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The Day Everything Became Nothing – New Video Posted Online

Australian goregrinders THE DAY EVERYTHING BECAME NOTHING have a new video clip for the track “Beat” off their new album on No Escape Records entitled Invention : Destruction. Check it out on their MySpace page or download it from their website.

Mastodon – Latest Video For ‘The Wolf Is Loose’ Available For Streaming

Check out the latest video from MASTODON for the track “The Wolf Is Loose” off their upcoming release Blood Mountain, out September 12th.

The Wolf Is Loose” is depicted as a Savannah ghost story with the main character on an adventurous mission through forests and haunted houses, while the band plays on as mysterious ghosts.

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Incubus – Makes Up For Lost Time On New Album reports: INCUBUS dabbles in a variety of styles on its first album in two years, “Light Grenades,” due Nov. 28 via Epic. The 13-track set will be led by the riffy first single “Anna Molly,” which describes a woman who may or may not exist in real life. The track will hit U.S. radio outlets in October.

Several tracks stay true to the band’s more hard rock-oriented side, particularly the gnarly lead riff and pounding, punkish pace of the two-minute title track, the overdriven chorus of “A Kiss To Send Us Off” and the punchy “Rogues,” which approximates a bizarre cross between latter-day RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS and TED LEO.

Beyond the hazy, effects-drenched opener “Quicksand,” the band conjures “Led Zeppelin III“-esque acoustic riffs on “Paper Shoes,” spaces out on the atmospheric “Dig,” burrows into a simple midtempo ballad on “Love Hurts” and jams out with abandon during the outtro of “Pendulous Threads.”

Light Grenades” also includes the two-part “Earth to Bella,” one version of which divides the track list in half, the other of which closes the album.

INCUBUS has yet to announce tour plans in support of the project, but will perform Sept. 30 at Edgefest in Tempe, Ariz., alongside RISE AGAINSTJACK’S MANNEQUIN30 SECONDS TO MARS and SHE WANTS REVENGE.

Here is the track list for Light Grenades:

1. Quicksand
2. A Kiss To Send Us Off
3. Dig
4. Anna Molly
5. Love Hurts
6. Light Grenades
7. Earth to Bella Part 1
8. Oil and Water
9. Diamonds and Coal
10. Rogues
11. Paper Shoes
12. Pendulous Threads
13. Earth to Bella Part 2

MTV – Video Music Award Winners

The following are the winners in some of the more notable categories at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards:

Video of the Year:

Panic! at the Disco: “I Write Sins Not Tragedies”
Christina Aguilera: “Ain’t No Other Man”
Madonna: “Hung Up”
Red Hot Chili Peppers: “Dani California”
Shakira f/ Wyclef Jean: “Hips Don’t Lie”

Best Group Video:
The All-American Rejects: “Move Along”
Fall Out Boy: “Dance, Dance”
Gnarls Barkley: “Crazy”
Panic! at the Disco: “I Write Sins Not Tragedies”
Red Hot Chili Peppers: “Dani California”

Best Rock Video:
AFI: “Miss Murder”
30 Seconds to Mars: “The Kill”
Green Day: “Wake Me Up When September Ends”
Panic! at the Disco: “I Write Sins Not Tragedies”
Red Hot Chili Peppers: “Dani California”

Best New Artist In A Video:
Avenged Sevenfold: “Bat Country”
Angels and Airwaves: “The Adventure”
Chris Brown f/ Juelz Santana, “Run It!”
James Blunt: “You’re Beautiful”
Panic! at the Disco: “I Write Sins Not Tragedies”
Rihanna: “S.O.S.”

Viewer’s Choice:
Fall Out Boy: “Dance, Dance”
Chris Brown f/ Juelz Santana: “Run It!”
Kelly Clarkson: “Because of You”
Rihanna: “S.O.S.”
Shakira f/ Wyclef Jean: “Hips Don’t Lie”

MTV2 Award:
30 Seconds to Mars: “The Kill”
Three 6 Mafia f/ Young Buck, Eightball & MJG: “Stay Fly”
Lil Wayne: “Fireman”
Taking Back Sunday: “Makedamnsure”
Yung Joc f/ Nitty: “It’s Goin’ Down”

Best Direction In A Video:
Gnarls Barkley: “Crazy” (Director: Robert Hales)
10 Years: “Wasteland” (Director: Kevin Kerslake)
AFI: “Miss Murder” (Director: Marc Webb)
Common: “Testify” (Director: Anthony Mandler)
Red Hot Chili Peppers: “Dani California” (Director: Tony Kaye)

Best Art Direction In A Video:
Red Hot Chili Peppers: “Dani California”
10 Years: “Wasteland”
Common: “Testify”
Panic! at the Disco: “I Write Sins Not Tragedies”
Shakira f/ Wyclef Jean: “Hips Don’t Lie”

Best Editing In A Video:
Gnarls Barkley: “Crazy”
The All-American Rejects: “Move Along”
Angels and Airwaves: “The Adventure”
Red Hot Chili Peppers: “Dani California”
U2: “Original of the Species”

For complete coverage on the award show, head over to

Dehumanized – New York City/Birthday Show Announced

New York death metallers DEHUMANIZED have lined up a special birthday show for guitarist Rich Nagasawa at Bottoms Up in Queens, NY on September 15th. Also performing will be FECAL CORPSE, WAKING THE CADAVER, SHADOW OF DEMISE, and a headliner to be announced.

California Deathfest – More Bands Announced

More bands have been announced for the massive first annual California Deathfest, which is now three days long, and is expected to take place in September 2007 in Fresno, CA. Bands currently expected to perform include:


More details will be revealed in the coming months, but in the meantime, you can stay informed by heading over to the festival’s recently launched official MySpace page.

Goratory, Burn In Silence – “Anal Al” Shirts Available!

GORATORY and BURN IN SILENCE fans, we have good news for you. Now you can be the coolest kid on your block by rockin’ your fancy new “Anal Al” shirt featuring the likeness of the one and only Alan Glassman. For information on how to order, and pictures of Alan sporting these fancy new shirts, click here.

You can also catch Alan on the road now with BURN IN SILENCE. For a complete listing of tour dates, head over to their official MySpace page.

Dub Is A Weapon – Upcoming Shows

Brooklyn, NY’s DUB IS A WEAPON have lined up the following upcoming shows:

September 1 – Newmarket, NH @ Stone Church  
September 5 – New York, NY @ Knitting Factory (old office)
September 12 – New York, NY @ Knitting Factory (old office)
September 15 – Greenfield, MA @ Garden of Eden Festival  
September 16 – Harrisburg, PA @ Appalachian Brewing Company  
September 19 – New York, NY @ Knitting Factory (old office)
September 25 – New York, NY @ CBGB  
September 26 – New York, NY @ Knitting Factory (old office)
October 21 – Burlington, VT @ Nectar’s  
October 27 – Plains, PA @ Riverstreet Jazz Cafe  
October 28 – New York, NY @ Knitting Factory

Criminal Element – Release ‘Criminally Contaminated’ 7″

Long Island, NY’s death metal supergroup CRIMINAL ELEMENT has released its Criminally Contaminated 7″.

Criminally Contaminated is the debut release by the band; comprised of former DYING FETUS vocalist Vince Matthews, SUFFOCATION guitarist Terrance Hobbs, SUFFOCATION bassist Derek Boyer, CATASTROPHIC guitarist Joe Cincotta, and CATASTROPHIC drummer Rob Maresca. The limited edition 7″ features the tracks “Sickening Gore,” “Criminally Contaminated,” and “Thousand Nightmares” and is available via Relapse Records at this location.

The band is currently writing new material for a CD-EP release via Emetic Records. For more information on CRIMINAL ELEMENT access their official MySpace page.

HORSE The Band – Confirm Drummer’s Departure

HORSE THE BAND have posted the following update:

“I guess the word is out now that Eli N. Green is no longer a member of HORSE THE BAND.

Its o.k.
HORSE THE BAND had already located and trained a new drummer who is soo good he learned all of our songs in two days.

Yes we will be playing all our upcomming shows.

Yes we are still amazing.

Yes we are even better now.

…and yes I want to say somthing funny about Eli but thats just really bad form so I wont descend to that level.

I will be semi-holding my semi-annual celebration of dead white babys at my house this weekend. Everyone is invited that knows the secret truth about my identity and dwelling. I will be serving pasta.

Also……we are fucking playing a fucking show with fucking MASTODON and fucking CONVERGE.

I thought I’d just throw that out there.

oh, and also…… come to our shows on this tour with either a cowboy hat on or a superhero cape on. Theres gold in it for you.

Since I’ve officially taken over this myspace thing i’m going to send you guys random words and facts at irregular intervals just so you feel closer to me.

Thats said……………………………….im out.

Face the Stars of the Abyss,
Glorious Syntax


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Gadget – Announce European Tour Dates

Sweden’s GADGET have announced a week’s worth of tour dates through Central Europe.

This string of dates will begin on Saturday, September 9th in the Czech Republic with a performance at the Play Fast or Don’t Fest. From there, the grindcore troupe will make stops in Slovakia, Holland, Germany and more with Czech natives UPRISE. The tour will conclude with two more festival appearances at the NRW Death Fest in Germany and the Fest of Mad in the Czech Republic. A full listing of GADGET tour dates can be found here.

GADGET are touring in support of their recently released sophomore effort for Relapse Records, The Funeral March. A three-song e-card previewing The Funeral March can be accessed here.

Venom, High on Fire, Goatwhore – Hollywood Snapshots

Pictures from resident photographer, Dirt Junior, from the August 25th VENOM, HIGH ON FIRE, and GOATWHORE show at the House of Blues in Hollywood, CA have been made available online:

Deicide – Global Chart Numbers Revealed

DEICIDE have landed in the following spots on the global charts with their latest effort The Stench of Redemption:

#84 – Germany Top 100 Albums
#14 – UK Rock Albums Chart
#11 – USA Billboard Top New Artist
#21 – USA Billboard Top Independent Artist
#22 – USA Billboard Top Internet Artist

Bloodlined Calligraphy – Vote for Ally French to Have Room in PETA Named After Her

Peta2 has posted a contest to choose a name for one of their conference rooms. You might not know this, but at PETA, they name lots of their meeting rooms after their biggest supporters. So they have a Chrissie Hynde room, a James Cromwell room, a Pamela Anderson room, and a Bill Maher room. Now the Peta2 staff gets to pick a Peta2 supporter to name a room after. They couldn’t decide, so they picked their favorites, and they’re letting visitors to decide for them. Ally French of BLOODLINED CALLIGRAPHY is in the running among MORRISSEY, NOFX, and RISE AGAINST. The room would be called the “Ally French Will Kick Your Ass” room.

Visit Peta2 now to cast your vote for Ally here.

Avenged Sevenfold – Planning Fall Tour With Killswitch Engage And Bleeding Through

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The dudes in AVENGED SEVENFOLD haven’t written an acceptance speech to take with them to the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards. That’s because they aren’t optimistic that their “Bat Country” clip will win Best New Artist in a Video, a category they share with ANGELS & AIRWAVES, CHRIS BROWN, JAMES BLUNT, PANIC! AT THE DISCO and RIHANNA.

“It feels not likely,” guitarist Synyster Gates said of the chance that he’ll be clutching a trophy Thursday (August 31). “But we’re going to have a good time. We just came to hang. [Being nominated] sort of puts us on the map, because it’s a great accomplishment for us to come out here and at least be acknowledged.”

Frontman M. Shadows said he’s in New York to meet some of the artists he’s a fan of, but agrees with Gates that AVENGED will leave New York’s Radio City Music Hall empty handed.

“I just like hanging out and seeing people that aren’t in our genre of music and seeing different artists around,” he explained. “There are a lot of rappers I listen to and a lot of pop stars we listen to that we would never get in contact with being on a tour bus, at rock shows in the middle of the country. So it’s sort of cool seeing different people around.”

He’s also hoping to run into GUNS N’ ROSES mainmain and his own pal Axl Rose, who’ll be taking the stage as a presenter during this year’s VMAs.

Moonman or no Moonman, AVENGED SEVENFOLD plan to keep on trucking for the remainder of the year, playing nine North American dates next month the band’s first live gigs since coming off this summer’s Ozzfest. Three of those dates are in the U.S. September 7 in Anchorage, Alaska; September 13 in Fargo, North Dakota; and September 15 in Des Moines, Iowa with the remainder set for Canada.

The ‘FOLD are also lined up to share the stage with GN’R, ALICE IN CHAINS, PAPA ROACH, MUSE, and 30 SECONDS TO MARS at this year’s Inland Invasion, set for Devore, California’s Hyundai Pavilion at Glen Helen on September 23.

The band is hitting the U.K. in October with openers BLEEDING THROUGH, “and then we’ll be back in the States to hit all of the small cities that never get shows,” Shadows said. “It will be throughout the country, but it’s going to be very scattered. Like, there won’t be New York or Los Angeles stops.”

Shadows said that KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and BLEEDING THROUGH will provide support on that run, which should commence sometime in November.

As soon as 2006 is in the bag, Shadows said AVENGED SEVENFOLD will go into writing mode, with plans to record the follow-up to City of Evil which has sold close to 673,000 copies since it was released in June 2005 in early 2007. Gates added that the rockers haven’t been tinkering with fresh tunes just yet they’ve got riffs here and there that they’ve been collecting, but they’ve been putting a lot of thought into what they’d like to do on their next LP.

