Watch Anthrax, Testament, & Suicidal Tendencies Members Cover Rush’s “YYZ” While In Quarantine

Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Alex Skolnick (Testament), and Roberto “Ra” Diaz (Suicidal Tendencies) have shared footage of themselves performing Rush’s “YYZ” while quarantining in their individual homes. You can watch that below:

Suicidal Tendencies Working On “Old-School Vinyl Release” Featuring Instrumental Songs

Suicidal Tendencies’ Mike Muir has shared a lengthy post about the coronavirus pandemic. As part of his message, he also revealed some of the band’s current plans, which include an instrumental “old school vinyl release with songs from ST members and people related to ST.”

Muir said the following:

“Hello All!

Don’t need to tell anyone these are some crazy times. We all are going thru our own things in our own way.

As lots of us are basically on lockdown, hopefully we can all get thru this with some sanity and compassion besides just toilet paper.

Long story short, my dad will be 91 next month. He had two operations at the end of last year and then fell and broke his neck at the beginning of the year. He just got out of the hospital and rehabilitation center and is back home now, but know what this virus can do to him and my mom.

Our tour manager’s family is in lockdown in Italy and he doesn’t know when he will be able to see them.

I went on and on about the people that we work with all around the world and how they are in basic lockdown, but decided to stop and leave it at this… you may not know the people, but we all have lots in common…

Friends who have businesses they don’t know what’s gonna happen. People out of work that don’t know how long. On and on. Lots of people going thru the same thing and others with unique situations that are made extremely difficult… And of course the unknown is the toughest for lots of us.

As for the band, as you know lots of tours and festivals have and will be postponed or cancelled. Promoters are scrambling and we will let you know more as we find out.

Hopefully we’ll all get thru this and we’ll all learn something. I don’t want to make this about right or wrong or what who should do what or not do. Just say, be safe and do what you can for your loved ones and when you can for those that don’t have any to help them.

Lastly, since we are basically on lockdown here, we discussed doing some things we probably wouldn’t have or didn’t have time to…

Ra and I got in the studio and did a new version of “Scream out” from the album “Freedumb” in Spanish. Being from Chile, Ra took extra pride in this and being that my Spanish is “no bueno” I did my best and hopefully it will come across in a good way. I sure know it was good to “gritarlo”, scream my lungs out again in any language.

Also, they say it’s good to know when to be quiet… And in the past we have done a few instrumental tracks. Now we are finishing those up and gonna do an old school vinyl release with songs from ST members and people related to ST.

Ra is doing a bass instrumental of “Gonna be Alright”. Dean Pleasants is doing a guitar instrumental of “This World”. Ben Weinman is doing a guitar instrumental of “Happy Never After”. Also on Bass we have instrumental tracks from Josh Paul, Bubby Lewis and Saya Grey. Tim Stewart and Ricky Tillo from “thebandknives”. Plus two cover songs: 22 below with, “Monopoly on Sorrow” and Nisha STar doing “Asleep at the wheel”.

Ra will be doing some “interviews” with all involved and get some behind the scenes input. Hopefully you’ll enjoy this project and we will have more info soon.

Lastly, the artist of the month for March will Mark Geltch from Australia. Mark did the “World Gone Mad” cover and back cover of “13”, etc. Mark choose to do a design for “Heaven” off the album “Freedumb”. We will post a video he made about it this week, which includes an acoustic version of the song “Heaven” sung by Nisha STar and acoustic guitar by Tim Stewart.

Thanx to all for the continued support.
STay Safe, STay Sane, STay Cyco!”

Arch Enemy, Ex-Slayer, Etc. Members To Join Metal Allegiance At Anaheim, CA Show

Metal Allegiance have added more special guests to their January 16 show at the House Of Blues in Anaheim, CA. Here’s the full list of participants: Dave Lombardo (Suicidal Tendencies, ex-Slayer, etc.), Dave Davidson (Revocation, etc.), Jeff Loomis (Arch Enemy, etc.), Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy), Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein (Misfits), Chuck Billy (Testament), Bobby Blitz (Overkill), John Bush (Armored Saint), Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head), Jack Gibson (Exodus), Gary Holt (Exodus, Slayer), Andreas Kisser (Sepultura), Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), Troy Sanders (Mastodon, etc.), and Alex Skolnick (Testament). WWE wrestler Erick Rowan will serve as the MC at the event and Exmortus, Weapons Of Anew, and Trauma will open.

Metallica, Slipknot, Deftones, Bring Me The Horizon, Etc. Set For 2020 Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival. The event will take place at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, OH on May 15-17 and it will feature the following artists: Metallica, Slipknot, Deftones, Bring Me The Horizon, Evanescence, Staind, Sublime With Rome, Rancid, Dropkick Murphys, Cypress Hill, Pennywise, Royal Blood, The Pretty Reckless, Alter Bridge, Anthrax, Flatbush Zombies, Pop Evil, HELLYEAH, Ghostemane, Suicidal Tendencies, Testament, Dance Gavin Dance, Ice Nine Kills, Sleeping With Sirens, The Darkness, Knocked Loose, Code Orange, Power Trip, Saint Asonia, Dirty Honey, Jinjer, City Morgue, Bones UK, Airbourne, Fire From The Gods, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Des Rocs, Counterfeit, Crobot, Cherry Bombs, DED, Goodbye June, Brutus, 3TEETH, BRKN LOVE, Killstation Brass Against, Crown Lands, Ego Kill Talent, DREGG, Bloodywood, and Zero 9:36.

Deftones, Faith No More, System Of A Down, Etc. Set For 2020 Hellfest

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Hellfest Open Air Festival. The event will be held in Clisson, France on June 19-21 and the daily stage lineups can be found below.

June 19:

Mainstage 01: Deftones, Incubus, Opeth, Leprous, Ego Kill Talent, Soen, and Frog Leap

Mainstage 02: Volbeat, The Offspring, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, The Inspector Cluzo, Ghostemane, Danko Jones, The Wildhearts, and Laura Cox.

Altar Stage: Obituary, Death DTA, At The Gates, Entombed A.D., Grave, Unleashed, Cadaver, Necrowretch, and Tremplin Voice Of Hell.

Temple Stage: Mayhem, Abbath, Rotting Christ, Primordial, The Great Old Ones, Seth, Mephorash, Numen, and Tremplin Voice Of Hell.

Valley Stage: Electric Wizard, Baroness, OM, Witchcraft, Black Mountain, Elder, ASG, Greenleaf, and Ecstatic Vision.

Warzone Stage: Body Count, Suicidal Tendencies, Powerflo, Youth Of Today, Dog Eat Dog, Slapshot, Jesus Piece, Higher Power, and In Other Climes.

June 20:

Mainstage 01: Faith No More, Infectious Grooves, Alter Bridge, Heaven Shall Burn, Thy Art Is Murder, Crystal Lake, and Fire From The Gods.

Mainstage 02: Deep Purple, Airbourne, Steel Panther, Alestorm, The Darkness, Last In Line, L7, The Dead Daises, and Galactic Empire.

Altar Stage: Sepultura, Sacred Reich, Flotsam And Jetsam, Exciter, Loudblast, Xentrix, Rectal Smegma, Brutal Sphincter, and Karras.

Temple Stage: Wardruna, The Hu, Ensiferum, Taake, Kamppfar, Einjerjer, Helheim, Aktarium, and Artus.

Valley Stage: Envy, Mono & The Jo Quail Quartet, John Garcia & The Band Of Gold, High On Fire, Pelican, Me And That Man, The Picturebooks, Duel, and Point Mort.

Warzone Stage: Social Distortion, The Toy Dolls, Agnostic Front, Reverent Horton Heat, Anti-Flag, Frustration, Guerilla Poubelle, Lion’s Law, and Grade 2.

June 21:

Mainstage 01: System Of A Down, Korn, Maximum The Hormone, BABYMETAL, Jinjer, Lacuna Coil, Kontrust, and Deadly Apples.

Mainstage 02: Judas Priest, Running Wild, Down, Michael Schenker, Doro, Delain, Sortilege, Battle Beast, and Tempt.

Altar Stage: Devin Townsend, Meshuggah, The Black Dahlia Murder, Periphery, Dying Fetus, Misery Index, Ingested, Dyscarnate, and Exocrine.

Temple Stage: Watain, Alcest, Belzebubs, Borknagar, Gaahls Wyrd, Regarde Les Hommes Tomber, Numenorean, Penitence Onirique, and Deliverance.

Valley Stage: Killing Joke, Perturbator, Life Of Agony, 3TEETH, Hangman’s Chair, Twin Temple, Inter Arma, Lysistrata, and Abrahma.

Warzone Stage: Walls Of Jericho, August Burns Red, While She Sleeps, Lionheart, Rotting Out, Landmarks, Moscow Death Brigade, and Wolfpack.

Watch Infectious Grooves (Suicidal Tendencies, Metallica, Etc.) Cover Faith No More’s “We Care A Lot” At Sick Bastards Social Fest

On November 17, Infectious Grooves took the stage at the Sick Bastards Social Fest in São Paulo, Brazil with a lineup consisting of Mike Muir (Suicidal Tendencies), Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Jim Martin (ex-Faith No More), Brooks Wackerman (Avenged Sevenfold), and Dean Pleasants (Suicidal Tendencies). You can see footage of the group covering Faith No More’s “We Care A Lot” below:

[via Blabbermouth]

Dave Lombardo (Ex-Slayer, Etc.) Scores “Los Ultimos Frikis” Documentary

Dave Lombardo (Suicidal Tendencies, Dead Cross, ex-Slayer, etc.) has scored the upcoming documentary “Los Ultimos Frikis.” The film, which was directed by Nicholas Brennan, focuses on Cuban metal act Zeus and it will premiere at DOC NYC in New York, NY on November 10.

Here’s a description of the documentary:

”Los Ultimos Frikis‘ captures an intimate portrait of Zeus, a heavy metal band from Havana, Cuba. After fighting for two decades for the right to play their once-forbidden music, Zeus embarks on a journey across the island for their first national tour. While on tour, the band confronts their own fragile place in the country’s shifting culture as a new generation turns to newer, sexier sounds. Returning home to Havana on the cusp of their 30th anniversary, the band comes to terms with how they’ve dedicated their lives, as the film becomes a reflection on time, art and life’s purpose.”

Lombardo said the following:

“When Nick told me his vision for this documentary I was immediately intrigued by the story because it could have been mine. When he asked me to score the film, I didn’t hesitate to accept. It couldn’t have been a more perfect match for my debut at a new form of musical expression. I have been on a path of making music solely for myself and various bands for 37 years. This is for the people of my birthplace. This is for my blood and for healing.”

Brennan also commented:

“‘Los Ultimos Frikis‘ is the culmination of a cross-border collaboration between Cuban and American filmmakers, musicians and artists who have worked together over the past decade to share this unheard story from Cuba with the world. It’s an important example for our current times of how collaboration and friendship can overcome our political differences.

Partnering with Dave Lombardo on this film has been one of the pinnacles of my creative career. Dave has brought a deeply personal and creative weight to his music in this film, informed both by his Cuban roots as well our shared time together in Havana over the past few years. With the film’s original score, Dave pours his heart into the music, blending Cuban rhythms, a deeply emotional sensitivity, and his metal instincts to echo the powerful, impactful story of Zeus as it unfolds on screen.”