David Draiman Says Disturbed’s New Music Will Be “Blisteringly Angry”

During a recent interview with Loudwire, David Draiman talked a bit about his plans for new Disturbed music. The frontman said the following: “I can pretty much guarantee you it’s going to be blisteringly angry. It’s coming, don’t worry.” He then went on to discuss their recently released cover of Sting‘s “If I Ever Lose My Faith In You“:

“It was fun, I love doing that kind of stuff. And we’ll do it again at some point, but I’ll tell you — the thing I am dying to do is not a cover. I’m dying to sink my teeth into some new, original, angry, ferocious, brutal material. I’ve had enough.”

RATT: “We’ll Be Ready To Go With A New Rhythm Guitarist And New RATT Music 2021”

RATT recently took to Instagram to offer a new band update. The group said the following:

“RATT’s in the cellar! Founding member, singer Stephen Pearcy with lead guitarist @jordanziff working on new music at Pearcy’s, while Jaun Croucier (bassist vocalist for RATT) has renovated updated his Cellar Studios for the band to go in, rehearse and work on new music. Pearcy and Croucier agree, “It’s time to kick some ass. We’ll be ready to go with a new rhythm guitarist and new RATT music 2021”. As for getting back to doing concerts? “We’re so eager to get out there and play again”. You’ve got to Ratt n’ Roll with the punches, its nothing new for the relentlessly unyielding quintet. More news TBA”

James Michael: “There’s Some Incredible New Sixx:A.M. Music That’s Waiting In The Wings”

During a recent interview with Andy Hall of Lazer 103.3, James Michael was asked about the possibility of Sixx:A.M. releasing new material. He responded by saying that there is actually “some incredible new Sixx:A.M. music that’s waiting in the wings.”

Michael said the following:

“We’ve been talking a lot. Nikki [Sixx] and I spent a lot of time talking — not just about music, but just about life in general. But we have had a lot of conversations recently about writing.

Actually, when we got off the road in, I think, 2017, we went right into the studio and recorded a few more songs. So there’s some incredible new Sixx:A.M. music that’s waiting in the wings. So we’re trying to figure out what the next move is, what would make sense for us. And I think this project right here, with ‘Maybe It’s Time’, is a great starter for us to kind of start thinking, ‘Hey, what’s next for us?’ Obviously, with COVID still being such a relevant thing, it’s hard to answer those questions entirely, but we are talking about getting back in the studio and doing some more [writing].”

[via Blabbermouth]

Animals As Leaders Tease New Music

Animals As Leaders have been working on new music as of late. Periphery’s Misha Mansoor has been involved in the sessions and he shared the following teaser:

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New material is fittin to be 🔥

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[via The PRP]

Sol Invicto (Deftones, SikTh, Etc.) Working On New Music

Sol Invicto (Deftones, SikTh, etc.) have entered the studio to work on new material. The band shared the below photos:

Recording new music – Los Angeles, stay tuned.

Posted by Sol Invicto on Wednesday, September 23, 2020

[via The PRP]

Enterprise Earth Are In The Studio

It looks like Enterprise Earth have entered the studio to work on new material. The band shared the below posts regarding that:

[via The PRP]

Rammstein Are Reportedly Back In The Studio

Rammstein have reportedly been working on new material at La Fabrique studios. According to Rammstein World, members of the band have been spotted near the studio in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence and others that work with them have also mentioned a trip to France on social media. This news comes after drummer Christoph Schneider previously said that new music was in the works.

[via Blabbermouth]

Dino Cazares Offers More Info On Fear Factory’s Return

Fear Factory guitarist Dino Cazares has shared some more details regarding Fear Factory’s new music via Twitter. In addition to Cazares, the material will feature vocalist Burton C. Bell and drummer Mike Heller. Tony Campos will not be involved due to his commitments to Static-X, so Cazares will also be handling bass duties. The band are also expected to use the same production team that they used for “Genexus.” “Some new characters” will also take part as well. Cazares went on to say that he still needs some financial assistance to complete the music.

[via The PRP]

Metallica’s James Hetfield Says He Has Written “Tons Of Material” During His Coronavirus Downtime

During a recent SiriusXM town hall, Metallica’s James Hetfield discussed what he has been doing during his COVID-19 downtime. Notably, the frontman confirmed that he has “written tons of material” for the band’s next album.

Hetfield said the following about his quarantine life:

“For me, and I don’t wanna sound ungrateful, ’cause I know there’s a lot of people out there that are struggling because of this COVID… Where I live, it’s all service industry. And, obviously, the music industry, it’s tough — it’s taken a big hit. For us, we’re road dogs — we’ve been out on the road forever — so you’re either on the road or you’re writing. So the obvious thing is, ‘Well, we’re not on the road. Start writing.’ So, [I’ve written] tons of material. And I’m sure there’s lots of musicians out there that are just, like, ‘Okay, what can I do? I’m gonna write and just get into that,’ which I love doing.

I’d say the other huge thing that’s come out of this is getting to stay home in my hometown here [in Colorado], so [I’ve been] building community with friends, doing outdoor stuff. We’re pretty fortunate here up in the mountains that COVID hasn’t really locked us down as much as some other places. And I feel for the people that live in the big cities. But out here, you can still get out, bike ride, raft, fishing, shooting, hunting — whatever it is.

I’ve got lots of friends here that I couldn’t have before, so [I’ve been] hosting barbecues and having people over and building a community with friends that I wasn’t really able to do before. Cause, ‘Oh, I can’t do that, ’cause we’ve gotta go next week. We’ve gotta rehearse. We’ve gotta do that.’ So, [I’ve] actually [been] taking time to build true friendships. Not that I don’t have them, but locally, it’s been a huge thing for me. And getting in the garage. I love getting in the garage and just tinkering, doing some more welding. I welded a couple of things for the All Within My Hands foundation… I’ve made some bird feeders. I’m right now staring out the window at about 50 different birds that come up here and eat. That’s kind of my new TV right here. So, just enjoying nature a lot more and enjoying my life the way it is now.”

[via Blabbermouth]