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Demon Hunter Reveal Title & Track Listing For New Album

Demon Hunter have chosen “True Defiance” as the title for their new album. The effort will land in stores through Solid State Records on April 10th. The group recorded “True Defiance” with producer Aaron Sprinkle (Anberlin, Emery) while Jason Suecof (Trivium, All That Remains) helmed the mixing.

According to band frontman Ryan Clark:

“This record is without a doubt our most aggressive. Every Demon Hunter record must be a step up from the last. I know that’s a goal for every band, but it seldom works that way – especially today, especially in metal. It seems like most bands’ prime years are long behind them. I refuse to let that be the case for us.”

He later continued:

“We’ve been extremely underwhelmed with metal for the last five years or so, and that’s been the fuel to create this record. With an extreme over-saturation of false, fleeting, trend-hopping noise in today’s metal scene, we had to make something we’ve been longing to hear. Something truly meaningful and artistic. Something our fans would love and something that will turn the heads of those who have ignored us for the past decade.”

The track listing for “True Defiance” can be found below:

01 – “Crucifix
02 – “God Forsaken
03 – “My Destiny
04 – “Wake
05 – “Tomorrow Never Comes
06 – “Someone To Hate
07 – “This I Know
08 – “Means To An End
09 – “We Don’t Care
10 – “Resistance
11 – “Dead Flowers

At present Demon Hunter have the following dates booked:

04/17 Seattle WA – El Corazon
04/30 Kouvola, FIN – Vappugospel
06/29 Shirleysburg, PA – Creationfest Northeast

Metallica will headline their own “Orion Music + More Festival” at Bader Field in Atlantic City, NJ on June 23rd and 24th. The group will perform their entire self-titled “Black Album” at one of the shows and, according to the live streamed announcement, “Ride The Lightning” at the other. Additional bands on the bill include:

Arctic Monkeys
Avenged Sevenfold
Modest Mouse
The Gaslight Anthem
Cage The Elephant
Fucked Up
Best Coast
Hot Snakes
Titus Andronicus
Gary Clark Jr.
Lucero
Roky Erickson
The Black Angels
The Sword
A Place to Bury Strangers
Liturgy

More bands will be added while further details can be found over at Orionmusicandmore.com.

Update – February 07th 12:36pm:

The official press release for the festival has now gone out and can be read below:

“Los Angeles, CA – February 7, 2012 – Metallica, in conjunction with friends C3 Presents, today announced the creation of Orion Music + More, a new annual music, arts, and lifestyle festival founded and headlined by the band, a natural progression for a band that has headlined legendary festivals around the world for years. Orion Music + More will take place June 23-24 at Bader Field in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

“We’ve had the idea of doing our own lifestyle festival with lots of diverse music and fun and games for years,” said Lars Ulrich. “Finally this year all the practical ducks lined up in a row, and we are beyond psyched to bring Orion to our fans, friends and the curious.

After the most incredible of weeks ever in December 2011 celebrating our 30th anniversary at the Fillmore in San Francisco, CA, bringing the spirit of that week, the looseness of that week, the possibilities of that week, the fan interactive elements of that week, and the (fill in your own blank here) of that week to a festival setting is so exciting we can hardly contain ourselves.”

Orion Music + More will feature multiple live music stages plus a lifestyle element that reflects each of Metallica‘s band members many personal interests. Metallica will headline both nights of Orion Music + More and play “The Black Album” in its entirety one night Ride The Lightning in its entirety the other. This will be the only time the band will perform these albums in North America in 2012.

The lineup for Orion Music + More will span multiple musical genres. From punk to country, over 20 bands will perform, including: Arctic Monkeys, Avenged Sevenfold, Modest Mouse, The Gaslight Anthem, Cage The Elephant, Fucked Up, Best Coast, Hot Snakes, Titus Andronicus, Gary Clark Jr., Lucero, Roky Erickson, The Black Angels, The Sword, Liturgy, and more to be announced in the coming weeks.

The Metallica Met Club fan club presale starts tomorrow – February 8th at 10am (Eastern) and runs through Friday, February 10th at 10pm (Eastern). Met Club members get first dibs on buying festival tickets and with a couple of options to choose from.

- A Super Special Price at $125 including all fees for a 2-Day pass OR

- The MET CLUB ULTRA 2-DAY PASS, which includes Front of Stage Viewing Area Access, Exclusive Ultra Lounge Access & More for $225 including all fees!

Tickets will go on-sale to the public on Saturday, February 11th at 10 am (Eastern) for $150 for a 2-Day Pass including all fees. Visit www.orionmusicandmore.com to buy tickets.”

Believer Working On New Album

Believer are currently writing new material for their sixth studio album. Band frontman Kurt Bachman offered the following on their progress thus far:

“As we begin the writing process, I feel that this will be the most sensual of all Believer releases. Once again we are striving to create something unique, while not throwing away any riff just because it might not fit the typical Believer mold. This is part of the process we love and hate. We love being creative, yet we place intense pressure on ourselves to write something we’ll enjoy hearing and playing at least 2060 times. Of course, we are sticking to our two main goals: 1) Have fun and 2) Don’t die in the process.”

Dirge Within Post “There Will Be Blood” Studio Footage

Dirge Within have released some studio footage from the sessions for their upcoming album “There Will Be Blood” below. The outing has been slated for an April 10th release date through THC : Music/Rocket Science Ventures.

The cover art for “There Will Be Blood” has also made its way online and can be viewed over at the bands Facebook.

The Empire Shall Fall Still Working On New EP’s

With Jesse Leach having rejoined Killswitch Engage many were left wondering how it would impact his other groups, in particular The Empire Shall Fall. A new posting over at the Facebook of the latter band confirms that work is still underway on the second and third installments of the bands EP series. It reads as follows:

“So everyone can calm down. we are diligently working on volume 2 and 3. ; )”

Revelation Records will be celebrating their 25th anniversary with three back to back shows at the Glasshouse in Pomona, CA. The shows will run from June 08th-10th and will feature sets from Gorilla Biscuits, Youth Of Today, Shai Hulud, Sick Of It All and more.

Details for each show can be found below:

June 08th:

Youth Of Today
Gorilla Biscuits
Sick Of It All
Bold
Shai Hulud

June 09th:

Gorilla Biscuits
Youth Of Today
Sick Of It All
No For An Answer
Bold

June 10th:

Gorilla Biscuits
Underdog
Statue
Shai Hulud

A special vinyl release featuring the aforementioned bands is being prepared and will be available at the shows.

Narrows & All Pigs Must Die Tour Set For March

Narrows and All Pigs Must Die will head out together next month. Updated dates for the trek include:

03/09 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
03/10 Allston, MA – Great Scott
03/11 Washington, DC – DC9
03/12 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
03/13 Atlanta, GA – 529
03/15 Austin, TX – TBA (“SXSW“)
03/16 Austin, TX – TBA (“SXSW“)
03/17 Austin, TX – TBA (“SXSW“)
03/18 Dallas, TX – Club Dada (“BROFEST“)
03/19 Fayetteville, AR – Dickson Theatre
03/20 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
03/21 Chicago, IL – Subterranean

Stephen Brodsky (Cave In) performed a solo set at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, NY this past Saturday, February 04th. He was joined by drummer Ben Koller of Converge/All Pigs Must Die for some intimate Cave In renditions and also performed a cover of Still Life‘s “Sometimes“. You can watch fan-filmed footage of that below:

Taproot‘s forthcoming album “The Episodes” has been bumped back to an April 10th release date through Victory. Pre-orders for the outing are now available through Victoryrecords.com.

The Episodes” will be a concept album with band bassist Phil Lipscomb offering:

“I think our fans have come to expect the unexpected from us. Having written the story for this album before the music, this record sounds more like a soundtrack than a typical album, with the songs flowing together and taking you on a journey.”

For now, you can hear a teaser of some new music in the following video update. The clip centers on the bands 15 year anniversary, though it should just celebrate that Selleck stache.

Cannibal Corpse Announce Spring U.S. Tour With Exhumed, Abysmal Dawn & Arkaik

Cannibal Corpse will kick off a U.S. headlining run in support of their new album “Torture” on April 05th. The band will be joined by Exhumed, Abysmal Dawn and Arkaik on the trek. Dates for that can be found below while “Torture” is set to arrive in stores on March 13th via Metal Blade.

04/05 Jacksonville, FL – Freebird Live
04/06 Wilmington, NC – The Soapbox
04/07 Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theater
04/08 Huntington, WV – V Club Live
04/09 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
04/10 Richmond, VA – The Canal Club
04/12 South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
04/13 Rochester, NY – The Club At Water Street
04/14 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s (“Cincinnati Metal Fest“)
04/15 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
04/16 Des Moines, IA – People’s Court
04/17 Omaha, NE – Slowdown
04/19 Wichita, KS – The Scene-ary
04/20 Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
04/21 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater & Club
04/22 Farmington, NM – Top Deck
04/23 Tucson, AZ – The Rock
04/24 El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
04/25 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s
04/27 Columbia, MO – The Blue Note
04/28 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom (feat. Behemoth, Watain, The Devil’s Blood, etc.)
04/29 Memphis, TN – Newby’s
04/30 Nashville, TN – Exit In
05/01 Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
05/03 Gainesville, FL – Double Down

Dates Announced For Escape The Fate, Attack Attack!, The Word Alive, Etc. Tour

Dates are now available for Escape The Fate and Attack Attack!‘s “This World Is Ours Tour“. The trek also features The Word Alive, Secrets and Mest on select dates and will run as follows:

04/05 Buffalo, NY – The Rapids
04/07 Detroit, MI – Cluth Cargos
04/09 Minneapolis, MN – First Ave
04/10 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
04/11 Sauget, IL – Pops
04/12 Kansas City, KS – Beaumont
04/13 Denver, CO – Summit
04/14 Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
04/16 Seattle, WA – Showbox @ Market
04/17 Portland, OR – Roseland
04/18 Chico, CA – The Senator
04/19 San Francisco, CA – Regency
04/20 San Diego, CA – Soma
04/21 Los Angeles, CA – House Of Blues
04/22 Phoenix, AZ – Marquee
04/24 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
04/25 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
04/26 San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
04/27 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
04/28 Memphis, TN – New Daisy
04/30 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
05/01 Orlando, FL – House Of Blues
05/03 Norfolk, VA – The Norva
05/04 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
05/05 Philadelphia, PA – TLA
05/06 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
05/07 Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
05/08 Montreal, QC – Club Soda
05/11 Winnipeg, MB – Garrick Events
05/13 Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Events Center
05/14 Calgary, AB – MacEwan Ballroom
05/16 Vancouver, BC – The Vogue

Black Tusk Added To March Prong Shows

Prong will be joined by Black Tusk at the following Californian shows next month:

03/21 San Diego, CA – Ruby Room
03/22 West Hollywood, CA – Viper Room (feat. Polarization)
03/23 Las Vegas, NV – LVCS
03/24 Tempe, AZ – The Clubhouse
03/25 Fresno, CA – Starline
03/26 Fullerton, CA – Slidebar

Lostprophets Debut New Single “Bring ‘Em Down

The Lostprophets recently debuted the studio version of their new single “Bring Em’ Down” via the radio and is the case these days, it has surfaced online. You can hear a rip of it below while a digital single for the track is expected to arrive shortly.

The song appears on the bands new album “Weapons“, which was produced by Ken Andrews of Failure, etc. fame. It is due to land in stores overseas on April 02nd.