Body Count, Trivium, Fit For An Autopsy, Etc. Members To Take Part In “We Can Do Better: Words From The Underground” Charity Event

Will Putney (Fit For An Autopsy, END) has announced a special livestreamed charity event for the American Civil Liberties Union. The virtual event, which is being called “We Can Do Better: Words From The Underground,” will take place on June 14 at 9am PDT/12pm EDT and it will find musicians, labels, producers, etc. taking part in discussions and various giveaways.

The following participants have been confirmed:

  • Ice-T (Body Count)
  • Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die)
  • Bryan Garris (Knocked Loose)
  • Matt Heafy (Trivium)
  • Kurt Ballou (Converge, God City)
  • Andrew Marsh (Thy Art Is Murder)
  • Tom Williams (Stray From The Path)
  • Scott Vogel (Terror)
  • Todd Jones (Nails)
  • Buddy Nielson (Senses Fail)
  • Alan Day and Dan O’Connor (Four Year Strong)
  • Josh Smith (Northlane)
  • Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves, God Forbid)
  • Anthony Martini (E-Town Concrete, Commission)
  • Patrick Sheridan (Fit For An Autopsy)
  • Brendan Garrone (Incendiary)
  • James Pligge (Harms Way)
  • Brendan Murphy (Counterparts, END)
  • Ethan Harrison (Great American Ghost)
  • Mark Lewis (Producer)
  • Anthony DiDio (Vein)
  • Monte Conner (Nuclear Blast)
  • Justin Louden (Closed Casket Activities)
  • Carl Severson (Ferret, Good Fight Music)
  • Equal Vision Records
  • Pure Noise Records
  • Nuclear Blast
  • Relapse Records
  • Closed Casket Activities
  • Good Fight Entertainment
  • Ferret Records
  • Liquid Metal
  • Metal Injection
  • Evil Greed

Putney commented:

“To be honest I was initially torn about doing this. The distaste and rage I have for our systemic issues in this country are more palpable than they ever have been. But I am NOT the voice of the oppressed, and I would never pretend to be.

What I can do is sit down with my fellow artists, friends, peers, and heroes alike and start a conversation about what we CAN do to support institutions for positive change, because something HAS to change. And the money that will roll in from this event will go to the experts. The ACLU. The Civil Rights organization that has fought for the purest form of free speech, justice, and equality for ONE HUNDRED YEARS (let one hundred years sink in for a second). The work that they are heavily involved in today aims to tackle these systemic issues.

The artists who will appear on this livestream come from different corners of life, different upbringings, different tax brackets. Naturally, some people are more comfortable expressing their opinions and beliefs to the public than others. I ask that you do not expect fire and brimstone from everyone, and do not scorn those who’d like to have a lighthearted conversation about music. The act of participating and donating sought after items to a worthy charity should be enough for you to understand their intentions.

This raffle will be one for the books. Extremely rare items, tons of merch, test presses and limited vinyl, music gear, it goes on and on. A lot of those involved are bringing something special and I truly thank them for parting with sacred items.

The link is live to start donating now. We will be announcing more details and giveaways soon.

http://www.soundrink.live

If you’d like to participate on any level just message me.

Go big or go home.”

Converge, Cold World, Etc. Set For 2020 United Blood Festival

The first set of bands have been revealed for the 2020 United Blood festival. The event will take place at The Canal Club in Richmond, VA on April 3-4 and it will feature the following: Converge, Cold World, War Hungry, Vein, Mindforce, Never Ending Game, Regulate, Division Of Mind, Judiciary, Inclination, Hangman, One Step Closer, Restraining Order, Enforced, Downfall, Combust, Rule Them All, Drain, Be All End All, m.a.d., and Payback.

HELLYEAH, Maria Brink (In This Moment), Etc. Added To 2020 Shiprocked Cruise

HELLYEAH, In This Moment’s Maria Brink (solo piano lounge set), Ra, and Aeges have all been added to the 2020 Shiprocked Cruise. The event will take place from February 1-6, with The Carnival Valor set to depart from New Orleans, with stops in Key West and Cozumel.

Previously announced bands include:

Halestorm
Alter Bridge
Asking Alexandria
Badflower
Beartooth
Black Stone Cherry
Cane Hill
Dead Posey
Dead Sara
DED
Goodbye June
Hands Like Houses
Hyro The Hero
Ice Nine Kills
Living Colour
Of Mice & Men
Royal Tusk
SHVPES
Vein
We Are Band Nerds

Furthermore, the following artists will also be performing as part of an all-star jam band called The Stowaways:

Aaron Spiers (RavenEye)
Andy Vargas (Santana)
Alessandro “AP” Paveri (Gemini Syndrome)
Burton C. Bell (Fear Factory)
Carly Smithson (We Are The Fallen)
Chris Traynor (Bush)
Chris Volz (Flaw)
CJ Pierce & Jasen Moreno (Drowning Pool)
Clint Lowery & Morgan Rose (Sevendust)
Dameon & Gabe Aranda (Aranda)
Geno Lenardo (formerly of Filter)
Jasen Rauch (Breaking Benjamin)
Jason Womack & Phil Buckman (Fuel)
Jeff Fabb & John DeServio (Black Label Society)
Joey Duenas (Ünloco)
John Tempesta (The Cult)
J.R. Bareis (Love and Death)
Leo Moracchioli
Lukas Rossi
Mark Vollelunga (Nothing More)
Todd Morse (The Offspring touring member)
Uliana Preotu (Cilver)
Will Hunt (Evanescence)

Wisdom In Chains, King Nine, Etc. Added To 2019 Back To School Jam

More bands have been added to the final Back To School Jam. That event will take place at White Eagle Hall in Jersey City, NJ on September 7 and the updated lineup includes: Martyr A.D., Folly, Vein, Most Precious Blood (“Nothing In Vain” lineup), Guns Up!, Culture Abuse, Fiddlehead, Wisdom in Chains, King Nine, Criminal Instinct, Shark Attack, Drug Church, Division of Mind, Eyes of the Lord, Higher Power, Abuse of Power, One Step Closer, Buried Dreams, Threat 2 Society, and Fence Cutter.

