Sister Sin have canceled all of their previously scheduled live appearances so that singer Liv Jagrell can undergo throat surgery.

From the band:

"Liv has had issues with her voice starting way back in 2007-2008 and it turned out to be a node on her vocal chords," the band said in a statement. "To avoid surgery she has been very strict with warm-ups, vocal exercises and what not, but never the less things have taken a turn for the worse lately. After re-visiting her doctor last week it became apparent that surgery is now needed and unavoidable. So it is with great regret we are forced to cancel the announced shows and planned dates for the rest of the year. This is very common amongst singers and expected recovery is only two months so we will be back stronger than ever in early 2013 and for the upcoming US tour in February."

Sister Sin is scheduled to hit the U.S. on a tour with German metal priestess Doro starting in February. The Swedish band recently released an album entitled Now and Forever via Victory Records.

Hatebreed are puttin' it to the torch. The Connecticut hardcore band shared the brand new song "Put it to the Torch," which will appear on their upcoming Razor & Tie debut, The Divinity of Purpose, out Jan. 29. It accompanies the lyric video and it's very mosh 'n' stomp, Hatebreed style. It's brain-busting burst of mosh-worthy hardcore. Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta said, "I'm pumped for everyone to check out our new song. Thanks to all of our fans for the continuous support! We're super excited to release new music and hit the road hard in 2013!"

Watch 'Put It to the Torch' Lyric Video

Scar Symmetry have canceled their U.S. tour which was slated for November and December. The band has a problem procuring work visas and can't come over to "work" and entertain you. [Via Press Release]

Limp Bizkit offered a bit of an update on their new album. The band posted the news on Facebook, declaring that the nu metal fans have reason to be happy. "FYI- this is a nu metal rock album. Not for radio. Not for commercial use. Our focus is on our band and our desire to rock the fuck out. As you know radio does not rock. So be it. This one is for nu metal rock fans. No one else." Point taken, boys. [The PRP]

Misery Index will drop Live In Munich on Feb. 15 on Season of Mist. The effort was recorded during the bands February 18, 2012 gig at Backstage in Munich, Germany. It is super duper limited. It will be issued overseas and released on hand-numbered vinyl limited to 500 copies worldwide. So you might find yourself trolling eBay for this one. [The PRP]

Queensryche have released a video teaser showcasing material from their forthcoming studio album, their first with former Crimson Glory singer Todd La Torre. "The teaser audio are demos only," says the vocalist. "We start tracking in two weeks. No outside writers have been used. This IS Queensryche's writing and we're proud to introduce the next chapter of the legacy. We are very proud to have James Barton on board, he is surely the right man for this, as already proven. Lastly, I'm very happy to know that finally 'my' voice will be heard in it's truest form."

Watch Queensryche Video Teaser

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