Boris Announce “Flood” & “NO” Reissues, Premiere “Loveless” Live Video

Boris have announced that they will be reissuing “Flood” and “NO” on vinyl on August 27. “NO” will also receive a wide digital release on the same day. In other news, the band have also shared footage of “Loveless” from their April livestream event “NO World Tour In Your Head”:

Lindsay Schoolcraft And Gaia Guarda Team Up For New Song “I Didn’t Break”

Lindsay Schoolcraft (ex-Cradle of Filth) and Gaia Guarda have joined forces for a new song titled “I Didn’t Break.” That track is from the new “C² Underground Music Special” compilation, which will be available on September 17. Guarda told Outburn the following:

“‘I Didn’t Break’ was born in the depths of the uncertainty of 2020 by two stubborn musicians that decided to do a collaboration, even though they had no access to the studio due to the pandemic restrictions. I learned to record in my bathtub, and give a second life to a pantyhose that I had lying around as a pop filter. The fact that the production was such a big challenge makes the song even more special to us. We hope you like it as much as we do! And I do recommend that listen to it while taking a bath, so you can imagine my homemade setup!”

Silent Planet & Dying Wish Announce Fall Tour

Silent Planet and Dying Wish have announced a fall tour together. The shows will take place around their tour with Motionless In White and Light The Torch.

Tour Dates:

09/03 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
09/04 Salt Lake City, UT – The Beehive
09/05 Denver, CO – The Marquis
09/09 Columbus, OH – Ace Of Cups
09/10 Buffalo, NY – Rec Room
09/12 Hartford, CT – Webster
09/16 Lakewood, OH – Foundry
09/27 Memphis, TN – Growlers
09/28 Springfield, MO – The Riff
09/29 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street
09/30 Kansas City, MO – The Rino
10/01 Dallas, TX – Club Dada
10/02 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Underground
10/04 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s (no Dying Wish)
10/05 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad (no Dying Wish)

Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) Teases New Song “Cyber Criminal”

Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) has shared a teaser for his new song “Cyber Criminal.” The track will appear on the frontman’s next release “Cinematique,” which will be available on August 6. That effort will feature 25 cinematic compositions and it will be split into two parts, with one being classical compositions (“Illuminate”) and one being modern compositions (“Violent Violins”).

Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Gary Rossington Recovering From Emergency Heart Surgery

Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Gary Rossington is currently recovering from emergency heart surgery. As a result, the guitarist will be missing the band’s upcoming shows.

The group commented:

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Gary Rossington as he recovers from emergency heart surgery.

Gary is home resting and recovering with his family at home. He wants everyone to know he is doing good and expects a full recovery.

After this past year, the country being shut down and everything we have all been thru, The Rossington’s encouraged the band to go perform in his absence. Music is a powerful healer!

We all felt playing the shows and bringing the music to y’all was a better option than canceling the performances.

We wish Gary a speedy recovery and we will see the Skynyrd Nation very soon!

Please do us a favor and say some prayers for the Rossington family and if you would like to leave him a (positive) message please do! He will look forward to reading them!”

Watch ZZ Top Perform Without Bassist Dusty Hill

ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill was forced to head home from the band’s current tour due to a “hip issue.” During his absence, Elwood Francis is filling in. You can see footage of the group performing with Francis in New Lenox, IL below:

ZZ Top commented:

“The members of ZZ Top, Billy, and Frank, would like to share that Dusty, their fearless Bass player, is on a short detour back to Texas, to address a hip issue. They await a speedy recovery and have him back pronto.

Per Dusty’s request “The show must go on!”. With that directive, ZZ Top has put the services of Mr. Elwood Francis, their trusted guitar tech of the past two decades, into play with his slide guitar, bass guitar, and harmonica playing in full swing.”

Billy Gibbons added:

“And with Elwood to our right, rest assured ZZ Top will deliver their good time, signature show. Billy’s big guitar, crushing drums from Mr. Beard, and Elwood securing the bottom end continues the delivery with those famous three chords we all dig”.

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

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 Torie Jock.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

TORIE JOCK: Hey! I’m Torie Jock and I’m happy to be here today! I met my drummer first about nine months ago. He and I planned on being a musical duo until we found other members to join the band. My drummer thought of his longtime friend shortly after and asked if he wanted to join us on guitar. We spent a few months playing as a three-member band, and then my guitar player mentioned a friend of his that he thought could join us on bass. The rest is history!

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

TORIE JOCK: There are so many amazing artists that have influenced me in so many ways! I would say that the artists that have had the greatest impact in shaping me into the artist I am today would be, Cher, Joan Jett, Alanis Morissette, and Amy Winehouse. When I started singing at nine, my vocal coach actually thought I may be tone deaf. I had a really hard time learning to sing. I ended up quitting, and shortly after I saw the movie Burlesque, starring Cher, I absolutely fell in love! I started singing “Welcome to Burlesque” in my living room one day, and my mom ran out of the kitchen and said, “You sound just like Cher!” We called my old vocal coach and asked her to listen to me sing it, and when she did, she said, “We can work with this.” For some reason, I was able to hear the notes in Cher’s music. I never would’ve learned to sing if it wasn’t for her music. I was actually hired by a Cher Tribute Company to be a Mini Cher impersonator when I was eleven! I started getting really into 80s rock when I was about twelve, and I stumbled upon Joan Jett. I thought she was the coolest chick I had ever seen! I loved her image and her rock ‘n roll attitude! Her music and style was what really made me want to be a rock ‘n roller! Alanis Morissette’s lyrics blow me away. “Jagged Little Pill” was an album of choice for me starting at the age of two. As I got older, I realized how brilliantly written her lyrics are. Her lyrics speak to me on a level I cannot even explain. I wanted to write like that! Or, at least try! I also loved her unique sound and the fact that she had a voice and certain vocal qualities that no one could replicate. I remember asking my vocal coach at nine when I first started with her if she could teach me to sing an Alanis song … The look on her face was priceless! I got into Amy Winehouse’s music around eleven. When I hit about fourteen, I was told by a lot of people that I had a blues/jazzy quality to my voice. I loved Amy’s music, and I liked the idea of trying to incorporate a jazzy sound into my rock music. An incredible artist, gone too soon.

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

TORIE JOCK: I just released a single, “Outta Control,” that is off of my unreleased album, “Damaged Goods.” The album was co-written by me and my manager, Eric Gynan, of Leaving Eden. I was also just recently signed with Dark Star Records/Sony/Universal Worldwide Distribution! I absolutely love the album and believe readers of this site will not be disappointed if they check it out!

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

TORIE JOCK: Expect a good time! I entertain my audiences as best I can. I think it is just as important to perform as it is to be on your game musically.

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

TORIE JOCK: In 5 years, I hope to be playing as much as possible and continue to make new music!

All Good Things Premiere New Song “The Comeback” Featuring Craig Mabbitt (Escape The Fate)

All Good Things have premiered a new song titled “The Comeback.” This track features Craig Mabbitt (Escape The Fate) and it will appear on the band’s new album “A Hope In Hell,” which is set to be released on August 20.

All Good Things commented:

“We wrote this song on the plane on the way back from New York when Better Noise offered us a record deal. There was a mix of emotions for us: we were super excited at being able to take our music to the next level with a record label and at the same time, devastating wildfires were destroying much of California and people were losing their homes and everything they owned. The song is about finding a new path when you think all your options are shot, but also it’s about coming together and rebuilding from the ashes.”

Mabbitt added:

“I love working on music. I love hearing new music. I love singing new songs. It’s always flattering to be invited into someone else’s creative vision. I’ve recently become an All Good Things fan because I think they’re doing something really cool, and it’s just an added bonus that we are label family.”

“A Hope In Hell” Track Listing:

01. “Kingdom”
02. “Hold On”
03. “For The Glory” (feat. Hollywood Undead’s Johnny 3 Tears and Charlie Scene)
04. “Sirens”
05. “Do It Now” (feat. Hyro the Hero)
06. “Push Me Down”
07. “Machines”
08. “Undefeated”
09. “Lights Out”
10. “The Comeback” (feat. Escape The Fate’s Craig Mabbitt)
11. “Four Letter Words”
12. “End Of The World”
13. “A Hope In Hell”

[via Loudwire]