Recent Posts in metal
April 18, 2014
April 10, 2014
Eyehategod @ Saint Vitus, 2013 (more by Caroline Harrison)
There has been some chatter about an Eyehategod / Ringworm / Enabler tour for the past few days, but that absolute knockout of a billing has now officially been announced. The three acts will embark on a North American run in late-May, which includes a performance at Cobra Lounge on June 13. Tickets for the Chicago show are on sale now.
The tour is in support of Eyehategod's new self-titled album -- their first in 15-years! You can take a listen to "Agitation! Propaganda!" and "Robitussin And Rejection" from the LP at the bottom of this post. And as discussed, Ringworm also play Cobra Lounge on April 18 with Death Before Dishonor, Relentless, and La Armada (tickets). Enabler will also hit the venue prior to the EHG tour, for a show on April 27 with Iron Reagan, Occultist, and In The Weeds (tickets).
All Eyehategod dates and those song streams lie after the jump...
April 9, 2014
High on Fire @ Bowery Ballroom, Nov 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
As discussed, High on Fire are heading to Chicago to headline Do Division on May 30 and play the Empty Bottle on May 31. That Bottle show sold-out very quickly, and they've now added another on June 1. Tickets are on sale now -- get 'em while you can.
An updated list of HoF dates can be found below...
April 8, 2014
Boris @ Austin Psych Fest 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
Japanese experimental metal outfit Boris have announced that they'll be releasing their new album, Noise, on June 17 via Sargent House. You can get a feel for the LP by checking out its pummeling, seven-minute lead single "Quicksilver" at the bottom of this post. The band will also be embarking on a summer North American tour in late-July. That tour includes a performance at the Bottom Lounge on August 10. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Friday (4/11) at noon CST.
All Boris dates and a stream of "Quicksilver" lie after the jump...
April 3, 2014
Black Breath @ Brooklyn's the Knitting Factory in 2013 (more by Lukas Hodge)
Seattle thrash outfit Black Breath have announced a post-Maryland Deathfest US mini-tour with support from NYC crew Mutilation Rites, Nashville rippers Yautja, and Seattle grindcore band Theories. (Mutilation Rites and Theories will also be at MDF.) That brief run finishes off with a show at Reggie's on May 31, and tickets go on sale this Friday (4/4) at 10AM.
All dates and some song streams from each band lie after the jump...
April 2, 2014
Red Fang @ Orion Fest 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
As seen on BrooklynVegan, Portland sludge rockers Red Fang have announced a May/June US tour with solid support from Big Business and Austin's American Sharks. That tour includes a show at the Wire in nearby Berwyn, IL on June 3. Tickets go on sale this Friday (4/4) at 10AM CST.
Red Fang will also be releasing a new 7" single, "The Meadows," via Scion AV in early-May. Limited edition vinyl will be available along the tour. At the end of last year, Big Business released the follow-up to 2009's Mind the Drift, titled Battlefields Forever, via their own Gold Metal label. You'll find a complete stream of that album, alongside the full tour schedule, below...
April 1, 2014
Meshuggah @ NYC's Roseland Ballroom, 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Swedish djent forefathers Meshuggah have announced that they'll be embarking on a summer North American tour surrounding their appearance at Bonnaroo 2014. The tour, which is in celebration of the outfit's 25th anniversary, includes a performance at the Vic Theatre on June 15 with support from Between the Buried & Me. Ticketing information for the Chicago show is forthcoming, but check JAM Productions for updates. The band are also asking fans to help choose their setlists for the tour by voting for one song per album in their catalog.
All Meshuggah dates and a couple of videos lie after the jump...
March 26, 2014
Pelican @ Invisible Oranges-CMJ 2013 (more by Caroline Harrison)
Long-running Chicago post-metal crew Pelican welcomed their most recent effort, Forever Becoming, last fall via Southern Lord. It's their first to feature new full-time guitarist Dallas Thomas and is some of the heaviest and most dynamic material they've released in years. They'll continue to tour in support of the LP this spring and summer, with a Midwest run featuring Nothing (who just played Chicago) and a West Coast stint with Tombs. That Midwest run doesn't include a Chicago show, but Pelican and Nothing will play The Highdive in Champaign, IL on May 17. Ticketing information is forthcoming, but check the venue's site for updates.
All Pelican dates and some song streams lie after the jump...
March 18, 2014
Floor @ Brooklyn's Saint Vitus, March 2013 (more by Lukas Hodge)
Reunited sludge-pop auteurs Floor are slated to return with their first album since 2004's Dove, titled Oblation, on April 29 via Season of Mist (preorder). So far, they've shared a trio of super crunchy, blissed-out singles--"War Party," "Find Away," and "Sister Sophia"--and have now announced a spring North American tour in support of the record. That tour includes a performance at the Double Door on May 11. Ticketing information for the Chicago show is forthcoming, but check Ticketfly for updates.
All Floor dates and streams of those singles lie after the jump...
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...