Vampires Everywhere! have released a cover of The Screaming Tribesmen’s “Date With A Vampyre.” You can check that out below:
Vampires Everywhere! have released a cover of The Screaming Tribesmen’s “Date With A Vampyre.” You can check that out below:
Ghost have released part 14 of their ongoing webisode series. The clip, which is titled “Chapter 14: Road Trip,” references the band’s viral TikTok hit, “Mary On A Cross,” Papa Emeritus IV‘s future, and more.
Biohazard’s classic lineup, Billy Graziadei, Bobby Hambel, Danny Schuler, and Evan Seinfeld, have confirmed that they are planning to play “scattered” shows “throughout 2023.” This news comes after the band previously announced two dates, including an August 13 appearance at Bloodstock Open Air in Walton-on-Trent, UK and an August 19 appearance at Dynamo Metalfest in Eindhoven, NET. Graziadei commented:
“You guys have been hearing a lot about BIOHAZARD camp doing shit. We all have our lives and work, and we are going to be doing shows scattered throughout 2023. Free time off. It’ll be our paid vacations. What a better way to spend time off from work than with you guys, huh? Fucking awesome.”
Måneskin will be releasing a new album, titled “Rush!” on January 20. You can check out the effort’s cover art below. Further details are still pending.
Original Dead Kennedys frontman Jello Biafra has taken to Twitter to pay tribute to the band’s late drummer D.H. Peligro. The singer says Peligro “was not just [a] powerful unforgettable drummer, he was a gifted singer, songwriter, guitarist and so much more.”
Biafra said the following:
“Wow. I sure wasn’t expecting this.
I feel like I’ve been hit by a train.
Despite all he’d done to his mind and body, I never thought we would lose him first. He was not just our powerful unforgettable drummer, he was a gifted singer, songwriter, guitarist and so much more. Even behind the drum kit, he had presence. All animal instinct, he never played anything quite the same way twice. He was a born showman.
Clear back in ’79, I got a hot tip on a new CLASH-inspired Punk band called SSI playing at the Deaf Club. As great as those guys played, it was the drummer that stole the show. A free spirited African American force of nature (The Punk scene is always too white),with this shit eating grin, a bandana on his head, and two kick drums (!) singing his ass off to ‘Keep a Knockin’, even sounding like Little Richard, as they closed the show…
Then they disappeared.
In 1981 we needed a new drummer. Somehow Ray found that guy from SSI. Or maybe Darren found him, I was never sure. From the first song, he was solid. Good kick and snare instinct, to make the songs go. At the second audition, he was the one who’d done his homework, so hands down he was in. Ray said he’d learned ‘In-Sight’ from hearing it once in his car on the radio.
Now we had more fire and feel than ever before, and the rest is history. He made the whole band 10 years younger, including all the damn carousing and pranks. Throwing food at passengers all over the plane on the way to Australia til the pilot came back and threatened to arrest him.
In Rome, he and I pulled on all these cables outside the window of a music label office, not realizing we were yanking all these peoples’ TVs off their balconies, and out of their living rooms…
We laughed about a lot of stuff the other guys didn’t. We had our own unique bond. Friends who saw DH with the CHILI PEPPERS at the Hollywood Bowl said he looked so happy up there. He looked so proud. But it was not to be.
When he finally hit bottom, he went clear back to St. Louis to clean up. I was the one who flew out to see him when he got out of rehab. Another friend came down from Chicago, and blew our minds with our first 90 minute baptism of Wesley Willis!…
A year or two later, I was in Chicago working on LARD, and Wesley came over. I called DH, and put Wes on the phone, not telling Darren who he was. When talk shifted to the dangers of high fructose corn syrup, I knew he knew. When I got the phone back, he was laughing his ass off.
When he came north to visit, he’d stay with me; and we grew closer and deeper than ever before. The other guys begged off, and didn’t want to see him. I thought we would truly be brothers for life…
He put together his own band, called PELIGRO of course, with him on guitar and vocals, using a lot of the songs from his 80’s Punk power trio, THE HELLATIONS. Their Alternative Tentacles debut is by far the best solo album by any of the ex-DKs. Like ‘Fresh Fruit..’ gone BAD BRAINS, in the best possible way. He had now spread his wings as a full fledged leader and songwriter. But more was not to be…
I still think they could have become so much more when they regrouped, than a 20+ year tribute band. They could have gotten a new drummer, Jon Lieb, maybe; and made DH the new frontman, on vocals, second guitar, spice up his songs, and more. Aim high and do it right, with a new name, new sound, and a whole new identity. Like the class way BAUHAUS morphed into LOVE AND ROCKETS, post Peter Murphy. That could have been such a good band. Damn. I get goose bumps just thinking about it.
So I hope Peligro is up there somewhere, getting his headbutts from Wesley at last. Forever free from any hellrides from high fructose corn syrup.
With much love and respect, Jello Biafra”
Rebellion Republic are planning to release a new cat shirt and hoodie inspired by late Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison. Pre-orders can be found HERE.
The following was said about the merch in a press release:
“Joey Jordison and Oscar Martinez, owner of merchandise company, Rebellion Republic, developed a friendship in the summer of 2004 while Joey was headlining the second stage at Ozzfest with Slipknot. Oscar, at the time, was working for Century Media Records. The two of them ran into each other at various cities during that summer and they began talking and building a friendship that would continue throughout the years.
Both Oscar and Joey shared a love for extreme metal, movies, and cats, all of which were integral parts of their friendship. In almost every text conversation, they mixed in photos of their pet cats and kept up to date on each other’s furry friends. It wasn’t until the Spring of 2020 when COVID was in full effect that they found the time to work on something fun together that would combine their mutual passions. With Rebellion Republic in full swing, a shirt design started brewing with the plans of releasing it through Oscar’s company. Rebellion Republic had a black metal cat design that donated a portion of the proceeds to various animal groups, so he offered to do something similar with a design both he and Joey would create.
Oscar comments, “From the get go, we wanted to do a design based on a cat because we wanted to give proceeds of the sales to an animal shelter of our choosing. Because after all, we owed it to places like that who gave us our fur babies so it was the least we could do and it felt excellent to give back to the places we adopted from.”
The initial ideas were of different styles of cats and after a few examples were made, Joey’s response was, “He’s too cute. He needs to look like he gets into fights, lives in an alley and drinks motor oil.” Once the initial designs were out of the way, they solidified the direction and The Joey Cat Shirt was on its way to being created. There were multiple revisions to the hair on his tail or on his back, and tweaks to get the elements of the design that resembled Joey just right. They agreed that this was their cat, their own little creation, and both wanted to make sure the end result was perfect.
Once they were happy with the design and it seemed like everything was moving forward, life happened and sadly, their collaborative design went to live in a folder on Oscar’s computer. At that point, only Joey, a few family members, and a handful of artists involved in the creative process had a chance to see the final design. When Joey passed away in July 2021, Oscar decided he wouldn’t release it since he couldn’t do it without his friend by his side.
After the one-year anniversary of Joey’s passing, Oscar was speaking with one of their mutual friends, Mr. Jed Simon. Oscar says, “I don’t know how this came about, but I showed him the design and I told him the story behind it, figuring he would enjoy seeing it too. Jed loved it and when he later spoke to Joey’s sisters, he found out that Joey had actually spoken to them about the design and how excited he was to be working on it. After hearing that, it was like it gave our Joey Cat another life. It felt like it was meant to be and after I talked on the phone with his sisters and shared stories about Joey, as well as talking about the design process of the cat, we all mutually agreed that we should release it. This is something Joey had his hands on and was happy and passionate about. We decided to follow through with the initial idea and it brings me joy to have a way of honoring my friend. Most people know Joey from his amazing musical skills and that unmatchable charisma, I was lucky to know that Joey, as well as the thoughtful and caring person with a sweet soul that would text randomly to check in, share a funny cat picture, and recommend movies or music.”
Joey’s sister, Katie, comments, “In 2020, when everyone was in lockdown, Joey and I talked often. One night in the spring around his birthday, we were texting back and forth and I asked him what he wanted for his birthday. He knew he wanted a Dax Riggs shirt but couldn’t decide on a specific style. Eventually, he settled on a Ouija Board design and I ordered an Acid Bath, ‘Paegan Terrorism Tactics’ shirt for myself. That’s when he mentioned, ‘Speaking of shirts, check out what I am working on.’”
Texts about the Joey Cat design by Joey Jordison and Rebellion Republic
The Joey Cat Shirt features the final artwork Oscar and Joey created on the front, Joey’s number on the arm, and Joey’s logo on the back, and Joey’s logo which was lovingly created for the project by Marcelo Vasco. The design is printed on a soft style 100% cotton shirt and can be purchased at Rebellion Republic’s website through pre-order with the shirts expected to ship out before the December holidays.
A portion of the profits will be donated to the Animal Rescue League of Iowa (ARL) and The New Hampshire Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NH SPCA) in honor of the original plan between Joey and Oscar. Both organizations have meant a great deal to each of them and are where many of their cat buddies were rescued from. It’s their hope to support places like ARL and NH SPCA so they can continue to support the thousands of animals needing their help every year and continue introducing people to their new best friends. Both Joey and Oscar hope your next cat or dog is a rescue!
A massive thank you to the following friends who helped make this project possible: Joey Jordison, Kate & Annie, Oscar Martinez, Jacob Clauson, Marcelo Vasco, and Jed Simon.”
Sanguisugabogg have released a new live album titled “The Devil’s Eyes.“ The effort, which features a June 2021 in-studio performance, can be found on Bandcamp.
RATT’s Stephen Pearcy has joined forces with Writers & Rockers Coffee Company for a new line of signature coffees. You can see what the frontman has to offer HERE. Robert Young of Writers & Rockers Coffee commented:
“These premium signature coffee blends that we created are the perfect combinations of medium and dark roast 100% Arabica coffee beans that really reflect that rock and roll brilliance that Stephen is known for. Like Stephen, ‘dangerous but worth the risk’ is his living and performing motto. And you’ll get that from every cup.”
During a recent interview with Pitchfork, The 1975’s Matt Healy decided to blast Metallica. When the band were brought up, the frontman said the following:
“I fucking hate Metallica. My worst band of all time.”
Despite the harsh words, Healy previously told The Face that he does enjoy some heavier acts including Refused, who he referred to as his “favorite heavy metal band of all time.” He also likes Converge, Glassjaw, Poison The Well, etc.
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DIEHUMANE, the new project featuring Rick Hunolt (ex-Exodus), Sal Abruscato (A Pale Horse Named Death, ex-Type O Negative), Garret West, Joshua Vargas, and Greg Hilligiest Jr., are planning to release their debut album, “The Grotesque,” early next year. The effort will be released in partnership with producer Ulrich Wild’s WURMgroup and DevilDriver frontman Dez Fafara’s The Oracle Management.
Fafara said the following:
“We here at Oracle Management are very proud to announce that DIEHUMANE has chosen to allow us to represent them. The music belongs in its own category being artistic, heavy, and unique in its own right. There’s seasoned musicians at the helm and one of the best vocalists I’ve heard in many years. Here’s to the future!”
Each band member also commented:
“To be honest, being in a band wasn’t even on my mind at the time a dear friend called me and said, ‘Hey, I know these guys looking for a guitar player.’ He sent me some raw tracks, and I listened for about a month before I replied, and it was the music that I was looking for. It gave me the ability to express myself musically and, even more important, was radically different than anything I have ever played. Music needs ‘different’ in order to evolve. [There’s] so much talent in this band, and I can’t wait for you to experience DIEHUMANE.”
“I am looking forward to the release of this very different and unique album I had the pleasure writing/performing the drum tracks for. It’s different from what I have done in the past and it’s been fantastic to be a part of it with everyone in the band, Ulrich Wild/WURMgroup and The Oracle Management. I feel folks will be blown away.”
“I grew up listening to Sal and Rick. Then Dez took us into his flock with The Oracle and Ulrich (a powerhouse responsible for many of my favorite records) made it his mission to make us sound pristine. What we have here is something special. I just hope people find it as special as we do.”
“I want to thank Ulrich and Dez both for taking interest in us and helping us get it out there. I’m just happy to finally get it out to people’s ears. We’ve been hearing this album in many different forms for two years now, it’s time to let everybody else in the world hear it as it is meant to be heard. I hope you all like it as much as we do.”
“Typically the formation of a project and subsequent creation of an album marks the beginning of something, whereas this one starts with the end, and actually ends with the beginning of something. All of these songs began as a way of dealing with complete and total isolation in 2020 and the loss of what life was before that year, and ends marking the beginning of something awesome, and the album sounds like exactly that. Recording began in a dingy townhome in Galveston, Texas and ended in fucking Hollywood. The musical journey we all took on this album is something I wouldn’t trade for world. Big thanks to Ulrich Wild (WURMgroup) and Dez Fafara (The Oracle Management) for going on this crazy journey with us. I’m so happy with this album that I don’t even care if anyone hates it.”