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Palms (Deftones/Ex-Isis) Add Another Opening Act To Fall US Tour

Another outfit will be joining Palms (Deftones/ex-Isis) on their coming fall tour. Boyfrndz will hop on the Southweestern leg of dates, with the trek now due to run as follows:

09/21 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory (feat. The Beta Machine)
09/22 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour (feat. The Beta Machine)

With Boyfrndz:

09/24 Albuquerque, NM – The Launchpad
09/25 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s Backroom
09/26 Austin, TX – Mohawk
09/27 San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live
09/28 Dallas, TX – Trees
09/29 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
09/30 Corpus Christi, TX – Brewster St. Ice House
10/02 El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls

Lacuna Coil Premiere “Nothing Stands In Our Way” Music Video

Lacuna Coil‘s “Nothing Stands In Our Way” music video made its way to the internet today and can be seen after the break courtesy of Revolver. If you missed the news, the band will commence a North American headlining tour next month with Devil You Know and more, you can find those dates here.
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New Album Coming From The Francesco Artusato Project (Devil You Know, Etc.)

Devil You Know/All Shall Perish guitarist Francesco Artusato will return with a new The Francesco Artusato Project solo album on October 07th. This latest bow has been titled “Our Dying Sun” and will be released digitally.

In addition to help from bassist Ray Riendeau (James LaBrie, etc.) and drummer Danny Handler, Artusato has recruited some guests for the effort. One track in particular will boast solos from The Black Dahlia Murder‘s Ryan Knight, ex-The Faceless guitarist Wes Hauch and Scar Symmetry‘s Per Nilsson.

A video for “Gates Of Reason” from the project was released today through
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Obituary Preview New Songs In “Inked In Blood” Trailer

You can get a taste of Obituary‘s new crowdfunded album “Inked In Blood” via the below trailer. The band partnered with Relapse for an October 28th release date of that outing. They will be touring North America this year in support of the outing, joining Carcass and more on this trek, followed by this run with Death (DTA) and more.

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Pig Destroyer To Release “Mass & Volume” On CD/Vinyl, Book December Shows

Pig Destroyer will be putting out a physical edition of their two-song EP “Mass & Volume” through Relapse on October 14th. A one-time worldwide pressing of 2000 CD’s will be made available as well as a limited edition colored vinyl run.

The EP was originally released digitally to benefit the family of late Relapse Records employee, Pat Egan. You can pre-order this edition of the outing over at Relapse.Additionally, the group will be playing the following two shows in December with Dropdead:

12/19 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
12/20 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church

Gideon Debut Lyric Video For New Song “Calloused”

Gideon are streaming a brand new track titled “Calloused” via the below lyric video. That song appears on the bands new album of the same name, which Facedown will drop on October 14th. The group worked with producer Will Putney (The Acacia Strain, Impending Doom) and Randy LeBoeuf on the outing, which you can pre-order here.
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Dream Theater will be issuing a new live Blu-ray / DVD set titled “Breaking The Fourth Wall (Live From The Boston Opera House)” through Roadrunner on September 30th. The set captures a March 25th, 2014 performance the band performed at the Boston Opera House that was produced by the bands own John Petrucci.

That performance saw the group joined by The Berklee College Of Music Orchestra And Choir. Multiple configurations of the release are being offered, including a Blu-ray release, a 2-DVD set and a webstore exclusive deluxe package Blu-ray/3-CD set with poster. You can get your hands on those here.

After the break you can find a live video of “The Looking Glass” from the set, while Petrucci said of the show itself:

“In many ways, this was a huge homecoming for the band given the history of Dream Theater’s origins and ties with Berklee. With John and I both being alumni and Mike having been a professor at the college for 10 years, we saw the opportunity to perform together with the students of Berklee as a tremendous thrill and honor. We are extremely grateful for everyone’s hard work in making this special event a reality and to all who participated.

All of the Berklee College instrumentalists and vocalists did an outstanding job that night and it was awesome to have one of its students, Eren Basbug orchestrate and conduct them live at the Opera House after having been a part of our latest studio release in the same capacity. Dream Theater has always had a great connection to the city of Boston and we knew that against the backdrop of the beautiful Opera House, this would end up being a historic stop on our ‘Along For The Ride‘ world tour and an evening most definitely worth capturing on video.

Beautifully filmed and directed by Pierre Lamoureux and brilliantly mixed and mastered by Richard Chycki, this is in my opinion, a major highlight in our nearly 30 year career as a band. We are eagerly anticipating its release this fall and really hope that everyone enjoys it!”

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At The Gates Unveil “At War With Reality” Cover Art & Details

The cover art for At The Gates‘ comeback album “At War With Reality” has been unveiled below. The band will release that album on October 28th through Century Media Records. See below for the cover for the effort while frontman Tomas Lindberg said of it and the albums concept:

“The concept of ‘At War with Reality‘ is based on the literary genre called ‘Magic Realism’. The main style within this genre is the notion that ‘reality’ is ever-changing, and needs to be constantly re-discovered and re-conquered. We felt that Costin‘s artwork style would be the perfect visual contribution to this album, so he became the natural choice…”

The group have also revealed some song titles for the album, they include:

Death And the Labyrinth
The Circular Ruins
The Conspiracy Of The Blind
Order From Chaos
Eater Of Gods
Upon Pillars Of Dust
click here for the cover art…