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Nonpoint Release Stream/Download Of New Single “Left For You”

Nonpoint have released a digital single for their new track “Left For You” via select digital retailers today, July 10th. The track serves as the first single from the groups forthcoming new album which they plan to release later this year.

You can also find an official stream of the aforementioned new song below:

Skeletonwitch To Tour With Havok, Early Graves & Mutilation Rites This Fall

Skeletonwitch will head out on the “U.S. Abomination Tour” later this year with Havok, Early Graves and Mutilation Rites to support on select dates. Here’s where you can catch it:

With Havok and Early Graves:

09/14 Athens, OH – The Union Bar
09/15 Pittsburgh, PA – Ironworks
09/16 Rochester, NY – Bug Jar
09/17 Albany, NY – Bogies
09/18 Burlington, VT – Monkey Bar
09/19 Bucksport, ME – The Kave
09/20 Boston, MA – Great Scott
09/21 Providence, RI – The Met
09/22 Manchester, NH – Rockos
09/23 Holyoke, MA – Waterfront Tavern
09/24 Wallingford, CT – Cherry St.
09/25 Asbury Park, NJ – Ashbury Lane
09/26 Lemoyne, PA – The Champ
09/27 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
09/28 Philadelphia, PA – The Barbary
09/29 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
09/30 Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
10/01 Johnson City, TN – Hideaway
10/02 Wilmington, NC – Soapbox Laundrolounge
10/03 Durham, NC – Motorco
10/04 Charleston, SC – Jimbos Rock Lounge
10/05 Jacksonville, FL – The Pit
10/06 Miami, FL – Churchills
10/07 Lake Worth, FL – Speakeasy
10/08 Orlando, FL – The Bombshell
10/09 Gainesville, FL – The Atlantic
10/11 Tampa, FL – Brass Mug
10/12 Savannah, GA – The Jinx
10/13 Atlanta, GA – Club 529
10/14 Nashville, TN – The End
10/15 Little Rock, AR – Downtown Music
10/16 New Orleans, LA – Siberia

With Havok and Mutilation Rites:

10/17 Houston, TX – Walters
10/18 Dallas, TX – Trees
10/19 Austin, TX – Red 7
10/20 McAllen, TX – Fallback Records
10/22 San Antonio, TX – Korova
10/23 Midland, TX – New Blue Max
10/25 Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theatre
10/26 Gallup, NM – Juggernaut
10/28 Scottsdale, AZ – Chasers
10/29 Fullerton, CA – Slidebar
10/30 West Hollywood, CA – The Whiskey A Go Go
11/01 Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst Atrium
11/02 Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House
11/03 Reno, NV – The Alley
11/04 Bend, OR – The Horned Hand
11/05 Portland, OR – Branx
11/06 Seattle, WA – Studio 7
11/07 Boise, ID – The Venue
11/08 Ogden, UT – Mojos
11/09 Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
11/10 Kansas City, MO – The Granada
11/11 Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
11/12 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock
11/13 Chicago, IL – Reggies
11/14 Columbus, OH – Ace Of Cups
11/15 Grand Rapids, MI – Pyramid Scheme
11/16 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
11/17 Cleveland, OH – Peabodys

Parkway Drive Tracking New Album In Los Angeles, CA

Parkway Drive recently entered Sunset Lodge Recording Studio in Los Angeles, CA to begin tracking their new album. Producer Matt Hyde (Slayer, Hatebreed) has been overseeing the sessions for the effort.

Speaking with Altpress.com, band frontman Winston McCall offered the following on the sound of the effort:

“…With the atmospheric stuff on this record, there’s so much more layering, and so much more depth to it. But the heavy stuff… I’m saying all these things about “new elements,” and people are probably thinking that it’s going to be soft, but the heavy stuff on this record is so stupidly heavy, it’s ridiculous.

I think when the first single drops, people will realize that Parkway haven’t gone backwards in terms of heaviness. Our playing has improved, too. Even the simplest stuff—when it comes down to just the four elements of guitar, bass, drums and vocals—all of that has been taken to a degree that’s way, way more advanced than anything we’ve done in the past.”

Release details have yet to be revealed.

The Locust Premiere “Spitting In The Faces Of Fools…” Music Video

The Locust have released a music video for their song “Spitting In The Faces Of Fools As A Source Of Nutrition” via Altpress.com. The track is part of the groups forthcoming rarities release, “Molecular Genetics From The Gold Standard Labs“, due out July 31st on Anti-.

Trent Reznor Pens Theme Song For “Call Of Duty: Black Ops II” Video Game

Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails, How To Destroy Angels) has composed the theme song for the upcoming “Call Of Duty: Black Ops II” video game. He recently spoke with USAToday.com about the song, his video gaming habits, new music from Nine Inch Nails and more.

Speaking on his song for the game, he offered:

“When I sat down with these guys. I kind of wanted to extract ‘If you are looking for a big orchestral, Hollywood-y feeling, traditional-type patriotic score, I can do something like that, but I’m not excited about doing it and it’s not my strength. There’s a lot of other people who can do that better than I can.

I was intrigued by the idea that they were willing to get out of the zone with something a little bit different. What I did was present them with the concept of ‘Let’s have it arranged semi-orchestrally, but let’s have the voice be an instrument. Let’s veer it more towards guitar, bass, drum rock band aggression.

And I don’t mean in a corny rock and roll way, but let’s have a more modern foundation in terms of how it sounds. But let’s have the way the voices are arranged mimic an orchestral range.’ If that makes sense. The first thing I sent back to them was what really wound up being the foundation of the core of the end result.

What I learned in listening to the full story and the amount of effort that has gone into the back story and the characters and the full preparation there is a lot of reservation and angst and sense of loss and regret and anger bubbling under the surface.

So it didn’t make sense to have a gung ho, patriotic feeling theme song. It has to feel weighty. There is a lot of remorse and apprehension here. So choosing to arrange it a bit more with guitars and drums and aggressively sounding, that struck a tone with them.

If it was set purely in World War II, for example, I wouldn’t have chosen the instruments that I did. The fact that it is set slightly in the future made me feel like maybe it is OK to get away from an orchestra. So we did it the way we did.”

Call Of Duty: Black Ops II” is scheduled for a November 13th release.

August Burns Red, The Color Morale, Etc. Announce Summer/Fall Tour

Dates have been announced for August Burns Red‘s forthcoming summer tour with The Color Morale and The Overseer. Of Mice & Men are highly rumored to also be participating in the trek as the tours as-yet unrevealed special guest. Here’s where you can catch the package:

08/31 Silver Spring MD – Fillmore
09/01 Providence RI – Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
09/02 Poughkeepsie NY – The Chance
09/03 Syracuse NY – Lost Horizon
09/04 Buffalo NY – Town Ballroom
09/05 Columbus OH – Newport Music Hall
09/06 Grand Rapids MI – Orbit Room
09/07 London ON – London Music Hall
09/8 Quebec City QC – Parc de l’Îlot Fleurie
09/10 Pittsburgh PA – Altar Bar
09/11 Pittsburgh PA – Altar Bar
09/12 Bloomington IL – Castle Theater
09/13 Des Moines IA – People’s Court
09/15 Chicago IL – RIOT FEST
09/16 Omaha NE – Sokol Auditorium
09/17 Denver CO – Summit Music Hall
09/19 Chico CA – Senator Theater
09/20 Reno NC – Knitting Factory
09/21 Bakersfield CA – The Dome
09/22 Anaheim CA – House of Blues
09/23 Tempe AZ – Marquee Theater
09/24 Farmington NM – Top Deck
09/26 Odessa TX – Dos Amigos
09/27 Tulsa OK – Cain’s Ballroom
09/28 Springfield MO – Remington’s Downtown
09/29 St Louis MO – Pop’s
09/30 Louisville KY – Expo Five
10/02 Asheville NC – The Orange Peel
10/03 Knoxville TN – Valarium
10/04 Raleigh NC – Lincoln Theater
10/05 Norfolk VA – Norva
10/06 Huntington NY – Paramount Theater

A second leg of dates have officially been announced for Static-X‘s upcoming “Noise Revolution Tour“. As previously reported, a number of the new dates will see the latest incarnation of the aforementioned band joined by Prong. Davey Suicide and 9 Electric will round out the bill, with dates now set to run as follows:

07/15 El Paso, TX – El Paso County Coliseum
07/16 Odessa, TX – Dos Amigos
07/17 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s
07/18 Dallas, TX – Trees
07/19 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
07/21 San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live
07/23 Ft Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
07/24 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
07/25 Orlando, FL – Beacham Theater
07/26 Knoxville, TN – The Valarium
07/27 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
07/30 Norfolk, VA – Norva

With Prong:

08/01 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring
08/02 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte (no Prong)
08/03 Myrtle Beach, SC – House Of Blues
08/05 South Bend, IN – Club Fever
08/06 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
08/10 Dayton, OH – McGuffy’s (no Prong)
08/11 Twin Lakes, WI – WIIL Rock Fest (no Prong)
08/14 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts
08/15 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Small’s Theater
08/17 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s (no Prong)
08/18 Detroit, MI – Harpo’s (feat. Huntress) (no Prong)
08/20 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
08/22 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
08/24 Fort Wayne, IN – Piere’s
08/25 Danville, IL – Palmer Arena (“Slang Fest“)
08/27 Englewood, CO – The Gothic Theatre
08/28 Twin Falls, ID – Peppertree Lounge
08/29 Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Hotel (feat. Bobaflex)
08/30 San Jose, CA – The Rodeo Club
08/31 Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues (no Prong)
09/01 West Hollywood, CA – House Of Blues (no Prong)
09/02 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues (no Prong)

Septicflesh will headline the “Conquerors Of The World Festival Tour” in North America with Krisiun, Melechesh, Ex Deo & Inquisition later this year. Dates for the trek include:

10/12 Toronto, ON – Wreck Room
10/13 Trois-Rivières, QC – Trois-Rivières Metalfest
10/14 Montreal, QC – Cafe Campus
10/15 Cambridge, MA – Middle East Downstairs
10/16 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
10/17 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
10/18 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Rock Club
10/19 Saint Paul, MN – Station 4
10/20 Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
10/21 Regina, SK – The Exchange
10/22 Edmonton, AB – Pawn Shop
10/23 Kelowna, BC – Sapphire Night Club
10/24 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre