Fuel offered its audiences another preview of its forthcoming album this week.
The band premiered its new single, ‘Don’t Say I‘ Thursday. The song is the second single from the band’s forthcoming album, Anomaly, which is scheduled for release in October. Its official release date is under consideration. Its premiere Thursday came more than a month after the band premiered the album’s lead single, ‘Hard‘ through Loudwire.
Fuel’s established audiences will instantly recognize the musical arrangement featured in ‘Don’t Say I.’ It is a steady, flowing hard rock ballad, the likes of which the band has crafted in its existing catalog. At the same time, it maintains its own identity separate from those works.
In regards to the song’s lyrical theme, it proves just as accessible. It takes on the all too familiar topic of relationships. In this case, it is a person professing his/her love for another. At the same time, there is some seeming frustration as the song’s subject discourages that other person from saying, “I.” This is key to many relationship problems, people saying “I” more than “we” as a means to overcome relationship concerns. To that end, it leaves no question as to the accessibility of the song’s lyrical theme.
More information on Fuel’s new single is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:
Lamb of God is taking audiences behind the scenes of the video for its single, ‘Redneck.’
The single is featured in the band’s 2006 album, Sacrament, which is scheduled for re-issue digitally Friday through Epic Records. The album’s re-issue is meant to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the album’s release. The behind the scenes video for the ‘Redneck’ video is streaming here.
The re-issue will feature three previously unreleased live tracks along with the original album’s presentation. The songs were recorded at the band’s 2020 performance at the House of Vans Chicago, which was the band’s only live show from 2020. The re-issue’s full track listing is noted below.
Sacrament (15th Anniversary) track listing:
1. Walk with Me in Hell
2. Again We Rise
5. Foot to the Throat
7. Blacken the Cursed Sun
8. Forgotten (Lost Angels)
10. More Time to Kill
11. Beating on Death’s Door
12. Walk with Me in Hell (Live from House of Vans Chicago)*
13. Redneck (Live from House of Vans Chicago)*
14. Descending (Live from House of Vans Chicago)*
*Previously unavailable on DSPs
In related news, Lamb of God will premiere its documentary, Walk With Me in Hell alongside the album’s re-issue. The presentation is a documentary that follows the band as it made Sacrament. A trailer for the documentary is streaming here.
In other news, Lamb of God has partnered with Death By Toys to release an action figure of front man Randy Blythe. The figure presents Blythe as he appeared in the ‘Redneck’ video complete with shaved head and accompanying party favors. The action figure is a nod to the Sacrament cover art. Loudwire is holding a contest that will award one lucky fan their own free Randy Blythe action figure.
Death By Toys Owner Dan Polydoris was upbeat as he talked about making the action figure.
“This was a really fun project for me, and working with the band was such a privilege,” he said. “The black/purple design of the album cover is so iconic and has such a distinct feel that I definitely wanted to use it for the cardback. The birthday party from the music video is so ridiculous and over-the-top, and I wanted to capture a little of that in this toy (without getting in the way of the Randy figure). So I included a bunch of birthday party stuff as tiny accessories for him. Plus, the Happy Birthday sign is actually made from a screenshot of the music video.”
In even more news,
Lamb of God is scheduled to tour with Megadeth, Hatebreed, and Trivium. The bands’ tour schedule is noted below.
Megadeth and Lamb of God 2021 North American Tour Dates:
Fri Aug 20 Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
Sat Aug 21 Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Sun Aug 22 Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
Tue Aug 24 El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center
Wed Aug 25 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
Fri Aug 27 Denver, CO – Ball Arena
Sun Aug 29 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
Tue Aug 31 Reno, NV – Reno Events Center
Wed Sep 01 Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
Thu Sep 02 Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion***
Sat Sep 04 Portland, OR – Moda Center
Sun Sep 05 Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre***
Thu Sep 09 Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago***
Sat Sep 11 Danville, VA – Blue Ridge Festival*
Sun Sep 12 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Mon Sep 13 Boston, MA – Leader Bank Pavilion
Wed Sep 15 Camden, NJ – B&T Pavilion***
Thu Sep 16 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center***
Sat Sep 18 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center***
Sun Sep 19 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre***
Mon Sep 20 Cincinnati, ON – PNC Pavilion
Wed Sep 22 Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP***
Fri Sep 24 Mount Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle Casino Amphitheatre
Sat Sep 25 Indianola, IA – Knotfest Iowa**
Sun Sep 26 St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis***
Tue Sep 28 Minneapolis, MN – Armory
Thu Sep 30 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
Fri Oct 01 Laval, QC – Place Bell
Sat Oct 02 Quebec City, QC – Centre Videotron
*Festival Date featuring all 4 bands.
