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Harley Flanagan (Ex-Cro-Mags, Etc.) Signs With Southern Lord For New Album

His various legal issues mostly behind him, Harley Flanagan (ex-Cro-Mags, etc.) has landed a recording contract with Southern Lord. Flanagan and a few unspecified musicians have begun recording a new album for the label, which at present remains untitled. He said of the new material:

“I think that this is some of the hardest stuff I have written in a long time. God knows there has been a lot of inspiration over the last few years.”

Circle Of Contempt Part Ways With Sumerian Records, Stream New Song “Filth”

Circle Of Contempt are no longer a member of the Sumerian Records roster. The group confirmed the news on their Facebook yesterday, offering:

“Just to clarify to everyone

We are no longer signed to Sumerian Records !”

Despite the lack of a label, the group have been continuing on with new material, having released streams of the pre-production versions of their tracks “Filth” and “Redefine” during the past few months. You can check out both after the break:
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The rumored lineup for this years ‘The All Stars Tour‘ has leaked via Lambgoat. Here is who is apparently expected to be performing on the trek:

I See Stars
The Acacia Strain
Like Moths To Flames
Hands Like Houses
Betraying The Martyrs
New Years Day
Slaves
Struc/tures
Upon This Dawning
Sworn In
Kublai Khan

An official announcement shouldn’t be too far off as a posting from the trek’s organizers made yesterday stated that word on the lineup is “coming soon.”

Touche Amore, Tigers Jaw & Dads Summer North American Tour Announced

Touche Amore, Tigers Jaw and Dads will be on the road together this summer hitting the following stops:

06/27 Pomona, CA – Glasshouse
06/28 Pomona, CA – Glasshouse
06/29 Camarillo, CA – Rock City
06/30 Oakland, CA – Oakland Metro
07/01 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Clubs
07/02 Fresno, CA – Strummers
07/03 Las Vegas, NV – S. Nevada Sports Centre
07/05 Tucson, AZ – 191 Toole
07/06 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
07/07 Oklahoma City, OK – Conservatory
07/08 Memphis, TN – Hi-Tone Cafe
07/09 Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
07/10 Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
07/11 Charlotte, NC – Amos’ Southend
07/12 Richmond, VA – Broadberry
07/13 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
07/15 Long Island, NY – Revolution Bar & Music Hall
07/16 Providence, RI – Met Cafe
07/17 Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall
07/19 Quebec City, QC – L’Agitee
07/20 Ottawa, ON – Ritual
07/21 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
07/22 Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
07/23 Milwaukee, WI – Rave Bar
07/24 Minneapolis, MN – The Garage
07/25 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
07/26 St. Louis, MO – Firebird

This weeks Boxscore report features a sampling of the earnings and attendance numbers from recent shows played by:

Queens Of The Stone Age
Nine Inch Nails
Bordy Dalle
Volbeat
Trivium
Digital Summer
All That Remains
Darkest Hour
Wilson

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Filter Welcome New Drummer Greg Garman Of Selena Gomez Fame

Filter have officially welcomed drummer Greg Garman (Selena Gomez & the Scene) into their ranks for the time being. They said of his current placement in the band:

“Some of you probably noticed Greg Garman playing drums for us during our concert in Orlando. He did so well, we’ve decided to take him out with us for awhile. He’s from San Luis Obispo, California, an extraordinary musician and a very interesting person that we think you’ll enjoy meeting. We hope you’ll make him feel welcome.”

Black Label Society To Perform On ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’

Black Label Society will appear as the musical guest on the May 06th episode of ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers‘. The band are scheduled to perform their current single “My Dying Time” on the show. That song appears on the groups newly-released album “Catacombs Of The Black Vatican“.

Brenna Gray—the widow of late Slipknot bassist Paul Gray—was in court yesterday, April 22nd, to testify against Paul‘s doctor Daniel Baldi. Baldi is currently on trial in a Polk County District Court and faces nine counts of involuntary manslaughter relating to Gray‘s death among others. The Desmoinesregister.com was on hand for the proceedings and also posted some video footage of Brenna‘s testimony (see below.)

The prosecution claim that prescriptions given out by Baldi contributed to the deaths of the individuals in question, a claim he has denied. In regards to Paul, Brenna expressed her concerns as to why Baldi continued to prescribe Paul Xanax when it was apparently known he had struggled with abusing it prior.

In particular she mentioned that he was given limited doses of the drug—in this case two day’s worth at a time—to limit him from abusing it. She also stated that she had provided photographic evidence of Paul‘s drug abuse to Baldi, but that he took little concern with it.

Providing details on Paul‘s final days she mentioned that an intervention was staged, which led him to take up residence at the TownePlace Suites—where he was eventually found dead in May of 2010 as a result of overdosing on morphine and fentanyl.

Gray went on to say that she didn’t alert the authorities of Gray‘s drug use as she feared any discovered drugs hidden away in their home would impact the welfare of their then unborn child. She also alleged that she looked to Gray‘s Slipknot bandmates for help, stating:

“One was playing golf two minutes away from our house but couldn’t come. Nobody else cared, nobody was involved. They told me it was my problem.”

The defense for their part argued that only one of the pill bottles found at the time of Gray‘s death was prescribed by Baldi; it being Suboxone, which was intended to help break his opiate addiction. They also noted that neither morphine or fentanyl had ever been prescribed to Gray by Baldi.
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