Black Tusk Announces European Tour Dates

Savannah swamp metal trio Black Tusk has announced a new run of headlining EU tour dates kicking off this coming October.

The tour will begin in Dresden and will see the band laying waste to audiences across Europe and the UK for a full month, including an appearance at Damnation Festival 2016 in Leeds. Red Apollo, Hark, and Herder will support on select dates. Check out a full itinerary below.

Oct 26 Dresden, DEU Groovestation*
Oct 27 Berlin, DEU Cassiopeia*
Oct 28 Hamburg, DEU Headcrash*
Oct 29 Osnabruck, DEU Bastard Club*
Oct 30 Cologne, DEU MTC*
Oct 31 Frankfurt, DEU Nachtleben*
Nov 1 Nijmegen, NLD Merelyn*
Nov 3 London, UK Boston Music Room^
Nov 4 Norwich, UK The Owl Sanctuary^
Nov 5 Leeds, UK Damnation Festival 2016
Nov 6 Glasgow, UK Audio^
Nov 7 Bristol, UK Exchange^
Nov 8 Antwerp, BEL Het Bos~
Nov 9 Paris, FRA La Mecanique Ondulatoire~
Nov 10 Bordeaux, FRA Void~
Nov 11 San Sebastian, ESP Dabadaba~
Nov 12 Madrid, ESP Taboo~
Nov 13 Barcelona, ESP Rocksound~
Nov 15 Zurich, CHE Dynamo Werk 21~
Nov 16 Milan, ITA Lo-Fi Club~
Nov 17 Rome, ITA Init Club~
Nov 18 Bologna, ITA Freak Out Club~
Nov 19 Arbizzano (VR), ITA Officina Degli Angeli~
Nov 20 Stuggart, DEU Universum~
Nov 21 Munich, DEU Backstage Club~
Nov 22 Ljubljana, SVN Orto Bar~
Nov 23 Budapest, HUN Durer-Kert~
Nov 24 Bratislava, SVK Fuga~
Nov 25 Prague, CZE Klub 007~

* with Red Apollo
^ with Hark
~ with Herder

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Black Tusk Announces European Tour Dates

Savannah swamp metal trio Black Tusk has announced a new run of headlining EU tour dates kicking off this coming October.

The tour will begin in Dresden and will see the band laying waste to audiences across Europe and the UK for a full month, including an appearance at Damnation Festival 2016 in Leeds. Red Apollo, Hark, and Herder will support on select dates. Check out a full itinerary below.

Oct 26 Dresden, DEU Groovestation*
Oct 27 Berlin, DEU Cassiopeia*
Oct 28 Hamburg, DEU Headcrash*
Oct 29 Osnabruck, DEU Bastard Club*
Oct 30 Cologne, DEU MTC*
Oct 31 Frankfurt, DEU Nachtleben*
Nov 1 Nijmegen, NLD Merelyn*
Nov 3 London, UK Boston Music Room^
Nov 4 Norwich, UK The Owl Sanctuary^
Nov 5 Leeds, UK Damnation Festival 2016
Nov 6 Glasgow, UK Audio^
Nov 7 Bristol, UK Exchange^
Nov 8 Antwerp, BEL Het Bos~
Nov 9 Paris, FRA La Mecanique Ondulatoire~
Nov 10 Bordeaux, FRA Void~
Nov 11 San Sebastian, ESP Dabadaba~
Nov 12 Madrid, ESP Taboo~
Nov 13 Barcelona, ESP Rocksound~
Nov 15 Zurich, CHE Dynamo Werk 21~
Nov 16 Milan, ITA Lo-Fi Club~
Nov 17 Rome, ITA Init Club~
Nov 18 Bologna, ITA Freak Out Club~
Nov 19 Arbizzano (VR), ITA Officina Degli Angeli~
Nov 20 Stuggart, DEU Universum~
Nov 21 Munich, DEU Backstage Club~
Nov 22 Ljubljana, SVN Orto Bar~
Nov 23 Budapest, HUN Durer-Kert~
Nov 24 Bratislava, SVK Fuga~
Nov 25 Prague, CZE Klub 007~

* with Red Apollo
^ with Hark
~ with Herder

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Architects Guitarist Tom Searle Passes Away

British metalcore band Architects has announced that, after a three year battle with cancer, guitarist and keyboard player Tom Searle has passed away at the age of 28. His brother Dan, the band’s drummer, has posted a message online via the group’s Facebook page:

“It is with unbelievable pain and sadness that I have to announce that at around twelve minutes past midnight on August 20th my amazing brother, Tom, passed away after over 3 years living with cancer.

“He was an incredible songwriter and guitarist. He was my closest and oldest friend. He was a funny, intelligent and sweet man and he leaves an enormous void in all of our lives.

“Many of you will be aware that Tom has been absent from various shows over the past 15 months and I can now let you know that this was due to various surgeries that he had to have to treat the cancer. When we left for our European Festival tour on June 2nd Tom was very unwell. He had been advised to stay in hospital to receive care but ultimately there was nothing that they could do for him and he signed himself out of the ward two days before we departed for Germany. Some of you might view this as reckless but this is the way Tom wanted to do things throughout his last year because he never wanted the cancer to get in the way of what he loved. He got on stage and performed his last two shows at Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park, which took him an incredible amount of strength but those are two shows that we will never forget.

“We had to cancel our European festival tour and US headline tour because on June 8th, in Luxembourg, Tom was extremely sick, we called an ambulance and he was taken into ICU. The following day he was placed into a medically induced coma and the doctors told us that it was unlikely that they’d ever be able to wake him. Five days later, against all the odds, he was awake again, and in a few short days following that, myself and Tom cancelled the air ambulance that was due to take him home and we got the Eurostar train home. Classic Tom Searle.

“He spent the last 2 months of his life fighting with everything he had to overcome the disease once and for all, and things appeared to be moving in the right direction, but in the last 2 weeks it suddenly took a turn for the worse and finally he left us.

“I don’t know what will become of Architects. Me and Tom started playing in a band together when we were 13 and, really, Architects is just an evolution of the band that we started all the way back then, over half my life ago. To pretend that Tom wasn’t at the heart of everything that the band created would be to show a complete lack of respect to the amazing talent that he was. The band will never be the same and there is simply no denying it.

“We will 100% tour All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us, there is no doubt about that. We will be going to Australia in a few weeks and we will be doing our UK and European headline tour in October and November. We hope that these shows will be an opportunity for everyone out there to show their respects to my wonderful brother. It won’t be easy for us to get on stage and play every night without him, but its something that we must do.

“We want to carry on, that is important to say, and we will strive to do so, but we will not release any music unless we truly believe that it is something that Tom would have been proud of. Whether or not we can achieve that is something that we will have to discover in time.

“The Martlets Hospice in Hove took unbelievable care of Tom in his final days. We were constantly blown away by their compassion and hard work and we feel hugely indebted to them for ensuring that we were able to make some amazing memories with Tom before he passed away. If you feel as though you’d like to contribute a donation to the Hospice in Tom’s memory then please donate on the Just Giving page that we have set up below.
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/thomassearle

“For now we need to begin to process what has happened. Myself, Sam, Ali and Adam will need time to fully come to terms with the loss of our brother and we hope that everyone out there will continue to respect our privacy during this terribly difficult time.

“Much love,

“Dan x”

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DEATH ANGEL: Bay Area Thrash Icons To Kick Off North American Tour With Slayer And Anthrax + Headlining Dates Announced

Bay Area Thrash icons DEATH ANGEL will kick off an epic run of live dates this Fall supporting Slayer and Anthrax. Set to commence on September 4th and run through October 30th, the tour will ravage over three dozen cities and includes a glut of headlining shows scattered throughout the trek. Comments vocalist Mark Osegueda, […]

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Zornheym Premieres New Song “The Opposed” From Upcoming Album

Swedish symphonic blackened death metal unit Zornheym premieres a new song entitled “The Opposed”, taken from the band’s upcoming new album. The single and the forthcoming album as a whole were recorded and mastered by Sverker Widgren (October Tide, Demonical, IXXI, Diabolical), with cover art created by photographer and designer Jens Rydén (Marduk, Thyrfing).

The line-up consists of former Dark Funeral multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Zorn, Facebreaker’s Bendler on vocals, guitarist and musical arranger Scucca, and Diabolical drummer Angst.

Check out now “The Opposed” below.

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CATTLE DECAPITATION Announces US Tour With Brujeria + Headlining Shows This September

This Fall, CATTLE DECAPITATION will head back out on the road for a North American headlining tour, before joining Brujeria for a trek across the US in October with Eternal Sleep and Piñata Protest joining them on select dates. The entire stretch will run from September 22nd through October 21st. See all confirmed dates below. […]

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T.O.M.B. Announces “Fury Nocturnus” Album Release

Peaceville Records is proud to announce the signing of U.S. blackened noise occultist T.O.M.B. for the release of impending “Fury Nocturnus” album, currently set for release on October 21st, 2016. The band comments:

“With the release of ‘Fury Nocturnus’ under the banner of Peaceville Records, T.O.M.B. will now enter a new era in composing nefarious noise frequencies, giving new life to the sonic musical sorcery we choose to conduct.

“It is a true honor to have T.O.M.B. recognized by a label that for decades has been historical in providing a solid foundation and support-mechanism for their individual artists to flourish, within the realms of extreme music. Peaceville’s acknowledgment of T.O.M.B.’s authentic approach and past accomplishments is extremely exciting, and we are completely grateful to be granted the opportunity to be a part of such a professional and prestigious label.”

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Exist Immortal Posts “Follow Alone” Music Video

London 5-piece metal band Exist Immortal has unveiled a video for new single “Follow Alone,” taken from brand new album “Breathe,” which is due out October 28th.

The video was shot at Lee Quarry in Lancashire and sees the band performing on the edge of a cliff face, overlooking the vast caverns below. Cut between floor shots and aerial drone footage, “Follow Alone” can be seen in the YouTube clip below. The album’s new track listing is as follows:

1. Saviour
2. In Hindsight
3. Invisible Lines
4. Misconduct
5. Follow Alone
6. Erode
7. Escape
8. Lucid
9. Breathe
10. Release
11. Chi

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Minotaur Head Releasing Self-Titled Album

War Anthem Records is proud to present the self-titled debut album from Minotaur Head. The band was formed by Rogga Johansson (Paganizer, Revolting, Demiurg, etc.) and Bob Bagchus (ex-Asphyx, Grand Supreme Blood Court and Soulburn).

The idea was simple: make the heaviest music possible within the world of lethal doom. The band’s new self-titled album is due to drop on October 21st, 2016 and features the following track listing:

1. Drowning Life
2. Hidden Death in the Permawinter
3. A Monument to Humanity
4. Only Lads for the Slaughter
5. A World Without Man
6. Mundane Treasures
7. Realm Of Filth

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Opeth Announces NY, London, and Sydney Live Shows

Opeth will release 12th studio album, “Sorceress,” on September 30th via the band’s imprint label Moderbolaget Records alongside Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

In celebration of this release, the band has planned special shows at historic venues around the world, including Radio City Music Hall in New York on October 1st, Wembley Arena in London on November 19th and the famed Sydney Opera House on February 6th, 2017.

These memorable performances also celebrate the recent release of Opeth’s “Deliverance & Damnation” box set, featuring the classic 2002 and 2003 records as one complete work as originally intended.

Opeth will be performing music from the upcoming album as well as fan favorite cuts from the band’s celebrated catalog and closing the shows with a special set featuring material from “Deliverance & Damnation.” Mikael Akerfeldt comments:

“We’re getting pumped up for the coming ‘Sorceress’ world tour. We have 3 shows scheduled that are quite out of the ordinary due to their legendary status and location. The SSE Wembley Arena in London/UK. Radio City Music Hall in New York/USA, and the famous Sydney Opera House/Australia.

“These three shows will be completely unique in terms of songs, spanning over 2 separate set lists. We’ll pull out songs from our back catalogue and mix it up with newer stuff during the first set. The 2nd set will consist of songs exclusively from the ‘Deliverance/Damnation’ records, that was just celebrated with a re-release combo package by the newly revived Music For Nations label.

“So it’s a little bit of a celebration indeed! We’ll only play this set list 3 times on the whole world tour, so if you miss it, you’ll have missed it. Of course all other shows will be treated with the same amount of respect and we’ll chisel out a nice diverse set list spanning over our entire career for every single show during the tours. We very much hope to see you there!”

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