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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In This Moment, Sevendust, Light The Torch, Etc. Spring U.S. Tour Announced

In This Moment, Sevendust, Light The Torch and Hyde will be out on the road together in May. That tour will run as follows:

05/03 Jacksonville, FL – Welcome To Rockville
05/05 Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle (no Hyde)
05/07 Louisville, KY – Palace Theater
05/09 Cedar Rapids, IA – US Celluar Center (feat. Halestorm) (no Sevendust, etc.)
05/11 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave (no Light The Torche, Hyde)
05/13 Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
05/14 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
05/15 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
05/17 Columbus, OH – Mapfre Stadium (‘Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival‘)
05/19 Bridgeview, IL – Chicago Open Air
05/21 Mankato, MN – Verizon Grand Hall
05/22 Sioux Falls, SD – The District
05/24 Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre

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DevilDriver Announces Headline U.S. Tour Dates

Southern California’s revered groove metal band DevilDriver is set to return to the road this August and September on a headline tour featuring special guests 36 Crazyfists, Cane Hill, Uncured, and Tetrarch.

The tour starts August 18th in San Jose, CA and wraps up September 22nd in Lubbock, TX. A complete list of dates can be found below. Dez Fafara comments on the impending trek:

“I am proud to announce the next DevilDriver headlining through the United States. We are bringing our great friends 36 CrazyFists who we haven’t toured with in years as well as Cane Hill, Uncured and Tetrarch! – Come out to a show and GET IN THE PIT! See ya there!”

In addition to the upcoming tour, DevilDriver will also appear as part of this year’s Chicago Open Air Festival on Sunday July 16th. Catch the group live on these dates:

7/16: Chicago, IL @ Chicago Open Air

DEVILDRIVER W/ 36 Crazyfists, Uncured, Tetrarch:
8/18: San Jose, CA @ The Ritz – San Jose
8/19: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
8/20: Spokane, WA @ The Pin
8/21: Billings, MT @ Pub Station

DEVILDRIVER W/36 Crazyfists, Uncured, Tetrarch and Cane Hill:
8/23: Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
8/24: Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
8/25: Belvidere, IL @ Apollo Theatre
8/26: Battle Creek, MI @ Leila Arboretum* (Michigan Metal Festival)
8/27: La Crosse, WI @ Cavalier Lounge
8/28: Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
8/29: Sioux Falls, SD @ Bigs Bar
8/30: Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom
8/31: Wichita, KS @ Crown Uptown
9/1: Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
9/2: Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
9/5: Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Lounge
9/7: Louisville, KY @ Trixie’s Entertainment Complex
9/8: Dayton, OH @ Oddbodys
9/9: Clarksville, TN @ The Warehouse – TN
9/13: Knoxville, TN @ The Concourse (at The International)
9/14: Virginia Beach, VA @ Shaka’s
9/15: Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligan’s Music Hall
9/20: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
9/21: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
9/22: Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s Backroom
*Festival Date

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Watch Zakk Wylde Shredding In Improvised Jam Session For EMGtv

Zakk Wylde made an improvised shred session in the below video for EMGtv. Wylde improvised over an Andy James track provided by Jam Track Central.

In other news Zakk Wylde and Ozzy Osborne have reunited after some years apart. Osbourne issued the following statement on the matter:

“Rock fans rejoice!

For the first time in more than a decade, OZZY OSBOURNE and Zakk Wylde are together again.

Known as one of rock’s most lethal singer and guitarist pairings, the two will hit the road for a series of OZZY headlining shows in the U.S. this summer and fall, beginning July 14 (*see dates below). While they’ve performed together over the years, these shows are the first collaboration for the duo for a full tour since 2006. These dates also mark OZZY’s first solo tour in the U.S. in years beyond one OZZY & Friends performance at the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in New Orleans, LA in October 2015.

OZZY and Zakk first teamed up 30 years ago when Zakk (who OZZY describes as “a f***ing absolutely amazing guitar player”) joined OZZY’s band in 1987; they last recorded in 2007 on OZZY’s acclaimed BLACK RAIN album.

In addition to reuniting with Zakk Wylde on guitar, OZZY’s band will include longtime collaborators Blasko (Bass), Tommy Clufetos (Drums) and Adam Wakeman (Keyboards). OZZY’s tour dates kick off in July at the Rock USA Festival in Oshkosh, WI with additional dates to be announced in the coming weeks.

“I’m so happy to be getting back on the road with Zakk, Blasko, Tommy and Adam,” says OZZY OSBOURNE. “This is what I do. This is where I belong, on the road.”

“I’m really looking forward to The HARDCORE POWAHLIFTING TRAINING SESSIONS with OZZY as well as playing music in between sets of HEAVY SQUATS, BENCHING and DEADLIFTS,” Zakk Wylde adds.

Next up for OZZY: prepping for a new solo album for 2018 on Epic.

OZZY’s initial 2017 tour dates are as follows:
DATE CITY VENUE

July
Fri, July 14 Oshkosh, WI Ozzy at Rock USA
Sun, July 16 Chicago, IL Chicago Open Air Festival
August
Wed, August 9 Sturgis, SD The Legendary Buffalo Chip
Mon, August 21 Cartersville, IL Moonstock 2017 Festival”

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Dragonforce Streams New Song “Curse Of Darkness”

On May 19th, DragonForce will release upcoming full-length studio album, “Reaching Into Infinity,” via Metal Blade Records in the USA.

Today, the band has launched the record’s second single, “Curse of Darkness” – listen in below. The new album’s full track listing including bonus DVD is as follows:

Disc 1 – CD
1. Reaching into Infinity
2. Ashes of the Dawn
3. Judgement Day
4. Astral Empire
5. Curse of Darkness
6. Silence
7. Midnight Madness
8. WAR!
9. Land of Shattered Dreams
10. The Edge of the World
11. Our Final Stand
Bonus Tracks
12. Hatred and Revenge
13. Evil Dead

Disc 2 – Bonus DVD: “DragonForce Live at Woodstock Festival Poland 2016”
1. Holding On
2. Heroes of Our Time
3. Operation Ground and Pound
4. Holding On (Multi-angles)
5. Heroes of Our Time (Multi-Angles)
6. Operation Ground and Pound (Multi-Angles)

Fans can also catch these upcoming Dragonforce 2017 summer tour dates:

July 7 – San Francisco, CA – Slims
July 8 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy
July 9 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red
July 11 – San Antonio, TX – The Rock Box
July 12 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
July 14 – St Louis, MO – Fubar
July 15 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Open Air
July 17 – Detroit, MI – El Club
July 18 – Washington DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
July 20 – New York, NY – Highline Ballroom
July 21 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
July 22 – Bangor, ME – Rise Above Festival
July 23 – Montreal, QC – Corona
July 24 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
July 26 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (“Heaven”)
July 27 – Orlando, FL – The Beacham
July 28 – Tampa, FL – Orpheum
July 29 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room

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Gemini Syndrome Premieres 360° Music Video “Anonymous” From Upcoming New Album “Memento Mori”

Gemini Syndrome premieres a new 360° music video for the band’s new song, “Anonymous”, taken from the upcoming new album “Memento Mori”, which will be out in stores August 19 via Another Century Records.

Check out now “Anonymous” below.

Comments drummer Brian Medina of the album:

“With ‘Lux‘, we were a new band. It was our first raw expression of us as a group. Now we’ve gone through things like switching record labels and replacing band members, and the whole experience has strengthened us as a unit. We have a new sense of determination and feel that ‘Memento Mori‘ shows us delivering on a higher level in every aspect.”

In support of the new album, Gemini Syndrome will be touring with Stitched Up Heart and 9ELECTRIC:

07/13 Salt Lake City, UT – Club X (no Stitched Up Heart)
07/14 Denver, CO – Harry’s Hideaway (no Stitched Up Heart)
07/15 Lawrence, KS – Aftershock (no Stitched Up Heart)
07/17 Bridgeview, IL – Chicago Open Air Festival
07/19 St. Louis, MO – Firebird
07/20 Valparaiso, IN – Big Shots
07/21 Crest Hill, IL – Bada Brew
07/22 Green Bay, WI – Sandlot
07/23 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
07/25 Cleveland, OH – Agora
07/26 Pittsburgh, PA – Diesel

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Drowning Pool Kicking Off USO Tour Dates

Drowning Pool heads out today on a fifth USO tour to perform and visit with service members stationed at Andersen Air Force Base (April 6, Guam), Kadena Air Base (April 8, Japan) and Camp Foster (April 9, Japan). This particular visit is in conjunction with the USO’s Campaign to Connect.

Guitarist C.J. Pierce states, “We love giving back, it’s the least we can do. … There are a lot of families involved in the armed forces and we love giving them a hand. It’s definitely great for us to go overseas and play at different bases. I think 2005 was our first one (Iraq and Kuwait) and it’s personal for us. Each one of us has someone in our family somewhere in the armed forces and it’s all about those friends and families.”

In addition to these USO tour dates, fans can catch Drowning Pool live on these upcoming shows:

4/10 – Bangkok, Thailand @ The Rock Pub
4/13 – Hong Kong, Hong Kong @ Hidden Agenda
4/17 – Jakarta, Indonesia @ HAMMERSONIC 2016
4/22 & 4/23 – Orlando, FL @ Central Florida Fairgrounds
5/5 – Toledo, OH @ Realm – w/ Saliva
5/6 – Lexington, KY @ The Manchester Music Hall – w/ Saliva
5/7 – Cleveland, OH @ The Odeon – w/ Saliva
5/14 – Kansas City, MO @ Liberty Memorial – KQRC Rockfest
5/29 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion – KEGL BFD
6/12 – Inwood, WV @ Summer Jam
7/15 – Bridgeview, IL @ Toyota Park – Chicago Open Air
7/16 – Mansfield, OH @ Ohio State Reformatory – Ink in the Clink
8/13 – Brownfield, TX @ 4B Wild West Bike Rally
8/19 – Glen Flora, WI @ The Northwoods Rock Rally

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