Day in Rock Report for 09/02/2015

Lemmy Forced To Leave Stage Three Songs Into Motorhead Show

(Classic Rock) Motorhead icon Lemmy Kilmister stopped the band's show in Texas last night and admitted: "I can't do it." They managed to deliver three tracks before the 69-year-old introduced their track Metropolis, but then told the crowd he couldn't continue, and led his bandmates off stage at Emo's in Austin.

It follows his walk-off last week in Salt Lake City, where the band cited the high altitude as the reason behind Lemmy's inability to breathe. They cancelled the following night's show in Denver, at an even higher altitude.

Glide reports that the venue house lights went up after the "fatigued and winded" frontman returned to apologies to a generally supportive crowd, who then left in a mood of concern and mild annoyance. Read more here.

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Tom DeLonge 'Interested And Willing' To Return To Blink-182

(TeamRock Radio) Tom DeLonge says he's "interested and willing" in rejoining Blink-182. He split acrimoniously with Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker in January, and they've since started working with Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba - with the possibility of releasing new music together.

Despite the fall-out, DeLonge tells Billboard: "I'm totally willing and interested in playing with those guys again. People ask me every single day, 'Go back, go back, go back.'

"I haven't forgotten anything and I'm grateful for that band and for those guys in my life. I think about that band every single day of my life - sometimes multiple times a day. I love those guys and I love the band."

He puts the split down to differing interests, particularly his plans to write novels and continue with his band Angels & Airwaves. "Those guys want to play the music and tour all the time, but I'm involved in some very big sh*t and some very important stuff," he says. Read more here.

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Green Day Frontman Slams MTV VMAs

Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong slammed the MTV Video Music Awards broadcast that took place on Sunday night for the network's snubbing of rock bands during the show.

Armstrong shared his disappointment online that the show didn't include any "young rock n roll" bands. Green Day was the last band that is considered rock to perform on the annual awards show when they took the VMA stage in 2012.

The outspoken frontman took to Twitter on Sunday night after the broadcast with the following messages, "just watched VMAs. seriously @MTV not a single young rock n roll band?"

He then added, "there r great up and coming rock bands headlining festivals AND on social media. what thee hell? - Billie Joe Armstrong (@BJAofficial) August 31, 2015."

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Santana Part Of New Supergroup Supernova

(Classic Rock) Carlos Santana has formed a fusion supergroup with John McLaughlin, Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter, he's revealed. Supernova are planning to record an album early next year then tour Europe over the summer.

Guitarist Santana tells Billboard: "It's kind of like sharing music with Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking - Wayne and Herbie are at that level of genius. I'm grateful they accept it and want to do it."

Alongside guitarist McLaughlin, saxophonist Shorter and keyboardist Hancock, the band will also feature Santana's wife Cindy on drums. "Every time I play with Cindy it goes viral," he says. "The energy between Cindy and I is very Supernova."

Meanwhile, he continues work on the Santana IV album, featuring the 1971-2 lineup of his band. Read more here.

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Metallica's One Given Unusual Makeover

(Classic Rock) Metallica's One has been given a classical makeover by Harp Twins Camille and Kennerly Kitt. The duo have released a video for their version of the track taken from James Hatfield and co's 1988 album ...And Justice For All.

The identical twins say: "One harp, like you've never seen or heard it before. We wanted to see how much we could get out of playing just one harp simultaneously. We had to invent some new techniques, but the answer is... a lot."

They previously issued a video for their cover of Nightwish track Nemo. They have released three albums, two of which are made up of harp versions of rock and metal tracks. Their second album, Harp Fantasy, features themes from film, TV and video games. Watch the new video here.

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Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Skid Row Stars Guest On Free Fall CD

(Classic Rock) Magnus Karlsson's Free Fall album featuring guest appearances from a string of top vocalists will be released in November. Frontiers Srl will issue Kingdom Of Rock on November 6 and a trailer featuring snippets of a number of the tracks has been released.

Former Black Sabbath man Tony Martin and ex Deep Purple and Rainbow singer Joe Lynn Turner make guest appearances, as do Skid Row's Tony Harnell, Masterplan's Rick Altzi, Pink Cream 69's David Readman and Harry Hess of Harem Scarem.

Karlsson says: "I didn't plan to make a second Freefall album at first, but one album wasn't enough for my wish list of singers. I wanted not only some of the best singers I ever heard, but singers that meant a lot to me and that have given me inspiration.

"For example, Tony Martin and Joe Lynn Turner. I grew up with their music and that made me the musician I am today. It feels unreal to make music with them now." Read more and check out the trailer here.

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Atreyu Went On Hiatus To Keep Their Musical Integrity

(TeamRock Radio) Atreyu needed their hiatus because their musical integrity was at risk, says guitarist Dan Jacobs. They ended a three-year break in July last year and release sixth album Long Live on September 18 - and they believe the work is all the better for being refocused.

Jacobs tells Loudwire: "Because the only outlet we had was Atreyu, the sound started really altering. Stepping back and being able to do our own things, we could get that out of our system, find a comfortable place to have that outlet, and not let it affect the integrity of our sound."

He continues: "The reason we're able to come back now, be who we are, sound the way we do and be confident about what we're doing, is that that's not in the way any more."

Drummer Brandon Saller recently called their latest material a "total reincarnation" of the band. Now he says of getting back to work: "All I wanted to do was make heavy music, and have a super-aggressive, energetic vibe. We were a lot more focused." Watch the full interview here.

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Led Zeppelin Classic Used In Destiny: The Taken King Trailer

(hennemusic) The Led Zeppelin classic, "Black Dog", is featured in a newly-released trailer for the forthcoming Activision/Bungie video game, Destiny: The Taken King.

The latest adventure in the first person shooter Destiny universe introduces a new story campaign and quests, new enemies to fight, new locations to explore, new Strikes and Crucible maps, a new Raid that will put players to the ultimate test, and more.

Players will have access to three new devastating Guardian subclasses and a massive arsenal of weapons, armor, and gear. According to the game description, "A dark shadow has fallen over our worlds. Oryx, The Taken King, is hell-bent on vengeance and is raising an army of corrupted 'Taken' forces by manipulating the Darkness itself. You must find a way into his impenetrable Dreadnaught ship to defeat The Taken King before he and his dark army consume our civilization and bring our solar system to ruin."

Destiny: The Taken King ships for Playstation 4, Playstation 3, Xbox One and Xbox 360 on September 15. Watch the trailer and read more here.

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Exxasens Release Full Stream Of New Album 'Back To Earth'

(Prog) Exxasens have streamed fifth album Back To Earth exclusively via Prog, ahead of its release on September 7. They've also issued a video for the track Hugeness - the second promo from the record after My Hands Are Planets.

Guitarist and programmer Jordi Ruiz originally launched Essaxens as a solo project in 2007. the band take inspiration from the study of space. Their label, Aloud Music, say:

"Heavily influenced by the autonomous work of Steven Wilson and the progressive dynamics of Mogwai and 65daysofdstatic, recorded at Siete Barbas Studios, Back To Earth offers up a renewed vision of instrumental post-rock with the introduction of choirs, stratospheric guitar solos and electronic grooves." Check out the album stream here.

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Genesis Star Tony Banks To Receive 2015 Prog God Award

(TeamRock Radio) Genesis keyboardist Tony Banks has been named the Prog God for 2015, and he'll accept the honor at this year's Progressive Music Awards in London.

The Prog God Award is given to the greatest innovators in the genre. Rick Wakeman, Ian Anderson and Peter Gabriel are the previous recipients. Banks says: "I'm not normally picked out for this recognition - in fact, I've spent my entire career trying not to be noticed. Now someone has seen through my clever disguise. I'm really gratified to get this award. It's nice to know people appreciate the music I've helped create."

He adds: "Being in such rarified company is also something I'm delighted about - Rick, Ian and Peter are probably the first people you think of when you mention the bands they're most associated with.

"But I see myself as representing the backroom boys of prog, who are often overlooked." Read more here.

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Black Veil Brides's Andy Biersack Recruits Patrick Stump For Solo Album

(TeamRock Radio) Andy Biersack has confirmed that Fall Out Boy singer Patrick Stump will feature on his debut solo album. The Black Veil Brides frontman is recording under the name Andy Black, and along with Stump, his side-project will also include a guest appearance from The Used's Quinn Allman.

Biersack says: "What a pleasure it has been today to work and talk music, life and experiences with the incredibly talented and kind Patrick Stump, and to have Quinn Allman playing guitar and adding his vast talents to this record."

It's being produced by John Feldmann, with Biersack having reported the material would have a different sound to his output with BVB. He recently told TeamRock: "Me and John talked about our mutual love of stuff like Psychedelic Furs and Modern English, and the more pop orientated stuff of the 80s - new wave stuff. I also always loved Depeche Mode and Sisters Of Mercy." Read more here.

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Kansas Ink Deal For New Album

(Classic Rock) Kansas have signed a deal with InsideOut for the release of their upcoming 15th album. They previously confirmed they'd returned to the studio to begin work on their first material since Somewhere To Elsewhere in 2000.

Drummer Phil Ehart says: "We could not be more enthused about signing with InsideOut. They are the greatest Prog music label on the planet and we are very proud to be a part of their stable of artists.

"It's our first album of new music in 15 years and we are very happy to be working with the great team at InsideOut." The new album will be their first with vocalist Ronnie Platt. Read more here.

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Marillion Launch PledgeMusic Campaign For New Album

(Classic Rock) Marillion have made their 18th album available to pre-order ahead of a planned 2016 release. The band, who pioneered the crowdfunding model in 1997, have launched a PledgeMusic campaign to help fund the record, which is as yet untitled but is tentatively scheduled for release early next year.

A range of purchase options are available, including vinyl, CD, digital and a special edition - which includes a namecheck in the credits. An 'ultimate edition' presented in a luxury box is also available for £159. It'll be their first album since 2012's Sounds That Can't Be Made.

In a statement, the band say: "As you know, we have spent much of the year holed up at our studio, The Racket Club, jamming, writing and recording. It's still early days but the initial jams are sounding like we really have the potential for something truly outstanding." Read more here.

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Renaissance Announce U.S. Tour

(Prog) Renaissance have confirmed that they will be launching a short U.S. tour next month, with Yes and Moody Blues keyboardist Patrick Moraz to guest at two shows.

Annie Haslam and co have vowed to include a number of tracks in their set due to popular demand including Song For All Seasons, Sounds Of the Sea and Northern Lights, while debuting Immortal Beloved from most recent album Symphony Of Light.

Moraz takes part in the New Jersey shows on October 9 and 10. Renaissance toured Europe for the first time in three decades earlier this year. The band have hinted they'll return in 2016. See the US tour dates here.

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Steve Hillage Denies Gong Coup From Daevid Allen

(Prog) Steve Hillage wants to dispel the myth that he staged a "coup d'etat" against Daevid Allen over Gong 40 years ago. Allen, who died in March, left the band in 1975, later restarting it on several occasions. Hillage departed soon after Allen although he returned a number of times.

Hillage tells MusicRadar: "It used to irk me that, when Daevid left the band, people were saying, 'Steve is the new leader of Gong.' But I had nothing to do with Daevid leaving at all.

"I wasn't even around at the time - I was finishing the Fish Rising album. But people were talking like I'd made some sort of coup d'etat, which was absolutely not the case." Read more here.

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Zebrahead Announce New Album and Stream First Track

(TeamRock Radio) Zebrahead have confirmed their 12th album will be released next month. Walk The Plank is issued on October 13 via Rude Records ahead of the pop punk outfit's UK tour.

On the album title, bass player Ben Osmundson says: "Touring all the time and travelling can be a bit of a pirate's sort of life so it fits in that sense. So in a way it's about taking a chance in life and walking the plank of life. It could also just be too much rum in the Mai Tai - but that's another story.

"It's one of our best sounding records to date. We wanted it to sound like you're in an arm wrestling competition at the beach while doing a keg stand. Hopefully it'll take you on that journey before the ice in your cocktail melts."

A lyric video for album track Save Your Breath can be viewed here.

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Yes and Genesis Supergroup GTR Expand Self-Titled Album For Reissue

(Classic Rock) Supergroup GTR featuring ex-Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett and Yes man Steve Howe have had their self-titled 1986 album re-released in an expanded edition.

The 2CD digipak has been issued via Esoteric Recordings and contains the original album which has been fully remastered along with a 14-track recording of the group's live performance from Los Angeles in July 1986.

The package also features the singles The Hunter and When The Heart Rules The Mind, along with a remixed version of The Hunter. In addition, the cover art has been restored, while the reissue also features new liner notes. Read more including track details here.

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Twenty One Pilots Announce Winter Tour Of The UK

(TeamRock Radio) Twenty One Pilots have announced a UK tour for early next year. The gigs are in addition to the already confirmed November tour, which has since sold out.

They'd previously announced a show at London's O2 Academy Brixton for February 25 and have since added further UK shows for the same month, including an extra night at Brixton.

Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun's fourth album Blurryface gave them their first-ever number 1 hit on the Billboard 200 album chart in the US. See the new tour dates here.

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Black Star Riders Announce The Killer Instinct Fall Tour

(hennemusic) Black Star Riders have announced dates for a fall tour of Europe in support of "The Killer Instinct." The month-long run starts November 10 in Paris, France and will include separate one-off opening slots with Judas Priest and Doro.

The Thin Lizzy's offshoot's new album "The Killer Instinct" debuted at No. 13 on the UK album charts and landed Top 30 slots in Sweden, Germany and Ireland upon its release in February.

The follow-up to the group's 2013 debut, "All Hell Breaks Loose", was recorded in Nashville last year with producer Nick Raskulinecz (Rush, The Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, Mastodon). See the tour dates here.

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Ghost Announce UK Meliora Tour

(hennemusic) Ghost have announced dates for a winter tour of the UK in support of their newly-released album, "Meliora." Following their appearance at the Reading and Leeds festivals last weekend, the Swedish rockers will return to the UK for an 8-show run in December.

Tickets for the winter shows - with guests Dead Soul - will go on sale this Friday, September 4 at 10am local. The UK shows start just two days after Ghost wrap up a month-long run across Europe and the Black To The Future North American tour, which begins at The Fillmore in Washington, DC on September 22.

Produced by Klas Åhlund and mixed by Andy Wallace (Slayer, Nirvana, Guns N' Roses, Linkin Park), "Meliora" presents the debut of vocalist Papa Emeritus III alongside the Nameless Ghouls following the resignation of his three-month older brother, Papa Emeritus II, earlier this year.

Ghost just scored their first-ever US Top 10 showing, with "Meliora" entering the US Billboard 200 at No. 8 with opening week sales of 29,000 copies. See the dates here.

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David Gilmour Previews New Song '5 A.M.'

(hennemusic) Pink Floyd legend David Gilmour is sharing an orchestral preview of "5 A.M.", a track from his forthcoming album, "Rattle That Lock." It's the second preview of the tune from the project, which will be released on September 18.

"Rattle That Lock" was recorded at various places, including the guitarist's Astoria houseboat studio and in Hove, Sussex, UK. Gilmour worked on the record with co-producer Phil Manzanera and wife and lyricist Polly Samson.

The 10-track set delivers five tunes with lyrics by Samson and two by Gilmour alongside three instrumentals. "Rattle That Lock" will be available in a CD edition with clothbound, foil-blocked cover, including a 22-page booklet, and also on heavyweight vinyl, digital download and a deluxe box edition, which includes 4 Barn Jam films, 4 non-album audio tracks, 4 documentaries, and 2 promo clips.

A Deluxe Edition on CD+DVD or CD+Blu-ray versions will include 2 hardback books, a double-sided poster, a postcard in a dedicated envelope and a Gilmour guitar pick. Check out the new song preview here.

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Metallica's 'Enter Sandman' Performance From Reading Fest Goes Online

(hennemusic) Metallica performed their 1991 smash "Enter Sandman" during their August 29 headline set at the Reading Festival and broadcast video of the tune has surfaced.

The 3-day event saw Mumford & Sons top Friday's bill and The Libertines close out the weekend on Sunday. Metallica also performed as the closing headliner at Reading's sister event - the Leeds Festival - on August 30; both festivals share the same lineups over the weekend.

"Enter Sandman" appeared on Metallica's self-titled 1991 record - known as The Black Album. The project went on to sell 30 million copies sold worldwide - including 16 million in the States. Watch the Reading Fest performance video here.

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Panic! At The Disco Reveal New Song 'Death of a Bachelor'

(Radio.com) Brendon Urie says the new Panic! At The Disco album is finished and nearly ready to go, and of all the tracks, "Death of a Bachelor" is his favorite. Urie phoned Pete Wentz (who was sitting in for Beats 1 Radio host Zayn Lowe) Monday (Sept 1) to celebrate the world premier of the song and reveal the story behind it.

Urie explains that the song details giving up his single life and how comfortable he is with that change. "You kinda find this person that you connect with and you can kind of throw away your history. You don't want to just forget about it.

"You just don't need to look back. You don't regret anything from the past. You don't have any want to go back to a life of being a bachelor. You know I met my wife Sarah and I was just like, this is it," says Urie. "I figured out that this is the happiest that I've ever been."

Urie addresses what fans must think of him, noting that it's no secret that fans seem to prefer single celebrities. "You're a rock star. You should be this single dude that goes around and sleeps with a bunch of girls. That's not really me, you know. This was just my voice, telling exactly how I felt at that time."

"It's like if Sinatra and Beyoncé made a song together," Urie half-jokingly explained to Wentz. "It's like some Beyoncé beats with some Sinatra vocals. It's really crazy."

It's no secret that Urie idolizes Sinatra, the singer who would have been 100 this year. "I attach his music to so many memories," he said in a post. "Opening presents on Christmas day, my grandparents teaching the rest of the family to swing dance, watching "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" with my siblings (Sinatra makes a cameo in the form of a cartoon sword singing "Witchcraft"). His music has been a major player in the soundtrack of my life. So it's only right that I return the favor and/or pay it forward."

Listen to the "Death of a Bachelor" here.

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Vintage Trouble Release Doin' What You Were Doin' Video

(Classic Rock) Vintage Trouble have released a video for their track Doin' What You Were Doin'. It's taken from the band's third album 1 Hopeful Road, launched last month after they persuaded label boss Don Was to produce it.

Drummer Richard Danielson told The Blues: "On our first record we recorded live with no click, and we were a little nervous that a producer might want to come in and really overproduce on this sophomore record.

"What Don did was 100% the opposite - he stripped us down even more." Vintage Trouble are currently supporting AC/DC on their world tour. Watch the new video here.

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W.A.S.P. Streaming New Song 'Scream'

(Classic Rock) W.A.S.P. have released a lyric video for the song "Scream," which is a track from the band's forthcoming Golgotha album, the follow-up to 2009's Babylon.

"Scream was the track we felt really opened the Album with the kick we were looking for," says mainman Blackie Lawless. "The animation on the video is outstanding and truly takes you on a trip. 'You're gonna cry if you want me, You're gonna lie if you love me!' It's enough to make you wanna Scream!"

The band unveiled the details of the Golgotha album in July. Guitarist Doug Blair admitted recording the sessions had been a "very fractured" process, and drummer Mike Dupke left after the album was finished. He was replaced by former sticksman Patrick Johansson. Stream the new song here.

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Clutch Frontman Explains New Single 'X-Ray Visions'

(hennemusic) Clutch frontman Neil Fallon says the inspiration behind the band's new single, "X-Ray Visions", comes from the group's own experiences on the road.

The lead track from Clutch's forthcoming 11th album, "Psychic Warfare", due October 2 is set in a motel along any one of America's vast system of highways.

"A lot of it is fueled by our experiences in motels over the years," explains Fallon. "When Clutch was first starting out in our van, in our RV, we would just roll until we ran out of steam…either sleep in the van or the RV or we would go into a motel. It was never planned.

"I spent countless nights looking out the peephole of the motel wondering what's going on in the parking lot at 3 AM or pressing my ear up against the door that connects to the next room. You don't know who's in the next room. These places can be pressure cookers."

"To add to the formula," he says, "a lot of people in these places are living on the margins of society; maybe they're running from something. The motels are definitely pressure cookers that can exaggerate paranoia and delusion and that's what this song is about."

Clutch are gearing up to play select festival dates along with a Labor Day weekend show at The Joint in Las Vegas supporting Primus. The band will also be co-headlining with Mastodon on select dates with special guests COC as part of leg 2 of The Missing Link Tour which features full sets by both acts.

Check out the song and listen to the full audio with Fallon here.

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Soilwork Faced Challenge With New Album

(TeamRock Radio) Soilwork frontman Bjorn Strid admits the band were under pressure to come up with the goods on their latest album - but he insists the challenge was a healthy one.

The band released 10th album The Ride Majestic last month, following 2013's acclaimed double LP The Living Infinite. Strid tells The Rockpit: "I did feel pressure, and I think the rest of the guys did as well - but I think it was a healthy pressure, because we felt that we found something new.

"We found new confidence in writing The Living Infinite, that we can pull off writing a double album and that we can find other ways of expressing ourselves. So I think we felt really excited even though the pressure was there. We knew that we found something new that we could develop."

He adds: "This album is even more focused on the melancholy that we found with The Living Infinite. The extreme parts are even more extreme and the softer parts are a little bit softer - it creates a really interesting dynamic." Read more here.

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Royal Blood's 'Little Monster' Performance At Reading Fest Goes Online

(hennemusic) Royal Blood played the UK's Reading Festival on August 29 and broadcast video of their performance of the song "Little Monster" is now streaming online.

The duo of bassist/singer Mike Kerr and drummer Ben Thatcher played on a bill headlined by Metallica on Saturday and repeated their sets at Reading's sister event, the Leeds Festival, on Sunday.

The second single from the band's 2014 self-titled debut album, "Little Monster" hit No. 1 on the UK Rock And Metal charts while the record topped the UK album listings and peaked at No. 17 on the US Billboard 200.

Royal Blood will join Iggy Pop as openers for the Foo Fighters for a pair of shows at Milton Keynes National Bowl this weekend before playing Brazil's Rock In Rio on September 19.

The group will start a 3-week US tour at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA on September 24. Watch the video here.

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Defeater Will Stick With Concepts Says Jake Woodruff

(TeamRock Radio) Defeater guitarist Jake Woodruff reckons the band will never release a non-concept album. They issued fourth album Abandoned last month and Woodruff admits they've toyed with the idea of a 'regular' record, but mainman Derek Archambault keeps coming up with concepts that lend themselves perfectly to the format.

Woodruff tells Musicradar: "It's something we've been thinking about over the past few years. If we ever ditched the concept stuff, it wouldn't be Defeater, it would be something else.

"Plus, after seeing how Derek has crafted these concepts and storylines, we are all curious about how far we can take it. I don't think we'll ever run out of things to write about. Without that stuff, I'm not so sure it would be a true Defeater record." Read more here.

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