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Every Time I Die’s Keith Buckley To Release New Novel “Scale”

Every Time I Die vocalist Keith Buckley past life as an English major no doubt came to aid him in his latest venture. Buckley has penned a semi-autobiographical novel titled “Scale“. It will mark his first venture as a published author. Publisher Rare Bird Books provided the following synopsis:

“Ray Goldman will outdrink you, out-party you and, unfortunately for him, probably outlive you. As a hopeless and struggling indie rock musician, Ray’s best chance of discovering any beauty and purpose in his dysfunctional life will come only when he ceases to struggle against life itself. These are his memoirs.

Scale chronicles Ray Goldman’s journey downward through the adversarial trials that sometimes prove necessary in facilitating an eventual ascent into truth and happiness. The odd chapters of the novel find Ray, now a 31-year-old guitar player, seeking fulfillment in the wake of a life-altering tragedy while the even chapters see him reflecting on the depravity and selfishness that hastened his descent towards it.

Scale is about the relationship between instability and balance, death and resurrection, perception and reality, but ultimately it is about the endless war waged between our disquieted minds and our noble hearts.”

Expect to find it in stores some time next year.

Faith No More Streaming Their First New Single Since 1997, “Motherfucker”

Faith No More have released the following stream of their first new single since 1997, “Motherfucker“. The track appeared today via Rolling Stone and will precede the groups new studio album, due in April on their own Reclamation Records. A limited edition 7″ will be issued for the track on November 28th (aka Black Friday’s ‘Record Store Day‘.) A digital single will be made available on December 09th. Faith No More keyboardist Roddy Bottum said of “Motherfucker

“It feels apt that the first track we’re releasing is ‘Motherfucker,’ a song about accountability.” Basically we’ve created, recorded and mixed a new body of work by ourselves and we’re releasing it on our own label. It’s a huge deal for us to only have ourselves to answer to at this point in our career and the song is about that, where the buck stops via the basic imagery of foie gras production, bondage… y’know, stuff like that.”

Global touring is currently in store for the group with the following dates booked:

02/17 Tokyo, JAP – Studio Coast
02/18 Tokyo, JAP – Studio Coast
02/21 Adelaide, AUS – Soundwave Festival
02/22 Melbourne, AUS – Soundwave Festival
02/28 Sydney, AUS – Soundwave Festival
03/01 Brisbane, AUS – Soundwave Festival
03/03 Auckland, NZ – WestFest
05/29 Nurburgring, GER – Grune Holle Festival
05/31 Munich, GER – Rockavaria Festival
06/04 Vienna, AUT – Vienna Rocks Festival
06/13 Donington, UK – Download Festival
06/20 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest

click here for the stream…

Stick To Your Guns will be out behind their new album “Disobedient” in February. The group have announced their North American headlining ‘Disobedient Tour‘, which will kick off on February 13th with support from The Amity Affliction, Being As An Ocean, ’68 and In Hearts Wake. You can find the dates below while “Disobedient” will arrive in stores on February 10th.

02/13 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
02/14 Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
02/15 Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
02/17 Chicago, IL – The Bottom Lounge
02/18 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
02/19 Toronto, ON – Mod Club
02/20 Montreal, QC – Paradox Theatre
02/21 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
02/22 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
02/23 Albany, NY – Bogie’s
02/24 Philadelphia, PA – TLA
02/25 Greensboro, NC – Cone Denim Center
02/26 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
02/27 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
02/28 Jacksonville, FL – Underbelly
03/02 San Antonio, TX – Korova
03/03 Houston, TX – Walter’s
03/04 Dallas, TX – The Door
03/05 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
03/06 Phoenix, AZ – Nile Theatre
03/08 San Diego, CA – Soma

Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe is currently in Taiwan filming a new action movie alongside members of Chthonic. Blythe made a number of posts about the film and his role in it via his Instagram, where he offered the following:

“First day at a new job. Ok, despite the fact that I love running all over Asia, taking pictures, & eating, I am really here to WORK. This is my friend Doris & I earlier today on the set of a movie that she & her band, Cthonic are making. Cthonic are from Taiwan, & they have been good friends of mine since we did Ozzfest ’07 together. Three years ago they flew me over to sing a few songs with them at a show they held in an ancient temple in the mountains of Taiwan, then me & my wife kicked it here for two weeks on vacation- Taiwan is a beautiful island, one of the hidden jewels of Asia I believe, & I couldn’t wait to come back.

Then earlier this year Freddy (Cthonic‘s singer) asked me “Hey, do you wanna be in an action movie we are making?” Let’s see, lemme think about tha- UM, YES. So I flew here from Japan after Knotfest & started filming today. The movie is supposed to primarily be a comedy with lots of action & knowing Cthonic, a bit of politics- without giving away too much of the plot, let’s just say there is a bit of civil unrest my character & the star of the movie (who is a really famous actor in Taiwan) participate in.

I’ll put some behind the scenes shots up as I get time- early call for the set tomorrow, so I’m gonna crash. PS- these are not my sunglasses- I’m supposed to look “Rock Star-ish” & my regular clothes weren’t rock star enough (I guess the Army surplus store on the Southside of RVA doesn’t carry rock star duds, hahaha)- the sunglasses kinda make feel 1970’s Asian film star though- kinda like late era-Bruce Lee. But a lot taller. And not Asian. And without being able to crush someone’s chest with a one inch punch. Dammit! Ok, so I’m not like Bruce Lee at all, hahaha.

Still, it’s gonna be FUN. PPS- no, there is no English title for the movie… YET. I’ll let y’all know when there is one.”

click here for the pictures…

Napalm Death Premiere New Song “Cesspits”

Napalm Death premiered the following stream of their new song “Cesspits” through Terrorizer today. Band frontman Mark “Barney” Greenway told the site of the song:

“‘Cesspits’ is both literally and figuratively about people living in holes. It is perhaps one of the ultimate indignities and one of those things that a blind eye is often turned to. The subject matter called for a very savage delivery, and although there are quite a few musical facets to this song, it doesn’t stop letting rip.”

January 27th is the scheduled North American release date for the bands new song, “Apex Predator – Easy Meat“.
click here for the stream…

Kiss, Motley Crue, Etc. Announced For 2015 ‘Download Festival’

An announcement has now been made for the final day of the 2015 ‘Download Festival‘. Heading up the Sunday, June 14th, date are:

Kiss
Motley Crue
Slash (feat. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators)
Enter Shikari

If you’ve missed the previous announcements, here’s what’s been revealed:

Friday, June 12th:

Slipknot
Judas Priest
Five Finger Death Punch
Black Stone Cherry

Saturday, June 13th:

Muse
Faith No More
A Day To Remember
Marilyn Manson

Further announcements for each date are planned throughout the coming months. The event will be held June 12th-14th at Donington Park, UK.

Helmet Announce US “Betty” 20th Anniversary Tour

Helmet will be bringing their “Betty” 20th anniversary tour to the US in February. The trek will see a full album performance of “Betty” followed by a second set of fan favorites. It’s also worth noting that no openers will be booked.

02/19 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
02/20 Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live
02/21 New York, NY – The Bowery Ballroom
02/22 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
02/24 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
02/25 Washington, DC – Black Cat DC
02/26 Durham, NC – Motorco
02/27 Charlotte, NC – Visulite Theatre
02/28 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade

System Of A Down’s Drummer Sends Out Another Tease Through Twitter

While it’s possible System Of A Down drummer John Dolmayan has the worst internet known to man, it’s far more likely he’s just toying with your emotions. Following his open-ended tweet of “Yes, it’s true” earlier in the week, Dolmayan has returned today with the following equally as cryptic tweet. The apparent teasing accompanies a number of show announcements.
click here for the tweet…

NYVES (Demon Hunter, Ex-Project 86) Crowdfund Over $50,000 For Debut Album

NYVES—the fledgling electronic music project from Demon Hunter vocalist Ryan Clark and Randy Torres (ex-Project 86)—can count themselves among the crowdfunding success stories. The outfit have managed to surpass their $50,000 goal (they’ve raised $51,462 as of this posting) in less than two weeks. If you’re interested in the project, check out its Kickstarter.

Cloudkicker & Intronaut’s ‘Live’ Album Available For Streaming

Cloudkicker and Intronaut‘s in-studio live album taken from their collaborative live run earlier this year is up for streaming. The effort was recorded at Fathom Tree Recording in Austin, TX this past April during Cloudkicker‘s first-ever tour, in which Intronaut served as the backing band to Cloudkicker‘s Ben Sharp. Century Media will release the effort on November 24th.
click here for the stream…

Soundgarden Offer Free Download Of “The Telephantasm” Remix

If an email signup and solving a puzzle doesn’t deter you, then a free download of a Soundgarden remix may be in your future. Should you complete both tasks you will be rewarded with the ‘Resurrection Remix‘ of “The Telephantasm“, as taken from the bands new rarities set, “Echo Of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across The Path“. That 3-CD set will be released next week, November 24th. For the puzzle itself, head to echoofmiles.com.

Cynic Drummer Sean Reinert Exits Death (DTA) Tour, Gene Hoglan Steps In

The ongoing Death (DTA) tour with Obituary, Massacre and Rivers Of Nihil has seen Cynic drummer Sean Reinert exit for health concerns. Fellow Death alumni Gene Hoglan (Testament, ex-Strapping Young Lad, etc.) will be taking his place on the trek, dates for which are available here. Meanwhile, Reinert said of his exit:

“Hey guys,

I was going to issue this statement today but it looks like the cat’s already been let out of the bag and people are drawing some crazy conclusions. So let me address what is going on with the tour change.

Yes, it is with great regret that I left the DTA tour after the San Francisco show Sunday night. Although I have spent weeks rehearsing for this tour and was very excited to put on great performances, it was not meant to be. For the past six months I have been suffering from lower back spasms, extreme muscle fatigue and limited grip strength.

It’s no big secret that after over the last two years and two major surgeries (full achilles repair on my right ankle and a year later knee surgery on my left knee for a torn MCL) that I’ve gained a lot of weight due to recovery and pain. All of this culminated in the perfect storm.

I realized that the situation was not getting better the more I played. Shortening the set was not something that I felt was fair to the fans and after three shows I realized the best thing for the tour was to get Gene in the fold and for me to get some definitive answers. Fortunately, Gene is available to take over for me starting tonight in Seattle.

He is of course a f*#king beast behind the kit and there’s no one better to fill in for me. I have already consulted with my Physician and will have a series of tests over the next few weeks to check for for everything from carpal/cubital tunnel syndrome to other possible nerve/spinal/back issues. I am sorry to the many fans who were looking forward to seeing me play this tour and I hope to make it up to you in the future.

-Sean