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Dog Fashion Disco Film New Music Video, Announce East Coast US Tour

Dog Fashion Disco have followed through with their stretch goal of filming a new music video. The group have a clip for their track “Tastes So Sweet” in the works and have shared a picture from the shoot here. Funding for the clip comes from the excess money that came their way via their $85,000 crowdfunding campaign for their new album “Sweet Nothings“, which was released yesterday (stream it here.) In other news, the band have just rolled out the following East Coast trek for September:

09/12 New York, NY – Slake
09/13 Providence, RI – Simon’s 677
09/14 Bucksport, ME – The Kave
09/16 Greensboro, NC – Green Street Club
09/17 Fayetteville, NC – The Drunk Horse pub
09/18 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
09/19 Pensacola, FL – Handle Bar
09/20 Orlando, FL – Backbooth

Mass Mental? (Metallica/Skindred/Candiria, Etc.) To Return For August Live Show

Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo will be resurrecting his Mass Mental? project for a live set in Hollywood, CA this August. The group—who dissolved back in 2002—will feature Trujillo on bass, Benji Webbe of Skindred on vocals, Armand Sabal-Lecco on bass, Whitfield Crane of Ugly Kid Joe/Life Of Agony fame on vocals and newcomer Ken Shalk of Candiria on drums. They are scheduled to take the stage at the Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood, CA on August 26th. Tickets for the event can be purchased here.

Upon A Burning Body vocalist Danny Leal recently addressed his disappearance hoax on Ice-T‘s ‘Final Level podcast‘. Discussing that alongside members of Ill Nino—who were also fooled by the stunt—Leal weighed in on the incident, which he has been playing up lately by wearing ropes on his wrists (see below) during the bands live sets.

“We did a little bit of a publicity thing… And people thought… We said I was missing and then they turned it into this big thing and it became a pretty serious issue—people calling the cops where we were from, stuff like that—and it became a thing, and you know what then everybody now hates what we did… Whatever, they’re blaming me and it was like you know what? I’ma come out with ropes on my hands put the ropes on and take it even further.”

He later followed up saying he thought it was “entertainment” as Ice-T and members of Ill Nino weighed in on the matter. He added finally that “the name of the record was made and we wanted to do this kinda thing to help kind promote it.” You can hear the conversation here around 20:30 in. Upon A Burning Body will release their new album “The World Is My Enemy Now” on August 12th through Sumerian.

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This weeks Boxscore report features a sampling of the earnings and attendance numbers from recent shows played by:

Kiss
Def Leppard
Kobra And The Lotus
30 Seconds To Mars
Queens Of The Stone Age
Brody Dalle
Soundgarden
Chevelle
Highly Suspect
Scott Weiland
Truckfighters

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Vocalist John Garcia of Vista Chino and ex-Kyuss, etc. fame has released another solo track from his upcoming self-titled album. You can hear “Her Bullets Energy” featuring Robby Krieger of The Doors below. Napalm Records will release the album on August 05th in North America.
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Ozzy Osbourne To Release “Memoirs Of A Madman CD/DVD Compilation In October

Ozzy Osbourne‘s back catalogue has been combed for a new set titled “Memoirs Of A Madman“. Up for an October 07th release on Epic/Legacy, the set will surface as a single CD, a 2-DVD set and on 180g 2xLP. Track listings and a trailer for it can be found after the break:

CD:

01 – “Crazy Train
02 – “Mr. Crowley
03 – “Flying High Again
04 – “Over The Mountain
05 – “Bark At The Moon
06 – “The Ultimate Sin
07 – “Miracle Man
08 – “No More Tears” (edit)
09 – “Mama, I’m Coming Home
10 – “Road To Nowhere
11 – “Perry Mason
12 – “I Just Want You
13 – “Gets Me Through
14 – “Dreamer
15 – “I Don’t Wanna Stop
16 – “Life Won’t Wait
17 – “Let Me Hear You Scream

The 2-DVD set features an elaborate collection of music videos, behind the scenes footage, live performances and interviews:
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Metallica will soon be repressing some of their back catalogue on vinyl through their own Blackened Recordings label. Up for a release on August 25th are the following:

Master Of Puppets
Metallica” (black album) (2xLP)
Load” (2xLP)
St. Anger
S&M” (3xLP)
Garage, Inc.” (3xLP)

No word yet on any potential colored vinyl, etc. options.

Imprisoned ex-Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins‘ appeal for a lessened prison sentence has been denied. Legal representatives for both Watkins and an unidentified woman who was also sentenced in his case were in Cardiff Crown Court today, July 23rd, arguing for lessened sentences for the pair.

Watkins himself was sentenced to-35 years for various child sex related crimes. The woman involved sought to lessen her 17-year sentence for her role in the heinous crimes.

Watkins‘ representative Sally O’Neill argued that the sentence “was too high” and the “totality” of it was “simply too great” in respect of the offenses. Woman B’s legal representative Simon Smith meanwhile portrayed his client as a victim who had a high need for acceptance. Watkins had in fact already received a 10% discount on his sentence for entering a guilty plea and sparing the cost of a trial.

The three-judge panel will hand down their reasons for denying the appeals later in the week. It should also be noted that Watkins was absent both in-person and via video link at the proceedings. For a detailed report on the matter, head to walesonline.co.uk.

Strife Cancel Summer European/UK Tour

Strife‘s summer European touring plans have been scuttled. The group issued the following statement:

“We regret to inform you that our upcoming European/UK tour has been canceled. We apologize to all the promoters and to everyone that bought a ticket or made plans to come see us.

We will be back!”

Red Fang Release Free Acoustic EP

Red Fang have released a free acoustic EP that was recorded in London this past March for Team Rock. Going by the mouthful of a title that is “TeamRock.com Presents An Absolute Music Bunker Session With Red Fang“, you can stream/download the set for free below or via Amazon. Here’s how it runs:

01 – “Failure” (Acoustic)
02 – “Human Herd” (Acoustic)
03 – “Malverde” (Acoustic)
04 – “Failure” (Album Version)
05 – “Human Herd” (Album Version)
06 – “Malverde” (Album Version)

The group also have a video in production for their song “The Meadows” with director David Brodsky (Kylesa, Helmet) and will debut it shortly.
click here for the stream/free download…

Nine Inch Nails shows are often accompanied by intricate stage production that is developed by a small army. When everything’s working the results are jaw-dropping.the results are a bit distracting.

Some technical errors appeared to plague the production during that set with placeholder images appearing intermittently throughout the performance. You can see that in the below footage. Reznor said at one point during the set: “As you may have noticed, some things are fucking up up here.”

The band are currently out with Soundgarden on a run that features The Dillinger Escape Plan, Cold Cave and more. Find the dates here.
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Go on any bands social media profile and you are likely to see at least one fan post “come to Indonesia.” Apparently that love of metal has now made its way to the highest office of that country as 53-year old metalhead president elect Joko Widodo is in the wings to be sworn into office.

Widodo is a devout fan of the genre, often seen wearing shirts from Lamb Of God, Napalm Death and more. Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe himself posted the following on Widodo‘s successful presidency bid (for now anyway as his Widodo‘s rival Prabowo Subianto plans to challenge the vote):
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During his acceptance speech for the album of the year (for “Sempiternal“) at the ‘Alternative Press Music Awards‘ earlier this week, Bring Me The Horizon singer Oliver Sykes opened up on his struggles in the past with ketamine addiction and his time in rehab. You can watch and read what he said below:

“I want to say something that I thought I’d actually never talk about. Before we wrote “Sempiternal” I was a fucking drug addict.

I was addicted to a drug called ketamine; I was on it for years and I was fucked off my head.

My band wanted to kill me, my parents wanted to kill me and my fucking brother wanted to kill me; everyone wanted to fucking kill me.

But they didn’t. They stood by me, they supported me through all of that shit and we wrote “Sempiternal” because of it.

No one fucking knows, no one fucking knows this, this but I went to rehab for a month

And throughout that time, as well as my fucking band and my family, you guys – you had no fucking idea that I was in rehab – you were sending me letters, you were sending me texts, you were sending me fucking emails.

And when I got out of rehab I didn’t want to fucking scream it anymore, I wanted to sing if rom the fucking rooftops.

And it’s all thanks to you, so thank you very much.”

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