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Stone Sour Choose First Single From “House Of Gold And Bones: Part 1″

Stone Sour look to have decided upon “Absolute Zero” to serve as the first single from their new studio offering, “House Of Gold And Bones: Part 1“. The single is slated to impact at radio on September 11th with the album to follow on October 23rd.

In case you missed, it the song in question debuted online yesterday. “House Of Gold And Bones: Part 2” is expected to see a release around May 2013.

Intronaut’s “Void” To Receive Limited Vinyl Release This Fall

Intronaut‘s 2006 album “Void” will be getting vinyl pressing in late September/early October. 500 copies of the effort will be pressed on silvery vinyl with the band having the following to say about the release:

“After many years of mysterious legal complications, we have been granted permission from our good friends at Goodfellow Records to issue the very first pressing of our 2006 album “Void” on vinyl. We are limiting the release to only 500 copies on silver vinyl. The LPs will also come with a previously unreleased version of “Fragments Of Character“, a song from our first EP “Null“, which was re-recorded during the “Void” sessions but never released. First 20 preorders will include an Intronaut T-shirt and the LP will come signed by the band, including original guitarist Leon del Muerte, now in Murder Construct.”

Pre-orders are currently live at this location. Meanwhile, a new album from the outfit is also in the works with more details pending.

Trivium frontman/guitarist Matt Heafy played a special acoustic benefit performance yesterday, August 13th, at the Moscot Gallery & Music Space in New York City, NY. Proceeds from the event went to the Moscot Mobileyes Foundation. The set saw Heafy cover the likes of Nine Inch Nails (“Hurt“,) Opeth (“Harvest“,) Elvis Presley (“Can’t Help Falling In Love“) along with various acoustic renditions of his bands own tracks. You can watch fan-filmed footage of that below:

Hurt” (Nine Inch Nails cover) & “Harvest” (Opeth cover):

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Testament Officially Announce November European/UK Tour

Testament have now unveiled the full dates for their European/UK tour this fall. Read on for the complete itinerary:

11/14 Eindhoven, NET – Dynamo
11/16 Krakow, POL – Studio Club
11/17 Pilsen, CZE – Serikovkia
11/18 Wels, AUT – Schlachthof
11/19 Prague, CZE – Meet Factory
11/20 Munich, GER – Backstage
11/21 Gualtieri, ITA Reggio Emilia
11/22 Graz, AUT – Orpheum
11/23 Bratislava, SLO – Majestic Music Club
11/24 Nurnberg, GER – Rockfabrik
11/25 Matrix, GER – Bochum
11/27 Glasgow, UK – Garage
11/28 Wolverhampton, UK – Wulfrun
11/29 Manchester, UK – HMV Ritz
11/30 London, UK – KOKO
12/01 Wales, UK – Prestatyn @ Hard Rock Hell

Witchcraft Streaming New Song “Ghosts House”

Witchcraft are streaming another new song from their upcoming full-length offering, “Legend“. You can listen to “Ghosts House” in exchange for a like over at the bands Facebook. “Legend” is slated to receive a September 25th North American release date on Nuclear Blast.

Graveyard Release Brief “Lights Out” Teaser Video

Graveyard have released the following brief teaser video for the upcoming reveal of the artwork for their new album “Lights Out“. The effort will hit store shelves in North American on November 06th through Nuclear Blast. In the meantime, the full album cover will premiere in roughly six days at this location.

Trioscapes Release “Curse Of The Nines” Live Performance Video

Trioscapes (Between The Buried And Me) have issued the below live perfomance video for their track “Curse Of The Nines“. As previously reported, the band are headed out on the road next month for the following shows:

9/06 Raleigh, NC – White Collar Crime (“Hopscotch Festival“)
9/14 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Roboto Project

With Scale The Summit:

09/15 Dayton, OH – Spitfire
09/16 Toronto, ON – Wreck Room
09/17 Montreal, QC – Le Sala Rosa
09/18 Boston, MA – TT The Bear
09/19 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
09/20 Philadelphia, PA – The Barbary
09/21 Greensboro, NC – Greene St.

Prong Back Out Of Static-X Tour, Cancel Numerous Shows

Prong have backed out of numerous upcoming headlining dates and shows alongside Static-X due to “circumstances beyond their control.” At present, dates the band will still be playing include:

08/17 Pacific Junction, IA – Mid-America Motorplex (“Knotfest“)
08/18 Somerset, WI – Float-Rite Amphitheater (“Knotfest“)
08/31 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
09/01 Seattle, WA – Seattle Center (“Bumbershoot“)
09/02 Richland, WA – Ray’s Golden Lion
09/03 Modesto, CA – Fat Cat
09/04 Lancaster, CA – Industry Theater

All other remaining shows from now till September 06th have been cancelled. According to a statement: “the band is very sorry about this and plan on hitting the East Coast in full force as soon as possible.”

Otep Planning New Album And Live Release

Otep will return with their sixth full-length studio album in January through Victory Records. In the meantime, the band are plotting a November release date for their first ever live album. More details on both are expected in the coming weeks.