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Godhead – Add in Free Bonus DVD with New Album ”The Shadow Line”

GODHEAD has announced they will be including a bonus DVD with the purchase of their new album The Shadow Line, out August 29.  On the DVD will be 3 music videos and a 25 minute documentary on the band, from making the album to making the video and other behind the scenes stuff. Both discs will be the price of the CD.

Norma Jean, BTBAM – Radio Rebellion Tour Dates Announced


October 6 – Nashville, TN @ Rcktwn  
October 7 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall  
October 8 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues  
October 10 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House  
October 11 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance  
October 12 – Montreal, QC @ Spectrum De Montreal  
October 13 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium  
October 14 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony  
October 15 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero 
October 17 – Towson, MD @ Recher Theatre  
October 18 – Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall  
October 19 – Jacksonville, FL @ Martini’s Music Hall  
October 20 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues  
October 21 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution  
October 22 – Saint Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Landing  
October 27 – Cordova, TN @ Skatepark of Memphis  
October 30 – Houston, TX @ Meridian  
October 31 – San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit  
November 2 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre  
November 3 – San Diego, CA @ SOMA  
November 4 – Hollywood, CA @ The Avalon  
November 5 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues  
November 7 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore  
November 8 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater  
November 9 – Seattle, WA @ Fenix 
November 10 – Vancouver, BC @ Croatian Cultural Center  
November 11 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall  
November 12 – Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room  
November 16 – Denver, CO @ Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom  
November 19 – Minneapolis, MN @ Quest Club  
November 27 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s Down Under  
November 29 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza  
November 30 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa  
December 2 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

Alice in Chains – Announce Comprehensive 2-CD Collection, Video Player

Ten years after their last concert, ALICE IN CHAINS has decided to reclaim their heritage and embark on a surprise U.S. club tour as a warm up for their 5-month tour of the UK and Europe.  They returned for several U.S. festival dates and will pick up again in the fall (dates to be announced soon). The band looks forward to its 20th anniversary next year with the release of The Essential Alice In Chains, which will arrive in stores September 5th on Columbia/Legacy, a division of Sony BMG Music Entertain­ment.

The first comprehensive two-CD collection ever issued on ALICE IN CHAINS is a chronological ascent from 1990 (four cuts from their debut album, Facelift, including “We Die Young,” title track of the three-song Columbia debut EP released earlier that year) up through 1999, (“Get Born Again” and “Died,” the two newly recorded tracks on their three-CD box set retrospective, Music Bank). The Essential Alice In Chains gathers its 28 selections from all four original albums they recorded, Facelift (1990), Dirt (1992), the self-titled Alice In Chains (1995), and the live ‘acoustic’ MTV Unplugged (1996), as well as from their two EPs, SAP (1992) and Jar Of Flies (1994). Also included are remixes of their two songs from the Last Action Hero original motion picture soundtrack album (1993, the only band with two cuts on the album).

A video player for the collection can be found here.

Guns N’ Roses – Announce Two San Francisco Shows

GUNS N’ ROSES has announced two small San Francisco shows at The Warfield in the month of September. Tickets for the gigs will cost $75 and go on sale this Sunday with opening bands yet to be announced.

September 20 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
September 21 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield

Cannibal Corpse, Dying Fetus, Necrophagist – More Tour Dates Announced

Another date has been released for CANNIBAL CORPSE‘s headlining North American tour with DYING FETUS, NECROPHAGIST, and UNMERCIFUL:

November 10 – Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
November 14 – Montreal, QC @ Le Medley
November 21 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
December 6 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues

Brutal Truth – Re-Issue Details Divulged; Band Regroups For Exclusive Dates

Relapse Records has set an October 17th North American release date (October 23rd internationally) for the reissue of Sounds of the Animal Kingdom (1997) and the preceding Kill Trend Suicide mini-CD (1996) from seminal ’90s grindcore / extreme metal outfit BRUTAL TRUTH.

These recordings, heralded by metal publications the world over in their day, will be released in one specially-priced, re-mastered package. The reissue will also include bonus video footage in the form of the bands scarcely seen ‘Dead Smart‘ video, extensive and exhaustive liner notes from each member of the band, and a forward from Choosing Death author Albert Mudrian. For more information on this reissue, please click here.

In the wake of the reissue, BRUTAL TRUTH has regrouped and will perform a handful of exclusive dates. In addition to the previously announced September 3rd show at Chicago’s Electric City Rockfest, the band has added performances as part of the Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles 6-Pack Weekend IV and the 2007 edition of the Maryland Deathfest.

Drummer Rich Hoak comments on the bands reunion; “The original impetus for the reformation of BRUTAL TRUTH was a quick recording session of an EYEHATEGOD cover song (‘Sister F*cker‘) for a compilation to benefit our friends in the band, who had lost all of their musical equipment in the Hurricane Katrina disaster. As we were grinding and smoking, we considered the current state of the planet and it became obvious to us that the world needs BRUTAL TRUTH now more than ever!” Hoak continues, “We are totally psyched to be back together and grinding to the extreme! We’re looking forward to seeing our old fans again, meeting new fans and, of course, busting out the most extreme grind possible!”

BRUTAL TRUTH bassist Dan Lilker adds; “After 8 years of not playing psychotically fast grind music, it feels damn good to be doing it again. Look out cause we’re about twice as fast now.”

For more information on BRUTAL TRUTH check out the band’s official MySpace page.

Waco Jesus – Massive Update

Chicago grinders WACO JESUS have posted numerous updates on their official website. The band recently returned after a strenuous legal battle with Morbid Records, the band’s previous label. A new cd has also been recorded entitled “Receptive When Beaten” (cover seen here) and two tracks can he heard here. Touring as well as additional projects are expected in the short future.

Maryland Deathfest V – More Bands Announced – Brutal Truth Set To Headline!

Seven more bands have been announced for next year’s highly anticipated Maryland Deathfest V, set to take place on May 26th and 27th at Sonar in Baltimore, MD. The current confirmed line-up is as follows:

GUT (Germany)
ORIGIN (Kansas)
FOETOPSY (Wisconsin)
EXHALE (Sweden)

You can discuss the festival here.

Peeping Tom – Set To Open For The Who!

Mike Patton‘s latest project, PEEPING TOM, have been confirmed to open for rock legends THE WHO on the following North American dates:

September 12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wachovia Center
September 13 – Wantagh, NY @ Jones Beach
September 15 – Ottawa, ON @ Scotiabank Place
September 16 – Boston, MA @ TD Banknorth Garden (Fleet Center)
September 18 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
September 19 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
September 21 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center

The group also has the following stops left on its current tour:

August 15 – Atlantic City, NJ @ House of Blues w/ Gnarls Barkley
August 16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw w/ Dub Trio
August 17 – New York, NY @ Central Park SummerStage w/ Gnarls Barkley

Chris Cornell – Announce 13th Album of his Career – Works With Bond Composer

CHRIS CORNELL, the singer-songwriter who brought us SOUNDGARDEN, AUDIOSLAVE and TEMPLE OF THE DOG, has announced the 13th album of his career.  Working with Grammy Award-winning British super-producer Steve Lillywhite (U2, ROLLING STONES, MORRISSEY, DAVE MATTEWS BAND), pre-production on the album has already begun, recording will being in September and the album is set for an early 2007 release on Interscope Records. 

CHRIS CORNELL recently wrote and recorded with James Bond composer David Arnold the main title song, “You Know My Name,” for the new James Bond adventure, Casino Royale.  The original song will most likely appear on Cornell’s solo album.  No stranger to having songs featured in films, as a rock wordsmith, Cornell contributed to the psychological thriller Bug starring Harry Connick Jr., Miami Vice, Talladega Nights, Collateral, Mission Impossible: II, Pump Up the Volume, Wayne’s World, True Romance, Feeling Minnesota (a title lifted from one of Cornell’s own SOUNDGARDEN lyrics), Great Expectations, Blast from the Past and Cameron Crowe’s Seattle-based film Singles, in which he also gives an on-camera cameo performance.

Cornell, inspired by songwriters from ELVIS COSTELLO to BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, says that his own lyrical approach leans on stream-of-consciousness, “getting out of my own way” to allow themes to naturally arise, whether topical or biographical.  “The most exciting thing is to let yourself expose your true, vulnerable feelings, which is what resonates with people most,” he explains.  As far as his vocal style, he points to such R&B singers as Otis Redding and Aretha Franklin for showing masterfully how emotion can best be conveyed, even in subtle phrasing, also praising Bob Marley’s expressive range and Tom Waits’ use of his voice as an instrument.

Ranked 12th in MTV’s “22 Greatest Voices in Music” survey, ahead of such icons as DAVID BOWIE, STEVEN TYLER, and BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, Cornell has been called “the single most dynamic rock and roll force produced by the Grunge Revolution of the early ‘90s.” CHRIS CORNELL recently opened a new restaurant in Paris, Black Calavados (BC) and is currently the face of the new John Varvatos ad campaign.

The Haunted – Announce Release Date and Information About Next Studio Album

Sweden’s THE HAUNTED – labelled as “the single greatest exponents of balls-out metal in the world” (KERRANG! Magazine) –  are about to return with the follow-up to 2004’s critically acclaimed “rEVOLVEr” album, which saw original vocalist Peter Dolving return to the band’s ranks and resulted in the ultimate contemporary masterpiece for the whole extreme music movement!

On October 30, 2006, THE HAUNTED will release “The Dead Eye”, the band’s fifth official studio album, guitarist Anders Bjrler comments on the working process:

“I just got the final master from Tue Madsen (our producer) with all the tracks in the final order, and it simply sounds killer. Completing “The Dead Eye” basically took all spring, starting with some rehearsing and pre-production early January. We left the Antfarm studio in early June a bit perplexed but with a sense of having created something very strong and powerful. You always feel a bit weird after a recording session. It’s hard to distance yourself from your work, but this time we all felt that we had accomplished something out of the ordinary. Working with Tue Madsen as engineer/producer has been great, and it surely reflects on the album. Tue has the same kind of musical background as all of us, so it was pretty easy to communicate ideas and to explain our vision.”

In addition to that, THE HAUNTED just celebrated their tenth year of existence after being founded on July 27, 1996. Guitarist Anders on this special moment in the band’s history:

“We wish to thank all the people that have been working with us from the start, and of course a big thanks to our fans supporting us through the years!”

 THE HAUNTED will play some well chosen dates around the release of “The Dead Eye“ to showcase their brand new album the UK show is:

November 11 – London, England @ TBA

As announced last week, THE HAUNTED will also be making a special one off headlining festival appearance at DAMNATION FESTIVAL on October 6.

Soulfly – Marc Rizzo – To Perform at Autism Benefit Show this Sunday

On Sunday, August 20, SOULFLY guitarist Marc Rizzo will be performing at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ as part of a benefit for the Garden Academy.  The Garden Academy is a group started by parents of children with autism.  This benefit will raise money for the Garden Academy school, which specifically deals with the needs of autistic children, opening this September 2006.  Tickets are $20, all proceeds of which will go to the school, and can either be purchased at the Stone Pony box office or through TicketMaster.  The event starts at 2pm and is presented by Phlamencore Entertainment.  For more information and to see a flyer for the event, please go to:

Metal for the Brain Festival – Tentative Lineup and Playing Times Revealed for Aussie Metalfest

Australia’s can now exclusively reveal the tentative lineup and playing times for the last ever METAL FOR THE BRAIN FESTIVAL has been officially announced and the full website launched: along with an official forum which has been running for a few days:

Please note there are minor discrepancies between the details below and those on the website in reference to the stages some bands are playing. Information is subject to change and will be updated as required. Details below.

Utopia Stage

1. The Daylight Curse (10:30am – 11:00am)
2. Darkest Dawn (11:30am – 12:00pm)
3. Shigella (12:30pm – 1:00pm)
4. Switchblade (1:30pm – 2:00pm)
5. Clagg (2:30pm – 3:00pm)
6. Degeneracy (3:30pm – 4:00pm)
7. Rosskopp (4:30pm – 5:00pm)
8. The Day Everything Became Nothing (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
9. Infernal Method (6:30pm – 7:00pm)
10. Frankenbok (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
11. Carpathian (8:30pm – 9:00pm)
12. Alarum (9:30pm – 10:00pm)
13. Alchemist (10:30pm – 11:10pm)
14. I Killed The Prom Queen (11:50pm – 12:30am) Stage

1. Ghastly (10:15am – 10:45am)
2. Choke (11:15am – 11:45am)
3. Samsara (12:15pm – 12:45pm)
4. 4 Dead (1:15pm – 1:45pm)
5. Ruins (2:15pm – 2:45pm)
6. Plague (3:15pm – 3:45pm)
7. Sakkuth (4:15pm – 4:45pm)
8. Earth (5:15pm – 5:45pm)
9. M.S.I. (6:15pm – 6:45pm)
10. Gospel of the Horns (7:15pm – 7:45pm)
11. Captain Cleanoff (8:15pm – 8:45pm)
12. Blood Duster (9:15pm – 9:45pm)

Triple J Stage

1. 12seppuku (10:00am – 10:30am)
2. Kill for Satan (11:00am – 11:30am)
3. Log (12:00pm – 12:30pm)
4. Lord (1:00pm – 1:30pm)
5. Inane Eminence (2:00pm – 2:30pm)
6. Contrive (3:00pm – 3:30pm)
7. Ebolie (4:00pm – 4:30pm)
8. Minus Life (5:00pm – 5:30pm)
9. Shifosi (6:00pm – 6:30pm)
10. Pod People (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
11. Dreadnaught (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
12. Fuck…I’m Dead (9:00pm – 9:30pm)
13. The Furor (10:00pm – 10:30pm)
14. Vanishing Point (11:10pm – 11:50pm)
15. Skinless (12:30am – 1:30am)

Nevermore Nevermore, In Memory & The Politics Of Ecstasy Re-issues to Include Bonus Material

Seattle’s NEVERMORE have opened their vault unveiling previously unreleased material to be included as bonus content for the September 5th re-issues of their three early releases: Nevermore, In Memory, and The Politics Of Ecstasy. All three classics are presented with revamped artwork, as well as extended liner notes written by metal’s premier journalist Martin Popoff with contributions from frontman Warrel Dane. All three releases and their bonus content have been remastered as well, intensifying the audio experience. 

After the break-up of cult metal band SANCTUARY, former members vocalist Warrel Dane, bassist Jim Sheppard, and guitarist Jeff Loomis formed the band NEVERMORE, signing with the then-young metal label Century Media and releasing their self-titled debut in 1995. Century Media is proud to present the original release expanded with five bonus tracks, as well the video for “What Tomorrow Knows”.

The debut’s follow-up was the darker, more melancholic In Memory EP which expanded the band’s daringly intense, technically flawless style with an entirely new dimension that is still part of their unique sound. Now featuring exclusive demo recordings, today’s version of the EP reaches album length and is an essential collector’s item for long-term fans as well as a great starting point for new ones.

NEVERMORE’s second full-length album, 1996’s The Politics Of Ecstasy, was graced by a monstrous sound and featured songs that have remained fan favorites and in the band’s live set. The band’s classic cover of Judas Priest’s “Love Bites” as well as the video for “Next In Line” expands this masterly work of lyrical cynicism, depressing moods and brilliant musicianship.

NEVERMORE Nevermore CD Reissue

Original album tracklist:

1. What Tomorrow Knows
2. C.B.F.
3. The Sanity Assassin
4. Garden Of Gray
5. Sea Of Possibilities
6. The Hurting Words
7. Timothy Leary
8. Godmoney

Bonus Tracks:

9. The System’s Failing
10. The Dreaming Mind (unreleased) from Spring 1992 Demo
11. World Unborn (unreleased) from Spring 1992 Demo
12. Chances Three (unreleased) from Spring 1992 Demo
13. Utopia (unreleased) from 1992 Demo
Total running time: 61:54

Video Enhancement: What Tomorrow Knows  

NEVERMORE In Memory Reissue

Original EP tracklist:

1. Optimist Or Pessimist
2. Matricide
3. In Memory
4. Silent Hedges / Double Dare
5. The Sorrowed Man

Bonus Tracks:

6. The Tiananmen Man (Demo)
7. The Seven Tongues Of God (Demo)
8. Passenger (Demo)
9. This Sacrament (Demo)
10. 42147 (Instrumental / Demo)
Total running time: 53:17


NEVERMORE The Politics Of Ecstasy CD Reissue

Original album tracklist:

1. The Seven Tongues Of God
2. This Sacrament
3. Next In Line
4. Passenger
5. The Politics Of Ecstasy
6. Lost
7. The Tiananmen Man
8. Precognition (Instrumental)
9. 42147
10. The Learning

Bonus Tracks:

11. Love Bites (Judas Priest cover version)
Total running time: 67:54

Video Enhancement: Next In Line

Unearth, Bleeding Through – More Tour Dates Released

More dates have been released for the upcoming Sanctity of Brothers tour featuring UNEARTH, BLEEDING THROUGH, TERROR, and THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD:

September 7 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
September 8 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
September 9 – Chicago, IL @ Congress Theatre
September 10 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Quest
September 11 – Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont Club
September 12 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
September 13 – Magna, UT @ The Avalon
September 15 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
September 16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern Theatre
September 17 – San Diego, CA @ Soma
September 18 – Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
September 19 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
September 21 – San Antonio, TX @ Graham Central Station
September 22 – Houston, TX @ Club V
September 23 – Dallas, TX @ Gypsy Ballroom
September 25 – Atlanta, GA @ Dekalb Atlanta Center
September 26 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
September 27 – Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
September 28 – New York, NY @ Nokia Theatre
September 29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
September 30 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

Ulcerate – Two New Songs Posted Online!

Two mp3’s, “Becoming The Lycanthrope” and “Martyr Of The Soil,” off the forthcoming highly anticipated album “Of Fracture And Failure” from New Zealand based brutal death metallers ULCERATE have been posted online here. The album has been recorded and mixed by the band, and mastering duties were in the hands of Alan Douches at West West Side Music and is currently available for pre-order through Neurotic Records.

Fuck The Facts – Making of “Stigmata High-Five” Video Posted Online

FUCK THE FACTS have uploaded a small behind the scenes video of the making of their upcoming new album, Stigmata High-Five, here. The album will be released on August 22nd through Relapse Records.

SOiL – Post New Studio Version of ‘Give it Up’ Online feat. Static-X’s Wayne Static

Chicago’s SOiL have posted up a brand new version of the studio track ‘Give it Up’ that now features STATIC-X frontman Wayne Static lending a helping hand on vocals. You can stream the track at this location.

Psytoxia – New Song Posted Online

New York goregrind/death metallers PSYTOXIA have posted a new song entitled “Audio Is Like Video But Without The Pictures” over at their official MySpace page for your listening pleasure.

Misogyny – New Song Posted Online

You can check out a new track called “Scenecore Cumrag” by MISOGYNY over at the band’s official MySpace page. The song features Uffe Nylin of STABWOUND fame on vocals.

Converge – “No Heroes” Cover Art Posted Online

The cover art for CONVERGE‘s upcoming new album, No Heroes, has been posted online here. The album will be released on October 24th through Epitaph, and the tracklisting is as follows:

01. Heartache
02. Hellbound
03. Sacrifice
04. Vengeance
05. Weight Of The World
06. No Heroes
07. Plagues
08. Grim Heart / Black Rose
09. Orphaned
10. Lonewolves
11. Versus
12. Trophy Scars
13. Bare My Teeth
14. To The Lions

Amon Amarth – Brand New Music – ‘Cry of the Black Birds’ Streaming

Brand new music from AMON AMARTH titled ‘Cry of the Black Birds’, from their forthcoming Metal Blade Records release, has been posted online. You can snag or stream the tune at this location. The band’s next effort is expected sometime in October along with new GOD DETHRONED.

Out For Blood – Prepare for S/T Release – Tracklisting and Exclusive Downloads Up

OUT FOR BLOOD are set to release their new self-titled album internationally on September 18 through the UK’s The Devil Knows You’re Dead Records.

New tracks from the disc are up on the band’s MySpace for both streaming and download, with an exclusive track up for grabs on the label’s site.

Tracklisting for the S/T album is as follows:

1. ****
2. Keep No Cunt Alive
3. Unsustainable Liver Treatment
4. Last Bullet, Last Day
5. Thirst For Blood
6. Your Lies, Your Suffering
7. Ears Will Be Bleeding
8. Smell The Trail Of The Blood
9. Left To Rot
10. Homicidal
11. Violent Delusions

Features exclusive artwork by Chris (Narcosis), produced and mixed by Andy Faulkner (Bolt Thrower) mastered by Eyal Levi (Arsis, Misery Index, Daath).

Army of Anyone – feat. ex-STP, Filter – First Single ‘Goodbye’ Up for Full/Free Download

Fans who enjoyed ARMY OF ANYONE’s AOL Stream of the song ‘Goodbye’ can now download the full MP3 for the band’s first single at this location.


Ray Luzier (ex-DAVID LEE ROTH)
Richard Patrick (ex-FILTER)

The band teamed with famed producer Bob Ezrin on their debut album, due out later this year on the new label started by The Firm management company.

ARMY OF ANYONE will shoot their video for ‘Goodbye’ in LA next Thursday August 17.  Fans are welcome to come be part of the shoot, so stay tuned to for details on how to be a video star with ARMY OF ANYONE.

A.M. Conspiracy – Jason “Gong” Jones – New Music Up

A.M. CONSPIRACY, featuring former DROWNING POOL frontman Jason “Gong” Jones, has released new music to the net. You can check out two new tunes online at the band’s MySpace account.