“There are different philosophies running through our heads about how to approach the next album and what we want to do differently,” Shadows said. “We’re a constantly evolving band, so we just want to do different sh– each time.”

“We’ve worked on it a little bit, but we’re going to keep our mouths shut about it until it comes out,” Shadows added. “We want our fans to be surprised. I think when you build something up too much they get all these preconceived notions of how the record should sound. All I can say is, it’s going to be a different sound for us something no one’s heard before and no one expects. We’ll just leave it at that.”

Trivium – Frontman Matt Heafy Offers Update

TRIVIUM frontman Matt Heafy has posted the following update:

MKH here checking in while on break here in Holland as our three-week press tour across mainland Europe and the U.K. comes to a close, we have been working promoting our latest release The Crusade which comes out worldwide October 10th.

Corey and I have been out since right after we finsihed up the Sounds of the Underground, Paolo and Travis were with us last week for all the UK press and the Kerrang! Awards show.

The Crusade promo tour has been going very very well, thanks to Roadrunner Records. We have had the chance to meet and speak with many journalists in the rock and metal press based outside the United States.

We did a lot of US press on the Sounds of the Underground tour (which was great fun, by the way) and have much more schduled when we head out on our first ever North American headlining tour begining September 30th.

As I said, the press/promo tour for The Crusade has been going damn well, so as our interviews start to make its way into magazines, webzines, TV and radio, be sure to check them out we tried to answer all of the basic and not so basic questions/curiosities our fans may have. Hopefully all of your questions will have been addressed. We can’t guarantee that we will always be quoted correctly or in what context our words will be reported, but it should be good.

We want to thank Paul and everyone at Kerrang! magazine for the invite to this year’s Kerrang! Awards show held in London last week. It was a great night and lots of fun.

TRIVIUM, along with every band that was featured on Kerrang!‘s tribute CD celebrating the 20th anniversary of METALLICA‘s Master of Puppets release were presented with a gold disc for the effort and our Ascendancy release went gold in the UK… Fuck, yessss!!! Unexpected surprises and we appreciate it very much. We also had the chance to see Angus Young and Meat Loaf at the show, that was rockin’. There were fire spitting little people, people shoving hooks into themsleves, hanging from hooks, a friggon freak show… literally.

One of the greatest things, as always, for us and this press tour was no exception, is we got a chance to see and catch up with some of our greatest fans and supporters from all over the world, we were able to spend time at listing parties with you all and listen to The Crusade and have some fun.

Thank you all SO MUCH for coming out; we had a blast.

Speaking of listening parties, we were invited by Mr. Smallwood along with a few others to check out IRON MAIDEN‘s latest masterpiece, titled A Matter of Life and Death, which streets September 5th here in the U.S. and is out now in Europe, the record completly rocks in every way. IRON MAIDEN continues to inspire and motivate TRIVIUM and millions of other bands and people around the world.

Thanks for allowing us to be a part of that; it is fucking awesome. We are REALLY looking forward to supporting MAIDEN this coming November and December.

OK, well, to recap, the Euro/UK press promo tour for The Crusade is over and we will finally take a few weeks off, then we will do two weeks of rehershals for our first-ever North American headlining tour in October (VERY VERY excited), our newest release The Crusade will hit shops world wide October 10th (some places sooner) then we will hook up with IRON MAIDEN in November and December for sold-out massive arena shows (IRON MAIDEN have sold over 325,000 tickets for this tour; yeah, I said over 325,000 tickets SOLD) HOLY FUCKING SHIT, not too many bands in the world can pull that off. AMAZING. That will take us through the end of 2006. We have some cool things planned and in the works for 2007 but will communicate all that later this year.”

Arsis – Live Versions of Two New Songs Posted Online

You can check out live videos of two brand new ARSIS songs here:

The Hopeless Truth
The Cold Resistance

The tracks come off the band’s upcoming new album, United In Regret, which will be released on October 24th through Willowtip Records.

Municipal Waste – New Drunken Interview Posted Online

You can listen to a new drunken interview conducted with Virginia thrashers MUNICIPAL WASTE at this year’s Leeds Festival by Aisha Ali of BBC Radio online here.

Prowler, Battletorn – Free New York City Show

New York City diy promoter The Palindrome will celebrate its one year anniversary with a free show on Saturday, September 9th featuring PROWLER, BATTLETORN, THE FUCK I AM, THE OTHERS RAN, and more. The show will take place at the Rock Star Bar in Brooklyn, NY. For more information on all of their upcoming shows, check out their official MySpace page.

Disavowed – Set To Enter Studio In Early October

Dutch death metallers DISAVOWED have posted the following update:

DISAVOWED is going to enter the Studio Excess between the 2nd and the 6th of October to record the drums with Hans Pieters! The studio has been postponed from the beginning of September to October, to take more time to make the songs more dynamic, intense and brutal! The guitars, bass and vocals will be recorded by Robbe K at his AudioVisualZ studio.

We believe this new record is going to be a new milestone for DISAVOWED and we are all very excited about the new songs!”

Defeated Sanity – Complete Work On New Album

German death metallers DEFEATED SANITY have completed work on their second full-length album, “Psalms of the Moribund,” tentativey due this fall via Grindethic Records. The album was engineered by Jrg Uken at Soundlodge Studios (DESPONDENCY, OBSCENITY, RESECTION, GOD DETHRONED) in Rhauderfehn, Germany. The new material is said to incorporate more oppressively brutal elements with the band’s technical style.

The band has recently been joined by bassist Jacob Schmidt (CEREBRIC TURMOIL) to complete a five-piece lineup as follows:

Wolfgang Teske – Guitar
Lille Gruber – Drums
Jens Staschel – Vocals
Christian Khn – Guitar
Jacob Schmidt – Bass

Psalms of the Moribund” features nine tracks, including a re-recorded version of the song “Prelude to the Tragedy.” The full track listing is as follows:

1. Stoned Then Defiled
2. Fatal Self Inflicted Disfigurement
3. Prelude to the Tragedy
4. Hideously Disembodied
5. Butchered Identity
6. Psalms of the Moribund
7. Engorged with Humiliation
8. Arousal Through Punishment
9. Artifacts of Desolation

An advance track off the album will be made available soon. A 2005 demo version of song “Hideously Disembodied” can be downloaded at the band’s website.

DEFEATED SANITY released its debut album, “Prelude to the Tragedy” in 2004 via Grindethic Records.

Abhorrent Advice Column Online

Reminder: SMNnews is happy to announce the launch of our brand new “Abhorrent Advice” column! Our two experts, Ross Sewage of IMPALED and Anthony West of XXX MANIAK, team up to give you practical, honest, and heart felt advice you wont find anywhere else. You can check out the column’s debut at its temporary home over at our official MySpace page.

Rock & Shock 2006 – Bands Announced

Bands have been announced for the music portion of this year’s Rock & Shock convention, set to take place at The Palladium and the DCU Center in Worcester, MA:

Friday, October 13th – Downstairs @ The Palladium:

Friday, October 13th – Upstairs @ The Palladium:

Saturday, October 14th @ The Palladium:

For a list of guests so far from the horror world, check here.

Estradasphere – More Fall Tour Dates Released

More dates have been released for Santa Cruz, CA based avant garde metallers ESTRADASPHERE‘s upcoming fall North Ametican tour:

October 2 – Denver, CO @ Quixote’s True Blue
October 3 – Boulder, CO @ Trilogy Wine Bar
October 5 – Chicago, IL @ The Note
October 6 – Bloomington, IN @ The 2nd Story Night Club
October 7 – Edinboro, PA @ Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
October 8 – Buffalo, NY @ Nietzsche’s
October 9 – Toronto, ON @ The Tranzac
October 10 – Montreal, QC @ Theatre Plaza
October 11 – Quebec City, QC @ ‘Complex Meduse, la Salle Multi’
October 12 – Boston, MA @ The Middle East
October 13 – New York, NY @ Lions Den
October 14 – Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz
October 15 – Manahawkin, NJ @ Stafford Township Arts Center
October 17 – Mt. Pleasant, SC @ The Village Tavern
October 18 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
October 19 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbit’s
October 20 – Mobile, AL @ Satori
October 21 – Houston, TX @ Rudyard’s
October 22 – Austin, TX @ The Parish Room
October 23 – Denton, TX @ Hailey’s
October 24 – Odessa, TX @ The Roadhouse
October 26 – Tucson, AZ @ Solar Culture
October 28 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
October 29 – San Diego, CA @ Solar Culture
November 3 – San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room
November 4 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Attic

The band’s new album, Palace of Mirrors, will be released on September 19th through The End Records. You can preview a new song from it entitled “Smuggled Mutation” over at the band’s official MySpace page.

Internal Suffering – Colombian Tour Announced

Brutal death metallers INTERNAL SUFFERING will be returning home to Colombia in Decemeber for their “El Retorno Del Caos ’06” tour with SOULEDGE. You can check out the dates over at the band’s official MySpace page.