Pantera, Suicidal Tendencies, Fear Factory, Etc. Members Set For 2018 Dimebash

The 2018 Dimebash, a celebration of “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott, is set to take place on January 25 at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA. The event will feature an all-star jam band composed of members of Pantera, Suicidal Tendencies, Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, Fear Factory, Armored Saint, King’s X, Ace Frehley, Kyng, Cypress Hill, Biohazard, Powerflo, Fireball Ministry, Prong, and Act Of Defiance. Pumpjack will open the show and SiriusXM‘s Jose Mangin will serve as the host. All proceeds will benefit the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, Kitten Rescue LA, and Kyng‘s GoFundMe Campaign for their stolen gear. An official afterparty will also take place at the Affliction Soundstage in Seal Beach, CA after the concert, and it will feature performances from Whiskeydick, Pantera tribute band Cowgirls From Hell, and Kyng.

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Prong’s Mike Longworth Leaves European Tour Due To “Family Emergency”

Prong’s Mike Longworth has left the group’s current European tour due to a “family emergency.” The band posted the following:

“We wanted to let you know that our bass player Mike Longworth had a family emergency and had to leave the tour. Our old friend Jason Christopher has come through and will finish out this European run with us. Our thoughts are with Mike and his family.”

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Hatebreed, Crowbar, Whitechapel, Etc. Added To 2017 Metal Maya Festival

Hatebreed, Crowbar, Whitechapel, Prong, Kyng, and Oni have been added to the Metal Maya festival. Previously announced acts include: Anthrax, Overkill, Superjoint, Death Angel, Metal Allegiance (feat. Phil Demmel (Machine Head), David Ellefson (Megadeth), Gary Holt (Slayer/Exodus), Mark Menghi, Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), Mike Portnoy, Steve “Zetro” Souza (Exodus), Ryan Waste (Municipal Waste), etc.), Otep, and Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens. The event will take place October 29 – November 2 at the Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun, just south of Cancun in Puerto Morelos on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. This will be a special metal-themed vacation with all kinds of other activities to help celebrate Halloween and the Day Of The Dead. Lamb of God‘s Chris Adler will be one of the event hosts, and Phil Anselmo (Pantera, etc.) will host a special Halloween horror movie night.

Prong Reveal Details For New Album “Zero Days”

Prong have revealed the details for their new album “Zero Days.” The effort will be released on July 28, and the cover art/track listing can be found below:

“Zero Days” Track Listing:

01. “However It May End”
02. “Zero Days”
03. “Off The Grid”
04. “Divide And Conquer”
05. “Forced Into Tolerance”
06. “Interbeing”
07. “Blood Out Of Stone”
08. “Operation Of The Moral Law”
09. “The Whispers”
10. “Self Righteous Indignation”
11. “Rulers Of The Collective”
12. “Compulsive Future Projection”
13. “Wasting Of The Dawn”
14. “Reasons To Be Fearful” (bonus track)

All Out War, The Convalescence, Affiance, And Sirens & Sailors, Added To 2017 New England Metal And Hardcore Festival

All Out War, The Convalescence, Affiance, and Sirens & Sailors have been added to the 2017 New England Metal And Hardcore Festival. The event will take place at The Palladium in Worcester, MA on April 21-22 and previously announced acts include: Testament, Sepultura, Prong, Kublai Khan, The Last Ten Seconds of Life, Varials, Left Behind, Precious, Sabaton, Katatonia, Hammerfall, Amorphis, Caspian, Delain, Swallow The Sun, Battle Beast, Leaves Eyes, Circuit Of Suns, Harm’s Way, Cruel Hand, Traitors, Currents, Face Your Maker, I AM, Cryptodira, Unwill, and Angel Vivaldi.