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This Week In METAL (03/22/08)

by Black Bubblegum

DOWNLOAD: Integrity – Those Who Fear Tomorrow THE ALBUM (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Blacklisted – Live on WERS 2006 Live Show (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Converge – Live in Minneapolis, MN 9/21/05 Live Show (MP3)

Cursed, cold

Oh you silly Cursed! Why, oh why, do you have an such a crushing new album (III: Architects Of Troubled Sleep) and yet you spurn us Americans? I mean only Burlington, VT and Niagara Falls, NY? Are we not big enough fans? Did we not read your interviews in Decibel, Chart Attack, and Exclaim? Until we get an answer, look below for some Canadian dates, European dates, and every other goddamn place dates.

Thrash metal legends Testament have posted a new song, “More Than Meets The Eye” from their new album The Formation Of Damnation on their myspace. Make sure and check them out April 6th (tickets are still available) at BB Kings.

Dwid Hellion has announced a new Integrity album, “The Blackest Curse”, for Deathwish Inc this year, accompanied by a DVD film. Head over here for a FREE copy of their landmark album “Those Who Fear Tomorrow“! Integrity will hit the roads of Europe with Converge and Coliseum this summer.

Blacklisted – Canonized & Memory Layne @ Gilman 9/27/07

April Fools Day is a big one for Philly Hardcore Heroes Blacklisted: Their bad ass new album Heavier Than Heaven, Lonelier Than God (now streaming over at their myspace) finally sees the light of day and they’ve got a headlining show lined up at the Knitting Factory! They’ve got many other dates too…. starting March 21st in Anaheim, CA and concluding with a 2nd NYC date (June 8th) with Ceremony (who have announced a new LP for 2008, and have a few dates of their own) also at Knitting Factory. Tickets are on sale for both the Ceremony/Blacklisted show (with Life Long Tragedy and Sabretooth Zombie) as well as the headlining show (with Verse, The Carrier, Reclaim The Crown, and Probable Cause). Can’t make it out to either show? Check out a live show from WERS radio in 2006, as well as a Converge live show from 2005 all available for FREE here.

Get this? A new concept album called Jersey Shores. Innnnnteresting. Well, let’s up the ante shall we? Akimbo‘s new concept album Jersey Shores is about how “nature will fuck you up” with the underlying theme being “sharks, in particular, will totally fuck you up.” Um, sold. More details on Akimbo’s shark danger-tastic album include that it will be six songs and about 45 minutes, it was recorded during the same sessions as Navigating The Bronze and will be released on Neurot Recordings! Look for it later this year and look for Akimbo touring the Northwest this spring, some dates with denim demons Turbonegro.

Rosetta, Live 2007

Astronaut-metallers and creators of one of my favorite heavy albums of 2007 (The massive Wake/Lift), Rosetta have announced a mini east coast tour with rumblers Giant (who are chippin’ away at a new LP) AND the bellicose boys of Engineer leading up to their two-week tour of Australia. May 26th sees them at Death By Audio in Brooklyn with Tombs… That my friends, is one hell of a bill. Full East Coast and Australia Tour dates below.

Landmine Marathon, Live in Phoenix 2007The utterly ferocious Animosity have are hitting the road come April, including a night at Knitting Factory with Through The Eyes Of The Dead. Tour dates below.

Old School New York thrashers Overkill have announced premiered their video for “Skull & Bones” (with Randy Blythe of Lamb Of God on Vokills, viewable here), and a new tour with the mighty Toxic Holocaust, and promising newbies Warbringer. Tour dates below.

NEWS BLAST (Beats)
– Some amazing interviews around the interwebs this week… Crustcake crosses a language barrier with Atsuo of the mighty Boris during their recent stay in NYC. Metalkult got down with the one and only Blixa Bargeld of the legendary Einsturzende Neubauten. Deadtide.com sat down with Barney Greenway (Napalm Death)
Cable has reunited and added some shows in anticipation of the re-release of Variable Speed Drive. The boys are also working on new material for a possible future release. Check them out in NYC on June 28th at Ace of Clubs.
Coliseum‘s previously announced Europa date was part of a greater tour with Victims & Trash Talk. Dates are below, including shows with Tides and Misery Signals.
Mike Patton has written a soundtrack to a short film, “A Perfect Place”. The CD/DVD (of the film) is available now.
Behold… The Arctopus has announced some new dates including a few with David Pajo/Lords side-project Dead Child. Tour dates below.
– The “Young Vampires From New Hampshire” (as their new 7″ is called) AKA Transistor Transistor have announced a new album, Ruined Lives (look for it May 15th) as well as a few new dates for the NYC area… June 1 in Brooklyn and June 16th with Trap Them at Knitting Factory. No ticket info available yet, more dates at the bottom.
– The new Coldworker LP, Rotting Paradise will be released on May 13th on Relapse.
– Tour dates for the aformentioned The Ocean, Kylesa, Lair Of The Minotaur are below including dates with Intronaut and The Destro.
– Obituary is going on tour and playing BB King’s in NYC.

CURSED – 2008 TOUR DATES
March 14 Sarnia @ RCN Hall (1420 Lougar) w/Nailsplitter, CA13, Weakness, Our Father
March 15 Niagara Falls @ 4555 Queen St w/Our Father, SAW (AA)
March 16 Etobicoke @ Brickyard BBQ w/Vilipend, Titan, Strawman Fallacy ($8/AA)
March 22 Toronto @ Lee’s w/Career Suicide,50WattHead, Living Darkness (19+/$8)
March 23 Burlington @Pomona House w/Our Father, SAW, Eating Glass, Titan
March 28 Hamilton @ Casbah w/Taken (Reunion Show), VCM, HP, To The Lions
March 30 Toronto @ Sonic Boom (In-Store. Free w/NP Food Donation) 5PM
April 4 Ottawa @End Hits Records w/Riot Service. $10 8PM (407 Dalhousie)
April 4 Ottawa @End Hits Records – LATE SHOW w/Vatican Chainsaw Massacre
April 5 Montreal @ The BlackDot w/Black Ships, Barnburner, Kraken. $8
April 5 Montreal @ The BlackDot – LATE SHOW w/Bionic +1
April 6 Peterborough @ Underdog w/LivingDarkness, Eating Glass, Titan (9pm)
April 11 Windsor @ Coach & Horses w/Endless Blockade, XBrainiaX (19+)
April 12 London @ Wippet Lounge w/EndlessBlockade,Nailsplitter,Black Ships,Midwives
April 13 Kitchener @ Cory’s House w/Endless Blockade, Black Ships, Father’s Day, VCM
April 24 Tilburg/Netherlands @ 013
April 25 Brighton/UK @ The Engine Room
April 26 Newport/UK @ Le Pub
April 27 Durham (City)/UK @ Neville’s Cross WMC
April 28 Glasgow/UK @ Barfly
April 29 Leeds/UK @ Brudenell Social Club
April 30 Birmingham/UK @ The Factory Club
May 1 London/UK @ The Underworld
May 2 Caen/France @ L’Excuse
May 3 Lyon/France @ Warm Audio
May 4 Milan/Italy @ The Garage
May 5 Vienna/Austria @ Arena
May 6 Prague/Czech Republic @ 007
May 7 Nurnberg/Germany @ K4/Zentralcafe
May 8 Dornbirn/Austria @ Schlachthaus
May 9 Karlsruhe/Germany @ Jubez
May 10 Meerhout/Belgium @ Groezrock Festival
May 11 Groningen/Netherlands @ Vera
May 12 Hamburg/Germany @ Hafenklang
May 13 Gothenburg/Sweden @ Sticky Fingers
May 14 Oslo/Norway @ Garage
May 15 Stockholm/Sweden @ Debaser Slussen
May 16 Malmo/Sweden @ Debaser
May 17 Berlin/Germany @ Cassiopeia
May 18 Mulheim/Germany @ AZ
May 19 Amsterdam/Netherlands @ Bitterzoet

TESTAMENT – 2008 TOUR DATES
03/29/08 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
03/30/08 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
04/05/08 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
04/06/08 New York, NY – BB Kings
04/10/08 San Juan Capistrano, CA – The Coach House
04/11/08 Las Vegas, NV – The Canyon Club
04/12/08 Hollywood, CA – The Key Club
04/13/08 Hollywood, CA – The Key Club
05/01/08 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
05/02/08 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s Downunder
05/03/08 Mokena, IL – The Pearl Room / Chicago Powerfest
05/15/08 Victoria, Canada – Sugar Nightclub
05/16/08 Vancouver, B.C. – Richard’s on Richard’s
05/17/08 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
06/05/08 Solvesborg, Sweden – Sweden Rock Festival
06/06/08 Tampere, Finland – Sauna Open Air Fest
06/07/08 Athens, Greece – Gagarin 205
06/08/08 Thessaloniki, Greece – Hydrogios
06/20/08 Clisson, France – Hellfest
06/21/08 Istanbul, Turkey – Festival Valley
06/25/08 Barcelona, Spain – Apolo
06/26/08 Bergara, Spain – Jam
06/27/08 Dessel, Belgium – Graspop Festival
06/28/08 Bologna, Italy – Gods of Metal
06/29/08 Szczytno, Poland – Hunterfest
09/19/08 Seoul, Korea – SFA

BLACKLISTED – 2008 TOUR DATES
Mar 21 Chain Reaction Anaheim, California
Mar 22 Reggie’s Rock Club Chicago, Illinois
Mar 23 First Unitarian Church Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Mar 28 Alley Katz Richmond, Virginia
Mar 31 Ottobar Baltimore, Maryland
Apr 1 The Knitting Factory New York, New York
Apr 2 Bobby Allen’s Waterbury, Connecticut
Apr 3 Four Seasons South Paris, Maine
Apr 4 Welfare Records Haverhill, Massachusetts
Apr 5 Club Polski Syracuse, New York
Apr 6 Brothel Cleveland, Ohio
Apr 7 Static Age Romeo, Michigan
Apr 8 Launching Pad Muncie, Indiana
Apr 9 Meeting House Peoria, Illinois
Apr 10 Higher Ground Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Apr 11 NELC Minneapolis, Minnesota
Apr 12 Red Raven Fargo, North Dakota
Apr 13 American Legion Hall 1 Omaha, Nebraska
Apr 14 Rock and Roll Grill Denver, Colorado
Apr 15 The Venue Boise, Idaho
Apr 16 Viaduct Tacoma, Washington
Apr 17 Backspace Portland, Oregon
Apr 18 Orangevale VFW Hall Orangevale, California
Apr 19 Chain Reaction Anaheim, California
Apr 20 924 Gilman St. Berkeley, California
Apr 21 American Legion Hall Newhall, California
Apr 22 One Place Phoenix, Arizona
Apr 23 Crossing San Antonio, Texas
Apr 24 Red Blood Club Dallas, Texas
Apr 25 Monolith Tulsa, Oklahoma
Apr 26 Guilt Down Music Jonesboro, Arkansas
Apr 27 Cave 9 Birmingham, Alabama
Apr 28 The Muse Nashville, Tennessee
Apr 29 Treehouse Atlanta, Georgia
Apr 30 American Legion Post 33 Pensacola, Florida
May 1 Backbooth Orlando, Florida
May 2 Klein Dance Center Lake Worth, Florida
May 3 Fuel Jacksonville, Florida
May 4 Oasis Charleston, South Carolina
May 5 Hideaway Johnson City, Tennessee
May 6 Yesterdays Wheeling, West Virginia
May 7 Roboto Project Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
May 8 Valentines Albany, New York
May 9 Club Hell Providence, Rhode Island
May 10 Manville Elks Manville, NJ, New Jersey
May 11 Championship Lemoyne, Pennsylvania
May 30 Fuel Jacksonville, Florida
May 31 Klein Dance Center Lake Worth, Florida
Jun 1 Backbooth Orlando, Florida
Jun 8 Knitting Factory New York, New York AKIMBO – 2008 TOUR DATES
Apr 12 THE COMET w/ THE KING BROTHERS (from japan) SEATTLE, Washington
Apr 21 EL CORAZON – w/ TURBONEGRO SEATTLE, Washington
Apr 22 COMMODORE BALLROOM – w/ TURBONEGRO VANCOUVER, British Columbia
Apr 23 HAWTHORNE THEATER – w/ TURBONEGRO PORTLAND, Oregon
Apr 24 GREAT AMERICAN MUSIC HALL – w/ TURBONEGRO SAN FRANCISCO, California
Apr 25 THE CATALYST – w/ TURBONEGRO SANTA CRUZ, California
Apr 26 WAREHOUSE – w/ Triclops + The Pigs OAKLAND, California
Apr 27 THE ALIBI ARCATA, California
Apr 28 EAST END PORTLAND, Oregon
Apr 29 WILD BUFFALO – w/ Cicadas BELLINGHAM, Washington

ROSETTA – 2008 TOUR DATES May 11 The Khyber Philadelphia
May 23 The Talking Head Club Baltimore, Maryland*
May 24 TBA Richmond, Virginia*
May 25 TBA Jersey City, New Jersey*
May 26 Death By Audio Brooklyn, NY**
May 29 Siren Records Doylestown, Pennsylvania*
May 30 Serenity Torrington, Connecticut*
May 31 TBA Burlington, Vermont*
Jun 1 TBA Providence, Rhode Island*
Jun 18 Rosies Brisbane, AUSTRALIA
Jun 19 The Shark Bar Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA
Jun 20 The Cambridge Hotel, New Castle, AUSTRALIA
Jun 21 Herman’s Bar Sydney, AUSTRALIA
Jun 22 The Oxford Tavern Woolongong, AUSTRALIA
Jun 24 The ANU Bar Canberra, AUSTRALIA
Jun 26 The Enigma Bar Adelaide, AUSTRALIA
Jun 27 The Arthouse Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
Jun 28 TBA Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

* With Giant, Engineer
** With Giant, Engineer, Tombs

CEREMONY – 2008 TOUR DATES
5/21 418 Project – Santa Cruz, CA *
5/22 Balazo Gallery – San Francisco, CA*
5/23 Satyricon – Portland, OR*
5/24 Rain Fest – Seattle, WA**
5/25 Rain Fest – Seattle, WA***
5/26 The Venue – Boise, ID
5/27 The Underground – Denver, CO
5/28 The Anchor – Kansas City, MO
5/29 The NELC – Minneapolis, MN
5/30 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
5/31 Static Age – Romeo, MI
6/1 Studio BLR – Toronto, ON
6/2 Black Dot -Montreal, QC
6/3 TGIF – Long Island, NY
6/4 London Billiards (Club Oasis) – Worchester, MA
6/5 The Church – Philadelphia, PA
6/7 Elk’s – Boston, MA
6/8 The Knitting Factory – New York, New York @ Blacklisted
6/9 Charm City Art Space – Baltimore, MD
6/10 TBA – Richmond, VA
6/11 Fuel Coffehouse – Jacksonville, FL
6/12 Klein Dance Studio – Miami, FL
6/13 Transitions Art Gallery – Tampa, FL
6/14 The Treehouse – Atlanta, GA
6/15 Cave 9 – Birmingham, AL
6/16 The Muse – Nashville, TN
6/17 Club 1123 – Evansville, IN
6/18 2 Cents Plain – St/ Louis, MO
6/19 The Factory – Oklahoma City, OK
6/20 Red Blood Club – Dallas, TX
6/21 Casa Showle – Houston, TX
6/22 Emo’s – Austin, TX
6/23 TBA – Prescott, AZ
6/24 TBA – Socal, CA
6/25 TBA – Socal, CA
6/26 Legion Hall – Newhall, CA
6/27 TBA – North Bay, CA

*with Paint It Black
** with Paint It Black, PRF, Cower
*** with Paint It Black, Hell of More
@ with Blacklisted

TRANSISTOR TRANSISTOR – 2008 TOUR DATES
May 30 Rockos, Manchester, NH
May 31 TBA, CT
Jun 1 TBA, New York, NY
Jun 16 Knitting Factory New York, NY
Jun 17 TBA Syracuse, NY
Jun 18 TBA TBA, OH
Jun 19 TBA TBA, WI
Jun 20 Dudefest! Indianapolis, IN
Jun 21 TBA Pittsburgh, PA
Jun 22 TBA Washington, DC
Jun 23 TBA Philadelphia, PA
Jun 25 TBA Dover, NH

BEHOLD… THE ARCTOPUS – 2008 TOUR DATES
April 23 – New York, NY @ T.B.A.
April 24 – New Haven, CT @ Cherry Street Station w/ Dead Child
April 26 – Kingston, NY @ The Polish Club w/ Dead Child, Casket Architects
April 27 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott w/ Dead Child, Captain Cuthroat, Irepress

CABLE – 2008 TOUR DATES
Jun 26 Cherry Street Station Wallingford, Connecticut
Jun 27 Siren Records (in-store) Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Jun 28 Ace Of Clubs New York City, New York

OVERKILL, TOXIC HOLOCAUST, WARBRINGER – 2008 TOUR DATES
9/25 Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
9/26 San Antonio, TX @ Scout Bar
9/27 Dallas, TX @ Ridglea Theater
9/28 Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory
9/29 Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s
9/30 Phoenix, AZ @ The Brickhouse
10/1 West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club
10/2 San Marcos, CA @ Jumping Turtle
10/3 Mexicali, MX @ El Jardin
10/4 Orangevale, CA @ Boardwalk
10/5 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
10/6 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
10/7 Spokane, WA @ Big Easy
10/9 Maplewood, MN @ The Rock
10/10 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
10/11 Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room
10/12 Cleveland, OH @ Peabodys
10/13 Toronto, ON @ El Mocambo
10/14 Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
10/15 Rochester, NY @ Penny Arcade
10/16 Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
10/17 West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
10/18 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

COLISEUM, VICTIMS, TRASH TALK – 2008 TOUR DATES
May 4 – Brooklyn, NY @ Europa w/ Tombs, Attake
May 5 – Providence, RI @ Club Hell w/ Tides
May 6 – Allston, MA @ Great Scotts w/ Blacktail
May 7 – Montreal, QC @ Lambi
May 8 – Ottawa, ON @ Maverick’s w/ Metz
May 9 – Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee’s
May 10 – London, ON @ Call The Office w/ Midwives
May 11 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s w/ Misery Signals, Evergreen Terrace
May 12 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
May 13 – Chicago, IL @ Reggies
May 14 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Borg Ward
May 15 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
May 17 – Evansville, IN @ 1123 w/ Hollywood Hangrenade
May 18 – Louisville, KY @ The Rudyard Kipling

ANIMOSITY, FIRST BLOOD, FOR THE FALLEN DREAMS – 2008 TOUR DATES
4/7 Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
4/8 San Francisco, CA @ TBA
4/9 Santa Cruz, CA @ 418 Project
4/10 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
4/11 Fresno, CA @ The Exit
4/12 Palmdale, CA @ Palmdale Vets Hall
4/13 San Diego, CA @ Soma
4/15 El Paso, TX @ Chic’s Bar and Billards
4/16 Odessa, TX @ Dos Amigos
4/17 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
4/18 Houston, TX @ Java Jazz
4/19 Lewisville, TX @ Fat Daddy’s Sound Shack
4/20 Metairie, LA @ The High Ground*
4/21 Jacksonville, FL @ Thee Imperial*
4/22 Wilmington, NC @ Lucky’s Pub*
4/23 Fredericksburg, VA @ KC’s Music Alley*
4/24 New York, NY @ Knitting Factory*
4/25 Lemoyne, PA @ Champion Ship*
4/26 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (NE MetalFest)*
4/27 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church*
4/29 Toronto, ON @ Reverb**
4/30 Montreal, QC @ Club Lambi**
5/1 TBA**
5/2 Warren, MI @ The Ritz**
5/3 Cleveland, OH @ TBA**
5/4 Elgin, IL @ Savage Events Center**
5/5 Milwaukee, WI @ TBA**
5/6 St. Louis, MO @ 2 Cents Plain**
5/7 Joplin, MO @ The Foundry**
5/8 Witchita, KS @ Eagles Lodge**
5/9 Denver, CO @ TBA**
5/10 Utah @ TBA**
5/11 Boise, ID @ The Venue**
5/12 Spokane, WA @ TBA**
5/13 Seattle, WA @ TBA**
5/14 Portland, OR @ TBA**

* w/ Through The Eyes Of The Dead
**w/ Embrace The End

THE OCEAN, LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR – 2008 US TOUR DATES
05/21 Toronto, ON Wreck Room w/ Catamenia
05/22 St Catharines, ON L3 Nightclub
05/23 Montreal, QC Lambi
05/24 Boston, MA Church Of Boston*
05/25 Wallingford, CT Cherry Street Station*
05/26 New York, NY Knitting Factory*
05/27 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s*
05/28 Chicago, IL Reggie’s Rock Club*
05/29 Covington, KY Mad Hatter*
05/30 Charlotte, NC Tremont Music Hall*
05/31 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade*
06/01 Orlando, FL Back Booth**
06/02 Tampa, FL Brass Mug**
06/03 Tallahassee, FL The Beta Bar**
06/04 Metairie, LA The High Ground**
06/05 Houston, TX TBA***
06/06 Austin, TX Red 7***
06/07 Denton, TX Rubber Gloves***
06/08 San Antonio, TX Rock Bottom***
06/10 El Paso, TX Chic’s
06/11 Farmington, NM Gator’s
06/12 Tempe, AZ Clubhouse@
06/13 Fresno, CA Audie’s Olympic@
06/14 San Francisco, CA Annie’s Social Club@
06/15 San Marcos, CA Jumping Turtle@
06/16 San Luis Obispo, CA Downtown Brew@
06/17 Hollywood, CA Knitting Factory@

* Co-headlining with Kylesa, also Withered
** Co-headlining with Kylesa
*** with The Destro
@ with Intronaut

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