Deep Purple Premiere New Song “Man Alive”

Deep Purple have premiered a new song titled “Man Alive.” This track is from the band’s new album “Whoosh!,” which will now be released on August 7. Ian Gillan told Billboard the following:

“It’s an abstract concept. There was an apocalyptic quality to the (music of) ‘Man Alive’, and the idea developed lyrically from there — the scenario of this event that took place and everyone got killed, and you get this picture of ‘all creatures great and small grazed on blood red soil, and grass that grows on city streets.’ So it’s a post-humanity scenario. And then all of a sudden something’s washed up on the beach, and it turns out to be a man, and it’s the only living man — but it’s just a man, so…That’s the end of humanity, because what use is one man? That was the idea. If it was a painting, you’d call it impressionistic.”

Deep Purple Delay New Album “Whoosh!”

Deep Purple’s new album, “Whoosh!,” has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The effort, which was originally set to be released on June 12, is now expected to be released in August.

Ian Gillan commented:

“For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction…well, not exactly in this case; more cause and effect, where the latter is often greater than the former.

Distribution lines (the physical sales of CDs, vinyl, cassettes (?) etc) and retail outlets are closed until The Dreaded Lurgy* gets indigestion.

Therefore, as there are still so many of us who love to hold a new record in our hands, and following advice from our magnificent label, we have decided to delay the release of Whoosh until August.

During my quarantine I’m listening to a lot of music and guessing that it’s the same for many of us during this scary disruption to our lives.

We know, don’t we, that music will play a big part in our celebrations as we step back into the light.

But, health comes first, so I must stuff my excitement about sharing Whoosh with you back into a box for a little while.

Stay well and follow the light…

ig”

Deep Purple To Release New Album “Whoosh!” In June

Deep Purple have announced that they will be releasing their new album “Whoosh!” on June 12. You can find the cover art and track listing for that effort below:

“Whoosh!” Track Listing:

01. “Throw My Bones”
02. “Drop The Weapon”
03. “We’re All The Same In The Dark”
04. “Nothing At All”
05. “No Need To Shout”
06. “Step By Step”
07. “What The What”
08. “The Long Way Round”
09. “The Power Of The Moon”
10. “Remission Possible”
11. “Man Alive”
12. “And The Address”
13. “Dancing In My Sleep”

In other news, Deep Purple have also announced a European tour:

May 31 – Moscow – Megasport Ice Palace (RU)
Jun. 03 – Istanbul – Lifepark (TR)
Jun. 06 – Athens – Rockwave Festival (Terravibe Park) (GR)
Jun. 20 – Clisson – HellFest (FR)
Jun. 21 – Dessel – Graspop Metal Meeting (BE)
Jun. 24 – Hamburg – Stadtpark Freilichtbühne (DE)
Jun. 25 – Aalborg – Skovdalen (Open Air) (DK)
Jun. 27 – Oslo – Tons of Rock Ekeberg (NO)
Jun. 30 – Paris (Boulogne Billancourt) – La Seine Musicale (FR)
Jul. 01 – Nimes – Festival De Nimes Les Arenes (FR)
Jul. 03 – Klam – Clam Rock (AT)
Jul. 04 – Eisenstadt – Lovely Days (AT)
Jul. 06 – Bologna – Bologna Sonic Park (IT)
Jul. 08 – Sion – Sion sous Sion sous les étoiles (CH)
Jul. 10 – Bonn – Kunst Rasen Granau (DE)
Jul. 11 – Rosenheim – Rosenheim Sommerfestival (DE)
Jul. 14 – Halle (Saale) – Freilichtbühne Peißnitz (DE)
Jul. 15 – Mainz – Open Air Volkspark Mainz (DE)
Jul. 17 – St Julien en Genevois – Guitare en Scene Festival (FR)
Jul. 18 – Brombach – Lieder Am See (DE)
Jul. 20 – Carcassone – Festival De Carcassone Theatre Jean Deschamps (FR)
Jul. 22 – Lörrach – Stimmen Festival (DE)
Jul. 24 – Colmar – Festival De La Foire Aux Vins De Colmar Parc Des Expositions (FR)
Jul. 26 – Stockholm – Hovet Ice Hall (SE)
Jul. 27 – Gothenburg – Partille Arena (SE)
Jul. 29 – Copenhagen – Royal Arena (DK)
Oct. 02 – Manchester – Manchester Arena (GB)
Oct. 03 – London – O2 (London) (GB)
Oct. 05 – Glasgow – Hydro (GB)
Oct. 06 – Leeds – FD Arena (GB)
Oct. 08 – Birmingham – Arena (Birmingham) (GB)
Oct. 10 – Luxembourg – Rockhal (LU)
Oct. 13 – Berlin – Max Schmeling Halle (DE)
Oct. 14 – Lodz – Atlas Arena (PL)
Oct. 16 – Stuttgart – Schleyer-Halle (DE)
Oct. 17 – Oberhausen – KP Arena (DE)
Oct. 19 – Milan – Forum (IT)
Oct. 20 – Zurich – Hallenstadion (CH)
Oct. 22 – Lille – Zenith (FR)
Oct. 24 – Dijon – Zenith (FR)
Oct. 26 – Clermont Ferrand – Zenith D’Auvergne (FR)
Oct. 28 – Amsterdam – Ziggo Dome (NL)

Deep Purple Finish New Album, Announce UK Tour With Blue Öyster Cult

Deep Purple have officially finished their new album. Ian Gillan confirmed the news on Facebook. With this news, the band have also announced a UK tour with Blue Öyster Cult:

10/02 – Manchester Arena
10/03 – London The O2
10/05 – Glasgow The SSE Hydro
10/06 – Leeds First Direct Arena
10/08 – Arena Birmingham

Deftones, Faith No More, System Of A Down, Etc. Set For 2020 Hellfest

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Hellfest Open Air Festival. The event will be held in Clisson, France on June 19-21 and the daily stage lineups can be found below.

June 19:

Mainstage 01: Deftones, Incubus, Opeth, Leprous, Ego Kill Talent, Soen, and Frog Leap

Mainstage 02: Volbeat, The Offspring, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, The Inspector Cluzo, Ghostemane, Danko Jones, The Wildhearts, and Laura Cox.

Altar Stage: Obituary, Death DTA, At The Gates, Entombed A.D., Grave, Unleashed, Cadaver, Necrowretch, and Tremplin Voice Of Hell.

Temple Stage: Mayhem, Abbath, Rotting Christ, Primordial, The Great Old Ones, Seth, Mephorash, Numen, and Tremplin Voice Of Hell.

Valley Stage: Electric Wizard, Baroness, OM, Witchcraft, Black Mountain, Elder, ASG, Greenleaf, and Ecstatic Vision.

Warzone Stage: Body Count, Suicidal Tendencies, Powerflo, Youth Of Today, Dog Eat Dog, Slapshot, Jesus Piece, Higher Power, and In Other Climes.

June 20:

Mainstage 01: Faith No More, Infectious Grooves, Alter Bridge, Heaven Shall Burn, Thy Art Is Murder, Crystal Lake, and Fire From The Gods.

Mainstage 02: Deep Purple, Airbourne, Steel Panther, Alestorm, The Darkness, Last In Line, L7, The Dead Daises, and Galactic Empire.

Altar Stage: Sepultura, Sacred Reich, Flotsam And Jetsam, Exciter, Loudblast, Xentrix, Rectal Smegma, Brutal Sphincter, and Karras.

Temple Stage: Wardruna, The Hu, Ensiferum, Taake, Kamppfar, Einjerjer, Helheim, Aktarium, and Artus.

Valley Stage: Envy, Mono & The Jo Quail Quartet, John Garcia & The Band Of Gold, High On Fire, Pelican, Me And That Man, The Picturebooks, Duel, and Point Mort.

Warzone Stage: Social Distortion, The Toy Dolls, Agnostic Front, Reverent Horton Heat, Anti-Flag, Frustration, Guerilla Poubelle, Lion’s Law, and Grade 2.

June 21:

Mainstage 01: System Of A Down, Korn, Maximum The Hormone, BABYMETAL, Jinjer, Lacuna Coil, Kontrust, and Deadly Apples.

Mainstage 02: Judas Priest, Running Wild, Down, Michael Schenker, Doro, Delain, Sortilege, Battle Beast, and Tempt.

Altar Stage: Devin Townsend, Meshuggah, The Black Dahlia Murder, Periphery, Dying Fetus, Misery Index, Ingested, Dyscarnate, and Exocrine.

Temple Stage: Watain, Alcest, Belzebubs, Borknagar, Gaahls Wyrd, Regarde Les Hommes Tomber, Numenorean, Penitence Onirique, and Deliverance.

Valley Stage: Killing Joke, Perturbator, Life Of Agony, 3TEETH, Hangman’s Chair, Twin Temple, Inter Arma, Lysistrata, and Abrahma.

Warzone Stage: Walls Of Jericho, August Burns Red, While She Sleeps, Lionheart, Rotting Out, Landmarks, Moscow Death Brigade, and Wolfpack.

Watch Footage Of Iron Maiden Frontman Bruce Dickinson Performing At 50th Anniversary Celebration For Late Deep Purple Keyboardist Jon Lord’s “Concerto For Group And Orchestra”

Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson was among the musicians that performed at the 50th anniversary celebration for late Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord’s “Concerto For Group And Orchestra.” That event took place at Palais Montcalm in Quebec City, QC last night (November 21) and footage from it can be seen below:

[via Blabbermouth]