Imperial Triumphant Premiere Video For New Song “City Swine” Feat. Meshuggah’s Tomas Haake

Imperial Triumphant have premiered a new video for their new song “City Swine.” This track features Meshuggah drummer Tomas Haake and it will appear on the band’s new album “Alphaville,“ which is set to be released on July 31. Bassist Steve Blanco commented:

“In the depths of the big city lurking beneath the lowest forms is a wretched swine that can be of no use. Laughing somewhere above is an equally wretched swine, that dumps on everything in its path. Both serve no purpose, are ineffective, and remain unprofitable in the eyes of the big machine.”

[via Metal Hammer]

Torche To Release “Live At Chicago Music Exchange” This Week

Torche will be releasing a new live EP titled “Live At Chicago Music Exchange“ tomorrow (July 3) via Bandcamp. The group commented:

“Last year one of our favorite sessions took place at Chicago Music Exchange. Tomorrow we’ll be releasing the audio from this session exclusively on Bandcamp when they will once again waive their share of revenue. You can watch the session on CME’s YouTube channel.”

The HU Share Video For Acoustic Version Of “Shireg Shireg”, Raise $19,000 for COVID-19 Relief

The HU have shared a video for a new acoustic version of their song “Shireg Shireg.” This track will appear on the new deluxe edition of the band’s latest album “The Gereg,“ which is set to be released on July 10.

In other news, The HU recently performed at White Rock Centre in Ulaanbaatar to raise money for Mongolian COVID-19 relief. The concert aired on TV in Mongolia and it ended up raising 53 million MNT (approximately $19,000). The performance was also made available on Facebook and YouTube, where it has raised $5,000 and counting.

Watch Rage Against The Machine’s Zack de la Rocha Play Guitar In His Early Band Hard Stance

hate5six have shared a video of Zack de la Rocha playing guitar in his pre-Rage Against The Machine band Hard Stance. The footage, which has been restored, was originally recorded during the group’s March 4, 1990 show at Hollywood Live in Hollywood, CA. You can check that out below. Hard Stance‘s discography is also available HERE.

[via The PRP]

Matt Heafy (Trivium) Finishes Tracking Vocals For His Mrityu Project With Ihsahn (Emperor)

Matt Heafy (Trivium) has finished tracking vocals for his Mrityu project with Ihsahn (Emperor). He recently confirmed the news during a Twitter exchange with e-sports reporter Rod “Slasher” Breslau:

[via Metal Injection]

Cold Bassist Lindsay Manfredi Releases New Book “Unfuckwithable: A Guide To Inspired Badassery”

Cold bassist Lindsay Manfredi has released a new book titled “Unfuckwithable: A Guide To Inspired Badassery.” You can purchase a signed copy for a limited time at Here’s a description of the book:

“This is bassist, Lindsay Manfredi’s, debut book that focuses on the Law of Attraction, as she shares her story to help make a difference in people’s lives… From everyday life, growing up in the midwest to getting her dream gig in her favorite band, Cold, UNFUCKWITHABLE is a must read for anyone willing to get real with themselves about who they are and what they want to do.”

Dream Theater’s John Petrucci Reunites With Mike Portnoy On New Solo Album “Terminal Velocity”

Dream Theater’s John Petrucci will be releasing a new solo album, titled “Terminal Velocity,” this fall. Notably, the effort finds the guitarist reuniting with former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy. It also features bassist Dave LaRue (Dixie Dregs). Portnoy confirmed his involvement in the below tweet:

“Terminal Velocity” track listing:

01. “Terminal Velocity”
02. “The Oddfather”
03. “Happy Song”
04. “Gemini”
05. “Out Of The Blue”
06. “Glassy-Eyed Zombies”
07. “The Way Things Fall”
08. “Snake In My Boot”
09. “Temple Of Circadia”