Saudade Release Cover Of Joy Division’s “Day Of The Lords” Featuring Lamb Of God, Vowws, & Stolen Babies Members

Saudade (Team Sleep, ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan, etc.) have teamed up with Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God), Matt Campbell (Vowws), Dominique Lenore Persi (Stolen Babies), and Todd Wilkinson (Team Sleep) for a cover of Joy Division’s “Day Of The Lords.” You can find an official video for that track below:

Blythe commented:

“I’ve always wanted to cover ‘Day of the Lords‘— in my opinion, it is the heaviest of Joy Division songs. With Saudade, we have such a widely-varied pool of musical backgrounds to draw from that I knew we could add some interesting sonic layers to the tune while honoring the original.

The lyrics to ‘Day of the Lords’ are undeniably bleak— as well, the song was recorded during a pandemic, so I wanted the video to reflect the poetic isolation conveyed in the lyrics and the literal isolation felt by many across the globe at this time. Rizz did a great job of getting that stark loneliness across visually.”

Chuck Doom continued:

“This track came together in such a fun and organic way right from the first session. Gil and I tracked the basics with Drums, Steel Drums, Fender Rhodes, Synths and Bass. Our buddies Todd and Matt added guitars. When Randy came out Los Angeles we all spent a couple days working on the song together.

It was really fun to make music with friends in the same room again. We want to thank Rizz for creating a beautiful visual interpretation of the song for us to share. Much Love and Respect to Ian Curtis and Joy Division.”

Gil Sharone added:

“Covering ‘Day of The Lords‘ was a blast. When Randy mentioned it to Chuck I thought it was a killer idea and we jumped in the studio within days of that call. We started building the track with just drums and an outline of chords which isn’t the usual process.

It was awesome to see the track reveal itself as we kept adding more layers. I feel like we accomplished our goal of paying tribute to Joy Division but also making the song our own. The track feels like a journey. Every section has its own dynamic and keeps growing until the final climax. Randy’s vocal performance really captured what we were doing musically and I’m very proud of the track.”

[via Brooklyn Vegan]

Ben Weinman (The Dillinger Escape Plan) Says His New Jersey Animal Rescue Was Recently Hit By Flooding & Extreme Weather

Ben Weinman (Suicidal Tendencies, The Dillinger Escape Plan) has revealed that his “Party Smasher Sanctuary” was recently hit by flooding and extreme weather due to Hurricane Ida. Fortunately, all of the animals were recovered. You can help Weinman out by donating to his Patreon. The musician commented:

“Last night almost my entire animal pen was swept away and all the animals were loose in a tornado. I was lucky enough to get them all locked in the barn eventually. Today we woke up to chaos. My friends came to the rescue and worked all day with me to fix the fencing. I can’t believe how amazing these guys are. Community is everything and I’m so lucky to have these boys and all the awesome people checking in on us. Thank you @keithplumstead @vagrant_forever @brian.metz @franzturdenand @kevvonholt”

[via The PRP]

Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains) Shares Behind The Scenes Look At His “Atone” Video

Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains) has shared a behind the scenes look at his recently released music video for “Atone.“ The track, which features Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses), Greg Puciato (The Black Queen, ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan), and Gil Sharon (Stolen Babies, ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan), will appear on Cantrell’s upcoming album “Brighten.” That effort will be released on October 29.

Lamb Of God, Vowws, & Stolen Babies Members To Be Featured On Saudade’s Cover Of Joy Division’s “Day Of The Lords”

Saudade (Team Sleep, ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan, etc.) have recruited Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God), Matt Campbell (Vowws), Dominique Lenore Persi (Stolen Babies), and Todd Wilkinson (Team Sleep) for their upcoming cover of Joy Division’s “Day Of The Lords.” The track is expected to be released in September.

Randy Blythe commented:

“‘Day Of The Lords‘ has long been my favorite Joy Division song. I’ve always been amazed at the sonic gravity of the tune, despite being assembled from such relatively sparse instrumentation— I’ve wanted to cover it for quite some time now.”

Chuck Doom continued:

“My first thought when Randy suggested covering ‘Day Of The Lords‘ was to honor the original, second was to make it a bit of our own. As we started building the track it felt like our vibe was translating to the original in a cool and organic way.”

Gil Sharone added:

“When Chuck hit me up saying Randy wanted to cover ‘Day Of The Lords,’ I thought it was an awesome idea, and we were in the studio within days. We didn’t have anything planned going in except knowing that we wanted to do the original justice and make it our own. We had a blast during the process and it came together organically.”

“We built the track starting with the drums and an outline of the chord changes. It was amazing to watch it come to life with every new part being added. We were able to sneak in elements of dub, jazz, and metal, while still respecting the sound and feel of the original. Once Randy put his vocals down, it glued everything together and took the song to the next level.”

Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains) Confirms Guns N’ Roses & Ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan Members Will Be Featured On His New Single

Following some rumors, Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains) has officially confirmed that Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses), Greg Puciato (Killer Be Killed, ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan, etc.), and Gil Sharone (Team Sleep, ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan, etc.) will be featured on his new solo single. You can see photos from a recent video shoot below:

Watch Lamb Of God, Quicksand, Ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan, Etc. Members Cover Prince’s “I Would Die 4 U”

“Two Minutes To Late Night” have recruited 20 musicians for a hardcore cover of Prince‘s “I Would Die 4 U.” In addition to the show’s host, Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds, the track features: Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God), Walter Schreifels (Quicksand, Gorilla Biscuits), Urian Hackney (The Armed, Rough Francis), Rachel Rosen (Most Precious Blood, Indecision), Bo Lueders (Harm’s Way), Jeffrey Eaton (Modern Life Is War), Christina Michelle (Gouge Away), Dwid Hellion (Integrity, Vermapyre), Brody King (God’s Hate), Djamila Azzouz (Ithaca), Lisa Mungo (Filth is Eternal, He Whose Ox Is Gored), Dimitri Minakakis (ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan), Shawna Potter (War On Women), James Muñoz (The Bled, XED Out), Miss Eaves, Jenna Pup (The HIRS Collective), Ryan Bland (Ache), Mike Lennon (Healthy Scratch), Peter Bruno (Tyrannosaur), and Malachi Kies (Dogmeat). “Two Minutes To Midnight” commented:

“Is the water warm enough. We got Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe and 20 other musician to cover “I Would Die 4 U” as a NY Hardcore song. FAMILY! This is our 41st bedroom cover made with the support of Patreon. Become a Patreon patron today and get access to exclusive rewards like patches, t-shirts, even custom songs! Plus, you get to see every cover we make before it publicly premieres http://www.twominutestolatenight.com

Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan) Was Recently In The Studio With Members Of Alice In Chains & Poison The Well

It looks like Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan, etc.) is working on new music with Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains) and Chris Hornbrook (Poison The Well) at Foo Fighters‘ Studio 606. Jesse Draxler and producer Steve Evetts appear to be involved in the sessions as well.

[via The PRP]

Mastodon Stream New Song “Forged By Neron” From “Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack”

Mastodon have premiered a new song titled “Forged By Neron.” This track is from the soundtrack to the DC Comics series “Dark Nights: Death Metal.” That compilation was executive produced by Tyler Bates and it will be released in digital outlets on June 18 (physical copies out July 16).

Mastodon‘s Brann Dailor commented:

“We are super excited and honored to be part of the ‘Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack‘! We’ve all been fans of DC Comics and the Batman universe since we were kids, so it really means a lot for us to be able to add something to that world.”

Bates added:

“This soundtrack and motion-comic series was made by fans of comics, for fans of comics and music. ‘Dark Nights: Death Metal‘ is next-level storytelling by two incredibly talented artists in Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo. The visual aspect of this comic is entirely compelling, and resonates throughout each song on the soundtrack.”

“Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack” Track Listing:

01. Mastodon – “Forged By Neron”
02. Chelsea Wolfe – “Diana”
03. HEALTH / Tyler Bates – “ANTI-LIFE” (feat. Deftones frontman Chino Moreno)
04. Maria Brink (In This Moment) / Tyler Bates – “Meet Me In Fire” (feat. Black Veil Brides frontman Andy Biersack)
05. Grey Daze – “Anything, Anything”
06. Rise Against – “Broken Dreams, Inc.”
07. Manchester Orchestra – “Never Ending”
08. Denzel Curry / PlayThatBoiZay – “Bad Luck”
09. Carach Angren – “Skull With A Forked Tongue”
10. Starcrawler – “Good Time Girl”
11. GUNSHIP / Tyler Bates – “Berserker” (feat. ex-Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo)
12. Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan) / Tyler Bates / Gil Sharone – “Now You’ve Really Done It”
13. Show Me The Body – “Stone Cold Earth”
14. IDLES – “Sodium”
15. Soccer Mommy – “Kissing In The Rain”

Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Etc.) Digitally Releases “Fuck Content” Set

Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan, etc.) has digitally released his recent streaming set “Fuck Content.” That show featured a combination of visual art, audio, live performance, and studio footage. Notably, four new songs also debuted during the stream. Fans can get the set via Bandcamp. It will also be available on other digital services on Christmas (December 25). Those who purchased vinyl and Blu-ray bundles during the initial stream will be able to download the effort tomorrow (December 18).

“Fuck Content” Track Listing:

01. “You, Staring At Me, Staring At You”
02. “Heaven Of Stone”
03. “Creator Of God”
04. “Fire For Water”
05. “Deep Set”
06. “Fireflies”
07. “Do You Need Me To Remind You?”
08. “Absence Excerpt”
09. “Roach Hiss”
10. “Down When I’m Not”
11. “Evacuation”
12. “September City”
13. “Absence as a Presence” (new song)
14. “Don’t Wanna Deal” (new song)
15. “Crazy All Around” (new song)
16. “Lying At The Bottom Of The Sky” (new song)

Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Etc.) Premieres Video For New Song “Absence As A Presence”

Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan, etc.) has premiered a new video for his new song “Absence As A Presence.” The track is debuting ahead of the frontman’s “Fuck Content” streaming event, which will take place today (December 11) at 6pm ET / 3pm PT. That experience will feature a combination of visual art, audio, live performance, studio footage, and four new songs including “Absence As A Presence.”,