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Neuraxis – Not On Beneath The Massacre Tour

NEURAXIS have posted the following update:

Earlier this year, NEURAXIS had agreed to take part in a US tour alongside BENEATH THE MASSACRE & VICTIMAS which was to take place for late July/early August. In late June it was decided that we had to cancel our participation on this tour. We had advised the tour promoter of our decision. There was several reasons we could not do this tour:

With a month to go before the tour was to start, we had only received half of the confirmed dates. We felt this was not enough time to properly promote and spread the word about this tour.

NEURAXIS did not have work permits to enter the US to tour. This would mean we would have to attempt to pass through with a false reason. NEURAXIS has done this before in the past and it is a very stressfull situation because the US border is very strict and its always a 50/50 chance we could be denied, add to that if we are caught lying we could be permanently banned from entering the US(including our vehicle).

At the same time, NEURAXIS was offered to do another tour in Canada at the same period of time. We felt this new offer was a lot safer and would be a better choice. More news on this coming soon.

With all these reasons we decided we had to cancel. We want to thank Joe Hernandez (the tour promoter) for his work and time that he put into the tour.

The reason for this announcement is because we have received some emails from promoters and fans that still think NEURAXIS is on this tour. Please be aware we are no longer playing. We plan on returning to the US sometime this year/early next year.

Minsk – Sign To Relapse Records

Relapse Records have announced the signing of Chicago / Peoria, IL quartet MINSK.

MINSK bassist / vocalist Sanford Parker comments on the signing; “Relapse‘s long standing commitment to signing great progressive and creative bands make it a perfect place for us to be, and we’re very happy to be a part of [the label].” MINSK‘s yet to be titled Relapse debut is scheduled for an early 2007 release and will be recorded by Parker and the band at his Volume Recording studio (PELICAN, UNEARTHLY TRANCE).

MINSK has previously released two recordings; 2005’s full-length Out of a Center Which is Neither Dead Nor Alive as well as the band’s 2003 release Burning. MINSK will see the vinyl edition of Out of a Center… later this year. The band will also be contributing to the upcoming EYEHATEGOD tribute, For The Sick, with their rendition of “Ruptured Heart Theory.”

The Red Chord – “Black Santa” Video Posted Online

You can check out THE RED CHORD‘s new video for the track “Black Santahere.

Burn In Silence – New E-card Posted Online

You can check out an e-card for BURN IN SILENCE‘s upcoming Prosthetic Records debut, Angel Maker, here. The album is due out on July 25th.

Dehumanized – Search For New Drummer

New York death metallers DEHUMANIZED have posted the following update:

Late last year drummer and co-founder of DEHUMANIZED, George Torres, stated that he will soon be forced to leave the band due to personal issues. He has a family and life to think about and those issues come before anything else. Since that time he has done his absolute best to help us out with playing shows until a suitable replacement is found. Unfortunately, that replacement has yet to be found, and the time has finally come for George to take his leave, whether we are ready or not. He will perform at our next 2 upcoming shows, but after that he will no longer be a member of DEHUMANIZED.

So once again, we are in need of a full time drummer. DEHUMANIZED is a Death Metal band based out of Queens, New York, with members from all over the 5 boroughs and even New Jersey. We have a worldwide following, and enough new material to record a full length cd. What we need is an experienced drummer who has professional equipment, transportation, and the time to dedicate himself to this band. You WILL get to play shows all over Queens, Manhatten, Long Island, and plenty of places in Upstate New York. We have also had many succesful shows in Rhode Island, Massachusettes, Ohio, and Maryland, and plan to play all over the United States, and eventually Canada, South America, Europe, and Japan.

All interested parties can contact Mike at
201-927-0321
dehumanizedny@gmail.com

Suffocation – New Album Track Listing Revealed

New York death metal legends SUFFOCATION have revealed the track listing for their upcoming new self titled album, which is due out Septemer 19th through Relapse Records:

01. Oblivion
02. Abomination Reborn
03. Redemption
04. Bind Torture Kill
05. Inis Concieved
06. Translucent Patterns of Delirium
07. Creed of the Infidel
08. Regret
09. Entrails of You
10. The End of Ends
11. Prelude to Repulsion* (remake)

Sigh – New Album Track Listing Revealed

Groundbreaking Japanese metal act SIGH has released the final tracklisting for their forthcoming debut for The End Records titled Hangman’s Hymn.

The final tracklisting is:

Act1
1 Introitus/Kyrie
2 Inked in Blood
3 Me-Devil

Act2
4 Dies Irae/The Master Malice
5 The Memories as a Sinner
6 Death with Dishonor
7 In Devil’s Arms

Act3
8 Overture/Rex Tremendae/I saw the World’s End
9 Salvation in Flame/Confutatis
10 Finale: Hangman’s Hymn/In Paradisum/Das Ende

The album will be released sometime later this year.

Click here to preview a pre-production quality medley of material from the forthcoming album.

Les Claypool – “Phantom Patriot” Video Online

You can check out LES CLAYPOOL‘s new video for the track “Phantom Patriothere.

ELIS – Vocalist Dies At Age 29

Sabrine Duenser, vocalist for the female-fronted goth metal band ELIS, died yesterday after suffering from a cerebral haemorrhage Friday during the band’s practice.  Duenser was born June 27, 1977 and joined the Liechtenstein-based band, then known as ERBEN DER SCHOFUNG, in 2001.  ELIS released two full-length albums.  A note from the band can be found on their home page at http://www.elis.li/.

Tool – Announce New Tour

TOOL have announced on their official website that ISIS will be opening for the upcoming Summer/Fall tour. The confirmed dates include:

August 30 – Englewood, CO @ Coors Amphitheater
September 1 – Las Vegas, NV @ Theater Under the Stars
September 2 – Marysville, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheater
September 3 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Arena
September 5 – Bakersfield, CA @ Rabobank Arena
September 7 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
September 11 – The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion
September 12 – San Antonio, TX @  AT&T Center
September 14 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
September 15 – Kansas City, MO @ Kemper Arena
September 16 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
September 18 – Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena
September 21 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
September 22 – Detroit, MI @ Palace of Auburn Hills
September 23 – Toronto @ Molson Amphitheater
September 25 – Cleveland, OH @ Wolstein Center
September 28 – Camden, NJ @ Tweeter Center
September 29 – Mansfield, MA @ Tweeter Center

More dates are expected to be released shortly.

Brand New Sin, Artimus Pyledriver – Team Up For Tour

BRAND NEW SIN will be teaming up with ARTIMUS PYLEDRIVER for a three week east coast/midwest tour this August. The first date to be released is as follows:

August 17 – Springfield, VA @ Jaxx

Dead Hearts – New Song Posted Online

DEAD HEARTS have uploaded a new song from their upcoming album Bitter Verses. The track “II. Dusk” can be heard here, and the CD can be preordered through Ferret Records.

Carcass Grinder – New Songs Posted Online

Japanese grinders CARCASS GRINDER have posted two brand new songs on their official MySpace. The tracks will be featured on their upcoming split with INSECT WARFARE.

Mucopus – New Songs Posted Online

You can check out two brand new pre-production tracks from MUCOPUS over at the band’s official MySpace page.

Regurgitate – Complete Work On New Album

Swedish grindcore mainstays REGURGITATE have recently completed work on their new album, Sickening Bliss. It’s set to be released on October 17th through Relapse Records. You can view the cover art here. The track listing is as follows:

01. Bliss
02. Abducens Eminence
03. Euphoric State of Butchery
04. Cocoon of Filth
05. Putrid Serenity
06. Tenderizing the Malformed
07. Violent Necrophilic Climax
08. Cavernous Sores
09. Reborn in Latrinic Ecstasy
11. Bleed on Me
12. Gutrot Hogfrenzy
13. Undying Lust for Cadaverous Molestation
14. Battered with a Brick
15. Devoured by Ghouls
16. Addiction (an Unconditional Love for Blasphemous Perversions)
17. (We Are) Sadistic Hateful Scum
18. Worm Eater
19. Perish in Blood
20. Upheaval of Human Entrails
21. Bathed in Feculence
22. Bestial Sons of Devastation
23. Defile
24. Deterioration of Grated Genitals
25. Excremental Investment
26. Hacksaw Hysterectomy
27. Catatonic Possession

Among The Decayed – Seek New Bassist

Oregon’s AMONG THE DECAYED are currently searching for a new bassist. For those interested and are in the area, send them a message on their official MySpace page.

Acumen Nation – Sign With Crash Music

ACUMEN NATION have finalized a multi-album deal with Crash Music, Inc. The band had this to say about their new label home: “We are all
psyched about signing to Crash. We spent three years recording and
producing this album (“Anticore“) and the end result was the heaviest
record we have ever made. We knew we had to find someone dedicated to the metal audience in order for it to be appreciated and Crash is exactly the kind of label we wanted to work with.”

In turn, Crash Music, Inc. could not be happier with the deal. Crash
Music, Inc. President Mark Nawara says: “We are all thrilled with signing ACUMEN NATION to the label! Everyone is really happy with how the album turned out, it is a lot heavier than the group’s previous efforts and we cannot wait to bring it to the Metal and Industrial masses!”

The Industrial-Rock pioneers recently completed their new album, entitled “Anticore“, and have scheduled the album to be released on September 19th. The new ACUMEN NATION sound could easily be described as hardcore tech-metal, finding companionship with the likes of POISON THE WELL and LAMB OF GOD as well as FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY.

Faster and heavier than anything the quartet has released before,
Anticore” retains their signature sound of complex minor chord melodies and harsh, intelligent programming while upping the tempo and attacking with cynical and emotional lyrics and hard driving guitars. The album also features Lucia from KMFDM lending her vocal talent to the track “My Life’s Last Breath“.

Gigantour 2006 – Lineup Leaked?

Internet rumors, citing a supposed feature in the latest issue of Bass Guitar Magazine as a source, are currently pointing at Gigantour 2006 featuring MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, NORMA JEAN, OPETH, ARCH ENEMY, SEVENDUST, and BODY COUNT. The official lineup is expected to be announced shortly. Hopefully this rumor turns out to be fake.

Cellador – More Upcoming Tour Dates Released

Omaha, NE based power metallers CELLADOR have lined up the following upcoming tour dates:

July 17 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Burts
July 18 – Missoula, MT @ The Loft
July 19 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
July 20 – Portland, OR @ The New Paris Theatre
July 22 – Alameda, CA @ Roosters Roadhouse
July 23 – Fresno, CA @ The Belmont
July 24 – Hollywood, CA @ Safari Sam’s
July 26 – San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room
July 27 – Mexicali, MEX @ El Sapo Cancionero
July 30 – El Paso, TX @ Chics
August 1 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
August 2 – St. Louis, MO @ Hi Pointe
August 3 – Chicago, IL @ Memories
August 4 – Columbus, OH @ High Five
August 6 – New York, NY @ Knitting Factory
August 7 – Wilkes-Barre, PA @ Cafe Metropolis
August 8 – Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
August 9 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
August 10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boiler Room
August 11 – Toledo, OH @ Thunderbird Tavern
August 18 – Omaha, NE @ Omaha Metalfest
August 19 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
September 2 – Leavenworth, KS @ Groundwork
September 30 – Madison, WI @ MADPOWER Fest 2006

Jedi Mind Tricks – Initial Tour Dates Released

A few initial tour dates have been released for JEDI MIND TRICKS‘ upcoming U.S. tour in support of their upcoming new album Servants In Heaven, Kings In Hell, which is due out on September 19th through Babygrande Records:

September 26 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
September 29 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
October 11 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ Downtown Brewing Company
October 12 – West Hollywood, CA @ The Troubadour
October 20 – New Orleans, LA @ The Parish at House of Blues

Fear Factory, DevilDriver – Australian Tour Dates Announced

FEAR FACTORY and DEVILDRIVER will be teaming up for a short Australian tour this September:

September 15 – Brisbane, AUS @ The Tivoli
September 16 – Sydney, AUS @ Big Top Luna Park
September 17 – Melbourne, AUS @ The Palace
September 19 – Perth, AUS @ Metropolis Fremantle

Hatebreed – Jamey Jasta Comments On Headlining Tour

HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta commented on the band’s upcoming headlining tour featuring THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, NAPALM DEATH, EXODUS, FIRST BLOOD, and DESPISED ICON with the following:

“We’ve never gone out on a headline run immediately following Ozzfest, and we’ve always wanted to, and we always felt we needed to, but there were always plans that superseded that,” frontman Jamey Jasta said. “We’re taking out a very extreme bill. We’re going to call it maybe the Monsters of Mosh, something crazy like that. But it will be a good way for us to give back to the underground, extreme scenes, and also for us to go out and headline for the first time in a long, long time and do a full hour-and-a-half set with our new staging and new gear.”

