PSYOPUS will enter Watchmen Studios in Lockport , NY on June 24 with Doug White to begin recording their next album for Metal Blade Records. Titled “Our Puzzling Encounters Considered,” the album will feature new drummer Jo ‘n Cole (a Boston native) and will likely consist of twelve tracks. There’s been talk of doing a totally outlandish PSYOPUS EP on Black Market Activities again at some point featuring ridiculous camp fire songs, lounge music and all sorts of cracked out tech-grind, but that most likely won’t be for a long time.
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Pics from the sold out April 1 GOATWHORE, HIGH ON FIRE, WATCH THEM DIE show at Al’s Bar in Long Beach have been posted online. The shots can be found below:
GOATWHORE also debuted a number of new tunes at the gig – their set list was as follows:
All the Sins
Blood Guilt Eucharist
Desolate Path to Apocalyptic Ruin
In the Narrow Confines of Defilement
Invert the Virgin
Graveyards and Dead Angels
Perversions of the Ancient Goat
The Beauty in Suffering
Alchemy of the Black Sun Cult
Baptized in a Storm of Swords
SECRET MACHINES are streaming their entire new album, “Ten Silver Drops” at NME.com. Check it out here. “Ten Silver Drops” hits stores April 25, and is available now on Itunes.
OZZFEST 2006 second stagers THE RED CHORD recently shot a video for the track ‘Fixation on Plastics’ with Richie Valdez in San Diego following their show at Soma. Valdez commented, “This shit is gonna be off the hook.? No other information has been released.
CANNIBAL CORPSE has debuted on the BILLBOARD TOP 200 ALBUMS CHART at #170 with 6,049 units scanned with the release of their highly anticipated and praised album “KILL”. In 1994 “Vile” debuted at #151 (with 6,175 units scanned), making “KILL” the second highest selling debut in the bands storied 17 year career. The band also, as previously reported, have a confirmed spot on this summers Sounds of the Underground tour alongside BEHEMOTH and THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER.
#6 – BILLBOARD HEATSEAKER CHART
#16 – BILLBOARD TOP INDEPENDENT ALBUMS
#21 – BILLBOARD TOP HARD ROCK ALBUMS
#170 – BILLBOARD TOP 200 ALBUMS
THE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS are back with a new double album titled “Stadium Arcadium” which is slated to hit stores May 9. The 28 tracks were produced by Rick Rubin and the first single, “Dani California,” has been officially released to the net – links can be found below:
This album was recorded primarily in Laurel Canyon in the Blood Sugar mansion. The recording and mixing was a year long project as it involved finishing 38 songs, 28 of which were chosen to become “Stadium Arcadium”. The album features Chad Smith on drums, Anthony Kiedis on lead vocals, Flea on bass, and John Frusciante on guitar and background vocals.
A new set of DISTURBED dates, including a mass of Canadian shows, have been released for the months of May and June. They are as follows:
May 20 – Waterloo, IA @ McElroy Auditorium
May 22 – Rapid City, SD @ Rushmore Auditorium
May 23 – Billings, MT @ Shrine Auditorium
May 25 – Calgary @ MacEwan Hall
May 26 – Edmonton @ Reds
May 28 – Duluth, MN @ DECC Pioneer Hall
May 29 – Sioux City, IA @ Tyson
May 31 – Kitchener @ Element
June 1 – Montreal @ Metropolis
June 3 – Quebec City @ Centre De Foire
June 4 – Toronto @ The Docks
Opening acts will be announced shortly.
The Top 5 UVTV Video Countdowns have been announced for March. The Video countdowns are determined solely by fan voting in 3 categories: Favorite Unsigned Video, Favorite Live Performance and Favorite National Video. The results are announced the last week of each month on the TV show and posted online. DOG FASHION DISCO was voted #1 for Favorite Live Performance with their track ?Rat On A Sinking Ship?. MUSHROOMHEAD took top National Band Video honors with ?Sun Doesn?t Rise? while GOAT HORN grabbed the Favorite Unsigned Video crown with ?Rott?n?Roll?.
Complete results are available online here. Music fans can cast their vote for the April Countdowns at the same link.
After time off for other projects, ONESIDEZERO is back in the studio recording their second album. Joining the team is producer Ulrich Wild (DEFTONES, TAPROOT, SEETHER). Look for video updates from the studio on their official MySpace shortly as well as a full on tour later this year in support of the album.
The following is from New York City’s local NBC news affiliate:
“NEW YORK — The music stopped at five Manhattan nightclubs Friday night when they were shut down.
The closures were part of a nine-month New York Police Department undercover narcotics investigation.
Detectives made the rounds just before midnight Friday and ordered the clubs to close immediately.
The clubs include View on Eighth Avenue, Club Deep on West 22nd Street, Avalon on West 20th Street, Splash on West 17th Street, and Spirit on West 27th Street.
Police said undercover agents bought drugs, including cocaine, heroin, marijuana and ecstasy at several of the clubs.
Detectives also said bartenders at the clubs sold alcohol to minors.”
The closures (possibly) effect a number of upcoming shows, most notably at the Avalon, including DRAGONFORCE, CHIMAIRA/ARCH ENEMY, MINDLESS SELF INDULGENCE, DREDG, and others. More information will be posted as this story develops.
Thanks: Element of xOne
As previously reported, TRIVIUM were set to be supported by the EMBER TO INFERNOS recently in the UK – a “tribute” band. The first picture of the EMBER TO INFERNOS, preparing to grace the stage, has been made available online. You can check it out here.
Razorback Records’ SPLATTERHOUSE have updated their upcoming tour itinerary:
May 4 – Portland, OR @ TBA w/ Funerot, Bung
May 5 – Seattle, WA @ TBA w/ Funerot
May 6 – Spokane, WA @ TBA w/ Funerot
May 8 – Missoula, MT @ TBA
May 10 – Rapid City, SD @ TBA
May 11 – Lincoln, NE @ Knickerbockers w/ Wasteoid, Axes To The Sky
May 12 – Des Moines, IA @ Hary Mary’s w/ Black Market Fetus
May 13 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mala’s
May 14 – Madison, WI @ TBA
May 15 – Milwaukee, WI @ TBA w/ Suruk
May 17 – Burbank, IL @ TBA w/ Cardiac Arrest, Severed, Midget Parade
May 18 – Detroit, MI @ TBA
May 19 – Pittsburgh, PA w/ @ TBA w/ Drogheda
“House of the Blind Dead” tour with Machetazo
May 21 – Baltimore, MD @ TBA
May 22 – Richmond, VA @ TBA
May 23 – Philly, PA @ Kyhber w/ Graves At Sea, Rue, Ex Dementia
May 24 – Providence, RI @ TBA w/ Dissector
May 25 – Boston, MA @ Bill’s Bar w/ Dissector, Call The Paramedics
May 26 – New York, NY @ TBA w/ Ex Dementia
May 29 – Charlotte, NC @ TBA
May 30 – Atlanta, GA @ TBA
May 31 – New Orleans, LA @ TBA w/ Kill The Client
June 1 – Dallas, TX @ TBA Kill The Client, Insect Warfare
June 2 – Albequerque, NM @ TBA w/ Kill The Client
June 3 – Phoenix , AZ @ TBA
June 4 – San Diego, CA @ Static Lounge w/ Embryonic Devourment
June 5 – Los Angeles, CA @ TBA Oxbow, Conifer, ASVA, Sulaco
June 6 – Oakland, CA @ TBA w/ Ghoul
June 7 – Sacramento, CA @ TBA
July 22 – Portland, OR @ IWW Hall w/ Capitalist Casualties
Another date has been revealed for DISSECTION‘s highly anticipated U.S. Summer tour:
June 30 – West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
July 7 – New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club
Crucial Blast recording artist GENGHIS TRON have released a new song entitled “Chapels” on their MySpace page for your listening pleasure. The track comes off their upcoming new album Dead Mountain Mouth which will be released on June 6th.
The band’s record release show will take place on May 30th at the Knitting Factory’s tap bar in New York City. Also performing will be GOSPEL, CHILD ABUSE, and ELECTRO QUARTERSTAFF.
Bieler Bros. Records is proud to announce the signing of Memphis based rock band EGYPT CENTRAL to a worldwide, multi album deal. EGYPT CENTRAL?s debut CD was produced by Josh Abraham (KORN, STAIND) and is expected to see an early summer release. The band was previously signed ot Lava/Atlantic (as a 5-piece) and dropped before their release. EGYPT CENTRAL recently had a track on “The Cave” soundtrack.
The band?s first single ‘Over And Under’ will impact radio April 25th and as previously reported are set to go on tour with NONPOINT later this year.
Norway?s prog metal masters GREEN CARNATION have been invited to perform on National radio station P3 in Norway on Wednesday, April 5, 2006, a show that will be streamed via the Internet to a world-wide audience.
The band will be special guests in the studio supporting Satyricon for their live world debut of songs from their new album “Now, Diabolical”.
?We’ve never done anything like this before, and of course this will be a very special way to round off our USA tour. We will perform songs from “The Acoustic Verses,” which I guess will be a nice contrast to Satyricon,? guitarist Tchort grins.
GREEN CARNATION will enter the stage, live on air at 18.03 (Norway time) on Wednesday. To hear the concert via the Internet, log on to www.nrk.no/p3 in the upper left column, click “Nettradio” and a pop-up window will appear with a stream of the show. Another way is to click the “Nettradio” button in the green field below the top banner.
In other news, the band just completed their first-ever 5-week tour of North America in support of ?The Acoustic Verses? and have just been added to European Harvest Festival tour, set to take place in September. Also appearing on the bill are headliners TRISANIA, plus additional support acts MORGANA LEFAY, DERANGED, MACHINE MEN and one more as-yet-unannounced band. The dates are as follows:
September 10 – Paris, FRA @ TBA
September 11 – Essen, GER @ TBA
September 12 – Berlin, GER @ TBA
September 13 – Hamburg, GER @ TBA
September 14 – Erfurt, GER @ TBA
September 15 – Leipzig, GER @ TBA
September 16 – Prague, CZR @ TBA
September 17 – Wien, AUT @ TBA
September 18 – Munich, GER @ TBA
September 19 – Pratteln, SWI @ TBA
September 20 – Ludwigsburg, GER @ TBA
September 21 – Frankfurt, GER @ TBA
September 22 – Strasbourg, FRA @ TBA
September 23 – Antwerpen, BEL @ TBA
September 24 – Hardenberg, NETH @ TBA
This will be the band’s first European tour since 2003.
RHINO BUCKET have announced the following set of dates in conjunction with their first record in over a decade, “And Then It Got Ugly”, due out April 18 on Acetate Records”
April 12 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Viper Room – (RECORD RELEASE PARTY)
April 19 – Costa Mesa, CA @ Club Roc – (RECORD RELEASE PARTY)
April 24 – Buffalo, NY @ The Icon
April 26 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Downstairs
April 27 – New York, NY @ The Avalon
April 28 – Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s
April 29 – Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar
April 30 – Baltimore, MD @ Otto Bar
May 1 – Harrisburg,PA @ Dragonfly
May 2 – Pittsburgh,PA @ Rex Theater
May 3 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom & Tavern
May 4 – Chicago, IL @ The Abbey
May 5 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Eagles Club
May 6 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze On West Bank
Pennsylvania-based THE MINOR TIMES have commented on the progress of an upcoming album, the follow up to its Prosthetic debut ‘Making Enemies.’ The band commented to their mailing list members:
“Hello! You guessed it, we’re still working on the record. Think of it as several months of foreplay. We want you to be nice and wet by the time the record comes out. Our first show back as The “new” Minor Times will be in our hometown (Lansdale, PA) on Friday May 12th at the VFW. New guitarist, new lights, and new songs. Visit http://www.theminortimes.com for full details. We’re gonna do a few weekends throughout May and June by ourselves and with some friends (Engineer, The End of the Universe). Then we will hit the studio in July. This month, we will demo everything in our practice space and possibly post a song or two on our MySpace”
ALL THAT REMAINS will dub the band’s upcoming album ”The Fall of Ideals.” The Springfield, Mass.-based band is in the studio with Adam Dutkiewicz (KILLSWITCH ENGAGEand Peter Wichers (ex-SOILWORK) recording songs that will appear on the album, the follow-up to 2004’s ”This Darkened Heart.” The record is scheduled for a July 11 release and will feature art from renowned artist Travis Smith (OPETH, ICED EARTH). The band has set up an in-studio photo blog to keep fans up to date on the progress of the new record here.
Coinciding with the release date, the band will make its first appearance on the illustrious Ozzfest tour throughout the United States in July and August. ?You can?t be a metal band and not be psyched to be on Ozzfest,” vocalist Phil Labonte said. The band will also again return overseas for the 2006 edition of Sounds of the Underground Europe, having toured the US for last year’s edition of Sounds of the Underground.
Mike Patton has lined up two special New York City shows for the month of May at Irving Plaza:
May 14 – GENERAL PATTON VS. THE X-ECUTIONERS
May 15 – FANTOMASMELVINS BIG BAND
These aren’t part of a tour. They’re one off shows.
Australian grinders FUCK…I’M DEAD have lined up the following upcoming shows:
April 22 – Melbourne, AUS @ The Tote Hotel – w/ Profanation, The Day Everything Became Nothing
May 4 – Sydney, AUS @ The Gaelic Club
May 5 – Brisbane, AUS @ Her Majesty’s Bar
May 6 – Melbourne, AUS @ The Espy
May 7 – Melbourne, AUS @ The Tote
May 11 – Adelaide, AUS @ Enigma Bar
with The Day Everything Became Nothing:
May 13 – Sydney, AUS @ Bar Broadway
May 14 – Canberra, AUS @ Sound Underground
May 20 – Melbourne, AUS @ The Arthouse
May 21 – Melbourne, AUS @ Missing Link
May 26 – Adelaide, AUS @ Enigma Bar
June 3 – Brisbane, AUS @ Her Majesty’s Basement/Brutal Fest 2006
BURN IN SILENCE guitarist Alan Glassman (also of GORATORY fame) has checked in with the following report from the road:
“So I got drunk and stuck my ass to a heater grill and got severe burns that burnt the skin off my ass. It keeps healing to my boxers while I sleep and then I have to peel the scabs off every morning. Justin please post pics. My ass looks like a George Forman, damnit.”
NEVERMORE and EVERGREY will be teaming up for a show May 7th in West Springfield, VA at Jaxx. The bands will be performing “full sets,” according to the venue’s web site, on an off date from their tour with IN FLAMES and THROWDOWN.
The first date for the upcoming Sounds of the Underground tour featuring AS I LAY DYING, IN FLAMES, TRIVIUM, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, CANNIBAL CORPSE, GWAR, BEHEMOTH, and others has been announced:
July 8 – Cleveland, OH @ The Plain Dealer Pavilion