Professionally filmed video footage of METALLICA performing the song "Here Comes Revenge" on June 11 at Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam, Netherlands can be seen below.METALLICA's "WorldWired" tour has played more than 130 shows across the world since its 2016 kick-off.Last November, drummer Lars Ulrich told The Mercury News that the trek could last through early 2020.The San Francisco Bay Area metal giants have been touring in support of their latest album, "Hardwired… To Self-Destruct", which came out in November 2016.With dates already locked in through the fall, Ulrich was asked if he is tired of touring yet. He replied: "We have the luxury, and we are very fortunate, to be able to set a touring schedule that works really well for us. We kind of set boundaries. We have a two-week rule, so that after two weeks we come home and see our families and kids and get a sense of San Francisco. So, for about a decade, we've had a really good setup in terms of how we balance all of it. It takes longer to play the same amount of dates. But the good news is that our chances for not losing our minds — or for playing all the shows, physically, mentally — are much higher, because we have a pace that we feel is at the right level for us. So, it's good. We still have to go to Australia. We still have to go to Japan. We have a couple of other things planned after Europe."Pressed about whether there is any chance the tour will reach into 2020, Lars said: "This may just dip into the beginning of 2020."
California rock band ADEMA will reportedly hit the road this fall as the support act for POWERMAN 5000 on "The Days Of Disorder" tour. Also appearing on the bill is (HED)P.E.Based on various teasers posted on ADEMA's social media, it appears that the band's current lineup no longer includes original vocalist Mark Chavez, who returned to ADEMA in 2017 after previously exiting the group twice. Chavez's name also no longer appears in the "About" section on ADEMA's Facebook and there is no mention of Mark in ADEMA's latest Facebook post, which only refers to vocalist/guitarist Tim Fluckey, guitarist Mike Ransom, bassist Dave DeRoo and drummer Kris Kohls.If Internet rumors are to be believed, ADEMA's new vocalist is former ORGY guitarist and JULIEN-K frontman Ryan Shuck, who was also a member of Chester Bennington's side project DEAD BY SUNRISE. Various fan posts on Facebook welcoming Shuck to ADEMA have been "liked" by both Ryan and the band.On Friday (June 14), ADEMA took to Facebook to post the following message: "Hello ADEMA family, friends, and fans!! We can see you noticed some exciting new stuff we started posting late last night (at midnight!!?? Do you guys sleep????). Here's what we can tell you now: YES, we are hitting North America this summer on a major package tour with some other GREAT bands — all good friends of ours and bands we know you love! We can see the excitement and speculation in the comments regarding the new photo we posted — and yes, we have some really exciting news to announce very soon — and trust us you will be stoked and super surprised in a GREAT way! We suspect that this news is going to break the internet. Yes, we have plans to release some new music — more on that later. YES, we will have VIP hangouts available for sale very soon — and YES we will be playing all the songs you LOVE every night.. you will be hearing from us again soon! We love you! David DeRoo, Mike Ransom, Kris Kohls, and Tim Fluckey"Chavez originally left ADEMA in 2004 due to "creative differences" after two successful albums, "Adema" and "Unstable". The singer — who is the half brother of KORN frontman Jonathan Davis — quit ADEMA again in January 2011 in order to pursue his "solo project." He rejoined the group again six years later and played his first comeback show with ADEMA in May 2017 at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California.After Chavez's original exit from ADEMA, the other members of the band found their way with new lead singers Luke Caraccioli and later Bobby Reeves, while Mark founded MIDNIGHT PANIC with his cousin Peter Shubert. He also produced fellow artists.ADEMA's last release was 2013's "Topple The Giants". The group's first CD since 2007's "Kill The Headlights" contained brand new tracks plus re-worked versions of ADEMA's chart-topping hits "Giving In" and "Unstable".
Hello ADEMA family, friends, and fans!! We can see you noticed some exciting new stuff we started posting late last...Posted by Adema on Friday, June 14, 2019
California rockers BLACK VEIL BRIDES will celebrate the tenth anniversary of their debut album, "We Stitch These Wounds", next year by releasing a re-recorded version of the LP, along with some new songs."We Stitch These Wounds" was issued in July 2010 via StandBy Records and was BLACK VEIL BRIDES' only studio album to feature drummer Sandra Alvarenga before she left the band and joined MODERN DAY ESCAPE.Guitarist Jeremy "Jinxx" Ferguson told Myglobalmind about BLACK VEIL BRIDES' plan to re-record the LP: "[The original album] was recorded ten years ago, and we didn't have a large budget to do it properly. We had to call in some favors just to get it completed. This time, we will produce it ourselves and have it match to what we sound like now. It should be a lot of fun to remake that CD; then it will be released for the 10th anniversary. We are planning to add a new studio song on it as well to tease the fans on what they can expect from the next studio CD."Asked if he feels "We Stitch These Wounds" was overlooked by fans, Jinxx said: "The songs are there; the production value was not. It was unfortunate at the time, but we did what we could do. It would be nice to hear them re-recorded in their full glory."According to Jinxx, the material on the new version of "We Stitch These Wounds" "will be authentic as to how it was written. What you find over time when playing songs live is your playing styles changes," he explained. "We don't want to change the song too much, as people are familiar with it. We call it 'demoitis' — you record something as a demo, and everyone gets so used to that version; then you do it properly in the studio, and everyone starts to say it's not the same as the demo. [Laughs] I think that happened with 'Knives And Pens'. When fans heard the demo on YouTube and then we went into the studio to record it, some fans were saying that we ruined it. [Laughs] I don't want to say too much, as we are not there yet… We will play all the parts with better tone and production. I believe it will be true to the original with all the same notes."Jinxx said that the re-recorded version of "We Stitch These Wounds" will come with a "a lot of extra goodies. We are going into the studio this fall to knock it, and we are really excited about it," he said. "We have been going over all the songs with a fine-tooth comb. Some of them we played on the road, while others haven't been touched for ten years. We will be reliving the experience we had when we initially recorded this CD."BLACK VEIL BRIDES fans can also expect the band to hit the road in support of the new "We Stitch These Wounds". "It's been talked about, and I can definitely see it happening in 2020," Jinxx said.BLACK VEIL BRIDES' latest album, "Vale", came out in January 2018 via Lava/Universal Republic. The follow-up to BLACK VEIL BRIDES' 2014 self-titled effort was produced by John Feldmann at his Southern California studio.BLACK VEIL BRIDES singer Andy Biersack (a.k.a. Andy Black) released his sophomore album, "The Ghost Of Ohio", in April via Lava/Republic.Read more...