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Black Sabbath Guitarist Comments On Reunion Rumors, No Confirmation Offered

It would appear that the recently announced Black Sabbath reunion may not be a go after all. Band guitarist Tony Iommi has since taken to his official website, Tonyiommi.com, to offer the following statement:

“I’m saddened that a Birmingham journalist whom I trusted has chosen this point in time to take a conversation we had back in June and make it sound like we spoke yesterday about a Sabbath reunion.

At the time I was supporting the Home Of Metal exhibition was merely speculating shooting the breeze on something all of us get asked constantly, ‘Are you getting back together?

Thanks to the Internet it’s now gone round the world as some sort of ‘official’ statement on my part; absolute nonsense. I hope he’s enjoyed his moment of glory, he won’t have another at my expense.

To my old pals, Ozzy, Geezer and Bill, sorry about this, I should have known better.

All the best, Tony”

Trapped Under Ice Debut New Song “Born To Die”, Detail “Big Kiss Goodnight”

Trapped Under Ice have made their new song “Born To Die” available for streaming below. It is taken from their upcoming album “Big Kiss Goodnight“, which is scheduled for an October 11th release date through Good Fight Music/Reaper Records. In addition to that, both the track listing and cover art for the release can be found below as well:

01 – “Born To Die
02 – “Pleased To Meet You
03 – “Jail
04 – “Outcast
05 – “Victimized
06 – “Time Waits
07 – “Dead Inside
08 – “True Love
09 – “Disconnect
10 – “Draw The Line
11 – “You And I
12 – “Still Cold
13 – “Reality Unfolds


click here to check out the “Big Kiss Goodnight” cover art…

Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster Post Fifth Touring Webisode

Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster have now made the fifth installment of their touring webisode series available below. The groups new album “IV” or “Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster: IV” (each press release seems to pick and choose so I’ll just call it “four”) will land in stores on September 27th through Ferret Music.
click here to watch the webisode…

Circle Takes The Square To Release Digital EP This Month, New Album In November

Circle Takes The Square have set “Decompositions: Volume I” as the title to their new album. The group will issue the effort sometime in November through their own Gatepost Recordings. If that’s too long of a wait then prepare yourself, as a new digital EP from the outfit dubbed “Rites Of Initiation” will drop later this month. It will feature the ‘first chapter” from the above-mentioned album and will be issued through Bandcamp on August 23rd.

Katatonia Announce North American 20th Anniversary Shows

Katatonia will be playing a series of 20th anniversary shows during the off-dates of their coming North American tour with Opeth. Dubbed “Last Fair Day Gone Night 2011“, the special shows include:

09/16 Ottawa, ON – Zaphod Beeblebrox
09/17 Quebec City, QC – Agitee
09/18 Montreal, QC – Foufounes
09/24 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
09/25 Cleveland, OH РPeabody’s
10/02 New Orleans, LA – Hangar
10/09 Regina, SK – The Exchange

Man Made Machine Sign With Razor & Tie, To Tour With Fuel, Park Lane, Etc. Shortly

Man Made Machine have inked a deal with Razor & Tie and will release their new album “Become” through the label on September 27th. The effort was produced by Chad Gray and Greg Tribbett, both of whom are well known for their roles in Mudvayne and HELLYEAH.

In addition to that, the band will be touring with Fuel, Park Lane and Pale shortly. Dates for that can be found below:

08/29 Kearney, NE – The Garage
08/30 Cedar Falls, IA – Wheelehouse
09/01 Ocean City, MD – Purple Moose
09/06 Hampton Beach, NH – Wally’s Pub
09/08 Nashua, NH – Amber Room
09/10 Pittsburgh, PA – Altar
09/11 Niagara Falls NY – Rapids
09/13 Streetsboro, OH – Space Night Club
09/15 Lexington, KY – Buster’s
09/16 Lynchburg, VA – Phase 2
09/19 Philadelphia, PA – The Legendary Dobbs
09/21 Jacksonville, FL – Whisky River
09/22 Daytona, Beach FL – Sickboys
09/23 Pensacola, FL – Live Nightclub
09/30 Indianapolis, IN – 8 Seconds Saloon
10/04 Buford, GA – 37 Main
10/05 Tampa, FL – The Ritz
10/08 Laredo, TX – Texas A& M
10/11 Baltimore, MD – Recher Theatre

Gaza To Enter The Studio This Fall

Gaza are planning to enter the studio this fall to begin recording their next full-length effort. The group are currently in the midst of routing a fall tour around the recording sessions with more details pending.

Black Sabbath To Reunite With Original Lineup For New Album

Heavy metal progenitors Black Sabbath will once again be reuniting with their original lineup, including occasional holdout Ozzy Osbourne. The outfit have secretly been writing new material throughout the summer with plans to release a new album next year.

Unfortunately though, drummer Bill Ward‘s health concerns may hold him back from fully participating in the project. More on the reunion from guitarist Tony Iommi can be found over at Birminghammail.net.

Initial Chimaira, Impending Doom, Revocation, Etc. Dates Available

Initial dates have slipped out for Chimaira‘s upcoming fall headlining run with Impending Doom, Revocation and Rise To Remain. The stops revealed thus far can be found below while Chimaira‘s new album “The Age Of Hell” will arrive in stores tomorrow, August 16th, through eOne Music.

10/14 Joliet, IL – Mojoes Coffeehouse
10/18 Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
10/25 Tucson, AZ – The Rock
11/05 Columbus, OH – Alrosa Villa