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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.

Track Listing Revealed For At The Gates’ “At War With Reality”

The track listing has emerged for At The Gates‘ much anticipated return “At War With Reality“. A deluxe digipak edition of the album, out October 28th, will feature two additional bonus tracks. Here’s how that edition shapes up:

01 – “El Altar del Dios Desconocido
02 – “Death And The Labyrinth
03 – “At War With Reality
04 – “The Circular Ruins
05 – “Heroes And Tombs
06 – “The Conspiracy Of The Blind
07 – “Order From Chaos
08 – “The Book Of Sand (The Abomination)
09 – “Language Of The Dead” (deluxe edition bonus track)
10 – “The Skin Of A Fire” (deluxe edition bonus track)
11 – “The Head Of The Hydra
12 – “City Of Mirrors
13 – “Eater Of Gods
14 – “Upon Pillars Of Dust
15 – “The Night Eternal

If you missed the cover art for the release, you can set your eyes upon it here.

HIM‘s back catalog is getting some attention with the group due to issue a new limited edition box set on November 25th. The set has been christened “Lashes To Ashes, Lust To Dust’: A Vinyl Retrospective ’96-’03” and will be released through The End Records. As evidenced by the title, the set will focus on their output from 1996-2003 and feature the following efforts on vinyl:

666 Ways To Love: Prologue
Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666
Razorblade Romance
Deep Shadows And Brilliant Highlights
Love Metal

Each outing has been remastered for the set. Meanwhile, 2-CD deluxe editions of the remastered versions of each album are also being readied, each with additional bonus tracks and a limited edition packaging.

Those releases will feature a portion of the bands Heartagram logo within the cover inserts, all of which combine to create the full logo. A stream of a bonus live version of “Right Here In My Arms” taken from the “Razorblade Romance” reissue was made available today via Billboard and can be streamed after the break.

Should you like more details on what each reissue will contain and how the packaging looks, head here. HIM will also be touring the US in support of the set, with the following dates booked:

12/09 New York, NY – Webster Hall
12/10 Boston, MA – House Of Blues
12/11 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
12/12 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
12/16 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
12/17 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
12/18 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
12/19 Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues

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Fallujah & Archspire Announce October Tour

Fallujah and Archspire will be playing a limited run of West Coast shows together in October prior to Fallujah‘s overseas touring. Here’s the dates:

10/09 Eugene, OR – Black Forest
10/11 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
10/12 Victoria, BC – Logan’s Pub
10/13 Nanaimo, BC – The Globe
10/14 Vancouver, BC – Funky Winkerbeans
10/15 Portland, OR – Slabtown
10/17 Arcata, CA – D Street Neighborhood Center
10/18 Walnut Creek, CA – Red House
10/19 Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst Atrium

Pro-shot live footage of Dream Theater performing “Strange Deja Vu” in Boston, MA can now be viewed. This particular video is culled from the groups upcoming “Breaking The Fourth Wall (Live From The Boston Opera House)” live Blu-ray/DVD, out September 30th on Roadrunner. That set focuses on the bands March 25th, 2014 show at the Boston Opera House, which saw them joined by The Berklee College Of Music Orchestra And Choir.
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36 Crazyfists & Skinlab Planning Fall West Coast 20th Anniversary Tour

36 Crazyfists and Skinlab will be taking to the road at the end of October for a joint 20th anniversary tour together. The West Coast-based trek will feature support from Armed For Apocalypse & All Hail The Yeti with dates still pending. 36 Crazyfists said of the trek and their forthcoming new album:

“As most of you know it is the 20th year of our band as well as our brothers in Skinlab‘s 20th as well!! Although our new album will not surface until early next year, we wanted to do something before the year ended, so we decided to join forces with our homies in Skinlab and rally a few weeks together on the west side ! Skinlab after all are a major reason we got our first record deal in the first place, so that being said we are hitting the road at the end of Oct and will be bringing our brothers in Armed for Apocalypse & All Hail The Yeti!!!! Dates are being filled in as we speak so stay tuned for the announcements! We will hit the globe next year with our new album and should have a release date by the end of the month. Can’t wait to get back on the road and come see you all.. We love ya
Respect
36CF”

Early Beastmilk Releases To Get Proper North American Release In October

Beastmilk‘s early releases “Use Your Deluge” and “White Stains On Black Wax” will be receiving a proper North American release next month courtesy of Magic Bullet Records. Both outings will get new colored vinyl pressings and digital releases through the label on October 14th. Plans are also being hatched for a special ‘Black Friday’ edition of “Use Your Deluge“.

Today brings two new episodes of Hatebreed, etc. frontman Jamey Jasta‘s ‘The Jasta Show‘. Below you can hear episodes 16 & 17, which find Jasta chatting with Pete Loeffler of Chevelle and Chris Motionless of Motionless In White. Check them both out after the break:
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Killswitch Engage frontman Jesse Leach resumes his series of behind the scenes footage with the latest look at their trip to Ecuador. In a posting over at Jesseleach.com, he also relayed of the clip:

“This is footage the KSE crew and I shot while in Quito Ecuador. I had such a great time exploring and taking in the culture. Unfortunately some of my best footage was deleted because I hit the wrong button while nervously fumbling around on my camera. While I was watching a crew of police beat some street vendor down…I had the whole thing on film then they turned towards me and I stopped filming and somehow deleted some amazing footage of that incident and footage of me walking around the city. However, what I do have is pretty amazing and I wanted to share with all of you.

A few quick fun facts:

-I experienced altitude sickness for the first time on this tour as Quito is 9,350 feet (2,800 meters above sea level)! The local promoter was kind enough to acquire some coca leaves (the plant has been used for thousands of years in the mountains of South America for altitude sickness) and it really did the trick. You put the leaves in the side of your mouth for 25-30 minutes and it really helped me get through a few shows. It tastes like Green tea or Yerba Mate and the effects are about the same.

-On our final day there we were able to experience a minor 6.4 earthquake at the airport (my first earthquake experience). The quake also caused a major dust storm stranding us in the Quito airport for about 5 hours (we thought it was a volcanic eruption for about a half hour as it looked like it from where we were standing). Thankfully it wasn’t a “big deal” as the locals stated they get minor earthquakes all the time. I will still never forget that day, glad we got out of Ecuador Ok.

So with out further words from me check out the most recent “KSE behind the scenes” Hope you enjoy it!

Thank you for your support & One Love! More videos to come STAY TUNED!”

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