Smashing Pumpkins Premiere New Songs “Wrath” And “Confessions Of A Dopamine Addict”

Smashing Pumpkins have premiered two new songs, “Wrath” and “Confessions Of A Dopamine Addict.” Both tracks are from the band’s new double album “Cyr,” which will be released on November 27. With this news, the group have also shared the first two episodes of their five-part animated series “In Ashes.“ Episode one features “The Colour Of Love,” while episode two features “Confessions Of A Dopamine Addict.”

Soulfly, Vio-lence, Kataklysm, Etc. Set For 2019 Full Terror Assault Open Air Festival

The initial lineup has been revealed for the 2019 Full Terror Assault Open Air festival. The event will take place at Hogrock Campround in Cave In Rock, IL on September 4-7 and it will feature: Soulfly, Vio-lence, Kataklysm, Grave, M.O.D. (performing M.O.D. and S.O.D. sets), Exhorder, Crisix, Skeletal Remains, Jungle Rot, Cliteater, Ringworm, Krisiun, Genocide Pact, Dehumanized, Morbid Saint, Wrath, Indestructible Noise Command, Cast The Stone, Hatchet, Waco Jesus, Pains, Byzantine, Wrvm, Elbow Deep, Rhythm Of Fear, Poolside At The Flamingo, Sexual Atrocities, Toxic Ruin, A Hill To Die Upon, Ground, Drag Them Down, Confused, Invidiosus, Embludgeonment, Smash Potater, Bleed The Victim, Woundvac, Meet The Mailman, Summoner’s Circle, Minimum Wage Assassins, Cheese Grater Masturbation, Crater, Hammerhedd, Buzzzar, Viken, and Eulogy In Blood.

David Ellefson (Megadeth) Adds More Dates To His “Basstory” Tour

David Ellefson (Megadeth) has added more dates to his “Basstory” tour. The trek will see the bassist performing and telling stories. You can find more info on that HERE.

Ellefson commented:

“I have always done clinics, and a few years ago did an amazing spoken-word tour in Australia to support my book ‘My Life With Deth’, and have always welcomed the opportunity to be able to meet and connect with fans on a more intimate level. These important parts of my professional life converged to create ‘Basstory’. Not only will fans get to hear some of their favorite bass riffs, but the stories behind them. It’s not often I get to get into small, intimate rock clubs, the way this all started, and I’m excited for fans to get to experience this show.”

Tour Dates:

09/20 Portland, OR – Dante’s
09/21 Spokane Valley, WA – The Roadhouse
09/22 Fife, WA – Louie G’s
09/28 San Antonio, TX – Fitzgerald’s
09/29 Houston, TX – BFE Rock Club
10/04 Lombard, IL – Brauer House (with Green Death and Wrath)
10/05 Sturtevant, WI – Route 20 Outhouse (with Green Death and Wrath)
10/06 Ringle, WI – Q and Z Expo Center (with Green Death and Wrath)
10/07 Mankato, MN – What’s Up Lounge (with Green Death and Wrath)

Relaunched Combat Records To Handle New Releases From Raven, Dead By Wednesday, Etc.

As previously reported, Megadeth bassist David Ellefson’s EMP Label Group have releaunched Combat Records as an imprint. Now, it has been revealed that the reaunch will only handle new releases with a new album from Raven, a limited edition ‘classic’ b-sides set from Helstar, and new efforts from Dead By Wednesday and Wrath, being among the first to come from the label.

Ellefson commented:

“Today is a really exciting day, as after over a year, it was finally announced the we will be relaunching the legendary Combat Records as a new label through EMP Label Group. So excited and honored to be able to revive such an iconic brand that was so instrumental to my history.

Even though we signed to Capitol after Killing is my Business, Combat‘s logo was on all the Megadeth releases through Countdown To Extinction, and it truly was/is one of the most iconic Metal labels of all time, even being home to some of the other artists who would end up on the EMP roster, like Helstar. The same independent spirit that drove Combat in those early days, is truly the same spirit that drives what we do with EMP, and we are honored to launch another amazing conduit to support new and established Metal artists, with great respect to the legacy of the past.

And to clarify, we do not own any rights to the Combat back catalog. That is owned, and controlled by Sony, and they have done a great job of curating it through other imprints. Combat Records will solely focus on NEW releases under the Combat banner. As always, thank you for your support, and stay tuned for more details!”

Fear Factory, Obituary Etc. Set For Full Terror Assault Open Air Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the first annual Full Terror Assault Open Air festival. The festival will take place in Cave-In-Rock, Illinois, on September 10-12, and will include: Fear Factory, Obituary, Eyehategod, Terrorizer, Valient Thorr, Misery Index, Iron Reagan, Revocation, Warbeast, Broken Hope, M.O.D., Kill The Client, Fulgora, Murder Construct, Nashville Pussy, Cannabis Corpse, Noisem, Starkill and much more.