Green Day Release “Big Otis Guitar Mix” EP

Green Day have surprise released a new “Big Otis Guitar Mix” EP. The effort features new versions of “Lazy Bones,” “Wild One,” and “Oh Love” from the band’s “¡Uno!,” “¡Dos!,” “¡Tre!” trilogy.

Greg Puciato, Chelsea Wolfe, Etc. To Appear On Jesse Draxler’s New Compilation Album

Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Black Queen, etc.), Chelsea Wolfe, Dylan Walker (Full Of Hell), Planet B, Ghostemane, and more will be featured on visual artist Jesse Draxler’s new compilation album “Reigning Cement.” That effort was put together after Draxler challenged the various musicians “to create sound collages/songs using only 34 sonic assets [he] supplied.” The artists were also able to add vocals if they wanted to. The record will be released digitally and as a vinyl LP packaged with a 100-page printed zine. You can listen to Walker‘s track “Time reign cemenT“ below, courtesy of Revolver.

Allegaeon Cover Yes’ “Roundabout”

Allegaeon have released a cover of Yes’ “Roundabout.” You can stream that and check out a behind the scenes video below:

Riley McShane commented:

“We’re very excited to release our rendition of ‘Roundabout‘ by YES from their 1971 album ‘Fragile‘. We have always been huge fans of progressive rock and all the genres that were birthed from that era of music – in this cover we try to showcase not only those influences, but also how we as individual musicians have been impacted by the music of yesteryear and how that impact has helped us to develop our own styles of playing.

We tracked this single with our good friend and long-time engineer Dave Otero at Flatline Audio in Denver, CO. Recording with Dave is always a treat, and this time we were fortunate enough to be joined in the studio by Metal Blade Records‘ Vince Edwards to document the experience with a hybrid, music video meets studio documentary film available for viewing here: https://youtu.be/coGYIrhz05o

Thank you all so much for listening, we hope to see you back on the road later this year and will keep you posted on any further developments in our world. Until then, stay tuned for live streams, Q&A, merch sales, and much more from the Allegaeon camp over the next few months. You rule, and thanks again.”

Forbidden’s Russ Anderson Opens Up About Rehab Stint For Alcohol Abuse

Forbidden’s Russ Anderson has taken to social media to open up about a recent rehab stint. The singer checked into a facility six months ago to get help for alcoholism.

Anderson said the following:

“To my fans and friends. Yes, I’m still alive!

October of last year I was put into a rehab and alcohol abuse center after drinking heavily most of my life. This was made possible by Craig Locicero and Mark Hernandez kicking my ass and picking me up off of rock bottom.

Between those guys and a few other amazing people that know who they are, I’m here today and not something much worse. Thanks to all of them and my counselors who helped coach me through the hardest time in my life.

I’m here to tell all my friends in bands that I’m on my way back now.

I can still remember David Vincent from Morbid Angel saying (in a helpful way) to stop smoking and drinking. To be “the guy” that did the first couple of Forbidden albums!

Another time, Matt Barlow from Iced Earth told me I was his mentor as I was sitting there slamming my second bottle of Jack Daniels. Then I watched him go out there and blow doors!

I can’t tell you how much I regret I have about my choices the last few years with Forbidden.

Now, I have been clean going on 170 days with one slip up. An wrong turn on my long road to sobriety.

There are actually some amazing things that have happened to me since I went into rehab. I’ve lost 119 pounds and now feel like screaming! I’m up for wherever the journey takes me.

I also need to say that my heart goes out to Jason Rainey, his family and the guys from Sacred Reich. It was back in the thrash metal heyday. They were the first band that Forbidden ever toured and shared a bus with. The news about Jason hit me hard.

Such a sad thing to lose the friends and bandmates we’ve made over those years. I’m teary eyed just thinking about it.

We know how that feels. Forbidden also lost Tim Calvert.

That’s it for now.

Thanks to our fans that continue to support Forbidden after all these years. It keeps me and our legacy going.

Russ Anderson”

Helmet Announce Rescheduled Dates For Australian/New Zealand 30th Anniversary Tour

Helmet have postponed the Australian/New Zealand leg of their 30th anniversary tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek will now take place in November.

Tour Dates:

11/04 Hobart, AUS – Republic Bar & Cafe
11/05 Melbourne, AUS – The Croxton Bandroom
11/06 Melbourne, AUS – The Croxton Bandroom
11/07 Adelaide, AUS – The Gov
11/08 Perth, AUS – Rosemount Hotel
11/11 Newcastle, AUS – The Cambridge
11/12 Sydney, AUS – The Metro Theatre
11/13 Brisbane, AUS – The Triffid
11/14 Brisbane, AUS – The Zoo
11/16 Auckland, NZ – Studio The Venue
11/17 Wellington, NZ – Meow
11/19 Christchurch, NZ – Cassels Blue Smoke

Watch Pro-Shot Footage Of Megadeth Performing At 2018 Resurrection Fest

Pro-shot footage of Megadeth’s set at the 2018 Resurrection Fest in Viveiro, Spain has been shared online. You can check that out below. The concert was streamed earlier today on knotfest.com. Various streams have been airing on the site every Friday and they also include live chats with the artists and exclusive merch.