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Black Veil Brides Reveal Dates For Early 2013 North American Tour

Black Veil Brides have confirmed the dates for their “The Church Of The Wild Ones Tour” with the current schedule available below. A special guest opener will be announced on December 08th with more dates pending for the trek as well. The group are currently mapping out a January release date for their new concept album, “Wretched And Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones“.

01/04 Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Café
01/05 Phoenix, AZ – Nile Theatre
01/07 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
01/09 Odessa, TX – Dos Amigos
01/10 Dallas, TX – The Palladium
01/11 San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live
01/12 Houston, TX – House of Blues
01/14 Tampa, FL -State Theatre
01/15 Jacksonville, FL – The Edge
01/16 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
01/18 Baltimore, MD -Rams Head Live
01/19 Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero
01/20 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
01/22 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
01/23 Buffalo, NY – Infinity
01/25 New York, NY – Best Buy Theatre
01/26 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
01/27 Manchester, NH – Armory
01/29 Pittsburgh, PA – Alter Bar
01/30 Toronto, ON – Opera House
02/17 Allentown, PA – Crocodile Rock
02/19 Louisville, KY – Headliners
02/21 Chicago, IL -House of Blues
02/22 Detroit, MI – Crofoot Ballroom
02/23 Mexico City, MEX – El Plaza Condesa
02/27 Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
03/01 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
03/02 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
03/04 Chico, CA – Senator Theatre
03/05 Reno, NV – Knitting Factory
03/06 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
03/08 San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom

DevilDriver/Coal Chamber frontman Dez Fafara opened up on the future of both the aforementioned bands recently in the below interview with 97.9 WGRD. He revealed that DevilDriver plan to have their new album in the can by late January and in stores around September of next year. He also went into detail regarding the bands decision to part ways with their longtime label home Roadrunner Records (the band have since signed with Napalm Records.)

Most interestingly though, it appears as though the other members of Coal Chamber are hoping to get Fafara onboard for another album. According to Fafara, some of the band recently sent him a number of new songs with hopes of having him contribute. Fafara since hit up his Twitter clarifying the bands current status however, offering:

“Hey news sites – I never said that Coal Chamber was commencing writing a new record ! I said they sent me tunes and that’s where it’s at !”

Poor Rob Zombie, he can’t catch a break. Having recently been the target of a series of rants from Buzz Osborne of the Melvins and his public blowout with Marilyn Manson, he once again finds himself in the crosshairs.

This time Gwar frontmutant Oderus Urungus has fired some shots his way with some less than flattering commentary. The following exchange took place between Browardpalmbeach.com and Urungus:

These days, Gwar isn’t regarded as “shocking” as you used to be. You were featured on Jerry Springer as a “shock rock” band. But it doesn’t seem like you would fit into that category anymore.

[Springer] had it all wrong. Did you see that kid they brought out that they said was a “Gwar fan” with the black lipstick? That kid would have gotten his ass kicked at a Gwar show.

A lot of bands have tried to do what Gwar does. But no band has ever taken it as far as Gwar has. No one has ever out-sicked us. You think these Walmart behemoths of the music industry like Marilyn Manson or Rob Zombie are really scary people? That they have any kind of revolutionary agenda? All they care about is making money, and hanging out with their director buddies as they throw gala award ceremonies to circle jerk each other into a frenzy. Gwar is where Gwar should be: In the drawer marked filth.

There would not be Slipknot without Gwar. I have a direct quote from Rob Zombie about Gwar when he was figuring out what he wanted to do with his career. They asked him, “Hey what do you think of them?” and he said, “The first time I saw Gwar, I thought ‘I want to be that, but I want to make money.’” That to me says a lot about Rob Zombie as an artist. It says that he isn’t one.

I give Manson a little more credit. He has a strand of pure obnoxiousness in him. I heard a story, some girl tried to get his signature and he hocked a huge bloody loogie. “There’s my signature.”

Rob Zombie is a tired, G-Rated, mishmash of other people’s styles. When I see Slipknot I see lots of pentagrams and cow skulls. Really familiar imagery. What I do like about Sliptknot is their music. Their drummer is fucking amazing. But when I get to Marilyn Manson, he’s a little harder to peg. A little Alice Cooper, a little Bowie, a little Johnny Rotten.

Gwar has done similar things. We’ve borrowed liberally from other shit. But no one has gone further than Gwar has gone. “

As expected, Job For A Cowboy will headline a December tour with Cephalic Carnage, I Declare War, Legion and one other act TBA (reportedly Fallujah*) The trek has been dubbed “The End Of The World Tour” and will kick off on December 06th with dates set to run as follows:

12/06 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
12/07 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
12/08 Buffalo, NY – Mohawk
12/09 Toronto, ON – Rum Runners
12/10 Montreal, QC – Les FouFounes
12/11 Quebec City, QC – Union Commercial
12/13 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
12/14 New York City, NY – Knitting Factory
12/15 Worcester, MA – Palladium
12/16 Albany, NY – Boogies
12/17 Allentown, PA – Maingate
12/18 Fredericksburg, MD – Café 611

*Fallujah have since confirmed they aren’t participating in the tour.

Madball, Terror, Comeback Kid & More Sign On For Overseas “Rebellion Tour”

Madball will headline the “Rebellion Tour” overseas in March of next year. Terror, Comeback Kid, Your Demise, AYS and The Setup will round out the bill. Here’s where the trek will hit:

03/14 Amsterdam, NET – Melkweg
03/15 Berlin, GER – Astra
03/16 Hamburg, GER – Markthalle
03/17 Essen, GER – Weststadthalle
03/18 Saarbrucken, GER – Garage
03/19 Solothurn, SWI – Kofmehl
03/20 Munchen, GER – Backstage
03/21 Wien, AUT – Arena
03/22 Krakow, POL – Kwadrat
03/23 Leipzig, GER – Werk2
03/24 Diest, BEL – Den Amer

Kvelertak Perform New Material Overseas, Footage Available

Kvelertak have been performing a wealth of new material live recently. You can watch some fan-filmed footage of the band performing some new tracks overseas last week below. The songs are expected to grace their upcoming album which they recorded at God City Studios with Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou in the producers chair.


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Enter Shikari have posted the following live video for their track “Gandhi Mate, Gandhi“. Footage for the clip was captured during a set the band played at the Hammersmith Apollo in London, England earlier this year.

Along with the footage comes the release of a two track live 7″. It is limited to a pressing of 300 on colored vinyl and carries the title of “Live In London W6. March 2012“. You can grab that now at this location.

Underoath vocalist Spencer Chamberlain was interviewed by Altpress.com regarding the bands decision to call it quits and his future plans.

On deciding to end the band:

“…A lot of it has to do with family. I think it’s time. I don’t know if that sounds weird or not. Underoath were a part of something important that happened, as far as heavy music goes and the underground scene goes. I think we did our part and now it’s out of our hands: It has been out of our hands for a while.

I feel like that scene still exists, but we don’t know anything about it anymore, you know? We’ve grown up a lot, and it was just time for all of us. I’ve been in the band for a decade. Chris [Dudley, synth op] and Tim [McTague, guitarist] for close to 15 years. It’s been a long time in people’s lives.”

On the limitations of writing for Underoath:

…It’s tough because we wanted to keep going and changing, but we couldn’t. I’d be tracking a song and be like “Man, I have to scream because I have to because that’s what Underoath ‘is’.” I would just want to sing the whole song, because I think it would be better and then we’d end up going back and forth and coming off somewhere in between.

There was another step to be made with Underoath, but I don’t think the fans would have been happy. That’s always a weird feeling to know you’re getting better, but Underoath have to be a heavy band—you have to be that. That’s what side projects are for; because you have to be that and that was maybe a part of some of the guys not wanting to tour so much—because they can’t do that anymore. You can only play hardcore or heavy metal for so long.”

On his own future plans:

“I’ve only told one person this before, about two years ago. I’m a musician; I’m not just the guy who fronts Underoath. I’ve been playing piano and guitar my entire life. I’ve been singing since I was in elementary school. I played my first show when I was 12 years old.

I can’t leave behind the people that have followed anything I’ve done. I can’t leave the industry behind. It’s like working as a lawyer and your firm decides to shut down, you start your own firm or you can go join someone else. I’m not going to go join someone else’s band—that’s just not what I do. But I was coming home a lot and locking myself in rooms and studios and writing songs even when Underoath were not even close to breaking up.

Even talking about it, I was doing stuff. I never wanted to make the mistake that Aaron made and release something at the same time, because I think he could have gone way further with the Almost, but he had to do double duty with Underoath. I saw that happen and was like, “Dang, that sucks.” I feel bad, but this band happened first. It’s not fair for us to sit there while he tours with the other band, but that really did hurt that band. Not that they’re not doing well, but I feel like it was bad timing.

In my mind, I’m writing stuff I want to hear and I can’t do anything with. I’m already halfway done recording it. I have 30 songs—it’s different [sounding] and some of the fans will come with me, but some of them will probably be mad at me. I made that decision when I started writing songs.

I was like, “If I’m writing some style of music and it’s just not as good as my favorite band then I’m doing something wrong.” So, I took all of the elements from the things that I loved and sat down and decided to make something that I want to listen to.

I’ve got a lot of stuff to share with people and a lot of stuff to say. That’s as much detail as I’m going into—I am not stopping. There is another band and I’ll make that announcement when the time is right.”

The full feature can be read over at Altpress.com. The band will release a ‘best of’ effort titled “Anthology 1999-2003” on November 06th through Solid State. The compilation will feature two newly-recorded tracks.

The Sword Letting Fans Unlock Streams Of New Songs From “Apocryphon”

The Sword have begun streaming new songs from their upcoming album “Apocryphon” via a puzzle located at their official website, Swordofdoom.com. A new track is to be posted daily up until the albums October 22nd release via Razor & Tie.

In other news, Napalm Records will now serve as the bands European label home. To that end, the group will be touring both Europe and the UK early next year with Lonely Kamel and one other act TBA in tow. Dates include:

01/06 Wolverhampton, UK – Slade Rooms
01/07 Glasgow, UK – ABC 2
01/08 Manchester, UK – Academy 3
01/09 Bristol, UK – Fleece
01/10 London, UK – Underworld
01/12 Antwerp, BEL – Trix
01/13 Nijmegen, NET – Doornroosje
01/14 Koln, GER – Underground
01/15 Berlin, GER – Magnet
01/16 Hamburg, GER – Logo
01/18 Gothenburg, SWE – Sticky Fingers
01/19 Stockholm, SWE – Debaser
01/21 Helsinki, FIN – Tavastia
01/22 Tampere, FIN – Klubi
01/24 Oslo, NOR – John Dee
01/25 Karlstad, SWE – Rockbaren
01/26 Malmo, SWE – Debaser
01/27 Copenhagen, DEN – Little Vega