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White Noise: News on Dillinger Escape Plan, Down, Cradle of Filth, Fear Factory and More

So, we were at a show last week, and noticed something strange. See, we realize it’s uncouth to wear a band shirt to that same band’s concert. It’s like wearing an ‘I Love New York’ shirt in Times Square. We see dudes all the time when we go to shows wearing shirts with the logos of bands on the bill, and it almost always inspires a smart-ass remark. Something like, “Dude, we already know you like [BAND NAME HERE] because you are at their concert … who else do you listen to?” But what’s worse? A fan wearing a band shirt to that band’s concert, or, what we spotted last week, a band member wearing his own band’s shirt while that band plays a live gig? Please discuss. Now, on to the White Noise.

+ If you’re anything like us, you can’t wait for the new Dillinger Escape Plan LP, ‘Option Paralysis.’ But, like us, you will be waiting a long time for that record, since the band is still working on it and doesn’t plan to release the it before 2010. But in the meantime, it looks like the DEP might be previewing material for us between now and the album’s release. Yesterday, the band put up a 15 second clip of a new song, which they’re calling “Song 3,” on YouTube, and man, does it shred. We can’t wait for 2010.

+ With Rex Brown sitting out for Down‘s upcoming tour so that he can “address some personal issues,” the band has turned to Danny Theriot to fill in on bass for the trek, which kicked off Monday in Kansas City, Kan. Theriot’s connection to the band? He used to play with Down’s Kirk Windstein in a band called Victorian Blitz.

+ Some good news for erstwhile Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler, a dude who could use some good news. According to reports, a felony drug case against Adler was dismissed Monday, thanks to Steven’s successful completion of a court-order drug program. Adler had originally pled no contest to the charge, stemming from his arrest in 2008 for drugs and an outstanding warrant.

+ Yesterday, we told you about a kick-ass tour headlined by Mastodon and Dethklok. But this fest may have us even more excited. Clutch, Tombs and Bison B.C. will take part in a two-day music festival called Planet Caravan, which is set for Asheville, N.C., September 18 and 19. Also playing the event will be Pentagram, Zoroaster, the Gates of Slumber, Salome, Sourvein, Kylesa, Orange Goblin, Burst, YOB and Pick Up the Snake.

+ August Burns Red, The Acacia Strain, Impending Doom and one more undetermined band will gang up next month for an extensive North American tour that kicks off in Denver on September 17. Dates run through October 18 in New York.

+ Fear Factory‘s Burton C. Bell recently discussed the band’s legal dispute over the rights to the Fear Factory name in an interview. Apparently, all the trouble started with Raymond Herrera and Christian Olde Wolbers because the band “did not want to be involved with their manager. Her name is Christy Priske and she happens to be Christian’s wife. During the ‘Transgression’ mixing session, her and Raymond started a love affair that lasted for a couple years. As [she was the] manager of Fear Factory, this was completely unacceptable to me.” He even said that he tried to get Dino Cazares to work with them again, “and Raymond said that he would never work with Dino or me ever again.”

+ Metal Blade has inked a deal with black metallers Lightning Swords of Death. In a statement, frontman Farron said “Metal Blade has made a pact with the Devil. His knights, Lightning Swords of Death, shall go forth to wreak torment upon man and all his works for conquer and the glory of Hell on Earth. We rejoice in this union, together we shall stack the souls of the weak and fill our chalice with the blood of martyrs.”

+ Cradle of Filth will be spending the next few months writing new material for their next LP. At this point, the band is planning to enter a recording studio in November to begin tracking the effort. No word yet on when the disc may be ready for commercial release.

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