Metal tours announced: Whiplash, Moon Tooth, Vomit Fist, Triumvir Foul, Dimebash, 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...
Before heading out on tour with Caligula's Horse, New York prog metallers Moon Tooth will play three headlining shows in the Northeast, starting at Brooklyn's Saint Vitus on 1/23 and then hitting Boston and Philly. All dates and tickets here.
OBITUARY + METALCADE FEST IN TAMPA WITH NASTY SAVAGE
Long running multi-venue Florida punk fest The Fest, which also includes wrestling matches, has branched out in recent years with year-round "Fest Wrestling" events. One of those -- dubbed Metalcade -- is happening this year on April 4th in Tampa, Florida, and as you may have figured out by now, this one is pairing live wrestling with live metal. Headlined by Florida death metal legends Obituary, the lineup also features Municipal Waste, Bloodlet (who replaced Exhorder) and Florida legends Nasty Savage! We're thinking of planning a vacation.
As mentioned, Worcester, MA doom band Warhorse are keeping their reunion going this year, and their first show of 2020 is just around the corner. It happens in their home state at Cambridge's Middle East on 1/16, and a few weeks later, they come to NYC for a BrooklynVegan-presented show on 2/1 at Saint Vitus with Yatra and Green Dragon (tickets). In related news, Grief offshoot Come To Grief (whose Terry Savastano is also in Warhorse) have a new EP coming out on 2/14 and you can hear a track here.
Any New Yorkers reading this may want to know that local blackened grindcore trio Vomit Fist are playing a hometown show this Saturday (1/12) at Saint Vitus with Netherlands, Bangladeafy, and Thaetas. (Vomit Fist are not to be confused with Connecticut death metallers Vomit Forth, who just played the same Brooklyn venue this past weekend, opening for Frozen Soul.) Also worth pointing out is that Vomit Fist's guitarist is Doctor Nerve's Nick "Vürdoth" Didkovsky and their drummer is Nick's son Leo "Lurkrot" Didkovsky, who's also the current drummer for Liturgy and Kayo Dot. Listen to the Vomit Fist EP that came out last month:
BLACK SABBATH COVER BAND REHEARSAL
Another one-off at Saint Vitus: Black Sabbath Cover Band Rehearsal -- aka Deradoorian, Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Mick Barr (Krallice), Brad Truax (Interpol), Chris Egan (Blood Orange, Solange) and Greg Fox (Liturgy, Uniform, Ex Eye) -- are doing another gig at Vitus on 2/21. If you haven't seen this all-star cover band yet, they really do a killer job and they're really worth seeing. Here's a taste:
Fresh off playing the 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise earlier this week, NJ thrash legends Whiplash have two shows on land coming up. First they play Brooklyn's Kingsland on 2/1 with Concussion, Final Siege, Death Merchant, and Tombstoner; and then they play Old School Metal Vol. 2 in Mexico City on 2/15 with Atrophy and Morbid Saint.
TRIUMVIR FOUL / HUMAN AGONY
Portland's genuinely gross death metallers Triumvir Foul (whose primary members are both also in Ash Borer) have announced an East Coast tour supporting last year's piss-fueled Urine of Abomination, and it's with Canadian black/death/war metallers Human Agony, who released their debut album Putrescence of Calvary on Invictus Productions last year. The tour kicks off in New Brunswick, NJ on 2/29 and it hits Worcester, Philly, Pittsburgh, Columbus, Richmond, and DC before wrapping up at Brooklyn's Saint Vitus on 3/7, where they'll have likeminded support from promising local Brooklyn band Bog Body. All dates here.
Prog/hard rock vets Wishbone Ash (led by sole original member Andy Powell) are releasing the new album Coat of Arms this year on February 28 via SPV/Steamhammer, and they've also got tons of tour dates lined up, including a Europe run with Uriah Heep and Nazareth, and headlining US shows in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, Florida, New Orleans, Vegas, Oakland, Portland, Seattle, and more. All dates and tickets here.
WEEDEATER / THE GODDAMN GALLOWS / THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX
Stoner metal vets Weedeater were pretty busy on tour throughout 2019, and they're keeping the momentum going by announcing a co-headlining tour with psychobilly/punk band The Goddamn Gallows, with additional support from stoner/psych riffers The Atomic Bitchwax and classic metal revivalists Worshipper on most dates.
Torche announced 2020 tour dates behind last year's solid Admission, with new headlining shows in Brooklyn, Miami, Orlando, and more.
WINDHAND with DEVIL MASTER then SERIAL HAWK
Windhand announced a headlining tour, including one leg with Devil Master and one with Serial Hawk.
LIFE OF AGONY / DOYLE
Life of Agony were busy last year with their new album The Sound of Scars and plenty of touring, and Doyle was busy last year with more Misfits reunion shows (which continue this year) and even more solo touring (sometimes with Life of Agony). And now, LOA and Doyle will team up again for the 'Beast Coast Monsters Tour' this March and April.
FOTOCRIME (mem COLISEUM) / FOOL'S GHOST (mem YOUNG WIDOWS)
Fotocrime is the goth solo project of Coliseum frontman Ryan Patterson, and he's set to follow his 2018 debut album Principle of Pain with South of Heaven on March 13 via Profound Lore. Today, he released first single "Love Is A Devil" and announced a tour, including a run with recent Prosthetic Records signees Fool's Ghost, the dark, ethereal duo of Nick Thieneman (Young Widows, Breather Resist) and Amber Thieneman (Liberation Prophecy, Sandpaper Dolls). That run hits NYC's Gold Sounds on 4/2 and Mercury Lounge on 4/3. All dates (including shows with HIDE and Primary) here.
Metal-friendly Nordic dark folk band Heilung began their first-ever North American tour last night (1/9) in LA. They're now gearing up to play San Francisco, a sold-out Chicago show, two sold-out NYC shows, and more. More info here and updated dates here.
OVERDRIVE and DEALER this weekend in NYC (official aftershows for Sacrifice)
Those shows at Vitus are the official aftershows for the Sacrifice shows at Market Hotel:
Dimebash 2020 goes down this Thursday, January 16th at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA. The tribute to Pantera/Damageplan's "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott will feature appearances from Dave Grohl, and members of members of Accept, Act Of Defiance, Anthrax, Armored Saint, Bad Wolves, Bad Guys Wear Black, Broken Hope, Butcher Babies, Cody Jinks, Crowbar, Cypress Hill, Dylan Rose, Foo Fighters, Hatebreed, Hellyeah, In Flames, In This Moment, Iron Maidens, Kill Devil Hill, King Diamond, King’s X, Kyng, Lamb of God, Lita Ford, Pearl, Prong, Sebastian Bach, Sepultura, Stone Sour, The Haunted, Testament, Tyr and more.