Now on Steam – Foreign Legion: Buckets of Blood – Save 25%!

Foreign Legion: Buckets of Blood is a cartoon-style third-person shooter that looks like a lot of fun! Fill buckets, earn Steam Achievements and move up the Leader-boards.

Sakari Indie is releasing Foreign Legion for the PC and you can only get it on Steam. To celebrate, save 25% until August 11! That is a lot of buckets of cartoon blood for not a lot of money.
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Bridgestock launches with Poison the Well, the Midway State, In These Walls

Welland, Ontario will play host to the first annual Bridgestock event on August 15th. The music festival will feature three outdoor stages and over 25 bands performing in the southern Ontario town. The event will be headlined by Poison The Well and will feature bands like Street Pharmacy, the Midway State, Liferuiner, a reunion of In These Walls and others.

The event takes place in the city’s downtown core, with one of the three stges floating in the old Welland canal. The event was co-founded and produced by Pat Murphy of the nearby S.C.E.N.E. Music Festival.
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More Left 4 Dead DLC Announced

Crash Course Campaign Due in September

August 4, 2009 – Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises (such as Half-Life, Portal, Team Fortress, and Counter-Strike) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source), today announced the next major downloadable content (DLC) update for its co-operative zombie thriller, Left 4 Dead (L4D), the #1 new game title on Xbox 360 and PC in 2008

Entitled “Crash Course,” the latest DLC delivers new single-player, multiplayer and co-operative gameplay to both platforms. Targeted for release in September, “Crash Course” bridges the gap between the end of the “No Mercy” campaign and the beginning of “Death Toll” in the original game, expanding the game universe with new locations, new dialogue from the original cast, and an explosive finale

While containing both Survival maps and a Co-operative Campaign, the primary goal of “Crash” is to deliver a complete Versus mode experience in just 30 minutes, resulting in a streamlined version of the game’s existing Versus campaigns. A recharge timer for infected teammates has also been added, and item spawn behavior has changed for more balanced gameplay.

“Since the release of Left 4 Dead last November, the design team has been excited about creating new experiences for this world and allowing players to do the same, by releasing much of our internal toolset, like the Survival Pack and Authoring Tools,” said Gabe Newell. “We’re working with the fans toward the ongoing entertainment value of the product.”

Left 4 Dead is an action horror game from Valve that blends the social entertainment experience of multiplayer games such as Counter-Strike and Team Fortress with the dramatic, narrative experience made popular in single player action game classics such as the Half-Life series of games. Released in November of 2008, L4D has earned over 50 industry awards from outlets around the world and sold almost 3 million copies worldwide.

Left 4 Dead: Crash Course is targeted for release in September and will be available free of charge on the PC and for 560 Gamer points on Xbox Live.

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My Chemical Romance in studio with Brendan O’Brien

My Chemical Romance have hit the studio with producer Brendan O’Brien (AC/DC, Killswitch Engage, Rage Against the Machine, Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, The Offspring, Bruce Springsteen). Frontman Gerard Way commented:

At this point, the best way to describe the new album is My Chemical Romance being the purest, most distilled version of itself. No bells and whistles, as the focus has been on melody and songwriting. If it doesn’t work in a room with just the five of us, we aren’t trying to make it work in the studio with effects and string sections. “Making ‘The Black Parade’ allowed us the departure we needed to see what worked and what didn’t, experiment, and add a lot of elements we never would have,” Way continued. “Sometimes, you need to leave to come back home. To me, it feels like the culmination of everything we have learned as songwriters and players.

They released The Black Parade in 2006.
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Pearl Jam announces Bad Religion, Ted Leo & The Pharmacists as August support

Pearl Jam has announced the support for their forthcoming tour will be provided by Bad Religion and Ted Leo And The Pharmacists. Pearl Jam will be touring in support of their forthcoming, self-released album, Backspacer, due out September 20, 2009.

More details can be found here.
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Chunksaah launches charity auction to benefit Rich Cunningham (Happy Days Records)

Chunksaah Records and Bouncing Souls are currently auctioning rare records, vinyl test pressings, limited poster prints, Souls tickets, a rare Souls demo cassette and tons more in order to raise money for their friend Rich Cunningham.

They explained:

Rich Cunningham formed Happy Days Records in 1995, releasing debut records by Hot Water Music and Ink & Dagger, as well as titles by Endeavor, Times Up, and Human Remains. In 2000 he formed New Labor, an alternative model of worker organization that combines new and existing strategies to improve working conditions and provide a voice for low-wage, young, immigrant workers in central New Jersey. In 2005 Rich was diagnosed with cancer and recently his battle has taken a turn for the worse.

Check out all the auction items here.
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Caspian launches free download of new album

Caspian has launched a 320kbps free download of their new album, Tertia. The download is available through the registration-required Gimme Sound and predates the album’s physical CD/LP release on September 15, 2009.

Like all downloads on Gimme Sound, the money raised through advertising will go to the band to charities chosen by the band, site or the user. Check out the free download here.
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