Kublai Khan & Left Behind Announce December Mini-Tour

Kublai Khan and Left Behind will be out on a mini-tour this December. The trek will hit the following stops:

12/18 Sprintfield, MO – Outland Ballroom
12/19 St. Louis, MO – Sinkhole
12/20 Indianapolis, IN – Hoosier Dome
12/21 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre (‘Snowed In‘) (no Left Behind)

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Chimaira To Reunite This December For Show At Agora Theater

Chimaira are to reunite this December following a three-year hiatus. The band have uploaded a single image to Mark Hunter’s Facebook confirming that the classic lineup from The Impossibility of Reason and Resurrection will be reuniting later this year. This comes only three months after news that drummer Andols Herrick was hospitalized for a severe illness.

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The band are scheduled to play their first reunion show at the Agora Theater on December 30 in Cleveland, Ohio. Tickets are currently not available. No further shows have been confirmed.

Andols Herrick is slated to take part in the reunion. This marks the first reunion of the classic lineup since 2010.

Addition information will be covered as more information becomes available.

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Bat Taking Flight For U.S. Tour Dates

Filth-bangin’ heavy metal squadron Bat will be doing a short run of American tour dates to coincide with the group’s appearance at Hells Headbangers’ “Hells Headbash – Part 2” festival, set for September 4 – 6 in Cleveland, Ohio at the Agora Theater and Ballroom.

Bat is touring in support of the 7″ release “Cruel Discipline – available for streaming in its entirety below. Catch Bat taking flight on these dates:

September 3 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
September 4 – Cleveland, OH @ Hells Headbash at The Agora (4:35 pm set time)
September 5 – Chicago, IL @ The Beat Kitchen
September 6 – Pittsburgh PA @ The Smiling Moose

Says vocalist/guitarist Ryan Waste, “We’ve been dying to get on the road and rip through some of these new songs from our upcoming full-length on Hells Headbangers. Bat is fresh out of the studio, so we are primed and ready. We’re ready to rage at Headbash and annihilate Richmond, Chicago, and Pittsburgh along the way!”

Cruel Discipline by BAT

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Destruktor Posts New Songs “Priestiality” And “Besieged”

Destruktor is streaming the tracks “Priestiality” and “Besieged” online, which both hail from the band’s second album, “Opprobrium,” set for international release on July 24th via Hells Headbangers. A statement from founding vocalist/guitarist Glenn Destruktor reads:

“We believe we have shown once again why Rome wasn’t built in a day. ‘Opprobrium’ stems from many years of dedication, and was recorded with our longest-standing and strongest lineup to date. The small circle that has been subjected to our ‘Opprobrium’ believe it a step up from anything we have done before, and it would be very hard for us to disagree.

“Clearly a Destruktor release, ‘Opprobrium’ sticks to the formula of the past with total aggression, darkness, heaviness, and riff after riff of extreme metal that clearly sticks to the traditions of those long before. ‘Opprobrium’ is finally ready for release, and we are looking forward to smashing cunts live, and on your stereo with our new hymns of desecration!”

In other Destruktor news, the band is slated to play a first-ever U.S. show at Hells Headbangers’ “Hells Headbash – Part 2” festival, set for September 4-6 in Cleveland, Ohio at the Agora Theater and Ballroom.

The new album’s track listing is:

1. Priestality
2. Besieged
3. Tyrants Condemnation
4. Immaculate Deception
5. Blood Poison
6. Eradication
7. Forever the Blood Shall Flow

Opprobrium by DESTRUKTOR

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From Another Planet Kicking Off Summer Tour Dates

Prog metal breakout From Another Planet will kick off headlining summer tour dates tomorrow June 19th in Cleveland, Ohio at the Agora Ballroom. Extinction Level Event and Naming Nations will also support the headliner on select dates.

From Another Planet is touring all summer in support of recently released debut album, “An Ever-Changing Perspective,” which is available for streaming below.

6/19 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
6/20 Reynoldsville, PA – Fox’s Pizza Den
6/21 Levittown, NY – Mr. Beery’s
6/24 Winston-Salem, NC – Ziggy’s Tavern
6/25 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
6/26 Chattanooga, TN – The Warehouse
6/27 Ringgold, GA – Cloud Springs Deli
6/28 Clarksville, TN – The Warehouse
6/29 London, KY – The Event Place

An Ever-Changing Perspective by From Another Planet

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Shadow Kingdom Records Announces Shadow Kingdom Riot

Shadow Kingdom Records is proud to announce its first label showcase, set to take place September 3rd, 2015 at Cleveland, Ohio’s Agora Ballroom.

Dubbed the Shadow Kingdom Riot, the special event will spotlight the label’s eclectic roster of heavy metal acts, from new signings such as Venomous Maximus and Tombstalker to bands that date back to the label’s launch in 2007, like Maryland’s Iron Man. Tickets for the Shadow Kingdom Riot are $15 and are on sale now at this location.

The showcase is presented in part with Shadow Kingdom’s sister label, Hells Headbangers and that label’s second 3-day annual anniversary fest, Hells Headbash (see details here), slated for September 4-6, also at the Agora Ballroom. Metal fans who purchase a 3 day pass to the Hell’s Headbash event will receive FREE admission to the Shadow Kingdom Riot show on September 3, as part of the package. the lineup is:

6 PM: TOMBSTALKER (Black/Death Metal)
7 PM: TEMPLE OF VOID (Doom / Death Metal)
8 PM: COVEN (Classic Heavy / Doom Metal)
9 PM: NIGHT MAGIC (aka HOUR OF 13 / Doom Metal)
10 PM: IRON MAN (Doom Metal)
11 PM: VENOMOUS MAXIMUS (Dark Heavy Metal)

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Chimaira Announces Annual Christmas Show

Cleveland’s Chimaira has announced the band’s annual Christmas event on Saturday December 21st at the Agora Theater in Cleveland, OH. Frontman Mark Hunter weighs in on the event:

“It’s the most heaviest time of the year. We’re honored to present the 14th annual Chimaira Christmas at the legendary Cleveland Agora. It’s the absolute best way to end the year and we’re pumped to head-bang through the holidays with you once again. See you there!”

This will be the band’s 14th year hosting the event and will encompass two stages in both the Agora Theater and Ballroom, with a “fan appreciation” ticket price of $10. Keep an eye on the band’s official Facebook page for fresh details including supporting acts.

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Chimaira Announces Annual Christmas Show

Cleveland’s Chimaira has announced the band’s annual Christmas event on Saturday December 21st at the Agora Theater in Cleveland, OH. Frontman Mark Hunter weighs in on the event:

“It’s the most heaviest time of the year. We’re honored to present the 14th annual Chimaira Christmas at the legendary Cleveland Agora. It’s the absolute best way to end the year and we’re pumped to head-bang through the holidays with you once again. See you there!”

This will be the band’s 14th year hosting the event and will encompass two stages in both the Agora Theater and Ballroom, with a “fan appreciation” ticket price of $10. Keep an eye on the band’s official Facebook page for fresh details including supporting acts.

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HolyHell Announces New Drummer, Offers Free Song "Revelations (Live"

New York metal band HolyHell announced that drummer John Macaluso, who played with the band in the recent performances on the Manowar Battle Hymns 2011 Tour, has joined the band as a permanent member. The announcement reads:

“In celebration of our latest addition to the band, John Macaluso, we are giving you a FREE download of one of our first live appearances together.

“Macaluso first played with us in March 2011 during sold-out shows in Worcester, MA and Cleveland, OH, and the energy was so amazing you can hear it effortlessly in the performances. We want to share this experience with all of our fans!

Go to www.facebook.com/holyhell and get your free live version of ‘Revelations’ from our album ‘HolyHell’ NOW.

Go to the tab “HolyHell” on the left side of the screen and download the song that was recorded live at the Agora, Cleveland on March 12, 2011.

And tell all your friends to do the same! Thank you all for your constant support! You are the greatest!”

The band also announced: “We are currently working on our new album, and the energy in the studio is amazing. Getting ready for great things in 2012!

Don’t miss HolyHell live this November 18, at the Dublin Pub New Hyde Park, Long Island, NY and November 19, at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ.”

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