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February 17, 2015

photo: Testament on Motorhead's cruise in 2014 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)

Veteran thrash heavyweights Testament and Exodus were both already announced for a few festivals including New England Hardcore & Metal Fest, Welcome to Rockville and Carolina Rebellion (the latter two also with Slayer), and now they've announced a full North American tour surrounding those fests. The tour doesn't hit NYC proper, but it will be nearby for shows at NJ's Starland Ballroom on April 17 and Long Island's Paramount on April 19. Tickets for those shows go on sale Friday (2/20) at 10 AM. Paramount has venue and Live Nation presales starting Thursday (2/19) at 10 AM, and Starland has a presale starting Thursday at 9 AM.

Testament are promising a new setlist that includes their first two albums, 1987's The Legacy and 1988's The New Order, in full, as well as cuts from 1989's Practice What You Preach. They're also now back with bassist Steve DiGiorgio, who was in the band from 1998 to 2004.

Newer band Shattered Sun open on all dates. Full tour schedule, a few recent live videos, and streams of Testament's first two albums, below...

Continue reading "Testament playing first 2 LPs on 2015 tour w/ Exodus (dates)"

by Andrew Sacher

photo: Noisem at Maryland Deathfest 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)

Baltimore death/thrashers Noisem followed their great 2013 debut LP in late 2014 with the new single "Consuming," a 2-minute ripper that evolves from high-speed thrash into apocalyptic sludge. It was released on a 7" with covers of Terrorizer, Slayer and Cannibal Corpse, and you can stream that whole thing below.

Noisem will presumably have their sophomore album out soon (they recently finished tracking), but in the meantime they've got dates announced. Those include a NYC show happening March 28 at Acheron with Demon Eye, Dealer, BILLxNYE and Scowl. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

No word yet if a larger tour will be announced, but all currently known dates are listed, with that 7" stream, below...

Continue reading "Noisem planning new album, playing shows (dates & recent 7" stream)"


Life of Agony recently announced that they're playing their first hometown Brooklyn show in a while on May 1 at The Wick. That show sold out, but Mina Caputo & co. have now added a second night happening May 2 at The Wick. Tickets for the newly-added date are on sale now. That's the new flyer above. Updated dates (including a few festivals) below.

In somewhat related news, Black N' Blue Bowl -- which happens that same month at Webster Hall with Crumbsuckers, Madball, Sick of It All and more -- announced its full lineup and put tickets on sale over the weekend.

Continue reading "Life of Agony sold out their Brooklyn show, add 2nd night"

February 12, 2015


Last year, post-rockers This Will Destroy You put out their latest album, Another Language, and now they've made a video for its track "New Topia," directed by Lilfuchs aka. Adam Fuchs. Watch that below.

The band's tour is starting soon, beginning with a BrooklynVegan-presented two-night stand at Saint Vitus on February 26 & 27. Night 1 is with Sannhet and Planning for Burial (sold out) and night 2 is with Christopher TIgnor and So Hideous (tickets). The rest of the tour is with Cymbals Eat Guitars. All dates are listed below.

In related news, Sannhet recently put out the title track off their upcoming album, Revisionist, due 3/3 via The Flenser. Listen below. They were also added to several dates on Liturgy's tour, but not the NYC show (still no opener for that one). All of those dates, also below.

So Hideous also have two other NYC dates coming up. One is this Friday (2/13) at Saint Vitus opening for German post-metal band Downfall of Gaia, along with VYGR, Sangharsha and Hivelords (tickets); and the other is The Acheron on March 21 with Tiger Flowers, Cyperna, Godmaker and Mary Todd (tickets).

Continue reading "This Will Destroy You share video; Sannhet release new song; So Hideous playing w/ Downfall of Gaia and Tiger Flowers"

February 11, 2015

photo: Enabler at Acheron in 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)

Enabler, the now Ohio-based hardcore masters (not to be confused with Enablers, who play with Kayo Dot soon), are in the studio working on a new full-length titled Fail To Feel Safe, slated for release in "early summer 2015." The record is being produced by Greg Thomas, who worked on their 2012 effort All Hail The Void and was previously a guitarist in the band.

Enabler are currently out on the road, playing shows around the country with Call of the Void (whose new album is out now on Relapse) through the rest of the month and into early March. The band makes a stop in NYC at Saint Vitus on March 8 sans Call of the Void but with support from Hivesmasher, Moon Tooth and Shitkill. Tickets for the show are available now.

All of Enabler's upcoming dates and a stream of All Hail The Void below...

