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Machine Head, Children Of Bodom, Epica & Battlecross Tour Officially Announced

Following a series of missed announcements, the tour previously advertised as the ‘Revolution Society Tour‘ has been officially revealed, and will apparently proceed without the previous branding. The run will still team up Machine Head, Children Of Bodom, Epica and Battlecross and features the same itinerary previously posted on this very site:

10/04 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
10/06 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
10/07 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
10/09 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
10/10 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
10/11 TBA – TBA
10/12 Philadelphia, PA – The Electric Factory
10/14 Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
10/15 Montreal, QC – Metropolis
10/16 New York, NY – Terminal5
10/17 Worcester, MA – Palladium
10/18 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
10/20 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
10/21 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
10/22 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater
10/24 Saskatoon, SK – O’Brian’s Event Centre
10/26 Edmonton, AB – Shaw Conference Centre
10/28 Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
10/29 Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo
10/31 Oakland, CA – The Fox Theater
11/01 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium

Machine Head vocalist/guitarist Robb Flynn said of the coming tour:

Machine Head raised the bar with concert production for 2012 ‘s “Locust” tour, and now we plan to raise the bar again with our biggest US show yet, and the strongest line-up out there for 2014, PERIOD!! This is a MUST SEE event for any heavy metal fan in America! I am stoked that we were able to join up with our friends in Children Of Bodom, one of the premier power metal bands of our time, and our friends in Battlecross, who we toured with on Mayhem last year, and are going to bring the old-school thrash vibe. Epica’s symphonic metal will add a touch of much needed class to the drunken shenanigans that will surely take place on this raucous tour. Come out and be a part of history ladies and gentlemen!!”

Machine Head will have their new studio album out in the fall on Nuclear Blast Entertainment with more details to come. Children Of Bodom‘s Alexi Laiho has also mentioned that the above trek will close out the touring cycle for their “Halo Of Blood” album.

Metallica‘ close out their 2014 European leg of ‘MetOnTour‘ videos with today’s posting of footage from their July 13th, 2014 Istanbul, Turkey show. Besides the usual backstage footage, there’s video of “…And Justice For All” and the bands cover of Bob Seger‘s “Turn The Page” from the performance.
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Wovenwar Preview “Sight Of Shore” & Stills From Upcoming Music Video

Wovenwar (As I Lay Dying, etc.) have a new music video directed by Scott Hansen (A Day To Remember, Impending Doom) in the pipeline and the below stills were recently shared from it. Also posted after the break is a preview of the bands new track “Sight Of Shore“. The bands self-titled debut album is due August 05th through Metal Blade.
click here for the stills & preview …

Melvins Enlist A Few Butthole Surfers For New Album “Hold It In”

A new Melvins album titled “Hold It In” is on course for an October release. Such is the case from recent releases from the outfit, it appears a unique lineup will be featured upon that outing. Both Jeff Pinkus and Paul Leary of Butthole Surfers fame will reportedly be playing throughout the effort. Some touring with that lineup is also apparently being booked.

Godsmack have recorded an acoustic version of their track “Turning To Stone” which will be featured on a bonus CD included with the Walmart-exclusive set of “The Walking Dead” season four, out August 26th. A non-acoustic version of that song will be made available on the groups forthcoming album, “1000hp“.

Avenged Sevenfold‘s latest album “Hail To The King” was officially certified gold for sales in excess of 500,000 in the US this month. The RIAA certified the album on July 16th, 2014 and the group have apparently received their plaques (see below for a photo that came from Trivium that may or may not be the award.)

Meanwhile, guitarist Zacky Vengeance has told that the band expect to begin work on a new album later this year. Following their run on this years ‘Mayhem Festival‘, they plan to hit Japan, and after that, focus on the writing sessions for their next effort. Vengeance said of their plans:

“I think once we get home, the ideas are going to start brewing. I know Syn‘s been writing a ton purely for fun, trying different styles, recording backstage, keeping himself busy. I’ve been thinking of all sorts of ideas, listening to tons of different music to get inspiration — as have all of us.

And being on tour, I’m so inspired. Seeing bands like Body Count with Ice-T out there, they’re so old-school and riff-based and over the top and slightly offensive and it’s fuckin’ awesome. So there’s tons of inspiration that I know we’ll be drawing from.”

Prior to that, the group will be releasing a special CD/DVD set of their “Waking The Fallen” album, now titled “Waking The Fallen: Resurrected” on August 26th.
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Converge brought their former bandmate, Stephen Brodsky of Cave In, back onstage during their ‘This Is Hardcore Fest‘ set at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, PA last night, July 25th. According to those in attendance, they again performed a cover of The Cure‘s “Disintegration“.

According to those in attendance they also teamed up on “Plagues“, “Grim Heart/Black Rose“, “Effigy” and “The Saddest Day“. Fan-filmed footage of the latter from the set has been posted below:
click here for the footage…

More Dates Set For Norma Jean, Night Verses & The Prestige Tour

Further dates have been booked for ‘The Zero Fun Tour‘ with Norma Jean, Night Verses and The Prestige (Eastern Canadian dates only). You can catch it as follows:

08/01 Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub
08/02 Jamestown, NY – LVN Renaissance
08/03 Long Island, NY – Amityville Music Hall
08/04 Montreal, QC – Il Motore
08/05 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
08/06 Kingston, ON – Overtime
08/07 St. Catharines, ON – Coco Cabana
08/08 Toronto, ON – Hard Luck
08/09 London, ON – Rum Runners
08/10 Windsor, ON – The Dominion House
08/11 Lansing, MI – The Loft
08/13 Cudahy, WI – The Metal Grill
08/14 Fargo, ND – The New Direction
08/15 Winnipeg, MB – The Zoo Cabaret
08/17 Edmonton, AB – The Studio
08/18 Calgary, AB – The Den
08/20 Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore
08/21 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
08/22 Richland, WA – Ray’s Golden Lion
08/23 Spokane, WA – The Octagon (‘Octapalooza‘)
08/29 Fort Smith, AR – Hero’s

Born Of Osiris, Betraying The Martyrs & Erra Fall Tour Rumored

For a brief time on this site yesterday you may have noticed a schedule for Born Of Osiris‘ upcoming fall headlining tour. While I was asked to pull the schedule, word on the trek’s lineup has since begun to surface. It appears that Betraying The Martyrs and Erra will be joining the band on that bill which should be announced in around a week or two.

Baroness Guitarist To Perform With Samhain On Fall Tour

Baroness guitarist Peter Adams will be performing with Samhain during their run of shows this fall. The following official announcement regarding that was released from the Danzig camp:

“We can confirm that Peter Adams of Baroness & Valkyrie will be stepping in as ‘Special Guest Guitarist’ along with Glenn, Steve & London for the Just Announced SAMHAIN 30 Bloody Years” Shows in Sept.- Oct.

Here is a quote from the incredible Peter Adams: “I’m truly excited, It’s a great honor to share the stage with SAMHAIN on the 30th Anniversary of Initium! Samhain has helped shape how I’ve played music, and the music I’ve listened to, since i was a teenager and will continue to, on into the future.To be a part of this Legacy is Great Beyond Words!”


09/13 Chicago, IL – Riotfest
10/26 Austin, TX – Housecore Horror Film Festival (Danzig/Samhain set)

Samhain with Goatwhore:

09/19 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern (feat. Kyng)
09/20 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield (feat. Kyng)
10/29 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory (feat. Midnight)
10/31 Washington, DC – Howard Theatre (feat. Midnight)
11/1 New York, NY – Best Buy Theater (feat. Midnight)