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Deafheaven Remaster Demos For Upcoming Vinyl Release

Deafheaven are planning a 12″ vinyl pressing of a remastered version of their 2010 “Demo” release. The outing will be limited to 1000 copies, each with a digital download card. The outing is due to ship around October 01st with pre-orders up at this location.

Taking Back Sunday will be getting by with some help from their friends for the few remaining dates of this summers “Vans Warped Tour“. Guitarist/vocalist John Nolan will be stepping down from the band temporarily to tend to the impending birth of his child.

He has recruited Every Time I Die‘s Keith Buckley, Four Year Strong‘s Dan O’Connor and Ex-Thursday frontman Geoff Rickly to fill-in for him during his absence.

Dethklok have dropped off both the “Heavy T.O.” and “Heavy MTL” festivals this month. As a result  The Dillinger Escape Plan have been added to the lineup of both festivals.

The festivals organizers issued the following statement on that:

Heavy T.O. is sorry to announce that due to a scheduling conflict related to the cancellation of Lamb Of God‘s tour, Dethklok will no longer be able to perform at Heavy T.O. and Heavy MTL on August 11th and 12th.

We are happy to announce that The Dillinger Escape Plan has been added to both festivals’ lineups. The band will play at Heavy T.O. on Saturday, August 11th and at Heavy MTL on Sunday, August 12th.”

Slayer’s Kerry King On New Album: “You Know What You’re Gonna Get”

Slayer guitarist Kerry King recently told Thetoneking.com that fans shouldn’t expect much change with their new album. Speaking on that, he offered:

“They can expect the same record we’ve been giving them for the last 20 years. That’s basically what it is. [Slayer is] like the AC/DC of thrash metal. You know what you’re gonna get.”

He continued:

“The unpredictableness is the predictable part of it. You know, we keep the train on the tracks, but you know we experiment with anything we can think of on the way.”

Initial sessions for the effort took place earlier this year. The band expect to enter the studio again later this summer to finish up work on the outing.

I Am War tapped MMA fighter Josh Barnett to lay down some guest vocals on their forthcoming debut album, “Outlive You All“. You can find some studio footage of that over at Metalinsider.net. The group of course feature members of Atreyu and Bleeding Through and will release the outing on August 28th via Razor & Tie.

Will Haven Back Out Of “Hevy Festival”

Will Haven have pulled out of this coming weekend’s “Hevy Fest” in the UK. The band issued the following statement to Metalhammer.co.uk on the situation:

“We are truly sorry we can’t make it out to Hevy this weekend due to circumstances beyond our control. We all know you will have a blast at Hevy and we’re sad not to be a part of your weekend.”