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Weedeater, Full Of Hell & Lazer/Wulf November US Tour

Weedeater, Full Of Hell and Lazer/Wulf will be touring the Eastern side of the US in November, hitting the following cities:

11/03 Pittsburgh, PA – The Rex Theater
11/04 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
11/05 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
11/06 Holyoke, MA – Waterfront Tavern
11/07 New York, NY – St. Vitus Bar
11/08 Dayton, OH – Rock Star Arena
11/09 Chicago, IL – Double Door
11/10 Grand Rapids, MI – Pyramid Scheme
11/11 Indianapolis, IN – 5th Quarter
11/12 Newport, KY – Thompson House
11/13 Atlanta, GA – 529
11/14 Savannah, GA – The Jinx
11/15 St. Petersburg, FL – The State Theater

Butcher Babies Get Chained Up For New Music Video Shoot

There’s an elaborate new Butcher Babies music video in the works and some shots from yesterday’s filming for it can be found below. One of the images featured the lyrics for the bands the bands cover of Napoleon XIV‘s “They’re Coming To Take Me Away“—suggesting it will be the track the video is for. That cover will appear on the bands forthcoming covers EP, “Uncovered“, out September 30th on Century Media. A new preview of the EP was released this week and can be heard here.
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Obscura Welcome New Guitarist

Obscura are back up to snuff with the addition of guitarist Tom “Fountainhead” Geldschläger to their lineup. The band issued the following statements regarding his addition:

“It gives me great pleasure to anounce that I’ve joined Obscura as their new guitar-player. Having already worked with Linus and past members Christian and Hannes in recent projects and having followed the band’s career closely since their very first tour, the transition felt completely natural. Taking over Christians duties in the band makes me feel equal parts proud and at ease, since we’ve known and respected each other for many years. I’m very much looking forward to touring the world with my fantastic new band-mates, entering the studio for a new record VERY soon and also being able to bring my playing on both fretted and fretless guitars to a wider audience through this exciting new opportunity.” – Tom “Fountainhead” Geldschläger

Tom “Fountainhead” Geldschläger and Sebastian Lanser will add some new and fresh vibes to Obscura’s trademark sound. Adding fretless guitars and more fusion drumming will definitely influence our songwriting. I am looking forward desperately to work with this new talented group of musicians on the fourth record. At the moment we are in the middle of writing new material, rearranging previously written ideas and start preparing the upcoming liveshows in 2015. First festivals will be announced soon, worldwide touring activities follow the album release. With a new record, intense performances and a full live production we want to meet our fans & friends around the globe!” – Steffen Kummerer

Fountainhead is the alter-ego of guitar player / composer / producer Tom Geldschläger. Currently operating from his studio in berlin, germany, Tom has appeared on countless records as a guitar player, arranger, producer, mixing-engineer and sometimes keyboard player. He recorded and toured with artists like Ray Riendeau, Marco Minnemann, Jimmy Pitts, Xell, The Living among others and has been featured in various magazines around the globe, most recently “guitar plus” and “gitarre & bass”. Fountainhead is endorsed by Steinberg Software, Loxx Products, Soultool Guitars and GoodTone Pickups, from which “Fountainhead signature” guitar models and pick-up sets are available.

Obscura is:

Steffen Kummerer – guitars & vocals
Tom Geldschläger – guitars
Linus Klausenitzer – bass
Sebastian Lanser – drums”

Veil Of Maya & Vocalist Brandon Butler Rumored To Have Parted Ways

Update – September 26th 1:02pm:

The band have now officially confirmed Butler‘s departure.

Original Story:

MetalSucks are running a rumor that Veil Of Maya have parted ways with their vocalist Brandon Butler. Butler‘s Facebook appears to have originated the rumor, with an employment status update having listed him as leaving the band and starting a new job at a painting contracting company earlier this month.

It would appear that Butler is serious about his new position—or at the very least tired of long hair—as he has taken on the below new haircut. Interestingly, Butler‘s Twitter profile has also appears to have undergone a transformation, previously it was @vombrandon and has since been changed to @bbutler1985. As of yet nothing official on the matter has been released.

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Primus Tease The Return Of Drummer Tim “Herb” Alexander With New Footage

Primus tease the return of their drummer Tim “Herb” Alexander in the below video, which finds Alexander getting his chops back up to speed. Alexander suffered a heart attack and underwent the resulting triple bypass surgery this past summer. He has most recently been in physical therapy to get prepared for the bands next tour, which kicks off on October 22nd.

The group will be touring behind “Primus & The Chocolate Factory With The Fungi Ensemble“—a new album inspired by the music featured in the 1971 film adaptation of ‘Charlie And The Chocolate Factory‘. That set will be in stores on October 21st.
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Betraying The Martyrs, Texas In July, Upon This Dawning, Etc. European/UK Tour

Betraying The Martyrs will headline a European tour in early 2015 with support from Texas In July, Upon This Dawning and Make Them Suffer. Dates for that run are as follows:

01/30 Nürnberg, GER – Hirsch
01/31 Holland Utrecht, NET – Helling
02/01 Cardiff, UK – Clwb Ifor Bach
02/02 London, UK – Underworld
02/03 Manchester, UK – Sound Control
02/04 Glasgow, UK – Cathouse
02/05 Southampton, UK – Joiners
02/06 Brighton, UK – Audio
02/07 Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
02/08 Antwerp, BEL – Kavka
02/09 Paris, FRA – La Maroquinerie
02/10 Angouleme, FRA – La Nef
02/11 Madrid, SPA – Sala Lemon
02/12 Barcelona, SPA – Sala Razzmatazz 3
02/13 Lyon, FRA – Warm Audio
02/14 Esch/Alzette, LUX – Kulturfabrik
02/15 Geneve, SWI – L’Usine
02/16 Zürich, SWI – Komplex Klub
02/17 Bologna, ITA – Alchemica
02/18 Vienna, AUT – Arena
02/19 München, GER – Backstage
02/20 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
02/21 Leipzig, GER – Conne Island
02/22 Prague, CZE – Podnik
02/23 Warsaw, POL – Hydrozagadka
02/24 Berlin, GER – Magnet
02/25 Hamburg, GER – Logo
02/26 Copenhagen, DEN – Pumpehuset
02/27 Oslo, NOR – Sub Scene
02/28 Gothenburg, SWE – Sticky Fingers
03/01 Cologne, GER – Underground

Yesterday saw the leak of two new Machine Head tracks, which frontman/guitarist Robb Flynn had shared some words about. Today the official streams of both of those songs—”Now We Die” and the studio version of “Killers & Kings“—have gone live and can be heard after the break.

Both of those tracks are taken from the bands new album “Bloodstone & Diamonds“, which is due November 07th through Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Pre-orders for the album are now also available and can be found here (iTunes) and here (Nuclear Blast.) Meanwhile, if you’re in Oakland, CA next weekend you can quite possibly be in the bands “Now We Die” music video, get the details here.

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Butcher Babies Tease Their Suicidal Tendencies, S.O.D., Etc. Covers

Century Media have dropped the following teaser video for the Butcher Babies‘ upcoming covers EP, “Uncovered” EP. The video also firmly identifies what songs will be covered on the outing, here’s what’s featured:

01 – “Beer Drinkers And Hell Raisers” (ZZ Top cover)
02 – “They’re Coming To Take Me Away” (Napoleon XIV cover)
03 – “Don’t Give A Fuck“ (Suicidal Tendencies cover)
04 – “Crazy Horses” (The Osmonds cover)
05 – “Pussy Whipped“ (Stormtroopers Of Death cover)

The EP will be released September 30th and the band are currently on this headlining tour in support of it.
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Devilment—who feature Cradle Of Filth‘s Dani Filth on vocals—have premiered their “Even Your Blood Group Rejects Me” music video. That clip can be viewed after the break thanks to Loudwire and was shot by director Sam Scott-Hunter. Filth said of if:

“When we approached undertaking a video for the track ‘Even Your Blood Group Rejects Me‘, the intention was to create something very visually disturbing, yet stunning to look at, in a minimalistic monochrome context.

The idea was to really bring out the performance of the track and marry it to phantasmagorical images, all cut to the massive pounding beat. Through the inclusion of smoke, strobe-lighting, fire, Theban masks, exotic dance and silhouette, we have endeavoured to create a mystic atmosphere in which we plunged the entire studio into complete and utter darkness, so that the viewer’s full attention is focused on these aforementioned traits, set adrift against what appears to be the timeless whirls of space.

Sam Scott-Hunter the director and his assistant for the day, band photographer Dex Jezierski, both pulled out all the stops to make this video come to horrid artistic fruition, and we even enlisted the help of my wife Toni and daughter Luna for hair, angle-grinding, make-up and costume, all for the benefit of keeping our cinematic occult activities a closed secret from the unsuspecting human world.

As a band we are all extremely pleased with the outcome of our dalliance with the dark arts and hope that viewers to this visual feast will enjoy it just as much as we did weaning the video from its deep Satanic birth.”

Devilment are preparing to release their debut album “The Great And Secret Show” on Halloween, October 31st, through Nuclear Blast. A limited edition first run of the effort will sport a bonus cover of Midnight Oil‘s “Beds Are Burning” with a cameo from Bam Margera.
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