The Damned Things Premiere “Cells” Music Video

The Damned Things, the band featuring Scott Ian (Anthrax), Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die), Joe Trohman (Fall Out Boy), Andy Hurley (Fall Out Boy), and Dan Andriano (Alkaline Trio), have premiered a new video for their new song “Cells.” This track is from the group’s new album “High Crimes,” which will be released on April 26. Trohman commented:

“Normally, when career bands say they made a record for fun, they didn’t – but we actually did. Maybe that’s why this band doesn’t have a career? Anyway, we’re genuinely proud of it. Check it out, and watch the video to see how severely injured we got during the process!”

“High Crimes” Track Listing:

01. “Cells”
02. “Something Good”
03. “Invincible”
04. “Omen”
05. “Carry A Brick”
06. “Storm Charmer”
07. “Young Hearts”
08. “Keep Crawling”
09. “Let Me Be (Your Girl)”
10. “The Fire Is Cold”

The Damned Things Confirm New Lineup, Announce New Album “High Crimes”

The Damned Things have officially confirmed their new lineup. Rob Caggiano (Volbeat, ex-Anthrax) and Josh Newton (Shiner, ex-Every Time I Die) recently exited the group and as previously rumored Dan Andriano (Alkaline Trio) has joined as their new bassist. The rest of the lineup consists of original members Scott Ian (Anthrax), Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die), Joe Trohman (Fall Out Boy), and Andy Hurley (Fall Out Boy). The band will be releasing a new album titled “High Crimes” on April 26 and are currently booked to perform at Welcome To Rockville on May 4 and at Epicenter on May 11.

Trohman talked about the new album with Kerrang!, saying it was originally going to be an EP “but then it got to the point where [they] just made a whole record.” He continued:

“The more we put into it, the more we were, like, ‘Okay, let’s just do this,'” he said. “I hate using the terms ‘organically,’ because it’s a pretty shitty buzzword, but it happened organically. [Laughs]”

He also added:

“I originally wanted to open the record with this song called ‘Storm Charmer’ because it was really slow and ominous, which is probably a bad idea. [Laughs] I think I love ‘Cells’ — that is one of my favorite songs on the record. ‘Cells’, ‘Omen’ and ‘Carry A Brick’ are some of my favorites.

Honestly, I’ve been sitting with the demos for nearly two years, and I still haven’t got sick of any of it. I don’t listen to it in a self-serving way. I’ll listen to them and think, ‘When am I going to hate them?’ And every time I listen to them, I really like all these songs. It’s the first time I’ve listened to a record and found there’s not a lot I would change. With making anything, I could tweak it forever, but I think with this one, the mentality was just: go in, write these songs, and when they’re done, they’re done. Don’t overthink anything. Hopefully, by approaching it in a ‘Let’s make them sound really cool and not tweak them forever’ stance, then they would be the rawest possible version. I though the last record was definitely a little flippant in production, and I just wanted to pull back on that.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Light The Torch, The Interrupters, Ded, Etc. Added To 2019 Epicenter Festival

Light The Torch, The Interrupters, Ded, Dead Girls Academy and Tetrarch have all been added to the 2019 Epicenter Festival. The event, which is replacing Carolina Rebellion, will take place at the Rockingham Festival Grounds in Richmond County, North Carolina on May 10-12 and the updated daily lineups can be found below.

May 10: Korn, Rob Zombie, The Prodigy, Evanescence, Machine Gun Kelly, Meshuggah, Skillet, Beartooth, Mark Lanegan Band, Dorothy, Black Pistol Fire, Zeal & Ardor, Knocked Loose, Slothrust, Wilson, Hands Like Houses, Hyro The Hero, Amigo The Devil, Ded, Arrested Youth, Vein, and Black Coffee.

May 11: Tool, Judas Priest, The Cult, Bush, Black Label Society, Circa Survive, Yelawolf, Motionless In White, The Damned Things, Starset, Grandson, Badflower, Memphis May Fire, Light The Torch, Wage War, Crobot, Dead Girls Academy, Sylar, Counterfeit., Pretty Vicious, Shvpes, Dirty Honey, Alien Weaponry, Hyde, and Tetrarch.

May 12: Foo Fighters, Bring Me The Horizon, 311, +Live+, Mastodon, Killswitch Engage, Architects, The Interrupters, Tom Morello, Fever 333, Reignwolf, Yungblud, The Glorious Sons, Ho99o9, While She Sleeps, Basement, Scarlxrd, Movements, Teenage Wrist, Demob Happy, Boston Manor, Cleopatrick, and The Dirty Nil.

In other news, organizers have also announced that Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson, and Jim Florentine of “That Metal Show” will be reuniting at the festival. They said the following:

“The rants, the debates, the rock star interviews and yes…Stump The Trunk are back! May 10 and 11, the 3 amigos of That Metal Show will be live onstage at the country’s biggest rock festival–EPICENTER–and we couldn’t be more stoked. The Boys Are Back In Town!”

Dan Andriano (Alkaline Trio) Reportedly Joins The Damned Things

Scott Ian (Anthrax) has shared a new photo that seems to suggest that Dan Andriano (Alkaline Trio) has joined The Damned Things. Though not confirmed, some believe he could be replacing bassist Josh Newton (Shiner, ex-Every Time I Die), who is absent in the picture. Rob Caggiano (Volbeat, ex-Anthrax) recently confirmed his exit from the band as well, but as he said, the group already have enough guitarists, so it is unlikely that they will need to replace him. The band, which also features Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die), Joe Trohman (Fall Out Boy), and Andy Hurley (Fall Out Boy), are currently booked for Welcome To Rockville (May 4) and Epicenter (May 11).

[via The PRP]

Rob Caggiano Confirms That He Is No Longer A Member Of The Damned Things

During an interview on Jamey Jasta’s (Hatebreed) “The Jasta Show”, Rob Caggiano (Volbeat, ex-Anthrax) confirmed that he will not be involved in The Damned Things (Every Time I Die, Anthrax, Fall Out Boy, etc.) upcoming appearances at Welcome To Rockville (May 4) and Epicenter (May 11). He also said the following when asked who might be in the group’s current lineup: “I don’t know, to be honest. I haven’t spoken to those dudes in a bit.” When asked about a possible replacement for him, he added: “I think they have enough guitar players, but I’m not sure [laughs].” Despite this, Caggiano says he was “really proud” of their album and that he had a “blast” with them.

[via The PRP]

Foo Fighters, Tool, Korn, Etc. Set For 2019 Epicenter Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2019 Epicenter Festival. The event, which is replacing Carolina Rebellion, will take place at the Rockingham Festival Grounds in Richmond County, North Carolina on May 10-12 and tickets will go on sale December 14 at 12:00 PM EST / 09:00 AM PST. Here’s the daily lineups:

May 10: Korn, Rob Zombie, The Prodigy, Evanescence, Machine Gun Kelly, Meshuggah, Skillet, Beartooth, Mark Lanegan Band, Dorothy, Black Pistol Fire, Zeal & Ardor, Knocked Loose, Slothrust, Wilson, Hands Like Houses, Hyro The Hero, Amigo The Devil, Arrested Youth, Vein, and Black Coffee.

May 11: Tool, Judas Priest, The Cult, Bush, Black Label Society, Circa Survive, Yelawolf, Motionless In White, The Damned Things, Starset, Grandson, Badflower, Memphis May Fire, Issues, High On Fire, Wage War, Crobot, Sylar, Counterfeit., Pretty Vicious, Shvpes, Dirty Honey, Alien Weaponry, and Hyde.

May 12: Foo Fighters, Bring Me The Horizon, 311, +Live+, Mastodon, Killswitch Engage, Architects, Tom Morello, Fever 333, Reignwolf, Yungblud, The Glorious Sons, Ho99o9, While She Sleeps, Basement, Scarlxrd, Movements, Teenage Wrist, Demob Happy, Boston Manor, Cleopatrick, and The Dirty Nil.

The Damned Things (Anthrax, Every Time I Die, Etc.) Announce First Live Show Since 2011

The Damned Things (Anthrax, Every Time I Die, Fall Out Boy, etc.) have announced their first live show since 2011. The set will take place on May 4 at the Welcome To Rockville festival in Jacksonville, FL. This news comes after Scott Ian (Anthrax) recently hinted at new music from the band.

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Tool, Korn, Rob Zombie, Etc. Set For 2019 Welcome To Rockville Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2019 Welcome To Rockville festival. The event will take place at Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville, FL on May 3-5 and the daily lineups can be seen below:

May 3: Korn, The Prodigy, Evanescence, Chevelle, Flogging Molly, Killswitch Engage, Circa Survive, Tom Morello, Mark Lanegan Band, Beartooth, Starset, Issues, Black Pistol Fire, Hands Like Houses, Wilson, Amigo The Devil, Demob Happy, Cleopatrick, and Dirty Honey.

May 4: Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Judas Priest, The Cult, Skillet, In This Moment, Black Label Society, Yelawolf, Tremonti, Badflower, The Damned Things, High On Fire, Zeal & Ardor, Wage War, Movements, Crobot, Boston Manor, and Pretty Vicious.

May 5: Tool, Incubus, Bring Me The Horizon, Papa Roach, The Struts, Meshuggah, Architects, Fever 333, Reignwolf, The Glorious Sons, Dorothy, While She Sleeps, Yungblud, Grandson, Shvpes, The Dirty Nil, and Hyde.

Scott Ian (Anthrax) Seems To Hint That The Damned Things Have A New Album In The Works

During a recent appearance on the Wall Of Sound: Up Against The Wall With Browny podcast, Scott Ian (Anthrax) seemed to hint that a new The Damned Things (Anthrax, Every Time I Die, Fall Out Boy, etc.) album may be in the works. He said the following:

“We always knew with The Damned Things, it was always going to be something that we would get to do schedules permitting, because we are all in extremely busy bands. But look, we’re all friends and we’re all in contact with each other on a regular basis and I can say that there is, possibly, a record, but that’s all I’m going to say about it [laughs].”

Members of the group previously said they were working on an EP and Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die) even shared a teaser awhile back.

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[via The PRP]

Slipknot, Anthrax, Limp Bizkit, The Offspring, Etc. Members To Cover 80s Songs At Upcoming Benefit Show

A special “Strange 80s 2” benefit concert will be held at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on October 12 and it will feature a number of musicians covering various 80s songs. All of the proceeds will go towards 320 Changes Direction. Here’s who will perform: Noodles (The Offspring), Adrian Young (No Doubt), Joe Trohman (Fall Out Boy/The Damned Things), Corey Taylor (Slipknot/Stone Sour), Scott Ian (Anthrax/The Damned Things), Wes Borland (Limp Bizkit), Deryck Whibley (Sum 41), Frank Zummo (Sum 41), Dave Kusher (ex-Velvet Revolver), Jaret Reddick (Bowling For Soup), Dan Konopka (OK Go), Chris Kirkpatrick (*NSYNC), The Regrettes, Marko DeSantis (Sugarcult), Pearl Aday, Carré Callaway (Queen Kwong), Richard Patrick (Filter), Jonathan Radtke (ex-Filter), Steel Panther, and Telle Smith (The Word Alive).