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Darasuum & Messengers Reveal Dates For January Tour

Darasuum and Messengers will team up for the following January tour early next year:

01/14 Dallas, TX – TBA
01/15 San Antonio, TX – 1011
01/16 Baton Rouge, LA – Here Today Gone Tomorrow
01/17 Jackson, MS – TBA
01/18 Tampa, FL – Transitions Art Gallery
01/19 Orlando, FL – TBA
01/20 McDonough, GA – The Rock Show
01/21 Jacksonville, FL – Murray Hill Theatre
01/22 Raleigh, NC – Uproar
01/23 Annapolis, MD – MACC
01/24 Fort Wayne, IN – Sunset Hall
01/26 Evansville, IN – The Hatch
01/27 Chattanooga, TN – The Warehouse

Wretched, The Browning, Serpents, Etc. November/December Tour Announced

Wretched, The Browning, Serpents and Massakren have booked the following tour together to close out the year:

11/26 Jacksonville, NC – Hooligan’s
11/27 Charleston, SC – Jimbo’s Rock Lounge
11/30 Trenton, NJ – Championships
12/01 Buffalo, NY – Sonic Indian
12/02 Sandusky, OH – Underground
12/03 Chillicothe, OH – First Capital Music Hall
12/04 Chicago, IL – Ultra Lounge
12/05 Peoria, IL – Brass Rail
12/07 Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
12/08 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
12/09 Oklahoma City, OK – The Roxy Music Hall
12/10 Lubbock, TX – Wreckers
12/11 Austin, TX – Dirty Dog Bar
12/13 Fort Worth, TX – Tomcasts
12/14 Little Rock, AR – Downtown Music
12/15 Nashville, TN – The Muse
12/16 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
12/17 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero

Vildhjarta Post Teaser For “Dagger” Music Video

Vildhjarta have posted a teaser for their impending “Dagger” music video below. The full clip will debut online later this week. Meanwhile, their new album “Måsstaden” is slated to land in North American stores on November 29th through Century Media.

Despite what their name may suggest, they are not pagan folk metal. The world is indeed still full of surprises.

Stick To Your Guns will headline “The Keeping Warm In A Cold World II Tour” next month. The mini-tour will feature support from Sleeping Giant, Xibalba and Darasuum. Proceeds from the trek will go to numerous charities while dates run as follows:

12/28 San Diego, CA – SOMA
12/29 Pomona, CA – Aladdin Jr’s
12/30 Rancho Cucamonga, CA – Nitty Gritty
12/31 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction

Korn Frontman Remixes Hollywood Undead, Audio Available

In keeping with the theme of Monday’s being awful, you can stream Korn frontman Jonathan Davis‘ remix of Hollywood Undead‘s “Hear Me Now” over at The song is taken from Hollywood Undead‘s forthcoming remix offering, “American Tragedy Redux“, which will see a November 21st release on A&M/Octone Records.

Sumerian Records Speak On Abandoning Spotify

Sumerian Records have taken to their Twitter to address some recent criticism leveled at them for pulling much of their roster from the streaming music service, Spotify. The label, whose artists include Asking Alexandria, Born Of Osiris, etc., offered the following response:

“we rather be able to send our bands around the world on tour, make music videos and continue to support their careers and livelihood. Go to youTube if you want to hear all music. We are all about exposure but only major labels have equity in spotify. all us metal labels will join forces and make our own so that our artists can still eat.”

Could such a union be wishful thinking or a glimpse into the future? Either way, you can find some more insight into Sumerian‘s reasoning via Metal Sucks.

Machine Head‘s forthcoming North American headlining run has officially been announced. As expected the trek will see the band supported by Suicide Silence, Darkest Hour and Rise To Remain. The itinerary for the tour can be found below:

01/15 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
01/17 Sauget, IL – Pop’s
01/19 St. Paul, MN – Station 4
01/20 Milwaukee, WI – Rave Ballroom
01/21 Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
01/22 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
01/24 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
01/26 Portland, ME – State Theatre
01/27 Montreal, QC – Metropolis
01/28 Toronto, ON – The Sound Academy
01/29 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
01/31 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
02/01 Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head Live
02/02 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
02/03 New York, NY – Best Buy Theatre
02/04 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
02/06 Norfolk, VA – NorVA Theatre
02/07 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
02/08 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
02/10 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
02/11 Houston, TX – House of Blues
02/12 San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live
02/13 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
02/15 Farmington, NM – Top Deck
02/16 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
02/17 Hollywood, CA – Avalon
02/18 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield

Gallows To Release New EP “Death Is Birth” Next Month

Gallows will issue a new EP by the name of “Death Is Birth” on December 05th via Thirty Days Of Night. The outing was recorded with Joby Ford of The Bronx and will feature the following tracks:

Mondo Chaos
True Colours
Hate! Hate! Hate!
Death Is Birth

A limited edition 7″ vinyl pressing of the release is also being prepped and will land in stores on December 13th. More on that can be found here.

Rammstein Announce Spring 2012 Headlining Tour

Rammstein will kick off a North American headliner in support of their upcoming “Made In Germany 1995 – 2011” release. Dates for the trek can be found below:

04/20 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – BankAtlantic Center
04/21 Tampa, FL – St. Pete Times Forum
04/23 Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
04/25 Baltimore, MD – 1st Mariner Arena
04/26 Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
04/28 Uniondale, NY – Nassau Coliseum
04/29 Worcester, MA – DCU Center
05/01 Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
05/03 Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
05/04 Chicago, IL – Allstate Arena
05/06 Detroit, MI – The Palace of Auburn Hills
05/08 Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
05/10 Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre
05/13 Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
05/14 Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
05/17 Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
05/18 Glendale, AZ – Arena
05/20 Denver, CO – Denver Coliseum
05/22 Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
05/24 San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
05/25 Houston, TX – Toyota Center

Made in Germany 1995-2011” will receive a December 06th North American release through Vagrant.

Full Blown Chaos Drop Off Rose Funeral, Battlecross, Etc. Tour

Full Blown Chaos continue to excel at cancelling tours with their trek with Rose Funeral, Battlecross and Diamond Plate being the latest victim. The aforementioned tour will continue on without Full Blown Chaos however.

The groups label Ironclad Recordings issued the following statement on their departure from the bill:

FULL BLOWN CHAOS has unfortunately had to cancel their appearance on their headlining tour with Rose Funeral, Battlecross, and Diamond Plate. The tour is currently still happening, minus FBC. No further info is available from Full Blown Chaos at this time.”

If I’m not mistaken this makes it three for three.

Gwar Perform Unmasked In Portland, OR In Tribute To Fallen Guitarist

Gwar‘s November 09th show in Portland, Oregon turned out to be a rather emotional affair. The band paid tribute to fallen guitarist Cory Smoot (aka Flattus Maximus) during their performance onstage. The impromptu move saw the group play a handful of songs while unmasked, with Smoot‘s guitar being held in the air during a particularly moving moment.

Fan-filmed footage of that can be found below, while the band checked in via their Facebook last night (November 12th) with the following announcement:

“Sorry shut down for a couple. The service was beautiful, we are are back in L.A., and are READY TO ROCK FOR CORY. There will be an announcement early next week concerning the Smoot Family Fund, and the various memorials that will be held in his honor. Hang in there GWAR family, and sorry to Frisco and Medford.”