Raven Black Premiere “Hear Me Cry” Video

Raven Black have premiered a new video for their new song “Hear Me Cry.” This track is from the group’s new album “The Key,” which will be released on October 2. Vocalist Raven commented:

“‘Hear Me Cry’ is about the chaotic and deeply disturbing thoughts when I once attempted suicide. The inner battle of wanting to give up and yet wanting to fight and change your own life. The personal psychosis and finally calling out for help, which ultimately saved my life. This song hopefully inspires those who struggle with suicidal thoughts to speak up and seek help. Someone is always ready to help. Suicide is not the answer. You can change your life and you can survive.”

Raven Black Premiere “Darkest Pit” Lyric Video

Raven Black have premiered a lyric video for their new song “Darkest Pit.” This track is from the group’s new album “The Key,” which will be released on October 2. Vocalist Raven had the following to say about the song, which she wrote for “one the band’s own Rejects who was struggling with a dark period in his life”:

“It reflects his personal struggle to hold onto everything meaningful in his life. His personal hell and his constant inner battle with his demons and coping with his depression and anger and trying to not give up. His only escape is to hide within a dark mosh pit surrounded by metal music. It is his release from all his pain and misery. We had the perfect match of music and lyrics to bring his escape to life in a metal song as we celebrate our new album, ‘The Key,’ and comic book, ‘We Came Across the Darkness,’ where we are struggling to escape our own hell.”

In This Moment Postpone Spring Tour With Black Veil Brides, Ded, & Raven Black

In This Moment have postponed their spring tour with Black Veil Brides, Ded, and Raven Black due to the coronavirus pandemic. The band commented:

“It is with such a heavy heart that due to the COVID-19 virus and unprecedented times, we are moving the upcoming tour currently scheduled to happen from March 24th – May 17. We’ll be making an announcement soon regarding the new dates. Please stand-by for more details. Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone. We love you. Stay calm and know we are all in this together 🙏”

In This Moment Announce Spring Tour With Black Veil Brides, Ded, & Raven Black

In This Moment have announced a spring tour with Black Veil Brides, Ded, and Raven Black. The band will be touring in support of their upcoming album, which is expected to be released early next year.

Tour Dates:

03/24 Orlando, FL – House Of Blues
03/26 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
03/27 Birmingham, AL – Sloss Furnaces
03/28 Cherokee, NC – Harrah’s Cherokee Events Center
03/30 Richmond, VA – The National
03/31 Silver Spring, MD – Fillmore
04/01 New York, NY – Terminal 5
04/03 Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theatre
04/04 Cleveland, OH – The Agora Ballroom
04/05 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
04/07 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
04/09 Columbus, OH – Express Live!
04/10 Detroit, MI – Fillmore
04/11 Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
04/13 Louisville, KY – Palace Theatre
04/14 Ft. Wayne, IN – The Clyde Theatre
04/15 Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
04/17 Minneapolis, MN – Myth Live
04/18 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
04/19 Columbia, MO – Blue Note (Outdoor Stage)
04/21 Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Center at The Midland Theatre
04/23 Dallas, TX – Southside Ballroom
04/24 Oklahoma City, OK – Criterion
04/25 Lubbock, TX – Lonestar Events Center
04/27 Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
04/28 Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues
04/29 Los Angeles, CA – The Novo
05/01 Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues
05/02 Reno, NV – Grand Theatre – Grand Sierra Resort
05/03 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
05/05 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
05/06 Boise, ID – Revolution Center
05/07 Portland, OR – Roseland Ballroom
05/08 Kennewick, WA – Toyota Center: Retter & Company Theatre
05/10 Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
05/11 Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
05/13 Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall
05/15 Billings, MT – First Interstate Arena
05/16 Casper, WY – Casper Events Center
05/17 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre

DevilDriver Drop Off Static-X’s North American Tour, Drowning Pool & Mushroomhead Added

DevilDriver have dropped off the final leg of Static-X‘s “Wisconsin Death Trip” 20th anniversary tour due to frontman Dez Fafara needing time off to be with his wife, who is sadly battling cancer. Drowning Pool and Mushroomhead will replace the group on select, unspecified dates. Fafara commented:

“Hello everyone, My wife has been diagnosed with cancer. I will be staying home to care for her and be by her side every minute as she begins her Cancer fight with surgery and further treatments. Apologies to all but I’m sure you all understand that family comes before work. We thank you for all your well wishes at this time.”

