Happy Tuesday, everyone. I missed yesterday’s news because work was just that. much. fun.
Let’s start with a tour, because seeing those again still makes me happy. August Burns Red have announced a headlining tour in celebration of the 10th anniversary of Leveler. Those dates are in September and October, with support provided by Fit For A King, Erra, and Like Moths To Flames. Tickets go on sale Friday here, and feel free to pick up a copy of that record here.
The biggest news of the day probably came from Slipknot, who have announced Knotfest Iowa 2021, as well as a return to the studio. Most importantly, that festival is set for September 25th, and will feature the likes of Trivium, Faith No More, Megadeth, and so many more. Get all the details at this location.
Today has been crazy, so let’s see what I can dig up in like 15 minutes.
Entertainment One (eOne) is releasing a limited edition vinyl repressing of Time Heals Nothing, the Crowbar classic that was released originally back in 1995. There will only be 1000 copies, split between the US and EU/UK. Grab your copy today right here.
August Burns Red have announced the Guardian Sessions EP, set for an April 16th release through Fearless Records. Pre-order it here, and check out “Icarus”, a new track that includes a vocal cameo from bassist Dustin Davidson.
Body Count ended up releasing that fan-created music video for “The Hate Is Real”, another track taken from Carnivore. I’ve dabbled in some video editing in recent years, and damn… I got nothing. Good stuff here, check it out below.
I am very tired today. Must be the fact that I exercised for a change?
We’ll start with Crown, because I’ve found myself listening to a lot of The End of All Things recently. They released a new video for “Illumination” today, the latest to drop in advance of the aforementioned album’s release. The End of All Things will be available on April 16th through Pelagic Records.
And now for something (relatively) different! Did you ever wonder what it would be like if a band like August Burns Red covered the “Westworld” theme song? Well, wonder no more! Honestly, I’m kind of into it. Fun fact: I’ve tried watching that show on three separate occasions and always end up getting lost.
I am once again announcing that the highlight of my day was receiving a new package in the mail.
More fun news from Gatecreeper! Let’s keep it rollin’! The death metal collective have announced their first livestream concert, scheduled for February 19th at 9:00 PM EST. It’ll take place at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix, and tickets can be acquired here.
There were a few hits for this video in the inbox, which is a good enough reason to share it here. Check out the clip below from Valfreya for “Warlords”. That track is taken from Promised Land, which was released back in 2017.
Gimme Metal TV has announced it’s first ever livestream event, featuring Gaerea. That event takes place on February 5th at 3:00 PM EST, and tickets can be scooped up on the Gimme app for $10.00. I’ve wanted to see Gaerea live for awhile now, so I definitely plan on checking this out.
More good news! We get new Panopticon this spring! Austin Lunn announced And Again Into The Light, as well as the new track “Know Hope”, in this interview with No Clean Singing. That album will be available through Bindrune Recordings, as always.