Micawber, Ahtme & Lago Fall Tour Announced

Micawber will headline ‘The September Scum Tour‘. The will be supported by Ahtme and Lago. Below’s where that trek will hit:

09/14 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
09/15 Fort Worth TX, Tomcats West
09/16 Houston, TX – Acadia Bar
09/17 New Orleans, LA – Santos Bar
09/19 Greenville, SC – The Green Room
09/21 Frederick, MD – Cafe 611
09/22 Trenton, NJ – Championship Bar
09/23 Brooklyn, NY – The Kingsland
09/25 Pittsburgh, PA – The Smiling Moose
09/27 Chicago, IL – GMan
09/29 Thornton, CO – Trailside Saloon

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Black Tusk Debut New Song “Burn The Stars” & Announce Summer Tour w/ Whores. And WhiteNails

Black Tusk premiere a new track entitled “Burn The Stars” streaming below.

States the group: “‘Burn The Stars‘ is a nod to our punk roots, and highlights a journey through the unknown and sense of the fury towards the uncertain; enjoy!”

The track will appear on their upcoming effort, “T.C.B.T.“, out August 17th through Season Of Mist.

The group have also announced a North American run with WhiteNails and Whores. Below’s where that trek will stop:

With WhiteNails:

08/09 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
08/10 Lexington, KY – The Green Lantern
08/11 St Louis, MO – Fubar
08/12 Omaha, NE – Stoned Meadow Of Doom Festival
08/14 Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club

With Whores. & WhiteNails:

08/15 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
08/16 Chicago, IL – Reggies
08/17 Canton, OH – Buzzbin
08/18 Columbus, OH – Space Bar
08/19 Hamtramck, MI – Small’s
08/20 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
08/22 Quebec City, QC – L’Anti
08/23 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
08/24 Montreal, QC – Foufounes Electriques
08/25 Montague, MA – RPM Fest
08/26 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
08/28 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
08/29 Washington DC – DC9
08/30 Charleston, WV – The Bakery
08/31 Wilmington, – NC Reggies 42nd Street
09/01 West Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
09/02 Asheville, NC – Heavy Mountain Festival

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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.


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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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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Electric Funeral Fest III to take place in Denver June 29-30, 2018

Friday June 29th will mark the one-night return of Denver speed metal legends Speedwolf as the group reunites for their first show in over four years with a headlining slot at 3 Kings. There may be no band in recent memory that’s achieved the cult status in Denver that Speedwolf has, and a raucous in-your-face performance inside 3 Kings will surely invoke wild memories (or forgotten ones) of infamous Speedwolf appearances of yore. Friday’s support spans from the soaring dual harmonies of 2017 MVPs Spirit Adrift, crushing Iowa doom trio Aseethe, the unmatched ‘70s blues-boogie of Amplified Heat, Portland’s self-proclaimed street doom merchants R.I.P. and many more.

The top slot Saturday June 30th will see the aggressive stoner metal onslaught of Wilmington NC’s Weedeater. Driven by the gutteral growl and enthralling stage energy of bassist/vocalist Dave “Dixie” Collins, NC’s manic sons are poised to lift the crowd a bit higher than usual. The meat of the Day 2 lineup matches the versatility of Day 1, including the misanthropic punishment of Primitive Man, Duel’s high-flying proto-metal roar, the manic blues attack of The Midnight Ghost Train, Opoponax records sleepers Grey Gallows and many more.

Electric Funeral is Denver’s premiere heavy music festival, built as a bridge between one of North America’s most powerful and vibrant cities for heavy music and the legions of bands and fans who visit the Mile High City each year. Electric Funeral, an event run and produced by musicians, stands as the antithesis to corporate driven rock festivals. Founded as a beacon for the Denver scene, EFF 2018 ramps the spotlight up a little brighter this year, showcasing over 15 bands from Denver, including a few behemoths holding down headlining and top support slots.

Venues: Hi Dive (21+), 3 Kings Tavern (21+), Mutiny Information Cafe (all ages)
Ticket options: $50 early-bird two-day pass (50 available) $32 one-day pass $60 two-day pass
Tickets available at: www.electricfuneralfestiii.eventbrite.com

Friday June 29 Headliner: Speedwolf (reunion show) Support: Spirit Adrift, Aseethe, R.I.P., Amplified Heat, Forming the Void, Love Gang, Urn., Necropanther, Smokey Mirror, Augur, Bandits, Green Druid, Keef Duster

Saturday June 30 Headliner: Weedeater Support: Primitive Man, Midnight Ghost Train, Duel, Grey Gallows, Cloud Catcher, The Munsens, Loom, White Dog, Vexing, Wizzerd, Space in Time, Smolder & Burn, Alone, Still Valley

Full festival lineup to be released in the coming weeks.

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Act of Defiance to hit the road in support of “Old Scars, New Wounds”

– February 1st, 2018 –

Act of Defiance, the heavy metal group featuring the talents of Chris Broderick on guitar, Henry Derek on vocals, Shawn Drover on drums and Matt Bachand on bass, released their latest full-length album, Old Scars, New Wounds, via Metal Blade Records in September of 2017. Now, in 2018, the band are back on the road in support of their sophomore effort. Act of Defiance will be headlining shows throughout the US in March with support from Shattered Sun. The complete list of dates can be found below and on Bandsintown.com – follow Act of Defiance and never miss a show near you, again at bandsintown.com/actofdefiance

Act of Defiance is extremely excited to be touring in March for the release of our newest CD ‘Old Scars, New Wounds‘. We are very happy to have along with us our friends in Shattered Sun and are stoked to see what they bring to a live show as I know they will kill it!” – Chris Broderick

Act of Defiance tour dates
w/ Shattered Sun

Mar. 1 – San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick
Mar. 2 – Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar (FREE SHOW!)
Mar. 3 – Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
Mar. 4 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Dive Bar
Mar. 6 – Flagstaff, AZ @ The Green Room
Mar. 7 – El Paso, TX @ Rockhouse
Mar. 8 – San Antonio, TX @ Rock Box
Mar. 9 – Houston, TX @ BFE Rock Club
Mar. 10 – Dallas, TX @ Curtain Club
Mar. 11 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Ruins Live
Mar. 12 – Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
Mar. 13 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
Mar. 14 – Westland, MI @ Token Lounge
Mar. 15 – Joliet, IL @ The Forge
Mar. 16 – Kent, OH @ The Outpost
Mar. 17 – Janesville, WI @ Back Bar
Mar. 18 – Omaha, NE @ The Drinkery
Mar. 20 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
Mar. 21 – Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater

Old Scars, New Wounds debuted at #20 on the Billboard Top New Artist Albums charts, as well as #58 on the Canadian Hard Music Charts upon its release. The album, which Team Rock calls “technical, extreme metal that’s as versatile as it is hard-hitting”, is available everywhere now. Browse formats and watch videos at metalblade.com/actofdefiance

Act of Defiance online:

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Xaon To Embark On Major January U.S. Tour

2017 saw Swiss group Xaon release their acclaimed album The Drift and 2018 looks set to be another mega year with the boys kicking it off in style with a 21 date tour in the US starting on January 24th and running through to mid-February. In Spring, Xaon also have confirmed dates in Japan and plan to tour in Europe over the summer months.

Full 2018 U.S. Tour Dates:

Jan 24 | Club X | Salt Lake City, UT
Jan 25 | Herman’s Hideaway | Denver, CO
Jan 26 | Sunshine Studios Live | Colorado Springs, CO
Jan 27 | Jake’s Backroom | Lubbock, TX
Jan 28 | Gas Monkey | Dallas, TX
Jan 30 | Limelight | San Antonio, TX
Feb 01 | Dirty Dog Bar | Austin, TX
Feb 02 | Diamond Jim’s Saloon | Arlington, TX
Feb 03 | El Hop Shop | Harlingen, TX
Feb 05 | Club Red | Phoenix, AZ
Feb 06 | The Green Room | Flagstaff, AZ
Feb 07 | Beauty Bar | Las Vegas, NV
Feb 08 | Blacklight District | Long Beach, CA
Feb 09 | Viper Room | West Hollywood, CA
Feb 10 | Tilted Turtle | Modesto, CA
Feb 11 | Holy Diver | Sacramento, CA
Feb 12 | The School Of Rock | Elk Grove, CA
Feb 13 | Johnny B’s | Medford, OR
Feb 15 | Rock Hard PDX | Portland, OR
Feb 16 | The Road House | Spokane, WA
Feb 17 | El Corazon | Seattle, WA

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Namazu To Tour Western United States

Memphis metal/hardcore hybrid Namazu are pleased to announce that they will tour the Western United States. The tour will begin on December 27th 2017 in Springfield, MO and will consist of fourteen shows across ten states.

All shows will be in support of the band’s critically acclaimed album Works Cited.

The band commented “We are stoked on our upcoming tour. We are playing some very rad venues, with some very rad bands!”

Namazu West U.S. Tour Dates:

Dec 27 Springfield, MO at Front of House Lounge w/White Atlantic
Dec 28 Wichita, KS at Kirby’s Beer Store w/ NOT COPS and Ephemeral
Dec 29 Denver, CO at 3 Kings Tavern w/Palehorse/Palerider, Green Druid, and URN.
Dec 30 Colorado Springs, CO at Flux Capacitor w/Still Valley and Kill Vargas
Jan 2 Salt Lake City, UT at The Beehive w/ Yeti Warlord
Jan 3 Sacramento, CA at Blue Lamp Sacramento w/COLD TRAP and Gnargoyle
Jan 4 Ventura, CA at The Garage Bar w/ Easy Deathand HidingInsideVictims.
Jan 5 Los Angeles, CA Church of the 8th DayPromotions at The Lexington
Jan 6 San Diego, CA at The Bancroft w/ Beira Musicand Fantasy Arcade
Jan 7 Bisbee, AZ at The Quarry Bisbee
Jan 8 Albuquerque, NM at Moonlight Lounge w/SugarMotor and The Horned God
Jan 9 Amarillo, TX at Leftwoods
Jan 10 Norman, OK at Red Brick Bar w/ Turbo Wizard
Jan 11 Little Rock, AR at The Sonic Temple w/Apothecary and Tranquilo

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Therion Reveals New Album, “The Beloved Antichrist” Artwork And Tracklisting

On February 2nd, symphonic metal pioneers Therion will finally release Christofer Johnsson’s monumental brainchild “Beloved Antichrist,” a sweeping rock opera loosely inspired by Vladímir Soloviov’s “A Short Tale Of The Antichrist.” The entire piece reaches an impressive length of 3 hours and the dramatic opus comes to life through 27 different character roles, performed by long-time band members like Thomas Vikström, Lori Lewis and Chiara Malvestiti, amongst many others. The band will unveil the first excerpt from ‘Beloved Antichrist’ in single form before Christmas – and today, they present the cover artwork designed by Thomas Ewerhart, as well as the tracklisting:

Act I
1. Turn From Heaven
2. Where Will You Go?
3. Through Dust, Through Rain
4. Signs Are Here
5. Never Again
6. Bring Her Home
7. The Solid Black Beyond
8. The Crowning Of Splendour
9. Morning Has Broken
10. Garden Of Peace
11. Our Destiny
12. Anthem
13. The Palace Ball
14. Jewels From Afar
15. Hail Caesar!
16. What Is Wrong?
17. Nothing But My Name

Act II
1. The Arrival Of Apollonius
2. Pledging Loyalty
3. Night Reborn
4. Dagger Of God
5. Temple Of New Jerusalem
6. The Lions Roar
7. Bringing The Gospel
8. Laudate Dominum
9. Remaining Silent
10. Behold Antichrist
11. Cursed By The Fallen
12. Resurrection
13. To Where I Weep
14. Astral Sophia
15. Thy Will Be Done!

1. Shoot Them Down!
2. Beneath The Starry Skies
3. Forgive Me
4. The Wasteland Of My Heart
5. Burning The Palace
6. Prelude To War
7. Day Of Wrath
8. Rise To War
9. Time Has Come/Final Battle
10. My Voyage Carries On
11. Striking Darkness
12. Seeds Of Time
13. To Shine Forever
14. Theme Of Antichrist

Currently, Therion are working on the idea of bringing the entire production to the stage. And while this monumental undertaking still simmers away in the production halls, the band has announced a pan-European tour taking them to 25 different countries, where they will perform some new and some classic Therion hits. Catch the symphonic metal titans on one of the dates of their pan-European tour:

w/ Imperial Age and Null Positiv
01.02. DE – Essen, Turock*
02.02. NL – Amsterdam, Melkweg*
03.02. UK – London, Islington Assembly Hall*
04.02. UK – Manchester, Rebellion*
06.02. UK – Newcastle, Riverside*
07.02. UK – Aberdeen, The Assembly*
08.02. UK – Glasgow, Audio*
09.02. UK – Sheffield, Corporation*
10.02. UK – Belfast, Limelight*
11.02. IRE – Dublin, Tivoli*
13.02. UK – Bristol, Bierkeller*
14.02. UK – Birmingham, O2 Institute*
15.02. br – Kortrijk – De Kreun*
16.02. FR – Paris, Trabendo*
17.02. CH – Pratteln, Z7*
18.02. FR – Lyon, Ninkasi Kao*
20.02. ES – Bilbao, Santana 27*
21.02. PT – Porto, Hard Club*
22.02. Pt – Lisboa, Lisboa Oa Vivo*
23.02. ES – Sevilla, Sala Custom*
24.02. ES – Madrid, Sala But 2*
25.02. ES – Barcelona, Razzmatazz 2*
27.02. FR – TBA**
28.02. FR – Marseille, Espace Julien**
01.03. IT – Brescia, Circolo Colony**
02.03. IT – Rome, Orion**
03.03. IT – Bologna, Zona Roveri**
04.03. SLO – Ljubljana, Kino Siska**
05.03. HR – Zagreb, Tvornica**
06.03. SRB – Belgrade, Dom Obladine**
08.03. GR – Thessaloniki, Principal Club Theater**
09.03. GR – Athens, Piraeus 117 Academy**
10.03. BG – Sofia, Mixtape 5**
11.03. RO – Bucharest, Arenele Romane**
13.03. HU – Budapest, Barba Negra**
14.03. SK – Bratislava, Majestic Music Club**
15.03. CZ – Praha, Meetfactory**
16.03. PL – Wroclaw, A2**
17.03. PL – Warsaw, Progresja**
18.03. PL – Gdansk, B90**
20.03. LT – Vilnius, Rock River Club**
21.03. LV – Riga, Melna Piektdiena***
22.03. EST – Tallinn, Club Tapper***
23.03. FIN – Helsinki, Nosturi***
24.03. FIN – Jyväskylä, Luttako***
25.03. FIN – Tampere, Olympia-Kortteli***
27.03. SWE – Stockholm, Klubben***
28.03. SWE – Gothenburg, Brewhouse***
29.03. DE – Bremen, Tivoli****
30.03. DE – Berlin, Bi-Nuu****
31.03. DE – Flensburg, Roxy****
01.04. DE – Cologne, Jungle****
03.04. DE – Munich, Backstage****
04.04. FR – Charmes, Rock ’n’ Roll Stage****
05.04. DE – Jena, F Haus****
06.04. BE – Bomal-Sur-Ourthe, Durbuy Rock****
07.04. NL – Tilburg, 013****
*w/ Midnight Eternal
**w/ The Devil
***w/ Enemy Of Reality
****w/ Acyl

10.04. ISR – Tel Aviv, Barby Club
12.04. RUS – Moscow, GlavClub Green Concert
13.04. RUS – St. Petersburg, Zal Ozhidaniya
15.04. UA – Kiev, Sentrum

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Skinlab, Pissing Razors & Shattered Sun U.S. Tour Announced

Skinlab, Pissing Razors and Shattered Sun will join forces on the “Brothers In Blood Tour” which will primarily hit the Southwest in early 2018. Skinlab are also lining up a new studio album for 2018, having been in the studio with Steve Holt (36 Crazyfists) and Juan Urteaga (Machine Head, Testament) helming production duties.

01/25 San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick
01/26 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
01/27 Las Vegas, NV – Dive Bar
01/28 Flagstaff, AZ – The Green Room
01/30 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s Backroom
01/31 Fort Worth, TX – The Rail Club
02/01 Houston, TX – Concert Pub North
02/02 Austin, TX – Come & Take It Live
02/03 Harlingen, TX – The Hop Shop

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