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Spotted earlier this week, Century Media‘s planned series of In Flames reissues will indeed make their way stateside. Unlike the previous European store listings though, each release will arrive on digipak CD, vinyl and digital formats.

Each also features a number of bonus tracks with the initial wave of “Lunar Strain“, “Subterranean“, “The Jester Race” and “Whoracle” all due out on November 11th. “Lunar Strain” and “Subterranean” in particular will be made available on red vinyl to celebrate their 20th anniversary.

Machine Head’s Planned New Single Revealed

Machine Head look to have chosen the track “Now We Die” to serve as the first single from their eight full-length album. “Bloodstone & Diamonds“. A music video for the track is reportedly in the works. Given past updates from the bands Robb Flynn, this is one of the songs to feature a string arrangement.

Bloodstone & Diamonds” is due to touchdown in stores on November 11th through Nuclear Blast Entertainment with the band having just postponed their US tour to get it finished in time.

Wounds Sign With Razor & Tie

Irish outfit Wounds have landed a multi-album deal with Razor & Tie. Their album “Die Young” will receive a stateside release through the label on November 25th with a trailer available below. In addition to all that, the group have been given the opening spot on Finch‘s upcoming fall tour with Maps & Atlases. They replace Weatherbox on the bill, who recently dropped off.
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Job For A Cowboy Rumored To Be Eyeing November Release For New Album

Job For A Cowboy announced back in July that they had wrapped up their upcoming new album with producer Jason Suecof (Trivium, All That Remains). Not a lot of word on the album has surfaced since, but has been hearing rumors that it will be called “Sun Eater” and surface in mid-November on Metal Blade. The band recruited the drumming talents of Intronaut‘s Danny Walker for the studio sessions on the effort.

Carcass vocalist/bassist Jeff Walker has a guest turn on SSS‘s new track “Dead Wood“. A stream of that song has been launched below. The track appears on the bands forthcoming Prosthetic Records debut, “Limp.Gasp.Collapse.“, out November 10th. For pre-orders, head to this location.
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Punk Goes Pop Vol. 6” will be released through Fearless Records on November 18th and feature some unexpected covers/pairings. Among those most likely of interest to the readers of this site are the following:

Upon A Burning Body (feat. Ice-T) – “Turn Down For What” (DJ Snake & Lil Jon cover)
We Came As Romans – “I Knew You Were Trouble” (Taylor Swift cover)
August Burns Red – “Wrecking Ball” (Miley Cyrus cover)
Tyler Carter (Issues) & Luke Holland (The Word Alive) – “Ain’t It Fun” (Paramore cover)
Crown The Empire – “Burn” (Ellie Goulding cover)
Volumes – “Hold On, We’re Going Home” (Drake & Majid Jordan cover)

A finalized track listing for the set along with music from it should be surfacing in the near future.

A Closer Look At Gwar’s New Female Co-Vocalist Vulvatron have penned a closer look at Gwar‘s new co-vocalist, Kim “Vulvatron” Dylla—who alongside Mike “Blothar” Bishop (formerly Beefake The Mighty)—has taken over the vocals for late frontman Dave “Oderus Urungus” Brockie. Vulvatron shares the vocal duties with Blothar and comes equipped with blood-spewing prosthetic breasts, which you can view in action here.

More photos of Vulvatron can be found below. You can catch Gwar on tour with Blothar and Vulvatron at the helm this fall on this trek with Decapitated, Corrosion Of Conformity, American Sharks and more.

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Rumored New Slipknot Drummer Called A “Shitbag” By Former Bandmate

The evidence continues to mount up that Slipknot have recruited drummer Jay Weinberg as their replacement for Joey Jordison. Today a former bandmate of WeinbergLaura Jane Grace of Against Me!tweeted:

“Dear Slipknot, good luck with that. #shitbag”

Weinberg hasn’t had the best track records with bands in recent years, having an inauspicious departure  see here and here) from Madball and an apparently similar exit from Against Me!.

Slipknot have yet to announce the indentities of their new members, though Weinberg has long been rumored to have taken over the drums, while their new bassist is reportedly is Alessandro ‘Vman’ Venturella. Slipknot‘s new album “.5: The Gray Chapter” is due out October 21st.

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