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For Today, Phinehas & Silent Planet Reveal January Mini-Tour

For Today, Phinehas and Silent Planet have a short run of dates booked together for mid-January:

01/14 Springfield, MO – Outland Ballroom
01/15 Nashville, TN – Rocketown
01/16 Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
01/17 Jacksonville, FL – The Murray Hill Theater
01/18 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall

One might argue that The Dillinger Escape Plan already have enough jazz in their arsenal. Allston, MA-based outfit Strange Changes felt different however and upped the ante. As Metal Injection points out, you can now you can hear that groups jazz fusion take on Dillinger‘s “Prancer“, complete with a horn section and keys.
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Metallica Release “Lords Of Summer” 12″ Early

You’re in luck should you be too impatient (or geographically excluded) for the upcoming Black Friday ‘Record Store Day‘ release of Metallica‘s limited edition 12″ for “Lords Of Summer” on November 28th. The band have released the effort early through their own webstore, you can snag it at

Lock Up have had a big lineup shift with vocalist Tomas Lindberg (At The Gates, etc. stepping down and Kevin Sharp of the now defunct Brutal Truth taking his place. While the band have been teasing an official announcement, Lindberg himself recently spilled the beans to Kaaos TV (see below.) As Lindberg revealed, he quit the band due to logistics, etc. and the split was drama-free.
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Nightkin (The Red Chord, Ex-The Black Dahlia Murder) In The Studio

Nightkin have been in the studio recently laying down tracks for a new record they intend to have out next year. The group feature Mike “Gunface” McKenzie of The Red Chord, etc. fame and ex-The Black Dahlia Murder drummer Zach Gibson among their members and shared the below footage of the initial sessions:
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Vision Of Disorder Detail Upcoming “Still” Reissue

The details are now in for Vision Of Disorder‘s planned 12″ limited edition vinyl reissue of “Still“. The effort will be released December 09th through Dignified Bastard, Inc. and features additional bonus tracks. Six color variants are being offered, each with digital download cards included. The revised track listing for the EP, which has since been remastered by Michael Rosen, runs as follows:

01 – “Through My Eyes
02 – “Choke
03 – “Beneath The Green
04 – “Watch Out
05 – “D.T.O.
06 – “No Regret
07 – “Formula For Failure” (live)

You can pre-order the effort over at

Cloudkicker To Release New EP “Little Histories” In December

Cloudkicker will have a new EP titled “Little Histories” released both digitally and on 10″ vinyl on December 01st. The track listing for that outing includes:

01 – “Parliament
02 – “Sky Guide
03 – “Chameleon
04 – “Digital Lightning
05 – “Hassan
06 – “Signal/Noise” (digital bonus track)

The vinyl release of the effort will arrive sometime in January. Until then, you can stream Cloudkicker‘s collaborative live album with members of Intronaut here and pick it up in stores starting today.