All That Remains Frontman Phil Labonte Calls For “Article V Convention To Either Bring The Federal Government Back In Line With Its Constitutional Limits Or Abolish The United States Entirely”

All That Remains’ Phil Labonte has shared a letter he wrote to New Hampshire governor Chris Sununu in response to the banning of Donald Trump from social media following the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. The frontman says that he believes the “looming threat of censorship is far bigger than one president’s Twitter account” and that lawmakers should support “an Article V Convention to either bring the Federal Government back in line with its Constitutional limits or abolish the United States entirely.”

Labonte said the following:

“January 9, 2021 at 13:03

Governor Sununu,

I am writing to express my support for an Article V Convention as outlined in the United States Constitution. There are multiple social media platforms and service providers that are, as I type this, in the process of purging libertarian and conservative voices, including President Donald J Trump While I am under no illusion about the right of a private company to have sole discretion over who is and is not allowed to use their services. I believe this action is part of a broader attempt to silence views that less than a decade ago would be considered entirely anodyne. The silencing of any voices, even those that would express truly abhorrent opinions, is a far greater threat to our country than those opinions themselves.

I am not a supporter of President Trump. I did not vote for him, but this looming threat of censorship is far bigger than one president’s Twitter account. I believe, and fear, that the violence that occurred in Washington D.C. on January 6th is only a taste of what is likely to come in our country. The suppression of opinions deemed unacceptable and the efforts to censor are indicative of, what seem me to be, irreconcilable differences – and I worry that it could further add fuel to the fire.

There is no reason we must be ruled by a central government so far removed from the needs and concerns of so many different people and cultures spread so for across this country. The political opponents of those who are being silenced have expressed a strong desire to ensure that they will be able to force through their own political agenda that entirely disregards the opinions of small government liberty minded people like myself. I believe it’s better that we have a convention and dissolve the union entirely a peaceful and constitutional manner than to be forced to live under what by any standard can be called tyranny.

I have lived in NH for a decade now. I moved here from Massachusetts due to what I felt are overbearing and unreasonable laws. Should the Federal Government act on the promises of the incoming administration there will be no place to move to that will offer sanctuary.

I voted for you Governor, please support an Article V Convention to either bring the Federal Government back in line with its Constitutional limits or abolish the United States entirely.

Sincerely, Philip S. Labonte. Hnsdale, NH”

[via Metal Injection]

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Watch Carcass, Revocation, Periphery, Etc. Members Cover Anthrax’s “Caught In A Mosh”

“Two Minutes To Late Night” have shared footage of their host Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds performing a quarantine cover of Anthrax’s “Caught In A Mosh” with Erlend Hjelvik (ex-Kvelertak), Shawna Potter (War On Women), Dwid Hellion (Integrity), Dave Davidson (Revocation), Mark Holcomb (Periphery), Aaron Patrick (All That Remains), and Daniel Wilding (Carcass). You can check that out below. “Two Minutes To Late Night” said the following about the latest cover:

“What is the sound of one hand moshing? We covered Anthrax’s 80’s MTV classic with some really nice and responsible people (pit etiquette is a must). This is our 34th bedroom cover made with the support of Patreon. With so many musicians stuck at home with no outlets, we’re going to keep producing these style videos and use the Patreon to give some money to everyone who has a part in them. Please support our friends by donating to our newly redone Patreon at http://www.honorableswords.com

Jason Richardson (All That Remains) Shares Cover Of The “E1M1” Theme From “Doom”

All That Remains guitarist Jason Richardson has shared a video for his cover of the “E1M1” theme from the 1993 video game “Doom.” You can watch that below and purchase the tabs for the track HERE.

Disturbed, Limp Bizkit, Korn, Etc. Set For 2021 Rock Fest

The lineup has been revealed for the 2021 Rock Fest. The event will take place in Cadott, WI on July 15-17. There will also be a pre-show on July 14. Here’s the daily lineups:

July 14 (pre-show): Queensrÿche, Slaughter, Royal Bliss, Joyous Wolf, Stitched Up Heart, The Black Moods, Modern Mimes, and Unkle Daddy.

July 15: Disturbed, Staind, Theory Of A Deadman, Steel Panther, Saint Asonia, Memphis May Fire, Fozzy, Blacktop Mojo, Carnifex, Fire From The Gods, Falling Through April, Scattered Hamlet, Anything But Human, Digital Homicide, Any Given Sin, GFM, Jett Threatt, Nivrana, Drama Queen, and Contingency.

July 16: Limp Bizkit, Snoop Dogg, Anthrax, Badflower, Of Mice & Men, Bad Wolves, All That Remains, Like A Storm, Crobot, Bones UK, Silvertung, Wildstreet, Distal Descent, City Of The Weak, Throw The Fight, Siin, Hammer Down Hard, Fresh Fighters, Dressed To Kill, Strange Daze, and Caster Volor.

July 17: Korn, Chevelle, Motionless In White, Avatar, We Came As Romans, Gemini Syndrome, Through Fire, Hyro The Hero, Rachel Lorin, Störmbreaker, Nuisance, Stellar Circuits, Your Screaming Silence, Evandale, Strate Jak It, Mad Alice, Cowboys From Hell, Probable Cause, and FMDown.

Limp Bizkit, Five Finger Death Punch, Rise Against, Etc. Set For 2021 Rebel Rock Fest

The initial lineup has been revealed for the 2021 Rebel Rock Fest. The event will take place at the Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando, FL on September 24-26 and the daily lineups can be found below:

September 24: Limp Bizkit, Parkway Drive, Skillet, Motionless In White, Pop Evil, Hatebreed, Finger Eleven, Knocked Loose, Fit For A King, DED, Light The Torch, Saul, September Mourning, Dirty Machine, and Fighting Giants.

September 25: Five Finger Death Punch, Legends Of Wu-Tang, I Prevail, Killswitch Engage, Body Count, DevilDriver, Attila, Escape The Fate, Nonpoint, Cold, Fame On Fire, Falling Through April, and Farewell To Fear.

September 26: Rise Against, The Used, Sevendust, Anti-Flag, All That Remains, Suicide Silence, Brett Scallions (Fuel), Carnifex, Spite, Stitched Up Heart, Islander, Dropout Kings, Rising Up Angry, and Below 7.

Lost Symphony Premiere “A Murder Of Crows” Video

Lost Symphony have premiered a new video for “A Murder Of Crows“ off their new album “Chapter II” (out October 16). That track is inspired by the memory of late All That Remains guitarist Oli Herbert and it features Jon Donais (Anthrax, Shadows Fall), Matt Bachand (Shadows Fall), and Jimi Bell (Autograph, House Of Lords).

Lost Symphony’s Benny Goodman commented:

“Someone had sent me a picture of hundreds of crows over a funeral reception. They asked me if I knew what a group of crows was called? ‘No idea?’ A murder of crows. Except it’s not just the birds doing it.”

Donais added:

“Working with Lost Symphony was such a blast for me! It’s an honor to play on a project with some of the best heavy-metal [and] rock guitarists out there. This is a must for anyone who loves shred guitar!”

[via Revolver]

Animals As Leaders, Trivium, All That Remains, Etc. Members Take Part In Jared Dines’ “Djent 2020” Medley

YouTuber/musician Jared Dines has shared a new “Djent 2020” medley. The video, which can be seen below, features: Andrew Baena (Carcosa), Alain Ibrahim (Turbulence), Andrew Tkaczyk (The Ghost Inside, etc.), Berried Alive, Charlie Robbins (Artificial Language, Syncatto), Cole Rolland, Drewsif Stalin, Felix Martin, I Built The Sky, Ichika Nito, Jason Richardson (All That Remains), Joshua Travis (Emmure), Kmac, Manuel Fernandes, Matt Heafy (Trivium), Misha Mansoor (Periphery), Nik Nocturnal, Rabea Massaad (Dorje), Steve Terreberry, and Tosin Abasi (Animals As Leaders).

[via The PRP]

All That Remains Planning To Release New Album In 2021

All That Remains’ Phil Labonte has confirmed that the band are working on new material. He recently told FM99 WNOR that the group are “looking to have a record out, if not first quarter of next year, then early part second quarter.”

Labonte said the following about album release plans:

“We’re looking to have a record out, if not first quarter of next year, then early part second quarter, so springtime.”

