Suicide Silence Create Memorial Fund in Memory of Singer

Suicide Silence has set up a memorial fund in vocalist Mitch Lucker’s memory. The money will go to Lucker’s daughter, Kenadee, for an education fund. Suicide Silence stated, “We thank you for your continued love & support through this devastating time.”

Those who donate $20 (or more) will receive a commemorative T-shirt.
People who donate at least $5 will get their name on a tribute page on the band’s website in the near future. Please go here to donate.

Disney Forces Another Machine Head Cancellation

From Machine Head’s official website:

“For the third time in a row, the corporate powers behind Walt Disney Properties have pressured promoter Live Nation into canceling Machine Head’s performance at a House of Blues venue on Disney property, this time the December 4 show in Orlando, Florida.

“While no one is willing to provide evidence that would prove unfavorable to Disney, sources close to events have suggested Machine Head remains on a ‘banned list,’ and while Dethklok, All That Remains and Black Dahlia Murder will still be allowed to play, the corporate powers at Disney have refused to allow Machine Head to perform.

“In 2007, Walt Disney Properties banned Machine Head from the House Of Blues venues in Anaheim and Orlando, citing ‘violent imagery,’ ‘inflammatory lyrics’ and most appallingly ‘undesirable fans’ as the reason. The diversity-impaired corporation began pressuring the promoter with vague threats of liability and reduced job security before placing Machine Head under an internal ‘review process.’ Five days later, Walt Disney Properties would convey their alarming decision to the band, less than 48 hours before the first date of 2007′s anti-war, anti-religion, anti-conservative-themed The Blackening album headline run at the House Of Blues in Anaheim, California.

“Machine Head wish to once again extend their gratitude to Live Nation and the House Of Blues for their poise and tolerance throughout these ridiculous developments, unbelievably transpiring here in these United States Of America in this year 2012.

“As they are not on Disney property and therefore not subject to the corporation’s alleged coercionary tactics, the current dates with Dethklok, All That Remains and The Black Dahlia Murder at the Dallas and Houston House Of Blues will go on as scheduled. Unfortunately, Machine Head’s Florida performance will not be rescheduled in an effort to avoid creating any conflict with the existing dates on the tour. All refund requests will be honored.”

Thank Higher Powers that Disney can’t touch Stage AE in Pittsburgh on Thursday! Now about that Star Wars…

ANGELSPIT’S WALL STREET MASSACRE WITH SPECIAL GUESTS CYANOTIC + MYPARASITES

Angelspit are an electro punk act hailing from Sydney, Australia, known for vicious distortion, biting lyrics and harsh drums. Angelspit have churned out eight releases over the past seven years and have shared the stage with acts such as KMFDM, Skinny Puppy, Frontline Assembly, Sisters of Mercy and Nitzer Ebb. The band’s music and performance have been critically acclaimed worldwide.

The Angelspit lineup consists of Zoog and Destroyx, Valerie Gentile on guitar, Matt James on drums and The Liar on videography.

Angelspit have played many major European festivals (Mera Luna, Summer Darkness, Wave Gothic Treffin and more), toured North America, Europe and UK twice and Australia 3 times. They have shared the stage with KMFDM, Skinny Puppy, Frontline Assembly, Front 242, Sisters of Mercy,Nitzer Ebb, Lords Of Acid, Architect, Legendry Pink Dots, Mortiis and many others.

Ministry, KMDFM and many other bands have requested Angelspit remixes. In viral form, they reduce bandwidth to ash with a massive amount of web content including instructional “blipvert” videos, blogs, tutorials, downloadable stencils, forums and constant online interaction with their fans.

Angelspit’s nine releases have been praised and slandered – including Best Release of 2009 from ReGen magazine, best AND worse new band simultaneously from the same magazine (Italy’s Ritual Magazine 2007 Reader’s Poll), hailed as genius and critised as an annoying fashion statement.
They have declared war on all things that hold back creativity and freedom of expression. Based in New York City and Berlin Germany, Angelspit continue to corrupt audiences with their perfectly kerned mayhem.

Angelspit is coming to the 31st ST PUB in PITTSBURGH on NOVEMBER 7 (hosted by the legendary JIM SEMONIK) as part of ANGELSPIT’S “WALL STREET MASSACRE” USA/CAN 2012 TOUR
ANGELSPIT + CYANOTIC + MYPARASITES are taking on the United States, and they’re coming at you fast!

November 7, 9pm, 21+