Recent Posts in metal
March 5, 2014
Judge @ Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
Reunited NYC hardcore legends Judge have announced that they'll be playing Metro on June 21 with support from H2O, Blacklisted, and Foundation. Like most great hardcore shows, this one is early-as-hell (5PM doors) and open to all-ages. Tickets for their Chicago show, billed as their "only Midwest date," go on sale this Friday (3/7) at noon CST.
The Chicago show happens about a month after Judge play Las Vegas' great Punk Rock Bowling Festival. Their full 2014 tour schedule and a couple of videos lie after the jump...
February 3, 2014
New Zealand's Ulcerate have been carving out a unique spot for themselves---somewhere between pulverizing technical death metal and sweeping post-metal---for over a decade now. Sure, it's an unorthodox thing to be, but more power to 'em for it. The genre-crushing outfit welcomed their most recent album, Vermis, in the fall of last year via new home Relapse Records. It's a beast of an LP and you'll find a complete stream of it at the bottom of this post.
It's been a couple of years since Ulcerate last toured North America, and we're happy to tell you they've just announced a month-long run leading up to Maryland Deathfest 2014. Main support on a majority of their dates will come from road warriors Inter Arma, including their Chicago show at Cobra Lounge on May 16. Ticketing information is forthcoming, but check CL's calendar for updates.
All Ulcerate dates and a stream of Vermis lie after the jump...
Mastodon @ the Riv in 2012 (more by James Richards IV)
Mastodon have announced that they'll be embarking on a spring North American tour with support from French prog-metal outfit Gojira and Norwegian hard rockers Kvelertak. That tour includes a performance at the Riviera Theatre on May 8 (they also played the Riv in 2012). Ticketing information for the Chicago show is forthcoming, but check JAM Productions' site for updates. All dates are listed at the bottom of this post.
The band have also been hard at work on the follow-up to 2011's The Hunter. They've been camped out in Nashville with producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Rush, Queens of the Stone Age, Deftones), and haven't shared much album information as of yet. Drummer Brann Dailor did tell Rolling Stone, "It's real weird, real math-y, real straightforward. It's up, down and all around." Stay tuned for more.
All Mastodon/Gojira/Kvelertak dates can be found after the jump...
January 27, 2014
Windhand in Brooklyn, 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Richmond, VA doom outfit Windhand just recently announced a large spring European tour with fellow Richmond band Inter Arma. They also have a handful of North American dates on their schedule before that tour kicks off, including a performance at Cobra Lounge on March 7 (a venue they also played in 2013). Tickets for the Chicago show are on sale now.
All known Windhand dates and a stream of "Woodbine" from last year's great Soma lie after the jump...
January 23, 2014
East of the Wall @ Saint Vitus, 2013 (more by Vladislav Grach)
New Jersey prog-metal outfit East of the Wall and Chicago thrash trio Diamond Plate will be teaming up for a spring, co-headlining U.S. tour. That tour is in support of EOTW's latest effort Redaction Artifacts (Rdio, Spotify), as well as Diamond Plate's Pulse (Rdio, Spotify). Look for the pair to appear at Cobra Lounge on April 2; tickets are on sale now.
All East of the Wall // Diamond Plate dates and a couple of videos lie after the jump...
The Dillinger Escape Plan @ Brooklyn's MHoW, 2013 (more by Rebecca Reed)
As seen on BrooklynVegan, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Trash Talk, Retox (the project of The Locust's Justin Pearson), and Norway's Shining will be teaming up for a spring North American tour. That tour kicks off at the beginning of April, and is slated to tag Chicago for a show at Metro on April 11. Tickets go on sale this Friday (1/24) at noon CST.
All dates and a few videos lie after the jump...
January 22, 2014
Ringworm's Hammer of the Witch LP
Cleveland-based metallic hardcore outfit Ringworm are slated to welcome their new album, Hammer of the Witch, on March 18 via Relapse Records. You can get a feel for the LP by checking out its relentlessly thrash-y title track at the bottom of this post. Hammer of the Witch is up for preorder in a handful of formats.
Ringworm will be supporting their new effort with a spring North American tour featuring Death Before Dishonor. That tour includes a Chicago show at Cobra Lounge on April 18 with opening act Relentless, and tickets are on sale.
All Ringworm dates and that song stream lie after the jump...
January 14, 2014
The Atlas Moth @ Pitchfork Festival 2012 (more by Chase Turner)
Local doom-y post-metal outfit The Atlas Moth have detailed the much-anticipated follow-up to 2011's great An Ache for the Distance. It's titled The Old Believer and is due out in June via Profound Lore Records. The official press release states, "All we can currently say about "The Old Believer" is simply, expect to be blown away. The new album is leveling and will easily be recognized as the band's best work to date." No tracks from the LP have been revealed yet, but we imagine it won't be too long now.
TAM will be touring North America this spring with The Ocean, Scale The Summit, and Silver Snakes. That tour includes a hometown show at Subterranean on March 23. Tickets go on sale this Friday (1/17) at 10AM CST.
All TAM dates and a couple of song streams lie after the jump...
December 17, 2013
Russian Circles @ Ultra Lounge, August 2013 (more by Marfa Capodanno)
Russian Circles welcomed their cinematic new album, Memorial, earlier this year via Sargent House and did some touring in support of it. That stint included an intimate hometown show at the now defunct Ultra Lounge, and they've just announced an extensive 2014 U.S. tour. Road warriors KEN mode will serve as direct support throughout, with Inter Arma on most dates and Helms Alee on others. Look for the run to culminate with a performance at Metro on March 16 with KEN mode and Helms Alee. Ticketing information for the Chicago show is forthcoming.
All Russian Circles dates and a couple of song streams from Memorial lie after the jump...
December 6, 2013
Carcass @ NYC's Gramercy Theatre in September (more by Greg Cristman)
Carcass, the Black Dahlia Murder, Gorguts, and Noisem are joining forces for the 2014 Decibel Magazine Tour. The third annual jaunt will kick off in March, and is slated to reach the House of Blues on April 5. VIP ticket bundles----ticket, t-shirt, 18x24 poster, "skip the line" pass, and Nuclear Blast digital sampler----are available now. General admission tickets for the Chicago show go on sale on Wednesday, December 11 at 10AM CST.
Death metal pioneers Carcass made their triumphant return this year with Surgical Steel, their first album since 1996's Swansong. Gorguts welcomed their great Colored Sands LP, which serves as the band's first in seven-years. Baltimore's super young Noisem also impressed with their death-thrash debut Agony Defined. They recently wrapped a tour with the Black Dahlia Murder, who will serve as direct support for Carcass.
All Decibel tour dates and a tour poster lie after the jump...