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The BBC have uploaded a series of professionally-filmed videos capturing performances from the annual “Reading Festival” in the UK this past weekend. You can find songs by At The Drive-In, Mastodon, Bullet For My Valentine and Enter Shikari below:

Mastodon – “Curl Of The Burl“:

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Stone Sour To Release New Digital Singles Tomorrow

Tomorrow, August 28th, will see the digital retail release of Stone Sour‘s new songs “Gone Sovereign” and “Absolute Zero“. Both tracks are taken from the groups upcoming album “House Of Gold & Bones: Part 1“.

That effort of course serves as the first half of the groups two part conceptually linked series of releases. It will hit stores on October 23rd with the second half being planned for a May 2013 release.

The “Everything Is Bigger In Texas Fest” has been announced and will take place at The White Rabbit in San Antonio, Texas on December 22nd. Artists scheduled to appear in order of billing thus far include:

Upon A Burning Body
The Word Alive
Veil Of Maya
The Acacia Strain
Crown The Empire

Further artists for the festival will be announced in the coming weeks.

JDevil, Bassnectar & More Leading “Metalstep” Movement

It would appear that Metalstep is now officially a thing. According to the aforementioned article, the burgeoning dubstep-offshoot is being led by metal influenced artists such as Korn‘s Jonathan “JDevil” Davis, Bassnectar and Mixhell (Cavalera Conspiracy/ex-Sepultura).

According to Bassnectar:

“It’s been about 10 years since I’ve noticed that my friends into electronic music very heavily have some kind of metal or rock side. “It seems like a really natural progression to me. Death metal is all about intensity, frequencies, volumes and tempos, using the approach that you play your instrument as intensely as possible.”

The remaining members of Baroness have all been released from the hospital following their bus crash while on tour in the UK. In addition to putting the bus driver in critical condition, the crash left the bands John Baizley with a broken left arm and left leg; while Allen Blickle and Matt Maggioni each suffered fractured vertebrae.

Various other members of their road crew were treated and released for injuries suffered in the accident. A new statement was just issued by the band and reads as follows:

John Baizley has been released from hospital. Allen and Matt have arrived back in the United States.

All remaining 2012 tour dates are canceled.

Thank you for all of the continued support.”

Falling In Reverse, Enter Shikari (10/17-12/01), I See Stars, Letlive. (10/11-11/28) and Matt Toka (10/11-10/16) are set for “The Thug In Me Is You Tour“. “Very special surprise guests” are also being touted for the trek, dates for which run as follows:

10/11 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
10/12 Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
10/14 Spokane, WA – The Knitting Factory
10/15 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
10/17 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
10/18 Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
10/20 Minneapolis, MN – The Brick
10/21 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
10/22 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
10/24 Kansas City, MO – Beaumont Club
10/25 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall
10/26 Sauget, IL – Pops
10/27 Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room @ Old National Centre
10/29 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
10/31 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
11/01 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
11/02 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
11/03 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
11/04 Albany, NY – Northern Lights
11/06 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
11/07 New York, NY – Best Buy Theatre
11/08 Washington, DC – The Howard Theatre
11/09 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
11/11 Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
11/12 Raleigh, NC – Disco Rodeo
11/14 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
11/15 Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues
11/16 Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
11/17 Tampa, FL – Cuban Club
11/19 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live Ballroom
11/20 San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
11/21 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
11/24 Lubbock, TX – Lone Star Events Center
11/25 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
11/27 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
11/28 Los Angeles, CA – Wiltern
11/29 San Diego, CA – Soma
11/30 Las Vegas, NC – House Of Blues
12/01 Pomona, CA – Fox Theater

Quicksand Return To The Stage In New York City, Fan-Filmed Footage Available

Quicksand hit the Bowery Ballroom in New York, NY last night (August 24th) for the first in their string of East Coast reunion shows. Both the bands set list and fan-filmed footage from the performance can be found below:

01 – “Omission
02 – “Unfulfilled
03 – “Head To Wall
04 – “Fazer
05 – “Too Official
06 – “Freezing Process
07 – “Brown Gargantuan
08 – “Lie And Wait
09 – “Delusional
10 – “Divorce
11 – “Slip
12 – “Thorn in My Side
13 – “Backward
14 – “Hypno Jam With Dan
15 – “Dine Alone
16 – “How Soon Is Now?” (The Smiths cover)


17 – “Shovel
18 – “Landmine Spring

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