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The Used have decided to scrap their plans to release their new album “Vulnerable” through their own Dental Records label. Instead the band have entered into a partnership with Hopeless Records for the release of the outing, which will arrive in stores on March 27th.

The band have been in the studio mixing the new offering lately and recently spoke to Altpress.com regarding their new Anger Music Group venture, “Vulnerable” and more.

Corrosion Of Conformity will release their new self-titled album through Candlelight Records on February 28th in North America. The band recorded the outing at Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, etc.) own Studio 606 in Los Angeles, CA. Production was handled by both the band themselves and John Custer while John Lousteau (Foo Fighters) tackled the mixing duties.

The group plan to release the eleven song outing, which features the bands classic “Animosity” lineup, on standard CD, deluxe digipak and two exclusive vinyl formats (180 gram clear vinyl in Europe & 180 gram black and white splatter with limited 7″ in North America.)

Speaking on the album, band vocalist/bassist Mike Dean offered:

“We tracked the songs at Studio 606 then headed for Europe, toured the US, and returned to Europe. We then did some vocals at home in North Carolina but not where we originally planned; the studio was flattened by a system of spring tornadoes. We made our way back to 606 about seven months later and mixed twelve songs in ten days.

The whole time we were out there, we were living in the onion fields of Ventura County and had to drive over the Santa Susana Pass to the San Fernando Valley every day. That was some fuel intensive time to reflect. As a whole, the album was an inspired and efficient collaboration. John Custer told me he thought we were all working together as one organism; which is an apt description.”

The track listing for “Corrosion Of Conformity” runs as follows:

01 – “Psychic Vampire
02 – “River Of Stone
03 – “Leeches
04 – “El Lamento de Las Cabras
05 – “Your Tomorrow
06 – “The Doom
07 – “The Moneychangers
08 – “Come Not Here
09 – “What We Become
10 – “Rat City
11 – “Time Of Trials
12 – “Canyon Man” (deluxe/vinyl only)
13 – “The Same Way” (deluxe/vinyl only)

You can view the artwork for the release, which was penned by Seldon Hunt (Melvins, High On Fire), below:

click here to check out the cover art..

Red Fang Added To Mastodon’s Jan./Feb. European/UK Tour

Mastodon have tapped Red Fang to serve as direct support on their forthcoming overseas touring run early next year. Dates for that include:

01/11 Tampere, FIN – Pakkahuone
01/12 Helsinki, FIN – Circus
01/14 Stockholm, SWE – The Annex
01/15 Oslo, NOR – Sentrum Stage
01/16 Copenhagen, DEN – VEGA
01/17 Aarhus, DEN – Voxhall
01/19 Brussels, BEL – Encienne Belgique
01/20 Paris, FRA – Le Bataclan
01/22 Lisbon, POR – Coliseum
01/23 Madrid, SPA – Joy Slava
01/24 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz
01/26 Milan, ITA – TBA
01/28 Zurich, SWI – Xtra
01/29 Frankfurt, GER – Batschkapp
01/30 Munich, GER – Backstage Halle/Werk
01/31 Berlin, GER – C-Club/Astra
02/02 Cologne, GER – Essigfabrik/E-Werk
02/03 Tilburg, NET – 013
02/05 Bristol, UK – 02 Academy
02/06 Manchester, UK – Academy
02/07 Glasgow, UK – Barrowlands
02/09 Norwich, UK – UEA
02/10 Birmingham, UK – HMV Institute
02/11 London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton

Freya Enter The Studio, Reveal New Album Title

Freya have entered More Sound Studio with producer Jason “Jocko” Randall (If Hope Dies, The Red Death) to begin recording their new album. The effort will carry the title of “Paragon Of The Crucible” and will apparently continue on the lyrical themes established on their last outing, “All Hail The End“.

According to a press release, those include “how after the cataclysm, people will create new mythologies to explain the post apocalyptic landscape, dealing a lot with mans ability to live in harmony with the Earth and each other.”

