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Ringworm, Macabre & Panzerfaust Tour Booked For October

A fall tour featuring Ringworm, Macabre and Panzerfaust is in the works, here’s the itinerary:

10/03 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
10/05 Kansas City, KS – Riot Room
10/08 Cheyenne, WY – Ernie November
10/09 Englewood, CO – South Moe’s
10/10 Salt Lake City, UT – Burt’s Tiki
10/11 Boise, ID – The Shredder
10/13 Portland, OR – Slabtown
10/14 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
10/17 Oakland, CA – Oakland Opera House
10/18 Los Angeles, CA – 13th Frame Lounge
10/19 Las Vegas, NV – LVCS
10/21 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
10/22 Albuquerque, NM – Sisters
10/23 Lubbcok, TX – Jake’s Backroom
10/24 Dallas, TX – 3 Links
10/25 Austin, TX – Housecore Horror Fest
10/26 Longview, TX – The Levee
10/27 Little Rock, AR – Vinos
10/28 Memphis, TN – Hi Tone

Memphis May Fire Reportedly Set For Fall Tour With Yellowcard

Memphis May Fire appear to be planning to tour with Yellowcard this fall. The below dates for the trek recently slipped out:

10/16 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
10/17 San Diego, CA – North Park Theatre
10/18 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
10/19 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
10/21 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
10/22 San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live
10/23 Houston, TX – House of Blues
10/25 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
10/26 Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor
10/28 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
10/29 Charlotte, NC – Amos Southend
10/30 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
10/31 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
11/02 New York, NY – Best Buy Theatre
11/03 Philadelphia, PA – The Electric Factory
11/04 Boston, MA – House of Blues
11/06 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
11/07 Pontiac, MI – Crofoot Ballroom
11/08 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
11/09 Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
11/11 Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
11/12 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
11/14 Reno, NV – Knitting Factory
11/15 Los Angeles, CA – Club Nokia
11/16 San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom

Valkyrie (Baroness) Sign With Relapse Records

Valkyrie have locked in a recording deal with Relapse and will have their new eight-song album out through the label in early 2015. Recording sessions for it took place recently at Analog Studios in Champaign, IL with Sanford Parker (Nachtmystium, Pelican) producing. Valykrie feature Baroness guitarist Pete Adams and his brother Jake Adams among their lineup, as well as Alan Fary (Earthling) and Warren Hawkins on drums.

Jake Adams said of the new album:

“We are really excited about this new record. Some of these songs we have been working on for many years and we are glad to see them have a proper release on an excellent label. This new record will be a step up in terms of song dynamics and musicianship from the previous albums. We think our fans will dig the fresh approach to the classic Valkyrie sound.”

Some previously released material from the group can be heard at Bandcamp.

Primus To Release New Book “Primus, Over The Electric Grapevine…”

Primus and their frontman/bassist Les Claypool have a new book titled “Primus, Over The Electric Grapevine: Insight into Primus And The World Of Les Claypool” coming on September 16th. The group worked with Greg Prato on it, with the official product description running as follows:

Primus, Over the Electric Grapevine: Insight Into Primus and the World of Les Claypool is a fascinating and beautifully curated oral history that tells the tale of this truly one-of-a-kind seminal band. Compiled from nearly fifty all new interviews conducted by journalist/author Greg Prato, this collection—which also features a 16-page full-color photo insert with rare and never-before-seen images—is sure to appeal to longtime fans of the band.”

Among those interviewed for the book were:

Kirk Hammett (Metallica)
Geddy Lee (Rush)
Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine)
Tom Waits
Stewart Copeland (The Police)
Chuck D (Public Enemy)
Matt Bellamy (Muse)
Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Matt Stone (‘South Park‘)
Mickey Melchiondo (Ween)
Trey Anastasio (Phish)

Pre-orders for it can be found here. A new album inspired by the music from the original film adaptation of ‘Charlie And The Chocolate Factory‘, touring behind it and the bands own branded chocolate bars are also on the way.
click here for the cover art…

Weedeater To Tour & Record New Album In September

You can add a new album and touring onto Weedeater‘s plate alongside their upcoming reissues. Reissues of their albums “…And Justice For Ya’ll” (out September 02nd) and “Sixteen Tons” (out September 30th) are already in the pipeline via Season Of Mist.

Also in the works is a new album with engineer Steve Albini (Zao, Nirvana) again behind the boards which they will begin recording in September as well. Some shows have been lined up to lead them into that studio time:

09/05 Richmond, VA – Fall Line Fest
09/06 Wilmington, NC – Ziggys by the Sea
09/07 Salem, NC – Ziggys Winston
09/08 Huntington WV – V Club
09/15 St Paul, MN – Turf Club
09/16 Champaign, IL – Highdive
09/17 St Luis MO – FuBar
09/18 Johnson City TN – The Hideaway
09/19 Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall
09/20 Atlanta, GA – 529

Slipknot Do Some More Teasing Via Cryptic Texts

A new post over at Slipknot‘s Facebook has some more potential insight into the various cryptic texts that have accompanied the various teasers the group have posted over the last few weeks. The obvious assumption would be song lyrics and titles, but who knows. You can check that out after the break. Meanwhile, There’s a good chance that some concrete details on the bands new album may arrive tomorrow.
click here for the post…

Linkin Park Readying Acapellas & Instrumentals Version Of “The Hunting Party”

Budding remixers may be interested in Linkin Park‘s plans to release the acapellas and instrumentals version of their newest album “The Hunting Party“. The group will see that it hits iTunes and Amazon on August 12th.

The Hunting Party (Acapellas and Instrumentals)” track listing:

01 – “Keys To The Kingdom” (Acapella)
02 – “All For Nothing” (feat. Page Hamilton) (Acapella)
03 – “Guilty All The Same” (feat. Rakim) (Acapella)
04 – “War” (Acapella)
05 – “Wastelands” (Acapella)
06 – “Until It’s Gone” (Acapella)
07 – “Rebellion” (Acapella)
08 – “Mark The Graves” (Acapella)
09 – “Final Masquerade” (Acapella)
10 – “A Line In The Sand” (Acapella)
11 – “Keys To The Kingdom” (Instrumental)
12 – “All For Nothing” (Instrumental)
13 – “Guilty All The Same” (Instrumental)
14 – “The Summoning” (Instrumental)
15 – “War” (Instrumental)
16 – “Wastelands” (Instrumental)
17 – “Until It’s Gone” (Instrumental)
18 – “Rebellion” (Instrumental)
19 – “Mark The Graves” (Instrumental)
20 – “Drawbar” (Instrumental)
21 – “Final Masquerade” (Instrumental)

click here for the cover art…

Exodus Reveal Cover Art For New Album “Blood In, Blood Out”

Exodus have revealed the track listing and tentative release date for their new album “Blood In, Blood Out“. The group will reportedly have the effort out in North America on October 14th and enlisted artist Par Olofsson to do the below cover art for it.

Blood In, Blood Out” will see the return of vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza. Former Exodus guitarist Kirk Hammett (now of Metallica) also appears on the effort, guesting on a track titled “Salt In The Wound“.
click here for the cover art…

Set And Setting Announce Summer Headlining Dates

Set And Setting will commence touring the US mid-next month on a trek that will now included a handful of headlining shows. The group will be playing shows in support of their Prosthetic Records debut “A Vivid Memory“, out September 02nd.

08/15 Gainesville, FL – Loosey’s
08/16 Birmingham, AL – The Forge (feat. North)
08/17 New Orleans, LA – Hey! Cafe (feat. North)
08/18 Memphis, TN – Hi Tone Cafe (feat. North)
08/19 Springfield, MO – Lindbergs (feat. North)
08/21 Nashville, TN – Cafe Coco
08/21 Johnson City, TN – The Hideaway (feat. Mouth Of The Architect)
08/22 Savannah, GA – The Jinx (feat. Mouth Of The Architect)
08/23 Tampa, FL – Southern Darkness Fest @ Orpheum (feat. Pelican, Black Tusk, etc.)
08/25 Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern (feat. Mouth Of The Architect)
08/26 Raleigh, NC – Kings (feat. Mouth Of The Architect)
08/27 Richmond, VA – Gallery 5 (feat. Mouth Of The Architect)
08/28 Philadelphia, PA – Connie’s (feat. Mouth Of The Architect)
08/29 Brooklyn, NY – The Acheron (feat. Mouth Of The Architect)
08/30 Boston, MA – Great Scott (feat. Mouth Of The Architect)
09/01 Burlington, VT – Nectar’s
09/02 Montreal, Canada – Casa Del Popolo
09/03 Montclair, NJ – The Meatlocker
09/04 Washington DC – The Pinch
09/05 Greensboro, NC – Hippo Records
09/06 Atlanta, GA – TBA

Hacktivist To Release New Song Next Week

Hacktivist will have a new track titled “False Idols” out next week. The group recorded and mixed the song themselves and will put it up this coming Monday, August 04th. Along with a number of festival appearances in the weeks to come, the band will be headlining the following tour of the UK with Dead Harts and The One Hundred:

11/14 Milton Keynes, UK – Crauford Arms
11/16 Norwich, UK – Open
11/17 Hull, UK – Fruit
11/18 Sheffield, UK – Corporation
11/19 Preston, UK – 53 Degrees
11/20 Edinburgh, UK – Electric Circus
11/21 Aberdeen, UK – Tunnels
11/22 Glasgow, UK – King Tuts
11/24 Liverpool, UK – Kazimier
11/25 Cardiff, UK – Clwb Ifor Bach
11/26 Swansea, UK – Sin City
11/27 Exeter, UK – Cavern
11/28 Plymouth, UK – White Rabbit
11/29 Brighton, UK – Audio
12/02 Bristol, UK – Exchange
12/03 Birmingham, UK – Institute Temple
12/04 Manchester, UK – Roadhouse
12/05 Leeds, UK – Cockpit
12/07 Southampton, UK – Joiners
12/08 Guildford, UK – Boiler Rooms
12/09 Southend, UK – Chinnery’s
12/11 London, UK – Islington Academy

Stray From The Path, Counterparts & Expire Tour Rumored

Stray From The Path, Counterparts and Expire are rumored to be planning a fall tour together. A wealth of dates for the trek have slipped out so far:

10/08 Lemoyne, PA – The Championship
10/09 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Loft
10/10 Buffalo, NY – Waiting Room
10/11 Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
10/12 Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache
10/13 Detroit, MI – Shelter
10/14 Columbus, OH – Skully’s Music Diner
10/15 Louisville, KY – The Vernon Club
10/16 Indianapolis, IN – The Irving Theater
10/17 Iowa City, IA – Blue Moose
10/18 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
10/19 Memphis, TN – Hi Tone Cafe
10/20 Nashville, TN – The End
10/21 Birmingham, AL – The Forge
10/22 Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall
10/23 Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
10/24 Raleigh, NC – Southland Ballroom
10/25 Richmond, VA – Strange Matter

Thus far no official announcement of the trek has been made.

Sinch’s Jay Smith Diagnosed With ALS, Band Plan Awareness/Benefit Show

Sinch ‘viditar’ player Jay Smith has been diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). The band offered the following statement about their plans to raise awareness and funds for the disease:

“As you may know, earlier this year our friend and bandmate Jay Smith was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease).

ALS is a misunderstood and grossly underfunded disease that remains untreatable, not because some of the best doctors and researchers in the world aren’t working on it, but because there isn’t enough awareness or funds for the research needed to find a cure. The sad fact is that all doctors agree with more funding we could have a cure and save the lives of people dying with the disease, like Jay is.

We’ve been pretty much inactive as a band since 2012 when we released our fan-funded album “Hive Mind” but if there’s any reason for us to get the band back together on the same stage, this is it. And we’re hoping you can help.

We’re hoping to put together a show in the Philadelphia area as part of “90 Days for a Cure”, the first campaign being run by Jay’s very own 90 Foundation to raise money and awareness for the fight against ALS. We’re still in the planning stages but are looking to get something together quickly as the 90 Days for a Cure started on July 15 and goes through Oct 15. We’re still looking for bands that are interested in joining us through our own network of contacts, but we can use all the help we can get, so if you have any contacts with established acts please send them our way or forward this email to them and ask them to get in touch.

We’re planning this show for the Philadelphia area but events will be scheduled in other cities as well. If you’re interested in finding out how to organize a show in your area, let us know.

Also, for the foreseeable future, ALL PROCEEDS from sales of our music and merch will be going to the 90 Foundation, so one of the easiest ways to help is to buy something from our online store. We’re also going to be auctioning off some unique items and doing anything else we can to raise money for this campaign.

If you think there’s anything you can do to help, please get in touch.”

Theories Sign With Metal Blade Records

Metal Blade Records have signed Theories to their roster. The outfit are comprised of ex-members of Book Of Black Earth, Skarp and Samothrace. Drummer Joe Axler commented:

“After grinding hard for almost 4 years we had finally taken a (short) break from touring to record our first full length record engineered by Derek Moree at Red Room Studios and mastered by Scott Hull at Visceral Sound and are extremely excited with the results. During a tour around the states to Marlyand Death Fest, just after recording, we fell upon the ears of the label we will be releasing with, Metal Blade, we couldn’t be happier with this new relationship and plan on continuing to go hard and bust as many fucking ear drums as possible. Grind hard or stay fucking home!”

Theories dates:

With Early Graves:

08/01 Reno, NV – The Alley
08/02 Salt Lake City, UT – Shred Shed (feat. The Drip)
08/03 Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre (feat. The Drip)
08/04 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
08/05 Scottsdale, AZ – Pubrock
08/06 Los Angeles, CA – Five Star Bar
08/07 San Bernardino, CA – Black Flame Collective
08/08 San Francisco, CA – Thee Parkside


08/09 Oakland, CA – Burnt Ramen
08/10 Eureka, CA – The Ink Annex (feat. The Drip)

Protest The Hero To Appear On ‘Naked News’

Members of Protest The Hero were on the set of ‘Naked News‘ today, July 31st, filming a ‘Turn It Up’ segment. As the program’s title hints at, the show finds various females delivering the news while wearing their birthday suits. A very NSFW picture from their visit to the set can be found over at Twitter.