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Black Label Society Premiere “My Dying Time” Music Video

Black Label Society have premiered their “My Dying Time” music video online. The clip was filmed with director Justin Reich of The Antimatter Studio. The group will have their new album “Catacombs Of The Black Vatican” in stores on April 08th via eOne Music. Band frontman/guitarist Zakk Wylde said of the clip:

“The video that father Justin created, my treatment was of me waking up in the morning and going to the grocery store and this is the video he made.”

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2014 ‘Mayhem Festival’ Lineup Officially Announced (Updated)

Update #2 – March 31st 10:59am:

Stage lineups have now been announced for the 2014 ‘Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem‘ festival and will run as follows:

Rockstar Energy Drink Main Stage:

Avenged Sevenfold
Korn
Asking Alexandria
Trivium

Coldcock American Herbal Whiskey Stage:

Cannibal Corpse
Suicide Silence
Miss May I
Mushroomhead
Texas Hippie Coalition
King 810

Sumerian/Headbang For The Highway Stage:

Body Count (feat. Ice-T)
Upon A Burning Body*
Veil Of Maya*
Darkest Hour*
Headbang For The Highway local band winner at each stop

The Victory Records Stage:

Emmure
Ill Nino
Wretched
Islander
Erimha

(*bands rotating slots)

Festival producers John Reese and Kevin Lyman issued the joint statement about this years lineup:

“We are very excited that in the seventh year of the festival we can bring our biggest lineup ever to heavy music fans across North America. With such a diverse lineup of great bands and festival attractions, 2014 will give fans an awesome day of Metal and Mayhem.”

Meanwhile, not every band will be appearing at every stop of the festival as organizers have released the following information:

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Fan-filmed live footage from Cloudkicker‘s first-ever live show last night has been uploaded below. The set took place in Columbus, OH and finds Cloudkicker‘s Ben Sharp backed by members of Intronaut. You can catch Cloudkicker (with Intronaut members) on this tour with TesseracT and Intronaut.
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Suffokate have sent a ‘fuck you’ out to their latest singer Matthew Krawchuck, after he went missing again. According to the video posted by the band below, Krawchuck disappeared again prior to the bands set at the ‘Extreme Thing‘ festival in Las Vegas, NV this weekend. Krawchuk has apparently claimed he was deported back to Canada—a story which the band aren’t buying.

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Kittie Crowdfund $20,000 For DVD & Book In 8 Hours

It took Kittie 8 hours to reach their $20,000 crowdfunding goal for their upcoming 20th anniversary DVD & tell-all book. The group said of achieving the goal:

“UNBELIEVABLE! You have officially spoken! In just 8 hours, you have proven to be the most amazing, dedicated, giving fans anyone could ask for! This project is going to be so great, thanks to you! We have REACHED OUR GOAL! If you still want to contribute, there is PLENTY of time to do so, and a ton of stuff still available.

KITTIE ARMY FOREVER!”

At the time of this posting, the campaign currently sits at $27,897 CAD. You can find it over at Indiegogo.com.

Protest The Hero‘s “Volition” took home the ‘Metal/Hard Music Album Of The Year’ at this years Juno Awards (essentially a Canadian Grammy award.) They beat out the following albums for the honor:

Gorguts – “Colored Sands
KEN mode – “Entrench
Anciients – “Heart Of Oak
The Flatliners – “Dead Language

Faith No More will return to the stage this July, marking their first live performance since ending their 2012 reunion run. The band will be performing as support to Black Sabbath and Soundgarden at the first day of ‘British Summer Time Hyde Park‘ festival, which will take place at Hyde Park in London, England on July 04th. The lineup for that day of the event includes:

Main Stage:

Black Sabbath
Soundgarden
Faith No More
Motörhead
Soulfly
Wolfmother

The Barclaycard Theatre:

Hell
Kobra And The Lotus
Broken Hands
The Bots

Village Hall:

Gallows
Bo Ningen
The Graveltones
Hang The Bastard
A Plastic Rose

Summer Stage:

Rise To Remain
Blitz Kids
The Struts
The First

Skindred have scrapped their planned US spring touring for May, citing “an unscrupulous agenda adopted by a certain ‘company’” which has “crippled our ability to bring our reputed live show to the United States.” The bands latest album “Kill The Power” was released in the US in February by Red River Entertainment. The groups statement on their current situation reads as follows:

“To our US Fans & Family

It is with great regret that we announce the cancellation of our upcoming US run this May (supporting our friends Seether, and appearances at numerous festivals). Due to circumstances far beyond our control, we have been forcibly cornered into a position which has left us unable to fulfil our scheduled touring commitments.

Once again for Skindred, an unscrupulous agenda adopted by a certain ‘company’ (who for legal reasons, must remain nameless at this point) has crippled our ability to bring our reputed live show to the United States. This, we want to assure you, is only a temporary setback. We have suffered a history of similar negligence in the past from various ‘companies’; lesser bands have crumbled and disbanded in the face of such failures. Whilst we are furious that we have been rendered unable to tour the USA this time around, we remain adamant that current circumstances will not deter us from returning in the near future.

As a band, and four individuals who live to tour and play music, please try to imagine our anger and growing frustration with this scenario. We want to play everywhere. We are not in the habit of pulling shows, whether it be in advance or at the last minute. Together with our team we put a huge amount of organisation and resources into our touring calendar; we do this to play shows, not cancel them. Disappointing our fans, fellow bands and organisers is not something we take lightly or want to do, ever. Cancellation is a last resort.

We believe in this album and what it stands for. From the bottom of our hearts we want to thank those of you who have already picked up ‘Kill The Power’, and for supporting us even when the chips are down. All we can ask is for your patience & understanding in this time, while we work on a solution to these current problems. We thank you for your continued support, and hope that any disgruntled fans can appreciate that our hands are tied. We hope that you can be understanding, and we WILL see you soon.

Thanks & respect,
Arya, Benji, Dan & Mikey

Asking Alexandria Show Off Their New Gold Record

Asking Alexandria have shared the below photo of their freshly-received gold plaques for their digital single “The Final Episode (Let’s Change The Channel)“. That single likely benefited from the May 2013 RIAA certification changes which saw on-demand audio/video streams of 100 plays from trusted sources translating to 1 certification unit; as opposed to only strict retail sales. The gold award is for the North American territory and signifies 500,000 certification units.
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More Footage From First-Ever Cloudkicker (And Intronaut) Live Rehearsal Posted

Intronaut drummer Danny Walker has shared some more footage from Cloudkicker‘s first-ever live rehearsal. You can watch members of Intronaut serve as the backing band to Cloudkicker‘s Ben Sharp in the below runthrough of “We’re Goin’ In. We’re Going Down“. The bands first-ever live show will take place tonight, March 29th. at Kobo Live in Columbus, OH . This tour with TesseracT and Intronaut will follow.
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