Slipknot have announced the Knotfest Roadshow 2022. The first leg features In This Moment and Jinjer, with Cypress Hill and Ho99o9 joining the second leg. Basically, the whole thing runs from March through June, and tickets will be available here starting Friday.
Soilwork has announced their new bassist. Rasmus Ehrnborn has officially stepped in full time, after featuring on A Whisp Of The Atlantic and recent live performances. Better still, it looks like we have new Soilwork coming this year.
And all of a sudden, tour alerts are all over the place. We’ll start this week with the news that In This Moment have announced a tour with Black Veil Brides, this September through November. Tickets go on sale this coming Friday, and can be purchased here.
The next tour (out of two, I promise) we’ll announce features Alice Cooper, with special guest Ace Frehley. Those dates are in September and October of this year, with those tickets also going on sale this coming Friday. Here’s the purchase link. Side note, I should probably check out Detroit Stories at same point because… duh.
Vouna, the project featuring multi-instrumentalist Yianna Bekris, has nailed down July 16th as the release date for Atropos. The new album will be out through Profound Lore, and the digital album can be pre-ordered at this location. Check out the first single, “Highest Mountain”, while you’re over there.
This was one of those rare days where I knew what video I wanted to close without having to think about it. This is the latest clip from Auðn for “Vökudraumsins fangi”, the title-track from last year’s album, which was released through Season of Mist.
Devin Townsend is working on a “Quarantine Project” (literally named), and dropped the first song from that effort. It’s partly in response/gratitude to his recent GoFundMe campaign to make back some lost touring wages, because, well, Devy is a tremendous human.
Another notable band working on new material is Sanctuary. Joseph Michael is still sticking around on vocals, which I’m very much ok with. There’s no title yet, and it won’t be out until the second half of next year, but you can see them do some stuff in Germany in the interim if you’re ever out that way.
New Years Day, a name I’m not sure I’ve ever mentioned on this site, have announced a fall headlining tour with Ded. The dates are in September and October, but they’re also touring with In This Moment here in the U.S. and Halestorm across the pond.
This is fairly heavy. RIG TIME! have released a video for a song called “No Faith”. It’s a quick burn, but it makes its point. If you’re into it, they’ll be on tour here throughout August.