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Vision Of Disorder Release Two More Studio Videos

Vision Of Disorder continue to post brief glimpses from the studio. The latest footage to be uploaded includes two videos of guitarist Mike Kennedy and can be found below. As previously reported the band are in the studio tracking their new album with producer Will Putney (Shadows Fall, Suicide Silence). A release later this year through Candlelight Records is being mapped out.

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Winds Of Plague Continue To Write For New Album

Winds Of Plague continue to write new material for their next album. Band frontman Johnny Plague recently mentioned that the group have been writing at bassist Andrew Glover‘s Sound Temple Studio.

No word yet on when they will officially begin recording the outing, but according to Plague: “Shit is gettin wild!!!!”

Atheist And More Stops Added To The “Death To All Tour”

The “Death To All Tour” has expanded with new dates and the addition of Atheist as an opener on select stops. Speaking on the opportunity Atheist frontman Kelly Shaefer offered:

“We could not be more honored to be direct support on the upcoming Death To All Tour! It’s gonna be a blast to gather with all our old and dear friends form the early days of extreme metal, and also to help celebrate the music from the godfather of Death metal, Chuck Schuldiner.

Any fan of Death/extreme metal, I’m telling you now, sell everything to attend one or more of these shows. It’s going to be legendary and you can bet on that! We will be doing the Orlando, Atlanta and Dallas shows, so we hope to see all the Southern metal-heads out in force.

Thanks to Anton and the organizers for asking us to be a part of this monumental moment in extreme metal history! See you all there!”

The “Death To All Tour” will see various former musicians from Death uniting to perform the bands songs. The trek is intended to celebrate late Death frontman/guitarist Chuck Schuldiner and raise awareness for Sweet Relief.

As previously reported, participating Death-related musicians include:

Guitars – Paul Masvidal (“Human“)
Guitars – Shannon Hamm (“The Sound Of Perseverance“)
Guitars – Bobby Koelble (“Symbolic“)
Bass – Steve DiGiorgio (“Human“/”Individual Thought Patterns“)
Bass – Scott Clendenin (“The Sound Of Perseverance“)
Drums – Gene Hoglan (Individual Thought Patterns“/”Symbolic“)
Drums – Sean Reinert (“Human“)

Charles Elliot of Abysmal Dawn/Bereft will be contributing guest vocals for some of the songs during the tour; as will Obscura vocalist/guitarist Steffen Kummerer.

Dates for the “Death To All Tour“:

With Gorguts:

06/22 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
06/23 West Hollywood, CA – House Of Blues
06/26 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
06/28 New York, NY – Irving Plaza

With Atheist:

06/30 Orlando, FL – The Beacham
07/01 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
07/03 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues

To Speak Of Wolves Readying Vinyl Release Of “Find Your Worth, Come Home”

To Speak Of Wolves have confirmed that a vinyl release of their new album “Find Your Worth, Come Home” will arrive in stores on May 22nd via Round Kid Records. The outing will mark the groups first appearance on vinyl.

Find Your Worth, Come Home” will also arrive in stores both digitally and on CD through Solid State records on May 22nd as well.

Cradle Of Filth Detail New Orchestral Album “Midnight In The Labyrinth”

The track listing has been officially announced for Cradle Of Filth‘s “Midnight In The Labyrinth“. The 2-CD set largely finds the band revisiting tracks from their first four albums and expanding them with choirs, strings and more. The orchestrally-oriented effort is due in stores on April 21st (“Record Store Day“) and will feature new takes on the following songs:

01 – “A Gothic Romance (Red Roses For The Devil’s Whore)
02 – “The Forest Whispers My Name
03 – “The Twisted Nails Of Faith
04 – “The Rape And Ruin Of Angels (Hosannas In Extremis)
05 – “Funeral In Carpathia
06 – “Summer Dying Fast
07 – “Thirteen Autumns And A Widow
08 – “Dusk And Her Embrace
09 – “Cruelty Brought Thee Orchids
10 – “Goetia (Invoking The Unclean)

Extra narration from band frontman Dani Filth will also appear on the first disc of album, along with bonus vocals from Sarah Jezebel Deva. A second disc will be featured in the set and is expected to focus on instrumental versions of the orchestral remakes. Its track listing will run as follows:

01 – “The Rape And Ruin Of Angels (Hosannas In Extremis)
02 – “Dusk And Her Embrace
03 – “Summer Dying Fast
04 – “The Twisted Nails Of Faith
05 – “Funeral In Carpathia
06 – “The Forest Whispers My Name
07 – “Cruelty Brought Thee Orchids
08 – “A Gothic Romance (Red Roses For The Devil’s Whore)
09 – “Thirteen Autumns And A Widow

Mnemic To Tour Australia In October As Part Of The “Whiplash Festival”

Mnemic have made plans to tour Australia in October, headlining the “Whiplash Festival“. Unearthly, Dawn Heist, Lynchmada, Katabasis, Devour The Martyr, Kunvuk and Engage The Fall will round out the bill. Here’s where the festival will hit:

10/20 Sydney, AUS – Sandringham Hotel
10/21 Brisbane, AUS – The Hi Fi Bar
10/26 Newcastle, AUS – Cambridge Hotel
10/27 Canberra, AUS – ANU Bar
10/28 Melbourne, AUS – The Hi Fi Bar

10 Years have set a July 17th release date for their new album “Minus The Machine“. The group will release the album through their own Palehorse Records in conjunction with ILG.

They will kick off a four week headlining tour in support of the effort on June 27th with Fair To Midland and Kyng in tow. Here’s how 10 Years‘ schedule currently shapes up:

03/31 Austin, TX – Austin Beer Festival (Travis County Expo)
04/21 San Antonio, TX – KISS Fiesta Oyster Bake
05/19 Maryland Heights, MO – KPNT Pointfest (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
05/21 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
05/22 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
05/23 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
05/25 Abilene, TX – Lucky Mule Saloon
05/26 Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma

With Fair To Midland & Kyng:

06/27 New Orleans, LA – Southport Hall
06/29 Dallas, TX – Trees
06/30 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
07/01 Corpus Christi, TX – Brewster Ice House
07/03 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
07/05 Tallahassee, FL – Coliseum
07/06 Knoxville, TN – The Valarium
07/07 Chattanooga, TN – Track 29
07/08 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
07/10 Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head Live
07/11 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
07/13 Portland, ME – Asylum
07/14 Hampton Beach, NH – Wally’s Pub
07/15 Bristol, CT – Bleachers
07/18 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
07/19 Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s
07/20 Cadott, WI – ROCKFEST
07/21 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
07/22 Sauget, IL – Pop’s

Comeback Kid Announce Summer European/UK Touring Plans

Comeback Kid have booked a handful of summer shows in Europe and the UK with No Turning Back and Marathonmann. Those dates include:

06/22 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
06/23 Dessel, BEL – Graspop Fest (Comeback Kid only)
06/24 Lyon, FRA – Ninkasi Kao
06/25 Pinarella, ITA – Rockplanet
06/26 Munchen, GER – Feierwerk
06/27 Lindau, GER – Vauderville
06/28 Tilburg, NET – 013
06/29 London, UK – Borderline
06/02 Leeds, UK – Ghost Fest (Comeback Kid only)
07/01 Roitzschjora, GER – With Full Force(Comeback Kid only)

Slipknot percussionist M. Shawn Crahan recently spoke with about the bands future plans, his upcoming book “The Apocalyptic Nightmare Journey” (out June 19th) and more. Speaking on any potential conflicts and the groups writing process, Crahan offered:

“I can clear it up easily for you. Everyone in the band is writing all the time. Whether it’s a micro-cassette recorder or a memo on your iPhone or Corey writing random things he invents in his head on a piece of paper or Joey saying ‘I got nothing to do, I’m gonna go in the studio with all these ideas. I’m going to rent out a studio for a month and a half and I’m going to fucking write.’

I think what people don’t understand about what’s being said is that we’re all dealing with Paul‘s death differently. Some want to move, some want to take time. But basically, what’s being said is of course things are being written. But nothing is done because we’re not together yet. And there is no reason to get together to talk about it because there are other things moving, like the grieving process.

Stone Stour is going to go out and do their thing, which they should. They’ve earned it. It’s a good thing. Just me down here at SXSW, I’m the only guy here, doing something. I should be allowed to have this outlet.

Really, what it all comes down to is that, yes, writing is being done seriously every day, but it is going to be a while. It’s just going to be. There’s things going on. It gets a little perverted in the press, almost like ‘he says yes, he says no, we got a problem.’ It’s more like, yeah, writing is going on but it’s going to be a while, and both of them are telling the truth, and I’m here to tell you, we’re not going nowhere!”

In other news, Crahan has prepared a trailer for this years “Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival“, which Slipknot will be headlining. You can watch it below:

Toxic Holocaust To Tour Europe In August

Toxic Holocaust will be on tour in Europe throughout August. Their schedule includes the following shows:

08/04 Motala, SWE – Motala Hardcore Fest
08/05 Oberhausen, GER – Helvete
08/06 Paris, FRA – Nouveau Casino (feat. Converge, Birds In Row)
08/07 Geneve, SWI – L’usine (Kab) (feat. Converge, Birds In Row)
08/08 München, GER – Feierwerk (feat. Converge, Birds In Row)
08/09 Jaromer, CZE – Brutal Assault
08/10 Oulu, FIN – Jalometalli
08/11 Schlotheim, GER – Party San
08/12 Ieper, BEL – Ieper Fest
08/13 Hamburg, GER – Hafenklang
08/14 Leeuwarden, NLD – Gloppe
08/15 Osnabrück, GER – Bastard Club
08/16 Berlin, GER – Cassiopeia
08/17 Dinkelsbühl, GER – Summer Breeze

Enter Shikari Release “Arguing With Thermometers” Digital Remix EP

Enter Shikari have released a new digital remix EP for their track “Arguing With Thermometers“. The track listing for it can be found below:

01 – “Arguing With Thermometers” (Calvertron Remix)
02 – “Arguing With Thermometers” (Taz Buckfaster Remix)
03 – “Arguing With Thermometers” (Goth-Trad Remix)
04 – “Arguing With Thermometers” (Album Version)

The outing can currently be purchased via iTunes.

System Of A Down frontman Serj Tankian is presently finishing up work on his forthcoming third solo-outing, “Hakari“. Tankian has been self-producing the effort at his own Serjical Strike Studios in Los Angeles, CA and intends to release the album this summer via Serjical Strike/Reprise.

Speaking on the album, Tankian stated:

“The year 2011 started with a fire. Some kids in Piha, NZ were setting off fireworks that landed on my neighbor’s property and lit the whole hill on fire. I knew it was going to be a hell of a year and it certainly was. Within 5 days of that, reports came out about birds and fish dying in massive numbers globally.

The omen was not lost on me. Varied creatures on earth were committing massive hara-kiri (the Japanese term signifying ritualistic suicide.) Do they know something we don’t about the coming times or the sustainability of the environment? That is the day I started writing this record.”

He continued:

“The record is different than any I’ve made as a solo artist. It is much more driving and punk oriented with influences ranging from goth to electronic to 80′s vibes, dynamically heavy rock to epic melodic songs. Lyrically, it spans the gauntlet of themes from personal, political and philosophical to spiritual, humor and love.”

He also revealed that he has been experimenting with the writing process on the outing, offering:

“I used the Apple iPad as a songwriting instrument to sketch out three of the songs on the record. We must trick ourselves into writing in different ways to get unexpected results.”

Harakiri” is but one of the irons Tankian has in the fire; as he also has three other new albums written. Those include: “a jazz record”, an “electronic record he wrote with his friend Jimmy Urine of Mindless Self Indulgence,” and “a full classical symphony called Orca.”