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The Bronx Set February Release For New Album

The Bronx have given their new album a proper release date. Arriving a bit later than their projected January release timeframe; the band will now release the effort on February 04th. Further details were not provided.

Chevelle To Release Greatest Hits Set In December

Chevelle will be closing out the year with a greatest hits collection titled “Stray Arrows: A Collection Of Favorities“. Among the various songs included from the groups catalogue is a new track titled “Fizgig“—which one can only hope is a reference to rad little furball in “Dark Crystal“.

The track listing for the set, which is due out December 04th on Epic Records, can be seen below along with the cover art:

01 – “Jars
02 – “Same Old Trip
03 – “Vitamin R (Leading Us Along)
04 – “The Red
05 – “I Get It
06 – “Face To The Floor
07 – “Send The Pain Below
08 – “Sleep Apnea
09 – “The Clincher
10 – “Hats Off To The Bull
11 – “The Meddler
12 – “Fizgig

click here for the cover art…

The Black Dahlia Murder have officially parted ways with drummer Shannon Lucas. Lucas himself put out the following video statement announcing his departure from the group.

In the clip he reveals that he hopes to track the drums for his supergroup with Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz and George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher of Cannibal Corpse in January. He also has another grind group in the works and plans to open a tattoo shop.

Currently The Black Dahlia Murder have enlisted the services of ex-Abigail Williams drummer Alan Cassidy in his absence—though he is not yet a permanent member.

Soundgarden Perform On “Later… With Jools Holland”, Video Available

Soundgarden were the musical guest on tonight’s “Later… With Jools Holland“. Below you can find footage of the group performing “Rusty Cage” and their new single “Been Away Too Long” on the show. The group will release their new album “King Animal” on November 13th.

click here for more footage…

Converge And Old Man Gloom To Tour Australia/New Zealand In February

In addition to their Japanese tour, Converge and their supergroup offshoot Old Man Gloom will be touring Australia and New Zealand in February.

Dates for the leg down under include:

02/10 Auckland, NZ – The Basement Bar
02/12 Perth, AUS – Amplifier
02/13 Adelaide, AUS – Fowlers
02/15 Melbourne, AUS – Billboards
02/16 Sydney, AUS – Manning Bar
02/17 Brisbane, AUS – Hi Fi

Isis Release “Pliable Foe” Music Video

Isis have posted their music video for their track “Pliable Foe” below. The clip was put together by Kenneth Thomas and appears on their CD/DVD version of the groups newly-released posthumous rarities collection, “Temporal“:

Of Mice & Men, Woe, Is Me, Texas In July, Etc. January Tour Rumored

Of Mice & Men, Woe, Is Me, Texas In July, Volumes and Capture The Crown look to be planning a tour together in early 2013. Thus far a January 27th show at Heaven at The Masquerade in Atlanta, GA has slipped out.

The deluxe reissue of Of Mice & Men‘s latest album “The Flood” is tentatively due out on vinyl through Rise Records on December 18th.

Divine Heresy Vocalist Travis Neal Speaks On Joining Dirge Within

Divine Heresy/Cyanide Serenity vocalist Travis Neal has released the following statement regarding his addition to Dirge Within:

“Hello to all the Dirge Within fans out there and thank you for the amazingly warm welcome!! It is always a difficult situation when an established band loses they’re front man and brings in a new voice in the attempts to fill the original vocalists shoes. It can either work or not. I have a great feeling that you all will be extremely happy with the new changes in the band!! My respect to Jerms and all of his future endeavors! He is a great front man with a strong voice, I have no doubt that he will continue to move forward in his musical career.

I am extremely happy to be a part of the DW family, I have known Shaun Glass for a long time and it is very cool to finally be able to collaborate with him in a band together! A couple weeks ago I joined Shaun along with Frankie, Jimmy and Chuck in Chicago for some amazing rehearsal sessions as well as some great times! We all have clicked extremely well and the chemistry shows! Like it was meant to be! Again, I have a great feeling that you all are gonna really dig the material that we are working on… A lot of you know of me from my work in Divine Heresy as well as other projects that I have been involved with.

I know a lot of you that know of me know that I tend to keep busy and tend to keep a full plate. I have multiple “projects” that are out and floating around. I am a musician and truly love to create and play music. I do a lot of studio projects with friends and other musicians out there and that is why you all will see my involvement in several projects and that is exactly what they are.. “projects”, nothing that will be toured to support. Just studio projects. Truth be told, I only have one band that is active (Cyanide Serenity) and now Dirge Within will be the second “Band” that is active

I have always wanted to have 2 full time bands that bounced off of each other, kind of like Corey Taylor and doing his Stone sour and Slipknot. Both bands are great and both bands are on opposite ends of the spectrum as like my 2 bands. Cyanide Serenity is very technical and brutal with elements of death metal and extreme metal while Dirge Within is more commercially heavy, which is awesome!

My involvement in Divine Heresy is still happening however, due to Fear Factory’s extremely busy schedule DH has become a back burner band for now. I do not know that we will do anything else anytime soon nor do I expect that we will. If anything is to come from DH, it will most likely be late 2014 mid 2015 and I do not know how much touring will be involved. I can only hope the best but it is not in my control. As for my future, I am focusing on Dirge Within and Cyanide Serenity.

I am already working on new Dirge Within material with the band and it is coming out nicely!! I am looking forward to unleashing it on the world!! As well as a remake track off of “There will be blood”, stay posted to the Dirge Within page for the info on that track and when it is going to drop as you all will get a real taste of what is to come!!

With all that being said, I do hope that this clears your heads on what is going on with my projects and what you can expect from the future… I cannot wait to start playing out with DW and slaying stages across the planet!! Rest assure we will all be seeing you very soon, that’s a promise!!!!

Much love and respect to all of you – Travis Neal Dirge Within 2012.”

Anthrax Drummer Charlie Benante Sitting Out Current Tour, Fill-In Revealed

Anthrax are out on the road with Jon Dette of Animetal USA (ex-Testament/Slayer) handling the drums in place of Charlie Benante. According to band guitarist Scott Ian:

“Many of you asking who is playing drums… Our friend Jon Dette is kicking ass while @skisum [Charlie Benante] is home taking care of personal stuff.”

Shadows Fall Cancel Immediate Shows Due To Illness

Shadows Fall have been forced to cancel a number of their upcoming headlining dates with God Forbid and more following their drummer Jason Bittner being diagnosed with acute pancreatitis. The shows in question that will be canceled include:

11/08 Fayetteville, NC – The Norva
11/09 Jacksonville, NC – Hooligans
11/10 Charleston, SC – Ground Zero
11/11 Jacksonville, FL – The Roc Bar

Bittner himself explained the situation:

“For those who may not know- I was diagnosed last week with acute pancreatitis – for most of the last Shadows Fall tour I was in a lot of abdominal pain which I figured was either food poisoning or a stomach bug, unfortunately it turns out to be a little more serious than that. After a trip to the ER last Monday I received the diagnosis and some pain treatment.

That being said it pains me to say that due to Doctor’s orders I am not cleared (nor do I even feel like I could pick up a stick) to begin touring until after I see the specialist and my blood work is back to normal, I apologize to the fans cause it kills me to not be there, but my health comes first and I need to recuperate in order to return 110%”