
06/26 Hamburg, GER – edel-optics.de Arena
06/27 Berlin, GER – Verti Music Hall
06/29 Viveiro, SPA – Resurrection Fest
07/02 Seinajoki, FIN – Provinssi Festival
07/03 Helsinki, FIN – Tuska Open Air
07/05 Stockholm, SWE – Grona Lund
07/07 Madrid, SPA – Mad Cool Festival
07/13 Katowice, POL – Metal Hammer Festival
07/13-17 Cluj-Napoca, ROM – Electric Castle Festival

“Destination Onward: The Story Of Fates Warning” To Be Released In July

A new Fates Warning book, titled “Destination Onward: The Story Of Fates Warning,” is set to be released on July 15. The effort was written by Jeff Wagner in cooperation with past and present members of the band, record labels, peer musicians, roadies, and more.

Here’s a description of the book [via radicalresearch.org]:

“Fates Warning’s compelling 13-album discography, from debut ‘Night on Brocken’ to final album ‘Long Day Good Night,’ is the very essence of progressive heavy metal music. Founded in 1983 in Connecticut by five ambitious youngsters, the band matured, evolved and shifted through one of the most fascinating evolutions in the genre. Their music remains an inspiration to legions of fans worldwide, and now their story is detailed throughout ‘Destination Onward.’

Researched with the cooperation of every band member past and present, author and longtime Fates devotee Jeff Wagner guides the reader through artistic triumphs, lineup fluctuations, commercial breakthroughs and music industry tribulations. This is a celebration, a love letter, and an honest appraisal of the many ups and downs throughout Fates Warning’s formidable 40-year history.”

Wagner added:

“Anyone who owns my previous two books (‘Mean Deviation’ and ‘Soul On Fire’) will recognize many design aspects, including the cover’s French flaps and generally high quality of presentation. I labored hard over every single aspect, from the huge to the minuscule, to bring Fates fans a special document of the band’s career. Fates Warning, and its fans, deserve nothing less.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Ozzy Osbourne Planning To Release New Album In September

During an appearance on “The Graham Norton Radio Show” last month, Ozzy Osbourne’s wife and manager Sharon Osbourne revealed that the frontman is planning to release his new album in September. She said the following:

“[Ozzy is] good. He’s really, really good. He’s finished another album which is coming out in September. And there we are. He’s busy in the studio. He still does all his writing and singing, and it keeps him really happy… He’ll never stop singing and writing. We’ve built him a big studio here [at the house in the U.K.], so he can do it all at home. And he can’t wait to come back, to be honest with you.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Two More Dates Added To Alice In Chains, Breaking Benjamin & Bush’s Upcoming Tour

Two more dates have been added to Alice In Chains, Breaking Benjamin, and Bush’s upcoming U.S. tour. This includes new stops in Mt. Pleasant, MI (no Breaking Benjamin) and Holmdel, NJ.

Tour Dates:

08/10 Burgettstown, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake
08/11 Camden, NJ – Waterfront Music Pavilion
08/13 Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
08/14 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
08/16 Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre
08/17 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center
08/19 Bonner Springs, KS – Azura Amphitheater
08/20 Council Bluffs, IA – Westfair Amphitheater
08/22 Milwaukee, WI – American Family Insurance Amphitheater
08/24 Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/25 St. Paul, MN – Minnesota State Fair Ground Grandstand
08/27 Englewood, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
08/29 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
08/31 Bend, OR – Hayden Homes Amphitheater
09/02 Ridgefield, WA – RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater
09/03 Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre (‘Pain In The Grass‘)
09/05 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
09/07 Wheatland, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre
09/08 Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
09/10 Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
09/11 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
09/14 Del Valle, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
09/16 Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion (no Bush)
09/17 Houston, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman (no Bush)
09/20 Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
09/21 Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
09/23 Mt. Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort (no Breaking Benjamin)
09/25 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life (Alice In Chains only)
09/27 Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
09/28 Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
09/30 Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds
10/01 West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
10/04 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
10/05 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
10/07 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
10/08 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center

Sean Zatorsky Offers Update On New Sinsaenum Album

During a recent interview with Pierre Gutiérrez of Rock Talks, Sinsaenum vocalist Sean Zatorsky offered an update on the band’s new album. The effort is currently expected to be released next year.

Zatorsky said the following:

“We have already written [a lot of the new record]. We still need to work on lyrics and we need to kind of piece the rest of the songs together. So we’re kind of still in that halfway point of having a tangible product and taking it to be mixed and then still needing to write a little bit and put the polishing touches on stuff.”

He continued when asked if the band have found a replacement for late drummer Joey Jordison:

“We do have a drummer. I can’t really say who — I’m not really allowed, unfortunately — but it is someone that we know… The guy we got’s great… He knows the band and [he’s] a friend, and it’ll just be a perfect combination, from what it sounds like. He’s known Fred [guitarist/bassist Frédéric Leclercq] for a long time, but I know him too. We became friends through mutual people. [He’s] not [in] a super-famous band, but he does in some [other] bands [as well].

It’s more about just finding someone who will vibe. You’re never gonna replace Joey, so looking for the next superstar isn’t necessarily the answer, I think, sometimes. But this guy, he definitely can do the job. I think it’ll be really cool.”

He also added the following when asked about release plans for the new record:

“Fred’s in KREATOR right now, so he’s busy just doing a lot of that. I think they just dropped an album. I’m sure they’ll tour. It’ll be, I think, next… We talked about next summer maybe getting together and me flying over to France and kind of staying there, maybe doing some vocals and finalizing parts… It’ll be next year — a year from now. ‘Cause he’s gotta finish his touring cycle and whatnot. That’s just kind of what we were roughly speaking, that I would fly there next summer maybe, or maybe April or May or March — sometime next year, early in the year, middle of the year — and I would go over and we’d finish lyrics and we’d finish vocals and put the finishing touches on stuff.”

He also confirmed that Jordison had yet to track any drums for the new material prior to his death.

“No. He started to piece together what would be what. We were messaging him July 14th [of 2021] about the drumming and we started sending him songs literally right then. I think the last time I spoke with Joey was the 20th [of July]. ‘Cause I was talking about some VENTED stuff and how I needed to hire him for an engineer gig. And he was, like, ‘I wanna do the SINSAENUM stuff first.’ So VENTED went to the backburner. And then it was only just a few days later he died. Unfortunately, he didn’t have a chance to do anything. But he did get to hear some of [the songs], so that kind of feels good. He liked what he heard. And it’s so cliché to say, but he definitely is one of those guys that would have been, like, ‘You guys should continue on.’ He bled, shit and slept metal. So if anybody understood, it was him.”

It goes without saying [the album will be dedicated to Jordison] He touched us all, man — especially me. Him and I got really close those last few months before he passed. So it was sad.”

[via Blabbermouth]