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Haste The Day ‘Best Of’ Release Due In April

A posthumous ‘best of’ release from Haste The Day is in the works for an April release. Titled “Best Of The Best“, the collection will feature a variety of the bands tracks, including: “Pressure The Hinges“, “Mad Man“, “Stitches“, “Chorus Of Angels” and more. It is presently scheduled for an April 24th release date through Solid State.

Cannibal Corpse Post More Studio Footage From “Torture” Sessions

More studio footage from the recording sessions for Cannibal Corpse‘s forthcoming album “Torture” has arrived online. You can watch it below while pre-orders for the outing, which is due out on March 13th through Metal Blade, can be found at Metalblade.com.

Torture” was produced by Hate Eternal‘s Erik Rutan at both his own Mana Recording Studio and at Sonic Ranch in Tornillo, Texas.

Devin Townsend Speaks On Epicloud Progress

As if being involved in a half a dozen different projects at any given time wasn’t enough; Devin Townsend has revealed that he currently has no less than 24 songs for his upcoming “Epicloud” release.

Speaking through Twitter he stated:

“24 Epicloud songs need to choose 12. I like them all, the diversity needs some massaging or it’ll be confusing. Going to be epic…and Loud!”

Jonny Craig Working On New Demos

Ever-beleaguered Dance Gavin Dance frontman Jonny Craig hasn’t been taking the recent reports of his drug use too serious it would seem. A series of postings on his Facebook saw him have some fun at his fans expense, while also revealing that he has new music in the works.

They included:

“Im no longer gonna be making music. i wont change my mind so just leave me alone. i give up.”

“MY CAREER IS OVER.”

“Im just playing around hahaha i wanted to see how fast the shit would be posted on all the sites hahahaha OF course im not quitting music im recording new songs a few demos this week hopfully. I guess im also looking for a new manager since mine wont get back to me. so anyone interested listen to my new stuff ill be putting out and lets get to work.”

Narrows Debut “TB Positive” Video

Narrows have debuted a video for their new track “TB Positive” through Rock Sound. The clip can also be viewed below and was put together by band guitarist Jodie Cox. The song comes from the bands forthcoming album “Painted“, which is expected out in the coming months.

Kittie Part Ways With Bassist Ivy Jenkins, Welcome Back Trish Doan (Updated)

Kittie have parted ways with bassist Ivy Jenkins (Vujic) and welcomed back Trish Doan to the band. The following press release was issued on the matter:

KITTIE is pleased to announce the return of bassist Trish Doan to the band following the departure of Ivy Vujic. Doan was previously with the band from 2005-2007, appearing on the band’s 2007 release “Funeral for Yesterday.”

Ivy adds her own words, “After four amazing years of jamming with my crazy metal sisters, I am officially resigning. After a lot of touring and two albums, I feel it is time for me to move on. There are still other things for me to do in my life. Although I will always appreciate Kittie and the amazing fans we have, it does not fit my plans right now.” A full statement can be read HERE.

Trish will join the band live after their upcoming SOUNDWAVE FESTIVAL appearance in Australia and upcoming hometown shows later this month are completed. Doan comments,

“I am very happy to be reunited with the Kittie family. The girls and I have remained close friends over the last 7 years and I am excited to have this amazing opportunity. I am looking forward to seeing everyone when we go back on the road this spring. I wish Ivy all the best!”

The band is excited to do one more batch of live dates with Ivy as it gives fans a prime opportunity to come out and say their goodbyes. “Ivy has been friend and partner in crime for over 4 years, we love and respect her wishes to depart from the band and move onto another phase in her life.” says front woman Morgan Lander.

KITTIE will hit the road this spring in continued support of their latest release. Morgan concludes, “Trish has been a member of our extended family since she joined the band in 2005 and we are welcoming her back into the band with open arms. We are ecstatic that she will be returning to bass duties and are looking forward to the tour this spring! We love both girls and are glad that we all remain friends, first and foremost.”

Note that while implied there was no actual link for the full statement from Ivy Jenkins (Vujic).

Update – February 13th 11:30am:

The full statement from Ivy Jenkins (Vujic) has been released and can be read below:

“After 4 amazing years of jamming with my crazy metal sisters of Kittie, I am officially resigning as their bass player.

I’ve had an incredible time touring the world with these ladies and I am very grateful for all the fun I’ve had and amazing things I’ve had the opportunity to experience.

After a lot of touring and 2 albums with Kittie, I feel it is time for me to move on. There are still other things for me to do in my life and although I will always appreciate Kittie and the amazing fans we have, it does not fit my plans right now. I will however continue to write and play music and plan to eventually tour again.

I really want to say that Kittie seriously has some of the most incredible fans! I love how well we have been treated all over the world by Kittie fans, you are truly amazing! Thank you for accepting me into your hearts and treating us all like family when we come through your towns. Bands need that love and support to keep them going strong, and kittie is nothing without you.

I have made some life long friends in different parts of the world and I hope to see you all again some day soon. You know who you are.

My last appearances with Kittie will be our upcoming hometown shows in London and Toronto this February, as well as the Soundwave festival in Australia immediately after. I wish the Kittie girls the best of luck in all of their future endeavours and I know they will continue to be successful in whatever they do.

Thanks for allowing me into your family girls!”

Exhumed Added To 2012 “Summer Slaughter Tour”

Exhumed have been revealed as the latest addition to this years “Summer Slaughter Tour“. They join the already announced roster of Cannibal Corpse, Between The Buried And Me and The Faceless. A new band for the tour is being announced each coming Sunday (and apparently sometimes Monday.)

Kittie To Comment On “Future Of The Band” Tomorrow

Kittie have revealed that they will be making an announcement regarding “the future of the band” tomorrow, February 13th. A posting on the bands Facebook reads:

“Kittie will be releasing a statement tomorrow monday Feb 13th regarding the future of the band… Stay tuned!”

Foo Fighters Take Home ‘Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance’ Grammy Award

The Foo Fighters won this years Grammy Award for the ‘Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance’ category. The full list of nominees for the aforementioned category at today’s 54th annual Grammy Awards included:

Curl Of The Burl” – Mastodon
Public Enemy No. 1” – Megadeth
On The Backs Of Angels” – Dream Theater
White Limo” – Foo Fighters
Blood In My Eyes” – Sum 41

Stick To Your Guns To Film New Music Video Next Week

Stick To Your Guns will film a music video for an unspecified track at the Chain Reaction in Anaheim, CA this coming Sunday, February 19th. The shoot will take place from 2-5pm PST with fans interested in attending able to find more info at the groups Facebook.

The bands new album “Diamond” is currently set for a March 27th release date through Sumerian.