Stabbing Westward Release New Covers EP “Hallowed Hymns”

Stabbing Westward have released a new covers EP titled “Hallowed Hymns.“ The effort features the following tracks:

01. “Burn” (The Cure cover)
02. “Every Day Is Halloween” (Ministry cover)
03. “The Killing Moon” (Echo & The Bunnymen cover)
04. “Burn” (The Cure cover)(Devil’s Night Mix)

Christopher Hall commented:

“2020 has been a shit year. We were supposed to release our new album and tour the U.S. to support it. But clearly that’s not happening. We know Halloween is different this year with no parties and no Trick or Treating so we wanted to give fans something special …. something that will help tie you over until we can release some new music.

We picked these three tracks because, for us, they represent the feeling of Halloween and they were very important songs during our early musical stages. If there were ever two bands that I would say most influenced Walter and I to form Stabbing Westward it would be Ministry and The Cure.

From the earliest days of Ministry’s ‘With Sympathy‘ through the evolution of ‘Twitch‘, they were the band that opened our minds and hearts to industrial music. To be able to reimagine these songs as Stabbing Westward while still trying to pay homage to the brilliance of the original versions was a terrifyingly fun adventure.

We have been working on the album so hard for so long that it was really a joy to take a break and explore all these tracks had to offer. As often as you listen to your favorite songs it’s a totally different experience to take one apart and see how it was built.

It gave me such an immense appreciation for what these amazing artists created—especially the Ministry track knowing how primitive the gear was that Al Jourgensen had to work with back then with none of the modern tools we take for granted today.

He literally created new techniques in the studio that we still use today. He was light years ahead of his time. We hope you enjoy listening to these tracks as much as we have enjoyed recording them.”

You can purchase “Hallowed Hymns” on Bandcamp and keep an eye out for Stabbing Westward’s new album “Wasteland” in 2021.

Megadeth, Anthrax, Etc. Members Cover Deep Purple’s “Burn” For “Metal For Kids United”

The “Metal For Kids United – All-Star Charity Jam” is celebrating its fifth anniversary by releasing an all-star cover of Deep Purple’s “Burn” in support of the Peter Pan Association. 25 musicians took part including David Ellefson (Megadeth), Scott Ian (Anthrax), Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear), Brian O’Connor (ex-Vicious Rumors), Rafael Bittencourt (Angra), Thomen Stauch (ex-Blind Guardian), Jens Ludwig (Edguy), and more.

Fabrizio Troiano, president of “Metal For Kids United,” commented:

“Due to sudden spread of the coronavirus pandemic, we were forced to cancel the 2020 edition of the annual benefit show booked in Rome for April. During the spring lockdown period, we asked old and new friends of ‘Metal For Kids United’ to jam together from their own place to celebrate our fifth anniversary and keep the promise made to the association.”

He also added:

“We are very proud of the achievements over the years and we hope, despite the impossibility of making a physical event as in our tradition, we can once again share fun together, raise funds for the kids in need and give the chance to the people from all over the world to experience the ‘Metal For Kids United’ spirit of solidarity Don’t forget to play it loud, make metal horns, headbang and share the video.”

Fans can donate HERE.

Listen To Stabbing Westward’s Cover Of The Cure’s “Burn”

Stabbing Westward have released a cover of The Cure‘s “Burn“ from the 1994 film “The Crow.” The song is the opening track on a new “Cold Waves” benefit compilation. That effort was released today (September 17) via Bandcamp. Proceeds will go towards Darkest Before Dawn and a GoFundMe campaign for Metro Chicago. On another note, the “Cold Waves” virtual festival will be held on September 18-20 via Twitch.

Misery Signals, Xibalba, Etc. Contribute To “Shut It Down: Benefit For The Movement For Black Lives” Compilation

Misery Signals, Xibalba, Thou, Modern Life Is War, Burn, END, and tons more have contributed to a new benefit compilation for The Movement For Black Lives. That effort is titled “Shut It Down: Benefit For The Movement For Black Lives” and it can be purchased via Bandcamp.

