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February 11, 2014

Tool at Lollapalooza 2009 (more by Paul Birman)
Tool

Alt-metal vets Tool are supposedly working on a new album (not much word on that though), but we do know for sure that they'll be heading out on a tour of the US and Mexico this March which hits Austin on March 24 at Cedar Park Center and Houston on March 25 at Toyota Center. Tickets for both shows go on sale Friday, Austin at 10 AM, Houston at noon.

All dates are listed below...

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January 16, 2014

Amon Amarth

Sweden's melodic metal vikings Amon Amarth, who put out Deceiver of The Gods last year, are heading out on a tour this week that brings them to North America. Joining them are Norway's Enslaved and Ohio thrashers Skeletonwitch. The tour hits San Antonio on January 20 at Backstage Live, Dallas on January 21 at House of Blues, and Houston on January 22 at House of Blues. Tickets for San Antonio, Dallas, and Houston are on sale now, AND we're giving away tickets to every stop on the tour. Stay tuned to Invisible Oranges on East Village Radio every Tuesday night for your chance to win.

In related news:

SKELETONWITCH will release a hand-screened, 180-gram limited vinyl edition of their acclaimed, Billboard-charting 2013 release, Serpents Unleashed, of which 100% of the proceeds will be donated to two animal shelters in the band's home state of Ohio -- The Athens County Humane Society and Columbus' Pets Without Parents. The members of Ohio's most-loved heavy metal group have always been proud pet owners and are excited to raise awareness and support for two no-kill organizations in their region.

Limited to a one-time-only pressing of 100 copies, the black LP includes a hand-screened, hand-numbered jacket with exclusive artwork and a hand-screened dust sleeve. It comes with a color poster and a sticker showcasing the album's original masterful artwork by John Baizley (Baroness, Kylesa, Kvelertak), as well as a download card. Mark your calendars, as the limited-edition LPs will go on sale on a first-come, first-serve basis exclusively via http://www.skeletonwitch.com on Monday, January 20th at 1:00pm EST.

Full tour information and more at BrooklynVegan. Check out the title track to Amon Amarth's latest album below...

Continue reading "Amon Amarth & Enslaved kicking off tour w/ Skeletonwitch who are releasing a limited LP for charity (IO giving way tix on EVR)"

November 15, 2013

photos by Sarah Frankie Linder

Kathleen Hanna / MGMT / Jurassic 5
Fun Fun Fun Fest
Fun Fun Fun Fest
Fun Fun Fun Fest

Fun Fun Fun Fest Day 1 pics are here and here, pics from Day 2 pics here and here; and pics from Day 3 are here and in this post. They continue below...

Continue reading "Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013 - Day 3 pics (part 2) -- Jurassic 5, Slayer, MGMT, Dismemberment Plan, Julie Ruin & more"

September 4, 2013

Caspian in NY 2010 (more by Jen Maler)
Caspian

Massachusetts post-rock band Caspian played a tribute show last weekend in honor of bassist Chris Friedrich, who sadly passed last week. Moving forward, they have announced plans for a fall tour with co-headliner 65daysofstatic and The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die. The tour hits Austin on November 19 at Red 7 and Dallas on November 20 at Club Dada. Tickets for the Dallas go on sale Friday (9/6) at 11 AM. Keep checking Red 7's site for updates on the Austin show.

Full tour information and more at BrooklynVegan. Stream their last album, Waking Season, below...

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August 1, 2013

GWAR in NYC 2012 (more by Chris La Putt)
GWAR

Said verbose front-thing Oderus Urungus, "Our loyal slaves have been laboring ceaselessly to create the ultimate GWAR show, and for this they have received nothing but abuse and torment. I know our legions of loyal fans will be delighted to experience a whole new cast of ridiculous characters, all of whom shall meet exceedingly messy ends to the soundtrack of slaughter that our new album shall provide. Get ready world...GWAR is coming!"[GWAR]
In anticipation of their September 17 release for their 13th studio album, Battle Maximus, heavy metal overlords GWAR are descending upon North America for the first leg of their "Madness at the Core of Time" world tour with Whitechapel, Iron Reagan, and Band of Orcs. That tour includes a show in Houston on October 24 at Warehouse Live and a show in Austin on October 26 at Emo's for Housecore Horror Film Fest. Wristbands for the festival are one sale now. Tickets for Houston go on sale Friday (8/2) at 12 PM.

All dates listed, along with the tour poster and a video from the upcoming album, below...

Continue reading "Gwar releasing new LP, touring w/ Whitechapel, Iron Reagan & Band of Orcs, playing Houston before Housecore Horror Fest"

July 25, 2013

Orange Goblin at MDF 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Orange Goblin

Orange Goblin will bring their doom riffs back to the US this fall, part of a string of North American dates with Holy Grail and Lazer/Wulf. The six-week-plus long journey include Texas stops in triplicate: 9/28 at Red 7 in Austin (tickets go on sale 7/30 at 11PM), 9/29 at Fitzgerald's in Houston (tickets are on sale), 9/30 at Club Dada in Dallas (tickets are on sale).

July 23, 2013

Monster Magnet at MHoW, Dec 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Monster Magnet

As discussed at BrooklynVegan, Monster Magnet are putting their nostalgia trips behind them with a new record and resulting North American tour. The dates will be the band's first tour of the US in 10 years, and kindly include a trio of dates in Texas: 12/2 at Red 7 in Austin (ticketing info on the way), 12/3 at Fitzgeralds in Houston (ditto), and 12/4 at Trees in Dallas (them too).

July 15, 2013

Primitive Man

Primitive Man, the Colorado band that features members of Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire, will take their depressive, primal sludge-doom out on the road with Reproacher, part of a larger tour. The dates celebrate both Primitive Man's impeding re-release of their Scorn LP for Relapse, as well as the release of Reproacher's new LP (released on 6/11) and include a stop at Beerland on Tuesday (7/16 with The Dead See and Cross Builder. The band also plays tonight (7/15) in San Antonio at Korova.

All dates are listed at Invisible Oranges.

Melvins at Marylan Deathfest, May 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Melvins

BrooklynVegan has the scoop on the Melvins' 30 year anniversary tour, one that will swing the band from coast to coast and including three stops in TX. Those include Austin for a date at Mohawk on August 9 with Honky. Tickets are on sale. If you go, make sure and take the advice of Invisible Oranges by sticking around after the Melvins bid adieu; Lord Dying is on board to play Mohawk on August 9 too, as part of a Melvins after-party with Howl.

The Melvins have other TX dates too, playing Houston on August 8 at Warehouse Live (tickets), and August 10 in Dallas at Trees (tickets). All dates are listed on BV.

July 2, 2013

Exhumed at California Discord Fest, 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Exhumed

Exhumed will join Dying Fetus, Devourment, Abiotic and Waking the Cadaver for a pus-infested night of death metal in three separate Texas venues, part of an overall US campaign, including Austin on October 10 at Red 7 (tickets). That date is between the two other TX shows: October 9 at Fitzgerald's in Houston (tickets)and October 11 at Trees in Dallas (tickets).

The shows are in support of Exhumed's forthcoming LP Necrocracy, due on August 6 via Relapse Records. Stream the new track "Coins Upon The Eyes" below.

Continue reading "Dying Fetus, Exhumed, & Devourment playing three TX shows on tour; Exhumed releasing new LP (stream a track)"

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