Dates DEFTONES Announce March 2013 North American Tour

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…and here is tour announcement #3. Deftones are heading back out on the road next March. The band announced new routing today. Tickets go on sale this Friday, December 21st. No openers have been announced yet, but I’ve heard some rumors, and they are pretty big rumors, of an interesting opener for the band, that will surely turn some heads. For now, we have dates:

3/4 Rochester, NY Main Street Armory
3/5 Boston, MA House of Blues
3/6 Huntington, NY Paramount Theatre
3/9 New York, NY Terminal 5
3/10 Montclair, NJ Wellmont Theatre
3/12 Stroudsburg, PA The Sherman Theatre
3/13 Norfolk, VA The Norva
3/15 Charlotte, NC Fillmore Charlotte
3/16 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
3/17 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle
3/19 Miami, FLFillmore Miami Beach
3/21 St. Petersburg, FL Jannus Live!
3/22 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live
3/23 Mobile, AL Soul Kitchen
3/25 Baton Rouge, LA The Varsity Theatre
3/26 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Amphitheater
3/27 Pharr, TX Pharr Entertainment Center
3/29 Austin, TX ACL Live at the Moody Theater
3/30 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center

Is TOOL Almost Done Recording Their New Album?

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We last heard rumbles of a new TOOL album this past Spring, when Danny Carey announced the band would be heading into the studio this past summer.

That means the band should pretty far along in the process by now, right?

Maybe! A new post by the webmaster of their official site gives us some hope. The band seems to be pretty far along, instrumentally with new music.

Something that might be encouraging to some Tool enthusiasts is that while riding with Danny to Chili John’s yesterday, I heard a lot of new Tool music (sans Maynard). This was the most new material that I’ve heard so far, although a few of the riffs and arrangements were familiar. So, what did I think? Dare I say that it sounded like… Tool (some of it reminiscent to earlier Tool stuff, with other parts pushing the envelope), and I assume that it will sound even more like Tool once the vocal melodies, etc. have been added. To answer your next question, I cannot say how far along in the writing process the band is. If I had to GUESS, I would say more than half way (and keep in mind that in the past, at least, the writing went faster once the first few [more complex] songs were finished).

As Metal Insider points out, the band has been announced for Ozzfest Japan in May, so could they be anticipating having a new album out by then? May is only five months away, and with the way labels work, that means the band would have to be done with the album by March for it to have enough time to be released.

As I Lay Dying Mulai Rekam Album Baru

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Foto: Facebook Page As I Lay Dying

Grup metalcore asal Sandiego, Amerika Serikat, As I Lay Dying dikabarkan saat ini tengah merekam album penuh keenam mereka yang diperkirakan akan selesai pada akhir tahun 2012 ini. Melalui akun twitter resmi mereka, @asilaydyingband, mereka berkicau bahwa tengah memulai hari pertama untuk sesi rekaman drum pada Sabtu (5/5) waktu setempat.

Bill Stenvenson ditunjuk sebagai produser untuk album tersebut. Sebelumnya ia dikenal sebagai produser untuk band-band punk rock seperti Black Flag, Nofx, Anti Flag dan Rise Against.

Band metal yang dikenal religius ini beranggotakan Tim Lambesis (vokal), Jordan Mancino (drum), Nick Hipa (gitar), Phil Sgrosso (gitar) dan Josh Gilbert (bass). Album terakhir mereka The Powerless Rise (2011) masuk tangga album Billboard 200 di posisi 10.  Pada akhir tahun 2011 lalu, mereka juga merilis sebuah kompilasi album bertajuk Decas yang dirilis berkenaan dengan satu dekadenya As I Lay Dying berkecimpung di skena musik metal. Album tersebut memuat satu lagu dari mulai album Frail Words Collapse,  juga berisi tiga lagu baru dan empat covers dari band seperti Slayers, Judas Priest dan Descendents.