Voivod Premiere “Obsolete Beings” Music Video, Plan To Release New 7″ In August

Voivod have premiered a new video for their new song “Obsolete Beings.” This track is from the band’s new album “The Wake,” which will be released on September 21.

Before “The Wake” is released, the band will be releasing a new 7″ on August 31. It will come with the album track “Always Moving,” as well as a live version of “Order Of The Blackguards.”

Furthermore, the U.S. CD version of “The Wake” will come with a bonus disc featuring the group’s “Post Society” EP and six tracks recorded live during the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise. Here’s the track listing for that disc:

‘Post Society‘ EP:

01. “Post Society”
02. “Forever Mountain”
03. “Fall”
04. “We Are Connected”
05. “Silver Machine”

‘Live at 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise 2018‘:

06. “Inner Combustion” (live)
07. “Order Of The Blackguards” (live)
08. “Psychic Vacuum” (live)
09. “Lost Machine” (live)
10. “Fall” (live)
11. “Voivod” (live)

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Wrong Premiere “Gape” Video

Wrong have premiered a new video for their song “Gape,“ via Metal Injection. This track from the band’s latest album “Feel Great.“

You can also catch the band on tour with Unsane:

07/22 New Orleans, LA – Santos
07/24 Tampa, FL – Crowbar
07/25 Miami, FL – Gramps
07/26 Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub
07/27 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
07/28 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
07/29 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie

Wrong only:

07/31 Brooklyn, NY – Union Pool (w/ Spirit Adrift & Unearthly Trance)
08/01 Falls Church, VA – VFW 9274
08/02 Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
08/03 Columbus, SC – New Brooklyn Tavern

Avenged Sevenfold Cancel Summer Tour Due To M. Shadows’ Vocal Issues

Avenged Sevenfold have been forced to cancel their summer tour with Prophets Of Rage and more due to M. Shadows suffering from vocal issues. According to the singer, “doctors feel that 3 months of no singing and voice rest should get [his] chords back on track.”

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Here’s Shadows’ full statement:

“There is no good way to start out a note containing bad news but here it is.

After Europe I came down with a terrible viral infection that rendered me voiceless.

I tried my best to take care of the situation with voice rest, medication and doctor visits but my voice was only getting worse.

After a week of steroids the swelling went down enough to see the cause of the problem. A blood blister has formed on my vocal folds and is preventing them from vibrating properly. In short, I can’t sing anything at the moment and the more I attempt to the more damage is being done. Luckily, as of now the doctors feel that 3 months of no singing and voice rest should get my chords back on track.

Unfortunately, this means we will have to cancel all tour dates at the moment.

Decisions like this weigh on me very heavily. It’s a tour I was looking forward to very much. I want to apologize to the fans who have spent their time and money booking travel arrangements and accommodations. I also want to apologize to our crew and the other bands who were depending on this tour.

None of these things are lost on me.

Just know that I have exhausted every possible solution in trying to get out there and perform for you. It just simply can’t happen at the moment.

We have a few things coming down the pipe soon that should be fun so we hope you look out for those.

Again, I am deeply sorry and hope to see you all soon.

In silence,
M“

You can find more info HERE.

“Metalocalypse” Director Jon Schnepp Passes Away

“Metalocalypse”, etc. director Jon Schnepp has sadly passed away at the age of 51. This news comes after he was previously placed on life support after suffering a “catastrophic stroke” on July 12. You can help out his family with medical costs by donating via GoFundMe.

Schnepp’s fiancé Holly Payne said the following:

“It is with a broken heart that the Schnepp family and I must announce the passing of our beloved Jon Schnepp, who died peacefully on July 19, 2018.

Jon ultimately succumbed to the effects of a massive stroke. He had a blood clot removed from his left carotid artery, but the bleeding could not be stopped. Irreparable and catastrophic damage was caused to both hemispheres and all brain activity ceased. His sister Deborah and I had to make the difficult decision to take him off of life support. There was no possible way for him to recover. Please understand.

I spent the last hour of his life with him holding him, laying my head across his massive chest, kissing him, stroking his hair, playing his favorite songs, and telling him over and over again how much I love him.

My life has been forever changed by Jon. I feel endlessly grateful to have shared 16 years of laughter, love and incredible adventures together, including the making a feature film, as well as a television series that I hope to complete and release later this year in his honor.

Jon’s mother Miriam, his father David, his sister Deborah and I are devastated beyond measure. We appreciate your love and support, and most importantly your understanding of our privacy at this time as we grieve.

Thank you, Holly Payne“

“Metalocalypse” co-creator Brendon Small also commented:

“Rest In Peace animation pioneer Jon Schnepp. A creative behemoth and larger than life personality. Unbelievable.”

Counterparts & Being As An Ocean Announce Co-Headlining Tour

Counterparts and Being As An Ocean have announced a co-headlining tour. Have Mercy and Varials will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

09/20 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
09/21 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Sound Stage
09/22 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
09/25 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
09/26 Detroit, MY – The Shelter
09/27 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
09/28 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
09/29 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
09/30 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
10/02 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
10/03 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
10/05 San Diego, CA – SOMA
10/06 Pomona, CA – Glasshouse
10/07 Berkeley, CA – Cornerstone
10/09 Tempe, AZ – Club Red
10/12 Dallas, TX – RBC
10/13 San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall
10/14 Houston, TX – Houston Underground
10/15 New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa
10/17 Orlando, FL – Sound Bar
10/18 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
10/19 Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
10/20 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
10/21 Philadelphia, PA – Foundry

Being As An Ocean Premiere “Alone” Music Video

Being As An Ocean have premiered a new video for their new song “Alone.” This track is from the deluxe vinyl edition of the band’s latest album “Waiting For Morning To Come,“ which will be available on September 7. That release will feature three bonus tracks including “Alone,“ “Know My Name,” and “Bulletproof.“

Counterparts Premiere “Monument” Video

Counterparts have premiered a new video for their song “Monument.” That track will appear on the band’s new EP “Private Room,“ which will be available on September 7. That effort will feature three b-sides, including “Monument,” “Selfishly I Sink,” and “We Forgive.” Frontman Brendan Murphy said the following about the release:

“‘Private Room‘ is a collection of B-sides from the last two records that we think deserve to see the light of day. The EP is dedicated to our love of private room karaoke and all of our friends/fans that put up with our psycho bullshit on and off stage.”