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Chiodos Exit Co-Headlining Tour With Blessthefall As A Result Of A Medical Emergency

Chiodos will miss the remaining dates of their co-headlining tour with Blessthefall due to medical issues. They offered the following statement on that:

“We are sorry to our fans as well as the bands on the tour Bless the Fall, I Killed the Prom Queen and Capture the Crown. Our guitarist Thomas Erak has had a reoccurring medical emergency that needs immediate attention and we want to support him in his recovery. We plan to make up these dates this year. We appreciate our fans continued support and look forward to seeing everyone on the upcoming Parks and Devastation tour with A Day To Remember, Bring Me The Horizon, and Motionless in White.”

Puya Successfully Crowdfund $10,000 For New Live Album

Puya have succeeded in crowdfunding $10,000 for the release of their new live album. With eleven hours to go at the time of this posting the group have raised $10,356 for the outing. It was recorded during a February 08th, 2014 performance at the Bahia Urbana Amphitheater in San Juan, PR. The groups campaign can be found over at Kickstarter.

Scar Symmetry Premiere New Track “Limits To Infinity”

Scar Symmetry have premiered a new track of theirs titled “Limits To Infinity” online. You can stream that track below. It will appear on the first installment of the bands planned trilogy of albums, “The Singularity (Phase I – Neohumanity)“, out October 14th on Nuclear Blast.
click here for the stream…

Oceano Drop Off Remaining Dates Of ‘The Heavier Than Heavy Tour’

Oceano have dropped off of the remaining dates of the ‘The Heavier Than Heavy Tour‘ due to transportation issues. They commented on the matter:

“Due to transportation issues we are unable to play the remaining tour dates. We sincerely apologize but this is out of our control. We’ve had such a blast with I Declare War, The Last Ten Seconds of Life, Barrier and Invent, Animate and have some big news coming up.”

Melvins Debut New Song “Brass Cupcake”, Lineup October Tour With Le Butcherettes

The Melvins are sharing a stream of “Brass Cupcake” from their new album “Hold It In” below via Rollingstone.com. “Hold It In” finds the bands Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover joined by Paul Leary and JD Pinkus of the Butthole Surfers and will be released October 14th on Ipecac Recordings.

Those who pre-order that album will be treated to an instant download of the track “Bride Of Crankenstein“. Currently the Melvins will be touring in October/November with Pinkus in tow. Le Butcherettes will open nearly all stops:

10/15 Sacramento, CA – Assembly
10/17 Bellingham, WA – Wild Buffalo House of Music
10/18 Seattle, WA – The Showbox
10/19 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
10/21 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
10/22 San Luis Obispo, CA – SLO Brewing
10/23 Los Angeles, CA – The Troubadour
10/24 San Diego, CA – The Casbah
10/25 Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
10/26 Albuquerque, NM – The Launchpad
10/28 Dallas, TX – Trees
10/29 Austin, TX – Mohawk
10/30 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live – Studio
10/31 New Orleans, LA – Voodoo Fest
11/01 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
11/02 Gainesville, FL – The Wooly
11/03 Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbit’s
11/04 Orlando, FL – The Social
11/05 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – The Culture Room
11/06 Tampa, FL – Orpheum Theater
11/08 Atlanta, GA – The Loft at Center Stage
11/09 Birmingham, AL – Zydeco

click here for the stream…

Update – August 21st 11:42pm:

TMZ are now reporting that the police have in fact locked up a Scott Weiland impostor and have since identified him as a 44-year old male named Jason Michael Hurley. Hurley will have providing false information (aka pretending to be Weiland) added to his charges.

Original Story:

TMZ.com is running a report that ousted Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland is currently in custody after a theft of razors led authorities to find meth on his person. The report goes on to claim that he had been in jail for the last four weeks. Weiland himself has disputed the report, posting the following video from a recording studio in which he claims the story is a lie and warns TMZ they will be hearing from his attorney.

TMZ themselves have since responded to his video stating that a rep for the L.A. County Sherrif’s Dept. asserts that Weiland is “definitely in custody”. Loudwire shared this image of the arrest report, further complicating matters as it does appear to back up TMZ‘s claims.
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In Flames Singer: “I Don’t Wanna Do Whoracle Or Jester Race Part 2″

In Flames vocalist Anders Fridén chatted with Altpress.com about the bands ever-changing sound and how it continues to evolve on their forthcoming release, “Siren Charms“. As the comment section on nearly any In Flames post will tell you, there are fans of the bands heavier days who are quite unhappy with groups increasingly accessible catalog.

When asked if he would ever consider tossing those older fans a heavier ‘throwback’ song:

“I don’t think I can. There are too many of them, so I cannot please everyone. It’s just impossible. But it’s interesting what you said, because every time we release a new album, our “worst album we’ve ever done” gets moved up one album. With Whoracle, people complained because it wasn’t Jester Race. When we released Colony, people complained because it wasn’t Whoracle.”

He continued:

“…Even with Reroute To Remain or Come Clarity or Soundtrack. Those are great albums. But when we released Reroute, [people said] it was our worst album ever. Sometimes when I read those things, I’ll be like, “What the… No! You totally misunderstand.” But at the same time, I can’t give into that. It’s part of the game, and everybody has their say. But I cannot write exactly for you. That is just impossible, because there are too many people with their own wishes. But I’m very proud of our history. It took us to where we are today. I would never say we’ve done anything that I want to get away from.”

When asked on why they continue to change with each album and whether or not that is part of their legacy, he replied:

“I wanna challenge our listeners a little bit. They shouldn’t know exactly what they’re gonna get. They’re definitely gonna get In Flames in some sort of way, but I don’t wanna do Whoracle or Jester Race part 2. We’re not a big planning type of band. It’s metal, it’s rock ’n’ roll; let’s do whatever.

When I got into the metal scene and first heard of punk rock and metal, for me it was like, “Whoa! There are no rules! You can do whatever you want.” Then, when I started playing in bands, all of these rules were told to me. What? Can I not do what I want? I have to be this person to be part of this scene. I cannot look this way? To me, you can do whatever you want. I can promise you one thing: We will never do a country album.”

In Flames will release their new album “Siren Charms” through their new label home of Sony on September 09th.

Narrows & Retox Stream Tracks From Upcoming Split, Pre-Orders Now Live

Narrows and Retox‘s coming split 7″ together is now available for pre-order through Threeoneg.com. The split comes with the following tracks:

Side A:
Narrows – “Ride The Lion
Narrows – “Blood Python

Side B:
Retox – “This Should Hurt a Little Bit
Retox – “Fascination Street” (The Cure cover)

Below you can stream two songs from it:
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DJ Lethal Still “Deeply Saddened” Over Theft Of Limp Bizkit MTV VMA Award

Around a year ago ousted Limp Bizkit DJ, DJ Lethal, was the victim of theft after his MTV VMA award for ‘Best Rock Video’ was stolen from his Las Vegas bar. The award has yet to turn up and Lethal remains saddened by its loss, telling Spin:

“It deeply saddens me when I think about it. Who knows where it is — and who would do something like that? I worked so hard for that. It’s like a Super Bowl ring for musicians.”

The award in question that was stolen was for the bands track “Rollin’ (Air Raid Vehicle)“. Lethal does however remain in possession of the bands Best Rock Video MTV VMA award for their track “Break Stuff“.

Torche Announce US Headlining Tour

Torche will kick off a brief US headlining run next month. The immediacy of the dates doesn’t mean the groups new album is drawing near however. That outing will arrive early next year through Relapse with more details to come.

09/18 Miami, FL – Churchill’s Pub
09/19 Jacksonville, FL – Burro Bar
09/20 Gainesville, FL – The Atlantic
09/21 Atlanta, GA – 97 Estoria
09/22 Nashville, TN – The End
09/23 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
09/24 Akron, OH – Musica
09/25 Chicago, IL – The Promontory
09/26 Pittsburgh, PA – The Smiling Moos
09/27 Brooklyn, NY – St. Vitus
09/29 Chapel Hill, NC – Cat’s Cradle Back Room
09/30 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
10/01 Orlando, FL – Backbooth

Following that run the group will make their way down under for the below tour of Australia:

Oct 16 Brisbane, AUS – Crowbar
Oct 17 North Perth, AUS – Rosemount Hotel
Oct 18 Richmond, AUS – The Corner Hotel
Oct 19 Sydney, AUS – Manning Bar

The Foo Fighters have released a trailer for their upcoming HBO series, “Sonic Highways“. That series finds the band documenting their recording experience for their new album of the same name in studios across America and features interviews with luminaries from all walks of music. Frontman Dave Grohl even has a sitdown with U.S. President Barack Obama in the series, which will begin airing on October 17th. “Sonic Highways” itself will be released on November 10th.
click here for the trailer…