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Ringworm And Everything Went Black Confirm Spring Tour

Ringworm will be joined by Everything Went Black on the road for a string of shows to and from their appearance at this years “Chaos In Tejas” festival. Dates include:

05/29 Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen
05/30 Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
05/31 Kansas City, MO – Sidecar
06/01 Tulsa, OK – TBA
06/02 Fort Worth, TX – Tom Cats
06/03 Austin, TX – Chaos In Tejas (No Everything Went Black)
06/04 Houston, TX – Walters
06/05 New Orleans, LA – Siberia
06/06 Atlanta, GA – Druken Unicorn
06/07 Evansville, IN – The Hatch
06/08 Dayton, OH – TBA

Jesse Leach Opens Up Further On Rejoining Killswitch Engage

Jesse Leach recently took part in a revealing interview with Thephoenix.com regarding his decision to rejoin Killswitch Engage and the bands immediate plans. An excerpt from the exchange can be found below:

“So how do you feel about playing the Worcester Metalfest next weekend?

We’re all pretty stoked on it. Right now I’m doing a lot of rehearsing on my own, because I live in New York and those guys live in Massachusetts. but I’m just running through the tracks and getting ready for MetalFest. But it’s so surreal, and I think it won’t really hit me until I step out on that stage, that’ll be the big moment, that’s going to be unreal.

Originally what happened we had sort of started working on rough ideas on the new Times of Grace ep, and at the same time Adam was finalizing demos for the new Killswitch. The Times of Grace was going to be more bluesy acoustic stuff, for an ep. But the Killswitch stuff took precedence when Howard left and especially when I decided to audition for Killswitch.

Yeah, I wanted to ask about that: why did you audition? That seems odd that you would have had to.

That was my idea– that’s how I wanted to do it. There were a lot of reasons for it, but I’m trying to treat this with as much respect as I can. I mean, in reality, this has been a very successful band for hte past nine years, and yeah, I had something to do with it when I helped start the band, but I didn’t do what they did, I didn’t do what howard did.

And I thought the best way to show these guys that I wanted to be part of this process was to audition. And it wasn’t just to prove it to the band, it was to prove it to myself. And when I go out there onstage, I’m gonna be singing a bunch of Howard’s songs. I have to– those were the songs this band on the map! So I had to put myself in a headspace that I might not have put myself in if I just walked into the gig.

So it was a challenge, I challenged myself to sing these songs, and I truly started to fall in love with these songs. I have to admit, I’m not a huge metal guy, I love old metal I guess but I’ve never been a modern metal guy, it doesn’t excite me. I’m more of a punk/hardcore kid.”

A Life Once Lost Begin Tracking New Album

According to their Twitter, A Life Once Lost have officially begun tracking their long-awaited new album. The band are said to be holed up at Planet Red in Richmond, VA with producer Andreas Magnusson (The Black Dahlia Murder, Impending Doom). A release later in the year through Season Of Mist is in the works.

Bury Tomorrow Film New Music Video

Bury Tomorrow have a new music video in the works for their track “An Honourable Reign” with the Sticom Soldiers behind the camera. The clip will make its online debut in the coming weeks. The bands new album “The Union Of Crowns” is due out July 17th through Nuclear Blast.

Full Lineup Announced For Tampa, FL’s 2012 “Scion Rock Fest”

The full lineup for this years “Scion Rock Fest” has now been announced. Artists set to perform at the event include:

Down
Sleep
Exodus
Repulsion
Saint Vitus
Merzbow + Balazs Pandi
Church Of Misery
Phobia
Psychic TV
Suffocation
Oxbow
Origin
Sick Of It All
Wold
Decapitated
Revocation
Terror
Witch Mountain
Cerebral Ballzy
Atlas Moth
All Pigs Must Die
Vermapyre
Ides Of Gemini
Flyingsnakes
Cellgraft
Party Time

The even will take place in Tampa, FL on June 02nd across the following venues: The Ritz Ybor, Crowbar, Czar and The Orpheum. Further details can be found at Scionav.com/rock.

Limp Bizkit And Emmure Frontmen Outdo Each Other With Questionable Tweets

While more than likely tongue in cheek, both Emmure frontman Frankie Palmeri and his inspiration, Limp Bizkit vocalist Fred Durst, made some highly-questionable tweets recently.

Palmeri himself recently tweeted:

“I heard the other day the singer for #LETLIVE say’s the word #NIGGA in a song. I back that fully. I wanna say #NIGGA in a song too : (“

Seemingly implying that he was only messing around, he later followed up with:

“On a real note #LETLIVE was fucking awesome at #ICEJAM was my first time seeing or hearing those dudes. Back it. Reminds me of Faith No More”

Durst however was recently asked by a twitter user “why are you part of YMCMB? stick to rock. That’s when you were good man” to which he replied:

“YMCMB is heavy metal. Rock is dead.”

YMCMB of course refers to Young Money & Cash Money Billionaires — a primarily hip-hop oriented label collective which Limp Bizkit are now a part of following their signing with Cash Money Records.

Today’s (April 19th) reveal of more bands for the upcoming “Scream It Like You Mean It Tour” has begun. The latest additions include:

Impending Doom
Woe, Is Me
Abandon All Ships
Secrets
Volumes
For All Those Sleeping

Four more artists will be announced throughout the day via Silymi2012.com and this post. Bands announced for the tour yesterday include:

Attack Attack!
We Came As Romans
The Acacia Strain
Oceano
Like Moths To Flames
Close To Home

Spineshank Unveil “Anger Denial Acceptance” Cover Art And Track Listing

Spineshank have confirmed the details for their new album “Anger Denial Acceptance“. You can check out both the cover art and track listing below, while the album is due out through Century Media on June 19th.

01 – “After The End
02 – “Nothing Left For Me
03 – “Anger Denial Acceptance
04 – “I Want You To Know
05 – “Murder Suicide
06 – “The Endless Disconnect
07 – “I Am Damage
08 – “Ploratio Morbus
09 – “Everything Everyone Everywhere Ends
10 – “The Reckoning
11 – “God Complex (Anger)
12 – “Motive Method Opportunity (Denial)
13 – “Exit Wounds (Acceptance)

click here for the cover art..

Rosetta Book July/August Australian Tour

Rosetta have booked the following Australian tour for July/August:

07/25 Perth, AUS – The Rosemount
07/26 Perth, AUS – TBA
07/27 Brisbane, AUS – TBA
07/28 Sydney, AUS – The Sandringham Hotel
07/29 Wollongong, AUS – Yours & Owls
07/30 Sydney, AUS – Black Wire Records
08/01 Canberra, AUS – Bar 32
08/02 Melbourne, AUS – The Curtin Bandroom
08/03 Geelong, AUS – The National Hotel
08/04 Melbourne, AUS – Black Goat Warehouse
08/05 Adelaide, AUS – Enigma Bar
08/06 Adelaide, AUS – TBA
08/07 Melbourne, AUS – The Bendigo
08/08 Newcastle, AUS – The Great Northern
08/09 Brisbane, AUS – The Zoo

Shai Hulud Enter The Studio For New Album

Today (April 19th) marks day one of the recording process for Shai Hulud‘s new album. As previously reported, the group enlisted former vocalist Chad Gilbert (now of New Found Glory) to handle the production duties for the offering.

For now, the band have posted an esoteric look at a new song tentatively titled “Medicine To The Dead” via their Facebook.

The lineups for both the “Heavy T.O. Festival” and the “Heavy MTL Festival” have been expanded.

Now joining the “Heavy T.O. Festival” are:

Deftones
Dethklok
Trivium
Cancer Bats
Fleshgod Apocalypse
Rose Funeral
Origin

Meanwhile, the latests acts added to the “Heavy MTL Festival” include:

Deftones
Dethklok
Voivod
Sword
(not The Sword)
Trivium
Emmure
Diemonds
Dance Laury Dance

The revised schedule for both festivals can be found below:
click here for the full schedules…

Wear Your Wounds (Converge) Plan Split Release With Revelator

Converge frontman Jacob Bannon and Ben Chisholm of Chelsea Wolfe, etc. fame have a new split 7″ release in the works through Deathwish Direct. An official release date is pending.

Bannon will contribute a track from his Wear Your Wounds solo venture titled “Adrift In You“. While Chihsolm will appear under his Revelator moniker, offering the song “Net Of Gems“.