Metal tours announced: Deathgrave, The Well, M.O.D., En Minor, Mercyful Fate, more
DEATHGRAVE / SKULLSHITTER
California deathgrinders Deathgrave released their debut album So Real, It's Now last year on Tankcrimes, and they're now gearing up for an East Coast tour with New York grinders Skullshitter. The tour begins in Skullshitter's hometown on 8/15 at Brooklyn Bazaar with Oldest also on the bill, and then hits Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and Philly. All dates here.
Austin heavy psych trio The Well have announced a tour in support of this year's Death and Consolation (out now on RidingEasy Records). Philly's Heavy Temple are joining for the Brooklyn (10/23 at Saint Vitus) and Philly (10/24 at Barbary) shows, and there are also several other dates in Austin, Chicago, Detroit, Toronto, Montreal, Baltimore, Richmond, Raleigh, Atlanta, Gainesville, and more, before The Well play hometown festival Levitation. All dates here.
NYC crossover thrash vets M.O.D. have a bunch of tour dates coming up this year in both the US and Europe, including hometown-area shows at Brooklyn's Saint Vitus on 11/22 and Clifton, NJ's Dingbatz on 11/23. All dates here.
JUDGE / CRO-MAGS JM
NYHC legends Judge recently announced an Asbury Park show, and now they've also added West Coast dates with fellow NYHC vets Cro-Mags JM (John Joseph and Mackie's band), which go on sale this Friday (8/2). All dates and ticket links here. The 30th anniversary of their classic album Bringin' It Down will also be celebrated on Friday as part of the New York graffiti exhibition Beyond The Streets, and Walter Schreifels (Gorilla Biscuits, Quicksand, Rival Schools, etc) is making a special guest appearance at that event. Sold out. Cro-Mags JM are also about to wrap up a tour with Clutch and Killswitch Engage and they have two NYC shows with Madball in September.
AGNOSTIC FRONT / SLAPSHOT
NYHC vets Agnostic Front already announced one leg of Victim In Pain 35th anniversary dates with Prong including an Asbury Lanes show, and they've now announced another leg with support from Boston's Slapshot that hits Richmond, Raleigh, Nashville, Atlanta, Gainesville, and more. All dates here. Agnostic Front are also playing the second annual NYC edition of Thrasher/Vans Death Match but details on that are still TBA.
Frontman King Diamond revealed that the legendary Mercyful Fate will come out of hibernation for their first shows in 20+ years in 2020. They're playing hometown festival Copenhell, and "an unspecified number of concerts throughout Europe during the summer of 2020." Fingers crossed for US shows too!
Former Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo explores influences like Swans and Nick Cave with his new gothic folk-tinged project En Minor, who will make their live debut in New Orleans on 8/14 and play Psycho Las Vegas two days later. More info here.
CRYPT SERMON / etc
Crypt Sermon are playing shows supporting their upcoming album, including one in NYC which is a joint release show for Peter Beste's new metal photo book and also features headliners Visigoth and opening sets from Magic Circle and Sanhedrin.
CHON / BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME
Proggy math rockers CHON and long-running prog-metallers BTBAM will hit the road together for a co-headlining tour this fall.
Rising math/sasscore band SeeYouSpaceCowboy announced their new album and have lots of tour dates coming up, including some headlining shows in the tristate area and a lengthy tour opening for Knocked Loose.
Industrial rap newcomers Ho99o9 have added an intimate, one-off date at Brooklyn's Saint Vitus on 8/4 with Hoddy the Young Jedi and The Death Set, and it's the latter's first NYC show in five years. This happens while Ho99o9 open for Korn and Alice in Chains' co-headlining tour.
PLANNING FOR BURIAL / DROWSE
Gloomy one-man metal band Planning For Burial and dark shoegazy bedroom pop act Drowse are hitting the road together in late summer for a short that tour that hits Toronto, Rochester, Pittsburgh, and Philly before ending at NYC's Brooklyn Bazaar Basement on 9/3. That's a very cool pairing, and all dates for the tour are here.
Gospel were only around for a few years in the mid-2000s, but that was enough time to write one of the most seminal screamo records of the 21st century. They're reuniting for a Brooklyn show...and let's hope more.
Oregon hardcore band Cliterati have so far released two powerful singles off their upcoming album Ugly Truths, Beautiful Lies, and they've also got a tour starting in Denver this weekend and hitting the Northeast in mid-August.
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