Body Count, Trivium, Fit For An Autopsy, Etc. Members To Take Part In “We Can Do Better: Words From The Underground” Charity Event

Will Putney (Fit For An Autopsy, END) has announced a special livestreamed charity event for the American Civil Liberties Union. The virtual event, which is being called “We Can Do Better: Words From The Underground,” will take place on June 14 at 9am PDT/12pm EDT and it will find musicians, labels, producers, etc. taking part in discussions and various giveaways.

The following participants have been confirmed:

  • Ice-T (Body Count)
  • Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die)
  • Bryan Garris (Knocked Loose)
  • Matt Heafy (Trivium)
  • Kurt Ballou (Converge, God City)
  • Andrew Marsh (Thy Art Is Murder)
  • Tom Williams (Stray From The Path)
  • Scott Vogel (Terror)
  • Todd Jones (Nails)
  • Buddy Nielson (Senses Fail)
  • Alan Day and Dan O’Connor (Four Year Strong)
  • Josh Smith (Northlane)
  • Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves, God Forbid)
  • Anthony Martini (E-Town Concrete, Commission)
  • Patrick Sheridan (Fit For An Autopsy)
  • Brendan Garrone (Incendiary)
  • James Pligge (Harms Way)
  • Brendan Murphy (Counterparts, END)
  • Ethan Harrison (Great American Ghost)
  • Mark Lewis (Producer)
  • Anthony DiDio (Vein)
  • Monte Conner (Nuclear Blast)
  • Justin Louden (Closed Casket Activities)
  • Carl Severson (Ferret, Good Fight Music)
  • Equal Vision Records
  • Pure Noise Records
  • Nuclear Blast
  • Relapse Records
  • Closed Casket Activities
  • Good Fight Entertainment
  • Ferret Records
  • Liquid Metal
  • Metal Injection
  • Evil Greed

Putney commented:

“To be honest I was initially torn about doing this. The distaste and rage I have for our systemic issues in this country are more palpable than they ever have been. But I am NOT the voice of the oppressed, and I would never pretend to be.

What I can do is sit down with my fellow artists, friends, peers, and heroes alike and start a conversation about what we CAN do to support institutions for positive change, because something HAS to change. And the money that will roll in from this event will go to the experts. The ACLU. The Civil Rights organization that has fought for the purest form of free speech, justice, and equality for ONE HUNDRED YEARS (let one hundred years sink in for a second). The work that they are heavily involved in today aims to tackle these systemic issues.

The artists who will appear on this livestream come from different corners of life, different upbringings, different tax brackets. Naturally, some people are more comfortable expressing their opinions and beliefs to the public than others. I ask that you do not expect fire and brimstone from everyone, and do not scorn those who’d like to have a lighthearted conversation about music. The act of participating and donating sought after items to a worthy charity should be enough for you to understand their intentions.

This raffle will be one for the books. Extremely rare items, tons of merch, test presses and limited vinyl, music gear, it goes on and on. A lot of those involved are bringing something special and I truly thank them for parting with sacred items.

The link is live to start donating now. We will be announcing more details and giveaways soon.

http://www.soundrink.live

If you’d like to participate on any level just message me.

Go big or go home.”

Northlane Release “Alien” B-Side “Enemy Of The Night”

Northlane have released a new song titled “Enemy Of The Night.“ The track was recorded during the “Alien” sessions and it will appear on the new limited edition deluxe version of the album. That effort will be released on July 31 and it will also include an instrumental version of “Alien.” You can pre-order that on neon pink vinyl HERE. Marcus Bridge said the following about “Enemy Of The Night”:

“‘Enemy of the Night‘ was the last song to be completed and is personally my favorite song from the ‘Alien’ sessions. It has a similar storytelling style to [the song] ‘Freefall,’ as it recounts memories and experiences from my childhood of my father falling deeper into addiction and the desperate things people will do to satisfy those needs. Despite his best efforts, he was never able to beat his demons. This song is the missing piece to the ‘Alien’ puzzle and I can’t wait for everyone to hear it.”

Northlane Release New Documentary “Negative Energy”

Northlane have released a new documentary titled “Negative Energy.” You can watch that below. The band commented:

“Negative Energy is the story of a band on the brink of collapse. Filmed over the entire Alien cycle from recording to the end of the world tour and beyond. What you know about the obstacles this band and lead singer Marcus Bridge have faced only scratches the surface.”

