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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MetalDays Tolmin Festival: Latest Infos About 2017 Edition’s Running Order & Much More

The running order for MetalDays’ 2017 edition has been published today on the festival’s official website. Do you want to know when your favorite bands will be playing there and how to prepare yourself best for the party season? Well, you can now check it out on the day-by-day line-up page of the website. Please note that this running order is preliminary and may be subject to changes in the near future.

The new map of the festival’s location has also been made available to the public. You can take note of all the changes and details by clicking here. Let us remind you that a third stage called “New Forces Stage” will make its appearance for the first time in 2017! Besides, the festival team decided to renew the project of installing a camp reserved for the single girls attending the event, among other things.

Everything there is to know about the transportation facilities that will be set up on this special occasion, from travel coaches to airport shuttles and luggage transfers, is explained on the festival’s Official Facebook page.

To sum it up: in 2017, MetalDays will be more enjoyable than ever before! There aren’t many tickets left, so make sure to get yours before they are all gone! You can purchase them at the following address and choose between several 1-day, 3-day or full week formulas at your convenience: HERE

See you on the beach in Tolmin!

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MetalDays Tolmin Festival: Latest Infos About 2017 Edition’s Running Order & Much More

The running order for MetalDays’ 2017 edition has been published today on the festival’s official website. Do you want to know when your favorite bands will be playing there and how to prepare yourself best for the party season? Well, you can now check it out on the day-by-day line-up page of the website. Please note that this running order is preliminary and may be subject to changes in the near future.

The new map of the festival’s location has also been made available to the public. You can take note of all the changes and details by clicking here. Let us remind you that a third stage called “New Forces Stage” will make its appearance for the first time in 2017! Besides, the festival team decided to renew the project of installing a camp reserved for the single girls attending the event, among other things.

Everything there is to know about the transportation facilities that will be set up on this special occasion, from travel coaches to airport shuttles and luggage transfers, is explained on the festival’s Official Facebook page.

To sum it up: in 2017, MetalDays will be more enjoyable than ever before! There aren’t many tickets left, so make sure to get yours before they are all gone! You can purchase them at the following address and choose between several 1-day, 3-day or full week formulas at your convenience: HERE

See you on the beach in Tolmin!

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Dope Announces “The Monster High” Tour Dates With (HED)Pe

The industrial metal veterans from Dope are teaming with G-punk innovators (HED)Pe to announce “The Monster High” tour 2017 with metal rockers Ill Niño on select dates.

“I’m really excited about this tour” says Edsel Dope. “We have never done a proper USA Tour with (HED)Pe, or Ill Niño, so this should be a really cool experience for the fans and for all of us…Me and Jared from Hed Pe are already talking about doing some collaborations before and during the tour…

“We’ve continued to add to our production to each and every tour. The show is almost out of hand at this point. I am anticipating that this will be the last Dope tour for a little while. Once it is over, I want to focus on finishing up the next Dope album before we hit the road again…I am looking forward to seeing of our fans and friends out there this fall…”

Jared Gomes adds: “Hell yea brother! Me and Edsel are gonna bring one hell of a party to your city, so y’all can bring the weed.”

The Monster High Tour 2017 Dates:
09/09 @ Blue Ridge Rock Festival – Lynchburg, VA *
10/03 @ Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA
10/04 @ Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
10/05 @ El Corazon – Seattle , WA
10/06 @ Diamondz Event Center – Jerome,ID
10/07 @ Liquid Joes – Salt Lake City, UT
10/08 @ Herman’s Hideaway – Denver, CO
10/09 @ Lookout Lounge – Omaha, NE
10/10 @ The Reverb / Spicoli’s – Waterloo, IA
10/11 @ The Annex – Madison, WI
10/12 @ The Forge – Joliet, IL
10/13 @ The Machine Shop – Flint , MI
10/15 @ The Agora – Cleveland, OH
10/16 @ Diesel – Pittsburgh, PA
10/17 @ Evening Star Concert Hall – Niagra Falls, NY
10/18 @ Fish Head Cantina – Halethorpe, MD
10/19 @ Claddagh – Lawrence, MA *
10/20 @ Whiskey Barrel – Laconia, NH *
10/21 @ Fete Ballroom – Providence, RI *
10/22 @ The Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ *
10/23 @ The Reverb – Reading, PA *
10/24 @ Arizona Pete’s – Greensboro, NC
10/25 @ 1904 Music Hall – Jacksonville, FL
10/26 @ The Abbey – Orlando, FL
10/27 @ Kelsey Theater – West Palm Beach, FL
10/28 @ Orpheum – Tampa, FL
10/30 @ Scout Bar – Houston, TX
10/31 @ St. Fitzgerald’s – San Antonio, TX
11/01 @ Trees – Dallas, TX
11/02 @ Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
11/03 @ The Coliseum – Lawton, OK
11/04 @ Sunshine Studios – Colorado Springs, CO
11/05 @ Top Deck – Farmington, NM
11/06 @ Marquis Theatre – Tempe, AZ
11/07 @ Adrenaline – Las Vegas, NV
11/08 @ The Regent – Los Angeles, CA
11/09 @ Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
* Ill Niño Appearing

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