Watch Vio-lence, Vision Of Disorder, Nonpoint, Etc. Members Cover Don Henley‘s “The Boys Of Summer“

Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head), Tim Williams (Vision Of Disorder, Bloodsimple), Robb Rivera (Nonpoint), Piggy D (Rob Zombie, The Haxans), and Marta Demmel (Bleeding Through) have joined forces for a cover of Don Henley‘s “The Boys Of Summer.“ You can check that out below. Phil Demmel commented:

“Been wanting to do a cover with Robb Rivera, Tim Williams and Piggy D for awhile, but as the the Vio-lence recording was progressing and other (paying) opportunities were becoming priority to my recording practice, I was phasing out the collab-a-jams as the music industry is starting to crawl back. Then @pauliezofficial approached me about contributing another song for the @davidzfoundation fundraiser this year it presented this opportunity to jam with my buds. My wife Marta added some awesome keys and our youngest son, Magnus makes his video premiere. Please check out the foundation and it’s cause and thanks to all who helped create this jam.”

Rock/Metal Musicians Pay Tribute To The Late Joey Jordison (Ex-Slipknot)

As previously reported, Joey Jordison (ex-Slipknot) has sadly passed away at the age of 46. A number of musicians have since taken to social media to pay tribute to the legendary drummer. You can see some of their posts below:

Slipknot:

Metallica:

Wednesday 13 (Murderdolls):

Kyle Konkiel (Vimic, Bad Wolves)

Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed):

Zach Myers (Shinedown):

Papa Roach:

Matt Heafy (Trivium):

Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides):

Michael Amott (Arch Enemy):

Mark Hunter (Chimaira):

The Agonist:

Sinsaenum:

Rob Zombie:

John 5 (Rob Zombie, etc.):

Robb Flynn (Machine Head):

Scott Ian (Anthrax):

Serj Tankian (System Of A Down):

Daron Malakian (System Of A Down):

Gary Holt (Exodus):

Mushroomhead:

Pantera:

Brian Fair (Shadows Fall):

Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction):

Otep:

Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer):

Ben Thatcher (Royal Blood):

Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater):

Richard Shaw (Cradle Of Filth):

Al Jourgensen (Ministry):

Watch The Boneless Ones Perform Exodus’ “A Lesson In Violence” With Gary Holt, Rick Hunolt, Etc.

The Boneless Ones, who currently feature Craig Locicero (ex-Forbidden) and Chris Kontos (ex-Machine Head) amongst their lineup, were joined onstage by Gary Holt (Exodus), Katon W. De Pena (Hirax), and Rick Hunolt (ex-Exodus) during their July 17 set at Holy Diver in Sacramento, CA. You can see footage of the group performing Exodus’ “A Lesson In Violence” below. The aforementioned concert served as benefit for Tom Hunting (Exodus), who recently underwent a total gastrectomy amid his battle with cancer.

[via Blabbermouth]

Metal Allegiance Announce Patchogue, NY Show

Metal Allegiance will be performing at Stereo Garden in Patchogue, NY on September 25. The event will feature core members Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, etc.), Mark Menghi, and Alex Skolnick (Testament) as well as Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head), Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), and John Bush (Armored Saint, ex-Anthrax).

Several of the participating artists commented:

Bush:

“Always a blast to get on the stage with my Metal Allegiance homies. Never played on the Island with ’em! This is a first for me… I’m looking forward to getting on any stage at this point. We’ll be tearing through some Metal Allegiance originals, classic metal songs along with some Anthrax tunes from the records I made with them… It is Anthrax’s 40th anniversary after all… Come on out, metalheads!”

Menghi:

“Metal Allegiance is back! Can’t wait to hit the stage again and shed some of these COVID pounds! Haha. It’s been way too long since we hit it and this show is a special one as it’s on Metal Allegiance’s home turf of Long Island. New York audiences have some catching up to do with our West Coast friends. Let’s show them how it’s done!”

Portnoy:

“After an unexpected year and half vacation, I am sooooooo excited to finally be playing live again! And what better way to break my post-COVID cherry than with my metal brothers in Metal Allegiance! And what better place than my old home sweet home, Strong Island… I can’t wait!”

Skolnick:

“We are all looking forward to hitting the stage once again as Metal Allegiance, this time in Long Island, our symbolic hometown, sight of many meetings (and tacos) and location of our first recording. After the year or so we’ve all had, this first (and only) Metal Allegiance gig of 2021 will have an extra special energy. Don’t miss it!”

Rob Rush (94.3 The Shark) will serve as a guest MC at the concert, which is set to be filmed for a future streaming event and live release. Killcode, Magus Beast and To The Pain will open.

Once Human Premiere Music Video For New Song “Deadlock” Featuring Machine Head’s Robb Flynn

Once Human, the band featuring former Machine Head guitarist Logan Mader, have premiered a new video for their new song “Deadlock.” This track features Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn and it will appear on the band’s new album “Scar Weaver,” which is set to be released on February 11, 2022. Once Human frontwoman Lauren Hart said the following about collaborating with Flynn:

“It was absolutely amazing, are you kidding? didn’t believe it was happening until he sent something back and I heard his voice on our song. I was like, ‘Holy crap! This is real!’ He came back with a new chorus and it was so much better than mine, so my chorus was gone! [Laughs] But then performing with him in the video, that was insane. The energy he brings on stage, he brings in person too. It was a great experience and his energy is so powerful. The video came out amazing!”

Watch Cattle Decapitation, The Black Dahlia Murder, Etc. Members Cover Slayer’s Chemical Warfare”

Travis Ryan (Cattle Decapitation), Logan Mader (Once Human, ex-Machine Head), Brandon Ellis (The Black Dahlia Murder), Diego Soria (Broken Hope), and Frank Godla (Meek Is Murder) recently performed a quarantine cover of Slayer’s “Chemical Warfare” for Metal Injection‘s final “Slay At Home” event. You can see footage of that below:

Machine Head Release New Three-Track Single “Arrows In Words From The Sky”

Machine Head have officially released their new three-track single “Arrows In Words From The Sky.” That effort features the following songs: “Become The Firestorm,” “Rotten,” and “Arrows In Words From The Sky.” You can stream all of those below. Robb Flynn commented:

“The lyrics to these songs took to me places inside I didn’t want to go, from the bile and negativity on ‘Rotten’ to nothing-will-beat-me-down fury of ‘Become The Firestorm’, to the title track ‘Arrows…’ being one of the saddest songs I’ve ever written, yet somehow has the power to lift me up out of what was a very dark time in my life. My hope is that by sharing these dark experiences with the Head Cases of the world, it can save someone else out of that same dark place. These three songs represent Machine Head better than anything I could ever try to explain. The way these songs grew and took shape over time tells us our future is more exciting than even we would like to admit. Being able to corral all the chaos, pain, confusion, and, yes, hope into music has never made me feel more alive. These songs will hopefully do the same for you. After all, that’s who they were written for.”

Machine Head Share Another Behind The Scenes Look At “Arrows In Words From The Sky” Single

Machine Head have shared another behind the scenes look at their new three-track single “Arrows In Words From The Sky.” That effort will be released on June 11 and it will feature the following songs: “Become The Firestorm,” “Rotten To The Core.” and “Arrows In Words From The Sky.”

Machine Head To Release New Three-Track Single “Arrows In Words From The Sky” In June

Machine Head will be releasing a new three-track single titled “Arrows In Words From The Sky” on June 11. With this news, the band have also shared another behind the scenes look at their upcoming song “Become The Firestorm.“ You can check that out below. If you missed it, the first behind the scenes clip can be found HERE.

Machine Head Share Behind The Scenes Look At Their Upcoming Single “Become The Firestorm”

Machine Head have shared a behind the scenes look at their upcoming single “Become The Firestorm.” The band commented:

“Robb [Flynn], Jared [MacEachern] and Navene Koperweiss (Entheos, Whitechapel, Animals As Leaders) joined producer Zack Ohren inside Sharkbite Studios back in January to begin drum tracking on various new songs. Take a quick peek inside the making of some new Machine Head tracks and Navene’s incredible drumming.”