Attila have announced they have parted ways with their drummer, Bryan McClure following the allegations of sexual misconduct which have surfaced online.
McClure Joined in 2017 shortly after their former drummer Sean Heenan was removed from the band.
The band confirm via a statement the band have removed McClure where they refer to him as being a “touring member” and that they “do not condone his actions”.
“Over the last 4 years, Attila has been a three piece band. We were absolutely disgusted to learn of some recent events surrounding a touring member of the band, and earlier this week we parted ways with that member. We do not condone his actions, and we stand with the victims. We are deeply sorry to those affected and want nothing more than love and healing for them. – Fronz, Chris, & Kalan.”
The Allegations came to light initially via Twitter, from a user who describes the alleged abuse and assault.
A few days later, another alleged victim came forward again via Twitter, where they claim they were underage at the time the allegations began.
For those who are facing or are survivors of sexual abuse, harassment or misconduct, help can be found below via the following links.
Tigers Jaw have announced that they have signed to Hopeless Records as well as the release of their first single in three years, ‘Warn Me’.
These announcements comes with the news that they’ve finished recording their sixth full length record, which they have worked on with producer Will Yip.
Ben Walsh says:
“‘Warn Me’ is about being blindsided by something positive in your life. It’s that moment when you realize you normalized unhealthy relationships or behaviors. I’ve been hesitant in the past to write from a more positive point of view, but my entire personal life went through an upheaval a few years back and it inspired me to see things through a new lens.
“This was one of the first songs we worked on with Colin and Teddy, and feels like a perfect song to kick off this next chapter of our band. [Producer] Will Yip did such a great job of bringing out everyone’s musical personality in our performances. It’s a relentlessly driving but fun song, and I think it captures our live sound and energy really accurately.”
Milk Teeth have put out a request to their fans for footage to be included in their next videos.
The requests for the track ‘Sharks’ is one off their recently released self-titled record.
“We hope you’re all keeping safe and well. We’ve missed you guys and we all have really enjoyed seeing you all experiencing the record in full for yourselves. We hope it’s provided some solace during testing times.
“With so much change going on across the world, we know the last few months haven’t been easy for anyone. We miss not being able to play shows and hang out and catch up with you guys, and not being able to share our album release in person has been really tough for us.
“To hopefully make up for it we want to do something creative with you guys. We want to create a music video for our single ‘Sharks’, by showcasing you all and the creative things you’ve been doing to pass the time. We need as many of you, your friends, your families, and even your pets to record a video of yourself enjoying the track, singing along, dancing, showcasing your talent, being creative or generally just anything else that has been keeping you busy over the past few months. Whatever you’ve got, we want to see it.”
The heavy hitters from Slovenia, Within Destruction have confirmed that they’re going to be heading over to the UK for a run of headlining dates this November which will come as part of their tour across mainland Europe.
The tour which is in support of their upcoming release, ‘Yōkai 妖怪’.
Signs Of The Swarm, Bodysnatcher and Sleep Waker are going to be the support acts.
There’s a new release coming from Cassadee Pope. The upcoming, ‘Rise And Shine’ will act as the follow-up to her 2019 effort in ‘Stages’.
It’s set to be released on August 7th 2020 via Awake Music.
Pope says: “‘Rise And Shine’ is a collection of songs that talk about where I’ve been and where I’m headed. I wanted people to hear these in their purest form so I went with a more stripped back sound that really lets the lyrics stand out. My hope is that these songs help aid people into feeling every emotion they need to let out.”
You can check out the cover art, track listings and pre-order options below.
01.) Let Me Go 02.) Hoodie 03.) California Dreaming 04.) Counting On The Weather 05.) Hangover 06.) Rise And Shine 07.) Sand Paper 08.) Built This House
British Death Metal troupe Venom Prison have announced the details of their upcoming record, ‘Primeval’ which will update some older tracks in their catalogue.
The record is set to be released on October 9th 2020 via Prosthetic Records, which will feature re-recordings of track from their early EP’s, ‘Defy The Tyrant’ and ‘Primal Chaos’, as well as two new tracks.
The cover artwork, track listing and pre-order options are below.
01.) Usurper Of The Throne 02.) Life Suffer 03.) Mortal Abomination 04.) Path Of Exile 05.) Defy The Tyrant 06.) Babylon The Whore 07.) Daemon Vulgaris 08.) Narcotic 09.) The Primal Chaos 10.) Defiant To The Will Of God 11.) Slayer Of Holofernes
Last week saw the release of Bring Me The Horizon’s eagerly awaited new single, ‘Parasite Eve’.
This however, is not the only piece of new music the band have been working on. There’s so much more that the band have said they’re going to release four records over the next year which will have a collective title in the form of ‘Post Human’.
Oli Sykes (Vocals) confirmed in an interview with NME where every EP they will release will range “from six to ten tracks each”.
Here’s what Sykes had to say on ‘Parasite Eve’.
“This song is going to be part of a record that has the same feel along with [last year’s single] ‘Ludens’. We’ve just been winging it and recording from lockdown, and now we’re going to make four different records over the next year and they’ll all share the name ‘Post Human’. They’ll each be tonally different with their own sound and mood. That’s one thing we’ve never really done. There’s often been an over-arching theme on our records, but the music has always felt like a collage. That’s cool and I like it, but sometimes you want a soundtrack for a certain occasion and emotion.
The idea behind ‘Post Human’ is looking at how we’ve stepped out of evolution and the food chain. If we can do that, then we can take responsibility for what we’ve done to the planet and become something better than what humans are right now.”
He then went onto to expand on what the idea behind the first of these four records will be.
“You know like on Lord On The Rings where they all sing a song before battle, knowing that they might die but they’re going got persevere and see how it goes? We’re trying to embody that. This first record is about hope and anger and feels like the sonic equivalent of a riot. We’re inviting people to find the solution with us.
It’s a demonstration to pull you in and get your back up. It’s a lot more aggressive than anything we’ve done for a while. The world doesn’t need light-hearted pop music right now – it needs anthems for anger. There’s so much to be pissed off about.”
At the time of writing, there’s no plan as to when the records will drop or specifically what tracks will appear on them, where Sykes says it’s very possible that they’ll write and release new material as they wish and in a reaction to global events as and when those events occour.
“What I’d like to do is to release tracks from each of these new records whenever it feels relevant and will resonate, rather than having to wait. When a moment hits me, the best thing I feel that I can do is write a song about it. It’s a very loose plan. If we want to collaborate with an electronic artist and drop that track whenever, then we will.”
More details of the ‘Post Human’ release will be available as they’re confirmed.
The new band recently signed to Hopeless Records, Point North have some news for us; their debut record is incoming later this year!
Titled as ‘Brand New Vision’, the release is set to be released on August 21st 2020.
Check out the Cover Artwork, Track Listing, Pre-Order options and streaming of the title track which features De’Wayne are available below.
01.) Brand New Vision (feat. De’Wayne) 02.) Into The Dark (feat. Kellin Quinn) 03.) Personal 04.) A Million Pieces 05.) Lethal 06.) Heartbeat 07.) Apologue 08.) Distant 09.) No One’s Listening 10.) Nothing Left To Lose 11.) Be The Same
Earlier in the year, Evanescence were set to tour a few UK arenas in a co-headlining tour with Within Temptation but they were forced to postpone once and now the Rescheduled September 2020 tour dates have been scrapped.
The tour dates have now been rescheduled for September / October 2021.
“We are so disappointed that we won’t be seeing you this fall, but we’re accepting the challenge 2020 is giving us and pouring our time and hearts into making a great album instead. Friends, we miss you terribly and can’t wait to play these songs for you next year! Be safe, be well, we love you!”