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Havok Frontman Breaks Wrist, Band To Miss Immediate Dates With Crowbar, Etc.

Havok vocalist/guitarist David Sanchez will temporarily be stepping down from his guitar duties as a result of a broken left wrist. He sustained those injuries while hiking and they will force the band to take a few days off from their ongoing tour with Crowbar, Revocation and more and will rejoin the bill on October 02nd.

Revocation‘s Dan Gargiulo will be filling in on guitars for those sets with the following statement and x-ray of Sanchez‘s shattered wrist being shared:
click here for the statement/image…

KEN mode To Record New Album “Success” With Steve Albini

KEN mode have laid out their plans for their new album “Success“. Exclaim have worked that the band are due to begin tracking the effort at Empire Recording in Winnipeg, MB on November 23rd with producer/engineer Steve Albini (Nirvana, Zao). Among the scheduled guests for the outing are Oxbow‘s Eugene Robinson and members of Full Of Hell.

Tentative track titles for the outing include:

Absolutely Not
Failing At Fun Since 1981
Dead Actors
A Catalog Of Small Disappointments
Management Control
A Passive Disaster
I Just Liked Fire

Publicist UK (Revocation/Municipal Waste, Etc.) Sign With Relapse

There’s a good chance you may already be familiar with Relapse‘s latest signing, Publicist UK. The outfit feature Revocation bassist Brett Bamberger, Municipal Waste, etc. drummer Dave Witte, Goes Cube guitarist David Obuchowski and more. They will begin recording their full-length debut in late October. Sessions will take place at Wild Arctic Studios in Dover, NH with producer Dean Baltulonis (Sick Of It All, Madball) and the outfit are looking to have it in stores in mid-2015. They said of their signing:

“We’re honored that Publicist UK is joining the Relapse ranks. From the start, they’ve put out some of the best, most brutal metal. They’ve also really expanded their scope and have proven that heavy, intense music doesn’t necessarily need to be metal, either. So for a band like us with metal roots and some metal moments, but an overall different sound, Relapse feels like the perfect home.”

Should you have missed them you can hear two demo tracks from the band here.

Slipknot Intend To Burn ‘Camel Shit & Oil’ For The ‘Scent Of Knotfest’

By now you should already know the lineup for this years US ‘Knotfest‘, which will feature Slipknot, Five Finger Death Punch, Danzig, Killswitch Engage and many more. The organizers for the fest have now revealed the various attractions that will also be featured at the two day even, which will be held at the San Manuel Amphitheater & Campgrounds in San Bernardino, CA October 25th-26th. Here’s what they have in store—of particular note would be the ‘Scent Of Knotfest’:

A tented museum curated by the members of Slipknot themselves. Slipknot’s history on display to include priceless Slipknot artifacts such as masks, suits, art, previously used equipment and other memorabilia from the members themselves personal archives and home garages.

There is nothing choreographed about the THUNDERDOME. Two fighters step in and fight until one taps out. Nightly fights throughout the festival.

Straight from the bowels of hell is the Fire Zone, displaying a pyromaniac’s wet dream, with fueled performances throughout the festival day and night.

30+ costumed pagan performers roam around festival adorned as different creatures tapping into your nightmares. Included in these performers will be firewalkers, fire breathers and sword swallowers…

For the first time ever at an American festival, the Zipline will scream across the upper section of the festival area, allowing you to fly over fellow KNOTFEST fans below at high speeds. There will be a low cost per ride.

Ripped straight from the memories of Clown’s childhood at the Iowa State Fair is the Ring of Fire. Not for the faint of heart or stomach! There will be a small cover charge per rider.

KNOTFEST has its own aroma that will infest your brain, body and clothes for days after the festival is over. Personally picked by Slipknot themselves, the smell of KNOTFEST will permeate the festival grounds. Oil drums will be filled with camel shit and oil, set aflame to last the entire festival.

Goats will freely graze in the heavy-petting zoo, where KNOTFEST attendees can get close to their horned spirit animals.

What festival experience would be complete without a KNOTFEST tattoo? A world-renowned tattooist will be onsite to tattoo you and leave a memory to last a lifetime.

Beat on junkyard cars with other KNOTFESTERS throughout the festival hours and into the night. A repeat from year 001, Clown also will play host to a drum circle on junkyard cars. Festivalgoers will join in, and beat the crap out of the cars with metal pipes, poles and whatever else they deem fit.

Interactive midway style games that incorporate fire, such as a fire-belching tarot card reader or highstriker that shoots 50 foot flames into the night sky!

One of the most insane freestyle motocross demos in the world, Fitz Army is an action packed performance that hosts the biggest tricks, names and mobile freestyle motocross events. Founder and Metal Mulisha athlete Jimmy Fitzpatrick built the show on an adrenaline-choreographed performance. Each member of the Fitz Army freestyle motocross show has proved himself in the action sports industry, with multiple X Games medals, competitions, and world-class tours.”

White Empress (ex-Cradle Of Filth/Coal Chamber, etc.) are streaming their new album “Rise Of The Empress” online in full. Revolver posted the following stream of the album earlier today. Peaceville Records will see that the album receives a release tomorrow, September 30th.
click here for the stream…

Papa Roach Film New Music Video

Papa Roach completed filming a music video for the title track to their next album “F.E.A.R.” this past weekend. Guitarist Jerry Horton said of the coming clip:

“Finished shooting the video for Face Everything and Rise. It was tiring, painful, and dry, but totally worth it! I can’t wait for you to see”

No word yet on when the clip will make its debut. The album itself however is set for an early 2015 release.

Madball have announced the following dates for a “Set It Off” 20th anniversary tour. Former band guitarist Matt Henderson will rejoin the band for the run, which also boasts opening sets from Turnstile, Death Before Dishonor, Take Offense and Downpresser.

12/05 Reading, PA – Reverb
12/06 New York, NY – Marlin Room
12/07 Providence, RI – Simons 677
12/09 Cleveland, OH – Agora
12/10 Chicago, IL – Metro
12/12 Richmond, VA – Broadberry
12/13 Wilmington, NC – Ziggy’s
12/14 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade

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