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Destroyer 666 – US Tour Dates Released

Australia’s DESTROYER 666 are expected to perform a short tour of the US starting next month. The following are the proposed tour dates:

September 29 – New York, NY @ Metal Kingdom w/ Toxic Holocaust
September 30 – Houston, TX @ TBA
October 1 – St. Paul, MN @ Station 4 w/ Demonicon, Anal Blast
October 2 – Chicago, IL @ TBA
October 3 – Seattle, WA @ The FunHouse w/ Scorched Earth, Sol Negro
October 4 – San Francisco, CA @ The Elbow Room w/ Morbosidad
October 5 – Los Angeles, CA @ Safari Sams w/ Coffin Texts, Sadistic Intent

Norma Jean – Reveal Tracklisting for “Redeemer”

The track listing for NORMA JEAN‘s upcoming album “Redeemer” is as follows:

A Grand Scene for a Color Film
Blueprints for Future Homes
A Small Spark Vs. A Great Forest
A Temperamental Widower
The End of All Things Will Be Televised
Songs Sound Much Sadder
The Longest Lasting Statement
Amnesty Please
Like Swimming Circles
Cemetery Like a Stage
No Passenger : No Parasite

You can also check out 2 new NORMA JEAN songs at:
www.myspace.com/normajean

Rhino Bucket – Re-Releasing 1993 Disc “Pain”

Three chord rockers RHINO BUCKET (www.rhinobucket.com) are about to embark on the second leg of the And Then It Got Ugly tour. They are also re-releasing their 1993 CD, “Pain”, on Acetate Records (www.acetate.com) in September. Georg Dolivo, lead singer/guitarist, posted the following on their messageboard:

“Well, what can I say?”

“In September, you will be blown away by the offering that the band has worked out with Acetate Records . . .”

“Stay true, keep blasting the music and, above all, don’t forget about the BUCKET!

Cheers,”

“Georg”

As I Lay Dying – Awarded ‘Peoples Choice’ Award and ‘All that Rocks’ Award from MTV2

AS I LAY DYING, headlining the second installment of the SOUNDS OF THE UNDERGROUND tour 2006, were recently awarded the coveted “peoples choice” award  for “MTV 2 All Things That Rock” (announced 7/30/06) where the band had received MTV2’s ALL THAT ROCKS award, in the category of “There Are None Higher, Ultimate Metal God.”

Frontman Tim Lambesis expresses, “I love awards like this because they’re not political, and it’s about the fans being there for us.  That means more to the band than anything else.”

And don’t miss AS I LAY DYING on the remaining dates of the Sounds of the Underground:

August 10 – Vancouver, BC @ The PNE Forum 
August 12 – Los Angeles, CA @ Gibson Universal Amphitheatre

Defeated Sanity – Start Work On New Album

DEFEATED SANITY entered Soundlodge Studios in Germany today to begin work on their eagerly awaited second album, “Psalms Of The Moribund.”

The album will consist of 8 new tracks plus a re-recorded version of the title track from their debut album, “Prelude To The Tragedy.” The new material incorporates more oppressively brutal elements with the band’s technical style.

Hatebreed, Napalm Death, Exodus – More Dates Revealed

More dates have been released for the upcoming “Monsters of Mayhem” tour featuring HATEBREED, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDERNAPALM DEATH, EXODUS, DESPISED ICON, and FIRST BLOOD:

September 1 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
September 3 – Lancaster, PA @ The Chameleon
September 4 – Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
September 5 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
September 6 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Zoo
September 7 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
September 8 – Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
September 9 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
September 10 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
September 12 – Fayetteville, NC @ Jesters Pub 
September 13 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend 
September 14 – Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall
September 15 – Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
September 16 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
September 17 – Huntington, WV @ Huntington Music Hall
September 19 – Chcicago, IL @ House of Blues
September 20 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
September 21 – Fort Wayne, IN @ Piere’s
September 22 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Club
September 23 – Columbia Heights, MN @ The Rock  
September 24 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s  
September 26 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom

Venom – New Tour Dates Released – DevilDriver No Longer Part of Tour

After having their original tour (which was supposed to kick off this Sunday) cancelled, VENOM have rescheduled their North American tour. Initial rescheduled dates, which will no longer feature DEVILDRIVER, are as follows:

September 5 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
September 6 – Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
September 8 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero

More rescheduled dates, as well as DEVILDRIVER‘s replacement, are expected to be announced shortly.

