Metal tours announced: Frozen Soul, Daylight Dies, Outer Heaven, Black Tusk, Roadburn additions, 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…
ROADBURN 2020 ADDITIONS
More additions were recently announced for Roadburn 2020, including Alcest, who were the one band that both curators (Emma Ruth Rundle and Perturbator’s James Kent) picked. Their set will focus on this year’s Spiritual Instinct and their last album Kodama. Also added: Inter Arma (whose bassist just told us his favorite albums of 2019), 40 Watt Sun/Patrick Walker performing The Inside Room, Helms Alee, FACS, Algiers, Richard Dawson, Okkultokrati, Dynfari, Bad Breeding, White Ward, Dommengang, Kungens Män, Darsombra, and TAU and The Drones of Praise. Four-day tickets are still available, and single-day tickets go on sale Tuesday (12/10) at noon Eastern.
SHADOW WOODS METAL FEST 2020
Shadow Woods Metal Fest returns August 28-30 to White Hall, Maryland’s Camp Hidden Valley, and far two great bands have been announced: Panopticon and Falls of Rauros. Tickets are on sale. Stay tuned for more announcements.
NORTHWEST TERROR FEST 2020 ADDITIONS
More bands were added to Seattle’s Northwest Terror Fest (May 30-June 1), including Cloak, Visigoth, Cartilage, Ringworm, GosT (who recently announced many other tour dates), and Racetraitor, who join previously announced bands Repulsion, Mizmor, and Obsequiae. Early bird tickets are sold out, but all ticket options go on sale January 3.
FIRE IN THE MOUNTAINS 2020 ADDITIONS
More bands were added to the 2020 edition of Wyoming’s Fire In The Mountains festival, which Enslaved are headlining and curating. Additions include a special collaborative set between Bell Witch and Aerial Ruin (aka Erik Moggridge who is basically Bell Witch’s third member and is on their albums), plus Haunter (who Stereogum’s metal column just said put out the best album of 2019) and Eternal Champion. Stay tuned for more.
ETERNAL CHAMPION / TOMB MOLD IN BROOKLYN THIS WEEKEND
Meanwhile, Eternal Champion play Hospital Fest at Brooklyn’s Market Hotel on Saturday (12/7), the same fest Tomb Mold are playing Planetary Clairvoyance in full at. Tickets are still available, and there’s a discount code if you’re interested in a full day fest pass.
North Carolina death-doom vets Daylight Dies seem to be an active band again, and are about to play their first shows in eight years at two very cool looking Europe festivals this weekend. Actually, they played their first one already today at Madrid Is The Dark, and Alcest are probably playing their headlining set as I type this. (Day two of this fest has Paradise Lost, The Gathering, In the Woods…, Esoteric, and more.) On Saturday (12/7), Daylight Dies play Lisbon’s Under the Doom festival, which is also headlined by Alcest, and which also includes Saor and others. Under the Doom wraps up the following day, also with Paradise Lost headlining. Hopefully Daylight Dies play their home country soon too! They recently wrote on Facebook, that “as soon as there’s any significant update on new music or shows, we’ll let you know.” Very promising.
FROZEN SOUL / STEEL BEARING HAND
Frozen Soul hail from Fort Worth, Texas, and they’ve been picking up buzz for their filthy, raw, old school death metal-inspired Encased In Ice EP, and playing with lots of great bands in their home state (like Necrot/Blood Incantation, Exhumed/Gatecreeper/Necrot/Judiciary, Creeping Death, and more). They’ve got home state shows tonight (12/6) with Imprecation and Malignant and next Friday (12/13) with Noisem, and in 2020 they’ll team up with Dallas death-trashers Steel Bearing Hand for the ‘Frozen Steel Tour.’ Some dates have support from Mutilatred and others from Vomit Forth, who like Frozen Soul are signed to Maggot Stomp. The Brooklyn show is January 5 at Saint Vitus. All dates here.
TAKE OFFENSE / HIGHER POWER / DRAIN / LIFE’S QUESTION
Take Offense and Higher Power both find new, interesting ways to toy with the classic hardcore formula, and Take Offense recently released the very solid Keep An Eye Out on Pure Noise while Higher Power will release the anticipated 27 Miles Underwater on January 24 via Roadrunner. They’ll support these two albums a West Coast US tour together that surrounds the release of the Higher Power LP. Drain and Life’s Question are opening. All dates here.
Pennsylvania death metallers Outer Heaven, who released their great debut LP Realms of Eternal Decay on Relapse last year, have announced their first show of 2020 and it happens at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus on February 22 with Scorched, Replicant, and Oxalate. It’s their only currently announced date at the moment, but we’ll let you know if that changes. Tickets are on sale.
BLACK TUSK / ALL HELL
Two bands who blur the lines between punk and metal, Black Tusk and All Hell, will hit the road together in 2020. They’re playing Atlanta, Little Rock, Austin, Houston, New Orleans, Orlando, Miami, Tampa, and more. All dates here.
FAITH NO MORE
Faith No More are playing their first shows in five years in 2020, and they continue to gradually add dates. After announcing a few Europe festivals, they added UK headline dates (including a second London show added after the initial UK announcement). All are listed here.
KAYO DOT / PSALM ZERO
NYC experimental/metal/more band Kayo Dot have announced a 2020 tour supporting this year’s Blasphemy and they’ll be joined by fellow NYC experimental/metal/more band Psalm Zero, who will be supporting their upcoming album Sparta, which features members of Kayo Dot and Lingua Ignota. That great double bill ends with a show in their shared hometown on 3/22 at Mercury Lounge. All dates here.
ROTTING CHRIST / BORKNAGAR / WOLFHEART / ABIGAIL WILLIAMs / IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT
It was recently revealed that the 2020 Devastation on the Nation tour would feature Rotting Christ, Borknagar, Wolfheart, Abigail Williams, and Imperial Triumphant, and now all dates, cities, and venues (including Saint Vitus in Brooklyn) are announced and on sale.
MAYHEM / ABBATH / GATECREEPER / IDLE HANDS
The lineup for the 2020 Decibel Magazine Tour is now complete and includes new additions Gatecreeper and Idle Hands.
BLOODBATH / NECROT
Swedish death metal supergroup Bloodbath (members of Opeth, Katatonia, and Paradise Lost) recently announced that they’d be making a rare U.S. appearance at Maryland Deathfest 2020, and now they scheduled a string of North American headlining dates with Necrot happening right after.
MÖTLEY CRÜE / DEF LEPPARD / POISON / JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS
It’s official. Mötley Crüe are reforming for a 2020 stadium tour with Def Leppard and Poison, and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts are also coming along for the ride.
VADER / ABYSMAL DAWN
Polish death metal vets Vader will celebrate the 25th anniversary of ‘De Profundis,’ the 20th anniversary of ‘Litany’ and the 15th anniversary of ‘The Art Is War’ on a North American tour next year.
In addition to playing the Metallica-headlined Epicenter and Sonic Temple festivals in 2020, ’90s-style industrial revivalists 3TEETH will do a co-headlining tour with Carnifex tour in 2020, in continued support of this year’s METAWAR. The Browning and Skold are opening. All dates (including NYC’s Gramercy Theatre on 4/2) here.
NYHC legends Gorilla Biscuits have added a 2020 Long Island date to their upcoming tour, with support from Kill Your Idols, Have Heart/Basement offshoot Fiddlehead, and LIHC up and comers Rule Them All.
AMERICAN NIGHTMARE / CEREMONY
Shapeshifting punks Ceremony will be opening American Nightmare’s 20th anniversary tour next year. All dates here.
London dream-folk singer A.A. Williams, who put out her self-titled debut EP on Holy Roar earlier this year and a collaborative song with MONO this past weekend, has a bunch of touring plans. She’s playing one of MONO’s 20th anniversary shows in London this month, which falls in the midst of her Europe tour with Cult of Luna and Brutus. In 2020, she’ll play her debut headline show, and she also is opening Sisters of Mercy’s tour and Nordic Giants’ tour.
THE MOUNTAIN GOATS
John Darnielle does not play metal, but he does love the genre. Check out his just-released list of his favorite albums of 2019, along with a list of the handful of dates he has announced already for 2020.