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Attila Book July Mini-Tour With Crown The Empire, For All I Am, Etc.

Attila have booked the following July mini-tour with Crown The Empire, For All I Am and In Dying Arms to lead them to this years “All Stars Tour“:

07/25 Tampa, FL – Transitions Art Gallery
07/26 Jacksonville Beach, FL – Blue’s Rock
07/27 Mobile, AL – Alabama Music Box
07/28 Decatur, AL – Planet Avalon
07/30 Memphis, TN – 1884 Lounge

Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe Released From Custody

While they didn’t go into detail, Lamb Of God have confirmed that vocalist Randy Blythe has been released from custody in Prague, Czech Republic. Blythe was detained earlier this week on manslaughter charges relating to the death of a fan at a 2010 show in Prague.

Earlier reports suggest that he posted bail to be released. The bands Twitter was updated earlier today (June 30th) with the following message:

“RANDY IS FUCKIN’ FREE !”

Disturbed‘s David Draiman recently shared his thoughts on the arrest of Lamb Of God‘s Randy Blythe in a roundabout way. Draiman was recently asked by a Twitter user how he felt about Blytheslaughtering” a fan. On that, Draiman replied:

“HE DIDNT “SLAUGHTER” ANYONE. THE KID JUMPED ON STAGE AND STARTED A BRAWL, AND RANDY DEFENDED HIMSELF, THAT HIS LIFE WAS LOST–IN THE PROCESS IS TRULY UNFORTUNATE, BUT, RANDY IS MY FRIEND AND HES NO MURDERER I FEEL FOR THE CHILD AND FOR THE FAMILY AND FOR RANDY, BUT YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THAT EVER SINCE DIMEBAG DARRYL WAS–ASSAULTED, SHOT, AND MURDERED ON STAGE BY A “FAN”, ALL OF US HAVE BEEN VERY DEFENSIVE/CAUTIOUS OF ANYONE JUMPING UP ON STAGE IM NOT SAYING THAT IT’S OK, OR JUSTIFIED, OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT. ONLY THAT IT’S AN UNFORTUNATE/TRAGIC SET OF CIRCUMSTANCES–AND THAT I KNOW RANDY’S INTENTION WAS NOT TO KILL THE KID. THAT’S MY OPINION. I’VE HEARD YOURS. THAT IS ALL.”

Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe Appears In Court, Bail To Be Posted

Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe was in court this morning and appears to have been released from custody in Prague, CZE. Blythe will be posting $200,000 bail, his alleged yearly income, for his freedom. However, he will not be able to pay until Monday, due to the banks being closed for the weekend.

Blythe was detained on charges of manslaughter. The charges stem from a 2010 show the band played in Prague. That show saw a 19 year old fan identified as Daniel N. reportedly jump on the stage a number of times, causing Blythe to eventually push him back; where he subsequently fell into the audience and hit his head. The 19 year old suffered internal bleeding from the incident and fell into a coma, dying 14 days later.

Video footage and photos of Blythe in court, along with photos of the victim, can be found on the Czech publication, Blesk.cz.

Lamb Of God guitarist Mark Morton has seemingly confirmed the news of his bandmates impending release, tweeting earlier today:

“Today just turned into a FANTASTIC day!!!”

@deftonesband Deftones fans will rejoice at the news that the group now have a tentative release date in mind for their new album. Band frontman Chino Moreno has informed EW.com that they hope to have the as-yet untitled effort in stores on October 09th.

According to Moreno, the band have wrapped up tracking the outing with mixing set to take place over the next few weeks. They once again worked with producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Evanescence) on the album with track titles, artwork and more still pending.

As an added bonus the band also expect to track some covers before they exit the studio. According to Moreno:

“We’ve done a lot of ’80s stuff, but we wanted to do something from farther back. We sat down and everybody had their computers on and were playing songs that we like. So we’re going to do an Elvis Presley song — we have five Elvis songs that we’ve been talking about.

And we’re going to do Earth, Wind, and Fire. Hopefully we’ll get at least two, maybe three or four. It’s always fun. We’re done with the real creative part of having to come up with music out of thin air, and now we can be experimental with someone else’s song.”

It’s not all good news for the Deftones camp however. Band bassist Chi Cheng was originally due home from the hospital today, June 29th; but will not be making the trip after suffering another infection. No further details were offered on his condition.

Faith No More had some new tricks up their sleeve for their June 28th set at the Volt Festival” in Sopron, Hungary. You can watch them run through a brief rendition of an unidentified track apparently titled “C’est la Vie“; plus a cover of Jay-Z and Kanye West‘s “Niggas in Paris” (during “Why Do You Bother“) in the following fan-filmed video of the groups set.
According to those in attendance, the set list for the night ran as follows:

01 – “Woodpecker From Mars” (“Delilah” medley)
02 – “From Out Of Nowhere
03 – “Land Of Sunshine
04 – “Caffeine
05 – “Evidence
06 – “Last Cup Of Sorrow
07 – “Digging The Grave
08 – “Epic
09 – “Easy” (Commodores) cover)
10 – “Cuckoo For Caca
11 – “Everything’s Ruined
12 – “The Gentle Art Of Making Enemies
13 – “King For A Day
14 – “Ashes To Ashes
15 – “Just A Man
16 – “Midlife Crisis” (feat. C’est La Vie” medley)
17 – “Why Do You Bother” (feat. “Niggas In Paris” medley)
18 – “Pristina

Note that embedded video starts at the aforementioned new set additions, so feel free to skip backwards to enjoy the full set.

Decapitated Aiming To Release New DVD For Ex-Vocalist Later This Year

Decapitated are now looking at a late 2012 release for their upcoming “Covan Wake The Fuck Up” DVD. The effort includes a documentary and live tribute show centered around the bands former vocalist, Adrian “Covan” Kowanek.

Kowanek was left in a coma following a 2007 touring accident which eventually claimed the life of band drummer Witold “Vitek” Kieltyka. All proceeds from the DVD will go towards Kowanek‘s continued medical costs.

According to the band:

“Some time ago we’ve finished filming a documentary about Covan and “Covan Wake The Fuck Up Tour” which was held in January this year.

DVD will be available for purchase in the last quarter of this year. The entire income from sales will be used for Adrian’s treatment.

The content of the DVD will include the concert in the club “Kwadrat” in Krakow, which took place 28.01.2012.

There will be also a documentary and bonuses, like gallery, etc.

REDPIG Productions and Creative Music with the cooperation of Sound Division, Redshift Studio and Creative Music Studio are responsible for its realization.

More information about the release date coming soon.”

Asking Alexandria’s Danny Worsnop Talks New Album, Side Projects And Single

Asking Alexandria vocalist Danny Worsnop has checked in with the below video update which reveals a wealth of new info. First up, the band have finished up tracking around half of their new album and expect to return to the studio later in the year to finish up the sessions for it.

Worsnop himself has also been busy writing and recording music his side project Harlot; plus working on music for a solo project as well. Furthermore, Asking Alexandria will be debuting a new song live titled “Run Free” on the impending “Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival“. The track is also expected to be released a digital single shortly as well.