Every Time I Die have posted a teaser for their new song “Planet Shit.” The track, which the band previously performed live, is expected to appear on their upcoming album.
Will Putney (Fit For An Autopsy, END) has announced a special livestreamed charity event for the American Civil Liberties Union. The virtual event, which is being called “We Can Do Better: Words From The Underground,” will take place on June 14 at 9am PDT/12pm EDT and it will find musicians, labels, producers, etc. taking part in discussions and various giveaways.
The following participants have been confirmed:
- Ice-T (Body Count)
- Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die)
- Bryan Garris (Knocked Loose)
- Matt Heafy (Trivium)
- Kurt Ballou (Converge, God City)
- Andrew Marsh (Thy Art Is Murder)
- Tom Williams (Stray From The Path)
- Scott Vogel (Terror)
- Todd Jones (Nails)
- Buddy Nielson (Senses Fail)
- Alan Day and Dan O’Connor (Four Year Strong)
- Josh Smith (Northlane)
- Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves, God Forbid)
- Anthony Martini (E-Town Concrete, Commission)
- Patrick Sheridan (Fit For An Autopsy)
- Brendan Garrone (Incendiary)
- James Pligge (Harms Way)
- Brendan Murphy (Counterparts, END)
- Ethan Harrison (Great American Ghost)
- Mark Lewis (Producer)
- Anthony DiDio (Vein)
- Monte Conner (Nuclear Blast)
- Justin Louden (Closed Casket Activities)
- Carl Severson (Ferret, Good Fight Music)
- Equal Vision Records
- Pure Noise Records
- Nuclear Blast
- Relapse Records
- Closed Casket Activities
- Good Fight Entertainment
- Ferret Records
- Liquid Metal
- Metal Injection
- Evil Greed
“To be honest I was initially torn about doing this. The distaste and rage I have for our systemic issues in this country are more palpable than they ever have been. But I am NOT the voice of the oppressed, and I would never pretend to be.
What I can do is sit down with my fellow artists, friends, peers, and heroes alike and start a conversation about what we CAN do to support institutions for positive change, because something HAS to change. And the money that will roll in from this event will go to the experts. The ACLU. The Civil Rights organization that has fought for the purest form of free speech, justice, and equality for ONE HUNDRED YEARS (let one hundred years sink in for a second). The work that they are heavily involved in today aims to tackle these systemic issues.
The artists who will appear on this livestream come from different corners of life, different upbringings, different tax brackets. Naturally, some people are more comfortable expressing their opinions and beliefs to the public than others. I ask that you do not expect fire and brimstone from everyone, and do not scorn those who’d like to have a lighthearted conversation about music. The act of participating and donating sought after items to a worthy charity should be enough for you to understand their intentions.
This raffle will be one for the books. Extremely rare items, tons of merch, test presses and limited vinyl, music gear, it goes on and on. A lot of those involved are bringing something special and I truly thank them for parting with sacred items.
The link is live to start donating now. We will be announcing more details and giveaways soon.
If you’d like to participate on any level just message me.
Go big or go home.”
Norma Jean’s Cory Brandan has issued an apology after posting an insensitive gif that seemed to mock the Black Lives Matter movement. The since deleted post included the words “BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH” in a font similar to the one used by the international human rights movement along with a caption that said “Roll credits.”
Brandan said the following:
“Monday, in frustration about infighting I was reading between groups with the same goal, I posted a gif without considering its context. A friend let me know the next day that it was similar to a BLM graphic, hurting supporters of the movement, so I deleted it. But the damage was done.
I had been up late following conversations about black out Tuesday. I saw creators and supporters extremely divided in approach and was calling it a night. I flippantly searched ‘blah’ and I saw the scrolling gif looking like the credits at the end of a movie. That gif inspired my text ‘roll credits,’ to say ‘goodnight, I’m out’. My ignorance to the gif’s reference is obvious to me now, though it wasn’t my intention.
Later that night, I retweeted a post from a supporter who was posting their frustration with the black out Tuesday squares driving information off the Black Lives Matter feeds.
This was all before the shit hit the fan on Tuesday with the screenshot of that gif post. I know I should have shown my empathy rather than posting gifs and retweets.
Let me be clear though, Black Lives Matter.
I understand how my shit-talking attitude, sarcasm, and the way I present myself online made it easy for people believe it was an act of aggression and not an ill-informed misstep. That’s on me, too. I take responsibility for all of it.
I respect the scene and I just ask that the other guys involved with NORMA JEAN and HUNDRED SUNS would not have to suffer for my mistake. They are still posting in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement as they have been all week. They are vocal supporters and this should not reflect on them at all. No one else should have to bear the weight of my actions or the responsibility of educating me. All of that is on me alone.
I’m sorry. I don’t expect your forgiveness, but I will be better, because you deserve better.”
Understandably, a lot of people took issue with the messed up post including Stick To Your Guns frontman Jesse Barnett, ex-Beartooth guitarist Taylor Lumley, and Every Time I Die bassist Steve Micciche:
Parkway Drive have postponed their Australian tour with Hatebreed and Every Time I Die due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek will now take place in 2021. Here’s the new dates:
07/01 Brisbane, AUS – Riverstage
07/03 Sydney, AUS – Qudos Bank Arena
07/09 Melbourne, AUS – Melbourne Arena
07/10 Adelaide, AUS – AEX Theatre
07/13 Perth, AUS – HBF Stadium
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To all our Aussie fans, It may come as no surprise to you that the Viva The Underdogs Australian Revolution Tour will need to be postponed. Given the current situation with coronavirus (COVID-19) and the various restrictions state and federal governments have put in place, it is literally impossible for the tour to go ahead in June 2020. We have rescheduled the shows for July 2021 and are stoked that both Hatebreed and Every Time I Die will still be joining us then. Thank you for your patience in these testing times and we promise it will be worth the wait when this tour gets back up and running next year. Stay safe, Winston, Luke, Jeff, Ben and Jia
Underoath will be discussing their 2008 album “Lost In The Sound Of Separation” live on their Twitch channel tomorrow evening (May 20). The band had the following to say about the stream, which will feature a number of guests:
“Wednesday night! We’re gonna be live on our Twitch channel listening through, and diving into, the monster that is Lost In The Sound Of Separation. Joining us will be producers extraordinaire Matt Goldman and [Killswitch Engage’s] Adam D who we teamed up with to make it! ALSO, our friends Jordan Buckley (Every Time I Die) and Jay Weinberg (Slipknot) are gonna pop in because the more good dudes, the better. Come hang with us, ask questions, and listen loud. 8pm EST, be there!”
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Wednesday night! We’re gonna be live on our Twitch channel listening through, and diving into, the monster that is Lost In The Sound Of Separation. Joining us will be producers extraordinaire Matt Goldman and Adam D who we teamed up with to make it! ALSO, our friends Jordan Buckley (Every Time I Die) and Jay Weinberg (Slipknot) are gonna pop in because the more good dudes, the better. Come hang with us, ask questions, and listen loud. 8pm EST, be there!⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #underoath #twitch #livestream
Every Time I Die have posted another teaser for one of the songs off their upcoming album. You can check that out below:
During an interview with Alternative Press, Keith Buckley opened up about the lyrical inspiration for the new Every Time I Die album. According to him, the effort is inspired by the Trump administration and “universal uncertainty.”
Buckley said the following when asked what inspired the lyrics on the new record:
“The Trump administration coming into power. And I know some people prefer to keep politics out of music, but in one way or another, politics inform everything we value. It’s not a cat you can put outside for the day.
Its arms reach into art, music, literature, our careers, our neighborhoods, our family structures, our access to essential goods and services, everything.
But OK, let’s pretend it is possible to set aside the political implications of the current Trump administration. Take away all policy-making ability and media coverage. What you have now is a demographic of human Americans forging an identity from the absolute worst and most dangerous resources they possess because they saw one evil man’s rise as validation of the idea that “evil” can take what “good” cannot earn.
To people rightfully tired of being shit on by those in charge—bosses, wives, husbands, “the coastal elite,” whatever—the idea of a sudden and newly “acceptable” power grab seemed too good to be true.
So they built an identity around their darkest parts, the ones they’ve had to repress as part of our social contract but no longer need to. I imagine it felt like taking your bra off after a long day of work.
With this now in play, the game is on as to who can be the worst in the shortest amount of time, which is why the internet blossomed like a corpse plant. Innumerable grifters raced to the bottom by pandering to hate, jealousy, bitterness, fear and confusion through self-destructive contrarianism.
Intentionally duplicitous bullies operating in abject bad faith who use not instinct or courage to guide them through their lonely, miserable lives but the outrage they revel in when they conflate “bravery” with “shamelessness” and “the righteous anger of the marginalized” with “arbitrary violence” because they delight in pain and cruelty and cannot even comprehend how empathy functions.
You don’t need to hang out in political circles or listen to political podcasts to know that supporting the Trump administration is a question of human decency, of morality. Seeing how such brazen stupidity and heartlessness affects people who just want to follow their own bliss and love whoever they want to love and provide a better life for their families, it disgusts and angers me.
But I’m not so blinded by that anger that I can’t recognize a symptom of helplessness when I see it. This spoiled, delusional preteen of a country has failed the people it was supposed to protect and made us feel so worthless that there are actually those of us who don’t believe that we deserve things like Medicare For All. And even if they do, it’s not enough to have. Others must have not.
The short version: I didn’t think I’d ever be able to write better or more charged lyrics than what I wrote for Low Teens, but that record was about personal uncertainty. This one is about universal uncertainty.”
Pro-shot footage of Every Time I Die’s December 13, 2019 set at their “Tid The Season” event in Buffalo, NY has been shared by hate5six. You can watch that below:
The entrance theme for Every Time I Die guitarist Andy Williams’ AEW tag team, The Butcher, The Blade and The Bunny, can be streamed below. The track, which is titled “Full Death,” was worked on with All Elite Wrestling‘s music producer Mikey Rukus.
[via The PRP]