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Bassist Evan Brewer Exits The Faceless

Renowned bassist Evan Brewer has exited The Faceless. He announced his departure with the following statement:

“After almost four years of good times with The Faceless I’ve decided to leave the band. I just feel that it’s time for me to make this move because I want to make new music, do more teaching, and to also have availability for any musical opportunities that may arise. The Faceless is a full time band and they need members who can commit to that schedule. I would like to thank the fans of the band for embracing me and encourage them to continue their support of The Faceless.”

Erra Sign With Sumerian Records (Updated)

Sumerian Records promised to make an announcement via their Instagram at 3pm PST. Thus far the band have posted three pictures which feature the logo of Erra—who themselves teased an announcement for today as well. Given all the signs,  Erra have now officially signed with Sumerian Records.

Update – October 20th 10:45pm:

The bands signing has since officially been announced with a November 10th release set for their new EP “Moments Of Clarity“. A stream of “Dreamcatcher” from that release has been posted below with pre-orders up here and here.
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The official listing of releases planned for this years Black Friday edition of ‘Record Store Day‘ have been revealed. Here’s what’s being prepped for the metal/hard rock genres for a November 28th release:

Fantômas – “Wunderkammer” (vinyl box set) (Ipecac):
All of the bands albums on vinyl with Mike Patton‘s bonus demo cassette

Judas Priest – “5 Souls” (10″ red colored vinyl) (Epic):
01 – “Snakebite
02 – “Tears Of Blood
03 – “Creatures
04 – “Bring It On
05 – “Never Forget

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The Bloodline (Divine Heresy, Ex-Dirge Within) Wrap New Album

The Bloodline (Divine Heresy, ex-Dirge Within) have finished their debut album for new Century Media Records imprint label, Another Century. The group had the following to say of the completed outing:

“It’s Finished!!!!
Yup we have wrapped up the final mixes/mastering for the debut album and just turned into our new home aka label(Another Century).I must say this has been one amazing journey to get where we are now and can’t wait to share this body of work we have all poured our hearts into.
With all that said we should be getting a early 2015 release date via Another Century Records.We also have booked our debut show in Chicago @ the infamous Double Door on Nov 20th so we are looking forward to seeing all of the familiar and not so familiar faces out @ this special gig!!!”

While Five Finger Death Punch frontman Ivan Moody‘s main focus remains the aforementioned band, his spare time is being devoted to an upcoming solo album. Moody recently spoke of that to Jamey Jasta on the latest episode of ‘The Jasta Show. During the chat Moody went on to say that the album is not yet complete, but to date hes tapped ex-Machine Head/Soulfly guitarist Logan Mader and DevilDriver drummer John Boecklin to play on the effort. A release timeframe for it remains uncertain.

BBC Radio 1 host Zane Lowe has curated a ‘rescoring’ of the soundtrack to the movie “Drive“. Bring Me The Horizon are among the artists who have written a new song for the project, which will get its airing on the radio on October 30th.

Meanwhile, Bring Me The Horizon are set to premiere their new single “Drown” tomorrow, October 21st, on Zane Lowe‘s BBC Radio 1 show. A digital single for that track is slated for a December 09th release with a music video also in the works.

The Last Ten Seconds Of Life Recording New Album

Recording sessions for The Last Ten Seconds Of Life‘s new album commenced today at Atrium Audio. Carson Slovak will produce while Grand McFarland has been tasked with engineering the effort, which will be released early next year. Guitarist Wyatt McLaughlin said of what to expect:

“We’ve worked to give the instruments their own voice on each of the new songs. There is way more groove, more riffs, and focused heaviness this time around and Storm is prepared vocally like never before. This new material builds off our previous music, but we’re taking it to new boundaries to make by far our best album yet.”

Krokodil have shared the following stream of their new song “Sun Riders“. It features a guest turn from Biffy Clyro vocalist/guitarist Simon Neil and originally appeared on Revolver. Krokodil are made up of members and alumni of SikTh, Gallows and reportedly Slipknot, among others. Their debut album “Nachash” is up for a November 11th release on Spinefarm.
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Orbs (Between The Buried And Me, Fear Before, etc.) have released a new 7″ EP titled “These People Are Animals“. Below you can stream both tracks from the effort, which was mixed by Ken Andrews of Failure. The FacelessMichael Keene also oversaw the vocal engineering on the track “Picked Apart By Time“. If you’re interested in a more tangible edition of the release, pick up a 7″ at this location.
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Machine Head Get Strung Up For Bloody “Now We Die” Music Video

Machine Head‘s upcoming music video for their new single “Now We Die” should be a rather bloody affair. The band posted the following photos from the recent video shoot for it with more pics available here. Their new album “Bloodstone & Diamonds” will be released November 10th on Nuclear Blast Entertainment. For now, you can hear the track in question here.
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Anthrax’s Scott Ian Recalls His First Meeting With Lemmy Of Motörhead

A clip from Anthrax, etc. guitarist Scott Ian‘s forthcoming spoken word live DVD “Swearing Words In Glasgow” went up on today. The clip centers around Ian‘s first encounter with Motörhead‘s Lemmy Kilmister and is also available after the break. “Swearing Words In Glasgow” will hit shelves on November 13th on Megaforce.
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