ERRA Cancel European/UK Tour With Dayseeker, Brand Of Sacrifice, & Hollow Front

ERRA have cancelled their European/UK tour with Dayseeker, Brand Of Sacrifice, and Hollow Front. The trek was unable to move forward due to issues related to the coronavirus pandemic.

ERRA commented:

“We held out as long as possible to keep this tour going, but unfortunately, we have to cancel our EU/UK headliner in February.

To provide a little context, stricter regulations were introduced in Germany and elsewhere in Europe back in November, which have only tightened through the holidays. From what we’ve come to understand from our team in Europe, promoters in some of the countries we’re hitting (while technically allowed to put on shows) are limited to heavily reduced capacities (some as low as 25%). Along with this revelation, there are also the major financial risks associated with any of us testing positive for Covid, the primary risk being forced to forfeit our transportation rental on the spot and not only unable to play, but also being stranded in another continent without a means of transporting all of our gear.

Please bear in mind that at the time of announcing this tour last summer, these setbacks we’re clarifying were not in place nor anticipated to be a factor by February. A lot of this is new info and we held out as long as possible because rest assured, we did not want to cancel this run. This was our first headliner in EU, tickets were selling great, and we were looking forward to finally having a full production set over there. We’re flying by the seat of our pants like everyone else, but we’re at least relieved that this is the first time we’ve had to cancel a tour since the pandemic began. It sucks major, and we hope we don’t have to do it again.

One last thing to note, this is not a “reschedule,” but a “cancellation”. We absolutely will be making a EU headliner happen again asap, but the reason why we chose not to phrase this as a reschedule is simply because we don’t want to hold people’s ticket money for months, a year, or worse.

Thank you for reading, we hope you understand, and above all else, stay safe out there. We’ll see you as soon as possible.”

Drummer Mike Caputo Exits Rings Of Saturn, Joins Brand Of Sacrifice

Mike Caputo has announced his departure from Rings Of Saturn. The drummer is leaving the band to join Brand Of Sacrifice.

Rings Of Saturn commented:

“Congratulations to @mikecaputodrums in joining our friends in @brandofsacrificemetal as a full-time member 🎉 Mike is an absolutely amazing drummer, huge thanks goes out to him for everything ❤

This means that Rings of Saturn is looking for a new drummer to play our European festivals currently booked in August 2022. We will be playing these with our original vocalist, and voice of Embryonic Anomaly, Peter Pawlak. We also have US tour plans beforehand in the summer.

We are preferably looking for a US based drummer, over 21, with touring experience, who can play the full Embryonic Anomaly album, and has all the requirements to travel abroad for the Euro fests.”

Caputo added:

“Hey everyone! I’d like to announce that after playing with Rings of Saturn since 2018 I’ve decided it’s time to step down from the band and shift my focus a bit. An opportunity came up for me that I would like to take but might consistently conflict with Rings‘ schedule. I have decided to take this opportunity that was presented to me. But as to not hinder Rings, who deserves someone who can focus on them full-time, I feel it’s best for me to step away.

I want to thank Lucas for bringing me on and trusting me to do justice to those insane drum parts live on the road, as well as the great opportunities this band has given me. Everyone I have played with during my time in Rings have been and still are good friends to me and I wish them the best. I can’t wait for everyone to hear the new instrumental material Lucas and Joel will be putting out soon!

As for where I’m going…some of you may know I’ve been doing some tours with Brand of Sacrifice recently, and they have graciously asked me to join them full-time. I’m super excited for everything that we have planned in the near future!

Although I didn’t have the opportunity to play on any Rings releases, I also want to thank all the Rings’ fans for being so accepting and supportive of me over the years with the band, and I hope to see you guys and gals at future shows!

Wishing Rings much luck on their new endeavors and looking forward to potentially sharing the bill with them on some shows in the future!

– Mike Caputo“

Brand Of Sacrifice Release New Version Of “Lifeblood” Featuring Lorna Shore’s Will Ramos

Brand Of Sacrifice have teamed up with Lorna Shore’s Will Ramos for a new version of their song “Lifeblood.“ The band commented:

“We’re super excited to put out the title track of our record with one of our favorite vocalists and good friends in the scene. We knew from the get-go that having Will do his thing on ‘Lifeblood‘ would turn out to be a total banger – his style definitely elevates his parts and adds a totally new and unique energy to the song. Given how close we are to Lorna Shore, and seeing their recent success off the back of their new EP, we knew this one was going to be special.”

Chelsea Grin Announce Fall Tour With Brand Of Sacrifice, Kingdom Of Giants, & Filth

Chelsea Grin have announced a fall headlining tour. Brand Of Sacrifice, Kingdom Of Giants, and Filth will open.

