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by Ian Chainey

Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats

English chemical experimenters and horror flick adorers Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats will be heading west for their first North American tour. The band recently played Maryland Deathfest, but will step foot back in the States and Canada for a full slate of dates. The tour begins on September 24 in Philadelphia and ends October 11 in Los Angeles. On September 26, Uncle Acid drops into New York City's Bowery Ballroom. Support on the tour comes from Danava who haven't been around these parts in a few years. Tickets for the NYC show go on sale Friday, June 27 at noon.

The Cambridge doomers released their third full-length, Mind Control, in 2013 and followed it with the single "Mind Crawler" that was backed by a Charles Manson cover. In addition to the forthcoming tour, the band will be playing a host of festival dates, including Jalometalli 2014 in Finland which is headlined by another soon-to-be-Stateside-traveler, King Diamond.

All of the dates along with the video for "Mind Crawler" and a live Danava video, below...

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Black Sabbath at PNC Bank Arts Center in August (more by Greg Cristman)
Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath, who are currently reunited with Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, and Geezer Butler all in tow (no Bill Ward though), have a new album out, and went on a tour over the summer which brought them to Connecticut, New Jersey, and other places. It felt a little strange that they omitted NYC, but they've now announced another tour for 2014 which kicks off at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on March 31! Tickets for the Barclays Center show go on sale Friday, November 22 at 10 AM. No openers announced yet, but Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats are opening their November/December European tour. All dates are listed below.

Sabbath are also documenting their 2013 tour with a new live DVD/CD Black Sabbath: Live...Gathered in Their Masses, which will be out on November 26 via Vertigo/Republic. Check out the tracklist below and more info, including different combo pack options, here. Ozzy and Geezer discussed the album at the Grammy Museum last week (11/6), you can watch a video of that conversation here.

In related news, Tony Iommi is receiving a degree honor from Coventry University. Reports BBC:

The founder member of the Birmingham heavy metal band will be awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Arts by Coventry University on 19 November.

Iommi will be heading straight from the graduation ceremony at Coventry Cathedral to join Black Sabbath in Helsinki for the start of their latest European tour.

He has sold more than 80 million records worldwide during his career.

Iommi said was "a great honour" to receive the doctorate.

He added: "I'd like to thank everyone at Coventry University for my nomination and look forward to meeting them at the ceremony."

And in more related news, don't give Bill Ward a copy of Sabbath's new album. "I haven't heard anything off that album at all," Bill told Rock Cellar Magazine. "And to be quite honest, I don't care to either. It's too painful. If I want to rip my guts out, I'll put it on."

All dates are listed, along with the DVD/CD tracklist and a recent live video, below...

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by Doug Moore

Maryland Deathfest

Okay, this shit is just getting ridiculous. Maryland Deathfest just announced their fourth round of bands, and there are some doozies. Here are the new additions:

CANCER (UK) - Exclusive US show and first time in the US since 1993.

SACRIFICE (Canada) - Exclusive US show and first time in the US since 1992.

NOCTURNUS A.D. - Playing "The Key" album in its entirety.


DEATH TOLL 80K (Finland)

For those unfamiliar with "Nocturnus A.D.", Nocturnus was one of the first death metal bands to use keyboards; their debut LP, The Key, was a minor death metal classic and quite a controversial album when it came out in 1990. Drummer/vocalist Mike Browning (also a former early-days member of Morbid Angel) has been trolling the MDF Facebook page for the past few weeks and repeatedly offering to play the festival, and the organizers apparently caved. So basically, this is a godsend for death metal nerds.

Stream some Nocturnus and Cancer below; check out the MDF lineup to date while you listen.

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by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Bloodlust art

Very few records make an immediate impression like Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats's latest offering Blood Lust. The EP, which surfaced in 2011 on the self-released tip, has been given a proper reissue and is out now via Metal Blade. Stream it in full below. Rarely does a band seamlessly meld prog, garage, psychedelia and metal with such an excellent pop sensibility.

The identities of Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats remain mysterious, but what is known is that the band will drop a new LP via Metal Blade in the new year. Until then, enjoy a few videos and a stream of that excellent EP below. So far, Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats dates are limited to the EU, including one at Roadburn 2013 as part of the Jus Osborn curated day.

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