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