Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Opens Up About Joey Jordison’s Death: “I Still Can’t Believe It”

During an appearance on SiriusXM‘s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk,” Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor opened up about the tragic death of the band’s former drummer Joey Jordison. He said the following:

“It’s been tough, man. Our first concern was obviously his family, so we reached out immediately to make sure that they were okay, to let them know if they needed anything from us, they could absolutely ask. It’s a damn tragedy. He was way too young, and he was way too talented to lose him like this. I know a lot of people wonder about the circumstances that led to him not being in the band anymore, and it’s, like, we’re not gonna talk about that, because I’d rather talk about his legacy, which is that he helped create this band that we all have fought to keep out there and keep going. Just the fact that he’s not here now, it’s still — I still can’t believe it.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Antiqva (Ne Obliviscaris, Ex-Cradle Of Filth, Etc.) Premiere “Anadem Gyre” Music Video

Antiqva (Ne Obliviscaris, ex-Cradle Of Filth, Etc.) have premiered a new video for their song “Anadem Gyre.” The band commented:

“We’re pleased to reveal our debut music video, ‘Anadem Gyre’, a song released only in vinyl format in 2020 as a bonus track to our ‘Funeral Crown’ single. ‘Anadem Gyre’ is a more emphasised dark folk element from within our sound, a portion of this infused into our chamber black metal backbone is what to expect on our debut album. With all our tracks we utilise the Romanian tongue and so we thought it fitting that we pay respect to the country, one so rich in spirit, character, and folklore. We hope you enjoy this visual experience.”

Imperial Triumphant To Release New Live Album “An Evening With Imperial Triumphant” In November

Imperial Triumphant will be releasing a new album, titled “An Evening With Imperial Triumphant,” on November 26. The effort was recorded at the Slipper Room in New York, NY and it will feature the following tracks: “Rotted Futures,” “Atomic Age,” “Chernobyl Blues,” “Transmission To Mercury,” “Swarming Opulence,” and “Cosmopolis.” The group said the following about the record:

“We’re happy to present this live work to our fans as the band continues to push forth through the ages.”

Swallow The Sun Premiere “Woven Into Sorrow” Video

Swallow The Sun have premiered a new video for their new song “Woven Into Sorrow.” This track is from the band’s new album “Moonflowers,” which will be released on November 19. Frontman Mikko Kotamäki commented:

“Here it is! The first single of Moonflowers is out! ‘Woven Into Sorrow’ is probably the gloomiest track of the album. The backing growls for this song came by Antti Hyyrynen from Stam1na. Enjoy the misery!”

Beyond The Black Release Cover Of Iron Maiden’s “Wasted Years” Through Amazon Music

Beyond The Black have released a cover of Iron Maiden’s “Wasted Years” exclusively through Amazon Music. The band are also planning to perform an acoustic version of the track during the “Rock Your Monday Live Show” on Twitch next Monday (September 27). The group commented:

“This cover version is not only a heartfelt tribute to a band we admire, but also to the troubled times we live in. As always in life, our experience is a matter of perspective and we hope to be an anchor to those who could use some support at the moment.”

Lordi Premiere New Songs “Abracadaver” And “Beast Of Both Worlds”

Lordi have premiered two new songs, “Abracadaver” and “Beast Of Both Worlds.” These tracks are from the band’s new album “Abracadaver,” which will be released alongside six more new albums, “Skelectric Dinosaur,” “SuperFlyTrap,” “The Masterbeast From The Moon,” “Abusement Park,” “Humanimals,” and “Spooky Sextravaganza Spectacular,” on November 26. All seven records will be available as part of a box set called “Lordiversity.”

Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta On Touring During The Pandemic: “Enough With The Fear Porn. Get On With Your Life”

Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta has taken to social media to discuss COVID-19 restrictions as the band are preparing to wrap up their “Metal Tour Of The Year” with Megadeth, Lamb Of God, and Trivium. The frontman claims the trek didn’t result in many cases of the disease, while adding that he believes it’s time for people to move on with their lives.

Jasta said the following in a since deleted tweet:

“Before this tour went out we were irresponsible super spreaders lol now 4-5 weeks in a whopping 4 people (not in bands) caught the C. Some had barely any symptoms & re-joined the tour already. Enough w/ the fear porn. Get on with your life. We’ll have 10k plus at tonight’s show!!”

As MetalSucks pointed out, Jasta also shared a video that falsely claimed that politicians are only wearing masks for pictures, even though the clip shows them putting their masks back on after posing for a photo. He also recently complained about masks in schools:

“Politicians only wear masks on TV (never when they’re at parties or on their yachts or at clubs in the Hamptons) but they want to make your kids do this. To save who? And at what cost? This shit is so fucked up”

Following the postponement of the Canadian dates on the “Metal Tour Of The Year,” he also seemingly shared inaccurate information regarding capacity limits in Quebec, claiming that only 50 people can attend public events like concerts, even though that number appears to be much higher. However, as MetalSucks mentioned, Jasta, Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine, and Lamb Of God’s Willie Adler are reportedly unvaccinated, which could offer another explanation for the postponements. This news isn’t too surprising considering Mustaine recently referred to COVID-19 safety protocols as “tyranny.”

Rage Against The Machine On U.S.-Mexico Border Crisis: “Repression Of Migrants And Refugees Is A Bipartisan Cause”

Rage Against The Machine have taken to social media to issue a statement regarding the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. The band says the “repression of migrants and refugees is a bipartisan cause.”

Here’s the group’s full statement:

“The racist attacks on Haitian asylum seekers on the US-Mexico border are devastating and cruel. But it’s sadly only the latest chapter in a long history of violent detention and deportation by the United States. Repression of migrants and refugees is a bipartisan cause. Both Democrats and Republicans have continued to wage wars and implement sanctions and destructive economic policies that have been the direct cause of migration and those seeking asylum throughout the world.

Haiti may be the clearest example of this: a country that gained its independence and established a Black republic in 1804, has since had to pay reparations to slave owners and been the victim of centuries of European and U.S intervention up until today. The US-Mexico border is one of the most militarized borders in the world, and the racial and moral panic that it creates shows once again that the US is a nation built on white supremacy, anti-Black racism and Indigenous genocide.

There are over 600,000 undocumented migrants in the US from Canada and other white-majority countries. But they’re not hunted down, targeted and subjected to the same type of moral and racial panic – why is that?”