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With Lamb Of God‘s Randy Blythe‘s presidential campaign seemingly sidelined by his legal troubles; ex-Hollywood Undead vocalist/punching bag has announced that he is going to run for office. The following press release was issued regarding that:

“Los Angeles, CA – Everybody’s favorite masked rock star Deuce today announced his run for President. As the founding member of the I Came To Party, Deuce brings a simple message to the masses: The economy is in the toilet. People are down on their luck.

The two major political parties are stale. It’s time to say “Let’s party!” While Deuce has always been a man with the message of a good time, The Deuce for President campaign began as a grassroots initiative from supportive fans, who drew on his inspiration and created a “Deuce For President” group page. The group’s popularity rapidly grew and after careful consideration, Deuce has accepted their nomination.

“I’m bringing the party back to the people,” said Deuce. “It’s all about partying without a cause: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit to Party.”

Deuce has released the next installment in his visual catalogue with the video for a song that is the foundation of his campaign platform, ‘I Came To Party‘, directed by Nathan Cox and featuring the Millionaires. Deuce invited his fans to come party with him at a club in Fullerton, CA via his Facebook page. The result was a wild party with Deuce at the center of the chaos. The ‘I Came To Party‘ video, brilliantly illustrates all that Deuce would bring to the nation if elected…”

You can view the aforementioned “I Came To Party” video below:

This Or The Apocalypse Confirm Upcoming Lancaster, PA Video Shoot Details

This Or The Apocalypse have announced the details for their upcoming video shoot. The group will be filming footage for an unspecified track during their September 16th show at the Chameleon Club in Lancaster, PA.

Director David Brodsky (All That Remains, Papa Roach) will be helming the clip with those interested in attending able to find more information at the groups Facebook. This Or The Apocalypse will release their new album “Dead Years” on September 25th through eOne Music.

I Am War (Atreyu, Bleeding Through) To Make Live Debut In September

Atreyu & Bleeding Through offshoot I Am War will play their first show ever at the Nitty Gritty in Rancho Cucamonga, CA on September 29th. Their performance will take place as part of the upcoming “Mosh For Food 2” benefit festival, entry for which will be gained by donating 4 cans of food.

Numerous other artists will also be on the two stage bill, including:

Stage 1:
Impending Doom
The Great Commission
I Am War
The Greenery

Stage 2:
Twitching Tongues
One Choice

I Am War‘s debut album “Outlive You All” hit store shelves earlier this week.

Pig Destroyer Reveal “Book Burner” Details, Preview New Music

The track listing for Pig Destroyer‘s fifth studio album “Book Burner” has been unveiled and can be found below. The effort will be available in multiple formats on October 22nd via Relapse, including: CD; Deluxe 2xCD; Deluxe digital; LP; Deluxe 2xLP; cassette and a limited “ultimate edition” dubbed “The Order Of The Godless Swine“.

That particular extensive collection will be limited to 100 copies and feature:

“-an exclusive T-Shirt
-autographed deluxe 2xLP on exclusive blood red color vinyl
-a PIG DESTROYER flip-top wick style lighter
-and a Order Of The Godless Swine membership card which includes a digital download of the whole collection plus an alternate ‘dynamic’ mastering job of both records done by Scott Hull -intended to be played at maximum volume. The membership card will also entitle each card carrying member to a free T-Shirt directly from the band at any PIG DESTROYER show.”

Meanwhile, the bonus disc included with the deluxe editions of the album come with a variety of covers and a short story titled “The Atheist“, penned by band frontman JR Hayes. It is described as “a post-apocalyptic tale about a decaying world taken over by the violence of religion.” The deluxe 2xLP on the other hand will feature an etched b-side done by Wormrot‘s Arif Rot.

A new teaser for the release can be found below while pre-orders are now live at Relapse and iTunes.

Disc 1:

01 – “Sis
02 – “The American’s Head
03 – “The Underground Man
04 – “Eve
05 – “The Diplomat
06 – “All Seeing Eye
07 – “Valley Of The Geysers
08 – “Book Burner
09 – “Machiavellian
10 – “Baltimore Strangler
11 – “White Lady
12 – “The Bug
13 – “Iron Drunk
14 – “Burning Palm
15 – “Dirty Knife
16 – “Totaled
17 – “Kamikaze Heart
18 – “King Of Clubs
19 – “Permanent Funeral

Disc 2: “Blind, Deaf, and Bleeding” (Deluxe Editions Only):

