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Graveyard’s New Album Title And Release Date Revealed

Graveyard‘s third full-length album “Lights Out” has been slated for a November 06th North American release date (October 26th in Europe) via Nuclear Blast. Band drummer Axel Sjöberg briefly spoke on the album, stating:

“‘Lights Out’ sums up the feeling of the new album and a feeling that we have that these times that we live in are strange times… where no one really sees anything straight or the way they are.”

Winds Of Plague Announce New Drummer

Winds Of Plague and drummer Art Cruz have officially parted ways as a result of creative differences. Band vocalist Johnny Plague spoke on Cruz‘s departure, offering:

“After many years of having Art Cruz with us we have decided its best for both parties involved to go our separate ways. Art is a great drummer and I’m sure he will be back behind the drums one way or another soon.”

Cruz himself had the following to say of the move:

“I’m very thankful for the experience. I love those dudes. I will continue to play drums and on the business side, I am currently pursuing artist management. To keep up with what I’m doing, follow me on twitter at twitter.com/artimusplague.”

The band have tapped drummer Brandon Gallindo (ex-Dead In Existence) to replace Cruz. In addition to joining the band on the impending “All Stars Tour“; Gallindo also handled the recently completed studio sessions for the groups forthcoming new album. More details on it are expected in the near future.

The Chariot Confirm “One Wing” Track Listing, Reveal Cover Art

The Chariot have officially confirmed the track listing and cover art for their upcoming new album “One Wing“. Both can be found below, with the album itself scheduled for an August 28th release date via eOne Music/Good Fight Music.

Furthermore, pre-orders have now been launched for the effort with a deluxe bundle featuring a one of a kind 4″ x 6″ art piece done by the artist who created the albums artwork, Trey Moseley. That edition in particular will be limited to 100.

Meanwhile, all physical pre-orders will come with instant downloads of a live rendition of the new album track “Speak” and a demo version of the song “And“.

One Wing” track listing:

01 – “Forget
02 – “Not
03 – “Your
04 – “First
05 – “Love.
06 – “Speak
07 – “in
08 – “Tounges
09 – “and
10 – “Cheek.

click here for the artwork…

Anthrax Drummers Attorney Comments On Recent Arrest

William L. Hotopp, the attorney of Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante, has commented regarding his clients arrest for domestic battery in front of a child this past weekend in Elkhart, IN. Here’s what he had to say about the incident, which saw both Benante and his wife arrested:

“Last Friday night, Charlie Benante, drummer for the rock band Anthrax, was assaulted several times during an altercation that sent him to the emergency room with a gash at the back of his head that required several staples to close.

Mr. Benante and his six-year old daughter Mia had traveled to Elkart, IN to meet Mrs. Benante and her 17-year old son who was participating in a weekend baseball series. At some point, words were exchanged between Mr. Benante, Mrs. Benante and her male companion that led to a scuffle.

Mrs. Benante hit Mr. Benante in the face, he pushed her away, and as he turned around to leave with Mia, Mrs. Benante assaulted him from behind, hitting him multiple times on the back of his head with a cell phone. Police were called, and both Mr. Benante and Mrs. Benante were detained for domestic battery in front of a child.

Mr. Benante is understandably distraught by this incident and that his daughter, who he dotes on, witnessed it.

Mr. Benante will appear in Elkhart County court this Friday, August 3, and we expect complete vindication.”

Neurosis Release New Album Teaser Video

Neuroris have uploaded the following teaser video titled “Electrical Transmission I“. The clip is expected to be in support of the groups forthcoming new album, which is thought to be surfacing in October/November.

More info has come to light regarding the shooting threat that temporarily derailed yesterday’s (July 30th) “Summer Slaughter Tour” show in Tampa Bay, FL. According to Tampabay.com, the incident arose after a young woman told the bartender she had overheard two attendees saying they had a gun and a knife and were going to start killing people during Job For A Cowboy‘s set.

The bartender and security subsequently involved the police with the venue being evacuated. Bomb-sniffing dogs were involved and security patted down each concertgoer as they were readmitted to the venue. With nothing being found with the show went on as planned, albeit two hours late.

Machine Head Premiere “Darkness Within” Music Video (Updated)

Machine Head‘s brand new music video for their track “Darkness Within” has premiered online and can be seen over at Metalhammer.co.uk. While the clip being filmed in Prague, Czech Republic may be seen as topical, keep in mind it was filmed long before Randy Blythe‘s imprisonment.

Update – July 31st 10:43am:

Those in the U.S. can now view the clip at Loudwire.com.

Quicksand Book August NYC Reunion Show

Quicksand have booked an August 24th New York City, NY reunion show. The group are due to play The Bowery Ballroom with tickets going on sale at noon EST on August 01st. As previously reported, the bands 1993 offering “Slip” will get a new vinyl pressing on September 11th.

Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore Joins Black Metal Supergroup Twilight

Former Sonic Youth vocalist/guitarist Thurston Moore has joined American black metal supergroup, Twilight. The band, who feature members of Nachtmystium, Isis, The Atlas Moth and more within their ranks, have also signed with Century Media Records.

They are planning a re-release of their self-titled debut in the coming months, plus a new album to be recorded later this year. The bands Blake Judd (also of Nachtmystium) recently confirmed the news to The1stfive.com via the following exchange:

This next question goes back to Twilight. I’ve read that you guys were trying to put together another record.

BJ: Yeah. We are.

How is that process going? At one point there was talk of Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth) might be working on the album.

BJ: Yeah. He is in fact. I think we’re booking him this week. He’s in the band, and going to be on the record.

He’s officially in the band? How did you hook up with Thurston Moore for a Twilight album?

BJ: We knew Sonic Youth already through their soundman, Jeremy Lemos. He has a band called White/Light and that’s how they know him. They toured together. He’s also has worked with Rob Lowe from Lichens a lot, so that’s how we know these guys.

The Sonic Youth folks, whenever they were in town, would always be over at the studio, so I met them on a number of occasions recording over there and Thurston really likes our music and, uh, loves Black Metal. And now that Sonic Youth‘s broken up, and he’s essentially divorced, he’s got plenty of time.

That’s amazing.

BJ: Yeah. I’m really excited about that. I was a Nirvana fan when I was a kid, you know. I’m twenty-eight or twenty-nine years old now, so I grew up during that, and that’s what I listened to when I was a kid. I had Sonic Youth records when I was twelve. And to now know that, not only am I having a dialogue with this person about anything, but dude’s gonna join a band I started, and it’s like…whoah. Fucking amazing, amazing feeling.

That is a perfect example of like what people ask: “What’s the best thing about what you do?” You know, most people expect the answer to be traveling, sex, money. No, man. The thing that makes me feel like I’m rich it’s the experience.

I’ve done so much shit, and worked with so many cool people, and I’ll get to work with Thurston and that…I would…you know Century Media could offer us a hundred thousand dollars to make that Twilight record and say: “Blake, you get ninety percent of that money but Thurston Moore‘s not gonna be on the record, or, you can be on it and we’ll give you ten grand and that’s what you have to make it work.” And I would, I would take the ten grand and work with Thurston. That’s like how much I love Sonic Youth.”