Avatar Announces North American Tour With Devin Townsend

From the Royal Court of Avatar Country on February 5th in the Year of the King (2019).

In the midst of a mostly sold out European trek, Avatar has announced their return to North America on the aptly named Avatar Country World Tour 2019 Presented by Revolver Magazine. Dates begin on May 16th in Buffalo, NY and stretch coast to coast before wrapping up in Las Vegas, NV on June 15th exactly thirty days later.

These dates include three prestigious North American rock festivals including Sonic Temple in Columbus, OH on May 17th, Rocklahoma in Pryor, OK on May 26th, and Domination 2019 taking place in Mexico City on May 3rd.

“As we’ve stated in the past, we are reaching the end of the road for the Avatar Country saga,” says vocalist Johannes Eckerström. “And if you want to see us in all our Royal Glory in tribute to the King, this might very well be your last chance. We will make sure to go out with a bang!”

The band is thrilled to announce that the legendary singer/songwriter and producer Devin Townsend will serve as direct support performing a full acoustic set. Southern California’s Dance With The Dead and Atlanta mainstays 68’ will open the show.

“This tour is extra special to us and me personally as we’ve not only amazing hand-picked openers to showcase what we think deserves more eyes and ears in ’68 and Dance with the Dead, but we also have the extreme pleasure and privilege to share the stage with Devin Townsend at an exciting phase of his career.”

“I am a lifelong fan, and I genuinely feel that people who appreciate our willingness to experiment and walk that extra mile to be true to our vision and integrity have Mr. Townsend to thank for a lot. It will be a bucket list experience for me, and I hope we get to share it with as many people as possible.”

The 2019 trek across the U.S. will be the first time the band has toured in America since they went out with Trivium on the The Sin and the Sentence World Tour last October.

General on-sale will be available this Friday, February 8th, 2019.

May 3 – Mexico City, MX – Domination 2019
May 16 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
May 17 – Columbus, OH – Sonic Temple
May 18 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
May 19 – Portland, ME – Aura
May 21 – Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
May 22 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
May 23 – Madison, WI – The Sylvee
May 24 – Sauget, IL – Pop’s
May 25 – Sioux City, IA – Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel
May 26 – Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma
May 28 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
May 29 – Winnipeg, MB – Garrick Centre
May 30 – Saskatoon, SK – Coors Event Centre
May 31 – Edmonton, AB – The Ranch Roadhouse
June 1 – Calgary, AB – The Palace
June 3 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
June 4 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
June 6 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
June 7 – Reno, NV – Cargo
June 8 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex – Grand
June 9 – Grand ction, CO – Mesa Theater
June 10 – Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
June 11 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
June 13 – Los Angeles, CA – Mayan Theatre
June 14 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
June 15 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues

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Avatar Announces North American Tour With Devin Townsend

From the Royal Court of Avatar Country on February 5th in the Year of the King (2019).

In the midst of a mostly sold out European trek, Avatar has announced their return to North America on the aptly named Avatar Country World Tour 2019 Presented by Revolver Magazine. Dates begin on May 16th in Buffalo, NY and stretch coast to coast before wrapping up in Las Vegas, NV on June 15th exactly thirty days later.

These dates include three prestigious North American rock festivals including Sonic Temple in Columbus, OH on May 17th, Rocklahoma in Pryor, OK on May 26th, and Domination 2019 taking place in Mexico City on May 3rd.

“As we’ve stated in the past, we are reaching the end of the road for the Avatar Country saga,” says vocalist Johannes Eckerström. “And if you want to see us in all our Royal Glory in tribute to the King, this might very well be your last chance. We will make sure to go out with a bang!”

The band is thrilled to announce that the legendary singer/songwriter and producer Devin Townsend will serve as direct support performing a full acoustic set. Southern California’s Dance With The Dead and Atlanta mainstays 68’ will open the show.

“This tour is extra special to us and me personally as we’ve not only amazing hand-picked openers to showcase what we think deserves more eyes and ears in ’68 and Dance with the Dead, but we also have the extreme pleasure and privilege to share the stage with Devin Townsend at an exciting phase of his career.”

“I am a lifelong fan, and I genuinely feel that people who appreciate our willingness to experiment and walk that extra mile to be true to our vision and integrity have Mr. Townsend to thank for a lot. It will be a bucket list experience for me, and I hope we get to share it with as many people as possible.”

The 2019 trek across the U.S. will be the first time the band has toured in America since they went out with Trivium on the The Sin and the Sentence World Tour last October.

General on-sale will be available this Friday, February 8th, 2019.

May 3 – Mexico City, MX – Domination 2019
May 16 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
May 17 – Columbus, OH – Sonic Temple
May 18 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
May 19 – Portland, ME – Aura
May 21 – Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
May 22 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
May 23 – Madison, WI – The Sylvee
May 24 – Sauget, IL – Pop’s
May 25 – Sioux City, IA – Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel
May 26 – Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma
May 28 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
May 29 – Winnipeg, MB – Garrick Centre
May 30 – Saskatoon, SK – Coors Event Centre
May 31 – Edmonton, AB – The Ranch Roadhouse
June 1 – Calgary, AB – The Palace
June 3 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
June 4 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
June 6 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
June 7 – Reno, NV – Cargo
June 8 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex – Grand
June 9 – Grand ction, CO – Mesa Theater
June 10 – Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
June 11 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
June 13 – Los Angeles, CA – Mayan Theatre
June 14 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
June 15 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues

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Psycroptic Announces North American Tour With Cannabis Corpse

Australian technical death metal outfit Psycroptic has announced that they will embark on a headlining tour of the United States this Spring. The tour is in support of their latest album, “As The Kingdom Drowns,” which was released in November last year and will see them being joined by stoner death metal trio Cannabis Corpse, as well as French death metal outfit Gorod and Green Bay, Wisconsin’s, Micawber.

The tour dates are as follows:

April 12 – Brooklyn, NY – Gold Sounds
April 13 – Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
April 14 – Cincinnati, OH – Top Cats
April 15 – Detroit, MI – Sanctuary
April 16 – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
April 17 – Minneapolis, MN – Liquor Lee’s Lounge
April 18 – St. Louis, MO – Fubar
April 19 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
April 20 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
April 21 – Salt Lake City UT – Metro Music Hall
April 23 – Seattle, WA – Club SUR
April 24 – Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
April 25 – Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House
April 26 – San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick
April 27 – Los Angeles, CA – Catch One – Union
April 28 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red
April 29 – El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill
April 30 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
May 1 – Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live!
May 2 – Corpus Christi, TX – House Of Rock
May 3 – Lafayette, LA – The District
May 4 – Orlando, FL – The Haven
May 5 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
May 6 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
May 7 – Richmond, VA – The Camel
May 8 – Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge

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Black Label Society Announces “Sonic Brew” Tour Dates; Re-Release

Black Label Society has announced that they will be embarking on a “20 Years Of Sonic Brewtality Tour,” a brand-new batch of 2019 North American tour dates in conjunction with the release of a new, reimagined version of the band’s iconic 1999 debut LP, “Sonic Brew,” on May 17th, titled “Sonic Brew – 20th Anniversary Blend 5.99 – 5.19,” original formula with enhanced flavor.

“The original recording back in 1997 was mastered with high volume, alcohol, and dance,” says Wylde from his home studio. “We went in and worked off the existing performances and focused on the high volume and dance while replacing the booze with viagra and anabolic steroids.”

The new re-blended version of Sonic Brew will feature two new bonus tracks, a full band/piano version of “Spoke In The Wheel” and an acoustic version of “Black Pearl.”

Wylde continues, “I wanted to re-blend and re-choreograph this release to be the most brewtal and dance-tactic album since Gloria Gaynor’s ‘I Will Survive” dominated the dance floor at Studio 54!”

The band will play two shows in each market – the first night will feature “Sonic Brew” played in its entirety, while the second night will see the band play a set of greatest hits. Support will come from Conan and The Atomic Bitchwax. Black Label Society will also participate in US festivals Sonic Temple, Epicenter, and Welcome To Rockville on this run.

Dates begin April 24th at The Oriental Theater in Denver and wrap up in Los Angeles at the famous El Rey Theater for two nights ending on May 23rd. Tickets are on sale this Friday, February 1st.

“Sonic Brew” was initially released in Japan on October 28th, 1998, and contained 13 tracks and a free Zakk Wylde guitar pick. The album was subsequently released in North America on May 4th, 1999, with three bonus tracks including a cover of Ozzy Osbourne’s “No More Tears,” recorded with bassist Mike Inez of Alice in Chains.

April 24 – Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater
April 25 – Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater
April 27 – Dallas, TX – Canton Hall
April 28 – Dallas, TX – Canton Hall
April 30 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
May 1 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
May 4 – Jacksonville, FL – Welcome To Rockville
May 6 – New York, NY – The Bowery Ballroom
May 7 – New York, NY – The Bowery Ballroom
May 11 – Rockingham, NC – Epicenter
May 14 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
May 15 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
May 17 – Columbus, OH – Sonic Temple
May 18 – Clarksville, TN – O’Connors
May 22 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
May 23 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre

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Rivers Of Nihil To Perform New Album “Where Owls Know My Name” In Full On Upcoming US Tour

Due to popular demand, Rivers of Nihil have decided to play their latest album, “Where Owls Know My Name,” in its entirety from start to finish at every date of their upcoming U.S. tour! The band will be bringing saxophone player Patrick Corona on the road to perform every night, and guitarist Jonathan Topore will be handling additional keyboard duties. Don’t miss this very special opportunity to witness the critically acclaimed album performed live as it was meant to be heard.

The tour will be the band’s first full-U.S. headlining run, with Entheos, Conjurer, and Wolf King as support.

The tour dates are as follows:

March 1 – Pittsburgh, PA – Cattivo
March 2 – Cleveland, OH – The Foundry
March 3 – Detroit, MI – Sanctuary
March 4 – Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theater
March 5 – Chicago, IL – Reggies
March 6 – Milwaukee, WI – Club Garibaldi
March 7 – Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
March 8 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
March 9 – Englewood, CO – Moe’s
March 10 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
March 12 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
March 13 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
March 14 – Portland, OR – Paris Theatre
March 16 – Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
March 17 – Los Angeles, CA – 1720
March 18 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
March 19 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red
March 21 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
March 22 – Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
March 23 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
March 24 – New Orleans, LA – Santos Bar
March 26 – Tampa, FL – Crowbar
March 27 – Margate, FL – O’Malley’s
March 28 – Orlando, FL – The Haven
March 29 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Hell)
March 30 – Nashville, TN – The End
March 31 – Greenville, SC – The Radio Room
April 2 – Fayetteville, NC – Drunk Horse Pub
April 3 – Chesapeake, VA – Riffhouse Pub
April 4 – Richmond, VA – Canal Club
April 5 – Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
April 6 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus Bar

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Rivers of Nihil to play new album, ‘Where Owls Know My Name’, in its entirety on upcoming USA tour

– January 29th, 2019 –

With live saxophone player

Due to popular demand, Rivers of Nihil have decided to play their latest album, Where Owls Know My Name, in its entirety from start to finish at every date of their upcoming U.S. tour! The band will be bringing saxophone player Patrick Corona on the road to perform every night, and guitarist Jonathan Topore will be handling additional keyboard duties. Don’t miss this very special opportunity to witness the critically acclaimed album performed live as it was meant to be heard.

The tour will be the band’s first full-U.S. headlining run, with Entheos, Conjurer, and Wolf King as support.

Rivers of Nihil tour dates
w/ Entheos, Conjurer, Wolf King

Mar. 1 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo
Mar. 2 – Cleveland, OH @ The Foundry
Mar. 3 – Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary
Mar. 4 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Citadel
Mar. 5 – Chicago, IL @ Reggies
Mar. 6 – Milwaukee, WI @ Club Garibaldi
Mar. 7 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
Mar. 8 – Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
Mar. 9 – Englewood, CO @ Moe’s
Mar. 10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
Mar. 12 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
Mar. 13 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Mar. 14 – Portland, OR @ Paris Theatre
Mar. 15 – Reno, NV @ Dead Ringer Analog Bar
Mar. 16 – Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver
Mar. 17 – Los Angeles, CA @ 1720
Mar. 18 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
Mar. 19 – Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
Mar. 20 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
Mar. 21 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
Mar. 22 – Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live
Mar. 23 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
Mar. 24 – New Orleans, LA @ Santos Bar
Mar. 26 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
Mar. 27 – Margate, FL @ O’Malley’s
Mar. 28 – Orlando, FL @ The Haven
Mar. 29 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Hell)
Mar. 30 – Nashville, TN @ The End
Mar. 31 – Greenville, SC @ The Radio Room
Apr. 2 – Fayetteville, NC @ Drunk Horse Pub
Apr. 3 – Chesapeake, VA @ Riffhouse Pub
Apr. 4 – Richmond, VA @ Canal Club
Apr. 5 – Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
Apr. 6 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar

Rivers of Nihil tour dates
w/ Ne Obliviscaris, Caligula’s Horse, Beyond Creation, Allegaeon

May 9 – Adelaide, Australia @ Lion Arts Factory
May 10 – Melbourne, Australia @ 170 Russell
May 11 – Sydney, Australia @ Manning Bar
May 12 – Brisbane, Australia @ The Triffid

Where Owls Know My Name debuted on the Billboard and Canadian music charts upon its release in March 2018: #3 Top New Artist Albums (Billboard / USA), #9 Current Hard Music Albums (Billboard / USA), #57 Top 200 Current Albums (Billboard / USA), #61 Top 200 Albums (Billboard / USA), #50 Top 200 Chart (Canada), #10 Top Hard Music Charts (Canada). Named one of the best albums of the year by Loudwire, Exclaim, Metal Sucks, Metal Injection, and many more, Where Owls Know My Name can be previewed and purchased at: metalblade.com/riversofnihil. The latest video – the album’s title track – can be viewed at: youtu.be/LBAXZto7uVc

Rivers of Nihil line-up:
Jake Dieffenbach – Vocals
Brody Uttley – Guitar
Jon Topore – Guitar
Adam Biggs – Bass/Vocals
Jared Klein – Drums

Rivers of Nihil online:
https://www.facebook.com/riversofnihil
https://twitter.com/riversofnihil
https://www.youtube.com/user/Riversofnihilpa

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Horrendous & Of Feather And Bone West Coast Mini-Tour Announced

Horrendous announce the dates for a West Coast mini-tour with Of Feather And Bone as support act. See where they will perform below:

04/16 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
04/18 Oakland, CA – Elbo Room
04/20 Portland, OR – The High Water Mark
04/21 Seattle, WA – The Highline

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Athanasia Posts Debut Album “The Order Of The Silver Compass” Teaser Trailer

Los Angeles-based metal trio Athanasia – featuring former members of Five Finger Death Punch, Sebastian Bach and Murderdolls – will release its upcoming full-length album, “The Order Of The Silver Compass,” on March 15th via Seeing Red Records and Rock Of Angels Records. This one-minute teaser showcases clips of several tracks from the band’s scorching debut and can be seen below.

One might not expect the former members of such bands to be rooted in the fabric of extreme metal, but Athanasia is more than your average power trio. Questioning the moral fabric of man amidst complex narratives tackling power, corruption and greed, the band’s unique amalgamation of melodic metal is enough to satisfy the desires of casual listeners and extreme metal fans alike.

Recorded and produced by Bingham at Nightmare Sound, The Order Of The Silver Compass embodies all things heavy, dark and stylish. The album’s eight tracks were mixed by Chris Collier (Prong, Flotsam And Jetsam, Metal Church) at Mission:Black Studios and mastered by Joe Bozzi (Mastodon, L.A. Guns) at Bernie Grundman Mastering, while Jorden Haley (Dååth, Deicide, Mindless Self Indulgence) handled the cover art and design.

Athanasia was founded in California by guitarist Caleb Bingham under the band’s original name Ascension. As a result of passing the band’s early demos around LA’s Sunset Strip, the young guitarist landed a gig with newly-formed Five Finger Death Punch in 2005. Upon being released from the group in 2007 due to his age, Bingham continued to write under the name Ascension, recording several more unreleased demos (and one EP) at the behest of veteran Roadrunner Records A&R Monte Conner. Largely due to the label’s merger with WMG, negotiations broke down and the band was once again shelved while Bingham played with Swedish death metal act Zonaria from 2010-2014. After parting ways with Zonaria due to a leg injury sustained while playing with the group, Bingham decided to put all his efforts back into what he worked so hard to create…

Joined by bassist Brandon Miller and veteran drummer Jason West (Murderdolls, Wednesday 13, Sebastian Bach), Caleb Bingham resurrected the project under a new moniker, Athanasia, diligently recording its first full-length release over the span of several years.

“I’m very proud to announce that after years of literal blood, sweat, tears and countless hours of hard work, Athanasia’s debut LP The Order Of The Silver Compass is finally about to see the light of day,” says frontman Caleb Bingham. “Blast it in the car and you’ll notice your gas pedal hitting the floor in a matter of seconds! m/”

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Metal Church Announces Co-Headlining U.S. Tour With Doro

West Coast metal veterans Metal Church has announced that they will be teaming up with German metal icon Doro Pesch for a co-headlining tour of the United States this Spring. Joining them on the trek will be Images Of Eden.

Says Doro: “We are doing a double headliner tour with our long time friends Metal Church. What a superb power package for all metal fans. I am so exited to hit the stage together with Metal Church and I am very sure that the fans in the United States will be as thrilled as we are.“

Metal Church frontman Mike Howe added, “I am excited to get out on the road and embrace our faithful fans again, and any new fans are welcome into the fold! I’m also looking forward to joining forces with legendary metal singer Doro Pesch!!”

The tour dates are as follows:

April 17 – Las Vegas, NV – Counts Vamp’d
April 18 – Anaheim, CA – The Parish @ House Of Blues
April 19 – Los Angeles, CA – The Whisky
April 20 – Tempe, AZ – Club Red
April 23 – Lubbock, TX – Venue TBA (Metal Church, Images Of Eden only)
April 24 – Austin, TX – Venue TBA (Metal Church, Images Of Eden only)
April 25 – Houston, TX – Venue TBA (Metal Church, Images Of Eden only)
April 26 – San Antonio, TX – Venue TBA (Metal Church, Images Of Eden only)
April 27 – Dallas, TX – Venue TBA (Metal Church, Images Of Eden only)
April 28 – Oklahoma City, OK – Venue TBA (Metal Church, Images Of Eden only)
April 29 – St. Louis, MO – Venue TBA (Metal Church, Images Of Eden only)
May 1 – Indiainapolis, IN – Venue TBA (Metal Church, Images Of Eden only)
May 2 – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
May 3 – Racine, WI – Route 20
May 4 – Flint, MI – Machine Shop
May 5 – St. Charles, IL – Arcada Theater
May 7 – New York, NY – Highline Ballroom
May 8 – Reading, PA – Reverb
May 9 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
May 10 – Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes
May 11 – New Bedford, MA – The Vault @ Greasy Luck

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Alien Weaponry North American Headlining Tour Announced

Alien Weaponry announce the dates for their first-ever North American headlining tour. That run will also find them performing at a number of festivals and will hit the below cities:

05/03-04 Mexico City, MEX – Domination Festival
05/06 Dallas, TX – Cambridge Room at House of Blues
05/07 Houston, TX – Bronze Peacock – House of Blues
05/08 Austin, TX – 3TEN ACL Live
05/11 Rockingham, NC – Epicenter
05/12 Washington, DC – DC9
05/13 Boston, MA – Middle East
05/15 New York, NY – Saint Vitus
05/16 Montreal, QC – L’Esco
05/17 Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground
05/19 Chicago, IL – Chicago Open Air
05/22 Minneapolis, MN – 7th St Entry
05/24-26 Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma
05/26 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
05/28 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
05/29 Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy

The band played their first North American tour late last year opening for Ministry and Carpenter Brut. Their debut album “Tu” is in stores now.

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