Madball Announces New U.S. Tour Dates

New York City hardcore act Madball has announced several upcoming headlining summer tour dates and festival shows. The band will kick off the run in St. Louis, MO on August 8th and will tour through the Midwest, ending in Philadelphia, PA on August 14th at “This Is Hardcore” Fest.

“We’re excited to be doing more festivals like this in the states,” states vocalist Freddy Cricien. “I think these kinds of shows are great for the genre/scene. We just came back from Europe from doing a few big festivals and we’ll be back there in July for more, before the states tour. Europe has been on to something for years, with regard to having hardcore bands on this kind of platform. Hopefully this trend continues and grows in the states. I am one of the promoters of the BnB bowl in NYC. We’ve tried to set an example for years now with that event. Hopefully, we can do it ‘open air’ proper style some day! See you all in the Midwest, either at a fest or club show. Come through!”

The details are as follows:

6/24 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge – “The Rumble, Day 1”
8/08 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
8/09 Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
8/10 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
8/11 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave Bar
8/12 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick – “Fucking Awesome Fest”
8/13 Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop
8/14 Philadelphia, PA @ Starlight Ballroom – “This Is Hardcore”

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Fleshgod Apocalypse Posts New Album "Agony" Cover Artwork

Italy’s Fleshgod Apocalypse has revealed the cover art for the band’s Nuclear Blast Records debut “Agony.” Marco Hasmann, who worked with the band on the previous releases “Mafia” and “Oraclesm” crafted the record’s cover design.

The band comments, “The album cover is about the eternal struggle of mankind; we’re condemned to live facing our evil side, which dwells in every one of us. We are like tied to the ground, forced in chains that can’t be broken, so the man in the cover is representing all humanity and its eternal agony, knowing that it’s almost impossible to liberate ourselves from the obscurity of our nature. Unless we decide to admit to ourselves who we are and face our doom, that would be the only way to free our kind and rise to an higher conscience, someday.”

Fleshgod Apocalypse will also be appearing on the upcoming Summer Slaughter tour. Details are as follows:

Jul. 22 – Los Angeles, CA – House Of Blues
Jul. 23 – Anaheim, CA – The Grove
Jul. 25 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre
Jul. 26 – Seattle, WA – King Cat Theatre
Jul. 28 – Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
Jul. 29 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
Jul. 30 – San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
Jul. 31 – Scottsdale, AZ – The Venue Scottsdale
Aug. 02 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
Aug. 04 – Louisville, KY – Expo Five
Aug. 05 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews
Aug. 06 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
Aug. 07 – Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
Aug. 08 – Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
Aug. 09 – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
Aug. 10 – Montreal, QC – Olympia
Aug. 11 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Aug. 12 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Aug. 13 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts
Aug. 14 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
Aug. 16 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Aug. 17 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
Aug. 19 – Houston, TX – House Of Blues
Aug. 20 – San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live
Aug. 21 – Dallas, TX – House Of Blues

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Fleshgod Apocalypse Posts New Album "Agony" Cover Artwork

Italy’s Fleshgod Apocalypse has revealed the cover art for the band’s Nuclear Blast Records debut “Agony.” Marco Hasmann, who worked with the band on the previous releases “Mafia” and “Oraclesm” crafted the record’s cover design.

The band comments, “The album cover is about the eternal struggle of mankind; we’re condemned to live facing our evil side, which dwells in every one of us. We are like tied to the ground, forced in chains that can’t be broken, so the man in the cover is representing all humanity and its eternal agony, knowing that it’s almost impossible to liberate ourselves from the obscurity of our nature. Unless we decide to admit to ourselves who we are and face our doom, that would be the only way to free our kind and rise to an higher conscience, someday.”

Fleshgod Apocalypse will also be appearing on the upcoming Summer Slaughter tour. Details are as follows:

Jul. 22 – Los Angeles, CA – House Of Blues
Jul. 23 – Anaheim, CA – The Grove
Jul. 25 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre
Jul. 26 – Seattle, WA – King Cat Theatre
Jul. 28 – Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
Jul. 29 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
Jul. 30 – San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
Jul. 31 – Scottsdale, AZ – The Venue Scottsdale
Aug. 02 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
Aug. 04 – Louisville, KY – Expo Five
Aug. 05 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews
Aug. 06 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
Aug. 07 – Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
Aug. 08 – Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
Aug. 09 – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
Aug. 10 – Montreal, QC – Olympia
Aug. 11 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Aug. 12 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Aug. 13 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts
Aug. 14 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
Aug. 16 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Aug. 17 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
Aug. 19 – Houston, TX – House Of Blues
Aug. 20 – San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live
Aug. 21 – Dallas, TX – House Of Blues

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Dirge Within Posts "Confession" Music Video

Dirge Within has posted a music video online for “Confession,” which was shot in Chicago and can be viewed below. The clip was filmed and edited by Jason Meudt at Vision 4 Films, with the music recorded by Chris Djuricic at Belle City Sound in Racine, WI.

Dirge Within will also be embarking on an upcoming U.S. tour with Kittie and Diamond Plate. Details are available at this location.

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Footage Available Of Dark Spectrum Performing "Whsiper" And "Sociopath"

Footage has been posted online of Chicago metallers Dark Spectrum performing the tracks “Whisper” and “Sociopath,” which can both be viewed below. The performance took place on April 2nd, 2011 at The Beat Kitchen in Chicago.

Dark Spectrum also recently released a video for the single “Perplexed in Chaos.” The video clip can be viewed at this location.

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Blindside Reveals Dates For Upcoming U.S. Tour

Swedish act Blindside has announced that dates for its upcoming tour of the United States. You can check out the full list of dates, cities and venues below. The band will be touring in support of its recently released album “With Shivering Hearts We Wait.”

09/01 Tulsa, OK – Enerjie Event Center
09/02 Omaha, NE – Sokol Underground
09/03 Worthing, SD – Lifelight Festival
09/04 St. Paul, MN – Station 4
09/06 Chicago, IL – The Bottom Lounge
09/07 Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
09/09 Dayton, OH – The Attic Club
09/10 Nashville, TN – Rocketown
09/11 Little Rock, AR – Juanita’s
09/12 Dallas, TX – The Door
09/16 Boise, ID – The Knitting Factory Concert House
09/19 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
09/20 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
09/23 Pomona, CA – The Glasshouse

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Blindside Announce U.S. Tour

Blindside will begin a U.S. tour in support of their latest release ‘With Shivering Hearts We Wait‘ in September, click here for dates.

September 3th in St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
September 6th in Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
September 7th in Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
September 9th in Dayton, OH @ Attic Club
September 10th in Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
September 11th in Little Rock, AR @ Juanita’s
September 12th in Dallas, TX @ The Door
September 16th in Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
September 19th in Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
September 20th in Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
September 23rd in Pomana, CA @ The Glasshouse

See more here:
Blindside Announce U.S. Tour

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White Wizzard Kicking Off North American Tour Tonight With Forbidden

Los Angeles traditional heavy metal act White Wizzard is due to kick off a North American tour tonight, June 9th, at the world-famous Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood. White Wizzard will be joining reactivated Bay Area thrashers Forbidden for the three-week tour, along with Revocation and Havok. White Wizzard bassist and founding member Jon Leon comments:

“The band is in heavy rehearsals and firing on all cylinders. We have never sounded better. We have our work cut out for us, as we are going out with three amazingly talented groups. I am a fan of every band on the bill and Forbidden were my heroes growing up. It is going to be an amazing time!!! Come out and see for yourselves… Long live metal!!”

The dates are as follows:

June 09 – West Hollywood, CA – Whisky A Go Go
June 11 – Sparks, NV – The Alley
June 12 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
June 13 – Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
June 14 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
June 15 – Kelowna, BC – Sapphire Nightclub
June 16 – Edmonton, AB – The Pawn Shop
June 17 – Regina, SK – Riddell Center
June 18 – Winnipeg, MB – Royal Albert Arms
June 20 – Milwaukee, WI – Mad Planet
June 21 – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Rock Club
June 22 – Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
June 23 – Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
June 24 – Trenton, NJ – The Backstage at Championship Bar
June 25 – Columbus, OH – Alrosa Villa
June 26 – St. Louis, MO – Fubar
June 27 – Kansas City, MO – The Beaumont Club
June 29 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
June 30 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
July 01 – Tempe, AZ – The Clubhouse
July 02 – Escondido, CA – JT’s Limelight

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Whitehorse Announces "Progression" LP North American Release Through At A Loss Recordings

Oppressive Australian sludge/metal unit Whitehorse has confirmed that the band will release the “Progression” album on both 12″ LP and digital download formats to North America via At A Loss Recordings this Summer.

“Progression” was initially released early this year on CD by Sweat Lung Records, to coincide with Whitehorse’s 2011 American tour. The brutal venture took the band through a massive amount of the country, including several performances at this year’s SXSW as well as a full Southeast/East Coast tour alongside The Body.

At A Loss will release “Progression” digitally on July 5th, 2011, and the deluxe LP vinyl format will be released later in the Summer; the lacquers are currently being cut at Chicago Mastering Service by Jason Ward, and a final release date will be announced shortly.

The track listing is as follows:

Side A
1. Mechanical Disintegration (7:38)
2. Progression (6:10)
3. Control, Annihilate (4:06)

Side B
4. Time Worn Regression (9:26)
5. Remains Unknown (10:45)

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Fair To Midland Announces New Tour Dates

Fair to Midland has been confirmed to support The Damned Things and Maylene & The Sons of Disaser on the Inked Magazine tour this summer. “We’re very excited about being a part of this tour,” says bassist Jon Dicken. “We’re fans of all the bands involved and are looking forward to hitting the road with them for what looks like should be a fun summer. It’s a great way to kick off the release of our new record. Also, since it’s called the Inked Magazine Tour we may need to make a few tattoo shop stops before the tour starts!”

The band has also been confirmed to support Dredg in July along side The Trophy Fire. Those dates are in addition to the cluster of CD Release shows the act announced earlier this week.

Fair to Midland will release a new full-length entitled “Arrows and Anchors” on July 12th, 2011. This is the band’s follow-up to the “Fables from a Mayfly: What I Tell You Three Times Is True” record released in 2007. One of the new tracks, titled “Amarillo Sleeps on My Pillow” is still being given away as a free download.

The upcoming tour dates are as follows:

7/12 – Dallas, TX – Curtain Club
7/13 – Tulsa, OK – The Marquee
7/15 – Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
7/16 – St Paul, MN – Station 4
7/17 – Madison, WI – The Annex
7/18 – Cedar Falls, IA – The Wheelhouse

Supporting DREDG
7/22 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
7/23 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
7/24 – Boise, ID – The Venue
7/26 – Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
7/27 – Albuquerque, NM – Launch Pad
7/29 – Mesa, AZ – Nile Theatre
7/30 – Las Vegas, NV – Palms Hotel
7/31 – San Diego, CA – Soma Side Stage
8/3 – San Luis Obispo, CA – SLO Brewing Co
8/5 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades

Opening the INKED Magazine Tour
8/13 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
8/14 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
8/14 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
8/16 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
8/17 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
8/19 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
8/20 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
8/21 – Detroit, MI – St Andrew’s Hall
8/23 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
8/24 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony
8/26 – New York, NY – Grammercy
8/27 – Philadelphia, PA – TLA
8/29 – Charlotte, NC – Fillmore
8/30 – Ft Lauderdale, FL – Revolution

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