Angel Du$t Sign With Roadrunner Records, Premiere New Songs “Big Ass Love” & “Take Away The Pain“

Angel Du$t have signed a new deal with Roadrunner Records. With this news, the group have also premiered two new songs titled “Big Ass Love” and “Take Away The Pain.“ Justice Tripp (also of Trapped Under Ice) commented:

“We recorded these two hot tracks with the king, William Yip. The songs are very much Angel Du$t, while the production is some whole other shit. Feels good to complete our team with a label that fucks with our vision.”

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Ryan Knight (Ex-The Black Dahlia Murder, Etc.) Streams New Song “Chica Funk”

Ryan Knight (ex-The Black Dahlia Murder, etc.) is streaming a new song titled “Chica Funk.” This track is from his new solo album “Sunbelt Bliss,“ which will be released on November 16.

Knight said the following about the new album:

“A little over a year ago I tracked an album of 9 tunes with some great musicians/people in Atlanta, Ga. Co-produced with bassist Kevin Scott (Jimmy Herring Band, Wayne Krantz, FORQ), it was an arduous process, and much respect to those out there working on your own endeavors and seeing them through.

Ultimately, I wanted to write some melodic, catchy tunes that were much different than anything else I’d been involved with in the past. The end result of that is Sunbelt Bliss. Huge thanks to the gentlemen who lended me their talents and support, Sunbelt Bliss will be officially avail Nov 16th on iTunes, Spotify, amazon, etc, but you can preorder digital here ryanknightguitar.bandcamp.com and physical here www.sunbeltbliss.com, cheers!”

Watch Special “The Fest” Episode Of “Two Minutes To Late Night”

“Two Minutes To Late Night” have shared a new special that was filmed during “The Fest” in Gainesville, FL. This episode features War On Women filling in for the show’s usual house band Mutoid Man and they can be seen covering Fugazi‘s “Blueprint.”

Static-X’s Tony Campos Opens Up About His Strained Relationship With The Late Wayne Static

Static-X’s classic lineup recently announced they were reuniting for a new album called “Project Regeneration” and a “Wisconsin Death Trip” 20th anniversary tour. However, their decision was met with some controversy due to the strained relationship and legal dispute between late frontman Wayne Static and bassist Tony Campos. Now, Campos has addressed those concerns in a YouTube comment on the teaser video for the new album.

Campos said the following:

“A message directly from Tony:

Thank you so much for all of the positive vibes and excitement around what we’re doing with Project Regeneration. I wanted to take a few minutes to personally address some of the questions and misinformation surrounding the dynamics of my relationship with Wayne, particularly towards the end.

It is important for people to remember that I worked, side by side with Wayne, for more than 15 years. He and I shared some of the most amazing experiences of our lives together! We worked together, played together, and helped each other achieve our childhood dreams. Through it all, we developed a friendship that went beyond the band. Together, along with Ken and Koichi, we brought Static-X from the streets of LA, all the way to the main stages of Ozzfest. We made 6 albums together, and shared more on a personal level than I can even put into words.

Several people came and went through the ranks of Static-X throughout the years. Managers, agents, band members, etc. Through everything, I remained a steady partner to Wayne in Static-X. I love the band, and I love the music that we all made together.

Being in a band comes along with many challenges. Success, pressure, expectations, fame, money, personal influences, and egos can all be very divisive factors for people that are working and living in such close quarters for extended periods of time. When you add drugs and alcohol into the mix, it can be very easy to lose yourself, and lose sight of what’s really important.

As time went on, Wayne began to isolate himself from the band. Drugs and alcohol truly began to take over. His personal life became more of the focal point of Static-X, and was on display during band interviews as well as on stage. I found myself in many uncomfortable positions, and began to feel the need to stand up for myself and protect the integrity of the band that we worked so hard to build.

Unfortunately, Wayne and I eventually reached a point where it seemed impossible to overcome our differences. Wayne expressed his intent to go solo, so we agreed to take some time away from one another and to give Static-X a break. Neither Wayne or I quit the band. Our partnership remained intact, while our personal differences kept us from working together.

After some time, Wayne expressed the desire to tour his solo band under the name of Static-X. I knew that it remained impossible for me to insert myself back into that toxic environment, so I reluctantly agreed to give Wayne my blessing to tour Static-X, without my involvement, for a limited time. We both came to a business agreement and we went about our separate lives.

During that tour, some legal troubles involving drugs took place, and ultimately led to cutting the tour short. While Wayne did also have a lingering health issue, it was this incident that ultimately ended the Wayne “solo band” touring as Static-X experiment.

Wayne returned to his solo project and I continued touring with my other projects. We both had hurt feelings. Wayne was angry that I didn’t want to continue on with the way things were and I was angry over how helpless I was to stop any of it from happening to begin with. To make matters worse, we both began vocalizing our unhappiness and our frustrations with one another publicly. I sincerely regret us doing that.

In the end, you can never be prepared to lose someone that you have cared about, so unexpectedly. In my heart, I hoped that Wayne would eventually rise above his demons and that we would reconcile. I was not prepared for Wayne’s passing. None of us were. It was devastating for me. I never got to reconcile with my friend. I never got to apologize, or to forgive to my friend while he was still alive. I never got to say goodbye.

Unless you have unexpectedly lost someone, you may not truly be able to understand what I am expressing. It changes everything. It makes you realize how short and fragile life is, and how lucky we all are to be alive. It makes you replay all of the situations in your head and wish that you could have done things differently. All of that, while having to accept the fact that your friend is gone, and that you will never get to express any of this to them.

The bottom line is:

I miss Wayne. Despite our differences and disagreements, he was my friend for over a decade. He was my brother and my partner. Many of the people that were closest to Wayne in the early years were driven out of his life towards the end. In our own ways, we all did our best to reach him, but we were all powerless to save him.

I wish that Wayne was here, celebrating 20 years of Wisconsin Death Trip with us. I truly believe in my heart, that if Wayne were sober and healthy, and had distanced himself from the negative influences in his life, he’d be doing this with us. I know that Kenny and Koichi feel the same way that I do.

Making this record with Ken, Koichi, and our friends, and bringing this to all of the fans, is the best way that I can think of to express my love, my respect, and my admiration to my old friend. Having personally reached out to Wayne’s family and gaining their blessing, I feel like this is the right way to celebrate and remember who Wayne truly was, and all the good times we had together. This is the send off Wayne deserves.

In closing, I just want to say, I am not interested in rehashing the things that divided us. I am only interested in celebrating the things that brought us all together. I hope this has been a helpful insight. I look forward to bringing everyone together as we celebrate Wayne’s life, and the music we all made together in Static-X.

I thank you all for the love and support!

Tony Campos.”

Slash Feat. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators Premiere “Mind Your Manners” Video

Slash Feat. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators have premiered a new video for their song “Mind Your Manners.” This track is from the band’s latest album “Living The Dream.” Director and editor Clifton Collins put together the clip using fan-filmed footage captured on Cinebody during the group’s October 16 show at the Palladium in Hollywood, California. Slash commented:

“It was great to involve the fans to make this video. They did an awesome job! Having Clifton shoot as well as edit it all together was just perfect.”