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CKY Guitarist Hints At Bands Inner Turmoil

With the gap widening between CKY and frontman/guitarist Deron Miller, members of the band haven’t been shy about the bands future. A recent tweet from guitarist Chad I Ginsburg suggests that the groups upcoming December 18th Christmas show at Reverb in Reading, PA may be their last U.S. show.

City Of Fire To Post Teaser Of New Music Video

City Of Fire (Fear Factory, etc.) have a music video for their track “Bad Motivator” in the works and plan to release a teaser for it once they get more Youtube subscribers. The bands current plans have them releasing the video later this year with a digital single to follow in early 2012. Their fan-funded full-length album will then follow sometime this winter.

Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor recently had some less than flattering things to say about his experiences working with producer Rick Rubin (Slayer, Red Hot Chili Peppers). You can find footage of Taylor discussing his thoughts on Rubin during the Q&A session portion of his recent solo stop in Dallas, TX below:

Chris Vrenna Leaves Marilyn Manson

Chris Vrenna (drummer/keyboardist) has exited Marilyn Manson (well that sure sounded bad…) with the following official press release being made available on the matter:

“Los Angeles, Nov. 22 — Chris Vrenna, the Grammy-award winning musician and producer who was most recently the drummer/keyboardist for Marilyn Manson, has left the band to focus on his growing film and video game scoring, production career and DJ outings as well as work on the forthcoming 2012 Tweaker release.

“I’m incredibly proud of the work I did with Manson and look forward to the release of Born Villain. I wish my brothers well but with the recording largely completed I felt it was time to return to other facets of my career which involves production work, film scoring, and future musical collaborations,” explained Vrenna.

Vrenna rose to prominence in the early ’90s as a full-time member of Nine Inch Nails, having been a permanent member of Trent Reznor‘s band since Nine Inch Nails’ inception and for the following eight years. His production and programming credits include the aforementioned Nine Inch Nails, Smashing Pumpkins, Marilyn Manson, Guns’n’Roses and most recently work on Evanescence‘s self-titled 2011 album.

Vrenna is also a sought after remixer working on tracks by U2, Nelly Furtado, Rammstein, and Slipknot.”

God Forbid Reveal Working Titles For New Album

God Forbid guitarist/vocalist Doc Coyle recently posted a sneek peak at the working titles for the bands forthcoming album, you can find it below. The group are currently holed up in the studio finishing up tracking their new album with producer Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, DevilDriver) handling the main production duties, while Jason Suecof (Chimaira, Trivium) is overseeing the vocals.

Jens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia) has been tapped for the mixing duties, with a spring release date through Victory expected.

click here to check out the working titles…

Not to be outdone by Mastodon in the interesting merch category, Devin Townsend has released a limited edition hand puppet of his Ziltoid The Omniscient alter-ego through

Also available is a closer look at The Devin Townsend Project‘s forthcoming extensive boxset, “Contain Us“, which is due out in stores on November 29th. You can check that out on Facebook.

Thursday Call It Quits

Thursday have decided to call it quits. The group offered the following statement regarding their decision through their official website,

“look thrice, Imma Let you finish, but…”

Yup. Yesterday thrice, today Thursday. Crazy coincidence for two bands that have led such parallel and intersecting lives. We would’ve spaced our announcement out and given the dust a chance to settle but we are about to play a bunch of shows and we didn’t want anyone to miss the chance to see us one more time, so here it goes…

If you’re reading this long version of our statement, you’ve probably had some interaction with Thursday. We’ve been a band for thirteen years. We’ve played an uncountable number of shows, ranging from living rooms to stadiums. We’ve talked to every Zine, blog, Daily, Weekly, Monthly periodical… We’ve talked to every College, Commercial and Public Radio Station and sometimes we just hung out on the street talking to strangers.

Maybe we met you. Maybe we worked together somewhere. Maybe you saw us or heard us with friends. Whatever the case may be, we owe you thanks. You’ve allowed us to be a band for thirteen years, to travel the world, to make records, to meet all of the people we’ve grown to love. And to open for our idols, work with our heroes, employ our friends (the best crew around) and see our dreams made real.

