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Borknagar Frontman Hospitalized After Suffering Head Injury

Borknagar frontman Andreas “Vintersong” Hedlund has been hospitalized after suffering a head injury. The band commented on his injury:

“This have been a rough week. Seven days ago Mr. V was seriously injured in an falling accident. This resulted in multiple fractures to the skull, brain hemorrhage and momentary dysfunctional hearing on one ear. We have intentionally kept this off the radar, till he felt fit enough to update the public himself. So his post on Facebook today should be regarded as an heartwarming and uplifting statement of his recovery.

We would like to wish our collegua and dear friend all the best, the best possible treatment and a speedy recovery to full health. Also all the best to his closest family, his wife and kids in this difficult situation.

In the current situation Mr. V’ process of recovery and regaining health is the most important thing. The release of our new album might be delayed accordingly, as there is absolutely no option to leave our bro behind or in any way compromise on his recovery.

Get well bro!

—- Ø”

Meanwhile, Hedlund himself offered:

“Seven days ago I was injured in an accident leading to some quite heavy down grade of my physical condition. I fell down and crashed head first on a concrete floor while helping out with a moving some furniture. The accident is only to be blamed by myself due to stress andnot paying enough attention to saftey issues.

I got hurt in different ways. The most significant is three cracks in my head.bleeding in my brain and a disfunctional ear.

Im now trying to cure myself at the hospital and come back full strengt asap. As where I am in my recovery I wish to focus on getting better and not to go through the whole scenario over and over again. Take care of eachother… can show its ugly face when you least expect it

Mr V”

From Autumn To Ashes & Refused Confirmed For 2015 ‘Amnesia Rockfest’

From Autumn To Ashes will be back onstage in the months to come having just been announced alongside Refused for next years ‘Amnesia Rockfest‘ in Montebello, QC. From Autumn To Ashes themselves said of that:

“Here you go. a LITTLE bit early. We’ll be playing at Amnesia Rockfest this June in Montebello Canada. Us and Refused are the only two bands announced so far but we hear it’s a pretty stellar line up. We’ll play some more shows as well.”

We Are Harlot, who are fronted by Asking Alexandria singer Danny Worsnop, are in the process of filming two music videos today. Tracks getting lensed include “Dancing On Nails” and “The One“. Both songs are expected to appear on the bands debut album, due out early 2015 on Roadrunner Records. Until then, the following photos were shared from the shoot. Also available below is a preview of a new song titled “Dirty Little Thing“.
click here for the images…

In This Moment Announce Early 2015 UK Tour

In This Moment have a UK headlining tour booked for early next year:

02/28 Glasgow, UK – Garage
03/01 Leeds, UK – Metropolitan University
03/02 Manchester, UK – Academy 2
03/04 Wolverhampton, UK – Wulfrun Hall
03/05 London, UK – KOKO

I Am Heresy Guitarist Seeking Help For Heroin Addiction

I Am Heresy guitarist Simon Gray is currently trying to kick heroin and his family is hoping to raise $15,000 to get him proper care and on the road to recovery. For more on that head here. In addition to being the guitarist, Gray is also the son of his I Am Heresy bandmate, Nathan Gray, better known as the frontman of Boysetsfire.

The Word Alive Premiere “The Runaway” Music Video

The Word Alive have debuted their music video for their song “The Runaway” below via Band frontman Tyler “Telle” Smith offered with the clip:

“At this point in our career we felt it would be cool to showcase what gave us our start getting into music. The stories of how we got our start aren’t that dissimilar from many of our fans getting their start currently.

I wrote the majority of the treatment which was a new experiment for us. We wanted to put out an idea and have directors come to us with their adaptations of our plan. It just so happened that we felt the person most passionate about the process was Jeremy Tremp.

Jeremy has filmed many videos for Luke as well as a “Getting To Know The Band” video for us a couple years ago. The video shoot was stress free, we actually shot it in Arizona and invited a handful of home state fans to participate.

Instead of shooting a high budget looking video we stripped everything down and just jammed in a garage the way so many of us have in our early days. It felt good to just capture some of the essence of being naive and just loving playing music with your best friends.

The meaning of the lyrics behind the song are how music has been the anchor for our lives. Everyone goes through crazy shit from time to time and we all have found peace through music in those moments. We feel it’s important to write about what music can do, because it’s the most powerful thing we know. It changed our lives, and we hope people watch “The Runaway” and feel that power music holds.

Telle Smith

click here for the video…

With their van having been hit by a drunk driver last night, The Acacia Strain will be missing their immediate planned shows in Canada. The group announced the following of that:

“Due to a drunk driver hitting our van last night, we will be missing tonight in Montreal and tomorrow in Toronto. We PROMISE we will do shows to make these up as soon as we can. See you in Cleveland.”

Venom Announce New Album “From The Very Depths”

Venom will return with their fourteenth studio album on January 27th via Spinefarm Records. “From The Very Depths” has been chosen as the title to the outing, of which vocalist/bassist Cronos had to say:

“This album is perfect, all three members are totally over-the-top confident with the new songs and the production. We had a great atmosphere in the studio while we were recording. Dante created pure thunder from his drums, while Rage tears the flesh off your face with his riffs, making everything fall into place so well. It’s a strong release and really shows the band maturing into an unstoppable force of pure Black Metal. We can’t wait to play the new songs live for the Legions… Hell Yeah!”

Corrections House (Neurosis, Eyehategod, etc.) will be dropping a new live album on December 01st through War Crime Recordings. That set has been titled “Writing History In Advance” and can be pre-ordered here. The band will also be touring in December. For now,  a cover of Neil Young‘s “Cortez The Killer” performed by the band is available at Noisey.

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