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May 13, 2013
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Its great to hear that Baroness is officially back on the road, but with today's announcement we see how serious this tour will be. The band, which now features John Baizley, Pete Adams, Nick Jost and Sebastian Thomson, have added dates for most of the summer, including two legs of US dates, the last of which will include Irving Plaza on August 14 with Royal Thunder. Tickets go on sale Friday. May 17 at 10AM with a Citi Cardmember presale beginning Wednesday (5/15) at 10 AM.
May 10, 2013
Just gonna post this press release:
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees BLACK SABBATH (Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler) will make a rare television appearance when they perform a new song from their forthcoming 13 album in the season finale of "CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION," Wednesday, May 15 (10:00-11:00PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.Black Sabbath, who last gave us a new song in April, recently announced an Austin show and a Chicago show, a NJ show, and 17 other dates, all of which are listed below...
The appearance will mark the world premiere of the song "End of the Beginning" from BLACK SABBATH's much-anticipated new album 13, due out June 11 on Vertigo/Republic. This marks the group's return to Vertigo, their original label, and BLACK SABBATH's first studio album since 1978's Never Say Die! They have sold more than 70 million albums together.
Click here to see a preview of the episode and some sound bites from BLACK SABBATH and the CSI cast.
by Fred Pessaro
The year is 1985, and a pair of thrash bands named Slayer and Venom were preparing to head out on a US tour with a Finnish metal band named Oz
Oz (written OZ) is a heavy metal band from Finland who formed in 1977 and split in 1991. In 2010 drummer Mark Ruffneck (born Pekka Mark), bassist and main songwriter Jay C. Blade (born Jukka Homi, but has changed his name to Jukka Lewis) and vocalist Ape De Martini (born Tapani Hämäläinen) re-formed the band together with Costello Hautamäki and Markku Petander.Unfortunately, Oz had to give up that tour slot to a little band called Exodus, and the rest is history... The legendary Combat Tour was born.
They made a splash with their 1983 album Fire In The Brain, a New Wave Of British Heavy Metal-flavored energetic metal affair that won over critics and fans alike
Now after 28 years, Oz will finally fulfill their destiny with a trip to the US! Look for the band to be joined by October 31, Attacker and Natur at Saint Vitus on Saturday (5/11) Tickets are on sale, and you can stream some Oz material below.
Filipino warbringers Deiphago have scheduled a set of dates surrounding Maryland Deathfest, most of which will bombard the East Coast with their version of black death. The dates include a stop in NYC at Saint Vitus on May 28th with Mutant Supremacy, Damnatum and Agrath (tickets). All dates are below.
Check out "Prophecy" from Polish grind crew Antigama's Meteor, below. Look for the LP on Selfmadegod Records on May 28th 2013.
This week at metal blog Invisible Oranges we discussed the insect swarm, remembered the great Jeff Hanneman, got ready for new material by Wrekmeister Harmonies, got excited about new material on Hell's Headbangers, checked out the new Blind to Faith, interviewed Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, discussed the Nails show and much much more. Join the party!
A list of upcoming NYC shows, a teaser for the new Coffins LP and more, below.
Dave Lombardo & Jeff Hanneman of Slayer
From the official Slayer website
We've just learned that the official cause of Jeff's death was alcohol related cirrhosis. While he had his health struggles over the years, including the recent Necrotizing fasciitis infection that devastated his well-being, Jeff and those close to him were not aware of the true extent of his liver condition until the last days of his life. Contrary to some reports, Jeff was not on a transplant list at the time of his passing, or at any time prior to that. In fact, by all accounts, it appeared that he had been improving - he was excited and looking forward to working on a new record.So sad to hear.
Both Tom and Kerry have dropped off eulogies at the Slayer site, and now estranged member Dave Lombardo has done so on his Facebook:
"Jeff was the guy that shaved his head and shared the music he was so inspired by. I enjoyed DEAD KENNEDYS, CIRCLE JERKS, BLACK FLAG and THE GERMS with him.RIP Jeff. Its already been a week, and the news is no less shocking.
"My drumming was getting faster and Jeff was writing original songs with a punk attitude.
"The fusion of heavy metal and punk took over SLAYER's early mediocre style, hence a new force was born.