This year, Thursday has had so much to celebrate: our new record, No Devolución, came out ten years, to the week, after the record that was to become our touchstone: Full Collapse. To have one record still being celebrated a decade after it’s release and another to be met with such critical acclaim was really more than we ever could’ve imagined. We just wanted to play basement shows in New Brunswick. It’s funny… That sounds like a well-worn line now but it’s absolutely the truth.

Well, if you’ve been touched by our music or our dedication or our embarrassingly out-of-fashion sincerity, then this is for you, friend: thank you for letting us make No Devolución. We hope you’ve heard it. We say “beg, borrow or steal… music is an idea… ideas are free” but we encourage you to support our fantastically sweet and hardworking label, Epitaph, by buying it if you can afford to.

Despite the fantastic year that the band has enjoyed, creatively, things haven’t been as easy for us on a personal level. Without diving into detail, it’s fair to say that this year has been an endless series of personal difficulties. We haven’t had any falling out and are all still close. I’m sure that we will continue to create, in some capacity, together.

We’ve talked about turning Thursday into something else: a non-profit, a band that only records sporadically, a collection of other projects… Underneath it all, the personal circumstances involved make it impossible to continue Thursday in the spirit that has made it special. So, we stop. For now, at least.

We hope to see many of you at these last shows. They’ll be a lot of fun. We promise.

Lots of love,
Geoff & Tom & Tucker & Steve & Andrew & Tim & Lukas

Upcoming Tour Dates:

Nov. 23 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Nov. 25 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
Nov. 26 – Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
Nov. 27 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall
Nov. 28 – Cleveland Heights, OH – Grog Shop
Nov. 30 – Atlanta, GA – The Loft
Dec. 01 – Cincinnati, OH – 20TH Century Theatre
Dec. 02 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
Dec. 03 – Pontiac, MI – The Eagle Theater
Dec. 04 – Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
Dec. 26 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
Dec. 27 – Washington, D.C. – 9:30 Club
Dec. 28 – New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
Dec. 29 – Boston, MA – Royale Boston
Dec. 30 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts”

Up until “Lulu” came along, Morbid Angel‘s “Illud Divinum Insanus” was the lead contender for the most WTF metal release of the year. Perhaps next year will be theirs with “Illud Divinum Insanus – The Remixes“.

Full details for the 2-CD + digital download card offering are available below with the effort set to arrive on February 28th in North America (24th in Europe) via Season Of Mist:

CD 1:

Laibach – “I Am Morbid” (Wall Of Morbid Mix)
Cevin Key/Hiwatt Marshall – “Omnidead
Brain Leisure – “Too Extreme” (Black Symphony Edition)
The Toxic Avenger – “10 More Dead
Malakwa – “I Am Morbid
Synapscape – “Too Extreme
Punish Yourself Vs. Sonic Area – “Destructos Vs The Earth” (Doomsdaymarchmix)
HIV+ – “Too Extreme
Micropoint – “I Am Morbid
John Lord Fonda – “Too Extreme” (Metallizer Remix)
Evil Activities – “Radikult
Mixhell – “Too Extreme
Black Lung – “I Am Morbid
Mondkopf – “Radikult
Xytras – “Existo Vulgoré
Toxic Engine – “I Am Morbid

CD 2:

Ahnst Anders – “I Am Morbid
Nachtmahr – “Destructos Vs. The Earth
Tim Skold – “Profundis / Mea Culpa
Black Strobe – “10 More Dead
Chris Pohl – “Too Extreme
Project Pitchfork – “Destructos Vs. The Earth
Treponem Pal – “10 More Dead
Scott Brown – “I Am Morbid
Fixhead – “Radikult
Dj Ruffneck – “I Am Morbid
Igorrr – “Remixou Morbidou
Tamtrum – “I Am Morbid
Tek-One – “10 More Dead
Adrian – “I Am Morbid
The Horrorist – “Existo Vulgoré

Digital Download Card:

Combichrist – “Destructos Vs. The Earth
Chrysalide – “Nevermore
Asche – “Destructos Vs. The Earth
Sylvgheist Maelstrom – “10 More Dead ” (Deconstructed)
Dead Sexy Inc. – “I Am Morbid
Roger Rotor – “Radikult
The Processus – “I Am Morbid
Mulk – “Existo Vulgoré

A trailer for the set can be found below: