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Madball have announced the details for their new album “Hardcore Lives“, which will tentatively arrive in North American stores on July 01st. The band recorded the outing with producer Zeuss (Hatebreed, Soulfly) with frontman Freddy Cricien saying of it:

“I shouted ‘Hardcore Lives‘ on Madball‘s first release, ‘Ball Of Destruction‘ – I was twelve then. It wasn’t pre planned or written down… it was an ad-lib that I just threw out there and we kept it! Back then there was no choice really, not the way we were recording – two track live at Don Fury‘s… NYHC style! I feel the sentiment behind the expression still holds true today, maybe even more so.

Hence the reason we finally chose to use it as a title. Sure, it’s about waving the flag for our genre/culture, etc. – I’ve always felt that ‘we as a scene’ had to scream just a lil louder… to be heard! That said, ‘Hardcore Lives‘ at least to us, is not just about a cool catchphrase- it’s about that rebellious spirit that doesn’t give in… In life, music, whatever. It’s about growing, evolving, and maintaining your integrity in the process. It’s about family, overcoming adversity, and respect. All the things that matter inside and outside of the music realm. It’s for everyone and anyone with an open mind and heart.”

Guest appearances from Terror frontman Scott Vogel, H2O‘s Toby Morse and Walls Of Jericho frontwoman Candace Puopolo will be featured on the effort. Meanwhile, a limited edition digipak edition of the album will be made available (also on black vinyl) with the two bonus tracks “The Beast” and “Spit On Your Grave“—both of which have been re-recorded for this new effort.

Hardcore Lives” track listing:

01 – “Intro
02 – “Hardcore Lives
03 – “The Balance
04 – “Doc Marten Stomp
05 – “DNA
06 – “True School” (feat. Scott Vogel of Terror)
07 – “The Here And Now
08 – “Nothing To Me
09 – “My Armor” (feat. Toby Morse of H2O)
10 – “Beacon Of Light
11 – “Born Strong” (feat. Candace Puopolo of Walls Of Jericho)
12 – “Spirit
13 – “Mi Palabra
14 – “NBNC
15 – “For The Judged

Bonus tracks:

16 – “The Beast
17 – “Spit On Your Grave 2014

Head below for the cover art for the release:
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The surviving members of the classic-era lineup of NirvanaDave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Sear—were joined onstage by a number of musicians during two separate performances last night. The first took place at their induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame at Barclays Center. It saw the group perform the following tracks:

Smells Like Teen Spirit” (feat. Joan Jett)
Aneurysm” (feat. Kim Gordon)
Lithium” (feat. St. Vincent‘s Annie Clark)
All Apologies” (feat. Lorde, Kim Gordon and Joan Jett)

Head below for footage of that along with the groups induction speech. Meanwhile, following the performance the members of the group took to the St. Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, NY for an intimate set that saw them perform the following songs:

Smells Like Teen Spirit” (feat. Joan Jett)
Breed” (feat. Joan Jett)
In Bloom” (feat. Joan Jett)
Territorial Pissings” (feat. Joan Jett)
All Apologies” (feat. Joan Jett)
Drain You” (feat. J Mascis)
Pennyroyal Tea” (feat. J Mascis)
School” (feat. J Mascis)
Lithium” (feat. St. Vincent)
About A Girl” (feat. St. Vincent)
Heart-Shaped Box” (feat. St. Vincent)
Serve The Servants” (feat. John McCauley)
Milk It” (feat. John McCauley)
Very Ape” (feat. John McCauley)
Scentless Apprentice” (feat. John McCauley)
Tourette’s” (feat. John McCauley)
Aneurysm” (feat. Kim Gordon)
Negative Creep” (feat. Kim Gordon)
Moist Vagina” (feat. Kim Gordon)

Select footage from that set has also emerged online and can be seen after the break:
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The Dillinger Escape Plan have released a video for their new song “Happiness Is A Smile“. You can find it below with the band offering of it and an upcoming new project:

“So we wrote a song. Rather than wait for a new album, and try to figure out how to make it make sense as part of a group of other songs that would be written later, we recorded it instantly, so it could be captured as it’s own statement. We pressed it on a limited edition 7″ vinyl, in a quantity of 500(never to be pressed again), and have it available on this current tour. It’s called “Happiness Is A Smile”. We’ve been playing it every night. Here it is.

We haven’t said this, but we’ve been filming every show, for something to be released in the future. Come out and be a part….”

Previously band frontman Greg Puciato revealed that here
an expanded re-release of their latest album “One Of Us Is The Killer” was in the works.

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Scar the Martyr have released a statement disputing chain of events that led to the departure of frontman Henry Derek. Earlier today, Henry announced that he had left the band due to personal differences, artistic direction and business decisions, among other things.

The band themselves—who feature ex-Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison and former Darkest Hour guitarist Kris Norris amongst their ranks—have now released a statement on their own, insisting that Henry was let go:

“To address the recent Scar The Martyr news out there and make sure all the facts are straight, Scar The Martyr has parted ways with Henry, not the other way around. With all that’s been going on of late we have been forced to take a very careful look at how we are moving forward and with there being some creative and personal differences it made sense to move on without Henry.

We have been very focused on new Scar The Martyr material and we couldn’t be more excited with how the music is coming out. We are in the process of looking for a new singer and will have news on the search very soon.

We appreciate all the support from our fans and we can’t wait to share the next phase of STM with all of you. We wish Henry best of luck going forward.

Thanks,
Scar the Martyr

Call Of The Void To Record New Album This Month

Call Of The Void will step foot into The Boar’s Nest in Salt Lake City, UT to begin recording their new album “Ageless” later this month. Andy Patterson (Subrosa, Gaza) will take on the production and mixing duties. A release date via Relapse is being scheduled for later this year. Current Call Of The Void dates include:

04/15 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater (feat. Ringworm, Death Before Dishonor)
05/02 Denver, CO – Bar Bar (feat. Cult Leader)
06/04-07 Salt Lake City, UT – Crucial Fest

The Color Morale Sign With Fearless Records

The Color Morale have made the jump to the Fearless Records roster. The group have a new album titled “Hold On Pain Ends” in the works for a release later this year, with frontman Garret Rapp saying of their signing:

The Color Morale and I are very excited to announce we have joined the Fearless Records family! We are currently hitting the studio to record our new record titled Hold On Pain Ends. Stay tuned on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for a ton of new announcements and details about the new record; preorder packages are in the works! We couldn’t be more excited for this new record and our future with the Fearless Family! Thanks so much for your continued support. This is your band and, as always, we’re in this together!”

The band will be out this summer on the 2014 ‘Vans Warped Tour‘.

Scar The Martyr (Ex-Slipknot/Darkest Hour) Vocalist Henry Derek Quits The Band

Scar The Martyr vocalist Henry Derek has left the aforementioned band, which features ex-Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison and former Darkest Hour guitarist Kris Norris. In a posting made through his official Facebook, Derek stated:

“I’m officially parting ways with Scar The Martyr due to personal differences, artistic direction, business decisions, etc, etc. I’ve given it a year of my life and now it’s time to move on. Many thanks to all of the fans & friends that have shown their support. Furthermore, I will continue making music in many forms as well as pursuing a new band with King (God Seed) & Jeff Friedl (A Perfect Circle) My very best wishes to STM and their future success. Sincerely – hd”

The lineup for the 2014 ‘Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival‘ may have just leaked out, thanks to a restaurant that is allegedly sponsoring one of the stops. The following lineup was revealed for this years edition of of the festival by Peru, IL restaurant Lou’s LaGrotto; who have been hyping up an August 16th Illinois stop of the annual summer festival:

Godsmack
Volbeat
Seether
Skillet
Pop Evil
Buckcherry
HELLYEAH
Adelita’s Way
Escape The Fate

You can watch The Plot In You frontman Landon Tewers take a beating in the below newly debuted music video for his solo track “Ma And Pa“. Though likely not intended, Tewers actually lost a tooth in the clip at around 2:08 in. You can see photo proof of that after the break. The song is included on Tewers‘ recent solo EP “Dead Kid“, which you can stream here.

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The surviving members of Gwar and their extended family have released the following video statement regarding the passing of their frontman Dave Brockie (aka Oderus Urungus). In it they also reveal the launch of the Dave Brockie Foundation:

“The Dave Brockie Foundation is a charity fund with the mission of promoting the advancement of music, images, letters and performances in the arts. It will endeavor to encourage promising talents, as well as preserving the legacy of Dave‘s body of works. It intends to be a support system to those who have dedicated their lives in pursuit of creativity.

The Dave Brockie Foundation will be a resource for artists in the fields of music, film, literature and all visual arts who cannot find funding through mainstream channels. The DBF will also strive to catalog and preserve Dave‘s vast collection of original images, recordings and written words, and make them available for the world to appreciate.

The foundation’s first goal is to finance the creation of a memorial monument in Richmond, Virginia to provide the world with a place to pay respects to the memory of a very cherished man.”

Donations to the foundation can be made at Gwar.net. Brockie passed away Sunday, March 23rd at the age of 50. His cause of death has yet to be determined. A public memorial for Brockie will be held at Hadad’s Lake in Richmond, VA on August 15th, a day prior to the annual ‘Gwar-B-Q‘ event.
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Eyehategod, Ringworm & Enabler US Tour Officially Announced

Eyehategod‘s coming headlining tour with Ringworm and Enabler has now officially been announced. See below for the dates while Eyehategod will release their new self-titled album through Housecore Records on May 27th:

Eyehategod:

04/22 San Jose, CA – Rock Shop
04/23 Sacramento, CA – Midtown Barfly
04/24 Portland, OR – Branx
04/25 San Jose, CA – Rock Shop
04/26 Munster, IN – Dark Lord Day Festival
04/27 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar (feat. High On Fire & Corrosion Of Conformity)

With Ringworm & Enabler:

05/28 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
05/29 Fayetteville, NC – Drunk Horse
05/30 Charlotte, NC – Chop Shop
05/31 Frederick, MD – 611
06/01 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
06/02 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
06/03 Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
06/04 Binghamton, NY – American Legion Post 80
06/05 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
06/06 Long Island, NY – Even Flow
06/07 Brooklyn, NY – Europa
06/08 Erie, PA – Basement Transmissions
06/09 Rochester, NY – Bug Jar
06/10 Detroit, MI – Loving Touch
06/11 Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class
06/12 Indianapolis, IN – Birdy’s
06/13 Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge
06/14 Grand Rapids, MI – Pyramid Scheme
06/15 Appleton, WI – TBA
06/16 TBA – TBA
06/17 Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub
06/18 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
06/19 Memphis, TN – Hi Tone
06/20 New Orleans, LA – Southport
06/21 Savannah, GA – Dollhouse
06/22 Tampa, FL – Orpheum

Between The Buried And Me Announce May/June Headlining Dates With Trioscapes

Between The Buried And Me have a number of headlining dates booked around their June tour with Meshuggah. The majority of those stops will find the band supported by Trioscapes—who feature Between The Buried And Me‘s own Dan Briggs. Head below to see how Between The Buried And Me‘s schedule looks for that run.

Furthermore, the band have announced that it will be their last run before focusing on the writing process for their next album. A new live DVD featuring an in-studio performance of their “The Parallax II: Future Sequence” album was recently filmed and is due later this year.

With Trioscapes:

05/29 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
05/30 Little Rock, AR – Stickyz
05/31 Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds
06/01 Austin, TX – The Mohawk
06/03 Mesa, AZ – The Nile
06/04 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues

With Meshuggah:

06/06 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
06/07 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
06/09 Denver, CO – Ogden Theater
06/11 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
06/12 Columbia, MO – The Blue Note (no Meshuggah)
06/13 Indianapolis, IN – The Irving Theater (no Meshuggah)
06/13 Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music Festival (no Between The Buried And Me)
06/14 Sauget, IL – Pop’s
06/15 Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre
06/17 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
06/18 Boston, MA – House Of Blues
06/19 Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
06/20 Montebello, QC – Amnesia Rock Fest
06/21 New York, NY – Best Buy Theater
06/23 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts (no Meshuggah)