Islander Share Music Video For New Song “Skateboard Flowers” Featuring Bad Brains’ Paul “H.R.” Hudson

Islander have premiered a new video for their new song “Skateboard Flowers.” This track features Bad Brains frontman Paul “H.R.” Hudson and it will appear on the band’s new album “It’s Not Easy Being Human,” which is set to be released on April 1.

Saudade (Team Sleep, Etc.) Share Video For New Song “Chill Of Death” Featuring A.A. Williams, The Late Lee “Scratch” Perry, Etc.

Saudade, the collective featuring Chuck Doom (Team Sleep) and Gil Sharone (ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan), have premiered a new video for their new song “Chill Of Death.” This track features a number of collaborators including: John Medeski (Medeski, Martin & Wood), David Torn (Sun Of Goldfinger, David Bowie), Dr. Know (Bad Brains), A.A. Williams, and the late Lee “Scratch” Perry.

Doom commented:

“Literally minutes after hearing ‘Songs From Isolation‘ I was reaching out to A.A. Williams about collaborating on a Saudade track. Her musicianship and vocals really spoke to me. We connected and an early bounce of ‘Chill Of Death‘ was sent over to London. I was stoked A.A. replied that the song felt right and agreed to collaborate.

When A.A. sent me her vocal demo of ‘Chill Of Death‘ I was elated and kind of shocked at how beautifully she melodically and lyrically interpreted the music and the working title. The contribution to the song’s bridge by the GIANT musical force of nature Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry along with the talents of Dr. Know, John Medeski, David Torn, Gil, and RIZZ’s beautiful video makes this song special to me.”

Sharone continued:

“‘Chill Of Death‘ is a vibe. I was drawn in as soon as Chuck played me the rough sketch. Like all of the other tracks we do, this song came together in a very organic way. The grooves, dynamics and textures of sounds created a perfect bed for the amazing vocal performance that AA Williams put down. Having Dr. Know and Lee “Scratch” Perry contribute parts made it even more special.”

Williams added:

“I was delighted when Chuck approached me to work with the Saudade collective on ‘Chill Of Death.’ The group’s wide-ranging musical style really excited me and I was honored that they’d asked me to collaborate. The instrumental track I was initially sent was very inspiring so I found that the text and vocals came naturally, and later finding out that the late Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry would also be contributing made the process even more special.”

[via Loudwire]

Watch Randy Blythe Perform Lamb Of God, Bad Brains, Corrosion Of Conformity, Etc. Songs With Aspiring Musicians

On December 3, Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe took part in a special workshop for students at the School Of Rock Doylestown. You can see fan-filmed footage of the frontman performing Lamb Of God‘s “Laid To Rest,” “Walk With Me In Hell,“ and “Omerta” and covers of Corrosion Of Conformity‘s “Hungry Child,“ Bad Brains‘ “Big Take Over,” and The Stooges‘ “Down On The Street“ with the aspiring musicians below.

Blythe said the following about the workshop:

“It was an absolute pleasure to work with the kids at the School Of Rock Doylestown. The students were all well-rehearsed, super polite, and – most importantly – present while we were practicing for the evening’s performance. In this modern era of incessant technological distraction, to be around teenage kids who were 100 per cent focused on expressing themselves in a creative manner and communicating with each other in the special way that only band members do made me so very happy.

The students practiced very hard under the tutelage of competent instructors, because the songs we played were not easy. Once we hit the stage, they performed well. I had so much fun! I would recommend School Of Rock Doylestown to any parents with kids who want to make music. Playing music with other people is about effective communication and focusing on a common goal. I’ve always said the world would be a much better place if everyone could be in a band just once in their lives, and that is exactly what the School Of Rock Doylestown provides!”

[via The PRP]

Bad Brains Vocalist Paul “H.R.” Hudson To Offer First Collection Of NFTs

Bad Brains vocalist Paul “H.R.” Hudson will be releasing his first NFT collection on August 18 via Makersplace. The following was said about that on H.R.’s Facebook page:

“HR will be serving up his debut offering of NFTs — on August 18th at Noon PST — exclusively through Makersplace, the foremost marketplace for truly unique digital artworks. The collection includes: 3 animated versions of HR’s iconic backflip (one at CBGB, one at Washington DC’s 9:30 Club, and the third at West Hollywood’s Roxy Theater), an exclusive recording / animation of his song “Saddest Day,” and a portrait of HR photographed by Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe.”

Nonpoint, Spiritbox, Etc. Added To 2022 ShipRocked Cruise

More bands have been added to the 2022 ShipRocked cruise. As previously reported, the Carnival Breeze will sail from Galveston, TX to Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico on January 22-27. Here’s the updated lineup: Lamb Of God, I Prevail, 10 Years, ’68, Avatar, Ayron Jones, Badflower, Blacktop Mojo, Bones UK, Dead Poet Society, Dead Sara, From Ashes To New, Grandson, He Is Legend, Lilith Czar, Motionless In White, Nonpoint, Oxymorons, P.O.D., Raveneye, Sevendust, Spiritbox, Steel Panther, VRSTY, Wage War, and Zero 9:36. Special sets from the Cherry Bombs, Drowning Pool, Islander, Lamb Of God guitarist Mark Morton, Otherwise, We Are The Fallen, and The Stowaways all-star jam band are also planned. The latter all-star band will feature: H.R. (Bad Brains), Frank Bello (Anthrax), Joey Belladonna (Anthrax), Vernon Reid (Living Colour), John Tempesta (The Cult), Jason Hook (ex-Five Finger Death Punch), John De Servio (Black Label Society), Dario Lorina (Black Label Society), Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper), Phil X (Bon Jovi), Sahaj Ticotin (RA), Dave Bruckner (ex-Papa Roach), Drew Johnston (Kaleido), Christina Chriss (Kaleido), Michael Vampire (Vampires Everywhere!), Kurt Deimer, Leo Moracchioli, Madame Mayhem, and Tyson Leslie.

Lamb Of God Team Up With Fever 333’s Jason Aalon Butler For Quarantine Cover Of Bad Brains’ “I Against I”

Lamb Of God have teamed up with Fever 333’s Jason Aalon Butler for a quarantine cover of Bad Brains‘ “I Against I.“ You can check that out below:

Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe commented:

“The idea to cover ‘I Against I‘ goes back at least 20 years to a camping trip the band was on. Mark & I were sitting in the back of our buddy’s Jeep ripping through the mountains, Bad Brains was cranking on the stereo, & I was singing along to that particular song. Mark looked over at me & said ‘We should cover that tune’ So we thought about it for a couple of decades and finally got around to doing it for the ‘Burn The Priest Legion: XX‘ record (hey, sometimes we move a little slow…)

As we all know, this pandemic has sucked for live music, but the quarantine jams bands have been doing have been pretty fun, especially when you bring in guests. I saw Fever 333 for the first time at the Sonic Temple fest— I had never listened to them, but I was blown away by their live show. I remember thinking ‘Man, these dudes are WILD- their energy reminds me of the punk shows I saw in the 80’s’ and I’ve been friends with those dudes from that day. I even texted Darryl from Bad Brains that afternoon to tell him to check them out. It was only natural to ask Jason to join us & bring that energy to this song by the almighty Bad Brains, my favorite band of all time.”

Butler added:

“It is truly an honor to be a part of this one as I have the utmost respect for Randy and the boys since becoming homies after having my mind blown when I looked over at the side of the stage at Sonic Temple Fest and saw him watching us play. It’s been a pleasure getting to know him and an honor to rock L.O.G. celebrating one of the most important punk rock/musical acts of all time Bad Brains. From legends to legends to the student. All love.”

Bad Brains To Reissue Back Catalog Through Bad Brains Records

Bad Brains have launched Bad Brains Records, a new imprint under Org Music, and are planning to reissue their back catalog through the label. Dave Gardner has remastered most of the releases and they will be available on vinyl, CD, cassette, and digitally.

Bassist Darryl Jenifer commented:

“Hey what’s up Bad Brains family – Darryl Jenifer here. I’m proud to announce to you the blessings and return of all Bad Brains master rights / recordings to Bad Brains and out of Babylonian captivity. These rights and other items include master reels, recently discovered photos, and etc. Thanks to JAH and all involved in this glorious feat. Stay tuned for the “re-everything” involved in all of our NINE studio albums and more. Big UP to Org Music for their faith, hard work, and dedication to BAD BRAINS RECORDS WE GOT THAT PMA 2020 and beyond.”

Org Music‘s Andrew J. Rossiter added:

“As longtime fans of the Bad Brains, it’s a huge honor and a pleasure to work with the group and reissue their seminal releases. It’s an incredible feeling to see the masters coming back to the band, with the records being issued on their own Bad Brains Records imprint. It’s been a long journey, often akin to a treasure hunt, uncovering lost master tapes, unreleased recordings, never before seen photos, and archives from decades past. We couldn’t be more excited to share the results with the world.”

Here’s the tentative release schedule:

  • February 2021: “Pay To Cum”
  • April 2021: “Bad Brains”
  • May 2021: “I & I Survive”
  • June 2021: “Rock For Light” (original mix)
  • August 2021: “Quickness”
  • October 2021: “The Youth Are Getting Restless (Live At The Paradiso, Amsterdam, 1987)”
  • January 2022: “Omega Sessions”
  • March/April 2022: “Live at The Fillmore 1982”

Ho99o9 Team Up With Blink-182’s Travis Barker For “Black Power Live” Set

Ho99o9 recently played a three-song set with Blink-182’s Travis Barker as part of the virtual “Black Power Live” festival. That event helped raise money for organizations that are supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. Ho99o9’s performance featured their recently released songs, “Pray Or Prey” and “Christopher Dorner,” and a cover of Bad Brains‘ “Big Takeover.“