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Eyeconoclast Sign With Prosthetic Records

Eyeconoclast (ex-Hour Of Penance/Fleshgod Apocalypse) have inked a deal with Prosthetic Records. The band will enter the studio on July 21st to begin tracking their debut album for the label. The effort will mark the addition of new vocalist Giuseppe Di Giorgio to the groups lineup.

On that front, the band commented:

“We are very proud to announce a worldwide deal with Prosthetic Records. This is the right boost to spread Eyeconoclast music throughout planet Earth, and we feel very excited for this achievement after years of Death Metal training within the underground.

We are back with a new label and a new singer, so guys say welcome to Giuseppe Di Giorgio, a killer vocalist and great frontman that you’ll see in our next shows! We are going to start recording our next full-length on July 21, in our guitar player -Stefano Morabito‘s- 16th Cellar Studio (Hour of Penance, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Inherit Disease).

Stay tuned for more album details, but know this: it will be faster, heavier and louder than anything else you’ve listened before! Headbang is the law.”

The recent assaults at the “CBGB Festival” in New York City, NY have taken an interesting turn. Initial press reports originally indicated former Cro-Mags bassist Harley Flanagan as the aggressor; attacking Cro-Mags members Michael Couls and William Berario in the V.I.P. area with a knife. Flanagan was later arrested for 2nd degree assault and weapons charges as a result of the attacks.

However, NYNatives.com are reporting that they have gotten exclusive word from Flanagan himself, who is claiming that he was not the aggressor and the incident in fact took place in self-defense. They mention that an in-depth interview with Flanagan regarding the fracas will be posted in the coming days.

Neurosis guitarist/vocalist Scott Kelly will be releasing his new ‘solo’ album titled “The Forgiven Ghost In Me” on August 14th in North America through Neurot Records. The outing is not just Kelly alone however, as he will release it under the moniker of Scott Kelly And The Road Home—a rebranding that reflects the involvement of Greg Dale and his Neurosis bandmate Noah Landis in the project.

According to Kelly:

“This record continues my passion for acoustic experimentation, this time with a more fleshed out sound and a more diverse use of musicians and instrumentation. But in the end, as I have stated before, this is all about the songs in their rawest form. The stories that they reveal and the emotions that run rampant through my heart.”

The track listing for the outing can be found below while pre-orders are available at this location.

01 – “A Spirit Redeemed To The Sun
02 – “The Forgiven Ghost In Me
03 – “In The Waking Hours
04 – “Within It Blood
05 – “We Let The Hell Come
06 – “The Sun Is Dreaming In The Soul
07 – “The Field That Surrounds Me
08 – “We Burn Through The Night

NeurosisJason Roeder and Josh Graham of A Storm Of Light/Neurosis guest on the track “The Field That Surrounds Me“.

Minus The Bear & Cursive Plotting Fall Tour Together

Minus The Bear and Cursive are plotting a series of shows together later this year. So far the following shows have leaked out:

09/10 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory (with Hustle And Drone)
09/15 Chicago, IL – Riot Fest

With Cursive:

09/17 Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
09/26 Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
10/25 Nashville, TN – The Cannery Ballroom
11/14 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades (feat. Girl In A Coma)

The new Minus The Bear album “Infinity Overhead” is due in stores on August 28th via Dangerbird Records.

Chiodos Confirm New Shows, Post Rehearsal Footage With Reunited Lineup

The newly-reunited Chiodos have booked a number of shows that will mark their first time performing together with their current incarnation (Craig Owens, Jason Hale, Bradley Bell, Pat McManaman, Matt Goddard and Derrick Frost) since 2009. Some footage from the groups recent rehearsals can be found below along with their upcoming shows:

Chiodos:

08/10 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s (feat. The Most Dangerous Animal & Bell Histoire)
08/11 Birch Run, MI – Birch Run Expo Center (“Dirt Fest“)
08/18 Pontiac, MI – Pontiac Silverdome (“Motors & Music“)

With A Loss For Words, Before Their Eyes, Set It Off:

08/24 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
08/25 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
08/26 Boston, MA – Royale

Chiodos:

09/14 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection (feat. The Word Alive)
09/15 Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
09/16 Chicago, IL – Humboldt Park (“Riot Fest“)
10/13 Dallas, TX – Palladium Ballroom (“Firefest 5“)

Cancer Bats To Release “Dead Set On Living II” Next Week

Cancer Bats will be reissuing their latest album “Dead Set On Living” in Canada. The new version of the album will be dubbed “Dead Set On Living II” and arrive on July 17th via Distort Entertainment. It will feature the bonus track “Wolf Clan“. More details on that can be obtained over at the bands Facebook

The Chariot’s Stephen “Stevis” Harrison Breaks His Toe

The Chariot‘s decision to title their forthcoming new album “One Wing” looks to have taken on a bit of irony as the bands high-flying guitarist Stephen “Stevis” Harrison will be grounded for the time being. Harrison recently broke his toe and you can find a picture of him post-injury via the Instagram of his current tourmate, The Acacia Strain‘s Vincent Bennett.

The Chariot are due to release “One Wing” on August 28th through eOne Music/Good Fight Music.

Obituary will head out on a near month-long North American headlining tour in September dubbed the “Carnival Of Death Tour“. The trek will feature Broken Hope, Decrepit Birth, Jungle Rot and Encrust as support with dates to be announced in the very near future.

Cryptopsy Announce Pre-Order Bonuses For New Self-Titled Album

Cryptopsy are ramping up the bonuses for those who pre-order their forthcoming new self-titled album prior to its September 11th release date. Pre-orders will kick off this Friday, July 13th, at Cryptopsy.ca. Those who partake will be treated to two songs from the album on August 14th; plus a digital download of a 30 minute documentary detailing the making of the album on its release date.

Slipknot’s Somerset, WI “Knotfest” Set To Be Broadcast On Pay-Per-View

A worldwide pay-per-view broadcast of Slipknot‘s August 18th “Knotfest” performance in Somerset, WI will be made available across the internet via Eventviewlive.com. Along with the bands headlining set at the event, the broadcast will feature a behind the scenes tour of the festival grounds, pre-show interviews with artists at the event and post show interviews with Slipknot themselves.

Speaking on that Slipknot percussionist M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan stated:

“Hey everybody this is clown and I just wanted to extend Slipknot‘s invitation to a special world-wide pay per view broadcast of one of our long time dreams that is finally coming to fruition on Saturday, August 18th.

Our goal was to create a festival that screamed our vision. It would mean everything to us for everyone to be there at once. But because some cannot be there in the flesh and blood, we have made it possible for you to be there in spirit so please join us at Knotfest on August 18th in Minneapolis, MN.

Thanks for everything and as always we love each and everyone of you.

-clown

Alien Ant Farm Recording New Album With Original Lineup

Alien Ant Farm have begun tracking their new album at Chicago, IL’s Groovemaster Studios with producer Johnny K (Disturbed, Staind). The effort finds the group reunited with their original lineup. Frontman Dryden Mitchell had the following to say about the outing:

“The band is extremely fired up about going into this record. We’ve had the fortune in the past to work with some of the best in the business in some of the greatest studios. Johnny K is no exception to the batting average, and his studio in Chicago rivals all the greats. We all plan on a ‘newer’ sound for the band, at the same time keeping other Pop-Rock bands in check. This ain’t your Soccer Mom’s band, but she can come backstage for an hour or two.”