P.O.D. have announced a new streaming series, which they are calling “Satellite Over Southtown.” The virtual shows will take place at Petco Park in San Diego, CA and they will include a full album performance of “Satellite” on May 13, a full album performance of “The Fundamental Elements Of Southtown” on May 27, and a “B-Sides Rarities And Hits” set on June 10. Tickets can be found HERE.
Sonny Sandoval commented:
“As we navigate through the new norm of live performances, it’s a great feeling knowing we can still somehow connect with our fans and friends who have supported us all of these years. The idea of fans around the world online together watching us is pretty amazing!”
Traa Daniels added:
“As we get to share almost 30 years of music with our friends and family who have made this all possible, we are looking forward to sharing this moment with you all. One love!”
The group will also be hosting a pre-event Q&A session on April 13 live from their rehearsal space. The session will be moderated by John Rubeli, the Atlantic Records A&R rep who signed P.O.D. in 1998.
Staind will be releasing a new live album titled “Live: It’s Been Awhile” on May 7. The effort was recorded during an October 2019 show at Foxwoods in Mashantucket, CT. Footage of the set will also stream on May 1 as part of the band’s two-part virtual concert series “The Return Of Staind.” The second part of the series will feature a livestream concert in which the band will be performing “Break The Cycle“ in full at Mill 1 at Open Square in Holyoke, MA on May 8. Tickets can be found HERE.
Aaron Lewis said the following about the “Live: It’s Been Awhile” set:
“These were the first grouping of shows we played together in 2019, when we were gearing up for what was to be a very busy 2020…that never happened. I’m glad we captured that energy here and can share it with those who couldn’t be at Foxwoods.”
He also added the following about the “Break The Cycle” livestream:
“Our first show together in 1995 was at a now defunct bar called the Waterfront in Holyoke. We played mostly covers, because that’s what you had to do back then. Turns out The Waterfront is two miles from where we did this. Here we are, two miles down the road, 26 years later, celebrating the anniversary of the album that helped us break though 20 years ago and altered our lives forever.”
The cover art and track listing for the live album can be found below, along with a live version of “It’s Been Awhile” and a trailer for the streaming series:
“Live: It’s Been Awhile” Track Listing:
01. “Eyes Wide Open” (live)
02. “Paper Jesus” (live)
03. “Not Again” (live)
04. “Fade” (live)
05. “For You” (live)
06. “Something” (live)
07. “Intro” (live)
08. “Crawl” (live)
09. “Right Here” (live)
10. “Outside” (live)
11. “Paper Wings” (live)
12. “So Far Away” (live)
13. “Raw” (live)
14. “It’s Been Awhile” (live)
15. “Mudshovel” (live)
Sevendust have announced two new livestream concerts. The first one will take place on April 10 and it will feature a full performance of “Seasons.” The second one will take place on April 11 and it will feature a full performance of “Home.” Tickets can be found HERE.
Obituary have announced two new livestream concerts. The first one will be held on March 27 and it will feature a set consisting of the band’s favorite songs. The second one will be held on April 3 and it will feature a full album performance of “The End Complete.” Tickets can be found HERE.
The group commented:
“The CDC has determined that wearing two masks is proven even more effective at helping slow the spread of Covid-19 and though the vaccines are beginning to work around the world to end the pandemic, there is a new virus lurking in the swamps of Florida and we are not out of the woods yet. With that said, we suggest that you triple mask for these next live-streams because one thing’s clear, this is no ordinary virus. This is the *Metal-21-Virus and there is no vaccine developed to save you from it so… wear your mask & Keep Ur Distance because… Metal Is Contagious!
For the past 7 weeks we have locked ourselves inside the studio to prepare for these next studio livestream sessions. Re-learning the now 29 year old “The End Complete” album and rehearsing many of the bands favorites. We are proud to announce that we are ready to bring our fans the goods and have picked a killer selection of classic songs, rare tracks and The End Complete Album performed in its entirety. We have been busting our asses preparing and now WE are ready.”
Danko Jones has booked two virtual 25th anniversary shows at Bridgeworks in Hamilton, Ontario. The first one will stream live on March 12 at 8PM EST/5PM PST for North American fans, while the second one will stream live on March 13 at 8PM CET for European fans. North American tickets are available HERE and European tickets are available HERE. Jones commented:
“2021 is the 25th anniversary of our band. 25 years of non-stop performing, touring and recording. To celebrate our silver jubilee, we are holding our first ever livestreams and we may even be premiering some new material… This has been the longest break in the history of our band so without a doubt, these livestreams will be like letting wild animals out of cages. Are you ready? We’re goddamn ready.”
Between The Buried And Me will be performing “Automata I” and “Automata II” in full during some virtual concerts next month. The shows will stream live on March 19-20 via Twitch.
The band commented:
“As we head into the void of another year, we’ve decided to host another weekend streaming event, this time playing Automata I+II in their entirety. These will be live, full-band performances in the basement of Blake’s parent’s house. Two of these songs we have never played live together, so who knows what’s going to happen! There will be two performances followed by Q&A chats for subscribers and then a deep dive into the studio session where we can answer anything you want to know about the record. The streams will be free for everyone over on our Twitch channel and we will announce more details about the entire event in the coming weeks. Don’t worry, whenever it’s safe to tour again, the 20 year/Great Misdirect tour will be the first thing we do.
Automata I&II Live: Friday, March 19 @ 8pm EST
Automata I&II Live: Saturday, March 20 @ 3pm EST
Automata I&II In-Depth Discussion: Saturday, March 20 @ 8pm EST”
Leprous have announced a couple of streaming concerts at the Notodden Teater in Notodden, Norway. The first one will take place on February 20 and it will feature a full performance of “Malina.“ The second one will take place on February 21 and it will feature a full performance of “Pitfalls“. Tickets are available at munin.live.
The band commented:
“We are not a band made to sit still, so we look very much forward for this weekend playing hybrid concerts on stage with both ‘Malina‘ and ‘Pitfalls‘ in its entirety. Everything will be streamed in high quality real time from the same stage as the combined stream we did with Ihsahn in December, at the Notodden Theater. Two songs from ‘Pitfalls‘ have never ever been played live, and one from ‘Malina‘ has more or less never been played live either, so it’s a nice way to step up our game!”
In other news, the group have also shared a behind the scenes look at the sessions for their song “Castaway Angels.“ They said the following about that:
“2020 was a different year for everyone. After a strict lock down during the spring, we were finally allowed to work together face to face. However, the border into Sweden was still off limits for us. This meant that we had to find a studio in Norway, as opposed to recording with our good friend and producer David Castillo at Gröndahl in Stockholm.
Being forced to think in new directions can be an unpleasant and challenging experience, but it can also open new opportunities and relationships. In our case, luckily, it was the latter. We got in contact with the guys from the magical ‘Ocean Sound Recordings’ at Giske, just outside the city of Ålesund. This was the start of a beautiful relationship that has added a new dimension to Leprous’ sound.
Our first session at Ocean Sound resulted in the making and documentation of ‘Castaway Angels‘, released December 4th. This video documents the making of CA and it’ll give you a ‘behind the scenes’ look at how we worked together, as well as our individual reflections on how this session took part in shaping us as a band.
Without this project, it’s likely that the idea of the ‘Let’s write a song together’-concept never would’ve been born. Thank you so much for your continued support of our work as musicians and artists!”
[via The PRP]
Falling In Reverse have premiered a music video for a new “revamped” version of “I’m Not A Vampire.” You can check that out below. The original version of the song is from the band’s 2011 album “The Drug In Me Is You.”
Ronnie Radke commented:
“‘I’m Not a Vampire (Revamped)’ was over 10 years in the making. I wrote the original song, while sitting inside a maximum security prison, about drug addiction. I always believed songs such as this one had more to offer than its original form, so I wanted to give fans a new perspective and redefine who I am when it comes to expressing myself and being creative.”
In other news, Falling In Reverse have also announced a two-part virtual event called “Live From The Unknown.” The livestreams will both feature unique sets and tickets for them can be found at firmerch.com. Here’s the dates:
April 16: Part 1 – 6 p.m. PST/9 p.m. EST
April 30: Part 2 – 6 p.m. PST/9 p.m. EST
Radke said the following about the upcoming shows:
“‘Live From The Unknown’ is a two-part event I have created that has never been done. It’s two shows on separate nights with added elements that you just have to see to understand. Me trying to explain it now would ruin the live experience and also wouldn’t do it justice. Make sure you grab your tickets cause it probably will never happen like this again!”
Steel Panther have announced two more virtual concerts. The first one, which is called “Gobblefest – Gobbling Isn’t Just For The Holidays Livestream,” will take place on December 5 and it will feature Bobby Blotzer (ex-Ratt) and other special guests. The group will also be debuting a reimagined version of “Fuck Everybody” titled “Fuck 2020.” The second one, which is called “Almost Live – Formal As Fuck New Year’s Eve Special,” will take place on December 31 and it will feature Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) and Chris Jericho (Fozzy). The group will also be replacing “Auld Lang Syne” with the aforementioned “Fuck 2020.” Tickets can be found HERE.
Avatar have announced a livestream concert series, which they are calling “Avatar Ages – An Impossible Concert Experience.” The series will feature four special shows focusing on different albums from the band’s catalog.
Here’s the dates:
01/09 – Age of Dreams (“Hunter Gatherer” from start to finish plus Avatar‘s biggest songs)
01/16 – Age of Illusions (“Feathers & Flesh” and “Avatar Country” fan voted set list)
01/23 – Age of Madness (“Black Waltz” and “Hail The Apocalypse fan voted set list)
01/30 – Age of Memories (“Thoughts Of No Tomorrow“, “Schlacht” and “Avatar” fan voted set list)
Frontman Johannes Eckerström commented:
“Nothing can top the feeling of standing eye to eye with the roaring beast that is a metal crowd, hungry for blood. Instead, what we are setting out to do is a series of shows we could never do on a normal stage. You will see Avatar as you’ve never seen us before. More music, more madness. We enter this with a game plan like no other, but ultimately the power is yours. This is something we’ll create together. We have missed you.”
Fans can purchase tickets HERE.