Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe Discusses His Trip To Standing Rock In New Rolling Stone Article

Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God) recently went to North Dakota to help protest the Dakota Access Pipeline, which is a serious threat to the Standing Rock Indian Reservation’s water supply. Upon returning, Blythe wrote a lengthy article about the experience for Rolling Stone. Head HERE to check that out.

Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe Is Heading To North Dakota To Protest The Dakota Access Pipeline

Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God) has revealed that is heading to North Dakota to help protest the Dakota Access Pipeline, which is a serious threat to the Standing Rock Indian Reservation’s water supply. You can read what Blythe had to say about that in his below Instagram post:

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I am a surfer, and a true son of the South Eastern Coast of the United States. This means I spend a lot of time in the relatively warm waters of Virginia & North Carolina; in fact I spend as much time in those waters as possible given my job as a touring musician- whenever I can I ride waves, I fish, & I swim in the ocean. I have not been able to surf for a few months now because of touring with 2 different bands, & I am dying to go catch a wave. So now when I am finally off tour, why am I going far inland to freezing North Dakota (of all places), where people are getting tear gassed & arrested, instead of to the much warmer beach to chill? I am going because as a surfer, I know that all of our planet's water is connected, and that you cannot poison a river without it eventually leading to the sea. I am going because there are people trying to stop a river from being poisoned, & they need firewood, coffee, wool blankets, winter sleeping bags, & strong hands that know how to swing an ax- I have those things, so I am driving them there. I am going & bringing my Ojibwe bro David so that he can hoist his tribal flag & represent his people, & I can represent the South Eastern punk rock wave riders. I am going because I have been planning this for weeks, my heart tells me it is the right thing to do, & my spirit is restless & will not sit still inside of me until I do something besides talk about how horrible it is we are destroying our planet. So people of Standing Rock, @rollingcloud1 & I are on our way from Minnesota- we come in peace, but make no mistake- we are coming in full effect, & we are coming to stand with you. #nodapl #waterislife #hokahey

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Superjoint Ritual Announce “Caught Up In The Gears Of Application” Album Release Show

Superjoint Ritual have announced an album release show for their new effort “Caught Up In The Gears Of Application” (out November 11). The show will take place at Gas Monkey Live in Dallas, TX on November 12, and will also include: Tombs, Warbeast, Wolvhammer, Protest, and Driven Below.

Tom Morello To Play Shows Protesting The Trans-Pacific Partnership

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine) will be heading out on a tour with Anti-Flag, actress Evangeline Lilly (Lost), Flobots, Downtown Boys, and more to protest the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The first of these shows will take place at the Summit Music Hall in Denver, CO on July 23.

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According to the White House website, the TPP is an agreement between the U.S. and “11 other countries in the Asia-Pacific, including Canada and Mexico” which would “eliminate over 18,000 taxes various countries put on Made-in-America products,” and make it so “we can rewrite the rules of trade to benefit America’s middle class,” before “competitors who don’t share our values, like China, step in to fill that void,” but many people are opposing the deal. Morello is one of those against the plan, and had the following to say:

“Working people everywhere have had enough. The TPP is nothing short of a corporate takeover of our democracy. That’s why people are rising up to stop it. Corporate lobbyists want to sneak the TPP through Congress quietly; that means it’s time for us to get loud.”

More info can be found HERE. You can also catch Morello on tour this summer with Prophets Of Rage (Rage Against The Machine, Public Enemy, Cypress Hill).

Fear Factory, Obituary Etc. Set For Full Terror Assault Open Air Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the first annual Full Terror Assault Open Air festival. The festival will take place in Cave-In-Rock, Illinois, on September 10-12, and will include: Fear Factory, Obituary, Eyehategod, Terrorizer, Valient Thorr, Misery Index, Iron Reagan, Revocation, Warbeast, Broken Hope, M.O.D., Kill The Client, Fulgora, Murder Construct, Nashville Pussy, Cannabis Corpse, Noisem, Starkill and much more.

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