Watain Banned From Performing In Singapore; Tonight’s Show Cancelled

According to a report in Reuters, Swedish black metal outfit Watain has had their Singapore show scheduled for tonight cancelled after concerns of the band “denigrating religions and promoting violence,” were voiced by the authorities. The Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA) said it canceled the concert following an assessment submitted to it by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

“MHA has expressed serious concerns about the concert, given the band’s history of denigrating religions and promoting violence, which has potential to cause enmity and disrupt Singapore’s social harmony,” the IMDA said in a statement.

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Watain Banned From Performing In Singapore; Tonight’s Show Cancelled

According to a report in Reuters, Swedish black metal outfit Watain has had their Singapore show scheduled for tonight cancelled after concerns of the band “denigrating religions and promoting violence,” were voiced by the authorities. The Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA) said it canceled the concert following an assessment submitted to it by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

“MHA has expressed serious concerns about the concert, given the band’s history of denigrating religions and promoting violence, which has potential to cause enmity and disrupt Singapore’s social harmony,” the IMDA said in a statement.

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Blackened Thrash Vets Aura Noir Replaces Batushka for Inferno Metal Festvial Festival 2019

To the surprise of many, and without any warning, Batushka has canceled their concert at Inferno Metal Festival 2019. Rumor has it that they have a new manager and made this decision without contacting Inferno Metal Festival directly. Apparently, Inferno Metal Festival were informed by Batushka’s booking agent. Inferno Metal Festival were able to get the highly requested Aura Noir as a worthy replacement.

Inferno Metal Festival are offering refunds for those that purchased the Thursday only ticket option. See the Inferno Metal Festival website for detail on how to get your refund if this is the case for you.

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Dream Theater Debut First In A Series New Videos For Upcoming Album “Distance Over Time”

Dream Theater debut the first in a series of clips discussing the creation of their new effort “Distance Over Time“, which is out February 22nd via InsideOut Music. You can stream that first episode now below.

In case you missed the news: Dream Theater will be out in the spring of next year on a 20th anniversary run for their 1999 album, “Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory. Dates for that tour can be found below:

03/20 San Diego, CA – Balboa Theatre
03/21 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
03/22 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
03/24 San Francisco, CA – The Masonic
03/26 Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
03/28 St. Paul, MN – The Ordway
03/29 Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre
03/31 Milwaukee, WI – Miller Theater
04/02 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
04/04 Toronto, ON – Sony Centre
04/05 Montreal, QC – Place Des Arts
04/06 Quebec City, QC – Theatre Capitole-Carabet Du
04/08 Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
04/09 Oakdale, CT – Toyota Presents Oakdale
04/10 Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Center For The Arts
04/12 New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
04/13 Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theater
04/15 Washington, DC – Warner Theatre
04/17 Nashville, TN – TPAC
04/22 Charlotte, NC – Ovens Auditorium
04/23 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
04/26 St. Petersburg, FL – Mahaffey Theater
04/27 Jacksonville, FL – Moran Theater
04/29 Dallas, TX – The Bomb Factory
04/30 Houston, TX – Revention Music Center
05/01 Austin, TX – Bass Concert Hall
05/04 Mexico City, MEX – Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez

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Danko Jones Invites Fans To Be In New Video “Burn In Hell”

Toronto rockers Danko Jones have checked in with the following update:

“Listen up! Wanna be part of our next music video? Film us play our new track ‘Burn In Hell’ at one of our shows this upcoming European tour (starts tomorrow in Glasgow). Read instructions below. Thanks in advance!”

Participate In The Next Danko Jones Music Video

“On our upcoming European tour we’re encouraging you to film us when we’re performing our new song, ‘Burn In Hell’, using your smartphone (no DSLR Cameras or camcorders are allowed at the venue without permit). We would also like to see you (and your friends) on your way to the concert, pre-partying, having a good time, etc. We will announce when ‘Burn In Hell’ is gonna be played, so don’t forget to enjoy the rest of the show.

Please use horizontal video mode (landscape). Send a download link to video@dankojones.com, using for example WeTransfer.com, DropBox.com, Google Drive, etc. if possible. Attachements are fine if they’re not huge. By sending your video to us you agree that we may use and cut it the way we see fit.”

