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Arch Enemy To Film Upcoming Latin & South American Tour For DVD

Arch Enemy will be filming their tour of Latin & South America for an upcoming live DVD to be released next year. According to the band:

“Big news for our upcoming Latin & South America tour! We will be documenting the entire tour for the next official Arch Enemy DVD (to be released in 2013)! We are bringing along the team from Filmefahrer Pictures (who also shot the Cologne, Germany 2012 show) to film the shows, do interviews with the band members, shoot backstage footage, fans and incidentals during the entire run of the tour.

We are so excited to come back to Chile, Argentina, Brazil and Mexico as well as discovering new places like Uruguay, Peru and Costa Rica that we simply must immortalize this experience – and the crazy fans we’ll meet along the way!

Additionally we will have the team from www.abysmo.cl filming the Chile show in HD with several cameras. We are also looking into recording the Mexico show with a local film team there. Stay tuned and come to the shows, if you want to be a part of our next DVD (and Blue-ray) extravaganza! Khaos Legions – Heed Our War Cry!”

Dates for that run include:

11/21 Santiago, CHL – Teatro Caupolican
11/23 Buenos Aires, ARG – Teatro Flores
11/25 Sao Paulo, BRA – Carioca Club
11/27 Montevideo, URG – Club Platense
11/29 Lima, PER – Cet. Conv. Scencia de la Molina
12/01 San Jose, CR – Club Peppers
12/04 Mexico City, MEX – Circo Volador

Donations Being Sought For Rebuilding Of Translator Audio Studios, Etc.

A donations page has been launched to help with the rebuilding of The South Sound in Brooklyn, NY. The music and arts space hosted a number of studios, including the metal/noise hotbed Translator Audio and Civil Defense.

The losses suffered to the facilities during Hurricane Sandy are described as 100 percent with fans encouraged to help out if they can at this location. The impact of the destruction has been immediately felt; as Intronaut had intended to have their upcoming new album mixed at Translator Audio by Andrew Schneider (Cave In, Unsane).

Raunchy Members Team Up In Vega Nova

Raunchy‘s Jeppe Christensen (keyboards/clean vocals) and Jesper Tilsted (guitars) have branched out with a project dubbed Vega Nova. The group will release their first single “Daylight” digitally on November 15th. Their debut album “Lovesongs For The Dead” is set to follow in January.

Suicide Silence have asked fans not to purchase the various unofficial “RIP Mitch Lucker” shirts circulating online. An official shirt is in the works with proceeds to go to the family of the bands fallen vocalist, Mitch Lucker, who passed away in a motorcycle accident earlier this week.

According to the group:

“Please do not purchase any bootleg RIP shirts from Ebay / online stores. An official t-shirt & donation fund will be surfacing this week.”

Both I See Stars and their label Sumerian Records have now released official statements regarding I See Stars‘ ejection from the ongoing Falling In Reverse tour.

For those not up to speed, Falling In Reverse vocalist Ronnie Radke recently kicked I See Stars off the bill citing their alleged drug use and unprofessionalism as the cause. The newly issued statements can be read below:

“‘All it takes is a spark to ignite my bad intentions.’ – Ronnie Radke/Falling In Reverse

Here is the truth:

Months ago before “The Thug In Me Is You” tour started, a cop found marijuana in our van. We were arrested. As a result, Ronnie said we were kicked off the upcoming tour.

All the shows on the tour were already on sale with our name being advertised, so we didn’t think it was fair to the fans or to ourselves to not be able to go play where people were expecting us. We offered Ronnie to play the shows for free so he could keep our pay every night of the entire tour as long as we could still keep our commitment to the fans, i.e. the people who are the reason any of this is even possible. Ronnie said OK and allowed us back on the tour but said that we would have to sign paperwork saying we would not tell anyone that we weren’t getting paid to be on the tour.

The venues and the fans were both not allowed to know the truth, because Ronnie knew it would make him look really bad to the world. The fact that money changed Ronnie‘s mind about kicking us off the tour just goes to show his lack of integrity. If he was really that concerned or fundamentally against that we got caught with a little weed, then the extra cash in his pocket wouldn’t have changed his decision.

Because Sumerian Records was willing to give us a serious amount of financial tour support, we were still able to hit the road without getting paid. However we would quickly find out that us agreeing to Ronnie‘s ridiculous terms of silence and playing for free were simply not good enough for him. He resulted to threatening violence against Zach in Grand Rapids because “he didn’t like his stupid f’n face” and then the next night in our hometown of Detroit kicked us off the tour.

His 47-year old tour manager then physically assaulted our tour manager and the FIR camp once again resorted to violent behavior. Ronnie would later that night throw fans out who paid to get in to the show because they are chanting another band’s name and make fun of their physical attributes in front of everyone. That is the act of a true coward.

We have been lucky enough to to tour with a lot of great bands like Parkway Drive, Suicide Silence, Asking Alexandria, Trivium, Motionless In White, A Day To Remember, Stick To Your Guns, Memphis May Fire, The Word Alive and others.. and never had a problem. We want to thank Enter Shikari, LetLive, Matt Toka and all the other members of Falling In Reverse besides Ronnie for being great people and a true pleasure to tour with. We are sorry to all the fans out there who were expecting to see us. We’ll be back as soon as we can.

-I See Stars

“There is nothing cool, rock & roll, punk rock, or admirable about treating your peers or fans like they are pieces of garbage. Ronnie Radke is not a good human being. It’s one thing to love someone’s music, but do not love someone as an individual for who they are not. We do not think it is a coincidence this is the same guy who was arrested for the horrible, violent things you can read about in the links below.

He cares about no one but himself and he has reminded us all of this. His latest tweet “people at our shows come to see us everything else is irrelevant. Nuff said.” is his way of telling all the other bands he tours with that they don’t matter. Why any artist would throw that type of negativity and disrespect out is something we will never understand. This scene is supposed to be about compassion and understanding. Ronnie is rotten.

Out of respect for the industry professionals involved in this debacle, we will not be publicly disclosing any legal documents on the internet. We can confirm that Ronnie kicked the band off the tour but allowed them back on after they forfeited their pay. We can confirm that they were being forced to sign a non-disclosure agreement regarding this in order to stay on the tour.

We can confirm that I See Stars were not kicked off yesterday in Detroit because of anything to do with drugs. It was because a grown man was throwing a temper tantrum who claims to be “rock & roll” but is actually worse than a neurotic pop-star diva with a God complex. Just because you no longer do drugs doesn’t mean you are no longer a horrible human being. Ronnie now abuses people instead of substances.”

-Sumerian Records

The statements also went on to include numerous links to Radke’s various transgressions, including battery, domestic abuse, injuring fans and more.

In Fear And Faith Guitarist Suffers Broken Nose In Freeway Fight

In Fear And Faith guitarist/keyboardist Ramin Niroomand apparently suffered a broken nose following an altercation with a motorist on the freeway in Texas.

According Niroomand‘s Facebook:

“So today was fucked up…ran out of gas so a couple of us walked to go get gas, and on our way back on the freeway some asshole decided to get in the emergency lane and try and hit us for no reason.

After flipping him off and yelling like any sensible person would do after something that absurd, he slammed on the brakes and reversed up to us trying to hit us again. As we walked away, he got out and sucker punched me breaking my nose and a dangerous fight for no reason broke out on the freeway.

We got him good, but WHY??? Still trying to make sense of this while I wait in the ER : /”

The fallout caused by I See Starsremoval from Falling In Reverse‘s ongoing tour continues. Last night’s (November 02nd) stop of the tour saw Falling In Reverse frontman Ronnie Radke eject a handful of fans from a Detroit, MI venue for chanting I See Stars during his bands set. Fan-filmed footage of that can be seen below:

The Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Ben Weinman had much to say of his current projects with Metalinjection.net. According to the man himself, The Dillinger Escape Plan are heading into the studio this coming Monday, November 05th. The group will be making the trip to begin tracking their new album. Producer Steve Evetts (Every Time I Die, Poison The Well) will once again behind the boards with an April release date being mapped out for the effort.

Furthermore, Giraffe Tongue Orchestra—his side project with members of Mastodon and alumni of Jane’s Addiction & The Mars Volta—hope to finish up work on their debut bow in January/February. As it currently sits the outing is around halfway done.

The interview, which begins around 10:30 in, also finds Weinman discussing his upcoming collaboration with Wyclef Jean. On that he stated that he created a beat for an upcoming track and is also working on a guitar solo for it.

Arsis Book December Headlining Dates

Arsis will follow up their December tour with Sonata Arctica and Holy Grail with a string of headlining shows on their own. Those stops include:

12/18 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
12/19 Phoenix, AZ – Rhythm Room
12/21 Las Vegas, NV – Cheyenne Saloon
12/23 Oklahoma City, OK – Chameleon Room

Arsis have a new album titled “Unwelcome” in the works with a release date TBA.

Rage Against The Machine bassist Tim Commerford once again piled more confusion on the possibility of a new album being in the works from the iconic outfit. Having newly been asked if an album was in the works by TMZ, Commerford offered the following reply:

“Definitely… maybe… Anything is possible.”

Commerford , who looks to just be having a laugh on the paparazzi, previously replied “maybe” when being asked the same question by the aforementioned site earlier this month. As previously reported, the band will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their 1992 self-titled debut on November 27th with an elaborate special edition titled “XX“. The details for the various configurations of that release can be found here.

Butcher Babies To Tour With Gemini Syndrome

Butcher Babies have the following tour lined up for this month with Gemini Syndrome:

11/09 Phoenix, AZ – Joe’s Grotto
11/10 El Paso, TX – Speaking Rock
11/11 Albuquerque, NM – Hooligans
11/13 Casper, WY – The Palace
11/14 Denver, CO – Moe’s
11/15 Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
11/16 Ogden, UT – Kamikazes
11/17 Las Vegas, NV – Cheyenne Saloon
11/18 Fresno, CA -Fulton 55
11/19 Hollywood, CA – The Roxy Theatre

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