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Summer Slaughter 2013 Lineup Revealed

The 7th annual Summer Slaughter Tour, presented by Indie Merch Store, ESP, and Guitar World, is now officially slated to run from July 19th through August 24th.

It features such heavyweights as The Dillinger Escape Plan, Animals As Leaders, Periphery, Norma Jean, Cattle Decapitation, The Ocean, Revocation, Aeon, and two bands TBA. Stay tuned over the coming weeks for official tour dates to be announced.

One of the remaining open slots will be chosen by you, the fans, so be sure to click here to get in your vote now. The voting ends on March 31st.

Ash Avildsen, founder of Summer Slaughter, comments on this year's edition of the tour: “It's year seven and I think 2013's line-up is the most exciting and diverse yet. Slaughter has never been a one dimensional experience for fans. This year is a true testament to that as we have an amazing mix of extreme music's influential icons and leaders of the new school. Let the underground unite!"

Greg Puciato (Dillinger Escape Plan vocalist) states: “We can't wait to get back on the road! We're launching a US tour in the spring, hitting Europe for some festivals and club shows, and then hitting several more cities with Summer Slaughter all summer long. We are absolutely amped. After being holed up in the studio for such a long time giving birth to One of Us is the Killer, we are all pent up and ready to share material new and old with our supporters doing what we love to do the most. Can't wait to see and either kiss or rip off each and every one of your faces on the road with Summer Slaughter and year round, everywhere.”

Be sure to visit the tour's Facebook profile for all up-to-date news and ticketing information. More...

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The Dillinger Escape Plan Streaming New Track

The Dillinger Escape Plan is streaming the new track "Prancer" (heard below). The song appears on the band's upcoming LP "One Of Us Is the Killer," which is due out on May 14, 2013 on Sumerian Records.

Check out "Prancer" here:

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More Metal Songs Added To The Rock Band Network

Rock Band players: there's still more achievements to be earned and demon goat basses to be unlocked, and this week there's a smattering of new metal on the Rock Band Network to play along with. For those rocking on the Xbox 360, you now have access to these songs:

A Life Once Lost - “Madness is God” (80 MSP)
Ava Inferi - “Onyx” (160 MSP)
Chaotrope - “Synesthesia (2x Bass Pedal)” (80 MSP)
Deception of a Ghost - “American Terrorist (2x Bass Pedal)” (160 MSP)
Fail Emotions - “Transformation Pt. 1” (80 MSP)
I See Stars - “Filth Friends Unite” (160 MSP)
The Dillinger Escape Plan - “Widower” (160 MSP)

PS3 players will instead get two new tracks on 3/12 (North America) and 3/13 (Europe):

Dir En Grey - "Hageshisa To, Kono Mune No Naka De Karamitsuita" ($1.99)
Vegan Black Metal Chef - "Make the Sauce" ($0.99)

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Dillinger Escape Plan Announces New Tour Dates

The Dillinger Escape Plan is happy to announce the first leg (see dates below) of a worldwide tour in support of new album "One of Us Is The Killer."

The Dillinger Escape Plan will kick things off at New England Metal Fest and then begin a U.S. headlining tour of clubs and theaters with support from The Faceless and Royal Thunder, stopping to make an appearance at the Revolver Magazine Golden Gods Awards. European dates are also being lined up.

"It's been a while since we've been out doing what we do best," said guitarist Ben Weinman. "We're excited to present this album to the world."

New album "One of Us Is The Killer" is set for release May 14th in North America through the band's own Party Smasher Inc. in partnership with Sumerian Records. It will see worldwide release through Party Smasher Inc./BMG, as well as Grind House (Japan) and Remote Control (Australia).

Band friend and visual collaborator James Sharrock has put together a short teaser from the hours of road footage he's captured with the band. The video can be viewed at the band's website here. More...

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Relapse Releases "Patlapse" Compilation Online

Relapse Records has released a new online compilation in honor of Pat Egan, who recently passed away. The label comments:

"Our hearts go out to our brother Pat Egan and his family. Pat was our Director of Sales for over 10 years and passed away on Monday morning after battling pneumonia. We have created a 20 song sampler to benefit his daughter's college fund. Any and all donations are very much appreciated. RIP Pat, we love and miss you!"

The Dillinger Escape Plan also commented on the compilation:

"On Monday Pat Egan, Relapse records director of sales for the past 10 years, passed away after a struggle with Pneumonia and related complications. Pat was a champion and great friend of Dillinger for years and we are very sad to have lost him. He work very had to get our music out to all you guys and now is your chance to show your appreciation.

