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Tomahawk To Release “Waratorium” Single In November

Tomahawk will issue a new 7″ single for their song “Waratorium” on November 23rd just in time for Record Store Day‘s Black Friday event. An etching done by cartoonist Ivan Brunetti will appear on the b-side of the release while a digital single for the track will arrive a week later.

The new Tomahawk album “Oddfellows” is presently slated for a January release date on Ipecac Recordings. In the meantime, the band have the following run of shows booked for the fall:

10/27 Nashville, TN – Exit/In
10/28 New Orleans, LA – Voodoo Music Experience
10/29 Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theatre
10/31 Dallas, TX – Granada Theatre
11/01 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s
11/02-04 Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest

Ministry Frontman Al Jourgensen Hospitalized After Paris, France Show

Ministry‘s Al Jourgensen was rushed to the hospital last night, July 28th, following a troubled performance in Paris, FRA. The set apparently saw Jourgensen struggle throughout the duration of the show, eventually collapsing. Fan-filmed footage of the final song of the night can be found below along with bands official statement on the matter.

Meanwhile, reports of similar questionable behavior began to circulate a few weeks back after Jourgensen showed apparent signs of trouble at a number of recent stops. Various shows saw Jourgensen take a tumble off the stage—however, they appeared to be happening with such frequency that it seemed to be a part of the act.

“July 27, 2012 PARIS 9:05 pm Ministry Front man Al Jourgensen collapsed on-stage during the live Ministry performance and was rushed to hospital via ambulance where he was examined by numerous physicians and diagnosed to have had a full-system collapse due to extreme dehydration and heat exhaustion intensified by the lack of ventilation on stage at the venue.

Doctors confirm via blood tests conducted that Jourgensen‘s alcohol blood levels were well below normal and no narcotics were found in his system. As a result, Ministry has cancelled today’s appearance at the L’Etaples France Rock en Stock Festival in order to allow Mr. Jourgensen a few days rest to recuperate and receive additional medical attention in Switzerland. Jourgensen fully intends to complete the remaining shows on the Ministry DeFiBriLlaTouR European leg.

Jourgensen extends his most sincere apologies to his devoted Parisian fans who displayed so much love, respect and concern for him before and after the Ministry show. Says Jourgensen: ‘I will make it up to you, somehow. I love Paris, I love the Parisian people. I’m so sorry …but, shit happens and the shit hit the fan for me last night.'”

Anthrax’s Charlie Benante Arrested In Indiana

Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante and his wife Sandra were both arrested for domestic battery in front of a child this past Friday, July 27th. The couple were arrested at the Hilton Garden Inn in Elkhart, IN and were released from county jail yesterday, July 28th. A picture of Benante‘s mugshot can be found over at Wsbt.com.

Bleeding Through Missing Shows Due To Singers Emergency Surgery

Bleeding Through were forced to miss last night’s (July 28th) show in San Diego, CA and will also miss today’s stop in Tempe, AZ as a result of singer Brandan Schieppati requiring emergency orthodontic surgery.

The group released the following two statements regarding that late yesterday, July 28th:

Brandan had to have three wisdom teeth pulled today — it was a sudden emergency situation. We will not be able to perform in San Diego tonight. Go see the other bands. We will hopefully rejoin the tour on Monday.”

“Hey everyone,

Brandan had to have emergency orthodontic surgery today and we have to cancel this evenings performance. Symptoms started to appear yesterday and put him in a no choice position this morning.

I can assure you from the many messages he has sent the band saying…”I am so sorry” He would do it if he could. We all apologies for any trouble this could have caused and appreciate your support.”

@deftonesband The Deftones‘ show last night (July 28th) at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA saw the band perform two new songs live. You can find fan-filmed footage of the band play both “Roller Derby” (which band frontman Chino Moreno previously described as “maximum riffage with a strong melody”;) and “Rosemary” below.

Both tracks are expected to grace the groups forthcoming as-yet untitled new album, due out October 09th.

Roller Derby“:

click here for Rosemary…

Converge’s Nate Newton Discusses The Perils Of Tour Food In The 90’s

Converge bassist/vocalist Nate Newton has written an interesting look at the sad state of eating while on tour in the later half of the 90’s. The feature is now available on Vice.com and you can read an excerpt from it below:

“Born in the grand tradition of the intrepid Texas rangers who spent their days on horseback bringing banditos to justice in the old West is, punk stew stalwart of tour food. At its essence, punk stew is a sad amalgam of soup and chili, or at least that what it’s supposed to be. When I started spending a lot of time on the road in the mid-90s, there were quite a few vegan straight edge “promoters” in the hardcore scene.

There was one in every town: a somewhat slovenly guy who accessorized way too much, namely tight chokers and Krishna beads (though he was rarely a devotee), and his clothes were ill-fitting and usually consisted of a pair of cutoff “shorts” that were easily eight sizes to big and barely cleared his Jack Purcells. His shirt usually had a graphic that mimicked the logo of a metal band, but instead of the band’s name it said VEGAN.

He often had a shirtsleeve on his head holding back dreadlocks. His backpack was covered in patches, and not good patches—just whatever came in the shitty 7-inches from his distro. This guy lived in every town in America and Canada in the 90s and somehow continued to thrive in Europe for an additional five or so years.”

Black Light Burns Tease Second Chapter Of New Album Video Series

A teaser video for the second chapter of Black Light Burns‘ teaser video series for their next album can be seen below. The full video is expected to surface shortly. Black Light Burns are due to release their new album “The Moment You Realize You’re Going To Fall” on August 14th. It will be preceded by a single for the track “How To Look Naked” next week on July 31st.

Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta Releases Official “Free Randy Blythe” T-Shirt

Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta has released an officially sanctioned “Free Randy Blythe” shirt for his imprisoned close friend, Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe. All proceeds from the shirt, which you can purchase at Martyrstore.net, will go to Blythe‘s legal defense fund.

On top of that, Lamb Of God guitarist Mark Morton recently made another public plea for fans to help donate with the costs for Blythe‘s legal defense fund. Speaking through a series of tweets Morton offered:

“i WILL tell u this…if u REALLY want to help Randy, contribute to his defense fund. Lawyers are working 24/7 to help him & theyre EXPENSIVE. no petition, no trend on Twitter, no bootleg t-shirt nor rant on some blog will help him….he needs MONEY to keep his lawyers ON IT. i know thats not exciting or sexy or cool…..but thats the fucking truth.”

“i will surely be blasted by internet trollers for talking about money for Randy…but I DONT CARE. he needs his LAWYERS & they’re EXPENSIVE.”

As previously reported, Blythe has remained in custody in Prague, Czech Republic for over a month on suspicion of manslaughter. The potential charges stem from the fatal injuries suffered by a 19 year old fan who attended a 2010 show the group played in Prague.

The fan repeatedly took to the stage and had numerous interactions with Blythe (and security guards,) most of which were captured on film. Thus far the prosecution in the case has repeatedly blocked Blythe‘s attempts at bail.

A final decision as to whether Blythe will be released on bail or be held indefinitely is expected to be made next week.

Oathbreaker to Tour The U.S. Next Month

Oathbreaker have some U.S. shows lined up for the immediate future. Those stops include:

08/05 Holyoke, MA – The Waterfront Tavern (feat. Pathology, Fit For An Autopsy, etc.)
08/06 Milford, CT – Point Beach Clubhouse (feat. Punch, Living Eyes, etc.)
08/07 Providence, RI – AS220 (feat. Punch, Living Eyes)
08/08 Brooklyn, NY – The Archeron (feat. Horror Show, Old Wounds & Go Deep)
08/10 Philly, PA – This is Hardcore “After Show”
08/11 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar (feat. Ringworm, Gehenna, etc.)
08/12 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory (“This Is Hardcore“)
08/13 Montclair, NJ – The Meatlocker
08/14 TBA, MA – TBA (feat. The Marine Electric, Monoliths, This Is Your Life, etc.)
08/15 New Brunswick, NJ – Ray Cappo’s Cantina (feat. Old Wounds)