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Testament’s “Dark Roots Of Earth” Given July Release Overseas

Testament‘s new album “Dark Roots Of Earth” has been given a July 27th European release date via Nuclear Blast. No word yet on an official North American release, but the band are planning a few different options for the release.

One includes the album, a limited digibook and bonus DVD. Meanwhile another option features the digibook and an exclusive Testament belt buckle and belt limited to 1000 units. More concrete details about the album are expected soon.

Pantera’s “Walk” EP Receives Official Digital Release

@officialpantera The 20th anniversary edition of Pantera‘s “Vulgar Display Of Power” isn’t the only Pantera-related release hitting stores today (May 15th.) For today also sees the official digital release of the bands 1993 “Walk” EP.

The EP was originally put out in Japan in 1993 and features remixes by the likes of Justin K. Broadrick of Godflesh fame and J.G. Thirwell (Foetus). The track listing for the outing can be found below:

01 – “Walk” (Cervical Edit) (J.G. Thirwell)
02 – “Fucking Hostile” (Biomechanical Mix) (Justin K. Broadrick)
03 – “By Demons Be Driven” (Biomechanical Mix) (Justin K. Broadrick)
04 – “Walk” (Cervical Dub Extended“) (J.G. Thirwell)
05 – “Cowboys From Hell” (Live At “Monsters Of Rock” In Moscow 1991)
06 – “Heresy” (Live At “Monsters Of Rock” In Moscow 1991)

NY And IL “Shockwave Festival” (Fear Factory, Voivod, Etc.) Dates Announced

Two new dates have been added to this years “Shockwave Festival“. The latest stops to be revealed include:

07/24 Amityville, NY – Revolution
07/28 Joliet, IL – Mojoe’s

As previously reported, bands set to perform at the festival include:

Fear Factory
Voivod
Cattle Decapitation
Misery Index
Revocation
Havok
(nightly rotating slot with Dirge Within)
Dirge Within
Last Chance To Reason
Vildhjarta
The Browning
Forged In Flame

The current schedule for the tour shapes up as follows:

07/06 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
07/07 Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
07/11 Winnipeg, MB – Pyramid Cabaret
07/12 St. Paul, MN – Station 4
07/13 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
07/14 Toronto, ON – Kool Haus
07/17 Quebec City, QC – Imperial Theater
07/18 Montreal, QC – Club Soda
07/20 Clifton, NY – Northern Lights
07/21 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
07/22 Reading, PA – Reverb
07/24 Amityville, NY – Revolution
07/25 Worcester, MA – Palladium
07/26 Springfield, VA – Empire
07/28 Joliet, IL – Mojoe’s
07/29 Rockford, IL – Tebala Shrine
08/02 Window Rock, AZ – Nakai Hall
08/03 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee Theater
08/04 Hollywood, CA – House Of Blues

The tour is presented by Full Metal Jackie with further sponsorships by EVH, DDrums, Ampeg, Intune Guitar Picks, Indie Merch, Earsplit PR, Skateboard Marketing, Burning Angel, Yetibite, The PRP, Rockin Wellness, Dirtycheese Design & Development and Blank TV.

Refused Reveal August Western Canadian Shows

@refusedband Refused have announced a trio of Western Canadian shows for the end of August. Those stops include:

08/24 Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall
08/25 Edmonton, AB – Shaw Conference Center
08/27 Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theater

Advanced ticketing details can be found via the bands Facebook.

Burning Love Reveal Dates For August Australian Tour

Burning Love have officially announced the dates for their August tour of Australia. Dates for the trek can be found below while the bands new album “Rotten Thing To Say” is expected to surface through Southern Lord on June 19th.

08/16 Brisbane, AUS – Basement 243
08/17 Sydney, AUS – Sando
08/18 Canberra, AUS – Bar 32
08/19 Sydney, AUS – Blackwire
08/22 Perth, AUS – The Den
08/23 Adelaide, AUS – Animal House
08/24 Melbourne, AUS – Bendigo Hotel

Periphery Confirm More Guests For New Album

@peripheryband Periphery guitarist Mark Holcomb has confirmed to Guitarworld.com that Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci won’t be the only guest on the groups new album. Guest solos from Wes Hauch of The Faceless and Guthrie Govan of The Aristocrats will also grace the as-yet untitled effort.

The band are set to release the album through Sumerian Records on July 03rd.

Planes Mistaken For Stars Add More Dates To August Reunion Tour

Planes Mistaken For Stars have beefed up their summer reunion touring plans. Here’s how their schedule is now due to run:

08/04 Chicago, IL – The Ultra Lounge (feat. Worn In Red, Angry Gods)
08/05 Lansing, MI – Macs Bar (feat. Worn In Red, FenceMen)
08/07 Boston, MA – Great Scott
08/08 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus (feat. The Sun, The Moon, The Stars, Model Home)
08/09 Hoboken, NJ – Maxwells (feat. The Sun, The Moon, The Stars)
0810 Blacksburg, VA – We Got Brains! Fest (feat. Regent)
08/11 Washington, DC – Red Room (feat. Regent)
08/12 Richmond, VA – Strange Matter (feat. Regent)
08/14 Cincinnati, OH – TBA
08/15 Peoria, IL – Brass Rail (feat. The Forecast, Lark’s Tongue, Angry Gods)