Remember that epic tour scheduled for last year that featured the likes of Megadeth, In Flames, Lamb of God, and Trivium? Well, those dates have been rescheduled to this August and September. This tour would be a monstrous way to welcome concerts back in 2021, so fingers crossed it all works out. Tickets go on sale Friday.
Lastly, and definitely most importantly (to me), is the news from Amenra. Their next full-length, De Doorn, is set for a June 25th release through Relapse Records. Pre-order it here, but just a heads up that a lot of the good stuff is sold out already (I helped that cause). This also came with a new track and video, “De Evenmens”. Needless to say, it is incredible on every front. Enjoy.
And the other cover of the day comes from Carnifex, who released a cover of Korn’s “Dead Bodies Everywhere”. This isn’t a quarantine video, but the visualizer for it is pretty damn wild. Check it out here.
And the video of the day comes from Light the Torch, the Howard Jones-fronted trio. They have a new album, their second full-length, set for a June 25th release through Nuclear Blast. It will be titled You Will Be the Death of Me, and you can check out the video for “Wilting in the Light” immediately below. Oh, and pre-orders are available at this location.
I was going to skip this today, but there is just way too much going on.
What better way to welcome the weekend than with a new Hypocrisy album announcement. Kind of! Based on today’s update, the new album is recorded and mastered, and at this point we’re just waiting on a release date… and basically every other detail. Either way, I’ll take it!
And we have to close with the new track from Gojira, titled “Amazonia”. Most importantly, proceeds from the song benefit The Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (APIB), who advocate for environmental and cultural rights of indigenous tribes in the Amazon. So, good stuff all around with this one. Fortitude is out on April 30th.
We Came As Romans have an anniversary livestream, To Plant A Seed, scheduled for April 23rd. They’ll be performing that 2009 release in full, and merch bundles for the event include a vinyl box set. Cool. Scoop up your tickets and swag here.
Lamb of God released a quarantine video of “Routes”, featuring Chuck Billy (Testament). That’s a track taken from their self-titled album, of which a deluxe version is officially available later this week. Side note: credit to Willie Adler for rocking the Tigers lid.
Very exciting news emerging from my favorite band today. The Ocean have announced a live stream event in which they will be performing Phanerozoic I in it’s entirety. That event takes place on March 25th. Better news still? They have TWO new albums ready to be recorded.
H2O have teamed up with Liquid Death for a new streaming experience. Live At Toby’s House takes place on February 26th at 8:00 PM EST. That fact that this is taking place in the front man’s home is pretty freaking awesome/hilarious. Snag a ticket here if you’re intrigued by such a concept.
So there’s another unique streaming event I feel compelled to share today. Extreme hardcore crew Erdve will be sharing a virtual performance filmed at Lukiškės Prison in Vilnius, Lithuania. The footage was captured last September, and the premiere is scheduled for February 27th. Here is the event link. This should be a good one.
We’ll close with the new video from Lamb of God for “Ghost Shaped People”. That was a track taken from the upcoming deluxe version of their self-titled album. Give it a watch below, and scoop up the latest version of that record here… if you’re interested. It officially drops on March 26th.