Here’s What Various Rock And Metal Musicians Wore For Halloween This Year

Halloween is officially over and a number of rock/metal artists have taken to social media to share pictures of the costumes they wore this year. You can check out a bunch of those below:

James Hetfield (Metallica):

Corey Taylor (Slipknot) & Alicia Taylor (Cherry Bombs):

Evanescence:

Brann Dailor (Mastodon):

Frank Iero (My Chemical Romance):

Taylor Momsen (The Pretty Reckless):

Charlie Benante (Anthrax) & Carla Harvey (Butcher Babies):

Jay Weinberg (Slipknot):

James “Munky” Shaffer (Korn):

Zach Myers (Shinedown):

Keith Buckley (ex-Every Time I Die):

Jordan Buckley (ex-Every Time I Die):

Alan Cassidy (The Black Dahlia Murder):

Dave Davidson (Revocation):

Butcher Babies:

Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park):

Seether:

Lorna Shore:

Theory Of A Deadman:

Jonny Hawkins (Nothing More):

Kaleido:

Lena Scissorhands (Infected Rain):

James Iha (Smashing Pumpkins):

Mike Wengren (Disturbed):

Wes Borland (Limp Bizkit):

Nothing More Premiere “Best Times” Music Video

Nothing More have premiered a new video for their new song “Best Times.” This track is from the band’s newly released album “Spirits.” Jonny Hawkins commented:

“This song is a living reminder to live in the now. Often the best times of our lives escape us, unrecognized and unappreciated in the moment. It’s not until time passes that our mind reveals what our heart always knew.”

Nothing More Premiere “You Don’t Know What Love Means” Music Video

Nothing More have premiered a new video for their new song “You Don’t Know What Love Means.” This track is from the band’s new album “Spirits,” which will be released on October 14. Vocalist Jonny Hawkins commented:

“We’re glad this song is finally getting out there so we can dig into the emotional and intimate side of the album. The lyrics and tone of this one feels like it hits in a similar way that ‘Go To War’ and ‘Jenny’ did. It’s going to feel huge playing this next one on tour.”

Nothing More Digitally Release Extended Version Of “Tired Of Winning / Ships In The Night”, Announce “Spirits Vol. 1” Graphic Novel

Nothing More have digitally released an extended version of their song “Tired Of Winning / Ships In The Night.” The track will appear on the band’s new album “Spirits“ (out October 14) and the soundtrack for the upcoming film “The Retaliators” (out September 14).

In other news, the band have also announced that they have teamed up with Z2 Comics for a new graphic novel titled “Spirits Vol. 1.” The book, which was written by Dan Watters and illustrated by Christian Rosado, is expected to be released in spring 2023. Jonny Hawkins commented:

“The comic book focuses on four of the Spirit Types. As we were making the album, I came up with the concept for the Spirits Test. Imagine if the zodiac had a baby with the Meyers Briggs personality test, and that baby came out with a fascination with cryptic iconography and metal music… that is this test. Each of us has a Spirit Type and this comic book is an artistic expression of how those Spirit Types come to life in a world very much like our own.”

Mark Vollelunga added:

“I set forth on this collaboration with Z2 comics, and our manager, Will Hoffman, with the idea to expand the Nothing More world and allow the reader to dive deeper down the rabbit hole and elaborate on what these Spirit Types mean; where they came from and why they exist. We wanted to write stories that invoke a compelling sense of empathy and wonder while maintaining a very personal connection to Nothing More songs.

Dan Watters was the perfect dude for the job. He’s such a brilliant, captivating writer. Both of us shared inspiration from shows like The OA and Sense 8 and we wanted to accentuate the differences all people have when something in your life wrecks you… and that even though these differences may seem polarizing, we all still need each other. It’s because of these differences that you learn to survive and grow. This story shows that great strength and mutual respect come to those who learn how to embrace one another despite such differences.”

Suicide Silence, D.R.U.G.S., Etc. Added To 2022 Louder Than Life Festival

Suicide Silence, D.R.U.G.S., Joey Valence & Brae, and Silly Goose have been added to this year’s Louder Than Life festival. The event will take place at the Highland Festival Grounds at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, KY on September 22-25 and it will now feature the following:

September 22: Nine Inch Nails, Evanescence, Bring Me The Horizon, Halestorm, Tenacious D, Yungblud, Highly Suspect, Ministry, Nothing More, Spiritbox, Apocalyptica, Ho99o9, New Years Day, Lilith Czar, Dorothy, Plush, Maggie Lindemann, Taipei Houston, Royal & The Serpent, Giovannie And The Hired Guns, The Dead Deads, Mothica, Superbloom, and Eva Under Fire.

September 23: Slipknot, Shinedown, Lamb Of God, Mastodon, In This Moment, Meshuggah, Clutch, GWAR, In Flames, Baroness, Helmet, Crown The Empire, Poorstacy, Amigo The Devil, DED, All Good Things, Vended, Mike’s Dead, Suicide Silence, Orbit Culture, The Luka State, Ego Kill Talent, Aeir, and Archetypes Collide.

September 24: KISS, Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, Chevelle, Ghostemane, Jerry Cantrell, Dance Gavin Dance, Body Count, Theory Of A Deadman, Sevendust, Pop Evil, We Came As Romans, Airbourne, Cherry Bombs, Ill Niño, Tetrarch, D.R.U.G.S., Redlight King, Wargasm, Trash Boat, The Alive, Solence, Dropout Kings, Bloodywood, and Silly Goose.

September 25: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Alice In Chains, Incubus, Papa Roach, Architects, The Pretty Reckless, Bad Religion, Action Bronson, Jelly Roll, The Struts, Dirty Honey, Anti-Flag, The Joy Formidable, Bayside, Oxymorrons, Carolesdaughter, The Warning, Crown Lands, Radkey, The Mysterines, The Native Howl, Shaman’s Harvest, Joey Valence & Brae, and As You Were.

Jason Hook (Ex-Five Finger Death Punch) To Debut New Band On 2023 ShipRocked Cruise

Jason Hook (ex-Five Finger Death Punch) has officially confirmed that his new solo project will be called Hook. The band are currently scheduled to make their live debut on the 2023 ShipRocked Cruise. That event will take place aboard the Carnival Magic on January 22-28 as it sails from Port Canaveral, Florida with stops at Half Moon Cay in The Bahamas, Grand Turk in the Turks & Caicos Islands, and Amber Cove in the Dominican Republic.

Here’s the updated ShipRocked lineup:

  • Falling In Reverse
  • Parkway Drive
  • Afterlife
  • Ayron Jones
  • Bad Omens
  • Bones UK
  • Brkn Love
  • Dropout Kings
  • D.R.U.G.S.
  • Fame On Fire
  • Giovannie And The Hired Guns
  • Grandson
  • Hook
  • Islander
  • Jeris Johnson
  • Lacey Sturm
  • Lilith Czar
  • Memphis May Fire
  • Motionless In White
  • Nonpoint
  • Nothing More
  • Nova Twins
  • Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
  • Skillet
  • Suicidal Tendencies
  • The Standstills
  • Wage War
  • Wargasm
  • Zero 9:36

The following artists will also perform as part of The Stowaways all-star band:

  • Alecia “Mixi” Demner (Stitched Up Heart)
  • Andy Wood
  • Angela Lese (ex-The Dead Deads)
  • Carly Smithson (We Are The Fallen)
  • Chad Nicefield (ex-Wilson)
  • Corey Glover (Living Colour)
  • Craig Mabbitt (Escape The Fate)
  • Dameon & Gabe Aranda (Aranda)
  • Davey Suicide
  • David Ellefson (ex-Megadeth)
  • Emily Armstrong (Dead Sara)
  • Hyro The Hero
  • Joey Morrow (Badflower)
  • Keith Wallen (Breaking Benjamin)
  • Leo Moracchioli (Frog Leap Studios)
  • Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God)
  • Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses)
  • Sahaj Ticotin (RA)

“The Retaliators” To Be Released In September

“The Retaliators” is officially set to hit theaters on September 14. That movie stars Michael Lombardi (“Rescue Me”), Marc Menchaca (“Ozark”), and Joseph Gatt (“Dumbo”) and it will also include appearances from members of Mötley Crüe, Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach, Ice Nine Kills, From Ashes To New, and more.

Here’s a synopsis:

“In ‘The Retaliators,’ an upstanding pastor uncovers a dark and twisted underworld as he searches for answers surrounding his daughter’s brutal murder. A high-octane original soundtrack and cameos from some of the biggest names in rock music set the tone as this horror-thriller reveals a game of revenge played using a new set of rules.”

Furthermore, the details have also been revealed for the film’s official soundtrack. The record will be released on September 16 and it will feature the following tracks:

01. Papa Roach – “The Ending”
02. The HU – “This Is Mongol”
03. Eva Under Fire – “Blow” (feat. Spencer Charnas)
04. From Ashes To New – “Scars That I’m Hiding” (feat. Anders Fridén)
05. Asking Alexandria – “Faded Out” (feat. Within Temptation)
06. Tommy Lee – “Tops” (feat. Push Push)
07. Classless Act – “Classless Act” (feat. Vince Neil)
08. Five Finger Death Punch – “Darkness Settles In”
09. Nothing More – “Tired Of Winning”
10. Crossbone Skully – “Evil World Machine”
11. The HU – “Wolf Totem” (feat. Jacoby Shaddix)
12. Bad Wolves – “If Tomorrow Never Comes” (feat. Spencer Charnas)
13. Cory Marks – “Burn It Up”
14. Hyro The Hero – “Who’s That Playing On The Radio?” (feat. Mick Mars and Danny Worsnop)
15. Cory Marks – “Blame It On The Double” (feat. Tyler Connolly and Jason Hook)
16. All Good Things – “For The Glory” (feat. Hollywood Undead)
17. From Ashes To New – “Barely Breathing”
18. Mötley Crüe – “The Retaliators Theme (21 Bullets)” (feat. Ice Nine Kills, Asking Alexandria, and From Ashes To New)

Judas Priest, Bullet For My Valentine, Jinjer, Etc. Drop Off 2022 Aftershock Festival, Danzig, In Flames, Etc. Added

Judas Priest, Bullet For My Valentine, Jinjer, If I Die First, and Nita Strauss have all dropped off of this year’s Aftershock Festival. Danzig, Joey Valence & Brae, In Flames, Prong, and Set It Off will now be taking their places. The event will take place at Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA on October 6-9 and the updated daily lineups can be found below:

October 6: Slipknot, Rob Zombie, Evanescence, Stone Temple Pilots, Killswitch Engage, Bad Religion, Ghostemane, Nothing More, Ice Nine Kills, Alexisonfire, Code Orange, Fever 333, Crown The Empire, Royal And The Serpent, Poorstacy, Prong, Taipei Houston, Dead Sara, Cherry Bombs, Vended, Solence, Superbloom, and Eva Under Fire.

October 7: KISS, Danzig, Lamb Of God, Chevelle, Falling In Reverse, Meshuggah, Clutch, Motionless In White, Spiritbox, GWAR, In Flames, Apocalyptica, Helmet, Jeris Johnson, Joey Valence & Brae, Aeir, Crossfaith, Set It Off, Against The Current, Wargasm, Mike’s Dead, Nemophila, Orbit Culture, and Archetypes Collide.

October 8: My Chemical Romance, Papa Roach, A Day To Remember, Halestorm, Yungblud, The Distillers, Theory Of A Deadman, Beartooth, City Morgue, Thursday, Enter Shikari, Thrice, The Chats, Airbourne, Lilith Czar, Zeal & Ardor, Ho99o9, Point North, Trash Boat, Mothica, Ego Kill Talent, Crooked Teeth, and As You Were.

October 9: Muse, Shinedown, Bring Me The Horizon, Architects, Action Bronson, The Pretty Reckless, The Interrupters, The Struts, Underoath, Jelly Roll, Dirty Honey, Zakk Sabbath, Bayside, New Years Day, Amigo The Devil, Carolesdaughter, The Warning, Maggie Lindemann, Band-Maid, The Mysterines, Bloodywood, The Alive, and Jared James Nichols.

Nothing More Premiere New Song “Spirits”

Nothing More have premiered a lyric video for the title track of their new album “Spirits.” That effort will be released on October 14.

Vocalist Jonny Hawkins commented:

“Isn’t it interesting that we give the same name to something holy and something wholly intoxicating? The song ‘Spirits‘ describes that very conundrum. When you drink liquor, it has been said that you are welcoming that pneuma (spirit) into your body. Most of us have seen and experienced how alcohol (or rather ‘al-ghawl,’ which means demon/spirit) can make us feel.

It’s almost as if we turn into someone else when too much of the spirit has been consumed. Sometimes it’s eye opening and can lead to wondrous life-changing conversations or bonds that would never normally happen…and sometimes it can lead to the exact opposite. It may turn us into Dr. Hyde’s Jekyll and cause us to do or say horrific things we would never normally do sober. Spirits are both a little bit heavenly and a little bit sick.”

“Spirits” Track Listing:

01. “Turn It Up Like (Stand In The Fire)”
02. “Tired Of Winning”
03. “Ships In The Night”
04. “You Don’t Know What Love Means”
05. “Don’t Look Back”
06. “The Other F Word”
07. “Face It”
08. “Best Times”
09. “Déjà Vu”
10. “Dream With Me”
11. “Neverland”
12. “Valhalla (Too Young To See)”
13. “Spirits”

Nothing More, Sleep Token, & Cherry Bombs Announce Three New Shows

Nothing More, Sleep Token, and Cherry Bombs have booked three new shows around their tour with In This Moment. Here’s the dates:

08/30 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
09/12 Knoxville, TN – The Concourse
10/16 Billings, MT – Pub Station (no Cherry Bombs)