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More Details Come To Light On Immortal’s Trademark Dispute

The legal dispute over the rights to Immortal‘s trademarks continues to enfold. Previously, it was revealed, that frontman/guitarist Olve “Abbath” Eikemo had made moves to secure the rights to the bands trademarks, only to have that motion opposed by his bandmates, Harald “Demonaz” Nævdal and Reidar “Horgh” Horghagen.

A new report over at has a letter from Eikemo to The Norwegian Industrial Property Office which sheds more light as to why he made that move. According to Abbath, a conflict between the the three led to the other two members (Demonaz & Horgh,) implying they wanted to take a break from the outfit this past summer.

A shared rehearsal space between the three parties is also cited in the letter, with Abbath stating that the other two members moved out of it and stopped paying their shares of the rent on it—a move which he perceived as them leaving the band. He also goes on to say that Nævdal hasn’t played guitar since a 1997 injury to his arm and that Horgh was more of a hired gun than a participating songwriter.

It is further revealed that Abbath has largely completed work on a new Immortal album for Nuclear Blast with other musicians. Demonaz and Horgh are both petitioning to have the trademark split three-ways with a ruling expected to handed down in the coming months.

If the title of track 8 on Between The Buried And Me frontman Tommy Rogers‘ sophomore Thomas Giles solo album “Modern Noise” seemed indecipherable, it turns out there was a good reason. As Rogers reveals in the below tweet, the origin of the title and the content for it both came from his son:
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Soundgarden‘s Chris Cornell will perform with Mad Season (feat. Pearl Jam‘s Mike McCready and Duff McKagan of Guns N’ Roses fame) at the fourth annual ‘Sonic Evolution‘ concert. The Seattle Symphony will also be performing at the event, playing a number of compositions inspired by various grunge outfits, including Nirvana and Pearl Jam.

The Symphony will also be sitting in on some orchestral renditions of Mad Season tracks. The whole event will take place at the Benaroya Hall in Seattle, WA on January 30th and an official rundown of the planned events can be read below:

“The first half of the program features three world premieres and Seattle Symphony commissions and co-commissions. French composer Yann Robin’s Ashes, a piece inspired by the iconic American rock band Nirvana, which rose to fame in Seattle in the late 1980s, will begin the program. It is followed by Beyond Much Difference by Angelique Poteat, inspired by another legendary Seattle-based rock band of the 1990s, Pearl Jam.

Poteat participated in the Seattle Symphony Young Composers Workshop from 2002 to 2004, and has since become one of the most promising young composers for new music. The Symphony commissioned Poteat to write a chamber piece, titled Much Difference, for its May 5, 2014 concert at (Le) Poisson Rouge in New York City. Beyond Much Difference is an orchestral arrangement and expansion of the earlier chamber work.

The first half of the program concludes with Waking the Horizon, a piece conceived by Pearl Jam Lead Guitarist Mike McCready (arranged by Scott Teske). Joining Ludovic Morlot, the Symphony, and members of Vocalpoint! Seattle on stage, McCready will perform during the piece. Ludovic commented during a recent score reading with McCready: “With this collaboraton we are both coming out of our normal comfort zones. This is an incredible opportunity to learn from one another and give ourselves a chance to grow as artists.”

Mike McCready returns after intermission with American rock supergroup Mad Season, including original drummer Barrett Martin. The star-studded line up will also include iconic Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell and Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan. Ludovic Morlot will lead guest musicians and the Seattle Symphony in a debut performance of orchestral and solo arrangements of original Mad Season works.”

Further details are available here.

