Black Sabbath have postponed two Canadian shows, including one in Edmonton, and another in Calgary, due to Ozzy Osbourne having “extreme sinusitis.” Rescheduled dates are expected to be announced soon.
Dream Theater are streaming their new double concept album, “The Astonishing,” in its entirety. The effort was officially released on January 29.
Necronomicon have premiered a new song titled “Unification Of The Four Pillars,” via Bravewords. This song is from the band’s new album “Advent Of The Human God”, which will be released on March 18.
“Advent Of The Human God” Track Listing:
01. “The Descent”
02. “Advent Of The Human God”
03. “The Golden Gods”
04. “Okkultis Trinity”
05. “Unification Of The Pillars”
06. “Crown Of Thorns”
07. “The Fjord”
09. “I (Bringer Of Light)”
10. “Innocence And Wrath” (Celtic Frost cover)
11. “Alchemy Of The Avatar”
Phil Anselmo (Pantera) has posted a new video apologizing for doing a nazi salute, and yelling “white power” while onstage at Dimebash. You can watch that below:
Here’s what he had to say:
“Philip H. Anselmo here, and I’m here to basically respond to all the heat I’ve been getting that I deserve completely. I was at the Dimebash and it was extremely late at night. There was heavy duty talk between myself and those who love Dime. Heavy emotions were flowing, jokes were made backstage, that transpired upon the stage, and it was ugly, it was uncalled for, and anyone who knows me and my true nature knows that I don’t believe in any of that, I don’t wanna be part of any group.
I’m an individual and I am 1000% apologetic to anyone who took offense to what I said. You really should have taken offense to what I said. And I am so sorry. And I hope, man, just give me another chance. Just give me another chance. I love all of you, and anyone who’s met me, or who knows me, knows that I love all of you. Bless you.”
Many people have been commenting on the issue as well, including the late Dimebag Darrell’s girlfriend Rita Haney, who stuck up for Anselmo:
Many artists have also commented, and have condemned Anselmo’s actions through their own words, and through praising Robb Flynn (Machine Head) for his powerful video on the issue:
Jesse Leach (Killswitch Engage):
Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die):
Carla Harvey (Butcher Babies):
Telle Smith (The Word Alive):
Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed):
Lita Ford will be releasing a new album titled “Time Capsule” on April 15. The effort is composed of music she started working on in the ’80’s, and it features special guests Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, etc.), Rodger Carter, Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction), Jeff Scott Soto (Talisman, etc.), Rick Nielsen (Cheap Trick), Robin Zander (Cheap Trick), and Gene Simmons (KISS).
“Time Capsule” Track Listing:
02. “Where Will I Find My Heart Tonight”
03. “Killing Kind”
04. “War of the Angels”
05. “Black Leather Heart”
06.” Rotten to the Core”
07. “Little Wing”
08. “On the Fast Track”
09. “King of the Wild Wind”
10. “Mr. Corruption”
11. “Anything for the Thrill”
During their show in Fullerton, California last night (January 28), Act Of Defiance (ex-Megadeth, etc.) were joined onstage by Fear Factory’s Dino Cazares to perform a cover of Motörhead’s “Ace Of Spades” as a tribute to the late great Lemmy Kilmister. Check out some fan-filmed footage of that below:
At The Gates have premiered a new live video for their song “The Circular Ruins.” This song is from the band’s latest album, At War With Reality, which is available now. The footage is from an April 2015 show that the band played in Chicago, IL.
Buckcherry have premiered two new songs titled “Gettin’ Started,” and “Cannonball.” These songs are from the new deluxe version of the band’s latest album, Rock ‘N’ Roll, which was released today (January 29).
The Ghost Inside drummer, Andrew Tkaczyk has been discharged from the hospital, after recently losing his leg in the band’s horrible bus crash back in November 2015. This news comes after guitarist Zach Johnson recently revealed that he lost two toes. You can still help out all the members by donating to their Gofundme campaign.