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Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe Joins Samhain Onstage At Reunion Show (Updated)

Update – September 14th 6:16pm:

More footage from the set has emerged, including Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe‘s guest appearance on “All Hell“.

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Initial fan-filmed footage of Glenn Danzig leading a reunited Samhain through a set at this weekend’s ‘Riotfest‘ in Chicago, IL can be found below. The set saw the group run through their “Initium” release complete with a guest turn from Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe on “All Hell“. As you can read on Blythe‘s Instagram, the set was a rather large deal for him.

The performance kicked off a fall run of shows for the band, which finds them joined in a live capacity by BaronessPeter Adams.
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Slipknot To Showcase Each Members New Mask Throughout The Week

Depending on the capabilities of your browser, you can take part in a week long look at the new masks of Slipknot‘s members over at their interactive website, A point of interest would be the inclusion of only 8 tiles to be revealed—falling in line with the the apparent hired hand status of the bands as-yet unidentified new bassist and drummer.

A closer look at the masks can be found in the bands The Devil In I” video, which also appears to have given away the identity of the bands new bassist. The outfit will release their new album “.5: The Gray Chapter” on October 21st.

Diecon (Motograter/Ex-The Browning) Stream New Track “Gray Matter”

Diecon is the name of a new electronically augmented metal project that reunites three former members of The Browning. Involved in the group are Brian Cravey (guitars/electronics), Jesse Glidewell (bass) and Noah “Shark” Robertson (also of Motograter) on drums. Cravey said of this fledgling new project:

“After stepping back from the metal scene for the past few years, I decided it was time to start a new project. I started it as a solo effort to scratch my metal itch, but very soon after Noah and Jesse were on-board. Since we have been friends and band mates for years, our chemistry on and off stage is undeniable. We have a lot of material and have only just begun to record. Diecon is strictly instrumental at the moment, but we’re on the hunt for the perfect vocalist. Be on the lookout for new songs, videos, and a full-length EP in the near future!”

After the break you can take in a stream of their first single “Gray Matter“, which is also available for digital purchase at most outlets. Meanwhile, the band are seeking a vocalist with public auditions being held. If you think you’d be the right fit, hit the band up at
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System Of A Down frontman Serj Tankian‘s symphonic piece “100 Years” which he co-wrote with John Psathas will be performed live at The Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena, CA on September 20th. Tankian said of the coming performance:

“Just one week left for the world premiere of my new symphonic piece “100 years“, co-written by John Psathas, honoring the victims of the genocide presented by Lark Musical Society as part of their annual fundraising program. The funds will be used to help teach music and the arts to young and old. They will also play movements 1 and 4 of my first symphony Orca.”

You can find more details here.

The Atlas Moth & The Proselyte Set For October US Tour

The Atlas Moth and The Proselyte have the following October tour lined up together:

10/06 Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
10/08 Denver, CO – Moon Room
10/09 Salt Lake City, UT – Shred Shed
10/10 Boise, ID – The Shredder
10/11 Spokane, WA – The Hop
10/12 Seattle, WA – The Highline
10/14 San Francisco, The Hemlock
10/15 Los Angeles, CA – The Complex
10/17 Tucson, AZ – Southwest Terror Fest
10/19 El Paso, TX – The Sandbox
10/20 Austin, TX – Mohawk
10/21 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s
10/22 Oklahoma City, OK – The Conservatory
10/23 Kansas City, MO – Czar Bar
10/24 Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen

1349 Plot Fall European Tour

1349 will be conducting some ‘raids’ in Europe in November. The group will be touring under the banner of their ‘Chaos Raids European Tour‘ and will play the following shows:

11/12 Munchen, GER – Backstage
11/13 Aalen, GER – Rock It
11/14 Oberhausen, GER – Helvete
11/15 Rotterdam, NET – Baroeg
11/16 Biebob, BEL – Vosselaar
11/17 Paris, FRA – Glazart
11/18 Lyss, SWI – Kulturfabrik
11/19 London, UK – Underworld
11/20 Glasgow, UK – Audio
11/21 Dublin, IRE – Voodoo Lounge
11/22 Manchester, UK – Sound Control

The bands new album “Massive Cauldron Of Chaos” is due September 30th.

About Those Changes At…

If you’ve hit today you’ve likely noticed a few changes. Some are temporary, others are not. First up Disqus has been implemented for commenting. While I understand this may not be your preferred commenting method and appreciate what we had built with the prior system, it unfortunately was in need of an upgrade.

The default WordPress commenting system used prior was effective, but it also had the side effect of causing a lot of server strain as the community continued to grow. Disqus helps to eliminate that unfortunate side effect so hopefully you can adjust and continue to participate in adding your own opinions, snide comments and correcting me on all my rampant morning typos.

Upgrades are now underway for some less crucial functions of the site, hence the current missing view counts, recent comments and top headlines. There’s also been some server instability issues over the last two weeks which are also presently being addressed. Consider this all future proofing for bigger things ahead.

With a little luck everything should hopefully be back up to speed ASAP. Apologies if you’re pissed, shit happens.

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Northlane Frontman Adrian Fitipaldes Exits The Band

Northlane are down a vocalist as Adrian Fitipaldes has exited the group. The band released the following statement on the matter:

“It is with regret that we announce that Adrian Fitipaldes has decided to leave Northlane and will no longer be our vocalist moving forward. Adrian has been a part of Northlane since our inception, but has chosen not to continue on with the band. The four remaining members of Northlane will continue to move forward, and we are looking for a new vocalist. All of our booked dates will happen as planned (either with a fill-in vocalist, or someone new), and we are still working on a new album to be released next year. Additionally we are planning to release new music by the end of the year in the form of a single. We are searching for a new vocalist, and we will be accepting submissions for a replacement. More details are below on that.

Northlane is our passion and something we put every part of ourselves into. We love our fans, our music and our art more than anything, and we live for performing live and making music. Unfortunately, Adrian had found the wear and tear of Northlane and our schedule to be too stressful towards his health, both physically and mentally. What we do is not easy, it takes huge amounts of hard work and dedication, and we respect Adrian for doing what was right for him personally. However, for the rest of us, this is our lives, and our dream. We’ve achieved way too much so far to ever consider stopping now. As such, we will continue on with the same passion and dedication that we have put into our band since its inception.

We are looking for a vocalist who is willing to dedicate themselves to our band, and to put in the same amount of work we have all put in, to dedicate their lives towards their craft and this band. We are looking for someone to be part of Northlane, who has the talent and work ethic to front our band. We are able to work with a vocalist from anywhere in the world. We are looking for someone with a unique range in their voice that can handle both our back catalogue and our plans for the future, which may include pushing their voice beyond what has been done within our band before.

Northlane has always been about progression and creativity, and we want someone to help us continue in that tradition. Everyone in our band is under 25, and our energy and youthful enthusiasm is something that is important for us, so we will be looking for someone within the same age group. Being in Northlane is an incredible journey – we travel the world playing shows to thousands of incredible fans each night – and we want someone who understands and appreciates the opportunities being in this band presents.
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