Godsmack Writing New Music

It looks like Godsmack are using their current downtime to work on new music. Shannon Larkin revealed the news in the below video shared by SiriusXM:

“We’re spending our time right now trying to write some new music for y’all, because we can’t tour right now. So we hope that everybody’s staying safe during this pandemic. All of our tours and shows are canceled for the time being. But this is gonna get better. So just try to be productive with your time and try not to go too crazy home alone. Wash your hands. Don’t lick no door knobs and let’s stay positive through this thing. We’re gonna get through it.”

Over It All (Lamb Of God, Animals As Leaders, Etc.) Continuing To Work On New Music

Over It All, the band featuring Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God), Javier Reyes (Animals As Leaders), Lorenzo Antonucci (ex-Sworn Enemy), 33 & West booking agency co-founder JJ Cassiere, and Mediaskare Records’ Baron Bodnar, are continuing to work on new music. The band shared the below clip:

Behemoth To Release New Music In 2021

During a recent interview with Overdrive, Behemoth’s Nergal was asked if the band are planning to celebrate their 30th anniversary next year. The frontman responded by saying that he is not sure if they will be doing anything to commemorate the milestone, but he did add that they will be releasing new music in 2021.

Nergal said the following:

“Yes, it will be 30 years of BEHEMOTH. Holy fuck!! [Laughs] Well, I’m going to be straight with you here. I’ve always mocked the fact that in Poland, they always book so many anniversary gigs. No one would give a fuck otherwise. It’s just one fucking anniversary show after another one, and I’m, like, ‘So fucking what.’ I mean, no one really cares.

I am aware that people are anticipating something from BEHEMOTH on this one because we didn’t do anything for our 20th or the 25th, and, honestly, I don’t see a reason why we should do something. I’m always too busy with the stuff that’s going on now, in present day. There is so much stuff happening at the moment, so, for me, I’d rather just concentrate on the now. I’ve never been a fan of that stuff because it just shows how old we are! [Laughs]. I’d rather show you by my actions that I’m ever inspired and I’m ever driven and I have so much more to say other than just getting people to feed off my history for the sentiment of the fans.

So, I really don’t know if we will do anything, but what I know for sure is that we’ll be coming back in 2021 with new BEHEMOTH music. I’ve been very productive with both BEHEMOTH and ME AND THAT MAN [Nergal’s folk side project]. When we’ve been on tour recently, I’ve been working on a lot of new ideas, so you can definitely expect new music as there’s just no time to stop now.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Halestorm Working On “Fresh And Weird” New Music

It looks like Halestorm have been writing new music as of late. Guitarist Joe Hottinger said the following about that:

“The writing rocket has finally lifted off. The music is feeling fresh and weird. I love it. I can’t wait for everyone to hear some of these gems.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Amy Lee On New Evanescence Music: “It’s Definitely 100% Us, But It’s Also Taking Risks”

During an interview with “Loudwire Nights,” Evanescence’s Amy Lee talked a bit about the band’s new music. According to the singer, the new material is 100% Evanescence, but it also has some “risks.”

Lee said the following:

“This has been something where we are all in there together for most of the time so far.

We’re in there with [producer] Nick Raskulinecz right now, who we’ve worked with before and loved working with before. He produced our self-titled album, which is really our favorite album. He also mixed [EVANESCENCE’s recent cover of the FLEETWOOD MAC song] ‘The Chain’.

We’ve been in there kind of working as a team. The songs came from all different places. They’re not all in the same vein.

We’re working on four songs right now. Originally, we were gonna go in there and just do two. I just wanna kind of do a few songs at a time, keep writing, go in and do a few more, release ’em one by one. But once we opened the can of worms, it kept growing. ‘Oh, we can’t do this one and not do this one. We have to do four.’ So, it’s four. So we’re working double hard to get it all done with the time that we have. But it’s going really great.”

She also added the following about the musical direction:

“It’s a combination of a lot of things. It’s definitely one hundred percent us, but it’s also taking risks. And I think it’s meaningful — it’s deeply meaningful. But at the same time, a lot of it has attitude. I don’t know if I can explain that super well, but some of our music is like that. If you can listen back and think about, especially some of the later music, like ‘What You Want’ or ‘Call Me When You’re Sober’, there’s a track or two in there that is the next step from that in its feeling, I would say.”

Lee also talked about lyrical themes:

“I’ve got a new perspective in my life right now — not just because everything is so awesome and I’m older and I have a kid, but also suffered some serious loss in the past few years; I lost my brother. I definitely have felt like I have one foot on the other side a lot the past two years. So there’s a lot of writing that’s, I guess, in a way, back to my roots in that I’m searching for meaning in things. But it’s not all dark and serious. If you’re gonna sum up your whole self, it’s gonna take a lot of words and a lot of songs. I don’t know if I can do it in one album, but [laughs] I can do my best.”

She continued after being asked about release plans:

“Well, it’s gonna be a song at a time, like I said, so it’s not like we’re gonna drop a 12-song record all of a sudden at any point. I do wanna have our first new song out by the time we go on our April tour, because I wanna be playing it then. That’s the best I can give you.

I wanna do one at a time for a couple of reasons. One, it’s just fun for us to do it that way. But I kind of wanna give each one its own moment. And that’s the way I digest music anyway — usually a piece at a time. And I don’t think that’s that weird; I think a lot of people are that way. So I think it would be really fun for us all to be able to kind of go on a journey together simultaneously as people that follow this band or like this band… We’ll probably do that for, like, five or six songs and then drop the rest of it together in the end.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Bring Me The Horizon Working On New Music

Bring Me The Horizon have been working on more new material as of late. Frontman Oli Sykes confirmed the news to NME at the 2020 Brit Awards.

Sykes said the following:

“We’ll give ourselves a day to recover tomorrow and then get straight into it. We’re planning on having music soon, to be honest.”

The singer went on to say that the new music is “evolving every day.” He also added:

“The concept and the idea of what we’re thinking is different every day. We thought we might have an idea of where we want to take it, and I think there’s just gonna be a cosmic force that pulls us in different ways, so it’s gonna be unexpected again, I think.”

We Are Harlot (Asking Alexandria) Planning To Release New Music This Year

During a recent interview with Rock Sound, Danny Worsnop (Asking Alexandria) revealed that We Are Harlot are planning to release new music this year. With this news, the singer also revealed that the band have parted ways with drummer Bruno Agra.

Worsnop said the following:

“People ask about it all the time – it got so loud that we realised we had to do it. So in June or July, depending on which month Asking Alexandria kicks off, we’re going to drop new We Are Harlot. It’s been a long time coming. Jeff and I have been talking and he’s going to fly out and we are going to sit in the studio and get it done.”

He also added:

“The thing is that we’ve written an album, but the thing is Bruno doesn’t want to do it anymore. I respect that for whatever reason he doesn’t want to do it anymore, but all the songs we had written were mostly his writing. The bare bones of everything we had was done by him, so I made the executive call that we aren’t going to use those songs. If he doesn’t want to be a part of it, I don’t to put him in a position where we’re in a fight. We’re perfectly capable of writing some songs ourselves so that’s what we’re going to do. Lyrically and vocally not a lot will really change – instrumentally we’re changing everything. So by the time we actually get in the studio and write these songs they may not even sound like anything we already had.”