May 9, 2017
Good morning. It’s been a minute. But now that school and final exams are done for the semester, it’s time, once again, to metal. Here’s some news you might have missed from yesterday:
- Leading off with something I know will make our Literati Overlord happy, Behemoth frontman Nergal revealed that the band has started writing the follow-up to 2014’s The Satanist. Unfortunately, we’ll likely have to wait ’til late 2018 to hear it.
- Speaking of bands working on new stuff: according to frontman Steve “Zetro” Souza, Exodus is planning on hitting the studio in the fall to record the follow up to 2014’s Blood In, Blood Out. The band’s aiming for an early 2018 release.
- File this one under “why is this a thing?”: ex-Fear Factory bassist Christian Olde Wolbers published an Instagram post saying the band had broken up. He then deleted said post after Dino Cazares (who’s still actually in the band) refuted the claim. Who the hell knows what’s going on here. Or cares.
- Something calling itself the Revolution Rock Festival has announced its 2017 lineup and, yup, it’s just as stupid as you expected. I feel like I need a shower just from having looked at it.
- Apparently, DevilDriver is working on an outlaw country covers album, and please Dez can you just retire already please please please okay thank you bye.
- Gatecreeper have dropped a new live album from their gig in Boston this past March. The title: Unleashed in the Middle East. I didn’t really need another reason to love these guys, but that in-joke sure as hell just gave me one.
- And finally, here’s a new tune from Scale the Summit, featuring James Ivanyi and none other than Jeff Loomis!
Scale the Summit’s new album, In a World of Fear, drops May 19. Anyway, that’ll do it for now — check back this time tomorrow for our next edition. (I mean it this time!)
Keep it heavy,