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The Acacia Strain Unveil “Death Is The Only Mortal” Cover Art & Track Listing

Both the track listing and cover art have been revealed for The Acacia Strain‘s forthcoming sixth studio album, “Death Is The Only Mortal“. You can find all the details below with the album on course for an October 09th release date through Rise Records.

01 – “Doomblade
02 – “Our Lady Of Perpetual Sorrow
03 – “Go To Sleep
04 – “Brain Death
05 – “The Mouth Of The River
06 – “Dust And The Helix
07 – “Victims Of The Cave
08 – “Time And Death And God
09 – “The Chambered Nautilus
10 – “House Of Abandon

click here for the cover art…

Dates Confirmed For The Word Alive, Norma Jean, Born Of Osiris, Etc. Fall Tour

The first batch of dates have been confirmed for The Word Alive, Norma Jean, Born Of Osiris, I, The Breather and Crown The Empire fall tour. Here’s how the trek will run:

10/01 Greensboro, NC – Greene St.
10/02 Jacksonville, FL – Mavericks
10/03 Tampa, FL – Orpheum
10/09 Iowa City, IA – Blue Moose
10/11 Wichita, KS – The Scenery
10/14 Boise, ID – The Venue
10/16 Reno, NV – Knitting Factory
10/17 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
10/18 Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Cafe
10/19 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
10/20 Yuma, AZ – The Backyard (no Norma Jean)

Further dates for the trek are pending while VIP tickets can be snagged at Soundcheckhollywood.com.

Track Listing Unveiled For Witchcraft’s “Legend”

The track listing has emerged for “Legend“—Witchcraft‘s first album in nearly five years. Nuclear Blast will be handling the September 25th North American release of the effort, which is due to run as follows:

01 – “Deconstruction
02 – “Flag Of Fate
03 – “It’s Not Because Of You
04 – “An Alternative To Freedom
05 – “Ghost’s House
06 – “White Light Suicide
07 – “Democracy
08 – “Dystopia
09 – “Dead End
10 – “By Your Definition” (bonus track)

A 2xLP version of the release with a slightly rearranged track listing (“By Your Definition” appearing before “Dead End“) will also hit stores on the aforementioned date.

The website portal for fans to submit their own footage for possible inclusion in a new music video for the new Devin Townsend Project track “Lucky Animals” has went live. You can find the site at this location.

According to the official press release:

“Alpha-Animal Devin Townsend wants you to be in his new video clip for “Lucky Animals” off his upcoming album Epicloud (due out September 18th in North America). In order to become part of the video, all you have to do is become an animal and film yourself, your friends or family while performing to “Lucky Animals.”

Be animalistic, be creative, be funny, be cute. But don’t be cruel. Dress up like your favourite animal, if you like– or film your own pet doing something funny (without hurting it or making it do something it doesn’t like! Any video with cruel content will be declined!), do mammal stuff, play animal charade, use stuffed animals to tell a story, etc.”

Slipknot have released a “sneak peek of the “Road to Knotfest” bonus content that you’ll receive when you sign up for Slipknot Live from Knofest online streaming event.” Those interested in doing just that for the groups August 18th Knotfest show can find more information over at Eventviewlive.com.

Meanwhile, Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor recently discussed passing out onstage in Dallas, Texas last month. You can watch him talk about that experience after the break:
click here for more footage…

The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza’s “Danza IV” To See A Release Soon?

There’s signs of life for The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza‘s long-delayed new album, “Danza IV“. At least according to a post on the bands Facebook, which reads:

“Thanks so much for your patience. We’re finally going to have new album info coming within the next week or two. Release date, new tracks…stay tuned! If we ran Danza IV on limited vinyl, would you guys be into picking that up?”

Muse’s Dubstep-Inspired New Track “Unsustainable” Leaks Online

Muse have been offering a video for their dubstep-influenced track “The 2nd Law: Unsustainable” to those who pre-order their new album, “The 2nd Law“. As such the bonus clip has since leaked out online and can be heard below.

The group presently have confirmed an October 01st release date for the album overseas with the first single “Madness” to launch on August 20th.

AxeWound’s “Vultures” Set For October North American Release

AxeWound (Bullet For My Valentine, Cancer Bats, etc.) have lined up a North American release date for their debut album “Vultures“. The group are plotting to issue the outing through Search And Destroy Records/The End on October 02nd.

The band are also said to be mapping out a national U.S. tour in support of the release with more details pending. The track listing for “Vultures” shapes up as follows:

01 – “Vulture” (feat. Avenged Sevenfold‘s Synyster Gates)
02 – “Post Apocalyptic Party
03 – “Victim
04 – “Cold
05 – “Burn Alive
06 – “Exochrist
07 – “Collide
08 – “Destroy
09 – “Blood Money
10 – “Church

Blacklisted Announce Californian Mini-Tour

Blacklisted are California bound. The band will head to the West Coast late this month for the following string of shows:

08/31 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction (feat. Defeater, Hundredth, Rotting Out & Silver Snakes)
09/01 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction (feat. Defeater, Hundredth, Rotting Out & Silver Snakes)
09/02 San Diego, CA – Che Cafe (feat. Defeater, Hundredth, Rotting Out & Silver Snakes)
09/03 San Francisco, CA – Submission (feat. Living Eyes, Stares & Counter)
09/04 Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House (feat. American Nightmare, Ceremony)

Details Revealed For Deluxe Edition Of As I Lay Dying’s New Album “Awakened”

Initial details have come to light for the deluxe CD/DVD edition of As I Lay Dying‘s forthcoming new album, “Awakened“. The limited edition version of the effort will be housed in Primpapak packaging with expanded liner notes; including a track by track commentary from all members of the band.

Bonus features include a demo version of the non-album track “Unwound” and an alternate demo version of the new song, “A Greater Foundation“. The DVD on the other hand will sport a 17 minute documentary focusing on the making of the album itself. The feature was directed by the bands own Nick Hipa and will also include commentary and more from all five members of the band.

Awakened” is scheduled for a September 25th release on Metal Blade with pre-orders to be launched shortly.

Animals As Leaders Postpone October UK & European Tour

Animals As Leaders have postponed their October UK & European touring plans with TesseracT. On that the band offered:

“We are very sorry to say that due to circumstances beyond our control we are forced to postpone the October UK & European headline dates. We hope to be able to reschedule these again soon.”

Live footage of Porcupine Tree‘s Steven Wilson performing “Luminol” in Mexico City, Mexico earlier this year can be found over at Musicradar.com. The footage comes from his forthcoming DVD/Blu-ray/2-CD set, “Get All You Deserve“, due out on September 24th.

The song itself meanwhile will appear on Wilson‘s next solo album, which should hit stores in early 2013.