Vein Announce North American Tour With Soft Kill, Higher Power, Etc.

Vein have announced a North American tour with Soft Kill and Higher Power. Modern Color, Dead Heat, Silenus, and Narrow Head will also perform on select dates.

Tour Dates:

With Modern Color:

09/04 Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmount
09/05 Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground
09/06 Buffalo, NY – Rec Room
09/07 Jersey City, NJ – Back To School Jam (no Modern Color)
09/08 Lakewood, OH – The Foundry
09/10 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
09/11 Detroit, MI – The Shelter
09/12 Chicago, IL – Reggies
09/13 Burnsville, MN – The Garage
09/14 Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
09/15 Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck
09/17 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
09/18 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
09/20 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
09/21 Vancouver, BC – 333
09/22 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre (no Soft Kill)
09/24 Reno, NV – Holland Project

With Dead Heat:

09/26 Berkeley, CA – 924 Gilman
09/27 San Diego, CA – Che Cafe (no Soft Kill)
09/28 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo (no Soft Kill)
09/29 Phoenix, AZ – Nile Underground

With Narrow Head:

10/01 Austin, TX – Barracuda
10/02 Dallas, TX – Club Dada

With Silenus:

10/04 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
10/05 Orlando, FL – Soundbar
10/07 Nashville, TN – The End
10/08 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
10/09 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
10/10 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bazaar
10/11 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
10/13 Boston, MA – Middle East

While She Sleeps Announce European/UK Tour With Every Time I Die & Vein

While She Sleeps have announced a European/UK tour with Every Time I Die and Vein. Here’s the dates:

01/16 Paris, FRA – Cabaret Sauvage
01/17 Brussels, BEL – AB Box
01/18 Cologne, GER – Live Music Hall
01/19 Munich, GER – Backstage Werk
01/21 Solothurn, SWI – Kulturfabrik Kofmehl
01/22 Wiesbaden, GER – Kulturzentrum
01/23 Amsterdam, NET – Melkweg
01/24 London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton
01/26 Manchester, UK – Manchester Academy

Halestorm, Alter Bridge, Asking Alexandria, Etc. Set For 2020 Shiprocked Cruise

The initial lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Shiprocked cruise, which is set take place from February 1-6. The Carnival Valor will depart from New Orleans, with stops in Key West and Cozumel, and the following artists will perform: Halestorm, Alter Bridge, Asking Alexandria, Badflower, Beartooth, Black Stone Cherry, Cane Hill, Dead Posey, Dead Sara, DED, Goodbye June, Hands Like Houses, Hyro The Hero, Ice Nine Kills, Living Colour, Of Mice & Men, Royal Tusk, SHVPES, Vein, We Are Band Nerds, Clint Lowery, Chad Nicefield (djing), Andy Woods, and the all-star jam band The Stowaways.

Nominees Announced For 2019 Kerrang! Awards

The nominees have been revealed for the 2019 Kerrang! Awards. You can check those out below and vote for your favorites HERE. The ceremony will be held on June 19 (location TBA).

Nominees:

Best British Breakthrough Act:

1. Yonaka
2. IDLES
3. Scarlxrd
4. Svalbard
5. Black Peaks

Best International Breakthrough Act:

1. Vein
2. The Interrupters
3. SWMRS
4. Simple Creatures
5. Angel Du$t

Best Song:

1. FEVER 333 – “Burn It”
2. Slipknot – “All Out Life”
3. Rammstein – “Deutschland”
4. While She Sleeps – “ANTI-SOCIAL”
5. Frank Iero – “Young And Doomed”

Best Album:

1. Architects – “Holy Hell”
2. Bring Me The Horizon – “amo”
3. Ghost – “Prequelle”
4. Behemoth – “I Loved You At Your Darkest”
5. Greta Van Fleet – “Anthem Of The Peaceful Army”

Best British Live Act:

1. Architects
2. Employed To Serve
3. Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes
4. Enter Shikari
5. Don Broco

Best International Live Act:

1. FEVER 333
2. Metallica
3. Parkway Drive
4. Ghost
5. Mastodon

Best British Act:

1. Architects
2. Enter Shikari
3. Bring Me The Horizon
4. Iron Maiden
5. Biffy Clyro

Best International Act:

1. Slipknot
2. Foo Fighters
3. Metallica
4. Panic! At The Disco
5. Rammstein

More Bands Added To 2019 Sound And Fury Festival

More bands have been added to the 2019 Sound And Fury festival. The event will take place at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles, CA on July 12-13 and it will now feature: Abuse Of Power, Antagonize, Basement, Big Takeover, Criminal Instinct, Dare, Dead Heat, Despite You, Diztort, Drain, Ekulu, Fiddlehead, Firewalker, Frame Of Mind, Fury, Generacion Suicida, Glitterer, Have Heart, Illusion, Incendiary, Inclination, Initiate, Like It Or Not, Line Of Sight, Mindforce, Never Ending Game, No Warning, One Step Closer, Power Trip, Protestor, Three Knee Deep, Vein, Wise, and Year Of The Knife. Division Of Mind, Dominant Force, Gem, Krimewatch, Lil Ugly Mane, Teenage Wrist, Union Front, Wild Side, and Young Guv will also perform as part of the festival’s aftershows.