As I Lay Dying Cancel European Tour With Dying Fetus & Emmure

As I Lay Dying have cancelled their upcoming European tour with Dying Fetus and Emmure. The trek was unable to move forward due to issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As I Lay Dying commented:

“Due to the ongoing covid situation, which is still affecting many events and international touring in Europe, we’re saddened to say that we see no option at this point but to completely cancel our 20th anniversary tour in March-April with Dying Fetus and Emmure.

We had been very much looking forward to the tour and had hoped we could make it happen, but we must wait for touring conditions to improve before traveling internationally. We are very sorry for any inconvenience, please contact your point of purchase for a full refund on tickets.

On a brighter note, we are looking to reschedule shows in a lot of the same cities in November/December, including new dates in some additional cities. We are currently confirming support bands for those shows and will be announcing our new tour dates very soon, so make sure to keep an eye out!”

Joshua Travis (Emmure) Teams Up With Ryo Kinoshita (Crystal Lake) & Chad Kapper (Frontierer) For New Song “Leviathan”

Joshua Travis (Emmure, ex-The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza, etc.) has joined forces with Ryo Kinoshita (Crystal Lake) and Chad Kapper (Frontierer) for a new song titled “Leviathan.” This track is from Travis’ new EP “No Rest,” which will be released on March 18.

Travis commented:

“On ‘Leviathan‘ I was stoked to be able to work with two polar opposites in range and tonality. I wanted to make the track completely flip right in the middle, but I also wanted a sound that complimented how low the song jumps at that part. Having Ryo basically murder from the top to the bottom vocally left this very specific sweet spot for Chad. The end result for me feels like we grabbed the whole sonic spectrum and just assaulted it.”

In related news, the track listing has since been revealed for “No Rest” as well:

01. “Web Of Lies” (feat. Andy Cizek of Monuments)
02. “Leviathan” (feat. Ryo Kinoshita of Crystal Lake & Chad Kapper of Frontierer)
03. “Disdain”
04. “Parallel”
05. “All Out War”

Joshua Travis (Emmure, Etc.) Premieres New Song “Web Of Lies”

Joshua Travis (Emmure, ex-Glass Cloud, etc.) has premiered a new song titled “Web Of Lies.” Travis had the following to say about the track, which he recorded with Andy Cizek (Monuments) and Stephen Taranto (The Helix Nebula):

“This is so exciting for me! ‘Web Of Lies‘ is my first solo release with label backing. I couldn’t be more stoked. AND I get to kick things off with Andy and Stephen?! [Laughs] sorry I’m losing it over here. And to think… this is just the beginning.”

[via Knotfest]

Never Say Die! Tour Featuring Polaris, Emmure, Etc. Cancelled, Replacement Tour Featuring Nasty, Within Destruction, Etc. Announced

The 2021 Impericon Never Say Die! Tour featuring Polaris, Emmure, Currents, Spite, Invent Animate, Gravemind, and Stepson has officially been cancelled. Despite this, a smaller version of the trek featuring Nasty, Within Destruction, Distant, Dagger Threat, Cabal, and Lifesick will still take place next month.

Tour Dates:

11/16 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
11/17 Berlin, GER – SO36
11/18 Bochum, GER – Matrix
11/19 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
11/20 Zurich, SWI – Dynamo
11/22 Lindau, GER – Vaudeville
11/23 Munich, GER – Backstage
11/25 Nuremberg, GER – Hirsch
11/26 Leipzig, GER – Felsenkeller
11/27 Hanover, GER – Faust

Avocado Booking commented:

“After trying for 18 months, and against all odds, to save the INSD! Tour originally planned for Fall 2020, we are now left with no choice but to cancel.

Whilst the overall situation is beginning to look a little better, due to the ongoing regulations, travel and other restrictions, quarantine and testing rules etc. it’s still not feasible to run a multi-country tour with bands and crew from various corners of the earth.

We are unable to postpone the tour and line-up yet another time and a cancellation has now become unavoidable.

Tickets can be returned via the promoters/ticket outlets you originally obtained them from.”

As I Lay Dying Announce 20th Anniversary European Tour With Dying Fetus & Emmure

As I Lay Dying will be celebrating their 20th anniversary on a European tour next year. Dying Fetus and Emmure will open.

