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Donations are being sought to help with the recent medical costs incurred by Cro-Mags bassist Mike “The Gook” Couls. The injuries he sustained were a direct result of his violent run-in with former Cro-Mags bassist/vocalist Harley Flanagan. Those interested in helping can find details at this location. A photo of Couls in the hospital post-incident can be found over at Shai Hulud‘s Facebook.

Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor passed out onstage last night (July 10th) following the bands set at the “Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival” in Dallas, Texas. Some footage of the incident has since emerged online below. Meanwhile, Taylor took to his Twitter offering:

“Hello everyone. I’m fine- just overheated in Dallas last night. Ready and waiting for Houston! Thank you to everyone for your concerns!”

Eyeconoclast Sign With Prosthetic Records

Eyeconoclast (ex-Hour Of Penance/Fleshgod Apocalypse) have inked a deal with Prosthetic Records. The band will enter the studio on July 21st to begin tracking their debut album for the label. The effort will mark the addition of new vocalist Giuseppe Di Giorgio to the groups lineup.

On that front, the band commented:

“We are very proud to announce a worldwide deal with Prosthetic Records. This is the right boost to spread Eyeconoclast music throughout planet Earth, and we feel very excited for this achievement after years of Death Metal training within the underground.

We are back with a new label and a new singer, so guys say welcome to Giuseppe Di Giorgio, a killer vocalist and great frontman that you’ll see in our next shows! We are going to start recording our next full-length on July 21, in our guitar player -Stefano Morabito‘s- 16th Cellar Studio (Hour of Penance, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Inherit Disease).

Stay tuned for more album details, but know this: it will be faster, heavier and louder than anything else you’ve listened before! Headbang is the law.”

The recent assaults at the “CBGB Festival” in New York City, NY have taken an interesting turn. Initial press reports originally indicated former Cro-Mags bassist Harley Flanagan as the aggressor; attacking Cro-Mags members Michael Couls and William Berario in the V.I.P. area with a knife. Flanagan was later arrested for 2nd degree assault and weapons charges as a result of the attacks.

However, NYNatives.com are reporting that they have gotten exclusive word from Flanagan himself, who is claiming that he was not the aggressor and the incident in fact took place in self-defense. They mention that an in-depth interview with Flanagan regarding the fracas will be posted in the coming days.

Neurosis guitarist/vocalist Scott Kelly will be releasing his new ‘solo’ album titled “The Forgiven Ghost In Me” on August 14th in North America through Neurot Records. The outing is not just Kelly alone however, as he will release it under the moniker of Scott Kelly And The Road Home—a rebranding that reflects the involvement of Greg Dale and his Neurosis bandmate Noah Landis in the project.

According to Kelly:

“This record continues my passion for acoustic experimentation, this time with a more fleshed out sound and a more diverse use of musicians and instrumentation. But in the end, as I have stated before, this is all about the songs in their rawest form. The stories that they reveal and the emotions that run rampant through my heart.”

The track listing for the outing can be found below while pre-orders are available at this location.

01 – “A Spirit Redeemed To The Sun
02 – “The Forgiven Ghost In Me
03 – “In The Waking Hours
04 – “Within It Blood
05 – “We Let The Hell Come
06 – “The Sun Is Dreaming In The Soul
07 – “The Field That Surrounds Me
08 – “We Burn Through The Night

NeurosisJason Roeder and Josh Graham of A Storm Of Light/Neurosis guest on the track “The Field That Surrounds Me“.

Minus The Bear & Cursive Plotting Fall Tour Together

Minus The Bear and Cursive are plotting a series of shows together later this year. So far the following shows have leaked out:

09/10 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory (with Hustle And Drone)
09/15 Chicago, IL – Riot Fest

With Cursive:

09/17 Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
09/26 Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
10/25 Nashville, TN – The Cannery Ballroom
11/14 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades (feat. Girl In A Coma)

The new Minus The Bear album “Infinity Overhead” is due in stores on August 28th via Dangerbird Records.

Chiodos Confirm New Shows, Post Rehearsal Footage With Reunited Lineup

The newly-reunited Chiodos have booked a number of shows that will mark their first time performing together with their current incarnation (Craig Owens, Jason Hale, Bradley Bell, Pat McManaman, Matt Goddard and Derrick Frost) since 2009. Some footage from the groups recent rehearsals can be found below along with their upcoming shows:

Chiodos:

08/10 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s (feat. The Most Dangerous Animal & Bell Histoire)
08/11 Birch Run, MI – Birch Run Expo Center (“Dirt Fest“)
08/18 Pontiac, MI – Pontiac Silverdome (“Motors & Music“)

With A Loss For Words, Before Their Eyes, Set It Off:

08/24 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
08/25 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
08/26 Boston, MA – Royale

Chiodos:

09/14 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection (feat. The Word Alive)
09/15 Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
09/16 Chicago, IL – Humboldt Park (“Riot Fest“)
10/13 Dallas, TX – Palladium Ballroom (“Firefest 5“)