Billie Joe Armstrong Writing New Green Day Songs In Quarantine

Since virtually everyone is stuck at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, Billie Joe Armstrong has been using his time to work on new Green Day music. He told Kerrang! the following:

“I’ve been writing a lot of music, and I had all these melodies in my head, so I wrote, like, six songs since all of this has been going on. I don’t know when I can get together with Mike and Tré, but I told them to make sure that they’re quarantined for now, and then I hope down the road we can get back in the studio with [Father Of All… producer] Butch Walker.”

Ill Niño Finishing Up New Songs

Ill Niño are currently finishing up three new songs that they are planning to release in the near future. The band revealed the news on Facebook:

“What’s up familia, we hope you’re all staying safe, during this crazy Pandemic. Hats off and thank you yo all the healthcare workers, selflessly taking care of us. ILL NIÑO is hard at work putting finishing touches on 3 new songs, that we will be putting out in the next couple of weeks. Details on that to come. Stay safe.”

Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance) Shares Previously Unreleased Solo Songs

Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance) has shared four previously unreleased tracks including: “Welcome To The Hotel,” “Success!,” “Crate Amp,” and “Phoning It In.” You can find those below, along with an Instagram post from Way in which he explained his reasoning for sharing the songs.

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Hey all, with all this uncertainty I just wanted to start uploading some unreleased stuff. Just so people can check it out and have something to listen to. Just felt like sharing. I think I have a bunch of this stuff, as Doug and I have been recording little bits here and there over the years. Some of these, like Phoning It In, were things that I planned on releasing as singles, and I may still do that at some point when I finish them, but I figured why not. It feels good to share. Who knows if some of this stuff would have ever come out? Oh yeah, the music is on my soundcloud, which I haven’t really used in ages. The link is in my linktree, along with a link to the Covid-19 Response Fund. In case you are wondering, this is a picture of my vocal cords, from when I went to see the ear/nose/throat doc before embarking on this my chem journey, to make sure everything was in order. He said, “It’s a little red, but looking good”. I’m calling all of this stuff Distraction Or Despair, since that seems to be the two things I keep shifting between. Probably a lot of other people too. But I think only some of the tracks are tied to an “album” of that name. I’m just winging it, keeping it casual. May add some notes to the tracks. Hope everyone is safe and healthy. Rock on.

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Ville Valo (HIM) Releases New EP “Gothica Fennica Vol. 1”

Ville Valo (HIM) has released a new EP titled “Gothica Fennica Vol. 1.” The effort was released under the moniker VV and it features three songs: “Salute The Sanguine,” “Run Away From The Sun,” and “Saturnine Saturnalia.”

The Acacia Strain Release New EP “E”

The Acacia Strain have released a new EP titled “E.“ The effort comes with two new songs including “Solace And Serenity” and “The Lucid Dream“ (feat. Mortality Rate’s Jess Nyx). You can stream those below and pre-order a 7” vinyl pressing of “E” HERE. Vincent Bennett commented:

“I’ve been a fan of Jess since Judiciary introduced me to her voice, and I’m extremely happy to have her on a song. Solace, serenity — enter the lucid dream. The second chapter is here. We descend further and further into our own undoing.”

Alkaline Trio Release New EP

Alkaline Trio have digitally released a new EP simply titled “E.P.” The effort comes with three tracks, “Minds Like Minefields,” “Radio Violence,” and “Smokestack,” and it can be streamed below. You can also pre-order a limited edition 7″ featuring “Minds Like Minefields” and “Radio Violence” HERE. Matt Skiba commented:

“With the tour postponed and the current state of the world, we feel and hope that some new music will help people transcend the uncertainty and possible fear they might be feeling, if even for a few minutes. Music has always had a way of helping us all cope with unpleasant times. We can only hope that ours can do the same for our fans on some level. We hope you enjoy the songs.”

DED Release New EP “Mannequin Eyes”

DED have released a new EP titled “Mannequin Eyes.” The effort comes with two new songs, “A Mannequin Idol (Lullaby)” and “Eyes Sewn Shut,“ both of which can be found below. Frontman Joe Cotela commented:

“The new music is about clarity through suffering and the frustration that comes with knowing that everyone can be better than they are – that I can be better than I am, because change starts with yourself. We want people to strive and try and be conscious of the things they consume, the way they act, the things they share and celebrate, and the way they live their life – to understand how that all affects their soul and what their legacy is going to be.”