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April 30, 2015

photo: 1349 at Gramercy Theatre in February (more by Greg Cristman)

Norwegian black metal vets 1349 already toured through North America once this year, and they're doing it again this spring. Support comes from the even more OG BM band Necrophagia, and the much newer (and also great) Vattnet Viskar.

The tour hits NYC on May 31 at Saint Vitus, and turning that great triple bill into a great quadruple bill is locals Black Anvil. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

Vattnet Viskar, whose new album Settler comes out June 16, also have other tour dates that bring them to Saint Vitus on May 21 with Anaal Nathrakh, Early Graves, Incite and Secrets of The Sky. Tickets for that show are still available.

Black Anvil also have two other Saint Vitus shows coming up. They play Stardust fest at that venue on June 27 with Bethlehem, Tombs, Young and in the Way, Inter Arma and Vorde (tickets); and Marytrdoom fest on November 8 with Mortuary Drape, Demonomancy, Phobocosm and Sangus (tickets).

All dates are listed, with a 1349 video from 2014's Massive Cauldron of Chaos on Season of Mist, below...

Continue reading "1349 announce tour w/ Necrophagia & Vattnet Viskar (dates)"

April 29, 2015

photo: Opeth at Terminal 5 in 2014 (more by Greg Cristman)

Progressive metal greats Opeth turn 25 this year, and in celebration of that they're playing two special US anniversary shows. They're hitting NYC and LA in October, and are playing two sets a night. One has them playing 2005's Ghost Reveries in full, and then they'll play a set of music from throughout their career.

The shows happen October 22 at Beacon Theater in NYC and October 24 at Orpheum Theater in LA. VIP presales for both NYC and LA begin today (4/29) at 10 AM. Tickets for both shows go on Live Nation presale Thursday (4/30) at 10 AM, and general on-sale starts Friday (5/1) at 10 AM.

Opeth also have several international dates this year. All are listed, with a stream of Ghost Reveries, below...

Continue reading "Opeth celebrating 25th anniversary, playing 'Ghost Reveries' in full at two US shows"

April 28, 2015

photo: Coliseum at BK Bazaar in 2014 (more by Mathieu Bredeau)

Louisville heavy post-hardcore band Coliseum will return next week (5/5) with Anxiety's Kiss, their first new album since rejoining Deathwish. Ahead of the release, they put out videos for three songs which you can watch below.

Coliseum are heading on tour to support the new record in June. They'll be on the road with Child Bite for the first half of the run, and United Nations (whose frontman Geoff Rickly plays Maxwell's soon) join up with the band later on. White Lung, Pentagram and others are on select dates as well.

The run with Child Bite comes to NYC on June 10 at Saint Vitus and to NJ's Asbury Lanes on June 12. Tickets for both the Saint Vitus and the Asbury Lanes shows are on sale now.

Check out all of Coliseum's upcoming dates, the tour flyer and all three videos from the new album, below...

Continue reading "Coliseum shared 3 videos from 'Anxiety's Kiss,' going on tour"

photo: GWAR at 'Empire Records' celebration (more by Sachyn Mital)

2015 marks GWAR's 30th anniversary and the band is heading out on a tour this fall to celebrate. The "30 Years of Total Domination Tour" starts August 25 in Millvale, PA and closes out in Rochester, NY on September 18 with Butcher Babies and Battlecross on support for all dates.

NYC proper isn't on the tour's schedule but it comes to Long Island's Paramount on September 17. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (5/1) at 10 AM with venue presale starting Wednesday (4/29) at 10 AM. All dates are listed below.

The dates follow this year's edition of the annual GWAR-B-Q in Richmond, VA which features Descendents, Down, The Dickies and more.

Down are heading out on a tour of their own around their appearance at the festival. The "Eastbound 'N' Down" tour stops at Jersey's Starland Ballroom on August 14. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (5/1) at 10 AM with AmEx presale starting Wednesday (4/29) at 10 AM.

All upcoming dates for GWAR and Down are listed along with a video of GWAR covering The Pet Shop Boys below...

Continue reading "GWAR & Down touring separately around GWAR-B-Q (dates)"

April 24, 2015

Mobb Deep

Maryland Deathfest is less than a month away (May 21-24), and the lineup was already stacked with Neurosis, Napalm Death, Yob, Triptykon, Primordial, Inter Arma, Tombs, D.R.I., Conan, Ufomammut, Sodom and so many more. Yet MDF still felt the need to sweeten the deal, so they went ahead and added one more to the lineup: Mobb Deep.

You didn't read that wrong, and it's not some foreign metal band with a lawsuit ahead of them. The legendary Queensbridge hip hop duo Mobb Deep are playing at 11:30 PM on the Thursday of MDF (5/21) at Baltimore Soundstage, amongst this otherwise metal, hardcore, and metal-related lineup. It's not crazy -- it's not like Slayer wasn't on Def Jam, Anthrax never collaborated with Public Enemy, and metal and hip hop haven't had a crossover fan base for years -- but it should be interesting to see how this goes down. Tickets for just the Mobb Deep show are on sale, and anyone with an MDF 4-day pass or a Thursday Soundstage ticket can get in too.

Mobb Deep also have several other dates including a hometown NYC show this weekend at BB King's on Sunday (4/26) with Funkmaster Flex, Alchemist and Smif-N-Wessun. Tickets for Sunday's show are still available.

Meanwhile, their seminal 1995 album, The Infamous, turns 20 tomorrow (4/25). Listen to "Shook Ones Pt. II" from that record, with their tour dates and the updated MDF schedule, below...

Continue reading "Mobb Deep added to Maryland Deathfest (seriously), playing other shows too (including NYC this Sunday)"


Norwegian noise rockers Arabrot will follow last year's I Modi EP with another EP called You Bunch of Idiots on June 16 via Eolian Empire in the US and Fysisk in Europe. That's the artwork above, and the tracklist is below, but no music has come out from it yet.

Arabrot also confirmed a North American tour to follow the EP's release, including a run with Texas goth duo Pinkish Black. That leg wraps up in NYC on July 19 at The Studio at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

Pinkish Black last released Razed to the Ground in 2013, and earlier this year they said its followup is done. Details on that are still TBA, but meanwhile stream a track from Razed to the Ground and Arabrot's I Modi EP, with the list of dates, below...

Continue reading "Arabrot announce new EP & tour with Pinkish Black (dates)"

April 23, 2015

Mutoid Man

Cave In/Converge spinoff Mutoid Man have detailed their upcoming album on Sargent House. It's called Bleeder, will be out on June 30, and lead single "Sweet Ivy" just premiered over at Rolling Stone. Check it out, with the LP tracklist, below. That's the album artwork above.

As previously mentioned, Mutoid Man are going on a tour with Dillinger Escape Plan and Primitive Weapons in June, co-presented by Party Smasher Inc, BrooklynVegan and Invisible Oranges. That includes the NYC show happening June 20 at Irving Plaza, which tickets are still available for.

After that tour, Mutoid Man play Atlanta's Wrecking Ball festival, which will have Stephen Brodsky pulling double duty because Cave In play as well. All tour dates, the new song, and the record's tracklist, below...

Continue reading "Mutoid Man detail 'Bleeder,' share single "Sweet Ivy" (listen)"

April 22, 2015

photo: Nuclear Assault at MDF 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Nuclear Assault

Last year, Dan Lilker of NYC thrash veterans Nuclear Assault (and Brutal Truth and Anthrax) gave a statement on his retirement from music, which teased a final album and tour from Nuclear Assault:

In 2015, it will be 30 years since Nuclear Assault solidified our lineup and started making a name for ourselves in the metal/crossover scene. To commemorate this, the band will write and record another album and play some shows for a 'Final Assault.' The live front will be of a limited nature due to the reality of people in the band having careers that they can't just walk away from for the time needed to go tour the world like we did in the '80s. Nevertheless, we will try to do whatever we can, especially in the summer, to get out there and thrash for everyone again. Progress on writing music will not go quickly due to a couple of facts; we are geographically challenged, so we can't just jam once a week like we used to, and we want to make sure that this album is really killer so we can go out with a big bang.
Now those things are finally coming into fruition. They have a new EP called Pounder coming June 1 via Sidipus Records, which follows 2005's Third World Genocide LP. No music is out from that yet, but they're promising "4 killer 'old school' thrash tunes." Stay tuned.

They played their first show in a while last weekend at New England Hardcore & Metal Fest, and this May they'll begin the international "Final Assault" tour, which runs through September. The final show of the final tour happens in their hometown on September 12 at Gramercy Theatre, for now at least. We expect more dates to be added to the tour before long, and it's of course possible they'll happen after that date.

The NYC show is with two other veterans of the '80s-era NY/NJ metal/punk scene, Murphy's Law and Whiplash. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates along with the videos for 1988's "Brainwashed" and 1993's "Something Wicked," below...

Continue reading "Nuclear Assault announce final tour & EP, playing NYC with Murphy's Law and Whiplash (dates)"

by Andrew Sacher


UK hardcore crushers The Flex are currently back in the US, on tour with DC's Red Death (mem Coke Bust). That tour began when both bands played Damaged City Fest in DC earlier this month, and it continues through late May.

The Flex and Red Death will make their way to NYC for a show on May 16 at the Acheron, which includes local support from NYC Headhunters (mem Vanity). Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

Last month, The Flex followed their 2014 debut LP, Wild Stabs In The Dark, with the Don't Bother With The Outside World EP on Lockin' Out Records. That's the cover art above (by Tin Savage). It's pissed off, has nothing fancy thrown in (besides the tiniest guitar solo), and is rarely not at breakneck speed. Stream it in full below.

Meanwhile, Red Death just followed last year's demo this week with their debut LP, Permanent Exile, on Grave Mistake. They've got some Discharge, some Corrosion of Conformity, and other '80s-era punk/metal bands in their sound, and "Alleviate" (the only song over two minutes) even brings in some Neurosis-y noise metal. Their riffs crush, their vocals sound genuinely intimidating, and those guitar solos shred. Check this one out in full below, too.

Continue reading "The Flex and Red Death have new releases, on tour together"

April 21, 2015

photo: GWAR at 'Empire Records' celebration (more by Sachyn Mital)

GWAR, who were just in NYC for the Empire Records 20th anniversary, will be putting on another installment of their annual GWAR-B-Q this year. The fest happens in Richmond from August 14-16. Day 1 happens at two RVA venues, The National and The Broadberry, day 2 happens at Hadad's Lake, and the final day will have a "Brutal Brunch" at the new GWARbar.

Bands announced so far include Descendents, Down, The Dickies, Goatwhore, MC Chris and Dead Earth Politics, with many more TBA. Ticket info will be announced soon, and like in past years, part of the proceeds will benefit Ring Dog Rescue.

Meanwhile, the band are currently dealing with legal trouble from their late frontman Dave Brockie's father.

For Descendents, this is their third 2015 show announced so far, including the free Converse Boston show and Atlanta's Wrecking Ball festival.