For the 2017 installment of the Pop Goes Punk compilation, California rock group New Years Day tackled Kehlani's platinum selling song "Gangsta," which is taken from the Suicide Squad movie soundtrack. The band decided to pay tribute to the film with their music video for the tune. Released today, the visual was directed by Orie McGinness, who has worked with acts such as Oceano and Gideon. The latest Pop Goes Punk album, which peaked at number 12 on the Alternative Albums chart, is out right now via Fearless Records.
The band recently finished hitting the road with Halestorm and Starset on the Halloween Scream Tour, and they have one date with Marilyn Manson confirmed for 2018. The band's last studio album was 2015's Malevolence, which peaked at number nine on the Top Rock Albums chart, number eight on the Hard Rock Albums chart, and number seven on the Independent Albums chart. The release was pushed by the singles "Kill Or Be Killed," "I'm About to Break You," "Your Ghost," and the title track.
Tomorrow (Oct. 24), the group will be making a special appearance at the inaugural Loudwire Music Awards, which is taking place at The Novo in Los Angeles. Their tourmates Halestorm and Starset will be performing along with In This Moment, Avenged Sevenfold, and Power Trip. The ceremony will celebrate the best of metal and hard rock and honor legends Tony Iommi, Rob Halford, and Sammy Hagar.
There are still a handful of tickets left for the event here. Starting at 10 p.m. EST, AXS TV will air the ceremony live. The event will also be broadcast live through the Facebook pages of Loudwire, WWE and professional wrestlers Chris Jericho and The Miz. Before the event, a special Hard Rock & Heavy Metal Summit will take place at the nearby GRAMMY Museum. This summit is free for all ages, but they must head here to register. From noon to 4 p.m., a handful of panels will take place surrounding the future of the music industry. Panelists that are slated to appear include Steve Vai, Frank Bello, and Alex Skolnick.