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Graveyard Bassist Rikard Edlund Leaves The Band, Work On New Album Underway

Having previously stepped down after a stint in rehab, Graveyard bassist Rikard Edlund has decided to exit the band, this time to pursue other musical ventures. The band themselves gave the following update on that and their new album plans:

“So, friends, listeners and music lovers. The touring cycle is over for this album and the future is here sooner than you would know. We’d like to thank everyone who has come out to our shows, bought the albums, wore their tshirts proud and made this job one of the absolute best ones you can have.

News from the graveyard is that our dear friend and bass player Rikard Edlund has decided to leave the band and pursue other musical ventures. No animosity between us. We know he will continue to be the riff master and wild child he’s always been.

That being said. We’re working, harder than children in heat trying to get laid, on our next album. No release date or anything yet. It’s done when it’s done. But so far we’re pretty fucking stoked on the stuff we’ve written.

The next time earthlings will have the opportunity to enjoy Graveyard live again will be in Australia around the Golden Plains Festival in March.

See you down under! Or up and beyond! Or behind?”

Slaves, Get Scared & Favorite Weapon (Ex-Woe, Is Me) Fall Tour Announced

Slaves, Get Scared and Favorite Weapon (ex-Woe, Is Me) have the following fall trek booked:

11/22 Scottsdale, AZ – Pub Rock
11/24 Dallas, TX – The Door
11/25 Austin, TX – Red 7
11/26 Houston, TX – Walters
11/28 Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall
11/29 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
11/30 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
12/02 Raleigh, NC – Southland Ballroom
12/03 Richmond, VA – Broadberry
12/04 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
12/05 Hartford, CT – Webster Underground
12/06 Pittsburgh, PA – Smiling Moose
12/07 Montreal, QC – Le Ritz PDB
12/08 Toronto, ON – Hard Luck Bar
12/09 Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache
12/10 Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theatre
12/11 Joliet, IL – Mojoes

Linkin Park Offer Free Stream/Download Of New Song “White Noise”

Various members of Linkin Park teamed up to compose new music for “Mall“—the feature film directorial debut of band DJ Joe Hahn. You can now get a free download of a new song titled “White Noise” from that below. “Mall” is now screening in select theaters and is available on demand from the link mentioned above.
click here for the stream/download…

Amon Amarth, Huntress & Savage Messiah European/UK Tour Booked For Early 2015

Amon Amarth will be mounting a European/UK raid in January/February of next year with Huntress and Savage Messiah in tow:

01/15 Lille, FRA – Le Splendid
01/16 Brighton, UK – Concorde 2
01/17 Plymouth, UK – The Hub
01/18 Bristol, UK – Thelka
01/19 Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
01/21 Norwich, UK – Waterfront
01/22 Colchester, UK – Arts Center
01/23 Oxford, UK – O2 Academy 2
01/24 Stoke, UK – Sugarmill
01/25 Manchester, UK – Academy 2
01/27 Glasgow, UK – Classic Grand
01/28 Leeds, UK – Stylus
01/29 Newcastle, UK – Newcastle University
01/30 Lemmington, UK – The Assembly
01/31 Southampton, UK – 1865
02/02 Rouen, FRA – Le Cargo
02/03 Reims, FRA – La Cartonnerie
02/04 Nancy, FRA – L’autre Canal
02/05 Nimes, FRA – La Paloma
02/06 Bilbao, FRA – Santana 27
02/07 Barcelona, SPA – Sala Razzmatazz
02/08 Madrid, SPA – La Riviera
02/10 Lisboa, SPA – Paradise Garage
02/11 Porto, POR – Hard Club
02/12 Santiago, SPA – Captol
02/14 Clermont-Ferrand, FRA – La Cooperative De Mai
02/15 Strasbourg, FRA – La Laiterie

Within The Ruins, I Declare War & Aversions Crown Announce European/UK Tour

Within The Ruins, I Declare War and Aversions Crown will be touring Europe and the UK together in early 2015. Here’s what’s been booked:

