Alien Weaponry North American Headlining Tour Announced

Alien Weaponry announce the dates for their first-ever North American headlining tour. That run will also find them performing at a number of festivals and will hit the below cities:

05/03-04 Mexico City, MEX – Domination Festival
05/06 Dallas, TX – Cambridge Room at House of Blues
05/07 Houston, TX – Bronze Peacock – House of Blues
05/08 Austin, TX – 3TEN ACL Live
05/11 Rockingham, NC – Epicenter
05/12 Washington, DC – DC9
05/13 Boston, MA – Middle East
05/15 New York, NY – Saint Vitus
05/16 Montreal, QC – L’Esco
05/17 Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground
05/19 Chicago, IL – Chicago Open Air
05/22 Minneapolis, MN – 7th St Entry
05/24-26 Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma
05/26 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
05/28 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
05/29 Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy

The band played their first North American tour late last year opening for Ministry and Carpenter Brut. Their debut album “Tu” is in stores now.

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Dream Theater Premiere New Track “Fall Into The Light”

A second single called “Fall Into The Light” from Dream Theater‘s new album “Distance Over Time“ has received its online premiere . The new outing will hit stores on February 22nd.

Following the record’s release, Dream Theater will be out touring North America in the spring for this 20th anniversary tour for their 1999 album “Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory“:

03/20 San Diego, CA – Balboa Theatre
03/21 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
03/22 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
03/24 San Francisco, CA – The Masonic
03/26 Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
03/28 St. Paul, MN – The Ordway
03/29 Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre
03/31 Milwaukee, WI – Miller Theater
04/02 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
04/04 Toronto, ON – Sony Centre
04/05 Montreal, QC – Place Des Arts
04/06 Quebec City, QC – Theatre Capitole-Carabet Du
04/08 Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
04/09 Oakdale, CT – Toyota Presents Oakdale
04/10 Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Center For The Arts
04/12 New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
04/13 Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theater
04/15 Washington, DC – Warner Theatre
04/17 Nashville, TN – TPAC
04/22 Charlotte, NC – Ovens Auditorium
04/23 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
04/26 St. Petersburg, FL – Mahaffey Theater
04/27 Jacksonville, FL – Moran Theater
04/29 Dallas, TX – The Bomb Factory
04/30 Houston, TX – Revention Music Center
05/01 Austin, TX – Bass Concert Hall
05/04 Mexico City, MEX – Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez

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Cradle Of Filth Posts Second “Cryptoriana” Tour Trailer Online

UK’s legendary extreme metal icons Cradle Of Filth recently announced their return to North America in support of their latest album “Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness of Decay.” For the second leg of their North American onslaught, the band has enlisted industrial/metal shock rocker Wednesday 13 as well as theatrical metal new comers Raven Black. Check out a trailer promoting the tour below.

For the first time in years, Cradle Of Filth’s set will feature an all new, massive stage production.

Comments Cradle Of Filth vocalist Dani Filth: “As a band, we are very much looking forward to the upcoming second leg of our US/Canadian Cryptoriana World tour. The first, at the beginning of last year, was such a success that we decided to come back armed with a bigger, better show coupled with two awesome bands in support. We can’t wait to bring the noise back to our favorite hunting ground! Ia! Ia! Cthulhu Fhtagn!”

The tour dates are as follows:

March 7 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
March 8 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
March 9 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
March 11 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
March 12 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
March 14 – Billings, MT – Pub Station Ballroom
March 15 – Calgary, AB – Marquee
March 16 – Edmonton, AB – Starlight Room
March 18 – Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre
March 20 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theatre
March 21 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
March 22 – Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
March 24 – Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
March 25 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
March 26 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
March 27 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
March 29 – Guelph, ON – Guelph Concert Theatre
March 30 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
March 31 – Quebec City, QC – L’Imperial Bell
April 1 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
April 2 – Huntington, NY – Paramount Theater
April 3 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
April 5 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony
April 6 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
April 7 – Newport News, VA – Boathouse Live
April 9 – Greensboro, NC – Cone Denim Entertainment Center
April 10 – Charleston, SC – Music Farm
April 12 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
April 13 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
April 14 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
April 15 – San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theatre
April 17 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
April 18 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues

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Voivod, Animals as Leaders plus others added to Brutal Assault line-up

The only predictable thing about Canadian cosmic-metal warriors Voivod is that they will forever be unpredictable. On the warpath for more than 35 years, Voivod have pushed their sound relentlessly forward, constructing imaginative musical realms with each endeavor. They literally changed the face of thrash metal in the ‘80s, forged new prog-metal ground in the ‘90s, and kept up with changing times and lineups in the 2000s with fresh, inspired music and they’re back with a new album The Wake, which keeps pushing the limits!

