Backwoods Payback Announces Upcoming U.S. Tour Dates

Pennsylvania stoner/doom rockers Backwoods Payback, who were forced to cut their tour with Lo Pan short this past March due to a medical emergency, will return to the road triumphantly this June. Fittingly titled the “June 2011 Back On The Horse Tour,” the trek will run from June 9th to June 25th beginning at the Crayola House in Harrisonburg, Virginia and include a June 17th stop in Kenosha, Wisconsin as a part of the Days Of The Doomed Fest. The band will be joined by Maryland’s Admiral Browning.

Said guitarist/vocalist Mike Cummings of the impending journey: “The 18 date run serves as a prelude to our much anticipated Small Stone Records debut, to be released late Summer/early Fall. Joining us for the long haul will be Admiral Browning, making this one of the ‘not to be missed’ tours of the year.”

Backwoods Payback will be releasing the band’s Small Stone Recordings debut later this spring. The upcoming tour dates are as follows:

6/09/2011 Crayola House – Harrisonburg, VA
6/10/2011 The Triple – Richmond, VA
6/11/2011 The Milestone – Charlotte, NC
6/12/2011 The Nick – Birmingham, AL
6/13/2011 Little Hamilton – Nashville, TN
6/14/2011 The Hi-Tone – Memphis, TN
6/16/2011 The Mill – Iowa City, IA
6/17/2011 The P.L.A.V. – Kenosha, WI
6/18/2011 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL
6/19/2011 The Summit – Columbus, OH
6/20/2011 Mac’s Bar – Lansing, MI
6/21/2011 31st St. Tavern – Pittsburgh, PA
6/22/2011 123 Pleasant St. – Morgantown, WV
6/23/2011 Millcreek Tavern – Philadelphia, PA
6/24/2011 The Note – West Chester, PA
6/25/2011 Krug’s – Frederick, MD

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Honda Civic Tour Dates Announced

Blink 182 and My Chemical Romanace will team for the 2011 Honda Civic tour with support from Manchester Orchestra and Rancid on select dates.

August 5th in Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center *
August 6th in Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater *
August 7th in Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater ~
August 9th in Boston, MA@ Comcast Center *
August 11th in Buffalo, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center *
August 12th in Washington, D.C. @ Jiffy Lube Live *
August 13th in Hershey, PA @ Hershey Park Pavilion *
August 14th in Hartford, CT @ The Comcast Theatre *
August 19th in St. Louis, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre *
August 20th in Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Pavilion *
August 21st in Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center *
August 23rd in Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheater *
September 1st in Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheater +
September 3rd in Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheater +
September 4th in Denver, CO @ Comfort Dental Amphitheater +
September 7th in Minneapolis, MN @ Xcel Energy Center ^
September 8th in Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena ~
September 9th in Kansas City, MO @ Sandstone Amphitheater ^
September 10th in Indianapolis, IN @ Verizon Wireless Music Center ^
September 11th in Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre ^
September 13th in Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center ^
September 15th in Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion ^
September 16th in Saratoga, NY @ SPAC ^
September 17th in Philadelphia, PA @ Susquehanna Bank Center ^
September 18th in Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach ^
September 20th in Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheater ^
September 21st in Atlanta, GA @ Aarons Amphitheatre at Lakewood ^
September 23rd in Miami, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheater ^
September 24th in Tampa, FL @ 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre ^
September 26th in Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion ^
September 27th in Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion ^
September 29th in Albuquerque, NM @ Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque Presentsth in The Pavlion ^
September 30th in Phoenix, AZ @ Tempe Beach Park Amphitheatre ^x
October 1st in Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center ^
October 2nd in Sacramento, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre ^
October 4th in Concord, CA @ Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord ^
October 5th in San Francisco, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre ^
October 7th in Las Vegas, NV @ Red Rock Resort, Spa & Casino ^
October 8th in Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl ^
October 15th in San Diego, CA @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre ^

* w/ Manchester Orchestra
+ w/ Rancid
^ w/ Matt & Kim
~ support TBA
x My Chemical Romance not appearing

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Dame-Nation Festival 2011 Band Lineup Announced

The lineup has now been announced for Chicago’s female-fronted rock and metal festival Dame-Nation. The festival will take over Reggies Rock Club on Friday, July 29th and features the following lineup:

Avariel (Boston, MA)
Deadmanswake (Downers Grove, IL)
The Unvoiced (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Losing Scarlet (Chicago, IL)
Angelical Tears (Oklahoma City, OK)
Shield of Wings (Chicago, IL)
A Sound of Thunder (Washington DC)
Solarsphere (Chicago, IL)
Lindz Riot of Mary and the Black Lamb (Oshawa, Ontario, Canada)

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“Karate Nipples,” a brand new song from Iwrestledabearonce’s new Ruining It For Everybody CD premieres today at MetalSucks .

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Rat Babies Announces New U.S. Tour Dates

Athens, Georgia based act Rat Babies has announced a May/June tour that will take the band into new territory reaching as far north as Chicago IL, Lansing MI and Youngstown OH, while also hitting familiar areas like IN, VA, NC, SC, and GA where fan have come to know what to expect. Later this year the band will once again hit the road for another tour which is being scheduled for a three month run in Aug-Oct covering the southeast USA while touring with the vaudevillian sideshow troupe called “Mr Blank’s Carnivale of Black Hearts.”

The band’s currently announced dates are as follows:

May 24 – Macon, GA @ Golden Bough Bookstore
May 25 – Greenville, SC @ The Radio Room
May 26 – Chattanooga, TN @ JJ’s Bohemia
May 27 – Somerset, KY @ Ferguson Park
May 28 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Vollrath
May 30 – Chicago, IL @ Memories Bar
June 1 – Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar
June 2 – Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class
June 3 – Youngstown, OH @ 456 Colonial
June 4 – Leesburg, VA @ Balls Bluff Tavern
June 5 – Alexandria, VA @ The AMMA House
June 6 – Fairfax, VA @ Fairfax Firehouse #3
June 8 – Chapel Hill, NC @ The Nightlight
June 10 – Wilmington, NC @ The Juggling Gypsy
June 11 – Augusta, GA @ Sky City

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Dark Spectrum Posts "Perplexed In Chaos" Music Video

“Perplexed in Chaos,” the new video from Chicago metallers Dark Specturm, has been posted online and can be viewed below. The video was filmed in April and directed by Mike Doucet. Dark Specturm bassist Thatcher Markham also commented on the clip:

“Making the video was a grueling, 13 hour ordeal that left all of us exhausted, but the time couldn’t have gone towards a better cause. Mike did a great job shooting and putting the video together, it has completely and totally exceeded any expectations we had when we started.

“The concept of the video is a man believing himself to be the antichrist having visions of two demonic beings breaking him out of an insane asylum. The little girls are actually our lead guitarist’s twin daughters and were perfect for that dark, creepy feel and as a nod towards The Shining. Thanks for checking this out, we hope you enjoy it.”

The “Perplexed in Chaos” video comes off Dark Spectrum’s new album “Whisper” and was recorded at Apothica Studios. Joe Tiberi of Mechina once again handled production and recording duties, as well as the mixing and mastering.

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ALTER BRIDGE/CREED Guitarist Working On Speed/Thrash Metal Album

San Antonio cult TV show “Robb’s MetalWorks” has released a four-minute preview of an interview with Mark Tremonti of ALTER BRIDGE and CREED conducted on May 3, 2011 at the House of Blues in Chicago, Illinois.

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Corrosion Of Conformity Adds Dates To Summer Schedule

Heavy metal veterans Corrosion Of Conformity have added a new handful of dates to its current summer touring schedule. You can view the newly updated list of dates, cities and venues below.

