WOLVHAMMER Announce West Coast Tour With BLACK COBRA

Wolvhammer will continue their North American decimation with a new string of West Coast tour dates in support of their third full length album, Clawing Into Black Sun. The band will provide direct support to San Francisco sludge duo Black Cobra. Those tour dates can be found after the break.

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HELMET Announce “Betty” 20th Anniversary Tour Dates

helmet-bettyHelmet will be playing a string of shows in February for the 20th anniversary of their album Betty. The band is booking no openers for any of the shows and the albums will be played in full at all stops, followed by a second set of fan favorite tracks. If you’ve been a fan of Helmet like Lane and I, I suggest you hit up one of these shows. Check out the dates below.     Continue reading

CANNIBAL CORPSE & BEHEMOTH Announce Co-Headlining Tour For 2015

CC and BAre there two death metal acts bigger than Cannibal Corpse and Behemoth? I mean, these two entities have been around for a long time and neither have lost a step over the years. I suppose that it’s not completely out of the box that the band would be touring together, but this is still pretty exciting. The two bands will be teaming up for a co-headlining tour starting in January. The bands will see support from Aeon and Tribulation, so this is a bill that you absolutely HAVE to see. Check out all of the dates after the jump.     Continue reading

PERIPHERY Announce Two-Part “Juggernaut” Album, 2015 Headlining Tour

Periphery have announced that their upcoming concept album, Juggernaut, will be split into two separate, interconnected albums. The albums will bear the titles Juggernaut: Alpha and Juggernaut: Omega and will both released through Sumerian Records on January 27th. Drummer Matt Halpern had the following to say about the forthcoming efforts:

“Given the nature and complexity of the Juggernaut story, we’ve actually done something different and exciting in regards to the release. Juggernaut is a story that is told through our music, and we want our audience to fully digest the whole experience. Because Juggernaut is very detailed and dense in terms of character development, peaks and valleys, climaxes and resolutions we’ve divided the story and music in two, in the form of two separate albums.

Juggernaut: Alpha, the first part of the story, focuses on the back story and character development, while part two/album two, Juggernaut: Omega, focuses on some pretty serious and gut-wrenching events, taking you for a thrill ride along the main character’s complex journey. Although the albums are split in two physically, the story is only complete when the albums are digested consecutively, allowing the listener to recognize and hear the lyrical and musical overlapping themes, foreshadowing, and connected ideas.”

Guitarist Misha Mansoor adds:

“This is new ground and it’s exciting. It’s a way to shake things up. Everyone contributed to everything, even if it wasn’t his instrument. It wasn’t about confrontation. Everyone was focused on creating a really cool album.”

Periphery will be embarking on an early 2015 tour in support of the records with Wovenwar, Thank You Scientist and Nothing More in tow. Those dates can be found after the break and special VIP packages can be found here.

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THE CUTTHROATS 9 Announce Western U.S. Tour

Blues-infused noise makers The Cutthroats 9 (Unsane) have announced a string of Western U.S. tour dates in support of their most recent effort, Dissent. The trio will be joined by the likes of ÆGES on all stops on the tour. The touring schedule can be seen after the break along with a stream of the track “Eraser”.

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AT THE GATES, CONVERGE, & VALLENFYRE Announced For 2015 Decibel Magazine Tour

Decibel, America’s only monthly heavy metal magazine, has arguably packaged the sickest tour of next year. I mean, what could possibly top this? Recently reunited At The Gates with Converge, Vallenfyre, and an unannounced guest will be touring the country in 2015.

The Summer Slaughter Tour is supposed to be the “festival” that keeps all the metal extremists at bay, but the Decibel Magazine Tour has been 4 for 4 on sick lineups since its inception in 2102.  When Cannibal Corpse, Napalm Death, and Immolation is your weakest tour lineup, you must be doing something right.

Unfortunately the tour misses key parts the country, like Texas for one, but considering At The Gates have not toured North America since 2008, this tour is well worth the drive. Having support from fucking Converge and Vallenfyre (their first U.S. tour) definitely helps with the decision making.

Check the dates:

March 27 @The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA
March 28 @The Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
March 29 @Roseland Theater, Portland, OR
March 30 @Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC
March 31 @Showbox at the Market, Seattle, WA
April 02 @The Complex, Salt Lake City, UT
April 03 @Summit Music Hall, Denver, CO
April 04 @Bourbon Street, Lincoln, NE
April 05 @Mill City Nights, Minneapolis, MN
April 06 @House of Blues, Chicago, IL
April 08 @The Phoenix, Toronto, ON
April 09 @Metropolis, Montreal, QC
April 10 @Royale, Boston, MA
April 11 @Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA
April 12 @Webster Hall, New York, NY

CANNABIS CORPSE Announce Winter US Tour With MAMMOTH GRINDER And INANIMATE EXISTENCE

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Weed-based death metal project Cannabis Corpse (members of Municipal Waste) have announced dates for an upcoming nineteen date Winter tour with direct support from metallic hardcore outfit Mammoth Grinder and prog/tech-deathers Inanimate Existence. The tour will kick off November 28th in Wilmington, NC before concluding December 20th in Richmond, VA. Peep the full details below.  Continue reading

TWITCHING TONGUES And DISGRACE Announce Mini-Homecoming Tour

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Having concluded their run with peers Code Orange a few days prior, California metallic hardcore outfits Twitching Tongues and Disgrace have announced dates for a mini-homecoming tour marking their return journey to California. Peep the full details below.
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Old Lines Streaming New LP “No Child Left Behind”

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Baltimore hardcore outfit Old Lines (Ex. Pulling Teeth and Ruiner) have released their new album, No Child Left Behind, out tomorrow on No Sleep Records, for full streaming over at their official bandcamp. The Baltimore fiends will be touring the US in support of the record later this month, hitting Brooklyn on the 24th and ending their run on the 24th of November. Peep the stream of No Child Left Behind along with full details for Old Lines’s tour below and pick up the album via No Sleep Records here.

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MAYHEM Announce Headlining Tour With WATAIN And REVENGE

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The infamous Mayhem have announced dates for an upcoming 18-date Winter tour alongside Swedish peers Watain and Ross Bay annihilators Revenge. The band will be supporting their 2014 release, Esoteric Warfare, released this past June on Season Of Mist Records. Peep the full tour dates below and follow the tour’s official Facebook page here for future updatesContinue reading

Sick/Tired Release Second Single “In Articulo Mortis”

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Chicago hardcore grind unit Sick/Tired are back with “In Articulo Mortis”, the second single off their upcoming third full length, Dissolution, out October 31st on vinyl and CD via A389 Recordings. The newly track is streaming over at Noisey and is a rare turn towards doom-ish longeivity for the grind unit, locking in at over five minutes. Check out “In Articulo Mortis” via Noisey here and pre-order Dissolution via A389 Recordings here. Sick/Tired will be touring in support of the record in Europe later this October with peers Corrupt Moral Altar, details below. Continue reading

REVOCATION Streaming New Track “Labyrinth Of Eyes”

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Revocation have unleashed “Labyrinth Of Eyes”, the third single from the group’s upcoming fifth LP and Metal Blade Records debut, Deathless. Taking a retreat from the brutality of the two prior singles, “Madness Opus” and “Deathless”, “Labyrinth Of Eyes” is a mid-paced, technical and rather notey number, invoking Cynic-ian overtones whilst  still maintaining the darker feel of the new album. Check out “Labyrinth Of Eyes” via Invisible Oranges here and pre-order Deathless out next Tuesday via Metal Blade Records here. Catch Revocation supporting Deathless now on the remaining dates of their current tour run with the legendary Crowbar, Havok, Fit For An Autopsy and Armed For Apocalypse and later on their European run with Cannibal Corpse and Aeon and even later on their Australian run with Thy Art Is Murder, full details below.  Continue reading

FULL OF HELL Unveil New Track And Video “Blue Litmus”

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Audio terrorists Full Of Hell have released a video for “Blue Litmus”, the second single off of the group’s November 25th expected collaboration LP with renowned noise artist Merzbow, Full Of Hell & Merzbow. Directed by Jim Thayne, the video features live footage of the band interspersed with graphic videos of deaths, immolation and suicides blasted by a projector. Musically, the track unveils a further glimpse into the more apparent death metal/grind direction of the record, with a welcome change being a greater clarity for the basswork of Brandon Brown. Check out “Blue Litmus” below and look out for pre-orders (of which the first 100 will receive an exclusive noise tape compiling all of Full of Hell’s noise work in addition to extras) for Full Of Hell & Merzbow, set to start sometime this week via Profound Lore Records. A vinyl edition of the LP is due for release by A389 Recordings early 2015.  In addition, be sure to catch Full Of Hell on their upcoming Fall run with Weedeater and Lazer/Wulf, details here.

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