It looks like Nile are going to start recording their new album really soon. Karl Sanders confirmed the news in the below video update and also revealed that the band have 12 tracks written for the effort.
As I Lay Dying have been dropped from the 2019 Resurrection Fest in Viveiro, Spain due to backlash stemming from Tim Lambesis’ criminal past. The frontman infamously tried to hire a hitman to kill his wife in 2013 and was released from prison in December 2016.
Resurrection Fest organizers issued the following statement:
“Given the controversy after the announcement of As I Lay Dying for next year, we would like to highlight our absolutely condemnatory position against gender violence. At the festival, we are aware that it is a huge problem in society, with which we must have a special sensitivity.
Like other forms of intolerance or oppression, it has no place within our festival or within the scene of which we are part. Proof of our commitment is that during our 13 editions we have been an example of coexistence, or any other violent act. Furthermore, in the surveys of the assistants during the recent years, we have been given high results in terms of security.
Resurrection Fest for us is a celebration of music in many of its variants and for the majority of our attendees it is the best week of the year. We still try to make a festival that we would like to attend to as public and where the passion for music and coexistence among all our attendees reigns.
The decision to include the band As I Lay Dying in this year’s edition, the same way many other European festivals will do next summer, is that we believe in social reintegration and in the right of people to rehabilitate after having met a conviction. We understand that this opinion by the organization of the festival is shared by a large part of the festival attendees who requested the band in the polls.
Given the debate and the division that was created among the attendees, and in order to maintain the prevailing atmosphere of harmony among the entire festival community, we finally made the decision after talking with the band of not including As I Lay Dying in the billing of this edition.
We hope that everyone understands this situation. Resurrection Fest is an event for all types of audiences regardless of age or social group, and that forces us sometimes to make difficult decisions. Thank you very much for understanding. See you in Viveiro.”
The festival will take place on July 3-6 and Parkway Drive, Within Temptation, Trivium and more are all set to perfom.
[via The PRP]
Bring Me The Horizon have premiered a new song titled “Wonderful Life.“ This track features Dani Filth (Cradle Of Filth) and it will appear on the band’s new album “Amo,“ which is set to be released on January 25.
“Amo” Track Listing:
01. “I Apologise If You Feel Something”
03. “Nihilist Blues” (feat. Grimes)
04. “In The Dark”
05. “Wonderful Life” (feat. Cradle Of Filth’s Dani Filth)
08. “Sugar Honey Ice & Tea”
09. “Why You Gotta Kick Me When I’m Down?”
10. “Fresh Bruises”
11. “Mother Tongue”
12. “Heavy Metal” (feat. Rahzel)
13. “I Don’t Know What To Say”
Myrkur recently opened for Smashing Pumpkins during their shows in Casalecchio di Reno, Italy and London, UK and the band invited her onstage for a cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide.” You can see footage of that from their October 18 show at the Unipol Arena in Casalecchio di Reno, Italy below:
Nonpoint and Islander will be playing a few shows together before their upcoming tour with P.O.D. Here’s the dates:
11/09 Merriam, KS – Aftershock Live
11/10 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th St
11/11 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
The Browning are streaming the title track to their new album “Geist,” which is set to be released on October 26. This song features a guest appearance from Paul Bartzsch (We Butter The Bread With Butter).
Hail Sagan have premiered a new video for their new song “Haterbait.” This track will appear on the band’s new EP.
Frontwoman Sagan Amery commented:
“We’re all aware that bullying exists. It’s shoved down our throats every time we use social media, or go online. Every comment section, every post is plagued by people crushing each other verbally. And for what? To waste time? To fight over politics? Who has that much time on this planet that they want to waste it hurting each other? I’ve had to deal with big mouthed, keyboard warriors, ones who make false claims, or stir the pot and run away, and I’d rather not fight with them on a post. I’d rather them come tell me in person about how they feel. But cowards hide behind screens, so we one-upped them with a song and video. It’s basically an invitation to put up or shut up.”
She also added:
“I am very fond of old school hardcore music, it’s something that, along with punk, defined my childhood and teenage years. I came from a place in the world where people were raised to be very direct, so this new way of being rude to each other online, making a post, and running away, doesn’t really work for me. So we went hard on this song, both lyrically, and melodically. Everything else we’ve done has been more artistic, so we wanted a gritty, street kind of feel to the video, which I think we achieved.”
[via Music Monster]