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Saint Vitus, Weedeater & Sourvein Book Fall U.S. Tour

Saint Vitus, Weedeater and Sourvein will embark on the following tour together this fall:

09/14 Little Rock, AR – Rev Room (no Sourvein) (feat. Rwake & YOB)
09/15 Memphis, TN – Hi-Tone Cafe
09/16 Nashville, TN – Exit/In
09/18 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
09/19 Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre
09/20 Richmond, VA – Kingdom
09/21 Huntington, WV – V Club
09/22 Lexington, KY – Backroom (“Boomslang Festival“)
09/23 Pittsburgh, PA – The Rex Theater
09/24 Cambridge, MA – Middle East Downstairs
09/25 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
09/27 Washington, DC – Black Cat
09/28 New York, NY – Best Buy Theater (with Down, Warbeast, Haarp) (no Sourvein & Weedeater)
09/29 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
09/30 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
10/01 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club
10/02 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
10/03 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
10/04 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
10/05 Boise, ID – Neurolux
10/06 Portland, OR – Fall Into Darkness Fest
10/07 Seattle, WA – The Highline
10/09 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
10/10 Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theater
10/11 Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s
10/12 Santa Cruz, CA – Atrium @ The Catalyst
10/14 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
10/15 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theatre
10/16 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
10/18 Austin, TX – Beauty Bar
10/19 San Antonio, TX – Bonds 007

Fear And The Nervous System Reissue Now Due In September

Having missed its previously-scheduled release date last week, the deluxe physical reissue of Fear And The Nervous System‘s self-titled debut is now slated to hit stores on September 18th.

While an official track listing has not yet been provided, the effort is scheduled to arrive with a bonus disc. The group notably features Korn‘s James “Munky” Shaffer alongside Faith No More‘s Billy Gould, Bad Religion drummer Brooks Wackerman and more.

Some shows are said to be in the works to support the release.

Primus have now spilled the beans regarding their forthcoming 3D tour. Band vocalist/bassist Les Claypool recently revealed what fans can expect from the trek to Billboard.com.

According to the article, attendees will be issued 3D goggles upon admittance to the venues. The group will take advantage of this through a wealth of new 3D imagery created explicitly for the tour—something that will apparently help accentuate their improv jams in particular.

“Quad Surround Sound” technology will also be utilized at each stop of the tour, which will find the band performing two sets per night. Despite the increased production scale, the performances will not be canned. On that, Claypool stated:

“Every show will be different. Different environments, as far as venues, are going to lend themselves to different experiences, depending on where you are and whatnot in the crowd. It’s very heady. People that are going to be moshing around probably won’t get any of this, but the heads will get it.”

The technology itself was developed by 3D Live with the initial leg of dates announced thus far serving as a test run for a possible future tour. Meanwhile, Claypool also revealed that a 5.1 surround sound reissue of the groups 1991 offering “Sailing The Seas of Cheese” will arrive sometime this fall.

When pressed about new material from the band however, he offered:

“We haven’t really been working on anything new at this point. We haven’t even really been talking about it,. We’ve still been kind of hammering away at this record. It’s been a very pleasant record to play. It flows really well, so it’s been a good one to hammer away on. I doubt we’ll take as long (to make the next album) but we’re not on the 18-month schedule.”

In case you missed them previously, dates for the 3D tour include:

10/12 Poughkeepsie, NY – Mid Hudson Civic Center
10/13 Burlington, VT – Memorial Auditorium
10/15 Washington, DC – The Fillmore
10/16 Wilkes-Barre, PA – Kirby Center
10/17 Philadelphia, PA – Tower Theater
10/19 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
10/20 Boston, MA – Orpheum Theater
10/21 Providence, RI – Veterans Memorial Auditorium
10/23 Niagara Falls, NY – Rapids Theater
10/24 Detroit, MI – Fillmore
10/26 Asheville, NC – Moogfest
10/27 Indianapolis, IN – Murat Theater
10/28 St. Louis, MO – Peabody Opera House
10/30 Cincinnati, OH – Taft Theater
10/31 Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle
11/02 Kansas City, MO – Uptown
11/03 Denver, CO – The Fillmore
11/04 Wichita, KS – Cotillion Ballroom
11/05 Dallas, TX – McFarlin
11/07 Austin, TX – Bass Hall
11/09 Orlando, FL – The Hard Rock
11/10 Miami, FL – Fillmore

Wolves In The Throne Room Taking A Break, Reissue “Two Hunters”

Wolves In The Throne Room have decided to take some time off for the immediate future. The band had the following to say about that:

“After months of journeying we’re settled back into our life at home. Soft, warm breezes, the calls of Ravens and Eagles, the scent of Cedar and Salt Water. The Northwest Summer is a soothing balm to the stresses and strains of the road and the alchemic pressure-cooker of the recording studio. But it has been a great two years for us. We are so proud of Celestial Lineage, and our tours in the United States and Europe were inspiring and full of good experiences.

Contrary to sensationalist rumor, we have no desire or intention to end Wolves In The Throne Room. It is very possible that future albums will be recorded. Live performances might transpire. But for now, we are reconnecting to hearth and home. We’d like to extend our heartfelt thank to everyone who has helped and supported us over the years. Playing this music has transformed us as people, and we are blessed to have shared this path with so many other travelers.”

In the meantime you can pick up a new pressing of the groups 2008 full-length outing, “Two Hunters“. It comes with an extended intro to the track “Cleansing“, complete with vocals from Jessika Kenney. The exclusive bonus track, “To Reveal” is also featured. It is now available at this location.

Hatebreed Looking For New International Label Home

Hatebreed look to have been a casualty of the Roadrunner Records shake-up. According to this tweet from the band, the group are in the market for a new label home abroad as a result of the cost-cutting moves. They remain signed with eOne Music domestically however.

Lately they have been in and out of the studio tracking their new album with producer Zeuss (Suicide Silence, All That Remains) and Josh Wilbur (Lamb Of God, Avenged Sevenfold) handling the production duties.

Strong Intention Book August Shows With Misery Index & Abigail Williams

Strong Intention are heading out on the road next month for a string of shows alongside the likes of Misery Index and Abigail Williams. Here’s where you can catch them:

With Misery Index:

08/14 York, PA – The Depot
08/15 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
08/16 Brooklyn, NY – St. Vitus
08/17 Frederick, MD – Cafe 611
08/18 Atlantic City, NJ – Boneyard
08/19 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar (feat. Vital Remains)

With Abigail Williams:

08/20 Johnson City, TN – TBA
08/21 Roanoke, VA – Coffin House
08/22 Leesburg, VA – Balls Bluff
08/23 Frederick, MD – Cafe 611

Century Media Records Returns To Spotify

After pulling their catalog from popular music streaming service Spotify nearly a year ago; Century Media Records and its associated labels have returned to service. The following statement was released regarding their change of heart:

Century Media Records and its associated labels “InsideOut Music,” “Superball Music” and “People Like You Records” are pleased to announce that their entire repertoire is now available on Spotify.

Spotify offers great tools to discover new artists. We feel that this is essential for our promising newcomers. In that respect, Spotify gives those artists a very good forum,” states Antje Lange, general manager Europe.

After the initial decision to pull the Century Media catalog from Spotify, label execs were impressed by the resulting debate, especially the messages and comments by the thousands of fans who weighed in on the issue. Fan sentiment and continued discussions with Spotify have resulted in the label reversing its initial decision.

“We respect that music fans wanted to have instant access to our catalog via Spotify,” states President of North America Don Robertson. “But we also have to consider the rights of our artists. After practicing some due diligence, we’re moving ahead confident that both the artist and the fan are being fairly served by this developing platform.”

Steve Savoca, Head of Content at Spotify, adds: “Spotify‘s global growth provides a powerful platform for artists to connect directly with our hugely passionate audience. The return of Century Media‘s fantastic catalog is cranking metal music to our ears.”

Century Media will continue to evaluate Spotify as a music discovery tool and welcome the fan’s opportunity to preview a release in its entirety before deciding to buy a copy.

Thomas Waber, President of Superball and InsideOut Music sums it up: “We are looking forward to our fans being able to access our music again through the premium streaming service in the world. Hopefully they will discover great new music as a result!”

Cherri Bomb To Support Lostprophets On August West Coast U.S. Tour

The Lostprophets have tapped Cherri Bomb as support on their previously-announced West Coast U.S. run in early August. Dates for that include:

08/07 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
08/08 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
08/10 Los Angeles, CA – Roxy
08/11 Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues
08/12 Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues
08/14 Scottsdale, AZ – Martini Ranch

Fight Amp To Release “Birth Control” In September

Fight Amp are preparing their new album “Birth Control” for a September 25th release date on Translation Loss Records. Newly-appointed drummer Dan Smith handled the cover art for the release, which you can check out over at this location.

Currently the group have the following handful of shows booked for the immediate future:

07/30 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie (feat. A Life Once Lost, Gholas & Harsh Vibes)
08/03 Lansdale, PA – The VFQ (feat. Ladder Devils, Wives & With Knives)
08/04 Syracuse, NY – Gorham Bros Music (feat. Ladder Devils, Blood Sun Circle)
08/05 Brooklyn, NY – St. Vitus (feat. Ladder Devils & Hull)