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Stone Sour Offer Brief Preview Of New Track “Gone Sovereign”

A preview of the new Stone Sour song “Gone Sovereign” is available in exchange for a social media share over at houseofgoldandbones.com. The track appears on the first half of the groups forthcoming separately-released double album, “House Of Gold & Bones“.

Fans have steadily been unlocking the track listing and album’s artwork at the above-mentioned site. Each track has been revealed via hidden packages found by fans at recent Slipknot shows.

Songs confirmed to appear on the outing as per the site include:

Absolute Zero
A Rumor Of Skin
RU486
Tired
Taciturn
Gone Sovereign
Influence Of A Drowsy God
Travellers Pt. 2
Last Of The Real

Three more songs for the album have yet to be unlocked. “House Of Gold & Bones Part 1” is due out sometime this October with the second half expected to surface around May of next year.

Alexisonfire Announce Dates For Farewell Tour

The dates for Alexisonfire‘s farewell tour have officially been announced. Here’s where they will be playing:

12/03 London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton
12/07 Sao Paulo, BRA – Via Funchal
12/11 Sydney, AUS – Hordern Pavillion
12/12 Melbourne, AUS – Festival Hall
12/19 Edmonton, AB – Shaw Conference Centre
12/20 Calgary, AB – Big Four Building
12/22 Montreal, QC – Metropolis
12/26 Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
12/27 Toronto, ON – Sound Academy

The group also issued the following statement on the trek:

“As promised in 2010 – we’re back for a Farewell Tour. We know that this tour doesn’t reach all of you, and this list is sure to cause some disappointment, but know that we have done our best to fit what we can into this window of time. December 2012 is the only time that all 5 of us aren’t committed to something in our personal or professional lives. An entire month!!!!

We couldn’t be more excited to get on the road and travel and hit the stage one last time – most importantly we wanted to keep our promise to you guys. We’re going to be playing till the venues try to kick us off the stage. We’re talking 20+ songs a night.”

Asking Alexandria Play New Single “Run Free” In Holmdel, NJ

@afuckinga Asking Alexandria debuted their new song “Run Free” live tonight, August 08th, at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ. Fan-filmed live footage of the track is set to appear on the groups forthcoming new album.

According to band frontman Danny Worsnop the band are also filming a live version of the track for future viewing. No further details were offered.

Black Light Burns (Limp Bizkit) will take to the road beginning September 13th for a string of headlining shows. The trek has been dubbed “Black Light Burns U.S. Tour: Chapter One” and will find the outfit supported by Psychostick and The Witch Was Right.

Dates for that run can be found below. Black Light Burns‘ sophomore album “The Moment You Realize You’re Going To Fall” is set for an August 14th release date.

09/13 Lancaster, CA – Industry Theater
09/14 Fresno, CA – Audie’s Olympic
09/15 Las Vegas, NV – Bunkhouse
09/18 Austin, TX – Dirty Dog
09/19 Little Rock, AR – Juanita’s
09/20 Fort Worth, TX – Tomcats West
09/21 Norman, OK – Hidden Castle
09/22 Kansas City, MO – Aftershock
09/25 San Antonio, TX – Korova
09/27 Tempe, AZ – Rocky Point Cantina
09/29 Sacramento, CA – Boardwalk
09/30 West Hollywood, CA – Whisky A Go Go

Death Angel will be performing their 1987 album “The Ultra-Violence” in its entirety on their forthcoming headlining tour with Threat Signal, Holy Grail and Wretched.

10/07 West Springfield, VA – Empire
10/09 Charlotte, NC – The Casbah
10/10 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
10/11 Jacksonville, FL – The Roc Bar
10/12 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
10/13 Miami, FL – Churchill’s
10/14 Orlando, FL – The Social
10/16 San Antonio, TX – Korova
10/17 El Paso, TX – House Of Rock
10/18 Tempe, AZ – Rocky Point Cantina
10/19 West Hollywood, CA – Whisky A Go Go

Death Angel only:

10/20 Santa Rosa, CA – Last Day Saloon
10/21 San Jose, CA – The Rodeo Club

Korn frontman Jonathan Davis talked with Noisecreep regarding his J Devil EDM persona. Speaking on his J Devil live shows, Davis stated:

“I make people drop their jaws because I’m just up there telling them to go fuck themselves. No one’s ever done that at an EDM show and crowds are loving it. It’s not like I’m offending anyone, people are like ‘Yeah, fuck you too!’”

He further explained his attraction to the EDM scene, offering:

“North American dubstep is the new electronic heavy metal. It’s the-filthier-the-better in that world, and with heavy metal, it’s the heavier the better, so it’s kind of the same thing.”

When pressed about Korn‘s future plans, he stated:

“We don’t need labels anymore. When the machine worked in the early days of Korn with Epic, that shit was amazing. We had MTVs, we had video stations and labels that cared and put the work in, but now it’s so diluted and fucked up. We’re going underground again. Commercialized music is just commercialized bullshit. Do we really need labels anymore with the way things went with the Internet? I don’t think so.”

The full article can be read over at Noisecreep.

Coheed And Cambria played their new single “Domino: The Destitute” live in Tucson, AZ yesterday, August 07th. Fan-filmed footage of that can be viewed below. The song will serve as the first single from the groups initial offering in their two part album series, “The Afterman: Ascension“.

That effort is slated for an October 09th release date with its follow-up “The Afterman: Descension” due to arrive early next year.