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Between The Buried And Me, TesseracT & Astronoid U.S. Tour Announced

Between The Buried And Me announce their upcoming North American tour with TesseracT and Astronoid. The trek will stop at following cities:

02/08 Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club
02/09 Winston-Salem, NC – The Ramkat
02/10 Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub Concert Hall
02/12 Wilmington, DE -The Queen
02/13 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
02/14 Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes
02/15 Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall
02/16 Hampton, NH – Wally’s
02/17 Rochester, NY – Anthology
02/19 Cleveland, OH – Agora
02/20 Lansing, Michigan – The Loft
02/21 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom
02/22 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
02/23 Omaha, NE – Slowdown
02/24 Boulder, CO – Fox Theater
02/26 Reno, NV – Cargo
02/27 Fresno, Ca – Strummers
03/01 Pomona, California – The Glasshouse
03/02 Tucson, AZ – The Rock
03/04 Odessa, TX – Dos Amigos
03/05 Corpus Christi, TX – House of Rock
03/07 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
03/08 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl
03/09 Greenville, SC -The Firmament

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Knocked Loose Premiere New Music Video For “The Rain”

Knocked Loose‘s premiere their new music video for “The Rain” and you can stream it below. The band once again worked with director Max Moore (Code Orange, Converge) on this latest clip.

Comments vocalist Bryan Garris of it:

“We’re really excited about this one, I think we’re ending the ‘Laugh Tracks‘ cycle on a strong note thanks to Max Moore. Definitely the most fun video to shoot.”

You can catch Knocked Loose live on this North American tour with Beartooth and Sylar:

09/14 Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
09/15 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
09/16 Montreal, QC – MTelus
09/19 Albany, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
09/21 Boston, MA – House Of Blues
09/22 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
09/23 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
09/25 Rochester, NY – Anthology
09/26 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
09/28 Fort Wayne, IN – Clyde Theatre
09/20 Sterling Heights, MI – Self Help Festival
10/01 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
10/03 Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room
10/05 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
10/06 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion & Wiggins Waterfront Park (‘Rock Allegiance‘)
10/07 Richmond, VA – The National
10/09 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
10/10 Charleston, SC – Music Farm
10/12 Charlotte, NC – Fillmore
10/13 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
10/14 Orlando, FL – House Of Blues
10/16 Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
10/17 Tampa, FL – Orpheum
10/19 New Orleans, LA – House Of BLues
10/20 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
10/21 Corpus Christi, TX – Brewster St
10/23 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
10/24 San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall
10/28 Albquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
10/27 Phoenix, AZ – Pressroom
10/28 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
10/30 Los Angeles, CA – Belasco
10/31 Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues
11/01 Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues
11/03 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
11/04 Berkeley, CA – The UC Theatre
11/06 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
11/07 Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
11/09 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
11/10 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
11/12 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
11/13 Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium
11/14 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
11/15 Sauget, IL – Pop’s Concert Venue
11/17 Columbus, OH – Express Live!

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Sylar Premiere New Single “No Way”

A brand new Sylar track titled “No Way” has been premiered online and is now streaming below. It’s the second single to arrive from the group’s new effort “Seasons“, which is due out October 05th via Hopeless Records.

Comments singer Jayden Panesso:

“‘No Way‘ is a very special track. It’s about having a special bond with someone, and not letting go no matter how rough it gets in between. If you can get through that, you can get through anything.”

You can catch Sylar out with Beartooth and Knocked Loose on this North American tour starting next month:

09/14 Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
09/15 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
09/16 Montreal, QC – MTelus
09/19 Albany, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
09/21 Boston, MA – House Of Blues
09/22 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
09/23 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
09/25 Rochester, NY – Anthology
09/26 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
09/28 Fort Wayne, IN – Clyde Theatre
09/20 Sterling Heights, MI – Self Help Festival
10/01 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
10/03 Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room
10/05 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
10/06 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion & Wiggins Waterfront Park (‘Rock Allegiance‘)
10/07 Richmond, VA – The National
10/09 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
10/10 Charleston, SC – Music Farm
10/12 Charlotte, NC – Fillmore
10/13 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
10/14 Orlando, FL – House Of Blues
10/16 Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
10/17 Tampa, FL – Orpheum
10/19 New Orleans, LA – House Of BLues
10/20 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
10/21 Corpus Christi, TX – Brewster St
10/23 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
10/24 San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall
10/28 Albquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
10/27 Phoenix, AZ – Pressroom
10/28 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
10/30 Los Angeles, CA – Belasco
10/31 Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues
11/01 Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues
11/03 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
11/04 Berkeley, CA – The UC Theatre
11/06 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
11/07 Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
11/09 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
11/10 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
11/12 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
11/13 Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium
11/14 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
11/15 Sauget, IL – Pop’s Concert Venue
11/17 Columbus, OH – Express Live!

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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

Motor Sister online:
https://www.facebook.com/motorsister
https://twitter.com/MotorSister
https://www.instagram.com/scottianthrax
https://www.instagram.com/swinginpipe
https://www.instagram.com/pearlcaliforniacountry
https://www.instagram.com/johntempesta
https://www.instagram.com/joey_vera
https://www.instagram.com/motorsisterband
https://twitter.com/Scott_Ian
https://twitter.com/PearlAday
https://twitter.com/JimWilson45

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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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