Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach Reveals Name For New Project With His Girlfriend

Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach and his girlfriend Porphyra Philia have officially set Dead Trees as the name of their new project. The duo previously released one song titled “Luminescent Dreams” and another track titled “Mind Virus” is “coming soon.”

[via The PRP]

Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach Shares Demo Of New Electronic Track That He Worked On With His Girlfriend

Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach has shared a demo of a new electronic track titled “Luminescent Dreams.” The song is collaboration between the singer and his girlfriend.

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This was a one shot take by @warren_archer of a freestyle performance that seemed to be a perfect match for this song. I edited the song to the video took me a few minutes and it looked great! I didn’t shoot this one but I plan on doing some pro style stuff for us when we have the ability to do so. @porphyra.philia is a beast when she performs (doing aerial dancing is NOT easy, it takes a lot of core strength)! I love to watch her do her thing from silks to Lyra and pole. She is a beautiful woman that has an intelligent, passionate, loyal and poetic soul! I’m proud to work with her! I can’t wait for more collaborations and eventual live performances! Link in our Bio above on to download a high quality version of the song! We are working on more stuff to be released soon! Thanks for watching and listening 🤘🏼 Hails 💀 -Jesse . #WeAreDeadTrees #AerialPerformance #PoleDance #BeastMode #DeadTrees #ElectronicMusic #Dubstep #Industrial #Metal #DarkElectro #Goth #JesseLeach #WeAreDeadTrees

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Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With Attrition

Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “new music showcase,” the feature where I introduce you to bands that readers of this site may find interesting. This time I have an exclusive Q&A with Attrition.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

ATTRITION: ATTRITION started back in December 1980… so this year we will be enjoying our 40th anniversary… We’ve been through various lineup changes but always centered on founder Martin Bowes… these days often with guest musicians. We have released many albums over the years and have toured all over the world. The sound is often electronic and can be Industrial, gothic, and dark ambient (we’ve composed some horror film scores, which we occasionally play live… the best being in Transylvania a year or so ago, an amazing experience..)

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

ATTRITION: I started music after experiencing punk in the late 70’s… although the post punk sound of PIL/Magazine/Joy Division/Cabaret Voltaire was much more of an influence musically… and over the years taken on dark ambient soundtracks and neo classical influences.

METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?

ATTRITION: We are releasing the new single this week… The Great Derailer ….fittingly on Brexit day! There will be a video to accompany it and a full length album coming a little later this year…. Do listen to it on our official bandcamp site if you want something different.

https://attritionuk.bandcamp.com/album/the-great-derailer

METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?

ATTRITION: Always an experience in sound and visuals… from the core ATTRITION lineup of electronics and sequences with male and female vocals… often adding guest musicians in violin or guitar…. You get a better idea from a recent show we recorded in New Zealand … a free download on bandcamp

https://attritionuk.bandcamp.com/album/live-in-wellington-new-zealand-110518

METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band heading in 5 years?

ATTRITION: We have released a couple dozen albums to date and toured over most of the world… I’ve worked on other people’s albums here in my studio, The Cage, and put out some side projects as well over the years…. But in a lot of ways it often feels like I am just beginning…. And that’s a great feeling… We will be taking on new challenges in 5 years…. And for the foreseeable future…

Thank you for the interview…!

Blink-182 Join The Chainsmokers Onstage To Perform Unreleased Collaborative Track “P.S. I Hope You’re Happy”

Blink-182 joined The Chainsmokers onstage during their November 26 show at The Forum In Inglewood, CA to perform their unreleased collaborative track “P.S. I Hope You’re Happy.” You can see footage of that below:

[via Alternative Press]

Petbrick (Ex-Sepultura, Etc.) Premiere “Coming” Music Video

Petbrick, the project featuring Igor Cavalera (Cavalera Conspiracy, ex-Sepultura, etc.) and Wayne Adams (Big Lad, Death Pedals, etc.), have premiered a new video for their new song “Coming.” This track features Cavalera‘s wife and Mixhell bandmate Laima Leyton and it will appear on the duo’s debut album “I” (out October 25).

Cavalera commented:

“I’ve always had a fascination with art being made at places out of the European/USA market. From bands to one of my favorite movie directors Jose Mojica Marins aka Coffin Joe. When I was contacted by Dante Vescio, that was one of the first things that came to my mind. I love the idea of a video that can be as strong as the music, especially coming from a country like Brazil, which is going through so much turmoil. The photography beautifully contrasts with the disturbing backgrounds.”

Vescio added:

“When I heard ‘Coming,’ my first reaction was to try and come up with a simple narrative that reinforced the song’s powerful and moody feminine presence. The image of a witch subduing a grotesque male character (The Pig) and finishing him off came to mind. I thought it was a good opportunity to give a character with ‘Naz’’ vibes a taste of his own medicine.

The fact that Petbrick‘s logo reads ‘Noise Against Nazi Scum’ was also pretty encouraging. I decided to shoot the whole thing in slow-motion because I thought it would enhance the song’s brutal elegance. I think there’s enough music videos with breakneck speed and editing to go around. It felt right to go the other way and shoot something that you can actually look at for a while, creating the sensory experience with the images, not just the speed of the cuts.”

[via Metal Injection]

Petbrick (Ex-Sepultura, Etc.) Premiere New Song “Radiation Facial” Feat. Full Of Hell’s Dylan Walker

Petbrick, the project featuring Igor Cavalera (Cavalera Conspiracy, ex-Sepultura, etc.) and Wayne Adams (Big Lad, Death Pedals, etc.), have premiered a new song titled “Radiation Facial.” This track features Full Of Hell’s Dylan Walker and it will appear on the the duo’s debut album “I,” which is set to be released on October 25.

Cavalera commented:

“Radiation Facial is combination of minds moving forward on full speed, first with the music, and then with the additional vocal madness of one of my favorite singers of this new generation, the amazing Dylan Walker…The video is a full dive into the mind of the director James Alec Hardy…a perfect combination of images that leaves lots of space for our imagination to fly, something that personally I believe is missing on a lot of music videos and movies.”

Adams added:

“Dylan is the best vocalist from any heavy act I’ve seen perform in the last few years. When I caught Full Of Hell at the Underworld in Camden last year, it blew my mind! So when Iggor said he had spoken to him and he was game to do some vocals for us I was so excited, and I think the result speaks for itself. It’s a total banger!

So slimy, so weird, and damn classy! I think James has found that perfect line between cult, weird and the abstract that feeds directly from his primary practice as a visual artist. It feels very original, very in tune with the music and really quite beautiful.”

[via Kerrang!]

The Prodigy Are Working On New Music

The Prodigy have been in the studio working on new music. This will be the band’s first new material since the tragic death of frontman Keith Flint.

Deftones Recruit Chvrches, Gojira, Etc. For Second Annual “Dia De Los Deftones” Festival

Deftones have announced that their second annual “Dia De Los Deftones” festival will take place on November 2 at Petco Park in San Diego, CA. In addition to Deftones, the event will also feature: Chvrches, Gojira, JPEGMAFIA, Megan Thee Stallion, Hum, Youth Code, and Brutus. Deftones frontman Chino Moreno commented:

“In our second year of our festival, the exciting challenge for us is to make sure we once again give the fans a wonderful day of music that reflects the diversity of our own tastes. Each artist fits a different vertical of the music that we all love. There is truly something for everyone.”

Petbrick (Ex-Sepultura, Etc.) Premiere New Song “Horse”, Reveal Details For Debut Album

Petbrick, the project featuring Igor Cavalera (Cavalera Conspiracy, ex-Sepultura, etc.) and Wayne Adams (Big Lad, Death Pedals, etc.) have premiered a new song titled “Horse.” This track is from the duo’s debut album “I,” which will be released on October 25 via Closed Casket Activities.

“I” Track Listing:

01. “Horse”
02. “Radiation Facial” (feat. Full Of Hell‘s Dylan Walker)
03. “Guacamole Handshake”
04. “Roadkill Ruby”
05. “Sect”
06. “Gringolicker” (feat. Mutado Pintado)
07. “Coming” (feat. (Laima Leyton)
08. “Jesus Dropkick”
09. “Some Semblance Of A Story” (feat. Integrity‘s Dwid Hellion)
10. “Dr Blair”

Cavalera said the following about the project:

“We wanted to do something different than the other projects we were involved in. Making horrible noise was the first concept behind Petbrick.”

Adams added:

“I think we realized that we were both pretty much in tune with each others taste, both into a lot of weird electronic music, as well as some decent far out guitar stuff. For me personally I definitely pushed the electronics in a much harsher direction.”

The Sword’s Bryan Richie Launches New Project Galactic Protector

The Sword’s Bryan Richie has launched new project called Galactic Protector and he is planning to release a new album, titled “Evening,” on June 28 via Burning Witches Records. You can check out the effort’s first single below:

Richie commented:

“I started demoing out song ideas for the next Sword full length almost immediately after the album cycle for our album ‘High Country‘ was finished.

While we were recording ‘Used Future‘, and as my band mates would be recording overdubs, I’d be tracking keys or processing midi in another room!

Some of the pieces I was writing were really exciting to me but most definitely not potential Sword songs, although the song that I wrote using Jimmy‘s drums, called ‘Intermezzo‘ did end up on ‘Used Future‘.

I kept writing and writing and eventually I had a grip of tracks — performed, programmed and recorded by myself — that led me to entertain the idea of a solo album, and Galactic Protector was born.”