Full Blown Chaos – Talk To MTV About Being Unlucky, New Album

The following article was originally posted over at MTV.com:

Catch this year’s Ozzfest and you might notice FULL BLOWN CHAOS frontman Ray Mazzola walking around with a slight limp as his Long Island, New York, band tears up the second stage. But the wound isn’t from stage diving or brawling, as you might expect it’s actually a little present a black widow bestowed on him in May at a hotel room in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

“I got bit [on the knee], I went to the doctor and everything was cool,” Mazzola explained. “Then three weeks later, we’re in San Diego … the doctor had said all the venom would flush out and it never did it caused mad sepsis [a type of poisoning]. I had a massive blood infection and was in a hospital for a week. I made the band drive me straight from San Diego back to New York, just to drop me off at the hospital. I walked in and I slept for three straight days. We had to cancel a couple of shows, and my doctor told me not to do anything until Ozzfest. But I had to play. I had to feed my need to perform. So we did some weekend shows.”

The spider venom triggered paralysis in a couple of the tendons and muscles in Mazzola‘s ankle. He’s been enduring physical therapy for weeks and has been flooding his stout frame with blood thinners and antibiotics. “I have a couple of places around the country I can go to [for] the therapy I need during Ozzfest,” he said.

The band considered dropping off the tour, but Mazzola wasn’t about to let that happen. “It’s pretty f—ed up, but I’m not going to let it get me down,” he said. “It’s another story, you know? Watch I’ll probably end up getting bit by a poisonous snake this summer.”

That’s because Mazzola considers himself … well, a tad unlucky. For example, on the drive out to Auburn, a man sideswiped FULL BLOWN‘s pristine, straight-off-the-lot RV. In Montana, two of the vehicle’s tires blew out. That led Mazzola to wonder if the band should’ve taken up DRAGONFORCE on their offer to share a bus. “We didn’t because, I mean, that’s a lot of hair,” he joked of the London extreme metallers.

But despite the bad luck, FULL BLOWN‘s appearance on this year’s Ozzfest couldn’t be better timed. Their forthcoming LP, Within the Grasp of Titans, lands in stores Tuesday, and Mazzola said it spotlights the band at its finest.

“The music, the lyrics they’ve evolved,” he said. “To date, this record is our best. But who knows what the next album will bring? We’re going to have to top this one too. We brought a lot more thrash into this record a lot more of what our influences are. This album has something to offer everybody. There’s something on it that everybody can relate to.”

That includes “Chopping Block,” which was inspired by a year’s worth of messy breakups and relationship nightmares. “Solemn Promise,” on the other hand, is a bit more specific: Mazzola wrote the song for his mother, who has been battling cancer for more than a decade. “It’s a promise to her that I won’t give up on her if she doesn’t give up,” the singer said. “I call her every day and there are a lot of times when she doesn’t think she’s going to make it. Even when I feel like I’m not strong enough, I have to be there to pick her up, and I do. I’ve had cops crying on me at shows, just bawling, because they relate to the song and they realize they’re not alone.”

Disturbed – “Land of Confusion” Video Posted Online

You can check out DISTURBED‘s new video for their cover of the GENESIS hit “Land of Confusionhere. The video was directed by Todd McFarlane.

Six Feet Under – Monsters Of Death Tour

SIX FEET UNDER have released more dates for their tour with CATTLE DECAPITATION, KRISIUN, DECAPITATED, and ABYSMAL DAWN. The brutal dates include:

September 12 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
September 13 – St. Petersburg, FL @ The State Theatre
September 15 – Houston, TX @ Java Jazz
September 16 – San Antonio, TX @ The White Rabbit
September 17 – Dallas, TX @ The Tac Room
September 18 – TBA
September 19 – Albuquerque, NM @ The Compound
September 20 – Phoenix, AZ @ Metal Devastation
September 21 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Key Club
September 22 – Corona, CA @ Showcase Theatre
September 23 – Ventura, CA @ Alpine
September 24 – Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
September 25 – Portland, OR @ Rock N Roll Pizza
September 26 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
September 27 – Spokane, WA @ Fat Tuesday’s
September 29 – Ogden, UT @ Club Boom VA
September 30 – Aurora, CO @ Iliff Park Saloon
October 1 – Omaha, NE @ The Rock
October 2 – TBA
October 3 – Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room
October 4 – Kalamazoo, MI @ Club Soda
October 5 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
October 6 – Somerville, MA @ Goodtimes Emporium
October 7 – Manchester, NH @ Mark’s Place
October 8 – New York, NY @ BB King’s
October 9 – Philadelphia, PA
October 10 – TBA
October 12 – Jacksonville, NC @ Planet Rock
October 13 – Myrtle Beach, SC @ Planet Rock
October 14 – Fredericksburg, VA @ KC’s