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Cannabis Corpse, Mammoth Grinder, Inanimate Existence, Etc. Fall US Tour

Cannabis Corpse, Mammoth Grinder, Inanimate Existence and more bands TBA will be out together in November for the following tour:

11/28 Wilmington, NC – Ziggy’s By The Sea
11/29 Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn
11/30 New Orleans, LA – Siberia
12/02 Dallas, TX – Club Dada
12/03 Austin, TX – Red 7
12/04 San Antonio, TX – Limelight
12/06 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
12/07 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
12/08 Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex (all ages)
12/09 Fresno, CA – Strummers
12/10 Oakland, CA – The Metro
12/11 Ventura, CA – The Garage
12/12 Las Vegas, NV – The Cheyenne Saloon (early show)
12/13 Salt Lake City, UT – The Core (early show)
12/14 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
12/17 Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge
12/18 Columbus, OH – Ace Of Cups
12/19 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
12/20 Richmond, VA – The Broadberry

Hundredth Sign With Hopeless Records, Plan To Re-Release Discography On CD

Hundredth have moved on from Mediaskare Records and found a new label home with Hopeless Records. Initial plans include physical re-releases of the bands entire catalog, including their two full-length albums and “Revolt” and “Resist” companion EP’s. The latter two will be issued together on the same CD.

Those re-releases look set for December 02nd and pre-orders for all of that can be found here. Writing is also underway for their next album due out in the new year. Until then you can catch them on the road later this year with Every Time I Die, The Ghost Inside and more on this tour.

Ex-The Mars Volta Keyboardist Ikey Owens Passes Away

Former The Mars Volta, etc. keyboardist Isiah “Ikey” Owens has passed away. Owens had most recently been performing with Jack White in Mexico, where he is believed to have passed. Jack White‘s camp put out the following statement:

“It is with great sadness that we tell the world of the passing of the incredible musician Isaiah “Ikey” Owens. He will be missed and loved forever by his family, friends, bandmates and fans.

Ikey Owens was an astounding keyboard player in Jack White‘s backing band. He also played with Mars Volta, Free Moral Agents, and many other projects.

Out of respect for Ikey, the remaining shows of the Jack White Tour in Mexico have been cancelled.

We will all miss you Ikey. You were and are an incredible artist.”

Owens remained a prolific musician during his life was recently featured on “Alseep In The Deep” from Mastodon‘s latest album, “Once More ‘Round The Sun“.

Down, ex-Pantera, etc. frontman Phillip H. Anselmo has teamed with comedian Dave Hill in ‘Metal Grasshopper‘—a new weekly series that serves as the metal version of ‘The Karate Kid‘. The series will continue every Tuesday through to November 11th with the first installment available below via Metal Injection. Check it out to see Hill begin his training in all things metal under the tutelage of Anselmo.
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Avenged Sevenfold Track To Appear In “WWE 2K15″ Video Game

Avenged Sevenfold‘s “This Means War” will appear on the in-game soundtrack to the forthcoming video game, “WWE 2K15“. Pro-wrestler John Cena curated the official soundtrack for the game, which largely skews towards hip-hop. The soundtrack will be released digitally on October 21st on Atlantic but will not feature Avenged Sevenfold, Rise Against and a few other artists who have material appearing in-game. The game itself will see an October 28th release.

The Foo Fighters began their week-long residency on the ‘Late Show With David Letterman‘ last night by covering Black Sabbath‘s “War Pigs“. Country artist Zac Brown was also on hand for the cover, which you can find below. That’s the only cover the Foo Fighters have been dabbling in lately. They also performed the below rendition of Roky Erickson‘s “Two Headed Dog (Red Temple Prayer)” on ‘Austin City Limits‘. Foo Fighters will release their new album “Sonic Highways” on November 10th.
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Devin Townsend Releases Second Episode Of ‘Ziltoid TV’

Devin Townsend‘s extraterrestrial alter ego Ztiloid has released a second episode of ‘Ziltoid TV‘. It is available below courtesy of Ziltoid.com, with Townsend offering:

“Ok guys, episode 2! Wow… Ziltoid heats up and takes the pole position as the most adolescent use of capital by a dude my age! : ) Oh well, it’s a metaphor (or whatever).

Anyways, the main version of the album ‘Dark Matters’ has a dialogue throughout and the three episodes we’re airing are intended to preface that story so it makes a modicum of sense. Episode 2 gives an insight into why Ziltoid is so childish, but ultimately it’s just something we had fun with. Plus you finally get to see Herman, the Planet Smasher!

Whenever folks complain about plot inconsistencies, grammatical errors or pronunciation issues, I simply get to reply: ‘well that’s how it is on Ziltoid’s planet…’ Then carry on.
Episode 2! Enjoy : )
Dev”

The Devin Townsend Project and Ziltoid will square off on a new crowdfunded double-album titled “Z2“, out October 28th.

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Killswitch Engage frontman Jesse Leach gave a new update via his website on the bands future plans. Here’s what he said about their latest progress:

“Starting to demo, starting to get some ideas for the new record. Starting to have that discussion, which is exciting. But that’ll be awhile, probably not until late this year, early next year. When we start reviewing some of that stuff.”

Leach also hinted that the groups Halloween show at The Palladium in Worcester, MA on October 31st may be filmed for a future release. All That Remains and more will also be on the bill.

Leach also spoke of a new four-song EP from The Empire Shall Fall. He mentioned that the music is largely done for the project, but his schedule has prevented him from finishing the vocals. He hopes to wrap that up in the next few months and has ideas for about two songs thus far. On the topic of Times Of Grace he stated:

Times Of Grace, we definitely have ideas and have been talking and had a few conversations about what we’re going do moving forward. We’d like to do an EP, but again as you can see I’m pretty busy with Killswitch and The Empire Shall Fall. So we’ll see if we can squeeze that in. Have no fear, I know I’ve gotten a lot of emails about this; and I assure you Adam and I are stoked to do another EP or album. When? I’m not sure, but it’s happening.”

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King 810 have announced some headlining off-dates from ‘Prepare For Hell Tour‘ with Slipknot and Korn. The group have also released a revamped version of their “Murder, Murder, Murder” music video. Both can be found below:

10/27 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red Side Room
11/13 Peoria, IL – The Rail II
11/14 Portage, IN – Camelot Hall
11/15 Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theatre
11/16 Muskegon, MI – Port City Tavern
11/17 Lakewood, OH – The Foundry
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Code Orange To Open For At The Gates In The UK

Code Orange (Code Orange Kids) have scored some UK dates opening for At The Gates. The band will play a series of headlining performances around those shows as well with their schedule available below:

12/01 Brighton, UK – Green Door Store
12/03 London, UK – Old Blue Last (feat. At The Gates)
12/04 London, UK – Forum (feat. At The Gates)
12/05 Manchester, UK – Academy 2 (feat. At The Gates)
12/06 Leicester, UK – Lock 42
12/07 Birmingham, UK – Oobleck (feat. At The Gates)
12/08 Cardiff, UK – Globe (feat. At The Gates)
12/09 Leeds, UK – Temple of Boom