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Winds Of Plague Announce June European Dates

Winds Of Plague will be touring throughout Europe in June. The band recently unveiled the following dates:

06/21 Bordeaux, FRA – iBoat
06/22-24 Dessel, BEL – Graspop Metal Meeting
06/25 Rotterdam, NET – Baroeg
06/26 Esch, LUX – Kulturfabrik
06/27 Lindau, GER – Club Vauderville
06/28 Graz, AUT – Explosiv
06/29 Munchen, GER – Backstage
06/30 Roitzschjora, GER – With Full Force Festival

Lostprophets Release “Bring ‘Em Down” Music Video

Lostprophets have released a music video for their new single “Bring ‘Em Down“. The official video is region locked to the UK and can be viewed on Youtube. Those outside of that region can find a re-up of the video over at Vimeo.com.

On a related note, the group are readying a deluxe digital edition of their new album “Weapons“. Pre-orders for it are currently available over in the UK via iTunes. It will feature a number of demo versions, remixes and more and is due out overseas on April 02nd. No word yet on any North American release plans.

Dedvolt (Skinlab) Book March West Coast Dates

Dedvolt (Skinlab) have a handful of regional dates scheduled for this month. Dates include:

03/10 Fresno, CA – The Babylon
03/22 West Hollywood, CA – The Roxy (feat. Oedipus)
03/23 Anaheim, CA – Juke Joint
03/31 Las Vegas, NV – Cheyenne Saloon

Sleep‘s “Dopesmoker” will be getting a deluxe reissue treatment in the near future through Southern Lord. The new version of the outing has been remastered from the original studio tapes and will sport new artwork by Arik Roper. A bonus previously-unreleased live performance of the bands track “Holy Mountain” taken from a 1994 set at the I-Beam in San Francisco, CA will also grace the effort.

At present Sleep have the following European/UK dates booked:

04/14 Tilburg, NET – Roadburn Festival

With A Storm Of Light:

05/03 Wroclaw, POL – Aysmmetry Festival
05/04 Copenhagen, DEN – Amager Bio
05/05 Oslo, NOR – Betong
05/06 Stockholm, SWE – Strand
05/08 Helsinki, FIN – Tavastia (no A Storm Of Light)
05/09 Berlin, GER – Berghain
05/10 Leipzig, GER – Conne Island
05/11 Prague, CZE – Lucerna Music Bar
05/12 Budapest, HUN – Club 202
05/13 Zagreb, CRO – Trovrnica Kulture
05/14 Vienna, AUT – Arena
05/16 Rome, ITA – Circolo Degli Artisti
05/17 Cortemaggiore, ITA – Fillmore Club
05/18 Bern, SWI – Dachstock
05/19 Dortmund, GER – FZE
05/20 Athens, GRE – Gagarin 205
05/22 Glasgow, UK – The Arches
05/23 Dublin, IRE – Button Factory
05/24 Leeds, UK – Stylus
05/25 London, UK – I’ll Be Your Mirror (feat. Slayer, Melvins, etc.)
05/26 Paris, FRA – Sonique
05/27 Antwerp, BEL – Trix
05/28 Munich, GER – Feierwerk
05/31 Barcelona, SPA – Primavera Sound Barcelona (feat. Wolves In The Throne Room)

Former Kyuss members Joshua Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age, etc.) and Scott Reeder have filed a federal lawsuit against their ex-Kyuss bandmates John Garcia and Brant Bjork over the use of the Kyuss name. The following statement was issued by the Homme and Reeder:

Kyuss members Scott Reeder and Joshua Homme have been forced to file a federal lawsuit against John Garcia and Brant Bjork a/k/a Kyuss Lives! The suit alleges trademark infringement and consumer fraud by Kyuss Lives!

Quote from Reeder and Homme is below.

“It sucks. To think we went to a meeting in January solely to help them with their request to continue Kyuss Lives! With open arms, we made every attempt to help them continue Kyuss Lives! respectfully. Only to discover while they looked us in the eye, Kyuss Lives! management and band had filed federal documents in 2011 in an attempt to steal the name Kyuss.

This is desperately what we were trying to avoid. It’s a sad day for us and for John – but most of all for the fans. What a needless mess.”

An official copy of the suit filed can be found online here.

Warbeast To Hit The Studio With Phil Anselmo In May

Warbeast will enter Nodferatu’s Lair in early May to begin tracking their new album with their label head Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Down) behind the boards. The group had the following to say about that:

Warbeast will be going into the studio in early May to record the Drums, Bass and Rhythm tracks for our second full-length album. Then some of us will go back in early June to record the Guitar Solos and Vocal tracks. This new album will again be released on Housecore Records and Produced by Philip Anselmo!”

Grand Magus Sign With Nuclear Blast

Grand Magus have signed with Nuclear Blast Records and are planning to release their album “The Hunt” through the label this spring. Band vocalist/guitarist Janne “JB” Christoffersson offered:

Grand Magus have finally found their hailing port – we’ve wrapped up a deal with the mighty Heavy Metal label Nuclear Blast. By this, a new chapter will be opened, both in our band and in metal history. With The Hunt we will consequently keep on marching down the metallic path we’ve started to pursue over the course of the past years. Be prepared to be lined up in our sights from the end of May on, when The Hunt will strike! FUCK THE WORLD!”

Gojira’s Early Demos To Arrive On 7″ Next Month

Two tracks (“End Of Time” and “Bleeding“) from Gojira‘s 1997 “Possessed” demo will be getting a release next month through Volcom Entertainment. Only 1500 copies of the limited edition 7″ will be pressed, with pre-orders available over at Volcoment.com.