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Monuments’ “The Amanuensis” To Feature Bonus Tracks In The US

Monuments will have three bonus tracks featured on the US version of their new album “The Amanuensis“. All three are live renditions captured at last year’s ‘Euroblast Festival‘ in Cologne, Germany and include:

12 – “Degenerate” (live)
13 – “The Uncollective” (live)
14 – “Regenerate” (live)

The Amanuensis” will be released on July 08th through Century Media.

Those Who Fear Debut New Track “Bruised”

Those Who Fear are streaming “Bruised” from their new album “Death Sentence“. The below lyric video for that track was released today via Lambgoat. “Death Sentence” will see a June 24th release date on Facedown. As previously reported, it will feature cameos from members of Fit For A King and Molotov Solution.
click here for the video…

There’s never a dull moment for Devin Townsend as his below update of current activities confirms. In it he mentions that the new Ziltoid The Omniscient vs. Devin Townsend Project double album will be mixed in June and confirms some shows are in the works, among various other things.

Available after the break is a stream of “Moon” from his crowdfunded Casualties Of Cool project. This track in particular features a guest appearance from Shining (NOR) frontman Jørgen Munkeby. As the update specifies, the album will be made available through iTunes next week.

“Ok some updates: casualties will be on iTunes worldwide next week, also disk 2 will be available for download next week for pledgers. All 3600 CDs as well as vinyl have been signed by Che and I and we’re shipped yesterday, going out to you ASAP. All birthday songs done and sent except 2 due to finding pronunciation. Doing them tomorrow. Mp3s and phone messages done on Sunday. Almost all lyrics are done as well as pet pictures and doodles etc. sending on Monday.

Videos for mountaintop and flight due tomorrow. Universal choir website had some problems, but any day now it’ll be up. Book I’m writing has a website up, a huge show just got confirmed for Ziltoid 2, Casualties is doing 3 dates. Anneke gets to Vancouver on Monday, dTP disk starts being mixed on June 1st, Ziltoid June 12. Sonisphere is in July.

Doing the presentation on home recording at gearfest on June 7th, then to LA to finish the mix. Etcetcetc…so much. Needed to purge some. …not sure how life got this intense. My 5 year plan involves playing bass in a band and building birdhouses. For real…”

click here for the stream…

Dream Theater’s “The Studio Albums 1992-2011″ Box Set Coming In July

Dream Theater‘s discography is being compiled for an extensive box set titled “The Studio Albums 1992-2011“. Roadrunner Records have selected a July 08th release date for that set, which is currently retailing for $61.65 at Amazon. Included in it are the following albums:

Disc 1: “Images And Words” (1992)
Disc 2: “Awake” (1994)
Disc 3: “Falling Into Infinity” (1997)
Disc 4: “Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory” (1999)
Discs 5 & 6: “Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence” (2002)
Disc 7: “Train Of Thought” (2003)
Disc 8: “Octavarium” (2005)
Disc 9: “Systematic Chaos” (2007)
Disc 10: “Black Clouds & Silver Linings” (2009)
Disc 11: “A Dramatic Turn Of Events” (2011)

Ministry’s Al Jourgensen Celebrating 100 Days Of Sobriety

Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen looks to have indeed turned over a new leaf. Infamous for his legendary drug & alcohol abuse, Jourgensen completed a stint in rehab earlier this year. Yesterday saw Jourgensen reach the 100 days sober milestone, to which he shared:

“Hey kiddies…today is officially my 100th day sober…I think I get some kind of chip or medallion for that shit.
Still going thru some shit but will get back with y’all when I can…hate to say this but I kinda miss all you MOTHER FUCKERS!!!”

Converge have printed up a shirt that combines two iconic album covers. The shirt—which will benefit a Seattle, WA animal rescue organization—finds Converge‘s “Jane Doe” combined with Andrew W.K.‘s “I Get Wet“. It will go on sale at the coming 2014 ‘Rainfest‘ which is to be held at Neumos in Seattle, WA from May 23rd-May 25th.

click here for the shirt…

Lesser Key To Open For Deftones This Month

Lesser Key‘s (ex-Tool) touring has seen some more additions with a series of Texas stops in May supporting the Deftones. Here’s where Lesser Key will be playing in the near future:

With Deftones:

05/27 Lardeo, TX – Laredo Energy Arena Club Annex
05/28 Pharr, TX – Pharr Entertainment Center
05/30 Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Amp

With Cynic and We Are The City:

07/06 Vancouver, BC – The Imperial
07/08 Seattle, WA – Neumos
07/10 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
07/11 San Francisco, CA – The Filmore
07/12 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey

With Cynic And The Reign Of Kindo:

08/07 Philadelphia, PA – Theater Of The Living Arts
08/08 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
08/09 Toronto, ON – Opera House
08/10 Montreal, QC – Heavy Montreal
08/12 New York, NY – Gramercy Theater

Glenn Danzig Confirms Samhain’s Chicago, IL ‘Riot Fest’ Performance

The official confirmation has come in that Glenn Danzig will indeed be fronting Samhain for a performance of their 1984 debut “Initium” at the Chicago, IL stop of this years ‘Riot Fest‘. Danzig‘s camp released the following statement today:

“We can confirm that DANZIG has accepted an invitation to perform as his classic SAMHAIN at Riotfest in Chicago this September. More as we get it…Stay Tuned!!!”