In This Moment, Black Veil Brides, & DED Postpone Immediate Shows Due To Members Of The Bands Testing Positive For COVID-19

In This Moment, Black Veil Brides, and DED have postponed their September 24 show in Lubbock, TX and their September 25 show in Oklahoma City, OK. Both dates were scrapped after members of the bands, including Black Veil Brides’ Christian “CC” Coma, tested positive for COVID-19.

Black Veil Brides issued the following statement:

“The In This Moment/Black Veil Brides/Ded show scheduled for today, September 24 in Lubbock, TX at The Pavilion and Saturday, September 25 in Oklahoma City at The Criterion have been postponed due to several members of bands on tour testing positive for COVID-19. The tour plans to pick back up in Denver on Monday Sep 27. If you have tickets to either of these shows please stand by for more info.

We will be performing a special acoustic storytellers’ set without CC when the tour resumes in Denver on September 27th and next week. The change is due to CC testing positive for COVID-19. The rest of the BVB band and crew have tested negative multiple times and are completely healthy. The entire BVB tour crew is remaining in isolation out of an abundance of caution until the tour resumes on Monday. The current plan is to move forward with the acoustic performances and VIP Meet & Greets until such time that CC can rejoin the tour and return to the full production live shows.”

Mastodon, A Day To Remember, Volbeat, Etc. Added To 2022 UK Download Festival

More bands have been added to the 2022 UK Download Festival. The event is scheduled to take place at Donington Park on June 10-12 and the updated daily lineups can be found below.

June 10:

Main Stage:

KISS
A Day To Remember
Black Veil Brides
Bury Tomorrow
Theory Of A Deadman
Wayward Sons

Second Stage:

The Distillers
Airbourne
Lacuna Coil
Myles Kennedy & Company
Ayron Jones

Avalanche Stage:

The Ghost Inside
Sleep Token
Normandie
Meet Me @ The Altar
Gender Roles
Press Club

The Dogtooth Stage:

Electric Wizard
Blues Pills
British Lion
Bokassa
Tempt
A.A. Williams
Dead Poet Society
Cellar Door Moon Crow
The Scratch
JJ Wilde

June 11:

Main Stage:

Iron Maiden
Deftones
Shinedown
The Pretty Reckless
Black Label Society
Monster Truck
Those Damn Crows
The Raven Age

Second Stage:

Megadeth
Mastodon
Daughtry
Bush
Code Orange
Ice Nine Kills
Malevolence
Cassyette

Avalanche Stage:

Funeral For A Friend
Creeper
The Faim
Grandson
Holding Absence
Loathe
Dragged Under
Salem
Blackout Problems

The Dogtooth Stage:

Sepultura
Obituary
Dying Fetus
Bleed From Within
Venom Prison
Higher Power
Joyous Wolf
Dead Label
Death Blooms
Temples On Mars

June 12:

Main Stage:

Biffy Clyro
Korn
Volbeat
Rise Against
Powerwolf
Wargasm

Second Stage:

Steel Panther
The Darkness
Skillet
Baroness
Tremonti
Of Mice & Men
Wednesday 13
Massive Wagons
The Last Internationale
Control The Storm

Avalanche Stage:

Descendents
Boston Manor
Trash Boat
Marianas Trench
Jamie Lenman
The Hara
Cemetery Sun
Dead Posey
Static Dress

The Dogtooth Stage:

Myles Kennedy (acoustic set)
Twin Temple
Spiritbox
Fire From The Gods
Kill The Lights
Modern Error
Thick
Phoxjaw
Anchor Lake
As Everything Unfolds
The Injester

Faith No More To Replace Limp Bizkit At 2021 Aftershock Festival

Faith No More have been added to this year’s Aftershock Festival. The band will be replacing Limp Bizkit, who have decided to cancel all of their 2021 dates. The event will take place at Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA on October 7-10 and the updated daily lineups can be found below:

October 7: Faith No More, Anthrax, Testament, Exodus, Knocked Loose, Death Angel, Fit For A King, and Oxymorrons.

