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Between The Buried And Me Planning Early 2013 U.S. Headlining Tour

Between The Buried And Me look to be plotting a January/February U.S. headlining run in support of their forthcoming album, “The Parallax II: Future Sequence“. More details on the trek are expected in the coming months.

Meanwhile, “The Parallax II: Future Sequence” is slated for an October 02nd release date.

The Facless Streaming New Song “Deconsecrate”

The Faceless are streaming their new song “Deconsecrate” (aka “Autotheist Movement III: Deconsecrate“) below. The song features a cameo from internet celebrity, Sergio “Sexy Saxy Man” Flores. It comes from the groups newly-released album “Autotheism“:

Details Revealed For Papa Roach’s “The Connection”

Papa Roach‘s forthcoming album “The Connection” has been detailed and will shape up as follows:

01 – “Engage
02 – “Still Swingin’
03 – “Where Did The Angels Go
04 – “Silence Is The Enemy
05 – “Before I Die
06 – “Wish You Never Met Me
07 – “Give Me Back My Life
08 – “Breathe You In
09 – “Leader Of The Broken Hearts
10 – “Not That Beautiful
11 – “Walking Dead
12 – “Won’t Let Up
13 – “As Far As I Remember

A deluxe version of the album featuring two exclusive studio tracks, a bonus DVD that includes music videos for “Kick In The Teeth“, “Burn“, “No Matter What” and “Still Swingin’“; a behind the scenes look at the making of the “Still Swingin’” music video; and the making of the albums cover art is also being prepared.

Both editions of the album are slated for an October 02nd release date on Eleven Seven Music.

Motionless In White, Chelsea Grin, Stick To Your Guns, Etc. Tour Announced

The rumors were true, Motionless In White, Chelsea Grin, Stick To Your Guns, Crown The Empire and Upon This Dawning will team up this fall for “The Infamous Tour“. Dates for that can be found below.

The trek takes its name from Motionless In White‘s forthcoming album “Infamous“, which is due out this fall.

11/08 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
11/11 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
11/13 Charlotte, NC – Amos
11/15 St Petersburg, FL – State Theatre
11/17 Ft Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
11/20 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
11/21 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
11/24 Montreal, QC – Le Tulipe
11/25 Toronto, ON – Virgin Mobile Mod Club
11/26 London, ON – London Music Hall
11/27 Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot Ballroom
11/30 Dallas, TX – The Door
12/02 Odessa, TX – Dos Amigos
12/04 Tempe, AZ – Nile Theatre
12/05 West Hollywood, CA – House of Blues
12/06 Pomona, CA – Glasshouse
12/07 San Diego, CA – Soma
12/08 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
12/11 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
12/12 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
12/13 Chicago, IL – The Bottom Lounge
12/14 Pittsburgh, PA – The Ironworks
12/15 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
12/16 Philadelphia, PA – TLA

Ambassador Gun Sign With Prosthetic Records

Ambassador Gun have been revealed as the latest signing to Prosthetic Records. The full press release regarding their addition to the labels roster can be read below:

“Minnesota-based grind outfit AMBASSADOR GUN have signed with Prosthetic Records. “We are fucking psyched to be a part of the Prosthetic roster,” stated the band. “This is a reputable and integral label in heavy music with amazing bands, and we’re grateful for the opportunity.”

You can check out AMBASSADOR GUN by streaming or downloading the track “Wounded Knee” off of their forthcoming Prosthetic debut — a mix of grindcore with death metal-infused thrash, blended with some punk and crust elements — exclusively via the Prosthetic Records Soundcloud (see below.)

AMBASSADOR GUN, whose name stems from a certain style of sunglasses for pilots, was formed by high school buddies Tim Sieler and Luke Olson. After having both played in similar punk and metal bands throughout the mid-’90s, the pair relocated to Minnesota in 2000. “From there,” Olson recalls, “we started to write a lot of psychedelic, experimental metal in the vein of Neurosis and Today Is The Day and somehow blended it with the stylings of Slayer and old-school Hatebreed.”

This led to the 2007 release of their first EP, “The Streets Have Eyes” (This Dark Reign Recordings). It was not until 2009, however, that the band released their first full-length studio album, “When In Hell,” through Pangea Recordings/Relapse Records. “We had a new enthusiasm to write short, grind–punk-metal songs,” said Olson. After a few line-up changes, drummer Patrick Ruhland joined the band for the release of the 2010 EP “Fear and Coercion.” Olson stated, “This guy is a blastbeat metronome. Writing, demoing and recording have been amazing!”

2011 proved to be a busy year for the newly regrouped band, as it saw the release of a 7-inch titled “Rich” through Minor Bird Records as well as a split EP with Milwaukee thrashers Enabler. “We were looking for another band to do a split with,” Olson says. “Jeff from Enabler has been a good friend of ours for years now and heard we were looking from our buddy Logan, who was then playing guitar for Enabler.”

Both bands were recorded over a weekend at Tim Seiler’s studio, The Gun Range, in March of 2011, and the split was released on cassette and digitally in June of the same year. The split also earned Ambassador Gun a spot opening for Enabler on a recent East Coast tour, one of several DIY-style treks that have seen the group also perform with the likes of Gaza, In Defence, Today Is The Day, After The Burial, Otep, Dead To Fall, Red Sparowes and several more.

Look for more information about AMBASSADOR GUN‘s new album — tentatively set for a fall release — in the coming weeks.”

While it may be a touch sensational, Candiria guitarist John LaMacchia recently shared some insight into his bands own devastating van accident while on tour in 2002. The discussion of course came about in the wake of Baronessrecent bus crash in the UK.

An excerpt from the Q&A can be found below with the full piece available over at Decibelmagazine.com.

What was it like getting back on the road to tour for the first time afterwards?

I can’t speak for everyone, but I’m pretty sure everyone else was as scared as I was. No one wanted to get back in a van, so our answer was an RV. For some reason, we felt a little safer in a bigger vehicle. As for myself, between post-traumatic stress disorder, addiction to prescription drugs at that point and differences in the artistic vision of the band, [all of that] led to me leaving the band temporarily. Looking back, though, I know I just needed to get off the road. It’s just what I needed at that time for my sanity.

Dr. Acula Vocalist Rejoins My Bitter End

Dr. Acula may be down a vocalist as Tyler Guida has rejoined My Bitter End. The latter band issued the following statement regarding his return:

“Good day friends. This is Mike writing. As most of you know, we had to part ways w/ Tim Zlinsky recently due to him not only living really far away, but also because of some creative differences we had as well. We love Tim. He’s not only an amazing person, but his natural talent as a metal vocalist is unmatched and he will always be considered family to us. With that being said though, it didn’t feel like MBE when we released the two new songs w/ him. He knew and we knew it.

We thought about auditioning others, but that didn’t feel right either. The only reason we had tim come and jam w/ us was because we go way back w/ him just like everyone else who is in the band. So…after talking it over w/ him and solidifying plans, it’s our pleasure as a band to welcome back our longtime friend and brother Tyler Guida into the band as lead vocalist. We have never lost touch w/ Tyler the entire time since being a band again, and he has always expressed that he wanted to have something to do w/ the band one way or another so it only felt right that he should be the lead voice of us once more.

When we approached him w/ the idea he was instantly down for it, and that’s that. So yea…Tyler is back. Expect great things from us in the future. Tours(not right away but eventually), LOTS of new music…the whole nine.

Much love,
Michael Ranne and the rest of My Bitter End (Tyler Guida, Chris Henckel, Pat Linfante, and Todd Ranne)”

There’s been no official word yet from the Dr. Acula camp on the matter.

A second wave of bands have now been announced for the already impressive 2013 “Soundwave Festival” roster. The latest acts to be added to the bill include:

Slayer
Cypress Hill
Bullet For My Valentine
Bring Me The Horizon
Billy Talent
Mindless Self Indulgence
The Amity Affliction
Sick Of It All
The Blackout
Fucked Up
Gallows
This Is Hell
Cerebral Ballzy
Polar Bear Club
The Early November
The Dear Hunter
Blood On The Dance Floor
Versus The World
Sylosis
Crossfaith
Confession

Bands previously confirmed for the annual Australian festival include:

Metallica
Linkin Park
Blink-182
A Perfect Circle
The Offspring
Paramore
Garbage
Tomahawk
Stone Sour
Kyuss Lives!
Anthrax
Sum 41
Dragonforce
All Time Low
Flogging Molly
Ghost
Duff McKagan’s Reloaded
Motion City Soundtrack
The Lawrence Arms
Kingdom Of Sorrow
Fozzy
Sleeping With Sirens
Cancer Bats
Madball
Vision Of Disorder
Pierce The Veil
Periphery
Shai Hulud
Of Mice & Men
Miss May I
Danko Jones
Woe, Is Me
The Wonder Years
While She Sleeps
Lucero
Such Gold
Six Feet Under
Deaf Havana
Red Fang
Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!
Memphis May Fire

The “Soundwave Festival” will take place early next year as follows:

02/23 Brisbane, AUS – RNA Showgrounds
02/24 Sydney, AUS – Olympic Park
03/01 Melbourne, AUS – Flemington Racecourse
03/02 Adelaide, AUS – Bonython Park
03/04 Perth, AUS – Claremont Showground

HIM have recorded a cover of ‘s “Strange World” for inclusion on their upcoming best of set, “XX – Two Decades Of Love Metal“. That set will see an October 29th release date overseas. Meanwhile, a video and digital single for the aforementioned new cover is tentatively expected out on September 21st.

You can find the track listing for “XX – Two Decades Of Love Metal” below, while the band are working on a new album for a release sometime this winter.

01 – “Strange World” ( cover)
02 – “Join Me In Death
03 – “Heartkiller
04 – “Rip Out The Wings Of A Butterfly
05 – “The Kiss Of Dawn” (Radio Edit)
06 – “The Funeral Of Hearts” (Radio Edit)
07 – “Right Here In My Arms” (Radio Edit)
08 – “Pretending
09 – “Buried Alive By Love” (Radio Edit)
10 – “Gone With The Sin
11 – “Your Sweet Six Six Six
12 – “The Sacrament” (Radio Edit)
13 – “Wicked Game” (Chris Isaak cover)
14 – “Killing Loneliness
15 – “Bleed Well” (Radio Edit)
16 – “In Joy And Sorrow” (Radio Edit)
17 – “Poison Girl
18 – “Scared To Death
19 – “When Love And Death Embrace” (Radio Edit)
20 – “Heartache Every Moment

Nonpoint And Taproot Fall Tour Officially Announced

The schedule for Nonpoint and Taproot‘s fall tour together has further taken shape. Here’s how it looks:

09/19 Niagara Falls, NY – The Rapids Theater
09/20 Clifton Park, NY – The Upstate Concert Theater
09/21 Hampton Beach, NH – Wally’s Pub
09/22 Lewiston, ME – Androscoggin Bank Colisee
09/23 Rome, NY – Capitol Theater
09/25 New York, NY – Gramercy Theater
09/26 Lancaster, PA – The Chameleon Club
09/27 West Chester, PA – The Note
09/28 Hartford, CT – The Webster
09/29 Worcester, MA – Palladium Upstairs
10/02 Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
10/03 Lansing, MI – The Loft
10/05 Columbus, OH – Alrosa Villa

Alpha And Omega vocalist Luis Hernandez unwittingly got into an altercation with members of the audience during Xibalba‘s set at their shared show in Vancouver, BC earlier this week. Hernandez has since taken to the web to issue his version of the events, it reads as follows:

“Last night during Xibalba’s set the entire tour package was hanging out and enjoying our time at the show. We were all dancing (not pitting), laughing and having a good time. I was on top of a table for the majority of the set. During the last song, Xibalba’s guitar player started dancing around next to a girl that was on the floor in front of me.

I reached down to put my hands on her shoulders to dance with her, when she turned around and punched me in the mouth three times. I stepped back and tried to calm the situation down when her boyfriend grabbed me by the neck. He told me not to do that. I pushed him off and tried to tell him that I didn’t mean anything by it, when I was then punched three more times by this girl. I’m not one to strike a woman so I walked away.

After the show I walked up to the girl to apologize for anything I did to upset her, but instead she tried punching me again. I restrained her, and asked her to please calm down and talk to me like an adult. She finally did, and once I explained myself and apologized, she also apologized and agreed that it was a misunderstanding.

But, she still wanted to argue that no one should touch anyone at a show. I disagreed and said that if you’re going to a hardcore/punk show that you should expect to get bumped into, possibly pushed, shoved or have some kind of physical contact with the crowd. She disagreed. I said we should agree to disagree and she then called me names and I walked away. That’s where my interaction with her ended.

Her boyfriend then told me that he was a pacifist but was considering putting that aside to fight me. I said that I’ve explained myself and apologized for any misunderstanding there was, but I was fine if that’s what he wanted to do. He continued to talk in circles.

I said either fight me or stop talking… or let me buy him a beer (I don’t drink but I knew he had a few drinks in him). I was trying to be nice. He kept talking so I told him to fuck off and then I walked away. That was my last interaction with the boyfriend.

From what I was told, they then went outside, bad mouthed me and told everyone that I had sexually assaulted her. Friends of mine from Vancouver and on the tour apparently defended me from what I was told but that was the end of it.

The fact that this has been so twisted and misconstrued goes to show you how damaging the internet can be. The things that I’ve seen being said are so over the top and dramatic it’s blowing my mind. I hope that my statement explains last night’s events well enough. I’ve been nothing but honest in what you’ve just read. Hopefully everyone still comes out and enjoys the tour.”

Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello is none too thrilled that current Republican vice presidential hopeful Paul Ryan is a fan of his groups material. Morello has written an op-ed piece for Rollingstone.com in which he labels Ryan as “the embodiment of the machine that our music has been raging against for two decades.”

An except from his piece can be found below.

Paul Ryan‘s love of Rage Against the Machine is amusing, because he is the embodiment of the machine that our music has been raging against for two decades. Charles Manson loved the Beatles but didn’t understand them. Governor Chris Christie loves Bruce Springsteen but doesn’t understand him. And Paul Ryan is clueless about his favorite band, Rage Against the Machine.

Ryan claims that he likes Rage’s sound, but not the lyrics. Well, I don’t care for Paul Ryan‘s sound or his lyrics. He can like whatever bands he wants, but his guiding vision of shifting revenue more radically to the one percent is antithetical to the message of Rage.

I wonder what Ryan‘s favorite Rage song is? Is it the one where we condemn the genocide of Native Americans? The one lambasting American imperialism? Our cover of “Fuck the Police“? Or is it the one where we call on the people to seize the means of production? So many excellent choices to jam out to at Young Republican meetings!

Don’t mistake me, I clearly see that Ryan has a whole lotta “rage” in him: A rage against women, a rage against immigrants, a rage against workers, a rage against gays, a rage against the poor, a rage against the environment. Basically the only thing he’s not raging against is the privileged elite he’s groveling in front of for campaign contributions…”

Read on at Rollingstone.com.

Alexisonfire Add More Dates To Farewell Run

Alexisonfire have added more shows to their farewell run. Their newly-updated schedule now shapes up as follows:

12/03 London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton
12/06 Sao Paulo, BRA – Via Funchal
12/11 Sydney, AUS – Hordern Pavilion
12/12 Melbourne, AUS – Festival Hall
12/19 Edmonton, AB – Shaw Conference Centre
12/20 Calgary, AB – Big Four Building
12/22 Montreal, QC – Metropolis
12/26 Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
12/27 Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
12/29 Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
12/30 Toronto, ON – Sound Academy

As previously reported, a vinyl discography set is also in the works.

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