Vio-lence Part Ways With Ray Vegas, Recruit Ex-Overkill Guitarist For Upcoming Shows

Vio-lence have parted ways with guitarist Ray Vegas. With him gone, the band have recruited Bobby Gustafson (ex-Overkill) as a fill-in.

The group commented:

“Vio-lence would like to thank Ray Vegas for all his hard work and contributions to this band. It’s been an incredible year bringing Vio back to life and Ray was an integral part in our success. We wish him all the best. The band will be honoring all dates booked.”

They also added:

“Vio-lence is announcing former Overkill guitar player Bobby Gustafson as fill-in for upcoming shows. The band will perform in Puerto Rico this weekend as a 4 piece and Bobby will start later in February when the band goes to Japan/Australia/New Zealand. All shows will be honored as scheduled.”

Tour Dates:

02/01 Santurce, PR – La Respuesta
02/22-23 Osaka, JAP – True Thrash Fest
02/26 Canberra, AUS – The Basement
02/27 Brisbane, AUS – The Triffid
02/28 Sydney, AUS – Manning House
02/29 Melbourne, AUS – Max Watt’s
03/01 Adelaide, AUS – Enigma Bar
03/03 Wellington, NZ – Valhalla
03/04 Auckland, NZ – Whammy Bar
03/20 Raleigh, NC – The Pour House Music Hall
03/21 Chicago, IL – Reggies
04/18 Oakland, CA – Oakland Metro
05/22 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage (Maryland Death Fest)
06/05 Austin, TX – Oblivion Access
08/06 Swadlincote, UK – Bloodstock Open Air
09/19 Montreal, QC – Quebec Deathfest

Carnifex Part Ways With Guitarist Jordan Lockrey

Carnifex have parted ways with guitarist Jordan Lockrey. DevilDriver‘s Neal Tiemann has since been recruited as a fill-in for the band’s upcoming shows.

Carnifex commented:

“We want to wish Jordan Lockrey the best of everything as he departs Carnifex after eight years, three amazing records and countless tours. We will be forever thankful for the creativity and musical vision Jordan brought to Carnifex. Please wish him well.”

Lockrey added:

“I want to thank the guys for seeing something in me and bringing me into the group. The last eight years have been absolutely insane. I never thought I’d have a chance to create and perform music on this level with such talented musicians. Unfortunately, my time in Carnifex has come to an end. I love the guys and wish them the best of luck on these upcoming tours!”

Nonpoint Recruit Ill Niño’s Ahrue Luster For Upcoming Tour

Nonpoint have recruited Ill Niño’s Ahrue Luster to play guitar on their upcoming headlining tour. He will be filling in for BC Kochmit, who recently exited the band.

The group commented:

“❌THE RED TAPE TOUR❌ is hitting the road in just a few days. TX-(Lubbock, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Tyler), LA-(New Orleans), FL-(Destin, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Tampa, Jax Beach), NC-(Charlotte, Jacksonville, Greensboro), KY-(Louisville), TN-(Johnson City), AR-(Fort Smith), IL-(Champagne), OH-(Columbus), MI-(Flint) and IL-(Joliet). Ticket link in the bio to all shows on our dot com. New patches, shirts, stickers and more will be at the merchandise table.

Finally we’d like to thank our friend ex-Machine Head/Ill Niño guitar guru Ahrue Luster for joining us on this next run! Your skills are INSANE and we look forward to introducing you to our family the #NonpointNation and appreciate your help on this next run!”

Darkest Hour’s Mike Schleibaum To Fill In For Unearth’s Ken Susi At Upcoming Shows

Unearth have announced that Darkest Hour guitarist Mike Schleibaum will be filling in for Ken Susi during the first four dates of their upcoming tour. Susi plans to return to the band in time for their September 7 set at the Full Terror Assault festival in Cave-In-Rock, IL.

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Our good friend Mike Schleibaum @theriffdojo will once again be lending a helping hand and filling in for @kensusi on the first four dates of our upcoming tour with @thesoulflytribe . Ken will join the tour at Full Terror Assault in Cave In Rock, Illinois. Mike previously filled in for a couple gigs this past February during our co-headlining run with his band, Darkest Hour, in Canada. Schleibaum is a pro, a friend and we look forward to hitting the stage with him again. See you out there real soon. w/ Soulfly, Incite, Prison, Arrival of Autumn Sept. 03 — Dallas, Texas @ Gas Monkey Sept. 04 — Oklahoma City, Okla. @ 89th Street Collective Sept. 05 — Ft Smith, Ark. @ The Majestic Sept. 06 — Memphis, Tenn. Growlers Sept. 07 — Cave In Rock, Ill. @ Full Terror Assault Festival Sept. 08 — Cincinnati, Ohio @ Bogart's Sept. 09 — Clifton Park, NY Upstate Music Hall Sept. 10 — Syracuse, N.Y. @ Westcott Theater Sept. 11 — New York, N.Y. @ (le) Poisson Rouge Sept. 12 — Clifton, N.J. @ Dingbatz Sept. 13 — Providence, R.I. @ Fete Ballroom* Sept. 14 — Easton, Penn. @ One Centre Square* Sept. 15 — Baltimore, Md. @ Soundstage Sept. 16 — Norfolk, Va. @ The NorVa European tour w/ As I Lay Dying, Chelsea Grin, Fit for a King 27/09 Germany Leipzig @ Haus Auensee 28/09 Germany Hamburg @ Sporthalle 30/09 Norway Oslo @ Rockefeller 01/10 Sweden Stockholm @ Fryshuset Klubben 02/10 Denmark Copenhagen @ Amager Bio 03/10 Germany Berlin @ Columbiahalle 04/10 Czech Rep Prague @ Forum Karlin 05/10 Germany Munich @ Zenith 06/10 Austria Vienna @ Gasometer 07/10 Hungary Budapest @ Barba Negra 09/10 Italy Milan @ Magazzini Generali 10/10 Switzerland Zurich @ Volkshaus 11/10 France Grenoble @ La Belle Electrique 12/10 Spain Barcelona @ Apolo 13/10 Spain Madrid @ La Riviera 15/10 France Paris @ Bataclan 16/10 Belgium Brussels @ AB 17/10 Netherlands Tilburg @ 013 18/10 Germany Saarbrücken @ E-Werk 19/10 Germany Cologne @ Palladium #unearth #soulfly #darkesthour #mikeschleibaum #kensusi #incite #prison #arrivalofautumn #asilaydying #chelseagrin #fitforaking #USA #europe #tour Photo credit – @capturethecore

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Cancer Bats Guitarist Scott Middleton To Miss Remaining 2019 Dates

Cancer Bats guitarist Scott Middleton will be missing the rest of the band’s 2019 dates as he awaits the birth of his child. During his absence, Wade MacNeil (Alexisonfire) will be filling in.

Middleton commented:

“Thanks to everyone who made my last @cancerbats tour of the year so awesome! Had a blast at all our shows across France and the UK! Feels crazy to be missing my first show ever in 15 years of CB, but couldn’t be more excited about having our first child in a few more weeks! @wademacneil has my back on the shred stick while I’m gone! Go check out all our tours in Canada, Australia and Europe before the year’s end!

Since I’ll be at home, I’ll be open to doing more studio work than ever before. Please email me @ scott@scottmiddletonproducer.com if you’re interested in help with Production, mixing, mastering, songwriting etc.”

The group added:

“Scoeby is taking a break for the rest of the year, and we couldn’t be more excited for him to start this new chapter in his life.”

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Thanks to everyone who made my last @cancerbats tour of the year so awesome! Had a blast at all our shows across France and the UK! Feels crazy to be missing my first show ever in 15 years of CB, but couldn’t be more excited about having our first child in a few more weeks! @wademacneil has my back on the shred stick while I’m gone! Go check out all our tours in Canada, Australia and Europe before the year’s end! Since I’ll be at home, I’ll be open to doing more studio work than ever before. Please email me @ scott@scottmiddletonproducer.com if you’re interested in help with Production, mixing, mastering, songwriting etc. #cancerbats #scottmiddletonproducer #mixing #mastering #songwriting #nikhuberguitars #metalproduction #orangeamps #daddariostrings

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Korn’s James “Munky” Shaffer To Miss Upcoming Shows

Korn guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer will be missing the band’s immediate live dates so he can be home for the birth of his daughter. During his absence, JR Bareis (Spoken, ex-Islander, etc.) will be filling in.

Munky commented:

“Since our family is waiting any day now for the birth of our daughter, I won’t be performing starting on Tuesday August 6th through Sunday August 11th .I’ll be back in Detroit. I’m going to miss you all very much on those dates. But, you’re in great hands with our close friend and brother @jrbareis95 who is filling in for me…and of course the rest of @korn_official who will carry the load. Thank you to all of our fans for your understanding and support!”

Korn are currently out on a co-headlining tour with Alice In Chains and their new album “The Nothing” will be released on September 13.

Fallujah Recruit Nico Santora (Lillake, Etc.) For Upcoming Tour

Fallujah have recruited guitarist Nico Santora (Lillake, ex-Suicidal Tendencies, ex-The Faceless) for their upcoming tour with Whitechapel, Dying Fetus, Revocation, etc. The band tweeted the following:

In Flames Guitarist Niclas Engelin To Miss European/UK Dates, Chris Broderick (Ex-Megadeth, Etc.) To Continue Filling In

In Flames guitarist Niclas Engelin recently missed the band’s North American tour and he will now be missing their European/UK tour as well. During his absence, Chris Broderick (Act Of Defiance, ex-Megadeth) will continue to fill in. The group commented:

“To all of the Jesterheads coming out to our upcoming European and UK dates: Niclas will be extending his hiatus though out the Summer to focus on personal matters. Your support has meant a great deal to both Niclas and Chris Broderick, who will remain on the road for the time being. We can’t wait to see you soon.”

Nita Strauss Records Guest Solo For Over It All (Lamb Of God, Animals As Leaders, Etc.)

Over It All, the band featuring Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God), Javier Reyes (Animals As Leaders), Lorenzo Antonucci (ex-Sworn Enemy), 33 & West booking agency co-founder JJ Cassiere, and Mediaskare Records’ Baron Bodnar, have recruited Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper, etc.) to record a guest solo for their debut release. The group shared the below post regarding that:

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@overitallofficial got together yesterday to start listening to the basic tracks of what we have recorded so far– we realized we needed a few ripping guest guitar solos in some spots. Between all the guys in the band, we know a lot of shredders, some really legendary dudes. But we are SICK of “dudes”- we have MORE than enough “dudes” already. Dudes are hairy and ugly. Dudes act like uncivilized idiots most of the time. And dudes fucking STINK, always farting & stinking up the RV (ummm…. @drandallblythe, you need to take some Gas-X™️ or stop eating tacos, you nasty motherfucker.) WE DON’T WANT TO HANG OUT WITH ANYMORE DUDES. WE HAVE PLENTY OF DUDES AS IT IS. NO MORE FUCKING DUDES, PLEASE. The perfect answer to our dilemma? @hurricanenita! So thanks so much Nita for bringing down your signature @officialibanezguitars JIVA axe & absolutely DESTROYING IT- it was a pleasure to watch the best female guitarist in the world make our record a lot better. Also for modeling our VERY FIRST #OVERITALL T-shirt design- it sure looks a lot better on you than it does on some smelly-ass hairy DUDE. More merch designs coming soon, available to the public once we get our shit together! Thanks once again to @sumerianrecords for footing the bill & getting Nita down to shred for us! #overitall #animalsasleaders #swornenemy #lambofgod #alicecooper #nitastrauss #sumerianrecords #getyourshittogetherkevin

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Chris Broderick To Fill In For Niclas Engelin On In Flames’ North American Tour

Guitarist Niclas Engelin will be missing In Flames’ North American tour due to doctor’s orders. During his absence, Chris Broderick (Act Of Defiance, ex-Megadeth) will be filling in. The band commented:

“To all of the Jesterheads coming out to our upcoming North American tour: We’re extremely sad to inform that, due to strong medical advisement to stay home, Niclas will not be joining the tour. Luckily, ex-Megadeth guitarist and longtime friend, Chris Broderick was able to step in at the last minute for the full run. Please wish Niclas the best as he stays home to rest. We can’t wait to see you soon.”