Here is TeamRock’s roundup of all the news snippets from around the world of rock and metal on July 20, 2016. Compiled by our news team at TeamRock HQ. For today’s regular, more in-depth news stories, click the ‘News’ tab in the menu above.
Thomas Wynn & The Believers sign with Mascot Label Group
Blues outfit Thomas Wynn & The Believers have signed to Mascot Label Group ahead of the release of a new album.
The six-piece from Orlando, Florida, are working on the album with Grammy-winning producer Vance Powell, who has previously worked with the White Stripes, Elle King and Chris Stapleton.
Mascot Label Group says: “A combination of blistering rock and southern soul, Thomas’ self-styled blood harmonies with his sister Olivia and explosive backing band are forging a new vein in rock — gritty, uplifting soul rock, mixing the classics, R&B and gospel.”
The Ghost Inside back on stage for first time since bus crash
The Ghost Inside have reunited on stage for the first time since last year’s fatal bus crash that claimed two lives.
The band were honoured with the award for Most Dedicated Fanbase at 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards, and they’ve released a video showing them at the ceremony in Ohio.
It can be viewed below.
The band’s tour bus was involved in a crash with another vehicle in El Paso, Texas, in November. Both drivers were killed and the band members suffered varying degrees of injuries.
Drummer Andrew Tkaczyk lost his leg and has since returned to playing the drums, having had a prosthetic leg fitted.
Terror cancel tour dates as singer Scott Vogel recovers from surgery
Terror have pulled out of their scheduled appearance at the This Is Hardcore festival in Philadelphia next month and also cancelled their August tour dates.
The Los Angeles hardcore heroes have had to step back from touring as frontman Scott Vogel is recovering from neck surgery.
The band had been performing without their singer after his surgery in July to repair “a three level posterior decompression,” but have opted not to go ahead with August’s schedule.
Vogel says: “Sorry for the let down.”
Heaven Shall Burn detail new album Wanderer
Heaven Shall Burn have confirmed details of their upcoming eighth album and made one of the tracks available to stream.
The German metal outfit will issue Wanderer on September 16 via Century Media Records. The track Downshifter can be streamed below.
Wanderer is available for pre-order (opens in new tab) now in a variety of formats.
Heaven Shall Burn Wanderer tracklist
- The Loss Of Fury
- Bring The War Home
- Passage Of The Crane
- They Shall Not Pass
- Prey To God
- Agent Orange (not available on the standard jewel-case and standard digital album)
- My Heart Is My Compass
- Save Me
- Extermination Order
- A River Of Crimson
- The Cry Of Mankind
The Pretty Reckless stream new track Take Me Down
The Pretty Reckless have made a new track called Take Me Down available to stream.
It’s taken from the group’s upcoming, as-yet-untitled, third album, due for release in the autumn.
Tyler Momsen and co have a number of festival dates lined up.
Limp Bizkit’s Wes Borland takes aim at Donald Trump supporters
Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland has told Donald Trump supporters to stop following him on Instagram.
Borland took aim at supporters of the Republican party’s nominee for this year’s US Presidential elections, saying: “Go fuck yourselves.”
Posting after this week’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, Borland says: “I don’t speak out about this kind of thing publicly much but after this first night of the RNC, I can’t even sleep knowing that there are so many people out there with bones in the middle of their brains.
“I feel like I’m going to puke. I cannot believe this is happening. How can you guys support this dude and his stupid stupid wife?
“Please unfollow me. Go fuck yourselves.”