Watch Anthrax, Suicidal Tendencies, & Butcher Babies Members Cover Living Colour’s “Funny Vibe” With Corey Glover

Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Roberto “Ra” Diaz (Suicidal Tendencies), and Henry Flurry (Butcher Babies) have shared a quarantine cover of Living Colour‘s “Funny Vibe,” which they worked on with Corey Glover himself. You can see footage of that below:

Benante commented:

“Well, if you gonna cover a @livingcolourofficial tune one thing is for sure: you better have someone who can sing. So… Why not having Mr. @coreyglover himself?! How cool is that?! I have a history with @livingcolour and this is beyond crazy to me that I get to “play” with Corey.

And even better to do it once again with my “online rhythm section partner” @ra_diaz (is that a thing now?) @suicidaltendencies and our friend @henryflury @butcherbabies
At a time when rock was increasingly looking beyond its own frontiers for inspiration, Living Colour’s #vivid was a genre-mashing stake in the ground, taking hard rock, modern jazz, funk and soul and more and binding them together with an incisive political spirit.

The Amazing musicianship throughout this music was incredible to take in. It was heavy and aggressive, yet improvisational and inventive. There was a groove to it and it was slamming in the assault.

One of my highlights was having @livingcolourofficial join us on Our European tour, it was one of my favorite tours. Night after night I would watch them Improvise and Create Music…it was inspiring. @ripmagazineofficial Lonn Friend @instadude74 Came out on that tour and gave us the cover, things were good.

Here is our Version of “funny Vibe” with a very special Guest @coreyglover I hope we did it justice. #funnyvibe”

Watch Anthrax, Butcher Babies, & Suicidal Tendencies Members Cover Tom Petty’s “Yer So Bad” While In Quarantine

Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Carla Harvey (Butcher Babies), and Roberto “Ra” Diaz (Suicidal Tendencies) have shared footage of themselves performing Tom Petty’s “Yer So Bad” while in quarantine. You can watch that below:

Benante commented:

“We miss you, Tom Petty! One of the American greats! Not only a stellar multi instrumentalist but the king of story telling through his lyrics. His songs are familiar, yet they never sound dated. Hearing them after awhile just reminds you of how good he was! What you may not know about Petty was that he was an advocate for fair treatment of musical artists and fans alike. He fought the record industry to avoid his contract be transferred, saying he didn’t want to be “bought and sold like a piece of meat,” and later fought to keep the prices of his albums down so that everyone could afford him. This song has always been a favorite of mine, the lyrics, the Jangly guitars, his voice… he and the Heartbreakers wrote some catchy stuff. This one features the beautiful Carla Harvey of the Butcher Babies and Ra Diaz from Suicidal Tendencies, they rule! Thanks to Andy Lagis for mixing and Dima Levanchuk for video editing – I 💜 Tom Petty”

Heidi Shepherd Says Butcher Babies “Have A New Album Ready”

During a recent appearance on Eluveitie’s “Corona Talk,” Heidi Shepherd confirmed that Butcher Babies’ new album is finished. The band, who are currently unsigned after parting ways with Century Media, were planning to release a new single from the effort in the near future, but their plans were derailed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Shepherd said the following:

“We have a new album ready, and we were actually supposed to release a single. We are waiting for the right timing. Because everything was supposed to happen this coming week, and we kind of stopped everything once we knew that the tour was being postponed. They’re gonna service these songs to radio, and it’s kind of hard to service songs to radio if we are not on tour.”

She went on to say that the group are “in a really weird spot” since they left Century Media:

“We were gonna do a lot of this stuff kind of independently for a minute in hopes of bartering a better deal somewhere. And it doesn’t really serve us right to release something and then who knows if labels are even gonna be looking to sign at that time.

The point of releasing just the single on its own was to kind of be able to talk about our deal with the right label to release the whole album on. So, we’ll see. We have a lot of discussion to be had with our management team about it.”

She also added:

“It was a hard decision to part ways with Century Media. Here in the U.S., the label doesn’t exactly exist much here anymore. And so it was a really difficult decision. We were with them for our entire career; we’ve been a band for 10 years. It just wasn’t working here in the States. But we do love our Century Media family.

We’ll see what happens. I don’t know. I’m sad and I feel a little bit discouraged, but at the same time, I know that things will turn out. And we’re all in the same boat [due to the coronavirus crisis]. [Laughs] That’s one thing I have to keep telling myself — we’re all in this together; we’re all in the same boat.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Megadeth, Five Finger Death Punch, Anthrax, Etc. Members To Take Part In “Oh Say Can You Stream” Fundraising Event

Megadeth bassist David Ellefson’s David Ellefson Youth Music Foundation has teamed up with the Grammy Music Education Coalition for a special “Oh Say Can You Stream” online benefit concert to raise money for the “School’s Out” initiative, which provides online lessons, instruments and gear for kids and aspiring musicians during quarantine, and other COVID-19 relief charities. The livestream will launch on April 11 at 3PM CT / 4PM ET on Ellefson’s Facebook page and YouTube channels as well as the Grammy Music Education Coalition’s Twitch and Facebook pages. In addition to Ellefson the benefit will also feature: Alice Cooper, Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Chris Kael (Five Finger Death Punch), Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth), Kiko Loureiro (Megadeth), Darryl “DMC” McDaniels (RUN DMC), Frank Hannon (Tesla), Elias Soriano (Nonpoint), Carla Harvey (Butcher Babies), Rob Caggiano (Volbeat), Alex Skolnick (Testament), Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper), and tons more. You can find additional details HERE.

HELLYEAH, All That Remains, Butcher Babies, Etc. Tour Postponed

HELLYEAH, All That Remains, Butcher Babies, Saul, and Deepfall’s spring tour has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Butcher Babies recently confirmed the news:

“As we all know, ALL spring-time tours have been affected by the recent news and state of our world. We know you’re itching for a show to bang your head at and we’re itching to get back out on the road once this all blows over. Our upcoming tour dates with Hellyeah & All That Remains are NOT cancelled — just postponed. Stay tuned for all the rescheduled dates! More importantly, stay safe, stay healthy and stay inside god damn it! 🤘😘🤘”

All That Remains Announce New Spring Shows

All That Remains have announced some new spring shows. These dates will take place around their tour with HELLYEAH, Butcher Babies, Deepfall, and Saul.

Tour Dates:

04/09 Syracuse, NY – Westcott Theater
04/10 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
04/11 Sauget, IL – Pop’s
04/12 Bloomington, IL – The Castle Theatre
04/14 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
04/15 Omaha, NE – Slowdown
04/17 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater

With Butcher Babies and Saul:

04/30 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
05/01 Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall
05/02 Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe at Old National Center
05/03 Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
05/09 Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger
05/10 Virginia Beach, VA – Elevation 27
05/15 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
05/19 Angola, IN – The Eclectic Room

Attila, Butcher Babies, Upon A Burning Body, Etc. Set For 2020 Metal In The Mountains Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Metal In The Mountains festival. The event will take place in Pipestem, WV on June 5-7 and the daily lineups can be found below:

June 5: Attila, Lethal Injektion, Monochromatic Black, Snipers Of Babel, Seasons, Mettal Maffia, Famz And The Hooliganz, Pigweed, Cultus Black, Hollywood Nightmare, Sepsiss, Blud Red Roses, Sever The Wicked, Farmacy, Artusha, and A New Days Fall.

June 6: Butcher Babies, For The Fallen Dreams, Before The Silence, In The Red, White Collar Sideshow, Krashkarma, Monster Dolls, After Silence, Carnivora, Black Satellite, Kranium, Dead By Wednesday, Blackwater Drowning, Dramascream, Defending Cain, Of Virtue, Aittala, and Outsider Heart.

June 7: Upon A Burning Body, Sons Of Texas, Flaw, Sunflower Dead, 3 Years Hollow, Dawn Of The Rising, Wor, Nocion, Love The Hate, Anything But Human, Zero Theorem, Dose, Out Of Darkness, Burdens Within, and Transcendence.