October 8: Metallica, Rancid, Volbeat, Seether, Dropkick Muprhys, Skillet, Suicidal Tendencies, Avatar, Pop Evil, Ayron Jones, Butcher Babies, Crobot, Des Rocs, Cleopatrick, Ego Kill Talent, Black Map, UnityTX,and Contracult Collective.

October 9: Misfits, The Offspring, Machine Gun Kelly, Gojira, Mudvayne, Body Count, Atreyu, Badflower, Anti-Flag, August Burns Red, DED, Bones UK, Alien Weaponry, The Black Moods, Blame My Youth, South Of Eden, Another Day Dawns, and American Teeth.

October 10: Metallica, Social Distortion, Rise Against, Mastodon, Pennywise, In This Moment, Black Veil Brides, Steel Panther, Yelawolf, Grandson, Mammoth WVH, From Ashes To New, The Blue Stones, Law, All Good Things, Tempt, and The Cold Stares.

Black Veil Brides Premiere “Torch” Music Video

Black Veil Brides have premiered a new video for their new song “Torch.” This track is from the band’s new album “The Phantom Tomorrow,“ which will be released on October 29. Andy Biersack commented:

“We wanted to create something that felt like a fitting ending to the four-video story arc that started with ‘Scarlet Cross’, and while this is the end of the original ‘Blackbird’ video chronology, it certainly is not the end of ‘The Phantom Tomorrow’ narrative that plays out on the record and in our upcoming comic book series. It’s been one of the greatest joys of my professional life getting to dream up these concepts. For us as a band to work with such amazing individuals and to see this story realized on the screen is an absolute honor.”

Rock/Metal Musicians Pay Tribute To The Late Joey Jordison (Ex-Slipknot)

As previously reported, Joey Jordison (ex-Slipknot) has sadly passed away at the age of 46. A number of musicians have since taken to social media to pay tribute to the legendary drummer. You can see some of their posts below:

Slipknot:

Metallica:

Wednesday 13 (Murderdolls):

Kyle Konkiel (Vimic, Bad Wolves)

Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed):

Zach Myers (Shinedown):

Papa Roach:

Matt Heafy (Trivium):

Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides):

Michael Amott (Arch Enemy):

Mark Hunter (Chimaira):

The Agonist:

Sinsaenum:

Rob Zombie:

John 5 (Rob Zombie, etc.):

Robb Flynn (Machine Head):

Scott Ian (Anthrax):

Serj Tankian (System Of A Down):

Daron Malakian (System Of A Down):

Gary Holt (Exodus):

Mushroomhead:

Pantera:

Brian Fair (Shadows Fall):

Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction):

Otep:

Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer):

Ben Thatcher (Royal Blood):

Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater):

Richard Shaw (Cradle Of Filth):

Al Jourgensen (Ministry):

Black Veil Brides Team Up With Incendium For “The Phantom Tomorrow” Comic Book Series

Black Veil Brides have teamed up with Incendium for a new comic book series based on their upcoming album “The Phantom Tomorrow” (out October 29). The six-issue series, which will be released through the music-focused imprint Opus, can be pre-ordered HERE.

The following was said about the comic:

“The Phantom Tomorrow follows Dennis Kane, a scientist with an intellect matched only by his massive ego. When his hubris causes the world fall apart around him, a dark avenger is born of his agonizing shame. Resurrected as “Blackbird,” – a mysterious figure caught between life and death – he desperately seeks redemption, willing to fight through hell and back to get it. The Blackbird’s quest becomes is a beacon of hope to the downtrodden, and their uprising is coming.

Black Veil Brides: The Phantom Tomorrow as a 6-issue series. The first print edition of each issue will be released as a prestige format limited edition collectible comic book, featuring cardstock covers, specialty foil treatments, glossy pages, and individual numbering.

[Issue 1 of 6]

Ships October 2021

First Print Edition Features:

– Limited to 2000 copies
– Individually numbered
– Exclusive bonus content
– Specialty foil treatment
– Cardstock cover
– Glossy pages
– 48 pages

Credits:

Cover Artwork by Ryan Christensen
Interior Artwork by Agustin Padilla
Story by Andy Biersack
Written by Michael Moreci
Letters by Jacob Bascle
Edited by Llexi Leon and Denton Tipton”

Black Veil Brides’ Andy Biersack commented:

“We are so excited to release this series and build on the world that we have developed for Blackbird, 9, Scarlet, and the entire ‘Phantom Tomorrow’ universe that BVB fans have come to know over the past year via our music videos and other visual mediums. Growing up, I was heavily influenced by the works of Alan Moore, Todd McFarlane, and many other iconic writers and artists in the comics field and to have the chance to create and develop an original character that both pulls from those influences as well as creates new and compelling story arcs is a dream come true. I believe that in Michael Moreci we have found the perfect writer and collaborator and the partnership with Incendium is an ideal match to deliver rock and comics fans a memorable character-driven experience. We believe this book will serve as an excellent companion to our upcoming album and helps us to fully tell the story of ‘The Phantom Tomorrow’.”

Llexi Leon, CEO of Incendium, added:

“Black Veil Brides’ ‘Phantom Tomorrow’ was destined for comics, with it’s distinctive noir feel and a thrilling homage to the great comic book anti-heroes, we’re thrilled to be developing the world Andy has envisaged and exploring themes of obsession, religion, and hero worship through this compelling original saga.”

Black Veil Brides Release All The Damn Vampires Remix Of “Scarlet Cross” And New Acoustic Version

Black Veil Brides have released a three-track single titled “Scarlet Cross.” The effort features the previously released album version of the song, a remix by All The Damn Vampires, and an acoustic version of the track. You can check those out below. As previously reported, the band’s new album “The Phantom Tomorrow” was recently delayed and will now be released on October 29.

Muse, Deftones, Bullet For My Valentine, Etc. Added To 2022 Rock am Ring & Rock im Park Festivals

More bands have been added to the 2022 Rock am Ring and Rock im Park festivals in Germany. Those events will be held on June 3-5 with Rock am Ring set to take place at Nurnburgring in Nurburg and Rock im Park set to take place at Zeppelinfeld in Nuremberg. Here’s the updated lineup: Green Day, Volbeat, Muse, 100 Gecs, Airbourne, August Burns Red, Beatsteaks, Billy Talent, Black Veil Brides, Boston Manor, Boys Noize, Broilers, Bullet For My Valentine, Bush, Casper, Danko Jones, Daughtry, Deftones, Devin Townsend, Die Kassierer, Digitalism, Don Broco, Donna Missal, Fever 333, Fire From The Gods, Gang Of Youths, Grandson, Ice Nine Kills, Jan Delay & Disko No. 1, Kafvka, Kodaline, Korn, Lewis Capaldi, Måneskin, Marteria, Masked Wolf, Of Mice & Men, Royal Republic, Schmutzki, Scooter, Serious Klein, Skynd, Spiritbox, SSIO, Stick To Your Guns, The Distillers, The Faim, The Murder Capital, The Offspring, Toxpack, Trettmann, Unprocessed, Weezer, You Me At Six, and U.V.A.

Maria Brink (In This Moment) And Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides) Team Up For New Song “Meet Me In The Fire”

Maria Brink (In This Moment) and Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides) have teamed up with composer Tyler Bates for a new song titled “Meet Me In The Fire.“ This track is from the soundtrack to the DC Comics series “Dark Nights: Death Metal.” That compilation was executive produced by Bates and it will be released in digital outlets on June 18 (physical copies out July 16). Brink commented:

“It’s such an honor to be a part of this soundtrack. I love collaborating with talented people and getting the chance to be creative. Tyler Bates is such an amazing talent and I have loved doing a track with him and Andy Biersack. I think our fans will love this and I hope everyone likes what we created.”