Alice In Chains – More North American Tour Dates Released

ALICE IN CHAINS have announced the following North American tour dates, with HURT providing support:

September 22 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint
September 25 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
September 26 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
September 27 – El Paso, TX @ El Paso County Coliseum
September 29 – Lubbock, TX @ LoneStar Amphitheater
September 30 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
October 1 – Grande Prairie, TX @ Nokia Theatre
October 3 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Bar-B-Q
October 4 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheater
October 5 – Hidalgo, TX @ Dodge Arena
October 10 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
October 11 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
October 12 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
October 20 – Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
October 21 – Winston-Salem, NC @ Millenium Center
October 22 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
October 24 – Baltimore, MD @ Ram’s Head Live
October 25 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
October 26 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
October 28 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Hotel
October 29 – Albany, NY @ Washington Avenue Armory
October 31 – Providence, RI @ Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel  
November 1 – New York, NY @ Nokia Theatre
November 2 – New York, NY @ Nokia Theatre
November 4 – Niagara Falls, NY @ Dome Theatre  
November 5 – Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus  
November 7 – Mount Clemens, MI @ Emerald Theatre  
November 8 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre  
November 9 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues  
November 11 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
November 13 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue  
November 14 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium  
November 16 – Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion  
November 17 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Coca Cola Event Center  
November 18 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theatre  
November 20 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium  
November 21 – Aspen, CO @ Belly Up  
November 22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ SaltAir Pavilion  
November 24 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre  
November 26 – San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre

American Heritage – Announce Chicago Listening Party to Preview Album

Heavy handed Chicago, IL trio AMERICAN HERITAGE has announced a listening party to preview their much anticipated new album, entitled Millenarian.  Presented in conjunction with the Chicago Metal Factory, the event will take place on Sunday, August 13 at Chicago’s “EXIT” and will feature the band as guest DJ’s (spinning metal and punk) in addition.  Additional details on the event can be found below.

    AMERICAN HERITAGE‘s Millenarian will see a September 19 release date via Translation Loss Records and RED Distribution.  The album was recorded and mixed at Chicago’s Volume Studios (BUZZOVEN, PELICAN, BURIED AT SEA, SWEET COBRA) by Sanford Parker and AMERICAN HERITAGE and was mastered by Scott Hull (THE BLACK DALHIA MURDER, ZOMBI, THE ACCUSED) at Visceral Sound.

    The final track listing for Millenarian is “Br00tal: Axxes of Evil”, “Toilet Paper and Leotards”, “It’s Like…”, “Peckerwood”, “Way to Go Cowboy”, “Spina Bifida” and “Piss Engine”.  The titanic lead track “Br00tal: Axxes of Evil” has been uploaded to the “media” section of the Translation Loss Records website and can also be accessed at this location

Divided By Zero – Nominated for Two San Diego Music Awards

San Diego based DIVIDED BY ZERO have been nominated for two San Diego Music Awards for their album, The Black Sea. The group was nominated in the “Best Hard Rock” and “Best Hard Rock Album” categories.

Nominated alongside DIVIDED BY ZERO in the “Best Hard Rock Album” was Mower’s “Not For You”, Earthless “Sonic Prayer”, Goblin Cock “Bagged & Boarded”, Nihilist “Call Down the Thunder” and The Accident Experiment “United We Fear”, featuring ex-POD guitarist Marcos Curiel.

Also nominated in the “Best Hard Rock” category were Benedictum, Cattle, Decapitation, Media Lab, Mower and Underminded.

“It’s exciting to be nominated in the same category as our friends in MOWER, MEDIA LAB, and THE ACCIDENT EXPERIMENT,” says DIVIDED BY ZERO frontman Zach Goode. “It’s always nice to win, but if any of our friends gets it, it brings attention to this awesome San Diego heavy music scene and that’s the most important thing.” 

Fans can currently vote for their top band in the “Best Hard Rock” category by visiting: www.sandiegomusicawards.com

DIVIDED BY ZERO’s new album The Black Sea was produced by ex-SNOT/SOULFLY guitarist Mikey Doling and was the first album released through Sik World Records. 

