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Rob Zombie penned the script for the below short on the gorier side of the French Revolution created for the upcoming “Assassin’s Creed Unity” video game that is due out on various platforms on October 28th. “The Walking Dead” co-creator Tony Moore helped illustrate the short, which recently premiered at this years ‘San Diego Comic-Con‘.
click here for the video…

Monuments Reveal September US Headlining Tour With Polyphia, Villains & Lionfight

Monuments have a September US headlining tour booked with Polyphia, Villains and Lionfight as support. It is slated to hit the following cities:

09/12 Trenton, NJ – Championship Bar
09/13 Allentown, PA – Planet Trog
09/14 Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall
09/15 Marietta, GA – Swayze’s
09/17 Las Cross, WI – The Warehouse
09/18 Springfield, MO – The Outland Ballroom
09/19 Iowa City, IA – Vaudeville Mews
09/20 Burnsville, MN – The Garage
09/21 Milwaukee, WI – The Metal Grill
09/22 Barrington, IL – Penny Road Pub
09/23 Hamtramck, MI – Paychecks Lounge
09/24 Springfield, VA – Empire
09/25 Buffalo, NY – Broadway Joes
09/26 Danbury, CT – Heirloom Arts Theatre
09/28 Brooklyn, NY – Coco 66

Monuments released their new album “Amanuensis” near the start of the month.

Killswitch Engage promised they would deliver a ‘hardcore’ set for their performance at the ongoing ‘This Is Hardcore Fest‘ at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, PA last night, July 24th. Here’s what they wound up playing according to those in attendance:

01 – “Prelude
02 – “Soilborn
03 – “Temple From The Within
04 – “Numbered Days
05 – “Self Revolution
06 – “No End In Sight
07 – “Vide Infra
08 – “In The Unblind
09 – “My Last Serenade
10 – “The New Awakening
11 – “To The Sons Of Man
12 – “Fixation On The Darkness
13 – “Life To Lifeless
14 – “In Due Time

Fan-filmed footage from the set can be found below:
click here for the footage…

Rob Zombie’s ‘Great American Nightmare’ Coming To Illinois

Two cities will be treated to Rob Zombie‘s ‘Great American Nightmare‘ this year. Already announced for Scottsdale, AZ, the haunted house, etc. series of events will also be held at the Odeum Expo in Villa Park, IL on select nights between September 26th-November 01st.

Zombie himself will perform a live set on opening night (September 26th.) Three attractions will be offered at the Illinois stop, each based on separate films, including: ‘The Lords Of Salem In Total Black Out‘, ‘The Haunted World Of El Superbeasto 3D‘, and ‘Haunt Of 1,000 Corpses‘. A ‘Bloody Boulevard’ will also be running during the event, complete with freak shows, roaming characters, food, games and more.

Dates the Illinois event will run are as follows:

“September: 26, 27
October: 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31
November: 1″

More Dates Set For Arsis, Allegaeon & Exmortus Fall Tour

Even more dates have been announced for Arsis‘ “A Celebration Of Guilt” tenth anniversary tour with Allegaeon and Exmortus:

09/01 Springfield, VA – Empire
09/02 Trenton, NJ – Championship Bar
09/03 New York, NY – Santos
09/04 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
09/05 Montreal, – QC Foufounes Electriques
09/06 Quebec City, – QC Dagobert
09/07 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
09/08 Lakewood, – OH The Foundry
09/10 Joliet, IL – Mojoes
09/12 Winnipeg, MB – The Zoo
09/13 Saskatoon, SK – Rock Bottom
09/14 Edmonton, AB – Pawn Shop
09/16 Vancouver, BC – Red Room
09/17 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
09/18 Portland, OR – Tonic Lounge
09/19 Walnut Creek, CA – Red House Studios
09/20 Anaheim, CA – O.C. Music Hall
09/21 San Diego, CA – New Royal Dive
09/22 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
09/23 Denver, CO – Moon Room
09/24 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
09/25 Fort Worth, TX – Rail Club
09/27 Orlando, FL – Haven Lounge
09/28 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum

A live set Sevendust played at The Gothic Theatre in Englewood, CO will air on AXS TV in September. That episode will be titled “An Evening With Sevendust: Live From The Gothic Theatre” and will air September 23rd at 11pm EST/8pm PST. A bit of footage from it can be found in the below trailer for the channel’s ‘headliner club’ series:
click here for the video…

Alesana Announce September Tour With Megosh & More

Dates have been scheduled for Alesana‘s ‘Chaos Is A Ladder‘ headlining tour with Megosh. The Funeral Portrait and The Things They Carried will also appear on select dates, here’s how it runs:

09/12 Austin, TX – Dirty Dog
09/13 Tyler, TX – Crossroads Music
09/14 Dallas, TX – Trees
09/15 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live

With The Funeral Portrait & The Things They Carried:

09/19 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
09/20 Ybor City, FL – Orpheum
09/21 Orlando, FL – Backbooth
09/22 Jacksonville, FL – 1904
09/23 Greensboro, NC – Green Street Club
09/24 Raleigh, NC – Southland
09/25 Springfield, VA – Empire
09/26 Providence, RI – Simons 677
09/27 New York, NY – Webster Hall

Former Downset. Members Return As CutThroat, Reclaim Songs They Released As Downset.

The Downset. lineup saga has been given another confusing wrinkle. You may recall that the ‘classic lineup‘ returned earlier this year to reclaim the name and just released a new studio album titled “One Blood” this week.

The previous lineup of the band that had been touring as Downset. graciously stepped aside to allow that to happen. However, three members of that outfit, aka the modern ‘Downset.‘—vocalist Neil Roemer, bassist J.D. Manhart and drummer Chris Lee—have joined with guitarist Daniel Banura and rebranded themselves CutThroat.

Last year while still operating under the moniker of Downset. the now members of CutThroat released a new single “Forgotton” that featured Sen Dog of Cypess Hill and George Lynch. Well, they have now reclaimed that song (now titled “Forgotten“) as a CutThroat track and released the following video for it earlier this month.

Also posted below is another track titled “Blind” from the outfit recorded during the same sessions as “Forgotten“.
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Napalm Death, Sodom, Anaal Nathrakh & More Join 2015 ‘Maryland Deathfest’

More artists have been announced for the 2015 ‘Maryland Deathfest‘. As reported previously, the festival will again descend upon the Edison Lot, Rams Head and Soundstage in Baltimore, MD, running from May 21st to May 24th. Here’s the latest wave of additions:

Sodom
Demilich
Napalm Death
Anaal Nathrakh
Primordial
Martyrdöd
P.L.F.
Noxa
Water Torture
Early Graves
Fulgora
Mother Brain
Pizzahifive

Previously announced artists for the fest include:

Neurosis
Triptykon
D.R.I.
Portal
Metal Church
Melt Banana
Lock Up
Goatsnake
Aeternus
Arcturus
Aura Noir
Bulldozer
Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult
Demoncy
Dragged Into Sunlight
Einherjer
Funebarum
Impetuous Ritual
Lyncathrophy
Master
Noisear
Serpentine Path
Skepticisim
Splatterhouse
Suffering Mind
Tsjuder
Twilight Of The Gods
Ufomammut
Vallenfyre
Winter
Wolfbrigade

Papa Roach, Bring Me The Horizon, Etc. Added To Japanese ‘Knotfest’

Slipknot‘s Japanese edition of this years ‘Knotfest‘ has expanded with the addition of more artists. Here’s who will now be performing at the Makuhari Messe in Tokyo, Japan on November 15th &16th.

Saturday, November 15th:

Slipknot
Limp Bizkit
Lamb Of God
Papa Roach
Bring Me The Horizon
One OK Rock
SiM
Crossfaith
Coldrain
Meaning

Sunday, November 16th:

Slipknot
Korn
Trivium
In Flames
Five Finger Death Punch
Maximum The Hormone
Man With A Mission
Wagdug Futuristic Unity

For more details head to Knotfestjapan.com.