The band, who have underwent a few lineup changes, are said to be in the midst of locking in a new label home for the effort. Currently you can check out a pre-production demo of their new track “The Adversary” online over at their Facebook. Meanwhile, their latest incarnation shapes up as follows:

Vocals – Karl Buechner (also of Earth Crisis)
Guitars – Brendon Flynn
Gutiars – Thom Turner
Drums – Joseph Murphy
Bass – Brett Walts

DevilDriver Frontman Dez Fafara To Guest On New Cancer Bats Album

DevilDriver frontman Dez Fafara will be hitting a Los Angeles, CA-based studio today, December 15th, to record a guest appearance for Cancer Bats‘ forthcoming album, “Dead Set On Living“. Fafara revealed the pending collaboration via a series of tweets earlier today over at his official Twitter. “Dead Set On Living” is tentatively set for an April release date.

Dying Fetus Set Title To New Album

Dying Fetus have chosen “Reign Supreme” to serve as the title to their new album which they plan to release in the spring through Relapse. The group recently began recording the outing with producer Steve Wright (Slipknot, Misery Index). A video teaser for the announcement of the album title can be seen below:

Surprisingly Reign Supreme have yet to comment on this new development.

Yesterday’s (December 14th) annual “Dimebash” tribute concert took place at the Key Club in Hollywood, California. The show paid tribute to late Pantera/Damageplan guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott and featured a star-studded list of performers, including:

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine)
Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains)
Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath)
David Draiman (Disturbed)
Serj Tankian (System Of A Down)
Joey Jordison (Slipknot)
Scott Ian (Anthrax)
Rex Brown (Kill Devil Hill, ex-Down/Pantera)
John 5 (Rob Zombie)
Duff McKagan (Velvet Revolver, ex-Guns N’ Roses)
Sebastian Bach (Skid Row)
Mike Muir (Suicidal Tendencies)
Tony Campos (Soulfly, Static-X)
Phil Demmel (Machine Head)
Glenn Hughes (Black Country Communion)
Tim “Ripper” Owens (Yngwie Malmsteen, Dio Disciples, ex-Judas Priest)
Stephen Pearcy (Ratt)
Gene Hoglan (Fear Factory, Strapping Yound Lad, etc.)
Chris Howorth (In This Moment)
Joey Vera (Armored Saint)
James Lomenzo (ex-Megadeth)
Ginger Fish (Rob Zombie)
Brian Tichy (Whitesnake)
Ben Harper
Pearl Aday
Warren Demartini (Ratt)
Robin McAuley (MSG)
Oni Logan (Lynch Mob)
Richie Kotzen
Jose Mangin
Doug Pinnick (King’s X)

Various fan-filmed footage from the event has been surfacing online and you can watch some highlights below:

Fucking Hostile” (Pantera cover) (feat. Mike Muir, Scott Ian, etc.) :

click here for more “Dimebash 2011″ Footage…

Victory Records Comment On A Day To Remember Lawsuit

Victory Records have responded to the ongoing litigation between them and A Day To Remember which was recently made public knowledge. A statement from the label on the matter can be read below:

“Statement on behalf of Victory Records, Inc.
Dated: December 15, 2011
Recent reports of claims filed by the Victory artist A Day to Remember (ADTR) in litigation presently pending in US District Court in the Northern District of Illinois (a case that was just transferred from Nashville upon Victory’s successful motion based upon improper venue) have misleadingly stated that the principal issue in the case concerns the payment of royalties.

The lawsuit, filed shortly after the band hired new management, is really about the band’s refusal to fulfill their 5-album contractual commitment to Victory and their newfound desire to move to a major label. Recycled and often apocryphal stories of misguided and unsuccessful attempts by a few Victory bands to jump ship from the label that put them on the map have one common truthful thread; they always end badly for the band.

In those cases, the bands eventually seek reconciliation and often ask to return to the Victory fold after having been disappointed by their post-Victory experiences. Victory is confident that this dispute will be resolved to the satisfaction of both the band and Victory, and that ADTR will continue to deliver great music to Victory in the coming years. Victory continues to honor its commitment to ADTR by placing its significant resources behind the band’s current album, What Separates Me From You, which continues to climb the charts and meet or exceed Victory’s expectations.

The band, in the meantime, has enjoyed the benefits of the hundreds of thousands of dollars in record royalties generated from their album sales, which Victory accounts for in full compliance with its contract. Victory’s job remains the same- work hard, sell records and abide by our agreements.”

An answer and counterclaims document in response to the original lawsuit filed by A Day To Remember can be found over at Altpress.com.