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Pentagram Holding Auditions For New Guitarist

Pentagram are on the hunt for a new guitarist following the impending departure of Victor Griffin. According to the official press release:

PENTAGRAM is now searching for the perfect player who can easily play the blazing, early blues-based, hard rock, proto-metal of the late Vincent McAllister as well as the doom metal mastery of the one and only Victor Griffin. Tone, chops, appearance, tour experience & availability (US and abroad so a passport is required), song writing skills, and sobriety are all important factors. The band will be writing/recording their follow up to the acclaimed Metal Blade release, Last Rites this coming December and January.

Someone who is close to the Washington, DC area is preferred but exceptions will be made for the perfect player.

For songs and video of the band, visit: www.reverbnation.com/pentagramofficial

Please submit a short bio, a photo, and audio or video of you playing. PENTAGRAM song covers are preferred and the following songs are suggested:

Wolf’s Blood
All Your Sins
Treat Me Right
When the Screams Come
Forever My Queen
20 Buck Spin

Please send submissions to: PentagramAuditions@gmail.com”

Comeback Kid To Be Rejoined By Ex-Singer For Upcoming Anniversary Shows

Comeback Kid vocalist Andrew Neufeld has revealed that the band plan to play some 10th anniversary shows for their debut album “Turn It Around” in the new year. The select dates will see the group rejoined by ex-vocalist Scott Wade.

The shows will not be album specific however; instead focusing on material from “Turn It Around” and “Wake The Dead” with Neufeld returning to his previous role on guitars.

Neufeld elaborated on the plans to Punknews.org:

“Our big plan for 2013 is we’re gonna do a whole bunch of 10 year anniversary shows for when our first record Turn It Around came out and we’re going to be playing songs from Turn it Around and Wake The Dead (our 2nd record) with me playing guitar and our old singer singing. So we just confirmed our first show that I’m not allowed to announce yet but we’re probably going to be doing a handful of shows on the east coast, west coast and Europe.”

Further details and word of a new album can be found at the above-mentioned link.

Machine Head have detailed the deluxe digital version of their new live double set, “Machine Fucking Head Live“. Here’s how that version of the album will look when it arrives in stores through Roadrunner on November 13th.

Disc 1:

01 – “I Am Hell (Sonata in C#)
02 – “Be Still And Know
03 – “Imperium
04 – “Beautiful Mourning
05 – “The Blood, The Sweat, The Tears
06 – “Locust
07 – “This Is the End
08 – “Aesthetics Of Hate
09 – “Old

Disc 2:

01 – “Darkness Within
02 – “Bulldozer
03 – “Ten Ton Hammer
04 – “Who We Are
05 – “Halo
06 – “Davidian

Deluxe Digital Edition bonus tracks:

07 – “Alan’s On Fire” (Poison Idea cover)
08 – “My Misery
09 – “Locust” (2011 demo)
10 – “This Is The End” (2011 demo)

Those who pre-order here will receive an immediate download of the bands “B-Sides & Rarities EP“, which features:

01 – “Negative Creep” (Nirvana cover)
02 – “The Possibility Of Life’s Destruction” (Discharge cover)
03 – “Hole In The Sky” (Black Sabbath cover)
04 – “Locust (My Name is Purity)” (2011 demo)
05 – “Be Still And Know (Can We Be Reborn)” (2011 demo)
06 – “I am Hell (Sonata in C#)” (Alt Vocals) (2011 demo)

Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammet has told Billboard.com that the group may have “too many ideas” for their next album. Speaking with the site, he stated:

“We’re going to seriously start thinking about making a new album soon. We have tons of ideas, and that really is never a problem. We never have a lack of ideas — if anything, the problem is we have too many ideas. But, yeah… it’s something we’re gonna start thinking pretty seriously about here. In about a couple months or so we’re gonna seriously start working it out.”

He also spoke of the groups forthcoming 3D movie, which was directed by Nimrod Antal (“Predators“, “Armored“) and will arrive in the summer of next year. The film—which was shot during a show in Vancouver, BC this past August—will feature professional actors, including Dean DeHaan (“Chronicle“, “True Blood“). It will also boast “a storyline that weaves in and out of the film…but there’s no real dialogue. The storyline actually involves the band, and it’s a very cool thing.”

In the meantime, the band have a December 10th release date set for their new live Blu-ray/DVD set, “Quebec Magnetic“.

Proxy‘s dub remix of Marilyn Manson‘s “Slo-Mo-Tion” has been given its online debut by Noisey below. It is culled from an upcoming “Slo-Mo-Tion” remix EP which will hit stores on November 06th (November 05th overseas). That offering will feature the following track listing:

01 – “Slo-Mo-Tion” (Proxy Remix)
02 – “Slo-Mo-Tion” (Sandwell District Remix)
03 – “Slo-Mo-Tion” (Dirtyphonics Remix)
04 – “Slo-Mo-Tion” (Proxy Dub Remix)
05 – “Slo-Mo-Tion” (Sandwell District Dub Remix)
06 – “Slo-Mo-Tion” (Album Version)

Refused Book “Final Shows” Of Reunion Tour In Sweden & Norway

The reunited Refused have announced what they have described as their “final shows“. The group look set to wind down their victory lap in their native Scandinavia, playing the following dates:

12/06 Malmo, SWE – KB
12/07 Goteborg, SWE – Pustervik
12/08 Stockholm, SWE – Annexet
12/08 Oslo, NOR – Sentrum Scene
12/15 Umea, SWE – Exel Arena

Scale The Summit Working On New Album, Post Bass Playthrough Video

Scale The Summit are focusing on a new album which they expect to have in stores in the spring. According to guitarist Chris Letchford:

“We just started work on our next album. The material we have written so far is definitely pushing us into new territory. Very excited to see what we create! It’s been a lot of fun writing these songs with our new bassist, Mark Michell.

He is a very skilled and talented guy, so these songs will definitely be our best yet! Looking forward to getting them all finished and recorded so we can get out there and play them live. Keep an eye out for videos and studio updates through our YouTube channel (youtube.com/scalethesummit).”

The group have also begun posting a series of weekly playthrough videos of the songs from their latest album, “The Collective“. You can watch bassist Mark Michell run through the track “The Levitated” in the initial episode below:

Allegaeon Added To Upcoming Job For A Cowboy, Cephalic Carnage, Etc. Tour

Allegaeon have been announced as the mystery guest on Job For A Cowboy‘s forthcoming “The End Of The World Tour” with Cephalic Carnage, I Declare War and Legion. The group will go on second, performing their set after openers Legion. Dates for that trek include:

12/06 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
12/07 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
12/08 Buffalo, NY – Mohawk Place
12/09 Toronto, ON – Annex Wreckroom (no Allegaeon)
12/10 Montreal, QC – Les FouFounes Electriques (no Allegaeon)
12/11 Quebec City, QC – Union Commercial (no Allegaeon)
12/13 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
12/14 New York City, NY – Knitting Factory
12/15 Worcester, MA – Palladium
12/16 Albany, NY – Boogies
12/17 Allentown, PA – Maingate Nightclub
12/18 Fredericksburg, MD – Café 611

Six Feet Under To Bring “Christmas In Hell Tour” To Germany

Six Feet Under are due in Germany just prior to the holidays for a seven date run dubbed the “Christmas In Hell Tour“. Here’s where the band will be playing:

12/15 Bischofswerda, GER – East Club
12/16 Jena, GER – F Haus
12/17 Aalen, GER – Rock It
12/18 Darmstadt, GER – Steinbruch Theater
12/19 Cham, GER – L.A.
12/20 Berlin, GER – K17
12/21 Essen, GER – Turock

The Ghost Inside and Deez Nuts will co-headline an early 2013 European tour together. Support will come from Stray From The Path and Devil In Me. The schedule for the trek runs as follows:

01/25 Koln, GER – Essigfabrik
01/26 Leipzig, GER – Conne Island
01/17 Munster, GER – Skater Palace Cafe
01/28 Hamburg, GER – Logo
01/29 Trollhattan, SWE – N3
01/30 Oslo, NOR – Subscene
01/31 Stockholm, SWE – Huset Huddinge
02/01 Helsinki, FIN – Nosturi
02/04 Lyngby, DEN – Templet
02/05 Berlin, GER – C-Club
02/06 Prague, CZE – Futurm
02/07 Wein, AUT – Arena
02/08 Munchen, GER – Feierwek
02/09 Cesena, ITA – Vidia Club
02/10 Zurich, SWI – Moods
02/11 Lyon, FRA – La Marquise
02/12 Paris, FRA – Divan Du Monde
02/13 Trier, GER – Ex-Haus
02/14 Schweinfurt, GER – Stattbahnhof
02/16 Hasselt, BEL – Muziekodrome
02/17 Eindhoven, NET – Dynamo