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Scary Kids Scaring Kids/Coma Prevail Vocalist Tyson Stevens Passes Away

Vocalist Tyson Stevens of Scary Kids Scaring Kids/Coma Prevail fame has passed away. Various tributes from his friends have come in since news of his passing began to circulate today. Coma Prevail have posted the following message on his passing:

“Unfortunately the rumors are true. Out of respect for family we will post details soon. Thank you.”

Stevens recently celebrated his 29th birthday. Word on his cause of death was not provided.

Anti-Mortem Call It Quits

Anti-Mortem have decided to disband. The group—who released “New Southern” on Nuclear Blast earlier in the year—announced their decision to call it quits yesterday with the following statement:

Corey Nevada Rado Levi and Zain.. Anti mortem had the greatest times. We all learned alot. We all gained a lot of life experience. Everyone in this band tried their very best. We all love music and we love all the fans we ever made. Thank you so so much for all the help to get us here. Please check out everyones personal artist pags, I promise you we are not done with music.

If you felt the fire of anti mortem you know it burned in all five of us and it always will, so please find it in your hearts to support and love Levi and zain‘s and vada and rado‘s new endeavor. We will be making music till the day we die. We love every single one of you. Thank you for the best ten years.”

Doomriders Book 10th Anniversary Show

Doomriders (Converge, etc.) will ring in their tenth anniversary in December with a special December 07th show at The Sinclair in Cambridge, MA.

Bring Me The Horizon To Premiere New Track “Don’t Look Down” Next Week

There’s a little bit more info to be had regarding Bring Me The Horizon‘s next new song, which is due to debut next Thursday, October 30th. The song is titled “Don’t Look Down” and will be aired as part of BBC Radio 1 host Zane Lowe‘s rescoring of the “Drive” soundtrack. That song arrives in addition to the newly premiered track “Drown“, which you can now watch the music video for here.

Devin Townsend Project Release Lyric Video For New Song “Rejoice”

Devin Townsend has already given Ziltoid his say, now its time for the Devin Townsend Project to chime in. Townsend has released the below lyric video for “Rejoice” through Loudwire. That song appears on the “Sky Blue” half of his new crowdfunded album, ““. The effort is broken into two warring halves, with the Devin Townsend Project taking on the first disc with “Sky Blue“, while Ziltoid commandeers the second disc for “Dark Matters“. “” is headed for an October 28th release on InsideOut Music.
click here for the lyric video…

Skeletonwitch Address The Recent Absence Of Their Frontman Chance Garnette

Skeletonwitch‘s recent shows have been undertaken without their frontman Chance Garnette. The band have issued the following statement regarding that, revealing that they will finish out their immediate touring as a quartet:

“Lately there have been a lot of rumors, speculation, and assumptions, regarding Skeletonwitch. We want to set the record straight.

Unfortunately, Chance is unable to finish out the tour as he has some serious personal matters to attend to. We ask you to respect his and our privacy regarding these matters.

This obviously left us with a very difficult decision to make and we’ve decided to finish out the tour as a 4-piece.

We made the assumption that Skeletonwitch fans attending the shows would rather see 4 of us ripping through our songs, than a piece of paper on the door announcing our cancellation. If the first 2 shows were any indication, we assumed correctly.

You have our sincerest apologies for not being able to bring you the full show, and for canceling the stop in Albany.

We thank everyone for their understanding and their support now and in the future.

Please come out to the remaining shows for riffs, beers, and hi-fives with us. At the risk of sounding too sentimental, music is equally important, if not more so, during rough times as well as the good.

Skeletonwitch is not going anywhere. See you soon.”

Some fan-filmed footage of the bands instrumental set in Brooklyn, NY can be seen below:
click here for the footage…

Second Episode Of ‘Metal Grasshopper’ (Philip H. Anselmo, Etc.) Released

The second episode of ‘Metal Grasshopper‘ has been released. That comedic web series finds Philip H. Anselmo of Down/ex-Pantera, etc. fame schooling comedian Dave Hill in the ways of metal. This latest episode also features cameos from some famous monsters—Frankenberry and Boo Berry. Check it out below courtesy of Metal Injection:
click here for the video…

Metallica To Close Out This Years ‘Blizzcon’

Metallica have been booked to play ‘Blizzcon‘ on Saturday, November 08th. That annual gaming convention will be held in Anaheim, CA and celebrate all things Blizzard Entertainment (‘Starcraft‘, ‘World Of Warcraft‘, ‘Diablo‘, ‘Hearthstone‘, etc.) Coverage of the convention, including the bands performance, will be available via PPV.