Lamb Of God, Mastodon, Animals As Leaders, Etc. To Be Featured On “Bill & Ted Face The Music” Soundtrack

The track listing has been revealed for the soundtrack to the latest installment in the “Bill & Ted” series, “Bill & Ted Face The Music.” The effort will be released alongside the movie on August 28 and it will feature Lamb Of God, Mastodon, Animals As Leaders, and more.

Track Listing:

01. Big Black Delta – “Lost In Time”
02. Alec Wigdahl – “Big Red Balloon”
03. Weezer – “Beginning Of The End” (Wyld Stallyns Edit)
04. Cold War Kids – “Story Of Our Lives”
05. Mastodon – “Rufus Lives”
06. Big Black Delta – “Circuits Of Time”
07. POORSTACY – “Darkest Night”
08. Lamb Of God – “The Death Of Us”
09. FIDLAR – “Breaker”
10. Culture Wars – “Leave Me Alone”
11. Blame My Youth – “Right Where You Belong”
12. Wyld Stallions – “Face The Music” (feat. Animals As Leaders and Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah)
13. Wyld Stallions – “That Which Binds Us Through Time: The Chemical, Physical And Biological Nature of Love; an Exploration of The Meaning of Meaning, Part 1”

The first single, Weezer’s “Beginning Of The End” (Wyld Stallyns Edit), can be found below:

West End Motel (Mastodon) Working On New Music

Mastodon’s Brent Hinds has been working on new music for his West End Motel project. He said the following about that:

“…We got some real bangers almost ready to mix and a mountain of music releases in progress -working in the studio most weeks now. Should be exciting end of 2020 and 2021”

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Hey everyone. Please read the whole post… From West End Motel team -We pulled our merchandise push for the last 4 months because it seemed pretty tone deaf to be pushing music product while people were fighting and dying in the street, people suffering of a horrible disease, people suffering financial and socially, and incredible growing polarity between sides of humanity growing when we all know most of us sitting down in person together over a beer or coffee brings the true connection that matters among differing opinions. -and what better than music to bridge that. So with our West End Motel "2020 Choose Awesome" shirt -which now has a totally different meaning based on where we are -we'd like to reoffer them and other vinyl, CDs and a bunch of free stuff like double skull and raven stickers with your purchase… and we will donate a portion of the proceeds to a Covid survivor charity. We have everysize in stock (Women sizes too)-no waiting ready to ship -& we preshipped a few extra shirts to Europe 2 months ago to Gethin to store in UK to be able to get shirts out fast for Europe orders. MODEL: Sexy Ass Brent doing his Blue Steel in the Choose Awesome 2020 Shirt. We also have original poster art available too -some of that will go to help @mcstevenish finally get a honeymoon once the pandemic is over Email: Westendmotelband@gmail.com for a full list of WEM related stuff & we will get it out to ya fast! And lastly we got some real bangers almost ready to mix and a mountain of music releases in progress -working in the studio most weeks now. Should be exciting end of 2020 and 2021 -stay tuned, stay positive, and give everyone a little grace during these stressful times. Pretty sure Lemmy & Strummer both said something like "kindness to others doesnt cost you anything" "Life can either suck or be awesome -i choose awesome" -the great @bubbersparties 'future President of the USA @gethiwethi @raisamrn @dicknickel @tom.w.tapley @mrbankercustom @orangeamplifiers @_pacella_ @fiend.without.a.face @richeybeckett @dogboy701 @raybird_ @cocoalexander @runeramone @ginagleasongtr @jessmargera @dustindznuts @markwijering @the_real_dr_worm @marcuskingband

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Brann Dailor Says Mastodon’s New Album Will Focus On The Loss Of Manager Nick John

During a recent interview with Revolver, Brann Dailor talked a bit about the subject matter on the new Mastodon album. The drummer/vocalist said the effort will focus on the loss of the band’s manager Nick John, who sadly passed away in 2018 following a battle with cancer.

Dailor said the following:

“As far as the subject matter is concerned, it’s gonna be about Nick John after everything’s said and done. Of course, it’s going to be a fantastical representation to mask the true emotion of the situation, but it’s probably going to be Nick John-centric because that was our guy and we lost him and he deserves nothing less than an album’s worth of material that’s centered around his passing.

That was a huge blow to us. We lost one of our favorite human beings, and it just came out of nowhere. It really sucks. So that’s what we’re thinking about — plus all this shit that’s happening now. It’s the craziest time that we’ve experienced as human beings, so how are you not gonna reflect that in what you’re creating artistically? It would be impossible to sidestep it. It’s going to be about going insane in your fucking house.”

He also had the following to say when asked how much material the band have:

“We have too much material at the moment. We have enough for probably a couple of albums, so that’s good. But also we need to focus now. We’re at the point where we’re ready to go in and do it for real, I think. We just started jamming the new stuff as if we were gonna go in and do it, so that’s where we’re at.”

He added:

“We’ll narrow it down. We’ll probably do 45 to 50 minutes of new stuff and pick the cream of the crop, the stuff we’re all gravitating towards. There’s gonna be some hard decisions because I think we’re liking more than what we need for an album. And we don’t wanna do a double album. It doesn’t make sense to do that, currently. I don’t know why, but I feel like those types of records can get kinda chubby. We want a svelte Mastodon album. [Laughs]”

Prior to the new record, Mastodon will be releasing a new rarities collection titled “Medium Rarities“ on September 11. You can find more details on that HERE.

Pantera, Trivium, Mastodon, Etc. Members Contribute To “99 Bottles” Benefit Single

Scour‘s Derek Engemann and John Jarvis have recruited 99 musicians, including members of Pantera, Trivium, Mastodon, Arch Enemy, Exodus, Testament, Butcher Babies, etc., to contribute to a special “99 Bottles“ benefit single. The song will be released on August 26 and proceeds from it will be donated to Old Dog Haven in an effort to help out senior dogs.

Jarvis commented:

“In conjunction with our friends at Old Dog Haven and The World Famous BOOZEHOUNDZ (Derek & I’s satirical overly drunk punk band) we present the “99 Bottles” out on International Dog Day!!!”

Engemann added:

“This has been an epically fun project involving the entire Metal scene, and even a few Ska bands! This project originally began back in 2013, but was brought back to life once we discovered Old Dog Haven. The “99 Bottles” has truly shown the good side of humanity during these wild times that we are in. I was amazed at all of the people who were eager to sign up for a verse. Winston, Clementine, Tasha, and The Boozehoundz thank everyone involved, and thank you to everyone who takes the time to give this insane track a spin!”

You can donate via GoFundMe and find the full list of guests below:

99. Mike IX Williams – Eyehategod
98. Chris Copp – The Soiled Doves
97. Mark “Barney” Greenway – Napalm Death
96. Obie Flett – Pathology / Inherit Disease
95. Matt McGachy – Cryptopsy
94. John Gallagher – Dying Fetus
93. Alex Cha – Ampallang Infection
92. Fredrick Söderberg – Soreption
91. Yngve “Bolt” Christiansen – Blood Red Throne
90. Nader Sadek
89. Colin Clive – Mustard Plug / The War Between
88. Mike Majewski – Formerly of Devourment / Kill Everything
87. Chris “Whiskey” Wilson – Gornography / Introvert Perversions
86. Sherwood Webber – Skinless
85. John McEntee – Incantation
84. Jeremy Wagner – Broken Hope
83. Heljarmadr – Dark Funeral
82. Steve “Zetro” Souza – Exodus
81. Brian Slagel – Metal Blade Records
80. Tim Goergen – Within the Ruins
80. Taylor Nordberg – Massacre
79. Lenzig Leal – Cephalic Carnage
78. Liam Wilson – Azusa / Ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan
77. Tony Sekthdamon – Emperor / Myrkskog
76. Carla Harvey – Butcher Babies
75. Ally Levine – Beekeeper
74. L.Z. – Voice Actress
73. Jessica Pimentel – Alekhine’s Gun / Star of Orange is the New Black
72. Heidi Shepherd – Butcher Babies
71. Jeremy Kling – Venom Inc.
70. Stu Block – Iced Earth
69. Matt Heafy – Trivium
68. Madison – Cloud Rat
67. Shawn Knight – Child Bite
67. Phil Demmel – Vio-lence / Ex-Machine Head
66. Paul Ryan – Origin
65. John Jarvis – Nest / Scour
64. Carlos de Anda – Gloryhole Guillotine
63. “Necro” Tom Quach – Harkonin
62. Chuck Billy – Testament
61. Jarvis Leatherby – Night Demon
60. Kate Richardson-Anselmo – Housecore Records
59. Mike D’Salvo – Akurion, Ex-Cryptopsy
58. Anthony Trapini – Odious Mortem
57. Alissa White-Gluz – Arch Enemy
56. Matt Harvey – Exhumed
55. Dan Potthast – Mu330
54. Dave Hill – Witch Taint
53. Don Jamieson – That Metal Show
52. Cody Souza – Hatriot
51. Slasher Dave – Acid Witch
50. Mike De Leon – Philip H Anselmo and the Illegals
49. Jason Asberry – Stormruler
48. Ben Marotta – Eukaryst
47. B.C. Brian Craig – Don’t Mind Dying / Slugtrail
46. Torin Ridgeway – Liquid Death
45. The Doc – The Boozehoundz
44. Zach Gibson – Shit Life
44. Joshua Riley – Unmerciful
43. Kyle Thomas – Exhorder
42. Alexandre Leblanc – Neuraxis / Heavy Metal Chaos
41. Gene Meyer – Bandit
40. Shawn the Butcher – Sirius XM
39. Tommy “Death Metal God” Dahlstöm – Aeon
38. Tony Reust – formerly of Unmerciful
37. Tony Foresta – Municipal Waste
36. “Captain” Chris Andrews – Devourment
35. Nick Moreno – Flesh Hoarder
34. Ryan “Loop Man” Vincent M – Legend / Apollo Audio Alternative
33. James Lee – formerly of Origin
32. Ross Dolan – Immolation
31. Andrew Ortega – Oracle
30. Shaun LaCanne – Putrid Pile
29. David White – Heathen
28. Steve Brogden – Nukem
27. Dennis Sanders – Spirit in the Room
26. Derek Engemann – Scour
25. Courtney Cox – The Iron Maidens
24. Toshihiko Takahashi – Palm
23. Kelly Shaefer – Athiest
22. Danko Jones
21. Jeff Becerra – Possessed
21. Paul McGuire – Cerebral Bore
20. Mallika Sundaramurthy – Abnormality
19. Mark Osegueda – Death Angel
18. Brian Kingsland – Nile
17. Alex Carmago – Krisiun
16. Nasty – Crackwhore
15. Robin Mazen – Gruesome / Derketa / Castrator
14. Matt Young – King Parrot
13. Leon Del Muerte – Nails / Murder Construct
12. Mark Kloeppel – Misery Index / Cast the Stone
11. Jason Netherton – Misery Index
10. Brendon Small – Dethklok / Galaktikon
09. Johnny Kelly – Type O Negative
08. Burton C. Bell – Fear Factory
07. Gary Holt – Slayer / Exodus
06. Bill Kelliher – Mastodon
05. Matt Byrne – Hatebreed
04. Derrick Green – Sepultura
03. Andrew Huskey – Cast the Stone
02. Kirk Windstein – Crowbar / Down
01. Philip H Anselmo – Pantera

System Of A Down, KISS, Biffy Clyro, Etc. Set For 2021 Download Festival

The initial lineup has been revealed for the 2021 UK Download Festival. The event will take place at Donington Park on June 4-6 and it will feature System Of A Down, KISS, Biffy Clyro, and more.

Here’s the daily lineups:

June 4:

Main Stage:

Kiss
A Day To Remember
Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes
Black Veil Brides
Theory Of A Deadman
Wayward Sons

Second Stage:

The Distillers
Airbourne
Lacuna Coil
Myles Kennedy & Company
Hatari

Avalanche Stage:

Sleep Token
Tiny Moving Parts
Hot Milk
Gender Roles
Press Club
Wargasm

The Dogtooth Stage:

Electric Wizard
Blues Pills
Bokasa
Tempt
A.A. Williams
Cellar Door Moon Crow
JJ Wilde

June 5:

Main Stage:

Biffy Clyro
Deftones
Gojira
The Pretty Reckless
Those Damn Crows

Second Stage:

Killswitch Engage
Mastodon
Daughtry
Bush
The Wildhearts
Poppy
Stone Broken

Avalanche Stage:

Funeral For A Friend
Creeper
The Faim
Employed To Serve
Holding Absence
Loathe
Puppy
Blackout Problems

The Dogtooth Stage:

Sepultura
Obituary
Dying Fetus
Bleed From Within
Will Haven
Higher Power
Joyous Wolf
Lotus Eater
Dead Label

June 6:

Main Stage:

System Of A Down
Korn
Volbeat
Rise Against
Alestorm
Powerwolf
Wage War

Second Stage:

Steel Panther
The Darkness
Skillet
Baroness
Of Mice & Men
P.O.D.
The Last Internationale
Control The Storm

Avalanche Stage:

Marianas Trench
Jamie Lenman
The Hara
Cemetery Sun
Dead Posey

The Dogtooth Stage:

Myles Kennedy (acoustic set)
Haken
Twin Temple
Spiritbox
Kill The Lights
Modern Error
Phoxjaw
Anchor Lane
Temples On Mars

Mastodon Premiere New Song “Fallen Torches”

Mastodon have premiered a new song titled “Fallen Torches.” This track features Neurosis‘ Scott Kelly and it will appear on the band’s new rarities compilation, “Medium Rarities,” which is set to be released on September 11.

“Medium Rarities” Track Listing:

01. “Fallen Torches” (feat. Neurosis‘ Scott Kelly)
02. “A Commotion” (Feist cover)
03. “Asleep In The Deep” (instrumental)
04. “Capillarian Crest” (live)
05. “A Spoonful Weighs A Ton” (The Flaming Lips cover)
06. “Toe To Toes” (instrumental)
07. “Circle Of Cysquatch” (live)
08. “Atlanta” (feat. Butthole Surfers‘ Gibby Haynes)
09. “Jaguar God” (instrumental)
10. “Cut You Up With A Linoleum Knife”
11. “Blood & Thunder”
12. “White Walker”
13. “Halloween” (instrumental)
14. “Crystal Skull” (live)
15. “Orion” (Metallica cover)
16. “Iron Tusk” (live)

Mastodon To Release New Single “Fallen Torches” On Friday

Mastodon will be releasing a new single titled “Fallen Torches” on Friday (July 31). The song will appear on what is believed to be a new rarities compilation titled “Medium Rarities.” That effort will be released on September 11. You can preview “Fallen Torches” by signing up HERE.

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Watch Mastodon’s Brent Hinds Cover Black Sabbath’s “Electric Funeral” With Marcus King

During his livestream show in Nashville, TN last night (July 27), Marcus King was joined onstage by Mastodon’s Brent Hinds for covers of ZZ Top‘s “Thunderbird” and Black Sabbath‘s “Electric Funeral.“ Footage of the Black Sabbath cover is available below. The performance was part of King’s benefit show series for MusiCares.

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Watch Tool, Primus, Mastodon, Coheed And Cambria, & Cave In Members Cover Rush’s “Anthem”

“Two Minutes To Late Night” have shared footage of their host Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds performing a quarantine cover of Rush’s “Anthem” with Claudio Sanchez (Coheed And Cambria), Bill Kelliher (Mastodon), Steve Brodsky (Cave In, Mutoid Man), Les Claypool (Primus), and Danny Carey (Tool). You can check that out below:

“Two Minutes To Late Night” commented:

“Uhhh… Holy Moley. It’s Claudio Sanchez, Bill Kelliher, Les Claypool, Danny Carey, and Steve Brodsky covering a Rush song. We’re just as surprised as you are.

This is our 15th bedroom cover made with the support of Patreon. With so many musicians stuck at home with no outlets, we’re going to keep producing these style videos and use the Patreon to give some money to everyone who has a part in them. Please support our friends by donating to our newly redone Patreon at http://www.honorableswords.com

In lieu of taking money for this cover, all of the artists who participated will be donating their fees for this video to The Cancer Research Institute.”

Brann Dailor On New Mastodon Album: “It’s All Over The Map”

During a recent interview with Metal Hammer, Brann Dailor discussed the new material that Mastodon have been working on for their next album. He said the following:

“It’s all over the map. There’s some big, big heavy riffs that are happening, so that’s what I’m into. And then there’s some guitar gymnastics by Brent Hinds that have been some of the most difficult things I’ve tried to wrap my ahead around and play drums to. So there’s some super-progginess coming from him, and some really super, pretty moments. But there’s some rockers in there, too. There’s some heavy, fast stuff as well. But a lot of it is kind of doomy. But that’s where we’re at.”