OCTOBER 8th 2019
HEILUNG ANNOUNCE FIRST EVER NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

Enigmatic world music outfit HEILUNG will be embarking on a long-awaited North American headlining tour, making it their first ever live appearances in the states and Canada! Tickets will be available this Friday, October 11 at 10:00 AM EDT. The full itinerary can be found below. Ticket links are TBA.


Speaking of the tour, HEILUNG comments: "Heilung is proud to announce our first tour in North America. Like our forefathers 1000 years ago, we will cross the ocean and set foot on the land they called Vinland. Ticket sales begin Friday the 11th of October 10 EST. Come join the ritual."

HEILUNG have previously announced European tour dates for this fall, which has already sold out cities in Poland, Germany, The Netherlands, France, and Belgium.

HEILUNG will be touring in support of their 2019 release, 'Futha,' which debuted at #3 on the Billboard Heatseeker charts and #4 on the Billboard World Music Charts, placing on a total of seven Billboard charts within the first week of its release.


HEILUNG North American Dates:
01/11: San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
01/13: Portland, OR @ The Roseland Ballroom
01/17: Denver, CO @ The Ogden Theater
01/20: Chicago, IL @ The Vic
01/22: Washington, DC @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
01/24: New York, NY @ Webster Hall (Ballroom)
01/26: Montreal, QC @ MTELUS

HEILUNG festivals
10/19: Hameln (DE) @ Autumn Moon Festival 2019 (Exact date TBA)
02/18/20: York (UK) @ Descended from Odin Festival (Exact date TBA)

HEILUNG European tour:
10/22: Palladium (PL) @ Warschau **SOLD OUT**
10/24: Berlin (DE) @ Admiralspalast (tickets)
10/26: Essen (DE) @ Colosseum Theater **SOLD OUT**
10/28: Munich (DE) @ Circus Krone (tickets)
10/30: Prague (CZ) @ Hybernia (tickets)
11/01: Halle (DE) @ Händelhalle (tickets)
11/03: Vienna (AT) @ Der Globe (tickets)
11/05: Zurich (CH) @ Volkshaus (tickets)
11/07: Kiel (DE) @ Kieler Schloss (tickets)
11/10: London (UK) @ Roundhouse (tickets)
11/14: Utrecht (NL) @ Tivoli Vredenburg **SOLD OUT**
11/17: Brussels (BE) @ AB **SOLD OUT**
11/20: Paris (FR) @ Elysée Montmartre **SOLD OUT**
12/06: Lviv (UA) @ Lviv State Circus
12/08: Kyiv (UA) @ Center of Culture and Arts NAU

 


OCTOBER 4th 2019
NAPALM DEATH ANNOUNCE TOUR

UK Grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH never rest. Currently working on a new studio album to follow up 2015’s acclaimed “Apex Predator - Easy Meat” effort as well as 2018’s “Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs” compilation release, NAPALM DEATH are starting a next tour across North America with Municipal Waste and label-mates Sick Of It All tomorrow.


 

SEPTEMBER 6th 2019
ROB HALFORD GETS INTO THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT

Without question, Rob Halford is one of heavy metal’s all-time great vocalists - as heard through his highly influential and groundbreaking work with Judas Priest. But over his career, he has also proven able to master a variety of other styles vocally - including holiday-themed music. And in time for this holiday season, Halford will be releasing an all-new album, entitled Celestial (released October 18th via Legacy Recordings), and a day later, will be signing CD or LP purchases of the album at FYE Arizona Mills at 2:00 P.M (in Tempe, Arizona). Details to follow closer to the event.



The album will also be available for pre-order on Rob’s artist store - with exclusive merchandise and a limited, autographed metallic-gold color version of the vinyl.

Please visit the Rob Halford store here: https://RobHalford.lnk.to/D2CPR

Credited to Rob Halford with Family and Friends, the album mixes holiday classics with all-new compositions, and will appeal to lovers of traditional holiday music and headbangers alike. “The great thing about heavy metal is it’s got these kinds of multiple dimensions,” explains the man also known as the Metal God. “I think when you look at it from an outside point of view - if you’re not really familiar with the metal scene - it can look pretty intimidating. And it is a very strong, powerful experience. But it comes at different levels. I think the music that we’ve made on Celestial, for example, gives a display of that. Metal maniacs - as we call ourselves - are just as ready for the holidays as everybody else. And what we’ve tried to do with this music is to reach out to as many of those metal dimensions as we possibly can.”
 
And judging from the “Rob Halford with Family and Friends” banner, Celestial sees Halford joined by a supporting cast of those very close to him - his brother (Nigel) on drums, his nephew on bass (Alex, son of Priest bassist Ian Hill), has sister (Sue) on bells, and twin guitar tandem of Robert Jones and Jon Blakey.
 
Once all the contributors were in place, Halford “went away and listened to a lot holiday music and Christmas carols. Traditional stuff. 12 tracks - including original tracks that I’m particularly excited about. And in that way, because of the dimensions of each song and the messages of each song, I think we cover a really broad platform. To me, more than anything, I wanted it to have its own characteristics and be a little bit more different than the regular rock n’ roll Christmas album.”
 
Halford has certainly accomplished this goal, as evidenced by such standout originals as the album-opening title track, “Donner and Blitzen,” and “Protected by the Light,” as well as reworkings of such holiday standards as “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” “Joy to the World,” and “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,” among other standouts. “‘Donner and Blitzen’ gets the snowball rolling for Celestial - a song full of excitement, love and hope,” says Rob. “You can hear and feel the power of Christmas time - energy roarin’ with rockin’ reindeers haulin’!” The video for ‘Donner and Blitzen’ can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkSYiKHhp0E
 
“I think the holidays for any family are a mixture of fun and excitement and apprehension of the whole event. The magic of it more than anything else. It’s just a beautiful time of year - which a lot of us wish would be for every day of the year. It’s a beautiful thing as far as bringing families together. So, what better way to celebrate it than with your family, friends...and music. You must have music at Christmas time.”
 
And with the arrival of Celestial, Rob Halford has certainly done his part.

To download and stream the new album please visit here: https://RobHalford.lnk.to/CelestialPR

‘Celestial’ tracklist:
 
Side A
1.       Celestial [new song]
2.       Donner and Blitzen [new song]
3.       God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
4.       Away In A Manger
5.       Morning Star [new song]
6.       Deck The Halls
 
Side B
1.       Joy To The World
2.       O Little Town Of Bethlehem
3.       Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
4.       The First Noel
5.       Good King Wenceslas
6.       Protected By The Light [new song]
 
FYE in-store details:
 
Date/time: Saturday, October 19th at 2:00 P.M        
Location: FYE Arizona Mills (5000 Arizona Mills Circle #612 – Tempe, AZ 85282)


SEPTEMBER 4th 2019
VENOM PERFORMING AT 2020 INFERNO FESTIVAL

We are proud to announce that the godfathers of black metal will perform at Inferno Metal Festival 2020! With songs like “Black Metal”, “Welcome to Hell”, “In League With Satan”, “Witching Hour” and “In Nomine Satanas” this will truly be legendary! We welcome: VENOM!

Venom's history goes as far back as to 1978 when the band was formed under the moniker Dwarfstar in Newcastle. The band is considered a major influence on thrash metal and extreme metal in general. In 1982 they released their eponymous album “Black Metal” and at the same time laid the seeds for a new genre that would become big, especially in Norway. You most likely wouldn't have bands like Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth either, if it was not for the groundbreaking music made by Venom in the early 80s. Venom is still going strong and we can't wait to have them with us at Inferno Metal Festival 2020! Lay down your souls to the gods rock 'n roll – black metal!
https://www.facebook.com/officialvenomband/

Inferno Metal Festival 2020 marks the 20 years anniversary of the festival. This makes the festival the longest running metal festival in Norway and one of the most important extreme metal festivals in the world. We are very proud of this position and will continue fronting Norwegian metal and bringing bands from all over the world to Norway. Inferno Metal Festival are being held four days at Rockefeller Music Halls’ two stages, Rockefeller and John Dee, every Easter. The festival has been sold out the last couple of years and more than 50 percent of the audience are from outside of Norway. The ticket sales are from all over the world including China, Australia, Chile, Japan, Taiwan, Canada, USA, Columbia, Argentina and many more.

TICKETS
4 Days Pass: 2500,- NOK
Day Pass: 800,- NOK
http://tickets.infernofestival.net

 

SEPTEMBER 1st 2019
MORBID ANGEL BLAZES NORTH AMERICA THIS WINTER

Legendary death metal titans MORBID ANGEL will blaze US stages this fall on a month-long headlining tour. The 2019 USA Sickness Tour begins November 21st in Houston, Texas and runs through December 21st in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Support will be provided by Swedish black metal practitioners Watain and American death metal veterans Incantation. Ticket go on sale Thursday, August 29th.


Comments MORBID ANGEL's Steve Tucker of the band's latest trek, "We are really stoked to be doing this tour together with our brothers in Watain and Incantation! This is a relentless lineup of pure evil and uncompromised dark art! We look forward to melting the faces off of all of you seeking the comfort of the dark!"

MORBID ANGEL w/ Watain, Incantation:
11/21/2019 Warehouse Live - Houston, TX
11/22/2019 Gas Monkey Bar 'N' Grill - Dallas, TX
11/23/2019 Come And Take It Live- Austin, TX
11/25/2019 Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM
11/26/2019 Club Red - Phoenix, AZ
11/27/2019 The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA
11/29/2019 Brick By Brick - San Diego, CA
11/30/2019 The Ritz - San Jose, CA
12/01/2019 Hawthorn Theatre - Portland, OR
12/02/2019 El Corazon - Seattle, WA
12/04/2019 The Complex - Salt Lake City, UT
12/05/2019 Oriental Theater - Denver, CO
12/06/2019 The Waiting Room - Omaha, NE
12/07/2019 Fine Line Music Cafe - Minneapolis, MN
12/08/2019 The Forge - Joliet, IL
12/10/2019 The Majestic - Detroit, MI
12/11/2019 Rex Theater - Pittsburgh, PA
12/12/2019 Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA
12/13/2019 Webster Theater - Hartford, CT
12/14/2019 The Warsaw - New York, NY
12/15/2019 Reverb - Reading, PA
12/16/2019 The Broadberry - Richmond, VA
12/18/2019 The Underground - Charlotte, NC
12/19/2019 Buckhead Theatre - Atlanta, GA
12/20/2019 The Orpheum - Tampa, FL
12/21/2019 Revolution Live - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

MORBID ANGEL will be touring in support of their Kingdoms Disdained full-length released in 2017 via Silver Lining Music. The critically-adored record reunites founding guitarist Trey Azagthoth with bassist/vocalist Steve Tucker. Captured at Mana Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida and produced by MORBID ANGEL with Erik Rutan, the record delivers eleven pieces of devastatingly dynamic death metal. Rolling Stone hailed a, "cyclone of blastbeat-driven fury punctuated with Azagthoth's signature heaving, lunging grooves and Eddie Van Halen-on-a-bad-trip solos," while Metal Injection crowned the record, "one of the band's most essential efforts," adding, "the record contains almost wall to wall instant classics, and is not only Steve Tucker's best album as MORBID ANGEL frontman, but by extension the group's most genre-defining effort since 1995's iconic Domination."


AUGUST 29th 2019
KING DIAMOND ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

After introducing a new live show, as well as music, at festivals across Europe this summer, King Diamond is now ready to officially reveal the title and theme for the first studio album in 12 years: The Institute! Fans can expect the debut single to arrive this fall and an album in 2020; in the meantime, a tour teaser with a sneak peak of the new stage set can be viewed at: https://youtu.be/AdoUczDwKh

King Diamond comments about the upcoming album The Institute: "For reasons unknown to you, it is clear that you have no way of making it to 'The Institute' on your own at this point. Therefore, we will bring THE INSTITUTE to you.
You don't want to miss this special opportunity for treatment only we can give you. It could be for your own good, you know..."

In support of The Institute project, King Diamond will embark on a North American tour with Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats and Idle Hands in November/December.

King Diamond comments: "Watch out North America, we are coming for you this Winter. I'm very proud to bring two special and amazing guests to you. Their names are Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats, plus Idle Hands.
Make an appointment now...http://www.kingdiamondcoven.com"

Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats adds: "As the long nights draw in and the temperatures drop, I can't think of a better artist to creep around North America with than the legendary King Diamond. You'll all be in for a treat...See you there!"

Idle Hands adds: "Touring with the iconic King Diamond is nothing short of a dream and we are excited to make it a reality."

See below for all dates! Meet and Greet with King Diamond is available for the first time ever on this tour - VIP Meet and Greet packages which include one ticket to the show and exclusive merchandise go live this Tuesday at 10am ET at: http://www.kingdiamondcoven.com

King Diamond tour dates
w/ Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats, Idle Hands

Nov. 2 - Dallas, TX - Bomb Factory
Nov. 4 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
Nov. 5 - Orlando, FL - Dr. Phillips Center
Nov. 7 - Brooklyn, NY - Kings Theatre
Nov. 8 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
Nov. 10 - Philadelphia, PA - The Tower Theater
Nov. 11 - Baltimore, MD - The Lyric
Nov. 12 - Montreal, QC - M-Telus
Nov. 14 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore
Nov. 15 - Cleveland, OH - The Agora Theatre
Nov. 16 - Louisville, KY - The Palace Theatre
Nov. 18 - Chicago, IL - The Riviera
Nov. 19 - Minneapolis, MN - Palace Theater
Nov. 22 - Denver, CO - The Fillmore
Nov. 23 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
Nov. 25 - Seattle, WA - The Paramount
Nov. 26 - Portland, OR - The Schnitzer
Nov. 27 - Vancouver, BC - The Queen Elizabeth
Nov. 29 - San Francisco, CA - The Warfield
Dec. 1 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
Dec. 2 - San Diego, CA - Magnolia
Dec. 3 - Anaheim, CA - The Grove of Anaheim
Dec. 4 - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica

Stay tuned for more news about The Institute coming soon!

AUGUST 28th 2019
NEW BAND ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR INFERNO 2020
We are proud to announce that the mighty Norwegian sognametal band VREID will return to Inferno Metal Festival in 2020! Also returning to the festival is Nidrosian black metal outfit WHOREDOM RIFE and for the very first time Ukraine's best hidden secret, 1914, will hit Norway with their epic war themed blackened death metal!


INFERNO METAL FESTIVAL 2020:

MAYHEM – MARDUK – IHSAHN - KAMPFAR – VED BUENS ENDE – VREID – CADAVER – MYRKSKOG – BÖLZER – WHOREDOM RIFE – UADA – DJERV – HAMFERÐ – 1914 – SOLBRUD – SYLVAINE – VALKYRJA
+ MANY MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED


VREID
The Norwegian metal brigade rose from the ashes of Windir after the tragic perishing of the “Sognametal” legends with the declared mission of exploring new musical paths. The band has now released eight great albums and is known for their amazing live shows. Vreid's newest masterpiece is “Lifehunger” which was released in 2018. The album proved that the band is still hungry and better then ever. It has been ten years since Vreid performed at Inferno Metal Festival – so we are happy to have Vreid back at Inferno Metal Festival in 2020! They promise us a massive show – so don't miss out when Vreid return to Inferno!
https://www.facebook.com/vreidofficial

WHOREDOM RIFE
Whoredom Rife was forged in silence during 2013 and 2014 in the outskirts of Nidaros, Norway. The band was founded by V. Einride and K.R in 2014, based on new ideas and ideas dating back as far as the early nineties. The concept behind the band is to breathe new life into the art form and lifestyle that we know as True Norwegian Black Metal. Since 2017 the band has released the critical acclaimed “Nid - Hymner av hat” and will now tour together with Behemoth. Whoredom Rife performed at our club night at Inferno Metal Festival in 2017 and the demand for a return to the festival has been high!
https://www.facebook.com/Dommedagsryttere/

1914
Ukrainian blackened death doom metal band 1914 took the metal community by storm when they released “The Blind Leading the Blind” last year. The album was epic and hit many a best-of-list in 2018. As their name suggest, 1914, is exclusively themed around World War I. 1914 has never played before in any of the Nordic countries and we are excited to bring the band to Norway for the very first time!
https://www.facebook.com/1914band/

Inferno Metal Festival 2020 marks the 20 years anniversary of the festival. This makes the festival the longest running metal festival in Norway and one of the most important extreme metal festivals in the world. We are very proud of this position and will continue fronting Norwegian metal and bringing bands from all over the world to Norway. Inferno Metal Festival are being held four days at Rockefeller Music Halls’ two stages, Rockefeller and John Dee, every Easter. The festival has been sold out the last couple of years and more than 50 percent of the audience are from outside of Norway. The ticket sales are from all over the world including China, Australia, Chile, Japan, Taiwan, Canada, USA, Columbia, Argentina and many more.

TICKETS
4 Days Pass: 2250,- NOK
Day Pass: 800,- NOK
http://tickets.infernofestival.net
AUGUST 15th 2019
JOHN 5 & THE CREATURES ANNOUNCE SECOND LEG OF US TOUR
JOHN 5 and the Creatures have announced the second leg of the Invasion Tour 2019. The tour will kick off on October 30 in Michigan and wrap up just before Thanksgiving.
 
Jared James Nichols, who supported JOHN 5 on the first leg of the Invasion Tour earlier this year, has once again been tapped to open along with additional support from Reverend Jack.
 
"I'm excited to get back out on the road with The Creatures and play music from the new album," JOHN 5 says. "The response to the first leg of the Invasion Tour earlier this year was amazing and I can't wait to hit even more cities. Jared James Nichols was phenomenal last time around and we are happy to have him join us again."
 
Released last week, JOHN 5's highly-anticipated Invasion album has received rave reviews all around. Fans were able to get a taste of the album throughout the first half of the year via a series of videos released each month. JOHN 5 kicked off the year with the debut video clip from Invasion, the campy animated "Zoinks!", followed by three equally eccentric videos for "Midnight Mass," "I Am John 5" and "Crank It - Living with Ghosts." A new video for the track "I Want It All" was unveiled along with the release of the album last week. Invasion was produced and mixed by Barry Pointer (Richie Sambora, Joe Perry, Steve Vai, Jackson Browne).
 
Tickets for the Invasion Tour and special VIP Packages are available for all shows through the JOHN 5 webstore at www.john-5.com/store.


 
Invasion Tour w/Jared James Nichols and Reverend Jack
10/30 - Music Factory @ Battle Creek, MI
10/31 - Cleveland, OH @ The Winchester
11/1 - Detroit, MI @ Token Lounge
11/2 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie's
11/3 - Ringle, WI @ Q&Z Expo Center
11/5 - Kansasville, WI @ 1175
11/6 - Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club
11/7 - Des Moines, IA @ Lefty's
11/8 - Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
11/9 - Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
11/11 - St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
11/12 - Memphis, TN @ Growlers
11/14 - Atlanta, GA @ Smith's Old Bar
11/15 - New Orleans, LA @ The Parish at the House of Blues
11/16 - Miramar Beach, FL @ Village Door Music Hall
11/17 - Nashville, TN @ The Basement East
11/18 - Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend
11/20 - Greensboro, NC @ Blind Tiger
11/21 - Annapolis, MD @ Ram's Head on Stage
11/22 - Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
11/23 - Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
11/24 - Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
 
About JOHN 5:
JOHN 5 has worked with a varied range of artists, performing as guitarist for some of the biggest headlining rock bands in the world such as Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson, as well as playing session with Paul Stanley, Rod Stewart, Lynyrd Skynyrd and more. Slash has called JOHN 5, "one of the most mind-blowing guitarists around" and Rob Zombie has dubbed him "a fucking shredder". JOHN 5 has released seven solo albums to date, as well as a remix album, and has written music for the likes of Motley Crue, Steve Perry, Ricky Martin and others.
 
JOHN 5 and The Creatures is:
JOHN 5 - guitars
Ian Ross - bass
Logan Miles Nix - drums

AUGUST 8th 2019
LAMB OF GOD ADDED TO MEGACRUISE
MEGACRUISE, hosted by metal pioneers MEGADETH, finalizing its lineup with the addition of GRAMMY®-nominated heavyweight metal band, Lamb of God?

Click here to download cruise marquee (seen below), plus band and ship photos. Click here to watch the cruise’s video trailer

Departing out of Los Angeles aboard the Norwegian Jewel, this ultimate heavy metal, full ship charter music experience at sea, will set sail October 13-18, 2019, visiting two ports of call (San Diego, California and Ensenada, Mexico) as well as two days at sea filled with heavy metal music and events.

The cruise will also feature a (optional) pre-cruise party on Saturday, October 12th at AVALON Hollywood (1735 Vine St.) featuring a performance from English rock band UFO (vocalist Phil Mogg, lead guitarist Vinnie Moore, rhythm guitarist and keyboardist Neil Carter, bassist Rob De Luca, and drummer Andy Parker) as part of their farewell tour. This show marks UFO’s only scheduled performance in L.A. and will also feature a performance by hometown heavy metal band Armored Saint (vocalist John Bush, bassist Joey Vera, rhythm guitarist Jeff Duncan, and the Sandoval brothers, Gonzo and Phil on drums and lead guitar, respectively).

Lamb of God -- vocalist Randy Blythe, guitarists Mark Morton and Will Adler, bassist John Campbell, and drummer Art Cruz -- joins MEGADETH and the previously announced metal roster that includes: Anthrax, Testament, Queensrÿche, Suicidal Tendencies, DragonForce, Overkill, Death Angel, Corrosion of Conformity, DevilDriver, Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons, Doro, Armored Saint, John 5, Metal Church, Beasto Blanco, Toothgrinder, Metalachi and MecaniX.

In addition, official cruise hosts Eddie Trunk (VH1, SiriusXM, AXS), Jose Mangin (SiriusXM) and Lüc Carl (SiriusXM, Ozzy’s Boneyard) will be moderating Q&A’s and activities specially crafted for this voyage.

Limited cabins are still available beginning at $1,349 per person (double occupancy). For booking and more info, visit MEGACRUISE.com and follow @TheMegaCruise on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

JULY 26th 2019
LACUNA COIL ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
Lacuna Coil and All That Remains announce Disease Of The Anima co-headline tour presented by Revolver. The tour includes special guests Bad Omens, Toothgrinder (9/15-10/10), Eximious (10/11-10/19), and Uncured. Tickets for the tour go on sale starting July 26th at 12PM local time. Tickets will include a digital download email directly from MusicRedemptions.com, where fans can redeem either Lacuna Coil’s forthcoming album, Black Anima, or All That Remains’ latest album, Victim of the New Disease. The download will only be available in select markets.


“North America, we’re so happy to finally announce our upcoming ‘Disease Of The Anima Tour‘ with our friends All That Remains,  Bad Omens, Eximious, Toothgrinder and Uncured,“ states Lacuna Coil’s Andrea Ferro. “This is a killer bill that will blow your mind! We can’t wait to hit your stages again and see you all. Black Anima is coming soon”.

JULY 26th 2019
KOBRA AND THE LOTUS RELEASE NEW RECORD DETAILS

Calgary-based hard rock quintet KOBRA AND THE LOTUS have returned with their new studio album 'Evolution', which will get a September 20th release on Napalm Records. The upcoming LP sees the band imbued with a new fire that comes through by way of undeniable hooks, soaring guitar riffs, marching drum beats, and the soulful, bombastic vocal delivery of lead singer Kobra Paige. No longer bound by old formulas and expectations from the past, 'Evolution' comes through with a sound that is expansive and, at times, borders on outright swagger. Each song feels like an Active Rock hit in the making, while still having the grit and feverish intensity that longtime fans have come to admire from Kobra and the Lotus.


Fans can now enjoy the first offering from Evolution. The band has dropped their music video for the new single "Burn!". Evolution boasts the band's most cohesive and confident material to date. For the new record, Kobra and the Lotus enlisted the services of producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette [Alter Bridge, Linkin Park, Slash, Sevendust].

“The new body of work sets the tone for the music going forward. Sonically, it’s still heavy. It highlights the showmanship and maintains the edge. At the same time, it’s approachable. It pays tribute to our influences, but it takes the next step. So, it’s a reintroduction to us and a rebirth. A firm goal was to build a strong identity and update everything. We just want to be Kobra and the Lotus; that’s what we’re doing.

The first single, "Burn!” ignites this chapter. A hummable riff snaps into a visceral verse as the frontwoman directly declares, “I really hate you, yes I do.” The track builds towards an incendiary and infectious chorus, hinging on a seesawing guttural groove and hitting like a sledgehammer.

“It’s about all of the reasons you hold yourself back,” she explains. “You literally need to burn all of those feelings, stories, excuses, and obstacles keeping you from being your own authentic self. It’s super personal. It’s a product of growing and arriving as a person. I’m realizing who I am. It’s symbolic of the rebirth,” says Kobra.

Pre-orders for Evolution are available now over at https://smarturl.it/KATL-Evolution

KOBRA AND THE LOUTS - 'Evolution' Tracklist

Evolution
Burn!
We Come Undone
Wounds
Thundersmith
Circus
Wash Away
Liar
Get The F*ck Out Of Here
In The End
Tokyo (Japan Version Only)

Going further into the process behind Evolution, Kobra comments,

“We’ve never done a record like Evolution. We’ve flown demos over the internet back and forth or started a few ideas prior to hitting the studio. This time, we were all working together in the flesh for the full duration of the writing process. It’s a collision of everything we love. We feel like it’s the freshest and most timeless thing we’ve brought to the table.”

In addition to the release of their new record, Kobra and the Lotus will hit the road with Sebastian Bach starting next month. The trek kicks off on August 29th in Nashville, TN and concludes on November 1st in Ft. Myers, FL. A complete list of dates can be found below.
KOBRA AND THE LOTUS On Tour

8/29: Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
8/31: Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend
9/2: Huntsville, AL @ Sidetracks Music Hall
9/3: Columbus, OH @ Skully’s Music Diner
9/4: Lakewood, OH @ Phantasy
9/5: Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall*
9/6: Stafford Springs, CT @ Stafford Palace Theater
9/9: Laconia, NH @ Granite State Music Hall
9/10: Hampton Beach, NH @ Wally’s
9/11: Portland, ME @ Aura
9/13: Harrison, OH @ The Blue Note
9/14: Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
9/15: Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
9/18: Kansasville, WI @ 1175 Sports Park & Eatery
9/19: St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall
9/20: Lombard, IL @ Brauer House
9/22: Lexington, KY @ Manchester Music Hall
9/25: New York, NY @ Sony Hall
9/26: Harrisburg, PA @ Club XL Live
9/27: Lynchburg, VA @ Phase 2
9/29: Warrendale, PA @ Jergel’s Rhythm Grill
10/1: Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
10/3: Wichita, KS @ Wave – Indoor Stage
10/5: Golden, CO @ Dirty Dogs Roadhouse
10/6: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
10/9: Las Vegas, NV @ Bunkhouse*
10/10: Ramona, CA @ Ramona Mainstage
10/11: Los Angeles, CA @ The Whisky
10/12: Los Angeles, CA @ The Whisky
10/16: Tucson, AZ @ Encore
10/17: Roswell, NM @ The Liberty*
10/18: Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
10/19: Waco, TX @ The Backyard
10/20: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
10/22: Houston, TX @ House of Blues
10/23: San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theater
10/24: Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock
10/25: Lafayette, LA @ The District
10/26: Miramar Beach, FL @ Village Door Music Hall
10/30: Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
10/31: Savannah, GA @ Victory North
11/1: Ft. Myers, FL @ The Ranch

JULY 24th 2019
BEHEMOTH UNVEILS NEW MUSIC VIDEO
Behemoth are hitting the road this summer with Slipknot on the Knotfest Roadshow Tour. All dates are below. The band has shared the video for "Sabbath Mater" from their latest album I Loved You At Your Darkest. Watch it here: https://youtu.be/hwQ3FLbvq5w

"We bring you the new video for 'Sabbath Mater,'" the band said. "The energy and vibe were made for performance and that's exactly what we accomplished in the video. Oh, and some ungodly imagery - it is a Behemoth video after all. As always, we are fortunate to have the mighty Grupa 13 helping us to manifest our nefarious visions. Enjoy it and we'll see you very soon."

Behemoth will be selling a single-disc LP version of I Loved You At Your Darkest during the tour.

All Behemoth Summer 2019 tour dates are below.

I Loved You At Your Darkest is a crushing salvo of black metal majesty replete with hellish riffs, thundering drum cannonades, and soaring liturgical choirs reminiscent of classic horror cinema. It's Behemoth's most dynamic record yet - extreme and radical on one hand, but also more rock-oriented than any other release. Produced by the band itself, with drum co-production by Daniel Bergstrand (Meshuggah, In Flames), mixing by Matt Hyde (Slayer, Children of Bodom) mastering by Tom Baker (Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson), and a 17-piece Polish orchestra arranged by Jan Stoklosa, I Loved You At Your Darkest is available here: https://behemoth.lnk.to/ILYAYD

Behemoth tour dates
w/ Slipknot, Volbeat, Gojira
July 26 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 27 - San Bernardino, CA - San Manuel Amphitheater
July 30 - Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheater *Pain in the Grass 2019*
Aug. 1 - Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre
Aug. 3 - Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheater
Aug. 4 - Phoenix, AZ - Ak-Chin Pavilion
Aug. 6 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
Aug. 8 - Lincoln, NE - Pinnacle Bank Arena
Aug. 11 - Tinley Park, IL - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug. 12 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug. 14 - Virginia Beach, VA - Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Aug. 16 - Noblesville, IN - Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Aug. 17 - Bonner Springs, KS - Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
Aug. 18 - Maryland Heights, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug. 20 - Toronto, ON - Budweiser Stage
Aug. 21 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Aug. 23 - Burgettstown, PA - KeyBank Pavilion
Aug. 24 - Scranton, PA - The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Aug. 25 - Darien Center, NY - Darien Lake Amphitheater
Aug. 27 - Mansfield, MA - The Xfinity Center
Aug. 28 - Wantagh, NY - Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Aug. 30 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug. 31 - Camden, NJ - BB&T Pavilion
Sept. 1 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
Sept. 3 - Alpharetta, GA - Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Sept. 4 - Tampa, FL - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Sept. 6 - Austin, TX - Austin360 Amphitheater at Circuit of The Americas
Sept. 7 - Dallas, TX - Dos Equis Pavilion
Sept. 8 - The Woodlands, TX - The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman