FLAW have dropped off the upcoming Kittie, Ill Ni�o and No One Tour and will be replaced by Chimaira, who will join the bill beginning December 29th. In related news, two dates for the trek have been juggled and are now as follows:
January 23rd Spartanburg, SC - Ground Zero
January 25th Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
The Lostprophets, Stereomud, Radiohead, Dave Navarro, and more will be featured on the upcoming compilation outing, "MTV2 Handpicked", due out on January 22nd through Columbia.
Trapt In Canada
Trapt will be hitting The Wherehouse Studios in Vancouver, BC on January 21st to begin recording their forthcoming Warner Bros. debut with producer GGGarth Richardson (Mudvayne, Kittie). The group plan to wrap up the album by around March, with a summer/fall release being eyed.
Go Canada! Too bad i live on the other side of Canada and can't get to any very good shows!
Downthesun have posted a teaser preview of their track, "Medicated", on their official website, www.downthesun.com. A full site is expected to be launched shortly, while the groups self-titled debut for Maggot Recordings is expected out early next year.
Roadrunner Records have now officially confirmed Glassjaw's departure from their roster. The label released a statement on the matter, it is as follows:
"Glassjaw and Roadrunner Records have parted ways. It's actually quite amicable and something that both the band and Roadrunner have been talking about for quite some time now. Though we were looking forward to making the follow up to their debut �Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Silence�, things did not turn out as such.
The band's friend and producer, Ross Robinson, had left the Roadrunner fold with his I AM imprint and wanted to take Glassjaw with him. While we at Roadrunner tried our best to accommodate Darryl, Beck, Todd and Larry, their hearts weren't in it. It was a strange situation, to put it mildly. Ultimately, after A LOT of conversation, the decision was made to work out a situation with Ross and the band rather than force them to make music and be creative in a place where they weren't happy. It was a hard decision for us here, but we're happy for Glassjaw (who apparently already have offers on the table) and wish them the best in the future."
At present, the band are in the Los Angeles, CA area, reportedly working on some tracks for their forthcoming new album with producer Ross Robinson (Slipknot, Korn), while recent rumors indicate that a new record deal will be struck with either Virgin or ARTISTdirect through the I AM imprint shortly.
With record label London-Sire going under, it is now heavily rumored that artists from the roster, such as 40 Below Summer and Slipknot's newly founded imprint label, Maggot Recordings, will be heading to Elektra/Warner. No official word has come down as of yet.
Spiders And Ants
Alien Ant Farm are heavily rumored to be in the top position to track the theme to the upcoming live action Spiderman movie. No official word has been released as of yet.
What You Skrape
Skrape have posted the video for their new single "What You Say" on their official website, http://www.skrape.com
Dopeheads On Strike Pt.2
Machine Head and 3rd Strike are set to hit the road together for a string of dates early next year, they are as follows:
January 10th Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
January 11th Seattle, WA - Graceland
January 12th Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre
January 14th Orangevale, CA - The Boardwalk
January 15th West Hollywood, CA - House of Blues
January 16th Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
January 18th San Diego, CA - The Scene
January 19th Phoenix, AZ - Mason Jar
January 20th Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theatre
January 22nd Lubbock, TX - The Pavilion
January 23rd Dallas, TX - Deep Ellum Live
January 24th Austin, TX - The Backroom
January 25th Houston, TX - Engine Room
January 26th New Orleans, LA - Howlin' Wolf
January 27th Tallahassee, FL - Floyd's Music Store
January 29th Lake Buena Vista, FL - House of Blues
February 02nd Atlantic Beach, NC - Ziggy's By The Sea
February 07th Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero
February 08th New York City, NY - Irving Plaza
February 09th Worcester, MA - The Palladium
More dates are expected to be announced shortly. Dope had originally been announced to be a part of the tour, but have since dropped off. More acts are expected to be announced shortly.
Start With Ross
Vex Red have lined up the tentative track listing to their forthcoming I AM/Virgin debut, "Start With A Strong And Persistent Desire", it is as follows:
01 - "The Closest"
02 - "Dermo"
03 - "Can't Smile"
04 - "Untitled"
05 - "Itch"
06 - "Bully Me"
07 - "Cause And Solution"
08 - "Start With A Strong And Persistent Desire"
09 - "Clone Jesus"
10 - "Sleep Does Nothing For You"
11 - "Vert"
The album is expected out in April, while a CD single for the track, "Can't Smile", will be released on February 04th in the U.K.. In the meantime, the band will be shooting a video for "Can't Smile" in the U.S. in the next week or two with director Robert Hales (nine inch nails), its expected to begin airing early next year.
55 Uncivilized Rocks
Primer 55 have confirmed their dates alongside Clutch and Biohazard, they are as follows:
December 27th Norfolk VA - The Norva
December 28th Pittsburgh PA - Club Laga
December 29th Cleveland OH - Agora
December 30th Milwaukee WI - The Rave
December 31st Grand Rapids MI - The Orbit
Superego, the side project of Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor, is expected to perform another live show, this time on New Years Eve, December 31st at Hairy Mary's in Des Moines, IA with Index Case. A debut offering from the group is expected out sometime next year.
Thirtysecondstomars will be mastering their forthcoming Immortal/Virgin debut, "Welcome To the Universe", this coming Tuesday, December 18th. The album is tentatively set for a March 12th release and 13 songs are expected to be featured on it, known possible track titles include:
"Buddha For Mary"
"Edge Of The Earth"
"Anarchy In Tokyo"
"Secret To The Sun"
"Provehito In Altum"
"Good Day To Buy A Gun"
Sarkisyan's New Disease
Spineshank have completed writing around 7 songs, most of which are currently without vocals, for their next album so far and are planning to take their time working on it, with a tentative summer release through Roadrunner/Island/Def Jam being planned. Band guitarist Mike Sarkisyan recently commented on the new record saying:
"All i can tell you at this point, is that it's gonna be the best SpineShank record by far, and we're not gonna rest till it's AMAZING. It's heavier yet more melodic at times (yea yea yea I know every band says that but wait till you hear it)."
What It Is To Finch
Finch have set "What It Is To Burn" as the title to their forthcoming full-length debut for Drive-Thru. The album, which was produced by Mark Trombino (Jimmy Eat World), is tentatively set for a January 29th release and shapes up as follows:
01 - "New Beginning"
02 - "Letters To You"
03 - "Song #2"
04 - "Grey Matter" (Feat. Daryl Palumbo of Glassjaw)
05 - "Perfection Through Silence"
06 - "Awake"
07 - "Without You"
08 - "Stay With Me"
09 - "Project Mayhem" (Feat. Daryl Palumbo of Glassjaw)
10 - "Untitled"
11 - "Three Simple Words"
12 - "Ender"
Coal Chamber are now eyeing a tentative March release for their forthcoming new album, "The Dark Salvation", through Roadrunner/Island/Def Jam.
Uniting The Cycle
Staind have announced the dates for their forthcoming U.K. trek, they are as follows:
January 27th Manchester - Apollo
January 28th Glasgow - SECC
January 30th Nottingham - Arena
January 31st London - Brixton Academy
February 01st London - Brixton Academy
SOiL have posted an mp3 download of their new single, "Unreal", on their official website, http://www.soilmusic.com
Weezer are expected to hit the studio immediately to begin work on their next album, which they hope to release in April through Geffen. Tracks tentatively set to show up on the album include:
"Ain't Got Much Time"
"Living Without You"
After Six Seconds
Twiztid and the Wolfpac have lined up a handful of dates together, they are as follows:
March 12th Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
March 13th Omaha, NE - Ranch Bowl
March 15th Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
March 17th Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre
March 19th Milwaukee, WI - Globe East
March 20th Milwaukee, WI - Globe East
March 24th Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre
March 26th Pittsburgh, PA - M (Formerly Metropol)
March 29th Worcester, MA - The Palladium
After Six Seconds
Saliva have lined up the track "After Me" as their next single, its set to impact at radio on December 18th.