With ex-Lorna Shore vocalist Tom Barber now in the fold for their upcoming album, deathcore veterans Chelsea Grin have premiered yet another new track, in the form of “Hostage”. Taking over for the departed Alex Koehler will certainly be a tough test, but considering Tom’s previous pedigree, it’s likely their diehard fans will take to the new frontman with ease. Check out the new song below – the band will always be playing the Vans Warped Tour all summer, presumably debuting some of the new material.
Utah deathcore veterans Chelsea Grin have a busy summer ahead of them, especially since they’re playing the final edition of the Vans Warped Tour. Recently having holed up in the studio with Drew Fulk and Josh Travis (Emmure) co-producing the new material, the band has recently announced that the untitled new album is “finished”. Having dropped off a recent support tour for Motionless In White, this is welcome news for fans of the band, especially if the time off helped recharge their batteries. It’s the band’s first new album since 2016’s Self-Inflicted. Check out the full statements from the band below.
For long-time Chelsea Grin fans who felt their previous release Self-Inflicted was sort of a letdown, or fans who are convinced that the band lived and died with “Recreant” (nope), there is hope – the band is now in the studio recording their 5th full-length. Co-producing are Drew Fulk and Joshua Travis, the latter of which has been a part of many of your favorite bands (currently, Emmure). This is definitely exciting news as Travis’ acumen for technical proficiency puts him in rarefied air.
Needless to say, people should be excited for this.
Vans Warped Tour is one of those legendary festivals that always hosts some of the best bands in the rock/metal/hardcore scene. Warped 2016 was no exception by the slightest! It was filled with good times, friends, bands, mosh pits, stage dives, high fives, fun in the sun & great memories among other things. I had the opportunity to cover both the Pomona, CA & Phoenix, AZ dates of the tour.
Below is a recap video of both days along with photo galleries of the bands: Volumes, Every Time I Die, The Color Morale, Chelsea Grin, Whitechapel, Vanna, Waka Flocka, Motionless In White, Gideon, Oceans Ate Alaska, Veil of Maya, In Hearts Wake & Cruel Hand.