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Megadeth Drummer Shawn Drover Exits The Band

Megadeth drummer Shawn Drover has announced his departure from the outfit via the following statement:

“After 10 years, I have decided to quit Megadeth to pursue my own musical interests. I want to thank Dave Mustaine and the entire Megadeth family, as well as thanking all the amazing Megadeth fans around the world!!! I truly appreciate all of you.

Stay tuned for info on my next musical journey.”

The Black Dahlia Murder Streaming New Covers EP “Grind ‘Em All”

The Black Dahlia Murder‘s covers EP “Grind ‘Em All” is presently streaming online in full below via Exclaim!. The 7″ will be released this coming Friday, November 28th, as part of Black Friday’s ‘Record Store Day‘ festivities. The track listing for that outing shapes up as follows:

01 – “Ripped Up” (Left For Dead cover)
02 – “Rebel Without A Car” (Sedition cover)
03 – “Populous” (Gyga cover)

click here for the stream…

Cruel Hand, Angel Du$t & The Beautiful Ones January North American Tour

Cruel Hand, Angel Du$t and The Beautiful Ones have been booked for ‘The Negatives Tour‘. Dates for that run include:

01/06 Montreal, QC – La Sala Rosa
01/07 Toronto, ON – Parts And Labour
01/08 Cleveland, OH – Now Thats Class
01/09 Pontiac, MI – Pike Room
01/10 Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen
01/11 Lawrence, KS – Jackpot
01/12 Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
01/13 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
01/15 Seattle, WA – Chop Suey
01/16 Eugene, OR – Boreal
01/17 Oakland, CA – Metro Sideroom (feat. Chains)
01/18 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo (feat. Chains)
01/19 Mesa, AZ – Nile Underground (feat. Chains)
01/20 El Paso, TX – Electric Banana
01/21 Dallas, TX – The Door Sidestage
01/22 Austin, TX – Red 7
01/23 Houston, TX – Walters
01/24 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
01/25 Jacksonville, FL – Burro Bar (feat. Frameworks)
01/26 Lake Worth, FL – Propagandha (feat. Frameworks)
01/27 Tampa, FL – Epic Problem (feat. Frameworks)
01/28 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
01/29 Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
01/30 Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
01/31 Cambridge, MA – Middle East (early show)
01/31 Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall (late show)

XTRMST (AFI) Announce Their Live Debut

XTRMST—the straightedge hardcore venture from AFI members—have announced that their live debut will take place at The Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on January 29th. Unfortunately, the event sold out within minutes.

In other news, the band will offer a digital box-set through BitTorrent on December 01st. it will include a digital version of the bands handmade ‘XTRMST Zine‘ and an unreleased song, “Little King“. Their self-titled debut album was released earlier this month on Dim Mak Records.

Blessthefall, Chelsea Grin, Upon A Burning Body and The Family Ruin will be playing some off-dates together from their fall tour supporting Asking Alexandria. Here’s where they will be:

11/29 Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium
12/15 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls
12/18 Lancaster, PA – The Chameleon

The first announcement has been made for the 2015 ‘Reading‘ and ‘Leeds‘ festivals. Metallica lead the charge with Refused (apparently confirming their rumored 2015 return), Pierce The Veil, Jamie T, Run The Jewels, Wilkinson and Manchester Orchestra rounding out the bill. The fests will take place August 28th-30th in Reading & Leeds, UK.

The final interview late Static-X frontman Wayne Static took part in has surfaced over at While there’s nothing too relevatory during the read, there is the following hauntingly ironic closing thought shared by Static:

“It’s been a long journey and honestly, I can’t believe that I’m still relevant to the music scene. I can’t believe I’m still touring and still making records. I never in a million years expected all this. It’s all because of my fans. I have the best fans in the world. They’re hardcore and die­hard. I do it all for them. I keep going for them. I want to keep everyone happy and excited. I realize that’s my job. The reason I’m on this planet is to make people happy.

I used to think my job was to rock out with my cock out and shit like that, but that’s not my job. My job is to make people happy. I go on stage and I see people’s faces light up and I see everyone smiling. I don’t see people fucking banging their heads and shit, I see everyone smiling at me, having a good time and singing along.

I’m just really glad that I can provide that service to everyone and take an hour out of everyone’s shitty day, so that they can have a good time and enjoy themselves. So thanks you to all of my fans for sticking by me. I’m going to keep doing what I’m doing ’til I’m dead.”

Static was found dead on November 01st at the age of 48. His exact cause of death has yet to be determined.

One of Mike Patton‘s (Faith No More, etc.) going concerns is a new project dubbed Tētēma. That outfit finds him paired with Anthony Pateras. The pair will release their debut album “Geocidal” on December 09th through Ipecac. Until then you can find the bands video for their track “Tenz” below courtesy of
click here for the video…

I, The Breather, Exotype, Forevermore & Come The Dawn Early 2015 US Tour

I, The Breather will headline an early 2015 US tour with support from Exotype, Forevermore and Come The Dawn:

02/06 Springfield, VA – Empire
02/07 Fayetteville, NC – The Drunk Horse Pub
02/08 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade – Hell
02/09 Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall
02/10 Orlando, FL – Back Booth
02/12 Tallahassee, FL – Pug’s Live
02/13 Dallas, TX – The Door
02/14 Austin, TX – Dirty Dog Bar
02/15 Houston, TX – Walters Downtown
02/17 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
02/18 Mesa, AZ – The Underground
02/20 San Diego, CA – SOMA
02/21 Van Nuys, CA – White Oak Music
02/22 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
02/24 Reno, NV – Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor
02/26 Seattle, WA – Studio seven
02/27 Spokane, WA – the Big Dipper
02/28 Billings, MT – Pub Station
03/01 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
03/03 West Des Moines, IA – Val Air Ballroom
03/04 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
03/05 St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Hall
03/06 Joliet, IL – Mojoes
03/07 Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theater
03/08 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre and Ballroom
03/10 Albany, NY – Bogies
03/12 Holyoke, MA – The Waterfront Tavern
03/13 Howell, NJ – GameChanger World
03/14 Allentown, PA – Crocodile Rock Cafe