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December 17, 2014

Electric Wizard at MDF 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Electric Wizard

British doom heroes Electric Wizard released their eighth album, Time To Die, earlier in the year, and have since announced a tour bringing them back to the US in 2015 with support from Satan's Satyrs. They haven't gone on a full US tour since 2002, and haven't played here at all since MDF 2012, but they'll play Chicago on April 7 at Metro. Tickets for that show go on sale this Friday (12/19) at noon.

Full tour schedule and more at BrooklynVegan. Stream the title track from Time to Die below...

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October 20, 2014

Converge @ Decibel's 100 Issues Celebration in 2013 (more by Shaun Regan)
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Decibel Magazine have announced the fourth edition of their reliably awesome annual North American tour. Decibel 2015 is slated to feature Swedish melodic death metallers At the Gates, East Coast hardcore champions Converge, U.K. supergroup Vallenfyre, and one more opener TBA in December. The North American jaunt is set to begin in late-March, and will tag Chicago for a show at House of Blues on April 6. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday (10/24) at 10AM CST. VIP Ticket Bundles are on sale now via Decibel.

All Decibel 2015 dates and a few videos lie after the jump...

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October 2, 2014

Goatwhore (more by Caroline Harrison)
Goatwhore

Before opening some dates for Samhain, who just helped make Riot Fest unholy, 'blackened sludge slingers' Goatwhore will play some dates with Wolvhammer including Cobra Lounge on 10/26. Kastasyde and Mexican Werewolf are also on the bill. All dates and a new documentary you can watch about New Orleans metal bands (like Goatwhore), at BrooklynVegan.

Videos from Samhain's set at Riot Fest below...

Continue reading "Goatwhore & Wolvhammer playing Cobra Lounge on tour (before Goatwhore opens for Samhain who played Riot Fest)"

August 18, 2014

"Our Chicago show on the next tour just got way sweeter..." - KEN mode

KEN mode in NYC in February (more by Di Lynn Ring)
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As discussed, Winnipeg's pummeling KEN mode are slated to tag Chicago on their fall North American tour for a show at Reggie's on September 8. That gig is now part of Reggie's 7th anniversary party -- it'll take place in the Rock Club, and The Atlas Moth, Burdened, Brothers Starrace, and Fleeting Suns have been added as support. Mr. Blotto, Handler, Sammy Llanas, and The Whateverly Brothers will play the Music Joint. Advance tickets ($7) will get you in both rooms, you'll receive a free anniversary t-shirt, and there will be a free buffet from 5-7PM. Party.

An updated list of KEN mode dates lie after the jump...

Continue reading "KEN mode @ Reggie's is now part of the venue's 7th anniversary party (The Atlas Moth added ++ more)"

August 14, 2014

Pallbearer in NYC in 2013 (more by greg Cristman)
Pallbearer

Doom maestros Pallbearer are currently streaming their hotly anticipated sophomore effort, Foundations of Burden, over at Pitchfork Advance. The album will officially be unleashed upon the world on August 19, and the band will be embarking on a world tour shortly after the record drops. They'll tag Champaign-Urbana, IL on October 19 at High Dive with Tombs and Vattnet Viskar. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Full tour schedule is available at BrooklynVegan. Stream a track from the band's excellent last record below...

Continue reading "Pallbearer streaming new LP, playing the High Dive in Champaign on tour w/ Tombs & Vattnet Viskar"

July 29, 2014

KEN mode in NYC in February (more by Di Lynn Ring)
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Post-hardcore rippers KEN mode have announced a fall North American tour surrounding their appearance at Raleigh, NC's Hopscotch Music Festival. They'll hit the road at the tail end of August, and will tag Chicago for a show at Reggie's on September 8. Ticketing information is forthcoming, but you can check Ticketfly for updates. The trio have also shared a new video for Entrench's "The Promises of God," which you can check out at the bottom of this post.

Full tour schedule and more at BrooklynVegan. Check out the new video below...

Continue reading "KEN mode share new video, playing Reggie's on fall tour"

July 14, 2014

Blackfinger

Doom-tinged psych rockers Blackfinger, featuring the original Trouble singer Eric Wagner, just announced a summer US tour. That run includes a show at Cobra Lounge on August 9 with DeepSpacePilots. Advance tickets for the Chicago show are on sale now.

Full tour schedule and more at BrooklynVegan. Check out a few Blackfinger songs below...

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Ketzer

German thrashers Ketzer are heading to the US for the first time with their newly announced tour. The band plays Chicago August 8 at Livewire Lounge. Tickets for that show aren't on sale yet, but should be soon via the Livewire website.

Full tour schedule and more at BrooklynVegan. Stream a track below...

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July 10, 2014

Suffocation at Saint Vitus, 2012 (More by Suren Karapetyan)
Suffocation

New York death metal rippers Suffocation are heading out on the Carnival of Death tour this fall with Kataklysm, Jungle Rot, Pyrexia and Internal Bleeding. The show stops in Chicago October 7 at Reggie's. Tickets for that show aren't on sale yet but will be soon at the Reggie's website.

Full tour schedule and more at BrooklynVegan. Watch a live Suffocation video below...

Continue reading " Suffocation, Kataklysm, Jungle Rot, Pyrexia & Internal Bleeding playing Reggie's on 'Carnival of Death' tour"

July 2, 2014

Whores @ Union Pool in 2012 (more by Markus Shaffer)
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Atlanta noise rockers Whores have announced that they'll be embarking on an August North American tour with support from American Sharks. That run includes a show at Cobra Lounge on August 13. Ticketing information for the Chicago show is forthcoming, but check Ticketfly for updates.

All Whores // American Sharks dates and song streams from each lie after the jump...

Continue reading "Whores and American Sharks playing Cobra Lounge on August tour"

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