Islander Premiere “What Do You Gotta Lose?” Music Video

Islander have premiered a new video for their latest single “What Do You Gotta Lose?.” Frontman Mikey Carvajal said the following about the clip:

“Filming the music video for ‘What Do You Gotta Lose?’ was an exhausting experience – physically and emotionally. We filmed it in a small church building in Georgia. The air conditioners weren’t working, so every few shots we all had to walk outside to get some air. In the video, I play a version of myself where I come back to life at my own funeral. I’m there to remind everyone to “seize the day” (yes, that’s a ‘Dead Poets Society’ reference.) It was really important for us to approach the concept of death in a way that was relatable, while also finding a bit of joy in the celebration of life. I believe this world isn’t our ‘forever home.’ However, while we are here we need to do the next thing that is in front of us. This song is a plea for anyone thinking about suicide to hold on. It’s not always easy being alive, but it’s worth it. Joy comes in the morning.”

Frozen Soul Premiere “Arctic Stranglehold” Video

Frozen Soul have premiered a new video for their song “Arctic Stranglehold.” This track is from the band’s latest album “Crypt Of Ice.” Vocalist Chad Green commented:

“This song is our favorite off of Crypt Of Ice. Initially, we started out doing just a visual non-performance video for it. In the end, we thought that it deserved a lot more to really show the song. We went back to the drawing board with Tanner McCardle and our good friend Dave Gonzalez with Metal Dave Media and decided to shoot some DIY scenes ourselves to add into what Tanner had. All the performance scenes and death scenes were shot in our jam space. Tanner filmed some additional footage to add to that. After we got all of the new additions finished, Tanner reworked the original visuals that he filmed and edited it together with all the new footage. ‘Arctic Stranglehold’ came to life, or death! We put a lot of hard work into this video and are stoked for everyone to see it! COLD SCHOOL DEATH METAL FOREVER!”

[via Metal Injection]

Goregäng (The Absence, Etc.) To Release New EP “Long Live The Grime” In April

Goregäng (The Absence, etc.) will be releasing a new EP titled “Long Live The Grime” on April 30. You can find a teaser for that effort below:

“Long Live The Grime” Track Listing:

01. “Born. Slave. Death.”
02. “Pernicious Thief”
03. “Long Live The Grime”
04. “Farm The Mother”
05. “Electric Head Part 1 (The Agony)” (White Zombie cover)
06. “A Cavity In Reality” Intro (live)
07. “False Flags” (live)
08. “Plague Of Hammers” (live)
09. “Cathedral Of Chemicals” (live)

Taylor Nordberg commented:

“We are very excited about this next step in Goregäng’s story. We started this band with a goal to do everything in-house, to do it all ourselves. We ended up having the first full-length put out on Transcending Obscurity Records, which was a great release and we were stoked to be a part of their label, but we are excited to get back to doing it in-house.

We’ve come up with a pretty cool release for this EP, including a limited edition box set available with all sorts of goodies in it. We have tons of new music coming out soon, but for this EP it’s 4 new songs, a White Zombie cover, and 4 live tunes. Long Live The Grime!”

Former Misfits Singer Michale Graves Could Be A Witness In Upcoming Proud Boys Capitol Insurrection Trial

According to Reuters, ex-Misfits singer Michael Emanuel, aka Michale Graves, may serve as a defense witness in an upcoming trial for four leaders of the Proud Boys, the far-right, neo-fascist, white nationalist organization that was involved in the treasonous pro-Trump insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Emanuel, who is a member of the extremist group, claims that another member of the Proud Boys had asked him to perform at a private concert during the same time as the riot on January 6. That show never happened, but lawyers representing one of the defendants, Ethan “Rufio” Nordean, argued in a court filing that if the group were planning to “topple the government,” they wouldn’t have scheduled a concert for the same day. For his part, Emanuel said that he doesn’t think the Proud Boys were capable of planning an insurrection. He also added that him and his manager “ghosted” the other members of the group and got out of Washington D.C. as chaos erupted.

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The Devil Wears Prada Share Cryptic Teaser

The Devil Wears Prada have shared a cryptic video on their social media accounts. The clip is believed to be a teaser for a follow-up to the band’s “Zombie” EP. The effort, which appears to be called “Zombie II,” is rumored to be released on May 21.

Sonata Arctica Announce “Acoustic Adventures – Volume One” And European Tour

Sonata Arctica have announced that they will be releasing a new acoustic album titled “Acoustic Adventures – Volume One” in October 2021. Volume Two will follow in 2022. With this news, the band have also announced the dates for their “Acoustic Adventures MMXXI” tour with Eleine.

Vocalist Tony Kakko said the following about the upcoming albums:

“This acoustic form of Sonata Arctica has been slowly brewing for years. The first manifestation of it, besides the few acoustic versions of songs released throughout the years, was the “Acoustic Adventures Tour” in 2019, which proved to be a great success, sparking an idea to get these songs also recorded and out on an album. Or two albums, at least for starters. Our songs have always been based on beautiful melodies, which makes it very easy to transform and rearrange them perfectly into the acoustic form as well. I should mention that many of the songs work so well dressed in acoustic garments.”

“I hope you love these albums as much as we do. There are many, many songs we had to leave out of these ”Volume One” and ”Volume Two” albums, so nothing would please me more than adding few more volumes in the future. Looking forward to seeing you on tour again as soon as possible!”

Keyboardist Henrik “Henkka” Klingenberg also added the following about the tour:

“Since our ‘Talviyö’ world tour is more or less over, it’s time to look ahead for the next challenge, and since we’ve had so much fun with the acoustic stuff, we decided to make an album as well, and, of course, we will hit the road immediately after that to celebrate the release of it. As of now, we have managed to set up an extensive European tour, and we’re really looking forward to getting out there an play some music for all of you.”

Tour Dates:

10/21 Uppsala, SWE – Katalin
10/22 Östersund, SWE – Gamla Teatern
10/23 Trondheim, NOR – Byscenen
10/24 Oslo, NOR – Parkteatret
10/26 Gothenburg, SWE – Valand (Ordensalen)
10/27 Hamburg, GER – Fabrik
10/28 Tilburg, NET – 013
10/29 Bochum, GER – Matrix
10/30 Utrecht, NET – Pandora
11/01 London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall
11/03 Paris, FRA – Le Forum
11/04 Lyon, FRA -CCO
11/05 Barcelona, SPA – Salamandra
11/06 Bilbao, SPA- Santana 27
11/07 Madrid, SPA – Mon
11/09 Sevilla, SPA – Custom
11/10 Murcia, SPA – Garaje
11/11 Pamplona, SPA – Totem
11/12 Toulouse, FRA – Le Metronom
11/13 Nantes, FRA – Le Ferrailleur
11/14 Sint-Niklaas, BEL – De Casino
11/16 Nürnberg, GER – Hirsch
11/17 Pratteln, SWI – Z7
11/18 Milan, ITA – Live Club
11/19 Ljubljana, SLO – Orto Bar
11/21 Sofia, BUL – Music Jam
11/22 Bukarest, ROM – Quantic Club
11/23 Cluj-Napoca, ROM – FORM Space
11/25 Wien, AUT – Szene
11/26 Budapest, HUN – Akvarium
11/27 Zlin, CZE – Winter Masters of Rock
11/28 Warsaw, POL – Proxima
11/29 Berlin, GER – Columbia Theater
12/01 München, GER – Technikum
12/02 Köln, GER – Essigfabrik
12/03 Passau, GER – Zauberberg
12/04 Speyer, GER – Halle 101

Rollin’ Coffin (Vision Of Disorder, Etc.) Premiere New Song “Runaway”

Rollin’ Coffin, the new project featuring Tim Williams (Vision Of Disorder, ex-Bloodsimple), have premiered a new song titled “Runaway.“ You can check that out below. Williams commented:

“‘Runaway‘ is all about breaking away from what you have known, good and bad. To seek freedom without a sense of doubt or consequence. It’s about not being afraid to shed your skin and start again.”

“These songs are a stripped down version of myself, creatively, coming from an honest place. Sonically, I wanted to achieve a unique sound. A loose, almost dangerous, approach to a different chapter in my musical journey.”

[via Brooklyn Vegan]

Corey Taylor Says His New Film “Zombie Versus Ninja” Will Begin Shooting This Year

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) has confirmed that his new film “Zombie Versus Ninja” will begin shooting this year. As previously reported, the movie is one of five that the frontman recently wrote.

