Bloodhammer Exits Belphegor & Joins Monument Of Misanthropy For European Tour

Drum wizard Simon “Bloodhammer” Schilling has recently announced his exit from Belphegor for “different reasons”. Yesterday he revealed via his Facebook that he will join Austrian/French brutal death metal act Monument Of Misanthropy on their upcoming European Tour with Immolation and Full Of Hell:

Omophagia and Stortregn have also recently been added to that run. The final updated list of stops of that trek can be seen below:

15.03.2018 Warsaw (Proxima) PL
16.03.2018 Lodz (Magnetofon) PL
17.03.2018 Bielsko-Biala (Rude Boy) PL
18.03.2018 Wien (Viper Room) AT
19.03.2018 Bologna (Freakout Club) IT
21.03.2018 Bilbao (Santana 27) ES
22.03.2018 Porto (Hard Club) PT
23.03.2018 Madrid (Nazca Club) ES
24.03.2018 Lisbon (RCA Club) PT
25.03.2018 Seville (Sala Custom) ES
26.03.2018 Valencia (Rock City) ES
27.03.2018 Barcelona (Razzmatazz 2) ES
28.03.2018 Marseille (Jas’Rod) FR
29.03.2018 Paris (Petit Bain) FR
30.03.2018 Rotterdam (Baroeg) NL
31.03.2018 Esbjerg (Konfus) DK
02.04.2018 Copenhagen (Pumpehuset) DK
03.04.2018 Flensburg (Roxy) DE
04.04.2018 Essen (Turock) DE
05.04.2018 Eindhoven (Effenaar) NL
06.04.2018 London (The Dome) GB
07.04.2018 Haarlem (Patronaat) NL
08.04.2018 Kassel (K19) DE

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Deicide Finishing Up 12th Full-Length Album

Deicide are once again in the studio, this finishing up the recording sessions for their twelfth full-length release. The group commented of that via Facebook this weekend:

“back In the studio, wrapping up the new album, stay tuned for further updates…”

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Stone Removed From Upcoming Knocked Loose, Terror, Etc. Tour Following Sexual Assault Allegations

Stone have been booted – and replaced by Year Of The Knife – from their previously booked tour support Knocked Loose, Terror and Jesus Piece in consequence of the various sexual assault, rape, etc. allegations that have newly come to light against Stone frontman Zach Dear.

Comments Knocked Loose of the matter:

“We have been aware of recent incidents and paying very close attention to every story, tweet, and Facebook post being shared. Stone is no longer on the upcoming tour, it was never a question from the start. This is being worked on from our end since the very beginning please do not take our silence as hiding from the issue, instead we have been working to make our first official headliner a better tour and a safer place for everyone involved.

We are sorry it took so long to update. We have always promoted a safe place for every different kind of person that wants to come to our shows, and have vocally promoted a safe space for women. We DO NOT stand behind these actions, and it will not be tolerated. More news tonight.”

Zach Dear released this statement regarding the allegations and stated that Stone would be taking a break from touring in light of them:

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— Zach Dear (@zachdear) January 29, 2018

Dates for the tour in question include:

02/28 Nashville, TN – The End
03/01 Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
03/02 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
03/03 Ybor City, FL – Crowbar
03/04 Jacksonville, FL – 1904
03/06 Houston, TX – Walters Downtown
03/07 San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall
03/08 Dallas, TX – RBC
03/09 Kansas City, MO – Davey’s Uptown
03/10 Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
03/11 Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
03/13 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
03/14 Portland, OR – Analog Theater
03/16 Berkeley, CA – 924 Gilman
03/17 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
03/19 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
03/21 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th St.
03/22 Omaha, NE – Sokol Underground
03/23 St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Hall
03/24 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
03/25 Columbus, OH – Skully’s Music Diner
03/26 Detroit, MI – The Magic Stick
03/27 Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground
03/28 Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmount
03/29 Rochester, NY – California Brew Haus
03/30 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
03/31 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bazaar
04/01 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts

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Former Machine Head Bassist Adam Duce Slams The Band: “I Knew The Narcissist Was Going To Crash The Ship…”

Frictions between ex-Machine Head bassist Adam Duce and his former band mates don’t appear to have eased with the passing of time. After a fan recently stated that she missed him being in the group via Facebook, Adam Duce took to flaming the band. You can see a screenshot of that below.

As for the new band outfit mentioned in the post, see the above picture taken from Machine Head’s current headlining tour. Duce previously sued the group for 1.8 million after being ousted from the band in a case that was settled in 2014.

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Ghost, Arch Enemy, Jonathan Davis And More Confirmed For Graspop Metal Meeting 2018

The organisers of Belgium’s Graspop Metal Meeting has announced a further 26 bands for this year’s edition of the festival, including Swedish death metallers Arch Enemy, Korn frontman Jonathan Davis and costumed rockers, Ghost. Also newly confirmed are Septicflesh, Skindred, Corrosion Of Conformity, Accept, Skillet, Tremonti, Baroness, Shinedown, Hollywood Undead, Seether, Neurosis, Dead Cross, Eisbrecher, Pertubator, Wolves In The Throne Room, L7, Carach Angren, Dool, The Vintage Caravan, Diablo BLVD, Batushka, Mantar and Ego Kill Talent. The event’s Facebook post claims that the lineup is now “more or less complete” with “a few finishing touches” to come. It will be held in the town of Dessel from June 21 – 24th.

The lineup is now as follows:
Thursday

Black Stone Cherry
Bury Tomorrow
Doro
Follow The Cipher
Ghost
Guns N Roses
Iced Earth
Jonathan Davis
Madball
The Pink Slips

Friday

Akercocke
Anti-Flag
Arkona
Avenged Sevenfold
Ayeron
Carach Angren
Culture Abuse
Diablo BLVD
Dool
Galactic Empire
Hollywood Undead
In This Moment
Iron Maiden
Killswitch Engage
L7
Less Than Jake
Neurosis
Parkway Drive
Pist*On
Powerwolf
Savage Messiah
Septicflesh
Shinedown
Silverstein
Stick To Your Guns
The Darkness
Tremonti
Vader
Watain
Wolves In The Throne Room
Zeal & Ardor

Saturday

Accept
Amaranthe
Arch Enemy
Asking Alexandria
Asphyx
At The Gates
Baroness
Batushka
Bloodbath
Bolzer
Boston Manor
Crossfaith
Exodus
Kadavar
Kreator
Marduk
Marilyn Manson
Megadeth
Miss May I
P.O.D.
Planet Of Zeus
Rise Against
Seether
Skillet
Sons Of Apollo
Stone Broken
Stray From The Path
The Vintage Caravan
Underoath
Vixen
Volbeat

Sunday

A Perfect Circle
Blessthefall
Body Count
Bullet For My Valentine
Carnivore A.D.
Corrosion Of Conformity
Dead Cross
Ego Kill Talent
Eisbrecher
Emmure
Employed To Serve
Hollywood Vampires
Judas Priest
Knocked Loose
Lacuna Coil
Limp Bizkit
Mantar
Meshuggah
Modern Life Is War
Monuments
Ozzy Osbourne
Pertubator
Powerflo
Shining (SWE)
Skindred
Tesseract
The Bloody Beetroots Live
Thy Art Is Murder
Tyr

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Ghost, Arch Enemy, Jonathan Davis And More Confirmed For Graspop Metal Meeting 2018

The organisers of Belgium’s Graspop Metal Meeting has announced a further 26 bands for this year’s edition of the festival, including Swedish death metallers Arch Enemy, Korn frontman Jonathan Davis and costumed rockers, Ghost. Also newly confirmed are Septicflesh, Skindred, Corrosion Of Conformity, Accept, Skillet, Tremonti, Baroness, Shinedown, Hollywood Undead, Seether, Neurosis, Dead Cross, Eisbrecher, Pertubator, Wolves In The Throne Room, L7, Carach Angren, Dool, The Vintage Caravan, Diablo BLVD, Batushka, Mantar and Ego Kill Talent. The event’s Facebook post claims that the lineup is now “more or less complete” with “a few finishing touches” to come. It will be held in the town of Dessel from June 21 – 24th.

The lineup is now as follows:
Thursday

Black Stone Cherry
Bury Tomorrow
Doro
Follow The Cipher
Ghost
Guns N Roses
Iced Earth
Jonathan Davis
Madball
The Pink Slips

Friday

Akercocke
Anti-Flag
Arkona
Avenged Sevenfold
Ayeron
Carach Angren
Culture Abuse
Diablo BLVD
Dool
Galactic Empire
Hollywood Undead
In This Moment
Iron Maiden
Killswitch Engage
L7
Less Than Jake
Neurosis
Parkway Drive
Pist*On
Powerwolf
Savage Messiah
Septicflesh
Shinedown
Silverstein
Stick To Your Guns
The Darkness
Tremonti
Vader
Watain
Wolves In The Throne Room
Zeal & Ardor

Saturday

Accept
Amaranthe
Arch Enemy
Asking Alexandria
Asphyx
At The Gates
Baroness
Batushka
Bloodbath
Bolzer
Boston Manor
Crossfaith
Exodus
Kadavar
Kreator
Marduk
Marilyn Manson
Megadeth
Miss May I
P.O.D.
Planet Of Zeus
Rise Against
Seether
Skillet
Sons Of Apollo
Stone Broken
Stray From The Path
The Vintage Caravan
Underoath
Vixen
Volbeat

Sunday

A Perfect Circle
Blessthefall
Body Count
Bullet For My Valentine
Carnivore A.D.
Corrosion Of Conformity
Dead Cross
Ego Kill Talent
Eisbrecher
Emmure
Employed To Serve
Hollywood Vampires
Judas Priest
Knocked Loose
Lacuna Coil
Limp Bizkit
Mantar
Meshuggah
Modern Life Is War
Monuments
Ozzy Osbourne
Pertubator
Powerflo
Shining (SWE)
Skindred
Tesseract
The Bloody Beetroots Live
Thy Art Is Murder
Tyr

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Satyricon Announces Final Tour Of North America

Norwegian black metal duo Satyricon has announced that they will be performing in North America for the final time this year in support of their latest album, “Deep Calleth Upon Deep.” Support on the tour will come from Inquisition on most dates and Panzerfaust on others. A message from the band’s official Facebook page reads as follows:

“We are excited to announce that we will be touring in the US and Canada. As our U.S fans will have noticed, we haven’t toured there in nine years. There are many reasons for that. I like America and I like Americans, but unfortunately touring there has been a difficult chapter in the history of Satyricon. I can’t guarantee what the future holds, but we did not go on the last record, so I am hoping that one final headlining tour can be a good way of sharing some electric musical moments with our U.S fans, whom we love just as much as all our other fans across the world. See you all soon. – SW”

The tour dates are as follows:

May 13: Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater
May 14: Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro Operahouse
May 15: Portland, OR @ Bossanova Ballroom
May 16: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
May 18: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
May 19: Kansas City, MO @ The Truman
May 20: Joliet, IL @The Forge
May 21: Columbus, OH @ Al Rosa Villa
May 23: Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
May 24: Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre
May 25: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
May 26: Baltimore, MD @ Maryland Death Fest
May 28: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
May 29: Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
May 30: Austin, TX @ Come and Take it Live

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Stryper Frontman Michael Sweet Says They Have Finished Work On New Album

Michael Sweet, frontman of Christian metal legends Stryper has posted an update on his Facebook page proclaiming that the band has finished work on their new album. The message reads as follows:

“Three things stand out to me on the new Stryper album:

“#1 – Songs! They’re edgy & heavy, yet memorable & catchy. And yes there’s a ballad (rock/guitar ballad).

“#2 – Clarity! We tried hard to make this our most defined & dynamic album ever. We didn’t get into a “loud war” while mixing & mastering. Because of that it retained it transients and it really “breathes”??

“#3 – Stryper got their groove back”

This will mark the group’s first album featuring bassist Perry Richardson, who joined the band last year and their first release since 2015′, “Fallen.”

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Former Motörhead Guitarist “Fast” Eddie Clarke Dead At 67

Former Motörhead guitarist “Fast” Eddie Clarke has died at the age of 67, it has been confirmed via Motörhead’s Facebook page:

“We are devastated to pass on the news we only just heard ourselves earlier tonight – Edward Allan Clarke, or as we all know and love him Fast Eddie Clarke – passed away peacefully yesterday.

“Ted Carroll, who formed Chiswick Records, made the sad announcement via his Facebook page, having heard from Doug Smith that Fast Eddie passed peacefully in hospital where he was being treated for pneumonia.

“Fast Eddie… keep roaring, rockin’ and rollin’ up there as goddamit man, your Motörfamily would expect nothing less!

“RIP Fast Eddie Clarke – 5th October 1950 – 10th January 2018.”

Clarke was introduced to Lemmy by drummer Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor in the mid-70s and he joined Motörhead soon afterwards in 1976. He played on Motörhead’s self-titled 1977 debut album and also on 1979’s Overkill and Bomber, 1980’s Ace Of Spades and 1982’s Iron Fist.

Clarke left Motörhead while on tour in the US with the group following the release of Iron Fist. The guitarist reportedly was unhappy with how that effort turned out, and went on to form Fastway with ex-UFO bassist Pete Way.

Fastway released their self-titled debut album in 1983, and went on to release a further six studio releases – including the 2011 comeback album Dog Eat Dog.

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Former Sodom Guitarist And Drummer Were Fired Via WhatsApp

Guitarist Bernd “Bernemann” Kost and drummer Markus “Makka” Freiwald have released a joint statement regarding their exit from German thrash metal outfit Sodom.

As reported past Friday (January 5) Sodom bassist/vocalist and sole remaining founding member Thomas “Angelripper” Such, announced that he made the decision to part ways with Kost and Freiwald because he wanted to “start all over again with fresh and hungry musicians.”

Kost and Freiwald addressed their departure from the band, writing in a Facebook post:

“Tom has already pointed it out in his statement that in fact we have slightly drifted apart from each other. Indeed, our conceptions of respect and workload diverged even further. Also tour offers neglected by Tom disappointed us.

“After its overwhelming reactions, we were totally looking forward to creating a successor to ‘Decision Day’ and have already recorded lots of song ideas. Unfortunately, Tom did not share our enthusiasm; he terminated his cooperation with us via WhatsApp even without listening to any of the new material.

“Of course, it is not easy for us to leave Sodom — the band that have become such a huge part of our lives and that we totally identify with. But, we will not stop doing what we love — together we will found a new band and we will see a way forward.

“Within our hearts, we will remain Sodom even if Tom is not with us any longer.”

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