Doling recently commented on his work with the band by saying, “When I produce a record I generally take control and give a lot of direction, but with these guys it was hard to find my place as a leader because they’re so equal as far as great song writers and musicians so I found my self more as a 6th member for a month,” he said. “Of course I did find a lot of input for the record but was very careful not to over step their vision because they had an awesome plan and I was there just to help execute it.” 

In the meantime, the band has also uploaded four tracks from The Black Sea to their My Space website at the following location: www.myspace.com/dividedbyzero

Bullets and Octane – Second Video Diary Online – Band Teaches Dir En Grey How to Shotgun a Beer

The second installment of BULLETS AND OCTANE’s Video Tour Diaries has been made available online. In this episode, the band enjoys the Texas heat, sign some autographs, and teach DIR EN GREY how to shotgun a beer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lusqolFgsLk

Catch BULLETS AND OCTANE on the Family Values Tour.

Venom, DevilDriver – US Tour Cancelled – Immigration Issues Cited

The upcoming VENOM/DEVILDRIVER tour that was set to launch in just a few days has been cancelled. The following was posted by DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara on the band’s official site.

“Regret to inform you that the VENOM tour, featuring DEVILDRIVER as main support has been cancelled due to immigration problems with VENOM entering the United States.”

DEVILDRIVER is currently writing for our 3rd record,and will be leaving for Australia and New Zealand in september. See ya at the show’s.”

Helmet – Set to Be Featured Artist on Saw 3 Soundtrack

WARCON Entertainment will be distributing the Saw 3 soundtrack with HELMET acting as the featured artist.  The film will be launched in theatres on Halloween 2006.  HELMET released their new album Monochrome last month and are wrapping up a run on this summer’s Warped Tour. 

Into Eternity – Announce Jim Austin Will Join Band on 2006 Gigantour

Canada’s INTO ETERNITY is thrilled to announce that longtime recording drummer Jim Austin will be joining them on their 2006 Gigantour dates. Not able to tour with the band for their five 2005 North American tours, Austin is ecstatic to be able to perform with the band for this run of dates. “It’s been two years since I left the INTO ETERNITY camp – and when I was asked to record the fourth album, The Scattering Of Ashes, I was truly excited!  It was great to play a few live shows with them again at New England Hardcore Festival and opening for GAMMA RAY. Scattering Of Ashes is the most challenging album to date and is definitely my best foot forth, drumming wise. I’m also extremely excited to be able to join the Gigantour with some of my favorite bands.  Just to share the stage with MEGADETH is an honor I am seriously losing sleep over every night that passes by – as the shows come closer.”

Last week the first single, “Severe Emotional Distress,” from the band’s forthcoming album was premiered on Gigantour‘s MySpace page here and later posted on Gigantour‘s website here. With more than 20,000 listens, the song is a definite success for INTO ETERNITY. Set for release on Oct. 3, The Scattering Of Ashes has already been described as “a landmark triumph” by Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles, and more colorfully by vocalist Stu Block as “over the top Metal Madness.” Mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap the new album’s clear production brings forward their ingenious multi-leveled musical dynamics and fearless experimentation with style and genre. More information about INTO ETERNITY, photos of the band, mp3s and album artwork can be found here.

She Kills Poetry – Post Another Track to MySpace

SHE KILLS POETRY as posted another track from their upcoming album “Shut Out The Silence” out August 22 via Imagine It Records. Listen to the track at www.myspace.com/imagineitrecords.

Hammerfall – ‘This Fire Burns Forever’ – Exclusive Track Up for Grabs Through September 5

HAMMERFALL’s new single ‘This Fire Burns Forever’, which the band performed last Saturday at the opening ceremony of the European Athletics Championship 2006 is now up for exclusive download through September 5. Their live performance was broadcasted by 54 countries and reached 250 millions viewers. The track can be downloaded here.

Demiricous – ‘Vagrant Idol’ Live Video Footage

There is a new live performance video of DEMIRICOUS available for viewing at the Underground Video Television website: http://uvtv.info/demiricous.php. The footage was taken in Syracuse, NY and is for their track ‘Vagrant Idol’ from their release “One” on Metal Blade.

Metal Church – More Tour Dates Released

METAL CHURCH have lined up the following tour dates to kick off the new year:

January 12 – Aurora, CO @ Hubba’s House of Rock
January 13 – Ft Collins, CO @ Aggie Theater
January 14 – Topeka, KS @ Static Bar
January 15 – St Paul, MN @ Station 4
January 16 – Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room
January 18 – Detroit, MI @ I-Rock Nightclub
January 19 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
January 20 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
January 21 – Montreal, QC @ Petit Campus
January 22 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace –
January 23 – Rochester, NY @ Penny Arcade
January 25 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
January 26 – Sommerville, MA @ Goodtimes Emporium
January 27 – Bedford, NH @ Mark’s Place
January 28 – New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club w/ Overkill
January 29 – Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
January 30 – Fayetteville, NC @ Jesters Pub
January 31 – Nashville, TN @ The Muse
February 8 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad
February 9 – El Paso, TX @ Texas Avenue Live
February 10 – Glendale, AZ @ Bulldogz
February 12 – West Hollywood, CA @ Whiskey A Go Go
February 13 – San Francisco, CA @ The Pound
February 14 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Grill
February 17 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven

Some Girls – New Tour Details Released

SOME GIRLS have tacked on some fall dates with THE PLOT TO BLOW UP THE EIFFEL TOWER, the dates include:

October 5 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill
October 6 – Portland, OR @ Satyricon
October 7 – Seattle, WA @ The Paradox
October 8 – Anacortes, WA @ Department of Safety
October 10 – Eureka, CA @ Synapsis
October 11 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Casa De La Raza
October 11 – Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree
October 12 – San Diego, CA @ TBA
October 13 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Smell
October 14 – Las Vegas, NV @ TBA
October 16 – Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive
October 17 – Iowa City, IA @ The Picador
October 18 – Bettendorf, IA @ Penguins
October 19 – Milwaukee, WI @ Shorewood Legion Hall
October 20 – Madison, WI @ TBA
October 21 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
October 22 – Green, OH @ Howards Bowling
October 23 – Southgate, MI @ The Modern Exchange
October 25 – Buffalo, NY @ Kitchen Distribution
October 26 – Toronto, CAN @ TBA
October 27 – Montreal, CAN @ TBA
October 28 – Wallingford, CT @ Wallingford American
October 29 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott
October 31 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ Vassar College
November 1 – New York, NY @ Knitting Factory
November 2 – Suny, NY @ South
November 5 – Philadelphia, PA @ The First Unitarian
November 7 – Norfolk, VA @ Relative Theory
November 8 – Richmond, VA @ Nanci Raygun
November 9 – Asheville, NC @ Joli Rouge
November 10 – Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
November 11 – Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree
November 12 – Hattiesburg, MS @ Green Room
November 14 – Baton Rouge, LA @ The Darkroom
November 18 – Odessa, TX @ The Roadhouse
November 19 – Tucson, AZ @ Skrappy’s

Atreyu, Every Time I Die – Team Up For Tour

The following dates have been released for ATREYU‘s upcoming headlining North American tour with EVERY TIME I DIE, CHIODOS, and FROM FIRST TO LAST:

October 6 – San Diego, CA @ SOMA
October 7 – Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Amphitheatre
October 9 – San Angelo, TX @ Graham Central Station
October 10 – Houston, TX @ Verizon Wireless Theater
October 12 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
October 13 – Jacksonville, FL @ The Masquerade
October 15 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House Of Blues
October 18 – Myrtle Beach, SC @ House Of Blues
October 20 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa *
October 21 – Baltimore, MD @ Sonar *
October 22 – Columbus, OH @ Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
October 23 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *
October 24 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
October 26 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
October 27 – New York, NY @ Nokia Theatre
October 28 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Convention Hall
October 30 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis *
October 31 – Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus *
November 1 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues *
November 3 – Detroit, MI @ State Theatre
November 4 – Chicago, IL @ Congress Theatre
November 5 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave/Eagles Club
November 6 – Saint Louis, MO @ The Pageant
November 8 – Minneapolis, MN @ Quest Club
November 9 – Kansas City, KS @ The Beaumont
November 10 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
November 11 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
November 12 – Magna, UT @ The Great Salt Air
November 14 – Seattle, WA @ Fenix
November 15 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
November 17 – San Jose, CA @ Civic Auditorium
November 18 – Irvine, CA @ Bren Events Center
November 19 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
November 20 – West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues

* = Unconfirmed dates

Mushroomhead – Enlist Award Winning Filmmaker Chad Calek to Direct First Video

MUSHROOMHEAD has enlisted Award Winning Filmmaker and Music Video Director Chad Calek (BLEEDING THROUG, INDEX CASE) to direct the music video to “Simple Survival”, the debut single from MUSHROOMHEAD‘s forthcoming “Savior Sorrow” release on Megaforce Records, slated to hit the shelves nationwide on September 19.

