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Palisades, Neck Deep, Etc. Set For 2015 ‘Vans Warped Tour’

Today has brought the first wave of band announcements for the 2015 ‘Vans Warped Tour‘. Here’s who has been confirmed to play thus far:

Neck Deep
Palisades
Front Porch Step
Handguns
Kosha Dillz

Further announcements will be made each Wednesday through till April. A revised itinerary for the trek has also been released:

06/19 Pomona, CA – Pomona Fairplex
06/20 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Ampitheatre
06/21 Ventura, CA – Seaside Park – Ventura County Fairgrounds
06/23 Mesa, AZ – Quail Run Park
06/24 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
06/25 Oklahoma City, OK – Remington Park
06/26 Houston, TX – Reliant Park
06/27 Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavillion
06/28 San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
07/01 Nashville, TN – Tennessee State Fair Grounds
07/02 Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheatre
07/03 St.Petersburg, FL – Vinoy Park
07/04 West Palm Beach, FL – Cruzan Amphitheatre
07/05 Orlando, FL – Tinker Field
07/07 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
07/08 Virginia Beach, VA – Farm Bureau Live
07/09 Pittsburgh, PA – First Niagara Pavilion
07/10 Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
07/11 Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
07/12 Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre
07/14 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
07/15 Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
07/16 Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
07/17 Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
07/18 Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
07/19 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
07/21 Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavilion
07/23 Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
07/24 Detroit, MI – The Palace Of Auburn Hills
07/25 Chicago, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
07/26 Shakopee, MN – Canerbury Park
07/27 St. Louis, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
07/28 Milwaukee, WI – Marcus Amphitheater
07/29 Indianapolis, IN – Klipsch Music Center
07/30 Bonner Springs, KS – Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
08/01 Salt Lake City, UT – Utah State Fairpark
08/02 Denver, CO – The Pepsi Center
08/05 San Diego, CA – Qualcomm Stadium
08/07 Portland, OR – Portland Expo Center
08/08 Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheater

Soundgarden Seeking Fan Submissions For Upcoming Documentary

Soundgarden‘s documentary put together by Banger Films (“Super Duper Alice Cooper“, “Metal Evolution“) is in the works and fan submissions of old band-related mementos, footage and audio is being sought for possible inclusion. The following call was put out by the group:

“It’s happening – the Soundgarden story will soon be the subject of a feature documentary film. And you can help. As we dig deep into our vaults, we ask that you, the fans, dig into yours.

Personal photographs, bootleg video and audio, collected concert posters – your rare piece of music history could be the missing piece we need.

If you want a chance for your memento to become a permanent part of Soundgarden history, send a description of what you’ve got to info@bangerfilms.com with the subject “Soundgarden Fan Submission”.

The Soundgarden film is being produced by Banger Films, makers of the essential heavy metal documentary Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey (2006), SXSW Audience Award and Juno-winning Iron Maiden: Flight 666 (2009), Grammy-nominated and Tribeca Audience Award-winning Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage (2010), the “doc opera” Super Duper Alice Cooper (2014), as well as the biggest-ever TV series on metal and hard rock, Metal Evolution (2011).”

Should you still have your doubts about the identity of Slipknot‘s drummer and bassist more evidence has emerged confirming the long-running rumors that they are indeed Jay Weinberg and Alex Venturella respectively. Metal Injection got their hands on the below image which lists the groups personnel and contacts for their daily itineraries.

The image comes from Norm Costa, who was up until recently employed by the band as Weinberg‘s drum tech. According to comments he made on his Instagram, he is rather unhappy with the way he was relieved of his services.
click here for the video…

Alkaloid are running a crowdfunding campaign over at Indiegogo for the release of their debut album, “The Malkuth Grimoire“. That campaign is nearly 3 days in and progress has already been swift with 46% of their goal already raised. In addition to the campaign a number of streams of new material from the outfit have been released below. As previously reported, Alkaloid feature current and former members of Obscura, Necrophagist, Aborted and more.
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Eyes Set To Kill To Tour With Wednesday 13 & More Early Next Year

Eyes Set To Kill will be direct support to Wednesday 13 on an early 2015 tour that will also feature Die So Fluid. Read on for the dates:

