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Shai Hulud To Reunite With Chad Gilbert For Miami, FL Show This Week

While Shai Hulud‘s previously-planned live reunion with ex-frontman Chad Gilbert (now of New Found Glory) didn’t pan out; it looks as though he will now take to the stage with the group on September 16th.

The show, according to Gilbert, will take place as part of the “Reel & Restless Fest” at Churchill’s Pub in Miami, FL. More details on it can be found at this location.

Mamiffer & Pyramids Split Due Out In October

Mamiffer (Isis) and Pyramids will release a split 12″ together on October 16th via Hydra Head. The track listing for that will run as follows:

Side A:

01 – Mamiffer – “Sophia
02 – Mamiffer – “Tichá Noc

Side B:

01 – Pyramids – “This Is One For Everyone

Bison b.c. Streaming New Song “Anxiety Puke / Lovelessness”

A new Bison b.c. track titled “Anxiety Puke” / “Lovelessness” can be heard below. The song comes from the bands new album “Lovelessness“, which will arrive in stores on October 22nd via Metal Blade Records. The outfit worked with producer Sanford Parker (Pelican, Nachtmystium) on the outing.

Pre-orders for it have been launched at Metalblade.com while the track listing for it is set to run as follows:

01 – “An Old Friend
02 – “Anxiety Puke / Lovelessness
03 – “Last and First Things
04 – “Blood Music
05 – “Clozapine Dream
06 – “Finally Asleep

As expected, Dethklok, Machine Head, All That Remains and The Black Dahlia Murder will team up for a tour together later this year. The confirmed schedule for the trek thus far can be found below. As previously reported, both Machine Head and All That Remains will be rotating the direct support slot on a night by night basis.

10/30 Norfolk, VA – Norva
10/31 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
11/02 Silver Spring, MD – Fillmore
11/03 New York, NY – Roseland Ballroom
11/04 Worcester, MA – Palladium
11/05 Montreal, QC – Metropolis
11/07 Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
11/08 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
11/09 Columbus, OH – LC Pavilion
11/10 Detroit, MI – Fillmore
11/11 Grand Rapids, MI – Orbit Room
11/13 Fargo, ND – The Venue
11/14 Minneapolis, MN – Myth
11/15 Milwaukee, WI – Rave / Eagles Club
11/16 Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
11/17 Kansas City, MO – Midland
11/18 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
11/20 Denver, Co – Fillmore
11/21 Salt Lake City, UT – Great Salt Air
11/23 Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
11/24 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
11/26 Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
11/27 Hollywood, CA – Palladium
11/28 Phoenix, AZ – Marquee
11/30 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
12/01 Austin, TX – Stubbs
12/02 Houston, TX House of Blues
12/04 Orlando, FL – House Of Blues
12/06 Chattanooga, TN – Track 29
12/07 Charlotte, NC – Fillmore
12/08 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle

Ex-I Declare War Guitarist Speaks On His Dismissal From The Band

Former I Declare War guitarist Evan Hughes hit his Tumblr to speak further on his recent dismissal from the band. Here’s what he had to say about it:

“Lots of questions about the IDW thing, so I feel like I should attempt to lay it all out and try to level things out as well:

Admittedly, I had expressed some reservations about staying with the band:

-Money is an issue for me as I don’t have a job where I can leave any time and come back. We do not make money from being in the band. I can’t pay bills by being on the road. For anyone that wants to turn this into the whole money/greed thing, please stop reading now. It’s not about making money off of the band and getting “rich”…it’s about still having money to live somehow.

I’m not in a situation where I can live outside of the band while I’m getting $5 or $10 a day on tour and that’s it. I spent the better part of 2011 unemployed, living off of what I had saved, and living where I could.

I came back from the Lionheart/Molotov tour dead broke, hence why I moved back to Nevada. I got a job in Nevada that was pretty flexible about letting me go, but I was never guaranteed a job when I got back. Luckily IDW wasn’t very active at the time, so it wasn’t much of an issue when I needed time off for the tours we did do. I chose not to leave Nevada, where I had a steady job and a living situation in which I didn’t have to pay rent, despite how much I did not want to be there. The whole reason I went to Nevada was so that I could keep doing the band, as backwards as that might sound.

-I get a lot of anxiety and it’s tough for me to be calm when we’re out on the road. Money, van problems, etc. get me worked up and I tend to freak out about stuff. I love touring and I love playing, but I have a hard time keeping calm.

-Making it to a level where a band is comfortable and doesn’t have a lot to worry about is extremely difficult. Most bands never reach this level. With the way IDW had become so stagnant, I felt like there wasn’t much hope for us to continue to grow.

Yes, it sounds pessimistic, but instead of touring and living the life that I wanted, I was at a job that I didn’t like in a town that I didn’t want to be in. It gave me a lot to think about and made me question why I was where I was at. That’s why I jumped on the chance to work for Whitechapel on Mayhem.

When I did Mayhem with Whitechapel, I discovered it would be a way for me to tour and make money, even though I wasn’t playing. Touring with Whitechapel also kept my anxiety down as there was a lot less I had to worry about; I just did my job and that’s it. I did not want to drop IDW in order to stay with Whitechapel, considering IDW was my life for 6 years and I still loved playing; at the same time, I did want to stay with WC as much as possible.

I initially turned down doing the Hatebreed tour so that I could do the TAS tour with IDW. I was planning on doing whatever else IDW was in talks to do in the following months. I was probably looking at being on the road more than I would have liked, but I was going to do it. I told the rest of the band multiple times that I did not want to quit. It was then they told me they wanted to move on without me.

So in all fairness, no longer being part of the band was partially my choice. I had my reservations about staying. However, those reservations were not going to stop me from continuing on with it. I was completely torn between the two.

We can play the blame game all day long but when it comes down to it, I’m still not in the band and I’m still not happy about not having it anymore, regardless of whose decision it was.”

Coal Chamber Drummer Mike Cox Once Again Injures Himself

Coal Chamber‘s accident prone drummer Mike Cox once again injured himself while performing; this time during the bands set last night (September 08th) in Sao Paulo, Brazil. While originally taken to the hospital for what was thought to be a broken forearm, the injury turned out to be a muscle contusion.

Despite the setback, the band are continuing on with their spate of South American shows. You can view a picture of Cox being treated by EMT’s post-show below:

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Megadeth Dust Off Willie Dixon Cover At Santiago, Chile Show

Megadeth dusted off their cover of Willie Dixon‘s “I Ain’t Superstitious” during their set last night, September 08th, at the Teatro Caupolican in Santiago, Chile. According to those in attendance, it was the songs first live airing since 1986.

The band have been celebrating the 20th anniversary of their “Countdown To Extinction” album on the tour with full album performances. Certain sets have also seen partial performances of their “Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying?” record.

Rob Zombie Channeling White Zombie On New Album

Rob Zombie recently told “Revolver” that he is channeling White Zombie on his forthcoming new album. He had the following to say about the opus, which he recently finished tracking with producer Bob Marlette (Black Sabbath, Alice Cooper):

“It would be really easy to grind out a traditional ‘Rob Zombie‘ record, but I didn’t want to do that because that’s boring. So I went back to the early days of White Zombie, took some of the wild and insane elements out of that band, and combined it with the skill level we’re at now.

White Zombie was writing stuff that barely made sense. It’s so weird, but it kinda worked. I wanted to bring back some of that oddness and make something really new. We’re making our best record ever. It’s the most alive, raw and crazy thing we’ve ever done.”

An early 2013 release date is being mapped out for the album.