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  • Blabbermouth reports SEVENDUST's Clint Lowery will be the featured co-songwriter on four songs on the forthcoming sophomore album from the Massachusetts-based band HALF PAST MY SIN. In addition, HALF PAST MY SIN has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help cover the cost of finishing the record and touring.  Entitled "4:44", HALF PAST MY SIN's new CD will also feature guest appearances by SHADOWS FALL drummer Jason Bittner, RA guitarist Ben Carroll and original HALF PAST MY SIN bassist Dan Zavadil. The effort "will redefine [HALF PAST MY SIN's] sound and direction in modern hard rock music," according to a press release. "With strong melodic presences and driving beats, HALF PAST MY SIN will find a place with fans of bands like SEVENDUST, DISTURBED and DROWNING POOL, to name a few."  A raw demo clip can be streamed in the YouTube clip below.  In 2008, HALF PAST MY SIN toured the United States as the support act for THE DREAMING, featuring former STABBING WESTWARD singer Chris Hall.  For more information, visit


  • Blabbermouth reports video footage of Maryland rockers CLUTCH performing the title track of their forthcoming album, "Earth Rocker", at a secret CD-listening party on October 17 at the Machine Shop in Belleville, New Jersey can be seen below.  With three months left before the release of "Earth Rocker", CLUTCH has unveiled the album's artwork and has announced the initial dates for the first leg of the North American "Earth Rocker" world tour.  The artwork was created by Nick Lakiotes, longtime CLUTCH art director, who has worked on previous efforts, including "Robot Hive/Exodus" and "Strange Cousins From The West""Earth Rocker" will be released in March 2013 via CLUTCH's own Weathermaker Music label. The CD was produced by Machine (LAMB OF GOD, FOUR YEAR STRONG, FALL OUT BOY) and is described by CLUTCH guitarist Tim Sult as "the heaviest and fastest CLUTCH album to date."  CLUTCH's North American dates kick off March 8 in Cincinnati, Ohio and are currently slated to run through March 24 in Anaheim, California. Support on the trek will come from ORANGE GOBLIN, LIONIZE and KYNG. Tickets for fan club members go on sale today via and tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, December 21. Look for more dates to be announced in the coming weeks.  CLUTCH's holiday dates kick off December 26 in Washington, D.C. and conclude with a special New Year's Eve performance in Worcester, Massachusetts at The Palladium. The show originally scheduled for December 30 at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey has been moved to Allentown, Pennsylvania at Crocodile Rock due to damage sustained from Hurricane Sandy.  Read more at Classic Rock  Check out an interview with singer Neil Fallon at Blabbermouth


  • Blabbermouth reports Florida progressive metallers MINDCAGE are putting the finishing touches on their new album, "Our Own Devices", with veteran rock and metal producer Michael Wagener (OZZY OSBOURNE, METALLICA, MEGADETH, MÖTLEY CRÜE, W.A.S.P., OVERKILL, ACCEPT) at his WireWorld Studios. The band is very excited to stay in Nashville the entire month of December and work with Michael Wagener to realize this extraordinary vision.  Set in an alternate history of a highly plausible future, MINDCAGE's new concept album warns of what may become of our society if we turn our backs on the importance of arts, music, humanities, and spirituality. It also introduces the world to Arabella Vash, a woman on a mission to awaken and enlighten a world gone wrong. Her message will shake humanity to its very core.  Comments MINDCAGE guitarist Dietrick Hardwick: "We are very excited to announce that we have chosen Julie Westlake (HYDROGYN) as the voice of Arabella Vash for 'Our Own Devices'. Julie has the power and emotion in her voice needed to convey Arabella's journey and character. She sounds amazing and has a command and range of voice that is just uncanny. It's also been a real dream come true for us to work with one of the greatest record producers of all time, the legendary Michael Wagener. We couldn't be happier!"  Adds executive producer Ben Galecki: "This has just been an extraordinary experience, seeing how everything is coming together. The band works so efficiently with Michael Wagener that they have finished recording ahead of schedule and are now entering the mix phase. Michael really knows how to decipher what the band is going for and get the absolute best from them. This is going to be epic!"


  • Blabbermouth reports German black/death metallers NEGATOR have finished recording their fourth album at Hammer Studios in Hamburg with producer Eike Freese (GAMMA RAY, CALLEJON, DARK AGE, NEOPERA) for an early 2013 release via Viva Hate Records. The follow-up to 2010's "Panzer Metal" will be mixed and mastered in January.  Says the band: "The highly anticipated fourth album will see the black of the world in spring 2013 and will — again — take no prisoners. The Panzer keeps on rolling relentlessly, even though there will be some surprises. Expect nothing but a great NEGATOR album. And it will be that very year — 2013 — when the NEGATOR will see his 10th anniversary. And after one decade of raging, extreme black metal one thing still applies: lined up to create values — made to be indispensable!"  In other news, NEGATOR has released a limited-edition seven-inch single, "The Great Atrocities", on white vinyl through EMP. The single comes with a dark-gray-logo shirt and is limited to only 200 copies worldwide.  NEGATOR vocalist Nachtgarm has been fronting Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL since June 2011.




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