SOiL Working On New Music

It looks like SOiL have been working on new material. Vocalist Ryan McCombs confirmed the news during an appearance at the virtual Headbangers Con last month.

McCombs said the following:

“We just started writing here recently with the SOiL guys. So that’s been a breath of fresh air for me, ’cause I’ve been going a little nuts not having something to write for a long time.

Not having something to write is like an artist not having use of their hands to draw or paint, or whatever their medium is. I’ve never been able to play an instrument for shit, so I’ve always been reliant on having a good music writer, instrumentation-wise, a music writer, and I’ve been blessed with C.J. Pierce [during my days with Drowning Pool] and Adam Zadel. So not having one of those guys sending me musical ideas to bounce back and forth on, I feel like an artist with no hands. So having, all of a sudden, half a dozen songs in two weeks’ time to write with, I feel like a mad scientist. I feel like my legs work again; I’ve got hands again. It’s been awesome.”

He also added:

“It’s been about 137 years since the last album, so we’ve talked ad nauseam about what could be a way of working. I think one of the things that goes against us at times is Tim [King] being in the music business on the other side of the fence. Tim’s on the label side of things as well, with Pavement, so he sees the problems that the business is having. And so it’s hard for him sometimes to separate the fact of the artist and the shirt-and-tie. And so that goes against us sometimes, because, as an artist, we’re just going, ‘Let’s write a new record. Let’s write some new songs. Let’s get a new record out there.’ And he’s the same way, but then he’s gotta [look at it from the point of view of], ‘What are we gonna do?’ Because, at the end of the day, nobody is selling anything. Records aren’t selling anymore. Hard copies, CDs aren’t selling anymore — not at the numbers that they need to to make them worthwhile for printing. So that puts us into bouncing ideas off each other, and that’s usually where things end up screeching to a halt. I think, actually, my dumb ass made the comment, ‘Well, to begin with, we need material. Until we have material, there’s no reason to worry about how you’re going to release it. So let’s get writing.’ And that’s when Tim finally [said], ‘You’re absolutely right.’ And that’s when he started writing the stuff. And now Adam’s on fire about it.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Jane’s Addiction Planning To Release New Music In 2021

It looks like Jane’s Addiction are planning to release new music in 2021. Perry Farrell told Classic Rock the following about that:

“I wouldn’t think albums, I’d think songs. We’ve got so much Jane’s material in the can. We’ll be releasing a couple of tracks, maybe writing some new ones. Not this year, ’cause we’re getting late in the year. But I can tell you in the next month or so I’m gonna be finishing up a couple of Jane’s Addiction tracks.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Ben Koller Offers Updates On New Material From Converge And Mutoid Man

During a recent appearance on the “BREWtally Speaking Podcast“, Ben Koller offered updates on new material from Converge and Mutoid Man. He said the following:

“Yea Converge, we have a ton of stuff ready to go. We just need to get in the studio and sort of hash it out. I think right now I’m at the point where I’m just ready to move on and start doing stuff, because I’m going crazy here not being able to tour and stuff. So I’m ready to fly back to Massachusetts—safely obviously—and get some stuff done. So Converge has stuff, Mutoid Man basically has a whole record ready to go. We just had to get the studio, find the time, but you know it’s a weird time and a lot of weird life stuff going on and yes, it’s, it’s just very strange. I mean I’m definitely stoked to record stuff but yeah it’s just a really weird time right now, but yeah expect new material it’s coming. Maybe slowly, but it’s coming.”

[via The PRP]

Bodom After Midnight (Ex-Children Of Bodom, Etc.) Are In The Studio

Bodom After Midnight, the band featuring Alexi Laiho (ex-Children Of Bodom), Daniel Freyberg (ex-Children Of Bodom), Waltteri Väyrynen (Paradise Lost) and Mitja Toivonen (ex-Santa Cruz), have entered the studio to work on new material. The group confirmed the news on Instagram:

Baroness Are In The Studio

Baroness have been in the studio working on new material. This news comes after John Baizley previously said that the band have nearly 30 new songs written.

[via The PRP]

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]