Converge To Release Remixed/Remastered Version Of “You Fail Me”

Converge will be re-releasing their 2004 album “You Fail Me” on June 17. The effort was remixed by Kurt Ballou and remastered by Alan Douches, and will be available digitally, as well as on CD and limited edition vinyl. It will also come with the track “Wolves At My Door,” which was originally only on the vinyl version. Head over to Soundcloud to hear the remastered/remixed version of the title track.

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Torche Involved In Van Accident

Torche got into a van accident last night (April 28), while on their way to Salt Lack City, UT. Everyone is okay, and they still plan to play their show tonight.

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The band posted the following:

“Attention Salt Lake City!!

Torche was in a crazy accident last night while en route to our hotel in Laramie. Everyone safe, but we hit ice, flipped the trailer, and banged up the back of the van.

No sleep till 7am after we dropped the trailer off at a repair shop, via tow truck.

A brisk four hours of sleep later, we picked up the trailer with a new wheel and have been hauling ass to Salt Lake, while trying to be as safe as possible with the shit weather out here. Zeus willing, we will arrive at or just before 9pm and will still be allowed to play. We will need it!”

Miss May I’s Bj Stead Loses Personal Items Including Music Files & Equipment In Robbery

Miss May I guitarist Bj Stead’s home was broken into, while on tour, and thieves stole many of his personal items, including computer equipment, hard drives containing his music projects, video game consoles, etc. If you want to help him out, you can donate to his Gofundme campaign.

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Stead said the following:

“Hello everyone, I hope this post finds you well. My name is Bj Stead, and I am the lead guitar player of the Ohio metal band Miss May I. Recently, on April 27th 2016, I was robbed of thousands of dollars worth of my personal belongings, all of which are necessary to make what I do for a living possible.

The most important thing lost, aside from personal belongings such as video game consoles, toiletries and necessities, was my MacBook Pro, as well as all of my recording equipment, and multiple external hard drives with projects I have been working on for months, as we will be going back to the studio to start the writing process for a new album in the next few months.

As we all know, the music industry is an extremely unforgiving business, especially for artists, but at the same time I very much love what I do, writing and recording music, being on the road, and playing for fans all over the world.

The money earned will be used for replacing my stolen MacBook Pro, my recording equipment, as well as all of the lost hardware and software that went along with it, so I can get back to doing what I’ve been doing for years, which is creating music for the greatest family in metal music, which is my Miss May I family.

Any donation helps, wether it’s a penny, or a dollar! I can’t express how grateful I am for doing what I do, and having some of the best, most supportive fans in the world, and I won’t let one selfish theif ever take that from me. Thank you all so much for your time, and as always, stay metal!

Bj Stead“

Levi Benton also commented on the situation, and said that the recording rig with all the band’s songs on it was also stolen:

Unearth’s Nick Pierce To Undergo Back Surgery

As previously reported, Unearth‘s Nick Pierce was forced to miss some of the band’s shows, due to a back injury. Now, he has revealed that he will have to undergo surgery to fix the issue.

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Pierce said the following:

“Just want to say thanks for everyone’s continued concern and support over the last few weeks since I left the Fury Tour with Unearth early. I can’t express how inspiring it is to have a solid community backing me and showing the love!

Since the initial onset of my back problems over the last few weeks I’ve met up with 3 doctors for separate opinions. The final decision ended up being a microdiscectomy where the surgeon extracts the bulged fragments of disc in my lower back. Success rates for this operation are in the high 80% range, the way the doctors explained it to me made it sound like it wouldn’t be a problem and I would be recovered in 1-2 weeks. Nonetheless, I’m very optimistic things will go well and I’ll be back to enjoying life and starting a healthy recovery soon. Surgery is scheduled for May 10th so wish me luck!

-Nick Pierce”

Tom DeLonge On Blink-182: “We Do Have A Future Together If We Want It”

Tom DeLonge has issued a new statement regarding his current relationship with the other members of Blink-182. You can read that below. As previously reported, the band have just released a new song, and announced a tour with their new vocalist Matt Skiba (Alkaline Trio).

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Here’s DeLonge’s statement:

“Hi everybody-

I understand all the craziness out there in Internet-land, it is an odd time for fans of the Blink-182 legacy, I know- It’s odd for me, too.

Well, I met with Mark yesterday, and Travis the week before…. I actually talk to Travis almost every day, now. In an odd way I’m almost closer to him more now than ever.

The answer is this:

We DO have a future together if we want it, but for now we are busy doing separate things. I am directing a movie this summer, releasing a couple more albums of music and digging deeper into my Sekret Machines Project with the US Department of Defense.

I know people are comparing the Angels and Airwaves Chasing Shadows EP to the new Blink-182 music, and that is a failed task. We are different people after different things. For one, I think partnering with a song-writer on the Blink album (Feldy- 5 Seconds of Summer, Good Charlotte) was too far a change, but something they desired, and that in itself may be an indicator of some of our current artistic differences that are difficult to overcome. I guess I’ve always just liked the song-writing we did together. But, at the end of the day, I support their desires. And if they are happy, then that’s what matters.

Earlier this year, I was recording the song NEW WORLD (on the DEMOS album titled after my own name) and that was my first early opinion of where we could possibly take Blink for the next album. But again, that’s just my idea, and I’m only one of three.

At the end of the day, both of us have ideas, but from opposite sides of the road… Now, we are at different places in our minds, careers and goals, I get it.

But that said, I obviously want them to make the music they wish. I have always been thankful for them in my life, but I am a forward thinking artist, and sometimes that leads me down a different and far-reaching path- That is why I have done progressive projects like: Box Car Racer, Angels and Airwaves- “LOVE” Feature Film and it’s albums, and even the “Dream Walker” Album, with the accompanying animations and Novel etc…

I look forward to my upcoming film and music adventures, and a hell of a lot more…

….Maybe throw in a bit of Blink-182, if we can build back that “special something” that was once there.”

Motörhead Members to Join Saxon For Special Lemmy Tribute At Metal Hammer Golden Gods

Saxon will be joined by Motörhead’s Mikkey Dee and Phil Campbell for a special Lemmy Kilmister tribute at the 2016 Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards show. The event will take place at the Eventim Apollo in London, England on June 13, and the set will be composed of Motörhead songs, and Kilmister’s favorite Saxon tracks.

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Saxon’s Biff Byford said the following:

“Lemmy was a great friend and he always supported our band – as we did Motörhead – through ups and downs. We were touring with them when he died, so to be able to honour him at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods is a great opportunity to say goodbye.”

More info can be found HERE.

The Black Dahlia Murder, Dying Fetus, Goatwhore, & Ghost Bath Announce 2016 European Shows

The Black Dahlia Murder, Dying Fetus, Goatwhore, and Ghost Bath will be playing some European shows together. Check out the dates below.

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Tour Dates:

08/06 Saarbrucken, GER – Garage
08/08 Zurich, SWI – Dynamo
08/09 Salzburg, AUT – Rockhouse
08/15 Bremen, GER – Tower
08/16 Copenhagen, DEN – Beta
08/17 Berlin, GER – Lido

Doro To Release “Strong And Proud – 30 Years Of Rock And Metal” Blu-Ray/DVD/CD In June

Doro will be releasing a new live Blu-ray/DVD/CD called “Strong And Proud – 30 Years Of Rock And Metal” on June 24. This will feature her 30th anniversary shows, which took place during her extensive 2013 – 2014 world tour. You can find all the details in the below press release.

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Three decades of DORO – three unforgettable nights – forever captured on three DVDs and two Blu-rays; including an two-hour plus, great music movie, which delivers deep insights behind the scenes and inside the heart of DORO. Nuclear Blast releases this incredible DORO anniversary package on June 24th, »Strong And Proud – 30 Years Of Rock And Metal«.

Once again, the packaging was drawn by DORO’s favourite artist, Geoffrey Gillespie.
»Strong And Proud – 30 Years Of Rock And Metal« will be released in the following formats on June 24th, and can be pre-ordered from now on: http://nblast.de/DoroStrongAndProudNB

– 2Blu-ray-Digi
– 3DVD-Digi
– CD
– Earbook
– 2LP (black) in gatefold
– 2LP (blue) in gatefold (Mailorder + wholesale)
– 2LP (silver) in gatefold (Mailorder-exclusive)
– Earbook in tote bag (Mailorder-exclusive)

DVD1

30 Years Anniversary Show – Wacken Open Air

01. Intro
02. Wacken Anthem (We Are The Metalheads)
03. Burning The Witches
04. East Meets West (feat. Chris Boltendahl)
05. Raise Your Fist In The Air
06. Hellbound
07. Revenge
08. Earthshaker Rock
09. Breaking The Law (feat. Phil Campbell)
10. All We Are (feat. Eric Fish, Joakim Brodén & CORVUS CORAX)

30 Years Anniversary Show – Classic Night

11. Touch Of Evil
12. On The Run
13. Fear Of The Dark (feat. Blaze Bayley)
14. The Night Of The Warlock
15. You’re My Family
16. Above The Ashes
17. Beyond The Trees
18. Hero
19. Princess Of The Dawn (feat. Udo Dirkschneider)
20. Dancing With An Angel (feat. Udo Dirkschneider)
21. Hard Rock Hallelujah (feat. LORDI)
22. Love Me In Black
23. Für Immer (Mix Clip Classic Night/Rock Night)

30 Years Anniversary Show – Rock Night

24. Raise Your Fist In The Air
25. Save My Soul
26. Running From The Devil
27. Without You
28. East Meets West (feat. Sabina Classen)
29. Rock Till Death (feat. Hansi Kürsch)
30. Bad Blood (feat. LORDI)
31. Denim And Leather (feat. Biff Byford)
32. Out Of Control
33. Wacken Anthem (We Are The Metalheads)
34. Metal Racer
35. Herzblut
36. Burn It Up
37. Balls To The Wall (feat. Udo Dirkschneider)
38. All We Are

DVD2

01. Behind The Curtain, Inside The Heart Of DORO (Documentary)

DVD3 – Bonus Concert Movie

30 Years Anniversary Show – Classic Night

01. Celebrate
02. Burn It Up
03. Breaking The Law
04. All We Are
05. Metal Racer

30 Years Anniversary Show – Rock Night

06. True As Steel
07. Evil
08. Egypt (The Chains Are On) (feat. Chris Caffery)
09. Revenge
10. Hellbound
11. You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’ (feat. Biff Byford)
12. Fight
13. Drum Solo
14. Ich Will Alles (feat. Andy Brings)
15. Metal Tango
16. Unholy Love
30 Years Anniversary Show – Wacken Open Air
17. Metal Tango (feat. Eric Fish & Frau Schmitt)
18. Drum Solo
19. Für Immer (feat. Uli Jon Roth)

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20. Hellbound
21. Für Immer

Russia Tour 2015

22. Touch Of Evil
23. I Rule The Ruins

CD + Digital:

01. On The Run
02. Save My Soul
03. Raise Your Fist
04. Fear Of The Dark
05. Revenge
06. Earthshaker Rock
07. Without You
08. Rock Till Death
09. Egypt (The Chains Are On)
10. Für Immer
11. Hellbound
12. Balls To The Wall
13. You’re My Family
14. All We Are

Blu-ray1

30 Years Anniversary Show – Wacken Open Air

01. Intro
02. Wacken Anthem (We Are The Metalheads)
03. Burning The Witches
04. East Meets West (feat. Chris Boltendahl)
05. Raise Your Fist In The Air
06. Hellbound
07. Revenge
08. Earthshaker Rock
09. Breaking The Law (feat. Phil Campbell)
10. All We Are (feat. Eric Fish, Joakim Brodén & CORVUS CORAX)

30 Years Anniversary Show – Classic Night

11. Touch Of Evil
12. On The Run
13. Fear Of The Dark (feat. Blaze Bailey)
14. The Night Of The Warlock
15. You’re My Family
16. Above The Ashes
17. Beyond The Trees
18. Hero
19. Princess Of The Dawn (feat. Udo Dirkschneider)
20. Dancing With An Angel (feat. Udo Dirkschneider)
21. Hard Rock Hallelujah (feat. LORDI)
22. Love Me In Black
23. Für Immer (Mix Clip Classic Night/Rock Night)
30 Years Anniversary Show – Rock Night
24. Raise Your Fist In The Air
25. Save My Soul
26. Running From The Devil
27. Without You
28. East Meets West (feat. Sabina Classen)
29. Rock Till Death (feat. Hansi Kürsch)
30. Bad Blood (feat. LORDI)
31. Denim And Leather (feat. Biff Byford)
32. Out Of Control
33. Wacken Anthem (We Are The Metalheads)
34. Metal Racer
35. Herzblut
36. Burn It Up
37. Balls To The Wall (feat. Udo Dirkschneider)
38. All We Are

Blu-ray2

01. Behind The Curtain, Inside The Heart Of DORO (Documentary)

30 Years Anniversary Show – Classic Night

02. Celebrate
03. Burn It Up
04. Breaking The Law
05. All We Are
06. Metal Racer

30 Years Anniversary Show – Rock Night

07. True As Steel
08. Evil
09. Egypt (The Chains Are On) (feat. Chris Caffery)
10. Revenge
11. Hellbound
12. You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’ (feat. Biff Byford)
13. Fight
14. Drum Solo
15. Ich Will Alles (feat. Andy Brings)
16. Metal Tango
17. Unholy Love
30 Years Anniversary Show – Wacken Open Air
18. Metal Tango (feat. Eric Fish & Frau Schmitt)
19. Drum Solo
20. Für Immer (feat. Uli Jon Roth)

Rock Hard Festival 2015

21. Hellbound
22. Für Immer

Russia Tour 2015

23. Touch Of Evil
24. I Rule The Ruins