Anthrax, Volbeat, & Suicidal Tendencies Members Join Forces With D.M.C. For RUN-D.M.C. Medley

Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Rob Caggiano (Volbeat, ex-Anthrax) and Roberto “Ra” Diaz (Suicidal Tendencies) recently joined forces with Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels for a RUN-D.M.C. medley. You can see footage of that below. The track is also available to download via Bandcamp with proceeds set to go towards MusicUnites.org.

Benante commented:

“I always wanted to do a medley of RUN DMC songs, so back in March I decided to put an arrangement together and asked these amazing people to be a part of it.

How can you do a RUN DMC medley without the KING of ROCK- Darryl McDaniels DMC. I have been a RUN DMC fan from back when I first heard “It’s Like That/Sucker MCs” they had my attention immediately! It’s no secret that our “I’m the Man” song was inspired by RUN DMC and the Beastie boys…that’s how much we loved them.

I asked RA once again because he has the groove and creativity to adapt to any song. I love how he placed a familiar line at the end of the song that Just fit so well. I asked Rob Caggiano because I always loved his style.

I love the way he attacks his guitar and plays the tastiest shit. He throws this great Black metal riff in here that raises the tune to another level. We all came together to create this piece of music that makes US move.

I hope it YOU move! Maybe it inspires you to make music, play your instrument, write lyrics…”

Full Lineup Revealed For Virtual “Slay At Home” Festival

The full lineup for the virtual “Slay At Home” festival has officially been revealed. The event, which was organized by Metal Injection’s Frank Godla, will take place on May 29-30 and it will feature quarantine performances, commissioned music, collaborative covers, and more.

Lineup:

Never Before Seen Performances By:

Suicide Silence
TesseracT
Gavin Rossdale (Bush)
Matt Heafy (Trivium)
Twelve Foot Ninja
Tyler Bates
Steve ‘N’ Seagulls
Darkest Hour
Allegaeon
Entheos
Der Weg einer Freiheit
O’Brother
Khemmis
Silvertomb
Mantar
Astronoid
Employed To Serve
Spirit Adrift
Spotlights
Cadaver
Andy Gillion
Johnny Booth
Panamama
Moon Destroys
Nitesoil
Contracult Collective
Spylacopa
Del Judas
Myrone
Chronus
AA Williams
Angel Vivaldi
GlerAkur
Jo Quail

Commissioned Music By:

“Pallid Veil”:
Luc Lemay (Gorguts)
Dave Davidson (Revocation / Gargoyl)
Liam Wilson (Azusa, ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan)
Elliot Hoffman (Carbomb)

“Digital Ink”:
Ben Weinman (Suicidal Tendencies, ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan)
Billy Rymer (END, ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan)
Brian Sullivan (Thoughtcrimes)

“Solo Set”:
Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour)

“DJ M’s Wacky Attacky”:
Manuel Gagneux (Zeal & Ardor)

Cover Collaborations By:

Pustulus Maximus (GWAR)
Tiziano Volante (Zeal & Ardor)
Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahlia Murder)
Sacha Dunable (Intronaut)
Johnny Kelly (Silvertomb / Type O Negative)
Ash Pearson (Revocation)
Brody Uttely (Rivers Of Nihil)
Gwarsenio Hall (Two Minutes To Late Night)
Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth)
Steve Zing (Samhain/Danzig)
Hank Hell (Silvertomb)
Pepe Clarke (Kyng)
Jesse Korman (The Number Twelve Looks Like You)
Conor Marshall (Sylosis),
Greg Burgess (Allegaeon)
Frank Godla (Metal Injection)
Mrs. Smith
Phil Pendergast (Khemmis)
Justine Jones and Sammy Urwin (Employed To Serve)
Kevin Antreassian (ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan)
DJ Scully (The Number Twelve Looks Like You)
Billy Rymer (ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan)
Scott Carlson (Repulsion)
Ra Diaz (Suicidal Tendencies)
Phil Demmel (ex-Machine Head)
Marta Demmel (Bleeding Through)
John Tempesta (The Cult, ex-Rob Zombie)
Mike Tempesta (ex-Powerman 5000)
Joey Vera (Armored Saint)
Graham Bonnet (Rainbow / MSG)

Guest Appearances By:

Gost
Don Jamieson (That Metal Show)
Jose Mangin (Sirius XM Liquid Metal)
Brian Slagel (Metal Blade Records)
Charlie Benante (Anthrax)
Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed)
Tony Foresta (Municipal Waste)
Chuck Billy (Testament)
Chef Brian Tsao
Chef Chris Santos
Jessica Pimentel (Orange Is The New Black)
Rob Caggiano (Volbeat)

Art Installations By:

Mario Duplantier (Gojira)
Vincent Castiglia
Trine Grimm
Jodi Cachia
Zein
Carin Hazmat
Nathaniel Shannon
Kevin Wilson
Rodrigo Fredes
Vertebrae 33
Stefan Raduta

Godla commented:

“By keeping the set times between 5 and 15 minutes for each artist, it allows me to not only keep things moving, but mix it up in ways that conventional festivals simply can’t. Every single hour will contain big names and emerging artists right next to each other.

I’m trying to look at the bright side of our current situation, and not only make this an entertaining way to see the artists you love flex their creativity in new ways, but hope this event acts as a place of discovery for every viewer out there.

Finding a band or artist to fall in love with is the mark of a great festival to me, and it’s my honor to share the work of these amazing individuals I curated because I’m passionate about them. I’ve been in touch with all of them every step of the way, and some even managed to throw me a few surprises.

I’m honored and humbled to have all of them part of this, they truly went above and beyond to showcase their craft for the Slay At Home fest, and I can’t wait for the world to see something really special come to life this weekend.”

Money raised from the event will benefit MusiCares and Global Giving.

Megadeth, Five Finger Death Punch, Anthrax, Etc. Members To Take Part In “Oh Say Can You Stream” Fundraising Event

Megadeth bassist David Ellefson’s David Ellefson Youth Music Foundation has teamed up with the Grammy Music Education Coalition for a special “Oh Say Can You Stream” online benefit concert to raise money for the “School’s Out” initiative, which provides online lessons, instruments and gear for kids and aspiring musicians during quarantine, and other COVID-19 relief charities. The livestream will launch on April 11 at 3PM CT / 4PM ET on Ellefson’s Facebook page and YouTube channels as well as the Grammy Music Education Coalition’s Twitch and Facebook pages. In addition to Ellefson the benefit will also feature: Alice Cooper, Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Chris Kael (Five Finger Death Punch), Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth), Kiko Loureiro (Megadeth), Darryl “DMC” McDaniels (RUN DMC), Frank Hannon (Tesla), Elias Soriano (Nonpoint), Carla Harvey (Butcher Babies), Rob Caggiano (Volbeat), Alex Skolnick (Testament), Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper), and tons more. You can find additional details HERE.

Slipknot, Mastodon, Trivium, Etc. Members To Guest On New Me And That Man (Behemoth) Album “New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol. 1”

Behemoth frontman Adam “Nergal” Darski has revealed the details for his new Me And That Man album “New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol. 1.” The effort, which will be released on March 27, features a number of guests including Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, Mastodon’s Brent Hinds, Trivium’s Matt Heafy, and more.

“New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol. 1” Track Listing:

01. “Run With The Devil” (feat. Jørgen Munkeby of Shining)
02. “Coming Home” (feat. Siver Høyem of Madrugada)
03. “Burning Churches” (feat. Mat McNerney of Grave Pleasures)
04. “By The River” (feat. Ihsahn of Emperor)
05. “Męstwo”
06. “Surrender” (feat. Anders Landelius of Dead Soul / Rob Caggiano of Volbeat)
07. “Deep Down South” (feat. Nicke Anderson of Entombed / Johanna Sadonis of Lucifer)
08. “Man Of The Cross” (feat. Jerome Reuter of Rome)
09. “You Will Be Mine” (feat. Matt Heafy of Trivium)
10. “How Come?” (feat. Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour / Brent Hinds of Mastodon)
11. “Confession” (feat. Niklas Kvarforth of Shining)

Nergal commented:

“With the utmost pride and… kind of relief;,I present to you, the second ME AND THAT MAN album — ‘New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol. 1′. This time ’round, I wanted to take on a different challenge and curated an album of 11 songs — each with their own character and vibe, alongside the most talented and important individuals across the whole scene. Together, we take trips to the lands of blues, folk, country and even spaghetti western. Only time will tell if we hit the mark, but I deeply believe so. I’m very proud of this piece of work and it has been a monumental task to achieve.

I would like to thank EACH one of our guests for being part of this project: Mat and Matt, Niklas and Jørgen, Corey, Alan, Addi, Brent, Vegard, Sivert, Anders, Rob, Jerome, Johanna and Nicke. I LOVE you all from here to the moon and back! Without the passion and heart you granted us, this wouldn’t have been possible!”

