TWIZTID Announces 2017 “Mostasteless” Tour – Performing their Debut Album in Full Each Night/ @RexTheater 9/10

TWIZTID are about to take you back to where it all began. Everyone’s favorite demented duo are thrilled to announce their upcoming Mostasteless Tour, kicking off in Cleveland, OH on September 8. On this tour, TWIZTID will perform their groundbreaking debut album, Mostasteless, in full each night. The tour will also feature support from special guests Moonshine BanditsBlaze Ya Dead Homie (who will perform his self-titled EP in full each night), Whitney Peyton and Andrew W Boss.
TWIZTID says: “We’ve been an unstoppable force for 20 years! Now, we’re bringing you back to where it all began… MOSTASTELESS!”
For tickets, VIP and more information, visit www.TwiztidShop.com.
TWIZTID’s Mostasteless Tour Dates:
9/8 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
9/9 – Lynchburg, VA @ Phase 2 – Blue Ridge Rock Festival
9/10 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
9/12 – Joliet, IL @ The Forge
9/13 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
9/14 – Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom
9/15 – Denver, CO @ The Roxy
9/18 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
9/19 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
9/20 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
9/21 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
9/23 – Las Vegas, NV @ Adrenaline
9/24 – Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
9/28 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
9/29 – Fort Worth, TX @ Rail Club
9/30 – Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live
10/1 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
10/3 – Knoxville, TN @ International
10/5 – Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa
10/6 – Reading, PA @ Reverb
10/7 – Howell, NJ @ GameChangerWorld
10/8 – Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room
10/14 – Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
10/17 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage
10/18 – Norfolk, VA @ Norva
10/20 – Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligans Music Hall
10/26 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
10/27 – St Petersburg, FL @ State Theater
10/30 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theater – Fright Fest
10/31 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s – Fright Fest
In other TWIZTID news…
If you rep MNE in the Midwest, don’t miss TWIZTID performing another one of their top albums, Freek Show, in Kokomo, IN on July 15 at Front Row Live (1833 S Plate St.). The show will feature special guest Blaze, and tickets + VIP packs are also available via www.TwiztidShop.com. Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door. Doors open at 6:00pmand the show is all ages.
Shortly afterward on August 26, the MNE family will take over The Complex in Salt Lake City, UT (536 W. 100 S.) for a massive show – “Attack of the Ninjas”. The show will feature performances by TWIZTID (performing yet another massive album – Mirror Mirror – in its entirety), G-Mo Skee, Boondox, Zodiac Mprint, Lex The Hex Master, Young Wicked and Gorilla Voltage. The show will also feature an ultra-rare triple threat set with Twiztid and Blaze performing new, rare and Juggalo classics! Tickets for the main event are just $25 on early bird sale during the month of June, going up to $30 beginning in July and $35 in August. Tickets are $40 day of show and doors open at 5:00pm. The main event is all ages. An official aftershow will also take place, featuring performances by Blaze (performing1 Less G N Da Hoodin its entirety), The R.O.C. and AMB. The aftershow is limited to 425 tickets, so get yours soon. Tickets for this event are $17 in advance, $20 at the doors, which open at 11pm. This is a 21+ show. Tickets and VIP packs are available now via www.TwiztidShop.com.
2018 is already shaping up to be another huge year for TWIZTID. The duo recently announced their biggest venture yet – their very own pop culture convention! The inaugural Astronomicon will take place from February 9-11, 2018 just outside of the duo’s native Detroit at the Wyndham Garden Sterling Heights in Michigan. The event will feature special appearances by professional wrestling legend Mick Foley, horror icon Sid Haig, Friday the 13th star Kane Hodder and many more surprise guests TBA! One day passes start at just $25. Don’t hesitate to get your tickets soon – this event will most likely sell out quickly! Information on tickets, lodging, VIP options, vendors and more can be located at www.astronomicon.com.

 

About TWIZTID:
For over two decades, TWIZTID – the cult-phenom brainchild of diabolical duo Jamie Madrox and Monoxide – have infectiously meshed flavors of rap, rock and beyond while fervidly moonlighting as the sonic manifestation of a Hollywood horror flick. TWIZTID‘s most recent full-length album, The Continuous Evilution of Life’s ?’s, debuted on the Billboard Top 200 charts at #28 – marking their 12th overall release to debut on the chart and second Top 30 debut since the launch of their independently owned and operated label, Majik Ninja Entertainment.Pick up your copy of The Continuous Evilution Of Life’s ?’snow via www.TwiztidShop.comiTunes and everywhere music is sold.
For more information on TWIZTID, please visit:
www.TwiztidShop.com *official webstore*

THE WHISKEY GENTRY LIVE IN PITTSBURGH JUNE 8TH IN SUPPORT OF THEIR NEW “DEAD RINGER” ALBUM

The Atlanta-based Americana band The Whiskey Gentry will be performing a local Pittsburgh show on Thu. Jun 8th at Howlers. This show is in support of their recently released third studio album Dead Ringer, out via David Lowery and Velena Vego’s Pitch-A-Tent Records.

Thu. Jun 8 The Whiskey Gentry 9pm @ Howlers, 4509 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA (412) 682-0320

CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW TO WATCH THE PREMIERE OF THE WHISKEY GENTRY’S NEW VIDEO “FOLLOWING YOU” VIA THE BOOT!

HERE’S WHAT PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY BEEN SAYING ABOUT THE WHISKEY GENTRY’S “DEAD RINGER”:

 

“Lauren Staley’s vocals fit nicely into the Kacey Musgraves/Maren Morris gallactic country orbit. This gentry, however, has a whole lot of Western influences and a trunk full of guitar tremelo that makes their track “Looking for Trouble” feel like an authentic ride through the desert. After the second chorus, the song really does venture into psychedelic territory with phasers set to kill. It’s an interesting coda, capping off a great straight-forward twang rocker with drama.” – NO DEPRESSION

“One of this year’s best country albums… Dead Ringer‘s runaway rock and blazing bluegrass bristle with the same fire and brimstone as albums by some of country’s hottest acts, from stars like Chris Stapleton and Miranda Lambert to newbies like Jon Pardi and Margo Price.” – TAMPA BAY TIMES

“Blending traditional bluegrass instrumentation with the energy of punk and the songwriting depth of country, Atlanta’s Whiskey Gentry whips the diverse audience of liquored up frat boys, hardcore country fans and local scenesters into a frenzy, mixing frantic instrumentals with edgy rockers and neo-honky-tonk weepers, and they don’t let up until the last note rings loud and clear above the cacophonous applause.” – GEORGIA MUSIC MAGAZINE

[9/10 stars!] “The Whiskey Gentry have got a real dead ringer you’ll love.” – MAXIMUM VOLUME MUSIC

“On Dead Ringer, the Whiskey Gentry’s third studio album, the group turns most of its attention away from the good-time party mentality of previous releases and writes about itself, its members’ lives and what matters to them. It is a bold step for a band that has a devoted following of loyal fans who expect the high energy acoustic-based “yeehah!” of the past. And while there is still plenty of that vitality in the music, the words are a bit more introspective and the electric guitars are a little bit louder. With the ever-present feistiness in singer Lauren Staley Morrow’s rich, clear voice, the delivery of a more autobiographical narrative is as entertaining as always and the live in-studio recording retains the band’s musical intensity. All in all, Dead Ringer is a fine effort by a band that is not afraid to grow up.” ★★★★☆ – CREATIVE LOAFING ATLANTA

 “Named after a memorable line in Hunter S. Thompson’s iconic missive from the 1970 Kentucky Derby, Atlanta-based country-rock crew The Whiskey Gentry operates with appropriate levels of decadence and depravity. The group’s new record, Dead Ringer, showcases a punked-up version of its bluegrass- (and whiskey-) soaked Americana sound. Like Lydia Loveless or the Drive-By Truckers, The Whiskey Gentry uses traditional Southern music as a base for a sneakily innovative and contemporary sound.” – FLAGPOLE 

“It’s hard not to love Lauren Staley’s voice, which is not only powerful but definitely sounds like it was influenced by listening to a lot of country music. This album is a real testament to the songwriting of this band. Whether it’s an uptempo song or a ballad, this band creates songs that are a good blend of rock and country and will have you singing along. If you’re a fan of alt-country, this is a band you’ll want to get to know.” – AXS

“There’s something joyous and revelatory about the mix of honky-tonk swagger and DIY rebelliousness that feels truer to its influences than slicker, more polished groups, and lead singer Lauren Staley will always have one of those classic country voices that can knock you back flat-footed.” – COLUMBIA FREE TIMES

Dead Ringer is an album of an honest human experience, replete with all the thoughts, feelings, and experiences that unite people across the South, the country, and the world. In a world where the most powerful people win the tympanic real estate of the masses with disingenuous lyrics, the Whiskey Gentry can provide solace to anyone with a beating heart and open ears. The Whiskey Gentry sing tales of woe and emotional tangles that are relatable, honest, and beautiful. This is the essence of music: preservation of the stories that bring people together, an expression of the shared human experience. – LIBRO MUSICA

 

Following the release of their first two acclaimed albums, Please Make Welcome (2011) and Holly Grove (2013), the Atlanta-based band The Whiskey Gentry are set to release their third full-length studio album entitled Dead Ringer this spring. On it, the husband and wife duo of Lauren Staley & Jason Morrow and bandmates have created an effort that builds on many of the sounds of their previous albums – incorporating deep country, Americana, honky-tonk, bluegrass and a stiff shot of gritty rock ’n’ roll, yet it also finds the band testing themselves and pushing beyond their own boundaries.

 

Dead Ringer deals with growing up, and how that’s affected the band’s relationships, and the places they’ve gone and people they’ve met in the process. As singer/songwriter Lauren Staley puts it, “There’s also a lot of questioning where you are in your life: are you going to follow your dream, or are you going to do what society thinks you should do?”

 

It’s apparent with this effort that Staley & Co. have opted for the former. “A common lyrical thread throughout this album are stories about being on the road,” Lauren admits, “and chasing your dreams and the outcomes – either good or bad – in doing that.”

 

Stepping outside of the comfort zone of their previous recordings, the band has moved in a different direction musically. “Sonically, the biggest difference of this record is that we recorded it live together in the same room at Echo Mountain Recording Studio (Asheville, NC),” Lauren explains. “There are less overdubs, which makes it sound more like how it would if you were to see us in person – it’s raw, it’s not perfect. We worked with a producer for the first time (Les Hall), and he had so many amazing ideas we’d never thought of and really pushed us to think outside of our box. There’s an energy on this record that we’ve never captured before, and I think it was a complete game changer for our sound.”

 

Dead Ringer has more guitars, more attitude and more of an edge than anything the band has done before. It’s not such a massive departure in sound that fans won’t understand it, but they will notice. “We are not a different band,” Lauren explains, “but we’ve definitely grown up and are changed people from the time we started this band. I think we’re better musicians, better songwriters. We’ve learned lessons and we’ve worked hard, and we want to tell our current fans and new fans the stories of what we’ve experienced on this journey. Musically, there are still elements of bluegrass and honky-tonk in our sound, and there always will be. However, I think we’ve expanded the scope of what we can offer people – there’s something for everyone on this record.”

 

The Whiskey Gentry has been tearing up the road for the better half of the last decade, logging over 150 shows each year, and winning over crowds at major festivals such as Shaky Knees, Shaky Boots, Merlefest, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, FloydFest and many others. With the release of Dead Ringer they’ll continue this trend, bringing their raucous, high-energy shows to audiences from coast-to-coast.

 

The Whiskey Gentry’s Dead Ringer will be available on limited vinyl, CD and digital formats on April 7th via Pitch-A-Tent Records.

 

 

The Whiskey Gentry are:
Lauren Staley – vocals, acoustic guitar
Jason Morrow – electric guitar, vocals
Sam Griffin – bass
Carlton Owens – drums (Nico Lembo – touring drummer)
Rurik Nunan – fiddle, vocals
Michael Smith – mandolin
Chesley Lowe – banjo
Les Hall – piano, hammond

photo: Matt Odom

 

 

THE WHISKEY GENTRY TOUR DATES:

May 5 – Jack Rabbits – Jacksonville, FL

May 6 – Crowbar – Ybor City, FL

May 11 – The Southgate House Revival: The Lounge – Newport, KY

May 13 – The Basement – Nashville, TN

May 16 – Moe’s Alley – Santa Cruz, CA w/ Victor Krummenacher (Camper Van Beethoven)

May 17 – Armando’s – Martinez, CA  w/ Victor Krummenacher (Camper Van Beethoven)

May 19 – Revelry Room – Chattanooga, TN

May 31 – The Broadberry – Richmond, VA

Jun 1 – Hill Country – Washington DC

Jun 2 – Hill Country – New York City, NY

Jun 3 – The Shaskeen – Manchester, NH

Jun 4 – Atwoods Tavern – Cambridge, MA

Jun 6 – Boot & Saddle – Philadelphia, PA

Jun 7 – Sellersville Theatre – Sellversville, PA

Jun 8 – Howlers – Pittsburgh, PA

Jun 9 – MusicBox Supper Club – Cleveland, OH

Jun 10 – RibFest – Chicago, IL

(additional dates to be announced soon)

 

FOR MORE INFO ON THE WHISKEY GENTRY:

www.thewhiskeygentry.com

https://www.facebook.com/thewhiskeygentry

https://twitter.com/whiskeygentry

Eidola @ Cattivo w/Hail The Sun- 6/10

Eidola
Announces New Album
To Speak, To Listen
 
Available June 2nd, 2017 via Blue Swan Records
Pre-Order Now, Here: eidola.merchnow.com
 
JUNE 10TH | CATTIVO | PITTSBURGH, PA
 
Touring this Spring with Hail The Sun & Capsize 
Stream New Single “Amplissimus Machina” Here
 
Salt Lake City, UT – Experimental post-hardcore bandEidola is thrilled to announce that they will be releasing their new album To Speak, To Listen on June 2nd, 2017 via Blue Swan Records. The album was produced by Dryw Owens (A Lot Like Birds, From Indian Lakes) and features lead single, “Amplissimus Machina.” In support of the upcoming album, Eidola will be hitting the road this spring with Hail The Sun & Capsize. For more information or to pre-order the album, please visit: www.eidola.merchnow.com
On the new album, the band shares: “To Speak, To Listen is a progressive post-hardcore album that explores the depths of consciousness, faith, human history, and perennial philosophy. The title is true to the album’s narrative and intention, to facilitate an honest conversation.
Eidola is a five-piece progressive post-hardcore band formed in 2011. After a year of touring on their debut self-released album The Great Glass Elephant in 2012, the band signed on with Blue Swan Records to release Degeneraterra in 2015. With the album receiving acclaim from critics and fans alike, the band embarked on a series of tours with bands like Dance Gavin Dance, CHON, Hail The Sun, and Stolas. Now Eidola is back with their most ambitious and aggressive effort yet, To Speak, To Listen.
For more information, please visit:
Instagram: www.instagram.com/eidola                                    
WHO: Eidola w/Hail The Sun & Capsize
WHERE: Cattivo | 146 44th St | Pittsburgh, PA
WHEN: Saturday, June 10th | Doors: 5:30pm
INFO: https://goo.gl/LSQBzV | $12-$15 | All Ages
Upcoming Tour Dates w/Hail The Sun & Capsize:
5/23 – Fresno, CA @ Strummers
5/24 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock
5/25 – El Paso, TX @ Rockhouse Bar & Grill
5/26 – Dallas, TX @ The Prophet Bar
5/27 – San Antonio, TX @ Jack’s Patio Bar & Grill
5/28 – Houston, TX @ Walter’s Downtown
5/30 -Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
5/31 – Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
6/1 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade – Purgatory
6/2 – Greensboro, NC @ Blind Tiger
6/3 – Richmond, VA @ The Canal Club
6/4 – Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar
6/6 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground
6/7 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East – Upstairs
6/8 – Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
6/9 – New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall
6/10 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo
6/11 – Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness
6/13 – Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch
6/14 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
6/15 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
6/16 – Kansas City, MO @ Davey’s Uptown
6/17 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
6/18 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
6/20 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
6/21 – Portland, OR @ Analog Theater
6/22 – Sacramento, CA @ Goldfield Trading Post
6/23 – Camarillo, CA @ Rock City Studios
6/24 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction

LAMB OF GOD Announces Select Headline Tour Dates with Support from BEHEMOTH

Four Headline Dates Scheduled Amidst 2017 Summer Tour Supporting SLAYER
 
Tickets for Headline Dates on Sale this Friday, April 7 at 10am Local Time via www.lamb-of-god.com
Internationally-renowned heavy rock leaders LAMB OF GOD recently announced that they will support headlining metal legends Slayer, along with fellow supporting death metal group Behemoth, on what is set to be this summer’s most-anticipated heavy music tour. The six-week expedition will rage across North America beginning July 12 in Bemidji, MN, winding up in Phoenix, AZ on August 20. Tickets are on sale now via www.slayer.net/tour.
In addition to these dates, LAMB OF GOD is announcing select headline one-off dates throughout the Slayer tour. Behemoth will provide direct support during these special performances. Stops include Grand Rapids, MI, Montreal, QC, St. Louis, MO and Salt Lake City, UT. See below for a full listing of confirmed shows and pick up tickets for the LAMB OF GOD headline dates starting this Friday, April 7 at 10am local time via www.lamb-of-god.com.
LAMB OF GOD Summer 2017 Tour Dates:
New headline dates in red
 
JULY
12   Sanford Center, Bemidji, MN
13   Rock Fest 2017, Cadott, WI (Slayer and LAMB OF GOD on this bill)
15   Rock USA 2017, Ford Festival Park, Oshkosh, WI (Slayer and LAMB OF GOD on this bill)
16   Chicago Open Air Festival, Toyota Park, Chicago, IL (Slayer, LAMB OF GOD and Behemoth on this bill)
17   20 Monroe Live, Grand Rapids, MI (LAMB OF GOD headline, Behemoth support, no Slayer)
18   Express Live!, Columbus, OH
20   Red Hat Amphitheater, Raleigh, NC
21   St. Augustine Amphitheater, St. Augustine, FL
23   Electric Factory Outdoors, Philadelphia, PA
24   M TELUS, Montreal, QC (LAMB OF GOD headline, Behemoth support, no Slayer)
25   Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Boston, MA
27   Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
28   Pier Six Pavilion, Baltimore, MD
30   Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN
31   The Pageant, St. Louis, MO (LAMB OF GOD headline, Behemoth support, no Slayer)
AUGUST
  1   Providence Medical Center Amphitheater, Bonner Springs, KS
  2   1st Bank Center, Denver, CO
  4   The Joint/Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
  5   The Forum, Los Angeles, CA
  8   Vina Robles Amphitheatre, Paso Robles, CA
  9   Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA
11   The Cuthbert Amphitheater, Eugene, OR
12   WaMu Theatre, Seattle, WA
14   Encana Events Center, Dawson Creek, BC CANADA
15   SMS Equipment Stadium, Fort McMurray, AB CANADA
17   KettleHouse Amphitheater, Missoula, MT
18   The Complex, Salt Lake City, UT (LAMB OF GOD headline, Behemoth support, no Slayer)
19   Isleta Amphitheater, Albuquerque, NM
20   Comerica Theatre, Phoenix, AZ
About LAMB OF GOD:
Richmond, VA natives LAMB OF GOD are one of heavy music’s most successful and uncompromising bands.  When the band’s first major release, New American Gospel, was released in 2000 it was immediately touted as a classic within the genre. AllMusic stated it best, “The essential signatures of post-Pantera metal are in abundance on Lamb of God’s inaugural album. New American Gospel provides a mighty oak upon which gritty American metal’s faith is maintained, effectively bridging the ’90s’ insistence upon drill-sergeant technicality and the old school’s determined focus on riff construction.”
Some predicted a sophomore slump – that no band could top a debut album so strong.  They were proven wrong, with the release of 2004’s Ashes of the Wake, an album that not only exploded stateside (certified Gold by RIAA) but also saw the spread of LAMB OF GOD to all corners of the world.  The band’s first DVD, Killadelphia, followed shortly after and was certified Platinum.  Then, with Sacrament (Album, 2006, #8 debut on the US Billboard Hot 200), LAMB OF GOD were honored with a Grammy nomination for the track “Redneck”, which would be the first of five Grammy nominations for the band to date. Next came Walk With Me In Hell (DVD, 2008) and then the band’s fourth album Wrath in 2009, which debuted at #2 on the Billboard Hot 200 Chart, and then Resolution, which debuted at #3. Shortly after the release of Resolution, vocalist Randy Blythe was arrested in Prague, and spent 30 days in jail on a charge for which he was later acquitted (and lead to Blythe’s bestselling memoir, Dark Days, as well as the film As The Palaces Burn).  After regrouping, LAMB OF GOD lost no ground with their latest full-length album, VII: Sturm Und Drang, the album was #3 in the US, #1 in Canada, #2 in Australia, #3 in Finland, #7 in UK, #12 in Germany and #13 in Japan, and #13 in Netherlands. “Overlord“, the first single from VII: Sturm Und Drang, achieved a new milestone for the band when it reached the Top Thirty of US Active Rock Radio Chart (Mediabase).  Most recently, late last year LAMB OF GOD paid tribute to late, longtime fan and friend Wayne Ford with the release of The Duke EP, which raised funds and awareness for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The EP release coincided with a charity campaign offering personal items such as Blythe’s Ashes Of The Wake Gold plaque, signed signature model guitars, handwritten lyrics and more.
Since inception and through it all, LAMB OF GOD‘s consistent and unwavering commitment to their music – and their fans – has kept them a critical and fan favorite worldwide, selling millions of albums and tickets around the world.
LAMB OF GOD is Randy Blythe (vocals), Mark Morton (guitar), Willie Adler (guitar), John Campbell (bass), and Chris Adler (drums).
LAMB OF GOD Online:

Australia’s AVERSIONS CROWN are coming to PITTSBURGH to make U.S. debut w/ OCEANO

Like a cataclysmic storm making landfall, the brand new album Xenocide from crushing Brisbane outfit Aversions Crown is here to destroy everything in its path. Off the back of a long touring cycle for their Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut, Tyrant, which saw Aversions Crown playing alongside Soilwork, Thy Art Is Murder, Attila, Parkway Drive, Psycroptic, Rings Of Saturn and The Acacia Strain, hitting festivals like Unify Gathering and Taste Of Anarchy as well as selling out headline shows on the other side of the world in Germany and the UK, the band refined and sharpened their already potent mix of brutal death metal speed and violence with eldritch atmospherics, audio manipulation and vocalist Mark Poida’s otherworldly vocal range and ability into a new level of destruction.

With teaser tracks “Parasites” and “Erebus” released over the course of 2016 hinting at the new direction, the band teamed up with frequent collaborators Adam Merker at Studio Anders Debeerz in Brisbane and Mark Lewis from Audio Hammer in Florida to create Xenocide. On the goal in mind when writing Xenocide, guitarist mastermind Chris Cougan says “we wanted to accentuate our strengths as Aversions Crown; the extreme drumming, the guitar interplay, Mark’s awesome vocals and really work on the arrangements instead of having a bunch of riffs on top of some blasts.”

With a loose conceptual framework at play across Xenocide’s tales of destruction, revenge, reanimation and murder, Poida enthuses “I really got an awesome brutal canvas to paint a horrible evil lyrical picture on. We pushed it to the limits of our songwriting ability and are very proud of the record.”

Aversions Crown will take Xenocide to stages around the world in 2017. Get in the pit or get out of the way.

Xenocide
 was tracked by Adam Merker at Studio Anders Debeerz in Brisbane and mixed and mastered by Mark Lewis (WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER) from Audio Hammer.
OCEANO, SLAUGHTER TO PREVAIL, AVERSIONS CROWN, SPITE, NO ZODIAC
Apr 05   Big Shots – Valparaiso, IN

Apr 06   The Rave Bar – Minneapolis, MN

Apr 07   The Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN

Apr 08   Aftershock – Merriam, KS

Apr 09   Lookout Lounge – Omaha, NE

Apr 12   Marquis Theater – Denver, CO

Apr 13   Loading Dock – Salt Lake City, UT

Apr 14   The Pin – Spokane, WA

Apr 15   Real Art – Tacoma, WA

Apr 16   Analog Theater – Portland, OR

Apr 18   DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA

Apr 19   The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA

Apr 20   Whiskey – Los Angeles, CA

Apr 21   Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA

Apr 22   Soma – San Diego, CA

Apr 23   Joe’s Grotto – Phoenix, AZ

Apr 25   Launchpad – Melrose, NM

Apr 26   89th St Collective – Oklahoma City, OK

Apr 27   The Dirty 30 – Dallas, TX

Apr 28   Grizzly Hall – Austin, TX

Apr 29   Jack’s Bar – San Antonio, TX

Apr 30   Walter’s Downtown – Houston, TX

May 02 O’Malley’s – Margate, FL

May 03 Backbooth – Orlando, FL

May 04 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

May 05 Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC

May 06 Warehouse – Clarksville, TN

May 07 Trixie’s Entertainment Complex – Louisville, KY

May 09 Canal Club – Richmond, VA

May 10 Stanhope House – Stanhope, NJ

May 11 Webster Hall – New York, NY

May 12 Revolution Bar and Music Hall – Amityville, NY

May 13 The Webster Underground – Hartford, CT

May 14 Palladium Upstairs – Worcester, MA

May 16 Cattivo – Pittsburgh, PA       

May 17 Pike Room at Crofoot – Pontiac, MI

May 18 The Wire – Berwyn, IL

May 19 Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH

 

More on Xenocide:
Prismatic Abyss” music video https://youtu.be/LrsyL4ldK0Q
The Soulless Acolyte” drum play-through video https://youtu.be/JmlkegqPewk
Album trailer #1:  https://youtu.be/Tmbw4QdhmqE
Album trailer #2: https://youtu.be/lWVIwBKKUzs
Album trailer #3 https://youtu.be/i0EHEg3k0I8
Album trailer #4 https://youtu.be/Q-870VoA1vA
Ophiophagy” lyric video: https://youtu.be/DhZfRGRPNQg
Erebus” lyric video: https://youtu.be/eb5z5AULWCw

Erebus” drum play-through: https://youtu.be/d6bHACoe5eA

Visit AVERSION CROWN online:
www.facebook.com/aversionscrown
www.twitter.com/aversions_crown
www.youtube.com/aversionscrown
www.24hundred.net/category/bands/aversions-crown

 

Bad Seed Rising @Diesel on 5/14

Bad Seed Rising will remain on the road forever! The band will hit the tour circuit with Eyes Set to Kill this spring, and then return to Warped Tour for the second summer in a row. Check out the band’s single “Fighting Gravity” and their recent interview with Buzzfeed. Their Roadrunner debut Awake in Color is out now.

