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Primitive Man Announce Summer North American Tour

Primitive Man will be out with Hexis through the summer on the following tour:

07/19 Denver, CO – Hi-dive
07/20 Omaha, NE – West Wing
07/21 Kansas City, MO – Davey’s Uptown
07/22 Peoria, IL – Rail 2
07/23 Indianapolis, IN – The Melody Inn
07/24 Detroit, MI – Corktown Tavern
07/25 Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge
07/26 Appleton, WI – SurfinBird Skateshop (early show)
07/26 Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club
07/27 Saint Paul, MN – The Triple Rock
07/28 Winnipeg, MB – Zoo Cabaret
07/29 Calgary, AB – Local 510
07/30 Vancouver, BC – Biltmore
07/31 Seattle, WA – Highline
08/01 Richland, WA – Ray’s Golden Lion (feat. The Drip)
08/02 Portland, OR – Tonic Lounge
08/03 Sacramento, CA – Starlite Lounge
08/04 San Francisco CA – Sub Mission
08/05 Oakland, CA – First Church Of The Buzzard
08/06 Santa Cruz, CA – Witch House
08/07 Los Angeles, CA – 5 Star Bar (feat. Agowilt)
08/08 Reno, NV – Holland Project
08/09 Salt Lake City, UT – The Sugar Space
08/10 Colorado Springs, CO – TBA

Whitechapel, DevilDriver, Revocation & Rivers Of Nihil Tour Rumored

Whitechapel have announced that they will be playing a show at The International in their hometown of Knoxville, TN on June 07th as part of an as-yet unannounced “national tour.” Rumors have been persisting lately that the group will be out with DevilDriver, Revocation and Rivers Of Nihil in the coming months. No official word has emerged yet but the following two dates with that bill, sans DevilDriver, have emerged lately:

05/14 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
05/15 Kansas City, MO – Czar Bar

Whitechapel will have their fifth studio album “Our Endless War” in stores on April 29th through Metal Blade.

Earache Records Suing Century Media Records Over Licensing Dispute

A report running over at entlawdigest.com (thanks MetalSucks) has word that Earache Records is suing Century Media Records. The two labels entered into a U.S licensing agreement early last year which saw Century Media take over the distribution of  Earache‘s physical catalog in the United States.

According to the report, Earache claims that Century Media owe them $250,000 in licensing fees and broke a promise to release numerous albums from the labels catalog. Century Media for their part are said to have claimed that the Earache breached the original licensing agreement.

Earache meanwhile also allege that Century Media have failed to account for royalties in a timely manner and went so far as to set release dates and album artwork for their albums without their own approval. They are seeking an injunction and the $250,000 in damages according to the report.

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Arch Enemy Detail New Album “War Eternal”

Arch Enemy have now provided the details for their ninth studio album “War Eternal“. The effort will of course be the bands first with new frontwoman Alissa White-Gluz (ex-The Agonist) and will be released June 10th through Century Media. Below you can find the albums track listing as well as the cover artwork which was done by Costin Chioreanu.

01 – “Tempore Nihil Sanat (Prelude in F minor)
02 – “Never Forgive, Never Forget
03 – “War Eternal
04 – “As The Pages Burn
05 – “No More Regrets
06 – “You Will Know My Name
07 – “Graveyard Of Dreams
08 – “Stolen Life
09 – “Time Is Black
10 – “On And On
11 – “Avalanche
12 – “Down To Nothing
13 – “Not Long For This World

A music video for the albums title track was previously posted here

click here for the cover art…

The third episode of the Philip H. Anselmo & Pantera/Down, etc. spoofing ‘Cooking Hostile‘ web series has been released below. You can hear some creative takes on material from Pantera, Down, Tool, Crowbar, Meshuggah and Sepultura in the episode.
click here for the video…

HELLYEAH recently released two digital singles, “Sangre Por Sangre (Blood For Blood)” and “Cross To Bier (Cradle Of Bones)” via iTunes and the like. Streams of those songs have since been uploaded online and you can check them out below. Both will appear on the bands new album “Blood For Blood“, out June 10th on Eleven Seven Music.
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High On Fire Schedule July Australian Tour

High On Fire will hit Australian shores in July to play the following shows:

07/16 Brisbane, AUS – Crowbar
07/17 Brisbane, AUS – Crowbar
07/18 Perth, AUS – The Rosemount Hotel
07/19 Melbourne, AUS – The Hi Fi
07/20 Sydney, AUS – The Factory Theatre

Cloudkicker (And Intronaut) Share Footage From First-Ever Live Rehearsal

Cloudkicker had ‘their’ first-ever live rehearsal recently and footage of it is posted below. The one man band will be hitting the road shortly for its maiden tour with members of Intronaut filling out the ranks behind Cloudkicker mastermind Ben Sharp.

Their debut live performance, which is sadly not billed at ‘Nautkicker‘, will take place March 29th at Kobo Live in Columbus, OH. This tour with TesseracT and Intronaut will follow.
click here for the footage…

Dog Fashion Disco & Polkadot Cadaver Announce UK Shows After Crowdfunding $85,000

Dog Fashion Disco will honor the $60,000 stretch goal of their recent Indiegogo campaign in September. That goal was to get the band and their other outfit Polkadot Cadaver to the UK for back to back shows. Those dates have now been booked and include:

09/05 London, UK – Barfly
09/06 London, UK – Barfly

The band initially set out to crowdfund $30,000 dollars for the recording of their new album “Sweet Nothings“. They ended their campaign with $85,122 raised; enabling them to shoot a music video and record an additional second album (“Sweet Nothings” Part 2,) as well as play the above-mentioned shows.

Struc/tures, Counterparts, Betrayal, Etc. US Tour Announced

Struc/tures and Counterparts will headline the following run with support from Betrayal and Villains:

05/25 Spokane, WA – The Hop
05/26 Twins Falls, ID – Radio Rondevoo
05/28 Ft. Collins, CO – Aggie
05/30 Iowa City, IA – Blue Moose
05/31 Burnsville, MN – The Garage
06/01 Cudahy, WI – The Metal Grill
06/02 Herrin, IL – Hitts
06/03 Columbus, OH – Skully’s
06/06 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall

Avenged Sevenfold are planning to release a 10th anniversary edition of their 2003 album “Waking The Fallen“. Band frontman M. Shadows tells Loudwire:

“We’re going to put something together for the 10 year anniversary of “Waking The Fallen“, which is about 11 or 12 years now. We’ve been trying to think of something we could put together and we found some old demos that we did with Teppei from Thrice before we even did that record.”

“We also found some old footage with Jimmy playing some old shows at The Henry Fonda Theater in L.A., and the Ventura Theater. We’ll put together a cool DVD and some demo tracks and re-release “Waking The Fallen” for newer fans of the band that haven’t gotten that or don’t know about the history of the band.”

He also told the site that an extensive DVD is in the works:

“It is going to encompass the whole world that we’ve been filming for the last 5 years being in all these different countries with our camera guy. That’ll be a fun thing I think we’re going to film some big shows — I think we’re filming Mexico City coming up and we have some other shows we’re going to film and kind of intertwine the live performance with this huge DVD we want to do. That will probably come out before Christmas.”