Chance Garnette Exits Skeletonwitch Tour

Chance Garnette has exited Skeletonwitch’s current tour with Amon Amarth. The vocalist left to attended to “serious personal matters.” The band have decided to finish off the tour, as a quartet.

Skeletonwitch issued the following statement:

“Lately there have been a lot of rumors, speculation, and assumptions, regarding Skeletonwitch. We want to set the record straight.

Unfortunately, Chance is unable to finish out the tour as he has some serious personal matters to attend to. We ask you to respect his and our privacy regarding these matters.

This obviously left us with a very difficult decision to make and we’ve decided to finish out the tour as a 4-piece.

We made the assumption that Skeletonwitch fans attending the shows would rather see 4 of us ripping through our songs, than a piece of paper on the door announcing our cancellation. If the first 2 shows were any indication, we assumed correctly.

You have our sincerest apologies for not being able to bring you the full show, and for canceling the stop in Albany.

We thank everyone for their understanding and their support now and in the future.

Please come out to the remaining shows for riffs, beers, and hi-fives with us. At the risk of sounding too sentimental, music is equally important, if not more so, during rough times as well as the good.

Skeletonwitch is not going anywhere. See you soon.”

Attila Part Ways With Nate Salameh

Nate Salameh has decided to leave Attila. He states that the reason for his departure is due to him wanting to live a cleaner, sober life.

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Salameh has issued the following statement:

“I’m making this post to inform everyone that the boys in ATTILA and I have decided to go our separate ways. I have no bad blood against the guys at all. It was apparent to the people who are close to me (including the guys in the band) that I wasn’t happy. I couldn’t keep lying to myself. It just took some recent events for me to realize it. I had rrecently decided to make a lifestyle change to clean myself of all drugs and alcohol and it is obvious that this was not the environment that I needed to be in to ensure that I live a clean ,healthy and happy life. I’m blessed to have made so many friends and I am truly appreciative all the life lessons that the road has ttaught me. I wish the best for ATTILA in all future endeavors. This is not the end of the road for me. This past year I have found a new passion for recording so I will be perusing this strongly. I love all you and thank you
-nate”

Limp Bizkit To Headline 2015 Shiprocked Cruise

The initial lineup has been announced for the 2015 Shiprocked Cruise. It will take place February 2 – 6, and will be headlined by Limp Bizkit. The cruise will take place in the Bahamas and will contain a roundtrip of the Port Of Miami and the Great Stirrup Cay.

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Other bands to be featured include:

Chevelle, ‘Metal Allegiance‘: Philip H. Anselmo, Scott Ian, Frank Bello, Charlie Benante, Gary Holt, Chris Broderick, David Ellefson, Mike Portnoy, Joey Belladonna, etc., Black Label Society, Buckcherry, P.O.D., Sevendust, Tremonti, Andrew W.K., Living Colour, Filter, Lacuna Coil, Nonpoint, Otherwise, Zach Myers, Crobot, Thousand Foot Krutch, Wilson, Islander, Andy Wood, Letters From The Fire, Cilver and DJ Lippy Rage.

Butcher Babies Premiere “They’re Coming To Take Me Away” Music Video

Butcher Babies have premiered a new music video for their cover version of Napoleon XIV’s “They’re Coming To Take Me Away,” via Bloody Disgusting. This cover is from the band’s new covers EP, Uncovered, which was released on September 30.

Check out the video:

August Burns Red Announce “Frozen Flame” Tour

August Burns Red will be headlining the Rockstar Energy “Frozen Flame” tour, early next year. They will also be joined by Miss May I, Northlane, ERRA and a special gust TBA.

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Tour Dates:

01/22 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
01/23 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
01/24 Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
01/25 Boston, MA – House Of Blues
01/27 Quebec, QC – Imperial De Quebec
01/28 Montreal, QC – Metropolis
01/29 Ottawa, ON – Bronson Centre
01/30 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Theatre
01/31 London, ON – London Music Hall
02/01 Detroit, MI – St Andrews Hall
02/03 Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
02/04 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
02/05 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
02/06 Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
02/07 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theatre
02/09 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
02/10 Murray, UT – Murray Theatre
02/12 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
02/13 Calgary, AB – Macewan Ballroom
02/14 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
02/15 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
02/16 Seattle, WA – The Showbox
02/17 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
02/19 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
02/20 Pomona, CA – The Glasshouse
02/21 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
02/22 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theatre
02/24 San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live
02/25 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
02/26 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
02/27 New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues
02/28 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
03/02 Orlando, FL – House Of Blues
03/03 Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
03/04 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
03/05 Charlotte, NC – Amos’ Southend
03/06 Norfolk, VA – The Norva
03/07 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
03/08 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts