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Challenger (Black Sheep Wall, Ex-Volumes, Etc.) To Release Debut EP This Month

Challenger is the name of a newly-launched outfit Daniel Schwartz (ex-Volumes) and Jackson Thompson (Black Sheep Wall) among others. The group have their debut EP “Coming Of Age” set for an August 27th release date on a pay what you want pricing scale.

For now you can check out their new song “Horologist” at the above-mentioned link or below:

In The Midst Of Lions Break Up

In The Midst Of Lions have called it quits. The group recently issued the following statement regarding their decision:

“Hello everyone!

We are so so sorry for how long it has taken us to update you all on the situation with the band.

After our last tour in November of 2011 ended we came home with intentions of resting up and heading back out on the road on the “Kingdom Days” tour in April of 2012. Unfortunately, the long break from tour along with some other opportunities for a couple of the band members meant that 2 of our members were leaving the band. This caused us to cancel our April tour for the remaining members to decide what our next step was. After a few months of no decisions and lack of motivation to catch 2 new members up to speed we decided to call it quits and see where the Lord would take us in our own lives individually.

We are truly sorry that we took so long I update you all. If we have any farewell tour shows or even a tour in the future we will update you all immediately.

God bless you all and thank you for the support through the years! We truly appreciate all your support!!

-ITMOL”

All That Remains Lineup Fall Radio Festivals

All That Remains have booked a handful of radio shows for the fall. Their present schedule can be found below:

09/28 Phoenix, AZ – Ashley Furniture Homestore Pavilion (“Desert Uprising“)
09/29 Las Vegas, NV – Mandalay Bay Resort (“Rock Vegas“)
09/30 Tucson, AZ – Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium (“Fall Ball“)
10/26 Orlando, FL – Tinker Field (“Halloweenie Roast“)
10/27 Tampa, FL – 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre (“Halloweenie Roast“)

The groups forthcoming album “A War You Can Not Win” should arrive in stores in the coming months. In the meantime, the group previewed a new song from it earlier today, August 13th.

Becoming The Archetype Detail New Album “I Am”

Both the cover art and track listing have been unveiled for Becoming The Archetype‘s forthcoming fifth studio album, “I Am“. Set for a September 18th release date on Solid State Records, the outing will shape up as follows:

01 – “The Ocean Walker
02 – “The Time Bender
03 – “The Eyes Of The Storm
04 – “The Sky Bearer
05 – “The Machine Killer
06 – “The War Ender
07 – “The Weapon Breaker
08 – “The Planet Maker
09 – “The Sun Eater
10 – “I AM
The cover art and pre-orders for the offering can be found over at Iambecomingthearchetype.com. Meanwhile, the following unofficial teaser video for the effort has been making the rounds:

Ex-The Haunted singer Peter Dolving has launched an outfit dubbed House Of Dolving. In addition to their own music, the group will also perform material from his various past outfits, including The Haunted, MaryBeatsJane and more. Here’s what he had to say about the group in his own words:

House Of Dolving.

Sounds kinda cheesy and pretencious. But I like it. And it the only way that can offer a way to explain/present what the hell I/we are doing.

So far this has been losely knit. Slowly growing more stable.

I am putting a core liveband together with Johan Reivén(LOK, InAPigsEye, Thåström etc.), Peter Asp(Bombus, MaryBeatsJane, Stillborn, Is 9 etc), and Thomas Brandt(LOK etc.)

Guest musicians/artists will appear.

We will rock songs by Peter Dolving, MaryBeatsJane, The Haunted, Zen Monkey, BringTheWarHome etc. etc.

I intend having this machine up and rolling by November 2012.

This will be a touring entity of sorts, when you see House of Dolving on the bill, that means you can expect some of the best and coolest live musicians performing with me, and sometimes without me, playing really fucking good music.

The first outing for House Of Dolving is this baby; Thieves And Liars.

More later.

Peace! / PD”

A song from “Thieves And Liars” titled “Hands On” can be found over at Bandcamp. The project is currently slated for an October 24th release date. Fan-funding is being sought for the group at Fundedbyme.com, with Dolving offering:

“So why the hell don’t I just go to a record company?

Why don’t we just go to one of the indies or Warner, or Sony and say “Here, here’s a great product”

The answer is simple; It would be easy, if they were really interested in traditional capitalism, ai. SELLING A PRODUCT.

Those days are long gone.

The majors are now the people who work there. Their main priorities are not making money for
their companies and their clients/partners(allthough they occasionally by fluke chance do that too…).

Instead the level of intrapersonal agendas and ingroup politics has so deteriorated the construct to the point where the recordlabels have become pointless whales, struggling like obese sealions for their survival. And the people within the structure are more concerned with their own paycheck than their loyalty to their employers.

The indies are too busy finding ways to keep their companies from drowing to have time or a genuine interest in individual artists.
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Stone Sour‘s Corey Taylor (also of Slipknot) recently chatted with Rollingstone.com about the bands new double album release, “House Of Gold And Bones“. The first half of the David Bottrill (Tool, Mudvayne) produced set will arrive in stores on October 23rd via Roadrunner Records. With the second half expected out in May.

Four comic books (two for each album) telling the concept behind the opus—which apparently centers around a man at a crossroads between leaving behind adolescence and embracing adulthood—are planned to compliment the albums release.

Speaking on that, Taylor offered:

“It’s looking like we’re gonna release the comics in, like, a four-issue miniseries. So the first two issues will be part one and then the last two issues will be part two. And we want to really try and keep it on a timeline where they come out, right around the time that Part Two comes out. It’s basically a visual representation of the short story that I wrote. I’m not sure who the artist is going to be; there are a couple of different guys I want to work with, but it’ll be fun for me.”

Meanwhile, speaking on the album itself, he stated:

“We wanted to really try and go for [a] natural vibe on this without using a ton of samples and really try to differentiate us from everybody else out there. A lot of bands fall into that pitfall of [going to] all the work of getting these great sounds and whatnot, then they hand it over to somebody who then starts filling in the blanks with all these samples. It just makes them sound like everybody else out there and we wanted to really capture a unique sound.”

In case you missed it, two full tracks from the album were made available for streaming earlier today.

Asking Alexandria Offer Download Of New Track “Run Free”

Asking Alexandria are offering a download of their new song “Run Free” via this location. At the time of posting the aforementioned server is entirely overwhelmed so you may want to wait until they get it sorted out before attempting. The track is set to appear on the groups forthcoming new album, details for which have yet to be announced.

Into The Moat To Reunite For “Bringin’ It Back For The Kids 2″ Festival

Into The Moat will reunite for the upcoming “Bringin’ It Back For The Kids 2” festival. The event will take place at Rocketown in Ft. Lauderdale, FL on October 12th and 13th and feature performances from the following artists:

Abiotic
Backtrack
Born Low
The Chariot
Destro
Fero Lux
Fire and Ice
For Today
Hundredth
Impending Doom
Knock Em Dead
Know the Score
Lions Lions
Morning Again
Naysayer
Nebraska Bricks
Old Habits
Omissions
Out Crowd
Remembering Never
Set Free
Sleep Patterns
Texas In July
Thick As Blood
Throne Of Rats
Trapped Under Ice
Twitching Tongues
Where Fear And Weapons Meet
(reunion)
Xibalba

Further details can be found on Facebook.

Underoath Best Of Release Due Out In October

Underoath have an as-yet untitled best of release on deck for an October 23rd release date through Solid State/Tooth & Nail. It is more than likely that the two new songs the band recently recorded will wind up on the effort. More details on the collection have yet to be revealed.

Testament Book Late November UK Tour

Testament will head to the UK in late November for the following trek:

11/27 Glasgow, UK – Garage
11/28 Wolverhampton, UK – Wulfrun Hall
11/29 Manchester, UK – HMV Ritz
11/30 London, UK – KOKO

Limp Bizkit‘s Fred Durst recently spoke with Kerrang! regarding the bands aversion to touring North America. Speaking in the August 01st issue of the publication, he stated:

“We don’t play back home. We’ve boycotted America for many years now. I don’t know, I just don’t wanna go out like that. We did a few radio shows in 2010 for a friend and that was it. We haven’t properly toured America since 2006.

The reason? We just don’t know what’s going on in America. It’s all about the new catchy thing and that’s always changing. America is driven by record sales. It’s the home of corporations. We’re just Limp Bizkit, so we don’t know how to do anything but Limp Bizkit.”

He later continued:

“But here’s the deal: say in 2000, there were 35 million people who connected to this band. Twelve years later, lots of those people have moved on. We were a moment in time and it’s over.”

It was revealed this past June that the band were planning to tour the U.S. later this year with Black Light Burns in tow. No word yet on whether or not that trek is still in the works.