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Alien Ant Farm Reach 149% Of Their Crowdfunding Goal For New Album

Alien Ant Farm will be releasing their new album “Always And Forever” later this year, announcing the following over the weekend:

“We are closing up the Pledge campaign, yes finally which means the record is heading your way…..THIS YEAR yes… We have a few updates on the way with details so keep checking your emails. Thank you all for your patience we truly do appreciate it and did not intend for this process to take so long!!”

The band managed to reach 149% of their unspecified crowdfunding goal for the effort through PledgeMusic.com.

Machine Head Firm Up European/UK Tour With Devil You Know & Darkest Hour

Machine Head‘s fall European tour with Devil You Know and Darkest Hour has taken shape. Machine Head will be touring behind their forthcoming album “Bloodstone & Diamonds“, which should arrive sometime in November.

11/07 Strasbourg, FRA – La Laiterie
11/09 Tourhout, BEL – The Mast
11/10 Paris, FRA – Bataclan
11/12 Toulouse, FRA – Bikini
11/14 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz 1
11/15 Madrid, SPA – Riviera
11/16 Pamplona, SPA – Zentral
11/17 Marseille, FRA – Espace Julien
11/19 Milan, ITA – Alcatraz
11/20 Lausanne, SWI – Les Docks
11/21 Zurich, SWI – Komplex
11/22 Munich, GER – Kesselhaus
11/23 Vienna, AUT – Gasometer
11/25 Cologne, GER – Palladium
11/26 Oberhausen, GER – Turbinehalle
11/27 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachtof
11/29 Copenhagen, DEN – Vega
11/30 Oslo, NOR – Sentrum Scene
12/01 Stockholm, SWE – Arenan
12/03 Hamburg, GER – Grosse Freheit
12/04 Utrecht, NET – Vredeburg
12/06 London, UK – Roundhouse
12/07 London, UK – Roundhouse
12/09 Portsmouth, UK – Guildhall
12/10 Bristol, UK – O2 Academy
12/11 Plymouth, UK – Pavilions
12/13 Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy 2
12/14 Leeds, UK – O2 Academy
12/16 Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo
12/17 Nottingham, UK – Rock City
12/18 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy

Red Fang Lineup Fall North American Dates

Red Fang have some North American festival appearances and headlining shows booked prior to their late 2015 tour supporting Opeth and In Flames:

08/31 Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot Festival
09/09 Eugene, OR – Cuthbert Amphitheater (feat. Rob Zombie)
09/27 Portland, OR – Project Pabst Festival
10/08 Vancouver, BC – Venue Nightclub (feat. Black Mastiff)
10/10 Edmonton, AB – Uptown and Downtown Festival
10/11 Calgary, AB – The Palomino
10/12 Calgary, AB – The Palomino
10/14 Spokane, WA – The Hop (feat. Black Mastiff)
11/01 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory (‘Day Of The Shred‘)

Primus’ Les Claypool Takes The ‘ALS Ice Bucket Challenge’

A pig mask adorned Primus frontman/bassist Les Claypool took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in the below video and challenged Stewart Copeland of The Police, Richard Reed Parry of Arcade Fire and Geddy Lee of Rush to do the same. According to Time.com, the challenge has already raised 15.6 million in contributions to the ALS Association.
click here for the video…

Rodrigo y Gabriela had a special guest perform with them during their August 17th set at the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, CO. Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo joined the band for a medley of Metallica covers, you can check that out below. Rodrigo y Gabriela are of course no stranger to Metallica with their cover of the bands “Orion” being a live staple in their set.
click here for the footage…

Arsis have revealed the first batch of dates for the European/UK leg of their “A Celebration Of Guilt” tenth anniversary tour. That trek will see full album performances of the aforementioned effort while Skinned will open the shows.

10/03 Borkavany, CZE – Sokolovna
10/04 Prague, CZE – Nova Chmelnice
10/05 Bratislava, SLO – Randal Club
10/06 Bielsko-Biala, POL – The Rudeboy Club
10/10 Rome, ITA – Traffic Club
10/11 Bologna, ITA – Freakout Club
10/12 Brescia, ITA – Colony Club
10/13 Montpellier, FRA – The Secret Place
10/17 Lyss, SWI – Kulturfabrik
10/19 London, UK – The Black Heart
10/20 Glasgow, UK – Ivory Blacks
10/21 Selby, UK – The Venue
10/22 Sheffield, UK – South Sea Live
10/24 Tilburg, HOL – Little Devil
10/25 Deinze, BEL – Elpee

Crossfaith Drop Off Upcoming Tours With We Came As Romans & The Amity Affliction

An injury has prevented Crossfaith from being able to join We Came As Romans, For Today, The Color Morale, etc. on this US tour next month and this run with The Amity Affliction, For The Fallen Dreams and more. The band said of the unfortunate turn of events:

“Hello fans in USA and Canada,

We are very sad to announce that due to unforeseen circumstances, we have no option but to regrettably cancel our Canadian and USA dates in September and October. This will include Monster Energy Aftershock Festival, our dates with We Came As Romans and the dates with The Amity Affliction. Unfortunately Kazuki has suffered from Repetitive Strain Injury, and on doctor’s orders has been advised to not play guitar for long periods.

No other dates have been affected, and Kazuki will still power on through our confirmed UK dates at Kingston Fighting Cocks and Reading & Leeds Festival next week, however the length of the tours we had booked in the USA would mean adding to Kazuki‘s injury over a long period of time, and we cant’t risk making it worse. He must rest for this period to avoid further complications.

We hope you guys all understand and send Kazuki his best wishes, we promise we’ll be back soon better and stronger than ever!

Ken, Kazuki, Hiro, Tatsuya and Teru - Crossfaith

We Came As Romans have stated that the band will not be replaced on the aforementioned bill.

Electric Wizard Release NSFW Stream For New Song “SadioWitch”

Electric Wizard are streaming “SadioWitch” from their new album “Time To Die“. Spinefarm will have that out overseas on September 29th with a video for the aforementioned song currently in post-production. A 7″ single with a previously unreleased b-side is also being readied for the track. Be warned, the stream is NSFW:
click here for the stream…

WeAreHarlot’s (Asking Alexandria) “Denial” Used As WWE “Raw” Theme Song

WeAreHarlot‘s track “Denial” has been selected as the secondary theme for WWE‘s long-running “Raw” program. The track is played during the various bumper segments throughout the program, having debuted on the show during yesterday’s (August 18th) broadcast. WeAreHarlot are led by Asking Alexandria‘s Danny Worsnop and aim to release their debut album in January on Roadrunner Records. You can hear the track in question here.

Superjoint Ritual will be reuniting for a special set at this years ‘Housecore Horror Film Festival‘ in Austin, TX. The event will be held at Emo’s in Austin, TX from October 23rd-26th. Frontman and festival co-founder Philip H. Anselmo is keeping details about the set close to his chest for now.

Superjoint Ritual are just one of the new additions made to the fest, with the following artists now also confirmed:

Gwar
Voivod
Corrections House
Mobile Deathcamp
War Master

This latest wave looks to wrap up the festival’s lineup, which already includes:

Danzig/Samhain
Neurosis
Decapitated
King Parrot
Lustmord
Hobbs’ Angel Of Death
Satyricon
Eyehategod
Cattle Decapitation
Macabre
Unearth
Portal
Warbeast
Ringworm
Brian Posehn
Wizards of Gore
(AKA Rigor Mortis)
KEN mode
SubRosa
Acid Witch
Archspire
Author & Punisher
Witchburn
Fulgora
(feat. members of Pig Destroyer/Misery Index)
Krigblast (feat. Felix Griffin from D.R.I.)
Evil United (feat. Jason McMaster from Watchtower/Dangerous Toys/Broken Teeth)
Gasmiasma (feat. Pat Bruders of Down)
Heavy As Texas (Feat. Marzi Montazeri of Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals)
Skan (ex-Skrew)
Child Bite
Chant (feat. Bradley Bills of Die Krupps)
Images Of Violence (reunion)
Dead Earth Politics

For further details on the event, head to housecorehorrorfilmfestival.com.