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COHEED AND CAMBRIA And THE USED Announce Co-Headlining 2021 Tour

Celebrated American rock bands COHEED AND CAMBRIA and THE USED today announced their upcoming summer outdoor co-headlining amphitheater tour. The 18-city U.S. trek, produced by Live Nation, will begin on Friday, August 27 in Irvine, California and make stops in Phoenix, Dallas, Cleveland, New Jersey, Worcester, and more. The late summer journey will feature special ...

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STEVE HACKETT To Release 'Surrender Of Silence' Album In September

Legendary guitarist Steve Hackett will release his new studio rock album, "Surrender Of Silence", on September 10 via InsideOut Music. Steve has been working hard through lockdown and, for the first time, has completed two studio LPs for release within the same year. Hot on the heels of his classical-acoustic travelogue "Under A Mediterranean Sky", ...

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SLIPKNOT's CLOWN Releases Two More Solo Songs, 'Brainwash Love - Suction' And 'Brainwash Love - Dreaming'

SLIPKNOT's M. Shawn Crahan, also known as Clown, has just released two more solo songs. Like the three previously released tracks, "Brainwash Love - Suction" and "Brainwash Love - Dreaming" bring together ambient elecronic soundscapes that are a far cry from most of SLIPKNOT's musical output. Crahan is not only the co-founder, percussionist, production designer ...

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TED NUGENT To Begin Recording New Album Next Week

Ted Nugent has confirmed that he is preparing to enter the studio to begin recording his new album for a tentative late 2021 release. Earlier today, the outspoken conservative rocker, whose last studio LP, "The Music Made Me Do It", came out in 2018, stated during a YouTube livestream (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Jason [Hartless, ...

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BLAZE BAYLEY: 'Words Are Incredibly Important And Powerful, Both In A Positive And, More Importantly, In A Negative Way'

In a new interview with the "Fantasm" podcast, British heavy metal vocalist Blaze Bayley, who fronted IRON MAIDEN more than 20 years ago, spoke about the lyrical inspiration for his solo song "Warrior", which appears on his latest album, "War Within Me". He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "'Warrior' is the internal dialogue and the ...

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Watch KISS Play Five-Song Set At TRIBECA FESTIVAL

KISS took the stage Friday night (June 11) for a special performance at the 2021 Tribeca Festival in New York City. For the first time ever, the band played at the festival directly following the screening of part one of its new A&E documentary "Biography: KISStory". The two-part documentary event is part of the festival's ...

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SLIPKNOT's CLOWN Drops Two New Solo Songs

SLIPKNOT's M. Shawn Crahan, also known as Clown, has just released two solo songs, "Brainwash Love - Death Inside" and "Live Your Life". The tracks, and their accompanying visuals, bring together dreamlike soundscapes that are a far cry from most of SLIPKNOT's musical output. Crahan is not only the co-founder, percussionist, production designer and artistic ...

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PLUSH Enters Studio To Record Debut Album

Upstate New York all-female rock band PLUSH has entered the studio with producer Johnny K (STAIND, 3 DOORS DOWN, DISTURBED) to record its debut album, to be released this fall on Pavement Entertainment. Having formed during the COVID-19 lockdowns, PLUSH released its first single, "Hate", earlier this year, which has climbed to No. 29 on ...

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ASKING ALEXANDRIA Signs With BETTER NOISE MUSIC

Leading independent label and artist development company Better Noise Music has signed ASKING ALEXANDRIA to its roster. The new U.K. deal, announced by Better Noise president Dan Waite from the label's U.K. office, starts this month with the band already in the studio working on new music, which is expected to be released later this ...

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ARCHITECTS Announce Fall 2021 North American Tour

England-based post-metalcore quintet ARCHITECTS has just announced a 2021 North America headline tour. The trek is set to kick off in Los Angeles on November 2 and will include an appearance at the Welcome To Rockville festival in Jacksonville, Florida. General on-sale for the headlining run begins Friday, June 11 at 10 a.m local time. ...

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VIXEN Has 'Some Great Ideas' For Next Studio Album

VIXEN guitarist Brittany Denaro (a.k.a. Britt Lightning) spoke to Talking Metal about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's next studio album. "Well, it's going a little bit slower than we had anticipated," she said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). "Before COVID, we had a bunch of writing sessions — in person — scheduled, ...

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BLACK VEIL BRIDES Drop Another New Song, 'Crimson Skies'

BLACK VEIL BRIDES have released another new song, "Crimson Skies". The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "The Phantom Tomorrow", which will be released on October 29 via Sumerian Records. BLACK VEIL BRIDES have pushed back the projected release date of their new album, "The Phantom Tomorrow", to October 29 from the previously ...

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Hear New DARKTHRONE Song 'Hate Cloak'

"Hate Cloak", a new song from black metal pioneers DARKTHRONE, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Eternal Hails……", which will be released on June 25 via Peaceville. "Hate Cloak" is a nine-minute, 17-second Fenriz-penned hallowed epic which is steeped in the majestic thunder of vintage heavy doom metal. ...

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LOLLAPALOOZA 2021 Lineup By Day Revealed

The Lollapalooza 2021 lineup by day was revealed this morning, with one-day general admission tickets, one-day GA+ tickets, one-day VIP tickets and one-day platinum tickets going on sale today at 12 p.m. CT at www.lollapalooza.com. More than 165 bands will perform on eight stages over four full days of music July 29-August 1 in Chicago's ...

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ARCH ENEMY Celebrates 25th Anniversary: 'It's Been An Awesome Experience,' Says MICHAEL AMOTT

Swedish/Canadian/American metallers ARCH ENEMY are celebrating their 25th anniversary in 2021. When ARCH ENEMY released its debut album, "Black Earth", in 1996, death metal was stagnating and in desperate need of a kick up the ass. Guitarist Michael Amott's blueprint for the purest of metal strains proved an instant underground hit, both in Europe and ...

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