As Everything Unfolds Premiere New Song “Slow Down”

As Everything Unfolds have premiered a new song titled “Slow Down.” This track is from the band’s new album “Ultraviolet,” which will be released on April 21. Vocalist Charlie Rolfe commented:

“Ever feel like you’re being pulled down? Like someone is your biggest supporter yet your biggest critic, it’s a confusing and conflicting feeling. ‘You’re letting me shout out, while you’re telling me to slow down?’ Sometimes people will try to manipulate you into thinking they’re your biggest supporter, but jealousy can lead those same people to drag you down leaving you confused, when charged with platform or responsibility, that weight can carry difficult tasks and burdens, push through it and be the best version of you that you can be.”

Saint Agnes Premiere “Bloodsuckers” Music Video

Saint Agnes have premiered a new video for the title track of their new album “Bloodsuckers.” That effort will be released on July 21.

Vocalist Kitty A. Austen said the following about the song:

“I wrote ‘Bloodsuckers’ when I couldn’t take it anymore — when I decided to stop allowing people to crush me, to diminish me. I took my rage and my pain and used it as fuel and I burned. We are not defined by what has been done to us. We decide who we are. We choose who we want to be. We are whole. We are worthy. The video is an introduction to Team Bloodsuckers. Join us.”

She also added the following about the album:

“Creating this album gave me a reason to get to my feet at a time when I really wasn’t sure if I could. I’ve tried to put everything I’ve been feeling into it, all the pain, the rage, the grief, even the unexpected moments of beauty and belief. I hope it makes you feel less alone. I hope it makes you feel bigger, badder, and stronger. We might be damaged but that doesn’t mean we’re worthless. This is a record for the defeated, the crushed. We might be broken but that doesn’t mean we’re not whole. Bloodsuckers forever, Saint Agnes forever.”

“Bloodsuckers” Track Listing:

01. “Bloodsuckers”
02. “Animal”
03. “I Mean Nothing To You”
04. “Outsider”
05. “This Is Not The End”
06. “Follow You”
07. “I Am”
08. “At War With Myself”
09. “Middle Finger”
10. “Body Bag” (Feat. Mimi Barks)
11. “Forever And Ever”

Infected Rain Announce “HEYDAY” European Tour

Infected Rain have announced the dates for their “HEYDAY” European tour. The trek will take place this spring/summer.

Tour Dates:

05/27 Kronach, GER – Die Festung Rockt
05/28 Oettingen in Bayern, GER – Camping Battleground
05/30 Aalborg, DEN – Studenterhuset
05/31 Gothenburg, SWE – Musikhuset
06/01 Stockholm, SWE – Nalen Klubb
06/03 Tampere, FIN – Hönö Baari
06/04 Helsinki, FIN – On The Rocks
06/06 Tallinn, EST – Paavli
06/07 Riga, LAT – Melna Piektdiena
06/09 Warsaw, POL – VooDoo
06/10 Mühlteich, GER – Chronical Moshers Open Air
07/24 Vienna, AUT – Viper Room
07/26 Munich, GER – Backstage
07/27 Cham, GER – L.A.
07/28 Erfurt, GER – From Hell
07/29 Ottobeuren, GER – Schlichtenfest Open Air
08/11 Krakow, POL – Klub Zaścianek
08/12 Jaromer, CZE – Brutal Assault
08/13 Wroclaw, POL – Łącznik
08/14 Poznan, POL – Klub Pod Minogą
08/18 Sulingen, GER – Reload Festival
08/19 Lüdenscheid, GER – Bautz Festival
08/20 Amsterdam, NET – Q-Factory
08/24 Trier, GER – Mergener Hof
08/25 Wörrstadt, GER – Neuborn Open Air
08/26 Roth, GER – Wallesau Ist Blau Open Air
09/01 Vitoria, SPA – Urban Rock Concept
09/02 Vigo, SPA – Sala Master
09/05 Madrid, SPA – Revi Live
09/06 Barcelona, SPA – Sala Boveda
09/08 Crest, FRA – Bridge To Hell
09/10 Milan, ITA – Legend Club
09/12 Rome, ITA – Traffic Live
09/15 Salzburg, AUT – Lake Rock

Texas Hippie Coalition Premiere “Hell Hounds” Music Video

Texas Hippie Coalition have premiered a new video for their latest single “Hell Hounds.” This track is from the band’s new album “The Name Lives On,” which will be released on April 21.