01 – “Depression” (Black Flag cover)
02 – “Wolfs Blood” (Misfits cover)
03 – “Lights Out” (Angry Samoans cover)
04 – “Can’t Tell No One” (Negative Approach cover)
05 – “Deny Everything” (Circle Jerks cover)
06 – “Betray” (Minor Threat cover)
07 – “Who Are You?” (Void cover)

Current Pig Destroyer live dates:

09/28 Calgary, AB – Noctis Fest
10/19 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar (feat. Royal Thunder)
11/01 Brighton, UK – The Haunt
11/02 London, UK – The Garage
11/03 Leeds, UK – Damnnation Festival
01/19 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer (feat. Repulsion, Municipal Waste, Tombs, etc.) (“Decibel Magazine” 100th issue show)
05/23-26 Baltimore, MD – Maryland Deathfest XI

Cannibal Corpse Lineup Japanese, Southeast Asian, Etc. Tours

Cannibal Corpse will following their October Australian tour with dates in Southeast Asia, Japan and Hawaii. Here’s how their schedule will run in that regard:

10/11 Bangkok, THA – Hollywood Awards
10/12 Jakarta, IND – Plaza Selatan Senayan
10/13 Solo, IND – Manahan Sports Center
10/15 Tokyo, JAP – Club Quatro
10/16 Osaka, JAP – Club Quatro
10/17 Nagoya, JAP – Club Quatro
10/19 Seoul, SKR – Ax Hall
10/20 Beijing, CHI – Yu Gong Yi Shan
10/21 Taipei, TAI – The Wall Livehouse
10/24 Honolulu, HI – Hawaiian Brian’s

Soilwork Confirm “The Living Infinite” Will Be A Double Album

Soilwork‘s new album “The Living Infinite” will be a double album. The group are currently in the studio tracking the set with producer Jens Bogren (Opeth, Amon Amarth).

Band vocalist Bjorn “Speed” Strid had the following to share about their plans:

“So here’s the scoop. Me and the boys have been waiting to share this for quite some time now: The Living Infinite will be a double album! A REAL double album, in the true sense of the word, which means no fillers and no left-overs.

I’ve been wanting to do this for a while and I proposed the idea to the rest of the guys in the band, during our festival tour last summer. Everybody liked the title The Living Infinite and also the idea of working towards the goal of releasing a double album. David Andersson was already playing with us last summer, so he has also been a part of this goal from the start. I feel very excited and proud that we’ve managed to find the inspiration and dedication it takes to create somewhat of a conceptual double album, especially since it’s dealing with a lot of existential questions…”

Veil Of Maya, The Contortionist and Your Memorial will comprise the bill for the upcoming “Canadian Eclipse Tour“. Dates for that trek will run as follows:

10/25 London, ON – London Music Hall
10/26 Toronto, ON – Wreckroom
10/27 Montreal, QC – Tulipe
10/28 Rimouski, QC – Coop Paradis
10/29 Quebec City, QC – Union Commercial
10/30 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
10/31 Kingston, ON – Mansion
11/01 St. Catharines, ON – Coco Cabanas
11/02 Barrie, ON – The DIY (no The Contortionist)
11/03 Windsor, ON – Kings Of Columbus (no The Contortionist)

Candiria Bassist Joins Star Killer, Shares Thoughts On 2002 Van Crash

Candiria bassist Michael MacIvor has joined up with Star Killer. He is handling the guitars in the outfit with audio of their new single “Killing Tomorrow” available below. The group will release the single on September 08th with a full-length to follow in December.

In other news, following in the footsteps of Candiria‘s John Lamacchia, MacIvor has shared his own thoughts on the bands September 09th, 2002 van accident as it nears its tenth anniversary. Here’s what he had to say about it:

“On September 9th 2002, my band Candiria entered a phase that I now refer to as “the beginning of the end “. We were on our way to a gig in Cleveland, Ohio when we experienced a life altering event. What started out as just another day on tour, morphed into an event that would reshape our lives as both individuals, as well as a band.

At 9am while driving in our tour van we were hit from behind by an 18 wheel semi truck. The driver of the truck had fallen asleep and according to the police reports, started approaching speeds in access of 95 mph. I recall this event as clear as if it had happened yesterday. I remember waking up and wondering how far we were from our destination. I was only awake for a few minutes when I heard our Driver/Tour Manager shout “oh shit”

That was the beginning of the most horrific day of my life. I can still hear the smashing and twisting of metal, the shattering of glass, and the screams of my brothers trying to make sense of something completely unbelievable. I remember trying to grab on to something, anything to gain some kind of control of the chaos that was going down. The next thing I recall is being sucked out of a side window and rolling end over end on the paved road.

