Jason Bieler Recruits Megadeth, Queensrÿche, Sevendust, Etc. Members For New Album “Songs For The Apocalypse”

Jason Bieler (Saigon Kick) will be releasing a new solo album titled “Songs For The Apocalypse“ on January 22. That effort, which will be released under the name Jason Bieler And The Baron Von Bielski Orchestra, will feature a number of guests including members of Megadeth, Queensrÿche, Sevendust, Skindred, and more.

Here’s the full list of guests:

– Devin Townsend
– Todd La Torre (Queensrÿche)
– David Ellefson (Megadeth)
– Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Asia/Sons Of Apollo)
– Jeff Scott Soto (Sons Of Apollo)
– Clint Lowery (Sevendust)
– Benjie Webbe (Skindred)
– Pat Badger (Extreme)
– Butch Walker (ex-Marvelous 3)
– Kyle Sanders (HELLYEAH)
– Andee Blacksugar (KMFDM)
– Emil Werstler (Dååth, ex-Chimaira)
– Ricky Sanders (ex-Saigon Kick)
– Steve Gibb (ex-Black Label Society, ex-Crowbar)

Here’s the track listing:

01. “Never Ending Circle”
02. “Apology” (feat. Todd LaTorre, Kevin Scott, and Andee Blacksugar)
03. “Bring Out Your Dead” (feat. Edu Cominato, David Ellefson, and Devin Townsend)
04. “Annalise” (feat. Kevin Scott)
05. “Stones Will Fly” (feat. Ricky Sanders, Pat Badger, and Butch Walker)
06. “Down In A Hole” (feat. Edu Cominato, Kyle Sanders, and Stephen Gibb)
07. “Anthem For Losers” (feat. Ricky Sanders and Clay Cook)
08. “Horror Wobbles The Hippo” (feat. Emil Werstler)
09. “Beyond Hope” (feat. Benji Webbe, Ricky Sanders, David Ellefson, and Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal)
10. “Crab Claw Dan”
11. “Born Of The Sun” (feat. Edu Cominato, Kyle Sanders, and Clint Lowery)
12. “Baby Driver”
13. “Alone In The World” (feat. Ricky Sanders and Jeff Scott Soto)
14. “Very Fine People”
15. “Fkswyso”

A video for the record’s first single, “Apology,” can be found below:

Ministry Announce Rescheduled Dates For U.S. Tour With KMFDM & Front Line Assembly

Ministry have postponed their U.S. tour with KMFDM and Front Line Assembly due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek is now scheduled to take place next year.

Ministry commented:

“Ministry will be rescheduling the upcoming Industrial Strength Tour due to ongoing restrictions regarding social gathering. The tour will now kick off March 31, 2021, hitting all the same markets with an additional date in Salt Lake City. KMFDM and Front Line Assembly remain on the lineup.

Original tickets will be honored for the new show dates in 2021; or, ticketholders can receive refunds at the point of purchase. For the Dallas show date only, original ticketholders have been automatically refunded and will need to repurchase tickets for the new 2021 date, starting today at https://ministrygasmonkey.eventbrite.com/

As previously reported, Ministry will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of “The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste“ on this run. Here’s the new dates:

03/31 Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo
04/01 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
04/02 Missoula, MT – Wilma Theatre
04/03 Salt Lake City, UT – The Union
04/04 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
04/06 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
04/08 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
04/09 Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
04/10 Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
04/11 Niagara Falls, NY – Rapids Theatre
04/12 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
04/14 Boston, MA – House of Blues
04/15 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
04/16 Montclair, NJ – The Wellmont
04/17 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
04/18 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
04/20 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
04/21 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
04/23 Houston, TX – House of Blues
04/24 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live!
04/25 San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater
04/27 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
04/28 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
04/29 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
04/30 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
05/01 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield Theatre

Bill Rieflin (Ex-Ministry, Etc.) Passes Away

Bill Rieflin has sadly passed away at the age of 59 following a battle with cancer. Rieflin played drums for Ministry from 1986–1994 and also performed with numerous other bands including: R.E.M., King Crimson, Lard, Revolting Cocks, KMFDM, Pigface, Swans and more.

Ministry issued the following statement:

“Today we lost a wonderful artist, tremendous human being and an integral part of Ministry’s developments and success…

Safe travels my brother on the way to your next universal gig.

