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March 25, 2015

Van Halen

Van Halen, still back with David Lee Roth, are set to tour North America once again this summer. The tour hits the NYC-area on August 9 at PNC Bank Arts Center, August 13 at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater and August 27 at Susquehanna Bank Center. Tickets for all dates go on sale April 4, with pre-sale info being announced locally (stay tuned for NYC-area info). All dates are listed below.

Van Halen are also releasing their first live album with David Lee Roth, Tokyo Dome Live in Concert, on March 31. That day, they'll also reissue Van Halen and 1984. All three will also be released together as a box set. Listen to "Runnin' With the Devil" and "Panama" from the live album, below.

They'll also make their first US TV appearance with David Lee Roth since he rejoined in 2006 on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. It airs on March 30 and 31. They'll do it again on Ellen on April 2.

Tour dates and song streams below...

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March 24, 2015

photo: Tombs at Saint Vitus in 2014 (more by Greg Cristman)
Tombs

Metal festival Stardust returns for its fifth installment this June at Brooklyn's Saint Vitus from June 26-28. Night 1 has Taake, Fell Voices, Young and in the Way, Wolvhammer and Anicon; night 2 has Bethlehem, Tombs, Black Anvil, Inter Arma and Vorde; and night 3 has Bethlehem, Fell Voices, Svart Crown, Mutilation Rites and Anicon.

Individual tickets for night 1 are unfortunately already sold out, but three-day passes and tickets for night 2 and night 3 are on sale now.

by Andrew Sacher

Royal Thunder

Atlanta heavy rockers Royal Thunder, who just played SXSW, announced a spring and summer tour with another ripping crew, Wild Throne.

The tour brings the two bands to NYC on June 25 at Saint Vitus. Tickets for that show go on sale at noon on Friday (3/27). All dates are listed below.

The tour is in support of new releases from both bands. Royal Thunder have a new LP called Crooked Doors coming April 7 via Relapse Records (artwork above). So far two songs from the record have come out, the crushing "The Line" and the more scaled-back "Ear On The Fool." Both are great and can be listened to below.

Meanwhile, Wild Throne signed to Roadrunner to release the full length followup their promising 2014 EP Blood Maker (released on Brutal Panda). It's called Harvest of Darkness and is due August 18 via Roadrunner. First single "War Is A Romance" is another punishing ripper from this band, which like their EP recalls The Mars Volta at their heaviest. Also like the EP, it was produced by Ross Robinson who worked with the Mars Volta guys themselves (in At the Drive-In though), so clearly he knows a thing or two about recording this type of stuff. Listen below.

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photo: Ides of Gemini at Webster Hall in 2013 (more by Lukas Hodge)
Ides of Gemini

The Mountain Goats are set to tour this year, hitting NYC on April 9 at Webster Hall, and April 11 & 12 at City Winery, all three of which are sold out. Since we last spoke, the metal-loving John Darnielle & co added doom trio Ides of Gemini as an opener on several dates, including all three NYC shows.

You've also got another chance to catch Ides of Gemini in NYC. They play a headlining show while they're here on April 10 at Saint Vitus with local psych metal band Kosmodemonic and Cave In frontman Stephen Brodsky. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All IoG dates are listed, with a stream of their 2014 album on Neurot Recordings, Old World New Wave, below.

In related news, Stephen Brodsky's other band Mutoid Man are going on a BrooklynVegan/Invisible Oranges/Party Smasher Inc-presented tour with Dillinger Escape Plan and Primitive Weapons, for which tickets are on presale.

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by Andrew Sacher

Blackout

Brooklyn doom/sludge Blackout (which features onetime Cheeseburger guitarist Christian Gordy) play around their hometown a lot -- perhaps you've caught them here with Eyehategod, Acid King, Naam, or others. Their next show is an album release party happening April 11 at Union Pool with Hound (members of Ted Leo + the Pharamcists and None More Black) and Hasj. Tickets are on sale.

The album being celebrated at that show is self-titled and will be out next week (3/31) via Easy Rider Records. It's the kind of stuff that's somewhere between metal and straight rock, and it gets a little psychedelic too, thanks in part to their use of effected vocals. A full stream of the album premieres below...

