The Foo Fighters have announced that their HBO series, “Sonic Highways,” will premiere on October 17th at 11:00 ET/PT. The series, which was announced several months ago, will document the band as they travel around the country, recording a song in several cities known for their musical communities.The band traveled to a total of 8 cities – Chicago, Austin, Nashville, Los Angeles, Seattle, New Orleans, Washington, DC and New York – and recorded at renowned studios in each location. Guests also joined them in the various studios, including Gary Clark Jr., Joe Walsh, and Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen.The first episode of the series will also feature the debut of a new song from the band’s 8th studio album, which, according to producer Butch Vig, has been completed. Vig tweeted the following last week: Dave Grohl, in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, commented about the process of recording this album, and the evolution of Foo Fighters: “The music is a progression or an evolution for sure, but it’s a Foo Fighters record… Honestly, there are sections of songs that will really take you by surprise. And then there are choruses that you’ll just recognize as Foo Fighters within the first three seconds.”No word on an official release date on the new studio album, but we imagine it will be released near the premiere of the series. We’ll be sure to update once we know more!-David Melamed (@DMelamz)
“Is there an amateur cycling event quite as renowned as L’Etape du Tour?” said Eric Min, Zwift CEO and Co-Founder. “The chance to experience one of the most beautiful, and challenging stages, of the Tour de France is why this has always been such a popular event and why it’s such an incredible occasion for any cyclist.“It’s a real challenge, but this is what makes it such a fantastic event to complete. We, at Zwift, are really excited to be able to support entrants in their training. Zwift is a fantastically convenient way to train, making it possible to ride more often than ever before. We want to deliver entrants to that start line in the best shape, so they can enjoy the experience as much as possible. I hope to catch some of you in the Group Workouts!” Yann Le Moenner, CEO of A.S.O added, “We are really excited to further broaden the reach of L’Etape du Tour with Zwift.“Zwift is a great way to train and helps bring together cyclists from all over the world. For those who cannot travel to L’Etape du Tour, the Zwift L’Etape du Tour rides will be a great way to experience the challenge of L’Etape du Tour from the comfort of your home.”The Zwift L’Etape du Tour training programs will commence later this year.Zwift is offered as non-contract, monthly subscription priced at US$14.99 / £12.99 / €14.99 per month. A seven-day free unlimited trial is automatically offered to all new account holders.www.zwift.comwww.letapedutour.com Related Zwift and A.S.O.’s L’Etape du Tour have today announced a partnership that will see Zwift become the Official Training Partner of L’Etape du Tour.For its 29th edition, next year on 21st July, L’Étape du Tour 2019 will be enjoying a foretaste of the route between Albertville and Val Thorens that will comprise the 20th stage on the Tour de France.The latets partnership will see Zwift deliver the official training plans for L’Etape du Tour 2019. The training plans will be developed by Zwift’s renowned coach Kevin Poulton, coach to Paris-Roubaix winner, Matthew Hayman.Bringing the training program to life will be the L’Etape du Tour Training Club, open to the first 30,000 members who enrol. Following a similar model to that used for Zwift’s Academy Program, the aim will be to create a training community of Zwifters who share the same goals, further aiding motivation to train.Those enrolled in the L’Etape du Tour Training Club will be able to track their progress and unlock unique in-game items as they advance helping keep motivation high, and ensuring they reach July in peak form.In addition to the structured workout plan, Zwift will also be hosting a series of Group Workouts. Group Workouts are unique to Zwift and enable participants to perform a structured workout session together in a group. All participants are kept together in a peloton by the game. Zwift notes that ‘No matter whether you have an FTP of 400 watts, or 200 watts, you’ll always have company… Studies have shown training in groups to be far more motivating than training alone.’Outside of the training plans, Zwift will also be hosting exclusive L’Etape du Tour rides in game. Ahead of L’Etape du Tour 2019, there will be select Zwift Ride to Win events with starting bibs for L’Etape up for grabs. During the summer, longer Zwift L’Etape du Tour rides will provide a challenge for those cyclists unable to attend the real-life event in July.
Dorian LPG, an owner and operator of modern Very Large Gas Carriers, said that it took delivery of the ECO VLGC Constitution from Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries.Constitution, Dorian LPG’s eight newbuilding delivery, will be operated in the Helios LPG Pool.Including the newly-delivered Constitution, Dorian LPG currently owns and operates 11 modern VLGCs and one pressurized LPG vessel. In addition, Dorian LPG has 11 ECO VLGC newbuildings under construction.
505 Games and Typhoon Studios have announced an expansion to Journey to the Savage Planet with the reveal of the Hot Garbage expansion. The expansion will debut on Xbox One and for PC from the Epic Games Store on Wednesday, 15th April priced at £7.99. The Hot Garbage expansion will also be available to PlayStation 4 players in the near future.Journey to the Savage Planet’s Hot Garbage expansion rockets players to a new alien planet named DL-C1. Players are tasked with investigating reports of strange spikes in pollutants at Kindred Aerospace’s (voted 4th Best in Space) new interstellar waterfront resort. Watch the Journey to the Savage Planet – Hot Garbage DLC trailer below:After discovering robotic representatives from Vyper Corp. (voted 2nd Best in Space) are using Kindred’s resort as a toxic waste dump, players will explore their way through more alien goo and report their findings back to corporate headquarters. Using the Kindred scanner to report their discoveries, players will unlock new upgrades to gear and abilities including lead boots for adventuring underwater, a specialized Kindred suit for traversing toxic areas, an unlimited stamina ability for endless sprinting and the power of flight (well, sort of).The Hot Garbage expansion also introduces Kronus, a trash talking piece of Vyper Corp. property with a single mission to berate players throughout their adventure. The new area of this weird and wonderful world also brings new flora and fauna, including a goofy variation of the bird-like Puffer and a fleet of ‘harmless’ Vyper Corp. cleaning and flying security bots. After a long day of dumpster diving, return to the Javelin habitat to view a selection of new commercials for the galaxy’s hottest products and services the future has to offer.Read our Journey to the Savage Planet review to see what we thought of the game. Xbox One players can find the game currently available via Xbox Game Pass. Check out the official website for more information.