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House Of Blow (Glassjaw, Ex-Hatebreed) Working On New Music

House Of Blow are apparently working on new music according to recent tweets from members involved with the outfit. The project features Glassjaw frontman Daryl Palumbo and ex-Hatebreed guitarist Sean Martin. Apparently they have been working on some new music with rapper Cage, who recently tweeted:

“New music I’m making with @FSEANCC and @DarylPalumboCC just surpasses anything I’ve made in years. We cracked the code. #illuminated”

The message has since been retweeted by House Of Blow‘s Twitter.

Killswitch Engage Reportedly In The Studio

Killswitch Engage are thought to be in the studio working on their new album. The band posted a subtle hint at the recording process via a new background image over at their official website, Killswitchengage.com.

The image finds drummer Justin Foley tracking his parts in a studio setting. The group recently announced the return of frontman Jesse Leach to their lineup via a similar move; merely posting a new promo picture with Leach at the same site.

Emmure, Firewind, Halestorm, Etc. Added To 2012 “Download Festival”

The annual “Download Festival” has expanded with twelve more artists being added to the bill. Here’s the latest to join the festival, which will take place at Donington Park in England on June 08th-10th:

Halestorm
Firewind
Emmure
Europe
Turbonegro
Theory Of A Deadman
Anti-Nowhere League
Turbowolf
Mallory Knox
The Safety Fire
Stellar Revival
Broken

Further details on the festival can be found here and at Downloadfestival.co.uk.

Asking Alexandria frontman Danny Worsnop was in fine form during the bands set at the “South By So What?! Music Festival” in Grand Prairie, TX this past Saturday, March 17th. While nowhere near as bad as past instances; his presumably inhebriated antics did provide some amusement.

So much so that a Youtube user named llinkunk went through the trouble of posting a series of videos capturing his between song banter, which you can watch below:

click here for more footage…

Trivium To Tour South America With DragonForce In September

Trivium have announced their first ever South American tour which will see them headline with direct support from DragonForce. The trek will kick off in early September and hit the following stops:

09/08 Sao Paulo, BRA – Via Marques
09/09 Curitaba, BRA – Music Hall
09/11 Buenos Aires, ARG – Teatro Flores
09/12 Santiago, CHL – Teatro Teleton
09/14 Quito, ECU – Teleferico
09/15 Bogata, COL – Teatro Metro Bogata
09/16 Caracas, VEN – La Casa Del Artista

Iron Maiden have released a trailer below for their new 88 minute documentary, “Behind The Beast“. The feature is included on select format versions of the bands forthcoming 2xDVD, Blu-ray, 2xCD live offering “En Vivo!“, which is due in stores March 26th. The set captures the bands April 10th, 2011 show at the Estadio Nacional in Santiago, Chile.

Orgy have postponed the final five dates of their “Bad Blood Tour“. The band are citing “high demand for new music” as the reason for the change in scheduling. The following statement was issued on the matter:

“Due to high demand for new music, ORGY must reschedule the last 5 dates of their current “Bad Blood Tour 2012” in Sacramento, Tacoma, Portland, Oakland and Tempe so the band can get into the studio. These markets will be rescheduled for the second leg of the tour, which is expected to begin in the middle of May (exact dates TBA), along with new markets that the fans have been asking for.

The newly reformed band—founding member JAY GORDON (vocals) along with CARLTON BOST (guitar), ASHBURN MILLER (guitar), NIC SPECK (bass) and JAMIE MILLER (drums)–apologize for the inconvenience to the fans but promise the wait will be well worth it. The Hollywood, CA rockers are excited to record new music and get a single out to radio before they hit the road again. Stay tuned to www.orgymusic.com for all the latest news.”

Storm Corrosion Working On “Drag Ropes” Music Video

Storm Corrosion, the new project from Opeth frontman/guitarist Mikael Akerfeldt‘s and Porcupine Tree‘s multi-instrumentalist Steven Wilson, have a music video for their song “Drag Ropes” in the works. A series of stills from the forthcoming clip can be found in media section of their newly-launched website, Stormcorrosion.com.

Their self-titled debut album will hit stores on May 08th through Roadrunner Records.

Disturbed David Draiman Confirms ‘New Project’ In The Works

Disturbed frontman David Draiman has shed at least a little light on his upcoming new project. Replying to a fan on Twitter as to whether or not he was working on a solo album, he replied:

“A NEW PROJECT YES, NOT SURE ID CALL IT A SOLO PROJECT”

Draiman is due to make two “major announcements” on his forthcoming May 26th appearance on VH1‘s “That Metal Show“.

To Speak Of Wolves Frontman To Undergo Surgery Today

To Speak Of Wolves frontman Gage Speas will undergo ‘minor surgery’ today, March 19th. Speas will apparently be getting his gallbladder removed. The news follows a string of cancelled shows in the wake of illness he suffered prior to this surgery.

To Speak Of Wolves will release their new album “Find Your Worth, Come Home” through Solid State on May 22nd.