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I Declare War Unveil First Studio Webisode For New Album

I Declare War have checked in with the first in a series of studio webisodes documenting the recording sessions for their new album. The group enlisted producer Andreas Magnusson (The Black Dahlia Murder, Haste The Day) to helm the sessions with a release later this year through Artery Recordings expected.

A Perfect Circle Guitarist Outlines Potential New Material Plans

Billboard.com recently caught up with A Perfect Circle‘s Billy Howerdel to discuss the bands plans for new material. Speaking on that, Howerdel offered:

“Right now the intention is not to put out a (full album) but just to release some songs along the way, and then they might be re-imagined and put together in some collection. If you need to have an album then there will be something more like a photo album where you collect these things and you put them in.”

He further went on to state:

“If we were prepared to do a 12-to-18 month campaign and do a new record and new tour, that’s a little different and we’d approach it a little differently. But with Maynard‘s commitments to other projects, I don’t think it’s possible, or it’s certainly not in the future.”

He also elaborated on the bands current status label wise, stating that they have:

“a freedom to release things as we want. We don’t have a record deal anymore. We don’t have a record company backing us and financially funding a record or a tour and getting involved. We’re doing everything ourselves now. It gives you a lot of freedom, but it gives you limitations as well. You just have to find a balance within that.”

Howerdel did however confirm that the band filmed some of their full album performance shows during the fall of last year and will release them at some point. He also revealed that A Perfect Circle have some plans for 2012. More on all of that can be found in the above-mentioned interview.

Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello took the time to share his thoughts on the bands early days in a new promotional video for the groups upcoming July 30th performance at the “L.A. Rising Festival” below. The festival will take place at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, CA on July 30th.

Studio Footage From Intensus’ Debut Album Sessions Available

Some studio footage from the sessions for Intensus‘ newly-released self-titled album can be found below. The project was masterminded by multi-instrumentalist Eli Litwin of Knife The Glitter, etc. fame and features guest appearances from members of Between The Buried And Me, A Life Once Lost, East Of The Wall and more.

Russian Circles Choose Title For New Album

According to a Spanish interview with Portalternativo.com, Russian Circles have chosen “Empros” as the title to their new album. Apparently the term is Greek for ‘forward’/’moving on’ and refers to the trials and tribulations the band have faced in recent years (van accident, stolen gear, etc.) “Empros” is tentatively expected to see a release sometime in October.

Cruel Hand, A Loss For Words, Etc. Sept./Oct. Tour Announced

Cruel Hand, A Loss For Words, The Greenery and Maker will embark on the following tour together in September/October:

09/08 Bucksport, ME – The Kave
09/09 Portland, ME – Deering Grange
09/10 Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
09/11 Toldeo, OH – Frankies
09/12 Covington, KY – Mad Hatter
09/13 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
09/14 Wichita, KS – Eagles Lodge
09/15 Omaha, NE – The Commons
09/17 Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
09/18 Boise, ID – Grange Hall
09/19 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
09/21 Sacramento, CA – Branch St.
09/22 Salinas, CA – Rock Boxing Gym
09/23 Camarillo, CA – Rock City Studios
09/24 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
09/26 Midland, TX – Pine Box
09/27 Sherman, TX – The VFW
09/28 Little Rock, AR – Downtown Music
09/30 Summerville, SC – The Legion
10/01 Springfield, VA – Jaxx
10/02 Bosewell, PA – Bosewell Outreach
10/03 Wilkes-Barre, PA – Redwood Arts
10/04 Amityville, NY – Broadway Bar
10/05 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
10/06 Manchester, NH – Rockos
10/07 Providence, RI – Club Hell

Neurosis To Release Official “Sovereign” Reissue In September

Following a limited edition 12″ pressing for “Record Store Day” earlier this year, Neurot Recordings are readying an official CD reissue of Neurosis‘ “Sovereign” EP. The outing has been slated for a September 12th North American release and will feature a previously unreleased bonus track by the name of “Misgiven“.

In addition to that, the outing will be housed in new o-card/jewel case packaging, complete with revised artwork done by ex-Isis vocalist/guitarist Aaron Turner.

Barn Burner are planning to film a video for their track “Scum Of The Earth” on August 01st. In addition to that, the band will be heading out on the road under the banner of the “Summer Bangers Tour” shortly with Ramming Speed for the following shows:

07/28 Burlington, VT – TBA
07/29 Portland, ME – The Fermentery (feat. War Animal)
07/30 Allston, MA – The Butcher Shop (feat. Phantom Glue)
07/31 New York, NY – Saint Vitus (feat. Natur)
08/02 Washington DC – Corpse Fortress (feat. Locusta)
08/03 Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
08/04 Philadelphia, PA – JR’s (feat. Casket, Transient)
08/05 Rochester, NY – The Crown (no Ramming Speed)

Both Slipknot and Opeth‘s forthcoming sets at this coming Sunday’s (July 10th) “Sonisphere Festival” show in Knebworth, England will be streamed online. Slipknot‘s will go live through the bands official website, Slipknot1.com at 4pm EST/1pm PST/9pm GMT.

Meanwhile, Opeth‘s set will stream through Roadrunnerrecords.co.uk on July 10th at 5:50pm BST, which should equal out to 11:50am EST/8:50am PST.