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Gojira Booking North American Shows For August

With their original summer North American touring plans with Lamb Of God and Dethklok having recently been cancelled; Gojira look to be planning some shows on their own instead.

In addition to their appearances at the “Heavy T.O.” and “Heavy MTL” festivals next month, the group have the following shows booked thus far:

08/09 New York, NY – Santos Party House
08/13 Worcester, MA – The Palladium

Deftones Debut New Song “Rosemary” Live, Audio Available

@deftonesband The Deftones debuted a new song titled “Rosemary” at a Warner Bros.Summer Session” show in Burbank, CA today, July 27th. Live audio from the performance has arrived online thus far and can be found below ,along with footage of “Digital Bath from the set. The studio version of the new song is expected to appear on the bands forthcoming as-yet untitled new album, due out October 09th.

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Naam Premiere “The Starchild” Music Video

Naam have premiered their new music video for their sprawling 9 minute track “The Starchild” below via Noisey. The clip was shot with director Zev Deans with the song appearing on the groups latest EP, “The Ballad Of The Starchild“.

Wes Borland On New Limp Bizkit Album: “We Don’t Want To Make Gold Cobra II”

Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland recently spoke with Revolvermag.com regarding the bands next album (the so-called “Stampede Of The Disco Elephants“;) and the impending new full-length release from his Black Light Burns project.

Speaking on the new Bizkit release, he revealed that the outfit have fourteen songs in various stages of completion. When asked about the direction, he stated:

“We’re going two different directions right now. One direction is very heavy like our last album Gold Cobra, but with me pushing the riffs further than they were before. But we’re also working on hip-hop club tracks that have guitar and Fred on them. We’re coming from two very different places on this and right now they’re starting to cross over into each other, which is exciting. We don’t want to make Gold Cobra II.”

Producer DetaiL has been overseeing the sessions for the album, which currently doesn’t have a release date attached to it. However, the group do intend to launch a major U.S. tour in support of it this October with Borland‘s Black Light Burns opening.

Some readers may recall that they were approaching Norma Jean as a potential support act for the trek. More on the album, Black Light Burns and Limp Bizkit‘s M.I.A. single with labelmate Lil Wayne can be found at the above-mentioned link.

Gallows Singer Wade MacNeil Performs Mud-Covered Set At “2000 Trees Festival”

Gallows proved they aren’t afraid to get dirty in a newly-posted intimate live video. The clip is taken from the bands set at the “2000 Trees Festival” earlier this month in Gloucestershire, England. It finds band frontman Wade MacNeil taking to the stage covered in mud.

Gallows will release their brand new self-titled album in North America on September 11th via Bridge 9.

Killswitch Engage‘s Jesse Leach has adopted the persona of “Salty Rizz” to interview fellow artists performing on the “Trespass America Festival“. Victims include members of Trivium, Battlecross and God Forbid. You can watch that below:

Arsis’ New Album Title Revealed?

If this album artwork layout is anything to go by, Arsis have chosen “Unwelcome” as the title to their new album. The group are presently holed up in the studio working on the effort with producer Mark Lewis (DevilDriver, Whitechapel).

According to an update they posted on their Facebook yesterday, July 27th:

“Another update from the studio: A week later, we only have five songs left on vocals… and we are done. We’re going to have a seafood feast when everything’s finished.”