Halestorm Announce Headlining Dates

Halestorm have announced some headlining U.S. shows. The band will also be joined by The HU, Cory Marks, and more on select dates.

Tour Dates:

07/30 York, PA – York State Fair
08/14 Council Bluffs, IA – KIWR River Riot
08/31 Syracuse, NY – NY State Fair
09/01 Buffalo, NY – Art Park (feat. The HU & Cory Marks)
09/03 Kansas City, MO – Azura Amphitheater (feat. The HU & Cory Marks)
09/04 Camdenton, MO – Ozarks Amphitheater (feat. The HU & Cory Marks)
09/05 Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma
09/08 Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium (feat. The HU)
09/09 Danville, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Festival
09/11 Nashville, IN – Brown County Music Center (feat. Crobot)
09/12 Mansfield, OH – Inkcarceration
11/04 Boise, ID – Revolution Center (feat. Rival Sons & Dorothy)
11/17 Salt Lake City, UT – The Union (feat. Plush)
12/08 Joliet, IL – Rialto Square Theatre (feat. Lilith Czar)

Crobot Premiere Music Video For “Everyone Dies” Featuring Steel Panther’s Stix Zadinia

Crobot have premiered a new video for their new song “Everyone Dies.” The track, which features Steel Panther’s Stix Zadinia, will appear on the band’s new EP “Rat Child,” which will be released on June 18.

Crobot commented:

“One of the last tours we did was supporting Steel Panther. We hit it off with all of the guys. Stix even got tattooed by Bishop! We kept in touch and he sent us a bunch of ideas he had for songs.

We really gravitated towards this piano instrumental he had called ‘Jimmy’s Piano Song.’ We don’t know Jimmy, but Stix must really love that dude…cause that shit brought tears to our eyes. Through a couple of Zoom sessions, we were able to work everything out and that’s how we wrote ‘Everyone Dies.’

We really wanted to venture somewhere different with this one but still pump it full of our personality. This is our attempt to sit at the dinner table with Queen whilst eating a healthy portion of Meatloaf.”

[via Loudwire]

Corey Taylor, Philip H. Anselmo And The Illegals, Pop Evil, Etc. Added To 2021 Rock Fest

Corey Taylor, Philip H. Anselmo And The Illegals, Pop Evil, Tommy Vext (ex-Bad Wolves), and Bad Omens have all been added to the 2021 Rock Fest. The new additions were made after Snoop Dogg, Theory Of A Deadman, Bad Wolves, Avatar, Through Fire, and Mad Alice dropped off the event. Rock Fest is set to take place on July 15-17 in Cadott, WI and the updated daily lineups can be found below:

July 14 (pre-show): Queensrÿche, Slaughter, Royal Bliss, Joyous Wolf, Stitched Up Heart, The Black Moods, Modern Mimes, and Unkle Daddy.

July 15: Rob Zombie, Staind, Anthrax, Steel Panther, Saint Asonia, Memphis May Fire, Fozzy, Blacktop Mojo, Carnifex, Fire From The Gods, Falling Through April, Scattered Hamlet, Anything But Human, Digital Homicide, Any Given Sin, GFM, Jett Threatt, Nivrana, Drama Queen, Contingency, and Ignescent.

July 16: Limp Bizkit, Corey Taylor, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals (A Vulgar Display Of Pantera set), Badflower, Of Mice & Men, All That Remains, Tommy Vext, Like A Storm, Crobot, Bones UK, Silvertung, Wildstreet, Distal Descent, City Of The Weak, Throw The Fight, Siin, Hammer Down Hard, Fool Fighters, Dressed To Kill, Strange Daze, and Caster Volor.

July 17: Korn, Danzig, Chevelle, Motionless In White, Pop Evil, We Came As Romans, Gemini Syndrome, Bad Omens, Hyro The Hero, Rachel Lorin, Störmbreaker, Nuisance, Stellar Circuits, Your Screaming Silence, Evandale, Strate Jak It, Gypsy Road, Cowboys From Hell, Probable Cause, and FMDown.

Misfits, In This Moment, August Burns Red, Etc. Added To 2021 Aftershock Festival

More bands have been added to the 2021 Aftershock Festival. The event is scheduled to take place at Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA on October 7-10 and the updated daily lineups can be found below:

October 7: Limp Bizkit, Anthrax, Testament, Exodus, Knocked Loose, 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, Asking Alexandria, Atreyu, Badflower, Anti-Flag, August Burns Red, 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, Higher Power, Tempt, and The Cold Stares.

Crobot Share Video For New Song “Kiss It Goodbye” Featuring Howard Jones, Announce July Tour

Crobot have premiered a new video for their new song “Kiss It Goodbye.” This track features Howard Jones (ex-Killswitch Engage) and it will appear on the band’s new EP “Rat Child,“ which is set to be released on June 18.

The group commented:

“Howard was introduced to us through mutual friends. We have always been huge fans of his melodic footprint and his unique melodies. When we heard he would be interested in writing with us, we were beyond excited. He flew down to Austin and spent a few days in a studio with us.

We had a such great chemistry with him and wrote ‘Kiss it Goodbye.’ We thought it was a shoe-in for being a track on ‘Motherbrain‘ but for whatever reason, it didn’t make the cut. It seemed like such a travesty to let such a great song sit on the shelf. So, we’re pumped to let the world hear it!”

In other news, Crobot have also booked some dates for July:

07/08 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live! (feat. To Whom It May)
07/09 Houston, TX – Scout Bar (feat. To Whom It May)
07/10 Dallas, TX – Trees (feat. To Whom It May)
07/11 San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger (feat. To Whom It May)
07/13 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th St
07/14 Joplin, MO – Guitars
07/15 Iowa City, IA – Gabes
07/16 Cadott, WI – Rock Fest
07/17Janesville, WI – Back Bar

Watch Anthrax, Testament, Suicidal Tendencies, Etc. Members Cover Rush’s “Subdivisions”

Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Alex Skolnick (Testament), Roberto “Ra” Diaz (Suicidal Tendencies), Brandon Yeagley (Crobot), and MeeEun Kim (Trans-Siberian Orchestra) have shared a quarantine cover of “Subdivisions.” You can check that out below:

Benante commented:

“One year ago I had this idea to make a video while in quarantine. I was feeling pretty down about the passing of Neil Peart and about the Pandemic…I needed to be creative and play! I contacted Alex and Ra about doing a Rush song and video and they both liked the idea. I felt that they were probably feeling the same way I was, and that this would be a great way of jamming and entertaining while we were stuck home.

The response to the initial video was overwhelming! It really made us feel good during a bad time. A whole year ago…I cant believe it! It ended up being a year of making music and videos after all; I now have a record that’s coming out May 14 with most of the Jams. The Rush songs will be out on a special EP on Record store day in November. This song will be included on that.

Subdivisions is probably in every Rush fan’s top 10 songs, definitely one of their best. The keyboards dominate this tune and Neil‘s sound on it is so unique! His drum fills are so precise and powerful…like little hooks throughout the song, an air drummer’s dream! The lyrics tell a tale of life in the burbs and being shunned when you don’t meet a certain standard.

Subdivisions
In the high school halls
In the shopping malls
Conform or be cast out!

@alexskolnik @ra @brandon bring it big time – Alex captures Lifeson’s vibe so well, Ra kills Geddy’s bass parts and Brandon brings his amazing voice. We’d like to welcome @meeeun ,(Thanks to Alex for the suggestion), she is an awesome musician and kills the keyboard parts on this. I hope you enjoy this one, It may be one of the last ones for a bit…unless Alex wants to do that Emerson lake and palmer tune (hahahahaha)”

Rob Zombie & Danzig Added To 2021 Rock Fest

Rob Zombie and Danzig have been added to the 2021 Rock Fest. The event is scheduled to take place in Cadott, WI on July 15-17 and the updated lineup can be found below:

July 14 (pre-show): Queensrÿche, Slaughter, Royal Bliss, Joyous Wolf, Stitched Up Heart, The Black Moods, Modern Mimes, and Unkle Daddy.

July 15: Rob Zombie, Staind, Theory Of A Deadman, Steel Panther, Saint Asonia, Memphis May Fire, Fozzy, Blacktop Mojo, Carnifex, Fire From The Gods, Falling Through April, Scattered Hamlet, Anything But Human, Digital Homicide, Any Given Sin, GFM, Jett Threatt, Nivrana, Drama Queen, Contingency, and Ignescent.

July 16: Limp Bizkit, Snoop Dogg, Anthrax, Badflower, Of Mice & Men, Bad Wolves, All That Remains, Like A Storm, Crobot, Bones UK, Silvertung, Wildstreet, Distal Descent, City Of The Weak, Throw The Fight, Siin, Hammer Down Hard, Fool Fighters, Dressed To Kill, Strange Daze, and Caster Volor.

July 17: Korn, Danzig, Chevelle, Motionless In White, Avatar, We Came As Romans, Gemini Syndrome, Through Fire, Hyro The Hero, Rachel Lorin, Störmbreaker, Nuisance, Stellar Circuits, Your Screaming Silence, Evandale, Strate Jak It, Mad Alice, Cowboys From Hell, Probable Cause, and FMDown.

Crobot To Release New EP “Rat Child” In June, Premiere “Mountain” Music Video

Crobot have announced that they will be releasing a new EP titled “Rat Child” on June 18. With this news, the band have also released a new song titled “Mountain.” That track features Anthrax’s Frank Bello and an official video for it can be found below:

“Rat Child” Track Listing:

01. “Mountain” (feat. Anthrax’s Frank Bello)
02. “Kiss It Goodbye” (feat. Light The Torch’s Howard Jones)
03. “Everyone Dies” (feat. Steel Panther’s Stix Zadinia)
04. “Rat Child”

Frontman Brandon Yeagley had the following to say about working with Frank Bello, Howard Jones, and Stix Zadinia:

“We’ve grown to know the Anthrax dudes pretty well through touring and developed a working relationship in addition to our friendships. We’ve always talked about writing with Frankie because we have a lot of the same influences and that definitely shines through in ‘Mountain.’ Frankie has always lent us his ear and has been a big supporter of ours – it was a treat to work with him on something.”

“One of the last tours we did was supporting Steel Panther. We hit it off with all of the guys. Stix even got tattooed by Bishop! We kept in touch and he sent us a bunch of ideas he had for songs.

We really gravitated towards this piano instrumental he had called ‘Jimmy’s Piano Song.’ We don’t know Jimmy, but Stix must really love that dude…cause that shit brought tears to our eyes. Through a couple of Zoom sessions, we were able to work everything out and that’s how we wrote ‘Everyone Dies.’

We really wanted to venture somewhere different with this one but still pump it full of our personality. This is our attempt to sit at the dinner table with Queen whilst eating a healthy portion of Meatloaf.”

“Howard was introduced to us through mutual friends. We have always been huge fans of his melodic footprint and his unique melodies. When we heard he would be interested in writing with us, we were beyond excited. He flew down to Austin and spent a few days in a studio with us.

We had a such great chemistry with him and wrote ‘Kiss it Goodbye.’ We thought it was a shoe-in for being a track on ‘Motherbrain‘ but for whatever reason, it didn’t make the cut. It seemed like such a travesty to let such a great song sit on the shelf. So, we’re pumped to let the world hear it!”

Mammoth WVH Added To 2021 Aftershock Festival

Wolfgang Van Halen’s Mammoth WVH project has been added to the 2021 Aftershock Festival. That 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: Limp Bizkit, Parkway Drive, Testament, Hatebreed, Exodus, Knocked Loose, and Fit For A King.

October 8: Metallica, Rancid, Volbeat, Seether, +LIVE+, Skillet, Suicidal Tendencies, Avatar, Pop Evil, Butcher Babies, Des Rocs, Ayron Jones, Crobot, Cleopatrick, Ego Kill Talent, Crown Lands, UnityTX, and Contracult Collective.

October 9: My Chemical Romance, The Offspring, Machine Gun Kelly, Gojira, Anthrax, Killswitch Engage, Asking Alexandria, Body Count, Badflower, Thursday, L7, Atreyu, Bones UK, South Of Eden, The Black Moods, Another Day Dawns, and American Teeth.

October 10: Metallica, Social Distortion, Rise Against, Mastodon, Pennywise, The Pretty Reckless, Black Veil Brides, Steel Panther, Yelawolf, Mammoth WVH, Grandson, From Ashes To New, Alien Weaponry, Law, The Blue Stones, The Contortionist, Higher Power, Creeper, and The Cold Stares.

P.O.D. & Crobot Release New Holiday Tracks From Mascot Records’ “Christmas Rocks” EP

Mascot Records have announced that they will be releasing a new holiday EP titled “Christmas Rocks” later this year. That effort will feature tracks from P.O.D., 10 Years, Black Stone Cherry, Crobot, Dragged Under, Otherwise and Ayreon. The first two singles, P.O.D.‘s “Christmas Lullaby” and Crobot‘s “What Child Is This?,” can be found below:

P.O.D. frontman Sonny Sandoval said the following:

“With limited time we went into the studio under the impression we were supposed to record a Rock & Roll, novelty, holiday jingle. To our surprise we came out with a Christmas lullaby that will prove, in time, to be a classic, timeless holiday song that will always be a part of your special Christmas memories from now on.”

P.O.D. guitarist Marcos Curiel added:

“‘Christmas Lullaby‘ Inspires me, gives me hope during these uncertain times. It’s a positive, beautiful, Christmas vibration. Thought provoking and heart felt. It resonates from Southtown, San Diego, all the way to the North Pole.”

Crobot frontman Brandon Yeagley also commented:

“With such a rippin’ roster of awesome bands, Mascot Records has brought us all together to help put you in the Christmas spirit! So put a bow on it and slide it under the tree! Santa, we won’t forget to leave some riffs next to your cookies. Merry Riffmas, Beardos!”