Exodus, Ex-Slayer, Ex-Machine Head, Etc. Members Cover Dead Kennedys’ “Police Truck”

Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head), Steve “Zetro” Souza (Exodus), Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, etc.), and Matt Hoffman (Rancid) have shared a quarantine cover of Dead Kennedys’ “Police Truck.” You can check that out below:

Demmel commented:

“Back in the early 80′ Zet’s brother John and I convinced him to sing for our band, ON PAROLE. He helped introduce me to the Bay Area music scene and between the 2 of them, tried their best to corrupt my adolescent ways. Zet would sing the lyrics to this song and do his best Jello Biafra impersonation, it’s been embedded in my head so much that I needed to bring it to life and jam this out.

I reached out to Dave Lombardo because I knew he LOVED the DKs and would help me add some power since I tracked 2 over-driven guitar tracks. I then reached out to my bud Lars from RANCID and he suggested the RANCID bass player, Matt who has played the song many times before and would nail it. He did.

I picked this one before all the recent activity so this song isn’t any kind of statement or declaration. It’s 4 dudes jamming music.

Be good to each other all y’all!!!!!”

Justin Pearson (The Locust, Etc.) On Upcoming Satanic Planet Album: “It’s Basically Pretty Fucked Sounding”

During a recent interview with Brooklyn Vegan, Justin Pearson (Dead Cross, The Locust, etc.) talked a bit about Satanic Planet, the project he’s working on with Dave Lombardo (Dead Cross, ex-Slayer, etc.), Luke Henshaw (Planet B, etc.), and Satanic Temple founder Lucien Greaves. According to him, the band’s new album will be “pretty fucked sounding.”

Pearson said the following about Lombardo’s involvement in the project:

“We had the bulk of the album done and wanted to see if he’d play on one specific track, and maybe a second. We sent files and then, one track turned into one, then two, then three, and now the entire album, which is awesome. I love the dude and what he is contributing to each track.”

He also added the following about the group’s musical direction and Lucien’s involvement:

“Well, I wouldn’t describe the sound. As I do with most of the stuff I am part if, I just say it’s ‘annoying,’ which it mostly is, and it’s meant to be. I’m also trying to coin that as an actual genre of music, for all the weird shit that can’t be easily placed in a box for marketing purposes. As for Lucien’s involvement, he does all of the lyric writing and a good amount of the vocals. But back to what it sounds like… it’s basically pretty fucked sounding, in the realm of industrial music, but really disjointed, uneasy. It’s supposed to sound like what one would assume a satanic record would sound like.”

He continued when asked about release plans:

“We still need to finish up the album. We are planning on starting to mix it soon, and then hopefully find a label to release it. With who is involved in the project, and our friends who have contributed to the tracks such as [Cattle Decapitation’s] Travis Ryan and Jung Sing, I think it will be well received as bizarre as it is turning out. I really look forward to the world hearing it.”

Dave Lombardo (Ex-Slayer, Etc.) Working On New Industrial Project Satanic Planet

Dave Lombardo (Dead Cross, ex-Slayer, etc.) has teamed up with Justin Pearson (Dead Cross, The Locust, etc.) and Luke Henshaw (Planet B, etc.) for a new industrial project called Satanic Planet. The drummer told Rolling Stone the following about that:

“The name of it is Satanic Planet. It’s with Justin Pearson, who’s in Dead Cross as well. And Luke Henshaw, who he works with pretty closely. And Luke also worked on some of the remixes that we featured on our EP. And some of the vocals are done by the head of the Satanic Temple. This is through his affiliation with Justin, so they decided to create an album that’s kind of influenced by Anton LaVey’s early album that he recorded of one of his Black Masses. So we took influence from that. What was supposed to be one song ended up being the whole record. They liked what I did and so I’ve been tackling that nightly. I usually start around midnight and go till around three in the morning [laughs]. But yeah, it’s kind of cool; it’s fun. Like I said, it’s been keeping me busy. And other little odd-and-end jobs that I’ve been doing.”

Danny DeVito Spotted At Mr. Bungle Show

Danny DeVito was recently spotted at a Mr. Bungle show in Los Angeles, CA. The actor was hanging out backstage and even gave frontman Mike Patton (Faith No More, etc.) some acting lessons. Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, etc.) and Scott Ian (Anthrax, etc.), who are currently touring with band, shared some photos on Instagram:

Rock/Metal Musicians Pay Tribute To The Late Neil Peart (Rush)

As previously reported, Rush’s Neil Peart has sadly passed away following a battle with brain cancer. A number of rock/metal musicians have since taken to social media to pay tribute to the legendary drummer and some of the various posts can be found below:

Geddy Lee (Rush):

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Rest in peace, my brother. 💔

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Metallica’s Lars Ulrich and Kirk Hammett:

Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins:

Slash (Guns N’ Roses):

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RIP #NeiPeart

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Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath):

KISS’ Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons:

Gary Holt (Exodus):

David Ellefson (Megadeth):

Anthrax’s Scott Ian, Charlie Benante, and Frank Bello:

Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, etc.):

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R.I.P. #nealpeart An extraordinary talent.

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King Diamond:

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine):

John Dolmayan (System Of A Down):

Steven Adler (ex-Guns N’ Roses):

Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row):

Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, etc.):

Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour):

Overkill:

Mike Inez (Alice In Chains):

Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins):

Alex Bent (Trivium):

Taylor Momsen (The Pretty Reckless):

Chris Jericho (Fozzy):

Matt Sorum (ex-Guns N’ Roses, etc.):

Jason Hook (Five Finger Death Punch):

Adam Gontier (Saint Asonia, ex-Three Days Grace):

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~ Shocked. The Legend. Rest In Peace Neil Peart. 🙏🏻

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Shawn Drover (ex-Megadeth, etc.):

Sacred Reich:

Matt Halpern (Periphery):

Zach Myers (Shinedown):

Chuck D (Public Enemy, Prophets of Rage):

Dan Briggs (Between The Buried And Me):

Peter Frampton:

Jack Black (Tenacious D):

Arch Enemy, Ex-Slayer, Etc. Members To Join Metal Allegiance At Anaheim, CA Show

Metal Allegiance have added more special guests to their January 16 show at the House Of Blues in Anaheim, CA. Here’s the full list of participants: Dave Lombardo (Suicidal Tendencies, ex-Slayer, etc.), Dave Davidson (Revocation, etc.), Jeff Loomis (Arch Enemy, etc.), Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy), Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein (Misfits), Chuck Billy (Testament), Bobby Blitz (Overkill), John Bush (Armored Saint), Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head), Jack Gibson (Exodus), Gary Holt (Exodus, Slayer), Andreas Kisser (Sepultura), Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), Troy Sanders (Mastodon, etc.), and Alex Skolnick (Testament). WWE wrestler Erick Rowan will serve as the MC at the event and Exmortus, Weapons Of Anew, and Trauma will open.

Dave Lombardo Says He Doesn’t Plan On Attending Slayer’s Final Show

During a recent interview with WRIF, ex-Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo was asked if he plans on attending the band’s final show at The Forum in Los Angeles on November 30. He responded with the following:

“No. Come on, man. No. [Laughs] Yeah, no. I think I have a show on that day. I’m playing Knotfest in Mexico City [with SUICIDAL TENDENCIES], then heading over to El Salvador and playing another festival. I’m onstage.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Dave Lombardo (Ex-Slayer, Etc.) Scores “Los Ultimos Frikis” Documentary

Dave Lombardo (Suicidal Tendencies, Dead Cross, ex-Slayer, etc.) has scored the upcoming documentary “Los Ultimos Frikis.” The film, which was directed by Nicholas Brennan, focuses on Cuban metal act Zeus and it will premiere at DOC NYC in New York, NY on November 10.

Here’s a description of the documentary:

”Los Ultimos Frikis‘ captures an intimate portrait of Zeus, a heavy metal band from Havana, Cuba. After fighting for two decades for the right to play their once-forbidden music, Zeus embarks on a journey across the island for their first national tour. While on tour, the band confronts their own fragile place in the country’s shifting culture as a new generation turns to newer, sexier sounds. Returning home to Havana on the cusp of their 30th anniversary, the band comes to terms with how they’ve dedicated their lives, as the film becomes a reflection on time, art and life’s purpose.”

Lombardo said the following:

“When Nick told me his vision for this documentary I was immediately intrigued by the story because it could have been mine. When he asked me to score the film, I didn’t hesitate to accept. It couldn’t have been a more perfect match for my debut at a new form of musical expression. I have been on a path of making music solely for myself and various bands for 37 years. This is for the people of my birthplace. This is for my blood and for healing.”

Brennan also commented:

“‘Los Ultimos Frikis‘ is the culmination of a cross-border collaboration between Cuban and American filmmakers, musicians and artists who have worked together over the past decade to share this unheard story from Cuba with the world. It’s an important example for our current times of how collaboration and friendship can overcome our political differences.

Partnering with Dave Lombardo on this film has been one of the pinnacles of my creative career. Dave has brought a deeply personal and creative weight to his music in this film, informed both by his Cuban roots as well our shared time together in Havana over the past few years. With the film’s original score, Dave pours his heart into the music, blending Cuban rhythms, a deeply emotional sensitivity, and his metal instincts to echo the powerful, impactful story of Zeus as it unfolds on screen.”

Melvins, Cattle Decapitation, Ho99o9, Etc. To Open For Mr. Bungle At Upcoming Reunion Shows

Mr. Bungle have revealed that Melvins, Cattle Decapitation, Ho99o9, and more will be joining them on select dates of their February reunion tour. As previously reported, the shows will find Trevor Dunn, Mike Patton, and Trey Spruance performing “The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny” in full with special guests Scott Ian (Anthrax, The Damned Things, etc.) and Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies, Dead Cross).

Tour Dates:

02/05 Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theatre (feat. Ho99o9 & Hirax)
02/06 Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theatre (feat. Cattle Decapitation & Neil Hamburger)
02/07 Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theatre (feat. Melvins & Cunts)
02/08 San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre (feat. Victims Family & Intestinal Disgorge)
02/10 New York, NY – Brooklyn Steel (feat. Full Of Hell & Spotlights)
02/11 New York, NY – Brooklyn Steel (feat. Antidote & Cleric)
02/13 San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre (feat. Possessed & Neil Hamburger)

Spruance commented:

“Putting these shows together it occurred to us that this was a great opportunity to expose unsuspecting audiences to some of the absolutely legendary thrash, death metal and hardcore bands that originally inspired us in the mid 80s.

And if we’re going to do that, why not re-unite with some of the equally legendary bands we were close with in the 90s? And why just concentrate on the past? Of the current bands that have taken some kind of inspiration from the heavier side of Mr. Bungle in doing their own thing, why not invite the select few that have managed to inspire us back?”

Mr. Bungle Announce Third Los Angeles, CA Show

Mr. Bungle have added another Los Angeles date to their February reunion tour. As previously reported, these shows will find Trevor Dunn, Mike Patton, and Trey Spruance performing “The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny” in full with special guests Scott Ian (Anthrax, The Damned Things, etc.) and Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies, Dead Cross). Here’s their updated schedule:

02/05 Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theatre
02/06 Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theatre
02/07 Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theatre
02/08 San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre
02/10 New York, NY – Brooklyn Steel
02/11 New York, NY – Brooklyn Steel
02/13 San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre