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He Is Legend Announce October UK Tour

He Is Legend will be playing a UK tour in October and have locked in the following dates thus far with more to come:

10/19 Birmingham, UK – The Oobleck
10/20 Swansea, UK – Static Bar
10/21 Milton Keynes, UK – Craufurd Arms
10/23 London, UK – Boston Music Room
10/24 Derby, UK – Hairy Dog
10/25 Huddersfield, UK – The Parish
10/26 Glasgow, UK – Audio
10/27 Newcastle, UK – ThinkTank
10/28 Manchester, UK – Sound Control
10/29 Stoke, UK – The Underground

The group released their new album “Heavy Fruit” last month.

Slayer Reportedly In The Studio With Terry Date

There’s been a few teases and a lot of questions surrounding Slayer‘s forthcoming fifteenth new album. The group were already in the studio earlier in the year to track their song “Implode” with the production team of Terry Date (Pantera, Deftones) and Greg Fidelman (Metallica, Black Sabbath).

Their current sessions appear to be once again be taking place with at least Date behind the boards, according to the following photo they posted earlier today:
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Episode 10 & 11 of Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta‘s ‘The Jasta Show‘ have now been released. Episode 10 finds Jasta chatting with his Hatebreed bandmate Frank Novinec and ‘Mayhem Festival‘ founder John Reese. Steel Panther drummer Stix Zadinia is the featured guest on Episode 11 . You can hear both episodes below:
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Giraffe Tongue Orchestra—the supergroup comprised of The Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Ben Weinman, Mastodon vocalist/guitarist Brent Hinds, Eric Avery (ex-Jane’s Addiction) and Jon Theodore (ex-The Mars Volta)—have officially entered the studio. Weinman previously revealed the outfit would be recording at the end of August with producer Ross Robinson (Slipknot, Korn). Judging by the below picture (and caption) shared recently by Weinman, those sessions are now finally underway.

“Ross Robinson and I single and ready to mingle. Well actually kinda busy making magic to tape.”

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The first wave of artists have been announced for next years ‘South By So What?!‘ festival, which will take place at QuickTrip Park in Grand Prairie, TX from March 20th-22nd. Those newly confirmed for the fest include:

Black Tongue
Boris The Blade
Dayseeker
Enter Shikari
Ghost Atlas
He Is Legend
Lydia
Mayday Parade
Monuments
Outline In Color
Parables
Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
The Alchemy Index
The Browning
The Maine
The Ongoing Concept
We Came As Romans
Yesterday As Today

Five Finger Death Punch Have Crowdfunded Over $201,000 For Veterans With PTSD

Five Finger Death Punch‘s charitable crowdfunding campaign for a jersey that will benefit veterans suffering from PTSD has been a rousing success. The group originally set out to raise $42,500 via Indiegogo for the campaign. To date they have raised $201,791 with 25 days still remaining. The project finds the band creating a jersey designed by their guitarist Zoltan Bathory with 100% of the profits to go towards organizations who aid vets with the above-mentioned affliction.

Guitarist Emil Werstler Exits Chimaira

Chimaira‘s lead guitarist Emil Werstler has exited the group. Werstler offered of his departure:

“My time in Chimaira has, unfortunately, come to an end. It is time for me to move on as I continue to focus on harvesting my abilities as a musician. I’m very fond of everyone in the band and wish them all the best in the future.

Although this was a difficult choice to make, I feel it was necessary in order to take the next step in my career. The best is still yet to come and I’m very excited for the multiple projects I am working on. I would like to thank the band, management, and, most importantly, all the fans for the endless support and understanding.”

Periphery’s Misha Mansoor Tapped For New ‘Halo 2′ Soundtrack

Periphery guitarist Misha Mansoor and Steve Vai are among the guitarists commissioned to re-record the score for an upcoming re-release of the video game, Halo 2. Their contributions will be made available as part of the ‘Halo: The Master Chief Collection‘ set, which will hit stores on the Xbox One on November 11th. Below you can find a sneak preview of Mansoor‘s work:
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