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Between The Buried And Me Announce Co-Headlining Tour With August Burns Red; Good Tiger And The Faceless Supporting

Between the Buried and Me is proud to announce a co-headlining tour with friends August Burns Red ! After extensively touring for Coma Ecliptic [ review ] in 2015, the ride isn’t slowing down in 2016 as the North Carolina band will embark on a fourth North American leg in support of their most recent release. As support, we have the tumultuous The Faceless —who recently solidified a lineup Brandon Giffin on bass, Derek “Demon Carcass” Rydquist on vocals, and Justin McKinney on guitar to support Michael Keene—and the very strong-out-of-the-gate favorites Good Tiger ! If you’re not familiar with Good Tiger, make sure to check out our review of their debut, A Head Full of Moonlight , because it’s excellent and you should really be jamming it. Tour dates below! Between The Buried And Me | August Burns Red co-headline tour dates w/ The Faceless & Good Tiger Mar. 4 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom Mar. 5 – Richmond, VA @ The National Mar. 7 – Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Mar. 8 – Tampa, FL @ Jannus Landing Mar. 9 – Birmingham, AL @ Iron City Mar. 10 – Mobile, AL @ Soul Kitchen Mar. 11 – Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Theater Mar. 12 – St Louis, MO @ Pageant Mar. 14 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall Mar. 15 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Complex Mar. 16 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl Mar. 17 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Mar. 18 – San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues Mar. 19 – San Bernardino, CA @ Self Help Festival | NOS Event Center Mar. 21 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Mar. 22 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades Mar. 23 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Mar. 24 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo Mar. 25 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Mar. 26 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Mar. 28 – Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall Mar. 29 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Mar. 30 – Saskatoon, SK @ O’Brians Event Centre Apr. 1 – Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Apr. 2 – Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre Apr. 3 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s Apr. 5 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s Apr. 6 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom Apr. 7 – Peoria, IL @ Limelight Eventplex Apr. 8 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave Apr. 9 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE Apr. 10 – Guelph, ON @ Guelph Concert Theatre Apr. 12 – Quebec City, QC @ Imperial Apr. 13 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre Apr. 14 – Providence, RI @ Lupos Apr. 15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Fillmore Apr. 16 – Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall Apr. 17 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall Between The Buried And Me tour dates May 6 – Concord, NC @ Carolina Rebellion May 22 – Columbus, OH @ Rock on the Range See you on the road!

Three Days Grace Add More 2013 Tour Dates With New Singer Matt Walst

Facebook: Three Days Grace Three Days Grace will extend their touring with newly installed singer Matt Walst beyond their two legs of shows with Shinedown . The band has just tacked on 11 new gigs that will take place during the months of April and May. P.O.D. , who have been out on the road with Three Days Grace and Shinedown, will share the stage with Three Days Grace during their May 7 stop in Corpus Christi, but their participation in the remainder of the tour has not been confirmed. The new trek launches April 17 in Portland, Maine, and runs through a May 17 finale in Youngstown, Ohio. Three Days Grace have employed My Darkest Days frontman Matt Walst as their singer since the beginning of the year, revealing in January that longtime vocalist Adam Gontier had split from the group . Walst, the brother of Three Days Grace bassist Brad Walst, intends on balancing both of his groups for the time being. Three Days Grace have expressed their desire to continue their career even though Gontier is no longer with the band and plan to address their future once touring is complete. Check out videos of Matt Walst performing with Three Days Grace on tour below. Tickets for the new trek go on sale Feb. 22 and links will be posted soon. Three Days Grace Spring 2013 North American Tour: 4/17 — Portland, Maine — State Theatre 4/19 — Stroudsburg, Pa. — Sherman Theatre 4/21 — Atlantic City, N.J. — House of Blues 4/23 — Huntington, N.Y. — The Paramount 4/28 — Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. — Revolution 5/1 — Atlanta, Ga. — The Masquerade 5/7 — Corpus Christi, Texas — Concrete Street Amphitheater 5/10 — Dallas, Texas — The Palladium Ballroom 5/14 — Libertyville, Ill. — Austin’s Fuel Room 5/15 — South Bend, Ind. — Club Fever 5/17 — Youngstown, Ohio — Wedgewood Entertainment Center Watch Matt Walst and Three Days Grace Perform ‘Riot’ in Moline, Ill. Watch Matt Walst and Three Days Grace Perform ‘Animal I Have Become’ in Moline, Ill. [button href=”http://loudwire.com/former-three-days-grace-frontman-adam-gontier-working-on-solo-album-wishes-band-all-the-best/” title=”Next: Adam Gontier Wishes Three Days Grace Members ‘All the Best'” align=”center”]

Hollywood Undead + Falling in Reverse Team for Spring 2013 North American Trek

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire (2) Hollywood Undead are racking up the miles this spring, just tacking on another leg of dates that will take them through the end of May. For those keeping track, this will be their third leg of North American dates in support of the ‘ Notes From the Underground ‘ album. For the new shows, which begin April 17 in Pharr, Texas, the band will be joined by Falling in Reverse . This latest leg concludes May 25 in Louisville, Ky. Hollywood Undead also recently announced a March run that kicks off in Reno, Nev., on March 4 and concludes in Providence, R.I., on March 27. On that tour, support will be split with Dance Gavin Dance opening the first four dates of the tour and Abandon All Ships appearing on a majority of the remainder of the run. Hollywood Undead’s first tour in support of the album came in January, right after the disc was released, and fans sold out every date on the Underground trek. Falling in Reverse, meanwhile, are still touring strong behind their 2011 debut, ‘The Drug in Me Is You.’ Hollywood Undead Tour With Dance Gavin Dance + Abandon All Ships 3/4 — Reno, Nev. – Knitting Factory Concert House* 3/6 — Boise, Idaho — Knitting Factory Concert House* 3/7 — Spokane, Wash. — Knitting Factory Concert House* 3/8 — Portland, Ore. — Roseland Theater* 3/9 — Vancouver, British Columbia — Rickshaw Theater** 3/11 — Calgary, Alberta — MacEwan Hall Ballroom** 3/12 — Edmonton, Alberta — Starlite Room** 3/13 — Saskatoon, Saskatchewan — Odeon Events Centre** 3/15 — Winnipeg, Manitoba — Garrick Event Center** 3/16 — Fargo, N.D. — The Venue @ The Hub 3/19 — London, Ontario — London Concert Theatre** 3/20 — Toronto, Ontario — The Phoenix Concert Theatre** 3/21 — Guelph, Ontario – Guelph Concert Theatre** 3/23 — Jonquiere, Quebec – Theatre Palace Arvida** 3/24 — Quebec City, Quebec- Imperial de Quebec** 3/25 — Laval, – Marcellin-Champagnat** 3/27 — Providence, R.I. — Fete (Ballroom) * w/ Dance Gavin Dance?** w/ Abandon All Ships Hollywood Undead Tour With Falling in Reverse 4/17 — Pharr, Texas — Pharr Event Center 4/19 — San Antonio, Texas — Backstage Live 4/21 — Lubbock, Texas — Lonestar Ampitheatre 4/23 — Austin, Texas — Emo’s East 4/24 — El Paso, Texas — Tricky Falls 4/25 — Albuquerque, N.M. — Sunshine Theatre 5/1 — Panama City Beach, Fla. — Club La Vela 5/3 — Chattanooga, Tenn. — Track 29 5/4 — Nashville, Tenn. — Marathon Music Works 5/9 — Madison, Wis. — Orpheum Theatre 5/10 — Sioux Falls, S.D. — Sioux Falls Expo Center 5/14 — La Crosse, Wis. — South Hall @ La Crosse Center 5/15 — Grand Rapids, Mich. — The Orbit Room 5/18 — Ft. Wayne, Ind. — Pierre’s 5/19 — Lancaster, Pa. — Chameleon Club 5/21 — Clifton Park, N.Y. — Upstate Concert Hall 5/22 — Stroudsburg, Pa. — Sherman Theatre 5/24 — Rochester, N.Y. — Main Street Armory 5/25 — Louisville, Ky. — Expo 5 [button href=”http://loudwire.com/hollywood-undead-johnny-3-tears-we-are-inspired-by-americas-youth/” title=”Next: Hollywood Undead’s ‘We Are’ Inspired by America’s Youth” align=”center”]

Cannibal Corpse, Napalm Death, Immolation + More to Embark on 2013 Decibel Magazine Tour

Decibel Magazine Crushing! Absolutely crushing! Decibel Magazine brought an incredibly evil tour headlined by Behemoth last year and a massive celebration for their 100th issue with Converge and Pig Destroyer this past weekend, but the publication has outdone itself once again with a 2013 tour featuring Cannibal Corpse , Napalm Death and many more. If your skull just happens to be in one piece and you’d like to change that in the near future, we highly recommend these upcoming North American dates. Beginning on May 10 in Houston, Texas, Cannibal Corpse will headline the 2013 Decibel Magazine Tour along with support from legendary grinders Napalm Death and death metal maniacs Immolation along with Beyond Creation, Cretin and Magrudergrind. These acts are all truly awesome, and are certain to keep North American crowds energized and entertained at each stop. Cannibal Corpse remains as one of death metal’s most legendary acts, having released their 2012 full-length, ‘Torture,’ to acclaim from both audiences and critics. “We’re psyched to be headlining this year’s Decibel Magazine Tour along with Immolation and Napalm Death,” remarks Cannibal Corpse bassist Alex Webster in a press release. “This is a lineup of bands that have been a consistent part of the death/grind scene for decades, and we’re proud to be a part of it. It will be a legendary night for extreme music.” Napalm Death also experienced a career-defining year in 2012, releasing the masterful ‘Utilitarian,’ which landed at No. 2 on our Top 10 Metal Albums of 2012 list. Check out the full list of tour dates below! 2013 Decibel Magazine Tour Dates: 5/10 – Houston, Texas @ Fitzgerald’s 5/11 – Dallas, Texas @ Trees 5/12 – San Antonio, Texas @ Backstage Live 5/14 – Tucson, Ariz. @ The Rock 5/15 – Ramona, Calif. @ Ramona Mainstage 5/16 – Santa Ana, Calif. @ The Observatory 5/17 – Oakland, Calif. @ Oakland Metro 5/18 – Portland, Ore. @ Wonder Ballroom 5/19 – Seattle, Wash. @ El Corazon 5/21 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Commodore Ballroom 5/22 – Calgary, Alberta @ MacEwan Ballroom 5/23 – Edmonton, Alberta @ Starlight Room 5/24 – Regina, Saskatchewan @ Riddell Centre 5/25 – Winnipeg, Manitoba @ The Garrick 5/26 – St. Paul, Minn. @ Mill City Nights 5/28 – Chicago, Ill. @ Bottom Lounge 5/29 – Detroit, Mich. @ Harpos 5/30 – Buffalo, N.Y. @ Town Ballroom 5/31 – Toronto, Ontario @ The Phoenix 6/01 – Montreal, Quebec @ Club Soda 6/02 – Boston, Mass. @ Royale 6/04 – New Haven, Conn. @ Toad’s Place 6/05 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Music Hall of Williamsburg 6/06 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Union Transfer 6/07 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Peabodys 6/09 – St. Louis, Mo. @ Pops 6/11 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Masquerade 6/12 – Orlando, Fla. @ Beacham [button href=”http://loudwire.com/new-england-metal-hardcore-festival-2013-must-see-metal-concerts/” title=”Check Out the Must-See Metal Concerts of 2013″ align=”center”]

Sister Sin Unleash Video for ‘Hearts of Cold’

Swedish metal band Sister Sin recently revealed their new high octane video for ‘Hearts of Cold,’ the second single from their October 2012 release ‘Now and Forever.’ Directed by Eric Richter, the video plays out a story similar to the true crime that inspired the song, revolving around the gruesome tale of Juha Veikko Valjakkala and Marita Routalammi. Valjakkala and Routalammi are the Finnish couple who allegedly entered Sweden and killed a family of three after a fight over a bike. The two ruthless outlaws would go on to reportedly inspire the 1994 film ‘Natural Born Killers.’ In the exclusive clip seen below, frontwoman Liv Jagrell talks about the meaning behind the video, calling the crime one that truly impacted the band’s home country of Sweden. “For us in Sweden, we don’t have these kind of things so often,” recalls Jagrell. “Sweden was very frozen by this.” Jagrell went on to say that after being incarcerated, Valjakkala’s evil continued, explaining, “This guy, they put him in prison and I think he escaped like five times.” The video puts a new spin on the song and Jagrell gets to put her acting skills to the test throughout the video, playing the female role in the infamous duo, check it out above. Jagrell and Sister Sin are gearing up for a North American tour run that kicks off in February with some dates with Doro before initiating their own headlining run. Check out the dates below. Watch the Exclusive Behind the Meaning of Sister Sin’s ‘Hearts of Cold’ Video [button href=”http://loudwire.com/sister-sin-now-and-forever-album-review/” title=”Sister Sin, ‘Now and Forever’ – Album Review” align=”center”] Sister Sin Tour Dates: With Doro: 2/1- Tampa, Fla. – Brass Mug 2/2- Atlanta, Ga. – The Masquerade 2/3- West Springfield, Va. – Empire 2/4- New York, N.Y. – BB Kings 2/5- Baltimore, Md. – Soundstage 2/7- Toronto, Ontario –  Mod Club 2/8- Rochester, N.Y. – Montage Music Hall 2/9- Columbus, Ohio – Ace Of Cups 2/10- Cleveland, Ohio – Peabody’s 2/12-Westland, Minn. – Token Lounge 2/13- Joliet, Ill. – Mojoes 2/14- St. Paul, Minn. – Station 4 2/15- Waterloo, Iowa – Spicoli’s Grill and the Reverb 2/17- Englewood, Colo. – Moe’s 2/19- Seattle, Wash. – El Corazon 2/20- Portland, Ore. –  Hawthorne Theatre 2/21- San Francisco, Calif. -Thee Parkside 2/22- West Hollywood, Calif. – House Of Blues 2/23- Tempe, Ariz. – Rocky Point Cantina Headlining Tour Dates: 2/24-Las Vegas, Nev. – LVCS 2/26- Austin, Texas – Dirty Dog Bar 2/27- Fort Worth, Texas – Tomcats West 2/28- Oklahoma City, Okla. – The Chameleon Room 3/1- St. Louis, Mo. – Fubar 3/2- Little Rock, Ark. – Downtown Music Hall 3/3- Atlanta, Ga. – The Masquerade 3/5- Spartanburg, S.C. – Ground Zero 3/7- Baltimore, Md. – Paparizza 3/8- Pittsburgh, Pa. – Smiling Moose 3/9- Trenton, N.J. – Championships

Anthrax Tap Shadows Fall Guitarist Jon Donais to Fill Vacant Band Slot on Upcoming Tour

ESP Guitars / Megaforce Anthrax have not named a full-time replacement yet for exiting guitarist Rob Caggiano , but they will at least be covered for their upcoming tours. The band revealed that Shadows Fall guitarist Jon Donais will sit in with the band for their upcoming Fly Festival dates in India, the Soundwave Festival shows in a Australia and the group’s headlining slot on the  Metal Alliance trek in North America. Caggiano recently surprised fans by announcing his departure from Anthrax, stating he’d like to concentrate on producing and other studio work. With so many gigs on their 2013 itinerary, Anthrax acted swiftly to add Donais to their touring lineup “Jon is a bro and he’s a total f—ing ripper,” says Anthrax guitarist  Scott Ian of Donais. “I’ve worked with him twice on side projects and he tears it up. I’m excited to have him on my right burning up the stage with Anthrax. ’13′s gonna be a good year.” Donais expresses his excitement at the opportunity, adding, “I grew up on Anthrax. They’re the thrash scene, they’re one of the Big Four. I’d be crazy to not want to play with them. Initially, Rob called and told me he was leaving the band and asked if I’d be interested in filling in. Then Scott called me and everything fell into place.” The guitarist revealed that he’s also working closely with the man he’s replacing, as he and Caggiano are using Skype to work on solos and other guitar parts. “He’s being great,” reveals Donais. “I also have to give special thanks to my band [Shadows Fall] — Brian, Matt, Jason and Ed — who have been incredibly supportive and encouraged me to do this.” Shadows Fall, meanwhile, have t our dates scheduled from Jan. 26 through April 19. No word on who will be filling in for Donais on the block of dates that conflict with his stint on Anthrax’s trek. Anthrax 2013 World Tour: India: 2/16 — Dehli, India — Fly Festival 2/17 — Bangalore, India — Fly Festival Soundwave: 2/23 — Brisbane, Australia — Soundwave Festival 2/24 — Sydney, Australia — Soundwave Festival 3/1 — Melbourne, Australia — Soundwave Festival 3/2 — Adelaide, Australia — Soundwave Festival 3/4 — Perth, Australia — Soundwave Festival Metal Alliance: 3/22 — Anaheim, Calif. — House of Blues 3/23 — Las Vegas, Nev. — House of Blues 3/24 — Tempe, Ariz. — Marquee 3/25 — San Diego, Calif. — House of Blues 3/27 — Los Angeles, Calif. — House of Blues 3/28 — San Francisco, Calif. — Regency Ballroom 3/29 — Portland, Ore. — Crystal Ballroom 3/30 — Vancouver, British Columbia — Commodore Ballroom 3/31 — Seattle, Wash. — Showbox SODO 4/2 — Denver, Colo. — Summit Music Hall 4/4 — Minneapolis, Minn. — First Avenue 4/5 — Chicago, Ill. — House of Blues 4/6 — Detroit, Mich. — Fillmore 4/7 — Cincinnati, Ohio — Bogart’s 4/9 — Dallas, Texas — House of Blues 4/10 — Houston, Texas — House of Blues 4/12 — Orlando, Fla. — House of Blues 4/13 — Charlotte, N.C. — Tremont 4/14 — Silver Spring, Md. — Fillmore 4/16 — Cleveland, Ohio — House of Blues 4/18 — Philadelphia, Pa. — Theatre of Living Arts 4/20 — New York, N.Y. — Irving Plaza [button href=”http://loudwire.com/anthrax-opeth-hatebreed-headline-2013-new-england-metal-hardcore-festival/” title=”Next: Anthrax to Headline 2013 New England Metal + Hardcore Festival” align=”center”]

Machine Head’s Robb Flynn Talks Hernia Surgery, New Live Album + 2013 Plans

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Machine Head  frontman  Robb Flynn  was the guest on Full Metal Jackie’s radio show this past weekend. Flynn spoke all about his hardships and fears with his hernia surgery as well as how going through that experience may impact future material for Machine Head. Flynn also spoke in depth about recording the band’s new live album ‘Machine F—ing Head.’ Read the full interview with Robb Flynn below: How are you feeling, sir? I’m doing alright, could be better, could be worse. You obviously had to drop off the Dethklok tour for some surgery and pretty amazing that you jumped back on so quickly. Thank you, we took nine shows off – I had an emergency, double hernia sugery. About a year ago I got a hernia and it was right before we started touring for ‘Locust’ and I went in to get it fixed and the doctor was like, “Well you’re not going to be able to sing for a couple of months,” and I was like, “Well I’m going on tour next week so that’s not going to work.” So he was like, “You know what if it’s not hurting that bad, basically it’s your intestines are poking out, you just push them all back in” and I was like “Oh, okay” [Laughs] so I did that and it didn’t really hurt that much. About three months ago I don’t know what I did but I got a second one in my nuts and basically my guts would drop into my nuts and that was a little more painful – having to push those back in, it was a little more complicated. I was touring and I just kept on touring and then we had a break and then we went back out on this thing and I figured, “Hey I’ve been on tour already with both of these things it should be fine.” I had already scheduled a surgery for January and about halfway through the tour – this whole tour has just been nuts it was like the f—ing hurricane and getting banned [by Disney] and the hernias and the bus breaking down [laughs] it’s just like Jesus Christ. The three shows leading up to Minneapolis it was pretty brutal after every show and then the day off — I couldn’t sit, I couldn’t stand and I was like “Alright guys” I pulled everybody in my room and I’m like “This is it, I’ve been doing this for a year and a half, my body’s having a mutiny on me here.” They were cool and we just shot for Portland and here I am and it’s been going good. I thought I would take it easy, I told myself when I started going back out, “Okay take it easy, you’re going to take it easy now” and I don’t know how to take it easy. I get up there and do my thing and pay the price after if I have to. Documenting the sugery as a series of video diaries is pretty revealing. Was that about creating a greater bond with fans or more for you to see yourself throughout the whole process? I mean at first it was just kind of a goof [laughs] like I want to see what I look like coming out of all this great anesthesia and all the great drugs they’ve got me on. I don’t know I guess I was a little nervous and I just wanted to film it – I don’t know it sucks, the whole thing sucks, I’m dropping off, missing a bunch of shows, a bunch of people were bummed. I just thought maybe show people what I’m going through and share this thing – lots of dudes are like “I’m f—ing invincible” even if that’s how I feel sometimes that isn’t the way life goes and it was cool to share it. People were stoked about it like, “Wow man that’s a pretty brutal thing to show” and it was pretty f—ing brutal those first couple of days. I had to have Pando, my merch guy – he was with me the whole time, lifting my legs into beg, it took me about a minute to stand and a minute to sit down or lay down. I just felt like doing it and even for my own posterity just to see this moment in my life and I guess I thought I might die or something under the anesthesia. My goddamn wife planted all these stories in my head and I was like, “Jesus Christ, stop telling me all this crap” and so I was like, “Maybe if this is the last time, f— it there it is.” It’s like this morbid thing going through my head but that’s just how my brain was thinking at the time. What part of the surgical process will most likely become lyrics or somehow influence Machine Head music? Thinking about almost dying maybe? Yeah maybe, something like that – I was going to say writing a song about a hernia would be super lame. [Laughs] I don’t know yeah, maybe the thoughts about dying. What was pretty cool when I went into the actual surgery room – my wife watches a bunch of shows like ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ and all the hospital shows, all the emergency room shows and I’m expecting it to be this f—ing totally dimly lit like, “Pass me the scalpel now! Stat.” I walk in and it’s this super brightly lit room and everyone’s like “Oh hey, how you doing?” And I’m like, “This isn’t like f—ing ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ what the f—?” [Laughs] I want to talk a little bit about the new live record ‘Maching F—ing Head’ Live. The album just came out, what do you like best about how you’ve evolved as a live band compared to what the ‘Hellalive’ album represented back in 2003? I think that the coolest thing about the live record for me, is that the ‘Hellalive’ documented up to ‘Supercharge’ where we were at in 2001/2002 and this is documenting up to where we are now –so the three records after that ‘Through the Ashes,’ ‘Blackening,’ ‘Unto the Locust.’ For me as I was going through the tracks and getting ready to mix them and we’re picking from all these different cities and countries and just listening to the fans, man The fans and the sing a longs and just chanting Machine Effin’ Head every three or four minutes and going on for a minute or so – it was amazing. When we started mixing it, we started listening to a lot of live records and a lot of live records now are like crappy studio records with a little bit of crowd here and there. There are screw ups on it, you can tell when the city changes and my voice is cracking here and there. There was a night where we were on fire and you’re going to miss a note here and there. Ultimately, as I started mixing it – I was just like the crowd needs to be louder I was telling the engineer the whole time “Dude, turn it up” and he’s like, “It’s making everything go out of phase” and I’m like “I don’t care.” We’re not the stars of this album, the fans, the head cases, those are the stars of this record. Listening to it, I got goosebumps – just listening to some of the live tracks it’s awesome. It’s amazing to walk out there and see those people lost their minds like they do. The head cases are intense. Robb, putting together the new live album for you, what was the biggest challenge when it came to differentiating between multiple recordings of the same song from an entire tour? My two criteria were if the band played it good [laughs], you know if we didn’t suck that night and sometimes you just hear something – there’s just a vibe, we’re playing with more power, if the drums are hitting harder, if there’s more spit going into the mic and the guitars are locked in tighter. Sometimes you just found a show where that happened a lot and then also how the crowd was, if the crowd was singing along, if the crowd was kind of quiet. We weren’t going to do something corny like fly in a crowd – we wanted the crowd to be the crowd from the shows. So those were the two things, a lot of times it was the band was on fire and the crowd was on fire too and it was almost like you could hear them feeding off of each other like they’re getting more pissed, we’re getting more pissed. It was just that back and forth and that was amazing to stumble upon when you finally find like “Oh s—t listen to that, that’s killer, that’s it” and you know it in a second. What can we expect after this current tour, going into 2013? You guys are done touring for the year – I hope you guys get a break. Yeah, for this year we got some stuff coming up and next year, we’re going out in March and April. It looks like we’re going to be doing some stuff in the summer, more touring. We’re going to start writing though in the beginning of the year or at the end of this year we’ll start writing. Do you think there will be a new record out next year? I don’t know if it’s going to happen next year, I’d love for it to happen next year – maybe some songs though. We might throw out maybe three or four new songs on an EP or on iTunes or do something where we just put up a song a month, maybe even just on the Internet or something. Who knows, just give fans something, I don’t necessarily think it needs to be a record that comes out. It can be new stuff that gets people talking and gets people excited and just put something out. Even for us, when we did ‘Through the Ashes of Empires,’ we put it out and it came out in Europe first and then when it came out in America six months later the label asked us, “Hey can you write another song to give people an incentive to buy it,” because if they’ve already bought the import from Europe which a lot of people had in America. It kind of lit a fire under us, we had to push, we had to put a new song together really quick. Just having that pressure in many ways made people stoked because they like the new song after something they had already heard for six months. It almost laid the foundation for the direction of ‘The Blackening’ and how it was going to go. I love the idea of doing something now and putting it out in April or May right before a summer tour and see how that inspiration takes us into the next record. I don’t know if it’s going to happen but that’s where my head’s at right now, that’s what I’d love to see happen. Full Metal Jackie will welcome Anders Friden of In Flames to her program this coming weekend. She can be heard on radio stations around the country — for a full list of stations, go to fullmetaljackieradio.com .

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