**Festival Date, Knotfest Iowa does not include Hatebreed
More information on Lamb of God’s Sacrament re-issue, upcoming live dates, and news and more is available online now at:
The band debuted its new single, ‘Hard’ Friday through Loudwire. The song — available to stream and download here — is the lead single from the band’s forthcoming album, Anomaly, which is scheduled for release in October. Its official release date is under consideration.
‘Hard’ is Fuel’s first new music in seven years. It follows the release of the band’s then latest album, Puppet Strings (2014). The album produced three singles: ‘Soul to Preach To,’ ‘Cold Summer,’ and ‘What We Can Never Have.’ All three songs were released in 2014.
Fuel guitarist Carl Bell composed the band’s new single. He talked about the song and its creation during a recent interview.
“HÅRD” is one of those songs that came to me and I just sang the idea into my phone,” said Bell. “I hear songs in full form in my mind: I know what the bass is going to do, what the drums are going to do, the groove, the guitars, vocal melody, and for this song, I sang the complete chorus lyrics into my phone as well. I even sang the guitar solo idea. Sometimes it works that way. I still have the phone recording and date.”
The vocals for ‘Hard’ were recorded by John Corsale.
The musical arrangement featured in ‘Hard’ will appeal to Fuel’s established audiences. Its guitar riffs and vocals immediately throw back to the band’s infancy. Speaking of which, the song’s lyrical theme addresses the topic of looking back while also looking forward and trying to balance the two.
More information on Fuel’s new single is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:
Ill Nino debuted the video for its latest single this week.
The band premiered the video for its new single, ‘All or Nothing’ Wednesday through Loudwire. The song, which tackles the topic of immigration, features a guest appearance by P.O.D. front man Sonny Sandoval and comes approximately five months after the band premiered the video for its then latest single, ‘Mascara,’ which also premiered through Loudwire.
Both songs are expected for inclusion in Ill Nino’s forthcoming album IllMortals, which is scheduled for release later this year through Break Silence Music. The album’s release date is under consideration.
Front man Marcos Leal address the lyrical theme of ‘All or Nothing’ and working with Sandoval in a prepared statement.
“‘All or Nothing’ was written as a challenge to myself. I knew the moment I joined Ill Nino, I would face negativity, scrutiny and possibly ridicule,” said Leal. “It caused me to question myself, and even question if I was good enough to embrace this opportunity. I challenged myself as I’m challenging all of you, what would you do if the opportunity of a lifetime was within your grasp? I chose to go ‘All or Nothing.’”
Added Leal, “I wanna thank one of my heroes, Sonny Sandoval of P.O.D. for lending his freshness to this track and being a constant inspiration.”
Sandoval, shared Leal’s positive thoughts as he talked about working with Ill Nino on the song and video.
“Like P.O.D., ILL NIÑO have always incorporated their culture, roots and heritage into their music and sound, which have set them apart in this metal scene for over two decades,” said Sandoval. “It was my honor and privilege to have contributed to this record. After knowing them for 20 years now, I don’t know why we didn’t do this sooner.”
The video for ‘All or Nothing’ features Ill Nino and Sandoval performing the band’s new single in what is meant to resemble an alleyway in an urban setting, what with the graffiti on the wall behind the band. That imagery pairs with visuals of an Hispanic woman praying, a factory, and information about the role of immigrants in America perhaps equating Leal’s comments about taking a major chance in life to what Immigrants do every day.
The musical arrangement featured in ‘All or Nothing’ takes listeners back to Ill Nino’s infancy, with its sharp guitars, driving vocals and heavy bass. It sounds like it would fit well in the band’s 2001 debut album, Revolution, Revolucion.
In other news, Ill Nino is scheduled to launch the “Ill Texas Familia Tour” in July. The tour is scheduled to run from July 8-11 and September 11-12. The tour’s information is noted below. King 810, Upon a Burning Body, Incite, Evolution Empire, and Born in Blood are scheduled to join the band for the brief run.
“New” is the word of the day for nu-metal band Ill Nino.
The band is back with a new single and lineup. The band debuted the video for its new single ‘Mascara’ Thursday through Loudwire. The single will be available to stream and download Friday.
The video for ‘Mascara’, directed by Hunter Chapman, tells a story that is comparable to something right out of a gangster flick. A man is being interrogated by a really big, scary looking guy who is accusing him of doing something he didn’t do. The interrogation involves a certain amount of torture, so viewer discretion is advised.
The musical arrangement featured in the song presents a sound and stylistic approach that will appeal to fans of Slipknot and Chimera. Its lyrical content, which is featured in Loudwire‘s article, hints that the song centers on the familiar message of someone dealing with people who are not all that they appear.
Front man Marcos Leal discussed the song — which features a guest appearance from Fire From The Gods member AJ Channer — in a prepared statement.
“I’m very stoked to introduce ‘Máscara’ as a great addition to the Ill Nino legacy, and a highlight of my vocal career,” said Leal. “I’m honored to have collaborated with our very good friend and one of my favorite vocalists in the game, AJ Channer, of Fire From The Gods. As someone who’s grown up as a fan of Ill Nino, and as a musician inspired by the band, I take pride and honor in crafting the vocals for the next generation. It’s something fans new and old will appreciate, and I look forward to throwing some chingasos in the pit with our Niño Familia in 2021!”
Ill Nino’s current lineup consists of Leal (vocals), original members Laz Pina (bass) and Dave Chavarri (drums), returning percussionist Daniel Couto, and guitarists Jes DeHoyos (Sons of Texas) and Sal Dominguez (ex-Upon A Burning Body).
More information on Ill Nino’s new single, video, and lineup is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:
Disciples of Verity debuted the video for its latest single this week.
The band debuted the lyric video for its new single ‘The Lost Ones’ Thursday through Revolver magazine. The song is the fifth single from the band’s forthcoming album Pragmatic Sanction, which is scheduled for release Oct. 16 through The Label Group. It follows the releases of the album’s other singles, ‘Unsteady,’ ‘The Flow,’ ‘Lying to Myself,’ and ‘Worthy.’
The musical arrangement featured in ‘The Lost Ones’ is a melodic hard rock composition that will appeal to fans of bands, such as Sevendust, and The Veer Union. Fittingly, the band features a guest appearance by Sevendust drummer Morgan Rose.
According to comments from front man Corey Glover (Living Colour), the song’s lyrical theme is meant to illicit a sense of determination in listeners.
“We all feel like we’re the only ones suffering,” said Glover. “Like you are the only ones that getting the shitty end of the deal. You’re not. We all are. The world ain’t no paradise. At least we’re in it together.”
Bassist George Pond expanded on Glover’s statements.
“The world has changed,” he said. “Now is the time to look inside to change with it. To adapt. We are all ‘The Lost Ones’ trying to find our way.”
More information on Disciples of Verity’s new single is available along with all of the band’s latest news is available online at:
Pop Evil is preparing to release its next new album, and in anticipation, has released two singles from the album.
The band is debuting the singles ‘Let The Chaos Reign‘ and ‘Work‘ today. The title of the forthcoming album has not yet been announced, nor has the album’s release date.
Front man Leigh Kakaty discussed the singles’ release in a recent interview.
“We won’t bore people with the same song over and over,” he said. “When you come to our live show, we feel like there should be an ebb and flow, peaks and valleys that are similar to real life. Sometimes you’re up, sometimes you’re down. We like to take people on a journey when they listen to our music or come to see us live.”
Kakaty also held an interview with Loudwire, in which he said the lyrical theme of ‘Let The Chaos Begin’ started out as a general commentary, but organically evolved into something more. The song’s musical arrangement is a heavy, driving composition that supports Kakaty’s statement about each Pop Evil song being different from the last. The band opts here for a straight-forward rap-rock approach than its usual hard rock sound.
‘Let The Chaos Reign’ is available to stream and download here.
In talking about ‘Work,’ Kakaty said during his Loudwire interview, that the song’s lyrical theme centers on the impact of work, technology and social media on our lives. The interview is available to read in full here. The steady, thumping drumbeat at the heart of the song’s arrangement and the force in the guitars serve to help illustrate that emotion. the overall approach is another rap-rock approach that in this case, lends itself to comparisons to Imagine Dragons’ hit song ‘Radioactive.’
Independent rock band Ratchet Dolls debuted the video for its latest single last week.
