System of a Down and Deftones are teaming up for a brief summer tour. It kicks off August 2nd in Camden, New Jersey and hits just eight cities. All east coast dates LAME! Two of my favorite bands of all time, I still have yet to see Chino, soooo wish they'd bring the tour our way.

Metallica will be performing their 1991 self-titled album (The Black Album) at almost every date on their European tour this summer. The band has decided to bring back one feature from that tour from 20 years ago -- The Snake Pit. It's a diamond-shaped pit that extended out from the middle of the stage where a hundred or so people could watch the show. Only members of their fan club can win tickets to be in the Snake Pit.

In other Metallica news, the band plans to contribute songs to the upcoming Ronnie James Dio and Deep Purple tribute albums.