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Deftones Announce US Spring Tour

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Grammy-winning alternative band Deftones will be kicking off a tour of North America on March 4, 2013. The headlining run begins in Rochester, NY and wraps March 30 in Houston, TX. Deftones have also rescheduled their New York City and Boston, MA show dates, which had previously been postponed due to Hurricane Sandy. Tickets go on sale December 21st. KOI NO YOKAN, the band's seventh studio album, was released November 13th via Warner Bros Records. It debuted at #11 on the Billboard Charts Top 200 chart, with over 65k sold first week, and the first single "Tempest" is currently #8 and climbing at Rock Radio. KOI NO YOKAN has also met with critical acclaim. Revolver declared it their "Album of the Year," SPIN selected it as one of its Top 50 Albums of 2012 and its #5 Metal Album of the Year, the NY Post hailed it as "one of the best rock albums of the year" and Penthouse said "If you hear an album this year that combines the ferocious and the subl…

The Devil Wears Prada and As I Lay Dying Unite For Marathon Metalcore Tour

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The Devil Wears Prada and As I Lay Dying Unite For Marathon Metalcore Tour
North American Co-Headline Trek Kicks Off On February 22nd In Ventura, California

Multi-Artist Bill To Also Feature For Today, The Color Morale, And The Chariot

Tickets On Sale December 21st

Ferret Music recording group The Devil Wears Prada and Metal Blade Records' As I Lay Dying have announced details of their upcoming North American co-headline tour. The hugely anticipated trek gets underway February 22nd at Ventura, California's Majestic Ventura Theater Half House and then continues through early April (see attached itinerary). Tickets for all dates will be on sale Friday, December 21st.

The Devil Wears Prada and As I Lay Dying will be accompanied on the epic tour by For Today (on all dates except March 7th-March 8th), The Color Morale (February 22nd – March 7th), and The Chariot (March 8th – April 4th). For complete details and ticket information, please visit www.tdwpband.com/tourand www.asilaydying.…

Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe Disgusted By Disrespectful Oregon Audience

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"I am so disgusted right now- if you were one of those who wouldn’t shut up for sixty lousy seconds to honor twenty murdered children- go look in the mirror."
During Lamb Of God‘s concert at the Gerding Theater At The Armory in Medford, Oregon Friday night, frontman Randy Blythe requested one minute of silence in remembrance of the children lost in the Newtown, Connecticut tragedy earlier that morning. While the majority of the crowd quietly paid their respects, a disturbing number of concertgoers made noise, talked and generally disrupted the otherwise peaceful moment. After the concert, a shaken Blythe took to Instagram to express his disgust for those that couldn’t “shut up for sixty lousy seconds.” “We, lamb of god, asked for sixty seconds of silence during our 1st set break to honor the dead children & teachers in CT. It seemed appropriate- it’s a goddamned national TRAGEDY. Most of the crowd complied, but several didn’t, some cursing & even laughing. I wanted to wa…

The Black Dahlia Murder Confirmed for the 2013 Van's Warped Tour

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The Black Dahlia Murder Confirmed for the 2013 Van's Warped Tour
Detroit Michigan's melodic death metal outfit, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, will be hitting the road this coming summer as a part of the annual Van's Warped Tour. Vocalist Trevor Strnad comments; "We in THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER look forward to seeing you and your friend's fancy haircuts this summer at the Van's Warped Tour. I think it's safe to say that all of us in TBDM have attended this tour at various points and have fond memories of this great American punk rock freak show. This time, we shall be the freaks… the sore thumb poking at your eyeball. We are proud to be the fastest, craziest, and most evil band that has ever played Warped Tour… hundreds of bands will enter, one band will leave. Us. We will emerge from the rubble like the giant cockroach men we are. See ya this summer… let's get warped!!!"

New acts are being announced every Friday so keep an eye on official Van's Warped …

UNEARTH prepare for "Brothers of Brutality Tour"; announce Matt DeVries as fill-in bassist

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UNEARTH prepare for "Brothers of Brutality Tour"; announce Matt DeVries as fill-in bassist
UNEARTH will begin 2013 in a big way on tour alongside WHITECHAPEL and EMMURE. The "Brothers of Brutality Tour" will begin on January 8th in Knoxville, TN and wraps up February 11th in New York, NY. Unfortunately, UNEARTH bassist John "Slo" Maggard will not be joining the band on the tour.

Vocalist Trevor Phipps has posted the following update:
"John "Slo" Maggard will unfortunately be sitting out the Brothers of Brutality Tour (Whitechapel, Emmure, Obey the Brave, The Plot In You) this coming January/February. His absence is simply to take care of personal matters at home and is only temporary. Slo will remain a member of Unearth moving forward and is actively involved in the writing process for our next album, which we plan to record and release some time in 2013.

"Luckily, our long time friend Matt DeVries (Fear Factory, ex-Chimaira) will be takin…

Swedish AEON and German OVER YOUR THRESHOLD to go on G/A/S Tour supporting OBSCURA in March of 2013!

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Swedish AEON and German OVER YOUR THRESHOLD to go on G/A/S Tour supporting OBSCURA in March of 2013!
Celebrating a decade of progressive Death Metal, German OBSCURA will be heading out for a nine-date tour through Germany, Austria and Switzerland in March of 2013.

The Swedish Satanic Death Metal outfit AEON will be acting as direct support to the headliner. Comments the band: "It will be awesome to do this tour with Obscura, and with our newly released album "Aeons Black" we are now stronger than ever with a killer live set that will leave no venue and crowd intact. Expect nothing else but pure fucking death metal!"

The opener on the run will be Munich progressive Death Metal hopefuls OVER YOUR THRESHOLD who comment on their first tour as follows: "We feel honoured to be a part of the "A Decade Of Progressive Death Metal" Tour and also are very excited to present all songs of our recently released debut album "Facticity" to you people. There a…

Pierce The Veil announces 2013 spring headline tour

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Fearless Records Official Website
PIERCE THE VEIL ANNOUNCE HEADLINE TOUR  - SPRING 2013 - 

Pierce The Veil are excited to announce their North American headline tour in spring of 2013, with support from Memphis May FireLetlive, and Issues. The "Street Youth Rising Tour" is the follow-up to the band's recent 34 date headline US major market run with Sleeping With Sirens,which completely sold out in all cities.  
"We plan on bringing everything that we've got for this next tour and we can't wait to share it with all of you," adds lead singer Vic Fuentes.

Noted as one of MTV Buzzworthy's Breakthrough Artists of 2012, the San Diego, CA ensemble  will be touring in support of new album Collide With The Sky, which debuted at #12 on the Billboard Top 200#1 on the Alternative Chart#1 on the Rock Chart, and #1 on the Hard Music Chart, selling nearly 30,000 copies in its first week. The album is now available on iTunes
Pierce The Veil will charge into the n…

SHAI HULUD launch title track and pre-orders for "Reach Beyond the Sun"

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SHAI HULUD launch title track and pre-orders for "Reach Beyond the Sun"
SHAI HULUD's new album, Reach Beyond the Sun, will be released in North America on February 19th, 2013. The title track for the album is streaming on-line, and is available for purchase on iTunesHERE. To listen, visit metalblade.com/shaihulud. Throughout the next few weeks, the band will also be posting candid studio video blogs, new music, and more, so watch out for updates as they are made available.

About Reach Beyond the Sun:
Reach Beyond the Sun, the fourth entry in Shai Hulud's storied catalog, will see its release in February of 2013. The album was produced by current New Found Glory guitarist, Chad Gilbert, and notably, vocalist on Hulud's debut LP Hearts Once Nourished With Hope And Compassion. In addition to producing, Gilbert also returned to sing on the album - his first offering of recorded vocals with the band in over a decade. Not unlike Shai Hulud's previous releases, Reach B…

LAMB OF GOD MANAGER RESPONDS TO BYLTHE INDICTMENT

As news breaks of Randy Blythe’s indictment on manslaughter charges in the Czech Republic, manager Larry Mazer responds with the following statement:
“After a three month investigation, the prosecutor in the Czech Republic has decided to move forward with an indictment of Randy Blythe on the charge of manslaughter with intent to cause bodily harm. Obviously, we intend to fight vigorously against these charges as we feel that in no way did Randy intend to cause bodily harm on the young fan who subsequently died from injuries sustained at the show.  As he has stated previously, Randy intends to go to Prague to defend himself at trial.
While it is a tragedy that a Lamb of God fan died following a performance by the group, in no way do I feel that Randy did anything improper that led to the young man’s injuries and subsequent death.  The price of a ticket to a show does not entitle audience members access to a band’s stage.  In the years since the murder on stage of Dimebag Darrell Abbot…

DETHKLOK, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and DANGEROUS TOYS Members Comment on the Late MELDRUM Guitarist Michelle Meldrum

MELDRUM are pleased to announce that their long awaited third album ''LIFER'' is officially out now via REVERSED RECORDS. ''LIFER'' was released as a proud tribute to the late MELDRUM founding guitarist MICHELLE MELDRUM. MICHELLE tirelessly spent her career touring the world and sharing the stage with the likes of MOTORHEAD, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, SEPULTURA, DANZIG and NASHVILLE PUSSY to name a few. During that time MICHELLE left a everlasting impact on the guitar world. To mark the release some of MICHELE's closest friends GENE HOGLAN (Testament, Death, Dark Angel, Dethklok) JOHN DESERVIO (BLS, Cycle of Pain), JAMES LOMENZO (BLS, Megadeth, White Lion) and JASON MCMASTER (Dangerous Toys, Watch Tower, Broken Teeth) have commented on their fallen friend. ''LIFER'' is available now on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/lifer/id579206627),CD Baby (http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/meldrum14) and at http://www.reversedrecords.com/estore.DETHK…

BATTLECROSS confirmed to support IN FLAMES on tour in 2013!

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BATTLECROSS confirmed to support IN FLAMES on tour in 2013!
"The Growing Pains" headlining December tour kicks off Saturday!

Agoura Hills, CA - December 5th, 2012 - Detroit, MI's BATTLECROSS, one of 2012's break-out metal acts, will continue their live campaign in support of their debut full-length, Pursuit of Honor, in 2013. The first leg of the tour, which also includes support from Demon Hunter, and All Shall Perish, will begin on February 2nd in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and runs through February 16th. The second leg of the tour will be announced shortly. Confirmed shows can be seen below, along with BATTLECROSS'sDecember headlining tour with Metal Blade Records label mates, Abiotic.

BATTLECROSS guitarist Hiran Deraniyagala comments on the tour: "Wow! So stoked to hit the road with all these great bands - In Flames, Demon Hunter and All Shall Perish. Last year was good to us and looks like next year is even better for Battlecross. This will be a nice break from wo…