New Life Of Agony Documentary “The Sound Of Scars” To Premiere In April

Life Of Agony have announced that their new documentary, “The Sound Of Scars,” will officially premiere next month. Fans will be able to watch the director’s cut of the film during a two-week virtual screening event, which will launch on April 16. More details can be found at soundsofscars.com.

Director Leigh Brooks (“Terrorvision: Wired Up and Scary”) commented:

“This isn’t a typical music documentary. It’s as personal as it gets. I first saw the band live at the London Astoria in 1996. Since then, LOA has become an absolute go-to when I felt alone and insecure about myself. This film is an intimate portrait that sheds light on the real life stories that make their music so vital and relevant.”

Vocalist Mina Caputo continued:

“We’ve never avoided tough conversations and we don’t pretend to have all the answers. But, this film is a roadmap with many great lessons. It shows a ton of vulnerability… moments of falling downward and others where we rise strong. Enjoy this gift of imperfection. May you find the tools to be braver with this film.”

Guitarist Joey Zampella added:

“We’ve completely ripped our deepest selves open for this film. The audience and our fan base will completely understand the mold we were broken from, and what this journey means to us.”

The following was also said in a press release:

”The Sound of Scars‘ utilizes personal archive footage, rare photographs, and lost interviews, along with new, never-before-seen conversations with the band and their family members that tells the story of how three friends overcame domestic violence, substance abuse, and depression to form one of the most influential bands in its genre.

Through the success of their groundbreaking 1993 debut ‘River Runs Red‘, hailed by Rolling Stone as ‘One of the Greatest Metal Albums of All Time’, they channeled their cumulative life stories into a soundtrack for a broken generation. At the time, that newfound fame allowed them to escape the tragedies of their pasts, but in the wake of their accomplishments, unforeseen obstacles arose.

The 90-minute film also takes a deep dive into lead vocalist Mina Caputo’s gender transition.”

DMC And The Hellraisers Premiere “Monster” Music Video

DMC And The Hellraisers, the new project featuring Darryl “DMC” McDaniels (Run-DMC), Veronica Bellino (Life Of Agony), etc., have premiered a new video for their new song “Monster.” Bellino commented:

“The song has a lot of potential meanings. It could be an everyday monster like the evil people we sometimes see on the news, or maybe it’s the monster we create in our own heads. To us as a band, it represents what we call the ‘mental health monster,’ which lies behind the fake smile we wear to cover those dark realities. That is represented in the video by the weird, creepy smile of the man’s mask. Behind that, he is disturbed, and he’s in the house isolated and freaking out as the mental health monster eats him alive. The line ‘You better leave the light on’ is our way of saying, a breakthrough is possible if you let a little positivity shine through the darkness.”

Deftones, Faith No More, System Of A Down, Etc. Confirmed For 2021 Hellfest Open Air Festival

The lineup has been confirmed for the 2021 Hellfest Open Air festival in Clisson, France. The event will take place on June 18-20, 2021 and it will feature a majority of the bands that were previously booked for the scrapped 2020 edition.

Lineup:

June 18:

Mainstage 01:

Deftones
Dropkick Murphys
Opeth
Leprous
Soen
Ego Kill Talent
Frog Leap

Mainstage 02:

Volbeat
The Offspring
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
Ghostemane
The Distillers
The Inspector Cluzo
Danko Jones
The Wildhearts
Laura Cox

Temple Stage:

Mayhem
Abbath
Rotting Christ
Primordial
The Great Old Ones
Seth
Mephorash
Numen
Tremplin Voice Of Hell

Altar Stage:

Obituary
At The Gates
Death DTA
Entombed A.D.
Grave
Cadaver
Necrowretch
Tremplin Voice Of Hell

Warzone Stage:

Suicidal Tendencies
Powerflo
Youth Of Today
Dog Eat Dog
Slapshot
Cro-Mags
Higher Power
In Other Climes

Valley Stage:

Electric Wizard
Baroness
OM
Witchcraft
Black Mountain
Elder
ASG
Greenleaf
Abrahma

June 19:

Mainstage 01:

Faith No More
Puscifer
Rival Sons
Heaven Shall Burn
Northlane
Crystal Lake
Fire From The Gods

Mainstage 02:

Deep Purple
Airbourne
Steel Panther
Alestorm
The Darkness
L7
The Dead Daisies
Galactic Empire

Temple Stage:

