Winners Revealed For 2018 Kerrang! Awards

The winners have been revealed for the 2018 Kerrang! Awards. You can check those out below. The ceremony was held at Islington Assembly Hall in London, England today (June 21).


  • Best British Breakthrough: Dream State
  • Best International Breakthrough: Code Orange
  • Best Song: Neck Deep – “In Bloom”
  • Best Album: Enter Shikari – “The Spark”
  • Best British Live Act: Architects
  • Best International Live Act: Foo Fighters
  • Best British Band: Biffy Clyro
  • Best International Band: Foo Fighters
  • Kerrang! Inspiration: Joe Perry
  • Kerrang! Legend: Corey Taylor
  • Kerrang! Icon: Tony Iommi

SECT Announce July Dates

SECT (Earth Crisis, Fall Out Boy, etc.) have announced some July East Coast shows. Here’s the dates:

07/13 Washington, DC – The Pinch
07/14 Brooklyn, NY – Kingsland
07/15 Philadelphia, PA – The Fire

DC, BROOKLYN, and PHILLY!! See you in July!! #sectxvx #xvx #nocurefordeath

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Hyro The Hero Premieres “Live Your Fuckin Life” Music Video

Hyro The Hero has premiered a new video for his new song “Live Your Fuckin Life,” via Revolver. You can check that out HERE. The track is from his new album “Flagged Channel,” which will be released on June 29. Hyro commented:

“Pure adrenaline rush to wake the people up. The zombies are coming in this social media generation and ‘Live Your Fuckin Life‘ is a warning to the people that are woke and the people still asleep. This video gives you that old-school horror feel complimented by nostalgic Nineties vibe close-up shots. The message I’m sending definitely comes across.”

Scars On Broadway Share Part Two Of “Dictator” Video Series

Daron Malakian (System Of A Down) And Scars On Broadway have shared the second episode of the video series on the making of their new album “Dictator.” That effort will officially be released on July 20.

Black Veil Brides’ Ashley Purdy: “I Never Once Said, ‘The Band Is Breaking Up'”

Black Veil Brides bassist Ashley Purdy has issued a statement regarding comments he made on a since deleted episode of Another FN Podcast, in which he seemed to imply the band would be breaking up after Warped Tour. According to him, his statement was taken out of context, but considering he literally said the trek “is where you are going to see Black Veil Brides for the last time ever in your entire lives,” the confusion was understandable.

Here’s Purdy’s new statement:

“Just for the record and clarification: And this is expressed in great humor..

I never once said, “the band is breaking up”, as news outlets used as their headline to click bait you basically into reading way more into a story than it actually was.

The miss information came from a podcast that i was doing with a fellow musician and another industry colleague where we we’re just having a discussion about music and laughing and having a good time.

It was basically a friendly discussion and less of an interview but when someone did ask what’s on the horizon for Black Veil Brides the honest answer is still the same.

We have eight shows left on the Final Warped Tour ever, so again, yes, that’s the last time you’ll see us play there, and again, come see us now as this will be the last time. See the context.

We have one festival show out in October and that’s it, so yeah thats all thats on the calendar and that’s kind of how all of that got taken out of context.

Very few listened to the entire podcast in it’s entirety before that headline quote of the band breaking up got blown outta proportion, of course for something news worthy it played into the dramatic.

But honestly, it was a lighthearted and fun discussion that one news outlet just writes Ashley says “the band is breaking up” and then so on and so forth everyone just takes that and runs with it again out of context from the entire discussion and not the literal words i’ve ever said.

Anyhow, Day 1 of Warped and we’re all excitedly looking forward to performing for you all. ‘See us now cuz you won’t see us there again.’ Lol”

This news comes after frontman Andy Biersack shot down the break up rumors following Purdy’s initial comments.

SUMAC Announce North American Tour With Dälek & Infernal Coil

SUMAC have announced a headlining tour with Dälek and Infernal Coil. The band will be touring in support of their new album “Love In Shadow“ (out September 21).

