Ozzy Osbourne, Dave Grohl, Robert Plant, Etc. Among 600 Artists Asking Congress To Save Independent Venues

600 artists have signed an open letter to Congress in an effort to help save independent music venues across the U.S. Among those who signed are Ozzy Osbourne, Dave Grohl, Alice Cooper, Trent Reznor, Jack Black, Robert Plant, Josh Homme, Beartooth, Cannibal Corpse, Alter Bridge, GWAR, Halestorm, New Years Day, Power Trip, Sevendust, Whitechapel, Zakk Wylde, and tons more.

The letter said the following:

“Dear Congress:

We, the undersigned artists, respectfully submit this letter in support of NIVA’s request for federal assistance for independent music venues and promoters across the United States.

We will know America is “back” when our music venues are filled with fans enjoying concerts safely. The live music experience is inextricably tied to our nation’s cultural and economic fabric. In fact, 53% of Americans – that’s 172 million of us – attended a concert last year.

We urge you to remember we are the nation that gave the world jazz, country, rock & roll, bluegrass, hip hop, metal, blues, and R&B. Entertainment is America’s largest economic export, with songs written and produced by American artists sung in every place on the globe. All of these genres of music, and the artists behind them, were able to thrive because they had neighborhood independent venues to play in and hone their craft, build an audience, and grow into the entertainers that bring joy to millions.

Independent venues give artists their start, often as the first stage most of us have played on. These venues were the first to close and will be the last to reopen. With zero revenue and the overwhelming overhead of rent, mortgage, utilities, taxes and insurance, 9 0% of independent venues report that if the shutdown lasts six months and there’s no federal assistance, they will never reopen again.

We are asking you to support NIVA’s request for assistance so these beloved venues can reopen when it’s safe and welcome us and our fans back in. The collapse of this crucial element in the music industry’s ecosystem would be devastating.

Independent venues are asking for an investment to secure their future, not a handout. One Chicago report found that every dollar small venues generate in ticket sales results in $12 of economic activity. If these independent venues close forever, cities and towns across America will not only lose their cultural and entertainment hearts, but they will lose the engine that would otherwise be a driver of economic renewal for all the businesses that surround them.

With respect and solidarity, we, as artists and as community members ourselves, urge you to pass federal legislation that will help #SaveOurStages.”

Cannibal Corpse Recording New Album

It looks like Cannibal Corpse have been recording their new album as of late. George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher shared the below photo from the studio.

Igorrr Premiere New Video For “Parpaing“ Feat. Cannibal Corpse’s George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher

Igorrr have premiered a new video for their new song “Parpaing.“ This track features Cannibal Corpse’s George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher and it will appear on the band’s new album “Spirituality And Distortion” (out March 27).

Iggorrr’s Gautier Serre commented:

“We are so honored to welcome the final boss of death metal: George Fisher, to sing on one of the most brutal Igorrr tracks we have ever made.

I’ve been a huge fan of George since the legendary albums “Gallery of Suicide” and “Bloodthirst” from Cannibal Corpse which had a pretty serious influence on my music.

His participation makes a complete sense to me and to this track: who’s got a better voice than George Fisher’s voice and could fit better on chiptune 8 bit music? Heaviness versus its opposite, I found on this track the perfect match, the perfect balance.”

Cannibal Corpse To Start Working On New Album

Cannibal Corpse have confirmed that they are getting ready to work on their new album. The band said the following:

“Thanks for all your support of “Red Before Black” and all our touring in support of the record. Time to enter the crypts and begin work on the next record. Keep supporting death metal in the new decade!”

Hatebreed Frontman Jamey Jasta Reveals Track Listing For “The Lost Chapters: Volume 2”

Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta has officially revealed the track listing for his new album “The Lost Chapters: Volume 2.” You can check that out below. As previously reported, the record will be released on December 13.

“The Lost Chapters: Volume 2” Track Listing:

01. “They Want Your Soul” (feat. Cannibal Corpse’s George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher)
02. “Return From War” (feat. Soulfly’s Max Cavalera)
03. “Strength To Draw The Line” (feat. Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach)
04. “Cleansed By The Waves” (feat. Ignite’s Zoli Teglas)
05. “When The Contagion Is You” (feat. Trivium’s Matt Heafy)
06. “Spilled Blood Never Dries” (feat. Crowbar’s Kirk Windstein)
07. “Heaven Gets What It Wants” (feat. Light The Torch’s Howard Jones)
08. “Silence Is The Enemy” (feat. Biohazard’s Billy Graziadei)
09. “Just Breathing” (feat. Emmure’s Frank Palmeri)
10. “Our Guardian Angel” (feat. Sacred Reich’s Phil Rind)
11. “13 Appears” (feat. Prong’s Tommy Victor)
12. “Holy Wars… The Punishment Due” (Megadeth cover) (feat. Joey Concepcion)

This news comes after Jasta recently released two songs from the album, “When The Contagion Is You” featuring Matt Heafy and “Strength To Draw The Line” featuring Jesse Leach. A lyric video for “When The Contagion Is You” has since been shared as well:

Hatebreed Frontman Jamey Jasta To Release “The Lost Chapters: Volume 2” In December

Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta has announced that he will be releasing his new album “The Lost Chapters: Volume 2” on December 13. That effort will feature various guests including: Max Cavalera (Soulfly, etc.), Jesse Leach (Killswitch Engage), George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher (Cannibal Corpse), Howard Jones (Light The Torch/ex-Killswitch Engage), Matt Heafy (Trivium), Kirk Windstein (Crowbar, Kingdom Of Sorrow), Frankie Palmeri (Emmure), Tommy Victor (Prong), Phil Rind (Sacred Reich), Zoli Teglas (Ignite), and Billy Graziadei (Biohazard, etc.). Pre-orders can be found HERE.

Cannibal Corpse’s George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher To Guest On Hatebreed Frontman Jamey Jasta’s New Album

Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta has revealed that Cannibal Corpse’s George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher will be guesting on the second volume of “Lost Chapters” from his Jasta project. Previously confirmed guests include: Max Cavalera (Soulfly, etc.), Matt Heafy (Trivium), Frankie Palmeri (Emmure), Zoli Teglas (Ignite), Kirk Windstein (Crowbar, Kingdom Of Sorrow), Jesse Leach (Killswitch Engage), Howard Jones (Light The Torch, ex-Killswitch Engage), Billy Graziadei (Biohazard, Powerflo, etc.), Charlie Bellmore, and Christopher Taylor Beaudette. Pre-orders are available at martyrstore.net.

Cannibal Corpse Announce North American Tour With Thy Art Is Murder & Perdition Temple

Cannibal Corpse have announced a headlining North American tour. Thy Art Is Murder and Perdition Temple will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

10/20 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
10/21 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
10/22 Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live
10/24 Phoenix, AZ – The Pressroom
10/25 Ventura, CA – The Ventura Theater
10/26 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
10/27 Reno, NV – Cargo
10/28 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
10/29 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
10/30 Vancouver, BC – The Vogue Theatre
11/01 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
11/02 Calgary, AB – MacEwan Ballroom
11/05 Boulder, CO – The Boulder Theater
11/06 Fort Collins, CO – Hodi’s Half Note
11/07 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
11/08 Kansas City, MO – The Truman
11/09 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
11/10 Belvidere, IL – The Apollo Theatre
11/12 Joliet, IL – The Forge
11/13 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
11/14 London, ON – London Music Hall
11/15 Toronto, ON – Opera House
11/16 Montreal, QC – M Telus
11/17 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
11/18 Boston, MA – The Royale
11/20 Providence, RI – Fete Ballroom
11/21 New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
11/22 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
11/23 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
11/24 Philadelphia, PA – TLA
11/26 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
11/27 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum

Cannibal Corpse Frontman On Pat O’Brien: “We’re Behind Him 100 Percent”

Back in December 2018, Cannibal Corpse guitarist Pat O’Brien was arrested for burglary with assault and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer as his Northdale, FL home was burning with tons of weapons, locked safes, and potentially explosive devices inside. Despite this, it looks like the band are still hoping that he will return one day. Frontman George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher recently discussed the incident on “The Jasta Show” and had the following to say:

“We love him,. We want him back. But when I saw him in the court with the [anti-suicide] vest, dude, I cried. Because we just got home from tour… We wish the best for him, and we’re just waiting to see [what happens]. He’s got a road ahead of him still with legal issues, and that’s out of our hands. We support him 100 percent; we’re behind him 100 percent.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Cannibal Corpse Premiere “Red Before Black” Music Video

Cannibal Corpse have premiered a new video for the title track of their latest album “Red Before Black.“ The clip was directed by Doug Sakmann and it stars adult performers Nadia White and Talia Satana, as well as Sonja Century, Kim Reo, and Alex Webster.

[via Bloody Disgusting]