August Burns Red will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of “Leveler” by releasing a re-recorded version of it on May 21. Notably, the new version of the record will feature guest appearances from Trivium’s Matt Heafy, Periphery’s Misha Mansoor, and Fit For A King’s Ryan Kirby. Furthermore, the band will also be playing a “Leveler” 10th anniversary livestream concert on May 22.
Evanescence have premiered a new video for their song “Better Without You.“ This track is from the band’s latest album “The Bitter Truth.” In other news, the group have also announced that they will be playing a livestream concert on May 13. Alice Cooper will host the virtual event and fans can vote for the opener at driventoperformconcert.com.
Black Veil Brides have announced an acoustic livestream show. The virtual event will be held on April 30 at The Den Studios in Los Angeles, CA and tickets can be found HERE. Andy Biersack commented:
“Growing up I loved getting the opportunity to watch my favorite bands sit down and go into detail about their entire back catalog of material. Whether it was KISS on MTV’s Unplugged or Billy Idol on VH1 Storytellers this format has always appealed to me. We are so excited to give fans of the band a set list that spans our entire career and the stories behind the making of these records and songs.”
BABYMETAL have announced a new streaming event, which they are calling “10 Babymetal Budokan.” The virtual show will take place on June 26 and it will feature footage from the band’s 10th anniversary shows at Nippon Budokan in Tokyo, Japan. Those 10 dates took place between January 19 and April 15. Tickets for the streaming event are available at babymetal.com.
Emperor will be celebrating their 30th anniversary with a livestream event, which they are calling “A Night Of Emperial Wrath 2021.” The virtual show will take place on May 23 and tickets can be found HERE. The band commented:
“2021 marks 30 years since the formation of Emperor. With the current state of the world, it’s been impossible to go ahead with scheduled plans. We now welcome you to join us in an exclusive streaming event. The show will take place at Notodden Theatre, 23rd of May. The setlist will feature tracks from the entire catalogue, as well as very special guest appearances from original bass player Mortiis, who appeared on the ‘Wrath Of The Tyrant’ demo, ‘As The Shadows Rise’ EP and ‘Emperor’ mini album, and ex-drummer Faust, who appeared on the ‘As The Shadows Rise’ EP, ‘Emperor’ mini album, as well as the landmark album, ‘In The Nightside Eclipse’.”
Insomnium will be performing “Shadows Of The Dying Sun” in full during a livestream show on April 24. Tickets can be purchased HERE. Niilo Sevänen commented:
“The fans have spoken, and we shall deliver. Our friends from all over the world voted actively in our album poll and the results are clear: The number one fan-favorite Insomnium album of all time is ‘Shadows of the Dying Sun‘. So we shall give you… ‘The Shadows Stream‘. We will play the entire album and then some more. With all the chit-chat the show will last something like 80 minutes. We are sure that we are going to deliver a killer stream for all you people out there, wherever you are. So join us on Saturday 24th April, open a beer or two, and let the music flow! See you soon, friends!”
“There’s no question that the ‘Zombie’ EP is a fan favorite and a record that really set the pace for us as a heavier band. A goal we had for this EP was to pay tribute to ‘ZI’ while honing in on the characteristics that we enjoy about heavy music today and the directions we want to see it heading.”
“We just had our first song go to radio with ‘Chemical’, and now in the same year, we will be releasing the heaviest music of our career with ‘ZII’. This isn’t just a new chapter for the ‘Zombie’ EP; this is a new chapter for us as a band, and an opportunity to lean into both sounds in ways that feel better than ever. We’ve found our footing with these six members. Now we’re stepping on the gas and not letting up.”
“Before, there were five songs about how to fend off the apocalypse. Now, there are five songs of hopelessness against the hoard.”
The Devil Wears Prada will be performing “ZII” in full during a livestream show on May 15. Tickets and pre-orders for the EP can be found HERE.
Hollywood Undead have announced another streaming concert, which they are calling “Undead Unhinged.” The virtual event will take place on April 30 at 4 p.m. PDT / 7 p.m. EDT and tickets can be found HERE. The show will feature a “set of hits, deep cuts, special guests, never-before-performed tracks, and a very special selection of songs performed in a way you’d never expect from Hollywood Undead.” Charlie Scene commented:
“This is something we’ve wanted to do for a long time. It’s exciting to take some songs you wrote years ago and play them a new way. As soon as I heard the first note, I knew it was going to be special.”