Category Archives: In The Studio…Or Are They?

Metal Inside(r) Home Quarantine: Mike Schleibaum (Be Well / Darkest Hour) – “Set some goals”

Posted by on August 7, 2020

    Metal Inside(r) Home Quarantine is Metal Insider’s new column during this time of isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We asked artists five questions on what’s been keeping them busy ranging from their favorite movies, food they’ve been eating, music they’ve been listening to and more. We caught up with Mike Schleibaum (Be […]

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Foo Fighters officially cancel Van Tour 2020

Posted by on August 7, 2020


Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Foo Fighters have officially cancelled their Van Tour. The trek was originally scheduled for the spring, was rescheduled to the fall and now it’s no longer.


The group issued the following statement:


“Important information about the Van Tour 2020:

Foo Fighters have cancelled the Van Tour 2020. All shows listed below will be automatically refunded. For further information, please visit your point of purchase. We look forward to seeing you all as soon as it is safe for everyone to do so.

10/01/2020 Hamilton, ON | FirstOntario Centre

10/03/2020 Cleveland, OH | Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse

10/05/2020 Detroit, MI | Little Caesars Arena

10/07/2020 Grand Rapids, MI | Van Andel Arena

10/09/2020 Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena

10/13/2020 Cincinnati, OH | Heritage Bank Center

10/15/2020 Green Bay, WI | Resch Center

10/17/2020 Wichita, KS | INTRUST Bank Arena

12/01/2020 Oklahoma City, OK | Chesapeake Energy Arena

12/03/2020 Albuquerque, NM | Santa Ana Center

12/05/2020 Phoenix, AZ | Talking Stick Resort Arena”


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Halestorm share video for “Break In” featuring Evanescence’s Amy Lee

Posted by on August 7, 2020


Halestorm have shared a video for the reimagined version of “Break In” featuring Evanescence’s Amy Lee. The track is taken from the group’s forthcoming EP, Reimagined, out August 14th.


Check out the video below and pre-order the EP here

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Equilibrium drop new single “One Folk”

Posted by on August 7, 2020


Equilibrium have shared a new single, “One Folk.” The track is to celebrate solidarity and to tie the knot between individuals under the flag of shared values even stronger. 


The group’s Berthammer explains:

“2020 is the first year since 2003 that we are not able to play any festival shows for obvious reasons. But just like everybody else, we had to deal with that situation and we decided to spend a lot of time in the studio, writing new songs. We are very happy to share our newest creation ‘One Folk’ with the world, our hymn to humanity. This song includes many of our favorite Equilibrium trademarks and I think it also shows what to expect from us in the future. We just can’t wait to play it also live hopefully soon!“


Check out the video for the song below and order it here:

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Khemmis unveil cover of Alice In Chains’ “Down In A Hole”

Posted by on August 7, 2020


Khemmis have released a cover of Alice In Chains’ “Down In A Hole.” The track is the first single from the upcoming Alice In Chains tribute album, Dirt [Redux], which will be released on September 18th. 


Frontman/guitarist Ben Hutcherson comments:

“I’ve loved this band since I discovered grunge and hard rock in my early teens. When we were presented with the opportunity to cover my favorite song from one of my favorite bands, I checked a pretty big item off of my bucket list. It’s an honor to take such a powerful piece of music and reimagine it through the creative lens of this band. We knew we wanted to stay true to parts of the song, particularly the chorus, but that we also needed to make it our own.

Alice In Chains has long been one of the most important bands in my life. Though they’re (understandably) associated with the Seattle grunge scene, their music carries a visceral heft that, for me, wasn’t present for the other bands of that music world. ‘Dirt‘ was, and remains, a landmark album of bleakness paired with incredible songwriting, and ‘Down In A Hole‘ was one of the first songs I learned to play on my dad’s old Takamine acoustic guitar back in ’98 or ’99.

The fact that a song like that works as well, if not better, on an acoustic guitar as on a distorted electric guitar is a testament to the power of what those four guys created together.”


Check out the cover below and pre-order the album here:


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