Watch Poison The Well, Wear Your Wounds, Etc. Members Cover Guns N’ Roses’ “Rocket Queen”

“Two Minutes To Late Night” have shared a video of their host Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds covering Guns N’ Roses’ “Rocket Queen” with Alexis Krauss (Sleigh Bells), Ryan Primack (Posion The Well), Bill C. Robinson (Cloak), and Chris Maggio (High On Fire, Wear Your Wounds). You can check that out below:

Deafheaven, The Red Chord, Etc. Members Join Forces In Sexless Marriage

It looks like Mike “Gunface” McKenzie (The Red Chord, etc.), Greg Weeks (The Red Chord, etc.), Chris Bevilacqua (Labor Hex, Doomriders, etc.), Chris Johnson (Deafheaven, Doomriders, etc.), and Mike Morowitz (Weak Flesh) have joined forces in a new band called Sexless Marriage. The group are currently wrapping up post-production on their debut release, which is also expected to feature guest gang vocals from The Red Chord’s Guy Kozowyk and Walls Of Jericho’s Candace Kucsulain.

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Here’s something…mastering is in process. Album soon.

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[via The PRP]

Watch Mutoid Man, High On Fire, Etc. Members Cover Steely Dan‘s “Reelin’ In The Years“

“Two Minutes To Late Night” have shared a video of Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds covering Steely Dan‘s “Reelin’ In The Years“ with Nate Garrett (Spirit Adrift), Dave Hill (Witch Taint, etc.), Chris Maggio (High On Fire, Wear Your Wounds, etc.), Stephen Brodsky (Mutoid Man, Cave In, Old Man Gloom), Marissa Nadler, and Nick Cageo (Mutoid Man). You can check that out below:

Converge, Ex-Job For A Cowboy, Etc. Members Join Forces In Umbra Vitae

Jacob Bannon (Converge, Wear Your Wounds, etc.), Mike “Gunface” McKenzie (The Red Chord, Wear Your Wounds, etc.), Sean Martin (Twitching Tongues, ex-Hatebreed, etc.), Greg Weeks (The Red Chord, Labor Hex, etc.), and Jon Rice (Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, ex-Job For A Cowboy, etc.) have launched a new band called Umbra Vitae. The group’s debut album “Shadow Of Life“ will be released on May 1 and the effort’s first single “Return To Zero“ can be streamed below:

Bannon had the following to say about the band, whose name was inspired by Georg Heym‘s 1913 poem of the same name:

“After reading the piece from Heym, I immediately felt connected to it. Later, while working on the previous Wear Your Wounds album, my love for Death Metal was rekindled. This was likely a reaction to working on non-aggressive music for such a concentrated period. As these songs started to form, the ominous nature of that original poem came to mind.

In many ways it embodied the character of what we were all creating together. For me, Umbra Vitae is darkly confrontational and my own internal struggles are nested within each song. At this point in my life it is of the utmost importance to use this art and music as the vehicle for a healthy purge of emotion. By design, even in something this intense, there is righteous intent to be a better human through the process of creating it.”

He also told Revolver the following about “Return To Zero“:

“‘Return To Zero‘ is about removing resistance in one’s life in order to be best version of ‘you’ that one can be. I feel that this is a relatable topic for many. What resistance is and how it manifests is unique to every single one of us. For me, this is a constant process and essential to being a better husband, father, friend, artist and human. Below you’ll find a section of the lyrics that state this better than I can in paragraph form. Thank you to everyone who continues to listen.”

“Bite down on the chain
Bow down to no one
Destroy the ego
Radiate love
Carve out a purpose
Where there was none
Compassionately
Wipe up the blood
Remove resistance
And exit the cage
Climb to your feet
Accept your rage
It’s time to reclaim
What’s rightfully yours
Bite down on the chain
And bow down to no one”

“Shadow Of Life” Track Listing:

01. “Decadence Dissolves”
02. “Ethereal Emptiness”
03. “Atheist Aesthetic”
04. “Mantra Of Madness”
05. “Fear Is A Fossil”
06. “Polluted Paradise”
07. “Intimate Inferno”
08. “Return To Zero”
09. “Blood Blossom”
10. “Shadow Of Life”

Chris Maggio (Wear Your Wounds, Ex-Trap Them) Loses Some Teeth In “Freak Accident”

Chris Maggio (Wear Your Wounds, ex-Trap Them, etc.) recently lost some teeth in a “freak accident” at the gym. You can help him out with medical bills by donating HERE.

The following statement was issued:

“Recently, our good friend and professional drummer Chris Maggio lost consciousness in a freak accident during a regular workout routine, which caused him to fall, knocking his front teeth loose. Combined with complications from multiple previous dental malpractices, this creates a situation that needs to be addressed ASAP.

Fixing the damage could take a year or longer, including several visits to both oral surgeons and dentists. Any help in the form of donation and/or spreading the word about this GoFundMe would be grealty appreciated – let’s get our homie’s mouth fixed up pronto.”

[via The PRP]

Oathbreaker To Return For 2020 ArcTanGent Festival

Oathbreaker will be returning for this year’s ArcTanGent Festival. This will be the group’s first show since going on hiatus two years ago.

The band commented:

“It’s been over 2 years since the last Oathbreaker show, the dust has settled and the last couple of months we’ve been discussing whether or not to play another show. ArcTanGent felt like the right place to do so. We’re incredibly excited to play these songs again. This will most likely be the only Oathbreaker show in 2020. Hope to see a lot of familiar faces.”

The ArcTanGent Festival will take place on August 20-22 at Fernhill Farms near Bristol, UK and it will also feature: Opeth, TesseracT, This Will Destroy You, Amenra, Ihsahn, Perturbator, Rolo Tomassi (performing “Grievances” and “Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It” across two separate sets), Earthtone9, Giraffes? Giraffes!, Frontierer, GosT, Raketkanon, Quail vs Kenny (Jo Quail and Howard James Kenny), Scalping, OHHMS (two sets, including ‘Subjects‘ film set), Svalbard, Alpha Male Tea Party, Stake, Curse These Metal Hands, Boss Keloid, Body Hound, Vasa, Luo, Briqueville, Fes, Tankengine, The K., Mountain Caller, Swans, Metz, The Locust, Maybeshewill, Leprous, Agent Fresco, The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, Car Bomb, Wear Your Wounds, A.A. Williams, Tides From Nebula, Jo Quail, The Samuel Jackson Five, Petbrick, Herod, Teeth Of The Sea, The Hirsch Effekt, Bent Knee, Astrosaur, tortuganónima, Bolt Ruin, The Hyena Kill, Mutant-Thoughts, Coldbones, Skemer, Natalie Evans, Odradek, Heisa, The Mantis Opera, Last Hyena, Rainbow Slicer, Lack The Low, SEIMS, Elephant Tree, Kokomo, Thumpermonkey, TOTS, Bicurious, God Alone., Land Wars, MIËT, Vogons, Straight Girl, Ogives Big Band, and qariaq.

Mike McKenzie (The Red Chord, Etc.) Launches New Label, Streams New Song “Resplendent Host”

Mike “Gunface” McKenzie (The Red Chord, Wear Your Wounds, etc.) has launched his own Deathwish Inc. imprint called Nighted Throne. With this news, he has also revealed that he will be releasing a new album, titled “Resplendent Host,” through the label on November 1. You can stream the title track of that effort below:

Wear Your Wounds Stream New Song “Rainbow Fades”

Wear Your Wounds, the band featuring Jacob Bannon (Converge), Adam McGrath (Cave In), Mike McKenzie (The Red Chord), Sean Martin (Twitching Tongues), and Chris Maggio (ex-Trap Them), are streaming a new song titled “Rainbow Fades.” This track is from the group’s new album “Rust On The Gates Of Heaven,” which will be released on July 12.

Wear Your Wounds Premiere “Shrinking Violet” Music Video

Wear Your Wounds, the band featuring Jacob Bannon (Converge), Adam McGrath (Cave In), Mike McKenzie (The Red Chord), Sean Martin (Twitching Tongues), and Chris Maggio (ex-Trap Them), have premiered a new video for their song “Shrinking Violet.” This track is from the band’s new album “Rust On The Gates Of Heaven,” which will be released on July 12.

Wear Your Wounds Stream New Song “Shrinking Violet”

Wear Your Wounds, the band featuring Jacob Bannon (Converge), Adam McGrath (Cave In), Mike McKenzie (The Red Chord), Sean Martin (Twitching Tongues), and Chris Maggio (ex-Trap Them), are streaming a new song titled “Shrinking Violet.” This track is from the band’s new album “Rust On The Gates Of Heaven,” which will be released on July 12. An official video for “Shrinking Violet” will be released exclusively through Apple Music on June 7.