Stone Temple Pilots are denying that recording delays are behind the cancellations of their shows Down Under. It was reported last week that the band was having trouble finding a studio and a sound engineer to get them recorded and that’s why they had to cancel a few shows in Australia. Well, now the band is correcting that and actually announcing the cancellationof a few others shows. The band took to Facebook and said that unforeseen scheduling conflicts caused the cancellation of tour dates in Australia, and also some dates in the Middle East and Hawaii. They say the conflict wasn’t related to the recording of new STP material. No other specifics were given.
New tune and tease
Here’s to a new Chevelle album! A new tune was posted online this week. Fans can hear the song “Take Out the Gunman,” which has that typical Chevelle feel—fuzzy and latent rage preparing to boil over.
The band is teasing fans with an in-studio video that gives a bit of behind-the-scenes on their 7th studio album. The album titled La Gorgola is due out April 1st.
Taking to the road
Get ready for your face to be torn off when Mastodon takes the road for a tour this spring with a couple of bands from distant lands. The methodical and somewhat mystically strange metal band will be joined by Gojira and Kvelertak. There are only 13 gigs, but one of them is in Chicago at the Riviera Theater May 8th. Mastodon is currently putting together their follow up to 2011’s The Hunter. As for Norwegian natives Kvelertak and French natives Gojira, they’re still riding high on their recent releases. Tickets go on sale February 7th.
Celebrating 25 years
Speaking on foreign metal bands, Meshuggah are teasing a new release for 2014. Plus they posted some festival dates to celebrate their 25th anniversary. The Sweedish metal pioneers have put out seven full-length albums, seven EPs, a compilation disc, and a live recording during their career and now there could be several more releases this year. If you like metal and haven’t broached Meshuggah’s catalog, what the hell are you waiting for !?!
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