R.I.P. Bill Rieflin

#MinistryBand #WeAreMinistry #Ministry #Revco #RevoltingCocks #Lard #1000HomoDJs #LeadIntoGold #KMFDM #Swans #NineInchNails #REM #KingCrimson #Drummer #BillRieflin #RestInPeace”

R.E.M.‘s Michael Stipe also commented:

“Bill Rieflin (1960-2020)

It is with heavy hearts we acknowledge the death of our dear friend and consummate drummer, Bill.

Bill sent me this picture last week of him and Lenny Kaye earlier this month when the Patti Smith Group were in town and they got to hang out. He was elated to see such great friends and gather at his favorite weird Chinese-American diner.

A forever memory is decades old, when I first met Bill at a late night Policeman’s bar in Seattle, sat at a greasy table drinking scotch, and we listened to ‘Birdland’ off the jukebox in reverent silence and awe. His attentiveness to that song then and there indicated a lot to me about what it would be to work with Bill— which commenced to create some magical and beautiful collaborations and life long friendships.

And so to Bill now, he is among all the fine points of the stars and we are looking up with love— and with our own reverence for his beauty, his humor, his relentless curiosity and of course his incredible musical ear, his time here with us so precious and golden. —Michael“

KMFDM briefly commented as well:

“RIP Bill Rieflin, my dear dear friend and partner in crime of 30+ years.”

Ministry Announce Summer Tour With KMFDM & Front Line Assembly

Ministry have announced a summer tour with KMFDM and Front Line Assembly. Al Jourgensen commented:

“‘The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste‘ just turned 30. Who knew we’d still be around to see this day. But since we are alive and kicking, we figured we’d hop in the way-back machine and recreate the infamous original tour with KMFDM, and add in Front Line Assembly as well. Don’t miss it this time because we’ll be in wheelchairs for sure in another 30 years. May the fence be with you!”

Tour Dates:

07/01 Seattle, WA – The Showbox Sodo
07/02 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
07/03 Missoula, MT – Wilma Theatre
07/05 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
07/07 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
07/09 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
07/10 Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
07/11 Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
07/12 Niagara Falls, NY – Rapids Theatre
07/13 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
07/15 Boston, MA – House of Blues
07/16 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
07/17 Montclair, NJ – The Wellmont
07/18 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
07/19 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
07/21 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
07/22 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
07/24 Houston, TX – House of Blues
07/25 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live!
07/26 San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater
07/28 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
07/29 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
07/30 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
07/31 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
08/01 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom

Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe To Join Pigface For Their Full Tour

Pigface, the industrial project led by Martin Atkins, have been out on their first tour in 14 years and they have recruited a number of guests for the trek including Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe, who has now decided to stay with the group for the full tour. You can see footage of him in action below:

Pigface’s current incarnation includes the following:

Pigface Announce First Tour In 14 Years

Pigface, the industrial project led by Martin Atkins, have announced their first tour in 14 years. The trek will kick off in November and it will feature a number of guests including Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe, ex-Kittie guitarist Fallon Bowman, etc.

Here’s the current incarnation of the band:

  • Martin Atkins (ex-Ministry, Public Image Ltd., etc.)
  • Mary Byker (Pop Will Eat Itself)
  • Lesley Rankine (Silverfish + Ruby)
  • Curse Mackey (Evil Mothers)
  • En Esch (ex-KMFDM)
  • Dirk Flanigan (77 Luscious Babes)
  • Bobdog Caitlin (Evil Mothers)
  • Bradley Bills (Chant)
  • Greta Brinkman (Moby, Druglord)
  • Charles Levi (ex-My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult)
  • Orville Kline (Porn And Chicken)

The following special guests will also perform with the group on select dates:

  • Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God) (November 15-19)
  • Fallon Bowman (ex-Kittie) (November 17)
  • Gaelynn Lea (November 15-16 and November 25-30)
  • Ali Jafri (November 17)
  • + more

Tour Dates:

11/15 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom & Tavern
11/16 Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot Ballroom
11/17 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
11/18 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
11/19 New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
11/20 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
11/21 Columbus, OH – Skullys Music Diner
11/22 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Hell)
11/23 New Orleans, LA – Southport Hall
11/24 Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
11/26 Oklahoma City, OK – Tower Theatre
11/27 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
11/28 Kansas City, MO – The Record Bar
11/29 Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
11/30 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall Chicago

KMFDM To Release New Live Album “Live In The USSA”

KMFDM have announced that they will be releasing a new live album titled “Live In The USSA” on October 26. The effort will feature tracks recorded during the band’s late 2017 U.S. tour.

Track Listing:

01. “Freak Flag”
02. “Hell Yeah”
03. “Rebels In Kontrol”
04. “Total State Machine”
05. “Burning Brain”
06. “Bumaye”
07. “Glam Glitz Guts & Gore”
08. “Shock”
09. “Virus”
10. “Murder My Heart”
11. “WWIII”
12. “Godlike“

KMFDM To Release New Album “HELL YEAH” In August

KMFDM have announced that their new album “HELL YEAH” will be released on August 18. You can check out the cover art and track listing for that below:

“HELL YEAH” Track Listing:

01. “Hell Yeah”
02. “Freak Flag”
03. “Oppression 1/2”
04. “Total State Machine”
05. “Oppression 2/2”
06. “Murder My Heart”
07. “Rip The System V. 2.0”
08. “Shock”
09. “Fake News”
10. “℞ 4 The Damned”
11. “Burning Brain”
12. “Only Lovers”
13. “Glam Glitz Guts & Gore”

KMFDM To Release New EP “Yeah!” In June, Announce 2017 Tour

KMFDM have announced that they will be releasing a new EP titled “Yeah!” on June 23. It will come with two new songs and remixes. With this news, the group also confirmed that a new studio album is set to be released in August

“Yeah!” Track Listing:

01. “Hell Yeah” (album version)
02. “Freak Flag” (edit)
03. “Hell Yeah” (Lord Of The Lost version)
04. “Attack 2017” (KMFDM Remix)
05. “Hell Yeah” (edit)

On another note, the band also have the following dates booked:

08/10 Jaromer, CZE – Brutal Assault Festival
08/11 TBA – TBA
08/12 Hildesheim, GER – M’era Luna Festival
09/05 Newcastle, UK – Think Tank (with Intertia & Lord Of The Lost)
09/06 Glasgow, UK – St. Lukes (with Intertia & Lord Of The Lost)
09/07 Manchester, UK – Ruby Lounge (with Intertia & Lord Of The Lost)
09/08 Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute (with Intertia & Lord Of The Lost)
09/09 London, UK – O2 Academy Islington (with Intertia & Lord Of The Lost)
09/10 Bristol, UK – Fleece (with Intertia & Lord Of The Lost)
10/01 Chicago, IL – Metro (‘Cold Waves VI Festival‘) (with OHGR & Lord Of The Lost)
10/02 St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall (with OHGR & Lord Of The Lost)
10/03 Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue (with OHGR & Lord Of The Lost)
10/04 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom (with OHGR & Lord Of The Lost)
10/05 Falls Church, VA – The State Theatre (with OHGR & Lord Of The Lost)
10/06 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts (with OHGR & Lord Of The Lost)
10/07 New York, NY – Irving Plaza (with OHGR & Lord Of The Lost)
10/08 Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall (with OHGR & Lord Of The Lost)
10/09 Baltimore, MD TBA (with OHGR & Lord Of The Lost)
10/11 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade – Heaven (with OHGR & Lord Of The Lost)
10/12 New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues (with OHGR & Lord Of The Lost)
10/13 Austin, TX – Mohawk (with OHGR & Lord Of The Lost)
10/14 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live! (with OHGR & Lord Of The Lost)
10/15 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall (with OHGR & Lord Of The Lost)
10/17 Tucson, AZ – The Rialto Theatre (with OHGR & Lord Of The Lost)
10/18 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre (with OHGR & Lord Of The Lost)
10/19 Las Vegas, NV – Fremont Country Club (with OHGR & Lord Of The Lost)
10/20 San Diego, CA – House of Blues (with OHGR & Lord Of The Lost)
10/21 Los Angeles, CA – TBA (with OHGR & Lord Of The Lost)
10/22 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom (with OHGR & Lord Of The Lost)
10/24 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall (with OHGR & Lord Of The Lost)
10/25 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall (with OHGR & Lord Of The Lost)
10/26 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room (with OHGR & Lord Of The Lost)
10/27 St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar and Hall (with OHGR & Lord Of The Lost)
10/28 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II (with OHGR & Lord Of The Lost)