Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross Win Golden Globe Award For “Soul” Score

Nine Inch Nails‘ Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have won a Golden Globe Award in the “Best Original Score – Motion Picture” category for their work on the score for “Soul.” The duo collaborated on that piece with Jon Batiste.

Queen Launch New Mobile Rhythm Game

Queen have launched a new mobile rhythm game called “Queen: Rock Tour.” Fans can get that on Android and iOS devices HERE.

Here’s a description of the game:

“Become a rock legend with the first ever official Queen game on mobile. Hit the stage and perform with the entire band as you unleash your music talents to play thrilling guitar riffs, heart-pounding drum solos and much more. All you need to do is tap the tiles in time with the rhythm! Embark on a musical journey to rediscover the story of the world’s most iconic rock band. Play the greatest hits at historic venues, create your own stage performances with unique animations and legendary outfits, and collect exclusive images from the official archives of Queen!

GAME FEATURES

– Play your favorites tracks from over 20 official Queen songs from the greatest albums, including: Bohemian Rhapsody, Keep Yourself Alive, We Will Rock You, I Want to Break Free, We Are The Champions, and many more!*

– Challenge your music skills in this fun, addictive, and intuitive game. Whether you’re playing the guitar, drums, vocals or bass, just tap the tiles as they float by to create some of the most memorable music on mobile!

– Keep the rhythm going throughout the stage to chain together crazy combos and rack up an amazing game score as you play and complete the songs!

– Dazzle the audience with official outfits and customizable accessories you can unlock and pick out for each venue.

– Play your songs in one iconic venue after another, including the original stages at London, Tokyo, Houston, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janerio and many more.

– Unlock and collect fun music trivia facts and exclusive band images from the official Queen Archives.

Queen Rock Tour is free to play with 3 full tracks and 30 second playable levels of all other featured tracks, but if you wish you can enhance your experience and unlock all 20 full tracks for a one time in-app purchase of $2.99.”

Saint Agnes Premiere “Vampire” Music Video

Saint Agnes have premiered a new video for their new single “Vampire.” This song is the title track of the band’s new mini-album, which will be released on March 26. Vocalist Kitty A. Austen commented:

“‘Vampire’ is a hate-letter to the addictive, exciting, poisonous trap of social media. We grasp for immortality through our digital avatars; we present our beautiful, godlike, sanguine virtual selves whilst our imperfect shells shrink and cringe in the shadows. Self-loathing on repeat. ‘Vampire’ is alluring and bewitching pop music with a rotten soul. What better way to get the heretical Vampire in the front door than to dress her up in the right clothes? A sugar-coated pill. Welcome to the Live Forever club, but do you really want to live forever?”

Rammstein Recorded A New Album During Quarantine

During a recent interview with Motor.de, Rammstein keyboardist Christian “Flake” Lorenz revealed that the band finished recording a new album during quarantine. He said the following about that:

“The fact that we couldn’t perform live increased our creativity. We had more time to think of new things and less distraction. As a result, we recorded a record that we hadn’t planned on.”

Exhorder Working On New Album, Announce European Tour

Exhorder have officially started work on a new album. According to vocalist Kyle Thomas, the band are currently “in pre-production” for the effort.

Thomas said the following during an appearance on “The Dan Chan Show” [via Blabbermouth]:

“I’m writing at home. Marzi’s [Montazeri, guitar] writing at home. Jason [Viebrooks, bass] and Sasha [Horn, drums] are writing at home. They work together as well. So everybody’s kind of piecing everything together. We share the files, we make recommendations to each other and tweak it. We’re just throwing it to the wall and seeing what sticks. But so far, we’ve got some really, really good stuff [in the works].”

He then continued after being asked about release plans:

“If it’s not released this year, it will probably be released in 2022. But Marzi’s got probably close to 10 songs written on his own. Jason and Sasha put together about a half a dozen. Mostly what I do for EXHORDER songs is I write parts, and then I submit them, and then they might get used here and there. That’s how it always was done in the past. There are some parts of mine that made it onto the old albums. But most of what I write, when I’m writing, ends up being more like the FLOODGATE stuff. On occasion, when there’s something that I’ve written, they’ll use. I’m not that worried about it. I just want great songs handed to me so I can do what I do.

