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Of Mice & Men Announce Spring European/UK Tour

Of Mice & Men have added a UK leg of dates to their European headlining tour next year. Here’s how the dates pan out:

03/11 Paris, FRA – Machine Moulin Rouge
03/12 Cologne, GER – Live Music Hall
03/13 Amsterdam, NET – Melkweg
03/14 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
03/16 Stockholm, SWE – Tyrol
03/17 Gothenburg, SWE – Tradgarn
03/19 Berlin, GER – C Club
03/20 Munich, GER – Backstage Halle
03/21 Solothurn, SWI – Kofmehl
03/23 Karlsruhe, GER – Substage
03/24 Brussels, BEL – AB
03/26 Southampton – O2 Guidhall
03/27 Bristol, UK – O2 Academy 1
03/28 London, UK – O2 Brixton Academy
03/30 Glasgow, UK – Barrowlands
03/31 Newcastle, UK – O2 Academy 1
04/02 Nottingham, UK – Rock City
04/03 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy 1
04/04 Manchester, UK – O2 Academy 1

From First To Last have released the following track from their next effort, “Dead Trees“. That outing will apparently now be a full-length album and was previously successfully crowdfunded. “Dead Trees” is the title track to their new album, which is reportedly due out May 12th. Both the album and below song feature Periphery frontman Spencer Sotelo handling the vocals.
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System Of A Down Announce ‘Wake Up The Souls Tour’

System Of A Down have announced the dates for their ‘Wake Up The Souls Tour‘ which will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. The band released the following statement of that trek:

System of a Down will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide with their Wake Up The Souls Tour, commencing on April 10th and concluding with their first-ever performance in Armenia with a free show in Yerevan’s Republic Square. Follow the link below [Systemofadown.com] for more information about the #WakeUpTheSouls Tour, and how you can get involved in raising awareness about the Armenian genocide and its worldwide ramifications. Check out the tour dates below.”

04/10 London, UK – Wembley Arena
04/13 Cologne, GER – Lanxess Arena
04/14 Lyon, FRA – La Halle Tony Gariner
04/16 Brussels, BEL – Forest National
04/17 Amsterdam, NET – Forest National
04/20 Moscow, RUS – Olymphisky
04/23 Yerevan, ARM – Republic Square (free show)

Additional touring plans include:

12/13 Inglewood, CA – The Forum (‘KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas‘)
09/24 Rio de Janeiro, BRA – Rock In Rio

The Music Of Carcass & Goatwhore Shows Up On ‘Elementary’ TV Series

There appears to be a metal fan involved with the CBS TV series ‘Elementary‘. The music of both Carcass (‘Captive Bolt Pistol‘) & Goatwhore (‘Baring Teeth For Revolt‘) made a cameo of sorts during a recent episode of the series. Topping the whole thing off is the apparent nod to late Death frontman Chuck Schuldiner, as you can see in the below clip.
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Texas In July have headed home from tour early as a result of a “severe medical emergency” for their drummer Adam Gray. The band announced the matter:

“We’re so sorry to say this but we unfortunately will not be able to attend any of the remaining dates of our current Canadian tour, due to a sudden and severe medical emergency for Adam. After seeing multiple doctors and an overnight stay in the hospital, we’re told that he will be completely okay – and will be back at the drum kit soon – but with that we need to get him back home and let him rest up for the time being. Hoping for a speedy recovery and we’ll do our best to keep you updated!

Canada, we were so looking forward to this tour and apologize for all of the cancelled dates. We, of course, plan to make it up to you sometime soon. Our friends in Within The Ruins will continue on the tour without us, so please be sure to go out and support them!”

The Faceless Announce January Shows

Having recently lost a significant portion of their lineup (including bassist Evan Brewer and drummer Alex Rudinger) The Faceless will return early next year with yet another revised roster. The group haven’t announced who will take their spots yet, but they have confirmed the following two appearances:

01/17 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum (‘Overload Festival‘)
01/24 Dallas, TX – Trees (‘Winter Jamboree‘)

Cancer Bats have aligned with Metal Blade Records for the March 10th North American release of their new album “Searching For Zero“. The group worked on the opus with producer Ross Robinson (Korn, Slipknot.) Frontman Liam Cormier said of what went into the effort:

“We were coming out of what was a really heavy year for all of us, with a lot of challenges, non-stop touring and the deaths of people really close to the band. With all of these things we’ve had to deal with this past year, we were all at the point of saying “no more bullshit”, we’ve dealt with everything, nothing is standing in our way. We’ve found our absolute zero, where there can no longer be a negative, and from that point, everything moving forward can only be positive”

Two bonus tracks, “Kill Me Please…” and “Rust And Bone” will be available exclusively with the iTunes edition of the effort. For pre-orders, head to Metalblade.com.

From Autumn To Ashes Reunion In The Works?

A Twitter account reportedly run by From Autumn To Ashes seems to be hinting at a potential comeback from the outfit. Among the tweets made are the following potentially prophetic lyrics from the bands track, “Kansas City 90210“:

“If I wanted to make a comeback would kids receive me? Unemployment, I’ve been ruined by young hands clapping.”

Korn Announce Early 2015 European/UK Tour

Korn‘s early 2015 plans will include a tour of Europe and the UK, here’s the dates booked thus far:

01/14 Dublin, IRE – 3 Arena
01/16 Sheffield, UK – Motorpoint Arena
01/18 Glasgow, UK – The Hydro
01/19 Newcastle, UK – Metro Radio Arena
01/20 Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
01/22 Liverpool, UK – Echo Arena
01/23 London, UK – Wembley SSE Arena
01/24 Cardiff, UK – Motorpoint Arena
01/26 Nottingham, UK – The Capital FM Arena
01/27 Birmingham, UK – Barclaycard Arena
01/29 Groningen, NET – De Oosterpoort en de Stadsschouwburg
01/30 Cologne, GER – Palladium
02/01 Milan, ITA – Alcatraz

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