Sunn O))) Announce “Shoshin (初心) Duo” U.S. Tour

Sunn O)))’s Greg Anderson and Stephen O’Malley have announced a “Shoshin (初心) Duo” U.S. tour. The following was said about the trek:

“They’ll perform as a pair, immersed in profound valve amplification, spectral harmonics, distortion, and volume. Pure and primeval riffs of temporality, massively heavy structures of sound pressure. Witness a live experience of physical sound, and glacial maximalism like no other.”

Tour Dates:

12/09 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
12/10 Pelham, TN – The Caverns
12/12 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall
12/13 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
12/14 Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre
12/16 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
12/17 Brooklyn, NY – Pioneer Works
01/24 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
01/26 Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
01/28 Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
01/30 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
01/31 Englewood, CO – Gothic Theater
02/02 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
02/04 Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room

In other news, Sunn O))) have also released a new vinyl pressing of “Flight Of The Behemoth.” You can get that effort through Bandcamp.

The Halo Effect (Ex-In Flames, Etc.) Release Ihsahn’s Remix Of “Shadowminds”

The Halo Effect (ex-In Flames, etc.) have released Ihsahn’s remix of their song “Shadowminds.” You can check that out below. Ihsahn commented:

“I was flattered when my friends in The Halo Effect approached me for a remix, and, given the pedigree of Swedish metal within the band, I knew the original track would of course be stellar! So, I decided to try a somewhat experimental approach while still building on the core elements of the song. I hope Halo-fans will appreciate this slightly twisted version of Shadowminds.”

Lamb Of God Premiere “Ditch” Music Video

Lamb Of God have premiered a new video for their song “Ditch.” This track is from the band’s new album “Omens,” which was released today (October 7). A documentary on that effort is currently available at watch.lamb-of-god.com. In other news, the group’s October 7 set at the Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, CA will also be available to stream at 9:00pm PDT via Twitch.

The Plot In You Release Alternate Version “Feel Nothing”

The Plot In You have shared a new orchestral version of their song “Feel Nothing.“ The updated take on the track, which is titled “Feel Nothing (Reset),“ was released after the original version went gold following its viral status on TikTok. The band commented:

“‘FEEL NOTHING (RESET)‘ came to life when the right elements were aligned to make an alternate version that could really stand up to the original. This version is EPIC. And that was our goal. We are excited to see our fans continue to tell their stories with this track. Being a part of their story is something we love as a band.”

Select Copies Of Slipknot’s “The End, So Far” Were Printed With The Wrong Album Title

Select copies of Slipknot’s “The End, So Far” were printed with the wrong album title. The issue was discovered on vinyl and cassette variants, which were labeled as “The End For Now…“ On top of that, a number of copies also had “The Dying Song (Time To Sing)” listed as “Dying Song“ and “Hive Mind” listed as “Hivemind.“ The incorrect album title was ultimately covered up with a sticker, but in some cases it was still visible on the actual album. Singer Corey Taylor addressed the situation during an AMA session on Reddit:

“The End, So Far was the correct name. Somebody fucked up and didn’t double check with us”

[via The PRP]

Concert Review: My Chemical Romance, Taking Back Sunday, And Surfbort In Oakland, CA

Last night (October 5) I attended My Chemical Romance, Taking Back Sunday, and Surfbort’s show at Oakland Arena in Oakland, CA and it was definitely a night to remember.

Surfbort opened the show with a killer performance. The band helped set the tone for the evening with a high-energy display of punk rock. Vocalist Dani Miller was especially energetic and even jumped into the crowd at several points without missing a beat. Some highlights from their set included “Les Be In Love” and “Big Star.”

After Surfbort, it was time for Taking Back Sunday to take the stage. The band put on a fun show and looked like they were having a blast themselves, which is always cool to see. They really helped crank up the nostalgia factor, which is a perfect way to warm up a crowd for MCR. Some highlights from their set included “Cute Without the ‘E’ (Cut from The Team)” and “MakeDamnSure.”

As soon as Taking Back Sunday wrapped up, it was time for the band everyone waited over two years to see, My Chemical Romance. The group have been tearing it up on their reunion tour and the Oakland show was no exception. They exploded onto the stage with their latest single “The Foundations Of Decay” as the crowd screamed with joy. From there, the band started powering through classic tracks like “Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)” and “Give ‘Em Hell, Kid.” The group were firing on all cylinders as they brought everyone back to their high school and middle school years with a career-spanning set that leaned heavy on songs from “Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge” and “The Black Parade.” It was a nice escape from the unprecedented times we currently find ourselves in and helped cement the reasons why My Chemical Romance were always there for emo kids during their darkest days. Some highlights from the performance included “Welcome To The Black Parade,” “Teenagers,” “Vampires Will Never Hurt You,” “Mama,” “I’m Not Okay (I Promise),” and “Helena.”

Judas Priest, Guns N’ Roses, The Cult, Etc. Members Donate Items For Kitten Rescue’s “Fur Ball” Charity Auction

A number of musicians have contributed items to Kitten Rescue’s “Fur Ball” charity auction. The auction will feature Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford’s autographed HISS t-shirt and Full Moon Kitty t-shirt, Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash’s autographed top hat and Epiphone guitar, The Cult drummer John Tempesta’s autographed drumhead and drumsticks, a pair of tickets for L.A. Guns’ New Year’s Eve Bash at the Whisky A Go Go, and more. Kitten Rescue’s “Fur Ball At The Skirball” gala will take place at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles, CA on October 8.

Ian Hill On Upcoming Judas Priest Album: “It’s Gonna Be A Bit More Intricate And Maybe More Complicated Than ‘Firepower'”

During a recent interview with Vinyl Writer Music, Judas Priest bassist Ian Hill offered an update on the band’s new album. He said the following:

“There is an album in the pipeline, and it’s not far from being finished. Whether it’ll be out sometime next year or the year after, we don’t know yet. But there will probably be a little bit more touring next year in 2023, so we’ll wait for the dust to settle and let everybody catch their breath. And then we’ll probably start again in 2024; it might be sooner than that, but we’ll see what happens. As far as sound, we’ve taken it forward again; it’s gonna be a bit more intricate and maybe more complicated than ‘Firepower’. But that’s what we’ve always tried to do, and hopefully, it’s another step in the right direction.”