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Roadrunner Records’ Senior VP Of A&R Steps Down

Roadrunner Records‘ Senior Vice President Of A&R Monte Conner has now officially exited the label. Conner worked at Roadrunner for over 20 years and was responsible for signing countless influential artists on the labels roster; including Slipknot, Machine Head, Sepultura, Rush, Gojira, Death and many more.

Conner‘s departure from Roadrunner Records comes as a result of this years cost-cutting moves by parent label, Warner Music Group.

Track Listing Revealed For The Faceless’ “Autotheism”

The track listing for The Faceless‘ upcoming album “Autotheism” has been confirmed. According to the iTunes pre-order, the outing will run as follows:

01 – “Autotheist Movement I: Create
02 – “Autotheist Movement II: Emancipate
03 – “Autotheist Movement III: Deconsecrate
04 – “Accelerated Evolution
05 – “The Eidolon Reality
06 – “Ten Billion Years
07 – “Hail Science
08 – “Hymn Of Sanity
09 – “In Solitude

Sumerian Records have the effort slated for an August 14th release date.

He Is Legend Book August Shows

He Is Legend have a few shows in the works for later this month. Dates can be found below while the group have a new album in the works. In addition to the new He Is Legend material; band bassist Matt Williams has finished up a new effort from Unholy Tongues and also recently joined Mood Mechanics.

08/24 Asheville, NC – The Garage At Biltmore (feat. The Campaign 1984 & Ritual)
08/25 Richmond, VA – Kingdom (feat. I Am The Kid, Arabia Terra & Postcards)

Armed For Apocalypse also don’t share in Asking Alexandria frontman Danny Worsnop‘s self-proclaimed rockstar status. Speaking via their Facebook, the band stated:

“The Asking Alexandria singer calls himself a rock star? Haha. If you can walk down the street in my town and hardly anybody recognizes you, you are NOT a rock star. You’re a dude in a band.”

Melvins Launch Stream Of “Psycho-delic Haze” From Upcoming “1983″ Release

The Melvins track “Psycho-delic Haze” from their upcoming “1983” 10″ vinyl release has been posted below. As referenced by the title, the effort finds the band performing with their 1983 lineup of Buzz Osbourne, Dale Crover and Mike Dillard.

Amphetamine Reptile Records look to be handling the release of the outing which the band plan to have in hand on their fall tour.

Becoming The Archetype Seeking Actors & Props For New Music Video

Becoming The Archetype are seeking numerous things for their upcoming video shoot and 100 athletic men aren’t on the list. Instead here’s what they are looking for in their own words via their Twitter:

“We’re working on a seriously killer music video concept and to pull it off properly, we need to ask if you can help us with a few things…

1st item we need for this music video is a 50′s style microphone (example: Shure Super 55). If you know of one we can borrow, tweet @ us!

2nd “item” we’re looking for is a tall (6′ 2″ or so), gaunt man. He’s the villain in the video. If you or someone you know can do it, tweet!

3rd “item” we need for this music video is a gigantic fat guy. He’s a henchman. If you know someone who fits this description, tweet @ us!

This music video will be shot in Cleveland, GA btw. Any & all props/persons need to be able to get to that general north GA area in 2 weeks.

4th item we need is a decent-sized safe. Preferably with a combination lock on the front. If you have an empty one, tweet @ us!

5th item we need for the music video is a listening glass (what lock-pickers use to break into a combination safe).”

The band have a new album titled “I Am” due out September 18th on Solid State Records.

Crazy Town train wreck Seth “Shifty Shellshock” Binzer has been sentenced in relation to his violent incident with his then girlfriend this past February. Not only was Binzer arrested and charged for battery in the domestic disturbance; he was also found to be in possession of rock cocaine during the altercation.

Binzer has now had his day in court and pled no contest to the drug possession and battery charges. According to TMZ.com, he has been sentenced to three years drug probation; along with being barred from having contact with his ex for three years. He has also been ordered to attend 52 weeks of domestic violence counselling.

Exotic Animal Petting Zoo Premiere “Thorough. Modern.” Music Video

Exotic Animal Petting Zoo‘s music video for their song “Thorough. Modern.” has received its online debut today, August 01st. The Jeremy Jackson (Foxy Shazam) directed clip can be seen below courtesy of Bloody-disgusting.com. The groups new album “Tree Of Tongues” saw a release last month.

Taking Back Sunday will be getting by with some help from their friends for the few remaining dates of this summers “Vans Warped Tour“. Guitarist/vocalist John Nolan will be stepping down from the band temporarily to tend to the impending birth of his child.

He has recruited Every Time I Die‘s Keith Buckley, Four Year Strong‘s Dan O’Connor and Ex-Thursday frontman Geoff Rickly to fill-in for him during his absence.