Kayla Dixon (Witch Mountain) Joins Dress The Dead

Dress The Dead, the band featuring ex-Forbidden guitarist Craig Locicero, have announced the addition of singer Kayla Dixon (Witch Mountain) to the group. She is taking over for Peter Dolving (ex-The Haunted) who left the band in March 2017. A new song with Dixon on vocals, titled “There Goes The Sun,” can be heard below:

Locicero commented:

“We are happy and proud to announce Kayla Dixon as our new singer in Dress the Dead!

It has been a long and bumpy road getting to this point for a lot of reasons. The main thing is finding the right fit after losing Peter Dolving so unexpectedly. That took us by surprise, to say the least.

After many months of listening to submissions and not feeling we had the proper replacement, Kayla literally dropped out of the sky with a random text to me on October 9th. She basically said she was turned onto DtD through a mutual friend and loved our song ‘1969.’ She wanted an audition.

I had actually witnessed Kayla playing with her other band Witch Mountain almost a year to the day she texted me. I had literally walked away from watching her perform that night and thought to myself ‘That girl is going to be a STAR!’

At that same time, we’d already had Peter so there was no thought of ever having a chance to play and write music with Kayla. In fact, I never even saw myself being in a band with a female lead vocalist. Let alone a super Bad Ass like Kayla. We all could not be happier that it happened!

Fate is a strange beast and we can not always see what’s coming around the bend.

Needless to say when she arrived at our studio from Portland (where she lives) a few days later to audition, it completely knocked us sideways! From the very first note she sang with us every one of us played better. There was the excitement and chemistry we’d been looking for! Kayla was our new front-WOMAN and we had all found each other in the most appropriate and organic way possible. Through the appreciation and love of music. That’s what it’s ALL about.

Our first show with Kayla will be supporting the Killian on Command (All Bay Area thrash stars VIO-LENCE tribute) for the Sean Killian benefit at the the Midway in San Francisco on January 20th. It’s an honor to be included in such an important event to help our Bay Area Brother.

The first song we are releasing is called ‘There Goes The Sun.’ Produced by Robb Flynn and recorded by Zack Oren at Sharkbite Studious. It seemed appropriate as our first selection because it shows how massively diverse Kayla is. This girl can hit ALL the gears, intensity, emotion, guttural, melodic and every register. Kayla simply has it all and TGTS shows it.

Now DtD can finally be a band again. Grow together, play shows, record our music and find the home that best fits us.

It’s really all we ever wanted and it’s an exciting time.

Please share ‘There Goes The Sun’ with all of your friends. Let them know Dress the Dead is alive and well!

Cheers!

Craig Locicero”

Dixon added:

“A mutual friend reached out to me about Dress the Dead. One of my first thoughts was, ‘I don’t know if I’m ready or even at an appropriate talent level to be replacing someone like Peter Dolving for these guys.’ I’d battled with the idea in my head for several months before finally reaching out. I had listened to and loved 1969 but what really hit me hard was when I heard the other songs that are still unreleased that they sent me. I had no idea how musically diverse this band would turn out to be!”

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Stone Temple Pilots Officially Recruit Former “X Factor” Singer Jeff Gutt As Their New Frontman

Stone Temple Pilots have officially welcomed former “X Factor” contestant Jeff Gutt to the band as their new vocalist. The group confirmed the news to Eddie Trunk during a SiriusXM special, which aired tonight (November 14). Gutt has been working with the band on a new album and the first single “Meadow” has been released to radio, with an online release coming soon. The singer will make his live debut with Stone Temple Pilots at The Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA tonight as part of an invitation-only event for SiriusXM subscribers.

Stone Temple Pilots Have Been “Making Music” With A New Singer

It is unknown who Stone Temple Pilots have recruited to join the band as their new singer, but they have been “making music” with the mysterious vocalist. Robert DeLeo told Rolling Stone the following:

“We’ve been working with someone — I don’t want to name names yet — and we’re making music. I don’t know if he’s well known or unknown; I don’t look at him as ‘well known.’ But we’re writing music and we’re hopefully looking at finishing a record and putting it out soon.”

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Amaranthe Officially Welcome Nils Molin (Dynazty) To The Band

Amaranthe have officially recruited Dynazty’s Nils Molin as their replacement for ex-vocalist Jake E. Olof Mörck commented:

“Great news! The AMARANTHE line-up is once again complete – and what an addition Nils Molin is! He was at the very top of the list for the male vocals position, and has already proved his worth on a number of shows with AMARANTHE across Europe. Nils is a born rockstar in every aspect yet with a natural sense of humility, and is certain to leave no fan disappointed! He has gathered a vast amount of experience together with DYNAZTY, and as such has honed his performance skills to perfection; since stepping in he is already a natural part of the line-up. Catch Nils on our upcoming European tour, or any of the planned shows for 2017 – and expect great things to come out of this soon!”

Westfield Massacre Welcome New Vocalist Seann Nicols (Ex-Quiet Riot, Etc.), Announce U.S. Tour

Westfield Massacre have announced the addition of vocalist Seann Nicols (ex-Quiet Riot, etc.) to their lineup. He will be taking over for Tommy Vext, who recently joined Bad Wolves.

Westfield Massacre commented:

“We are committed to fulfilling all obligations and promises we’ve made to our fans. We have secured the legal right to perform and do business as Westfield Massacre. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy for our fans to understand the internal workings of a band. We appreciate all of our fans support as we move forward and are anxious to deliver our record and get back on the road.”

Vext previously said that his departure was going to be amicable, but that doesn’t appear to be the case anymore with him posting the following:

“So my social media accounts have all been hacked and I’ve been blocked from #WestfieldMassacre’s pages and deleted from all the photos 😂

Looks like I’ll be leaking the new record on my private page in the next 48 hours.

Tag a friend who paid for the Kickstarter below to get the downloadable link as soon as it’s up
Vive la libération ! 🇫🇷🙈😂”

In other news, Westfield Massacre have also announced a U.S. tour:

07/07 Sacramento, CA – The Blue Lamp (with Desolate The Few)
07/08 Eureka, CA – Little Red Lion (with Desolate The Few)
07/09 Portland, OR – Rock Hard PDX (with Desolate The Few)
07/10 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven (with Desolate The Few)
07/11 Billings, MT – Railyard (with Desolate The Few)
07/12 Idaho Falls, ID – The Gem (with Desolate The Few)
07/13 Laguna Niguel, CA – The Karman Bar (with Firing All Cylinders & Desolate The Few)
07/14 Bell Gardens, CA – American Legion 465 (with Firing All Cylinders & Desolate The Few)
07/15 Scottsdale, AZ – Rockbar Inc (with Firing All Cylinders)
07/16 Albuquerque, NM – The Jam Spot (with Firing All Cylinders)
07/18 Springfield, MO – Regency Live (with Firing All Cylinders)
07/19 Warren, MI – The Ritz (with Firing All Cylinders)
07/20 Gates, NY – Pineapple Jacks (with Firing All Cylinders)
07/21 Wilmington, DE – Bar XIII (with Firing All Cylinders)
07/23 Elmhurst, NY – Blackthorn 51 (with Firing All Cylinders)
07/24 Providence, RI – Fete Lounge (with Firing All Cylinders)
07/25 Harrisonburg, VA – The Golden Pony (with Firing All Cylinders)
07/26 Fayetteville, NC – Drunk Horse Pub (with Firing All Cylinders)
07/28 Braidwood, IL – Top Fuel Saloon (with Firing All Cylinders)
07/30 Houston, TX – BFE Rock Club (with Firing All Cylinders)
08/01 Omaha, NE – Shamrock’s Pub & Grill (with Firing All Cylinders)
08/02 Englewood, CO – Moe’s BBQ (with Firing All Cylinders)

Starkill Officially Welcome Vocalist Sarah Lynn Collier To The Band, Announce North American Tour

Starkill have officially welcomed vocalist Sarah Lynn Collier the band. With this news, the group have also announced a North American tour.

Tour Dates:

06/28 Lemoyne, PA – The Champ
06/29 Providence, RI – Fete Music Lounge
06/30 Queens, NY – Blackthorn 51
07/01 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
07/02 Ville de Quebec, QC – L’Anti
07/03 Montreal, QC – Piranha Bar
07/04 Toronto, ON – Coalition
07/05 Westland, MI – The Token Lounge
07/07 Janesville, WI – The Back Bar
07/09 Winnipeg, MB – Pyramid Cabaret
07/11 Regina, SK – The Exchange
07/13 Calgary, AB – Dickens
07/14 Edmonton, AB – Brixx