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Ex-Chimaira Bassist Slams Mark Hunter As Rumors Swirl Of The Bands Demise

As rumors swirl that guitarist Emil Werstler‘s recent exit from Chimaira is the tip of the iceberg, the bands ex-bassist Jim LaMarca has fired a shot towards his former bandmate, Mark Hunter. Today LaMarca tweeted:

“I wonder when somebody wakes up and realizes he is a total loser and has to find a job and move out of his moms basement #markhunter”

LaMarca‘s comments arrive with some irony given the ribs thrown his way by Hunter in the below joke track, “Notes Don’t Matter Nuthin’“. Hunter previously kept the band going as the sole original member following a mass exodus of members a few years back.
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Devin Townsend Sets October Release For New Ziltoid/DTP Album “Z²”

Devin Townsend‘s new “” double-album will officially arrive in stores on October 28th. Excess proceeds from an extremely successful crowdfunding campaign for Townsend‘s Casualties Of Cool project went towards the new double-album, which pits the Devin Townsend Project against Ziltoid. Townsend said of the effort:

“Hey all!

So it’s been years I’ve been trying to get the energies in line to do another Ziltoid record, and it’s finally happened! Z2 is my new record, and it’s a multimedia event that has taken a ton of people a ton of effort to bring to you! It’s a double album, (one side DTP, and one side Ziltoid) and the concept expands on Ziltoid the alien, and his sci-fi adventures in a way that kind of throws back to 50′s radio plays… but obviously with complicated, heavy music as its soundtrack.

It has taken a great deal of energy to put this all together, and the music is just one of the aspects of it. It’s a dream come true in a lot of ways, and I’m excited and honoured to be able to finalize the project with a live version of the entire record at the famous Royal Albert Hall in London on April 13th of next year! (!!) Basically what we did with The Retinal Circus a few years back will be taken to the next level with Z2 live.

At the end of this process, we reached for the stars, and hopefully got to the moon, and after this album cycle, I will be taking some time to recharge my batteries and see what the next chapter holds. I hope you enjoy this record and all its offshoots, as one of my goals is to hopefully inspire folks to reach for unconventional ways to express themselves as well. We couldn’t have done it without you! See you at the show?


As Townsend mentioned above, a special set will take place at the Royal Albert Hall in London, England on April 13th. Townsend will also be out touring this fall with Animals As Leaders and Monuments on this North American tour.
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Haste The Day Tease New Material

Haste The Day are offering a fifteen second preview of new material they have in the works for their upcoming reunion album via their Facebook. A crowdfunding campaign for that effort is presently underway over at and currently has the band at having raised $89,541 for the effort thus far.

Eyehategod Announce October Shows

Eyehategod have booked the following handful of October shows with more to come:

10/02 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
10/03 Orlando, FL – Backbooth
10/04 Miami, FL – Churchills

Mychildren Mybride Sign With eOne Music/Good Fight Music

Mychildren Mybride have signed a worldwide deal with eOne Music/Good Fight Music and will release a new album through the label in 2015. The bands guitarist Robert Bloomfield said of the album in progress:

“This record is a huge leap for us musically and I couldn’t be happier with how it’s turning out. The songwriting is the best its ever been and I’m even more excited to get back on the road to showcase what we’ve been creating. More info to come soon!”