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A third wave of bands has been announced for the 2013 “Vans Warped Tour“. Newly-added outfits to the annual summer festival include:

Upon A Burning Body
Oh, Sleeper
The Early November
Forever The Sickest Kids
Shy KidX
Tonight Alive
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The next announcement of bands for the tour will be made on Friday, January 04th. Other artists already confirmed for the festival include:

The Black Dahlia Murder
Stick To Your Guns
Woe, Is Me
I See Stars
Like Moths To Flames
Hawthorne Heights
Hands Like Houses
Go Radio
The Story So Far
Big Chocolate

Suicide Silence‘s memorial show for their late frontman Mitch Lucker took place last night, December 21st, at the Fox Theater in Pomona, CA. The set saw numerous guest performers join the band onstage for renditions of material from their back catalogue along with covers of Black Sabbath, Sepultura & the Deftones. Guests who joined the outfit onstage include:

Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God)
Max Cavalera (Soulfly, etc.)
Robb Flynn (Machine Head)
Chad Gray (HELLYEAH/Mudvayne)
Danny Worsnop (Asking Alexandria)
Tim Lambesis (As I Lay Dying)
Eddie Hermida (All Shall Perish)
Phil Bozeman (Whitechapel)
Jonny Davy (Job For A Cowboy)
Johnny Plague (Winds Of Plague)
Austin Carlile (Of Mice & Men)
Brook Reeves (Impending Doom)
Anthony Notarmaso (After The Burial)
Cameron “Big Chocolate” Argon (Disfiguring The Goddess)
Greg Wilburn (The Devastated)
Myke Terry (ex-Bury Your Dead)
Ricky Hoover (Ex-Suffokate)
Burke VanRaalte (ex-With Dead Hands Rising)

The show was filmed for a future DVD release while proceeds from the concert will go towards this education fund for Lucker‘s daughter, Kenadee. Until then, fan-filmed footage from the proceedings has arrived online and can be seen below along with the set list (via Altpress):

01 – “Destruction Of A Statue” (feat. Jonny Davy of Job For A Cowboy)
02 – “Distorted Thought Of Addiction” (feat. Greg Wilburn of The Devastated)
03 – “Ending Is The Beginning” (feat. Brook Reeves of Impending Doom)
04 – “Bludgeoned To Death” (feat. Ricky Hoover)
05 – “Unanswered” (feat. Phil Bozeman of Whitechapel)
06 – “Girl Of Glass” (feat. Myke Terry)
07 – “The Price Of Beauty” (feat. Danny Worsnop of Asking Alexandria)
08 – “No Pity For A Coward” (feat. Johnny Plague of Winds Of Plague)
09 – “Disengage” (feat. Cameron “Big Chocolate” Argon)
10 – “No Time To Bleed” (feat. Burke Van Raalte)
11 – “Smoke” (feat. Anthony Notarmaso of After The Burial)
12 – “Wake Up” (feat. Tim Lambesis of As I Lay Dying)
13 – “Slaves To Substance” (feat. Eddie Hermida of All Shall Perish)
14 – “O.C.D.” (feat. Austin Carlile of Of Mice & Men)
15 – “Fuck Everything” (feat. Chad Gray of HELLYEAH/Mudvayne)
16 – “Die Young” (Black Sabbath cover) (feat. Robb Flynn of Machine Head)
17 – “Roots Bloody Roots” (Sepultura cover) (feat. Max Cavalera of Soulfly, etc.)
18 – “Engine No. 9” (Deftones cover) (with Mitch Lucker‘s vocals on the P.A.)
19 – “You Only Live Once” (feat. Randy Blythe of Lamb Of God)

You Only Live Once” (feat. Randy Blythe):

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A lyric video for Dynasty‘s song “Rise To Victory” can be taken in below. Stick To Your GunsJesse Barnett and Sleeping Giant‘s Tommy Green both guest on the track.

It is one of the twelve songs which comprise the groups new album, “Beyond Measure“, due out January 22nd on Facedown Records. A number of other guests will also appear on the album.

Alice In Chains Working On “Hollow” Music Video

Alice In Chains have a music video in production for their new single “Hollow“. The group have enlisted director Roboshobo (Metallica, Mastodon) for the clip, which should begin airing in mid-January. A digital single for “Hollow” has been marked for a January 08th release date with the groups as-yet untitled new album expected to hit stores in March/April.

A lyric video for “Hollow” is available now at this location.

Corey Taylor recently shared his ambitious plans for Stone Sour and also shed some light on Slipknot‘s forthcoming album in a new interview with Taylor revealed that Stone Sour‘s next single will be “Do Me A Favor“—a track taken from their as-yet unreleased opus, “House Of Gold & Bones – Part 2“.

That album, which continues the concept of the groups latest release, “House Of Gold & Bones – Part 1“, is expected to surface in May. Taylor also mentioned that he hopes for future singles to go back and forth between each of the two albums.

Meanwhile, the group hope to embark on a tour in 2014 playing both of the above-mentioned albums in full, with Taylor stating:

“…We are plotting and planning a world tour that is very special, where we do two nights in one place. We play Part 1 top to bottom, the next night Part 2 top to bottom involving a pretty elaborate stage thing that we’re cooking up now. And once we do that, we’re gonna film everything and try to put together a very comprehensive DVD set.”

He also confirmed that in addition to a four part graphic novel built around the albums concept; that he hopes to make the story a two-part feature film. On that front he added:

“I know the people I want to cast in it. I know the people I want to produce and direct it. Hopefully I can get it done. There’s no ceiling to what we can do with it, so I’m pretty excited.”

Fans will have some time to wait for a new Slipknot album however. He said of the bands progress:

“It’s gonna be awhile yet. We’re throwing demos at each other. Once we all kind of see what the album could be, that`s when we’ll go in. I think the worst thing that we could do as a band, and we’re different from other bands, the worst thing that we could do is go right in and do something that feels forced, because the fans will see right through that, and we’ve never done that. So to me it makes more sense to kind of let the album come to us.”

Newly-uploaded footage of System Of A Down vocalist Serj Tankian jamming with Stewart Copeland (The Police) and Omar Fadel can be seen below. The session took place at Copeland‘s Sacred Grove studio and is part of an ongoing series of jam sessions which Copeland hosts.

Speaking of the below session, Copeland offered:

“Sunday Nuts – Another idle afternoon with Serj and Omar just coming up with stuff. As usual, nobody in here but us players. Untouched by professional hands.”

NeurosisScott Kelly, Eyehategod‘s Mike IX Williams, Yakuza‘s Bruce Lamont and producer/musician Sanford Parker have joined forces in a new sludge supergroup dubbed Corrections House. The group will be out on tour throughout the early new year, hitting the following venues:

01/21 New York, NY – Saint Vitus
01/22 Boston, MA – Great Scott
01/23 New Haven, CT – BAR
01/24 Washington, DC – DC9
01/25 Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
01/26 Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
01/27 Raleigh, NC – Kings Barcade
01/28 Gainesville, FL – The Atlantic
01/30 Miami, FL – Churchill’s
01/31 Tampa, FL – Crowbar
02/02 Birmingham, AL – Bottletree
02/06 New Orleans, LA – Sibera
02/08 San Antonio, TX – Korova
02/09 Austin, TX – Red 7
02/10 Dallas, TX – Bryan Street Tavern
02/11 Norman, OK – Opolis
02/13 Omaha, NE – Slowdown
02/15 Denver, CO – Moon Room

Solo sets from each member of the outfit are expected to precede their eventual jam together at all of the above-mentioned shows.

Broken Hope Offer New Album Update

Broken Hope have checked in with the following update regarding their new album for Century Media and more:

“We want to give you all a quick BROKEN HOPE update before the New Year, and we have some exciting news! First, congratulations to BROKEN HOPE‘s own Shaun Glass on the birth of his first child: Maddux Burton Glass, born Dec 17, 2012. Maddux enters the world just before Christmas and just as BROKEN HOPE is writing the new album!

Speaking of the new album, we can officially say that we’ve written 11 songs so far– and are still trucking along with more material. The new material is so ferocious, we jokingly sum up the vibe of the new music as ‘Reign In Bowels‘ because it’s like someone took SLAYER‘s ‘Reign In Blood‘ and mated that intensity and horror with the extremity and sickness of BROKEN HOPE‘s ‘Bowels of Repugnance‘ album…It’s insanely heavy and unrelenting! That said, here’s a couple song titles we can release to you all– chew on these: ‘The Flesh Mechanic‘ and ‘Give Me the Bottom Half.’ We can’t wait for you to hear ‘em all! Happy Holidays everyone!” — BROKEN HOPE

Trailer For Hundredth’s New EP “Revolt” Available

A trailer for one of Hundredth‘s new EP’s “Revolt” has been made available for viewing through Recording sessions for both it and its companion EP “Resist” have been underway as of late. “Revolt” will be the first in the series to hit stores, arriving in the spring through Mediaskare.

Suffocation Release “As Grace Descends” Lyric Video

An official lyric video for Suffocation‘s new song “As Grace Descends” can be viewed below. The group have a new studio album titled “Pinnacle Of Bedlam” scheduled for a February 15th release date overseas via Nuclear Blast. A North American release date has yet to be announced.

No UK “Sonisphere Festival” Planned For 2013

It has been officially announced that there will not be a UK Sonisphere Festival in 2013. You may recall that last years planned UK edition of the festival was cancelled as well. The festivals organizers stated the following on the decision to not host a festival in the UK next year:

“Team Sonisphere is sad to say that it has now been confirmed that Sonisphere UK will take a year off in 2013.

The three Sonisphere Festivals to date at Knebworth in 2009/2010/2011 set a very high standard and indeed 2011 was voted the best festival line up by The UK Festival Awards.

We think it is really important that the event only runs when it has a line up that sets it apart from the competition whilst also carrying a ticket price that allows us to offer real value for money to the music fans. We were hoping to do that in 2013 but unfortunately it wasn’t possible to fulfil both aims with the principle problem of there being a lack of available headliners of the calibre of previous festivals at Knebworth. We made offers to over a dozen major artists but for various reasons none of these offers lead to securing a strong bill.

The good news is that the Sonispheres in Amneville, France and Milan, Italy are already on sale and UK fans who fancy jumping on a budget airline and seeing the mighty Iron Maiden at Sonisphere festivals in sunnier climates can buy tickets via in pounds sterling.

Watch out for more Sonsiphere European news to be announced early 2013

Team Sonisphere

Scissor Sisters Vocalist To Guest On New Queens Of The Stone Age Album

The forthcoming Queens Of The Stone Age album is shaping up to be jam-packed with guests. Scissor Sisters vocalist Jake Shears took to his Twitter earlier this week, posting the following series of tweets about what looks to be his own cameo on the effort:

“I just got to do something insanely cool with some fierce Queens.”

“Jake Shears + Queens of the Stone Age = satanic cabaret ”

“After singing together for awhile, Josh Homme and I settled down to watch some educational films. #newQueen”

A series of photos of Shears with Josh Homme and crew were attached to the aforementioned tweets. As previously reported, the album will feature studio drumming from Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, ex-Nirvana) and a collaboration with Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails). Ex-Queens Of The Stone Age member Nick Oliveri is expected to make a cameo as well. A spring release date is currently being touted for the opus.


Teaser Posted For Opeth’s Upcoming North American Tour

Roadrunner Records have released a teaser for what appears to be Opeth‘s long-awaited North American tour. The trek is expected to kick off in the spring with an official announcement due shortly.

Tomorrow’s (December 21st) Mitch Lucker Memorial show in Pomona, CA will be filmed for a future DVD release. The event will see the surviving members of the band perform various tracks from their back catalogue with numerous guest vocalists filling in.

Suicide Silence recently said of the show via their Facebook:

“Yes, we’re filming the Mitch Memorial Show for a DVD.
Yes, there are “big names” that we’re not announcing in advance…”

The show will take place at the Fox Theater in Pomona, CA tomorrow, December 21st, and feature a multitude of guests. Those already publically announced for the show include:

Chad Gray (HELLYEAH/Mudvayne)
Danny Worsnop (Asking Alexandria)
Tim Lambesis (As I Lay Dying)
Eddie Hermida (All Shall Perish)
Phil Bozeman (Whitechapel)
Johnny Plague (Winds Of Plague)
Austin Carlile (Of Mice & Men)
Brook Reeves (Impending Doom)
Anthony Notarmaso (After The Burial)
Cameron “Big Chocolate” Argon (Disfiguring The Goddess)
Myke Terry (ex-Bury Your Dead)
Ricky Hoover (Ex-Suffokate)

An early leaked/unconfirmed lineup that was since pulled suggested that DevilDriver‘s Dez Fafara, Lamb Of God‘s Randy Blythe and Machine Head‘s Robb Flynn might be the potential unannounced “big names” hinted at above. All proceeds from the concert will go towards this education fund for Lucker‘s daughter, Kenadee.