Greyhaven Premiere “Echo And Dust – Pt. I” Video

Greyhaven have have premiered a new video for their new song “Echo and Dust – Pt. 1.” This track is from the band’s new album “Empty Black,” which will be released on March 16, via Will Putney‘s (Fit For An Autopsy) Equal Vision imprint Graphic Nature Records. Vocalist Brent Mills commented:

“We chose ‘Echo And Dust Pt.I‘ as the first single in part because we felt like this song kinda encompasses everything we tried to do on the record in one swift motion and also because it just felt like the song that stood out as being an obvious introduction into our world as this band.”

“Empty Black” Track Listing:

01. “Sweet Machine”
02. “Blemish”
03. “Echo and Dust pt. 1”
04. “Mortality Rate”
05. “Ten Dogs — Red Heaven”
06. “White Lighters”
07. “Kappa (River Child)”
08. “Day Is Gone”
09. “Broadcast Network”
10. “Echo and Dust pt. II”

[via Alternative Press]

Mayhem Announce 2018 “Demon Anthology” U.S. Dates

Mayhem have announced some “Demon Anthology” shows around their appearance at the Decibel Metal and Beer Fest. These dates will feature extended sets composed of the band’s “greatest songs from all their albums.” Incantation and Cloak will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

03/29 South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
03/30 Amityville, NY – Revolution Bar and Music Hall
03/31 Providence, RI – Fete Music Hall
04/01 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore (Decibel Metal and Beer Fest) (no Incantation and Cloak)

Anaal Nathrakh Post New Teasers, Plan To Hit The Studio In February

Anaal Nathrakh have shared some short teasers of the new material they have been working on. You can check those out below. The band are planning to hit The Barracks Recording Studio in Huntington Beach, CA on February 6-18.

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Watch Footage Of P.O.D., Ex-Papa Roach, Etc. Members Paying Tribute To Chester Bennington (Linkin Park) On The Shiprocked Cruise

While performing with The Stowaways jam band on the recent Shiprocked cruise, Sonny Sandoval (P.O.D.), Dave Buckner (ex-Papa Roach), Lukas Rossi (Stereo Satellite), and more paid tribute to late Chester Bennington with some live Linkin Park covers. You can see footage of that below:

[via The PRP]

Halestorm Are “Almost Done” With Their New Album

Halestorm recently appeared on Eddie Trunk’s SiriusXM show “Trunk Nation”, and frontwoman Lzzy Hale confirmed that their new album is “almost done.” Guitarist Joe Hottinger added that they “only have, like, two weeks left on it — just some vocals and candy stuff,” which will be completed after their tour with Stone Sour. Hottinger also said it is “the heaviest stuff [they’ve] ever done” with Hale adding: “We just don’t like staying in the same lane, because, as you know, album cycles for rock right now, it’s, like, three years is one album cycle, and you’re a whole different person than you were in the beginning of it. So it’s really hard for us to go back, so we just keep moving forward.” Hottinger went on to say producer Nick Raskulinecz pushed them to be more collaborative and that they were creating songs just by jamming in a room together. Hale also mentioned that Raskulinecz took drummer Arejay Hale to “a whole other level,” and that “sonically, [she] think[s] it’s gonna be the first time that you can actually hear what everybody brings to the table in [their] band instead of it just being kind of, like, ‘Oh, okay, Lzzy sings and there’s something going on in the background.'” The effort is expected to be released later this year.

[via Blabbermouth]

Phil Anselmo Discusses His En Minor Project

Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Down, etc.) was recently interviewed by Revolver and during the chat he was asked about his upcoming En Minor project. According to him, it will feature “songs that have grown up with [him] over the years” and that it is essentially based on his “appreciation for songs written in a minor key.”


Anselmo said the following:

“…Really it’s just songs that have grown up with me over the years, and I’ve never really had a place to put ’em. Some of them resurfaced in the Nineties under the Body and Blood moniker, but it’s way different than anything I’ve done. It’s acoustic-based, clean guitar.

The name of the band really says it all: It’s my appreciation for songs written in a minor key. That’s a lifetime of influences — everything from U2‘s ‘Drowning Man,’ ‘She’s Leaving Home‘ by the Beatles, or even — this is gonna sound crazy — there’s a Fishbone song called ‘Pouring Rain‘ that’s beautiful. Songs like that. It makes for a very different listen, and I look forward to the conversation we can have when it comes out.”

He also added the following when asked about a timeline:

“Well, I wanna let this new Illegals breathe for a bit but the En Minor‘s been done for over a year now. The core band is me, [Superjoint guitarist] Kevin Bond, [Down drummer] Jimmy Bower, Steve Taylor and [Down guitarist] Bobby Landgraf, but we’re gonna need some extra musicians at some point. The album has 16 songs and it’s called When the Cold Truth Has Worn Its Miserable Welcome Out. If you decide to throw a party one night and your house is packed but you get tired, just pop this En Minor record on and your place will fucking empty in seconds. It’s a bummer.”

On another note, he also talked a bit about the back surgery he was set to undergo today (January 31):

“I’m about to undergo the second back surgery tomorrow [January 31] to clean up one more little nagging issue that has been dragging my ass down for the last decade. My sciatica has just been driving me fucking bananas ever since the nerves reconnected about four months after the main surgery. It’s a small surgery compared to the first one — no overnight stay at the hospital or anything like that — but once I get this done, we can start accepting shows and get back to fucking work again.”

