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Dysrhythmia, Behold…The Arctopus – Tour Dates Released

Dates have been released for DYSRHYTHMIA and BEHOLD…THE ARCTOPUS‘s upcoming tour:

with Yakuza:
May 25 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Khyber
May 26 – New York, NY @ Knitting Factory (tap bar)
May 27 – Allston, MA @ O’Brien’s
May 28 – New Haven, CT @ Bar Nightclub
May 29 – Fredericksburg, VA @ The Bourbon Room
May 30 – Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone
May 31 – Charleston, SC @ Cumberlands w/ Kylesa
June 1 – Myrtle Beach, SC @ The Social
June 2 – Athens, GA @ Tasty World
June 10 – Phoenix, AZ @ Bulldogz
June 11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Knitting Factory
June 12 – San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room
June 14 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

June 24 – Dayton, OH @ Elbo’s w/ Mouth of the Architect
June 25 – Columbus, OH @ High Five
June 27 – Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar

1349 – Headlining Death In The Forest Festival

1349 have been confirmed as the headliners for the Death In The Forest festival, which will takes place on May 20th at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Middletown, NY. Also performing will be VITAL REMAINS, IMPALED, ANAL CUNT, IMMOLATION, SKINLESS, and others.

Hate Eternal – Derek Roddy Quits Band

HATE ETERNAL drummer Derek Roddy has issued the following statement regarding his decision to leave the band:

“Real life situations have forced me to resign as a member of HATE ETERNAL.

I can on longer afford the expenses of touring.
I have put MUCH thought into this for the last several years and kept coming to this conclusion.
I must be able to afford the quaility of life that I enjoy, and thus far… touring in extreme bands has not allowed me to do anything other than go into a financial hole. Every tour has put me in finanancial burden.
Now, I’m not complaining (because I never expected to “make it” playing metal) But, I cannot continue to pay to do it either!!! Too expensive.

Besides, I value the scene and would rather GIVE my music away than be insulted at the end of the year with a $600.00 royalty check!!!!

This, in NO WAY, means I won’t be recording and releasing extreme music. In fact, you will hear more from me (as I now have the freedom to do what I want when I want.)

I wish HATE ETERNAL the best of luck.”

Sevendust, SOiL – Teaming up for North American Tour Starting May 4

SEVENDUST and SOiL will be teaming up for a full North American tour starting May 4. The former’s album, “Next”, is out now through 7Bros. Records/Winedark Records with the latter set to start promoting their new album “True Self” out May 2 in the US through DRT Entertainment. Dates are being booked and confirmed and will be announced in the upcoming week.

Tool – Leaked Promo Photos from “10,000 Days” Surface

Several high quality promotional photographs have been leaked of TOOL in support of their new album, “10,000 Days”, which is currently set to be released May 2 through Volvano/Jive – you can view them here. A new single from TOOL‘s “angriest effort yet” is rumored to impact radio April 18.

Cold – ex-Members Form The Witch

Former COLD frontman Scooter Ward and drummer Sam McCandles have resurfaced after a not-so-lengthy hiatus and have put together a new band, now known as THE WITCH. More info about this project can be found here.

Head Automatica – More New Music and Video for ‘Laughing at You’

Fans can now check out the latest video and song off HEAD AUTOMATICA‘s upcoming album “Popaganda”, out June 6 and iTunes 4-song EP out April 4, titled ‘Laughing at You’ below:


Dog Fashion Disco – ‘Silent Film’ Video Streaming Online

DOG FASHION DISCO have made their video for the song ‘Silent Film’, off their recent Rotten Records release “Adultery”, available online. Shown as a story of a man who leads a double life as a serial killer and the Devil’s muses come back to haunt him, the video can be seen here.

Skinless – More Tour Dates Announced

SKINLESS have announced a few more upcoming shows:

April 28 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance w/ Exodus
April 29 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (NEMHF)
April 30 – New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club w/ Exodus
May 20 – Middletown, NY @ Death In The Forest Fest
May 27 – Baltimore, MD @ Sonar (Maryland Deathfest)
June 16 – Bucksport, ME @ The Kave
June 17 – Cohoes, NY @ Saratoga Winners
June 23 – Yonkers, NY @ Club Pure w/ Antipathy
June 24 – West Islip, NY @ Almost Home Cafe
June 30 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance w/ The Red Death

Asesino – New York City Show Announced

ASESINO, featuring Dino Cazares (FEAR FACTORY) and Tony Campos (STATIC-X), have lined up the following New York City show:

July 31 – New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club

Lacuna Coil – ‘Our Truth’ Enters UK Top 40 Chart

Century Media Records are extremely pleased to be able to announce that LACUNA COIL have entered the UK?s Top 40 National Single Chart. The band?s debut single ?Our Truth? to be taken from their forthcoming album ?Karmacode? hit the charts at number 40. This is not only a debut for the band but also the first commercial chart single for Century Media Records.

For those interested in the old chart purely based on physical sales ?Our Truth? entered at #27. Just a quick compare & contrast – last week the FOO FIGHTERS entered the singles chart at #64 and RAMMSTEIN at #59.