Tour Dates:

With Dope, Wednesday 13, and Raven Black:

11/08 Austin, TX – Emo’s
11/09 Tyler, TX – Clicks
11/10 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
11/12 Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theater
11/13 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
11/15 Ft. Lauderdale – Revolution
11/16 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
11/17 Destin, FL – Club LA
11/19 Greensboro, NC – Cone Denim
11/20 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
11/21 Columbus, OH – Express Live
11/22 Albany, NY – Skyloft
11/23 Providence, RI – Fete Ballroom (‘Providence Metal Fest)
11/24 New York, NY – Sony Hall
11/27 Flint, MI – Machine Shop
11/28 Flint, MI – Machine Shop
11/29 Cincinnati, OH – Riverfront Live
11/30 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II
12/01 Champaign, IL – The City Center
12/02 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
12/03 Green Bay, WI – Green Bay Distillery
12/04 St. Paul, MN – The Myth
12/05 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
12/06 Sauget, IL – Pop’s
12/07 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theater
12/08 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios Live

With Wednesday 13:

12/10 Salt Lake City, UT – The Royal Bar
12/11 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
12/12 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
12/13 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
12/14 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
12/15 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
12/17 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
12/18 Fresno, CA – Fulton 55

Static-X Add More Dates To “Wisconsin Death Trip” 20th Anniversary Tour

Static-X have added some more dates to their “Wisconsin Death Trip” 20th anniversary tour. You can find their updated schedule below. As previously reported, a masked vocalist identified as “Xer0” (reportedly Dope’s Edsel Dope) will be filling in for the late Wayne Static on this run.

Tour Dates:

U.S. (with DevilDriver, Dope, Wednesday 13, and Raven Black):

07/25 Santa Ana, CA – Observatory
07/26 Los Angeles, CA – Catch One
07/27 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues

Australia (with Wednesday 13 and Dope):

08/22 Brisbane, Australia – Eaton Hill
08/23 Melbourne, Australia – Croxton
08/24 Sydney, Australia – Metro
08/26 Adelaide, Australia – The Gov
08/27 Perth, Australia – Rock Rover

Russia:

09/20 St. Petersburg, Russia – Cosmonavt Club
09/21 Moscow, Russia – Giavclub

UK (with SOiL, Wednesday 13, and Dope):

09/24 Bristol, England – SWX
09/25 Cardiff, Wales – Tramshed
09/26 London, England – Electric Ballroom
09/27 Nottingham, England – Rock City
09/28 Leeds, England – Stylus
09/29 Southampton, England – Engine Room
10/01 Newcastle, England – Northumbria Institute
10/02 Glasgow, Scotland – The Garage
10/03 Manchester, England – The Ritz
10/04 Birmingham, England – 02 Institute

Europe (with Wednesday 13, SOiL, and Dope):

10/05 Paris, France – File 7
10/06 Antwerp, Belgium – Trix Club
10/07 Hamburg, Germany – Markthalle
10/09 Cologne, Germany – Essigfabrik
10/10 Mannheim, Germany – MS Connex
10/11 Zurich, Switzerland – Dynamo
10/12 Pinarella di Cervia, Italy – Rock Planet
10/13 Munich, Germany – Backstage

U.S. (with DevilDriver, Dope, Wednesday 13, and Raven Black):

11/08 Austin, TX – Emo’s
11/09 Tyler, TX – Clicks
11/10 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
11/12 Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theater
11/13 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
11/15 Ft. Lauderdale – Revolution
11/16 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
11/17 Destin, FL – Club LA
11/19 Greensboro, NC – Cone Denim
11/20 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
11/22 Albany, NY – Skyloft
11/23 Providence, RI – Fete Ballroom (Providence Metal Fest)
11/24 New York, NY – Sony Hall
11/26 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
11/27 Flint, MI – Maachine Shop
11/29 Cincinnati, OH – Riverfront Live
11/30 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II
12/01 Champaign, IL – The City Center
12/02 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
12/03 Green Bay, WI – Green Bay Distillery
12/04 St. Paul, MN – The Myth
12/05 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
12/06 Sauget, IL – Pop’s
12/07 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theater
12/08 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios Live

U.S. (with Wednesday 13):

12/10 Salt Lake City, UT – The Royal Bar
12/11 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
12/12 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
12/13 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
12/14 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
12/15 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
12/17 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
12/18 Fresno, CA – Fulton 55

Raven Black Premiere New Song “Risen From The Ashes”

Raven Black have premiered a new song titled “Risen From The Ashes.” This track is from the band’s new album “Black,” which will be released in 2020.

Vocalist Raven commented:

“It felt fitting to release this song to start the Wisconsin Death Trip 20th Anniversary Tour. Although the song was written as part of the upcoming Black album, we were excited to debut the song as a special tribute to Wayne Static being in the afterlife but still so present in our lives.”

“Risen From The Ashes” was produced by Ulrich Wild and it continues the story from the group’s ongoing comic book series “A Dark Metal Carnival.” Here’s a description of the series:

The comic book series lays out Raven’s past, where a voodoo doctor finds a lost, scared young girl and uses his dark magic to turn her into a doll. The Doctor’s spell did not work, instead leaving Raven as a half human-half doll. Through her life with the Doctor, Raven secretly studied his magic, and eventually used it to conjure up a demon named Muppet. Muppet became Raven’s eternal protector, trapped inside of her heart. Along with the Doctor, Muppet then created a character named Stitches to seek out other looking to join their dark metal carnival world.

Raven added:

“You learn Raven was burned at the stake for practicing magic. In the upcoming issue, the foursome embarks on an adventure through hell and find their way to an enchanted underworld outside the gates of Hell. Raven has risen from the ashes and she discovers her true self, while meeting many different characters alongside Muppet, the Doctor and Stitches.”

Static-X Add More Dates To “Wisconsin Death Trip” 20th Anniversary Tour, Share New Album Update

Static-X have added some late 2019 dates to their “Wisconsin Death Trip” 20th anniversary tour. As previously reported, a masked vocalist identified as “Xer0” (reportedly Dope frontman Edsel Dope) will be filling in for the late Wayne Static on this run.

Here’s the newly announced dates (with DevilDriver, Dope, Wednesday 13, and Raven Black):

11/12 Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theater
11/13 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
11/15 Ft. Lauderdale – Revolution
11/16 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
11/17 Destin, FL – Club LA
12/02 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
12/06 Sauget, IL – Pop’s
12/07 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theater
12/08 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios Live
12/10 Salt Lake City, UT – The Royal Bar
12/11 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
12/12 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
12/13 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
12/14 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
12/15 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater

Here’s the previously announced dates:

North America (with DevilDriver, Dope, Wednesday 13 and Raven Black):

06/18 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theater
06/19 Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater
06/21 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
06/22 Houston, TX – The Warehouse
06/23 San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theater
06/25 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
06/26 Greenville, SC – The Firmament
06/28 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
06/29 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
06/30 Scranton, PA – Levels
07/02 Toronto, ON – Opera House
07/03 London, ON – London Music Hall
07/04 Ottawa, ON – Brass Monkey
07/05 Hampton Beach, NH – Wally’s
07/06 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
07/07 Reading, PA – Reverb
07/09 Pittsburgh, PA – Jergel’s
07/10 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
07/11 Indianapolis, IN – The Citadel
07/12 Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s
07/13 Detroit, MI – Harpo’s
07/14 Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall
07/16 Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
07/18 Cadott, WI – Cadott Rockfest
07/19 Sioux City, IA – Anthem – Hard Rock Casino
07/20 Joliet, IL – The Forge
07/21 Belvidere, IL – Apollo Theater
07/23 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
07/25 Santa Ana, CA – Observatory
07/26 Los Angeles, CA – Catch One
07/27 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues

Australia (with Wednesday 13 and Dope):

08/22 Brisbane, Australia – Eaton Hill
08/23 Melbourne, Australia – Croxton
08/24 Sydney, Australia – Metro
08/26 Adelaide, Australia – The Gov
08/27 Perth, Australia – Rock Rover

Russia:

09/20 St. Petersburg, Russia – Cosmonavt Club
09/21 Moscow, Russia – Giavclub

UK (with SOiL, Wednesday 13 & Dope):

09/24 Bristol, England – SWX
09/25 Cardiff, Wales – Tramshed
09/26 London, England – Electric Ballroom
09/27 Nottingham, England – Rock City
09/28 Leeds, England – Stylus
09/29 Southampton, England – Engine Room
10/01 Newcastle, England – Northumbria Institute
10/02 Glasgow, Scotland – The Garage
10/03 Manchester, England – The Ritz
10/04 Birmingham, England – 02 Institute

Europe (with Wednesday 13, SOiL and Dope):

10/05 Paris, France – File 7
10/06 Antwerp, Belgium – Trix Club
10/07 Hamburg, Germany – Markthalle
10/09 Cologne, Germany – Essigfabrik
10/10 Mannheim, Germany – MS Connex
10/11 Zurich, Switzerland – Dynamo
10/12 Pinarella di Cervia, Italy – Rock Planet
10/13 Munich, Germany – Backstage

In other news, the band have also offered an update on their new album “Project Regeneration.” The effort is taking longer than expected due to the discovery of more unreleased material from Wayne Static. The group are also finalizing a label deal to release it. You can find the band’s full update at the bottom of this post. Furthermore, Tony Campos also discussed the record with Australia’s Sticks For Stones [transcribed by Blabbermouth]:

“It started with five demos that Wayne had done shortly before his passing that he had given to a producer friend of ours, who then gave them to me after Wayne had died. Only one of the songs had Wayne’s vocals on them, and the rest were just rough demos. We started out with that, and then original and longtime producer, Ulrich Wild, turned me on to three songs that didn’t make the ‘Start A War’ [2005] album. So we kept Wayne’s vocal performances, reworked the music, and so we had four songs with Wayne’s vocals on them. And while looking for all our live backing tracks, we discovered an additional seven [or] eight songs that Wayne had demoed. And a lot of that stuff were just vocal performances; the tapes where he had recorded the music were never found. So we wrote new music for all that stuff. So now the majority of the songs on this record will feature Wayne’s vocals.”

He also added the following when asked about the group’s plans to use guest singers:

“That was the initial idea. But since finding all this stuff with Wayne’s vocals, the need to have guest vocalists come in really diminished. So as of right now, we only have one guest vocal performance on the record, that being Al Jourgensen.”

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Wednesday 13 & Raven Black Added To Static-X, DevilDriver, & Dope’s Upcoming North American Tour

Wednesday 13 and Raven Black have been confirmed as the opening acts on Static-X, DevilDriver, and Dope’s upcoming North American tour. The trek will find Static-X celebrating the 20th anniversary of “Wisconsin Death Trip” with a masked touring vocalist identified as Xer0. It’s worth noting that the singer is rumored to be Dope frontman Edsel Dope.

Tour Dates:

06/18 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theater
06/19 Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater
06/21 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
06/22 Houston, TX – The Warehouse
06/23 San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theater
06/25 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
06/26 Greenville, SC – The Firmament
06/28 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
06/29 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
06/30 Scranton, PA – Levels
07/02 Toronto, ON – Opera House
07/03 London, ON – London Music Hall
07/04 Ottawa, ON – Brass Monkey
07/05 Hampton Beach, NH – Wally’s
07/06 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
07/07 Reading, PA – Reverb
07/09 Pittsburgh, PA – Jergel’s
07/10 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
07/11 Indianapolis, IN – The Citadel
07/12 Ft. Wayne, IN – Clyde Theatre
07/13 Detroit, MI – Harpo’s
07/14 Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall
07/16 Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
07/18 Cadott, WI – Cadott Rockfest
07/19 Sioux City, IA – Anthem – Hard Rock Casino
07/20 Joliet, IL – The Forge
07/21 Belvidere, IL – Apollo Theater
07/23 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
07/25 Santa Ana, CA – Observatory
07/26 Los Angeles, CA – Catch One
07/27 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues