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System Of A Down’s Shavo Odadjian To Launch New Jewelry Line And Radio Show

After a considerable time in development, System Of A Down bassist Shavo Odadjian will be launching his own ‘Sinister Soul‘ jewelry line on September 27th at Sinistersoul.com. Odadjian will also be soon launching his own radio show on the same date, saying of it:

“Just got my own talk/music radio show where I play my favorite bands and talk about all sorts of topics. It’s called iHeartsHaVo. On #IHeartradio!! Pretty cool !!! Rude in Saturday nights. It’s gonna be very cool. My first guest is the one and only George Clinton from Pfunk!!”

Below you can take a look at some of the wares Odadjian will be offering through Sinister Soul:
click here for the jewelry…

Motionless In White have begun streaming their new album “Reincarnate” in a rather interesting way. Utlizing geolocation at this site, the group have shared a number of destinations around the world. Fans are encouraged to track down these locations and once they do, a stream of the requisite track will be unlocked for all to hear. A number of songs have already been unlocked from the effort and can be heard at the above location.

Reincarnate” is headed for a September 16th release date on Fearless and features guest appearances from Cradle Of Filth‘s Dani Filth” (“Puppets 3: The Grand Finale)“), In This Moment‘s Maria Brink (“Contemptress“) and Tim Skold (“Final Dictvm“).

Fantômas (Faith No More, Ex-Slayer, Etc.) To Return To The Stage This Year

Fantômas (Faith No More, Melvins, ex-Slayer, etc.) will return to the stage in December after a few years absence. The group have been booked for the ‘Rockout Fest‘, which is to be held at Espacio Broadway in Santiago, Chile on December 06th. Devo, Primus, Thurston Moore Band and more will also appear on the bill.

Monster Magnet have reimagined their 2013 album “Last Patrol” and will be releasing their new vision of it, titled “Milking The Stars: A Reimagining Of Last Patrol” through Napalm Records on November 18th. Vocalist/guitarist Dave Wyndorf explained the release as follows:

“This was a happy experiment for me. It’s not a re-mix record by the current definition. It’s more like Last Patrol in a “what if?” style alternate reality.

What if these songs were recorded in 1968? What would happen if I turned a pretty song into an angry one? How would adding creepy organs and Mellotrons affect the emotional vibe of a song? These are just a few of the questions that roll around in my head when I write and record any album but this time I decided to actually answer them with fully fleshed out, recorded and mixed examples.

The process actually created new songs. That’s the icing on the cake for me. New sounds, new vocals, different instruments and arrangements make for a weird 1960′s vibe totally apart from Last Patrol which was fun for Phil, Bob, Garrett, mixer Joe Barresi and myself to explore.

Finally there’s expanded versions of the songs “Last Patrol” and “Three Kingfishers” as recorded live at the AB club in Belgium, 2014. Both those songs were re-arranged for “maximum rock and psych” before we hit the road last year and feature the debut performance of new Magnet bassist, Chris Kosnik. Personally, I think they beat the original versions.

Rock on!”

The track listing & cover art for “Milking The Stars” can be found below alongside a stream of the track “No Paradise For Me” from the set:

01 – “Let The Circus Burn
02 – “Mindless Ones ’68
03 – “No Paradise For Me
04 – “End Of Time (B-3)
05 – “Milking The Stars
06 – “Hellelujah (Fuzz And Swamp)
07 – “I Live Behind The Clouds (Roughed Up And Slightly Spaced)
08 – “Goliath Returns
09 – “Stay Tuned (Even Sadder)
10 – “The Duke (Full On Drums ‘N Wah)
11 – “Last Patrol” (Live)
12 – “Three Kingfishers” (Live)
click here for the stream & cover art…

If you’d like to hear what Killswitch Engage frontman Jesse Leach describes as a “junky thrash song” which he wrote and performed, check out the below commercial for a new shirt he is offering. More on that is available at Jesseleach.com. Leach has of course been working on solo material as of late with a wide reach of genres being tackled.
click here for the video…

Megadeth frontman/guitarist Dave Mustaine has been forced to cancel all of the bands scheduled performances for the next eight weeks. The following statement was offered:

“Due to complications arising from a previous cervical spine surgery, and upon his doctor’s strict recommendations, Dave Mustaine has cancelled all performances for the next 8 weeks. With rest and treatment, he is expected to recover and resume performing soon. The band was looking forward to the concerts and cruise, and is disappointed that they will not be able to see their fans. Megadeth expects to return to the road and will see their fans soon!”

Among the casualties of this situation is the bands planned appearance on ‘Motörhead’s Motörboat‘. In light of their departure from the bill, an all-star jam band dubbed Metal Allegiance will be joining the cruise. Among the musicians due to take part in that collective are:

Philip H Anselmo (Down, ex-Pantera)
Joey Belladonna (Anthrax)
Chuck Billy (Testament)
Chris Broderick (Megadeth)
Jon Donais (Anthrax/Shadows Fall)
Scott Ian (Anthrax)
Mark Zavon (Kill Devil Hill)
Frank Bello (Anthrax)
Rex Brown (Kill Devil Hill, ex-Pantera)
David Ellefson (Megadeth)
Charlie Benante (Anthrax)
Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs, ex-Dream Theater)

New Slipknot Bassist & Drummer Won’t Get Their Own Individual Masks

While the identity of Slipknot‘s new bassist and drummer remains under wraps, band frontman Corey Taylor has revealed that both will be wearing a similar mask. Taylor told Full Metal Jackie:

“We wanted to make something that still looked unified but still stayed with the spirit of what the band is all about. Instead of trying to find something that was individualistic, we designed — well, Clown designed a mask that the drummer and the bass player will both wear. On one hand they get a mask but at the same time, it’s not the individual mask that we in the band use.

We knew that any attempt to do anything like that might be taken as disrespectful, but at the same time it’s part of the way of moving, getting past the hardest steps, which is just moving on. So, we decided that we would come up with a mask that works for both the bassist and the drummer and that’s what they’ll wear on stage.”

Speaking on whether or not making the bands new album “.5: The Gray Chapter” was an uncomfortable experience given the passing of bassist Paul Gray and departure of drummer Joey Jordison, Taylor replied:

“I don’t know if it was uncomfortable, but the big difference was that it was the first album that we were doing without Paul, without Joe, and you know when you find yourself in a situation like that you either fall back on your heels or you rise to the occasion and you ask yourself how can we kind of fill in those blanks and still make the kind of music we want to listen to?

So I think that the biggest thing for us was to just fill in some really big shoes. Luckily we really rose to the occasion and really kind of went above and beyond as far as musically. I’m loving this new album. I mean just as not only as a person who’s in Slipknot but just as a fan of music like this. I really love what we’ve done on this album.”

.5: The Gray Chapter” will be released October 21st through Roadrunner.

Northlane Working On New Album, Plan Deluxe Edition Of “Singularity”

Northlane have a new album and deluxe version of their latest outing “Singularity” in the works. Both releases will come as part of a new partnership between the bands Australian label UNFD and Rise Records. The group said of that:

“Our label UNFD has joined forces with Rise Records, who will be releasing all of their titles in the USA moving forward. What this means for us is that Northlane‘s albums will now be readily available all over the United States, including the Deluxe version of “Singularity“, which is now available for pre-order as a Double 12″ LP and Double CD package.

We are currently spending a lot of time writing our new album, which will be released worldwide in the first half of 2015. In the mean time, we will be announcing an extensive tour of the USA and Canada in the coming weeks, and we will be telling you more about the album and sharing some of our writing experience with you shortly.

Thanks to everyone for being patient with waiting for new material. Northlane puts EVERYTHING into our music, and it takes us time to make it perfect. Meanwhile, we’ll see everyone on tour soon – Australia, look forward to a performance announcement in the next fortnight also.”

A pre-order for the new version of “Singularity“, out October 28th, can be found here.

Every Time I Die Appear On ‘NHL 15′ Soundtrack

Every Time I Die have landed a spot on the soundtrack to the newly released video game, ‘NHL 15‘. The groups track “El Dorado” appears in the game, alongside artists such as Fall Out Boy, Death From Above 1979, Wolfmother and more.

Man Who Was Arrested For Posting Exodus Lyrics On Facebook Speaks

Billboard.com have more word from James Evans, the 31-year-old man who was recently arrested for posting some admittedly touchy lyrics to an Exodus song on his Facebook (see here for his and the bands initial comments on that.)

Evans describes the series of events as “surreal” and outlines just how his arrest took place in the piece. While Evans faced an initial charge of “terrorist threatenings”—a Class C felony—he was recently handed a deferment for six months and a mental evaluation which should get the charges dropped from his record. Evans was quoted as saying of the ordeal:

“I couldn’t believe it got that out of hand. At the same time it’s worrisome because I have a family to take care of. I have a three-month-old son.”

Drowning Pool will headline ‘The unLUCKy 13th Anniversary Tour‘ this fall with support from Like A Storm, A Breach Of Silence and Red Tide Rising. The trek will find Drowning Pool performing their platinum-selling 2001 album “Sinner” in its entirety. With an official announcement still looming, the following stops have emerged:

11/02 Sioux Falls, SD – The District
11/04 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios Live
11/14 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory

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