“The Name Lives On” Track Listing:

01. “Hell Hounds”
02. “I Come From The Dirt”
03. “Built For The Road”
04. “Scream”
05. “Hard Habit”
06. “Believe”
07. “License To Kill”
08. “Keep My Name Out Of Your Mouth”
09. “I Teach Angels How To Fly”
10. “The Name Lives On”

Tour Dates:

03/29 Scottsdale, AZ – Arizona Bike Week
03/30 Las Vegas, NV – Count’s Vamp’d Rock Bar
03/31 Gallup, NM – Juggernaut Music
04/01 Farmington, NM – Lauter Haus Brewing Co.
04/02 Roswell, NM- The Liberty
04/13 Springfield, MO – Southbound
04/14 Home, AR – Royal 66 Mountain
04/15 Pittsburg, KS – Kansas Crossing Casino
04/16 Dover, AR – Brooksto
04/20 Greeley, CO – Moxi Theatre
04/21 Parker, CO – Wild Goose Saloon
04/22 Parker, CO – Wild Goose Saloon
04/23 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios Live
04/28 Yukon, OK – Yukon Czech Hall
04/29 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
05/19 Fort Worth, TX – Tannahill’s Tavern & Music Hall
05/20 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
05/21 Jefferson, LA – Southport Hall
05/25 Pittsburgh, PA – The Crafthouse Stage & Grill
05/26 Harrison, OH – Blue Note Harrison
06/08 Joliet, IL – The Forge
06/09 Angola, IN – The Eclectic Room
06/10 Columbus, OH – The King of Clubs
06/11 Buffalo, NY – Mohawk Place
06/14 Laconia, NH – The Big House
06/15 Horseheads, NY – The L
06/16 Lakewood, OH – The Winchester

Former Iron Maiden Singer Blaze Bayley Suffers Heart Attack

Blaze Bayley (ex-Iron Maiden) is currently recovering after suffering a heart attack. The news was confirmed by the singer’s management team.

The following statement was issued:

“We sincerely regret to announce that Blaze had a heart attack at home yesterday evening & is now in hospital in a stable condition, awaiting news of further surgery/treatment. He is in good spirits in the circumstances but utterly disappointed to have to postpone our imminent shows due in March & April. Ticket refunds will be available at source but we truly hope you will keep your tickets & make it to the new dates which we will be announcing as soon as they are scheduled.

Regarding shows already booked for June-November this year, we understandably have to wait a short while to see how quick Blaze’s recovery will be, so please stay tuned & meanwhile most importantly we’re sure you will join us in wishing him a complete & speedy recovery.

Blaze misses you, cannot wait to regain full health & see you all again.

Every Storm Ends… ‘your heart will heal’

Thank you so much everyone for your understanding & support.

Mark Appleton & Christopher Appleton (management / bookings)”

Wolfsbane also commented:

“Last night our brother and friend Official Blaze Bayley had a heart attack whilst at home.

He’s in hospital in a stable condition, awaiting news of further treatment. We have spoken to him earlier today and he seemed in good spirits, despite the ordeal he’s been through.

All our love and thoughts are with Blaze and his family.
We’ll update you all when we know more.

HMS Forever
Jase, Jeff & Steve”

Avenged Sevenfold’s M. Shadows On Backlash From Booking Shows With Falling In Reverse: “We Are Not Going To Give In To That Pressure”

During an interview on The Punk Rock MBA Podcast, Avenged Sevenfold’s M. Shadows discussed the band’s decision to book shows with Falling In Reverse. The frontman says the group have no intention of caving into pressure from those tying to “cancel” Falling In Reverse vocalist Ronnie Radke over his controversial past.

Shadows said the following [transcribed by The PRP]:

“I think that… anyone that knows me, I’ve been very vocal about my my support of all sorts of these groups that are attacking Ronnie right now, personally, right? Whether it’s the LGBTQ or whatever, all these communities right? I really do want everybody to do whatever they want in their life that makes them happy. I’ve spoken out for women’s rights. I’ve spoken out for Black Lives Matter. I’ve done all these things that I feel very passionately about.

The thing with Ronnie is, the guy is allowed to have an opinion. And his opinion ruffles feathers, and then he digs his heels in and he goes hard on some of these people that are attacking him. I’ve looked at all of his accusations. There’s been no proof on these things . He did time for the one thing he did do. And it’s almost like this society where you can’t come back out and have any sort of career or anything happen, because you don’t like that this guy is a firecracker and he’s gonna and he’s gonna hit back at you.

…And then you see this mob of people that just go from… I saw it with Dan Donegan [Disturbed guitarist] did like this ‘F cancel culture guitar’, right? Yeah. And I and I follow David [Draiman, Disturbed vocalist] and those guys on Twitter. They’re friends of mine. Love those guys.

Now do I think that guitar was the coolest thing or this or that? No. I get it. Like I think that people should speak out on things that they want to speak out on. But the mob came in there, that don’t even follow him. It was like, yeah, there’s 20,000 comments of people that… and then it’s like ‘you’re a loser’, ‘old white guy’, ‘Don’t know anything.’

It was just like this is so counterproductive to what you’re trying to get across. Because what happens is that the other side digs in even harder. And then there’s no conversation to be had if you talk to most people in this country. We all want the same things, we just have a different way of thinking we need to go about it.

And so when you start silencing people, that’s when you start getting the major rebellions and the major uprisings of people that want to squash that. And so what you see was like, when I got into punk rock, it was all things go. It was like Guttermouth, like listen to Guttermouth lyrics for a little bit.

And go back to what that was right? But it was kind of this like tongue-in-cheek, ironic, funny, making fun of everyone… But then you go into ‘Warped Tour‘ and then ‘Warped Tour‘ started getting a lot more… had more of an agenda.

You’d go there, and it was like less about everyone speaking what they wanted to speak about. It was kind of ‘this is the right way to do it.’ And even bands like NOFX, right? Now you jump to 2023, and shit’s coming back up about Fat Mike [NOFX vocalist/guitarist] saying dumb shit on stage that he’s always done, that we’ve always loved him for, and now we’re gonna cancel Mike in 2023 because he said something to someone that that, you know, 15-20 years ago, doesn’t seem to sit right.

You can’t have a society like that. You simply can’t. Because one day, guess what? Every person that eats meat is going to be canceled by our future selves. Right? They’re gonna be ‘I can’t believe it.’ Well, you know, through evolution, these things have happened and the world gets better. I do agree the world is getting better. I want people to be able to speak their mind.

But I also think when you silence people, you are doing the exact opposite thing of what you think you’re doing. Which is you’re just going to create more people like that, that want to put it in your face. So I am I’m never gonna, I’m never going to be, you know, I heard this today. I’m never going to be the pebble in the stream getting pulled down that sort of, completely insane society where everyone needs to cancel everyone.

We put Ronnie on these shows, we have more shows we’re going to do with him. If you don’t like him, don’t show up…. or show up later. But we’re keeping them on the shows. And he can be his own person, and we’ll be our own people. Even though we might not agree on everything, we do believe in someone being able to speak their mind.”

He continued:

“It’s really sad, because most of these people I see commenting or getting worked up, we could all be friends. There’s nothing. There’s nothing that separate… It’s just, I’m telling you. Intent matters. If Ronnie really hated those people, he would just say he hates those people. But he doesn’t and he says, ‘listen, I’m just not going to take a bunch of shit from you guys.’ Like I’m gonna fight back and then no one likes that. No one likes to get punched back.

