Job For A Cowboy To Return To The Stage At 2023 Blue Ridge Rock Festival

Job For A Cowboy will be taking the stage for the first time since 2016 at this year’s Blue Ridge Rock Festival. That event will take place in Alton, VA on September 7-10 and it will also feature: Pantera, Shinedown, Megadeth, Chevelle, Parkway Drive, Pierce The Veil, Motionless In White, Coheed And Cambria, Beartooth, Highly Suspect, Coal Chamber, Flyleaf (with Lacey Sturm), Black Label Society, Machine Head, The Ghost Inside, Spiritbox, VV (aka HIM’s Ville Valo), Tech N9ne, Biohazard, Jinjer, Vince Neil (Mötley Crüe), Scott Stapp (Creed), Avatar, Static-X, The Amity Affliction, Stephen Pearcy (RATT), The Black Dahlia Murder, Exodus, Electric Callboy, Atreyu, Crown The Empire, Finger Eleven, Taproot, Drowning Pool, Trust Company (original lineup), Dayseeker, Senses Fail, Stabbing Westward, 10 Years, Nonpoint, Cold (“Year Of The Spider” 20th anniversary set), CKY, Dope, After The Burial, Northlane, Emmure, Bury Tomorrow, Escape The Fate, Attila (performing “About That Life”), Fit For An Autopsy, Gemini Syndrome, Adema, Alpha Wolf, Woe, Is Me, Make Them Suffer, Holding Absence, Born Of Osiris, Kublai Khan TX, Like Moths To Flames, Upon A Burning Body, Caskets, Landmvrks, Tantric, Psychostick, Rain City Drive, I Set My Friends On Fire, Bodysnatcher, Eva Under Fire, Thousand Below, Paleface, No Resolve, Tallah, Catch Your Breath, Hanabie, Patient Sixty-Seven, Until I Wake, Dropout Kings, Eternal Frequency, and Heartsick.

Overkill To Release New Album “Scorched” in April, Premiere New Song “The Surgeon”

Overkill have announced that their new album, “Scorched,” will be released on April 14. You can check out the effort’s first single, “The Surgeon,” below:

“Scorched” Track Listing:

01. “Scorched”
02. “Goin’ Home”
03. “The Surgeon”
04. “Twist Of The Wick”
05. “Wicked Place”
06. “Won’t Be Comin Back”
07. “Fever”
08. “Harder They Fall”
09. “Know Her Name”
10. “Bag O’ Bones”

Frontman Bobby Blitz commented:

“Man, it seems like for F-in ever since we chatted!!!! Ha! I tell you what, this is the longest ever between Overkill releases, Feb ’19 to April ’23.

For me, it became my ‘peterpandemic’ go-to. I wrote my part, tore it down, then again and again. I found myself still changing parts while Colin was mixing! It became the normal in a very abnormal time, sanity amongst the insanity.

Somewhere in ‘Scorched‘ that is all reflected, a common thread, it is the place I went to get what I needed, maybe what “we” needed. It’s different, that’s for sure an old-school approach/mix in a modern world….was it worth the wait? You tell me…….see ya on the road! Horns up!”

The band currently have the following European dates booked with Exhorder and Heathen:

04/13 Bochum, GER – Zeche
04/14 Zwolle, NET – Hedon
04/15 Osnabrück, GER – Hyde Park
04/16 Berlin, GER – Huxleys
04/17 München, GER – Backstage
04/18 Stuttgart, GER – LKA
04/19 Zürich, SWI – Komplex
04/21 Parma, ITA – Campus Industry
04/22 Fontaneto, ITA – Phenomenon Club
04/23 Saarbrücken, GER – Garage
04/24 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
04/25 Vorselaar, BEL – De Dreef
04/26 Paris, FRA – Trabendo
04/28 Pamplona, SPA – Totem
04/29 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz 2

Avatar Premiere New Song “Violence No Matter What” Featuring Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale

Avatar have premiered a new song titled “Violence No Matter What.” This track features Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale and it will appear on the band’s new album “Dance Devil Dance,” which is set to be released on February 17.

Avatar’s Johannes Eckerström commented:

“‘Violence No Matter What‘ is about one thing and one thing only. It’s ok to debate and fight and to think differently. But there is a limit, and the line must be drawn at authority held with violence, a world view that cannot survive without enemies, a promised return to a fabricated former glory.”

Hale added:

“‘Violence No Matter What‘ was such an inspiring piece to be a part of! Thank you so much to the boys for giving me the opportunity to express my angst against the horrors of this world through such a brilliant song!”

Atreyu Premiere “Drowning” Music Video

Atreyu have premiered a new video for their new song “Drowning.” The band commented:

“To the five of us, this song is audio anti-depressants. Much like everyone does, the five of us have experienced waves of depression, anxiety, and fear in vastly different ways. This song is about feeling buried. We have found comfort in simply communicating those feelings with each other, and hope you will arrive in a similar place when listening. This song is for all of us.”

Watch Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God) And David Ellefson (Ex-Megadeth) Cover Metallica’s “One” On 2023 ShipRocked Cruise

Earlier today (January 26), Lamb Of God vocalist Randy Blythe and former Megadeth bassist David Ellefson joined The Stowaways onstage for a cover of Metallica’s “One” during this year’s ShipRocked cruise. Metal Edge shared the below footage of that:

Veiled Sign With Seek And Strike, Premiere “Relinquished” Video

Veiled have signed a new deal with Seek And Strike. With this news, the band have also released a new song titled “Relinquished.“ That track features Kyle Lamb (She Must Burn) and an official video for it can be found below:

The group said the following about signing a new deal with Seek And Strike:

“Signing to Seek and Strike is an amazing opportunity and we can’t wait to see what this brings us. Seek and Strike allows us the freedom to create what we want and they have only pushed us to be better. ‘Relinquished‘ is only a taste of what’s to come – our new EP delivers some huge riffs, lots of symphonies, as well as some heavier breakdowns, compared to what you’ve heard from us so far.

This EP is definitely for fans of Chelsea Grin, Thy Art Is Murder and Lorna Shore. If you like our friends in She Must Burn, chances are you’ll enjoy it too. Overall though, we’d say that there’s something here for most fans of heavy music and thanks for your support.”

They also added the following about the new song:

“Our new track, ‘Relinquished‘. is a story of a man’s descent into madness, being possessed by a renegade demon that he is trying to commune with. We always write visually with our music, so the video follows along with this concept to help build on the atmosphere we create. We feel it’s a great song to introduce us with as it’s just a taste of things to come. It sets the scene of what Veiled is all about, while not giving too much away, as this is just the beginning.”

Ghost’s Tobias Forge: “I Would Love To Play In The Red Hot Chili Peppers”

During a recent interview with Classic Rock, Ghost’s Tobias Forge was asked who he would like to play guitar for if given the chance to join another band for a day. The frontman responded with the following:

“Good question. There’s several bands. I would have loved to be what Mick Taylor was in 1969, coming into the Rolling Stones at their best era – but I would have stayed around! That would have been a great experience. Very fun music to play. Definitely within the limits of what I can play really well. I spent a lot of time as a kid learning how to play guitar. Otherwise I would love to play in the Red Hot Chili Peppers; I love what John Frusciante does.”

Papa Roach, Flyleaf, Bad Omens, Etc. Added To 2023 Bamboozle Festival

More bands have been added to this year’s Bamboozle Festival. The event will take place at Bader Field in Atlantic City, NJ on May 5-7 and it will now feature: A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Alex Sampson, Attila (performing “About That Life“), BabyTron, Bad Omens, Blackbear, Boys Like Girls, Cane Hill, Carnifex, Chelsea Grin, DE’WAYNE, Diablo, E-Town Concrete, Ellise, End It, Finch, Flyleaf (with Lacey Sturm), Freddie Dredd, Gideon, Gridiron, Hollywood Undead, I Set My Friends On Fire, Ice Spice, Jax, Joey Bada$$, Kaonashi, Kayzo, Killboy, Left To Suffer, Limp Bizkit, Mayday Parade, Mindforce, Motionless In White, Oz Pearlman, Palisades (final show), Papa Roach, Pardyalone, Poorstacy, Puddles Pity Party, Rick Ross, Saosin, Saves The Day (performing “In Reverie“), Say Anything, Scowl, Shallow Pools, Ski Mask The Slump God, Steve Aoki, Sueco, Tallah, Teddy Swims, The Callous Daoboys, The Driver Era, The Garden, The Spill Canvas, The Wrecks, Trippie Redd, Valencia, We The Kings, WHOKILLEDXIX, and Yung Gravy.

Bad Wolves Working On New Album

It looks like Bad Wolves have started work on their next album. Doc Coyle confirmed the news in the below tweet:

[via The PRP]