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Black Crown Initiate Drop Off Canadian ‘Summer Slaughter Tour’

Van troubles have forced Black Crown Initiate to exit the ongoing Canadian ‘Summer Slaughter Tour‘. The band said of their situation:

“After continuing van troubles, we have been forced to drop the remainder of the Summer Slaughter Canada tour. We are doing our best to bring our live show to your town more reliably in the future: if you would like to help us out, you can do so by purchasing some of our merchandise at blackcrowninitiate.bigcartel.com (to be updated this week) or by donation through Paypal, at blackcrowninitiate@gmail.com. Or by simply spreading the word! Thank you, friends.”

This is of course not the first transportation trouble to be suffered on the tour as The Faceless‘ van was claimed by a rogue moose earlier in the week.

Isis (The Band) Struggling With The Fallout Of Sharing A Name With Jihadists

Though they disbanded in June of 2010, Isis have largely kept their catalog and merch alive via their Facebook. With the rise of ‘ISIS’ (aka the Islamic State Of Iraq And Syria) and the ensuing conflict in the Middle East, the bands life after death hasn’t gotten any easier. They’ve recently had to alter their profile to reflect that they are the band and not the Jihadist state.

Former drummer Aaron Harris (now of Palms) told abcnews.com that the situation has caught them off guard and that some fans have been reluctant to wear the groups merch as a result.

Despite the fallout, Ipecac Recordings claim that the bands merch sales have not been affected by the negative association. The situation is unfortunate, but not unprecedented. You may recall that Anthrax underwent somewhat similar troubles during the 2001 Anthrax attacks.

The Devil Wears Prada have signed on to headline the September 27th date of the Chicago area incarnation of Rob Zombie‘s ‘Great American Nightmare‘. The band will be joined by TBA special guests at the show with further details available at Greatamericannightmare.com.

Asking Alexandria Demoing New Material

While frontman Danny Worsnop will soon be devoting his focus to WeAreHarlot, Asking Alexandria guitarist Ben Bruce continues to forge ahead with new material. As he tweeted this morning:

“14 demos for next @AAofficial album finished musically and it is without a doubt the best we have ever fucking written. So excited ; )”

The Last Ten Seconds Of Life Drop Off I Declare War, Etc. Tour

Having recently lost Oceano, the ‘The Heavier Than Heavy Tour‘ has been hit by another setback with The Last Ten Seconds Of Life now exiting the bill. The tours headliner I Declare War said of that:

“We have received some unfortunate news over the last couple days that due to transportation issues Oceano will not be able to make the rest of The Heavier Than Heavy Tour. In addition, The Last Ten Seconds of Life just got word of a very serious family medical emergency and need to go home immediately to be with their loved ones during this time. The shows so far on the tour have been fucking amazing and we will be finishing out the rest of the tour with Barrier and Invent, Animate. Come on out, bang your head and let’s do some shots!

8/23: Austin, TX at Red 7
8/24: Oklahoma City, OK at The Conservatory
8/26: Lawrence, KS at Jackpot Music Hall
8/27: Denver, CO at Marquis Theater
8/28: Salt Lake City, UT at The Loading Dock
8/29: Boise, ID at The Shredder
8/30: Spokane, WA at The Hop”

Photos Emerge Of Arrested Scott Weiland Impostor

TMZ have now obtained photos of Jason Michael Hurley—the man who apparently had fooled Beverly Hills, CA police into thinking he was Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland. Hurley was picked up around a month ago after a shoplifting arrest led to a possession of meth charge.

He has apparently purported to have been Weiland since. You can read how that story played out last night here. One such photo of Hurley can be found below with more available at the fist link mentioned above:
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Iron Reagan Seek Portland, OR Fans For “Miserable Failure” Music Video Shoot

Iron Reagan (Municipal Waste, etc.) are seeking fans to attend and take part in their upcoming “Miserable Failure” music video shoot. Director Whitey McConnaughy (Red Fang, OFF!) will be shooting that clip in Portland, OR this coming Tuesday, August 26th-28th. Those interested in attending can find more details here. Iron Reagan will release their new album “The Tyranny Of Will” through Relapse on September 16th.

You Can Now Own The Chair From Alice In Chains’ “Angry Chair” Video

Though currently unauthenticated, an ad running on Craigslist is claiming to be selling the chair from Alice In Chains‘ “Angry Chair” music video. As the ad states:

“For sale, the original ANGRY CHAIR from the famous ALICE IN CHAINS music video for their hit song “angry chair.” that’s right, this is the same angry chair sat in by none other than layne staley! own a piece of rock n roll history!

some background: i was a PA on the video way back when, and after the shoot wrapped, took the chair home. since then, it’s just been sitting in my garage collecting dust. i hate to sell it, but i need to downsize. plus i’m clean now and have two kids, and i’m just not as angry as i used to be.

the chair is perfect for sitting in and just raging out. a few dents, but in otherwise great condition.

$1,500 OBO — if interested, email with your favorite AIC album and why you think you’re angry enough for the chair. money isnt important to me, just want to give the angry chair a good home.

god bless and rock on”

The “Angry Chair” video itself is available for viewing after the break:
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The Bad Chapter (Ex-Attack Attack!, Etc.) Sign With InVogue Records

The Bad Chapter have made their home on the roster of InVogue Records and will enter the studio on September 06th to track their debut outing for the label. The band feature Phil Druyor (I Am Abomination, ex-Attack Attack!) and will be tracking the outing with producer Nick Ingram for a winter release. The following video was released along with word of the signing:
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Miss May I Work With Affliction Clothing On “You Want Me” Music Video

Miss May I have launched a music video for their track “You Want Me” for which they teamed up with Affliction. The latter said of the shoot:

Miss May I approached us with an idea to film a video for one of their leading singles off of the upcoming album “Rise Of The Lion”. the concept was to show the continuing internal struggle of their character, that originally started with getting a massive tattoo of the bands logo on a fans back. we were more than stoked to help out. the band came down to our hq offices and performed “You Want Me” inside our full size boxing ring. we then brought in two of our amazing fighters, Marlen Magee and Matt Doyle, to perform a realistic fight sequence as if they were in a real fight. what we got was more than amazing. check out the video below to see how it all came out. thank you Miss May I and team for allowing us to be a part of this amazing experience!”

You can see the end result for yourself courtesy of here after the break:
click here for the video…