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Filter Allowing Fans To Interact With Them In The Studio For A Fee

Depending on which way you look at it, Filter‘s current opportunity to allow fans to FaceTime/Skype with them while in the studio is either a unique invitation or yet another way to monetize a band. The group had the following to say of it:

“As many of you know, we’re back in the studio, collaborating with the same amazing team that helped produce two of your favorite albums, Short Bus and Title of Record. We’re offering fans the unique opportunity to share in this creative process in a way that we’ve never offered before by allowing them to FaceTime or Skype with us and the sound engineers that created these platinum albums during a live studio session.

So many of you have contacted us with questions about production and music composition and we thought this would be an excellent way for you observe both via a live, unrehearsed writing/recording session in its raw, spontaneous form. For other fans it offers the ultimate experience to be the first to hear the guitar rifs and lyrics that may eventually be recorded as a part of Filter‘s legacy

These sessions are being offered on a limited basis and may be reserved between the hours of 12-5 pm, (Pacific time) on any day we are scheduled to be in the studio. A full hour is $300, (each additional hour after that is $200), or you can reserve a half hour session for $175. No recording is allowed (screen shots are fine) and we require complete discretion concerning the disclosure of any details of these sessions for obvious reasons.

If you would like additional information or if you’re ready to make a reservation, you can contact us at

We look forward to having you join us.”

The reunited Team Sleep recently charged fans to take part in the studio experience as well. However, they went so far as having them physically attend the sessions, complete with a much more intimate experience.

Xibalba Detail New Album “Tierra Y Libertad”

The new Xibalba album “Tierra Y Libertad” has been given a firm release date and will hit North American stores on January 27th via Southern Lord. Taylor Young (Nails, Twitching Tongues) manned the boards for this latest release while Dan Seagrave created the cover art. Head below for the track listing and album art:

01 – “Enemigo
02 – “Guerrilla
03 – “Invierno
04 – “Pausa
05 – “En Paz Descanse
06 – “Tierra Y Libertad
07 – “Si Dios Quiere
08 – “El Vaci´o
click here for the cover art…

This weeks gigantic Boxscore report arrived a touch late and features a sampling of the earnings and attendance numbers from recent (and not so recent) shows played by:

Hell & Heaven Metal Fest‘: Kiss, Limp Bizkit, Korn, Rob Zombie, etc.
Linkin Park
Of Mice & Men
Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators
Black Sabbath
30 Seconds To Mars
Motley Crue
Alice Cooper
Def Leppard
Nine Inch Nails

Vans Warped Tour
Queens Of The Stone Age
Judas Priest
Steel Panther

Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival
Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival
Five Finger Death Punch
Nothing More
Avenged Sevenfold
Adrenaline Mob
Alice In Chains
Monster Truck
Sin City Escape
Breaking Benjamin
Killswitch Engage
All That Remains
Twisted Sister
King Diamond
Jess & The Ancient Ones
Life Of Agony
Diablo Blvd.
A Pale Horse Named Death
Municipal Waste
Memphis May Fire
Capture The Crown
I Killed The Prom Queen
Great White
Dio Disciples
Bang Tango
Comeback Kid
American Sharks
Skid Row
Cannibal Corpse
Suicide Silence
Gemini Syndrome
3 Years Hollow
Napalm Death
Carach Angren
Abysmal Dawn
Septic Flesh
Maps & Atlases
Helen Earth
Devour The Day
Touche Amore

click here to read on…

Sepultura & Coheed And Cambria Added To ‘Rock In Rio USA’ Festival

You may recall that the ‘Rock In Rio‘ festivals will make its way to Las Vegas, NV for two installments running from May 08th-09th (rock weekend) and May 15th-16th (pop weekend.) Initial artists announced the six-stage rock weekend included Metallica, Linkin Park, Deftones and more. Both Sepultura and Coheed And Cambria have now been added to that event. The scheduled run for the rock weekend thus far runs as such:

May 08th:
Main Stage: No Doubt

May 09th:
Main Stage: Metallica, Linkin Park, Rise Against

Sunset Stage: Deftones, Sepultura, Coheed And Cambria

Expect a lot more acts to be revealed in the months leading up to the festival. For more details, head here.

Fear Factory Cancel European/UK Tour With Intronaut

Fear Factory have backed out of their planned European tour early next year with Intronaut in order to focus on their forthcoming new album, which they recently wrapped up tracking the drums for with Mike Heller. The band said of the change in plans:

“To our fans in Europe, the UK, and Ireland; We regretfully MUST postpone the tour until summer 2015 in order to complete our forthcoming , and ninth, studio album. This is an important album for us, so we wish to complete it properly so that we release a great album for our fans. We will see you soon!”

Relapse Records‘ past will return to the present when the label celebrates its 25th anniversary throughout 2015. Founder Matt Jacobson said about the impending milestone:

“In 1990 I started Relapse as a teenager in my parents’ basement. It was a dream with a simple mission: to share the music that I was so passionate about with as many people as possible. Over the course of 25 years we have had the honor of working with a diverse array of amazing artists and releasing a vast catalog of incredible records that includes numerous influential and genre defining albums. We are very proud that we have been able to bring the music that we love to a global audience.”

In addition to some festivities at next years ‘Maryland Death Fest‘, the label will be reissuing a number of albums on deluxe vinyl. An excerpt from a press release on that reads:

“First and foremost, Relapse will be reissuing a significant amount of classic and underground titles from throughout the label’s history on deluxe vinyl. Albums from artists like Mastodon, Nile, Dillinger Escape Plan, Neurosis, Amorphis, Incantation, Human Remains, and many many more will get the deluxe reissue treatment after being long out-of-print or never-before-available on wax. Additionally, a special, super limited silver colored vinyl of every record released/reissued in 2015 will be made available exclusively from”

Periphery Premiere New Song “The Scourge”

Periphery have unleashed the first proper taste of their new double-album “Juggernaut“. Below you can hear “The Scourge” from “Juggernaut: Alpha“. January 27th is the scheduled release date for both halves of the separately released “Juggernaut” saga, “Juggernaut: Alpha” & “Juggernaut: Omega“. Pre-orders for the albums have also now been launched and can be obtained here.
click here for the stream…