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Kataklysm Finish Writing New Album

Kataklysm‘s new album has been written and is coming along nicely. The group offered the following update on that this weekend:

“ALBUM UPDATE: Kataklysm completes writing of the new album and enters pre production mode , 9 new blistering songs are ready to be recorded , new album title coming January 2nd 12 pm EST , Its the first thing we want you to remember when 2015 arrives \m/

The album will be recorded in early 2015 with guitarist J-F Dagenais ( Misery Index , Malevolent Creation , Despised Icon ) , additional engineering will be handled by Mark Lewis ( Devildriver , White Chapel , Cannibal Corpse ) at Audiohammer studios in Florida and mix ,mastering will be handled by none other then Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Testament, Killswitch Engage) in the UK

” We have achieve the album we always wanted to make , it has everything that made this band what it is and also explores a new groundbreaking intensity and melodic warfare , new arrangements , new blood we haven’t achieved before , it’s a dramatic album with the power to choke a dinosaur , Im very proud of this one ” – J-F Dagenais

Today Is The Day Involved In Serious Van Accident, Cancel Tour

Today Is The Day were involved in a serious accident while on tour that has forced them to scrap the rest of their immediate planned dates. The band said of the incident, which occurred on Friday night:

“At 9:30 PM last night while driving to New York to meet up with our Drummer, our van was struck by an out of control car that had collided with another car. My dear friend and TITD merch man Trevor and I had just left my home in Orland, Maine after a 4 day Thanksgiving break in between tours. We had just completed 50 + Shows since October 7th, both Headlining and Main Support for EYEHATEGOD. Our band was set to play 23 more shows starting tonight in Pittsburgh.

We had been driving for 4 hours and had just crossed into Massachusetts.
Suddenly, Trevor said Look Out! I looked towards the passenger window and saw a car heading in a straight line for the side of our 15 Passenger Van. The car was within 3 feet when he saw it and it nailed us perfectly in the side spinning us around 180 Degrees, followed by flipping the Van UPSIDE DOWN. Trevor and I were thrown super hard inside the Van with Glass bursting all around us, hot transmission fluid pouring down and sparks flying everywhere as the Van was sliding backwards and upside down the Middle of I-495 interstate. I truly felt at that moment that I was going to die.

When we came to a stop, I held on tight and waited thinking the next thing that would happen would be a car finishing us off and slamming right into us. I screamed to Trevor to get out of the van immediately for fear that it would catch on fire and explode. We crawled through the Driver and Passenger windows worried that oncoming traffic would hit us. Once out, we made our way to the guard rail. Disoriented and in Shock I was emotionless.

In one terrible second:

#1 New van was completely Destroyed.
#2 Equipment was Destroyed.
#3 Merch was destroyed
#4 Tour cancelled.

EMT’s arrived and Fire Dept. They took me and Trevor by ambulance to the hospital. Cat Scans, X-Rays and Morphine was given. My left arm was cut up by broken glass and the left side of my body was badly beaten and bashed on. We stayed in the hospital for 8 Hours and were finally released early this morning. When we got out the room we had reserved was gone and we spent another hour trying to find shelter and a place to regroup.

It goes without saying that It was Truly a Miracle that he and I were not killed yesterday. Fuck Black Friday and all that it stands for. People had been driving wildly going from store to store to save $10 bucks in the name of xmas. The capper was that the 2 cars that had collided were full of liars that would not admit they were the ones who hit us even though the police can paint match who did.
I am beaten and bruised and recovering. With the help of my friend Aarne Victorine that plays in UXO with me and his friend, we were able to pry open the back door with a winch to be able to get our broken stuff out of the van a few hours ago and rent a U-Haul to be able to get what’s left home.

I am devastated and still in shock since this happened. I am extremely sorry to the fans in the towns that we were supposed to play in over the next few weeks. If we weren’t injured so badly, I would have still wanted to try to make it to you some how. But for now, I am a father with 2 kids, wife and 2 dogs trying to figure out how to move forward after losing everything yesterday. I just want to let everyone know, that Trevor and I will be ok. It will take some time. Mentally, it was just way to heavy to deal with and we will need some space and time to try to make sense of what just happened.
I leave for home in the morning and will begin to pick up the pieces after I get to feeling better and can physically address the things going on.

Take care of yourselves out there during these holidays. People are careless and drive crazy during this time of year and no matter how careful you are, the other drivers can take your life in a second. I am thankful to be alive right now and can’t wait to be with my family. Again, don’t worry. If what happened yesterday didn’t kill me, I don’t know what could. Love and Peace to everyone. If you don’t hear from me, for a while it is because I am just trying to get myself back together.”

Cannibal Corpse’s Lyrics Banned By Russian Authorities

The translated lyrics of Cannibal Corpse songs are now apparently banned for distribution within Russia (or at least in a certain region of the country) due to their violent content according to Rapsinews.com.

The lyrics were banned for distribution as the court felt that they could cause damage to minors. The Prosecutor’s Office of Bashkortostan filed the suit following complaints from residents in the city of Ufa.

The news shouldn’t be too surprising given Cannibal Corpse‘s last trip to Russia, which drew protests from religious activists and police intervention.

Vision Of Disorder Working On New Album

Vision Of Disorder will have a new album out in the summer of 2015. As Hornsuprocks.com noticed, bassist Mike Fleischmann gave the following update on the matter:

“The album will be out by the Summer. We have a producer in mind but it’s too early to announce anything yet. People will be psyched when they find out though.”

Long before that the band will revisit their past however with a 12″ reissue of “Still” slated for a release on December 09th.

In honor of Black Friday’s ‘Record Store Day‘ event yesterday and the release of their “Motherfucker” single, Faith No More performed a surprise in-store set. That show took place at Amoeba Records in San Francisco, CA and fan-filmed footage of it can be found below. Two new tracks were performed during the set, including “Motherfucker” and the closing track commonly referred to as “Superhero“. Faith No More are set to return with their first new studio album since 1997 this coming April.
click here for the video…

If you glossed over yesterday’s announcement regarding the 2015 ‘Soundwave Festival‘ you may have missed word that supergroup Killer Be Killed will be making their live debut as part of the trek. That outfit features members of Soulfly, Mastodon, The Dillinger Escape Plan and ex-The Mars Volta. Those shows will take place in February/March with more details available at Soundwavefestival.com.

The Ghost Inside, Whitechapel, Etc. Set For 2015 ‘Impericon Festival’ Tour

The Ghost Inside, Whitechapel, Adept and Walking Dead On Broadway are among the bands on tap for the 2015 ‘Impericon Festival‘ tour. Dates include:

04/24 Zurich, SWI – Komplex (feat. Deez Nuts)
04/25 Oberhausen, GER – Turbinenhalle (feat. Deez Nuts)
04/26 Vienna, AUT – Arena (feat. Malevolence)
04/30 Paris, FRA – Bataclan (feat. Malevolence)
05/02 Leipzig, GER – Agra (feat. Madball, Emmure, Deez Nuts)
05/03 Amsterdam, NET – Melkweg (feat. Emmure, Deez Nuts)
05/04 Manchester, UK – Academy (feat. Deez Nuts)