Dave Grohl to Debut Supergroup, Amon Amarth Plot Return + More News
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Dave Grohl has set the live debut of Sound City Players on Jan. 18 during the world-famous Sundance Film Festival. The concert will feature core musicians and special guests from Grohl's Festival-selected film, Sound City.
"The film Sound City showcases the most talented group of musicians in the world and we are thrilled they chose to celebrate the documentary at Park City Live," said Kathryn Burns, CEO of Park City Live. "The evening will be spectacular and we look forward to seeing who will join Dave Grohl and the Sound City Players onstage."
The list of players and ticketing info will be share shortly. Grohl, who directed and financed Sound City, a documentary about the famed recording complex, has enjoyed high profile collabs lately, like performing with Paul McCartney and former members of Nirvana. [Via Press Release]
God Forbid will play a benefit show for victims of Hurricane Sandy on Friday, Jan. 11 at the Boneyard on Virginia Avenue in Atlantic City, N.J. The band, which hails from New Jersey, was personally affected by the superstorm, which ripped through the region around Halloween. The show is part of Revive the Shore, a concert series that will benefit areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. Doors open at 6PM and tickets are available for $15 dollars in advance or for $18 at the door.
Vocalist Byron Davis said, "We would like to wish everyone a belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. With that being said we should take this time and reflect on how tragedy can turn ones world upside down; we need to be grateful for the ones we have in our lives and remember those who have lost everything.
"This benefit show gives us the opportunity to let our fellow New Jerseyians know that we have not forgotten them and will honor their struggles with pride. For one night, we will all come together for remembrance and fun to raise contributions that will help rebuild communities and people's spirits that were affected around the Jersey Shore. We are looking forward to seeing New Jersey stand together united. See you there!" [Via Press Release]
Scion A/C Metal has teamed up with Earache Records to present the label's 25th anniversary showcase at the Glass House in Pomona, Calif. on Saturday, Jan. 12. Oceano, Vektor, Bonded by Blood and White Wizzard are all set to perform. The tickets for this matinee event, which begins at 1PM PT, are free, but you must RSVP here.
Chimaira debuted the new song "I Despise" at their annual Christmas show in their native Cleveland over the weekend. A fan has posted footage of the performance online, so you can enjoy this early (and live) taste of new Chimaira. The band will hit the studio in February, and hopes to release a new album in the summer vie eOne. This song is likely a good indicator of what to expect. Enjoy and try not to headbang too hard.
Viking metallers Amon Amarth issued an update about what to expect from the band in 2013. The brief post read as follows, offering some good news: "2013 will be another intense year for Amon Amarth, and looks like it will be slightly unpredictable and mischievous...
"We've just finished writing all the songs for the next full-length album, and we're ready to enter the studio to start recording them in the new year.
"Wishing everyone a fun and successful 2013!" [Amon Amarth Official Website]
British pop star Lily Rose Cooper aka Lily Allen is expecting her second child and according to the retired 28-year-old singer, her baby will be taught the ways of metal from day one. "My husband is currently making me a Pantera mix CD to take to the birthing suite," says Cooper. [WENN]
Supremely awesome and little-known Belgian grind band Leng Tch'e are writing and recording a new album. The band issued a politically incorrect update about what to expect this year.
"We're nearly finished with the songwriting of our next album! Pre-production will start in February and hopefully we can finish our next masterpiece of brutally grooving grindcore by summertime. Which means we'll bring this retarded circus back on the road in late 2013."
The band last released an album in 2010 in the form of Hypomanic, which was issued by Season of Mist. [Lambgoat]