Cognitive To Tour The Northeast With Replacire

New Jersey based brutal death metal group COGNITIVE have announced a brief tour throughout the Northeast United States alongside Boston, Ma band Replacire. The tour, which runs from April 11-15 will see COGNITIVE continuing to support their 2016 full length Deformity which Metal Injection called “a perfect mix between brutal, progressive, and chaotic that all melds together into one singular form with only one goal: sheer destruction.”

COGNITIVE w/ Replacire

4/11 Philadelphia, Pa @ Kung Fu Necktie
4/12 Secaucus, Nj @ The Blue Room
4/13 Cambridge, Ma @ Middle East Upstairs
4/14 Greenfield, Ma @ Hawks and Reed Performing Arts Center
4/15 Brooklyn, Ny @ The Kingsland

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Obituary, Pallbearer, Skeletonwitch & Dust Bolt North American Tour Announced

Obituary will be going on a North American tour this spring. They will be joined by Pallbearer, Skeletonwitch and Dust Bolt at the following stops:

05/02 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
05/03 Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger
05/04 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
05/05 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
05/06 Boston, MA – Sinclair
05/08 Toronto, ON – Opera House
05/09 Montreal, QC – Club Soda
05/10 Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory
05/11 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
05/12 Detroit, MI – Majestic
05/13 Chicago, IL – Metro
05/15 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
05/16 Omaha, NE – Waiting Room
05/18 Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre
05/19 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
05/21 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
05/22 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
05/23 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
05/25 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
05/26 Pomona, CA – Glasshouse
05/27 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
05/29 Austin, TX – Barracuda
05/30 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
05/31 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
06/01 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
06/02 Orlando, FL – The Haven Lounge
06/03 Miami, FL – The Ground

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Fire From The Gods Debut New Music Video “Evolve”

Fire From The Gods debut their music video for “Evolve” below. The outfit’s vocalist AJ Channer directed the clip.

Next up for the band is this tour opening for Of Mice & Men, Blessthefall and more:

02/01 Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst
02/02 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
02/03 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
02/04 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
02/05 Salt Lake City, UT – Complex
02/06 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
02/08 Minneapolis, MN – Music Hall MPLS

With Cane Hill:

02/09 St. Louis, MO – Ready Room
02/11 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
02/12 Detroit, MI – Crofoot
02/13 Toronto, ON – Opera House
02/14 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
02/16 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
02/17 New York City, NY – Gramercy Theatre
02/18 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony
02/19 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
02/20 Charlotte, NC – Underground
02/21 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade Heaven
02/23 Orlando, FL – Beacham
02/24 Destin, FL – Club L.A.
02/25 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
02/27 Houston, TX – White Oak
02/28 Dallas, TX – Canton Hall
03/01 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine
03/04 Vegas, NV – Vinyl @ Hard Rock Live
03/05 Flagstaff, AZ – Orpheum
03/06 Phoenix, AZ – Nile Theatre
03/07 San Diego, CA – SOMA

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Korn’s Jonathan Davis North American & European Tours Announced

Korn vocalist Jonathan Davis announces the dates for his solo world tour, supporting his upcoming new solo album, which is due out this year via Sumerian Records. The first track from it, “What It Is“, was recently premiered and can be streamed here.

04/06 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
04/07 Seattle, WA – Showbox
04/09 Vancouver, BC – Commodore
04/10 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
04/12 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
04/13 Los Angeles, CA – Belasco
04/16 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
04/18 San Francisco, CA – Fillmore
04/20 Tempe, AZ – Ufest
04/21 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
04/22 Denver, CO – Ogden Theater
04/24 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
04/25 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
04/26 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
05/01 Kansas City, MO – Truman Theater
05/04 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
05/05 Detroit, MI – The Majestic
05/06 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
05/08 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
05/09 Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
05/11 Portland, ME – Aura
05/12 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
05/14 Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live
05/15 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
05/17 Silver Spring, MD – Fillmore
05/18 Boston, MA – House Of Blues
06/01 Nuremberg, GER – Rock Am Ring
06/02 Nurnberg, GER – Rock Im Park
06/04 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
06/08 Newbury, UK – Download Festival
06/10 Luxembourg, LUX – Rockhal Club
06/11 Pratteln, SWI – Z7
06/13 Prague, CZE – Prague Rocks
06/14 Nickelsdorf, AUT – Nova Rock
06/16 Florence, ITA – Firenze Rocks
06/20 Amsterdam, NET – Melkweg
06/21 Dessel, BEL – Graspop Metal Meeting
06/22 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest

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Destruction And Seven Spires Added To 70000 Tons Of Metal 2018

The organisers of the 70000 Tons Of Metal event has announced a further two bands to perform on this year’s cruise. Joining the fray will be legendary German thrash trio Destruction and Boston based symphonic death metal outfit, Seven Spires. This brings the list of confirmed bands up to fifty, with only ten more groups to be announced. The cruise will set sail from Port Lauderdale, Florida on February 1st and head to the Grand Turk and Caicos Islands and back in a trek that will last until February 5th.

The current list of confirmed bands is as follows:

Aborted
Aeternam
Alestorm
Amberian Dawn
Battle Beast
Benediction
Benighted
Beyond Creation
Cannibal Corpse
Dark Tranquility
Destruction
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Enslaved
Evergrey
Exciter
Exhumed
Freedom Call
Goatwhore
Gyze
In Extremo
In Mourning
Insomnium
Internal Bleeding
Korpiklaani
Kreator
Masterplan
Meshuggah
Metal Church
Metsatöll
Naglfar
Necrophobic
Obscura
October Tide
Primal Fear
Rhapsody
Sabaton
Samael
Septicflesh
Sepultura
Seven Spires
Sinister
Sirenia
Sonata Arctica
Swallow The Sun
Threshold
Voivod
Witchery
Witherfall
Wolfchant
Wolfheart

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Ministry Frontman Al Jourgensen Discusses Sexual Harassment

In the latest in a series of videos posted online by Nuclear Blast, Ministry frontman and founder Al Jourgensen has weighed in on the high profile claims of sexual harassment. Like former U.S. Senator Al Franken, Jourgensen admits he’s done things that he’s not proud of. “But you grow, you learn, you listen,” he says. Jourgensen has taken an objective look at some of his actions from the past that he didn’t consider sexist at the time, but, today’s raised awareness has given him a fresh perspective.

“Now it’s time for the men to buck up and start thinking,” he says. “We’ve slated our society to be exploitative and men have been rewarded by this system, but now, we’re starting to think.

“It’s not going to be an overnight thing, but at least start thinking. ‘Ok, I remember this party back, maybe 10 years ago where I did…yeah…I see that that was weird, I can see where I could have possibly weirded someone out…’ just that is a step forward. Just for a man to think ‘you know what? That was fucked up.’ That’s a step forward and that’s where we need to be and that’s what these discussions that are happening right now are doing…hopefully.”

“AmeriKKKant” tour dates:

March 22 House of Blues, Anaheim, CA
March 23 Ventura Theatre, Ventura, CA
March 24 Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NV
March 26 Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA
March 28 Roseland Theatre, Portland, OR
March 29 Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, BC CANADA
March 31 Union Hall, Edmonton, AB CANADA
April 1 Palace Theatre, Calgary, AB CANADA
April 3 Wilma Theatre, Missoula, MT
April 5 Boubon Theatre, Lincoln, NE
April 7 Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL
April 8 Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
April 10 Bogart’s, Cincinnati, OH
April 11 20 Monroe Live, Grand Rapids, MI
April 12 Egyptian Room, Indianapolis, IN
April 14 Opera House, Toronto, ON CANADA
April 15 MTelus, Montreal, QC CANADA
April 17 Royale, Boston, MA
April 18 Aura, Portland, ME
April 19 Paramount Theatre, Huntington, NY
April 21 Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ
April 22 Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY
April 23 Rams Head Live, Baltimore, MD
April 25 Center Stage, Atlanta, GA
April 26 Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL
April 28 Levitation Festival, Austin, TX

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Backtrack, Risk It & Stone European/UK Tour Announced

Backtrack, Risk It and Stone will soon be overseas together for the following European/UK run:

02/14 Köln, GER – MTC
02/15 Münster, GER – Triptychon
02/16 Berlin, GER – Cassiopeia
02/17 Leipzig, GER – Conne Island
02/18 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
02/19 München, GER – Feierwerk
02/20 Stuttgart, GER – Juha West
02/21 Zürich, SWI – Dynamo
02/22 Mol, BEL – JH Tydeeh
02/23 London, UK – Boston Music Room
02/24 Leeds, UK – Temple Of Boom
02/25 Eindhoven, NET – Dynamo

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Mortiis Announce 2018 Live Dates

Mortiis will be performing the re-interpreteded 1994 album “Ånden som Gjorde Opprør” at a series of select dates and locations during 2018. There will likely be more shows coming up in the second half of 2018. Here are all confirmed shows so far:

February 17: Good Omens, Trondheim, Norway
March 9: Glasgow, Stereo United Kingdom
March 10: The Dome and Boston Music Room, London, United Kingdom
March 24: Rock klub Tartaros, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia
April 21: Temple Athens, Athens, Greece
April 27: SWR Barroselas Metalfest, Barroselas, Portugal
May 4: Baroeg, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
May 5: De Kreun, Kortrijk, Belgium
May 18: Steelfest Open Air, Hyvinkää, Finland
June 24: Ragnard Reborn Festival, Kharkiv, Ukraine
June 29: Kilkim Žaibu XIX, Varniai, Lithuania
July 14: Castle Party, Bolków, Poland

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Avatar Debut New Music Video “The King Wants You”

Avatar debut a new music video for their song “The King Wants You“. The track will appear on the band’s upcoming album, “Avatar Country“, which will meet a January 12th release date.

Initial touring in support of the release has also been announced with dates available below:

With The Brains & Hellzapoppin:

01/06 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
01/07 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
01/09 Montreal, QC – Astral
01/11 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
01/12 Boston, MA – Brighton
01/13 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
01/14 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts
01/16 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
01/17 Atlanta, GA – The Buckhead Theatre
01/18 New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues
01/19 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
01/20 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
01/21 San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theatre
01/23 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
01/24 Los Angeles, CA – Regent Theater
01/25 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
01/28 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
01/30 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
01/31 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
02/01 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
02/02 Chicago, IL – The Bottom Lounge
02/03 Green Bay, WI – Sand Lot
02/05 Lawrence, KS – Granada
02/07 Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
02/08 Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
02/09 Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe
02/10 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II
02/11 Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection

With Hellzapoppin & Ole Kerry McKee:

03/13 Utrecht, NET – Tivoli Vredenburg
03/14 Paris, FRA – Le Trianon
03/15 Lille, FRA – Le Splendid
03/16 London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall
03/17 Sint-Niklaas, BEL – De Casino
03/18 Cologne, GER – Luxor
03/20 Remis, FRA – La Cartonnerie
03/21 Nimes, FRA – Paloma
03/22 Cognac, FRA – West Rock
03/23 Bilbao, SPA – Sala Santana 27
03/24 Madrid, SPA – Sala Mon Live
03/25 Barcelona, SPA – Sala Bikini
03/26 Lyon, FRA – Le Transbordeur
03/27 Geneva, SWI – L’Usine
03/28 Zurich, SWI – Dynamo
03/29 Milan, ITA – Alcatraz
04/01 Munich, GER – Technikum
04/02 Prague, CZE – Lucerna Music Bar
04/03 Berlin, GER – Bi Nuu
04/04 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
04/05 Copenhagen, DEN – Pumpehuset
04/06 Stockholm, SWE – Klubben Fryhuset
04/07 Göteborg, SWE – Tradgarn

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Ministry Frontman Al Jourgensen Explains “Antifa” Track

Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen has posted a video online describing the band’s controversial new single, “Antifa.” You can check it out below. The single will feature on the group’s upcoming new album, “AmeriKKKant,” which will be released through Nuclear Blast Records on March 9th and will be promoted by a lengthy tour of North America with Chelsea Wolfe, which you can find below.

AmeriKKKant tracklist:
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1. I Know Words
2. Twilight Zone
3. Victims of a Clown
4. TV5/4Chan
5. We’re Tired of It
6. Wargasm
7. Antifa
8. Game Over
9. AmeriKKKa

“AmeriKKKant” tour dates:

March 22 House of Blues, Anaheim, CA
March 23 Ventura Theatre, Ventura, CA
March 24 Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NV
March 26 Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA
March 28 Roseland Theatre, Portland, OR
March 29 Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, BC CANADA
March 31 Union Hall, Edmonton, AB CANADA
April 1 Palace Theatre, Calgary, AB CANADA
April 3 Wilma Theatre, Missoula, MT
April 5 Boubon Theatre, Lincoln, NE
April 7 Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL
April 8 Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
April 10 Bogart’s, Cincinnati, OH
April 11 20 Monroe Live, Grand Rapids, MI
April 12 Egyptian Room, Indianapolis, IN
April 14 Opera House, Toronto, ON CANADA
April 15 MTelus, Montreal, QC CANADA
April 17 Royale, Boston, MA
April 18 Aura, Portland, ME
April 19 Paramount Theatre, Huntington, NY
April 21 Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ
April 22 Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY
April 23 Rams Head Live, Baltimore, MD
April 25 Center Stage, Atlanta, GA
April 26 Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL
April 28 Levitation Festival, Austin, TX

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