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Miss Fortune have found themselves without a record label after their frontman Mikey Sawyer was arrested and jailed for domestic assault and battery in Tulsa, OK. As it turns out Sawyer was arrested on the charge in Tulsa, OK on October 24th and is due in court on November 04th. The band initially made the following announcement regarding the situation:

“Dear fans and friends alike, we are sad and sorry to announce that we will no longer be performing on the Get Real Tour with The Word Alive and others. Sometimes things are just out of our control. We love you all and hope we can see you again. We still encourage you to go out and see The Word Alive and the other bands on the tour.
- Josh Kikta, Ian Marchionda, Harley Graves, Max Santoro

Following that, Sumerian Records opened the flood gates, adding:

Sumerian Records has dropped Miss Fortune. We do not condone domestic violence, nor would we ever support an artist that does. – Ash

A follow-up statement made by Miss Fortune on the matter read:

“We’d like to point out that the actions of one band member do not represent the actions and viewpoints of the entire band. Yes our singer Mikey is in jail, but no we DO NOT condone his actions. We DO NOT condone domestic abuse. If you’ve met anyone of us in person I’m sure you know we’re a cool bunch of dudes. Saying Miss Fortune condones domestic abuse is a lie, so stop saying it. Thank you.
- Josh Kikta, Ian Marchionda, Harley Graves, Max Santoro

Below you can find Sawyer‘s mugshot. Meanwhile, the charges specify that this was apparently Sawyer‘s first offense. Myka,Relocate will take their spot on the upcoming ‘Get Real Tour‘ with The Word Alive, The Color Morale and more.
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Attila’s Chris Fronzak Wants You To ‘Fronz’ Yourself

Atilla‘s polarizing vocalist Chris “Fronz” Fronzak is giving fans a chance to “Fronz” themselves. Should you wonder what exactly that entails, refer to an example of Fronzak‘s own ‘Fronzing’ below. If you’re still onboard or just want to gawk at Attila fans, head here. Attila will have their new album “Guilty Pleasure” in stores on November 24th.
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Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has been working on crafting some new material as of late and will have one such piece featured in an upcoming episode of ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation‘ that will air on November 02nd. Iommi said of that:

“People have been asking what exactly I’m doing at the moment, we’ll I’m getting back in the studio having tried to make myself rest after the tours. I’m writing, mostly just putting ideas down rather than complete songs. I like to create all sorts of moods with my music and then decide later how they might be used.

One specific piece though is for the CSI TV series that will be aired in the US on November 2nd. I was asked if I’d be interested so I had a look at the footage and came up with an idea they seemed to like. It’s not very long but it was different working with images rather than just music, I’d certainly be up for doing more.”

You may recall that Black Sabbath guest starred in the season 13 finale of the aforementioned show back in May of 2013.

Project 86 frontman Andrew Schwab looks set to branch out with a new project named London Six Echo. He has announced that the new venture, which is described as an “electronic rock band,’ will be out this fall. Project 86‘s crowdfunded new album “Knives To The Future” will likely land first however, with a November 11th release date slated.

Bassist Evan Brewer‘s exit from The Faceless last week hasn’t spelled his end from the metal genre. He has just announced his involvement with Fleshwrought—the metal group headed by ex-Animals As Leaders drummer Navene Koperweis and Job For A Cowboy vocalist Jonny Davy. Brewer said of his latest undertaking:

“Fans of metal music have no fear! I’m so excited to be contributing bass for new FLESHWROUGHT material. Navene-k and I already did one track and it’s coming out great.”

Update – October 29th 2:48pm:

An official stream is now available below:

Original Story:

Bring Me The Horizon debuted a new track titled “Don’t Look Down” today via BBC Radio 1. The song sports a cameo from Orifice Vulgatron of Foreign Beggars and is set for a rescoring of the “Drive” soundtrack put together by radio host Zane Lowe. Thus far a radio rip of the song has been circulating:
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We Came As Romans, Chiodos, Sleepwave & Slaves December Tour Booked

We Came As Romans and Chiodos will hit the road together in December for a trek with opening slots from Sleepwave and Slaves:

12/09 Jacksonville, NC – Holligans (Sleepwave only)
12/10 Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot
12/12 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Sound Stage
12/13 Worcester, MA – Palladium
12/14 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
12/15 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
12/17 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
12/18 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
12/19 Nashville, TN – Rocketown (Sleepwave only)
12/20 Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern (Sleepwave only)
12/21 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade – Purgatory Stage (Sleepwave only)
12/30 St. Petersburg, FL – The State Theatre (Sleepwave only)

Stick To Your Guns have announced their annual charitable ‘Keeping Warm In A Cold World‘ shows. Opening acts include Being As An Ocean and To The Wind with Trial appearing at the 12/13 and 12/14 stops. The four-date run will see a portion of proceeds from each show go towards The Wildlife Defence League. Singer Jesse Barnett said of their choice:

“This year we have decided to give the proceeds of “Keeping Warm In A Cold World IV” to our friends in The Wildlife Defence League. You don’t have to be vegan to understand the importance of what they do. These brave men and women put themselves on the line in hopes to retain and respect the lives of these animals of which are so important to our continued existence. To continue down this path we are going and to allow the slaughter of apex predators that are so important to our ecosystem is detrimental to our planet and everything on it. I fully support Tommy Knowles and The Wildlife Defense League and we hope that this support can help him and his team continue their not only important but necessary work. We need more big picture thinkers and less impulse addicts.”

Stick To Your Guns fans have awhile to wait for the groups new album, “Disobedient“, as it is currently marked for a February 10th release through Sumerian Records.

Keeping Warm In A Cold World IV‘ dates

12/11 Rancho Cucamonga, CA – Nitty Gritty
12/12 Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst
12/13 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
12/14 Seattle, WA – El Corazon

Philip H Anselmo Releases Official Statement On The Passing Of Corey Mitchell

Down, etc. frontman Philip H Anselmo has now given an official statement on the untimely passing of his friend and business partner Corey Mitchell. Mitchell died as a result of a heart attack this past Monday morning at Emo’s in Austin, TX, having just wrapped up the second installment of the ‘Housecore Horror Film Festival‘ the weekend prior—a festival which he and Anselmo co-founded. Mitchell was also co-authoring Anselmo‘s long-awaited autobiography in recent years as well.

Anselmo said of Mitchell‘s passing:

“This is stunning. After a weekend of incredible bands, awesome horror films and masses of fantastic people, tragically, unexpectedly, and with heart-crushing reality, co-founder of The Housecore Horror Film Festival, Corey Mitchell, passed away Monday, October 27th 2014, after the event ended. This is devastating on so many levels, I can’t and won’t go into how tremendous a loss Corey‘s untimely death truly is. I was introduced to Corey first and foremost as a best-selling crime author, and shortly after that meeting I agreed to have him as my co-writer of an unfinished novel I’d been working on. It was his idea to create a horror and film festival that would became The Housecore Horror Festival.

He had a vision, and no one worked harder than him to see the event through. But forget festivals. Forget books. We lost a great friend. From all of us here at Housecore Records, we extend our utmost condolences to his wife, Audra, and his two beautiful young daughters. This is devastating on countless personal levels, and I’m finding it difficult to type these lines. We lost a brother. We lost a great man with a passion for everything that we love. He will be unfathomably missed… RIP Corey. His legacy will never be forgotten, nor will his friendship. With supremely heavy hearts, we mourn. Sincerely – Philip H. Anselmo

Mitchell, who also had made a career as a true crime author, will have a new book titled “Teach Me To Kill” posthumously released in the weeks to come. A fund is also being set up for Mitchell‘s widow Audra and his two daughters.

Ex-DevilDriver Guitarist Jeff Kendrick Speaks On What’s Next

DevilDriver announced that they would be going on hiatus yesterday and that both guitarist Jeff Kendrick and drummer John Boecklin had stepped down from the outfit. Kendrick himself has spoken out on what’s next for himself, stating:

“Want to give a special shout out to my best friend and musical partner since I was 15 @johnboecklin we are both about to embark on our own journeys for now but I have never played with a finer musician in my entire life. I can tell you this: I have heard his new music and even I could not even conceive how fucking brilliant it is. This is next level shit that will completely blow all of you away.

While I re-assess my next musical steps I am extremely excited to fulfill another dream of taking my company All Axess to the next level and cementing us in the music and entertainment business. There are a lot of things wrong with the music industry and many who are outside are clamoring for a solution.I personally feel that the solution must start from within, from an artists perspective and not saying that I have all the answers, but I am confident that our plan will help move things in a different direction.

Again, utmost respect to all of you for being so accepting of my decision. Please welcome the newest members of DevilDriver with open arms-it is never easy for anyone to change band lineups. My heart is heavy today but I look towards the future and what it may bring.

With Love,

Jeff

Trioscapes (Between The Buried And Me) Announce Final Shows Of 2014

Trioscapes (Between The Buried And Me) will wind down their 2014 touring plans with the following run alongside The Bronzed Chorus:

11/30 Greensboro, NC – The Crown
12/01 Richmond, VA – Gallery 5
12/02 Charlotte, NC – The Milestone
12/03 Durham, NC – The Pinhook
12/04 Columbia, SC – Foxfield Bar (no The Bronzed Chorus)
12/05 Athens, GA – Caledonia

A Skylit Drive Debut Acoustic Version Of “Pendulum”

A Skylit Drive‘s acoustic take on their track “Pendulum” has been made available. That version will appear on their forthcoming acoustic album, “Rise: Ascension” and strips down their latest album, “Rise“. The group will have that affair in stores on January 06th through Tragic Hero Records, check out the pre-orders here.
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Slayer Share More Behind The Scenes Footage

Some more behind the scenes footage of Slayer has been shared by Scion A/V, who have recently picked up the bands Tom Araya and Kerry King as paid spokespeople and will be issuing an exclusive track from them in the weeks to come. A new album from Slayer is expected out sometime next year with recording sessions well underway.
click here for the video…

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