Evanescence Premiere New Song “The Game Is Over”

Evanescence have premiered a new song titled “The Game Is Over.” This track will appear on the band’s upcoming album “The Bitter Truth.” Amy Lee commented:

“This song is about being sick of the facade. The disguises we wear for others to make them feel comfortable, the inside feelings being so different than what we show on the outside to fit within the boundaries of what’s socially acceptable, or what’s not going to make you unpleasant or too ‘weird’ to be around. ‘The Game Is Over” is a promise to myself and out loud that I’m going to be more of my real, inner self on the outside–not lock her up because she can’t be contained anymore. It’s also a prayer to become better, to not feel so messed up, locked up, and hurt inside.”

Chamber Fire Guitarist Mike Moynihan Following Sexual Assault Allegation

Chamber have parted ways with Mike Moynihan. The guitarist was fired after a woman accused him of sexual assault. The victim tweeted the following:

Chamber then responded by kicking Moynihan out of the group:

Moynihan also commented himself:

[via Lambgoat]

Max Cavalera Discusses Soulfly’s “Eye For An Eye” And Nailbomb’s “Wasting Away” In First Two “Max Trax” Episodes

Max Cavalera has launched a new video series called “Max Trax” in which he discusses the inspiration for various songs from his career. The first two episodes, which can be found below, focus on Soulfly’s “Eye For An Eye” and Nailbomb’s “Wasting Away.”

Emarosa Reportedly Dropped By Label & Management Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Bradley Walden

According to Lambgoat, Emarosa were dropped by Hopeless Records and Roc Nation after frontman Bradley Walden was accused of sexual misconduct with a minor. Those allegations were recently made via Twitter:

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Jaz Coleman (Killing Joke) Launches New Project Black & Red

Jaz Coleman (Killing Joke) has collaborated with Ondrej Smeykal on a new project called Black & Red. Their debut single, “On The Day The Earth Went Mad,” is available digitally and on 10-inch vinyl.

Coleman said the following about the project:

“The Black & Red project was born in Australia in 2010 when I set out to find the greatest virtuoso of the didgeridoo, only to find the maestro of the instrument resided in Prague where I lived. Upon my return to Czech Rep, I was introduced to Ondrej Smeykal. We ended up not just developing an ancient instrument but recording the Black & Red project (adding only Indian Harmonium) and an explosive duo was formed which could recreate the recording live perfectly. The funny thing is Black & Red only made sense after lockdown.”

He also added:

“A complex geometry was discovered in the shape of a dodecahedron linking major sacred sites around the world, which I considered appropriate considering the project’s development of the didgeridoo — a 20,000-year-old instrument used by the Australian aborigines to activate the earth grid (referred to as song lines). The aboriginal people were amongst the last cultures to follow the song lines and literally sang the power places alive up until 1944. Secondly, the project title perfectly encapsulated my personal homage to Pythagoras who did not hesitate to influence the mind and body in what he termed as ‘musical medicine’ (expounded on in detail in his seminal work ‘Music Of The Spheres’). Thus the hermetic tradition was adopted as a logical approach to the aforementioned challenge as it is most likely that the Pythagorean mystery school derived its knowledge of the healing power of music from the Egyptians who attributed the God-form Hermes (Thoth) as the founder of their art (the Egyptians confined their sacred songs to the seven primary sounds and planets, forbidding any other to be uttered in their temples).”

[via Blabbermouth]

Godsmack’s Music Publishing Catalog And Master Royalty Stream Acquired By Primary Wave Music Publishing

Primary Wave Music Publishing has officially acquired Godsmack’s music publishing catalog and master royalty stream. Frontman Sully Erna said the following about that:

“I can honestly say on behalf of myself and my boys in Godsmack, we couldn’t be happier at this stage in our career to have such an elite publishing company onboard team Godsmack. This goes much deeper for me than just money; these guys really care about the music and doing the right thing to keep it alive and bring the most visibility to the brand. Being the main songwriter for the band, these songs, are my life’s work, and I would NEVER put that in anyone’s hands unless I was 100% sure they were the right fit for us. And I believe Primary Wave is exactly where this music should be.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Volbeat To Stream 2016 Performance From 2016 Tinderbox Festival

Volbeat will be streaming their June 24, 2016 set at the Tinderbox festival in Odense, Denmark on July 1 at 10:00 a.m. ET. It will then remain on YouTube for one week only. Notably, this will be the first time that performance has been made available since airing on DR TV in Denmark in 2016.

Deafkids & Petbrick To Release New Collaborative Album “Deafbrick”

Deafkids and Petbrick (ex-Sepultura, etc.) have joined forces for a new collaborative album called “Deafbrick.“ The effort will be released on September 4 and a video for the first single “Força Bruta” can be found below:

“Deafbrick” Track Listing:

01. “Primeval I”
02. “Força Bruta”
03. “Sweat-Drenched Wreck”
04. “The Menace Of The Dark Polar Night”
05. “Máquina Obssessivo-Compulsiva”
06. “O Antropoceno”
07. “Mega-Ritual”
08. “Hyperkinetic Mass Disorder”
09. “Free Speech For The Dumb” (Discharge cover)
10. “Primeval II”

Petbrick’s Iggor Cavalera commented:

“We had so much fun doing the collab [at the Roadburn Festival] and there was a real chemistry between the five of us, so it seemed like a natural progression to actually get into a studio together and write a record.”

Deafkids added:

“It’s an honor for us to have taken part in this collaboration with Petbrick. When we had the opportunity, in the middle of a tour, to get together at Wayne‘s studio in London for two-and-a-half days to let the ideas flow, record things, and see what would happen, we couldn’t expect for a better result – a full album very rich on dynamics, sonic explorations, and unreached territories.

We were able to integrate ourselves in a way that doesn’t sound exactly like any of the bands alone, and this is very interesting in the sense of aesthetic and sonic freedom as it creates ramifications of the paths already taken, extending the steps of what has been and what is yet to come. To have the chance to co-create with Iggor and Wayne as musicians and producers – who are extremely kind, creative, open-minded guys with a long path of experience in music roads – was a very special process of sharing, hearing, and learning.

We also had Gordon from Terminal Cheesecake and Luminous Bodies and Matt from Casual Nun featured on two tracks, which was also amazing. We’re always very well received by these guys, bands and all these amazing people since our very first time in the UK, so it’s really nice to be extending this connection with this recording.”

The bands also discussed the project further over at The Quietus.

Metallica’s Robert Trujillo: “We’re Excited About Cultivating New Ideas”

Metallica’s Lars Ulrich previously revealed that the band have been working on new material remotely during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Now, during a recent appearance on “The Vinyl Guide,” Robert Trujillo discussed those sessions further, saying that the group are “excited about cultivating new ideas.”

Trujillo said the following:

“We communicate every week, which is really great, so we have our connection intact. And what we’ve started doing is basically just really concentrating on our home studios and being creative from our homes and navigating through ideas and building on new ideas. And that’s where we’re at right now. We’re excited about cultivating new ideas, to be honest. And everybody’s in a good headspace, for the most part, and that’s pretty much our focus now — let’s have fun with this. That’s part of the reason I got some updated recording gear and I’m putting ideas together and we’re checking kind of each other’s vibes out on new stuff. And that’s pretty much where we’re at. We haven’t talked about touring lately…

I’ll tell you, we just did nearly three years on the ‘Hardwired’ album, and, of course, Australia is one of my favorite places on the planet to go play, and South America as well, so we will get back down there. I’m not too worried about that — I know we will. Obviously, we’ve gotta get through this quarantine and all this stuff that’s happening with that. In the meantime, we’re creating, and I think that is really cool, ’cause sometimes it takes a while to get the band together and get four individuals who are living in different places in the same room. But it’s, like, ‘Hey, guess what? We don’t have to be in the same room right now.’ We can make music from our homes and work together and build stuff — and then we’ll get in that room together and we’ll bang the stuff out, but we’ll be 40 steps ahead.”

He went on to say that the band are “working towards” eventually entering a studio to record a new album:

“There’s no definite plan as to a release date. I mean, we’re just sort of now cultivating the terrain and getting kind of excited about it, to be honest. It’s kind of a cool thing that we’ve been able to start focusing on that, ’cause it’s new for us — we haven’t done it this way. I don’t think many people have done it this way. Everybody’s gotta kind of restructure their routines and their creative flow. And at some point, all this will transition into what it’s gonna transition into, and we’ll have live shows again. And I’m sure there’s gonna be a lot of new music coming, ’cause most musicians are writing new stuff right now, and that’s exciting to me.”

[via Blabbermouth]