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Insect Warfare are reuniting +++ Magrudergrind, Fucking Invincible, Cauldron, Killswitch Engage & more metal news

by Rob Sperry-Fromm

photo: Magrudergrind in Miami in 2013 (more by Kris Alan Carter)

As always, there’s a bunch of great metal and hardcore happening in NYC, so here are some shows to tide you over while you mourn the fact that you can’t make it to the Czech Republic for the Insect Warfare reunion.

Recently anointed with the title Best Mall-Metal Debut of All Time by Invisible Oranges, Killswitch Engage are releasing a new album called Incarnate. They will embark upon a huge tour that involves a 5-night NYC residency at venues that would normally be too small for these guys. So if you’re at all into seeing them, this is probably the time. This will feature shows at Gramercy Theatre on 3/6, Bowery Ballroom on 3/7, Saint Vitus on 3/9, Marlin Room at Webster Hall on 3/10, and Rough Trade on 3/11. Tickets for all five shows go on sale Friday (1/22) at 10 AM at the above links.

Providence hardcore band Fucking Invincible (members of Dropdead, Daughters, among others) are playing a show at The Acheron on February 27 with V Sect, Mauler and Slav. Tickets for that are on sale now.

Grind masters Magrudergrind just announced a new, Kurt Ballou-produced album and released a single. The album is called II and the new, ripping song is called “Sacrificial Hire,” and you can stream it below. In addition to playing that Decibel show in Philly, Magrudergrind have a NYC show coming up before they head out on a massive European tour. That one is also at The Acheron on February 19 with local rippers Mutilation Rites, Incendiary and Triac. Tickets for that are on sale now.

Toronto classicists Cauldron, with an excellent new album In Ruin hot off the presses, will head out on tour and swing through NYC
for a show at Saint Vitus on February 22 with support from Tower. Tickets are on sale now. Stream their LP and check out tour date below.

Since we last spoke, The Ocean have dropped off of that tour with Intronaut and North to be replaced by progsters Scale the Summit. All dates, including Marlin Room at Webster Hall on March 29 (tickets), remain the same.

Now on to the reminders. Since the last roundup, a ton of new stuff has been announced, like Tau Cross, Unearth/Ringworm, Conan/Serial Hawk, Dragged Into Sunlight/Primitive Man/Cult Leader/Churchburn, UXO/Primitive Weapons, Behemoth/Myrkur, Ghost, Cannabis Corpse, Pig Destroyer/Dropdead/Full of Hell, and Whores/Fight Amp.

What else? Oh just Horrendous, Dysrhthmia/Artificial Brain, Poison Idea/Child Bite/Iron Reagan AND Poison Idea/Child Bite/Sheer Terror, Tengger Cavalry, Rivers of Nihil Krallice/Yellow Eyes, Coffins/Noisem/Ilsa, Bell Witch/Wrekmeister Harmonies, Black Tusk, Taake/Young and In the Way/Vattnet Viskar, and Bongzilla/Black Cobra.

Think that’s it? Think again. You got Abbath/High on Fire/Skeletonwitch/Tribulation, Abigail Williams/Fleshgod Apocalypse, Melvins/Napalm Death/Melt Banana, Cannibal Corpse/Obituary/Cryptopsy, Voivod/Vektor/Eight Bells, Megadeth/Suicidal Tendencies, Black Sabbath, Slayer/Testament/Carcass, AC/DC, Lamb of God/Anthrax/Deafheaven/Power Trip, and Iron Maiden.

That about does it. What did we miss?

Cauldron — 2016 Tour Dates
Jan 21 Fubar Saint Louis, MO
Jan 22 The Tree Joliet, IL
Jan 23 The Metal Grill Cudahy, WI
Jan 25 The Park Winnipeg, Canada
Jan 27 Nite Owl Calgary, AB
Jan 28 Starlite Edmonton, Canada
Jan 30 Rickshaw Theatre Vancouver, Canada
Jan 31 Studio Seven Seattle, WA
Feb 01 Hawthorne Theatre Portland, OR
Feb 02 Thee Parkside San Francisco, CA
Feb 03 Whisky A Go Go West Hollywood, CA
Feb 04 Brick by Brick San Diego, CA
Feb 05 CLUB RED Mesa, AZ
Feb 06 LVCS Las Vegas, NV
Feb 07 PB&J’s Reno, NV
Feb 08 In The Venue Salt Lake City, UT
Feb 09 Bluebird Theater Denver, CO
Feb 10 Aftershock Merriam, KS
Feb 11 Sidewinder Austin, TX
Feb 12 Korova San Antonio, TX
Feb 13 Scout Bar Houston, TX
Feb 14 Trees Dallas, TX
Feb 15 Siberia Nola New Orleans, LA
Feb 16 The Orpheum Ybor City, FL
Feb 17 The Haven Orlando, FL
Feb 18 Masquerade Atlanta, GA
Feb 19 Diamond Pub Concert Hall Louisville, KY
Feb 20 Canal Club Richmond, VA
Feb 22 Saint Vitus Brooklyn, NY
Feb 26 The Exchange Regina, Canada

Killswitch Engage — 2016 Tour Dates
2/11 Las Vegas, Nev. | Hard Rock Cafe (Radio Contraband Convention)
3/6 – New York, N.Y. | Gramercy Theatre
3/7 – New York, N.Y. | Bowery Ballroom
3/9 – New York, N.Y. | Saint Vitus Bar
3/10 – New York, N.Y. | Marlin Room at Webster Hall
3/11 – New York, N.Y. | Rough Trade NYC
3/16 San Antonio, Texas | The Aztec Theater*
3/18 Dallas, Texas | House of Blues*
3/19 Kansas City, Mo. | Uptown Theater*
3/21 Nashville, Tenn. | Marathon Music Works*
3/23 Indianapolis, Ind. | Egyptian Room @ Old National Centre*
3/24 Clive, Iowa | 7 Flags*
3/25 Minneapolis, Minn. | Skyway Theatre*
3/26 Milwaukee, Wis. | The Rave*
3/28 Lincoln, Neb. | Bourbon Theatre*
3/30 Salt Lake City, Utah | The Complex*
4/1 Seattle, Wash. | Showbox SODO*
4/2 Spokane, Wash. | Knitting Factory Concert House*
4/3 Vancouver, BC | Vogue Theatre*
4/4 Portland, Ore. | Roseland Theater*
4/6 Boise, Idaho | Knitting Factory Concert House*
4/7 Sacramento, Calif. | Ace of Spades*
4/8 Pomona, Calif. | Fox Theater Pomona*
4/9 Tempe, Ariz. | The Marquee*
4/11 Oklahoma City, Okla. | Diamond Ballroom*
4/12 Sauget, Ill. | Pop’s Nightclub*
4/14 Cleveland, Ohio | House Of Blues*
4/15 Binghamton, N.Y. | Magic City Music Hall*
4/17 Buffalo, N.Y. | Town Ballroom*
4/19 London, ON | London Music Hall*
4/20 Grand Rapids, Mich. | The Intersection*
4/21 Cincinnati, Ohio | Bogart’s*
4/22 Asheville, N.C. | The Orange Peel*
4/24 Ladson, S.C. | Exchange Park (WYBB Rockfest)

* – w/ Memphis May Fire, 36 Crazyfists

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