Evanescence, Hatebreed, & Power Trip Members To Guest On New Body Count Album “Carnivore”

Body Count have officially revealed the track listing for their new album “Carnivore.” The record will be released on March 6 and it will feature several guests including: Amy Lee (Evanescence), Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed), and Riley Gale (Power Trip).

“Carnivore” Track Listing:

01. “Carnivore”
02. “Point The Finger” (feat. Riley Gale)
03. “Bum-Rush”
04. “Ace Of Spades” (Motörhead cover)
05. “Another Level” (feat. Jamey Jasta)
06. “Colors (2020)”
07. “No Remorse”
08. “When I’m Gone” (feat. Amy Lee)
09. “Thee Critical Beatdown”
10. “The Hate Is Real”

If you missed it, you can check out the album’s title track HERE. You can also pre-order the effort HERE.

Evanescence Premiere New Video For Their Cover Of Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain”

Evanescence have premiered a new video for their cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain.” The band recorded a full version of the track after Amy Lee previously lent her voice to the trailer for the latest installment in the “Gears Of War” series, “Gears 5.”

Lee commented:

“The lyrics make me feel the power of standing together against great forces trying to pull us apart, perhaps even from the inside. I really wanted to drive that home in our version.”

Director P.R. Brown added:

“The goal of the video is to show the bond of this band as they deliver a powerful take on a classic song. The tie in with Gears 5 presented an opportunity to combine the game world together with the band performance in a post-apocalyptic setting. The band emerges from the ashes to come together. We wanted to bring these worlds together and feel both the force of the band and the game.”

Amy Lee On New Evanescence Album: ‘We’re Definitely In The Mood To Rock’

During a recent interview with Billboard, Evanescence’s Amy Lee talked a bit about the band’s new album. The singer described the new material as “dark and heavy” once again and also said that the band are “definitely in the mood to rock.”

Lee said the following:

“We have a nice collection of songs, and a vibe and a theme is starting to develop, and I’m really excited about where it’s headed. I don’t want to give too much away because it has a long way to go, but we’re definitely in the mood to rock. It’s dark and heavy.”

She added:

“We’ve been enjoying kind of erring on the heavy side right now because we just came off of ‘Synthesis’. It feels like it’s time to get in there and go for it.”

Lee also confirmed that the record will be tracked over several sessions:

“We’re going to get a few songs that we know we’re ready to record that we love and go into the studio with a producer. Then we’re going to keep working and maybe try out a different producer on those couple songs.”

The band might not release all of the songs at once, but Lee said Evanescence is “an album band,” meaning that “at the end of the project, there has to be a full album.” She continued: “I just feel like that’s who we are.”

Evanescence To Start Recording New Album In Early 2020

During a recent interview with Summa Inferno, Evanescence’s Amy Lee offered an update on the band’s new album. According to her, the group will “start [recording] some of it” early next year.

Lee said the following:

“We’re working on a new album — the first time in a long time. We’ve been just getting together for a little band camp — little writing camps — for a few days and we just work on new music. So, I’m excited. I think it sounds awesome. We’re going in the studio sometime in the beginning of next year to start [recording] some of it. We’re not gonna do it all at once; we’re gonna just, like, ‘go as we go’ kind of thing. So, yeah, there should be new music to hear pretty soon.”

The singer also talked about the new material during a Reddit AMA:

“Well, I listen to our new music every day. I’m absolutely living in it. This is always the case for me, really, but I’m in the center of the zone right now, watching the picture take shape and swimming inside every new piece as it appears. I can’t wait for you to hear it. It’s dark and heavy. It’s also got moments of weird and sparse. Little bit of everything. Definitely some ‘The Open Door’ [2006] vibes, but not the same.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Evanescence’s Will Hunt Issues Statement About His Drums Being Set On Fire During “Knotfest Mexico” Riot

As previously reported, Slipknot and Evanescence were forced to cancel their performances at “Knotfest Meets Forcefest” in Mexico City due to a broken stage barricade. This angered a number of fans, who responded by storming the stage and destroying gear belonging to the bands. Evanescence’s Will Hunt, whose drum kit was set on fire during the riot, has since commented on the situation, saying it was caused by “a small group of morons.”

Hunt said the following:

“So, a lot of questions about this. First and foremost everyone is ok. We love Mexico and as a whole the fans are incredible. The riot that happened was a small group of morons and they WILL NOT change my love for the Mexican people or our fans in Mexico. As for the rest of it, here are my (somewhat comical) take aways.

1st- Do you even riot bruh?! I mean, hell, if you’re gonna do it, REALLY do it!! Burn the whole fuckin’ thing down!!! What you pack of pu@$ies did was weak and stupid- JUST LIKE YOU.

2nd. If you’re gonna torch my beautiful @pearl_drums kit that meant the world to me (second video), at least cook some meat or marshmallows over the fire!! Fuckin’ weak ass pu@$y AMATEURS!! Again- weak and stupid JUST LIKE YOU.

And 3rd- to the kind worker trying to clean up the mess- before you cart off my still smoldering kit (third video and because it used to rock so hard it’s still on fire!!) you should probably make sure the embers are out because IT CAUGHT BACK ON FIRE SMOKEY!!! So there ya go……… Moral of the story is don’t half ass anything…… least of which, your fucking riot, which again was WEAK AND STUPID JUST LIKE YOU FUCKING MORONS….”

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So, a lot of questions about this. First and foremost everyone is ok. We love Mexico and as a whole the fans are incredible. The riot that happened was a small group of morons and they WILL NOT change my love for the Mexican people or our fans in Mexico. As for the rest of it, here are my (somewhat comical) take aways. 1st- Do you even riot bruh?! I mean, hell, if you’re gonna do it, REALLY do it!! Burn the whole fuckin’ thing down!!! What you pack of pu@$ies did was weak and stupid- JUST LIKE YOU. 2nd. If you’re gonna torch my beautiful @pearl_drums kit that meant the world to me (second video), at least cook some meat or marshmallows over the fire!! Fuckin’ weak ass pu@$y AMATEURS!! Again- weak and stupid JUST LIKE YOU. And 3rd- to the kind worker trying to clean up the mess- before you cart off my still smoldering kit (third video and because it used to rock so hard it’s still on fire!!) you should probably make sure the embers are out because IT CAUGHT BACK ON FIRE SMOKEY!!! So there ya go……… Moral of the story is don’t half ass anything…… least of which, your fucking riot, which again was WEAK AND STUPID JUST LIKE YOU FUCKING MORONS….

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Metallica, Slipknot, Deftones, Bring Me The Horizon, Etc. Set For 2020 Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival. The event will take place at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, OH on May 15-17 and it will feature the following artists: Metallica, Slipknot, Deftones, Bring Me The Horizon, Evanescence, Staind, Sublime With Rome, Rancid, Dropkick Murphys, Cypress Hill, Pennywise, Royal Blood, The Pretty Reckless, Alter Bridge, Anthrax, Flatbush Zombies, Pop Evil, HELLYEAH, Ghostemane, Suicidal Tendencies, Testament, Dance Gavin Dance, Ice Nine Kills, Sleeping With Sirens, The Darkness, Knocked Loose, Code Orange, Power Trip, Saint Asonia, Dirty Honey, Jinjer, City Morgue, Bones UK, Airbourne, Fire From The Gods, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Des Rocs, Counterfeit, Crobot, Cherry Bombs, DED, Goodbye June, Brutus, 3TEETH, BRKN LOVE, Killstation Brass Against, Crown Lands, Ego Kill Talent, DREGG, Bloodywood, and Zero 9:36.

Slipknot & Evanescence Forced To Cancel Performances At Knotfest Meets Forcefest Due To Broken Barricade

Slipknot and Evanescence were forced to cancel their performances at Knotfest Meets Forcefest in Mexico City last night (November 30) due to a broken stage barricade. The barricade got destroyed during Behemoth’s set and was unable to be fixed in time for the closing acts.

Slipknot said the following:

“Because of a broken barricade and failed attempts to fix it, Slipknot were forced to cancel our performance last night. Safety — especially the safety of our fans and fellow bands — is priority number one. We apologize profusely and hope you all understand. If anything were to happen to any of you, we wouldn’t forgive ourselves. Also, if we could have fixed the barricade correctly, we would have gone on stage. Again, we hope you all understand and we will try to make it up to you as soon as we can.”

Evanescence’s Amy Lee also commented in a video message:

“Mexico City, we are so, so disappointed that we didn’t get our chance to play for you tonight at Knotfest. The last couple of bands didn’t get to play because of a safety issue with the barricades and it wasn’t something that could be fixed. We are so sorry. We love you so much. We were waiting there, just like you, hoping that we would get our chance, but it didn’t work out tonight. I don’t know how, but somehow we are going to make it up to you. We love you so much. We’ll see you next time.”

Fans reacted angrily to the cancellation and ended up storming the stage and destroying gear belonging to the bands. You can find footage of that below:

Slipknot said the following about the destruction:

“Due to unforeseen circumstances, Slipknot were not able to perform at last night’s Knotfest.

Security barricades became an issue, and it was decided that for the safety of the fans, neither Slipknot or special guests Evanescence could take the stage.

We had hoped to be able to perform today, but regrettably, a situation arose onstage after the cancellation that damaged or destroyed gear that would have been necessary to play.

We are extremely disappointed that we did not get the chance to perform, but the safety of our fans and our community is our biggest priority. We will look to get back to Mexico sometime in the future.”

Evanescence added:

“Even though we are devastated by the destruction of our instruments and gear, we do not see the violent end to last night as a representation of our Mexican fans, or the Mexican people. 50,000 people were there, and sadly a handful of them turned to anger and violence after the cancellation. You have shown us an incredible amount of love from the very beginning, and we will always come back for you.”