Metal tours announced: Eyehategod, Morbid Angel, Cattle Decapitation, 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...
Eyehategod's tour began last night (8/29) and hits Muddy Roots Festival today (8/30), and for this tour, former guitarist Brian Patton will return to the band to fill in for Jimmy Bower, who will be undergoing surgery for a torn arm tendon. Frontman Mike IX Williams says, "Eyehategod cannot be stopped! In accordance with the chaotic lifestyle that is everyday reality, EHG will continue to tour the US while Jimmy seeks help for visions unknown. Replacing him for this homeland tour is our original second guitarist, Brian Patton! Brian, also of Soilent Green and Outlaw Order, has agreed to join us to make this trek -- which includes Muddy Roots Festival in Nashville and Scorched Tundra Fest in Chicago -- a reality. We are very excited, happy to have him back with us, and ready to DESTROY!" All dates (including NYC and NJ) here.
MORBID ANGEL / WATTAIN / INCANTATION
Death metal legends Morbid Angel have announced a whopper of a fall North American tour with support from Swedish black metallers Watain and fellow US death metal vets Incantation.
CATTLE DECAPITATION with ATHEIST, FULL OF HELL, PRIMITIVE MAN, etc
Cattle Decapitation announced a tour with Atheist, Author & Punisher, and Vitriol, plus Full of Hell on leg one and Primitive Man on leg two.
MUNICIPAL WASTE / NAPALM DEATH / SICK OF IT ALL / TAKE OFFENSE
This insane quadruple bill added a 2nd NYC date to their upcoming tour.
STICK TO YOUR GUNS opening for KNOCKED LOOSE
Knocked Loose already announced that they'd support their great new album A Different Shade of Blue on a tour that already had the stacked support lineup of Rotting Out, Candy, and SeeYouSpaceCowboy, and now they've also added direct support from Stick To Your Guns. All dates for this five-band bill are here.
AXIOMA / VARAHA / GATES TO THE MORNING
Two post-metal bands, Cleveland's Axioma (who put out their debut album Crown on Translation Loss this year) and Chicago's Varaha (who put out their debut album A Passage For Lost Years on Prosthetic this year), are playing some shows together this year in Cleveland, NYC (Brooklyn Bazaar on 11/22), and Pittsburgh. The Cleveland and NYC shows are also with NJ prog metallers Gates to the Morning. Varaha also play a hometown Chicago shows tonight (8/30) with Black Cobra and Cloud Rat, and other dates. Axioma also open fellow Cleveland band In Cold Blood's album release show on 9/21.
Japanese band MONO, who released their 10th album, Nowhere Now Here, earlier this year, recently announced special orchestral shows in NYC (11/23 @ Murmrr Theatre), L.A. and Chicago. They've now announced a full tour around those shows in November, featuring "their legendary 4-piece lineup" and dates include shows with Mamiffer, The Album Leaf, and a co-headline show with Black Mountain in Toronto. Other dates include Seattle, Vancouver, Portland, Sacramento, Oakland, Denver, St. Paul, Ottawa, Hamden, CT and more. Head here for all dates.
YOUTH OF TODAY
Hardcore legends Youth of Today are playing Asbury Park's House of Independents on 11/22 and leading up to that they've announced a handful of California dates: Los Angeles on 11/14 with Diztort and Big Takeover; Berkeley on 11/15 with Drain and Berthold City; Garden Grove on 11/16 with Initiate, Gunn and Wise; and San Diego on 11/17 with Take Offense and Tap And Die.
Experimental Brooklyn band Kayo Dot will release their new album, Blasphemy, next week and are celebrating at Brooklyn's The Kingsland on September 13. That is also the kickoff show for a short tour that includes stops in Philly, Rochester, Chapel Hill, Lexington, KY, San Diego, Oakland and Seattle. All dates are listed here and you can stream a few songs off the album below:
CHELSEA GRIN / THE ACACIA STRAIN / SPITE / etc
Metalcore staples The Acacia Strain are fresh off a headlining tour with Judiciary, Kublai Khan, and Chamber, and now they're gearing up to hit the road again as direct support for deathcore band Chelsea Grin, with Spite and others along for the ride as well. All dates here.