Korn Are On Track TO Equal Their Highest Ever UK Albums Chart Placing With Latest Record, ‘Requiem’

Recently, Korn released their fourteenth studio record, ‘Requiem’ via Loma Vista Recordings.

Currently the band are on course to equal their highest ever UK Chart placing with them at No.04.

The last record to chart in the UK was their 2002 release ‘Untouchables’.

Their previous two record, 2019’s ‘The Nothing’ and 2016’s ‘The Serenity Of Suffering’ both peaked at No.09.
 

And if you need a listen, check out the full record below.

Confirmed For Heavy Music Awards 2021 Confirmed!

The finalists for the 2021 Heavy Music Awards have now been confirmed which sees Creeper, Loathe, Spiritbox and Yours Truly all nominated.

The fifth annual awards ceremony will be held on September 2nd 2021 at the O2 Forum Kentish Town in London and will be streamed via Twitch following the success of last years online-only event.

The catagories and finalists can be found below.

BEST ALBUM:
Bring Me The Horizon – ‘Post Human: Survival Horror’
Bury Tomorrow – ‘Cannibal’
Code Orange – ‘Underneath’
Creeper – ‘Sex, Death & The Infinite Void’
Deftones – ‘Ohms’
Machine Gun Kelly – ‘Tickets To My Downfall’
Neck Deep – ‘All Distortions Are Intentional’

BEST UK BAND:
Bring Me The Horizon
Bury Tomorrow
Creeper
Loathe
Neck Deep
Nova Twins
While She Sleeps

BEST INTERNATIONAL BAND (Presented by EMP):
Corey Taylor
Deftones
Five Finger Death Punch
Ghostemane
Lamb Of God
The Pretty Reckless
Trivium

BEST UK BREAKTHROUGH BAND (Presented by SharpTone Records):
As Everything Unfolds
Caskets
Death Blooms
Phoxjaw
Salem
Static Dress
Wargasm

BEST INTERNATIONAL BREAKTHROUGH BAND:
Dying Wish
END
Ghøstkid
Meet Me @ The Altar
Spiritbox
Tallah
Yours Truly

BEST ALBUM ARTWORK:
Code Orange – ‘Underneath’
Creeper – ‘Sex, Death & The Infinite Void’
Dance Gavin Dance – ‘Afterburner’
Enter Shikari – ‘Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible’
Ghostemane – ‘Anti-Icon’
Palm Reader – ‘Sleepless’
Phoxjaw – ‘Royal Swan’

BEST VIDEO:
Architects – ‘Animals’
Bring Me The Horizon (feat. Yungblud) – ‘Obey’
Deftones – ‘Ohms’
ERRA – ‘Snowblood’
Eskimo Callboy – ‘Hypa Hypa’
Nova Twins – ‘Taxi’
While She Sleeps – ‘Sleeps Society’

BEST PODCAST:
The Downbeat
The Jasta Show
Lifers
The Punk Rock MBA
Riot Act
Sappenin’
Someone Who Isn’t Me

BEST PRODUCTION:
Bring Me The Horizon – ‘Post Human: Survival Error’ (Jordan Fish & Oliver Sykes)
Code Orange – ‘Underneath’ (Jami Morgan & Nick Raskulinecz & Will Yip)
Creeper – ‘Sex, Death & The Infinite Void’ (Xandy Barry)
Enter Shikari – ‘Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible’ (Rou Reynolds)
Four Year Strong – ‘Brain Pain’ (Will Putney)
Loathe – ‘I Let It In And It Took Everything’ (Loathe & George Lever & Jens Bogren)
Palm Reader – ‘Sleepless’ (Lewis Johns)

Voting for the 2021 Heavy Music Awards is open via the following link.

All voters aged 18 and over will be entered into a ballot to win free tickets to the event.

Linkin Park’s Record ‘A Thousand Suns’ Have Been Certified Platinum In The UK

According to the British Phonographic Industry, we have another reason to celebrate Linkin Park as it’s been announced their 2010 record ‘A Thousand Suns’ has hit Platinum!

This equates to 300,000 sales, which is a massive number!

This is their sixth LP release to reach that status with ‘Reanimation’, ‘Collision Course’ both currently Platinum, ‘Minutes To Midnight and ‘Meteora’ both currently 2x Platinum and ‘Hybrid Theory’ currently 5x Platinum. 

Check out ‘The Catalyst’, which is off the record below.

Yungblud, Biffy Clyro & Foo Fighters All Receive Nominations For 2021 BRIT Awards

The 2021 Brit Awards have been announced and there’s some faces from the world of rock you may recognise!

Foo Fighters have been nominated for International Group with Fontaines DC as well as HAIM.

Up for Best British group are Biffy Clyro!

And British Solo Male is Yungblud!

The BRIT Awards will take place on 11th May 2021.

Nova Twins Write To MOBO Awards To Suggest The Add A Rock/Alt Category

Nova Twins have written an open letter to the MBO Awards to suggest that they Rock/Alternative category in their 2021 ceremony.

The awards are predominantly rap and pop at the moment and the duo are looking to change things there, where they say the addition to the award would be celebrating the best new wave of artists in the scene today, whilst paying tribute to the POC originators and founders of Rock’n’Roll and Rhythm’n’Blues”.

You can read the full letter below.

Dear MOBO Awards,”

We are Nova Twins, a band of two mixed race girls from South East London and Essex who shout through distorted mics and play gnarly bass riffs. 

We are writing this open letter to ask you to help pave the way for Alternative and Rock POC artists. We believe that you can widen the representation that ourselves and so many others didn’t have growing up. Rock’n’Roll is of black origin but because of the systemic issues that we still face today, POC contributors to the genre have been lost along the way.

We have a proposition: we would love for you to consider adding a Rock/Alternative category to your 2021 award show, celebrating the best new wave of artists in the scene today, whilst paying tribute to the POC originators and founders of Rock’n’Roll and Rhythm’n’Blues.

We grew up watching the MOBO Awards, feeling grateful for its CEO and Founder Kanya King MBE, who pushed boundaries and helped bring black music and culture into the mainstream. We want to use our platform to raise the voices of the unheard, diversifying the space for Alternative POC bands but we can’t do it alone. We need trailblazing, influential platforms like the MOBOs to back us and look ahead to a more diverse future for music.

People often don’t know that Rock’n’Roll was in fact largely originated by a black woman. Starting her career in the 1930s, Sister Rosetta Tharpe went on to inspire household names through the decades. You can see and hear her influence in the works of Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Tina Turner and Jimi Hendrix for instance, who then went on to shape the musical world we live in. Her guitar playing technique also had a major influence on the development of British Blues in the 1960s. We all owe her a huge debt and with the help of others, we want to continue the pioneering work she started. We feel strongly that this needs to be represented in the MOBO Awards.

This is more than just a category, it’s a message to all young black people, letting them know that they can do and be anything that they choose. That they have more creative options available to them, other than the ones society has offered them. It’s up to us all to give the new generation the tools and encouragement to do so. It’s time to create a different landscape to the one we entered.

2020 has been a time for us all to reflect and re-educate ourselves. Let 2021 be the year we all take action. 

Much love, 
Amy & Georgia
(Nova Twins)”

Since then, the Mobo’s have replied and acknowledged what they’ve said, replying with:

“We see you Nova Twins! Rock and the alternative music genre certainly has its roots in black music and the contributions of talented musicians in this field deserve to be further celebrated. The MOBO Awards Judging Panel have actually discussed this and we will continue to review potential category expansions for future Award ceremonies. We will always do our best to represent Black music talent across a variety of genres”

Power Trip, Poppy and More Nominated For 2021 Grammy Awards

The full list of the 2021 Grammy Awards have now been confirmed, with Code Orange, Poppy and more nominated.

The 63rd Grammy Awards will be held on January 31st 2021 at the Staples Center in LA, California.

