Former Of Mice & Men frontman Austin Carlile has been hospitalized recently due to a spinal fluid leak. You can check out what he posted on his Instagram regarding this incident below. The vocalist has been struggling with Marfan Syndrome, a genetic connective disorder, that led him to undergo countless surgeries in the past and have severely affected his involvement in music.
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak (have had multiple of them in the past) collecting in my head this time around. Pouches of the fluid are accumulating between my skull & skin leading to swelling in different areas each day. Discover, drain, patch, assessment, repeat. Where, what, why? Infection of said spinal fluid? Intro: intravenous wide spectrum antibiotics administered daily. Observe. More blood cultures, observe. Currently on day five of this, two hospitals, MRI's, CT scans, X-rays, EKG's, ultra sounds, blood work, etc. I'm at Stanford University Hospital with my specialists once again for further observation & testing. Was just here Friday for sleep/pain study but had to return when another hospital team couldn't help my unique case/situation. Another step. Another hurdle Marfan Syndrome throws in my way. Another day I get to kick it in the face & remind it that it doesn't own me, nor can it keep me down for good 🕊👊🏼
It is sad for us to report that Huntress frontwoman Jill Janus have passed away at age 43. Reports have indicated that the Janus, a person who has been battling with mental illness, have taken her own life. The band have posted a statement regarding this tragic news. You can check that out below.
It is with crushed hearts that we announce that Jill Janus—frontwoman for the California heavy metal band Huntress—passed away on Tuesday, August 14. A long-time sufferer of mental illness, she took her own life outside of Portland, Oregon. Janus spoke publicly about these challenges in hopes of guiding others to address and overcome their mental illness.
Janus was a truly special creative involved with numerous musical projects including her role as vocalist for female metal/hard rock cover bands TheStarbreakers and Chelsea Girls. In addition, Janus was co-composer and creator of an upcoming rock opera with Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s Angus Clark and had a decade-long career as NYC DJ Penelope Tuesdae. Her musical career began in childhood.
Beyond her accomplishments in the music world and her advocacy for mental health issues, she was a beautiful person passionate about her family, animal rescue and the world of natural medicine. She will be missed more than she could have ever known.
If you or someone you know might be at risk of suicide, Call 1-800-273-8255 to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. It provides free and confidential support 24 hours a day, seven days a week for people in suicidal crisis or distress.
Huntress guitarist Blake Meahl, who is also Janus’ boyfriend, have posted the following statement regarding his significant other’s passing.
I dont do much posting of things, and to post on something so personal and painful is extra strange but it feels necessary.
Jill Janus and i spent 9 years together creating a home, having a family and building our passion project Huntress. The devastation of knowing I will never see her again is the most gutting emotion i have ever experienced.
Baby, I hope you have found the peace that you couldn’t find on this planet. I miss you so much and will always carry a piece of you in my heart. See you on Aldebaran.
We here at Noise Barrage send out our condolences to her band, friends and family.
Azusa, the new band featuring Eleni Zafiriadou of Sea + Air, ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan bassist Liam Wilson, Extol‘s guitarist Christer Espevoll and drummer David Husvik,have premiered their new music video recently. You can check out the video for their song “Interstellar Islands” below. The song is from the band’s upcoming debut effort Heavy Yoke which is due out on November 16th via Solid State Records.
The band commented on the album:
This album is special for all of us and we’re currently feeling the same excited feelings we got before we debuted any of our previous efforts. We are really fortunate to have been able to create these songs together and to be able to share them with fans of our former and current bands, as well as new fans.
It has been such a relief crafting music without having any outside expectations placed on us. Turning to creative playfulness with a more relaxed and intuitive approach to songwriting, we feel that this collection of songs will hold a unique space in the atmosphere of heavy music.
Mushroomhead have premiered their new music video recently. You can check out the video for their song “Devils Be Damned” below. The video will be featured on the band’s new DVD Volume III which was released today, August 17th.
