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Down have announced that they will perform a handful of headline dates this May. Kicking things off on May 23 in Birmingham, Ala., the band will stop in 7 cities in the Southeast including Baltimore’s Maryland Deathfest, and wrap things up with a hometown show in New Orleans on May 31. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Feb. 16 and include VIP Packages with opportunities to meet the band and hang out at soundcheck. For more information, visit DOWN-NOLA.com.

The band just wrapped up a nationwide headline tour with Warbeast, receiving overwhelming acclaim for their larger than life live show with the Houston Press declaring them “the undisputed kings of the heavy metal scene…all eyes in the room were on Anselmo. The man effortlessly commands Texas metal crowds like no one else can, and he drew huge cheers just scratching his elbow.”

Down tour dates:

May 23, 2013 – Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
May 24, 2013 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
May 25, 2013 – Baltimore, MD @ Sonar – Maryland Deathfest
May 27, 2013 – Augusta, GA @ Sky City
May 28, 2013 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
May 30, 2013 – Broussard, LA @ The Station
May 31, 2013 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues

Puscifer, lead by Tool‘s Maynard James Keenan, are streaming their seven-song Donkey Punch the Night EP. Listen to it here.

August Burns Red are back in the studio, recording the follow up to Leveler. It’ll be their fifth album, not counting their always-appreciated holiday releases.

“Now that the writing is complete, we are all itching to get started with the actual tracking,” said ABR’s JB Brubaker.

He continued, “This new record will push the boundaries of our genre more than we ever have before. We set out to write a record where every song stands out from the last. There is a lot of ground covered here and a ton of meat to this album. It’s full of odd metered rhythms and breakdowns, unexpected twists and turns, and some of our most technical riffing to date. Each of us have parts that make our heads spin and we have had to practice like crazy to get some of this stuff together. I know we always say this, but this will be our most ambitious album yet.” [Via Press Release]

Terror have dropped the title track from their upcoming album Live By the Code. It sounds like Madball, and that’s a great thing.

Listen to ‘Live By the Code’

Rammstein‘s video discography collection Videos 1995-2012 will now be released on March 12. It was originally due in January but was delayed due to a manufacturing error. The release will be available three DVDs or two Blu-rays. It features 25 music videos and more. [The PRP]

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