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Deftones Guitarist Comments on Chi Cheng’s Passing, Black Sabbath Announce Tour Dates + More News

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Deftones‘ guitarist Stephen Carpenter has issued his statement regarding the death of bassist Chi Cheng, who passed away on Saturday, April 13 after spending several years in a semi-conscious state after a serious 2008 car accident.

Carpenter said, “There are so many things I can say, and yet at this moment, none of it matters or compares to the loss everyone feels. There will be a hole in our lives where Chi once was. But that will be filled every day with all of our love and memories we all have in our heart. He will always be here because of love. It’s time we all give our love and best, and do our best to love. Especially ourselves. Chi would want that for everyone. All our healing will begin with love. I love you Chi.” [Blabbermouth]

Black Sabbath have announced a small handful of late summer tour dates in support of 13, out June 11. They are as follows:

8-4 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
8-14 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
8-24 Seattle, WA Gorge Amphitheatre
9-3 Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles Sports Arena

Ice-T tweeted that Body Count will hit the studio this May to begin working on new material, which will comprise the band’s Sumerian debut. Check out T’s tweet below:

Viking Metal warriors Amon Amarth will release Deceiver of the Gods on June 25.

“We feel very excited about this new album, and personally, I feel that Deceiver of the Gods is the strongest album we’ve ever done,” vocalist Johan Hegg said. “By far! I’m confident that all our fans will enjoy this ‘punch-in-the-face-of-a-record!”

Track Listing:

“Deceiver of the Gods”
“As Loke Falls”
“Father of the Wolf”
“Shape Shifter”
“Under Siege”
“Blood Eagle”
“We Shall Destroy”
“Hel”
“Coming of the Tide”
“Warriors of the North”

Get Involved!, featuring members of Glassjaw, From Autumn to Ashes, Thursday and Judge, released their Scars Make the Man demo. It’s part of their effort to raise the final third of their Kickstarter campaign goal. Go here to check out the EP and the campaign. Check out Noisecreep’s exclusive interview with the band here.

Take a few minutes out of your busy day to enjoy The Color Morale‘s new video for “Learned Behavior.” The song is a moshy, stompy anthem and the video features footage of the band performing alongside narrative footage of some creepy stuff happening to a dude on an some sort of medical table.

Watch ‘Learned Behavior’ Video

Dark Tranquility have shared the new song “For Broken Words” from the new album Construct, due out May 28.

“This is one of the heaviest and most brooding tracks from Construct,” the band said.

Listen to ‘For Broken Words’

U.K. hardcore band Your Demise are done. They are breaking up and have canceled their North American tour as well.

Watch the breakup announcement video here, which has some pretty hilarious moments.

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