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Legion, Adaliah & Belie My Burial Mini-Tour Announced

Legion, Adaliah and Belie My Burial have the following shows lined up together for early August:

08/02 Toledo, OH – Frankie’s Inner City (Legion only) (feat. Emmure)
08/03 Rochester, NY – Dub Land Underground
08/04 Albany, NY – Bogies (no Belie My Burial)
08/05 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz (feat. Adestria)
08/06 Fredericksburg, VA – The Refuge
08/07 Staten Island, NY – The Warriors Warehouse
08/08 Portland, ME – Geno’s Rock Club (no Legion)

The Banner To Release “Born To Ruin: Ill Will” In September

The Banner‘s previously planned series of three new “Born To Ruin” EP’s has now expanded to four thanks to some prolific writing sessions. In turn, “Born To Ruin: Ill Will” has been earmarked as the first volume in the series to be released.

It will arrive in September on limited edition, hand numbered cassette, complete with digital download, on Melotov Records. Songs set to appear on the outing include:

01 – “Lilith
02 – “Negative Zone
03 – “Unbaptized
04 – “Night” (Zola Jesus cover)

It would appear that Dez Fafara (DevilDriver, Coal Chamber, etc.) has received the unfortunate news of his sister being diagnosed with cancer. In light of that he plans to record a benefit song to help with medical bills for the treatment.

Speaking via his Twitter today, July 13th, he offered:

“NOT GONNA SIT & DO NOTHING WHILE MY SISTER FACES DOWN CANCER/ GONNA RECRUIT MUSICIAN FRIENDS /RECORD A SONG/ PUT IN ON ITUNES TO HELP HER KIDS & HELP WITH HER DOCTOR BILLS
STAY TUNED
WILL KEEP YOU ALL INFORMED
#FAMILYFIRST”

“Within 3 hours I`ve got a Pro Producer / A Pro Mixer and a handful of musicians willing to contribute to my Sisters Song!
This is a GO !
Stay Tuned
#KillCancer
#FriendsComingOutToHelp
#CharityIsEverything”

Katatonia Book European/UK Tour With Alcest & Junius

Katatonia have announce their “Dead Ends Of Europe Tour” with Alcest and Junius as support. The band will head out on the trek in support of their new album “Dead End Kings“, which is due out on August 28th on Peaceville Records. Dates for the trek include:

11/02 Malmo, SWE – KB
11/03 Stockholm, SWE – Klubben
11/04 Oslo, NOR – John Dee
11/06 Tallinn, EST – Rock Cafe
11/08 Joensuu, FIN – Kerubi
11/09 Jyvaskya, FIN – Lutakko
11/10 Tampere, FIN – Pakkahoune
11/11 Helsinki, FIN – The Cirkus
11/14 Copenhagen, DEN – Amager Bio
11/15 Aarhus, DEN – Voxhall
11/16 Berlin, GER – Huxley’s
11/17 Warsaw, POL – Progresja
11/18 Krakow, POL – Kwadrad
11/19 Vienna, AUT – Szene
11/21 Rome, ITA – Orion
11/22 Milan, ITA – Magazzini Generali
11/23 Lyon, FRA – CCO
11/24 Barcelona, SPA – Salamangra
11/25 Madrid, SPA – Arena
11/27 Paris, FRA – Divan Du Monde
11/28 Saarbrucken, GER – Garage
11/29 Munich, GER – Theaterfabrik
11/30 Lucerne, SWI – Schuur
12/01 Vosselaar, BEL – Biebob
12/02 Koln, GER – Live Music Hall
12/03 Stuttgart, GER – LKA Longhorn
12/05 Hamburg, GER – Grunspan
12/06 Leipzig, GER – Werk 2
12/07 Frankfurt, GER – Batschkapp
12/08 Luxembourg, LUX – Kulturfabrik
12/09 Dordrecht, NET – Bibelot
12/10 London, UK – Islington Academy
12/11 Manchester, UK – O2 Academy2
12/12 Glasgow, UK – Cathouse
12/13 Belfast, IRE – The Limelight
12/14 Dublin, IRE – Button Factory
12/15 Limerick, IRE – Dolan’s Warehouse
12/17 Newcastle, UK – O2 Academy2
12/18 Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
12/19 Southampton, UK – Talking Heads
12/20 Bristol, UK – Fleece

Jim Root To Rejoin Slipknot Onstage Shortly?

Rumors abound that Slipknot guitarist Jim Root will rejoin the band on tour as early as tomorrow night, July 13th. Root was forced to miss the initial stops of the ongoing “Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival” after suffering a burst appendix.

Group vocalist Corey Taylor had the following to offer today, July 12th, via his Twitter:

“Sitting with a certain Mr. Root. He says hello, by the way… #HoGaB1and2″

Om Unveil Plans For Eastern North American Summer Tour

Om (Sleep) will head out for an Eastern North American run in August & September. Dates for that can be found below. The bands new album “Advaitic Songs” is on deck for a July 24th release through Drag City.

08/24 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
08/26 Toronto, ON – Great Hall
08/27 Montreal, QC – Il Motore
08/28 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
08/29 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
09/01 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
09/02 Chapel Hill, NC – Cat’s Cradle
09/03 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
09/04 Knoxville, TN – Pilot Light
09/05 Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
09/06 Bloomington, IN – The Bishop

Philadelphia “Riot Fest East” Postponed

The Eastern Riot Fest which was set to take place in Philadelphia, PA a week from today (July 19th) has been postponed. The organizers for the festival, which was set to feature Refused, August Burns Red, Gwar and more, offered the following statement:

Riot Fest East 2012, scheduled for Thursday, July 19 at Festival Pier in Philadelphia, PA has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. Refunds will be available at point of purchase. We are truly sorry for those of you who were planning on coming out. This one hurts, but, a rescheduled show is in the works. More information about the new date will be made available soon.”

At present the other incarnations of the festival still look to be a go.

Serj Tankian Releases “I Am Serj” iOS App

System Of A Down‘s Serj Tankian has released a new iOS App called “I Am Serj“. The program allows fans to remix and create their own songs using material from Tankian‘s newly-released album “Harakiri” using the IAmBeatBox architecture. You can find “I Am Serj” now on the App Store for iPad and iPhone.

Initial dates have slipped out for the upcoming “Twins Of Evil Tour” featuring Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson. Korn vocalist Jonathan Davis will open the U.S. shows under his J Devil moniker. Here’s how the trek is tentatively set to run:

09/28 Phoenix, AZ – Desert Uprising Festival
09/29 Las Vegas, NV – 48 Hours Festival
10/01 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
10/02 Denver, CO – 1st Bank Center
10/04 Topeka, KS – Topeka Expo Center
10/08 Lincoln, NE – Pershing Auditorium
10/09 Mankato, MN – Verizon Wireless Center
10/11 Chicago, IL – Allstate Arena
10/12 Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
10/13 Bloomington, IL – US Cellular Coliseum
10/15 Youngstown, OH – Covelli Center
10/16 Rochester, NY – The Armory
10/19 Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
10/20 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
10/21 Manchester, NH – Verion Wireless Arena
10/23 Boston, MA – Agganis Arena
10/25 Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheatre
10/30 Houston, TX – Reliant Arena
10/31 Dallas, TX – TBA

A European/UK leg of the tour is also being planned with the routing available below:

11/26 London, UK – TBA
11/27 Manchester, UK – TBA
11/28 Glasgow, UK – TBA
11/29 Birmingham, UK – TBA
12/01 Luxembourg, LUX – TBA
12/02 Bochum, GER – TBA
12/03 Amsterdam, NET – TBA
12/05 Stockholm, SWE – TBA
12/06 Copenhagen, DEN – TBA
12/08 Vienna, AUT – TBA
12/09 Munich, GER – TBA
12/10 Basel, SWI – TBA
12/12 Bologna, ITA – TBA

An official announcement regarding the trek is due to be made tomorrow, Friday the 13th.

A new report over at Thegauntlet.com states that the legal team of Lamb Of God‘s Randy Blythe has made a formal request for a bail hearing, which will summarily be held on July 19th.

Blythe had previously posted $200,000 bail last week to be released from custody. He remains detained however due to the prosecutors in the case filing a complaint against his release. New evidence has allegedly since been submitted to back up the complaint.

Blythe has been imprisoned, though not charged, in the Czech Republic for 15 days on suspicion of manslaughter. The situation revolves around the fatal injuries suffered by a 19 year old fan at a show the band played in Prague, Czech Republic in 2010.