Dieth (Ex-Megadeth, Ex-Decapitated, Etc.) Sign With Napalm Records

Dieth, the project featuring David Ellefson (ex-Megadeth), Guilherme Miranda (ex-Entombed A.D.), and Michał Łysejko (ex-Decapitated), have signed a new deal with Napalm Records. The band’s debut album will be released through the label on 2023.

Dieth commented:

“We are stoked to announce that we’ve signed a multi-album international record deal with Napalm Records, who will release our debut album in 2023. Their approach to music and devotion to metal made Napalm the perfect, most suitable place for us and our music. Last but not least, we would like to thank each one of you that are giving us this massive support. More info and details about the album will follow soon. Stay tuned!”

Sebastian Münch, A&R at Napalm, added:

“The term ‘supergroup’ feels overused nowadays, but with the formation of Dieth, it correctly and justifiably describes the coming together of these three extremely talented musicians. The first single, ‘In The Hall Of The Hanging Serpents’, underlines that the debut album could become a death-thrash metal masterpiece. Napalm Records is pleased and proud to partner with Dieth, to establish the band and make the new album a success. Personally, as a lifelong Megadeth fan, this signing is a dream come true.”

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor And Jim Root Are Talking About Doing A New Side Project

It looks like Slipknot’s Corey Taylor and Jim Root are discussing the possibility of “doing some [new] stuff on the side.” If it materializes, the venture will be the duo’s first project outside of Slipknot since Root was fired from Stone Sour in 2014. Taylor told Metal Hammer the following:

“He and I are very different people and we were both going through our own shit in life. We reconnected, and we’re actually talking about doing some stuff on the side, outside of Slipknot and Stone Sour. It’s cool to find your friend again and realize that you can find your way back to people that you care about. Honestly, I can’t sit here and say that I wasn’t responsible for some of the bad feelings. That can only come with self-reflection, and the fact that the things that were going on in my life rippled and affected other people. Once you own up to that, you can start to mend bridges by showing people that you are truly sorry.”

My Chemical Romance, Thursday, Coheed And Cambria, & Circa Survive Members Launch New Project L.S. Dunes

Anthony Green (Circa Survive), Frank Iero (My Chemical Romance), Travis Stever (Coheed And Cambria), Tim Payne (Thursday), and Tucker Rule (Thursday) have joined forces for a new project called L.S. Dunes. The band’s debut album, “Past Lives,” will be released on November 11 and a video for its first single, “Permanent Rebellion,” can be found below. The group said the following about that:

“After the shock of the pandemic shutdown – None of us lifelong musicians really knew if we’d ever be able to play music for a live audience ever again. ‘Permanent Rebellion‘ is about taking back what is rightfully yours. We wanted to do something where you can hear all our bands in it and yet, not have it sound like any one in particular. Our roots are punk rock and hardcore, and the vibe is hope for all the lost souls.”

“Past Lives” Track Listing:

01. “2022”
02. “Antibodies”
03. “Grey Veins”
04. “Like Forever”
05. “Blender”
06. “Past Lives”
07. “It Takes Time”
08. “Bombsquad”
09. “Grifter”
10. “Permanent Rebellion”
11. “Sleep Cult”

Tour Dates:

09/16 Chicago – Riotfest
10/08 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival
11/12 Garden Grove, CA – Garden Amphitheater
11/13 San Francisco, CA – Bimbo’s 365 Club
11/14 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
11/18 Mexico City, MEX – Corona Capital
11/22 Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground
11/25 Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes
11/26 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
11/27 Boston, MA – The Sinclair
11/29 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
11/30 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar

Jeremy Spencer (Psycho Synner, Ex-Five Finger Death Punch) Launches New Death Metal Project Semi-Rotted

Jeremy Spencer (Psycho Synner, ex-Five Finger Death Punch) has launched a new death metal project called Semi-Rotted. The band have released a new EP, titled “Deader Than Dead,” and it can be streamed below. Notably, one track, “Torture Congregation,“ features Lorna Shore’s Will Ramos. Spencer said the following about that:

“I kept hearing Lorna Shore on Liquid Metal and on playlists. Will does really unique things with his voice. It’s amazing. When they were in Las Vegas, I went to the show, and I was blown away. We reached out, and Will sent back his vocal in like two days. He’s at the top of genre. It’s a killer collaboration.”

He also added the following about the EP:

“When you listen to this, I hope you have a fun and solid listening experience. It’s meant to listen to from start-to-finish. Enjoy each moment. It kicks your ass, grabs you, and doesn’t let you go.”

Epica Working On “Secret Project”

During a recent interview with The Metal Voice, Epica’s Simone Simons revealed that the band are working on a “secret project.” According to her, it will be “something [they have] never done before”

Simons said the following:

“We have new music that will be released later this year. And it’s not an EPICA album; it’s not your typical EPICA epicness. [Laughs] It’s something we’ve never done before. So definitely also worth the anticipation. But it will be released early winter or something like that.”

We’re working on the artwork at the moment. We have singles ready. I already shot a video for one of the songs… We had a couple of things on our list that we wanted to try, and it also kind of came to fruition during the pandemic.

It’s a busy year for EPICA. We’ve been busy during the pandemic with non-touring things, but now we had so many festivals and working behind the scenes on this, we like to call it ‘secret project.'”

She also added

“We have an online fan community which is called ‘Epica Universe’, and there we have been already spoiling a little bit of what the ‘secret project’ is about. So if people are curious, they are welcome to join the ‘Epica Universe’… It’s really totally different. I can’t wait for that music to be released because we have been teasing everybody on the ‘Epica Universe’ forever about this secret project. And it’s taken up a lot of our time… There’s not a lot of details about it yet, but on the ‘Epica Universe’, the fan club, we’ve been posting a little bit behind-the-scenes things, and you can hear choir bits and pieces and orchestration already.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Jason Hook (Ex-Five Finger Death Punch) Teases New Music From His Solo Project Hook

Jason Hook (ex-Five Finger Death Punch) has shared a tease of new music from his upcoming solo project Hook. You can check that out below. As previously reported, the band are currently scheduled to make their live debut on the 2023 ShipRocked Cruise.

Rumors Surface Regarding The Name Of Slayer Guitarist Kerry King’s New Project

It looks like Slayer’s Kerry King may have chosen Blood Reign as the name of his new band with Paul Bostaph. According to The PRP, the guitarist previously registered an LLC company under that name in 2017 while he was still living in Nevada. However, it wasn’t specified if the company was related to a music project or another business. For now, we will just have to wait and see.

Heaven’s Gate (Municipal Waste, Cannibal Corpse, Etc.) Premiere New Song “Jerusalem Syndrome”

Heaven’s Gate, the new band featuring Tony Foresta (Municipal Waste), Paul Mazurkiewicz (Cannibal Corpse), Mike Goo (Warthog), and Jeff Howe (Reversal Of Man, Horsewhip), have premiered a new song titled “Jerusalem Syndrome.” The track, which can be streamed below, was recorded with The Absence’s Jeramie Kling and Taylor Nordberg. On another note, Heaven’s Gate have also announced two shows with Assholeparade:

07/22 Gainesville, FL – The Wolly
07/23 St. Petersburg, FL – The Bends

Slayer Guitarist Kerry King Begins Rehearsing With His New Band

Kerry King has officially started rehearsals for his post-Slayer project. There is not much information regarding the band’s lineup, but the guitarist did confirm that he will be joined by Slayer drummer Paul Bostaph.

King told Metal Hammer the following about the project

“You know me, so you know what it’s going to sound like. I played this new song for a buddy, and I said to him, ‘If there’s anything I’ve written in the last few years that sounds like Slayer, it’s this.’ And he said, ‘That sounds like you could have pulled it off of any Slayer record.’ I actually made that riff up backstage at a Slayer show.

We were walking to the stage and I got my phone out and recorded it so I wouldn’t forget it. That actually ended up being one of the last songs that I finished for the sessions, so when that hits the air, or stores, or Apple, or wherever it is that people buy music from these days, you can all play the guessing game discussion about which one it is.”

He also added:

“Had it have been up to me then I’d have been out in 2020. But that thing called the pandemic fucked everything up for everyone. You know, I waited on that, because it had to run its course. I didn’t want to be the guinea pig, I didn’t want to learn how to tour again.

I already did my dues; I don’t want to have to prove myself again. Have I been dragging my feet? Yeah, because I wanted this [pandemic] shit to get sorted. I won’t be dragging my feet much longer.”

Former Members Of Megadeth, Decapitated, & Entombed A.D. Launch New Death Metal Band Dieth

David Ellefson (ex-Megadeth), Guilherme Miranda (ex-Entombed A.D.), and Michal Lysejko (ex-Decapitated) have joined forces for a new death metal project called Dieth. A music video for the band’s first single, “In The Hall Of The Hanging Serpents,” can be found below:

Miranda commented:

“It has been so much happening lately (in life), feeling the need to express ourselves accordingly. Create something new, have a fresh start. Personally, it was a matter of life or death to come back playing music. To do something truly meaningful and finally cope with the anger and grief. Sometimes you have to die inside to be reborn. This is what Dieth represents, a new sonic driving force that leave the past behind.”

Ellefson continued:

“The three of us have all been recognized in our respective bands and careers but at some point, we had to close the door on those exploits to let something new begin and now we have found it in Dieth. In fact, the name itself is about dying to one’s past so that something new can spring forth to create the next chapter of life. And, that is a connection the three of us hold in common.”

Lysejko added:

“For me, Dieth is awakening from a creative lethargy, with the full feeling that the time has come. The lightness with which Dieth‘s music flows from us, combining our inspirations and experiences into a whole, is proof of this. The fact that the band was formed in the Tri-City I come from has a symbolic meaning for me.”