Tour Dates:

03/19 Saarbrucken, GER – E-Werk
03/20 Paris, FRA – Elysee
03/22 Toulouse, FRA – Le Bikini
03/23 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz 1
03/24 Madrid, SPA – La Rivera
03/25 Lisbon, POR – Sala Tejo
03/26 Bilbao, SPA – Santana27
03/28 Lyon, FRA – Transbordeur
03/29 Wurzburg, GER – Posthalle
03/30 Tilburg, NET – 013
04/01 Copenhagen, DEN – Vega
04/02 Gothenburg, SWE – Tradgarn
04/03 Oslo, NOR – Rockefeller
04/04 Stockholm, SWE – Fallan
04/06 Tampere, FIN – Pakkahuone
04/08 Helsinki, FIN – House Of Couture
04/09 Tallinn, EST – Helitehas
04/10 Riga, LAT – Palladium
04/12 Warsaw, POL – Progresja
04/13 Prague, CZE – Roum Karlin
04/14 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra
04/15 Bratislava, SLO – Refinery Gallery
04/16 Vienna, AUT – Impericon Festival **
04/17 Zürich, SWI – Impericon Festival **
04/19 Milan, ITA – Alcatraz **
04/20 Rome, ITA – Orion **
04/22 Munich, GER – Impericon Festival **
04/23 Leipzig, GER – Impericon Festival **
04/24 Oberhausen, GER – Impericon Festival **

** With Fit For A King (No Dying Fetus)

As I Lay Dying’s Tim Lambesis commented:

“I’m incredibly grateful to have a chance to go back out on tour and for the tremendous support we‘ve had on the ‘Shaped By Fire‘ touring cycle so far. When I started As I Lay Dying I never imagined we’d have a chance to travel the world as we have, and now we’ll be going back to places that feel like a second home at times. The band has been such an important part of my life personally, so it is very meaningful to see our music connect with so many other people as well.”

Phil Sgrosso added:

“It’s a huge milestone for the band to reach the 20-year mark, something which couldn’t have been done without the support and encouragement from our fans. We feel that it is our responsibility to them to keep pushing ourselves in providing better music and a better live show.

That is why we are looking to go bigger than we ever have before with our stage production as well as curating a live setlist that will span and highlight pinnacle moments from the band’s career. We are excited to return to the stage to celebrate this monumental occasion and hope to see many familiar faces in the crowd.

Big thanks to Impericon for having us as this year’s festival headliner as well as Dying Fetus and Emmure for joining us on the trek.”

Emmure Drop Off Rebel Rock Festival

Emmure will no longer be performing at the 2021 Rebel Rock festival. That event will take place at the Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando, FL on September 23-26. Emmure commented:

“It is unfortunate to announce but we will not be taking part in this years ‘Rebel Rock‘ festival. I think it’s obvious to most that these are uncertain times so we hope people understand and we look forward to reconnecting with fans again in the future. Be well. – E”

As I Lay Dying, Bury Tomorrow, Emmure, Etc. Set For 2022 Impericon Festivals

The initial artists have been revealed for next year’s Impericon Festivals. They include: As I Lay Dying, Bury Tomorrow, Neaera, Emmure, Any Given Day, Your Demise, Ghostkid, Fit For A King, Landmvrks, and Watch Out Stampede. Here’s the dates:

04/16 Vienna, AUT – Arena
04/17 Zurich, SWI – Xtra
04/22 Munich, GER – Zenith
04/23 Leipzig, GER – Halle Eins
04/24 Oberhausen, GER – Turbinenhalle

Drummer Josh Miller Exits Emmure

Drummer Josh Miller has officially exited Emmure. A replacement has yet to be revealed.

Miller said the following:

“It is with heavy heart that I will be stepping down from Emmure. I have been with my dudes for almost 5 years now. Some of the best years of my life. I’ve been all over the world, met so many new friends, and have had memories you can never get anywhere else.

I am so grateful for Frankie, for bringing us along on this amazing journey and being a great friend to me and always looking out for us. I am so grateful for Josh for always being my big brother and inspiring me to the max on a daily basis. Josh changed my life in so many ways as a musician and always pushed me to be better and do better and I’ll hold that with me forever. He is hands down the most talented person I’ve ever met in my life. No one like him.

I am grateful to all the fans that welcomed me with warm hearts and showed me love and support. without you guys it’s not possible. this isn’t the end of me playing drums or not seeing all of you again. just a new chapter. see you all soon.”

Emmure Share Previously Unreleased Song “Sons Of Medusa”

Emmure have shared a previously unreleased song titled “Sons Of Medusa.” The band said the following about that:

“To celebrate the 1 year anniversary of ‘HINDSIGHT’ we present to you this unused track from that recording session. This was going to potentially be the introduction to the album, but we’re glad to be able to share it with you all now…. EMMURE – ‘Sons Of Medusa'”

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.