Currents Premiere “Remember Me” Music Video

Currents have premiered a new video for their new song “Remember Me.” This track is from the band’s new album “The Death We Seek,” which will be released on May 5.

Vocalist Brian Wille commented:

“‘Remember Me‘ is a statement to our growing divide between one another. The dark side to technology’s double-edged-sword is access to a font of information and public discourse, curated to engagement, and skewed to individual interest and world-view. The further we go in, the further we’re separated from the middle ground and impartial truths.

Over the course of the Internet’s existence and the rise of social media empires, we’re beginning to fracture our relationships with one another over anything we can fight about, even going as far as to relish in the chaos and division. You can see the exact same event and come out with instant, infinite perspectives across the ideological spectrum; painted on a mass public forum accessible to billions of people. Driven further by algorithms and advertising, poison can spread quickly and have lasting outcomes on how we see each other and the world around us.

While disagreement and debate are not new, nor the real enemy here, we’ve all felt a particular strain to our closest ties over the last three years. This song is the release of that frustration and loss, and a call to find what brings us together and work through what sets us apart. Whether it’s a personal issue or an ideological impasse, we can all do better to practice empathy, understanding, and trust in those around us; that’s the only way we can collectively see through what’s real, and what’s interest-driven spectacle.”

“The Death We Seek” Track Listing:

01. “The Death We Seek”
02. “Living In Tragedy”
03. “Unfamiliar”
04. “So Alone”
05. “Over And Over”
06. “Beyond This Road”
07. “Vengeance”
08. “Gone Astray”
09. “Remember Me”
10. “Guide Us Home”

Slipknot, Pantera, Limp Bizkit, Etc. Set For 2023 Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival

The lineup has been revealed for this year’s Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival. The event will take place at the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, OH on July 14-16 and it will feature the following:

July 14: Limp Bizkit, Volbeat, Highly Suspect, Coal Chamber, Hatebreed, P.O.D., Slaughter To Prevail, We Came As Romans, Fit For A King, Chelsea Grin, Kublai Khan TX, Vended, Mothica, A Killer’s Confession, Thousand Below, Fox Lake, Violent New Breed, Dark Signal, Lonewolf, Sid Stratton, Southbound Beretta, and Bittersweet Revenge.

July 15: Pantera, Lamb Of God, In This Moment, Motionless In White, Underoath, The Ghost Inside, Suicide Silence, Memphis May Fire, Mushroomhead, Fire From The Gods, The Violent, Varials, Woe Is Me, Like Moths To Flames, Uncured, Heartsick, Asava, Set For Tomorrow, Fight From Within, Half Heard Voices, Harmless Habit, and Ghostatic.

July 16: Slipknot, Megadeth, Bush, Flyleaf (with Lacey Sturm), Asking Alexandria, Wage War, GWAR, Crown The Empire, 10 Years, Fame On Fire, Dayseeker, Gideon, Eva Under Fire, Slay Squad, Last Of Our Kind, Clifford, Nerv, Scarlett O’Hara, More Than Never, Traverse The Abyss, Frayle, God Of Nothing, and Darkhorse Saloon.

Orthodox Premiere “Nothing To See” Music Video

Orthodox have premiered a new video for their song “Nothing To See.” This track is from the band’s latest album “Learning To Dissolve.“ Adam Easterling commented:

“I think one of the strongest points of Orthodox is our performance, and this video is able to at least capture some of the energy we bring to the stage. Truly though, if you even kind’ve like our music – you really gotta see it live.”

Iron Maiden, Rage Against The Machine, Soundgarden, Etc. Nominated For 2023 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

The nominees have been revealed for this year’s Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony. They include: Iron Maiden, Rage Against The Machine, Soundgarden, The White Stripes, Kate Bush, Sheryl Crow, Missy Elliott, Joy Division/New Order, Cyndi Lauper, George Michael, Willie Nelson, The Spinners, A Tribe Called Quest, and Warren Zevon. The inductees will be announced in May and you can vote on your favorites HERE. The ceremony is expected to take place this fall with further details still pending.

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

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

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

ALYSE ZAVALA: Our band LYLVC (pronounced “lilac”) is based out of Raleigh, NC. We have a dual-vocalist dynamic between a male rapper (Oscar Romero Lemus) and a female singer (myself- Alyse Zavala). During the COVID pandemic, I wanted to start a modern rock band that was like Linkin Park and Bring Me The Horizon had a baby, but with a female singer. I met Cameron Gillette, who is our mad genius behind all the LYLVC song instrumentals that inspire my lyrics and vocal melodies and Oscar’s raps. Cam plays rhythm guitar, keyboard, and creates all the synth/electronic elements in our songs. Seth “Sketti” Morgan is our lead guitarist, Ryan Powell is our drummer, and Kenneth “Kenny” Kaval is our Bassist. Our first music video for “Perfect Drug” blew up with over a million views, our second music video “Undertow” has over half a million views so far, and we just finished a Nation-wide tour with the band New Years Day. We’ve been writing so much new music since our tour and we plan to record at Howard Benson’s West Valley Recording Studios again THIS WEEK with our Producer Mike Plotnikoff who has recorded huge artists such as Three Days Grace, Halestorm, My Chemical Romance, and more. 2023 better be ready for us!

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

CAM GILLETTE: I was always inspired by artists that could build sounds and often handled designing their own soundscapes and mixes into cohesive songs like Trent Reznor and Devin Townsend. Lately I’ve been gleaning from: Bring Me The Horizon, Carpenter Brut, and The Midnight.

OSCAR ROMERO: I always loved artists whose energy you could feel in their lyrics and performance. Living and breathing in the art is something I try to create in my own work: Rage Against The Machine, Linkin Park, Eminem, J Cole, Kendrick Lamar.

