Deftones Announce “Ohms” Pale Ale

Deftones have teamed up with Belching Beaver Brewery once again to create a new pale ale named after their latest album “Ohms.” The beer will be available in select cities on February 1 and the band had the following to say about it:

“Announcing our latest Deftones x Belching Beaver collaboration, and the newest member of our collection: Ohms Pale Ale. This new recipe blends citrus notes with lemon peel and light pine, providing a more nuanced and complex flavor than your standard pale ale. 16oz. 4-packs will be available on February 1 for a limited time in select U.S. cities. More details, including nearest distributor locations, can be found at belchingbeaver.com upon its release.”

Jason Bieler Premieres New Video For “Beyond Hope” Featuring Skindred, Megadeth, Etc. Members

Jason Bieler (Saigon Kick) has premiered a new video for his song “Beyond Hope.“ The track, which features Benji Webbe (Skindred), David Ellefson (Megadeth), and Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses, etc.), is from Jason Bieler And The Baron Von Bielski Orchestra’s new album, “Songs For The Apocalypse,” which was released on January 22.

Dee Snider To Begin Tracking Vocals For New Album

Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) is planning to enter the studio tomorrow (January 25) to begin tracking vocals for the follow-up to his Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed) produced metal album “For The Love Of Metal.” He tweeted the following about that:

Cheap Trick Tease New Song “Light Up The Fire”

Cheap Trick have shared a teaser for their new song “Light Up The Fire.” The full track will be released on January 28.

Mike Mangini Finishes Tracking Drums For New Dream Theater Album

Mike Mangini has finished tracking drums for the new Dream Theater album. According to him, the effort will be “energetically unrelenting.”

Mangini said the following:

“My drums for DT15 are complete. This is a long post, but for those of you just like me who need positive inspiration more than ever, this is for you:

I’ve not played on an album this energetically unrelenting start to finish since Annihilator. But the wild thing is the amount of vintage DT melody weaved on to that kind of energy. I’ve never tapped into more advanced uses of my old and new chops in musical ways because of a monumentally collaborative effort of 5 like-minded, organic/evolving individuals. Is it from the forced lockdown like other music I’ve heard released? Maybe. Is it from nobody individually or collectively trying to do anything specific musically except just play and be a daring 19-year-old again? Probably. I never say that any new album is better than another. It never seems to be to me after reading, “this is our best blah blah blah.” What I’m communicating is exactly what it is about DT15 that sticks out as being significant and important to me. Better? That’s pointless given so many different tastes. Who cares.

However, it’s really cool that the band and individuals can keep progressing at this career stage. But we’re supposed to given how we’re defined. Accordingly, there’s all the “familiarity” one needs in this new music, but it’s definitely not the same old fills/chords/beats. Besides, what could be more boring than a defined “progressive” musician not being creative, dynamic, and growing physically and creatively from album to album? That would be kinda like a poker machine spitting out the same hands game after game, year after year.

Earning good mechanics is a great thing as it pertains to consistency and avoiding playing poorly. But A TRUE machine is a thing that doesn’t grow. That’s OK unless your thing, your claim, is to be a “progressive” musician. We strive to “complete” who we are even though nobody can fully “complete” everything. No creative growth truly defines and = a “BOT” so to speak. DT15 is no such thing and I’m excited to report back with so much joy. BTW: I took used items from the session for my store.”

Stephen Pearcy Announces “Backstage Past” Docuseries, Says He Wouldn’t Want To Release A New RATT Album Without The Classic Lineup

RATT frontman Stephen Pearcy has revealed that he planning to launch a new docuseries called “Backstage Past.” The show will begin filming on February 23.

Here’s a description of the series:

“With virtual gigs becoming a new norm and the new “house party,” Pearcy will introduce his “house party”-style sessions on his soon-to-be-released docuseries, “Backstage Past”, on ASY TV (Roku, Amazon Fire, Apple TV). Expect the unexpected — from touring around locations from MICKEY RATT and early RATT days to behind the scenes of Stephen’s livestreams to jamming with friends.”