01/16 Wolfsburg, GER – Jugenhaus Ost
01/17 Leige, BEL – Espace Georges Truffaut
01/18 Paris, FRA – Batofar
01/19 London, UK – Underworld (feat. Arcania)
01/20 Glasgow, UK – Ivory Blacks (feat. Arcania)
01/21 Leeds, UK – Key Club (feat. Arcania)
01/22 Cardiff, UK – Clwb Ifor Bach (feat. Arcania)
01/23 Haarlem, NET – Patronaat
01/24 Oberhausen, GER – Kulttempel
01/25 Frankfurt, GER – Elfer
01/26 Munchen, GER – Backstage
01/27 Prague, CZE – TBA
01/28 Dessau, GER – Beat Club
01/29 Warsaw, POL – Hydrozagadka
01/30 Berlin, GER – Comet
01/31 Dresden, GER – Club Pushkin
02/01 Rauenstein, GER – Kulti
02/02 Wien, AUT – Viper Room
02/03 Budapest, HUN – KVLT
02/04 Gleisdorf, AUT – Kulturkeller
02/05 Milan, ITA – Legend Club
02/06 Aarau, SWI – Kiff
02/07 Weinhem, GER – Cafe Central

Without Aversions Crown:

02/08 St. Petersburg, RUS – Zal Ozhidaniya
02/09 Moscow, RUS – Volta
02/10 Minsk, BEL – Re:Public
02/11 Kiev, UKR – Bingo

Norma Jean & Night Verses Putting Together November Tour

Norma Jean and Night Verses will be out together in November, initial dates for that trek include:

11/05 Tulsa, OK – Yeti
11/06 Dallas, TX – Lolas Saloon
11/08 Austin, TX – Dirty Dog
11/10 El Paso, TX – Elec. Banana
11/12 Phoenix, AZ – Pub Rock

Prong Take On Bad Brains, Black Flag, Killing Joke, Etc. For Covers Album

Prong were recently ensconced in a Berlin, Germany based recording studio to lay down a number of covers for an upcoming covers album. Among the songs tackled during those sessions are the following:

Black Flag – “The Bars
Bad Brains – “Banned In D.C.
Adolescents – “Kids Of The Black Hole
The Sisters Of Mercy – “Vision Thing
Killing Joke – “Seeing Red
Hüsker Dü – “Everything Falls Apart
Neil Young – “Cortez The Killer

Release details for the outing are still coming together.

At The Gates Premiere “Death And The Labyrinth” Music Video

With the October 27th release date of their reunion album “At War With Reality” fast approaching, At The Gates have launched the following new music video for their track “Death And The Labyrinth“. Director Patric Ullaeus (In Flames, Arch Enemy) helmed the clip, of which frontman Tomas Lindberg commented:

“We had a very special idea about the kind of approach we wanted for the first video from ‘At War With Reality‘. What we needed was someone gifted enough to throw himself artistically into the project full on. The lyrics to the song are very multi-layered and surreal, so we wanted someone to create a fevered dreamworld that went with the melancholic frustration and dramatic desperation that we feel comes across in the song. This is exactly what Patric has created for us. It’s his vision of the music and lyrics, which compliments the track perfectly in my opinion. I couldn’t be happier!”

click here for the video…

Slipknot Stream New Track “Skeptic”

Skeptic” is the latest cut from Slipknot‘s new album “.5: The Gray Chapter” to arrive on the internet. The song is seemingly the groups tribute to their late bassist Paul Gray and can be heard here. “.5: The Gray Chapter” is due to hit stores on October 21st.

August Burns Red Bassist Shares New Preview Of His Pop Punk Project

August Burns Red bassist/vocalist Dustin Davidson has been working on a new pop punk project for some time now and just shared the following clip of a song in progress from it. He said of it:

“Here’s another sneak peak at my pop punk studio project. Not all songs are about failed relationships. This one is about the street that I grew up on and yes, it features a guitar solo by the lovely @jbburnsred. Sorry to keep everybody waiting! I hope to release the news on this release very shortly!”

click here for the video…

Avenged Sevenfold Release “Hail To The King: Deathbat” Video Game

Avenged Sevenfold released their 3rd person dungeon crawler RPG “Hail To The King: Deathbat” video game today for iOS and Android devices. The game will set you back around $4.99 and features various members of the group as in-app purchases. You can find a trailer for it below and get more details over at
click here for the video…

Taken To Re-Release Their Discography And New EP

Reactivated outfit Taken have announced that they will put out a new discography set titled “Carry Us Until There Is Nothing Left” on December 09th. That set will include remastered editions of their past output and will also be made available on vinyl. Other People Records—run by Stick To Your GunsJesse Barnett and Stray From The Path‘s Tom Williams—will be handling the release. A new EP from the band will follow in 2015.

Love And Death (Korn) To Work On New Music This Fall

Work will continue on a new album from Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch‘s Love And Death band this fall. A tweet from the groups account reveals the outfit plan to flesh out some material for it while Welch is on the road with the ‘Prepare For Hell Tour‘:

“Getting ready to bring our producer on Slipknot tour to work on the new Love & Death album!”