Quick Hits: Five Finger Death Punch, Arcade Fire, Avenged Sevenfold, Slipknot's "Clown," Randy Travis, Polaris Music Prize, The Neighbourhood
July 16, 2013


Five Finger Death Punch

Five Finger Death Punch has announced the first slate of dates for The Wrong Side Of Heaven headline tour. The excursion kicks off on September 15 at the Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, and will run for more than 30 dates. Escape The Fate and Miss May I support, with Gemini Syndrome opening the show. The first Five Finger Death Punch album of two new releases, The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Volume 1, will be issued on July 30. Currently, the band is co-headlining the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival alongside Rob Zombie.

Last week, Arcade Fire tweeted that their next album will be out on October 29. For the most part, the band has been very tight-lipped about the release, although producer James Murphy has raved about it to the press. Most recently, Murphy told NME that the record is "really f**king epic. Seriously. I mean, I feel at this point like I'm too close to it to really talk it up and do it justice." Murphy added that while his part in the studio is done, that doesn't mean the whole album is finished. "For them, it's not finished until it's in stores," he said. "There's a whole complement of people in that band who could have their own bands, or are a successful solo artist. They're all so phenomenally talented and full of ideas so songs keep on coming."

The new album from Avenged Sevenfold, Hail To The King, is due on August 27 via Warner Bros. Records. The band also has revealed plans for the Hail To The King tour, which will take place this October and will be the band's first full scale American tour since 2011. The trek begins in Chicago on October 3 and will wrap up on October 26 in Las Vegas. Supporting the group on all dates will be special guests Deftones and Ghost B.C.

Slipknot's Shawn "Clown" Crahan will direct the movie version of Officer Downe, the graphic novel created by Joe Casey and artist Chris Burnham, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Officer Downe follows a Los Angeles cop who is often killed in the line of duty, but is telekinetically resurrected by his superiors and sent back onto the streets. Crahan will make his feature film directorial debut with the movie, although he has directed several Slipknot videos.

After undergoing heart surgery and suffering a stroke last week, the condition of Country legend Randy Travis has stabilized. One of his doctors issued a statement on Monday that reads: "Although Mr. Travis is still in critical condition, it has stabilized. We do not anticipate significant changes on a daily basis, but we will keep you informed as his condition improves."

Organizers of the Polaris Music Prize, the $30,000 music honor celebrating the year's best Canadian album, have released the 10 finalists for this year's prize. The artists nominated are: Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Zaki Ibrahim, Metric, METZ, Purity Ring, Colin Stetson, Tegan and Sara, A Tribe Called Red, Whitehorse, and Young Galaxy. The winner will be announced at a gala in Toronto on September 23.

The Neighbourhood has announced a new Fall headlining tour of North America, following the success of their #1 hit single at Modern Rock, "Sweater Weather." The newest leg of touring begins September 27 in Austin, TX and runs up to November 10 in West Palm Beach.




 
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Marissa Lanchak
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WFLY/Albany

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