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Saturday, November 17, 2012

"TURN THE PAGE" (News & Tour Updates - 11/16/2012 Edition) LIVE From Radio City Music Hall!

The concept behind "Turn The Page" is very simple, we want to bring you guys the most relevant up to date Heavy Music news and tour information in a video format. While we select what we believe is the most important information and post it here on a daily basis, keep in mind that our main platform (www.HornsUpRocks.com) is the place where you can get the majority of the information you need.

Without further due, here is the tenth installment of "TURN THE PAGE", this is the 11/16/2012 edition. Filmed right outside Radio City Music Hall in New York City! We hope you enjoy it!

Full details on the news stories and tours mentioned on the video above, can be seen on our archive (located on the right hand side column) ----------------------------------------------------------->

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Friday, November 16, 2012

CONVERGE, PIG DESTROYER, MUNICIPAL WASTE & More To Headline DECIBEL's 100th Issue Celebration Show!

Headbangers! The great people from DECIBEL Magazine have a message for you:

After much fevered online speculation, we're finally ready to announce the headliner of Decibel's highly-anticipated 100th Issue Celebration Show! Four-time cover stars, Hall of Fame inductees for 2001 classic Jane Doe and constant presence in our Top 40 Albums of the Year feature any time they release an album, the mighty Converge will join Pig Destroyer, Municipal Waste, Repulsion, Tombs and Evoken at Philadelphia's Union Transfer for this incredible one-off show on January 19.

Tickets for the 100th Issue Celebration Show are going fast, but for now are still available HERE, cheap, fast and easy. Remember that every attendee will receive a free, exclusive  Pig Destroyer flexi disc, which will not appear in the magazine.

Related links:
Decibel Magazine

ROBB FLYNN: "No More 3 Nuts" Surgery Diary!

As previously reported, MACHINE HEAD's General Robb Flynn underwent emergency surgery on Wednesday, November 14th in Minneapolis, Michigan. Flynn had planned to go under the knife in January after completing the tour - with DETHKLOK, ALL THAT REMAINS and THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER - as he had been playing through the pain of a double inguinal hernia since the tour started in October. He had hoped to continue the tour despite extreme discomfort, but it became too difficult to continue on. Machine Head will rejoin the tour in Portland, OR.

Below you can watch Flynn's "No More 3 Nuts" surgery diary. ENJOY!

Earlier this week, MACHINE HEAD released 'Machine Fucking Head Live' via Roadrunner Records (Pick it up HERE!). It's Machine Head's second live effort; 'Hellalive' was released in 2003. Nine years have passed and Machine Head still slay and administer a "Bay Area Beatdown" in the live realm. Full details HERE!

Related links:
MACHINE HEAD's Official Site

Thursday, November 15, 2012

SKATEBOARD MKTG's Munsey Ricci & FREYA's Karl Buechner Discuss CMJ Showcase & More!

On October 18th, Skateboard Marketing Ltd, ReverbNation and Horns Up Rocks teamed up and hosted a CMJ convention showcase at Webster Hall in New York City. The event featured a surprise acoustic set by Geoff Tate (ex-Queensrÿche) and performances by KILLCODE, FREYA and SLAM ONE DOWN.

Right after the event was done, we had the chance to chat with Munsey Ricci (Skateboard Marketing Ltd) and Karl Buechner (FREYA & EARTH CRISIS) about the 21st anniversary of Skateboard Marketing Ltd, the showcase itself, and music in general. We also discussed animal rights, straightedge life, the future of FREYA and of course, EARTH CRISIS. Without further due, here is out interview with Munsey and Karl. Enjoy!

Related links:
KILLCODE on ReverbNation
Freya on ReverbNation
Slam One Down on ReverbNation

KILL DEVIL HILL's North American Tour Begins Tonight; NEW Lyric Video Available Now!

the supergroup featuring acclaimed drummer Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Heaven and Hell, Dio) and bassist Rex Brown, (Pantera, Down) guitarist Mark Zavon and lead vocalist Dewey Bragg are hitting the road again in support of their self-titled debut album which was released earlier this year via Steamhammer/SPV. The tour kicks off tonight in Oklahoma City and runs through December 1st in Fresno, CA. This run will find the band playing headline shows as well as supporting shock rock icon Alice Cooper. A complete list of dates can be found below.

KILL DEVIL HILL has created a series of lyric videos for selected songs from their debut, each video also features commentary from band members on that particular song. Today RevolverMag.com the online home of Revolver Magazine is premiering the video for the song "Voodoo Doll". Check it out below (courtesy of Revolver). The video for the track "Hangman" is streaming HERE, and the video for "War Machine" can be viewed HERE.

VIP Packages will be available for all HEADLINING shows.  VIP Packages include an opportunity to meet the band, attend sound check and receive exclusive merchandise.  Info on VIP Packages can be found at www.killdevilhillmusic.com/VIPPackages.

Check out KILL DEVIL HILL's video for the song "Strange"

KILL DEVIL HILL's self-titled debut is available on Amazon and iTunes.


- 11/15: Oklahoma City, OK @ The Chameleon Room       
- 11/16: Dallas, TX @ Boiler Room  
- 11/17: Houston, TX @ Concert Pub North 
- 11/23: Denver, CO @ The Paramount Theater*
- 11/24: Salt Lake City, UT @ Bar Deluxe
- 11/25: Reno, NV @ The Grand Sierra Theater*
- 11/27: San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield Theater*
- 11/28: Bakersfield, CA @ Elements Venue
- 11/29: Los Angeles, CA @ The Orpheum Theater*
- 11/30: Las Vegas, NV @ The Pearl Theater*
- 12/01: Fresno, CA @ Babylon          

*Denotes Show With Alice Cooper

Related links:
Kill Devil Hill
Kill Devil Hill on Facebook  

TESTAMENT Conquers Award For "Best Music Video" At The American Indian Film Festival!

Bay Area Thrash Metal legends TESTAMENT, recently took home the award for “best music video” at the American Indian Film Festival for their clip for the track “Native Blood!” The song, whose lyrics are about vocalist Chuck Billy’s Native American heritage, was filmed at the Hopland Indian Reservation in Hopland, CA. The clip was directed by Mike Sloat (MACHINE HEAD, STAIND).

“I am very happy to have our video recognized,” commented Billy, “but the award and praise goes to Mike Sloat for making my vision come to life and convey such a powerful message. Mike Sloat we salute you.”

The American Indian Film Festival recognizes outstanding Indian cinematic accomplishments from Native media makers and talent. The Festival also provides an opportunity for filmmakers, tribes, media and public audiences to come together and share in the creative experience and celebrate cinematic accomplishment. For more information visit http://aifisf.com.

TESTAMENT scanned 20,720 copies of their new album 'Dark Roots of Earth' in its first week of sales in the United States according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album debuted at No. 12 on the US Billboard Top 200 chart, making it their highest first week sales since the inception of SoundScan. This also marks the highest first week sales for a Nuclear Blast artist yet! The 'Dark Roots of Earth' is definitely a contender for album of the year!

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RESOLUTION 15 Announce CD Release Show With CAR BOMB & BANGLADEAFY + Listening Party At Duff's!

Our good friends from RESOLUTION 15 have a bunch of awesome announcements! Not only will they be releasing a brand NEW full-length album entitled 'Svaha' on January 15th, but they will also be performing at the Studio at Webster Hall on Sartuday, December 29th with none other than CAR BOMB and BANGLADEAFY!

Additionally, Horns Up Rocks will be hosting a CD listening party a week before the show (December 22) at Duffs Brooklyn. Here is what the bands vocalist, Nick Serr, had to say about the exciting times that lie ahead for RESOLUTION 15, the Kings of Violin Metal!

"We here at the RESOLUTION 15 camp are very excited to announce that after many months of hard work and preparation, as well as some recent line-up changes, we will be returning to the stage on Saturday, December 29th at the Studio at Webster Hall in New York City along with our good friends Car Bomb and Bangladeafy. Fans will have an exclusive opportunity to purchase our NEW full-length record “Svaha” before it is released to the general public on January 15th. 

"We will be joined onstage for the first time by our new bassist Mike Bendy, as well as a few special surprise guests.
"Additionally, we’re throwing a free listening party at our favorite hangout, Duffs in Brooklyn, hosted by Jö Schüftan of Horns Up Rocks, on Saturday, December 22nd. We’ll be playing the NEW record in its entirety, as well as giving away copies of our newest single “The Current.”
"We are extremely psyched for our return, and can’t wait to give back to all of our fans, friends and family.  None of this would be possible without their continued love and support."

See you there headbangers!

RSVP HERE for the listening party at Duffs!

Related links:
The Svaha Sessions on Bandcamp
Resolution 15
Resolution 15 on Facebook
Resolution 15 on Twitter

SEVENDUST Breaks The Silence & Announce Their NEW Album Title!

As previously reported, Atlanta, Georgia's SEVENDUST has completed production of their ninth studio album. The CD was recorded at Architekt Music studios in Butler, New Jersey with engineer Mike Ferretti. Today, the band has announced that their NEW studio album is called "Black Out The Sun" and they plan to release it in April of 2013. The CD was recorded at Architekt Music studios in Butler, New Jersey with engineer Mike Ferretti. Here is what guitarist Clint Lowery told "Source Of The Sound With Wendy Campbell" about the bands NEW album:

"It's a basic SEVENDUST record. There's nothing, like, too completely different than anything we've done before. It's got a darker vibe to it. We've got a good amount of the programming element in there. It's a lot of what we do — it's heavy and it's got its melodic element in it. So if you're a SEVENDUST fan, it's more along the lines of the second and third records we did — it's kind of like that. It's got a couple of throwback vibes to it. 'Animosity' [2002] and 'Home' [1999], if I can put those two records together, it would [sound similar to the new CD]."

Lowery has also announced that SEVENDUST might be joining forces with LACUNA COIL and COAL CHAMBER in 2013!

SEVENDUST 2012 is:

- Lajon Witherspoon
- John Connolly
- Clint Lowery
- Vince Hornsby
- Morgan Rose

Via Blabbermouth

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WATAIN Inks Worldwide Deal With Century Media Records - Official Statement Available!

Century Media Records is proud to welcome Swedish Black Metal extremists WATAIN to its worldwide family. Legitimately labeled as genre leaders, deservedly awarded with a Swedish Grammy, playing the world's biggest stages and touring the globe constantly while reaching numerous top positions in the annual reader's polls, WATAIN have worked hard and achieved a lot over the past years despite successfully ignoring any kind of conformity and concession to the Metal mainstream. Unrivaled in their unwillingness to compromise and clear artistic vision, WATAIN are most befittingly described with the title of BATHORY's third opus - "Blood Fire Death", a fact they never fail to underline with their infamous live shows: The stench of rotting animal cadavers, the inferno of candelabras and torches, chalices of blood, darkness and death - WATAIN are a full scale attack on all sensory organs. In days of toothless, sterile, family-friendly Metal they embody danger and dread and are rewarded with a maximum of support and appreciation.

WATAIN comments:

"We are writing this from a magical place of desolation and desert-like vastness, where wondrous things are at this very moment taking place. Things that will come to colour our world as well as yours in the strangest hues for many years to come. We are entering this new chapter of WATAIN with a will and confidence to make it the most diverse and rememberable so far. And with the things that we have in mind for the future, it looks like it will be just so. Just wait and see, f***ers! Loud and terrible shall the trumpets of Devils sound..."

"Century Media is massively excited to work with WATAIN. This band has it all: charisma, the firm will to conquer the world, and an authenticity you rarely find these days. Mixed with their creativity and musical impact - this band will make it to the top. They are a healthy slap in the face for any Metal Bourgeois. We are ready to kill for them!" says Antje Lange, General Manager Century Media Europe

"I am very proud and excited to welcome WATAIN to the Century Media family. There are few bands that remind me of when I first discovered metal as a teenager that could give me the same feeling of extreme release and evil such as SLAYER, VENOM and MERCYFUL FATE did. WATAIN is one of those rare bands and I look forward to being a part of their growing career and helping today's future metalhead find their way!" adds Don Robertson, President Century Media USA.

Formed back in 1998, the first two albums 'Rabid Death's Curse' (2000) and 'Casus Luciferi' (2003) established the band firmly within the underground scene whereas 'Sworn To The Dark' (2007) and especially 'Lawless Darkness' (2010) helped them conquer a wider audience making them one of the most talked about acts in recent years. Musically rooted in classic Black Metal inspired by the likes of VENOM, HELLHAMMER, BATHORY, MAYHEM, DISSECTION as well as the grandeur of old IRON MAIDEN, METALLICA, RAINBOW, it is the larger-than-life aesthetics and total dedication to their art that elevates WATAIN beyond almost any other extreme metal band out there. WATAIN is satanic metal at its most frightening and fascinating.

After celebrating their 13th anniversary with the release of the DVD/double live album 'Opus Diaboli' (2012) under the band's own imprint His Master's Noise, followed by an US tour with BEHEMOTH, THE DEVIL'S BLOOD and IN SOLITUDE earlier this year plus celebrated shows at Wacken and Bloodstock Open Air, 2013 will see the release of WATAIN's much anticipated fifth studio album via His Master's Noise in collaboration with Century Media Records. Beware!

Related links:
Century Media Records

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE's Tom Morello Discusses 20th Anniversary Celebratory CD/DVD!

Recently, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE bassists Tim Commerford teased the bands fans about some NEW music by one of the best bands of the nineties. Well, the bands guitarist Tom Morello has told Billboard that the bands has "no plans beyond" the Nov. 27 release of "Rage Against The Machine -- XX," a two-CD/two-DVD set commemorating the 20th anniversary of the band's landmark first album.

Here is what he had to say about the bands celebratory CD/DVD release:

"We're really psyched to be putting this out for the fans," Morello says. "We are blessed with having perhaps the most passionate fans to ever listen to a bootlegged recording or mosh at a show, so I want to really give them a motherlode of Rage Against The Machine history, past and present."

The "XX" set includes:

- The original album with three live track B-sides.
- RATM's original demo tape that includes the unreleased songs "Darkness of Greed" and "Clear the Lane."
- The DVDs include the group's June 6, 2010 performance in London's Finbury Park, music videos, live footage from 1992, 1993, 1996 and 1997.
- A homemade video if RATM's first public performance on Oct. 23, 1991 in North Ridge, Calif. Public Enemy's Chuck D wrote liner notes for the set.

"It doesn't feel like 20 years, but at the same time it's sobering that it is," Morello says. "There's no crystal ball that we could've looked into when we were writing these songs in 1991 that would have told us we'd be talking about this record over two decades later. And I will say that 20 years later we're able to take pride in the fact that in the history of rock music there has never been a more popular band with as radical politics as Rage Against The Machine, nor has there been a band with more radical politics than Rage Against The Machine that has been as popular. That is the lasting testament to the first shot fired by this album and how it continues to resonate with rebels around the world."

RATM has been inactive since performing at the LA Rising festival during July of 2011 in Los Angeles. Frontman Zack de la Rocha had previously indicated the group would make another album, its first since "Renegades" in 2000, while Commerford told TMZ during October that the band was "maybe" working on a NEW album. Meanwhile, Morello, who released his most  -- who released his latest album as The Nightwatchman, "World Wide Rebel Songs," in 2011 -- wouldn't say yet whether the group would consider similar anniversary treatments for its other three albums.

"One at a time, man!" he says with a laugh. "The good news is that we've got time to think about it. I think the next one ('Evil Empire') came out in '96, so there's four years to decide on that." But, he adds, there's a scarcity of possible bonus content. "There have been a lot of shows recorded professionally, but there are not unreleased songs," he notes.

Via Billboard

Related links:
Rage Against The Machine

TURISAS: North American Tour With FIREWIND & STOLEN BABIES Announced - Full Itinerary Available!

After successfully headlining the North American "PaganFest" tour this past Spring, battle Metallers TURISAS will once again return to the States in February/March 2013 for a headlining tour featuring FIREWIND and STOLEN BABIES as special guests! In regards to the trek, the band comments: "Back to America straight out of the studio! We've spent the last six months off the road writing some NEW killer tunes and are just about to start recording them as we speak. The great memories from our previous tour last spring is making us even more excited to hit the road again after this long break. We're coming up with NEW cool and crazy ideas for this tour, and who knows, maybe we'll even try out and premiere some completely unreleased NEW material. One thing is certain, after 9 months off the road there will be some serious energy to be released on stage! Serve us your weakest piss-light beer! We'll take it! America here we come!" 

Hailing from Finland, TURISAS is currently finishing work on their latest studio album, which they are looking to release in summer 2013. See below for a list of tour dates (with more to be announced soon!).

"Guards of Glory - North American Tour 2013" feat. TURISAS with special guests FIREWIND, STOLEN BABIES (presented by REVOLVER):

- Sat/Feb-02: Jacksonville, FL at Roc Bar
- Sun/Feb-03: Atlanta, GA at The Masquerade - Downstairs
- Tue/Feb-05: Richmond, VA at Empire
- Wed/Feb-06: New York, NY at Gramercy Theatre
- Thu/Feb-07: Worcester, MA at The Palladium - Upstairs
- Fri/Feb-08: Montreal, QC at Les Foufounes Électriques
- Sat/Feb-09: Toronto, ON at The Mod Club
- Sun/Feb-10: Chicago, IL at Bottom Lounge
- Mon/Feb-11: Cleveland, OH at Peabody's Downunder
- Wed/Feb-13: Minneapolis, MN at Mill City Nights
- Fri/Feb-15: Denver, CO at Marquis Theatre
- Sat/Feb-16: Salt Lake City, UT at In the Venue
- Mon/Feb-18: Seattle, WA at Studio Seven
- Tue/Feb-19: Vancouver, BC at Biltmore Cabaret
- Wed/Feb-20: Portland, OR at Branx
- Thu/Feb-21: Oakland, CA at Oakland Metro OperaHouse
- Fri/Feb-22: West Hollywood, CA at Key Club*
- Sat/Feb-23: Santa Ana, CA at The Constellation Room*
- Mon/Feb-25: Tempe, AZ at 910 Live*
- Thu/Feb-28: Dallas, TX at Door*
- Fri/Mar-01: San Antonio, TX at White Rabbit*
- Sat/Mar-02: Houston, TX at Warehouse Live
- Mon/Mar-04: Orlando, FL at The Social*
- Tue/Mar-05: Ft. Lauderdale, FL at Culture Room*
- Wed/Mar-06: Tampa, FL at State Theatre*


A special VIP Meet & Greet package is available for all the shows. For full details, please see http://turisas.myshopify.com/

Fans can also see TURISAS before their "Guards of Glory - North American Tour 2013" on the heavy metal cruise, 70,000 Tons Of Metal, which kicks off on January 28th in Florida. For more information about 70,000 Tons Of Metal, please visit: http://70000tons.com/

In addition to previewing material from their upcoming release, TURISAS will be touring in support of their latest release, Stand Up And Fight, which is available for purchase at CM Distro HERE and at iTunes HERE.  

Related links:
Official Site of Turisas
Turisas on MySpace
Turisas on Facebook
Turisas on Twitter

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

IMPENDING DOOM Announce The "Chaos Reborn Tour" - Full Agenda Available!

It has been announced that California Metal titans IMPENDING DOOM have announced THE CHAOS REBORN TOUR running this winter in continuous support of their hard hitting record, "Baptized In Filth." Support will come from THICK AS BLOOD, FIT FOR A KING, THE BROWNING, HEARTS & HANDS and label mates THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE. Here is the official tour poster with all the details:

As previously reported, IMPENDING DOOM debuted a brand NEW music video for their single "Deceiver" earlier this year. Watch it HERE!

Related links:
Impending Doom on Facebook
Impending Doom on Twitter

SCAR SYMMETRY Cancel North American Tour - Official Statement Available!

Swedish progressive melodic Death Metal icons, SCAR SYMMETRY, have been forced to cancel their upcoming North American tour that was scheduled to take place this November/December. The band has issued the following statement:

“North Americans can we have your attention please! It is with deep regret that we bring you these news: due to unforeseen problems securing our US work visas in time, our North American headlining tour will have to be cancelled. The waiting time for a visa interview appointment was several weeks longer than what we've experienced before. Our sincere apologies to THREAT SIGNAL, STEALING AXION, LORD OF WAR and KINGS FIELD - you guys rule and we do hope for the opportunity to share a stage with you sometime in a not-to-distant future instead!

"To our fans, we will work our asses off to make this up to you! Expect to see SCAR SYMMETRY back in North America in 2013 - back with a vengeance!"

SCAR SYMMETRY’s latest album 'The Unseen Empire' was released on May 17th 2011via Nuclear Blast. View this video of drummer/lyricist Henrik Ohlsson explaining the lyrical concept of the album, which deals with conspiracy theories/illuminati themes, here:

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Scar Symmetry on Facebook
Scar Symmetry on MySpace
Scar Symmetry on Twitter

QUEENSRŸCHE: Video Teaser Released Of First Recording With Todd La Torre On Vocals

This past June, QUEENSRŸCHE's Michael Wilton, Eddie Jackson, Scott Rockenfield and Parker Lundgren announced that they were parting ways with singer Geoff Tate and recruiting powerhouse vocalist Todd La Torre of CRIMSON GLORY (More info HERE).

Today, the band has unleashed a video teaser of their first recording with La Torre on vocals. Check it out here:

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WSOU 89.5 FM: Radio-Thon Announced In Order To Collect Donations For Hurricane Sandy Relief!

As we all know, New Jersey was heavily hit by Hurricane Sandy. Yesterday we announced that the Starland Ballroom will be shut down until Spring of 2013 due to the amount of damage that the venue suffered (details HERE). Thankfully, the people of New Jersey are coming together and helping each other out.

Joining the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts is 89.5FM WSOU, who will be hosting a radio-thon in order to collect donations. The radio-thon will take place on Friday, November 30th. It will kick off at 6AM and will run until midnight. They will be DJing regular rotation music and will be taking breaks to ask for donations. Listeners will be able to call up and pledge various amounts of money. If a listener pledges $25+, he/she will be mailed a WSOU prize pack (contains WSOU stickers, pens, bottle openers and a random CD). If the pledge amount is $50+ the listener will receive a special Hurricane Sandy relief t-shift they are making specifically for the occasion and the prize pack as well.

If the donation is $100+ the listener will receive a WSOU Hoodie, the shirt, and the prize pack. They will also be running raffles all day. Raffle tickets can be purchased separately at $25 each. Some of the prizes being raffled are a signed Slipknot poster (includes Paul Gray), a 3 Inches of Blood snowboard and a framed drum head signed by all members of Five Finger Death Punch. There are also many other signed pieces of memorabilia to be given away. Their goal is to raise $8950 by the end of the day. They will also have a slew of guest DJs throughout the day.

Save the date: Friday, November 30th on WSOU 89.5 FM!

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The End Of Roadrunner Records? Label President For 12 Years Steps Down - Open Letter Available!

This just in, Jonas Nachsin, president of Roadrunner Records for over 10 years has stepped down from this job title. Nachsin announced that he is leaving the label after working there for over 20 years. There is no word yet as far as who will replace him, but according to Billboard.biz the new leadership should be announced withing days.

Here is Nachsin's exit letter to his staff, courtesy of Billboard:

"I am so proud of what we have accomplished to showcase Roadrunner as not only a 'record company' but as a lifestyle and cultural beacon for fans around the globe," Nachsin wrote. "The chemistry of groundbreaking artists worked by a world-class group of truly committed employees has made Roadrunner a name with no equal over the years. That will continue." He closed by thanking "the great team here much success as they move forward into a new chapter for Roadrunner."

His memo was followed by one from Atlantic co-chairmen Craig Kallman and Julie Greenwald, thanking him for his substantial contributions and years of dedication.

"For two decades, Jonas has been a passionate champion of Roadrunner's incredible roster of artists and helped forge the unique identity of one of the world's great labels," the memo reads in part. "Everyone who has worked with Jonas -- including artists, managers, the Roadrunner team and the wider Warner Music family -- have all been touched by his commitment and leadership. He has been instrumental in the careers of so many extraordinary artists, from superstars including Nickelback and Slipknot to breaking talents Young the Giant and Stone Sour. We will all miss Jonas and wish him the best in his next endeavor."

Roadrunner is expected to continue as a Hard Rock brand, but now the question is who will have the stewardship of the label. Read more HERE!

As previously reported, ROADRUNNER RECORDS has closed their UK and Canadian offices. Apparently, their German office will face the same destiny. Regarding their U.S. team, some of their top staff members have been dismissed but the U.S. office will remain open. One of the RR workers who we was let go was Monte Conner, the companies Senior Vice President of A&R. A man who single handily shaped the sound of 90's Heavy Music.

Related links:
Roadrunner Records

ARCH ENEMY Add 2nd Mexico City Show; Band To Perform 'Wages Of Sin' In Its Entirety!

As previously reported, ARCH ENEMY's badass vocalist Angela Gossow has announced that the band will be taking a temporary hiatus. Read her statement HERE!

Due to popular demand, ARCH ENEMY have added a second show in Mexico City. They have also announced that they will be performing their epic album 'Wages Of Sin' in its entirety. Here is the bands statement:

"We are celebrating the 10th year anniversary of our 'Wages Of Sin' album in 2012 – a defining release in the history of Arch Enemy as you might know...

"We have decided to dedicate the last Arch Enemy concert of 2012 to this album and our Mexican fans and play it in its entirety (plus an encore of rare Arch Enemy songs). If you are anywhere near Mexico City on December 6th - don't miss out on this truly unique event which will not be repeated! Be there and become a part of Arch Enemy's history!"

ARCH ENEMY Latin American Tour:

- 21/11/12: Teatro Caupolican, Santiago in Chile
- 23/11/12: Teatro Flores, Buenos Aires in Argentina
- 25/11/12: Carioca Club, Sao Paulo in Brazil
- 27/11/12: Club Platense, Montevideo in Uruguay
- 29/11/12: Centro De Convenciones Scencia De La Molina, Lima in Peru
- 01/12/12: Club Peppers, San José in Costa Rica
- 04/12/12: Circo Volador, Mexico City in Mexico
- 06/14/12: Circo Volador, Mexico City in Mexico

Related links:
Arch Enemy's Official Site

STONE SOUR Premiere Music Video For "Absolute Zero"!

As previously announced, STONE SOUR recently released their NEW album entitled 'House Of Gold & Bones - Part 1' via Roadrunner Records. Today, you can feed your eyes the bands NEW music video from the band that Corey Taylor and Jim Root created before joining SLIPKNOT, thanks to Rolling Stone. Click HERE to watch STONE SOUR's "Absolute Zero"

Corey Taylor told RollingStone.com" "It all comes down to how much time the record label wants to give between albums, basically. Even with the time constraints we had, we basically recorded two albums in the time it takes to record one. So we were doing double-duty every day. I was tracking two songs vocally a day just to keep us on a deadline and it really pushed us to strive for excellence." More info on 'House Of Gold & Bones - Part 1' HERE!

