Attila, Butcher Babies, Upon A Burning Body, Etc. Set For 2020 Metal In The Mountains Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Metal In The Mountains festival. The event will take place in Pipestem, WV on June 5-7 and the daily lineups can be found below:

June 5: Attila, Lethal Injektion, Monochromatic Black, Snipers Of Babel, Seasons, Mettal Maffia, Famz And The Hooliganz, Pigweed, Cultus Black, Hollywood Nightmare, Sepsiss, Blud Red Roses, Sever The Wicked, Farmacy, Artusha, and A New Days Fall.

June 6: Butcher Babies, For The Fallen Dreams, Before The Silence, In The Red, White Collar Sideshow, Krashkarma, Monster Dolls, After Silence, Carnivora, Black Satellite, Kranium, Dead By Wednesday, Blackwater Drowning, Dramascream, Defending Cain, Of Virtue, Aittala, and Outsider Heart.

June 7: Upon A Burning Body, Sons Of Texas, Flaw, Sunflower Dead, 3 Years Hollow, Dawn Of The Rising, Wor, Nocion, Love The Hate, Anything But Human, Zero Theorem, Dose, Out Of Darkness, Burdens Within, and Transcendence.

Alesana Announce “The Emptiness” 10th Anniversary Tour

Alesana will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of “The Emptiness” by performing it in full on a spring tour with The Dead Rabbitts and Ovtlier. Here’s the dates:

04/24 North Carolina – TBA
04/25 Harrisburg, PA – Harrisburg Midtown Arts
04/26 State College, PA – Stage West Penn State
04/27 Lakewood, OH – The Winchester Music Tavern
04/28 Joliet, IL – The Forge
04/29 Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
04/30 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
05/01 Corpus Christi, TX – Boozerz Rock Bar
05/02 Dallas, TX – Trees
05/03 Austin, TX – Empire Control Room & Garage

Scorpions Postpone Sydney Concert Due To “Medical Emergency”

Scorpions and Whitesnake have postponed their February 22 show in Sydney, Australia “due to a medical emergency within the Scorpions tour party.” Live Nation issued the following statement:

“Unfortunately due to a medical emergency within the Scorpions tour party, the Scorpions and Whitesnake show scheduled to take place at Qudos Bank Arena will no longer be going ahead today, Saturday the 22nd of February. Live Nation is working on a rescheduled date for next week, with details to follow shortly. All existing tickets will remain valid for entry on the rescheduled date, without the need for exchange. Refunds will be available for patrons who are unable to attend the rescheduled date, and can be obtained by contacting their point of purchase.”

Watch Metallica’s James Hetfield Cover Eddie Money’s “Baby Hold On” During First Performance Since Rehab

Metallica‘s James Hetfield officially returned to the stage last night (February 20) after previously entering rehab for alcoholism. The frontman performed an acoustic cover of Eddie Money‘s “Baby Hold On” during a tribute concert for the late singer at the Saban in Beverly Hills, CA. The concert, which was called “A Star-Studded Tribute To Eddie Money,” also featured Sammy Hagar, Rick Springfield, etc. and the proceeds from it went towards the “USC Eddie Money Cancer Research Fund.”

Biff Byford (Saxon) Premieres “Scarborough Fair” Music Video

Saxon’s Biff Byford has premiered a new video for “Scarborough Fair.” This track is from his new solo album “School Of Hard Knocks,” which was released today (February 21). Byford commented:

“The new single ‘Scarborough Fair’ is a Yorkshire folk song about the town on the east coast of England. Apart from the song, Scarborough is also famous for its medieval market and takes its name from a Viking chief called Scar, I believe. We shot the video on a freezing early morning… Enjoy!”

Flogging Molly Recruit Descendents, Bad Religion, Etc. For 2020 “Salty Dog Cruise”

Flogging Molly have revealed the initial lineup for their sixth annual “Salty Dog Cruise.” That cruise will set sail from Tampa, Florida on November 5 and will make stops in Key West and CocoCay, Bahamas before returning on November 9. In addition to Flogging Molly, the event will feature: Descendents, Bad Religion, The Devil Makes Three, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Broilers, Mongol Horde, Authority Zero, The Bunny Gang, The Cherry Coke$, Punk Rock Karaoke, The Attack, and Brogue Wave.

Papa Roach Planning Special Shows To Celebrate 20th Anniversary Of “Infest”

Papa Roach are planning to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their 2000 album “Infest” this year. Frontman Jacoby Shaddix confirmed the news to Linea Rock, saying that the band will be playing some special shows and more.

Shaddix said the following:

“We’ve done some really cool things in the studio around some of the previous recordings, and we have some awesome stuff to release here throughout the year, so we’re going to celebrate this album for sure — one hundred percent, definitely.

And then also we have some announcements around some live shows that we’re gonna do to celebrate the album as well. So I can’t let the cat out of the bag completely, but yeah, we’ve gotta celebrate it. That’s a cult classic and a best-seller right there.”

Shaddix also went on to discuss the band’s hit song “Last Resort“

“That’s our classic. That thing, it’s given us such a relevance, even in pop culture. People are making memes — ‘Cut my life into pizza.’ I love that. ‘Cause now I don’t take it all too seriously, because it’s embedded itself into pop culture, but then also the reality is that it’s spoken to a lot of people’s hearts that have been in that darkness, and going, ‘Hey, man, there’s some hope. You can come out of this. You don’t have to stay in there.’”

[via Blabbermouth]