spooky empirePhil Anselmo is back in the news again, but this time it’s due to his admirable work ethic as the singer is busier than he ever has been before. In an interview with Spooky Empire, the singer revealed some cool news for fans of his music and the film fest he puts on every year. Despite the fact that Housecore Horror Fest co-founder Corey Mitchell passed away last year, Anselmo said the fest will continue in November saying, “Corey was a passionate, unbelievably hard working man — a very, very, very, very, very good friend … This year, we’re dedicating the whole thing to Corey. Rest in peace.” Then he spoke about his upcoming music projects saying, “Been writing new Superjoint [Ritual]. Been writing new [Philip Anselmo and the] Illegals, been writing, well actually I’m in a secret death metal project with some secret other guys across the equator. It’s called Metroton Nganga and it’s cute, it really is.” According to Loudwire, he has also been working on material as the website reports, “Anselmo also revealed he’s been working on some acoustic music as well and has been behind the boards producing a new band called Child Bite that he describes as not really a metal band, but more in the vein of “Black Flag meets Jesus Lizards meets Dead Kennedys meets the Midwest.” And he’s also recently welcomed actor/musician Bill Moseley for sessions at his Nodferatu’s Lair studio. During the period, they wrote four songs together.” Stay tuned here for more info as it becomes available and check out the website for the Horror fest here and to watch the full interview go here.

aEver wonder what supergroups never saw the light of day considering we live in a society where bands are doing it constantly. Well, Marilyn Manson and Billy Corgan revealed a very weird supergroup during a press conference they held for their upcoming tour and it was thought up during a feeling they had while taking muscle relaxers. Manson says, “The band was going to be called Fruity at the time, because we thought that the pills made us feel fruity, that was it. I don’t really know what that meant, at the time. I don’t know if it was more of an in the moment situation, or if it was the surroundings.” Billy Corgan then spilled the beans on who was in it, “I think there was a fantasy of what it would mean to have a band together, and then everyone we would meet would be in the band. Like Flavor Flav was in the band, [porn star] Jenna Jameson was in the band, but then it never happened.” There’s a lot more stuff revealed in the press conference that you can here by going here.

unnamed-22Now that summer is around the corner, the tours are popping up everywhere and we have one that you may want to see if you are lucky enough to be living in an area that it’s stopping at. Coal Chamber after releasing their new album Rivals has announced a summer trek with Fear Factory with Saint Ridley and Madlife serving as the openers for the whole tour. Jasta and The Devil You Know have both signed on for select dates. “Coal Chamber is coming to the USA for another killer tour, this time bringing along some great friends Fear Factory who have a new record coming and my good buddy Jasta with his solo project! Get ready and get your tickets because this tour is gonna sell out and be a good time,” says Coal Chamber frontman Dez Fafara. Check out the tour dates below to see if it’s heading to a city near you.

Coal Chamber / Fear Factory / Devil You Know / Saint Ridley / Madlife Dates

7/24 — Tucson, Ariz. — Rialto Theater
7/25 — Albuquerque, N.M. — Sunshine Theater
7/26 — El Paso, Texas — Tricky Falls
8/15 — Philadelphia, Pa. — Underground Arts
8/16 — Cleveland, Ohio — Agora Theater
8/18 — Lincoln, Neb. — Bourbon Theater
8/19 — Denver, Colo. — Summit Music Hall
8/20 — Salt Lake City, Utah — Complex
8/21 — Las Vegas, Nev. — Brooklyn Bowl
8/22 — Santa Ana, Calif. — Observatory

Coal Chamber / Fear Factory / Jasta / Saint Ridley / Madlife Dates

7/28 — San Antonio, Texas — Alamo City Music Hall
7/29 — Dallas, Texas — Gas Monkey Live
7/30 — Lawrence, Kan. — Granada
7/31 — Sauget, Ill. — Pop’s
8/1 — Cincinnati, Ohio — Bogart’s
8/2 — Chattanooga, Tenn. — Track 29
8/3 — Asheville, N.C. — Orange Peel
8/4 — Columbia, S.C. — Music Farm
8/6 — Chicago, Ill. — Concord Music Hall
8/8 — Rochester, N.Y. — Water Street Music Hall
8/10 — London, Ontario — London Music Hall
8/11 — New York, N.Y. — Irving Plaza
8/12 — Poughkeepsie, N.Y. — The Chance

unnamed-21While we are on the subject of tours, we have another tour announcement for all of you since you all voted. I posted in another article an opportunity for all fans of Papa Roach and Five Finger Death Punch to vote for where the bands would head to while on their fall trek. You have spoke, the bands listened and the tour itinerary has been revealed. Over 1.5 million people voted and the tour starts on September 4TH in Kentucky and wraps up on October 9TH in New York. Here is what Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Zoltan Bathory had to say about the tour, “This tour is shaping up to be the perfect storm. We are really good friends with Papa Roach so for years we’ve been talking about touring together and it’s finally coming together in a big way. Both 5FDP and Papa Roach are bands of the people — our fans are who propelled us to success. So what better way than to give the fans ownership in the tour? In the world of Wikipedia and Kickstarter where crowd funding and crowd sourcing has become the standard of community effort and the new way of making things happen this might quite possibly be the future of touring — you simply ask the fans where they want you to go.” Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddix added, “We are super excited to be sharing the stage on this co-headliner with FFDP. This will give Papa Roach the chance to put on the best, most epic live show to date. Our fans are going to be so stoked for these shows coming up. We seriously can’t wait to get out on the road for this tour.” The other bands on the tour are In This Moment and From Ashes To New. Check out the tour dates below:

Five Finger Death Punch / Papa Roach / In This Moment / From Ashes to New Tour Dates

9/4 — Lexington, Ky. — Rupp Arena
9/5 — Cincinnati, Ohio — U.S. Bank Arena
9/8 — Mankato, Minn. — Verizon Wireless Center
9/11 — Missoula, Mont. — Adams Event Center
9/12 — Everett, Wash. — Xfinity Center
9/13 — Spokane, Wash. — Spokane Arena
9/15 — Eugene, Ore. — Matthew Knight Arena
9/16 — Reno, Nev. — Lawlor Event Center
9/18 — Ontario, Calif. — Citizens Business Bank Arena
9/19 — Las Vegas, Nev. — The Joint
9/20 — Salt Lake City, Utah — Maverik Center
9/22 — Colorado Springs, Colo. — Broadmoor World Arena
9/25 — La Crosse, Wis. — La Crosse Center
9/29 — St. Charles, Mo. — Family Arena
9/30 — Indianapolis, Ind. — Indiana Farmers Coliseum
10/2 — Cedar Rapids, Iowa — U.S. Cellular Center
10/3 — Toledo, Ohio — Huntington Center
10/4 — Cleveland, Ohio — Jacobs Pavilion
10/6 — Lowell, Mass. — Tsongas Center
10/8 — Uncasville, Ct. — Mohegan Sun Arena
10/9 — Glen Falls, N.Y. — Glen Falls Civic Center

Ryan-Shutler-630x420In sad news, Lazarus AD drummer Ryan Shutler has passed away at the age of 28. Reports have not been made official as of yet, but they said that he may have passed away from a heart attack this past Sunday (May 17). He was a part of the band since they started in 2005 and he was a part of two albums that were released by Metal Blade Records in 2009’s The Onslaught and 2011’s Black Rivers Flow. R.I.P. Ryan Shutler.

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