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Black Tusk Begin Recording New Album With Toxic Holocaust’s Joel Grind

Black Tusk have begun the recording process for their new album at Audiosiege Studios in Portland, OR. Toxic Holocaust‘s Joel Grind is sitting in for the production duties on this outing, which they expected to have out in early 2015 on Relapse. The band said of the outing:

“This one’s got everything! Get ready for a roller coaster ride! We are super excited to release this one. Everyone will see that this was well worth the wait! Joel was perfect for this album and when you hear it, you’ll see why!”

King Parrot Schedule October North American Dates

Before returning to North American for their December tour with Down, Orange Goblin, etc., King Parrot will be hopping on a number of North American dates in October. Here’s what they have booked for that timeframe:

With Darkest Hour, Unearth, Origin & Carnifex:

10/13 Montreal, QC – Les Foufones Electriques
10/14 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
10/15 Toronto, ON – Opera House

With Child Bite:

10/16 Huntington, WV – V Club
10/17 Pittsburgh, PA – 31st St Pub
10/18 Allentown, PA – Good Weekend
10/19 Albany, NY – Bogies

King Parrot:

10/20 Boston, MA – O’Briens
10/21 New York, NY – The Acheron (‘CMJ Metal Sucks Showcase‘)
10/24 Little Rock, AR – MF Metal
10/25 Austin, TX – Emo’s (‘Housecore Horror Film Festival‘)

Here’s The Cover Art For Faith No More’s New Single “Motherfucker”

This November will see the first new song to be released from Faith No More in roughly seventeen years. The cover art for that track, titled “Motherfucker“, has newly been revealed by Ipecac Recordings,—who are parterning with the bands own label Reclamation Records for the release. You can see that artwork for yourself below.

Motherfucker” is scheduled for a limited edition 7″ release on this years Black Friday ‘Record Store Day‘ event, which falls upon November 28th. 5000 copies of the single will be pressed for the outing, which features a remix done by J.G. Thirlwell on the b-side.

A digital release of the single is due to follow shortly afterwards. Faith No More‘s new album is tentatively due for an April release. Until then, you can find some live footage of “Motherfucker” from tis past summer here.
click here for the cover art…

More Details On Isis’ Upcoming “Oceanic” Re-Release

There’s a bit more details out now for Ipecac Recordings‘ planned November 04th reissue of IsisOceanic“. The new version of the effort has been remastered and will sport new artwork when it lands in stores.

New Stage Announced For 2014 US ‘Knotfest’, The Faceless To Headline

Slipknot‘s ‘Knotfest‘ grows larger with the addition of ‘Stage 004′ to the upcoming festival. The Faceless will headline that stage on October 25th, while Dead For Denver will apparently headline on Sunday, October 26th. Five ‘Headbang For The Highway‘ battle of the bands winners will also appear on each date.

Thus far, Kings Of Carnage and Still Not Dead have been tapped to open on Sunday. Much to their chagrin, Motograter will presumably not be involved. For a complete look at how the other stages shape up for the fest, head here. The US 2014 ‘Knotfest‘ will take place at San Manuel Amphitheater & Campgrounds in San Bernardino, CA October 24th-26th.

Children Of Bodom Frontman To Work On New Material Following Cancelled Tour

With their planned North American tour alongside Machine Head, Epica and more having been cancelled, Children Of Bodom plan to get to work on writing new material. The groups frontman/singer Alexi Laiho said in a recent post on Facebook:

“Top of the morning ladies and gentlemen..well i gotta tell you straight out that this is not a good day. Im sure some of you already know that our north american tour with machine head has officially been canceled, without any fault of our own i might add. I will not go into details on why or what happened but i need you, my friends to know that this had nothing to do with me or cob.

Two days ago i was on the top of the world with my ride and stoked to get out there, crank out metal and raise hell with you guys but today i look like this(i think i managed to take a”selfie”hahaThats alexi being bummed the fuck out at 9am) yesterday that motherfucker(my car that is) over heated and almost left me on the side of the road and 3hrs later i found out that the tour was canceled.funny how life works huh?But hey u know what?

Shit fuckin happens, life goes on and at least now we have an extra month and a half to write new cob shit so instead of focusing on the negative,im gonna start to write music this very second and it will be some angry shit but yea, i guess this is me apologizing on everyone’s behalf that we let you down.

On a happier note i will have a few live performances on my own(will let u know about that later), happening this year so i will see some of you soon!! Lets keep our horns up and try to laugh at fuckin everything and everyone including ourselves at least once a day! Deal?”

Slayer’s Tom Araya Speaks Of New Album Progress & Working With Terry Date

Slayer frontman/bassist Tom Araya chatted with Liquid Metal‘s Jose Mangin and co. last week regarding the bands forthcoming new album which they recently began tracking with producer Terry Date (Deftones, Pantera). Speaking of their progress thus far, Araya offered:

“We’re just getting started, man. We’re laying down drum tracks at the moment, but yeah, we’re just getting started. I’d say we’re two weeks into doing stuff.”

On the material itself:

“There’s stuff that Kerry has been working on for the past almost two years, two and a half years. We started this whole process of writing a new album several years ago–three or four years ago, so it’s been a long process, it’s something that we’ve been doing for a while. So a lot of these songs have been around for a bit and now we’re just trying to figure them out and make them good.”

On working with Terry Date:

“He’s awesome, dude. He’s really, really good. We actually finished up a song that we’re doing for somebody and we put that together in five days, and we went in and recorded it, we did all our parts, and then Terry mixed it and we presented it and it fuckin’ sounds really heavy, man. Sounds awesome, sounds real fuckin’ heavy.”

A full transcription of the chat can be found over at here. Despite Araya‘s excitement for the new material, ex-Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo recently stated it was more of the same.

Decrepit Birth Drummer Lets His Farts Do The Talking (Literally) In New Song

The old cliché goes that most vocalists can be real assholes. Decrepit Birth drummer Samus Paulicelli has taken that to fart heart and recorded the following song with his very own farts serving as the vocals. Paulicelli said of the clip:

“I have done it! Here is FART METAL!!! And yes, every fart you hear is real and came from my own butt-hole”

click here for the video…