Hyro The Hero has premiered a new song titled “Retaliation Generation.” This track features Spencer Charnas (Ice Nine Kills) and a lyric video for it can be found below:
“‘Retaliation Generation’ is a great song that represents the style of music I have come to be known for. Having Spencer sing the hook and Matt Good on production blasted this track into ‘anthem’ territory. I think this song captures the emotion of what this generation feels in this crazy time we are living in. It’s full on attack mode right from the beginning it’s such a great feeling when an artist like Spencer helps take a song like this to the next level. I want anybody who listens to this song to be a voice. Stand up for what you believe in.”
“All I kept hearing from my people is how sick Hyro the Hero is, so I checked him out at The Viper Room, and it reminded me of the first time I saw Rage Against the Machine. It was just off-the-chain, unbridled energy and I knew I wanted to be a part of it, and was lucky enough to be asked.”
“I think with everything going on in the last several years, our generation is holding people accountable. It’s a movement in terms of a ‘You ain’t getting away with this shit anymore.’ It’s a battle cry. I think it’s got such a cool overall message of not letting trials and tribulations of the world get you down. I think people can be their own worst enemy, and this is a song of empowerment. You can fight for what you believe in. It’s up to you to put up or shut up.”
In other news, Hyro will also be hosting a Twitch livestream with Charnas, AJ Channer (Fire From the Gods), and Ben Bruce (Asking Alexandria) on January 22 at 1pm PST/4pm EST. As previously reported, he will also be playing a virtual show with Fire From The Gods and Ill Niño on January 30.
The Michael Schenker Group have premiered a lyric video for their new song “Sail The Darkness.” This track is from the band’s new album “Immortal,” which will be released on January 29. Vocalist Ronnie Romero commented:
“Since I listened the demo, I got the feeling that this would become in a great song, because it sounds like the great old hard rock songs and the riff is just Michael Schenker at his best. And to me, it’s even more special because I had the chance to write the lyrics. I’m pretty sure the fans gonna love this one.”
Fleshgod Apocalypse have released a cover of Eiffel 65’s “Blue (Da Ba Dee).” A lyric video for the track, which has been retitled “Blue (Turns To Red),” can be found below. Frontman Francesco Paoli commented:
“After the amazing response over our latest single “No,” we wanted to release something that could make the end of this shitty 2020 a bit funnier for everyone. That’s why we took a popular dance track from the 90s and made it the heaviest, angriest, bloodiest party song ever. We’re ready to blast your ears again in 2021, stay tuned!”
A lyric video has been released for Chris Cornell’s cover of John Lennon’s “Watching The Wheels.” That track is from the Soundgarden frontman’s posthumous covers album “No One Sings Like You Anymore,” which was digitally released earlier this month. Physical copies are expected to be released on March 19, 2021.
Five Finger Death Punch have premiered a lyric video for “The Five Finger Dim Mak Steve Aoki Remix” of their cover of Bad Company’s “Bad Company.“ This track is from the band’s greatest hits compilation, “A Decade Of Destruction, Volume 2,“ which was released earlier this year.
Seether have premiered a lyric video for their song “Wasteland.” This track is from the band’s latest album “Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum.”
The late Chester Bennington’s pre-Linkin Park band Grey Daze have announced a new acoustic EP titled “Amends… Stripped.” The effort will be released on January 29 and it will feature stripped versions of “Shouting Out,” “Sometimes,” “Soul Song,” “What’s In The Eye,” and “The Syndrome.” A lyric video for the first single “Shouting Out” can be found below. Drummer Sean Dowdell said the following about that:
“One of the more interesting things about working with such a great singer like Chester, is the more you take away from his surroundings, the more you get to appreciate and hear all of the subtle nuances of his voice. He was a very special vocalist with an amazing writing ability, and it was very meaningful for us to use these different vocal performances on the acoustic version of ‘Shouting Out‘.”
Asphyx have premiered a new song titled “Knights Templar Stand.” This track is from the band’s new album “Necroceros,” which will be released on January 22. Martin Van Drunen commented:
“It’s a mainly very heavy uptempo track about the Knights Templar battling bravely in the Levant. Outnumbered by many, standing their ground until the very end. A typical Asphyx song in our well-known neck-breaking metal style and fashion.”
Alice Cooper has premiered a new song titled “Our Love Will Change The World.” This track is from his new album “Detroit Stories,” which will be released on February 26. Cooper said the following about the song:
“I think ‘Our Love Will Change The World’ is one of the oddest songs I’ve ever done, and it was one that came to us by somebody else, another Detroit writer. And it was so strange, because it was happy and what it was saying was anything but happy — it was simply a great juxtaposition. And I got it immediately and said, ‘Okay, this is going to be great.’ The music saying one thing and the lyrics saying something else, I love that song. It is totally different from anything else on the album.”
Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) has premiered a lyric video for his song “Everybody Dies On My Birthday.” You can check that out below and purchase a new shirt HERE. The track appears on Taylor’s debut solo album “CMFT.”
In other news, Taylor has also joined forces with Menotti’s Coffee to create his own limited edition coffee called “CMFT Private Blend.” You can purchase that HERE. Here’s a description of the beverage:
“Flavor Notes: Dark Chocolate, Full Body, Developed Sweetness
Friends that love a deeper roast flavor, with just a hint of excitement peeking around the corner ready to ride a Rainbow in the Dark.
We wanted to create something with Corey Taylor that gave you that same comfortable and cozy feeling you get from a really good cup of diner coffee after you’ve been riding on HWY 666.
Full bodied coffee so it is perfect for those of us who like their coffee “strong” or for those who love a little cream & sugar.
Origin: Brazil & Ethiopia
Variety: Bourbon / Heirloom
Elevation: 1100 – 1700 masl