Arch Enemy, Ex-Slayer, Etc. Members To Join Metal Allegiance At Anaheim, CA Show

Metal Allegiance have added more special guests to their January 16 show at the House Of Blues in Anaheim, CA. Here’s the full list of participants: Dave Lombardo (Suicidal Tendencies, ex-Slayer, etc.), Dave Davidson (Revocation, etc.), Jeff Loomis (Arch Enemy, etc.), Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy), Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein (Misfits), Chuck Billy (Testament), Bobby Blitz (Overkill), John Bush (Armored Saint), Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head), Jack Gibson (Exodus), Gary Holt (Exodus, Slayer), Andreas Kisser (Sepultura), Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), Troy Sanders (Mastodon, etc.), and Alex Skolnick (Testament). WWE wrestler Erick Rowan will serve as the MC at the event and Exmortus, Weapons Of Anew, and Trauma will open.

Metallica, Disturbed, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Deftones, Etc. Set For 2020 Welcome To Rockville Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Welcome To Rockville festival. The event will take place at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL on May 8-10 and the daily lineups can be found below:

May 8: Metallica, Deftones, Social Distortion, Dropkick Murphys, Rancid, Royal Blood, Ghostemane, Motionless In White, Knocked Loose, Bones UK, City Morgue, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Brutus, Killstation, Brass Against, Ego Kill Talent, and Zero 9:36.

May 9: Disturbed, The Offspring, Staind, Lamb Of God, Alter Bridge, The Pretty Reckless, Hollywood Undead, HELLYEAH, Bad Wolves, The Darkness, Power Trip, Jinjer, New Years Day, 3TEETH, BRKN LOVE, Toothgrinder, and Joyous Wolf.

May 10: Metallica, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Godsmack, Mastodon, Gojira, Anthrax, Code Orange, Dance Gavin Dance, Sleeping With Sirens, Of Mice & Men, Sick Of It All, Agnostic Front, Fire From The Gods, Counterfeit, Airbourne, Goodbye June, Stitched Up Heart, and Hero The Band.

Brann Dailor: “We’re About To Really Dig In On Some New Mastodon Material”

It looks like Mastodon are getting ready to work on some new material. Brann Dailor confirmed the news on Instagram:

“Had a beautiful walk through the woods around Asheville with my Dad and stepmom. Perfect visit for some inspiration as we’re about to really dig in on some new @mastodonrocks material. Feeling the doom.”

Here’s What Various Rock/Metal Musicians Wore For Halloween This Year

Halloween is officially over and a number of rock/metal artists have taken to social media to share pictures of the costumes they wore this year. You can check out a bunch of those below (courtesy of The PRP):

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett & Robert Trujillo:

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Happy Halloween

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Alice In Chains & Jerry Cantrell:

A Day To Remember:

Adam Jones (Tool):

Heidi Shepherd (Butcher Babies):

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If you're 555

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Carla Harvey (Butcher Babies) & Charlie Benante (Anthrax):

Atreyu:

Incubus:

Brent Hinds (Mastodon):

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine, etc.):

Baroness:

Nergal (Behemoth):

Chelsea Grin:

Chris Jericho (Fozzy);

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Any questions….? #ChrisSPumpkins

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The Acacia Strain & Vincent Bennett:

Chris Fronzak (Attila):

The Word Alive:

Korn’s Head & Fieldy:

John 5 (Rob Zombie, etc.):

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Happy Halloween to everyone @scott_blake3

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Pete Loeffler (Chevelle):

Beartooth:

Alan Ashby (Of Mice & Men):

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🎃 Happy Halloween! 🎃

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The Ghost Inside’s Andrew Tkaczyk & Zach Johnson:

Jason Richardson (All That Remains):

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🎃 👻 ⭐️ 🧱 🐢 🏎 @alyssamarielom @nintendo

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Battlecross:

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Joliet! We’re ready to get spooky tonight!

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Ice-T (Body Count):

P.O.D.:

Freddy Cricien (Madball):

Stick To Your Guns:

Jeff Friedl (A Perfect Circle, etc.):

Metal Allegiance:

Sleeping With Sirens:

Pierce The Veil’s Vic Fuentes & Jaime Preciado:

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AHOY bitches! ⚓️🍦

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Redrum!!!!!

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Shavo Odadjian (System Of A Down):

Sara Taylor (Youth Code, Heavens Blade):

Skyler Acord (Issues):

Blink-182:

The Wonder Years:

Halsey (not rock/metal but still cool):

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resident goths. @marilynmanson

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Conjurer & Palm Reader Announce New Split Covers Release

Conjurer and Palm Reader have announced that they will be releasing a split covers EP on December 13. Here’s the track listing:

01. Conjurer – “Blood And Thunder” (Mastodon cover)
02. Conjurer – “Vermilion” (Slipknot cover)
03. Palm Reader – “Tire Me” (Rage Against The Machine cover)
04. Palm Reader – “Circles” (Thrice cover)

Brann Dailor Says Mastodon Have “Too Much Material” For Their New Album

During an interview with BallZach of Razor 94.7 104.7, Mastodon’s Brann Dailor talked a bit about the band’s new album plans. According to him, the group actually have “too much material” for the effort.

Dailor said the following:

“We have a song that we wrote, and we recorded it. We have done so much touring — for ‘Emperor [Of Sand]’, and then we did this ‘Crack The Skye‘ [anniversary] tour with Coheed that we just got off of, and then we just had, like, a week and a half or two weeks in between, and then these two festivals — but this is it.

We have one festival in October, but we have a couple months [off now], and we’re kind of chomping at the bit to get in there and put together some of the ideas that have been swirling around. There’s lots of riffs; there’s lots of material. There’s too much material, so we need to get in there and start chipping away at that giant hunk of granite and hopefully produce a beautiful sculpture for all to see.”

The band were previously planning to release a new song with Neurosis‘ Scott Kelly earlier this year, but things didn’t end up working out.

[via Blabbermouth]

Metal Allegiance To Cover Black Sabbath’s Self-Titled Album During Halloween Show In Chicago

Metal Allegiance have announced that they will be performing Black Sabbath’s 1970 self-titled debut album in full during a special Halloween (October 31) show at the Bottom Lounge in Chicago, IL. However, it’s worth noting that David Ellefson (Megadeth) and Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, etc.) do not appear to be taking part in this concert. The other core members, Mark Menghi and Alex Skolnick (Testament), will perform with Bobby Blitz (Overkill) and Brann Dailor (Mastodon). Crobot, Weapons Of Anew, and Metalfier will open.