July 25, 2024

February 27th – March 2nd 

2/27 Sepultura announce the departure of drummer Eloy Casagrande and name Greyson Nekrutman as his live replacement for the band’s upcoming farewell tour. Casagrande had been with the Sepultura since ’11.

2/27 Adema part ways with singer Ryan Shuck, who joined the group in ’19.

2/28 Avenged Sevenfold’s immersive interactive concert, created in collaboration with AmazeVR, is released on Apple Vision Pro and Meta Quest. 

3/1 “Half Black Heart,” the fifth studio album from New Years Day, drops. It features the previously released tracks “Half Black Heart,” “Vampyre,” “Hurts Like Hell,” “Secrets” and I Still Believe.”

3/1 Bruce Dickinson‘s “The Mandrake Project” arrives. It is the Iron Maiden frontman’s seventh solo album and his first since “Tyranny Of Souls“ in ’05.

3/1 Mercyful Fate bassist Becky Baldwin takes to social media to say she is battling prosopagnosia, a condition where the brain can’t recognize faces or facial expressions making it hard to recognize familiar faces, despite having normal vision. She joined Mercyful Fate in January.

3/2 Pearl Jam is #1 on Billboard’s Rock & Alternative Airplay chart for the first time with “Dark Matter.” The song, which earns 5.6 million airplay audience impressions in its second week on the survey, is the title track of the band’s 12th studio album.

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