Darkest Hour Announce Livestream Benefit Show

Darkest Hour have announced a livestream benefit show. The virtual event will take place on September 26 and proceeds from it will go towards employees at The Black Cat venue in Washington, D.C. Tickets can be found HERE.

The band commented:

“We have been spending a lot of time thinking of our family, friends, and colleagues who are all struggling to find a way through these trying times. The Black Cat has been a constant refuge for us over the years and so it feels right to our best to give back now. We need art, we need music, and we will need a place to all come together eventually to heal form all of this. We want those of our friends who work in the music/art/live events industry to know that we see you, we are here for you, and most of all that you are not alone.

We will be rolling out a special digital merchandise store, and some other surprises so follow along on our social media as we reveal more details. Happy to do our part to support the fund and give back to a community and club that has given so much to us.

Thanks so much in advance for helping get the word out. Just trying to get creative, stay active, give back, all while we try and write the best album of our lives!”

Down Planning Livestream Concert

It looks like Down will be playing a livestream concert on August 22. The band’s manager, Skid Row guitarist Dave “Snake” Sabo, confirmed the news during a recent episode of “Tribute Wars,” the online show co-hosted by Megadeth bassist David Ellefson:

“I’ve been managing since 2006, which seems like a lifetime ago, and it kind of is. I’ve been managing the band DOWN since then — Philip Anselmo and Pepper Keenan and Kirk Windstein — and that, for a long time, took up a lot of our time. But they’ve taken a bit of a hiatus. They’re actually gonna be doing one of those streaming live shows August 22nd. So we’ll have more information out online as that progresses, as we get closer.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Watch Psychosexual’s (Ex-Five Finger Death Punch) Recent Virtual Concert

Psychosexual, the band fronted by former Five Finger Death Punch drummer Jeremy Spencer, recently celebrated the release of their debut album “Torch The Faith” with a livestream concert. You can watch that set below. Notably, the performance included a cover of Stone Temple Pilots‘ “Sex Type Thing.“

Psychosexual (Ex-Five Finger Death Punch) To Play Livestream Concert Tonight

Psychosexual, the band fronted by former Five Finger Death Punch drummer Jeremy Spencer, will be celebrating the release of their debut album “Torch The Faith” with a livestream concert tonight (July 31). You can watch that on YouTube and Facebook at 8:00 p.m. PDT/11:00 p.m. EDT.

Watch Code Orange’s “Under The Skin” Performance

Earlier today (July 30), Code Orange streamed their special “Under The Skin” set live from the Theatre Factory in Pittsburgh, PA. The performance, which can be seen below, featured a “stripped down and reimagined presentation of tracks spanning their entire catalogue” and a cover of Alice In Chains’ “Down In A Hole.”

Devin Townsend Reveals Details For Upcoming Virtual Concert

Devin Townsend has officially revealed the details for his next virtual concert. The set will take place on September 5 and it will find Townsend performing with Wes Hauch (ex-The Faceless/Black Crown Initiate), Liam Wilson (Azusa, ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan), and Samus Paulicelli (Decrepit Birth). Tickets can be found HERE.

Townsend commented:

“So I was thrilled to announce my headlining of Bloodstock this year, and with an eye on doing my first ‘by request’ set that included my entire career, (including SYL and all the DTP albums), I know there were a lot of people that were really excited as well.

But then, as we all know, circumstances prevented that from happening, and that was disappointing as the show was meant to be a pivotal moment in my creative career. But every roadblock is an opportunity for something different so we have come up with a plan to bring you the show in a way I believe will be kind of revolutionary and damned exciting. We have been working tirelessly to bring you a ‘virtual’ concert of the by request set, with musicians playing together, yet all in different parts of the world.

However, I wanted to do something different, not the ‘brady bunch’ type split screen visuals filmed on smartphones, (they are cool, but also not really exciting in my opinion) instead, we have opted to make a full production, filming ourselves separately, playing our instruments live, on greenscreens, with 8 cameras each, (all at the same heights and distances for each of our remote shoots), and then combine these elements on a crazy virtual stage.

Its ambitious, but I think the closest to a monster concert as can be achieved this summer 😊 Considering everyone is scattered throughout the land yet not wanting to ‘let the dream die’ we have stumbled upon something rather amazing I think.

The players are Samus on drums, Wes Hauch on guitar, and Liam Wilson on bass… they have been going crazy learning the material, and we are putting it all together on September 5th, for the most ambitious live stream I think Ive heard of thus far. We have been dealing with Stageit to avoid any hiccups, and it poised to be rather awesome.

I will be live with it, and you, at this show, answering questions and talking to you throughout, to make it a totally interactive experience that acts not only as a cool way to spend a Saturday, but also as a potentially new way to do concerts entirely. The players I have hired have worked their butts off learning the material, and its going to be one of the coolest things Ive done in recent memory.

So please consider coming to this, Stageit has allowed the show to be the full 85 minutes, so it will be the full Bloodstock set. I cant actually believe we’re managing to pull off something like this, and theres a lot involved with it, but its worth it to me. Its not just any ‘quarantine concert’ this one is a quantum leap of sound and visuals. I cant wait for you to see this, hopefully you’ll consider it.


Clutch Announce “Live From The Doom Saloon – Volume II” Virtual Concert

Clutch will be playing another virtual concert on August 7. The show will stream live from the band’s rehearsal space, the “Doom Saloon,” and tickets can be purchased HERE. Those that purchase a signed collector’s bundle will receive audio of the performance on vinyl. It’s worth noting that the group are also challenging fans to create the setlist.

Clutch commented:

“The thing that makes this stream unique is that Clutch fans will have the opportunity to create their dream setlist from our entire catalog. This means fans can pick from every release starting from our 1991 Pitchfork 7” all the way thru Book of Bad Decisions and the songs from our Vault Series.

The fan whose setlist is chosen will receive a massive prize pack, which includes TremLord 30 combo amplifier from Orange Amps, a stompbox from Creepy Fingers (designed by Fu Manchu’s Brad Davis), a Jim Dunlop Crybaby wah-pedal, a case of Liquid Death mountain water, and Clutch merchandise.

Anyone who misses Live from the Doom Saloon – Volume II concert will be able to stream it on-demand through the weekend, right up till 11:59 pm EST on Sunday, August 9th. The setlist contest winner will be announced during the live stream itself. Show donations will benefit the Innocent Lives Foundation, a charitable organization that combats the trafficking and exploitation of children, of which Fallon is a board member.”

Fleshgod Apocalypse Announce Livestream Concert

Fleshgod Apocalypse will be playing a virtual concert on August 1. The event will be streamed live from Bloom Studio in Rome, Italy and tickets for it can be found HERE. Francesco Paoli commented:

“As you all know, due to the current situation all our shows and tours have been postponed to next year. So we decided to perform an exclusive LIVE STREAMING CONCERT at the prestigious Bloom Studio here in Rome. Playing live represents the very essence of who we are, as musicians. That’s what we miss the most, in times like these. This will be an amazing opportunity to reconnect with all our fans who are waiting for us to hit the road again, in the safest possible way. See you August 1st!”

Stone Temple Pilots To Perform “Core” In Full During Livestream Concert

Stone Temple Pilots will be performing “Core” in full during a special livestream concert. The virtual event will take place on July 31 and tickets for it can be found HERE. In other news, the band are also planning to release live audio from their 2011 Hampton Beach show with the late Scott Weiland and live audio from their 2019 London show with current frontman Jeff Gutt.