05/26 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
05/27 Baltimore, MD – Sonar (Maryland Death Fest)
05/28 Braddock, PA – Braddock Elk’s Lodge

06/17 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest
06/18 Bilbao, SPA – Sala Santana
06/19 Barcelona, POR – GSM Fesst
06/21 Madrid, SPA – Sala Caracol
06/22 Badalona, SPA – Estraperlo Club
06/23 Mallorca, SPA – Sala Assaig
06/24 Desselt, BEL – Graspop Metal Meeting
06/26 Krakow, POL – Rotunda
06/28 Budapest, HUN – Club 202
06/30 Rome, ITA – Init
07/01 Bologna, ITA – Blogos
07/03 Berlin, GER – White Trash
07/04 Gdynia, POL – Ucho
07/05 Hamburg, GER – Hafenklang
07/07 Gavle, SWE – Getaway Rock Fest

With Clutch:
07/20 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl
07/22 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
07/23 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
07/24 Traverse City, MI – Ground Zero
07/26 Columbia, MO – Blue Note
07/27 Urbana, IL – The Canopy Club
07/31 Louisville, KY – Expo Five

Corrosion of Conformity with special guests:
07/21 Albany, NY – Bogle’s
07/28 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
07/29 Rock Island, IL – Rock Island Brewing Company
07/30 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s

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Did RISE AGAINST ‘Borrow’ MEGADETH’s Album Title?

Bassist Joe Principe of the Chicago “punk rock” band RISE AGAINST was asked during a brand new interview with Kevin Conklin of the 93.7 KCLB Rocks! radio station (web site) in Palm Springs, California if MEGADETH’s Dave Mustaine has threatened legal action against Principe’s group over the fact that RISE AGAINST’s latest album, 2011’s “Endgame”, shares a title with MEGADETH’s 2009 effort.

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Willowtip To Release New Macabre Album

Celebrarating their 25th Anniversary of all original members Chicago’s murder metal pioneers MACABRE unleash their brand new studio album entitled “Grim Scary Tales” in Europe on January 31st, 2011 by Hammerheart Records & in North America on February 8th, 2011 by Willowtip Records. The album explores the history of murder from the earliest times and proceeds forward through the ages. Stylistically it is MACABRE in nature, yet very diverse musically. Featuring original cover art and layout by Scott Jackson from Monsterman Graphics & Rock N Roll Comics fame.

Additionally MACABRE is about to embark on a tour through Europe with NAPALM DEATH, IMMOLATION and WAKING THE CADAVER. Starting Thursday, November 5th in Hamburg, Germany. During this five week tour, dubbed the “Campaign For Musical Destruction Tour 2010”, the band will exclusively be offering fans their brand new album at these live shows far in advance of the 2011 in store dates. A complete listing of tour dates and cities can be found below.

Born in 1985, Chicago’s MACABRE blends elements of true crime, math rock, nursery rhymes, punk, thrash, folk melodies, death metal, jazz fusion, black metal and more into an energetic,
catchy and unmistakable amalgam Murder Metal.

***MACABRE tour dates***

04.11. Hamburg – Logo (Germany)
05.11. Aalborg – Metal Fest (Denmark)
06.11. Berlin – SO36 (Germany)
07.11. Drachten – Iduna (Netherlands)
08.11. Hannover – Bei Chez Heinz (Germany)
09.11. Koln – Underground (Germany)
10.11. Lille – L’Aeronef (France)
11.11. Vaureal – Le Forum (France)
12.11. Rennes – Antipode (France)
13.11. Villava – Sala Totem (Spain)
14.11. Santiago De Compostela – Sala Capitol (Spain)
15.11. Madrid – Sala Live (Spain)
16.11. Badalona – Estraperlo Club (Spain)
18.11. Bologna – Estragon (Italy)
19.11. Geneva – Usine (Switzerland)
20.11. Nimes – Xtrem Rakan Fest (France)
21.11 Basel – Sommercasino (Switzerland)
22.11. Stuttgart – Universum (Germany)
23.11. Klagenfurt – Stereo Club (Austria)
24.11. Ljublijana – Menza Pri Koritu (Slovenia)
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