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July 31, 2015

by Andrew Sacher

photo: Motorhead on their 2014 Motorboat cruise (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)

Motorhead's 22nd album Bad Magic comes out August 28, and the band has released a lyric video for new single "Electricity." Like "Thunder & Lightning," it pretty much has them sticking to their late '70s/early '80s style, which for a band like Motorhead is totally fine. Check it out below.

The band's tour with Anthrax hits the NYC-area on September 16 at Jones Beach. Tickets are still available. Motorhead also play the Toronto, Denver and Chicago Riot Fests.

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July 30, 2015

photo: Toxic Holocaust at Europa in 2012 (more by Jonathan McPhail)
Toxic Holocaust

Relapse labelmates and Portland neighbors Toxic Holocaust and Lord Dying are touring the US together from late August through early October. The tour lands in NYC on September 10 at Saint Vitus. Tickets for that show go on sale today (7/30) at 1 PM.

Earlier this year, Lord Dying released Poisoned Altars, which Toxic Holocaust frontman Joel Grind produced. TH's latest is 2013's Chemistry of Consciousness. Streams of both LPs, and the list of tour dates, below...

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by Andrew Sacher


Brooklyn black metal band Krallice had been teasing a new album recently, and lo and behold, all of a sudden the entire thing is here. It's called Ygg huur, it's out digitally today, and will be out physically in the fall via Gilead Media. It follows 2012's Years Past Matter and on first listen feels a bit rawer/punkier than its predecessor. It's good stuff -- listen below.

Krallice have two shows coming up in their hometown of NYC this August. The first is August 13 at Trans-Pecos with Geryon and Andromorphus Rexalia. Tickets are on sale.

The following week they play a 10 PM set at The Stone on August 21, which is part of Krallice guitarist Mick Barr's residency at that venue from August 18-23. Check out the full schedule for that residency below. Directly after that ends, the next Stone residency is from another local experimental metal musician, Toby Driver.

Two of the dates in the residency have Mick playing with Chuck Bettis, who has his own Stone residency from December 15-20, the last day of which includes Mick and Krallice's Colin Marston.

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July 29, 2015

East Coast Tsunami

Wu-Tang Clan and Life of Agony were already confirmed for the 2015 East Coast Tsunami Fest, happening 9/25-26 in Pennsylvania, and now the rest of the lineup is announced. It includes Mobb Deep, Body Count, Madball, Murphy's Law, Turnstile, Death Threat, Indecision, Angel Du$t, Cruel Hand, For the Love Of, and more. Tickets go on sale Friday (7/31).

"Doyle" aka Doyle from the Misfits' band is playing the fest with Life of Agony whose bassist Alan Roberts made Doyle a character in his Killogy comic book and upcoming animated series.

Full ECT lineup below...

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July 28, 2015

by Andrew Sacher


Kylesa will release Exhausting Fire, their followup to 2013's Ultraviolet and seventh album overall, on October 2 via Season of Mist. Lead single "Lost and Confused" picks up where Ultraviolet left off, trekking further into heavy, dreamy psychedelic rock territory and away from sludge. Listen below.

As previously mentioned, the band have shows with Cult of Luna coming up, including NYC on September 1 at Gramercy Theatre. Tickets for that show are still available.

They have more dates after the shows with CoL too. All are listed, with the new song, below...

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photo: Judas Priest at FFF Fest 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
Judas Priest

Metal Gods Judas Priest's last tour had them playing arenas, but they're hitting the road again this fall and including some smaller venues. Making it even better: Mastodon are opening.

The whole tour isn't in small venues, however. They'll hit the NYC-area at Newark's Prudential Center on November 7, but the day before that they play Long Island's much more intimate Paramount Theater on November 6. Tickets for The Paramount go on sale Friday (7/31) at 10 AM with a venue presale starting Thursday (7/30) at 10 AM. Tickets for Prudential Center are on fan presale now (password: redeemer) with Live Nation/Ticketmaster presales starting Wednesday (7/29) at 10 AM and general sale starting Friday (7/31) at 10 AM.

Both Priest and Mastodon have other tour dates coming up that aren't together too. All dates for both bands are listed, with some videos, below...

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July 27, 2015

photo: Today is the Day at MDF 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Today is the Day

US black metal band Abigail Williams and noisecore lifers Today is the Day are teaming up for a tour this September/October. It hits NYC on 9/27 at Bowery Electric, the day after playing Long Branch, NJ. Tickets for NYC are on sale now.

TITD's most recent release was 2014's Animal Mother, their tenth album. Watch the video for "Heathen" off that, with the list of tour dates, below...

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photo: DEP at MHOW in 2013 (more by Rebecca Reed)
Dillinger Escape Plan

The Dillinger Escape Plan recently went on a short US tour (co-presented by BrooklynVegan) that hit NYC at Irving Plaza. They're headed to Europe in August, but before that will play a smaller one-off in NYC on August 3 at Saint Vitus. Opening will be White Widows Pact, Moon Tooth and Lyken21. Tickets are on sale now.

All dates are listed below...

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photo: Deafheaven at FFF Fest 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)

We already knew we'd be getting the third Deafheaven album this year, and now we have more details. They signed to ANTI-, making them labelmates with Wilco, Title Fight and more, and the album will be out in October. Most details are still TBA, but going by the just-released album trailer, looks like we can expect acoustic guitars, pianos, blastbeats and more. Watch it below.

UPDATE: They revealed the title (New Bermuda), release date (October 2) and the artwork and tracklist, which you can check out below. They recorded it with longtime producer Jack Shirley.

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July 24, 2015

by Andrew Sacher

photo: Uncle Acid at Bowery Ballroom in 2014 (more by PSquared)
Uncle Acid

UK riffers Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats recently announced they'd release their new album, The Night Creeper, on September 4 via Rise Above (pre-order), and now they released first single "Waiting for Blood." Like other Uncle Acid songs, it sounds inspired by Blue Cheer and other proto-metal bands, but it's really more a psychedelic rock song than a metal one. Dim your lights, turn up the speakers, and check this one out below.

Uncle Acid's upcoming tour hits NYC on September 12 at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show are still available.

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