Black Label Society Announces “Sonic Brew” Tour Dates; Re-Release

Black Label Society has announced that they will be embarking on a “20 Years Of Sonic Brewtality Tour,” a brand-new batch of 2019 North American tour dates in conjunction with the release of a new, reimagined version of the band’s iconic 1999 debut LP, “Sonic Brew,” on May 17th, titled “Sonic Brew – 20th Anniversary Blend 5.99 – 5.19,” original formula with enhanced flavor.

“The original recording back in 1997 was mastered with high volume, alcohol, and dance,” says Wylde from his home studio. “We went in and worked off the existing performances and focused on the high volume and dance while replacing the booze with viagra and anabolic steroids.”

The new re-blended version of Sonic Brew will feature two new bonus tracks, a full band/piano version of “Spoke In The Wheel” and an acoustic version of “Black Pearl.”

Wylde continues, “I wanted to re-blend and re-choreograph this release to be the most brewtal and dance-tactic album since Gloria Gaynor’s ‘I Will Survive” dominated the dance floor at Studio 54!”

The band will play two shows in each market – the first night will feature “Sonic Brew” played in its entirety, while the second night will see the band play a set of greatest hits. Support will come from Conan and The Atomic Bitchwax. Black Label Society will also participate in US festivals Sonic Temple, Epicenter, and Welcome To Rockville on this run.

Dates begin April 24th at The Oriental Theater in Denver and wrap up in Los Angeles at the famous El Rey Theater for two nights ending on May 23rd. Tickets are on sale this Friday, February 1st.

“Sonic Brew” was initially released in Japan on October 28th, 1998, and contained 13 tracks and a free Zakk Wylde guitar pick. The album was subsequently released in North America on May 4th, 1999, with three bonus tracks including a cover of Ozzy Osbourne’s “No More Tears,” recorded with bassist Mike Inez of Alice in Chains.

April 24 – Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater
April 25 – Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater
April 27 – Dallas, TX – Canton Hall
April 28 – Dallas, TX – Canton Hall
April 30 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
May 1 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
May 4 – Jacksonville, FL – Welcome To Rockville
May 6 – New York, NY – The Bowery Ballroom
May 7 – New York, NY – The Bowery Ballroom
May 11 – Rockingham, NC – Epicenter
May 14 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
May 15 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
May 17 – Columbus, OH – Sonic Temple
May 18 – Clarksville, TN – O’Connors
May 22 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
May 23 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre

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Sparta November U.S. Mini Tour Announced

Sparta (ex-At The Drive In) have announced an U.S. mini tour for November. Those dates include:

11/12 Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub
11/13 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
11/14 New Orleans, LA – The Parish
11/16 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar n Grill
11/17 San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
11/18 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall

The band will also be touring later this month with the following more immediate shows booked:

08/10 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
08/11 Ann Arbor, MI – Blind Pig
08/12 Cleveland Heights, OH – Grog Shop
08/13 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
08/15 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
08/16 Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes
08/17 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
08/18 Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel

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Earthless Announces U.S. Headlining Tour Dates

The instrumental heavy rock kings from Earthless have announced a fall U.S. headlining tour. The San Diego band will launch this thirteen town trek on December 2nd in Chicago, IL. Dates will run through December 17th in Detroit, MI.

* = Ruby the Hatchet as support

December 2 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle *
December 3 St Louis, MO The Firebird*
December 4 Norman, OK OPOLIS*
December 6 Dallas, TX Club Dada*
December 7 Austin, TX Barracuda*
December 8 Houston, TX Rudyard’s Pub
December 9 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon
December 10 Atlanta, GA The EARL*
December 11 Raleigh, NC Barcade
December 12 Richmond, VA Strange Matter
December 13 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
December 15 Pittsburgh, PA Club Cafe*
December 16 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop*
December 17 Detroit, MI El Club*

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Fucked Up Streaming “Year Of The Dragon” Title Track

Canadian outfit Fucked Up is currently streaming the title track to “Year of the Dragon,” which is due out via Tankcrimes on April 15th, 2014. Give the song a listen below, courtesy of Noisey.Vice.com.

“Year Of The Dragon” boasts three tracks, cover art by Andrei Bouzikov (Municipal Waste, Toxic Holocaust, Skeletonwitch), and will come available on 12″, CD, and digitally.

Side A features the title track, an eighteen-minute epic anthem centered on dreams, expectations, compromise and hypocrisy. Side B is rounded out by two classic Canadian punk covers from Cardboard Brains and The Ugly.

You can also catch the band live on these dates:

4/19/2014 Oakland Metro @ Brainsqueeze Fest II – Oakland, CA
4/27/2014 Lawnya Vawnya – St. John’s, NL
6/06/2014 Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY Record Release Show
6/08/2014 Field Trip Festival – Toronto, ON
6/13/2014 B Sides Festival – Lucern, CH
6/14/2014 VK, Brussels, Belgium
6/15/2014 Gorilla – Manchester, UK
6/16/2014 The Cluny, Newcastle, UK
6/17/2014 Belgrave – Leeds, UK
6/18/2014 Koko – London, UK
6/19/2014 Point Ephemere – Paris, FR
6/20/2014 Hurricane Festival – Scheessel, DE
6/21/2014 Southside Festival – Neuhausen Ob Eck, DE
6/22/2014 Best Kept Secret Festival – Hilvarenbeek, NL

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Nothing Announces U.S. Tour Dates With Weekend

Philadelphia’s Nothing will hit the road in January with fellow shoegaze practitioners Weekend. The trek will head throughout the northeast and midwest U.S. from January 10th to January 23rd. Dates are as follows:

Jan 10 New York NY Bowery Ballroom
Jan 15 Cincinnati OH MOTR
Jan 16 Bloomington IN The Bishop
Jan 17 Chicago IL Schubas/Tomorrow Never Knows Fest
Jan 19 Detroit MI Loving Touch
Jan 21 Toronto ON Garrison
Jan 22 Montreal QC Casa Del Popolo
Jan 23 Boston MA Great Scott

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Monster Magnet Posts Bonus Song “One Dead Moon,” Kicks Off Tour

Monster Magnet released new album “Last Patrol” this past October via Napalm Records and the band is now hitting the road for a first North American tour in over 10 years.

The tour will run through December 14th in New York, NY. Support on the tour will be come from Royal Thunder and Anti-Mortem (Zodiac was originally part of the tour but was denied visas and will not be on the bill). A complete last of dates can be found below.

Today Decibel Magazine is also hosting an exclusive premiere of one of the bonus tracks from “Last Patrol.” The song “One Dead Moon” is only available on the Limited Edition Digipak, LP and deluxe digital versions of Last Patrol. Check it out below.

11/14: Grand Rapids, MI @ Intersection
11/15: Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews
11/16: Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
11/17: Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
11/19: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
11/20: Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
11/22: Seattle, WA @ Neumos
11/23: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
11/24: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
11/26: San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
11/27: Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
11/29: Tempe, AZ @ Club Red
11/30: Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad
12/2: Austin, TX @ Red 7
12/3: Houston, TX @ Fitzgeralds
12/4: Dallas, TX @ Trees
12/6: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
12/7: Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend
12/8: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage
12/10: Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
12/12: Boston, MA @ Sinclair
12/13: West Chester, PA @ The Note
12/14: New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

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Monster Magnet Streaming Full New “Last Patrol” Album

Monster Magnet’s new album “Last Patrol” is out now via Napalm Records, and you can currently stream the full release in the player below, courtesy of Noisey.

The band’s previously posted video for the song “Mindless Ones,” which was directed by Tom Scharpling, can also be seen at this location. Monster Magnet’s upcoming tour dates with Royal Thunder and Zodiac are available after the jump.

11/14: Grand Rapids, MI @ Intersection
11/15: Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews
11/16: Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
11/17: Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
11/19: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
11/20: Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
11/22: Seattle, WA @ Neumos
11/23: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
11/24: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
11/26: San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
11/27: Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
11/29: Tempe, AZ @ Club Red
11/30: Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad
12/2: Austin, TX @ Red 7
12/3: Houston, TX @ Fitzgeralds
12/4: Dallas, TX @ Trees
12/6: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
12/7: Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend
12/8: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage
12/10: Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
12/12: Boston, MA @ Sinclair
12/13: West Chester, PA @ The Note
12/14: New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

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Enslaved Issues Update On Stalled Tour Dates

Enslaved has been out on a North American tour, which has been experiencing delays due to bad weather. The band has now checked in with the following update:

“After 24 hours inside the blizzard the interstate roads out of the Winnipeg border station finally reopened, and we could start driving again!

“Since then we’ve gone through new storms and more snow; non stop and relentless, with one goal in mind: making it to the stage in Montreal tonight! We will – just barely – sadly that is not the case for our support bands.

“Pallbearer, Royal Thunder and Ancient VVisdom all have to cancel due to the weather conditions. We’d like to thank all of our fans for the massive support through the past few days!”

Wed/Feb-20 Montreal, QC Les Foufounes

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Ancient VVisdom Streaming Full New Album “Deathlike”

Austin, Texas-based acoustic occult rockers Ancient VVisdom’s sophomore full-length “Deathlike” (due out February 5th in the U.S.) is now streaming in full on Terrorizer.com. Check out the album right here.

You can pre-order your copy of the album on either CD or 12″ LP along with an exclusive t-shirt via the Prosthetic webstore here.

“Deathlike,” the follow-up to the band’s 2011 debut “A Godlike Inferno,” was once again mixed and mastered by engineer/co-producer Jason Buntz, along with partner and Enormous Door founder Jack Control, whilst being recorded at Diamond Factory Studios (Mammoth Grinder, Phobia) in Austin. The cover art by Travis Smith (Opeth, Katatonia) is available below.

Ancient VVisdom is embarked on a national tour supporting Enslaved along with Pallbearer and Royal Thunder. Dates are available after the jump.

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1/31 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar #
2/1 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre #
2/2 Detroit, MI – The Magic Stick #
2/3 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Rock Club #
2/4 Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights #
2/6 Littleton, CO – Angelo’s CD’s (5 p.m. acoustic in-store performance)
2/6 Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre #
2/8 Los Angeles, CA – Vacation Vinyl (5 p.m. acoustic in-store performance)
2/8 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour #
2/9 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s #
2/10 Portland, OR – Music Millennium (4 p.m. acoustic in-store performance)
2/10 Portland, OR – Branx #
2/11 Seattle, WA – Silver Platters (5 p.m. acoustic in-store performance)
2/11 Seattle, WA – Highline Bar #
2/12 Vancouver, BC – Scrape Records (5:30 p.m. acoustic in-store performance)
2/12 Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret #
2/14 Edmonton, AB – Pawn Shop #
2/15 Calgary, AB – Dickens Pub #
2/16 Regina, SK – The Exchange #
2/17 Winnipeg, MB – The Osborne Village Inn #
2/19 Toronto, ON – The Opera House #
2/20 Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes Electriques #
2/21 Boston, MA – The Sinclair #
2/22 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom #
2/23 New Haven,CT – Cafe Nine *
2/25 Burlington, VT – Nectars *
2/26 Providence, RI – Firehouse 13 *
2/27 Harrisburg, PA – Fed Live *
3/1 Columbus, OH – Kobo Live *
3/2 Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class *
3/3 Newport, KY – Southgate House Revival *
3/4 Grand Rapids, MI – The Pyramid Scheme *
3/6 Madison, WI – Frequency *
3/8 Dekalb, IL – House Cafe *
# with Royal Thunder & Pallbearer & Enslaved
* with Royal Thunder

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Ancient VVisdom Releasing New Album "Deathlike," Touring With Enslaved

As was previously announced, the Texas-based occult rock act Ancient VVisdom has been confirmed for a tour alongside blackened-prog stalwarts Enslaved on the “Winter Rites 2013” tour, which also features doom metallers Pallbearer.

The three-week tour, which starts on Jan. 30th in Philadelphia, will be Ancient VVisdom’s first performances in support of new album, “Deathlike,” which will be released on February 5th, 2013. More details about “Deathlike,” the follow-up to the 2011 debut release “A Godlike Inferno” (reviewed here), will be revealed in the near future.

Wed/Jan-30 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts
Thu/Jan-31 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
Fri/Feb-01 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls Theatre
Sat/Feb-02 Detroit, MI The Magic Stick
Sun/Feb-03 Chicago, IL Reggie’s Rock Club
Mon/Feb-04 Minneapolis, MN Mill City Nights
Wed/Feb-06 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre
Fri/Feb-08 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
Sat/Feb-09 San Francisco, CA Slims
Sun/Feb-10 Portland, OR Branx
Mon/Feb-11 Seattle, WA Highline Bar
Tue/Feb-12 Vancouver, BC Biltmore Cabaret
Thu/Feb-14 Edmonton, AB Pawn Shop
Fri/Feb-15 Calgary, AB Dickens Pub
Sat/Feb-16 Regina, SK The Exchange
Sun/Feb-17 Winnipeg, MB The Osborne Village Inn
Tue/Feb-19 Toronto, ON Opera House
Wed/Feb-20 Montreal, QC Les Foufounes Électriques
Thu/Feb-21 Boston, MA The Sinclair
Fri/Feb-22 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom

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