Pitchshifter Release “EFKD 2020” EP

Pitchshifter have released a new EP titled “EFKD 2020.“ The effort, which can be purchased HERE, features several new versions of “Everything’s Fucked“ featuring members of Static-X, Fear Factory, Bullet For My Valentine, etc.

JS Clayden commented:

“I thought that everything was as messed up as it was going to get in the year 2000 when we originally released the ‘Everything’s F**ked’ single; but we’re two decades down the road and the lyrics are still applicable. We’re living in a slow-motion apocalypse. What better way to finally jockey clown ship earth off the bluffs than a re-issue of a 20-year-old tune lamenting the madness with a bunch of like-minded deviant provocateurs, and some live dates?”

Here’s the various guests:

– Tony Campos (Static-X)
– Burton C. Bell (Fear Factory)
– Jason Bowld (Bullet For My Valentine)
– Arya Goggin (Skindred)
– Zak Tell (Clawfinger)
– Patrik Wiren (Misery Loves Company)
– Frank Turner
– Mikee Goodman (SikTh)
– Jot Maxi (Hacktivist)
– Adam Frakes-Sime (Stamping Ground)
– Karl Middleton (Earthtone9)
– Paul Fletcher (Romeo Must Die)
– Dan Cook (Raging Speedhorn)
– Frank Regan (Raging Speedhorn)
– Kit Conrad (Seething Akira)
– Charlie Bowes (Seething Akira)

Here’s the band’s 2021 dates:

11/29 Wolverhampton, UK – KK’s Steel Mill
11/30 Manchester, UK – Manchester Academy
12/01 Bristol, UK – SWX (with Raging Speedhorn)
12/02 London, UK – Highbury Garage
12/03 London, UK – Highbury Garage (with Hangman Hill)
12/04 Nottingham, UK – Rock City (with Raging Speedhorn)
12/05 Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms

Benji Webbe (Skindred) And Dean Beddis (Bad Sam) Release Cover Of Paul McCartney And Stevie Wonder’s “Ebony & Ivory”

Benji Webbe (Skindred) and Dean Beddis (Bad Sam) have teamed up for a cover of Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder’s “Ebony & Ivory.” The track is available on Bandcamp and the proceeds from it will go towards Eden Gate. Beddis commented:

“We had already decided to release it before George Floyd was murdered. But now it feels an even more appropriate time to release it. Virus pandemic, isolation, poverty, loss of income and abuse on top of all of this. Time to change, remove the bigots and racists from public service.”

Skindred Share Stripped Back Version Of “Pressure”

Skindred have shared a stripped back version of “Pressure” from quarantine. You can check that out below:

School Of Rock Students To Perform On Slipknot’s “Knotfest At Sea” Cruise

School Of Rock are teaming up with Sixthman and Modern Drummer to give students a chance to perform during Slipknot’s “Knotfest At Sea” cruise. That event will take place aboard the Norwegian Jade, which will sail from Barcelona, Spain to Naples, Italy on August 10-14. The cruise will feature performances from: Slipknot, Anthrax, Behemoth, DevilDriver, Sevendust, Skindred, Ho99o9, Higher Power, and Sleep Token. School Of Rock students will perform multiple times during the cruise and Modern Drummer are also planning to offer them prizes and exclusive features both online and in print. Rob Price, CEO of School Of Rock, commented:

“As the leading music education company in the world, School Of Rock is always seeking to provide the most aspirational experiences for students. We have afforded our students the opportunity to play on some of the biggest stages — on land and now at sea. This partnership with Sixthman and Modern Drummer fuels our mission to enrich lives through music.”

Slipknot Recruit Anthrax, Behemoth, DevilDriver, Etc. For “Knotfest At Sea” Cruise

The initial lineup has been revealed for Slipknot’s “Knotfest At Sea” cruise. That event will take place aboard the Norwegian Jade, which will sail from Barcelona, Spain to Naples, Italy on August 10-14. The cruise will feature two headlining sets from Slipknot as well as performances from: Anthrax, Behemoth, DevilDriver, Sevendust, Skindred, Ho99o9, Higher Power, and Sleep Token. On top of that, the cruise will also include a live Q&A with members of Slipknot, a Sid DJ/MC set, a Corey Taylor solo set, a Slipknot Whiskey Tasting & Discussion with Clown (limited capacity), a signing with Mick Thomson (limited capacity), a drum workshop with Jay Weinberg, a bass clinic with VMan, and 20 years of Slipknot memorabilia showcased throughout the ship. More info can be found HERE.

Faith No More, Deftones, Etc. Set For 2020 Sunstroke Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Sunstroke Festival. The event will take place at the Punchestown Racecourse near Naas, Ireland on June 13-14 and it will feature the following: Faith No More, Deftones, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Gojira, Killing Joke, Black Veil Brides, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Neck Deep, Bowling For Soup, The Hu, Refused, At The Gates, Helmet, PUP, Skindred, While She Sleeps, Northlane, Fanclub, Dinosaur Pile-Up, The Scratch, Loathe, Bitch Falcon, Paranoid Visions, John, Thumper, Hot Milk, Vulpynes, Senzar, Tempt, Wargasm, Dead Label, Greyface, Chaos 8, and Slrydes.

Judas Priest & Behemoth Added To 2020 Bloodstock Open Air Festival

Judas Priest and Behemoth have been added to the 2020 Bloodstock Open Air festival in the UK. That event will take place on August 6-9 at Catton Park in Walton-Upon Trent in Derbyshire and it will also feature: Devin Townsend, Skindred, Philip H. Anselmo And The Illegals, Paradise Lost, Gloryhammer, Vio-lence, Dark Tranquility, Sacred Reich, The Black Dahlia Murder. Jinjer, Life Of Agony, Diamond Head, and Butcher Babies.

Skindred To Record Live Album At London Show

Skindred have announced that they will be recording their first-ever live album during a show at the Roundhouse in London, England. The concert will be held on November 21, 2020 and tickets will be available this Friday (September 6) at Live Nation.

Drummer Arya Goggin commented:

“We are stoked to be playing at the Roundhouse. It has been on my personal bucket list for a while, so recording it as a live album makes it all the better for us to bring our A game and put on an amazing show.

Skindred are all about supporting the live industry and helping to keep historical music venues open, so playing in rooms like the Roundhouse only endorses our want to support these fantastic rooms rather than see them turned into car parks.”

The group’s manager Seven Webster (7pm Management) added:

“The band have always wanted to record a live album and for us it was just a matter of finding somewhere extremely unique to record it. The Roundhouse, aside from being a landmark venue, has had some incredible rock bands play there over the years, from the likes of The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, the Ramones and Motörhead, so where else were we going to do it.”