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Black Label Society To Perform On ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’

Black Label Society will appear as the musical guest on the May 06th episode of ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers‘. The band are scheduled to perform their current single “My Dying Time” on the show. That song appears on the groups newly-released album “Catacombs Of The Black Vatican“.

Brenna Gray—the widow of late Slipknot bassist Paul Gray—was in court yesterday, April 22nd, to testify against Paul‘s doctor Daniel Baldi. Baldi is currently on trial in a Polk County District Court and faces nine counts of involuntary manslaughter relating to Gray‘s death among others. The Desmoinesregister.com was on hand for the proceedings and also posted some video footage of Brenna‘s testimony (see below.)

The prosecution claim that prescriptions given out by Baldi contributed to the deaths of the individuals in question, a claim he has denied. In regards to Paul, Brenna expressed her concerns as to why Baldi continued to prescribe Paul Xanax when it was apparently known he had struggled with abusing it prior.

In particular she mentioned that he was given limited doses of the drug—in this case two day’s worth at a time—to limit him from abusing it. She also stated that she had provided photographic evidence of Paul‘s drug abuse to Baldi, but that he took little concern with it.

Providing details on Paul‘s final days she mentioned that an intervention was staged, which led him to take up residence at the TownePlace Suites—where he was eventually found dead in May of 2010 as a result of overdosing on morphine and fentanyl.

Gray went on to say that she didn’t alert the authorities of Gray‘s drug use as she feared any discovered drugs hidden away in their home would impact the welfare of their then unborn child. She also alleged that she looked to Gray‘s Slipknot bandmates for help, stating:

“One was playing golf two minutes away from our house but couldn’t come. Nobody else cared, nobody was involved. They told me it was my problem.”

The defense for their part argued that only one of the pill bottles found at the time of Gray‘s death was prescribed by Baldi; it being Suboxone, which was intended to help break his opiate addiction. They also noted that neither morphine or fentanyl had ever been prescribed to Gray by Baldi.
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Suicide Silence Set July Release For New Album

Suicide Silence have decided to title their new album “You Can’t Stop Me” and will release it on July 15th in North America on Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The effort will mark the bands first album with frontman Eddie Hermida (ex-All Shall Perish) and was produced by Steve Evetts (Every Time I Die, The Dillinger Escape Plan).

Band guitarist Mark Heylmun said of the outing:

“The long and short of it is this, Mitch left behind a set of lyrics with the title ‘You Can’t Stop Me‘. This gave us chills, to say the least, and we knew we had the title and title track. This filled us with inspiration for writing sessions to empower us and empower you, the supporters of Suicide Silence.

We as a band (and Steve Evetts) worked tirelessly on this record and I’m not gonna say we can’t wait for you to hear it. I’m gonna tell you that you have to hear it. You have to sit and listen from start to finish.

I’m not gonna tell you this is our best record we’ve ever done. I’m gonna tell you this is the record we care more about than any record we’ve ever done. This is a record that we fought, bled, sweated, and fucking cried over.

Go pick up a copy and turn this sucker up to eleven.

We couldn’t be more excited.

Thank you all for supporting Suicide Silence.”

Within The Ruins Perform New Song At ‘New England Metal & Hardcore Festival’

The illness of their frontman withstanding, Within The Ruins performed a new song live at this past weekend’s ‘New England Metal & Hardcore Festival‘. Fan-filmed footage of that can be found below. The group recorded their new album earlier this year band guitarist Joe Cocchi handling the production duties. A summer release is in the works.
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Emperor Add More Shows To Reunion Tour

Emperor‘s reunion shows continue to pile up with the latest schedule being offered:

06/07 Solvesborg, SWE – Sweden Rock Festival
06/22 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest Open Air
06/20 Helsinki, FIN – Tuska Open Air
07/17 Tokyo, JAP – Shibuya O-East
07/18 Osaka, JAP – Umeda Quattro
08/02 Wacken, GER – Wacken Open Air
08/09 Derbyshire, UK – Bloodstock Open Air

The group note that drummer Bard “Faust” Eithun will be unable to perform at the Japanese stops due to Visa issues and that his one-time replacement Kai Johnny “Trym Torson” Mosaker will be behind the kit at those two shows.

Powerman 5000 Release “How To Be A Human” Lyric Video

Powerman 5000 have uploaded the following lyric video for their new song “How To Be A Human“. The track is the first single from the groups new album, “Builders of The Future“, which will land in stores on May 27th. The band are currently touring in support of the effort alongside 9 Electric, get the dates here.
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