MUSHROOMHEAD and Calek joined forces shortly after Calek’s controversial tell-all Slipknot/Des Moines, Iowa local music scene documentary, titled “A Clown Short of Destiny” (although many MySpacers have dubbed it the “SLIPKNOT FILM”), made national headlines after winning back-to-back Audience and Director’s Choice awards for “Best Documentary” and “Best Music Documentary” at the New York Independent International Film Festival, as well as the Park City Film and Music Festival. This success prompted stories on “A Clown Short of Destiny” to appear on MTV.com, and in the June issue of Revolver Magazine, which featured the headline, “The Movie Slipknot Don’t Want You To See!” on the cover. Currently, “A Clown Short of Destiny” is scheduling it’s final film festival screening run for this fall.

Drummer Steve ‘Skinny’ Felton quipped, “With this record, we wanted to work with someone with a new perspective on MUSHROOMHEAD. Someone that could not only combine his own artistic edge with some of our ideas, but also someone that could really capture the true intensity of this band’s live performance. Chad’s a younger director than most, and he’s got a lot of energy – which is exactly what we wanted. And after watching his reel and talking with him in detail, it was obvious that he was the right guy for the job”

For more information on MUSHROOMHEAD ‘S forthcoming “Savior Sorrow” release, as well info on future tour dates, media downloads and much more, visit www.mushroomhead.com For more information on “A Clown Short of Destiny”, please visit www.myspace.com/aclownshortofdestiny

Hydrogen – Integrate With US Strip Clubs – Head off to Mexico – Frontwoman Lands Sponsorship Deal

HYDROGYN are in full swing of their successful Strip Em’ Blind Tour supporting their highly successful debut Bombshell. Having criss-crossed the US and playing to thousand’s of people, HYDROGYN has also taken their production into strip clubs across the US integrating the dancers into the set making for a very memorable night. The response has been outstanding and has led to a deal with a chain of clubs US wide. More details are still to come. HYDROGYN will be appearing with QUIET RIOT and WARRANT September 1 at the Sternwheel Regatta in Charleston, WV.

HYDROGYN will also be heading to the Monterrey Metal Fest September 22-23, 2006 to play in front 30,000 plus metal fans. They will be playing the pre party on the 22nd and second stage the 23rd.

HYDROGYN vocalist Julie will grace many magazines beginning this month as the spokesmodel for CRAVE TRENDWARE. CRAVE TRENDWARE is a leading manufacturer of high quality endorsed products from your favorite artists. Check them out at http://www.cravetrendware.com.

Stone Sour – Confirmed as First Band on Music As A Weapon III Tour

STONE SOUR has been the first band officially confirmed for this year’s Music As A Weapon Tour which will again be headlined by DISTURBED.  This will be the third time the tour has been launched.  More acts and dates to be announced later.

Hurt – Back With 2nd Single ‘Falls Apart – Prepare for Alice in Chains Tour

HURT is back with their new single ‘Falls Apart’ which is now available in the streams below:

56.asx
100.asx
56.ram
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This track is the follow-up to their last smash ‘Rapture’ also off Vol. I, which is in stores now.  The band is about to embark on a tour with ALICE IN CHAINS.

Unearth – Set to Embark on Headlining Run – Bleeding Through, TTEOTD, Terror, Animosity – First 3 Dates Released

UNEARTH is set to head back out on the road this September for a headlining tour that will see a selection of West Coast bands completing the touring package. The band will be supported by Orange County’s BLEEDING THROUGH, TERROR, THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD and ANIMOSITY.

The first three dates for this tour have been revealed as follows:

 September 15 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
September 16 Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern Theater
September 17 San Diego, CA @ SOMA