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Gigan, Pyrrhon & Artificial Brain Announce Fall North American Tour

Gigan, Pyrrhon and Artificial Brain (Revocation) will be touring as part of the ‘Interstellar Intellect Tour‘ this fall:

09/11 Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class
09/12 Toronto, ON – Rancho Relaxo
09/13 Montreal, QU – L’alizé
09/14 Quebec City, QU – Salle Unisson
09/15 TBA – TBA
09/16 Providence, RI – Dusk
09/17 Albany, NY – Bogies (feat. Fit For An Autopsy)
09/18 Holyoke, MA – The Waterfront Tavern
09/19 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus Bar
09/20 Clementon, NJ – Harper’s
09/21 Baltimore, MD – The Sidebar (‘Psychodeathia Fest‘)
09/22 Raleigh, NC – The Maywood
09/24 Covington, KY T- he Backstage
09/25 Atlanta, GA – Swayze’s
09/26 Pensacola, FL – The Handle Bar
09/27 Austin, TX – The Lost Well
09/28 Fort Worth,TX – Tomcats West
09/30 Denver, CO – 3 Kings
10/03 Glendale, CA – The Complex
10/04 San Diego, CA – Til Two Club
10/06 San Francisco, CA – Elbo Room
10/08 Seattle, WA – El Corazon Lounge
10/09 Vancouver, BC – Funky Winkerbeans
10/11 Bozeman, MT – The Complex

Unlocking The Truth‘s recording contract with The Cherry Group/Sony was officially approved in a NY court this past Tuesday, July 22nd. A judge had to approve of the contract due to the band members ages, which range from 12-13. Following the successful approval of the contract—which could potentially net them 1.7 million if they meet some lofty sales goals—the group entered the studio this week with producer Johnny K (Disturbed, Staind) to begin recording their new single “Monster“.  An article over at nydailynews.com has more word on the legal proceedings.

Pre-orders for their debut EP are currently being hosted at PledgeMusic. Below you can find fan-filmed live footage of the band performing “Monster” during an opening spot for Queens Of The Stone Age in Philadelphia, PA last weekend.
click here for the footage…

Incubus Guitarist Mike Einziger Involved With New Avicii Album

Incubus guitarist Mike Einziger is among the various rock artists involved with the upcoming new album from EDM artist Avicii. Recently it was confirmed that System Of A Down frontman Serj Tankian was among the many artists who collaborated on the effort. Einziger recently told Dancingastronaut.com of his own work on it:

Tim [Bergling aka Avicii,] I believe is trying to get ready to put a new album out, probably later in the year. We wrote a few new songs together. We did one together with Billie Joe of Green Day, that one’s really exciting. We did a few with AlunaGeorge, some stuff with Wyclef and Matisyahu.”

Release plans for that outing have yet to be finalized.

Krokodil (SikTh, Gallows, Etc.) Planning Fall Release For Debut Album

Krokodil (SikTh, Gallows, etc.) have a title in mind for their full-length debut. When it hits stores later this year on Spinefarm Records the effort will carry the title of “Nachash“. While a firm date has yet to be announced, the group expect to have the opus in stores in late October/early November. They also recently bagged the opening slot on Mastodon‘s fall UK tour with Big Business.

August Burns Red In The Studio Recording “Fun Jams”

August Burns Red are currently in the studio for a brief two-day stint. The group said of their sessions:

“In the studio for the next two days recording some fun jams for y’all. Deciding which geetar to use. #abrstudio”

Details for the material have yet to be specified, though the group often traditionally put out some Christmas-themed tracks on a yearly basis.

Demon Hunter Add More Dates To August Tour With Red & Veridia

Some more dates have been booked for Demon Hunter‘s trek with Red and Veridia this August:

08/06 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
08/07 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
08/08 Joliet, IL – Mojoes
08/09 Cincinnati, OH – The Underground
08/11 Broussard, LA – The Station
08/12 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s (no Red)
08/13 Andrews, TX – Andrews County Expo
08/14 San Antonio, TX – Tripoint Club
08/15 Dallas, TX – The Door
08/16 Little Rock, AR – Revolution Music Room (no Red)
08/17 Springfield, MO – The Outland Ballroom (no Red)
08/19 Omaha, NE – Sokol Underground
08/21 Merriam, KS – Aftershock
08/22 Nashville, TN – Rocketown

An op-ed piece on homophobia in heavy metal culture that ran in issue #251 of ‘Terrorizer‘ magazine has been republished on the web. It was written by Tom Dare and argues that homophobia in metal culture is essentially ironic given the various homosexual undercurrents that run through it. A quote from the piece can be read below:

“Heavy metal is totally gay. It’s a predominantly male audience watching predominantly male bands act as butch and masculine as possible. It’s leather, denim, tight trousers (we’ll skip over the baggy jeans of nu metal, because that was actually the closest metal’s ever come to being straight) and a bunch of other shit that has more to do with 1970s San Francisco gay clubs than anything vaguely hetero. It’s all phallic metaphors, homoerotic imagery and sweaty (frequently topless) men grappling each other in a dark room. And yet we are amongst the most homophobic sets of music fans in the world.

There seems to be this odd perception amongst metallers of gays as mincing queens effeminately cocking a limp wrist. And while gay men like that certainly exist, it is far from the majority – and in fact, is something liable to win you prejudice even amongst the LGBT community. In fact, the closer to a Manowar press shot (with or without loincloth-only garb) you get, the closer you get to something genuinely gay.”

You can read the full article over at Terrorizer.

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All That Remains Share Tease Of New Song Currently Titled “iBlow Guys”

Earlier this month All That Remains began recording their new album with producer Josh Wilbur (Lamb Of God, Gojira). The groups vocalist Phil Labonte has just shared roughly 11 seconds of a new song with the apparent colorful working title of “iBlow Guys“—at least according to the screen.
click here for the tease…

Look What I Did Streaming Their Rock Opera “Zanzibar III: Analog Prison”

Look What I Did‘s four-year gestation period for their rock opera “Zanzibar III: Analog Prison” is coming to a close. The group are pressing up 125 copies of it on vinyl for a limited release through So Say We All Records (pre-orders here.) In the meantime, a stream of that outing is being served up below:
click here for the stream…