Amenra To Stream “Le Cercle” Concert In December

Amenra will be streaming their “Le Cercle“ performance on December 12. That show was filmed over the summer in Kortrijk, Belgium.

The band commented:

“On a summer night this year we all came together on a meadow in our hometown, Kortrijk, to play our latest album, ‘Mass VI‘ in its entirety. This recorded performance was as a part of the ‘European Metal Alliance‘ online festival, and was the last concert we would be playing with our bass player, Levy Seynaeve.

For one last time the circle of that AMENRA era was complete. We would now like to provide you with another opportunity to view this memorable meeting of friends. It was only us, and a crew of extremely talented friends. The sparse natural setting, special light set-up and drone footage makes for a unique concert experience like never before.

A link to be replaced in this chain of strength.

A circle of fire to be drawn over and over again.”

Tickets can be purchased HERE.

Hollywood Undead Announce “House Party” Livestream Concert

Hollywood Undead have announced a livestream concert, which they are calling “The Hollywood Undead House Party.” The virtual event will take place on December 18 and tickets can be found HERE. Notably, the show will also feature some special guests. Johnny 3 Tears commented:

“While we can’t get everyone together in a venue to party, we wanted to do the next best thing and host a night they’ll never forget – but won’t remember the next day.”

Greg Puciato Announces “Fuck Content” Streaming Event

Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan, etc.) has announced a special streaming event, which he is calling “Fuck Content.” The show will take place on December 11 and it will feature a combination of visual art, audio, live performance, and studio footage.

Puciato commented:

“‘Fuck Content‘ is just another creative release, but in a different medium, marrying visual art, audio, live performance, studio footage….a lot of different elements together. I wanted to make the modern equivalent of a VHS release you would have bought from a band decades ago, but with more of an arthouse sensibility.

Like any other thing I’ve released, and that we’ve released with Federal Prisoner, it was born from excitement, and flamed up really quickly from the initial spark into what it became. Jesse (Draxler, Federal Prisoner label-partner and acclaimed visual artist) and I were having a conversation about making a visual release, to tie into my record, that would include live performance but also much more, and got to talking about the idea of ‘content,’ how dumb and revolting the idea of, and emphasis on, ‘content’ is overall, and how the opposite of content is substance, that we needed to make sure whatever we made had real substance.

We were both ranting about it and at one point I said, ‘fuck content,’ and that was the spark we needed to build up the fire to start putting this together. As we were making it, it took twists and turns, and new ideas formed, just like making a record, and we just followed them to their natural end points.

This for me is a release, as much as any other, it’s not a livestream, it’s not some way to placate people who aren’t seeing shows, or to keep me busy. It’s something we sank our teeth into creatively, as much as a record, and I’m excited for everyone to see and hear what we’ve got to show them.”

Tickets for the event can be found HERE.

The Darkness Announce “Lockdown Live: Streaming Of A White Christmas” Concert

The Darkness have announced a livestream concert, which they are calling “Lockdown Live: Streaming Of A White Christmas.” The event will take place at the Indigo at The O2 in London, UK on December 18 at 8 p.m. GMT.

Frontman Justin Hawkins commented:

“Okay, so we pressed the wrong button and cancelled Easter. And we’re sorry about that. Let’s move on, yeah? Christmas is coming, and nothing says joy and surprise like The Darkness rocking live in your living room! Santa gets a day off as we deliver the Premier Cru streamed concert of the year live to you from the IndigO2 in London town. Let us in at your interweb window as we celebrate life, love, Christmas and rock music, all wrapped in tinsel and delivered to you on a golden dream sleigh of almost ludicrous proportions.

Expect hits, old and new. Beards, flayed by the snow engines of entertainment. Fairy lights, plugged in and mostly working. A few brave and/or immune rockers will have the good fortune to join us in the stadium of dreams for this exclusive event — check out our written facts to understand. This will be an unparalleled night of true artistic integrity, so don’t dilly dally. Let’s rock our cocking socks off together for Christmaaaaaas!”

Tickets will go on sale to the general public at 9 a.m. GMT on November 27 via AXS. Notably, a limited amount of people will be able to attend the show in person with social distancing requirements in place. Those fans are encouraged to show up in Christmas themed fancy dress. The performance will also be recorded and released as a live album, titled “Streaming Of A White Christmas,” in April 2021. That effort can be pre-ordered HERE.

In other news, The Darkness have also teamed up with Signature Brew to create a new beer called “Bells End.” Guitarist Dan Hawkins said the following about the seasonal bitter ale:

“The tasting session for Bells End went well. It was a big night and we tried every ale that we could think of. We wanted a beer that’s punchy and drinkable at the same time. Signature Brew really know their stuff and captured exactly what we were after. Bells End has got a bit of oomph to it but it’s something you can drink in the run-up to Christmas and throughout the whole season. It’s a very wintry beer, it’s perfect and we can’t wait for everyone to try it.”

Devin Townsend Releases Cover Of “Silent Night”

Devin Townsend has released a cover of the Christmas classic “Silent Night.” You can check that out below:

Townsend commented:

“I know it’s early, but I guess the plan is to record songs over the next month so I just kind of started. I dunno…been a year 🙂

Such a tired old song… tried to make it nice. There have been people in my immediate family asking me to do Christmas songs for years, and I just haven’t had the energy… but its a rough year, so here you go. =)

If Youtube isn’t sufficient, I’ve put it up on Bandcamp for a dollar if you’d like.

Hope you guys are doing ok, hang on through the season, it can be rough on some of us I know. take care of yourself.

Love,
Dev”

On another note, the frontman has also further commented on his “A Very Devy Christmas” acoustic performance. That set will stream live on December 23 and tickets can be found HERE. Townsend said the following:

“Hey all, as this year grinds to a chaotic close, I think it would be nice to do a more chilled out show for the holidays. If any of you caught the acoustic tours I had been doing over the past few years, I would like to do something like that for this stream… it has been five Quarantine concerts so far this year, and I’m wanting to bring this one back to the vibe of the first few.

I know it’s a trying time lately and it’s easy to let the thoughts get away from us, but let’s try to have a lovely afternoon and Ill play you some songs 😊

Half of the proceeds will go to the food bank, as they need it now more than ever in many ways. I hope to see you there 😊”

Diamante Announces Virtual “Blue Balls” Holiday Show

Diamante will be playing another livestream concert on December 12. Tickets for the virtual event can be purchased HERE. Diamante commented:

“I’m putting on another livestream!! Join me on December 12th @ 5pst for my 2nd annual 🔵 Blue Balls 🔵 Holiday show! I’ll be performing *every* song from my new album including the ones that haven’t been released”

Exhumed, Dropdead, Etc. To Play Virtual Benefit Concert For Landmine Marathon’s Ryan Butler

A number of artists will be taking part in a virtual benefit concert for Landmine Marathon’s Ryan Butler, who is currently recovering from a liver transplant. The event will take place tomorrow (November 21) and tickets can be found at butlerfest.net. The following musicians will perform: Jim Adkins (Jimmy Eat World), Exhumed, Dropdead, Fall Silent, Papa M, A Lunn (Panopticon), Bobb Bruno (Best Coast), Where Eagles Dare, Danny Marianino (North Side Kings), Bro Loaf, Goya, Lago, Sorrower, Pointbreak, Ugly, Dead History, and Impregnator.

KISS To Play New Year’s Eve Livestream Show In Dubai

KISS will be celebrating New Year’s Eve (December 31) with a massive livestream concert. The show will take place at the Atlantis Hotel in Dubai and fans will be able to watch it from their homes as hotel attendees watch it from their balconies. Tickets for the event can be found HERE.

Here’s a description of the concert:

“To send off 2020 in their larger-than-life style on New Year’s Eve, the iconic Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, multi-platinum selling band is reigniting the FIRE and roaring back to life! In true KISS fashion, they are bringing the biggest & baddest concert event and pyrotechnics show of the year, proving once again, that KISS never does anything small. The massive stage production and FREE pre-show will be brought directly into your living room at 9 pm LIVE from Atlantis Dubai on December 31st!

Filmed with more than 50 cameras and 360-degree views, this show produced by Landmarks Live can be seen globally with ticketing technology and livestream powered by TIXR and experienced like no other virtual concert before. You’re invited to spend New Year’s Eve with The Demon, The Starchild, The Spaceman, and The Catman as they rock out of 2020 and roll into 2021…all night!”

Paul Stanley told Rolling Stone the following:

“Frankly, I wasn’t interested in doing a stream on the level of Live at the Troubadour in L.A. Not that those aren’t good, but they aren’t KISS. Either we do this right, or we don’t do it. For us, size matters. We don’t have to reinvent the wheel; we invented it and it runs real well. We’re just making sure it’s on a scale and a size that does justice not only to the situation we’re in, but that it makes the people watching at home feel like they’re a part of it.”

Gene Simmons added:

“We play big. There’s not a lot of subtlety in what we do. It’s like the Fourth of July. You don’t want chaos. You can have the biggest, but it won’t be the baddest because just random explosions everywhere and 300-foot fireballs going off, you can’t tap your foot to that or sing along. You want to have something that has coordination. So everything that we’re naturally doing onstage is going to be amplified — 10-to-100-fold bigger, oh my God.

The best way to shut everybody up and get everybody to enjoy life right now is to make a big resounding noise and shake the heavens with some pyro.”