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Phil Anselmo Autobiography Lands Deal, Periphery Don’t Use Amps + More News

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Noisecreep can’t think of a better metal musician to write an autobiography than Phil Anselmo. The singer (Down, Pantera, Superjoint Ritual) has famously struggled with his share of addictions and personal tragedy. That’s why we’re totally excited for Mouth for War: Pantera, Pain, & Pride – Heavy Metal Highs, Drugged Out Lows, & The Battle for My Life, a new book the singer will be releasing in 2014. Co-written by Corey Mitchell, the book promises “a no-holds barred look inside of Philip’s brain, his history with Pantera, the loss of his best-friend, Dimebag Darrell, and an unflinching examination into the downward spiral of pain and drug addiction that nearly cost him his life.” [Via Metal Sucks]

With Papa Roach being forced to drop off of UPROAR due to singer Jacoby Shaddix’s vocal cord nodule requiring surgical removal to prevent further damage, the tour’s main stage schedule will be adjusted to allow longer performances from Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind and Adelitas Way. So that’s the silver lining to that rock ‘n’ roll cloud. [Via Press Release]

Periphery certainly aren’t your average metal band. Guitarist Mark Holcomb recently discussed how the band doesn’t use amplifiers during live performances, instead choosing to employ a computer system! Don’t worry. It’s not as “synthetic” as it sounds. [Loudwire]

Death metallers Broken Hope have partnered with ESP Guitars and AllAxess.com for a special signature ESP guitar giveaway at the band’s upcoming Sept. 11 show at Gramercy Theater in NYC. Fans can enter the contest at the ban”s merch table at the show, and one signature ESP will go to a lucky winner chosen at random. To honor the 9/11 heroes and those lost, the band is also donating $911 to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum (9/11 Memorial).

“On behalf of BROKEN HOPE, we’re humbled and grateful to perform at the Gramercy Theater on 9/11. We’re also very excited to give our New York fans a powerful, positive performance and pay tribute to the fallen—we aim to boost everyone’s spirits on this day of loss and reflection,” stated guitarist Jeremy Wagner. “Big thanks to all Broken Hope fans for coming out this night, and we thank the great city of New York for having us!” [Via Press Release]

Falling in Reverse spent the summer on Warped Tour, but there is no rest for the wicked. The band will hit the road on a headline run this fall, which launches Oct. 11. They will be joined by I See Stars for the entire tour, while Enter Shikari, letlive and Matt Toka will appear on select dates. Tickets go on sale on Friday, Aug. 31.

Watch Falling In Reverse’s Tour Announcement Video


Tour Dates:

Thu 10/11 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom*
Fri 10/12 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo*
Sun 10/14 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory*
Mon 10/15 Boise, ID Knitting Factory*
Wed 10/17 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex^
Thu 10/18 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall^
Sat 10/20 Minneapolis, MN The Brick^
Sun 10/21 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s^
Mon 10/22 Chicago, IL House Of Blues^
Wed 10/24 Kansas City, KS The Beaumont Club^
Thu 10/25 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall^
Fri 10/26 Sauget, IL Pop’s^
Sat 10/27 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room^
Mon 10/29 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall^
Wed 10/31 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues^
Thu 11/1 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection^
Fri 11/2 Detroit, MI St. Andrew’s Hall^
Sat 11/3 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE^
Sun 11/4 Albany, NY Northern Lights^
Tue 11/6 Worcester, MA Palladium^
Wed 11/7 New York, NY Best Buy Theater^
Thu 11/8 Washington, DC Howard Theater^
Fri 11/9 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory^
Sun 11/11 Shroudsburg, PA Sherman Theater^
Mon 11/12 Raleigh, NC Disco Rodeo^
Wed 11/14 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade^
Thu 11/15 Orlando, FL House Of Blues^
Fri 11/16 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution^
Sat 11/7 Tampa, FL Cuban Club^
Mon 11/19 Houston, TX Warehouse Live^
Tue 11/20 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit^
Wed 11/21 Dallas, TX House Of Blues^
Sat 11/24 Lubbock, TX Lonestar Pavilion^
Sun 11/25 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater^
Tue 11/27 Phoenix, AZ Marquis Theatre^
Wed 11/28 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern^
Thu 11/29 San Diego, CA Soma&
Fri 11/30 Las Vegas, NV House Of Blues&
Sat 12/1 Pomona, CA Fox Theater&

* w/ I See Stars, Letlive., Matt Toka
^ w/ Enter Shikari, I See Stars, Letlive.
& w/ Enter Shikari, I See Stars
[Via Press Release]

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