> CHIMAIRA have made the decision to drop their upcoming Eastpak Antidote tour to focus on writing. The band have posted a statement detailing what’s going on at their MySpace blog.
> It appears that DARK TRANQUILLITY will take CHIMAIRA's place on the upcoming Eastpak Antidote Tour, due to CHIMAIRA leaving the tour. SOILWORK will headline, with CALIBAN and SONIC SYNDICATE as support.
> GOATWHORE have announced that they will be on the remaining dates for the Sounds Of The Underground Tour. Correct me if I’m mistaken, but weren’t GOATWHORE already on the Sounds Of The Underground Tour?
> THE ACACIA STRAIN have been forced to drop off the Sounds Of The Underground tour due to guitarist DL being bitten by a very poisonous spider.
> DARKANE have announced that vocalist Andreas Sydow has left the band.
> WITH PASSION have broken up, but have suggested that the remaining members will soldier on under a new name.
> SUNN O))) spoke to Rock-A-Rolla magazine recently about beginning work on a new album in October.
> BOTCH will have a re-release of “We Are The Romans” come out September 11th through Hydra Head. The release will feature a second disc with the following tracklist:
01 – “To Our Friends In The Great White North” (demo)
02 – “I Wanna Be A Sex Symbol On My Own Terms” (demo)
03 – “Transitions From Persona To Object” (demo)
04 – “Mondrian Was A Liar” (demo)
05 – “Saint Matthew Returns To The Womb” (demo)
06 – “C. Thomas Howell As The Soul Man” (demo)
07 – “Man The Ramparts” (demo)
08 – “Saint Matthew Returns To The Womb” (live)
09 – “Vietmam” (live)
10 – “Transitions From Persona To Object” (live)
11 – “Hutton’s Great Heat Engine” (live)