Head to Revolver to read the full interview in which Anselmo also talks about The Illegals, his thoughts on Slayer’s retirement, and more.

Russian Circles Announce 2018 European/UK Tour With Brutus

Russian Circles have announced a European/UK tour with Brutus. Check out the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

05/12 Zottegem, BEL – DUNK! Festival (no Brutus)
05/13 Luxemburg, LUX – Rockhal
05/15 Leeds, UK – Stylus
05/16 London, UK – Oval Space (feat. Bossk)
05/17 Nijmegen, NET – Doornroosje
05/18 Lojr am Main, GER – Stadthalle Lohr
05/20 Vienna, AUT – Arena
05/22 Bulle, SWI – Ebullition
05/23 Zurich, SWI – Rote Fabrik
05/24 Lyon, FRA – L’Epicerie Moderne
05/25 Laval, FRA – Les Trois Elephants
05/26 Lille, FRA – Aeronef
05/27 Haarlem, NET – Patronaat (feat. SUMAC)
05/30 St. Petersburg, RUS – Erarta Stage (no Brutus)
05/31 Moscow, RUS – Teatr Club (no Brutus)
06/02 Netphen, GER – Freak Valley Festival (no Brutus)

The Devin Townsend Project Go On Hiatus

Devin Townsend has announced that The Devin Townsend Project will be going on hiatus. He is stepping away from the band to focus on other projects.


Townsend said the following:

“Hey guys, Devin here.

So after 8 years of touring with DTP, I’ve decided to take a break from this band and focus on a number of other projects I’ve been really wanting to do for some time now. The band have been there with me through thick and thin and we’ve shared some pretty great moments – I can’t say enough good things about them – And in the future, I’m sure we’ll work again.

I have 4 new albums I am currently working on. I am currently in the finishing stages one of the grandest and most overwhelming projects that I have been fortunate to do. It’s certainly my favourite DVD release of them all and is a powerful moment, if I can say so myself. Ocean Machine Live In Plovdiv (tentative name) Mixing the orchestras, choirs, the ‘by-request’ set and the full Ocean Machine album in that magnificent setting has been hugely rewarding. Seeing this spectacle come to life is a testament to this period of work and I can’t wait for you to see and hear it.

Life is short and I have a lot I need to say in some new and different avenues. I will certainly continue to play live in several new ways (starting next year) and I’m excited about some collaborative things that have also come up as well.

I salute the band, the team, and the audience for allowing us to do what we have done and the patience to accommodate my persistent morphing. As someone who’s music is connected to his personal growth, I feel an obligation to follow this muse wherever it leads. To not do so would be in direct opposition to what it is I have fundamentally done for all these years.

Peace and respect,
Devin Townsend

If you are interested in working with any of the guys in the DTP, they are working musicians. Please contact them below with requests:

Mike St-Jean:
Lighting and visual design, Drums, Keyboards, session work:

Dave Young:
for production, mixing, mastering:

Brian Waddell:

Ryan VanPoederooyen:
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Otep On Her New Album: “It’s Powerful, Poetic, Patriotic Protest Music”

Otep has offered some information regarding her upcoming eighth studio album, which is currently being recorded at The Lair in Los Angeles. The effort is being co-produced by Otep and her guitarist Aristotle, and it is expected to be released later this year.

Otep said the following:

“I’m co-producing this album with my guitarist Aristotle, which has allowed us to create without limitations. The musicality is stellar and has been elevated to a whole new stratosphere of sound. With Aristotle on guitar, Justin Kier on drums and Drew Barnes on bass, each musician has a powerful voice on this album.”

She also discussed the album’s lyrics:

“No one is safe, no one escapes. It’s powerful, poetic, patriotic protest music. One could say it’s an activist album hoping to incite social change and support those who are at the barricades, who are marching in the streets for justice, who are demanding our government protect our great nation from enemies foreign and domestic – this includes the bloated colostomy bag disgracing the White House, Traitor Trump, and his loafer licking cronies… but I digress.”

She also added the following about the the number eight and its significance:

“Writing our eighth album is not only a blessing for which we are forever grateful but the number itself is said to have magical properties. In Norse mythology, the horse of the god Odin has eight legs. The Pythagoreans considered the number eight the “little holy number”. The eighth day of the Chinese New Year is the annual gathering of all the gods in Heaven.

In the Tarot, eight is the card for Justice which seems appropriate considering the current political climate we are suffering through. The mathematical symbol for infinity is an eight on its side. There are eight festivals observed in the Wicca Wheel of the Year. There were eight gates surrounding the ancient city of Babylon.

The eighth gate was named the Gate of Ishtar. Ishtar is the goddess of love and war, the Queen of the Earth and Heaven. She is the morning and evening star. Qualities I certainly relate to. And finally, I’m a Scorpio and Scorpio is the eighth astrological sign in the Zodiac.

A 33rd Degree Freemason and Master Rosicrucian, Manly P. Hall once said, ‘The rites of the Scorpion are the Mysteries of the Apocalypse and the ceremonies of Dionysus.’ Expect the unexpected. Expect to have your brain pushed back.”

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