Corey Taylor (Slipknot) To Record New Solo Album In Early 2023

During a recent appearance on SiriusXM’s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk,” Slipknot’s Corey Taylor offered an update on his new solo album. The frontman says he plans to record the effort in January and February 2023.

Taylor said the following:

“We’re gonna go in and bang it out and get it ready. And then once I’m done touring with Slipknot, I’m gonna throw together a really rad, ‘rock is back’ kind of tour for the solo stuff and start bringing out some of the younger — maybe not even some of the younger rock bands, but just some of the bands that don’t get the chance or just don’t get the looks that are afforded to either pop bands and hip-hop bands or people like me who are kind of grandfathered in. So I’m gonna try and really kind of fly the rock flag and give some opportunities to some of the younger bands and maybe even just the mid-level bands that just haven’t had a shot. ‘Cause there’s so many great bands out there.”

He also added:

“It’s about 15 songs and it’s one of those cool things where some of it’s older stuff that I’ve written over the years. There’s actually a couple of songs that some of the fans know because I debuted them live when I was doing the JBKB thing. So there’s a song like ‘Beyond‘ and a song like ‘Breath Of Fresh Smoke‘ — both of those songs are getting recorded and released finally after… God, how many goddamn years would it be? Probably about 14 years, 16 years.

But then a bunch of newer stuff. And there’s definitely a darker edge to it. It’s still very melodic, but I’m definitely starting to kind of bring together the things that I’m known for. And it’s less an homage of the stuff that I grew up on and more of what people are used to hearing from me — but still a solo album. So there’s still great rock and roll on it. There’s some heavier stuff, but there’s some really great slower stuff. It’s gonna be really rad.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Hoobastank Share Trailer For Upcoming Docuseries On Their Self-Titled Album

Hoobastank will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of their self-titled debut album with a new docuseries. You can find a trailer for that below. The band commented:

“In 2001 we recorded our debut studio album Hoobastank… and we documented that process! To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the album, we made a seven-part series about the making of the album including tons of never before seen footage alongside some current interviews with the band and producer. Subscribe to our Channel now to be one of the first to see ‘The Hoobastank 20th Anniversary’…Episode 1 coming next week.”

James Michael Says He “Would Really Love” To Do A New Sixx:A.M. Album

During a recent appearance on “The Chuck Shute Podcast,” James Michael offered an update on Sixx:A.M. The singer says the band are still on hiatus, but if they did decide to do a new album he “would really love that.”

Michael said the following:

“We’re on hiatus. We don’t have any plans right now. I’m communicating quite regularly with both Nikki [Sixx] and DJ [Ashba]. And we all have some other creative projects that we are doing together, or will do together.

I don’t know if SIXX:A.M. will do another record. I think I would really love that if we did, and to be honest with you, I think probably Nikki and DJ feel the same. So we’ll just have to see. It’s certainly not off the table. But it just depends on where we’re at in our lives and if we feel that it’s something to pursue.”

He also added:

“I’m gonna be releasing some music in September. I’ve been back in the studio recording. And it’s really cool stuff. If you’re a SIXX:A.M. fan, I think you’re gonna really like this. It doesn’t sound like SIXX:A.M. necessarily, but these songs could absolutely have been SIXX:A.M. songs. So I’m getting really excited about putting out this music. And I think mid-September I’m gonna release the first song. … I’m just having a blast with it. And I really have no expectations for it other than I wanna start putting out music for the fans again because it’s been a long time and we’ve had a lot of people asking about SIXX:A.M. And while this won’t be SIXX:A.M., I definitely think it’s gonna be something that SIXX:A.M. fans really respond to.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Edsel Dope: “The Last Thing That I’m Ever Interested In Seeing Is Edsel Dope Being The Vocalist Of Static-X”

During a recent interview with Audio Ink Radio, Dope’s Edsel Dope discussed the all but confirmed “rumors” suggesting that he is Static-X’s mysterious frontman “Xer0.” He says “the last thing that [he is] ever interested in seeing is Edsel Dope being the vocalist of Static-X.”

Dope said the following:

“This is a fun question, and I can answer it for you like this. I would say that I’m certainly involved with Static-X. I produced the record and I’m in the process of producing another one for them right now. I kind of like to consider myself to be the creative director for Static-X, because there was a big void left by Wayne [Static], and somebody sort of needed to step in that has that sort of capability.

But as far as who’s singing for Static-X under the mask, I think that it’s important for me or for us to say that the goal was that for there always to only ever be one living, breathing singer of Static-X, and that’s Wayne Static. And as long as we don’t put another face to Static-X, then Wayne will always be the face of Static-X, and I think that that is ultimately the goal.”

He also added:

“The idea was to create an entity, for lack of better words, a masked entity that could allow Static-X to live on and to go out and perform while keeping the focus on the three guys that helped start the band with Wayne and somebody there to represent Wayne as opposed to replace Wayne. So, I’m definitely involved with Static-X. They’re my friends, and I’m here for them. But the last thing that I’m ever interested in seeing is Edsel Dope being the vocalist of Static-X. That’s not something I’d be interested in being. So, Edsel Dope is not the singer of Static-X.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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Anthrax Cancel Mainland European Dates, UK Shows To Continue As Planned

Anthrax have cancelled their fall European dates. Despite this, the band’s UK shows with Municipal Waste and Sworn Enemy will continue as planned. Anthrax commented:

“Sadly due to ongoing logistical issues and 2022 costs that are out of our control, we have no other option but to cancel the European leg of our upcoming 2022 tour. We will however be coming to the UK as scheduled.
Tickets can be refunded at point of purchase.”

Tour Dates:

09/27 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy
09/29 Manchester, UK – Academy
09/30 Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy
10/01 Newcastle, UK – O2 City Hall
10/03 Leeds, UK – O2 Academy
10/04 Nottingham, UK – Rock City
10/06 Bristol, UK – O2 Academy
10/08 London, UK – Brixton Academy

Holy Fawn Premiere “Void Of Light” Music Video

Holy Fawn have premiered a new video for their latest single “Void Of Light.” That track is from the band’s new album “Dimensional Bleed,“ which will be released on September 9.

Ryan Osterman commented:

“I’m not sure what it is about our nature as musicians but at our core, we love to tinker. Whenever we get something new, we have to set it up and hit record just to see what happens. For ‘Void Of Light‘ in particular, it was a new reverb pedal from a company called ‘Dr. Scientist.’ It’s called ‘the atmosphere’ and I feel its name is pretty self-explanatory.

This pedal truly felt so expressive and opened up so many creative avenues for us to revisit over and over again. Once it entered the studio, it just didn’t get turned off. ‘The Atmosphere’ really had a tremendous impact on the first half of the song and I’m so thankful this pedal found i’s way to us. It truly is so customizable, down to the finest of details, and it really allowed us to create as musicians.

This was definitely the first song we ever played as a group during rehearsal for ‘Dimensional Bleed‘ and it just felt so new and raw. You can just tell when you’re performing something with your friends that it’s resonating and everyone just feels so connected. This is one in particular we’re really excited to play live.”

Currents Premiere “The Death We Seek” Music Video

Currents have premiered a new video for their new song “The Death We Seek.” Vocalist Brian Wille commented:

“‘The Death We Seek‘ is about the weight of our choices and our responsibility for their outcomes. The video follows two individuals attempting to stop a looming apocalypse, only to be sabotaged by forces beyond their control or understanding. This song was written shortly after the completion and release of ‘The Way It Ends‘, and felt like the perfect way to build on and continue the story behind the music and reintroduce ourselves to the world.”

OFF! Premiere “Kill To Be Heard” Music Video

OFF! have premiered a new video for their new song “Kill To Be Heard.” That track is from the band’s new album “Free LSD,” which will be released on September 30. The clip features footage from an upcoming film, which is also titled “Free LSD.” Vocalist Keith Morris commented:

“When will we everyday good Josephines and Josephs be free from homegrown terrorists and the rest of our population that has absolutely no knowledge or bought into the ‘White-washed’ history of our country? There were amazing human beings here before us.”