Comeback Kid Premiere “Face The Fire” Music Video

Comeback Kid have premiered a new video for their song “Face The Fire.” This track is from the band’s new album “Heavy Steps,” which was released today (January 21).

Andrew Neufeld commented:

“We were finally able to operate as a band again and tour over the last 5 months and this new video ‘Face The Fire‘ is a collection of footage and photos that I collected over that time. It is an accurate reflection of what our live shows encompass and that specific energy that we have missed so much.”

He also added:

“We are over the moon to finally put out ‘Heavy Steps‘. This album’s journey started 2 years ago when the pandemic hit and has brought us here today as one of the most collaborative efforts we have had the privilege to be involved in. From writing the album from across the country to meeting Winnipeg to jam and eventually record. Having a mixer like Will Putney gets involved and brings the sonic elements to life. It has truly been an honor.”

Metallica, Foo Fighters, The Strokes, Weezer, Etc. Set For 2022 Boston Calling Festival

The full lineup has been revealed for the 2022 Boston Calling festival. The event will take place in Allston, MA on May 27-29 and it will feature the following:

May 27: Foo Fighters, Rüfüs Du Sol, HAIM, Avril Lavigne, Cheap Trick, Oliver Tree, The Struts, Paris Jackson, The Backseat Lovers, Grandson, Paris Texas, Mob Rich, Pom Pom Squad, Born Without Bones, Avenue, Miranda Rae, and The Chelsea Curve.

May 28: The Strokes, Run The Jewels, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Black Pumas, EARTHGANG, Orville Peck, KennyHoopla, Sudan Archives, Celisse, Hinds, Frances Forever, Charlotte Sands, Julie Rhodes, Van Buren Records, Ali McGuirk, Coral Moons, and Dutch Tulips.

May 29: Metallica, Weezer, Glass Animals, Modest Mouse, Goose, Ripe, Japanese Breakfast, Cults, Peach Tree Rascals, Horsegirl, Djo, Cam Meekins, Oompa, Cliff Notez, Crooked Coast, Aaron and the Lord, and Paper Tigers.

When We Were Young Festival Expands To Two Days

Due to high demand, the 2022 When We Were Young festival has been expanded to two days. The event will now take place at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds in Las Vegas, NV on October 22-23 and it will feature the same lineup both days. As previously reported, the following artists are set to perform: My Chemical Romance, Paramore, Bring Me The Horizon, A Day To Remember, Avril Lavigne, Bright Eyes, Jimmy Eat World, AFI, The Used, Taking Back Sunday, Dashboard Confessional, Alkaline Trio, Manchester Orchestra, Pierce The Veil, I Prevail, The Story So Far, Dance Gavin Dance, The All American Rejects, Boys Like Girls, Car Seat Headrest, Sleeping With Sirens, Knocked Loose, Jxdn, Motionless In White, Black Veil Brides, Ice Nine Kills, Senses Fail, Bayside, Mom Jeans, Mayday Parade, The Maine, Neck Deep, Silverstein, Palaye Royale, Poppy, Pvris, Sasosin, Acceptance, Story Of The Year, Atreyu, Glassjaw, Lil Huddy, TV Girl, The Starting Line, Thursday, Anberlin, 30H!3, State Champs, Four Year Strong, La Dispute, Armor For Sleep, We The Kings, The Wonder Years, Royal & The Serpent, The Ready Set, Kittie, The Garden, Hawthorne Heights, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Horrorpops, The Linda Lindas, Meet Me @ The Altar, and Prentiss.

Testament Part Ways With Drummer Gene Hoglan

Testament have parted ways with drummer Gene Hoglan. A replacement has yet to be revealed.

The band commented:

“To all our Testament fans around the world,

First off, we are beyond grateful to have had Gene Hoglan behind our drum throne for ten years, several albums and countless tour dates. Unfortunately, our brother Gene’s additional tours and solo endeavors in 2022 conflict insurmountably with Testament’s rescheduled dates after two years of lost time due to the pandemic. Rather than Testament having to reschedule upcoming dates (yet again) or Gene having to cancel his own plans, we have decided to amicably part ways.

We understand that this announcement will cause some disappointment but rest assured: There is no drama, only the best of vibes between us. As Gene embarks upon a new chapter, we thank him from the bottom of our hearts for bringing the most powerful drum beats to Testament and heavy metal. We have no doubt he will continue to bring it as only he can. Gene will always be family and we ask all of you to join us in wishing him only the best of luck going forward!

Also rest assure that we will continue to deliver yet another top notch addition to Testament and will reveal soon! We will see you all on tour very soon!

– Testament“

Hoglan added:

“It’s been a great ten years folks, and now it’s time for me to move on from the mighty Testament. It merely comes down to the fact that schedules can be challenging to align for in-demand dudes like yours truly.

I wish Chuck, Eric, Alex and Stevie D the absolute best of luck as they will continue to crush as always.

I’m moving into an exciting new chapter of my career and free agency, with all that it will entail.