The eagerly anticipated new album ?Karmacode? is released next Monday, 3rd April, and LACUNA COIL are presently on a high profile sold out tour across the US with ROB ZOMBIE, before heading back to Europe for the Summer festivals including a prestigious slot at this years UK Download Festival.

Def Leppard, Journey – To Team up for North American Tour – Dates, Cities Released

DEF LEPPARD and JOURNEY, along with VH1 Classic and Live Nation, are pairing up for one of the most rockin’ tours to hit the U.S. this summer with both bands heading out together starting June 23 in Camden, NJ and concluding August 31 in Seattle, WA.

DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen said of the tour, “Only six months between tours for DEF LEPPARD…this is amazing…WOW. I think we’re getting the hang of this! Usually, we always have to redefine and reorient ourselves to touring as we are used to a three year gap between tours because of the recording process. This time, we had the album in the can so we are good to go. We’re really psyched to be hitting the road this summer and are looking forward to seeing all of our fans again.”

JOURNEY keyboardist Jonathan Cain is especially excited about the opportunity to tour with another of rock’s heavyweights this summer. “It’s a band I’ve admired for a long time,” he says. “We’re honored to be performing with a band that received their Diamond Award (an award given for 10,000,000 albums sold) at the same ceremony when we received our Diamond Award. So it seems fitting that we go out together after all these years and celebrate a lot of good years of rock and roll.”

With more than 65 million albums sold worldwide, DEF LEPPARD — Joe Elliott (vocals), Vivian Campbell (guitar), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick “Sav” Savage (bass) and Rick Allen (drums) — is one of the most continuously exciting and important forces in rock music. Over the course of their career, the band has produced a series of classic groundbreaking albums that set the sound for generations of music fans and artists and is without a doubt Great Britain’s premiere arena rock band. Their spectacular live shows filled with powerful melodic rock anthems have become synonymous with their name and they are an institution in the touring industry as they continue to sell out arenas worldwide. Additionally, DEF LEPPARD has been honored in the U.S. by the RIAA with two prestigious Diamond Awards for their albums “Hysteria” and “Pyromania”. The Diamond Award recognizes sales of over 10 million, a feat not many bands and only a handful of British artists have been able to achieve (THE BEATLES, PINK FLOYD, ELTON JOHN, ERIC CLAPTON).

JOURNEY‘s legacy has spanned over 30 years with 19 U.S. releases, most recently the critically acclaimed “Generations” (Sanctuary Records, 2005). Four albums landed in the Top Ten of Billboard’s “Top 200 Albums” chart, including 1981?s “Escape” which reached #1. Overall they?ve sold over 75 million albums worldwide making them the 29th best-selling music group of all time. They were honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame last year. The band was founded in 1973 in San Francisco by SANTANA members Neal Schon and Gregg Rolie, with the assistance of Ross Valory, George Tickner and Prairie Prince. The current line-up?which has been together since 1998–includes Neal Schon (guitar), Ross Valory (bass), Jonathan Cain (keyboards), Steve Augeri (vocals) and Deen Castronovo (drums).

A full list of confirmed cities and dates can be found here.

Soilwork, Darkest Hour – More Tour Dates Released

More dates have been released for SOILWORK‘s headlining tour featuring DARKEST HOUR, MNEMIC, and THREAT SIGNAL:

October 5 – Springfield, VA @ Jaxx (no Darkest Hour)
October 7 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
October 9 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
October 12 – Cohoes, NY @ Saratoga Winners
October 15 – Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room
October 17 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
October 20 – West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
October 21 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
November 5 – New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club

Blood Freak – Two New Songs Available

You can now check out two new BLOOD FREAK tracks, “Toxic Tomb” and “Mucousspewing Lungslasher,” here. The songs are off the band’s new album Live Fast, Die Young…and Leave a Flesh Eating Corpse, which is expected to be released through Razorback Records shortly.

Bouncing Souls – Announce 6 NYC Shows

The BOUNCING SOULS have lined up six shows at the Knitting Factory in New York City:

June 1st with World/Inferno Friendship Society, Static Radio
June 2nd with Blanks 77, The Harlots
June 3rd with Paint It Black, The Arsons
June 4th with Sticks and Stones, Ruder Than You
June 5th with The Slackers, Smoke or Fire
June 6th with The Explosion, Spanish Bombs

Ill Bill – Added To PA Ghostface Killah Shows

Brooklyn based rapper ILL BILL (NON-PHIXION) has been added to three dates of GHOSTFACE KILLAH‘s (WU-TANG CLAN) current tour:

April 26 State College, PA @ Crowbar
April 27 Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
April 28 Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock

Ruin – Recording with Mikey Doling – Hunting for Frontman

LA based RUIN are currently set to record a 3 song musical demo with Mikey Doling (SNOT, SOULFLY) from March 25-29. These songs will be available for listening April 1 in the hope that the band can land a new lead singer. Plans for a full tour and a number of showcases have been put on hold until the band can find a frontman – those interested can head to their MySpace or

The Classic Struggle – Drop off Exodus/Full Blown Chaos Tour – Drummer Suffers Severe Head Injury Confined to Hospital Bed

THE CLASSIC STRUGGLE regretfully announces that they must drop off the EXODUS / FULL BLOWN CHAOS tour. Several weeks ago their friend and drummer Tyler Solnosky suffered a severe head injury and has been confined to a hospital bed. Tyler is showing signs of recovery, but will remain in the hospital for an indefinite amount of time.

Not unlike most touring bands, Tyler is without medical insurance and is facing large medical expenses. The band has set up a PayPal account to collect donations. Please send PayPal donations to The band is also planning a series of benefit shows. More info will be released soon.

?We would like to thanks everyone for their thoughts and prayers while Tyler recovers. Sorry about the shows and tour we have to cancel, but it wouldn?t be right to leave him right now. Family comes first. We won?t be gone for too long. Stay metal.?

Bolt Thrower – Change up Support from Gorefest to God Dethroned/Kataklysm

BOLT THROWER will no longer be taking out GOREFEST on the second leg of their “Those Once Loyal” European Tour. The band shares the following on the subject:

“We are happy to announce the bands taking part in the second leg of our European tour. Main support on Those Still Loyal II Europe 2006 will come from Holland ‘s finest ? GOD DETHRONED ? for the first part of the tour, and the Northern hyperblast legends ? KATAKLYSM ? for the remainder of the tour. For this tour we decided against the usual three- or four-band package, and instead are using the opportunity to bring out friends and also help promote new bands.”

“Therefore, in addition to GOD DETHRONED/KATAKLYSMwe have invited different special guests each night, bands like Downlord ([ex-BOLT THROWER frontman] Dave Ingram’s new band), God Among Insects, etc. and/or various up and coming local bands.”

“We again strongly advise people who are travelling to the shows without tickets that they call the venues to make sure there are still tickets available. Some of the shows have already sold out, and we don’t want a repeat of the January tour where a lot of people found they couldn’t get in after travelling for hours.”

“We’re all really looking forward to playing new territories and meeting up with old friends. Hope to see you out there!”

Phoenix Mourning – In LA/Miami Shooting Video

PHOENIX MOURNING will be in Los Angeles and Miami shooting a video for the track ‘Across Twenty-Six Winters’ with director Adam Grabarnick at the end of March. More information is expected shortly.

3 – Announce Mini Tour With Yakuza

After a successful show in Japan, 3 are back in the states to tour with YAKUZA. Singer of 3, Joey states, ?We?re very excited to reconnect with all our friends in the Midwest and beyond. The band is all psyched up from our Japanese debut, (where we acquired some really cool samurai swords and trained to become ninjas) so basically, anything could happen at these shows.?

Joey reflects on the recent trip to Japan, ?This was one of the greatest experiences of our lives. The Japanese are true music lovers and fully embraced what we do. We can?t wait to go back!?

How?s the overall response to their latest album, Wake Pig? Joey says, ?Spirits are high for us right now. Reaction to Wake Pig has been overwhelmingly positive the world over. There?s nothing more inspiring than to see your art bridge oceans and connect distant cultures. What we want to do now is showcase our live performance which is something that cannot truly encapsulated on CD. To complete the picture, you?ve got to see us live??

Anger As Art – Confirmed for KNAC Interview this Sunday

ANGER AS ART will be doing a live interview on The Vault on KNAC Radio this coming Sunday, March 26 at 11:45AM Pacific Standard time. To top off their recent spat of publicity, the band are also playing next Saturday, April 1, in Silver Lake, Los Angeles at Zen Sushi with IMPALER.

Vision of Disorder – One Off Reunion Show

VISION OF DISORDER are set to come together for ONE reunion show at “The Superbowl of Hardcore”. The band will be playing a full set in New York City this April.

April 23 – New York City, NY @ Club Spirit
BLOODSIMPLE, who recently had to pull out of their UK tour with TRIVIUM and GOD FORBIDare currently writing material for their followup album “A Cruel World” on Reprise/Bullygoat Records.

In Flames, Nevermore – Tour Itinerary Updated

More dates have been confirmed for IN FLAMES‘ upcoming North American tour with THROWDOWN, NEVERMORE and EVERGREY. Known dates are as follows:

May 6 – South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
May 8 – Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
May 9 – Jacksonville, NC @ Planet Rock
May 11 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
May 12 – Fort Wayne, IN @ Piere’s
May 13 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room
May 15 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada
May 16 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
May 20 – Chico, CA @ Senator Theatre
May 21 – Sparks, NV @ New Oasis
May 23 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto
May 27 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
May 28 – Tallahassee, FL @ Beta Bar (formerly the Cow Haus)
May 30 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution

Look What I Did, Spawn of Possession – SMN Hosted Forums Now Up

Combat Records’ LOOK WHAT I DID have joined our extensive group of official band forums. We’re happy to welcome them, and you may do the same here.

We’re also happy to welcome Swedish technical brutal death metallers, and all around amazing band, SPAWN OF POSSESSION. You can welcome them here.