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upcoming heavy shows in NYC: The Ocean/Intronaut, Abbath, Between the Buried & Me, Iron Reagan, Pyrrhon, and more

photo: Pyrrhon at Saint Vitus in 2014 (more by Greg Cristman)
Pyrrhon

As always, there’s a ton of metal, hardcore, and more heavy music happening in NYC. We don’t get a chance to post about all of it, so here’s a roundup of some recently announced stuff we haven’t tackled yet:

German prog-metal band The Ocean are coming over the US for some shows with prog-doom band Intronaut, and North. This will include a stop at The Marlin Room at Webster Hall on March 29. Tickets for that go on sale Friday (1/8) at 10 AM. The Ocean recently released the song “The Quiet Observer” on a split with Mono, which you can stream below, alongside tour dates.

Last time Intronaut was in NYC they were on tour with prog-death heavyweights Between the Buried and Me, who have a tour coming up with August Burns Red, The Faceless and Good Tiger. That tour opens and closes in the NYC area. It kicks off in NJ at Starland Ballroom on March 4 and winds up at Webster Hall on April 17. Tickets for NJ and NYC go on sale Friday at 10 AM, with a venue presale for Webster starting today (1/7) at 10 AM (password = live). All dates are listed below.

And if you’re really a prog-metal nerd, perhaps you’d like to know that Dream Theater play Radio City on April 23 (tickets).

This weekend, local tech-death monsters Pyrrhon are playing a show at Palisades on Sunday (1/10) with Vomit Fist, Cadaveric Spasm and Replicant (tickets).

More local technical monsters will join forces when Dysrhythmia (which involves Colin Marston of Krallice and Gorguts), Artificial Brain and Zvi (Ron Varod of Kayo Dot) hit the Acheron on February 26 (tickets).

Also at The Acheron, classic San Diego hardcore band Battalion of Saints have a show coming up with Phobia and Nomads on March 15 (tickets).

Abbath (who now have a very different lineup) just put out another new track called “Ashes of the Damned,” and of course are headlining the huge Decibel tour with High On Fire, Skeletonwitch and Tribulation that stops in at Webster Hall on April 12 (tickets). Stream that below.

photo: Iron Reagan at Gramercy Theatre in 2015 (more by Mathieu Bredeau)
Iron Reagan

We already mentioned that Poison Idea show at the Acheron on February 14 with Child Bite and Chud, but now that show also features the killer crossover thrash revivalists Iron Reagan (tickets). Poison Idea’s Long Island show initially had Iron Reagan billed too, but they’ll instead be joined by fellow hardcore legends Sheer Terror at that show (tickets). Sheer Terror have other shows too.

Now for some reminders. There’s always amazing metal coming up at Saint Vitus, like Russian Circles/Wildhoney/Cloakroom, Zevious, 1349/Tombs/Full of Hell, Horrendous, Whiplash/Blood Feast/Magus Beast/Anvil Bitch, Tengger Cavalry, Rivers of Nihil Krallice/Yellow Eyes/Acme String Trio, Meek is Murder, Coffins/Noisem/Ilsa, Bell Witch/Wrekmeister Harmonies, Black Tusk/Holy Grail/Blackest, Taake/Young and In the Way/Vattnet Viskar/Trenchgrinder, Bongzilla/Black Cobra/Lo-Pan, and Bloodiest.

More? Sure. You’ve got Venom Inc./Necrophagia, Abigail Williams/Fleshgod Apocalypse, Melvins/Napalm Death/Melt Banana, Cannibal Corpse/Obituary/Cryptopsy/Abysmal Dawn, Voivod/Vektor/Eight Bells, Megadeth/Suicidal Tendencies/Children of Bodom/Havok, Black Sabbath, Slayer/Testament/Carcass, AC/DC, Iron Maiden, and Nile.

For even more, browse our ‘Metal’ section, and see what’s up over at Invisible Oranges, like our new Lemmy obituary and Tribulation interview. And don’t forget to check out the Best Metal of 2015.

Happy headbanging. Did we miss anything?

Intronaut/The Ocean/North — 2016 Tour Dates
03/15 Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy
03/16 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
03/17 Mesa, AZ – Nile Underground
03/18 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
03/19 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theatre
03/20 Lawrence, KS – Aftershock
03/21 Ft Worth, TX – Tomcats
03/22 Austin, TX – Dirty Dog
03/23 Houston, TX – Walters
03/24 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
03/25 Tampa, FL – Orpheum
03/26 Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall
03/27 Charlotte, NC – Rabbit Hole
03/28 Washington DC – Rock And Roll Hotel
03/29 New York, NY – Marlin Room at Webster Hall
03/30 Boston, MA – Middle East
03/31 Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz
04/01 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
04/02 Detroit, MI – Loving Touch
04/03 Chicago, IL – Reggies Rock Club
04/04 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
04/05 Winnipeg, MB – Goodwill
04/06 Regina, SK – Exchange
04/07 Edmonton, AB – Skylite
04/08 Calgary, AB – Dickens
04/09 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
04/11 Seattle, WA – Crocodile
04/12 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
04/13 San Francisco, CA – Bottom Of The Hill

Between the Buried and Me/August Burns Red/The Faceless/Good Tiger — 2016 Tour Dates
3/04/2016 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
3/05/2016 The National – Richmond, VA
3/07/2016 Revolution – Ft Lauderdale, FL
3/08/2016 Jannus Landing – Tampa, FL
3/09/2016 Iron City – Birmingham, AL
3/10/2016 Soul Kitchen – Mobile, AL
3/11/2016 Minglewood Theater – Memphis, TN
3/12/2016 Pageant – St. Louis, MO
3/14/2016 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
3/15/2016 Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
3/16/2016 Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas, NV
3/17/2016 Rialto – Tucson, AZ
3/18/2016 House Of Blues – San Diego, CA
3/19/2016 Self Help Festival | NOS Event Center – San Bernardino, CA
3/21/2016 Regency – San Francisco, CA
3/22/2016 Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA
3/23/2016 Roseland – Portland, OR
3/24/2016 Showbox SoDo – Seattle, WA
3/25/2016 Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA
3/26/2016 Vogue – Vancouver, BC
3/28/2016 Union Hall – Edmonton, AB
3/29/2016 MacEwan Hall – Calgary, AB
3/30/2016 O’Brians Event Centre – Saskatoon, SK
4/01/2016 Garrick – Winnipeg, MB
4/02/2016 Skyway Theatre – Minneapolis, MN
4/03/2016 Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA
4/05/2016 Emo’s – Austin, TX
4/06/2016 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
4/07/2016 Limelight Eventplex – Peoria, IL
4/08/2016 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
4/09/2016 Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
4/10/2016 Guelph Concert Theatre – Guelph, ON
4/12/2016 Imperial – Quebec City, QC
4/13/2016 State Theatre – Portland, ME
4/14/2016 Lupos – Providence, RI
4/15/2016 Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA
4/16/2016 Upstate Concert Hall – Albany, NY
4/17/2016 Webster Hall – New York, NY

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