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Municipal Waste Release “The Fatal Feast” Lyric Video

Municipal Waste have released a lyric video for their new album’s title track, “The Fatal Feast“. The song features guest vocals from Nuclear Assault‘s John Connelly and can be viewed below. “The Fatal Feast” is presently due out in North American on April 10th through Nuclear Blast.

In addition to that the band recently filmed a music video for the aforementioned track with Halo Of Flies Productions. Band guitarist Ryan Waste commented on the shoot, offering:

“For our upcoming video of the title track, we stepped it up drastically in the sci-fi horror realm. Once again, we had a blast working with The Speed Brothers and crew. Prepare to Feast!”

Nasum Confirm Spring North American Tour With Brutal Truth, Dropdead, Etc.

Nasum have officially announced their North American tour dates. The band will be touring with Rotten Sound‘s Keijo Niinimaa in place of late frontman/guitarist, Mieszko Talarczyk. Various artists will join them on the trek including Brutal Truth, Dropdead, Black Breath and more.

Here’s how the bands schedule currently runs:

With Brutal Truth & Dropdead:

05/18 Chicago, IL – Reggies
05/19 Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class
05/20 Toronto, ON – Wreck Room
05/21 Montreal, QC – Sala Rosa
05/22 Providence, RI – as220
05/23 Philadelphia, PA – The Barbary (feat. Backslider)
05/24 New York, NY – Europa (feat. Margrudergrind, Grudges)
05/25 Baltimore, MD – Maryland Death Fest

Nasum only:

05/26 Seattle, WA – Highline (feat. Black Breath, Massgrave, Theories)
05/27 Portland, OR – Branx (feat. From Ashes Rise, Massgrave
05/28 Oakland, CA – Metro
05/29 Ventura, CA – Billy O’s
05/30 Los Angeles, CA – TBA
05/31 Austin, TX – Red 7 (“Chaos In Tejas“)
06/02 Nijegen, NET – Forta Rock
06/15 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest
06/16 Gothenburg, SWE – Metaltown
06/23 Dessel, BEL – Graspop Metal Meeting
06/29 Lobnitz, GER – With Full Force XVIII
07/05 Salzburg, AUT – Extremefest
07/06 Huenxe, GER – Extremefest
07/07 Martigny, SWI – Extremefest
07/08 Roskilde, DEN – Roskilde Festival
07/13 Trutnv, CZE – Batlefield (“Obscene Extreme Festival“)
07/14 Joensuu, FIN – Ilosaarirock
08/03-04 Wacken, GER – Wacken Open Air Festival

Thy Will Be Done Release New EP Teaser

Thy Will Be Done have released a trailer for their upcoming new EP below. The band had Zeuss (Whitechapel, Suicide Silence) mix the effort, which features six new songs. Release details for it have yet to be announced.

Deafheaven To Join Russian Circles On European/UK Tour

Russian Circles have enlisted Deafheaven to support them on their upcoming European run. The band will serve as direct support on all stops sans the Moscow, Russia show.

Dates for that run again include:

04/05 Prague, CZE – Matrix
04/06 Vienna, AUT – Arena
04/07 Munich, GER – Feierwerk
04/08 Dresden, GER – Beatpol
04/09 Berlin, GER – Festsaal Kreuzberg
04/10 Warsaw, POL – Hydrozagadka
04/11 Vilnius, LIT – Propaganda
04/12 Riga, LAV – Gertrudes 101
04/13 Tallinn, EST – Electric Storm Festival at Tapper
04/14 Helsinki, FIN – Virgin Oil Company
04/15 Moscow, RUS – Gogol (no Deafheaven)
04/16 Stockholm, SWE – Strand
04/17 Oslo, NOR – Revolver
04/18 Gothenberg, SWE – Truckstop Alaska
04/19 Copenhagen, EN – KB 18
04/20 Hamburg, GER – Hafenklang
04/21 Utrecht, NET – Tivoli
04/22 Brussels, BEL – Magasin 4
04/23 Esch-Sur-Alzette, LUX – Rockhal
04/25 Glasgow, UK – Stereo
04/26 Belfast, IRE – Speakeasy
04/27 Limerick, IRE – Dolan’s Warehouse
04/28 Dublin, IRE – Button Factory
04/29 Manchester, UK – The Ruby Lounge
04/30 London, UK – Scala Theater
05/02 Paris, FRA – Point Ephemere
05/03 Kortrijk, BEL – De Kreun
05/04 Koln, GER – Gebaeude 9
05/05 Karlsruhe, GER – Jubez
05/06 Zurich, SWI – Rote Fabrik
05/07 Geneva, SWI – Le Kab
05/08 Milan, ITA – Magnolia
05/09 Lyon, FRA – Le Clacson
05/11 Bilbao, SPA – Azkena
05/12 Porto, POR – Hard Club
05/13 Lisbon, POR – Musicbox
05/14 Madrid, SPA – Ritmo & Compas
05/15 Barcelona, SPA – Apolo 2

Refused Confirm Bass Player For Reunion Shows

Refused have announced that bassist Magnus Flagge will be performing with the band on their upcoming reunion shows. The group had the following to say about that:

“We went through 13 different bassplayers* in 7 years as band. This positively Spinal Tap-ish figure was due partly to us being difficult to be around, but the actual root cause was that we never managed to restock the Hamer-silhouetted chasm left by the magnificent Magnus Flagge (then Björklund).

Flagge joined the band in the fall of 1992, solidifying a pretty wobbly little hardcore band with his rythmic stability and firm grasp of time. His playing was crucial to our musical direction in the early years. He eventually left us in the summer of 1995 to focus on his own band Cobolt and during the last three years we enlisted assorted scenesters to try and compensate the lack, but we never came close. Sympathetic to our plight he rejoined us in the studio for both the “Songs to fan the flames of discontent” and “The shape of punk to come”-sessions (1995 and 1997 respectively), adding body to both records and giving them the steady footing that is the seal of the gifted bassplayer.

When putting the band back together there was never any discussion of who we wanted on bass. Magnus has a steady job and a family now so there was uncertainty whether he could find the time, so we were elated and relieved when he accepted. It’s a singular job, but in our minds it is, and always was, his.

* Besides Magnus there was (in order of appearance):
Jonas Lidgren
Henrik Jansson
Kristofer Steen
Jesper Sundberg
Anders Johansson
Jon F Brännström
Magnus Höggren
Jonas Babyface Eriksson
Håkan-Håkan Strandhag
Inge Johansson
Andreas Nilsson

and last but not least, Ulf Nybérg


Soulfly’s Max Cavalera Diagnosed With Bell’s Palsy

Roadrunner Records have announced that Soulfly founder Max Cavalera is recovering from Bell’s Palsy. The label offered the following on the matter:

Soulfly frontman Max Cavalera is recovering from a bout with Bell’s Palsy, a temporary condition that is a form of facial paralysis resulting from a dysfunction of the cranial nerve VII (the facial nerve) that results in the inability to control facial muscles on the affected side.

Cavalera was diagnosed with a case of Bell’s Palsy last week upon his return from Australia. He consulted a doctor and was put on a course of antibiotics, is improving greatly and is expected to make a full recovery imminently. He thanks fans for their concern and well wishes and wanted his supporters to know that he is okay, since the condition manifests in the face and he ultimately didn’t want fans to worry.

Of his recent illness, Max said, “I woke up one morning after coming home from Australia and the whole room was spinning. I looked at Gloria and said, ‘There’s something wrong here.’ She said, ‘Your face looks weird.’ I went to the mirror and couldn’t move half of my face. We thought I was having a stroke, so we rushed to the hospital.

I learned my condition was called Bell’s Palsy but I’d never heard of that. It’s a f—ng weird disease. My right eye won’t blink, and half of my face feels like I’ve been punched by Mike Tyson! It hurts like hell. Anyway, I am leaving for Brazil. The show must go on and this Bell’s Palsy ain’t gonna stop a metalhead from his duties. I hope I’ll be OK and thanks to all the fans concerned with me. Stay Metal.””

Soulfly will release their new album “Enslaved” through Roadrunner on March 13th.

The Devil Wears Prada Part Ways With Keyboardist James Baney

The Devil Wears Prada have parted ways with keyboardist James Baney. The following statement was issued regarding that:

“With great deliberation and difficulty, we have decided to part ways with our keyboardist James Baney. James will always be family to TDWP, being one of the most well-intentioned people we know. Our prayers to James in beginning a new chapter with his wife back home, and our endless gratitude to TDWP fans for understanding. We’ll see you at a show soon.
-The Devil Wears Prada

Thrice To Embark On North American Farewell Tour With Animals As Leaders

Thrice (who will soon be on hiatus) will kick off a North American leg of their farewell tour with Animals As Leaders as support later this year.

Dates for the trek include:

05/04 San Diego, CA – House of Blues-San Diego
05/05 Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Café
05/06 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
05/08 Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
05/09 Dallas, TX – The Door
05/10 Austin, TX – Emo’s East
05/11 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
05/12 New Orleans, LA – Tipitina’s
05/13 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
05/15 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
05/16 Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues
05/18 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
05/19 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
05/20 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
05/22 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon
05/23 Washington, DC – The Howard Theatre
05/24 New York, NY – Best Buy Theatre Times Square
05/25 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
05/26 Boston, MA – Royale Night Club
05/27 Hartford, CT – Webster Theatre
05/29 Montreal, QC – Metropolis
05/30 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
06/01 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
06/02 Chicago, IL – Metro
06/03 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
06/05 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
06/06 Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
06/07 Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
06/09 Seattle, WA – The Showbox – The Market
06/10 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
06/12 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
06/13 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
06/14 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
06/15 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
06/16 Los Angeles, CA – Club Nokia LA Live

Origin, Cattle Decapitation, Decrepit Birth, Aborted, Etc. U.S. Tour In The Works

Origin will headline the “Occupation Domination Tour” this spring. The North American trek will see the band supported by Cattle Decapitation, Decrepit Birth, Aborted, Rings Of Saturn and Battlecross.

Initial dates to leak out for the tour thus far include:

04/21 Wilmington, DE – Mojo 13
04/27 Joliet, IL – Mojoes
04/28 Portage, IN – Camelot Arena
05/08 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
05/13 Boise, ID – The Venue