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Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian will apparently be appearing as a zombie on the upcoming second season of the TV series adaptation of “The Walking Dead” comic books. Ian tweeted the following on his cameo:

“What have I wanted to do since 1978? Be a ZOMBIE!!! Full story on my day on Walking Dead coming later!!!”

You can find a picture of Ian in zombie makeup below. What you won’t see below is me forgiving the series for that awful “Vatos” episode, seriously? The second season of “The Walking Dead” will kick off on AMC on October 16th, 2011.

click here to check out Ian in zombie form…

Architects To Record New Material Shortly

Architects will be entering the studio shortly to track a handful of new songs. Speaking on that through his Twitter, band drummer Dan Searle offered:

“Last rehearsals before we go record these songs are done! Can’t wait to start tracking. I love recording.”

He later added:

“We’re not recording a new record, just a couple songs.”

Attila Streaming New Album “Outlawed”

Attila‘s impending new album “Outlawed” is available for streaming online. The effort is available through some bastardized (and apparently region blocked) orgy of Myspace and their Facebook page. So basically, if you aren’t in the U.S., don’t bother clicking or you will wind up as confused as I was the first time I saw a ducks penis.

Outlawed” will see a release this coming Tuesday, August 16th, through Artery Recordings.

Jeff Loomis (Ex-Nevermore) To Enter The Studio Later This Month

Ex-Nevermore guitarist Jeff Loomis will enter the studio late this month to begin recording his next ‘solo’ album. Aaron Smith (7 Horns 7 Eyes) will handle the production for the outing while Dirk Verbeuren of Soilwork fame will tackle the studio drumming. Shane Lentz will be laying down the bass tracks.

Some guest vocalists are expected to appear on the outing, including Christine Rodes, with more details TBA. The album itself is expected to see a spring 2012 release.

Fuck The Facts Set October Release Date For “Die Miserable”

Fuck The Facts will now release their new album “Die Miserable” through Relapse on October 11th. Here’s how the outing is scheduled to run:

01 – “Drift
02 – “Cold Hearted
03 – “Lifeless
04 – “Census Blank
05 – “Alone
06 – “Die Miserable
07 – “A Cowards Existence
08 – “95

In addition to that the band have expanded their immediate touring plans, here’s how they will now run:

08/15 New York, NY – Public Assembly (feat. From Ashes Rise)
08/18 Rimouski, QC – Cactus Show Bar (feat. Misery Index, Unbreakable Hatred)
08/19 Moncton, NB – Manhattan Club (feat. Misery Index, Unbreakable Hatred)
08/20 Halifax, NS – Gus Pub (feat. Misery Index, Unbreakable Hatred)
08/21 Charlottetown, PEI – Baba’s (feat. Misery Index, Unbreakable Hatred)
08/22 Fredericton, NB – Capital Complex (feat. Misery Index, Unbreakable Hatred)
08/23 Edmundston, NB – GPS Bar (feat. Misery Index, Unbreakable Hatred)
08/24 North Bay, ON – Granite Hall
08/25 Sudbury, ON – Jubilee Centre
08/26 Toronto, ON – Hardluck Bar
08/27 Port Burwell, ON – Outback Camping (“Southern Ontario Metal Festival“)
09/16 Sherbrooke, QC – Bar Le Magog
09/17 Drummondville, QC – Cabaret Box Office
09/24 Quebec City, QC – Salle Multi De Meduse
10/09 Ottawa, ON – Maverick’s (feat. Napalm Death)

Threat Signal To Release New Album In October, Details Revealed

Threat Signal will release their self-titled new album through Nuclear Blast on October 11th. The outing was both produced and mixed by Zeuss (Chimaira, All That Remains). For now you can find both the track listing and cover art for the effort below:

01 – “Uncensored
02 – “Comatose
03 – “New World Order
04 – “Trust In None
05 – “Face The Day
06 – “Fallen Disciples
07 – “Disposition
08 – “Death Before Dishonor
09 – “Buried Alive
10 – “Resistance” (iTunes only bonus track)

click here to check out the cover art…

Kataklysm Roll Out Date For December European Tour

Kataklysm have rolled out a number of new European shows along with a lone Mexican stop. Those dates include:

11/19 Guadalajara, MEX – Calle 2
12/01 Oberhausen, GER – Turbinenhalle
12/03 Giessen, GER – Hessenhalle, GER
12/04 Paris, FRA – Alhambra
12/05 Pratteln, SWI – Z7
12/07 Innsbruck, AUT – Hafen
12/08 Zlin, CZE – Masters Of Rock Cafe
12/09 Leipzig, GER – Hellraiser
12/10 Geiselwind, GER – Event Hall
12/11 Antwerp, BEL – Trix
12/12 Saarbrucken, GER – Garage
12/13 Hannover, GER – Musikzentrum
12/14 Hamburg, GER – Markthalle
12/15 Berlin, GER – C-Club
12/16 Munchen, GER – Backstage
12/17 Eindhoven, NET – Effenaar
12/18 Ludwigsburg, GER – Rockfabrik

