Have BABYMETAL Revealed Their New Member?

It looks like BABYMETAL may have found a replacement for Yuimetal, who officially exited the group last year. During the band’s June 30 set at the Glastonbury Festival in the UK, Su-Metal and Moametal took the stage with Riho Sayashi of the Japanese pop group Morning Musume. According to Kerrang!, Sayashi also performed with the band at Yokohama Arena in Japan earlier this month. However, it is still unclear if she will become a permanent member. In other news, BABYMETAL also performed two new songs at the festival including their latest single “PA PA YA!!” and another unknown track. Both songs are expected to appear on their new album “Metal Galaxy,” which is set to be released on October 11.

Phil Anselmo Says He Doesn’t Feel Like Doing Superjoint Anymore, Discusses Possible Down “NOLA” 25th Anniversary Shows

During a recent interview with Metal Underground, Phil Anselmo offered some updates on Superjoint and Down. The singer says he doesn’t feel like doing Superjoint anymore and that Down may do some “NOLA” 25th anniversary shows next year.

Anselmo said the following:

“I don’t really feel like doing Superjoint anymore. With Down, we’ve got the 25th anniversary coming up of ‘NOLA‘ [in 2020], so I would expect to do some gigs there. But also it needs to be respected that Pepper is doing C.O.C.; Jimmy‘s really been doing a lot of Eyehategod as well; and Kirk is doing Crowbar. And that’s one thing: if we do anything for the 25th anniversary of the ‘NOLA‘ album, I want Kirk in the band. I don’t wanna interrupt anybody’s life. If we do something, it’ll be a couple of shows here and there, maybe a special thing.”

Down have been inactive for several years due to Anselmo‘s infamous “white power” chant and Nazi salute at the 2016 Dimebash. The frontman has since apologized for the incident numerous times and more recently called it an “off-color joke.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Nile Announce European/UK Tour With Hate Eternal, Vitriol, & Omophagia

Nile have announced a fall European/UK tour. Hate Eternal, Vitriol, and Omophagia will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

09/10 Warszawa, POL – Progresja
09/11 Poznan, POL – U Bazyla
09/12 Krakow, POL – Zetpete
09/13 Budapest, HUN – Durer Kert
09/14 Vienna, AUT – Szene
09/15 Brno, CZE – Melodka
09/16 Munich, GER – Backstage
09/17 Aarau, SWI – Kiff
09/18 Mannheim, GER – MS Connection
09/19 Milano, ITA – Slaughter Club
09/20 Rome, ITA – largo
09/21 San Dona Di Piave, ITA – Revolver
09/23 TBA, FRA – TBA
09/24 Manchester, UK – Club Academy
09/25 Glasgow, UK – Slay
09/26 London, UK – The Dome
09/27 Mons, BEL – Lotto Mons Expo Club
09/28 Helmond, NET – Cacaofabriek
09/29 Essen, GER – Turock
10/01 Bremen, GER – Tivoli
10/02 Amstelveen, NET – P60
10/03 Bad Oeynhausen, GER – Alte Druckerei
10/04 Lichtenfels, GER – Way Of Darkness Festival
10/05 Leipzig, GER – Hellraiser
10/06 Wroclaw, POL – Zaklete Rewiry

This news comes after Nile recently revealed that their new album is done.

Vio-lence, Cancer, Etc. Added To 2020 Maryland Deathfest

More bands have been added to the 2020 Maryland Deathfest. The event will take place at Rams Head Live and Baltimore Soundstage in Baltimore, MD on May 21-24 and the newly announced acts include: Vio-lence, Cancer, Dark Fortress, Massacre, Cadaver, Impaled, Nunslaughter, Novembers Doom, Graveyard (Spain), Imprecation, Putrid Pile, Malignant Altar, Necrofier, Cloud Rat, Napalm Raid, Shock Narcotic, and No/Mas. Previously announced acts include: Dismember, Monstrosity, Onslaught, Frizzi 2 Fulci, Necrophobic, Demilich, Nocturnus AD, Death Strike, Prostitute Disfigurement, Butcher ABC, Acid Witch, Grave Desecrator, Blood Feast, At War, Flesh Parade, Phlebotomized, Cadaveric Incubator, Cerebral Rot, Galvanizer, Fistula, Holy Cost, Vircolac, Sacrilegia, Backslider, Impure, and Spite.

Iron Reagan Announce August European Tour

Iron Reagan have announced an August European tour. Here’s the dates:

08/06 Salzburg, AUT – Rockhouse
08/07 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra Track
08/08 Tolmin, SLO – Punk Rock Holiday
08/09 Jaromer, CZE – Brutal Assault
08/11 Vagos, POR – Vagos Metal Fest
08/12 Saarbrucken, GER – Garage
08/13 Pratteln, SWI – Z7
08/14 Regensburg, GER – Airport Obertrauberling
08/16 St. Nolff, FRA – Motocultor
08/17 Saillat Sur Vienne, FRA – Les Cheminees Du Rock
08/18 Montpellier, FRA – See You In The Pit

Joyous Wolf Added To Deep Purple’s U.S. Tour

Joyous Wolf will be opening for Deep Purple on most of their fall U.S. tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

09/03 Riverside, CA – Fox Performing Arts Center
09/04 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
09/06 Temecula, CA – Pechanga Theater
09/07 Murphys, CA – Ironstone Amphitheatre
09/08 San Francisco, CA – Warfield
09/10 Portland, OR – Keller Auditorium
09/11 Seattle, WA. – Paramount Theatre
09/13 Reno, NV – Grand Theatre at The Grand Sierra Resort
09/14 Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues
09/15 Salt Lake City, UT – Delta Hall at Eccles Theater
09/17 Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
09/19 Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theatre
09/20 Shawnee, OK – FireLake Arena
09/21 Tulsa, OK – The Joint at Hard Rock
09/23 Houston, TX – Revention Music Center
09/24 New Orleans, LA – Saenger Theatre
09/26 Orlando, FL – Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
09/27 St. Petersburg, FL – Mahaffey Theatre
09/29 Atlanta, GA – Coca Cola Roxy
09/30 Nashville, TN – Andrew Jackson Hall – TN PAC
10/02 Washington, D.C. – Warner Theatre
10/04 Monticello, NY – Resorts World Catskills Epicenter
10/05 Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
10/06 Portland, ME – Merrill Auditorium at City Hall
10/08 New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
10/09 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun
10/10 Philadelphia, PA – Tower Theatre
10/12 Indianapolis, IN. – Murat Theatre
10/13 Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theatre
10/15 Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre
10/16 Northfield, OH – MGM Northfield Park – Center Stage
10/18 Chicago, IL – Rosemont Theatre
10/19 Minneapolis, MN – The Armory

The Struts Cover Martha And The Vandellas’ “Dancing In The Street”

The Struts have released a cover of Martha And The Vandellas’ “Dancing In The Street.” You can stream that below. The band commented:

“Today we are thrilled to debut our rendition of the Martha and the Vandellas classic “Dancing In The Street”, which has been interpreted by quite a few legendary artists over the years – and now it’s our turn. We hope you all enjoy.”