Stöner (Ex-Kyuss, Etc.) Premiere New Song “It Ain’t Free”

Stöner (ex-Kyuss, etc.) have premiered a new song titled “It Ain’t Free.” This track is from the band’s new EP “Boogie To Baja,” which will be released on February 24. Brant Bjork said the following about the song:

“Me and Nick use to trade Hardcore Punk records back when we were … young punks! We still love the old school hardcore. The kind that made you wanna slam dance… you know… before this thing called moshing. Ha! ‘IT AIN’T FREE‘ is our roots and it’s 100% Stöner!”

[via MetalSucks]

Ghost’s “Mary On A Cross” Certified Gold In The U.S.

Ghost’s “Mary On A Cross” has officially been certified gold by the RIAA. This news comes after the track recently saw an increase in popularity after going viral on TikTok due to a slowed down version that was featured in a “Stranger Things”-related video. An official “slowed+reverb” take on the song has since been released as well.

Jesus Piece Premiere “An Offering To The Night” Music Video

Jesus Piece have premiered a new video for their new song “An Offering To The Night.” You can check that out below. In other news, the band have also teamed up with Noah Clothing for a new merch line. The collection will be available on December 8 and the band will be celebrating its release during a free show at Baby’s All Right in New York, NY on December 6.

Silverstein Announce North American Tour With Dayseeker, SeeYouSpaceCowboy, & One Step Closer

Silverstein have announced a headlining North American tour. Dayseeker, SeeYouSpaceCowboy, and One Step Closer will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

03/30 Ottawa, ON – Bronson
03/31 Quebec City QC – Imperial Bell
04/01 Hartford, CT – Webster
04/02 Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
04/04 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr Smalls
04/05 Wilmington, DE – The Queen
04/07 Norfolk, VA – The Norva
04/08 Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
04/09 Raleigh, NC – Ritz
04/11 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl
04/12 New Orleans, LA – Joy Theater
04/14 Austin, TX – Mohawk
04/15 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
04/16 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
04/18 Tucson, AZ – Rialto
04/19 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
04/21 Riverside, CA – RMC
04/22 San Diego, CA – Observatory
04/23 San Francisco, CA – The Regency
04/25 Tacoma, WA – Alma
04/26 Vancouver, BC – Commodore
04/28 Edmonton, AB – Midway
04/29 Calgary, AB – Palace Theatre
04/30 Saskatoon, SK – Coors Event Centre
05/02 Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
05/04 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
05/05 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
05/06 Cleveland, OH – Agora
05/07 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection

Silverstein commented:

“We’re incredibly excited to come back to the US and Canada, with some awesome bands, rocking out in some cities we don’t get a chance to play everyday! We hand selected all the openers as they’re truly the best artists doing it in their respective genres right now. Make sure you come early and stay late! It’s an amazing lineup. Get ready to experience a set of new and old classics, with the best production we’ve ever had to compliment it. We are leaving it all on the stage this tour, with our most elaborate and intense performance ever.”

Red Hot Chili Peppers Announce 2023 North American And European Tours

Red Hot Chili Peppers have booked two new tours for next year. This includes new dates in North America and Europe.

Tour Dates:

With City And Colour & King Princess:

03/29 Vancouver, BC – BC Place Stadium

With St. Vincent & King Princess:

04/01 Las Vegas, NV – Allegiant Stadium

With The Strokes & King Princess:

04/06 Fargo, ND – FargoDome
04/08 Minneapolis, MN – US Bank Stadium
04/14 Syracuse, NY – JMA Wireless Dome

With The Mars Volta & Thundercat:

05/12 San Diego, CA – Snapdragon Stadium

With The Strokes & Thundercat:

05/14 Phoenix, AZ – State Farm Stadium
05/17 San Antonio, TX – Alamodome

Red Hot Chili Peppers:

05/19 Gulf Shores, AL – Hangout Music Festival

With The Strokes & Thundercat:

05/25 Houston, TX – Minute Maid Park

Red Hot Chili Peppers:

06/18 Landgraaf, NET – Pinkpop

With Iggy Pop:

06/21 Warsaw, POL – PGE Narodowy

Red Hot Chili Peppers:

06/24 Odense, DEN – Tinderbox

With Iggy Pop:

06/26 Mannheim, GER – Maimarktgelande

Red Hot Chili Peppers:

06/30 Werchter, BEL – Rock Werchter
07/02 Milan, ITA – I-Days
07/06 Lisbon, POR – NOS Alive
07/08 Madrid, SPA – Mad Cool

With Iggy Pop & King Princess:

07/11 Lyon, FRA – Groupama Stadium
07/14 Vienna, AUT – Ernst Happel Stadium

Red Hot Chili Peppers:

07/17 Carhaix Plouger, FRA – Les Vieilles Charrues

With The Roots & King Princess:

07/21 London, UK – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
07/23 Glasgow, UK – Hampden Park

Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With Die Tired

Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “new music showcase,” the feature where I introduce you to bands that readers of this site may find interesting. This time I have an exclusive Q&A with Die Tired.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

DIE TIRED: It’s a Good Day to Die Tired


Originally derived from the old Marines adage: “You can run, but you’ll just die tired,” one might assume that their music has ominous undertones and potentially dark themes. Well, to Die Tired it is a punk rock way of saying, “Carpe diem!”
Being from various parts of the hills and streets of Pennsylvania, the members of Die Tired all bring their own specific flare and personality to the music. Each member has a slightly different taste in music, but in one way or another, these influences blend perfectly to breathe new life into some amazingly addictive alternative and pop rock sounds.

Die Tired is a multifaceted band, pulling inspiration from classic rock, heavy metal, pop punk, and just about anything else that they can play on a guitar! On stage, their upbeat and passionate performances always leave you wanting more. It’s impossible to not tap your foot, nod your head, or belt out the lyrics to their incredibly eclectic take on rock ‘n roll. It’s a good day to Die Tired!

Die Tired is:

Matthew DeAngelis – Vocals & Guitar
Sean Boyle – Guitar
Jamieson (Jim) Lee – Bass
Brandon Ballantyne – Drums

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

DIE TIRED: Alice in Chains, Silverchair, Manchester Orchestra, Cave In, Devin Townsend, Pink Floyd, and many many more!

METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?

DIE TIRED: Our latest single is “Play.” Combining anthemic instrumentals with emotional melodies, one cannot help but get wrapped up in the energy and imagery of the song. From infectious grooves to dirty bass lines and memorable hooks, this is the high quality alt-rock you want to crank up with the windows down in the car or over a couple of beers with your best friends at the local watering hole.

Lead guitarist and vocalist Matt DeAngelis explains that “Play” is about “leaving the things that drag you down behind and pursuing what you love. Taking the people you care about the most with you and leaning into the innocence and beauty that can be found in everyday life. This song is about having fun and being free…go fall in love, skydive, travel the world; as long as it’s pure and it’s what you need.”

METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?

DIE TIRED: Dynamic, high-energy shows. We pride on pushing our technical and creative limits for our live shows. Our songs and styles vary in so many ways, yet still find a way to keep a common thread. We like to take the audience on a journey that includes different styles from hard-hitting riffs, reverb filled interludes, to improvised instrumentals. We also challenge ourselves to always put a twist on some of our songs live. Our fans have also come to expect a fun, party like atmosphere where everyone can jam along with a friend and let the music be the release everyone needs at that time.

METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band heading in 5 years?

DIE TIRED: We see multiple releases and accompanying media and shows to follow. We love being creative and constantly strive to write new and interesting music for our fans. Some singles, an EP, and a new full-length album are certainly in the future. We like to combine the music with art and visual experiences as well, such as music videos, cool cover art, and other creative collaborations. We plan on hitting a lot of shows coming up as well as big festivals all over.

Watch Multi-Camera Fan-Filmed Footage Of Pantera’s Entire First Concert In More Than 20 Years

On December 2, Pantera’s new lineup, Phil Anselmo, Rex Brown, Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne), and Charlie Benante (Anthrax), took the stage at the Hell & Heaven Metal Fest in Toluca, Mexico. Now, multi-camera fan-filmed footage of the entire show has surfaced online. You can check that out below. The concert served as the first Pantera show in over 20 years.

Evanescence Cancel Gliwice, Poland Show Due To Illness

Evanescence have cancelled their December 5 show in Gliwice, Poland due to illness. Within Temptation and Smash Into Pieces will still perform as planned.

Amy Lee issued the following statement:

“We are absolutely gutted to tell you that we will not be able to play for you tonight. There has been a relentless sickness going around our camp and it has, despite every effort, taken hold of my voice. My doctor says I can’t perform like this without damaging it, and I am doing everything I can to heal so we can finish this tour.

I know you are disappointed, believe me we are too, this is just one of those things that is out of our control. We have been looking forward to this for a long time and are already looking at ways to make it up to you. We see you, we’re so grateful to you for bringing us here again, for listening to our music, for sharing your hearts with us, we know what it means. I promise we will be back. Until then, keep your head up, stay strong, and keep rockin’!”

Poison’s Bret Michaels Announces Dates For 2023 “Parti-Gras” Tour With Night Ranger And Jefferson Starship

Poison’s Bret Michaels has officially announced the dates for his upcoming “Parti-Gras” tour. The trek will find the frontman performing with numerous special guests each night including Mark McGrath (Sugar Ray), Steve Augeri (ex-Journey), and more. Night Ranger and Jefferson Starship will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

07/13 Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre
07/15 Burgettstown, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake
07/16 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
07/21 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
07/22 Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
07/23 Camden, NJ – Freedom Mortgage Pavilion
07/28 Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
07/29 Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
07/30 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center
08/04 Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds
08/05 Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
08/06 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion

Michaels commented:

“I created ‘Parti-Gras’ as a sincere and grateful thank you to the fans, friends, and family who have rocked with me over the years. I promise to deliver positive energy, live, raw, real music, and all the bands will deliver sing-a-long hit after hit songs. Your voice will be hoarse after an epic, big, fun stage show.”