Recent Posts in metal
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.
They have more dates after the shows with CoL too. All are listed, with the new song, below...
photo: Judas Priest at FFF Fest 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
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...
July 27, 2015
photo: Today is the Day at MDF 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
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...
photo: DEP at MHOW in 2013 (more by Rebecca Reed)
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...
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.
July 24, 2015
by Andrew Sacher
photo: Uncle Acid at Bowery Ballroom in 2014 (more by PSquared)
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.
July 23, 2015
by Andrew Sacher
photo: Wild Throne at IO-SXSW 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
Well here's a good triple bill for all the rockers out there. Portland sludgesters Red Fang are teaming up with heavy noisemakers Whores and proggy post-hardcore band Wild Throne for a US tour this fall.
The tour descends upon NYC on October 11 at Palisades. Tickets for that show will be on sale soon via Ticketfly. All dates are listed below.
Red Fang and Whores don't have anything new out this year, but Wild Throne are releasing their new LP, Harvest of Darkness, on October 2 via Roadrunner. Earlier this week, they put out the video for the thrilling title track. Like we've said before, picture The Mars Volta at their heaviest and then some, and you've got a pretty good idea of Wild Throne. Watch the new video below.
by Andrew Sacher
Metal is one of those genres with fans who love to debate whether or not a band is in fact "metal." One band that often finds themselves a subject of these debates is Chicago's Locrian. It's easy to see why someone would say they aren't -- it's not unusual to find them tagged as ambient, drone or post-rock -- but those tags are also sort of misleading. The band's excellent new album, Infinite Dissolution, which comes out this week via Relapse, has screamed vocals and blastbeats that you're not exactly going to find on a Stars of the Lid album. Maybe it could at least be called "ambient metal," but that even does a disservice to how diverse this music is.
Unless you're one of those people who can't stand screaming at all, Infinite Dissolution is a record that should impress fans of most forms of non-commercial rock music (metal and non-metal included). The harsh, heavy parts are there, but it's often a very beautiful record. It never goes so far into drone that it would turn off someone who likes a little more accessibility, but it never succumbs to traditional rock song structure either. The production is great (the drums especially sound fantastic), and the way it brings together synths with distorted guitars is seamless. Infinite Dissolution isn't the only album this year to combine elements of black metal with less evil sounds, but it doesn't sound quite like much else coming out at the moment. Hear it for yourself by streaming the whole album below (via Revolver).
Locrian also have a west coast tour with Insect Ark in August, but nothing scheduled for the east coast yet. Let's hope that changes soon.
Dalek at Saint Vitus earlier this month (photo by Jason Loewenstein)
Industrial rap group Dalek are back and played Brooklyn's Saint Vitus last Friday (7/17) with cleanteeth, Azar Swan and FInal Boss. That's a picture from the show above -- did you go? How was it?
Now the group announced a short August tour with the Relapse-signed Publicist UK. That tour brings them back to Saint Vitus on August 24, and it once again has Azar Swan on the bill. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
All tour dates are listed, with the band's recent video for "Masked Laughter (Nothing's Left)," below...
July 22, 2015
Algiers are continuing to support their self-titled debut album on Matador with more dates, including NYC on September 18 at Mercury Lounge and October 11 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets go on AmEx presale today at noon with the general on-sale starting Friday (7/24) at noon.
Scottish pop trio CHVRCHES have a small sold-out MHOW show this week, and will also play the much larger Central Park SummerStage on September 29 after their new album is out. Tickets go on presale today at noon (anyone know the password?) with the general on-sale starting Friday at noon.
Are you on board with the nu-metal revival? Do you care that Korn are playing their self-titled debut in full at Irving Plaza on October 5 and Wellmont Theater on October 6? If you do, you can get tickets in one of the various presales. General on-sale starts Friday at 10 AM.
Winnipeg hardcore band Comeback Kid return to NYC to open for Stray From the Path on October 24 at Gramercy Theatre. Tickets are on Live Nation/Music Geeks presales now (pw: musicgeeks). General on-sale starts Friday at 10 AM.
Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.