While You Were Away: Eminem Announces New LP, Creeper Drop New Song, Slipknot’s Insane Anniversary Show, And More

Website updates are done, so While You Were Away is back! This week we’re talking about Slipknot’s insane anniversary, Eminem’s new album, Creeper’s excellent new song, and more.

Slipknot unveil new masks and new drummer during intimate anniversary show

Slipknot Wear 1999 Red Jumpsuits and Masks for First Show with New Drummer: Video + Setlist

Last Thursday (April 25), Slipknot played an intimate anniversary gig at Pappy & Harriet’s Palace in Pioneertown, California where they took fans back to 1999. The band came out in new red jumpsuits and masks fashioned after the band’s debut album look.

“Tonight it doesn’t matter where you came from, it doesn’t matter when you were born,” said frontman Corey Taylor. “This year is 19-fucking-99. We’re going to play you some songs from beyond that year, but goddamn it, it all started in ’99 and it is starting again here tonight.”

The 15-song set included five tracks from their self-titled debut, including “Eyeless,” “Prosthetics,” “Wait and Bleed,” “Spit It Out,” and “Surfacing.” They also played favorites like “People = Shit,” “Psychosocial,” and “Duality.”

Additionally, the band debuted their new drummer, which many speculate to be Eloy Casagrande, who abruptly left Sepultura earlier this year.

Check out fan footage of the intimate show below.

Eminem announces new album ‘The Death of Slim Shady’


Eminem has announced his new album The Death of Slim Shady (Coup de Grace), which will arrive this summer.

A trailer for the album was released on Thursday (April 25) during the NFL Draft. The trailer presents a true crime reporter discussing the death of Eminem’s rude alter ego, Slim Shady. The clip also features 50 Cent who calls Slim Shady “a psychopath.” Eminem makes an appearance at the end saying “I knew it was only a matter of time for Slim.”

Watch the trailer below. Pre-save the album here.

Enter Shikari announce remix album ‘Dancing On the Frontline’

Enter Shikari announce North American tour with You Me At Six, plus remix album

Enter Shikari have announced their new remix album, Dancing On the Frontline, out June 11th via SO Recordings. The album serves as a companion record to last year’s A Kiss For The Whole World.

“We’re exactly one year on from the release of A Kiss For The Whole World, so it feels like the right time to present all our output from this crazy year, along with some new treats, all in one place,” says frontman Rou Reynolds. “We’ve not had a lot of time or energy to do any Shikari Sound System mixes for a while, so it was great to be able to step back into that chair and remix Goldfish and Bloodshot. We tested out the Goldfish rework live on our UK and European tour and insanity ensued.”

The band have shared “Goldfish (Shikari Sound System remix)” as a preview. Listen to it below. Additionally, the band have announced a fall North American tour with You Me At Six. See those details here.

Creeper share new song ‘Love And Pain’

Listen to Creeper’s excellent new song, Love And Pain

On the heels of their U.S. tour with Black Veil Brides, Creeper have unleashed their new single “Love And Pain.”

The track comes from the new special edition of their latest album SANGUIVORE, which “extends the album’s original vision with a fresh chapter of gloomily elegant malevolence.” The album also includes “Phantom Fantasia,” a cover of Pat Benatar’s “Shadows Of The Night,” and a remix of “Cry To Heaven.” The release also features new black-and-white album art by Gut Slaughter.


Tours on sale this week

blink-182 confirm North American tour support and ‘brand-new show’

Evanescence and Halestorm are teaming up for a fall 2024 Canadian tour with The Warning. The tour kicks off on October 15th in Vancouver and wraps up on October 29th in London, Ontario. Get all the details here.

Megadeth is heading out on the “Destroy All Enemies” tour with Mudvayne and All That Remains this summer. The tour starts on August 2nd in Rogers, Arkansas, and runs through September 28th with a show in Nashville, Tennessee. See all the dates here.

blink-182 have announced the final leg of their “ONE MORE TIME” North American tour with a rotating support cast that includes Pierce The Veil, jxdn, Live Without, Drain, Hot Milk, Landon Barker, EKKSTACY, and Astronoid. The 30-date trek kicks off on June 20th in Orlando, Florida, and wraps up on August 15th in Toronto, Ontario. Tickets are on sale now.

Kittie is hitting the road this summer for a brief run of dates. Shows start on July 12th in Toronto and wrap up on August 24th in Jackson, Michigan. Tickets on sale here.

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Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Illinois Entertainer. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Creeper, and Green Day.

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