Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats have postponed their North American tour with Twin Temple due to the coronavirus pandemic. The band commented:
“For obvious reasons, our North American tour with Twin Temple has been postponed and we’re currently working on rescheduling the dates. We’ll announce further information here as soon as we can. We thank you for your support and hope to see you later in the year. Please insert ‘Program Disc 5’ until further notice. Stay safe. UA”
Megadeth have launched pre-orders for two new pieces of merch including a “Countdown To Extinction” long sleeve shirt and a Vic Rattlehead “Ripped Through” t-shirt. Both items will come with a free mask and a portion of the proceeds will go towards directrelief.org to help out with COVID-19 relief efforts.
Considering how hard the music industry has been hit by the coronavirus pandemic, Papa Roach have decided to launch a new shirt to raise money for their road crew. The band said the following:
“Our business and careers are nearly at a standstill and the people hurting the most are the road crew. They bust their asses day in and day out and right now they are out of work. We’re giving all of the proceeds of the sale of this shirt to the crew that make Papa Roach happen on tour. In addition to that we’ve got some other new items available in the online store now that were intended for our EU Tour which has been canceled. Now they’re available for everyone for a limited time. Check it all out in the store today!”
Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Black Queen, etc.), Chelsea Wolfe, Dylan Walker (Full Of Hell), Planet B, Ghostemane, and more will be featured on visual artist Jesse Draxler’s new compilation album “Reigning Cement.” That effort was put together after Draxler challenged the various musicians “to create sound collages/songs using only 34 sonic assets [he] supplied.” The artists were also able to add vocals if they wanted to. The record will be released digitally and as a vinyl LP packaged with a 100-page printed zine. You can listen to Walker‘s track “Time reign cemenT“ below, courtesy of Revolver.
Allegaeon have released a cover of Yes’ “Roundabout.” You can stream that and check out a behind the scenes video below:
Riley McShane commented:
“We’re very excited to release our rendition of ‘Roundabout‘ by YES from their 1971 album ‘Fragile‘. We have always been huge fans of progressive rock and all the genres that were birthed from that era of music – in this cover we try to showcase not only those influences, but also how we as individual musicians have been impacted by the music of yesteryear and how that impact has helped us to develop our own styles of playing.
We tracked this single with our good friend and long-time engineer Dave Otero at Flatline Audio in Denver, CO. Recording with Dave is always a treat, and this time we were fortunate enough to be joined in the studio by Metal Blade Records‘ Vince Edwards to document the experience with a hybrid, music video meets studio documentary film available for viewing here: https://youtu.be/coGYIrhz05o
Thank you all so much for listening, we hope to see you back on the road later this year and will keep you posted on any further developments in our world. Until then, stay tuned for live streams, Q&A, merch sales, and much more from the Allegaeon camp over the next few months. You rule, and thanks again.”