“If he wants to do that, I’ve already said yes to doing it, so I guess it depends on finding his availability too. I find that when I do interviews, a lot of times people will say he’s not sure if I wanna talk about it, but I feel the same way — I’m not sure if he wants to talk about it, ’cause I’m not sure where he’s at with it. But he’ll text me randomly and be, like, ‘We’re gonna make the best album.’ And I’m, like, ‘Okay. Whenever you want to.’ So I’m just kind of waiting on him to let me know. That’s kind of why we waited to put our album out, because we thought maybe we would be doing stuff with him… But it’s taken a while. [So] we’ll see what happens with him. Whenever he’s ready.”
Ex-Nervosa bassist/vocalist Fernanda Lira and drummer Luana Dametto have joined forces with Burning Witches guitarist Sonia “Anubis” Nusselder and ex-Hagbard guitarist Tainá Bergamaschi in a new band called Crypta. The group are currently working on new music for their debut release.
The following was said about the band on Facebook:
“Born in June 2019, CRYPTA is a Brazilian/Dutch Death Metal four-piece, influenced by the old school sub-genres of the style.
The band’s lineup include Fernanda Lira (vocals & bass) and Luana Dametto (drums), both ex-members of Brazilian thrash metal band Nervosa, Sonia Anubis (lead guitars) who plays heavy metal in Burning Witches and Cobra Spell, and Tainá Bergamaschi (guitars), ex-member of Hagbard.
The band is currently working on the songs for their upcoming first release, yet to be recorded and which further details should be announced any time soon.
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Faith No More keyboardist Roddy Bottum has teamed up with his boyfriend Joey Holman to launch a new project called Man On Man. Their debut single “Daddy“ will be released next week. The following description of the band was posted on Instagram:
“MAN ON MAN is Roddy Bottum and Joey Holman. They’re gay lovers making gay music.”
We’ve talked about projects in quarantine, y’all n me. I’m happy to announce that me and Joeys record is finished and we’ll release our first single, Daddy, next week. We’re calling it MAN ON MAN. Love yous. pic.twitter.com/K8f4MwINma
In addition to collaborating on a new guitar pedal, Matt Pike (High On Fire) and Brent Hinds (Mastodon) have also been working on new music together. According to Pike, the duo already have two hours worth of material.
Pike and his wife Alyssa Maucere-Pike (Lord Dying), who also contributed to the project, recently discussed the collaboration on “Hot-Blooded With Cat Jones” with Matt having said:
“Well, it was supposed to ramp up here and it’s going a little slow now [due to] quarantine. ‘Cause I planned on going back there [to Brent‘s] after this next Sleep tour or something and hanging out and sitting down.
‘Cause we got some stuff done, but it wasn’t a major lot. But there’s definitely all these… there’s like two hours worth of ideas, it’s just putting them all together you know? And feeling each other out and having different… We kind want to make it like so we can have different people, like different bass players, different drummers, different singers, different people playing tambourine, whatever [laughs]. Like some sax guys… ‘oh, what’s that dude doing over there, he’s choking a goose!’ [imitates sax] [laughs].”
Fozzy frontman Chris Jericho has launched a KISS covers band called Kuarantine. The group, which also features bassist P.J. Farley (Trixter), guitarist Joe McGinness, and drummer Kent Slucher, will release their debut single, a cover of KISS’ “No, No, No”, on May 15.
During a recent appearance on the “Behind The Vinyl” podcast, Josh Rand (Stone Sour) revealed that he is working on a new project. The guitarist is currently auditioning singers for the band and is hoping to make an announcement later this year.
Rand said the following:
“As of right now, I have 12 songs musically done. Right now I’m looking at vocalists — different vocalists.”
“It definitely is different than what I think most people would expect. I decided if I was gonna do anything that I wanted it not to sound like STONE SOUR ’cause it’s going to, to some degree. So, a lot of it, half of these songs… I started playing — I shouldn’t say I started playing piano. I know how to edit a mini-piano, so I’m a great piano player now… But a lot of ’em are piano-based, and I’m running with it like that. And I’ve also started incorporating all these different instruments — all kinds of crazy percussion and stuff. ‘Cause I just wanted to have fun and be creative and not try to write the next ’30/30-150’ or have that pressure of trying to do that. So I’m just kind of running with it, and that’s where I’m at.”
“I’m off to a great start, I feel like, and so does the management and the label; everybody’s really liking the music. But till we actually put a voice on it… I’m looking at [various singers] right now — basically, they’re auditioning — and then we’ll go from there.”
Former Five Finger Death Punch drummer Jeremy Spencer has launched a new band called Psychosexual. The group features Spencer, aka “Devil Daddy,” on vocals, Crucifier on guitar, Astaroth on bass, and Volac on drums. The band are currently working on their debut album, “Torch The Faith,” and a video for the effort’s first single, “Let The Sin Begin,” can be found below: