Metallica Share Early Pre-Production Rehearsal Version Of “Holier Than Thou” Along With Biffy Clyro And OFF!’s Covers Of The Song

As previously reported, Metallica will be releasing a 30th anniversary expanded edition of “The Black Album” and a massive tribute album called “The Metallica Blacklist“ on September 10. Now, the group have shared some more tracks from both releases. Among them are an early pre-production rehearsal version of “Holier Than Thou” from the expanded version of the album and Biffy Clyro And OFF!‘s covers of the same song from “The Metallica Blacklist.”

Metallica Share Alternate Version Of “Sad But True” Along With St. Vincent & Jason Isbell’s Covers Of The Song

As previously reported, Metallica will be releasing a 30th anniversary expanded edition of “The Black Album” and a massive tribute album called “The Metallica Blacklist“ on September 10. Now, the group have shared some more tracks from both releases. Among them are an alternate version “Sad But True” from the expanded version of the album and St. Vincent and Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit‘s covers of the same song from “The Metallica Blacklist.”

Seether To Release New EP “Wasteland – The Purgatory”

Seether will be releasing a new EP titled “Wasteland – The Purgatory” on July 30 (vinyl out October 22). The effort will feature “Wasteland” from the band’s 2020 album “Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum,” an alternate version of the track, and three new songs. You can find the track listing for the effort below, along with a video for the alternate version of “Wasteland.” Shaun Morgan commented:

“We are really excited to release ‘The Purgatory’ EP as a companion to our latest single, ‘Wasteland’. I’m especially proud of how the alternate version of the track turned out and really happy that people will finally hear it!”

“Wasteland – The Purgatory” EP Track Listing:

01. “Wasteland” (original album version)
02. “What Would You Do?”
03. “Will It Ever End?”
04. “Feast Or Famine”
05. “Wasteland” (alternate version)

Watch Metallica Perform Reworked Versions Of “Blackened” & “Disposable Heroes” During Recent “Live & Acoustic From HQ: Helping Hands Concert & Auction”

Yesterday (November 14), Metallica played a special show as part of their virtual “Live & Acoustic From HQ: Helping Hands Concert & Auction.” Footage of several tracks, including a new acoustic version of “Blackened” and an alternate version of “Disposable Heroes,” can be found below, along with the setlist. Proceeds from the event went towards the band’s All Within My Hands Foundation.

Setlist:

Acoustic Set:

01. “Blackened”
02. “Creeping Death”
03. “When A Blind Man Cries” (Deep Purple cover)
04. “The Unforgiven”
05. “Now That We’re Dead”
06. “Turn The Page” (Bob Seger cover)
07. “Nothing Else Matters”
08. “All Within My Hands” (feat. Layne Ulrich and Castor Hetfield)

Electric set:

09. “Disposable Heroes” (alternate version)
10. “The House Of The Rising Son” (traditional folk cover)
11. “Wasting My Hate”
12. “For Whom The Bell Tolls”
13. “Master Of Puppets”
14. “Enter Sandman”

Silverstein Release Alternate Version Of “Infinite”

Silverstein have released an alternate version of their song “Infinite.“ The original version of the track is featured on the band’s latest album “A Beautiful Place To Drown.”

Guitarist Paul Marc Rousseau commented:

“‘Infinite‘ was born in the black hole of anxiety—unable to remember ‘normal,’ the fear of not knowing when the feeling will end, or if it will end at all. I think everyone has experienced that type of anxiety to some extent, and for me being locked down in the early stages of Covid-19 poured gas on the fire.

Facets of anxiety that once felt difficult to name or truly pin down slowly became concrete, tangible things. The sadness I was experiencing was no longer abstract or personalized, it was something practically everyone on Earth was relating to in real-time. As days became weeks and weeks became months, it was hard, if not impossible, to see any light at the end of the tunnel.

I love the album version of ‘Infinite.’ It screams into the void. It captures the emotional and physical frustration, the anger of being trapped in an anxious loop. But as of late, I feel more sadness than anger, and I thought ‘Infinite‘—which for months now has felt more relevant than I ever could have known—could be rearranged to feel more like I feel.”

Y&T Share Alternate Version Of “If You Want Me” Focusing On Dave Meniketti’s “Raw” Vocal Performance

Y&T have shared an alternate version of their song “If You Want Me.” The band commented:

“This track is from the 2010 Y&T ‘Facemelter’ record and is mostly just Dave [Meniketti]’s vocal, with a little of the guitar mixed lower in the background. Dave was going to post this with only the vocal track, but thought this was a better musical representation of this raw performance. Taken directly from the record’s digital multi-track files with no Equalization, effects, or compression. You are hearing the raw performance, just as Dave heard it in his headphones, as he sang it. All the other tracks have been muted (Drums, other electric guitars, and bass. Just a peek into how this came together before Tom Size mixed the entire track.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Silverstein Release Alternate Version Of “Where Are You”, Announce Rescheduled Dates For 20th Anniversary Tour

Silverstein have released an alternate version of their song “Where Are You.“ The original version of the track is featured on the the band’s latest album “A Beautiful Place To Drown.“

Shane Told commented:

“Despite not being a single ‘Where Are You‘ was one of our favorite tracks on ‘A Beautiful Place To Drown‘. We decided to put a different spin on it and show how its composition can shine both as a heavy, riffy jam, and also as a chill, reflective arrangement.

And after such great feedback from ‘Quaranstein‘, recorded live from our homes, we wanted to plan something special when it was finally safe for the five of us to get together. So here is a ‘Next Level’ livestream, using the best sound and video equipment available to capture the ultimate performance of our classic songs.

And get ready for some surprises, this will be unlike any live stream you’ve seen before.”

The livestream Told mentioned will take place on July 19. Tickets for the virtual event can be found HERE with a portion of the proceeds set to go towards the National Independent Venue Association.

In other news, Silverstein have also announced the rescheduled dates for their 20th anniversary tour, which is now scheduled to take place next year:

02/08 Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak
02/09 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
02/11 Kansas City, MO – The Truman
02/12 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
02/13 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
02/15 San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom
02/17 Seattle, WA – The Showbox
02/18 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
02/20 Los Angeles, CA – Belasco
02/21 Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues
02/23 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
02/24 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
02/26 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
02/27 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Event Center
02/28 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
03/01 New Orleans, LA – Civic Theatre
03/03 St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
03/04 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
03/05 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
03/06 Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
03/07 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall

Atreyu Stream Alternate Version Of “The Time Is Now” From New Deluxe Edition Of “In Our Wake”

Atreyu are streaming an alternate version of “The Time Is Now” from the upcoming deluxe edition of “In Our Wake” (out August 16). You can check that out below:

While She Sleeps Share Live Performance Video For Alternate Version Of “Silence Speaks”

While She Sleeps have shared a live performance video for an alternate version of “Silence Speaks.“ The clip was filmed during a special show at the St. Pancras Church in London, England, where the group played some of their songs with a different spin on them. A few of those alternate versions appear on the new special edition of their latest album “You Are We“, which will be released on July 20. The original version of “Silence Speaks” featured Bring me The Horizon‘s Oli Sykes.