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Baptists Finish Tracking New Album With Kurt Ballou

Baptists have finished recording their new album at GodCity Studio with Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou behind the boards. They said of wrapping up the sessions:

“Well, we’re done at GodCity. That was one hell of an experience. Kurt is a fucking genius. Salem was so good to us too! We can’t wait to unleash this album. It’s definitely more dynamic than Bushcraft, but it still sounds like Baptists

Some studio footage has been made available via the bands Facebook with one such clip posted below:

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Caspian Announce June European Tour With Lehnen

Caspian will be joined by Lehnen on a June tour of Europe:

06/12 Bilbao, SPA – Kafe Antzokia
06/13 Gran Canaria, CI – The Paper Club
06/14 A Coruna, SPA – Mareira Club Sala
06/15 Porto, POR – Hard Club
06/17 Malaga, SPA – Velvet Club
06/18 Madrid, SPA – Boite Live
06/19 Barcelona, SPA – Apolo 2
06/20 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest
06/22 Cologne, GER – MTC
06/23 Dresden, GER – Beatpol
06/24 Berlin, GER – Magnet

White Widows Pact Finishing Up New Album, Stream Nirvana Cover

White Widows Pact took advantage of some studio time at Converse‘s ‘Rubber Tracks Studio in Brooklyn, NY to lay down the following cover of Nirvana‘s “Negative Creep“. A new album was recently recorded at Wild Arctic with producer Dean Baltulonis (Madball, Freya) and will be released later this year on an as-yet undetermined label. Below you can find the bands current schedule:

05/04 Cambridge, MA – Middle East
05/05 Portland, ME – Geno’s Rock Club
05/06 Montreal, QC – La Sala Rossa
05/07 Ottawa, ON – Luneta Bar
05/08 Toronto, ON – Sneaky Dee’s
05/10 Toronto, ON – S.H.I.B.G.B.s
05/11 St. Catharines, ON – Detour Music Hall
05/13 Windsor, ON – The Beer Exchange

With Hollow Earth:

05/14 Detroit, MI – The Yonka House
05/15 Chicago, IL – Underground Lounge
05/16 Erie, PA – Basement Transmissions
05/17 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Roboto Project
05/18 Atlantic City, NJ – The Boneyard
05/19 Centereach, NY – Casa De Sweezy
05/20 Brooklyn, NY – The Acheron
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Havok & Wretched Announce Extensive Canadian Leg Of Summer Tour Together

Havok and Wretched‘s previously-announced US tour will now extend into a lengthy run of Canada:

06/05 Fort Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre
06/06 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
06/07 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
06/08 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
06/09 Salt Lake City, UT – Burt’ s Tiki Lounge
06/10 Boise, Idaho – Shredder
06/11 Portland, OR – Branx
06/12 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
06/13 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
06/14 Calgary, AB – Palomino Smokehouse and Social Club
06/15 Ryley, AB – Farmageddon Open Air
06/17 Red Deer, AB – The Vat Pub
06/18 Saskatoon, SK – O’Brians Event Centre
06/19 Regina, SK – The Exchange
06/20 Brandon, MB – North Hill Inn
06/21 Winnipeg, MB – The Zoo Cabaret
06/22 Thunder Bay, ON – Crock’s
06/24 Sault Ste. Marie, ON – Canadian Nightclub
06/25 Toronto, ON – El Mocambo
06/26 Ottawa, ON – Maverick’s
06/27 Montreal, QC – Petit Campus
06/28 Trois-Rivieres, QC – Rock Cafe Le Stage
06/29 Quebec City, QC – L’ Agitee
07/02 Halifax, NS – Michael’s (no Wretched)
07/04 St John’s, NL – The Rock House (no Wretched)

Misery Signals Announce May Western Canadian Shows, Australian Tour

Misery Signals will warm-up for their coming Australian tour with Stories by playing the following weekend’s worth of Western Canadian shows:

05/01 Vancouver, BC – Media Club
05/03 Edmonton, AB – The Studio
05/04 Regina, SK – The Exchange

With Stories:

05/08 Perth, AUS – Amplifier Bar
05/09 Perth, AUS – YMCA HQ
05/10 Melbourne, AUS – The Espy Hotel
05/11 Melbourne, AUS – Break The Ice Festival
05/14 Adelaide, AUS – Fowlers Live
05/15 Canberra, AUS – ANU Bar
05/16 Sydney, AUS – The Hi-Fi
05/17 Brisbane, AUS – The Hi-Fi
05/18 Brisbane, AUS – The Lab

Falling In Reverse singer (and aspiring rapper) Ronnie Radke has certainly been on the receiving end of a lot of negativity for his actions over the past few years. If the below comment he made about As I Lay Dying, etc. frontman Tim Lambesis is any indication; it would appear he doesn’t think it’s all entirely warranted. Referencing his own mic stand throwing incident and Tim Lambesismurder-for-hire case, he tweeted:

“Singer hires someone to kill his wife no one gives a fuck. I throw a micstand into the crowd, decline of civilization. Hahahaha”

“In a sick way I guess I’m thankful”

Dog Fashion Disco, Psychostick & The Bunny The Bear Planning Tour Together

Dog Fashion Disco, Psychostick and The Bunny The Bear will be touring together this year as part of ‘The ‘Merica Fuck Yeah Tour‘. Dates remain pending for the trek, but you can check out the delightfully satirical admat for the tour featuring Ronald McDonald with an M16 below.

Dog Fashion Disco will be touring in support of their new album “Sweet Nothings“—the first in a two part series of albums for which they crowdfunded $85,000 for.

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Three more covers from Sumerian Records‘ coming Florence + The Machine tribute “Sumerian Ceremonials: Florence + The Sphinx – A Tribute To Florence + The Machine” have been posted online. Below you can hear Asking Alexandria guitarist/vocalist Ben Bruce cover “Shake It Out“, “Darkest Hour take on “Spectrum” and Miss Fortune‘s rendition of “No Light, No Light“.

Sumerian will have the tribute in stores May 13th. A previous round of covers from the likes of Periphery, Stick To Your Guns and Come The Dawn are available here. Pre-orders for the tribute are available at Sumerianceremonials.com.

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This weeks Boxscore report features a sampling of the earnings and attendance numbers from recent shows played by:

Bring Me The Horizon
Of Mice & Men
letlive.
Issues
The Used
Taking Back Sunday
Tonight Alive
Sleepwave
Manowar
Asking Alexandria
August Burns Red
We Came As Romans
Crown The Empire
Born Of Osiris
Monster Magnet
Church Of Misery
Falling In Reverse
Escape The Fate
Carcass
The Black Dahlia Murder
Repulsion
Gorguts
Noisem
Skindred
SOiL
Maplerun
In This Moment
Butcher Babies
Devour The Day
All Hail The Yeti
Animals As Leaders
After The Burial
Navene-K
Chon
Sevendust
Between The Buried And Me
Intronaut
Deafheaven
The Kindred
Truckfighters
The Sword
Big Business
O’Brother
Russian Circles
Inter Arma
KEN mode
Crosses
(†††)
Protest The Hero
Rotting Out
No Bragging Rights
The Beautiful Ones
Heart To Heart

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It looks as though As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis wrote the statement posted earlier today on his and the bands future plans—as well of those of his bandmates—without their consent or prior knowledge. The four members of the band aside from Lambesis have since released their own new statement:

“Good day friends,

This morning an update was posted over at www.asilaydying.com on the current happenings and individual futures of all the bands’ members. For Jordan, Josh, Nick, Phil, management, and record label, this was an interesting first time read as all parties were oblivious to its construction, intent, and release.

Though Tim is the only one with access to the As I Lay Dying site, the rest of us have been releasing content through our personal social media accounts to reveal that we are carrying on in a new band. Our truest intentions were to make this unveiling interesting and exciting for anyone who has supported us over the past year. With information so instantaneous and disposable these days, we had hoped to show you how things were coming together rather than simply tell you.

We never want to capture attention dramatically, which is precisely why we’ve been off the radar for close to a year. Though the third-person statement released earlier compromises a lot of how we had hoped to unroll things, we remain positive in our outlooks and look forward to sharing new music soon.

With love and gratitude,

Jordan, Josh, Phil, Nick

In the statement posted earlier today, Lambesis announced that As I Lay Dying had gone on hiatus and that he was pursuing new musical projects of his own. He also mentioned that the other members of the band had been working on a new group with Shane Blay of Oh, Sleeper fame on vocals.

The Banner Announce Tours With Old Wounds, Agitator & Life For A Life

The Banner will be on the road soon with Old Wounds, Agitator and Life For A Life. Their itinerary runs as follows:

With Old Wounds:

05/02 Gatineau, QC – Legion Royale Canadienne (‘Heart Fest‘)
05/03 Detroit, MI – Yonka House
05/04 Chicago, IL – Q’s Bar
05/06 Kansas City, MO – Jackpot
05/07 St. Louis, MO – The Demo
05/08 Louisville, KY – Haymarket
05/09 Birmingham, AL – The Forge
05/10 Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall (‘Breast Fest‘)

With Agitator and Life For A Life:

05/16 Canoga Park, CA – Cobalt Cafe
05/17 San Diego, CA – Soma
05/18 Pomona, CA – Casa Jimenez
05/20 San Francisco, CA – Submission
05/22 Portland, OR – Slabtown
05/23 Seattle, WA – Neumos (‘Rain Fest‘)
05/24 Seattle, WA – Neumos (‘Rain Fest‘)
05/25 Seattle, WA – Neumos (‘Rain Fest‘)
05/26 Reno, NV – MC’s West Coast Pub
05/27 Santa Ana, CA – Malone’s

Carnal Forge are readying a new two song single titled “When All Else Fails” for a release. The effort will include the new tracks “Chemical Disincorporation” and “Bleed For Me“. The latter track “Bleed For Me” will feature guest performances from Scar Symmetry‘s Per Nilsson and Mike Wead of King Diamond/Mercyful Fate fame. Head below to see the cover art for the single:
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Korn’s James “Munky” Shaffer Back In The Studio

Earlier this month it was reported that Korn would be back in the studio soon with producer Don Gilmore (Bullet For My Valentine,Linkin Park) to track some new material for an unspecified purpose.

While not directly confirmed, yesterday (April 08th) guitarist James ‘Munky’ Shaffer posted the below picture of himself clearly in the studio with the caption:

“Any idea what I might be up to?”

It is not yet known if his sessions were for Korn or his other projects. Previous rumors had the above-rumored new material being potentially linked to a 20th anniversary edition of the bands 1994 self-titled debut album. That outing will hit the 20 year milestone on October 11th. Korn will be touring this summer as part of the 2014 ‘Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival‘.
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Tomahawk To Release “Oddfellows” B-Sides On New “M.E.A.T.” 7″

Tomahawk (Faith No More/The Jesus Lizard, etc.) will be releasing two b-sides from the “Oddfellows” album sessions as a limited edition 7″ & digital single. Titled “M.E.A.T.“, the two-song affair will be released as a 7″ on May 13th with a digital release to follow on June 04th via Ipecac. Below you can find the cover art for the outing, while the track listing will run as follows:

01 – “M.E.A.T.
02 – “Curtain Call

click here for the cover art…