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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Sweden's Heavy Metal Architect Anders Björler Talks About The Future Of AT THE GATES!

As previously reported, THE HAUNTED's guitarist Patrik Jensen announced that guitarist Anders Björler and drummer Per Møller Jensen have quit the band (Full statements HERE!). Vocalist Peter Dolving had announced his departure from the band earlier this year (Read Dolving's stament HERE).

Following his departure from THE HAUNTED (Full statements HERE!), guitarist Anders Björler announced that he is working on his first solo album. "This is NOT a 'Metal' project", said Björler. "Those of you who are familiar with my soundtrack/movie stuff for THE HAUNTED and AT THE GATES documentaries will know somewhat to expect. It's inspired by Italian film music from the '60 and '70s, post Rock, ambient, progressive, jazz, and Swedish folk music."

AT THE GATES the NEW KISS when it comes to "farewell" tours.

Anders: "I think we learned from that mistake. We won't say goodbye again — ever. The main goal here is playing in territories we haven't played; it's that simple. We did South America in the summer and [now we're doing] Australia. Yeah, we'll do some exceptions, like the Barge To Hell boat. That's just vacation, basically — playing on a boat. Otherwise, we'll do, maybe, a couple of festivals each summer. Maybe three."


Anders: "For me, personally, no. I've never had those plans. I guess some of the other guys [in the band] want to, but certainly not me. Because I think too much time has passed. It was, maybe, 16 years ago, or 17, since we released 'Slaughter Of The Soul', and too much time has passed. I'm not at the place that I was back then, and it's not gonna sound like a continuation of 'Slaughter Of The Soul', and that's basically what I don't wanna do."

Don't forget to sign our petition to get AT THE GATES to headline the 2013 Summer Slaughter Tour:


Via Blabbermouth.net

Related links:
At The Gates
The Haunted

Dino Cazares Updates Fans On The Future Of DIVINE HERESY!

Dino Cazares, the riffmanufacturer, has issued the following update regarding the future of DIVINE HERESY:

"Hello, DIVINE HERESY fans. I just wanted to give you the latest news on DIVINE HERESY. 'Cause there are a lot of rumors out there on whats going on with DIVINE HERESY (HERE is what Tim Yeung told us). Well, only I can give you the truth.

"I have five songs written for the new CD. It's technical, brutal and melodic. Everything you would want from a DIVINE HERESY CD.

"I'm currently on tour with FEAR FACTORY for the rest of 2012 And part of 2013. When I'm off, I will complete the writing process and I will let you know who will be performing on the new CD.

"I am currently shopping for a new record company and have some surprising offers."

Bassist Joe Payne quit DIVINE HERESY in January 2011. Drummer Tim Yeung, who has been recording and touring with MORBID ANGEL for the past couple of years, is no longer a member of DIVINE HERESY. DIVINE HERESY frontman Travis Neal recently joined DIRGE WITHIN as the replacement for Jeremy "Jerms" Genske.

Stay tuned for more DIVINE HERESY news!

Via Blabbermouth.net

Related links:
Divine Heresy
Fear Factory

Friday, November 9, 2012

SUFFOCATION: Brooklyn, NY Show Postponed!

It has been announced that SUFFOCATION's show at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, NY (which was scheduled for tomorrow November 10th) has been postponed to November 25th. The reason? The bar will be throwing a Sandy benefit tomorrow with Neon Indian, Buke and Gase Walter Schreifels.

SUFFOCATION are currently in the finishing stages of their upcoming new album entitled 'Pinnacle of Bedlam'. The record was produced by the band and tracked at Full Force Studios in New York by longtime collaborator Joe Cincotta. The mixing and mastering of the album is set to be handled this time around by world renowned producer/engineer Zeuss (HATEBREED, ARSIS, SUICIDE SILENCE). 'Pinnacle of Bedlam' will feature 10 genre-defining-bone-crushing tracks and also marks the return of drummer Dave Culross, who played with the band previously on their 'Despise The Sun' EP.

Frank Mullen, front man for New York Death Metal veterans SUFFOCATION, recently gave an interview to Horns Up Rocks that spread very quickly about him no longer performing with the band full time (HERE is the full article).

Photo by: Zulie Alvarez (www.zuliephotographierocks.com/)

Related links:
Suffocation's Official Site

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE: Jesse Leach Is D O N E Tracking Vocals!

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE fans! By now you know that Jesse Leach has rejoined the band and that they are working on their sixth studio album (due in early 2013 via Roadrunner Records). Speaking of the bands NEW album, they have announced that Leach has finished tracking vocals!

In an interview with the "Brock And The Fatguy" radio show, Jesse stated, "People are gonna be really surprised; [we're] setting the bar up high once again. It's really fast and it's really heavy. It's not what people are going to anticipate, I'm sure. I literally am getting chills right now talking about it. It's gonna blow the doors off people, man. It's gonna be great."

Don't forget that KILLSWITCH ENGAGE have announced a U.S. tour with SHADOWS FALL and ACARO in celebration of the 10th anniversary of their groundbreaking album 'Alive Or Just Breathing', which the band will be performing in its entirety.


- 11/24: San Bernardino, CA at NOS Event Center (California Metalfest VI)
- 11/25: San Francisco, CA at Slims
- 11/27: Seattle, WA at Studio Seven
- 11/28: Portland, OR at Hawthorne
- 11/30: Boulder, CO at Fox Theater
- 12/01: Kansas City, KS at Beaumont Club
- 12/02: Dallas, TX at Trees
- 12/04: Tampa, FL at State Theater
- 12/05: Pensacola, FL at Vinyl
- 12/07: Asheville, NC at Orange Peel
- 12/08: Atlanta, GA at Masquerade
- 12/10: Chicago, IL at Bottom Lounge
- 12/11: Columbus, OH at Alrosa Villa
- 12/12: Toronto, ON at Opera House
- 12/14: Buffalo, NY at Town Ballroom
- 12/16: Lancaster, PA at Chameleon Club
- 12/17: Brooklyn, NY at Willamsburg Music Hall
- 12/18: Burlington, VT at Higher Ground
- 12/19: Northampton, MA at Pearl Street
- 12/20: Portland, ME at State Theater

Related links:
Killswitch Engage
Shadows Fall

Henry Rollins Comments on Obama's Defeat Over Romney: "I have never been so happy to see an American politician's career come to an end."

Henry Rollins has commented on President Barack Obama's defeat over Mitt Romney, to win the re-election that made Obama the 44th president of the United States:

"I have never been so happy to see an American politician's career come to an end. I didn't think anyone in that dismal world could offend me more than Bush and Cheney, but Romney and Ryan managed to do it. I never thought I would miss John McCain but Romney made me miss him every time I heard Romney speak."

Writing in his weekly column for the LA Weekly, Rollins added, "Republicans did the best they could to keep people from voting. From sending out mail with the wrong date to cast your ballot to actually attempting to intimidate people at the polls. It didn't work. The American people kicked your ass. That has to hurt a bit. To hurl all your bully bullshit with such force only to see people stand in line for hours to vote, undeterred. Your disrespect for the Constitution and law is incredible. Congratulations, you have no credibility and on top of that, you lost. After all that money you spent in an attempt to steal an election, you still got beat. The fact that you went through all this for the sake of Mitt Romney must make it all the more humiliating."

He continued, "Republicans, these are your people: gay-hating, vagina-fearing phonies with their strange idea of rape who double down on dumb at every given opportunity. Well, at least you've got Clint Eastwood, Meatloaf and some NASCAR-driving dipshits to keep you company. I know 1865 was hard to walk off but come on, y'all, stop embarrassing yourselves!

"Citizens United didn't work. Hey, Koch brothers, Karl Rove, Shellgame Adelson: DEMOCRACY TRUMPS MONEY SOMETIMES."

Here is our message to you: Never forget that the most powerful force in ANY nation is US THE PEOPLE! As Sick Of It All says it: "All roads lead the same direction, we all see eye to eye. Won't stand for a bad connection, we came to keep things tight. Prove this, prove that... proving is nothing! Let's all just be ourselves! Focused with the right aggression, turn to each other for help!"

Related links:
Henry Rollins
LA Weekly

SONATA ARCTICA Announce End Of The Year North American Tour!

Finland’s SONATA ARCTICA will be returning to North America next month and cranking their melodic Metal to “11” for eleven shows! Debuting NEW material off their seventh studio album 'Stones Grow Her Name', the tour will launch in New York City on December 6th and close with a raucous party on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood on December 20th.  Direct support will be provided by melodic tech-deathsters and label mates ARSIS.

Confirmed dates for SONATA’s “Stones Grow Her Name North American Tour 2012”are:

- 12/06/12: Gramercy Theatre in New York, NY
- 12/07/12: The Palladium in Worcester, MA
- 12/08/12: The Note in West Chester, PA
- 12/09/12: Empire in West Springfield, VA
- 12/11/12: The Opera House in Toronto, ON – CANADA
- 12/12/12: The Altar Bar in Pittsburgh, PA
- 12/13/12: Peabody´s in Cleveland, OH
- 12/14/12: Harpo’s in Detroit, MI
- 12/15/12: Mojoes in Joliet, IL
- 12/17/12: Bluebird Theater in Denver, CO
- 12/20/12: Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood, CA

'Stones Grow Her Name' achieved “Highest 1st Week Sales” status for the band in North America and debuted at #9 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart this past May. In Canada, the album debuted at #74 on the Top 200 and #7 on the Top Hard Music Albums chart. In Europe, 'Stones Grow Her Name' debuted at #9 on the English Rock album charts. In SONATA’s native Finland, the NEW album achieved Gold status in seven days.

'Stones Grow Her Name' can be purchased from the Nuclear Blast USA Webshop, your local independent retailer, Amazon, and iTunes.

Shitload Of Money” and “I Have A Right” are SONATA’s latest videos.

Watch Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 of "The Making Of: Stones Grow Her Name" on SONATA ARCTICA’s YouTube channel.

Related links:

"Stone Grow Her Name" Tour Blog

A Ton Of SOUNDGARDEN Updates; Chris Cornell To Perform Acoustic Hurricane Relief Benefit Show!

As previously reported, SOUNDGARDEN have a NEW album entitled 'King Animal' coming out on November 13th (Tracklisting & Album Cover HERE) via Tom Whalley's new record label, a partnership between his Seven Four Entertainment and Republic Records. 'King Animal' is available for streaming in its entirety on iTunes.
It has also been announced that SOUNDGARDEN will be performing three exclusive concerts in New York City, Toronto and Los Angeles. Dubbed as "an evening with SOUNDGARDEN", these events are not to be missed! Tickets are available now: Soundgardenworld.com

It has also be announced that Chris Cornell will play an acoustic benefit concert this Monday night (November 12) at New York City's Bowery Ballroom, with all proceeds going to the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City to help victims of Hurricane Sandy. Tickets go on sale  today (Friday, November 9) at 3:00 p.m. ET.

SOUNDGARDEN will also perform a concert for the "Live On Letterman" webcast Monday night, as well as a song for that evening's edition of "Late Show With David Letterman" on CBS.

Wait, there is more! The band has announced two New York City shows!

01/22/2012 – New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
01/23/2012 – New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom

Tickets go on sale Friday, November 16th at noon.
The band has just premiered their music video for "Been Away Too Long", check it now!

Related links:
Soungarden's Official Site

"TURN THE PAGE" (News & Tour Updates - 11/9/2012 Edition) LIVE At Grit N Glory In NYC!

The concept behind "Turn The Page" is very simple, we want to bring you guys the most relevant up to date Heavy Music news and tour information in a video format. While we select what we believe is the most important information and post it here on a daily basis, keep in mind that our main platform (www.HornsUpRocks.com) is the place where you can get the majority of the information you need.

Without further due, here is the ninth installment of "TURN THE PAGE", this is the 11/09/2012 edition. Filmed at Grit N Glory in New York City! We hope you enjoy it!

Full details on the news stories and tours mentioned on the video above, can be seen on our archive (located on the right hand side column) ----------------------------------------------------------->

Related links:
Horns Up Rocks
Grit N Glory

Thursday, November 8, 2012

ENSLAVED Announce North American Tour - Full Agenda Available!

Norwegian progressive extreme Metal band ENSLAVED will return to the U.S. and Canada in early 2013 for a headlining, 20-show “Winter Rite” tour joined by U.S. doom metallers Pallbearer and occult rockers Ancient VVisdom as openers. Kick-off is in Philadelphia on January 30th with the tour closing in New York City on February 22nd.

ENSLAVED rhythm guitarist/songwriter/lyricist Ivar Bjørnson checks in from Norway about the upcoming trek:

“North America has become like a second home-shore to us; the rising support we’ve been getting for the last albums and tours has been amazing! We’re more than ready to come over again and play our new album Riitiir live to show that the new material is extremely well-fitted for a live setting, and to reflect the enthusiasm and dedication we’ve been getting from the fans over there! See you on the road!”

Confirmed dates for ENSLAVED’s headlining “Winter Rite 2013” tour are:

01/30/13  Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
01/31/13  Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
02/01/13  Mr. Smalls Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA
02/02/13  Magic Stick – Detroit, MI
02/03/13  Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
02/04/13  Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN
02/06/13  Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
02/08/13  The Troubadour – West Hollywood, CA
02/09/13  Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
02/10/13  Branx – Portland, OR
02/11/13  The Highline – Seattle, WA
02/12/13  Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, B.C. – CANADA
02/14/13  The Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AB – CANADA
02/15/13  Dickens Pub – Calgary, AB – CANADA
02/16/13  The Exchange – Regina, SK – CANADA
02/17/13  Osborne Village Inn – Winnipeg, MB – CANADA
02/19/13  The Opera House – Toronto, ON – CANADA
02/20/13  Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC – CANADA
02/21/13  The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA
02/22/13  Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY

ENSLAVED have been announced as the headliner to Scion AV’s Roadburn Records showcase on Saturday, November 10th, 2012 at The Roxy in West Hollywood. Also performing are White Hills, Scott Kelly, Earthless, and Astra. RSVP to the All Ages show here: www.scionav.com/METALSHOW

ENSLAVED’s twelfth studio album, 'RIITIIR', was just released in North America on October 9th and debuted at #8 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart with the band’s highest first-week sales of 2,269 copies sold in the U.S.

Recorded in Bergen, Norway at Duper Studios, Earshot Studios, Solslottet Studios, and Peersonal Sound, the album was mixed by Jens Bogren and mastered by Tony Lindgren at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden. The team of producers includes Ivar Bjørnson, Grutle Kjellson, Herbrand Larsen, and Iver Sandøy. Artwork is once again by talented Norwegian artist Truls Espedal. Total running time is 67 minutes.

'RIITIIR; is available on iTunes at the special pre-order pricing of $8.99 for all U.S. residents (special pricing also extends through the week of release). Visit iTunes to preview 90 seconds of every single thought-altering NEW song.

Related links:
ENSLAVED on Facebook
ENSLAVED on Twitter

LAMB OF GOD: Find Out How Drummer Chris Adler Spends His Time While On Tour!

Currently on tour in the United States supporting their latest album 'Resolution', LAMB OF GOD know that working in the music business requires extreme discipline and to keep a very tight schedule. Drummer Chris Adler has always been the driving force behind the band both on and off stage. His pursue for excellence is definitely to be reckoned with. Here is a rundown of Chris' schedule while on the road.

The Resolution U.S. tour continues until December 16th with In Flames and Sylosis on all dates.  Hatebreed will appear until November 19th and then HELLYEAH will appear through December 16th. Dates are below.

8-Nov / Indianapolis, IN / Egyptian Room / Friday September 21 / Buy Indianapolis Tickets Here
9-Nov / Milwaukee, WI / Eagles Ballroom / Friday September 21 / Buy Milwaukee Tickets Here
10-Nov / St. Paul, MN / Myth / Friday September 21 / Buy St. Paul Tickets Here
12-Nov / Louisville, KY / Expo Five / Saturday September 22 / Buy Louisville Tickets Here
14-Nov / Stroudsburg, PA / Sherman Theater / Friday September 21 / Buy Stroudsburg Tickets Here
15-Nov / Glens Falls, NY / Glens Falls Civic Center / Friday September 21 / Buy Glens Falls Tickets Here
16-Nov / New York, NY / Roseland Ballroom / Friday September 21 / Buy NYC Tickets Here
17-Nov / Silver Spring, MD / Fillmore / Friday September 21 / Buy Silver Spring Tickets Here
19-Nov / Orlando, FL / House of Blues/ Saturday September 22 / Buy Orlando Tickets Here
20-Nov /Atlanta, GA / Tabernacle / Friday September 28 / Buy Atlanta Tickets Here
21-Nov / Charlotte, NC / Fillmore / Friday September 21 / Buy Charlotte Tickets Here
23-Nov / Wallingford, CT / Oakdale Theater / Friday September 21 / Buy Wallingford Tickets Here
24-Nov / Philadelphia, PA / Electric Factory / Saturday September 22 / Buy Philadelphia Tickets Here
25-Nov / Boston, MA / House of Blues / Friday September 21 / Buy Boston Tickets Here
26-Nov / Niagara Falls, NY / Rapids Theater / Saturday September 22 / Buy Niagara Falls Tickets Here
27-Nov / Pittsburgh, PA / Stage AE / Saturday September 22 / Buy Pittsburgh Tickets Here
28-Nov / Richmond, VA / The National / Friday September 21 / Buy Richmond Tickets Here
30-Nov / Chicago, IL / Congress Ballroom / Friday September 21 / Buy Chicago Tickets Here
1-Dec / Detroit, MI  / Fillmore / Friday September 21 / Buy Detroit Tickets Here
2-Dec / Columbus, OH / LC Pavilion / Saturday September 22 / Buy Columbus Tickets Here
3-Dec / Grand Rapids, MI / Orbit Room / Friday September 21 / Buy Grand Rapids Tickets Here
4-Dec / Des Moines, IA / Val Air Ballroom / Friday September 21 / Buy Des Moines Tickets Here
6-Dec / Houston, TX / Bayou Music Center / Friday September 21 / Buy Houston Tickets Here
7-Dec / Dallas, TX / Palladium Ballroom / Friday September 21 / Buy Dallas Tickets Here
8-Dec / Kansas City, MO / Uptown Theater / Saturday September 29 / Buy Kansas City Tickets Here
9-Dec / Denver, CO / Fillmore / Saturday September 22 / Buy Denver Tickets Here
11-Dec / Farmington, NM / McGhee Park / Friday September 21 / Buy Farmington Tickets Here
13-Dec / San Francisco, CA / Warfield / Friday September 21 / Buy San Francisco Tickets Here
14-Dec / Medford, OR / Medford Armory / Friday September 21 / Buy Medford Tickets Here
15-Dec / Spokane, WA / Knitting Factory / Friday September 21 / Buy Spokane Tickets Here
16-Dec / Seattle, WA / Showbox SoDo / Friday September 21 / Buy Seattle Tickets Here

Click here for the link to the LAMB OF GOD Memorabilia site and here for the link to the Justice Now site.

Related links:
Lamb Of God's Official Site

KORN: Guitarist Brian "Head" Welch To Rejoin The Band?

This past summer, groundbreaking musical act KORN, were rejoined by former guitarist Brian "Head" Welch at the Carolina Rebellion festival at the legendary Rockingham Speedway in Rockingham, North Carolina to perform the bands classic hit song "Blind". Welch left KORN in 2005 to become a born-again Christian after years of hard drug and alcohol abuse while in the band. Although Welch has a NEW band called LOVE AND DEATH, both he and KORN bassist Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu said that a reunion could be possible one day under the right conditions.

Well, we have awesome news for all the KORN fans! KORN have announces that they will be reuniting with former guitarist Brian "Head" Welch for two shows at next year's edition of the Rock am Ring and Rock im Park festivals, set to take place June 7-9, 2013 in the German towns of Nürburgring and Nürnberg, respectively. This is what the band to say about this:

"Head returns as a special guest to play two full shows with KORN for the first time since 2004. 'Like' if you want to see KORN live with all five members and discuss [at the official forum at Korn.com]."

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NAPALM DEATH: "Barney" Talks About Current U.S. Tour, NEW Album 'Utilitarian' & The State Of The World!

Mark "Barney" Greenway can be blamed for influencing thousands of screamers worldwide. His vocal abilities have helped establish Grindcore meisters NAPALM DEATH as one of the most dangerous and technical Heavy Metal bands in Heavy Music history. "Barney" is always pushing his voice to the next limit, and with pen in hand he has written lyrics that have helped to give NAPALM DEATH a strong vision that carries an impacting message that has educated their listeners about very important subject matters. This in today's society is extremely valuable.

Earlier this year, NAPALM DEATH released their 14th studio album 'Utilitarian' all over the world via Century Media Records! The Birmingham, UK Metallers are currently on the road with MUNICIPAL WASTE, EXHUMED and VEKTOR. A list of remaining tour dates can be seen below.

During the New York City stop of the tour, which took place on Saturday, October 27th at the Gramercy Theatre, we had the chance to chat with "Barney" about the bands first U.S. tour in many years, about the state of the world today, and about their latest album! Grind it up, spark it up, and listen!

NAPALM DEATH tour dates feat. MUNICIPAL WASTE, EXHUMED with VEKTOR (remaining tour dates):

- Nov 9: Vancouver, BC at Rickshaw Theater, with ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT
- Nov 10: Seattle, WA at Neumo's, with MARTHA SPLATTERHEAD'S REVENGE
- Nov 11: Portland, OR at Hawthorne Theater
- Nov 13: San Francisco, CA at DNA Lounge
- Nov 14: Santa Ana, CA at Observatory, with REPULSION
- Nov 15: Hollywood, CA at House Of Blues, with DWARVES
- Nov 16: Tempe, AZ at Rocky Point
- Nov 17: El Paso, TX at House Of Rock*, with SPEEDWOLF
- Nov 18: Ft Worth, TX at Rail Club***
- Nov 20: Nashville, TN at Exit In
- Nov 23: Richmond, VA at Kingdom
- Nov 24: Charlotte, NC at The Casbah
- Nov 25: Knoxville, TN at The Valarium
- Nov 26: Birmingham, AL at Zydeco
- Nov 27: New Orleans, LA at Siberia
- Nov 30: Atlanta, GA at Terminal West
- Dec 1: Tampa, FL at Orpheum Theater
- Dec 2: Miami, FL at Grand Central, Barge To Hell Pre-Party**
- Dec 3-7: Barge To Hell**


Related links:
Napalm Death
Century Media

SPIRITUAL BEGGARS Locked In The Studio Working On NEW Album; Band To Appear At Roadburn 2013 Afterburner!

Sweden's classic Rock heavyweights SPIRITUAL BEGGARS are currently at work on a NEW studio album and are targeting a Spring 2013 release via InsideOut Music. The album, their eighth studio offering, will be the follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2010 release 'Return To Zero'. Additionally, the band is proud to announce that they will be appearing at the 2013 Roadburn Festival Afterburner, on April 21 in Tillburg, Holland.  

"Back in the early '90s, Roadburn founder Walter Hoeijmakers was one of the very first supporters SPIRITUAL BEGGARS had in Europe," says bandleader Michael Amott. "His unbridled enthusiasm for our music back then when most people didn't 'get it' meant so much to us. It's a great feeling to now play his fantastic festival and celebrate the staying power of SPIRITUAL BEGGARS and the Roadburn concept together! We're releasing a NEW studio album and celebrating our 20th anniversary as a band in 2013, and I really can't think of a better way to start the party than at the esteemed Roadburn Festival!"  

Since their formation in the early '90s, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS have been at the forefront of the burgeoning stoner Rock scene, raising the benchmark for stoner Metal bands around the globe through a succession of much acclaimed albums that redefined the genre. Records like 'Another Way To Shine', 'Mantra III', 'Ad Astra', 'On Fire' and 'Return To Zero' deliver a masterful homage to the Rock sensibilities of DEEP PURPLE, RAINBOW, URIAH HEEP and TROUBLE, and also the blistering guitar heroics of Frank Marino and MOUNTAIN's Leslie West.  

SPIRITUAL BEGGARS discography:    

- Spiritual Beggars: CD 1994
- Another Way To Shine: CD 1996
- Violet Karma: 10" EP 1998
- Mantra III: CD 1998
- Ad Astra: CD/2LP 2000
- It's Over: Split 7" EP with Grand Magus 2001
- On Fire: CD 2002
- Demons: CD 2005
- Live Fire!: DVD 2006
- Return To Zero: CD/LP 2010  


- Michael Amott (Guitars | ARCH ENEMY, ex CARCASS)
- Ludwig Witt (Drums | GRAND MAGUS, ex FIREBIRD)
- Per Wiberg (Keys | ex OPETH)
- Sharlee D'Angelo (Bass | ARCH ENEMY, WITCHERY)
- Apollo Papathanasio (Vocals | FIREWIND) 

Related links:
Spiritual Beggars on Facebook

DEFTONES: Full Album Stream Of 'Koi No Yokan' Available Right Here, Right Now!

As previously announced, the DEFTONES have a NEW album entitled 'Koi No Yokan' and it will be released on November 13th. In anticipation of the release of their seventh studio album, the DEFTONES are currently trekking around the world, with special guest Scars On Broadway. The tour will conclude on the West Coast mid November.

Right now, you can crank the entire album HERE (courtesy of Rolling Stone)! The group worked again with producer Nick Raskulinecz, who also produced 2010's 'Diamond Eyes' and has also worked on albums by RUSH and FOO FIGHTERS.

DEFTONES 'Koi No Yokan' tracklisting:

01. Swerve City
02. Romantic Dreams
03. Leathers
04. Poltergeist
05. Entombed
06. Graphic Nature
07. Tempest
08. Gauze
09. Rosemary
10. Goon Squad
11. What Happened To You?
DEFTONES on tour:

Nov 09 - Maquinaria Festival - Estadio Malvinas Argentinas in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Nov 11 - Maquinaria Festival - Las Vizacachas in Santiago, Chile
Nov 14 - Palladium Ballroom in Dallas, TX
Nov 15 - Sunken Gardens in San Antonio, TX
Nov 17 - The Marquee in Tempe, AZ
Nov 18 - House of Blues in Las Vegas, NV
Nov 19 - House of Blues in San Diego, CA
Nov 21 - Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, CA
Feb 15  - Barrowland in Glasgow, United Kingdom
Feb 16  - Rock City in Nottingham, United Kingdom
Feb 18  - Manchester Academy in Manchester, United Kingdom
Feb 19  - O2 Academy in Birmingham, United Kingdom
Feb 20  - O2 Academy Brixton in London, United Kingdom
Feb 22  - Le Trianon in Paris, France
Feb 23  - Le Trianon in Paris, France
Feb 25  - Grosse Freiheit in Hamburg, Germany
Feb 26  - Huxleys in Berlin, Germany

Asked how the NEW DEFTONES disc sounds, Moreno told Billboard.com, "It's not a super fast or slow record. It's very dynamic. Some of my favorite things about DEFTONES are the dynamics. Yes, we're a heavy band, but we're not just in-your-face aggro the whole time, punching you in the face. There's a lot of aggression in some of the music, but there's also this very soothing element where there's a lot of soundscapes rather than attack, attack, attack the whole time. I understand that's a big part of our sound, but I really feel like we reached a peak on our dynamics on this record with those two qualities — the beauty of something and just straight, ruthless aggression."

