Frayle Sign With The Oracle Management, Score Supporting Slot On Cradle Of Filth’s North American Tour

Frayle have signed a new deal with DevilDriver frontman Dez Fafara’s The Oracle Management and will now be joining Cradle Of Filth on their spring North American tour. This news comes as the band are preparing to release their new album “Skin & Sorrow” on July 8.

Fafara commented:

“Frayle is one of the best bands I’ve heard in a very long time and the exact type of music that I seek out to personally listen to! The visuals behind the band, along with the musicianship and Gwyn fronting, makes Frayle a band that is a must-see live. Revolver was correct in naming them a ‘hot band to watch!’ We at The Oracle mgmt look forward to guiding the career and watching them succeed. Please catch them live as special guests of Cradle of Filth, dates below! Special thank you goes to Jeremy Saffer for introducing us to the band and their music. For dark hearts everywhere I present Frayle!”

Tour Dates (with Cradle Of Filth and Misfire):

05/12 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave / Eagles Club
05/20 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
05/22 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
05/23 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
05/25 Seattle, WA – The Showbox
05/26 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
05/29 Calgary, AB – The Palace Theatre
05/30 Saskatoon, SK – Coors Event Centre
06/01 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
06/02 Joliet, IL – The Forge
06/03 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
06/04 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
06/06 Montréal, QC – Théâtre Corona
06/07 Quebec City, QC – Impérial Bell
06/09 Albany, NY – Empire Live
06/10 New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
06/11 Harrisburg, PA – Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center

DevilDriver’s Dez Fafara: COVID-19 “Almost Took My Life”

It looks like DevilDriver’s Dez Fafara may have had a serious battle with COVID-19. The frontman mentioned his bout with the disease in a recent tweet:

“Any day above ground after surviving covid that almost took my life is a good day my friend it’s why my head ain’t in the work game right now I’m enjoying bed by 9pm and holding my wife’s hand in my sleep like an otter 🤩🤣”

[via The PRP]

Carnifex Recruit Ex-DevilDriver Guitarist Neal Tiemann For Upcoming Tour

Ex-DevilDriver guitarist Neal Tiemann will be performing with Carnifex during the band’s upcoming tour with Suicide Silence, Lorna Shore, Upon A Burning Body, AngelMaker, and Distant. He said the following about that on Instagram:

“Excited doesn’t fully explain it. I’ll be playing with my great friends in @carnifex for this stacked tour! Come say hi! #nft #nealfingtiemann #carnifex #suicidesilence #dunable #ormsby #isptechnologies #metal #tour”

Lamb Of God And DevilDriver Singers Invest In Charity-Minded Cryptocurrency

Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe and DevilDriver’s Dez Fafara have invested in a new charity-minded cryptocurrency called Chakra Coin. You can learn more about that HERE.

Here’s an official press release:

Metal singers Dez Fafara and D. Randall Blythe abide by the maxim to “put your money where your mouth is” with Chakra Coin, a new cryptocurrency designed to foster community and invest in charitable causes.

Longtime friends, both frontmen earned gold records with their respective bands and share unwavering commitments to artistic integrity, with a progressive outlook and attitude about the world around them. While it is a deflationary token allowing for passive income generation, the core Chakra Coin team pledge to donate a portion of profits to various causes and hope to encourage the whole community to do the same.

“I’m a believer in Chakra Coin,” explains Fafara, best-known as the frontman for DevilDriver and Coal Chamber and a co-founder of The Oracle Management, representing extreme music titans like Cradle Of Filth and Jinjer. “We started this venture to create a community of giving back and paying it forward. I will donate partial proceeds to multiple charity organizations. I hope that everyone who participates in Chakra Coin will do the same, creating a better world and a more cohesive existence for everyone involved.”

Chakra Coin is a decentralized, deflationary meme token. It is similar to Shiba Inu, Safemoon, and other cryptocurrencies that took the global financial ecosystem by storm after early adopters of these tokens saw their value skyrocket in a relatively short time span. Chakra Coin combines profitable yield generating DeFi and safe store-of-value, a gas-free cryptocurrency free from friction and borders. Its stated disruptive aim is to help usher in a fairer economic standard of living. Chakra Coin is also a fully community-owned token.

“The potential of blockchain technology, including DeFi and cryptocurrencies, to create a more equitable system of wealth distribution is extremely intriguing to me,” offers Blythe. “It is my hope that being involved on the ground floor with a cryptocurrency community that holds a charitable component as one of its core tenants will be one small step towards creating a fairer, more altruistic economic system for everyone.”

His band, Lamb Of God, earned five Grammy nominations across eight studio albums. Lamb Of God toured with Metallica, Slayer and Slipknot as they ascended to the top-tier of modern metal bands; they recently wrapped a U.S. tour co-headlining with Megadeth. Blythe is also an accomplished photographer and bestselling author. In addition to sharing stages together, Blythe and Fafara are partners in the SunCult surf wear brand.

Both are quick to point out that they are not financial advisors, and they encourage their friends, peers, and fans to conduct their own consultations with qualified advisors about Chakra Coin, or any investments. At this time cryptocurrencies are still highly volatile, and no one should invest money they can’t afford to lose into any sort of asset, cryptocurrency or otherwise.

“Dogecoin, Shiba Inu, Safemoon, and all of the stuff happening with cryptocurrencies is immensely exciting,” adds Fafara. “My hope is that Chakra Coin will encourage others to share the wealth with the less fortunate.”

DevilDriver Part Ways With Guitarist Neal Tiemann

DevilDriver have parted ways with guitarist Neal Tiemann. Frontman Dez Fafara issued the following statement:

“It’s at this time we are announcing the parting of ways with Neal . Neal filled in a time when we needed him most , we thank him for his touring & song writing efforts in DevilDriver….it was an honor to have jammed with him . Adios Amigo good luck in whatever you do”

Volbeat And Papa Roach Added To 2021 Rebel Rock Fest

Volbeat and Papa Roach have been added to this year’s Rebel Rock Festival. That event will take place at the Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando, FL on September 23-26 and the updated lineup can be found below:

September 23 (“Taco Metal Party”): Volbeat, P.O.D. (performing “Satellite), Slaves, Erra, Otherwise, Sons Of Texas, Kyng, Greyhaven, Killakoi, Fate Destroyed, Matriarchs, and Part Time Superheroes

September 24: Machine Gun Kelly, Limp Bizkit, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals (“A Vulgar Display Of Pantera” set), Skillet, Motionless In White, Pop Evil, Hatebreed, Knocked Loose, Fit For A King, DED, Light The Torch, Saul, September Mourning, Afterlife, Dirty Machine, Pigweed, and Circa Arcana.

September 25: Papa Roach, Five Finger Death Punch, Underoath, Killswitch Engage, Legends Of Wu-Tang, DevilDriver, August Burns Red, Attila, Escape The Fate, Nonpoint, Bad Omens, Another Day Dawns, Them Evils, Small Town Titans, Falling Through April, Farewell To Fear, Fecility, and Grin Cynic.

September 26: The Used, Rise Against, Sevendust, Anti-Flag, All That Remains, Suicide Silence, Emmure, Miss May I, Suicide Silence, Brett Scallions (Fuel), Fire From The Gods, Spite, Stitched Up Heart, Destrophy, Islander, Dropout Kings, Rising Up Angry, Below 7, Kill The Imposter, and Lost In Silence.

Lineup Finalized For 2021 Rebel Rock Festival

More bands have been added to the 2021 Rebel Rock Festival. The event is scheduled to take place at the Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando, FL on September 23-26 and the updated daily lineups can be found below:

September 23 (“Taco Metal Party”): P.O.D. (performing “Satellite“), Slaves, Otherwise, Sons Of Texas, Kyng, Another Day Dawns, Greyhaven, Killakoi, Fate Destroyed, Matriarchs, and Part Time Superheroes.

September 24: Limp Bizkit, Machine Gun Kelly, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals (“A Vulgar Display Of Pantera” set), Skillet, Motionless In White, Pop Evil, Hatebreed, Finger Eleven, Knocked Loose, Fit For A King, DED, Light The Torch, Saul, September Mourning, Dirty Machine, Fighting Giants, and Circa Arcana.

September 25: Five Finger Death Punch, Legends Of Wu-Tang, Underoath, Killswitch Engage, Body Count, DevilDriver, August Burn Red, Attila, Escape The Fate, Nonpoint, Bad Omens, Them Evils, Cold, Small Town Titans, Falling Through April, Farewell To Fear, and Grin Cynic.

September 26: Rise Against, The Used, Sevendust, Anti-Flag, All That Remains, Emmure, Miss May I, Suicide Silence, Brett Scallions (Fuel), Fire From The Gods, Spite, Stitched Up Heart, Destrophy, Islander, Dropout Kings, Rising Up Angry, Below 7, Kill The Imposter, and Lost In Silence.

Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, August Burns Red, Etc. Added To 2021 Rebel Rock Festival

More bands have been added to the 2021 Rebel Rock Festival. The event is scheduled to take place at the Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando, FL on September 23-26 and the updated daily lineups can be found below:

September 23 (“Taco Metal Party”): P.O.D. (performing “Satellite“), SLVS, Kyng, Otherwise, Sons Of Texas, Another Day Dawns, Greyhaven, Killakoi, Matriarchs, Fate Destroyed, and Part Time Superheroes.

September 24: Limp Bizkit, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals (“A Vulgar Display Of Pantera” set), Skillet, Motionless In White, Pop Evil, Hatebreed, Finger Eleven, Knocked Loose, Fit For A King, DED, Light The Torch, Saul, September Mourning, Dirty Machine, and Fighting Giants.

September 25: Five Finger Death Punch, Legends Of Wu-Tang, Underoath, Killswitch Engage, Body Count, DevilDriver, August Burn Red, Attila, Escape The Fate, Nonpoint, Bad Omens, Cold, Fame On Fire, Falling Through April, and Farewell To Fear.

September 26: Rise Against, The Used, Sevendust, Anti-Flag, All That Remains, Emmure, Miss May I, Suicide Silence, Brett Scallions (Fuel), Fire From The Gods, Spite, Stitched Up Heart, Islander, Dropout Kings, Kill The Imposter, Stark, Rising Up Angry, and Below 7

Dez Fafara Doesn’t Rule Out New Coal Chamber Album: “I Wouldn’t Put It Past Us”

While answering fan questions for a new issue of Metal Hammer, DevilDriver’s Dez Fafara was asked about the possibility of a new Coal Chamber album. The frontman responded with the following:

“I’m not gonna say yes or no. I’m not gonna say no, because we’ve all spoken. The main thing for me is that the relationship is all good after numerous fallouts in the beginning and after sone stuff went horribly wrong when we got back together to release [2015 comeback album] ‘Rivals’. The vibe in that camp is very cool at the moment, and we all have each other’s backs. I wouldn’t put it past us, but right now I’m definitely concentrating on DEVILDRIVER.”

Limp Bizkit, Five Finger Death Punch, Rise Against, Etc. Set For 2021 Rebel Rock Fest

The initial lineup has been revealed for the 2021 Rebel Rock Fest. The event will take place at the Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando, FL on September 24-26 and the daily lineups can be found below:

September 24: Limp Bizkit, Parkway Drive, Skillet, Motionless In White, Pop Evil, Hatebreed, Finger Eleven, Knocked Loose, Fit For A King, DED, Light The Torch, Saul, September Mourning, Dirty Machine, and Fighting Giants.

September 25: Five Finger Death Punch, Legends Of Wu-Tang, I Prevail, Killswitch Engage, Body Count, DevilDriver, Attila, Escape The Fate, Nonpoint, Cold, Fame On Fire, Falling Through April, and Farewell To Fear.

September 26: Rise Against, The Used, Sevendust, Anti-Flag, All That Remains, Suicide Silence, Brett Scallions (Fuel), Carnifex, Spite, Stitched Up Heart, Islander, Dropout Kings, Rising Up Angry, and Below 7.