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Killswitch Engage Record New Song For “Game Of Thrones” Mixtape

Killswitch Engage‘s mystery track has been revealed to be a part of an upcoming mixtape put together by HBO for their “Game Of Thrones” TV series. Band frontman Jesse Leach confirmed the news with the following:

“HBO is in the studio with us?! Yup word is out! @killswitchengage are part of the #GameOfThrones mixtape! #CatchTheThrone dudes are stoked! New song coming soon!”

Old Man Gloom (Converge, Cave In, Etc.) Announce Routing For West Coast Tour

Old Man Gloom (Converge, Cave In, ex-Isis) will make their way out west for a trek which they are calling their ‘West Coast Residency 2015‘. Thus far the routing for the tour has been announced:

02/26 Vancouver, BC – TBA
02/27 Seattle, WA – TBA
02/28 Portland, OR – TBA
03/02 Chico, CA – TBA
03/03 San Francisco, CA – TBA
03/04 Los Angeles, CA – TBA

As revealed yesterday, the band will back out that way in May for the ‘Psycho California‘ festival. The band just recently put out their ‘The Ape Of God” double-album.

Exhumed Re-Record “Gore Metal”, Reveal Gruesome New Artwork And Track

Exhumed have re-recorded their 1998 album “Gore Metal” and will release the revamped version, now titled “Gore Metal – A Necrospective 1998 – 2015“, through Relapse on February 10th. Head below to hear the re-recorded version of “Open The Abscess” from the outing. All new gruesome artwork for it has also been revealed and can be seen after the break as well. Pre-orders on various vinyl formats and more can be obtained at
click here for the stream & cover art…

The initial lineup for the 2015 ‘Southeast Beast‘ festival has been officially announced. The fest will be held April 04th-05th at Aqua in Jacksonville, FL. Here’s who has been confirmed thus far with more artists to be announced at a later date:

New Found Glory (playing “Sticks & Stones“)
Life Of Agony
Rotting Our
Earth Crisis
(playing “Destroy The Machines“)
A Loss For Words
(final appearance)
Artifex Pereo
Bad Luck
The Banner
Boys No Good
Crime In Stereo
Cross Me
King Nine
Old Wounds
The Orphan The Poet
This Wild Life
Ture Love
Wisdom In Chains

Electric Wizard & Satan’s Satyrs Booked For Spring North American Tour

Electric Wizard and Satan’s Satyrs will hit the road in the spring of next year for the below North American run:

03/31 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
04/01 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
04/02 New York, NY – Webster Hall
04/03 Boston, MA – Royale
04/04 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
04/05 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
04/07 Chicago, IL – Metro
04/08 Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
04/10 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
04/11 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
04/13 Seattle, WA – Neumos
04/14 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
04/15 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
04/17 San Francisco, CA – Slims
04/18 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
04/19 Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy

Falling In Reverse Confirm Dates For February European Tour

Falling In Reverse will be touring Europe in February with the following dates booked. No word yet on support acts for this latest tour. Yesterday the band released a brand new track titled “God, If You Are Above…” which you can check out here.

02/02 Paris, FRA – Machine Du Moulin Rouge
02/03 Antwerp, BEL – Trix
02/04 Hamburg, GER – Markthalle
02/06 Warsaw, POL – Proxima
02/07 Berlin, GER – C Club
02/09 Wien, AUT – Arena
02/10 Munchen, GER – Theaterfabrik
02/11 Solothurn, SWI – Kofmehl
02/13 Milan, ITA – Magazzini Generali & Fabrique
02/14 Karlsruhe, GER – Substage
02/15 Cologne, GER – Essigfabrik
02/17 Utrecht, NET – Tivoli Rotunda

The 2015 inductees into the ‘Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame‘ have been officially unveiled. Making their way into the hall next year are:

Ringo Starr
The “5” Royales
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
Green Day
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
Lou Reed
Stevie Ray Vaughn & Double Trouble
Bill Withers

A list of original nominees who didn’t make the cut, including Nine Inch Nails and N.W.A., can be found here. The induction ceremony will take place in Cleveland, OH on April 18th.

Close Your Eyes vocalist Sam Ryder Robinson has left the band, announcing his exit with the following statement:

“Hello Friends! Sam here.
First of, I’ve truly never wanted to do one of these but it seems to be the only way to update people these days.

The cogs are turning in the CYE camp right now for 2015. I wish i didn’t have to sum it up so quickly in a rushed social media post, but I feel this is the time to announce that my journey with CYE is at an end. I’ve had an absolute blast over the last two years and I want to thank my bandmates who’ve taken me on this crazy ride. I’ve been working on another project for some time and I really feel like it’s the right moment for me to follow where that takes me.

Like most of you, each of us have so many dreams, hopes and schemes and I’d like to wish the guys luck in theirs and success for each of you in yours.

Huge thanks to all the fans that have made the shows so great. Kaz<, Gus and all the fans in South America deserve a special mention. I’ll be seeing you all again I’m sure. Be excellent to each other!

I hope this sums up my thoughts better than what I can express here.

‘Do whatever works for you, there’s no substitute for staying true'”

The bands former vocalist, Shane Raymond, appears to have been recruited in his place and will be on hand for their appearance at the 2015 ‘South By So What?! Festival‘ . He said of that coming show:

“I cannot begin to say how excited I am that Close Your Eyes will be performing at South by So What this year! Even more so, I cannot express how grateful I am to be sharing the moment with some of my dearest friends and brothers once again. It’s going to be a blast!”

Enter Shikari, Stray From The Path, Marmozets, Hundredth, Etc. Tour Announced

Enter Shikari will headline ‘The Mindsweep Tour‘ with support from Stray From The Path, Marmozets, Hundredth and A Lot Like Birds.

With Hundredth:

03/23 Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds
03/24 New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues
03/26 Orlando, FL – The Social
03/27 St. Petersburg, FL – State Theatre
03/28 Jacksonville, FL – Underbelly
03/30 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
03/31 Greensboro, NC – CDEC

With A Lot Like Birds:

04/01 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
04/03 New York, NY – Gramercy
04/04 Philadelphia, PA – TLA
04/06 Boston, MA – Paradise
04/07 Montreal, QC – Club Soda
04/08 Toronto, ON – Mod Club
04/09 Pontiac, MI – Crofoot Ballroom
04/10 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
04/11 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
04/12 Lawrence, KS – Granada
04/14 Denver, CO – Marquis
04/16 Salt Lake City, UT – Murray Theatre
04/17 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
04/18 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
04/19 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
04/21 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
04/23 Los Angeles, CA – House of Blues
04/24 San Diego, CA – Soma
04/25 Mesa, AZ – Nile Basement
04/26 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad (no Stray From The Path)
04/28 San Antonio, TX – Korova (no Stray From The Path)

Enter Shikari‘s new album “The Mindsweep” is headed for a January 20th release date.

Comeback Kid, Bane, My Iron Lung, Etc. European/UK Tour

Comeback Kid, Bane, My Iron Lung and more have been confirmed for the following European tour:

With World Eater:

05/04 Gottingen, GER – Lumiere
05/05 Hannover, GER – Chez Heinz
05/07 Prague, CZE – Furum
05/08 Budapest, HUN – Blue Hell
05/09 Belgrade, SER – Dom Omladine
05/10 Sarajevo, BOS – Underground
05/11 Zagreb, CRO – Mocvara
05/12 Ljbuljana, SLO – Gala Hala
05/13 Milano, ITA – Honky Tonky Club
05/14 Rome, ITA – Traffic Club

With World Eater & Tausend Löwen unter Feinden:

05/15 Munchen, GER – Feierwerk
05/16 Lindau, GER – Club Vaudeville

With World Eater:

05/17 Geneve, SWI – L’usine

With World Eater & Tausend Löwen unter Feinden:

05/18 Stuttgart, GER – Universum
05/19 Berlin, GER – Magnet

With Client & Tausend Löwen unter Feinden:

05/20 Munster, GER – Sputnikhalle
05/21 Trier, GER – Exhaus

Comeback Kid, Bane & My Iron Lung only:

05/22 London, UK – Garage

Will Haven Finishing Up New EP

As you can read in the below post, Will Haven are working on a new EP and recently finished up tracking the vocals for it. Details on its release and planned shows in support of it will be revealed in the very near future.
click here for the post…

Terror Universal is the chosen moniker for a new masked horror metal outfit who feature unspecified current/former members of Machine Head, Soulfly and Ill Nino. The identity of each member is shrouded not only by a mask, but also a stage name with the following lineup provided:

Vocals – Rott
Guitars – Diablous
Guitars – Thrax
Drums – Massacre

The group have an EP on the way and have already released a free download/stream of their track “Welcome To Hellhere.
click here for the lyric video and photo…