Northlane Announce European/UK Tour

Northlane have announced a European/UK tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

06/13 Dublin, IRE – Sunstroke Festival
06/14 Donnington, UK – Download Festival
06/17 Copenhagen, DEN – Copenhell
06/18 Natz, ITA – Alpen Flair
06/19 Dessel, BEL – Graspop
06/20 Prague, CZE – Rock For People
06/22 Minsk, BEL – Brugge
06/23 Moscow, RUS – Pravda Club
06/24 St. Petersburg, RUS – Mod Club
06/26 Yesselsteyn, NET – Jera On Air
06/27 Munster, GER – Vainstream
06/28 Gräfenhainichen, GER – Full Force

Alter Bridge, Mastodon, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Etc. Added To UK Download Festival

Over 40 more bands have been added to the UK Download Festival. That event will take place at Donington Park on June 12-14 and the updated daily stage lineups can be found below.

June 12:

Main Stage:

KISS
Deftones
Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes
Black Veil Brides
Motionless In White
Theory Of A Deadman
Wayward Sons

Second Stage:

The Offspring
The Distillers
Airbourne
Lacuna Coil
Amaranthe
Hatari
The Glorious Sons

The Avalanche Stage:

The Menzingers
PUP
Tiny Moving Parts
Sleep Token
Gender Roles
Press Club
Wargasm

The Dogtooth Stage:

Electric Wizard
Blues Pills
British Lion
Will Haven
Bokassa
Tempt
Cellar Door Moon Crow
JJ Wilde

June 13:

Main Stage:

Iron Maiden
Alter Bridge
Gojira
The Pretty Reckless
The Raven Age

Second Stage:

Killswitch Engage
Mastodon
Daughtry
3 Doors Down
Bush
The Wildhearts
Stone Broken

The Avalanche Stage:

Funeral For A Friend
Employed To Serve
Holding Absence
Loathe
Puppy
Sullii
Blackout Problems

The Dogtooth Stage:

Sepultura
Obituary
Dying Fetus
Chelsea Grin
Fire From The Gods
Bleed From Within
Higher Power
Lotus Eater
Dead Label
Uncured

June 14:

Main Stage:

System Of A Down
Korn
Volbeat
BABYMETAL
Alestorm
Powerwolf
Thy Art Is Murder
Wage War

Second Stage:

Disturbed
The Darkness
Skillet
Baroness
Of Mice & Men
P.O.D.
Wednesday 13
The Laste Internationale

The Avalanche Stage:

Bowling For Soup
Lit
The Skints
Marianas Trench
Milk Teeth
The Hara
Cemetery Sun
Dead Posey

The Dogtooth Stage:

Periphery
Northlane
Haken
Polyphia
Twin Temple
SHVPES
Kill The Lights
Heavy Lungs
Modern Error
Renounced

Silent Planet Drop Off European Tour With Northlane, Void Of Vision, & Polaris

Silent Planet have been forced to drop off their European tour with Northlane, Void Of Vision, and Polaris. The band issued the following statement:

“Due to circumstances that are beyond our control, we will be dropping off the European leg of Northlane’s Alien world tour with Polaris and Void of Vision. This was not a decision that was made easily and we are deeply sorry to anyone who was looking forward to seeing us at one of these shows. Your continued support over the years means the world to us, as does your understanding in this current situation. We will see you soon. Thank you.”

Faith No More, Deftones, Etc. Set For 2020 Sunstroke Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Sunstroke Festival. The event will take place at the Punchestown Racecourse near Naas, Ireland on June 13-14 and it will feature the following: Faith No More, Deftones, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Gojira, Killing Joke, Black Veil Brides, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Neck Deep, Bowling For Soup, The Hu, Refused, At The Gates, Helmet, PUP, Skindred, While She Sleeps, Northlane, Fanclub, Dinosaur Pile-Up, The Scratch, Loathe, Bitch Falcon, Paranoid Visions, John, Thumper, Hot Milk, Vulpynes, Senzar, Tempt, Wargasm, Dead Label, Greyface, Chaos 8, and Slrydes.

Northlane To Film Upcoming Sydney Australia Show

Norhtlane have revealed that they will be celebrating their 10th anniversary by filming their October 11 show at the UNSW Roundhouse in Sydney, AUS. The band commented:

“Northlane was founded 10 years ago in the depths of Western Sydney. Sydney will always be our home. In celebration of our 10 Year Anniversary, we will be bringing in a Film and Audio crew to record our entire show at the UNSW Roundhouse on October 11. We’ve been wanting to do this for many years, but it never felt right until now.”