Ghost’s Milwaukee Show Cut Short After Fan Passes Away (UPDATED)

UPDATE: It has since been confirmed that the fan passed away due to natural causes. The band commented:

“This morning we learned that the man transported to the hospital from our show last night in Milwaukee passed away from natural causes. Our hearts are broken for him and his family. Once again we ask that you send the family your thoughts, prayers and deepest condolences and respect their right to privacy during this time.”

Original Story:

Ghost’s May 31 show at the Riverside Theater in Milwaukee, WI was cut short after a man collapsed in the pit during the intermission. According to Jsonline.com, CPR was performed and the man was transported to the hospital. His name and condition were not immediately known, but various fans in attendance have left comments on the band’s social media saying he was unresponsive and that he has sadly passed. Ghost commented:

“Tonight, in Milwaukee there was a medical emergency with one of our fans. We decided not to continue out of respect to him and his family. Ghost and all who work with us ask that you please send the family your thoughts, prayers and respect their privacy during this time.”

A video report on the incident can be found at CBS58.com. The tragedy happened just as Ghost were celebrating the release of their new album “Prequelle.“

[via The PRP]

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Hollywood Undead Premiere New Song “Gotta Let Go”

Hollywood Undead have premiered a new song titled “Gotta Let Go.” Johnny 3 Tears commented:

“At times when we look at the past, we only see the struggles and the hardships. We too often forget about the good moments because we are blinded by the pain we all go through. This song is about letting go of that pain so we can see that life can be a beautiful experience.”

Alexi Laiho On New Children Of Bodom Album: “It’s More Rock ‘N’ Roll”

Children Of Bodom have been in the studio recording their new album, and Alexi Laiho recently discussed the effort during an interview with Metal Hammer. He said the following about the recording process: “We’re actually doing really well — it’s been super-fast so far, so now I am just hoping that everything is going to go smoothly from here onwards.” He also added:

“We do what we always do; we’re always very well prepared when we go in, so I guess this time around we practiced a shit-ton of times, a lot more than we did with the last record, and that’s one of the reasons it’s been going so smoothly.”

As far as the musical direction, he said:

“It’s actually a lot more straightforward as far as song structures go. ‘I Worship Chaos’ was also pretty straightforward, but it’s got more of a rock ‘n’ roll vibe to it. It’s still metal and dark and shit like that, but I’d say it’s more rock ‘n’ roll.”

In Flames Announce Summer European Tour

In Flames have announced some European, etc. summer dates. You can see the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

07/04 Brno, CZE – Sono Centrum
07/05 Wroclaw, POL – A2 Concert Centre
07/06 Berlin, GER – Kesselhaus
07/07 Ballenstedt, GER – Rockharz Fest
07/22 Jakarta, IND – Hammersonic
07/27-28 Borgholm, SWE – Borgholm Brinner
08/03 Wacken, GER – Wacken Open Air
08/05 Rasnov, ROM – Rockstadt Extreme
08/09 Puttlingen, GER – Rocco Del Schlacko
08/10 Escwege, GER – Open Flair
08/11 Bavaria, GER – Taubertal Festival
08/12 Kortrijk, BEL – Alcatraz Fest
08/25 Sulingen, GER – Reload Festival

Deep Purple Members To Read Citation For Polar Music Prize Laureates Metallica, Ghost & Candlemass Members To Perform At Ceremony

Deep Purple’s Ian Paice and Roger Glover have been chosen to read the citation for Metalica when they are honored with Sweden’s Polar Music Prize. The ceremony will take place on June 14 at Konserthuset in Stockholm, and it will also feature members of Ghost and Candlemass playing one of Metallica’s song. Refused’s Dennis Lyxzén and Mikkey Dee (Scorpions, Motörhead) will make appearances as well. Dee in particular will perform a piece that was written specifically for the occasion. Metallica’s Lars Ulrich and Robert Trujillo will accept the award from His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, and the entire event will be broadcast live on Sweden’s TV4.

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[via Blabbermouth]

The Ocean Streaming Re-Recorded Version Of “Rhyacian”

The Ocean‘s 2017 re-recorded version of “Rhyacian” is now available in various digital outlets. The track was previously only available as a Record Store Day exclusive picture disc and on the 10th anniversary vinyl pressing of “Precambrian.“