Matt Heafy (Trivium) & Jared Dines Premiere Twitch-Based Music Video For “Can We Turn Back Yesterday?”

Matt Heafy (Trivium) and YouTuber Jared Dines have premiered a Twitch-based music video for their song “Can We Turn Back Yesterday?.“ That track is from the duo’s collaborative EP “Dines X Heafy,” which was released earlier this month.

Trivium, Heaven Shall Burn, TesseracT, & Fit For An Autopsy Add UK Leg To Fall 2021 European Tour

Trivium, Heaven Shall Burn, TesseracT, and Fit For An Autopsy have added a UK leg to their fall 2021 European tour. You can find their updated schedule below.

Tour Dates:

11/11 Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy
11/12 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy
11/13 Manchester, UK – Victoria Warehouse
11/14 London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton
11/16 Saarbrucken, GER – Saarlandhalle
11/18 Leipzig, GER – Haus Auensee
11/19 Dusseldorf, GER – Mitsubishi Electric Halle
11/20 Zurich, SWI – Halle 622
11/21 Milan, ITA – Alcatraz
11/23 Villeurbanne, FRA – Transbordeur
11/25 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz
11/26 Madrid, SPA – Sala Riviera
11/27 Lisbon, POR – Sala Tejo
11/28 Bilbao, SPA – Santana 27
11/30 Paris, FRA – L’Olympia Bruno Coquatrix
12/02 Tilburg, NET – 013
12/03 Frankfurt, GER – Jahrhunderthalle
12/04 Erfurt, GER – Messe Erfurt
12/05 Brussels, BEL – Ancienne Belgique
12/07 Copenhagen, DEN – Amager Bio
12/08 Johanneshov, SWE – Fallan
12/10 Hamburg, GER – Sporthalle
12/11 Ludwigsburg, GER – MHP Arena
12/13 Warsaw, POL – Klub Stodola
12/14 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra
12/16 Wien, AUT – Gasometer
12/17 Berlin, GER – Verti Music Hall
12/18 Munich, GER – Zenith
12/19 Karlin, CZE – Forum Karlin

Sepultura Share Quarantine Performance Of “Slave New World” Featuring Trivium’s Matt Heafy

Sepultura have shared a quarantine performance of “Slave New World” as part of their “SepulQuarta” series. This performance finds the band joined by Trivium’s Matt Heafy.

Matt Heafy (Trivium) And Jared Dines Release New Collaborative EP

Matt Heafy (Trivium) and YouTuber Jared Dines have released a new collaborative EP titled “Dines X Heafy.” That effort features five tracks including “Dear Anxiety,” “Can We Turn Back Yesterday?,” “Dying At The Sight Of The Rain,” “To Save Me From Myself,” and “We Lost It All.”

Dines commented:

“Matt was pre-internet in the way he launched his career, releasing records, playing shows, and signing to a label. “I’m post-internet in the way I launched my career by using YouTube, Facebook, and all of these other video apps. It is interesting to see the crossover though. Matt has done everything traditionally. At the same time, he embraced new technologies instead of shutting them out.

By doing this together, we get to be in both worlds. The EP was recorded in a raw and real manner. So, it has a different element. It would be cool to show everyone it does not matter if you are a guitarist from Instagram or you are in a big band, you can do things together. At the end of the day, the goal is simple — we’re just trying to write good songs and create some cool shit.”

Heafy added:

“Streaming actually helped me improve as a singer and as a guitarist, because I’m practicing all day in front of people. The culture is very regimented. However, I have always had that mentality, because my mom is Japanese, and my dad was a marine. Now, it is a combination of three things: streaming, training, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Those practices made me better at what I do and prepared me to jump into something new. I took a very different approach to DINES x HEAFY. It all came very organically without any planning.”

You can find a video for “Dear Anxiety” and streams of the other tracks below:

Metal Anarchy’s Top Albums Of 2020

I have put together a list of my top 15 albums of 2020. You can check that out below. This is just for fun and I know I probably left out some of your favorites, but these are all the albums that I enjoyed the most this year:

15. AC/DC – “Power Up”

“Power Up” has everything one would expect from an AC/DC album. The record contains nothing but the kind of high octane rock and roll that the legendary group are known for. Some highlights from this one include “Demon Fire,” “Through The Mists Of Time,” and “Kick You When You’re Down.”

14. The Amity Affliction – “Everyone Loves You… Once You Leave Them”

“Everyone Loves You… Once You Leave Them” finds The Amity Affliction returning to their heavier roots. The effort still has its poppier elements, but it is much closer to the sound that fans want to hear from the band. Some highlights from this one include “All My Friends Are Dead,” “Soak Me In Bleach,” and “Baltimore Rain.”

13. Deftones – “Ohms”

Deftones’ latest album “Ohms” contains some of their best material to date. The record features heavy and cathartic tracks that are on display within a soundscape that seems to draw on all of the band’s influences. Some highlights from this one include the title track, “This Link Is Dead,” and “The Spell Of Mathematics.”

12. Killer Be Killed – “Reluctant Hero”

Ever since Killer Be Killed (Mastodon, Soulfly, The Dillinger Escape Plan, etc.) entered the scene with their self-titled album in 2014, fans have be clamoring for more music and they finally got it in the form of “Reluctant Hero.” The effort took the sound that worked on their first record and refined it to create something that managed to exceed everyone’s expectations. Highlights from this one include “From A Crowded Wound,” “Left Of Center,” and “Dead Limbs.”

11. The Bombpops – “Death In Venice Beach”

If you’re a fan of pop punk, then The Bombpops’ “Death In Venice Beach” is a must have. The album is chock full of contagious, high energy music that is topped off with dark lyrical content. Some highlights from this one include “Double Arrows Down,” “Blood Pact,” and “Zero Remorse.”

10. Green Day – “Father Of All Motherfuckers”

Green Day’s “Father Of All Motherfuckers” is different than what fans might have expected from the band, but in retrospect it ended being the kind of carefree album everyone needed in a year like 2020. The music is extremely catchy with an old-school rock vibe that just makes you want to move and sing along. Some highlights from this one include “Oh Yeah!,” “Stab You In The Heart,” and “Fire, Ready, Aim.”

09. Seether – “Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum”

“Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum” is Seether at their best. The record is heavy and anthemic with the kind of amazing lyrics that one would expect from the band. Some highlights from this one include “Beg,” “Bruised and Bloodied,” and “Buried In the Sand.”

08. Ozzy Osbourne – “Ordinary Man”

Ozzy Osbourne had to overcame numerous health issues to release his latest album “Ordinary Man,” but the Prince Of Darkness pulled it off and proved that he is as great as ever. The record maintains the classic feel of the frontman’s previous work while adding a more modern flair that’s bolstered by a star-studded cast of musicians. Highlights from this one include “Under The Graveyard,” “Scary Little Green Men,” and “Straight To Hell.”

07. Code Orange – “Underneath”

Code Orange are continuing to make waves in the metal community with their latest album “Underneath.” The effort builds on the success of “Forever” with industrial and electronic infused hardcore that keeps you mesmerized as you head down a chaotic, horror tinged path. Some highlights from this one include “Swallowing The Rabbit Whole,” “Sulfur Surrounding,” and “Last Ones Left.”

06. The Black Dahlia Murder – “Verminous”

The Black Dahlia Murder never disappoint and “Verminous” is no exception. The album is nothing but brutal, contagious, melodic death metal that you can’t help but blast at ear shattering volumes. Some highlights from this one include the title track, “Sunless Empire,” and “The Wereworm’s Feast.”

05. Poppy – “I Disagree”

With “I Disagree”, Poppy moved even further away from bubblegum pop into the metal territory. The diverse album combines elements of industrial and nu metal with elements of pop and EDM to create a post-genre record filled with compelling tracks. Some highlights from this one include the title track, “Concrete,” and “Bloodmoney.”

04. Lamb Of God – “Lamb Of God”

Lamb Of God’s self-titled album is pure, unadulterated metal from a band that have been killing it for nearly three decades. It’s full of the kind of pummeling tracks that one would expect from the group and it is definitely worthy of the name “Lamb Of God.” Some highlights from this one include “Reality Bath,” “Resurrection Man,” and “On The Hook.”

03. Trivium – “What The Dead Men Say”

Trivium’s “What The Dead Men Say” feels like a culmination of all their past work and it shows why the band continue stay on top of the metal world. The effort is full of heavy tracks with big choruses that keep you rocking the whole way through. Some highlights from this one include “Catastrophist,” “Bleed Into Me,” and “Scattering The Ashes.”

02. Bring Me The Horizon – “Post Human: Survival Horror”

Bring Me The Horizon’s latest release “Post Human: Survival Horror” finds the band returning to heavier music, while still continuing to evolve. The record is infectious from beginning to end and the collaborations with Amy Lee (Evanescence), BABYMETAL, Yungblud, and Nova Twins make it even better. Some highlights from this one include “Kingslayer,” “Teardrops,” and “Obey.”

01. Corey Taylor – “CMFT”

Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor officially stepped out on his own this year with the release of “CMFT.” The album has a fun party vibe and it runs the gamut from rock to country to punk to hip-hop, making it so there’s a little something for everyone. Some highlights from this one include “HWY 666,” “Culture Head,” and “CMFT Must Be Stopped.”

Trivium To Take Part In Misfits Gaming Group’s “Plunder In The Sky” Event

Trivium will be taking part in Misfits Gaming Group’s “Plunder In The Sky” livestream tomorrow (December 4) at 4:00 p.m. EST. The “Call Of Duty” charity invitational event will be hosted by the Florida Mutineers and it will find players competing in “Call Of Duty: Warzone” to raise money for 12 nonprofit organizations. Fans will be able to watch the livestream on Twitch.

Trivium, Heaven Shall Burn, TesseracT, & Fit For An Autopsy Announce Fall 2021 European Tour

Trivium, Heaven Shall Burn, TesseracT, and Fit For An Autopsy have announced a fall 2021 European tour. You can find the dates for that trek below.

Tour Dates:

11/16 Saarbrucken, GER – Saarlandhalle
11/18 Leipzig, GER – Haus Auensee
11/19 Dusseldorf, GER – Mitsubishi Electric Halle
11/20 Zurich, SWI – Halle 622
11/21 Milan, ITA – Alcatraz
11/23 Villeurbanne, FRA – Transbordeur
11/25 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz
11/26 Madrid, SPA – Sala Riviera
11/27 Lisbon, POR – Sala Tejo
11/28 Bilbao, SPA – Santana 27
11/30 Paris, FRA – L’Olympia Bruno Coquatrix
12/02 Tilburg, NET – 013
12/03 Frankfurt, GER – Jahrhunderthalle
12/04 Erfurt, GER – Messe Erfurt
12/05 Brussels, BEL – Ancienne Belgique
12/07 Copenhagen, DEN – Amager Bio
12/08 Johanneshov, SWE – Fallan
12/10 Hamburg, GER – Sporthalle
12/11 Ludwigsburg, GER – MHP Arena
12/13 Warsaw, POL – Klub Stodola
12/14 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra
12/16 Wien, AUT – Gasometer
12/17 Berlin, GER – Verti Music Hall
12/18 Munich, GER – Zenith
12/19 Karlin, CZE – Forum Karlin

Rock/Metal Musicians React To Joe Biden Winning The Presidency

Joe Biden has won the 2020 election and will now become the 46th president of the United States. A number of rock/metal musicians have taken to social media to react to the good news and you can find some of their various posts below:

Amy Lee (Evanescence):

Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row):

Otep:

Scott Ian (Anthrax):

Alex Skolnick (Testament):

Machine Head:

Chris Motionless (Motionless In White):

Spider One (Powerman 5000):

Paolo Gregoletto (Trivium):

Ice-T (Body Count):

Telle Smith (The Word Alive):

Mark Morton (Lamb Of God):

Mick Jagger (The Rolling Stones):

Sacred Reich:

Jay Jay French (Twisted Sister):

Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides):

Jake Bowen (Periphery):

Chad I Ginsburg (CKY):

Ben Koller (Converge):

Tracii Guns (L.A. Guns):

Lzzy Hale (Halestorm):

Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God):

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“Empathy” 11.07.2020, Richmond, VA. CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, ABC, CBS… all the major news networks have just called the 2020 Presidential election for Joe Biden & Kamala Harris. Although these are just projections by media outlets (nothing is official until the members of the Electoral College cast their votes on Dec. 14th, 2020, then announced by a joint session of Congress on Jan. 6, 2021), & although there will be a lot of lawsuits brought forth by Donald Trump who will not concede anytime soon (or ever?), it’s obvious that it’s OVER- Joe Biden will be the 46th President of the United States. At this time, I would like to encourage everyone, no matter who you voted for, to behave with some class; to speak & act with some empathy. This country has been consumed by a toxic polarity- it is time for that toxicity to end, because it is not sustainable & it does not accomplish anything. We are all tired. We all have strong feelings. It is time to act like adults with correctly calibrated moral compasses. My feelings about President Trump (& politicians in general, for that matter) are well known, but I have zero reason to gloat. That is childish, & it accomplishes nothing. Instead I will choose to act with empathy, & hope that some level of civility will return to American discourse across the board. I just came back from a “Stop the Steal” rally near the VA State Capitol, where I shot these photos. No one was rude to me, & they announced from the beginning that it would be a peaceful protest- that is their right, & although I disagree with them, I support their right- they are my countrymen & women. These people are going to be very upset today- I will show people like this empathy in the hope that we can find common ground somehow, & that this terrible atmosphere that has hung over America for the last 4 years will begin to lift. It HAS to, or we all are screwed. Please- let’s all start talking to each other again. I hope you all have a good day- now, I’m going surfing. Peace. #Leica #LeicaCamera #LeicaCameraUSA #LeicaM #LeicaM10P #LeicaM10Ptyp3656 #🔴📷 #Summilux #Summilux50mm #LeicaCraft #MadeInWetzlar #drandallblythe #RatsEyesPhotography #honetheaesthetic

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Nergal (Behemoth):

Brian May (Queen):

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Congratulations to President Elect Joe Biden and trailblazer Kamala Harris !!! It’s been hard for me to stay silent over the last few days, weeks, months, but I felt it would be wrong to interfere in even the smallest way in the politics of another country. But there is a part of me that will always be rooted in the USA – I love America and have felt profound pain watching its freedoms and decency being eroded. I can now finally speak up. I feel massive joy – I see this is a victory for the people by the people – and hopefully just in time to make it possible to start to heal the terrible damage that has been done to the American Nation and its standing in the World in recent times. I’m thrilled for my dear American friends, that they have taken this step to reclaim compassion, justice, truth, accountability, and dignity. I’m well aware that America is split as to whether Trump as a president was a Champ or a Chump. But what you guys will discover over the next few weeks is that the rest of the world was NOT split. The whole world, like me, is rejoicing with you at this moment – feeling that we are getting our best friend back – our friend America. Yes – I will pray for unity and decent debate, with some great Rebublicans sharing the work load in the new regime. And – Yes – at last – the United States of America can again be Champions of the World !!! Bri

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Richard Patrick (Filter):

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#dems #gop #republican #democracy #democrats

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Trivium Announce “The Deepest Cuts II” Livestream Set

Trivium have announced another special “Deepest Cuts” livestream set. Fans will be able to watch the performance via Twitch on October 24 at 12:00pm PDT/3:00pm EDT.

Matt Heafy commented:

“We are taking you back into our jam room to give you more deep cuts that we rarely play and a few we have never played before. If you have ever wanted to be a fly on the wall for one of our practices, this is your chance. Get in the chat and talk to us and Trivium fans all over the world as we run through another unique set.”

Here’s the setlist:

01. “Wake (The End Is Nigh)”
02. “The Calamity”
03. “Drowning In Slow Motion”
04. “Insurrection”
05. “Declaration”
06. “Drowning In The Sound”
07. “Cease All Your Fire”
08. “Incineration: The Broken World”
09. “And Sadness Will Sear”
10. “Broken One”
11. “Washing Me Away In The Tides”
12. “Falling To Grey”