Appearing in 2002, even before the rebirth of thrash metal scene worldwide, Violator was formed with the purpose of rescuing the spontaneity and anger that seemed forgotten in the metal scene. Coming from the center Brazil, Brasilia, Violator is one of the most intense South American bands and after years of waiting, they will finally thrash Brutal Assault! Doing so they will be joined by masked Swedish crossover deviants Dr. Living Dead and legendary veterans of Boston HC scene Slapshot! Ensiferum are true greats of folk-inspired melodic death metal and with their latest output Two Paths they once more affirm their place in the pantheons of the genre, so it was about a time they returned to Brutal Assault!

Polish death machine Decapitated is back with a bang! Their new album Anticult highlights just how vital have remained two decades deep into their career. They have long been undeniable masters of their craft and they are expanding their parameters with this album, which should elevate the band’s profile beyond the death metal realm in which it has dominated for years. And now they’re coming for the Brutal Assault crowd! And speaking of technical death metal, of all the amazing technical death metal bands out there, very few can write memorable catchy songs with extreme technicality like French killers Gorod. Get ready for intelligent, deftly crafted flights of musicianship…that will rip your head off!Sometimes, a band’s music registers just as seismically on an emotional wavelength as it does on a sonic spectrum. And one of those unique bands are Animals as Leaders, who re imagine, reinterpret, and refresh instrumental prog, experimental metal, modern jazz, alternative, and even world music to a point where the reaction becomes primal. Consistently delivering a captivating show, their show will surely be one of the musicianship highlights of the festival.

New York’s Car Bomb detonate a vicious blast of wildly technical and progressive modern metal. The Long Island quartet’s attack is relentless and suffocating: vicious jazz-inspired blasts shift into mechanistic, canyon-wide grooves. Schizophrenic, whisper-to-a-scream vocals seem to spiral out of control, only to snap back lock-step into the churning assault. Make sure to witness their Brutal Assault debut! Progressive Swedes Letters from the Colony had proven that they could marry various elements of death metal, metalcore and jazz into a complex hybrid and produce something strangely familiar yet truly original. And this list finished with Chinese atmospheric black metal Zuriaake.

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Voivod, Animals as Leaders plus others added to Brutal Assault line-up

The only predictable thing about Canadian cosmic-metal warriors Voivod is that they will forever be unpredictable. On the warpath for more than 35 years, Voivod have pushed their sound relentlessly forward, constructing imaginative musical realms with each endeavor. They literally changed the face of thrash metal in the ‘80s, forged new prog-metal ground in the ‘90s, and kept up with changing times and lineups in the 2000s with fresh, inspired music and they’re back with a new album The Wake, which keeps pushing the limits!

Appearing in 2002, even before the rebirth of thrash metal scene worldwide, Violator was formed with the purpose of rescuing the spontaneity and anger that seemed forgotten in the metal scene. Coming from the center Brazil, Brasilia, Violator is one of the most intense South American bands and after years of waiting, they will finally thrash Brutal Assault! Doing so they will be joined by masked Swedish crossover deviants Dr. Living Dead and legendary veterans of Boston HC scene Slapshot! Ensiferum are true greats of folk-inspired melodic death metal and with their latest output Two Paths they once more affirm their place in the pantheons of the genre, so it was about a time they returned to Brutal Assault!

Polish death machine Decapitated is back with a bang! Their new album Anticult highlights just how vital have remained two decades deep into their career. They have long been undeniable masters of their craft and they are expanding their parameters with this album, which should elevate the band’s profile beyond the death metal realm in which it has dominated for years. And now they’re coming for the Brutal Assault crowd! And speaking of technical death metal, of all the amazing technical death metal bands out there, very few can write memorable catchy songs with extreme technicality like French killers Gorod. Get ready for intelligent, deftly crafted flights of musicianship…that will rip your head off!Sometimes, a band’s music registers just as seismically on an emotional wavelength as it does on a sonic spectrum. And one of those unique bands are Animals as Leaders, who re imagine, reinterpret, and refresh instrumental prog, experimental metal, modern jazz, alternative, and even world music to a point where the reaction becomes primal. Consistently delivering a captivating show, their show will surely be one of the musicianship highlights of the festival.

New York’s Car Bomb detonate a vicious blast of wildly technical and progressive modern metal. The Long Island quartet’s attack is relentless and suffocating: vicious jazz-inspired blasts shift into mechanistic, canyon-wide grooves. Schizophrenic, whisper-to-a-scream vocals seem to spiral out of control, only to snap back lock-step into the churning assault. Make sure to witness their Brutal Assault debut! Progressive Swedes Letters from the Colony had proven that they could marry various elements of death metal, metalcore and jazz into a complex hybrid and produce something strangely familiar yet truly original. And this list finished with Chinese atmospheric black metal Zuriaake.

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Thrice Premiere New Music Video For “Hold Up A Light”

Thrice premiere a new music video for “Hold Up A Light” which was helmed by Dan Monick. The track is the latest single to arrive from the band’s latest effort “Palms”.

Says vocalist/guitarist Dustin Kensrue of it:

“In this age of upheaval and division, my hope is that the youth will manifest the courage and love necessary to hold up a light and illuminate a new path forward, to embody a better story than the one that perpetuates fear and violence.”

The band will be out touring later this month as direct support on Bring Me The Horizon‘s North American tour. Fever 333 will join them as their opening band. Dates for that trek are available below:

01/23 Nashville, TN – Municipal Auditorium
01/25 Orlando, FL – CFE Arena
01/26 Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy
01/28 Fairfax, VA – Eaglebank Arena
01/29 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
01/30 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
01/31 Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall (no Bring Me The Horizon/Fever 333)
02/01 Boston, MA – Tsongas Center
02/02 Montreal, QC – Place Bell
02/04 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
02/05 Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
02/06 Minneapolis, MN – Armory
02/08 Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
02/09 Houston, TX – Revention Music Center
02/11 Denver, CO – The Fillmore
02/13 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
02/15 Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
02/16 Las Vegas, NV – The Joint

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Thrice Premiere New Music Video For “Hold Up A Light”

Thrice premiere a new music video for “Hold Up A Light” which was helmed by Dan Monick. The track is the latest single to arrive from the band’s latest effort “Palms”.

Says vocalist/guitarist Dustin Kensrue of it:

“In this age of upheaval and division, my hope is that the youth will manifest the courage and love necessary to hold up a light and illuminate a new path forward, to embody a better story than the one that perpetuates fear and violence.”

The band will be out touring later this month as direct support on Bring Me The Horizon‘s North American tour. Fever 333 will join them as their opening band. Dates for that trek are available below:

01/23 Nashville, TN – Municipal Auditorium
01/25 Orlando, FL – CFE Arena
01/26 Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy
01/28 Fairfax, VA – Eaglebank Arena
01/29 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
01/30 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
01/31 Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall (no Bring Me The Horizon/Fever 333)
02/01 Boston, MA – Tsongas Center
02/02 Montreal, QC – Place Bell
02/04 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
02/05 Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
02/06 Minneapolis, MN – Armory
02/08 Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
02/09 Houston, TX – Revention Music Center
02/11 Denver, CO – The Fillmore
02/13 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
02/15 Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
02/16 Las Vegas, NV – The Joint

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Ensiferum to kick off North American headlining tour this weekend

– January 4th, 2019 –

Launches beer tasting video

After four years of absence in the States, Ensiferum will finally be returning to North America for a headlining tour, which kicks off this weekend (Jan. 5). Featuring Septicflesh as direct support, plus Arsis, this is one show not to be missed!

Following the trek, Ensiferum will also make an appearance at the “70,000 Tons Of Metal” 2019 cruise, before heading to Mexico. See below for all dates!

Ensiferum tour dates
w/ Septicflesh, Arsis

Jan. 5 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
Jan. 6 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Jan. 7 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
Jan. 8 – Quebec City, QC – Imperial Bell
Jan. 9 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
Jan. 10 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
Jan. 11 – Detroit, MI – Harpo’s
Jan. 12 – Joliet, IL – The Forge
Jan. 13 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater
Jan. 14 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
Jan. 15 – Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
Jan. 17 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Jan. 18 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
Jan. 19 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
Jan. 20 – Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House
Jan. 21 – Los Angeles, CA – The Regent
Jan. 22 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red
Jan. 23 – El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill
Jan. 24 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
Jan. 25 – Austin, TX – Come and Take it Live!
Jan. 26 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
Jan. 27 – New Orleans, LA – Parish at House Of Blues
Jan. 28 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Hell)
Jan. 29 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum

Ensiferum tour dates:
Jan. 31-Feb. 4 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – “70,000 Tons of Metal” cruise
Feb. 6 – Guadalajara, Mexico – 3 Stage
Feb. 7 – Monterrey, Mexico – Cafe Iguana
Feb. 8 – Mexico City, Mexico – Circo volador

In anticipation of their return to North America, Ensiferum has launched a new beer tasting video (filmed at the 2018 Metal Days festival). To watch the clip, please visit: youtube.com/watch?v=SraxfJR4McQ

A new Ensiferum live clip, recorded in Pratteln, Switzerland on May 12, 2018, can also be viewed at: youtube.com/watch?v=r98dPpp1Tkg

You can’t talk about the true greats of folk-inspired melodic death metal without reverent mention of Ensiferum, and with their latest album, Two Paths, they once more affirm their place in the pantheons of the genre. Further building upon the thrilling metallic hybrid honed across six full-lengths, Two Paths is simultaneously the Finnish quintet’s most epic and far-reaching collection and their most organic, which definitely sets it apart from the pack. Additionally, the album literally takes the concept of Two Paths to heart, with two different versions of standout tracks “Don’t You Say” and “God Is Dead”. “Even though Ensiferum has always had clean vocals and choirs, harsh vocals have been the main style, and those songs worked so well with both styles that we decided to include both versions,” explains bassist/vocalist Sami Hinkka. With Mikko P. Mustonen again handling orchestral arrangements and Lassi Logren returning to play nyckelharpa and violin on a few songs, Hinkka is also more than happy that they brought “more bombastic orchestral and down to earth folk aspects” to the record, further fleshing out their vision. This also applies to the contribution of Gyula Havancsak, who provided the artwork for both Two Paths and its predecessor, One Man Army. “It was really nice to work with him again because he always wants to hear our ideas and then he adds his own magic and improvements to them, and the result is always astonishing.”

To preview and purchase Two Paths, please visit: metalblade.com/ensiferum

Ensiferum line-up:
Petri Lindroos – Vocals/Guitar
Markus Toivonen – Guitar/Vocals
Sami Hinkka – Bass/Vocals
Janne Parviainen – Drums

Ensiferum online:
http://www.facebook.com/Ensiferum
http://www.ensiferum.com
http://www.metalblade.com/ensiferum

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YOB, Voivod & Amenra North American Spring Tour Announced

YOB and Voivod announce their North American co-headlining tourwith Amenra as opening band. Below’s where that trek will hit:

03/26 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
03/27 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
03/28 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
03/29 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
03/30 Toronto, ON – Phoenix
03/31 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
04/02 Portland, ME – Geno’s
04/03 Boston, MA – Royale
04/04 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
04/05 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
04/06 Richmond, VA – Broadberry
04/07 Raleigh, NC – Kings
04/09 Knoxville, TN – Concourse
04/10 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Hell)
04/11 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jack’s
04/12 Houston, TX – Warehouse
04/13 Austin, TX – Barracuda
04/14 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
04/16 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater (no Voivod)
04/18 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red (YOB only)
04/19 San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick (YOB only)

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SHVPES Announce 2019 UK Tour

SHVPES announce a UK headlining tour in early 2019, which will find them out supporting their latest effort, “Greater Than“.

01/30 Nottingham, UK – Red Room
01/31 London, UK – Boston Music Room
02/01 Southampton, UK – Joiners
02/02 Leeds, UK – Key Club
02/04 Glasgow, UK – King Tuts
02/05 Manchester, UK – Star And Garter
02/06 Stoke, UK – Sugarmill

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