He also discussed how the tragic death of Oli Herbert may influence the new music:

“Our guitar player, Oli Herbert, passed away a couple of years back, so this will be the first record that we write without him. He was a big part of the writing process for so long, it’s gonna definitely have some different elements, and it’s gonna sound different. Mike [Martin] and I, we’ve always been a big part of the writing as well, so it’s not gonna be completely different, but there’s gonna be some noticeable changes, I’m sure. It’s just gonna be weird. We haven’t written a record without him.”

Labonte also discussed what it has been like working remotely during the coronavirus pandemic:

“There is definitely something to be said for being in the same place. ‘Cause you’ll come up with an idea and you’ll be trying something and trying to articulate what you’re thinking or trying to get someone else to understand it, and that’ll make someone else’s brain start working and they’ll come up with ideas.

When we’re writing stuff, there’s a ‘no no’ rule — you’re not allowed to say ‘no.’ You can say, ‘I’m not into that, but we’ll try it.’ [You] always have to try it. And the reason you have to try every idea is because even if the idea that’s trying to be related to someone else isn’t good, a third person may be, like, ‘Ooh, ooh, ooh. That made me think of this.’ So we miss out on that [by working remotely]. So I think there’s always gonna be value being in the same room. But [working remotely] does allow us to come up with ideas on our own and send them to other people and be, like, ‘Hey, this is what I’m thinking,’ and do it in real time. Everyone’s heard of the cloud. Well, Pro Tools has access to the cloud as well, so I can put an idea down, put it on the cloud, and Jason [Costa], our drummer, can grab it right after I put it up there, put some drums down on it, and then I can grab it right away. So you can literally have the ideas bouncing back and forth within minutes. And it’s even easier than e-mailing a whole project — it’s all there for everyone to access all the time.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Limp Bizkit, Five Finger Death Punch, I Prevail, Etc. Set For 2021 Rebel Rock Festival

The Rebel Rock festival has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event will now be held at the Orlando Amphitheater at Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando, FL on September 24-26, 2021. There will also be a pre-party on September 23. Here’s the initial lineup: Limp Bizkit, Five Finger Death Punch, I Prevail, Skillet, Body Count, Sevendust, Motionless In White, Anti-Flag, DevilDriver, Cold, All That Remains, Escape The Fate, Suicide Silence, Brett Scallions (Fuel), Nonpoint, Attila, Finger Eleven, Miss May I, Carnifex, Stitched Up Heart, Light The Torch, Saul, Spite, Islander, Another Day Dawns, September Mourning, and Fame On Fire.

Late All That Remains Guitarist Oli Herbert Featured On New Lost Symphony Song “Conflagration”

Lost Symphony have premiered a new song titled “Conflagration.“ The track, which features late All That Remains guitarist Oli Herbert, Matt LaPierre, and Conrad Simon, is from the band’s new album “Chapter II.” That effort will be released on October 16 and it will also feature members of Megadeth, Anthrax, Arch Enemy, etc. Lost Symphony‘s Benny Goodman commented:

“When I hear the song, I just think of the whole world burning. Basically, the guitar players are getting us out. It has the most testosterone. It was literally blowing up my speakers like a ‘Conflagration.’ The adrenaline speaks for itself.”

“Chapter II” Track Listing:

01. “The World is Over” (feat. Marty Friedman & Jeff Loomis)
02. “Leave Well Enough Alone” (feat. Jason Costa & Conrad Simon)
03. “Negation Delirium” (feat. Oli Herbert, Joey Concepcion & Jimi Bell)
04. “No Exit” (feat. David Ellefson, Jeff Loomis & Jimi Bell)
05. “The Garden Of Earthly Delights” (feat. Oli Herbert, David Abbruzzese, Rusty Cooley, Jimi Bell, Joey Concepcion, Matt LaPierre & Conrad Simon)
06. “Conflagration” (feat. Oli Herbert, Matt LaPierre & Conrad Simon)
07. “A Murder Of Crows” (feat. Jon Donias, Matt Bachand & Jimi Bell)
08. “The Long Wait For The End” (feat. Oli Herbert, Conrad Simon & Matt LaPierre)