Anthrax Wake Up MARS Rover, P.O.D. Get Higher + More News
Every morning, NASA staffers wake up Curiosity, the MARS rover, with a song. On Day 6, her wake up call was none other than Anthrax's cover of Joe Jackson's "Got the Time" from Persistence of Time. We bet that shook the rover from slumber. [Business Insider]
Ex-Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler and his namesake band Adler have been added to the lineup of the second KISS Kruise, which sets sail on Oct. 31 and rides the high seas until Nov. 4. It leaves port in Miami, Florida and sails to Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas. The KISS Kruise marks the first-ever live performance of the band, so it's a landmark occasion. "I'm really excited to debut my new band by playing with KISS," the kit minder said. "KISS has always been one of my favorite bands and they are all great guys. The cruise is sure to be an amazing time." [Via Press Release]
Wes Borland's Black Light Burns will be touring shortly in support of The Moment You Realize You're Going to Fall. The band will canvas the western half of the U.S for three weeks in September and expect to follow with an eastern half run later in the year. So if you want to see the Limp Bizkit guitarist's "other" project, they will be hitting the road and hopefully coming to your market. [Loudwire]
P.O.D. has premiered the new video for the band's forthcoming new single, "Higher." The song will be the 2nd single from the band's new album, Murdered Love (Razor & Tie), which is out now. The video for "Higher" was filmed with director Ramon Boutisveth (All That Remains, For Today, Trivium). The band also partnered with Harley Davidson for this video and the video features a number of Harley Davidson motorcycles.
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American symphonic metal crew Kamelot revealed the cover art for Silverthorn, due out on Oct. 30. The cover is gothic in nature, featuring black and blue tones and a raven-haired woman surrounded by birds. Of the artwork, guitarist Thomas Youngblood said, "Artist Stefan Heilemann captured the true essence of the story and the main character. The booklet and 44-page book is packed with amazing images!" This type of cover art is why a download just isn't as good as a physical CD complete with artwork. Just sayin'. [Via Press Release]
Dead Fish Handshake, whose The Sixes was produced by Sevendust guitarist Clint Lowery, will be hitting the Starland Ballroom in New Jersey on Sept. 28. Local Garden Staters, check out the song 'Turning a Blind Eye' and then go see 'em live! [Via Press Release]