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Night In Gales Sign With Lifeforce, New Album Due Out In November

Night In Gales have signed with Lifeforce Records and will issue their new album “Five Scars” through the label on November 08th in North America (a day earlier in Europe.) Band guitarist Jens Basten commented on the signing with the following:

“We’re back, fuck yeah! 17 years after initially cooking our very own brew of German Melodic Death Metal, there’s a new Night In Gales album coming your way!
Five Scars” will definitely be a feast for the melo-death gourmets who might be fed up with all the wannabes who led this great metal style into total insignificance! Lifeforce Records proved themselves as true epicureans, hence we are proud to be part of the Lifeforce family now! “Five Scars” will be out on November 7th, and we’re looking forward to fire up the kitchen with a strong new partner aside!”

Emmure frontman Frankie Palmeri will be appearing in an upcoming documentary dubbed “Dreamchasers“. The film apparently centers on professional gamers, musicians and aspiring pro wrestlers “chasing their dreams.” My dream is to not be up at 8am typing this, so apparently I won’t be making a cameo.

You can find a teaser for the project below:

Opeth To Issue Live CD With Sept. Issue Of “Rock Hard” Magazine

Opeth will be releasing a special live CD entitled “The Devil’s Orchard – Live At Rock Hard Festival” with the September issue of Germany’s “Rock Hard” magazine. In addition to featuring the bands new single “The Devil’s Orchard“, the effort captures their 2009 performance at the “Rock Hard Festival” in Germany.

The track listing for the live portion will run as follows:

Heir Apparent” (live)
Ghost Of Perdition” (live)
The Leper Affinity” (live)
Hessian Peel” (live)
Deliverance” (live)

Audio snippets of that can be found below, while the bands new album “Heritage” is due out in stores on September 20th via Roadrunner.

Professionally filmed footage of Sepultura‘s entire performance at this years edition of the “Wacken Open Air” festival in Germany has been posted for viewing online. You can find both the setlist and footage below:

01 – “Intro/Arise
02 – “Refuse/Resist
03 – “Kairos
04 – “Just One Fix” (Ministry cover)
05 – “Convicted In Life
06 – “Choke
07 – “What I Do!
08 – “Relentless
09 – “Troops Of Doom
10 – “Territory
11 – “Inner Self
12 – “Ratamahatta
13 – “Roots Bloody Roots
click here to check out the set…

Asking Alexandria have confirmed that they plan to do some recording with Sebastian Bach in the future. In addition to that, the group are also hotly tipped to be recording a song with Guns N’ Roses‘ frontman Axl Rose as well. More on that, and Bach‘s penis, can be found in the below interview with Artisan News.

Meanwhile, the bands 2009 outing “Stand Up And Screamhas passed 100,000 copies sold in the United States.
click here to check out the interview…

Emery ‘Best Of’ Release In The Works

Sating the no doubt massive public demand, an Emery ‘best of’ compilation is being prepared for an October 18th release date through Tooth & Nail. Further details on the outing are pending.

Sourvein Rejoined By Original Bassist

Sourvein have been rejoined by original bassist Joshua “JC Fari” Crapo. He will make his return to the stage with the band during their upcoming October West Coast dates.

TesseracT Working On “Eden” Music Video

TesseracT have a new music video for their song “Eden” in the works. The band have enlisted director Ganesh Rao (Empyrean) to helm the shoot with band bassist Amos Williams offering the following on it:

“We like to keep a close eye on what’s happening in the underground and the scene from which we were born. One day a jaw-dropping, stunning video appears on Got-Djent.com. I mean beautiful, cinematic, and emotive. Ganesh Rao created not only a great example of ‘djent’ with his entirely self created EMPYREAN project, but as director of the video, made something that has truly risen the bar for independent creators.

Now, as it happened we were looking for a director to work with us for our upcoming video for ‘Eden‘, so it was a no-brainer to approach Ganesh to try and make it happen. We’re very excited to see what we can create together. The hope is that it’s a piece of art, not a bullshit piece of marketing that does nothing but to self serve and ego boost the band. A lasting composition that can be enjoyed both visually and aurally. It won’t be MTV, but like all things TESSERACT, it should be intense, emotive, and enthralling.”

The track listing has been unveiled for the special edition CD/DVD version of Staind‘s forthcoming self-titled effort. Here’s how that version is expected to shape up:

01 – “Not Again
02 – “Eyes Wide Open
03 – “Falling
04 – “Wannabe
05 – “Throw It All Away
06 – “Now
07 – “The Bottom
08 – “Take A Breath
09 – “Paper Wings
10 – “Something To Remind You
11 – “Spleen” (Live)
12 – “For You” (Live)

The accompanying DVD will feature a bonus making of the album documentary. “Staind” is set for a September 13th release date through Atlantic.

Kylesa To Play September West Coast Dates

While Kylesa recently scrapped a planned fall tour with Thrice and more due to family illness, the band will still be playing a handful of September West Coast shows. Those dates include:

09/02 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
09/08 Portland, OR – Dante’s (“MusicfestNW
09/09 Seattle, WA – The Highline
09/10 Bellingham, WA – Shakedown
09/12 Vancouver, BC – Biltmore
09/14 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall

Cough To Tour The U.S. Shortly

Cough will be heading out shortly for the following few weeks of dates:

08/12 Philadelphia, PA – The Station
08/13 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
08/14 Frederick, MD – Krug’s Place (“Stoner Hands of Doom“)
09/01 Durham, NC – The Casbah
09/04 St. Augustine, FL – Stay True Tattoo
09/05 Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub
09/06 Tampa, FL – Transitions Art Gallery
09/07 Tallahassee, FL – The Farside Collective
09/08 New Orleans, LA – Siberia
09/09 Baton Rouge, LA – Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
09/10 Houston, TX – The Mink
09/11 San Antonio, TX – The Ten Eleven
09/12 Austin, TX – Red 7
09/14 Dallas, TX – Bryan Street Tavern
09/15 Little Rock, AR – Downtown Music
09/17 Nashville, TN – Foobar Too
09/18 Chattanooga, TN – JJ Bohemia’s
09/19 Atlanta, GA – 529 Club
09/20 Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
09/21 Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall
09/22 Asheville, NC – The Get Down
09/23 Lexington, KY – The Green Lantern (“Boomslang Festival“)
09/24 Blacksburg, VA – Jaxx

Trent Reznor fanatics rejoice, what looks to be a clip of some his and frequent collaborator Atticus Ross‘ score for the upcoming American film adaptation of “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” can be found over at the film’s new website, Dragontattoo.com. The David Fincher-helmed remake of the book/film will open in theaters on December 21st.

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