01/03 Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum (no Wednesday 13)
01/14 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
01/15 Dallas, TX – Trees
01/18 Orlando, FL – West End Live
01/20 Augusta, GA – Surreal at Surrey (no Wednesday 13)
01/21 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
01/22 Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall
01/23 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
01/24 York, PA – The Depot
01/25 Queens, NY – Blackthorne
01/26 Amityville, NY – Revolution (no Wednesday 13)
01/28 Philadelphia, PA – North Star Bar
01/29 Long Branch, NJ – Brighton Bar
01/30 Toronto, ON – Rockpile West
01/31 Toronto, ON – Rockpile West
02/01 Ottawa, ON – Mansion Nightclub
02/03 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
02/04 Columbus, OH – O’Sheckys
02/05 Huntington, WV – V Club
02/06 Waynesville, NC – Water’n Hold Bar and Grill
02/07 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
02/08 Knoxville, TN – The International
02/09 Nashville, TN – Exit / In
02/11 Austin, TX – Dirty Dog Bar (no Wednesday 13)
02/12 San Antonio, TX – The Korova
02/14 Midland, TX – Blue Max (no Wednesday 13)

This weeks Boxscore report is in and features a sampling of the earnings and attendance numbers from recent (and not so recent) shows played by:

Slipknot
Korn
King 810
Slayer
Suicidal Tendencies
Exodus
Limp Bizkit
Machine Gun Kelly
Blvck Ceiling
Breaking Benjamin
Black Veil Brides
Falling In Reverse
Set It Off
Drama Club
Mastodon
Gojira
Kvelertak
Circa Survive
Title Fight
Tera Melos
Antemasque
Le Butcherettes
Clutch
American Sharks
Lionize
Issues
I Killed The Prom Queen
Ghost Town
Marmozets
Nightmares
Sevendust
Sick Of It All
Negative Approach
Enforcers

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Sleep Members Speak On The Possibility Of A New Album

Sleep fans still have some time to wait for the bands much rumored next full-length outing. Despite releasing their first new song since 1996, “The Clarity“, earlier in the year, progress remains slow on their potential next opus. Speaking to themusic.com.au, drummer Jason Roeder said of the outing:

“It will happen organically, and only when/if it’s ready. We all respect the Riff and know not to force our will upon it. We are careful not to place too much in front of us or announce anything until it’s ready to go. It’s less stress and it lets us be present and enjoy playing as we go… The Riff decides, Sleep obeys.”

Vocalist/bassist Al Cisneros added:

“Yeah – we all know if a song is complete. The process is actually the goal. Then you end up with songs eventually. The Iommic path makes itself clear. Attention must be paid during the process then songs automatically evolve.”

Pelican have announced a new EP by the name of “The Cliff” which they will have in stores February 24th through Southern Lord. The effort will find remixes of the title track done by Justin K Broadrick of Godflesh/Jesu fame, Aaron Harris and Bryant Clifford Meyer (both of Palms and ex-Isis fame), plus another version of the track featuring vocals done by Allen Epley of The Life And Times/ex-Shiner. That particular track, the bands second to ever feature vocals (again from Epley,) is currently streaming below courtesy of MetalSucks.
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Periphery Debut New Song “The Bad Thing”

Periphery have released a second track from their approaching separately released “Juggernaut” double-album. This latest song is titled “The Bad Thing” and unlike “The Scourge“, comes from “Juggernaut: Omega“. It first appeared over at Altpress.com and can also be found below. Both “Juggernaut: Alpha” and “Juggernaut: Omega” will be released January 27th through Sumerian Records.
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10 Years, Otherwise, Etc. Announce Early 2015 US Tour

10 Years fans anxious to hear material from their new album “From Birth To Burial” will hear some new tracks on the bands upcoming headlining run in support of that disc. That album will hit stores this spring with the band set to join Otherwise, The Glorious Sons and Luminoth for the following dates:

02/10 Sauget, IL – Pop’s Nightclub
02/11 Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium
02/13 Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
02/14 Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
02/15 Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
02/17 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
02/18 Las Vegas, NV – Vinyl
02/19 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
02/20 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
02/22 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s Ballroom
02/24 Abilene, TX – The Silo
02/25 San Antonio, TX – 210 Kapones Live
02/26 Dallas, TX – Trees
02/27 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
02/28 Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theatre
03/02 Destin, FL – Club LA
03/03 Birmingham, AL – Iron Horse
03/04 Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
03/06 Louisville, KY – Expo Five
03/07 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (10 Years Fan Summit)
03/08 Newport, KY – Thompson House
03/10 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
03/11 Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
03/13 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
03/14 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
03/15 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
03/17 Battle Creek, MI – Music Factory
03/18 Arlington Heights, IL – Home Bar
03/19 Spring Lake Park, MN – POVS
03/20 Ringle, WI – Q and Z Expo Center
03/21 Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s Entertainment Center

Behemoth fans with a vinyl handicap are in luck as the groups limited edition “XIADZ” and “Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel” EP’s are coming to CD. They have pressed 2,000 copies of an effort that combines both of those offerings with orders due to begin shipping December 10th. If you want to secure yourself a copy, head to this location. If you missed it earlier, the band have also debuted this live video for “Ora Pro Nobis Lucifer“.