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††† (Crosses) surprised audiences with an encore cover of Buffalo Bill’s favorite track, Q. Lazzarus‘ “Goodbye Horses“. The cover reportedly took place at the groups San Francisco, CA stop last night, February 04th, and you can watch some sketchy fan-filmed footage of it below.

Note that the video skips ahead a bit to save you from over a minute of shrill screaming and dudes saying fuck yeah.

The Faceless Confirmed For 2012 “Summer Slaughter Tour” (Updated)

It would appear that The Faceless are today’s announcement for this years “Summer Slaughter Tour“. As previously reported, one new band will be announced for the trek each Sunday throughout the coming weeks. A series of posts made today, February 05th, over at the tours Facebook feature lyrics by the band.

Meanwhile, the group themselves posted on their own Facebook that a “big announcement” is coming. For those keeping score at home, the lineup for the tour now features:

Cannibal Corpse
Between The Buried And Me
The Faceless

Further bands, along with dates and venues, are currently pending.

Update – February 05th 11:31pm:

The Faceless have since been officially added to the tour.

All Pigs Must Die Scrap European Touring Plans

All Pigs Must Die have backed out of their European touring plans. The group took to their Facebook to address the matter, offering:

“Unfortunately APMD will have to cancel the European dates we were planning for June as well as our Hellfest appearance. We will figure out another time for sure and promise to get over there as soon as we can.

Thanks for the support!!!”

Kylesa Confirm New Bassist, Speak On Forthcoming Album And Rarities Release Plans

Kylesa have been officially confirming the departure of bassist Corey Barhost from their ranks in recent interviews. As those who have seen the band live in the past few months can attest, he has been replaced by former band drummer, Eric Hernandez.

Meanwhile, the group have also stated that they will be spending the majority of this year working on a new album; which they plan to have out in early 2013. Vocalist/guitarist Laura Pleasants has also revealed that a b-sides & rarities record is in the cards for a release later this year.

You can watch her discuss that with Acordes De Quinta below:

Bill Ward Thanks Fans For Support In Black Sabbath Reunion Dispute

Bill Ward has thanked fans for the recent support shown during his ousting from the Black Sabbath reunion following contractual disputes. Speaking through Billward.com, he stated:

“Dear Sabbath Fans,

This is Bill. I just wanted to humbly thank you all. Your support from across the world has given me further strength and hope for a positive resolve. I have been moved and overwhelmed by the thousands of messages. I love you all.

Rock forever,
Bill

Wes Borland Making Plans For New Black Light Burns Album (Updated)

Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland is making plans for the new album from his Black Light Burns group. He recently took to Twitter, offering:

“Strange things are afoot for BLB coming up this year! So far we got @AgataAlexander @jasonfiber @kimberlykane involved! The new record rules”

“And the video is gonna crush skulls! Now I just have to sucker @thekatvond and @JeffreeStar into getting involved. So excited! Buckle up!”

“New BLB, ‘The Moment You Realize You’re Going To Fall’ shooting for a September/October release, with US and European tours. That’s the goal”

Marilyn Manson Expands Late Spring European Touring Plans

Marilyn Manson has added more European shows to his schedule. Here’s where you can catch him:

05/26 Moscow, RUS – Arena Moscow
05/28 St. Petersburg, RUS – Jubileny Arena
05/31 Neuchatel, SWI – Festi’Neuch
06/04 Tilburg, NET – O13
06/05 Paris, FRA – Le Zenith
06/07 Padova, ITA – Gran Teatro Geox
06/08 Nickelsdorf, AUT – Nova Rock
06/15 Gothenburg, SWE – Metaldown Festival
06/16 Copenhagen, DEN – Copenhell
07/11 Milan, ITA – Arena Civica

Earth Crisis Planning Summer U.S. Touring

Earth Crisis are currently plotting summer U.S. shows that will see them grace both coasts. The band recently tweeted:

“We are working on some U.S. shows for July and August. No details just yet, other than both coasts will be met, and we will be awesome! ; )”

An introduction video for A Cancerous Affair has been released online below. The group feature the following lineup:

Vocals – Dave Sheldon (ex-Annihilator, etc.)
Guitars – Kris Norris (ex-Darkest Hour/Straight Line Stitch)
Bass – Pat Kavanagh (Threat Signal, Arkaea)
Keys – Kristen Randall (ex-Winds Of Plague)
Drums – Ryan Parrish (ex-Darkest Hour)

For Today Announce More Spring European Dates

For Today have added the following new European shows to their itinerary:

04/25 Bochum, GER – Matrix
04/26 Berlin, GER – Comet
04/27 Dessau, GER – Beat Club
04/28 Meerhout, BEL – Groezrock Festival
04/29 Stuttgart, GER – Pirate Satellite Festival