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):

Trivium’s Matt Heafy Guests On New Version Of Powerwolf’s “Fist By Fist (Sacralize Or Strike)”

Powerwolf have teamed up with Trivium’s Matt Heafy for a new version of their song “Fist By Fist (Sacralize Or Strike).” The updated take on the track will be featured on a bonus album, titled “Missa Cantorem,” which will be included with select editions of the band’s new album “Call Of The Wild“ (out July 16). Heafy commented:

“It is a tremendous honor to be able to do my rendition of the fantastic ‘Fist By Fist‘ by the mighty Powerwolf. Powerwolf has been one of my favorite bands for ages, so this is a privilege of the highest caliber.”

Trivium’s Matt Heafy Tests Positive For COVID-19 Despite Being Fully Vaccinated

Trivium’s Matt Heafy and members of his family recently tested positive for COVID-19. The frontman has already been fully vaccinated, but some breakthrough cases like his are expected considering the vaccines are not 100% effective at stopping infection. Despite this, the shots are still extraordinarily effective at preventing death and severe illness. Heafy said the following:

“Welp. Went from a non-vaccinated person to Ashley (vaccinated) to the kids (unvaccinated) to me (vaccinated). Thankfully due to being vaccinated it merely feels like a tour cold; my dad however got sick without a vaccine and is now 12 weeks into a very terrible recovery with lung/ heart/ liver issues. I outta be good in a day or two. See y’all on stream tomorrow regardless!”

Trivium’s Matt Heafy & Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda Team Up For New Song “In Defiance”

Trivium’s Matt Heafy and Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda have released a new collaborative track titled “In Defiance.” Heafy commented:

“‘In Defiance‘ produced by Mike Shinoda is finally here! Stream it on repeat for the rest of all time! Arigato Shinoda-san for making this tune sound unlike anything I’ve ever created.

Production, programming: Mike Shinoda
Vocals, guitars: Matthew K Heafy
Art: Half Sumo“

Trivium’s Matt Heafy Teams Up With Richard Marx For Metal Version Of “Right Here Waiting”

Trivium’s Matt Heafy has teamed up with Richard Marx for a new metal version of Marx’s song “Right Here Waiting.” You can check that out below:

Heafy commented:

“Richard is one of the greatest songwriters of our time and an incredible incredible human being, so it’s unreal that we were able to create this metal version of his mega-hit together. Stream the heck outta it!”

He also previously discussed the track during an appearance on “Bringin’ It Backwards“:

“I saw his son was wearing a Trivium shirt, so I hit him up on social media. [He’s a] super-amazing guy. We stayed in touch. One day, I [wrote to him], ‘Hey, let’s do a song together.’ And then he texted me, ‘Let’s do it.’ So I did a metal version of ‘Right Here Waiting’. He did the vocals on it already. It’s sick. Will Putney from Fit For An Autopsy is mixing the song.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Sepultura To Release “SepulQuarta” Album In August

Sepultura will be releasing a new compilation album titled “SepulQuarta” on August 13. The effort will feature various quarantine performances that were recorded for their series of the same name. Andreas Kisser commented:

“‘SepulQuarta‘ was born at the very beginning of the pandemic when everything was halted. We had a new album out, but we couldn’t tour for it. Therefore, we created this recurring event where we could talk with our fans around the world, play our music and exchange ideas, it was a blast! SepulQuarta kept us alive and strong throughout one of the most difficult times in human history.”

“SepulQuarta” Track Listing:

01. “Territory” (feat. ex-Megadeth bassist David Ellefson)
02. “Cut-Throat” (feat. Anthrax’s Scott Ian)
03. “Sepulnation” (feat. Danko Jones)
04. “Inner Self” (feat. Sacred Reich’s Phil Rind)
05. “Hatred Aside” (feat. Hatefulmurder’s Angélica Burns, Torture Squad’s Mayara Puertas & Crypta’s Fernanda Lira)
06. “Mask” (feat. Devin Townsend)
07. “Fear, Pain, Chaos, Suffering” (feat. Far From Alaska’s Emmily Barreto)
08. “Vandals Nest” (feat. Testament’s Alex Skolnick)
09. “Slave New World” (feat. Trivium’s Matt Heafy)
10. “Ratamahatta” (feat. Os Paralamas do Sucesso’s Joao Barone & ex-Titãs drummer Charles Gavin)
11. “Apes Of God” (feat. Death Angel’s Rob Cavestany)
12. “Phantom Self” (feat. Periphery’s Mark Holcomb)
13. “Slaves Of Pain” (feat. Kreator’s Fred Leclercq & Korzus’ Marcello Pompeu)
14. “Kaiowas” (feat. Angra’s Rafael Bittencourt)
15. “Orgasmatron” (Motörhead cover) (feat. Motörhead’s Phil Campbell)

Dig The Grave Use Cameo To Create “ISO” Reaction Video Featuring Members Of Anthrax, Lamb Of God, Mudvayne, Etc.

Dig The Grave have premiered a new video for their song “ISO.“ The group used Cameo to make the clip, which features: Mark Morton (Lamb Of God), Derrick Green (Sepultura), Chad Gray (Mudvayne HELLYEAH), Joey Belladonna (Anthrax) Beefcake The Mighty (GWAR), Brann Dailor (Mastodon), Mark Hunter (Chimaira), Elias Soriano (Nonpoint), Brian Fair (Shadows Fall) Brendan Murphy (Counterparts), George Pettit (Alexisonfire), Tia Carrere (Crucial Taunt), Matt Heafy (Trivium), Erik “Smelly” Sandin (NOFX), Andy Cizek (Monuments), Dan Kenny (Suicide Silence), and Rody Walker (Protest The Hero).

August Burns Red To Release Re-Recorded Version Of “Leveler”, Announce Livestream Concert

August Burns Red will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of “Leveler” by releasing a re-recorded version of it on May 21. Notably, the new version of the record will feature guest appearances from Trivium’s Matt Heafy, Periphery’s Misha Mansoor, and Fit For A King’s Ryan Kirby. Furthermore, the band will also be playing a “Leveler” 10th anniversary livestream concert on May 22.

“Leveler” Track Listing:

01. “X”
02. “Empire”
03. “Internal Cannon” (feat. Matt Heafy)
04. “Divisions”
05. “Cutting The Ties”
06. “Pangaea” (feat. Misha “Bulb” Mansoor)
07. “Carpe Diem”
08. “40 Nights”
09. “Salt & Light”
10. Poor Millionaire” (feat. Ryan Kirby)
11. “1/16/2011”
12. “Boys Of Fall”
13. “Leveler”

Tickets for the livestream and pre-orders for the updated version of the album can be found HERE. Guitarist JB Brubaker said the following about the new release:

“‘Leveler‘ is a record we’ve always been proud of, and we wanted to do something special for its ten-year anniversary. We’ve done some cool remix projects for previous albums when they’ve turned 10, but with ‘Leveler‘, we decided to kick things up a notch. COVID has kept us off the road for such a long time that we found ourselves with a rare opportunity to take on this unique project.

We dove into this record and dissected the songs, rewriting solos, changing the tunings, adding new textures and elements, and got a few of our friends to do some guest spots as well. Our longtime producers Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland handled the recording/mixing and helped us take ‘Leveler‘ to new sonic heights. I think this is the best-sounding ABR record we’ve ever made, and it’s going to allow people to experience the record in a whole new way. I can’t wait to share this with everyone.”

Trivium’s Matt Heafy Releases “What The Dead Men Say” Acoustic EP

Trivium’s Matt Heafy has released a new acoustic EP featuring stripped down versions of songs from the band’s latest album “What The Dead Men Say.” Here’s the track listing:

01. “What The Dead Men Say”
02. “Catastrophist”
03. “Bleed Into Me”
04. “The Defiant”
05. “Scattering The Ashes”

Trivium’s Matt Heafy Releases “The Sin And The Sentence” Acoustic EP

Trivium’s Matt Heafy has released a new acoustic EP featuring stripped down versions of songs from the band’s 2017 album “The Sin And The Sentence.” Here’s the track listing:

01. “The Heart From Your Hate”
02. “Betrayer”
03. “Endless Night”
04. “Thrown Into The Fire”
05. “I Don’t Wanna Be Me” (Type O Negative cover)