I’ll freely admit, I’m psyched. And I’m greatly looking forward to all the new opportunities the coming months and years are looking to bring, and again I wish my friends and family in Testament and their crew a fantastic future and all the best in ‘22 and beyond.

Thank you gentlemen, for a great ride together.

Gene”

Carnifex, Chelsea Grin, Bodysnatcher, Varials, & The Convalescence Postpone European/UK Tour

Carnifex, Chelsea Grin, Bodysnatcher, Varials, and The Convalescence have postponed their European/UK tour. The trek is now scheduled for this fall.

Tour Dates:

11/27 Karlsruhe, GER – Weisse Rose
11/28 Hamburg, GER – Logo
11/29 Roskilde, DEN – Gimle
11/30 Stockholm, SWE – Fryshuset Klubben
12/01 Gothenburg, SWE – Brewhouse
12/03 Chemnitz, GER – AJZ
12/04 Warsaw, POL – Proxima
12/05 Berlin, GER – Hole 44
12/06 Nürnberg, GER – Z-Bau
12/08 Paris, FRA – Glazart
12/09 Aarau, SWI – Kiff
12/10 Hasselt, BEL – Muziekodroom
12/12 Bristol, UK – The Fleece
12/13 Birmingham, UK – o2 Academy2
12/14 London , UK – o2 Academy Islington
12/15 Glasgow, UK – Classic Grand
12/16 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
12/17 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
12/18 Den Bosch, NET – Willem Twee
12/19 Köln, GER – Essigfabrik
12/20 München, GER – Backstage

Ibaraki (Trivium, Etc.) Premiere “Tamashii No Houkai” Music Video

Trivium’s Matt Heafy has officially launched his new black metal project Ibaraki. Heafy worked on the music for that band with Emperor’s Ihsahn and an official video for their song “Tamashii No Houkai” can be found below. Heafy said the following about the track:

“‘Tamashii No Houkai‘ means ‘the breaking of the soul’ or ‘soul collapse. It’s a Japanese term that didn’t exist before, but one we forged to reflect the song’s meaning. ‘Tamashii No Houkai‘ is co-written by Ihsahn — the legend behind Emperor and a musician who has been a longtime influence and mentor to so much that I do in music. The writing of this song was the turning point for Ibaraki — it summarized everything from the past, present, and future of what I thought black metal was, is, and could be. ‘Tamashii No Houkai‘ is the perfect summary and representation of everything that Ibaraki is… and will be.”

The Halo Effect (Ex-In Flames) Premiere “Feel What I Believe” Music Video

The Halo Effect, the new band featuring former In Flames members Mikael Stanne, Jesper Strömblad, Niclas Engelin, Peter Iwers, and Daniel Svensson, have premiered a new video for their new song “Feel What I Believe.” You can check that out below:

Stanne commented:

“‘Feel What I Believe’ is basically about how it felt growing up and discovering extreme metal in our late teens. Delving into something that was both frightening and alluring at the same time. And having that as the sole focus as you started playing in a band and in essence decided who you wanted to be. That confidence and laser focus is what still fascinates me. I love that this somehow endured over the years. This is basically us at 19 screaming, ‘How don’t you understand this?’ And even if people around us didn’t get it at the time, at least they could see our passion for it and that’s what this song is about.

The video is also reminiscent of the videos we saw growing up. A bunch of long-haired people in an abandoned warehouse playing loud music while trying to look cool, basically. What we did here though is bring it to another level thanks to Theo Gabay and his amazing team. I love that it captures the vibe of us playing and really enjoying what we do. Also it looks spectacular.”

Meat Loaf Passes Away

Meat Loaf has sadly passed away at the age of 74. According to TMZ, the musician/actor was “seriously ill” with COVID-19 before his death.

Meat Loaf’s family issued the following statement:

“Our hearts are broken to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf passed away tonight surrounded by his wife Deborah, daughters Pearl and Amanda and close friends.

His amazing career spanned 6 decades that saw him sell over 100 Million albums worldwide and star in over 65 movies, including “Fight Club”, “Focus”, “Rocky Horror Picture Show” and “Wayne’s World.”
“Bat Out of Hell” remains one of the top 10 selling albums of all time.

We know how much he meant to so many of you and we truly appreciate all of the love and support as we move through this time of grief in losing such an inspiring artist and beautiful man.

We thank you for your understanding of our need for privacy at this time.
From his heart to your souls…don’t ever stop rocking!”

Ghost To Reschedule “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Performance

Ghost postponed their appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” last night (January 20) to give themselves more time to prepare for their co-headlining tour with Volbeat. The performance will be rescheduled at a later date.

Ghost commented:

“Children of the World!

…more specifically those of you who had just started to prep your couches up for tonights’ Jimmy Kimmel Live! show.

Well, it turned out that we had a bit too much going on in Reno, getting all our shit together for the tour, however-
Our good friends at Kimmel offered us to come back & play the show at a later date during our now imminent US tour.

So – Cool your jets for today but get ready to rock with us over the coming weeks.

Are you ready?

A Nameless Ghoul“

This news comes after the band recently announced that their new album, “Impera,” will be released on March 11.