Neal Schon (Journey) Reveals Track Listing For New Album “Universe”

Neal Schon (Journey) has revealed the track listing for his new solo album “Universe.” The effort is expected to be released later this month and it will feature original music, as well as various covers.

“Universe” Track Listing:

01. “Something In The Heart”
02. “The Eye Of God”
03. “The Universe”
04. “Caruso”
05. “Voodoo Child” (Jimi Hendrix cover)
06. “Third Stone From The Sun” (Jimi Hendrix cover)
07. “Purple Rain” (Prince cover)
08. “She’s For Real”
09. “What Has Become”
10. “Lights” (Journey cover)
11. “Silent Voyage”
12. “Chrome Shuffle”
13. “Be Happy”
14. “I Believe” (Stevie Wonder cover)
15. “Hey Jude” (The Beatles cover)

Gizmachi Recruit Soilwork’s Björn “Speed” Strid For New Album “Omega Kaleid”

Gizmachi have officially announced their new album “Omega Kaleid.” The effort will be released on March 12 and it will feature vocals from Björn “Speed” Strid. The Soilwork frontman said the following about teaming up with the band:

“Being a part of the new Gizmachi record was one of the most challenging adventures I’ve experienced. I can honestly say that I’ve grown as a metal singer since recording these vocals.”

“Omega Kaleid” Track Listing:

01. “Winter”
02. “Paradox”
03. “Broken Ends”
04. “Turned To Dust”
05. “Sky”
06. “Inner Visions”
07. “Shattered Dream”
08. “Look What I’ve Become”
09. “Trick My Soul”
10. “New Day (Everything to Lose)”
11. “Omega Kaleid”

The album’s first single, “Broken Ends,” can be streamed below:

Obscura Finish Writing New Album

Obscura have officially finished the writing process for their new album. The band will be entering the studio in the near future to begin tracking the effort.

The group commented:

“Today, we’re excited to announce that the songwriting for the upcoming album is finished and we’ll enter the studio very soon. We tapped famous award-winning producer Fredrik Nordström for the upcoming full-length album and booked famous Studio Fredman, located in Gothenburg, Sweden. The sixth album of Obscura is scheduled for a 2021 woldwide release via Nuclear Blast.”

Vocalist/guitarist Steffen Kummerer added:

“As of now, songwriting duties for the new, yet untitled album, have been finished. We picked the most promising compositions out of more than twenty pieces written during the last months and we can’t wait to record our sixth studio effort, starting in December. While the new album contains more guitar solos than any of our records before, all compositions are eagerly waiting to be performed live on stage and celebrated worldwide with our fans. As a collective, we are enthusiastic about the diverse, progressive and heavy songs to be released in 2021 through Nuclear Blast records.”

Neal Schon (Journey) Planning To Release New Solo Album “Universe” In December

Neal Schon (Journey) has confirmed that he is planning to release his new solo album, “Universe,” in early December. The guitarist tweeted the following about that:

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor: “We’re Thinking About Kind Of Putting Another Album Out Maybe Next Year”

During a recent appearance on “Good Company With Bowling,” Corey Taylor offered an update on Slipknot’s current plans. The frontman said the following:

“The plan right now with Slipknot is to try and a) finish up the touring next year, and b) we’re thinking about kind of putting another album out maybe next year. But I don’t know. I don’t know what the plan is yet. I just know that we all kind of feel like there’s unfinished business and we wanna finish that out before we do anything. But I know that we were talking about doing it, ’cause we only have one album left on our contract [with our record label].”

[via Blabbermouth]

Scott Stapp And Mark Tremonti Are Sitting On “Eight Or Nine” Creed Songs That They Wrote In 2012

Creed still don’t have plans to reunite, but if they do it looks like they already have some new material to work with. During an appearance on the “Stop! Drop & Talk” podcast, Scott Stapp revealed that him and Mark Tremonti are sitting on “eight or nine songs” that they wrote in 2012.

Stapp said the following when asked about a Creed reunion:

“I actually was just with Mark and Scott Phillips Friday. Everything is good. Everything is positive. We are friends. And communication is there.

Nothing is planned. Right now, there is nothing on the schedule. There is nothing that I am keeping from you.

When there’s an announcement to be made [about a possible reunion], I promise you guys will know.”

He also added the following when asked if there is leftover material from the “Full Circle” sessions:

“Mark and I got together, I think it was in 2012, and I actually crashed at his place for, I wanna say, a couple of weeks — I can’t remember exactly — and we wrote eight or nine songs. So we’ve got some stuff that we put together in 2012. I was listening to a couple of ’em the other day, and I was, like, ‘You know what? It doesn’t sound old to me.’ It’s something we could demo for a new record. I’m not saying that that’s gonna happen. Don’t put words in my mouth. I’m just saying we did write some songs, and we’re sitting on those.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Tony Palermo On Upcoming Papa Roach Album: “This One’s Fire”

During a recent interview with Iowa’s Rock 108, Papa Roach’s Tony Palermo discussed the band’s upcoming album. The drummer said that he has already “finished 15 or so new drum tracks” and that the new material is “fire.”

Palermo said the following:

“A couple of weeks ago, I just finished 15 or so new drum tracks for all the new songs. We’ve been kind of posting stuff about it, so it’s not a secret. Obviously, being quarantined, we’re trying to get creative, and what can we do with this time? And it’s, like, well, no better time than to write a record.”

He continued when asked about the musical direction:

“I say this with every record, ’cause it’s always exciting to write and record music, but this one’s fire, man. It just has some deep cuts on it. And oh, man, it feels so good to play drums too. I had a great session. Jacoby’s rapping some more. It seems like his raps on this — he’s… I don’t wanna say angrier, but he’s got more intensity behind his raps. He has a lot to be concerned about now, and expressing your mind through music is one thing that he loves to do. Lyricists are always looking for that inspiration, and there’s been an overabundance of that this year.”

He also added the following when asked about possible release plans:

“I’m not sure, actually. Jacoby is down right now in L.A., just finishing up some vocals, and then we’ll go through the mixing and mastering process and all that. But normally, these things don’t come out [until] six months after the recording process. Obviously, a single will be out before. And I wanna be optimistic and say I’m hearing a few things about maybe, possibly summer touring of next year. If this vaccine kind of holds and if people are willing to take it… We’ll see what happens. We have to have something out before we tour.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Metallica’s Lars Ulrich: “We’re Three, Four Weeks Into Some Pretty Serious Writing”

During a recent chat with folk-rock artist Phoebe Bridgers for Rolling Stone, Metallica’s Lars Ulrich offered another update on the writing process for the band’s new album. The drummer said the following:

“We’re three, four weeks into some pretty serious writing. And of all the shit — pandemics, fires, politics, race problems, and just fucking looking at the state of the world — it’s so easy just to so fall into a depressive state. But writing always makes me feel enthusiastic about what’s next. It’s like, ‘Fuck, there’s an opportunity here to still make the best record, to still make a difference. To still do something that not even turns other people on, but turns me on.'”

[via Blabbermouth]