Wacken Metal Battle USA Announce 2018 Band Submissions – One Champion To Play At Wacken Open Air

For over a decade at the world’s largest outdoor metal festival Wacken Open Air, independent metal bands from around the globe have been performing in front of thousands and competing against one another for one to be crowned champion of the world along with winning multiple prizes. For the second year, Wacken Metal Battle USA is returning to America and will be hosting qualifying rounds in select cities across the nation. The national champion of those battles will perform at the 2018 festival taking place from August 2nd – 4th in Wacken, Germany.

American bands interested in participating in the 2018 edition of Metal Battle USA, please apply at the following link:

Wacken Metal Battle USA 2018 Band Submissions
(Submissions open from Nov 20th to Dec 31st, 2017 – 11:59pm EST)

Current cities confirmed:

Philadelphia, New York City, Los Angeles, San Diego. More to be announced.

Last year’s battle saw the best from the Philadelphia and Boston areas, Corpse Hoarder, Goblet, Power Theory, and Upheaval perform in the national final. Crowned champions were Philadelphia’s Corpse Hoarder whom performed a furious set at the 2017 Wacken Open Air.

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Exhumed To Begin US Headlining Tour This Week w/ Arkaik

Gore metal maniacs Exhumed will kick off their US headlining tour this week. Set to begin November 15th and run through December 8th, the trek follows the band’s recent performance at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest. Support will be provided by Arkaik.

Exhumed will be touring in support of latest full-length, “Death Revenge”. Recorded with producer Jarrett Pritchard (Goatwhore, Eternal, Gruesome), Death Revenge takes the band’s signature gore-drenched, death metal mayhem to theatrical and ghastly new depths. “Death Revenge” is out now on CD, LP, deluxe LP with cassette, and digital formats via Relapse Records.

See confirmed dates below:

Exhumed w/ Arkaik:

11/15/2017 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
11/16/2017 The Garage – Ventura, CA
11/18/2017 Beauty Bar Las Vegas, NV
11/19/2017 Green Room – Flagstaff, AZ
11/21/2017 Alamo City Music – San Antonio, TX
11/22/2017 White Oak – Houston, TX
11/24/2017 Club 529 – Atlanta, GA
11/25/2017 Hideaway – Johnson City, TN
11/26/2017 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
11/27/2017 Voltage Lounge – Philadelphia, PA
11/28/2017 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
11/29/2017 Sonia’s – Boston, MA
11/30/2017 Fuzebox – Albany, NY
12/01/2017 Buzzbin – Canton, OH
12/02/2017 Pike Room – Detroit, MI
12/03/2017 Northside Yacht – Cincinnati, OH
12/04/2017 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
12/05/2017 Reggies – Chicago, IL
12/06/2017 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
12/07/2017 Vaudeville Mews -Des Moines, IA
12/08/2017 89th Street – Oklahoma City, OK

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Unsane To Begin North American Tour Supporting “Sterilize” LP This Week

New York City’s Unsane begin a new North American tour in support of their eighth studio full-length album, “Sterilize”, released in September through Southern Lord.

With their intense month-long European tour ending only one week ago, Unsane begins another massive trek which sees them out for over a month on North American soil. The new tour begins this Thursday, December 16th with two consecutive shows in Brooklyn, after which they’ll run a clockwise path of smoldering demolition throughout the US and lower Canada through December 19th, the tour ending in Philadelphia.

Unsane Tour Dates:

11/16/2017 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY w/ Cherubs, Buildings [info]
11/17/2017 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY w/ Cherubs, Plaque Marks [info]
11/18/2017 Ottobar – Baltimore, MD w/ Plaque Marks
11/19/2017 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA w/ Plaque Marks
11/20/2017 The Earl – Atlanta, GA w/ Plaque Marks
11/21/2017 Gasa Gasa – New Orleans, LA w/ Plaque Marks
11/25/2017 Lost Well – Austin, TX w/ Plaque Marks
11/26/2017 Ridglea Lounge – Ft. Worth, TX w/ Plaque Marks
11/28/2017 Club Congress – Tucson, AZ w/ Plaque Marks
11/29/2017 Beauty Bar – Las Vegas, NV w/ Plaque Marks
11/30/2017 Jewel Room at Union – Los Angeles, CA w/ Plaque Marks
12/02/2017 Bottom Of The Hill – San Francisco, CA w/ Plaque Marks
12/04/2017 Old Nick’s – Eugene, OR w/ Plaque Marks
12/05/2017 Highline – Seattle, WA w/ Plaque Marks
12/06/2017 Cobalt – Vancouver, BC w/ Plaque Marks
12/07/2017 Tonic Lounge – Portland, OR w/ Plaque Marks
12/08/2017 Neurolux – Boise, ID w/ Plaque Marks
12/10/2017 Hi Dive – Denver, CO w/ Plaque Marks
12/12/2017 7th St Entry – Minneapolis, MN w/ Big|Brave, Child Bite
12/13/2017 Cactus Club – Milwaukee, WI w/ Big|Brave, Child Bite
12/14/2017 Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH w/ Big|Brave, Child Bite
12/15/2017 Loving Touch – Detroit, MI w/ Big|Brave, Child Bite
12/16/2017 Hard Luck Bar – Toronto, ON w/ Big|Brave, Child Bite
12/17/2017 L’Astral – Montreal, QC w/ Child Bite
12/18/2017 Great Scott – Boston, MA w/ Big|Brave, Child Bite
12/19/2017 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA w/ Big|Brave, Child Bite

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Allegaeon Kicks Off North American Tour With Ne Obliviscaris

Allegaeon kicks off a month-long North American tour supporting Ne Obliviscaris in San Francisco, California. The journey will run through December 4th in Anaheim, California. See all confirmed dates below.

Allegaeon w/ Ne Obliviscaris:

11/02/2017 Whisky A Go Go – Los Angeles, CA
11/03/2017 Beauty Bar – Las Vegas, NV
11/04/2017 Loading Dock – Salt Lake City, UT
11/05/2017 Globe Hall – Denver, CO
11/07/2017 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
11/08/2017 Dante’s – Portland, OR
11/09/2017 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC
11/11/2017 Dickens – Calgary, AB
11/13/2017 Park Theatre – Winnipeg, MB
11/14/2017 Amsterdam – St. Paul, MN
11/16/2017 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
11/17/2017 Foundry – Cleveland, OH
11/18/2017 Mavericks – Ottawa, ON
11/19/2017 Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
11/20/2017 Sonia – Boston, MA
11/22/2017 Le Poisson Rouge – New York, NY
11/24/2017 Blind Tiger – Greensboro, NC
11/25/2017 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
11/26/2017 Haven – Orlando, FL
11/28/2017 Gasa Gasa – New Orleans, LA
11/29/2017 Rail Club – Ft. Worth, TX
11/30/2017 Acadia Live – Houston, TX
12/01/2017 Come & Take It Live – Austin, TX
12/03/2017 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
12/04/2017 Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA

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Kreator Announces North American Co-Headlining Tour With Sabaton

Sabaton and Kreator have announced a North American co-headlining tour together booked for early 2018. Read on for the dates:

02/08 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
02/09 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
02/10 San Francisco, CA – The UC Theater
02/12 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
02/13 Seattle, WA – Showbox
02/14 Vancouver, BC – The Vogue Theater

02/16 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
02/17 Calgary, AB – The Palace
02/19 Boise, ID – Revolution
02/21 Denver, CO – The Gothic Theater
02/22 Kansas City, MO – The Truman
02/23 Minneapolis, MN – The Myth
02/24 Madison, WI – Orpheum
02/26 Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe
02/27 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
03/01 Toronto, ON – The Phoenix
03/02 Montreal, QC – Metropolis
03/03 Boston, MA – House Of Blues
03/04 Huntington, NY – The Paramount Theater
03/06 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
03/07 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
03/08 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
03/09 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
03/10 Tampa, FL – Jannus Landing

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Cattle Decapitation launches “The Prophets of Loss” video

– October 26th, 2017 –

This past summer, Cattle Decapitation embarked on a European trek, during which director Paul McGuire / Obscenery Films (obsceneryfilms.com) travelled with the band and captured behind-the-scenes and live footage. To watch the music video for “The Prophets of Loss”, taken from 2015′s The Anthropocene Extinction, please visit: youtube.com/watch?v=OCsoB8p578Q

Cattle Decapitation is currently headlining the Metalsucks & Exclaim! Aggressive Tendencies Presents “The North American Extinction Tour Part II: Inhuman Beings”, featuring Revocation, Full Of Hell, and Artificial Brain as support. See below for all dates.

Metalsucks & Exclaim! Aggressive Tendencies Presents
“The North American Extinction Tour Part II: Inhuman Beings”
w/ Cattle Decapitation, Revocation, Full Of Hell, Artificial Brain

Oct. 26 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
Oct. 27 – Chicago, IL – Reggies
Oct. 28 – Covington, KY – Madison Live
Oct. 29 – Detroit, MI – Token Lounge
Oct. 31 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
Nov. 1 – Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes Electriques
Nov. 2 – Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
Nov. 3 – Boston, MA – Once Ballroom
Nov. 4 – Philadelphia, PA – Voltage
Nov. 5 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
Nov. 6 – New York, NY – Highline Ballroom
Nov. 8 – Virginia Beach, VA – Shaka’s
Nov. 9 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Nov. 10 – Orlando, FL – The Haven
Nov. 11 – Tampa, FL – Orpheum
Nov. 13 – New Orleans, LA – Southport Music Hall
Nov. 14 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
Nov. 15 – Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live
Nov. 16 – Oklahoma City, OK – 89th St Collective
Nov. 17 – San Antonio, TX – Rock Box
Nov. 18 – El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
Nov. 19 – Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
Nov. 20 – Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar

Cattle Decapitation is touring in support of their most recent full-length, 2015′s The Anthropocene Extinction. As the most sonically and thematically engrossing record of Cattle Decapitation‘s maniacal discography, The Anthropocene Extinction was named one of the best albums of the year by Loudwire.com, MetalSucks.net, MetalInjection.net, among many others. To preview and purchase the acclaimed The Anthropocene Extinction, please visit: metalblade.com/cattledecapitation

Cattle Decapitation online:
http://www.facebook.com/cattledecapitation
http://twitter.com/cattledecap
http://www.youtube.com/officialcattledecap
http://instagram.com/cattle_decapitation
http://www.indiemerch.com/cattledecap

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Cattle Decapitation launches “The Prophets of Loss” video

– October 26th, 2017 –

This past summer, Cattle Decapitation embarked on a European trek, during which director Paul McGuire / Obscenery Films (obsceneryfilms.com) travelled with the band and captured behind-the-scenes and live footage. To watch the music video for “The Prophets of Loss”, taken from 2015′s The Anthropocene Extinction, please visit: youtube.com/watch?v=OCsoB8p578Q

Cattle Decapitation is currently headlining the Metalsucks & Exclaim! Aggressive Tendencies Presents “The North American Extinction Tour Part II: Inhuman Beings”, featuring Revocation, Full Of Hell, and Artificial Brain as support. See below for all dates.

Metalsucks & Exclaim! Aggressive Tendencies Presents
“The North American Extinction Tour Part II: Inhuman Beings”
w/ Cattle Decapitation, Revocation, Full Of Hell, Artificial Brain

Oct. 26 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
Oct. 27 – Chicago, IL – Reggies
Oct. 28 – Covington, KY – Madison Live
Oct. 29 – Detroit, MI – Token Lounge
Oct. 31 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
Nov. 1 – Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes Electriques
Nov. 2 – Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
Nov. 3 – Boston, MA – Once Ballroom
Nov. 4 – Philadelphia, PA – Voltage
Nov. 5 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
Nov. 6 – New York, NY – Highline Ballroom
Nov. 8 – Virginia Beach, VA – Shaka’s
Nov. 9 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Nov. 10 – Orlando, FL – The Haven
Nov. 11 – Tampa, FL – Orpheum
Nov. 13 – New Orleans, LA – Southport Music Hall
Nov. 14 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
Nov. 15 – Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live
Nov. 16 – Oklahoma City, OK – 89th St Collective
Nov. 17 – San Antonio, TX – Rock Box
Nov. 18 – El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
Nov. 19 – Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
Nov. 20 – Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar

Cattle Decapitation is touring in support of their most recent full-length, 2015′s The Anthropocene Extinction. As the most sonically and thematically engrossing record of Cattle Decapitation‘s maniacal discography, The Anthropocene Extinction was named one of the best albums of the year by Loudwire.com, MetalSucks.net, MetalInjection.net, among many others. To preview and purchase the acclaimed The Anthropocene Extinction, please visit: metalblade.com/cattledecapitation

Cattle Decapitation online:
http://www.facebook.com/cattledecapitation
http://twitter.com/cattledecap
http://www.youtube.com/officialcattledecap
http://instagram.com/cattle_decapitation
http://www.indiemerch.com/cattledecap

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Igorrr plot debut North American tour for 2018

– October 24th, 2017 –

France’s Igorrr have confirmed that they will embark on a brief tour of North America in early 2018 in support of their latest album and Metal Blade Records debut, Savage Sinusoid. The shows include stops in Montreal, New York, Mexico City, and more. The complete listing of dates can be found below.

Igorrr spent their summer on tour with performances in Israel and Turkey, as well as shows all over Europe in clubs and at notable fests: Dour Festival, Hellfest, UK Tech Fest, Brutal Assault, and more. For a preview of the group’s unique brand of sonic maelstrom, check out their Dour Festival performance in its entirety on the band’s YouTube channel: youtube.com/igorrrofficial

Igorrr‘s Gautier Serre comments on the upcoming tour: “This will be our first time in America and we have no idea how people will react to our music, this is very exciting, we cannot wait to blast some harpsichord and accordion in the American continent!”

Due to high demand, more vinyl has been pressed and made available for Savage Sinusoid. European imported pale blue marbled vinyl is available in limited quantities at Indiemerch here: indiemerch.com

Igorrr tour dates
w/ Spotlights

Jan. 31 – Montreal, QC – Petit Campus
Feb. 1 – Toronto, ON – Mod Club
Feb. 2 – Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
Feb. 3 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
Feb. 4 – New York, NY – Highline Ballroom
Feb. 6 – Chicago, IL – Reggies
Feb. 9 – Mexico City, MX – Circo Volador*
Feb. 10 – Guadalajara, MX – C3 Stage*
Feb. 12 – Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex*
*=no Spotlights

“‘Savage Sinusoid‘ isn’t just a breath of fresh air in musical technicality and emotion though, but an excellent reminder to just enjoy music.”MetalInjection.net

“It’s crazy avant-garde diversity delivered with the almost rabid grindcore spirit – multi-layered, complex, but never losing the listener with pretentiousness.”NoCleanSinging.com

“Serre takes you on a remarkable journey. One that required minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, and years to complete. And the result is Igorrr‘s best record to-date.”AngryMetalGuy.com

Igorrr online:
http://igorrr.com
https://www.facebook.com/IgorrrBarrroque
https://twitter.com/igorrrbarrroque
https://www.instagram.com/igorrr_music
https://soundcloud.com/igorrr

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Cattle Decapitation launches European tour documentary online

– October 19th, 2017 –

This past summer, Cattle Decapitation embarked on a European trek, during which the band filmed a tour documentary, directed by Paul McGuire / Obscenery Films (https://obsceneryfilms.com/). To watch the behind-the-scenes and live footage from Cattle Decapitation on the road, please visit: facebook.com/cattledecapitation, where the video is now streaming live. Fans can also watch on YouTube here: youtube.com/watch?v=CqKmkq_zEl8

Guitarist Josh Elmore comments: “For several years now, fans have been asking the band to release a video chronicle with live performance footage and enhanced or ‘behind the scenes’ documentation. During a recent European run, our friend Paul McGuire of Obscenery Films traveled with the band and captured glimpses of what day-to-day life on the road is like for Cattle Decapitation and spoke with the members as they reflected on years of touring and what their future holds. The result is an entertaining, humorous and informative documentary that shows the band as a live entity and also what goes on during their down time on tour; play-throughs, interviews, concert chaos, Euro-tourism and more. We hope you enjoy it!”

Cattle Decapitation is currently headlining the Metalsucks & Exclaim! Aggressive Tendencies Presents “The North American Extinction Tour Part II: Inhuman Beings”, featuring Revocation, Full Of Hell, and Artificial Brain as support. See below for all dates.

Metalsucks & Exclaim! Aggressive Tendencies Presents
“The North American Extinction Tour Part II: Inhuman Beings”
w/ Cattle Decapitation, Revocation, Full Of Hell, Artificial Brain

Oct. 20 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite
Oct. 21 – Calgary, AB – Dickens
Oct. 22 – Regina, SK – The Exchange
Oct. 23 – Winnipeg, MB – Park Theater
Oct. 24 – Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
Oct. 26 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
Oct. 27 – Chicago, IL – Reggies
Oct. 28 – Covington, KY – Madison Live
Oct. 29 – Detroit, MI – Token Lounge
Oct. 31 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
Nov. 1 – Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes Electriques
Nov. 2 – Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
Nov. 3 – Boston, MA – Once Ballroom
Nov. 4 – Philadelphia, PA – Voltage
Nov. 5 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
Nov. 6 – New York, NY – Highline Ballroom
Nov. 8 – Virginia Beach, VA – Shaka’s
Nov. 9 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Nov. 10 – Orlando, FL – The Haven
Nov. 11 – Tampa, FL – Orpheum
Nov. 13 – New Orleans, LA – Southport Music Hall
Nov. 14 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
Nov. 15 – Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live
Nov. 16 – Oklahoma City, OK – 89th St Collective
Nov. 17 – San Antonio, TX – Rock Box
Nov. 18 – El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
Nov. 19 – Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
Nov. 20 – Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar

Cattle Decapitation is touring in support of their most recent full-length, 2015′s The Anthropocene Extinction. As the most sonically and thematically engrossing record of Cattle Decapitation‘s maniacal discography, The Anthropocene Extinction was named one of the best albums of the year by Loudwire.com, MetalSucks.net, MetalInjection.net, among many others. To preview and purchase the acclaimed The Anthropocene Extinction, please visit: metalblade.com/cattledecapitation

Cattle Decapitation online:
http://www.facebook.com/cattledecapitation
http://twitter.com/cattledecap
http://www.youtube.com/officialcattledecap
http://instagram.com/cattle_decapitation
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New Song “The Doomed” Streaming From A Perfect Circle

A Perfect Circle has released the new song, “The Doomed,” which you can check out in the player below. The track is the first music to be heard from the multi-platinum outfit’s highly anticipated 2018 full-length. Purchase “The Doomed” over at this location.

“Fourteen years have passed since we released eMOTIVe,” said Maynard James Keenan. “A new release is long overdue. In light of this current difficult and polarized social, spiritual and political climate, we artist types need to open our big mouths and share the light a little louder.”

“Years of life experience has brought our music to this moment,” added Billy Howerdel. “We know where we came from. Deeply connected to the path we’re on.”

A Perfect Circle recently announced they had signed a worldwide recording deal with BMG and are in the studio working with producer Dave Sardy on the follow-up to 2004’s “eMOTIVe.”

Check out “The Doomed” here:

“The Doomed” arrives as A Perfect Circle kicks off the second leg of the first North American tour in six years, launching on Oct. 21st at the Aftershock festival.

Confirmed Dates are::

October 21 Sacramento, CA Aftershock Festival
October 23 Colorado Springs, CO Broadmoor World Arena
October 25 Albuquerque, NM Tingley Coliseum
October 26 El Paso, TX Don Haskins Center
October 28 Toluca, Mexico Knotfest Mexico
October 30 Knoxville, TN Thompson-Boling Arena
November 1 Fairfax, VA EagleBank Arena
November 2 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
November 4 Reading, PA Santander Arena
November 5 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
November 7 Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion
November 8 Boston, MA Agganis Arena
November 10 Portland, ME Cross Insurance Center
November 11 Albany, NY Times Union Center
November 12 Syracuse, NY The OnCenter Arena
November 14 Montreal, QC Place Bell
November 15 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
November 17 Pittsburgh, PA Petersen Events Center
November 18 Cleveland, OH Wolstein Center
November 19 Highland Heights, KY BB&T Arena
November 21 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
November 22 Grand Rapids, MI The DeltaPlex Arena
November 24 Chicago, IL UIC Pavilion
November 25 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
November 28 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena
November 30 Vancouver, BC PNE Coliseum
December 1 Seattle, WA Key Arena
December 2 Portland, OR Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum
December 4 Eugene, OR Matthew Knight Arena

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