Now THIS is a tour I can get behind. You all know how much I adore Coheed And Cambria and I also love emo act You Blew It!. Both of these bands get plenty of my listening time and they have just announced a brief tour together this summer. If you’re a seasoned fan of Coheed and have yet to get into You Blew It!, this would be the PERFECT time to do so. Check out the dates below and PLEASE check out one of the shows. Continue reading
Danzig and Cancer Bats on tour together? Sure, I can see that. Throw Pennywise in the mix and you have my attention. That is a strange addition to this tour package and I am curious if fans of the former will dig the latter and vice versa. It should be somewhat interesting to say the least. You can check out the dates below and see if you’ll be hitting up any of these shows. Again, Danzig. Cancer Bats. Pennywise. Weird. Continue reading
I’m going to go ahead and assume that you are all, like me, likely shitting your pants about the headline of this post. I mean, fuck. That is a good goddamn tour package and it is sure to be one hell of a show. Taake, Wolvhammer and Young And In The Way on select dates, I mean, come on. Do you want your summer blackened like your coffee?! Check out the dates below to see where you’ll be seeing these killer bands. Continue reading
Rhode Island’s long-running noise rock duo Lightning Bolt have debut the official video for their track “The Metal East” off of their new record, Fantasy Empire. The storming, groove-heavy racket is set to a clip created by New York animator and illustrator Lale Westvind, which depicts a myriad of acid trip-spawned, marching creatures. You can check out the video after the break as well as the band’s upcoming tour dates.
In addition to their current run with Skeletonwitch and Mortals, Louisiana death metal tyrants Goatwhore have added a new slew of dates in support of their critically-acclaimed full-length, Constricting Rage of the Merciless. Following a stretch of one-off dates in May and June, Goatwhore will join forces with Theories, Ringworm and Black Breath for another trek that will extend to the middle of July. Those dates can be found after the break.
I love my homies in Vattnet Viskar. The band is always compelling and entrancing, and I almost shit myself when I found out that they would be releasing a new album this year. The album has been dubbed Settler and it is due out this summer. Before the album drops, you can get stoked for the short run Vattnet will take with Early Graves! Check out those dates after the jump. Excite! Continue reading
Akron, Ohio’s “kaleidoscopic rock” trio Maid Myriad commence their co-headlining tour with progressive metal trio The Fine Constant this Thursday, April 9. The “Woven in Haste” tour will extend through May 23, equaling six weeks of extensive touring. The touring itinerary can be found after the break.
Louisianian sludge legends Crowbar will embark on their “Summer of Doom” North American tour late next month. The band will be joined by the likes of Motor City thrash outfit Battlecross and Portland’s Lord Dying. The trek will begin on May 28 and extend through July 3. Post-tour, Crowbar will make an appearance at Heavy MTL in Montreal on August 8. You can check out the tour dates after the break.
Midwest blackened death/grind hybrids Immortal Bird have announced the release of their debut full-length and follow up to their 2013 Akrasia EP. Titled Empress/Abscess, the five-track album was recorded with Pete Grossmann (Weekend Nachos, etc) and mixed and mastered by Colin Marston. The EP will feature a guest appearance by John Hoffman of Weekend Nachos and will see drummer/vocalist Rae Amitay switching to a full-time position as vocalist. She elaborates:
“I’ve stepped away from drumming duties and enlisted our live drummer, Garry Naples (Novembers Doom). Essentially, I had to set my ego aside and determine what was going to be the best for this music. [Guitarist] Evan [Berry] and I wrote some incredibly challenging material for Empress/Abscess, and Garry had been playing it live for months, whereas I’d been focusing a lot of my drumming energy on the newest Thrawsunblat album. My chops are in a very different place than they were when we recorded Akrasia and it would take me a week in the studio to do what Garry can accomplish in two days. Having him behind the kit saved us time, the finished product is stronger, and I was able to delve into the vocal performances and lyrics with my undivided attention. Will I play drums on future Immortal Bird albums? It’s entirely likely, but for Empress/Abscess, I passed the sticks over to the best person for the job.”
An official release date is still pending, but Empress/Abscess is expected to drop sometime in June. The band will also be embarking on their “Western Migration” tour later this month. Those dates can be found after the break.
Whoooooooo! Black Sheep Wall, the unbelievably heavy sludge heathens are teaming up with Colombian Necktie to destroy your town! Well, if you’re in the midwest that is. From Nevada to Utah, this tour is going to absolutely crush. If you are withing driving distance of ANY of these shows and you opt out of it, you will officially be dead to me. Just kidding. I love you all and Iwant you to enjoy some doomsludge, so check out the dates below. Continue reading
Detroit’s Child Bite have announced a string of US tour dates in support of their most recent release, the Strange Waste EP. The tour will commence on April 19 in Dayton, Ohio, the band will wallop Louisville, Nashville, Chattanooga, Athens, Little Rock and Hattiesburgh before making their way to Philip H. Anselmo’s famed Nodferatu’s Lair to track their new full-length. On May 11, the band will resume touring through New Orleans, Jacksonville, Charlotte, Richmond, Canton and Cincinnati, with future shows to be announce. The touring schedule as it currently stands can be found after the break.
UK’s Anaal Nathrakh have announced a new string of North American tour dates in support of their most recent effort, last year’s Desideratum. The duo will be joined by Incite and Secrets of the Sky on the 13-date trek, which will lead up to the group’s appearance at Maryland Death Fest. The touring schedule can be found after the break.
Sworn Enemy will be embarking on their upc0ming No Mercy No Surrender tour next week and to support the tour, the band has released their new music video for “No Mercy.” The video is pretty cool and the tour should be amazing. Check out the video after the jump as well as the tour dates. Continue reading
KEN Mode have premiered the official video for their new track “Blessed” from their upcoming highly-anticipated Steve Albini-produced album, Success, over at Noisey. The Christopher Mills-directed clip depicts a visceral live show and simultaneously captures the energy of the new track. The song itself is a cataclysmic double-bass assault that capitalizes on the group’s noise rock influences and features extra noisy debauchery from Full of Hell‘s Dylan Walker, murderous cello from Natanielle Felicitas and insanity-laced guest vocals from Oxbow frontman Eugene S. Robinson. Check out the video for yourself after the break.
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Portland nihilistic doom duo The Body have expanded upon their upcoming North American trek with Full of Hell. With the addition of the new tour dates, the band will be bringing their end time hymns across the country for nearly two months. The revised itinerary can be found after the break.