San Francisco sludge masters Black Cobra have announced a new Summer/Fall U.S. tour. The band will be taking their vicious brand of sludge to 32 cities and will be joined by Ohio’s Lo-Pan. You can check out the touring schedule after the break.
Black Cobra will be entering the studio later this year to record their next full length record, due for a release early 2015.
Tech metal outfit Gigan have announced a new headlining North American tour that will commence in early September. The Interstellar Intellect tour will see Gigan joined by fellow mind-numbing tech metal acts Pyrrhon and Artificial Brain. The tour dates as they currently stand can be seen after the break.
Floridian hardcore group Centuries have announce a string of Eastern U.S. tour dates that will the span the month of August. The band will be joined by German outfit Jungbluth throughout the trek and will see both bands make an appearance at the Southern Darkness Fest in Tampa, Florida. You can check out the tour dates after the break.
Centuries are currently at work on their follow up to their debut release, Taedium Vitae. Footage of the band playing a new song has surfaced online and can be viewed after the break.
Boston experimental drone enthusiasts Owlfood have announced a handful of U.S. tour dates that will commence this Sunday, July 13th. The band will be playing five cities in the course of one week and will include an appearance at Gilead Fest in Oshkosh, Wisconsin along side The Body, Thou, Kowloon Walled City and others. The band will be touring in support of their most recent release, the 27 minute long opus Destroyers of the Moon. The band will be joined by the likes of Windmills by the Ocean (Isis, Blacktail) and Taiga (Bryant Clifford Meyer of Isis) on select dates. You can check out the dates and stream Destroyers of the Moon after the break.
In support of their recently released collaborative album, Released From Love, The Body and Thou will embark on a summer U.S. tour starting on Monday. The band will be performing a collaborative set, which will include material from Released From Love and others, on most dates. The tour will lead up to Gilead Fest in Oshkosh, Wisconsin in which the band will perform as one unit on the first day of the festival and then separately on the following days. You can check out the extensive touring schedule after the break.
Following their recently completed trek with Enabler and Ringworm, Eyehategod have announced another handful of tour dates in support of their recently released self-titled album. The band will play six U.S. cities in July with Iron Reagan, Vektor and Strong Intention in tow, all leading up to a performance at Phil Anselmo’s Housecore Horror Film Festival in Austin alongside Cattle Decapitation, Portal and others. You can check out those dates after the break.
Palms (ex-Isis, Deftones) have announced a string of U.S. tour dates that will commence this September. The band will be playing in nine cities, seven of which are in Texas and one show in New Mexico and one in California. So, Texans are bound to be pleased. You can check out the dates after the break.
Oregon doomsayers Yob have announced an extensive fall UK/European tour in support of their forthcoming album, Clearing the Path to Ascend, which will be released on September 2nd via Neurot Recordings. The band will be joined by Arkansas doom outfit Pallbearer for the entirety of the trek. You can check out the touring schedule after the break.
Virginian/Texan crossover outfit BAT (Municipal Waste/D.R.I.) have announced a string of summer tour dates in support of their debut EP of last year, Primitive Age. The band will see support from Toronto’s Chainbreaker on select dates of the trek. Guitarist Ryan Waste had the following to say on the upcoming tour:
“After an insane response from our first gigs with Satan and the Tankcrimes Brainsqueeze Fest, we have been itching to hit the road for real. All it took was an invite to the Canadian cult festival, Wings Of Metal in Montreal, to get BAT back in flight. Since we were heading up to the Great White North we decided to bring along our brothers in nastiness, Chainbreaker. Our styles of primitive speed metal go hand-in-hand and we’re all old friends so it will surely be a blast. These will also be the first shows for BAT in almost all of the cities from New York to Chicago so they must not be missed.”
The band’s Primitive Age EP can be downloaded for whatever price you want on their Bandcamp page. You can stream it below as well and view the tour dates.
Abiotic have been hard at work on their new, currently untitled album and have offered a little taste of what’s to come in form of a 62 second clip via their Facebook page. You can check out that clip after the break.
The band will also be embarking on a month long North American tour early next month with Suffokate, Aegaeon and As They Sleep in tow. You can check out those dates after the break as well.
As you can see by the image above, Origin are in the process of booking a new North American tour for the months of August and September in support of their new album Omnipresent. The band will apparently be supported by King Parrot and Beyond Creation, with Abolishment of Flesh and Your Chance to Die filling in on select dates. The official touring schedule for the All Things Dead tour will be announced in the coming weeks.
Washington grinders The Drip have announced a string of summer tour dates in support of their most recent EP, A Presentation Of Gruesome Poetics. The tour will extend from July 19th until August 12th and will include an appearance at the Denver Black Sky festival in Denver, Colorado, alongside Xibalba, ACxDC, Brutal Truth and others. You can check out the touring schedule after the break.
Thrash metallers Battlecross have announced a string of summer North American headlining tour dates. The band will be joined by Canada’s Crimson Shadows and New York’s IKILLYA on all dates of the tour. You can check out the tour dates after the break.
Battlecross expect to release their third full length record sometime in 2015.
Bay Area tech death outfit Rings of Saturn have announced the completion of their forthcoming, currently untitled full length. The record was produced by Brette Ciamarra at Studio 344 in Pittsburgh and will see a release sometime this Fall via Unique Leader. The record will feature drumming by Black Tongue/Infant Annihilator drummer Aaron Kitcher, guest solo work by Day of Reckoning guitarist Rusty Cooley and a cover of Suicide Silence’s “No Pity for a Coward” in honor of late frontman Mitch Lucker. Guitarist Lucas Mann had the following to say on the upcoming album:
We are very pleased with the final outcome of the new album and are looking forward to unleashing it on our fans in the coming months! Through a group writing effort, we have taken a new and exciting direction with this album while still staying true to the brutal, technical, and overwhelming sound that Rings of Saturn fans enjoy. We are looking forward to all the feedback from everyone, as well as hitting the road again on tour with the new material.
In support of the upcoming release, the band have announced a summer U.S. tour with Arsonists Get All the Girls, Auras and AEnimus. The tour dates can be seen after the break.
The noise-infused hardcore outfit Full of Hell have announced they will be taking their penchant for harsh noise even further by collaborating with Japanese noise artist Merzbow. While the official details are still pending, the collaborative effort will be released on vinyl through A389 (North America) and Stab/Repeat (Europe), while CD/digital formats will be handled by Profound Lore. Be on the look out for more information as it becomes available.
Additionally, today marks the beginning of Full of Hell’s European tour with Disciples of Christ. The band have also announced a West Coast U.S. tour with Dropdead and Noisem. Both sets of tour dates can be found after the break.