While You Were Away: Ministry’s Next Album, Corey Taylor’s New Record Label, Bamboozle 2023 Canceled, And More

In the first May edition of While You Were Away, we’re talking about Ministry’s next album, Bamboozle Festival being canceled, Corey Taylor’s new record label, this week’s tours, and more.

Ministry debut new song, announce next album

Bio — Al Jourgensen | Ministry | Surgical Meth Machine | The Official Website

Ministry recently launched their “Moral Hygiene Tour” with Gary Numan and during their show at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada the band debuted a new song titled “Goddamn White Trash.”

Prior to kicking off the song, frontman Al Jourgensen revealed the news of the band’s previously unannounced upcoming album, which is apparently titled Hopium for the Masses due out this August.

Get a taste of the new song below.

Corey Taylor launches new label to release next solo album

SLIPKNOT's Corey Taylor launches label imprint to release new solo album 'CMF2' | Revolver

Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor is launching his own label imprint with BMG to release his next solo album CMF2. The new label imprint Decibel Cooper/BMG “will not only allow me to release my own music and art worldwide, but it also gives me a solid way to help bolster any rad new acts I want to put on the roster. BMG is going to help me put my money where my mouth is — giving a boost to the next generation.”

Speaking about the new album, Taylor described it to Billboard as “bigger, better and harder than CMFT in almost every way: The songs are sick, the music is gigantic, and the risks were off the charts. CMFT was where I came from; CMF2 is where I’m going.”

Taylor also recently acquired the Famous Monsters horror brand and he said the enterprise is “firing up, on print and digitally,” with plans to create toys, films and festivals under the brand. “Still in [pre-production] for Zombie vs. Ninja, the first of the movies I’ve written,” he added, “still toying with the ideas for my fifth book. You know me — can’t get rid of me!”

Hear Cradle of Filth’s blistering new song ‘Demon Prince Regent’

CRADLE OF FILTH Reveals New Track “She is a Fire” + Announces First Live Album in 20 Years, “Trouble And Their Double Lives” – Metal Planet Music

Cradle of Filth recently dropped their new song “Demon Prince Regent” taken from their first new live album in two decades, Trouble and Their Double Lives.

The song also comes with an accompanying live video.”The footage for the studio track ‘Demon Prince Regent’ was filmed on the road whilst recently undertaking the co-headline ‘Double Trouble Live’ tour with DevilDriver in the U.S.,” Dani Filth said in a statement. “The video is a logical visual bridge between airing the second studio track and the actual live album, wherein you also get the luxury of seeing our repugnant faces.”

Listen to the track below. Stream Trouble and Their Double Lives here.

Bamboozle 2023 is canceled

Bamboozle Festival 2023 Cancelled - The Rock Revival

This year’s Bamboozle festival, which was set to take place May 5th-7th in Atlantic City, has been canceled.

“After intensive discussions and meetings, we have made the heartbreaking decision to cancel Bamboozle Festival 2023,” organizers wrote in a statement. “Thank you and your artists for believing in the vision.”

This year’s edition was its 20th anniversary and its first edition in a decade with The Acacia Strain, Angel Du$t, Brakence, Fiddlehead, Glitterer, Joey Bada$$, Puddles Pity Party, Ski Mask the Slump God, Turnover, and more set to perform.

No other details were revealed, but reported that the event did not receive its final permits after organizers missed the submission deadline.

Tours on sale this week

Blur to reunite in 2023

Motionless in White will head out on a fall North American tour with support from Knocked Loose, After the Burial, and Alpha Wolf. The tour launches September 16th in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and run through October 29th in Boston, Massachusetts. Tickets are on sale now.

Blur have expanded their comeback tour with newly announced dates in the UK, Europe, Japan, and South America. Starting next month, Blur will play a handful of UK dates ahead of festival appearances at Primavera Sound and Denmark’s Roskilde Festival. Check out all the new dates here.

JPEGMAFIA and Danny Brown have teamed up for a summer tour in support of their collab album SCARING THE HOES. The “SCARING THE HOES Tour” kicks off on July 25th in Nashville, Tennessee, and wraps up on August 26th in Dallas, Texas. Get details here.

After dropping their first new music since 2014, The Gaslight Anthem have added new dates to their ongoing reunion tour. New dates kick off September 15th in Louisville, Kentucky and wrap up October 8th in Spokane, Washington. Tickets are available now.

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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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