Whitesnake, L.A. Guns, Stryper, Etc. Members Featured In New Documentary On COVID-19’s Impact On The Music Industry

DailyBOOM Media have release a new documentary focusing on the harsh impact that the coronavirus pandemic has had on the music industry. The film is titled “Let The Music Play” and it features members of Whitesnake, Foreigner, Stryper, L.A. Guns, Enuff- Z’Nuff, and more. The documentary was written by executive producer Cate Meighan, with Emmy Award-winning video-editor and co-producer Heather Dauterive. It also includes an original score by award-winning multi-instrumentalist Jack Miele. Here’s a description of the film:

“A feature-length documentary by DailyBOOM Media on Covid-19’s crushing impact on the music industry as seen through the eyes of artists, musicians, promoters, venue owners, merchandisers and Save Our Stages/NIVA ambassadors.”

“Thunder Force” Soundtrack Featuring Anthrax, Ex-Slayer, Etc. Members Now Available

The new Netflix film “Thunder Force” and its soundtrack were officially released today (April 9). Composer Fil Eisler worked on the soundtrack with Scott Ian (Anthrax) and Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer) and its title track features several guests including Corey Taylor (Slipknot), Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), and electric cellist Tina Guo.

“Thunder Force” Soundtrack Track Listing:

01. “Thunder Force” (feat. Corey Taylor, Lzzy Hale, Scott Ian, Dave Lombardo & Tina Guo)
02. “Thunder Force Suite” (feat. Scott Ian and Dave Lombardo)
03. “This Town’s Gonna Get What It Deserves” (feat. Scott Ian and Dave Lombardo)
04. “Angel Wings”
05. “History Of The Miscreants” (feat. Scott Ian and Dave Lombardo)
06. “Lydia Goes Apeshit” (feat. Scott Ian and Dave Lombardo)
07. “What Does This Button Do” (feat. Scott Ian and Dave Lombardo)
08. “Enter Laser ” (feat. Scott Ian and Dave Lombardo)
09. “Super Person”
10. “The Stanton Building”
11. “Training Begins” (feat. Scott Ian)
12. “Seems Like Overkill” (feat. Scott Ian)
13. “Social Visit”
14. “6am Day Two” (feat. Scott Ian)
15. “Cooked”
16. “Go Time”
17. “Super Suits” (feat. Scott Ian and Dave Lombardo)
18. “Purple Lambo”
19. “The Diner Attack” (feat. Scott Ian and Dave Lombardo)
20. “The Special One”
21. “Training Complete” (feat. Scott Ian and Dave Lombardo)
22. “Like Thunder”
23. “I Like ‘Em Thick”
24. “Hold It Calamari” (feat. Scott Ian and Dave Lombardo)
25. “Boom”
26. “In The Public Eye” (feat. Scott Ian and Dave Lombardo)
27. “It Feels Like I Need To Kill Them”
28. “Dumpster Fight” (feat. Scott Ian and Dave Lombardo)
29. “What Brings You By”
30. “The Crab”
31. “Boss Battle” (feat. Scott Ian and Dave Lombardo)
32. “Thought This One Through”
33. “Thunder Force Out” (feat. Scott Ian and Dave Lombardo)

Eisler commented:

“When Ben and I first talked about what the score should be, it was more of a conversation about how much Ben didn’t want it to be a comedy score and how it had to feel like a legitimate superhero movie. The comedy had to work so there’s always this fine line between writing something that’s going to elevate the story but also have fun and not take itself too seriously.

So when I saw that Melissa’s character was a metal fan and even mentioned Slayer in the film, I just thought ‘This is it. This is how we can make a kick arse score and have some fun at the same time.’ After that, there was no question – if you’re going to work in a genre, especially metal, you can’t dabble. You have to have the real thing. Choosing the right musicians for a score is no different to casting actors in a movie really. I was just lucky enough to be able to cast Scott Ian and Dave Lombardo, both metal legends who brought more to the project than I could have ever hoped for.”

