DJ Earworm Returns With Summer Mash-Up (video)

About six months ago, DJ Earworm, a master of the post-modern language of mash-up, made a name of himself when he put together a video mix of last year's 25 top billboard hits. The aptly titled "United States of Pop 2009" became a Youtube sensation and clocks at over 22...

KORN To Boycott BP Oil Products On Their Upcoming Tour

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Motivated by the BP disaster and its devastating effects, heavy rock outfit KORN, who have sold more than 30 million records worldwide, take a stand by launching a boycott against using the company’s gasoline while on tour this summer. The band has formally announced that it will not be fueling any of its touring vehicles with BP products and is strongly encouraging other touring artists to do the same.

“The daily images are hard to watch,” says Korn frontman Jonathan Davis. “We need to do our part to let BP know there are consequences for causing something like this. We want to send a message to corporations like BP so that they will take more preventative measures in the future. The more costly their punishment, the more money they will spend to make sure disasters like this don’t happen again. It’s plain and simple capitalism.”

In a timely coincidence of life imitating art, Korn’s new album artwork, photography and stage set imagery reference the band’s hometown area near Bakersfield, CA and its bleak landscape littered with oil rigs. The video for the first single “Oildale (Leave Me Alone)” reveals a poverty-stricken area situated among the rich oil fields and tells a story of a young boy’s desire to escape. The video story echoes the band’s own struggle out of Bakersfield. Davis adds, “It was one thing for us to grow up near such poverty. But the situation in the Gulf takes things to a whole new level where people’s lives and livelihoods are affected forever.”

Korn will spend their summer as a headliner on the third annual Rock Star Energy Drink Mayhem Festival playing in 14,000 to 30,000 seat amphitheaters. “We urge the other acts on Mayhem and anyone on tour this year to be with us on this,” Davis also said.

Korn is touring to support their upcoming album, due out July 13, 2010. The title, Korn III – Remember Who You Are, is a reference to the band’s past and is a nod to their roots.

FIREBALL MINISTRY To Headline Doom In June, Release New Video

Fireball Ministry are set to headline the “Doom In June” festival Saturday, June 5 at the Cheyenne Saloon in Las Vegas (3103 N Rancho Drive; doors open: 2pm). The first-ever “Doom In June” will feature supporting sets from Black Cobra, Slough Feg, The Gates of Slumber, Radio Moscow, Sasquatch, House of Broken Promises, Ride The Sun, SuperGiant, Behold! The Monolith, Green & Wood, Aranya, Salvador, Lead Burns Red and Dirt Communion.

Next up, Fireball Ministry have confirmed a special performance to preview the Ink and Iron Festival on Thursday, June 10 at Alex’s Bar in Long Beach (2913 East Anaheim Street). Wulfbane and DJ Small Paul will support.

In other news, the group just shot a video for their first single “Butcher, Faker, Policy Maker” in Northern California late last month. The performance–based clip was directed by Brandon Trost who directed the video for “Sundown” off the group’s previous album Their Rock Is Not Our Rock (Liquor & Poker).

STONE SOUR Release Date, New Song Download & Tour Dates

Stone Sour have announced September 7th as a release date for their new album Audio Secrecy. The band is giving fans a sneak preview of the album by offering a limited-time download of a new song titled “Mission Statement" which will be available for 48 hours only beginning this Thursday, June 10th at 11am EST. The track can be downloaded at www.stonesour.com . The album’s first commercial single will be “Say You’ll Haunt Me,” which premiers on radio on Tuesday, July 6th

Stone Sour will be hitting the road this summer on the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival. The 36-date tour launches August 17 in Minneapolis, MN and will visit arenas and amphitheatres across North America before wrapping October 4 in Madison, WI. Tickets are available via www.RockstarUproar.com and www.livenation.com .


ROCKSTAR DATES

August 17, 2010 Minneapolis, MN

Target Center August 18, 2010

Kansas City, KS Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone

August 20, 2010 Omaha, NE WestFair Amphitheatre

August 21, 2010 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

August 22, 2010 Buffalo, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

August 24, 2010 Columbus, OH LC Outdoor Amphitheatre

August 25, 2010 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

August 27, 2010 Scranton, PA Montage Mountain Amphitheatre

August 28, 2010 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center

August 29, 2010 New York Metro Area, NY TBA

August 31, 2010 Washington, DC Jiffy Lube Live

September 1, 2010 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

September 3, 2010 Birmingham, AL Verizon Wireless Music Center

September 4, 2010 Atlanta, GA Aarons Amphitheatre at Lakewood

September 5, 2010 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre

September 8, 2010 Tulsa, OK BOK Center

September 10, 2010 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Center

September 11, 2010 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Amphitheater

September 12, 2010 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

September 14, 2010 Denver, CO Comfort Dental Amphitheatre

September 15, 2010 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre

September 17, 2010 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

September 18, 2010 San Diego, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre

September 19, 2010 Phoenix, AZ Tempe Beach Park Amphitheatre

September 21, 2010 Bakersfield, CA Rabobank Arena

September 22, 2010 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre

September 24, 2010 Spokane, WA Greyhound Park

September 25, 2010 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheatre

September 26, 2010 Vancouver, BC TBA

September 28, 2010 Edmonton, AB TBA

September 29, 2010 Calgary, AB TBA

September 30, 2010 Saskatoon, SK TBA

October 2, 2010 Winnipeg, MB TBA

October 3, 2010 Fargo, ND Fargodome

October 4, 2010 Madison, WI Alliant Energy Center Memorial Coliseum

Nuzzy & The Guy with musical guest "thatwasthen"

Nick Papageorge and Brenton Sinay had the pleasure of being Nuzzy and The Guy's first GeekWeek musical guest. They discussed their most recent show at The House of Blues, groupies, music, and much much more.

NEUROSIS To Celebrate The 25th Anniversary Of ENEMY OF THE SUN With Re-Issue

Neurot Recordings is proud to announce the reissue of one of the most groundbreaking releases in the ever-expanding lineage of icons NEUROSIS, Enemy Of The Sun.

With NEUROSIS' earlier releases -- 1987's Pain Of Mind, and even 1990's The Word As Law -- the band's jagged and eerie blend of metallic, hypnotic, post-gutter punk was instantly recognized as wholly unique, yet it took multiple releases for the then Bay-area unit to infinitely define their sound, forcing the world to listen, then run for cover. Their 1992 full-length Souls At Zero showcased the band branching off into much more expanded songwriting, giving birth to much longer hymns, infusing them with tribal rhythms and slow-building post-doom bastardization, then breaking massive new ground for the metal world.

But it was their follow-up in 1993, the crushing Enemy Of The Sun LP, that would be the album to take the pulsing, hypnotizing monoliths NEUROSIS was crafting down to much darker, and much, much heavier territory for the rest of the band's still-growing roster of masterpieces. Still to this day, critics and fans of heavy and experimental metal hold this release to be one of the harshest, spine-chilling, mind-warping releases in history, and countless acts have cited Enemy... as "the one that changed everything" for them.

The eight tracks on the release was one of the most massively cavernous, crushing records the world had experienced. A mesmerizing, pressurizing, dirge-driven display of brutal riffing, thick with haunting samples, layered, anguished vocal tracks, raging multiple-member percussion contributions, and some of the most mammoth buildups ever, Enemy Of The Sun was an album that left a sense of anguish in your soul long after the record was over.

Neurot Recordings are exceptionally proud to celebrate the 25th anniversary of NEUROSIS, and once again issue this classic album to the masses. 2010's reissue of Enemy Of The Sun bears a fully redesigned package by visionary artist, Neurosis live visual master Josh Graham, and will be released worldwide on August 30th, 2010.

Get The New DANZIG Album DETH RED SABAOTH Early


Danzig's Deth Red Sabaoth will be released on June 22, but those fans who have a ticket to any of the east coast dates scheduled prior to June 22  will be able to buy the new album at the show, before it's available in stores. Those who purchase Deth Red Sabaoth at one of these special Danzig shows will also receive a collector's edition CD single with two versions of the album's first single, "On A Wicked Night," complete with exclusive art work. Only a limited number of the CD singles will be available.

The Deth Red Sabaoth Limited Deluxe Edition - only 666 are being manufactured - is now available as a pre-sale exclusively online at http://ter.ly/danzig_dlx . This box set, which is being sold for $66.66, includes the Deth Red Sabaoth CD, a limited edition "On a Wicked Night" 7-inch, an instant download of Deth Red Sabaoth available on the day of release, an autographed poster, and a porcelain-like urn with exclusive artwork on all four sides.

Confirmed itinerary for Danzig's special nine-city tour is as follows:

JUNE
15 Norva, Norfolk, VA
16 The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC
18 Nokia Theatre, New York, NY
19 Trocadero Theatre, Philadelphia, PA
21 House of Blues, Boston, MA
24 Knitting Factory, Boise, ID
25 Knitting Factory, Reno, NV
26 Nokia, Los Angeles, CA
27 Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA

Breaking News: Slipknot Bassist Paul Gray Found Dead

We will have more information as we receive it. Tragedy has rocked Slipknot. The metal band known for its freaky masks and doom-and-gloom songs is mourning the death of bassist Paul Gray. The 38-year-old musician, who also went by the stage monikers "#2" and "The Pig," was found dead Monday...

Buy OZZFEST Tickets Early Get OZZY'S New Album SCREAM Early

OZZFest has announced all fans who purchase tickets for the tour before June 18 at LiveNation.com, will receive a digital copy of Ozzy’s new album, SCREAM the day before the album is available in stores. It was also announced that all six dates on the Live Nation produced tour will feature all-in ticket pricing, starting as low as $30 per ticket when purchased in a 4-pack.

Tickets for this summer’s highly anticipated return of OZZFest go on sale to the public beginning May 22 at LiveNation.com.

All fans who purchase tickets at LiveNation.com through June 18 will receive an email with one unique download link per ticket for Ozzy’s new album, Scream, on June 21st, the day before the album is available in stores. (Offer valid for residents of the U.S. and Canada. Download links expire 8/25/10. Additional restrictions may apply.)

The main stage will feature full sets from Ozzy, Mötley Crüe, Rob Halford, DevilDriver and Nonpoint. Second stage headliners and six-time OZZFest veterans Black Label Society will be joined by Drowning Pool, Kingdom of Sorrow, and Goatwhore, Skeletonwitch, Saviours and Kataklysm.

BORIS Announces US Tour Dates

After many previous tours to the continent, superheavy post-doom-rock unit BORIS will return to North America this summer in on a tour that will last from the end of July through the month of August. Kicking off in California, the opening leg of the tour will see the band accompanied...

Post Metal Legends ISIS Call It Quits

After 13 years, five brilliant albums and a slew of EPs the mighty band Isis has decided to call it a day. The band announced this via a blogpost where they laid out the essential reasons for the break up. Here's a snippet of what they had to say: "...

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SLAYER Celebrates The Return Of Tom Araya By Playing JIMMY KIMMEL

Slayer will be the musical guest on ABC-TV's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" this Thursday, May 20. This will mark the first appearance the band will make since vocalist/bassist Tom Araya had back surgery earlier this year, and the second time the band has performed on "Kimmel," having made their network television debut on the show in January 2007. "Jimmy Kimmel Live" airs at 12:05AM ET and PT/11:05PM CT.

For the telecast, Slayer will perform "World Painted Blood," the title track from their latest album, as well as "Hate Worldwide" over the show's closing credits. In addition, the band will play three more songs on the show's outdoor stage in front of an SRO crowd. Tickets for this free mini-concert have been gone for weeks.

The "Kimmel" appearance precedes the band's busy summer touring schedule that will kick off on May 26 with extensive touring throughout the UK and Europe, and will include several Sonisphere Festival appearances where Slayer will be part of the Big Four - Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax. The band will return to North America in late July to co-headline (with Megadeth) the east coast Canadian Carnage tour, and then, starting August 11, the American Carnage tour. Slayer's entire summer tour schedule can be accessed at www.slayer.net

BRUTAL TRUTH To Re-Issue Their Classic EXTREME CONDITIONS Album

EXTREME CONDITIONS DEMAND EXTREME RESPONSES, the classic debut album
from legendary grindcore veterans BRUTAL TRUTH, has been reissued and
is available tomorrow in North America.

EXTREME CONDITIONS DEMAND EXTREME RESPONSES was originally released
in 1992

and immediately raised the bar for grindcore with its intensity and

aggressiveness. This newly reissued redux version features the
original 15-track album along with 11 bonus tracks, including songs
from the much-sought after 'Ill Neglect' 7", the long deleted
'Perpetual Conversion' EP and 4 unreleased S.O.B. covers. Also
included are 3 bonus music videos, including 'Collateral Damage',
cited in the Guinness Book of Records as the world's shortest promo
video. Brand new liner notes also include a brand new interview with
BRUTAL TRUTH vocalist Kevin Sharp.

Find BRUTAL TRUTH's EXTREME CONDITIONS DEMAND EXTREME RESPONSES redux
edition on the EARACHE US WEBSTORE:

SOCIAL DISTORTION Signs To EPITAPH RECORDS

Epitaph Records welcomes Southern California's Social Distortion to the label with plans to release their first studio album since 2004 in fall 2010. Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness had this to say about the announcement. "We feel that Epitaph has a natural understanding of Social Distortion; both the history of...