While You Were Away: Children Of Bodom’s New Bar, Enter Shikari’s First Book, New Collection From Siouxsie And The Banshees, And More
What’s happening in this week’s edition of While You Were Away? We’re talking about Enter Shikari’s new book, Children of Bodom’s new bar, a new collection from Siouxsie and the Banshees, and more.
Ozzy Osbourne and Zakk Wylde team up for new single ‘Nothing Feels Right’
Recently, Ozzy Osbourne shared the final single from his new album Patient Number 9. New single “Nothing Feels Right” sees the Prince of Darkness teaming up with his on-again, off-again guitarist Zakk Wylde. This isn’t Wylde’s only appearance on the album. He plays guitar throughout the record, which also features guest stars like Tony Iommi, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Mike McCready.
Listen to the song below.
Wylde previously teamed up with Osbourne for his “No More Tours 2” outing in 2018. This year, he’ll join the highly anticipated Pantera reunion tour.
Patient Number 9 is out now.
Siouxsie and the Banshees announce new compilation album
Siouxsie and the Banshees have announced a new compilation album just in time for the autumn season.
Titled All Souls, the 10-track collection was personally curated by frontwoman Siouxsie Sioux, who also directed the cover art. The tracklist includes classics like “Halloween,” “Spellbound,” and “Peek-A-Boo” along with rarities such as “El Dia De Los Muertos” and “Supernatural Thing.”
The tracks were remastered at half-speed by Miles Showell at Abbey Roads studios with Sioux overseeing the process. Pre-orders for black and limited orange vinyl can be found here. The album drops October 21st.
Enter Shikari to release first-ever authorized biography
Enter Shikari recently announced the release of their first-ever authorized biography, Standing Like Statues.
Written by Kerrang! editor Luke Morton and published by Faber Music, the book will tell the band’s history using interviews with each member of the band and their team.
“It’s such a joy to now have our story thus far recorded forever,” says frontman Rou Reynolds. “Luke has done an incredible job of making sense of a band that’s not so easy to make sense of. Almost everything about this band is convoluted, unconventional or contradictory, but Luke has hacked his way through this jungle and created a clear – and, most importantly – entertaining path! He’s been there since pretty much the very beginning, and it’s an honor to have someone so passionate, adroit and empathetic tell our story up to this point, just as we’re taking our first tentative steps into ‘the next era’ of Enter Shikari.
“It feels surreal and incredibly gratifying to have this book, and I’m so glad to have a record of it all before our memories inevitably fade.”
Standing Like Statues comes out on October 26th. Pre-order is here.
Surviving Children of Bodom members to open bar with museum and sauna
Here’s something we didn’t expect from the Children of Bodom camp. Three former members of the band will continue their legacy by opening a bar with a band museum and a sauna. Called Bodom Bar, the project is being led by drummer Jaska Raatikainen, bassist Henkka Seppälä and keyboardist Janne Wirman.
“We toured actively from 1998 until 2019. We have visited a bar in almost every town we ever played in. From Hard Rock Café Tokyo to a dive bar in the outskirts of Milwaukee. Everything from the legendary Rainbow Bar and Grill in West Hollywood to the Crobar in London U.K. Almost everyone in our profession dreams of opening their own bar at some point and we were no exception. When the active career of CoB was already coming to an end we started looking into it a bit more seriously,” state the three musicians.
“We had a warehouse full of memorabilia and we thought that a lot of people would want to see some of this stuff that used to be and still was very meaningful to us and the career of the band. A thought of a museum felt a bit foreign but an idea of a bar that works as a museum displaying our gear and memorabilia seemed quite natural at this point,” they add. “We had almost given up on this dream when the power duo of Jykä Peltonen and Kimmo Helistö emerged and were ready to provide us with their know how in the matter. Together we will build this unholy concoction of hard rock café and dive bar with a lot of Bodom in it.”
“The new HQ of CoB will combine a museum and a bar but also include the possibility to experience the Finnish sauna culture. Situated naturally in Espoo only a stone´s throw away where the band started their career. Bodom Bar & Sauna is being built in Espoo into a location with easy access to a Metro station. The establishment will also include three saunas. There will be no entry fee to the Bar and no age limit. There will be a fee for the sauna experience. We will open the Bar on 10.11.22 – Jaska, Janne and Henkka.”
The bar is expected to open later this fall.
Tours on sale this week
In support of their new album, Kingdom and Crown, Machine Head will head out on a North American tour later this fall. The trek starts November 3rd in Fresno, California and wraps up in Sacramento, California on December 23rd. See all the dates and get tickets here.
Mercyful Fate will go on tour for the first time in 23 years (!) bringing Kreator and Midnight along with them. Shows start October 25th in Dallas, Texas, and wraps up November 16th in Atlanta, Georgia. Frontman King Diamond put it best: “These will be the first Mercyful Fate concerts in North American theaters in over 20 years. Memories of a lifetime. Your special chance to see Mercyful Fate with the full European festival production, but up close and personal. You cannot miss this…” Get tickets here.
Though they recently wrapped up their summer tour, Dave Matthews Band will return to the road this fall starting November 2nd in Vancouver, Canada. They’ll play shows in Seattle, Portland, Salt Lake City, Minneapolis, and Chicago before concluding with a two-night stint in New York on November 18th and 19th. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 23rd at 10 AM local time.
Modest Mouse will hit the road this fall to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their sophomore album The Lonesome Crowded West, marking the first time they’ve played the record from start to finish. “The Lonesome Crowded West Tour” starts November 18th in Missoula, Montana, and wraps up December 17th in New York. Tickets are on sale now.