Rock super group Motor Sister begins writing for new album

– August 16th, 2018 –

Announces Los Angeles show at Molly Malones on September 8th

Photo credit: Stephanie Cabral

On September 8th, rock super group Motor Sister – featuring Jim Wilson (Mother Superior), Scott Ian (Anthrax), Pearl Aday (solo), Joey Vera (Armored Saint, Fates Warning), and John Tempesta (The Cult) – will appear at Molly Malones in Los Angeles for a special show. For more information, please visit: ticketweb.com

Following the event, Motor Sister will start to write material for a new album, due out 2019 via Metal Blade Records. Since the release of their debut, Ride, in 2015, the group has been more than busy with their other commitments outside of the band: Scott Ian has been touring non-stop with Anthrax; John Tempesta has been on tour with The Cult; Joey Vera has been performing Symbol Of Salvation in its entirety with Armored Saint; Pearl Aday released a solo album, Heartbreak and Canyon Revelry, and just completed a run of dates opening for Cody Jinks; Jim Wilson released his latest album with drummer Phil Jones in June.

Motor Sister was originally assembled to jam for Scott Ian’s 50th birthday party. Thanks to Scott’s wife Pearl Aday, all it took was a quick phone call, and the stage was literally set for Scott’s dream gig. “I wanted to cherry-pick a set list of my favorite Mother Superior songs and get these guys together and have the concert at my house,” Scott says of the event that eventually led to an album (Ride – comprised of Mother Superior covers) and the formation of Motor Sister. For their sophomore release, Motor Sister will be writing all new, original songs.

“The simple goal for the second Motor Sister album is to make the most kick ass, high energy rock & roll record ever,” Jim Wilson comments.

To preview and purchase Ride, please visit: metalblade.com/motorsister. Stay tuned for more news coming soon!

Motor Sister line-up:
Jim Wilson – vocals, guitar
Scott Ian – guitar
Joey Vera – bass
John Tempesta – drums
Pearl Aday – vocals

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Suffocation Announces Last Tour With Vocalist Frank Mullen

New York death metal pioneers Suffocation have announced dates for their final North American tour with original vocalist Frank Mullen. This historic trek will take place this upcoming October / November and see the band joined by misanthropic gore grinders Cattle Decapitation, Brazilian death metal legends Krisiun, and Swedish tech-death sensations Soreption.

Mullen went on to issue the following statement:
“Hello my friends – so this is it, after 30 years of being a part of this amazing band, which I have had the opportunity to tour the world and bring our music to the sickest fans on the planet, it has come to this time – I bid you a farewell.

“I would like to thank first and foremost, all of my brothers in Suffocation who I have shared the stage with over the years. We have had the sickest of times on the road, and recorded some of the sickest fucking music the planet has ever heard. Secondly I want to thank ALL OUR FANS AND FRIENDS WORLDWIDE, who have helped make this journey possible by supporting us unconditionally. None of this would have been possible without you. So in closing, I will miss you all. This has been the craziest ride of my life and I would not change a thing! Until we meet up again take care, stay brutal and I look forward to the next chapter.

“But before I take my final step off the stage, to give back to all of you who have supported, me and the boys are going to head out on the DEATH CHOPPING NORTH AMERICA tour. Along with some insane support acts including Cattle Decapitation, Krisiun, and Soreption! I hope to see you all for one last ride across North America. Stay brutal.”

Tickets go on sale Friday, August 10th at www.suffocationofficial.com.

Confirmed dates are as follows:

10.21: Wantagh, NY @ Mulcahy’s Concert Hall
10.22: Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Down
10.23: Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques
10.24: Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Place
10.25: Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
10.26: Joliet, IL @ The Forge
10.27: St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Bar and Grill
10.29: Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
10.30: Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
10.31: Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
11.01: Jerome, ID @ Diamondz Event Center
11.02: Seattle, WA @ Club Sur Rocks
11.03: Portland, OR @ Dante’s
11.04: Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro
11.05: West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go Go **
11.06: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick **
11.07: Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
11.09: San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
11.10: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar ‘N Grill
11.11: Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
11.13: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
11.14: Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
11.15: Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
11.16: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
11.17: Reading, PA @ Reverb
** – No Cattle Decapitation

Suffocation’s latest album, …Of The Dark Light, was released in 2017 via Nuclear Blast Records.

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Light The Torch July Headlining Dates Announced

Light The Torch announced a handful headlining dates to follow-up their summer tour with Gwar. Below’s where they will perform:

07/21 Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub Concert Hall
07/23 Merriam, KS – Aftershock
07/24 Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
07/26 Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue

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Fan Ejected From The Toronto Stop Of Slayer’s Farewell Tour Tried To Swim Back Into The Venue Island

A fan attending the show of Slayer‘s farewell tour at the Budweiser Stage in Toronto, on May 29th, attempted to swim his way back in to the concert after being removed from the venue. It was not disclosed as to why he was ejected.

As you’ll see in the below series of pics posted by Anthrax‘s Scott Ian, he was not successful with authorities apprehending him when he reached the shore and EMT’s tending to him for potential hypothermia.

Slayer are currently out on the first North American leg of their farewell tour with Lamb Of God, Anthrax, Behemoth and Testament as support acts.

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Devin Townsend Debuts Orchestral Live Performance Of “Truth” From Upcoming New Blu-ray

Devin Townsend has debuted a live video of “Truth” being performed in Bulgaria with the aid of the Orchestra of Plovdiv State Opera. The footage comes from his upcoming live set, “Ocean Machine – Live At The Ancient Roman Theatre Plovdiv“ which will be released on July 06th. That release primarily captures a special 20th anniversary performance of “Ocean Machine: Biomech” that took place on September 22nd, 2017 at the Ancient Roman Theatre in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

Comments Townsend:

“Hey there, Devin T here, taking a second to bring myself up for air from writing : )
After a long and arduous process, the concert myself and the DTP performed in Plovdiv Bulgaria is finished, and here is your first view of it, ‘Truth’.

I am very proud of this release and it represents a culmination of many years of material. The concert actually is in two parts, with Ocean Machine being the second. It was a fantastic night and an unforgettable experience with the die-hards travelling from all around the world to be there with us.

As I move into the next phase of my life and career, this live in Bulgaria DVD stands as a monument for me, and what we achieved with the DTP.

As always, words fail me when it comes to expressing what the support of the audience means, but I thank you and everyone involved for allowing this to happen.

I hope you enjoy : )

Devin“

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The Faceless, Lorna Shore, Dyscarnate, Etc. Summer Tour Announced

The Faceless, Lorna Shore and Dyscarnate will be out on the road together this summer playing the below booked dates. Opening slots will by NOMVDIC, Dead Eyes Always Dreaming and The Convalescence on select dates. Both The Faceless and Lorna Shore have recently underwent some major lineup changes with The Faceless having recently replaced 4/5th of their team and Lorna Shore planning to announce a new vocalist.

With NOMVDIC:

06/26 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
06/27 Portland, OR – Dante’s
06/28 Boise, ID – The Shredder
06/29 Salt Lake City, UT – Club X
06/30 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
07/01 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
07/02 Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
07/03 Sioux Falls, SD – Big’s Bar
07/05 Green Bay, WI – Riverside Ballroom
07/06 St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam
07/08 Joliet, IL – The Forge
07/09 Kalamazoo, MI – Shakespeare’s Pub (feat. Dead Eyes Always Dreaming)
07/10 Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub Concert Hall

With Dead Eyes Always Dreaming:

07/11 Dayton, OH – Oddbody’s (feat. The Convalescence)
07/12 Detroit, MI – Harpo’s (feat. The Convalescence)
07/13 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
07/14 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
07/15 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
07/16 Waterford, NY – Chrome
07/17 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
07/18 Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
07/19 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
07/22 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
07/23 Margate, FL – O’Malley’s
07/24 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade

With The Convalescence:

07/25 New Orleans, LA – Southport Hall
07/26 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
07/27 Austin, TX – Come and Take it Live!
07/28 Ft. Worth, TX – Rail Club
07/30 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
07/31 San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick
08/01 Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar
08/02 W. Hollywood, CA – Whisky
08/03 Laguna Niguel, CA – The Karman Bar

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Fleshgod Apocalypse To Film Live DVD In September

Italian symphonic death metal band Fleshgod Apocalypse has announced that their free show in Perugia, Italy will now take place on September 22nd, 2018. The band will be filming the concert (incl. special acts & surprises) for an upcoming DVD release. More details will be revealed soon!

Frontman Francesco Paoli commented:
“Sadly, after being seriously robbed in Gothenburg a few weeks ago, we were forced to postpone our show at the Afterlife Live Club in Perugia by a few months. The new date is set for September 22nd, with free entrance. As you know, the show will be recorded for our first live DVD. It will be a unique and unrepeatable experience, featuring many guests, a real string quintet and more surprises so…don’t miss it! Thanks so much for the huge support you’ve been showing us!”

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Wolvhammer Announce Summer Tour With Uada & The Black Moriah

Wolvhammer announce the dates for a summer tour with Uada and The Black Moriah as supports. Wolvhammer will be out on their new album “The Monuments Of Ash & Bone“, out in stores May 04th via Blood Music.

06/22-23 Rapid City, SD – Hay Camp Brewery (‘Stygian Rites Festival)
06/23 Sioux Falls, SD – Hydra Beer Hall (no Uada)
06/24 Minneapolis, MN – Lee’s Liqour Lounge
06/25 Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
06/26 Saskatoon, SK – Vangeli’s Tavern
06/27 Edmonton, AB – The Temple
06/28 Calgary, AB – Distortion Live
06/29 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
06/30 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
07/01 Portland, OR – Tonic Lounge
07/02 Oakland, CA – Opera Metro
07/03 Los Angeles, CA – Club Bahia
07/05 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
07/06 Anaheim, CA – The Doll Hut
07/07 Tijuana, MEX – You Revolution
07/08 Ensenada, MEX – Ables Bar
07/09 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
07/10 Gallup, NM – Juggernaut Music
07/11 Laredo, TX – The Classic Tavern
07/12 San Antonio, TX – The Guillotine
07/13 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
07/14 Houston, TX – The Concert Pub North
07/15 Dallas, TX – Renos Chop Shop
07/16 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street

With Doomsday:

07/20 Indianapolis, IN – Melody Inn
07/21 Chicago, IL – Reggies

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Pennywise Premiere Title Track To Upcoming New Album “Never Gonna Die”

Pennywise premiere the title track to their upcoming new album “Never Gonna Die”, which will be out in stores April 20. The Never Gonna Die album was produced by longtime Pennywise collaborator Cameron Webb and was penned in the same space where they originally worked with original bassist Jason Thirsk.

Check out now “Never Gonna Die” below.

Pennywise 2018 Tour Dates:

March 9 – Boise, Idaho @ Knitting Factory
March 10 – Bend, Ore. @ Midtown Ballroom
March 11 – Spokane, Wash. @ Knitting Factory Concert House
March 13 – Victoria, British Columbia @ Capital Ballroom
March 14 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Commodore Ballroom
March 15 – Kelowna, British Columbia @ Sapphire
March 16 – Calgary, Alberta @ MacEwan Hall, University of Calgary
March 17 – Edmonton, Ontario @ Union Hall
March 19 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan @ O’Brian’s Event Centre
March 20 – Winnipeg, Manitoba @ Garrick Centre
March 22 – Des Moines, Iowa @ Wooly’s
March 23 – Omaha, Neb. @ Sokol Auditorium
March 31 – Chiba, Japan @ Vans Warped Tour Japan 2018
April 7-8 – Sacramento, Calif. @ Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival (State of California Dohney State Beach)
April 28 – Denver, Calif. @ Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival (Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre)
April 29 Albuquerque, N.M. @ Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival (Isleta Amphitheatre)
May 05 – Tucson, Ariz. @ Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival (Rillito Park Race Track)
May 12 – Auburn, Wash. @ Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival (White River Amphitheatre)
May 13 – Portland, Ore. @ Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival (Portland Meadows)

