Black Label Society Announce Fall U.S. Tour With Obituary & Prong

Black Label Society have announced a fall U.S. tour with Obituary and Prong. You can find the dates for that run below. This news comes after Zakk Wylde recently revealed that Black Label Society have recorded “about 30 songs” for their new album.

Tour Dates:

10/01 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
10/02 Ventura, CA – The Majestic Ventura Theater
10/04 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory [Boise]
10/05 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory [Spokane]
10/07 Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
10/08 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
10/12 West Des Moines, IA – Val Air Ballroom
10/13 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
10/15 Bowler, WI – North Star Mohican Casino Resort
10/16 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave / Eagles Club
10/17 Chicago, IL – House of Blues Chicago
10/18 Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore Minneapolis
10/19 Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
10/21 Biloxi, MS – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi
10/22 Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
10/23 Dothan, AL – The Plant
10/24 Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues Orlando
10/26 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
10/28 Huntsville, AL – Mars Music Hall
10/29 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
10/30 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
10/31 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
11/02 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
11/04 Worcester, MA – Worcester Palladium
11/05 Albany, NY – Empire Live
11/06 Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
11/07 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
11/09 Hartford, CT – The Webster
11/10 Montclair, NJ – The Wellmont Theater
11/11 Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory
11/13 Sault Ste. Marie, MI – Kewadin Casinos – Sault Ste. Marie
11/14 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
11/15 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues Cleveland
11/16 Fort Wayne, IN – Piere’s
11/18 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
11/19 San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theatre
11/20 Grand Prairie, TX – The Texas Trust CU Theatre
11/21 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
11/23 Tucson, AZ – The Rialto Theatre/Tucson, Arizona
11/24 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues Las Vegas
11/26 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
11/27 Denver, CO – Summit Denver
11/28 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater

Watch System Of A Down, Ex-Machine Head, Etc. Members Cover Stone Temple Pilots’ “Dead & Bloated”

Jason Christopher (Corey Taylor, ex-Prong, etc.), Shavo Odadjian (System Of A Down), Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head), and Brandon Pertzborn (Ho99o9, Corey Taylor, etc.) have joined forces for a quarantine cover of Stone Temple Pilots‘ “Dead & Bloated.“ Christopher commented:

“I hope you enjoy watching this as much as we enjoyed making it. I would like to thank the homeys: @jayruston For taking time out of his busy schedule to do this sweet mix, @rarebirdlit for the studio, @dirtyern12 for making this rad video, and @ra_diaz for the company and my brothers in arms: @phildemmel @shavoodadjian @brandonpertzborn I love you guys so much and thank you for absolutely crushing this!! I hope we did @stpband justice ❤️👊🏻❤️”

[via The PRP]

Child Bite & Black Tusk Join Forces For Cover Of Prong’s “Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck”

Child Bite and Black Tusk have joined forces for a collaborative cover of Prong‘s “Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck.” You can find a video for that track below:

Child Bite’s Shawn Knight commented:

“I can’t speak for Black Tusk but us Child Bite guys have been laying low for the past several months, focusing on other aspects of our lives as opposed to forcing band productivity when we honestly just weren’t feeling it, or even worse, cluttering up the social landscape when the world has had much more pressing matters to focus on than demented rock music…

Not that shit isn’t still flinging off of the proverbial fan here in the US, but when the ‘Tusk fellas hit us up about a lighthearted, low-stakes, long-distance collab, it sounded like just the right project to help us dip our toes back into being a band. And it was! Hopefully our take on this undeniable ’90s banger brings a smile to a few faces today.”

[via Revolver]

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.