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Nachtmystium Postpone Bulk Of Upcoming Tour With Jarboe, Etc.

Numerous stops of Nachtmystium‘s “Dawn Over The Ruins Of America” tour have been postponed due to an “unavoidable family emergency”. Currently the only dates that are a go for the trek can be found below, along with a statement from Nachtmystium:

Nachtmystium, regretfully, has to reschedule its upcoming US tour due to an unavoidable family emergency. The band will still be able to perform the last four dates of the tour on the east coast, but all other dates will be rescheduled for the near future. Nachtmystium apologizes to all the fans and promoters as this was an unavoidable circumstance and we wish that things were different. However, we are beyond excited to come play for you soon. To those fans who will still be able to see us in November, we can’t wait to destroy your eardrums. See you soon!”

In light of the scaled down run, Weapon appear to have dropped off the bill, leaving only Jarboe and Lord Mantis as support:

11/16 St. Paul, MN – Station 4
11/18 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
11/19 New York, NY – Saint Vitus
11/21 Chicago, IL – Ultra Lounge

The releases set for Record Store Day‘s annual “Black Friday” event have been officially announced. Here’s the highlights for the discerning metal/rock fan:

Borknagar – “The Olden Domain” (180 gram LP with poster)

Coheed And Cambria – “The Afterman: Ascension (Big Beige Demos)” (12″ clear vinyl)

Incubus – “A Crow Left Of The Murder” (limited edition/numbered 180 gram vinyl)

Incubus – “Light Grenades” (limited edition/numbered 180 gram vinyl)

Incubus – “Make Yourself” (limited edition/numbered 180 gram vinyl)

Incubus – “Morning View” (limited edition/numbered 180 gram vinyl)

Incubus – “S.C.I.E.N.C.E.” (limited edition/numbered 180 gram vinyl)

Judas Priest – “Screaming For Vengeance

King Diamond – “No Presents For Christmas” (12″)

Mad Season – “River Of Deceit“/”I Don’t Know Anything” (Live) (10″ colored vinyl)

Mayhem – “De Mysteriis Dom Sathans

Mogwai – “A Wrenched Vile Lore” (LP/Digital)

Nirvana – “Incesticide” (20th anniversary 45rpm edition) (12″) (individually numbered, gold foil stamped with revised artwork and newly-remastered)

Primus – “Green Naugahyde 10″ (10″ clear green vinyl) (feat. two previously unreleased live tracks)

TomahawkStone Letter (7″) (etched logo as b-side)

Volbeat – “The Strength/The Sound/The Songs” (12″ picture disc)

Volbeat – “Guitar Gangster & Cadillac Blood” (12″ picture disc)

Volbeat – “Rock The Rebel/Metal The Devil” (12″ picture disc)

A full listing of this years releases can be found over at Recordstoreday.com.

Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails, How To Destroy Angels, etc.) has officially announced that he has been working with the Beats By Dre product line on some new projects.

Reznor took to his Facebook earlier today (October 16th) to offer the following on that:

“Some of you may have read that I have begun working with Beats By Dre. For the past year I have indeed been involved with Dre, Jimmy Iovine, Luke Wood, and the rest of the team on a number of very interesting projects that will start to emerge next year. I have been wanting to experiment and focus my energy and creativity in some different directions, and Beats has afforded me that very opportunity. The process has been challenging and fascinating and as much as I’d like to tell you about the things we’ve dreamed up… I just can’t.
Not yet…
(I can tell you it’s probably not what you’re expecting!)”

A Life Once Lost Premiere “Empty Form”

Another new A Life Once Lost song has graced the net. You can check out “Empty Form” from the bands upcoming new album “Ecstatic Trance” over at Stereokiller.com. The track arrives in advance of the efforts coming October 22nd release on Season Of Mist. Along with word of the new song comes the bands newly-relaunched official website, Alifeoncelostofficial.com.

The Haunted Lose Drummer And Guitarist

More grim news for The Haunted—the band are now down to two members with both guitarist Anders Björler and drummer Per Möller Jensen exiting the fold. This leaves band bassist Jonas Björler and guitarist Patrik Jensen as the remaining members of the outfit (vocalist Peter Dolving acrimoniously left the band earlier this year.)

Jonas Björler had the following to offer about the recent turn of events:

“It’s with deep regret we have to inform you of another two departures from The Haunted; guitarist Anders Björler and drummer Per Möller Jensen. No animosity whatsoever caused these events, nor are there any other feelings than that they will both be dearly missed. We wish them all the best in whatever, and wherever, their future endeavors will take them

For all you who have any knowledge about the band, and know how to count, you will realize that there are only two band members left; Jonas and myself. We are still committed to the The Haunted. However, in the light of these recent events, we honestly don’t know what will happen. We hope for your appreciation of our current situation, and for your patience.

Thanks,
Jonas and Jensen

Anders Björler said of his exit:

“I feel that I have come to the end of the line regarding The Haunted. This is not a sudden or hasty decision. I have been contemplating it for the last couple of years.

Peter‘s departure earlier this year made me more certain than ever that I had reached my personal goal with The Haunted, and that the time was right to call it quits.

I have enjoyed every bit of the ride.
It’s been an overwhelming journey.
I would like to thank the other band members especially, our crew through the years, and our fans worldwide for the experience and opportunity.
Thank you so much! The memories will be with me forever.

I will of course continue writing music, but where that leads me?, simply too early to say

Anders

The Deftones have launched pre-orders for their highly anticipated new album, “Koi No Yokan“. The group aren’t exactly out to impress with the options however, offering the following as part of the package which can now be picked up on Deftones.com:

- Full Album on CD delivered on 11/13/12
- Digital Album delivered on 11/13/12
- Instant Download of ‘Tempest
- 24″ x 24″ Limited Edition Lithograph
- Koi No Yokan Album Cover T-Shirt

100 randomly selected fans who pre-order through the above-mentioned site will receive a lithograph signed by the band. iTunes pre-orders have also commenced and boast an instant download of the groups new single “Tempest“. “Koi No Yokan” is slated for a November 13th release date.

Those seeking a more collectible option may want to hold out and pre-order the album at the bands merch table during the stops of their ongoing North American tour with Scars On Broadway. Those who do just that will receive a limited edition two song cassette single from the band featuring their new tracks “Leathers” and “Rosemary” (see below for artwork). Be warned though, this offer is only available to the first 50 people to pre-order at each show.

Dates for the bands ongoing tour with Scars On Broadway include:

10/16 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
10/17 Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
10/19 Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
10/20 Kansas City, MO – Harrah’s
10/21 Columbia, MO – Blue Note
10/23 Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
10/24 Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
10/26 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
10/28 Philadelphia, PA – The Electric Factory
10/29 Boston, MA – HOB Boston
10/30 New York, NY – Terminal 5
11/14 Dallas, TX – Palladium Ballroom
11/15 San Antonio, TX – Sunken Gardens
11/17 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
11/18 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
11/19 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
11/21 Los Angeles, CA – Palladium

click here for the cassette artwork…

Clutch Reveal Title For New Album

Clutch have chosen “Earth Rocker” as the title to their new album. The band expect to release the effort in March through their own Weathermaker Music label. Tracking for the effort has already been completed with Machine (Lamb Of God, Every Time I Die) handling the production duties. Currently the aforementioned producer is overseeing the mixing process for the effort as well.

Band vocalist Neil Fallon said of the effort:

“Last minute overdubs are fun. Harmonicas, tambourines (yes, we use those), claps, the odd backing vocal. Recording can be monotonous, so those unintended moments can be a lot of fun. It’s kind of like kindergarten music class, but with beer. And sometimes the spontaneity of a last ditch idea breathes a lot of life back into a song that we’ve been beating up for weeks on end. A looming deadline can be a great muse! It has a lot in common with Blast Tyrant in that Machine‘s production techniques are really unique. It differs from Blast Tyrant and a lot of other Clutch records in that, overall, the songs are faster and concise.”

Guitarist Tim Sult also chimed in, stating: “as far as the composition of the songs go, this is the heaviest and fastest Clutch album to date.”

An as-yet unannounced North American headliner is planned for March/April; while a new website has been launched in support of the album over at Earthrocker.com. Furthermore, the band have booked the first date of their “World Rocker” world tour. They will play the following one-off UK date in January:

01/22 London, UK – Islington Academy

Five Finger Death Punch Debut “The Pride” Music Video

Five Finger Death Punch have unveiled the music video for their latest single, “The Pride“. The clip features footage from the bands Trespass America Tour this past summer and more.

Band frontman Ivan Moody said of the clip:

“One of the best parts of being in this band is that we have the chance to design and build bigger and bigger live shows. Our concerts became spectacular gatherings of our extended family and we wanted to share this amazing experience with everyone.

So we wrote & designed this video in dedication of our loyal, dedicated, militant fan base known as Knuckleheads who deserve the best experience we can give them. You’ve all stood by us & diligently helped us introduce the world to Five Finger Death Punch and this is our way of saying THANK YOU !

We couldn’t have done any of this without all of you. WELCOME TO THE PRIDE !”

Nine Inch Nails, etc. frontman Trent Reznor has been in the studio today (October 15th) with someone whom he describes as a hero of his. Thus far he remains tightlipped about the identity of the mystery collaborator, offering only the following via his Twitter:

“In the studio for a day of experimentation with a hero of mine…”

“David Byrne = hero of mine, but it’s not him. I doubt you’ll guess this one!”

Meanwhile, Reznor and David Byrne (Talking Heads) had a conversation in Los Angeles, CA yesterday, October 14th, at the the Aratani/Japan America Theatre. Among the topics broached were Reznor ‘s decision return to a major label with his side project, How To Destroy Angels. Josh Kun, professor, USC Annenberg School for Communication was also on hand for the chat:

You can see fan-filmed footage of that particular topic below:

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