The band debuted the lyric video for its new single ‘Parasite!‘ Thursday. The song presents an upbeat musical arrangement whose heart is in its guitar work. That work will appeal to fans of 80s hair metal from the likes of Poison and Motley Crue.
While the song’s driving musical arrangement will appeal to a very targeted audience base, its all-too-familiar lyrical content will connect with an even broader range of listeners.
Front man Kevin Sauceda explained the song’s lyrical theme in a recent interview.
“Although the song has a very uplifting feel, the lyrics themselves are rather dark,” he said. “Parasite!’ speaks to us from the perspective of a person whose mental health has deteriorated from trying to meet the standards of a non-committed partner. One-sided relationships can lead to vulnerability…my goal is to try to help prevent others from having to walk that road; even if its just one person.”
‘Parasite!’ is the second single from Ratchet Dolls’ upcoming as-yet untitled sophomore album. The video for the album’s lead single ‘Out Of Control‘ was unveiled in September 2019. Upon its release, ‘Out Of Control’ gained traction through major outlets, such as Loudwire’s “Weekly Wire Playlist” and KNAC Pure Rock.
More information on Ratchet Dolls’ new single, video, album and more is available online at:
Joyous Wolf debuted the video for its latest single this week.
The band debuted the video for its single ‘Quiet Heart’ Friday through Loudwire. The video features the band performing its new single in an otherwise dim set lit strategically by a series of lights. the song’s arrangement crosses the band’s classic rock influences with a more modern mainstream sound that will appeal widely to rock audiences. Joyous Wolf front man Nick Reese talked about the video’s concept and the song’s lyrical content in his interview with Loudwire.
‘Quiet Heart’ is taken from Joyous Wolf’s debut EP Place in Time, which was released in April through Roadrunner Records. The band is touring in support of the record alongside veteran rock band Deep Purple.
The bands’ tour is scheduled to make a stop in Houston, TX on Monday; New Orleans, LA on Tuesday; Orlando, FL on Thursday; St. Petersburg, FL on Friday and Atlanta, GA on Sunday. The tour does not end there. It continues into October. The tour’s schedule is noted below.
JOYOUS WOLF ON TOUR:
WITH DEEP PURPLE:
9/23 — Houston, TX — Revention Music Center
9/24 — New Orleans, LA Saenger Theatre
9/26 — Orlando, FL — Walt Disney Theatre at Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts
9/27 — St. Petersburg, FL — Mahaffey Theater
9/29 — Atlanta, GA — Coca-Cola Roxy
9/30 — Nashville, TN — Andrew Jackson Hall
10/2 — Washington, DC — Warner Theatre
10/4 — Monticello, NY — Resorts World Catskills
10/5 — Boston, MA — Orpheum Theater
10/8 — New York, NY — Beacon Theatre – NY
10/9 — Uncasville, CT — Mohegan Sun Convention Center
10/10 — Upper Darby, PA — Tower Theater
10/11 — Sacramento, CA — Discovery Park
10/12 — Indianapolis, IN — Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
10/13 — Milwaukee, WI — Riverside Theatre
10/15 — Detroit, MI — Fox Theatre Detroit
10/16 — Northfield, OH — MGM Northfield Park
10/18 — Rosemont, IL — Rosemont Theatre
More information is available on Joyous Wolf’s new video, tour and more at:
Demon Hunter premiered another new single from its new album War this week.
The band debuted the song ‘Ash’ at Loudwire’s official website on Thursday. Demon Hunter front man Ryan Clark said of the song, that it is a reminder that things are just things.
“‘Ash’ is a no frills, anthemic onslaught, berating our infatuation with fleeting possessions,” Clark said in the article at Loudwire. “It’s a reminder to myself as much as anyone else. I collect pretty much everything I couldn’t afford as a kid: skateboards, shoes, artwork, antiques…you name it. And I love this stuff. Still, I know I can’t ‘take it with me’ as they say.”
Clark added, “In classic Demon Hunter fashion, we wanted to ensure that War had at least one faster thrash number in the gates of ‘Storm the Gates of Hell,’ ‘Crucifix’ or ‘The World is a Thorn.’ ‘Ash’ is the resident barn burner track for this album. This was the last song that we’d written for the heavier of these two records, and is the only song written by Patrick, Jeremiah and myself.
The debut of ‘Ash’ came only three days after the band debuted the video for another single from War, ‘On My Side.’
More information on ‘On My Side’ and ‘Ash’ is available online along with all of Demon Hunter’s latest news and more at: