June 16, 2017
Good morning, it’s time to metal. Here’s some news you might have missed from yesterday:
- Leading off, GWAR has announced its first studio album since the tragic passing of frontman Dave Brockie. The album will be called The Blood of Gods, and will drop this fall on Metal Blade. Here’s hoping for a positive turnout on this one.
- Soulfly frontman / ceaseless legacy monger Max Cavalera has announced some tour dates during which he’ll be performing Nailbomb‘s 1994 album, Point Blank, in full. Now would be a good time to remind you that the Just Max Things Instagram account exists and is better than anything Max has done in probably 20+ years.
- Apparently there’s still some good left in this world, because YOB is back in action this weekend, after an extended layoff to allow frontman Mike Scheidt to recover from serious illness. Ahead of their forthcoming gigs at both Northwest Terror Fest and Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus, here’s a neat interview Scheidt did with Trial and Error Collective.
- If you care about the lineup for this year’s Metal Alliance tour, it’s been announced. Hitting the road on this year’s iteration will be Overkill, Crowbar, Havok and others. Can this thing please get a new name? Between this and Metal Allegiance, I’m having trouble keeping my half-cocked-room-temp-metal-I-don’t-give-a-shit-about straight.
- Why, why, why does Motograter continue to exist?
- And finally, a new video from Tau Cross. Check out “Killing the King” below:
The band’s new album, Pillar of Fire, drops July 21 via Relapse. Anyway, that’ll do it for now — check back this time on Monday for our next edition!
Keep it heavy,