ALYSE ZAVALA: I grew up loving vocalists that sang with a lot of emotion or have pain in their lyrics: Chris Cornell, Etta James, Linkin Park, Oli Sykes. Eminem, Hayley Williams, etc. I love songs that either challenge me vocally for fun practice, or songs that have lyrics that force me to “feel” their pain and emotions.

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

ALYSE ZAVALA: We finally released our full EP called “Perfect Drug”!! If you love the combination between rap and rock music, or love metal breakdowns, catchy choruses, powerful vocals, and emotional lyrics- this EP is for you! We like to get weird and create unique sounds to surprise you throughout each song.

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

ALYSE ZAVALA: Energy, Energy, ENERGY!! Every single band member throws down and headbangs like it’ll be our last show. I sing crazy power notes in between dancing and getting the crowd involved. Oscar is a HYPE MAN that keeps the crowd engaged with nonstop movement. Cam climbs over everything while he plays wireless keyboards all over the stage or on top of light towers. Ryan has a wild drum performance that keeps his dreads flying everywhere. Kenny screams and headbangs in your face like the intimidating giant bear of a person he is. Sketti is constantly jumping and spinning in between guitar solos. Oscar and I play and push off of each other so much, that you can feel how strong the emotions, the power, the violence, and insane chemistry mindset between us will force you to feel everything we were feeling when we wrote our lyrics. We incorporate lights and video visuals into our show as well to enhance the suspense, tension, and release of each instrumental section.

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

ALYSE ZAVALA: Hopefully touring and sharing our music with the world. We want to make it to a place in our careers where we can create art without boundaries, and share it with as many people as we can. I want people to hear our music and feel like they aren’t alone in their personal struggles.

Ozzy Osbourne Officially Cancels His European Tour: “Never Would I Have Imagined That My Touring Days Would Have Ended This Way”

Ozzy Osbourne has officially cancelled his headlining European tour. The frontman, who is still recovering from major surgery and dealing with complications from PRKN 2, also confirmed that he will be retiring from touring.

Osbourne said the following:

“This is probably one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to share with my loyal fans. As you may all know, four years ago, this month, I had a major accident, where I damaged my spine.

My one and only purpose during this time has been to get back on stage. My singing voice is fine. However, after three operations, stem cell treatments, endless physical therapy sessions, and most recently groundbreaking Cybernics (HAL) Treatment, my body is still physically weak.

I am honestly humbled by the way you’ve all patiently held onto your tickets for all this time, but in all good conscience, I have now come to the realization that I’m not physically capable of doing my upcoming European/UK tour dates, as I know I couldn’t deal with the travel required. Believe me when I say that the thought of disappointing my fans really FUCKS ME UP, more than you will ever know.

Never would I have imagined that my touring days would have ended this way. My team is currently coming up with ideas for where I will be able to perform without having to travel from city to city and country to country.

I want to thank my family……my band…….my crew……my longtime friends, Judas Priest, and of course, my fans for their endless dedication, loyalty, and support, and for giving me the life that I never ever dreamed I would have.

I love you all…

Ticket refunds are available at point of purchase.”

Gyze Change Name To Ryujin, Sign With Napalm Records

Gyze have officially changed their name to Ryujin. With this news, the band have also revealed that they have signed a new deal with Napalm Records.

Guitarist/vocalist Ryoji Shinomoto commented:

“We have a very GRATEFUL announcement on behalf of Ryujin (ex-Gyze):

Like a Phoenix from the ashes… Gyze has become Ryujin!

Matthew Kiichi Heafy from Trivium is our manager, producer, mentor.

We are proud to have just signed a worldwide deal with the amazing Napalm Records.

We are ready to make this band a worldwide-known act; and to bring happiness and excitement to everyone around the globe.

The name Ryujin comes from the Japanese Dragon God King with the same name. In Japanese lore, Ryujin freely moves heaven and earth, moves the clouds, blows the wind, and makes it rain. The Dragon God King also controls the flow of weather, ocean currents, and geothermal heat.

We can’t wait for you to hear the music we’ve been working on.”

Heafy added:

“It is my incredible honor to announce that I am officially working with the newly reincarnated form of Gyze, Ryujin, for management, production, and mentoring. Ryujin is the Japanese king of the dragons – and the namesake of this for the band is nothing but appropriate.

Ryoji is one of the most talented human beings I’ve ever had the privilege of knowing. Whether it’s his monstrous screaming, powerful singing, other-worldly guitar playing, or his masterful songwriting – he is a musical force of nature.

This album is going to be mind blowing.”

Turnstile Added To 2023 Furnace Fest

Turnstile have been added to this year’s Furnace Fest. That event will take place at the Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham, AL on September 23-24 and it will also feature: Between The Buried And Me, Head Automatica, Saosin, Extol, Zao, Strife, It Dies Today, A Plea For Purging, Training For Utopia, Scowl, Defeater, Ninety Pound Wuss, Teenage Wrist, Blessed By A Broken Heart, Zulu, Inclination, Valleyheart, One King Down, Gorilla Biscuits, The Callous Daoboys, Drain, and Foreign Hands. As previously reported, a pre-show “Shed Bash” will also be held on September 22.

Tarja Turunen (Ex-Nightwish) Announces U.S. Tour

Tarja Turunen (Ex-Nightwish) has announced a U.S. tour with Armored Dawn. Here’s the dates:

06/14 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of The Living Arts
06/16 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
06/17 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
06/18 Boston, MA – Big Night Live
06/20 Detroit, MI - Saint Andrew’s Hall
06/21 Chicago, IL – House of Blues Chicago
06/22 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
06/24 Denver, CO  – Marquis Theater
06/26 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
06/27 Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco
06/28 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues Las Vegas
06/30 Berkeley, CA – The UC Theater