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The Week in Metal: Fear Factory, Knotfest, Jungle Rot & More

All the latest tunes, music videos, and news from the metal scene

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Knotfest (May 25)

The fourth installment of the Slipknot-curated Knotfest festival will go down October 23-25 at San Manuel Amphitheater in Devore, California. The lineup for the event will be announced on June 29. Past Knotfest performers include DeftonesLamb of God, In Flames and Korn.

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Once Human (May 26)

Former Machine Head and Soulfly guitarist Logan Mader has joined forces with vocalist Lauren Hart, bassist Damian Rainauld and drummer Ralph Alexander in a new band called Once Human. The group has signed a worldwide deal with earMUSIC for their debut album, The Life I Remember, which will arrive in stores on September 4. The title track to The Life I Remember can be heard above.

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Nile (May 26)

Death metal masters Nile are almost done bringing their eighth studio album, What Should Not Be Unearthed, to life. The South Carolina band is in the mixing stage of the recording process along with co-producer Neil Kernon (Scorpions, Peter Gabriel). If things go according to plan, the album will be released by Nuclear Blast Records on August 28. Take a peek at the video for the interestingly titled "Enduring the Eternal Molestation of Flame" above the text.

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Jungle Rot (May 26)

Earlier this week, Victory Records announced the June 30 release of Order Shall Prevail, the forthcoming album from Jungle Rot. The Wisconsin death dealers brought in Max Cavalera (Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy, Sepultura) to lend his vocal expertise on a track called "Fight Where You Stand." Jungle Rot will be showcasing material from Order Shall Prevail on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival this summer. The band has premiered a brutal track from the album called “Paralyzed Prey“ which can be streamed above.

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Fear Factory (May 27)

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 16: Burton C Bell of Fear Factory performs on stage at Manchester Academy on February 1
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Fear Factory will release their ninth studio album, Genexus, on August 7. The album was co-produced by former Skinny Puppy member Rhys Fulber, along with Fear Factory guitarist Dino Cazares and vocalist Burton C. Bell. This is Cazares' third FF album since returning to the band in 2009 after a seven-year absence. The artwork was created by Anthony Clarkson, a fine artist who has also worked with Devin Townsend and Krisium. Fear Factory will be heading out a co-headlining North American tour with Coal Chamber starting this July with Devil You Know and Jasta appearing in select cities. 

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More news:

ÆGES have inked a worldwide deal with Century Media‘s rock imprint label, Another Century. (The PRP)

August Burns Red just leaked a track called "Identity" from their forthcoming Found In Far Away Places. (Alternative Press)

Metal Blade have signed Florida up and coming metal act Culture Killer. (Metal Underground)

Neurosis announced North American tour dates which will kick off July 31 in Lawrence, KS. (Metal Injection)

Avenged Sevenfold released a sneak peek video from their upcoming This Is Bat Country live DVD. (The PRP)

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