Memphis May Fire Premiere New Song “The Old Me”, Reveal Details For New Album “Broken”

Memphis May Fire have premiered a new song titled “The Old Me.” This track is from the band’s new album “Broken,” which will be released on November 16. Matty Mullins commented:

“‘The Old Me‘ is about my struggle with anxiety and depression. What feels like a war between good and evil, loathing the person I become mentally when it consumes me and trying to remember what life was like before I lived with the symptoms. Ultimately hoping to one day become that person—’The Old Me’—again.”

“Broken” Track Listing:

01. “The Old Me”
02. “Watch Out”
03. “Sell My Soul”
04. “Who I Am”
05. “Heavy Is The Weight”
06. “Over It”
07. “Fool”
08. “Mark My Words”
09. “You And Me”
10. “Live Another Day”

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Ray Luzier Says Korn’s New Album Does Not Have A Release Date Yet

After previously saying Korn’s new album would be released in March, Ray Luzier has walked back on his statement saying the effort does not have a release date yet. He said the following:

“Tracking madness! BTW, disregard what I said in the Sabian interview, there’s no release date yet kids!”

Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach Says He Is “About Half Way Through” Tracking Vocals On 21 Songs

Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach has revealed that he is “about half way through” tracking vocals on 21 songs for the band’s new album. Once he is done, the group will be able to choose which tracks they want to use for the effort. Leach shared the below Instagram post regarding that:

Betraying The Martyrs Part Ways With Guitarist Lucas D’Angelo

Betraying The Martyrs have parted ways with guitarist Lucas D’Angelo. Steeves Hostin has been recruited as his replacement. Furthermore, the band have also confirmed that they are hitting the studio to record their new album.

The group said the following about their lineup change:

“Dear BTM fans, as some of you may have guessed by now, Lucas has decided to part ways with BTM. There’s absolutely no hard feelings between us and we’ll stay best friends forever, but he made clear he wants to explore different directions, styles of music and focus on music production, and we all wish him the very best success doing so!

That being said, we’d like you to welcome our new guitarist Steeves Hostin with open arms, who will be replacing Lucas and joining the band permanently! 🎸
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As you can already hear on the cover we just put out, Steeves is a mind-blowing guitarist but also a very talented sound-engineer as well as a long-time close friend! We hope you’ll welcome him nicely, show him the love he deserves, and will come meet him at our shows during the upcoming incredible festivals and tours we have planned for 2018 and 2019!

Love,

BTM”

Henry Derek Elis (Act Of Defiance) To Release New Solo Album “The Devil Is My Friend” In October

Henry Derek Elis (Act Of Defiance, ex-Scar The Martyr) has revealed the details for his new dark folk solo album “The Devil Is My Friend.” The effort will be released on October 26 and a trailer for it can be seen below:

A press release offered some more insight into the album:

Tragic themes and a folk-tinged Southern Gothic Americana sound form the basis of The Devil Is My Friend, the haunting full-length solo debut by Henry Derek Elis, with contributions from Aubrey Richmond & John Schreffler Jr. (Shooter Jennings), Jarboe (Swans), Tara Vanflower (Lycia) Neal Tiemann (DevilDriver) and many more.

In a marked stylistic departure from his persona as frontman for heavier rock acts, Henry has crafted a poetic and deeply personal solo debut, steeped in memories of his childhood in Milledgeville, GA, the same place Blind Willie McTell and Flannery O’Connor made their death beds; “the kind of small town with a haunted past that can swallow you up whole if you let it,” says Henry.

Dynamic rock arrangements reflect Henry’s encyclopedic knowledge of dark folk, classic country, traditional blues and classical music, resulting in an atmospheric, apocalyptic landscape, where lonely sonic highways are littered with the detritus of misfortune and the soft glimmering of something that might be hope.

Henry Derek Elis’origins are about as strange as his career in the music business. Raised by his grandmother, Henry grew up next to Central State Hospital, once known as the largest psychiatric facility in the world. Throughout his childhood, Henry observed the ravages of illness, addiction and suicide first hand.

Henry came to prominence upon moving to Atlanta, playing in mostly rock and metal bands before joining The Sweet Meat Love & Holy Cult, a folk collective with legendary artist Jarboe (formerly of the influential band Swans). This inspired him to create acoustic-based folk music under the moniker: To The Boy Elis, a reference from the work of Austrian born poet, Georg Trakl.

Henry moved to Los Angeles and recorded demos with various bands, including members of Gorgoroth, Type O Negative and Anthrax. In 2013 he joined the band Scar The Martyr with drummer Joey Jordison of Slipknot fame. After releasing one album on Roadrunner Records, Henry went on to help form the extreme thrash metal band Act Of Defiance, featuring former members of Megadeth and Shadows Fall.

“The Devil Is My Friend” Track Listing:

01. “No Skin”
02. “The Devil Is My Friend”
03. “What’s Left Of Us”
04. “Sing For The Dead Man”
05. “Weeping Willow”
06. “Corpse Carver”
07. “If It’s Not Too Late”
08. “Only Bones”
09. “M.O.M.”
10. “Graveyard Country Blues”

[via BraveWords]

Gaahls Wyrd (Ex-Gorgoroth, Etc.) Sign With Season Of Mist

Gaahls Wyrd, the band featuring Gaahl (ex-Gorgoroth/Wardruna, etc.), have signed a new deal with Season Of Mist. The band recorded their debut album with producer Iver Sandøy at Solslottet Studios in Bergen, Norway and it is expected to be released in 2019.

The group commented:

“It’s always been of outmost importance for us to work with people that we can relate to, trust, and will understand our creative and professional vision. Season Of Mist feels like home to us and we can’t wait to start what hopefully will be a long and rewarding relationship for both parties.”

In other news, Gaahls Wyrd have also announced a co-headlining European tour with Tribulation. Uada will serve as support on that run.

Tour Dates:

02/21 Hamburg, Germany – Kronensaal
02/22 Essen, Germany – Turock
02/24 Utrecht, Netherlands – Helling
02/25 London, UK – O2 Islington Academy
02/26 Paris, France – Petit Bain
02/28 Munich, Germany – Backstage
03/01 Winterthur, Switzerland – Gaswerk
03/02 Vienna, Austria– Viper Room
03/03 Prague, Czech Republic Nova Chmelnice
03/05 Poznan, Poland – U Bazyla
03/06 Warsaw, Poland – Proxima
03/07 Berlin, Germany – BiNuu
03/08 Leipzig, Germany – UT Connewitz
03/09 Weinheim, Germany – Cafe Central
03/10 Leeuwarden, Netherlands– Neushoorn

Ray Luzier Says Korn Are Planning To Release Their New Album In March (UPDATED)

UPDATE: Luzier has now walked back on his comments.

Original Story:

Ray Luzier was recently interviewed by Sabian cymbals during the Hollywood date of Korn’s “Follow the Leader” 20th anniversary run, and he revealed that the band are planning to release their new album in March. Aside from that, he also confirmed that KXM will release their new album this fall.