Scott Kelly And The Road Home Streaming “The Forgiven Ghost In Me”

A new track from Scott Kelly And The Road Home (Neurosis, A Storm Of Light) is up for streaming over at Decibelmagazine.com. The song is the title track to the new undertaking from Kelly, “The Forgiven Ghost In Me“. It will see a release this coming Tuesday, August 14th, through Neurot Recordings.

Primus’ Les Claypool Auctioning Off Rare Bass For Ailing Nephew

Primus bassist/vocalist Les Claypool is auctioning off a prototype of one of his own rare personal basses to help with the medical costs associated with his younger brother’s two year old son Matthew.

The tot is undergoing bone marrow treatment for a rare form of infant leukemia. The bass in question is a prototype Pachyderm made specifically for Claypool. It is one of two and is currently up for grabs on Ebay.com.

Claypool himself spoke on the situation and auction with the following statement:

“Hello there,

Two years ago my younger brother’s two-month old baby boy Matthew was diagnosed with a rare form of infant leukemia. Matthew has just recently celebrated his second birthday and as of this date he is a little over 60 days into his bone marrow transplant therapy. The bone marrow treatment is taking place at St. Jude’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee where the most cutting edge techniques are used. A few weeks prior to his transplant, Matthew was given a 0% chance of survival rating from Stanford Medical Center because they felt that they had exhausted their treatment options. St. Jude’s has been Matthew’s “hail Mary pass”.

Watching my younger brother and his wife go through one of the most heart aching situations that any parent can endure has been gut-wrenching. On top of that there is the unbelievable expense of the treatments ($80,000 for one particular shot alone and Matthew needed two of them). I do what I can financially and the fellows in Primus have been very generous to do performances as well as create special merchandise items for Matthew’s cause but unfortunately we are just pushing against a tide of debt that my brother will be dealing with for many years. He has a fairly new business that is chugging along in the Monterey Bay area called GREEN GOPHER GARDEN SUPPLY but because his attention needs to be focused on Matthew, the business is just squeaking by.

It is at this point that I have decided to put up one of my main performance four string basses for public auction in hopes of not only raising some needed cash for Matthew but also to raise attention to the notion that infant leukemia is rapidly growing and places like St. Jude’s Hospital are beacons of hope for families that are struggling to deal with such tragic situations.

The bass I’m putting up for auction is the final prototype, Les Claypool brand, PACHYDERM, four string bass. It is one of two, (the first being my current “main” with a bit smaller body), and is the design that all future PACHYDERM basses will be modeled after. I have been playing this bass live for the past year or so and it is a fabulous feeling and sounding instrument.

The notion of the PACHYDERM basses was for me to create the most playable and ergonomically comfortable instrument I could think of and have them hand-made by a longtime friend and guitar maker extraordinaire. Having played many basses over the years, I crossed different elements of my favorites as well as some innovations of my own. This particular bass has a walnut top with maple back giving it a warm tone with a bit of a punch in the attack. I like my electronics simple so there is one custom EMG split pickup with one volume knob.

The other knob controls the LED’s in the side of the illuminated fingerboard for visibility on those dimly lit stages that I tend to stomp around on. The bass is also configured with a KAHLER tremolo bar and exotic wood pick-guard. Photos will be available to view on the auction site as well as at PRIMUSVILLE.COM.

When Matthew was diagnosed, Stanford Medical Center (one of the top facilities in the country) had never seen a case like Matthew’s and in the two years since, there have been several more. Something in our environment is triggering this new surge and it is facilities like St. Jude’s as well as Stanford Medical Center that are gathering the data needed to treat, curtail and perhaps cure an affliction that devastates not only the patient but also the family and community around them.

Please spread the word to anyone who may be interested in not only owning a spectacular and potentially collectable instrument but also in helping ease some financial pressure for a toddler and family in need.

Thank you, Les Claypool

Nasum Solidify Remaining Dates Of Farewell Tour

Nasum have solidified the remaining dates of their farewell tour which features Rotten Sound‘s Keijo Niinimaa in place of late frontman, Mieszko Talarczyk. Here’s how the schedule will finish out:

08/11 Ieper, BEL – Ieper Fest
08/13 Bangkok, THA – Barbies

With Psycroptic and Dyscarnate:

08/15 Perth, AUS – Amplifier
08/16 Adelaide, AUS – Fowlers Live
08/17 Brisbane, AUS – Hi-Fi
08/18 Sydney, AUS – Hi-Fi
08/19 Melbourne, AUS – Hi-Fi
08/21 Auckland, NZ – Kings Arm Tavern

With Napalm Death and Pig Destroyer:

08/23 Tokyo, JAP – Club Quattro
08/24 Osaka, JAP – Club Quattro
08/25 Nagoya, JAP – Club Quattro

With Black Breath:

09/20 Helsinki, FIN – Nosturi
09/21 Gothenburg, SWE – Truckstop Alaska (feat. Skitsystem)
09/22 Copenhagen, DEN – Pumpehuset
09/23 Hamburg, GER – Logo
09/24 Utrecht, NET – Tivoli De Helling
09/25 London, UK – Underworld
09/26 Paris, FRA – Glazart
09/27 Geneva, SWI – Usine
09/28 Munchen, GER – Backstage
09/29 Ljubljana, SLO – Gala Hala
09/30 Budapest, HUN – Durer Kert
10/01 Bratislava, SLO – Randall
10/02 Ostrava, CZE – Barrak
10/03 Krakow, POL – Fabryka
10/04 Berlin, GER – Magnet
10/05 Malmo, SWE – KB (feat. Skitsystem, Pyramido)
10/06 Stockholm, SWE – Debaser Medis (feat. Skitsystem, Massgrav)