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Lord Dying To Tour With Anvil & Sunlord

Lord Dying will be direct support to Anvil on an early 2015 US tour with Sunlord as openers. Lord Dying‘s new album “Poisoned Altars” will receive a January 27th release on Relapse.

02/05 Brooklyn, NY – The Shop
02/06 Frederick MD – Cafe 611
02/07 Long Branch, NJ – Brighton Bar
02/08 Fayetteville, NC – Drunk Horse
02/11 Ashville, NC – New Mountain Theater
02/12 Jacksonville, FL – Freebird Live
02/13 Sanford, FL – West End Trading Co
02/16 Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
02/17 Indianapolis, IN – The Fifth Quarter Lounge
02/18 Chicago, IL – Red Line Tap
02/19 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
02/20 Ft. Smith, AR – Holiday Inn Plaza
02/21 Houston, TX – BFE Rock Club
02/22 New Orleans, LA – Siberia
02/24 Shreveport, LA – Club Status
02/25 Dallas, TX – The Rail Club
02/27 Midland, TX – The Blue Max
02/28 McAllen, TX – Aces North
03/01 San Antonio, TX – Fitzgerald’s
03/02 El, Paso, TX – Sector 7
03/04 Phoenix, AZ – Nile Theater
03/05 Tucson, AZ – Flycatcher
03/06 Albuquerque, NM – Blue Phoenix
03/07 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
03/08 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
03/09 Grand Junction CO – Mesa Theatre
03/11 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Bar
03/12 Idaho Falls, ID – DB’s
03/15 Las Vegas, NV – Dive Bar
03/17 W Hollywood, CA – The Whisky
03/18 Morgan Hill, CA – The Granada
03/19 Portland, OR – Tonic Lounge
03/20 Seattle, WA – Studio 7

A Day To Remember‘s ‘Self Help Festival‘ will return to the NOS Event Center in San Bernardino, CA for a second year on March 07th, 2015. Bands announced thus far include:

Pierce The Veil
Sleeping With Sirens
Falling In Reverse
The Devil Wears Prada
The Ghost Inside
Real Friends
Stick To Your Guns
The Amity Affliction

Further announcements will be made in the coming weeks. Tickets are available now via Curiously, A Day To Remember are not listed specifically in the lineup for the festival as of yet.

East Of The Wall & Cryptodira Split Coming In January

East Of The Wall and Cryptodira will have a split available through Epistemic Records on January 13th. Pre-orders for the 7″ are now available here with the effort to feature the following tracks:

Side A:
Cryptodira – “Speaking The Ocean

Side B:
East Of The Wall – “River Man

The Dillinger Escape Plan frontman Greg Puciato can be counted among the many who are unhappy with Fall Out Boy getting a higher booking over Judas Priest at the 2015 ‘Soundwave Festival‘. asked Puciato—who will be playing the first-ever shows with supergroup Killer Be Killed at the festival—how he felt about the billing order:

“I didn’t even know that Fall Out Boy was playing. That’s a bit weird. I mean, I hate that kind of shit. I personally think that’s disgusting. I think that Judas Priest are fucking legends of metal and that they are one of the greatest metal bands of all time, so it’s a little bit disgraceful.

I don’t think there is any reason to have a band like that. I think this is the thing when you have a band like that on the stage on a festival like that it is a really slippery slope. Like once you put like a Fall Out Boy on there it becomes like one step closer to becoming a pop festival. So adding those kinds of bands is an obvious strategy to sell tickets.

Honestly, they probably shouldn’t even be playing but you know what happens a band gets on a festival and they find out where they are playing or they make a big thing about how high they want to be on the bill, but there is a lot of politics involved when there are bands that size, because their egos get hurt. They want to be as a high as they can be on the bill. I mean, its fucking Judas Priest man! it’s like fucking almost Black Sabbath. They are metal royalty. So that is a little bit sad for me to hear.”

When asked if he wanted to keep the above reply off the record by the site, Puciato replied:

“Nah!, feel free to post everything I just said. I don’t give the shit. (Laughs)”

Struc/tures Say Goodbye

With their farewell tour behind them Struc/tures have said goodbye via the following statement:

“Thank you. If you supported us in any way, thank you. We never expected any of this to happen and we are so thankful for the last 5 years. Do what you love and make something meaningful with your life. There are no limits to what you can do. Work hard and be positive. Dreams come true and it is the greatest feeling in the world.

Spyros, Nick, Brendon, Andrew, Spencer.”

New dates are in for Motionless In White‘s ‘The Beyond The Barricade Tour‘ with For Today and Ice Nine Kills. New Years Day have also now been added to the tour as well, here’s the revised itinerary:

02/20 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
02/21 Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
02/22 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
02/24 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
02/27 Chicago, IL – The Bottom Lounge
02/28 St Louis, MO – Ready Room
03/02 Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
03/03 Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
03/06 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
03/07 Vancouver, BC – The Rio Theatre
03/08 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
03/10 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
03/13 San Diego, CA – Soma
03/14 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
03/15 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
03/16 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theatre
03/18 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theatre
03/20 San Antonio, TX – Kapone’s
03/21 Grand Prairie, TX – QuikTrip Park
03/24 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
03/25 Montreal, QC – La Tulipe
03/27 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
03/28 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
03/29 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts

The Metal Allegiance collective will be performing at the House Of Blues in Anaheim, CA on January 21st. Set to take the stage for that event are the following musicians:

Frank Bello (Anthrax)
Charlie Benante (Anthrax)
Chuck Billy (Testament)
Rex Brown (Kill Devil Hill, ex-Pantera/Down)
Chris Broderick (ex-Megadeth)
David Ellefson (Megadeth)
Gary Holt (Exodus/Slayer)
Scott Ian (Anthrax)
Andreas Kisser (Sepultura)
Mark Osegueda (Death Angel)
Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater)
Troy Sanders (Mastodon)
Alex Skolnick (Testament)
John Tempesta (The Cult)

The Ocean To Tour Australia In April

The Ocean plan to make up for cancelling a January Australian tour by heading down under in April for the following run:

04/08 Canberra, AUS – The Basement
04/10 Sydney, AUS – The Factory Floor
04/11 Brisbane, AUS – The Brightside
04/12 Byron Bay, AUS – The Northern
04/16 Adelaide, AUS – Jive
04/18 Melbourne, AUS – The Evelyn Hotel
04/19 Perth, AUS – Amplifier

A third wave of bands have been announced for the 2015 ‘Soundwave Festival‘, which will hit Australia in February & March. Newly joining bands such as Faith No More, Slipknot, Soundgarden and more on the festival are:

The Smashing Pumpkins
Steel Panther
Falling In Reverse
The Vandals
Rival Sons
King Parrot

Bassist Lori Peri Exits The Safety Fire

The Safety Fire bassist Lori Peri has stepped down from the group, offering the following on his departure:

“Hi everyone, Lori here, it is with an extremely heavy heart that I announce that I have left The Safety Fire. Today marks 12 years since The Safety Fire played its first ever show (back then we were called Omega Child…) and I would have never thought all those years ago that we would go on to release two albums and play hundreds of shows to tens of thousands of people across the world. What’s more important than any of that though, is how lucky I am to have met so many amazing people, some who I will call friends for the rest of my life. This band was started through friendship and that is what I am lucky to take away from it.

To our fans, I thank each and every one of you for making any of this possible. Without you guys coming to shows or buying merch none of this could have been possible. It has been the most amazing experience of my life, but everything must come to an end, and this was the right time for me to take a different path. I wish the rest of the boys in TSF the best of luck and I can’t wait to hear what they have in store for their next record.

Oh, and FDP.


The band themselves also commented on Peri‘s departure:

“We are very sad to see Lori leave, but obviously fully support him in his decision and wish him the best in his future endeavours.

We aren’t looking for a replacement bassist at the moment, and are not sure we ever will, so please don’t message us talking about your mad bass skills. We are keeping this OG.

There will be a new album in 2015. See you then.”