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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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Slipknot’s Jim Root Calls Stone Sour A “Sinking Ship”

Slipknot guitarist Jim Root continues to speak out against his former band, Stone Sour. Root was fired from the band back in May. Given his recent comments, many suspect his personal issues with the group are with guitarist Josh Rand. Talking with TeamRock Radio recently, Root stated:

“I spent 12 years helping that band, writing songs for that band and doing things for them. When people conspire and turn their back on you because you have a bigger obligation to get to, it’s a little bit like, ‘Well, I guess that’s that.’

But when people don’t give you any reasons then all you can do is speculate. If people are going to make decisions like that for their career, I honestly would rather get on the life raft and get away from that sinking ship.

Maybe there’s neurotic people who are nervous and don’t know what their future is – so they have to make rash decisions to try to make sure they have a future. But that’s short-sighted. I tend to look past the end of my nose for my future.

Hey, if that’s what they feel they needed to do so they could go play another month’s worth of shows and do a cover record, then more power to you, have fun with that. I know where my passion lies and where my brothers are.”

Dog Fashion Disco To Film Baltimore, MD Show For Live DVD

Dog Fashion Disco will be filming their December 13th set at the Ottobar in Baltimore, MD for a future live DVD release, details for which have yet to be announced. The groups remaining dates for 2014 include:

12/12 Trenton, NJ – Championships
12/13 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
12/14 Watkins Glen, NY – Bullpen North

Sylosis Debut Animated Music Video For “Leech”

Sylosis have debuted an animated music video for their new track “Leech“. Kerrang! debuted the clip, of which frontman/guitarist Josh Middleton offered:

Leech is the second single off the new album. I would say the album is probably our heaviest to date but this song showcases a more melodic and stripped back side to what we do. It’s a really dark, sinister doomy sounding song and we thought it would be cool to try something a bit different for the video and have it reflect the vibe of the music. We’ve always wanted to have an animated music video and it allows for a bit more creativity and makes it stand out.”

The new album he refers to is “Dormant Heart“, which the band will release on January 13th through Nuclear Blast.

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Filter Allowing Fans To Interact With Them In The Studio For A Fee

Depending on which way you look at it, Filter‘s current opportunity to allow fans to FaceTime/Skype with them while in the studio is either a unique invitation or yet another way to monetize a band. The group had the following to say of it:

“As many of you know, we’re back in the studio, collaborating with the same amazing team that helped produce two of your favorite albums, Short Bus and Title of Record. We’re offering fans the unique opportunity to share in this creative process in a way that we’ve never offered before by allowing them to FaceTime or Skype with us and the sound engineers that created these platinum albums during a live studio session.

So many of you have contacted us with questions about production and music composition and we thought this would be an excellent way for you observe both via a live, unrehearsed writing/recording session in its raw, spontaneous form. For other fans it offers the ultimate experience to be the first to hear the guitar rifs and lyrics that may eventually be recorded as a part of Filter‘s legacy

These sessions are being offered on a limited basis and may be reserved between the hours of 12-5 pm, (Pacific time) on any day we are scheduled to be in the studio. A full hour is $300, (each additional hour after that is $200), or you can reserve a half hour session for $175. No recording is allowed (screen shots are fine) and we require complete discretion concerning the disclosure of any details of these sessions for obvious reasons.

If you would like additional information or if you’re ready to make a reservation, you can contact us at OfficialFilter1@gmail.com.

We look forward to having you join us.”

The reunited Team Sleep recently charged fans to take part in the studio experience as well. However, they went so far as having them physically attend the sessions, complete with a much more intimate experience.