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Cancer Bats have aligned with Metal Blade Records for the March 10th North American release of their new album “Searching For Zero“. The group worked on the opus with producer Ross Robinson (Korn, Slipknot.) Frontman Liam Cormier said of what went into the effort:

“We were coming out of what was a really heavy year for all of us, with a lot of challenges, non-stop touring and the deaths of people really close to the band. With all of these things we’ve had to deal with this past year, we were all at the point of saying “no more bullshit”, we’ve dealt with everything, nothing is standing in our way. We’ve found our absolute zero, where there can no longer be a negative, and from that point, everything moving forward can only be positive”

Two bonus tracks, “Kill Me Please…” and “Rust And Bone” will be available exclusively with the iTunes edition of the effort. For pre-orders, head to

From Autumn To Ashes Reunion In The Works?

A Twitter account reportedly run by From Autumn To Ashes seems to be hinting at a potential comeback from the outfit. Among the tweets made are the following potentially prophetic lyrics from the bands track, “Kansas City 90210“:

“If I wanted to make a comeback would kids receive me? Unemployment, I’ve been ruined by young hands clapping.”

Korn Announce Early 2015 European/UK Tour

Korn‘s early 2015 plans will include a tour of Europe and the UK, here’s the dates booked thus far:

01/14 Dublin, IRE – 3 Arena
01/16 Sheffield, UK – Motorpoint Arena
01/18 Glasgow, UK – The Hydro
01/19 Newcastle, UK – Metro Radio Arena
01/20 Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
01/22 Liverpool, UK – Echo Arena
01/23 London, UK – Wembley SSE Arena
01/24 Cardiff, UK – Motorpoint Arena
01/26 Nottingham, UK – The Capital FM Arena
01/27 Birmingham, UK – Barclaycard Arena
01/29 Groningen, NET – De Oosterpoort en de Stadsschouwburg
01/30 Cologne, GER – Palladium
02/01 Milan, ITA – Alcatraz

The bulk of tracks from Attila‘s impending new album “Guilty Pleasure” went up on the groups official YouTube channel today. Take a listen to that below. Also hosted after the break is a preview of the bands forthcoming “Proving Grounds” music video. “Guilty Pleasure” is due for a release on November 24th.
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Cattle Decapitation Finishing Up Writing New Album

Cattle Decapitation had a bit to say about their progress with their next album via the following update:

“LOTS of people wondering what’s going on with our “new album” and confusing the “Decade of Decapitation” vinyl reissues with it… Well, we’ve been working very hard on the next album since January and we’re pleased to say we’ll be finished writing next month! Official statement and details on that coming soon!!!”

Deftones Resume Writing New Album, Visited By Ex-Black Sabbath Drummer

Should you be the type that requires more physical evidence of the Deftones‘ ongoing writing sessions for their next album, the below photo should alleviate your concerns. As a special bonus, that photo also finds the band joined by legendary ex-Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward.

In addition to a writing session earlier in the year, the Deftones most recently wrapped another two weeks of writing last month.
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Antagonist Enter The Studio

Antagonist have entered the studio for their next release and offered the following of their plans earlier today:

“Today we enter the studio to record our first independent release since 2005 with the same man who tracked our last EP “Samsara” Mr. Erol Ulug

Some metal luminaries will appear in the upcoming film “Hairmetal Shotgun Zombie Massacre: The Movie“. Among them are Slayer frontman/bassist Tom Araya, Lamb Of God singer Randy Blythe and Morbid Angel‘s David Vincent. The feature is based upon a short story written by Justin Whitney with the screenplay co-written by director Josh Vargas. The following synopsis and behind the scenes footage was provided:

Hairmetal Shotgun Zombie Massacre: The Movie centers on a hairmetal band that is struggling to find its own identity. The members decide to record their first full length album in a creepy cabin located in the middle of a notorious cemetery. Chock-full of weed, coke, and booze, the band discovers a secret in the cellar and unwittingly opens a gate that allows demons to possess the corpses in the surrounding cemetery. Forced to survive the night and with the odds getting slimmer, the band must battle hordes of the demonic undead and hope to get a record deal somewhere in the process.”

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All That Remains frontman Phil Labonte continues to bait the trolls of the metal community with one of his latest posts to social media. That post reads:

“Oh you call me up again just to break me like a promise. Taylor Swift writes songs that smoke all the show offs in “metal””

The topic of metal in general continues to be a prickly subject for Labonte, who has previously said his group transcended the genre in which they initially rose to prominence. All That Remains will release a new album titled “The Order Of Things” on February 24th.

Solid State Records will be celebrating the holidays this coming Monday, November 24th, with the release of a new Christmas compilation titled “Midnight Clear“. The track listing for the outing can be found below:

01 – August Burns Red – “Joy To The World
02 – Fit For A King – “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
03 – For Today – “O Come O Come Emmanuel
04 – Wolves At The Gate – “Come Thou Long Expected Jesus
05 – Memphis May Fire – “He Came With Love
06 – The Ongoing Concept – “Jingle Bell Rock
07 – Forevermore – “Silent Night
08 – Wolves At The Gate – “The King
09 – Becoming The Archetype – “O Holy Night
10 – August Burns Red – “Flurries

A brief preview of August Burns Red‘s “Joy To The World” cover is available after the break:
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