Mckenzie Bell (Ex-He Is Legend/Bloodjinn) Passes Away

Mckenzie Bell (ex-He Is Legend/Bloodjinn) has sadly passed away. He was only 35.

Bloodjnn commented:

“We are extremely saddened today to find out that our great friend and former guitarist, Mckenzie Bell, has passed away. He was always a blast to hang out with and one incredible riff writer. He was the king of all of the hot sauces. Seriously, his collection was insane. He was largely involved in our ‘This Machine Runs On Empty’ recording process, along with @machinejk76. He even had a great singing voice and will forever be heard on “Moment Of Clarity”. Rest in power brother. You were loved dearly by everyone.”

He Is Legend have since commented as well:

“Learning of McKenzie Bell’s passing has left us all with heavy hearts. He truly was a one of a kind person. We spent many years cutting our teeth playing together in different bands at local spots here in Wilmington, in the practice room, in a tour van across the entire country. We know that he touched many people’s lives in the 35 years he was with us on this planet, and everyone’s memories of him will live on forever. Our hearts go out to his friends and family, especially his loving mother. He had a very long, hard road to go down after his accident. We’re hoping you finally have some peace, McKenzie. Pour it out, boys.”

Bell’s cause of death has yet to be revealed, but he had been dealing with complications related to a serious accident that he was involved in several years ago. The musician was previously documenting his recovery progress on Instagram.

While She Sleeps Cancel Remaining Dates On North American Tour With He Is Legend & Savage Hands

While She Sleeps have cancelled the remaining dates on their North American tour with He Is Legend and Savage Hands due to the coronavirus pandemic. The band posted the below statement:

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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.

Festival Recap: Las Rageous Festival In Las Vegas, NV

On October 18-19, numerous rock/metal fans invaded Sin City for the third annual Las Rageous Festival at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center. It was a fun weekend full of loud music and good times.

The show kicked off on Friday with killer sets from artists like Words From Aztecs, Dead Girls Academy, and Sigil, before things really got going with awesome sets from He Is Legend and Poppy. Those two really helped bring up the energy to prepare everyone for Fever 333, who were one of the strongest acts of the night, Sleeping With Sirens, Dance Gavin Dance, and The Used. All those incredible bands paved way for the headliners of the evening, Bring Me The Horizon. The band were firing on all cylinders and had top notch stage production, complete with big screens, backup dancers, etc,. that helped make it a night to remember.

As Saturday arrived, there was no shortage of massive amounts of talent. This day kicked off with performances from Navarre, Mynas, Taking Dawn, and The Hu, the latter of which really got the audience fired up. Then it was time to bring on the heavy with Whitechapel, who had everyone raging before two of the best acts of the night took the stage, Beartooth and Atreyu. Their sets were followed by the relentless I Prevail and the phenomenal Chevelle, who got everyone ready for the one and only Rob Zombie. Like Bring Me The Horizon, Zombie’s band came out with all guns blazing and insane stage production with big screens and monsters. It was the perfect way to cap off the weekend, while also preparing everyone for Halloween.

While She Sleeps Announce North American Tour With He Is Legend & Savage Hands

While She Sleeps have announced a headlining North American tour. He Is Legend and Savage Hands will open.

Tour Dates:

02/13 Orlando, FL – The Abbey
02/14 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade [Hell]
02/15 Durham, NC – Motorco
02/17 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
02/18 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
02/19 New York, NY – Gramercy Theater
02/21 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Loft
02/22 Somerville, MA – Once Ballroom
02/24 Buffalo, NY – The Rec Room
02/26 Ottawa, ON – Brass Monkey
02/27 Montreal, QC – Fairmount Theatre
02/29 Toronto, ON – Hard Luck
03/01 Detroit, MI – The Shelter
03/02 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
03/03 St. Paul. MN – Amsterdam Bar & Hall
03/05 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live Studio
03/06 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
03/07 Fort Worth, TX – Tomcats West
03/09 Kansas City, MO – Aftershock
03/10 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
03/11 Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
03/13 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
03/14 Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy Theatre
03/15 Las Vegas, NV – Backstage Bar & Billiards
03/17 Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge

He Is Legend Premiere “White Bat” Music Video

He Is Legend have premiered a new video for the title track of their latest album “White Bat.” You can check that out below. Schuylar Croom told Revolver the following:

“This was an intense shoot that went well into the night. Myles and I carved out what we could as our budget was tight and we wanted to show a juxtaposition from the ‘Boogiewoman‘ video. ‘White Bat‘ is stark and flows like a flash flood. This is a peek through the key hole at Legend totally unhinged.”

He Is Legend Announce October Shows With Them Evils

He Is Legend have announced three headlining shows with Them Evils. Here’s the dates:

10/13 Memphis, TN – Growlers
10/14 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street
10/16 El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace

As previously reported, He Is Legend will also serve as one of the supporting acts on Atreyu’s 20th anniversary tour.

Atreyu Announce 20th Anniversary Tour With Whitechapel, He Is Legend, Tempting Fate, & Santa Cruz

Atreyu have announced a fall tour with Whitechapel, He Is Legend, Tempting Fate, and Santa Cruz. The band will be celebrating their 20th anniversary on this run and they are planning to let their fans pick the setlist.

Tour Dates:

10/19 Las Vegas, NV – Las Rageous Festival
10/20 Tucson, AZ – The Rialto Theatre
10/21 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
10/22 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
10/23 Austin, TX – Come & Take It Live
10/25 Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club
10/26 Chattanooga, TN – The Signal
10/27 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
10/28 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls
10/29 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
10/30 Norfolk, VA – The Norva
11/01 Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
11/02 Providence, RI – The Strand
11/03 New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
11/04 Wantagh, NY – Mulcahy’s
11/07 Niagara Falls, NY – The Rapids Theater
11/08 Toledo, OH – Civic Music Hall
11/09 Belvidere, IL – The Apollo Theater
11/10 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
11/11 St. Louis, MO – The Ready Room
11/13 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios Live
11/14 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
11/15 Chico, CA – The Senator Theatre
11/16 Reno, NV – Cargo
11/18 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
11/19 Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco Theater
11/20 Ventura, CA – The Majestic Ventura Theater