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Ashley “Lux” Elzinga of the 105.7 The Point radio station in St. Louis, Missouri conducted an interview with SHINEDOWN guitarist Zach Myers. You can now watch the chat below.

According to The Pulse Of Radio, Loudwire asked Myers what SHINEDOWN has coming up next on its schedule after this summer’s Carnival Of Madness tour. Myers said, “We’re going to go home. Brent [Smith, frontman] has to rest his voice. He’s not allowed to talk during the day right now. He’s on vocal rest… We take these weeks off, then go to the U.K. We’re only going to be there for eight days.”

Also on the agenda is the possible release of a collection of covers that the group has recorded, with Myers saying, “I’m not sure what’s going down with that. Originally we were just going to release it on YouTube, which you don’t need permission for, obviously, because people do covers on YouTube every day. But I believe fans really want it as a download . . . Now we’re going to release it as an EP with just Brent and I. I believe it will come out during the holidays.”

The Carnival Of Madness tour, which also features SKILLET, PAPA ROACH and others, finished up in Puyallup, Washington on September 18.

SHINEDOWN has been on the road steadily since the March 2012 release of its fourth studio album, “Amaryllis”.

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Donny Fandango of the St. Louis, Missouri radio station 105.7 The Point conducted an interview with vocalist Jacoby Shaddix of Californian rockers PAPA ROACH during this year’s Carnival Of Madness tour. You can now watch the chat below.

In an interview with Mosh Pit Report, PAPA ROACH drummer Tony Palermo stated about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band’s follow-up to last year’s “The Connection”: “We’re working on ideas. We always lay stuff down in the back of the bus just to keep it flowing. I’ll come up with beats, I always do a lot of voice memo stuff just to get it down quick if I have an idea that pops into my head and I don’t wanna forget it. I just do a 10- or 15-second voice memo in my iPhone. It’s usually me breathing heavy into the phone in a beat style then I’ll come in [to the recording setup on the tour bus] and lay it down on this little keyboard here. It doubles as a drum set, which is weird, but it works. We put stuff together on the computer, and once we get into the actual studio in writing mode, then we go through all the stuff and decide what’s good and what sucks, or isn’t PAPA ROACH. It’s cool. There’s a lot of down time on tour, so it’s a good tool to keep it flowing so you’re not like stuck writing 15 to 20 songs for a record in 30 days. It’s really hard to do that.”

Palermo also spoke about a number of PAPA ROACH shows being canceled due to Jacoby Shaddix‘s vocal issues. “I don’t know if it’s worse for [the fans] or for us,” he said. “We pride ourselves on playing rock ‘n’ roll music live to people, and when something unfortunate like that happens, I know people who travel, like plane tickets, hotels, but you know, we’re also losing money. It’s not really about the money, though, it’s just, for us, you gotta take care of that and get it better so you have a career. Like last year, when we had to pull off of Uproar, it was so bad. We played three shows and then he just couldn’t sing anymore; he had to go in and get his voice operated on. It was that serious and that drastic. We just went through it again a little bit, but he didn’t have to get an operation, he just had to go on a little more strict vocal rest and got paired up with a new vocal coach that showed him different techniques than he’d been using.”

PAPA ROACH‘s latest album, “The Connection”, was re-released in Europe as a special tour edition on May 6 via Eleven Seven Music. The effort contains a bonus DVD of a concert at Club Nokia in Los Angeles featuring performances of new songs as well as the band’s biggest hits, including “Still Swingin'”, “Give Me Back My Life”, “Before I Die”, “Last Resort” and “Between Angels & Insects”.

“The Connection” was produced by rock veteran James Michael (SIXX: A.M., HALESTORM) and John Feldmann (PANIC AT THE DISCO, THE USED, BLACK VEIL BRIDES). The CD sold 22,000 copies in its first week of release to debut at No. 17 on the Billboard album chart.

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“Blood In The Water” and “Ordinary”, two more new songs from vocalist/guitarist Kenn Nardi of reunited St. Louis, Missouri-based progressive/melodic thrash metallers ANACRUSIS, can be streamed below.

Nardi revealed in an online post this past April that he is “planning to finish the new music and release it in some form, but I’m not sure of the details just yet. This will not be an acoustic project like CRUEL APRIL. It will be exactly the same album that I had intended to record with [fellow ANACRUSIS original members] John [Emery, bass] and Mike [Owen, drums].

“Basically. I have been recording new songs myself over the last couple of years (during the reunion rehearsals/shows/festivals) with the intention of going back and replacing the programmed drums and the bass parts that I recorded using the other guys. Unfortunately, this was going nowhere and we could just never find the time to get things moving. So I have left John‘s bass on a few songs that he had completed and have played everything else myself. There were rough drum tracks which Mike played and had planned to go back and re-do which I have just replaced like the rest of the demos (If you’ve heard the version of ‘Made’ I posted, you’ll have an idea as I was the only one on that recording).

“I have more than 20 songs completed and will be working on recording the last batch over the next few weeks. In the end, there will be maybe 30 songs making up two complete CDs packed full of new material. Most will be very much in the style of ANACRUSIS (or at least where we would be 20 years after ‘Screams And Whispers’) and some a bit more experimental and/or melodic. There will be thrash stuff, proggish stuff, melodic stuff and some things like you’ve never heard. I have even recorded a heavier version of ‘A Little Light’ from the CRUEL APRIL project. With 2 1/2 hours worth of songs, there should something for any fan of ANACRUSIS and more.

“I still plan to call it ‘Parallax Error’, though I am debating whether to put the name ANACRUSIS on it or not. Regardless, by any name, the album would be the same. I plan on posting a medley of samples soon to give everyone an idea what to expect.

“I personally have so much time and creative effort invested in these songs that I did not want to abandon the entire project just because we cannot find the time to be a band right now. Hopefully some of you will enjoy what I have created this time and the new recordings will be something fresh for those of you who’ve waited for new ANACRUSIS music.”

ANACRUSIS in 2010 spent time in the studio recording a “new” album entitled “Hindsight: Suffering Hour & Reason Revisited”. The two-CD set featured both ANACRUSIS‘ debut album, “Suffering Hour”, and its second release, “Reason”, along with the classic ANACRUSIS demo track “Apocalypse”, all fully re-recorded by the original lineup of Nardi, Kevin Heidbreder, John Emery and Mike Owen. The package also featured a 24-page, full-color booklet with lyrics and lots of photos both old and new. The cover art was created by Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, SIGH, MEKONG DELTA, GWAR).

In 2009, Stormspell Records released the CD/DVD compilation, “Annihilation Complete: The Early Years Anthology”, which featured ANACRUSIS‘ demo and video footage of Nardi‘s pre-ANACRUSIS band, HEAVEN’S FLAME.

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Picture what a combination such metallic-yet-melodic bands as CHEVELLE, DISTURBED and SEVENDUST would sound like, and you’re not far off from 3 YEARS HOLLOW. Hailing from the Quad Cities (Illinois, Iowa), 3 YEARS HOLLOW is comprised of Jose Urquiza (vocals), Tony Reeves (guitar), Neil Kuhlman (guitar, vocals), Dex Digga (bass) and Chris Cushman (drums), and the band is certainly creating a buzz with rock fans throughout the country, resulting in the recent recording contract with Imagen Records.

“We are proud to add 3 YEARS HOLLOW to Imagen‘s increasing lineup,” said Bob Winegard, president of Imagen Records. “We first noticed them in the Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands powered by Imagen in last year’s Uproar Tour.” Morgan Rose, newly minted A&R V.P. at Imagen (and drummer of SEVENDUST), added, “We had them out for a few dates and I was floored, extremely tight and energetic. Jose was spot-on every night. The kids were all over them. I wanted them on our label.”

Stated 3 YEARS HOLLOW: “It’s such an amazing feeling to sign with Imagen Records. It feels like we’re able to end one chapter and start a new one with a brand new excitement. This not only opens up more opportunities for us, but also allows us to give more to our fans. That’s something that’s always been important to us. We’re looking forward to working with a group of people and a label that believe in our vision and dream as much as we do.”

3 YEARS HOLLOW‘s as-yet-untitled new album was produced by SEVENDUST guitarist Clint Lowery, and recorded at multiple studios, including Groovemaster Studios (DISTURBED, SEVENDUST, POP EVIL) in Chicago, Ilinois; Trailer Studios in St. Louis, Missouri; and the band’s own studio, Real Trax Recording, in Davenport, Iowa.

3 YEARS HOLLOW has already made their presence felt on SiriusXM Octane, when the station added the song “Remember” to rotation. The band has also shown that they can deliver the goods on the concert stage, as evidenced by dates with the likes of EYE EMPIRE, SEVENDUST and LACUNA COIL.

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St. Louis, Missouri, melodic metalcore outfit Tear Out The Heart has released a lyric video for the track “Undead Anthem,” featuring Caleb Shomo (ex- Attack Attack!). Check out the video below.

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On August 19, Lux, the on-air personality at KPNT 105.7 The Point radio station in St. Louis, Missouri, conducted an interview with Godsmack frontman Sully Erna.

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Saint Louis, Missouri based brutal death act Drag The Dead has officially released its self-titled, full-length album on New World Subculture media. The album is the follow up to its debut, “The Saint Louis Murder Sessions” EP. Drag The Dead was formed in mid-2009 and is a collective of some of the most brutal death metal musicians the St. Louis, Missouri metropolitan area has cultivated in years – like drummer Antonio Andre (ex-Timeghoul founding member). Below is the tracklisting of the recently released album and a teaser video following it.

1. Prelusive Uterine Decimation
2. Blindsided Menstrual Holocaust
3. The Final Desecration
4. Necrology Postmortem
5. When They Walk Again
6. Serial Deity To The Aborted
7. The Stabbing
8. The Interview Of Lisa Ann Montgomery
9. Sledgehammer To The Cunt
10. Sullen Despoliation Of Blood and Genitals
11. Shit Fucked and Forgotten
12. Semen Spilled Upon The Flesh Of The Dead
13. Concluding Suffrage
14. Remember To Leave The Pieces

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Toronto-based rock band EVANS BLUE is back to work at The Pocket Studios this week, recording their third album with producer Trevor Kustiak.  The self-titled album marks the debut of new frontman Dan Chandler, who was selected after an intensive six-month nationwide search.  Singer/songwriter Chandler hails from St. Louis, Missouri.

With the addition of Chandler, the band is “writing their best and most diverse collection of songs to date”. Fans can expect a new single in April, with the new album to be released on June 23 on Sounds+Sights, coinciding with a US tour this summer.

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