Tallah Removed From Avatar Tour Due To COVID-19 Outbreak Within The Band

Tallah have revealed that members of the band have tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, the group have been removed from their tour with Avatar and Magic Sword. You can help them out by donating via GoFundMe.

The band initially issued the following statement:

“Last night several members of Tallah tested positive for COVID. Unfortunately this means that we will be unable to carry on the tour with Avatar and will miss Louder Than Life Festival this weekend. It also means we are stranded in Nebraska and having to isolate for 10 days in an RV.

We need help from our fans to pay for hotel rooms so band members can rest up, isolate properly and then get home safe. For a new band like Tallah, every single date of the tour is very important to us. Not only to play to our fans in each city but also to make the tour work financially.

Because this tour is likely to come to an end now we are going to be down a huge amount of money as stuff has already been paid for. Anything you can afford to give would really help us out. We hope we can get back on the road soon and sorry to anyone who was looking forward to seeing us in the next few weeks.”

The later added:

“As you already know, some of your members caught COVID-19.

Due to some miscommunication about Avatar‘s COVID guidelines, their management has decided to remove us from the rest of the Going Hunting Tour.

We would have loved to continue the tour once we got better and tested negative, but that decision was not ours to make.

We appreciate everyone who came out to see us and wanted to see us on the rest of this tour, there is always next time.

If you’d like to continue your support, we have setup a GoFundMe to recoup some of our losses. See you soon.


[via The PRP]

Tallah Recruit Fire From The Gods, Chelsea Grin, & Guerrilla Warfare Members For New Song “Vanilla Paste”

Tallah have premiered a new video for their new song “Vanilla Paste.” That track features a number of special guests including: Fire From the Gods’ AJ Channer, Chelsea Grin’s Tom Barber, and Guerrilla Warfare’s Garrett Hood. Tallah’s Justin Bonitz told Loudwire that the song is “basically about having bullshit forced down your throat, whether it is lies from the media, unimportant drama, abuse from a significant other, etc.” He also added:

“‘Vanilla Paste‘ represents something you are digesting which has no nutritional value or substance. It is just flavored paste. It tastes sweet and stimulates your senses, but it is not actually doing anything for you. You cannot survive off of nothing, and that is what that crap is, nothing. In this song, we have people who have been fed this ‘nothing’ their whole lives. They are tired of it [and] ready to make a change.”

Listen To Tallah’s Cover Of “Friend Like Me” From “Aladdin”

Tallah have shared a cover of “Friend Like Me” from the film “Aladdin.” The group claim that the track will appear on an “Aladdin” covers EP, titled “Talladin,“ which is set to be released on Patreon in the near future. However, considering that today is April Fool’s Day, the whole thing could just be part of a joke.

Tallah Premiere “No One Should Read This” Music Video

Tallah have premiered a new video for their song “No One Should Read This.” This track is from the band’s latest album “Matriphagy.” Drummer Max Portnoy commented:

“‘No One Should Read‘ This is probably my favorite track off the album. It’s one of the heaviest and most relentless Tallah songs, and I wanted to captivate that same energy visually with this video. The imagery is very dark, creepy, and chaotic and was a ton of fun to put together and shoot DIY style. The end result is one of my favorite videos I’ve put together.”

Crossfaith’s Terufumi Tamano Remixes Tallah’s “Overconfidence”

Tallah have shared a new remix of their song “Overconfidence.” This version of the track was remixed by Crossfaith’s Terufumi Tamano.

Tamano commented:

“This is a new chaos. I was captivated by how dramatically insane ‘Overconfidence‘ was when I listened to it for the first time. Listen to this song until you will get musically overdosed.”

Tallah added:

“We’re really humbled at how much Crossfaith appreciated our music enough to remix it. They definitely brought their own raw energy into it and gave it some new life. We totally encourage anyone who is into our stuff to have fun with it and make it unique to how it speaks to you.”

As previously reported, Tallah‘s new album “Matriphagy” will be released on October 2.

Tallah Premiere “L.E.D.” Music Video

Tallah have premiered a new video for their new song “L.E.D.“ This track is from the band’s new album “Matriphagy,” which will be released on October 2.

Frontman Justin Bonitz commented:

“‘L.E.D.‘ is my personal favorite song on ‘Matriphagy‘. To me, this is the essence of that old-school, Nineties nu-metal fused with 2020 hardcore, and some sludge. We have rapping, turntables, driving guitars, groovy drums, and some funky-ass bass, all over a weird time signature. The track is pretty weird and unpredictable as a whole. Vocally, I love to sing this song! The chorus is bound to get people pumped up, and the final breakdown should be illegal.

In terms of ‘Matriphagy‘, this song takes place right after ‘Placenta.’ Lyrically, it represents a relapse (non-drug/alcohol-related). With ‘Matriphagy‘ being a concept album, all the songs flow into each other, especially the lyrics. The themes build and revolve around the other tracks, and ‘L.E.D.‘ relies heavily on the messages from ‘Placenta‘ and ‘Overconfidence.’

If ‘Overconfidence‘ is about realizing your flaws/who is controlling you, and ‘Placenta‘ is about cutting loose from that, ‘L.E.D.‘ is about being a coward, turning back/giving in, getting angry you were not strong enough to deal with the situation, but blaming it all on someone else instead of taking responsibility for your own failure.”

Tallah Premiere “Placenta” Music Video

Tallah have premiered a new video for their new song “Placenta.“ This track is from the band’s new album “Matriphagy,” which will be released on October 2. Frontman Justin Bonitz commented:

“Too many people fit themselves into the mold. Heck, there are people who think they are being ‘unique’, but in reality, that ‘uniqueness’ is just another mold, part of another small community, and I am sick of the pride and delusion. I am tired of seeing people give in to the desires and comforts of others. It is time to cut the fucking cord and be your own person with your own beliefs, own goals, own dreams!”

[via Metal Hammer]

Tallah Premiere “Red Light” Music Video

Tallah have premiered a new video for their new song “Red Light.“ This track is from the band’s new album “Matriphagy,” which will be released on October 2.

Justin Bonitz commented:

“‘Red Light‘ is sheer chaos. It is a madman rambling. Unlike some of the other songs on ‘Matriphagy‘, the concept behind ‘Red Light‘ is very much obscured in a delirious fog. The story is there, the themes are there, but everything is jumbled together by the character’s stream of consciousness, guilt, and wild emotions. Between the angry, driving drums, odd time signatures, operatic vocals, rapping, villainous theatrics, and chunky guitar/bass, the message almost gets lost.

The overall point of the song is, ‘It’s time to stop.’ Whether it be a toxic thought pattern, delusion, addiction, depression, insecurity, trying to control each other, whatever, the theme of the song is, ‘It’s time to stop.’ Stop getting distracted by yourself and all the little, screwed up issues you have, and look at the big picture. Your house was built on quicksand, and you are going under.”

[via Metal Injection]