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Charges Dismissed Against Man Arrested For Posting Exodus Lyrics On Facebook

Earlier in the year a 31-year-old Kentucky man was arrested for posting an admittedly touchy passage of lyrics from Exodus‘s track, “Class Dismissed (A Hate Primer)“. The lyrics referenced a school shooting, which led to police being tipped off.

Initially the man, James E. Evans, was charged with terroristic threatening and served eight days in jail. A report over at has word that prosecutors have now dismissed the felony charge against Evans.

Evans was aided by in this outcome of the charges by the Kentucky branch of the American Civil Liberties Union, along with his attorney Bill Sharp.

Metallica are prepping deluxe remastered editions of “Kill ‘Em All” and “Ride The Lightning” for an early 2015 release through their own Blackened Recordings label. The band are seeking help with video, audio recordings and more from that era, issuing the following plea for fan contributions:

“A little over two months ago we reached out to you for your assistance with the definitive Master of Puppets book that author Matt Taylor is assembling and you came through in a very big way – thank you!! We’re back again hoping you can dip into your personal archives and find some gems from the Kill ‘Em All and Ride The Lightning eras as we prep deluxe remastered versions of those two albums coming in 2015.

We want it all! Did you manage to sneak a video camera into a show long before they fit in your pocket? Maybe your old instamatic camera for some snap shots? A cassette Walkman with a microphone? We’re looking for anything and everything… audio, video, photos, fliers, ticket stubs, the set list you picked up off the floor, and in general any mementos you may have from that around that time. Make your mark on these albums by e-mailing us at to share your story and receive more info about submitting photos, videos, audio recordings and other mementos.

Remember, we want everything (well, everything that’s yours)! Nothing is too small or too trivial… share your archives with your fellow fans and have some fun with us walking down memory lane. By submitting it, you’re saying we can use it should your piece of history land on a release (yes, the lawyers made us add this part!).”

Devil You Know (ex-Killswitch Engage) have cancelled their planned European tour with Machine Head and Darkest Hour. Devil You Know said of the matter:

“It is with much regret that we are forced to announce the cancellation of our upcoming U.K. and European dates supporting Machine Head due to business issues far beyond our control.

We want to personally extend our apologies to the Machine Head guys and their entire camp and thank them for offering us such a great opportunity.

To our fans, the last thing we want to do is let you down. We are devastated that we can’t perform for you all and be part of an amazing tour with one of our favorite bands. As musicians, the five of us have a job we love to do and we are ready to get onstage and do it, but unfortunately the cancellation of this tour is completely unavoidable despite every attempt by us to make it happen.

The business side of this industry is very ugly at times and this is one of those unforeseen instances where the band has to suffer. To put it mildly, we are extremely agitated by this situation and right now our hands are tied, but we are going to deal with it and forge on! We WILL tour Europe and the U.K. as soon as we possibly can and make it up to you all.

Sincerely, Howard, Francesco, John, Ryan, Roy.”

Those Who Fear, 2×4 & Every Passing Dream Tour Announced

Those Who Fear, 2×4 and Every Passing Dream had the following run of shows booked for later in the year:

11/30 Las Vegas, NV – The Barn (Those Who Fear only)
12/02 Denver, CO – Skatuary
12/03 Albuquerque, NM – The Blu Phoenix
12/05 Tulsa, OK – The Vanguard
12/06 Springfield, MS – Outland Ballroom
12/07 St. Louis, MO – The Mad Magician
12/08 Crest Hill, IL – Bada Brew
12/09 Columbus, OH – Double Happiness
12/10 Erie, PA – Basement Transmissions
12/11 Rochester, NY – California Brew Haus

Papa Roach Perform New Single “Fear Everything And Rise” In Berlin, GER

Though it’s not due for an official premiere until next Tuesday, November 04th, Papa Roach gave their new single “Face Everything And Rise” its live debut last night in Berlin, Germany. Live footage of that has since surfaced online and can be viewed after the break. The bands new album “F.E.A.R.” is up for a January 27th release through Eleven Seven Music.
click here for the footage…

Wayne Static and Drowning Pool will be co-headlining a tour throughout Russia and the UK in January. The trek will find both bands delivering up full-album performances of their respective platinum-selling efforts, “Wisconsin Death Trip” and “Sinner“.

01/08 Ekaterinburg, RUS – Tele Club
01/09 St. Petersburg, RUS – Glav Club
01/10 Moscow, RUS – Glav Club
01/13 Norwich, UK – Waterfront
01/14 Reading, UK – Sub 89
01/15 Wolverhampton, UK – Slade Rooms
01/16 Manchester, UK – Club Academy
01/17 Glasgow, UK – Classic Grand
01/18 Newcastle, UK – Riverside
01/19 Leeds, UK – The Stylus
01/21 London, UK – The Garage
01/22 Southampton, UK – 1865
01/23 Brighton, UK – Concorde 2
01/24 Plymouth, UK – The Hub
01/25 Bristol, UK – The Fleece

(hed)p.e. Announce Fall US Tours With Nonpoint & Psychostick

(hed)p.e. have mapped out their touring for the rest of the year and their travels will find them paired with Nonpoint and Psychostick, here’s what is booked:

11/20 Eau Claire, WI – Hipps Pub
11/21 Lombard, IL – Brauer House
11/22 Janesville, WI – Back Bar
11/23 Mishawka, IN – Smith’s Downtown
11/25 Chesterfield, MI – Diesel Concert Lounge

With Psychostick:

11/26 Dayton, OH – Oddbody’s
11/28 New York, NY – Blackthorne
11/29 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
11/30 Baltimore, MD – Fishhead Cantina (feat. Dope)
12/02 Virginia Beach, VA – Shakus
12/03 Winchester, VA – Blue Fox Billiards

With Nonpoint:

12/04 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
12/05 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
12/06 Worcester, MA – Paladium
12/07 Portland, ME – Asylum
12/09 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
12/10 Morgantown, WV – Schmitt’s Saloon
12/12 Traverse City, MI – Ground Zero
12/13 Flint, MI – Machine Shop
12/14 Beckley, WV – Munchez
12/15 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
12/17 Clarksville, TN – The Warehouse
12/18 St. Louis, MO – Mad Magician
12/19 Springfield, IL – Boondocks
12/20 Columbus, OH – Al Rosa Villa
12/21 Steger, IL – Another Hole In The Wall (no Nonpoint)

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