Watch Eighteen Visions, Jesus Piece, Gouge Away, Etc. Members Cover Ink & Dagger’s “Road To Hell”

“Two Minutes To Late Night” host Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds has joined forces with Jay Webster (UnityTX), Keith Barney (Eighteen Visions), Aaron Heard (Jesus Piece, Nothing), and Tomas Cantwell (Gouge Away, Hesitation Wounds) for a cover of Ink & Dagger‘s “Road To Hell.“ You can check that out below:

Bullet For My Valentine Already Have “Six Tracks Ready To Go” For A Follow-Up To Their Self-Titled Album

During a recent appearance on the “Everblack Podcast,” Bullet For My Valentine frontman Matt Tuck discussed the band’s upcoming self-titled album (out November 5). Notably, he also mentioned that the band already have “another six tracks ready to go” for a follow-up.

Tuck said the following when asked about the heavier direction of the new self-titled record:

“It just was what it was. We just kind of hit upon this sound and this way of writing songs right now in our career which we couldn’t be happier with. I just feel like the last six albums in 15 years plus has just all been channeling to this. That’s how it sounds to me. It’s got everything that you would expect from BULLET but just on a completely different level. The melodies are stronger, the riffs are more intense, the drumming is ferocious, just the feel of the record as a whole is pretty intense. There are moments of calm, like ‘Can’t Escape The Waves’ and ‘Rainbow Veins’ and moments where you get a bit more melody for your buck. We’re just in a good place creatively and musically right now; it just keeps pouring out of us. We’ve got so much more stuff that’s not on the record that we can release post-record as well; [we’ve got] another six tracks ready to go. We’re just a songwriting machine right now. So it feels good, man.”

He continued when asked why they decided to make the album a self-titled affair:

“It just feels like the band is in a different place, man. It feels fresher and more energized than ever. After we’d recorded the record and lived with it, the management were, like, ‘It’s time, boys.’ We didn’t think about it, really, but it was suggested to us by a lot of people around us. They’re not emotionally involved in the writing and recording of it like the band; they just kind of hear it like you guys are hearing it, and they’re, like, ‘Fuck.’ It just feels like the time is right to really put the band’s name as a stamp on what we do and it just feels like the time is right. And I don’t feel like the record could be any better, and I don’t feel it could [better] represent where the band is and who it is right now in 2021.”

[via Blabbermouth]

New Skid Row Box Set “The Atlantic Years 1989-1996” To Be Released In December

A new limited edition Skid Row box set, titled “The Atlantic Years 1989-1996,” is set to be released on December 3. The effort, which can be pre-ordered on CD and vinyl, will feature: “Skid Row,” “Slave To The Grind,” “B-Side Ourselves,” “Subhuman Race,” and “Subhuman Beings On Tour!!.”

The Absence Part Ways With Bassist Mike Leon

The Absence have parted ways with Mike Leon. The bassist issued the following statement:

“My departure from The Absence is anything but amicable. To be perfectly honest I’m probably better off not wasting my time on a sinking ship. I’ve invested countless hours, money, and time away from my loved ones trying to work towards what I thought was a common goal with The Absence, but as it turns out I was wrong to think anyone in that band was on the same page. I’m going to continue to focus on my work with Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy, streaming on Twitch, and other upcoming music projects.”

Breaking In A Sequence (Ex-Korn, Etc.) Premiere New Song “Twine”

Breaking In A Sequence, the band featuring ex-Korn drummer David Silveria, have premiered a new song titled “Twine.“ The group commented:

“We released this strictly for our fans to have something new before the end of the year. This is just a taste of things to come for our new EP. Stay tuned…”

[via Blabbermouth]

Metallica Announce Rescheduled South American Tour With Greta Van Fleet

Metallica have officially rescheduled their South American tour with Greta Van Fleet. Here’s the new dates:

04/27 Santiago, CHL – Estadio Nacional
04/30 Buenos Aires, ARG – Campo Argentino de Polo
05/05 Porto Alegre, BRA – Estacionamento da Fiergs
05/07 Curitiba, BRA – Estadio Couto Pereira
05/10 Sao Paulo, BRA – Estadio do Morumbi
05/12 Belo Horizonte, BRA – Estadio do Mineirão