On this week’s edition of While You Were Away, we’re checking out new music from Brutus and Silent Planet, talking about Thy Art Is Murder’s split with CJ McMahon, tours on sale this week, and more.
3TEETH release industrial re-working of Tears for Fears’ ‘Everybody Wants To Rule the World’
Adding to their collection of unexpected cover songs, 3TEETH have shared their take on the Tears for Fears classic “Everybody Wants To Rule the World.”
The band takes the song and injects it with a heavy dose of industrial fervor. Listen to it below.
Brutus share new single ‘Love Won’t Hide the Ugliness’
Brutus have shared a new single, “Love Won’t Hide the Ugliness,” to celebrate the one-year anniversary 2022’s Unison Life.
The previously unreleased track was recorded during the sessions for their second album.
“We are very happy we can release this now, after such a crazy year on the road,” said vocalist and drummer Stefanie Mannaerts. “Love Won’t Hide the Ugliness has always been one of my favorite songs when we were writing the album.
“The song is about how love can cloud judgment and make it difficult to remain impartial. It can cause people to blindly follow others and lose their own sense of beauty. In the worst case, it can lead to self-destruction and damage relationships.”
Watch the video below.
Thy Art Is Murder split with vocalist CJ McMahon
Thy Art Is Murder have parted ways with their vocalist, CJ McMahon.
The band revealed the news saying he’s no longer a part of the band and his vocals do n ot appear on their recently released album Godlike. They also note that the split is partially due to McMahon’s recent anti-trans comments, which were part of a larger issue.
“We have some important news regarding Godlike that we want to share with you,” the band said in a statement. “Our new album Godlike is now available worldwide digitally with an unforeseen change – Chris McMahon is no longer a part of Thy Art Is Murder and does not feature on the record. We understand that this may come as a surprise and we want to assure you that this decision was made to preserve the band’s integrity and direction.
“What transpired over the past month was not the cause of this action, but just another symptom of the drawn out breakdown in his character and judgement. The straw that broke the camel’s back if you will.
“Long story short, the fallout has been immense. We were lobbed with threats to destroy Thy Art Is Murder from the inside if we did not capitulate to various ideologies that he holds. Everyone has their own right to free speech and to seek their truth; they are also free to receive the consequences that come with it. We appreciate your support and respect for our privacy during this challenging time.”
Read the full statement below.
Silent Planet unleashes new single ‘Anunnaki’
“Something stirs in the forest. Under the smouldering shadow of Mt. Shasta, extending to the forgotten reaches of the Lost Coast,” says frontman Garrett Russell. “Our footsteps dredged up the last rites of an annihilated people; their suffering-turned curse coalesced into a blighted, blasphemous body. Listen closely. Behind the serene forest song hangs a dissonant note.
“A blood-thirsting shriek swings in the air, wrapping the fallen boughs of sequoias… resounding through the valley. Descendants of an ancient race – beings crossed between humans and beings from another dimensions – they remain and hold the memory of the native martyrs. Their presence demands vengeance. They are the forgotten giants. They are the Anunnaki.”
Watch the video below.
Tours on sale this week
Pussy Riot will bring Maria Alyokhina’s “Riot Days” tour to North America this fall. The tour combines live music, theatre, and video as the Alyokhina recounts her experiences protesting with the band and facing imprisonment for the group’s guerrilla tactics. “Riot Days” starts November 1st in Montreal and wraps up December 8th in Brooklyn, New York. Tickets are currently on sale.
Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson recently announced a 2024 solo tour in support of his upcoming album, The Mandrake Project. The trek starts April 18th in Guadalajara, Mexico and wraps up May 4th in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Tickets go on sale Monday, September 25th.
Bush are heading out on a fall North American tour with support from Bad Wolves and Eva Under Fire. The tour kicks off on November 14th in Orlando, Florida, and wraps up on December 6th in Spokane, Washington. Tickets are currently on sale.
Bury Tomorrow will head out on a five-date UK headline tour with support from We Came As Romans and Kingdom Of Giants. The tour launches January 17th in Newcastle and runs through January 21st in Bournemouth. Get all the details here.