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July 6, 2015

Myrkur at Roskilde (photo by Viktor Wallström, via Myrkur Facebook)

Myrkur, the black metal project of Amalie Bruun (of Ex-Cops, formerly of MINKS and Frankie Rose's band), released an impressive EP on Relapse last year, and has her debut album on the way. This past weekend, she made her first-ever live appearance as Mykur, at Denmark's Roskilde Festival. Amalie sang and played guitar, and she was backed by a guitarist, bassist, drummer and a chorus of three backup singers. Check out a few videos of the show below.

Her album, titled M, will be out August 21 via Relapse. It was recorded with producer Krisoffer Rygg (of Ulver), drummer Teloch (of Mayhem), and other musicians. Just before playing Roskilde, she put out the video for "Onde Born" from that album, which you can also watch below.

Myrkur's next scheduled appearance is Norway's Midgardsblot festival.

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photo: Goatwhore at Bowery Ballroom in 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)

The stacked metal tour of Goatwhore, Ringworm, Black Breath and Theories lands in NYC tonight (7/6) at Saint Vitus. That show is sold out, but all four bands will be hanging around for a second show on Tuesday (7/7) at the same venue. Tickets for Tuesday's show are on sale.

Updated dates, including Goatwhore's appearances at GWAR's festival and Slipknot's festival, are listed below...

Continue reading "Goatwhore, Ringworm, Black Breath & Theories are here, playing sold-out Saint Vitus tonight, 2nd show added for Tues"

July 2, 2015

Maryland Deathfest 2016

Annual metalhead destination Maryland Deathfest announced its initial 2016 lineup last week, and today the festival revealed its second round of bands. The additions are Craft, Dead Church, Excel, General Surgery, Grave Miasma, Hemdale, Impaled Nazarene, Infernal Revulsion, Mystifier, Negative Approach, Sanitys Dawn and Yacopsae.

They join Venom, Bongzilla, Bongripper, Samael, and more previously announced bands. Stay tuned for the next batch of tickets to be released. Updated lineup below...

Continue reading "Maryland Deathfest 2016 announces second round of bands"

photo: Helmet at Bowery Ballroom in February (more by Mathieu Bredeau)

Helmet toured earlier this year playing their 1994 album Betty in full, and hitting their hometown of NYC three times. (Check out our pictures and review.) Now, ahead of their set at Slipknot's Knotfest, the band will set out on another Betty tour.

This one doesn't include NYC again, but it does include nearby New Jersey and Long Island stops. They play Asbury Park's Stone Pony on September 17 and Amityville's Revolution on September 18. Tickets for NJ and LI are on sale now.

All dates are listed, with a video from one of the Betty NYC shows, below...

Continue reading "Helmet playing more 'Betty' dates (NJ & Long Island included)"

June 30, 2015

photo: Cannabis Corpse at Bowery Electric in 2010 (more by Suren Karapetyan)
Cannabis Corpse

Boston tech-metallers Revocation have announced a tour with the weed-loving Cannabis Corpse for late summer/early fall. Support on the tour comes from Archspire and Black Fast.

The tour rolls into NYC on September 4 at The Studio at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show aren't on sale yet, but should be soon via Ticketweb. All dates are listed, with some videos, below...

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June 29, 2015

by Andrew Sacher

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Swedish post-metallers Cult of Luna were supposed to tour North America in May, but they cancelled and said the tour would be rescheduled for September. The official announcement on that tour is still TBA, but several of the dates have been revealed.

UPDATE: Full tour announced, and the Kylesa leg also includes InAeona.

The NYC date happens on September 1 at Gramercy Theatre, the same location they would have played in May. But this one's even better, because the great genre-crossing Kylesa is on board too. Tickets for NYC go on sale Friday (7/3) at 10 AM with Live Nation/Music Geeks presales starting Wednesday (7/1) at 10 AM. All currently known CoL dates are listed below.

Kylesa are also on the west coast/southwest leg of The Fall of Troy's Doppelganger tour. The east coast leg has And So I Watch You From Afar and Slothrust, and hits NYC on September 17 at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show are still available.

All Cult of Luna and Kylesa dates are listed, with a couple videos, below...

Continue reading "Cult of Luna reschedule tour dates, including NYC with Kylesa"

photo: The Body at Acheron in 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)
The Body

Sludge/drone/noise band The Body already played NYC three times this year, twice with Full of Hell in April and then again earlier this month at Apex Fest (full set video below). Now they have another run of dates announced which brings them back here in August.

The new dates hit NYC on 8/11 at Acheron with Of Muscle & Marrow and Hasj. Tickets for that one are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

After their August tour, The Body have a collaborative fall tour with Thou, who will be in NYC on their tour with False for two shows this summer.

All The Body dates are listed, with the Apex Fest video and a stream of "A.R." from their recent The Tears of Job EP, below...

Continue reading "The Body touring this summer, playing Acheron (dates)"


While you may not think a festival curated by Slipknot is a thing you wanted to attend, the lineup is actually pretty awesome for their annual Knotfest this year. They've got cool stuff like Judas Priest, Mastodon, GWAR, Corrosion of Confirmity, Clutch, Mobb Deep, Ghostface Killah, At the Gates, Suicidal Tendencies, Body Count, Cannibal Corpse, Helmet, Red Fang, The Sword, Goatwhore, Kataklysm, Dying Fetus, Inquisition, Abysmal Dawn and more. Early bird, VIP, and camping passes go on sale today (6/29) via the festival's website.

The fest happens October 24-25 at at the San Manuel Amphitheatre and festival grounds in San Bernardino, CA. Full day-by-day lineup below...

Continue reading "Judas Priest, Mastodon, GWAR, At the Gates, Helmet, Body Count, Mobb Deep, Ghostface, more to play Slipknot's festival"

June 26, 2015

MDF 2016

The 2015 Maryland Deathfest is behind us (read our review), and now the initial lineup for 2016 is already announced. Next year happens from May 26-29 in the usual locations of Edison Lot, Rams Head Live, and Baltimore Soundstage, and so far the lineup looks like this: There's Venom (whose only US show of 2015 is FFF Fest) and the back-in-action Bongzilla, plus Samael (performing Ceremony of Opposites), Exciter, Sinister, Hail of Bullets, The Haunted, Destroyer 666, Wormed, Gruesome, Jungle Rot and many more.

Early bird passes are sold out. Stay tuned for the next round of tickets to be released and more artists TBA.

Full initial lineup below...

Continue reading "Maryland Deathfest 2016 initial lineup (Venom, Exciter, Samael, Bongzilla, Wormed, Sinister, Gruesome & more)"

photo: Wolvserpent at Acheron in 2010 (more by Fred Pessaro)

Tonight (6/26), the three-day metal festival Stardust begins at Brooklyn's Saint Vitus and continues through Sunday (6/28). Since we last spoke, the lineups have changed a bit. Taake, Bethlehem, Wolvhammer, Young and in the Way, and Inter Arma all dropped off, and Wolvserpent were added to two of the shows. The lineups now look like this:

Fri, 6/26: Wolvserpent, Fell Voices, Anicon
Sat, 6/27: Tombs, Black Anvil, Svart Crown, Vorde
Sun, 6/28: Wolvserpent, Fell Voices, Svart Crown, Mutilation Rites
Tickets for all three, including a three-day pass option, are still available.