Mars Volta Unleash ‘Bedlam’; Korn’s Jonathan Davis Maps Solo Tour

It appears the previously revealed efforts from seminal spazz outs vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala and guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez have finally come full circle for the duo, collectively know as Mars Volta, have announced the release of Bedlam In Goliath, the follow up to 2006’s Amputechture,due Jan. 29 via GSL/Universal. Recorded in Los Angeles, the project’sfourth studio album was produced by Rodriguez-Lopez and will deliverLatin-tinged mouth-twisting tune titles such as “Wax Simulacra,””Cavalettas,” and “Soothsayer.” To celebrate the New Year and unveil ahandful of new tracks, Mars Volta will perform a one-off gig at SanFrancisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium Dec. 31. Those planning attendthe band’s performance best arrive festive attitude intact, forcostumes are required for entry.

Bedlam In Goliath tracklisting:

1. “Aberinkula”
2. “Metatron”
3. “Ilyena”
4. “Wax Simulacra”
5. “Goliath”
6. “Tourniquet Man”
7. “Cavalettas”
8. “Agadez”
9. “Askepios”
10. “Ouroboros”
11. “Soothsayer”
12. “Conjugal Burns”

Korn’s Jonathan Davis Maps Solo Tour

Emerging from the aftermath of this summer’s Family Values Tour, launched alongside drama-lovin’ rockers Evanescence, Korn frontman Jonathan Davishas surfaced to announce a solo jaunt, slated to kick off Nov. 9 inHartford, CT. Davis, pulling not just from Korn’s lengthy catalogue,will also perform obscure tracks and fan favorites as well as tunesfrom the soundtrack of The Queen of the Damned — many of whichhave never been performed on stage — plus a few select covers. “I havewanted to do this forever. Ever since I did The Queen of the Damned and more recently the MTV UnpluggedI have wanted to be able to play those songs live,” Davis said in astatement. “It’s going to be acoustic, but still heavy and veryintimate. It will totally blow people’s minds.”

Jonathan Davis tour dates:

11/9, Hartford, CT (Webster Theatre)
11/10, Verona, NY (Turning Stone Casino)
11/12, Boston, MA (Berklee Performance Center)
11/13, New York, NY (Nokia Theatre Times Square)
11/14, Sayreville, NJ (Starland Ballroom)
11/16, Philadelphia, PA (Trocadero)
11/17, Hampton Beach, NY (Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom)
11/18, Providence, RI (Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel)
11/20, Norfolk, VA (NorVa)
11/21, Charlotte, NC (Tremont Music Hall)
11/23, North Myrtle Beach, SC (House of Blues)
11/24, Atlanta, GA (Roxy)
11/25, Orlando, FL (Hard Rock Live)
11/27, Houston, TX (Verizon Wireless Theater)
11/28, San Antonio, TX (Sunset Station)
11/29, Dallas, TX (House of Blues)
12/1, Denver, CO (Ogden Theatre)
12/3, Phoenix, AZ (Marquee Theatre)
12/4, Los Angeles, CA (Orpheum Theatre)
12/6, Highland, CA (San Manuel Casino)
12/7, Santa Ana, CA (Galaxy Concert Theatre)
12/8, Ventura, CA (Majestic Ventura Theatre)
12/10, San Diego, CA (House of Blues)
12/11, Las Vegas, NV (House of Blues)

Vestal Channels Punk Rock, 1977

While constructing our special October issue on 1977, the year punk exploded, Spin came across a few like-minded companies also embracing the legendary year in music. One of them, Vestal.In addition to a vast selection of wrist watches, Vestal offerst-shirts and hoodie sweatshirts channeling punk’s do-it-yourselfattitude, featuring prints influenced by the album art and iconographyof 1977, including the legendary club the Roxy and the numerous billsposted to its short-lived walls. Additional graphics include “Cruel,”inspired by an early Sex Pistols t-shirt, and “Nancy,” a tribute to theraucous punk figure and her boyfriend, Sid Vicious. Check out Vestal’sfull collection at


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