Zombi Digitally Release “Zombi & Friends, Vol. 1” Covers Album

Zombi have digitally released a new covers album titled “Zombi & Friends, Vol. 1.” The effort features various quarantine covers that the band recorded with Pinkish Black‘s Daron Beck, The Sword‘s Bryan Richie, Zao‘s Jeff Gretz, and Trans Am‘s Philip Manley during the pandemic. Physical copies will be available on June 17.

“Zombi & Friends, Vol. 1” Track Listing:

01. “Guilty” (Barry Gibb cover)
02. “Suspicions” (Eddie Rabbitt cover)
03. “I Can’t Tell You Why” (Eagles cover)
04. “Sirius“/”Eye In The Sky” (The Alan Parsons Project cover)
05. “Take You Back” (Frank Stallone cover)
06. “Takin’ It To the Streets” (Michael McDonald cover)
07. “Captain of Her Heart” (Double cover)
08. “Deja Vu” (Dionne Warwick cover)
09. “You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine” (Lou Rawls cover)
10. “America” (Neil Diamond cover)

Zombi‘s Steve Moore commented:

“Last year we invited some of our close friends to take part in a series of soft and smooth cover songs we loved from our childhood. Over the course of the year we recorded 25 songs, from roughly the mid 70’s through the mid 80’s, and released a new one almost every Friday. It was a chance to stay busy and connected during the pandemic. Admittedly it started as a bit of a joke with our Barbra Streisand cover, which was originally going to be a one-off, but the reaction was so strong we decided to plan out a whole series.”

Eagles Of Death Metal, The Sword, Crowbar, Etc. Set For 2022 Ripplefest Texas

The lineup has been revealed for this year’s Ripplefest Texas. The event will take place at The Far Out Lounge in Austin, TX on July 21-24 and it will feature the following: Eagles Of Death Metal, The Sword, Crowbar, Mothership, Big Business, The Obsessed, Stöner, Spirit Adrift, The Heavy Eyes, Sasquatch, Rezn, Fatso Jetson, Heavy Temple, JD Pinkus, Lord Buffalo, Lo-Pan, Wino, El Perro, Void Vator, Hippie Death Cult, Doctor Smoke, Howling Giant, Nick Oliveri, High Desert Queen, Destroyer Of Life, Ape Machine, High Priestess, Dryheat, Rubber Snake Charmers, Sun Crow, Holy Death Trio, Bone Church, Horseburner, Spirit Mother, Thunder Horse, The Age Of Truth, Kind, All Souls, Las Cruces, Salem’s Bend, Fostermother, The Absurd, Mother Iron Horse, Mr. Plow, Snake Mountain Revival, Blue Heron, Grail, Formula 400, Rickshaw Billie’s Burger Patrol, Eagle Claw, Bridge Farmers, Godeye, and Ole English.

The Sword Announce Spring Shows With Sun Voyager & Nate Bergman

The Sword have booked some spring headlining shows with Sun Voyager and Nate Bergman around their tour with Clutch. Here’s the dates:

04/25 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
04/26 Jersey City, NJ – White Eagle Hall
05/09 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
05/16 Memphis, TN – Growlers

Clutch Announce North American Tour With Eyehategod, The Sword, Etc.

Clutch have announced a spring headlining tour. Eyehategod and Tigercub will open on the first leg, while The Sword and Nate Bergman (Lionize) will open on the second leg.

Tour Dates:

With Eyehategod & Tigercub:

03/16 Birmingham, AL – Iron City
03/18 New Orleans, LA – Fillmore
03/19 Tyler, TX – Country River Club
03/20 San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theatre
03/22 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
03/24 Santa Ana, CA – Observatory
03/25 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
03/26 Reno, NV – Virginia Street Brewhouse
03/28 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
03/29 Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
03/31 Edmonton, AB – Midway
04/01 Calgary, AB – The Palace Theatre
04/02 Missoula, MT – Wilma Theatre
04/03 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
04/05 Billings, MT – Pub Station
04/07 Minneapolis, MN – First Ave.
04/08 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
04/09 Green Bay, WI – Epic Events Center
04/10 Joliet, IL – The Forge

With The Sword & Nate Bergman:

04/27 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
04/29 Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino
04/30 Providence, RI – The Strand
05/01 Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theatre
05/03 Rochester, NY – Anthology
05/04 London, ON – Music Hall
05/06 Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room
05/07 Grand Rapids, MI – GLC Live at 20 Monore
05/08 Columbus, OH – KEMBA Live!
05/10 Moline, IL – The Rust Belt
05/12 Tulsa, OK – Cains Ballroom
05/13 Wichita, KS – The Cotillion
05/14 Sauget, IL – POP’s
05/15 Little Rock, AR – The Hall
05/17 Knoxville, TN – Mill & Mine
05/18 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
05/19 Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome to Rockville
05/21 Myrtle Beach, SC – Bike Week
05/22 Richmond, VA – The National

Zombi Announce Headlining U.S. Shows

Zombi have announced some headlining U.S. shows. The dates will take place around their previously announced tour with The Sword.

Tour Dates:

Zombi:

02/18 Louisville, KY – Zanzibar
02/19 Chicago, IL – The Empty Bottle
02/20 Milwaukee, WI – X-Ray Arcade
02/21 Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry

With The Sword:

02/24 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
02/25 Boise, ID – Neurolux
02/26 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
02/28 Seattle, WA – Nuemos
03/01 Spokane, WA – Lucky Lounge
03/03 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
03/04 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater
03/05 San Diego, CA – Belly Up
03/06 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
03/08 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
03/09 Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre
03/11 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
03/12 Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
03/13 Austin, TX – Mohawk

Zombi:

03/15 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
03/16 Durham, NC – The Pinhook
03/17 Richmond, VA – The Camel
03/18 Washington, DC – Comet Ping Pong

Watch Living Colour, Zeal & Ardor, The Sword, Etc. Members Cover Funkadelic’s “Hit It And Quit It”

“Two Minutes To Late Night” host Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds has joined forces with Manuel Gagneux (Zeal & Ardor), Emily Panic (“Ghosts To Show You Podcast”), Vernon Reid (Living Colour), Bryan Giles (Red Fang), Bryan Richie (The Sword), and Moe Watson (Shai Hulud) for a cover of Funkadelic’s “Hit It And Quit It.” You can check that out below. “Two Minutes To Late Night” commented:

“Marky Mark and the Funkadelic Bunch! Gwarsenio took some bad asprin and now tripping out with members of Zeal & Ardor, Red Fang, The Sword, Shai Hulud, and Vernon Reid of Living Colour. This is our 51th 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

The Sword Announce U.S. Tour With Zombi

The Sword have announced a U.S. tour with Zombi. Here’s the dates:

02/24 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
02/25 Boise, ID – Neurolux
02/26 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
02/28 Seattle, WA – Nuemos
03/01 Spokane, WA – Lucky Lounge
03/03 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
03/04 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater
03/05 San Diego, CA – Belly Up
03/06 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
03/08 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
03/09 Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre
03/11 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
03/12 Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
03/13 Austin, TX – Mohawk

Mastodon, Vio-lence, Goatwhore, Etc. Added To 2021 Psycho Las Vegas

Mastodon, Vio-lence, Goatwhore, Mutoid Man, and Knocked Loose have been added to the 2021 Psycho Las Vegas Festival. This news comes after Emperor, Mayhem, Satyricon, Watain, and more were forced to drop off the event due to travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The festival will be held in Las Vegas, NV on August 20-22 with a pre-show “Psycho Swim” event scheduled for August 19.

Here’s the updated daily lineups and set times:

August 19 (Psycho Swim):

Daylight Beach Club:

Old Man Gloom 10:30PM – close
Bongzilla 8:30PM – 9:30PM
Death Valley Girls 7:10PM – 8:10PM
Polyrhythmics 5:30PM – 6:50PM
The Skull 4:10PM – 5:10PM
Blackwater Holylight 2:50PM – 3:50PM
Here Lies Man 1:30PM – 2:30PM
DJ Scott Seltzer 12PM – 1:30PM
DJ Painkiller (record selector)

Rhythm & Riffs Lounge (Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino):

DJ Nate Carson 1AM – 2AM
Wino (acoustic) 12AM – 1AM

August 20:

Main Stage:

Mastodon 9:30PM – close
Obituary 7PM – 8:15PM
Vio-lence 5:20PM – 6:20PM
Goatwhore 3:50PM – 4:50PM
Mutoid Man 2:25PM – 3:15PM
Knocked Loose 1PM – 1:50PM
DJ Painkiller (record selector)

Mandalay Bay Beach:

GZA (“Liquid Swords” 25th anniversary set) 11PM – 12AM
Ty Segall 9:50PM – 10:40PM
The Sword 8:40PM – 9:30PM
Paul Cauthen 7:30PM – 8:20PM

House Of Blues:

Health 12:30AM – close
Cephalic Carnage 11:20PM – 12:10AM
Exhorder (performing “Slaughter in the Vatican”) 10:05PM – 11PM
Claude Fontaine 8:50PM – 9:50PM
Pinback 7:35PM – 8:35PM
King Dude 6:20PM – 7:20PM
???? 5:05PM – 6:05PM
Khemmis 4PM – 4:50PM
Toke 3PM – 3:45PM
Alms 2PM – 2:45PM
Foie Gras 1:05PM – 1:45PM
Lord Buffalo 12PM – 12:50PM

Rhythm & Riffs Lounge:

DJ Pubes 1AM – 2AM
Mothership 12AM – 1AM
Bridge City Sinners 10:20PM – 11:30PM
Mother Mercury 9PM – 10PM
Highlands 7:55PM – 8:50PM
Psychlona 6:50PM – 7:40PM
Ask Doc Q&A (w/ Blasko & Bruce Lamont) 5:10PM – 6:40PM
Hippie Death Cult 4PM – 5PM
DJ Dwid Hellion 2:50PM – 4PM
Deathchant 2PM – 2:50PM
DJ Scott Seltzer 12PM – 2PM

August 21:

Main Stage:

Danzig (“Danzig II: Lucifuge” 26th anniversary set) 9:15PM – close
The Flaming Lips 7:10PM – 8:20PM
Thievery Corporation 5:20PM – 6:40PM
Deafheaven 3:50PM – 4:50PM
Red Fang 2:25PM – 3:35PM

Mandalay Bay Beach:

Cannibal Corpse 11PM – 12AM
Dying Fetus 9:50PM – 10:40PM
Pig Destroyer 8:40PM – 9:30PM
Primitive Man 7:30PM – 8:20PM

House Of Blues:

Tim Dillon 12AM – close
Cursive 10PM – 11PM
Death By Stereo 8:50PM – 9:40PM
Poison The Well 7:35PM – 8:35PM
Boysetsfire 6:30PM – 7:20PM
Adamantium 5:15PM – 6:15PM
Eyehategod 4PM – 5PM
Profanatica 3PM – 3:45PM
Curl Up And Die 2PM – 2:45PM
Eighteen Visions 1PM – 1:45PM
Unto Others 12PM – 12:25PM
Vaelmyst 11AM – 11:45AM

Rhythm & Riffs Lounge:

DJ Ethan McCarthy 12AM – 2AM
Black Sabbitch 11PM – 12AM
DJ Brant Bjork 9PM – 11PM
Fatso Jetson 7:50PM – 8:40PM
Silvertomb 6:40PM – 7:30PM
Bruce Lamont (interviews Phil Anselmo) 5:20PM – 6:30PM
Withered 4:15PM – 5PM
????? 3:10PM – 4PM
Flavor Crystals 2PM – 2:50PM
DJ Scott Seltzer 12PM – 2PM

August 22:

Main Stage:

Down (performing “NOLA”) 7:15PM – close
Exodus 5:25PM – 6:35PM
High On Fire 3:50PM – 5PM
Midnight 2:20PM – 3:20PM
Integrity 1PM – 1:50PM

Mandalay Bay Beach:

Osees 11PM – 12AM
Full Of Hell 9:50PM – 10:40PM
Weedeater 8:40PM – 9:30PM
Dengue Fever 7:30PM – 8:20PM

House Of Blues:

Drab Majesty 12:15AM – 1:15AM
Repulsion 11PM – 12AM
Devourment 9:45PM – 10:45PM
Broken Hope 8:40PM – 9:30PM
TSOL 7:35PM – 8:25PM
Immolation 6:20PM – 7:20PM
Frankie and the Witch Fingers 5:05PM – 6:05PM
Kanga 4PM – 4:50PM
Creeping Death 3PM – 3:45PM
Glacial Tomb 2PM – 2:45PM
Vitriol 1PM – 1:45PM
Warish 12PM – 12:45PM

Rhythm & Riffs Lounge:

DJ Painkiller 12:30AM – 2AM
ASG 11:20PM – 12:30AM
Stöner 10PM – 11PM
Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears 8:45PM – 9:45PM
Sasquatch 7:40PM – 8:30PM
Howling Giant 6:30PM – 7:30PM
Amigo The Devil 5PM – 6:10PM
Relaxer 3:30PM – 4:40PM
Bruce Lamont (solo) 2PM – 3PM
DJ Scott Seltzer 12PM – 2PM

Eyecandy Lounge:

Health (DJ set) 11:30PM – 2AM
Domenic Palermo (Nothing) (DJ set) 9:30PM – 11:30PM
DJ Pubes 7:30PM – 9:30PM

Watch Clutch, The Sword, Royal Thunder, Etc. Members Cover Styx’s “Renegade”

Mlny Parsonz (Royal Thunder), Kyle Shutt (The Sword), Jean-Paul Gaster (Clutch), Per Wiberg (Opeth, Candlemass), and Mike Squires (Duff McKagan’s Loaded) recently teamed up for a cover of Styx’s “Renegade” as part of Couch Riffs. Squires commented:

“This song, you guys, is an absolute classic and one of the biggest songs from my childhood. To this day when I hear it I get excited and electrified. So, when JP and Kyle decided to reprise their spots with Couch Riffs and suggested this song I was ALL OVER IT. Also, I didn’t want to pass up the opportunity to swap solos with Mr Shutt. We were lucky enough to further elevate this line-up with two more absolute crushers in Mlny Parsonz and Per Wiberg on vocals and keys, respectively. This cover is certainly more raw than the original version (like most all of our covers) and I’m proud of what happened here. I hope you guys enjoy this as much as we did! This was a blast!”

Eighteen Visions, High On Fire, The Sword, Vio-lence, Etc. Set For Psycho Las Vegas Side Shows In San Diego, CA

Organizers of the Psycho Las Vegas festival in Las Vegas, NV have announced some special side shows at Brick By Brick in San Diego, CA. Here’s the dates and lineups for those concerts:

  • August 17: Eighteen Visions, Death By Stereo, Adamantium
  • August 18: High On Fire, Intronaut, Psychlona, Lord Buffalo
  • August 25: The Sword, ASG, Sasquatch, Deathchant
  • August 26: Vio-lence, Cephalic Carnage, Vitriol

[via The PRP]