Inge Ginsberg, 99-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor & Death Metal Singer, Passes Away

Inge Ginsberg, the 99-year-old Holocaust survivor who spent her final years performing in the death metal band Inge & The TritoneKings, has sadly passed away. Her bandmate Pedro da Silva confirmed the news to The New York Times, saying that she died of heart failure. Ginsberg lived an incredible life that saw her escape the Nazis during World War II and help pass messages between Italian resistance fighters and the American O.S.S. She also worked as a songwriter, journalist, and more. You can watch a past documentary on Ginsberg and a past music video below:

Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello Seeks Help To Get Female Guitar Students Out Of Afghanistan

Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello is currently seeking help to get young female musicians from Girl With A Guitar out of Afghanistan. The guitarist penned an open letter to the music industry asking for assistance and guitar teacher Lanny Cordola has since shared it with Billboard.

Morello said the following:

“I’m writing on behalf of some very special girls in Afghanistan who are in grave danger. [Girl With A Guitar] takes in street orphans and other girls that have endured significant trauma and uses music as a rehabilitation tool and means of working through their problems, their histories, and their hopes.

I’ve had the honor of collaborating with these wonderful kids. Since the Taliban takeover their school has been destroyed and the girls are in hiding. They are at extreme risk because they are widely known to have performed Western music and have been educated by a male American teacher. Anything you could do to help save their lives would be much appreciated.”

Cordola, who is currently trying to get 12 of the students and their families out of Kabul, added:

“We’re trying to investigate if getting them to the Pakistan border is a possibility. We’ve been talking to a lot of different people, rescue organizations. We need to get them out of Afghanistan to start a new life somewhere.”

KISS Reschedule Australian Tour For Spring 2022

KISS have postponed their Australian tour due to restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The trek is now scheduled for spring 2022:

03/19 Melbourne, AUS – Rod Laver Arena
03/20 Melbourne, AUS – Rod Laver Arena
03/22 Melbourne, AUS – Rod Laver Arena
03/26 Perth, AUS – RAC Arena
03/29 Adelaide, AUS – Entertainment Centre
04/01 Sydney, AUS – Qudos Bank Arena
04/02 Sydney, AUS – Qudos Bank Arena
04/06 Brisbane, AUS – Entertainment Centre
04/09 Townsville, AUS – Old Country Bank Stadium

Metallica Share Early Version Of “My Friend Of Misery” Along With Kamasi Washington’s Cover Of The Song

As previously reported, Metallica will be releasing a 30th anniversary expanded edition of “The Black Album” and a massive tribute album called “The Metallica Blacklist“ on September 10. Now, the group have shared some more tracks from both releases. Among them are ex-bassist Jason Newsted’s early “riff tapes” version of “My Friend Of Misery” from the expanded version of the album and Kamasi Washington’s cover of the same song from “The Metallica Blacklist.”

Drowningman & mewithoutYou Drop Off 2021 Furnace Fest, Deafheaven & Microwave Added

Drowningman and mewithoutYou have dropped off the 2021 Furnace Fest. With this news, it has also been revealed that Deafheaven and Microwave have been added to the lineup. The festival is currently scheduled to take place at the Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham, AL on September 24-26.

Here’s the updated daily lineups:

September 24: Underoath, As Cities Burn, Astronoid, Cave In, Converge, Defeater, Eighteen Visions, Emery, END, Every Time I Die, Few Left Standing, From Autumn To Ashes, Gideon, Haste, If I Die First, Luxury, MR. ENC, Narcissus, Reclaim The Empyre, Rivals, SeeYouSpaceCowboy, Silent Planet, Stavesacre, Terminal, Terror, Thursday, Unwed Sailor, Walls Of Jericho, With Honor, and Zao.

September 25: Taking Back Sunday, All Get Out, Anberlin, The Appleseed Cast, The Beautiful Mistake, Beloved, Better Off, The Bled, Bloodjinn, Cartel, Codeseven, The Darling Fire, Deafheaven, Evergreen Terrace, For The Best, Further Seems Forever, He Is Legend, Hopesfall, Jeremy Enigk, Life In Your Way, Living Sacrifice, Mae, Mayday Parade, Mineral, Misery Signals, Nominee, Poison The Well, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, Shai Hulud, Stretch Arm Strong, and Touché Amoré.

September 26: Killswitch Engage, Andrew W.K., August Burns Red, Bad Cop Bad Cop, Be Well, Boysetsfire, Bury Your Dead, The Casket Lottery, Comeback Kid, Copeland, Counterparts, Darkest Hour, ERRA, Face To Face, Fit For A King, The Get Up Kids, Holy + Gold, Hot Water Music, The Judas Cradle, The Juliana Theory, Knocked Loose, Love Is Red, Meadows, Microwave, Motionless In White, Piebald, Showbread, Turnstile, and Unearth.

Undeath Stream New Song “Diemented Dissection”

Undeath are streaming a new song titled “Diemented Dissection.” The track will be available as a flexi disc in the new issue of Decibel Magazine. The band commented:

“We wrote and recorded ‘Diemented Dissection‘ specifically for the Decibel Flexi Series. It’s easily one of our fastest songs and it’s a total barnburner the whole damn time. Hope you dig it! Destroy your whole living room to this shit.”

Black Crown Initiate Cancel Fall Tour With Inferi & Arkaik

Black Crown Initiate have cancelled their fall tour with Inferi and Arkaik. The band commented:

“We’re sorry all. We understand and feel that disappointment hard. We commend the bands that are out there touring and giving it a go. Make sure to support them if you can in this unprecedented and uncertain time. For us and our position, we stood to lose too much if the tour were to get shut down, and it would’ve taken very little for that to happen, which became increasingly apparent. So for the sake of the band’s survival, and having survived enough ordeals already as a band, we had to make the call. We hope everyone understands and to see you sooner than later. Live music is everything to us. We assure you that this decision wasn’t come upon lightly. Refunds are available at point of purchase.”

Quicksand Recruit Guitarist Stephen Brodsky (Cave In) For Upcoming Tour

Quicksand have officially confirmed that Stephen Brodsky (Cave In, Mutoid Man) will be playing guitar for them on their upcoming tour. Brodsky tweeted the following about that:

The band also commented:

Wristmeetrazor Announce New Dates With Vatican & Omerta

Wristmeetrazor have announced a late fall tour with Vatican and Omerta. Here’s the dates:

11/22 Albany, NY – Empire Underground (no Omerta)
12/06 Boise, ID – The Corral (no Omerta)
12/14 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill
12/16 Dallas, TX – Tree Links
12/17 San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
12/18 Houston, TX – Secret Group