Upcoming Stone Sour tour dates:

Sun 25th Nov – PARIS, FR– Bataclan
Mon 26th Nov – MILAN, IT – Alcatraz (with special guests Papa Roach)
Thu 29th Nov – LUDWIGSBURG, DE – Arena (with special guests Papa Roach)
Fri 30th Nov – VIENNA, AU – Gasometer (with special guests Papa Roach)
Sun 2nd Dec – MUNICH, DE – Zenith (with special guests Papa Roach)
Mon 3rd Dec – OFFENBACH, DE – Stadthalle (with special guests Papa Roach)
Tue 4th Dec – BERLIN, DE – Huxleys (with special guests Papa Roach)
Thu 6th Dec – OBERHAUSEN, DE – Turbinenhalle (with special guests Papa Roach)
Fri 7th Dec – AMSTERDAM, NE – Melkweg (with special guests Papa Roach)
Sat 8th Dec – TORHOUT, BE – De Mast (with special guests Papa Roach)
Mon 10th Dec – LONDON, UK – O2 Brixton Academy (with special guests Papa Roach)
Mon 11th Dec – LONDON, UK – O2 Brixton Academy (with special guests Papa Roach)
Thu 13th Dec – MANCHESTER, UK – Apollo
Fri 14th Dec – WOLVERHAMPTON, UK – Civic Hall
Sat 15th Dec – BOURNEMOUTH, UK – O2 Academy
Mon 17th Dec – COPENHAGEN, DK – Vega
Tue 18th Dec – OSLO, NO – Rockefeller
Wed 19th Dec – STOCKHOLM, SE – Annexet
Sat February 23, 2013 – BRISBANE, AUS (Soundwave)
Sun February 24 – SYDNEY, AUS (Soundwave)
Fri March 1 – MELBOURNE, AUS (Soundwave)
Sat March 2 – ADELAIDE, AUS (Soundwave)
Mon March 4 – PERTH, AUS (Soundwave)

Related links:
Stone Sour's Official Site
Stone Sour on Facebook
Stone Sour on MySpace

MACHINE HEAD's Robb Flynn Undergoes Surgery; Gets Blasted With "3 Nut" Jokes & Comments!

As you read this, MACHINE HEAD's General Robb Flynn is undergoing emergency surgery. Flynn had planned to go under the knife in January after completing the tour as he has been playing through the pain of a double inguinal hernia since the tour started in October. He had hoped to continue the tour despite extreme discomfort, but it's become too difficult to continue on. Flynn will undergo surgery tomorrow, Wednesday, November 14 in Minneapolis before returning home to California to recover, rest and recuperate. Machine Head will rejoin the tour in Portland, OR.
Below is Flynn’s statement about his health and the tour.

"I've been toughing out an inguinal hernia below my waistline since June of last year, and a few months ago got a second hernia in my nuts. What basically happens is my guts drop into my nuts, and it looks like I have a third testicle (man, I can hear the jokes already!) It hasn't been that painful, and I've gone to the doctor a few times to take care of it, but he said after surgery I probably couldn't sing for a few weeks, and since that wasn't going to happen, I scheduled it for January when I had a break.

"Unfortunately, after the last few shows, my guts have been very swollen and hard to push back in. Yesterday, the pain was excruciating and I went to the emergency room last night. They said that I need surgery.

"I will be doing my damnedest to rejoin the tour in a couple weeks. Thanks to all the fans, bands, and crew for understanding. I'm determined to see you all soon and finish what has been a great freakin tour!"

Now, here are the "3 Nut" jokes and comments we compiled via Flynn's Twitter. Follow him HERE:
: You got this, Robb. Just think how nice it'll feel to only have two balls again.
  I always thought u must have multiple balls anyway to sing like that. :)

: Best wishes to my metal brother and his extraordinary TRIPLE GONAD ATTACK. Get well soon, buddy.

: What do you call a Russian man with 3 testicles? Who-ja-knick-a-bollock-off.

: Sounds like you and 3 ball Burt have something in common. Glad you'll make LA.

: Be honest Robb, your really being fitted for a wheelbarrow to carry them round in. There's no shame in it admitting it."

: In Fubar2, had his nuts removed & could sing really high. You got an extra nut... How low can u sing now man!!??

: Your balls must look like they got hit by a Ten Ton Hammer! I bet they turned blue to gray.

: You should go out on a date with the 3 tittied chick from Total Recall, at least you have something in common.

: Robb's gonna need the Harlem Globetrotters to put those balls in his underwear basket.

: Robb Flynn can now teabag like no other

: there is a tale of mythological proportions that rocked so hard his body spontaneously created a 3rd testicle

: Hope you're not balls deep in a bad situation for long! Hope you're sorted soon lad!

 : E.T. Eddie Torres... The extra testicle!

: And that be the tale of Three Balled Flynn, a man so metal, he has not two, but three :P
: That's three more balls than anyone at Disney. Cheers to a speedy recovery! 

"Thanks for all he well wishes to my balls, you guys are nuts (no pun intended)!" - Robb Flynn
Earlier this week, MACHINE HEAD released 'Machine Fucking Head Live' via Roadrunner Records (Pick it up HERE!). It's Machine Head's second live effort; 'Hellalive' was released in 2003. Nine years have passed and Machine Head still slay and administer a "Bay Area Beatdown" in the live realm. Full details HERE!

Related links:
MACHINE HEAD's Official Site

HATEBREED: Lyric Video For NEW Song "To The Torch" Ready For You To Crank!

As previously announced, HATEBREED have completed work on their NEW studio album, 'The Divinity Of Purpose', which will be released in January 23, 2013 on Razor & Tie in North America/Canada and on January 25, 2013 Nuclear Blast in Europe and various additional international territories. Entitled 'The Divinity Of Purpose', this will be the band’s 6th official album to date, and the follow up to HATEBREED’s self-titled album and also their covers album, 'For The Lions' (both released in 2009).

'The Divinity Of Purpose' was co-produced by HATEBREED, Chris "Zeuss" Harris (SUICIDE SILENCE, ALL THAT REMAINS, SHADOWS FALL) and Josh Wilbur (LAMB OF GOD, AVENGED SEVENFOLD), with Wilbur also handling mixing duties. The cover artwork was created and illustrated by Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, ATHEIST, SIGH, ANACRUSIS, GWAR) and can be seen below.

'The Divinity Of Purpose' will be supported by extensive global touring that will stretch well into 2014.

Here is the premiere of the lyric video for "To The Torch", a brand NEW HATEBREED song:

HATEBREED is currently on tour with Lamb of God, In Flames and Sylosis. In January 2013, HATEBREED will also headline the EMP presents Persistence Tour 2013 in Europe (all tour dates below).

- Wed/Nov-14: Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater         
- Fri/Nov-16: New York, NY @ Roseland
- Sat/Nov-17: Silver Spring, MD @ Fillmore                     
- Mon/Nov-19: Orlando, FL @ House of Blues


- 12/26: New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place
- 12/27: Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance

HATEBREED will be headlining the EMP presents Persistence Tour 2013 in Europe in January 2013. For more information, check out www.persistencetour.de.


- Jan-10: Berlin @ Astra (Germany)
- Jan-11: Lint @ Eurocam Media Center (Belgium)
- Jan-12: Oberhausen @ Turbinenhalle (Germany)
- Jan-13: Paris @ Bataclan (France)
- Jan-14: Saarbrücken @ Garage (Germany)
- Jan-15: Wiesbaden @ Schlachthof (Germany)
- Jan-16: Hamburg @ Docks (Germany)
- Jan-17: Stuttgart @ Schleyerhalle (Germany)
- Jan-18: Lichtenfels @ Stadthalle (Germany)
- Jan-19: Dresden @ Event Werk (Germany)
- Jan-20: Tilburg @ O13 (Netherlands)

Related links:
Hatebreed on Twitter

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

ALICE COOPER, The King Of Shock Rock, To Perform On 'Conan'!

It has been announced that Alice Cooper will be performing on the Conan show on Wednesday, November 28th! Tune in at 11pm Eastern/10pm Central to TBS to catch Mr. Cooper rocking Conan's set! Tickets HERE!

In other Alice Cooper news, it has been confirmed that actor and musician Johnny Depp will be jamming with the King Of Shock Rock Alice Cooper on December 8 at Comerica Theater in Phoenix, Arizona at the legendary rocker's 12th annual Christmas Pudding. Johnny will join Alice and his band, along with other scheduled performers Don Felder and L.A. GUNS, and special guest host John O'Hurley for a night of music, dance, and mayhem. More info HERE!

Don't forget to chat Mr. Cooper live and loud all across North America! Tour dates and ticket information can be found HERE

It has been confirmed that actor and musician Johnny Depp will be jamming with the King Of Shock Rock Alice Cooper on December 8 at Comerica Theater in Phoenix, Arizona at the legendary rocker's 12th annual Christmas Pudding. Johnny will join Alice and his band, along with other scheduled performers Don Felder and L.A. GUNS, and special guest host John O'Hurley for a night of music, dance, and mayhem. More info HERE!

Related links:
Alice Cooper

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY: FREE EP 'Megalodon' Available Now For Legal Download!

Earlier this year, Scion A/V decided to join Raleigh, North Carolina's CORROSION OF CONFORMITY to create 'Megalodon'! What is 'Megalodon'? The NEW EP from C.O.C.! And guess what? You can legally download the 5 song masterpiece for FREE right now! Get it HERE!

The track listing is as follows:

1) Feed On
2) Priest Brains
3) The Megalodon
4) Strong Medicine Too Late
5) The Vulture

In other C.O.C. news, Candlelight Records has re-released CORROSION OF CONFORMITY' Eye For An Eye in North America. This special reissue has been remastered/packaged and includes the EP "Six Songs With Mike Singing". Both titles have been out of print for years. It follows the successful release of the band’s self-titled album earlier this year. A deluxe digibook edition of the album, limited to 1000 for North America, will be available at limited retailers and via Candlelight’s official webstore. The digibook version includes extended liner notes and a rare pictorial gallery.

Related links:
COC's Official Site
COC on Facebook
Candlelight Records

LED ZEPPELIN Unleash TV Commercial For 'Celebration Day' - Video Available!

On December 10, 2007, LED ZEPPELIN headlined a tribute concert for their good friend and Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun. All who attended this very special performance, witnessed a two-hour-plus concert full of signature blues-infused Rock N' Roll that instantly became part of the bands extensive history. Although 20 million people applied for tickets, the band's first headline show in 27 years was seen only by the 18,000 ticket holders! This is when "Celebration Day", the NEW LED ZEPPELIN concert movie, was born.

Recently, the film made its U.S. debut at the historic Ziegfeld Theater in New York's theater district on October 9. Prior to the premiere, founding members John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, and Robert Plant were joined by Jason Bonham, the son of their late drummer John Bonham, for a press conference at New York's Museum of Modern Art. Footage available HERE!

A one-minute TV commercial for "Celebration Day" can be seen here:

The film of "Celebration Day" saw a worldwide theatrical release by Omniverse Vision on 1,500 screens in over 40 territories on October 17.

"Celebration Day" will be available in multiple video and audio formats on November 19 from Swan Song/Atlantic Records. Available for pre-order now, the details on all configurations of "Celebration Day" are listed here:

- Standard Editions: 1-DVD/2-CD set and 1-Blu-ray/2-CD set
- Deluxe Editions: 2-DVD/2-CD set and 1-Blu-ray/1-DVD/2-CD set featuring exclusive bonus video content including the Shepperton rehearsals, and BBC news footage.
- Music Only CD Edition: 2-CD set
- Music Only Blu-ray Audio Edition: Blu-ray Audio release featuring high-resolution 48K 24 bit PCM stereo and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround sound audio only, no video
- Vinyl Edition: 3 LPs, 180-gram, audiophile quality vinyl (Available December 11)
- Digital Edition: Audio will be available at all digital retail outlets

Via Blabbermouth

Related links:
Led Zepellin

DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT Premieres Music Video For "Lucky Animals"!

Devin Townsend - guitar virtuoso and music genius - recently released his latest effort, 'Epicloud', under the slogan: "It's Epic, it's Loud, it's 'Epicloud'". Today finally sees the premiere of Devin's NEW video for the track "Lucky Animals", off of the NEW album 'Epicloud'. The video was created on the basis of combining all sorts of amazing and outstanding self-recorded videos that were submitted by Devin fans from all over the world, to make "Lucky Animals" a very special visual experience for everyone. More than 150 videos were submitted, out of which a good 130 made it into the video in the end (due to quality or legal issues some could not be used unfortunately).

Check out the NEW "Lucky Animals" video here:

In regards to the video, Devin Townsend comments: "Hey guys! So here's what we came up with for 'Lucky Animals'! We tried to use at least a clip from everyone's contributions, I really hope we succeeded =) ...The sync was a little difficult with some of them, and the quality varies between them all, but man...such fun! It's a great feeling to see people having a good time, and it makes us feel great that we're all having a good time with such a dumb song. Thanks a lot for this! Feel free to post your full videos on Youtube as well!"

To purchase 'Epicloud', please visit iTunes for a digital copy or CM Distro for various CD/LP formats.


1/14 - Mill City Nights - Minneapolis, MN
1/15 - The Garrick Centre - Winnipeg, MB
1/16 - Odeon Events Centre - Saskatoon, SK
1/17 - MacEwan Hall Ballroom - Calgary, AB
1/19 - Vogue Theater - Vancouver, BC
1/20 - Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
1/21 - Hawthorne Theater - Portland, OR
1/23 - The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA
1/24 - Ace of Spades - Sacramento, CA
1/25 - Henry Fonda Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
1/28 - The Marquee - Tempe, AZ
1/29 - Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM
1/31 - Granada Theater - Dallas, TX
2/1 - White Rabbit - San Antonio, TX
2/2 - Warehouse Live - Houston, TX
2/4 - State Theatre - St. Petersburg, FL
2/5 - The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
2/7 - Rams Head Live - Baltimore, MD
2/8 - Irving Plaza - New York, NY
2/9 - Mr. Smalls Theatre - Millvale, PA
2/11 - House of Blues - Chicago, IL
2/13 - Phoenix Concert Theatre -Toronto, ON
2/14 - Le National - Montreal, QC
2/15 - The Palladium - Worcester, MA
2/16 - Theatre Of Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA

Here is an interview we conducted with Devin Townsend earlier this year:

Related links:
Devin Townsend Project

Slayerville's STARLAND BALLROOM Closed Until Spring 2013 "Thanks" To Hurricane Sandy - Statement Available!


The last two weeks in New Jersey have been a testament to our state’s resilience. We’ve witnessed New Jersey’s worst days, but also its greatest humanity. We’ve seen destruction, but we’ve also seen hope, hard work and determination.

Our situation at Starland is a microcosm of these scenarios -- yet one we realize is significantly less important than one’s home, family or livelihood. Hurricane Sandy devastated our electrical system and damaged our sound, lighting, heating / cooling and plumbing systems – all necessary ingredients in operating a public venue. Given the demand for these components in the regional housing and commercial sectors, we do not anticipate being able to open again until Spring 2013.

Speaking of 2013, it’s the year in which we intend to celebrate Starland Ballroom’s 10th anniversary. So we’re dedicated to taking this time to rebuild the state’s best concert venue, and make it even better. We’ll take inspiration from all of our New Jersey neighbors who are working hard to get their lives back to normal. When it’s all said and done, we’ll be here for some of the best live concert celebrations available.

You can help in this effort: Send us an email to info@starlandballroom.com with your suggestions and ideas on how to make Starland even better. We’ll read every last one of them.

Most of our shows will be canceled. A few will be moved to new locations. We'll have them listed HERE and at Starland Ballroom ASAP.

Fans holding tickets to the canceled shows will receive a full refund, including fees. If you bought tickets online or via phone, you will receive an automatic refund within 7-10 business days. If you bought your tickets from a Ticketmaster retail outlet, you may return your tickets to that exact location for your refund. Tickets purchased here at Starland can be turned in for a full refund plus service fees during new hours of operation - Thursdays and Fridays from 3-6pm and Saturdays from 11am-2pm. The Box Office will not be open on Thanksgiving. Fans holding tickets to relocated shows, but unable to attend due to the new location, are also entitled to a refund. 2012 Starland SeasonPass holders will be permitted to use their passes for shows in 2013.

We regret that any of these shows are going away, but not as much as we regret the pain, suffering and destruction experienced by our customers throughout the Garden State. Much like the spirit of New Jersey, you can't stop Rock N' Roll. And we don’t intend to.

Jersey proud, Starlanders. We’ll see you soon.

Related links:
Starland Ballroom

MACHINE HEAD Forced To Pull Out From DETHKLOK Tour Due To Robb Flynn's Medical Condition - Official Statement Available!

The MACHINE HEAD crew have been having a rough couple of weeks due to unforeseen show cancellations and postponements. After being forced to cancel and postpone various concerts due to that bitch Sandy. The band was recently struck in the face by the corporate Mickey's over at Walt Disney (More info HERE!).

It has just been announced that MACHINE HEAD must exit their current North American tour with Dethklok, All That Remains and Black Dahlia Murder due to matters completely beyond their control.

Frontman Robb Flynn must have emergency surgery. Flynn had planned to go under the knife in January after completing the tour as he has been playing through the pain of a double inguinal hernia since the tour started in October. He had hoped to continue the tour despite extreme discomfort, but it's become too difficult to continue on. Flynn will undergo surgery tomorrow, Wednesday, November 14 in Minneapolis before returning home to California to recover, rest and recuperate. Machine Head will rejoin the tour in Portland, OR.

Machine Head extends its regrets to fans, the other bands, and the other crews for having to leave the tour prematurely.

Below is Flynn’s statement about his health and the tour.

"I've been toughing out an inguinal hernia below my waistline since June of last year, and a few months ago got a second hernia in my nuts. What basically happens is my guts drop into my nuts, and it looks like I have a third testicle (man, I can hear the jokes already!) It hasn't been that painful, and I've gone to the doctor a few times to take care of it, but he said after surgery I probably couldn't sing for a few weeks, and since that wasn't going to happen, I scheduled it for January when I had a break.

"Unfortunately, after the last few shows, my guts have been very swollen and hard to push back in. Yesterday, the pain was excruciating and I went to the emergency room last night. They said that I need surgery.

"I will be doing my damnedest to rejoin the tour in a couple weeks. Thanks to all the fans, bands, and crew for understanding. I'm determined to see you all soon and finish what has been a great freakin tour!"

Yesterday, MACHINE HEAD released 'Machine Fucking Head Live' via Roadrunner Records (Pick it up HERE!). It's Machine Head's second live effort; 'Hellalive' was released in 2003. Nine years have passed and Machine Head still slay and administer a "Bay Area Beatdown" in the live realm. Full details HERE!

Related links:
MACHINE HEAD's Official Site

VISION OF DISORDER's Brooklyn Headlining Show = Red Cross Benefit For Hurricane Sandy Victims!

Today VISION OF DISORDER confirms that all the proceeds from their upcoming headlining concert in Brooklyn later this month will be donated to the Red Cross, in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

What was simply a headlining show for the band has now been dubbed “Picking Up Change: Hardcore For Hurricane Relief.” VISION OF DISORDER initiated this act of support to their community after witnessing the catastrophic demolition across the New York metropolitan area and beyond as Sandy surged through our region on October 29th. VOD, as well as the other bands performing at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on November 24th, will contribute donations to the Red Cross to help aid the decimated areas and many displaced local residents throughout the Northeast as the season grows colder.

In a collective statement the members of VOD had this to say: “Our hearts go out to those severely affected by this tragic incident. Being from Long Island, Hurricane Sandy has (quite literally) hit home for us. The music scene in Long Island, The New York metro area and New Jersey have been so supportive to VOD over the years that we felt donating the proceeds from the Brooklyn show was a no-brainer. We are proud to announce that the opening acts (Primitive Weapons, Yuppicide, Swarm of Arrows) have also agreed to donate their proceeds. We hope that this small gesture can add to the ongoing efforts and help rebuild these traumatized areas. We look forward to seeing you all on Nov 24th to support this cause.”

In addition to the funds generated by VISION OF DISORDER, Yuppicide, Primitive Weapons and Swarm of Arrows at “Picking Up Change: Hardcore For Hurricane Relief” going directly to the Red Cross, show attendees are invited to bring supplies – canned/nonperishable food, batteries, toilet paper, etc. -- for area shelters and food banks, as donation bins will be posted outside of the venue. Supplies to aid pets and animals displaced by the storm are also acceptable and will be donated to Last Resort Animal Rescue in New Jersey.

The members of VISION OF DISORDER, in an alliance with Candlelight Records, Earsplit PR, Metal Insider, The Music Hall of Williamsburg and all parties involved with this event, are reaching out to all area hardcore and metal fans to join them on November 24th, not only to take part in what is sure to be a high-action live show, but more importantly to help contribute to this imperative objective of getting the displaced families and businesses back on their feet. Doors open at 7:30pm.

Full ticket info for this event can be found RIGHT HERE.

Picking Up Change: Hardcore For Hurricane Relief
11/24/2012 Music Hall of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY
w/ VISION OF DISORDER, Primitive Weapons, Yuppicide, Swarm of Arrows

Those not in the area for this event who wish to help can make donations directly to the Red Cross via the Picking Up Change Firstgiving link.

We recently conducted the following interview with members of the band:

Video and photos by: Zulie Alvarez (www.zuliephotographierocks.com/)

Related links:
Vision Of Disorder on Facebook

WHITECHAPEL & EMMURE To Join Forces On The "Brothers of Brutality" Co-headlining Tour!

WHITECHAPEL have announced that they will be embarking on a North American co-headlining tour with Emmure! "The Brothers of Brutality Tour", presented by Revolver Magazine and Rockstar Energy Drink, will be one of the first tours of 2013. Dates, cities, and support acts will be announced shortly.

Guitarist Alex Wade comments on the collaboration: "We are really excited to announce our co-headlining tour with Emmure. We have been friends with them for quite some time now, and this is something we have always talked about doing, so it's awesome to see it finally come to light. Our first show ever was with Emmure in Nashville, TN before either of us were signed, so it's incredible to see how we have both grown so much in the music industry and are able to come together and put together this co-headlining tour!"

WHITECHAPEL recently premiered their NEW music video for "Possibilities of an Impossible Existence" off their current, self-titled release, via AltPress.com. The video, which was filmed by the Rockstar Media department with director Strati Hovartos while the band was out touring on 2012's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest, can be viewed here:

In other news WHITECHAPEL, who recently finished up a full US tour playing direct support to Hatebreed, will be re-releasing their full-length debut 'The Somatic Defilement' via Metal Blade Records in the spring of 2013. Mark Lewis is set to re-mix and re-master 'The Somatic Defilement', which was originally released July 31, 2007 on Candlelight Records.

The band's latest effort, the self-titled album that dropped on June 19 in North America, debuted at #47 on the Top 200 Chart, #10 on the Top Independent Albums Chart, #3 on the Hard Music Albums Chart (Current), #2 on the Hard Music Albums Chart (Core Stores) and #64 on the Top Digital Album Chart.

Related links:
White Chapel

SHADOWS FALL's Jason Bittner Unable To Perform During Remaining Dates For "Party To The Apocalypse Tour" - Replacements Announced!

As previously announced, drummer Jason Bittner (SHADOWS FALL) has been diagnosed with acute pancreatitis (a very serious disease). The same disease that sidelined Rex Brown (KILL DEVIL HILL, ex-PANTERA & DOWN) in 2009

As a result, SHADOWS FALL were forced to cancel the first four dates of their previously announced headlining tour with GOD FORBID, THY WILL BE DONE and TRUMPET THE HARLOT. It has just been announced that Bittner will not be able to perform with his band this time around, but the show will go on. Here is what Bittner had to say about this:

"As of last week I was told to rest for one more week and then as long as I'm feeling better, I can resume starting to play again in order to recoup and rejoin the tour- at this present time it's hard to say exactly when I will be 110%, maybe a week, maybe 2, maybe even longer, but rest assured I will be doing my best to get back as soon as humanly possible without chancing a relapse. I appreciate all the well-wishing and support, so in my absence please still go and support my other bandmates and the Party to the Apocalypse tour!" I shall return" - Jason

Brandon Lundeen from Trumpet The Harlot and Jay Waterman from Thy Will Be Done are filling in.

Party To The Apocalypse Tour (remaining tour dates):

- November 13: Nashville, TN at Hard Rock Cafe
- November 14: Birmingham, AL at Zydeco
- November 15: Shreveport, LA at The Warehouse
- November 16: Oklahoma, OK at The Chemeleon Room
- November 17: Houston, TX at Scout Bar
- November 18: Austin, TX at Dirty Dog Bar
- November 20: Abilene, TX at TBA
- November 21: El Paso, TX at House Of Rock
- November 22: Gallup, NM at The Juggernaut
- November 23: Phoenix, AZ at Joe's Grotto

Related links:
Official Site of Shadows Fall

3 INCHES OF BLOOD Release Lyric Video For "Storming Juno" To Honor Canada's Armed Forces!

3 INCHES OF BLOOD has released a lyric video for their track, "Storming Juno." Taken from their most recent album, 'LONG LIVE HEAVY METAL', vocalist Cam Pipes explains how the song is a tribute anthem: "Storming Juno is a tribute to the soldiers of the Canadian armed forces that got the first foothold for the allies on D-Day during World War II. Every November 11 we remember all who served, some who made the ultimate sacrifice, in service to their country. Releasing this lyric video is our way of acknowledging those who served our country and how proud we are of the significant contribution Canada had in fighting tyranny all those years ago."

The lyric video for "Storming Juno" can be seen here:

3 INCHES OF BLOOD has stayed on the road throughout 2012, continually supporting LONG LIVE HEAVY METAL.  Produced by Terry "Sho" Murray [City of Fire, DOA], the astounding twelve-track achievement offers an explosion of sound, setting new standards for the traditional metal genre.   Described by MSN as "good, honest, melodic heavy metal," the music video for "Metal Woman" can be seen HERE!

Next month, the Heavy Metal veterans will embark on a headlining West Coast run. The two-week trek will feature special guest HUNTRESS as main support, and HOOKERS as the tour opener. A list of confirmed dates can be seen below, with more to be announced shortly.

Related links:
3 Inches Of Blood on MySpace

SOUNDGARDEN Appear On 'Late Show With David Letterman' & We Have Video To Prove It!

Last night (November 12th), SOUNDGARDEN CBS-TV's 'Late Show With David Letterman'; a longer performance is available on the 'Live From Letterman' webcast. Video footage of the bands entire performance is available below. The bands NEW album entitled 'King Animal' is available now (Tracklisting & Album Cover HERE) via Tom Whalley's NEW record label, a partnership between his Seven Four Entertainment and Republic Records. 'King Animal' is available for streaming in its entirety on iTunes.
It has also been announced that SOUNDGARDEN will be performing three exclusive concerts in New York City, Toronto and Los Angeles. Dubbed as "an evening with SOUNDGARDEN", these events are not to be missed! Tickets are available now: Soundgardenworld.com, The first concert will take place tonight (Tuesday, November 13th) at Irving Plaza in New York City.


‘Live On Letterman’ Set list:

1. Worse Dreams
2. By Crooked Steps
3. Incessant Mace
4. Beyond the Wheel
5. Taree
6. A Thousand Days Before
7. Eyelid’s Mouth
8. Non-State Actor
9. Fell on Black Days
10. Rowing
The band has just premiered their music video for "Been Away Too Long", check it out HERE!

Related links:
Soungarden's Official Site