Cheap Trick Bassist Tom Petersson Recovering From Open-Heart Surgery

Cheap Trick bassist Tom Petersson is currently recovering from open-heart surgery. He said the following about that:

“Hi everyone, You may have noticed that I was sitting down during Stephen Colbert’s ‘Late Show’ performance last night. I had to have open heart surgery a month ago and am under doctor’s orders to take it easy. I’m currently recuperating and slowly but surely getting stronger every day. Can’t wait to get back to see all of you again soon.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Sabaton Premiere “The Royal Guard” Video

Sabaton have released an English version of their latest single “Livgardet.” This version of the track is titled “The Royal Guard” and an official video for it can be found below:

Bassist Pär Sundström commented:

“Since 2012 and ‘Carolus Rex’, we felt that we were not done with the history of our fatherland. Over the past years, we have been discussing around topics until something obvious came up. One of the oldest military regiments in the world, the Swedish Royal Guard (Livgardet), was formed in the SABATON home region in Sweden, Dalecarlia, in 1521 by the legendary Swedish king Gustav Vasa. For the past 500 years, they have evolved with the times and served under various kings and queens around the world and are still active today. We felt that such an anniversary would be worth a song, and we aimed at writing a respectful tribute, an anthem for this Swedish regiment and its legacy. The rich 500 years of history is, needless to say, extremely hard to fit into one song, and that is why we mainly focused on the parts and battles that happened during the age of the Swedish Empire. We aimed to write a respectful tribute, a powerful anthem, for this Swedish regiment and its remarkable legacy.”

Napalm Death To Reissue “Time Waits For No Slave” & “Utilitarian” On Vinyl

Napalm Death have announced that they will be reissuing “Time Waits For No Slave” and “Utilitarian” on June 4. Pre-orders for “Time Waits For No Slave” are available HERE and pre-orders for “Utilitarian” are available HERE. The records will be available on CD and the following vinyl colors:

“Time Waits For No Slave“:

Black LP – unlimited
Brown LP – 200x copies via CM Webshop Europe & Coretex
Neon green LP – 200x copies via EMP
Bright gold LP – 200x copies via Nuclear Blast
Neon orange LP – 300x copies via CM Distro and Webshop Europe

“Utilitarian“:

Black LP – unlimited
Bottle Green LP – 200x copies via CM Webshop Europe & Coretex
Bright gold LP – 200x copies via EMP
Transparent magenta LP – 200x copies via Nuclear Blast
Grey LP – 300x copies via CM Distro and Webshop Europe

36 Crazyfists Reportedly Planning To Continue Without Vocalist Brock Lindow

Last month, Steven Holt posted a statement that seemed to suggest that he had exited 36 Crazyfists. However, it now looks like vocalist Brock Lindow is the one who will be leaving the group. Holt had the following exchange with a fan on social media:

“don’t want to be that guy but i have to know, is 36 done?”

“dude I hate to be that guy, but I’ve got a massive amount of music written this winter, certain parties may not be involved, it is what it is, there will be 36 music from our camp this year, guaranteed. Which includes Myself, Kobra and Bear.”

This new comes as rumors of a past financial dispute involving Lindow have been circulating.

[via MetalSucks]

Kittie’s Morgan Lander To Guest On New We Are Pigs Song “Moot”

Kittie’s Morgan Lander will be guesting on a new We Are Pigs song titled “Moot.” That track is scheduled to be released on April 16.

Primal Fear Premiere Video For New Single “I Will Be Gone” Featuring Tarja Turunen (Ex-Nightwish)

Primal Fear have released a new EP titled “I Will Be Gone.” The effort features five songs including the updated title track, which features Tarja Turunen (Ex-Nightwish), a new song titled “Vote Of No Confidence,” and three bonus tracks, “Rising Fear,” “Leave Me Alone,” and “Second To None,” from the limited digipack edition of “Metal Commando.” You can find an official video for “I Will Be Gone” below:

Primal Fear bassist Mat Sinner commented:

“There were three famous vocalists on our final wish list. That it was Tarja who got involved in this song is a matter of pure joy for all of us. Working together on the song and video was totally relaxed and professional — a great experience also because Tarja’s and Ralf’s [Scheepers] voices go together incredibly well. Now, we can expand the ‘Metal Commando’ saga with a unique chapter. We’re all really proud of this single.”

Turunen added:

“I was very happy to receive the invitation to take part in Primal Fear’s beautiful song ‘I Will Be Gone’. We started our careers nearly at the same time many years ago, and finally got a chance to work together. I love the song and personally it helped me to stay connected and rock again, even if at the studio this time. I really hope that people will like this collaboration and that it will bring them joy especially during these difficult times we are living through at the moment.”