Polyphia Premiere “Playing God” Music Video, Announce North American Tour

Polyphia have premiered a new video for their new song “Playing God.” You can check that out below:

In other news, the group have also announced a North American tour with Unprocessed and Death Tour:

07/28 Houston, TX – House of Blues
07/29 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
07/30 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Heaven)
08/02 Charlotte, NC – The Underground
08/03 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live!
08/04 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
08/05 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
08/06 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
08/08 New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
08/09 Montreal, QC – Club Soda
08/10 Toronto, ON – Opera House
08/11 Detroit, MI – The Majestic
08/12 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
08/14 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
08/15 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
08/16 Lawrence, KS – The Granada Theatre
08/18 Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre
08/19 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
08/20 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
08/22 Vancouver, BC – Imperial
08/23 Portland, OR – Hawthorne
08/24 Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
08/26 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
08/27 Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theatre
08/28 Pomona, CA – The Glasshouse
08/31 Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Theatre
09/02 Fort Worth, TX – Ridglea Theatre
09/03 Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live

Jason Richardson (All That Remains), Luke Holland (Ex-The Word Alive), & Tim Henson (Polyphia) Premiere Music Video For New Song “Upside Down”

Jason Richardson (All That Remains), Luke Holland (ex-The Word Alive), and Tim Henson (Polyphia) have premiered a new video for their new song “Upside Down.” Richardson said the following about that:

“I’m very excited about how this collaborative effort with Tim turned out. I can definitely say that this song is pretty unique compared to all the songs that Luke Holland and I have released with this project. This song is for sure a bit of a ride. It covers everything from film scoring elements, shred guitar, classical guitar, groove and even a little stab at some EDM! It’s a fun one.”

Wage War, Kublai Khan, Hawthorne Heights, Etc. Added To 2022 So What?! Music Festival

Wage War, Lil Skies, Mod Sun, Pouya, State Champs, Hail The Sun, Rebecca Black, Kublai Khan, Hawthorne Heights, Big K.R.I.T., and Oxymorrons have all been added to the 2022 So What?! Music Festival. That event will take place at Choctaw Stadium in Arlington, Texas on May 27-29 and the updated daily lineups can be seen in the below poster:

Jason Richardson (All That Remains), Luke Holland (Ex-The Word Alive), & Tim Henson (Polyphia) To Release New Song “Upside Down” This Month

Jason Richardson (All That Remains), Luke Holland (Ex-The Word Alive), and Tim Henson (Polyphia) have joined forces for a new song titled “Upside Down.” A music video for the track will be released on February 18.

Trivium, All That Remains, Polyphia, Etc. Members Take Part In Fourth “The Biggest Shred Collab Song In The World”

YouTuber Jared Dines has released his fourth “Biggest Shred Collab Song In The World.” The track features the following: Jason Richardson (All That Remains), Ichika Nito (Ichikoro), TheDooo, Rob Scallon, Nik Nocturnal, Michael Angelo Batio (Nitro), Davie504, Charles Berthoud, Dan Jacobs (Atreyu), Hayden Maringer (Evaride), Felix Martin, Scottie Lepage (Polyphia), Manuel Gardner Fernandes (Unprocessed), Jon Dretto, Cole Rolland, Hiram Hernandez, Stevie T, Angel Vivaldi, Matt Heafy (Trivium), Mikes Dimitri Baker (ex-Rings Of Saturn), Tyler Larson, Ola Englund (The Haunted), Charlie Parra Del Riego, Rabea Massaad (Dorje), Oni Hasan, and Marcin Patrzalek. Dines commented:

“Thank you to everyone who joined in and took the time out of their busy lives to be part of the 4th installment of the biggest shred collab series! I tried to get a lot more, alas some people said no and some people were simply too busy to make it happen! Be sure to follow the players you enjoyed and show them love and support! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!”

I Prevail, Parkway Drive, Simple Plan, Sum 41, Etc. Set For 2022 So What?! Music Festival

The lineup has been revealed for next year’s So What?! Music Festival. The event will take place at Choctaw Stadium in Arlington, Texas on May 27-29 and the daily lineups can be found below.

Lineup:

May 27: I Prevail, Parkway Drive, The Ghost Inside, Alexisonfire, Hatebreed, Knocked Loose, Sleeping With Sirens, Bleeding Through, Born Of Osiris, Carnifex, Crown The Empire, Lorna Shore, Polyphia, Stick To Your Guns, Suicide Silence, AngelMaker, Chamber, Distant, Dropout Kings, Escape The Fate, Fire From The Gods, The Acacia Strain, The Black Dahlia Murder, Veil Of Maya, Gideon, He Is Legend, If I Die First, Jynx, Left To Suffer, New Years Day, Omerta, Signs Of The Swarm, Spite, The Callous Daoboys, The Word Alive, Traitors, UnityTX, Upon A Burning Body, and Volumes.

May 28: Blackbear, Simple Plan, Sum 41, 3OH!3, Grandson, The Maine, Against The Current, Maggie Lindemann, Nothing,Nowhere, Poorstacy, Set It Off, Stand Atlantic, Belmont, Bilmuri, Blackstarkids, Cemetery Sun, Chad Tepper, Concrete Castles, First And Forever, Girlfriends, Heart Attack Man, John Harvie, Keep Flying, Lil Aaron, Point North, Tramp Stamps, Tyler Posey, and With Confidence.

May 29: 2 Chainz, Rae Sremmurd, 24kGoldn, Snot, Princess Nokia, Trippie Redd, Tyga, Waka Flocka Flame, Bankrol Hayden, Cochise, IDK, Jasiah, Lil Darkie, Paris Texas, 10k.Caash, 22GZ, Boobie Lootaveli, Father, Freddie Dredd, Haarper, Kah-Lo, Kay Flock, Ken Carson, Kidd Kenn, Kodoku, Kxllswxtch, Lancey Foux, Lil Gnar, Matt Ox, Midwxst, Oliver Francis, OmenXIII, Ppcocaine, Rich Dunk, Robb Bank$, Savage Ga$p, SSGKOBE, Stunna 4 Vegas, Travie Mccoy, and YNG Martyr.

Polyphia To Replace Animals As Leaders On Dance Gavin Dance, Veil Of Maya, Etc. Tour

Animals As Leaders have dropped off their upcoming tour with Dance Gavin Dance, Veil Of Maya, Eidola, and Wolf & Bear. Polyphia will be taking their place. Animals As Leaders issued the following statement:

“Due to unforeseen circumstances, we will be withdrawing ourselves from the Dance Gavin Dance ‘Afterburner Tour‘. Apologies to any fans who were planning on seeing us on the tour, but we’ll be returning to all these cities on a scheduled headline tour with new music for next year.

Tour Dates:

09/07 Portland, OR – McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
09/08 Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo
09/10 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
09/11 Hollywood, CA – Hollywood Palladium
09/13 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
09/15 Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom
09/16 Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre
09/17 Minneapolis, MN – Fillmore Minneapolis
09/18 Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Ballroom
09/19 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
09/21 Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
09/22 Columbus, OH – Express Live!
09/23 Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Riverworks
09/24 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
09/25 Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple Theatre
09/27 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
09/29 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
09/30 Boston, MA – House Of Blues
10/01 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
10/02 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
10/03 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
10/05 Lake Buena Vista, FL – House Of Blues
10/06 St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
10/08 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
10/09 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
10/10 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
10/12 Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory
10/13 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
10/14 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
10/15 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Event Center
10/16 Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion
10/18 Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater
10/19 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
10/20 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl

Polyphia & Loathe Added To Architects’ North American Tour

Polyphia and Loathe have been added to Architects‘ fall North American tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

11/02 Los Angeles, CA – The Novo
11/03 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
11/05 Dallas, TX – Granada Theatre
11/06 San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theatre
11/08 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
11/10 Atlanta, GA – Heaven
11/11 Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome to Rockville
11/13 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
11/14 Norfolk, VA – The Norva
11/16 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
11/17 Washington, DC – The Fillmore
11/19 Boston, MA – House of Blues
11/20 New York, NY – Terminal 5
11/23 Montreal, QC – Olympia
11/25 Toronto, ON – Rebel
11/26 Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
11/27 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
11/28 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
11/30 Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe
12/01 Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
12/02 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue

Numerous Rock And Metal Guitarists To Take Part In Fundraiser For Jason Becker

Numerous rock and metal guitarists will be teaming up to raise money for legendary guitarist Jason Becker, who has been battling ALS for over 30 years. The fundraiser will take place throughout March and April and it will be hosted by DragonForce‘s Herman Li.

Here’s what the fundraiser will include:

“1) A livestream telethon-style fundraiser on Twitch: special guests will appear on Herman Li’s Twitch channel to play, jam and participate in fan-generated challenges with all money raised going directly to Jason’s medical trust. Over $13,000 has been raised so far. Visit Jasonbecker.com or twitch.tv/hermanli for a full schedule of livestream guests.

2) Artists will donate signed guitars, merch and other rare items which will be sold via a special Reverb shop to benefit Jason. Details to be announced.

3) Three of Jason’s most important guitars will be auctioned off later this year, including the guitars seen on the covers of “Perpetual Burn”, “Speed Metal Symphony” and the original “Numbers” guitar played by Eddie Van Halen. Details to be announced.”

Here’s the musicians that will be taking part:

  • Marty Friedman (ex-Megadeth)
  • Steve Vai
  • Joe Satriani
  • Steve Lukather (Toto)
  • Mark Tremonti (Alter Bridge, Tremonti)
  • John Petrucci (Dream Theater)
  • Kiko Loureiro (Megadeth)
  • Tosin Abasi (Animals As Leaders)
  • Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper)
  • Orianthi
  • Devin Townsend
  • David Ellefson (Megadeth)
  • Michael Angelo Batio
  • Guthrie Govan
  • Tim Henson (Polyphia)
  • Alex Skolnick (Testament)
  • Albert Lee
  • Matt Heafy (Trivium)
  • Zoltan Bathory (Five Finger Death Punch)
  • Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Sons Of Apollo, ex-Guns N’ Roses)
  • Satchel (Steel Panther)
  • John 5 (Rob Zombie)
  • Gus G (Firewind)
  • Nili Brosh (The Iron Maidens)
  • Jason Richardson (All That Remains)
  • The Dooo
  • Jared Dines
  • Ola Englund (The Haunted)
  • Steve Terreberry
  • Tyler Larson (Music is Win on YouTube)
  • Cole Rolland
  • Thomas McRocklin
  • Rusty Cooley
  • Mattias IA Eklundh (Freak Kitchen)
  • Sam Totman (DragonForce)
  • Chris Broderick (Act Of Defiance, ex-Megadeth)
  • Lari Basilio
  • Sophie Lloyd
  • Federico Mondelli and Fabiola Bellomo (Frozen Crown)
  • Alex Lee (Holy Grail)
  • Stevie Salas
  • Elliot Easton (The Cars)
  • Mika Tyyska
  • Daniel Dekay (Diemonds)
  • N&M Creation

Li commented:

“I’ve been a huge fan of Jason Becker since I was young, and it’s one of the biggest honors of my life to be able to help organize this tribute and raise money for him. I still have a Jason Becker poster in my studio in London. It’s been very inspiring to see everyone coming together to celebrate Jason.”

Becker added:

“I am so grateful for all the love and support everyone has given to me and my family. As far as selling my guitars being sad, and that I shouldn’t have to do it, I just want you to know that isn’t how I feel. It makes me happy to see others playing my music. I feel good about passing on my guitars, thinking they mean something to others. I can’t play them now, but other folks can. That’s a good thing. And, I want myself and my family not to have to worry about money, if possible. Thank you for all the love, I send it right back to you.”

Coheed And Cambria Reveal Final Lineup For Rescheduled “S.S. Neverender” Cruise

Coheed And Cambria have revealed the final lineup for their “S.S. Neverender” cruise. The event is scheduled to set sail from Miami, FL to Nassau, Bahamas on October 25-29 and it will feature the following: Coheed And Cambria, Taking Back Sunday, Saves The Day, The Dear Hunter, Touché Amoré, Cloud Nothings, Polyphia, Ho99o9, Thank You Scientist, Sheer Mag, Spiritbox, Torche, Fire Deuce, Weerd Science, Three, Hail The Sun, and Peelander-Z. “Emo Nite” and chef Graham Elliot will also take part as well.