Slipknot’s Own Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan Has Launched A Marijuana Brand, ‘Clown Cannabis’

Slipknot co-founder, percussionist, Shawn “Clown” Crahan has launched his very own marijuana brand, Clown Cannabis, partnering up with HashBone and Heavy Grass.

The Heavy Grass line contains a potent uplifting blend of 75% Blue Zkittles indica flower and 25% Paradise Citrus bubble hash with an amazing lab-tested THC level of 40%+, with the premium pre-rolls coming with original artwork and matches in a soft-touch matte black case.

To celebrate the launch, Clown is also offering a giveaway of a “Green Ticket”, where the winner of which will be given two tickets to any and every Slipknot show they want for the next three years. Details on how to enter can be found via the following link.

More information on Clown Cannabis and where to purchase it via the official website.

Check Out Sam Carter As He Features On ‘Final Fantasy XIV’ DLC Theme

Architects frontman Sam Carter has lent his vocals to the theme song for the latest expansion DLC for the RPG video game, Final Fantasy XIV.

The trailer for the expansion, titled Endwalker, was released last week, with eagle-eared fans noticing the appearance of Carter‘s vocals on the theme song.

Check out the full trailer and listen to the track Carter features on below.

Ronnie Radke (Falling In Reverse) To Release Book, ‘I Can Explain’

Ronnie Radke of Falling In Reverse, has announced the release of his first book titled as ‘I Can Explain’.

Written with journalist Ryan J. Downey, the limited edition auto-biography will include color photos, and detail Radke‘s story from his time fronting Escape The Fate, his incarceration in 2008, up to the formation and rise of Falling In Reverse.

The online listing of the book reads as follows.

“Rock star, rapper, streamer, criminal, addict, troubled, passionate artist. Father, romantic, genre-bending genius. Ronnie Radke returns with a straightforward message to his devoted fans, loyal friends, and bitter rivals: I CAN EXPLAIN. In this book, Ronnie goes on the record like never before, detailing his triumphs, tragedies, and shenanigans. It’s an intimate look at the uncompromising creative vision behind a catalog of confessional and authentic music, two gold records, and multiple artistic reinventions. Written with longtime journalist and confidante Ryan J. Downey, Ronnie dives into his childhood, early bands, tomfoolery, heartbreaks, the formation of Escape The Fate, and the fateful day in the desert that led to both his incarceration and triumphant resurrection with Falling In Reverse. The first editions of the long-in-the-works I CAN EXPLAIN will arrive as a full-blown coffee table book, in large format packed with color photos, exquisite printing, and of course, Ronnie’s wit.”

Pre-orders of ‘I Can Explain’ can be made from the band’s Official Webstore, with copies expected to be shipped from November 9th 2021.

Iron Maiden And West Ham Football Club Launch New Away Shirt & Training Range

Iron Maiden have teamed up with West Ham Football Club for a brand new away shirt and training range.

The collaboration follows their first launch in 2019, with this new line extending to a West Ham / Maiden away shirt, plus other items of training gear. Several pieces also feature Steve’s bass as part of the football club’s logo.

“It was incredible to see the number of Iron Maiden and West Ham fans that picked up the initial home shirt,” the heavy metal legend enthuses. ​“With West Ham doing so well in the Premier League right now, it feels like a nice time to put out this ​‘away’ shirt. I’m so happy to carry the Maiden/West Ham partnership further… who knows, it might bring us luck for a Champions league place, you never know! COYI!”

Tracey Stratton, Licensing Manager at West Ham, adds: ​“We’ve had a phenomenal response to our first shirt collaboration with Iron Maiden, selling out repeat orders several times. The fans’ reactions were amazing with huge engagement on social media. We are now excited to release the ​‘away’ shirt as a first run exclusive online at, with further styles to follow as we continue this highly successful partnership. Come on you Irons!!”

While She Sleeps Announce The Details Of A ‘Sleeps Society’ Pop-Up Shop

‘Sleeps Society’ the upcoming record from While She Sleeps is now less than a week away from release.

In addition to the release, the band have announced a pop-up shop is coming!

Set to take place in London on April 16th & 17th 2021 at 31 New Inn Yard as well as at the Sleeps Warehouse in Sheffield on April 24th & 25th 2021.

Everything will be in line with Covid guidelines and operating at a safe capacity for all to enjoy.

The band had this to say about the pop-up:

“After a year without in-person interaction we have been desperate to get back into the real world and see you all. Although we might not be able to play shows yet, we wanted the release of Sleeps Society to be more than just another zoom call, a celebration of the album in some way or another, with our fans, friends & all of those who’ve made this possible.”

Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl To Release New Book

There’s always stories available in the world of rock and Dave Grohl probably has so many tucked into his brain.

The music superstar has announce the details of a new book.

‘The Storyteller’ is its name and will be a “collection of memories of a life lived loud. From my early days growing up in the suburbs of Washington, DC, to hitting the road at the age of 18, and all the music that followed, I can now share these adventures with the world, as seen and heard from behind the microphone.”

Here’s an audio trailer.

Pre-orders are available via the following link.

Loathe & More Are Part Of A vinyl Boxset To Raise Money For The Black Heart

If you’ve ever been in Camden Town, it’s possible you’ve passed or visited The Black Heart.

It’s a venue that’s been home to many bands over the years but because of the ongoing pandemic, it could be closing for good.

In a bid to help the venue reach a target of £150,000, bands have come together for a very special vinyl boxset.

Put together by The Rock Fix, the ‘Save The Black Heart’ boxset comes with three 7′ records and features these tracks:

Loathe – ‘New Faces In The Dark’
Our Hollow, Our Home – ‘Speak of Sorrow’
Immerse – ‘Red Shade’
Venom Prison – ‘Officer Down’ (Stampin’ Ground Cover)
Bad Touch – ‘Come A Little Closer’
Take The Backseat, Casey – ‘Suffer’

Loathe had this to say about the venue:

“The Black Heart was one of the first to open its doors to Loathe during our infancy and grant us with the opportunity to present our show to music lovers from down south. For that the venue holds a very dear place in our hearts. Venues much like The Black Heart are essential to the well being and progression of, not just live music but music as a whole – with each grassroots venue serving as somewhat of a booster or platform to present fresh, new art. Please help to not let these amazing places that house amazing memories and opportunities for thousands of music lovers out there go to waste.”

And Our Hollow, Our Home’s Connor Hallisey had this to say:

“The Black Heart isn’t just a venue, it’s much, much more. As upcoming artists, we’ve seen first-hand how venues like this are imperative to the creative industry, and furthermore not just for musicians, but for venue staff, the promoters, and most importantly the fans. The Black Heart will always have our support, and we hope you’ll be able to help them in any way that you can too.”

The set is a ‘Pay What You Want’ price, with the minimum set at £19.99 so that at least £5 of each sale can go directly to The Black Heart. 

Orders are available via the following link.

Evanecence Announce ‘Echoes From The Void’ Comic Book Series

Evanescence have announced a forthcoming comic book series called ‘Echoes From The Void’, which will feature contributions from vocalist, Amy Lee, and her sister, Carrie Lee. 

The band have partnered with Incendium and Heavy Metal Entertainment for the upcoming graphic anthology series, which will expand on themes from the band’s forthcoming album, ‘The Bitter Truth’, along with other tracks from their back-catalogue.

With the first issue only limited to 3,000 copies, it will include two stories inspired by the tracks ‘Better Without You’ and ‘Wasted On You’ and can be pre-ordered online via

More details on the remaining for four issues will be confirmed as they develop.

The bands upcoming fifth record, ‘The Bitter Truth’ is set to be released on March 26th 2021 via BMG/Sony Music.

Pre-orders are available via the bands official website.

Lacuna Coil To Release A Tabletop Game

Italian gothic metallers Lacuna Coil have announced that they’re going to release a tabletop game titled as ‘Horns Up’, in partnership with Labmusa Games.

‘Horns Up’ takes place at a Lacuna Coil show, where each player must aim to make their way to be the first to reach the stage, with many “friendship-threatening” actions along the way.

The game is set to be available to pre-order at the end of the month, and for shipping to begin from November 2021.

‘Horns Up’ will be available to pre-order online on March 26th 2021 via Kickstarter (here).

Emmure Releases First Issue Of ‘Eternal’ Graphic Novel

Deathcore quartet Emmure have dropped the first issue of their ‘Eternal’ series.

It’s limited to 100 copies, the first issue of the series is called  ‘Episode One: Thunder Mouth’, named after the track from their latest full-length album, ‘Hindsight’.

Further issues are expected, but there’s no official release date schedule.

Purchases can be made via SharpTone Records Webstore.