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Shots Fired And Concertgoers Stabbed At 2014 ‘Firefest’ In Cleveland, OH

Violence plagued the second night of the 2014 ‘Firefest‘ which was held in part at the Foundry Concert Hall in Cleveland, OH this weekend. According to a report on 19actionnews.com, shots were fired and numerous attendees were stabbed as a result of a large brawl at the venue. Four victims were taken to the hospital—some suffering knife wounds to their face—while ten individuals were taken into custody by the police. The incident occurred around 7:45pm on a night that was scheduled to see the likes of Ringworm, Death Before Dishonor, Weekend Nachos and more play.

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‘New’ Sunny Day Real Estate Song “Lipton Witch” Available For Streaming

Following it’s release yesterday as part of a ‘Record Store Day‘ split with Circa Survive, the first new Sunny Day Real Estate track in well over a decade has wound up online. You can hear the song—titled “Lipton Witch“—below. It was written and recorded during some short-lived recording sessions that took place around the bands 2009 reunion run.
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Godsmack Finish Recording New Album

According to this posting made by band frontman Sully Erna a mere few hours ago, Godsmack have completed the recording sessions for their new album. Erna said of that:

“We are officially DONE recording! And this record is BAD ASS! Haven’t been this excited in awhile! Hope u all love it! 1st single out soon!”

The band worked with producer Dave Fortman (Slipknot, Evanescence) on the outing.

Within The Ruins Frontman Tim Goergen Hospitalized

Within The Ruins frontman Tim Goergen has been hospitalized with an undisclosed heart/liver ailment. The band said of his condition earlier today:

“Yesterday morning Tim checked into a hospital here in Western Mass for a second time since our tour began four days ago. We will unfortunately not be performing at today’s Eat Your Heart Out Fest, as we are waiting for clarity on Tim’s condition and release. Tim informed us a few weeks before leaving for tour that he was experiencing chest and stomach pains. After his first doctor visit he was advised to “take it easy” if he did do the tour. At this point all we know is that he is experiencing heart/liver complications, will not be released today, but is stable”

Attila frontman Chris Fronzak has released “The Most Inspiring Book Ever“, which finds post card style photos of him photoshopped against various backgrounds offering ‘inspirational’ quotes. Some of those include:

“Don’t be a fuck”

“Drink Capri Sun, eat beef jerky, fuck bitchez”

You can pick up the book (see the cover below) now at Merchconnectioninc.com. Meanwhile, perhaps inspired by the release of the book, Fronzak also posted the following blog update in which he argues in his own intelligence:

“Many people have a preconceived notion about me that I am some unintelligent annoying douchelord of sorts, which couldn’t be further from the truth. While some choose to accept that and look no further into who I am, a lot of you have already seen past that and know that I’m actually quite the contrary- A smart individual that cares about his fans and has good intentions.

To understand me, you first have to understand that I have an extremely crude sense of humor & sarcasm. What simple-minded people view as “douchey” is really just the outer levels of my sarcasm as it’s finest. I was an honors student throughout my entire schooling career who had a free college scholarship because of my high GPA (which I turned down because I chose to pursue my dreams). So now you’re probably asking yourself- “Well if he’s so smart then why the fuck does he write lyrics like that?”

To be honest, that’s what I enjoy writing! I was never into “deep sentimental lyrics” growing up, in fact, I despised that shit. It was cheesy and unappetizing to the 14 year old me. I was a rebel and I wanted rebellious music to fuel my high school soundtrack. I listened to bands along the likes of Fight Paris growing up, and I absolutely despised the trend of “Christian Metal” that started happening around that same time. It just never made sense to me (it still doesn’t TBH). That is why I write the way I write. I am writing music for the 14 year old me.

If I could give you one piece of advice, all I would need to say is “Books & Bikes”! With people’s lives becoming more and more consumed by computers and technology, we are losing touch with two of the most important things- books & bikes!

While you can still read on the Internet, it’s way too easy to get sidetracked. Go to the book store or library, grab some books, and read them all! Fuck school, just read books! There’s nothing you can’t learn from a book, and the more you read, the smarter you will become. It’s that simple….”

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Machine Head’s New Track “Killers & Kings” Streaming Online

An unofficial stream of the demo version of Machine Head‘s newly-released track “Killers & Kings” has begun floating around the net and can be heard below. The song was released yesterday, April 19th, as part of a limited edition ‘Record Store Day‘ 10″. It is the first taste of music to arrive from the bands new album which will see a release later this year.
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No Machine (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Etc.) Debut New Music Video

No Machine—who are anchored by The Dillinger Escape Plan drummer Billy Rymer—have debuted the music video for their eponymous new track below. A free digital download of the song is also available here. Director Mitch Massie (Cattle Decapitation, Retox) oversaw the video. A debut EP from the outfit titled “Volume One” should be arriving soon.
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Unearth Perform New Song Live In Ottawa, ON (Updated)

Fan-filmed live footage of Unearth performing what appears to be a new song in Ottawa, Ontario this past Tuesday, April 15th, can be seen below. The band have a new album recorded for a release later this year and will likely be releasing it in the next few months after they celebrate the 10th anniversary of “The Oncoming Storm” with this tour.

Update – April 19th 5:39pm:

More footage has now been posted.

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Cattle Decapitation Announce Summer European Tour

Cattle Decapitation have announced a summer European tour that will see them joined by Possessed on numerous dates:

07/18 Trutnov-Battlefield, CZE – Obscene Extreme
07/19 Mittelsinn, GER – Grindtastic Open Air
07/20 Bratislava, SLO – Randall
07/21 Innsbruck, AUT – PMK (feat. Possessed)
07/22 Vienna, AUT – Arena (feat. Possessed)
07/23 Tolmin, SLO – Metaldays
07/24 Milano, ITA – Magnolia Open Air (feat. Possessed)
07/25 Tannheim, GER – Schwarzer Adler (feat. Possessed)
07/26 Steenwijk, NET – Stonehenge Festival
07/27 Oberhausen, GER – Helvete (feat. Possessed)
07/28 London, UK – The Garage (feat. Possessed)
07/29 Cologne, GER – Underground
07/30 Belgium – TBA (feat. Possessed)
07/31 France – TBA (feat. Possessed)
08/01 Erfurt, GER – Club From Hell (feat. Possessed)
08/02 Aalen, GER – Rock It (feat. Possessed)
08/03 Moormerland, GER – Phönix (feat. Possessed)
08/04 Copenhagen, DEN – Pumpehuset (feat. Possessed)
08/05 Oslo, NOR – Oya Festival
08/06 Esbjerg, DEN – Konfus
08/07 Gävle, SWE – Getaway Rock Fest
08/08 Alicante, SPA – Leyendas Del Rock