Spotlights Announce May U.S. Tour

Spotlights have announced a May U.S. tour. Here’s the dates:

05/08 Lexington, KY – Green Lantern
05/09 St. Louis, MO – Red Flag
05/10 Tulsa, OK – Whittier Bar
05/11 Arlington, TX – Mavericks
05/12 Austin, TX – Oblivion Access Fest
05/13 Shreveport, LA – Bears
05/14 Little Rock, AR – Vinos
05/16 Indianapolis, IN – Black Circle

Carcass, Converge, The Locust, Cave In, Etc. Set For 2022 Oblivion Access Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2022 Oblivion Access festival. The event will take place in Austin, TX on May 12-15 and the daily lineups can be found below.

Daily Lineups:

May 12 (Empire Control Room & Garage):

Carcass
Massacre
Windhand
Primitive Man
Devil Master
Hell
Elizabeth Colour Wheel
Immortal Bird
Shitbag

May 12 (Mohawk):

Lil Ugly Mane
Injury Reserve
Armand Hammer (feat. The Alchemist)
Wiki
Akai Solo
Wolfie Warship

May 12 (Elysium):

Metz
Spotlights
Deaf Club

May 13 (Empire Control Room & Garage):

Danny Brown
Ho99o9
Billy Woods
Soul Glo
N8NOFACE
Fat Tony
Plack Blague
Sex Pill

May 13 (Mohawk):

Andy Morin (of Death Grips)
Cities Aviv
Lustsickpuppy
Deli Girls
Death Insurance

May 13 (Hotel Vegas):

Uniform & The Body
Prurient
Thou
Full Of Hell (performing “Trumpeting Ecstacy“)
Ringworm
Mizmor
Midwide
Saintpeeler
Sore Dream

May 13 (Elysium):

Andy Stott
Debit
Bridle

May 13 (Hotel Vegas):

Coven
Cough
True Widow
Primitive Man
Acid Witch
Uniform
Christworm
Glassing

May 14 (Empire Control Room & Garage):

Blonde Redhead
Xiu Xiu
A Place To Bury Strangers
Black Dice
Anika
Grivo

May 14 (Empire Control Room & Garage):

Youth Of Today
Vio-lence (performing “Eternal Nightmare“)
Melt-Banana
Kool Keith
Candy
Portrayal Of Guilt
Aaron Dilloway
Blank Hellscape

May 14 (Central Presbyterian Church):

The Microphones
Drew McDowall

May 14 (Mohawk):

Autopsy
Blood Incantation
P.L.F.

May 14 (Hotel Vegas):

Show Me The Body
Fury
Drain
Yellow Eyes
Judiciary
Outer Heaven
Vile Creature

May 14 (Hotel Vegas):

King Woman
The Body
Spectral Voice
Yautja
Mortiferum
ILSA
Many Blessings
Skeletons
Fed Ash

May 14 (Elysium):

HTRK
Author & Punisher
Missing

May 15 (Empire Control Room & Garage):

The Locust
Cave In
Zola Jesus
Liturgy
Boan
Troller
Mvtant
Private Service

May 15 (Central Presbyterian Church):

Grouper
Alex Chan Hungtai

May 15 (Mohawk):

Converge
Despise You
Vermin Womb

May 15 (Elysium):

William Basinski
Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe

Shiner & Spotlights Announce March Tour

Shiner and Spotlights have announced a March U.S. tour. Here’s the dates:

03/02 Pittsburgh, PA – Cattivo
03/03 Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere Zone One
03/04 Portsmouth, NH – Press Room
03/05 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
03/06 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
03/07 Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle
03/10 Columbus, OH – Spacebar
03/11 Cincinnati, OH – Woodward Theater

Enslaved, Godflesh, Ulver, Ihsahn, Etc. Contribute To New Lustmord Tribute Album

Enslaved, Godflesh, Ulver, Ihsahn, The Ocean, Steve Von Till, and more have contributed to a new Lustmord tribute album called “The Others [Lustmord Deconstructed].” The effort will be available individually and as part of Lustmord’s “[ O T H E R ]“ 9xLP/5-CD box set on April 1. The box set is called “The Other” and it will also feature two remix albums, “[ THE DARK PLACES OF THE EARTH ]” and “[ B E Y O N D ].“

“The Others [Lustmord Deconstructed]” Track Listing:

01. Enslaved – “Eon”
02. Mono – “Er Eb Os”
03. Ihsahn – “Dark Awakening”
04. Jo Quail – “Prime”
05. Bohren & der Club of Gore – “Plateau”
06. Hackedpicciotto – “Trinity Past”
07. Ulver – “Godeater”
08. Jonas Renkse – “Er Eb Os”
09. Zola Jesus – “Prime”
10. Spotlights – “Of Eons”
11. The Ocean – “Primal [State Of Being]”
12. Crown – “Element”
13. Jaye Jayle – “Er Eb Es”
14. Godflesh – “Ashen”
15. Steve Von Till (aka Harvestman) – “Testament”
16. Årabrot – “The Last Days [See The Light]”

You can check out Godflesh’s take on “Ashen” below:

Carcass, The Locust, Autopsy, Converge, Etc. Set For 2022 Oblivion Access Festival

The initial lineup has been revealed for next year’s Oblivion Access festival. The event will take place in Austin, TX on May 12-15 and it will feature the following: Blonde Redhead, Carcass, The Locust, Youth Of Today, Xiu Xiu, Autopsy, Converge, William Basinski, Zola Jesus, Lil Ugly Mane, A Place To Bury Strangers, Cave In, Armand Hammer (Feat. The Alchemist), Melt-Banana, Andy Stott, Metz, Vio-lence, Windhand, Coven, Despise You, Liturgy, Mike, Black Dice, Prurient, Uniform and The Body (collaborative set), Anika, Show Me The Body, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, Kool Keith, Cough, JK Flesh, Thou, Bastard Noise, Fury, Blood Incantation, Devil Master, Primitive Man, Mizmor, Uniform, Spotlights, Hell, Boan, Drain, Akai Solo, Deaf Club, Yellow Eyes, Candy, Troller, Vermin Womb, Elizabeth Colour Wheel, Blackwater Holylight, Aaron Dilloway, Debit, Outer Heaven, Immortal Bird, Portrayal Of Guilt, Midwife, Judiciary, Vile Creature, Many Blessings, Sub Oslo, Bridle, Grivo, Christworm, Glassing, Sore Dream, Saintpeeler, Blank Hellscape, Private Service, Shitbag, and Wolfie Warship.

Watch Jesus Piece, Fever 333, Etc. Members Cover Rage Against The Machine’s “Killing In The Name”

“Two Minutes To Late Night” have shared footage of Aaron Heard (Jesus Piece, Nothing), Miss Eaves, Stephen Harrison (Fever 333), Trey Pemberton (Creeping Death), Izzy Bolivar (Seal, Glassjaw), Rah Davis (Fucked And Bound), and Chris Enriquez (Spotlights) performing a quarantine cover of Rage Against The Machine’s “Killing In The Name.” You can check that out below:

“Two Minutes To Late Night” commented:

“Frick you, I won’t do what you tell me! We made a thrash metal cover of Rage Against the Machine and based on the subject matter of the song we wanted to feature only non-white performers. Defund the police.

This is our 19th bedroom cover made with the support of Patreon (hot damn). With so many musicians stuck at home with no outlets, we’re going to keep producing these style videos and use the Patreon to give some money to everyone who has a part in them. Please support our friends by donating to our newly redone Patreon at http://www.honorableswords.com

Korn & Faith No More Cancel Co-Headlining Tour

Korn, Faith No More, Scars On Broadway, Helmet, Spotlights, and ’68 have cancelled their summer North American tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. Korn issued the below statement:

“The Korn & Faith No More Summer Tour will unfortunately no longer be taking place. It is with heavy hearts that we came to this decision out of an abundance of caution for the safety of our fans, crew, and fellow artists. Ticket holders will be emailed directly with their refund options, including a full refund, or you can request a 150% credit at Live Nation Concerts venues + they will donate the number of tickets you originally purchased to healthcare workers on the front lines. For more details, please visit livenation.com/refund. Thank you for your patience and understanding.”

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.

Korn & Faith No More Announce Co-Headlining Tour

Korn and Faith No More have announced a summer co-headlining tour. Daron Malakian and Scars On Broadway, Helmet, Spotlights, and ’68 will open on select dates.

Tour Dates:

With Daron Malakian and Scars on Broadway & Spotlights:

08/07 Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
08/09 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
08/11 Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
08/13 Sacramento, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre
08/14 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre At Mountain View
08/16 Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
08/17 Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
08/19 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
08/21 Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
08/22 Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
08/23 The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
08/25 Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
08/27 Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain

With Helmet & ’68:

08/29 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
08/30 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
09/01 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
09/02 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
09/03 Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
09/05 Burgettstown, PA – S&T Bank Music Park
09/06 Darien Lake, NY – Live Nation Concerts at Darien Lake Amphitheater
09/09 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
09/10 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
09/12 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center
09/13 Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
09/15 Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Chicago
09/17 Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre St. Louis

Melvins, Cattle Decapitation, Ho99o9, Etc. To Open For Mr. Bungle At Upcoming Reunion Shows

Mr. Bungle have revealed that Melvins, Cattle Decapitation, Ho99o9, and more will be joining them on select dates of their February reunion tour. As previously reported, the shows will find Trevor Dunn, Mike Patton, and Trey Spruance performing “The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny” in full with special guests Scott Ian (Anthrax, The Damned Things, etc.) and Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies, Dead Cross).

Tour Dates:

02/05 Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theatre (feat. Ho99o9 & Hirax)
02/06 Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theatre (feat. Cattle Decapitation & Neil Hamburger)
02/07 Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theatre (feat. Melvins & Cunts)
02/08 San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre (feat. Victims Family & Intestinal Disgorge)
02/10 New York, NY – Brooklyn Steel (feat. Full Of Hell & Spotlights)
02/11 New York, NY – Brooklyn Steel (feat. Antidote & Cleric)
02/13 San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre (feat. Possessed & Neil Hamburger)

Spruance commented:

“Putting these shows together it occurred to us that this was a great opportunity to expose unsuspecting audiences to some of the absolutely legendary thrash, death metal and hardcore bands that originally inspired us in the mid 80s.

And if we’re going to do that, why not re-unite with some of the equally legendary bands we were close with in the 90s? And why just concentrate on the past? Of the current bands that have taken some kind of inspiration from the heavier side of Mr. Bungle in doing their own thing, why not invite the select few that have managed to inspire us back?”