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The Housecore Horror Film Festival (HHFF) is pleased to welcome the MELVINS to the stage. The experimental sludge metal icons celebrate 30 years of musical disturbance at Housecore Horror Film Festival on Saturday, October 26, with an appearance alongside GWAR, WHITECHAPEL, GOATWHORE and IRON REAGAN.

Housecore Horror Film Festival co-founder Philip Anselmo had this to say about the last-minute addition of one of his favorite bands of all time: “Sadly, CROWBAR will not be able to make the gig. But madly great news is that the mighty MELVINS are gonna jam the fucking night away!”

Many people have wondered if EYEHATEGOD would carry on despite the tragic and unexpected death of drummer Joey LaCaze, 42, last month of respiratory failure brought on by asthma. Amazingly, MELVINS drummer extraordinaire Dale Crover has stepped up to the kit to honor LaCaze‘s name and help the EYEHATEGOD legacy reach its 25th anniversary at Housecore Horror Film Festival.

Said Anselmo about the news that his long-time New Orleans mates will still be able to play Housecore Horror Film Festival: “In the wake of severe tragedy, with EYEHATEGOD drummer Joey LaCaze passing away recently, MELVINS drummer Dale Crover will be filling in for an unforgettable alliance with EYEHATEGOD! Dammit, you KNOW you have to see this unique performance! If you don’t have a ticket to the EYEHATEGOD, get one ASAP to witness this historic event. It’ll be historic on so many levels!”

EYEHATEGOD vocalist Mike IX Williams will also be performing spoken word and signing his book, “Cancer As A Social Activity”, at Housecore Horror Film Festival and guitarist Jimmy Bower will also appear at Housecore Horror Film Festival as the drummer with his other band, DOWN.

Housecore Horror Film Festival is also excited to welcome New York-based horror doom metallers BLOOD FARMERS. Originally formed in 1989, the band combines the atmosphere of ’70s horror with heavy doses of psychedelia and doom in the tradition of BLACK SABBATH and SAINT VITUS. Now, thanks to the bandmembers’ affiliation with cult film distributor Grindhouse Releasing, BLOOD FARMERS will make their first-ever appearance in Texas alongside the movies that inspired their creeped-out music… live at the Housecore Horror Film Festival!

For more information, visit HousecoreHorrorFilmFestival.com.

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Painside has posted the “Build Your Fiction” release online, which can be heard in the player below. The new effort was mixed by Mark Lewis (Trivium, All That Remains, Unearth, The Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel) at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida. All songs were recorded at Locomotiva Studio, produced by Carlos Saione, and engineered by Sidney Sohn Jr

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Bloodstock: Bringing the heavy

The last day of a festival is always the most gruelling, as the excesses of the weekend take their toll on the battered bodies of many a punter. Gama Bomb ease people in slowly with a joyously fun set of party thrash, pulling a sizeable crowd who windmill the hangovers out of their fuzzy heads. The perfect wake up call to any day. Fun is not on the agenda for Whitechapel, instead they ram headfirst into the audience with their precision, groovy, modern, death metal. It’s quite a sight to witness a pure blue sky being slowly turned grey, seemingly, by their crushing brutality.

Old school thrash is definitely back in a big way judging by today’s bill and no one plays it quite as fast or as crusty as Kremated do over on the New Blood stage. They pull in a crowd very respectable in size, but not in attitude, as a bunch of belligerent metal heads lose their shit to their dirty, inspired crossover.

On the Dio stage Brit hopefuls Sacred Mother Tongue fly the flag for good, no-frills metal. Fist pumping anthems, melodic hooks and, typically, Andy James’ startling guitar work are the order of the day, refusing to rely on cheap gimmicks and instead relying on the strength of their talent and song writing. The polar opposite of Fozzy, in other words. They bring a Hollywood sheen to a grubby field in Derby with their metallic hard rock. Yeah it’s big and dumb but they certainly know how to put on a show and in Chris Jericho have the perfect festival frontman.

Over on the Sophie Lancaster stage, Bossk do their very best to crack the Earth’s surface with volcanic post-rock riffs, proving there’s more to being heavy than pure speed.

Back on the Dio stage, meanwhile, Amorphis bring musical proficiency back to the table, with a mix of heaviness and fragility filtered through folk tinged prog. With such a distinctive sound they are certainly an acquired taste, but where better than Bloodstock for a band of this ilk? The crowd at the front lap it up, but the casuals at the back don’t get involved quite as much as they did for Fozzy.

If Amorphis split the vote then Exodus casually unite everybody, place them in the palm of their hand and then crush them into a bloody pulp. It’s a testament to the continuing virility of thrash that they sound more like the sweat soaked, bong chuffing, beer guzzling adolescents that made these songs than the middle aged men that they now are. The likes of Lesson In Violence are still as fresh, exciting and extreme as ever. When Bonded By Blood is dedicated to Paul Baloff and Jeff Hannemann and Exodus proceed to smash it out of the park it’s the moment of the day, possibly the festival, so far.

It thins out slightly for Devildriver and for a while it looks like they may be upstaged by what’s just happened. But, despite a somewhat patchy set list, Dez Fafara and co. just don’t do bad shows. The hardcore fans at the front seem to spread and spread as the set progresses until half of the field is a circle pit. Some of it is due to an improved choice of tunes, but most of it is down purely and simply to the fact that Dez is one of the most rabble rousing, yet down to earth, frontmen in the world of metal. As they leave, triumphant, he seems genuinely delighted. As do most of the crowd.

Before we get to Slayer there is the little matter of another member of the big 4. Anthrax have had many questions over their heads recently; the unstable line up, the dithering over album releases, the fact that today Joey Belladonna looks, and sometimes sounds, like someone’s Grandmother being chased by a swarm of bees. The one thing that you can never question is the tunes they have in their back catalogue, today we get a load of them, back to back, with no let up. Frankly, when they are on their game, they take Bloodstock up to another level. Indians, Caught In A Mosh, I Am The Law and the closing Antisocial have horns thrown and lyrics chanted back from the barrier to the sound desk and beyond, it take just one hour for Anthrax to lay down the gauntlet and leave Slayer sweating.

One of the more curious decisions on the bill was to match Slayer with Dying Fetus on the Sophie Lancaster stage, leaving fans of pure, unadulterated brutality with a conundrum on their hands, and quite a few do plump for DF. Those that do are treated to some super technical, classic death metal that would make Slayer seem like easy listening by comparison. What other festival than Bloodstock could you say that? God bless this place.

Review by Stephen Hill

Bloodstock 2014 takes place August 7-10. For more info, head to Bloodstock.uk.com

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What would Halloween be without a GWAR tour? The band just announced the Madness At The Core Of Time tour, which will also feature Whitechapel, Iron Reagan and A Band Of Orcs. A solid lineup indeed! The band will be our supporting their new album Battle Maximus, which comes out September 17th. Here are dates: …

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– March 28th, 2013 – Monster Energy’s Welcome to Rockville Festival appearance announced WHITECHAPEL guitarist Alex Wade has just launched his official youtube channel. Fans can subscribe now at youtube.com/AlexWadeOfficial . The first video is a performance demonstration of WHITECHAPEL’s Vicer Exciser from their upcoming re-issue of The Somatic Defilement

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– March 4th, 2013 – Whitechapel will be joining Asking Alexandria for their headlining tour April-May 2013. “The Don’t Pray For Us” tour, presented by MerchNow, will kick off on April 19th in Wichita, Kansas.

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Phil Bozeman (WHITECHAPEL), Cameron “Big Chocolate” Argon, Austin Carlile (OF MICE & MEN) and Ricky Hoover (ex-SUFFOKATE) are the newly confirmed guest singers who will perform with the surviving members of SUICIDE SILENCE at a special show on December 21 at the Fox theater in Pomona, California as a tribute to their late frontman, Mitch Lucker, who died November 1, after sustaining injuries in a

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Painside has posted the new single “Break the Hive” online, which can be heard in the player below. The track will also appear on the “Build Your Fiction” EP recorded at Locomotiva Studio, produced by Carlos Saione, and engineered by Sidney Sohn Jr. The new effort was mixed by Mark Lewis (Trivium, All That Remains, Unearth, The Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel) at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida.

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Unearth will begin 2013 in a big way on tour alongside Whitechapel and Emmure. The “Brothers of Brutality Tour” will begin on January 8th in Knoxville, TN and wraps up February 11th in New York, NY. Unfortunately, Unearth bassist John “Slo” Maggard will not be joining the band on the tour.

Vocalist Trevor Phipps has posted the following update: “John ‘Slo’ Maggard will unfortunately be sitting out the Brothers of Brutality Tour (Whitechapel, Emmure, Obey the Brave, The Plot In You) this coming January/February. His absence is simply to take care of personal matters at home and is only temporary. Slo will remain a member of Unearth moving forward and is actively involved in the writing process for our next album, which we plan to record and release some time in 2013. Luckily, our long time friend Matt DeVries (Fear Factory, ex-Chimaira) will be taking over bass duties for the tour.”

“I couldn’t be more excited to be filling in on bass for my long time friends in Unearth on the upcoming Brothers Of Brutality Tour,” DeVries said about teaming up for the tour. “They are like family to me and I’m extremely happy to step up to the plate for my good buddy Slo!”

01/08 Knoxville, TN 940 Blackstock Ave
01/09 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
01/11 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s
01/12 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
01/13 Dallas, TX The Door
01/15 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre
01/16 Phoenix, AZ Nile
01/17 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
01/18 San Diego, CA Soma
01/19 Pomona, CA The Glasshouse
01/20 Oakland, CA Oakland Metro
01/22 Spokane, WA The Knitting Factory
01/23 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater
01/24 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
01/26 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
01/27 Denver, CO Summit
01/29 Calgary, AB The Den
01/30 Edmonton, AB Avenue Theatre
02/01 Winnipeg, MB West End Cultural Centre
02/02 Minneapolis, MN Mill City Nights
02/03 Chicago, IL Mojoes
02/05 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
02/06 Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall
02/07 Montreal, QC Club Soda
02/08 Worcester, MA Palladium
02/10 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts
02/11 New York City, NY Irving Plaza

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Unearth will begin 2013 in a big way on tour alongside Whitechapel and Emmure. The “Brothers of Brutality Tour” will begin on January 8th in Knoxville, TN and wraps up February 11th in New York, NY. Unfortunately, Unearth bassist John “Slo” Maggard will not be joining the band on the tour.

Vocalist Trevor Phipps has posted the following update: “John ‘Slo’ Maggard will unfortunately be sitting out the Brothers of Brutality Tour (Whitechapel, Emmure, Obey the Brave, The Plot In You) this coming January/February. His absence is simply to take care of personal matters at home and is only temporary. Slo will remain a member of Unearth moving forward and is actively involved in the writing process for our next album, which we plan to record and release some time in 2013. Luckily, our long time friend Matt DeVries (Fear Factory, ex-Chimaira) will be taking over bass duties for the tour.”

“I couldn’t be more excited to be filling in on bass for my long time friends in Unearth on the upcoming Brothers Of Brutality Tour,” DeVries said about teaming up for the tour. “They are like family to me and I’m extremely happy to step up to the plate for my good buddy Slo!”

01/08 Knoxville, TN 940 Blackstock Ave
01/09 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
01/11 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s
01/12 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
01/13 Dallas, TX The Door
01/15 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre
01/16 Phoenix, AZ Nile
01/17 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
01/18 San Diego, CA Soma
01/19 Pomona, CA The Glasshouse
01/20 Oakland, CA Oakland Metro
01/22 Spokane, WA The Knitting Factory
01/23 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater
01/24 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
01/26 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
01/27 Denver, CO Summit
01/29 Calgary, AB The Den
01/30 Edmonton, AB Avenue Theatre
02/01 Winnipeg, MB West End Cultural Centre
02/02 Minneapolis, MN Mill City Nights
02/03 Chicago, IL Mojoes
02/05 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
02/06 Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall
02/07 Montreal, QC Club Soda
02/08 Worcester, MA Palladium
02/10 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts
02/11 New York City, NY Irving Plaza

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