Within Temptation Premiere “Entertain You” Music Video

Within Temptation have premiered a new video for their latest single “Entertain You.” You can check that out below.

Sharon Den Adel told Kerrang! the following:

“The best way to explain the lyrics is to see how we treat a certain groups of people that don’t fit in our society. [There is] a need to emphasise that they do not fit in so we can feel good about ourselves. We’re singling them out, cornering them in all sorts of ways – think of videos of fights in the streets, filming an incident instead of helping someone. They’re not here for our entertainment. It’s a problem that has always been a part of society and it will always be there, unfortunately. So this subject is never old, but it’s something we need to keep talking about so it doesn’t get accepted as normal behaviour.”

Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With Life Renewed

Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “new music showcase,” the feature where I introduce you to bands that readers of this site may find interesting. This time I have an exclusive Q&A with Rob Volkoff of Life Renewed.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

VOLKOFF: Life Renewed is a solo project that is a creative outlet for me to express my musical tastes and personal thoughts. Created after the disbanding of I Prayed For An Afterlife (2013), Rob Volkoff ventured to record and produce his own music. Performing and recording in numerous projects over the years (Countermeasures, O, House of Jacob, Patheos, Discerner), the process of releasing the debut EP, Launching From Ground Zero has been delayed until late 2020. Anticipation is to be felt and held onto for the excitement of Volkoff’s new works; creating new music with a few vocal features on the release.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

VOLKOFF: Demon Hunter, Phinehas, NF.

METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?

VOLKOFF: The Debut Single “By Faith” Lyric video released Friday, May 15th via Pure Core Metal Promotion on YouTube and is on Spotify, iTunes, and other digital outlets. This song features a few friends of mine, one is Alvin Triplett of BoughtXBlood and Nick West. This song was meant to be a throwback to the era of music that got me into the metal genre and started as a musician. The production style, musicality and song arrangement was inspired by Early – Mid 2000s so if anyone enjoys bands like Killswitch Engage, As I Lay Dying, Demon Hunter, Phinehas, Trivium, Unearth, War of Ages – this will surely be a song you will enjoy!

METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?

VOLKOFF: Unfortunately, Life Renewed is a studio/internet project but the band I do perform in (Discerner) that is in the Metalcore/Hardcore/Beatdown Genre so if you like bands like Traitors, Black Tongue, Knocked Loose, Alpha Wolf, Dealer – that is a band you need to see!

METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band heading in 5 years?

VOLKOFF: Life Renewed will stay a solo studio/internet project for the foreseeable future but will be an epicenter of the projects that I do perform in and display my other musical talents.

Attila To Release New Single “Cancelled” On Friday

Attila will be releasing a new single titled “Cancelled” on Friday (May 29). You can find a short teaser for that below:

Enfold Darkness Recording New Album

Enfold Darkness have started the recording process for their new album. In the below post, the band confirmed that they have been tracking guitars for the effort and that they will begin tracking drums in about 20 days.

Parkway Drive Writing New Album

Since Parkway Drive are unable to tour right now due to the coronavirus pandemic, the band have decided to begin the writing process for their new album. Winston McCall confirmed the news during an interview with Rock Sound.

McCall said the following:

“We’ve started writing, which is awesome. It’s not something that happens fast for us. Basically, our calendar is messed up. We were gonna take a whole bunch of time off next year to start writing anyway, and now our [touring plans for] this year [have] been wiped out. So, let’s just flip the years around — that kind of thing — so we’ve started writing now.

And I’m not sure that’s gonna mean that anything will be out sooner — I probably doubt it — but it definitely makes it where we’re [able to stay] active. Which is really, really cool — it’s a challenge, but it’s fun. It’s nice to know that there’s a lot of gas in the tank, which is really, really cool. At this initial stage, you always hope the passion is still there. You just never know.”

“When we write an album and we record an album, we really do put everything we have into one [project until there is] nothing left. We just hope it comes back. Because we always walk out, and it’s, like, ‘I can’t imagine ever writing another song [like that]. That’s all the ideas we have at this point in time.’ And you hope the spark comes back. And it’s been fun. It’s been fun because — lots of sparks.”

He also added:

“Generally, even when we do have time off to write music, we still have — especially with the way we operate — yeah, it’s writing time, but we’re also planning for the next three tours and we’re also working on production and we’re also working on management, and this and that, so there’s always another wheel turning.

This is literally a situation where it’s just, like, fucking clamps put on everything — we can’t move. The only thing you can move is your mind and creating music, and it’s been liberating to not have that other parts of your mind occupied. So it’s fun.”

[via Blabbermouth]