Massacre X Feat. Rick Rozz & Kam Lee Change Their Name To Gods Of Death

Massacre X, the revamped version of Massacre featuring Rick Rozz, Kam Lee, Michael Grim, and Mike Mazzonetto, have decided to change their name to Gods Of Death. This news comes after Bill Andrews previously said that Rozz and Lee had no right to use the Massacre name.

Godsmack May Play Their First Album In Full On A 2018 Tour

Godsmack’s Sully Erna was recently interviewed on “The Rod Ryan Show” and said the band may play their first album in full on a 2018 tour to celebrate its 20th anniversary. They are also planning to release a new album around that time as well.

Erna said the following about their “big world tour” [transcribed by Blabbermouth]:

“We’re gonna do a massive production. We’re gonna kind of base it around the theme of the first record. We’re even talking about coming out and doing the first record front to back to open the show — set up the staging a little bit more old school and stuff like that, and then kind of morph it into the back half of the set, which would be all the hits and the solo and some of the new stuff.”

He also added:

“I’m gonna be taking the rest of this whole year to kind of be working on production ideas, what the visuals are gonna be like, what the music’s gonna be like, but, obviously, it starts with the record. I have to write a really great record for us, and that’s the tough part.”

As far as the wait time between albums goes, he offered:

“We were going to drop a record this year — we didn’t want the records to be so spaced apart… But it kind of seems like a theme with us — it’s always three or four years before another record comes out. Part of that is because by the time it takes you to write and record and tour on an album, it’s eighteen months to two years. But this time, we wanted to do something this year, but we were just, like, ‘You know, let’s just wait another second,’ because if we release this at the top of 2018, it will be our twentieth-year anniversary of the first record, and we wanna do something special.”

Anthrax Perform Their Cover Of Kansas‘ “Carry On Wayward Son” Live For The First Time

During their April 22 show at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA, Anthrax played their cover of Kansas’ “Carry On Wayward Son” live for the first time. The studio version of the track comes with the band’s recently released limited edition vinyl box set version of “For All Kings.”

Oli Sykes (Bring Me The Horizon) Joins While She Sleeps Onstage In Sheffield, UK

During their April 21 show at The Plug in Sheffield, UK, While She Sleeps were joined onstage by Oli Sykes (Bring Me The Horizon), for a performance of “Silence Speaks.” Sykes also guests on the studio version of that track, which appears on the band’s recently released album “You Are We.”

Overkill, Venom Inc., Crowbar, Iron Reagan, Etc. Set For 2017 Full Terror Assault

The lineup has been revealed for the 2017 Full Terror Assault. The event will take place on September 7-9 in Cave-In-Rock, IL and it will include: Overkill, Venom Inc., Crowbar, Iron Reagan, Toxic Holocaust, Goatwhore, Havok, Lich King, Phobia, Raven, Homewrecker, Child Bite, Prophecy, Maggot Twat, Dead By Wednesday, Oni, Hammer Fight, Warsenal, Witchaven, Against The Grain, War Curse, Seax, The Convalescence, Hemdale, Detriment, Ground, Nucleus, Withering Soul, Skinned, The Offering, Crank County Daredevils, Airacobragorgy, Ophiuchus, Bleed The Victim, The Mound Builders, and Hailshot.

KMFDM To Release New EP “Yeah!” In June, Announce 2017 Tour

KMFDM have announced that they will be releasing a new EP titled “Yeah!” on June 23. It will come with two new songs and remixes. With this news, the group also confirmed that a new studio album is set to be released in August

“Yeah!” Track Listing:

01. “Hell Yeah” (album version)
02. “Freak Flag” (edit)
03. “Hell Yeah” (Lord Of The Lost version)
04. “Attack 2017” (KMFDM Remix)
05. “Hell Yeah” (edit)

On another note, the band also have the following dates booked:

08/10 Jaromer, CZE – Brutal Assault Festival
08/11 TBA – TBA
08/12 Hildesheim, GER – M’era Luna Festival
09/05 Newcastle, UK – Think Tank (with Intertia & Lord Of The Lost)
09/06 Glasgow, UK – St. Lukes (with Intertia & Lord Of The Lost)
09/07 Manchester, UK – Ruby Lounge (with Intertia & Lord Of The Lost)
09/08 Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute (with Intertia & Lord Of The Lost)
09/09 London, UK – O2 Academy Islington (with Intertia & Lord Of The Lost)
09/10 Bristol, UK – Fleece (with Intertia & Lord Of The Lost)
10/01 Chicago, IL – Metro (‘Cold Waves VI Festival‘) (with OHGR & Lord Of The Lost)
10/02 St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall (with OHGR & Lord Of The Lost)
10/03 Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue (with OHGR & Lord Of The Lost)
10/04 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom (with OHGR & Lord Of The Lost)
10/05 Falls Church, VA – The State Theatre (with OHGR & Lord Of The Lost)
10/06 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts (with OHGR & Lord Of The Lost)
10/07 New York, NY – Irving Plaza (with OHGR & Lord Of The Lost)
10/08 Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall (with OHGR & Lord Of The Lost)
10/09 Baltimore, MD TBA (with OHGR & Lord Of The Lost)
10/11 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade – Heaven (with OHGR & Lord Of The Lost)
10/12 New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues (with OHGR & Lord Of The Lost)
10/13 Austin, TX – Mohawk (with OHGR & Lord Of The Lost)
10/14 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live! (with OHGR & Lord Of The Lost)
10/15 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall (with OHGR & Lord Of The Lost)
10/17 Tucson, AZ – The Rialto Theatre (with OHGR & Lord Of The Lost)
10/18 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre (with OHGR & Lord Of The Lost)
10/19 Las Vegas, NV – Fremont Country Club (with OHGR & Lord Of The Lost)
10/20 San Diego, CA – House of Blues (with OHGR & Lord Of The Lost)
10/21 Los Angeles, CA – TBA (with OHGR & Lord Of The Lost)
10/22 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom (with OHGR & Lord Of The Lost)
10/24 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall (with OHGR & Lord Of The Lost)
10/25 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall (with OHGR & Lord Of The Lost)
10/26 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room (with OHGR & Lord Of The Lost)
10/27 St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar and Hall (with OHGR & Lord Of The Lost)
10/28 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II (with OHGR & Lord Of The Lost)