Taylor told Frightmare HQ the following::

“One of the things that I’ve always wanted to do is create a movie — write a movie and then see it from soup to nuts; from pre-pro to walking the red carpet. That’s been one of my biggest dreams. And I’ve had the opportunity to really be put in touch with some great producers. And I’m talking to potential directors right now, actually. It is going to shoot this year.”

He continued when asked if would be interested in directing the film himself:

“It’s not that I’m not interested; it’s that I know that’s not my forte. I’m honest enough with myself to realize that if I had wanted to be a director, I would have started learning a long time ago. And I know a lot of people with the kind of ego that they would step in and go, ‘Well, it’s mine. Blah blah blah.’ I’m not that guy. I want it to be good. I want [people] to enjoy what I’m making, because I wanna enjoy it too. And sometimes it’s the collaboration that creates something amazing.”

“You have to be flexible enough to realize, like, ‘I don’t have the chops to do this.’ However, that doesn’t mean there’s somebody out there that does. So, for me, as the writer and the producer, now I can find the right person to bring it to fruition and walk with them every step of the way as a collab. Let them do their thing, but also know that, in my mind, there’s this idea of what I want it to be. And it’s a gonzo horror comedy — it’s the kind of fucking movie that I’ve always loved, and it’s the kind of movie that I’ve always wanted to make. And if it goes off, man, it’s the beginning of something rad.”

“I don’t wanna make Oscar winners. I wanna make fun, crazy cult classics. That’s all I care about.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Iced Earth Guitarist Jon Schaffer’s Next Court Hearing Is Set For April 6

On April 6, Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer will be taking part in another court hearing related to his involvement in the treasonous pro-Trump insurrection at the US. Capitol. The hearing will include a video conference with Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell, who will be reviewing a motion regarding a pre-trial detention order. According to Blabbermouth, Howell signed an order “directing the government to provide, by Monday, April 5, 2021 at 12:00 PM, its response, if any, to defendant’s 11 Motion for Review of Detention Order, incorrectly labeled as a Motion to Amend Detention Order.”

This news comes after U.S. Magistrate Judge Zia Faruqui ordered Schaffer to remain in jail without bond until he goes to trial. The guitarist, who is currently being held at the Washington D.C. Jail, was not considered a flight risk, but Faruqui chose to keep him in custody without bail, saying that he could be a danger to the community. His decision was influenced in part by comments Schaffer made during a November 2020 Trump Rally, in which he said “if somebody wants to bring violence, I think there’s a lot of us here that are ready for it.”

After Schaffer was ordered to stay in custody, his attorney Marc Victor filed a “motion to amend detention order,” claiming that “the government failed to establish Mr. Schaffer’s dangerous to the community by clear and convincing evidence.” However, a U.S. magistrate judge filed an “order of detention pending trial” concluding that Schaffer “must be detained pending trial because the Government has proven by clear and convincing evidence that no condition or combination of conditions of release will reasonably assure the safety of any other person and the community.”

Before he was transported to Washington, D.C. by a U.S. marshal, Schaffer was being held at Marion County Jail in Indiana after being arrested on January 17. He made his first court appearance on January 18 and government lawyers asked a judge to deny him bail when he goes in front of the U.S. magistrate. If you missed it, here’s the initial statement that was issued by the FBI’s Indianapolis Field Office:

“Jon Schaffer, Columbus, IN, has been arrested in connection to Jan 6 incident at the U.S. Capitol. Schaffer faces 6 charges including engaging in an act of physical violence in a Capitol building. Schaffer was allegedly among rioters who sprayed Capitol police with ‘bear spray.’”

The U.S. Department Of Justice also released a “Statement Of Facts,” which includes surveillance camera photos of Schaffer holding bear spray. It also mentioned that he was wearing a “Lifetime Member” hat from the anti-government militia group Oath Keepers. However, the Indiana Oath Keepers have since issued a statement saying he wasn’t a member of their group.

Schaffer is currently facing the following charges:

1) Knowingly Entering or Remaining in any Restricted Building or Grounds Without Lawful Authority
2) Disrupting the Orderly Conduct of Government Business
3) Knowingly Engaging in an Act of Physical Violence Against any Person or Property in any Restricted Building or Grounds
4) Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building
5) Engaging in an Act of Physical Violence in a Capitol Building
6) Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building