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Sick Of It All To Release New Album “The Last Act Of Defiance” In September

Sick Of It All‘s new album “The Last Act Of Defiance” is slated for a September 30th release through Century Media. Producer Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Suicide Silence) oversaw the album, which will feature the following track listing:

01 – “Sound The Alarm
02 – “2061
03 – “Road Less Traveled
04 – “Get Bronx
05 – “Part Of History
06 – “Losing War
07 – “Never Back Down
08 – “Facing the Abyss
09 – “Act Your Rage
10 – “Disconnect Your Flesh
11 – “Beltway Getaway
12 – “Sidelined
13 – “Outgunned
14 – “DNC

The Ernie Parada penned cover art for the album can be seen after the break:
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Obscura To Begin Auditioning New Drummer And Guitarist Next Month

Obscura will be holding auditions in August/September to replenish their ranks after the recent departure of their drummer and guitarist. The group released the following statement:

Obscura set up a row of auditions in August / September to find fitting members who may participate in the upcoming album. The yet untitled fourth full lenght is the third out of a four album concept that started with the release of “Cosmogenesis” in 2009.

Steffen Kummerer quotes: “Currently we are in the middle of the songwriting process for our new album. The yet finished material turns out to focus on the trademarks we established during the last 12 years. Technicality paired with stringent arrangements, progressive riffing across fusion and death metal that makes Obscura sound unique. We will enter the studio by the end of 2014. Since Christian Muenzner and Hannes Grossmann departed we recieved requests from all over the world. We invite the candidates that may fit and get in touch directly with each person. To both, Christian and Hannes; I wish them the best for their solo careers and new projects.”

Linus Klausenitzer: “We spend a lot of time for songwriting and preproduction to make the new songs as intense as possible. Every album needs to have a certain vibe to stand out from the others. I’m glad that we can see this picture in the puzzle already.”

Crobot Sign With Nuclear Blast Records

Crobot have a new label home overseas having just signed a deal with Nuclear Blast Records for the European territory. The group will remain on Wind-Up Records in North America. The group have a new album produced by Machine (Clutch, Lamb Of God) in the pipeline.

Lacuna Coil Announce European Tour With Motionless In White & Devilment

Lacuna Coil have announced a European headlining run for November that will feature support from Motionless In White and Devilment—the burgeoning project featuring Cradle Of Filth‘s Dani Filth. Lacuna Coil singer Cristina Scabbia said of the bill:

“This is going to be HANDS DOWN the tour of the year and I am so damn excited it’s not even funny! A melting pot of darkness, adrenaline, sick rock metal and goth atmosphere is going to embrace you all soon… Lacuna Coil + Motionless In White + Devilment are going to paint your heart black in November. Come see us, you won’t regret it (and damn, I can’t fucking wait!).”

11/06 Esch/Alzette, LUX – Rockhal
11/08 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
11/09 Utrecht, NET – Tivoli
11/10 Hasselt, BEL – Muziekodroom
11/12 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
11/13 Cologne, GER – Essigfabrik
11/14 Berlin, GER – C-Club
11/15 Herford, GER – Club X
11/17 Munich, GER – Backstage
11/18 Pratteln, SWI – Z7
11/20 Bologna, ITA – Zona Roveri
11/21 Reviso, ITA – New Age
11/22 Rome, ITA – Orion
11/23 Milan, ITA – Live Club

Overkill Premiere “Bitter Pill” Music Video

Overkill have premiered their music video for their new track “Bitter Pill“. You can watch the Kevin J. Custer (Shadows Fall, Job For A Cowboy) produced track below. The video is one of two clips the band shot from their impending new album “White Devil Armory“, which is due tomorrow, July 22nd.
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Rob Zombie Cuts ‘Rock Fest’ Set Short After Two Songs Due To Throat Problems

Rob Zombie had to cut his ‘Rock Fest‘ set in Cadott, WI short after suffering problems with his throat. Zombie was able to perform around two songs before having to leave the stage last night, July 20th. Footage of that can be seen below with Zombie offering:

“Sorry, everybody. I wish my voice wasn’t so fucked. I knew from the first second we started that it was impossible to get through the show.”

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The Acacia Strain To Film New Music Video

The Acacia Strain are en route to film a new music video in Cleveland, OH. The as-yet unidentified song should be from their forthcoming new album, which they tracked with producer Will Putney (Vision Of Disorder, Impending Doom) earlier this year. Further details on it are expected shortly.

Primus drummer Tim Alexander is scheduled to undergo triple bypass surgery this morning after having suffered a heart attack late last week. Tim‘s family put out the following call for good vibes during the serious procedure:

“Some time during the hours of 7:30 am to 12:30 pm (pacific time) tomorrow, July 21st, Tim‘s heart will be stopped for his open heart surgery. The heart is like a drum and we need to help keep it going, so during this time we ask you to please help carry that beat. Whether it be drums, percussion or even in your head, we would like to start a global drum circle to send positive, healing energy to Tim. Any and all prayer, healing words and thoughts at this time would also be greatly appreciated. Follow and send any caring, healing words to #carrythebeat on Twitter (@TimAlexander or @Primus). Thank you.”

Cave In frontman Stephen Brodsky and Emma Ruth Rundle of Marriages, etc. recently played a show together at DC9 in Richmond, VA. Cavis Tapes were onhand to document the sets, which saw Brodsky run through his solo material and various acoustic renditions of Cave In and Mutoid Man songs.

Brodsky also joined Rundle onstage for a performance of her track “Living With The Black Dog“. Fan-filmed footage of that can be found below.
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