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Machine Head Added To Both “Knotfest” Shows

Machine Head have officially been added to this years upcoming “Knoftest” performances. The group will serve as one of the two replacement acts for the slots recently vacated by Lamb Of God and Dethklok.

According to the festival’s organizers:

“The mighty Machine Head has been tapped as one of the artists to replace the cancellation of Lamb Of God and Dethklok. We are very excited that Machine Head is rushing back from Europe to play Knotfest. They will perform at both the Iowa and Somerset/Minneapolis knotfest shows.

We expect to announce another artist in the next day or two.”

This years “Knotfest” will feature performances from Slipknot, Deftones, Serj Tankian, Prong, The Urge and more. Two seperate events with differing bills will take place as follows:

08/17 Pacific Junction, IA – Mid America Motorplex
08/18 Somerset, WI – Somerset Amphitheater

Further details can be found at Knotfest.com.

Primus Announce Dates For Fall 3D Tour

Dates have been revealed for Primus‘ upcoming 3D-enhanced fall tour. While full details on what exactly the trek will contain have yet to surface (sans the following brief blurb,) the below shows have been confirmed for the trek:

Primus is excited to announce a unique 3D tour this fall, featuring two sets per evening. Being that this is the first-ever traveling 3D enhanced live musical performance, this groundbreaking tour is sure to provide a one-of-a-kind psychedelic experience, further enhanced by the fact that every show will also feature Quad Surround Sound.”

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

Bring Me The Horizon Sign With RCA Records

Bring Me The Horizon have signed a deal with RCA for unspecified territorties. The following official press release was issued on the matter:

“Sheffield Metallers, Bring Me The Horizon, have just signed a deal with RCA. The band are currently working on a new album which will be out in 2013. They will be making their live return on November 10th, co-headlining Vans Warped Tour at Alexander Palace.

Bring Me The Horizon have made a firm mark on the world of heavy music since forming in 2004. Their last, critically acclaimed album ‘There Is A Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen It. There Is A Heaven, Let’s Keep It A Secret’ brought their unique form of heavy music to a global audience and saw the band tour the world, performing to sell out crowds.”

God Forbid’s Doc Coyle Robbed In San Antonio, Texas

God Forbid guitarist Doc Coyle was recently robbed in San Antonio, TX while on tour as part of the “Trespass America Festival“. According to Coyle himself:

“So two days ago in San Antonio, someone stole my bag out of our dressing room with my MacBook pro laptop, iPod, hard drive, headphones, passport, toiletries, etc. It was in a beat up Swiss Gear backpack.

If anyone who was there saw anything suspicious or lives in the area recognizes any of these items, please let me know. I do everything with my computer. Communicate, create music. This sucks big time,but it’s just stuff. I am lucky I have my health. So many are less fortunate. #gratitude”

AxeWound To Release Debut Album In October, Book UK Tour

AxeWound (Bullet For My Valentine, Cancer Bats, etc.) have found a new label home at Search And Destroy/RCA in the UK. The group are moving forward with an October 01st release date for their eleven song debut album, “Vultures“.

A single for the track “Cold” will precede it, going on sale on September 10th. The band have also booked the following shows to compliment the albums release:

10/01 Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
10/02 Glasgow, UK – King Tuts
10/03 Manchester, UK – Academy 3
10/04 Wolverhampton, UK – Slade Rooms
10/06 London, UK – Underworld
10/07 Bristol, UK – Thekla

Castle Sign With Prosthetic Records

Castle have been announced as the newest signing to Prosthetic Records. The outfits latest album “Blacklands” will see a North American release through the label on September 11th. For now, the band have debuted their new music video for their track “Corpse Candles” via Revolvermag.com.

Tomahawk To Release “Waratorium” Single In November

Tomahawk will issue a new 7″ single for their song “Waratorium” on November 23rd just in time for Record Store Day‘s Black Friday event. An etching done by cartoonist Ivan Brunetti will appear on the b-side of the release while a digital single for the track will arrive a week later.

The new Tomahawk album “Oddfellows” is presently slated for a January release date on Ipecac Recordings. In the meantime, the band have the following run of shows booked for the fall:

10/27 Nashville, TN – Exit/In
10/28 New Orleans, LA – Voodoo Music Experience
10/29 Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theatre
10/31 Dallas, TX – Granada Theatre
11/01 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s
11/02-04 Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest

Ministry Frontman Al Jourgensen Hospitalized After Paris, France Show

Ministry‘s Al Jourgensen was rushed to the hospital last night, July 28th, following a troubled performance in Paris, FRA. The set apparently saw Jourgensen struggle throughout the duration of the show, eventually collapsing. Fan-filmed footage of the final song of the night can be found below along with bands official statement on the matter.

Meanwhile, reports of similar questionable behavior began to circulate a few weeks back after Jourgensen showed apparent signs of trouble at a number of recent stops. Various shows saw Jourgensen take a tumble off the stage—however, they appeared to be happening with such frequency that it seemed to be a part of the act.

“July 27, 2012 PARIS 9:05 pm Ministry Front man Al Jourgensen collapsed on-stage during the live Ministry performance and was rushed to hospital via ambulance where he was examined by numerous physicians and diagnosed to have had a full-system collapse due to extreme dehydration and heat exhaustion intensified by the lack of ventilation on stage at the venue.

Doctors confirm via blood tests conducted that Jourgensen‘s alcohol blood levels were well below normal and no narcotics were found in his system. As a result, Ministry has cancelled today’s appearance at the L’Etaples France Rock en Stock Festival in order to allow Mr. Jourgensen a few days rest to recuperate and receive additional medical attention in Switzerland. Jourgensen fully intends to complete the remaining shows on the Ministry DeFiBriLlaTouR European leg.

Jourgensen extends his most sincere apologies to his devoted Parisian fans who displayed so much love, respect and concern for him before and after the Ministry show. Says Jourgensen: ‘I will make it up to you, somehow. I love Paris, I love the Parisian people. I’m so sorry …but, shit happens and the shit hit the fan for me last night.’”