Tour Dates:

11/27 Denver, CO – The Oriental Theatre
11/28 Lawrence, KS – Bottleneck
11/30 Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze
12/01 Madison, WI – The Annex
12/02 Belvidere, IL – The Apollo Theatre
12/04 St. Louis, MO – Red Flag
12/05 Springfield, MO – The Riff
12/07 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street
12/08 Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
12/09 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
12/10 San Antonio, TX – Rock Box
12/11 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
12/12 Lubbock, TX – Jakes
12/13 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
12/15 Pomona, CA – Glass House
12/16 Fresno, CA – Full Circle Brewery
12/17 Sacramento, CA – Goldfield Trading Post
12/18 Salt Lake City, UT – Soundwell

Dying Fetus Announce Fall Tour With Terror, Brand Of Sacrifice, & Vitriol

Dying Fetus have announced a fall headlining tour. Terror, Brand Of Sacrifice, and Vitriol will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

10/26 Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub Concert Hall
10/27 Nashville, TN – Exit/In
10/28 Birmingham, AL – Saturn
10/29 Columbia, SC – The Senate
10/30 Greensboro, NC – Arizona Pete’s
11/01 Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall
11/02 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
11/04 Asheville, NC – Asheville Music Hall
11/05 Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theater
11/06 Fort Wayne, IN – Piere’s
11/07 Joliet, IL – The Forge
11/09 Grand Rapids, MI – Elevation
11/10 Columbus, OH – Skully’s Music Diner
11/11 Pittsburgh, PA – Spirit Hall
11/12 Reading, PA – Reverb
11/13 Rochester, NY – Anthology
11/14 Albany, NY – Empire
11/16 Manchester, NH – Jewel Music Venue
11/17 Providence, RI – Fete Ballroom
11/18 Hartford, CT – The Webster
11/19 Patchogue, NY – Stereo Garden
11/20 Asbury Park, NJ – House of Independents

Brand Of Sacrifice Premiere Short Film For New Song “Enemy” Featuring Underoath’s Spencer Chamberlain

Brand Of Sacrifice have teamed up with Underoath’s Spencer Chamberlain for a new song titled “Enemy.” The track is accompanied by a new short film, which you can watch below. A limited edition 7″ featuring the single and a special manga comic will also be released on December 17. Pre-orders are available HERE.

Micheal Leo Valeri commented:

“We wrote ‘Enemy‘ as a standalone release, expanding on some of the more melodic and metalcore moments on songs like ‘Animal,’ ‘Foe Of The Inhuman‘ and ‘Vengeance.’ The possibility of getting Spencer Chamberlain on guest vocals was electrifying.

We were already excited about the song, but his ability to elicit emotion by leading into his screams with tormented talking brought it to the next level. He perfectly complemented our goal on the song. We’re also releasing two remixes of ‘Lifeblood‘ songs, like full-on electronic bangers that retain the musical motifs but present them as entirely different styles and moods. We’re beyond proud that our music can transcend boundaries like that.”

Kyle Anderson also added the following about the comic:

“It’s no secret that we have drawn many of our lyrical themes—and even our name—from Berserk, the dark manga masterpiece by Kentaro Miura (RIP). As we move further away from Berserk as a direct reference point, we wanted to expand on the lore on our album art in the best possible format: manga. We’re very proud to expand the Brand Of Sacrifice universe and hope our fans like it too, which would allow us to continue telling our own story.”

ERRA Announce European/UK Tour With Dayseeker, Brand Of Sacrifice, & Hollow Front

ERRA have announced a headlining European/UK tour. Dayseeker, Brand Of Sacrifice, and Hollow Front will open.

Tour Dates:

02/04 Koln, GER – Club Volta
02/05 Hamburg, GER – Logo
02/06 Berlin, GER – Badehaus
02/08 Munchen, GER – Backstage
02/09 Vienna, AUT – Arena
02/10 Nurnberg, GER – Z-Bau
02/11 Prague, CZE – Rock Cafe
02/12 Chemnitz, GER – AJZ
02/14 Aarau, SWI – Kiff
02/15 Aarschot, BEL – De Klinker
02/16 London, UK – The Dome
02/17 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
02/18 Glasgow, UK – G2
02/19 Leeds, UK – Key Club
02/20 Birmingham, UK – Mama Rouxs
02/21 Bristol, UK – The Fleece
02/23 Haarlem, NET – Patronaat
02/24 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
02/25 Paris, FRA – Backstage

Brand Of Sacrifice Tease Short Film For New Single “Enemy” Featuring Underoath’s Spencer Chamberlain

Brand Of Sacrifice have shared a teaser for their new song and short film “Enemy.” That track features Underoath’s Spencer Chamberlain and the full video for it will debut on August 5.

Bush, Falling In Reverse, Philip H. Anselmo And The Illegals, & T-Pain Added To 2021 Blue Ridge Rock Festival

Bush, Falling In Reverse, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, and T-Pain have been added to the 2021 Blue Ridge Rock Festival. That event is scheduled to take place at the Blue Ridge Amphitheater in Danville, VA on September 9-12.

Daily Lineups:

September 9: Breaking Benjamin, A Day To Remember, The Ghost Inside, Halestorm, Skillet, Black Label Society, P.O.D. (performing “Satellite”), Sabaton, Tech N9ne, Testament, Hatebreed, Spiritbox, From Ashes To New, Miss May I, Chelsea Grin, Adelitas Way, Texas Hippie Coalition, Slaves, All Good Things, Islander Four Thirty Four, Heirloom, MX The American, A New Day Rising, Orange Jumpsuit, Nail Bite, Forever We Roam, Friends IN Hell, Major Moment, Far From Few, and Hostile Array.

September 10: Rob Zombie, Limp Bizkit, Rise Against, I Prevail, Chevelle, Anthrax, Asking Alexandria, Clutch, Motionless In White, Atreyu, Sevendust, Fever 333, Knocked Loose, Fozzy, Crown The Empire, D.R.U.G.S., Bad Omens, Nonpoint, Light The Torch, Saul, Stitched Up Heart, Tallah, Burden Of The Sky, Tara Lynch, Blud Red Roses, Fate Destroyed, Dead Fervor, Of The Fallen, Southbound Beretta, A Feasting Beast, One Of The Lost, Someday You’ll Know Us, To Begin Anew, Next Attempt, Semper Acerbus, Set For Tomorrow, Dread Engine, Dark Summer, Mistry Eyed, Detoura, N.A.S.H., Sevenstones, Nameless Anonymous, Cannon Hill, Dying Oath, Artwork For The Blind, The Phoenix Within, and Redeye.

September 11: Five Finger Death Punch, Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Seether, Cypress Hill, Theory Of A Deadman, Trivium, Body Count, Beartooth, Avatar, Wage War, Jelly Roll, Badflower, In Flames, 10 Years, All That Remains, Corrosion Of Conformity, Escape The Fate, Spite, Brand Of Sacrifice, Another Day Dawns, Black Satellite, The Impurity, Artusha, Inner Image, Voxx, Breaking Theory, Deiform, Failure By Proxy, Citizen Kane, Motorjunkie, Awesome Ray Ray, Seasons, Pigweed, Overlord SR, Waking The Sleeper, Alyxx, Two Sides Of Me, Alukah, Days Under Authority, Head Hunter, Wor, Aurin, Hollow Intent, Rvnt, Gravebound, Solidify, We Rise To Fall, Demyze, Pulses, and Splintered Reality.

September 12: Shinedown, Papa Roach (performing “Infest“), Falling In Reverse, Bush, Gojira, Mastodon, Killswitch Engage, Underoath, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals (“A Vulgar Display Of Pantera” set), The HU, Pop Evil, Ice Nine Kills, August Burns Red, Ayron Jones, We Came As Romans, Drowning Pool, Fit For A King, Ill Niño, Currents, Fame On Fire, Eyes Of The Living, Kill The Imposter, State Of Illusion, Cursor, F.I.L.T.H., Blackwater, Ignite The Fire, Just Standing, A War Within, Sinshrift, New Haven, Magg Dylan, Detroit Voodoo, Flight Club, Watersdeep, Casting Shadowz, Supmikecheck, Burn On Re-Entry, Roachzilla, Redefind, Matt The Band, and Mourn The Illusion.

Steve-O and Lou Brutus will host the festival, which will also include a club experience with Ludacris, Lil Jon, T-Pain, and Rev Run.

Daily Lineups Revealed For 2021 Blue Ridge Rock Festival

The daily lineups have been revealed for the 2021 Blue Ridge Rock Festival. The event is scheduled to take place at the Blue Ridge Amphitheater in Danville, VA on September 9-12 and it will feature the following:

September 9: Breaking Benjamin, A Day To Remember, The Ghost Inside, Halestorm, Skillet, Black Label Society, P.O.D., Sabaton, Tech N9ne, Testament, Hatebreed, Spiritbox, From Ashes To New, Miss May I, Chelsea Grin, Texas Hippie Coalition, Slaves, All Good Things, and Islander.

September 10: Rob Zombie, Limp Bizkit, Rise Against, I Prevail, Chevelle, Anthrax, Asking Alexandria, Clutch, Motionless In White, Atreyu, Sevendust, Fever 333, Knocked Loose, Fozzy, Crown The Empire, D.R.U.G.S., Bad Omens, Nonpoint, Light The Torch, Saul, Stitched Up Heart, Tallah, and Burden Of The Sky.

September 11: Five Finger Death Punch, Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Seether, Cypress Hill, Theory Of A Deadman, Trivium, Body Count, Beartooth, Avatar, Wage War, Jelly Roll, Badflower, In Flames, 10 Years, All That Remains, Corrosion Of Conformity, Escape The Fate, Spite, Brand Of Sacrifice, and Another Day Dawns.

September 12: Shinedown, Papa Roach, Gojira, Mastodon, Killswitch Engage, Underoath, Pop Evil, The Hu, Rev Run, Ice Nine Kills, August Burns Red, Ayron Jones, We Came As Romans, Drowning Pool, Fit For A King, Ill Niño, Adelitas Way, Currents, and Fame On Fire.