Tomahawk (Faith No More, The Jesus Lizard, Etc.) Premiere New Song “Dog Eat Dog”

Tomahawk, the band featuring Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle), Duane Denison (The Jesus Lizard), Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle), and John Stanier (Battles, ex-Helmet), have premiered a new song titled “Dog Eat Dog.” This track is from their new album “Tonic Immobility,” which will be released on March 26.

GoFundMe Launched For 3TEETH Drummer Nick Rossi Following Recent Theft

Thieves recently broke into 3TEETH drummer Nick Rossi’s car and made off with his laptops, hard drives, in-ear monitors, passport, midi keyboard, GoPro cameras and more. You can help him out by donating via GoFundMe.

Rossi commented:

“On Saturday February 20th, my backpack was stolen from my car. Anyone who knows me, knows this backpack contains my whole life in it. My backpack holds everything I need to keep my world spinning: two laptops I use to keep what little income I have left coming in via drum lessons and audio visual work, as well as all of my music production equipment, software, and programs. Also gone are my in-ear monitors, headphones, 3 GoPro cameras, passport, midi keyboard, several hard drives, notebooks full of ideas, plans, song charts, aspirations, inspirations…gone. My stomach still twists into knots at the feeling of this thief violating my space and belongings.

In an instant I felt the last connection I had left to my career had been severed. Being a musician whose primary role in the music industry is live performances and touring, I was already working extremely hard to remain active behind the scenes in new roles while my livelihood suffered the standstill, and intense uncertainty brought on by COVID-19. This theft was salt in an already gaping wound. It added severe insult to injury. It was a swift, malicious kick while I was already down.

I filed a police report with the LAPD, though they all but assured me the backpack was gone for good. I also hit a wall with insurance that ruled out filing a claim. I spent Monday evening listing out what I had lost and adding up the cost to replace it all. When I finished my stomach sank as I looked at a figure approaching $5,000.

Exhausting every other resource, I have created this campaign to humbly ask for your help. 100% of proceeds go directly to helping me replace what was stolen in the shortest amount of time so I can get back to work. I know times are tough for many of us right now, so please do not feel any obligation to me. Please only consider supporting me if you can afford to do so.”

[via The PRP]

Fear Factory’s “Mechanize” & “The Industrialist” Are Now On Streaming Services

Fear Factory’s “Mechanize” and “The Industrialist” are officially back on streaming services. Dino Cazares recently confirmed the news on Twitter. However, since the guitarist doesn’t own the rights to “Archetype” and “Transgression,” those records are still unavailable to stream.

Avenged Sevenfold’s M. Shadows On New Album Progress: “We Have Pretty Much 70 Percent Of The Record Done”

During a recent interview with Minneapolis’ 93X, M. Shadows offered an update on the new Avenged Sevenfold album. According to him, the band are about 70% done with the effort.

Shadows said the following:

“We’re working on stuff. We have pretty much 70 percent of the record done. We have some things we can’t finish right now ’cause of COVID — string players, et cetera. We know Andy [Wallace, AVENGED SEVENFOLD’s longtime mixer] doesn’t wanna travel, or his management doesn’t want him to travel because of COVID. So there’s just a lot of things going on.”

He also added the following when asked about release plans:

“It doesn’t make sense for us right now to put out a record and not be able to tour it. The world has changed. Putting out a record on Spotify without touring for a rock band, it just doesn’t make sense to us. So we’re gonna wait till everything is back, then we’ll come out with the record, finish it up, and all will be good.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Behemoth’s Nergal Discusses His Decision To Appeal His Blasphemy Conviction

As previously reported, Behemoth’s Adam “Nergal” Darski recently appealed after being convicted of “offending religious feelings” in Poland. Since he pleaded not guilty, the case is now set to go to trial. Darski has further discussed that decision with The Irish Times saying that if he got a criminal charge on his record it would make it hard for him to tour internationally.

Darski said the following:

“I don’t think the public know the details of the level of harassment I have been through. It is getting monstrous, and it is a growing tide of censorship and harassment. Every few weeks I have to check myself in at the police and go for different hearings and spend a fortune on lawyers with all the costs around court cases.

I am being the perfect target. The Polish authorities just pick on me. It is not a secret that a prosecution officer has me as his favourite scapegoat. He follows my Instagram account. Can you imagine that? It’s insane and absolutely unprecedented.”

“I am being made a criminal for posting a fucking photograph on Instagram. In Ireland you have been through all this before, but now you are a secular state. Now I give Ireland as an example of what Poland should follow in order to evolve.”

He also added:

“We are going backwards in time, more backward thinking. It is a violation of the most basic human laws. It is not just me. There are different artists being harassed by police and self-proclaimed censors. They forget that Poland is still a pluralisatic country. It is not a Catholic or a totalitarian state. We are a democratic and pluralistic democracy, which means we can say what we want about other religions. The authorities are trying to censor us and shut us down.”

“We can’t be part of the European Union if we are upholding different standards. We have a blasphemy law, and we are the only country in Europe that still holds to that law – and that is insane. That is an excuse for all of those people, all those opportunists. I must win, because we can’t see my case becoming a precedent. People like myself need to be protected to freely express themselves.”

This news comes after Darski launched an “Ordo Blasfemia” crowdfunding campaign to help artists fight back against Poland’s anti-blasphemy laws.

Watch Pro-Shot Footage Of Aerosmith And ZZ Top Members Performing Fleetwood Mac’s “Rattlesnake Shake”

Pro-shot footage of Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, and more performing a cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Rattlesnake Shake” can be seen below. The live video was recorded during a tribute show for Fleetwood Mac co-founder Peter Green on February 25, 2020 at the London Palladium. The full concert, which took place several months before Green’s death, was originally supposed to be screened in UK theaters next month, but it will now arrive on video-on-demand in April, before being released on Blu-ray, CD, and vinyl on April 30.

Hollow Front Premiere New Video For “Falling Apart” Featuring Fit For A King’s Ryan Kirby

Hollow Front have released a new version of “Falling Apart” featuring Fit For A King’s Ryan Kirby. The updated take on the track is available on the vinyl reissue of the band’s latest album “Loose Threads.”

Vocalist Tyler Tate commented:

“It’s an extremely dark song about my views of the world we live in today. From where I’ve been standing, especially during/after 2020, it’s become impossible to see the light at the end of the tunnel when you’re constantly surrounded by the negativity our world has been seemingly plagued with.

In reference to the title, I think the fabric of humanity is falling apart, ravaged by greed, disease, and an utter lack of empathy for our fellow man. We’re a complicated species, with all the capabilities to create a peaceful and harmonious world, but instead we use our powers to destroy and divide… and while my views of the world may be morose, I don’t have much “faith” in humanity doing the right thing. While I truly hope it happens, I won’t be holding my breath.”

Tate also added the following about working with Kirby:

“We’ve been working together for over two years now and without Ryan we definitely wouldn’t be where we are today. Having him hop on ‘Falling Apart‘ to guest feature for this re-release of the song was a real treat for us. Everyone in the band have been huge fans of FFAK, and a lot of HF’s original sound came from being inspired by Kirby and his band’s work. It feels like it’s come full circle in a way and we couldn’t be more proud to have someone like Ryan in our corner.”

In other news, Hollow Front are also recording a new album at Atrium Audio.