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    Date: Nov 06, 2022
    Posted By: Jordan White

Fever 333 have canceled all of their upcoming tour dates, with plans to resume performing in the spring. Following the departures of Stephen Harrison and Aric Improta last month, frontman Jason Aalon Butler assured the band will continue, but in a new statement, he explained that the group needs time to reset.

As difficult as this decision was to make, Fever 333 will be placing all live activity on hold until Spring 2023 in order to give everyone the best experience possible, the statement reads. Taking this time to reset and prepare will help reach that goal. On behalf of the project I want to thank you all so much for the energy and support you continue to offer. You were promised a new and exciting era of Fever 333 and that is what youll get.

Fever 333 had a handful of concerts scheduled for late 2022 and early 2023. Ticketholders will receive a refund for all headlining shows.

Both Harrison and Improta released their own statements in early October regarding their exit from the trio.

Aric and I have decided to leave Fever 333. I won’t get into the details but things were pretty bad internally, Harrison wrote in a post on social media. That plus creative differences sort of left me with no choice. That said, I’m so thankful for all the amazing fans, people who helped Fever behind the scenes, and my friends and family who supported me through all of this.

Steve and I have decided to step away Fever 333. Its layered, but ultimately, I’d just rather dedicate my time to projects that operate different than that one, Improta shared in his own post.

Shortly after, Butler thanked his former bandmates for their involvement in the group, and confirmed that Fever 333 will continue, though he didnt reveal any further details regarding its future. Stay tuned for more updates.


    Date: Sep 13, 2022
    Posted By: Jordan White

Lamb of God are currently on the road with Killswitch Engage in support of their upcoming new album Omens. This past Friday (Sept. 9), they kicked off the run at the Ford Amphitheater on the Coney Island Boardwalk in New York.

The metal act played a 15-song set during the performance, including some of their biggest hits, as well as their two new 2022 singles Nevermore and Omens [via Setlist.fm]. The show also marked the return of guitarist Willie Adler after he was absent from their European tour dates in early August due to some matters he had to tend to back home. Vio-LencePhil Demmel filled in for him for the time being, but now hes back.

Lamb of Gods tour with Killswitch Engage continues tomorrow night (Sept. 13) in Youngstown, Ohio. BaronessSuicide SilenceMotionless in WhiteSpiritboxAnimals as Leaders and Fit for an Autopsy will serve as support on select dates. See the full itinerary below and get tickets here.

Omens will be available Oct. 7 via Epic Records, and can be pre-ordered now on Lamb of Gods website.

The world is crazy and keeps changing. Omens is a reaction to the state of the world. It’s a very pissed-off record, frontman Randy Blythe teased of the upcoming record when they announced it back in early June.

Lamb of God + Killswitch Engage Fall 2022 Tour

Sept. 13 - Youngstown, Ohio @ Youngstown Foundation Amp. +
Sept. 14 - Baltimore, Md. @ Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena +
Sept. 16 - Atlanta, Ga. @ Coca Cola Roxy +
Sept. 17 - Jacksonville, Fla. @ Dailys Place +
Sept. 18 - Tampa, Fla. @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amp. +
Sept. 21 - Boston, Mass. @ MGM Music Hall at Fenway +
Sept. 23 - Louisville, Ky. @ Louder Than Life Festival (Lamb of God only)
Sept. 24 - Chicago, Ill. @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island +
Sept. 25 - Sterling Heights, Mich. @ Michigan Lottery Amp at Freedom Hall +
Sept. 26 - Indianapolis, Ind. @ TCU Amphitheatre at White River State Park +
Sept. 30 - Denver, Colo. @ Fillmore Auditorium +
Oct. 1 - Salt Lake City, Utah @ Great SaltAir *
Oct. 2 - Grand Junction, Colo. @ Amphitheater at Las Colonias Park *
Oct. 4 - Fresno, Calif. @ Exhibit Hall at Selland Arena *
Oct. 7 - Sacramento, Calif. @ Aftershock Festival
Oct. 9 - Vancouver, British Columbia @ Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Center ^
Oct. 10 - Kent, Wash. @ Accesso ShoWare Center ^
Oct. 11 - Portland, Ore. @ Theater of the Clods ^
Oct. 13 - Inglewood, Calif. @ YouTube Theater $
Oct. 14 - Phoenix, Ariz. @ Arizona Federal Theater $
Oct. 15 - Albuquerque, N.M. @ Isleta Amphitheater $
Oct. 16 - El Paso, Texas @ UTEP Don Haskins Center $
Oct. 18 - San Antonio, Texas @ Freeman Coliseum $
Oct. 19 - Houston, Texas @ 713 Music Hall $
Oct. 20 - Irving, Texas @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory $

+ w/Baroness + Suicide Silence
* w/Motionless in White + Fit for an Autopsy
^ w/Spiritbox + Fit for an Autopsy
$ w/Animals as Leaders + Fit for an Autopsy


    Date: Jun 29, 2022
    Posted By: Jordan White

Music fans across the country are getting to see Def Leppard perform one of their biggest hits, Pour Some Sugar on Me, on a nightly basis as co-headliners of The Stadium Tour. But imagine how cool it might be to catch them at something much smaller in size, say a local coffee shop? Well, thats something that Biggby Coffee in Oshtemo, Michigan did imagine, and they reached out to the band hoping to arrange a special appearance.