A selection of nominees and categories are detailed below but the full list can be found via the following link.

BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE:
Fiona Apple – Shameika
Big Thief – Not
Phoebe Bridgers – Kyoto
Haim – The Steps
Brittany Howard – Stay High
Grace Potter – Daylight

BEST METAL PERFORMANCE:
Body Count – Bum-Rush
Code Orange – Underneath
In the Moment – The In-Between
Poppy – Bloodmoney
Power Trip – Executioner’s Tax (Swing of the Axe) – Live

BEST ROCK SONG:
Phoebe Bridgers – Kyoto
Tame Impala – Lost in Yesterday
Big Thief – Not
Fiona Apple – Shameika
Brittany Howard – Stay High

BEST ROCK ALBUM:
Fontaines D.C. – A Hero’s Death
Michael Kiwanuka – Kiwanuka
Grace Potter – Daylight
Sturgill Simpson – Sound and Fury
The Strokes – The New Abnormal

BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM:
Fiona Apple – Fetch The Bolt Cutters
Beck – Hyperspace
Phoebe Bridgers – Punisher
Brittany Howard – Jaime
Tame Impala – The Slow Rush

BEST BOXED OR SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION PACKAGE:
Paul McCartney – Flaming Pie (Collector’s Edition)
Grateful Dead – Giants Stadium 1987, 1989, 1991
Depeche Mode – Mode
Wilco – Ode to Joy
Various Artists – The Story of Ghostly International\

SONG OF THE YEAR:
Beyoncé – Black Parade
Roddy Ricch – The Box
Taylor Swift – Cardigan
Post Malone – Circles
Dua Lipa – Don’t Start Now
Billie Eilish – Everything I Wanted
H.E.R. – I Can’t Breathe
JP Saxe Featuring Julia Michaels – If The World Was Ending

BEST NEW ARTIST:
Ingrid Andress
Phoebe Bridgers
Chika
Noah Cyrus
D Smoke
Doja Cat
Kaytranada
Megan Thee Stallion

Check Out Yungblud Perform ‘Cotton Candy’ & ‘Strawberry Lipstick’ At The EMA Awards

Yungblud had a blast by the looks of things at the 2020 MTV EMA’s. On top of winning one of the awards on the night, he also performed his tracks, ‘Cotton Candy’ and ‘Strawberry Lipstick’ And he flew. Just check it out below.

Massive congratulations to Yungblud there! And this all comes before the release of his record record, ‘Weird’ which is set to be released on December 4th 2020.

Check out the Music Video for his latest track ‘God Save Me, But Don’t Drown Me Out’.

‘House Of Gold’ By Twenty One Pilots Certified Silver In The UK

Massive news for Twenty One Pilots here in the UK as their track ‘House Of Gold’ off their record ‘Vessel’ has been certified Silver in the UK!

This equates to 200,000 sales.

‘Vessel’ is currently certified Gold, which is the same as 100,000 sales. The only other track on the record which has its own certification is ‘Car Radio, which is also Silver.

Check out the video for the track below.

Heavy Music Awards 2020 To Be Hosted Online

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic going on in the world, the casualty of awards shows means that more content is going to be put online as a result.

This extends to the 2020 Heavy Awards as they will be broadcast online.

There’s still performances set to occur for the event as The Hunna, Holding Absence, Heart Of A Coward, Wargasm, Coldbones and HAWXX. The performances will be filmed at AfterLive Music / Subfrantic Studios by Moshhh.

Co-founder Dave Bradley had the following to say on the changes.

“The adversity facing live music right now made us even more determined to keep the HMAs alive. We believe it’s more important than ever to shout as loud as we can about the exceptional talent across heavy music – from the artists to the hard working teams behind the scenes – and we are proud to do our part to keep the wheels turning until normality returns.”

Hosted by Kerrang! Radio’s Sophie K and Jon Mahon, the fourth annual Heavy Music Awards will premiere on September 3rd via Twitch from 8.30PM (UK TIME)