Fu Manchu, Monolord, Ex-Opeth, Etc. Members Take Part In Big Scenic Nowhere Project

Big Scenic Nowhere, a new project led by Bob Balch (Fu Manchu) and Gary Arce (Yawning Man), will be releasing a new two-song EP titled “Dying On The Mountain” on September 13. The effort was recorded with a number of other musicians including: Nick Oliveri (Mondo Generator, ex-Queens Of The Stone Age, ex-Kyuss), Per Wiberg (Spiritual Beggars, ex-Opeth), Alain Johannes, Thomas V. Jäger (Monolord), Mario Lalli (Fatso Jetson, Yawning Man), etc. The title track, which is over 20 minutes long, will appear on the a-side and “Towards The Sun” will appear on the b-side. You can stream “Towards The Sun“ below:

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Beartooth Share New Version Of “Clever” From “The Blackbird Session EP”

Beartooth will be releasing a new EP titled “The Blackbird Session EP“ on September 13. The effort was recorded at Blackbird Studio in Nashville, TN and it will feature stripped back versions of “Clever,” “Disease,“ “You’ll Never Know,“ and “Afterall.“ You can find a video for “Clever” below:

Caleb Shomo commented:

“When the idea came up to do acoustic sessions, immediately my mind went to family holidays — constantly surrounded by singing old hymns and harmonies on harmonies. The idea of taking Beartooth in a direction of my first musical moments in life felt right. The songs came out better than I could have ever imagined. A massive, MASSIVE part of that was Blackbird.

The love I have for that place goes beyond any studio in existence. The rooms are the best in the world, the gear is the best in the world, the consoles… etc. All of this would be enough to make it feel like home, but the icing on the cake is the people who work there. Every time I walk in, it’s nothing but good vibes and hard workers.

We had the honor of the studio owner and mastermind John McBride (look him up — it’s insane) requesting to engineer our session. This led to an environment that was amazing and free. No limits, no worries, just playing and singing. He handled the rest. Being able to mix tracks engineered by such a legend/tracked on his home turf was an honor.

This is 100% live. No metronome, minimal rehearsal, just a bunch of musicians who love what they do getting in a room and going for it. If you want to see and hear Beartooth stripped down to one of its rawest and most emotional forms, please enjoy.”

[via Loudwire]

A Pale Horse Named Death Cover Three Dog Night & The Cure For New 7″

A Pale Horse Named Death will be releasing a new 7″ titled “Uncovered” on October 11. The effort will be limited to 300 copies and it will feature covers of Three Dog Night‘s “One” and The Cure‘s “Prayers For Rain.“ Pre-orders can be found HERE. Sal Abruscato commented:

“It was a band decision when we were on tour in Europe and we met up with our awesome label and they suggested a 7” release. Eric Morgan suggested The Cure‘s ‘Prayers For Rain‘ and Johnny Kelly suggested Three Dog Night‘s ‘One‘ I thought they were great choices, a nice contrast of style and we nailed it in the recording process.”

Gus G. To Release New EP “Live In Budapest – Part 1” In September

Gus G. (Firewind, ex-Ozzy Osbourne) has announced that he will be releasing a digital-only live EP, titled “Live In Budapest – Part 1,” on September 20. The effort, which can be pre-saved HERE, will feature the following tracks:

01. “Fearless”
02. “My Will Be Done”
03. “Cold Sweat”
04. “Don’t Tread On Me”

Chino Moreno (Deftones), Spirit In The Room, Etc. To Guest On New Death Valley High EP

Death Valley High will be releasing a new EP titled “Duel” on August 23. The first half of the effort features cover songs that find the band “dueling” with other artists such as Chino Moreno (Deftones), Spirit In The Room, etc. The second half features various remixes. A teaser for the EP can be found below:

Death Valley High commented:

“‘DUEL‘ is our equivalent to the modern age mixtape; it severs the rules of a conventional release. The special part is, that for every song in this compilation, we assigned a specific ‘adversary.’ The whole idea was to go up against our collaborators’ and our own comfort zones. We wanted to prove that doubling down on the friction would spark fires.”

“Duel” Track Listing:

01. “Here Comes The Rain” (Death Valley High Vs. Chris Connelly)
02. “Cavity – First Communion” (Death Valley High Vs. Chino Moreno)
03. “Cruel Summer” (Death Valley High Vs. Hanin Elias)
04. “The Crab Song” (Death Valley High Vs. Rykarda Parasol)
05. “Jump In The Fire” (Death Valley High Vs. Spirit In The Room)
06. “SUNSHINE CLEANERS” (Death Valley High Vs. Paul Wiley remix)
07. “MERCI” (Death Valley High Vs. sondottir remix)
08. “The Present” (Death Valley High Vs. Hounds remix)
09. “CK SWITCH” (Death Valley High Vs. Carlton Bost remix)

Tour Dates:

08/15 Sacramento, CA – Press Club (feat. Bitter Lake)
08/17 Los Angeles, CA – Silverlake Lounge (feat. Them Guns)
08/18 Tempe, AZ – Yucca Taproom (feat. Them Guns)
08/20 Las Vegas, NV – The Boxx Eastside (feat. Them Guns)
08/21 Pomona, CA – Characters (feat. Them Guns)
08/22 San Jose, CA – Back Bar (feat. Rare Americans)
08/23 Santa Cruz, CA – Poet & Patriot (feat. Bitter Lake)
08/24 South Lake Tahoe, CA – Whiskey Dicks (feat. Bitter Lake

Adam Dutkiewicz Says Times Of Grace Aren’t Sure If They Want Release A New EP Or A Full-Length Album

During a recent interview with Metal Wani, Killswitch Engage’s Adam Dutkiewicz offered an update on Times Of Grace. He said the following:

“We’ve got about five songs completed. And we don’t know if we want to release an EP or try to finish up all the songs together and release a full-length record. But my plan for the rest of the year, when I’m not touring, is to be working exclusively on the TIMES OF GRACE stuff now that the KILLSWITCH one’s done. So, yeah, I’m personally really excited to get that record out. It’s very different. And it’s gonna be a lot of fun.”

This news comes after Jesse Leach recently said he is hoping to finish the group’s next release before the end of the year.

[via Blabbermouth]