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Napalm Death vocalist Mark “Barney” Greenway joined the Dayglo Abortions onstage last night (November 07th) in Edmonton, Alberta. He took to the stage to help them on their track, “Bedtime Story“. Napalm Death of course did their own rendition of the aforementioned song on their 2004 covers outing, “Leaders Not Followers: Part 2“.

A Hero A Fake Book December Headlining Tour

A Hero A Fake will headline the “Born In The 80′s, Down With The Ladies Tour” in December. Myka, Relocate and Outline In Color will join them on select dates from December 07th onwards.

Here’s how the trek shapes up:

12/05 Ringold, GA – Cloud Springs Deli
12/06 Nashville, TN – The Limit

With Outline In Color:

12/07 Mountain Home, AR – Two Kings
12/08 Norman, OK – Hidden Castle
12/09 Amarillo, TX – Vientiane Nights
12/10 Albuquerque, NM – Amped Performance Center
12/11 El Paso, TX – The War Room
12/12 TBA – TBA

With Outline In Color, Myka & Relocate:

12/13 San Antonio, TX – The Ten Eleven
12/14 Corpus Christi, TX – Theo’s
12/15 Houston, TX – Mango’s
12/16 Tyler, TX – Crossroads
12/17 Dallas, TX – Sons of Hermann Hall
12/18 Tulsa, OK – The Eclipse
12/19 Little Rock, AR – Juanita’s
12/20 Springfield, MO – Lemon Drop
12/21 Blytheville, AR – Red Room

Late Suicide Silence Frontman Mitch Lucker Laid To Rest

A funeral service for Suicide Silence‘s Mitch Lucker was held today, November 08th. The ceremony was attended by family and friends—and judging by social networks, a number of band members as well.

Lucker‘s Suicide Silence bandmate Dan Kenny tweeted the following of the service earlier today:

“Had to bury my brother today, he looked peaceful when I saw him. It was very hard but it was needed! To the fans just know Mitch loved yall”

Sumerian Records founder Ash Avildsen was apparently among those in attendance, sharing this picture of the funeral program. Avildsen also later tweeted that anger, rather than alcohol, may have been what ultimately led to Lucker‘s tragic motorcycle accident, which took his life this past Halloween, October 31st. He was 28 years old.

The remaining members of the band have launched an official benefit/donation page for Lucker‘s daughter, Kenadee Lucker at Suicidesilence.net.

Korn vocalist Jonathan Davis had his August 11th, 2012 tour of the Ramstein Air Base in Germany documented for a short film titled “Wounded Warriors“. Davis met with a number of members of the armed forces who were on location at the base during his stay.

The film will be screening at the Los Angeles Film School in Los Angeles, CA on November 10th. More info on the feature can be found at Korn.com; while a trailer has been posted below:

Abigail Williams Tap Ashley Ellyllon For New Album

Abigail Williams‘ forthcoming new album will once again feature the talents of keyboardist, Ashley Ellyllon. According to the band:

“We are happy to announce that Ashley Ellyllon will rejoin Abigail Williams for our forth full length album. Although we did not announce it or make it public she also worked on our last album “Becoming” with us. Anyone with a CD booklet can see that though… wink wink…”

Yesterday (November 07th) saw Abigail Williams announce their intentions to return with a new album next year, despite having only just called it quits this past July.

Mutiny Within Confirm Track Listing For “Synchronicity”

Mutiny Within have confirmed the below track listing for their new album “Synchronicity“. The reactivated outfit will release the outing on January 12th.

01 – “Embers
02 – “In My Veins
03 – “In A Moment
04 – “Falls To Pieces
05 – “Machines
06 – “Never
07 – “Become
08 – “Lights
09 – “Balance
10 – “Life To Dust
11 – “Signs
12 – “The Unsaid

Your Demise Debut “Push Me Under” Music Video, Work On New EP

Your Demise have debuted the following music video for their track “Push Me Under“. The clip was filmed at the “Tramlines Festival” in Sheffield, UK this past summer and put together by director Sam Bailey. Meanwhile, the band will hit Outhouse Studios with producer John Mitchell to track a new EP shortly.

The group intend to release the outing in January; with Pinky Swear Records handling the 7″ vinyl release and Music Glue/Impericon handling the digital and CD formats. The EP will mark their return to the independent circuit having now completed their deal with Visible Noise Records.

