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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.

click here for the video…

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.

Xibalba Detail New Album “Tierra Y Libertad”

The new Xibalba album “Tierra Y Libertad” has been given a firm release date and will hit North American stores on January 27th via Southern Lord. Taylor Young (Nails, Twitching Tongues) manned the boards for this latest release while Dan Seagrave created the cover art. Head below for the track listing and album art:

01 – “Enemigo
02 – “Guerrilla
03 – “Invierno
04 – “Pausa
05 – “En Paz Descanse
06 – “Tierra Y Libertad
07 – “Si Dios Quiere
08 – “El Vaci´o
click here for the cover art…

This weeks gigantic Boxscore report arrived a touch late and features a sampling of the earnings and attendance numbers from recent (and not so recent) shows played by:

Hell & Heaven Metal Fest‘: Kiss, Limp Bizkit, Korn, Rob Zombie, etc.
Linkin Park
Of Mice & Men
Aerosmith
Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators
Black Sabbath
Reignwolf
30 Seconds To Mars
AFI
Motley Crue
Alice Cooper
Kiss
Def Leppard
Tool
Failure
Nine Inch Nails
Soundgarden

Vans Warped Tour
Queens Of The Stone Age
Judas Priest
Steel Panther

Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival
Deftones
Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival
Five Finger Death Punch
Volbeat
HELLYEAH
Nothing More
Avenged Sevenfold
Adrenaline Mob
Alice In Chains
Monster Truck
Godsmack
Seether
Sin City Escape
Meshuggah
Staind
Breaking Benjamin
Killswitch Engage
All That Remains
Twisted Sister
King Diamond
Jess & The Ancient Ones
311
Mastodon
Gojira
Kvelertak
Life Of Agony
Diablo Blvd.
A Pale Horse Named Death
Overkill
Municipal Waste
Prong
Yellowcard
Memphis May Fire
Emarosa
Misfits
Chiodos
Blessthefall
Capture The Crown
I Killed The Prom Queen
Queensryche
Great White
Dio Disciples
Bang Tango
Comeback Kid
Gwar
Decapitated
American Sharks
Skid Row
Cannibal Corpse
Suicide Silence
Wretched
Carcass
Architects
Exhumed
Obituary
Noisem
Nonpoint
Gemini Syndrome
Islander
3 Years Hollow
Eluveitie
Metastoll
Tyr
Napalm Death
Deicide
Carach Angren
Abysmal Dawn
Inquisition
Septic Flesh
Finch
Wounds
Maps & Atlases
Helen Earth
Starset
Devour The Day
Pentagram
Touche Amore
O’Brother

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Sepultura & Coheed And Cambria Added To ‘Rock In Rio USA’ Festival

You may recall that the ‘Rock In Rio‘ festivals will make its way to Las Vegas, NV for two installments running from May 08th-09th (rock weekend) and May 15th-16th (pop weekend.) Initial artists announced the six-stage rock weekend included Metallica, Linkin Park, Deftones and more. Both Sepultura and Coheed And Cambria have now been added to that event. The scheduled run for the rock weekend thus far runs as such:

May 08th:
Main Stage: No Doubt

May 09th:
Main Stage: Metallica, Linkin Park, Rise Against

Sunset Stage: Deftones, Sepultura, Coheed And Cambria

Expect a lot more acts to be revealed in the months leading up to the festival. For more details, head here.