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Refused Reportedly Working On New Album

It appears as though Refused may have a new album in the works, with word having leaked via the Instagram of …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead bassist Autry Fulbright II. That posting can be seen below and featured Refused/INVSN frontman Dennis Lyxzén in an image alongside others, with the text:

“in austria tonight for the ahoi pop festival weekend along with st. vincent and this guy’s band invsn which he’s doing between finishing vocals for the new refused album that’s coming out next year”

If Refused do in fact release a new album next year, it will be done without guitarist Jon Brännström, who was fired from the outfit.

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Machine Head Announce Dates For Early 2015 North American Tour

Machine Head have announced their January North American headlining tour. The trek is being billed as ‘An Evening With Machine Head‘ and thusly features a two-hour set from the group with no support acts. The bands new album “Bloodstone & Diamonds” landed in stores today, November 10th, through Nuclear Blast Entertainment:

01/16 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
01/18 Farmington, NM – Top Deck
01/20 Austin, TX – Red 7
01/21 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar and Grill
01/22 Houston,TX – Fitzgeralds
01/23 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
01/25 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
01/26 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
01/28 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
01/29 Philadelphia. PA – Underground Arts
01/30 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
01/31 Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
02/03 Montreal, QC – Corona Theater
02/04 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theater
02/05 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
02/07 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr Smalls
02/08 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
02/09 Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot Ballroom
02/10 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
02/11 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
02/12 Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
02/13 Minneapolis/ St Paul, MN – Mill City Nights
02/14 St Louis, MO – Fubar
02/15 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
02/17 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
02/19 Las Vegas, NV – Vinyl / Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
02/21 San Francisco, CA – Regency Center Grand Ballroom
02/24 Seattle, WA – Neumos
02/25 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw
02/27 Calgary, AB – Flames Central
02/28 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
03/01 Saskatoon, SK – Obrian’s Event Centre
03/02 Winnipeg, MB – Garrick Centre
03/04 Minot, ND – The Original
03/06 Missoula, MT – Stage 112
03/07 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory

VIP package deals for the trek are available at this location.

Fear Factory Begin Recording New Album

It looks as though Fear Factory have hit the studio to begin tracking their new album. Guitarist Dino Cazares shared the following tweet from the sessions, which are taking place under longtime cohort Rhys Fulber and engineer Mike Plotnikoff. Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Killswitch Engage) will mix the affair, which will receive a release next year on Nuclear Blast.
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Atreyu To Perform “The Curse” In Full At Tenth Anniversary Show

Atreyu‘s 2004 opus turned ten this past June and the band will celebrate its anniversary with a special show later in the year. They will perform the effort in its entirety during their December 19th set at the Observatory in Santa Ana, CA. An apparent ‘traditional’ set will follow the next night, December 20th, at the same venue. A new album from Atreyu is in the works with plans for a 2015 release.

Old Man Gloom Streaming Both Halves Of Their New Album “The Ape Of God”

Old Man Gloom (Converge, Cave In, ex-Isis) had their fun at the expense of the internet at large when they surprise revealed that their new album “The Ape Of God” was in fact a two-album affair. In a bid to mask their intentions, the group went to so far as to compile tracks from the effort as an 8-song release which they sent to the press. Now that the veil has been lifted, each of the separately released efforts are streaming below. “The Ape Of God I” is featured courtesy of Stereogum and “The Ape Of God II” stream is taken from Thequietus.com.
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Monuments Tap Ex-The Faceless Drummer Alex Rudinger For Fall Tour

Monuments have recruited drummer Alex Rudinger (ex-The Faceless, etc.) for their fall North American tour with Devin Townsend and Animals As Leaders. The group had the following to say of that:

“Hey guys,

We’d like you to send positive vibes to our drummer Mike Malyan. Unfortunately, he threw down too hard in London and is still a broken soul, he will be unable to join us on tour with Devin Townsend and Animals as Leaders next week. So if you see him, make sure you buy him a cup of concrete to man the hell up (kidding buddy, we love you and wish you a full recovery as soon as possible)

Special thanks to ‘G Mane Cheh‘ for filling in for Mike the past 2 weeks in Europe! You rule you little Irish Bastard.

We have enlisted help from our friend ‘Alex Rudinger‘ (ex The Faceless, Session), who will take Mike‘s place behind the throne for the tour.

Alex comments:
‘I’m stoked to be helping out my buds in Monuments for their US/Canada run with Devin and AAL, I can’t wait to get back on the road! I wish Mike a super speedy recovery with his back injury, keep safe bro!’”

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Primus Share Recent Live Footage Of “Over The Falls” In Cincinnati, OH

Primus themselves have shared the following live footage of “Over The Falls” from their November 07th show in Cincinnati, OH. That show is part of their ongoing tour in support of their latest album, the Willy Wonka-inspired “Primus & The Chocolate Factory With The Fungi Ensemble“.
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Burning Love (Ex-Cursed) To Release New 7″ On Deathwish, Inc.

Burning Love (ex-Cursed) have aligned themselves with Deathwish Inc. and will have a new 7″ out through the label in the months to come. Tracks featured include “Down So Long” and “Medicine Man“. According to an official press release:

“”Down So Long” b/w “Medicine Man” is a two song banger of an EP, recorded by Josh Korody at Candle in Toronto (Fucked Up, etc). Opener “Down So Long” emerges from ghostly feedback with an unrelenting punk romp. Lyrically addressing the social chaos of our world askew, despite the illusion of military and political order. While the infectious “Medicine Man” addresses fashionable drug addiction in the punk world, despite the trail of havoc that it cuts through the most wounded of world populations.”

Cradle Of Filth Sign Worldwide Deal With Nuclear Blast

When the next Cradle Of Filth album arrives next year it will do so through the groups new label home of Nuclear Blast Records. The UK outfit have just inked a new worldwide deal with the label, of which vocalist Dani Filth commented:

Nuclear Blast owner Markus Staiger has been trying to snare the band ever since I flew over to see him way back in 1996 as a viable label option, after we left Cacophonous records. He barely missed out due to the close proximity to the band of Music For Nations, the label that CRADLE stayed with until 2001. Now, not only do Nuclear Blast have offices all over the world, but the one in London is actually dead opposite to the old MFN building! Which is weird!

For the full frontal assault we have planned for the awesome new album, Nuclear Blast are the perfect war stallion to carry us screaming into the heart of the next chapter of COF’s dark, enigmatic history. Next year is going to be a massive year for the band and the black flags start flying here, with the announcement of our unholy union with Nuclear Blast who have already done great things with my Witch County band, Devilment.”