A tour of their native UK will be mounted in support of the EP with Counterparts, Fact and one other act TBA rounding out the bill. Dates for that run include:

02/07 Brighton, UK – The Haunt
02/08 Southampton, UK – Talking Heads
02/09 Plymouth, UK – White Rabbit
02/10 Exeter, UK – Cavern
02/11 Bristol, UK – The Fleece
02/13 Cardiff, UK – Clwb Ifor Bach
02/14 Birmingham, UK – Academy 2
02/15 Stoke, UK – Sugarmill
02/16 Leeds, UK – Cockpit
02/17 Glasgow, UK – Cathouse
02/19 Manchester, UK – Moho Live
02/20 Newcastle, UK – Academy 2
02/21 Norwich, UK – Waterfront
02/22 Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
02/23 London, UK – Garage

Korn To Perform Two Shows With Ex-Guitarist Brian “Head” Welch In June

Korn have officially confirmed that ex-guitarist Brian”Head” Welch will be performing with the band during their sets at the 2013 “Rock im Park” and “Rock am Ring” festivals in Germany. Rock im Park will take place at the Zeppenfield in Nurnberg, Germany from June 07th-09th. “Rock am Ring” on the other hand is traditionally held at the same time in Nurburgring, GER.

The band have confirmed that Welch will be performing full sets with the band at each event.

As Blood Runs Black Working On New Material?

As Blood Runs Black are teasing that they may have some new material in the works via the below video. The band posted the clip with the following caption:

“Check out our new music video below. Things got a little too crazy last night…. New Music?! 0_o”

Mike Portnoy (Adrenaline Mob, ex-Dream Theater) had a meltdown onstage that saw him trash his equipment after being unhappy with it was setup. The incident took place in Manila, Philippines this past Tuesday during his show with Billy Sheehan, Tony MacAlpine and Derek Sherinian.

Fan-filmed footage of the outburst and his accompanying “rap song” can be seen below along with a statement from Portnoy on the matter:

“Not to excuse my actions, but at least to explain the situation:

This PSMS tour has been VERY difficult on all of us in terms of gear and production. The only way we have been able to make it to such far away places such as Manila, Russia, Israel, Indonesia, etc (where it is normally VERY expensive to tour unless you are a “name” band that has been around for many years) is we’ve have had to make concessions by using supplied gear and local techs at each show.

Granted, WE agreed to these terms and are willing to make it work – however, on at least a half dozen occasions on this tour we have been incredibly frustrated to arrive at the venue only to find the band’s gear requirements were simply blatantly ignored (wrong keyboards, wrong amps, Zildjian cymbals, etc) AND were not setup and ready for us as was supposed to be the case and what the promoters had promised.

We have been as patient and understanding as we possibly can be…but when you get 4 guys who haven’t slept more than a couple of hours every night in order to fly to these shows without sleep…sometimes our patience can wear thin.

In the case of the Manila show, we arrived hours before the show to find out the drums weren’t setup, cymbals were missing, Billy‘s amp was wrong (again) and Tony had a buzz on his gear that would not go away…but we forged ahead because we were VERY excited to play for the fans!

At the start of Stratus (where the video on youtube is from) – my snare drum mic fell off and I motioned for the tech to come put it back on the stand/drum…and instead, he comes up to the drum kit and takes the mic away…leaving me playing with NO snare mic!!! (you’ll hear I begin playing the high tom instead of the snare)…realizing he had no idea what was going on or how to fix the situation, I stopped playing and did my little “rap” while they fixed the situation and we wouldn’t have to play the whole song with no snare in the mix.

In the video, you can see I was at least making a joke out of it and wasn’t maliciously trying to hurt anybody or storming off in anger.

Moral of the story: WE ARE HUMAN! And sometimes frustrating circumstances create frustrated behavior. I’m not saying I was right in stopping the song…but if you see a video from later in the show, you’ll see I explain to the audience that I’ve been waiting my whole career to play in Manila and I wasn’t going to let ANYTHING ruin my night or their show!!
And we carried on and everybody had a great night…

And I look forward to returning…
(although this may be the last time I tour without my own kit and my own drum tech…hahahaha!!!)”

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