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Day in Rock Report for 07/13/2021

Hatebreed will be replacing In Flames on the upcoming Metal Tour of the Year featuring coheadliners Megadeth and Lamb Of God, along with special guests Trivium.

Organizers announced that In Flames are unable to join the trek, so Hatebreed have been recruited in their place and will appear at all stops with the exception of Knotfest Iowa. (read more)

Exodus drummer Tom Hunting is recovering for a successful gastrectomy surgery that he underwent on Monday (July 12th), according to his bandmate Gary Holt.

Hunting revealed earlier this year that had been diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma of the stomach. Holt took to Instagram on Monday to share the news with fans that the surgery had gone well. (read more)

Killswitch Engage have announced that they will be doing a very special streaming event next month that will find them performing their 2019 album, "Atonement" and their 2000 self-titled albums in full.

The stream will be taking place at The Palladium in Worcester, MA on Friday, August 6 at 7pm ET and the stream will be available on-demand for 48 hours after the fact. (read more)

Monuments have announced guitarist Olly Steele has left the band after spending a decade with the group, so that he can focus more on his solo music projects.

The band had this to say about the guitarist parting ways with them, "With a heavy heart, today we announce that Olly Steele is stepping away from Monuments." (read more)

Korn have announced that that they have recruited Suicidal Tendencies star Ra Diaz to play bass for them on their upcoming summer tour.

Diaz will be filling in for the band's bassist Fieldy who is taking some time off "to heal". The band had the following to say, "We appreciate your kind words of support in response to the recent tour update about Fieldy." (read more)

Bury Tomorrow have announced that creative difference have forced them part ways with co-founding member of the group Jason Cameron (guitar/vocals).

The band had this to say, "The past 18 months have been challenging for everyone. The music industry in particular has been completely turned on its head. We've had a lot of time to reflect individually on what we want out of life and more so out of Bury Tomorrow. During this time of reflection it has become apparent that we aren't all on the same page and haven't been for some time." (read more)

Indie singer-songwriter Ben Kweller has premiered the official music video for his latest new single, "Just For Kids," which was directed by Carrick Moore Gerety.

Be had this to say about the track, "Never give up on love. I have a friend who found her soulmate when she was 50 years old! You never know when true love will find you...That's what 'Just For Kids' is all about." (read more and watch the video)

(hennemusic) Royal Blood are sharing behind the scenes footage of the making of a video for their latest single, "Oblivion."

The material sees video creator Liam Lynch - who also stars in the final version - working with green screen technology while filming a number of scenes for the clip, the second one he oversaw for the UK band's "Typhoons" album following one for "Boilermaker." (read more)

(hennemusic) Myles Kennedy is streaming video of his debut live performance of "Moonshot", a track from his latest album, "The Ides Of March."

The rocker is seen sharing the story behind the song before delivering it alone and surrounded by guitars on stage at the legendary Fox Theater in Spokane, WA. (read more)

Sweden's Mad Invasion recently release their new single "Devil's Calling" with a video featuring Mikkey Dee (Scorpions/Motorhead) and to celebrate we asked them to tell us about the track, which comes from their forthcoming album "Edge Of The World". Here is the story:

Song writing/production process: The writing process typically starts with Björn laying down some basic guitar tracks in our studio, to try out a new song idea. Next Pete will get introduced to the song and some ideas for lyrics and arrangements. Once the he has a feel for the song he will write the lyrics and the vocals are then recorded. This part of the process is a bit different since Pete likes to record his vocals just to the guitars and a click track - without any backgrounds or effects in his listening. After the vocals, Hal comes into the picture and the recorded tracks are transferred to the computer where the actual music production project is officially born. Hal then adds keyboards, sounds and effects, as well as working with the rhythm section and overall arrangement of the song. At this point the final bass guitar and background vocals are recorded. Throughout recording and production process, the song is continuously iterated within the band for input and ideas until all feel satisfied with the result. (read more)

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