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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

Fear Clinic“—the new horror film with a supporting role from Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor—will receive its worldwide premiere next month. The film will be given its initial screening as part of the ‘Screamfest Horror Film Festival‘ on October 22nd in North Hollywood, CA.

Taylor—who plays ‘Bauer’ in the film—will also be also be on hand with others involved for a Q&A during the proceedings. A previously released trailer for the feature can be found below:
click here for the video…

Revocation To Film New Music Video In Worcester, MA Tonight

Revocation will be filming a music video for an unspecified track from their new album “Deathless” tonight, September 16th. Director David Brodsky (Whitechapel, Goatwhore) will helm the clip, which will be filmed during the bands set at The Palladium in Worcester, MA. “Deathless” will be released on October 14th through Metal Blade.

Metallica To Release 27 Live Albums On CD This Year, Box Set Also Coming

Metallica‘s next album may still be MIA but the group will have 27 new CD’s released before the years end. Here’s what the group have planned:

“We’ve been extremely proud to offer virtually every show we’ve done in the past ten years as a download within days of the shows happening… sometimes even hours! Over the years we’ve been able to offer more download options adding HD audio and Apple lossless files to the mix, but we still get requests for the “old school” compact disc. To celebrate ten years of Live Metallica, we’re going to make that happen! Starting today through the end of this year, every show that we’ve played in 2014 will be released on CD! We are gonna roll out three shows at a time on Mondays.

We want to keep it simple so we’ll go in order of when the shows were played starting with Bogotá, Colombia, Quito, Ecuador and Lima, Peru from the March South American run. Next week the next three shows will be available and so on. For those of you who want it all, we’re also giving you a chance to pre-order a box set with all 27 shows included, which will ship in December. There’s that special concept of a volume discount and you’ll have a box to store all your CD’s in. CD’s will be priced at the very clever price of $19.81 a pop with the box set at $417.00 (spot the savings!) and you can place your orders at either or in the Met Store.

And for you vinyl junkies, select shows will be released on limited edition 180-gram vinyl early next year. And once again, we here at your friendly Metallica HQ want your input as to which shows you would like to see on vinyl… YOU choose from the 27 shows we’ve played this year by voting for your favs here. We’ll take the top four that receive the most votes and press them up for you to order in early 2015.

Let us know what you think and look for many more releases and some cool box sets in the New Year!”

Here’s a list of all the shows due to be released with all sans the May 12th acoustic set to be made available as double-CD sets:

March 16, 2014 Parque Simon Bolivar, Bogota, Colombia
March 18, 2014 Parque Bicentenario, Quito, Ecuador
March 20, 2014 Estadio Nacional, Lima, Peru
March 22, 2014 Estadio do Morumbi, Sao Paulo, Brazil
March 24, 2014 Jockey Club, Asuncion, Paraguay
March 27, 2014 Estadio Monumental, Santiago, Chile
March 29, 2014 Estadio Ciudad de La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
March 30, 2014 Estadio Ciudad de La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
May 12, 2014 MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit Concert at Club Nokia, Los Angeles, CA
May 28, 2014 Sonisphere at Hietaniemi Beach, Helsinki, Finland
May 30, 2014 Gardet Royal Park, Stockholm, Sweden
June 01, 2014 Sonisphere at Valle Hovin, Oslo, Norway
June 03, 2014 State Prison Open Air, Horsens, Denmark
June 04, 2014 Sonisphere at Imtech Arena, Hamburg, Germany
June 06, 2014 Rock Im Park at Zeppelinfeld, Nurnberg, Germany
June 08, 2014 Rock Am Ring, Nurburgring, Germany
June 09, 2014 Pinkpop Festival at Megaland, Landgraaf, Netherlands
June 28, 2014 Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Great Britain
July 01, 2014 Rock in Rome Sonisphere at Ippodromo Cappannelle, Rome, Italy
July 03, 2014 Rock Werchter at Werchterpark, Werchter, Belgium
July 04, 2014 Sonisphere at St. Jakob-Park, Basel, Switzerland
July 06, 2014 Sonisphere at Knebworth House, Stevenage, Great Britain
July 08, 2014 Aerodrome Festival at Incheba Open Air, Prague, Czech Republic
July 09, 2014 Krieau Rocks at Krieau Open Air, Vienna, Austria
July 11, 2014 Sonisphere at National Stadium, Warsaw, Poland
July 13, 2014 ITU Stadium, Istanbul, Turkey
August 09, 2014 HEAVY MONTREAL at Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal, Quebec

Faith No More’s New Single “Motherfucker” To Get Digital Release

Even if vinyl isn’t your forte you’ll still have a chance to own Faith No More‘s brand new single “Motherfucker“. The group will release that track—their first single single in roughly 18 years—on November 28th as part of this years Black Friday ‘Record Store Day‘ event. 5,000 7″ copies will be pressed for release on that day, with a remix done by J.G. Thirlwell on the b-side.

This is of course not new news, what is new is that Ipecac Records have confirmed that a digital single for the track will arrive a few weeks after the 7″ pressing. The single will be issued via a partnership between Faith No More‘s Reclamation Recordings and Ipecac Records. A new album and a vast amount of touring from the reactivated outfit is expected to follow in the new year.

Fantômas To Release Extensive Vinyl (& Cassette) Box Set In November

The coming live return of Fantômas isn’t all the band have planned for the closing months of 2014. Ipecac Records have just spilled the beans on an upcoming boxset from the group titled “Wunderkammer“. Here’s what they had to say of it:

“Next up we have one of the most elaborate packages we have ever released. We give you a cabinet full of music from Fantômas titled WUNDERKAMMER. This limited edition, over the top package includes vinyl versions of all of the Fantômas records plus a cassette copy of the original Fantômas demo that Mike Patton used to recruit the other members. Neat, huh?”

The set will arrive in time for this years ‘Black Friday’ ‘Record Store Day‘ sale, which takes place on November 28th.

Isis’ Oceanic To Be Reissued In November

Isis‘ 2002 album “Oceanic” will be getting a new reissue through Ipecac Records on November 02nd. More info on what will be featured on this new version of the effort is still forthcoming.

There’s more than a few fans who have called out Max Cavalera for exercising a somewhat limited vocabulary over the years. Perhaps that’s why Guardians Of The Galaxy‘s lovable Groot getting a mashup with Sepultura‘s “Roots Bloody Roots” works so well together.

Check out the the below parody, “Groots Bloody Groots“, that was put together by Luke Gibson. Be warned, there is a bit of a spoiler in the clip if you’ve yet to have seen the movie though. (thanks MetalSucks.)
click here for the video…

’68 (Ex-The Chariot) To Open Select Dates Of Anberlin’s Farewell Tour

’68 (ex-The Chariot) have landed the opening slot on a number of Anberlin‘s final tour dates. Here’s what ’68 currently have booked:

10/10 Jacksonville, FL – Burro Bar
10/11 North Charleston, SC – Skatepark Of Charleston
10/21 Brooklyn, NY – No Sleep CMJ Showcase
10/24 Linthicum, MD – LHUMC
10/25 Woodberry Forest, VA – Woodberry Forest School
11/01 Birmingham, AL – The Forge
11/02 Nashville, TN – Rocketown

With Anberlin:

11/21 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
11/22 Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
11/24 Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
11/25 St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Landing
11/26 Lake Buena Vista, FL – House Of Blues

Puig Destroyer (Thrice/Ex-Curl Up And Die) Premiere “Batflip”

Baseball-loving grind outfit Puig Destroyer (Thrice, ex-Curl Up And Die) are presently streaming “Batflip” from their new self-titled full-length outing. Noisey debuted the following stream of that track today. The album will surface later this month, with a September 30th release on No Sleep scheduled.
click here for the stream…

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