What did Mike Tyson say? Everyone talks to till they get punched in the mouth? And like a lot of these people, they they put him on blast. He puts them on blast and they delete what they originally wrote.

I mean… Didn’t someone like say something say something and he sued them and actually won, someone just made something up.”

He also added:

“And this goes back to rock and roll and danger. Ronnie, to me is a perfect character that would have been the Axl Rose, or the sort of Marilyn Manson, even Kurt Cobain. I mean, these guys were… we all love to remember the the beautiful parts of the people that have passed away. But when you think about rock and roll, you think about Led Zeppelin throwing meat on the girls and you think about all these sorts of things, but no one has a word to say; or Elvis dating underage girls or whatever it is…

But but now we’ve got a guy that literally, it’s like we want we want rock and roll to be dangerous, but we don’t. But what happens is, rock and roll will take a new form, and it will be something different. And right now it’s kind of hip hop. It’s emo rap, whatever it is. I mean, there’s a danger that goes on still ,and then where is everybody at? What’s everyone listening to? What’s successful right now? That is what’s happening.

And this will get taken out of context, because it always does. I’m not saying that is how it has to be. I’m saying this is what people react to. When you take a when you take a genre and cut off the balls, you get what we have going on.

….It is what it is. Like we’re in the middle of it right now. We put this guy on shows. I know Ronnie, I like Ronnie.

…And I’ll also say we’ve had everything from radio stations not want to talk about our shows. We’ve had many bands — more than that are in the press — have had a problem or backed out of shows with us. And that is their right. That’s awesome. Fine. It’s fine.

But we are not going to give in to that pressure. It’s just not who we are.”

[via The PRP]

I Declare War Announce May North American Shows

I Declare War have announced some May North American shows. Here’s the dates:

05/23 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom (feat. Ingested and Devourment)
05/24 Seattle, WA – El Corazon (feat. Ingested and Devourment)
05/25 Vancouver, BC – The Cobalt (feat. AngelMaker)
05/26 Yakima, WA – El Diamante Event Center
05/27 Spokane Valley, WA – Drunky’s Junkyard BBQ (feat. Brojob and Salt Wound

Richie Faulkner Says Judas Priest’s New Album Is “Almost Complete”

During a recent interview with The Metal Voice, Judas Priest’s Richie Faulkner offered an update on the band’s new album. According to him, the effort is “almost complete.”

Faulkner said the following:

“[The songs] are almost complete. The songs have been around for a little while now. We didn’t have the ability to get together and record them, because of the COVID pandemic. And when that lifted, we would then get out on the road. So then we had to record the stuff around being on the road. But we did it. So we’d do a tour leg and I’d come back and do the guitars and then we’d done the drums. And then [we] went back out on the road. And we’d done things around the touring cycle. Now Rob [Halford]’s doing the vocals. So they’re almost finished.”

He also added the following about the musical direction:

“I’ve said this before, and the Internet — the sharks got hold of it… I would definitely say, and Rob said it as well, I said the word ‘progressive’, and the Internet tore me apart. But they haven’t heard it. When I said ‘progressive’, I’d say it’s a little bit… instead of, let’s say, verse, chorus, verse, chorus, solo, chorus, finish, it might do verse, musical part, musical section, bridge, chorus, musical section, back into the verse. It doesn’t stay on the path; sometimes it goes off and plays it a little… Like the old ’70s PRIEST used to, like the ‘Sinner’ and stuff like that; it used to go on a bit more of a musical journey. Which I think is great — it’s interesting.

So that’s what I can say. I’ve said it before: it’s a little bit more progressive; it’s a little bit more musically, not experimental, but it’s got a few more riffs in there. [There’s more] intricacies, there’s more solos, there’s more riffs, which, I don’t think that’s a bad thing, as a guitar player.”

[via Blabbermouth]

SeeYouSpaceCowboy Finish Recording New Album

SeeYouSpaceCowboy have officially finished the recording process for their new album. The band confirmed the news in the below tweet: