ANIMALS AS LEADERS Launch Third Studio Video

“Weightless”, due out on Nov. 8 in North America (Nov. 4 and 7 in Europe and the UK, respectively) via Prosthetic Records.

ANIMALS AS LEADERS on tour:
10/27 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore*
10/28 Silver Springs, MD – The Fillmore Silver Springs*
10/30 Boston, MA – House Of Blues^
11/1 Richmond, VA – Kingdom
11/2 Myrtle Beach, SC – House Of Blues*
11/3 Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor*
11/4 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution*
11/5 Orlando, FL – The Beacham*
11/6 Birmingham, AL – Zydeco*
11/8 Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room*
11/9 Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues*
11/10 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall*
11/11 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues*
11/12 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s*
11/13 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant*
11/15 Little Rock, AR – Downtown Music Hall*
11/16 New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues*
11/17 Houston, TX – House Of Blues*
11/18 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues*
11/19 Austin, TX – Emo’s Outside*
11/20 San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live*
11/22 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre*
11/23 Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues*
11/25 Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues*
11/26 Los Angeles, CA – House Of Blues*
11/27 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore*
11/29 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory*
11/30 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory*
12/1 Calgary, AB – The Republik*
12/2 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room*
12/3 Saskatoon, SK – Louis’ Pub*
12/4 Winnipeg, MB – Garrick Centre*
12/6 Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar *
12/7 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre*
12/8 Montreal, QC – Club Soda*
12/9 Clifton Park, NY – Northern Lights*
12/10 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts*
12/11 New York, NY- Best Buy Theatre *
* w/ BTBAM & Tesseract
^ w/ BTBAM, Cave In, The Red Chord, & Tesseract

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NASUM Returns

Posted on http://www.nasum.com:

If things were different, if Mieszko hadn’t died, Nasum would have celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2012, believe it or not. Therefore, and after long deliberation and scrutiny, we have decided that it’s now or never: Nasum will do a handful of shows and festival gigs around the world in 2012 – to celebrate our anniversary, say a final goodbye to the fans and Mieszko.

No cheesy reunion, no new albums, no epitaph for Mieszko. We will play only a few cities and festivals in a limited number of disruptive, unruly concerts.

It will be a total blast, and we aim to go out hard. Just you wait.

When lead singer Mieszko Talarczyk disappeared and died in the devastating and tragic tsunami of 2004, Nasum instantly ceased to exist. As the band’s voice, producer and one of the main songwriters, Mieszko was a vital part of Nasum’s bloodline. When he passed, all plans for tours and recordings were abruptly stopped. Nasum died when Mieszko died, and the rest of the band members went their separate ways.

But in the years that passed, the feeling that everything had been left unfinished lingered with the rest of us. Suddenly seven years had passed, and we realized it was time for closure; for us, the band and for the fans. With our anniversary coming up it felt like a perfect time to end Nasum the way it was supposed to – exploding in a ferocious, blasting frenzy, not wither away at the mercy of tragedy. And finally we are ready, able and totally fucking charged, so expect something over the top. The shows will be a varied, intense mix of the best songs from this colossus of grind.

To handle vocal duties on the upcoming shows we have asked Keijo Niinimaa, vocalist in Finnish grind faves Rotten Sound, to join us. They were always close friends of Nasum, and while Keijo’s plagued screams won’t replace Mieszko, they will add a crippling viciousness to the shows. On a few occasions, we might ask a few other close friends of Nasum to do some vocal sessions. Who? Wait and see!

Note this: if you ever wanted to see Nasum blast shit to bits, this is your last and only chance.

Anders Jakobson – drums
Jesper Liveröd – bass and low vocals
Jon Lindqvist – guitars and low vocals
Urban Skytt – guitars
Keijo Niinimaa – vocals

HELL WITHIN Call It Quits

Guitarist Tony Zimmerman issued the following statement on the band’s Facebook:

“We’re sad to announce that Hell Within has called it quits. Hell Within will be playing our last show on 11/11/11 at the Village Smoke House in Lowell MA. We’d like to thank everyone that supported us over the years and made this band happen. It’s been a long hard road, but the most enjoyable experience of our lives. All across the U.S. this band traveled, met tons of great people and experienced things that we will cherish forever. Hell Within released 3 records, had 2 recording contracts, did countless tours and shared with so many people something that is so precious to us. To all the band members that we ever played with, to our record labels Lifeforce and Thorp records, we will never forget you guys. From our 1st manager Cynthia Donovan to our latest manager Damon Moreno we thank you for dedicating so much time to us. Then to all the great companies like Jagermeister, Dean Guitars, B.C. Rich, Mesa Boogie, GHS, D’Addario etc.. that endorsed us we thank you so much for the support. We’d like to thank our family and friends for always being there for us through the good and tough times. I could go on and on, because the list never ends, just too many people and memories to count. Please come out to the 11/11/11 Village Smoke House show and for one last time, help us make one more memory that everyone will never forget.”