"Thank you, Jeff, for your inspiring discovery of punk rock that has continued to shape my personal drumming style."
by Fred Pessaro
Ozzy's old guitarist and Pantera's drummer are part of the (Republican?) party too...
Megadeth at MSG (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Megadeth's Gigantour, a colossal carnival of major label mediocrity, will roll back out on the road this summer. There the ex-Metallica lead-guitarist-and current-Megadeth-mainstay Dave Mustaine will collide with former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted and his new project, er-Newsted (who meanwhile is on a headlining tour), for dates with Zakk Wylde's band Black Label Society (current Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo is an ex-member), Device, Hellyeah (featuring Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul), and Death Division. All dates are listed below.
Interested parties can catch Gigantour in NYC on August 7th at a location TBA, August 9th in Camden at Susquehanna Center (on sale today), July 5 at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT (on sale today) and July 6th at Marvin Sands PAC in Canadaigua (on sale today). Get your tickets.
Full tour dates are below alongside some classic Megadeth (not Megadeath, New York Times). No word on when the masses will figure out that Hellyeah is actually terrible, but we'll keep you posted...
May 9, 2013
Weedeater at Saint Vitus, 2012 (more by Samantha Marble)
Weed metal gods and sizzurp connoisseurs Weedater are playing Maryland Deathfest during Memorial Day Weekend, but recently announced a set of dates in conjunction with that trek. The shows include stops throughout the Northeast in the days leading up to and following the massive Baltimore appearance, including Saint Vitus at May 29th (tickets). Tour dates are below.
Dixie Dave of Weedeater recently appeared in a new video for Noisey show Heavy Dicks (featuring IO/BV contributor Fred Pessaro, interviewed here). In the episode, Dixie Dave pairs cheeses with his favorite on-stage beverage... cough syrup. Check out video below alongside all tour dates.
Coliseum's Sister Faith is clearly too big to be contained in a single release. As such, the new album (out now via TRL) has spawned a companion piece in Sister Chance, a new 7" available from No Idea or via the band driectly. Stream the b-side, a cover of the Pere Ubu favorite "Final Solution" (also famously covered by The Dead Boys), below for the first time. Speaking of, Pere Ubu play NYC in September.
As mentioned, Coliseum is on the road starting Friday, and will play Knitting Factory on May 21 (tickets) with Red Hare (who also have a new LP). All forthcoming dates are listed, along with streams/video from Sister Faith, below.
May 8, 2013
photos by PSquared Photography
Boris @ LPR 5/7/2013
Japan's Boris finished out their second of two shows last night at Le Poisson Rouge (5/7) joining Stephen Brodsky (of Cave In) and Amen Dunes for the event. Unlike the nMonday's show (5/6) which was devoted to "classics," last night's performance focused on Flood and some of their more drone-oriented material.
Although Boris have moved on, you've got another upcoming chance to catch Amen Dunes when they play the BrooklynVegan-curated Red Bull Sound Selects show at Knitting Factory on Monday (5/13). Headliner is Foxygen and the show also has sets from LODRO and Prince Rupert's Drops. Tickets are $3 at the door for that one.
More photos from LPR and Boris' remaining "residency tour" schedule are below.
Torche at Saint Vitus in March (more by Harriet Roberts)
Invisible Oranges have announced their inaugural Northside Festival showcase for June 14 at 285 Kent. The punk venue will return headliners Torche back to their roots, and they'll be joined by stellar support from KEN Mode, Lo-Pan and Inter Arma! Tickets are on sale or you can get in with your Northside badge The show is a stop on Torche and KEN Mode's tour, dates of which are listed below.
Additionally, keep your eyes peeled for an announcement regarding a day show on June 15 at a space TBA. Promises to be a rager. In the meantime, check out a Torche video below.
Its not very often that someone turns to me and says "that sounds like The Beatles." Yet that happened last night on the Invisible Oranges special on East Village Radio (stream it here), when we played a track from Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats's new LP.
Sure the pop-inflection of the Fab Four will be present in virtually any retro-leaning band, but the crunch-y tones may also remind you of bands like Black Sabbath, Blue Cheer and much more. And like the melodies... they tend to get in your head and stay there. The album, Mind Control, is due out May14. For more details on Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, head over to an interview with the band at InvisibleOranges. Meanwhile, check them out yourself as "Evil Love" is streamable below.