Sons Of Silver (Ex-Pearl Jam, Ex-Skillet, Etc.) To Release New EP “Doomsday Noises”

Sons Of Silver, the band featuring Dave Krusen (ex-Pearl Jam), Kevin Haaland (ex-Skillet), Adam Kury (Candlebox), Peter Argyropoulos, and Brina Kabler, will be releasing a new EP tilted “Doomsday Noises” on June 26. The effort will come with five tracks including: “Rude Awakenings,” “Outbreak,” “Deep Division,” “Read ‘Em Their Rights,” and “World On Fire.” You can check out the latter two below:

Argyropoulos said the following about “Doomsday Noises”:

“All of these songs, including all of the lyrics, were written and recorded a few months before the COVID-19 pandemic.

There’s a lot of ‘shouting’ going on in the world at the moment, a lot of bullying, a lot of pontificating. The noise is deafening. These are the sounds of societal transformation. But they can easily be misinterpreted as social collapse. We probably should’ve put a question mark at the end of the phrase.”

He also added:

“We all love hanging out together. We probably spend more time talking politics, sports, food, family or whatever than we do making music. All those interests, all of those conversations, they make their way into the music. The songs are a snapshot in time of whatever happened to be on our minds. There’s some comedy and some tragedy; some dissonance and some harmony; some nostalgia and some abandonment; some punk and some rock. Even more, the fact that we can talk about anything and everything translates into a very comfortable and supportive musical environment. Everyone feels free with any idea and no one feels any idea is sacred. We’re all good enough to lead the band., but none of us is good enough to be the band. We allow space and time for one another to find our way. The EP represents where each of us was at along our journey together.”

From Ashes To New Parody Green Day’s “Wake Me Up When September Ends” With “Wake Me Up When 2020 Ends”

From Ashes To New have shared a new parody of Green Day’s “Wake Me Up When September Ends.” A video for the track, which is titled “Wake Me Up When 2020 Ends,” can be found below:

In other news, the band have also been sharing a series of quarantine covers in recent weeks. You can find their versions of Bullet For My Valentine’s “Tears Don’t Fall,” Papa Roach’s “Gravity,” which features Skillet’s Jen Ledger, Evanescence’s “Bring Me to Life,” and Linkin Park’s “Faint” below:

2020 SandJam Music Festival Cancelled

The 2020 SandJam Music Festival has been cancelled. The event was scheduled to take place on April 24-26 at M.B. Miller Pier in Florida with Shinedown, 311, Weezer, The Struts, Rival Sons, Dorothy, and more set to perform.

More Artists Added To 2020 Rebel Rock Festival

More artists have been added to the 2020 Rebel Rock festival. That event will take place at the Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando, FL on September 18-19 and the updated daily lineups can be found below:

September 18: Judas Priest (celebrating 50th anniversary), Machine Gun Kelly, Trivium, Sabaton, Sevendust, Fuel, Suicide Silence, Light The Torch, Them Evils, Cherry Bombs, Stark, Eye Of The Bermuda, Rising Up Angry, Falling Through April, and Farewell To Fear.

September 19: Limp Bizkit (celebrating 20th anniversary of “Chocolate Starfish And The Hotdog Flavored Water”), Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah, Raekwon and Killah Priest, I Prevail, Skillet, Wage War, All That Remains, Anti-Flag, Cold, Attila, Diamante, Saul, The Convalescence, Defy The Tyrant, Dirty Machine, and Fighting Giants.

Alter Bridge, Mastodon, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Etc. Added To UK Download Festival

Over 40 more bands have been added to the UK Download Festival. That event will take place at Donington Park on June 12-14 and the updated daily stage lineups can be found below.

June 12:

Main Stage:

KISS
Deftones
Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes
Black Veil Brides
Motionless In White
Theory Of A Deadman
Wayward Sons

Second Stage:

The Offspring
The Distillers
Airbourne
Lacuna Coil
Amaranthe
Hatari
The Glorious Sons

The Avalanche Stage:

The Menzingers
PUP
Tiny Moving Parts
Sleep Token
Gender Roles
Press Club
Wargasm

The Dogtooth Stage:

Electric Wizard
Blues Pills
British Lion
Will Haven
Bokassa
Tempt
Cellar Door Moon Crow
JJ Wilde

June 13:

Main Stage:

Iron Maiden
Alter Bridge
Gojira
The Pretty Reckless
The Raven Age

Second Stage:

Killswitch Engage
Mastodon
Daughtry
3 Doors Down
Bush
The Wildhearts
Stone Broken

The Avalanche Stage:

Funeral For A Friend
Employed To Serve
Holding Absence
Loathe
Puppy
Sullii
Blackout Problems

The Dogtooth Stage:

Sepultura
Obituary
Dying Fetus
Chelsea Grin
Fire From The Gods
Bleed From Within
Higher Power
Lotus Eater
Dead Label
Uncured

June 14:

Main Stage:

System Of A Down
Korn
Volbeat
BABYMETAL
Alestorm
Powerwolf
Thy Art Is Murder
Wage War

Second Stage:

Disturbed
The Darkness
Skillet
Baroness
Of Mice & Men
P.O.D.
Wednesday 13
The Laste Internationale

The Avalanche Stage:

Bowling For Soup
Lit
The Skints
Marianas Trench
Milk Teeth
The Hara
Cemetery Sun
Dead Posey

The Dogtooth Stage:

Periphery
Northlane
Haken
Polyphia
Twin Temple
SHVPES
Kill The Lights
Heavy Lungs
Modern Error
Renounced

Disturbed, Staind, Skillet, Etc. Set For 2020 Upheaval Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the inaugural Upheaval Festival. The event will take place at Belknap Park in Grand Rapids, MI on July 17-18 and it will feature the following:

July 17: Staind, Chevelle, Avatar, Gemini Syndrome, Joyous Wolf, Stitched Up Heart, The Legal Immigrants, Assume Nothing, and Deadlight Holiday.

July 18: Disturbed, Skillet, HELLYEAH, Like A Storm, Blacktop Mojo, Royal Bliss, Heartsick, Vestigial, and Blue Felix.

Skillet Announce Tour With From Ashes To New & Ledger

Skillet have announced a winter headlining tour. From Ashes To New and Ledger will open.

Tour Dates:

02/06 Wichita, KS – The Cotillion
02/07 Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium
02/08 Sioux Falls, SD – The District
02/10 Idaho Falls, ID – Idaho Falls Civic Center
02/12 Casper, WY – Casper Events Center
02/13 Billings, MT – The Pub Station Ballroom
02/15 Abbotsford, BC – Abbotsford Centre
02/18 Medford, OR – Medford Armory
02/19 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
02/20 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
02/21 Ventura, CA – Majestic Ventura Theater
02/23 Orange County, CA – City National Grove of Anaheim
02/26 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
02/28 Fort Smith, AR – TempleLive
02/29 Huntsville, AL – Mars Music Hall
03/01 Atlanta, GA – The Loft at Center Stage
03/04 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
03/05 Greensboro, NC – Piedmont Hall
03/07 North Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
03/08 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
03/10 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
03/11 Portland, ME – State Theatre
03/13 Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
03/14 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa