Mushroomhead Have Been Touring With A New Lineup

According to The PRP, Mushroomhead have been touring Europe and the UK with a new lineup. The group are reportedly joined by VentanA‘s Scott Beck, who is filling in for vocalist Jason “J Mann” Popson, Aydin Michael, who is filling in for sampler Rick “St1tch” Thomas, and Joe “Jenkins” Gaal, who has taken over for ex-guitarist Tom “Tankx” Shaffner. Notably, vocalist Jackie LaPonza has since exited the group as well.

Watch Footage From Evanescence’s First Show With New Lineup

Last night (June 5), Evanescence took the stage in Athens, Greece for their first show with Tim McCord on guitar and Emma Anzai (Sick Puppies) on bass. You can see fan-filmed footage from that concert below. As previously reported, Anzai was recruited as the band’s new bassist after McCord shifted to guitar following the departure of Jen Majura.

Evanescence Bassist Tim McCord Switches To Guitar, Band Recruit Emma Anzai (Sick Puppies) As New Bassist

Evanescence bassist Tim McCord will now be taking on guitar duties for the band following the departure of Jen Majura. Furthermore, the group have also welcomed Emma Anzai (Sick Puppies) to the band as their new bassist.

Evanescence issued the following statement:

“Ladies and gentlemen, we have some very big news to share.

Introducing our new guitarist…

TIM MCCORD!!

After 16 years in the band as our rock solid bass player, Tim is taking a turn on his original instrument. Spoiler alert- he’s great at it.

And on bass, it is our extreme pleasure to welcome the incredibly talented Emma Anzai of Sick Puppies! We’ve been friends and fans for years, and the time has finally come to join forces.

Emma will be pulling double duty as we have some shows with Sick Puppies coming up soon, so get ready for that! We are all very excited to bring this new formation to the stage for the first time in Athens on June 5. See you soon!”

Singer Amy Lee also commented:

“Making positive change in your life (and band) can be really hard. Some choices we make, some are made for us. But who we are in the end is how we handle whatever comes our way. Today is a big day in my band. Taking another step forward with my brothers who have been beside me for 15+ years, and welcoming in a beautiful friend we are so excited to share the stage with…. I’m happy. You never know whats around the corner, but when something is right you know it’s right. And this feels so right. Welcome Emma! Love all you guys.”

The Obsessed Reveal New Touring Lineup

Scott “Wino” Weinrich has revealed the musicians that will be joining him as part of The Obsessed’s touring lineup. He said the following:

“Hello friends, I am proud to announce the new The Obsessed lineup! On bass Chris Angleberger (Tranquilizer), on 2nd guitar Jason Taylor (Sierra, Witches of God), Brian Costantino on drums, Wino on guitar and vocals. We will be doing a string of shows en route to Ripplefest in Austin, and back. We look forward to seeing you out on the road! Tour dates coming soon. Thank you, WINO 5-11-22″

Entheos Mixing New Album, Confirm New Touring Lineup

Entheos have officially started the mixing process for their new album. With this news, the band have also confirmed their live lineup for their upcoming tour with Archspire, Inferi, and Vulvodynia. The group said the following:

“We have completed work on our third album and it is currently being mixed by Mark Lewis. We will be releasing it later this year on Metal Blade Records.

LP3 studio lineup : Chaney Crabb – vocals | Navene Koperweis – drums, guitar | Evan Brewer – bass

Next week we begin the TECH TREK V tour w/ Archspire, INFERI & Vulvodynia.

Please welcome our Tech Trek V touring lineup : Chaney Crabb – vocals | Navene Koperweis – drums | Brian James (ex-Fallujah) – guitar | Robert Brown (ex-Slaughter to Prevail) – guitar

We’ve been hard at work for the last two years and we can’t wait to see you all on the road.”

Protest The Hero Book Canadian Shows For March, Announce Altered Lineup

Protest The Hero have booked some Canadian shows for March 2022. The concerts will find the band performing with guitarist Ben Davis, who is taking over for Luke Hoskin as he steps back from touring, and touring bassist Henry Selva.

Tour Dates:

03/01 Ottawa, ON – Bronson Centre
03/02 Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmount
03/03 Quebec City, QC – Imperial
03/05 London, ON – London Music Hall
03/11 Toronto, ON – Danforth

The group said the following:

“It has been over 3 years since we played our last show. Hard to believe we were in the midst of putting the final touches on Palimpsest when the world shut down. So we’re happy to announce it’s finally time for us to get back out there with some Ontario/Quebec dates in March.

In the initial planning stages for the Palimpsest record cycle, we had some dates booked in 2020 that never got announced. To be frank, it was a tour to see if we wanted to continue touring — a way to dip a toe back in to see if that lifestyle still worked with our middle-aged, adulting lives.

When we didn’t get that chance to hit the road during the pandemic lock-downs, some of us were relieved and others were disappointed. When the conversation came up again, Luke expressed that he was relieved when we had to cancel the shows in 2020, while the remaining 3 of us were still keen to play shows if it could work.

We came to the difficult decision that we’d continue performing and look for a suitable live guitarist for the touring band. However, never fear. Dear Truke will continue to be involved in many other areas like writing, recording, and editing pupdates.”

Hoskin added:

“First I want to say that I have tossed and turned many nights debating this decision. Myself and the rest of PTH have been playing live for more than half of our lives at this point, so walking away from one of the things I know best was not an easy decision.

As the band took a pause from live music (as we all did when the pandemic hit), it gave me some time to gain clarity. Though my heart went out to other artists who felt the detrimental effects of not being able to tour, I found myself feeling the opposite: somewhat relieved that touring was off the table.

I have always believed that the stress associated with touring was worth it in the end. A day filled with challenges and tension was always relieved by the hour (or so) we got to play at night. And while that rings true for most of my touring career, at some point, my love of playing live started to wane making it tougher for me to justify all the other challenges that came with it.

I found myself just trying to ‘get through it’ rather than soak it up and enjoy the process. Knowing that, I am certain it’s time for me to step back from the live side of things.

I can say without any hesitation that the fellas in the band who are continuing on with the show still truly love it. Night after night, I’ve watched them relish the moments they got to spend on stage, each one of them glowing after the set. Showgoers, you’ll be in the best of hands moving forward.”

The band continued:

“When we were racking our brains for who could fill Truke‘s big sneakers, Michael suggested Ben Davis. Ben is an amazing guitarist who played with Michael for many years in his previous band. So we are thrilled to announce that Ben will be ripping it up stage right for these upcoming shows.

In addition to having Ben wielding a six string, we have the pleasure of announcing that Henry “Hankzerclues” Selva from The Human Abstract will be playing bass and bringing his best Soulfly stomp to the stage for PTH. Hank has been someone we’ve known for years, and spent many days on tour with. So we are happy to have him now sharing the stage.

Our band is a community that is far larger than the ‘members’ you see on stage. Over the years, there have been many people involved in making Protest The Hero what it is today. There are many roles that need to be filled to make this all work, and in the past, it may have been a more rigid ‘are you in or are you out?’ These days, it definitely takes a village, and we are happy to welcome our two newest idiots.”

Igorrr Announce New Lineup

Igorrr have parted ways with vocalists Laurent Lunoir and Laure Le Prunenec. JB Le Bail and Aphrodite Patoulidou will be taking their places. Furthermore, guitarist Martyn Clement has since joined the band as well.

The group issued the following statement:

“Few updates to share with you ! We are working hard for all the summer shows at the moment! Covid didn’t help us a lot, to say the least, but this led us to very positive changes in the band :

Laurent decided to not get vaccinated, according to his personal beliefs. Even if we disagree with him, we respect his decision of course, however this has some consequences, regarding his ability to travel with us mainly, so, to be part of the line-up for the future. To say it shortly, Laurent is not a part of the project anymore.

In the meantime, Laure informed us, after this weird “off” period in our artistic journey that she wanted more time to focus on her private life and didn’t show up at the rehearsals. As well, we fully support her.

We are of course sad to see a page of Igorrr to be over, and we wish them the best for the future, but this led us to the awesome news : we are welcoming 3 new incredible people in the band: first, the greek soprano Aphrodite Patoulidou and JB Le Bail as our new vocalists, and finally Martyn Clement as our guitar player.

It is, as challenging as exciting for us, to present to our audience this new live performance, where we’ll play many songs from our last album “Spirituality and Distortion“, plus, of course, some good ol’ Igorrr‘s tunes. Can’t wait to see you, and thanks for your support all those years 🤘🏼”

Fuel Return With New Singer John Corsale, Tease New Song “Hard”

Fuel have officially returned with a new lineup consisting of guitarist Carl Bell, drummer Kevin Miller, singer/guitarist John Corsale, guitarist Mark Klotz, and bassist Tommy Nat. The band’s new album, “Ånomåly,” is set to be released in October and a teaser for its first single, “Hard,” can be found below. The full track will be released on July 9.

Bell commented:

“We were just patient with each other. From the first conversation, I recognized the same feeling in Kevin’s voice. Fuel was huge for us. It was a great moment in our lives, and Kevin was as grateful for the opportunities that Fuel gave us as I was. We bonded on that fact. I would’ve taken a bullet for him — I still would.”

Miller continued:

“For me, new beginnings are exciting, but more often than not, they scare the shit out of me. As much as I love touching my toe to new water, I’m always afraid of the creatures lingering in the depths. I am incredibly excited about this new venture and new lineup of FUEL. Making this record shed a lot of light on what will be, such an amazing amount of talent in this band.”

Bell also added:

“A few months ago, I had no idea I would be returning to Fuel full time, so when it happened, my first call was to Kevin. He simply said, ‘I have the band. I promise you, these are the guys.’ He was right. All are great musicians, and John is this 26-year-old great guitarist as well as a great vocalist and frontman. He sounds fantastic on the album and amazing on our previous hits as well. From the moment I first heard him play and sing, I thought, ‘Wow… This just got real interesting.'”

Ministry Reveal Live Lineup For Fall Tour

Ministry’s live lineup for their fall tour with Helmet and Front Line Assembly has officially been revealed. In addition to frontman Al Jourgensen, the band will feature: guitarist Cesar Soto, guitarist Monte Pittman (ex-Madonna, ex-Prong), bassist Paul D’Amour (ex-Tool), keyboardist John Bechdel (ex-Fear Factory), and drummer Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour, HELLYEAH). In other news, the group have also confirmed that they will be performing some new material from their upcoming album.

Tour Dates:

10/03 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
10/04 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
10/06 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
10/08 Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Riverworks
10/09 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
10/10 Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
10/11 Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
10/14 Boston, MA – House of Blues
10/15 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
10/16 Montclair, NJ – Wellmont Theatre
10/17 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
10/19 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
10/20 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
10/21 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
10/23 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live! (no Helmet)
10/24 Houston, TX – House of Blues
10/25 San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater
10/28 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
10/29 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
10/30 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
10/31 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield Theatre
11/02 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
11/03 Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo

Fleshgod Apocalypse Confirm New Lineup, Release Acoustic Version Of “The Day We’ll Be Gone”

Fleshgod Apocalypse have officially welcomed vocalist Veronica Bordacchini, guitarist Fabio Bartoletti, and drummer Eugene Ryabchenko to the band. With this news, the group have also released a two-track single featuring an acoustic version of “The Day We’ll Be Gone“ and an instrumental version of the track.

Vocalist Francesco Paoli said the following about the new lineup:

“This is the best line-up we could ask for. Eugene is an absolute phenomenon on drums, so I’m really glad to pass the torch to a great successor. Fabio is a true guitar hero, extremely tight and tasteful. Veronica has been with us for 7 years now and even today her incredible talent never ceases to amaze me, so I know she can push her limits further in the future. Now our rehearsal room feels like home again.”

He also added the following about the acoustic version of “The Day We’ll Be Gone“:

“In these uncertain times, we wanted to bare our inner souls and let the music speak for itself. This track pushes us out of our comfort zone as musicians and performer, proving that art in any form can survive the most dreadful circumstances. Given the current situation, it was the right time to do something truly experimental, a once in a lifetime musical exploration for the band. Our recent live streaming concert introduced our new band members to a worldwide crowd, but this song really shows how strongly open minded and skilled they are. Me, Francesco and Paolo have been through this journey together for over a decade, but we haven’t felt this good for a long time. That’s why we’re glad to announce them as official band members. Expect much more, sooner than you think.”