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Voivod Release “Target Earth” EPK

Voivod have released the following EPK for their upcoming thirteenth studio album, “Target Earth“. Century Media have set a January 22nd release for that outing.

Every Time I Die, The Acacia Strain, Vanna & More Announce Early 2013 Tour

Every Time I Die‘s previously rumored tour with The Acacia Strain, Vanna, Hundredth and No Bragging Rights is officially a go. Here’s how the trek will run:

02/06 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
02/07 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
02/08 Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
02/09 Lawrence, KS – The Granada Theatre
02/10 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
02/12 Boise, ID – The Venue
02/13 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
02/14 Portland, OR – Branx
02/15 Oakland, CA – Oakland Metro Operahouse
02/16 Pomona, CA – The Glass House
02/17 Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy Theatre
02/18 Mesa, AZ – The Nile Theater
02/19 El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
02/20 Austin, TX – Red 7
02/22 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
02/23 Metairie, LA – The Cypress
02/24 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
02/25 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
02/26 Miami, FL – Grand Central
02/27 Jacksonville, FL – Freebird Live
02/28 Charlotte, NC – Amos’ Southend
03/01 Washington, DC – Rock N Roll Hotel
03/02 Cleveland, OH – Peabodys
03/03 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
03/05 London, ON – Rum Runners – London Music Hall
03/06 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
03/07 Ottawa, ON – Ritual Night Club
03/08 Montreal, QC – Club Soda
03/09 Quebec City, QC – Union Commerciale
03/10 New Heaven, CT – Toad’s Place
03/11 Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Music Hall
03/12 Syracuse, NY – The Lost Horizon
03/13 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
03/14 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
03/15 Boston, MA – Royale
03/16 Allentown, PA – Crocodile Rock

Of Mice & Men Working On New Album

Of Mice & Men are writing and demoing new material for their next album. A newly-posted update from the band on the matter via their Facebook reads as follows:

“In case some of you don’t already know, we are currently home from tour for the remainder of 2012 and are now back in our studio working on our brand new album! YES!

An entire album of all brand new material is being written & demoed RIGHT NOW! We will be updating our Facebook more and more in this process and reaching out to YOU guys, our amazing fans from all over the world, to make this album really something special!!

Make sure you spread the word, share our posts, keep the likes/comments coming and keep checking back with us cause you never know when we could throw some new material your way ; ) OM&M”

New Trailer Released For Dave Grohl’s “Sound City” Documentary

A new trailer for Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl‘s forthcoming “Sound City” documentary about the famed Sound City Studios can be viewed below. The film will arrive in February and features interviews with members of Metallica, Rage Against The Machine, Nine Inch Nails, Queens Of The Stone Age and many more—all of whom recorded material at the now defunct facility.

Shadows Fall’s Jason Bittner Gives Update On His Health

Shadows Fall drummer Jason Bittner has given the following update regarding his ongoing recovery from acute Pancreatitis:

“Well I’m happy to say that I’m feeling much better, back to playing, and almost feel 100% – too bad my insides are still not 100% but they’re healing nicely primarily due to me staying off the road and resting. I have another round of bloodwork next week, in which the docs think I should be back to all normal internal functions by then, but they still are prohibiting me from leaving until after my endoscope on Dec. 18th (they need to hopefully find the cause of the Pancreatitis, and whether or not anything else is going on as well – but i feel pretty confident that i’ll be ok). So what does this mean to Shadows Fall – it means that I, sadly, will not be able to return until after the 18th. In the meantime please go continue to support the band on the KSE tour with my boy Willis Mathiasen covering for me – he’s got a tough job and he’s handling it like a pro from what I’ve seen and heard…..I’m really missing the band, and the fans and tour, but I promise that I WILL be on the last dates of the tour after xmas

12/27 Baltimore
12/28 NJ
12/29 Clifton Park

well, unless the apocalypse actually comes on the 21st!!!

Code Orange Kids Robbed In New Orleans, Donations Being Accepted

Code Orange Kids were robbed while on tour in New Orleans last night (December 04th). According to the band:

“…We have been robbed of over 10,000 worth of stuff in new orleans including all our cash, computers and most personal belongings. everything we made from this tour and much more. if you feel like helping you can donate to our paypal at if not thats cool too. we aren’t going home obviously so see you at these next few weeks of shows.”

Oh, Sleeper Announce New Guitarist

Oh, Sleeper have kept things in-house with regards to their new guitarist (replacing James Erwin). The band will be moving over their bassist Nate Grady to guitar duties. No word yet on who will replace Grady on bass. The group themselves issued the following statement on the switch:

“Greetings Archers!

We wish our brother James Erwin all the best in his future endeavors and we are very excited to announce our new guitarist. Nate Grady, will be moving from bass to guitar. For those of you who don’t know, Nate was a student of Shane‘s for quite some time and is an absolute beast on guitar.

His switch to guitar opens up a whole new world of playing for us, a world of shredtacular riffs never before played in Oh, Sleeper. We are very excited to have him as we begin the writing process for the NEW OH SLEEPER ABLUM TO BE RELEASED NEXT YEAR!

Get excited, because this next Oh,Sleeper album will be unlike anything you have ever heard from us before.

Now, without further ado, we introduce Nate Grady.”

Otep‘s upcoming sixth studio album “Hydra” will reportedly be her last. A sell sheet prepared by her label Victory Records to help market the January 22nd release date of that record states that:

“Hydra will be the sixth and final full length studio recording of OTEP’s expansive and long-running career.”

The same sheet also includes a quote from band frontwoman Otep Shamaya which states “this will be my last album.” Despite the seeming finality of her studio output, the same sheet does mention that she plans to tour in support of the album throughout 2013 and beyond. You can find a screen cap of the sell sheet itself below.

Meanwhile, you can watch her call a “haven” for “hate speech” and label the sites commenters “cowards” and “colostomy bags” via this Twitter conversation. As previously stated, does not believe in censoring the opinions of its readers unless presented with extreme circumstances. The world can be both an ugly and beautiful place and so can the internet. That said, thanks to Norma Jean for their support in the same conversation.

Update – December 03rd 5:58pm:

She has since clarified her stance via her Twitter that her comments were directed towards for allowing negative commentary to be posted. She replied to this story as such:

“I think u really like me. But I didn’t say it. I wrote it. & I didn’t call out commenters, I called u colostomy bags 4 allowing it.”

click here for the photos…