Be Well (Darkest Hour, Ex-Bane, Etc.) Release New Songs “Strength For Breath” & “Frozen“

Be Well (Darkest Hour, ex-Bane, etc.) have released two new songs, “Strength For Breath” and “Frozen.“ You can stream those below:

Megadeth May Release Several New Songs Before Their Upcoming European Tour

During a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Dave Mustaine talked a bit about the new material that Megadeth have been working on. According to him, the band may release two or more songs before their upcoming European tour with Five Finger Death Punch and Bad Wolves.

Mustaine said the band submitted “nine really crushing songs” to their management, before taking a break due to his throat cancer diagnosis, and that a number of the people that they talked to chose the same three tracks to release. He continued:

“All we need to do is get in the studio and capture them. We’ve got scratch drum tracks. We just have to get Dirk [Verbeuren, drums] to play through the songs once or twice and then it’s up to me and David [Ellefson, bass] and Kiko [Loureiro, lead guitar] to finish.”

He also shared a few working titles including “The Dogs of Chernobyl,” “Faster Than Anything Else,” and “Rattlehead, Part Two.” He then added the following when asked how many tracks they plan to release before hitting the road: “It might be two, it might be four.”

On top of that, Mustaine also revealed that he encouraged David Ellefson to write and sing on a ballad about their complicated relationship:

“I said to him, ‘What was the biggest song that KISS ever had?’ He goes, ‘Beth’. I said, ‘Yeah, we should write a song like ‘Beth’, where it’s a ballad and it’s just you singing it. I think you should write a song about what it’s like being in Megadeth with me, because I read all your lyrics, and I know that your lyrics are aimed at me. You’re upset. So why don’t you write about it?'”

“I’m going to try to work on it now for this record, and if it doesn’t get on this record, I’m going to try to work on it on the next record. Because it was actually really cool to see Ellefson writing something and hear him singing.”

Stitched Up Heart Premiere New Songs “This Skin” & “Dead Roses”

Stitched Up Heart have premiered two new songs, “This Skin” and “Dead Roses.” These tracks are from the band’s new album “Darkness,” which will be released on March 13. That effort can pre-ordered HERE. Mixi Demner told Alternative Press the following about the new songs:

“‘This Skin’ is written about being uncomfortable in your own skin. Hiding from the world so no one knows the real you.”

“‘Dead Roses’ is dedicated to [an] ex. It’s about a verbally and physically violent relationship. It wasn’t an easy story to tell. I just hope it helps somehow.”

Black Veil Brides Announce New Bassist, Release New EP “The Night”

Black Veil Brides have welcomed Lonny Eagleton to the band as a replacement for former bassist Ashley Purdy. Eagleton, who previously performed with frontman Andy Biersack as part of his Andy Black solo project, shared the following message on Twitter:

In other news, Black Veil Brides have also released a new EP titled “The Night” via Sumerian Records. The effort is the group’s first in a series of two-song EPs, which they are calling “duologies.” The tracks featured on “The Night“ include “Saints Of The Blood” and “The Vengeance.“ You can find official videos for those below:

Biersack said the following about the new songs during an interview with Alternative Press:

“With the feeling of nostalgia on this one, going back into the time when we were doing the re-record [of ‘We Stitch These Wounds‘], the idea was to add two songs that felt very much like the band that we were in the past and maybe strayed away from [and] return to that form.”

He also added the following about the band’s decision to release a series of EPs instead of recording a full album:

“Quite honestly, when you’ve been a band as long as we have and put out five full-length records, EPs and everything else, you want to do new stuff. I think this is a model that we’re really excited about, and moving forward, it’s a sustainable model that we can do, something that allows us to write songs together and release music, do music videos and artwork, bring it to people and say, ‘This is the new thing.’ And then half a year later, there’s another new thing.”

Cattle Decapitation Premiere “The Unerasable Past” Short Film, Stream “Death Atlas” Title Track

Cattle Decapitation have premiered a short film for their new song “The Unerasable Past.” This track is from the band’s new album “Death Atlas,” which will be released November 29. The title track of that effort is also available to stream below as well.

Travis Ryan said the following about the short film:

“When Wes [Benscoter] told me he would be down to do a music video for us, my jaw dropped. Having a music video that is completely married to the album artwork and color palette was something I had always wanted to do but never thought it could be a reality. As you can see from our lyrics, there’s not a lot of hope floating around, so when he offered up his creative hands for a music video, we snapped to it, and along the way, it became a much more formidable force by taking the form of a short film.

This worked perfectly, considering the last 12 minutes of the album not only make up two tracks that become one long emotional journey with enough monolithic peaks and valleys to rival the Andes of Argentina to the Rockies of Colorado, but the tracks themselves scream for such a treatment. The scope of the video matches the scope of the album ‘Death Atlas‘, which is meant to be listened to from beginning to the end in its entirety as is the video. Wes Benscoter has proven that he is a master of art, incorporating various mediums into one disastrously beautiful extinction-level art film.”

Benscoter added:

“I’ve never had any real interest in doing a music video until we started planning the photos for the album layout and I thought man, this could be a great opportunity to make the kind of film I like. Grim, atmospheric, and topical. Created with a mix of old-school practical effects, some digital tricks and an insane amount of sand and fog. I used every trick in the book to try to do justice to Cattle‘s apocalyptic nightmare soundtrack.”

Caspian Premiere New Song “Flowers Of Light”

Caspian have premiered a new song titled “Flowers Of Light.” This track is from the band’s new album “On Circles,” which will be released on January 24. The single is now available on streaming services, along with the digital-only b-side “Barfly.”

“On Circles” Track Listing:

01. “Wildblood”
02. “Flowers Of Light”
03. “Nostalgist” (feat. Kyle Durfey)
04. “Division Blues”
05. “Onsra”
06. “Collapser”
07. “Ishmael”
08. “Circles On Circles”

Philip Jamieson said the following about the new record:

“I’ve grown weary of reading about bands discuss the renewing, rehabilitative properties their most recent [album] has had on them. They incur corrosion, come close to running out of gas, descend into the dark abyss, and finally emerge on the other side with a record that has given them crystal clear perspective and a confident path forward. ‘On Circles‘ is not that record.”

Tour Dates:

11/16 Beverly, MA – The Cabot (matinee) (with the Losander Chamber Orchestra)
11/16 Beverly, MA – The Cabot (with the Losander Chamber Orchestra)
12/06 Chengdu, CHI – Zhenghuo Art Flame
12/08 Beijing, CHI – Tango 3F
12/10 Wuhan Shi, CHI – Vox Livehouse
12/11 Nanjing Shi, CHI – Space
12/12 Hangzhou, CHI – Mao Livehouse
12/13 Shanghai, CHI – Mao Livehouse
12/14 Shenzhen Shi, CHI – B10 Live
12/15 Guangzhou, CHI – T:Union
12/17 Tokyo, JAP – Koenji High
01/30 Los Angeles, CA – Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
01/31 Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge
02/01 San Diego, CA – The Casbah
02/03 Fresno, CA – Strummer’s
02/04 Felton, CA – Felton Music Hall
02/05 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
02/07 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
02/08 Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret
02/09 Seattle, WA – Neumos
02/11 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
02/12 Long Beach, CA – Long Beach Art Theatre
03/31 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
04/01 Buffalo, NY – Rec Room
04/05 Woodstock, NY – Colony
04/06 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
04/08 New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
04/09 Washington, DC – Black Cat
04/10 Richmond, VA – Gallery 5
04/11 Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle Tavern
04/12 Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall
04/14 Atlanta, GA – Aisle 5
04/15 Orlando, FL – The Abbey
04/17 Nashville, TN – Exit In
04/18 Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub & Billiard Concert Hall
04/19 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups

Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta Releases New Songs Featuring Trivium & Killswitch Engage Frontmen

Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta has released two new Jasta tracks including “When The Contagion Is You,” which features Trivium’s Matt Heafy, and “Strength To Draw The Line,“ which features Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach. Those songs are from his new album “The Lost Chapters: Volume 2,” which will be released on December 13.

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There’s a link in my bio to PRE-SAVE or PRE-ADD this heater!! It’s comin at you tonight at midnight EST tonight on @spotify & @applemusic or if you’re a @gasdigital subscriber you can hear this & 4 other #JASTA tracks under my bonus content page just make sure you’re logged in on your phone or tablet or computer web browser. @jesse_d_leach absolutely nailed this track and helped inspire the lyrics. Quick rant sorry for any misspellings & typos. I love a good story, it’s probably why I podcast. So imagine this as a sequel or a prequel to other tracks we’ve both written. It’s about & for the wild ones, the “crazies” so to speak. The creative wave makers and game changers who have all been dismissed along the way but vindicated in the end. At some point they had to “draw the line” to put a limit on what they will do or what they will allow happen if they view it is wrong or in the way of their process or limiting what they say or what they can create. The line is different for everyone and for some it is extremely hard to draw. To some it is just preserving their time & positive energy away from toxic elements. For others it’s maintaining our sanity through our creative process, work, school, jobs, collaborative efforts & family lives. It can be tough, so the song is tough! 🤘🏻😜 Some of us who have been dismissed as crazy or unreliable or irresponsible because our brain waves are different or we learn differently or take in information in ways other don’t. Some of us always felt & still feel out of step with the world sometimes and that’s ok! Think about all the awesome art, film, photographs, sculptures, albums, radio shows, books, comedy specials, architecture, tattoos or whatever you deem is art and the person or people behind it at some point had to have the “Strength To Draw The Line”. #LostChaptersVol2 #Jasta Dec. 13th! #KillswitchEngage #JesseLeach Pre-order at

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