Beartooth’s Caleb Shomo Joined Pierce The Veil Onstage At 2017 Rock On The Range

During Pierce The Veil’s set at the 2017 Rock On The Range in Columbus, OH, the band were joined onstage by Beartooth’s Caleb Shomo. Check out fan-filmed footage of them performing “Caraphernelia” below:

[via Rock Sound]

Thy Art Is Murder Announce Australian Tour With Alpha Wolf, Cursed Earth, & Deadlights

Thy Art Is Murder have announced headlining a Australian tour with Alpha Wolf, Cursed Earth, and Deadlights. Check out the dates for that below. The band’s new album “Dear Desolation” will be available later this year.

Tour Dates:

07/27 Perth, AUS – Badlands Bar
07/28 Adelaide, AUS – Enigma Bar
07/29 Melbourne, AUS – Max Watt’s
08/02 Belconnen, AUS – The Basement
08/03 Wollongong, AUS – Uni Bar
08/04 Sydney, AUS – Oxford Art Factory
08/05 Newcastle West, AUS – Cambridge Hotel
08/10 Fortitude Valley, AUS – Crowbar
08/11 Mountain Creek, AUS – Wharf Tavern
08/12 Miami, AUS – Miami Tavern

In Hearts Wake Premiere New Song “Waterborne”

As a thank you to fans who signed on to contribute to In Hearts Wake and Tangaroa Blue’s initiative to clean-up polluted waterways in Australia, the band have shared the new track that inspired the campaign “Waterborne.” This song is from their new album “Ark,” which will be released on May 26. In Hearts Wake commented:

“We are overwhelmed by the amount of people who have already signed up to help us clean some of Australia’s most polluted waterways. If this goes well, we’d like to take it around the world. As a thank you to everyone ahead of our album coming out on Friday, here’s an early gift called ‘Waterborne’ which is the track that inspired the initiative. We have given Water a voice and the lyrics are written from its perspective.”

Metallica’s James Hetfield Comments On Chris Cornell’s Death

Metallica’s James Hetfield was recently interviewed by Mistress Carrie of WAAF, and opened up about the death of Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, etc.) You can find the full interview in the below video:

Hetfield said the following:

“Well, it does make you hug those around you, for sure—bandmates, family that’s out here, family at home. It makes you realize that, you know, there is a darkness that anyone and everyone can find and feel that they’re trapped in. And when you’re there—and at least I know the depth of my darkness at times—it is difficult when you’re in that space to even fathom that there’s someone there that can help you or has been through that before. Sometimes you’re at such a loss…

“I can’t… obviously can’t explain what he was going through, but we all have our darknesses… And check in with each other—check in with each other. Let each other know how you’re doing.”

“Yes, it’s a sad story, and there’s a lot of sad stories recently, especially in the grunge world, losing a lot of people. And for us, [losing] Lemmy and all of the things that have been happening in the last couple of years, it just makes us feel even more grateful to be out here doing what we’re doing.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Rock/Metal Artists Comment On Manchester Terror Attack

Many rock/metal have commented on last night’s (May 22) tragic bombing at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, UK, which resulted in 22 deaths and 59 hospitalizations. You can see what some of them had to say below:

I am so sick of reading headlines like this. We as a race, THE HUMAN RACE, have to do better than this. A music concert is supposed to be a place where people gather to forget their problems for a few hours, not somewhere to roll the dice with your life. At times like this, I think the only thing a normal person can do is try to be the best, most moral, human they can be- in our jaded era, I believe this is more necessary than ever. For instance, this evening after I read this headline, I ran into a very loose acquaintance at the grocery store & mentioned the news. This person joked "Maybe they did it because it was an Ariana Grande show." I was too shocked to even say anything- I utterly fail to find the humor in the fact that at least 19 people are dead & many more injured, whatever you may think of someone's music. I know nothing about Ariana Grande or any of her songs, but I can guarantee that people of many different races, religions, & beliefs were at that show for the same reason- to have a good time. Some of them won't go home tonight. This is not fucking funny to me. This sort of jaded, joking, mentality is evidence to me of the continual chipping away of our humanity by the pathetically low standards of our era. We are better than this, people. It's dehumanizing, just like the freakish & twisted beliefs that allowed this asshole terrorist to kill a bunch of people they didn't know. Everything you do & say has consequences, even if you don't believe that. Make sure you do your best to think & speak with a moral heart- maybe your kindness will prevent someone from going down a dark path- you never know who you may effect positively. My thoughts & prayers are with y'all in the U.K. tonight.

A post shared by D. Randall Blythe (@drandallblythe) on

My heart goes out to Ariana Grande, the victims and the victims families of tonight's attack in Manchester. Our music sanctuary was defiled again tonight. As a performer this hits at my very core. This is again an attack on my home, the very place where my soul lives and breathes. And as a performer I will continue to bring live music to all corners of the world, now not only as an act of peace, equality, love and empowerment but as an act of defiance. I defy your hate, senselessness and cowardice. How dare you enter our fucking church and bring an early end to innocent children and adults who's only desire tonight was to feel that intangible freedom that live music gifts to us all. I raise my guitar and sing my highest note for all our friends in Manchester and we carry Paris with us always as well! We fight back with love and Rock n Roll! Rock on my friends…Rock On.

A post shared by LZZY HALE (@officiallzzyhale) on

Manchester. UK. My home away from home. When you're hurt, I hurt. I'm with you. WE'RE with you. We always will be.

A post shared by Corey Taylor (@coreytaylor) on