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Nine Inch Nails, etc. frontman Trent Reznor has been in the studio today (October 15th) with someone whom he describes as a hero of his. Thus far he remains tightlipped about the identity of the mystery collaborator, offering only the following via his Twitter:

“In the studio for a day of experimentation with a hero of mine…”

“David Byrne = hero of mine, but it’s not him. I doubt you’ll guess this one!”

Meanwhile, Reznor and David Byrne (Talking Heads) had a conversation in Los Angeles, CA yesterday, October 14th, at the the Aratani/Japan America Theatre. Among the topics broached were Reznor ‘s decision return to a major label with his side project, How To Destroy Angels. Josh Kun, professor, USC Annenberg School for Communication was also on hand for the chat:

You can see fan-filmed footage of that particular topic below:

Cattle Decapitation‘s banned music video for their track “Forced Gender Reassignment” has received its official online debut. The gory and extremely NSFW clip features both female and male nudity, rape, torture and depicts visualizations of the songs title. You can take that in over at Bloody-digusting.com.

Early Septicflesh Albums Set For Re-Release

Season Of Mist will be releasing five of Septicflesh‘s earlier offerings. Each will come with new artwork helmed by Seth Siro Anton and sport bonus material. The first album to get the new treatment is “Mystic Places Of Dawn“, which will arrive in its new form on various formats, including vinyl, on January 22nd in North America.

Other albums set to follow include:

Esoptron
Ophidian Wheel
A Fallen Temple
Revolution DNA

Stone Sour are offering the below snippet of their new song “My Name Is Allen”. The track appears on the groups forthcoming new album “House Of Gold & Bones: Part 1“, out October 22nd on Roadrunner.

In addition to that, after the break you can find group frontman Corey Taylor (also of Slipknot) perform a spoken word rendition of the bands new single “Absolute Zero” for AMP Rock TV.


click here for Absolute Zero…

Emmure Cancel Remaining Dates With Ill Niño

Emmure have canceled the remaining dates of the “Noise Revolution Tour“. The trek was dealt its first blow earlier this month when headliners Static-X dropped off of the bill. Both Emmure and Ill Niño continued to finish out the trek on their own until now.

According to Emmure frontman Frankie Palmeri:

“To all the fans in Lubbock and other remaining Static X – Noise Revolution dates. We are sorry we had to cancel. Shit happens well be back.”

The Dillinger Escape Plan vocalist Greg Puciato isn’t content to collaborate with just one of the Cavalera brothers. He also recently teamed up with Mixhell (who feature former Sepultura drummer Iggor Cavalera within their ranks.)

Puciato did the vocals for a song titled “Exit Wounds” off of the outfits upcoming album and a video for the track will emerge in the near future. For now you can find a still from the clip on Instagram.

Pig Destroyer Streaming New Album “Book Burner”

The new Pig Destroyer album “Book Burner” is currently available for streaming in full via NPR.org. The album will hit stores next week on October 22nd through Relapse. In addition to that, next week will also bring with it the premiere of the bands new music video for their track “The Diplomat“. The group shot that with director Phil Mucci (High On Fire, Opeth).

Gwar fed actors Danny Trejo (Sons Of Anarchy, Machete, etc.) Bill Moseley (The Devils Rejects, Etc.) and various members of the cast of Holliston (in which Gwar frontman Oderus Urungus & Moseley star) into the grinder this weekend.

It all went down during their performance at the “Rock And Shock” festival in Worcester, MA this past Saturday, October 13th, with fan-filmed footage available below: