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Molotov Solution To Miss Immediate Shows

Molotov Solution will miss their immediate touring plans as a result of van troubles. The band had the following to say about that:

“Guys, with great sadness we have to announce that our van has taken its last breath and we are not able to make the next few shows down to SXSW. We are back home and getting things fixed for the Road To Metal Fest tour. Very sorry to those who were looking forward to seeing us.”

Pantera To Release “Piss” Music Video Next Month

Pantera have a new music video in the works for their previously-unreleased track “Piss“. The clip is set to debut at Revolver Magazine‘s annual “Golden Gods Awards” ceremony which will take place at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA on April 11th.

Piss” will appear as a bonus track on the upcoming 20th anniversary edition of Pantera‘s “Vulgar Display Of Power” (due out May 15th via Rhino).

The official word on the “Piss” video can be found below:

“For those of you attending the Revolver Golden Gods, you are in for a treat: UNRELEASED PANTERA song!

PANTERA will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their landmark album, Vulgar Display of Power, with the worldwide debut of their first music video in 12 years, for the previously unreleased song, “Piss,” from the Vulgar recording sessions.

PANTERA drummer Vinnie Paul commented, “‘Piss’ is the only unheard complete Pantera track in existence. It was recorded at the same time as Vulgar Display of Power and it’s 100 percent Pantera with attitude and our signature groove! After mixing it, I can’t believe it didn’t make the record! So it’s 2012 and 20 years later and new Pantera music has been delivered. Cheers!””

Mose Giganticus Debut “White Horse” Music Video

Mose Giganticus have debuted a music video for their track “White Horse” online below. In addition to that the band will head out on a European tour with Arabrot next month. Initial dates for that include:

04/09 Berlin, GER – Festaal Kreuzberg
04/10 Munchen, GER – Feierwerk
04/12 Vienna, AUT – Arena (feat. Corrosion Of Conformity)
04/13 Ljublijana, SLO – Orto Bar
04/14 Bologna, ITA – xm24

A custom car + motorcycle show has been added to Metallica‘s upcoming “Orion Music + More” festival. A video of Metallica frontman/guitarist James Hetfield discussing that can be found below. Those interested in partaking in the Hetfield-curated exhibit can find more info at

The “Orion Music + More” festival will take place at Bader Field in Atlantic City, NJ on June 23rd-24th. It will feature performances from Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold, Sepultura, The Sword and more.

Project 86 To Head Out On “The April Assault Tour”

Project 86 are in the midst of finishing up work on their new album and will hit the road in April in support of it. The band are due to kick off “The April Assault Tour” with Sent By Ravens, Willet and Righteous Vendetta on April 13th. Here’s how the dates will run thus far:

04/13 Tulsa, OK – Enerje Event Centre
04/14 St. Louis, MO – The Heavy Anchor
04/15 Findlay, OH – The Catalyst Church
04/20 Fredericksburg, VA – Salem Fields
04/22 Crofton, MD – MACC
04/26 Dallas, TX – The Door

More stops are pending.

Melvins Working On New Venom, Queen & Roxy Music Covers

The coming year will see the Melvins remain characteristically prolific. Drummer Dale Crover recently took part in an interview conducted by Metal Sucks and offered the following on the groups upcoming plans:

“Next year we’re doing a tour as Melvins Lite. It’s great, there’s actually three different versions of the band. There’s also the 1983 Melvins with the original drummer [Mike Dillard]. I get to play bass. I get to play the part of Matt Lukin. We just recorded some new stuff with him too that will eventually be out. We just did four songs so it’ll just be an EP.

We’ve been doing a ton of recording of various things, doing lots of covers. We’re going to be doing a lot of splits with people. We’re going to be doing some singles where we play with other people as well. We’ve recorded some Venom songs, with Scott Kelly from Neurosis singing and playing guitar.

We’ve recorded a Roxy Music song with Jello Biafra with our old bass player Kevin [Rutmanis] playing. We just recorded some Queen songs with a friend of ours Caleb who’s in a band called Tweak Bird. We have a bunch of things planned along those lines. Some are not done yet, I won’t jinx it. We’re doing lots of things like that, lots of releases coming in the next few years.”

This week already saw the release of the bands new free digital EP “Scion A/V Presents: The Bulls & The Bees“; while June 05th will bring the bands new ‘Melvins Lite‘ release, “Freak Puke“.

I See Stars Onboard For 2012 “All Stars Tour”

While the planned announcement for this years “All Stars Tour” may not have taken place yesterday, March 14th; at least one band was confirmed for the trek. A post on the tours Facebook made yesterday night mentioned that I See Stars will be on the tour.

Meanwhile, in regards to the tour announcement itself, the following message was offered:

“Full announcement coming soon.. stay tuned..”

Becoming The Archetype Guitarist Seth Hecox Speaks On Upcoming Remix EP

Becoming The Archetype guitarist/vocalist Seth Hecox has shared his thoughts on the groups upcoming digital remix EP, “Celestial Progression“. The six song outing draws on material from the bands “Celestial Completion” album. The remixes were overseen by the electronica collective Born Of Water and producer Giant Robot.

According to Hecox:

“I’ve been a fan of good remixes of heavy music for a long time. The great thing is that I told these guys to make the songs their own thing, and that’s exactly what they did. Each remix sounds like its own song and each remix is very exciting to listen to, bringing out a different emotion.”

“I’ve fallen in love with these six tracks and I know everyone who buys this album will too. Any fan of Celestial Completion is going to be blown away and adore what these remixes bring out of their originals.”

Solid State Records will digitally issue the EP on April 17th. As previously reported, you can find some samples from the EP online at

The first batch of main stage bands have been announced for this years “Vans Warped Tour“. Confirmed acts thus far to headline the trek include:

Of Mice & Men
Falling In Reverse
Four Year Strong
Pierce The Veil
We The Kings
Streetlight Manifesto

Bands announced to date for the festival include:

Every Time I Die
Born Of Osiris
Chelsea Grin
Impending Doom
For Today
Memphis May Fire
The Ghost Inside
After The Burial
Rise To Remain
Motionless In White
You Me At Six
Skip The Foreplay
Hyro Da Hero
Breathe Carolina
Hostage Calm
I Call Fives
Matt Toka
Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!
Divided By Friday
The Constellations
Tonight Alive
We Are The Ocean
Ten Second Epic
The Jukebox Romantics
Cold Forty Three
The Darlings
I Am The Avalanche
Senses Fail
Echo Movement
Oh No Fiasco
Captain Capa
Champagne Champage
We Are The In Crowd
Make Do And Mend
Mayday Parade
Sick Of Sarah
The Green
Twin Atlantic
Mighty Mongo
Polar Bear Club
The Silver Comet
Sleeping With Sirens
Dead Sara
It Boys
Vampires Everywhere!
Machine Gun Kelly
I Fight Dragons
Funeral Party
Lost In Society
Title Fight
T Mills
Living With Lions
Tomorrows Bad Seeds
A Loss For Words
Man Overboard
Super Water Sympathy

Acoustic Basement Stage“:

Anthony Raneri (Bayside)
Vinnie Caruana (The Movielife, I Am the Avalanche),
A Loss For Words
Into It. Over It.
Owen Plant
Brian Marquis
James Morris Band
Tess Dunn

Kristopher Lee Roe (The Ataris)