JUNE 30th 2012
DEFTONES SET FOR NEW ALBUM RELEASE
DEFTONES has set a tentative October 9 release date for its seventh album.
Regarding the musical direction of the follow-up to 2010's "Diamond Eyes", DEFTONES vocalist Chino Moreno said, "Obviously we're an aggressive band — not the heaviest, but there's a lot of attack. But there's also this lush beauty that flows within everything that we do, and that's my favorite part of the band. To me, it's the epitome of what the DEFTONES do."
The CD was once again helmed by Nick Raskulinecz, who produced "Diamond Eyes" and has also worked with FOO FIGHTERS, RUSH, EVANESCENCE and ALICE IN CHAINS. "He's a very hands-on guy," Moreno told EW.com. "We adopted a work ethic that was really productive on the last record. We said we were going to work eight hours a day, and since we had those hours, everybody in there was super focused. Before that we had been working up in Sacramento, and the vibe was everybody would come in and hang out and we would work when we got around to it. We had to get more efficient."
As in the past, DEFTONES will record a handful of covers, some of which will undoubtedly make it various special editions of the new album. "We've done a lot of '80s stuff, but we wanted to do something from farther back," Moreno explained. "We sat down and everybody had their computers on and were playing songs that we like. So we're going to do an Elvis Presley song — we have five Elvis songs that we've been talking about. And we're going to do EARTH, WIND, AND FIRE. Hopefully we'll get at least two, maybe three or four."
He added, "It's always fun. We're done with the real creative part of having to come up with music out of thin air, and now we can be experimental with someone else's song."
JUNE 29th 2012
LAMB OF GOD SINGER CHARGED
Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe was arrested yesterday in Prague on charges of manslaughter stemming from a 2010 altercation with a Czech fan who came onstage during one of the band's shows and later died from injuries he sustained in the scuffle.
Czech news outlet Novinky reports (via Blabbermouth and MetalSucks) that the as-yet-unnamed fan jumped on the relatively low stage during the May 24, 2010 show at a venue called Abaton, and that he and Blythe got into a physical fight. Though there is still seemingly no video evidence of the altercation online (you can watch Lamb of God performing "In Your Words" at the show in question below), it is rumored by "those who know the band" that the fan might have been hit in the head with a microphone before being forcibly removed from the stage by security.
"Randy Blythe was falsely accused," reads a statement from Lamb of God's reps. "There is a team of lawyers working on it and he will be exonerated." Blythe's brother Mark has also said that the charge is "bogus and outrageous and will be dropped immediately." The Richmond, Virginia, band was forced to cancel its show at Prague's Rock Café that night and last night tweeted "#FreeRandyBlythe." At press time, the message has been formally retweeted nearly 1,800 times in the past 12 hours.
UPDATE (11:05 a.m. EDT): Lamb of God's representatives have released the following statement: "Lamb of God management will be issuing an official statement on Monday regarding the charges made against singer Randy Blythe. As no formal charges have yet been made and the case is only in the investigation stages, it would be premature to make an official statement filled with false truths or innuendos. Having said that, management wished to address today one false piece of information that has been included in many of the news stories released so far. Under no circumstances was there a fight of any kind involved," it reads. "This incident deals with a fan that three times during the concert jumped the barricade and rushed Randy during the performance. It is alleged that the third time, security was not able to reach him and that Randy pushed him back into the audience where supposedly he fell and hit his head."
The statement also adds that "until the investigation is concluded this weekend, nothing more will be released" by Blythe's camp.
JUNE 29th 2012
HUNTRESS ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN TOUR
DRAGONFORCE, HUNTRESS and KISSIN' DYNAMITE will join forces for a European tour in October/November.
Commented HUNTRESS: "HUNTRESS is honored to join our friends DRAGONFORCE on tour once again. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to travel through Europe, performing our entire album, 'Spell Eater', for those who've had faith in us from the start. Spread it, shred it, behead it!"
The dates are as follows:
Oct. 09 - Tilburg, Netherlands - 013
Oct. 10 - Antwerp, Belgium - Trix Ball
Oct. 12 - Hannover, Germany - Capitol
Oct. 13 - Cologne, Germany - Live Music Hall
Oct. 14 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Amanger Bio
Oct. 15 - Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller
Oct. 16 - Stockholm, Sweden - Tyrol
Oct. 18 - Seinajoki, Finland - Rymikorjaamo
Oct. 19 - Helsinki, Finland - Nosturi
Oct. 22 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Brewhouse
Oct. 23 - Arhus, Denmark - Train
Oct. 24 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
Oct. 30 - Munich, Germany - Backstage
Oct. 31 - Berlin, Germany - Postbahnhof
Nov. 01 - Dresden, Germany - Reithalle
Nov. 02 - Erfurt, Germany - HsD
Nov. 03 - Bochum, Germany - Zeche
Nov. 05 - Frankfurt, Germany - Batschkapp
Nov. 06 - Vienna, Austria - Szene
Nov. 07 - Zurich, Switzerland - Komplex
Nov. 09 - Florence, Italy - Viper Theatre
Nov. 10 - Treviso, Italy - New Age Club
Nov. 11 - Milano, Italy - Alcatraz
Nov. 12 - Solothurn, Switzerland - Kofmehl
Nov. 15 - Barcelona, Spain - Salamandra 1
Nov. 16 - Lisbon, Portugal - Cine-Teatro de Corroios
Nov. 17 - Madrid, Spain - Sala Arena
Nov. 18 - Bilbao, Spain - Rock Star Live
Nov. 21 - Bordeaux, France - Rock School Barbey
Nov. 22 - Paris, France - La Cigale
Nov. 23 - Strasbourg, France - La Laiterie
Nov. 24 - Lille, France - Le Splendid
Nov. 26 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg Max
JUNE 28th 2012
WHITECHAPEL PREMIERE NEW VIDEO
Today WHITECHAPEL has unleashed the video for the track "I, Dementia" which comes off of their new full-length self titled album, which was released last week via Metal Blade Records. The video is receiving its exclusive premiere today via The PRP and was shot by David Brodsky of MyGoodEye as part of the Scion AV Project. Get a first look at the video below. Scion A/V Metal works with the world's best and most vital metal bands, bringing them to the stage at Metal Matinees, releasing exclusive audio releases and creating new music videos.
JUNE 28th 2012
NEW PERIPHERY ALBUM AVAILABLE
"Periphery II: This Time It's Personal", the highly anticipated sophomore album from Maryland-based experimental, progressive metallers PERIPHERY, can be streamed in its entirety in the YouTube clip below. Due in North America on July 3 via Sumerian Records and in Europe on July 16 through Century Media Records, the CD will feature guest appearances by John Petrucci (DREAM THEATER), Guthrie Govan (THE ARISTOCRATS) and Wes Hauch (THE FACELESS).
"Periphery II: This Time It's Personal" track listing:
02. Have A Blast (feat. Guthrie Govan)
03. Facepalm Mute
06. Luck As A Constant
08. The Gods Must Be Crazy!
09. Make Total Destroy
10. Erised (feat. John Petrucci)
12. Froggin' Bullfish
13. Mile Zero (feat. Wes Hauch)
JUNE 27th 2012
WHITECHAPEL FIRST WEEK SALES REVEALED
Last week saw the release of the highly anticipated new full-length album from Knoxville, Tennessee's WHITECHAPEL. Their self-titled fourth album has been met with critical acclaim and fans are clamoring to see the band perform the new material live. Whitechapel landed spots on five of Billboard's charts. The album debuted at #47 on the Top 200 Chart, #10 on the Top Independent Albums Chart, #3 on the Hard Music Albums Chart (Current), #2 on the Hard Music Albums Chart (Core Stores) and #64 on the Top Digital Album Chart.
European and Canadian chart numbers saw WHITECHAPEL coming in at:
Canadian Top 200: #60
Canadian Hard Music Chart: #5
Canadian Top Digital Album Chart: #9
Canadian iTunes (Release Day) Top 200 Current Chart: #39
Canadian iTunes (Release Day) Rock: #6
Canadian iTunes (Release Day) Metal #1
Germany Newcomer Charts: #9
German Media Markt/Saturn Charts: #99
WHITECHAPEL commented on the initial fan reaction and reception of their fourth album:
"We are really excited about our first week numbers and our charting position on the Billboard 200. It's further proof that we have amazing fans that support us by still buying physical CDs, or legal downloads on iTunes. A big thank you goes out to ours fans and anyone involved with the making of this record for its success!"
WHITECHAPEL will be a part of this year's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival which is set to kick off June 30th in San Bernardino, CA. Following the festival run, WHITECHAPEL will hit the road supporting Hatebreed this September. A complete list of all dates including headlining shows can be found below.
Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival w/ Slipknot, Slayer, As I Lay Dying
6/30: San Bernadino, CA @ San Manuel Theater
7/1: Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater
7/3: Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheater
7/4: Nampa, ID @ Idaho Center Amphitheater
7/5: Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound**
7/6: Phoenix, AZ @ Cricket Wireless Pavilion
7/7: Albuquerque, NM @ Hard Rock Casino Presents The Pavilion
7/8: Englewood, CO @ Comfort Dental Amphitheater
7/9: Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion**(w/ The Devil Wears Prada)
7/10: Dallas, TX @ Superpages.com Center
7/11: Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
7/13: Tampa, FL @ 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheater
7/14: Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheater
7/15: Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
7/18: Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Amphitheater
7/20: Maryland Heights, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
7/21: Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
7/22: Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Center
7/24: Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
7/25: Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
7/26: Syracuse, NY @ The Lost Horizon**(w/ Upon a Burning Body, I the Breather)
7/27: Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
7/28: Burgettstown, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
7/29: Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
7/31: Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
8/1: Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe**
8/3: Mansfield, MA @ Comcast Center
8/4: Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
8/5: Hartford, CT @ The Comcast Theater
JUNE 27th 2012
SLASH CONFIRMS HEADLING TOUR
Slash and his band MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS — Myles Kennedy (vocals), Brent Fitz (drums), Todd Kerns (bass) and Frank Sidoris (guitar) — have announced a fall headlining tour starting September 4 in San Diego, California and wrapping October 3 in Los Angeles, California. The exclusive presale for Citi card members starts Tuesday, July 3. Citi card members will also have special access to tickets as well as VIP experiences at www.citiprivatepass.com. A limited amount of VIP packages — including a chance to meet Slash and get an autographed guitar — will also be available for fans during the pre sale which begins Tuesday, July 10. General public on-sales will begin Friday, July 13.
The dates are as follows:
With MONSTER TRUCK (except *):
Jul. 12 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
Jul. 13 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre
Jul. 14 - Vancouver, BC - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Jul. 16 - Edmonton, AB - Northern Alberta Jubilee
Jul. 17 - Calgary, AB - Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Jul. 19 - Medicine Hat, AB - Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre
Jul. 20 - Saskatoon, SK - TCU Place
Jul. 21 - Winnipeg, MB - Burton Cummings Theatre
Jul. 23 - Thunder Bay, ON - Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
Jul. 25 - Belleville, ON - Empire Square Live
Jul. 26 - London, ON - Harris Park
Jul. 27 - Montreal, QC - Olympia Theater
Jul. 29 - Quebec City, QC - Agora de Quebec
Jul. 30 - Moncton, New Brunswick - Centre-Casino Moncton
Jul. 31 - Halifax, NS - Cunard Events Centre
Aug. 02 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
Aug. 03 - Montclair, NJ - Wellmo nt Theatre
Aug. 04 - Huntington, NY - The Paramount
Aug. 07 - Dubuque, IA - Diamond Jo Casino-Mississippi Moon Bar
Aug. 08 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
Aug. 10 - Sturgis, SD - Buffalo Chip Campground
With FOXY SHAZAM (except *):
Sep. 04 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
Sep. 05 - Phoenix, AZ - Celebrity Theatre
Sep. 07 - Austin, TX - Stubbs
Sep. 08 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
Sep. 09 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
Sep. 11 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
Sep. 12 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
Sep. 16 - Hampton Beach, NH - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom *
Sep. 18 - New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom
Sep. 19 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
Sep. 21 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogart’s
Sep. 22 - Detroit, MI - Fillmore
Sep. 23 - Toronto, ON - Sound Academy *
Sep. 25 - Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room
Sep. 28 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theater
Sep. 29 - Springfield, MO - O’Reilly Family Events Center
Oct. 02 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
Oct. 03 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
JUNE 26th 2012
MUNICIPAL WASTE RELEASE
"YOU'RE CUT OFF" VIDEO
"You're Cut Off", the new animated video from the Virginia crossover thrash metal band MUNICIPAL WASTE, can be seen below. The clip was created by Pierre Mousquet and Jerume Cauwe of IMOV Studios.
Commented MUNICIPAL WASTE frontman Tony Foresta: "We've always wanted to see an animated WASTE video and this blew away our expectations. I'm stoked that the Wizard came out of his brief retirement to make an appearance as well. I've watched this thing over 40 times and I still keep finding hidden gems. If you hated our band before, you arereally going to hate us after you witness this beautiful piece of work."
"You're Cut Off" comes off MUNICIPAL WASTE's fifth album, "The Fatal Feast", which sold around 2,700 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at No. 3 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200. The band's previous effort, "Massive Aggressive", opened with around 2,100 copies back in September 2009 to debut at No. 10 on the Heatseekers chart.
"The Fatal Feast" was released on April 10, 2011 in North America and April 13, 2011 in Europe via Nuclear Blast Records. The cover artwork for the CD was created by Justin Osbourn of Slasher Design and can be seen below.
"The Fatal Feast" features guest appearances by John Connelly (guitarist and vocalist for NUCLEAR ASSAULT), Steve Moore (who plays bass and synthesizers for ZOMBI), and vocalist Tim Barry (ex-AVAIL).
JUNE 25th 2012
EX-QUEENSRYCHE SINGER SIGNS
NEW RECORD DEAL
GEOFF TATE, the legendary Queensryche frontman and one of the most acclaimed vocalists in the history of hard rock and heavy metal, has signed a worldwide recording contract with INSIDEOUT MUSIC.
"I'm very excited to join forces with InsideOut Music," says Tate of his multi-album deal. "They are very committed to progressive music and care deeply for their artists, working together with them to bring music lovers worldwide some of the most compelling rock music available."
As the frontman of Queensryche, GEOFF TATE has sold more than 20 million records and received four Grammy nominations. The band's landmark concept album Operation: Mindcrime thrust their unique social consciousness, expertly crafted lyrics and progressive style into the national spotlight in 1988, and was followed by Empire in 1990, the album that delivered the band to arena-headlining status and sold more than three million albums on the back of hit singles "Silent Lucidity" and "Jet City Woman." By the time Queensryche released Promised Land in 1994, Tate was universally acknowledged as one of the greatest frontmen in rock and metal, and a driving force behind progressive metal's most innovative force in mainstream music. Queensryche have released 12 studio albums, with one of their most overlooked gems being American Soldier in 2009, Tate's ambitious concept album that explores the consequences of war as told through the voices of veterans.
"Obviously, we at the label have been fans of Geoff for a long time," says InsideOut Music founder Thomas Waber. "We are looking forward to working with such a renowned musician - welcome to the InsideOut Music family!"
GEOFF TATE is currently finishing production on his first InsideOut Music release. The album is planned for release this fall, with details to be announced in the coming weeks.
Tate joins an InsideOut Music roster that includes Devin Townsend, Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett, King's X, Fates Warning, Dream Theater frontman James LaBrie, The Flower Kings, Arjen Lucassen, Pain Of Salvation, and many more.
JUNE 25th 2012
GRAVE DIGGER "CLASH OF THE GODS"
German power metallers GRAVE DIGGER will release their new album, "Clash Of The Gods", on August 31 in Europe and September 4 in North America via Napalm Records. A six-song mini-CD, "Home At Last", will precede the full-length effort on July 27 in Europe and August 7 in North America.
GRAVE DIGGER's new CD was recorded at Principal Studios in Münster, Germany. The band laid down at least 10 new original compositions as well as "a cover version of a male, 'not-heavy-metal' artist," which the group said "won't be another German 'Schlager' song... it will be 150 percent pure GRAVE DIGGER metal. Again we transferred the spirit of the '80s into the sound of 2012."
"Clash Of The Gods" track listing:
02. God Of Terror
03. Hell Dog
05. Clash Of The Gods
06. Death Angel & The Grave Digger
07. Walls Of Sorrow
08. Call Of The Sirens
09. Warriors Revenge
10. With The Wind
11. Home At Last
Bonus tracks on digibook version:
12. Saints Of The Broken Souls
13. Zurück Nach Haus ("Home At Last" German version)
"Home At Last" track listing:
01. Home At Last
02. Rage Of The Savage Beast (non-album track)
03. Metal Will Never Die (non-album track)
04. Ballad Of A Hangman (live in Wacken 2010)
05. Excalibur (live in Wacken 2010)
06. Heavy Metal Breakdown (live in Wacken 2010)
GRAVE DIGGER last fall extended its contract with Napalm Records. The band said in a statement, "Napalm is a small and hard-working team that is as effective and productive as a company of 70 people. Always reachable and competent, they work with their artists individually. These are the strengths of Napalm, and that is why we have signed a deal for three more records under the Napalm banner."
"The Clans Are Still Marching", the latest DVD from GRAVE DIGGER, entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 56 (German chart rules allow music DVDs to enter album charts).
GRAVE DIGGER's latest album, "The Clans Will Rise Again", was released in Europe on October 1, 2010 via Napalm Records. The CD was recorded between mid-May 2010 and mid-July 2010 at the Meadow Studios, which is owned by GRAVE DIGGER's new guitarist Axel Ritt, and Principal Studios, where all of GRAVE DIGGER albums since 1995's "Heart Of Darkness" have been tracked. It was produced by Chris Boltendahl and mixed by Jörg Umbreit.
JUNE 24th 2012
HALESTORM "I MISS THE MISERY" VIDEO RELEASE
"I Miss The Misery", the new video from HALESTORM can be seem below. The track is the third single from the band's sophomore album, "The Strange Case Of…", which made a stunning No. 1 debut on Billboard's "Hard Rock Albums" chart, while also making a Top 15 entry onto The Billboard 200. In addition, "The Strange Case Of…" has proven a top 10 success on both the "Rock Albums" and "Alternative Albums" rankings.
Produced by Howard Benson (who previously collaborated with HALESTORM on their self-titled 2009 debut), "The Strange Case Of…" includes such explosive tracks as "Here's To Us", which shot to No. 1 on iTunes' "Top Rock Songs" chart after being featured in a February 2012 episode of Fox's hit series "Glee".
HALESTORM made history with its last single, "Love Bites (So Do I)". The track ascended to No. 1 at Active Rock radio outlets nationwide, marking the first ever female-fronted group to top the format's airplay ranking.
JUNE 23rd 2012
KISS REVEIL NEW SINGLE
"HELL OR HALLELUJAH" ARTWORK
The artwork for the new KISS single, "Hell Or Hallelujah", can be seen below. The track, which is expected to be released next week, was previously described by KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley as "uptempo" and "very definitive."
"Hell Or Hallelujah" comes off KISS' new album, "Monster", which is scheduled for a fall release. The CD was again produced by the Stanley and is, in KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons' words, "either the best or one of the top three records we've ever done. It's like 'Revenge' meets 'Destroyer' — just guitar and drums, nothing else. No keyboards, no little boys' choir, no strings, no nothing. Band-written; literally we'd get in and strum guitars like the old days." The album "was written very fast," according to Simmons and includes one track, "Are You Ready?", that he describes as, "an old song that was torn apart and re-written." Other songtitles set to appear on the CD include "It's A Long Way Down", "Back To The Stone Age", "Shout Mercy", "Out Of This World" and "Wall Of Sound".
"I wasn't interested in making an album unless I was in charge and no one agreed to it half-heartedly," Stanley told Classic Rock magazine. "The band's all there, all the time, and we cut the tracks all facing each other in the same room. Chemistry and camaraderie, that's essential. That's what made [2009's] 'Sonic Boom' so great, and this album is thunderously better."
"Monster" will be accompanied by a "monstrous book" of the same name, an over-sized art book that Simmons told Billboard magazine "should weigh 100 pounds or more" and come with its own stand. "It's something you can't put on your coffee table, 'cause it'll crush it. It IS the coffee table."
JUNE 22nd 2012
WEST OF HELL SHOW DEBUT NEW ALBUM
West of Hell is a heavy metal band that was formed in West Auckland, New Zealand. Their objective was to create a sound that would preserve their legendary influences, whilst having modern elements. This perfect blend would evolve the music boldly into the future of Metal.
LIVE AT RICKSHAW and The Invisible Orange present:
WEST OF HELL (Facebook.com/westofhell) presenting their new album “Spiral Empire”
$10 + s/c in advance
Saturday June 23, 2012
254 East Hastings Street
Vancouver BC, BC V6A 1P1
JUNE 22nd 2012
GRAVE REVEAL NEW ALBUM ART
Swedish death metal legends GRAVE will release their 10th studio album Endless Procession Of Souls on August 27th in Europe and on August 28th in North America via Century Media Records. Recorded at Studio Soulless, Endless Procession Of Souls promises to be yet another death metal masterpiece in GRAVE's revered catalog, featuring ten tracks of uncompromising no-bullshit death metal, flawlessly executed by the sole survivors of the real legendary Swedish Dödsmetal scene. Endless Procession Of Souls combines the brutality of GRAVE's last two studio albums with the groove of Soulless and--of corpse--a lethal dose of Into The Grave darkness.
To give fans their first preview of Endless Procession Of Souls, the band has now revealed the track-listing and cover artwork for their new album. The art was once again made by the experienced hands of Costin Chioreanu, who also worked with GRAVE on the two preceding studio albums. Costin has not only done the cover artwork, but also some extra art for the inside of the CD booklet and the vinyl.
Endless Procession Of Souls track-listing:
2.Amongst Marble And The Dead
5.Passion Of The Weak
6.Winds Of Chains
7.Encountering The Divine
9.Plague Of Nations
In support of this upcoming release, GRAVE will be touring North America with MORBID ANGEL and DARK FUNERAL this September/October. All upcoming tour dates are below, so check to see when GRAVE will be coming to a city near you!
MORBID ANGEL, DARK FUNERAL, GRAVE tour dates
Sept 20 - Charlotte, NC - The Casbah **DARK FUNERAL and GRAVE only**
Sept 21 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
Sept 22 - Louisville, KY - Headliner's Music Hall
Sept 23 - Columbus, OH - Screamin Willie's
Sept 24 - Washington, DC - Howard Theater
Sept 25 - Albany, NY -Bogie's
Sept 26 - New York City - B.B. King's
Sept 27 - Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar
Sept 28 - Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero
Sept 29 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
Sept 30 - Montreal, QUE - Club Soda
Oct 1 - Toronto, ONT - Opera House
Oct 2 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
Oct 3 - Detroit, MI - Blondie's
Oct 4 - Joliet, Il - Mojoe's
Oct 5 - St. Paul, MN - Station 4
Oct 6 - Des Moines, IA - Peoples Court
Oct 7 - Englewood, CO - Gothic Theater
Oct 8 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
Oct 10 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
Oct 11 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
Oct 12 - San Francisco, CA - Slim's
Oct 13 - Sacramento, CA - Ace Of Spades
Oct 14 - Anaheim, CA - The Grove
Oct 15 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
Oct 16 - El Paso, TX - House of Rock
Oct 17 - Dallas, TX - Trees
Oct 18 - Houston, TX - Scout Bar
Oct 19 - San Antonio, TX - Backstage Live
Oct 21 - St. Louis. MO - The Firebird **DARK FUNERAL and GRAVE only**
Oct 22 - Lansing, MI - The Blackened Moon **DARK FUNERAL and GRAVE only**
Oct 23 - Buffalo, NY - Broadway Joe's **DARK FUNERAL and GRAVE only**
JUNE 22nd 2012
KAMELOT ANNOUNCE NEW SINGER
American/German symphonic metallers KAMELOT have announced the addition of Scandinavian singer Tommy Karevik to the group's ranks.
The general public may not be overly familiar with the 30-year-old Swede Karevik, but people in the industry know him as the immensely talented frontman of the Swedish band SEVENTH WONDER.
Commented KAMELOT guitarist Thomas Youngblood: "We had around 800 candidates for the vacant position, among them a number of really renowned musicians, and having to reject them really wasn't easy. We want to thank all the applicants, thank you for your understanding and we wish you all lots of success in the future!"
In their search for a new singer, Youngblood found YouTube to be an amazing tool: "I listened to a clip of a studio production featuring Tommy and have to confess that his performance really amazed me," he said. "His approach to melodies and themes suits KAMELOT perfectly, and during our European shows we had plenty of opportunity to find out what a great guy he is."
Tommy first appeared as one of the guest singers on KAMELOT's very successful 2011 Pandemonium World Tour (see footage below). Tommy states: "The tour was a lot of fun and I met a lot of nice people and got some good experience. The guys were super nice and we had a great time together! By then I was really into the band's music and had fallen in love with the amazingly loyal and dedicated fans at every show."
Karevik is thrilled about his new position. "I am so honored to now be a part of this family and I can`t wait to move into the new era of the band together with the guys," he said. "I fully understand that this comes with great responsibility and that it will be a big challenge for me as a singer as well as a person, but you can rest assured I will give it my all. From this day, a new journey has begun and I am really eager to meet you all along the way to share my passion for this music!"
JUNE 21st 2012
IAN GILLAN & TONY IOMMI DEBUT "WHOCARES"
DEEP PURPLE's Ian Gillan and BLACK SABBATH's Tony Iommi took everybody by surprise in 2011 by releasing a charity single, "Out Of My Mind", renewing the collaboration that led the pair to record an album in 1984, "Born Again", under the BLACK SABBATH moniker. For the occasion, the two rock legends called a few friends and were soon joined by Jason Newsted (METALLICA, VOIVOD, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM), Jon Lord (DEEP PURPLE) and Nicko McBrain (IRON MAIDEN). Not only jamming together for the sheer fun of things, this new project has united for a cause — rebuilding and helping the music school in Gyumari, Armenia. The single was a joyful and inspired moment. Iommi and Gillan have now decided to make WHOCARES an album for their devoted fans. Classic songs and a lot of rarities and unreleased material in two CDs of fantastic rare music.
The single was a joyful and inspired moment. The spark to bring Iommi and Gillan in a studio, together again was to finance the rebuilding of a music school in Armenia they had visited together on various occasions in past years.
Far from being a spectacular charity project, WHOCARES was a nice gesture, done with class, from two musicians with nothing to prove, willing to support music, where music is considered a luxury.
"As I said once in the song 'Razzle Dazzle' (DEEP PURPLE's 'Bananas' album), 'It's a real fine line between an orgy of destruction and a wonderful time,'" Gillan tells PanArmenian.net about the forthcoming CD. "The destruction of conformity in this case: Some of these pieces never really fitted into their contemporary program and got side-lined or forgotten, and some of the album tracks never had much exposure. As the track listing for this album came together, I noticed many of the titles had character similarities; a combination of freshness as they finally felt the sun on their backs and rebellion in a 'yeah told you so' kind of way. And that adds up to a wonderful time. And that adds up to more money for the music school we are building in Armenia."
"And what about WHOCARES… this ad-hoc benefit band put together by Tony Iommi and myself on a flight home from Yerevan, where we'd been deeply humbled by the honors and expectations bestowed upon us. Well that's it really, in a nutshell, so to speak, what more can I say; it's all there in the music."
Among the tracks set to appear on the upcoming album are the two original WHOCARES songs; DEEP PURPLE's unreleased studio jam "Dick Pimple"; a song from REPO DEPO (a band Ian Gillan formed before the DEEP PURPLE reunion which never released any material); two previously unreleased songs from Tony Iommi featuring Glenn Hughes; obscure collaborations, B-sides lost on seven-inch vinyl; and exclusive live versions recorded live on radio.
The album is set for release on July 13 via earMUSIC..
01. WHOCARES "Out Of My Mind" (fi rst time on an album)
Featuring Jon Lord, Linde Lindström (HIM), Jason Newsted (METALLICA), Nicko McBrain (IRON MAIDEN)
02. BLACK SABBATH "Zero The Hero"
03. Ian Gillan feat. Iommi, Ian Paice and Roger Glover "Trashed"
04. M. Rakintzis feat. Ian Gillan "Get Away" (fi rst release on a Gillan album, only released in Greece before)
05. Tony Iommi feat. Glenn Hughes "Slip Away" (fi rst time on CD)
06. Gillan "Don’t Hold Me Back"
07. Ian Gillan "She Thinks It’s A Crime" (vinyl single B-side, fi rst time on CD)
08. Repo Depo feat. Ian Gillan "Easy Come, Easy Go" (previously unreleased)
09. DEEP PURPLE feat. Ronnie James Dio "Smoke On The Water" (live with the Royal Philaarmonic Orchestra)
01. WHOCARES "Holy Water" (fi rst time on an album)
Featuring Jon Lord, Linde Lindström (HIM), Jason Newsted (METALLICA), Nicko McBrain (IRON MAIDEN)
02. BLACK SABBATH "Anno Mundi"
03. Tony Iommi feat. Glenn Hughes "Let it Down Easy" (fi rst time on CD)
04. Ian Gillan "Hole in My Vest" (7" vinyl single B-side, fi rst time on CD)
05. Gillan & Glover feat. Dr. John "Can’t Believe You Wanna Leave me"
06. Ian Gillan & The Javelins "Can I Get A Witness"
07. Garth Rockett & The Moonshiners aka IG "No Laughing in Heaven" (rare track)
08. Ian Gillan "When A Blind Man Cries" (Live at Absolute Radio, previously unreleased)
09. DEEP PURPLE "Dick Pimple"
JUNE 21st 2012
AGNOSTIC FROST "30 YEARS OF NYHC" TOUR
Agnostic Front will kick off its highly anticipated run of “30 Years of NYHC” shows tomorrow night in Clifton, N.J. The legendary hardcore punk pioneer with celebrate 30 years of one of music’s most passionate lifestyles, New York hardcore, by performing the classic Live At CBGB set in its entirety at each of the shows. The slew of East Coast dates will wrap up on July 5th at Webster Hall in NYC at the CBGB’s Music Festival.
Commented vocalist, Roger Miret, “We are highly anticipating these next eight shows to perform our classic Live At CBGB set list for our 30 Year Anniversary shows! We will kick off these dates with Wisdom In Chains, Sheer Terror and many other newer bands, and end the mini-tour in NYC at the first ever CBGB's Festival. It will be amazing! “For the NYC show, we will be sharing the stage with Madball, Murphy's Law and Maximum Penalty! The very last Sunday CBGB's matinee featured Madball and Murphy’s Law, so it will be cool to be the Festival’s opening night! See you in the pit!
” “30 Years of NYHC” dates…
June 22 – Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz
June 23 – Frederick, MD @ Café 611 Restaurant
June 24 – Reading, PA @ Reverb
June 28 – Pittsfield, MA @ Chameleons
June 29 – Rochester, NY @ Dubland Underground
June 30 – Cortlandt Manor, NY @ Popeye’s Pub
July 1 – Atlantic City, NJ @ The Boneyard
July 5 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
JUNE 21st 2012
GOJIRA TRACK BY TRACK
BREAKDOWN ON NEW ALBUM
The first in a series of video clips in which guitarist/vocalist Joseph Duplantier of French progressive metallers GOJIRA, gives a trakc-by-track breakdown of the band's fifth album, "L'Enfant Sauvage", can be seen here. The CD, which is available for streaming in its entirety at Australia's TheMusic.com.au web site, will be released on June 26 via Roadrunner Records.
"L'Enfant Sauvage" (which translates to "The Wild Child") features 11 tracks of mind-bending, thunderous metal. The CD was recorded at Spin Recording Studios in Long Island City, New York with co-producer Josh Wilbur (LAMB OF GOD).
In a recent interview with Metalshrine, Joseph Duplantier stated about the new album title, "We couldn't call it 'The Wild Child', because it's hard to translate 'L'Enfant Sauvage'. It's not really the wild child as understood in English, because a wild child for me, has an aspect like someone out of control somehow. 'L'Enfant Sauvage' in French… 'Sauvage' is something that is not educated or something that is like free and completely free in nature. A wild flower that goes wherever she wants and becomes something beautiful. The idea with 'L'Enfant Sauvage' is like with a human that would grow up in nature, raised by wolves, for example, without the influence from others and the influence from institutions or society in general. Without a social security number. [laughs] Not even a name. This is what you are and I am on the inside, right? How much the education and the culture, emotions and the guilt are interacting with us and it changes us and how far are we from this pure child inside? That's the question we had on this album."
A special collector's package of "L'Enfant Sauvage" will feature two bonus tracks and a double-colored vinyl version of the record, along with an exclusive t-shirt.
"L'Enfant Sauvage" track listing:
02. L'Enfant Sauvage
03. The Axe
04. Liquid Fire
05. The Wild Healer
06. Planned Obsolescence
07. Mouth Of Kala
08. The Gift Of Guilt
09. Pain Is A Master
10. Born In Winter
11. The Fall
GOJIRA will release a new DVD/Blu-ray, "The Flesh Alive", in the U.S. on July 31 via Mascot. The set will be made available in the following formats:
* Blu-ray+CD with free poster
The three-disc "The Flesh Alive" chronicles the making of GOJIRA's 2008 album, "The Way Of All Flesh", and the touring activity that followed the CD's release.
JUNE 20th 2012
MONSTER ENERGY AFTERSHOCK FESTIVAL
The first annual Monster Energy Aftershock Festival, presented by California's rock station 98 Rock, is set for Sunday, September 23 at Discovery Park in downtown Sacramento, California. The initial lineup for the full-day rock festival includes STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, DEFTONES, BUSH, CHEVELLE, HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD, THEORY OF A DEADMAN, OLEANDER, ESCAPE THE FATE, OTHERWISE, GEMINI SYNDROME and more.
Tickets go on sale Friday, June 22 at 10:00 a.m. PT at AftershockConcert.com, Ticketmaster.com and at all Ticketmaster outlets. A special 98 "Rock Mob" ticket pre-sale is available from Wednesday, June 20 at 10:00 a.m. PT through Thursday, June 21 at midnight PT.
General-admission tickets for Monster Energy Aftershock Festival are available for as low as $49.50 plus fees and VIP tickets can be purchased for $99.50 plus fees. VIP tickets include: VIP entrance to venue; access to VIP lounge area featuring dedicated bar, beverage and food service; viewing of main stage (seated and standing areas); seated area with shade for dining and private restroom facilities; and a VIP guest laminate.
"When you're bringing a new rock festival to any city, it's important to have a great local radio partner, and a strong feeder system of stations to support the show," says festival creator/producer Danny Wimmer of Arms Division Concerts/DWP/Right Arm Entertainment. "Sacramento has this and more. Its deep foundation in rock — including bands like DEFTONES and OLEANDER, music executives coming out of the area, and vital stations like KDOT, KBRE, and our partner station 98 Rock — proves that rock is a mainstay in Northern California."
Discovery Park is conveniently located in downtown Sacramento, where the American River meets the Sacramento River. Gates for the Monster Energy Aftershock Festival open at 11:00 a.m. and the show starts at noon.
JUNE 19th 2012
ROB ZOMBIE "MONDO SEX HEAD" RELEASE
Rob Zombie will release a new remix album titled Mondo Sex Head this August. Mondo Sex Head will see some of today’s top DJs — including Korn’s Jonathan “JDevil” Davis, Photek, the Bloody Beetroots, Drumcorps and Ki:Theory — putting their own signature spins on a selection of Zombie’s classic cuts.
“I like the idea of taking songs and reconfiguring them,” said Zombie about the album, who also revealed that the album will be preceded by two separate, digital-only EPs, with tracks taken from Mondo Sex Head and exclusive bonus tracks.
Mondo Sex Head is due out August 7 via Universal Music Enterprises.
01. White Zombie – Thunder Kiss ’65 (JDevil Number Of The Beast Remix)
02. Living Dead Girl (Photek Remix)
03. Let It All Bleed Out (Document One Remix)
04. Foxy Foxy (Ki:Theory Remix)
05. White Zombie – More Human Than Human (Big Black Delta Remix)
06. Dragula (††† Remix)
07. Pussy Liquor (Ki:Theory Remix)
08. Lords of Salem (Das Kaptial)
09. Never Gonna Stop (Drumcorps Acid Remix)
10. Superbeast (Kraddy Remix)
11. Devil’s Hole Girls (Tobias Enhus Remix ft. The Jane Cornish String Quartet)
12. Burn (The Bloody Beetroots Motherfucker Remix)
13. Mars Needs Women (Griffin Boice Remix)
JUNE 19th 2012
ROCKSTAR UPROAR ANNOUNCE
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival has announced details for the 2012 Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands powered by Imagen Records. Beginning Tuesday, June 19, unsigned bands can enter to win a chance to play live on the Ernie Ball Stage in their market this August and September. In addition, finalists will compete for the grand prize, which includes a coveted spot on the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival, the opportunity to record an EP with legendary producer Jay Baumgardner at NRG Recording Studios in Hollywood, CA, $10,000 worth of music gear and other prizes.
This year’s judges for the Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands powered by Imagen Records include: Jose Mangin from Sirius XM, Zacky Vengeance, guitarist of Avenged Sevenfold, legendary producer/mixer Jay Baumgardner, and music industry veteran Bill McGathy.
Visit www.RockstarUPROAR.com/UPROARTV to see a video clip of Chris Jericho of Fozzy, Shinedown, Godsmack, Papa Roach and more bands from this year’s tour talking about the Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands powered by Imagen Records.
The third annual Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival will run from August 17 in Kansas City, MO through September 30 in Albuquerque, NM. The trek will include 2011 Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands winner Mindset Evolution. The Peoria, IL band recorded an EP with legendary rock producer Jay Baumgardner at NRG Studios in North Hollywood as part of last year’s grand prize package and is excited to hit the road in August. Lead vocalist Rob Ulrich says, “Winning the Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands has been a life changing experience for us. It really kickstarted our career, giving us some amazing opportunities. We had an incredible experience recording our EP with Jay [Baumgardner] and can’t wait to tear it up on UPROAR!”
Each tour market’s winning band will be eligible to compete for the grand prize. One band will be chosen by the panel of judges to win the Grand Prize package from the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival, Ernie Ball Music Man and Imagen.
The grand prize package includes:
- A coveted spot to play live on the entire 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival
- Record an EP with legendary producer/mixer Jay Baumgardner at world famous NRG Recording Studios in North Hollywood, CA
- $10,000 worth of music gear
- Professional photo shoot with rock photographer Lisa Johnson
- Exclusive editorial feature in Revolver Magazine
- Music video by video director Strati Hovartos (www.stratihovartos.com)
- Featured content on Loudwire.com
- One year supply of Ernie Ball Strings
- One year supply of Rockstar Energy Drink
JUNE 18th 2012
IN THIS MOMENT UNVEIL NEW ALBUM DETAILS
Southern California's IN THIS MOMENT will release its fourth album, "Blood", on August 14 via longtime label Century Media Records. The CD was once again produced by Kevin Churko, who has previously worked with OZZY OSBOURNE and FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, among others.
IN THIS MOMENT began work on the new album just a few months following the departures of drummer Jeff Fabb and guitarist Blake Bunzel, who left the band late last year in order to join the backing group of "American Idol" finalist James Durbin. Fabb and Bunzel have since been replaced by Tom Hane (THYATEIRA) and Randy Weitzel (FLATLINE, 3/13, AMERICAN MASSACRE), respectively.
"Blood" track listing:
01. Rise With Me
05. You're Gonna Listen
06. It Is Written
10. From The Ashes
11. Beast Within
13. The Blood Legion
JUNE 15th 2012
DYING FETUS RELEASE NEW VIDEO
"From Womb To Waste", the new video from Maryland extreme metallers DYING FETUS, can be seen below. The clip, which features 12 camera angles from last month's live show at Maryland Deathfest at Sonar in Baltimore, Maryland, was filmed and directed by Scott Hansen (ANIMALS AS LEADERS, A DAY TO REMEMBER).
"From Womb To Waste" comes off DYING FETUS's new album, "Reign Supreme", which will be released on June 17 via Relapse Records. The CD, which was recorded at Wrightway Studios in Baltimore with longtime producer Steve Wright (SLIPKNOT, MISERY INDEX), will feature nine tracks and is "a 'return to roots,' with production focused slightly more on slam than in the band's last few works," according to a press release. "Thematically, the album is set to be a good old-fashioned piece of social and political commentary in the style of DYING FETUS as we have come to know."
Commented DYING FETUS guitarist/vocalist John Gallagher: "The last album had some groove in it, but [it] was basically a lot of tech; this one is a return to form of older DYING FETUS albums, so to speak — more modern production, though, of course. Everything's tight, the sound is crushing, the drums are amazing."
JUNE 15th 2012
LAMB OF GOD RELEASE NEW VIDEO
"Desolation", the new video from Richmond, Virginia metallers LAMB OF GOD, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's latest album, "Resolution", which has sold 117,000 copies in the United States since its January release.
"Resolution" sold around 52,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 3 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band's previous CD, "Wrath", opened with around 68,000 units back in March 2009 to enter the chart at No. 2. This figure was roughly in line with the first-week tally registered by 2006's "Sacrament", which shifted around 63,000 units to debut at No. 8. It also represented almost double the amount of records sold by its predecessor, "Ashes Of The Wake", which premiered with 35,000 copies in September 2004.
"Resolution" was released in the U.S. via Epic and internationally through Roadrunner Records. The CD was recorded at various studios in Virginia and New York with producer Josh Wilbur, who worked on the band's last effort, 2009's "Wrath".
"Resolution" features 14 songs and comes in a digipack with artwork by longtime art director Ken Adams.
"Resolution" track listing:
01. Straight For The Sun
03. Ghost Walking
05. The Undertow
06. The Number Six
11. Terminally Unique
12. To The End
14. King Me
JUNE 14th 2012
ICED EARTH ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
ICED EARTH will be touring North America starting next week, hitting the road with VOLBEAT, HELLYEAH, and THE SIXXIS for an extensive 5-week trek. In regards to this upcoming tour, Jon Schaffer (rhythm, lead and acoustic guitars/backing vocals) comments: "I'm completely stoked, VOLBEAT is one of my all-time favorite bands, and Michael and the boys are great people. There is a lot of mutual respect and admiration, and I think we are in for a hell of a good time! This will be a package that won't soon be forgotten, I'm sure of that."
ICED EARTH will be touring in support of their critically acclaimed 10th studio album, Dystopia. Released last year via Century Media Records, Dystopia debuted at #67 on the Billboard chart and has since received rave reviews from fans and critics alike, with Revolver Magazine naming it one of the 20 Best Albums of 2011 and declaring, "Twenty years after releasing their self-titled debut, this Florida fivesome has never sounded better."
To commemorate the tour, ICED EARTH are releasing a limited tour edition of Dystopia. Currently available only at the merchandise stands on the tour, the 2-disc Dystopia Tour Edition contains the original full-length album, as well as b-side covers of IRON MAIDEN "The Trooper" and BLACK SABBATH "Mob Rules," as well as the classic 17-minute ICED EARTH track "Dante's Inferno" re-recorded with vocalist Stu Block. The bonus disc also contains both music videos from Dystopia - the title track and "Anthem" - as well as a 'Making of Dystopia' studio interview with the band, and exclusive cell phone skins and desktop backgrounds.
All upcoming ICED EARTH tour dates are below, so check to see when they'll be coming to a city near you!
ICED EARTH tour dates feat. VOLBEAT, HELLYEAH, THE SIXXIS
6/18--Kool Haus--Toronto, ON
6/19--The Fillmore--Detroit, MI
6/20--Chameleon Club--Lancaster, PA **headlining off date**
6/21--House Of Blues--Boston, MA
6/22--Paramount Theatre--Huntington, NY
6/23--Northern Lights--Clifton Park, NY
6/25--House Of Blues--Chicago, IL **off date with HELLYEAH**
6/26--MYTH--St. Paul, MN
6/27--Burton Cummings Theatre--Winnipeg, MB
6/29--Crescent Point Place--Weyburn, SA
7/2--Shrine Auditorium--Billings, MT
7/3--Knitting Factory--Spokane, WA
7/5--Knitting Factory--Spokane, WA
7/6--Knitting Factory--Boise, ID
7/7--Knitting Factory--Reno, NV
7/8--Warfield Theatre--San Francisco, CA
7/10--The Grove of Anaheim--Anaheim, CA
7/11--Marquee Theatre--Tempe, AZ
7/12--House Of Blues--Las Vegas, NV
7/13--The Great Salt Air--Magna, UT
7/14--Mesa Theatre & Club--Grand Junction, CO **headlining off date**
7/15--Colorado Springs City Auditorium--Colorado Springs, CO
7/16--Sokol Auditorium--Omaha, NE **off date with VOLBEAT**
7/18--Sherman Theater--Stroudsburg, PA
7/19--Rams Head Live!--Baltimore, MD
7/22--Sherman Theater--Stroudsburg, PA
7/23--Norva Theater--Norfolk, VA
7/24--Rams Head Live!--Baltimore, MD
JUNE 14th 2012
MINISTRY RELEASE NEW VIDEO
"Ghouldiggers", the new video from MINISTRY, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's new album, "Relapse", which sold 3,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 193 on The Billboard 200 chart. Issued on March 26, the CD was recorded last fall at mianman Al Jourgensen's industrial compound studio in with his favorite co-conspirators Mike Scaccia (RIGOR MORTIS), Tony Campos (STATIC-X, SOULFLY), Tommy Victor (PRONG) and Casey Orr (RIGOR MORTIS, GWAR).
In support of "Relapse", MINISTRY will perform five major North American concerts this June — Denver, Los Angeles, New York and two shows in Chicago — as part of the DeFibRiLlaTouR 2012 world tour.
The band's touring lineup includes:
* Al Jourgensen - Vocals, Guitar
* Mike Scaccia (RIGOR MORTIS) - Guitar
* Casey Orr (RIGOR MORTIS) - Bass
* John Bechdel (KILLING JOKE, FEAR FACTORY) - Keyboards
* Aaron Rossi (REVOLTING COCKS) - Drums
* Sin Quirin (REVOLTING COCKS) - Guitar
SOULFLY bassist Tony Campos will not perform with MINISTRY due to scheduling conflicts.
JUNE 13th 2012
FOZZY NEW ALBUM COVER AND TITLE
FOZZY, the band featuring WWE wrestling superstar Chris Jericho and STUCK MOJO mastermind Rich "The Duke" Ward, has set "Sin And Bones" as the title of the follow-up to 2010's "Chasing The Grail", due on August 14 (one day earlier internationally) via the group's new label, Century Media Records. The cover artwork for the CD can be seen below.
Speaking to U.K.'s Metal Hammer magazine, Jericho stated about how the new album title came about, "It's actually pretty funny. It's such a deep title and it can mean a lot of things. But how it really came about was Rich was texting me, saying, 'Man, I've gotta eat something on this tour. I'm all skin and bones.' And 'skin and bones,' he missed the [letter] 'k' and it came out [as] 'sin and bones.' And I showed it to him. I go, 'Dude, what do you think of this as an album title?' And he was like, 'Yeah, it's perfect.'"
JUNE 13th 2012
MANOWAR REVEAL NEW ALBUM RELEASE
With the release of the band's new album, "The Lord Of Steel", only days away, MANOWAR has revealed that the exclusive pre-release of its 12th studio album will be a limited edition with exclusive artwork.
"Metal Hammer has shown a great understanding for MANOWAR and the special bond to our fans. They understand that we always strive to do something special for our Manowarriors and with great enthusiasm they have put a special magazine together," said MANOWAR bassist Joey DeMaio. "The 'Metal Hammer Steel Edition' and 'The Lord Of Steel - Hammer Edition' are a perfect match!"
"The Lord Of Steel - Hammer Edition" will first be released digitally on June 16 on www.thekingdomofsteel.com and in a limited variant "Steel Edition" of Metal Hammer #233 on June 26, exclusively from Metal Hammer U.K.
For the "Metal Hammer Steel Edition" featuring "The Lord Of Steel Hammer Edition", go to this location (international shipping options available).
"The Lord Of Steel" — which was mixed and mastered at Wisseloord Studios in the Netherlands with the help of longtime collaborators, mixing engineer Ronald Prent and Grammy Award-winning mastering engineer Darcy Proper — is blazing with pure power, untamed energy, and a sound as raw and wild as a force of nature. Track titles like "Annihilation" and "Hail, Kill And Die!" set the tone for a record that is packed with surprises. In contrast to the 2007 release "Gods Of War", this new album is not a concept album, yet each song tells a different story, retaining the MANOWAR vision of righteousness, honor and everything MANOWAR fans have come to know and love.
MANOWAR fans should expect to have "their heads completely blown off," said MANOWAR bassist Joey DeMaio in a recent interview, and explained that "this album is all about brutality and raw power!"
JUNE 12th 2012
FFDP RELEASE NEW VIDEO
"Coming Down", the new video from Las Vegas metallers FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, can be seen below. The visually arresting clip that addresses teen suicide was directed by Nick Peterson, with Randi Wilens serving as executive producer, in association with NXTdream Films LLC. The final screen of the music video offers a call to action in sharing, "Don't ignore the chance to get help for you or someone you know who might be in crisis. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline now at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), suicidepreventionlifeline.org."
Last week, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH announced a suicide prevention initiative promoting the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. In cooperation with the Lifeline, the band has filmed a public service announcement, which will be placed on all broadcast, cable and web outlets interested in supporting the initiative.
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH guitarist Zoltan Bathory shared, "Through support and awareness, suicide can be prevented. FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH is promoting the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to build awareness that there is support out there for those in need through the Lifeline's service, and others. This is an important initiative we have taken on to place it on the consciousness of the public that you are not alone when in need." Dr. John Draper, director of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline offered, "By sharing the message with their fans that suicide is preventable, the members of FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH will undoubtedly save lives. We are thrilled that they are helping get the word out about this valuable 24/7 service." The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is administered by Link2Health Solutions Inc., a wholly owned affiliate of the Mental Health Association of New York City.
The Metal Hammer Trespass America Festival has pledged $1.00 for every ticket sold this summer to provide for its network of crisis call centers. The 31-date tour, headlined by FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, will also feature KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, TRIVIUM, POP EVIL, EMMURE, GOD FORBID, and BATTLECROSS.
JUNE 12th 2012
MONSTER MAGNET TO PERFORM "SPINE OF GOD"
MONSTER MAGNET will perform its 1991 album, "Spine Of God", in its entirety on tour in November.
Commented MONSTER MAGNET mainman Dave Wyndorf: "'Spine' was our first full length album and a big learning experience for us. What I recall most, though was the subject matter. I was a teenager in the early '70s and my experiences and impressions of that time had stayed strong within me well into my mid-twenties. Like anyone, I would tell stories of my childhood days to new friends and acquaintances, but for some reason I could never really relate the almost mystical effect those days had on my adolescent mind.
"To me, the late '60s/early '70s were colorful, sexy, scary and WEIRD… but like, cool-weird, y'know? Biker movies, Acid Rock, Jim Steranko comics, the first BLACK SABBATH albums, THE STOOGES, HAWKWIND, black light posters, full frontal nudity, dope culture, muscle cars, the Manson murder trial, Hunter S. Thompson, Tom Wolfe, the Vietnam war and much, much more.
"I had some pretty strange adventures back then... hung out with some pretty strange characters as well. '60s Flower Power was dying, giving way to a hard-bitten, burned out new age. Yeah, the psychedelic imagery was still there… better than ever in fact. The drugs were there, too...MORE than ever, in fact. But the bottom line had changed...There was no political agenda with the New Jersey dirt bag-freak crowd I hung out with...no 'peace and love.' The whole point of the early '70s (it seemed to us) was to get as stoned as possible and blow our minds by any means necessary. And that's what we did.
"And I'm damned lucky to have kept my brain.
"In the late '80s, I began to write songs about my crazy teen-hood..it seemed to be the only way I could even adequately attempt to describe it... and when I joined MONSTER MAGNE, those songs became the foundation of the album, 'Spine Of God'. It's a distorted memoir of a time I thought would last forever but in reality was over before I could even understand it.
"Played in its entirety, 'Spine' is a noisy affair..fuzz boxes set on maximum, echo machines and phaze shifters morphing that distortion and carrying the stories of earth bound, Jersey burn-out culture into another dimension altogether. And, hey..if you listen close enough I swear you'll feel the paranoid shivers of that bad acid kicking in.
"This is going to be FUN, motherfuckers... Bring your earplugs!"
JUNE 11th 2012
SLASH TO GET STAR IN HOLLYWOOD
The Hollywood Chamber Of Commerce has announced that Slash will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday, July 10 in front of Hard Rock Café on Hollywood Blvd.
"Slash is widely considered one of the greatest rock guitarists of all time," said Ana Martinez, producer of the Hollywood Walk Of Fame ceremonies, "We are proud to place his name among the stars on our fabled Hollywood Walk Of Fame."
In celebration of the star dedication, Slash will perform at a private acoustic performance and exclusive question-and-answer session with Slash and Myles Kennedy at Hard Rock Café Hollywood Blvd. after the ceremony. Fans will have the opportunity to win tickets to the exclusive show by listening to KLOS 95.5 starting June 25.
Hard Rock has created a limited edition pin to commemorate the historic occasion of one of rock n roll's most iconic guitarists receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. Only 300 of these pins will be created and will be sold only at the Hard Rock Café Hollywood Blvd. with all proceeds benefitting the Los Angeles Youth Network and the Hollywood Historic Trust which maintains the iconic Hollywood Walk Of Fame.
Charlie Sheen, a neighbor and personal friend of Slash's who called himself a "Rock Star From Mars" when he underwent a public meltdown amid his firing from the CBS show "Two and a Half Men", will speak at Slash's induction ceremony.
JUNE 11th 2012
STONE SOUR ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM TITLE
STONE SOUR has set "House Of Gold And Bones" as the title of its fourth album, a two-part double concept effort which is being recorded at Sound Farm Studios, just outside STONE SOUR's home base of Des Moines, Iowa, with producer David Bottrill (TOOL, MUSE, STAIND). According to STONE SOUR singer Corey Taylor, part 1 will contain 12 songs and will be released in October via Roadrunner Records, with the second 12-track part to follow next year. Each disc will include one half of the story, the lyrics for which fans will have to visit the band's official web site. Taylor says, "Once I lock in the company who will help me put it together, there will be a comic book as well." Songtitles set to appear on the album include "Absolute Zero", "RU486", "A Rumor Of Skin" and "Taciturn".
When asked about the progress of the recording sessions for the fourth STONE SOUR album, Taylor told Kerrang! magazine at this past weekend's Download festival in England, "It's nearly done. We have about a week left of recording. I have a handful of vocals that I need to finish up. And then it's just going in and finishing up some guitars, some ear candy here and there. But it's fantastic. It's so immense. It's probably the biggest thing that I've tried to do. There's a lot of multimedia involved. There's a whole story that's gonna go along with the albums. And it's all under wraps right now. There's gonna be a bunch of big announcements next week that I'm gonna unleash on Twitter, and I'm just gonna start giving people more information, including the titles. But we're actually working on getting a comic together for DC Comics. We're trying to figure out how we can do it. And they've never done anything like this before, so it's gonna take some time. But hopefully… We're definitely gonna have a digital version up online and then probably a couple of months later the hard-copy version. So as a comic fan, I'm kind of losing my shit right now."
As previously reported, SKID ROW's Rachel Bolan laid down the bass tracks for the new STONE SOUR CD. He has described the material on the record as "fucking fierce."
JUNE 10th 2012
FOZZY SET NEW ALBUM TITLE
FOZZY, the band featuring WWE wrestling superstar Chris Jericho and STUCK MOJO mastermind Rich "The Duke" Ward, has set "Sin And Bones" as the title of the follow-up to 2010's "Chasing The Grail", due on August 13 via the group's new label, Century Media Records.
Speaking to Sophie K of Total Rock at this year's Download festival, which is being held June 8-10 at Donington Park in Leicestershire, United Kingdom, Jericho said about FOZZY's new CD, "Every artist says this, but it's definitely the best thing we've ever done. It kind of takes the FOZZY concept of what we do best, which is very heavy with very melodic choruses and a lot of harmonies. We're just super-proud of it. We worked on it for the last eight months."
He added, "We said we wanna make this like our 'black' album where all the songs kind of fit the same vibe. They're kind of darker lyrically, darker songs, but still catchy and hooky. So I'm really proud of the lyrics that I wrote for this. When I write lyrics, I give them to Rich Ward, and he takes them and writes riffs and songs based around what he feels the tone of the songs are. And I guess the lyrics I wrote are very dark, because it's a very dark record."
When asked if the "darker" vibe of the new album is reflection of personal things that might have gone on in his life, Jericho said, "I don't think so. I've just always been more attuned to that. Like, I write by songtitles. I read somewhere something about somebody woke up with a spider in their mouth. And I was like, 'Spider In My Mouth'. That's like the best title I could ever think of. So I wrote a bunch of lyrics that kind of fit that vibe. So a songtitle will lead… The first single is called 'Sandpaper'. And it's not about a piece of paper that you rub on your face that chafes you, it's just about an abrasive type of a feeling that you might have toward somebody. So it's just stuff like that. But we still sing it with a smile on our faces."
JUNE 8th 2012
BLACK TUSK HEADLINING EUROPEAN TOUR
Savannah, Georgia's BLACK TUSK, have confirmed that they will be heading back to Europe this summer for their first ever European headlining tour. Support on the tour will come from Okkultokrati. The tour is scheduled to begin July 8th in Köln, Germany and run through July 20th in Tonsberg, Norway with an appearance at Slottsfjell Fest.
BLACK TUSK are currently on the road and will be joining back up with Municipal Waste's headlining tour, which will also feature special guests 3 Inches of Blood. The dates with Municipal Waste run from June 11th in Anaheim, CA and wrap up June 26th in New York, NY.
BLACK TUSK Tour Dates:
6/7: San Diego, CA @ Ruby Room
6/9: Bakersfield, CA @ Stramler Park (Rockin Roots Festival)
With Municipal Waste and 3 Inches of Blood
6/11: Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
6/12: Hollywood, CA @ The Key Club
6/13: Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro Operahouse
6/15: Seattle, WA @ Neumos Crystal Ball Reading Room
6/16: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
6/21: Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Rock Club
6/22: Columbus, OH @ Screamin' Willies
"Orion Music + More Festival"
6/23: Atlantic City, NJ @ Bader Field
With Municipal Waste and 3 Inches of Blood
6/24: Albany, NY @ Bogies
6/25: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
6/26: New York, NY @ Santos Party House
European Tour With Okkultokrati
7/8: Köln, Germany @ MTC
7/10: Manchester, UK @ Star & Garter
7/11: London, UK @ Underworld
7/12: Amsterdam, Holland @ Winston
7/13: Stuttgart, Germany @ Juha West
7/14: München, Germany @ 59 to 1
7/15: Berlin, Germany @ Cassiopeia
7/16: Prague, Czech Rep @ 007
7/19: Gothenburg, Sweden @ Truckstop Alaska
7/20: Tonsberg, Norway @ Slottsfjell Fest
JUNE 7th 2012
HIGH ON FIRE PULL OUT OF ROCKSTAR MAYHEM
Oakland, CA metal band HIGH ON FIRE has announced that it will be forced to miss this summer's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival as celebrated front man and guitarist Matt Pike (also of SLEEP) enters treatment for alcohol rehabilitation. The award winning power trio (also featuring drummer Des Kensel and bassist Jeff Matz) will put its scheduled touring plans on hold indefinitely as Pike takes the necessary steps towards regaining his health.
"High on Fire would like to thank everyone involved with the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival for the opportunity to be a part of this year's tour," said the band in a statement.
"We regretfully will have to bow out as our friend and bandmate begins his recovery, but very much appreciate having been asked to be a part of this summer's festival run."
HIGH ON FIRE's new album De Vermis Mysteriis was released on April 3 via eOne Music and debuted at #61 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart in its first week of release. The album's charting position represents the highest of the band's storied 14 year career.
Mayhem is finalizing a replacement to be announced soon
JUNE 7th 2012
MEGADETH PELTED WITH ROCKS AT METALFEST
Megadeth performed an abbreviated set on Tuesday, June 5 at the Metalfest Open Air at Zadar Beach in Zadar, Croatia after members of crowd were flipping off the band and throwing stones and bottles at Megadeth following the cancelation of two of the festival's other main-stage acts.
Although there has been no official statement on the matter, it appears that Dark Tranquillity was forced to pull out of the event due to "technical problems," while W.A.S.P. refused to play following a rumored backstage disagreement with Megadeth over other technical issues.
Video footage of the mayhem from last night's concert can be seen below.
JUNE 6th 2012
SAMMY HAGER HONORED WITH "VOICE OF ROCK" AWARD
Legendary rocker Sammy Hagar (VAN HALEN, CHICKENFOOT) will receive "The Voice Of Rock" award at Vegas Rocks! Magazine's third annual Vegas Rocks! Magazine Awards! Also scheduled to be honored is WHITESNAKE/ex-DEEP PURPLE singer David Coverdale. The event will celebrate Vegas Rocks! Magazine's eight-year anniversary and will be held on Sunday, August 26 at the Joint inside the Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
Vegas Rocks! Magazine Awards will be hosted by the "publishing queen of rock and roll" Sally Steele, Vegas Rocks! Magazine founder/CEO and will be preceded by a "grand rock and roll royal red-carpet media event" with appearances by some of the most famous rock artists in the music industry. Many national media outlets will be at the event’s rock and roll royal red carpet this year and the event will be filmed live for VegasRocksTV.com. The event will focus on the local Las Vegas rock scene as well as rock legends of the past and present to receive and present awards.
Tickets are only $26 and can be purchased in person at the Hard Rock Hotel box office (800-693-ROCK) or by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000.
For more information, go to www.vegasrocks.com.
JUNE 5th 2012
KISS "MONSTER" BOOK UPDATE
KISS' official web site, KissOnline.com, the members of KISS got an up-close-and-personal look at a "finished proof" of the massive KISS "Monster" book last week and were quite impressed. Bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons was quoted as saying, "It's fantastic!" After vocalist/guitarist Paul Stanley had his first look, he said, "This book is way beyond my expectations. The photos are incredible at this size. It's not a coffee table book, it's a coffee table!"
The KISS "Monster" book is a retrospective featuring all the different eras of KISS in makeup, starting in the early years and continuing on to present day. "We selected photos that captured the absolute essence of being in and around a KISS concert," says guitarist Tommy Thayer.
"Ten different editions will be dedicated personally to the KISS Army of the biggest countries we've toured throughout the world," Tommy continues. "Each edition will feature a different cover featuring the flag of that nation and inside each book there will be a personally signed, dated and numbered dedication page from the band."
The book is presently being custom printed in Italy at EBS Editoriale Bortolazzi Stei, one of the finest book manufacturers in the world. Each individual copy will be handmade with no machines involved in the finishing and binding of the book. Each book will have a character and feel of its own, at the same time retaining explicit high production standards.
KISS will officially unveil the "Monster" book in July.
JUNE 4th 2012
HATEBREED ANNOUNCE HEADLINING TOUR
HATEBREED have announced the "10 Years Of Perseverance" fall tour, a United States headline tour to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the band's 2002 major-label debut, "Perseverance". The trek will feature direct support from WHITECHAPEL and special guests ALL SHALL PERISH and DEEZ NUTS, and kick off on September 13 in Clifton Park, New York. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, June 8. In addition, an exclusive pre-sale will begin on Wednesday, June 6. HATEBREED will also be offering an exclusive VIP Diehard Package that includes a meet-and-greet, commemorative diehard laminate, poster and more! Make sure to head over to www.hatebreed.com/VIP for all ticketing and VIP Diehard details.
"Perseverance" is recognized worldwide as a landmark album in HATEBREED's musical catalog — an album that skyrocketed the band to immediate leader-of-the-pack status. Released on March 26, 2002, the band's second full-length studio album blasted open the doors of American DIY hardcore in mainstream culture with songs such as "I Will Be Heard", "A Call For Blood" and the album's title track, "Perseverance". Since the release of "Perseverance", the fusion of hardcore and metal has been emulated and evolved relentlessly, but never duplicated with the same originality and brutality that HATEBREED accomplished with their first major-label release.
"Perseverance" debuted within the top 50 of The Billboard 200 chart and has since gone on to sell roughly half a million copies worldwide.
HATEBREED with WHITECHAPEL, ALL SHALL PERISH and DEEZ NUTS:
Sep. 13 - Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
Sep. 14 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Sep. 15 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
Sep. 16 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Sep. 17 Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom
Sep. 18 - Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
Sep. 19 Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
Sep. 20 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
Sep. 21 - Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
Sep. 22 - Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
Sep. 23 - Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House
Sep. 24 - Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House
Sep. 25 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market
Sep. 26 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
Sep. 27 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
Sep. 28 - San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
Sep. 29 - Pomona, CA @ The Fox Theater
Sep. 30 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Oct. 01 - Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
Oct. 03 - Austin, TX @ Emo's East
Oct. 04 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
Oct. 05 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
Oct. 06 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
Oct. 07 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Oct. 08 - Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligans
Oct. 09 - Charlotte, NC @ Amos' Southend
Oct. 10 - Richmond, VA @ The National
Oct. 11 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
Oct. 12 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
JUNE 3rd 2012
MARILYN MANSON PRO FOOTAGE ROCK AM RING
Professionally filmed video footage of MARILYN MANSON's June 1 performance at the Rock Am Ring festival in Nürburgring, Germany can be seen below.
MARILYN MANSON's new album, "Born Villain", sold 38,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 10 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD arrived in stores on May 1 via Cooking Vinyl and Manson's own label Hell, Etc.
MARILYN MANSON's previous album, "The High End Of Low", opened with 49,000 units back in May 2009 to debut at position No. 4 on The Billboard 200 chart. This was roughly half of the first-week tally registered by 2007's "Eat Me, Drink Me", which landed at No. 8 after selling 88,000 copies.
MARILYN MANSON's 2003 album, "The Golden Age Of Grotesque", entered the chart at No. 1 with first-week sales of 118,000.
Marilyn Manson's new video, "No Reflection", was directed by Lukas Ettlin, who previously worked with Manson on the award-winning "Personal Jesus" clip.
Manson last September unveiled a new music video for the song "Born Villain" directed by actor Shia LaBeouf.
JUNE 2nd 2012
SLIPKNOT HEADLINE KNOTFEST
SLIPKNOT will headline the inaugural installment of their own festival, Knotfest, on Friday, August 17 at Mid America Motorplex in Pacific Junction, Iowa.
LAMB OF GOD
Tickets go on sale on Friday, June 8 at 10:00 a.m. CDT.
As previously announced SLIPKNOT's greatest-hits album, "Antennas To Hell", is scheduled for release on July 17 via Roadrunner Records.
There is no word yet on which tracks will be included on "Antennas To Hell", and if it will contain any previously unheard music or other bonus content.
SLIPKNOT will headline the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival tour this summer in the U.S., starting on June 30 in Devore, California.
JUNE 1st 2012
"EPIC KINGS & IDOLS" TOUR HITS NORTH AMERICA
This September, the DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT and KATATONIA will team-up for the "Epic Kings & Idols Tour", a co-headlining North American run featuring PARADISE LOST as direct support and STOLEN BABIES as openers (DTP and KATATONIA will alternate in headlining each show). Dates for the "Epic Kings & Idols Tour" are below, so check to see when the DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, KATATONIA, PARADISE LOST, and STOLEN BABIES will be coming to a city near you! The VIP pre-sale begins Wednesday, June 6th; tickets will be available to the general public starting Thursday, June 7th.
"Epic Kings & Idols Tour" dates
Sept. 4--Seattle, WA--Studio 7
Sept. 5--Vancouver, BC--Commodore
Sept. 7--San Francisco, CA--Great American Music Hall
Sept. 8--Los Angeles, CA--El Rey Theater
Sept. 9--Phoenix, AZ--Marquee Theater
Sept. 11--Houston, TX--Warehouse Live Studio
Sept. 12--Dallas, TX--Trees
Sept. 13--Lawrence, KS--Granada
Sept. 14--Denver, CO--Summit
Sept. 16--Minneapolis, MN--Station 4
Sept. 17--Chicago, IL--Bottom Lounge
Sept. 18--Pittsburgh, PA--Mr. Smalls
Sept. 19--Toronto, ON--Opera House
Sept. 20--Montreal, QC--Cafe Campus
Sept. 21--Worcester, MA--Palladium
Sept. 22--Philadelphia, PA--TLA
Sept. 23--New York, NY--Irving Plaza
Sept. 24--Baltimore, MD--Rams Head Live
JUNE 1st 2012
MORBID ANGEL TOUR NORTH AMERICA
MORBID ANGEL have announced a string of shows in the USA and Canada this fall. Sweden’s own DARK FUNERAL and GRAVE are supporting all dates, VADIMVON is supporting throughout the East Coast. This is the first North American tour in over six years.
21 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
22 - Louisville, KY - Headliner's Music Hall
23 - Columbus, OH - Screamin Willie's
24 - Washington, DC - Howard Theater
26 - New York City - B.B. King's
27 - Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar
28 - Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero
29 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
30 - Montreal, QUE - Club Soda
1 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
2 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
4 - Joliet, Il - Mojoe's
5 - St. Paul, MN - Station 4
6 - Des Moines, IA - Peoples Court
7 - Englewood, CO - Gothic Theater
8 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
10 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
11 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
12 - San Francisco, CA - Slim's
13 - Sacramento, CA - Ace Of Spades
14 - Anaheim, CA - The Grove
15 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
17 - Dallas, TX - Trees
18 - Houston, TX - Scout Bar
19 - San Antonio, TX - Backstage Lounge