White Noise: News on Tool, In This Moment, Judas Priest, Grind Inc. and More
+ In This Moment will be spending the entire summer on Kevin Lyman's Warped Tour, and to celebrate, the band is re-releasing its 2008 LP 'The Dream' with some extra goodies. 'The Dream (Ultra-Violet Edition)' lands in stores June 30, and will feature the band's cover of Blondie's "Call Me." The effort will also boast a bonus disc, featuring "Dying Star" and "Sailing Away," two unreleased studio tracks from "The Dream" recording sessions, as well as a radio edit of "Forever" and an instrumental of "Call Me."
According to guitarist Chris Howorth, the band is "excited" about the "revamped version of 'The Dream' with all-new artwork, unreleased songs that we can't wait for everyone to hear along with some crazy video footage that we have been compiling over the past year. 'Dying Star' and 'Sailing Away' are two songs that the whole band wanted to be on the original release and we refuse to call them 'B-sides' because they aren't. We are really happy now that they are finally at home with all the other songs on 'The Dream.'"
+ Corpus Christi, The Irish Front, and Heal These Wounds will be teaming up next month for a quick string of dates that starts June 10 in Wichita Falls, Texas, and runs through June 26 Greensboro, North Carolina.
+ The Dillinger Escape Plan have parted ways with longtime label home Relapse Records. In a statement, the band says Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor has inspired them to try different things, "now that we have 100% control of the business side of things." The boys will start tracking their next album in late July. Noisecreep can't wait.
+ Judas Priest talked with Billboard.com, and says they've chosen 10 songs not previously released in live album form for their next concert set - "A Touch of Evil: Live." The album hits stores July 14. The songs the band's selected for the effort include "Painkiller," "Dissident Aggressor," "Riding on the Wind," "Between the Hammer & the Anvil," and "Eat Me Alive." "I love those songs," frontman Rob Halford says. "All of those songs just crush. Because they've never been recorded live in this way, it's just something fresh to put out. And when you listen to it and think this band has been around for three decades, with a combined age of 250-something years... I mean, how cool is that?"
+ German death metal outfit Grind Inc. have parted ways with second vocalist Thomas Strater "due to musical differences and circumstances of life. It was a long-[time-coming] decision and we want to thank Thomas for the last years of musical partnership." The band intends on carrying on as a four-piece, and are working on material for an album they hope to have released before year's end.
+ Tool have announced a bunch of new summer tour dates. They'll be in Denver on July 18; Salt Lake City on July 19; Phoenix on July 21; Rio Rancho, New Mexico, on July 22; San Antonio on July 24; Atlanta on July 27; Charlotte, North Carolina, on July 29; and Fairfax, Virginia, on July 30.
+ Between The Buried And Me will start recording their next album on Monday with producer Jamie King. The disc will be ready in time for release later this year.
+ One of the most highly-underrated bands in metal, Annotations Of An Autopsy, has finished writing material their Nuclear Blast Records debut. Called 'II: The Reign Of Darkness,' the band plans to record the effort this summer. "We are very excited to get this album out to you," the band says in a statement. "We feel we've created something very special and unique and one of the best death metal CDs to come out in a long time. Call it arrogance, call it confidence, call it what you want, but when you hear it, you'll see our statements are backboned."
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