Knotfest Roadshow has announced September and October dates with the likes of Ice Nine Kills and Crown The Empire. Tickets will be available at this location, with presales kicking off tomorrow and general this coming Friday.
From there, we have some new black metal. White Rune are releasing Dawn of the White Rune on August 19th through Hammer of Hate. Check out the new track, “Crimson Lament”, right now.
Lastly, the top item of the day (in my book), is the news out of the In Flames camp. They’ve signed a fresh deal with Nuclear Blast, but more importantly they also release a new single titled “State of Slow Decay”. And I gotta tell ya, I’m really into it. Give it a watch and listen below.
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.
Drowse dropped a cover of Slipknot’s “Wait and Bleed” today, and that feels like a thing worth checking out. So… here you go! That’s from a nu metal covers compilation from The Flenser titled Send the Pain Below, which you can grab on vinyl through their Series Three membership.
And we’ll close some Roadburn Redux material from last year. Horte shared footage of “Valoa on liikaa” today, and you can watch it below. That track is taken from Maa antaa yön vaientaa, which dropped on August 27th through Pelagic Records.
In case you didn’t notice, we’re big fans of the new Worm record around these parts.
We’ll kick Friday off with Earthless, who have announced some early 2022 tour dates. Tickets went on sale today for their run of 10 dates that beginning on January 27th in Los Angeles and end February 8th in Phoenix.
Can’t find a way to attend Knotfest Los Angeles? Well, you’re in the luck. The performance will be streamed live, taking place on November 5th, and tickets can be purchased here. As far as Slipknot goes, this is their first ever live stream, and the footage will be available for an additional 72 hours after the show.
Massacre is always the right way to close a week. Side note: I’m only just now appreciating how incredible their logo is. Anyway, check out the gnarly new clip for “Return of the Corpse Grinder” below. The uncensored version was understandably banned from YouTube, but you can peep that here if you feel up to it. Resurgence is out now on Nuclear Blast.
Rivers of Nihil unveiled new album details today. The Work, their fourth full-length, will be out on September 24th through Metal Blade Records. You can get a preview of what’s to come with the new single titled “Clean”, right now.
New album news also came from Mehenet today. The black metal project featuring members of Thou have lined up September 10th as the release date for Ng’ambu, their sophomore effort (I think). That will be out through Gilead Media.
Starset have announced a pretty substantial run of U.S. dates later this year, which run from November 3rd through December 18th. Tickets go on sale this Friday at this location.
This is a last second add-in, as the news just surfaced, but I’m sorry to share the passing of Joey Jordison. There’s no doubt that the founding member of Slipknot was an absolute legend, and will be missed dearly. You can read a statement from his family here.
The last new album announcement of the day comes from Necrofier, who are releasing Prophecies of Eternal Darkness, their debut full-length, on October 22nd through Season of Mist. A video for the first single, “The Black Flame Burns”, is available below.