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Daughters – Talk To MTV About New Album

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DAUGHTERS frontman A.S.F. Marshall (or Lex, to fans of the intense, Rhode Island noisecore artisans) doesn’t care if you like his band, or if you get offended by the fact that he likes to disrobe mid-gig and hock loogies at the audience. In fact, he’s a rather sullen dude. The one thing that seems to brighten his churlish mood is DAUGHTERS‘ forthcoming album, Hell Songs, in stores Tuesday.

Why’s that? Well, for the last three years, his band’s been playing the same 10 tunes all of them from DAUGHTERS‘ 2003 debut, Canada Songs. So this fall, when the crafters of cacophonic chaos hit the road, Marshall won’t be so bored.

“We’ve been rehearsing, and it feels so much better to be playing the new stuff,” the singer said. “There are a couple of old songs we’ve been playing, but I don’t even want to deal with them.”

Of course, several of those fans who do turn out for DAUGHTERS‘ tour with RED SPAROWES  which will commence August 12 with an album-release soiree in Providence might want to hear some of that older material. And sure, DAUGHTERS will be blasting out a couple of those tracks during their sets much to Marshall‘s chagrin. It took DAUGHTERS three years to get around to writing fresh material, and the singer blamed turnover for Hell Songs‘ delay.

“We spent a lot of time on tour, and whenever we’d get home, someone would leave the band,” he said. “So, we had to fix all that and find people who would stick around. Every time we had a chance to write, we’d spend the time teaching someone else all this old crap. That was a bit of a problem. But we have people now who don’t want to leave, so that’s good.”

With Hell Songs, Marshall tried to convince the rest of DAUGHTERS which formed in 2001 and rose from the ashes of AS THE SUN SETS that longer is better. “I was pushing them to make the songs a bit longer, which I think we all wanted to do,” he said. “It’s boring playing short songs over and over again.” The average length of the tunes on Canada Songs is about a minute and 20 seconds, with the shortest track running 34 seconds long. On Hell Songs, the average is about a minute and 50 seconds, with one track lasting six minutes.

“It’s boring playing for 30 seconds, then you stop, then you play another 30 seconds it’s stupid,” he continued. “I couldn’t stand doing it any more. The only goal I had with this record was to make it longer. But as far as what kind of music we were going to write, we weren’t trying to top ourselves. It just came out naturally. I was listening to a lot of gospel stuff like old ’30s, ’40s gospel music. The lyrics are about hell, Jesus, sex, death, fire whatever. I don’t know what people want to hear, and I don’t give a sh–. I don’t expect anything I don’t listen to new music, because I don’t want to. I have no hopes of anything good happening in music at all, other than us. We’re probably the only good thing out there anymore.

“We get together and we write what we want to play,” he continued. “We don’t try to sound like this or that or whatever. I’m not going to stop screaming because so-and-so is popular. I don’t give a damn. … I don’t know if we fit in anywhere. All the bands I like are broken up or someone’s dead.”

DAUGHTERS will be on tour with RED SPAROWES through September 19 in Austin, Texas, and will team up with PELICAN and NACHTMYSTIUM the following day in Denton, Texas, for seven shows the last being on September 30 in Seattle. Marshall said the band will play several shows this fall with SINCE BY MAN too, but that trek’s still be worked out. You can see also catch DAUGHTERS at the 10th annual Dirt Fest in Birch Run, Michigan, on August 19, along with THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, EVERY TIME I DIE, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER and FEAR BEFORE THE MARCH OF FLAMES.

Hirax – More East Coast Tour Dates Released

More dates have been released for HIRAX‘s upcoming east coast tour:

November 11 – Brooklyn, NY @ North Six w/ Anal Cunt
November 12 – Boston, MA @ Middle East
November 15 – Cleveland, OH @ @ Jigsaw Saloon
November 16 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Lawrenceville Moose
November 19 – Wallingford, CT @ Legion Hall

Ra – Return With Live Album Entitled “Raw” – Set to Record 4th Album Later this Year

RA will be releasing their 3rd album entitled “Raw”, a live recording that took place at the Machine Shop in Flint, MI in March, on October 24 through Cement Shoes Records.

The record was mixed at Spiral Recording Studios by Andy Johns in Los Angeles and contains songs from both “Duality” and “From One”, as well as a brand new studio track entitled ‘Don’t Turn Away’ which was recorded by Sahaj and Jason Cosaro at Sun God Rock Studios and at The Barber Shop Studios in New Jersey. 

RA will hit the studio later this year to record a new album, tentatively titled “Black Sun”, which will be released early next year.

SOiL – ‘Forever Dead’ feat. Burton C. Bell Featured on Videogame ‘PREY’

A new SOiL track, ‘Forever Dead’, taken from their latest effort “True Self”, is set to be featured on the new hit videogame PREY. ‘Forever Dead’ features BURTON C. BELL from FEAR FACTORY. More information about PREY can be found at Prey: Official Site. SOiL kicks off a full US tour with STAIND tonight, August 6. Dates and more information can be found at

Smile Empty Soul – “Vultures” Tracklisting Revealed – October 24 Release Planned

SMILE EMPTY SOUL has released the track listing for their upcoming album “Vultures.” The album was produced in Santa Ana, CA by the band and producer James Murray. “Vultures” will be released on October 24 through Bieler Bros. Records with the first single, ‘The Hit’ impacting radio on August 29:
1. Out To Sea
2. The Hit
3. Loser
4. Jesus Is The Manager Of Wal-Mart
5. The Freaks Are Coming
6. Morning Light
7. Adjustments
8. Here’s To Another
9. Disease
10. Live Forever
11. Better Off Alone
12. Vultures

SMILE EMPTY SOUL will be hitting the road early-mid September.

Dirt Fest 2006 – Dillinger Escape Plan, Black Dahlia Murder, ETID, and More

DIRT FEST 2006 will take place August 19 at the Birch Run Expo Center in Birch Run, MI. This is a one day event featuring over 70 bands on 5 outdoor stages. Tickets are $22.50 in advance or $29 the day of the show. The following groups are scheduled to appear:

The Dillinger Escape Plan
The Black Dahlia Murder
Every Time I Die
The Sleeping
The Spill Canvas
Drop Dead, Gorgeous
Fear Before the March of Flames
Ed Gein
Walls of Jericho
The Number 12 Looks Like You
The Junior Varsity
Houston Calls
Quiet Drive
Self Against City
Let Go
See You Next Tuesday
One Dead Three Wounded
Premonitions of War
The Banner
Phoenix Mourning
+ many more

Added attractions include a free custom skate course, motocross stunt team, bmx stunt team, side show wrestling, and more.

For a full lineup, tickets and more information, visit

Dark Funeral, Enslaved – Los Angeles Show Announced

Another date has been released for the Candlelight II: Phoenix Rising tour featuring DARK FUNERAL, ENSLAVED, and ABIGAIL WILLIAMS:

January 9 – Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
January 13 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
January 21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Key Club

DragonForce – More Headlining Tour Dates Announced

More dates have been released for DRAGONFORCE‘s headlining North American tour with ALL THAT REMAINS and HORSE THE BAND:

September 8 – Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern Theatre
September 9 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
September 11 – Portalnd, OR @ Roseland Theatre
September 12 – Vancouver, BC @ Croatian Cultural Centre
September 13 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox
September 15 – Boise, ID @ Big Easy
September 16 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Avalon
September 17 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
September 20 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
September 22 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
September 23 – Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
September 24 – Toronto, ON @ Docks Nightclub
September 25 – Montreal, QC @ The Medley
September 27 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
September 28 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
September 29 – New York, NY @ Nokia Theatre
September 30 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
October 3 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
October 5 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
October 6 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

Cock And Ball Torture – Confirmed For Maryland Deathfest V

Germany’s COCK AND BALL TORTURE have confirmed that they will be taking part in next year’s Maryland Deathfest. They join the already announced lineup of GUT, RETALIATION, CRIPPLE BASTARDS, EXTREME NOISE TERROR, BIRDFLESH, NUNWHORE COMMANDO 666, JIGSORE TERROR, LOOKING FOR AN ANSWER, and FOETOPSY. The second round of official band announcements for the festival will take place on August 15th, and will include one of the festival’s headliners.

Carnivore – More Tour Dates Released

Brooklyn’s CARNIVORE (featuring Peter Steele of TYPE O NEGATIVE fame) have announced the following reunion tour dates:

September 1 – New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
September 2 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
September 3 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
September 6 – New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club
September 8 – Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
September 9 – Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock

Dog Fashion Disco – More Tour Dates Released

DOG FASHION DISCO have lined up some more upcoming tour dates:

August 9 – Gaithersburg, MD @ Fire Station 8
August 12 – Bound Brook, NJ @ Hamilton St. Cafe
August 13 – Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock Cafe
August 15 – New York, NY @ CBGB
August 17 – Amityville, NY @ The Village Pub South
August 18 – Meadville, PA @ The Union Room
August 19 – Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
August 20 – Akron, OH @ Daily Double
August 22 – Grand Rapids, MI @ D.A.A.C.
August 23 – Covington, KY @ The Mad Hatter
August 24 – Clinton Township, MI @ TNT’s
August 25 – Charleston, WV @ Sound Factory
August 26 – Valparaiso, IN @ Valparaiso National Guard Armory
August 28 – St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
August 29 – Milwaukee, WI @ Vnuks
August 30 – Springfield, IL @ TBA
August 31 – Kansas City, KS @ Sokol Underground
September 1 – Wichita, KS @ JC’s House of Rock
September 2 – Cedar Falls, IA @ The Reverb
September 3 – Moorhead, MN @ All Star Bowl

Del Tha Funkee Homosapien – Tour Dates Released

Del Tha Funkee Homosapien (of HIEROGLYPHICS, GORILLAZ, DELTRON 3030 fame) has lined up the following upcoming tour dates:

September 27 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ Downtown Brewing Company  
September 29 – Hollywood, CA @ Knitting Factory  
September 30 – Pomona, CA @ Glass House  
October 1 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues  
October 2 – Tucson, AZ @ The Rialto  
October 3 – Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum Theatre  
October 4 – Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse  
October 5 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre  
October 6 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s  
October 7 – Houston, TX @ Engine Room  
October 10 – Orlando, FL @ The Social  
October 11 –  Mount Pleasant, SC @ Village Tavern  
October 12 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel  
October 13 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle  
October 14 – Charlottesville, VA @ Starr Hill  
October 15 – Baltimore, MD @ Sonar  
October 16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts  
October 17 – New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club  
October 18 – New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place  
October 20 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club 
October 22 –  South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground  
October 24 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig  
October 26 – Bloomington, IN @ Bluebird Nightclub  
October 27 – Chicago, IL @ Abbey Pub  
October 29 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue  
October 31 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre  
November 1 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre  
November 2 – Denver, CO @ Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom  
November 3 – Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre  
November 6 – Bend, OR @ Domino Room  
November 7 – Bellingham, WA @ Nightlight Lounge  
November 8 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox  
November 9 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater  
November 10 – Eugene, OR @ W.O.W. Hall  
November 15 – Sparks, NV@  New Oasis  
November 16 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore  
November 17 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst  
November 18 – Sacramento, CA @ The Library

Pennywise, Circle Jerks, Ignite – Tour Dates Released

PENNYWISE, CIRCLE JERKS, and IGNITE have lined up the following upcoming tour dates for October:

October 1 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater  
October 2 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
October 3 – Vancouver, BC @ Croatian Cultural Center  
October 4 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom  
October 6 – Edmonton, AB @ Red’s  
October 7 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall  
October 8 – Saskatoon, SK @ The Odeon  
October 9 – Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Th. For Perf. Arts  
October 11 –  Guelph, ON @ Club Denim  
October 12 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre  
October 13 – Ottawa, ON @ Capital Music Hall
October 14 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis   
October 15 – Quebec City, QC @ Imperial  
October 17 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
October 19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw  
October 20 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live  
October 21 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony  
October 22 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

Jedi Mind Tricks – “Heavy Metal Kings” Posted Online

You can check out a brand new song from Philadelphia based underground hip hop group JEDI MIND TRICKS entitled “Heavy Metal Kingshere. The song, which features a guest appearance from Ill Bill, comes off the group’s upcoming new album, Servants in Heaven, Kings in Hell, which will be released on September 19th through Babygrande Records.

Insane Clown Posse – More Fall Tour Dates Released

More dates have been released for the INSANE CLOWN POSSE‘s upcoming Hallowicked Clown Tour ’06:

September 30 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater
October 1 – Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room
October 2 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Quest
October 4 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre
October 5 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
October 6 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
October 7 – Magna, UT @ Salt Air 1/2 House
October 8 – Spokane, WA @ Big Easy Concert House
October 9 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
October 11 – Sunnyvale, CA @ Barcelona
October 12 – Las Vegas, NV @ Fort Cheyenne Casino
October 13 – Long Beach, CA @ The Vault 350
October 14 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
October 17 – Fort Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theater
October 18 – Bricktown, OK @ Bricktown Events Center
October 19 – Sauget, MO @ Pop’s
October 20 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
October 21 – Saint Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Landing
October 23 – Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
October 24 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
October 25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
October 26 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Zoo
October 27 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
October 29 – Columbus, OH @ Promowest Pavilion
October 30 – Noblesville, IN @ Verizon Wireless Music Center
October 31 – Detroit, MI @ State Theater

Deicide – Rescheduled Fall Tour To Take Place With Desolation

DEICIDE‘s rescheduled fall tour will now take place with DESOLATION, with the first date to be released being as follows:

October 15 – Springfield, VA @ Jaxx

Byzantine – Announces September Tour with Demiricous

West Virginia’s forward-thinking thrashers BYZANTINE have confirmed a string of regional tour dates with Indiana thrashers DEMIRICOUS. The band offers this update on its recent activity, and is planning on unveiling new music while out on the road in September:

“We’ve been writing the new album this summer so we can record it this winter. But, the truth is we missed being out on tour, so we’re going to do this small run then finish writing. We’re planning on going out on a full U.S. tour or at least a tour that takes us west. So look for that in November.”


September 20 – Cincinnati, OH @ Top Cats
September 21 – Detroit, MI @ The Ritz
September 22 – Columbus, OH @ The High Five
September 23 – Toledo, OH @ The Underground
September 24 – Southgate, MI @ The Modern Exchange
September 25 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Ten Bells
September 26 – Hobart, IN @ Hobart Eagles Pavilion
September 27 – Kalamozoo, MI @ Club Soda
September 28 – TBA

BYZANTINE solo dates:

September 29 – Cleveland, OH @ TBA
September 30 – Pittsburgh, PA @ TBA

Cries Hannah – Ink Deal With Crash Music Inc.

Crash Music announces that they have signed a three album deal with CRIES HANNAH.

CRIES HANNAH could be described as a great reflection of modern melody, power driven riffs influenced by the Midwestern Hardcore scene. Impacting melody and passionate vocals are what makes Cries Hannah who they are. “We try to stress the things that really matter, while capturing the imagination of the listening audience”m explains drummer Matt Boyd.

CRIES HANNAH is hitting the road relentlessly and have shared the stage with many noble acts. They are currently in the studio Recording their Upcoming LP, which will be released on November 14, 2006. You can check the band out at

Korpiklaani – Final Band Confirmed to Ragnarok UK Metalfest Lineup

KORPIKLAANI have been confirmed as the final band to be added to this year’s inaugural Ragnarok UK Metalfest lineup.

The anthemic Finnish metallers will be one of the special guests on the billing due to take place on the 4th of November at Perth Concert Hall in Scotland.

The lineup is as follows:


The festival also includes a preshow event on the 3rd November at the Doghouse in Dundee with 8 bands including SKYCLAD & PARAGON as well as a host of UK talent.

To order your ticket and for more information, please visit the official website at

Arsis – New Album Update

Following the enormous success of their debut album, 2004s “A Celebration Of Guilt,” and 2005s epic “A Diamond For Disease,” ARSIS have returned with their brand new full length, “United In Regret” (formerly titled “Lust Before The Maggots Conquest“). With “United In Regret,” ARSIS have once again raised the bar and breathe new life into the overpopulated and poser-infested world known as Melodic Death Metal. Recorded at Max Tax Studios (SKINLESS, STIGMATA) in Albany, NY and Hairy Breakfast Productions (MISERY INDEX) in Atlanta, GA, “United In Regret” will feature the best production job on an ARSIS record yet. The nine tracks contained on “United In Regret” showcase ARSIS strongest and most well-written material to date. “United In Regret” will be released October 24, 2006. The album is being produced by Eyal Levi (DAATH) and artwork will be handled once again by Mark Riddick (

Slipknot / Stone Sour – Corey Taylor Launches Big Mouth Records

SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor has launched his own record label to give aspiring new acts in his native Iowa the opportunity to succeed. 

Taylor’s new Des Moines company, Great Big Mouth Records, will debut with local act FACECAGE‘s new album. Piping up, Taylor says about the band, “They’re a band from here that we’re trying to put in the national spotlight. Basically we’re just trying to unify the scene and really bring more attention to the Midwest than there is right now. The record labels are so tentative about flying to the Midwest because it’s really hard to get a direct flight anywhere in the area. Trust me, coming home from many tours, I know the pain – but at the same time there are a lot of great bands here that deserve the attention, deserve the shot. That’s what we’re trying to do with Great Big Mouth Records.”

Zakk Wylde – BLS Scoring Big at Radio – Prepare for Multi-Month tour

Legendary, Grammy winning guitarist ZAKK WYLDE and his band, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, scored #1 Most Added honors at Active Rock with the new single “Concrete Jungle.” Added to over 25 stations around the country, including WAAF in Boston, KUPD in Phoenix, KXXR in Minneapolis, KOMP in Las Vegas and WRIF in Detroit, among others, the single is the first from Zakk’s latest rock ‘n roll opus, Shot to Hell. This upcoming Roadrunner Records release (his first for the label) hits stores nationwide on September 12th. BLS will perform the single, as well as other tracks off of the new album, on the U.S. headlining tour that kicks off in Sayreville, NJ on October 19th.

Radio programmers are already heaping plenty of praise on Shot To Hell. “Neader” Paul Marshall of 98.9 KQRC FM in Kansas City, MO proclaims that, “Black Label Society defies conventional wisdom. It’s not just a band. It’s a lifestyle. It’s what Rock is supposed to be. It’s dirty, sleazy, and everything you’ve been told not to embrace. And yet you wrap yourself around it and grin. Because everyone who pisses you off, will be pissed off by your appreciation of Zakk & Co. Black Label Society is everything you heard Rock n’ Roll was, but have yet to witness. It’s time…S.D.M.F [Strength Determination Merciless Forever]!!!!!”

Along with the success of the single, ZAKK WYLDE continues to show up in all mediums of press. He recently appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, playing Candyland with comedian Mitch Fatel during their Ozzfest segment. Additionally, he appeared on New York City’s WB11 Morning Show, where he taught the anchor a few licks on guitar. Zakk has also graced the covers of the September issues of Guitar World and Metal Edge magazines, has appeared as the marquee artist in’s Ozzfest coverage, and will have a feature interview in Men’s Health magazine where he talks about juggling family life and constant touring.

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY are preparing to hit the road to support the new album on the “Shot To Hell” Tour, featuring special guests (and labelmates) BLACK STONE CHERRY.

BLACK STONE CHERRY are an up-and-coming Southern Rock band, recently debuted at #90 on the Top 200 Album Chart with their self-titled debut album. Moving over 10,000 units in its first week, Black Stone Cherry features the hit single “Lonely Train,” which has risen to #12 on the Top Hard Rock Album Chart. Together, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and BLACK STONE CHERRY will spread the rock n roll gospel across America through late Fall.

The 37-date Fall tour starts on October 19 in Sayreville and ends on December 8 in Los Angeles.  Tickets will go on sale August 5 through TicketMaster however the bolded dates are available pre-sale starting noon on 7/31.  The presale tickets can be purchased by going to


In Flames – “Soundtrack To Your Escape” Surpasses 100,000 Mark

According to Nielsen SoundScan, sales figures for IN FLAMESSoundtrack To Your Escape have surpassed 100,000 copies.

Released by Nuclear Blast Records in 2004, Soundtrack To Your Escape was the seventh studio album for Gothenberg, Sweden’s best known band.  Praised for “redefining the standard by which extreme music will be judged” by Guitar World magazine and ranked #4 in 2004’s year-end list of “one of the 25 most important bands in metal” in Alternative Press, the band toured North America twice in support of the album: with KILLSWITCH ENGAGE in 2004 and opening Ozzfest‘s Main Stage in 2005.

The deluxe Ozzfest edition of Soundtrack To Your Escape included the following material on a bonus DVD:

1. The Quiet Place (Video Clip)
2. Touch Of Red (Video Clip)
3. Watch Them Feed (Live at Wacken 2003)
4. Only For The Weak (Live at Wacken 2003)
5. The Making Of S.T.Y.E. (featuring Daniel Bergstrand)

The Human Abstract – Release Title Track Off “Nocturne” to Net

THE HUMAN ABSTRACT has posted another song from their debut album, “Nocturne”. The Album hits stores on August 22 via Hopeless Records.

The song is the title track of the album, “Nocturne” and can be heard by clicking on either of the following two sites:

The band is currently on tour with DROP DEAD GORGEOUS, FOLLY, and LOOK WHAT I DID as part of the Summer Bummer Tour, which you can find out more about by clicking to

The album can be preordered for only $6.99 by visiting:

Leng Tch’e – Two New Songs Posted Online

You can check out two new songs from LENG TCH’E over at their official MySpace page. The tracks come off their upcoming split with WARSCARS which is due out in September on Bones Brigades.