Two Native American Metalheads Pulled From Campus Tour After Nervous Mother Calls 911

Two Native American brothers from the Mohawk tribe, Thomas Kanewakeron Gray, 19, and his younger brother Lloyd Skanahwati Gray, 17, were pulled from a campus tour at Colorado State University this past Monday after an “overcautious” parent on the tour called 911, concerned they looked suspicious, in an outrageous incident of metalhead profiling.

The two boys, who were wearing Cattle Decapitation and Archspire tees, had saved up their money to make the seven-hour drive to the campus tour for prospective students only to be taken aside, patted down and questioned by police.

Thomas Kanewakeron Gray said police stopped him and his brother while the tour group was inside a gymnasium. He described the officers’ questioning as aggressive.

The video footage streaming below shows the brothers walking in a group and down a set of stairs when an officer approaches them and directs them to step aside, saying he and another officer are going to check the teens’ pockets.

The younger of the two brothers has his hands in his pockets, and police officers ask them to take them out.

At first, the officer visible in the video asks the Grays short, focused questions, including whether the brothers were part of the tour group and why they didn’t “cooperate” when others asked them their names.

“The reason we stopped you and talked to you is because someone from the group called and said you guys just kind of came into the group,” the officer said. “They also said they tried to ask you guys questions and you didn’t want to answer questions.”

The older teen quickly responds, explaining that they had arrived late for the tour and that his younger brother is shy. The younger teen offers to retrieve the email confirming their reservations on the tour.

“Yeah, yeah, do that, and then we’ll get you out of here,” the officer shown in the video said.

The “concerned” parent who called the police, reported that the two boys’ quiet behavior and clothing stood out. She said they were “definitely not” a part of the tour, described their behavior as “odd” and said they were wearing “dark stuff.”

The woman also repeatedly told the dispatcher that her concern could be “completely paranoid” and apologized “if it’s nothing.”

“I think it’s pretty discriminatory,” said Thomas Kanewakeron Gray, the older brother, is currently a student at Northern New Mexico College in Espanola and hoped to transfer. “Me and my brother just stayed to ourselves the whole time. I guess that was scaring people – that we were just quiet.”

The university’s president, Dr. Tony Frank, issued a lengthy statement on that matter, stating:

“Two young men, through no fault of their own, wound up frightened and humiliated because another campus visitor was concerned about their clothes and overall demeanor, which appears to have simply been shyness. The very idea that someone — anyone — might ‘look’ like they don’t belong on a C.S.U. admissions tour is anathema.”

Dr. Frank said efforts to contact the Gray family to make right have so far been not successful, and that the university would be reviewing its policies for how they manage campus tours.

Cattle Decapitation responded to the incident yesterday on Facebook by promising the brothers free admission to their shows for life.

You can watch one of the officers’ body-cam footage of the incident below. There is no audio for the first 30 seconds:

The Gray brothers play in a death metal band called Snot Goblin. Stream their latest release below:

The Path Of The Shrunken Heads by Snot Goblin

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Killswitch Engage Vocalist Jesse Leach To Undergo Vocal Chord Surgery, Band Cancels Shows

Killswitch Engage has announced that they have had to cancel a number of shows due to vocalist Jesse Leach needed vocal chord surgery. A statement from the band reads thusly:

“Earlier today we found out Jesse needs to have surgery to repair an issue with his vocal chords. He is expected to make a full recovery and be fine for any future touring, but to avoid any future risk we unfortunately have to pull off these dates now. Our intention is to postpone the headline shows in Sayreville, Louisville, Cleveland & Poughkeepsie and get back to our fans as soon as possible. New dates for those cities will be announced soon, so please hold onto your tickets.

“In the meantime our friends in Hatebreed, Candiria and The Word Alive still plan on continuing forward with these shows. Show them your support.

“Below are all the shows impacted by this. Tickets will be available for refund at your original price of purchase for the headline shows as noted below ***.

“Thanks for your endless support and understanding. We’ll be doing all we can to get back to these places to see you all again soon.”

April 28 Jacksonville, FL – Welcome To Rockville Fest
April 29 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Fort Rock Fest
May 1 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom***
May 2 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre***
May 3 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance***
May 5 Mexico City, Mexico – Hell and Heaven Fest

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Cannibal Corpse & Napalm Death Latin American Tour Announced

Cannibal Corpse and Napalm Death will team up for a Latin American run taking place in September/October.

09/09 Limeira, BRA – Mirage
09/11 Asuncion, PAR – Sala Garcia Lorca
09/13 Montevideo, URU – Sala Del Museo
09/14 Rio de Janeiro, BRA – Circo Volador
09/15 Sao Paulo, BRA – Carioca Club
09/19 Belo Horizonte, BRA – Music Hall BH
09/21 Manaus, BRA – Teatro Manuara
09/22 Fortazlez, BRA – Espaco Jangada
09/23 Recife, BRA – Baile Perfumado
09/25 Buenos Aires, ARG – Teatro Vorterix
09/26 Santiago, CHL – Teatro Caupolican
09/27 Lima, PER – CC Festiva
09/29 Bogota, COL – Auditorio Mayor
09/30 San Jose, CR – Club Peppers
10/03 San Salvador, ELS – Cifco
10/04 Mexico City, MEX – Pabellon Cuervo
10/06 Queretero, MEX – Auditorio Arteaga
10/07 Guadalaja, MEX – C3 Stage

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Ripped To Shreds Premiere New Song “Craven Blood” From Upcoming Debut Album “Mai-zang”

California One-man death metal band RIPPED TO SHREDS, featuring mult-tasker Andrew Lee (ex-DISINCARNATION), will release its debut album Mai-zang on Malaysia’s Necrolatry Records (cassette) and Mexico’s Craneo Negro Records (CD). Reamping/mixing/mastering was handled by Damian Herring at Subterranean Watchtower Studios. The album artwork was created by Skaðvaldur. One track from it titled “Craven Blood” is now streaming below:

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Aetranok Premiere New Song “Ov Precipice and Bestial Purity” From Upcoming New Album “Signum Eios Barathrum”

New Mexico black metal band Aetranok premiere a new song entitled “Ov Precipice and Bestial Purity”, taken from their upcoming new album “Signum Eios Barathrum”, which is set for release on April 26th by Symbol of Domination (Belarus) and Death Portal Studio (U.S.).

Check out now “Ov Precipice and Bestial Purity” below.

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Jinjer Premiere New Live Video “Cloud Factory”

Jinjer premiere a new live video of themselves performing their song “Cloud Factory” in Kiev, Ukraine this past October. The track is also the title track to their 2014 sophomore album, which was this week.

The outfit will embark on their first-ever North American tour as support to Cradle Of Filth next month on this run:

03/27 Mexico City, MEX – Sala Corona (no Jinjer)
03/29 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
03/30 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
03/31 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
04/02 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
04/03 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
04/05 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts
04/06 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
04/07 New York, N Y – Irving Plaza
04/08 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
04/10 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
04/11 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
04/12 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
04/13 Joliet, IL – The Forge
04/14 Minneapolis, MN – Music Hall Minneapolis
04/16 Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
04/17 Salt Lake City, UT – Rockwell at the Complex
04/19 Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco Theater
04/20 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
04/21 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
04/22 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore

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Jinjer Premiere New Live Video “Cloud Factory”

Jinjer premiere a new live video of themselves performing their song “Cloud Factory” in Kiev, Ukraine this past October. The track is also the title track to their 2014 sophomore album, which was this week.

The outfit will embark on their first-ever North American tour as support to Cradle Of Filth next month on this run:

03/27 Mexico City, MEX – Sala Corona (no Jinjer)
03/29 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
03/30 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
03/31 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
04/02 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
04/03 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
04/05 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts
04/06 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
04/07 New York, N Y – Irving Plaza
04/08 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
04/10 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
04/11 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
04/12 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
04/13 Joliet, IL – The Forge
04/14 Minneapolis, MN – Music Hall Minneapolis
04/16 Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
04/17 Salt Lake City, UT – Rockwell at the Complex
04/19 Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco Theater
04/20 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
04/21 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
04/22 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore

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Jinjer Premiere New Live Video “Cloud Factory”

Jinjer premiere a new live video of themselves performing their song “Cloud Factory” in Kiev, Ukraine this past October. The track is also the title track to their 2014 sophomore album, which was this week.

The outfit will embark on their first-ever North American tour as support to Cradle Of Filth next month on this run:

03/27 Mexico City, MEX – Sala Corona (no Jinjer)
03/29 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
03/30 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
03/31 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
04/02 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
04/03 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
04/05 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts
04/06 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
04/07 New York, N Y – Irving Plaza
04/08 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
04/10 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
04/11 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
04/12 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
04/13 Joliet, IL – The Forge
04/14 Minneapolis, MN – Music Hall Minneapolis
04/16 Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
04/17 Salt Lake City, UT – Rockwell at the Complex
04/19 Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco Theater
04/20 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
04/21 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
04/22 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore

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Oryx Debut Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming New Album “Stolen Absolution”

New Mexico’s sludge outfit Oryx debut the pre-release full-album stream of the band’s upcoming new album “Stolen Absolution”, which will be released February 23.

Check out now “Stolen Absolution” in its entirety below.

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Jinjer Debut New Live Video For “Bad Water”

Jinjer debut a live video for their song “Bad Water” which you can stream below.

The outfit comments of the footage:

“Last year Jinjer played over 85 shows in Europe and Asia, but one of the key concerts happened in our native country. We had a chance to support our beloved friends Twelve Foot Ninja in Kiev. What a nice opportunity to film a few live videos? So here you are, Bad Water live from Sentrum Club in Kiev 2017. One of our best songs played live, recorded in high-quality first time with Vlad on drums and as a quartet. Sure, it’s a different live version than the Cloud Factory re-release but what the hell, Bad Water is so bad ass it deserves mulitiple versions!”

The band will be re-releasing their effort “Cloud Factory” on February 16th. They’re also set to make their North American touring debut opening for Cradle Of Filth beginning in late March, dates for that trek can be found below:

03/27 Mexico City, MEX – Sala Corona (no Jinjer)
03/29 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
03/30 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
03/31 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
04/02 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
04/03 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
04/05 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts
04/06 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
04/07 New York, N Y – Irving Plaza
04/08 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
04/10 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
04/11 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
04/12 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
04/13 Joliet, IL – The Forge
04/14 Minneapolis, MN – Music Hall Minneapolis
04/16 Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
04/17 Salt Lake City, UT – Rockwell at the Complex
04/19 Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco Theater
04/20 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
04/21 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
04/22 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore

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