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Battles To Launch “Dross Glop” Remix Series Next Month

Battles will be launching a series of 12″ remix singles of material from their 2011 effort, “Gloss Drop“. The series will carry the title of “Dross Glop” and volume 1 of it will land in stores on February 07th through Warp Records. It will feature the following track listing:

01 – “Wall Street” (Gui Boratto remix)
02 – “Sweetie & Shag” (The Field remix)

You can stream both remixes below:

Wall Street” (Gui Boratto Remix):

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Slipknot’s M. Shawn Crahan To Star In “The Devil’s Carnival”

Slipknot percussionist M. Shawn Crahan (aka Clown) will make his acting debut in the upcoming film “The Devil’s Carnival“. Speaking on his involvement, Crahan stated:

“I am very honored to have been asked to be a part of this project. I play a character called The Tamer. And let me tell you, there is a little Tamer in all of us. It’s always been a dream and a goal for me to try and act in something that is filmed besides music videos. I am very honored to have the opportunity to have worked with so many talented actors and people who are involved in making this production come to life.”

The horror film is apparently behing helmed by director Darren Lynn Bousman (“Saw II“, Repo! The Genetic Opera“). More on it can be found at

Gwar, Municipal Waste & Ghoul Tour Officially Announced

Gwar will hit the road with Municipal Waste and Ghoul shortly for the second leg of their “Return Of The World Maggot Tour“. Legacy Of Disorder will also appear on the bill from March 20th through to April 11th.

Dave Brockie, who is listed as Oderus Urungus‘ “personal slave” offered:

“All the years of doing GWAR could never have prepared us for what we have been through, and I want to thank the metal community and the extended GWAR family for all of your support. Finishing that last tour was the hardest thing we have ever had to do, and we still have about half of the country left to hit.

We will continue as a four-piece, with the special tribute to Flattus at the end of the show, in order to give our fans a chance to say goodbye to our fallen Scumdog brother in true GWAR fashion-covered in blood and rocking the fuck out! After this tour is over we can start looking to the future and begin to put this tragedy behind us. But for now we are still in “Hail Flattus” mode!”

Dates for the “Return Of The World Maggot Tour“:

03/16 Richmond, VA – The National (Cory Smoot benefit show)
03/17 Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls
03/18 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
03/20 Boston, MA – Wilbur Theater
03/21 So. Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
03/22 Syracuse, NY – Westcott Theater
03/23 Toledo, OH – The Omni
03/24 Lexington, KY – Buster’s Billiards and Backroom
03/25 Joliet, IL – Mojoes
03/26 Madison, WI – Majestic Theater
03/27 Des Moines, IA – People’s Court
03/28 Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
03/30 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theater
03/31 Boulder, CO – Fox Theater
04/01 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater & Club
04/02 Flagstaff, AZ – Orpheum Theater
04/03 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
04/04 Ventura, CA – Majestic Ventura Theater
04/05 Chico, CA – Senator Theater
04/06 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
04/07 Reno, NV – Knitting Factory
04/09 Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Café
04/10 Magna, UT – The Great Salt Air
04/11 Ft. Collins, CO – Aggie Theater

Jeff Loomis Taps Ihsahn For New Solo Album

Jeff Loomis (ex-Nevermore) has revealed that he has tapped Ihsahn (ex-Emperor) to lay down some guest vocals on his upcoming solo album. Speaking on that Loomis offered:

“I know most of you are aware that Christine Rhoades is doing some vocals on my album. At first I thought she’d be the only guest singer on the record but then this one song started coming together, it’s pretty brutal. I’ve always wanted to do really, really heavy music and after hearing this, both Aaron and myself thought we needed some crazy, sick singer on it.

We just sat around tossing names out for a bit, nothing really was sticking and then Aaron says, ‘I got it…Ihsahn‘ and it was one of those moments where you knew that was the answer all along, it just hadn’t been unlocked in your mind yet. Anyway, a few short emails back and forth and we had his vocal track in. It came out amazing. I can’t wait for you to hear it. Ihsahn, thanks again, it’s an honor to have you on my record.”

Dirk Verbeuren (Soilwork, etc.), Tony MacApline and Megadeth alumni Marty Friedman and Chris Poland are among the other guest talent set to appear on the effort; which Aaron Smith (7 Horns 7 Eyes) has been overseeing the production duties for.

Dates have been announced for the “Decibel Magazine Tour” which features Behemoth, Watain, The Devil’s Blood and In Solitude. Here’s where the tour will touch down:

04/11 Columbus, OH – The Bluestone
04/12 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls
04/13 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
04/14 St. Paul, MN – Station Four
04/16 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
04/17 Denver, CO – Summit Theatre
04/18 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
04/20 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
04/21 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw
04/22 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
04/23 San Francisco, CA – Slims
04/25 Los Angeles, CA – House Of Blues
04/26 Phoenix, AZ – Nile Theater
04/27 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
04/29 San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
05/01 Tampa, FL – Orpheum
05/02 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
05/04 Charlotte, NC – Amos Southend
05/05 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head
05/06 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero Theatre
05/08 Toronto, ON – Opera House
05/09 Montreal, QC – Club Soda
05/10 Quebec City, QC – Imperial
05/11 Worcester, MA – Palladium
05/12 New York, NY – Irving Plaza

Ticket details and more can be found over at the tours official website,

Refused To Play NYC Show In April

Refused will be playing a show at Terminal 5 in New York City, NY on April 23rd. A special charity pre-sale will kick off today with public on-sales set to start tomorrow, January 25th. Those interested should keep an eye on the bands Facebook for more details.

On top of that the group have been added to the “Øya Festival” in Oslo, Norway on August 10th.

Sumerian Records Preparing Free Digital Mix-Tape Release

Sumerian Records will be releasing a free digital mix-tape dubbed “The Sumerian Mixtape: Volume 1” later this month. According to the label the effort will feature new unreleased music from the likes of:

The Faceless
Veil Of Maya
I See Stars
Stick To Your Guns
Make Me Famous
Upon A Burning Body
I, The Breather

More artists and a release date for the outing are TBA.