Wardruna
The Hu
Ensiferum
Taake
Kampfar
Einjerjer
Helheim
Aktarium
Artus

Altar Stage:

Sepultura
Sacred Reich
Flotsam And Jetsam
Loudblast
Exciter
Xentrix
Rectal Smegma
Brutal Sphincter
Karras

Warzone Stage:

Social Distortion
The Toy Dolls
Agnostic Front
Reverent Horton Heat
Anti-Flag
Frustration
Guerilla Poubelle
Lion’s Law
Grade 2

Valley Stage:

Envy
Mono & The Jo Quail Quartet
John Garcia & The Band Of Gold
High On Fire
Pelican
Me And That Man
The Picturebooks
Duel
Point Mort

June 20:

Mainstage 01:

System Of A Down
Korn
Maximum The Hormone
Jinjer
Lacuna Coil
Kontrust
Deadly Apples

Mainstage 02:

Judas Priest
Running Wild
Down
Michael Schenker
Doro
Delain
Sortilege
Battle Beast
Tempt

Temple Stage:

Watain
Alcest
Belzebubs
Borknagar
Gaahls Wyrd
Regarde Les Hommes Tomber
Numenorean
Penitence Onirique
Deliverance

Altar Stage:

Devin Townsend (by request set)
Dying Fetus
Misery Index
Ingested
Dyscarnate
Exocrine

Warzone Stage:

Walls Of Jericho
While She Sleeps
Deez Nuts
Jesus Piece
Moscow Death Brigade
Rotting Out
Landmvrks
Wolfpack

Valley Stage:

Killing Joke
Perturbator
Life Of Agony
3TEETH
Hangman’s Chair
Twin Temple
Inter Arma
Lysistrata
Ecstatic Vision

Life Of Agony, Doyle, & All Hail The Yeti Postpone U.S. Tour, Announce Rescheduled Dates

Life Of Agony, Doyle, and All Hail The Yeti have postponed their U.S. tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. A number of the dates have been rescheduled for the fall:

9/30 Cleveland, OH – The Winchester
10/02 Flint, MI – Machine Shop
10/03 Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache / Intersection
10/04 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
10/06 Pittsburgh, PA – The Crafthouse
10/07 Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry
10/09 Lancaster, PA – The Chameleon
10/10 Asbury Park, NJ – The Stone Pony
10/11 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw

All Hail The Yeti Added To Life Of Agony & Doyle’s U.S. Tour

All Hail The Yeti have been added to Life Of Agony and Doyle’s upcoming U.S. tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

03/13 Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry
03/15 Greenville, SC – The Firmament
03/17 Orlando, FL – Soundbar
03/18 Miami, FL – Churchills
03/19 Tampa, FL – Orpheum
03/21 Athens, GA – 40 Watt
03/22 Nashville, TN – The Basement East
03/24 Louisville, KY – Diamond Concert Hall
03/25 Indianapolis, IN – Hi-Fi
03/27 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
03/28 Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache/Intersection
03/29 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
03/31 Cleveland, OH – The Winchester
04/01 Pittsburgh, PA – The Crafthouse
04/03 Lancaster, PA – The Chameleon
04/04 Asbury Park, NJ – The Stone Pony
04/05 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw

Life Of Agony & Doyle Announce U.S. Tour

Life Of Agony and Doyle have announced a spring U.S. tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

03/13 Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry
03/15 Greenville, SC – The Firmament
03/17 Orlando, FL – Soundbar
03/18 Miami, FL – Churchills
03/19 Tampa, FL – Orpheum
03/21 Athens, GA – 40 Watt
03/22 Nashville, TN – The Basement East
03/24 Louisville, KY – Diamond Concert Hall
03/25 Indianapolis, IN – Hi-Fi
03/27 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
03/28 Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache/Intersection
03/29 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
03/31 Cleveland, OH – The Winchester
04/01 Pittsburgh, PA – The Crafthouse
04/03 Lancaster, PA – The Chameleon
04/04 Asbury Park, NJ – The Stone Pony
04/05 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw

Life Of Agony and Doyle also have some Australian dates booked as well:

05/20 Sydney, AUS – Crowbar
05/22 Brisbane, AUS – Crowbar
05/23 Melbourne, AUS – Northcote Social Club

Life Of Agony & Static-X Announce Co-Headlining European Dates

Life Of Agony and Static-X have announced some co-headlining European shows. Here’s the dates:

