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The Motörhead team has a message for the music community as the legacy of Lemmy is carried on into 2020 with a new music video for the Motörhead track “(We Are) The Roadcrew”, in support of the Live Nation road crew assistance program, Crew Nation: “The road crew are the backbone of any successful live event, and to Lemmy and Motörhead they were more than just workers or employees, they were family. Lemmy loved them so much that he wrote a classic song dedicated to them, an anthem: “(We Are) The Roadcrew”! It pains us to see our family hurting, so we would like to honor, respect and show our solidarity to those that make what we all enjoy possible with this brand new video by Robert John. We would also like to challenge our friends and colleagues to join us by posting photos and videos of their beloved road warriors. Let’s give them some social media spotlight, love and gratitude! We wanna see yours! For those that would like to chip in, we encourage you to go to Live Nation’s road crew assistance program Crew Nation www.livenationentertainment.com/crewnation and give what you can, any little bit helps. And all streaming proceeds from our “(We Are) The Roadcrew” video tribute will be donated to the fund. This movement has no genre, it has no labels, it has no limitations. Remember… #WeAreTheRoadCrew”. Check out the video here: https://youtu.be/_yRysQzuFOw.
Static-X is on the way to the release of Project Regeneration Vol. 1, their new album featuring the last recordings of the late Wayne Static, and the band has found a clever way to represent Wayne in the music video for the track “All These Years” – check it out right here: https://youtu.be/JDKR-xVGa70. Drummer Ken Jay says of the video, “It’s very challenging to represent someone in a music video, who is no longer alive, but that was something that we really wanted to do and I think it came out great. These are some of Wayne’s last works, so we really wanted to make this video all about him and to continue to celebrate his life and legacy. What better way to do that than through a fun, fictional story about how Wayne was inspired to become the legend that who he became through Static-X”. Visit: https://static-x.org for more.
Underoath kicked off their new Twitch series last week, and they’re ready to premiere a new episode this Wednesday at 8pm ET, when they dig into the making of 2008’s Lost In The Sound of Separation, alongside special guests Adam D (Killswitch Engage), Jordan Buckley (Every Time I Die), Jay Weinberg (Slipknot), and Producer Matt Goldman. Head to their Twitch channel to tune in on Wednesdays: https://www.twitch.tv/underoathband, and keep up with the band here: https://underoath777.com.
Imonolith has shared the latest video from their weekly Quarantine Sessions video series, for the track “The Mourning”, which you can check out via Metal Insider here: https://www.metalinsider.net/video/imonolith-premiere-quarantine-sessions-video-for-the-mourning. Drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen says of the video series and the track: “The Quarantine Sessions’ are getting pretty fun to do for all of us in Imonolith. We’re changing it up with every session we do. The videos have been getting a great response from our supporters and we’ve been gaining new supporters along the way. It’s a great way for all of us in Imonolith to keep active and give people something fun to watch. Jon’s kicking ass editing the videos and we’re all having fun recording our parts for it. This is our fourth song we’re releasing called, ‘The Mourning’. It’s a song about being yourself and not conforming to someone else’s idea of how you should live your life or do things… you’ll become one of ‘The Mourning’ as a result. The song is a bit left field compared to the rest of the record and we love that! Jon’s vocal performance is pretty unique and varied throughout this track. Beav and Kai have guitar solos in this song that possess a lot of twists and turns, while Scott and I lay down a plotting, heavy foundation. Hope you dig it”. Visit: https://imonolithband.com for more.
Tetrarch has just unleashed the first single off their upcoming album Unstable, set to be released this fall. You can check out the video for “I’m Not Right” via the band’s official YouTube Channel here: https://youtu.be/YGbXuxGh1Dk. Guitarist Diamond Rowe says of the track, “The intro riff for it came very naturally to us and kicked off the writing process. It was heavy and pissed off sounding, which was super cool and really set the tone for the songs that followed…We are a band that believes in embracing flaws and being who you are. But sometimes there’s a journey to get to that point, and that’s what this song really encompasses. It is normal to feel a bit off sometimes, and it’s okay to talk about it. Sometimes you just don’t like something about yourself but how you go about changing that is what’s really important”. Keep up with Tetrarch via: https://www.tetrarchmusic.com.
Grand Massive just unleashed their fourth full-length album, aptly titled 4, via Metalville Records. This week, the band has premiered the video for the track “Devourer of Time”, which you can see right here: https://youtu.be/_pErw1xvSqA. In case you missed the last two lyric video releases, for “Revolution Waltz” and “Ashes of My Revenge”, you can see those right here: https://youtu.be/FhD0EpDZOv0, and https://youtu.be/4PfA0l3mzUs. For more on the band, head to: https://www.facebook.com/GRANDMASSIVE/.
From Hell is just about to release their latest album, Rats & Ravens, via Scourge Records on May 22nd, but before then, the band is unveiling a music video for the track “They Come At Night”, which you can check out via a Bravewords exclusive premiere right here: http://bravewords.com/news/exclusive-from-hell-premieres-they-come-at-night-video. In case you missed the first single, “Lilium”, you can see the lyric video on Scourge Records’ YouTube Channel here: https://youtu.be/fL3HaTOdP1E. From Hell is set to head out on a European tour alongside Atheist and Cadaver this fall. Follow the band via: http://fromhell.net.
Lionheart is a classic British Hard Rock band that was founded in 1980, and whose current lineup has an iconic combined history in the metal world, featuring former members of Iron Maiden, UFO, McAuley Schenker Group, and more. Lionheart is just about to unleash the second full-length since their 2016 reunion with The Reality of Miracles, set for a July 31st release via Metalville Records. Head to: http://www.lionheart-music.com for more on the band.
Finnish Thrashers Lost Society recently released their fourth studio album No Absolution, but due to the current pandemic situation, had to postpone their album release show and subsequent tour. Now, the band has announced a virtual album release livestream on May 20th, the details and tickets for which you can find right here: https://www.semilive.fi/product/gigs-and-concerts/lost-society-live-stream/. Frontman Samy Elbanna says of the virtual show, “I could not be more stoked to announce that Lost Society will finally be able to bring our new album No Absolution live to the ENTIRE world! Our incredible team has been working tirelessly on building the best possible crew for our stream-debut, and now, Lost Society will be bringing our adrenaline and energy filled live show to YOU!” To keep up with Lost Society, head to: https://www.facebook.com/lostsocietyfinland/.