August 19th Album Releases:
Five Finger Death Punch unleash their ninth album, “Afterlife.” “(The album) was hands down my favorite record to make,” according to FFDP guitarist Zoltan Bathory. “It was not planned as a concept album, but we were so hyper-focused on painting a complete picture, it somehow feels like one.” 2022
Soilwork issue their first studio album in three years, “Övergivenheten.” 2022
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Volbeat’s Michael Poulsen marries (8/20) longtime girlfriend Jeanet Carlsen. This is the second marriage for the singer-guitarist. 2022
Prosecutors decide (on 8/25) not to move forward with criminal charges against singer Michelle Branch after her alleged assault of husband Patrick Carney of The Black Keys. Earlier, the couple revealed their separation amid Branch’s claims that Carney had been unfaithful. She then filed for divorce. 2022
Pantera – surviving members Philip Anselmo (vocals) and Rex Brown (bass) along with Zakk Wylde (guitar) and Charlie Benante (drums) – have confirmed appearances at Knotfest Colombia, Knotfest Chile and Knotfest Brasil festivals in December. These performances are part of an upcoming world reunion tour. Wylde and Benante replace Dimebag Darrell and Vinnie Paul, both deceased.
Poison‘s Bret Michaels partnered with Uvalde Radio to provide free tickets to the band’s San Antonio “Stadium” show for the families of victims of the Robb Elementary School shooting in nearby Uvalde, TX. The Bret Michaels Life Rocks Foundation, Uvalde Radio and the City of Uvalde worked together to reach out to the families. 2022
NIghtwish announced the addition of bassist Jukka Koskinen as an official member of the band. Koskinen made his live debut with Nightwish in May ’21. 2022
Stryper postponed planned U.S. tour dates partly due to a tour bus and labor shortage. 2022
Evanescence’s breakthrough ‘03 hit “Bring Me To Life“ is #1 on the iTunes chart. The song initially reached # 5 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song’s video surpassed one billion views on YouTube earlier in the year.