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Gojira Detail Special Editions Of “L’Enfant Sauvage”

Gojira‘s forthcoming album “L’Enfant Sauvage” will arrive in a special edition format with a bonus DVD titled “Live at Les Eurockéennes 2009“. Along with the bonus tracks “This Emptiness” and “My Last Creation“; it will feature the following set from the bands 2009 apperance at the “Les Eurockéennes” in France :

01 – “Oroborus
02 – “The Heaviest Matter Of The Universe
03 – “Backbone
04 – “Love
05 – “A Sight To Behold
06 – “The Art Of Dying
07 – “Drum Solo
08 – “Clone
09 – “Flying Whales
10 – “Toxic Garbage Island
11 – “Vacuity

Pre-orders for the album, which is due out through Roadrunner Records on June 26th, have now been launched here. Bonuses up for grabs include a special double-colored vinyl version of the album pressed on gold vinyl that is limited to 1000 copies and more.

Burning Love Streaming Their Laughing Hyenas Cover

Burning Love‘s cover of the Laughing Hyenas track “Love’s My Only Crime” can now be streamed over at Brookylnvegan.com. It is culled from the groups forthcoming “Black Widow” EP, which is set for a May 08th release through High Anxiety/No Idea. The bands new full-length album “Rotten Thing To Say” will follow on June 19th through Southern Lord.

Shadows Fall Release Lyric Video For “The Unknown”

Shadows Fall have released a lyric video for their song “The Unknown” below via Purevolume. An official music video for the aforementioned track directed by Kevin Custer (Job For A Cowboy, Cannibal Corpse) is in the works. The bands forthcoming album “Fire From The Sky“, is due out through Razor & Tie on May 15th.

Voice Of Reason Discography Release Due This Summer

Voice Of Reason‘s back catalogue is due to be remastered and released as a 22-song discography titled “Looking Back To The Way Things Were: Voice Of Reason 1995 – 2001“. The set will be made available as both a limited edition CD and free digital download through Ear One Productions this summer.

Drummer Gene Hoglan Robbed In Chile, Seeks Return Of Prized Boots

Drummer Gene Hoglan was robbed while on tour in Chile with Testament recently. He issued the following statement regarding that:

“Hey everybody, I just got back from Chile, where I played with Testament at The Metal Fest and boy, was it a hoot! I swear, the swirling mass of metalheads was a site to see indeed. You young’ns with yer karate choppin’, believe me, you would get mowed DOWN in the psychosis that is a Chilean pit, no doubt about it. There was somewhere around 10-12,000 ragers there, and at some points there were at least 4,000 lunatics running in that circle, and all innocents would be cut down like weeds in that wall of utter brutality. My hat’s off to ya, Chilean Metalhead, you know how to bring it.

It was also great to hang out (albeit briefly) with my bro’s in Forbidden, Anthrax (who were on FIRE, btw!), Kreator, Destruction, Obituary, Exodus, and Fear Factory. I wish I could have stayed the next day to see what the ragers would have done for Exodus. ‘Toxic Waltz‘? ‘Toxic Death Sprint of the Apocalypse’ is more like it.

I do have some maddeningly sad news to report, however. Somewhere at the venue, The Movistar Arena, my gear bag was stolen, containing my two Alesis DM5′s, my triggers, my stickbag, my in-ears, my leg weights, but most importantly, my BOOTS. The same boots I’ve played and recorded in for almost the last decade. Sentimentality aside, they don’t make these boots anymore, as the company who makes them, Boodaz, went out of business around the time I got them.

Or else I would just be forced to go out and pick up another pair of size 13 Flameboots. Since I can’t do that, I am going to appeal to you directly, my Chilean friends. If for whatever reason you were to gain knowledge of the whereabouts of my bag (or the bag itself), especially my boots, could I ask you to contact me in care of Rob Shallcross, my manager, at rob@reversedrecords.com. Those boots mean an awful lot to me, and you would have me as friend for life if you would find a way to have them returned to me.

Y’see, though the contents of my gear bag can be replaced (at QUITE a cost to me personally), the boots can’t. So of course, I’d love for the entire gear bag to be returned to me, but I would REALLY appreciate it if at least the boots were. I wouldn’t be able to thank you enough, my Chilean friends.
Thank you so much,
Gene

Ps. I had to play in tennis shoes for the first time in 17 years this weekend. They might as well have been ballet slippers. Okay, I’m gonna stop sniveling about it now. Thanks for listening, my friends. \,,/!”

Blood For Blood To Be Rejoined By “White Trash” Rob Lind At June U.S. Shows

Blood For Blood will be rejoined onstage by vocalist/guitarist “White Trash” Rob Lind during their “Wasted Nights” shows in June. Those dates include:

06/29 Revere, MA – Club Lido (feat. Slapshot, Death Threat, Cruel Hand, Tenebrae)
06/30 New York City, NY – The Highline Ballroom (feat. The Unseen, Wisdom in Chains, Cruel Hand)

The band have been in the studio as of late working on new material.

Gallows Launch Their Own Label

Gallows have launched a new label dubbed Venn Records. The group will release their new album, which they are currently working on, through the venture later this year. The band told Rocksound the following about it:

“For the last seven years we have trudged step by step through the dark sewers of music industry. Shaking hands with snakes and signing contracts drafted by thieves with perfect teeth. We are happy to announce that we have become part of the problem. All hail Venn Records.”