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Mindless Self Indulgence Raise Over $155,000 For New Album, Stream New Demo

Mindless Self Indulgence have posted the following demo of their new track “It Gets Worse” in celebration of exceeding their goal of raising $150,000 dollars to fund their next album via Kickstarter. Currently the campaign has 18 days to go with over $155,000 dollars already pledged. The group expect to release the new fan-funded effort on March 13th.

Deftones Announce May Australian Tour With letlive.

The Deftones are slated to tour Australia in May with letlive. as support. Dates include:

05/14 Brisbane, AUS – The Tivoli
05/15 Sydney, AUS – UNSW University Roundhouse
05/17 Melbourne, AUS – The Palace
05/18 Melbourne, AUS – The Palace
05/19 Adelaide, AUS – HQ
05/21 Perth, AUS – Metro Fremantle

The nominees have been announced for the “Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance” category at the 55th annual Grammy Awards. This years batch of artists up for the award include:

Anthrax – “I’m Alive
Halestorm – “Love Bites (So Do I)
Iron Maiden – “Blood Brothers” (from “En Vivo!“)
Lamb Of God – “Ghost Walking
Marilyn Manson – “No Reflection
Megadeth – “Whose Life (Is It Anyways?

The full listing of nominees for all categories can be found over at The awards ceremony itself will be held on February 10th on CBS.

Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello recently opened up with regarding the bands lack of touring, the 20th anniversary of their self-titled debut and more. Some interesting excerpts from the Q&A can be found below:

Did you ever get emotional watching the old footage?

Yeah, in some ways, it’s bittersweet. It’s like, the very singular and combustible chemistry that made Rage Against the Machine the force of nature that it was, was the same thing that kept us from producing more. If it were up to me, I would’ve made two records a year.

As it is, we have just three records of original material over 20 years. It’s a testament to the strength of that material and to the mythos of the Rage live shows that there is an interest 20 years later in people looking at it.

What this box set does is celebrate the exciting fusion of genres and politics that is Rage Against the Machine. It is something that is able to be a victory lap for fans of the band – and it’s also a reminder for me of work left undone.

Why is it so difficult to stage a Rage tour at this point?

We’d have to agree to go on one. Once a year, the band meets and very seriously discusses and turns down awesome offers to tour the world. That’s part of the program. I’m very grateful that we did agree to do is this box set, which we’re very, very proud of.

Some of those early videos, you know, we’re playing these clubs for 25 people. I remember that period very, very well. I had been in a lot of bands before Rage Against the Machine, bands that had tried hard to make it, and with that band, with Rage, it just spontaneously combusted.

It immediately connected with something in the reptilian brain of fans of rock, hip-hop, punk, metal, activists in a way that was global right off the bat.

Rage Against The Machine‘s XX 20th anniversary edition of their self-titled debut album is available in stores now.

Touche Amore & Pianos Become The Teeth Split Due In January

Touche Amore and Pianos Become The Teeth‘s new split 7″ will land on store shelves on January 08th digitally and January 22nd physically. Deathwish Inc. and Topshelf Records are teaming up for the release. The track listing for the offering is tentatively set to shape up as follows:

Side A: Touche Amore – “Gravity, Metaphorically
Side B: Pianos Become The Teeth – “Hiding

letlive. Drop Off Their Tour With Every Time I Die, The Chariot & More

letlive. have been forced to head home from their current tour with Every Time I Die, The Chariot and Kills And Thrills. The band explained their departure from the bill with the following statement:

“Today marks the hardest and most unfavorable decision we have ever had to make as an outfit as we must announce our departure from the current tour with Every Time I Die, The Chariot, and Kills And Thrills. Due to an inescapable issue that calls for our return home, we have been offered no alternative.

Please understand this is the very last thing we would ever want, but truly, there is no other option for us at this point. We have already already begun planning to make up for our absence in the remaining regions and can assure you we will be back much sooner than you think. This goes without being said, but we’ll say it anyway- go support these incredible bands. This is undoubtedly one of the most praiseworthy lineups to date. Thank you for you support and understanding. We will see you soon.”

The full schedule for has now been announced for the “Fight The Silence Tour” with For Today, Memphis May Fire, The Word Alive, Upon A Burning Body and Gideon.

Here’s how the trek will run:

01/25 Birmingham, AL – Mountaintop Community Church
01/28 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts
01/29 Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
01/31 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
02/01 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
02/02 Syracuse, NY – The Lost Horizon
02/04 Toledo, OH – Rocket Bar
02/05 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
02/06 Joliet, IL – Mojoes
02/08 Dallas, TX – The Door
02/09 San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
02/10 Houston, TX – House Of BLues
02/13 Mesa, AZ – The Nile Theatre
02/15 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
02/16 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades