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The Locust Premiere “Spitting In The Faces Of Fools…” Music Video

The Locust have released a music video for their song “Spitting In The Faces Of Fools As A Source Of Nutrition” via Altpress.com. The track is part of the groups forthcoming rarities release, “Molecular Genetics From The Gold Standard Labs“, due out July 31st on Anti-.

Trent Reznor Pens Theme Song For “Call Of Duty: Black Ops II” Video Game

Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails, How To Destroy Angels) has composed the theme song for the upcoming “Call Of Duty: Black Ops II” video game. He recently spoke with USAToday.com about the song, his video gaming habits, new music from Nine Inch Nails and more.

Speaking on his song for the game, he offered:

“When I sat down with these guys. I kind of wanted to extract ‘If you are looking for a big orchestral, Hollywood-y feeling, traditional-type patriotic score, I can do something like that, but I’m not excited about doing it and it’s not my strength. There’s a lot of other people who can do that better than I can.

I was intrigued by the idea that they were willing to get out of the zone with something a little bit different. What I did was present them with the concept of ‘Let’s have it arranged semi-orchestrally, but let’s have the voice be an instrument. Let’s veer it more towards guitar, bass, drum rock band aggression.

And I don’t mean in a corny rock and roll way, but let’s have a more modern foundation in terms of how it sounds. But let’s have the way the voices are arranged mimic an orchestral range.’ If that makes sense. The first thing I sent back to them was what really wound up being the foundation of the core of the end result.

What I learned in listening to the full story and the amount of effort that has gone into the back story and the characters and the full preparation there is a lot of reservation and angst and sense of loss and regret and anger bubbling under the surface.

So it didn’t make sense to have a gung ho, patriotic feeling theme song. It has to feel weighty. There is a lot of remorse and apprehension here. So choosing to arrange it a bit more with guitars and drums and aggressively sounding, that struck a tone with them.

If it was set purely in World War II, for example, I wouldn’t have chosen the instruments that I did. The fact that it is set slightly in the future made me feel like maybe it is OK to get away from an orchestra. So we did it the way we did.”

Call Of Duty: Black Ops II” is scheduled for a November 13th release.

August Burns Red, The Color Morale, Etc. Announce Summer/Fall Tour

Dates have been announced for August Burns Red‘s forthcoming summer tour with The Color Morale and The Overseer. Of Mice & Men are highly rumored to also be participating in the trek as the tours as-yet unrevealed special guest. Here’s where you can catch the package:

08/31 Silver Spring MD – Fillmore
09/01 Providence RI – Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
09/02 Poughkeepsie NY – The Chance
09/03 Syracuse NY – Lost Horizon
09/04 Buffalo NY – Town Ballroom
09/05 Columbus OH – Newport Music Hall
09/06 Grand Rapids MI – Orbit Room
09/07 London ON – London Music Hall
09/8 Quebec City QC – Parc de l’Îlot Fleurie
09/10 Pittsburgh PA – Altar Bar
09/11 Pittsburgh PA – Altar Bar
09/12 Bloomington IL – Castle Theater
09/13 Des Moines IA – People’s Court
09/15 Chicago IL – RIOT FEST
09/16 Omaha NE – Sokol Auditorium
09/17 Denver CO – Summit Music Hall
09/19 Chico CA – Senator Theater
09/20 Reno NC – Knitting Factory
09/21 Bakersfield CA – The Dome
09/22 Anaheim CA – House of Blues
09/23 Tempe AZ – Marquee Theater
09/24 Farmington NM – Top Deck
09/26 Odessa TX – Dos Amigos
09/27 Tulsa OK – Cain’s Ballroom
09/28 Springfield MO – Remington’s Downtown
09/29 St Louis MO – Pop’s
09/30 Louisville KY – Expo Five
10/02 Asheville NC – The Orange Peel
10/03 Knoxville TN – Valarium
10/04 Raleigh NC – Lincoln Theater
10/05 Norfolk VA – Norva
10/06 Huntington NY – Paramount Theater

Project 86 Debut New Song “SOTS”

A new Project 86 song titled “SOTS” can be found online over at Revolvermag.com. The track is taken from the bands forthcoming album “Wait For The Siren“, due out on August 21st. As previously reported, members of Living Sacrifice, Love And Death, A Plea For Purging and more will grace the outing.

Static-X Officially Announce Second Leg Of Summer Tour, Prong Confirmed To Appear

A second leg of dates have officially been announced for Static-X‘s upcoming “Noise Revolution Tour“. As previously reported, a number of the new dates will see the latest incarnation of the aforementioned band joined by Prong. Davey Suicide and 9 Electric will round out the bill, with dates now set to run as follows:

07/15 El Paso, TX – El Paso County Coliseum
07/16 Odessa, TX – Dos Amigos
07/17 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s
07/18 Dallas, TX – Trees
07/19 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
07/21 San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live
07/23 Ft Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
07/24 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
07/25 Orlando, FL – Beacham Theater
07/26 Knoxville, TN – The Valarium
07/27 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
07/30 Norfolk, VA – Norva

With Prong:

08/01 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring
08/02 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte (no Prong)
08/03 Myrtle Beach, SC – House Of Blues
08/05 South Bend, IN – Club Fever
08/06 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
08/10 Dayton, OH – McGuffy’s (no Prong)
08/11 Twin Lakes, WI – WIIL Rock Fest (no Prong)
08/14 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts
08/15 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Small’s Theater
08/17 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s (no Prong)
08/18 Detroit, MI – Harpo’s (feat. Huntress) (no Prong)
08/20 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
08/22 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
08/24 Fort Wayne, IN – Piere’s
08/25 Danville, IL – Palmer Arena (“Slang Fest“)
08/27 Englewood, CO – The Gothic Theatre
08/28 Twin Falls, ID – Peppertree Lounge
08/29 Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Hotel (feat. Bobaflex)
08/30 San Jose, CA – The Rodeo Club
08/31 Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues (no Prong)
09/01 West Hollywood, CA – House Of Blues (no Prong)
09/02 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues (no Prong)

Septicflesh will headline the “Conquerors Of The World Festival Tour” in North America with Krisiun, Melechesh, Ex Deo & Inquisition later this year. Dates for the trek include:

10/12 Toronto, ON – Wreck Room
10/13 Trois-Rivières, QC – Trois-Rivières Metalfest
10/14 Montreal, QC – Cafe Campus
10/15 Cambridge, MA – Middle East Downstairs
10/16 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
10/17 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
10/18 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Rock Club
10/19 Saint Paul, MN – Station 4
10/20 Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
10/21 Regina, SK – The Exchange
10/22 Edmonton, AB – Pawn Shop
10/23 Kelowna, BC – Sapphire Night Club
10/24 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre

Last night’s (July 08th) Faith No More set at the Hammersmith Apollo in London, England saw the band dust off a few deep cuts (“Pills For Breakfast” & “Greed“) from their back catalog. It also found Mike Patton busting out an impromptu rendition of Rick Astley‘s “Never Gonna Give You Up“—aka the “Rickroll” song.

Other highlights included actor Danny DeVito watching from the stage and Patton joining opening act Guano Padano to reprise his studio role on the bands track, “Prairie Fire“. Footage of all that can be seen below:

Never Gonna Give You Up” (Rick Astley cover):

click here for more footage…

Scars On Broadway Added To “Epicenter” Festival In Irvine, CA

Scars On Broadway (System Of A Down) will return to the stage at the “Epicenter” festival at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Irvine, CA on September 22nd. Other artists set to play the festival include the Deftones, Stone Temple Pilots and more.

A new Scars On Broadway album is reportedly in the works for a release later this year.

The Atlas Moth & Altar Of Plagues Confirm Summer North American Dates

The Atlas Moth and Altar Of Plagues have scheduled some shows together to lead them to their appearances at this years “Hopscotch Music Festival” in Raleigh, NC. Those dates include:

08/31 Chicago, IL – Ultra Lounge
09/01 Detroit, MI – Stick
09/02 Toronto, ON – Sneaky Dees
09/03 Montreal, QC – Katacombes
09/04 Boston, MA – TT Bears
09/05 Brookln, NY – St. Vitus
09/06 Philadelphia, PA – The Barbary
09/07 Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Music Festival