Stay tuned for more DEFTONES news!

ELUVEITIE To Perform 'Helvetios' Album In Its Entirety During North American Tour!

Swiss NEW wave of folk Metal pioneers ELUVEITIE recently checked in from their current UK tour to give this exciting update:

"We cannot wait to be back in North America in support of our two latest releases, for the first time headlining with material from our recent concept album! To celebrate this occasion, we have decided to treat our North American fans to a very special show. One that we in fact have only performed once before. Besides a selection of our all-time hits, we will be playing the full album Helvetios from beginning to end, live on stage, every night!"

Tickets are going fast so make sure you get yours in time! Purchase links can be found in the touring section on www.eluveitie.ch. Also included on the bill are Finnish epic Metallers WINTERSUN (who just celebrated worldwide charts success with their long-awaited release Time I) and the German Folk Metal heroes from VARG.


11/28/12: 910 Live – Tempe, AZ
11/29/12: The Roxy Theater – Hollywood, CA
: Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA
: Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
: El Corazon – Seattle, WA
: Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC – CANADA
: Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB – CANADA
: Republik – Calgary, AB – CANADA
: Louis’ Pub – Saskatoon, SK – CANADA
: West End Cultural Centre – Winnipeg, MB – CANADA
: Station 4 – Saint Paul, MN
: Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
: Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
: The Opera House – Toronto, ON – CANADA
: Mavericks – Ottawa, ON – CANADA
: Club Soda – Montreal, QC – CANADA
: Imperial – Quebec City, QC – CANADA
: Water Street Music Hall (at The Club) – Rochester, NY
: Mr. Small’s Theatre – Millvale, PA
: Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
: Royale Boston – Boston, MA 

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LINKIN PARK: 1 Fan Dead, Dozens Injured At A Concert In South Africa!

This just in! Tonight (November 7), tragedy struck in Cape Town, South Africa, during a stadium concert featuring LINKIN PARK. Reportedly, one female fan died and about 20 others were injured when an advertising structure collapsed prior to the concert due to high winds.

So what caused this horrible accident? Apparently, the wind gusts caused a temporary scaffolding structure to collapse onto fans who were heading towards the concert venue. What is very appalling to to us is that the show went on as scheduled. Linkin Park learned of the tragedy shortly after the concert ended.

The band was performing in South Africa as part of their International Linkin Park Underground Summit in which they interact with fans. Here is the statement posted by the band shortly after they got off the stage on their Facebook page.
"Following our performance tonight at Cape Town Stadium, we were advised that several people were injured as a result of the collapse of an advertising tower erected by Lucozade in the parking area outside the venue.   

"We wish to express our deep sadness and concern for those injured and our heartfelt condolences to the family of the fan who died as a result of her injuries.
"Though we have had no relationship with the sponsor or the entity responsible for erecting the structure, we take the safety of our fans very seriously and our thoughts are with all of those who were affected by this tragedy.

Prior to the news of the concertgoer’s death, Cape Town authorities released this statement:

"Twenty concert attendees were injured at the Cape Town Stadium this evening when a temporary scaffolding structure in the stadium precinct collapsed due to high winds. The injured were treated on scene and have been taken to nearby hospitals for further medical attention.”

Here is some footage of the incident:

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the fans families and friends!

Via Blabbermouth.net

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

SHADOWS FALL Cancel A Series Of Tour Dates Due To Jason Bittner's Illness - Official Statement Available!

As previously announced, drummer Jason Bittner (SHADOWS FALL) has been diagnosed with acute pancreatitis (a very serious disease). The same disease that sidelined Rex Brown (KILL DEVIL HILL, ex-PANTERA & DOWN) in 2009.

As a result, SHADOWS FALL have canceled the first four dates of their previously announced headlining tour with GOD FORBID, THY WILL BE DONE and TRUMPET THE HARLOT. Commented SHADOWS FALL drummer Jason Bittner: "For those who may not know, I was diagnosed last week with acute pancreatitis. Bittner posted the statement via his Facebook page:

"For most of the last SHADOWS FALL tour, I was in a lot of abdominal pain, which I figured was either food poisoning or a stomach bug. Unfortunately, it turns out to be a little more serious than that.

"After a trip to the ER last Monday, I received the diagnosis and some pain treatment.

"That being said, it pains me to say that due to doctor's orders, I am not cleared (nor do I even feel like I could pick up a stick) to begin touring until after I see the specialist and my blood work is back to normal.

"I apologize to the fans, 'cause it kills me to not be there, but my health comes first and I need to recuperate in order to return 110%."

Affected dates:

- November 08: Fayetteville, NC at The Norva
- November 09: Jacksonville, NC at Hooligans
- November 10: Charleston, SC at Ground Zero
- November 11: Jacksonville, FL at The Roc Bar

Dates still scheduled:

- November 13: Tallahassee, FL at Hard Rock Cafe
- November 14: Birmingham, AL at Zydeco
- November 15: Shreveport, LA at The Warehouse
- November 16: Oklahoma, OK at The Chemeleon Room
- November 17: Houston, TX at Scout Bar
- November 18: Austin, TX at Dirty Dog Bar
- November 20: Abilene, TX at TBA
- November 21: El Paso, TX at House Of Rock
- November 22: Gallup, NM at The Juggernaut
- November 23: Phoenix, AZ at Joe's Grotto

Related links:
Official Site of God Forbid
Official Site of Shadows Fall

HALESTORM Release Live EP Entitled 'The Live Room' - Watch & Download!

As previously reported, it has been announced that HALESTORM will be headlining the "Jägermeister Presents HALESTORM" tour. Also performing will be IN THIS MOMENT and EVE TO ADAM! The festival will kickoff November 8 at Mobile, Alabama's Soul Kitchen and then continues through mid-December. Details HERE!

On October 31, HALESTORM performed a six-song set on at Sear Sound Studios in New York City as part of The Warner Sound's "The Live Room". The entire performance has now been released as an EP via iTunes (it can be purchased at here).

"The Live Room" is an exclusive The Warner Sound original series that captures today's most innovative artists performing live recording sessions in the most iconic recording studios across America.

Related links:
HALESTORM's Official Site

Dave Grohl + Queens Of The Stone Age To Record NEW Album!

Recently, the FOO FIGHTERS announced a hiatus after 18 years of rocking the entire world. HERE is a statement posted by the bands frontman Dave Grohl.

So what is in the Grohl agenda for the rest of this year and in 2013?

Earlier this week, Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme revealed to Zane Lowe on his BBC Radio 1 show that Grohl will be drumming for the band on their NEW album!

Grohl drummed on Queens’ 2002 'Songs For The Deaf' and performed alongside Homme and Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones in Them Crooked Vultures. Queens Of The Stone Age play Download 2013. Get your tickets from www.downloadfestival.co.uk.

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Trent Reznor Discusses The Future Of NINE INCH NAILS!

Recently, Trent Reznor (NINE INCH NAILS) and his wife Mariqueen Maandix (ex-WEST INDIAN GIRL) released "Keep It Together", a brand NEW song from their band How To Destroy Angels. Joining "The Reznors" was frequent Nine Inch Nails collaborator Atticus Ross, as well as NIN's longtime graphic designer Rob Sheridan. The song comes off the band's second EP entitled 'An Omen EP' (available November 13 via Columbia Records). This NEW EP will contain six songs, some of which will also appear on How To Destroy Angels upcoming LP, to be issued early next year via Columbia Records. Listen HERE!

Now here is some NINE INCH NAILS news. While Reznor is currently writing music for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and scoring The Social Network** and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo with composer Atticus Ross. "It's really been an unexpected, weird ride," Reznor tells Rolling Stone. "I'm grateful to have the opportunity to work. I'm just trying to approach things with integrity and try to find things that are interesting to me."

Recently, Reznor told Rolling Stone that the band is working on NEW material. In an interview surrounding Black Ops 2, Reznor was asked about the likelihood of new NIN music. "All signs point to yes," he said. Pressed further, he added, "Yeah, there will be new music. There are some things in the works."

Those "things" could also include live performing again. "Yeah, if it feels right, it's a possibility," he says. "I never said that that wasn't going to happen, just that it couldn't go on as it was. Having a few years doing other things, I've enjoyed [them] and I'm enjoying doing How to Destroy Angels, and there will be a place for stuff that falls in the Nine Inch Nails column of things. It's a different kind of work. Stay tuned. We'll see what happens here."

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Trent Reznor on Facebook
Nine Inch Nails' Official Site

How Yesterday's Election Results Benefit The Heavy Music World!

Yesterday (November 6th), the people of the United States voted Barack Obama as their 44th president. The people also voted for various legislation's that in way or another, benefit the Heavy Music world. Here is what we are talking about:

- Residents in two states (Colorado and Washington) voted to legalize recreational marijuana. Other states have legalized medical marijuana (including Massachusetts on Tuesday).

How does this benefit the Heavy Music world? Well, while we don't condone the use of marijuana, we believe that it is a much healthier vice than cigarettes, alcohol, and other controlled substances such as cocaine and heroine. Additionally, the medicinal aspects of marijuana help thousands of patients worldwide to cope with many diseases.

- Maine and Maryland became the first states in which voters approved gay marriage. It had failed previously in 32 states, including Maine as recently as 2009. In addition, Wisconsin elected the first openly gay U.S. senator in history, with Rep. Tammy Baldwin’s (D) victory over former governor Tommy Thompson (R).

How does this benefit the Heavy Music world? Our music is all about the unity of the masses regardless of sexual orientation, race, nationality and religion background.

We at Horns Up Rocks don't really care about politics, but we do care about US the people! Here is our message to you: Never forget that the most powerful force in ANY nation is US THE PEOPLE! As Sick Of It All says it: "All roads lead the same direction, we all see eye to eye. Won't stand for a bad connection, we came to keep things tight. Prove this, prove that... proving is nothing! Let's all just be ourselves! Focused with the right aggression, turn to each other for help!"

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Horns Up Rocks To Host A Series Of Food & Clothing Drives At All Of Their Upcoming Events!

Hey guys, Jo Schüftan here. I just wanted to let everyone know that from this Friday on, Horns Up Rocks will be hosting a series of food and clothing drives in order to help out the victims of "FrankenSandy". All items will be donated to the Salvation Army.

While we are all about bringing you solid entertainment, we never forget those who need an extra hand and neither should you.

We will also be collecting funds that will help out the various artists that lost their studios and/or equipment during last weeks super storm. Additionally, we are organizing a series of benefit concerts and events in order to help our brothers and sisters out.

Join me and the crew at the following events:

- Monday, November 19th at Grit N Glory for "The Dirty Pearls Hurricane Benefit Show":

FREE event, but you must RSVP HERE! You also need to bring at least 1 of the following items:

-> Blankets or warm clothing
-> Toiletries, toilet paper, batteries, cleaning products
-> Canned food

- Saturday, December 18th at The Trash Bar for "A Holiday Tribute Show To Dimebag Darrell and the Victims Of Hurricane Sandy":

Joining us at "A Holiday Tribute Show for Dimebag Darrell" will be the Marc Rizzo Band (starring Marc Rizzo from Cavalera Conspiracy & Soulfly), Dimebag NYC (Pantera tribute band), ALEKHINE's GUN, DrivenMad, IKILLYA and THINNING THE HERD!

NOTE: Both Dimebag NYC and ALEKHINE'S GUN had major losses during the hurricane!

Here are all the details:

-> Date/Time: Saturday, December 8th at 8 PM
-> Location: The Trash Bar - 256 Grand Street, NY 11211-4303
-> Cost: $12 (21+ with ID)

Open bar from 7 - 8 PM! Official after-party at Duff's Brooklyn!

If you want to ship some items to us, email us at info@hornsuprocks.com and we'll make it happen.

Thanks in advance for your support!

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Horns Up Rocks
Grit N Glory
Salvation Army

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER: Shannon Lucas Leaves The Band - Video Statement Available!

Wow, this just in! Drumming machine Shannon Lucas has confirmed his departure from THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER via video statement (see below). During the short clip, Lucas also confirms that he has a NEW project with guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz (KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) and vocalist George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher (CANNIBAL CORPSE), for which he hopes to start tracking drums in January. Shannon also reveals that he will be opening a tattoo shop with his wife outside Richmond, Virginia. We want to wish Shannon the best of luck with his upcoming projects!

So who is stepping in for Lucas? Alan Cassidy (ABIGAIL WILLIAMS) is sitting behind the kit for the band's current trek with DETHKLOK, MACHINE HEAD and ALL THAT REMAINS.

Related links:
The Black Dahlia Murder on MySpace

SUICIDE SILENCE Set Up Memorial Fund For Mitch Lucker’s Family

Last week, the Heavy Music world was struck by the very sad news that Mitchell Adam Lucker passed away at the young age of 28 (More information HERE). According to the Los Angeles Times, Lucker struck a light pole near the intersection of Main and 13th streets and was thrown from his 2013 Harley Davidson. The motorcycle continued sliding south on Main Street and struck a northbound 2007 Nissan Titan pickup.

The remaining members of the band have set up a memorial fund for Mitch Lucker’s family following the singer’s tragic death last week. Here is their statement regarding this matter:

Fans who wish to donate can do so via the link below, with donations of $20 of more receiving a commemorative t-shirt as a token of thanks. All proceeds will go towards the educational fund of Mitch’s five-year-old daughter, Kenadee.

Donate to the Mitch Lucker Memorial Fund here: http://www.suicidesilence.net/

"We thank you for your continued love & support through this devastating time," comment the band. "We’d like to reiterate our thoughts from last week sending all our love out to those most affected by the loss of Mitch. We still can’t quite believe it."

HERE are reactions from the Heavy Music community!

Related links:
Official Site of Suicide Silence

MACHINE HEAD vs Mickey Mouse: Disney Cancels Yet Another Concert Because Of "violent imagery", "inflammatory lyrics" and "undesirable fans" - Statement Available!

To say that MACHINE HEAD have been having a rough couple of weeks is an understatement. After being forced to cancel and postpone various concerts due to that bitch Sandy. The band was recently struck in the face by the corporate Mickey's over at Walt Disney. All up to date MACHINE HEAD tour dates can be seen here: http://www.machinehead1.com/tourdates

This is the bands official statement regarding this matter:

"For the third time in a row, the corporate powers behind Walt Disney Properties have once again pressured promoter Live Nation into canceling Machine Head's performance at a House of Blues venue on Disney property, this time the December 4th show in Orlando, FL.

"While no one is willing to provide evidence that would prove unfavorable to Disney, sources close to events have suggested that Machine Head remains on a "banned list", and while Dethklok, All That Remains and Black Dahlia Murder will still be allowed to play, the corporate powers at Disney have refused to allow Machine Head to perform.

"In 2007, Walt Disney Properties banned Machine Head from the House Of Blues venues in both Anaheim and Orlando, citing "violent imagery", "inflammatory lyrics" and most appallingly "undesirable fans" as the reason. The diversity-impaired corporation began pressuring the promoter with vague threats of liability and reduced job security before placing Machine Head under an internal "review process". Five days later, Walt Disney Properties would convey their alarming decision to the band, less than 48 hours before the first date of 2007's anti-war, anti-religion, anti-conservative-themed "The Blackening" album headline run at the House Of Blues in Anaheim, CA.

"A stunned Machine Head announced the details and disgust regarding the situation and let fans know of the then-rescheduled show 70 miles away at The Glass House in Pomona. In retaliation for that public announcement, Disney cancelled the band's then-upcoming performance at the House Of Blues in Orlando, citing the same absurd reasons, though they would only publicly state that they had "changed musical formats" at the venue.

"Machine Head wish to once again extend their gratitude to Live Nation and the House Of Blues for their poise and tolerance throughout these ridiculous developments, unbelievably transpiring here in these United States Of America in this year 2012.

"As they are not on Disney property and therefore not subject to the corporation's alleged coercionary tactics, the current dates with Dethklok, All That Remains and The Black Dahlia Murder at the Dallas and Houston House Of Blues will go on as scheduled. Unfortunately, Machine Head’s Florida performance will not be rescheduled in an effort to avoid creating any conflict with the existing dates on the tour."

Disney: please stop funking around with MACHINE HEAD, let them do their job!

As previously reported, the band will release 'Machine Fucking Head Live' on November 13. It's Machine Head's second live effort; 'Hellalive' was released in 2003. Nine years have passed and Machine Head still slay and administer a "Bay Area Beatdown" in the live realm. Full details HERE!

To celebrate this special release, the band is giving their devoted fans a FREE legal download of a kick ass live version of their song "This Is The End" (courtesy of Noisecreep). Click HERE to download!

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MACHINE HEAD's Official Site

EXCLUSIVE: Statement From Six Feet Under's Chris Barnes Regarding The Fight With Travis Ryan From Cattle Decapitation!

Yesterday, we reported HERE that CATTLE DECAPITATION dropped off the SIX FEET UNDER tour following some drama between their vocalist Travis Ryan and SIX FEET UNDER's Chris Barnes. After hearing about Ryan's rant about him on Facebook, Barnes exclusive told us his side of the story. Here is what went down!

SIX FEET UNDER Tour with Wretched:

- 11/07: Buffalo, NY Club Infinity
- 11/08: Reading, PA Reverb
- 11/09: Amityville, NY Revolution
- 11/10: Dayton, OH McGuffy's
- 11/11: TBA
- 11/12: St Paul, MN Station 4
- 11/13: Joliet, IL Mojoe's
- 11/14: Lansing, MI Mac's Bar
- 11/15: Peoria, IL The Brass Rail
- 11/16: Valparaiso, IN Roadies Music Venue
- 11/17: Louisville, KY Phoenix Hill Tavern
- 11/18: Atlanta, GA Masquerade
* = SFU Only

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SIX FEET UNDER on Facebook
WRETCHED on Facebook

44th U.S. President Announcement In Times Square New York With A Sick Of It All Twist!

Yesterday (November 6th), the people of the United States voted Barack Obama as their 44th president. We at Horns Up Rocks don't really care about politics, but we do care about US the people! Here is our message to you: Never forget that the most powerful force in ANY nation is US THE PEOPLE! As Sick Of It All says it: "All roads lead the same direction, we all see eye to eye. Won't stand for a bad connection, we came to keep things tight. Prove this, prove that... proving is nothing! Let's all just be ourselves! Focused with the right aggression, turn to each other for help!"

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Sick Of It All

DOWN Announce Leg 2 Of U.S. Tour With WARBEAST - Full Itinerary Available!

NOLA super group DOWN, are back in black (or in purple) spreading their newest sonic assault to thousands of ear buds all over the world! The band recently wrapped up the first leg of their European tour and have now announced the second leg of their U.S. tour. It seems like the band is focusing on cutting back the amount of tour dates per trek, so that they can be extremely focused on their musical craft.

With that said, DOWN is going to be tearing through the U.S. in January 2013 in support of 'Down IV Part I: The Purple EP'. Warbeast, who are part of Philip Anselmo's label Housecore Records, will offer support on the tour. As previously reported HERE, Anselmo and Warbeast are working on a collab album titled 'War Of The Gargantuas'. This album is set for a January 8th release. So its safe to assume that some of those songs will be performed during this tour. Here is a confirmed list of tour dates:

- Fri Jan 11, 2013: Warehouse Live in Ballroom Houston, TX
- Sat Jan 12, 2013: Backstage Live in San Antonio, TX
- Mon Jan 14, 2013: The Marquee in Tempe, AZ
- Tues Jan 15, 2013: Hard Rock Cafe on the Strip in Las Vegas NV
- Wed Jan 16, 2013: Key Club in West Hollywood, CA
- Fri Jan 18, 2013: City National Grove in Anaheim Anaheim, CA
- Sat Jan 19, 2013: Ace of Spades in Sacramento, CA
- Sun Jan 20, 2013: Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, CA
- Tue Jan 22, 2013: Showbox at the Market in Seattle, WA
- Wed Jan 23, 2013: Roseland Theater in Portland, OR
- Thu Jan 24, 2013: Knitting Factory in Boise, ID
- Sat Jan 26, 2013: The Summit Music Hall in Denver, CO
- Mon Jan 28, 2013: First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN
- Tue Jan 29, 2013: The Rave in Milwaukee, WI
- Wed Jan 30, 2013: Bogart's in Cincinnati, OH
- Fri Feb 1, 2013: Track 29 in Chattanooga, TN

- April 10, 2033: Carioca Club in Sao Paulo, Brazil
- April 11, 2013: El Teatro (Flores) in Ciudad Autonoma De Buenos Aires, Argentina
- April 13, 2013: The Metal Fest Chile in Santiago, Chile
HERE is an extensive gallery of DOWN's recent concert in New York City!

Recently, DOWN premiered a music video for their NEW song "Witchtripper". Watch it HERE!

Where to order DOWN IV online:

Down IV Part I the Purple Ep on cd available at amazon.com. Click here.

Down IV Part I the Purple Ep on cd available at bestbuy.com. Click here.

Down IV Part I the Purple Ep and bundles on sale at down-nola.com. Click here.

Starting Sept 18, the full album and individual songs in mp3 format will be available from Amazon.com for download. Click here.

Down IV Part I the Purple Ep is available for pre-order from iTunes. Click here.

Photo by: Zulie Alvarez (www.zuliephotographierocks.com/)

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Drama Alert: CATTLE DECAPITATION Cancel New York City Appearance After A Fist Fight With Members Of SIX FEET UNDER!

CATTLE DECAPITATION has apparently dropped off the SIX FEET UNDER tour following some drama between their vocalist Travis Ryan and SIX FEET UNDER's Chris Barnes.

Ryan had the following to say via Facebook:

"Chris Barnes is a fucking hack. I've personally passed on at least five Six Feet tours over the last 8 or so years because he pulls so much nonsense on the support bands because his ego is astronomical. We're leaving the Chris Barnes Show tour today. Go to the Chris Barnes show and buy some of their merch. They need it desperately.

"He couldn't handle the fact that we were destroying him nightly on merch and talked shit about us on stage last night. I went to confront him about that and he sucker punched me as I was talking. He immediately RAN out the door and fled to his bus like he does every night when the two fans that are left for their show are trying to get him to sign something.

"We're leaving because we have no interest in bringing more people to the Chris Barnes show. There was no "fight". He punched me, RAN away and a few people saw it. I just walked out told his tour manager the deal, wrapped up the merch and left.

"Just don't go to the show and please get the word out. Cattle Decapitation is not doing this tour as we no longer wish to bring peole to his show. Cuz its HIS show. More than enough people have drilled that fact into us.

"He says: "what about showing some respect" I laughed, said "respect?" And proceeded to tell him about the time where he spent all night with me outside their bus @ the tail end of the Butchered At Birth Tour in 93 and that respect was paid long ago and he's since proved to the Metal world how much of a bitch he is… I got "dude, in 1993…" In there and he punched me as I was talking. Ran out the door and seriously thinks he's a bad ass still? Hahaha…

"Here's how Chris Barnes works: punches. Runs. Does the Rocky dance like he's a badass on his tour bus he's about to not fuckin afford."

For his part, Barnes had the following to say via Twitter: "If you eat tofu you'll get you're ass kicked in a fight. #knocked out"

SIX FEET UNDER Tour with Wretched:

- 11/06: New York, NY The Studio at Webster Hall
- 11/07: Buffalo, NY Club Infinity
- 11/08: Reading, PA Reverb
- 11/09: Amityville, NY Revolution
- 11/10: Dayton, OH McGuffy's
- 11/11: TBA
- 11/12: St Paul, MN Station 4
- 11/13: Joliet, IL Mojoe's
- 11/14: Lansing, MI Mac's Bar
- 11/15: Peoria, IL The Brass Rail
- 11/16: Valparaiso, IN Roadies Music Venue
- 11/17: Louisville, KY Phoenix Hill Tavern
- 11/18: Atlanta, GA Masquerade
* = SFU Only

Related links:
SIX FEET UNDER on Facebook
WRETCHED on Facebook


'KINGS & THIEVES', the inspiring NEW album from legendary Queensrÿche vocalist GEOFF TATE, is available today via InsideOut Music. After selling over 20 million albums, receiving four Grammy nominations, and releasing fourteen studio albums, TATE has become one of the most respected vocalists of his time. 'KINGS & THIEVES' will be TATE's second solo album and first solo effort in over a decade. Fans and press alike have fallen in love with GEOFF TATE's expertly crafted lyrics, unique progressive style and breathtaking vocals. 'KINGS & THIEVES' once again shows why TATE is one of the most influential forces in mainstream Rock and Metal.

KINGS & THIEVES is available at most major outlets including:

Amazon (digital | physical)

GEOFF TATE is currently touring in support of KINGS & THIEVES, including a two-week Canadian run with Metal legend ALICE COOPER. More shows are constantly being added, and a list of currently confirmed dates can be seen below.


01. She Slipped Away
02. Take A Bullet
03. In The Dirt
04. Say U Luv It
05. The Way I Roll
06. Tomorrow
07. Evil
08. Dark Money
09. These Glory Days
10. Change
11. Waiting

Remaining Tour Dates:

11/07/12 - Calgary, AB, Canada @ Southern Jubilee Auditorium (*with Alice Cooper)
11/08/12 - Saskatoon, SK, Canada @ TCU Place (*with Alice Cooper)
11/09/12 - Moose Jaw, SK, Canada @ Mosaic Place (*with Alice Cooper)
11/11/12 - Medicine Hat, AB, Canada @ Medicine Hat Arena (*with Alice Cooper)
11/13/12 - Dawson Creek, BC, Canada @ Encana Events Centre (*with Alice Cooper)
11/14/12 - Edmonton, AB, Canada @ Northern Jubilee Auditorium (*with Alice Cooper)
11/16/12 - Vancouver, BC, Canada @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre (*with Alice Cooper)
11/21/12 - San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
11/23/12 - Dallas, TX @ Trees
11/24/12 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
11/27/12 to 12/1/12 - Shiprocked
12/04/12 - Orlando, FL @ The Social
12/05/12 - Jacksonville, FL @ Freebird Live
12/07/12 - Destin, FL @ Club L.A.
12/08/12 - Clearwater, FL @ Capitol Theatre
12/09/12 - Sunrise, FL @ Markham Park

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