"Progressive instrumentalists Scale The Summit will enter Basement Studios in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on January 2 with producer Jamie King (Between The Buried And Me, He Is Legend, For Today) to begin recording their new album, "The Migration", for a spring release via Prosthetic Records.
Scale The Summit's third album, "The Collective", sold around 1,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 39 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
The follow-up to 2009's "Carving Desert Canyons", "The Collective" was recorded at Paint It Black Studios in Orlando, Florida with producer Mark Lewis (Devildriver, All That Remains, The Black Dahlia Murder).
Scale The Summit formed in 2005 while attending the Musicians Institute in Los Angeles. The band relocated to Texas in 2006, where they recorded their first, self-released album. After signing with Prosthetic, they issued "Carving Desert Canyons", which Revolver called "a cinematic blast of intricately melodic fretwork and pummeling percussion," in 2009."
Wizened post-hardcore vets Circle Takes the Square have released their new album Decompositions: Volume Number One for full stream/purchase on their bandcamp. Check it.
Scandinavian death metal outfit A Thousand Years Slavery have recorded a video for their as-of-yet unreleased song "Above the Canopy" which you can watch here.
Check out Circa Survive's video for "Sharp Practice" here. It's both simple and visually intense.
If you dare, check out LeAnn Rimes' effort to win best performance of 2012. She's got my vote.
The lead singer of rock band Lostprophets was refused bail today after being accused of plotting to rape a child aged under 13. Ian Watkins, a former boyfriend of Radio 1 DJ and TV presenter Fearne Cotton, was remanded in custody charged with six child sex offences. The 35-year-old was charged with conspiring to engage in sex with an underage girl. He faces three separate charges of possession, creation and distribution of indecent images of children. The singer, from Pontypridd, Wales, is also charged with possession of 'extreme pornography'. Cardiff magistrates court heard that 40 images of children and child abuse were being investigated by police. Two unnamed women, aged 20 and 24, from Doncacster and Bedford, have also been charged with 'similar offences'. Making an application for all three to be refused bail, prosecutor Mrs Suzanne Thomas said: 'They are the sort of charges which will cause public revulsion. The penalty would be a custodial sentence if they were found guilty.' Watkins was arrested on Monday as part of an ongoing investigation into child sex offences.
The rock star dated presenter Cotton for less than a year in 2005, although the pair are thought to have remained friends and were pictured together in 2008. He appeared in court today wearing a black jacket with a high collar and was watched by his mother. A forlorn-looking Watkins did not speak during the 90-minute hearing. The two women also facing prosecution - the younger woman facing four charges and the other facing six - cannot be named for legal reasons. All three were remanded in custody to appear in Cardiff Crown Court on December 31.
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Deftones are pleased to announce North American tour dates in March 2013. Pre-sale tickets are now available to purchase at the following link http://www.deftonestix.com. General on-sale is Friday, December 21st.
Full tour dates below:
3/4 Rochester, NY Main Street Armory
3/5 Boston, MA House of Blues
3/6 Huntington, NY Paramount Theatre
3/9 New York, NY Terminal 5
3/10 Montclair, NJ Wellmont Theatre
3/12 Stroudsburg, PA The Sherman Theatre
3/13 Norfolk, VA The Norva
3/15 Charlotte, NC Fillmore Charlotte
3/16 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
3/17 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle
3/19 Miami, FL Fillmore Miami Beach
3/21 St. Petersburg, FL Jannus Live!
3/22 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live
3/23 Mobile, AL Soul Kitchen
3/25 Baton Rouge, LA The Varsity Theatre
3/26 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Amphitheater
3/27 Pharr, TX Pharr Entertainment Center
3/29 Austin, TX ACL Live at the Moody Theater
3/30 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center
Then this casket is for you!
...and there are no words adequate to describe the result. Also, be sure to stay for Daniel Weidlein's sax cover of Petrucci's solo.
Voivod‘s new track “Kluskap O’Kom” is now available for streaming online courtesy of Brooklynvegan.com. January 22nd will bring with it the release of the bands new album “Target Earth” on Century Media Records.
Architects have some new material demoed. Band vocalist Sam Carter recently tweeted that the new songs are “already some of my favourites”. No official word yet on any studio plans for the groups next release.
The Deftones‘ latest album “Koi No Yokan” has been named Revolver magazine’s album of the year. Band frontman Chino Moreno spoke with the publication about receiving the honor while also revealing his own album of the year. You can read that here.
Jungle Rot‘s 1996 release “Skin The Living” will be reissued by Victory Records on February 19th. The bands as-yet untitled new album is slated to follow on March 19th.
Post-Black Metal band Deafheaven will enter the studio on January 21st 2013 to begin recording their second full-length, titled Sunbeathr. Tracking will take place at The Atomic Garden Recording Studio in San Francisco, CA with producer Jack Shirley (Graf Orlock, Loma Prieta) once again at the helm.
Facebook friends of mine got the inside-track on Ma Jolie earlier this year, but the band has recently dropped two demos on us from their 2013 EP on their bandcamp. Listen in to "Cannonball."
Influential metallic hardcore band Shai Hulud has premiered the title track to its upcoming release, Reach Beyond the Sun. The new album will be released on February 19th on Metal Blade Records. You can stream the track at this location.
If you want to see In Flames yet this year or early next year, check out their tour schedule below.
Remaining Dates with Lamb Of God:
12/06/12 - Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
12/07/12 - Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom
12/08/12 - Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
12/10/12 - Denver, CO @ The Fillmore Auditorium
12/11/12 - Farmington, NM @ McGee Park
12/13/12 - San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre
12/14/12 - Medford, OR @ Medford Armory
12/15/12 - Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House
12/16/12 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise
01/28/13 - 02/01/13 - Miami, FL
02/02/13 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
02/04/13 - Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
02/05/13 - Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
02/07/13 - Covington, KY @ Madison Theater
02/08/13 - Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
02/09/13 - Lincoln, ME @ Bourbon Theatre
02/10/13 - Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater
02/12/13 - Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum Theater
02/13/13 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
02/14/13 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
02/15/13 - Ventura, CA @ Majestic Theatre
02/16/13 - Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
Head here to hear the first song released from Coheed and Cambria's upcoming album The Afterman: Descencion, "The Hard Sell."
Check out The Contortionist's latest video below!
02/02/13 - Winston-Salem, NC @ Ziggy's
02/03/13 - Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligans
02/05/13 - Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
02/06/13 - Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
02/07/13 - Portland, ME @ The Asylum
02/08/13 - Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
02/09/13 - Lynchburg, VA @ Phase 2
02/10/13 - Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
02/12/13 - Fayetteville, AR @ George's Majestic Lounge
02/14/13 - Biloxi, MS @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
02/15/13 - Broussard, LA @ The Station
02/16/13 - Beaumont, TX @ Dixie Dance Hall
02/17/13 - Little Rock, AR @ Revolution! Music Room
02/19/13 - Springfield, IL @ Boondocks
02/21/13 - Bloomington, IL @ The Castle Theatre
02/22/13 - South Bend, IN @ Club Fever
02/23/13 - Cedar Falls, IA @ Pepsi Pavilion
New Trophy Scars merchandise is now up for pre-order. Spend $25 and get a 15% discount when you enter HOLIDAZE as the coupon!! This is some limited quantity stuff so act fast!
Here is the official press release:
A parting of the ways with Neurosis.
For us all, time for change has come. The friendships and body of work that have spawned from our time together will live on as we move forward. It has been an honor and a privilege to work with Neurosis over the last 12 years.
As the crossroads are upon us, and we feel that the pinnacle of our collaborative efforts have been reached; we now look toward our individual futures with support and encouragement. Constant reinvention is at the heart and soul of us all, and we will all continue to persevere.
Despite the larger picture winding down as we move on in our own directions, we will continue to work together on specific legacy projects including reissues and possibly more if/when the right projects come up.
Onward. Josh Graham
As of today, after much thought and discussion, visual projections as we have presented them over the last 20 years will no longer be part of Neurosis live shows.
We are going to begin the process of reinventing our live presentation. This process will begin at zero, allowing the music to speak for itself and lead us where it may. Whatever form or however long this may take is unknown.
This also signals a parting of the ways with our visual artist of the last twelve years, Josh Graham. Josh’s tireless work and talent came at a time when we really needed it and carried us gracefully into the video age with original content we couldn’t have dreamed of when we were just starting out. Our parting comes from a place of mutual respect, friendship and understanding. We all agree that this is a step Neurosis has to take and are open to working together on specific projects in the future. We wish him success and the best of luck with all of his own musical endeavors and artistic passions.
In the spirit of sound,
Steve, Dave, Jason, Noah, and Scott
Rage Against The Machine‘s remastered “XX” 20th anniversary reissue of their self-titled debut album is now streaming online through AOL.com. The effort was released in a variety of editions today.