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Bloodbath Officially Reveal New Vocalist

After months of teases Bloodbath‘s new vocalist has been revealed to be Paradise Lost frontman Nick Holmes. The bands Jonas Renkse (also of Katatonia) said of Holmes‘ addition:

“Ever since I got into Lost Paradise back in 1990, Nick Holmes has been one of my favourite growling vocalists out there. He was always audible and articulate but still deep and definitely morbid. It is a great pleasure to work with him some 25 years later after I was introduced to his thunderous roar!”

Guitarist Anders “Blakkheim” Nyström also offered:

“Little did I expect to be working with the voice behind the death metal classic Lost Paradise, or the genre-defining Gothic and yet here we are decades later, fulfilling another death metal dream. With his sinister and ominous vocal delivery, it’s an absolute pleasure to make Old Nick the bell-ringer in Bloodbath‘s grand morbid funeral!”

Holmes fills the spot vacated by Opeth‘s Mikael Åkerfeldt. Bloodbath‘s first album with Holmes at the head has been titled “Grand Morbid Funeral” and is due in stores November 18th.

Meshuggah Debut “Do Not Look Down” Live From “The Ophidian Trek”

Meshuggah‘s live performance of “Do Not Look Down” as taken from their “The Ophidian Trek” live Blu-ray/DVD is now available. The below clip of that from the set debuted today at Both “The Ophidian Trek” and a remastered version of “I” will be released September 30th through Nuclear Blast.
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Carcass Detail New EP “Surgical Remission”/”Surplus Steel”

Carcass have revealed what they have in store for fans on their new “Surgical Remission“/”Surplus Steel” EP that Nuclear Blast have due for a November 11th release. The outing will feature various odds and ends from their “Surgical Steel” cycle:

01 – “A Wraith In The Apparatus
02 – “Intensive Battery Brooding
03 – “Zochrot
04 – “Livestock Marketplace
05 – “1985 (Reprise)

A colored vinyl pressing is in the works with this fitting teaser image having been revealed:
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Fuck The Facts Stream New Song “L’impasse” From “Abandoned” EP

Fuck The Facts‘ “Abandoned” EP is slated to be released October 01st. The three-song affair shapes up as follows:

01 – “Endless Emptiness
02 – “Disabused
03 – “L’impasse

A stream of the third track, “L’impasse” is ready for you after the break. All three of the included tracks originally began life during the “Die Miserable” sessions. In addition to a digital release, the effort will be released on 100 limited edition cassettes, which you can pre-order here.

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Megadeth To Release Five Early Albums On Picture Disc Vinyl In November

Megadeth will be releasing their first five major label albums on picture disc vinyl in the US on November 11th through UMe. Frontman/guitarist Dave Mustaine oversaw the remastered mixes for the new pressings. Each album’s requisite cover art will appear as the image on the vinyl. Albums getting the treatment include:

Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying?
So Far, So Good…So What!
Rust In Peace
Countdown To Extinction

Pre-orders for all five are currently available at Amazon.

Down will trek through North America in December as part of a headlining run dubbed ‘The Punk Rock But Kinda Not Tour‘. Support on that run will come from Orange Goblin, Bl’ast! and King Parrot with the following dates booked:

12/01 San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theater
12/03 Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues
12/05 Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium
12/06 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
12/07 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
12/08 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
12/10 Seattle, WA – The Showbox
12/11 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
12/13 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
12/14 Calgary, AB – Flames Central
12/15 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
12/17 Denver, Co – The Summit Music Hall
12/19 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
12/20 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
12/21 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live

A stream of a second track from Primus‘ tribute album to the music of the 1971 film adaptation of ‘Charlie And The Chocolate Factory‘ has been released. You can hear “Golden Ticket” from that set below thanks to Spin. The album, titled “Primus & The Chocolate Factory With The Fungi Ensemble“, will be released October 21st.

The band will begin officially touring in support of the album next month and have just added new shows in Escondido, CA, Oakland, CA, Portland, OR & Seattle, WA to their itinerary:

10/22 Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theatre
10/24 Albany, NY – Palace Theatre
10/25 Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
10/26 Burlington, VT – Flynn Center for Performing Arts
10/28 Waterbury, CT – Palace Theater
10/29 Baltimore, MD – Hippodrome
10/31 New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
11/01 New Brunswick, NJ – State Theatre
11/02 Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory
11/03 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
11/05 St. Louis, MO – Peabody Opera House
11/07 Cincinnati, OH – Taft Theatre
11/08 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
11/09 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
11/11 Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theater
11/12 Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
11/14 Biloxi, MS – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
11/15 Austin, TX – ACL live at the Moody Theater
11/16 Dallas, TX – The Majestic Theatre
11/17 San Antonio, TX – Majestic Theatre
11/19 Phoenix, AZ – Orpheum Theatre Phoenix
11/21 Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum Theatre LA
11/22 Escondido, CA – Center For The Arts
12/31 Oakland, CA – Fox Theater (‘New Years Eve‘ show)
01/02 Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
01/03 Seattle, WA – Paramount Theater

If you’ve yet to see it, the band have begun playing a handful of shows this month with Tool drummer Danny Carey behind the kit. Fan-filmed footage from the shows thus far can be found here.

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Sepultura Perform “Roots Bloody Roots” With Les Tambours du Bronx

The following official live footage of Sepultura performing “Roots Bloody Roots” with percussion outfit Les Tambours du Bronx at the 2013 ‘Rock In Rio‘ has been released. It is taken from their “Sepultura And Les Tambours du Bronx: Metal Veins – Alive At Rock In Rio“, out tomorrow, September 16th.
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Track Listing Finalized For Devin Townsend’s “Z2″ Double Album

The finalized track listing has come to light for Devin Townsend‘s war with Ziltoid. As previously revealed, Townsend will be releasing an upcoming Devin Townsend Project double-album named “Z2“. The crowdfunded outing will pit his Devin Townsend Project against his Ziltoid alter ego and run as follows:

Disc 1: Devin Townsend Project – “Sky Blue“:

01 – “Rejoice
02 – “Fallout
03 – “Midnight Sun
04 – “A New Reign
05 – “Universal Flame
06 – “Warrior
07 – “Sky Blue
08 – “Silent Militia
09 – “Rain City
10 – “Forever
11 – “Before We Die
12 – “The Ones Who Love

Disc 2: Ziltoid – “Dark Matters“:

01 – “
02 – “From Sleep Awake
03 – “Ziltoidan Empire
04 – “War Princess
05 – “Deathray
06 – “March Of The Poozers
07 – “Wandering Eye
08 – “Earth
09 – “Ziltoid Goes Home
10 – “Through The Wormhole
11 – “Dimension Z

An additional third disc will be included with a deluxe digipak edition and feature the “Dark Matters” album without the extra dialogue. Anneke van Giersbergen and Fozzy‘s Chris Jericho are among the guests featured on the album. “Z2” will be released October 28th on Inside Out Music. Townsend will mount this North American tour with Animals As Leaders and Monuments behind the album.