Mastodon Premiere New Song “Toe To Toes”

Mastodon have premiered a new song titled “Toe To Toes.” This song is from the band’s new EP “Cold Dark Place,” which is set to be released digitally and on CD on September 22 and on limited edition 10″ picture disc on October 27. Brent Hinds was originally planning to release it as a solo album about a “nasty breakup” and then considered adding it on to “Emperor Of Sand,” but it will now be a standalone release.

Beast In Black (Ex-Battle Beast) To Release New Album “Berserker” In November

Beast In Black, the band featuring ex-Battle Beast guitarist Anton Kabanenhave, have signed with Nuclear Blast and plan to release their debut album “Berserker“ through the label in November. The band commented:

“Our wildest dreams came true when we made a deal with Nuclear Blast, the biggest and the best heavy metal label in the world! We are thrilled about our debut album release in November and besides the massive anthem-like heavy metal songs we’ll promise unforgettable live shows all around the world as we unleash the Berserker album!”

Revocation To Release “Existence Is Futile” On Vinyl

Revocation will be releasing “Existence Is Futile” on vinyl for the first time on October 6. It will be available on amber marble vinyl (USA retail exclusive – limited to 500), pastel orange vinyl (USA exclusive – limited to 200), green vinyl (USA exclusive – limited to 100), 180 gram black vinyl (European exclusive – limited to 400), pale golden yellow vinyl (European exclusive – limited to 200), and clear orange vinyl (European exclusive – limited to 100). Preorders are available at indiemerch.com.

Parkway Drive, Architects, The Amity Affliction, Etc. Set For 2018 Unify Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2018 Unify Festival. The event will take place in Tarwin Lower, Australia on January 12-14, and the daily lineups for Fiday and Saturday include:

January 12: Parkway Drive (‘A decade of Horizons’ set), Architects, Tonight Alive, Four Year Strong (performing “Rise Or Die Trying“), Behind Crimson Eyes, 50 Lions, With Confidence, Polaris, Knocked Loose, Belle Haven, Sienna Skies, and Mirrors.

January 13: The Amity Affliction (15 year anniversary set), Hands Like Houses, Hellions, Stick To Your Guns, Knuckle Puck, Make Them Suffer, Being As An Ocean, Roam, Void Of Vision, Cursed Earth, Young Lions, Outright, Introvert, Dear Seattle, The Beautiful Monument, Save The Clocktower, and Arteries.

[via The PRP]

Guns N’ Roses Cover Glen Campbell’s “Wichita Lineman” & James Brown’s “I Got You (I Feel Good)”

During Guns N’ Roses show at the Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta last night (August 30), the band paid tribute to the late Glen Campbell with a cover of “Wichita Lineman.” As an added bonus, the group also played a cover of James Brown’s “I Got You (I Feel Good)” as well. Check out footage of those below:

M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan Discusses The Possibility Of Making A Slipknot Double Album

Slipknot’s M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan was recently interviewed by Metal Sucks, and was asked about the possibility of the band releasing a double album, as he mentioned in the past. You can read his comments regrading that below.

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Clown said the following:

“If I did it… don’t hold me to this, but if I had my own way — which I don’t, but I got a big say — I would do two records that come out at the same time, but there would be no more than nine songs [on each half]. And the whole album would be under an hour, if not under fifty minutes… I was fortunate enough to work with Rick Rubin on ‘Vol 3.: The Subliminal Verses,’ and he and I got into an interesting conversation about what it takes to make a phenomenal double album, and the first thing he said was [you need] about seventy-five songs to whittle it down to the best. And I never forgot that. And right now we have lot of material. A LOT…”

“…So I’m hoping we’ll get a lot of material, whittle it down the best eighteen [songs] and keep it under an hour. I don’t want to make something arty farty where it just has the liberty to move around and you get all these segues and little art pieces. Fuck that. I wanna get busy. I wanna kick you in the face and in the nuts. On album A, nine songs, then you put on album B, nine songs, and it’s all over before you can even imagine.”