Emmure’s Frankie Palmeri: “I Emotionally And Spiritually Reject Almost Every Lyric I’ve Ever Written”

Emmure are planning to release a new album, reportedly titled “Hindsight,” later this year and Frankie Palmeri recently took to Twitter to open up about metalcore and his past work. Notably, the singer said that he “emotionally and spiritually reject[s] almost every lyric [he’s] ever written.”

Palmeri said the following:

“Hanging out with someone who only listens to metalcore made [me] realize why regular people with healthy neuroplasticity don’t fuck with that genre of music and gravitate towards pop/rap. Talk about a fucking unnecessary onslaught of bullshit emotions.”

“Trust me when I say; I emotionally and spiritually reject almost every lyric I’ve ever written. It all stems from material pain, a fragile ego, an inability to cope. It’s unfortunate anyone has ever identified with any of what I’ve said in my music. A lot [of] people are/were hurting.”

UPDATE: Palmeri has since added the following:

“FOR THE RECORD: I’m not apologizing for anything I have ever said in a song. Starting a band at 16 years old, you aren’t a fully realized person yet. At one point in time, I was willing to hold on to every ounce of pain I spit on the microphone. I considered my suffering to be a part of my identity.

Over the years, as my internet presence grew and still seeking validation I watched the world both ridicule and embrace the words I put on paper. This now publicized existence in the media, began to alter my entire being. I would spend my 20’s struggling with more demons and more success than I was prepared for. This all came through inside the music.

The lyrics I wrote (about 80% of them) all stemmed from my personal life, I was telling my story, regardless of how it would be interpreted. Fast forward 18 years I was given a extremely rare and incredible opportunity to sit back and analyze how what my time spent swimming in the cess pool of my own misery has lead me, what screaming night after night, for years about unresolved pain has done to my psyche, this has lead me to this exact moment.

I look back at what I’ve accomplished, my failures and I do not recognize that person. I’m grateful that a lot of childhood dreams came true, but I inadvertently damaged myself in ways I only now recognize. I am often painted and labeled in ways I never would have thought imaginable. Racist, homophobic, misogynist, edge lord…the list continues. No one wants to carry these badges.

There was criticism I deserved, and some I still won’t ever understand, I accept this. But on that same coin, the other side, I reject the person I was, vehemently. I don’t need the “music community” or any scene to understand who I am, the person I became or what my values are today.

I am flawed, but I work to adjust and improve the person I am. Not for anyone else, but myself. I know for fans to hear me denounce old lyrics, might seem like I am rejecting them as well, that is not the case. I do and always will appreciate the people who have been drawn to EMMURE and what the music represented.

Just know that the words you hear come from a person I know longer recognize. This is not a “identity crisis”. This is true self realization. If you’ve read the words up until now, I hope it has cleared some of what you might of thought or heard about the recent media attention, that of which I never even expected. I love aggressive music. I love to get on stage and bring people together. I’m just trying to be a better version of who I was. Thanks. 🤟🏻”

[via Lambgoat/The PRP]

Slipknot, Limp Bizkit, Rob Zombie, Etc. Set For 2020 Rock USA Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Rock USA festival. The event will take place at Ford Festival Park in Oshkosh, WI on July 16-18 and it will feature the following:

July 16: Limp Bizkit, Halestorm, Chevelle, Avatar, Fever 333, Wage War, We Came As Romans, Stick To Your Guns, I See Stars, Bones UK, Saul, Smile Empty Soul, Bad Omens, Stitched Up Heart, Joyous Wolf, and September Mourning.

July 17: Rob Zombie, Ice Cube, The Pretty Reckless, HELLYEAH, Hollywood Undead, The Glorious Sons, Knocked Loose, Attila, Escape The Fate, Otherwise, Carnifex, Through Fire, BRKN LOVE, Royal Bliss, and The Cold Stares.

July 18: Slipknot, Papa Roach, Anthrax, Steel Panther, Of Mice & Men, Bad Wolves, All That Remains, Memphis May Fire, Emmure, Insane Clown Posse, Crobot, Cherry Bombs, He Is Legend, Islander, and Tense Machine.

As I Lay Dying, Eskimo Callboy, Bury Tomorrow, Etc. Set For 2020 Impericon Festival Shows

The lineups have been finalized for this year’s Impericon Festival shows. You can find the dates and individual lineups below.

Tour Dates:

04/10 Wien, AUT – Arena

Lineup: Lionheart, Neaera, Your Demise (“The Kids We Used To Be” 10th anniversary), Whitechapel, Jinjer, The Plot In You, Landmvrks, Thousand Below, and Orbit Culture

04/11 Leipzig, GER – Messe

Lineup: As I Lay Dying, Eskimo Callboy, Bury Tomorrow, Neaera, Lionheart, Your Demise (“The Kids We Used To Be” 10th anniversary), Jinjer, Whitechapel, Emmure, The Plot In You, Annisokay, Imminence, Our Hollow Our Home, Kaiba, Landmvrks, Watch Out Stampede, Une Misère, Thousand Below, and Orbit Culture

