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For The Fallen Dreams‘ rash of bad luck on their latest tour saw a truck get get parked inside their trailer and their personal belongings stolen in St. Louis, MO. As a result the group have opened this crowdfunding campaign for $5,000 to get them back on their feet. They said of that:

“FTFD family! This has seriously been a rough one. In addition to someone smashing into the back of our trailer and destroying our gear, we were robbed last week in St Louis while on stage performing. They took a lot of personal belongings, computers, clothes, band and personal money. This has really put us in a hard situation trying to make up for these losses and we really could use your help. Anything that you could donate would be amazing to help keep us on the road and recover what we lost. Thank you in advance”

Writing Sessions For Tool’s New Album Coming Along “Rather Nicely”

With their multi-level lawsuit facing a potential resolution via trial in January, Tool‘s members continue to hammer away on a new album. Guitarist Adam Jones shared the following image of an apparent new song in the works last night, while the following report was filed on the bands official website a week or two back:

“Good friend and King Crimson percussionist PAT MASTELOTTO stopped by the TOOL LOFT the other day to listen to the guys working on new material. Since the recent sound-proofing renovation, I’m told that the writing/arranging sessions have been progressing rather nicely (welcome news for those waiting for a new record.) As for PAT and the new King Crimson configuration (with 3 amazing and inspiring drummers!), the L.A. shows were nothing less than a mind-boggling sonic experience (as prog rock as prog rock can be!)….”

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Exodus Stream New Album “Blood In, Blood Out”

Exodus‘ new album “Blood In, Blood Out” can be heard in full below via Yahoo. The group will have it out on October 14th via Nuclear Blast. Numerous cameos adorn the opus, including Metallica‘s Kirk Hammett (“Salt The Wound“,) Dan The Automator (“Black 13“) and Testament‘s Chuck Billy (“BTK“.)
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Sylosis Debut Music Video For New Track “Mercy”

Syslosis have premiered a music video for their new track “Mercy” from their fourth full-length effort “Dormant Heart“. Check it out after the break with the album due out January 13th. Frontman/guitarist Josh Middleton offered of the song:

Mercy is the first single off the new album. It’s got a pretty dark and heavy vibe to it but it’s one of the most melodic tracks on the album at the same time. It’s got a big slow, doomy outro with an octave pedal on the guitars so that’s going to rumble some guts live. For this video, we wanted to keep it dark and claustrophobic. It’s got some of the artwork from the album and inlay illustrated as well which came together really well.”

Further details for the album leaked out yesterday and can be found here.
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For All Those Sleeping Decide To “Put An End” To The Band

For All Those Sleeping have announced their decision to call it a day. Here’s what they said on the matter:

“To all of our fans, friends and family,

When we started this band seven years ago, we had three simple goals. To travel the world, write music that we cared about, and share it with as many people as possible. 22 tours, four continents, 18 countries and three albums later we feel like we have accomplished that goal and now it’s time for us to start the next chapter in our lives. We want it to be clear that we are not breaking up. The same five guys who started this crazy dream are still the same five guys and friends today. We have just decided to put an end to For All Those Sleeping.

We want to thank all of our fans for all of the support and memories over the years and as often as it is said, we truly believe we have the best fans period. The Not Your American Idols Tour will be our last tour and our final shows will be in Minnesota on November 14th and Fargo on November 15th. We are making this announcement now so that we can give our fans a chance to see us one last time and so that we can say all of our goodbyes. We look forward to seeing you all at these final shows and cannot express how thankful we are for each and every one of you. Alone we may be lost but together we stood tall.

- Mike, London, David Jerad and Ethan

Sylosis have already announced that their new album “Dormant Heart” will be out January 13th on Nuclear Blast. Now MetalSucks have gotten their hands on the track listing and cover art for the outing, which will feature a bonus cover of The Smashing Pumpkins‘ “Zero“—presumably on the deluxe edition with bonus DVD. You can find the track listing below and a previous in-studio performance of “Zerohere.

01 – “Where The Wolves Come To Die
02 – “Victims And Pawns
03 – “Dormant Heart
04 – “To Build A Bomb
05 – “Overthrown
06 – “Leech
07 – “Servitude
08 – “Indoctrinated
09 – “Harm
10 – “Mercy
11 – “Callous Souls
12 – “Quiescent
13 – “Pillars Erode
14 – “Zero” (Smashing Pumpkins cover)

Judging by the bands teasing, you can expect to hear a new track from the effort tomorrow, October 10th.
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The Acacia Strain Streaming Entire New Album “Coma Witch”

The Acacia Strain‘s entire new album “Coma Witch” is now available for streaming in its entirety after the break. Rise Records will have the album in stores this coming Tuesday, October 14th. The outing marks their first without longtime songwriter, guitarist, etc. Daniel “DL” Laskiewicz. Meanwhile, a few guest appearances are included on the album, such as Max Cavalera of Soulfly, etc. fame on “Send Help” and Brendan Garrone of Incendiary on “VVorld Demise“.
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Exhumed Welcome New Bassist/Vocalist

Exhumed have welcomed a new bassist/vocalist to their lineup. They gave him the following introduction:

“A quick announcement before our Fall / Winter tour season gets started… We’d like to extend a very morbid and maggot-filled welcome to our new bassist / vocalist Matt “Slime” Ferri, who will be meeting all of you mutants on the road shortly. Matt replaces our good friend Rob “Bodybag” Babcock, who we wish all the best for in the future. We’re sure you’ll all make Matt feel welcome onstage (read: buy him beers) and all the guys in the band are psyched to bring you the latest and greatest version of Exhumed. Cheers from Harvey and the usual gang of idiots!”

Going concerns for the band are this tour with Carcass, Obituary and Noisem as well as these off-dates.

Veil Of Maya Schedule October Headlining Shows

Veil Of Maya have yet to announce a replacement for vocalist Brandon Butlerwho exited the band last month. Despite that, the group have just rolled out a series of headlining shows around their appearance at the upcoming ‘Knotfest‘. Here’s what they have booked:

10/24 Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
10/25 Gallup, NM – Willie Roy’s
10/26 San Bernardino, CA – Knotfest
10/27 Mesa, AZ – The Nile Theatre
10/29 Norman, OK – The Labyrinth

A 42-minute documentary on Old Man Gloom (Cave In, Converge and ex-Isis) titled “Old Man Gloom: Here Is A Gift For You” was released today below via Noisey. Kenneth Thomas put together the feature. Frontman Aaron Turner (ex-Isis) stated that it chronicles the band up to the making of their new album, “The Ape Of God“, out November 11th. He told the above-mentioned site of it:

“It is actually kind of everything up to that record. Our friend Kenneth Thomas filmed some of our shows because he was a fan of the band and was excited when we were active again. That was the seed for the film. He did some impromptu interviews with us around those shows and felt like he had some good material, so he suggested putting something together.

We gave him a few more ideas of other things that might be good for inclusion and just let him run with it. So, in a way it’s sort of like a history or an encapsulation of the band’s existence up to the point of making The Ape of God. All the footage pre-dates the existence of that record.”

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