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Armed For Apocalypse Seeking New Label Home

Armed For Apocalypse are in the market for a new label home. The group took to their Facebook to issue the following statement on that and the status of their new album “The Road Will End“:

“Hi people!
Since everyone has been so patient waiting for our new album we feel it is only fair to be totally open and transparent with you so you don’t think we are just dragging our feet, being lazy, or that we think we are rock stars and it should take a year to build things up before our record comes out.

Our new album “The Road Will End” is done. It’s mixed and ready to go. We can’t even comprehend how proud we are. It is an absolute beast. There are SO MANY RIFFS!! Plus the recording sounds massive. We just got the artwork back from one of our favorite people who happens to be one of the most incredible artists out there, Richey Beckett of Shaped By Fate, and it blew away our expectations. That guy is a genius.

So what’s left? Just put the damn thing out, right?!

Well that’s what we want. There is only one hang up, and it’s kind of a big one: we technically don’t have a label right now. No, nothing bad has happened with Iron Clad or SOAR - they are both awesome and have helped us out in a million ways. But those deals were essentially for one record, which leaves us as free agents. So it may end up that we still put the record out on Iron Clad in the U.S. and SOAR in Europe, but right now we are open to any and all options.

We are searching for our home, but since we don’t have management or representation (we have always handled everything ourselves) it is a much slower process for us. So we are going to keep searching, but in the meantime if there are any interested people out there that are in the position to put out a heavy metal record hit us up here, or email me personally at caylehunter@gmail.com. I’ll email you a link to the entire record so you can see what you are getting yourself in to.

Once again, a HUGE thank you to all of you that pay attention to what we do. If you have any questions for us please
post them below and we will answer them personally. Lets get this show on the road!”

The Deftones will be debuting their new song “Leathers” next Tuesday, September 18th. Meanwhile, “Tempest” has been selected as the first single from the groups forthcoming album, “Koi No Yokan“, and will follow on October 09th.

Koi No Yokan” will receive a November 13th release date. While a tentative track listing for the album has been circulating online; the bands camp have stated that it is not entirely correct. Expect more info soon.

Hatebreed Finish Tracking New Album

Hatebreed have wrapped up recording their new album. The group worked with the production team of Josh Wilbur (Lamb Of God, Avenged Sevenfold) and Zeuss (Suicide Silence, All That Remains) on the effort, which is now headed to the mixing process.

Speaking on wrapping up the sessions, guitarist Wayne Lozniak stated:

“I’m very excited that the album is tracked! It was a great experience working with Zeuss and Josh Wilbur on this one. Every song is heavy, straight and to the point, in keeping with the traditional HATEBREED sound. Can’t wait to put some of these songs in the set and start playing them live!”

Shai Hulud Enlist Ex-Vocalist Chad Gilbert For New Album, Plan Shows

While a permanent vocalist still eludes them, Shai Hulud have revealed that ex-frontman Chad Gilbert (now of New Found Glory) handled the vocals for their upcoming new album. Gilbert also oversaw the production duties for the effort. As previously reported, Gilbert will take to the stage with the band this weekend in Miami, FL at the “Reel & Restless Fest“.

He will also pair up with the band for their coming appearance at the New York City, NY Revelation Records 25th Anniversary show at the Irving Plaza on October 13th. Another as-yet unannounced October 14th show is also in the works.

Band guitarist Matt Fox spoke of the temporary reunion with the following statement:

“It’s been a strange and unpredictable journey, friends…

And the journey continues. Spare us a few moments, and we’ll fill you in on the recent goings-on.

Your friendly neighborhood Shai Hulud has indeed finished recording a new album which will be released on Metal Blade Records in 2013, keeping with the it-takes-these-guys-forever-to-release-an-album motif we’ve honed and perfected. Regarding the record, it’s never easy to sing praises of your own work. That said, allow us to humbly suggest we’re fairly confident you won’t be disappointed – taking a break from listening to, scrutinizing and nitpicking something you’ve immersed yourself in does wonders for your perception of it.

Having done just that, we can conclusively state we are very proud of the album – though not to satisfaction, of course, because as we all know, that is the death of desire.

See what we did there?

Our friend and former singer, Chad Gilbert, who produced the album also returned to sing. This is the first time in over a decade he provided recorded vocals to a Shai Hulud song, much less an entire album – his first since “Hearts Once Nourished With Hope And Compassion” in 1997, and distinctively the first time Shai Hulud features the same vocalist on two full lengths, mimicking our friends in Further Seems Forever who see their original singer, Chris Carrabba, return to sing on their forthcoming album “Penny Black” due out this year.

Surely, a majority of you saw this coming. We knew our elusive responses of “Clark Griswold” when asked ‘who sang on the album?’ would foster this very speculation. Tacitly obvious, really. Hidden in plain sight even. If this is a total shocker to you, don’t worry too much; while banking, and parking in metropolitan areas is sometimes difficult, with moderate help you should manage well enough. In theory.

Just to be clear, Chad has not rejoined Shai Hulud, and it’s highly unlikely there will ever be a full tour with with him fronting the band. You can, however, catch us play together on September 16th at Reel & Restless Fest in Miami, October 13th with Chain Of Strength (!), Bold, Battery, and Shook Ones at one of the Revelation Records 25th Anniversary shows in NYC, and another show the following day, October 14th, in a city yet to be determined.

These shows will be a blast. We hope to see as many of you as possible so we can celebrate together music, creative unions, and enduring friendships.

