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June 29, 2015

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.

June 25, 2015

Housecore Horror Festival

Phil Anselmo's Housecore Horror Festival announced its initial lineup last month, and now more bands have been added. It'll feature the second-ever live appearance by Pig Destroyer guitarist Scott Hull's electronic grind band Agoraphobic Nosebleed (the first was MDF 2015), Corrosion of Confirmity (with Pepper Keenan), Crowbar, Dropdead, Ghoul, Negative Approach, Zombi, Author & Punisher, Gristnam, and hardcore veterans Poison Idea (who canceled a tour and announced a hiatus earlier this year for health reasons, but as this booking proves, things are looking better).

The new additions join previously-announced bands Suffocation, Autopsy, Nails, YOB, Eyehategod and more. The fest goes down November 13-15 at San Antonio, TX's Aztec Theater. Tickets are still available.

Updated lineup below...

Continue reading "Housecore Horror adds Agoraphobic Nosebleed, CoC, Poison Idea, Crowbar, Zombi, Negative Approach, Dropdead, more"

photo: Earth at Levitation 2015 (more by PSquared)

Drone metallers Earth recently announced a tour, and since we last spoke they've expanded it and added more details. Holy Sons will be supporting on most dates, including the previously-mentioned NYC show on August 27 at Saint Vitus (tickets).

Earth also play another NYC the day before that at Le Poisson Rouge (8/26). That one will be opened by guitar great/Tom Waits collaborator Marc Ribot and no wave legend Ikue Mori teaming up to perform a live score to Jennifer Reeves' "Shadows Choose Their Horrors" and other shorts. TIckets are on sale.

Updated dates are listed, with a stream of Earth's 2014 LP Primitive and Deadly, below...

Continue reading "Earth expand tour with Holy Sons, add 2nd NYC show with Marc Ribot & Ikue Mori (updated dates)"

June 23, 2015

photos by Mathieu Bredeau


The veteran metal act played fan favorites from the lengthy career, including "Hell Awaits," "Chemical Warfare," "Die By The Sword," "Seasons in the Abyss," "Raining Blood," and "Hate Worldwide" among others. They opened the show with "World Painted Blood" and closed it with a two-song encore of fan favorites, "South of Heaven" and "Angel of Death."

This tour is a 'must-see' for any Slayer fan. The energy in the Paramount was electric, and the enthusiasm of those in attendance unquenchable. Without a doubt, Slayer has proven an underground metal band from the early days of thrash can indeed gain the mainstream recognition they greatly deserve. [National Rock Review]

Slayer have been on a tour that just hit two major festivals, Bonnaroo and Amnesia Rockfest, and in between they squeezed in two NYC-area shows. They happened at Long Island's Paramount in Huntington, NY on June 16 and 17. We've got pictures of the first night.

Slayer return to the area later this summer on the Rockstar Mayhem Fest tour with King Diamond, Code Orange and more. It hits PNC Bank Arts Center on July 21 and Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on July 26. Tickets for both are still available.

These shows are ahead of their first album in six years, Repentless, which comes out on 9/11 via Nuclear Blast. Since we last spoke, they revealed the tracklist and a stream of the title track.

Check that out, with more pictures and the setlist from The Paramount, and their updated list of tour dates, below...

Continue reading "Slayer played two NYC-area shows after Bonnaroo, released new song "Repentless" (stream, pics, setlist)"

by Andrew Sacher


Windhand singer Dorthia Cottrell already released a solo album this year, and now the Richmond doomers are set to follow 2013's excellent Soma with their own new LP. It's called Grief's Infernal Flower, and it's due out September 18 via Relapse. They went with Seattle grunge vet Jack Endino (who's worked with Nirvana, Soundgarden, Mudhoney and more) to produce this one, which is a pretty amazing fit. Not only are the lines between grunge and doom metal thin to begin with, but I always felt like Windhand especially had elements of both. You can hear about two and a half minutes of the new album in the trailer video below.

Windhand will support the album on tour with two other psych-doom bands, Portland's Danava and Sweden's Monolord. The tour hits NYC on October 21 at Gramercy Theatre, which will be Windhand's biggest headlining show here yet. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (6/26) at 10 AM with Live Nation and Music Geeks presales starting Wednesday (6/24) at 10 AM.

All dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Windhand announce 'Grief's Infernal Flower' details and tour with Danava & Monolord (dates, video)"

photo: Motorhead on their 2014 Motorboat cruise (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)

Rock legends Motorhead, whose 22nd album Bad Magic drops this August, have announced a tour for that month into September, surrounding their Riot Fest appearances. Direct support on select dates comes from thrashers Anthrax and NWOBHMers Saxon. Opening all shows is Crobot.

The run with Anthrax hits the NYC-area on September 16 at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (6/26) at 10 AM with a Citi presale starting today (6/23) at 2 PM.

All dates are listed, with a stream of Motorhead's newest single "Thunder & LIghtning," below...

Continue reading "Motorhead announce tour with Anthrax, playing Jones Beach"

June 22, 2015

photo: Thou at ABC No Rio in 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro)

Baton Rouge sludge metal greats Thou will go on tour this summer in continued support of last year's Heathen, with Minneapolis black metallers False opening.

The tour hits NYC twice, first for a Saint Vitus show on July 31, and then for a matinee at ABC No Rio (8/1) the next day. Advance tickets for Vitus are on sale now. After that run, Thou will go on a collaborative tour with The Body in support of their collaborative album, You, Whom I Have Always Hated. All dates (with more TBA) are listed below.

Speaking of False, they finally followed their 2012 split with Barghest (who have members of Thou) with their first full length last week. Like their 2011 EP, it's untitled, and out now on Gilead Media. You can stream the full thing below.

Continue reading "Thou announce tour with False (whose new LP is out now)"