Black Crown Initiate Recording New Music, Announce First Show In Over Two Years

Black Crown Initiate have officially returned. The group have been in the studio recording new music and have also confirmed that they will be opening for Beyond Creation at Le National in Montreal, QC on December 8. That will be there first live show in over two years.

We recorded music today. Happy Wednesday, friends! 🍻 #blackcrowninitiate

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Tool’s Maynard James Keenan: “You’re Gonna See Some New Music Next Year”

While accepting the Icon Award at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards in London, England, Tool’s Maynard James Keenan confirmed that new music will be coming in 2019. He said the following:

“I wouldn’t be here without you guys, so thank you very much for all that. A lot of work’s being done, a lot of work’s been done. I’ll go on record now saying you’re gonna see some new music next year.”

He didn’t specifically mention Tool, but many have assumed that’s what he meant. So far, the group have finished tracking drums and have started tracking bass.

Apocalyptica Are “Super Hungry To Get Into Writing New Music In The Studio Next Winter”

It looks like Apocalyptica will start writing a follow-up to their 2015 album “Shadowmaker” next winter. Eicca Toppinen confirmed the news to northjersey.com, saying they are “super hungry to get into writing new music in the studio next winter.”

All That Remains Working On New Music

It looks like All That Remains are working on some new material. Phil Labonte confirmed the news in the below tweet, which says five songs have already been written.

Joe Satriani Thinks Chickenfoot Will Work On New Music This Year

Chickenfoot recently reunited at the Fillmore in San Francisco for this year’s “Acoustic-4-A-Cure”, and now it looks like new music may be coming in the future as well. During an interview on “Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon”, Joe Satriani said he thinks the group will work on new material this year.

Here’s what Satriani had to say:

“Well, a couple of nights ago, we were on stage at the Fillmore here in San Francisco, and we played a four-song set acoustically. That was crazy; I’m playing CHICKENFOOT songs on acoustic — wow, that’s just crazy. But we had such a good time, and I know we were all wondering what was gonna happen. And the undeniable magic between us was palpable; everybody felt it. And afterwards, everybody said, ‘You guys have to record another record,’ and everybody wanted to do it. So everyone was hugs and smiles and we said, ‘Let’s do it.’ So I was pretty shocked, because it looked like it wasn’t gonna happen this year, but I think it is gonna happen this year. So I think the next step is writing and [seeing] if we can all get in the same city at the same time again for a couple of days. That’s the way the band operates. We never have three months where we rent a chateau in France and record an album; that’ll never happen. It’s here and there, hit the ground running, which I like in a way. It keeps the juices flowing and the spirits up and we don’t waste time. So I think that’s good.”

He also added:

“I’m cool with just doing a record or doing a record and a couple of maybe residencies around the world. I think that whole thing about us touring like JOURNEY or DEF LEPPARD or something like that, CHICKENFOOT, I don’t think, was ever going to do that, because we all have other things we’re doing. But I’ve learned to love it. [Laughs] It’s been frustrating in the past, ’cause I’m so used to touring and I love touring and I love the life and the tour bus and I love travelling. But it’s different, I guess, when you’re a singer. And those guys have accomplished a lot more in their careers than I have, so they have a different set of desires at this point in their lives.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Devin Townsend Teases New Material

Devin Townsend previously put The Devin Townsend Project on hiatus so he can focus on a number of other projects, and now he has shared some teasers of the material he has been working on. You can check those out below:

Working on a riff

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Yep

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Yup

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Emails from label and management imminent.

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[via The PRP]