Final Vans Warped Tour Show To Be Recorded For “The Final Hours” Live Compilation

The last date of the Vans Warped Tour’s final cross-country run, which is set to take place on August 5 at the Coral Sky Amphitheater in West Palm Beach, FL, will be recorded for a new live compilation called “The Final Hours.” The release will include two songs from each artist and proceeds will go towards FEND. Here’s who will be featured on it: Reel Big Fish, Mayday Parade, Waterparks, Less Than Jake, New Found Glory, Simple Plan, We The Kings, The Maine, August Burns Red, Chelsea Grin, Deez Nuts, My Children My Bride, Twiztid, Ice Nine Kills, Kublai Khan, Sense Fail, Crown The Empire, Every Time I Die, Unearth, In Hearts Wake, Nekrogoblikon, Capstan, Doll Skin, Palaye Royale, As It Is, Grayscale, Movements, Real Friends, Wage War, Issues, Knuckle Puck, and Makeout. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

GWAR’s “Carnival Of Chaos,” “Ragnarök,” & “This Toilet Earth” Receive New Vinyl Releases

Three GWAR albums have been reissued on vinyl including “Carnival Of Chaos,” which is available on dark blue/light blue marbled (limited to 1000 copies) and yellow with red splatter vinyl (limited to 500 copies), “Ragnarök,” which is available on grey/white marbled (limited to 1000 copies) and blue/red swirl vinyl (limited to 500 copies), and “This Toilet Earth,” which is available on red/black split (limited to 1000 copies) and blue with red splatter vinyl (limited to 500 copies). You can purchase those HERE.

Chuck Billy Says Testament Hope To Release Their New Album By Summer 2019

During an interview with Metal Heads Forever Magazine, Chuck Billy revealed that Testament are hoping to have their new album out by summer 2019. He said the following:

“Eric’s [Peterson, guitar] working on riffs now and the plan is after the Slayer tour ends at the end of August, we won’t be doing any more touring; we’ll go heavy into writing mode. Me and Eric, we’ll start really just creating and working, trying to get the next record out as soon as possible, because we have plans and hopes of setting a deadline on ourselves to have it out by summer 2019. We’ve got a lot of work ahead of us.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Darkest Hour, Ex-Dead To Fall, Etc. Members Join Forces In The Primals

John Henry (Darkest Hour), Chad Fjerstad (ex-Dead To Fall), and Andrew Black (ex-The Explosion) have joined forces in a new band called The Primals. The group’s debut album “All Love Is True Love” will be released on September 7, and you can stream of the first single “Fortune & Sons” below:

[via The PRP]

Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi Announces “A Life In Music” Event In London

On October 19, Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi will be discussing his life and career at a special “A Life In Music” event at The Emmanuel Centre in London, England. Kerrang! editor Phil Alexander will host the event and more info can be found HERE.


Doro Shares 22nd Track-By-Track Video For Her New Album “Forever Warriors, Forever United”

Doro has shared another track-by-track video for her new double album “Forever Warriors, Forever United” (out August 17). The latest clip focuses on “Black Ballad.”

In This Moment Tentatively Planning To Begin The Recording Process For Their New Album In February

In This Moment are tentatively planning to hit the studio in February 2019 to start recording their new album. Guitarist Chris Howorth confirmed the news to Guitar Interactive magazine and also had the following to say about the songwriting process:

“It kind of depends. It could any way. The last two records we’ve done, we kind of went in with nothing — maybe a couple of ideas, or three or four little ideas, but really not much. The whole idea is to create it in the studio, and it’s fresh. And that’s what we did last time. And it does literally start from a little thing Maria [Brink, vocals] has in her head, or a guitar idea that Maria is, like, ‘Oh, I like that. I can sing over that.’ With this next album we’re getting ready to do, we’re actually working on stuff now so that we have more when we go in — just so that there’s a little less pressure. More than we know we like, so we’re not, like, ‘Eh, I don’t like that. Let’s start something else.’ And then there was two weeks that just went down the drain.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Alice In Chains To Replace Avenged Sevenfold At 2018 Louder Than Life Festival

Considering Avenged Sevenfold’s M. Shadows is currently dealing with vocal issues, the band have dropped off the Louder Than Life Festival. Alice In Chains will now be taking their place. In other news, organizers have also announced that Bad Wolves and Spirit Animal have dropped off the festival as well. Skyharbor and Anemic Royalty will be taking over for them. The event will take place at Champions Park in Louisville, KY on September 28-30.

Aerosmith To Perform On “Today”

Aerosmith have announced that they will be performing as part of the “Today” show’s Concert Series on August 15. The band are rumored to be announcing a tour and possibly a new album on the show. NBC issued the following statement:

“Aerosmith is coming to ‘Today’!! The popular, legendary group behind such hits as ‘Dream On’, ‘I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing’ and ‘Crazy’ will rock ‘Today’ with a performance on Rockefeller Plaza… Viewing is on a first-come, first-served basis on the Today plaza, located at 48th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues in New York City. To get the best spot, fans should try to arrive by 5 a.m. Generally, concerts happen rain or shine.”