Tour Dates:

09/01 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle (‘Scorched Tundra X‘) (no Dälek & Infernal Coil)
09/02 Rock Island, IL – Rock Island Brewing Company (with John Mueller & Infernal Coil) (no Dälek)
09/03 Detroit, MI – El Club
09/04 Toronto, ON – The Garrison
09/05 Montreal, QC – Bar Le “Ritz” P.D.B.
09/06 Allston, MA – Great Scott
09/07 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
09/08 Brooklyn, NY – National Sawdust (with Lussuria) (no Infernal Coil)
09/09 Philadelphia, PA – PhilaMOCA
09/11 Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
09/12 Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
09/14 Durham, NC – The Pinhook
09/15 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
09/16 Nashville, TN – The End

Alex Rudinger Exits Good Tiger

Alex Rudinger has announced his departure from Good Tiger. The drummer is leaving the group to “purse other opportunities.”

Rudinger said the following:

“To anyone that isn’t interested / doesn’t care enough to read a few paragraphs, the short is: After much thought, I’ve decided to leave my band, Good Tiger, to pursue other opportunities.

If you’re inclined to know a bit more as to why, please continue reading!

This is something that I’ve been thinking about for quite some time. Everyone in the band was well aware of it, and did nothing but encourage me to do what was best for myself. Those four individuals – Dez, Morgan, Jo, & Elliot, are the reason I joined (and helped start) this band. They are truly exceptional people, and I hold them very close to my heart.

At varying times throughout the last few years I’ve felt uncertain as to what I wanted long-term out of this band, and also from a personal satisfaction standpoint in my overall career (something I have much more clarity on now). On top of this, the health of a close family member came into question recently (when I left mid-way through our headline tour), forcing me to re-evaluate certain long term plans.

Life can certainly throw things at you that you don’t expect, and it’s not always easy. But I feel immensely fortunate to have been in a band with such amazing people when life threw me this recent curve ball – I was shown nothing but support. With that said, pairing this change in my personal life with the continual desire I’ve felt to pursue other things throughout these last few years has made this decision relatively simple for me.

I have every intention of continuing my career in music, but in truth am not sure where I’m headed next. So to all bands out there, if you’re looking for a drummer, feel free to reach out. Whether it’s a fill-in / session position, full-time, or anything else, I am quite excited to explore whatever opportunities may arise, and I will certainly still be touring whenever the right opportunity presents itself.

In the meantime, I will be continuing my work at home as usual with teaching, session work, videos / online content, as well as an exciting new business I’ve recently started (with good-buddy Anup Sastry). But let it be known that I am indeed available and looking for more work.

Before I sign off, I’d like to say a few more things about the phenomenal human beings that I’ve had the pleasure of being in a band with for the last three and a half years. I met most of them long before we started this band, and connected with them incredibly as people.

After having been in a variety of bands / situations prior to Good Tiger that weren’t always terrifically healthy, all I wanted was to be in a band with good people that I loved and trusted. Dez, Jo, Morgan, and Elliot personify these qualities, and I will cherish all of the experiences we had together for the rest of my life. They have done so much for me, not only as a bandmate, but especially as friends.

Deciding to leave a band where you truly love all of the members is a peculiar thing, but from a creative, personal, and business standpoint, I know that it is time to move on. In coming to this conclusion, they have done nothing but show me love and support in return, and it is without a doubt the most amicable departure from a band that I can imagine. All they want is for me to be happy, and I want the same for them.

Fun little story: I would often annoy Elliot (in a joking way) when I needed a hand with something on tour. I’d say – “C’monnnnn duuuude, we’re friends!! Help me out!!!”. He would jokingly reply – “We are not friends Rudi, we are co-workers”. It became a thing we all said, in a very sarcastic and joking way, of course (we all like to clown). Upon making this decision to leave, Jo looked at me with a loving smile and said – “You know what this means Rudi? We are not co-workers anymore. We are now just friends”.

As cheesy as it sounds, the sentiment of it resonated with me at my core. I love these guys so much, and I am so proud of everything we have done together. I am so thankful to have met them, to have been in a band with them, to have made music with them, and most of all – to have them as dear friends for the rest of my life.

So, that’s all for now folks. If you took the time to read all of this, thank you. If you’re a fan of mine or the band’s, thank you (again) for all of the support you’ve given me / us over the years. I’ve had many wonderful experiences in my career thus far, and none of them would’ve been possible if it weren’t for you all.

Please continue to follow and support Good Tiger (I certainly will be!), and stay tuned for whatever thing life throws at me next. I look forward to it, whatever “it” is. Much love everyone!

–Alex Rudinger (Rudi)”

The band added:

“Alex has decided to part ways with Good Tiger, to pursue other opportunities. We fully support him in his decision and wish him the best of luck in the future.”