Cavalera Conspiracy, Corrosion Of Conformity Etc. Added To 2015 Texas Independence Fest

More bands have been announced for this year’s Texas Independence Fest. The festival will take place at the Empire Control Room & Garage in Austin, TX, on April 10-12 and the newly added acts include:

Cavalera Conspiracy, Corrosion of Conformity, TesseracT, As Blood Runs Black, Sea of Treachery, Lody Kong, Come The Dawn, Cane Hill, Beyond The Shore, OATH, Brink of Disaster and Taking On Poseidon

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The previously announced acts include:

Between The Buried And Me, Whitechapel, Abiotic, Against the Archaic, The Agonist, Allegaeon, The Atlas Moth, Boris the Blade, Bury the Rod, Cerebral, Desecration, Critical Assembly, Darkness Divided, Dark Sermon, Dead Earth Politics, Dealey Plaza, Entheos, Forevermore, For the Fallen Dreams, Hammer Fight, InDirections, In the Trench, Isonomist, Lifeforms, Memories In Broken Glass, 2X4, Motograter, Murder Death Kill, Myra Maybelle, Oceano, Of Ruins, Polyphia, Reaping Asmodeia, Seeker, Silence the Messenger, Sworn Enemy, Terror Universal, Thira, Vale of Pnath, Versa Nova, Vital Remains, War of Ages, and Wretched.

Dave Mustaine Comments On Former Megadeth Members & Upcoming Album

During a new interview with Full Metal Jackie, at NAMM last weekend, Dave Mustaine discussed Megadeth’s former members and their upcoming album.

Here’s what he said about the band’s lineup:

“Well, it depends if they really have talent and they come in or if they’re a utility player. We’ve had a couple of situations over the past, where the ‘Rust In Peace‘ lineup broke up, Jimmy DeGrasso came in. Jimmy was a great player; we never really congealed, though. Same with Al Pitrelli I love both those guys as people, and I have so much respect for them as players, but for some reason, we never really could get that equilibrium between all of us.

And you know when you’re playing in a band together, that’s as close as you’ll ever get to another person without having sex with them. I mean, you can’t get any closer to a bandmember. After that, James Lomenzo, James MacDonough, Glen Drover, Shawn Drover, Chris Broderick… all those guys… the fans don’t want those guys in Megadeth.”

Here’s what he said about new album plans:

“I’m going in the studio March 02nd no matter what. And the songs that we have right now, we talked to the label, and I said, ‘I’m not making another radio song ever.’ ‘Cause that’s what, you know, record companies want. And I think that was the bane of Megadeth‘s existence. When ‘Countdown‘ came out, we had so many radio songs… From ‘Countdown‘ to ‘Youthanasia‘ to ‘Cryptic‘ to ‘Risk‘ and going down and down and down, it was more radio, radio, radio…

You know, I love all those songs, but it’s not really what Megadeth fans wanna hear; they wanna hear stuff like “The Conjuring“, like “Set The World Afire“, like “Devil’s Island“, stuff like “Holy Wars“, stuff like “Take No Prisoners“… And I get it — I wrote those songs, I can do that in my sleep. But when you’re having someone else say, ‘This is what you have to do,’ either you listen or you don’t.”

Soilwork Preview “Live In The Heart Of Helsinki” DVD

Soilwork will be releasing a new DVD called “Live From The Heart Of Helsinki,” on April 7, and have released the following preview of the disc. The DVD captures the band’s performance at the Circus Club, on March 21, 2014, in Helsinki, Finland and will be available as either a DVD/2-CD set or a Blu-ray/2-CD set.

Anthrax, Volbeat, Linkin Park Etc. Set For 2015 River City Rockfest

The lineup for the 2015 River City Rockfest has been revealed. The festival will take place on May 24, at AT&T Center, in San Antonio, TX and will include:

Linkin Park, Volbeat, Papa Roach, Halestorm, In This Moment, Live, The Pretty Reckless, Anthrax, Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, In Flames, We Are Harlot, You Me At Six, Upon A Burning Body and Crobot.

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