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Iwrestledabearonce Post Stage-Shot Footage From Their “Heavy MTL” Set

Iwrestledabearonce have posted stage-shot footage from their recent set at the “Heavy MTL” festival in Montreal, QC. Various behind the scenes footage from the festival is also included in the update, which is available below.

The band continue to tour with potential new frontwoman Courtney LaPlante (of Unicron). Original vocalist Krysta Cameron seemingly exited the group after becoming pregnant this summer.

Chimaira’s Mark Hunter Speaks On The Bands Setbacks And Future Plans

Chimaira frontman (and lone original member) Mark Hunter has written a lengthy assessment of the bands recent turbulent years and his future plans for the group. You can read the statement below:

“The last few years have been bizarre, to say the least.

Chimaira went through an insane amount of changes that would have killed 99% of the bands out there, and all things considered, probably should have killed us, too.

Since 2009, we’ve switched labels, management companies, booking agents, merchandisers, and unfortunately, band members.

Like many bands, we were tested in order to survive an ever-changing industry. There were various suggestions implemented to try and improve our situation; some methods worked, some not so much. Regardless, we all had different ideas and life goals that ultimately led to where we are today.

For over a year, we’ve been working incessantly to assemble a solid team that would represent Chimaira moving forward, all the while rebuilding the entire infrastructure. With the music industry being in a transitional period, it was imperative to align ourselves with the right people.

Thankfully, a new balance has been found and goals have been met. Though the past few years have been difficult (with actual blood, sweat, and tears), today I’m excited to announce that the machine is running stronger than ever.

I want to thank all of our dedicated fans for understanding that every change made was to keep Chimaira alive. A harrowing journey, the humility that accompanied each step of the path is a blessing, and your loyalty speaks volumes that will not go unrecognized.

I fully understand the vastness that is the flip side of the coin and empathize with the fact there are a few upset fans disappointed in the changes that happened.

The question (or scoff) I encounter regarding the lineup change is why I decided to keep the name Chimaira despite losing key members. It’s quite understandable as I’m the first person this riotous situation perplexed.
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Megadeth‘s Dave Mustaine has clarifed his August 07th onstage comments in Singapore. During that performance he alleged that U.S. president Barack Obama and his administration staged the recent shootings in Aurora, CO and Oak Creek, Wisconsin, among others.

Mustaine asserted that the incidents were part of a plot for the government to push through their “gun ban”. Mustaine has since spoken with about the comments, you can listen to the chat below:

High On Fire singer/guitarist Matt Pike has completed his time in rehab. According to a newly-issued press release:

HIGH ON FIRE is back! The world famous California metal band has announced that superstar front man and guitarist Matt Pike has emerged from his recent treatment for alcohol rehabilitation and is ready to conquer the world!”

“With a healthy Pike back at the helm, HIGH ON FIRE now prepares to bring De Vermis Mysteriis to stages across the planet and will kick off its global domination with a string of Australian tour dates in September. When asked for comment on how he’s feeling, Pike proclaims, “As I acclimate back to society, I realize the beast within is even sharper and stronger!”

To celebrate Pike‘s newfound sobriety the band have premiered the following music video for their song “Fertile Green” through The band worked with Phil Mucci of Doomsday Entertainment on the clip.

The groups aforementioned Australian dates include:

09/28 Melbourne, AUS – Gerswhin Room
09/29 Sydney, AUS – Manning Bar
09/30 Brisbane, AUS – The Zoo

Baroness have offered an official update regarding the bus accident they were in while on tour in the UK yesterday, August 15th. You can read it below:

“The band members of Baroness and their crew are recovering from injuries sustained after their tour bus crashed outside of Bath, England early on Wednesday morning.

John Baizley has broken his left arm and left leg. Allen Blickle and Matt Maggioni each suffered fractured vertebrae. All three remain in the hospital as of this writing. Pete Adams has been treated and released from the hospital.

Three of the five crew members who were on the bus have also been treated and released. One member is still undergoing testing. The driver of the bus remains in critical condition.

Please stay tuned for further updates. Thank you for all the support during this extremely difficult time.”

Professionally-filmed live footage of Parkway Drive playing their song “Home Is For The Heartless” has been posted online below. The video was recorded during the bands set at the “Impericon Festival II” in Leipzig, Germany this past April.

As previously reported, a documentary/live feature of the aforementioned festival is in the works.

We Came As Romans have an Eastern Canadian headlining run booked for mid-September. Abandon All Ships, Skip The Foreplay and Ice Nine Kills will join them on the bill. Dates for the trek include:

09/11 Ottawa, ON – Ritual Nightclub
09/12 Quebec, QC – L’Union Commerciale
09/13 Sherbrooke, QC – Theatre Granada
09/14 St. Catharines, ON – L3 Nightclub
09/15 Kitchener, ON – KOI Music Festival
09/16 London, ON – London Music Hall
09/17 Toronto, ON – The Mod Club Theatre (no Abandon All Ships & Skip The Foreplay)

In related news, We Came As Romans will team up with August Burns Red for the below tour of South America in December:

12/01 Curitiba, BRA – Music Hall
12/02 San Paulo, BRA – Carioca Club
12/04 Buenos Aires, ARG – Teatro Vorterix
12/05 Santiago, CHL – Club 334
12/07 Bogata, COL – Teatro Metro Bogota
12/09 Mexico City, MEX – Circo Volador

Deafheaven To Cover Mogwai For New Split

Deafheaven have revealed through their Facebook that they will be covering Mogwai‘s “Punk Rock“/”Cody” for a new split release with Bosse de Nage. The effort is due late this year on Flenser Records.

Your Memorial, For All I Am, Erra, Etc. Tour To Kick Off Next Month

Your Memorial, For All I Am, Erra and With Life In Mind will comprise the lineup of the forthcoming “Redirect Tour“. Dates for that run include:

09/15 Minneapolis, MN – Station 4
09/19 Birmingham, AL – The Forge
09/20 Douglasville, GA – 7 Venue
09/21 Summerville, SC – 50 Yard Line
09/22 Richmond, VA – Kingdom
09/23 Wilmington, DE – The Harmony Grange
09/24 Linthicum, MD – LHUMC
09/25 Trenton, NJ – Championship
09/26 Providence, RI – Columbus Club
09/27 Allentown, PA – Planet Trog
09/28 Painesville, OH – Scores Fun Center
09/30 Joliet, IL – Mojoes

At The Gates To Tour Australia In October & November

At The Gates have the following Australian tour booked for October & November:

10/31 Brisbane, AUS – The Hi-Fi
11/01 Sydney, AUS – Metro Theatre
11/02 Melbourne, AUS – Billboards
11/03 Perth, AUS – Capitol