Hyro The Hero & Ego Kill Talent Drop Off Welcome To Rockville Festival, Butcher Babies Eva Under Fire, & WHIT3 COLLR Added

Butcher Babies, Eva Under Fire, and WHIT3 COLLR have been added to the 2021 Welcome To Rockville festival. Their additions come after Hyro The Hero and Ego Kill Talent were forced to drop off the event. Welcome To Rockville will take place at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL on November 11-14 and the updated daily lineups can be found below:

November 11: Slipknot, A Day To Remember, Cypress Hill, Stone Temple Pilots, Gojira, Grandson, Dorothy, Dead Sara, Spiritbox, Jeris Johnson, Brass Against, Teenage Wrist, Nascar Aloe, Siiickbrain, Dana Dentata, Blame My Youth, and Contracult Collective.

November 12: Metallica, Rob Zombie, Social Distortion, Chevelle, Pennywise, Beartooth, Starset, Wage War, Ice Nine Kills, Ayron Jones, Amigo The Devil, Bad Omens, Zero 9:36, Butcher Babies, Tallah, Austin Meade, Eva Under Fire, and WHIT3 COLLR.

November 13: Disturbed, The Offspring, Staind, Lamb Of God, Asking Alexandria, GWAR, Badflower, Fever 333, Atreyu, Crown The Empire, Sick Puppies, 3TEETH, All Good Things, Joyous Wolf, Fame On Fire, Dead Poet Society, Reach NYC, and Brkn Love.

November 14: Metallica, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Mudvayne, Mastodon, Anthrax, Falling In Reverse, Dance Gavin Dance, Sleeping With Sirens, Code Orange, Jelly Roll, Fire From The Gods, The Warning, Goodbye June, Alien Weaponry, Avoid, Hero The Band, and Survive The Sun.

Metallica, Korn, Slayer, Etc. Members Wish Happy 30th Anniversary To Machine Head

Machine Head have shared a new video in which members of Metallica, Korn, Slayer, Lamb Of God, System Of A Down, Anthrax, Halestorm, Trivium, and more wished them a happy 30th anniversary. You can check out that clip below. Machine Head’s Robb Flynn commented:

“Thank you so much to the friends, tour-mates, and brothers and sisters in metal, that contributed to this, we are beyond grateful, genuinely humbled, and honored by your words. To all the band members past and present who contributed riffs, ideas, melodies and lyrics, thank you for everything you brought and bring to the table. To Tony Costanza, who I wish was here to celebrate this moment with us, rest in power. Massive respect to the Head Cases that have fought side-by side with us, stood with us through thick and thin, and believed for 30 years!! We love you crazy motherfuckers!”

Watch Gojira Perform “Backbone” With Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe At 2021 Knotfest Iowa

During their September 25 set at Knotfest Iowa in Indianola, IA, Gojira were joined onstage by Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe for a performance of “Backbone.” You can see fan-filmed footage of that below:

Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta On Touring During The Pandemic: “Enough With The Fear Porn. Get On With Your Life”

Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta has taken to social media to discuss COVID-19 restrictions as the band are preparing to wrap up their “Metal Tour Of The Year” with Megadeth, Lamb Of God, and Trivium. The frontman claims the trek didn’t result in many cases of the disease, while adding that he believes it’s time for people to move on with their lives.

Jasta said the following in a since deleted tweet:

“Before this tour went out we were irresponsible super spreaders lol now 4-5 weeks in a whopping 4 people (not in bands) caught the C. Some had barely any symptoms & re-joined the tour already. Enough w/ the fear porn. Get on with your life. We’ll have 10k plus at tonight’s show!!”

As MetalSucks pointed out, Jasta also shared a video that falsely claimed that politicians are only wearing masks for pictures, even though the clip shows them putting their masks back on after posing for a photo. He also recently complained about masks in schools:

“Politicians only wear masks on TV (never when they’re at parties or on their yachts or at clubs in the Hamptons) but they want to make your kids do this. To save who? And at what cost? This shit is so fucked up”

Following the postponement of the Canadian dates on the “Metal Tour Of The Year,” he also seemingly shared inaccurate information regarding capacity limits in Quebec, claiming that only 50 people can attend public events like concerts, even though that number appears to be much higher. However, as MetalSucks mentioned, Jasta, Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine, and Lamb Of God’s Willie Adler are reportedly unvaccinated, which could offer another explanation for the postponements. This news isn’t too surprising considering Mustaine recently referred to COVID-19 safety protocols as “tyranny.”

Megadeth, Lamb Of God, & Trivium Postpone Upcoming Canadian Shows To 2022

Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Trivium and Hatebreed have postponed the Canadian dates on their “Metal Tour Of The Year.” The following shows have been impacted:

09/30 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
10/01 Laval, QC – Place Bell
10/02 Quebec City, QC – Centre Videotron

The dates will be rescheduled for 2022, but Hatebreed will no longer be performing. Megadeth commented:

“The final three shows of the Metal Tour of the Year in Toronto, Laval and Quebec City will unfortunately be postponed to Spring 2022 due to restrictions in the Quebec province and international logistical issues. Please hold onto your tickets as they will be valid for the new dates as soon as they are announced.”

Saudade Release Cover Of Joy Division’s “Day Of The Lords” Featuring Lamb Of God, Vowws, & Stolen Babies Members

Saudade (Team Sleep, ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan, etc.) have teamed up with Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God), Matt Campbell (Vowws), Dominique Lenore Persi (Stolen Babies), and Todd Wilkinson (Team Sleep) for a cover of Joy Division’s “Day Of The Lords.” You can find an official video for that track below:

Blythe commented:

“I’ve always wanted to cover ‘Day of the Lords‘— in my opinion, it is the heaviest of Joy Division songs. With Saudade, we have such a widely-varied pool of musical backgrounds to draw from that I knew we could add some interesting sonic layers to the tune while honoring the original.

The lyrics to ‘Day of the Lords’ are undeniably bleak— as well, the song was recorded during a pandemic, so I wanted the video to reflect the poetic isolation conveyed in the lyrics and the literal isolation felt by many across the globe at this time. Rizz did a great job of getting that stark loneliness across visually.”

Chuck Doom continued:

“This track came together in such a fun and organic way right from the first session. Gil and I tracked the basics with Drums, Steel Drums, Fender Rhodes, Synths and Bass. Our buddies Todd and Matt added guitars. When Randy came out Los Angeles we all spent a couple days working on the song together.

It was really fun to make music with friends in the same room again. We want to thank Rizz for creating a beautiful visual interpretation of the song for us to share. Much Love and Respect to Ian Curtis and Joy Division.”

Gil Sharone added:

“Covering ‘Day of The Lords‘ was a blast. When Randy mentioned it to Chuck I thought it was a killer idea and we jumped in the studio within days of that call. We started building the track with just drums and an outline of chords which isn’t the usual process.

It was awesome to see the track reveal itself as we kept adding more layers. I feel like we accomplished our goal of paying tribute to Joy Division but also making the song our own. The track feels like a journey. Every section has its own dynamic and keeps growing until the final climax. Randy’s vocal performance really captured what we were doing musically and I’m very proud of the track.”

[via Brooklyn Vegan]

Behemoth’s Nergal Recruits Lamb Of God, Arch Enemy, Exodus, Etc. Members For New Me And That Man Album “New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol. 2”

Me And That Man, the dark folk project featuring Behemoth’s Adam “Nergal” Darski, have revealed the details for their new album “New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol. 2.” The effort will be released on November 19 and pre-orders can be found HERE.

Here’s the guests that will appear on the record:

  • Gary Holt (Exodus)
  • Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God)
  • Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy)
  • Devin Townsend
  • David Vincent (ex-Morbid Angel)
  • Hank Von Hell (ex-Turbonegro)
  • Blaze Bayley (ex-Iron Maiden)
  • Olve “Abbath” Eikemo (ex-Immortal)
  • Doug Blair (W.A.S.P.)
  • Kristoffer Rygg (Ulver)
  • Jeff “Mantas” Dunn (Venom Inc.)
  • Michale Graves (ex-Misfits)
  • Chris Georgiadis (Turbowolf)
  • Mary Goore
  • Anders Odden (Cadaver, Satyricon)
  • Chris Holmes (ex-W.A.S.P.)
  • Douglas Blair (W.A.S.P.)
  • Ralf Gyllenhammar (Mustasch)
  • Myrkur
  • Frank The Baptist

Here’s the track listing:

01. “Black Hearse Cadillac” (feat. Hank Von Hell, Anders Odden)
02. “Under The Spell” (feat. Mary Goore)
03. “All Hope Has Gone” (feat. Blaze Bayley, Gary Holt, Jeff Mantas Dunn)
04. “Witches Don’t Fall in Love” (feat. Kristoffer Rygg)
05. “Losing My Blues” (feat. Olve “Abbath” Eikemo, Frank The Baptist, Chris Holmes)
06. “Coldest Day In Hell” (feat Ralf Gyllenhammar, Douglas Blair)
07. “Year Of The Snake” (feat. David Vincent)
08. “Blues & Cocaine” (feat. Michale Graves)
09. “Silver Halide Echoes” (feat. Randy Blythe)
10. “Goodbye” (feat. Alissa White-Gluz, Devin Townsend)
11. “Angel Of Light” (feat. Myrkur)
12. “Got Your Tongue” (feat. Chris Georgiadis)

Nergal said the following about the album:

“Here we go again, mother lovers! ‘New Man, New Songs, Same Shit VOLUME 2‘. You guys know the drill, I recruited the best of the best in heavy music to collaborate on some unique tracks me and the Polish, Italian and Ukrainian crew have been working on over the last 18 months.

Once again, the result, amazing and the performances, inspired! Thank you, Comrades – Abbath, Alissa, Amalie, Anders, Blaze, Chris G, Chris H, David, Devin, Douglas, Frank, Gary, Hank, Jeff, Kris, M.Goore, Michale, Ralf and Randy. Who knows when we’ll get together to play these songs but I will try my best to make it happen! Enjoy it everyone!”

A video for the effort’s first single, “Got Your Tongue” (feat. Chris Georgiadis), can be found below:

Slipknot, A Day To Remember, & Gojira Added To 2021 Welcome To Rockville Festival

Slipknot, A Day To Remember, and Gojira have been added to the 2021 Welcome To Rockville festival. The event will take place at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL on November 11-14 and the updated daily lineups can be found below:

November 11: Slipknot, A Day To Remember, Cypress Hill, Stone Temple Pilots, Gojira, Grandson, Dorothy, Dead Sara, Spiritbox, Jeris Johnson, Brass Against, Teenage Wrist, Nascar Aloe, Siiickbrain, Dana Dentata, Blame My Youth, and Contracult Collective.

November 12: Metallica, Rob Zombie, Social Distortion, Chevelle, Pennywise, Beartooth, Starset, Wage War, Ice Nine Kills, Ayron Jones, Amigo The Devil, Bad Omens, Zero 9:36, Hyro The Hero, Tallah, Austin Meade, and Ego Kill Talent.

November 13: Disturbed, The Offspring, Staind, Lamb Of God, Asking Alexandria, GWAR, Badflower, Fever 333, Atreyu, Crown The Empire, Sick Puppies, 3TEETH, All Good Things, Joyous Wolf, Fame On Fire, Dead Poet Society, Reach NYC, and Brkn Love.

November 14: Metallica, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Mudvayne, Mastodon, Anthrax, Falling In Reverse, Sleeping With Sirens, Code Orange, Dance Gavin Dance, Jelly Roll, Fire From The Gods, The Warning, Goodbye June, Alien Weaponry, Avoid, Hero The Band, and Survive The Sun.

Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe Urges Fans To Get Vaccinated And Wear Masks

Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Trivium, and Hatebreed officially kicked off “The Metal Tour Of The Year” in Austin, Texas earlier tonight (August 20) and prior to the concert, Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe shared a message for fans planning to attend the shows. The frontman urges everyone to get vaccinated and to mask up to help keep others safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Blythe said the following:

“Tonight’s the 1st night of our tour with @Megadeth, @Triviumband, & @Hatebreedofficial. Tour after tour is cancelling/rescheduling because someone tested positive for COVID, w/some folks I personally know getting VERY sick. Therefore, we are going to try our best to maintain #thebubble so we can get through this motherfucker (that means a strict NO GUESTS BACKSTAGE policy- ZERO exceptions, so don’t bother asking me.) We will be wearing masks backstage, not hanging out on other band’s buses, etc. Welcome to the #NOFUNTOUR2021.

These are weird times, but as Hunter S. Thompson said: ‘When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.’

BTW, we don’t get sick days out here, so spare me the ‘it’s just a bad flu’ crap. ‘A bad flu’ doesn’t work for a singer, ok? I’m a healthy dude w/a strong immune system- in 25+ years I have cancelled precisely ONE show due to illness (food poisoning in Vegas- shitting & puking violently at the same time), & I don’t want to start now.

On that note, if you are coming out to a show, if I were you, I would A) be vaccinated, & B) wear a fucking mask. These are outdoor shows, & while science tells us that outdoor transmission is much less likely, I would still go with better safe than sorry. If you think vaccines & masks are nonsense, I have ZERO interest in arguing with you. Good luck to you, & I mean that 100%- I wish illness on NO ONE.

Before I got sober, I cheerfully did: heroin, cocaine, crystal meth, Oxycontin, Xanax, Percocet, Vicodin, LSD, ecstasy, barbiturates, PCP, mushrooms, weed, opium, morphine, fentanyl, a bunch of other weird shit I had zero idea of what it was, & of course- UNGODLY amounts of alcohol.

Needless to say, I am not scared of a vaccine.

If you are on the fence, wondering ‘Hmmm… should I bring a mask to the show?’ my advice is… YES. Will it be hot & uncomfortable? Probably. Is it doable? Definitely. If my old ass can fly screaming across the stage for over an hour with giant blasts of fire going off all around me, you can wear a mask for a few hours to help protect yourself & others.

PSA over. Have fun & stay safe, y’all.”