2020 Black N Blue Bowl Postponed To September

The 2020 Black N Blue Bowl has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event will now take place at the Monarch Theatre in Brooklyn, NY on September 5-6. Here’s the daily lineups:

September 5: Sick Of It All, Agnostic Front, Murphys Law, Crown Of Thornz, Subzero, Combust, Restraining Order, The Fight, Rule Them All, and Apparition.

September 6: Gorilla Biscuits, Burn, Madball, Shutdown, Death Threat, No Redeeming Social Value, Killer Of Sheep, One Choice, Survivalist, Mutually Assured Destruction, and Silence Equals Death.

Sick Of It All, Agnostic Front, Gorilla Biscuits, Etc. Set For 2020 Black N Blue Bowl

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Black N Blue Bowl. The event will take place at The Monarch in Brooklyn, NY on May 16-17 and it will feature: Sick Of It All, Agnostic Front, Gorilla Biscuits, Burn, Crown Of Thornz (original lineup), Madball, Subzero (30th anniversary show), Murphy’s Law, No Reedming Social Value, Death Threat (20 years of “Peace & Security“), and Shutdown.

Cellar Darling (Ex-Eluveitie) Premiere “Burn” Lyric Video

Cellar Darling (ex-Eluveitie) have premiered a lyric video for their song “Burn.” This track is from the band’s latest album “The Spell.” The group commented:

“Just in time for the holiday season and to counteract the cold, we present you with ‘Burn’, yet another animated video from our concept album, The Spell, once again created by Costin Chioreanu. This is the ninth video in our ongoing series, in which every one of the 13 album tracks will receive a visual interpretation by Costin. We hope you enjoy it!”

Lionheart Premiere “Burn” Music Video

Lionheart have premiered a new video for their new song “Burn.” This track is from the band’s new album “Valley Of Death,” which will be released on November 15. The group commented:

“For the ‘Valley of Death‘ and ‘Burn‘ videos we wanted to try something different – the world doesn’t need another hardcore video shot in a warehouse. We combined elements of the ‘Mad Max‘ movie along with the famous 2Pac/Dre video, ‘California Love‘. We had an awesome time shooting this.”

Kobra And The Lotus Premiere “Burn!” Music Video, Reveal Details For New Album “Evolution”

Kobra And The Lotus have premiered a new video for their new song “Burn!.” This track is from the band’s new album “Evolution,” which will be released on September 20.

Kobra Paige said the following about the song:

“It’s about all of the reasons you hold yourself back. You literally need to burn all of those feelings, stories, excuses, and obstacles keeping you from being your own authentic self. It’s super personal. It’s a product of growing and arriving as a person. I’m realizing who I am. It’s symbolic of the rebirth.”

She also added the following about the album:

“The new body of work sets the tone for the music going forward. Sonically, it’s still heavy. It highlights the showmanship and maintains the edge. At the same time, it’s approachable. It pays tribute to our influences, but it takes the next step. So, it’s a reintroduction to us and a rebirth. A firm goal was to build a strong identity and update everything. We just want to be Kobra And The Lotus; that’s what we’re doing.”

“We’ve never done a record like ‘Evolution’. We’ve flown demos over the Internet back and forth or started a few ideas prior to hitting the studio. This time, we were all working together in the flesh for the full duration of the writing process. It’s a collision of everything we love. We feel like it’s the freshest and most timeless thing we’ve brought to the table.”

“Evolution” Track Listing:

01. “Evolution”
02. “Burn!”
03. “We Come Undone”
04. “Wounds”
05. “Thundersmith”
06. “Circus”
07. “Wash Away”
08. “Liar”
09. “Get The Fuck Out Of Here”
10. “In The End”
11. “Tokyo” (Japanese version only)

In other news, Kobra And The Lotus have also been confirmed as the supporting act on Sebastian Bach’s upcoming tour.