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Otep Calls Out “Fake Music News Sites” That “Allow Hate Speech”

Otep has continued her warpath against “fake music news sites” who allow users to post negative commentary. According to this recent tweet from her:

“Fake music news sites using YOU to get ad $$$ & allow hate speech will not escape my wrath. Bullies of any sort need to be dealt with. #OTEP”

If you missed’s own thoughts on the matter regarding censoring comments, you can read that here. Her new album “Hydra” is presently slated for a January 22nd release date through Victory.

Asking Alexandria Involved In Bus Crash

Asking Alexandria were involved in a bus accident while on tour last night (December 01st) as part of the ongoing “Monster Energy Outbreak Tour“. Band guitarist Ben Bruce stated that he suffered a sprained ankle as a result of the crash and shared the below photo of some of the wreckage.

The band themselves also took to their Twitter to say the following of the crash:

“So our bus had abit of a crash this morning! Thankfully everyone involved is ok! Chicago we are still coming to rock you, don’t worry ; )”

click here for the picture…

Black Veil Brides‘ feature-length film “Legion Of The Black” will be screening at The Silent Movie Theater in Los Angeles, CA on December 21st, 22nd and 23rd. The film will tell the visual story of the groups upcoming concept album, “Wretched And Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones“.

Tickets for the screenings are available for purchase at this location. Meanwhile, the groups aforementioned new album is slated to arrive in stores on January 08th.

Oh, Sleeper Guitarist James Erwin Reveals Plans To Exit The Band

Oh, Sleeper guitarist James Erwin will soon be parting ways with the band. On that front he had the following to offer:

“Hello Archers,

James here, I come baring bittersweet news. I’m stepping down from Oh Sleeper early next year after our Australia/New Zealand tour. After nearly 7 years, 3 records, an EP, countless tours and endless memories, I’m ready to move on. I’ll be forever grateful for the support of our fans. Thank you for everything you’ve done for us that made this dream a reality. I never deserved this. If I’ve left any mark on your lives I hope it’s this: Never give up on your dreams because they really can come true if work hard and pursue them with everything you’ve got.

See you around,
-James Harold Erwin

Official footage of Suicide Silence‘s remaining members announcing their upcoming Mitch Lucker memorial show at the recent “California Metalfest VI” has been posted online below.

That set will see the band take to the stage to pay tribute to their aforementioned late frontman at the Fox Theater in Pomona, CA on December 21st. Various guest vocalists are expected to perform in place of Lucker.

All proceeds from the event will go towards Lucker‘s daughters education fund.

High On Fire To Tour Europe And The UK In February

High On Fire will make their way overseas early next year for the following European/UK tour:

02/01 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy 2
02/02 Stoke On Trent, UK – The Sugarmill
02/03 Manchester, UK – NQ Live
02/04 Glasgow, UK – King Tuts
02/06 Bristol, UK – Thekla
02/07 Portsmouth, UK – Wedgewood Rooms
02/08 London, UK – O2 Academy Islington
02/09 Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
02/10 Norwich, UK – Waterfront
02/12 Zwolle, NET – Hedon
02/13 Cologne, GER – Underground
02/14 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
02/15 Vosselaar, BEL – Biebob
02/17 Hamburg, GER – Logo
02/18 Aarhus, DEN – Atlas
02/19 Malmo, SWE – Kulturbolaget
02/20 Goteborg, SWE – Sticky Fingers
02/22 Stavanger, NOR – Folken Storsalen
02/23 Bergen, NOR – Garage
02/24 Sankt Hanshaugen, NOR – John Dee
02/26 Helsinki, FIN – Tavastia – Klubi
02/27 Tampere, FIN – Klubi
02/28 Turku, FIN – Klubi
03/03 Copenhagen, DEN – Loppen

Writing Underway For New Mastodon Album

The wheels are in motion for a new Mastodon album. Band vocalist/guitarist Brent Hinds recently told that writing for it is already underway and if all goes well, Mastodon could possibly be in the studio as early as January. However, he did add: “we’ve never put out an album a year. That would be unlike us, so maybe we could tour for another year on The Hunter. It’s very possible.”

As for the new material that he himself has been working on for the potential album, he stated:

“A lot of the stuff I’m writing is in open G-minor. I’m playing a lot of slide guitar and just getting really Jimmy Page-y on the place and getting really eerie and Radioheadish and very spooky sounding.”

When asked how far along his bandmates were with new ideas of their own, he offered:

“Those dudes are always working. There’s never really a shortage of music with Mastodon because all of us are working on something musically. I’m in good company. Just because they might stand in the middle of the stage or something, people might think, this is the leader, he must conduct everything, but we’re all the leaders. We spread the weight around.”