04/17 Zurich, SWI – X-TRA

Lineup: As I Lay Dying, Neaera, Lionheart, Your Demise (“The Kids We Used To Be” 10th anniversary), Whitechapel, Emmure, The Plot In You, Landmvrks, Une Misère, Thousand Below, and Orbit Culture

04/18 Oberhausen, GER – Turbinenhalle

Lineup: As I Lay Dying, Eskimo Callboy, Neaera, Lionheart, Your Demise (“The Kids We Used To Be” 10th anniversary), Jinjer, Whitechapel, Emmure, The Plot In You, Our Hollow Our Home, Kaiba, Landmvrks, Watch Out Stampede, Une Misère, Thousand Below, and Orbit Culture

04/19 Munich, GER – Zenith

Lineup: As I Lay Dying, Eskimo Callboy, Bury Tomorrow, Neaera, Lionheart, Your Demise (“The Kids We Used To Be” 10th anniversary), Jinjer, Whitechapel, Emmure, The Plot In You, Our Hollow Our Home, Watch Out Stampede, Une Misère, and Thousand Below

Limp Bizkit, Weezer, Blink-182, Papa Roach, Etc. Set For 2020 Inkcarceration Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Inkcarceration Music And Tattoo Festival. The event will take place at the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, OH on July 10-12 and it will feature the following: Limp Bizkit, Weezer, Blink-182, Papa Roach, Halestorm, Mastodon, Underoath, Hollywood Undead, Steel Panther, Falling In Reverse, Candlebox, Badflower, Atreyu, Static-X, Puddle Of Mudd, New Politics, All That Remains, We Came As Romans, The Devil Wears Prada, Emmure, Attila, Stick To Your Guns, New Years Day, Escape The Fate, Cold, Carnifex, The Aquadolls, Band-Maid, Stitched Up Heart, September Mourning, Damn Nation, Paralandra, Along Came A Spider, A Killer’s Confession, Missyou, Sink The Ship, Dread Engine, Mollo Rilla, and Saving Escape.

Emmure Announce European/UK Tour

Emmure have announced a European/UK tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

04/07 Kiev, UKR – Monteray
04/08 St. Petersburg, RUS – Zal
04/09 Moscow, RUS – Pravda
04/11 Leipzig, GER – Messe (‘Impericon Festival‘)
04/12 Warsaw, POL – Progresja (feat. As I Lay Dying, Whitechapel & Une Misère)
04/13 Wroclaw, POL – A2 (feat. As I Lay Dying, Whitechapel & Une Misère)
04/15 Frankfurt, GER – Batschkapp (feat. As I Lay Dying, Whitechapel & Une Misère)
04/16 Utrecht, NET – Tivoli (feat. As I Lay Dying, Whitechapel & Une Misère)
04/17 Zurich, SWI – X-TRA (‘Impericon Festival‘)
04/18 Oberhausen, GER – Turbinenhalle (‘Impericon Festival‘)
04/19 Munich, GER – Zenith (‘Impericon Festival‘)
04/21 Bristol, UK – Rough Trade
04/22 London, UK – Boston Music Room
04/23 Manchester, UK – Satan’s Hollow

Whitechapel Announce European/UK Tour

Whitechapel have announced a European/UK tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

04/10 Vienna, AUT – Arena Wien (‘Impericon Festival‘)
04/11 Leipzig, GER – Messe (‘Impericon Festival‘)
04/12 Warsaw, POL – Progresja (feat. As I Lay Dying, Emmure & Une Misere)
04/13 Wroclaw, POL – A2 (feat. As I Lay Dying, Emmure & Une Misere)
04/15 Frankfurt, GER – Batschkapp (feat. As I Lay Dying, Emmure & Une Misere)
04/16 Utrecht, NET – Tivoli (feat. As I Lay Dying, Emmure & Une Misere)
04/17 Zurich, SWI – X-Tra (‘Impericon Festival‘)
04/18 Oberhausen, GER – Turbinenhalle (‘Impericon Festival‘)
04/19 Munich, GER – Zenith (‘Impericon Festival‘)
04/22 Luxembourg, LUX – Kulturfabrik
04/23 Vosselaar, BEL – Biebob
04/24 Oxford, UK – O2 Academy 2
04/25 Leeds, UK – The Key Club
04/26 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
04/28 Colchester, UK – Colchester Arts CEntre
04/29 Stoke, UK – The Sugarmill
04/30 Glasgow, UK – SWG3
05/01 Bristol, UK – Thekla
05/02 Wolverhampton, UK – KK’s Steel Mill
05/03 London, UK – Scala

Comedian Andy Dick Attends As I Lay Dying’s Los Angeles Show

Comedian Andy Dick was among those that attended As I Lay Dying‘s December 13 show with After The Burial and Emmure at The Regent in Los Angeles, CA. This news comes after Dick recently made headlines after only serving one day in jail after being charge with sexual battery and simple battery. However, the comedian wasn’t the only controversial figure at the show. As I Lay Dying’s Tim Lambesis is continuing to face controversy himself considering the fact that he was released from prison in December 2016 after infamously trying to hire a hitman to kill his former wife in 2013.