I Prevail Announce North American Tour With Issues & Justin Stone

I Prevail have announced a North American tour with Issues and Justin Stone. The band will be touring in support of their new album “Trauma“ (out March 29).

Tour Dates:

04/24 Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
04/25 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
04/27 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
04/28 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
04/29 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
05/01 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
05/02 Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
05/04 Boise, ID – Revolution Concert House
05/05 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
05/07 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
05/08 Billings, MT – Shrine Auditorium
05/10 Council Bluffs, IA – Westfair Amphitheater
05/11 Wichita, KS – Wave
05/13 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
05/15 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
05/17 Houston, TX – House of Blues
05/18 San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theater
05/20 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
05/21 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
05/23 Ft. Wayne, IN – Clyde Theatre
05/24 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
07/11 London, ON – Harris Park (I Prevail only)
07/12 Niagara Falls, NY – Rapids Theatre
07/14 Mansfield, OH – Mansfield Reformatory (I Prevail only)
07/15 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
07/16 Peoria, IL – Peoria Riverfront
07/18 Oshkosh, WI – Ford Festival Park (I Prevail only)
07/20 Cadott, WI – Rock Fest (I Prevail only)
07/22 Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
07/23 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
07/24 Boston, MA – House of Blues
07/26 Bethlehem, PA – Sands Bethlehem Event Center
07/27 Montclair, NJ – The Wellmont Theater
07/28 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
07/30 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
07/31 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
08/01 North Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
08/03 Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues
08/04 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
08/05 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
08/07 Belvidere, IL – The Apollo Theatre
08/08 Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
08/09 Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live

Mastodon To Release Cover Of Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway To Heaven” As A Tribute To Their Late Manager

Mastodon have announced that they will be releasing a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway To Heaven” as a tribute to their late manager Nick John, who sadly passed away following a battle with pancreatic cancer. The track will be available as part of this year’s Record Store Day (April 13) and proceeds will go towards the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research.

The band commented:

“In early September 2018, we lost one of our closest friends and our biggest fan, our manager Nick John. He was essentially the band’s Dad. From our highest highs to our lowest lows he was always there. Every single move we made went through him first as our trust in him was marrow deep. His favorite band besides us and Gojira, was Led Zeppelin.

We were asked to perform ‘Stairway to Heaven‘ at his funeral. Afterward, finding out that someone had recorded it, we figured we should record a studio version and release it on Record Store Day as a tribute to Nick with all the proceeds to be donated to pancreatic cancer research. We would not be the band we are today without the help of Nick John. We miss him dearly and think of him always. We love you buddy.

The limited edition 10-inch vinyl features the Studio Version on Side A and a Live Version on Side B. It will be available in participating independent retailers on Saturday, April 13, 2019.

All of the proceeds benefit the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research.”

VLTIMAS (Ex-Morbid Angel/Mayhem, Etc.) Premiere New Song “Monolilith”

VLTIMAS, the band featuring David Vincent (ex-Morbid Angel), Rune “Blasphemer” Eriksen (ex-Mayhem), and Flo Mounier (Cryptopsy), have premiered a new song titled “Monolilith,” via The Austin Chronicle. This track is from the band’s debut album, “Something Wicked Marches In,“ which will be released on March 29. Ericksen commented:

“She is the screeching owl, the seductress of the night, the irresistable incarnation of lust and desire. She is Lilith; the icon, the Demoness. ‘Monolilith‘ is the 4th and final single from ‘Something Wicked Marches In‘ and shows a slightly different side to VLTIMAS. With its more melodic take, this track serves as a response to the more cold and brutal moments on the record. But don’t let yourself be fooled: The dark is deep and utterly captivating.”

Limp Bizkit Announce $3 Los Angeles Show With Original Lineup

Limp Bizkit have announced that they will be playing a special show with their original lineup at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, CA on March 5. The concert is being called “Three Dollar Show Y’all” and $3 tickets will be available via ticketfly.com tomorrow (March 1). The price and the name of the show are references to the group’s debut album “Three Dollar Bill, Y’all$.”


