News: The Latest News from the World of Bass
Swedish melodic death metal mainstays At The Gates have just dropped their latest studio album, entitled The Nightmare of Being. The album gave bassist and primary songwriter Jonas Björler plenty to work with.
After dropping their debut EP, “Doom”, in May of 2020, Doom Flamingo has released a companion EP called “Flamingo”. The band, founded by Umphrey’s McGee bassist Ryan Stasik, calls it the alter ego to its predecessor.
Jeff Lorber Fusion has returned with a new album called “Space-Time”. The trio, completed by drummer Gary Novak and bassist Jimmy Haslip, welcomes a variety of guests for the effort.
Lettuce has announced a 41-date trek they’ve dubbed the “Bring Back the Love Tour”. The shows will span from July 2nd through December 12th with the funk band traversing the United States.
Peter Hook has announced he’ll be auctioning off a huge portion of relics and memorabilia from his time in New Order. The auction, which will be held October 8th via Omega Auctions, will include over four hundred lots.
After 25 years in the band, Orange Goblin co-founder Martyn Millard will be stepping down from his place in the group. The split is amicable, the band and bassist each say in separate statements.
Korn is heading out on a summer tour starting July 16th, but Fieldy has announced he won’t be joining them. In a statement on Facebook, the bassist stated he’s taking time to heal.
ZZ Top has just announced a massive North American tour for 2021/22 that will mark the Texas trio’s first shows since February 2020. It will pick up where they left off – celebrating five decades of rock and roll.
Blink-182 bassist and singer Mark Hoppus has announced that he’s battling cancer, stating that he’s been undergoing chemotherapy for the past three months.
Between The Buried and Me have been forced to cancel their upcoming Canadian tour dates, but that won’t stop them from marching on this August and September. The band has added several new U.S. dates.
Judas Priest has announced the rescheduled dates for their previously postponed tour, which will help the band celebrate 50 years of heavy metal.
Foreigner is wasting no time in getting back on the road, now that venues are opening up. They’ve announced a massive 121-date tour that begins this week and will take them into the new year.