Continue reading "Enabler prepping new LP, going on tour (dates)"

Harm's Way

Brutal Chicago hardcore four-piece Harm's Way are setting up to release their latest full-length, Rust, on March 10. The album is their first for Deathwish, and was recorded with Weekend Nachos' guitarist Andy Nelson and mixed by Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou. Harm's Way is streaming "Law of the Land" off the album now -- check it out below.

The band also has a massive international tour schedule lined up in support of the record. They're opening Code Orange's upcoming tour, and then going on a headlining run with Homewrecker and Discourse, as well as an extensive European tour late in the spring. The Code Orange tour doesn't stop in NYC, but you can catch Harm's Way's headlining tour on March 29 at Brooklyn Asylum (1269 Flushing Ave in Bushwick) with additional support from White Widows Pact and Icarus. No advance tickets for that show; $14 at the door.

All dates are listed, with the "Law of the Land" stream, below...

Continue reading "Harm's Way releasing a new LP on Deathwish, touring with Homewrecker and Discourse (dates, new song stream)"

Game of Thrones

There will be a second official Game of Thrones mixtape coming in March and featuring Method Man, Snoop Dogg, Yandel and other hip hop artists. Catch the Throne: The Mixtape Vol. 2 will incorporate score and dialogue samples from last year's fourth season. Says Snoop:

Off the top, I love Game of Thrones - I even gave my expert analysis of this season on my GGN show. It's like the rap game, it's gangster, about family, loyalty and trying to get to the top. I had to get involved. Give the fans a little b it of how I see it.
Changing things up for this second go-round, metal bands Anthrax and Killswitch Engage will be involved in this one too. Says Anthrax's Scott Ian:
As fans of Game of Thrones, we are extremely excited to collaborate on this project. Recording a song about the Lannister family allows us to connect more with our fans and Game of Thrones fans in a way we would have never imagined.
Maybe this takes the sting off losing a Metal Grammy to Tenacious D, just a little.

Catch the Throne: The Mixtape Vol. 2 is, of course, part of the hype leadup to Game of Thrones' fifth season which premieres on HBO on April 12. HBO recently aired a half-hour GoT special, Game of Thrones Season 5: A Day in the Life, which follows the show's production units filming in three different countries on the same day. You can watch that, along with the Season 5 trailer, below...

Continue reading "Snoop Dogg, Method Man, Anthrax & more featured on new 'Game of Thrones' mixtape ++ watch S5 making-of special"

by Andrew Sacher

photo: Full of Hell at Saint Vitus in 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Full of Hell

Hardcore maniacs Full of Hell and sludge/drone metallers The Body are teaming up for a tour together this spring. It kicks off in Providence in mid-April, and ends back there in mid-May. Just before it wraps up, they'll play NYC twice in one day: Saturday, May 16 at ABC No Rio and Saint Vitus. Check ABC No Rio's calendar for updates, but presumably that one's a matinee show and they play Vitus at night. Vitus tickets should be on sale soon via Ticketfly. All dates are listed below.

After the tour, Full of Hell and The Body plan to record a collaborative record together, which definitely sounds like something to look forward to. And these are two bands who love collaborations. Late last year, Full of Hell put out a collaborative LP with Merzbow. That came up with a CD-only bonus disc called Sister Fawn which has five extra tracks, and that's now been made available for online streaming. Listen below.

The Body just put out a collaborative LP with Thou, You, Whom I Have Always Hated, which follows last year's collaborative Released From Love EP. Listen to a track from that below too.

Continue reading "Full of Hell & The Body touring together, planning collab, and released other collabs (dates, stream)"


We already knew that AC/DC, who performed at the Grammy Awards show on Sunday, would be playing Coachella this year, and now a full North American tour has been announced to go down a few months after that. The tour hits the NYC-area on August 26 at MetLife Stadium. Tickets for that show go on sale Monday (2/16) at 10 AM.

AC/DC's sixteenth album, Rock or Bust, came out in late 2014. Stream the title track and watch a more classic video, with the list of tour dates, below...

Continue reading "AC/DC announce 2015 North American tour (dates)"

February 10, 2015

Life of Agony

It's been a while since Life of Agony played a NYC show, let alone a Brooklyn show. Last year they returned with Mina Caputo on vocals to play a single area show at NJ's Starland Ballroom. It was a sold out, packed, sweaty (and bloody) affair. Keith, now Mina, sounded great, and it's awesome that now the Brooklyn band will play a show in their home borough, and at a perfect place like The Wick in Bushwick. Tickets for the May 1st NYC show go on sale Friday (2/13) at 10am.

Even sooner, Floridians can catch LOA at Southbeast II. Over the summer, it's off to Europe. All dates are listed along with video from the 2014 NJ show, below...

Continue reading "Life of Agony playing Brooklyn show at The Wick, and other dates (Graspop, Hellfest & more)"