Epica Launch Online “Universe”

As part of their 20th anniversary celebration, Epica have launched a new online “Universe.” Fans can join that HERE.

The group commented:

“We truly feel like there’s a universe within the band, a world of our own, and we want to invite our lifeblood to be citizens — Epicans, if you will. Think of it as a sequel to past EPICA fan clubs like ‘The Fantom Agony’ and ‘The French Crusade’ but updated for the modern era; it’s more fan community than club. Epica Universe will give Epicans insight into our lives, both personal and professional, through exclusive behind-the-scenes photos, podcasts, polls, vlogs, live hangouts and much more. There’s even a (super limited) tier that includes one-on-one video calls with a band member each month!”

Furthermore, Epica will also be re-releasing their first three albums, “The Phantom Agony,” “Consign To Oblivion,” and “The Score 2.0”, on CD and vinyl and as limited earbooks and boxsets. A 20th anniversary show will also be held at the 013 in Tilburg, NET on September 3.

Wednesday 13 Signs With Napalm Records, Announces 20th Anniversary Tour

Wednesday 13 has signed a new worldwide deal with Napalm Records. His new album will be released through the label in 2022.

Wednesday 13 commented:

“We are excited to announce that we have signed with Napalm Records for the release of our next album, the ninth installment of the Wednesday 13 catalogue, due out in 2022. The new album will be loaded with a full arsenal of Tricks and Treats that fans will Die for!”

In other news, the frontman has also announced the dates for his 20th anniversary tour:

03/23 Albuquerque, NM – Launch Pad
03/25 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
03/26 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live Studio
03/27 Dallas, TX – Amp’d Live
03/29 Nashville, TN – Basement East
03/30 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
03/31 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
04/01 Harrison, OH – Blue Note (feat. Doyle)
04/02 Columbus, OH – The King Of Clubs (feat. Doyle)
04/03 Pittsburgh, PA – The Crafthouse
04/05 Harrisburg, PA – HMAC- Stage Of Herr
04/06 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
04/08 New Bedford, MA – The Vault
04/09 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance (feat. Doyle)
04/10 Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
04/13 Leesburg, VA – Tally Ho Theater
04/14 Buffalo, NY – Ironworks
04/15 Cleveland, OH – The Winchester
04/16 Flint, MI – Machine Shop
04/17 Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache – Intersection
04/19 Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s
04/20 Hobart, IN – The Art Theater
04/22 Angola, IN – Eclectic Room
04/23 Joliet, IL – The Forge
04/24 Bloomington, IL – Castle Theater
04/26 Green Bay, WI – EPIC Events Center
04/27 Belvidere, IL – Apollo Theater
04/29 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios
04/30 Denver, CO – HQ
05/01 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
05/03 Tempe, AZ – Pub Rock
05/05 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
05/06 Los Angeles, CA – The Whisky A Go Go
05/07 Sacramento, CA – Goldfield Midtown

Dredg Announce 20th Anniversary Vinyl Pressing Of “Leitmotif”, Tentatively Working On New Double Album

Dredg will be releasing a limited edition 20th anniversary vinyl pressing of “Leitmotif“ in July. Pre-orders are available HERE. In other news, Gavin Hayes also told the RRBG Podcast that the band are working on a possible double album, a 20th anniversary vinyl pressing of “El Cielo,” and a retrospective/documentary release.

[via The PRP]

Kreator To Release 20th Anniversary Edition Of “Violent Revolution” And “Bootleg Revolution” Live Album

Kreator will be releasing a 20th anniversary edition of “Violent Revolution” and a new live album called “Bootleg Revolution” on January 21. Pre-orders are available HERE. The 20th anniversary edition of “Violent Revolution” will be available in the following formats: digital album, CD jewelcase, CD digipak, double LP, cassette, and limited edition 4LP+2CD boxset. The latter will feature an exclusive Kreator comic book called “Graphic Violence – Chapter 1.”

“Violent Revolution” Track Listing:

01. “Reconquering The Throne”
02. “The Patriarch”
03. “Violent Revolution”
04. “All Of The Same Blood”
05. “Servant In Heaven – King In Hell”
06. “Second Awakening”
07. “Ghetto War”
08. “Replicas Of Life”
09. “Slave Machinery”
10. “Bitter Sweet Revenge”
11. “Mind Of Fire”
12. “System Decay”

“Bootleg Revolution” Track Listing:

01. “Violent Revolution” (Live in Brazil)
02. “Reconquering The Throne” (Live in Brazil)
03. “Extreme Aggression” (Live in Korea)
04. “People Of The Lie” (Live in Korea)
05. “All Of The Same Blood” (Live in Korea)
06. “Phobia” (Live In Korea)
07. “Pleasure To Kill” (Live in Korea)
08. “Renewal” (Live in Korea)
09. “Servant In Heaven – King In Hell” (Live in Brazil)
10. “Terrible Certainty” (Live in Korea)
11. “Riot Of Violence” (Live in Korea)
12. “Terrorzone” (Live in Brazil)
13. “Betrayer” (Live in Brazil)
14. “Lost” (Live in Brazil)
15. “Coma Of Souls” (Live in Brazil)
16. “Flag Of Hate” (Live at Wacken)
17. “Tormentor” (Live at Wacken)
18. “Violent Revolution” (Live in Istanbul)
19. “Reconquering The Throne” (Live in Istanbul)
20. “Extreme Aggression” (Live in Istanbul)
21. “People Of The Lie” (Live in Istanbul)
22. “All Of The Same Blood” (Live in Istanbul)
23. “Phobia” (Live in Istanbul)
24. “Servant In Heaven – King In Hell” (Live in Istanbul)
25. “Terrible Certainty” (Live in Istanbul)
26. “Riot Of Violence” (Live in Istanbul)
27. “Betrayer” (Live in Istanbul)
28. “Flag Of Hate” (Live in Istanbul)
29. “Tormentor” (Live in Istanbul)
30. “The Patriarch” (Live at Waldrock)
31. “Violent Revolution” (Live at Waldrock)
32. “Reconquering The Throne” (Live at Waldrock)
33. “Extreme Aggression” (Live at Waldrock)
34. “People Of The Lie” (Live at Waldrock)
35. “All Of The Same Blood” (Live at Waldrock)
36. “Phobia” (Live at Waldrock)
37. “Pleasure To Kill” (Live at Waldrock)
38. “Renewal” (Live at Waldrock)
39. “Servant In Heaven – King In Hell” (Live at Waldrock)
40. “Flag Of Hate” (Live at Waldrock)
41. “Tormentor” (Live at Waldrock)

A live version of “Servant In Heaven – King In Hell” from “Bootleg Revolution” can be found below:

American Nightmare Announce “Background Music” 20th Anniversary Tour

American Nightmare will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of “Background Music” by performing it in full during a January headlining tour. Here’s the dates:

01/06 Boston, MA – Paradise
01/07 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
01/08 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony
01/09 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian
01/13 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
01/14 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda
01/15 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
01/16 San Diego, CA – House of Blues

Ozzy Osbourne Digitally Releases 20th Anniversary Edition Of “Down To Earth”

Ozzy Osbourne has digitally released a 20th anniversary expanded edition of “Down To Earth.” This version of the effort features three bonus tracks including: “No Place For Angels,“ an acoustic rendition of “Dreamer,” and the single version of “Gets Me Through“.

“Down To Earth” 20th Anniversary Track Listing:

01. “Gets Me Through”
02. “Facing Hell”
03. “Dreamer”
04. “No Easy Way Out”
05. “That I Never Had”
06. “You Know… (Pt. 1)”
07. “Junkie”
08. “Running Out Of Time”
09. “Black Illusion”
10. “Alive”
11. “Can You Hear Them?”
12. “No Place For Angels”
13. “Dreamer” (Acoustic Version)
14. “Gets Me Through” (Single Version)

Norma Jean To Release 20th Anniversary Vinyl Pressings Of “Bless The Martyr And Kiss The Child” In March

Norma Jean will be releasing some 20th anniversary vinyl pressings of “Bless The Martyr And Kiss The Child” on March 15. The effort can be pre-ordered on “mycelium” vinyl (limited to 750) and “devoid” vinyl (limited to 750). Notably, the pressings will also include a new essay from the band’s ex-frontman Josh Scogin.

Sodom To Release 20th Anniversary Edition Of “M-16”

Sodom will be releasing a 20th anniversary edition of “M-16” on December 10. The effort can be pre-ordered as a 4xLP vinyl boxset, as a 2xLP set, and as a 1 CD mediabook set. The first single, a live version of “Remember The Fallen” from the 2001 Wacken Open Air festival, can be found below. Tom Angelripper commented:

“The recording is definitely one of Sodom’s classics, not least because of its consistent thematic concept. It was also our last collaboration with producer Harris Johns, finalizing an important era for the band. I’m very happy that ‘M-16’ will now be re-released as a ‘20th Anniversary Edition’ with new versions and lots of attention to detail.”

Incubus Announce “Morning View” 20th Anniversary Livestream Concert

Incubus will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of “Morning View” during a special virtual concert next month. The event will stream live from Malibu, CA on October 23 and tickets can be found HERE.

Slipknot Announce Limited Edition “Iowa” Anniversary Whiskey

Slipknot and Cedar Ridge will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of “Iowa” with a new limited edition whiskey. You can get some for yourself at cedarridgewhiskey.com. Here’s a description of the beverage:

“This selection of blended straight whiskies is 60 percent rye and 40 percent bourbon. The higher rye content gives Slipknot’s ‘Iowa’ Anniversary whiskey a heavy spice influence that balances the rich flavor of Iowa corn.”