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Anthrax To Release New DVD, “Kings Among Scotland”

Multi-Grammy-nominated thrash icons Anthrax will see “Kings Among Scotland,” the band’s long-awaited live-in-concert DVD, arrive in stores and online on April 27, 2018 (Megaforce). Captured last February 15 at the band’s sold-out concert at Glasgow’s historic venue Barrowland Ballroom, the two-hour “Kings Among Scotland” incorporates the band’s entire live show along with interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and other B-roll shot on the band’s tour bus, backstage, in hotels and elsewhere. The DVD will also include a “gear rundown” from each of the band members. “Kings Among Scotland” can be pre-ordered starting today; log on to Anthrax.com for all purchasing information.

“Playing for our friends at the Barrowlands has always been very special,” said Anthrax’s Frank Bello. “We all know we’re going to get together and have an insanely great time, and we think that incredible interaction and energy really comes through on this video.”

With packaging art created by Steve Thompson (Slayer, Motorhead, Iron Maiden), the DVD’s concert is presented in two parts. For part one, Anthrax performed the “favorites” that had been voted on pre-show by the band’s fans and includes gems like “Madhouse,” “Be All, End All,” “Breathing Lightning,” and “A.I.R.” The band augmented the stage production for part two, with ramps and staircases and other production values while they tore into their classic 1987 album Among The Living, performing “Caught In A Mosh,” “I Am the Law,” “Indians,” “Eflinikufesin (N.F.L.),” and more.

“It was pretty a intense show,” added guitarist Scott Ian, “especially when the crowd was so insane, the floor actually started moving up and down.”

“It was a challenge for all of us to play ‘Among The Living’ live,” admits Charlie Benante. “We’ve played a number of that album’s songs in our shows over the years, but not all of them, and playing a song in a recording studio is not the same as playing it live on stage. So we put in a lot of time to get all of the tracks down perfectly. And I’ll tell you, after we finished that set, as arduous as it was, we all felt a sense of exhiliration, like we could go out and do it again.”

“Kings Among Scotland” was produced, directed, filmed and edited for Film24Productions by Paul M. Green (Opeth, The Damned, The Levellers), with the sound mixed by Anthrax studio producer Jay Ruston. For the filming, Green utilized 17 cameras, including a crane and several mobile and stationery Go-Pros.

The release of “Kings Among Scotland” will be preceded by Anthrax’s North American co-headline tour with Killswitch Engage – “KillThrax 2018” – set to kick off January 25 in Montreal. All dates are below.

The KILLTHRAX Tour 2018
January 25 MTelus, Montreal, QC
January 26 London Music Hall, London, TN
January 27 Sherman Theatre, Srtoudsburg, PA
January 28 The National, Richmond, VA
January 30 Jannus Live, Tampa, FL
January 31 The Fillmore Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
February 2 Eagles Ballroom Club Stage, Milwaukee, WI
February 3 Egyptian Room at Old National Centre Indianapolis, IN
February 5 Marathon Music Works, Nashville, TN
February 6 Iron City, Birmingham, AL
February 8 The Pavilion at Concrete Street, Corpus Christi, TX
February 9 Lonestar Pavillion, Lubbock, TX
February 10 The Criterion, Oklahoma City, OK
February 11 El Rey Theater, Albuquerque, NM
February 13 House of Blues, San Diego, CA
February 14 House of Blues, Anaheim, CA
February 16 Revolution Concert House, Boise, ID
February 17 Knitting Factory Concert House, Spokane, WA
February 19 The Ranch, Edmonton, AB
February 20 Bowes Event Center at Revolution Place, Grande Prairie, AB
February 21 MacEwan Hall, Calgary, AB
February 23 Burton Cummings Theatre, Winnipeg, MB
February 24 Skyway Theatrer, Minneapolis, MN
February 25 Anthem @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Sioux City, IA
February 27 The Forge, Joliet, IL
March 1 Rams Head Live, Baltimore, MD
March 2 Dome Arena, Rochester, NY
March 3 The Palladium, Worcester, MA
March 4 State Theater, Portland, ME

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