Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Trivium, & In Flames Announce North American Tour

Megadeth and Lamb Of God have announced a co-headlining North American tour. Trivium and In Flames will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

06/12 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
06/13 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
06/14 Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
06/16 Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
06/17 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
06/18 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
06/20 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
06/21 Boston, MA – Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
06/23 Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
06/24 Providence, RI – Bold Point Park
06/26 Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
06/28 Burgettstown, PA – S&T Bank Music Park
06/29 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
07/01 Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
07/02 Mount Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle Casino Amphitheatre
07/03 Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Music Center
07/05 Atlanta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
07/07 Cincinnati, OH – PNC PAVILION
07/08 Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
07/10 Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
07/11 St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
07/12 Nashville, TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium
07/14 Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
07/16 Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
07/17 Houston, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
07/18 Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
07/20 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
07/21 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
07/23 Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
07/25 Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
07/26 Portland, OR – Moda Center
07/29 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
07/30 Pocatello, ID – Portneuf Health Trust Amphitheatre
08/01 Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion
10/02 West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
10/06 Birmingham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
10/07 New Orleans, LA – UNO Lakefront Arena
10/09 Corpus Christi, TX – American Bank Center Arena
10/11 El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center
10/14 Springfield, MO – JQH Arena
10/16 Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
10/21 Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
10/23 Huntington, WV – Mountain Health Arena
10/24 Bethlehem, PA – The Wind Creek Event Center
10/27 Quebec City, QC – Centre Videotron
10/28 Laval, QC – Place Bell
10/30 St. Paul, MN – Armory
10/31 Green Bay, WI – Resch Center
11/02 Omaha, NE – Baxter Arena
11/03 Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
11/05 Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
11/07 Las Vegas, NV – Mandalay Bay Events Center
11/10 Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena
11/11 Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center Arena
11/13 Reno, NV – Reno Events Center

Judas Priest, Sabaton, Wage War, Etc. Added To 2020 Rebel Rock Festival

More bands have been added to the 2020 Rebel Rock festival. That event will take place at the Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando, FL on September 18-19 and the updated daily lineups can be found below:

September 18: Judas Priest (celebrating 50th anniversary), Trivium, Sabaton, Sevendust, Fuel, Suicide Silence, Light The Torch, Them Evils, Cherry Bombs, and Stark.

September 19: Limp Bizkit (celebrating 20th anniversary of “Chocolate Starfish And The Hotdog Flavored Water”), I Prevail, Wage War, All That Remains, Anti-Flag, Cold, Attila, Diamante, Saul, and Defy The Tyrant.

Trivium’s Matt Heafy Guests On New Cabal Song “Bitter Friend”

Cabal have premiered a new song titled “Bitter Friend.” This track features Trivium’s Matt Heafy and it will appear on the band‘s new album “Drag Me Down,“ which is set to be released on April 3.

Heafy commented:

“Cabal is one of the most frighteningly heavy bands I’ve ever had the privilege of being a fan of. Unstoppably powerful on album and live. It’s an honor to be asked to guest on a song with them. You all need their records.”

Cabal added:

“‘Bitter Friend‘ is a deep dive into the internal conflict between yourself and the side of yourself that you’d rather die than let take over and how if feels when you’re losing that fight. It’s a song on which we’ve experimented a bit with our sound while still staying true to what Cabal have always been about and last but not least it also has none other than the absolute legend Matt Heafy from Trivium doing an awesome feature on it.”

Rock/Metal Musicians Pay Tribute To The Late Neil Peart (Rush)

As previously reported, Rush’s Neil Peart has sadly passed away following a battle with brain cancer. A number of rock/metal musicians have since taken to social media to pay tribute to the legendary drummer and some of the various posts can be found below:

Geddy Lee (Rush):

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Rest in peace, my brother. 💔

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Metallica’s Lars Ulrich and Kirk Hammett:

Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins:

Slash (Guns N’ Roses):

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RIP #NeiPeart

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Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath):

KISS’ Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons:

Gary Holt (Exodus):

David Ellefson (Megadeth):

Anthrax’s Scott Ian, Charlie Benante, and Frank Bello:

Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, etc.):

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R.I.P. #nealpeart An extraordinary talent.

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King Diamond:

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine):

John Dolmayan (System Of A Down):

Steven Adler (ex-Guns N’ Roses):

Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row):

Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, etc.):

Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour):

Overkill:

Mike Inez (Alice In Chains):

Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins):

Alex Bent (Trivium):

Taylor Momsen (The Pretty Reckless):

Chris Jericho (Fozzy):

Matt Sorum (ex-Guns N’ Roses, etc.):

Jason Hook (Five Finger Death Punch):

Adam Gontier (Saint Asonia, ex-Three Days Grace):

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~ Shocked. The Legend. Rest In Peace Neil Peart. 🙏🏻

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Shawn Drover (ex-Megadeth, etc.):

Sacred Reich:

Matt Halpern (Periphery):

Zach Myers (Shinedown):

Chuck D (Public Enemy, Prophets of Rage):

Dan Briggs (Between The Buried And Me):

Peter Frampton:

Jack Black (Tenacious D):

Slipknot, Mastodon, Trivium, Etc. Members To Guest On New Me And That Man (Behemoth) Album “New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol. 1”

Behemoth frontman Adam “Nergal” Darski has revealed the details for his new Me And That Man album “New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol. 1.” The effort, which will be released on March 27, features a number of guests including Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, Mastodon’s Brent Hinds, Trivium’s Matt Heafy, and more.

“New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol. 1” Track Listing:

01. “Run With The Devil” (feat. Jørgen Munkeby of Shining)
02. “Coming Home” (feat. Siver Høyem of Madrugada)
03. “Burning Churches” (feat. Mat McNerney of Grave Pleasures)
04. “By The River” (feat. Ihsahn of Emperor)
05. “Męstwo”
06. “Surrender” (feat. Anders Landelius of Dead Soul / Rob Caggiano of Volbeat)
07. “Deep Down South” (feat. Nicke Anderson of Entombed / Johanna Sadonis of Lucifer)
08. “Man Of The Cross” (feat. Jerome Reuter of Rome)
09. “You Will Be Mine” (feat. Matt Heafy of Trivium)
10. “How Come?” (feat. Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour / Brent Hinds of Mastodon)
11. “Confession” (feat. Niklas Kvarforth of Shining)

Nergal commented:

“With the utmost pride and… kind of relief;,I present to you, the second ME AND THAT MAN album — ‘New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol. 1′. This time ’round, I wanted to take on a different challenge and curated an album of 11 songs — each with their own character and vibe, alongside the most talented and important individuals across the whole scene. Together, we take trips to the lands of blues, folk, country and even spaghetti western. Only time will tell if we hit the mark, but I deeply believe so. I’m very proud of this piece of work and it has been a monumental task to achieve.

I would like to thank EACH one of our guests for being part of this project: Mat and Matt, Niklas and Jørgen, Corey, Alan, Addi, Brent, Vegard, Sivert, Anders, Rob, Jerome, Johanna and Nicke. I LOVE you all from here to the moon and back! Without the passion and heart you granted us, this wouldn’t have been possible!”

Two songs from the album, Run With The Devil” (feat. Jørgen Munkeby) and “Burning Churches” (feat. Mat McNerney), have already been released and a video for the third single, “Surrender” (feat. Anders Landelius and Rob Caggiano), can be found below:

Watch Trivium’s Matt Heafy Cover Ozzy Osbourne’s “Crazy Train” Acoustically

During a recent livestream on Twitch, Trivium’s Matt Heafy performed an acoustic cover of Ozzy Osbourne’s “Crazy Train.” You can see footage of that below:

Megadeth, Trivium, Animals As Leaders, Etc. Members Take Part In “Biggest Shred Collab Song In The World III”

The third “Biggest Shred Collab Song In The World” has officially been released. The track features a number of YouTubers and musicians including: Jared Dines, Angel Vivaldi, Nik Nocturnal, Become The Knight, Stevie T, Andy James, Felix Martin, Ola Englund (The Haunted, etc.), Lucas Mann (Rings Of Saturn), Rudy Ayoub, Matt Heafy (Trivium), Sarah Longfield, Tosin Abasi (Animals As Leaders), Davie504, Tim Henson (Polyphia), Ichika Nito, Stephen Taranto, Jason Richardson (All That Remains), Cole Rolland, Kiko Loureiro (Megadeth), The Dooo, and Manuel Gardner Fernandes. You can check that out below, but it’s worth noting that there was an issue with Richardson’s part, as Dines explained:

“Hey guys! Unfortunately, i am a dumb dumb and put Jason Richardson’s part over the wrong backing in the final file for the big shred collab video this year. I know I know.. you’d think I’d have my act together by now… 🙄 WELL, here is what he actually intended for you all to hear haha merry Christmas everyone! (Tbh, Jason could play over dumpsters fucking and it would sound good). My deepest apology to you Jason, please don’t SLAPP me at namm 😫😫😫”