 

The band is playing Diesel in Pittsburgh, PA on 5/14.

Sept. 12 PGH…Counting Crows with Matchbox Twenty: A Brief History of Everything Tour (presale code)

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Kansas City, MO
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Seether Stage AE in Pittsburgh, PA on 5/19

Seether will release their new album Poison the Parish on May 12. The band will be touring extensively in support of the album, which features the riffy and tense smash “Let You Down.”

 

Guitarist Clint Lowery will augment the band’s line-up throughout the upcoming trek, adding his signature axe-work to Seether’s new songs and deep repertoire.

 

“We’ve been working on some upgrades to the production and the live sound, which includes welcoming our brother, Clint Lowery into the fold to help us thicken up that live sound experience,” Seether vocalist/guitarist Shaun Morgan said. “We want this tour to be exciting and different — a departure from what people expect from us, while retaining the qualities that make us unique, in order to entertain the fans. It’s going to be loud, heavy, old school Seether with a couple of twists thrown in to keep things exciting.”

 

The band will appear at Stage AE in Pittsburgh, PA on 5/19.

ANTHRAX RELEASE LIMITED EDITION “FOR ALL KINGS 7-INCH BOX SET”

Anthrax are due to release a real collector’s piece to accompany their last LP For All Kings which really showed that the band may have started in 1981 but are very far from slowing down creatively. It is an absolutely stunning collector’s item for any Anthrax fan as this unboxing video will illustrate – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wU3e4hwzBR8&feature=youtu.be There have been band members who have come and gone and come back again with that time period, but on wax and live they are clicking on all cylinders.  Luckily the band will be hitting Pittsburgh next month with Killswitch Engage and The Devil Wears Prada.

What makes the set special are the demo versions of many of the songs from For All Kings.  The raw intensity gives a “live” vibe that production polishing does not allow.  Of course, this might be an acquired taste for some, but true Anthrax fans and collectors will be thrilled.  The nuanced differences take a discerning ear at times, but give a bit of insight into the process of creation, particularly through the instrumentation working in syncopation.  Also, the box set has never released in the U.S tracks that were not readily available previously (Check out“Vice of the People,” the “new-to-the-U.S.” track https://goo.gl/DAqOML), as well as two cover songs, including an unexpected White Stripes tune (so perfect for a thrash make-over it’s sick).

Available exclusively in North America and released in conjunction with the band’s upcoming Spring co-headline tour with Killswitch Engage – “KillThrax” – thrash metal icon ANTHRAX – Frank Bello/bass, Scott Ian/guitar, Joey Belladonna/vocals, Charlie Benante/drums, Jonathan Donais/guitar – announces the release of the limited edition “For All Kings 7-Inch Box Set” (Megaforce Records).  The set goes on sale March 24, will retail for $79.99.

The “For All Kings 7-Inch Box Set” includes a removable lenticular cover and contains 10 7-inch vinyl discs featuring 20 songs – the 11 finished album tracks, two brand new covers (The White Stripes’ “Black Math” and the classic Kansas song “Carry On”), six demos from the FAK track listing, and “Vice of the People,” a bonus track previously released only in Japan and now making its North American vinyl debut.  The original album cover art sketch by Alex Ross is also part of this package, as well as a download card enabling the holder to access the Box Set’s track listing for free.

 

Each 7-inch disc features gorgeous, double-sided four-color artwork designed by Douglas Heusser with additional art by Stephen Thompson, as well as band photos by Jimmy Hubbard.  The tracks are pressed onto different-colored vinyl discs – red, green, blue, maroon, orange, most with a two-color swirl design.

 

“Doing a box set edition of ‘For All Kings’ was something that we’ve always wanted to do,” said Benante, who worked closely with Heusser and Thompson on the box set’s artwork.  “We wanted to do something special, something that was so much more than the original release, and have it be fun for our audience when they open it up, just be floored by the different colored vinyl, the artwork, everything that’s inside.  And we think we’ve done that.”

 

The complete “For All Kings 7-Inch Box Set” track listing is below as are the dates for “KillThrax.”

 

“For All Kings 7-Inch Box Set” track listing:

 

Breathing Lightning (album version)

Breathing Lightning (demo)

 

Monster At The End (album version)

Monster At The End (demo)

 

Suzerain (album version)

Suzerain (demo)

 

Black Math  (White Stripes cover)

Carry On  (Kansas cover)

 

You Gotta Believe  (album version)

For All Kings  (album version)

 

Evil Twin  (album version)

This Battle Chose Us  (album version)

 

All Them Thieves  (album version)

Vice of the People (previously unreleased in North America)

 

Zero Tolerance  (album version)

Zero Tolerance (demo)

 

Blood Eagle Wings  (album version)

Blood Eagle Wings  (demo)

 

Defend Avenge  (album version)

Defend Avenge (demo)

 

 

“KillThrax” Dates:

 

MARCH

29        The Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ *

30        LC Pavilion, Columbus, OH **

31        Arcada Theatre, St. Charles, IL  (Anthrax only)

31        The International, Knoxville, TN  (KsE only)

 

APRIL

1         Little River Casino, Manistee, MI  (Anthrax only)

1         Norva, Norfolk, VA  (KsE only)

3         The Fillmore, Silver Springs, MD *

4         The Dome, Wallingford, CT *

5         Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA **

7         20 Monroe Live, Grand Rapids, MI *

8         The Fillmore, Detroit, MI **

9         Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA *

11        The Ritz, Raleigh, NC **

12        Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA **

13        House of Blues, Orlando, FL *

15        Texas Independence Festival, Austin, TX **

16        Boggus Ford Events Center, Pharr, TX **

17        House of Blues, Houston, TX *

18        House of Blues, Dallas, TX  **

20        The Marquee, Phoenix, AZ *

21        Las Rageous, Las Vegas, NV *

22        The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA **

23        The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA **

25        Showbox SoDo, Seattle, WA *

26        Roseland Theatre, Portland, OR **

28        Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO *

29        Sokol Auditorium, Omaha, NE **

30        Midland Theatre, Kansas City, MO *

 

MAY

1         The Pageant, St. Louis, MO **

3         Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, ON  CANADA **

5         Paramount Theatre, Huntington, NY **

6         Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park, NY *

7         House of Blues, Boston, MA *

 

 

* – KsE closes

** Anthrax closes

OBITUARY Share New Song “A Lesson In Vengeance”; Announce New US Tour Dates With Gruesome

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Photo Credit: Ester Segarra

Florida death metal legends OBITUARY have shared a new song from the impending, Self-Titled album out next week, March 17th. Hear “A Lesson In Vengeance” now via YouTube at this location.

Additionally, OBITUARY has announced new US headline tour dates with labelmates Gruesome from May 11th till May 21st. The band kicks off the tour cycle with the 2017 Decibel Magazine Tour featuring Kreator, Horrendous and Midnight on March 17th in Charlotte, NC.  A complete list of dates, including numerous festival appearances are included below.

Obituary is due out March 17th, 2017 on CD/LP/Digital. Physical and digital pre-orders are available now via Relapse at bit.ly/ObituaryST.

Pre-Order ‘Obituary’ via Relapse HERE
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Cover Art: Andreas Marschall
Obituary Tour Dates:

— All Dates Mar 17 – Apr 15 with Kreator, Midnight, Horrendous—

Mar 17 Charlotte, NC Underground
Mar 18 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
Mar 19 Tampa, FL The Orpheum
Mar 20 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
Mar 21 Houston, TX House of Blues
Mar 22 Dallas, TX House of Blues
Mar 24 Phoenix, AZ Club Red
Mar 25 Santa Ana, CA Observatory
Mar 26 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
Mar 27 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater
Mar 28 Seattle, WA Neptune
Mar 29 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theater
Mar 21 Calgary, AB MacEwan Ballroom
Apr 01 Edmonton, AB Union Hall
Apr 04 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall
Apr 06 Minneapolis, MN Cabooze
Apr 07 Chicago, IL House of Blues
Apr 11 Toronto, ON Opera House
Apr 12 Montreal, QC Club Soda
Apr 13 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
Apr 14 New York, NY Irving Plaza
Apr 15 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts

— All Dates May 11 – May 21 With Gruesome —

May 11 Pensacola, FL Vinyl Music Hall
May 12 Memphis, TN Hi-Tone
May 13 Birmingham, AL Syndicate Lounge
May 14 Nashville, TN Exit/In
May 16 Louisville, KY Trixie’s
May 17 Pittsburgh, PA Rex Theater
May 18 Washington, DC Rock and Roll
Hotel
May 19 Amityville, NY Amityville Music Hall
May 20 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre
May 21 Richmond, VA Broadberry

Summer Festivals:

Jun 18 Clisson, FR Hellfest 2017
Jul 15 Dunaújváros, HU Rock Maraton 2017
Aug 6 Corroios, PT VOA Heavy Rock Fest
Aug 12 Kortrijk, BE Alcatraz Festival 2017
Aug 13 Derbyshire, UK Bloodstock
Aug 17 Dinkelsbühl, DE Summer Breeze 2017

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OBITUARY BIO:

One of the most influential, revered and best-selling death metal bands of all time, OBITUARY formed in the swamplands of South Florida in 1986 after switching their name from Xecutioner.  the band signed to Roadracer Records, a now defunct division of Roadrunner, for the recording of their debut album, the immense and immeasurably heavy Slowly We Rot (1989). The album was engineered by the legendary Scott Burns at Morrisound Studio, which would come to be the most sought after facility for production of albums during the rise of death metal in the 1990s. Unlike much death metal preceding it, the album had a sludgy feel and integrated devastatingly slow passages along with obliterating overtures that reached far beyond any point of mayhem that metal had yet to reach. The result was a carnal pleasure for doom, death and thrash fans alike coupling the adrenaline of a speedball with the slow, degrading measures of a sewer at dusk. OBITUARY were unlike anything anyone had heard before and would change the shape of heavy music forever.

OBITUARY followed up Slowly We Rot with Cause of Death (1990), perhaps the band’s most hailed album and an even more chaotic, bass heavy mix of the band’s signature groove, manic guitar solos and crashing drums. The album’s defining feature, however, was vocalist John Tardy’s disarmingly horrific, gargling style, that created guttural chasms of dread which, though often mimicked, have been achieved by no one else. Drastically shifting tempos and Tardy’s unique vocal style became the band’s trademark, which clearly distinguished them from the rest of the burgeoning US death metal scene.

OBITUARY spent the next two decades releasing some of the finest death metal ever put to tape with classics like The End Complete (1992), World Demise (1994), and Frozen in Time (2005) solidifying them as one of the genre’s most important bands of all time. Fast forward to 2014, when after a five year gap between albums, OBITUARY successfully crowdfunded their new album and subsequently partnered with Relapse Records for it’s release. Reinvigorated with a new lineup featuring the additions of legendary bassist Terry Butler (Death, Massacre, Six Feet Under) and lead guitarist Ken Andrews. The result was Inked In Blood (2014) which immediately took the world by storm.  The next couple years revolved around an extensive world tour schedule that took them to sold-out venues across the globe including tours with Cannibal Corpse, Carcass and Exodus and multiple mainstage festival appearances including 7000 Tons of Metal, Maryland Deathfest, Hellfest, Obscene Extreme, Full Terror Assault, Neurotic Deathfest, Graspop Metal Meeting, and the band’s own inaugural Florida Metal Fest.

To end 2016, OBITUARY released a surprise, live EP, Ten Thousand Ways to Die, featuring two brand new songs plus twelve classics and fan favorites recorded across eleven different cities during the Inked In Blood world tour. The EP left die-hard fans craving more, unbeknownst that it was just the beginning.

Now in 2017, OBITUARY return with their self-titled, 10th studio album, further cementing their legacy as one of the most important metal bands of all time! Picking up where Inked In Blood left off, OBITUARY show no signs of slowing down as they continue to reign as Kings of death metal. Recorded at their home studio in Tampa, FL, Obituary is a 10 track tour-de-force of bone-pulverising death metal that is as heavy, uncompromising and infectious as anything they’ve released in their historic, nearly 30-year career!

OBITUARY are:
John Tardy – Vocals
Trevor Peres – Guitar
Ken Andrews Jr. – Guitar
Terry Butler – Bass
Donald Tardy – Drums

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ED SHEERAN: North American Tour Dates/PITTSBURGH PPG PAINTS ARENA SEPT 26

08 Mar 2017
North American Tour Dates

Ed will be coming back to North America to play 48 dates starting this Summer. Tickets on general sale Friday 17th March.

A limited number of tickets will be available via a fan presale that starts 10am local time on 13th March.

Please REGISTER HERE before 10am ET on 10th March for access to the pre-sale.

Note: fans wanting to buy presale tickets for the Quebec City show must email EdSheeranQuebec@wmgcustomerservice.com before 10am ET on 10th March to get their pre-sale code. Notez: les fans souhaitant acheter des billets en pré-vente pour le concert de Québec doivent envoyer un email à EdSheeranQuebec@wmgcustomerservice.com avant 10h ET le 10 mars pour obtenir leur code d’accès.

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

June 29 || Kansas City, MO || Sprint Center
June 30 || Des Moines, IA || Wells Fargo Arena
July 1 || St. Paul, MN || Xcel Energy Center
July 7 || Toronto, ON || Air Canada Centre
July 9 || Buffalo, NY || KeyBank Center
July 11 || Philadelphia, PA || Wells Fargo Center
July 14 || Uncasville, CT || Mohegan Sun Arena
July 15 || Uncasville, CT || Mohegan Sun Arena
July 18 || Quebec City, QC || Videotron Centre
July 19 || Montreal, QC || Bell Centre
July 22 || Winnipeg, MB || MTS Centre
July 23 || Saskatoon, SK || SaskTel Centre
July 25 || Edmonton, AB || Rogers Place
July 28 || Vancouver, BC || Rogers Arena
July 29 || Tacoma, WA || Tacoma Dome
July 30 || Portland, OR || Mode Center
August 1 || Sacramento, CA || Golden 1 Center
August 2 || Oakland, CA || Oracle Arena
August 4 || Las Vegas, NV || T-Mobile Arena
August 5 || Glendale, AZ || Gila River Arena
August 6 || San Diego, CA || Valley View Casino Center
August 10 || Los Angeles, CA || Staples Center
August 15 || Denver, CO || Pepsi Center
August 17 || Tulsa, OK || BOK Center
August 18 || Dallas, TX || American Airlines Center
August 19 || Houston, TX || Toyota Center
August 22 || San Antonio, TX || AT&T Center
August 25 || Duluth, GA || Infinite Energy Center
August 29 || Tampa, FL || Amalie Center
August 30 || Miami, FL || American Airlines Arena
August 31 || Orlando, FL || Amway Center
September 2 || Raleigh, NC || PNC Arena
September 3 || Charlotte, NC || Spectrum Center
September 5 || Charleston, SC || North Charleston Center
September 7 || Louisville, KY || KFC YUM! Center
September 8 || Indianapolis, IN || Bankers Life Fieldhouse
September 9 || Cleveland, OH || Quicken Loans Arena
September 12 || Omaha, NE || CenturyLink Center
September 15 || Chicago, IL || Allstate Arena
September 17 || St. Louis, MO || Scottrade Center
September 19 || Washington, DC || Verizon Center
September 22 || Boston, MA || TD Garden
September 26 || Pittsburgh, PA || PPG Paints Arena 
September 27 || Detroit, MI || Little Caesars Arena
September 29 || Brooklyn, NY || Barclays Center
September 30 || Brooklyn, NY || Barclays Center
October 3 || Columbus, OH || Nationwide Arena
October 6 || Nashville, TN || Bridgestone Arena

GOJIRA ANNOUNCE U.S. HEADLINE DATES WITH KYNG, DEAFHEAVEN & CODE ORANGE/@StageAE Pittsburgh 5/17

“French prog-metal giants tap grief to make a game-changing album.”

Rolling Stone

“…if ever there was a moment that signaled Gojira’s status as leaders in the continuing evolution of the genre, it’s now.”

SPIN

“The Duplantiers had to make this album for themselves. We are the fortunate witnesses.”

Consequence of Sound

Magma pulls off the all-too-rare trifecta of being heavy, complex, and catchy, while most of today’s best metal bands are happy to pull off only two of those three things (if that).”

Stereogum

“With its sixth LP, Gojira defends its status as one of metal’s most elite bands.”

A.V. Club

GOJIRA ANNOUNCE U.S. HEADLINE DATES

WITH KYNG, DEAFHEAVEN & CODE ORANGE

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NORTH AMERICAN DATES WITH METALLICA GET UNDERWAY

JULY 29TH IN LOS ANGELES, CA

SPRING U.S. DATES WITH OPETH BEGIN MAY 4TH IN NASHVILLE, TN

TREK INCLUDES MONUMENTAL RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE PERFORMANCE ON MAY 11TH

 

February 15, 2017 – Gojira have announced a run of U.S. headline dates which will see the acclaimed group joined by Kyng (5/2 – 5/3), followed by dates with Deafheaven and Code Orange (5/16 – 5/18). Tickets for all dates will be available Friday, February 17th at 10:00AM local time.  For tickets and more information visit, http://www.gojira-music.com/tour/

 

The announcement follows Gojira’s recent Grammy nominations for ‘Best Metal Performance’ and ‘Best Rock Album’ at the 59thAnnual Grammy Awards.  Gojira’s crushing track “Silvera” received a nomination for ‘Best Metal Performance,’ while their acclaimed new LP MAGMA was nominated for ‘Best Rock Album’ at the awards.

 

Furthermore, Gojira were recently announced as support for Metallica on a string of North American dates.  Gojira are set to join Metallica’s WorldWired Tour along with Avenged Sevenfold on July 29th at Los Angeles, CA’s Rose Bowl and continue on the road with them through August 16th (see attached itinerary). Tickets for the upcoming dates are set to go on sale Friday, February 17th at 10:00AM local time.

 

This coming spring Gojira are set to embark on a string of U.S. dates with Opeth which will kick-off May 4th at Nashville, Tennessee’s War Memorial Auditorium and will also see Gojira performing festival sets at Monster Energy’s Carolina Rebellion (May 5th) and Rock On The Range (May 19th-21st). The tour will also include a stop at Morrison, Colorado’s legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre on May 11th (see attached itinerary).  For tickets more information please visit, www.Gojira-Music.com.

 

Last year Gojira’s  MAGMA staked its claim amongst the best albums of 2016, earning Metal Hammer’s coveted “Album of the Year” title while also landing  on Rolling Stone’s “Top 20 Metal Albums of 2016,” Consequence of Sound’s  “Top 50 Albums of 2016” / “Top 10 Metal Albums of 2016” lists, and Pop Matters’ “Best Metal of 2016” recap. Additionally “Stranded,” the lead single off of MAGMA, was named one of Stereogum’s “100 Favorite Songs Of 2016.”

 

This past June Gojira’s MAGMA took the #1 spot on Billboard’sHard Rock Albums’ chart upon debut, making Gojira the first French band to hold the #1 spot on the chart in its nine year existence.  The release of MAGMA marked the highest chart debuts of Gojira’s career landing them at #4 on Billboard’s ‘Top Rock Albums’ chart, #6 on Billboard’s ‘Tastemaker Albums’ chart and Top 25 on the ‘Billboard 200.’ Furthermore, Gojira earned career high chart positions around the globe including Top 10’s in France, Canada, Switzerland, Austria, Finland, and Norway with Top 15 debuts in Australia and Germany. MAGMA is available at all DSPs and at www.Gojira-Music.com in a variety of exclusive bundles.

 

GOJIRA

2017 U.S. DATES

** With Kyng

* With Opeth

^^ With Deafheaven and Code Orange

‡ With Metallica and Avenged Sevenfold

# Festival Date

 

5/2                          New Orleans, LA                  House Of Blues **

5/3                          Birmingham, AL                    Iron City **

5/4                          Nashville, TN                         War Memorial Auditorium*

5/5                          Concord, NC                          Charlotte Motor Speedway – Monster Energy’s Carolina Rebellion#
5/6                          Philadelphia, PA                   The Electric Factory*
5/7                          Sayreville, NJ                         Starland Ballroom*
5/9                          Chicago, IL                             The Vic Theatre*
5/11                       Morrison, CO                        Red Rocks Amphitheatre*
5/12                       Kansas City, MO                    Arvest bank Theater at The Midland*

5/13                       Indianapolis, IN                     Egyptian Room at Old National Centre*

5/16                       Buffalo, NY                             The Rapids Theatre^^

5/17                       Pittsburgh, PA                       Stage, AE^^

5/18                       Grand Rapids, MI  20 Monroe Live^^

5/19                       Columbus, OH                       Mapfre Stadium – Rock On The Range#

7/29                       Los Angeles, CA                    Rose Bowl ‡

8/4                          Phoenix, AZ                           University of Phoenix Stadium ‡

8/6                          San Diego, CA                       Petco Park ‡

8/9                          Seattle, WA                           CenturyLink Field

8/14                       Vancouver, BC                      BC Place ‡

8/16                       Edmonton, AB                       Commonwealth Stadium ‡

 

 

For more information, visit www.Gojira-Music.com

CONAN Announce Spring North American Tour/Pittsburgh 5/20 @SmilingMoose

CONAN are as heavy as interplanetary thunder amplified through the roaring black hole anus of Azathoth. Remember that sentence, for it is writ large in virgin blood on the walls of the forgotten temple of Bol-Krastor, deep in the steaming forests of forgotten Lemuria. Conan, a monumentally brutal three piece (in the grand tradition of all the hallowed three pieces through time) hold a sinew-tight line and an iron-grip command over the uber-synchronised powerchord changes and tempo-shifts of the anti-holy trio of bass, drums and guitar. Two weary yet defiant men have the task of vocalizing wretched thoughts over the turgid weight of CONAN‘s metalized bombast. They bear it well, for the task is immense.
unnamed-2Now they bring this immense task back to North America this May on tour with North.  In addition to the headline run, CONAN will also take part in this year’s Maryland Death Fest and 71 Grind Fest in Colorado Springs, CO.  A complete list of dates can be found below.
CONAN frontman Jon Davis commented on their return North America:
“We are excited to get back to the USA and Canada to play at Maryland Death Fest, 71 Grind and also the other awesome shows we have lined up. We are also looking forward to sharing the road with our friends in North.”
CONAN W/North
5/10: Glendale, CA at Complex 
5/11: Oakland, CA at Metro
5/12: Portland, OR at Dante’s
5/13: Vancouver, BC at Astoria
5/14: Seattle, WA at Highline
5/16: Minneapolis, MN at Triple Rock
5/17: Chicago, IL at Beat Kitchen
5/18: Indianapolis, IN at 5th Quarter
5/19: Cleveland, OH at Now That’s Class
5/20: Pittsburgh, PA at Smiling Moose
5/21: Toronto, ON at Garrison
5/22: Montreal, QC at TBA 
5/23: Boston, MA at TBA
5/24: Brooklyn, NY at Knitting Factory
5/25: Baltimore, MD at Maryland Death Fest*
5/26: Raleigh, NC at Kings
5/27: Atlanta, GA at 529
5/28: New Orleans, LA at Siberia
5/29: Houston, TX at White Oak
5/30: Austin, TX at Sidewinder
6/1: Denver, CO at Hi-Dive
6/2: Colorado Springs, CO at 71 Grind Fest 
6/3: Albuquerque, NM at Sister
6/4: Tucson, AZ at Club Congress
* = no North 
 

 
More on CONAN:
Way back, in 2006, CONAN formed as a two-piece near the old port of Liverpool, and cut a now mythological demo (‘Battle In The Swamp’). The years dragged by, and fellow warriors came and went (we raise our tankards to their memory). Now they have crystallized into a final configuration – founding member Jon Davis still raging on guitar and vocals, but ably assisted by fellow acolytes of the absurd Chris Fielding on bass and vocals and the dexterous Rich Lewis on drums. Collectively their plans are clear: they seek nothing less than the crushing of a billion skulls.
They have committed their filthy, ocean-sized sound to wax (and the slightly less cool compact disc) several times thus far – with more fetid brooding output always on the reddening horizon. First came the hulking mass of a debut album (in 2010) that was ‘Horseback Battle Hammer’ (Throne, Aurora Borealis), followed by the now much sought after split with like-minded Northern Irish sludge-lords Slomatics (Head of Crom, Burning World) in 2011. In December 2011 CONAN returned to the remote wilderness of Foel Studio, Wales, and into the capable hands of producer Chris Fielding (now their bassmaster) for the next album which was to released on Burning World Records in Spring 2012 – the mighty eardrum-warping ‘Monnos’.
A triumphant recording of their live destruction of the 2012 Roadburn festival was released in 2013 as ‘Mount Wrath’. This was followed by a fearsome 12″ split with Chicago doomfuckers Bongripper in 2013 (Holy Roar Records) and a new devil-deal with Napalm Records, resulting in the evil turgidity of third album proper ‘Blood Eagle’ in 2014. Many tours across the blasted wastelands of Europe and the old lands across the Oceans have resulted in a tight slaying unit that pauses for no weakling and decimates all who will not nod to their titan-riffing. Their latest album ‘Revengeance’ was released in early 2016 – A fourth album of such implausible weight that Azathoth itself threatens to implode in a cosmic super-shower of black death-shit.
Hear the roar of battle. Smell the stench of split blood. A thousand heads piled high like a grim mound of suffering – a blasphemy to nature. Hail CONAN!
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DEVILDRIVER to Headline Next Year’s “BOUND BY THE ROAD” North American Tour, Beginning February 8

SoCal groove metal heavyweights DEVILDRIVER will headline a 19+ date North American tour, dubbed the “Bound By The Road” tour, beginning February 8, 2017 in Santa Ana, CA. The tour will feature support from special guests and heavy metal frontrunners Death Angel, Winds Of Plague, The Agonist and Azreal.
Tickets will go on sale this Friday, December 16 at 10:00am local time. Check your local venues for ticketing information.
DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara states, DEVILDRIVER is heading out on our first headline run in over three years with a killer set list and full production, AND we are bringing some heavy bad ass bands along with us! Get your tickets early and come out with some friends, ’cause this tour is going to be a monster banger!”
unnamed-1DEVILDRIVER 2017 “Bound By The Road” North American Tour
w/ Death Angel, Winds Of Plague, The Agonist, Azreal
2/8/17 – Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory
2/9/17Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater
2/12/17 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
2/14/17 – Chicago, IL @ Portage Theater
2/15/17 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theater
2/16/17 – Montreal, QC @ Corona
2/17/17 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium
2/18/17 – Reading, PA @ Reverb
2/19/17Patchogue, NY @ Emporium
2/20/17 – Baltimore, MD @ SoundStage
2/21/17Dayton, OH @ Oddbody’s
2/23/17 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
2/24/17McAllen, TX @ Sofie’s
2/25/17 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
2/26/17 – Austin, TX @ Grizzly Hall
2/28/17El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
3/1/17 – Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
3/4/17 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
3/5/17 – Seattle, WA @ Studio 7
+More TBA
The upcoming “Bound By The Road” tour follows the band’s most recent public performance at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest, where they shot their newest music video for their latest album’s title track “Trust No One”. Take a look at the music video here.
 
DEVILDRIVER released their long-awaited seventh studio album, Trust No One, in May 2016 via Napalm Records. The album is available for purchase now digitally via iTunes and Amazon, or in other formats via the Napalm Records Web Store and DevilDriver.com. This ballsy, brash and brutal burnt offering ignites the group’s fiercest ten salvos to date. Straight out of the gate, key tastemakers embraced the record with KERRANG! calling it, “A snorting, snarling heavy metal beast,” and Metal Hammer going as far as to say, Trust No One is a monstrous comeback that cackles with renewed verve, ideas and energy that’s the equal of the band’s finest achievements.”   
Trust No One entered the Billboard Top 200 chart at #43. The album followed 2013’s Winter Kills, which bowed at #32. To date, DEVILDRIVER has developed one of the most rabid fan bases in heavy metal, which has packed festivals and venues everywhere to witness their gospel of intensity.
DEVILDRIVER online:
DEVILDRIVER is:
Dez Fafara – Vocals
Mike Spreitzer – Guitar
Neal Tiemann – Guitar
Diego Ibarra – Bass
Austin D’Amond – Drums

Whitechapel, Cattle Decapitation, Goatwhore, and Allegaeon to tour the USA this spring, celebrating Metal Blade Records’ 35th anniversary

unnamedTo commemorate Metal Blade Records‘ 35th anniversary in 2017, four bands from the label’s much-celebrated roster will come together for a special USA tour this March: Whitechapel, Cattle Decapitation, Goatwhore, and Allegaeon. See below for all dates!

Whitechapel, Cattle Decapitation, Goatwhore, Allegaeon tour dates
Celebrating Metal Blade Records’ 35th anniversary

Feb. 22 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
Feb. 23 – Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
Feb. 24 – The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
Feb. 25 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY
Feb. 26House of Blues – Cleveland, OH
Feb. 28St. Andrew’s Hall – Detroit, MI
Mar. 1 – Deluxe @ Old National Centre – Indianapolis, IN
Mar. 2 – Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
Mar. 3 – Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY
Mar. 4 – House of Blues – Chicago, IL
Mar. 8 – Belasco Theater – Los Angeles, CA
Mar. 9 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA
Mar. 10 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
Mar. 11 – Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA
Mar. 14 – House of Blues – Houston, TX
Mar. 15 – House of Blues – Dallas, TX
Mar. 16 – House of Blues – New Orleans, LA

After headlining the Impericon “Never Say Die!” European tour with Thy Art Is Murder, Carnifex, Fallujah, and more last month, Whitechapel is ready to head out on the road again, in support of their new album, Mark of the Blade. Hailed as “an exciting milestone” (AltPress.com), Mark of the Blade sees Whitechapel redefine who they are and what they are capable of with 11 tracks that leave a distinct impression on every listener. To view the crushing, emotional video for “Bring Me Home” – and to purchase the record in various formats – please visit: metalblade.com/whitechapel

Cattle Decapitation recently joined forces with Brujeria for a USA tour in support of their most recent full-length, 2015’s The Anthropocene Extinction. As the most sonically and thematically engrossing record of Cattle Decapitation‘s maniacal discography, The Anthropocene Extinctionwas named one of the best albums of the year by Loudwire.com, MetalSucks.net, MetalInjection.net, among many others. To preview and purchase the acclaimed The Anthropocene Extinction, please visit: metalblade.com/cattledecapitation

Currently on the road with Crowbar after a crushing Ozzfest performance, Goatwhore are currently finishing up work on their seventh full-length, which was recorded and is being mixed entirely in analog format. Their previous record, Constricting Rage Of The Merciless (2014), was dubbed their most “varied record to date, as well as their strongest” (Pitchfork.com) and “unrelentingly pummeling and brutally oppressive” (PopMatters.com). Constricting Rage Of The Merciless can be previewed and purchased at: metalblade.com/goatwhore

Since the release of their new album, Proponent for Sentience, this past September, Allegaeonhas shared the stage with the likes of Black Sabbath, Disturbed, Megadeth and more at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest, as well as joined label-mates Battlecross and Necromancing the Stone for the annual “Winter Warriors Tour”. To preview and purchase Proponent for Sentience – a musically complex, intelligent, and absorbing concept album – please visit: metalblade.com/allegaeon

Whitechapel online:
http://www.whitechapelband.com
http://www.metalblade.com/whitechapel
http://www.facebook.com/whitechapelmetal
https://twitter.com/whitechapelband
http://instagram.com/whitechapelband
http://www.youtube.com/WhitechapelTV

Cattle Decapitation online:
http://www.facebook.com/cattledecapitation
http://twitter.com/cattledecap
http://www.youtube.com/officialcattledecap
http://instagram.com/cattle_decapitation
http://www.indiemerch.com/cattledecap

Goatwhore online:
http://www.facebook.com/thegoat666
http://www.twitter.com/goatwhorenola
http://www.youtube.com/Goatwhorenola666
http://www.metalblade.com/goatwhore
http://www.goatwhore.net
http://www.instagram.com/goatwhorenola

Allegaeon online:
http://www.facebook.com/allegaeon
http://www.youtube.com/ALLEGAEON
http://twitter.com/allegaeon
http://instagram.com/allegaeonofficial

NEW YEARS DAY Embark On The “Retrograde” Tour w/Crown The Empire

NEW YEARS DAY are about to embark on the “Retrograde” tour with Crown The Empire and Blessthefall, which kicks off tomorrow (11/1) in Phoenix, AZ at the Nile Theater. The month long North American trek will see the band supporting their latest release, Malevolence and will be their first tour in the US since May of this year. A complete list of dates can be found below.
NEW YEARS DAY – North American Dates w/Crown The Empire + Blessthefall

Tuesday, November 1st – Phoenix, AZ @ Nile Theatre
Wednesday, November 2nd – San Diego, CA @ SOMA
Friday, November 4th – Pomona, CA @ Glass House
Sunday, November 6th – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
Tuesday, November 8th – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
Wednesday, November 9th – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
Friday, November 11th – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre
Saturday, November 12th – St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
Sunday, November 13th – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
Monday, November 14th – Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot
Wednesday, November 16th – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
Friday, November 18th – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
Saturday, November 19th – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
Sunday, November 20th – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Monday, November 21st – Baltimore, MD @ Sound Stage
Tuesday, November 22nd – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
Wednesday, November 23rd – Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of Living Arts
Friday, November 25th – Richmond, VA @ Canal Club
Saturday, November 26th – Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street Live
Sunday, November 27th – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Tuesday, November 29th – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
Wednesday, November 30th – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
Friday, December 2nd – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
Saturday, December 3rd – San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall
Sunday, December 4th – Dallas, TX @ The Door

Amy Rigby Pittsburgh show and ‘Diary of a Mod Housewife’ vinyl reissue

Pittsburgh native Amy Rigby’s Diary of a Mod Housewifeis a modern classic. It has never been available on vinyl. This will change Nov 18th when this wonderful album finally gets the vinyl release it deserves. Here’s what the press has said about it:

“..masterful. Funny and enticing, she is up there with the likes of Paul Simon and Randy Newman.”  – New York Times

 “Rigby’s solo debut remains a classic.”  – Chicago Tribune

 “An impressive debut. A-“ – Entertainment Weekly

 “Concept album of the year. A” – Robert Christgau

 “There are no maybes about Mod—this is a wonderful album” – People Magazine

 “As liberating as the first Pretenders album” –  Salon

 “…one of rock’s most distinctive and consistently excellent songwriters.” – Washington Post

 “…an instant classic” – UNCUT

 

image003Amy Rigby established herself as a solo artist in 1996 with debut album Diary Of A Mod Housewife, but had already been writing and performing her honest, intelligent and instantly-memorable songs for years as a member of early NYC alt-country band Last Roundup and girl group the Shams. Over the last two decades she has toured the US, UK and Europe and released four more acclaimed solo albums, as well as three duo records with her husband Wreckless Eric. Nov 18th, Diary Of A Mod Housewife will be released on vinyl for the first time and Amy is touring to revisit the classics and play new songs from her upcoming solo album due out next year. Here are the dates:

 

Sat 22 Oct 2016 Hudson, NY at Spotty Dog

Sun 23 Oct 2016 Cambridge, MA at Atwood’s Tavern 4pm

Wed 26 Oct 2016, Rochester NY at Abilene Bar & Lounge

Thu 27 Oct 2016 Cleveland, OH at Beachland Tavern

Fri 28 Oct 2016 Champaign, IL at A Sandwich Life House Concert

Sun 30 Oct 2016, Chicago, IL  at Reckless Records In-store 4pm

Sun 30 Oct 2016 – Rockford, IL  at Mary’s Place 8pm

Tue 01 Nov 2016Pittsburgh, PA  at Club Café

Thu 03 -06 Nov 2016Harbor Springs, MI at Springfed Arts Lambs Retreat

Wed 16 Nov 2016New York, NY at The HiFi Bar

Thu 17 Nov 2016 – New York, NY at The HiFi Bar

Sat 19 Nov 2016Media, PA at Concerts @ Sixth St.

Sun 20 Nov 2016 – Vienna, VA at Jammin’ Java

Thu 01 Dec 2016 – Glasgow, UK  at Admiral Bar

Sun 04 Dec 2016 – Hull, UK at Furley & Co

Sun 11 Dec 2016 – London, UK at Come Down & Meet the Folks 7pm

Tue 13 Dec 2016 – Brighton, UK at Prince Albert

Wed 14 Dec 2016 – Leicester, UK at The Musician

Here is a track from Diary of a Mod Housewife plus a live performance:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sN-T8eXl_Cw

 

https://amyrigby.bandcamp.com

 

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Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus Jams with Anthrax

“THE WALKING DEAD’S” NORMAN REEDUS
JOINS ANTHRAX ONSTAGE IN ATLANTA
JAMMING ON “INDIANS”
L-R:  Anthrax’s Frank Bello, Norman Reedus (w/ hat), Anthrax’s Joey Belladonna

LOS ANGELES, CAL – Thursday, October 6, 2016 — Actor Norman Reedus, better known as Daryl Dixon on “The Walking Dead,” joined Anthrax on stage last night at the Tabernacle in Atlanta, jamming on guitar during the band’s classic “Indians.”  Anthrax’s Frank Bello and Scott Ian are both huge fans of the show – in 2015, Ian appeared in an episode playing one of the zombies, and unfortunately met a horrible demise with a metal pole through his head.

Before last night’s show, Bello and Ian dropped by “The Walking Dead” set, hanging out with Reedus and the show’s director/special effects artist Greg Nicotero.

Anthrax is current on tour with Slayer and Death Angel, upcoming dates are below.

L-R:  Jon Donais, Frank Bello, Norman Reedus,
Joey Belladonna, Scott Ian
Norman Reedus jamming with Anthrax at the Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA – 10-5-16
OCTOBER
 6   Varsity Theatre, Baton Rouge, LA*
 7   Gas Monkey Live, Dallas, TX
 8   ACL at the Moody Theatre, Austin, TX
10   Fillmore, Denver, CO
11   The Complex, Salt Lake City, UT
12   Rev Hall, Boise, ID*
13   The Wilma Theatre, Missoula, MT
14   The Hill event Center, Idaho Falls, ID*
15   Revolution Concert House, Garden City, ID
16   Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA*  (offer)
17   ENMAX Centre, Lethbridge, AB
19   S. Okanagan Cvents Centre, Penticton, BC
20   Abbotsford Centre, Abbotsford, BC
21   Hawthorn Theatre, Portland, OR*
22   Discovery Park, Elverta, CA (w/Aftershock)
23   Reno Events Center, Reno, NV
22   Aftershock Festival, Sacramento, CA
25   Orpheum Theatre, Flagstaff, AZ*
26   Top Deck, Famington, NM*  (offer)
* Anthrax & Death Angel

BATTLECROSS Pays Homage To Military Veterans On The 2016 Winter Warriors Tour Featuring Allegaeon And Necromancing The Stone

ollowing their upcoming North American trek with Soilwork, Unearth, Wovenwar, and Darkness Divided next month, Motor City thrashers BATTLECROSS will finish off 2016 with their annual headlining run, the third installment of the Winter Warriors Tour. This year, support will be provided by Metal Blade labelmates Allegaeon and Necromancing The Stone.

In conjunction with the Veterans Ticket Foundation, the Winter Warriors Tour will once again offer free admission to members of the US Armed Forces, and the band will donate a portion of their proceeds to local veterans’ organizations in each city. Veterans are invited to register for free tickets atvettix.org starting on September 23rd. General admission tickets will be available at THISLOCATIONthe same day. See below for all upcoming BATTLECROSS dates.

BATTLECROSS w/ Soilwork, Unearth, Wovenwar, Darkness Divided:
10/14/2016 Fete Music Hall – Providence, RI
10/15/2016 Stanhope House – Stanhope, NJ
10/16/2016 Shakes – Virginia Beach, VA
10/17/2016 Cats Cradle – Carrboro, NC
10/18/2016 The Loft – Atlanta, GA
10/20/2016 The Rail Club – Ft. Worth, TX
10/21/2016 18th Street – San Leon, TX
10/22/2016 Empire Control Room – Austin, TX
10/24/2016 Nile Theater – Mesa, AZ
10/25/2016 LVCS – Las Vegas, NV
10/26/2016 Glass House – Pomona, CA
10/27/2016 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
10/29/2016 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
10/30/2016 The Pin – Spokane, WA
11/01/2016 Dimondz Event Center – Jerome, ID
11/02/2016 Metro – Salt Lake City, UT
11/03/2016 The Summit – Denver, CO
11/05/2016 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
11/06/2016 Diamond Pub Concert Hall – Louisville, KY
11/08/2016 The Metal Grill – Cudday, WI
11/09/2016 Q&Z – Ringle, WI
11/10/2016 Home Bar – Arlington Heights, IL
11/11/2016 The Machine Shop – Flint, MI
11/12/2016 Diesel – Pittsburgh, PA
11/13/2016 Gramercy – New York City, NY
11/15/2016 The Brass Monkey – Ottawa, ON
11/16/2016 Rockpile – Toronto, ON

Winter Warriors Tour w/ Allegaeon, Necromancing The Stone:
11/25/2016 Basement Transmissions – Erie, PA
11/26/2016 Harmony House – Webster, NY
11/27/2016 Fuze Box – Albany, NY
11/28/2016 Cafe 611 – Frederick, MD
11/29/2016 Dingbatz – Clifton, NJ
11/30/2016 Amityville Music Hall – Amityville, NY
12/01/2016 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
12/02/2016 Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC
12/03/2016 The Iron Heights – Augusta, GA
12/04/2016 Jack Rabbits – Jacksonville, FL
12/07/2016 Southport Music Hall – New Orleans, LA
12/08/2016 Shooters – Texarkana, AR
12/09/2016 The Korova – San Antonio, TX
12/10/2016 Jake’s – Lubbock, TX
12/11/2016 Thunder Alley – Oklahoma City, OK
12/12/2016 Aftershock – Merriam, KS
12/13/2016 Rev Room – Little Rock, AR
12/14/2016 The East Room – Nashville, TN
12/15/2016 Big Shots – Valparaiso, IN
12/16/2016 Rockstar Pro Arena – Dayton, OH
12/17/2016 The Token Lounge – Westland, MI

BATTLECROSS will be touring in support of their latest album, Rise To Power, which landed on the Billboard charts at #103, marking the band’s second Billboard chart entry (2013’s War Of Will entered the charts at #130). To preview and purchase Rise To Power, visit: metalblade.com/battlecross.

Allegaeon will release their new album, Proponent For Sentience, this Friday, September 23rd.Produced by Dave Otero (Cattle Decapitation), Proponent For Sentience is a musically complex, intelligent, and absorbing concept record that can rightfully sit alongside the true greats of the medium. With a lyrical arc rooted in science-fiction yet uncomfortably encroaching upon the reality of the present, it captures the Fort Collins, Colorado natives at their most ambitious and accomplished, pushing the boundaries even further than on their three previous critically acclaimed full-lengths. To preview and purchase Proponent For Sentience, visit: metalblade.com/allegaeon.

If flaccid, identikit, breakdown-laden “metal” is the disease, Necromancing The Stone’s recently released debut full-length, Jewel Of The Vile, is the cure. Featuring current/former members of Arsis(guitarist James Malone), The Absence (drummer Jeramie Kling), The Black Dahlia Murder (bassist Ryan “Bart” Williams), and Brimstone Coven (guitarist Justin Wood and vocalist “Big” John Williams),Necromancing The Stone “has brought back the glory days [of ’80s heavy metal] with unbridled spirit”(Loudwire.com). To preview and purchase Jewel Of The Vile, visit: metalblade.com/necromancingthestone.

 

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Slayer, Anthrax, and Death Angel Reign Blood on Pittsburgh

When the announcement of the Slayer North American Tour was announced, it may have seemed, to some, that a mistake was made.  Slayer with Anthrax and Death Angel?  Three thrash powerhouses who have stood the test of time performing on the same night?  It’s no wonder Stage AE in Pittsburgh was sold out last night, filled to the brim with raucous metal fans chomping at the bit.  All three bands put on killer performances and showed no signs of slowing down, regardless of their ages and band time span.

As far as openers go, well it’s tough to call Death Angel and opener, they have been around since ’82 in one incarnation or another since their landmark hit, “Bored”.  Also, Death Angel is in all essence a subset of the Big 4 thrash bands, emerging from the San Fran scene.  Since their last Pittsburgh visit a fe Halloweens ago, Death Angel has been busy touring their latest The Evil Divide and even producing a “thrashumentary”.  Released last year, the film tells the story of Death Angel from  inception to the present day (get it here).  Singer, Mark Osegueda, was as lively as ever and spot on vocally. Guitarists Rob Cavestany and Ted Aguilar spew out axe pyrotechnics, while Damien Sisson (bass) and Will Carroll (drums) kept the brutal low end so important to the genre.  The new material may be some of their best and is worth getting in the doors early to witness.

Anthrax was in Pittsburgh last January with Lamb of God and put forth one of the best classic Anthrax laden sets that this writer has ever witnessed.  This night Anthrax played just a bit more of their excellent new effort For All Kings, but definitely played some of their best including, “Caught In A Mosh”, “Got The Time”, “Antisocial” and “Indians”.  Two of those songs (“Got The Time” and “Antisocial”) are cover songs that the band has so uniquely made their own, most people do not know that Joe Jackson and Trust, respectively,  actually wrote them.  Scott Ian (guitar) was once again a model of thrash and was, as usual, showing what a guitar god can do and really have a good time doing so.  Singer Joey Belladonna was in excellent singing condition and has breathed new life into the band since his return.  Newcomer, guitarist Jonathan Donais, is fitting in and also breathing fire into the bands material.  He proved his worth in Shadows Fall and is absolutely killing it as Rob Caggiano’s replacement since 2013.  Charlie Benante and Frank Bello were completely synced in (after all they are family) and a pleasure to watch, although it was tough to get a glimpse of Frank’s face as his hair was in constant motion as he powered through the set.  It’s incredible that this band just keeps getting better after all these years  (1981) and is not only producing top level records, but also matching that with high energy shows.

It took all of 35 seconds upon entry before one heard the infamous call, “SLAAAAAAYYYYYEEERRRR!”  The band has been in high gear as of late, pumping out a trio of videos for Repentless and just starting this N.American Tour.  Like their counterparts and tour mates Death Angel and Anthrax, they have been around since the inception of thrash (1981).  Their material is as fresh and brain damaging as ever and their live show is tough to top in terms of sheer onslaught of power.  Kerry King, massive chains and tribal tattoos and all, stays in the pocket and just rips from there, always a jaw dropper to watch.  Tom Araya was dead on vocally as well and of course his bass playing is underrated.  The addition of Exodus guitar player Gary Holt since Jeff Hanneman‘s illness and eventual death has added a different layer and dimension to the band, the material on Repentless really showing his influence in various ways.  Paul Bostaph’s return on drums is also a different layer, replacing his replacement who he replaced originally (huh?), Dave Lombardo, who is now behind the kit for The Misfits reunion shows.  To sum it up, Slayer was Slayer, they were impressive, loud, fast, and like Conan, crushed their enemies before them.  An awesome night for metal and for Pittsburgh for sure, and one tough to beat.  Maybe Clutch, Zakk Sabbath, and Kyng can try on October 1 when they hit Stage AE.

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GOATWHORE Kicks Off US Live Takeover Surrounding Ozzfest Appearance This Week; Band To Record Follow-Up To Constricting Rage Of The Merciless

The eternal road hellions in GOATWHORE will take to the streets again on a final run of live debauchery to close out the year. Set to launch on September 16th and level fifteen stages throughOctober 1st, the band’s latest stretch of onstage demolitions includes a stop at Ozzfest in San Bernardino, California on September 24th and follows last month’s two-week European tour. Support will be provided by The Blood Royale on select dates. See all confirmed performances below.
Upon their return home, team GOATWHORE will rehearse for two weeks before heading into the studio to begin tracking the follow-up to their critically-adored Constricting Rage Of The Merciless full-length, issued in 2014 via Metal Blade Records.
GOATWHORE w/ The Blood Royale: 

9/16/2016 The District – Lafayette, LA *
9/17/2016 The Gig – Beaumont, TX
9/18/2016 Grizzly Hall – Austin, TX
9/19/2016 Korova Basement – San Antonio, TX
9/20/2016 Mesa Music Hall – El Paso, TX
9/21/2016 Flycatcher – Tucson, AZ
9/22/2016 Dive Bar – Las Vegas, NV
9/23/2016 The Merrow – San Diego, CA *
9/24/2016 Ozzfest – San Bernardino, CA *
9/25/2016 Golden Bull – Oakland, CA
9/26/2016 Rojo’s – South Lake Tahoe, CA
9/28/2016 Lion’s Lair – Denver, CO
9/29/2016 Launchpad – Albuquerque. NM
9/30/2016 Reno’s Chop Shop – Dallas, TX
10/01/2016 Luna Live – Lake Charles, LA *
* No The Blood Royale

Metal Injection crowned Constricting Rage Of The Merciless, “the new high water mark of the group’s work thus far,” Pitchfork commended the band’s, “most varied record to date, as well as their strongest,” while PopMatters hailed an offering that’s “unrelentingly pummeling and brutally oppressive.”
Constricting Rage Of The Merciless debuted at #81 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart, toppling their last entry position of #171 with Blood For The Master. Constricting… also hit the #21 spot on Billboard’s Rock chart, #7 on the Hard Rock chart, #13 on the Independent chart and, boasting ten mutinous tracks of thick, predatory, subterranean metal, continues to reap the exaltation of fans and critics globally. Purchase your copy today at metalblade.com/goatwhore where you’ll also find a host of videos, including a special edition of “FBS,” compiled from fan-filmed footage from around the globe.

Bay Area Thrash Icons Kick Off North American Tour With Slayer And Anthrax/ StageAE this Thursday!

unnamed-7Bay Area thrash icons DEATH ANGEL will kick off an epic run of live dates supporting Slayer and Anthrax. The latest trek, which commenced with a string of headlining dates September 4th, will run through October 30th and level over three dozen stages with an included stint on Rock Allegiance in Chester, Pennsylvania alongside Ghost, Killswitch Engage, Hellyeah and many more. See the band’s full schedule below.

DEATH ANGEL w/ Slayer, Anthrax:
9/09/2016 Jacob’s Pavilion – Cleveland, OH
9/10/2016 Freedom Hill Amphitheatre – Detroit, MI
9/11/2016 Streeters Ground Zero – Traverse City, MI #
9/12/2016 Sound Academy – Toronto, ON
9/13/2016 Metropolis – Montreal, QC
9/15/2016 Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
9/16/2016 Anthology – Rochester, NY (Anthrax, DEATH ANGEL, Avatar)
9/17/2016 The Chance – Pougheepsie, NY **
9/18/2016 Rock Allegiance – Chester, PA [info]
9/20/2016 Egyptian Room – Indianapolis, IN
9/21/2016 Conchord Music Hall – Chicago, IL #
9/22/2016 The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
9/23/2016 Riverside Warehouse – Shreveport, LA #
9/25/2016 1904 Music Hall – Jacksonville, FL **
9/27/2016 Hard Rock Live – Orlando, FL
9/28/2016 Fillmore – Miami, FL
9/29/2016 Club LA – Destin FL #
9/30/2016 Horseshoe Casino Tunica – Tunica, MS
10/01/2016 The Warehouse – Clarksville, TN **
10/03/2016 Norva – Norfolk, VA
10/04/2016 The Orange Peel – Danville, VA (Anthrax, DEATH ANGEL, Avatar)
10/05/2016 Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
10/06/2016 Varsity Theater – Baton Rouge, LA **
10/07/2016 Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX
10/08/2016 ACL at the Moody Theatre – Austin, TX
10/10/2016 Fillmore – Denver, CO
10/11/2016 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
10/13/2016 The Wilma Theatre – Missoula, MT
10/14/2016 Hitt Event Center – Idaho Falls, ID #
10/15/2016 Revolution Concert House – Garden City, ID #
10/16/2016 Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA #
10/17/2016 ENMAX Center –  Lethbridge, AB
10/19/2016 South Okanagan Events Centre –  Penticton, BC
10/20/2016 Abbotsford Centre – Abbotsford, BC
10/21/2016 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR #
10/22/2016 Gibson Ranch/Aftershock – Elverta, CA **
10/23/2016 Reno Events Center – Reno, NV
10/24/2016 LVCS – Las Vegas, NB **
10/25/2016 Orpheum Theater – Flagstaff, AZ #
10/26/2016 Top Deck – Farmington, NM #
10/27/2016 El Paso County Coliseum – El Paso, TX
10/28/2016 Club Red – Mesa, AZ **
10/29/2016 Whiskey A Go Go – Hollywood, CA **
10/30/2016 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA **
** DEATH ANGEL only
# Anthrax, DEATH ANGEL only

DEATH ANGEL will be touring in support of their newest full-length The Evil Divide, released earlier this Spring via Nuclear Blast Records. The Evil Divide was recorded at AudioHammer studios in Sanford, Florida with producer Jason Suecof (Trivium, Deicide), who previously worked on 2010’sRelentless Retribution and 2013’s The Dream Calls For Blood. Mastering duties were handled by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound in New York City.

Three decades into their celebrated career, DEATH ANGEL remains as hungry as ever. As a result, uncompromising urgency and unpredictability drive The Evil Divide. The group – vocalist Mark Osegueda, lead guitarist Rob Cavestany, guitarist Ted Aguilar, drummer Will Carroll, and bassist Damien Sisson – satiate the appetite for buzzsaw speed riffs, double bass mayhem, and scorching vocals over the course of ten new anthems.

The Evil Divide stands out as the culmination of thirty-plus years of music for DEATH ANGEL. It kicked off with legendary debut, The Ultra-Violence, in 1987. The classic Frolic Through The Parkbegan to cement their legacy and even earned the distinction of landing on Loudwire’s list of the “Top Ten Thrash Albums NOT Released By The Big 4.” The group broke up following 1990’s Act III only to reunite in 2004 on Art Of Dying for the next generation.

In 2008, DEATH ANGEL teamed with producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, Rush, Mastodon) for Killing Season recorded at Dave Grohl’s Studio 606. In 2010, Relentless Retribution boasted a cameo from virtuosos Rodrigo y Gabriela, while 2013’s The Dream Calls For Blood bowed at #72 on the Billboard Top 200, selling 5,400 copies first-week and earning the group’s first-ever entry onto that respective chart.

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BATTLECROSS ON TOUR this Fall with SOILWORK, UNEARTH, WOVENWAR & DARKNESS DIVIDED/ NOV 12 @Diesel

Oct. 14 – Providence, RI @ Fete Music Hall
Oct. 15 – Stanhope, NJ @ Stanhope House
Oct. 16Virginia Beach, VA @ Shakas
Oct. 17Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
Oct. 18 – Atlanta, GA @ The Loft
Oct. 20Fort Worth, TX @ The Rail Club
Oct. 21 – San Leon, TX @ 18th Street Pier Bar and Grill
Oct. 22 – Austin, TX @ Texas Revoution Fest
Oct. 24 – Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater
Oct. 25Van Nuys, CA @White Oak Music & Arts
Oct. 26 – Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse

Oct. 27San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
Oct. 29 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
Oct. 30 – Spokane, WA @ The Pin
Nov. 01 – Jerome, ID @ Diamondz Event Center
Nov. 02Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Bar
Nov. 03 – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
Nov. 05St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
Nov. 06 – Louisville, KY @ Diamond Pub & Billiards
Nov. 07 – Kent, OH @ The Outpost
Nov. 09 – Ringle, WI @ Q and Z Expo Center
Nov. 10Arlington Heights, IL @ Home Bar
Nov. 11 – Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
Nov. 12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Diesel
Nov. 13 – New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre
Nov. 15 – Ottawa, ON @ The Brass Monkey
Nov. 16 – Toronto, ON @ Rockpile West

‘RISE TO POWER’ now on sale via iTunes

Q-TIP TEAMING WITH FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA

LEGENDARY HIP-HOP ARTIST Q-TIP TEAMING WITH FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA TO HONOR NATION’S BEST STUDENT POETS

 

(September 7, 2016 – New York, NY) On Thursday, September 8thFirst Lady Michelle Obama and legendary hip-hop figure and recent Epic Records artist Q-Tip will honor the fifth annual class of the National Student Poets Program. Q-Tip will be serving in his role as The Kennedy Center’s Artistic Director for Hip-Hop Culture. The pair will welcome five student poets to the White House for a special celebration and poetry reading.

 

atcq_faces_q-tipQ-Tip is known around the world as the co-founder and moving force behind luminary rap trio A Tribe Called Quest, who transcended racial and genre boundaries to solidify hip-hop’s place in American culture and become one of music’s most enduring acts. Tribe has released five studio albums as well as multiple compilations; Q-Tip has also recorded several solo albums while writing and producing for countless artists including Beyoncé, Jay Z, Mariah Carey, Kanye West, Mark Ronson, D’Angelo and John Legend, to name a few.  Q-Tip also hosts Abstract Radio, his Beats 1 Radio show.

 

The National Student Poets Program represents the highest honor for America’s 10th and 11th grade poets. Each year since its inception, the program has selected a handful of standouts—each representing a different geographic region. The students are celebrated for their command of written and spoken language. This year’s honorees are: Stella Binion from Chicago, IL (representing the Midwest Region); Maya Eashwaran from Alpharetta, GA (Southeast); Gopal Raman from Dallas, TX (Southwest); Joey Reisberg from Towson, MD (Northeast); Maya Salameh from San Diego, CA (West).

 

For more information on A Tribe Called Quest:

Official Website: http://atribecalledquest.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ATribeCalledQuest

Twitter: https://twitter.com/atcq

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/atcq/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TribeCalledQuestVEVO

 

The Sheepdogs come to Pittsburgh @Cattivo 9/23

image002On September 23, bluesy retro-rock band The Sheepdogs will bring their raucous live show to Pittsburgh, PA at Cattivo. The band has been on the road throughout the last year across North America and Europe – including many SOLD OUT shows to crowds of over 3K in Canada.

Formed in Saskatoon, The Sheepdogs have continued to follow in the footsteps of Canadian rock legends including Neil Young, The Band and The Guess Who with a bold take on classic guitar rock and polished retro sound. The Sheepdogs came into the national spotlight in 2011 as the first unsigned band to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone, and since then have won four JUNO awards and been nominated for seven over their impressive career.

WATCH:

CBS This Morning Saturday Session: “Downtown” “I’m Gonna Be MyselfBad Lieutenant

Downtown” music video: HERE

I’m Gonna Be Myself” music video: HERE

“Bad Lieutenant” NSFW music video: HERE

 

Following the release of their 2015 album Future Nostalgia (Dine Alone Records), The Sheepdogs have brought their raucous live set to thousands of fans across the UK, Europe and North America – including manysold out shows, and 3K-cap venues in Canada The band continues on their North American run including headlining dates in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New Orleans + more, as well as many festivals includingPhilly Folk Fest in Philadelphia and CMA Fest in Nashville – see full routing below, and PRESS HERE for purchasing information.

 

Praise for Future Nostalgia:

 

“The album is fully in the thrall of that 70s groove. Gnarly double guitar noodling (“Downtown”) and soft focus drive-time goodness (“Jim Gordon”). “Take a Trip” will make you want to spark up and dance around and make out.” – Noisey

 

“The Sheepdogs have a bold take on classic guitar rock” – Yahoo! Music

 

“The Sheepdogs twist classic psychedelic rock with hints of folk and turn it into music that is pure ear candy” –Baeble Music

 

“[Future Nostalgia is] steeped in the classic and psychedelic rock of the 70′s but also feels like a blast of fresh sounds in a musical landscape in desperate need of (good) bands capable of writing punchy rock and roll tunes.” – Glide

 

“[‘Take A Trip’] has all of the hallmarks associated with monster ’70s rock that ruled the music world” – Pure Volume

 

The Sheepdogs Tour Dates:

*w/ The Temperance Movement

 

9/1        Cincinnati, OH @ Woodward

9/2        Nashville, TN @ WRLT: Live on the Green

9/3        Seymour, IN @ House Show

9/4        Lexington, KY @ The Burl

9/6         Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews

9/7        Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room

9/8        Indianapolis, IN @ The Rathskeller

9/9        Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge

9/10      Bowling Green, OH @ Black Swamp Arts Festival

9/11      Cleveland, OH @ The Grog Shop

9/14      Toronto, Canada @ Lee’s Palace

9/15      Fredericton, Canada @ Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival

9/16      Toronto, Canada @ Turf

9/17      Toronto, Canada @ Turf

9/18      Toronto, Canada @ Turf

9/19       Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl*

9/21       Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club*

9/23       Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo

9/24       Asbury Park, NJ @ Wonder Bar*

9/24       Baltimore, MD @ Sound Stage*

10/6       Bloomington, IN @ Castle Theater*

10/7       St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club*

10/8       St. Louis, MO @ Fubar*

10/9       Louisville, KY @ Headliners*

10/11     Atlanta, Ga @ Masquerade*

10/12     Charlotte, NC @ Underground*

10/14     New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues: Parish*

10/15     Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey*

10/16     Houston, TX @ House of Blues: Bronze Peacock*

10/18     Destin, FL @ Club LA*

10/20     Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy

10/21     Washington DC, @ Rock and Roll Hotel

10/22     Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom

 

http://www.thesheepdogs.com/

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Anthrax with Robert De Niro on “Late Night with Seth Meyers”/Pittsburgh date 9/15 @StageAE

LOS ANGELES, CAAugust 25, 2016 — Last night, Anthrax not only made its “Late Night with Seth Meyers” debut, but hung out with the iconic Robert De Niro.  Check out the band’s live performance of their new single, “Monster At The End,” here: http://bit.ly/2bIYbEm
To support the band’s critically-acclaimed new album For All Kings and in celebration of their 35th anniversary, Anthrax hits the road this fall with Slayer starting September 9 in Cleveland; dates are below.
SEPTEMBER
  9   Jacob’s Pavilion, Cleveland, OH
10   Freedom Hill Amphitheatre, Detroit, MI
11   Ground Zero, Travers City, MI*
12   Sound Academy, Toronto, ON
13   Metropolis, Montreal, PQ
15   Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA
16   Anthology, Rochester, NY*
17   Revolution Rock Fest., Mashantucket, CT
18   Rock Allegiance Festival, Chester, PA
20   Egyptian Room, Indianapolis, IN
21   Concord Music Hall, Chicago, IL*
22   The Pageant, St. Louis, MO
24   Houston Open Air Festival, Houston
25   Knotfest, Devore, CA
27   Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL
28   Fillmore, Miami, FL
29   Club L.A., Destin, FL*
30   Horseshoe Casino Tunica, Tunica, MS
OCTOBER
 1   Louder Than Life Festival, Louisville, KY
 3   Norva, Norfolk, VA
 4   Orange Peel, Ashveille, NC*
 5   Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA
 6   Varsity Theatre, Baton Rouge, LA*
 7   Gas Monkey Live, Dallas, TX
 8   ACL at the Moody Theatre, Austin, TX
10   Fillmore, Denver, CO
11   The Complex, Salt Lake City, UT
12   Rev Hall, Boise, ID*
13   The Wilma Theatre, Missoula, MT
14   The Hill event Center, Idaho Falls, ID*
15   Revolution Concert House, Garden City, ID
16   Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA*  (offer)
17   ENMAX Centre, Lethbridge, AB
19   S. Okanagan Cvents Centre, Penticton, BC
20   Abbotsford Centre, Abbotsford, BC
21   Hawthorn Theatre, Portland, OR*
22   Discovery Park, Elverta, CA (w/Aftershock)
23   Reno Events Center, Reno, NV
22   Aftershock Festival, Sacramento, CA
25   Orpheum Theatre, Flagstaff, AZ*
26   Top Deck, Famington, NM*  (offer)
* Anthrax & Death Angel
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L-R:  Anthrax’s Charlie Benante, Scott Ian; Robert De Niro;
 Anthrax’s Joey Belladonna, Frank Bello and Jon Donais
Photo courtesy of Charlie Benante

Bebel Gilberto Announces Fall Tour Dates

“Gilberto’s voice alights on a song. Her vocals trace the melody with a delicacy that carries its own kind of intensity.” – NY DAILY NEWS

Bebel Gilberto has taken on traditional bossa nova rhythms and infused it with her trademark alluring vocals to create a hypnotic new sound.” – NPR

BEBEL GILBERTO TOUR DATES

09/10: Boca Raton, FL – Mizner Park Amphitheatre

09/11: New Orleans, LA – Tipitina’s

09/13: Atlanta, GA – City Winery

09/14: Orlando, FL – Dr. Phillips Center

09/27: Seattle, WA – The Triple Door

09/28: Mount Vernon, WA – Lincoln Theatre

09/30: Portland, OR – Dolores Winningstad Theatre

10/01: Eugene, OR – Hult Center for the Performing Arts

10/04: Brooklyn, NY – National Sawdust

10/05: Brooklyn, NY – National Sawdust

10/06: Brooklyn, NY – National Sawdust

10/16: Newark, NJNew Jersey Performing Arts Center w/Mariza
Grammy nominated Brazilian singer Bebel Gilberto is excited to be back on tour this Fall. Her month long US tour will start on September 10th in Boca Raton, FL and continues through October, where she will perform a 3-night run at National Sawdust in Brooklyn, NY before joining fellow Brazilian Mariza in Newark, NJ on the 16th. The tour will make stops in ten different cities across the country.

Gilberto, who has earned multiple Grammy nominations over the course of her career, has captivated fans and earned media acclaim worldwide with her trademark electronic bossa nova, sonically transporting listeners to Brazil, with bright, incandescent bossa nova-infused melodies, lyrics about love, and a lilting performance style has earned her raves for her live performances.

Hailing from a rich musical lineage, Bebel is the is the daughter of João Gilberto and singer Miúcha, and grew up surrounded by her extended musically family, including her uncle Chico Buarque and family friends like Milton Nacimento, Tom Jobim, Caetano Veloso, and João Donato. Her professional solo debut came in 1986 with a self-titled EP released by WEA which included “Preciso dizer que te amo,” a partnership with Cazuza.

With her highly acclaimed release Tanto Tempo in 2000, Bebel introduced her now-trademark blend of electronic bossa nova, which took over clubs around the world and positioned Bebel as one of the top-selling Brazilian artists in the U.S. The album reflected Bebel’s life split growing up between Brazil and New York City, infusing a modern, cosmopolitan edge to the music she grew up with. She continues to call New York City home to this day.

ALL HAIL THE YETI Adds Off-Dates with Combichrist During ‘Max & Iggor Cavalera Return To Roots’ Tour/PGH DATE 10/9 @RexTheater

ALL HAIL THE YETI is currently touring North America on their “Haunted and Damaged” tour with support from Final Drive, which wraps up on August 26th. Next month, the band will hit the road again on Max & Iggor Cavalera‘s Return to Roots tour, with additional support from The Black Dahlia Murder, Combichrist, Allegaeon and Oni on select dates. Proving their road warrior tenacity, ALL HAIL THE YETI are announcing select off-date shows with Combichrist during their October routing. See below for all confirmed dates, which also include two festival stops.
 
ALL HAIL THE YETI Headline Tour Dates:
8/22/2016 – Seattle, WA @ Funhouse
8/23/2016 – Portland, OR @ Ash Street
8/24/2016Boise, ID @ The Shredder
8/25/2016Idaho Falls, ID @ The Falls
8/26/2016Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Bar (merging with another tour, NEID headlines)
ALL HAIL THE YETI @ Rainbow Bar & Grill Back Yard Bash
9/4/2016 – Hollywood, CA @ Rainbow Bar & Grill w/ Buckcherry, Iron Butterfly, Hirax& London
 
ALL HAIL THE YETI Select Dates with Max & Iggor Cavalera RETURN TO ROOTS
+ Combichrist support one-offs:
9/25 – New Orleans, LA @ Southport Music Hall
9/30 – Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligans Music Hall
10/1 – St Petersburg, FL @ State Theater
10/2 – Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
10/6 – Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Rock Club
10/7 – Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s Concert Theatre
10/8 – Dayton, OH @ Oddbodys
10/9 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Rex Theater
10/11 – Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room (ALL HAIL THE YETI + Combichrist ONLY – NOT Return to Roots)
10/12 – Syracuse, NY @ The Lost Horizon (ALL HAIL THE YETI + Combichrist ONLY – NOT Return to Roots)
10/13 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory (ALL HAIL THE YETI + Combichrist ONLY – NOT Return to Roots)
10/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge (ALL HAIL THE YETI + Combichrist ONLY – NOT Return to Roots)
10/15 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium – Rock and Shock Fest
10/16 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
10/17 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
10/20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater
 
ALL HAIL THE YETI Fests:
10/21 – Mesa, AZ @ Club Red – D-Low Fest
10/22 – Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room – Texas Revolution Fest
 
 
This past April, ALL HAIL THE YETI released their long-awaited full-length concept album, Screams From A Black Wilderness, via Minus Head Records. The album is based on classic, spooky horror stories and presents a different story with each track. Screams From A Black Wilderness is produced by Matt Hyde, known for his prior work with renowned groups such as Deftones, Slayer, and Soulfly. You can order Screams From A Black Wildernessnow via Bandcamp, Amazon, or iTunes.
Watch ALL HAIL THE YETI‘s recently released conceptual video series, featuring two new tracks “Daughter Of The Morning Star” and “Before The Flames”, via the links below:
“Daughter Of The Morning Star” (prequel to the Flames story)
“Before The Flames” (Part 1, from Screams From A Black Wilderness)
“After The Great Fire” (Part 2, from 2012’s self-titled album)
Follow ALL HAIL THE YETI:
ALL HAIL THE YETI current line-up:
Connor Garritty – vocals
Nicholas Diltz – bass
Ryan “Junior” Kittlitz – drums
Alan Stokes – guitar

Detroit Noise Rock Eccentrics Kick Off Tour With Lord Dying/ Live @SmilingMoose 8/30

Detroit noise rock eccentrics/perpetual road demons CHILD BITE are set to ravage US streets again, this time supporting Lord Dying. The massive thirty-six date journey will commence tonight and run through September 29th. Additional support will be provided by Black Fast and Joel Grind!
CHILD BITEw/ Lord Dying, Black Fast, Joel Grind:
8/19/2016 The Panic Room – Portland, OR
8/20/2016 Highline – Seattle, WA
8/21/2016 The Pin – Spokane, WA
8/22/2016 The Shredder – Boise, ID
8/23/2016 Metro Bar – Salt Lake City, UT
8/24/2016 The Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
8/25/2016 Lookout Lounge – Omaha, NE
8/27/2016 El Club – Detroit, MI
8/28/2016 The Foundry – Lakewood, OH
8/30/2016 The Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA
8/31/2016 Bugjar – Rochester, NY
9/01/2016 Trickshots – Albany, NY
9/02/2016 Great Scott – Boston, MA
9/03/2016 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
9/04/2016 The Pinch – Washington DC
9/05/2016 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
9/06/2016 Riffhouse Pub – Chesapeake, VA
9/07/2016 The Pour House – Raleigh, NC
9/08/2016 New Brookland Tavern – Columbia, SC
9/09/2016 The Haven – Orlando, FL
9/10/2016 Crowbar – Tampa, FL
9/11/2016 Churchill – Miami, FL
9/12/2016 1904 – Jacksonville, FL
9/13/2016 The Masquerade  – Atlanta, GA
9/15/2016 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
9/16/2016 Walters – Houston, TX
9/17/2016 Dirty Dog Bar – Austin, TX
9/18/2016 Tomcats West – Fort Worth, TX
9/20/2016 Depot Obar Live – Lubbock, TX
9/22/2016 Pub Rock – Scottsdale, AZ
9/23/2016 White Oak Music – Los Angeles, CA
9/25/2016 The Dive Bar – Las Vegas, NV
9/27/2016 The DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
9/28/2016 Old Nick’s Pub – Eugene, OR
9/29/2016 3rd Street Pub – Bend, OR
CHILD BITE continues to astound ears with the apocalyptic sounds of Negative Noise, out now on Housecore Records. The wild, forty-seven-minute ride was produced by label head Philip H. Anselmo, mastered by Scott Hull (Pig Destroyer), and is where the Venn diagram of Black Flag, Voivod, and The Jesus Lizard truly overlaps.
The Sludgelord notes, “CHILD BITE creates an idiosyncratic racket, a chaotic collision of off-kilter punk, the weirder end of ’80s hardcore and rumbling post-punk. Negative Noise is an invigorating blast of dissonance, a blend of familiar influences twisted into their warped vision. Shawn Knight’s hyperactive drawl makes a compelling foil to the band’s manic yet inventive playing, as his Jello Biafra via Mike Watt drawl varies in intensity to match the song’s twists and turns.” New Noise Magazine calls CHILD BITE‘s Negative Noise, “…an adventurous slice of loud rock…They have the aggressive force of hardcore, but it’s filtered through grimy noise rock…Negative Noise showcases a band firing on all cylinders.” Brave Words observes, “The danger with this sort of artsy punk is that it can skirt a line between really interesting and creative and just really annoying and grating, really fast. Most bands who do this sort of thing end up being in the latter category, but CHILD BITE stay listenable, thanks to a ton of interesting and cool guitar work (check out ‘Video Blood’) and an ability to keep things toe-tapping and relatively rockin’, even if it’s rarely with a straight beat and is certainly never with an expected twist or turn,” adding, “References within the sphere of metal are hard to come by, but imagine if the first Mr. Bungle album wasn’t annoying circus music, and then remember that this band once did a 5″ record of Anal Cunt covers with Phil Anselmo on vocals, and you’re getting there.” Punk News concurs, “This is for the open minded punk, headbanger or weirdo. If you like your music a little on the ugly side, you owe it to yourself to check them out. (Especially if you get a chance to see them live.) Negative Noise can be a hard record to love, but ultimately it’s worth the effort.” No Clean Singing notes, ” Negative Noise possesses a brilliance and individuality all its own and is a refreshing breath of fetid air in an era saturated with a d-beat-only approach to punk and hardcore,” while KNAC hails, “…an all-over-the-place shitstorm of punk/hardcore, metal, noise/post rock, prog and even surf music in Brandon Sczomak’s shrill guitar jangle…it sounds sorta like someone stuffed Mr. Bungle/Fantomas, Voivod, old Clutch (especially in Shawn Knight’s husky baritone and seemingly extemporaneous delivery), Black Flag and The Jesus Lizard into a blender, pushed ‘grind’ and then forget to turn it off.”
Get weird with Negative Noise available at the Housecore Store HERE.

The Shondes play Most Wanted Fine Art on 8/26, new single at SPIN

Event Page | Tickets at door
7:30 p.m. | $10 | All ages

“A badass love song that begs to be belted out.”SPIN

Brighton Fall Tour

August 25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
August 26 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Most Wanted Fine Art
August 27 – Louisville, KY @ The Cure
August 28 – Nashville, TN @ The East Room
August 29 – Denton, TX @ Dan’s Silver Leaf
August 31 – Tucson, AZ @ The Flycatcher
September 1 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Silverlake Lounge
September 2 – San Francisco, CA @ El Rio
September 3 – Portland, OR @ The Know
September 4 – Seattle, WA @ The Lo Fi
September 7 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Kitty Cat Klub
September 8 – Madison, WI @ University of Wisconsin Memorial Union Terrace
September 9 – Chicago, IL @ The Hideout
September 17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium (Record Release Show)
September 24 – Boston, MA @ Make Shift

BRIGHTON -- New Record by THE SHONDES -- 9.16.16
The Shondes – Brighton album trailer
When The Shondes released The Garden (Exotic Fever 2013), frontwoman Louisa Solomon said it was “an album about growing up,” and she had no idea how right she was.Rolling Stone’s 4-star review dubbed it “Riot-grrrl furor, arena bombast and klezmer stomp,” while The Washington Post said: “Every time I’ve seen The Shondes, a hurricane has touched down. Violinist Elijah Oberman rocks his instrument like the world is ending. Louisa Solomon sings like her soul is leaping out of her mouth. Every time I wondered when the band would break big.” With this game-changing wave of critical praise, followed by a national tour with punk legends Against Me!, the scrappy, heart-on-their-sleeves New Yorkers were truly coming into their own, and they set right to work on their follow-up, Brighton (Exotic Fever 2016).

On this record we find the band delivering their signature power hooks, charming group harmonies, and clap-along breakdowns with a new ease and sophistication. It feels lighter, more confident, less forced; where they once fought for hope, willed anthems into being, they now sound effortlessly alive. This is in no small part due to the founding pair (best friends Oberman and Solomon) alighting on the right lineup. Drummer Alex Smith and guitarist Courtney Robbins were both recruited in 2015, with Robbins relocating from Tucson. There is an unmissable and even magical cohesion among the four, as though with this level of musicianship, a burden has lifted and the music can finally bloom into the satisfying, spirited pop-rock it always wanted to be. They have been described as “Bruce Springsteen-meets-Bikini Kill,” and on Brighton they add serious pop appeal to the formula that will have you punching your fist in the air despite yourself.

With Smith’s cracking snare rousing any listener to full attention, her rock-solid drumming anchors the absolute powerhouse that is Robbins’s guitar. Un-ironically revelling in a wailing solo on one track and creating a tapestry of delicate, twinkling overlays on the next, it dramatically amplifies each song’s emotional pay-off. Springsteen biographer Peter Ames Carlin said Solomon has “better-stand-back vocals…one of the biggest voices in pop,” and she has been compared to the likes of Chrissie Hynde and Corin Tucker, but on Brighton the band provides a foundation for both her signature belt and a gentler head voice rarely utilized on past records. Oberman’s alternatingly keening and raucous violin is its perfect complement, shining in solos and skillful counterpoint. The overall effect is a more dynamic version of a beloved rock band; losing none of their anthemic power, they have crafted eminently joyful, emotionally complex rock songs.

In 2015 Solomon married poet Miller Oberman (yes, much to fans’ delight, he is violinist Elijah’s brother), and many of these songs are in some sense “love songs,” though the most consistent theme of the record is transformation, steering it away from the pitfalls of pop cliché, and toward something much more interesting. The Shondes have always prided themselves on their ability to get a cynic singing along, and they’ve never been in finer form than on this collection in which love, neglect, survival, despair, and hope are inescapably bound. Brighton is a record about turning toward possibility and building beautiful things out of wreckage, and it offers a much-needed soundtrack for the broken and broken-hearted among us who are trying to do just that.

Artist: The Shondes
Album: Brighton
Record Label: Exotic Fever Records
Release Date: September 16, 2016

01. Everything Good
02. True North
03. The Clearing
04. Carrion Crow
05. My Ghost
06. Wrong Kind
07. The House
08. Holding Out
09. Unstill Ones
10. Nightwatch

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