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Veil Of Maya, The Storm Picturesque & Stories Set For April Australian Tour

Veil Of Maya, The Storm Picturesque & Stories will tour Australia together in April. Dates include:

04/05 Brisbane, AUS – Snitch (no Stories)
04/06 Beenleigh, AUS – PCYC
04/07 Sydney, AUS – SFX
04/08 Perth, AUS – Afterlife, Capital (no Stories)
04/09 Leederville, AUS – YMCA (no Stories)
04/10 Bendigo, AUS – Musicman Megastore
04/11 Ballarat, AUS – Karova Lounge
04/12 Adelaide, AUS – The Underground
04/13 Footscray, AUS – Phoenix Youth Centre

Veil Of Maya will release their new album “Eclipse” through Sumerian on February 28th.

Unsane Streaming New Song “No Chance”

Unsane are streaming a new track by the name of “No Chance” over at Pitchfork. The song is taken from the groups new album “Wreck“, which has been slated for a March 20th release date through Alternative Tentacles.

Tombs & Hierophant To Tour Europe In April

Tombs will head out on a European tour in April with Hierophant. Dates include:

04/13 Saarbrücken, GER -Garage
04/14 Tilburg, NET – Roadburn (Tombs only)
04/15 Bremen, GER – Tower
04/16 Karlsruhe, GER – Jubez w/ Pelican
04/17 Schweinfurt, GER – Alter Stattbahnhof
04/18 Prague, CZE – Rep Chapeu Rouge
04/19 München, GER – Feierwerk (feat. Pelican, Junius, Wolves Like Us)
04/20 Berlin, GER – Cassiopeia (feat. Pelican)
04/21 Brussels, BEL – VK

The Safety Fire‘s forthcoming album “Grind The Ocean” has been pushed back to an April 10th North American release date (April 09th in the UK) via Inside Out Music. The band had the following to say about that:

“Unfortunately we are sad to announce that the official release of our album ‘Grind the Ocean‘ has been delayed until April 2012 in the UK and US. Our team and label have been doing some amazing work over the past few months, and feel that delaying the official release, will give us some great opportunities- There will be new content released over the coming months, so keep your eyes open…Please note the release in other (territories) are unaffected and will be available online and in shops.

HOWEVER, we wanted there to be some good news for our friends in the UK & US, so we are very happy to announce a special pre-order for YOU the fans which will be released on the original date of February 27th. Those of you who pre-order will not only have the album just over a month before it is available in shops in the UK and US, it will also feature additional bonus content in a special digipack release!

Head over to our brand new merch store to see the exclusive packages we are offering, including limited edition merch and posters! To every single one of you, thank you for your support! We can’t wait for everyone to hear this album, see you on the road!”

The aforementioned pre-order can be found here.

Disturbed Bassist John Moyer Joins Adrenaline Mob

Disturbed bassist John Moyer has joined Adrenaline Mob, an outfit who among others features former Dream Theater/Avenged Sevenfold drummer Mike Portnoy. Disturbed are presently on well-documented indefinite hiatus. The following statement was issued regarding Moyer‘s addition to the band:

“(New York, NY – February 08, 2012) – 2012 is shaping up to be some year for Adrenaline Mob. The band, featuring the powerhouse vocals of Russell Allen, the shredding guitar attack of Mike Orlando and the drumming virtuosity of Mike Portnoy, just found the missing piece their lineup needed.

John Moyer, half of the rhythmic backbone of multi platinum rock juggernauts Disturbed, is stepping in to fill the recently vacated bass player spot. They all got together and after one jam session, the band knew they had found the newest member of the family. John will be making his on-stage debut with Adrenaline Mob on March 12th when they play their record release event at Hiro Ballroom in New York City.

Mike Portnoy called me about auditioning for his new band Adrenaline Mob. He had heard through the grapevine that I was looking to stay busy while Disturbed is on hiatus. After jamming with Russ, MO, and Portnoy, the chemistry as musicians was undeniable. I am super stoked about joining “The Family” and I can’t wait to hit the road with these guys and see what kind of musical mayhem we can create!”

Adrenaline Mob returns with their debut full length album, Omertá slated for release on March 13th. The newly formed Elm City Music in conjunction with EMI Label Services will release the follow up to last year’s self-titled EP. Elm City Music is the brainchild of music industry veteran Michael Caplan.

The album contains 11 crushing tracks including the already fan favorites “Psychosane,” ”Believe Me” and “Down To The Floor”. New tracks such as “Indifferent,” “All On The Line” and “Angel Sky” showcase the evolution of Adrenaline Mob in their sound and songwriting. Omertá also features a blistering reinterpretation of Duran Duran’s classic “Come Undone” featuring guest vocals by Lzzy Hale of Halestorm. The album was produced by Adrenaline Mob and mixed by Jay Ruston known for his work on Anthrax’s Worship Music and Steel Panther’s Balls Out.

The band also developed a reputation as an amazing live band. Adrenaline Mob set out on their first-ever tour during August and September of 2011 after being handpicked by Godsmack to be their opening act. The tour consisted of select headline dates interspersed with Godsmack shows. Adrenaline Mob will be heading out on tour in the Spring to continue the trend in support of Omertá. The band has been added to Graspop Festival and Gods of Metal Festival playing alongside the likes of Guns N Roses and Black Sabbath to name a few.

Adrenaline Mob formed in 2011 when Orlando, who had been working on a collection of songs, approached Allen with a concept and idea for the band. Together they joined forces and refined those ideas. Allen then reached out to long-time friend Portnoy to see if he had any interest in playing with them. Portnoy jumped on-board and from the very first note, the chemistry and sound was apparent and the beast that is known as Adrenaline Mob was born.”

Killswitch Engage Guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz Discusses Jesse Leach’s Return

Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz has spoken with Noisecreep on the return of vocalist Jesse Leach. Speaking on that he stated:

“Honestly, we didn’t want to jump into anything too quickly. We were in a position where we could take our time and try out as many singers as we wanted. There are a lot of talented singers out there, and we didn’t want to rush everything. We ended up mulling it over a bit, and we tried out a few different people.”

He continued:

“When we got back in the rehearsal room with Jesse, it just felt right. He’s one of my good friends, and the awkwardness of meeting someone for the first time, and all of that stuff, was gone when he jammed with us again. We also knew what Jesse is capable of, so it just took all of us getting in a room together again to remember how cool it once was. He blew us away.”

More from Dutkiewicz, including some insight as to why Leach originally left the group in the first place, can be found at the above-mentioned link.

New Burning Love & Fight Amp Split In The Works

Burning Love and Fight Amp are among the participants in a new 7″ split series dubbed “Hell Comes Home“. You can find more details on the run of upcoming split releases, including Burning Love & Fight Amp‘s forthcoming split, via Burning Love‘s Blogspot.

Lest you forget Burning Love also have a new album titled “Rotten Thing To Say” in the works for an May release through Southern Lord.

HELLYEAH To Tour In April

HELLYEAH have revealed that they tentatively plan to hit the road in April in support of their new album. While dates and venues have yet to be announced the group promise to be touring with some “killer bands.”

Periphery To Release New Song Online Next Week

Periphery will be releasing their new song “Passenger” online this coming Valentine’s Day, February 14th. It was not specified if the song will be the bonus track “Passengers” featured on the groups recent European reissue of their self-titled album or a new track from their upcoming album.