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Former Chimaira guitarist Rob Arnold‘s has provided the following mashup of his band The Elite and gangsta rap classic, “Nuthin’ But A ‘G’ Thang” from Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg. You can hear the mashup, rechristened “Nuthin’ But An ‘Elite’ Thang” below:
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Palms (Deftones/Ex-Isis) Expand Fall US Tour, Add The Beta Machine On Select Dates

Palms (Deftones/ex-Isis) have expanded their fall US tour and announced the addition of The Beta Machine (A Perfect Circle/Puscifer) on select stops:

09/21 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory (feat. The Beta Machine)
09/22 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour (feat. The Beta Machine)
09/24 Albuquerque, NM – The Launchpad
09/25 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s Backroom
09/26 Austin, TX – Mohawk
09/27 San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live
09/28 Dallas, TX – Trees
09/29 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
09/30 Corpus Christi, TX – Brewster St. Ice House
10/02 El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls

As was previously rumored, the Melvins will in fact be releasing a new album titled “Hold It In“. That effort will arrive in stores on October 14th through Ipecac Recordings to be exact and will indeed feature Paul Leary and JD Pinkus of Butthole Surfers fame in the lineup alongside Buzz “King Buzzo” Osborne and Dale Crover.

Osborne said of the release:

Hold It In is a refreshing piece of fiction in a boring world of fact and bullshit. Paul is one of the best guitar players I have ever heard and Pinkus has an outside the box type of approach to both guitar and bass that you just have to let it ride. I can’t believe this actually happened. I’m thrilled.”

That lineup are due to mount the following tour in support of the album:

10/15 Sacramento, CA – Assembly
10/17 Bellingham, WA – Wild Buffalo House of Music
10/18 Seattle, WA – The Showbox
10/19 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
10/21 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
10/22 San Luis Obispo, CA – SLO Brewing
10/23 Los Angeles, CA – The Troubadour
10/24 San Diego, CA – The Casbah
10/25 Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
10/26 Albuquerque, NM – The Launchpad
10/28 Dallas, TX – Trees
10/29 Austin, TX – Mohawk
10/30 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live – Studio
10/31 New Orleans, LA – Voodoo Fest
11/01 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
11/02 Gainesville, FL – The Wooly
11/03 Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbit’s
11/04 Orlando, FL – The Social
11/05 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – The Culture Room
11/06 Tampa, FL – Orpheum Theater
11/08 Atlanta, GA – The Loft at Center Stage
11/09 Birmingham, AL – Zydeco

Machine Head Actually Working With Colin Richardson On New Album Mix

While this photo posted by Machine Head vocalist/guitarist Robb Flynn yesterday suggested that the group were mixing their new album with Andy Sneap (Carcass, Killswitch Engage), this is not the case. Sneap has since stated that he is not involved with the effort. Instead, the group have again enlisted Colin Richardson (Slipknot, Behemoth) to mix the outing, which will arrive this fall on Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

More Dates Revealed For Limp Bizkit & Machine Gun Kelly Fall Tour

A wealth of dates have now been revealed for Limp Bizkit & Machine Gun Kelly‘s fall North American tour. Here’s what’s come to light ahead of an official announcement:

09/19 Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
09/27 Maplewood, MN – Myth
09/28 Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
09/30 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
10/01 Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
10/03 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
10/06 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
10/07 Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theatre
10/10 Boston, MA – House Of Blues
10/11 Wallingford, CT – The Dome @ Oakdale Theatre
10/12 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore

Obituary’s Backdrop Stolen In Holland

Thieves absconded with Obituary‘s backdrop at the ‘Stonehenge Festival‘ in Steenwijk, Holland this past Saturday. The group said of the matter:

“This is a post that we hoped would never have to happen but we need to let our fans know the situation and hope that one of you can help us.
Saturday, at Stonehenge Festival in Steenwijk, Holand somebody stole our BackDrop. It happen right after our performance while we were packing up our equipment. Here is a photo of it so, if you know who has it or think you might know anything about this Please helps us get it back! Can’t describe how important it is to us and it really sucks for the band and the fans these remaining shows to see Obituary without it hanging! Real Bummer!!
We are Offering a Reward to the person who helps us get it back. Please, let us know if you have any information about this.
Email us at:”

A picture of the backdrop in question can be seen after the break. The band are readying their new crowdfunded album “Inked In Blood” for an October release on Relapse.
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Primus will be releasing their tribute to the music of the 1971 film “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory” in October with a new full-length album. The effort will be issued under the title of “Primus And The Chocolate Factory With The Fungi Ensemble” on October 21st through ATO Records. The decision to release and record the outing follows a live set the band played last New Year’s Eve that paid similar tribute.

Mike Dillon of Critters Buggin and Sam Bass of the Frog Brigade help fill out the sound on the new effort, which also features studio drumming from Tim Alexander—who was recently sidelined by a heart attack.

Primus frontman/bassist Les Claypool told of the project:

“As we started putting it together, especially with the expanded soundscape of having string and vibraphone and marimba, it started sounding to me like one of the early Peter Gabriel records meets Dark Side of the Moon meets The Residents. That’s what I get out of it. Obviously that’s some big-ass horn-tooting to be doing.”

Claypool went on to cite an unconventional percussive setup played by Alexander as a key element of the album:

“He’s so musical at what he does, and he can be very orchestral when he wants to be, and taking him off a traditional kit just brought forth these sounds that we’ve just never gotten from him before,” says Claypool. “If you saw this kit, you’d laugh your ass off. He couldn’t get in and out of it. We’d open up a portion of it and shove him in there and then lock him in with other pieces of things.”

Despite Alexander‘s recent health woes, he has urged the band to go on with the project, which they will begin touring behind in October. It was undisclosed whether or not Alexander will be healthy enough to rejoin the band behind the kit for the trek.

According to Claypool those shows will feature a brief traditional Primus set followed by a Wonka-themed set. There’s also some discussion of playing a matinee show of the Wonka material in an attempt to get kids interested in the original film.

Given the Wonka theme, chocolate brown vinyl (complete with five randomly inserted gold vinyl) are being readied, as are three previous limited run chocolate bars—’Mr. Krinkle‘ (crisped rice,) ‘Professor Nutbutter‘ (peanuts,) and ‘Bastard Bar‘ (dark chocolate) by Asher’s Chocolates. Claypool joked of the marketing:

“The tour and the album are solely a marketing tool just so we can sell candy bars. That’s the whole impetus of this entire project. Because the fucking recording industry rolled over and let this Internet shit all over us. So we had to come up with another income stream, so we’re making chocolate bars because you can’t digitize a chocolate bar — yet.”

Digital pre-orders are available here and a stream of their take on “Pure Imagination” can be heard after the break:

Primus And The Chocolate Factory With The Fungi Ensemble” track listing:

01 – “Hello Wonkites
02 – “Candy Man
03 – “Cheer Up Charlie
04 – “Golden Ticket
05 – “Lermaninoff
06 – “Pure Imagination
07 – “Oompa Augustus
08 – “Semi-Wondrous Boat Ride
09 – “Oompa Violet
10 – “I Want It Now
11 – “Oompa Veruca
12 – “Wonkmobile
13 – “Oompa TV
14 – “Farewell Wonkites

Primus on tour:

10/22 Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theatre
10/24 Albany, NY – Palace Theatre
10/25 Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
10/26 Burlington, VT – Flynn Center for Performing Arts
10/28 Waterbury, CT – Palace Theater
10/29 Baltimore, MD – Hippodrome
10/31 New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
11/01 New Brunswick, NJ – State Theatre
11/02 Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory
11/03 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
11/05 St. Louis, MO – Peabody Opera House
11/07 Cincinnati, OH – Taft Theatre
11/08 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
11/09 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
11/11 Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theater
11/12 Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
11/14 Biloxi, MS – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
11/15 Austin, TX – ACL live at the Moody Theater
11/16 Dallas, TX – The Majestic Theatre
11/17 San Antonio, TX – Majestic Theatre
11/19 Phoenix, AZ – Orpheum Theatre Phoenix
11/21 Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum Theatre LA

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Marduk Say They Turned Down Upcoming Deicide, Septicflesh, Etc. Tour

Marduk have denied their involvement in the October North American tour that is set to feature Deicide, Septicflesh and Carach AngrenMarduk said via their Facebook  that they were approached for the tour, but turned it down. Despite this they appeared on an admat for the tour that appeared on Deicide‘s official Facebook. It’s worth noting that the post with the admat has since been pulled, so it looks like you can rule out Marduk being on the trek.