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“Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey” – DVD Release Info

Heavy Metal has long been a stigmatized musical genre characterized by aggressive rhythms, dark lyrics and satanic worship. “Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey” is a ground-breaking film that explores the history of how these stereotypes came to be and explains the motivation and truth behind the music through candid interviews with Metal icons including ROB ZOMBIE, ALICE COOPER, DEE SNIDER, DIO, TONY IOMMI, BRUCE DICKINSON, LEMMY KILLMEISTER and many more. “Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey” 2-disc set will be released by Warner Home Video on May 23, 2006 for $24.98 just in time for Metal’s most popular music festivals such as Ozzfest, Gigantour and Sounds Of Underground kick off. Order due date is April 18, 2006.

Sam Dunn, a thirty-year-old anthropologist, has been fascinated by the culture of Heavy Metal since he was twelve years old. In an effort to study its origin and cultural impact, he sets out on a global journey to find out why this music has been consistently stereotyped, dismissed and condemned and yet is loved so passionately by its millions of fans. Along the way, Sam explores metal’s obsession with some of life’s most provocative subjects – sexuality, religion, violence and death – and discovers some things about the culture that even he can’t defend. Shot on location in the UK, Germany, Norway, Canada and the US, this documentary is the first of its kind. It is both a defense of a long-misunderstood art form and a window for the outsider into the spectacle that is heavy metal.

“Heavy metal music has an enormous worldwide following that many people are unaware of because it has been overshadowed by images of violence and mosh pits,” said Tehya Kopp, WHV Senior Director, Special Interest Marketing. “This documentary digs into the stereotypes and misconceptions about the artists’ motivations behind the lyrics and harsh sound and explores the real side of Metal in a way that appeals to Metal and non-Metal fans alike. It’s an eye-opening documentary that is both informative and enjoyable to all audiences.”

“Metal: A Headbanger’s History” contains over 87 minutes of special features including:

– 16 extended interviews with Metal Rock icons
– 20-minute mini-documentary on Norwegian Black Metal
– Footage with Lemmy from Motörhead at the Rainbow
– Director’s commentary.
– Travel Out-takes
– An awesome interactive metal history family tree, created specifically for the DVD

Stampin’ Ground – Set to Co-Headline Damnation Festival 2006 in Manchester, England

UK hardcore legends STAMPIN’ GROUND, no-frills bastards MURDER ONE and black metallers THE AXIS OF PERDITION will bolster the British contingent ripping up DAMNATION FESTIVAL 2006 this October 15, in Manchester.

They will be joined by three of the UK’s finest rising acts; muscle-bound groove metallers HEAD-ON, extreme metalcore from London in the shape of KINGSIZE BLUES and exciting thrash upstarts EVILE.

The Acacia Strain – Paul Romano Made Artwork Available

Massachusetts’ purveyors of all things heavy, THE ACACIA STRAIN, have unveiled cover artwork for the forthcoming ‘The Dead Walk’ here. Paul Romano (MASTODON, THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD) handled the album’s artwork. The record has been confirmed for a June 2006 release through Prosthetic Records, with producer Adam Dutkiewicz (KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) returning to the fold after also producing 2004’s ‘3750.’ The band has already posted demo versions of two songs set to appear on the new album on the band’s MySpace page (http://www.myspace.com/theacaciastrain). Meanwhile, The Acacia Strain is still out on the “Undoing Ruin 2006″ tour alongside DARKEST HOUR, HIMSA, A LIFE ONCE LOST, DEAD TO FALL through March 30.

The End Records – Making “Alternate Endings” Disc Available – Streaming Online, Tracklisting Up

The End Records will make the following upcoming compilation available for the first time at their SXSW showcase on March 16, 2006.

The compilation entitled, “Alternate Endings”, features songs from their 2006 upcoming releases. Many of the songs will be available for the first time including songs by VOIVOD, GIANT SQUID, ALLAGOCH, VIRGIN BLACK, DISSECTION, etc.

Various tracks from the compilation will become available at MP3.com for full streaming on March 22 here.

The complete album will be available for streaming on March 23 at this location. Also the compilation will be available from The End mail-order (The Omega) at no charge with every purchase.

