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Lamb of God Bassist Drops Off Tour; Fear Factory Bassist Filling In
Lamb of God were forced to postpone their Nov 11 gig in Kent, Washington due to an undisclosed family issue pertaining to bassist John Campbell. Testament also dropped off the bill and Killswitch Engage and Huntress, who are also on tour with the 2 aforementioned bands, ended up playing a smaller show at the Showbox in Seattle that night.
Matt DeVries of Fear Factory has been tapped to fill in for John Campbell for the rest of tour while Campbell had to attend to a family emergency.
"Stoked and honored to be out on such an incredible tour with some great friends!"
We hope everything works out for John and wish him all the best.
Lamb of God's remaster of the As The Palaces Burn album was released worldwide on Nov 11.
Death Angel Added To Children Of Bodom Tour
Death Angel has been added to Children of Bodom's upcoming "Halo of Blood Over North America" Tour next year. They will serve as direct support, with Tyr opening the dates.
Visit each bands website for tour dates.
Ghost's Dave Grohl Produced EP Due Soon
If You Have Ghost, the Swedish satanic rockers new covers EP, was produced by Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters and Nirvana fame. The EP is due out on Nov. 19 via Loma Vista Recordings. It boasts 5 songs, mostly covers.
Iced Earth New Album Coming In January; Tour Announced
Iced Earth have completed their new album entitled Plagues of Babylon, which was recorded in Germany. It hits stores on January 21. Guest vocals for the album include Michael Poulsen from Volbeat, Symphony X's Russell Allen and Blind Guardian's Hansi Kursch.
The tour, with support from Sabaton and Revamp, begins in the spring of 2014.
Black Sabbath Announces 2014 North America And Europe Tour
Black Sabbath have announced additional dates to their ongoing world tour. The mostly Canadian leg begins in Brooklyn, NY and hits ten cities in Canada.
Pre sale tickets begin Nov. 20 and tickets to the general public begin Nov 22 on livenation.com. Refer to the Black Sabbath website for a full list of dates.
Overkill and Skeletonwitch Touring Europe
Overkill and Skeletonwitch will be hitting the European roads in March for a spate of shows. The dates begin in London, UK on Mar 13 and end in Saarbrucken, Germany on Mar 29.
Mastodon Releasing Beer
Mastodon have hit the beer business once again as they're releasing a product called Black Tongue. It's an 8.3 % double black IPA collaboration with Signature Brew.
They also have a live album hitting stores Dec 10 titled Mastodon Live At Brixton.
Ace Frehley Signs With eOne Music
Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley has signed a new deal with eOne music where he'll make two albums for the label.
Frehley's been working on the first of two new albums with drummer Matt Starr of Burning Rain and Chris Wyse from The Cult. The album should be out sometime in 2014.
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