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Hate Eternal Announce New Drummer

Hate Eternal have revealed their new drummer to be Chason Westmoreland. Band founder Erik Rutan said of the latest addition:

“Please give a warm welcome to our new drummer Chason Westmoreland!!! We are extremely excited to have Chason join Hate Eternal and add his monstrous style to the band! Chason is an incredibly dynamic drummer and has really added a powerful and beastly element to the band and our new record. Chason has finished all of his drum tracking and did an amazing job!! We cannot wait to finish and release the new Hate Eternal album for a 2015 release!! Lots of touring to follow! There is a brief interview with Chason and I as well as some RAW audio/video footage from a GoPro in Mana Recording Studios!! Enjoy!…….RUTAN

For the aforementioned interview head over to Sickdrummermagazine.com, meanwhile, you can direct your eyes below for the footage. This month has found the band tracking a new album for Season Of Mist which will surface in the new year.
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Napalm Death will release their new album “Apex Predator – Easy Meat” through Century Media on January 27th in North America. Vocalist Mark “Barney” Greenway said of the title/concept:

“Sometimes you have to ponder long and hard for an album title, but following the Rana Plaza disaster of last year (collapse of a textile sweatshop building in Bangladesh), it spurred me on to try and craft an exposé of slave labour in the modern world (and the surrounding conditions propping it up).

Some in power like to declare that slavery is consigned to the history books. But if you look beneath the surface it is alive and well in many different forms – it just has a different face now, and exists in ways that may seem ethically ambiguous. Using the terminology of evolution particularly interests us, so in this case the ‘Apex Predator’ represents those who bring the slavery to bear (and capitalise from it), and the ‘Easy Meat’ is of therefore those who feel they have no option but to comply.

Fittingly, the music on ‘Apex Predator – Easy Meat‘ is punishing. We feel it’s more ambient, more expansive, more unsettlingly discordant than ever, and importantly, still extremely rampant at excessive speed. We hope in every respect – both musically and lyrically – this album will make your eyes burn with the harsh sonics and harsh visions of the dumping ground of globalisation.”

Revealed song titles include:

Copulating Snakes
Dear Slum Landlord
What Is Past Your Prologue
Stunt Your Growth

Along with an appearance on the 2015 ‘70,000 Tons Of Metal‘ cruise and a European/Japanese run, the group reportedly have a North American tour in the works for early next year. That trek looks set to feature the band headlining alongside Voivod, Exhumed, Iron Reagan and Black Crown Initiate. Leaked dates for that thus far include:

01/29 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
01/31 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
02/19 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
02/22 Hollywood, CA – House Of Blues
02/24 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater

Expect an official announcement soon. Confirmed European/Japanese dates:

11/07 Wroclaw, POL – Alibi
11/08 Chemnitz, GER – Arena (feat. Hatebreed)
11/09 Hannover, GER – Capitol (feat. Hatebreed)
11/10 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof (feat. Hatebreed)
11/11 Genf, SWI – L’ Usine (feat. Hatebreed)
11/12 Ludwigsburg, GER – Rockfabrik (feat. Hatebreed & War Of Ages)
11/13 Bochum, GER – Matrix (feat. Hatebreed & War Of Ages)
11/14 Oldenburg, GER – Amadeus (feat. Morser)
11/15 Weissenhäuser Strand, GER – Metal Hammer Paradise
11/21 Paris, FRA – Le Trabendo
11/22 Eindhoven, NET – Speedfest

With Brutal Truth:

11/26 Tokyo , JAP – Liquidroom
11/27 Osaka, JAP – Club Quattro
11/28 Nagoya, JAP – Electric Lady Land
11/30 Tokyo, JAP – Earthdom

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

Five Finger Death Punch
Volbeat
HELLYEAH
Nothing More
A Day To Remember
Bring Me The Horizon
Motionless In White
Chiodos
Mastodon
Gojira
Kvelertak
King Diamond
Jess And The Ancient Ones
The Pretty Reckless
Adelitas Way
Shadows Fall
Nashville Pussy

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Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor sits in with Hatebreed vocalist Jamey Jasta on episode 31 of ‘The Jasta Show‘. That episode went live today and can be seen below. Taylor had a lot to say throughout the course of the chat, offering that he was still hopeful that Slipknot would one day tour with Mushroomhead.

He also hopes that ‘Knotfest‘ can eventually expand to more cities in the years to come. Taylor also unveiled the tentative title for Stone Sour‘s upcoming covers album, for which tracking sessions have been taking place lately. According to Taylor the effort will likely be titled “Meanwhile In Burbank“. Release details for that effort remain pending.
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Bring Me The Horizon have commented on their divisive new song “Don’t Look Down” (stream it here.) The inclusion of rap via Foreign BeggarsOrifice Vulgatron and dubstep elements appear to have rubbed more than a few of the groups fans the wrong way, enough so that the band explained their intentions with the track:

“We appreciate the level of passion both good and bad for DLD. We are really proud of what we created, but at the same time, we understand peoples confusion and panic after hearing the track. We were approached by radio one to score a piece of music for a rescore of the movie Drive. Now if you’ve seen Drive i’m sure you will agree neither anything from our previous albums, nor drown would of fit very well with the vibe of that particular movie, so we decided to create a piece of music that did justice to the amazing scene we was given.

we took the opportunity to make something completely different, to do something completely different, something that we wouldn’t usually do- although I feel that doesn’t really make sense anymore, because we never do the same thing 2x. We experiment, we change it up, We take risks because we don’t want to stay the same and we want to breathe life into this lacklustre genre, and we want to keep you guessing whats coming next.

Big up Orifice Vulgatron of Foreign Beggars for collaborating on the track, And once again, if you can tune into BBC 3 tonight at 10 and watch the whole movie, its an amazing project, and we think we smashed our part, and hope you guys feel the same once you’ve seen it. Peace, BMTH “

Miss Fortune have found themselves without a record label after their frontman Mikey Sawyer was arrested and jailed for domestic assault and battery in Tulsa, OK. As it turns out Sawyer was arrested on the charge in Tulsa, OK on October 24th and is due in court on November 04th. The band initially made the following announcement regarding the situation:

“Dear fans and friends alike, we are sad and sorry to announce that we will no longer be performing on the Get Real Tour with The Word Alive and others. Sometimes things are just out of our control. We love you all and hope we can see you again. We still encourage you to go out and see The Word Alive and the other bands on the tour.
- Josh Kikta, Ian Marchionda, Harley Graves, Max Santoro

Following that, Sumerian Records opened the flood gates, adding:

Sumerian Records has dropped Miss Fortune. We do not condone domestic violence, nor would we ever support an artist that does. – Ash

A follow-up statement made by Miss Fortune on the matter read:

“We’d like to point out that the actions of one band member do not represent the actions and viewpoints of the entire band. Yes our singer Mikey is in jail, but no we DO NOT condone his actions. We DO NOT condone domestic abuse. If you’ve met anyone of us in person I’m sure you know we’re a cool bunch of dudes. Saying Miss Fortune condones domestic abuse is a lie, so stop saying it. Thank you.
- Josh Kikta, Ian Marchionda, Harley Graves, Max Santoro

Below you can find Sawyer‘s mugshot. Meanwhile, the charges specify that this was apparently Sawyer‘s first offense. Myka,Relocate will take their spot on the upcoming ‘Get Real Tour‘ with The Word Alive, The Color Morale and more.
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Attila’s Chris Fronzak Wants You To ‘Fronz’ Yourself

Atilla‘s polarizing vocalist Chris “Fronz” Fronzak is giving fans a chance to “Fronz” themselves. Should you wonder what exactly that entails, refer to an example of Fronzak‘s own ‘Fronzing’ below. If you’re still onboard or just want to gawk at Attila fans, head here. Attila will have their new album “Guilty Pleasure” in stores on November 24th.
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Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has been working on crafting some new material as of late and will have one such piece featured in an upcoming episode of ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation‘ that will air on November 02nd. Iommi said of that:

“People have been asking what exactly I’m doing at the moment, we’ll I’m getting back in the studio having tried to make myself rest after the tours. I’m writing, mostly just putting ideas down rather than complete songs. I like to create all sorts of moods with my music and then decide later how they might be used.

One specific piece though is for the CSI TV series that will be aired in the US on November 2nd. I was asked if I’d be interested so I had a look at the footage and came up with an idea they seemed to like. It’s not very long but it was different working with images rather than just music, I’d certainly be up for doing more.”

You may recall that Black Sabbath guest starred in the season 13 finale of the aforementioned show back in May of 2013.

Project 86 frontman Andrew Schwab looks set to branch out with a new project named London Six Echo. He has announced that the new venture, which is described as an “electronic rock band,’ will be out this fall. Project 86‘s crowdfunded new album “Knives To The Future” will likely land first however, with a November 11th release date slated.

Bassist Evan Brewer‘s exit from The Faceless last week hasn’t spelled his end from the metal genre. He has just announced his involvement with Fleshwrought—the metal group headed by ex-Animals As Leaders drummer Navene Koperweis and Job For A Cowboy vocalist Jonny Davy. Brewer said of his latest undertaking:

“Fans of metal music have no fear! I’m so excited to be contributing bass for new FLESHWROUGHT material. Navene-k and I already did one track and it’s coming out great.”

Update – October 29th 2:48pm:

An official stream is now available below:

Original Story:

Bring Me The Horizon debuted a new track titled “Don’t Look Down” today via BBC Radio 1. The song sports a cameo from Orifice Vulgatron of Foreign Beggars and is set for a rescoring of the “Drive” soundtrack put together by radio host Zane Lowe. Thus far a radio rip of the song has been circulating:
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We Came As Romans, Chiodos, Sleepwave & Slaves December Tour Booked

We Came As Romans and Chiodos will hit the road together in December for a trek with opening slots from Sleepwave and Slaves:

12/09 Jacksonville, NC – Holligans (Sleepwave only)
12/10 Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot
12/12 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Sound Stage
12/13 Worcester, MA – Palladium
12/14 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
12/15 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
12/17 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
12/18 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
12/19 Nashville, TN – Rocketown (Sleepwave only)
12/20 Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern (Sleepwave only)
12/21 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade – Purgatory Stage (Sleepwave only)
12/30 St. Petersburg, FL – The State Theatre (Sleepwave only)

Stick To Your Guns have announced their annual charitable ‘Keeping Warm In A Cold World‘ shows. Opening acts include Being As An Ocean and To The Wind with Trial appearing at the 12/13 and 12/14 stops. The four-date run will see a portion of proceeds from each show go towards The Wildlife Defence League. Singer Jesse Barnett said of their choice:

“This year we have decided to give the proceeds of “Keeping Warm In A Cold World IV” to our friends in The Wildlife Defence League. You don’t have to be vegan to understand the importance of what they do. These brave men and women put themselves on the line in hopes to retain and respect the lives of these animals of which are so important to our continued existence. To continue down this path we are going and to allow the slaughter of apex predators that are so important to our ecosystem is detrimental to our planet and everything on it. I fully support Tommy Knowles and The Wildlife Defense League and we hope that this support can help him and his team continue their not only important but necessary work. We need more big picture thinkers and less impulse addicts.”

Stick To Your Guns fans have awhile to wait for the groups new album, “Disobedient“, as it is currently marked for a February 10th release through Sumerian Records.

Keeping Warm In A Cold World IV‘ dates

12/11 Rancho Cucamonga, CA – Nitty Gritty
12/12 Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst
12/13 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
12/14 Seattle, WA – El Corazon

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