Two songs from the album, Run With The Devil” (feat. Jørgen Munkeby) and “Burning Churches” (feat. Mat McNerney), have already been released and a video for the third single, “Surrender” (feat. Anders Landelius and Rob Caggiano), can be found below:

Dan Andriano (Alkaline Trio) Reportedly Joins The Damned Things

Scott Ian (Anthrax) has shared a new photo that seems to suggest that Dan Andriano (Alkaline Trio) has joined The Damned Things. Though not confirmed, some believe he could be replacing bassist Josh Newton (Shiner, ex-Every Time I Die), who is absent in the picture. Rob Caggiano (Volbeat, ex-Anthrax) recently confirmed his exit from the band as well, but as he said, the group already have enough guitarists, so it is unlikely that they will need to replace him. The band, which also features Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die), Joe Trohman (Fall Out Boy), and Andy Hurley (Fall Out Boy), are currently booked for Welcome To Rockville (May 4) and Epicenter (May 11).

[via The PRP]

Rob Caggiano Confirms That He Is No Longer A Member Of The Damned Things

During an interview on Jamey Jasta’s (Hatebreed) “The Jasta Show”, Rob Caggiano (Volbeat, ex-Anthrax) confirmed that he will not be involved in The Damned Things (Every Time I Die, Anthrax, Fall Out Boy, etc.) upcoming appearances at Welcome To Rockville (May 4) and Epicenter (May 11). He also said the following when asked who might be in the group’s current lineup: “I don’t know, to be honest. I haven’t spoken to those dudes in a bit.” When asked about a possible replacement for him, he added: “I think they have enough guitar players, but I’m not sure [laughs].” Despite this, Caggiano says he was “really proud” of their album and that he had a “blast” with them.

[via The PRP]

Rob Caggiano On New Volbeat Album: “It’s Definitely Not Going To Be The Same Vibe As The Last Album Or The Previous Album Before That”

During a recent interview with Consequence Of Sound, Rob Caggiano offered an update on the new Volbeat album. According to him, the band are “pretty far along” with the effort and that “it’s definitely not going to be the same vibe as the last album or the previous album before that.”

Caggiano said the following:

“We’re in the middle of it right now. Right now, I’m kind of stressed, because I only have only one more day before I have to fly back to States, so I’m trying to get as much recorded as possible. We’re picking it back up in January and will be doing the last bits at that time. We’re pretty far along, actually. We’re way more than halfway done.”

He also added:

“It’s definitely not going to be the same vibe as the last album or the previous album before that. The band is progressing and evolving, and I think the music is following along. Right now, it definitely feels like a rock record. Obviously, there are still all of those influences that the band has always had, but I think the songwriting is evolving and the structures are different. It might be a little premature and too early to say, but that’s what it feels like to me right now.”

The group are planning to release the album in 2019 and will then “tour as much as possible.”

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Volbeat Recording New Album

It looks like Volbeat have officially hit the studio to record their new album. Rob Caggiano told Loudwire the following:

“Well, we’re actually in the studio right now working on a new record. It’s definitely not going to be the same thing as the last record or the record before it. It’ll be slightly different. Obviously we’re right smack in the middle of it right now, so it’s hard to say but definitely has a big rock feel to it, which I think is a cool thing. We’ll see how we end up [laughs].”

He also added the following when asked how close they are to putting it out: “We still have tons of stuff to do. We’re right in the middle of it right now.”

Rob Caggiano Says Volbeat Have Been “Writing A Bunch” For Their Next Album

During an interview with Belfast Metal, Rob Caggiano talked a bit about Volbeat’s new album plans. He said the following: “We’ve been working, actually, on some ideas. We’ve been writing a bunch, actually. So, yeah, we’re planning on going into the studio at some point at the end of this year.” He went on to say the band are “constantly coming up with ideas” for new songs. He also added:

“There’s no real set formula or time frame, really. When you’re in a band and you’re doing this for as many years as we’ve been doing it, the cycles kind of reveal themselves, I think. We all know when it’s time to start working on stuff and thinking about the next album and all that stuff. So it all kind of just happens naturally.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Volbeat Tentatively Planning To Release A New Album In 2019

Volbeat are planning to hit the studio before the year’s end to begin recording a new album for a tentative 2019 release. Rob Caggiano told “The Liquid Conversations” host Shawn SixX the following at last month’s Kilpop Awards in Las Vegas:

“The immediate thing that we’re doing, in about a week and a half, is we’re going down to South America. Then we’re gonna do a bunch of European summer festivals — we’re headlining a bunch of festivals. And at the end of the year, we’re gonna be recording new stuff. So expect a new album next year at some point. That’s the tentative plan right now.”

[via Blabbermouth]