You guessed it, the fact that Chad sang on the new album does in fact reveal we do not currently have a fixed, permanent singer. Another shocker. Over the past few years we’ve been fortunate enough to have friends who have loaned us their voices for tours and recordings.

We’re grateful to everyone who dedicated any amount of their time and effort to help keep Shai Hulud moving forward. Without them, their friendship, their passion for the music, we would have remained stagnant. Because of them we progressed. For that we owe all of them a serious debt of gratitude words cannot express.

See what we did there?

And the journey continues, moving forward as we always have with the help and support of our friends, and those we have connected with musically. Within a day or so we will posting details on what we always look for in the singer of a Hardcore band. We hope to be hearing you.

Please check in with us online within the next couple of days for details:

Onward. Upward. Always and forever,

Shai Hulud

Cannibal Corpse drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz promises that the band have some tricks up their sleeve for their coming 25th anniversary next year. He told Billboard.com that the band has:

“A couple of things that are in the works, but I’m probably not a liberty to say anything at this point. We’ve got a few things planned. Hopefully fans will enjoy what we’ve got lined up. We’ve definitely got to have something going; 25 years is a huge milestone for the band, so something will happen.”

When asked of how the band feel about hitting the coming milestone, he replied:

“Every day we look back and go, like, ‘What’s going on here? How’d this happen?’ We’re just kids from Buffalo that started playing some crazy music, and here we are touring the world, selling records. It’s really crazy to fully comprehend and grasp that this has been happening at all, let along for almost 25 years. We never thought this far into the future, you know? And now we look back and there’s a lot to look back on. We’re a household name, in a way. That’s crazy to me.”

While by no means official, he also stated that he would love to do a “big four” of death metal tour. When the idea was suggested to him by the aforementioned site, he offered:

“I think that would be pretty cool. I don’t know if it would ever happen. On paper, of course, it would be great for us, Morbid Angel, Deicide and Suffocation, something like that. That would be a brutal, brutal tour, a big celebration of bands that have been there since kind of the beginning — and are still going. It would be cool to do something like that.”

The Revocation, A Life Once Lost and KEN mode tour has been made official. The Scion A/V-backed trek will commence October 18th with the itinerary available below. In addition to the tour, Scion A/V will be putting out a new Revocation EP titled “Teratogenesis” later this month. More details are pending.

A Life Once Lost will release their new album “Ecstatic Trance” on October 22nd; while KEN mode are tracking their next full-length, tentatively titled “Entrench“.

10/18 Trenton, NJ – The Backstage At Champs (no KEN mode)
10/19 Montreal, QC – Katacombes
10/20 Toronto, ON – Wreckroom
10/21 Lansing, MI – Mac’s Bar
10/22 Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge
10/23 St. Paul, MN – Station 4
10/24 Winnipeg, MB – The Zoo
10/26 Calgary, AB – Vern’s
10/27 Edmonton, AB – Pawn Shop
10/29 Tacoma, WA – The Lochs
10/30 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
10/31 Portland, OR – Rotture
11/01 San Francisco, CA – The Sub Mission
11/02 Fullerton, CA – Slidebar
11/03 Tempe, AZ – Chaser’s
11/04 El Paso, TX – House Of Rock
11/05 San Antonio, TX – Korova
11/06 Austin, TX – Red 7
11/08 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
11/09 Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall
11/10 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
11/11 Albany, NY – Bogie’s
11/12 New York, NY – The Studio At Webster Hall
11/13 Boston, MA – Great Scott

Update – September 14th 1:30pm:

The new Revocation EP will be titled “Teratogenesis” and not “Invidious” as was originally announced.

Chelsea Grin To Film New Music Video Shortly

While they haven’t said which track will be lensed, Chelsea Grin have confirmed that they will be filming a music video this coming Saturday, September 15th. The song will presumably come from the groups latest EP, “Evolve“.

The “Maquinaria Festival” in Santiago, Chile has newly-posted the following official footage of Faith No More performing “Just A Man“, complete with a backing choir. It was captured at last years edition of the festival.

This years “Maquinaria Festival” will take place November 10th and 11th in Club de Campo Las Vizcachas, Puente Alto. Artists confirmed for it thus far include Marilyn Manson, Deftones, Stone Sour, Slash and many more.

We Came As Romans, The Word Alive, Like Moths To Flames, Memphis May Fire and more will be participating in the upcoming “Punk Goes Pop, Volume 5“. Fearless Records will release the annual covers outing on November 06th and it will feature the following track listing:

01 – Memphis May Fire – “Grenade” (Bruno Mars cover)
02 – Upon This Dawning – “Call Me Maybe” (Carly Rae Jepsen cover)
03 – Mayday Parade – “Somebody I Use To Know” (Gotye cover) (feat. Vic Fuentes)
04 – We Came As Romans – “I’m Glad You Came” (The Wanted cover)
05 – Like Moth To Flames – “Some Nights” (fun. cover)
06 – Breathe Carolina – “Billie Jean” (Michael Jackson cover)
07 – Forever The Sickest Kids – “We Found Love” (Rihanna cover)
08 – Issues – “Boyfriend” (Justin Bieber cover)
09 – The Maine – “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” (Cyndi Lauper cover)
10 – Crown The Empire – “Payphone” (Maroon 5 cover)
11 – Craig Owens – “Paradise” (Coldplay cover)
12 – The Word Alive – “Mercy” (Kanye West cover)
13 – Secrets – “Ass Back Home” (Gym Class Heroes cover)

You can check out Upon This Dawning‘s cover of Carly Rae Jepsen‘s “Call Me Maybe” below: