Bring Me The Horizon‘s “Wonderful Life,“ Motionless In White‘s “Voices,” and Nita Strauss‘ “Mariana Trench” have been chosen as the themes for the “WarGames” WWE NXT TakeOver event, which is set to take place on November 17 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA as part of the “Survivor Series” PPV. Motionless In White’s track is off their latest album “Graveyard Shift,” while Bring Me The Horizon’s is off their new album “Amo” (out January 25) and Strauss’ is off her new album “Controlled Chaos” (out November 16).
Chelsea Grin, Fit For A King, and Alla Xul Elu have been added to Motionless In White and Twiztid’s Halloween shows. Here’s the dates:
10/30 Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre (feat. Chelsea Grin & Alla Xul Elu)
10/31 Sauget, IL – Pop’s (feat. Fit For A King & Alla Xul Elu)
Motionless In White and Twiztid have announced some Halloween shows together. Here’s the dates:
10/30 Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre
10/31 Sauget, IL – Pop’s
It looks like Motionless In White are “about halfway through the writing process” for their new album. Chris Motionless confirmed the news in the below interview with AntiHero Magazine:
Motionless said the following:
“We’ve been working pretty much all year, actually. We’re trying to write on the Warped Tour, and it’s impossible. I was, like, ‘Oh, man, I’m gonna go out there and I’m gonna spend a certain amount of hours every day working on music, and I haven’t really been able to do much, ’cause it’s just so much every day. By the time your day is over, you’re just wanting to chill and hang out and whatnot.
“We are about halfway through the writing process. After this tour, we’re gonna get right back into it and just go into the studio as soon as possible. We wanna get at it quickly instead of just kind of sitting back, waiting for the cycle to end, as it usually does.”
He also had the following to say about the musical direction:
“I think it’s gonna pretty revolve around what we did on the recent album, ‘Graveyard Shift’. We really, really like where that album ended up, and it’s absolutely no secret that the fans do. So to see that we love what we’re doing and the fans are also supporting it wholeheartedly…
“If you go to our Spotify [page], every single song in our Top 10, except for [the] ‘Reincarnate’ [title track], is all off the new album, and it’s been out for a year and a half. So that’s just a great indicator. That’s ways that we like to get to reinterpret the information and the data on what’s happening and get to see what the fans like as well. And to see that they back the newest thing that we’ve done just makes us want to continue in that direction. We’ll have a few — I don’t wanna say ‘experimental,’ but more risk takers on the album. We’ll definitely push in some different directions that we haven’t before, but I think it’ll be centralized around the sounds that you can find on our most recent album.”
He then added the following about the importance of exploring new musical ground:
“I think, for us, it’s been a long road of doing that — pushing to find who we are, what we wanted to do. And we’ve been through a lot of different phases of the band from the beginning till now. It’s not really even the same band. But, for us, that’s always just been what we needed to do, how we were gonna find ourselves, what the band absolutely needed to find the identity. And I think now that we’ve found it, it’ll be a little less of that; it’ll just be how do we write the best songs that we possibly can and beat our last album. It’s always a challenge for us — how do we top the last one? How do we feel like we did it? And the last album was great, but this one is even better. And as long as you’re doing that as a band, then I think that you’re in a good spot.”
Motionless In White have premiered a new video for their song “Voices.” The clip was co-directed by Travis Shinn and Jeremy Danger, and the track appears on the band’s latest album “Graveyard Shift.”
In a new post celebrating the one year anniversary of “Graveyard Shift”, Chris Motionless confirmed that Motionless In White have “officially begun full time writing” for their new album. The effort is expected to be released in 2019. This news comes after the band recently parted ways with bassist Devin “Ghost” Sola.
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Happy 1 year anniversary to Graveyard Shift! So much has happened this past year, and I can’t say thank you enough to all the fans for making this our biggest record we’ve ever released. Even more than that, thank you to all the fans who came to see us around the world on the Graveyard Shift headliners. I’ve never felt as “at home” as I did on the road for those shows singing along with you every night and putting on the types of shows we’ve dreamed of for so long. I thought this would also be a good time to inform you that @rickyhorrorx, @ryanmiw, and I have officially begun full time writing for the next album! I’m so excited to see what the remainder of the Graveyard Shift cycle will bring, and to transition into the next. Thank you!!
Motionless In White have parted ways with bassist Devin “Ghost” Sola. With him gone, former member TJ Bell (Escape The Fate) will be returning to the group as a fill-in bassist for Warped Tour.
The band said the following:
We regret to inform you that Motionless In White and long time bassist Devin “Ghost” Sola are parting ways. It has been a pleasure to have spent the past 7 years on the road around the world with Devin creating lifelong memories. We wish him nothing but the best as he enters the next chapter of his life. For more information please see Devin’s social pages @lonesomeghosts.
We will still be performing on every single date of the upcoming Vans Warped Tour 2018 and are excited to announce that ex-Motionless member TJ Bell will be filling in on bass for the duration of the tour.
Thank you for your understanding, and thank you Devin for your dedication, creativity, and all that you have contributed towards Motionless In White for the past 7 years.
Sola also issued his own statement:
“It is believed that every seven years you experience a substantial shift in your life. In 2011 I arrived at a new, exciting chapter and now in 2018 I am entering another. As of today I will officially be parting ways with Motionless In White. I’ve traveled the world, had unforgettable experiences and most importantly created friendships that will last a lifetime. I had the amazing privilege of performing and showing my art to the world and that’s truly all I could ever ask for. Unfortunately in more recent times a multitude of circumstances made it extremely difficult for me to hold on to my connection with so many. The cons simply began to outweigh the pros. It hindered my ability to live a productive life. I began deprioritizing myself and my well being. This began to take a toll on my psyche and at the hardest of times caused me to experience fatigue, overwhelming anxiety and depression. As I grow older and analyze things differently I realize that I have to consider the results of this and make a change in order to live a happy and healthy life. Thank you to every crew member, fellow musician and anyone else I shared this time with. I am incredibly fortunate for everything I have experienced and truly blessed for having such amazing and talented individuals in my life. You influenced me to be my strongest and helped me when I was at my weakest. I can’t thank you enough and love you all. Above all, thank you to every fan who has shown their sincere, incredible support. You poured your hearts out and I consider myself so lucky to be a part of the community you invited me into. You truly are the driving force. Many of you continuously touched my heart with your dedication, creativity and passion. You are the fire that kept me burning through out these past seven years and I will never forget that. I will continue to hold onto the love and energy you have all so graciously given me and place it in a positive, new environment for myself. Thank you.”