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...
COUGH / FÓRN
Richmond doom greats Cough have a few shows lined up this year, including Psycho Smokeout, Oblivion Access, Mutants of the Monster, Philly's Kung Fu Necktie on 5/22, and Brooklyn's Saint Vitus on 5/23. The Philly and Brooklyn shows are both with Boston doom/sludge staples Fórn, and the Vitus show also features Pelagic-signed newcomers Lesser Glow.
GENERAL SURGERY / GALVANIZER / BIRDFLESH
Swedish goregrind vets General Surgery (whose current lineup features Joacim Carlsson from the '80s/'90s era, a couple of musicians who have been with them since they actually started putting out albums in the early 2000s, and some newer than that), Finland's Galvanizer, and Sweden's Birdflesh are all coming over to the US for Maryland Deathfest, and they'll together tour while they're here. Right after MDF, they play a Brooklyn show on May 26 at Saint Vitus with Organ Dealer and Skullshitter. All GS dates here and Birdflesh dates here.
OLD MAN GLOOM
Post-metal supergroup Old Man Gloom -- whose current lineup is Santos Montano (Zozobra), Aaron Turner (Isis, Sumac), Nate Newton (Converge), and Stephen Brodsky (Cave In) (rest in peace Caleb Scofield) -- have confirmed that their new album is called Seminar VIII: Light of Meaning and due this May. They also announced a West Coast tour with Deafkids and Sad Vicious for May. All dates and a lengthy statement from the band here. And here's more on that new album...
Code Orange keep gradually expanding their tour, which now includes a handful of festivals; a headlining run with Show Me The Body, Jesus Piece, Year Of The Knife, and Machine Girl; a big Pittsburgh release show with Every Time I Die, Zao, Jesus Piece, Machine Girl, and Facewreck; a run opening for Slipknot; and a Coachella sideshow in LA. (NYC show is still TBA.) All dates here.
SLIPKNOT's KNOTFEST AT SEA
Speaking of Slipknot in addition to their upcoming Knotfest Roadshow tour, they're now also throwing the first-ever Knotfest At Sea cruise from August 10-14. It sets sail from Barcelona and heads to Naples, and it features Slipknot headlining plus Anthrax, Behemoth, Higher Power, Ho99o9, and more.
Stoner/horror doomers Acid Witch have announced a tour surrounding their appearances at Maryland Deathfest and Oblivion Access, including select shows with Elder (who have a new album and other tour dates coming), Ringworm (more on them in a second), and Primitive Man.
In addition to their shows with Acid Witch, Ringworm have their previously announced headlining Northeast run with All Out War and Genocide Pact, and a newly-announced headlining run with High Command. All dates here.
In addition to touring with Napalm Death and Aborted, Tombs will play Florida and Texas shows just with Aborted around that same time. Before that, they have their Staten Island show with Evoken and Grey Skies Fallen, and an EP release show in Long Branch, NJ this month (2/28) at Brighton Bar with Hot Blood, Coffin Void, Green Inferno, and Putrascension (tickets). New dates here.
OUTER HEAVEN (now with Tomb Mold’s Derrick Vella
Outer Heaven and Tomb Mold are the two of the hottest new bands in death metal, so it's exciting news that Tomb Mold's Derrick Vella is now also playing bass in Outer Heaven and contributing to the writing of their anticipated sophomore album (the followup to Realms of Eternal Decay, released in 2018 via Relapse). Outer Heaven's first show with Derrick will be their previously announced Brooklyn show, which happens at Saint Vitus this Saturday (2/22) with Scorched, Replicant, and Oxalate. Tickets are still on sale.
Ice-T's rap metal band Body Count added a NYC show to their upcoming tour behind their upcoming album Carnivore. They also released a new song today:
Death metal vets Nile are gearing up for another trek in support of last year’s Vile Nilotic Rites. Dates here.
KNOCKED LOOSE & HATEBREED opening for PARKWAY DRIVE
Very popular Australian metalcore band Parkway Drive have tapped some cool openers for their just-announced North American tour.
PRIMUS (RUSH TRIBUTE / THE SWORD / WOLFMOTHER
Primus will perform Rush's A Farewell to Kings on their summer tour with support varying by date from Battles, Wolfmother, and The Sword.
FAITH NO MORE / KORN / HELMET
In addition to playing System of a Down's big LA shows, Faith No More and Korn are doing a co-headlining tour, including one leg with Daron Malakian (of System of a Down) and his band Scars on Broadway, and Spotlights, and another with Helmet (who also play SOAD's LA shows) and ‘68.
Detroit hardcore legends Negative Approach will be on tour this spring and summer with Circle Jerks and Adolescents but in between legs of the tour they’ll also be out with LA’s ACxDC (Antichrist Demoncore) and, for most dates, Nashville’s Bandit.
Greg Ginn’s current version of Black Flag continue to frequently tour, and they’ve currently got plans to be on tour all year, with shows all across the US and in Mexico, South America, and more.
NECK OF THE WOODS
Vancouver progressive death metallers Neck of the Woods are releasing their sophomore album The Annex Of Ire, on March 20 via Pelagic and will be touring after their appearance at SXSW with storied Japanese band Ningen Isu.
Ozzy sadly had to cancel his final North American tour due to illness (again), but in more positive news, his new album Ordinary Man is out today and it's pretty good! Stream it and read our review here. Check out the teaser featuring a famous special guest: here: