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Eyehategod Set For November Australian Tour

Eyehategod will make their way down under in November to play the following shows:

11/21 Brisbane, AUS – The Zoo
11/22 Sydney, AUS – Manning Bar (feat. I Exist)
11/23 Canberra, AUS – ANU Bar (feat. I Exist, Law Of The Tongue)
11/24 Melbourne, AUS – Billboards The Venue (feat. I Exist)
11/25 Melbourne, AC/DC Lane/Cherry Bar (“Cherryfest“)

Shai Hulud Holding Auditions For New Vocalist

Shai Hulud are now officially holding public auditions for a new vocalist. To that end the band posted the following statement:

“Dear Friends,

It’s the heart that pumps the blood, not the face. The heart of Shai Hulud is its content. This remains consistent, rest assured. Faces come and go. Dust off our backs, and onward…

We are indeed searching for a front-person to lead the band on stage. Not only to effectively scream, also to actively feel and channel the various emotions of our words and music through voice, intense physical presence, and visceral interaction during and in-between the songs. Any band truly rooted in Hardcore requires its members to serve as conduits, not just players. We scream rather than sing for this very reason.

If setting your heart and soul to music, creating, extracting, and sharing raw emotion while throwing your body into a crowd of people night after night sounds appealing, we’d like to hear from you.

At the link is a folder containing instrumental versions of the songs “Chorus Of The Dissimilar,” “Misanthropy Pure,” “Set Your Body Ablaze,” and a demo version of “Whether To Cry Or Destroy.” Please download these songs and record your vocals of the original lyrics, also included within, over any number of them. The overall quality of the recording matters less than your vocal clarity, and the accuracy of the rhythms.

The vocal approach we think fits our music perfectly is “come as you are,” simply, natural and angry. Your nationality, gender, and sexual preference are of no consequence to us. We’re much more concerned you chew with your mouth closed, and thrive on working well, creatively, and constructively within a group dynamic. Members age 25 and over are preferable, though exceptions are happily made based on your maturity, ability, and commitment. Additionally, a drug free lifestyle is favored over smoking, drug use, and heavy drinking, though no one will be automatically excluded based on the aforementioned choices. Serious submissions only, please.

Please send all vocal submissions to shai@hulud.com. We’re grateful and excited to be hearing you.

Thank you for your interest in progressing Shai Hulud. All our love and respect.

Onward, upward, always, forever,

Shai Hulud

Lyrics and audio materials for trying out can be found at Hulud.com. As previously reported, former vocalist Chad Gilbert (now of New Found Glory) temporarily reunited with the band for their upcoming album, handling both the vocal duties and the production. The group intend to release that outing next year through Metal Blade Records.

Stone Sour Officially Announce New Bassist

Stone Sour guitarist Josh Rand has made the addition of Fireball Ministry, etc. bassist Johny Chow to their lineup official. He issued the following statement regarding that:

“Dear Friends,

I am pleased to announce that Johny Chow will be playing bass guitar with Stone Sour on the House of Gold and Bones Parts 1 & 2 tour cycle. Johny is a fantastic player and a long-time friend of the band. We are all excited to have him be part of what will be our most exciting and ambitious album cycle yet.

All the best,
Josh Rand

Chow fills the spot vacated by Shawn Economaki. Skid Row‘s Rachel Bolan was brought onboard for the studio sessions of the bands upcoming double album, “House Of Gold & Bones“. Part one of that set will be released through Roadrunner Records on October 23rd.

Black Light Burns Announce Dates For 2013 European/UK Tour

Early 2013 will find Black Light Burns (Limp Bizkit) Europe bound. The outfit are set to tour both mainland Europe and the UK on the following trek that will kick off in late January:

01/23 Tunbridge Wells, UK – The Forum
01/24 Sheffield, UK – The Corporation
01/25 Glasgow, UK – The Cathouse
01/26 Nottingham, UK – Rock City
01/27 Antwerp, BE – Trix
01/29 Koln, DE – Underground
01/30 Berlin, DE – Magnet
01/31 Copenhagen, DK – Lille Vega
02/01 Hamburg, DE – Logo
02/02 Utrecht, NL – Helling
02/04 Munich, DE – Backstage Club
02/05 Zurich, CH – Mascotte
02/06 Vienna, AT – Szene
02/07 Prague, CZ – Futurum
02/08 Frankfurt, DE – Nachtleben
02/09 Paris, FR – Le Divan Du Monde
02/11 Manchester, UK – Moho Live
02/12 Bristol, UK – Thekla
02/13 Wolverhampton, UK – Slade Rooms
02/14 London, UK – Underworld
02/15 Southampton, UK – Talking Heads

Ticketing details can be found over at Blacklightburnsofficial.com.

King Conquer & Towers Lineup Early November Tour

King Conquer and Towers have some Eastern U.S. dates lined up for early November, the schedule includes:

11/10 Buffalo, NY – Broadway Joe’s (no Towers)
11/11 Middletown, NY – Sounds Asylum
11/12 Long Island, NY – Sinclaires Pub
11/13 Springfield, VA – Empire
11/14 Richmond, VA – Kingdom
11/15 Johnson City, TN – Schmuck’s
11/16 Marietta, GA – Swayze’s
11/17 Tarpon Springs, FL – Neptunes

Lamb Of God Once Again Seeking Submissions From Enlisted Men & Women

Lamb Of God are once again seeking submissions for their upcoming feature that will spotlight their fans with a military history. The tribute will air during the bands fall U.S. tour. To that end the following call was put out:

LAMB OF GOD is looking to honor the brave men and women of our United States military by incorporating soldier’s names and faces into a video presentation during their upcoming U.S. tour. If you are in the military, or have a husband, wife, brother, sister, friend or family member who has served or is actively serving, and wish to be included in this video tribute, please take a moment to send a photo to logvideocontent@gmail.com.

Please keep the photos under 2MB and include the soldier’s name, military branch, and a brief description of where the soldier is serving or has served. The band is asking for photos of soldiers killed in action, those actively serving, and those who have completed their service to our country.

This presentation will be directed by LAMB OF GOD lead guitarist Mark Morton and longtime LAMB OF GOD videographer Doug Spangenberg, and will be seen by tens of thousands of people over the course of LAMB OF GOD’s upcoming U.S. tour. Please send your photos and information in as soon as possible if you would like for you or your loved one to be included in this tribute.”

Mogwai have a “Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will” remix album titled “A Wrenched Virile Lore” due out November 19th on Rock Action in their native UK. Sub Pop will handle the North American vinyl release on November 23rd, with a December 04th CD and digital release to follow.

You can check out a preview of Justin K Broadrick‘s (Godflesh, Jesu, etc.) remix of “George Square Thatcher Death Party” from the effort below. Meanwhile, pre-orders and a free download of the aforementioned track can be found at this location.

Periphery’s Misha Mansoor To Be A Champion Once Again?

Periphery guitarist Misha Mansoor will apparently be once again teaming up with comic book/virtual band Eternal Descent. Mansoor previously appeared as a “champion” in vol. 2 issue 4 of the series. You can find some pics of an animated Mansoor (in what appears to be a Fallout-inspired vault jumpsuit, complete with Djent across his leg) below:
click here for the pics…

For a band as overtly religious as For Today it may come as a surprise that guitarist Mike Reynolds was not exactly firm in his faith. According to a series of tweets he made late last night:

“I was a non believer for most my time in For Today, praying for the sick, seeing miracles, preaching a gospel, but disconnected from God.My disconnect was my pride and offense at Gods word. I read what I believed instead of believing what I read. His gospel says that no one who refuses to follow Him and know Him as he prescribes would be spared. Miracles, preaching, praying, and whatever else was fraudulent until I came to follow Him and to bend to His commands.”