Black Tusk Kicks Off Their North American Tour Beginning This Week

Black Tusk are set to kick off their previously announced North American headlining tour. The first ‘TCBT’ dates begin tonight in Atlanta, and includes stops at Heavy Mountain Festival, RPM Fest, SMOD Fest and more. BLACK TUSK will be joined by Whores and White Nails on select dates. A full list of confirmed shows can be found below.

Aug. 9 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl **
Aug. 10 Lexington, KY @ The Green Lantern **
Aug. 11 St Louis, MO @ Fubar **
Aug. 12 Omaha, NE @ Stoned Meadow Of Doom Festival
Aug. 13 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews **
Aug. 14 Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club **
Aug. 15 Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre
Aug. 16 Chicago, IL @ Reggies
Aug. 17 Canton, OH @ Buzzbin
Aug. 18 Columbus, OH @ Space Bar
Aug. 19 Hamtramck, MI @ Small’s
Aug. 20 Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
Aug. 22 Quebec City, QC @ L’Anti
Aug. 23 Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
Aug. 24 Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Electriques
Aug. 25 Montague, MA @ RPM Festival
Aug. 26 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
Aug. 28 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
Aug. 29 Washington DC @ DC9 Whores
Aug. 30 Chesapeake, VA @ Riffhouse Pub
Aug. 31 Wilmington, @ NC Reggies 42nd Street
Sep. 1 West Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
Sep. 2 Asheville, NC@ Heavy MTN Festival **
** = Without Whores


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WhiteNails Premiere New Music Video For “Shanghaied”

WhiteNails premiere a new music video for “Shanghaied”streaming below. Check them out live on the following dates w/ Whores and Black Tusk:

8/9 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl (no Whores)
8/10 Lexington, KY @ The Green Lantern (no Whores)
8/11 St Louis, MO @ Fubar (no Whores)
8/12 Omaha, NE @ Stoned Meadow Of Doom
8/14 Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club (no Whores)
8/15 Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre
8/16 Chicago, IL @ Reggies
8/17 Canton, OH @ Buzzbin
8/18 Columbus, OH @ Space Bar
8/19 Hamtramck, MI @ Small’s
8/20 Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
8/22 Quebec City, QC @ L’Anti
8/23 Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
8/24 Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Electriques
8/25 Montague, MA @ RPM Fest
8/26 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
8/28 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
8/29 Washington DC @ DC9
8/30 Charleston, WV @The Bakery
8/31 Wilmington, NC@ Reggies 42nd Street
9/01 West Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
9/02 Asheville, NC @ Heavy MTN Festival (no Whores)

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Witch Mountain Debut Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming Self-Titled Album

Oregon doom metal institution Witch Mountain unleash their self-titled album, out May 25 on Svart Records, streaming below.

Witch Mountain tour dates:

May 31 Seattle, WA North West Terror Fest

June 23 Portland, OR Star Theater #

July 11 Sacramento, CA Blue Lamp

July 12 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill

July 13 San Diego, CA Til Two

July 14 Los Angeles, CA Lexington

July 15 Phoenix, AZ Club Red

July 16 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad

July 18 Austin, TX Lost Well

July 19 Denton, TX Dan’s Silverleaf

July 20 Memphis, TN HiTone

July 21 Knoxville, TN Pilot Light

July 22 Atlanta, GA The Earl

July 23 Asheville, NC Mothlight

July 25 Chapel Hill, NC Cat’s Cradle

July 26 Richmond, VA Strange Matter

July 27 Baltimore, MD Metro

July 28 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie

July 29 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus

July 31 Boston, MA Great Scott

August 1 Portland, ME Geno’s

August 2 Montreal, QC Vitrola

August 3 Ottawa, ON House of Targ

August 4 Toronto, ON Garrison

August 5 Buffalo, NY Mohawk

August 7 Lexington, KY Green Lantern

August 8 Chicago, IL Reggie’s

August 9 Omaha, NE Lookout Lounge

August 10 Denver, CO Hi-Dive

August 11 Salt Lake City, UT Kilby Court

# – Will Haven, Atriarch and Worm Ouroboros open (Record release show)

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Rhin Streaming Entire New Album “Passenger”

The entire “Passenger” LP from West Virginia-based noise/stoner metal trio Rhin is now playing online just over a week ahead of its official release via Grimoire Records. The stream also hits as the band takes to the streets in support of the record on a mini-tour of the Northeastern U.S. today.

Baltimore-based Grimoire Records will put “Passenger” out on the streets on splatter 12″ vinyl, CD, cassette, and digital formats next Friday, May 6th. See Rhin live on these upcoming tour dates:

4/28/2016 The Fire – Philadelphia, PA w/ Grizzlor
4/29/2016 Grand Victory – Brooklyn, NY w/ Grizzlor
4/30/2016 Three Sheets – New Haven, CT w/ Grizzlor
5/26/2016 VClub – Huntington, WV w/ Ratship
5/27/2016 The Green Lantern – Lexington, KY w/ Ratship
5/28/2016 Nightmare House on Elm Street – Bowling Green, KY w/ Ratship
5/29/2016 Springwater Bar – Nashville, TN w/ Ratship
5/30/2016 Lost Cross House – Carbondale, IL w/ Ratship
5/31/2016 Black Sheep Cafe – Springfield, IL w/ Ratship
6/01/2016 Institute 4 Creativity – Champaign, IL w/ Ratship
6/02/2016 House Show – Bloomington, IN w/ Ratship
6/03/2016 Modern Cult Records – Louisville, KY w/ Ratship
6/04/2016 Rake’s End – Cincinnati, OH w/ Ratship
6/05/2016 Spacebar – Columbus, OH w/ Ratship

Passenger by Rhin

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Wailin Storms Announces U.S. Tour Dates, New Album “One Foot In The Flesh Grave”

Durham, North Carolina-based Wailin Storms has announced a wave of Eastern U.S. tour dates in advance of an impending debut LP, which will see a fall release via Magic Bullet Records.

Wailin Storms will spend the transition from summer into autumn by delivering gritty, doom/punk inspired Southern anthems to throngs of residents spanning the majority of the East Coast and over into the Midwest states.

Along the upcoming routing, the band will be playing new material from maiden full-length recording, “One Foot In The Flesh Grave,” which showcases the band’s deep, dark, and swampy sound across seven hymns for this ongoing funeral procession of everyday life. See the outfit live on these dates:

9/12/2015 Hopscotch Day Party/Negative Fun Records showcase – Raleigh, NC
9/18/2015 Union Arts – Washington, DC w/ Polyone, The Maneuvers, Joy Buttons
9/19/2015 Silk Lounge – Allentown, PA w/ Carved Up, Seer
9/20/2015 Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD w/ Monster Museum, Snakes
9/21/2015 Howlers – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Cruces
9/22/2015 1st Ward – Chicago, IL w/ Sweet Cobra, Haymarket Riot, Rollo Tomasi
9/23/2015 State Street Pub – Indianapolis, IN w/ We Are Hex, Dirtbike
9/24/2015 Green Lantern – Lexington, KY w/ New Strange, Mad Anthony
9/25/2015 FooBar – Nashville, TN w/ Tijuana Goat Ride, Young Wolves
9/26/2015 Mothlight – Asheville, NC w/ Morbids, Shallows
9/27/2015 Garage – Winston Salem, NC w/ Unfortunate Gentlemen
10/23/2015 Pinhook – Durham, NC *record release show w/ Fleshwounds
10/29/2015 Caledonia – Athens, GA w/ Vincas
10/30/2015 The Fest – Gainesville, FL
10/31/2015 Morningwood LA – Savannah, GA w/ Anxiety Junkies, No Sun, Generation Pill
11/01/2015 Reggie’s – Wilmington, NC

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Locusta Kicking Off “Primordial Death” U.S. Tour Dates

The Ohio grinding progressive death engineers from Locusta are packing up their weaponry for the “Primordial Death” summer tour.

Set to commence tomorrow (July 23rd) in Lexington, the tour will raze sixteen cities, coming full circle and drawing to a close on August 8th in Covington, Kentucky. The band will be joined by fellow Buckeye State death metallers, Faithxtractor, for a bulk of the journey as well an assortment of brutalizers throughout the tour including Mutant Supremacy, Noisem and Tombstalker.

Locusta will be touting material from a self-titled debut and the “Dendromorphosis” EP. Catch the band live on the upcoming dates listed below.

Locusta (Self-Titled) by Locusta

7/23/2015 The Green Lantern – Lexington, KY w/ Faithxtractor, Tombstalker, Astralnaut
7/24/2015 The 5th Quarter Lounge – Indianapolis, IN w/ Faithxtractor, Order Of Leviathan
7/25/2015 LiveWire Lounge Chicago – Chicago, IL w/ Faithxtractor, Kataplexy, Elbow Deep
7/26/2015 Mac’s Bar – Lansing, MI w/ Faithxtractor, Dead Hour Noise, Inebriated
7/27/2015 The Wrecktory – Detroit, MI w/ Faithxtractor, Isenblast
7/28/2015 The Foundry – Lakewood, OH w/ Blood Coven, Once Flesh
7/29/2015 The Shop – Pittsburgh, PA w/ No Reason To Live, Last Breath Of Man
7/31/2015 The Funky Jungle – Providence, RI w/ Witch King, Pervert
8/01/2015 Union Pool – Brooklyn, NY w/ Mutant Supremacy, Throaat
8/02/2015 Lot 13 – Bayonne, NJ w/ Faithxtractor, Pink Mass, Organ Dealer, Huldra
8/03/2015 Wolf Cycles – Philadelphia, PA w/ Faithxtractor, False, Incisor
8/04/2015 The Pinch – Washington, DC w/ Faithxtractor, Annex, Horrendous
8/05/2015 The Golden Pony – Harrisonburg, VA w/ TBA
8/06/2015 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA w/ Noisem, Occultist, Vorator
8/07/2015 Ace Of Cups – Columbus, OH w/ Tombstalker, Fever Nest, Discrow
8/08/2015 Backstage Cafe – Covington, KY w/ Tombstalker

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If These Trees Could Talk Signs With Metal Blade Records

Akron, Ohio’s If These Trees Could Talk has signed with Metal Blade Records, which had this to say:

“The post-rock outfit was properly formed in 2005 and has grown tremendously since their humble origins in Zack Kelly’s basement as an instrumental project in college. They have since released two full length albums and an EP.

“Both albums, plus the EP, are available now digitally, but the albums have been out of print on CD. Both ‘Red Forest’ (2012) and ‘Above the Earth, Below the Sky (2009) are being repressed on CD by Metal Blade Records and will be available worldwide on January 27th, 2015! Music and cd pre-orders are available now at this location.

“And, of course, the band is fast at work on their third full-length album and Metal Blade debut. Producer/drummer Zack Kelly, along with guitarists Michael Socrates, Cody Kelly, Jeff Kalal, and bassist Tom Fihe will be tracking the record throughout the 2014/15 winter. The instrumental five piece promises to release one of the finest pieces of post-rock/metal of 2015.”

If These Trees Could Talk comments on the signing: “We couldn’t be more excited to join forces with Metal Blade. We have been inspired by many of the bands on their long and illustrious roster, so to be a part of that is a dream come true. Metal Blade has already shown us how much they believe in our vision, so we feel this will only do great things for the future of the band and the music that we make. By signing with Metal Blade, we will have the opportunity to grow and extend our reach worldwide by increasing accessibility to our music and all things Trees related through Metal Blade’s vast distribution channels.”

See the band live on these dates:

12/11 Lexington, KY @ The Green Lantern
12/12 Dayton, OH @ Blind Bob’s
12/13 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
12/19 Columbus, OH @ The Basement
12/20 Cleveland, OH @ The Beachland Ballroom and Tavern

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The Midnight Ghost Train Offering “Live At Roadburn 2013” For Free Download

“Live at Roadburn 2013,” the brand new live album from Topeka, Kansas outfit The Midnight Ghost Train, is now available as a free download via Burning World Records. Stream the album below, or download it over at Bandcamp here.

Recorded at Bat Cave at the 013 venue in Tilburg, Netherlands, as part of Roadburn’s most recent festival, the 11 song set showcases The Midnight Ghost Train’s intense, passionate and soulful live show and thick Mississippi Delta-rooted stoner rock.

The band is currently in the midst of a U.S. headlining tour in support of sophomore LP “Buffalo.” Catch the band live:

September 1 Chattanooga, TN JJ’s Bohemia
September 2 Asheville, NC Asheville Yacht Club
September 4 Lexington, KY Green Lantern
September 6 St. Louis, MO The Demo
September 7 Warrensburg, MO Bottomfeeder Bay

Live At Roadburn 2013 by The Midnight Ghost Train

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The Midnight Ghost Train Announces U.S. Tour Dates

Topeka, Kansas based heavy rock band The Midnight Ghost Train will launch a U.S. headlining tour in support of its sophomore LP “Buffalo” on July 18 at the Downtown Music Hall in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Released in 2012 via Karate Body Records, “Buffalo” was recorded with producer / engineer David Barbe (Harvey Milk, Son Volt, Drive-By Truckers).

This new 34 city trek will run through September 7th, showcasing a trio that has averaged over 300 live shows per year since its formation in 2007. Dates are as follows:

July 18 Little Rock, AR Downtown Music Hall
July 19 Lafayette, LA The Wild Salmon Bar & Grill
July 20 Ocean Springs, MS The Squeaky Lizard
July 21 Pensacola, FL The Handlebar
July 22 Valdosta, GA Ashley Street Station
July 24 Charleston, SC The Mill
July 25 Fayetteville, NC Black Cat Lounge
July 26 Frederick, MD Guido’s Speakeasy
July 27 Indianapolis, IN Indy’s Jukebox
July 28 Cleveland, OH Now That’s Class
July 30 Akron, OH Annabell’s Bar and Lounge
July 31 Dayton, OH Therapy Cafe
August 1 Chicago, IL Reggie’s Music Joint
August 2 Green Bay, WI Crunchy Frog
August 3 La Crosse, WI JB’s Speakeasy
August 7 Billings, MT Shooters Bar
August 8 Great Falls, MT Machinery Row
August 10 Spokane, WA The Hop
August 11 Seattle, WA Victory Lounge
August 14 Red Bluff, CA The End Up Saloon
August 15 Fresno, CA Audie’s Olympic
August 18 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
August 19 Fort Collins, CO Surfside 7
August 22 Denver, CO Tennyson’s Tap
August 23 McCook, NE Sports
August 24 Oklahoma City, OK The Conservatory-OKC
August 26 Midland, TX The Blue Max
August 27 Austin, TX The Legendary White Swan
August 29 Monroe, LA Oaks Bar & Grille
August 30 Jackson, MS Sam’s Lounge
August 31 Birmingham, AL The Nick
September 4 Lexington, KY Green Lantern
September 7 Warrensburg, MO Bottomfeeder Bay

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Riotgod Announces U.S. Tour Dates

Riotgod’s sophomore album “Invisible Empire” will be released this coming January 31st in North America via Metalville Records. In conjunction with the album’s release, the band has just confirmed a string of North American tour dates which can be found below. Riotgod also recently posted the new song “Crossfade” online in anticipation of the upcoming album release.

2/1: Pittsburgh, PA @ 31st Street Pub
2/2: Dayton, OH @ Blind Bob’s
2/3: Memphis, TN @ TBA
2/4: Tulsa, OK @ Jakes
2/5: Austin, TX @ Red 7
2/6: Dallas, TX @ Boiler Room
2/7: Houston, TX @ TBA
2/8: New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
2/9: Pensacola, FL @ Handlebar
2/10: Lexington, KY @ Green Lantern

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