Insane Clown Posse, Mushroomhead, Kissing Candice, Etc. Set For 2019 Fury Fest Tour

Insane Clown Posse, Mushroomhead, DJ Paul, Rittz, Mac Lethal (select dates), Ouija Macc, and Kissing Candice will be hitting the road on the Fury Fest Tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

05/03 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance Theatre
05/04 Reading, PA – Reverb
05/05 Providence, RI – Fete Ballroom
05/08 Jacksonville, NC – Hooligans Music Hall
05/10 Cincinnati, OH – Riverfront Live
05/11 Greenville, SC – The Firmament
05/13 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
05/14 Sauget, IL – Pop’s
05/16 Wichita, KS – The Cotillion
05/17 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep Outside
05/18 Salt Lake City, UT – Rockwell – The Complex
05/20 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
05/22 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
05/25 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theater (with Mac Lethal)
05/26 Phoenix, AZ – PressRoom (with Mac Lethal)
05/28 Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater (with Mac Lethal)
05/30 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live (with Mac Lethal)
05/31 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live (with Mac Lethal)
06/01 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom (with Mac Lethal)
06/02 Springfield, MO – The Complex (with Mac Lethal)
06/04 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre (with Mac Lethal)
06/05 Milwaukee, WI – Miramar Theater (with Mac Lethal)
06/06 Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze Outdoors (with Mac Lethal)
06/07 Joliet, IL – The Forge (with Mac Lethal)
06/08 Indianapolis, IN – The Citadel (with Mac Lethal)
06/09 Chattanooga, TN – The Signal (with Mac Lethal)


King Diamond Planning Concept Across Two New Albums

During an interview with Full Metal Jackie, King Diamond talked a bit about about his new album. According to the singer, the effort will feature the first part of a storyline that will actually play out across two new albums.

Here’s an exchange from the interview:

Since your last studio album you underwent very serious heart surgery and you also had a son. How have such major life events been influencing lyrical ideas for your next album?

“Oh, the next album gonna be gruesome. Absolutely gruesome. The storyline is, well, it’s in a way where I can’t even put it into just one album. So, it has to be over two albums. And it’s really planned out to work in a very special way with the show as well. So the show is being built right now in Denmark and built around that story so it really can go hand in hand.

Right now I already know how the production will develop for the next tour, after this tour so when we do part two of that story, I know how the whole thing ends already. I know how the production is going to change and how it’s going to be culminating in one very big thing. It’s a long project, several years, in fact the next three years are going to be very very intense for us. There are a lot of things that are in planning.

Also, we signed up with 5B [artist management] and a lot of good stuff is coming out of that, piece by piece. We are getting a player that is going to be amazing for our fans for the next three years. Something that’s going to come that they would not expect, I think. So very very cool prospects.

I think it gives a second chance and that is what the album is also about, it has something to do with that. It has something to do with parallel worlds and punishment, stuff like that. You’ll see us torture our dear little Abigail, it’s part of the story, you’ll see it onstage – but it’s great to be here – it’s been almost two years now, it’s incredible, but it hasn’t changed me very much when it comes to what I stand for and the stories that’s coming, musical style that’s coming. It’s total utter King Diamond.”

The next album is said to be a story set in a 1920s mental institution. What makes that time and place a good setting for a King Diamond album?

“I chose that because it’s a very creepy scenario. Thing is I know that somebody has talked about that but that is not the setting actually. It’s a lot of things involved but the setting looks as if it’s a 1920s asylum. That is exactly what it looks like and some of the things that go on onstage make you also think that certainly was going on back then. When medicine was beginning to take a beneficial turn in history and actually being able to help human beings live longer.

There was some experimentation going on too that was absolutely gruesome. Some of that was involved in the story but it is totally different. Once you get to the second part of the story you will begin to understand that and… what the hell is going on here? What is really about? Because there is a whole different story that will not come to you until second part. But in the first part you are going to get to know a lot people at a certain place. It’s in the story, it’s way too much.

But It does take place, I won’t say where or what it’s called because that is the title of the album and I won’t let that out yet. Some of it takes place here, this world and some of it takes place in a parallel world. There is a correlation between what happened to me and what happens to some people in this place and where they suddenly appear. You will find out why they are there, how they appear there and what places down the road – I won’t say too much right now but it is going to be very creepy.

The stage that we are building for this is going to be something else. Some of the things we are going to have onstage are also going to be very, very nice. We are adding an extra floor to the whole thing to what we had last time. We had stairs leading up to a second floor now there is going to be the third floor. I don’t like heights very much so this is one of those stupid things I like to do to myself sometimes. I test myself and how I am going to feel up there on the third floor — only a broken banister to make me feel safe, you know.”

[via Loudwire]

Gavin Rossdale Says Bush Are Working On A “Deep And Wide And Heavy” Album With Tyler Bates

During a recent interview with Yahoo! Entertainment, Gavin Rossdale revealed that Bush are working on a new album with film composer and Marilyn Manson guitarist Tyler Bates. He said the following about the material: “I just came from the studio now. I sang 11 songs, and it’s just deep and wide and heavy like the ocean.” He went on to say the sessions with Bates were “amazing and liberating.” He also added: “It’s exciting. It sounds amazing.”

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Says Tool Are Working On The Cover Art For Their New Album

It looks like we are getting even closer to a new Tool album. The band recently posted a photo that seemed to suggest that mastering was in process and now it appears they are also working on the effort’s cover art. The latest update comes from Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, who told New Zealand’s The Rock the following:

“I talk to Adam Jones quite a bit, and the last thing I knew, he was dealing with artwork. So that is a good sign. If they’re dealing with artwork, it must be close.”

Kill Devil Hill Are Working On New Music

During an interview with Damnation Vault, Mark Zavon revealed that Kill Devil Hill are working on new music. He went on to say the band are hoping to release something either this year or early next year.

Zavon said the following:

“Dewey [Bragg] and I have been writing a bunch of stuff. We’re going to try and put something out, maybe this year, maybe early next year. We’ll see what happens.”

“We’ve been tripping away at the amount of… We’ve got probably 15 demos or something. But we’re going to do a little touring. It looks like we’ve got some stuff… I don’t know, I don’t want to say anything yet because we don’t know exactly what’s going to happen. But it looks like we’ll be doing a little bit of touring here this spring and get out and start playing again, which will be great, I’ve missed playing with those guys, hanging out with them, all of that stuff. It’s going to be great to blow the dust off of it and get out in front of the fans again because there’s a lot of people hitting us up all the time on social media, you know on the Internet and stuff, ‘When are you going to come and play? When are you going to come back to town?’ They want to hear the stuff and we want to play it. So, we just have to cross those streams and make it happen.”

Zavon also talked a bit about the group’s new bassist Nico D’Arnese:

“He’s an Italian guy, a great bass player. He was a friend of ours for a while, but we really had no designs for having him play in the band or anything. I’m pretty loyal, and we were waiting for Rex [Brown} to hopefully come around and decide that he wanted to do some more KILL DEVIL HILL. But, you know, it’s just not the right time for him. God bless him, and I support everything he’s doing with his solo career. I think it makes him happy. Life’s short. You’ve got to be happy. So, he’s going to do that, and we finally had an answer in January. He finally gave us an answer on that, and so we picked up this guy, Nico, who is really excited to be involved.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Mastodon Share Part One Of “Crack The Skye” 10th Anniversary Video Series

Mastodon are celebrating the 10th anniversary of “Crack The Skye” with a video series focusing on the making of the album. You can check out the first part below and find some anniversary merch HERE. As previously reported, the band will also perform the effort in full on their upcoming tour with Coheed And Cambria and Every Time I Die.

Mötley Crüe & Netflix Sued By “The Dirt” Film Crew Member Due To Injuries Sustained On Set

According to The New Orleans Advocate, Louis DiVincenti, a rigging grip that worked on the film adaptation of Mötley Crüe’s “The Dirt”, has filed a lawsuit against the band and Netflix after being electrocuted on set back in March 2018. The incident occurred when the metal pipe the crew member was handling made contact with a power line. He was left with second and third-degree burns over 50 percent of his body and had to undergo a number of surgeries and skin grafts. He also had to get his foot amputated as well. DiVincenti, who is still recovering from injuries one year later, is currently seeking damages, including $1.8 million in medical bills.