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Dynasty Release Lyric Video For New Song “Explicit Method”

Dynasty have a January 22nd release date through Facedown Records in the cards for their new album “Beyond Measure“. The group tracked the outing at Sound Temple Studio with Winds Of Plague bassist Andrew Glover handling the production duties. In the meantime, you can find a lyric video for the groups track “Explicit Method” below:

Live footage of the recent “Rock For LightBad Brains tribute/benefit set has been posted online below via Unartignyc.com. The event took place at the Bowery Electric in New York City, NY on November 06th and featured a core band lineup of:

Guitars – Todd Youth (ex-Danzig)
Bass – Melvin Gibbs (ex-Rollins Band)
Drums – Mackie Jayson (ex-Bad Brains)

A series of rotating vocalists joined the trio onstage for a wealth of Bad Brains covers, some highlights of which included:

Bad BrainsH.R. (“Pay To Cum” & “I Luv I Jah“)
Killswitch Engage‘s Jesse Leach (“I Against I“)
Cro-MagsJohn Joseph (“Attitude“, “Right Brigade” & “Rock For Light“)
Living Colour‘s Vernon Reid & Pegasus Warning (“Banned In D.C.“)
TV On The Radio‘s Kyp Mallone (“House Of Suffering“)

Killswitch Engage fans can skip ahead to 11:16 in to see Jesse Leach‘s performance.

Lamb Of God Headed Back Overseas In 2013

Lamb Of God look to be comfortable with leaving the safe confines of North America in 2013. The group have just signed on to headline the August 10th date of the “Bloodstock Open Air” festival at Catton Park in Derbyshire, UK. That event will take place from August 08th-11th and also feature sets from King Diamond (headlining August 09th), Anthrax, Amorphis, Dark Funeral, Accept, Firewind and more.

Lamb Of God have of course refrained from international touring since the arrest of their frontman Randy Blythe this past summer in the Czech Republic. Blythe was detained for over a month on suspicion of manslaughter in relation to the death of a fan that attended one of their shows in 2010.

Korn Guitarist Says Band Taking “Different Approach” With New Album

Korn guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer recently chatted with Phoenixnewtimes.com about a new Korn album, the upcoming birth of his child and more. The following exchange took place regarding the new album from Korn:

Korn has always been at the forefront of the metal’s evolution. Jonathan Davis said back in July that you guys are getting ready to record your 11th album, but it’s not sticking with the dubstep style. What can you tell me about that?

Well, I’m headed there right now actually. I’m driving to the studio now. We’ve been working on it for awhile, just recording ideas. I wouldn’t say it’s a 180 from the last album, but we’re definitely taking a different approach. We’re not going with the dubstep style, but we are using a lot of interesting recording techniques.

So do you think it will be a bit heavier than the last one?

I think it will be. I think once Jonathan puts vocals on it, it has…it’s more melodic and the guitars are more aggressive and much more in your face. I think what we did before was bold and took a lot of balls, in regards to the album devoted entirely to dubstep. To me it’s very much a Korn album, but I want to feature more guitar on this album, on the one were writing right now, we still have one foot in the electronic [style], not necessarily the dubstep [sound], and we still have a fresh approach on the guitar riffs with some melodic vocals. Jonathan is great at sort of delivering the aggressive lyrics and vocals.”

The Faceless & The Safety Fire Book Early 2013 UK Tour

The Faceless and The Safety Fire will tackle the UK together early next year on the following tour:

01/30 Bristol, UK – The Fleece
01/31 Southampton, UK – The Cellar
02/01 Brighton, UK – The Haunt
02/02 Nottingham, UK – Rock City
02/03 Glasgow, UK – King Tut’s
02/04 Newcastle, UK – Academy 2
02/05 Wolverhampton, UK – Slade Rooms
02/06 Manchester, UK – NQ Live
02/07 London, UK – 02 Academy Islington
02/08 Sheffield, UK – The Corporation
02/09 Leeds, UK – Cockpit

Enslaved, Pallbearer and Ancient VVisdom will comprise the bill of the “Winter Rite 2013” tour. That trek will run through North America in January, hitting the following stops:

01/30 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
01/31 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
02/01 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
02/02 Detroit, MI – The Magic Stick
02/03 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Rock Club
02/04 Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
02/06 Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
02/08 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
02/09 San Francisco, CA – Slims
02/10 Portland, OR – Branx
02/11 Seattle, WA – Highline Bar
02/12 Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret
02/14 Edmonton, AB – Pawn Shop
02/15 Calgary, AB – Dickens Pub
02/16 Regina, SK – The Exchange
02/17 Winnipeg, MB – The Osborne Village Inn
02/19 Toronto, ON – Opera House
02/20 Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes Électriques
02/21 Boston, MA – The Sinclair
02/22 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom

SOiL Turn To Kickstarter For New Album

SOiL have launched a Kickstarter to help fund their forthcoming new album, which sees the return of vocalist Ryan McCombs. Various incentives are being offered for those who contribute with more details available via the campaign link at Kickstarter.com.

More fan-filmed footage from Trivium vocalist/guitarist Matt Heafy‘s November 01st solo set at In Flames‘ 2112 restaurant in Gothenburg, SWE has surfaced online. You can watch him run through covers of In Flames‘ “Dawn Of A New Day“, Nine Inch Nails‘ “Hurt” and Opeth‘s “Harvest” below. Previously posted footage from the same set can be seen at this location.

Dawn Of A New Day” (In Flames cover):

click here for more footage…

The Bronx Set February Release For New Album

The Bronx have given their new album a proper release date. Arriving a bit later than their projected January release timeframe; the band will now release the effort on February 04th. Further details were not provided.

Chevelle To Release Greatest Hits Set In December

Chevelle will be closing out the year with a greatest hits collection titled “Stray Arrows: A Collection Of Favorities“. Among the various songs included from the groups catalogue is a new track titled “Fizgig“—which one can only hope is a reference to rad little furball in “Dark Crystal“.

The track listing for the set, which is due out December 04th on Epic Records, can be seen below along with the cover art:

01 – “Jars
02 – “Same Old Trip
03 – “Vitamin R (Leading Us Along)
04 – “The Red
05 – “I Get It
06 – “Face To The Floor
07 – “Send The Pain Below
08 – “Sleep Apnea
09 – “The Clincher
10 – “Hats Off To The Bull
11 – “The Meddler
12 – “Fizgig

click here for the cover art…

The Black Dahlia Murder have officially parted ways with drummer Shannon Lucas. Lucas himself put out the following video statement announcing his departure from the group.

In the clip he reveals that he hopes to track the drums for his supergroup with Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz and George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher of Cannibal Corpse in January. He also has another grind group in the works and plans to open a tattoo shop.

Currently The Black Dahlia Murder have enlisted the services of ex-Abigail Williams drummer Alan Cassidy in his absence—though he is not yet a permanent member.