The complete tracklisting is as follows:

1. Voivod – The X-Stream* album: Katorz (The End)
2. Gathering – Shortest Day album: Home (The End)
3. Green Carnation – Alone album: The Acoustic Verses (The End)
4. Head Control System – Wonderworld album: Murder Nature (The End)
5. Giant Squid – Neonate* album: Metridium Field (The End)
6. Agalloch – Falling Snow* album: Ashes Against The Grain (The End)
7. Virgin Black – Adelaide Symphony Orchestra sessions** album: Requiem The End)
8. Sleepytime Gorilla Museum – Sleep Is Wrong album: Grand Opening And Closing (reissue) (The End)
9. Dissection – Starless Aeon album: Reinkaos (The End)
10. Unexpect – Megalomaniac Trees album: In A Flesh Aquarium (The End)
11. Thine Eyes Bleed – Cold Victim album: In The Wake Of Separation (The End)
12. Sadus – Sick album: Out For Blood (Mascot)
13. Impaled Nazarene – For Those Who Have Fallen album: Pro Patria Finlandia (Osmose)
14. Laethora – Black Void Remembrance * album: March Of The Parasite (Unruly Sounds)
15. Yyrkoon – Signs album: Unhealthy Opera (Osmose)

* denotes alternate mix and will differ from album version
** string excerpts. full instrumentation not represented

Marten Andersson – Starwood, George Lynch, Lizzy Borden UPdate

STARWOOD/GEORGE LYNCH/LIZZY BORDEN bassist Marten Andersson has checked in with a fan-focused update for all:

“It’s been a while since I posted something on here. Sorry about that. A lot of stuff have been going on and it has been nonstop for me for a while but I would not have it any other way. After finishing the tour with GEORGE LYNCH (thanks guys, I hope you had as much fun as I did) we did something like 26 shows in 30 days so it was pretty grueling! I went straight in the studio and finished my bass tracks for the new STARWOOD record. I am very proud of the new songs and my playing. Lizzy is in there belting out his vocal tracks right now and everything sounds amazing. I can’t wait for it to come out, this will be a great CD.”

“We got an official LIZZY BORDEN Myspace page up and running, if you care to check it out here. Speaking of LIZZY BORDEN.. We went to a party Friday night for the movie “The Decline of Western Civilization: The Porno Years”. Talk about full circle but in a weird twisted different dimension type way. (Thanks to Tom “Mr. Open Bar” Farrell at Hustler for hooking us up).”

“The GEORGE LYNCH show in Thailand this Saturday (March 17) has been called off. I guess I jumped the gun when I told some friends about it. I will of course post any updates and upcoming shows on the website, keep checking back or sign up for my mailing list to get news by email.”

“Until next time, my best, always!”

SOiL – Looking for Video Extras – 10 Years Dates Announced

SOiL will be doing a video casting call for this weekend for their upcoming single, ‘Give It Up’ from their DRT Entertainment debut “True Self”. Requirements for interested participants are as follows:

“We are looking for some hardcore, cool looking, dirty ass Muther Fuckers to come be throw down in a killer “under ground” fight scene that will featured us!!! The theme will be a girl getting beat down and picked on at work and takes a lot of shit, but in her secret life she is a BAD ASS underground fighter that takes out her aggressions in the ring with NO HOLDS BARRED!!! We are only looking for a few people, so respond to this message ASAP! If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, check out the requirements and see if you are able to be down with filming with us:”

– Must be 18 or over (sorry … Legal bullshit!)
– Must have a Killer, Bad ass image and Dress the part!
– No shirts or other paraphernalia with corporate endorsements, swear words, bands or logos. Lots of dark colors, wrist bands spikes…shit that looks tough!

“We are looking for Guys and Girls with Tattoos, piercing, shaved heads, dreads … and basically look like you want to kick some ass! Oh and girls, please look eXXXtra SExY of course!!!”

“The Shoot starts PROMPTLY at 7AM on Saturday, March 18th and will go well into the night, so it will be a long day.”

“The location is in the near northside of Chicago. We don’t care were you come from, but if you say you are going to show up, DO IT!”

“There will be food provided all day as well as a little wrap up party when the day is done.”

“There is no cash pay involved but We will feed you, there will be plenty of SOiL swag on hand and we will supply you all with a DVD copy of the video as soon as we get em!”

SOiL will also be playing some regional shows with 10 YEARS. Dates are as follows:

April 6 – Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
April 7 – Traverse City, MI @ Streeters
April 8 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall

Helloween, Kingdom Come – VA Show Announced

Another dates has been released for HELLOWEEN‘s tour later this year with KINGDOM COME:

October 16 – New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club
October 18 – Springfield, VA @ Jaxx

Spawn of Possession – Track Listing And Cover Art Revealed

Neurotic Records’ SPAWN OF POSSESSION recently released the full tracklisting of their sophomore album, entitled “Noctambulant.” The album contains 10 tracks, one being an instrumental intro, as well as several guest contributions, to be revealed later on. The full tracklisting, in proper order, is:

01. Inception
02. Lash by Lash
03. Solemn they Await
04. Render my Prey
05. Eve of Contempt
06. Sour Flow
07. By a Thousand Deaths Fulfilled
08. Dead & Grotesque
09. In My Own Greed
10. Scorched

In other news the album cover, created by Pär Olofsson (PSYCROPTIC, a.o.) has been revealed and can be shown here. An MP3 as well as pre-ordering possibilities, including a limited edition T-Shirt/CD/Poster package, are expected to go online within a week from now.

Job For A Cowboy – New Demo Track Posted Online

Arizona’s JOB FOR A COWBOY have posted the following update:

“We just got back from Blue Light Audio Media Studios with Corey Spotts and Matt Brown with a brand new track that we laid out over this past week. The new demo track, “Entities,” is now posted on our MySpace and PureVolume, so be sure to check that out!”

In Flames, Nevermore – More U.S. Tour Dates Released

More dates have been released for IN FLAMES‘ upcoming headlining tour featuring THROWDOWN, NEVERMORE, and EVERGREY:

May 5 – New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
May 6 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
May 8 – Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
May 9 – Jacksonville, NC @ Planet Rock
May 11 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
May 12 – Fort Wayne, IN @ Piere’s
May 13 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room
May 15 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada
May 16 – Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
May 23 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
May 26 – Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre
May 28 – Tallahassee, FL @ The Beta Bar
May 30 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution

Fear Factory, Suffocation, Hypocrisy – Team Up For Tour?

According to the venue’s web site, FEAR FACTORY, SUFFOCATION, HYPOCRISY, and DECAPITATED will be performing at Jaxx in Springfield, VA on November 7th.

Staind – Initial Jagermeister Music Tour Dates Released

Initial dates have been released for the Spring edition of this year’s Jagermeister Music Tour featuring STAIND, THREE DAYS GRACE, and HURT:

April 20 – McAllen, TX @ La Villa Real Special Events Center
April 22 – Lubbock, TX @ LoneStar Amphitheatre
April 23 – San Angelo, TX @ San Angelo Coliseum
April 25 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
April 26 – Wichita Falls, TX @ Kay Yeager Coliseum
April 28 – Pensacola, FL @ Pensacola Civic Center
May 2 – Knoxville, TN @ Knoxville Aud. & Coliseum
May 3 – Little Rock, AR @ Clear Channel Metroplex
May 6 – Jackson, MS @ Crawfish Festival
May 12 – Temecula, CA @ Pechanga Resort & Casino
May 16 – Colorado Springs, CO @ World Arena
May 17 – Rapid City, SD @ Rushmore Plaza
May 20 – Duluth, MN @ Pioneer Hall
May 21 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave / Eagles Club
May 23 – Chicago, IL @ Congress Theatre
May 24 – Springfield, IL @ Prairie Capital Conv. Ctr.

Dissection – New York City Show Announced

Swedish legends DISSECTION will be performing at the B.B. King Blues Club in New York City on July 7th. According to the venue’s web site, it will be the band’s only East Coast appearance.

Demilich, Biolich – Initial U.S. Tour Dates Released

Finnish death metal legends DEMILICH will be teaming up with New York’s BIOLICH for a U.S. tour after their appearance at this year’s Maryland Deathfest. The first dates to be announced are as follows:

May 31 – New York, NY @ North Six w/ Electro Quarterstaff
June 3 – Austin, TX @ T.B.A.
June 4 – Houston, TX @ T.B.A.
June 6 – El Paso, TX @ CHIC’s
June 7 – Glendale, AZ @ Bulldogz
June 9 – San Diego, CA @ The Jumping Turtle

More details will be posted as they’re released.

Bloodletting North America V – First Dates Released

Initial dates have been released for the upcoming Bloodletting North America V tour featuring DEEDS OF FLESH, VILE, SEVERE TORTURE, and DECREPIT BIRTH:

July 14 – Corona, CA @ Showcase Theater
July 15 – San Marcos, CA @ Jumping Turtle
July 16 – Hollywood, CA @ Knitting Factory
July 18 – Albuquerque, NM @ The Compound

Arsis – Writing Complete For New Album

ARSIS drummer Michael Van Dyne has posted the following update regarding the band’s upcoming new album:

“Ok it’s taken us a little bit longer than originally planned, but the writing for the next album is now 100% complete. I really think these are some of the best songs we’ve ever done by far, so it’s better off that it’s taken us a little extra time. I’m recording all the drum tracks at the end of the month (the 27-29th) at the same studio I recorded the drums at for ADFR. Jim will probably be recording all the other tracks shortly after we get done with the NECROPHAGIST tour. The album will be 9 songs – 8 brand new originals and a surprise cover.”

Peeping Tom – Track Listing Revealed, Release Date Set

Ipecac Records has released the following update regarding Mike Patton’s long awaited PEEPING TOM album:

“It is truly hard to beleive it is almost here!!!!
PEEPING TOM
The notorious project that Mike Patton has been working on for over 6 years! The mysterious leaked demos! Which label will it be on? Who are the guests? What will it sound like? Is Mike singing? Where did the Warriors season go wrong? Will they tour?
A lot of these questions will be answered soon!!!!!!
IPECAC RECORDINGS is proud to announce that PEEPING TOM “self titled” full length debut release will be unveiled on May 30th!
Mike Patton will be joined by an impressive lineup of guests. Here is what you get for your hard earned cash:

1. Five Seconds (featuring Odd Nosdam)
2. Mojo (featuring Rahzel and Dan the Automator)
3. Don’t Even Trip (featuring Amon Tobin)
4. Getaway (featuring Kool Keith)
5. Your Neighborhood Spaceman (featuring Jel and Odd Nosdam)
6. Kill The DJ (featuring Massive Attack)
7. Caipirinha (featuring Bebel Gilberto)
8. Celebrity Death Match (featuring Kid Koala)
9. How U Feelin? (featuring Doseone)
10. Sucker (featuring Norah Jones)
11. We’re Not Alone (featuring Dub Trio)

Tub Ring – Release Statement About Incident Between Them and Black My Heart

TUB RING have released the following explanation about the confrontation that took place between them and BLACK MY HEART at a recent show:

Carmel, IN 3-11-2006

- Tub Ring plays last out of 6 bands. All are hardcore / straight edge.
- Tub Ring sets last 35 minutes, no banter between songs, TR plays song to song to song, non-stop. NOTHING was said to the audience through the PA except right before TR starts playing… when jokingly TR remarks “you are going to need to listen to Elton John for a week to get all that hardcore out of your systems”
- Tub Ring plays for about 20 minutes, as TR plays, members of all the opening hardcore bands gathering on both sides of the stage watching TR play. FULL bottles of water begin to be thrown @ TR by these band members, then… a metal lock box, then out of nowhere a HUGE barstool is hurled, which hits TR’s guitarist JEFF, breaking the headstock off of his guitar. Another chair hits Rob in the head, and then smashes his keyboard up.
- Tub Ring stops playing, and bassist Trevor follows fleeing hardcore band
assailants out into the hall behind the stage. Trevor confronts a dozen or so band members – not knowing who had thrown the barstool… and asks “what was that all about, and who’s paying for that guitar?” – he is met by numerous responses including “you talk SH*T about hardcore, that’s what you get”. Trevor is then HEADBUTTED by Wheeler (singer of “Black My Heart”) leaving both of them with bleeding cuts. Trevor now needs stitches on his face.
- All 5 hardcore bands begin to flee the scene, but thanks to a couple of quick thinking TR fans, their vans get boxed in the parking lot. Cops arrive & take pictures of the damage to Tub Ring’s equipment and of Trevor’s injuries, and Wheeler singer of “Black My Heart” is arrested and taken to jail. Nobody could confirm who actually had thrown the barstool which broke Tub Ring’s equipment, but when asked all members of all 5 bands were heard to respond with comments such as “that’s what you get for talking SH*T about hardcore” or “you’re lucky the cops are here now or else we’d finish you off”.

if anyone wants to dispute this story, or wants to claim TR said ANYTHING @
all derogatory about any of the HC bands or the SE way of life from stage that night… we have video of the whole show available shot by a fan.
Unfortunately the video did not have an angle which can identify the person
who threw the barstool.

Just a side note – when TR members asked the H/C band memebers “what did we say about H/C music that offended you?” – none of them even knew. None of them even brought up the Elton John statement, they all just said “we heard you were talking shit about H/C + S/E”

Skinless – Finish Recording New Album

SKINLESS have released the following update:

We have just finished recording and mixing our new album “Trample The Weak, Hurdle The Dead,” and now it’s off to Scott Hull at Visceral Sound for mastering. A release date of June 13th is set through Relapse Records. Orion at Relapse has a sick album cover and layout coming along.The track listing is as follows:

1. Overlord
2. A Unilateral Disgust
3. Deviation Will Not Be Tolerated
4. Trample The Weak, Hurdle The Dead
5. Spoils Of The Sycophant
6. Endvisioned
7. Execution Of Reason
8. Wicked World (Sabbath cover)

Full tour plans are in the works including a European tour in the fall with Malevolent Creation and Disgorge. More North American dates to come. Shows set in stone so far are:

April 28 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
April 29 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (NEMHF)
April 30 – New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club
May 20 – Middletown, NY @ Orange County Fair Grounds
May 27 – Baltimore, MD @ Sonar (Maryland Deathfest)
June 16 – Bucksport, ME @ The Kave
June 17 – Saratoga Winners, Cohoes, NY (CD release show)

New England Metal/Hardcore Fest – Bands/Days Announced

The bands and the days they will be performing has been announced for this year’s New England Metal & Hardcore Festival which will take place at The Palladium in Worcester, MA:

FRIDAY APRIL 28
DOORS OPEN AT 2:30PM
SHOW RUNS UNTIL 1:00AM
RE-ENTRY ALLOWED UNTIL 6:00PM

A Life Once Lost
A Perfect Murder
Alarum
Arsis
Between The Buried And Me
Black Dahlia Murder
Cephalic Carnage
Dead To Fall
Demiricous
Ed Gein
From A Second Story Window
Haste The Day
If Hope Dies
Lacuna Coil
Ligeia
Necrophagist
Neuraxis
Nodes Of Ranvier
Ringworm
Scarlet
Still Remains
Suicide Silence
The Absence
Thine Eyes Bleed
Through The Eyes Of The Dead

SATURDAY APRIL 29:::
DOORS OPEN AT 11:30AM
SHOW RUNS UNTIL 1:00AM
RE-ENTRY ALLOWED UNTIL 6:00PM

100 Demons
Arch Enemy
At All Cost
Caliban
Chimaira
Colin Of Arabia
Cryptopsy
Damnation AD
Death Threat
Embrace The End
Exodus
First Blood
Full Blown Chaos
God Forbid
Hate Eternal
Immolation
In to the Moat
Ion Dissonance
Overcast
Ramallah
Remembering Never
Righteous Jams
Scars Of Tomorrow
Shoot To Kill
Since The Flood
Skinless
Spitfire
Suffocation
Sworn Enemy
Terror
The Acacia Strain
The Classic Struggle
The JonBenet
Turmoil

SUNDAY APRIL 30:::
DOORS OPEN AT 11:30AM
SHOW RUNS UNTIL 1:00AM
RE-ENTRY ALLOWED UNTIL 6:00PM

A Love End Suicide
Bloodlined Calligraphy
Born Victim
Bronx Casket Company
Burn In Silence
Byzantine
Cannae
Cellador
Doom Raider
Dragon Force
Folly
Gamma Ray
Goat Horn
Hypersolid
Inked In Blood
Into Eternity
Light This City
Losa
Mercury Switch
On Broken Wings
Phoenix Morning
Protest The Hero
Sanctity
The Miles Between
Torn Asunder
Trouble
Twelve Tribes
Who Killed The Prom Queen
Wolf
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Black Sabbath – Report From Hall of Fame Induction

The following is from Billboard.com:

“Iconic heavy metal quartet BLACK SABBATH, new-wave pop crossover combo BLONDIE, late jazz legend MILES DAVIS, southern rock mainstays LYNYRD SKYNYRD, notorious punk outfit the SEX PISTOLS and A&M Records co-founders Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last night (March 13) during a ceremony at New York’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. Highlights from the event will be broadcast March 21 on VH1.

METALLICA not only inducted BLACK SABBATH but also ripped into covers of “Hole in the Sky” and “Iron Man,” with vocalist James Hetfield reaching into his highest register to equal Ozzy Osbourne’s signature singing style. “I hereby not only acknowledge but scream from every f*cking rooftop that BLACK SABBATH is and always will be synonymous with heavy metal,” said METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich, sporting a vintage SABBATH t-shirt.

“We did get criticized a lot by the press for many years, but we didn’t take any notice of that,” guitarist Tony Iommi said backstage when asked about how SABBATH defied constant critical bashing on its way to becoming one of the most influental rock bands of all time. “Everything we’ve done, we’ve believed in.”

Live – Initial U.S. Tour Dates Released

LIVE have announced the following U.S. shows:

May 5 – Jackson, MS @ Crawfish Festival
May 6 – Birmingham, AL @ Schaeffer Eye Center
May 9 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
May 11 – New York, NY @ Nokia Theatre Times Square
May 12 – Boston, MA @ Avalon
May 13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
May 14 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
May 19 – Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
May 23 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
July 23 – Cadott, WI @ Rock Fest

Nine Inch Nails – More North American Dates Released

NINE INCH NAILS have confirmed the following dates for their North American spring/summer tour:

May 26 – George, WA – The Gorge Amphitheatre (Sasquatch Festival)

with Bauhaus, TV On the Radio
May 27 – Ridgefield, WA @ Clark County Amphitheater
May 28 – Boise, ID @ Idaho Center Amphitheater
May 30 – Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
May 31 – Albuquerque, NM @ Journal Pavilion
June 2 – San Antonio, TX @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
June 3 – Dallas, TX @ Smirnoff Music Centre
June 4 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
June 6 – Birmingham, AL @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
June 7 – Atlanta, GA @ Hi-Fi Buys Amphitheatre
June 9 – Raleigh, NC @ Alltel Pavilion
June 10 – Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
June 11 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
June 13 – Washington, DC @ Nissan Pavilion
June 14 – Camden, NJ @ Tweeter Center

with Bauhaus, T.B.A.:
June 16 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
June 17 – Wantagh, NY @ Jones Beach Theater
June 18 – Saratoga, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
June 20 – Hartford, CT @ New England Dodge Music Center
June 21 – Portland, ME @ Cumberland County Civic Center
June 23 – Boston, MA @ Tweeter Center
June 24 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Amphitheater
June 25 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
June 27 – Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Theater
June 28 – Columbus, OH @ Germain Amphitheater
June 30 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Post-Gazette Pavilion
July 1 – Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
July 2 – Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheater
July 3 – Indianapolis, IN @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 7 – Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 8 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre

Tub Ring – Attacked By Band With No Sense of Humor

According to a fan’s posting on their official message board, TUB RING was recently attacked by BLACK MY HEART at a recent show:

black my heart… this dumb straight edge hardcore band got all offended coz rob said ‘you guys are gonna have to listen to elton john for a week to get all this hardcore out of your system.’ they got all shitty and threw a bunch of little shit at Tub during their set and then they threw a barstool. it broke jeff’s guitar, rob’s keyboard, and hit both of them…. they threw a lockbox thqat hit jeff’s ankle. trevor went after him and was liek “WTF?!?!” and the guy headbutted trevor and busted up his lip. the cops came and arrested the guy. it was fucked up.”

To view a picture of the retard being arrested, click here.

Anata – Confirmed For Neurotic Deathfest

ANATA are confirmed to appear at the Neurotic Deathfest, set to take place May 13 at the Dynamo club in Eindhoven, Holland. Formerly known at the Rotterdam Deathfest this year’s expanded event has not only moved to Eindhoven but will now involve 15 bands on two stages as well as an enlarged Metal Market.

Already confirmed along with ANATA are GOREROTTED, PSYCROPTIC, DISAVOWED, AVULSED, PROSTITUTE DISFIGUREMENT, ARSEBREED, INSIDIOUS DECREPANCY, INFECTED MALIGNITY, GODLESS TRUTH, VOMIT THE SOUL, MENTAL HORROR, EMETH plus a couple more still to be confirmed.