(06.04) Fear Factory
plan on releasing a new single later this year, with a full length new
album for release in 2024.
(06.04) Devin Townsend
will release a new album "Devolution #3 - Empath: Live In America" on
August 4th. It's got performances from the last tour Devin did before
it got cut short by the pandemic. In Devin's words: "This was a very
unique tour for me, and one that was regrettably cut short by the
pandemic. It was a stripped-back version of the ‘Order of Magnitude’
band (without choir and a few other members…), but as I try to do with
each tour, the goal was to make this a unique and special night.
Therefore, this tour marked a ‘free form’ version of the material.
There were no backing tracks, click tracks, or even a setlist, so every
night was unique and different. The audience yelled out requests and we
just rolled with it. The material was therefore interpreted in unique
ways and the experience was a very special ‘fly by the seat of our
pants’ musical night."
(05.14) While Voyager
did not win the contest (which was unlikely anyways), they did place
9th overall of 26, and 6th with the Jury. And the greatest win of all
was performing their music in front of an audience of 200 million
people. Hopefully that will give them some serious music sales and
improved touring opportunities. Congrats to the band for such a strong
have made it to the finals in the Eurovision Song Contest, competing
against 25 other countries. The finals will happen tonight, good luck
to the band, would be great to see some prog / djent win the show!
have announced that Antoine Baril is joining the band as their new
bassist, replacing original bassist Stéphane Picard. Otherwise,
the lineup for the new album will be the same as when they split up 20
Azagthoth of Morbid Angel
performed at last night's final concert of the tour, and from all
accounts looked well. Now that the tour is done, I hope Trey gets the
medical help he needs and fully recovers from his ordeal.
(04.24) Chuck Billy hopes to have the new Testament
album recorded before the end of the year.
(04.23) More info on Morbid Angel's
condition from his mother (who frequently posts messages on social
media): "I would like to say thank you for all of your well wishes for
my son, Trey. As it appears, Trey was totally dehydrated. His back
issue was due to him slipping while going down the stairs of the bus
and hit his back on one of the stairs. They have decided to go ahead
and have a show tonight And I am just hoping and praying that all goes
well. I had a message from Dan [Vadim Von, Morbid Angel guitarist], he
said that Trey got rest last night and was up and around and seem to be
ready. I will continue to watch anything I can find about tonight. When
he returns home tomorrow, I know he'll need rest, but also needs to get
some medical help. Again, thank you so much for your concern. He loves
Azagthoth of Morbid Angel
collapsed last night a few songs into the band's set in Tampa florida.
No word yet on what was the matter, but he was taken away by ambulance
and the rest of the show was canceled.
(04.20) Update from Iniquitous
Monolith on their new album: "Guitar tracking for our first full
length album is complete. Drums done too... bass and vocals up next.
Feels like chipping away at the granite of the monolith to reveal its
(04.19) After a long silent period, Kadinja
have announced they are "back on track", and about to film a clip for
the new album (so I assume the new album is done).
(03.25) The Day
Everything Became Nothing guitarist Dean has passed away. Here's
a statement from the band: "Our hearts are broken, on Sunday our TDEBN
guitarist and brother Dean passed away. To say we are devastated is an
understatement, words cannot describe the loss we are feeling. We had
the privilege of spending over a decade with Dean in TDEBN, writing,
recording, touring and having the best time of our lives together.
Dean’s presence, personality, guitar, musicianship and most of all
friendship, was an absolutely essential part of TDEBN. Dean will be
missed by so many people, and thankfully we have part of his spirit
immortalised in TDEBN music to live on forever. Dean will be greatly
missed by his TDEBN brothers Dave, Mardy, Tony and Xavier and all our
love goes out to his family."