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More details have now officially been revealed for Slipknot‘s “Knotfest“. The festival will take place over two days in Iowa and Wisconsin in August. Exact details include:

August 17th: Pacific Junction, IA – Mid America Motorplex:

Slipknot
Deftones
Lamb Of God
Dethklok
Serj Tankian
The Urge
Prong
Dirtfedd

August 18th: Somerset, WI – Somerset Amphitheater:

Slipknot
Deftones
Lamb Of God
Dethklok
Serj Tankian
Cannibal Corpse
Gojira
The Dillinger Escape Plan

Carnival rides, graffiti walls, circus big top tents, burlesque shows, firebreathers, drum circles and more will occur at both stops. A Slipknot museum will also be featured. More details can be found at Knofest.com. Band percussionist M. Shawn Crahan told Rollingstone.com:

“It’s all about having fun and bringing something to the world of rock & roll, bringing it to the standard it used to be. It’s time for us to really engulf this idea known as Knotfest where we’re in control, we make a day devoted to our mindset, our ideas, the people that we want to play with, the people that we think our fans want to be around.”

Kid Gorgeous (Every Time I Die, etc.) have posted a cover of Judas Priest‘s “Living After Midnight“. The song, which notably features a cameo from Every Time I Die‘s Keith Buckley, can be streamed on Facebook.

It is a bonus track from their new EP, “Blue Romance“, which Eulogy Recordings will release this coming Tuesday, June 05th.

Hollywood Undead Members Allegedly Beat Down Their Ex-Vocalist Deuce (Updated)

TMZ are reporting that members of Hollywood Undead recently “brutally” beat up their former singer Aron “Deuce” Erlichman. The incident apparently occurred after Deuce‘s May 25th set at Angels & Kings in Hollywood, CA.

Erlichman claims that his ex-bandmates (primarily Dylan “FunnyMan” Alvares and Jorel “J-Dog” Decker) jumped him following the set and proceeded to punch, kick and stomp him. According the report, Deuce has since gotten the police involved in the matter and is planning to sue them.

There would appear to be no love lost between Deuce and his former bandmates. In the latest issue of “Revolver” (#103 May/June 2012), he had the following to say about his 2010 ousting from the group:

Johnny 3 Tears was jealous that I was the main producer and writer. So he convinced the other dudes to kick me out, and they got some guy from American Idol (Danny Murillo) to replace me. Please! They would have never sold 800,000 copies if it wasn’t for me.”

Periphery To Release New Digital Single Next Week

Periphery will release a digital single for their new track “Make Total Destroy” this coming Tuesday, June 05th. The song will be the first to officially be released from the groups upcoming album, “Periphery II” (or is it “Periphery II: This Time It’s Personal“?) Whatever the exact title, Sumerian Records will release the aforementioned album on July 03rd

Stone Stour Tap Skid Row’s Rachel Bolan For New Album Sessions

Stone Sour enlisted the services of Skid Row bassist Rachel Bolan for the studio sessions for their new double album. Bolan was brought in to help out following the departure of the departure of Shawn Economaki. Bolan finished up his contributions to the album a few weeks back, offering:

“Just finished up my last bass line on the Stone Sour record. I’m psyched to be a part of it.”

Stone Sour worked with producer David Bottrill (Tool, Muse) on the expected conceptual double album. Band frontman Corey Taylor has been teasing “HoGaB” in relation to the album for awhile now; and has made mention that all will be revealed in around a weeks time.

More Dates Added To War Of Ages, Onward To Olympas, Etc. Tour

Another leg of dates have been added to the “More Than Sound Tour“. That trek features War Of Ages, Onward To Olympas, Leaders and Letter To The Exiles. Here’s how the revised schedule will run:

06/22 Pittsburgh, PA – The Ironworks
06/23 Manheim, PA – Warehouse 54
06/24 Smithtown, NY – Smithtown Masonic Temple
06/25 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Loft
06/27 Montreal, QC – Underworld
06/29 Windsor, ON – The Dominion House
06/30 Lansing, MI – Blackened Moon
07/01 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s Down Under
07/02 Evansville, IN – The Hatch
07/03 Barrington, IL – Rock Room
07/07 Douglasville, GA – The 7 Venue
07/08 Metairie, LA – Cypress
07/09 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
07/10 San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
07/11 Fort Worth, TX – Tom Cats West
07/12 Oklahoma Cit, OK – The Conservatory
07/16 Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
07/17 Salt Lake City, UT – Mojos Ogden
07/20 Roseville, CA – Club Retro
07/21 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
07/22 Tempe, AZ – Nile Theatre