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Come And Take It Productions started Texas Independence Fest in Austin as a way to bring together friends and family in a celebration of Texas. Previous years featured performances by Down, David Allan Coe, Upon a Burning Body, Dixie Witch and many more. This year's festival saw a mix of local and touring acts. Wayne Static of Static-X and We Are The Riot (members of Coal Chamber) brought familiarity to the day's acts, while The Metal Alliance Tour featuring Behemoth, 1349, Inquisition, Goatwhore and Black Crown Initiate painted the afternoon sky black.
The doors to Emo's opened at noon and I arrived around a quarter to 2 in time to catch Denton, Texas melodic death/black outfit Tarim. According to a Come And Take It personnel, Tarim won Come And Take It's battle of the bands, which landed them on this spot. Ten hours is a lot of music to take in. This was my time to coordinate interviews times, but the band, playing material from "The Philosopher King," caught my ears and kept them. They definitely deserved to be on Emo's big stage, and would have proved a tighter fit to the evening's black out.
I missed Casket of Cassandra but caught the following band, Headcrusher. Former residents of Colombia , these deathly thrashers have become a staple in Austin's metal scene. The five-piece band often plays Come And Take It Production shows commonly held at the Dirty Dog Bar. Although this was the first time I caught their act on Emo's stage, it wasn't the band's largest crowd. Festival crowds brought in several times more people than the couple hundred watching the band's mid-day performance. It doesn't matter how many people watch this group; Headcrusher played hard and aggressive. Fans of Gothenburg-style metal such as Dimension Zero, Dark Tranquility and Carnal Forge take note of Headcrusher. More...
Smile Empty Soul has announced an upcoming West Coast tour, "The Civil Unrest Tour," with headliner Wayne Static. Otep, Dope, and Thira will round out the bill for the tour beginning May 8th in Fresno, California. A full list of confirmed "The Civil Unrest Tour" dates can be seen below.
"We're excited to be touring with this great group of bands that have been doing this at a high level for so long," said Smile Empty Soul guitarist/vocalist, Sean Danielsen. "It's a real quality lineup."
Smile Empty Soul is touring in support of its sixth studio album, "Chemicals," which was released in October. Catch the band live: More...
After a series of on-again, off-again reunions and breakups over the last several years, it appears Static-X is now officially dead. Wayne Static posted the following message online at the Static-X Facebook profile:
"Heads Up Y'all, with the Static X name dissolved, this page as well as the website may be going down soon.
"Be sure to like my personal page so that we can keep in touch and just to clarify, yes, I will be playing Static X songs on our Wisconsin Death Tour next year! I will post the new website info soon from my Facebook page."
Wayne Static has been touring as a solo act with a backing band after releasing the "Pighammer" album, and also recently appeared in the video game "Eternal Descent: Heavy Metal Heroes."
Castro Valley, CA's Defiler, which recently re-issued the debut album "Pangaea" through Stillborn Records, will be hitting the road this February in support of Wayne Static and Polkadot Cadaver, hitting a myriad of cities never before played by the band.
Defiler will join the tour on February 6th in Atlanta, GA and will be making its way up the East Coast and back towards home, finishing up in Reno, NV. The band will be performing a number of new songs while on the road. Defiler also recently inked a record deal with a new label home, with more details to be announced soon.
Tour dates are as follows:
Feb 6 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Feb 7 Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligan's Music Hall
Feb 8 Towson, MD @ Recher Theater
Feb 9 Hampton, NH @ Wally's
Feb 10 Worcester, MA @ Tammany Hall
Feb 11 Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
Feb 13 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
Feb 14 Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
Feb 15 Covington, KY @ Bangarang's
Feb 16 Joliet, IL @ Mojoe's
Feb 17 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
Feb 18 Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
Feb 19 Mankata, MN @ Buster's
Feb 21 Missoula, MT @ Monk's
Feb 22 Idaho Falls, ID @ Shiloh Convention Center
Feb 23 Reno, NV @ Cargo
Wayne Static is delivering an early holiday present to his fans in the western U.S. with a handful of live shows that begin December 14th in Las Vegas, Nevada and includes a performance at Denver's premiere rock station KBPI-FM's Mistletoe Jam on December 16th. The dates are in support of his recently released debut solo album, "Pighammer."
Static will be performing songs from the new album along with fan favorite Static-X songs on this run of dates, which will be followed in early 2012 with a North American tour to be announced shortly.
12/14 Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS
12/15 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex/Vertigo
12/16 Denver, CO @ The Fillmore Auditorium/KBPI Mistletoe Jam
12/17 Gallup, NM @ Slopshot Billiards
12/18 Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
Wayne Static is currently sharing with fans his entire new release "Pighammer" by streaming the album online via Facebook. Head over to the Wayne Static Facebook profile at this location to check out "Pighammer."
The new album is due out October 4th, 2011 and has the following track listing:
2. Around the Turn
3. Assassins of Youth
4. Thunder Invader
5. Static Killer
7. Get it Together
8. Chrome Nation
11. The Creatures Are Everywhere
12. Behind the Sky
Static X frontman Wayne Static has teamed up with Noisecreep to debut the music video for his new solo single "Assassins Of Youth." The clip is available for viewing below while his new solo album "Pighammer" is currently set for an October 4th release date through Dirthouse Records.
Static-X frontman Wayne Static, who previously announced that he will be releasing a new solo album, titled "Pighammer," has posted the first single from this album. The song is titled "Assassins Of Youth" and can be heard below. "Pighammer" is due out on October 4, 2011 through Dirthouse Records.