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Anaal Nathrakh Set Title To New Album

Anaal Nathrakh‘s new album will be titled “Desideratum” when it arrives through their new label home of Metal Blade Records. The group will reveal more details for the effort next week, offering:

“Finally, we are reaching the stage where things are coming together for the impending release of our new cacophony. For now, we can divulge that the title will be Desideratum. Everything is in Metal Blade‘s hands ready for pressing, artwork is finalised, and the release date is pencilled in pending final confirmation.

Expect an update approximately this time next week with release date, preorder information, and a streaming track from the album. Following that, more information and hopefully preview tracks will be made available in the run up to the day itself. Preparations for triage and all emergency measures should be made now.

Nearly there..”

Today Is The Day Release Trailer & Details For New Album “Animal Mother”

The new Today is The Day album “Animal Mother” will receive its official release on October 14th through Southern Lord. The below trailer was released for the effort, offering a brief taste of some music from it. Both the track listing and cover art for the outing have also been revealed:

01 – “Animal Mother
02 – “Discipline
03 – “Sick Of your Mouth
04 – “Imperfection
05 – “Law Of The Universe
06 – “Outlaw” (Acoustic)
07 – “GodCrutch
08 – “Divine Reward
09 – “Masada
10 – “Heathen
11 – “Mystic
12 – “The Last Strand
13 – “Outlaw
14 – “Bloodwood
click here for the video & cover art…

Century Media Records founder Robert Kampf is branching out with the launch of a new label dubbed Another Century. That venture will skew more towards the hard rock genre with Rev Theory, Like A Storm and The Bloodline (ex-Dirge Within/Divine Heresy). Kampf says of his vision for the label:

“Twenty five years after starting Century Media the excitement to do another version of the label could not be any larger. My undying love for rock has driven the formation of this label Another Century. Over the years great bands like Otherwise and In This Moment have been released on Century Media but sometimes got lost or felt ill mixed among some of the heavier CM bands. Another Century now has a clear path and mission statement: To develop and break the best bands in rock to come!!!”

It would appear the various rock oriented acts currently signed to Century Media are also being shifted over to Another Century. The roster of the labels official website also finds Adrenaline Mob, Fozzy and Otherwise as a part of their roster.

Ex-Betrayal Drummer Tony Ramirez Arrested On Child Pornography Charges (Updated)

Former Betrayal drummer Tony Ramirez has been arrested for possession of child pornography. The group have officially commented on his arrest with the below statement:

“We just wanted to address everything going on with Tony. First, I want to say how shocked and disappointed we are about the allegations in the news regarding him. This is something that we would have never expected to hear about him. With that being said, Tony has not been a member of Betrayal for over two years. He had some unfortunate events happen in his life that did not allow him to commit full time and be a member of this band. If you follow us, you would notice that Tony hasn’t been in our promo pictures or on tour with us in quite some time. We sincerely hope these alegations prove to be false, but regardless, this is something that we do not take lightly and something that shouldn’t be reflected upon Betrayal.”

According to The Columbian, Ramirez was arrested on July 25th in Vancouver, WA. He was found to have uploaded sexually explicit images of minors aged 6-12 engaged in sexually explicit situations with adult males. Google Inc. reported the upload of the images to their servers to the authorities. As it turns out, Ramirez had saved the images to his email account so he could “access them at a later time.”

Ramirez was arraigned on a litany of charges on August 08th, including:
click here for the charges…

Primus, etc. drummer Tim Alexander is officially on the mend following his heart attack and ensuing triple bypass surgery a month ago. Alexander—who intends to rejoin the band on the road this fall—will temporarily be replaced by Tool‘s Danny Carey at the bands shows next month. As Alexander said through the following photos via Instagram:

“5 weeks ago I had the heart attack. 4 weeks ago, triple bypass open heart surgery. Started physical therapy today. Hooked up to the EKG on the tread mill. Thank you deeply for the support from everyone to get me here today. Especially to my wife Shama.”

“Drove myself today to physical therapy. Not easy but doable. Feels good to be closer to normal. Thank you all for your support jn this!”

click here for the images…

This weeks Boxscore report features a sampling of the earnings and attendance numbers from recent shows played by:

Mötley Crüe
Alice Cooper
Alice In Chains
Monster Truck
All That Remains
10 Years
Nothing More
King Buzzo

click here to read on…

Moral Mazes (Far/Jawbox, Etc.) Streaming Debut EP “Magic Tommy Jackson”

Moral Mazes—the outfit that unites Jonah Matranga of Far,etc. with J. Robbins of Jawbox fame—are now streaming their debut EP, “Magic Tommy Jackson“. Have a go at the effort below prior to its September 02nd release on Bridge Nine. Pre-orders for it are up here.
click here for the stream…

Team Sleep (Deftones) Announce Their Return, Invite Fans To New Album Sessions

In news that should shock some, Team Sleep have returned and intend to work on a new album in Woodstock, NY. In addition to that, they are inviting fans to participate in an in-studio album/performance with the band. The group said of their return:

“Dear friends,

Please join us as we create our next record in Woodstock, New York. We’ll gather at Applehead studio, near the base of the Catskill mountains to eat, write, play and record. For a long time, business people, logistics, careers, adulthood, families and the House Republicans have thwarted us, but we’ve continued to make music. At the same time, the creative process has become increasingly fragmented and dehumanized.

With that in mind, we’re very excited to get together with our dear friends, hang out, play music and have a unique experience in a beautiful place. We’d like you to be there, too. Your participation will be essential to the independent creation and release of the live performance and our forthcoming studio record; we look forward to seeing you.

Chino Moreno
Todd Wilkinson
Crook Molina
Zach Hill
Rick Verret
Chuck X

Those who attend the session at Applehead Recording in Saugerties, NY on October 17th-18th will be giving up $500, but in return receive:

“-A hooded sweatshirt with a design which will not be sold outside of this event ( please include your size)
-Silk-screened posters hand made by the band and signed
-A CD featuring previously unreleased music
-A listening party to hear new material the band is working on
-A local, gourmet meal with the band provided Sunfrost Farms
-An in-studio experience with question and answer session as the band works on and records new songs
-A live performance featuring new and old songs
-limited run vinyl of the audio from the live recordings
-A digital download of the audio from the live recordings
-A digital download of the video from the event”

Should you be up for that, head to

Puig Destroyer (Thrice) Sign With No Sleep Records, Stream “Mike Trout”

Puig Destroyer (Thrice, etc.) have found a label home with No Sleep Records and will have their self-titled debut album out on September 30th. Currently a new track from it titled “Mike Trout” can be streamed below via Metal Sucks below. Should you like what you hear you can pre-order the album here.

Puig Destroyer” track listing:

01 – “Baseball: The Best
02 – “Umpshow
03 – “No One Cares About Your Fantasy Team
04 – “No Hitter
05 – “Flags Fly Forever
06 – “Three True Outcomes
07 – “Take Damage
08 – “Trumbomb
09 – “Top Prospect
10 – “Call To The Bullpen
11 – “Wild Horse
12 – “Attrition
13 – “The Road To Omaha
14 – “Underdog
15 – “Twin Killing
16 – “No Pepper
17 – “Tommy John
18 – “Stealing Signs
19 – “Batflip
20 – “Mike Trout

click here for the stream…

Machine Head Announce New Fall Headlining Shows

Machine Head have booked a few warm-up shows on their own just prior to (and in the beginning of) their fall tour with Children Of Bodom, Epica and Battlecross:

09/29 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
10/01 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
10/05 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s

Machine Head will release a new album titled “Bloodstone & Diamonds” in November.

Life Of Agony Announce US Shows

Having just played a series of European dates, Life Of Agony are now setting their sights on the states. The group will be playing the following two shows thus far:

09/13 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
10/18 Worcester, MA – The Palladium (‘Rock And Shock Festival‘)

As with the bands most recent stops, these dates will find the band fronted by Mina Caputo (formerly known as Keith Caputo,) who a few years back embraced a transgender lifestyle.