Doro Shares Music Video For “In Heaven Mix” Of “Raise Your Fist In The Air”

Doro has premiered a new video for a new “In Heaven Mix” of her song “Raise Your Fist In The Air.” The singer said the following about the pop-leaning version of the track:

“This new version of ‘Raise Your Fist In The Air’ will surprise you for sure. The idea of the [ZDF music show ‘Music Impossible’] was to perform one of my songs in the style of another artist. And that was the amazing German pop star Mike Singer. So I re-imagined ‘Raise Your Fist In The Air’ in a soulful pop arrangement. Mike did a nice metal version of one of his songs. Then the audience decided the winner, and I won ☺️ It was incredibly difficult to find the right song for this format. Making a metal anthem sound pop yet cool was even harder. A real balancing act, which I think we managed very well.”

Cradle Of Filth’s Dani Filth Offers Update On The Band’s Collaboration With Ed Sheeran

Cradle Of Filth’s Dani Filth has shared an update on the band’s upcoming collaboration with Ed Sheeran. The frontman says the song is still not complete, but the pop singer has already “done some of it.”

Filth told Knotfest the following:

“We still have yet to finish our song with Ed Sheeran. He’s done some of it, but then he had a baby, and then he got obviously sidetracked with that and doing whatever Ed does, which is play massive shows around the globe. He’s not at our beck and call. But he is gonna finish it, he assures me. Actually, I spoke to him quite recently.”

He also added the following about release plans:

“[It will be released] when it’s finished. We don’t know when it’s coming out.”

Sheeran’s collaboration with Cradle Of Filth will follow his previous collaboration with Bring Me The Horizon.

[via Blabbermouth]

Red Fang, Osees, Magic Sword, Etc. Contribute To Dungeons & Dragons-Inspired Compilation “Spelljams”

Chris Funk (The Decemberists) has curated a new compilation album inspired by the Dungeons & Dragons game “Spelljammer: Adventures In Space.” The effort is titled “Spelljams” and it features Red Fang, Osees, Magic Sword, Lucius, Black Marble, Shabazz Palaces, and more. The compilation is available in various digital outlets and it can also be pre-ordered on vinyl.

“Spelljams” Track Listing:

01. Magic Sword – “Seeds Of Destruction”
02. Osees – “Arena Of Blood”
03. Reggie Watts – “Space Is A Place”
04. TEKE::TEKE – “Visible Lights”
05. Black Marble – “Far”
06. Mikaela Davis – “Left Hand Path”
07. Lucius – “Love Is The Disaster”
08. Penny & Sparrow – “Xedalli”
09. Y La Bamba – “Moon Dancer”
10. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – “Light Of Xaryxis”
11. MonoNeon – “Spacefighters”
12. Cardioid & Pink Paint – “Crystalline Climbers”
13. Devon Gilfillian – “Me And The Moon”
14. Red Fang – “Endless Sea”
15. Nolan Potter’s Nightmare Band – “Ghost Of The Nautiloid”
16. Deru & Arooj Aftab – “Forgotten Land”
17. Wizard Of Waz – “Topolah’s Song”
18. Califone – “Chaotic.Evil.Astral.Elves”
19. Shabazz Palaces – “The Door To Endlessness”

Funk commented:

“Helping facilitate bringing this world to life through music and the amazing artists’ visions that were selected was an honor of a lifetime. I am of the opinion when people think of Dungeons & Dragons that there is a preconceived underscore of what these worlds might sound like. With this bold return to Spelljammer we were excited to push the boundaries deep into Wildspace, working with artists from diverse musical backgrounds that could challenge what music in the multiverse of the world’s greatest roleplaying game might sound like. Each artist was given a character or plot prompt from the storyline, then challenged to write an original composition based on Light of Xaryxis. We hope you enjoy the result!”

Metallica To Perform At 2022 Global Citizen Festival

Metallica will be performing at this year’s Global Citizen Festival. The event will take place at Central Park in New York, NY on September 24 and it will also feature: Charlie Puth, Jonas Brothers, Måneskin, Mariah Carey, Mickey Guyton, and Rosalía. More details can be found HERE.

Korn’s James “Munky” Shaffer Guests On XHOANA X’s New Song “GIRLGUN”

XHOANA X has teamed up with her brother-in-law, Korn guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer, for a new song titled “GIRLGUN.” The track, which also features Chris Hunt, can be streamed below:

Nita Strauss Joins Demi Lovato’s Touring Band

Nita Strauss (ex-Alice Cooper, etc.) has joined Demi Lovato’s touring band. The guitarist recently made her live debut with Lovato during a performance of “Substance” on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!.” You can find official footage of that below. The track will appear on Lovato’s new album “Holy Fvck,” which is set to be released on August 19.

Bring Me The Horizon’s Oli Sykes Guests On Alice Longyu Gao’s New Song “Believe The Hype”

Alice Longyu Gao has teamed up with Bring Me The Horizon’s Oli Sykes for a new song titled “Believe The Hype.“ You can find an official video for that track below. Gao said the following about the single:

“I am an inventor. I am the type of artist that people need to enjoy the awesomeness in person. I am creating exceptional art, and I have to use 95 per cent of my time to fight to be heard, to be seen, and to perform. At the end of the day I just want to make great art that lasts, that nurtures everyone, that heals me. However living in this capitalistic world gives me way too much anxiety, discrimination, and exhaustion. ‘Believe The Hype‘ is a temporary pill for myself to deal with all of that.”

Judas Priest Among 2022 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees

Judas Priest are set to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame this year. The ceremony will be held on November 5 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA and the other inductees include: Pat Benatar, Duran Duran, Eminem, Eurythmics, Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, Carly Simon, Harry Belafonte, Elizabeth Cotten, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Allen Grubman, Jimmy Iovine, and Sylvia Robinson.

Judas Priest’s Rob Halford told Billboard the following:

“The other day I was just noodling on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame site … and when you look at the list of talent in there, it’s absolutely extraordinary. It’s a very, very important institution for recognizing various people that have been in music since music began, right from the beginning of rock ‘n’ roll. To be part of that is, like, wow… And glory hallelujah, there’s another metal band in now. That’s the blessing we’ve all been waiting for.”

He also added the following about being inducted as part of the “Musical Excellence Award”:

“That’s totally unexpected. That’s just a very extra thrill to have that. They really look at you beyond the simple band that you are. They really dig deep as to this album and that album this song and that song. I think that really supports what we’ve always tried to do. I think it validates the real musical adventure that Judas Priest has been on since Rocka Rolla (in 1974).

We’re a band that has taken you through many, many different, many dimensions, of metal. We’ve always called ourselves a classic metal band, but we’re a hard band to pin down. One minute we can be your Turbo Lover and then we can be your Painkiller, and how amazing it is for a band to really search for those opportunities within the genre of heavy metal. So I think the acknowledgement of Musical Excellence is a really sweet addition.”

Halford also confirmed that several former members of the band will be included in the induction including K.K. Downing, Les Binks, and Dave Holland:

“They have every right to be a part of the event. I’m very pleased for everybody. There’s no bitterness. There’s no angst. There’s not that kind of stuff that’s lingering. If there is you have to push all that away. You have to push it to the side and just understand and accept and respect this wonderful opportunity and what it represents in terms of recognition and a celebration.”

Bring Me The Horizon, The All-American Rejects, Etc. Set For Emo Nite’s “New Orleans Vacation” Event

The initial lineup has been revealed for Emo Nite‘s “New Orleans Vacation.” The event will take place in New Orleans. LA on September 29 – October 2 and it will feature the following: Bring Me The Horizon, The All American Rejects, 100 Gecs, 3OH!3, State Champs, Fefe Dobson, and Pinkshift.

Underoath, Mammoth WVH, Candlebox, Etc. Pay Musical Tributes To The Late Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters)

Various artists have been honoring the late Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters) with special performances during their recent live shows. You can find some of those tributes below:

Underoath covering Foo Fighters’ “My Hero” for Hawkins in St. Petersburg, FL:

Mammoth WVH covering Foo Fighters “My Hero” for Hawkins in Boston, MA:

Candlebox covering Foo Fighters’ “Learn To Fly” for Hawkins in Dallas, TX:

Daughtry and Mark Tremonti (Alter Bridge, Creed) covering Foo Fighters’ “My Hero” for Hawkins in New Orleans, LA:

Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators dedicating “Starlight” to Hawkins in Orlando, FL:

Elton John dedicating “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me” to Hawkins in Des Moines, IA:

Liam Gallagher dedicating Oasis’ “Live Forever” to Hawkins in London, UK:

Aaron Lewis (Staind) dedicating “Kill Me Like You Love Me” to Hawkins in Laughlin, NV:

Miley Cyrus dedicating “Angels Like You” to Hawkins at Lollapalooza Brazil:

Joan Jett And The Blackhearts dedicating “Fragile” to Hawkins in Brookhaven, GA: