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…


Before Mercyful Fate reunite, King Diamond is touring North America and that tour begins this Saturday (11/2). It’s with openers Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats and Idle Hands, and that killer triple bill includes a Brooklyn show at Kings Theatre on November 7, which we’re giving away tickets to. All dates and contest for the Brooklyn show HERE. For more on Idle Hands, you can read a new interview with them at Invisible Oranges. And for even more Idle Hands…


The lineup for the 2020 Philly edition of Decibel Metal & Beer Fest keeps getting better. Abbath and Idle Hands were added to a lineup that already included Converge (playing Jane Doe), Pig Destroyer (playing Prowler In The Yard), Napalm Death (playing Harmony Corruption and Utopia Banished), Mayhem, Satan, and more. More details here. Decibel’s LA fest is just a month and a half away.


Cookeville, TN’s Muddy Roots Festival returns for its 11th year from September 3-6, and the initial lineup includes Monolord, Windhand, Goatwhore, Truckfighters, Acid King, Black Cobra, Weedeater, Mondo Generator, Rwake, Toke, Bongzilla, Dead Meadow, Antiseen, Jack Oblivian, Black Tusk, Heavy Temple, The Atomic Bitchwax, Ecstatic Vision, and more. Full initial lineup and tickets here.


PacNW death doom crew Mortiferum recently released their new LP Disgorged From Psychotic Depths on Profound Lore, and they’re beginning a tour in support of it in Portland tonight (11/1). Tonight’s show and tomorrow’s Seattle show are with Funebrarum, then they play Olympia with Nightfell on 11/8, and then they do an East Coast/Midwest run later this month, including two NYC-area shows (Montclair, NJ’s Meatlocker on 11/13 and Brooklyn’s Union Pool on 11/22) and stops in Richmond, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, DC, and more. Dates here.


Maryland’s Shadow Frost festivalgoes down February 21-22 in 2020, and the lineup includes both Vastum and a solo set from Leila Abdul-Rauf (who is in Vastum and a ton of other bands), plus Magic Circle, Polemicist, Volur, Yakuza, Yatra, Fell Ruin, and more.


Speaking of the many Vastum-related projects, Ulthar (whose Shelby Lermo is also in Vastum) are beginning a West Coast tour this month. It includes a Denver show with Nightfell, plus stops in LA, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Eugene, Seattle, Portland, and more. Dates here.


Korn recently did a tour with Alice In Chains, Underoath, and Ho99o9 in support of their new album The Nothing, and now they’ve announced another tour supporting the album for 2020. This one’s with a less appealing tourmate (Breaking Benjamin), and it hits Allentown, PA; Manchester, NH; Grand Rapids, MI; Columbus, OH; St Paul, MN; Green Bay, WI; North Little Rock, AR; Springfield, MO; Spokane, WA; Portland, OR; Reno, NV; Fresno, CA; and more. All dates here. Tickets on sale Friday (11/1).


Relapse labelmates Gatecreeper and Exhumed began their co-headlining tour in Austin last night (Halloween) in support of their respective new albums Deserted and Horror, which both came out the same day earlier this month. The tour — which will be opened by Necrot and Judiciary — includes a NYC show at the soon-to-close Brooklyn Bazaar on November 12 and lots of other dates. Exhumed and Gatecreeper also just released a split 10″.


Japanese thrash vets Sacrifice have announced their first-ever (and only) US shows, happening across two nights in NYC with Toxic Holocaust, Devil Master, Midnight, and more.


Portland punk legends Poison Idea are playing shows this December, and they’re billed as their “last ever.”


Colorado melodic progressive tech-death metal band Allegaeon are riding high on the critical acclaim of Apoptosis, their fifth full length album (and possibly some legal weed). Learn more about that Metal Blade-released record — their first in four years — in Invisible Oranges’ recent interview with original member Greg Burgess, and catch the band on tour now with the likeminded Inferi (from Nashville) and the Prosthetic-signed Paladin (from Atlanta). The NY show is tonight (11/1) at The Kingsland in Brooklyn, which is definitely a step up from the… subway.


NJ hardcore vets E-Town Concrete announced their first NYC show in 13 years.


There are two competing versions of Polish black metal band Batushka, and Bart’s version (considered the “fake” version by many fans) have cancelled their North American tour.


All signs point to Rage Against The Machine getting back together in 2020.

For more metal tours, browse Upcoming Metal Tours. Browse our Tour Dates category for even more tours you may have missed. Also browse our Metal category and Invisible Oranges for more metal news.