Lamb Of God, Cradle Of Filth, Etc. Added To Knotfest Finland

More bands have been added to this year’s Knotfest Finland. The event will take place in Turku, Finland on August 12-13 and it will now feature the following:

August 12: Nightwish, Lamb Of God, Arch Enemy, Stam1na, Lähiöbotox, and Huora.

August 13: Slipknot, Bring Me The Horizon, Cradle Of Filth, TesseracT, Blind Channel, Moon Shot, and Stoned Statues.

TesseracT Release Two-Track Single “Regrowth” To Raise Money For Ukraine

TesseracT have released a new two-track single, titled “Regrowth,” in an effort to raise money for the Disasters Emergency Committee to benefit Ukraine. The effort, which features “Hollow” and “Rebirth,“ can be purchased HERE.

The band commented:

“‘Once the doom is dead and gone there will be a regrowth. Hollow. But, reborn.’

These songs have been in the TesseracT domain for a while. We had developed them for album 5, but they just weren’t the right fit for where that album has headed. Rather than have them slowly decay on a server somewhere, we felt they could do something good, no matter how small?

Many organisations are doing good at the moment. Médecin Sans Frontières, Amnesty International, and World United. We chose to help The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) in their drive to aid those in Ukraine affected by the invasion by Russia, and warzones around the world.

Our last headline tour visited Kyiv, Kharkiv, and Lviv. We have travelled the roads currently under attack, but cannot begin to imagine the change they have undergone.”

Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, The Offspring, Opeth, Kittie, Etc. Releases Set For 2022 Record Store Day

The full list of special releases for this year’s Record Store Day has officially been revealed. The event is scheduled to take place on April 23 and you can find a list of rock/metal releases below. The full list is also available HERE.

Rock/Metal Releases:

  • Alice In Chains – “We Die Young” (12” vinyl)
  • Allman Brothers Band – “Cream Of The Crop 2003 – Highlights” (3XLP)
  • Asia – “XXX” (LP)
  • Bad Company – “Live 1979” (2XLP)
  • Charlie Benante – “Moving Pitchers” (LP)
  • Black Label Society – “Alcohol Fueled Brewtality Live” (2XLP)
  • David Bowie – “Brilliant Adventurist” (CD & Vinyl)
  • David Bowie – “Toy EP” (CD & 10” vinyl)
  • Collective Soul – “Disciplined Breakdown” (LP)
  • Alice Cooper – “Brutal Planet” (2XLP)
  • The Damned – “Strawberries” (LP)
  • Daughtry – “Dearly Beloved” (2XLP)
  • Def Leppard – “High ’N’ Dry” (LP)
  • The Dillinger Escape Plan – “Dissociation” (LP)
  • Dio – “Double Dose Of Donington” (12” vinyl)
  • Udo Dirkschneider – “My Way” (2XLP)
  • The Doors – “L.A. Woman” (4XLP)
  • Foo Fighters – “Making A Fire” (Mark Ronson Re-Version) / “Chasing Birds” (Preservation Hall Jazz Band Re-Version) (7” vinyl)
  • Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – “Magic Secrets 2022” (7” vinyl)
  • GBH – “City Baby Attacked By Rats” (LP)
  • Billy Gibbons – “Hardware” (Deluxe Edition) (CD Box Set)
  • Gojira – “Live at Brixton Academy” (2xLP)
  • L.A. Guns – “Waking the Dead” (LP)
  • Steve Hackett – “The Tokyo Tapes” (3XLP)
  • Kirk Hammett – “Portals” (12” vinyl & CD)
  • Joan Jett & The Blackhearts “Acoustics” (LP)
  • Judas Priest – “Hero Hero” (2XLP)
  • Kittie – “Spit” (LP)
  • Motörhead – “Lost Tapes, Vol. 2” (2XLP)
  • Night Ranger “Somewhere In California” (LP)
  • Night Ranger – “Wasted Time” (7” vinyl)
  • The Offspring – “Greatest Hits” (LP)
  • Opeth – “My Arms, Your Hearse” (2XLP)
  • Pearl Jam – “Live On Two Legs” (2XLP)
  • Pixies – “Live At Coachella 2004” (2XLP)
  • Iggy Pop – “Live In Berlin” (2XLP)
  • Ramones – “The Sire Albums (1981-1989)” (7XLP)
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Unlimited Love” (2XLP)
  • Lou Reed – “I’m So Free – The 1971 Demos” (LP)
  • The Replacements – “Unsuitable For Airplay: The Lost KFAI Concert (Live)” (2XLP)
  • Keith Richards – “Talk Is Cheap – Live At The Hollywood Palladium” (2X Cassette)
  • The Rolling Stones – “More Hot Rocks 50th Anniversary” (2XLP)
  • Gavin Rossdale – “Wanderlust” (2XLP)
  • Sepultura – “Revolusongs” (LP)
  • The Sheila Divine – “Where Have All My Countrymen Gone” (LP)
  • Slash – “Live At Studio 60” (2XLP)
  • Sleep Token – “Sundowning” (LP)
  • Stiff Little Fingers – “BBC Live In Concert” (2XLP)
  • Geoff Tate – “Kings & Thieves” (2XLP)
  • TesseracT – “Polaris” (LP)
  • Pete Townshend – “Face The Face” (2XLP)
  • Twiztid – “I Tried 2 Warn U” (7” vinyl)
  • Gerard Way – “Hesitant Alien” (LP)
  • The Who – “It’s Hard (40th Anniversary)” (2XLP)

Notably, there will also be some UK exclusives including vinyl pressing of Bring Me The Horizon‘s “2004 – 2013 – The Best Of,” Paradise Lost‘s “Gothic Live At Roadburn 2016,” Skunk Anansie‘s “An Acoustic Skunk Anansie – Live In London,“ etc.

[via Loudwire]

TesseracT & Bleed From Within Added To Bullet For My Valentine’s Fall UK Tour

TesseracT and Bleed From Within have been added to Bullet For My Valentine’s fall UK tour. You can find the dates for that run below. Bullet For My Valentine will be touring in support of their new self-titled album (out November 5).

Tour Dates:

10/31 Nottingham, UK – Motorpoint Arena
11/01 Edinburgh, UK – Corn Exchange
11/02 Hull, UK – Bonus Arena
11/04 Manchester, UK – O2 Victoria Warehouse
11/05 London, UK – Eventim Apollo Hammersmith
11/07 Cardiff, UK – Motorpoint Arena
11/09 Brighton, UK – Centre

TesseracT Share Footage Of “Concealing Fate Pt. 1” From “P O R T A L S” Livestream Concert

TesseracT have shared a new live video for their song “Concealing Fate Pt. 1.” The footage is taken from the band’s December 2020 “P O R T A L S” livestream concert. As previously reported, that set will be released as a new live album/film on August 27.

Bassist Amos Williams commented:

“Concealing Fate Part One…Acceptance. This, for many long time fans, would have been the first bit of noise that they would have heard from us. It’s a powerful journey for the band that encompasses so much of what we are. Heavy, chunky riffs, soaring melodies, and intricate rhythmic sections. It’s all and everything TesseracT is.

So, for P O R T A L S, we decided it needed a look that was unlike anything else we had ever created. Our team did not disappoint. The visual tone captured by Richard Oakes has a quality that draws you in. The unusual lighting created by Tom Campbell sits stark in contrast to the rest of the show. Somehow this song stays fresh, even after all these years. The story it has to tell remains true. It is perhaps fitting that as we release P O R T A LS on Friday, we should also release the first song from from our first release way back in 2010. The song that began our long journey.”

TesseracT Share Footage Of “Tourniquet” From “P O R T A L S” Livestream Concert

TesseracT have shared a new live video for their song “Tourniquet.” The footage is taken from the band’s December 2020 “P O R T A L S” livestream concert. As previously reported, that set will be released as a new live album/film on August 27. Amos Williams commented:

“We wanted to bring a balance of fan favorites and deep cuts to the show. ‘Tourniquet‘ is one of those songs that sits firmly in both of those camps and is one we have never performed live before. It’s such a powerful build-up that we knew we had to find a really interesting way to support this visually. The team of Tom Campbell (LD), Dan Briggs (Lasers), and Richard Oaks (DP) really brought their ‘A’ game. When we saw this footage back, it was mesmerizing. Once again, this song highlights just what a wonderful team effort this was. The colors, the vibe, the cinematography — it all intertwines to lift the song to another level.”

TesseracT Share Footage Of “Nocturne” From “P O R T A L S” Livestream Concert

TesseracT have shared a new live video for their song “Nocturne.” The footage is taken from the band’s December 2020 “P O R T A L S” livestream concert. As previously reported, that set will be released as a new live album/film on August 27.

Bassist Amos Williams commented:

“‘Nocturne‘ has been a firm fan and band favorite since it was released ahead of the Altered State album cycle. As such, we threw a lot into the performance, which was matched by our production team, who really pushed the envelope with what they achieved during this track. The laser effects and lighting is powerful and emotive, and Rich‘s cinematography really hits the mark.

Every tour produces a slightly different version of this track, as our mindset waxes and wanes, but this version of ‘Nocturne‘ is a real high mark for us, we feel; it was just so much fun to perform after not performing it for a year. So, why didn’t we close the show with this song if it was so fun?

The thought did cross our minds — we figured everybody would want that. But we wanted to sit outside our comfort zone with an ‘encore’ of real deep cuts and fan favorites. Thus, ‘Nocturne (P O R T A L S)‘ was the perfect handover between the desired and expected, as well as an excellent guide for everyone as we turned to face the weird and wonderful direction of the final act.”

TesseracT’s “P O R T A L S” Livestream Concert To Receive Home Release in August

TesseracT have announced that they will be releasing their December 2020 livestream concert, “P O R T A L S,” on August 27 in the following formats: Blu-ray, digital, 3xLP, and limited deluxe 4-disc book edition. You can find pre-orders for that HERE.

“P O R T A L S” Track Listing:

01. “Of Matter”
02. “King”
03. “Concealing Fate Parts 1, 2 & 3”
04. “Tourniquet”
05. “Beneath My Skin/Mirror Image”
06. “Orbital”
07. “Juno”
08. “Cages”
09. “Dystopia”
10. “Phoenix”
11. “Nocturne”
12. “Eden”
13. “Of Energy”
14. “Seven Names”

Amos Williams commented:

“It is only with hindsight and some time to appreciate it that we realize what this show meant to us. ‘P O R T A L S‘ as a show was an experiment afforded to us in a time when anything was possible because nothing of our previous life was possible. The overwhelming acceptance of such an approach to our music, and the stories contained within it, has shown us a potential path forward for TesseracT. It was exciting to connect with our fan base in such a difficult time for everyone, and it was powerful to see how it allowed some respite and escapism. These things were the gifts that this show gave to us, a direction and a drive, as we use this show’s example to forge a new path for TesseracT.”

Rachel Aspe (Ex-Eths) And James Monteith (TesseracT) Cover Hatebreed’s “Looking Down The Barrel Of Today”

Rachel Aspe (ex-Eths) and her Cage Fight bandmate James Monteith (TesseracT) have teamed up for a cover of Hatebreed’s “Looking Down The Barrel Of Today.” You can check that out below: