Sepultura, Ex-KISS, Etc. Guitarists Cover The Police’s “Synchronicity II”

Bruce Kulick (ex-KISS, etc.), Joel Hoekstra (Whitesnake, etc.), Monte Pittman (ex-Prong, etc.), Andreas Kisser (Sepultura), Tommy Denander (Alice Cooper, etc.), David Palau (Bobby Kimball, etc.), Gabe Treiyer (Bobby Kimball, etc.), Gary O´Toole (Steve Hackett), Pablo Motyczak (Rata Blanca), and J.A.F. have teamed up for a quarantine cover of The Police’s “Synchronicity II.” The performance, which was organized by Gabe Treiyer, will also act as a fundraiser for the Red Cross to help out with COVID-19 relief efforts.

Treiyer commented:

“I’ve been thinking of a way to entertain and help at the same time those that are isolated because of the quarantine while staying at home, and maybe suffering the loss of a friend or family member.

So I decided to call some friends. I explained them what this was all about, and they jumped in inmediately.

Even though I’ve never been in touch with some of them, like Andreas or Monte, they are players that I really admire and follow and I’m really happy that they decided to join anyway. The idea is to give people some entertainment during this global pandemic period, and the ‘synchronicity’ concept of the song, translated as unity between us (musicians), all based around the globe, could send out a message of hope to other people during these difficult times, and also encouraging them as well to help others.”

Watch Footage Of Foo Fighters, Anthrax, Testament, Etc. Members Performing At 2020 Dimebash

The 2020 Dimebash was held at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA on January 16 and it included an all-star jam featuring members of Foo Fighters, Anthrax, Lamb Of God, Crowbar, Stone Sour, Testament, Act Of Defiance, Prong, Static-X, Vio-lence, Sepultura, and tons more. You can see some footage from the concert below:

Lamb Of God, Anthrax, Stone Sour, Etc. Members To Perform At 2020 Dimebash

The 2020 Dimebash will take place at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA on January 16. The concert, which is being held in honor of the late Dimebag Darrell (Pantera), will include an all-star jam featuring Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) as well as members of Accept, Act Of Defiance, Anthrax, Armored Saint, Bad Wolves, Bad Guys Wear Black, Broken Hope, Butcher Babies, Cody Jinks, Crowbar, Cypress Hill, Dylan Rose, Hatebreed, HELLYEAH, In Flames, In This Moment, Iron Maidens, Kill Devil Hill, King Diamond, King’s X, Kyng, Lamb Of God, Lita Ford, Pearl, Prong, Sebastian Bach, Sepultura, Stone Sour, The Haunted, Testament, and Tyr. Jose Mangin will host the event along with Riki Rachtman and WhiskeyDick will open. Tickets are available at dimebagdarrell.com.

Unearth Announce European/UK Tour With Prong & Dust Bolt

Unearth have announced a European/UK tour with Prong and Dust Bolt. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

02/14 Eindhoven, NET – Dynamo
02/15 London, UK – ULU
02/16 Hasselt, BEL – Muziekodroom
02/17 Nurnberg, GER – Hirsch
02/18 Munchen, GER – Backstage
02/19 Budapest, HUN – A38
02/20 Ostrava, CZE – Barak
02/21 Vienna, AUT – Arena
02/22 Milano, ITA – Legend Club
02/23 Aarau, SWI – Kiff
02/24 Saarbrucken, GER – Garage
02/25 Braunschweig, GER – Kufa
02/26 Oberhausen, GER – Kulttempel
02/27 Hamburg, GER – Bahnhof Pauli
02/28 Berlin, GER – SO36
02/29 Chemnitz, GER – AJZ

Prong Premiere New Song “End Of Sanity”

Prong have premiered a new song titled “End Of Sanity.” This track is from the band’s new EP “Age Of Defiance,” which will be released on November 29. Frontman Tommy Victor commented:

“‘End Of Sanity’ is a thrash/hardcore/crossover number in typical Prong style which I wrote especially for our American tour with Agnostic Front. If you’re into Prong, you’ll love this track.”

Prong Officially Reveal Details For New EP “Age Of Defiance”

Prong have officially revealed the details for their new EP “Age Of Defiance.” That effort will be released on November 29 and it will feature two new songs and three live tracks that were recorded during an April 2015 show at Huxley’s Neue Welt in Berlin, Germany.

“Age Of Defiance” Track Listing:

01. “Age Of Defiance”
02. “End Of Sanity”
03. “Rude Awakening” (Live)
04. “Another Worldly Device” (Live)
05. “Cut Rate” (Live)

Tommy Victor had the following to say about the new songs:

“Age Of Defiance“:

“[It’s] pretty unusual for Prong. It’s extremely powerful, with a great groove, haunting chorus, everything’s fresh and contemporary.”

“End Of Sanity“:

“[It’s] a thrash/hardcore/crossover number in typical Prong style which I wrote especially for our American tour with Agnostic Front. If you’re into Prong, you’ll love this track.”

Pre-orders can be found HERE and the first single “End Of Sanity” is expected to be released on October 25.

Prong To Release New EP “Age Of Defiance” In November

Prong will be releasing a new EP titled “Age Of Defiance” on November 29. The effort will feature five tracks, including two new songs, the title track and “The End Of Sanity,“ as well as live versions of “Rude Awakening,“ “Cu-Rate,” and “Another Wordly Device.” The first single, “The End Of Sanity,” is expected to surface on October 26.

Victor told Loud TV the following about his decision to only release two new songs:

“Look, in 2013, we put out ‘Carved Into Stone’, in 2014 ‘Runing Lives’, in 2015 we put out ‘Songs From The Black Hole’ and we did ‘No Absolutes’. Then I did ‘Zero Days’ in 2017. And then after that, we had some live stuff we did, and then after that, I went in and I wrote a whole shitload of songs. And I was, like, ‘I don’t wanna put all of these out.’ We put out so many records.”

“I don’t wanna sound negative too much, but for the most part, no one gave a fuck. You make all these records, these new records, and essentially people wanna hear ‘Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck’. And I liked doing those records, but I got burnt out of these long albums. So I wrote a bunch of songs, but I’m just gonna pick two out of that and put those out. Why put out a whole another album full of material and people don’t even listen to the shit — they don’t listen to the whole record. So this thing may do really well. It’s, like, ‘Two PRONG songs. Cool. I don’t wanna listen to any more than that anyhow.’ And then we have a live ‘Rude Awakening’, ‘Cut-Rate’ and ‘Another Worldly Device’ on it. So we’ll see how it works out. But it’s been fun so far for me, because I haven’t been overworked with it.”

“Making ‘Zero Days’ was — that was a major project, that album. There wasn’t a lot of time to make it, and it was a lot of work. I was working seven days a week, sleeping four hours, trying to come up with lyrics. I think the lyrics are great on the record, because I was figuring out what the hell was going on with the song and trying to do the lyrics and making everything so perfect. And I get a little disillusioned because nobody cares. Of all the lyrics I wrote, maybe a couple of people were, like, ‘What was the topic of that? What were you saying with that? That’s an interesting lyric.’ I’ve had very few conversations about it. And it wasn’t released right — the record label didn’t do a great job with it — so I was very disappointed with the whole outcome of that. So now it’s two songs, [three] live [tracks], and then a full-length album later.”

He also added the following about the lyrical themes of the new songs:

“‘Age Of Defiance’ is [about how] people feel like they’ve gotta be rebels, and that’s nothing new to that. You have to find a way to find your own peace and to be calm and not violent. It’s really an anti-violence song. People say, ‘Oh, ‘Age Of Defiance’, it sounds like it’s a rebel, a revolution song,’ but it’s just the opposite — it’s sort of, like, ‘I don’t even care. I wanna be happy myself.’ And ‘The End Of Sanity’ is the other one. It’s kind of self-explanatory. I just feel like the world is going crazy. The shit that people say and the whole thing doesn’t make any sense anymore to me.”

“I watch the news and everything. You have better news in Europe. But you don’t get a big, broad picture of America neither. You get CNN, and that’s one view of everything. But in America, there’s one view and then there’s another view and the other thing, and they’re all just advertisements for each side. It’s bullshit. It’s not news. So you don’t really get any news anymore. They’re TV shows.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Ministry, Tenacious D, Stitched Up Heart, Etc. Members Added To Second Annual “Above Ground” Benefit Concert

More artists have been added to the second annual “Above Ground” benefit concert. The event will take place at The Fonda Theatre in Hollywood on September 16 and the updated lineup includes: Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction), Billy Idol, Billy Morrison (Billy Idol), Steve Stevens (Billy Idol), Jack Black (Tenacious D), Al Jourgensen (Ministry), Gavin Rossdale (Bush), Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction), Juliette Lewis, Steve Vai, Mike Garson (David Bowie), Brad Wilk (Prophets Of Rage/Rage Against The Machine), Billy Duffy (The Cult), Wayne Kramer (MC5), Carmine Rojas (David Bowie), Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction), Franky Perez (Deadland Ritual), Twiggy, Dave Kushner (Velvet Revolver), Mixi Demner (Stitched Up Heart), Jason Christopher (Prong), Etty Lauy Farrell (Kind Heaven Orchestra), Erik Eldenius (Billy Idol), Paul Trudeau (Billy Idol), Donovan Leitch, and Julie Mintz. As previously reported, the all-star band will be playing David Bowie’s “The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars” and The Stooges’ self-titled debut album in full. Profits will be donated to MusiCares.

Agnostic Front Add More Dates To “Victim In Pain” 35th Anniversary Tour

Agnostic Front have added more dates to their “Victim In Pain” 35th anniversary tour. You can find their updated schedule below.

Tour Dates:

With Prong:

09/18 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
09/19 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
09/20 Detroit, MI – Small’s
09/21 Cincinnati, OH – Northside Yacht Club
09/22 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
09/24 Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse
09/25 Buffalo, NY – Mohawk Place
09/26 London, ON – Call The Office
09/27 Toronto, ON – Hard Luck
09/28 Montreal, QC – Foufounes
09/29 Albany, NY – Chrome
10/01 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
10/02 Brattleboro, VT – The Stone Church
10/03 Frederick, MD – Cafe 611
10/04 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
10/05 Asbury Park, NY – Asbury Lanes
10/06 New York, NY – The Knock Down Center (no Prong)
10/23 Denver, CO – Oriental Theatre (no Prong)
10/24 San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop
10/25 Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy
10/26 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
10/27 Garden Grove, CA – Garden Grove Amphitheater

With Slapshot:

12/03 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
12/04 Raleigh, NC – Pour House
12/05 Nashville, TN – The End
12/06 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
12/07 Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits
12/08 Gainesville, FL – The Atlantic
12/09 Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
12/10 Wilmington, NC – Reggie’s