When my body finally came to a halt, I was on my back extremely dazed but very aware that something terrible had just happened. I couldn’t see much because there was a huge cloud of smoke and dust enveloping the entire area I was in. I immediately started to spit what turned out to be glass and gravel from my mouth.

I reached for my face first, to feel if I was bleeding from the head. I felt to make sure my nose, ears and eyes were all still there. I looked down to make sure my legs and feet were in tact. I saw a hole in my left ankle that extended into a deep foot long gash going up my left calf.

I saw that there was a golf ball sized contusion growing under the skin on my left hand. I shoved the injured hand into my pocket, so as not to look at it, and started to see if I could get to my feet. I could stand, and that was all that mattered to me at that moment.

My next instinct was to see if anyone else had survived. I was about 20 ft or so from the van, which was flipped on to its roof, wheels spinning and smoking. The 1st person I saw was our drummer Ken. He came crawling out of the van and was covered in blood from his head down to his chest. His ear was nearly severed off and he had a massive wound to the top of his head. He looks up at me and says “I don’t think we’re going to make the gig in Cleveland”.

I think that him saying that brought a tremendous feeling of focus and hope to me. This little moment of levity made me think that this may not be the end of our lives.

That was until I saw Eric wander around from the back of the van. He was walking but extremely banged up. He said to me ” John is over there, I think he might be dead “. At that point Police and EMT workers were on the scene and started attending to us. I’ll never forget locking eyes with a Police Officer who was a dead ringer for our friend Vaughn Lewis. In my dazed state I thought ” wow… did Vaughn come to save us? “

At that point medics instructed me that I must lay down. There was a bad accident and my friends and I were badly injured and to trust them to take care of us. We had been hit from behind. The truck crashed through our equipment trailer basically splitting it in half and driving over it. We jack knifed and then were hit from the side causing the van to flip and roll over 3 times. We then skid on the road on the van’s roof for a significant distance.

Lying on my back on the side of a stretch of road somewhere between NY state and Ohio, I stared into the clear blue morning sky wondering why the hell this happened, and how would it all turn out in the end.

The 10 year anniversary of this event is approaching fast. Although the past 10 years have brought a lot sadness and adversity to the members of Candiria, its not to say that there hasn’t been a tremendous amount of happiness in our lives outside of the band.

Everyone involved in the accident survived. We lived to tell the tale and to get a second chance on life. Sure things may be very different than we ever imagined them and time and distance has come between all of the members. And as brave and hard as I have tried to maintain myself, I’d be lying if I said that this hasn’t haunted me ever since. But we survived and thats all that matters

10 years later and I’m still at it. Still making music, and still acting like a kid in search of adventure. How will I be celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the accident? I’ll be playing a gig with my new band Star Killer. We are playing at Irving Plaza in New York City on Sept 8th 2012 with our friends Killcode.

This is a room that I have played numerous times over the years with Candiria. And I’m excited to be playing such a premier venue right at the anniversary of such a significant event in my life.

At midnight I plan on having a toast in celebration of life, my family and friends, and the amazing band that was Candiria. Come and join me at the bar and partake in the celebration. All are welcome and encouraged to come out to this great show.

If you live in NYC or the tri-state area, or plan on being there on Sept. 8th 2012, You can get a ticket in advance through this link:

Thanks for reading,

Michael MacIvor

The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza‘s long-awaited album “Danza IIII: The Alpha – The Omega” has been given an October 23rd release date by Black Market Records. According to the press release, the effort will be the final album from the group.

An excerpt from that PR regarding the effort can be found below:

“For the fourth and final album, Danza IIII (think tally marks, not Roman numerals), we find a stripped-down Danza, consisting solely of core members Jessie Freeland and Josh Travis. With Freeland manning the vocals as always, this time with even more vitriol than ever, the virtuoso Travis is responsible for all other instrumentation on the album. The result: the most musical and bloodlettingly honest work ever to bear the Danza name. With a decade-long legacy behind them, Freeland and Travis have delivered what will serve as an incredible last will and testament for their band.

Travis, now a full-time member of Glass Cloud with former Of Mice & Men frontman Jerry Roush, made this comment about Danza IIII:

“For this album, Jessie and I were looking to create more of a visceral vibe than a completely technical vibe. There’s parts that do still get a bit chaotic of course, but not nearly as much as the avid listener is used to. Everything about this record is way more to the point, with much more heart put into it rather than just seeing how many notes could be thrown into a part or seeking to create ‘the heaviest shit ever’ or any of that nonsense. The record being titled The Alpha – The Omega, to us symbolized the beginning and the end of Danza. Jessie and I hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed creating it for you all.”

Danza IIII contains guest vocal appearances by Whitechapel‘s Phil Bozeman and Obey the Brave/Despised Icon‘s Alex Erian. The album was engineered and mixed by Nicholas Scott (Miss May I). The artwork was created by Michael J. Windsor, known for his work with The Red Chord and Pig Destroyer, and for his book covers for bestsellers like The Da Vinci Code and Darkly Dreaming Dexter.

Black Market Activities‘ release of Danza IIII consists of super-limited CD and vinyl pressings. The CD package contains a 16-page booklet; the vinyl version is comprised of an LP and an additional 7″.”

Pre-orders and a new song from the effort titled “You Won’t” are currently available at

Black Tusk Book Headlining Release Shows For New Split With Dead Yet?

Black Tusk have booked a trio of October headlining shows in support of their new split 7″ with Dead Yet?, which will be put out by Hyperrealist Records. Dates for that run include:

09/21 Jacksonville, FL – Burro Bar
09/22 Savannah, GA – The Jinx
09/23 Columbia, SC – The New Brookland Tavern

Powerman 5000 To Embark On 20th Anniversary Tour Next Week

Powerman 5000 will head out on their 20th anniversary tour next week, here’s where you can catch them:

09/04 Bakersfield, CA – Narducci’s
09/05 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
09/07 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
09/08 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
09/09 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
09/11 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
09/12 Englewood, CO – Moe’s
09/13 Kansas City, MO – Beaumont Club
09/14 Waterloo, IA – Spicolli’s Grill
09/15 Libertyville, IL – Austins
09/16 Battle Creek, MI – Planet Live Music
09/18 Detroit, MI – Blondie’s
09/19 Columbus, OH – Al Rosa Villa
09/20 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
09/21 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
09/22 Worcester, MA – Tammany Hall
09/23 Nashua, NH – The Arena
09/25 Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
09/26 Hampton Beach, NH – Wally’s Pub
09/27 Portland, ME – The Asylum
09/28 Cambridge, MA – Middle East
09/29 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
09/30 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
10/02 West Springfield, VA – Empire
10/03 Charlotte, NC – The Casbah
10/04 Louisville, KY – Phoenix Hill Tavern
10/05 St. Louis, MO – The Firebird
10/06 Tulsa, OK – Eclipse
10/08 Scottsdale, AZ – Rockbar Inc

The Deftones have announced a November 13th release date for their seventh studio album, “Koi No Yokan“. The official press release for that can be read below:

“August 30, 2012 – Grammy-winning alternative rock band Deftones have announced the November 13th release of their seventh studio album, entitled KOI NO YOKAN. To support the release they will hit the road on a nationwide headlining tour, with special guest Scars On Broadway, which kicks off October 9th in Ventura, CA and will conclude on the West Coast mid November. Tickets on sale next Friday, September 7 via

KOI NO YOKAN was recorded in Los Angeles, CA with Nick Raskulinecz (Alice In Chains, Foo Fighters, Rush) who also produced Diamond Eyes. Front man Chino Moreno summed up Deftones‘ sound in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, saying “Obviously we’re an aggressive band – not the heaviest, but there’s a lot of attack. He continues, “But there’s also this lush beauty that flows within everything that we do, and that’s my favorite part of the band. To me, it’s the epitome of what the Deftones do.”

From their 1994 debut Adrenaline to their platinum-certified, Billboard chart-topping, Grammy-winning breakthrough album White Pony, Deftones have continually crossed-over genres, defied categorization and delivered compelling live performances around the world. The Sacramento band’s 2010 release Diamond Eyes was named iTunes’ “Rock Album of the Year,” as well as KERRANG!’s 2010 Album of the Year. Diamond Eyes also graced many other critics and readers “Best Of” lists, including MySpace, AOL Noisecreep, Alternative Press, MOG, and Drowned In Sound.

09/22 Irvine, CA – Epicenter Festival
09/23 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival

Headline Tour with Scars On Broadway:

10/09 Ventura, CA – Ventura Theatre
10/10 San Francisco, CA – Warfield
10/12 Portland, OR – Roseland Ballroom
10/13 Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
10/14 Vancouver, BC – Commodore
10/16 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
10/17 Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
10/19 Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
10/20 Kansas City, MO – Harrah’s
10/21 Columbia, MO – Blue Note
10/23 Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
10/24 Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
10/26 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
10/28 Philadelphia, PA – The Electric Factory
10/29 Boston, MA – HOB Boston
10/30 New York, NY – Terminal 5″

If you’re curious about the Japanese title it apparently describes “the sense upon first meeting a person that the two of you are going to fall into love.”

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