Sepultura’s Eloy Casagrande Shares Drum Cover Of Slipknot’s “The Heretic Anthem”

Sepultura’s Eloy Casagrande has shared a drum cover of Slipknot’s “The Heretic Anthem.” He said the following about that:

“No audio editing, no samples, no triggers. Audio recorded with the Yamaha EAD10. Video recorded and edited by Estevam Romera.”

Former Members Of The Faceless & The Black Dahlia Murder Join Forces In Shared Trauma

Derek Rydquist (John Frum, ex-The Faceless), Ryan “Bart” Williams (ex-The Black Dahlia Murder), Michael Sherer (ex-The Faceless), Brandon Griffin (ex-The Faceless), and John Thomas have joined forces in a new project called Shared Trauma. The band’s first single, “Radiant Prison,” can be streamed below:

[via Metal Injection]

Dee Snider Recording 13 Songs For New Album

Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider has officially entered the studio to record his new album. He tweeted the following about the effort:

Bring Me The Horizon Working On New Records

Bring Me The Horizon have started work on the next three installments in their “Post Human” series. The band kicked off that series in October 2020 with the release of their latest record “Post Human: Survival Horror.”

Oli Sykes told NME the following:

“We’re just beginning really. We’re actually working on parts two, three and four simultaneously and working on ideas from all the records. There’s a good chance that we might release songs from each before we release the next record.

We’ll get songs out as soon as we can. You won’t have to hold your breath for too long. In terms of an actual record, I’d like to wait until we’ve toured this year. We’ve got so much to play from ‘Survival Horror’ that if we try to release another record before that then it’ll be like, ‘What the fuck do we play?’ I’d like to sample a bit of all three of the new records before one comes out, just so everyone gets an idea of what they’re going to sound like.”

He also added:

“We’ve literally started working on one song from the record, and whether that’s any good or will stay I don’t know. Part one was very heavy and quite dark. For me, it all feels like a very low-frequency energy. It took a lot out of me and I don’t think I could do it again – not straight away, anyway. The next record is going to be emotional in a different way, it just has to be. ‘Emotional’ is the word, with higher emotions. Not necessarily happier.

‘Survival Horror‘ was a call to arms record that didn’t necessarily answer any questions. It was just gathering people who felt anxious, angry and paranoid. This second record should be about trying to answer those questions – what do we do to feel better? What do we do to make things right?”

“Creatively, it’s great because it means anything we can happen and we can go anywhere we want.”

Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer Is Now In The Custody Of U.S. Marshals

It has been revealed that Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer is now in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service. The musician was previously being held at Marion County Jail in Indiana, where he was waiting to be extradited to Washington, D.C. due to his involvement in the treasonous pro-Trump insurrection at the United States Capitol.

This news comes after government lawyers asked a judge to deny Schaffer bail when he goes in front of the U.S. magistrate. If you missed it, here’s the initial statement that was issued by the FBI’s Indianapolis Field Office:

“Jon Schaffer, Columbus, IN, has been arrested in connection to Jan 6 incident at the U.S. Capitol. Schaffer faces 6 charges including engaging in an act of physical violence in a Capitol building. Schaffer was allegedly among rioters who sprayed Capitol police with ‘bear spray.’”

The U.S. Department Of Justice also released a “Statement Of Facts,” which includes surveillance camera photos of Schaffer holding bear spray. It also mentioned that he was wearing a “Lifetime Member” hat from the anti-government militia group Oath Keepers. However, the Indiana Oath Keepers have since issued a statement saying he wasn’t a member of their group.

Schaffer is currently facing the following charges:

1) Knowingly Entering or Remaining in any Restricted Building or Grounds Without Lawful Authority
2) Disrupting the Orderly Conduct of Government Business
3) Knowingly Engaging in an Act of Physical Violence Against any Person or Property in any Restricted Building or Grounds
4) Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building
5) Engaging in an Act of Physical Violence in a Capitol Building
6) Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building

Prior to his involvement in the insurrection, Schaffer attended a Trump rally in November 2020 and claimed that “there will be a lot of blood shed” if we “merge into some globalist, communist system.”

[via Blabbermouth]

A Day To Remember Premiere New Song “Everything We Need”

A Day To Remember have premiered a new song titled “Everything We Need.” This track is from the band’s new album “You’re Welcome,” which will be released on March 5. Jeremy McKinnon commented:

“This was one of the song ideas I started with Jon Bellion and ended up finishing later on with the help of Nick Long. A song about going on a drive to clear your head and having a pinch me moment. Realizing you have everything in life you need right now.”

Brand Of Sacrifice Premiere “Animal” Video

Brand Of Sacrifice have premiered a new video for their new song “Animal.” This track is from the band’s new album “Lifeblood,” which will be released on March 5.

The group commented:

“We knew ‘Animal‘ was THE single on ‘Lifeblood‘ as soon as we finished it. We’ve warmed our fans up through ‘Demon King‘ and the title track, and this has the biggest hook on the whole album. A choir carries the chorus to previously unreached territory.”

“Of course, we had to do the song justice with a video of the highest quality, so we teamed up with an amazing cast and crew led by director Joey Durango. The video is epic and cinematic, two qualities we try to evoke through our music, here heightened by the timeless visuals and stories of the warrior.”

[via Loudwire]

Maryland Deathfest Postponed To 2022

The Maryland Deathfest has been postponed once again due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event will now take place on May 26-29, 2022 in Baltimore, MD.

Organizers issued the following statement:

“MDF XVIII has been rescheduled again until 2022! The new dates are May 26-29, 2022.

There is an overload of information in this post, so please take a few minutes to read it all, as it will likely address most of the questions and concerns you may have.

At this point, we don’t think it’s necessary to go into great detail about why we had to reschedule the festival again. We’ve been updating you about this possibility for months, so we assume that most of you were expecting this news to be dropped. There is simply no chance that the festival can be staged in its proper form with the majority of the bands (or fans, for that matter) being able to even show up in a short 4 months. It is pretty clear that most, if not all of 2021, is needed for the world to sort itself out to the point that we can enjoy live events again.

The venue situation for 2022 is an ongoing project, but it’s starting to look like this could potentially turn into our largest format ever. As of yesterday, we can confirm that we are bringing back Edison Lot, both Rams Head and Soundstage feel like they’ll still be open in 2022, and we also have full use of the Power Plant complex, including the outdoor stage there. As of now, the options are plentiful and we plan to utilize all of the venues/stages mentioned above.

As for the bands that we booked in 2019 to play in 2020/2021, the majority of them have once again reconfirmed to play in 2022. Those who have not reconfirmed already and aren’t on the flyer shown here fall into one of the categories below.

Bands that need more time to know if they can play in 2022:
Bloodbath – We expect a final answer any day now, as soon as next week.
Negative Approach – We expect a final answer within a month.
Vio-lence – We expect a final answer in 4-6 months.
Coffins – We expect a final answer in 4-6 months.
Bands we haven’t received a reply from, so we don’t know what their status is:
Phlebotomized
Napalm Raid
Bands that definitely cannot play in 2022 and will need to be replaced:
Grave Desecrator
Panzerfaust
Blaze of Perdition

On the subject of bands, considering the outlook of a larger footprint and the inclusion of outdoor stages in 2022, we will have the space to book more bands on top of the few that need to be replaced. However, we can’t immediately dive into booking more bands, as we can’t already start throwing around offers to more bands after being completely kicked in the teeth financially by the pandemic over the last year. Eventually, about 20 additional bands will be booked.

The day of show for all originally confirmed bands remains the same.

We expect the lineup for the pre-fest at the Ottobar to remain the same, but we’ll follow up shortly to confirm that.
Important info regarding tickets:

– All tickets for 2020/2021 remain valid for the new dates in 2022. No further action is needed.

– If you can’t attend the new dates, tickets are transferable to others. If there is someone that you would like to transfer the ticket to, we can assist with that and email them a new PDF ticket.

– As another option for anyone that can’t attend the new dates, we can also issue a voucher valid for any future event of ours. These vouchers will have no expiration date and are also transferable to others.

Anyone that needs our assistance with the above options can send us a message here on Facebook or email MDFtickets@gmail.com

– For those of you who cannot attend the new dates and aren’t content with any of the above options, we will notify you in the coming months (most likely sometime in April) when it’s possible to request a refund for a certain period of time. Please keep in mind that we already issued refunds for a several month stretch between March-June. On top of that, we’ve been financially ravaged and lost a lot of unrecoverable money over the last year. There’s only so much we can do until we have some form of traction under our feet again, so we appreciate your patience until that time comes.

If you have a single day ticket or a 3-day pass for specific bands at Rams Head and any of those bands end up playing at Edison Lot instead, your ticket will be valid for both venues. In other words, you will still be able to access whichever venue is staging the band(s) that you bought tickets for.

All of the bands that were originally scheduled to play at Soundstage will remain at Soundstage.

This will become far less confusing as we move forward in the coming months and have the lineup finished and completely under control.

As we move forward, we need to get some tickets sold. Many people have been commenting that they will return to MDF if Edison Lot (or at least an outdoor element) is brought back, so here is your opportunity to return! Do note that once we reach the point of booking more bands, we will need to increase the cost of the 4-day pass by about $25-30. You can lock in a 4-day pass at the current price now until the price needs to be increased.

For now, only the 4-day pass is available. Once we patch up the lineup and finish booking bands, we’ll make all other ticket options available, including single day and 3-day pass options for Edison Lot, Rams Head and Soundstage.
Get a 4-day pass for MDF XVIII here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/maryland-deathfest-xviii-tickets-63476056594

We feel like there’s a pretty good chance that live shows will resume by fall 2021. If things start to loosen open and the live music industry shows a pulse in the second half of 2021, we will look at producing a MDF-related event in the fall at Rams Head and Soundstage to help hold you over until 2022. More info on this will come later if/when the possibility exists.

2022 will mark the 20th year of our existence, but no thanks to covid, it’ll only be the 18th edition. We will still be treating 2022 as a proper 20th anniversary and will do everything in our power to make it worth the wait. When all is said and done, it’s going to be one for the books.

We’ll follow up again soon once we hear back from a few of the originally scheduled bands that we’re waiting on a reply from. Shortly after that, you can expect approximately 20 more bands to be added to the lineup.”