Jesus Piece January West Coast Tour Announced

Jesus Piece announce five dates for a West Coast run with Gag and Vamachara. Below’s where that trek will stop:

01/22 Vancouver, BC – 333 (Jesus Piece only)
01/23 Portland, OR – Watershed PDX
01/25 Berkeley, CA – 924 Gilman
01/26 Fullerton, CA – Riff Mountain
01/27 Las Vegas, NV – American Legion Post 8

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Hissing Announce West Coast Tour

Seattle death metal trio HISSING has announced a run of West Coast North American tour dates for early 2019 in support of their debut LP, Permanent Destitution, released in October through Profound Lore Records. The tour sees HISSING paired with Oakland’s brutalizing Abstracter, with dates running from February 22nd through March 2nd.

HISSING West Coast North American Tour w/ Abstracter:

2/22/2019 Twilight – Portland, OR
2/23/2019 Pat’s Pub – Vancouver, BC
2/24/2019 Highline Bar – Seattle, WA
2/25/2019 Plaid Pig – Tacoma, WA
2/26/2019 Old Nick’s – Eugene, OR
2/27/2019 Siren Song – Eureka, CA
2/28/2019 Blue Lamp – Sacramento, CA
3/01/2019 Manny’s – Paso Robles, CA
3/02/2019 Elbo Room – Oakland, CA

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American thrash metal legends Whiplash sign to Metal Blade Records

– July 18th, 2018 –

New album in the making

Photo credit: DM Jones

Metal Blade Records is proud to welcome East Coast thrashing legends Whiplash to its ranks! Whiplash is an original thrash metal band, and Tony Portaro delivers over 30 years of power thrashing death. Comments Whiplash‘s very own Tony Portaro on the signing: “My main influences were the West Coast thrash bands that Brian Slagel brought into the limelight in the early 80′s. Without them attracting my attention in the first place, I never would have written ‘Power and Pain.’ And the fact that Metal Blade is still promoting old school thrash and believing in me, gives me the inspiration to continue creating my East Coast style of metal.”

Known for his lightning speed riffs and leads, Portaro heads a power-trio lineup delivering metal, old-school style. Whiplash exploded onto the USA metal scene in 1984, branding the East Coast with its original thrash sound. Debuting their Roadrunner release Power And Pain at Ruthie’s Inn, Berkeley, CA., they followed it with two additional releases: Ticket To Mayhem and Insult To Injury. From its East Coast thrash beginnings, Whiplash claimed its place in the metal archives.

As a New Jersey native, Tony Portaro made his chops at NY clubs, including CBGBs and L’Amour. Always attracting talent, Portaro led band members through various incarnations of Whiplash, always trying to realize the musical vision he heard in his head. Producing four more Whiplash records through 2009, Whiplash stamped their way around the globe, gaining thrash followers whose ranks still grow to this day.

Whiplash has recorded a full new album, and in order to get a more old-school sound, Portaro opted to record to 2″ tape. Also, with the advice of renowned mastering engineer, Maor Appelbaum (Faith No More, Halford, Armored Saint, Sepultura, Candlemass, Anvil, Goatwhore), he chose to have the mix done by Phil Anderson, a long-time collaborator of Maor. Phil mixes on an analog board which should further benefit the project and push it in the direction Portaro is looking to reach.

Besides Tony Portaro, Whiplash consists of bassist Dank Delong, who had been recruited by Portaro in 2010. Dank Delong’s presence onstage is undeniable. Dank’s energetic and animated stage performance continues to be electrifying, as he wields his formidable bass missile-like and over his head! He is a long-standing member and VP of the worldwide metal support club, NYDM – Rockland.

Ron Lipnicki’s thrash injection to Whiplash in 2018 would begin a new era for the band on Metal Blade Records. Hailing from New Jersey, Ron’s drum skills need no introduction, coming off a 12 year run with Overkill, and before that, hitting it with Hades. With his precision guns firing, Lipnicki obliterates the kit while setting rapid-fire pace! This is thrash – this is Whiplash thrash!

Whiplash continues to bring old school thrash to a new generation of metal heads. THRASH ‘TIL DEATH!

Stay tuned for more updates on the new album, which will drop in early 2019!

Whiplash online:
http://www.officialwhiplash.com
https://www.facebook.com/WhiplashThrash
https://twitter.com/whiplash_thrash

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SECT Announce July East Coast Mini-Tour

SECT (Fall Out Boy, Earth Crisis, ex-Cursed, etc.) announce a July mini-tour on the East Coast that will see them play the following trio of shows:

07/13 Washington, DC – The Pinch
07/14 Brooklyn, NY – Kingsland
07/15 Philadelphia, PA – The Fire

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Prong & Powerflo West Coast Mini-Tour Announced

Prong, Powerflo (Cypress Hill, Biohazard, etc.) announce a West Coast mini-tour together for the spring:

03/29 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
03/30 Fullerton, CA – Slidebar
04/02 San Jose, CA – The Ritz
04/03 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
04/04 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
04/07 Las Vegas, NV – Backstage Bar
04/08 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick

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Iron Reagan, Despise You, Etc. Announce Mini East Coast Tour

Iron Reagan announce a short East Coast headlining run with support from Despise You, Cemetery Piss & Left Cross:

01/10 Teaneck, NJ – Debonair Music Hall
01/11 Providence, RI – Alchemy
01/12 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bazaar
01/13 Reading, PA – Reverb
01/14 Richmond, VA – Champion Brewery

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THIS WILL DESTROY YOU To Kick Off West Coast Mini-Tour This Week; Band To Play Knit Ball 2017

Texan instrumental rock collective THIS WILL DESTROY YOU will kick off a West Coast mini tour this week with Glassing. The near week-long journey will run from September 19th in San Diego, California through September 25th in Phoenix, Arizona. In November, THIS WILL DESTROY YOU will take to the streets again for an East Coast […]

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THIS WILL DESTROY YOU To Kick Off West Coast Mini-Tour This Week; Band To Play Knit Ball 2017

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THIS WILL DESTROY YOU To Kick Off West Coast Mini-Tour This Week; Band To Play Knit Ball 2017

Texan instrumental rock collective THIS WILL DESTROY YOU will kick off a West Coast mini tour this week with Glassing. The near week-long journey will run from September 19th in San Diego, California through September 25th in Phoenix, Arizona. In November, THIS WILL DESTROY YOU will take to the streets again for an East Coast […]

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THIS WILL DESTROY YOU To Kick Off West Coast Mini-Tour This Week; Band To Play Knit Ball 2017

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U.S. Tour Embarked By This Will Destroy You

Texan instrumental rock collective This Will Destroy You will kick off a West Coast mini tour this week with Glassing. The near week-long journey will run from September 19th in San Diego, California through September 25th in Phoenix, Arizona.

In November, This Will Destroy You will take to the streets again for an East Coast jaunt beginning November 12th in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and running through November 18th in Teaneck, New Jersey. The trek features support from Sannhet and includes a performance at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, New York as part of Knit Ball 2017, a week-long series of shows celebrating the historic venue’s 30th anniversary. See all confirmed dates below:

West Coast w/Glassing:

9/19/2017 The Casbah – San Diego, CA
9/20/2017 The Ritz – San Jose, CA
9/21/2017 Starline Social Club – Oakland, CA
9/22/2017 Pico-Union Project – Los Angeles, CA
9/24/2017 The Flycatcher – Tucson, AZ
9/25/2017 The Rebel Lounge – Phoenix, AZ

East Coast w/Sannhet:

11/12/2017 Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center – Harrisburg, PA
11/13/2017 BSP Kingston – Kingston, NY
11/14/2017 Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY
11/15/2017 35 Artspace – Portsmouth, NH
11/16/2017 The Met – Pawtucket, RI
11/17/2017 The Outer Space/The Ballroom – Hamden, CT
11/18/2017 Debonair Music Hall – Teaneck, NJ

Last year, This Will Destroy You released a special 10th anniversary edition of the defining “Young Mountain” LP via Magic Bullet Records.

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