THIS WEEK’S CONCERTS:
Wed. 11/20 The Orbit Room : Grand Rapids Lamb of God, Testament, Huntress & Killswitch Engage
Thurs. 11/21 Planet Rock : Battle Creek Kill Devil Hill feat. Rex Brown (Pantera) & Eyes Set To Kill
Fri. 11/22 The Deltaplex : Grand Rapids Rob Zombie & Korn
Rob Zombie will be at Barnes & Noble at Woodland Mall Friday at 4:30pm signing his book, The Lords of Salem. “Attendees must have a copy of the BOOK, The Lords of Salem, for the opportunity to meet Rob Zombie. Purchase a copy of the book at any Barnes and Noble or bn.com and retain a copy of the receipt. Maximum of 3 copies of The Lords of Salem per person. No posed photos. No personalization of books.” Per Barnes & Noble.
- Lamb of God bassist, John Campbell, was forced to leave their current North American tour and return to Virginia due to a family emergency. Fear Factory bassist, Matt DeVries, filled in for him on a handful of dates recently, but had to leave the tour, as Fear Factory was slated to kick off their tour tonight in Scottsdale, AZ. They will be rolling into Grand Rapids with Megadeth and Nonpoint on 11/26 (Orbit Room) and Detroit on 11/27 (The Fillmore). No news yet on whether John will be rejoining his band mates on tour, or if L.O.G. will have to find someone to fill in for him.
Speaking of Lamb of God… only 6 days left to check out the Making of As The Palaces Burn documentary. Check it out on Qello (it’s FREE) at: http://lamb-of-god.artist.qello.com/?feature=Artist&subid=ArtistMgmt&postback=LambofGod
- Daisy Berkowitz (a.k.a. Scott Putesky), Marilyn Manson’s former guitarist and one of the founding members of Marilyn Manson and The Spooky Kids, has been diagnosed with stage four colon cancer. He was diagnosed in August and is currently undergoing chemotherapy. A benefit was held Saturday, Nov. 16th in Miami, FL to help raise funds for his treatment.
- Mastodon will be releasing another beer, named after their song “Black Tongue”, a double black IPA collaboration with Signature Brew. In addition to working on a new album, Mastodon have a digital live release titled “Mastodon Live At Brixton” available December 10th. You can pre-order Black Tongue before its ship date of December 3rd by going to Blacktonguebeer.com for details.
- GWAR has released a gwartoon, available on Funny or Die. The plot is described as “Lead singer Oderus Urungus loses his murderous-mojo, prompting the rest of the band to embark on an Antarctic quest for the cure.” And it features “Weird Al” Yankovic! Go to: http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/d1eb60c5f7/the-animated-tales-of-gwar to check out the full video.
- Threat Signal posted Sunday that guitarist Travis Montgomery is recovering from a serious medical issue, similar to a heart attack. No news yet on his recovery.
- Reunited and it feels so good… FLAW is returning with their original line up a decade after splitting. They are writing new songs and headlining Gobblestock in Louisville, KY on Nov.28th.
* Ghost B.C. “If You Have Ghost” http://consequenceofsound.net/2013/11/stream-ghost-b-c-s-dave-grohl-produced-ep-if-you-have-ghost/
* After The Burial “Of Fearful Men” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2bzOg-xd6M
* Bullet For My Valentine “Raising Hell” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tx8JUkEWamg
IN THE STUDIO:
Bison * Corrosion of Conformity * Shai Hulud * Chevelle