Sammy Hagar & The Circle Announce Summer Tour With George Thorogood & The Destroyers

Sammy Hagar & The Circle have announced a summer headlining tour. George Thorogood & The Destroyers will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

06/10 Bridgeport, CT – Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater
06/11 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
06/13 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
06/15 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center
06/16 Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
08/23 Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre
08/24 Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
08/26 Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/27 Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/30 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
09/01 Bend, OR – Hayden Homes Amphitheater
09/07 Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
09/09 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
09/10 Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre

Hagar commented:

“A tour this size has been a long time coming and it’s definitely going to be worth the wait. The Circle and I are super excited and ready to throw the party of the year with George Thorogood. We’re going to take the music and party to a whole new level — ‘Crazy Times’ is an understatement.”

Fear Factory’s Dino Cazares To Continue Playing Guitar For Soulfly On Upcoming U.S. Tour

Fear Factory’s Dino Cazares will be playing guitar for Soulfly once again on the band’s upcoming U.S. tour. That trek is scheduled to kick off next month.

Soulfly’s Max Cavalera commented:

“Soulfly would like to welcome back our brother/legend Dino Cazares to share the stage once again with us! Round One was amazing! The Tribe in other cities will now get the chance to see this epic lineup, playing classic trax and some surprises from our new record!”

Cazares added:

“I will reenter the riff vortex with the Soulfly Tribe! I look forward to rejoining Max and La Familia on their U.S. tour, destroying stages with an avalanche of classic anthems and brand new songs.”

Tour Dates:

With Short Fuse:

02/07 Las Vegas, NV – Rockstar Bar
02/08 Palmdale, CA – Transplants
02/09 Oxnard, CA – Oxnard PAC
02/10 Fresno, CA – Strummer’s
02/11 Santa Cruz, CA – Atrium
02/12 Reno, NV. – Virginia Street Brewhouse
02/14 Berkeley, CA – Cornerstone
02/15 Roseville, CA – Goldfield Trading Post
02/16 Eugene, OR – WOW Hall
02/17 Portland, OR – BossaNova Ballroom
02/18 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
02/19 Tacoma, WA – Fawcett Hall at Alma Mater
02/20 Spokane, WA – Big Dipper
02/21 Spokane, WA – Big Dipper

With 200 Stab Wounds:

02/23 Great Falls, MT – The Newberry
02/24 Billings, MT – Pub Station
02/25 Casper, WY – Gaslight Social
02/26 Greeley, CO – Moxi Theater (Soulfly only)
02/28 Fargo, ND – The Aquarium
03/01 Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
03/02 Milwaukee, WI – Miramar Theater
03/03 Hobart, IN – Hobart Theater
03/04 Lombard, IL – Brauer House
03/05 Cincinnati, OH – Riverfront Live
03/06 Nashville, TN – Basement East
03/08 Memphis, TN – Growler’s
03/09 Little Rock, TX – Little Rock Music Hall
03/10 Oklahoma City, OK – Whiskey Nights
03/11 Baton Rouge, LA – Chelsea’s

Soulfly:

03/12 Ft. Worth, TX – Rail Club
03/13 Shreveport, LA – The Sand Bar
03/15 Corpus Christi, TX – House of Rock
03/16 McAllen, TX – Cine El Rey Theatre
03/17 Laredo, TX – Cold Brew Rock Bar
03/19 Gallup, NM – The Juggernaut Music

Watch Måneskin Perform “Beggin'” & “I Wanna Be Your Slave” On “Saturday Night Live”

Last night (January 22), Måneskin served as the musical guests on “Saturday Night Live.” You can see footage of the band performing their cover of The Four Seasons’ “Beggin’” and their song “I Wanna Be Your Slave” on the show below:

Plague Years & Somnuri Announce March Co-Headlining Tour

Plague Years and Somnuri have announced a March co-headlining tour. Here’s the dates:

03/04 Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge
03/05 Minneapolis, MN – Eagles Club 34
03/06 Lawrence, KS – Bottleneck
03/07 Denver, CO – 7th Circle
03/08 Salt Lake City, UT – Loading Dock
03/10 Sacramento, CA – Den Of Sin
03/11 Oakland, CA – Golden Bull
03/12 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
03/13 Mesa, AZ – Underground
03/15 Houston, TX – White Swan
03/16 San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
03/17 Corpus Christi, TX – Boozers
03/19 New Orleans, LA – Sidneys Saloon
03/20 Atlanta, GA – Boggs
03/22 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
03/24 Brooklyn, NY – Kingsland

New Limited Edition Vinyl Pressings Of Nine Inch Nails’ “The Downward Spiral” & “Broken” To Be Released This Month

Interscope Records will be releasing new limited edition vinyl pressings of Nine Inch Nails’ “The Downward Spiral” and “Broken” later this month. The band commented:

“We’re honored to be part of Interscope Records’s 30th anniversary where the artwork from 2 of our albums have been reimagined by Richard Prince and Emily Mae Smith as limited-edition vinyl with signed, gallery-quality printed covers. Download the NTWRK app, and tune in on January 30 at 7pm PT for The Downward Spiral by Richard Prince, and January 31 at 6pm PT for Broken by Emily Mae Smith.”

Mastodon’s Brann Dailor Says He Tested Positive For COVID-19 After The Band’s Recent Tour With Opeth: “I Got Pretty Sick”

During a recent interview with Art Of Rock, Mastodon’s Brann Dailor revealed that he tested positive for COVID-19 shortly after the band’s U.S. tour with Opeth. The musician says that he was “sick for a couple of weeks.”

Dailor said the following:

“Right when I got home from tour, I had COVID — like the day I got home. I tested positive. I got pretty sick, actually. I was sick for a couple of weeks. I was down and out. But I guess the good news of it was it didn’t happen while we were on tour and it happened when I got home. So I was, like, ‘Oh, I’m sick.’ And I had the opportunity to be sick and I didn’t have to get on stage and play and stuff, which I’ve done with the flu many times; it’s one of the worst feelings ever, but you’ve gotta bring the music to the people. It doesn’t matter how you feel — do it.”

“Many times I’d be laying backstage, on one of the couches backstage, just feeling like death, thinking to myself, ‘I don’t know how I’m gonna pull this off,’ and then getting up there. I’ve had some of my best shows when I’ve been sick as a dog. So I don’t know what happens there. But something else takes over. Maybe a couple of NyQuils [cough, cold and flu medicine] and you’re feeling like you’re out of your mind and you get up there and just play the drums and your body takes over. I don’t recommend it.”

On another note, Dailor also revealed that Mastodon have another U.S. tour planned for this year:

“We will announce something soon. We’re just waiting for it to completely solidify and come all together. But, yeah, there’ll be some dates coming up soon.

It’s a strange world, isn’t it? It’s been a strange time. Nothing’s really stable right now, unfortunately. We kind of thought that, ‘Okay, we’re back. Everything’s back, right?’ But it’s, like, hold your horses, I guess. But I think that things are moving in the right direction. We should have a nice, big announcement soon for another tour in the States.”

[ via Blabbermouth]

Bloodywood Premiere “Aaj” Video

Bloodywood have premiered a new video for their new song “Aaj.” This track is from the band’s new album “Rakshak,” which will be released on February 18. The group said the following about the song:

“‘Aaj’ is a song about the moment in time when you realise you have the strength to do what you have to do to become who you want to become. We all have our demons, our reasons to be stuck in a rut of harmful patterns and our fears of trying something new. This track is meant to act as a spark to light a fire within the listener to overcome all of that, it’s about the fearless pursuit of the next level for as long as your heart continues to beat. It marks the first occasion where the band has combined the Indian flute with electronic elements as well as the usual dose of heavy riffs, diabolical growls and powerful rap verses.”

[via The Pit]

Drag Me Out Premiere “Bullets In My Teeth” Music Video

Drag Me Out, the band featuring Denis Stoff (ex-Make Me Famous, ex-Asking Alexandria), have premiered a new video for their new song “Bullets In My Teeth.” This track is from the group’s new album “Demons Away,” which will be released on May 6.

Stoff said the following about the new song:

“’B.I.M.T.’ not only marks our return to the heavy metal fray after splitting with our long time label Sumerian Records, but it is also a very personal song for me… Relationships of any kind, whether they be with your partner, band mates or with your fans- it is no easy task. It can make you or break you… when I wrote this song I was definitely breaking down. I hope it will help someone get back up like it did for me.”

He also added the following about the album:

“It is soaked in the paranormal vibes. Your spiritual journey begins here and now. Our main purpose is to shed the light on the things that really make you feel bad, anxious, weak or wrong. It is our call for you to face the pain and explore it at its energetic core as the truth lies deeper than it might seem. My demons truly showed me that they are in fact always standing somewhere in between my perception of life and the ultimate truth about our world.”

“Demons Away” Track Listing:

01. “Crystal Arms”
02. “With A Thunder We Rise”
03. “Blind & Blurred”
04. “Bullets In My Teeth”
05. “Cuz It‘s Meant To Be”
06. “I Swear I‘m Not OK”
07. “Hymn For The Wicked”
08. “Let Me In”
09. “My Mistakes”
10. “No Feelings”
11. “The Watch Of The Buried”
12. “Save My Life”

Sonata Arctica Share Music Video For “For The Sake Of Revenge” From “Acoustic Adventures – Volume One”

Sonata Arctica have premiered a new video for an acoustic version of their song “For The Sake Of Revenge.” This track is from the band’s new acoustic album, “Acoustic Adventures – Volume One,” which was released today (January 21). Henrik “Henkka” Klingenberg commented:

“”Originally recorded for Unia back in 2007, ‘For The Sake Of Revenge’ was a bit of an odd-ball — actually, the whole album was — nevertheless we somehow managed to look at this song in a different light and present the essence of it in a totally new way. It turned out so good that we even had to make a video for it. We were incredibly lucky to get to work with one of the most internationally acclaimed Finnish directors, Joonas Berghäll. With his handpicked dream team, he shot us out in the woods, on deserted roads and even under water, back here in our hometown, Kemi. We’re really happy with how this single and video turned out, enjoy!”