The Armed Premiere “Nowhere To Be Found” Music Video

The Armed have premiered a new video for their song “Nowhere To Be Found.“ This track appears on the band’s latest album “Only Love.“

[via Revolver]

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Intronaut Part Ways With Drummer Danny Walker Following Domestic Abuse Allegation

Intronaut have parted ways with Danny Walker (also of Phobia, etc.). The band decided to fire the drummer after he allegedly assaulted his ex:

Intronaut commented:

“Due to some recent activity that we as individuals have zero tolerance for, Danny Walker is no longer the drummer in Intronaut.

The remaining three members will continue to write and prepare to record our 6th full length album.

We’re not sure who will play drums in our band from now on. If you’re out there, shout us a holler. intronautemail@gmail.com”

Walker also issued his own statement denying the allegations:

“I wanted to wait to make a statement here, but there’s some serious allegations of me being a woman beater. My recent ex had a friend of ours post pictures of her with a black eye which was self inflicted. She’s doing everything she can to create a smear campaign and it’s working. She’s involving all my bands and trying to ruin my music career. I’m really seeing who my real friends are.

Thank you to all who have taken my side. Enough is enough. If you have questions and or concerns about this feel free to message me, but this is out of hand! I’d love to get to the bottom of this. There are always two sides to every story. Instead of drawing your own conclusions maybe listen. Thanks and hope we can all get past this. I will be doing what I can take legal action. I am literally in tears.”

MetalSucks are also reporting that an anonymous source, who happens to be a prominent musician in the metal community, told them two other women have accused Walker of assault as well.

Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With The Beast Of Nod

Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “new music showcase,” the feature where I introduce you to up and coming bands that readers of this site may find interesting. This time I have an exclusive Q&A with The Beast Of Nod.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

THE BEAST OF NOD: The Beast of Nod is an Intergalactic Death Metal band. We define that as, a subgenre of death metal music featuring linear song structures, odd time signatures, and extremely technical passages, wherein songs explore the characters and events of a sci-fi universe called “The Land of Nod.” The band is Paul on vocals, Görebläster on guitar and programming, Nate on drums and Brendan on bass.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

THE BEAST OF NOD: As far as metal influences, we are inspired by bands such as Cannibal Corpse, Scale The Summit, Gojira and Plini. We also listen to and draw inspiration from everything from classic rock like Van Halen to synthwave such as Magic Sword, with whom we have the pleasure of playing with June 21st here in Boston!

METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?

THE BEAST OF NOD: Our latest release is our debut full length album, ‘Vampira: Disciple of Chaos’, which came out on May 21st. As a band, we draw heavily from the technical and progressive side of death metal. But it really doesn’t sound like anything you’ve heard before! Our lyrics are about The Land of Nod, a universe that we’ve created. Information about that can be found on our website and in the first issue of our comic book both out alongside the album release.

METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?

THE BEAST OF NOD: We pride ourselves on being more than a band; we are an entertainment piece, and we want to bring you with us on our intergalactic travels!

METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band heading in 5 years?

THE BEAST OF NOD: Hopefully playing larger stages and festivals, bringing our Intergalactic Death Metal to the masses! Like, Subscribe, and follow us on Facebook, Youtube and Instagram, and visit http://www.thebeastofnod.com for more info. Cheers!

Rob Caggiano Says Volbeat Have Been “Writing A Bunch” For Their Next Album

During an interview with Belfast Metal, Rob Caggiano talked a bit about Volbeat’s new album plans. He said the following: “We’ve been working, actually, on some ideas. We’ve been writing a bunch, actually. So, yeah, we’re planning on going into the studio at some point at the end of this year.” He went on to say the band are “constantly coming up with ideas” for new songs. He also added:

“There’s no real set formula or time frame, really. When you’re in a band and you’re doing this for as many years as we’ve been doing it, the cycles kind of reveal themselves, I think. We all know when it’s time to start working on stuff and thinking about the next album and all that stuff. So it all kind of just happens naturally.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Palisades Announce Summer Tour With Letters From The Fire & Savage Hands

Palisades have announced a summer headlining tour. Letters From The Fire and Savage Hands will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

07/11 Bakersfield, CA – Jerry’s Pizza & Pub
07/12 Van Nuys, CA – White Oak Music and Arts
07/13 San Diego, CA – House of Blues (Voodoo Room)
07/14 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
07/17 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
07/18 Wichita, KS – Rock Island Live
07/19 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street
07/20 Austin, TX – Parish
07/21 Memphis, TN – Growlers
07/22 Springfield, MO – Outland Ballroom
07/24 Saint Louis, MO – Fubar
07/25 Newport, KY – The Southgate House Revival
07/26 Lakewood, OH – The Foundry
07/27 Amityville, NY – Amityville Music Hall
07/28 Harrisburg, PA – HMACC-Stage on Herr
07/29 Providence, RI – Alchemy

Def Leppard Share New Lyric Video For “Hysteria”

Def Leppard have premiered a new lyric video for their song “Hysteria.” The band shared the clip as a way to promote the first volume of their four-volume career-spanning box set series, which is set to be released on June 1. That set is simply called “The Collection: Volume One” and it will come with “On Through the Night,” “High ‘n’ Dry,” “Pyromania.” and “Hysteria,” along with a replica 7″ single, a 3″ CD of their original self-titled EP, a rarities collection, and a hardback book. It will be available on CD and imited-edition 180-gram heavyweight vinyl.

Joe Satriani Thinks Chickenfoot Will Work On New Music This Year

Chickenfoot recently reunited at the Fillmore in San Francisco for this year’s “Acoustic-4-A-Cure”, and now it looks like new music may be coming in the future as well. During an interview on “Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon”, Joe Satriani said he thinks the group will work on new material this year.

Here’s what Satriani had to say:

“Well, a couple of nights ago, we were on stage at the Fillmore here in San Francisco, and we played a four-song set acoustically. That was crazy; I’m playing CHICKENFOOT songs on acoustic — wow, that’s just crazy. But we had such a good time, and I know we were all wondering what was gonna happen. And the undeniable magic between us was palpable; everybody felt it. And afterwards, everybody said, ‘You guys have to record another record,’ and everybody wanted to do it. So everyone was hugs and smiles and we said, ‘Let’s do it.’ So I was pretty shocked, because it looked like it wasn’t gonna happen this year, but I think it is gonna happen this year. So I think the next step is writing and [seeing] if we can all get in the same city at the same time again for a couple of days. That’s the way the band operates. We never have three months where we rent a chateau in France and record an album; that’ll never happen. It’s here and there, hit the ground running, which I like in a way. It keeps the juices flowing and the spirits up and we don’t waste time. So I think that’s good.”

He also added:

“I’m cool with just doing a record or doing a record and a couple of maybe residencies around the world. I think that whole thing about us touring like JOURNEY or DEF LEPPARD or something like that, CHICKENFOOT, I don’t think, was ever going to do that, because we all have other things we’re doing. But I’ve learned to love it. [Laughs] It’s been frustrating in the past, ’cause I’m so used to touring and I love touring and I love the life and the tour bus and I love travelling. But it’s different, I guess, when you’re a singer. And those guys have accomplished a lot more in their careers than I have, so they have a different set of desires at this point in their lives.”

[via Blabbermouth]