All bodes well for heavier times ahead... To all metal fans, snobs, elitists, neophytes, and purists...hitting the street on 10/07 is the MTV2 Headbangers Ball Album ...and coming to a venue near you this fall (starting late October) is the MTV2 Headbangers Ball Tour. Yes, in celebration of all things metal and hard rock, MTV2 and Roadrunner Records will release the first-ever "MTV2 Headbangers Ball" album on October 7th. The album follows the on-air return of the "Headbangers Ball" earlier this summer with its premiere on MTV2. If it's important, if it means something to metal in this day & age, it's on this CD. 40 tracks from 40 bands...a 2 CD set, priced as 1. The track listing for the double-disc is as follows: Disc 1 1. Godsmack - Straight Out Of Line 2. Hatebreed - This Is Now 3. Staind - Price To Play 4. Cold - Stupid Girl 5. Deftones – Hexagram 6. Marilyn Manson - This Is The New S**t 7. Sevendust – Separate 8. Ill Nino - When It Cuts 9. Mudvayne - World's So Cold 10. Spineshank – Smothered 11. Static-X - Destroy All 12. Killswitch Engage - Fixation On The Darkness 13. Stone Sour – Inhale 14. Soil – Pride 15. Anthrax - Safe Home 16. Slayer – Raining Blood (live) 17. Murderdolls - Dead In Hollywood 18. Shadow's Fall - Destroyer Of Senses 19. Mushroomhead - Sun Doesn't Rise 20. Rob Zombie - House Of 1000 Corpses Disc 2 1. Lamb Of God - Ruin 2. Arch Enemy - We Will Rise 3. In Flames - Clouds Connected 4. Chimaira - Down Again 5. Eighteen Visions - You Broke Like Glass 6. Lacuna Coil - Heaven's A Lie 7. DevilDriver - I Could Care Less 8. Sworn Enemy - Sworn Enemy 9. 36 Crazyfists - At The End Of August 10. Cradle Of Filth - Mannequin 11. Demon Hunter - Infected 12. Mastodon - March Of The Fire Ants 13. Motograter - Down 14. E.Town Concrete - Mandibles 15. Poison The Well - Botchla 16. Soilwork - Rejection Role 17. Unearth - Endless 18. Strapping Young Lad - Relentless 19. As I Lay Dying - Forever 20. Meshuggah - Rational Gaze As for the tour coming out of the madness above, it will be a three band co-headline bill between Killswitch Engage, Lamb Of God, and Shadows Fall (all three bands rotating slots each night). The tour will be this Fall, starting October 29th in Toronto...and then back in the states come Halloween. Dates and details to follow. All bodes well for heavier times ahead...