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photo: DEP at MHOW in 2013 (more by Rebecca Reed)
DEP

Tickets for the BrooklynVegan/Invisible Oranges/Party Smasher Inc-presented Dillinger Escape Plan / Mutoid Man / Primitive Weapons tour are on BV/IO presale for all dates now. You can get your using the PASSWORD, Partysmasher. Here are the dates and ticket links:

6/16 @ Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington DC (tickets)
6/17 @ Union Transfer, Philadelphia (tickets)
6/19 @ Royale Nightclub, Boston (tickets) -
6/20 @ Irving Plaza, NYC (tickets)
The Philly show is also with Rosetta.

March 23, 2015

UPDATE: PRESALE PASSWORD HERE.

Dillinger Escape Plan

The Dillinger Escape Plan, who played their first show in eight months in Austin this past weekend as part of the Thrasher Deathmatch at SXSW, will be heading out on the road this summer for a short East Coast headlining club tour proudly co-presented by Party Smasher Inc, BrooklynVegan and Invisible Oranges. Mutoid Man and Primitive Weapons, who shared a bill at Saint Vitus earlier this month, will be along for the ride. Rosetta also plays the Philly show.

Tickets go on sale Friday (3/27) and here are the dates and ticket links:

6/16 @ Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington DC (tickets)
6/17 @ Union Transfer, Philadelphia (tickets)
6/19 @ Royale Nightclub, Boston (tickets) -
6/20 @ Irving Plaza, NYC (tickets)
Your first chance to get tickets for these shows will be via the BV/IO presale which starts Tuesday (3/24) at 10 AM. Check back Tuesday morning for the password.

UPDATE: PRESALE PASSWORD HERE.

DEP's full itinerary also includes some festivals. All tour dates are listed, with more about the Austin show, below...

Continue reading "Dillinger Escape Plan, Mutoid Man & Primitive Weapons -- 2015 Tour Dates & presale (presented by BV & Invisible Oranges)"

March 20, 2015

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Today I lost a brother. Anthony Jude Pero passed away. A.J. was the final piece in a band that would become an international sensation and one of the greatest live rock acts to ever hit the stage. His sledgehammer assault on the drums helped drive Twisted Sister and I to greatness and inspired me to rock every single show. My heart breaks knowing I will never feel the power of his beat behind me, or turn to see his face smiling broadly from the sheer joy he got from doing what he loved. I will always remember that smile. RIP my friend.

-Dee Snider

Twisted Sister drummer and Staten Island native AJ Pero died Friday, March 20 of an apparent heart attack. He was on tour with Adrenaline Mob when his bandmates unsuccessfully tried to awaken him. He was then taken to a hospital in Poughkeepsie, New York, where he was declared dead just after 11 AM. He was 55.

Rest in peace, AJ, you'll be missed. Watch a few Twisted Sister videos and read tributes from the rest of the band, below...

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Motorboat

Motörhead's floating festival, Motörboat, is back for a second year, setting sail September 28 thru October 2, 2015, from Miami to the private island of Great Stirrup Cay and Nassau in the Bahamas. In addition to Lemmy and crew, this year's lineup includes Slayer, Anthrax, Suicidal Tendencies, Hatebreed and more. Tickets go on sale March 25.

Motörboat is not all headbanging, either. There's also:

Motörhead's Motörboat will keep it crazy with theme nights where flying your freak flag is not looked down upon but paraded and appreciated. Weird and wonderful poolside and beach events and activities will keep the motor going, and artist Q&A sessions plus meet & greets will get you up close and personal with your favorite artists on board. All this is punctuated with 24-hour access to the food, bars and fellow Motorboaters who are up all night with music demons to fight.
Check out pics from Motörboat 2014 here. Full Motörboat 2015 lineup and flyer are below.

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March 18, 2015

photo: Misery Index at Union Pool in 2010 (more by Samanatha Marble)
Misery Index

Baltimore death metallers Misery Index and Portland sludge band Lord Dying are heading out on a tour of the US and Canada together this April and May.

The tour brings the two bands to NYC for a show on May 1 at Saint Vitus. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

Earlier this year, Lord Dying released their new album, Poisoned Altars, on Relapse, and Misery Index's newest, The Killing Gods, dropped last year on Season of Mist. Stream both below...

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