My biggest part, outside of writing vocals and lyrics, is the arrangement — helping to piece the song into the format that it needs to be in. And just the overall production side of it, especially vocally, I like having input on — what part here, the intro should be this…

EXHORDER’s always been a team effort; it’s never been one person writing all the music, one person writing all the vocals. It’s not like that at all. It’s always been a collaborative effort, and I think that’s what makes us so good at what we do — you get all those different flavors melding into one dish, and then it’s something special.”

Thomas also added the following when asked if it feels “strange” for him to be the only founding member of the band:

“At this point, I’ve jammed with so many people over the years — so many different lineups for this and that, fill-ins and all this stuff. To me, it doesn’t really matter as much who’s there, as long as the material that’s being played is being played within the spirit of that band in particular. And the stuff that we’re writing now, it’s amazing. I play it for a lot of people that are my confidants, people love the band, and they’re gonna shoot me straight. And the new stuff that we’re working on, everybody’s, like, ‘Wow. It sounds like EXHORDER to me.'”

In other news, Exhorder have also announced a European tour with Gama Bomb, Evil Invaders, and Chronosphere:

09/17 Kortrijk, BEL – De Kreun (no Evil Invaders)
09/18 Essen, GER – Turock
09/19 Mannheim, GER – 7er Club
09/20 Paris, FRA – Le Petit Bain
09/21 Aschaffenburg, GER – Colos-Saal
09/22 Aarau, SWI – Kiff
09/23 Stuttgart, GER – Im Wizemann Club
09/24 Geiselwind, GER – Music Hall
09/25 Glauchau, GER – Alte Spinnerei
09/26 Eindhoven, NET – Dynamo
09/27 Hamburg, GER – Bahnhof Pauli
09/28 Berlin, GER – Hole 44
09/29 Poznan, POL – U Bazyla
09/30 Wroclaw, POL – Pralnia
10/01 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra
10/02 Munich, GER – Backstage Halle
10/03 Lindau, GER – Club Vaudeville

The Mars Volta’s 2002 EP “Tremulant” Is Now Available On Streaming Services

The Mars Volta‘s 2002 EP “Tremulant” is now available via digital outlets. The effort was able to receive a digital release thanks to a new partnership between Wise Music Group and Clouds Hill Group.

[via The PRP]

Rody Walker (Protest The Hero) Releases New Solo EP “Sharks Fly”

Protest The Hero frontman Rody Walker has released a new solo EP titled “Sharks Fly.“ The effort, which can be streamed below, features the following tracks:

01. “Sharks Fly”
02. “Hey Stephen King”
03. “Summer ’06”

Lacuna Coil Stood In Silence During Recent Livestream To Raise Awareness For Struggling Venues Amid The Coronavirus Pandemic

Lacuna Coil were among the artists who took part in the recent ”L’Ultimoe Concerto?” livestream and many fans tuned in thinking they were about to see a live show. However, the band ended up just standing there in silence in an effort to raise awareness for venues in Italy, which, like many venues around the world, have continued to struggle amid the pandemic.

Lacuna Coil commented:

“For those watching from all over the world, we’re sorry you guys didn’t get to see the show you were expecting. We just stood in silence, showing our support to the live club scene. Unfortunately, live clubs in Italy and the rest of the world have been closed for a year now, and there’s no sign of re-opening anytime soon. We believe they should get the right attention and recognition, because that is what they deserve: to be considered as cultural spaces. Hopefully, this initiative will bring their uncertain situation to everybody’s attention”

They also added:

“You were expecting to see a live show while we just stood in silence. It’s not a bad joke. This is the situation of live clubs in Italy. Places where we got to meet man of you. It is with this bitter taste in our mouths that we’re asking for your support for them. A live show with no music is not a live show. A silent live club is not a live club. Thanks for being part of this, for your support, and for being there in this very moment which will hopefully be a turning point. From now on, we just want to talk about the next live show. Thank you!”

Frontwoman Cristina Scabbia also further discussed the livestream in the below video:

Watch The Network Perform “Threat Level Midnight” On “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”

The Network, the masked band who are “definitely not Green Day,” performed their song “Threat Level Midnight” on last night’s (February 27) episode of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” That track is from the group’s latest album “Money Money 2020 Part II: We Told Ya So!.”