Metal tours announced: Creeping Death, MDF pre-fest, Possessed, Sanguisugabogg, BTBAM, more
Tons of shows get announced every week, and it can be hard to keep up. Here are all the heavy music (metal, hardcore & more) tours, shows & fests that we posted on BV this week, and some new ones too…
We’re less than one month out from the start of Opeth’s North American tour with Graveyard which includes a Graveyeard-less show at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on February 26th. Opeth at the Ryman! Opeth return to North America in May to play Mexico’s Domination Fest.
MARYLAND DEATHFEST PRE-FEST (DEMILICH)
Before this year’s Maryland Deathfest, MDF will throw a pre-party with Demilich, Divine Eve, Scattered Remnants (who are on the new episode of the Heavy Hole podcast), Fetid, and Cardiac Arrest at Ottobar in Baltimore on Wednesday, May 20th. Tickets for the pre-party and the main fest are still available. Meanwhile, Finnish death metal legends Demilich also play London’s Finnfest.
CREEPING DEATH (with TERROR, SANGUISUGABOGG, ACACIA STRAIN, more)
Texas hardcore-leaning death metallers Creeping Death released their killer debut LP Wretched Illusions last fall, and they continue to add more and more shows in support of it this year. As we speak, they’re on tour with Ohio filth spewers Sanguisugabogg (whose anticipated debut album is coming this year), and they just added a February West Coast tour with Terror, The Warriors, and Dare. They were also just announced for the absolutely stacked Texas festival Oblivion Access, and as mentioned previously, they’re going on the stacked Acacia Strain/Rotting Out/Chamber/Fuming Mouth tour.
OBLIVION ACCESS (fka Austin Terror Fest)
Speaking of Oblivion Access (fka Austin Terror Fest), the amazing 2020 lineup also includes Carcass, Youth of Today, Swans, Daughters, Autopsy, Duster, Converge, Zola Jesus, Vio-lence, Lil Ugly Mane, Repulsion, A Place To Bury Strangers, Melt Banana, Windhand, Despise You, Coven, MIKE, Uniform (playing their own set and a collaborative set with The Body), Anna Von Hausswolff, Kool Keith, Cough, Thou, Wormrot, Ringworm, Mizmor, Hell, Yellow Eyes, BIG|BRAVE, Outer Heaven, Immortal Bird, Portrayal of Guilt, Judiciary, Ulthar, Vile Creature, and more.
POSSESSED / PESTILENCE (full tour announced)
Last year, death metal progenitors Possessed and fellow veteran band Pestilence began revealing dates for a 2020 tour (with openers The Black Moriah), and now they’ve officially announced all dates, and tickets for all dates are on sale now. Full schedule (including Brooklyn’s Market Hotel on 3/27 and Long Island’s Amityville Music Hall on 3/28) here.
HUMAN IMPACT (UNSANE, SWANS)
Human Impact, the new band of Unsane frontman Chris Spencer with members of Swans and Cop Shoot Cop, announced a hometown NYC album release show with support from another Swans member, Norman Westberg.
Another appealing, recently-announced Saint Vitus one-off is Ex Eye (Colin Stetson, Greg Fox, Shahzad Ismaily, Toby Summerfield) on February 5 with Zen Mother (tickets). Ex Eye’s only other upcoming shows are overseas: Denmark’s Alter festival and a Netherlands show.
ETHER COVEN / BARISHI / WVRM / ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE
Remembering Never offshoot Ether Coven (who just released their new album Everything Is Temporary Except Suffering, Bjork cover included) and Vermont’s Season of Mist-signed proggy sludgesters Barishi began their co-headlining tour last night and it hits Brooklyn tonight (1/17); Trenton, NJ on Saturday (1/18); and more. The current leg is with South Carolina deathgrinders WVRM (who just signed to Prosthetic and announced a new album), and this weekend’s shows are also with Shai Hulud-related crossover thrashers Zombie Apocalypse, who released their first new music in 15 years last summer. The next leg is with Outlier.
HARAKIRI THE SKY / NUMENOREAN / ENEFERENS
Australian melodic/atmospheric black metal duo Harakiri for the Sky announced their first-ever North American tour for this spring, and they’ll be joined by Numenorean and Eneferens. The tour begins at Northwest Terror Fest and then makes its way around the country before hitting the Northeast US and ending in Montreal.
BODYSNATCHER / GREAT AMERICAN GHOST
Florida deathcore band Bodysnatcher (who are releasing their new album This Heavy Void on January 31 via Stay Sick and debuted “Never Homesick” from it this week) are hitting the road with rising Boston hardcore/metalcore band Great American Ghost (who debuted “Altar of Snakes” from their upcoming new album Power Through Terror today). All dates (including Brooklyn’s Kingsland on 2/26 with Born A New, Planetary Alignment, Vendetta, and Court Order) here.
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Stoner rock vets Fu Manchu announced a 30th anniversary tour, including shows in NYC, Austin, Philly, Chicago, and lots more.
CLUTCH opening for VOLBEAT
Riff rock vets Clutch will return to the road to open for Volbeat, beginning at Tempe, AZ’s Ufest at Big Surf on 4/4, and then hitting Vegas, Denver, Nashville, Atlanta, and more, before wrapping up at NYC’s Rooftop at Pier 17 on 5/13. All dates here. Tickets here.
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME
Progressive metalcore vets Between the Buried and Me have announced a 20th anniversary tour that will see them playing two sets, a career-spanning set and a set where they’ll play 2009’s The Great Misdirect in full.
MINISTRY / KMFDM / FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY
Ministry‘s classic album A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste just turned 30 and to celebrate, they’ll head out on the Industrial Strength Tour with KMFDM and Front Line Assembly.
Need more industrial? Einstürzende Neubauten are gearing up to release their first proper studio album in 12 years, and they’re also going on their first North American tour in a while.
Furnace Fest, the punk/hardcore/metal/emo festival that existed in Birmingham, AL from 2000 to 2003, is returning this year for its 20th anniversary. Its lineup continues to expand and get more and more stacked, and like the festival itself, a lot of the bands are reunions (but there’s some cool new stuff too). This week’s additions include two very exciting reunited bands: Mineral and From Autumn To Ashes. Previously announced bands include Converge, Cave In, Boysetsfire, The Casket Lottery, Hot Water Music, Knocked Loose, Codeseven, Further Seems Forever, Hopesfall, SeeYouSpaceCowboy, Shai Hulud, With Honor, Zao, and more.
OPEN CITY / SOUL GLO
Open City — the Philly punk supergroup of Rachel Rubino (Worriers, Bridge and Tunnel), Dan Yemin (Lifetime, Kid Dynamite, Paint It Black), Andy Nelson (Paint It Black, Ceremony, Dark Blue), and Chris Wilson (Ted Leo + the Pharmacists, Titus Andronicus) — have announced three rare Northeast shows with fellow Philly band Soul Glo going down this February.
END IT / OUTSIDER
Baltimore hardcore crew End It (who feature members of Wolvesblood, Piece Keeper, and Malicious Code) are touring the East Coast with their Flatspot labelmates Outsider.
NYHC vets Murphy’s Law have a handful of shows coming up, including St. Patrick’s Day in NYC and the Jimmy G Birthday Bash Rocks Off Cruise.
GREY SKIES FALLEN
Long-running Staten Island death-doom band Grey Skies Fallen are gearing up to release their 5th full length album this month. Cold Dead Lands lands on January 23rd, but get a taste now with the 11+ minute opening track “Visions from the Last Sunset” which they released earlier this week, along with a list they made for us of ten albums that influenced their work.
Grey Skies Fallen don’t get to tour much, but they have three upcoming local shows. As previously mentioned, they play a home-borough show with Tombs and Evoken on March 20. They open one of the two Swallow The Sun shows at the Kingsland in Brooklyn on April 27, and they play New England Stoner & Doom Fest in CT on May 17.
KRALLICE / THE FLYING LUTTENBACHERS / CHEPANG
Krallice may not tour too often, but New Yorkers should not take for granted that the hometown band are playing this weekend. It’s their first show in about two years, and the only one they currently have scheduled. It goes down Saturday at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn with their old (and back together) friends The Flying Luttenbachers, and the band just posted set times:
set time for tomorrow saturday jan 18th at st vitus:
8pm – Chepang
8:45pm – The Flying Luttenbachers
9:30pm – Krallice
unless the snow wins…
Don’t miss the special opening set by Chepang (who Decibel says put out the 17th best grindcore album of the decade) either. It will be a collaboration with Wreckless Life.
WARHORSE / YATRA / GREEN DRAGON
Maryland trio Yatra have dropped a new track from new album Blood of the Night (out 1/31 via STB Records), which finds them taking the trad-doom-meets-harsh-screams approach of their debut into sludgier, more muscular territory. The album’s release show happens in NYC on February 1st when Yatra will support the likeminded Warhorse at their first NYC since reuniting at Saint Vitus. Tickets for the BrooklynVegan-presented show are on sale. Green Dragon are also on the bill.
You can also catch Yatra in Harrisburg, PA on 1/24, in Philadelphia with Witching on 1/30, at the Shadow Frost fest in Maryland later in February (with Vastum and many more), and at New England Stoner and Doom Fest in May (on a lineup with Grey Skies Fallen).