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Sylosis Part Ways With Drummer, Announce His Replacement

Sylosis drummer Rob Callard has decided to step down from the group, offering the following statement on his departure:

“Having spent the last 9 years recording music and touring around the world with Sylosis, I have had some of the most memorable experiences of my life. Sylosis has some of the most dedicated and awesome fans and I am honoured to have played a part in music that is so well received. Unfortunately I can no longer dedicate 100% of my time to the touring schedule and therefore to be fair to the band and fans I will step down and allow another drummer to take my place.

I want to say a massive thanks to Alex Bailey, Carl Parnell, Josh Middleton, Adam Foster, Julia Matthews, John Matthews, Stuart Callard, Andrew Matthews, Neil Callard, Abby Vickers, Mike Creech, Malcolm McKenzie, Kelly Renda, Jaap Wagemaker, anyone else involved with the band and every single fan that loves our music or came to one of our shows. It’s been an absolute pleasure!

Rob Callard

His replacement will be Bleed From Within‘s Ali Richardson—who had previously filled in for Callard on select dates. Richardson intends to pull double duty with both bands and said of his addition:

“Very excited to announce that I am now a part of the Sylosis family. I filled in for Rob when Sylosis toured together with my band, Bleed From Within, and Devildriver. I had a total blast on the tour and had great fun playing the songs in a live environment, so it was a no brainer when they asked me to join full time due to Rob‘s departure. Thanks to my brothers in Bleed From Within for letting me take on another band as well as my own, thanks to Josh, Bailey and Carl for this opportunity, and I want to wish Rob all the best for the future. Cheers!

Ali Richardson

Rob Zombie Says New Album Is “Pretty Much Done”

Rob Zombie‘s next album may hit stores as early as the beginning of 2015. Zombie recently spoke of the album to the San Jose Mercury News, among other things, and was quoted as follows:

“I really think this is the best record yet, truthfully. I don’t know if everybody says that — maybe they do. But I really feel that way. I’m not sure when we’ll put it out — probably beginning of next year, maybe — but it’s pretty much done.”

Alien Ant Farm Announce November US Tour

Alien Ant Farm have announced a second leg of dates for their ‘ANTarchy In The USA Tour‘. Zeale will be opening the run, which will take place in November:

11/04 Portland, OR – Tonic Lounge
11/05 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
11/07 Missoula, MT – Stage 112
11/08 Billings, MT – Babcock Theatre
11/09 Willston, ND – DK’s Lounge
11/10 Minot, ND – O’riginal Bar
11/12 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock
11/13 Fargo, ND – Shotgun Sally’s
11/14 Chippewa Falls, WI – Every Buddy’s Bar
11/15 Macomb, IL – The Outskirts
11/16 Des Moines, IA – House Of Bricks
11/19 Arlington Heights, IL – Home Bar
11/20 Pontiac, IL – Freaksters Roadhouse

The band are preparing a crowdfunded new album titled “Always And Forever” for a release in the coming months.

Devin Townsend Project, Periphery & Shining (NOR) Announce European/UK Tour

Devin Townsend Project, Periphery and Shining (NOR) will be touring Europe and the UK together in March:

03/05 Paris, FRA – La Cigale
03/06 Karlsruhe, GER – Substage
03/07 Pratteln, SWI – Z7
03/08 Milan, ITA – Live Club
03/10 Munich, GER – Backstage Werk
03/11 Vienna, AUT – Arena
03/12 Budapest, HUN – A38
03/13 Bratislava, SLO – Majestic
03/14 Prague, CZE – Roxy
03/15 Warsaw, POL – Stodola
03/17 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
03/18 Arhus, DEN – Voxhall
03/19 Oslo, NOR – Rockefeller
03/21 Seinajoki, FIN – Rytmikorjamo
03/22 Helsinki, FIN – The Circus
03/24 Stockholm, SWE – Debaser Medis
03/25 Copenhagen, DEN – Amager Bio
03/26 Bochum, GER – Matrix
03/27 Eindhoven, NET – Effenaar
03/29 Bristol, UK – O2 Academy
03/30 Glasgow, UK – O2 ABC
03/31 Manchester, UK – Academy

Helmet frontman/guitarist Page Hamilton has released a digital compilation of music he’s composed for a number of movies (“Skyhook“, “Sons Of Liberty” & “The Phoenix Rises“) in recent years. Releasing the effort under his own name, the effort has been titled “Movie Music Vol. 1” and can be picked up through Amazon and most other digital music retailers.

Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor was recently asked about why the band parted ways with drummer Joey Jordison by Metal Hammer. Taylor continued to be diplomatic on the topic, offering:

“I can’t talk too much about it because we’re going through the legalities of everything right now and settling everything, but it’s when a relationship hits that T-section and one person’s going one way and you’re going the other. And try as you might to either get them to go your way or try and go their way, at some point you’ve got to go in the direction that works for you. This is me speaking in the broadest terms, with respect to Joey. I guess to sum it up, it was one of the hardest decisions we ever made.”

“We’re all happy right now and we hope that he is. I’ve known him since ’91, and that was before we were in bands together, and he’s incredibly talented; he’s just in a place in his life, right now, that’s not where we are… in the nicest terms.”

When quizzed if drugs were to blame for the split, Taylor had the following to say:

“There’s only so far that I can give an explanation. For me, that has to be a sign of growing up, because before I would’ve just railed at whatever I thought the supposed evil was, but now it’s like, how do you explain to the fans? And that’s the hardest part, because no matter what explanation you give, it’s not gonna make them happy. I’m sure there are fans out there who have their own theories about it…”

Taylor has had little to no interaction with Jordison since the split, telling the magazine:

“I haven’t talked to Joey in a while, to be honest, that’s how different we are. It’s not because I don’t love him and I don’t miss him. And it is painful; we talk about him all the time, but at the same time, do we miss him or do we miss the old him? That’s what it really comes down to. It’s just a fucking shame.”

The band will release their new album “.5: The Gray Chapter” through Roadrunner on October 21st.

Ex-Northlane Vocalist Adrian Fitipaldes Explains His Departure

Former Northlane vocalist Adrian Fitipaldes has offered the following explanation as to why he decided to recently exit the band:

“I understand that the news of my departure from Northlane is a huge shock to everyone, so naturally I wanted to briefly explain why I decided to make this life changing decision.

Long story short, for the majority of my career in Northlane I had been experiencing severe vocal issues. My voice had fully blown out more times than I could count and overtime has reduced my vocal endurance to the point where any screaming at all takes a toll on my voice. With the busy touring schedule Northlane has it became increasingly difficult to manage the situation and started becoming a real source of stress physically and mentally for myself. Sadly it got to a point where I wasn’t able to enjoy the dream we had worked so hard to realise.

When I look back on my years in Northlane I am thankful for all the wonderful and crazy experiences we shared together on the road. Being in Northlane directly influenced the person I am today and I am proud of who I’ve become. These past years have been crucial in the development and transition from my teenage life into adulthood.

I am and will continue to keep active creatively, I will be releasing more of my poetry, photography and possibly my own music in the near future as well. Though above all my own happiness and well being is my main focus at the moment.

Northlane will continue as a band without me and I have no doubt they will continue to achieve even greater feats of creativity and songwriting. I wish my brothers all the best in their future endeavors. This isn’t the end but rather a new beginning for everyone.

I want to thank the band, my family and friends, everyone at UNFD, everyone who I was able to meet during my travels, including all the supporters who made it out to the shows to help me shout out the lyrics and move to the music. I’m eternally thankful for all of you. Your love and support was and has always been a continuing source of inspiration.

This isn’t goodbye, rather I’ll see you all later. Follow your heart, chase your dreams and do what’s makes you happy, life is too short to live any other way.

Peace and love for all.

- Adrian Fitipaldes

Linkin Park‘s set at the Hollywood Bowl last night (September 15th) saw them joined by two special guests. Below you can find pro-shot footage of System Of A Down guitarist/vocalist Daron Malakian reprising his studio role on “Rebellion“. Of Mice & Men frontman Austin Carlile also made a guest appearance, coming out for “Faint“. Fan-filmed footage of that has also been posted:
click here for the footage…

Carnifex Announce October Headlining Tour

Carnifex have announced an October headlining run, here’s what’s booked:

10/06 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theatre
10/08 Denver, CO – The Marquis Theatre
10/09 Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
10/10 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
10/11 Utica, MI – Hatchy’s
10/12 London, ON – London Music Hall
10/24 Oklahoma City, OK – The Conservatory
10/25 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
10/26 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theatre

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