Robb Flynn (Machine Head) Shares Behind The Scenes Look At Recent “Stars To The Rescue XXVIII” Fundraiser

Robb Flynn (Machine Head) has shared a behind the scenes video from the “Stars To The Rescue XXVIII” fundraiser. That event took place on January 26 at the Lesher Center For The Arts in Walnut Creek, CA and it found Flynn performing with Craig Locicero (Dress The Dead, ex-Forbidden), Andy Galeon (ex-Death Angel), Harald O. (ex-D.R.I.), and Kayla Dixon (Dress The Dead, Witch Mountain). Proceeds from the fundraiser went towards Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation.

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Witch Mountain Stream Cover Of Spirit’s “Mechanical World”

Witch Mountain are streaming their cover of Spirit’s “Mechanical World,” via The Quietus. That track will appear on their new self-titled album, which will be released on May 25. Click the LINK to go to the stream.

Nathan Carson commented:

“As my Spirit LP collection grew, I played this song for [guitarist] Rob Wrong. He recognized the riff because it had been sampled in the Brother Ali song, ‘Sleepwalker’. That was cool because it meant we each had a connection to the song, from different angles.

We both thought ‘Mechanical World’ was classic, unique. So we played it for Justin and Kayla in the tour van, and they both latched onto it immediately. We especially liked hearing a woman sing these lyrics without changing the pronouns. That always freshens things up. Our arrangement is the same as the original, but tuned down a few steps to make it heavier.”

In the sixties, bands were always putting cover tunes on their albums. That’s something we’d never done before, but it felt right here.”

Tour Dates:

May 31 Seattle, WA North West Terror Fest
June 23 Portland, OR Star Theater
July 11 Sacramento, CA Blue Lamp
July 12 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill
July 13 San Diego, CA Til Two
July 14 Los Angles, CA Lexington
July 15 Phoenix, AZ Club Red
July 16 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
July 18 Austin, TX Lost Well
July 19 Denton, TX Dan’s Silverleaf
July 20 Memphis, TN HiTone
July 21 Knoxville, TN Pilot Light
July 22 Atlanta, GA The Earl
July 23 Asheville, NC Mothlight
July 25 Chapel Hill, NC Cat’s Cradle
July 26 Richmond, VA Strange Matter
July 27 Baltimore, MD Metro
July 28 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie
July 29 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus
July 31 Boston, MA Great Scott
August 1 Portland, ME Geno’s
August 2 Montreal, QC Vitrola
August 3 Ottawa, ON House of Targ
August 4 Toronto, ON Garrison
August 5 Buffalo, NY Mohawk
August 7 Lexington, KY Cosmic Charlie’s
August 8 Chicago, IL Reggie’s
August 9 Omaha, NE Lookout Lounge
August 10 Denver, CO Hi-Dive
August 11 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge

Witch Mountain To Release New Self-Titled Album In May

Witch Mountain have announced that their new self-titled album will be released on May 25 via Svart Records. This will be the band’s first effort with singer Kayla Dixon and bassist Justin Brown. Founding member/drummer Nathan Carson commented:

“We’ve always been a patient band. Thanks to all of the touring Rob and I have done with Justin and Kayla over the last three years, we were able to make this album as a full-fledged, road-tested, family unit. Over twenty years, Witch Mountain has never peaked; each record and tour are better than the last. It was a tiny scene when we started, and even though it’s incredibly saturated now, own unique twist on Northwestern doom has continued to set us apart. I can’t wait to share the latest and greatest album with our fans.”

Track Listing:

01. “Midnight”
02. “Mechanical World”
03. “Burn You Down”
04. “Hellfire”
05. “Nighthawk”

Listen to “Burn You Down” below:

Kayla Dixon (Witch Mountain) Joins Dress The Dead

Dress The Dead, the band featuring ex-Forbidden guitarist Craig Locicero, have announced the addition of singer Kayla Dixon (Witch Mountain) to the group. She is taking over for Peter Dolving (ex-The Haunted) who left the band in March 2017. A new song with Dixon on vocals, titled “There Goes The Sun,” can be heard below:

Locicero commented:

“We are happy and proud to announce Kayla Dixon as our new singer in Dress the Dead!

It has been a long and bumpy road getting to this point for a lot of reasons. The main thing is finding the right fit after losing Peter Dolving so unexpectedly. That took us by surprise, to say the least.

After many months of listening to submissions and not feeling we had the proper replacement, Kayla literally dropped out of the sky with a random text to me on October 9th. She basically said she was turned onto DtD through a mutual friend and loved our song ‘1969.’ She wanted an audition.

I had actually witnessed Kayla playing with her other band Witch Mountain almost a year to the day she texted me. I had literally walked away from watching her perform that night and thought to myself ‘That girl is going to be a STAR!’

At that same time, we’d already had Peter so there was no thought of ever having a chance to play and write music with Kayla. In fact, I never even saw myself being in a band with a female lead vocalist. Let alone a super Bad Ass like Kayla. We all could not be happier that it happened!

Fate is a strange beast and we can not always see what’s coming around the bend.

Needless to say when she arrived at our studio from Portland (where she lives) a few days later to audition, it completely knocked us sideways! From the very first note she sang with us every one of us played better. There was the excitement and chemistry we’d been looking for! Kayla was our new front-WOMAN and we had all found each other in the most appropriate and organic way possible. Through the appreciation and love of music. That’s what it’s ALL about.

Our first show with Kayla will be supporting the Killian on Command (All Bay Area thrash stars VIO-LENCE tribute) for the Sean Killian benefit at the the Midway in San Francisco on January 20th. It’s an honor to be included in such an important event to help our Bay Area Brother.

The first song we are releasing is called ‘There Goes The Sun.’ Produced by Robb Flynn and recorded by Zack Oren at Sharkbite Studious. It seemed appropriate as our first selection because it shows how massively diverse Kayla is. This girl can hit ALL the gears, intensity, emotion, guttural, melodic and every register. Kayla simply has it all and TGTS shows it.

Now DtD can finally be a band again. Grow together, play shows, record our music and find the home that best fits us.

It’s really all we ever wanted and it’s an exciting time.

Please share ‘There Goes The Sun’ with all of your friends. Let them know Dress the Dead is alive and well!

Cheers!

Craig Locicero”

Dixon added:

“A mutual friend reached out to me about Dress the Dead. One of my first thoughts was, ‘I don’t know if I’m ready or even at an appropriate talent level to be replacing someone like Peter Dolving for these guys.’ I’d battled with the idea in my head for several months before finally reaching out. I had listened to and loved 1969 but what really hit me hard was when I heard the other songs that are still unreleased that they sent me. I had no idea how musically diverse this band would turn out to be!”

Full Lineup Revealed For 2018 Northwest Terror Fest

The full lineup has been revealed for the 2018 Northwest Terror Fest. The event will take place at Neumo’s, Barboza and the Highline in Seattle, WA on May 31 – June 2, and the daily lineups and set times can be seen below.

May 31:

Neumo’s:

10:10 – END – Panopticon
08:50 – 09:30 – SubRosa
07:35 – 08:10 – False
06:30 – 07:00 – Pillorian
05:30 – 06:00 – Dreadnought

Barboza:

09:30 – 10:10 – Witch Mountain
08:10 – 08:50 – Woman Is The Earth
07:00 – 07:35 – Fall Of Rauros
06:00 – 06:30 – Ragana
05:00 – 05:30 – Eye of Nix

After Party:

Highline:

12:30 – END – Danava
11:30 – 12:10 – Czar

June 1:

Neumo’s:

10:10 – END – Integrity
08:50 – 09:30 – Full Of Hell
07:35 – 08:10 – Gatecreeper
06:30 – 07:00 – Necrot
05:30 – 06:00 – Exhausted Prayer

Barboza:

09:30 – 10:10 – Primitive Man
08:10 – 08:50 – Gloam
07:00 – 07:35 – Of Feather And Bone
06:00 – 06:30 – Lago
05:00 – 05:30 – Mortiferum

After Party:

Highline:

12:30 – END – Celeste
11:30 – 12:10 – Barrowlands

June 2:

Neumo’s:

10:10 – END – Agoraphobic Nosebleed
08:50 – 09:30 – Thou
07:35 – 08:10 – Emma Ruth Rundle
06:30 – 07:00 – The Atlas Moth
05:30 – 06:00 – He Whose Ox Is Gored

Barboza:

09:30 – 10:10 – Ufomammut
08:10 – 08:50 – Mantar
07:00 – 07:35 – White Hills
06:00 – 06:30 – The Drip
05:00 – 05:30 – Un

After Party:

Highline:

12:30 – END – Himsa
11:30 – 12:10 – Great Falls

Bill Ward’s (Ex-Black Sabbath) Day Of Errors Announce 2017 West Cost Tour

Day Of Errors, the band featuring original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward, have announced a West Coast tour. Witch Mountain will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

12/07 – Wow Hall – Eugene, OR
12/08 – High Dive – Seattle, WA
12/09 – Dante’s – Portland, OR
12/12 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
12/13 – Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
12/14 – The Garage – Ventura, CA
12/15 – The Casbah – San Diego, CA

Code Orange, Pallbearer, Etc. To Participate In 2017 Adult Swim Singles Series

The lineup of artists participating in this year’s Adult Swim Singles series. Some of the more metal artists taking part in the campaign include: Code Orange, Pallbearer, Sleep, Witch Mountain, Wolves In The Throne Room, and Zeal & Ardor.

[via The PRP]