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Integrity To Release “Kingdom Of Heaven” EP This Month

Integrity will release an EP by the name of “Kingdom Of Heaven(The Araca Sessions) on January 31st via A389 Recordings. The effort will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the material the band recorded with their late drummer, David Nicholi Araca. A bonus cover song recorded during that period with Araca will surface on a limited edition flexi disc.

A song from the effort can be found below:

Megadeth have signed on to headline the “Metalfest Open Air” tour overseas this spring. Other acts set to play the festival include (in order of billing):

In Extremo
Blind Guardian
Fear Factory
Legion Of The Damned
Dark Tranquillity
Salatio Mortis
Death Angel
Lake Of Tears
Swallow The Sun
Skull Fist
Fleshgod Apocalypse
Mystic Prophecy

Dates for the festival can be found below:

05/31 Dessau, GER – Airfield
06/01 Jaworzno, POL – Zalew Sosina
06/02 Mining, AUT – Castle Mamling
06/05 Zadar, CRO – Zadar Beach
06/06 Monza, ITA – Brianteo Stadium
06/07 St. Goarshausen, GER – Loreley
06/08 Plzen, CZE – Amphitheater Lochotin

Megadeth will also play the Ost Fest in Bucharest, Romania On June 17th with Motorhead and more.

Sol Invicto (Deftones) Speak On Upcoming “Initium II” EP

Sol Invicto (Deftones guitarist Stephen Carpenter‘s side project with Rich Londres) are planning to release a new free seven track EP by the name of “Initium II” in the near future. Londres recently spoke with Noisecreep about the effort and revealed that a potential collaboration with The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza guitarist Josh Travis is in the cards for the the EP’s eventual follow-up.

Nonpoint Drummer Outlines His Plans For Deeds Pride Side Project

Nonpoint drummer Robb Rivera has taken some time to address his plans for his upcoming Deeds Pride. Here’s what he had to say about the project:

“So there is no confusion i want to clear something up, this project is not being put together for touring. I have enough of that with Nonpoint. This is being put together for pure fun and being able to create with some friends.

I will not rule out maybe a show in the future and if i do that i already have the band i would do it with, i would like to release this every 6 months with different singers if possible. I will be playing all the instruments except vocals. Stay Tuned.”

In addition to that Rivera recently laid down some drums for the band Kezia. You can check out his contributions over at his Soundcloud.

After The Burial Speak On New Album

In addition to their recent addition to this years “Vans Warped Tour“, After The Burial have taken the time to speak on their new album. Here’s what they had to say:

“We’re happy to share with everyone that we will be a part of this year’s Warped Tour. It’s our first time on the festival, and we can’t wait to pummel crowds all summer long. We’re also pleased to announce to you that since returning from the Crush Em All II tour last November, we’ve been working on a brand new album.

During the last couple of months we’ve been pushing our boundaries and exploring new territory creatively to bring you the most intuitive, innovative and intense record we’ve written to date. If what you’re expecting from us is the heaviest, shreddiest and grooviest shit you’ve ever heard, you will not be disappointed.”

Shai Hulud, A Plea For Purging & Counterparts To Tour The U.S. Together Shortly

Shai Hulud & A Plea For Purging will co-headline a new U.S. tour with Counterparts and a band foolish enough to sign with a ripoff artist. Dates for the trek can be found below:

02/24 Danbury, CT – Heirloom Arts Theater
02/25 Trenton, NJ – Championship Bar
02/26 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance (“Eat Your Heart Out Fest“)
02/27 Crofton, MD – MACC
02/28 Fredericksburg, VA – The Refuge
02/29 Nashville, TN – Rocketown
03/01 Sylacauga, AL – New Needle Tattoo (feat. Gideon)
03/02 Jackson, MS – The Carter
03/03 Plano, TX – Tomcats
03/04 San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
03/05 El Paso, TX – Lips Lounge
03/07 Anaheim, CA – Mirror Image Studios
03/12 Canoga Park, CA – Cobalt Cafe
03/13 Sunnyvale, CA – Dosa Biryani
03/14 Reno, NV – The Holland Project
03/15 Salt Lake City, UT – Salt Lake Foursquare
03/17 Springfield, MO – Outland Ballroom
03/18 Evansville, IN – The Hatch

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Records With Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl

Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor recently recorded material with Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters/Nirvana and producer Butch Vig (Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins).

Speaking through his Twitter Taylor offered:

“HUGE checks off the Bucket List today- did a song with Dave Grohl and Butch Vig. Do the words ‘holy shit’ say enough about it?!?”

Grohl has most recently been working on a new project with a variety of guest musicians. Ratt‘s Stephen Pearcy and Warren DeMartini were among the latest participants in the mystery project. More details as they come.

The Ghost Inside, After The Burial, Etc. Added To 2012 “Vans Warped Tour”

The Ghost Inside, After The Burial, Senses Fail, Echo Movement, Mighty Mongo, Dead Sara and It Boys are the latest bands to be added to this years “Vans Warped Tour“. The roster of bands officially announced for the festival thus far includes:

Every Time I Die
Chelsea Grin
Impending Doom
Memphis May Fire
Rise To Remain
Polar Bear Club
The Silver Comet
Sleeping With Sirens
Vampires Everywhere!
Machine Gun Kelly
I Fight Dragons
Funeral Party
Hyro Da Hero
Lost In Society
Title Fight
T Mills
Living With Lions
Tomorrows Bad Seeds
A Loss For Words
Man Overboard
Super Water Sympathy

Julie Christmas (Battle Of Mice, Made Out Of Babies) will perform a rare live show at St. Vitus in Brooklyn, NY on February 04th. Her backing band for the set will feature the following interesting roster of musicians:

Vocals – Julie Christmas
Guitar – John LaMacchia (Candiria, Crooked Man)
Guitar – Tom Teirney (Tidal Arms)
Bass/Loops – Andrew Schneider (Pigs)
Keys – Mel Lederman (Thalia Zedek)
Drums – Fran Mark (ex-From Autumn To Ashes)

Cave In frontman Steve Brodsky will open the show with a solo set.

The lineup has been revealed for this years edition of “The Bamboozle Festival“. The even will take place at North Beach in Asbury Park, NJ from May 18th to May 20th and feature the following artists:

May 18th:
We Came As Romans
Mike Posner
The Receiving End Of Sirens
Aiden Chance
David Garibaldi
Miss May I
Stray From The Path
The Wonder Years
Sailesh The Uncensored Hypnotist
DJ Prime Gonzo

May 19th:
Foo Fighters
Jimmy Eat World
DJ Pauly D
All American Rejects
Never Shout Never
A$AP Rocky
The Maine
Motion City Soundtrack
The Promise Ring
Hot Water Music
Action Bronson
The Dear Hunter
Michael Monroe
Big Chocolate
Iggy Azalea

May 20th:
Bon Jovi
The Bouncing Souls
Boys Like Girls
Andrew Dice Clay
Catch 22
Comeback Kid
He Is We
Trapped Under Ice
Like Moths To Flames
Murphy’s Law
Riff Raff
Woe, Is Me
Texas In July
The Story So Far
Patent Pending
Skizzy Mars