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Muse Explain Dubstep Influence On New Album “The 2nd Law”

It would appear that Skrillex is to blame for Muse‘s dubstep excursion on their new song “The 2nd Law: Unsustainable“. The bands drummer Dom Howard recently told NME.com:

“We went to see Skrillex in Camden around October. We went, ‘Fuck, it’s so heavy,’ loved it. I was like a full metal gig, they had circles of death, people were moshing, I hadn’t seen a reaction like that to electronic music before. We took inspiration and came up with ‘The 2nd Law: Unsustainable‘.”

The groups new album “The 2nd Law” is due out in the bands native UK on September 07th.

Gallows Post New “Documentary” Teaser

Gallows have released the following brief teaser which looks to be in relation to a series of studio webisodes for their upcoming self-titled album. Bridge 9 will be handling the September 11th North American release of the opus.

Track Listing Unveiled For Devin Townsend Project’s “Epicloud”

@dvntownsend Details have emerged for the new Devin Townsend Project album “Epicloud“. Slated for a September 18th release date on InsideOut Music, the effort will come in both standard and deluxe editions—with the latter being limited to 5000 copies. A vinyl pressing of the deluxe edition is also being prepped for a September 25th release date.

Here’s how the track listing for “Epicloud” will run:

Disc 1:

01 – “Effervescent!
02 – “True North
03 – “Lucky Animals
04 – “Liberation
05 – “Where We Belong
06 – “Save Our Now
07 – “Kingdom
08 – “Divine
09 – “Grace
10 – “More!
11 – “Lessons
12 – “Hold On
13 – “Angel

Disc 2 (Deluxe Edition only):

01 – “Believe” (demo)
02 – “Happy Birthday” (demo)
03 – “Quietus” (demo)
04 – “Heatwave” (demo)
05 – “Love Tonight” (demo)
06 – “The Mind WASP” (demo)
07 – “Woah No!” (demo)
08 – “Love And Marriage” (demo)
09 – “Socialization” (demo)
10 – “Little Pig” (demo)

The song “Lucky Animals” has been chosen to serve as the first single from the release. A music video for it is in the works and should begin airing in the coming weeks.

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich had much to say about the bands future plans to Rollingstone.com. According to him, the band plan to start work on their next album in early September. Furthermore, they also intend to bring their “Orion Music + More” festival back to the East Coast, if not New Jersey again, next year as well.

More on that, the groups upcoming “Outside Lands” performance and a few other things they have in the works can be found at the above-mentioned link.

CBS affiliate WTVR have released a news segment on Pankrác Prison—the facility where Lamb Of God‘s Randy Blythe has been held for most of the past month. You can watch the report over at WTVR.com.

As previously reported, Blythe has remained in custody in Prague, Czech Republic for a month on suspicion of manslaughter. The potential charges stem from the fatal injuries suffered by a 19 year old fan who attended a 2010 show the group played in Prague.

The fan repeatedly took to the stage and had numerous interactions with Blythe (and security guards,) most of which were captured on film. Thus far the prosecution in the case has repeatedly blocked Blythe‘s attempts at bail.

A final decision as to whether Blythe will be released on bail or be held indefinitely is expected to be made next week.

Mushroomhead‘s Jeffrey Nothing will also be joining (hed)p.e. and SOiL on various dates of the upcoming “Born To Ride Tour“. (hed)p.e. have released the following schedule for the trek:

(hed)p.e. only:

08/20 Flagstaff, AZ – The Orpheum Theatre
08/22 Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
08/23 Norman, OK – The Hidden Castle

With SOiL:

08/24 Wichita, KS – Doc Howards Lounge
08/25 Springfield, MO – Outland Ballroom

With SOiL & Jeffrey Nothing:

08/26 St. Louis, MO – Fubar

With Jeffrey Nothing:

08/28 Waterloo, IA – Reverb at Spicoli’s Grill
08/31 Louisville, KY – Diamonds Pub
09/01 Little Rock, AR – Juanitas
09/02 Pascagoula, MS – Thunder’s Tavern
09/04 Gainesville, FL – Backstage

With SOiL & Jeffrey Nothing:

09/05 Ft Meyers, FL – Ale Merrys
09/06 Orlando, FL – The Social
09/07 Ft Lauderdale FL – The Culture Room
09/08 St Petersburg FL – State Theater
09/09 Daytona Beach FL – Front Row

With Jeffrey Nothing:

09/10 Spartanburg SC – Groundzero

With SOiL:

09/11 Springfield VA – Empire Kingdom (Formerly Jax)
09/12 Baltimore MD – Recher Theatre
09/13 Rochester NY – The Montage Music Hall
09/14 Flint MI – The Machine Shop
09/15 Columbus OH – Alrosa Villa
09/16 South Bend, IN – Cheers Lounge
09/17 Bloomington, IL – The Castle Theater (feat. 36 Crazyfists & Straight Line Stitch) (no SOiL)
09/18 Warren, MI – The Ritz
09/19 Joliet, IL – Mojoes

Incite To Release “All Our War” In November

Incite have chosen “All Out War” as the title to their new album which they recently finished tracking. The group have a November 20th release date slated for the effort on Minus Head Records.

The Sword guitarist Kyle Shutt has given some insight into the bands newly-recorded album “Apocryphon“, which the group look to now be mixing.

Speaking with Altpress.com, Shutt described the record as follows:

“It is a reflection of everything that we [have gone] through and the lessons we learned. We then deal with these situations metaphorically in our lyrics. This record is just 10 banging hard rockers. There’s no real “stick out” thrash song, or, like, this one is the ballad. I don’t think there’s going to be any instrumental songs on this record, either, so that’ll be a first for us. It’s just 10 kick-ass rock songs.”

More on that and the bands tentative touring plans can be found at the above-mentioned feature.

In Flames have announced their addition to the upcoming “Heavy T.O.” and “Heavy MTL” festivals. According to the band, the shows will be their only North American performances this summer.

Meanwhile, the festivals organizers have revealed the bands addition comes as a result of the departure of Lamb Of God from the bill. On that, the “Heavy T.O.” organizers offered:

HEAVY T.O. is sorry to announce that due to the continued incarceration of LAMB OF GOD singer Randy Blythe in the Czech Republic, the band won’t be able to play Heavy T.O.

We are happy to announce that IN FLAMES is added to the lineup on Saturday, August 11!

LAMB OF GOD would like to thank the fans who have been supportive of Randy and the band!”

Dates for the aforementioned festivals include:

08/11 Toronto, ON – Downsview Park
08/12 Montreal, QC – Parc Jean-Drapeau

Blood For Blood Comment On Ugly Rumors, Boot Frontman

Blood For Blood have officially broken the silence regarding the vicious allegations that have been swirling in recent weeks regarding their tour cancellation. According to the rumors,  the shows were pulled as a result of band frontman Erick “Buddha” Medina molesting a 13 year old girl.

On that the band have now issued the following press release:

“A month or so ago we were made aware of serious allegations against Erick “Buddha” Medina. Upon becoming aware of said allegations, we
immediately cancelled our Boston and NYC shows, which were scheduled for the following weekend.

We have remained silent since, as the allegations shocked and devastated us personally. Also we did not wish to engage in any sensationalism (accusations, mudslinging, gossip, etc). We also hoped we might get a clearer picture of the situation. None of us were present at the time of the alleged incident, nor had we been made aware of it until nearly a month after the event in question transpired.

This band has seen its share of difficulties and personal crisis but this was a situation we were never prepared to deal with. And since we had no hand in creating this situation and can only react, we feel we have to be very clear.

Make no mistake, the nature of the alleged activity, true or false, is an affront to EVERYTHING this band is about. Some of the members of this band have been mistreated and abused as a children, personally. We would never, COULD never ignore, condone, or even associate with such behavior. At this time we are too emotionally drained to make plans for the band’s future, but due to the nature of these allegations, we feel it is impossible to continue with anyone linked to such allegations, thus, whatever the future holds for Blood For Blood, it will not include Erick “Buddha” Medina.
Our most sincere apologies to anyone effected by this situation.

Lastly, as mentioned before, we are unable to make concrete plans for the band’s future. But for the time being we would like to remind everyone that Blood for Blood has ALWAYS been the story of “White Trash Rob,” as told through HIS eyes and through HIS words. Since the allegations surfaced, the hardcore scene as a whole has seemed to understand that the rest of the band is entirely separate and blameless in this thing and we are grateful.

However, we have seen and heard some comments from people expressing regret for supporting the band in the past or getting Blood For Blood‘s words or imagery tattooed on their bodies. Just to be clear, for the last 16 years Rob has written and produced ALL the words and music for Blood For Blood. And those words and music are as sincere and honest today as they were a month ago.

Once again, our most sincere apologies to anyone affected by all this.

Blood For Blood (Rob Lind, Ian McFarland, and Craig Silverman)”

Down Debut New Song “Witchtripper”

A brand new Down song titled “Witchtripper” has officially debuted online over at Rollingstone.com. The track comes from the groups forthcoming EP, “EP One“, which is slated for a September 18th release date. Some insight into the groups forthcoming series of EP’s and more can also be found at the above-mentioned link.

Lamb Of God, Dethklok & Gojira Tour Officially Cancelled

The planned Lamb Of God, Dethklok and Gojira summer tour has officially been cancelled. The following press release was issued on the matter earlier today (July 26th):

ADULT SWIM STATEMENT REGARDING UPCOMING TOUR:

In light of circumstances beyond our control, the upcoming Dethklok and Lamb of God with Gojira summer tour has been canceled. Refunds will be available to customers who already purchased tickets through their point of purchase. We thank Dethklok fans for their continued support and look forward to releasing information about the band’s upcoming third album and a planned fall tour in the coming weeks.

LAMB OF GOD STATEMENT REGARDING UPCOMING TOUR:

Due to the continued incarceration of LAMB OF GOD singer Randy Blythe in the Czech Republic, the band’s co-headline tour with Dethklok scheduled to begin August 1st in Seattle is being cancelled. The band regrets the decision but the uncertainty of Randy’s release makes it impossible to carry on with the tour. Upon Randy’s release, it is the band’s intention to rebook a tour in the fall and at this time the band fully intends to participate in the Mayhem Cruise in December.

LAMB OF GOD wishes to thank Dethklok, Adult Swim and Gojira for their support and patience as well as all of the promoters who had dates on the tour. Last but certainly not least, the band thanks all of the fans who bought tickets for the tour and who have been supportive of Randy and the band over the last month that Randy has been held in Prague. Without the fans, there is no LAMB OF GOD.”

Asking Alexandria frontman Danny Worsnop has shed some more details on his upcoming solo covers album. Speaking with Fuse.tv, he confirmed that along with a cover of Journey‘s “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)“; the outing will feature his takes on songs by Motley Crue, Twisted Sister, Whitesnake and Def Leppard, among others.

Fifteen covers in total will grace the outing when it eventually sees a release. The interview also saw the band share some insight on their forthcoming feature film and their new album.

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