Metal Allegiance have announced that they will be performing Black Sabbath’s 1970 self-titled debut album in full during a special Halloween (October 31) show at the Bottom Lounge in Chicago, IL. However, it’s worth noting that David Ellefson (Megadeth) and Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, etc.) do not appear to be taking part in this concert. The other core members, Mark Menghi and Alex Skolnick (Testament), will perform with Bobby Blitz (Overkill) and Brann Dailor (Mastodon). Crobot, Weapons Of Anew, and Metalfier will open.
Tom Morello (Prophets Of Rage, Rage Against The Machine, etc.) has announced a solo North American tour. The guitarist will be touring in support of his latest album “The Atlas Underground.”
10/21 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
10/22 Chicago, IL – The Vic Theatre
10/24-27 Live Oak, FL – Suwannee Hulaween
10/26 Morrison, CO – Hard Halloween Red Rocks
10/28 Austin, TX – Emo’s
10/29 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
11/01 Phoenix, AZ – The Pressroom
11/02 Los Angeles, CA – Belasco Ballroom
11/03 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
11/05 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
11/06 Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
11/07 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
11/09 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
11/12 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
Hollywood Vampires, the band featuring core members Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, and Joe Perry (Aerosmith), were the musical guests on last night’s (July 30) episode of “The Late Late Show With James Corden.” You can see footage of the group performing their cover of David Bowie’s “Heroes” on the show below:
Rapper Denzel Curry has released two tracks as part of Spotify’s singles series. The first one is a new version of his song “CLOUT COBAIN | CLOUT CO13A1N”, which features Fucked Up, and the second one is a cover of Bad Brains‘ “I Against I”, which features members of the band themselves. You can stream those below:
AC/DC have been celebrating the 40th anniversary of “Highway To Hell” by sharing vintage videos from their July 13, 1979 set on the Dutch TV show “Countdown.” The clips were previously available as part of the band’s 2007 “Plug Me In” DVD box set, but they were not available online until now. The latest one finds the band performing “Whole Lotta Rosie” off their 1977 album “Let There Be Rock.”
Slipknot and Guns N’ Roses have released some new AR filters via Facebook. Slipknot‘s filter allows fans to put on the band’s masks, while Guns N’ Roses’ filter allows fans to become the skeletal versions of Axl Rose, Slash, and Duff McKagan from the “Appetite For Destruction“ cover art.
During an appearance on the “BREWtally Speaking Podcast”, DevilDriver guitarist Neal Tiemann discussed the concept behind their upcoming double album. According to him, “the main idea that was coming through was the taking away of liberties and bondage of the human soul.”
Tiemann said the following:
“The way our process is, is we write all the music and then Dez will write lyrics and melodies, if any patterns and things, over it afterwards.
As we were writing we knew that we wanted, its so cliché, but we wanted to push the envelope. We want some more dynamics. We want some more clean parts, we want some of the heavier parts, and its got both, which could be polarizing, we’ll see, but I love it.
As he started writing this theme started to appealing that he….it’s mainly…I don’t know how much he wants me to talk about it… The main idea that was coming through was the taking away of liberties and bondage of the human soul.
Not politically, we’re not talking about that, but we’re talking about enslavement in history, things like this that were, and the wanting to break free of said stuff.
Nearly every song, like 20 of them, had something to do with that. It kept circling back for whatever reason for him.
He’s like well lets make it a concept, we’re already doing a double record, might as well throw another word on there we can use as buzzfeed.”
Eyehategod have announced a November Australian tour. Here’s the dates:
11/07 Perth, AUS – Badlands
11/08 Adelaide, AUS – Enigma
11/09 Melbourne, AUS – Max Watts
11/10 Hobart, AUS – Brisbane Hotel
11/11 Canberra, AUS – The Basement
11/13 Newcastle, AUS – Cambridge Hotel
11/14 Sydney, AUS – Crowbar
11/15 Brisbane, AUS – Crowbar