In other news, Pearcy also discussed the possibility of a new RATT album on SiriusXM’s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk” [via Blabbermouth]:

“I wouldn’t wanna put a RATT record out there without the original guys. I mean, it just wouldn’t make sense. We’ve tried it.

Look, I accepted it a long time ago when Robbin [Crosby, late RATT guitarist] left the band, we lost a big element of direction. He was my right-hand man creating this monster. And I knew it — I knew once he was out, we would be going through motions. It’s all cool, and it’s great, but how many replacements can you have in a band and still consider it legit? So if we’re gonna have something on plastic, so to speak, forever, I’d rather have the original band do a record and just not do a RATT record until that day comes — if it ever happens.”

He also added the following when asked when he last spoke to guitarist Warren DeMartini:

“Probably a couple of weeks back. We had some business to talk about, him and I, about some of the stuff we wrote. Which is great, ’cause Warren and I actually had a song in the can, written, that we can actually play and release. And there was another one we were starting to work on that was amazing. So you get me and Warren in a room, and we’ll start writing immediately.”

He continued when asked if DeMartini would be open to doing something with RATT again:

“No. I can’t say anything like that. All I’m saying is we had stuff to talk about, and a couple of songs that we did, and that’s it. And a record of ours. And we just chatted. So that’s where it went.”

Pearcy went on to say that he has also been speaking to drummer Bobby Blotzer again:

“I do talk to Bobby. Bobby and I are — it’s love-hate, brother kind of a gig. We keep in touch and talk about positive things. He still has interest, so there are some things to talk about. And Warren is the same.

Look, life goes on. Life’s short. Hate’s not a good thing. There’s communication. But I can’t say anything.”

Pearcy then reiterated his desire to make a new album with the classic lineup:

“As far as doing a record right now, I really wouldn’t wanna have guys that weren’t really in the band on the record. And I think that was Warren’s sentiment a long time ago — without having me on a record — so I’m just giving back the courtesy consideration.

I would really like to actually finish the song that Warren and I had started, and the one that we have in the can, I would love to release it. I’m gonna talk to him about it, if we can just put it out there and just turn people on. He’s not some aggro dude right now. I’m not aggro at any of these people. Look, we created this great thing, and if there’s gonna be a RATT record, I just off the top of my head said I wanna do it with the original guys, if we’re gonna do one — or don’t even bother. The catalog is what you get. Or you get my solo stuff, which is as close as you’re gonna get to RATT music. And that’s it… If we ever do a [RATT] record, let it be the real guys, and call it a day. If that’s the last thing we do, well, let’s do it. If not, hey, we’ve got the records. That’s all I can say.”

Pearcy also talked about the importance of not letting personal differences get in the way of the band:

“Look, we’re not the most dysfunctional band on the planet. I’ve said it before, there are bands much more dysfunctional — MÖTLEY [CRÜE], GN’R [GUNS N’ ROSES], you name ’em — but the smart ones make an effort to take care of business. MÖTLEY — I don’t know if they even talk to each other, but they’re getting the business done. And that’s where I’m at. What are you — punishing somebody? You’re getting back at somebody? You’re holding a grudge, vendetta… It’s all bullshit. We’re all gonna die anyway. Go figure it out.”

Breaking In A Sequence Release New EP “Acronym”

Breaking In A Sequence, aka Bias (ex-Korn/Core 10), have released a new EP titled “Acronym.” The effort features the following tracks:

01. “Pity”
02. “Hesitation”
03. “Change Your Mind”
04. “Midlife Crisis” (Faith No More cover)
05. “Anything But Right”
06. “Delusional”

Svalbard Seeking Fan Footage For “Silent Restraint” Music Video

Svalbard are currently seeking fan footage that they can use in their upcoming video for “Silent Restraint.” The band said the following about that:

“Want to be in the new video for ‘Silent Restraint’? Please send footage of dancing, miming, pets and pals to svalbardvid@gmail.com. Please film in landscape if using phone camera. Deadline: Sunday Feb 7th.”