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Nonpoint Reveal Cover Art For New Self-Titled Album

Nonpoint have revealed the cover art for their new self-titled album, which as previously reported, will hit stores October 09th on Razor & Tie. You can check out the album art below while band frontman Elias Soriano said the following about the effort:

“We wanted this record to be a punch in the face. There was a lot of stuff I wanted to artistically vent about. It’s a fresh start for us, “We felt like having a self-titled record says it all. We hit the reset button, and there’s life again. You can hear it musically. We’re not going anywhere.”

The bands current touring schedule runs as follows:

With Eye Empire:

08/29 Tallahassee, FL – The Coliseum
08/30 Cape Coral, FL – Dixies Roadhouse
08/31 Daytona Beach, FL – Frank’s Front Row
09/01 St. Petersburg, FL – State Theatre

Nonpoint :

09/02 West Palm Beach, FL – Meyer Amphitheater

With Black Stone Cherry:

09/05 Parkersburg, WV – The Fishbone

Nonpoint

09/06 Toledo, OH – Headliners

With Bobaflex:

09/07 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop

With Taproot:

09/19 Niagara Falls , NY – Rapids Theater
09/20 Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Theater
09/21 Hampton Beach, NH – Wally’s Pub
09/22 Lewiston, ME – Androscoggin Bank Colisee
09/23 Rome, NY – Rome Capitol Theater
09/25 New York, NY – Gramecy Theater
09/26 Lancaster, PA – The Chameleon
09/27 West Chester, PA – The Note
09/28 Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
09/29 Worcester, MA – Palladium Upstairs
10/02 Pittsburg, PA – Altar Bar
10/03 Lansing, MI – The Loft
10/05 Columbus, OH – Alrosa Villa
10/06 Sprigfield, IL – Boondocks

With Three Days Grace:

10/27 Duluth, GA – Wild Bills

With P.O.D.:

11/16 Minneapolis, MN – First Ave

click here for the cover art…

DevilDriver’s Dez Fafara Offers Update On New Benefit Single

DevilDriver, etc. frontman Dez Fafara has checked in with the following update on his upcoming benefit single, “Dark Meadowlark“:

“Here`s some MUSIC news for you all !
The Song I did for Kerri my sisters Cancer Fund sounds Bad Ass !
Final mix with Logan Mader going down now !
Hope to have it up Soon !
DARK MEADOWLARK “”

As stated above, the song was tracked to benefit his sister Kerri‘s cancer fund. Donations for that are also being fielded at this location.

The BBC have uploaded a series of professionally-filmed videos capturing performances from the annual “Reading Festival” in the UK this past weekend. You can find songs by At The Drive-In, Mastodon, Bullet For My Valentine and Enter Shikari below:

Mastodon – “Curl Of The Burl“:

click here for more footage…

Stone Sour To Release New Digital Singles Tomorrow

Tomorrow, August 28th, will see the digital retail release of Stone Sour‘s new songs “Gone Sovereign” and “Absolute Zero“. Both tracks are taken from the groups upcoming album “House Of Gold & Bones: Part 1“.

That effort of course serves as the first half of the groups two part conceptually linked series of releases. It will hit stores on October 23rd with the second half being planned for a May 2013 release.

The “Everything Is Bigger In Texas Fest” has been announced and will take place at The White Rabbit in San Antonio, Texas on December 22nd. Artists scheduled to appear in order of billing thus far include:

Upon A Burning Body
The Word Alive
Veil Of Maya
The Acacia Strain
Crown The Empire
Abiotic

Further artists for the festival will be announced in the coming weeks.

JDevil, Bassnectar & More Leading “Metalstep” Movement

It would appear that Metalstep is now officially a thing. According to the aforementioned article, the burgeoning dubstep-offshoot is being led by metal influenced artists such as Korn‘s Jonathan “JDevil” Davis, Bassnectar and Mixhell (Cavalera Conspiracy/ex-Sepultura).

According to Bassnectar:

“It’s been about 10 years since I’ve noticed that my friends into electronic music very heavily have some kind of metal or rock side. “It seems like a really natural progression to me. Death metal is all about intensity, frequencies, volumes and tempos, using the approach that you play your instrument as intensely as possible.”

The remaining members of Baroness have all been released from the hospital following their bus crash while on tour in the UK. In addition to putting the bus driver in critical condition, the crash left the bands John Baizley with a broken left arm and left leg; while Allen Blickle and Matt Maggioni each suffered fractured vertebrae.

Various other members of their road crew were treated and released for injuries suffered in the accident. A new statement was just issued by the band and reads as follows:

John Baizley has been released from hospital. Allen and Matt have arrived back in the United States.

All remaining 2012 tour dates are canceled.

Thank you for all of the continued support.”

Falling In Reverse, Enter Shikari (10/17-12/01), I See Stars, Letlive. (10/11-11/28) and Matt Toka (10/11-10/16) are set for “The Thug In Me Is You Tour“. “Very special surprise guests” are also being touted for the trek, dates for which run as follows:

10/11 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
10/12 Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
10/14 Spokane, WA – The Knitting Factory
10/15 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
10/17 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
10/18 Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
10/20 Minneapolis, MN – The Brick
10/21 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
10/22 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
10/24 Kansas City, MO – Beaumont Club
10/25 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall
10/26 Sauget, IL – Pops
10/27 Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room @ Old National Centre
10/29 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
10/31 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
11/01 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
11/02 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
11/03 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
11/04 Albany, NY – Northern Lights
11/06 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
11/07 New York, NY – Best Buy Theatre
11/08 Washington, DC – The Howard Theatre
11/09 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
11/11 Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
11/12 Raleigh, NC – Disco Rodeo
11/14 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
11/15 Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues
11/16 Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
11/17 Tampa, FL – Cuban Club
11/19 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live Ballroom
11/20 San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
11/21 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
11/24 Lubbock, TX – Lone Star Events Center
11/25 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
11/27 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
11/28 Los Angeles, CA – Wiltern
11/29 San Diego, CA – Soma
11/30 Las Vegas, NC – House Of Blues
12/01 Pomona, CA – Fox Theater