As Meatball of WKFR 103.3 FM in Kalamazoo, Michigan reports, the managers of Biggby Coffee saw a great marketing tie-in and decided to shoot their shot, asking if the band could perform Pour Some Sugar on Me to help promote their Brown Sugar Latte. As you might expect, the group is a little busy at the moment on tour, but the coffee shop did get a reply.

An official letter from the Talent Group that represents the band read as follows:

Thank you for your inquiry.
However we regret to inform you that Def Leppard will not be able to perform Pour Some Sugar On me at your coffee shop to promote your Brown Sugar Latte.
The band is currently on their Stadium Tour.
While your offer of unlimited Bragels and lattes is generous, appearance fees start at $500,000.
If this meets your budget, we may be able to arrange an appearance in the future. We do ask for 12 months notice.
We hope youll make (it) to one of their concerts this summer.
All the best with your promotion.

As Biggby Coffee noted in posting their letter to Facebook, Well, we tried. But as Meatball pointed out, the goal of getting Def Leppard based on the demands of the letter might not be totally unreachable if the local coffee crew feels especially charitable toward the business.

Oshtempo Township has around 21,000 residents, but its also part of the much larger Kalamazoo area with a metro population of nearly 335,000 people. Suggesting a Def Leppard Tip Jar for those dropping by could help in putting Biggby Coffee on their way should they pursue it further.

In the interim, your best bet at catching Def Leppard is seeing them on The Stadium Tour with Motley Crue, Poison, Joan Jett and Classless Act.


    Date: Apr 22, 2022
    Posted By: Jordan White

Avenged Sevenfold have been adamant that they wont release their next album during pandemic times due to the inability to support it on tour. That said, the band has been nearing the finish line for their first record since 2016s The Stage of late, and during a recent appearance on The Bob Lefsetz Podcast (heard below), M. Shadows revealed a revised timeline for the records arrival.

In July of 2021, Shadows was quoted as saying he thought the new album would be out ahead of a proposed summer tour in 2022. But as the summer months fast approach, that timeline has apparently shifted a little further back. Speaking with Lefsetz, Shadows suggest that a late 2022 or early 2023 was now more likely.

Status is interesting. We recorded an album, you know, a few years ago. We havent finished it yet. We kind of took some time off for family, COVID, weird touring circumstances, some changes within our team… And we are still currently with one record left on Warner Brothers Records. Well be finishing that record up – I think we have May locked out [for when] our producer can get back to work on it, and then were going to mix with Andy Wallace in August, explains the singer.

So with that timeline, the band will definitely miss the initial summer 2022 prediction. So where does that leave the album release status as of now? Shadows stated, Were going to figure out if its the first quarter, or fourth quarter, or what were going to do. So, the status is that, and then were going to be booking tours, put the tickets on sale when the record comes out, and the whole nine yards.

Little is known about the album at this point, as Shadows previously shared his desire to keep things close to the vest because things tend to change over the course of recording and something said publicly is often taken as gospel. The one thing that has been said about the album is that it has influenced by Kanye West, while also adding, We’re not trying to do a jazz record, but the chord changes and progressions are so eye-opening to us.

In February of this year, drummer Brooks Wackerman shared that the band was 90 percent done with the new album and offered photos from a session with 78-piece orchestra for the upcoming release.

As of yet, no dates have been booked by the band, but as Shadows stated, concerts will definitely be part of the plan surrounding the release of the album.


    Date: Mar 18, 2022
    Posted By: Jordan White

Stabbing Westward are back with Chasing Ghoststheir brand new album, which is out today (March 18), and is their first since 2001. To commemorate the albums release, frontman Christopher Hall joined Loudwire Nights host Toni Gonzalez for a chat, and he elaborated on why the band originally broke up back in 2002.

I think that a bunch of simultaneous things happened. The music industry was crumbling, it was right — 2000 is right when Napster and musical downloads were just at an all-time high, and record labels were hemorrhaging money. They werent selling. For a while they had a monopoly on the $15 CD, so they were making money hand over first, and then when people discovered MP3s, they were like, Oh, we can get every song ever recorded for free if I wanna just spend 72 hours straight drinking Mountain Dew and downloading songs, Hall recalled.

As a result of the lack of income the labels were pulling in, they started dropping bands, and Stabbing Westward were one of the victims dropped by Columbia. They discovered the news prior to the release of their fourth album, which Hall admitted put a lot of stress on himself and his bandmates.

Nevertheless, the band persisted, and landed another record deal on an indie label, which the vocalist pinpoints as when the dynamic within the band really started to get messy.

Theres people outside the band that were kind of whispering in our ears, saying things like, If you guys changed your sound, you could be much bigger than you are now. You shouldve been way bigger than you are. People in the band were kind of buying into that, so there was a lot of pressure to try and reinvent the band, and then a couple of us were like, No, we think that we should just be who we are, we have a good, solid fanbase. Lets just hang onto them, not want more, and it just kind of pulled the bands in two different directions, Hall continued.

Stabbing Westward released their eponymous fourth record via Koch Entertainment, which was acquired by Entertainment One in 2005. Hall noted that the album, indeed, had a different sound, and it wasnt successful for them. This only furthered the tensions between the band members, as some of them had pushed for a new sound, while others had not.

The band reunited for a tour in 2016 in celebration of their 30th anniversary as a band, but they didnt plan to make the reunion permanent at that time. However, in late 2019, they announced that a new EP titled Dead & Gone would come out in early 2020. In the fall of 2021, they performed a handful of shows, and then dropped the song I Am Nothing. 


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