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Metal News for July 17, 2016

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5 news articles posted on this day.

Mushroomhead Bus Breaks Down On Tour

Mushroomhead's tour vehicle just broke down on the road and won't be making tonight's Des Moines show. The band comments:

"Bus broke down this morning. Radiator cracked. Awaiting a new bus to be sent out but unfortunately tonight's show just isn't gonna happen. Sorry Des Moines, Iowa. You know we love ya and we will have a make-up date in the near future."

Remaining dates on the tour (assuming functioning transportation becomes available) are as follows:

Jul 19 Diamond Ballroom Oklahoma City, OK
Jul 20 Alamo City Music Hall San Antonio, TX
Jul 21 Trees Dallas, TX
Jul 23 Corona Hell & Heaven Metal Fest Iztacalco, Mexico
Jul 26 Scout Bar Houston, TX
Aug 27 Fete Music Hall Providence, RI More...

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TMHM Posts "18oz" Video

TMHM has a new music video out now for the "18oz" single, taken off the forthcoming "Stage Names" LP.

You can catch TMHM on tour in Eastern Canada this coming August/September 2016, while "Stage Names" will be available on CD, vinyl, iTunes, and spotify beginning August 17th, 2016.

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Sunday Old School: Coal Chamber

Has there ever been a time when metal was more at war with itself than the late nineties/early 2000s? After Korn hit the big time, many bands with a similar, though not always identical sound, soon emerged and thus, nu metal came to be. A sub-genre which was largely discredited by fans of "true" metal for its unashamed hip-hop influences, style and perhaps most offensively, lack of guitar solos. Whether you're a fan of the genre or not, there's no denying that nu metal is by now, old school, thus warranting coverage in this very column. This week, we'll be taking a look at one of the earliest success stories of the era, Coal Chamber.

Coal Chamber was formed in Los Angeles, California in 1993 by singer Dez Fafara and guitarist Meegs Rascón, who had both previously been members of the group, She's In Pain. They rounded up the lineup with the additions of drummer Jon Tor, who himself was soon replaced by Mike Cox, and bass player Rayna Foss. Early in their career, the band was dealt a blow when Fafara quit at the insistence of his wife, though he soon returned to the fold, at the expense of his marriage. With the help of Fear Factory guitarist Dino Cazares, the group earned themselves a contract with Roadrunner Records, who released their self-titled debut in February 1997. More...

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Bädr Vogu Premieres Full-Album Stream

Oakland sludge outfit Bädr Vogu premieres the full-album stream of the band's new album "Narcotically Opaque", out in stores now via Bandcamp. There’s a tape version on the way, too, which the band will be selling on a Western States tour that begins next week (and online after that, if any copies are left).

Check out now "Narcotically Opaque" in its entirety below.

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Despised Icon Pre-Release Full-Album Streaming

Montreal based deathcore outfit Despised Icon premieres the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "Beast", which will be out in stores July 22 via Nuclear Blast. The stream is only set to be available for today, so plan accordingly.

Check out now "Beast" in its entirety HERE.

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