36 Crazyfists Announce European/UK Tour With All Hail The Yeti

36 Crazyfists continue to lineup shows in support of their forthcoming new album “Time And Trauma“, which is due in February on Spinefarm. The band have announced the following initial dates for their UK/European run with All Hail The Yeti as direct support on all stops, while Cytota also appear on the UK leg:

02/04 Plymouth, UK – The Hub
02/05 Bournemouth, UK – Sound Circus
02/06 Brighton, UK – Concorde 2
02/07 Bristol, UK – Marble Factory
02/08 Stoke, UK – Sugarmill
02/10 Glasgow, UK – Classic Grand
02/11 Newcastle, UK – O2 Academy 2
02/12 Manchester, UK – Academy 3
02/13 Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
02/14 Birmingham, UK – Asylum
02/15 Norwich, UK – Waterfront
02/17 London, UK – Electric Ballroom
02/18 Southampton, UK – Engine Rooms
02/19 Oxford, UK – O2 Academy 2
02/21 Koln, GER – MTC
02/22 Munchen, GER – Backstage
02/26 Karlsruhe, GER – Stadtmitte
02/27 Hamburg, GER – Hafenklang
02/28 Dresden, GER – Beatclub

Anthrax Recording New Album, Share Brief Studio Video

Anthrax have begun recording their new album with producer/mixer Jay Ruston (Stone Sour, Steel Panther) back behind the boards in Los Angeles, CA. The band plan to record well into January and will release the as-yet untitled outing sometime next year. In the interim, you can check out the following newly posted footage from those sessions:
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Obey The Brave, Malevolence, Napoleon & Kublai Khan UK/European Tour

Obey The Brave, Malevolence, Napoleon and Kublai Khan have a European/UK tour booked for April:

04/03 Dordrecht, NET – Bibelot
04/04 Manchester, UK – Academy 3
04/05 Southampton, UK – Joiners
04/06 Cardiff, UK – Clwb Ifor Bach
04/07 Sheffield, UK – Corporation
04/08 Glasgow, UK – Ivory Blacks
04/09 Birmingham, UK – The Oobleck
04/10 London, UK – Underworld
04/11 Durbuy, BEL – Durbuy Rock
04/12 Toulouse, FRA – Le Metronum
04/13 Madrid, SPA – Lemon
04/14 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmataz 3
04/15 Montpellier, FRA – Secret Place
04/16 Rome, ITA – Traffic
04/17 Bologna, ITA – Blogos
04/18 Lindau, GER – Club Vaudeville
04/19 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
04/20 Berlin, GER – Magnet
04/21 Warsaw, POL – Hydrozagadka
04/22 Kosice, SLO – Collosseum
04/23 Budapest, HUN – Kvlt
04/24 Wien, AUT – Impericon Festival
04/25 Oberhausen, GER – Impericon Festival
04/27 Munchen, GER – Feierwerk
04/28 Trier, GER – Exhaus
04/29 Stuttgart, GER – Cann
04/30 Paris, FRA -Impericon Festival (no Napoleon)

Suicide Silence, Whitechapel, Carnifex, Adept, Rise Of The Northstar and Walking Dead On Broadway will unite for the 2015 ‘Progression Tour‘. That trek will take place in Germany in April.

04/21 Hamburg, GER – Markthalle
04/22 Berlin, GER – C-Club
04/23 Munich, GER – Backstage Werk
04/27 Nurmberg, GER – Hirsch
04/28 Frankfurt, GER – Battschkapp
04/29 Stuttgart, GER – LKA Longhorn

The ‘Psycho California‘ festival (formerly known as ‘Psycho de Mayo‘) will return on May 15th-17th at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA. Three headlining acts will be announced on January 15th, 2015, until then the following artists have been already been confirmed:

Russian Circles
Orange Goblin
Stoned Jesus
Old Man Gloom
Cave In
Acid Witch
Electric Citizen
Eagle Twin
True Widow
Lord Dying
Death By Stereo
Radio Moscow
Ancient Altar
Samsara Blues Experiment
The Well
Wo Fat
Destroyer of Light
Slow Season
Crypt Trip
Lords of Beacon House
Tumbleweed Dealer
Sinister Haze
Red Wizard