Dee Snider Unveils New Album’s Latest Single, Video; Announces New Streaming, Signing Events

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Dee Snider debuted the latest single from his new album and its video this week.

Snider premiered his new single, ‘Down But Never Out’ and its video Friday. The song is the third single from Snider’s brand new album, Leave a Scar. Its premiere follows that of the album’s first two singles, ‘I Gotta Rock (Again)‘ and ‘Time To Choose.’ ‘Time To Choose’ features a guest appearance by Cannibal Corpse front man George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher.

The musical arrangement featred in ‘Down But Never Out’ immediately lends itself to comparison to the best works of Judas Priest and at the same time, some of today’s top new hard rock acts.  That all around heaviness can likely be credited at least in part to Snider working with Hatebreed front man Jamey Jasta on this record.  As a matter of fact, a close listen to the shouts in the chorus and the heavy “chunk” of the guitars at points does in fact point to Hatebreed as one of those noted current hard rock bands for comparison.  The intensity in the song’s arrangement works well to help translate the emotion in the song’s lyrical content.

The lyrical content presented in ‘Down But Not Out’ is a proudly defiant statement about perseverance, which again is a central theme to most of Hatebreed’s songs.

Snider talked about the song’s lyrical theme during a recent interview.

“I pride myself on the fact that throughout the decades, my music has always tried to not only push back against all oppressors (in this case Covid-19), but also lift people up and encourage them to fight back,” he said. “‘Down But Never Out’ is a perfect example of this ethos.”

The video for ‘Down But Not Out’ tells the story of a man who clearly is down on his luck. He has past due bills, his woman has thrown him out, and so he ends up trying his luck at the lottery. The result is left to wonder about, as it ends “To Be Continued.” Added to the mix is footage of Snider and his band mates performing live.

In other news, Snider recently announced a streaming event for audiences. Tickets for the event are available here. Tickets provide access to the event and related content for approximately one month. That extra content includes a streaming concert that Snider recorded June 12 in New York.

Additionally, Snider announced Friday, that he will take part in a special in-store signing event at 7 p.m. ET Aug. 17 at Looney Tunes Record Store in West Babylon. Tickets for the event are available here.

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Slayer Announces Dates For Final World Tour: Leg Five

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Slayer’s worldwide farewell tour will officially run into summer 2019.

The band announced the dates for Leg Five of its final world tour on Monday.  Leg Five will bring the band back to North America for a series of dates through May, starting May 2 and running through May 25.  Lamb of God, Amon Amarth and Cannibal Corpse will serve as support for the tour.

The band’s new dates are noted below. The announcement follows the recent announcement of the sixth leg of the tour, which will take Slayer across Europe during June and July.  Those dates — and those of Leg Four — are included with the dates for Leg Five.

Leg Four:  Australia Japan South Pacific
(Anthrax and Behemoth will support on headline dates) 

7   Brisbane Riverstage Brisbane Australia
9   Download Festival Sydney Australia
11  Download Festival Melbourne Australia
15  Eventfinda Stadium Auckland New Zealand
17  Horncastle Arena Christchurch New Zealand
21  Download Festival Chiba Prefecture Japan
23  Pulp Summer Slam Manila Philippines

Leg Five:  North America
(Lamb of God, Amon Amarth and Cannibal Corpse will support on all dates) 

2   Ak-Chin Amphitheatre Phoenix AZ
3   Isleta Amphitheatre Albuquerque NM
5   UTEP/Don Haskins Center El Paso TX
7   Bert Ogden Arena Edinburg TX
8   The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory Dallas TX
10  MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre Tampa FL
11  Coral Sky Amphitheatre West Palm Beach Florida
13  Big Sandy Superstore Arena Huntington WVa
14  Merriweasther Post Pavilion Columbia MD
16  Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center Noblesville IN
17  Providence Medical Center Amphitheatre Bonner Springs KS
19  DTE Energy Mush Center Clarkston MI
20  Covel Centre Youngstown OH
22  Canadian Tire Centre Ottawa ON  CANADA
24  BB&T Pavilion Camden NJ
25  Xfinity Center Mansfield MA

Leg Six:  Europe(Support acts for headline dates TBA)

4  Arena Gilwice Gilwice Poland
6  Sweden Rock Solvesborg Sweden
8  Rock Am Ring Nurburgring Germany
9  Rock Im Park Nurnberg Germany
11  Sports Arena Budapest Hungary
13  Leipzig Arena Leipzig Germany
14  Nova Rock Nickelsdorf Austria
Weekend of June 14-16
Download Donington Park UK
19  Arena Geneva Switzerland
21  Graspop Metal Meeting Dessel Belgium
23  Hellfest Clisson France25  Tipsport Arena Prague Czechoslovakia
28  Tons of Rock Oslo Norway
29  Tuska Open Air Helsinki Finland

July 3-6
Resurrection Festival Viviero Spain
5   VOA Heavy Rock Festival Lisbon Portugal
7   Rock The Castle Verona Italy
10  Metalheadmeeting Bucharest Romania
11  Airport Park Sofia Bulgaria
13  Rockwave Festival Athens Greece
Weekend of July 27-28*
Heavy Montreal Parc Jean-Drapeau Montreal QC

3  Messegelande Balingen Germany

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Knotfest Performance Times Announced

Organizers behind the first annual Knotfest concert festival have announced the performance times for the two day festival.  Slipknot will headline the festival both days.  The band will take the stage at 9:30pm this Friday and play until 11pm.  Saturday night, the band will take to the stage at 10:20 and will play until midnight.  Lamb of God headlines the second stage both nights.  The band, who was previously uncertain for the festival until very recently, will start its performance Friday night at 8:25pm.  It will take the second stage at 9:15pm Saturday night.

Prong and Dillinger Escape Plan will share main stage duties, with Prong opening the main stage Friday afternoon at 3:55pm.  Dillinger Escape Plan opens the main stage Saturday afternoon at 4:30. 

Machine Head, Deftones, Serj Tankian, Gojira, Cannibal Corpse and others will also be on hand.  To get a full rundown of performance times, fans can go online to  Fans can also get all the latest from Slipknot online at  Tickets and VIP packages are still available.  They can be purchased online at and  Hotel accommodations can be made at  More information on camping options is available at

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LOG Frontman Blythe Freed, Band To Perform At Knotfest

The news has already spread throughout the music world.  Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe has been released from a jail in the Czech Republic.  As a result of Blythe’s release, Lamb of God has been confirmed for the upcoming Knotfest August 17th and 18th. 

Knotfest will perform Council Bluffs, IA on the 17th and Somerset, WI/Minneapolis, MN on the 18th.  Organizers of the Knotfest commented on this breaking news saying, “We are honored to present Lamb of God and thrilled to learn that Randy will be onstage for what is sure to be an amazing moment at Knotfest.” 

Also scheduled to perform at Knotfest are:  Deftones, Machine Head, Serj Tankian, Cannibal Corpse, The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Urge, Prong, Gojira, and a whole lot more.

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Slipknot announce “Hits” collection, new app, Knotfest

NEW YORK, NY–The nine man metal machine that is known simply as Slipknot has made an announcement for its fans.  The band will release its first “hits” collection, “antennas to Hell” July 24th.  It will be released via Roadrunner Records.  The compilation will include nineteen hits that span its current catalogue.  Inlcuded in the upcoming release will be a bonus live recording of the band’s performance from the 2009 Download Festival.  To sweeten the deal even more, the band will officially release its brand new “Wear The Mask” app alongside the release of its new “hits” collection.  The app will allow fans to creat their own mask, and connect with other Slipknot fans all over the world.

The upcoming “Hits” collection and app are only part of the good news for the Maggot Corps worldwide.  The band has also announced that it will hold its inaugural Knotfest August 17th and 18th.  The festival will be held in Cuoncil Bluffs, Iowa on the 17th and Minneapolis, MN on the 18th.  Slipknot will be joined by Lamb of God, Deftones, Dethklok, Gojira, Cannibal Corpse, Prong, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Serj Tankian, and loads more.

Along with the upcoming Knotfest shows, Slpknot is also one of the leading acts on this year’s edition of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival tour.  fans can keep up with all the latest dates and news from Slipknot online at, on Facebook at, and on Twitter at  Fans will be able to download the “Wear The Mask” app at

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Between The Buried and Me, Job for a Cowboy join Summer Slaughter tour

AGOURA HILLS, CALIFORNIA–Metal Blade label mates Between The Buried and Me and Job for a Cowboy have announced their addition to this year’s Summer Slaughter tour.  The bands will join Faceless, Periphery and a slew of other metal acts.  Job for a Cowboy joins the tour fresh off the heels of the release of its new album, “Demonocracy.”  Between The Buried and Me will start work on the follow-up to its metal Blade debut, “The Parallax:  Hypersleep Dialogues” after completing its tour. 

North Carolina fans of the bands will get their chance to see all the bands on the bill when the tour makes a stop at Amos’ SouthEnd in Charlotte on August 3rd.  Between The Buried and Me and Job For a Cowboy will continue on together to play three dates together to close out the month of August after the Summer Slaughter tour ends.  Those shows will be in Arizona, Oklahoma and Missouri on August 28th, 29th, and 30th respectively. 

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