Miss May I, Pierce The Veil, The Amity Affliction, Etc. Tour Announced

Miss May I and Pierce The Veil will be co-headlining the “No Guts, No Glory Tour” this fall. The bands will be joined by Woe, Is Me, The Amity Affliction and letlive. on the trek. Dates for that can be found below:

11/08 San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom
11/09 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
11/10 Los Angeles, CA – House of Blues
11/11 Pomona, CA – The Glass House
11/12 San Diego, CA – Soma
11/13 Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Cafe
11/14 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theatre
11/16 Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
11/18 Dallas, TX – The Door
11/19 San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
11/20 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
11/21 New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues
11/23 St. Petersburg, FL – State Theatre
11/25 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
11/26 Orlando, FL – Club at Firestone
11/27 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
11/28 Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theater
11/29 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
11/30 Towson, MD – The Recher Theatre
12/01 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
12/02 Worcester, MA -The Palladium
12/03 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
12/04 Allentown, PA – Crocodile Rock
12/06 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
12/07 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s Down Under
12/08 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
12/09 Chicago, IL – The Bottom Lounge
12/10 Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
12/12 Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
12/13 Salt Lake City, UT – In the Venue
12/15 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
12/16 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre

Nightrage Begin “Insidious” Track By Track Rundown

Nightrage have begun a written track by track rundown of their new album “Insidious“. The fist installment is contributed by frontman Antony Hamalainen and can be found below. A future installment written by band guitarist Marios Iliopoulos will appear online in the coming weeks. “Insidious” on the other hand is set to touch down in North American stores on September 27th through Lifeforce.

““So Far Away” – “This would be part one of three instrumental tracks for the album. Short and to the point. Reminds me of a triumphant funeral dirge. Marios’ trademark guitar melodies are all over the place on this one.”

Delirium Of The Fallen” – “This is a bit different for the band as an opening song. We have always in the past had the typical ‘blast beat’ type song open the album. We tried to go in a different direction here. This song kind of has it all. Crazy solos from Marios and Olof, an emotional vocal section by Apollo from Firewind, and a very catchy chorus.”

Insidious” – “This is for me the best song I’ve ever done. Not only is it heavy as hell, but Tomas Lindberg recorded and sang vocal melodies and lyrics I wrote. A true honor and a great friend to the band. The song as a whole never stops destroying everything in it’s path.”

Wrapped In Deceiftful Dreams” – “Another catchy chorus type song. Gus G shreds along with Marios on this one. Tom from Everygrey laid down a clean section for this one. The original way was just a spoken word from me. Marios then had an amazing idea in the studio for Tom to take the lyrics and basically freestyle. It took the man five minutes to lay down these amazing vocals! The one thing I wanted as a singer to change on this record were the clean vocals. I had done my thing on Wearing A Martyr’s Crown, and this time I felt the need of a new flavor.”

Hate Turns Black” – “This is one of the first songs we wrote for this record. To me this song takes you on a great ride. Very old school Gothenburg feel in the pre chorus and a traditional metal feel on the rest. This is Nightrage to the bone””

Deicide, Jungle Rot, Abigail Williams and Lecherous Nocturne will head out on the road for the “March Of Death 2012 Tour” early next year. Dates for that can be found below:

03/01 West Springfield, VA – Jaxx
03/02 Reading, PA – Reverb
03/03 New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre
03/04 Montreal, QC – FouFounes
03/05 Quebec City, QC – Imperial de Quebec
03/06 Toronto, ON – Opera House
03/07 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
03/08 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
03/09 Detroit, MI – Blondie’s
03/10 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Rock Club
03/12 Winnipeg, MB – The Osbourne Village Inn
03/13 Regina, SK – The Exchange
03/14 Edmonton, AL – Starlite
03/15 Calgary, AL – Dickens
03/16 Kelowna , BC – Rutland Centennial Hall
03/17 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
03/18 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
03/19 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
03/20 San Francisco, CA – The Grand Ballroom
03/21 West Hollywood, CA – House of Blues
03/22 Tempe, AZ – Clubhouse
03/23 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
03/24 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
03/26 Dallas, TX – Trees
03/27 Austin, TX – Emo’s Alternative Lounging
03/28 New Orleans, LA – The Hangar
03/29 Orlando, FL – The Club at Firestone

Darkest Hour Debut “Love As A Weapon” Music Video

Darkest Hour have debuted their new music video for their track “Love As A Weapon” online below. The clip was filmed with director Scott Hansen (Whitechapel, The Human Abstract) and commits the cardinal video sin of not giving the singer a mic, leaving him to gesticulate wildly. You can check it out below: