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]

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Hatebreed Frontman Jamey Jasta Reveals Track Listing For “The Lost Chapters: Volume 2”

Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta has officially revealed the track listing for his new album “The Lost Chapters: Volume 2.” You can check that out below. As previously reported, the record will be released on December 13.

“The Lost Chapters: Volume 2” Track Listing:

01. “They Want Your Soul” (feat. Cannibal Corpse’s George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher)
02. “Return From War” (feat. Soulfly’s Max Cavalera)
03. “Strength To Draw The Line” (feat. Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach)
04. “Cleansed By The Waves” (feat. Ignite’s Zoli Teglas)
05. “When The Contagion Is You” (feat. Trivium’s Matt Heafy)
06. “Spilled Blood Never Dries” (feat. Crowbar’s Kirk Windstein)
07. “Heaven Gets What It Wants” (feat. Light The Torch’s Howard Jones)
08. “Silence Is The Enemy” (feat. Biohazard’s Billy Graziadei)
09. “Just Breathing” (feat. Emmure’s Frank Palmeri)
10. “Our Guardian Angel” (feat. Sacred Reich’s Phil Rind)
11. “13 Appears” (feat. Prong’s Tommy Victor)
12. “Holy Wars… The Punishment Due” (Megadeth cover) (feat. Joey Concepcion)

This news comes after Jasta recently released two songs from the album, “When The Contagion Is You” featuring Matt Heafy and “Strength To Draw The Line” featuring Jesse Leach. A lyric video for “When The Contagion Is You” has since been shared as well:

Hatebreed Frontman Jamey Jasta To Release “The Lost Chapters: Volume 2” In December

Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta has announced that he will be releasing his new album “The Lost Chapters: Volume 2” on December 13. That effort will feature various guests including: Max Cavalera (Soulfly, etc.), Jesse Leach (Killswitch Engage), George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher (Cannibal Corpse), Howard Jones (Light The Torch/ex-Killswitch Engage), Matt Heafy (Trivium), Kirk Windstein (Crowbar, Kingdom Of Sorrow), Frankie Palmeri (Emmure), Tommy Victor (Prong), Phil Rind (Sacred Reich), Zoli Teglas (Ignite), and Billy Graziadei (Biohazard, etc.). Pre-orders can be found HERE.

Cannibal Corpse’s George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher To Guest On Hatebreed Frontman Jamey Jasta’s New Album

Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta has revealed that Cannibal Corpse’s George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher will be guesting on the second volume of “Lost Chapters” from his Jasta project. Previously confirmed guests include: Max Cavalera (Soulfly, etc.), Matt Heafy (Trivium), Frankie Palmeri (Emmure), Zoli Teglas (Ignite), Kirk Windstein (Crowbar, Kingdom Of Sorrow), Jesse Leach (Killswitch Engage), Howard Jones (Light The Torch, ex-Killswitch Engage), Billy Graziadei (Biohazard, Powerflo, etc.), Charlie Bellmore, and Christopher Taylor Beaudette. Pre-orders are available at martyrstore.net.

Soulfly’s Max Cavalera To Guest On Hatebreed Frontman Jamey Jasta’s New Album

Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta has revealed that Max Cavalera (Soulfly, etc.) will be guesting on the second volume of “Lost Chapters” from his Jasta project. Previously confirmed guests include: Matt Heafy (Trivium), Frankie Palmeri (Emmure), Zoli Teglas (Ignite), Kirk Windstein (Crowbar, Kingdom Of Sorrow), Jesse Leach (Killswitch Engage), Howard Jones (Light The Torch, ex-Killswitch Engage), Billy Graziadei (Biohazard, Powerflo, etc.), Charlie Bellmore, and Christopher Taylor Beaudette.

Trivium, Emmure, Crowbar, Etc. Members Contributing To Hatebreed Frontman Jamey Jasta’s “Lost Chapters Vol. 2”

Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta has revealed more special guests that will be contributing to the second volume of “Lost Chapters” from his Jasta project. They include: Matt Heafy (Trivium), Frankie Palmeri (Emmure), Zoli Teglas (Ignite), and Kirk Windstein (Crowbar, Kingdom Of Sorrow). Previously confirmed artists include: Jesse Leach (Killswitch Engage), Howard Jones (Light The Torch, ex-Killswitch Engage), Billy Graziadei (Biohazard, Powerflo, etc.), Charlie Bellmore and Christopher Taylor Beaudette.

[via The PRP]

Emmure’s Frankie Palmeri Guests On New Absence Of Despair Song “The Skin We Live In”

Emmure’s Frankie Palmeri is featured on a new Absence Of Despair song titled “The Skin We Live In.” This track is from the band’s new album “Desolate,” which will be released tomorrow (September 13).

Absence Of Despair frontman Joe Reynolds told Revolver the following:

“We always love featuring people in our music when we can, and for ‘The Skin We Live In‘ I think we all agree that Frankie was the perfect match. I’ve been a huge fan of Emmure for a while, and we definitely got a lot of influence from them while writing this song.

So when the opportunity came about to have Frankie on the track I was insanely excited. When we were figuring out what verse to have him do, I just kept adding and adding because I knew he was gonna kill it. Then there were a whole bunch of parts that I kept thinking our screams would be sick layered together.

I think overall everything came out amazing. Frankie really captured the emotion of the song and took off with it. We were all blown away when we heard the final product. I couldn’t feel my face.”

Emmure Working On New Album

Emmure have been in the studio working on a new album. Frontman Frankie Palmeri commented:

“Just entered the studio for Emmure LP #8… I promise to bring only the power slop, garbage truck dump pump, abstract disco mash, suicide hotline, satanic stripper cum, psycho jams… updates when I feel like it.”

[via Lambgoat]

Emmure’s Frankie Palmeri Guests On Lucifena’s New Song “Antichrist”

Lucifena, the project featuring ex-You Only Live Once vocalist Stephanie Sanson, has premiered a new song titled “Antichrist.” The track, which was co-produced by Winds Of Plague guitarist Michael Montoya, features Emmure frontman Frankie Palmeri and a lyric video for it can be found below:

Static-X’s Tour Manager Slams Emmure’s Frankie Palmeri For Calling The Band’s Reunion A “Cash Grab”, Blames Wayne Static’s Widow For His Drug Abuse

Static-X’s decision to reunite for a new album and a “Wisconsin Death Trip” 20th anniversary tour was met with some controversy due to the strained relationship and legal dispute between the late Wayne Static and Tony Campos. Among those that took issue with the reunion was Emmure’s Frankie Palmeri, who recently told the BREWtally Speaking Podcast that it was a “cash grab.” Now, Static-X’s tour manager Eric Dinkelmann has blasted Palmeri for his comments, while also blaming Static’s late widow Tera for causing problems in the band and getting the frontman hooked on prescription drugs.

Here’s what Palmeri originally said:

“If you were to ask me my feelings on the whole idea of them touring without Wayne….I think it’s just crazy. There must be some really bad blood for them to wanna do that.”

“… No one that was a part of Static-X was at his memorial show. There’s no way there was any closure there. So I think that doing the tour and the album without him is just a huge ‘fuck you’ to him probably. That’s what it feels like. It’s very obvious it’s a cash grab, but you can’t get mad at that. It just is what it is.”

Here’s Dinkelmann’s response:

“I’ll just knock out some actual quick *truths* for people seeing as I’ve worked for Static-X since back in 2001:

For credibility purposes I’ll start by stating I met Static-X while I was touring on Ozzfest ‘99. I became friends with the band and started working with them back in 2001 as a videographer for the tour DVD bonus footage. I went on to become band assistant, security, merch designer, Assistant TM, and eventually worked my way up to Tour Manager. I even designed the version of the Static-X logo for Wayne’s solo version of the band, as well as the new current Static-X logo.

Wayne Static wasn’t Static-X. This isn’t a NIN scenario where Trent Reznor is Nine Inch Nails. Static-X was always a partnership and was 50/50 between Wayne + Tony. Wayne never wrote 100% of the music. Sure Wayne was iconic to the band, but it was a collective and a partnership. That is fact and why Wayne needed permission from Tony to use the band name later.

Emmure wasn’t even around during the hay day of Static-X. I don’t remember this guy at a single one of our shows and Emmure wasn’t picking up steam till after Tony + Wayne had their split.

Frankie wasn’t around for any of the shit where Tera was trying to get crew members fired because she was bored or creating problems that actually caused most of our crew to leave and eventually broke up the band.

What Frankie was around for was the actual “cash grab” where Wayne tried to dupe the fans by renaming his solo project Static-X because the solo act wasn’t doing too well. Wayne went to Tony and asked to use the band name. Tony was busy working on other things and terms were agreed upon for Wayne to use the name.

Why doesn’t Frankie talk about that? Probably because Emmure was on one of those tours as main support. Even more coincidentally his band profited from it when Bizarro Static-X pulled off the headlining slot due to “medical problems” (real reason: a drug bust) and Frankie’s band moved to the headlining position.

After this happened Wayne lost a lot of money and upset promoters after pulling out of the tour. With this in mind rumblings of lower guarantees started happening and Wayne wanted to change the financial agreements to use the name. Wayne tried to lie to Tony about why he wanted to change the terms of what Wayne had already agreed to and cut Tony out of what he was owed. Wayne put himself in this position and tried painting Tony out to be the bad guy.

Ah the drugs. There was no rampant use of prescription drugs during the hay day of Static-X. This was something that really didn’t come into play until Tera came into the fold. No one really goes into the fact that the prescription meds that Wayne was on weren’t Wayne’s. They were Tera’s. Tera got Wayne hooked on medication prescribed to her and ultimately those mixed with booze is what killed my friend.

I don’t remember Frankie tearfully calling me to tell me Wayne passed away on the afternoon of Nov 1, 2014 before hit it the internet or press, but I certainly remember Tony + our crew calling me. We were all shattered especially because we didn’t get the chance to mend our relationships because of Tera. As we all know though, you’re not going to come between a guy and his wife if she’s still in the picture.

When you share years with someone you build bonds. Bonds usually are based on mutual appreciation and love. When those feelings are flipped they generally turn to severe levels of animosity because of how much you cared for that person and your relationship. We all loved Wayne. We were all a family.

So when we had our problems, things were intensified by this. We felt betrayed by our brother all in our unique ways/disagreements. That doesn’t mean we stopped loving them. Everyone gets bitter and angry with those we care deeply for. Sadly we all don’t get to mend those broken fences until it’s too late, but that doesn’t mean that’s the way feelings are left. I think everyone deep down realized that.

The reason none of the original crew or band members were at the memorial was because Tera banned us all from attending. Pretty fucked up considering how much we shared with a guy we looked at as a brother, but you’re really not going to make a huge fuss about it at the time and be as classless as her. We loved Wayne. We all cried and went through severe levels of depression when he passed. We all wanted to be there for the Memorial and to do it right.

This previous reason is actually the EXACT reason this tribute is happening. None of the actual band members of Static-X got to say goodbye or have any closure. They have every right to do so and I think it’s a great way to celebrate 20 years of Static-X.

Tony is the only sole surviving member of the band. If he wants to continue touring under the flag he has every right to do so. Bands do this all the time. I guess Alice In Chains + Stone Temple Pilots are assholes in Frankie’s eyes too. Those guys wrote those songs and spent years touring the world playing for fans.

The fact that Tony is including the original lineup is showing he’s trying to be classy about it. If it was a cash grab he could have easily hired cheaper musicians to pocket as much $ as possible. Instead he’s bringing in all the guys who worked on Static-X as well as guys from other bands and is sharing this with everyone.

The most disrespectful thing here is someone like Frankie, who has nothing to do with Static-X, has the audacity to make claims like this and use it as a pedestal. He isn’t *in the know* about anything pertaining to the band much less the facts of what transpired with the actual band members.

But you know I guess anyone will make shocking claims to use as a pedestal to push their own agenda and his solo project for that “cash grab”.

C’mon Frankie, be more responsible with how you use your platform and voice. Don’t slander others on things you actually know nothing about. It’s bad enough we were excluded from saying goodbye to our brother before. Now we have to deal with this nonsense from people in positions that should be a bit more understanding?”