08/04 Budapest, HUN – Durer Kert
08/07 Heidelberg, GER – Halle 2
08/11 Amsterdam, NET – Melkweg
08/12 Cologne, GER – Essigfabrik
08/15 Berlin, GER – Astra

Rock/Metal Musicians Pay Tribute To Dimebag Darrell (Pantera) On 15th Anniversary Of His Death

Today (December 8) marks the 15th anniversary of the tragic death of Dimebag Darrell Abbott. The legendary Pantera guitarist passed away after being gunned down during a Damageplan show at the Alrosa Villa club in Columbus, OH in 2004. A number of rock/metal musicians have taken to social media to honor Abbott on this sad day:

Pantera:

Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals:

Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society):

Rob Halford (Judas Priest):

Robb Flynn (Machine Head):

Papa Roach:

Bad Wolves:

Slash (Guns N’ Roses):

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Mina Caputo (Life Of Agony):

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Deftones, Faith No More, System Of A Down, Etc. Set For 2020 Hellfest

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Hellfest Open Air Festival. The event will be held in Clisson, France on June 19-21 and the daily stage lineups can be found below.

June 19:

Mainstage 01: Deftones, Incubus, Opeth, Leprous, Ego Kill Talent, Soen, and Frog Leap

Mainstage 02: Volbeat, The Offspring, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, The Inspector Cluzo, Ghostemane, Danko Jones, The Wildhearts, and Laura Cox.

Altar Stage: Obituary, Death DTA, At The Gates, Entombed A.D., Grave, Unleashed, Cadaver, Necrowretch, and Tremplin Voice Of Hell.

Temple Stage: Mayhem, Abbath, Rotting Christ, Primordial, The Great Old Ones, Seth, Mephorash, Numen, and Tremplin Voice Of Hell.

Valley Stage: Electric Wizard, Baroness, OM, Witchcraft, Black Mountain, Elder, ASG, Greenleaf, and Ecstatic Vision.

Warzone Stage: Body Count, Suicidal Tendencies, Powerflo, Youth Of Today, Dog Eat Dog, Slapshot, Jesus Piece, Higher Power, and In Other Climes.

June 20:

Mainstage 01: Faith No More, Infectious Grooves, Alter Bridge, Heaven Shall Burn, Thy Art Is Murder, Crystal Lake, and Fire From The Gods.

Mainstage 02: Deep Purple, Airbourne, Steel Panther, Alestorm, The Darkness, Last In Line, L7, The Dead Daises, and Galactic Empire.

Altar Stage: Sepultura, Sacred Reich, Flotsam And Jetsam, Exciter, Loudblast, Xentrix, Rectal Smegma, Brutal Sphincter, and Karras.

Temple Stage: Wardruna, The Hu, Ensiferum, Taake, Kamppfar, Einjerjer, Helheim, Aktarium, and Artus.

Valley Stage: Envy, Mono & The Jo Quail Quartet, John Garcia & The Band Of Gold, High On Fire, Pelican, Me And That Man, The Picturebooks, Duel, and Point Mort.

Warzone Stage: Social Distortion, The Toy Dolls, Agnostic Front, Reverent Horton Heat, Anti-Flag, Frustration, Guerilla Poubelle, Lion’s Law, and Grade 2.

June 21:

Mainstage 01: System Of A Down, Korn, Maximum The Hormone, BABYMETAL, Jinjer, Lacuna Coil, Kontrust, and Deadly Apples.

Mainstage 02: Judas Priest, Running Wild, Down, Michael Schenker, Doro, Delain, Sortilege, Battle Beast, and Tempt.

Altar Stage: Devin Townsend, Meshuggah, The Black Dahlia Murder, Periphery, Dying Fetus, Misery Index, Ingested, Dyscarnate, and Exocrine.

Temple Stage: Watain, Alcest, Belzebubs, Borknagar, Gaahls Wyrd, Regarde Les Hommes Tomber, Numenorean, Penitence Onirique, and Deliverance.

Valley Stage: Killing Joke, Perturbator, Life Of Agony, 3TEETH, Hangman’s Chair, Twin Temple, Inter Arma, Lysistrata, and Abrahma.

Warzone Stage: Walls Of Jericho, August Burns Red, While She Sleeps, Lionheart, Rotting Out, Landmarks, Moscow Death Brigade, and Wolfpack.