Regional Justice Center Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming New Album “World of Inconvenience”

Regional Justice Center premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band’s upcoming new album “World of Inconvenience”, which will be out in stores June 15 via To Live A Lie Records, Forever Never Ends, Adagio830, and Straight and Alert Records.

Check out now “World of Inconvenience” in its entirety below.

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Alestorm Cancels Canadian Shows Due To Visa Issues

Alestorm is now officially a sad pirate metal band as upcoming Canadian dates are canceled due to the bane of all metal bands: the dreaded visa issues.

If only it had been a killer kraken instead! Alestorm comments:

“Due to unforeseen visa processing delays for multiple entries between the U.S. and Canada, we’re very sad to announce that we have been forced to postpone the Canadian shows on our upcoming headlining tour.

“We’re currently discussing a suitable time frame to reschedule the Canadian dates as soon as possible, which we will announce shortly.

“All U.S. dates remain as they were and all Canadian dates will be replaced by more US shows. The new tour dates will be posted here on Friday.

“We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience and we look forward to making it up to everyone in Canada as soon as possible. We wanted to play for you as much as you wanted to see us, and we promise we’ll be back. Cheers, and we’ll be seeing you soon!”

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Demonical / Grave Finnish Tour Dates Cancelled

Dreamtide Music just issued thsi announcement about Demonical’s upcoming tour alongside Grave being cancelled:

“We are very sorry to inform you that the ‘You’ll Never See Finland tour’ featuring Grave (swe), Demonical, (swe) and Author (fin) has been canceled!

“The reason for the cancellation is ‘work related matters within the Grave camp,’ info that was passed on to us today during the afternoon (August 17). We have not received any further – nor more detailed explanation but the fact remains, the tour will not happen! The canceled shows are:

01.09 FIN – Tampere – Klubi
02.09 FIN – Oulu – Hevimesta
03.09 FIN – Turku – TVO

“We at Dreamtide Music tried our best to find a replacing (headliner) band suitable for the package, audience and local promoters but found it impossible with such a short notice.

“We are very sorry for the whole situation and we would like to apologize to all fans, promoters and touring partners (Demonical and Author) for the inconvenience this might cause. For ticket refunds please contact the place of your purchase. Thank you for your understanding.”

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Sirenia Cancels China Tour Dates

Bad news for Chinese fans: Sirenia just nixed all upcoming shows there. The band issued this statement via Facebook:

“We are very sad to inform that the China tour has been cancelled due to problems with attaining working permits. We were looking forward to this tour with great anticipation, so it is with heavy hearts that we acknowledge that it won’t happen.

“We hope to be able to come back and make this happen in the future, the sooner the better. Sorry for the inconvenience, but this was due to factors out of Sirenia’s control.”

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Saint Vitus’ Wino Enters Treatment And Apologizes To Fans And Bandmates

Vocalist Scott “Wino” Weinrich of doom metal veterans Saint Vitus has apologized to his fans and bandmates for his recent arrest in Norway for possession of 11 grams of methamphetamine.

Wino was deported back to the U.S. on November 12 and did not rejoin Saint Vitus for the remaining dates on their recent European tour. Guitarist David Chandler and drummer Henry Vasquez, along with a few surprise guests, took over vocal duties for what the band.

Sates Weinrich: “First, I want to apologize to all Saint Vitus fans, and to my band members and crew for my lapse in judgment that ultimately resulted in me missing the last six shows on our ‘Born Too Late’ 35th-anniversary European tour. On November 9th before noon just over the Norwegian border, I was arrested for possession of an illegal substance.”

“I take full responsibility for the consequences of my actions. The other members and crew were unaware of my substance use. I was truthful with the authorities, and initially sentenced to 16 days in jail, minus the three initial days immediately following my arrest. On those days, I was in solitary confinement, with no reading or writing material and fed solely bread water. Despite these conditions, I was treated respectfully and cordially by all Norwegian authorities. Initially I believed I would be fined, allowed to continue the tour, and upon its end, I agreed to return to Norway to finish my sentence. I was disheartened to realize that I was to be deported straight away back to the U.S., and not allowed to finish the tour. I sincerely regret the inconvenience and loss incurred by everyone involved with these gigs, the inspiring co-headlining Orange Goblin, our booking agent, promo folks and the venues, and, of course, fans and ticketholders. I want to salute the members of Saint Vitus for carrying on with these shows without me, and proving admirably the class of true road warriors they are. Again, my deepest apologies to all. After several productive years of sobriety, the rigors of almost nonstop touring and life’s circumstances led me to develop a dependency that has become detrimental to my health, and now, my freedom. As of now, I am currently off the road, and actively engaged in treatment. I will continue my course of creating music and art. Thanks to all who believe!”

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Highlord Parts Ways With Guitar Player Stefano Droetto

Highlord has posted the following message online about splitting with guitarist Stefano Droetto:

“We are delivering this press release to officially announce that we have parted ways with our guitar player and founding member Stefano ‘Sted’ Droetto.

“Highlord want to point out that this inconvenience will not stop our musical activity. Actually, we are booking auditions to find our new guitar player; furthermore, we have already composed for the most part the music of what will be our next CD after 2013’s ‘The Warning After.’

“We wish Sted good luck for his future activities, and we thank him for his contribution, that has been essential for the activity of our band so far.

“Once again: Stay High!”

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NightShade Drops Off Tour With Cyclamen

NightShade has posted the following message online about canceling the band’s previously scheduled shows with Cyclamen:

“Unfortunately we have to drop off our tour with Cyclamen and Sworn Amongst.

“Last night on our way to Glasgow, our drummer fucked up his wrist and this morning his wrist was hurting a lot more, enough to stop him playing for a good few weeks so we had to make the difficult decision to go back to France.

“We’re sure you understand our decision, we want to deliver you the best show as we can and without a drummer at such short notice this is impossible.

“We want to apologize for the inconvenience to all of you and we want to especially thank the promoters, Cyclamen, Sworn Amongst, The Flaming Arts Agency and Rockstar Energy Drink France for all supporting us on this tour.

“The tour will be going ahead as planned (Cyclamen headlining) and you better go catch Cyclamen and Sworn Amongst on this tour cause they’re sick as fuck!

“We will be announcing another UK tour soon for September with a very nice support! Next stop for us is Japan with The Black Dahlia Murder in May, we hope he is OK by then!

“Thank you and apologies once again.”

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Einherjer Cancels SXSW And Heathen Crusade Appearances

Norway’s Einherjer has checked in with the following announcement about canceling upcoming U.S. appearances:

“To our American fans: we are deeply sorry to inform you that due to extremely unreliable business partners and circumstances beyond our control, Einherjer will have to cancel our planned show at Heathen Crusade.

“Unfortunately, this will also affect our planned appearance at SXSW in Texas. Alas, it will be cancelled as well. We are terribly sorry for the inconvenience this may cause. We will come back stronger!”

For more info on upcoming live activities from the Einherjer, head over to the band’s Facebook profile here.

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Vanna To Miss Tonight’s New York Show, Remaining Bands Still Playing

Vanna is currently on tour with IWrestledABearOnce, Oceano, Within The Ruins, The Plot In You, and Surrounded By Monsters. Vanna has now checked in with the following statement about missing tonight’s previously scheduled New York show:

“Attention upstate NY fans: We regret to inform you that we will NOT be playing the show tonight at the Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park, NY.

“This morning our singer/guitarist Joel had to go to the hospital for some serious illnesses. He is on medication now and sleeping all day, as a concert environment is no place for a sick, contagious person. We intend to join back up with the tour tomorrow in West Springfield, VA @ Empire.

“The rest of the tour package will still be playing the show tonight so please attend and support them as it will be a great show. Sorry for the inconvenience and last minute cancellation but we hope you all understand.”

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Firewind Cancels Upcoming U.K. Tour Date

Firewind has issued the following announcement about canceling the band’s previously scheduled September 23rd tour date:

“To the people that bought tickets to the Margate show on Sept. 23rd – PLEASE READ: Firewind, have been forced to cancel their upcoming date at ‘Westcoast Bar’ in Margate.

“The management of the band stated; ‘Due to circumstances out of our control we have sadly had to cancel the show Westcoast Bar in Margate on September 23rd, we are truly sorry about this inconvenience, and hope to return some time in the near future.’

“Ticket refunds will be available at point of purchase. All other shows remain unaffected!”

You can watch Firewind’s recent music video for “Edge of a Dream” at this location or catch the band live on the following dates:

13.09.2012 Cardiff (UK) – Clwb Ifor Bach
14.09.2012 Manchester (UK) – Moho
15.09.2012 Dublin (Ireland) – Button Factory
16.09.2012 Belfast (Northern Ireland) – Spring And Airbrake
18.09.2012 Sheffield (UK) – Corporation
19.09.2012 Nuneaton (UK) – Queens Hall
20.09.2012 Plymouth (UK) – White Rabbit
21.09.2012 Southampton (UK) – Talking Heads
22.09.2012 London (UK) – O2 Islington Academy
25.09.2012 Paris (France) – Divan du Monde
26.09.2012 Colmar (France) – Le Grillen
27.09.2012 Bochum (Germany) – Matrix
28.09.2012 Hamburg (Germany) – Knust
29.09.2012 Kolding (Denmark) – Godset
30.09.2012 Berlin (Germany) – SO36
02.10.2012 Aschaffenburg (Germany) – Colos Saal
03.10.2012 Ingolstadt (Germany) – Eventhalle
04.10.2012 Cologne (Germany) – Underground
05.10.2012 Zwolle (The Netherlands) – Hedon
06.10.2012 Vosselaar (Belgium) – Biebob

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