Converge's New Album Due Date, Smashing Pumpkins' Canadian Tour and Yamantaka // Sonic Titan's New Label Deal in This Week's News Roundup

Converge's New Album Due Date, Smashing Pumpkins' Canadian Tour and Yamantaka // Sonic Titan's New Label Deal in This Week's News Roundup
Despite the summer edging towards completion, we've hid away indoors gathering up all this week's breaking news. So just in case you missed anything, here are just some of the stories that graced our news pages the last few days.

First off, it was a big week for Canadian concerts. Billy Corgan and his fresh-faced gang will bring Smashing Pumpkins on a Canuck tour, while Ladyhawk will be taking their No Can Do on the road as well. Plus, if you live in Vancouver and have $5 to spare, you can go check out Metallica play a third show in the city for only a fiver.

Also in Canadian news, Polaris shortlisters Yamantaka // Sonic Titan signed to Paper Bag, while Aidan Knight inked a deal with Outside for a new record as well.

Then we had Converge finally giving us a solid release date for their anticipated All We Love We Leave Behind, Joe Strummer honoured with a digital anthology, Wayne Coyne and Ben Folds working with Ke$ha, and a judge ruling on that ugly Kyuss Lives! lawsuit.

Finally, in some Exclaim! interviews, we talked to Gaza about their No Absolutes in Human Suffering, while Lou Barlow told us what to expect from new Dinosaur Jr. record and Matthew Dear explained his more songwriter-focused approach to Beams.