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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)

Encore:

17 – “Shovel
18 – “Landmine Spring


click here for more footage…

Otep Set November Release For New Live Album

Victory Records have slated a November 06th release date for Otep‘s forthcoming live album. More details on the outing were not provided. Current plans have her following up the release with a new studio album sometime in January.

More Dates Slip Out For For Static-X, Emmure & Ill Niño Fall Tour

Further dates for Static-X, Emmure and Ill Niño‘s forthcoming leg of the “Noise Revolution Tour” can be found below:

09/19 Billings, MT – The Babcock Theatre
09/22 Fargo, ND – The Venue
09/24 Bloomington, IL – The Castle Theatre
09/27 Joliet, IL – Mojoes
09/29 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave/Eagles Club
10/03 Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall
10/06 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop

Emmure‘s inclusion on the bill alongside the nu metal favorites originally left some scratching their heads. Thus Emmure frontman Frankie Palmeri had the following to say about the tour via his Twitter earlier this month:

Ill Nino & Static X are some of my long time favorites I can’t wait to start that your [sic] next month”

Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach Speaks On His Lyrical Fight Against Hatred

Killswitch Engage frontman Jesse Leach recently posted the following missive on hatred and how he fights it with his lyrical content via his Facebook:

“Hatred is all around us in this world and in our everyday lives. Hatred is not limited to actions but can be “simple” words. We must realize the impact our words and actions have on the people we are surrounded by in our society.

Everyone has their own baggage and issues in this life. These differences is what makes us all so unique and at the same time valuable teachers of experience. We all have something to learn from one another no matter how you were raised, what you do for a living, what your beliefs are, your financial state in life, your sexual preference, your race etc. Your perspective is unique to you and people around you can learn from what you have lived through.

Hatred stems from ignorance, ignorance is the lack of knowledge. Knowledge comes from understanding. Understanding leads to empathy and thus a greater chance of eliminating hatred through the communication of life experience. It sounds more complicated than it is.

In your every day life there are many opportunities for us to fight against ignorance and hatred. How many of us shy away and remain silent and removed from these situations? We must learn we can make a difference even just a simple act or words, they do make a difference, it does matter!

This brings me to music, because after all its what I do. Music has that ability to cause a reaction in people. Music can soothe, arouse, upset, pacify and in some cases give us a sense of salvation. I know in my life I owe a great deal to music and I for one do not know if I would be alive today if it were not for the catharsis of music. I know how deep music can effect people, I see it everyday from the stage.

People sing along and yell, cry, laugh, get angry. I see it in the eyes of people every single night! What a powerful enigma music is. I see the way words hit people and the reaction they feel from those words and sounds! There is a real connection!

This is why I after 20 years I am still active in music and this is why I am out here every night doing what I do. I get it… I understand that music is a powerful tool that can be used to heal, enlighten, soothe and spread the message of love and understanding to people.

That is why the lyrics are so important to me. This is something I do not take lightly, in fact it is my passion!

It is one of the ways I fight against hatred.

How about you? We all can make a diference in this world!

Thanks for reading.

One Love

Jesse David Leach

letlive. vocalist Jason Aalon Butler is already well-known for his lively performances, so his latest onstage antics may not come as much surprise to some. Below you can find amusing footage of him leaving the stage mid-song at the recent “A Campingflight to Lowlands Paradise” festival in the Netherlands to jump in an adjacent lake/pond.

Meanwhile, the band have the following tour booked to kick off in October—though it has yet to be revealed who they will be out on the road with. As previously reported, they will also spend a good portion of the fall/winte touring alongside Every Time I Die, The Chariot and more.

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 – Mill City Nights
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 Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
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

Gwar’s Oderus Urungus Rants On New Scumdog Reveal

Gwar frontman Oderus Urungus has taken issue with his “human slave” Dave Brockie‘s recent reveal of the bands new Scumdog. Taking to his Twitter, Urungus stated:

“I don’t know who the hell Brockie thinks he is running his mouth about our new Scumdog but I can tell you this…it’s all lies! Pustulus Maximus? Covered in acne? No, no. He is the most repulsive of the entire Maximus clan. Blue face. Bad acne. NASTY. Shreds though.

It is true that we have had members of the Maximus clan here in our studio, laying tracks on the new album…the Maximus clan is vast… Infecticus, Bubonis, Fartacus, and yes, even Pustulus Maximus were here, laying down killer riffs for our new album. And I suppose it is true that I might not be as “up” on the current members as I would like to be. It took two years to learn Jizmaks name!

But I can’t believe these respected metal sites, known for the quality of their journalism and their unswerving personal ethic would take the words of a lowly GWAR slave on a local RADIO show as the truth, without even consulting me!

Even if everything was true! Our new Scumdog will debut on the “Fate or Chaos” tour, NOT the mini-Sep. And I’m pretty sure he wasn’t at the GWAR-B-Q even though I might have said he was..anybody get what’s going on here yet?”

Dirge Within Move On Without Vocalist Jeremy “Jerms” Genske

Dirge Within are short a frontman, having decided to move on without vocalist Jeremy “Jerms” Genske. Speaking of that the band recently issued the following statement:

“As a few of you have been inquiring, we feel the need to be honest with our fans. We did have a fill in singer last night at the House of Blues Chicago with Static X. There have been many events leading up to our singer’s departure from the band, although he has not contacted any of us yet and officially quit.

Jerms has been absent from many practices while the rest of the band has been hard at work rehearsing and preparing for shows. He refused to be in certain scenes in our latest video unless his girlfriend could also be in the video, which the rest of the band did not agree with.

He has made it very difficult for us to work with him and has not shown interest in being a part of this band. We were told by Jerms that he could not play this show due to personal reasons.

As a band, we decided that we wanted to be there for our fans and continue on to play the show last minute using fill in singer “Adam Gilley” from Product Of Hate. We were asked personally by Wayne Static to play this show and no one in the band wanted to miss out on playing such a killer show with good friends.

We have had to decline three shows prior due to Jerm’s personal schedule and the band did not feel like he has been honest with us. This band respects our fans and will continue to put forth are best efforts as we always have, in order to deliver an amazing show and music.

Frankie, Shaun, Chuck, Jimmy.”

The group later added:

“Thank you for the support from our fans! We will not be making any further comments regarding this brief setback and promise to come back swinging with crushing live shows! Stay tuned for all things Dirge Within!”

Rage Against The Machine have begun celebrating the coming 20th anniversary of their self-titled debut album which was released back on November 10th in 1992. To that end the band recently launched a Tumblr full of stories from fans and more documenting their early days.

The aforementioned blog has already become a treasure trove for stories and memorabilia for the record; including a photo of the gold plaque for it (complete with gold cassette tape.)

Mamiffer & Menace Ruine To Tour Europe This Fall

Mamiffer (ex-Isis, etc.) and Menace Ruine will be on tour throughout Europe this fall. Dates for that run include:

10/15 Zagreb, CRO – NKC Park
10/16 Velenge, SLO – eMCe
10/19 Neuchatel, SWI – Queen Kong Club
10/21 Paris, FRA – L’Espace B
10/23 Brussel, BEL – Magasin 4
10/24 Liege, BEL – La Zone
10/25 Amsterdam, NET – Winston
10/26 Bochum, GER – Christuskirche
10/27 Karlsruhe, GER – Die Stadtmitte
10/28 Berlin, GER – HBC
10/30 Wroclaw, POL – Firlej
10/31 Warsaw, POL – Powiekszenie
11/02 Riga, LAT – Artelis
10/03 Tallinn, EST – Von Krahl
10/04 Helsinki, FIN – Korjaamo