Code Orange tease collaboration with Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan

Code Orange have teased a potential collaboration with Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan.

The Pittsburg hardcore band, who released their fourth studio album, ‘Underneath’, last year, took to social media earlier today to share a photo of them posing in the studio with Corgan.

Code Orange captioned the post: “the k i l l e r in me…”, along with three hashtags: #justgettingstarted, #beafraid, and #codecorgan.

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The band haven’t confirmed exactly what they collaborated with Corgan on, but judging from the comments their fans are all in on whatever it is.

“2021 be so wild that we’re (probably) getting pumpkins x code orange. Honestly I’m here for it,” one fan wrote. Another said: “What the hell lol this is kinda sick.” A third commented: “YO GET THE FUCK OUTTA HERE ARE YOU SERIOUS?!”

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Code Orange released their fourth studio album, ‘Underneath’, in March last year. In a four-star review, NME‘s Dannii Leivers wrote that Code Orange “continue to push the boundaries with this maelstrom of goth-laced melody and punishing intensity”.

Shortly after the record’s release, Code Orange were one of the first bands to perform via live-stream during the coronavirus pandemic. On March 14, they played to an empty venue in their hometown of Pittsburgh, live-streaming the show as they did so.

Back in March, Smashing Pumpkins began work on their forthcoming joint sequel to their ‘Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness’ and ‘Machina’ albums.

The band were recently announced as headliners of Riot Fest 2021 alongside Nine Inch Nails and Run The Jewels.

The four-day event, which will also feature performances from Faith No More, Pixies and DEVO, is due to take place at Chicago’s Douglass Park on September 16-19, with tickets on sale here now.

Meanwhile, Corgan has discussed the legacy of Smashing Pumpkins’ debut album, ‘Gish’, three decades on in a recent interview.

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Slipknot reschedule their 2021 European festival dates

Slipknot have announced that their 2021 festival dates this summer in Russia, Ukraine and Europe have been rescheduled to 2022.

Taking to social media on Friday (June 11), the metal icons shared new dates for festival shows in Moscow, Kiev, Bucharest, Plovdiv, Athens and Wacken. They added that “further shows and dates will be announced soon”.

Festival’s affected include Park Live Festival (Russia), Upark Festival (Ukraine), Romexpo (Romania), Hills Of Rock (Bulgaria), Release Festival (Greece), and Wacken Open Air (Germany).

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See the full list of new festival dates below:

Slipknot’s rescheduled festival dates are as follows:

JULY 2022

15 – Park Live Festival, Moscow, Russia
17 – Upark Festival, Kiev, Ukraine
20 – Romexpo, Bucharest, Romania
21 – Hills Of Rock, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
23 – Release Festival, Athens, Greece

AUGUST 2022

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5 – Wacken Open Air, Wacken, Germany

Earlier this week, the band have also been confirmed to play Rocklahoma 2021, alongside Rob Zombie and Limp Bizkit.

Slipknot’s performance at the festival comes shortly before they return to the road for the 2021 Knotfest Roadshow, which will see them taking in shows across North America.

The 28-date run follows the band’s previously announced Knotfest Iowa hometown show in Des Moines on September 25, with the nu-metal icons set to be supported by Killswitch EngageFever 333 and Code Orange on the new run of dates.

Last week, Slipknot‘s Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan opened up about the progress of the band’s next record, revealing that it could be completed as early as next month.

The latest comments from the masked percussionist come after frontman Corey Taylor previously teased that the band are working on a bunch of “really cool” new material.

Meanwhile, Clown released a new ambient track last week titled ‘Brainwash Love – Feed The Worms Birds’.

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Watch Nandi Bushell deliver fierce drum cover of Linkin Park’s ‘Numb’

Viral music prodigy Nandi Bushell has shared her latest cover in the form of an impressive take on Linkin Park‘s ‘Numb’ – watch it below.

The 11-year-old drummer, who discovered Linkin Park for the first time this past week, played the track wearing a white vest and bead necklace.

“I discovered @linkinpark week!” she tweeted yesterday (June 12). “So many great songs! So this is #numetal! I like the keyboards and the DJ scratching.

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“#chesterbennington had such an incredible voice. He sang with real #power. Loving your work robbourdon @BradDelson @joehahnLP davefarrell @mikeshinoda #linkinpark”

You can watch her cover of ‘Numb’ below:

Within a few hours of Bushell posting the clip, Linkin Park shared her tweet to their six million Twitter followers, writing: “Wow, this is awesome,” followed by applause and a fire emoji.

Linkin Park are far from the first to praise Bushell’s work. Last month, Pixies showed their appreciation for her take on their classic song ‘Where Is My Mind?’

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She’s also had plaudits from the likes of Muse, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea and Dave Grohl, who she had a remote drum-off with last year.

Earlier this month, Bushell shared a drum cover of Slipknot’s ‘Duality’.

“It’s true, one of my favourite bands so far is Slipknot,” Bushell said. ​“I love drumming with double pedals. It’s so satisfying!

“Both Jay [Weinberg] and Joey Jordison are awesome drummers. But I really, really love Jay’s playing! True fact, I actually listen to Slipknot when I go to bed at night. I am wearing a Jay mask made by Joel! Thank you Joel!”

Weinberg repaid the compliment on Twitter: “You’re the best, Nandi!! Always Crushing it!”

Meanwhile, Linkin Park‘s 2001 hit ‘In The End’ has reached one billion streams on Spotify, making it the first nu-metal track to do so.

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Slipknot’s Clown shares new ambient electronic track ‘Feed The Worms Birds’

Slipknot’s Clown has released a new ambient track, ‘Brainwash Love – Feed The Worms Birds’, following on from two other releases in the past week.

The buzzing electronic release comes days after Clown – real name M. Shawn Crahan – also shared ‘Brainwash Love – Death Inside’ and ‘Live Your Life’ on YouTube. The accompanying video features sped up amateur footage of worms.

Listen to the track below:

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Earlier this month, Clown said the band are hoping to finish their next album by July, describing the follow-up to 2019’s ‘We Are Not Your Kind’ to Minnesota radio station 93X as “God’s music”.

“We as a band have been trying to facilitate certain ideas in recording and songwriting. Songwriting isn’t always just giving our fans ‘Psychosocial’s and ‘Surfacing’s — without saying it, sometimes we can write those songs in our sleep; it’s so in us,” he said.

“It’s what we don’t know and what we don’t know how to pull out is what is the love for humanity. I wanna make a difference.”

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Elsewhere, he also discussed the band’s unreleased tribute song to former bassist Paul Gray, who died in 2010.

“We have a song that we wrote for Paul Gray called ‘Without the Gray’, and it’s probably my fault, but I’ve held it for a long time,” he said.

“I don’t know why. It was too close in the beginning and it seemed like it needed to be for us more than for everyone else.”

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Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe and more turn Prince’s ‘I Would Die 4 U’ into a hardcore song

A collective of heavy musicians including Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe have turned Prince‘s ‘I Would Die 4 U’ into a hardcore song – take a look below.

The group featured dozens of musicians including members of The Armed, Dillinger Escape Plan, Gorilla Biscuits, Ithaca, War On Women and more, all of whom recorded their parts remotely.

The cover of ‘I Would Die 4 U’ was recorded as part of the heavy metal internet talk show Two Minutes To Late Night‘s series of Bedroom Covers, and was released on Prince’s birthday (June 7). It was curated by the show’s host Gwarsenio Hall, aka Jordan Olds.

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Two Minutes To Late Night pays contributors for its covers thanks to Patreon donations. All of the artists featured on the new cover have donated their fees to the coalition Dallas Hope Charities.

Previous installments of the Bedroom Covers series have included members of Deftones and Killswitch Engage covering Bjork, members of My Chemical Romance, Distillers and Murder By Death covering Annie Lennox, and Gwar‘s Elton John parody song ‘Stab Into Christmas’.

The new version of ‘I Would De 4 U’ is not Lamb Of God’s first remotely-recorded collaborative cover. In May, they covered Bad Brains classic ‘I Against I’ with help from Jason Aalon Butler of Fever 333.

Elsewhere, Lamb Of God have been named among the acts set to play Slipknot‘s one-day metal festival Knotfest Iowa later this year. They’ll join the likes of Megadeth, Faith No More and Gojira.

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