Yesterday (April 25), Papa Roach celebrated the 20th anniversary of “Infest” with a special “Infest In Conversation” livestream event. The discussion found the band joined by original drummer Dave Buckner and a number of special guests including: Deftones’ Chino Moreno, Linkin Park’s Dave “Phoenix” Farrell, Korn’s Brian “Head” Welch, Avenged Sevenfold’s Synyster Gates, and Fever 333’s Jason Aalon Butler. If you missed it, you can watch the full conversation below:
Fever 333 have premiered a new song titled “Presence Is Strength.” You can check that out below, along with frontman Jason Aalon Butler’s new solo track “Bulletproof.”
View this post on Instagram
𝐈𝐂𝐘𝐌𝐈: I’ve been working as hard as possible on being as creative, inspired, artistically courageous and as efficient as possible. Yesterday I released two tracks I had a hand in making (solo + @fever333)- one of them was written recorded mixed mastered and released in 24 hours. Due to the process, I feel they were more than just music. I feel they exhibit the capabilities we have and what we can achieve even when it seems like something we can’t or even something we “shouldn’t”. The only way I could have accomplished getting these tracks out was to believe I could and that I should. So that’s what I did. I guess what I’m trying to say is- please do not allow these limiting constructs that have been put in place new you from at least fuckin trying to make shit happen. Create. Attempt. Dare. Risk. Whatever- we can do a lot more than they’ve led us to believe. Let’s do it. Whatever it is. #JASONAALONBUTLER #FEVER333 #try #harder #create #attempt #dare #risk #do
The Used have premiered a new song titled “Blow Me.” This track features Fever 333’s Jason Aalon Butler and a video for it can be found below:
Bert McCracken commented:
“The Used are proud to present our new song ‘Blow Me’ featuring Jason Aalon Butler from Fever 333. Whether metaphorically signifying the power of words in general, or magnifying concern for the situation of societal gun violence, we urge the fans of our music to find individual and personal meaning in all of our songs. Thank you, and please enjoy!”
“If I’m being honest, I’ve been a fan of this band since the first single they put on an Atticus Clothing comp CD back in 2002. I heard ‘Box Full Of Sharp Objects’ and thought, ‘This is it. This is the next step in heavier music with melodic sensibility’. I loved it. I studied it. Then I met the man that produced it, John Feldmann. Loved him. Studied him. Then a couple months ago I was asked by the band and John to sing on a track from the new album. They played me some songs and, no bullshit, I got that feeling I felt when I first heard ‘Box Full’ on that comp 17 years ago. For any and all The Used fans — they’re back again. In a BIG fucking way.”
Nova Twins have signed a new deal with 333 Wreckords Crew, the artist collective launched by Fever 333’s Jason Aalon Butler. The group’s debut album “Who Are The Girls?” will be released on February 28. Butler commented:
“The whole idea of the 333 WRECKORDS CREW is to offer a creative alternative to the banal structure of the music industry as well as supporting and propagating art that challenges. Nova Twins are literally the embodiment of this idea. Two BLACK WOMEN in rock music twisting the convention of a genre whose only chance of survival is to evolve; Nova Twins are that evolution. Nova Twins are the future. They are so damn important to this music and to the culture and I’m gonna make sure people see that. I couldn’t be more proud to announce them as the newest addition of creatives to the crew.”
Jason Aalon Butler (Fever 333, Pressure Cracks, etc.) is streaming a cover of Joni Mitchell‘s “California.” He said the following about that:
“About 13 years ago I recorded some cover songs. 1 of them was a Joni Mitchell song as it was my then girlfriend’s favorite song. I fell in love with the song and then Joni herself after this cover. The content l, the approach, the fucked up guitar tuning that made me have to essentially relearn guitar. All of it was so impressive. I figure enough time has passed to where this song can now be shared and take on new meaning for those that might be interested in hearing my rendition of a folk pop queen…”
[via The PRP]
Fever 333 frontman Jason Aalon Butler has launched his own artist collective called 333 Wreckords Crew. With this news, he has also announced the label’s first signing, Guerrilla Warfare.
“When I started this project it was quite literally built upon a foundation of community. In my mind this community would thrive due to its unique focus on ethics, progressiveness, a symbiotic structuring and, of course, dope art. I believe that the difference between myself and many other record labels (especially most established ones) is that I am not here to make money off of my artists. I am an artist who wants to create a structure that challenges the current music creation process and disrupts the way it is distributed. I will do this by working with my artists. So we all have a stake in the fulfillment and success of the art.”
“It is very seldom you find personnel in the music business with any actual experience beyond the desk or computer they’ve been placed in front of and tasked to do the impossible – understand the infinitely faceted experience and perspective of an artist creating art that isn’t theirs.
Even when you do find the rare employee that ‘had a band and played outside cities on the weekends’ it often still couldn’t be farther from the understanding you as an artist are looking for when you’re stuck on a section of highway in the middle of the night that isn’t even listed on Google maps trying to find a replacement gas tank for the one your van just lost due to an animal bone puncturing your previous one because you ran over the remains of an accident that wasn’t properly handled earlier that day and all you want to do is make the next show so you can possibly eat tomorrow.
Strangely specific? Well you can guess that I am remarking on a situation I, as an artist, experienced which is one of thousands that make up the prism through which I will view my artists’ needs, desires, tribulations, and queries. Essentially, I will offer them ACTUAL experience which will be conducive to their progression and success in all situations while keeping their vision, health, and emotional safety at the front of my mind at all times.”
He also added the following on Facebook:
“Someone had to find an alternative to the approach that has kept artists on the wrong side of the benefits in this industry for far too long. If someone’s going to do it, it might as well be us- the artists. We are 333 WRECKORDS CREW.”
Fever 333 have been forced to cancel their September dates due to illness. According to the band, frontman Jason Aalon Butler is currently dealing with “complications from a lung condition.”
The group commented:
“Due to ‘complications from a lung condition’ Jason Aalon Butler has been advised to take a short medical leave from touring.
FEVER 333 will therefore regretfully take a few weeks off and cancel their September demonstrations.
Doctor’s do not anticipate any further issues, and all remaining dates for 2019 are expected to play as planned.
Touring for Fever 333 will resume starting on October 04th in Council Bluffs, IA.
The band regrets any inconvenience to their fans and refunds will be available from the point of purchase.”
“I am already actively targeting the issue with my doctors and we are all certain that I will be back to where I need to be in a few weeks.
In the interim I hope you all know I am terribly upset about the inability to perform and share that time with y’all, but promise to make it up ASAP and am making sure I do this now in order to avoid any further significant damage.
Thank y’all for always holding me down, even in the less ideal times.”