Drummer Steve “Skinny” Felton commented on the song in a recent interview with Ultimate Guitar:
Devils Be Damned’ [was filmed at] the Mansfield Prison [Ohio State Reformatory] which is also the prison where the movie The Shawshank Redemption was filmed. So there’s a cool backstory there. There’s a scene [in the video] where the little girl is crawling through the tunnel – that’s the same tunnel that Tim Robbins crawled through at the end of the movie – you know, the whole ‘Andy Dufresne – who crawled through a river of shit and came out clean on the other side.’ line – that’s the same tunnel she crawled through.
Turnstile have premiered their new music video recently. You can check out the music video for the band’s songs “Bomb” and “I Don’t Wanna Be Blind” below. The song is from the band’s latest album Time & Space.
The video was helmed by acclaimed skateboarder and photographer Atiba Jefferson with filmmaker Ty Evans serving as the video’s Director of Photography. Vocalist Brendan Yates commented on working with both directors:
Working with Atiba, Ty, and everyone involved was a dream come true for us. Everybody brought something unique to building the dynamic of the video. We wanted the flowers to be powerful.
Ingested have announcement that they are touring around the United States with Enterprise Earth and Bodysnatcher this Fall. Entitled “The Evisceratour,” it will also feature I Declare War, Aethere, and I Am on its bill. For the dates and venues of this tour, check it out below.
10/19 – Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s Sports Café (w/ I Declare War)
10/20 – Gallup, NM @ Wowie’s Event Center (w/ I Declare War)
10/21 – Mesa, AZ @ Club Red (w/ I Declare War)
10/22 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick (w/ I Declare War & Aethere)
10/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ 1720 (w/ I Declare War & Aethere)
10/25 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst (w/ Aethere)
10/27 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon (w/ Aethere)
10/30 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Loading Dock (w/ Aethere)
10/31 – Denver, CO @ The Roxy Theater (w/ Aethere)
11/1 – Wichita, KS @ Rock Island Live (w/ Aethere)
11/2 – Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room (w/ Aethere)
11/3 – Chicago, IL @ Reggies (w/ Aethere)
11/6 – Pittsburgh, PA – Cattivo (w/ I Am)
11/7 – Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall (w/ I Am)
11/8 – Waterford, NY – Chrome (w/ I Am)
11/9 – Hartford, CT – Webster Underground (w/ I Am)
11/10 – Brooklyn, NY – Kingsland (w/ I Am)
11/11 – Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge (w/ I Am)
11/13 – Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger (w/ I Am)
11/14 – Greenville, SC – The Firmament (w/ I Am)
11/15 – Tampa, FL – Crowbar (w/ I Am)
11/16 – Margate, FL – O’Malley’s (w/ I Am)
11/17 – Orlando, FL – Soundbar (w/ I Am)
11/18 – Acworth, GA – Connect Live (w/ I Am)
11/19 – New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa (w/ I Am)
11/20 – Houston, TX @ Houston Underground
11/21 – Austin, TX @ Come and Take It Live (feat. I Am)
11/23 – Dallas, TX @ 2513 Deep Ellum
New York hardcore legends Sick Of It All have announced that they are releasing their new album Wake The Sleeping Dragon on November 2nd. The band have also shared the cover art for the album. You can check out what the band posted on their social media regarding his announcement.
Beartooth have premiered their new song recently. You can check out the stream for their song “You Never Know” below. The song is from the band’s upcoming new album Disease which is due out on September 28th via Red Bull Records.
Vocalist Caleb Shomo commented on the song:
‘You Never Know‘ is a song that I wrote with Drew Fulk – aka WZRD BLD. It was the first song we wrote together, we wrote it about 40 minutes.
We just went and got coffee and talked about things going on in our lives and our mental states at the time and just sort of came to a common ground and the song just rolled out from there! It’s a jammer – play it loud!