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Revolver Announce 2012 “Golden Gods Awards” Ceremony & Nominees

Revolver Magazine will host their annual “Golden Gods Awards” ceremony at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA on April 11th. Prices to attend the ceremonies range from $39.50 to $750 — the latter being for the “Golden God Package“. More details on how you can attend, should you be able to forgive the publication for this and this, can be found at Goldengodsawards.com.

Meanwhile, voting for the awards is now underway via the aforementioned site. You can find a full list of the nominees below; and know that I made it to page 3 of the voting before I was stopped by a lack of a ‘none of the above’ option.

click here for the nominees…

Black God (Coliseum, Young Widows) To Release “II” EP In March

Black God (Coliseum, Black Cross, Young Widows) will release their new six song EP “II” through No Idea Records on March 20th. A track from the EP titled “Everyone’s A Friend” can currently be streamed over at Decibelmagazine.com.

In addition to that, the group have the following shows lined up:

03/23 Louisville, KY – Cahoots (“II” release show)
04/19 Louisville, KY – Chestnut House (feat. Shivs)
04/20 Chicago, IL – TBA
04/21 Toronto, ON – Parts & Labour
04/22 Columbus, OH – Carabar

Of Mice & Men Book Late March Californian Shows

Of Mice & Men have added a handful of Californian (and one Las Vegas) dates their schedule for late March. Those shows include:

03/28 Fresno, CA – The Starline
03/29 Lancaster, CA – The Industry Theatre
03/30 Bakersfield, CA – The Underground At Golden State Hall
03/31 Las Vegas, NV – Desert Breeze Skatepark (“Extreme Thing“)

Dirge Within Post “There Will Be Blood” Audio Teaser

Dirge Within have uploaded the below audio teaser for their new album “There Will Be Blood“. The video features brief snippets of various tracks from the bands upcoming release, including: “For My Enemies“, “There Will Be Blood“, “Vultures“, “Without You“, “As We Prey” and “Memories“. “There Will Be Blood” is due out through THC : Music/Rocket Science Ventures on April 10th.

Witchburn Added To Prong & Crowbar’s Spring U.S. Tour

Witchburn have been added as support to Crowbar and Prong‘s forthcoming U.S. run together. Revised dates for that tour now run as follows:

04/05 Dallas, TX – Trees
04/06 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
04/08 El Paso, TX – House Of Rock
04/11 Hollywood, CA – The Whisky
04/12 Flagstaff, AZ – Orpheum Theater
04/13 Gallup, NM – Slopshot Billiards
04/14 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
04/16 St Louis, MO – Fubar
04/18 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
04/19 Louisville, KY – Phoenix Hill Tavern
04/20 Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge
04/21 Detroit, MI – Harpo’s

Prosthetic Records will be holding a label showcase at this years “South By Southwest” in Austin, TX. The event, which is sponsored in part by Theprp.com, will take place at Valhalla on March 16th and feature sets from Scale The Summit, Holy Grail, Mutilation Rites, Junius, Primitive Weapons and Last Chance To Reason.

North Korea To Release “The Basement Tapes Vol. 2″ Next Week

North Korea (The Dillinger Escape Plan, ex-Envy On The Coast) will release their new four song EP “The Basement Tapes Vol. 2” this coming Tuesday, February 21st. The track listing for the effort, along with a teaser of a new song from it, can be found below:

01 – “_____ Are Mine
02 – “1996
03 – “One Dead Fingernail
04 – “Deliver Me

This Is Hell Add More Dates To Spring U.S. Tour

This Is Hell‘s forthcoming spring tour has further taken shape. Here’s how it is now set to run:

03/16 Schenectady, NY – Presbyterian Church
03/17 Buffalo, NY – The Funeral Home
03/18 Detroit, MI – The Magic Stick Lounge
03/19 Chicago, IL – The Viaduct Theatre
03/20 Cherry Valley, IL – 418 Camp Street
03/23 Evansville, IN – Boney Junes
03/24 Nashville, TN – Little Hamilton
03/28 Orlando, FL – The Peacock Room
03/30 Pembroke Pines, FL – The Talent Farm
03/31 Jacksonville, FL – Warehouse 8-B
04/01 Charleston, SC – Jimbo’s Rock Lounge
04/02 Augusta, GA – Sector 7G

Rosetta Frontman Mike Armine To Release Solo Album Set In March

Rosetta frontman Mike Armine will be releasing a new 2-CD set by the name of “Verse & The Cleansing Undertones Of Wake/Lift“. The set will compile his previous solo works, including “Verse” and a remastered edition of “The Cleansing Undertones Of Wake/Lift“. It is due out on March 27th through Translation Loss.

Tomahawk will be releasing all three of their albums (“Tomahawk“, “Mit Gas” & “Anonymous“) as a set titled “From Eponymous To Anonymous” on April 21st (aka “Record Store Day“). The cover art for the set, which the band promises will feature room for their upcoming fourth album, can be found below.

Meanwhile, in case you missed yesterday’s news, the group have been joined by Trevor Dunn (Secret Chiefs 3, ex-Mr. Bungle).

click here to view the cover…

Born Of Osiris and Motionless In White are among the six artists newly-added to this years “Vans Warped Tour“. The latest bands to join this years incarnation of the annual summer festival include:

Born Of Osiris
Motionless In White
Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!
Divided By Friday
Transit
Wax

The following bands have already been confirmed for the tour thus far:

Every Time I Die
Chelsea Grin
Impending Doom
For Today
iwrestledabearonce
Memphis May Fire
The Ghost Inside
After The Burial
Blessthefall
Rise To Remain
Vanna
Skip The Foreplay
Ballyhoo!
The Constellations
Tonight Alive
Bangups
I Am The Avalanche
Senses Fail
Echo Movement
Oh No Fiasco
CatchingYourClouds
Captain Capa
Champagne Champage
G-Eazy
We Are The In Crowd
Make Do And Mend
Mayday Parade
Sick Of Sarah
The Green
Twin Atlantic
Mighty Mongo
Polar Bear Club
The Silver Comet
Sleeping With Sirens
Dead Sara
It Boys
Bayside
Vampires Everywhere!
Machine Gun Kelly
I Fight Dragons
Funeral Party
Hyro Da Hero
Lost In Society
Title Fight
T Mills
Living With Lions
Tomorrows Bad Seeds
A Loss For Words
Man Overboard
Stepdad
Super Water Sympathy

Iron Maiden will tour throughout North America this summer with Alice Cooper and Coheed And Cambria appearing on select legs of the trek. Dubbed the “Maiden England World Tour“, the shows will mirror the the production and content of their 1988 “Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son World Tour” — which was immortalized on their “Maiden England” 1989 live video.

Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson had the following to say about the upcoming tour:

“We have great fun playing the History of Maiden Tours because it gives us an opportunity between new albums to go out and play songs from our earlier catalogue. It’s always fantastic seeing the crowd reaction from a new generation of fans who have never experienced some of these tracks performed live before, and of course we know our longstanding fans will enjoy seeing the original Seventh Son Tour re-visited – with many other surprises!

Our intention is to play about two thirds of the original track list of Maiden England, including some songs we have not played live in a very,very long time, plus other favourites we just know the fans are going to want to hear! We always try to give our fans a great show musically, but we have always tried to make it as entertaining and memorable an experience as we can visually. And we all feel this show is going to do that splendidly! We can’t wait to get started in Charlotte.”

Dates for the “Maiden England World Tour” include:

With Alice Cooper:

06/21 Charlotte, NC – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
06/23 Atlanta, GA – Aarons Amphitheatre
06/26 Boston, MA – Comcast Center
06/27 Wantagh, NY – Jones Beach
06/29 Philadelphia, PI – Susquehanna Bank Center
06/30 Washington, DC – Jiffy Lube Live
07/02 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
07/05 Chicago, IL – First Midwest Bank
07/08 Quebec, QC – Colisee Pepsi Arena
07/11 Montreal, QC – Bell Center
07/13 Toronto, ON – Molson Amphitheatre
07/14 Sarnia, ON – Bayfest
07/16 Buffalo, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
07/18 Detroit, MI – DTE Music Theatre
07/19 Indianapolis, IN – Klipsch Music Centre

With Coheed And Cambria:

07/24 Winnipeg, MB – MTS Center
07/26 Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
07/27 Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
07/29 Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum
07/30 Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
08/01 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
08/03 San Francisco, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
08/06 Phoenix, AZ – Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion
08/09 Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
08/12 Albuquerque, NM – Hard Rock Pavilion
08/13 Denver, CO – Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
08/15 San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
08/17 Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
08/18 Houston, TX – The Woodlands

More dates for the tour are pending with worldwide touring plans to take place in 2013.