The Struts Release Cover Of Queen’s “We Will Rock You”

The Struts have released a cover of Queen’s “We Will Rock You.” You can check that out below. Notably, the track will be featured in a new LG commercial. The band commented:

“It’s no secret that we absolutely adore Queen. That’s why we are thrilled to pay tribute to one of the greatest bands of all time with our very own version of #WeWillRockYou, available to stream and download everywhere… And keep an ear out – you just might catch it coming through your television speakers during a commercial break very soon 😘”

Architects Frontman Sam Carter Sings Theme Song For “Final Fantasy XIV Online: Endwalker” Expansion

Architects frontman Sam Carter was recruited to sing the theme song for “Final Fantasy XIV Online: Endwalker.” That video game expansion will be available on November 23.

[via The PRP]

The CEO (Sevendust) To Release Debut Album “Redemption” In June

The CEO, the band featuring Sevendust bassist Vince Hornsby, will be releasing their debut album “Redemption” on June 25. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

“Redemption” Track Listing:

01. “Twin Flame”
02. “Behind These Eyes”
03. “Redemption”
04. “Black Hearts”
05. “Dirty Tragic”
06. “The Storm”
07. “Alive”
08. “Beginning & The End”
09. “Bourbon Straight”
10. “Work Of Heart”
11. “Casting Shadows”
12. “Alone and Dead”
13. “High N’ Dry (Saturday Night)” [CD Only Bonus Track]

Exodus, Misery Index, M.O.D., Etc. Set For 2021 Full Terror Assault Open Air Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2021 Full Terror Assault Open Air festival. The event will take place on September 8-11 at the Hogrock Campground in Cave In Rock, IL and it will feature: Exodus (old school set), Misery Index, M.O.D. (M.O.D./S.O.D. set), Weedeater, Internal Bleeding, Black Tusk, No/Más, Bat, Axeslasher, Lividity, Ground, Wormhole, Wvrm, WarCurse, Mobile Deathcamp, Byzantine, Malignancy, Handsome Prick, Bandit, Obscene, Savage Master, Extinction A.D., 200 Stab Wounds, Atoll, Scattered Guts, Duskwalker, Sexual Atrocities, Wraith, Alleyway, Nest, Grays Divide, Pillory, Virulent Excision, Batwizard, Having Kittens, and Chemicaust.

Satyr Says Satyricon Are About “Midway Through” With Their New Album

During a recent interview with Kaaos TV, Sigurd “Satyr” Wongraven offered an update on the new Satyricon album. According to him, the band are about “midway through” with the record.

Satyr said the following when asked if Norwegian folk music has influenced the new material:

“Yeah, there are some guitar things that clearly [have] the typical SATYRICON incorporation of that type of tonality. But perhaps the most important part is my peculiar rhythmical patterns which some of my colleagues find to be troubling because they are inconsiderate of the rules of rock music and any other kind of structure and more based around the freedom that I feel is in Norwegian folk music. So that some of the parts that I write, you can’t really anticipate where the chord progression is going to end because I don’t necessarily follow established rhythmical patterns for how music is done. I let the idea and the melody line lead the way.”

He continued when asked how close the album is to being finished:

“It is midway through, I would say. It’s difficult when you work on these type of projects because, at least in my case, I end up writing a lot more than I actually use. I probably end up writing three times more than I end up using. And also I know that when you are in the first stage of such a process, you very often find that what you do in the very beginning that you believe firmly in and that you are absolutely confident that this will be a very important part of the record ends up not being used at all. And then some part which you are not sure about and you probably think that you will not end up using becomes a very important part of the record because, all of a sudden, coincidentally, you will come up with some idea that will bring this idea to a whole new level that you were never before able to imagine, and then something that seemed to be a likely candidate to be dropped becomes an integral part of the record. And then maybe something else which you thought would be one of the most significant musical pieces on your record doesn’t fit in anywhere and then you just end up skipping the whole thing and not including it at all. We haven’t gotten that far in the process, but I know from experience that that will happen sooner or later, and then we will see if that will take up a lot of our time or if bits and pieces will fall into their places without too much hassle and resistance.”

“The unusual part here is that I’m not really working the way that I’m used to working, because I’m used to writing at home or in the rehearsal studio or in remote locations like cabins up in the mountains and things like that. But this is the type of record where I realized that although I can make some ideas under the circumstances I normally would, I find that this is a record that is better to write primarily in the studio for the reason that I’m working on a lot of things which you can’t really prepare in the way you would prepare drums, bass, guitar and vocals.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Dress The Dead (Witch Mountain, Ex-Forbidden, Etc.) Release New Song “Promises & Kisses”

Dress The Dead (Witch Mountain, ex-Forbidden, etc.) have released a new song titled “Promises & Kisses.” You can check that out below:

Craig Locicero commented:

“While most people were staying away from one another during lockdown, we managed to put our collective noses to the grindstone and wrote some of our strongest material yet. We did it safely, of course, masked up and sending demos back and forth to Kayla [Dixon], who lives in Portland.

The time in studio turned out to be very productive. The songs absolutely CRUSH and everyone delivered! I couldn’t be more proud of the growth that Dress The Dead has shown over this last most trying year. Recorded in these sessions, the song ‘Red Handed’, will be our next release. That will come out in early June.

In the meantime, check out our new remixed and partially re-recorded version of ‘Promises & Kisses’. This was one of the first songs we wrote when the band started. It is also the last one that features Peter Dolving’s amazing contribution to lyrics and melodies. ‘Promises & Kisses’ is very raw and emotional song that Kayla re-imagines with depth, tenderness and authority. All in equal measure.”

311 Announce U.S. Tour With Iration & Iya Terra

311 have announced a headlining U.S. tour. Iration and Iya Terra will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

08/21 Camden, NY – BB&T Pavilion
08/22 Farmingville, NY – Long Island Community Hospital Amphitheater
08/24 Bridgeport, CT – Hartford Healthcare Amphitheater
08/26 Portland, ME – Thompson’s Point
08/28 Boston, MA – Leader Bank Pavilion
08/29 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
09/01 Baltimore, MD – Pier 6 / Mecu Pavilion
09/02 Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
09/04 Wilmington, NC – Riverfront Park Amphitheater
09/05 Charlotte, NC – Hops & Hogs Festival (311 only)
09/07 Indianapolis, IN – Tcu Amphitheater At White River State Park
09/08 Lincoln, NE – Pinewood Bowl Amphitheater
09/10 Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion At Northerly Island
09/11 Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest (no Iya Terra)
09/12 Waite Park, MN – The Ledge Waite Park Amphitheater
09/15 Maryland Heights, MO – Saint Louis Music Park
09/16 Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre At Freedom Hill
09/18 Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion At Nautica
09/19 Cincinnati, OH – The Icon Festival Stage At Smale Park
09/21 Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
09/22 Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place
09/24 West Palm Beach, FL – Ithink Financial Amphitheatre
09/25 Tampa, FL – Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
09/28 Austin, TX – Moody Amphitheater
09/29 Irving, TX – The Pavilion At Toyota Music Factory
09/30 Kansas City, MO – Grinders Kc
10/02 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
10/03 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
10/05 Salt Lake City, UT – Usana Amphitheatre
10/07 Bend, OR – Les Schwab Amphitheater
10/08 Seattle, WA – Wamu Theater
10/10 Sacramento,CA – Cal Expo – Papa Murphy’s Park
10/13 Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
10/15 Irvine, CA – Fivepoint Amphitheatre
10/16 San Diego, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
10/17 Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre

Paradise Lost To Release New Blu-ray/Live Album “At The Mill”

Paradise Lost will be releasing a new Blu-ray/live album titled “At The Mill” on July 16. The effort was recorded during the band’s November 5, 2020 livestream show at The Mill in Bradford, England. A live video for “Darker Thoughts” from that set can be found below:

“At The Mill” Track Listing:

01. “Widow”
02. “Fall From Grace”
03. “Blood And Chaos”
04. “Faith Divides Us – Death Unites Us”
05. “Gothic”
06. “Shadowkings”
07. “One Second”
08. “Ghosts”
09. “The Enemy”
10. “As I Die”
11. “Requiem”
12. “No Hope In Sight”
13. “Embers Fire”
14. “Beneath Broken Earth”
15. “So Much Is Lost”
16. “Darker Thoughts”

The band commented:

“Remember, remember, the Fifth Of November?

Due to the ban on live music, we, like many other bands, have had to adapt and do something we never thought we’d have to do. No, not stacking shelves in Aldi like Metallica, but playing a show at a disused mill in Yorkshire with no one else there.

We decided against trying to pretend there was an audience in the room with us, opting instead for a rather moribund version of a live lounge show. Whilst never being pleased with anything, we were however slightly less miserable at the result.

It was also almost fun playing some of our new album Obsidian within the set for the first time too. We can now announce that we will be releasing this show as an official CD/Blu-Ray and vinyl on 16th July 2021, imaginatively entitled ‘At The Mill‘.”