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Alexisonfire Break Up- Gregg Allman Cancels Tour For Medical Reasons- Lemmy and Devildriver Doing Metallica- Ministry Reunion?- White Wizzard Cancel Tour- more

08/08/2011
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(The 1st Five) Alexisonfire is breaking up after ten years together. The band's final release was 2009′s Old Crows/Young Cardinals. Vocalist George Pettit announced the break up in the following statement. "There is no good way to put it so I'm just going to say it. After 10 years, Alexisonfire has decided to part ways. I'm going to try to give you the facts about this as best I can." he said. "Almost a year ago Dallas informed us that he would be leaving Alexis after we finished our Old Crows/Young Cardinals tour cycle. Trying to balance his life between touring with us and at the same time quelling the success of City and Colour was a task too difficult to continue managing. He informed us he wanted to focus his efforts on City and Colour." more

(Jambands.com) Gregg Allman's management issued this announcement: We're sorry to announce that Gregg Allman, upon his doctor's orders, is canceling his tour from August 26, 2011 through September 15, 2011. Allman had to cancel several dates at the end of his European run in June due to an upper respiratory condition. His doctor hoped that with rest, he'd get better, but unfortunately the issue has persisted. Treatment is going to involve several days of hospitalization." more

(RockAAA) Germany's Metal Hammer magazine will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Metallica's black album with a tribute album featuring a wide variety of guest artists performing songs from the record. The tribute which features Lemmy from Motorhead, DevilDriver, Sodom and Doro, among others will be available with the September 2011 edition of the magazine, scheduled to hit German newsstands on August 24. more

Ministry are reportedly reuniting to perform at the Wacken Open Air music festival this year according to this report.

(LG) Cephalic Carnage will see the official re-issue of the fan-favorite Lucid Interval album this September via Relapse Records. The Lucid Interval re-issue features expanded packaging and a previously unreleased bonus track. more

Culture Brats spoke with Steve Barron, the director of classic 80s videos "Billie Jean," "Money For Nothing," "Take On Me," and many hit music video from the decade. He spoke about all three of those videos, their impact, what is was like being a music video director when no such career existed, his movies, and what he thinks of today's music videos. Check it out here

(The 1st Five) Man Overboard will release their self titled Rise Records debut on September 27th. more

(MU) A new track from veteran rap metallers Body Count, who feature rapper and actor Ice-T in its ranks, has made its way online. The track was penned for the upcoming Gears of War 3 video game release in which Ice-T will also appear as a playable character by the name of Griffin. You can check out the song here

(LG) Converge has signed another worldwide deal with Epitaph Records, with whom they originally signed in late-2003 and have since released three albums. According to the band, they're staying with Epitaph "because they are good people." more

White Wizzard have cancelled their previously announced UK tour.They were due to play six shows next month with Jettblack, but for undisclosed reasons this is now off. more

(MU) Mychildren Mybride has announced that it will be heading overseas to Australia next month a large run of dates in that country. Support acts are to be announced at a later date more

(The 1st Five) Cold World has entered the Studio 4 in Conshohocken, PA to record their next Deathwish Inc. album. more

(MU) Gwar have revealed the dates for its upcoming North American 'Return Of The Maggot Tour.' Support on the trek is set to come from Every Time I Die, Ghoul and Warbeast. more

(LG) A Plea For Purging is currently at Michigan's Random Awesome! Recording Studio with producer/engineer Josh Schroeder (See You Next Tuesday) recording a new album. more

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