Poppy To Release New Album “I Disagree” In January

Poppy has announced that her new album “I Disagree” will be released on January 10 via Sumerian Records. The title track and pre-orders are expected to launch on Friday (October 4). Jesse Draxler created the cover art for the effort and it can be seen below:

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes Officially Cancel Their North American Tour

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes have officially cancelled their full North American tour. This news comes after Carter was recently involved in a serious car accident.

The group commented:

“Due to injuries Frank sustained in last week’s car accident, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes will no longer be performing at any dates on the North American tour scheduled to take place in September and October.

Unfortunately Frank has been advised by doctors not to travel – let alone perform – for a number of weeks. This has made it impossible for us to honour the dates booked and we regrettably have to cancel. We are all absolutely devastated by the current situation but as stated before, Frank and Pete are both incredibly lucky to have survived the crash without even more serious injuries. We are so sorry to our fans across the country who had bought tickets, and The Beaches and Evan Konrad who were joining us for the tour.

We are working on our plans to return and hope to be back in the spring of 2020. Details of this will be shared as soon possible but for refunds and further details on the cancelled dates please visit venue websites.

Thank you always, for the support. We do not take it for granted and will see you soon.

Rattlesnakes x”

YouTube Tells Metal Blade Records That Goatwhore’s “Apocalyptic Havoc” Video Is Unsuitable For Advertisers

YouTube have apparently sent an email to Metal Blade Records saying that Goatwhore’s 10-year-old video for “Apocalyptic Havoc” is unsuitable for advertisers. The label shared a photo of the message on Twitter:

Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe Says Metallica’s James Hetfield “Literally Helped Save [His] Life” In His Battle With Alcoholism

As previously reported, Metallica’s James Hetfield recently re-entered a treatment program to get help with addiction issues. A number of people have since offered the frontman their support, including Lamb Of God singer Randy Blythe, who said Hetfield previously “helped save [his] life” in his battle with alcoholism.

Blythe said the following:

“I got sober while we were on tour with Metallica almost 9 years ago. The first day of that run, one of my crew guys came to me and said “Hey, Hetfield’s looking for you”- we had been touring with them in the States & Europe for over a year and I was just RAGING, especially in Europe, but inside I was MISERABLE.

He knew I had been trying to quit drinking, it wasn’t working for me anymore, & it all came to an end in Australia. A HUGE FACTOR in my willingness & ability to get sober while on fucking heavy metal tour was the fact that I had James & some of his crew who were also sober to talk to- I didn’t have to do it alone.

James & crew babied me through my first month of sobriety out there on the road- it was a heavy trip. I couldn’t have done it without them. When I saw the news about James today, I hurt so bad inside for him, because he was there for me when I was in such bad shape- I know how dark it can get.

But it was also a very strong reminder for me of what I am, & what waits for me if I fuck up & forget I am alcoholic. If you’re an alcoholic, NO ONE IS IMMUNE, no matter how long you have been sober. James is in the right place right now, though, & as he has gone there of his own volition, it sounds like to me he wants sobriety back- and that is the key to it all, you have to want it.

So my thoughts & prayers are with him- I love that dude. He literally helped SAVE MY LIFE.”

Blythe’s comments were made in response to Hatebreed vocalist Jamey Jasta’s recent Instagram post, in which he said that Hetfield inspired him to get sober.

Thy Art Is Murder Drummer Lee Stanton Reveals That He Stepped Away From The Band Due To Mental Health Issues

Thy Art Is Murder’s Lee Stanton has offered an explanation for his recent absence from the band. The drummer issued a statement saying he stepped away to deal with mental health issues.

Stanton said the following:

“G’day legends,

First off, I’d like to apologise for my absence in person and online as you may have noticed I haven’t been touring with TAIM for over a year now. Early last year I started noticing a shift in my state of mind which eventually resulted in me having a breakdown. As much as I would love to still be up there ripping gigs with the boys it is in my best interest mentally and physically to step back from everything and continue putting in work to get back to being 100%.

I can’t thank Sean, Kevin, Marshy & CJ enough for being extremely patient and very understanding during this whole process. My wife, family, friends & our fans who’ve reached out, checked in, gave me someone to speak to or offered advice and help, it really does mean a lot. It wasn’t easy coming to terms with what happened, and having to walk away from something you invested a large portion of your life into building, but I have lots of positives to take away with me.

I’ve built a lot of great relationships with people; I’ve been able to see the world & connect with people through music which couldn’t have happened if not for touring. I don’t want this to come across negative, I am in a much better headspace than before. I just wanted to let people know what’s been up and that if you do notice that something isn’t right within yourself or someone you know, don’t be afraid to have a conversation or to seek professional help.

Be honest & kinder to yourself & those around you, your body & mind will be grateful for it.

– Lee Stanton“

David Lee Roth: “I Think Van Halen’s Finished”

During a recent interview with Meltdown of Detroit’s WRIF, David Lee Roth said that he thinks Van Halen is done. He had the following to say after being asked if he was “bummed” about not touring with the band this summer:

“That’s been canceled a number of times, and I think VAN HALEN’s finished and this is the next phase. I’ve inherited the band de facto — whatever that means. I think it means if you inherit it, carry this proudly. VAN HALEN isn’t gonna be coming back in the fashion that you know. And that being said, Eddie’s [Van Halen] got his own story to tell. [It’s] not mine to tell it.”

[via Blabbermouth]

New Version Of Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs” Featured In New Trailer For “The King’s Man”

A new trailer has been released for “The King’s Man” and it features a new version of Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs,” complete with orchestral elements and a piano version of the lead riff. The movie, which serves as a prequel to the “Kingsman” series, will hit theaters on February 14 and a synopsis can be read below:

“As a collection of history’s worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather to plot a war to wipe out millions, one man must race against time to stop them. Discover the origins of the very first independent intelligence agency in ‘The King’s Man’.”