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Machine Head have finalized the dates for their ‘An Evening With Machine Head Tour‘, which will see the band performing over 2 hours of music each night. Among the new stops added since more recent announcements are Salt Lake City, Utah, Los Angeles, California, and Bend, Oregon.

01/16 Mesa, 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
01/24 Orlando, FL – The Beechum
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
02/18 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
02/19 Las Vegas, NV – Vinyl / Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
02/20 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater
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
03/09 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
03/10 Bend, OR – Domino Room
03/11 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre

In a recent chat with Full Metal Jackie, Marilyn Manson discussed a failed session for his new album with ex-Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo for his upcoming ninth studio album, “The Pale Emperor“. Loudwire has the transcription of that, which among various name-drops, saw Manson state of the new albums musical direction:

“I give [credit to producer] Tyler Bates. I had met Tyler on ‘Californication.’ We tried to work together once. It was a small room, it didn’t work out. It was with Dave [Lombardo], formerly of Slayer, the drummer. I stopped him. the room was very small and when I say small, it was smaller than the room I’m in. Smaller than the room you’re in.

Probably the size of a … well it’s a rehearsal space but it was crammed with things and a girl screaming and I’m not really good at adapting to the idea of jamming. Which does apply to what I became more comfortable with — the ability to improvise with other artists without fear. I’m used to sitting in a cramped vocal booth and isolated, which doesn’t seem really right. Records should be made in the room with a person.

So with Tyler we later got back together and the first song we did was ‘Birds of Hell Awaiting’ and that really set the tone for the album. The second song we did was ‘Third Day of a Seven Day Binge.’ It just became a rhythm of, the record was done under a few months and that’s only because our schedules vary because of ‘Sons of Anarchy’ and he was scoring ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ which ended up being the biggest movie of the year.

This was something I was excited to go to, get up and go to work. I didn’t have to be dragged into the studio at 3AM. I wanted to go to the studio at 5PM or whatever the case may be, still during daylight hours which is unusual for me. It proves I’m not a vampire, or a werewolf. I don’t know about the werewolf part.”

If you’re just catching up, Manson released a new music video for “Deep Six” from that album here. January 20th stands as the release date of the effort.

Power Trip To Tour With Title Fight And Merchandise

Power Trip have been mapping out touring plans well into the new year, including a run with Title Fight and Merchandise. Here’s what they have booked:

12/28 Fern Park, FL – FYA Fest
02/23 Houston, TX – Walter’s (feat. S.H.I.T.)
02/24 Austin, TX – The North Door (feat. S.H.I.T.)
02/25 San Antonio, TX – 1011 (feat. S.H.I.T.)
03/03 Springfield, MO – Outland Ballroom
03/04 Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen (feat. Build And Destroy)
03/05 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick (feat. Build And Destroy)

With Title Fight and Merchandise:

03/06 Cleveland Heights, OH – Grog Shop
03/07 St. Louis, MO – Ready Room
03/08 Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck
03/09 Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
03/10 Salt Lake City, UT – Loading Dock
03/12 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst Atrium
03/13 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
03/14 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent
03/15 Pomona, CA – The Glass House

With Merchandise:

03/16 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
03/17 Albuquerque, NM – Sister
03/18 Abilene, TX – Primal Skate Shop

03/22 Grand Prairie, TX – South By So What?!

Primus‘ ode to the music of the 1971 film “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory” (based on the Roald Dahl‘s 1964 book “Charlie And The Chocolate Factory“) apparently goes quite well with its inspiration. Metal Hammer has pointed out the following fan-edited version of the film which finds the movie redone with Primus‘ “Primus & The Chocolate Factory With The Fungi Ensemble” interpretations of the various songs inserted in place of the original score.
click here for the video…

Skeletonwitch, Goatwhore & Mortals April European/UK Tour

Skeletonwitch, Goatwhore and Mortals will play the following European/UK Tour this spring:

04/03 Oslo, NO – Inferno Fest
04/04 Motala, SWW – Kulturakademin
04/06 Copenhagen, DEN – Pumpehuset
04/07 Hamburg, GER – Hafenklang
04/08 Osnabruck, GER – Bastard Club
04/10 Tilburg, NET – Roadburn Festival
04/11 Manchester, UK – Sound Control
04/12 Dublin, IRE – Voodoo Lounge
04/13 Glasgow, UK – Ivory Blacks
04/14 Birmingham, UK – The Oobleck
04/15 Sheffield, UK – Corporation
04/16 London, UK – Underworld
04/17 Brussels, BEL – Magasin 4
04/18 Koln, GER – Underground
04/19 Paris, FRA – Covent Garden
04/20 Angouleme, FRA – La Nef
04/21 Madrid, SPA – Sala Lemon
04/22 Barcelona, SPA – Sala Razz 3
04/23 Lyon, FRA – MJC O Totem
04/24 Zurich, SWI – Dynamo/ Werk 21
04/25 Milan, ITA – Lo Fi
04/26 Rome, ITA – Traffic Live
04/27 Innsbruck, AUT – p.m.k.
04/28 Munchen, GER – Backstage
04/29 Leipzig, GER – Conne Island
04/30 Berlin, GER – Magnet
05/01 Wien, AUT – Arena
05/02 Prague, CZE – Exit-us

Dates Released For 1349, Origin, Abysmal Dawn & Wolvhammer Tour

Dates have now been released for 1349‘s ‘Chaos Raids USA Tour‘ with Origin, Abysmal Dawn and Wolvhammer:

02/08 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
02/10 Austin, TX – Dirty Dog
02/11 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
02/12 Phoenix, AZ – Joe’s Grotto
02/14 Los Angeles, CA – The Complex
02/15 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
02/16 Reno, NV – Jub Jub’s
02/18 Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
02/19 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
02/20 Joliet, IL – Mojoes
02/21 Lakewood, OH – The Foundry
02/22 Trenton, NJ – Championship Bar
02/23 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
02/24 Springfield, VA – Empire
02/25 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero

Rest Among Ruins (Raunchy) Stream “Beyond The Storm”

Rest Among Ruins—who are fronted by Raunchy vocalist Mike Semesky (ex-Intervals/The HAARP Machine) have released a stream of their new song “Beyond The Storm“. That track will be part of a 14-song concept album titled “Fugue“, which the band will release next year. Semesky said of that:

“The album concept was inspired by the story of a fascinating patient I had the pleasure of meeting when I was working at a psychiatric hospital, back before I began pursuing my music career. This person’s extremely rare clinical condition was the unfortunate result of a severe traumatic incident, and it sparked a hauntingly fascinating journey in his life under a fictitious identity of which his mind had created. It was unlike any other case I’d ever heard of throughout my experience in the field.

Out of respect for rights and privacy, the album absolutely does not reveal names or any identifying details. The lyrics are written in first-person, stream of consciousness form, and shift in and out of his reality, dreams, and dissociation as the story progresses. The instrumentation of the album adapts stylistically to best compliment each chapter of the story, and explores a broad range of heavy and melodic metal, prog, and rock.

We hope you enjoy the first dose of our album and we can’t wait for you to experience the story in its entirety! Guitar playthrough videos, more new music, and release details are soon to come!”

click here for the stream…

Detroit, MI’s Gift Giver have signed with Century Media. The press release describes the band as being a ‘tech/nu-metal’ and their debut album will surface through the label in the new year. Vocalist Justin Johnson said of their new label digs:

“We are very proud to announce that we have signed to Century Media Records! We’ve got a brand new full length ready and a couple new singles that will be coming out shortly. We busted our asses, dealt with member changes, and other endless amounts of bullshit to make this record happen – and it’s finally ready! It feels good to have a badass label believe in what we are doing and we hope to see all of your support as well! See you guys on the road.”

A new single from it will surface soon. The band will also be on the road soon as part of the ‘Destress The U.S. Tour‘ with Barrier, Villains, Traitors and Adaliah:

02/28 Tampa, FL – Epic Problem
03/01 Lake Worth, FL- Propaganda
03/02 Orlando, FL – BackBooth
03/03 Jacksonville, FL – 1904
03/04 Ringgold, GA – Cloud Springs Deli
03/05 Troutville, VA – Inside Out Venue
03/06 Taylor, PA – Underwood Skatepark
03/07 Paterson, NJ – The Wild Bull
03/08 Providence, RI – DV8
03/09 Danbury, CT – Heirloom Arts Theatre
03/10 New York, NY- TBA
03/11 Albany, NY – Bogies
03/12 Buffalo, NY – Broadway Joes
03/13 Kent, OH- The Outpost
03/14 Detroit, MI – The Magic Stick
03/15 Crest Hill, IL – Bada Brew
03/16 Cudahy, WI – The Metal Grill
03/17 St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar and Hall
03/18 Omaha, NE – Sokol Underground
03/19 Springfield, MO – The Outland Ballroom
03/20 Tulsa, OK – The Vanguard