Ex-Black Sabbath Bill Ward Hospitalized For Heart Problem – All Day Of Errors Tour Dates Cancelled

Ex-Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward was recently hospitalized with a heart issue which has forced him to cancel his planned December run of West Coast shows as part of Day Of Errors in the United States. He issued the below statement on the matter:

“Hi Everyone,

It’s with great, great sadness that I must tell you I have to cancel the Day Of Errors tour dates scheduled in December. I wound up in hospital this past weekend with heart problems. I am OK and in good recovery at this time. However, I’ve never experienced this particular type of heart problem before, and due to its nature, I had to make the decision to cancel the dates.

I want to send my sincere apologies to everyone who was planning to come out to the shows. I’m so sorry we won’t be making it – I was looking forward to seeing you all and sharing this music with you. I’ll be in touch soon.

All my love,
Bill”

All Bill Ward/Day of Errors tour dates have been canceled and will not be rescheduled. Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase. Tickets purchased through an online ticketing agency will be automatically refunded. Please allow 7-10 days for refunds to appear.

Thursday, December 7 – Eugene, OR – WOW Hall
Friday, December 8 – Seattle, WA – High Dive
Saturday, December 9 – Portland, OR – Dante’s
Tuesday, December 12 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
Wednesday, December 13 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
Thursday, December 14 – Ventura, CA – The Garage
Friday, December 15 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah”
Ward‘s health has been the subject of much controversy in recent years.

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Girl Accuses Suicide Silence’s Frontman Eddie Hermida Of Sexual Misconduct

Suicide Silence/All Shall Perish frontman Hernan “Eddie” Hermida is among the latest artists to face allegations of sexual misconduct. This time, a girl, Verena Celis, has come forward to accuse Hermida of “emotionally and sexually manipulating” her while she was 17 and he was 32. She alleges that the Suicide Silence singer initiated the sending of nude photographs to each other. She alleges that Hermida had thought she had turned 18 at the time. She also goes on to provide various logs of her interactions with the musician on her Twitter account.

Furthermore, Celis claims that other girls have reached out to her citing similar behaviour by Eddie Hermida, who does not yet appear to have publicly responded to the allegations. Some of the tweets Verena Celis shared in her public accusation can be found below:

since we’re exposing pedophile band members, I have a story to tell

— verena (@thyartismxrder) November 13, 2017

actually: proof, a thread

— verena (@thyartismxrder) November 13, 2017

when it allllll began pic.twitter.com/QyM3t5RKNs

— verena (@thyartismxrder) November 13, 2017

I am NOT saying it wasn’t consensual but I was totally against sending nudes but he manipulated me in doing so. I was 17.

— verena (@thyartismxrder) November 13, 2017

This was the darkest time of my life. He manipulated me so hard and treated me so poorly I came to the point of committing suicide. And I tried. And then he was playing the victim

— verena (@thyartismxrder) November 13, 2017

this is what I sent him on the night I tried to kill myself. I swallowed an entire bottle of xanax and painkillers but it didn’t do the job pic.twitter.com/TRsThSMe8T

— verena (@thyartismxrder) November 13, 2017

One day he just assumed I was 18 and started sending nudes and tried to convince me I needed to, too. So I did. I NEVER did before.

— verena (@thyartismxrder) November 13, 2017

Long story short: Eddie Hermida is a manipulative cunt who has not only destroyed my life and self worth but also other girls. He tricked us into believing we were obsessive and crazy and didn’t mean shit to him. So much love for my girls who are speaking up

— verena (@thyartismxrder) November 14, 2017

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American Head Charge Bassist Chad Hanks Dead At 46 Following Battle With Terminal Illness

American Head Charge bassist Chad Hanks passed away this weekend. Hanks was said to be 46-years-old at the time of his death and friends have indicated his battle was with cancer. Various other social media posts suggest he was suffering from kidney and liver failure. Tributes from friends, family and fans have been pouring in across Facebook in the wake of the sad news. A benefit show/public memorial in his honor has been announced for November 26th at the First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN with proceeds going towards his funeral expenses. Donations for his final expenses are being fielded via chadhanksbenefit@gmail.com and are encouraged to be sent as a friends and family/gift to avoid fees.

Frontman Cameron Heacock shared the following pic of himself with Hanks:

Former guitarist Ted Hallows commented:

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Ancient VVisdom Premiere New Video For “Light Of Lucifer” From Upcoming New Album “XYYY”

The occult rock act in Ancient VVisdom are pleased to unveil the official new visual accompaniment to the track “Light Of Lucifer” from their recently-issued “33” full-length.

Watch the video below:

The clip, shot in a historically haunted auditorium, is currently playing at BrooklynVegan. Notes Nathan “Opposition” Jochum, “We filmed at one of the most haunted places in Ohio in an auditorium referred to by some as a ‘vortex’ or ‘portal to hell’ at the House Of Wills, which is the current location of The New Church Of Satan in Cleveland. Owner, good friend of mine, and Satanic High Priest Eric Freeman allowed us to take part in this ritual and capture the House’s energy. 49,000 square feet of decaying beauty, this building is still rich with history as it was an African American Masonic mortuary for many years prior to Eric taking ownership. The house needs many repairs after being abandoned and stripped, so I volunteer my time whenever I am available to help restore this once magnificent historic building. Eric has dedicated his life to the restoration. Ghost tours and paranormal investigations available upon request.”

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New video trailer revealed from Dimebag Darrell’s ‘Dimevision Vol. 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over’ DVD/CD

– November 7th, 2017 –

Everyone loves sneak peeks! Today, Guitar World presents a special, exclusive trailer from the upcoming video memorial set, Dimevision Vol 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over, out November 24th via Metal Blade Records. Watch the exclusive trailer – which includes raw footage of Dimebag Darrell in his performance element – and read quotes from Rita Haney here: guitarworld.com/artists/dimevision-2-trailer

Rita Haney tells Guitar World: “Dime is true reality TV, way before any of what goes on today was even a concept! He didn’t need someone to script in a scenario or stage in a moment to make his life appear more interesting…He created these moments himself, 24/7! He had a gift for noticing the beauty in everything, and when I say ‘beauty,’ I mean ‘catchin’ a nut’ on all his surroundings! Life like ‘that’ goes on around you all the time, you just gotta see it and catch it. And he did! And he made the most of it, always! That’s exactly what we mean by the term ‘Dimevision‘.”

Dimevision Vol 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over is a follow up to the poignant first Dimebag Darrell video memorial set Dimevision Vol 1: That’s The Fun I Have, and is another true celebration of Dimebag and how he lived his life. The DVD/CD set – which will include more raw footage, true gems and classic moments – will hit retailers on November 24th. The set will also include five previously unreleased demos, picked from a vast catalog Dimebag accrued since longtime girlfriend Rita Haney gave him his first 4-track in 1984. Dimebag’s personally-written lyrics, dates and notes on those tracks will also be included.

Pre-orders for Dimevision Vol 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over are now available via Metal Blade at: metalblade.com/dimevision. A PledgeMusic campaign has also been launched to support the release of the set, also acting as a pre-order. The PledgeMusic campaign includes an assortment of rare items to buy, including props and costumes that belonged to Dimebag and that you can see in his home videos/Dimevision volumes, rare stage clothing, and other merchandise. Visit the PledgeMusic page here: pledgemusic.com/projects/dimevision2

Dimevision Vol 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over continues in the same vein as Dimevision Vol 1: That’s The Fun I Have with the inclusion of hilarious video segments that will bring back great memories for any fan of Dimebag Darrell and his bands. Check out two other exclusive clips revealed from the set, the first including a very interesting CPAP machine fitting clip, and another showcasing a few of Dime’s favorite costumes and props available in the PledgeMusic pre-order.

Going into making Dimevision Vol 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over, Rita Haney worked in collaboration with Daryl “Bobby Tongs” Arnberger, who was not only one of Dimebag’s closest friends both on and off the road, but also worked as an official videographer for Pantera, Damageplan and a plethora of A-list musicians, from Slipknot to Dolly Parton, along with film editor Rob Fenn. After cataloguing hundreds of tapes, they chose 43 segments to create Dimevision Vol. 2.

“He had a unique way of seeing things, and he always lived with a video camera,” says Haney. “No matter where we went he was always capturing what was going on, and myself and others around him were filming a lot too. In putting out these videos I just want people to see the way he was, 24/7. What you saw on stage and backstage, that was how he lived.”

Haney adds, “There were some really touching, deep, heavy and emotional moments in the first one, where he’s talking about himself to the camera while in the shower. Filming himself like that was something he did a lot, and you’d have no clue until you’re looking through the tapes and come across them, and when you do the goosebumps crawl all over you. People that love and know Darrell are going to be touched by what he has to say, because it’s him telling you for the first time.”

For more information, visit the Metal Blade Records landing page here: metalblade.com/dimevision

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Second exclusive video clip revealed from Dimebag Darrell’s ‘Dimevision Vol. 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over’ DVD/CD

– November 3rd, 2017 –

Metal Blade Records recently announced the follow up to 2006′s poignant Dimebag Darrell video memorial set, Dimevision Vol 1: That’s The Fun I Have, dubbed Dimevision Vol 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over – another true celebration of Dimebag and how he lived his life. The DVD/CD set – which will include more raw footage, true gems and classic moments – will hit retailers on November 24th. The set will also include five previously unreleased demos, picked from a vast catalog Dimebag accrued since longtime girlfriend Rita Haney gave him his first 4-track in 1984. Dimebag’s personally-written lyrics, dates and notes on those tracks will also be included.

Dimevision Vol 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over continues in the same vein as Dimevision Vol 1: That’s The Fun I Have with the inclusion of hilarious video segments that will bring back great memories for any fan of Dimebag Darrell and his bands. Following up on last week’s release of the CPAP machine fitting clip, today, Rita Haney and Co. have revealed another clip – this time showcasing a few of Dime’s favorite costumes and funny personas. Watch the clip here: youtu.be/jZyjZ1UxAOo

Rita Haney comments: “Exclusively from Dimebag’s own Props Room at The Fortress!!! C’mon over and Getcha Pull off some new items…just posted! Here comes your chance to own a piece of Dimevision History! Props and custom-made costumes (by Dime’s own hand) available now in our PledgeMusic store only!!! Extremely limited!!! Red stiletto chair, along with many more items will be uploaded all weekend…So keep checking back – or you may miss your chance to own one of Dime’s favorite tees or hats!!!”

Pre-orders for Dimevision Vol 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over are now available via Metal Blade at: metalblade.com/dimevision. A PledgeMusic campaign has also been launched to support the release of the set, also acting as a pre-order. The PledgeMusic campaign includes an assortment of rare items to buy, including props and costumes that belonged to Dimebag and that you can see in his home videos/Dimevision volumes, rare stage clothing, and other merchandise. Visit the PledgeMusic page here: pledgemusic.com/projects/dimevision2

Going into making Dimevision Vol 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over, Rita Haney worked in collaboration with Daryl “Bobby Tongs” Arnberger, who was not only one of Dimebag’s closest friends both on and off the road, but also worked as an official videographer for Pantera, Damageplan and a plethora of A-list musicians, from Slipknot to Dolly Parton, along with film editor Rob Fenn. After cataloguing hundreds of tapes, they chose 43 segments to create Dimevision Vol. 2.

“He had a unique way of seeing things, and he always lived with a video camera,” says Haney. “No matter where we went he was always capturing what was going on, and myself and others around him were filming a lot too. In putting out these videos I just want people to see the way he was, 24/7. What you saw on stage and backstage, that was how he lived.”

Haney adds, “There were some really touching, deep, heavy and emotional moments in the first one, where he’s talking about himself to the camera while in the shower. Filming himself like that was something he did a lot, and you’d have no clue until you’re looking through the tapes and come across them, and when you do the goosebumps crawl all over you. People that love and know Darrell are going to be touched by what he has to say, because it’s him telling you for the first time.”

For more information, visit the Metal Blade Records landing page here: metalblade.com/dimevision

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Exclusive video clip revealed from Dimebag Darrell’s ‘Dimevision Vol. 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over’ DVD/CD

– October 27th, 2017 –

Metal Blade Records recently announced the follow up to 2006′s poignant Dimebag Darrell video memorial set, Dimevision Vol 1: That’s The Fun I Have, dubbed Dimevision Vol 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over – another true celebration of Dimebag and how he lived his life. The DVD/CD set – which will include more raw footage, true gems and classic moments – will hit retailers on November 24th. The set will also include five previously unreleased demos, picked from a vast catalog Dimebag accrued since longtime girlfriend Rita Haney gave him his first 4-track in 1984. Dimebag’s personally-written lyrics, dates and notes on those tracks will also be included.

Fans of Dimebag Darrell, Pantera, and Damageplan who have had the opportunity to watch Dimevision Vol 1: That’s The Fun I Have know it is a funny, touching memorial. Dimevision Vol 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over continues this tradition, and today, Metal Blade, Rita Haney and Daryl “Bobby Tongs” Arnberger are pleased to share one of the funniest clips from the set. Watch Dime take part in an “interesting” CPAP machine fitting in the clip here: youtube.com/watch?v=cHij5iqA6Us

Haney comments: “This particular trailer’s focus is on one of the items available from ‘Dimevision 2‘, along with many other props from past home videos. We want to offer up a piece of these magical volumes so that in the future, with the help of his fans, we’ll be able to bring more DVD/CD packages to everyone out there that love Dime as much as we do.”

In regards to the CPAP footage, Haney reminisces: “I had just rolled outta bed and the doc fitting him was about an hour early for his appointment. Dime and ST were still up partying, so of course things never go as planned in Dime’s world! One thing people need to realize is that when you’re getting fitted for one of these machines, it’s imperative that you not speak during the process so they can ramp the proper amount of air through those things, so you have to keep your mouth closed. But as you can see from this segment in full, that’s a damn near impossible feat for him at the moment. It’s also impossible to be angry at Dime when he made you laugh all the time!”

Pre-orders for Dimevision Vol 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over are now available via Metal Blade at: metalblade.com/dimevision. A PledgeMusic campaign has also been launched to support the release of the set, also acting as a pre-order. The PledgeMusic campaign includes an assortment of rare items to buy, including props and costumes that belonged to Dimebag and that you can see in his home videos/Dimevision volumes, rare stage clothing, and other merchandise. Visit the PledgeMusic page here: pledgemusic.com/projects/dimevision2

Going into making Dimevision Vol 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over, Rita Haney worked in collaboration with Daryl “Bobby Tongs” Arnberger, who was not only one of Dimebag’s closest friends both on and off the road, but also worked as an official videographer for Pantera, Damageplan and a plethora of A-list musicians, from Slipknot to Dolly Parton, along with film editor Rob Fenn. After cataloguing hundreds of tapes, they chose 43 segments to create Dimevision Vol. 2.

“He had a unique way of seeing things, and he always lived with a video camera,” says Haney. “No matter where we went he was always capturing what was going on, and myself and others around him were filming a lot too. In putting out these videos I just want people to see the way he was, 24/7. What you saw on stage and backstage, that was how he lived.”

Haney adds, “There were some really touching, deep, heavy and emotional moments in the first one, where he’s talking about himself to the camera while in the shower. Filming himself like that was something he did a lot, and you’d have no clue until you’re looking through the tapes and come across them, and when you do the goosebumps crawl all over you. People that love and know Darrell are going to be touched by what he has to say, because it’s him telling you for the first time.”

For more information, visit the Metal Blade Records landing page here: metalblade.com/dimevision

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Tombs announces additional USA tour dates

– October 26th, 2017 –

After recently releasing their fourth full-length, The Grand Annihilation, Tombs is heading back out on the road again in support of it, this time with 1349 and Goatwhore, leading up to the bands’ Ozzfest/Knotfest appearances, followed by shows with Crowbar, Incite, and more. See below for all upcoming dates!

Tombs tour dates
Oct. 28 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl *
Oct. 29 – Memphis, TN – Hi Tone *#
Oct. 30 – Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live % *#
Oct. 31 – El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls %*#
Nov. 1 – Farmington, NM – Top Deck %*#
Nov. 2 – Las Vegas, NV – Dive Bar *#
Nov. 3 – Tucson, AZ – The Rock *#
Nov. 4 – San Bernardino, CA – Ozzfest
Nov. 6 – Mesa, AZ – Nile Underground
Nov. 7 – Albuquerque NM – Sister
Nov. 10 – Ft. Worth, TX – Ridglea Lounge +
Nov. 11 – San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall ^
Nov. 13 – Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar !
Nov. 14 – San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick !
Nov. 15 – Hollywood, CA – The Whisky !
Nov. 16 – Oakland, CA – New Parish !
Nov. 17 – Lake Tahoe, NV – Hard Rock !
Nov. 18 – Crocket, CA – Toots Tavern !
Nov. 19 – Eugene, OR – Old Nick’s !
Nov. 20 – Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom !
Nov. 21 – Seattle, WA – Studio Seven !
Nov. 22 – Spokane, WA – The Pin !
Nov. 24 – Colorado Springs, CA – The Black Sheep ^
Nov. 25 – Lincoln, NE – Lucky’s Tavern ^
Nov. 26 – Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews ^
Nov. 27 – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s ^
Nov. 28 – Toledo, OH – Frankie’s ^
Nov. 29 – Bloomington, IN – The Castle ^
Nov. 30 – Kent, OH – Outpost ^
Dec. 1 – Clarksville, TN – The Warehouse ^
*=w/ 1349
#=w/ Goatwhore
%=w/ Kreator
!=w/ Crowbar, Incite
^=w/ Crowbar, Incite, Tricounty Terror
+=w/ Helms Alee

While every track on The Grand Annihilation stands separate from those around it, it is still a cohesive collection, and at no point do the stylistic twists and turns undermine its coherence. The blasting, scathing yet melodic black metal savagery of opener “Black Sun Horizon” and “Way Of The Storm” are very much built to destroy, while wielding a poignancy that is undeniable – both of which stand in strong contrast to the uncomfortable post-punk squall of “Underneath” that showcases front-man Mike Hill’s Nick Cave/Ian Curtis-esque singing voice, while the likes of the throbbing “Saturnalian” and unnerving tribal thunder of “Walk With Me In Nightmares” stand in categories all of their own.

To preview and purchase The Grand Annihilation, please visit: metalblade.com/tombs

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Tombs announces additional USA tour dates

– October 26th, 2017 –

After recently releasing their fourth full-length, The Grand Annihilation, Tombs is heading back out on the road again in support of it, this time with 1349 and Goatwhore, leading up to the bands’ Ozzfest/Knotfest appearances, followed by shows with Crowbar, Incite, and more. See below for all upcoming dates!

Tombs tour dates
Oct. 28 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl *
Oct. 29 – Memphis, TN – Hi Tone *#
Oct. 30 – Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live % *#
Oct. 31 – El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls %*#
Nov. 1 – Farmington, NM – Top Deck %*#
Nov. 2 – Las Vegas, NV – Dive Bar *#
Nov. 3 – Tucson, AZ – The Rock *#
Nov. 4 – San Bernardino, CA – Ozzfest
Nov. 6 – Mesa, AZ – Nile Underground
Nov. 7 – Albuquerque NM – Sister
Nov. 10 – Ft. Worth, TX – Ridglea Lounge +
Nov. 11 – San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall ^
Nov. 13 – Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar !
Nov. 14 – San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick !
Nov. 15 – Hollywood, CA – The Whisky !
Nov. 16 – Oakland, CA – New Parish !
Nov. 17 – Lake Tahoe, NV – Hard Rock !
Nov. 18 – Crocket, CA – Toots Tavern !
Nov. 19 – Eugene, OR – Old Nick’s !
Nov. 20 – Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom !
Nov. 21 – Seattle, WA – Studio Seven !
Nov. 22 – Spokane, WA – The Pin !
Nov. 24 – Colorado Springs, CA – The Black Sheep ^
Nov. 25 – Lincoln, NE – Lucky’s Tavern ^
Nov. 26 – Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews ^
Nov. 27 – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s ^
Nov. 28 – Toledo, OH – Frankie’s ^
Nov. 29 – Bloomington, IN – The Castle ^
Nov. 30 – Kent, OH – Outpost ^
Dec. 1 – Clarksville, TN – The Warehouse ^
*=w/ 1349
#=w/ Goatwhore
%=w/ Kreator
!=w/ Crowbar, Incite
^=w/ Crowbar, Incite, Tricounty Terror
+=w/ Helms Alee

While every track on The Grand Annihilation stands separate from those around it, it is still a cohesive collection, and at no point do the stylistic twists and turns undermine its coherence. The blasting, scathing yet melodic black metal savagery of opener “Black Sun Horizon” and “Way Of The Storm” are very much built to destroy, while wielding a poignancy that is undeniable – both of which stand in strong contrast to the uncomfortable post-punk squall of “Underneath” that showcases front-man Mike Hill’s Nick Cave/Ian Curtis-esque singing voice, while the likes of the throbbing “Saturnalian” and unnerving tribal thunder of “Walk With Me In Nightmares” stand in categories all of their own.

To preview and purchase The Grand Annihilation, please visit: metalblade.com/tombs

Tombs online:
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My Dying Bride Vocalist Aaron Stainthorpe Denies Breakup Rumours, Band Working On New Album

My Dying Bride vocalist Aaron Stainthorpe has addressed recent rumours that the band is breaking up after the band were forced to cancel upcoming live shows and some cryptic statuses were posted on their Facebook page. He has issued a statement on the group’s official page which reads as follows:

“I would like to quash some recent rumours regarding the demise of My Dying Bride in the light of our previous statements. We most certainly are NOT splitting up and in fact are vigorously composing the next album right now. The reason we have had to cancel a run of shows is due to a severe and fearful illness that has struck a member of my immediate family for which I have now dedicated all my time until signs of improvement. The other five members of the band however are working hard to produce the next opus which will be our debut for new label partners Nuclear Blast and will be released in 2018. I will do my part when the time comes and I can assure fans that it is going to be suitably epic.

“Apologies to all who were looking forward to seeing us perform live but rest assured, we will be back!

“Cheers
“Aaron Stainthorpe”

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