Technical thrash metal veterans Coroner are working hard on a new album and have announced some tour dates for 2021!
The band gave a brief update on its long-awaited follow-up to 1993's "Grin": "Dear folks! Time for some announcements: We're currently working hard on the new material! That being said, we will also handle all our social media domains on a more personal basis from now on. This page is now the official Coroner Facebook domain through which we will keep you posted on anything newsworthy - starting by revealing our future logo, along with the first 2021 live dates."
Tour dates as follows:
27.2.2021 - Clang Metal Festival / IRL - Dublin http://www.facebook.com/events/2806944116032433
15.5.2021 - Live Music Club / ITA - Milano http://www.facebook.com/LIVEMUSICCLUB (event tba)
16.5.2021 - Club Grillen / FRA - Colmar http://www.facebook.com/legrillen (event tba)
Warrior Soul has released a music video for Alice Cooper’s 'Elected', the song taken from the forthcoming covers album 'Cocaine And Other Good Stuff', which will be out on November 13th, 2020 via Livewire/Cargo Records UK.
The album is an incendiary compilation of songs that everyone in the band, both current and previous members, had some input choosing, and it shows true honesty in the recordings, making it a fresh take on some very listenable rock jams.
Kory Clarke – “We wanted to make a record that was not about all the crap we are all living in, as it seems like a well worn path for . So, I had to think out of the box“.
The album was recorded all over the western world (Edinburgh – Scotland, Newcastle – England, Copenhagen – Denmark, L.A. – USA, NYC- USA, Chicago – USA, Detroit – USA, Sheffield – UK, Costa Blanca – Torrevieja – Spain) in home studios.
The idea for a covers album started when mainman Kory Clarke was contacted by legendary rock photographer, Alex Ruffini‘s brother, enquiring if Warrior Soul would record a cover of a KISS song, which was Alex Ruffini‘s favourite band, for a tribute in aid of Cancer Research. Warrior Soul recorded ‘Cold Gin‘. Once the band started recording, it sounded really positive and they decided to assemble a complete record of covers ranging from Motörhead to KC and the Sunshine Band.
Kory Clarke – “I contacted many of the musicians who have played with Warrior Soul recently and asked if they wanted to be part of it – everyone was very much up for it and ready to go. We called John Dryland at Livewire/Cargo Records, and he said ‘of course, go for it‘, the irony of recording ‘Good Times Roll’ during a global pandemic really works as you can hear the sneer of sarcasm right through every chorus!”
Warrior Soul are known for recording some electrifying covers previously including songs by Joy Division, Iggy Pop and David Bowie. Kory Clarke has performed on several compilation and tribute albums singing other acts songs but this is the first complete album of its kind from Warrior Soul.
Warrior Soul have taken their straight-ahead, honest, full-on rock n’ roll approach to these songs and encourage you to raise a glass and sterilize your tooter – cause there ain’t no vaccine for this jamdemic.
1. Good Times Roll (The Cars) 2. Cocaine (J.J. Cale) 3. Crosstown Traffic (Jimi Hendrix) 4. Cold Gin (Kiss) 5. D.O.A. (Van Halen) 6. Elected (Alice Cooper) 7. Outlaw (Motörhead) 8. Firehouse (Kiss) 9. Get Down Tonight (KC and the Sunshine Band) 10. We’re An American Band (Grand Funk Railroad) 11. Living After Midnight (Judas Priest)
Kory Clarke – Vocals Dennis ‘El Guapo’ Post – Guitars Adam Arling – Guitars John Hodgson – Guitars Christian Kimmett – Bass Kath Edmonds – Drums Ivan Tambac – Drums John Besser – Drums Geoff Yeaton – Horns, Sax
Ozzy Osbourne has once again announced the rescheduled dates for the European leg of his "No More Tours 2" tour.
Due to the unprecedented and ever-changing situation, the six-week trek previously slated for October 2020 will move to early 2022. The rescheduled 19-date arena tour, with lifelong friends Judas Priest as special guests, will kick off on January 26, 2022 in Berlin, and includes a brand new date in Hungary, at the Budapest Arena, which will not include Judas Priest. Fans should hold on to their tickets as they remain valid for all rescheduled tour dates, and refunds must be sought at point of purchase.
Ozzy said in a statement: "I really want to thank my fans for their loyalty and for waiting for me. Believe me, I can't wait to see you all again. Please stay safe in these uncertain times. God bless you all! Love, Ozzy".
Former singer/bassist of King Crimson Gordon Haskell passed away at the age of 74 years old.
Haskell's death was confirmed in a post on his official Facebook page. "It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Gordon, a great musician and a wonderful person who will be sadly missed by so many," the statement read.
A separate statement on King Crimson's official Facebook page read: "Gordon Haskell's Facebook page is reporting that Gordon has died. His time in KC wasn't a particularly happy part of his long career but his work on In The Wake Of Poseidon and in particular, Lizard is much admired in the Crimson community."
Haskell sang the song "Cadence And Cascade" from "In the Wake of Poseidon" (1970) and played bass and sang most of the vocals on follow-up album "Lizard" (1970).