Foo Fighters Premiere New Song “No Son Of Mine”

Foo Fighters have premiered a new song titled “No Son Of Mine.” This track is from the band’s new album “Medicine At Midnight,” which will be released on February 5. Frontman Dave Grohl commented:

“This is the kind of song that just resides in all of us and if it makes sense at the time, we let it out. Lyrically, it’s meant to poke at the hypocrisy of self righteous leaders, people that are guilty of committing the crimes they’re supposedly against…”

Lajon Witherspoon (Sevendust) Releases Cover Of Jacob Banks’ “Chainsmoking”

Lajon Witherspoon (Sevendust) has released a cover of Jacob Banks’ “Chainsmoking.” The frontman commented:

“This cover of Jacob Banks’s “Chainsmoking” is a teaser track for what I have coming up with my solo project. The song features Sahaj Ticotin who is making all the sounds behind the vocals with no instruments. I’m very excited to finally get something out that shows a bit of the direction I’m heading in. Please hit the subscribe button so you know when new stuff comes out and thank you for checking it out!!”

Fleshgod Apocalypse Release Cover Of Eiffel 65’s “Blue (Da Ba Dee)”

Fleshgod Apocalypse have released a cover of Eiffel 65’s “Blue (Da Ba Dee).” A lyric video for the track, which has been retitled “Blue (Turns To Red),” can be found below. Frontman Francesco Paoli commented:

“After the amazing response over our latest single “No,” we wanted to release something that could make the end of this shitty 2020 a bit funnier for everyone. That’s why we took a popular dance track from the 90s and made it the heaviest, angriest, bloodiest party song ever. We’re ready to blast your ears again in 2021, stay tuned!”

Mike Shinoda Teams Up With blackbear And theultravisitor For New Song “I’m Still Fucking Here”

Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) has joined forces with blackbear and theultravisitor for a new song titled “I’m Still Fucking Here.” You can stream that below:

KISS’ New Year’s Eve Streaming Event Breaks Guinness World Records For Highest Flame Projection & Most Flame Projections In A Music Concert

KISS’ New Year’s Eve streaming event at the Atlantis Hotel in Dubai has broke Guinness world records for highest flame projection and most flame projections launched simultaneously at a music concert. The band revealed the news on Twitter. Tickets to view the aforementioned stream can be found HERE and some footage from the pre-show can be found below.

Visceral Collapse (Venomous Concept) Release “Knowle Road”

Venomous Concept’s Shane Embury (Napalm Death), Kevin Sharp (ex-Brutal Truth), and John Cooke (Napalm Death) have launched a new side project called Visceral Collapse. You can find their new release, “Knowle Road,” on Bandcamp.

Sharp commented:

“Shane and I got to talking about records we wanted to do — I guess the older you get, the more curious you become. Records we only talked of doing but never got around to, but then COVID came and gave us two things: crisis and time on our hands. I sort of feel I have created deconstructed music in multitudes of methodology and melody might be an unexplored extreme.

So Shane wrote some songs for the next Venomous Concept album; more uptempo high-paced rock ‘n’ roll punk mixed in with a Hüsker Dü melodic ’80s hardcore punk feel. It goes this way then that way and an album forms. Anyway, you will hear more about that album next year once we roll into 2021!

The idea was for me to fly to Birmingham/Cambridge and record for my birthday back in September. I arrived three days early to work on last-minute ideas for the record we had written.

Not being capable of following a plan, we went in and immediately recorded an emotional avalanche titled Knowle Rd. This may not be for everyone. That said, this record was Johnny, Shane and myself, so in an effort to direct the ear, we are using a different acronym for this VC record: This part of our hard drive will be called Visceral Collapse, which, if you think about it, defines 2020. If in the future “Venomous Concepts” exceed perceived content, we will probably come up with another acronym… but Ook will always be VC!

So if you enjoy placing your head in an oven, I encourage you to get in your special place. and set your head to broil. Knowle Rd is the 2020 lease-breaker everyone felt this year.”

BABYMETAL To Play 10 Shows At Tokyo’s Nippon Budokan, First Six Dates Announced

BABYMETAL will be celebrating their 10th anniversary with 10 shows at Nippon Budokan in Tokyo, Japan. The first six dates have already been announced and can be found below:

01/19 Tokyo, Japan – Nippon Budokan
01/20 Tokyo, Japan – Nippon Budokan
02/16 Tokyo, Japan – Nippon Budokan
02/17 Tokyo, Japan – Nippon Budokan
02/19 Tokyo, Japan – Nippon Budokan
02/20 Tokyo, Japan – Nippon Budokan

Moametal told Billboard the following:

“I consider the Budokan shows as the period we properly display everything we’ve gained in our journey over the past 10 years, and our gratitude to everyone who encountered us along the way.”

Cynic To Release New Album In 2021, Planning Virtual Memorial For Sean Reinert And Sean Malone

Cynic’s Paul Masvidal has revealed that the band are planning to release a new album in 2021. On top of that, the group are also planning a virtual memorial for ex-drummer Sean Reinert and bassist Sean Malone, who both passed away this year.

Masvidal said the following:

“Having lived through the loss of my two Cynic lifelong musical bandmates/friends in 2020, I’ve become intimate with the energy of grief. One thing in particular is experientially clear to me now:

We are all living in a kaleidoscopic process of change. A constant flow.

Sometimes we shift a little, and blue is dominant, we shift again and pink is dominant. Our identities are like that. There is no free standing self. We are a flow of awareness that rests on the body. We are awareness itself.

When I first heard the news about Malone‘s death earlier this month, I went from being actively engaged in a creative process to feeling like I was suddenly up to my neck in quicksand. I was unable to play my guitar for weeks, and found myself expending whatever energy I had cleaning and organizing my home. Grief is the most powerful experience; it wipes everything else away.

Thank you for the support and comfort I’ve received. I’m reminded through your messages, that we’re all in this together and that the Cynic family has endured through a lifetime of kaleidoscopic change. A new record will see the light of day in the new year, along with a plan to organize a virtual musical memorial/celebration of Malone and Reinert.

I know this has been a turbulent year for everyone. Loving and kind New Years wishes to you all. May you have peace of mind, freedom from fear, may you have everything you need; love, shelter, food, and good health.”

Mille Petrozza Says Kreator Have “15 Songs And Counting” For Their New Album

Kreator’s Mille Petrozza has taken to social media to reflect on 2020. Notably, he also mentioned that the band currently have “15 songs and counting” for their next album.

Petrozza said the following:

“Ok, let’s wrap up 2020.

Maybe one of the most productive years for me. I have 15 songs and counting for the next @kreatorofficial! We released our live album “ London Apocalypticon”, plus the new single” 666- World Divided” earlier this year. Apart from this, my personal highlight was connecting with old and new friends on a deeper level. Something touring doesn’t allow me to do sometimes, since I am always somewhere.

I got to read tons of cool books, discovered amazing new music and watched some great movies. Most importantly, I stayed healthy, and I hope you did too!

Ok, sometimes I was bored, so see my top 10 playlist in the comment section. What’s yours?

What were your highlights and lowlights in 2020?

See you in 21! The new year will be spectacular! I can feel it.”