You’ve been hearing Royal Blood on air with their tune “Out of the Black” from the EP with the same title. Now the blokes from the UK have released details of their debut album and with the announcement comes a new single available to stream online. Expect to pick up the self-titled debut album August 25th. The new song “Figure it Out” can be found through Soundcloud. The band will be out on tour later this month in North America with a few dates in Chicago July 31st at Lincoln Hall and August 1st at Lollapalooza.
Sharing a stage
A recent Hellyeah show in North Carolina featured special guest Randy Blythe of Lamb of God joining the stage. Hellyeah was performing their self-titled tune when midway through Blythe came out on stage to share the mic with front man Chad Gray. You can find the video circulating online. Most notable from the performance is Blythe’s hair growing out. Blythe cut his hair when he was successfully fought manslaughter charges over in Prague a few years ago.
Drummer John Dolmayan may be working on a crowd-funded album full of cover songs as part of the These Grey Men project, but when it comes to his other band System of a Down … he says he’s not happy. In an interview with Loudwire, Dolmayan said it’s not okay that the band hasn’t put out any new material in years. He even revealed that when the band does get together for the occasional show, it’s not comfortable up front. He also notes that the band hasn’t been in the studio together since 2005. Dolmayan also said there are some positive personal reasons with the band keeping things from moving forward that he’s not at liberty to discuss at the moment.
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