Thou Release Cover Of Black Sabbath’s “Wheels Of Confusion”

Thou have released their cover of Black Sabbath‘s “Wheels Of Confusion.” This track is from Magnetic Eye Records‘ upcoming tribute to Black Sabbath‘s “Vol. 4.“ That effort is titled “Vol. 4 [Redux]“ and it will be released on October 30 alongside a “Best Of Black Sabbath [Redux]” tribute album.

Thou guitarist Andy Gibbs commented:

“I think I was most excited about making that first section really heavy. The Sabbath version doesn’t have a rhythm guitar track, and Iommi is playing that lead, so I thought that was a good chance to really lay into those root notes and pull all of the weight and emotion that we could out of the chord progression. Playing that lead part over those chords is just an incredible experience for me; so much feeling for so few notes.”

He also added:

“Overall, though, translating the song was a bit of a challenge. There’s a lot of live studio ‘on the fly’ stuff happening, some fairly sloppy playing, and the transitions are just really weird overall. Somehow it all works though. I hope we were able to do it justice.”

[via Consequence Of Sound]

Fear Factory Tease New Song

Fear Factory have posted a teaser for one of the songs off their upcoming album. You can check that out below:

The band commented:

“A message to all the fans who contributed to the GoFundMe Campaign.

You did it! We called and you delivered! You helped us reach our goal in just a mere few weeks and now, we can deliver the album that Fear Factory fans have come to expect and all truly deserve! The album is almost done being mixed + mastered and is sounding absolutely KILLER!

We cannot thank you all, each and every single one of you enough for stepping up and helping be part of making this happen.
THANK YOU!

Enjoy this new unmixed/unmastered song teaser studio update.”

Papa Roach Tease New Music In New Studio Clip

Papa Roach have shared some studio footage from their new album sessions. The clip features a tease of new music and it can be found below. The band commented:

“It’s 2020 and like all bands, we had to cancel massive tours, so we’re taking this opportunity to get in the studio and write new music together. We all got tested and quarantined ourselves in “the bubble” to write our next album.”

Sick Of It All Share Quarantine Performance Of “Hardcore Horseshoe”

Sick Of It All have shared a quarantine performance of their song “Hardcore Horseshoe.” This clip serves as the fourth video in the band’s six-part quarantine series. The group said the following:

“This week’s track ‘Hardcore Horseshoe‘ is from our latest album ‘Wake The Sleeping Dragon!‘. The muscle bound riffs and tongue in cheek lyrics show the parities of growing older in the scene and male pattern baldness brought to you by Armand and definitely a band favorite on the album. Unfortunately we haven’t had the chance to play it live (yet) because as we were about to add it Covid hit. So here it is in all its quarantine glory.”

Blood From The Soul (Napalm Death, Etc.) Premiere “Calcified Youth” Video

Blood From The Soul, the project featuring Napalm Death’s Shane Embury, have premiered a new video for their new song “Calcified Youth.” This track is from the band’s new album “DSM-5,” which will be released on November 13. Embury recorded that effort with Jacob Bannon (Converge, Wear Your Wounds), Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth, Cadaver), and Jesper Liveröd (ex-Nasum).

Disturbed Release “Down With The Sickness” Gin In Germany

Disturbed have released their own “Down With The Sickness” gin in Germany. The spirit is limited to 666 bottles and it can be purchased HERE. A description of the drink can be found below:

“Strictly limited and super strong, that’s the Down With The Sickness Gin from Disturbed. It is characterized by a fresh note of juniper, lemon balm and cardamom, combined with angelkika root and gentian, as well as subtle fruity touches of lemon and bitter orange. Like Disturbed itself, the gin is characterized by its strength of 66.6%. We only recommend it for die-hard fans.”

Listen To Official Audio Of Rage Against The Machine Frontman Zack de la Rocha’s Remix Of OutKast’s “B.O.B. (Bombs Over Baghdad)”

OutKast have released Rage Against The Machine frontman Zack de la Rocha‘s remix of their song “B.O.B. (Bombs Over Baghdad).” That track has been online for years, but this is the first time that it has received an official release. The song is one of the various bonus tracks on the 20th anniversary edition of OutKast’s “Stankonia,“ which will be released on October 30.

Billy Corgan Says Smashing Pumpkins’ “Melon Collie And The Infinite Sadness”/“Machina“ Sequel Will Be A 33-Song Rock Opera

Smashing Pumpkins recently revealed that they were planning to celebrate the 25th anniversary of “Melon Collie And The Infinite Sadness” by releasing a conceptual follow-up to that album and “Machina/The Machines Of God.“ Now, Billy Corgan has offered more information on the project, saying it will be a 33-song rock opera.

Corgan said the following:

“It’s a sequel to Melon Collie… and Machina. We’re currently working a 33-song open. Basically, if you want to call it anything else, it’s kind of a rock opera and it’s being written from the ground up as that.”

“We’re already working on that and we already have all 33 of the songs. We’re hard at work and I’ve been in the studio right now with Jimmy [Chamberlin] working out all the drum stuff.”

He continued:

“We feel like in many ways this completes the circle on everything we started and weren’t able to finish at that time, so we’re very excited about that.”

Corgan also added that the band are still planning a “full-on arena tour” as well. He said the following about his hopes for future shows:

“My dream, as I’ve said to the band internally, is that we’ll eventually be able to stage all three albums as a show. You can call it Broadway, you can call it full production, whatever you want, so my dream is that we’ll be able to do a Mellon Collie show full production, a Machina show full production and ultimately the album we’re working on now. It’ll be kind of like a living film.”

Prior to all this, Smashing Pumpkins will be releasing a new double album titled “Cyr” on November 27.

[via Loudwire]