Big Business Premiere New Song “Heal The Weak”

Big Business have premiered a new song titled “Heal The Weak.” This track is from the band’s new album “The Beast You Are,” which will be released on April 12. Jared Warren said the following:

“‘Heal the Weak’ is a musical curse on those who seek to take advantage of people of lesser means. A clarion call of warning to the crust-fisted oppressor.”

[via Revolver]

Carnifex Announce U.S. Tour With Oceano & Prison

Carnifex have announced a spring headlining tour. Oceano and Prison will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

05/05 Las Vegas, NV – Fremont Country Club
05/07 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
05/08 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
05/09 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
05/10 Fort Collins, CO – Hodi’s Half Note
05/11 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
05/12 Boise, ID – Shredder
05/14 Spokane, WA – The Pin
05/15 Bend, OR – Domino Room
05/16 Reno, NV – Jub Jubs
05/17 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
05/18 Fresno, CA – Full Circle Brewing
05/19 Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst

Slipknot Launch Mysterious Countdown Timer

Slipknot have launched timer at wearenotyourkind.com and it is currently counting down to a Monday announcement. Furthermore, once fans allow the site to access their location, they are given coordinates, which may be teasing stops on the band’s rumored tour with Volbeat, Behemoth, and Gojira. Fans have also been given the date August 9, which many have assumed could be the release date for their new album.

Destruction Recruit Second Guitarist Damir Eskic

Destruction have welcomed Damir Eskic (Gomorra) to the band as their second guitarist. Eskic previously contributed three solos to the group’s 2016 album “Under Attack.”

Frontman Schmier commented:

“Yes — we finally did it again!

For many years we’ve been talking about this, but we needed the right guy! Damir Eskic is now that dude! He is a super-skilled player and also a good friend of the band. He will surely make some jaws drop and pay tribute to the history of Destruction, as he is also a fan of our music!

To be a trio was a special thing for us that we did with pride for many years but also Destruction had a period where we were a four-piece with a second guitar. Now it was the right time to get that option back!

We know there are many fans out there that have been waiting a long time for this.

We have composed and recorded the whole new album with two guitars and, of course, this will make us an even more intense live act and give us the chance to play songs again that we’ve not been able to play for many years… Exciting times ahead!

Let’s call this a reinvention!

With Randy Black on the drums and Damir Eskic on the lead guitar, we have the fresh blood in the band that is sometimes needed to reach new goals, it will keep the thrash machine strong and ready for new adventures!

See you all on the road soon. The new record is coming on August 8th via Nuclear Blast!”

Eskic added:

“I am, of course, very happy to be a part of this thrash metal family and to join one of the best bands of the genre.

To record three guest solos on the ‘Under Attack’ album was already a big deal for me, now some years later, we’ve become close friends and I am really excited to be a part of this!

I am looking forward to meeting the fans all over the globe and to thrash the stage with the boys!”

Journey Share “Who’s Crying Now” Performance Video From “Live In Japan 2017: Escape + Frontiers”

Journey have shared a performance video for “Who’s Crying Now” off their new concert film/live album “Live In Japan 2017: Escape + Frontiers” (out March 29). That effort was filmed during the band’s February 7, 2017 show at Tokyo’s Budokan, which saw them performing their albums “Escape” and “Frontiers” in full. The release will be available on DVD+2CD and Blu-ray+2CD.

L7 Premiere “Burn Baby” Music Video, Reveal Details For New Album “Scatter The Rats”

L7 have premiered a new video for their new song “Burn Baby.” This track is from band’s new album “Scatter The Rats,” which will be released on May 3 via Joan Jett’s Blackheart Records. The effort will be the group’s first in 20 years.

“Scatter The Rats” Track Listing:

01. “Burn Baby”
02. “Fighting The Crave”
03. “Proto Prototype”
04. “Stadium West”
05. “Murky Water Cafe”
06. “Ouija Board Lies”
07. “Garbage Truck”
08. “Holding Pattern”
09. “Uppin’ The Ice”
10. “Cool About Easy”
11. “Scatter The Rats”