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Stillwell Working On New Album

Korn, etc. offshoot Stillwell have been working on a new album with recording sessions having taken place in New York earlier this month. According to the band, around 80% of the effort is done with some final sessions to take place in California later this summer. No word yet on a release timeframe.

Teaser Posted For New Devin Townsend Project Album “Epicloud”

A teaser for the new Devin Townsend Project album “Epicloud” can be seen below. It features a taste of the new album track “Effervescent“. Along with the footage comes the unveil of the cover art for the release. In case you missed it, the track listing for the effort can also be found here. “Epicloud” will land in stores on September 18th via InsideOut Music.

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Down Retitle Upcoming EP, New Song “Misfortune Teller” Leaks Out

Having apparently recently debuted on Sirius XM‘s “Liquid Metal” yesterday, July 27th; the studio version of Down‘s new track “Misfortune Teller” has leaked out online below.

The song is one of the six to appear on the bands upcoming, newly-retitled EP, “Down IV Part I – The Purple EP“. The effort remains scheduled for a September 18th release date with a preview of the cover art for it now available over at Revolvermag.com.

Static-X To Tour With Winds Of Plague, The Browning, Etc. In September

A third leg of Static-X‘s “Noise Revolution Tour” has now been announced. The latest leg will see the band joined by Winds Of Plague, The Browning and Davey Suicide. Here’s how the dates for it are set to run:

09/07 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
09/08 Chico, CA – Senator Theater
09/11 Seattle, WA – Showbox Market
09/12 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
09/13 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
09/14 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
09/16 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex

While it was initially thought the long-gestating supergroup Giraffe Tongue Orchestra were only writing new material; a new posting from producer Steve Evetts (Every Time I Die, The Dillinger Escape Plan) has proven otherwise.

According to EvettsLockerz profile, the group, who feature members of Mastodon & The Dillinger Escape Plan, plus alumni of Jane’s Addiction and The Mars Volta, are in the studio tracking new songs.

Lamb Of God & Dethklok To Miss “Knotfest”, Replacements To Be Announced

The fallout from Lamb Of God‘s frontman Randy Blythe‘s latest bail being denied continues. Following the announcement of Lamb Of God having to cancel their planned summer tour and “Heavy MTL” and “Heavy T.O.” appearances; comes word they (and their originally intended tourmates Dethklok) will also miss the Slipknot-curated “Knotfest“.

The following update was posted on Slipknot‘s Twitter regarding that today:

“We are saddened that Lamb of God & Dethklok will not be performing @KNOTFEST. Our thoughts & support are w/ Randy Blythe and the LOG family. We will be announcing replacement artists imminently. FREE RANDY! #freerandyblythe”

This years “Knotfest” will feature performances from Slipknot, Deftones, Serj Tankian, Prong, The Urge and more. Two seperate events with differing bills will take place as follows:

08/17 Pacific Junction, IA – Mid America Motorplex
08/18 Somerset, WI – Somerset Amphitheater

Miss May I, The Ghost Inside, Like Moths To Flames, The Amity Affliction and Glass Cloud will comprise the bill for the upcoming “AP Tour” this fall. The Alternative Press-backed 32-date trek will kick off mid-October and run through to November’s end.

Dates and venues have yet to be announced though initial ticketing details can be found at Altpress.com.

Misery Index Confirm Brief U.S. Headlining Tour For August

Misery Index have a brief headlining run set for the middle of August. Dates can be found below with the band issuing the following statement on the trek:

“Due to the recent cancellation of the Shockwave Tour, we were left high and dry with massive amounts of incredibly cool merch, wasted ambition and a rented van. Since this is obviously NOT a game, we are ready to go out and rage anyway, have a good time and spread our metal demon seeds in these cities! Come out and support us in anyway possible, and you shall be the next contestant chosen to win two tickets to death metal paradise.”

08/14 York, PA – The Depot
08/15 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
08/16 Brooklyn, NY – St Vitus
08/17 Frederick, MD – Cafe 611
08/18 Atlantic City, NJ – Boneyard
08/19 Baltimore, MD – The Ottobar