Neck of the Woods Announce Updated North American Tour Dates

Vancouver, BC’s progressive tech death metallers Neck of the Woods have issued an update of North American tour dates in support of their debut album “The Passenger” released last September via Basick Records. The debut album was recorded at Rain City Recorders and produced by Stu McKillop and the band, with art direction by vocalist Jeff Radomsky and layout design by Kevin Moore at Soft Surrogate. The nine-track offering truly captures the band’s crushing blend of progressive, death-inspired, technical, and groove-laden metal.

Guitarist Dave Carr comments: “We can’t wait to hit the road and make some new friends. Being from Ontario myself, I’m personally very excited to bring this band back to where I grew up and play the circuit. This is a huge opportunity to get our music out to a whole new fan base, especially with the US dates. We’re ready to hit the road and show everyone what NOTW is all about!”

Vocalist Jeff Radomsky adds: “We’re all looking forward to playing for a ton of new audiences across Canada and the Eastern U.S.. We’ll be branching into so many new areas, most of which I’ve never traveled to! Save the date, this tour will be one you won’t forget!”

“The Passenger” is available digitally through Basick Records and on physical CD through the band’s Bandcamp page.

Music Video – “You’ll Always Look The Same To Me”:

Here are the latest Neck of the Woods North American Tour Dates:

April 12 – Seattle, WA – Funhouse
April 13 – Tacoma, WA – Real Art
April 14 – Olympia, WA – McCoy’s Tavern
April 20 – Regina, SK – The German Club
April 21 – Winnipeg, MB – The Windsor Hotel
April 22 – Thunder Bay, ON – Black Pirates Pub
April 25 – Sault Ste. Marie, ON – TBA
April 26 – North Bay, ON – White Water Gallery
April 27 – Guelph, ON – Dstrct
April 28 – Toronto, ON – Coalition
April 29 – Windsor, ON – Windsor Beer Exchange
May 2 – Owen Sound, ON – The H2O Lounge
May 3 – Ottawa, ON – Cafe Dekcuf
May 4 – Montreal, QC – Piranha Bar
May 5 – Drummondville, QC – Pub Hariot
May 6 – Quebec City, QC – TBA
May 8 – Manchester, NH – Bungalow Bar
May 9 – Brooklyn, NY – Gold Sound
May 10 – Lemoyne, PA – The Champ
May 11 – Detroit, MI – The Ritz
May 12 – Peoria, IL – The Rail II
May 13 – Barrington, IL – Penny Road Pub
May 14 – Beach Park, IL – Hattrix
May 15 – Minneapolis, MN – Opinion Brew Co.
May 17 – Saskatoon, SK – Black Cat Tavern
May 18 – Edmonton , AB – The Starlite Room
May 19 – Red Deer, AB – The Vat
May 20 – Calgary, AB – Broken City

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Shadow Woods Metal Fest Announces Dates and Line Up for 2018

The dark side is strong with this fourth edition of Shadow Woods Metal Fest. Headliners include Uada, Tombs and Xasthur.

Here are the daily line ups.

Thursday:

Xasthur – doomgrass, folk rock (Los Angeles, CA)
On The Water – strange folk (Philadelphia)
Goblin Hovel – metal folk (NY/PA)
Skulsyr – occult noise (Doylestown, PA)
Jerome Deppe and Miss Elizabeth’s All-Girl Band – folk ballads of the damned (Baltimore, MD)
Bound For The Ground – the devil’s blues supergroup with members of Grave Gnosis, The Owls Are Not What They Seem, and Cultic (GA/FL/PA)
Earendel – acoustic folk duo (Baltimore)

Friday:

Tombs – post metal (NYC)
Rozamov – psyche-tinged grueling doom (Boston)
Heavy Temple – Hard Fuzz, Psych and Doom (Philadelphia)
Barishi – Gritty Progressive Metal (Brattleboro, VT)
Aether Realm – Viking folk metal (Greenville, NC)
Destroyer of Light – doom and roll (Austin, TX)
Electropathic – doom hard rock with members from several foundational Maryland doom groups (Wheaton, MD)
Husbandry – Fugazi meets Aaliyah (NYC)
God Root – ritualistic sludge (Philadelphia)
Dysfigure – modern heavy metal (Martinsburg, WV)
Windfaerer – extreme aural entity (New Jersey)
Witch Hazel – occult rock and roll/doom (York, PA)
Forest of Legend – doom/stoner/sludge (Virginia Beach, VA)
Hepatagua – sludge/doom/thrash (Boston)
Flummox – nongenre specific doomy metal (Murfreesboro, TN)
Ferus Din – black metal and flutes (Buffalo, NY)
Haze Mage – stoner metal (Baltimore)
Malphas – progressive blackened melodeath (Philadelphia)

Saturday:

Uada – black metal (Portland, OR)
Cloak – black and roll (Atlanta, GA)
Panzerfaust – black metal (Toronto, ON)
Voarm – black metal (Richmond, VA)
Imperial Triumphant – black metal (NYC)
Athame – black metal (MD/WV)
Hubris – black metal (Buffalo, NY)
Enthauptung – atmospheric black metal (Rochester, NY)
A Sound of Thunder – traditional/NWOBHM heavy metal (DC/VA)
Bound By The Grave – death metal (Baltimore)
Destroying Angel – dark folk rock (Philadelphia)
All Hell – black and roll (Asheville, NC)
Black Mass – death thrash (Boston)
Hexxus – sludge metal (Birmingham, AL)
Replicant – death metal (NJ)
Tyrannis – death metal (Radford, VA)
Sluagh – progressive metal (Martinsburg, WV)
Sickdeer – death metal (DC)

Here is what you need to know.

When: Sept 20-22, 2018. Thursday night features primarily acoustic, folk and ritual noise from 6 p.m. until 11 pm. Friday and Saturday showcases rock and metal bands from noon until 11 pm each day. It takes place at Harpers Ferry Adventure Center (HFAC) located at 37410 Adventure Center Lane in Purcellville, VA 20132, situated in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains at the confluence of the Shenandoah and the Potomac rivers.

Tickets are on sale now. A full weekend event pass is $130. Day passes for Thursday are $30; Friday and Saturday passes are $60 each. (Important note: Tent camping and cabin are not included in the tickets. Reservations must be made directly through the HFAC and you must request the Shadow Woods group rate. The venue is requesting that attendees hold off on reserving sites for the time being until a system can be put in place for managing this.)

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(hed)p.e. Summer/Fall U.S. Tour Announced

(hed)p.e. announce an extensive late summer/early fall U.S. run that will take them across the country. Support acts for the tour have yet to be announced. You can find the dates below:

08/25 Waterloo, IA – Spicoli’s
08/26 Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
08/27 Springfield, MO – Outland Ballroom
08/28 St. Louis, MO – The Fubar
08/29 Merriam, KS – Aftershock
08/30 Wichita, KS – The Elbow Room
08/31 Tulsa, OK – The Shrine
09/01 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street Collective
09/02 Altus, OK – Red River Music Hall
09/04 Flagstaff, AZ – Green Room
09/05 Tempe, AZ – Club Red
09/06 Las Vegas, NV – Dive Bar
09/07 San Francisco, CA – Thee Parkside
09/08 Temecula, CA – The Boiler Room
09/09 Colton, CA – The Hub
09/10 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
09/11 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
09/12 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
09/13 Jerome, ID – Diamondz Event Center
09/14 Salt Lake City, UT – Liquid Joe’s
09/15 Denver, CO – Hermans Hideaway
09/16 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios
09/17 Omaha, NE – Lookout Lounge
09/18 Sioux Falls, SD – Icon Lounge
09/19 St. Cloud, MN – Red Carpet
09/20 Duluth, MN – The Red Herring
09/21 Minneapolis, MN – Lee’s Liquor Lounge
09/22 Arlington Heights, IL – Home Bar
09/23 Belvedere, IL – Apollo Theater
09/24 Ft. Wayne, IN – Pierre’s
09/25 Madison, WI – The Annex
09/26 Joliet, IL – The Forge
09/27 Toledo, OH – Frankies
09/28 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
09/29 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
09/30 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
10/01 Amityville, NY – Revolution Bar And Music Hall
10/02 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
10/03 Reading, PA – Reverb
10/04 Halethorpe, MD – Fish Head Cantina
10/05 Teaneck, NJ – Debonair Music Hall
10/06 Fayetteville, NC – The Drunk Horse
10/07 Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall
10/08 Orlando, FL – The Haven
10/09 West Palm Beach, FL – Respectables
10/10 Ybor City, FL – Crowbar
10/11 New Orleans, LA – Southport Music Hall
10/12 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
10/13 Tyler, TX – Clicks
10/14 San Antonio, TX – Rock Box
10/15 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
10/16 Dallas, TX – Trees
10/17 Lubbock, TX – Jakes Sports Bar
10/18 Tucson, AZ – The Rock
10/19 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
10/20 West Hollywood, CA – Whisky A Go Go
10/21 Long Beach, CA – Gaslamp

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Neck Of The Woods North American Tour Announced

Vancouver, BC’s progressive tech death metallers NECK OF THE WOODS announce North American tour dates in support of their debut album “The Passenger” released last September via Basick Records. The debut album was recorded at Rain City Recorders and produced by Stu McKillop and the band, with art direction by vocalist Jeff Radomsky and layout design by Kevin Moore at Soft Surrogate. The nine-track offering truly captures the band’s crushing blend of progressive, death-inspired, technical, and groove-laden metal.

Guitarist Dave Carr comments:

“We can’t wait to hit the road and make some new friends. Being from Ontario myself, I’m personally very excited to bring this band back to where I grew up and play the circuit. This is a huge opportunity to get our music out to a whole new fan base, especially with the US dates. We’re ready to hit the road and show everyone what NOTW is all about!”

Vocalist Jeff Radomsky adds:

“We’re all looking forward to playing for a ton of new audiences across Canada and the Eastern U.S.. We’ll be branching into so many new areas, most of which I’ve never traveled to! Save the date, this tour will be one you won’t forget!”

NECK OF THE WOODS – North American Tour Dates

April 12 – Seattle, WA – Funhouse
April 13 – Tacoma, WA – Real Art
April 14 – Olympia, WA – McCoy’s Tavern
April 20 – Regina, SK – The German Club
April 21 – Winnipeg, MB – The Windsor Hotel
April 22 – Thunder Bay, ON – Black Pirates Pub
April 25 – Sault Ste. Marie, ON – TBA
April 26 – North Bay, ON – White Water Gallery
April 27 – Guelph, ON – Dstrct
April 28 – Toronto, ON – Coalition
April 29 – Windsor, ON – Windsor Beer Exchange
May 2 – Owen Sound, ON – The H2O Lounge
May 3 – Ottawa, ON – Cafe Dekcuf
May 4 – Montreal, QC – Piranha Bar
May 5 – Drummondville, QC – Pub Hariot
May 6 – Quebec City, QC – TBA
May 8 – Manchester, NH – Bungalow Bar
May 9 – Brooklyn, NY – Gold Sound
May 10 – Lemoyne, PA – The Champ
May 11 – Detroit, MI – The Ritz
May 12 – Peoria, IL – The Rail II
May 13 – Barrington, IL – Penny Road Pub
May 14 – Beach Park, IL – Hattrix
May 15 – Minneapolis, MN – Opinion Brew Co.
May 17 – Saskatoon, SK – Black Cat Tavern
May 18 – Edmonton , AB – The Starlite Room
May 19 – Red Deer, AB – The Vat
May 20 – Calgary, AB – Broken City

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Xaon To Embark On Major January U.S. Tour

2017 saw Swiss group Xaon release their acclaimed album The Drift and 2018 looks set to be another mega year with the boys kicking it off in style with a 21 date tour in the US starting on January 24th and running through to mid-February. In Spring, Xaon also have confirmed dates in Japan and plan to tour in Europe over the summer months.

Full 2018 U.S. Tour Dates:

Jan 24 | Club X | Salt Lake City, UT
Jan 25 | Herman’s Hideaway | Denver, CO
Jan 26 | Sunshine Studios Live | Colorado Springs, CO
Jan 27 | Jake’s Backroom | Lubbock, TX
Jan 28 | Gas Monkey | Dallas, TX
Jan 30 | Limelight | San Antonio, TX
Feb 01 | Dirty Dog Bar | Austin, TX
Feb 02 | Diamond Jim’s Saloon | Arlington, TX
Feb 03 | El Hop Shop | Harlingen, TX
Feb 05 | Club Red | Phoenix, AZ
Feb 06 | The Green Room | Flagstaff, AZ
Feb 07 | Beauty Bar | Las Vegas, NV
Feb 08 | Blacklight District | Long Beach, CA
Feb 09 | Viper Room | West Hollywood, CA
Feb 10 | Tilted Turtle | Modesto, CA
Feb 11 | Holy Diver | Sacramento, CA
Feb 12 | The School Of Rock | Elk Grove, CA
Feb 13 | Johnny B’s | Medford, OR
Feb 15 | Rock Hard PDX | Portland, OR
Feb 16 | The Road House | Spokane, WA
Feb 17 | El Corazon | Seattle, WA

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Revised Dates For 2018 ‘Vans Warped Tour’ Announced

“Vans Warped Tour” founder Kevin Lyman announces some date changes for the routing of the upcoming farewell run of the tour. The lineup for this year’s edition is expected to be revealed on March 01. Revised stops include Cuyahoga Falls, Cincinnati, Atlanta and Charlotte. Check out the updated schedule below:

06/21 Pomona, CA
06/22 San Diego, CA
06/23 Mountain View, CA
06/24 Ventura, CA
06/26 Phoenix, AZ
06/29 Las Vegas, NV
06/30 Salt Lake City, UT
07/01 Denver, CO
07/03 St. Louis, MO
07/05 Bonner Springs, KS
07/06 Dallas, TX
07/07 San Antonio, TX
07/08 Houston, TX
07/10 Nashville, TN
07/12 Virginia Beach, VA
07/13 Camden, NJ
07/14 Holmdel, NJ
07/15 Hartford, CT
07/16 Pittsburgh, PA
07/17 Toronto, ON
07/18 Cuyahoga Falls, OH
07/19 Cincinnati, OH
07/20 Detroit, MI
07/21 Chicago, IL
07/22 Minneapolis, MN
07/23 Milwaukee, WI
07/24 Indianapolis, IN
07/25 Darien Center, NY
07/26 Scranton, PA
07/27 Mansfield, MA
07/28 Wantagh, NY
07/29 Columbia, MD
07/31 Atlanta, GA
08/02 Charlotte, NC
08/03 Orlando, FL
08/04 Tampa, FL
08/05 West Palm Beach, FL

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Mortiferum Announces West Coast Tour & Vinyl Release Of “Altar Of Decay” Demo

Profound Lore Records has announced a collaboration with new US death metal band Mortiferum, hailing from Olympia, Washington. The label will begin the conspiracy with the release the band’s 2017 Altar Of Decay demo, one of the most praised death metal demos of the year, on limited edition vinyl on January 12th, in conjunction with a West Coast tour with their cohorts in Seattle-based Fetid.

Stream Mortiferum’s Altar Of Decay below:

Altar of Decay by MORTIFERUM

Mortiferum West Coast Tour w/ Fetid:
1/17/2018 Cryptatropa – Olympia, WA w/ Acephalix, Scolex
1/18/2018 Highline – Seattle, WA w/ Acephalix, Scolex
1/19/2018 Tonic Lounge – Portland, OR w/ Acephalix, Scolex
1/20/2018 Golden Bull – Oakland, CA w/ Acephalix, Scolex
1/22/2018 The Garth – Las Vegas, NV
1/23/2018 Cottage House – Flagstaff, AZ
1/24/2018 The Cave – Santa Fe, NM
1/25/2018 Reno’s Chop Shop – Dallas, TX
1/26/2018 White Swan – Houston, TX
1/27/2018 Lost Well – Austin, TX
1/28/2018 Apt. 512 – El Paso, TX
1/29/2018 Master’s Chambers – Phoenix, AZ
1/30/2018 Til-Two Club – San Diego, CA
1/31/2018 Que Sera – Long Beach, CA
2/01/2018 Resident – Los Angeles, CA
2/02/2018 Blue Lagoon – Santa Cruz, CA
2/03/2018 First Church Of The Buzzard – Oakland, CA

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Wvrm To Embark On December Tour Supporting “Can You Hear The Wind Howl” EP

Greenville, South Carolina-based outfit Wvrm has announced a run of North American December tour dates supporting their newly unleashed EP, “Can You Hear The Wind Howl”.

Deploying six track­s in barely nine minutes, Wvrm’s “Can You Hear The Wind Howl” is a brutally-charged and volatile display of metallic grindcore unrest. Wvrm’s caustic tones, belittling percussion, and searing vocals coalesce into an onslaught fans of Dead In The Dirt, The Drip, Torch Runner, and similar acts should not pass by. Can You Hear The Wind Howl was recorded at Converse Rubber Tracks, engineered and mixed by Kurt Ballou (Converge, Black Breath, Sect), mastered by Brad Boatright (Integrity, All Pigs Must Die, Nails), completed with artwork by Searing Limb, and released in late September through To Live A Lie Records.

Wvrm’s “Can You Hear The Wind Howl” can be streamed in its entirety below:

Can You Hear The Wind Howl by WVRM

Check out all dates below:

WVRM w/ Funeral Chic:
12/02/2017 The Milestone – Charlotte, NC
12/03/2017 That 70s House – Nashville, TN
12/04/2017 Poor Boys – New Orleans, LA
12/05/2017 The Lost Well – Austin, TX
12/06/2017 Rockhouse Bar – El Paso, TX
12/07/2017 The Rogue Bar – Scottsdale, AZ
12/08/2017 Til Two – San Diego, CA
12/09/2017 Mi Pueblito Bar – Tijuana, MX
12/10/2017 For The Children 2017 – Los Angeles, CA [info]
12/11/2017 Blacklight District Lounge – Long Beach, CA
12/13/2017 Beauty Bar – Las Vegas, NV
12/14/2017 Burt’s Tiki Lounge – Albuquerque, NM
12/15/2017 Reno’s Chop Shop – Dallas, TX
12/16/2017 Vino’s – Little Rock, AR
12/17/2017 Rockhouse Live Midtown – Memphis, TN
12/18/2017 The Earl – Atlanta, GA

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Omotai Provides Song For Harvey Benefit Compilation

While the band’s hometown struggles to clear the carnage left by Hurricane Harvey, Houston-based Omotai has provided a new track to a benefit compilation to help the community rebuild.

“Making Waves: A Benefit Compilation For Those Affected By Hurricane Harvey” is available digitally at Bandcamp, featuring fifteen Houston artists including Football, etc., Cool Moon, Vodi, Ruiners, The Wheel Workers, Astragal, Dollie Barnes, Greg Cote & The Real Life Friends, Tee Vee, Lace, El Lago, Miears, Fight Me, and Rose Ette.

Omotai provides the track “A Cruel Weight, Thy Wound,” which can be heard below. All proceeds from the sales of this album will be donated directly to United Way Of Greater Houston’s Hurricane Relief Fund.

Omotai bassist/vocalist Melissa Lonchambon Ryan offers, “This storm was completely unfathomable, and I’ve been through a lot of hurricanes. Some of the first-person accounts I’ve read will haunt me for a long time. For a lot of people here, it will be difficult and take a long time to get back to some kind of normalcy or get close to replacing what was lost. But I was astounded by the response of regular people here that stepped up and rescued and helped others.”

Making Waves: A Benefit Compilation For Those Affected By Hurricane Harvey by Omotai

Omotai has also booked a run of tour dates across the western half of the country surrounding the release of “A Ruined Oak.” From September 29th through October 14th the band will run a counter-clockwise trail out to the West Coast and back, with the final venues being locked up now.

9/29/2017 Sunshine Bar – Arlington, TX
9/30/2017 The Blue Note – Oklahoma City, OK
10/01/2017 Streets Of London – Denver, CO
10/03/2017 TBA – Kalispell, MT
10/04/2017 Mootsy’s Tavern – Spokane, WA
10/05/2017 The Black Lodge – Seattle, WA
10/06/2017 Le Voyeur – Olympia, WA
10/07/2017 Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor – Reno, NV
10/08/2017 Hemlock Tavern – San Francisco, CA
10/09/2017 Blacklight District Lounge – Long Beach, CA
10/10/2017 TBA – San Diego, CA
10/11/2017 Yucca Tap Room – Phoenix, AZ
10/12/2017 Burt’s Tiki Lounge – Albuquerque, NM
10/13/2017 Depot District Oyster Bar – Lubbock, TX
10/14/2017 Faust – San Antonio, TX

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Motorhead Releasing “Under Cöver” Album

One thing Lemmy Kilmister, Phil Campbell, and Mikkey Dee liked to do throughout their years together in Motorhead was grab a favorite song by another artist and give it a good old fashioned Motörheading. To run them through the Motörizer, if you will.

In celebration of some of those finest moments, the band will release “Under Cöver,” a collection which will include the previously unreleased version of David Bowie’s timeless classic “Heroes.” Recorded during the “Bad Magic” sessions in 2015 by Cameron Webb, this was one of the last songs the band members recorded together.

“It’s such a great Bowie song, one of his best, and I could only see great things coming out of it from us, and so it proved to be,” says Phil Campbell, “and Lemmy ended up loving our version.”

“He was very, very proud of it,” says Mikkey Dee, “not only because it turned out so well but because it was fun! Which is what projects like this should be – fun!”

1. Breaking the Law (Produced by Cameron Webb) 2008
2. God Save the Queen (Produced by Bob Kulick and Bruce Bouillet) 2000
3. Heroes (Produced by Cameron Webb) 2015
4. Starstruck (Produced by Cameron Webb) 2014
5. Cat Scratch Fever (Produced by Peter Solley) 1992
6. Jumpin’ Jack Flash (Produced by Bob Kulick and Bruce Bouillet) 2001
7. Sympathy for the Devil (Produced by Cameron Webb) 2015
8. Hellraiser (Produced by Billy Sherwood) 1992
9. Rockaway Beach (Mixed by Cameron Webb) 2002
10.Shoot ‘Em Down (Produced by Bob Kulick and Bruce Bouillet) 2001
11. Whiplash (Produced by Bruce Bouillet and Bob Kulick) 2005

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