DevilDriver Drop Off Static-X’s North American Tour, Drowning Pool & Mushroomhead Added

DevilDriver have dropped off the final leg of Static-X‘s “Wisconsin Death Trip” 20th anniversary tour due to frontman Dez Fafara needing time off to be with his wife, who is sadly battling cancer. Drowning Pool and Mushroomhead will replace the group on select, unspecified dates. Fafara commented:

“Hello everyone, My wife has been diagnosed with cancer. I will be staying home to care for her and be by her side every minute as she begins her Cancer fight with surgery and further treatments. Apologies to all but I’m sure you all understand that family comes before work. We thank you for all your well wishes at this time.”

Tour Dates:

With Dope, Wednesday 13, and Raven Black:

11/08 Austin, TX – Emo’s
11/09 Tyler, TX – Clicks
11/10 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
11/12 Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theater
11/13 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
11/15 Ft. Lauderdale – Revolution
11/16 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
11/17 Destin, FL – Club LA
11/19 Greensboro, NC – Cone Denim
11/20 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
11/21 Columbus, OH – Express Live
11/22 Albany, NY – Skyloft
11/23 Providence, RI – Fete Ballroom (‘Providence Metal Fest)
11/24 New York, NY – Sony Hall
11/27 Flint, MI – Machine Shop
11/28 Flint, MI – Machine Shop
11/29 Cincinnati, OH – Riverfront Live
11/30 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II
12/01 Champaign, IL – The City Center
12/02 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
12/03 Green Bay, WI – Green Bay Distillery
12/04 St. Paul, MN – The Myth
12/05 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
12/06 Sauget, IL – Pop’s
12/07 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theater
12/08 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios Live

With Wednesday 13:

12/10 Salt Lake City, UT – The Royal Bar
12/11 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
12/12 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
12/13 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
12/14 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
12/15 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
12/17 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
12/18 Fresno, CA – Fulton 55

“Dead Bodies Everywhere: A Slam And Death Tribute To Nu-Metal” To Be Released In February

Imploding Sounds records will be releasing a new covers album titled “Dead Bodies Everywhere: A Slam And Death Tribute To Nu-Metal” on February 14. The effort will feature various nu-metal songs covered by slam, death and goregrind artists. The first two singles, Ophiocordyceps’ cover of Static-X‘s “I’m With Stupid“ and Penguin On Fire’s cover of Deftones’ “When Girls Telephone Boys”, can be streamed below:

Here’s the full track listing:

01. Cockoroch – “Here To Stay” (Korn cover)
02. Guttural Engorgement – “Leech” (Limp Bizkit cover)
03. Penguin On Fire – “When Girls Telephone Boys” (Deftones cover)
04. Aborning – “Get This” (Slipknot cover)
05. Angelic Assblast – “Dig” (Mudvayne cover)
06. Aceldama – “Awake” (Godsmack cover)
07. I Tore My Eyes Out – “Bodies” (Drowning Pool cover)
08. Ophiocordyceps – “I’m With Stupid” (Static-X cover)
09. Atoll – “Loco” (Coal Chamber cover)
10. Throat Bleach – “People = Shit” (Slipknot cover)
11. Smothered Bowels – “Duality” (Slipknot cover)
12. Domestic Terror – “Never Get Caught” (American Head Charge cover)
13. Acephaly – “Birthmark” (Deftones cover)
14. Phyllomedusa – “Spit” (Kittie cover)
15. Daedon – “Down With The Sickness” (Disturbed cover)
16. Gorebones – “Nookie” (Limp Bizkit cover)
17. Big Chef – “Break Stuff” (Limp Bizkit cover)
18. Ruptured Gangrenous Cloaca – “Bawitdaba” (Kid Rock cover)

[via The PRP]

Senses Fail Joined Onstage By Twiztid For System Of A Down, Limp Bizkit, Etc. Covers Medley At Tampa Date Of The Vans Warped Tour

While on the Vans Warped Tour’s final cross-country run, Senses Fail decided to incorporate a covers medley, featuring System Of A Down‘s “Chop Suey!“, Drowning Pool‘s “Bodies“, Limp Bizkit‘s “Break Stuff” and Rage Against The Machine‘s “Bulls On Parade“, into their set and during the Tampa, FL date Twiztid got in on the fun. You can see footage of that below:

Nine Inch Nails, Primus, Stone Temple Pilots, Etc. Set For 2018 River City Rockfest

The lineup has been revealed for the 2018 River City Rockfest. That event will take place on September 22 at the AT&T Center Grounds in San Antonio, TX and it will include the following: Nine Inch Nails, Primus, Stone Temple Pilots, Bush, Chevelle, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Clutch, HELLYEAH, Yelawolf, Suicidal Tendencies, The Sword, Drowning Pool, The Fever 333, Upon A Burning Body, Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, I See Stars, Demob Happy, The Heroine, Blacktop Mojo, Lynnwood King & The Revival, and Covina.

Drowning Pool Working On New Album

It looks like Drowning Pool have started the writing process for their follow-up to “Hellelujah.” The band confirmed the news during a recent chat with 97.1 The Eagle.

C.J. Pierce said the following:

“We’re working on new songs right now, which is awesome. We’re working on tunes for the next record. We have a bunch of stuff on the plate. Everybody’s brought amazing stuff, material. The thing with this is just to try and go through and see what we’re gonna do on the next record. So we’ll hash out all the ideas and songs and then start narrowing it down. So it’s nice to have more than enough to go through.”

He also added the following when asked how the new material compares to “Hellelujah”:

“It’s just a continuation of that. I mean, it’s rock and roll. There’s a lot of different ideas, again, on the table, so it’s coming together. Jay [vocalist Jasen Moreno] and Steve [bassist Stevie Benton] bring a lot of lyrics to the table as of late as well. I love the double meanings in everything that we have. We’re getting deeper with the lyrics — deep tracks — so it’s getting there. [We’re] just evolving as a band, and it’s monumental. This next record with Jasen, it’s three records in [with the same singer] — the first time we’ve done that with anybody. So, obviously, we like Jay; he’s gonna stay around.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Scott Stapp, Drowning Pool, Sick Puppies, Etc. Set For 2017 Blue Ridge Rock Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2017 Blue Ridge Rock Festival. The event will take place on September 9 at the Phase 2 Festival Grounds in Lynchburg, VA, and it will include: Scott Stapp, Everlast, Drowning Pool, Twiztid, Sick Puppies, Dope, Adema, Saliva, Trapt, Ill Niño, Texas Hippie Coalition, Moonshine Bandits, (hed)p.e., Orgy, Saving Abel, Crazy Town, Tantric, Blaze Ya Dead Homie, Flaw, Whitney Peyton, Almost Kings, Something Clever, Reliance Code, Media Downfall, Razorz Edge, Hardrive Crew, Hateful Bones, Demyze, GypsyRoad, Shun The Raven, and LNV.