Quicksand Premiere New Song “Missile Command”, Reveal Details For New Album “Distant Populations”

Quicksand have premiered a new song titled “Missile Command.” This track is from the band’s new album “Distant Populations,” which will be released on August 13 (vinyl out September 24).

Walter Schreifels said the following about the new song:

“It really kind of focuses on Sergio’s [Vega] whole motif in a very simple way. He and Alan [Cage] just have this really kind of trademark groove, and I think that really sings on this one to me. I just felt like it’s a kind of song that is very us, but we hadn’t written it yet.”

He also added the following about the new album:

“Everyone is on the one hand so connected with each other, and on the other hand, is so far apart. We’re checking out each other’s social media and we know what everybody’s doing. But when we’re sitting in the same room together, we’re looking at our phones.”

“Distant Populations” Track Listing:

01. “Inversion”
02. “Lightning Field”
03. “Colossus”
04. “Brushed”
05. “Katakana”
06. “Missile Command”
07. “Phase 90”
08. “The Philosopher”
09. “Compacted Reality”
10. “EMDR”
11. “Rodan”

Tour Dates:

09/28 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
09/29 Asbury Park, NJ – The Stone Pony
10/01 Lancaster, PA – Tellus 360
10/02 Albany, NY – Empire Live
10/04 Detroit, MI – El Club
10/05 Chicago, IL – Metro
10/06 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe
10/08 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
10/09 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
10/11 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
10/12 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
10/13 Seattle, WA – Neumos
10/15 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
10/16 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
10/18 Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
10/19 Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf
10/21 Austin, TX – Mohawk
10/23 Houston, TX – Studio @ Warehouse Live
10/25 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Hell)
10/26 Charlotte, NC – The Underground
10/27 Washington, DC – Black Cat
10/29 New York, NY – The Bowery Ballroom
10/31 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of The Living Arts

“Two Minutes To Late Night” Release Eighth Covers EP

“Two Minutes To Late Night” have released the eighth installment in their series of cover EPs. The effort, which is titled “Covers Vol. 8,” is available via Bandcamp for one day only and it features the following tracks:

01. “Jane” (Jefferson Starship cover) (feat. members of Lucifer, Entombed, Royal Thunder, etc.)
02. “Mouth For War” (Pantera cover) (feat. members of Halestorm, Baroness, Code Orange, etc.)
03. “Hyperballad” (Björk cover) (feat. members of Killswitch Engage, Deftones, In Flames, etc.)
04. “Rocks Off” (The Rolling Stones cover) (feat. members of Kvelertak, Royal Thunder, Red Fang, etc.)
05. “I Would Die 4 U” (Prince cover) (feat. members of Lamb Of God, Quicksand, The Armed, etc.)
06. “Rocks Off” (The Rolling Stones cover) (Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds demo)

Watch Lamb Of God, Quicksand, Ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan, Etc. Members Cover Prince’s “I Would Die 4 U”

“Two Minutes To Late Night” have recruited 20 musicians for a hardcore cover of Prince‘s “I Would Die 4 U.” In addition to the show’s host, Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds, the track features: Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God), Walter Schreifels (Quicksand, Gorilla Biscuits), Urian Hackney (The Armed, Rough Francis), Rachel Rosen (Most Precious Blood, Indecision), Bo Lueders (Harm’s Way), Jeffrey Eaton (Modern Life Is War), Christina Michelle (Gouge Away), Dwid Hellion (Integrity, Vermapyre), Brody King (God’s Hate), Djamila Azzouz (Ithaca), Lisa Mungo (Filth is Eternal, He Whose Ox Is Gored), Dimitri Minakakis (ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan), Shawna Potter (War On Women), James Muñoz (The Bled, XED Out), Miss Eaves, Jenna Pup (The HIRS Collective), Ryan Bland (Ache), Mike Lennon (Healthy Scratch), Peter Bruno (Tyrannosaur), and Malachi Kies (Dogmeat). “Two Minutes To Midnight” commented:

“Is the water warm enough. We got Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe and 20 other musician to cover “I Would Die 4 U” as a NY Hardcore song. FAMILY! This is our 41st bedroom cover made with the support of Patreon. Become a Patreon patron today and get access to exclusive rewards like patches, t-shirts, even custom songs! Plus, you get to see every cover we make before it publicly premieres http://www.twominutestolatenight.com

Watch Deftones, Killswitch Engage, In Flames, Etc. Members Cover Björk’s “Hyperballad”

“Two Minutes To Late Night” have shared footage of their host Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds performing a quarantine cover of Björk‘s “Hyperballad” with Stephen Brodsky (Cave In, Mutoid Man), Adam Dutkiewicz (Killswitch Engage, Times Of Grace), Ben Chisholm (Chelsea Wolf), Sergio Vega (Deftones, Quicksand), and Tanner Wayne (In Flames). “Two Minutes To Late Night” commented:

“Itchy Skeletons! We covered “Hyperballad” with Adam D from Killswitch Engage, Sergio from Deftones, Tanner from In Flames, Ben Chisholm from Chelsea Wolfe, and the Björk of Massachusets, Steve Brodsky! This is our 39th bedroom cover made with the support of Patreon. Become a Patreon patron today and get access to exclusive rewards like patches, t-shirts, even custom songs! Plus, you get to see every cover we make before it publicly premieres http://www.twominutestolatenight.com

Quicksand Premiere New Song “Inversion”

Quicksand have premiered a new song titled “Inversion.“ Walter Schreifels commented:

“The music to ‘Inversion‘ was very squatter punk at first. To get something going vocally I started singing in an English Neil Nausea kind of vibe (Nausea are a peace/squatter punk band from the Lower East Side of Manhattan). The lyrics reflect the push and pull of being very connected through technology while at the same time being the most emotionally isolated group of humans to ever walk the planet and fun stuff like that.”

Walter Schreifels (Quicksand, Etc.) Featured In New Episode Of “Ernie Ball: String Theory”

A new episode of “Ernie Ball: String Theory” is now available online. This one features Walter Schreifels discussing “how the hardcore/punk scene broke barriers in his career, playing with Quicksand and Rival Schools, his inspiration to pick up the guitar, and more.”

Slaves On Dope Members Launch New Covers Project, Recruit Korn, Mastodon, Etc. Members For Cover Of Faith No More’s “We Care A Lot”

Slaves On Dope’s Jason Rockman and Kevin Jardine have decided to launch a new quarantine covers project called The Kings Of Quarantine. The band’s first single, a cover of Faith No More’s “We Care A Lot,“ features the following artists: Frank Bello (Anthrax), Ray Luzier (Korn), Bill Kelliher (Mastodon), Ivan Doruschuk (Men Without Hats), Dennis Lyxzén (Refused), Walter Schreifels (Quicksand, etc.), Kevin Sharp (ex-Brutal Truth, etc.), Darryl McDaniels (Run-D.M.C.), Esoteric (Czarface), Richard Patrick (Filter), and Raine Maida (Our Lady Peace). Faith No More’s Billy Gould also makes an appearance in the video as well.

Rockman said the following:

“Kevin and I have always been massive fans of Faith No More and having the opportunity to cover one of their songs with such great company has been a dream come true. We are so grateful to all the musicians involved that accepted our invitation.”

McDaniels added:

“We did this because we care a lot about everyone! Especially those who put their lives on the line to make sure we are ok!”

Patrick also commented:

“I care a lot about being part of this amazing cover. It’s an honor and a privilege. To be rubbing elbows with the likes of these gentlemen makes me feel very proud.”

The track can be purchased on Bandcamp with all the proceeds set to go towards Roadie Relief.

My Chemical Romance, The Darkness, Quicksand, Etc. Members Cover The Ramones’ “I Believe In Miracles”

Boris Pelekh (Gogol Bordello, Hey Guy) has brought together a group of various musicians to cover the Ramones’ “I Believe In Miracles” to raise money for a GoFundMe page that was launched in support of Partners In Health. In addition to Pelekh, the performance also features: Justin Hawkins (The Darkness), Frank Turner, Walter Schreifels (Quicksand, Gorilla Biscuits, Youth of Today), Eugene Hutz (Gogol Bordello), Tom Higgenson (Plain White T’s, Million Miler), Brett Anderson (The Donnas), Michael Miley (Rival Sons) Frank Iero (My Chemical Romance, Frank Iero and the Future Violents), Roy Mitchell-Cárdenas (MuteMath, Pink Dust), and Nathen Maxwell (Flogging Molly).

Pelekh, whose mother works as a staff nurse at New York Presbyterian/Queens hospital, commented:

“It was roughly around late March 2020 when her hospital became a central hotspot of the pandemic in NYC, and her unit was repurposed for COVID-19 patients.

The situation was growing more and more grim by the day, as I would get reports from her every night. It became very tough for me to simply isolate at home and not try and help somehow. Since I play guitar in a very influential punk-rock band; Gogol Bordello, I decided to grab a bunch of friends from other beloved rock and punk bands to come together virtually, and make a multimedia version of a hopeful and anthemic punk-rock song. I wanted to raise people’s spirits and help fund a charitable organization dealing with COVID-19.

My mom always complained about the lack of PPE in her hospital, so I went out searching for a charitable organization that specifically funded PPE and other medical equipment for healthcare workers. I found the highly reputable Partners In Health who were very closely aligned with my objective and were working on an international level.

I picked one of the most timeless punk bands from Queens; Ramones. Their song ‘I Believe in Miracles’ could not be a better fit. Partners In Health loved the idea and we quickly affiliated to get this video to be a fundraiser for PPE and other medical equipment across the world. With all set in place, the individual band members sent me their parts, and I threw together this multimedia collaboration of Ramones’ ‘I Believe in Miracles.’

#rockforhopeproject’s motto is simple, ‘If you’re not in the position to give, share this video with someone that is.’”

[via Loudwire]

Sergio Vega (Deftones, Quicksand) To Host Twitch Livestream Tonight

Sergio Vega (Deftones, Quicksand) will be taking part in a livestream DJ set on Twitch tonight (April 21). The event will start at 5pm PDT/8pm EDT.