"Here is a link to a compilation featuring songs by us and a bunch of other bad ass Relapse artists. All proceeds from the download of this compilation will go towards a college fund for his daughter Katie, a scholar and an athlete with a bright future ahead of her. All of the bands on this compilation have waived their royalties and Relapse is passing through all proceeds from the sale of the comp directly to Pat’s wife and daughter.

"The compilation costs a minimum of $5, but you are welcome to donate more than that if you would. There is no limit on how much you can give."

The track listing is as follows: More...

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Dillinger Escape Plan Announces New Album

The Dillinger Escape Plan will release upcoming new album "One of Us is the Killer" this coming May, 2013.

"One of Us is the Killer" is set to be released by Sumerian Records (Animals As Leaders, The Faceless, Periphery) in North America through the Dillinger Escape Plan's own Party Smasher Inc. imprint. Party Smasher's partnership with BMG covers the rest of the world, including licensing deals with Grind House (Helmet, Cancer Bats, Funeral For A Friend) for Japan and Remote Control (Radiohead, Vampire Weekend, MIA) in Australia.

The new Dillinger Escape Plan album was recorded in Southern California with longtime producer Steve Evetts (Glassjaw, The Cure, Suicide Silence), with additional production at guitarist/co-founder Ben Weinman's studio. Mastering will be handled by Tom Baker (Deftones, Nine Inch Nails, Beastie Boys). The following press release was issued about the album:

"The album represents a new holistic pinnacle of the band's constantly evolving and engaging dynamics. The band will launch worldwide tours in 2013, beginning with a handful of headlining dates that have just been released.

"Dillinger's mind-bending meld of metal, rock, experimental ambience and melody first reared its head with a 6 track EP on hardcore indie Now Or Never Records, quickly followed by Under the Running Board on Relapse. The band earned a reputation as a fearless act on the live stage, committing their minds, bodies and spirits to the exhibition and visceral release of performance and often brutalizing stages, gear and themselves along the way. Calculating Infinity became the gold standard for the emerging 'math-core'/'math-metal' movement, earning a place in author Martin Popoff's "Top 500 Heavy Metal Albums of All Time." Kerrang! included the album in the '100 Best Rock Albums of All Time' and presented the band with their Spirit of Independence Award. More...

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New Metal Added To The Rock Band Network

The gaming public's love/obsession for music games has unquestionably died down in the last couple of years, and the output on the Rock Band Network has been steadily decreasing over the previous months.

For those out there who still can't wait for Friday night to take shots and badly scream into a microphone, you've got a few new tracks coming your way (although Xbox players will be disappointed to learn they actually get less new music than PS3 gamers for once). Xbox 360 fans now have access to this new track:

War of Ages - “Silent Night” (80 MSP)

PS3 players instead will get these songs on 1/29/2013 (North America) and 1/30/2013 (Europe):

The Dillinger Escape Plan - "Gold Teeth on a Bum" ($1.99)
Taproot - "No Surrender" ($1.99)
God Forbid - "Don't Tell Me What to Dream" ($1.99)

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More Bands Announced For NEM&HF 2013

The latest round of bands confirmed to storm the stage at New England Metal and Hardcore Festival XV has today been announced. The fresh additions to the brutal three-day event include Alleageon, Alpha & Omega, Born Low, MurderDeathKill and Dark Sermon, as well as Baltimore hardcore squad Trapped Under Ice and New Jersey’s renowned explosive tech metal practitioners The Dillinger Escape Plan.

A tour based around the fest has also been created by MassConcerts, something they’ve done for the past four years. Dubbed Mission Quest to Metal Fest, the trek was formed in order to help a few of the bands get to and from NEMHF this year. This year the tour unifies Expire, Alpha & Omega, Power Trip, Twitching Tongues, and Antagonist A.D. on a ten-date assault leading up to their individual performances at the festival.

Stated promoter Scott Lee on the formation of this built-in tour: “We are really proud of this year’s lineup, and to bring these bands together leading up to it. The tour includes Expire who played last year, California powerhouse Alpha & Omega, Power Trip who is an up-and-coming hardcore band from Texas, and Twitching Tongues. We're also very excited to have Antagonist A.D. from New Zealand; they are the band coming from the farthest away for the fest. Pretty happy to have them; we love putting foreign bands on the bill!” More...

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Rock Band Network Adds More Metal Tracks

It's feast or famine lately for new metal tracks on the Rock Band Network, and this week is running on the leaner side. Xbox 360 players now have these songs available:

Bluefusion – “KITTY! (ft. The Anime Cow)” (80 MSP)
The Dillinger Escape Plan – “Parasitic Twins” (160 MSP)
My Ruin – “Vultures” (80 MSP)

PS3 players will instead be able to rock out with these tracks on 1/15 (1/16 in Europe):

Serianna - "Inheritors" ($1.99)
Serianna - "Fragments" ($1.99)

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The Dillinger Escape Plan Issues New Album Update

The Dillinger Escape Plan has issued the following brief statement online about completing work on an upcoming new album:

"Only a couple weeks of recording to go and our new album will be finished. We're keeping our blistering pace of once every three years."

The band also recently commented online: "While others celebrate the holidays....we are working on this new album. When others ring in the new year....we will be working on this new album. When we release this new album....others will be working to catch up. Thanks everyone for being onboard for however long you've been onboard....the next leg of the journey is about to be underway."

Further details on the new album and follow-up to 2010's "Option Paralysis" (reviewed here) will be announced as they are made available.

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The Dillinger Escape Plan Signs With Sumerian

Sumerian Records has posted a video clip online announcing the signing of The Dillinger Escape Plan, which can be viewed below. The band also commented:

"The video below is to announce that Sumerian Records is now the official home for our label 'Party Smasher Inc.' Look for the new Dillinger Escape Plan release this spring followed by some other exciting projects and releases! Get ready. 2013 belongs to us."

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Ben Weinman Discusses New Dillinger Album

Metal Injection recently had the chance to speak with Ben Weinman, guitarist of The Dillinger Escape Plan, at Backroom Studios as part of the newest edition "The FiX." Metal Injection correspondent Frank Godla asked Ben about all his current projects and got an update on what's on Ben's schedule.

On Giraffe Tongue Orchestra, his project with Mastodon guitarist Brent Hinds and Jane's Addiction bassist Eric Avery:

"We're pretty much half done. Brent from Mastodon is going on tour in November/December. I'll be in the studio with Dillinger in November/December. Eric Avery will be finishing up touring with Garbage in December. So I think that probably January/February we're going to finish up."

On heading into the studio with The Dillinger Escape Plan:

"We're looking around April for a new release. I've been working on pre-production and demoing stuff everyday. We're going in starting November 5th to start the new record. A lot of migraines trying to figure this out."

To hear Ben's thoughts on collaborating with Wyclef Jean and more watch the latest episode of The FiX right here or in the playe rbelow. More...

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Killswitch Engage To Headline California Metalfest

Killswitch Engage will be headlining the upcoming California Metalfest. It's a special gig for the Grammy-nominated, Massachusetts metal band celebrating its 10th anniversary of 2002's "Alive or Just Breathing." To commemorate the album, KSE will play the album in its entirety, from start to finish, as well as other more recent tracks.

The sixth annual California Metalfest will be held at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, CA on Saturday, November 24th. Ash Avildsen, founder of California Metalfest had this to say: "Alive or Just Breathing is one of the most important and timeless albums for this era of heavy music. KsE's special headlining set combined with the rest of the line-up is going to make for an incredible day of metal and memories. Having all these bands in the same place on one day is really exciting both as a fan and as a festival producer."

WWE Superstar "Mankind" Mick Foley will be hosting the festival along with several other stars TBA who will be doing signings and appearances. There will also be many carnival style prize games where fans can win special, limited edition band merch and memorabilia instead of stuffed animals. More...

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Relapse Records Streaming Entire Catalog Online

Relapse Records has unleashed the label's prestigious 20+ year catalog online via Bandcamp at this location. All of the albums from the catalog can now be streamed for free.

The official Relapse page features over 122 artists including Baroness, Dying Fetus, Pig Destroyer, Red Fang, Necrophagist, Revocation, and many more, each streaming their entire Relapse catalog for free in addition to offering the albums as high quality 320k mp3 or FLAC downloads.

Additionally, the label has made available a page for Relapse alumni including Mastodon, Neurosis, Amorphis, Nile, High in Fire, The Dillinger Escape Plan, and over 20 additional artists at this location.

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Dillinger Escape Plan Frontman Hospitalized

Dillinger Escape Plan Frontman Greg Puciato was recently hospitalized over the weekend following a trip with psychedelic mushrooms. According to his personal website: More...

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New Saints Row Game Features Metal Bands

THQ Inc. and Volition, Inc. have now released "Saints Row: The Third" on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. The launch trailer has also been posted online and can be viewed here.

"There's no way to describe Saints Row: The Third other than pure, over-the-top fun," said Danny Bilson, Executive Vice President, Core Games, THQ. "In a sea of games that are doing the same thing over again, it's incredibly refreshing to take Saints Row in a completely new direction, and incredibly satisfying to see the reaction from fans so far. Today, we all embrace the crazy."

The game boasts seven in game radio stations to enjoy while flying and driving through Steelport. Metal Blade Records boasts a huge presence on The Blood, the in-game station featuring an assortment of metal tracks. The complete track listing for the station is below and includes the Metal Blade artists Amon Amarth, Between the Buried and Me, The Black Dahlia Murder, Goatwhore, Job for a Cowboy and Shai Hulud.

After the Burial "Berzerker"
Amon Amarth "Runes To My Memory"
Between the Buried and Me "Obfuscation"
The Black Dahlia Murder "Necropolis"
Black Veil Brides "Perfect Weapon"
Chemlab "Suicide Jag"
The Dillinger Escape Plan "Farewell, Mona Lisa"
Drowning Pool "Feel Like I Do"
Goatwhore "Apocalyptic Havoc"
Job for a Cowboy "Regurgitated Disinformation"
KMFDM "WW III"
Marylin Manson "arma goddamn mother****in geddon"
Mastodon "Divinations"
Miss May I "Apologies Are For The Weak"
Opeth "The Lotus Eater"
Otep "Rise, Rebel, Resist"
Shai Hulud "Misanthropy Pure"
Strapping Young Lad "Love?"
Tugboat "Slow Revolution"
You Love Her Coz She's Dead "Engine Wrecker"

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Dillinger Escape Plan Performs With Mike Patton

The Dillinger Escape Plan has posted footage online of the band performing live with Mike Patton, which can be viewed below. The band also issued the following road report:

"Wow this tour is really good. Red Fang are killing it and Mastodon is better than ever. It’s only been a week and a half and we already have had so many tour highlights. Rocking with Patton in San Fran was obviously one of them. Check out this video for a glimpse of that.

"Hanging out with our old friend Jello Biafra was stimulating as usual. We must have sat in our back lounge with our driver Tal for 2 hours at least talking about Wesley Willis. For those of you who don’t know who that is please educate yourself. Before becoming our baby sitter, Tal handled Wesley until his unfortunate death from leukemia in 2003. Jello released all his music on his label Alternative Tentacles. I have his bowling ball. The finger holes are so big I can probably fit my entire hand in one of them but it’s still an honor to possess it.

"It was also great meeting up with the Cavalera boys. We all hope to see Greg’s project with Max surface someday soon. We will surely keep you updated. More...

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Dillinger Escape Plan Performs With Mike Patton

The Dillinger Escape Plan has posted footage online of the band performing live with Mike Patton, which can be viewed below. The band also issued the following road report:

"Wow this tour is really good. Red Fang are killing it and Mastodon is better than ever. It’s only been a week and a half and we already have had so many tour highlights. Rocking with Patton in San Fran was obviously one of them. Check out this video for a glimpse of that.

"Hanging out with our old friend Jello Biafra was stimulating as usual. We must have sat in our back lounge with our driver Tal for 2 hours at least talking about Wesley Willis. For those of you who don’t know who that is please educate yourself. Before becoming our baby sitter, Tal handled Wesley until his unfortunate death from leukemia in 2003. Jello released all his music on his label Alternative Tentacles. I have his bowling ball. The finger holes are so big I can probably fit my entire hand in one of them but it’s still an honor to possess it.

"It was also great meeting up with the Cavalera boys. We all hope to see Greg’s project with Max surface someday soon. We will surely keep you updated. More...

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More Bands Confirmed For Soundwave Festival 2012

Although it wasn't expected until December, the organizers of Australia's Soundwave Festival have made their second band announcement. Joining the 60 bands already announced are Staind, Wednesday 13, Unearth, Cathedral, Shadows Fall, Heaven Shall Burn, Your Demise, Kittie, and 14 other (mostly non-metal) bands.

Hole has pulled out of the festival after frontwoman Courtney Love refused to play before Limp Bizkit. Soundwave boss AJ Maddah said on Twitter that he was "relieved we got the moody old cow off the bill. [There’s] no point talking her back, only for her to cancel later, or turn up & act like a rotten twat to other artists, fans, etc."

A third announcement in early December will add another five bands to the lineup, and Danzig is one of the confirmed possibilities. More...

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Soundwave 2012 Lineup Announced

Organizers of the Australian Soundwave Festival have made the first official lineup announcement. Joining the reformed Coal Chamber as previously reported will be headline acts System Of A Down, Slipknot, Limp Bizkit, Marilyn Manson, Machine Head, Lamb Of God and Trivium as well as 53 other bands.

Bands of particular interest to metal fans include Devin Townsend Project, Dillinger Escape Plan, Black Label Society, Mastodon, Steel Panther, Meshuggah, Hatebreed, Biohazard, Dragonforce, Gojira, Kvelertak, Hellyeah, Chimaira, Watain, and Turisas.

A second announcement for the series of one day festivals is reportedly coming in December, with 88 bands expected to be included in the final billing. More...

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