Ensiferum & Septicflesh Early 2019 North American Tour Announced

Ensiferum and Septicflesh will be touring North America together in January. An additional special guest for the tour is pending with the below run of dates for the trek having been revealed.

01/05 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
01/06 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
01/07 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
01/08 Quebec City, QC – Imperial Bell
01/09 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
01/10 Toronto, ON – Opera House
01/11 Detroit, MI – Harpo’s
01/12 Joliet, IL – The Forge
01/13 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater
01/14 Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
01/15 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
01/17 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
01/18 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
01/19 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
01/20 Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House
01/21 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent
01/22 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
01/23 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill
01/24 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
01/25 Austin, TX – Come and Take it Live!
01/26 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
01/28 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Hell)
01/29 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum

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Ensiferum announces 2019 North American headlining trek, “Two Paths Of Glory Tour”

– October 16th, 2018 –

After almost four years of absence in the States, Ensiferum has announced a North American headlining tour, featuring Septicflesh as direct support – with another opening band to be announced soon!

Sami Hinkka (bass) comments: “Hi folks! It’s been way too many years since we rocked with our North American warrior brothers and sisters! So early 2019 we will set sails and head to your shores.
And we are not coming alone. We will join forces with a brilliant and ass kicking bands: Septicflesh and a special guest! What a way to start a new year! This tour will leave its mark on the history of metal! So get your ticket in advance and get ready to mosh with us like there is no tomorrow.
Oh! And one more thing: on this tour, we have no chance to play in every city that we would want to, so we are doing our best to return to North America for a second time in 2019.
Stay tuned and see you soon! m/”

Following the trek, Ensiferum will also make an appearance at the “70,000 Tons Of Metal” 2019 cruise. See below for all dates!

Two Paths Of Glory Tour dates
w/ Ensiferum, Septicflesh, TBA special guest

Jan. 5 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
Jan. 6 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Jan. 7 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
Jan. 8 – Quebec City, QC – Imperial Bell
Jan. 9 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
Jan. 10 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
Jan. 11 – Detroit, MI – Harpo’s
Jan. 12 – Joliet, IL – The Forge
Jan. 13 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater
Jan. 14 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
Jan. 15 – Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
Jan. 17 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Jan. 18 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
Jan. 19 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
Jan. 20 – Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House
Jan. 21 – Los Angeles, CA – The Regent
Jan. 22 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red
Jan. 23 – El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill
Jan. 24 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
Jan. 25 – Austin, TX – Come and Take it Live!
Jan. 26 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
Jan. 28 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Hell)
Jan. 29 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum

Ensiferum tour dates:
Jan. 31-Feb. 4 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – “70,000 Tons of Metal” cruise

You can’t talk about the true greats of folk-inspired melodic death metal without reverent mention of Ensiferum, and with their latest album, Two Paths, they once more affirm their place in the pantheons of the genre. Further building upon the thrilling metallic hybrid honed across six full-lengths, Two Paths is simultaneously the Finnish quintet’s most epic and far-reaching collection and their most organic, which definitely sets it apart from the pack. Additionally, the album literally takes the concept of Two Paths to heart, with two different versions of standout tracks “Don’t You Say” and “God Is Dead”. “Even though Ensiferum has always had clean vocals and choirs, harsh vocals have been the main style, and those songs worked so well with both styles that we decided to include both versions,” explains bassist/vocalist Sami Hinkka. With Mikko P. Mustonen again handling orchestral arrangements and Lassi Logren returning to play nyckelharpa and violin on a few songs, Hinkka is also more than happy that they brought “more bombastic orchestral and down to earth folk aspects” to the record, further fleshing out their vision. This also applies to the contribution of Gyula Havancsak, who provided the artwork for both Two Paths and its predecessor, One Man Army. “It was really nice to work with him again because he always wants to hear our ideas and then he adds his own magic and improvements to them, and the result is always astonishing.”

To preview and purchase Two Paths, please visit: https://www.metalblade.com/ensiferum

Ensiferum line-up:
Petri Lindroos – Vocals/Guitar
Markus Toivonen – Guitar/Vocals
Sami Hinkka – Bass/Vocals
Janne Parviainen – Drums

Ensiferum online:
https://www.facebook.com/Ensiferum
http://www.ensiferum.com
https://www.metalblade.com/ensiferum

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Full House Brew Crew Premiere New Song “Hollow God” From Upcoming New Album “Me Against You”

Greek Power Groove Metallers FULL HOUSE BREW CREW featuring a ROTTING CHRIST member in their ranks, have released a new lyric video for ‘Hollow God’, the track is taken from their second album ‘Me Against You‘, out on November 16, 2018 via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. The video can be viewed below:

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Full House Brew Crew Premiere New Song “Hollow God” From Upcoming New Album “Me Against You”

Greek Power Groove Metallers FULL HOUSE BREW CREW featuring a ROTTING CHRIST member in their ranks, have released a new lyric video for ‘Hollow God’, the track is taken from their second album ‘Me Against You‘, out on November 16, 2018 via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. The video can be viewed below:

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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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Nothing More Announce Tour With Of Mice & Men, Badflower & Palisades

Nothing More will headline ‘The Truth Tour‘ with Of Mice & Men, Badflower and Palisades joining them as support acts. Comments Nothing More vocalist Jonny Hawkins:

“This is our biggest headline tour yet so we are very excited to have such a great lineup. We are all big fans of openers Badflower and Palisades, but especially Of Mice & Men, who we’ve always wanted to tour with.”

Below’s where that run will stop:

02/21 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
02/22 Los Angeles, CA – Belasco Theater (no Badflower)
02/23 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
02/25 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
02/26 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
02/28 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
03/01 Kansas City, MO – The Truman
03/02 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
03/03 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
03/06 Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
03/07 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
03/08 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
03/10 New York, NY – PlayStation Theatre
03/11 Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
03/12 Boston, MA – House Of Blues
03/13 Silver Springs, MD – The Fillmore
03/15 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
03/16 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
03/17 Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor
03/19 New Orleans, LA – TBA
03/20 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
03/22 Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
03/23 San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theatre

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Trivium Posts New Video “The Wretchedness Inside” Online

Floridian heavy metal outfit Trivium has posted a new music video online for the song, “The Wretchedness Inside.” You can check it out below. The song comes from the band’s latest album, “The Sin And The Sentence,” which was released last year through Roadrunner Records, peaking at number 23 in the Billboard charts. The band are also about to kick off a North American tour, where they will be joined by Avatar and Light The Fire. The dates are as follows:

10/03 Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor
10/04 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theater
10/05 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
10/06 Norfolk, VA – The Norva
10/08 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
10/09 Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
10/11 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
10/12 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
10/13 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
10/14 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
10/16 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
10/17 Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
10/19 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
10/20 Sauget, IL – Pop’s Nightclub
10/21 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
10/22 St. Paul, MN – Myth Live
10/23 Fargo, ND – Sanctuary
10/25 Edmonton, AB – The Ranch Roadhouse
10/26 Calgary, AB – The Palace Theater
10/28 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
10/29 Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
10/30 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
10/31 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
11/02 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
11/03 Berkeley, CA – UC Theatre

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Otep Fall U.S. Headlining Tour Announced

Otep announce the dates for their fall ‘The Art Of Dissent Tour‘, which will find them headlining with support from The World Over. One Day Waiting will also join the trek on select dates. Otep will be touring in support of their latest release, “Kult 45“.

Says frontwoman Otep Shamaya of this upcoming tour:

“In a time when apathy has been weaponized to suffocate the voice of the people, in a time when Americans are told not to believe what we see with our own eyes but to believe what one bloviating sack of sewage and a gutless Republican Party who care only about preying on the working class and the working poor just to feed his KULT from the same gruesome trough of racist, homophobic and sexist slop. We are proud to bring THE ART OF DISSENT tour to the people to hopefully remind them just how powerful we are and how important we are, as a nation, as a democracy, and that it’s damn well worth fighting for.”

11/23 Bakersfield, CA – Club 1933
11/24 Tucson, AZ – House of Bards
11/27 Milwaukee, WI – Shank Hall
11/28 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
11/29 Arlington Heights, IL – HOME Bar
11/30 Geneva on the Lake, OH – The Cove
12/01 Chesterfield, MI – Diesel
12/02 Dayton, OH – Oddbody’s
12/04 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
12/05 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
12/06 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
12/07 Auburn, ME – Sapphire Club
12/08 Easton, PA – One Centre Square
12/09 Amityville, NY – Revolution
12/12 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Hell)
12/13 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
12/14 Huntsville, AL – Sidetracks
12/15 Clarksville, TN – Warehouse
12/16 Memphis, TN – Rockhouse Live
12/18 Waterloo, IA – Spicoli’s
12/19 Lincoln, NE – Royal Grove
12/20 Greeley, CO – Moxie
12/21 Denver, CO – Herman’s Hideaway
12/22 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios
12/23 Salt Lake City, UT – Liquid Joe’s

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Machine Head To Split Up, Announces Farewell Tour

In a ten minute long video posted on Facebook, Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn has announced that the band will split up following a farewell tour. In the video, Flynn stated:

“I’ll get right to it. On Monday night, Phil Demmel quit Machine Head and yesterday afternoon, Dave McClain quit Machine Head and Jared kinda quit but didn’t know if he was quitting for sure. The tour is still going to go on. We have all agreed to make this a celebration of our music and this era of the band.

“We have grown apart as people. Musically we’ve grown apart. I have held on too tight to the reigns of this band and I have suffocated those guys. I have some rough edges, which have given us success as a band but they’ve also hurt the people around me. I have a lot of drive but I have a lot of anger and rage, which has alienated folks in the band.

“I ask that you respect Phil and Dave’s decision, as I respect their decision and I want to say that I’m honoured and grateful for everything they have contributed to Machine Head, which is a lot. Fifteen years with Phil, twenty three years with Dave, innumerable riffs…”

“I don’t know what the future holds. We’re all a little scared. I’m scared and they’re the scared, but if you’re looking for a drummer or guitar player then you can find no better people to have. I wish them well and want success for them.

“I’m gonna do a little bit of soul searching in my life and take a long, hard look at myself and my life. Twenty years of therapy by this point, which apparently wasn’t enough, maybe twenty more! This upcoming tour is going to be a celebration of this music, this lineup, maybe the best lineup this band has ever had. We’re going to end on a positive note, a classy note, so come out and have a drink with us. Maybe not too classy, like white trash classy, hammered and stoned at a metal show kind of classy.

“It’s the end of an era. I did a lot of crying yesterday. I spoke to Jared this morning who said he’s gonna stick around and he’s gonna continue on, which made me happy. It’s going to be like the Ozzy song, ‘Goodbye To Romance.’ You guys have a good Friday, thanks for listening.”

The tour dates are as follows:

October 4 – Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
October 6 – Missoula, MT – The Wilma
October 8 – Calgary, AB – Palace Theatre
October 9 – Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
October 10 – Saskatoon, SK – Louis
October 12 – Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick
October 13 – Minot, ND – The Original
October 15 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue *make-up date*
October 17 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre *make-up date*
October 18 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s *make-up date*
October 19 – Kansas City, MO – Truman
October 20 – Joliet, IL – The Forge
October 22 – Cleveland, OH – Agora *make-up date*
October 23 – Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
October 24 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre *make-up date*
October 26 – Ft. Wayne, IN – Clyde Theatre
October 27 – Columbus, OH – Newport
October 29 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE *make-up date*
October 30 – Hartford, CT – The Webster
October 31 – Huntington, NY – Paramount
November 2 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland
November 3 – Richmond, VA – National
November 4 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
November 7 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
November 9 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
November 10 – Nashville, KY – Exit In
November 11 – Charlotte, NC – Underground
November 13 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
November 14 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz
November 16 – New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues
November 17 – Austin, TX – Emos
November 18 – Lubbock, TX – Jake’s
November 20 – Tuscon, AZ – Club X
November 21 – San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
November 23 – Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues
November 24 – Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst

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Genocide Pact Premiere New Music Video For “Blood Rejection”

Genocide Pact premiere their music video for their track “Blood Rejection” from their latest effort, “Order Of Torment“, out in stores now on Relapse Records.

Genocide Pact are presently out on the road with Dying Fetus, Incantation and Gatecreeper:

09/19 Flint, MI – Machine Shop
09/20 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
09/21 Indianapolis, IN – The Emerson Theater
09/22 Grand Rapids, MI – Elevation
09/23 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
09/25 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
09/26 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
09/28 Calgary, AB – Dickens Pub
09/29 Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
10/01 Vancouver, BC – The Red Room
10/02 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
10/03 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
10/05 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
10/06 Fresno, CA – Strummer’s
10/07 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater
10/08 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
10/10 Lubbock, TX – Jack’s Backroom
10/11 Ft. Worth, TX – Rail Club
10/12 Austin, TX – Barracuda
10/13 Houston, TX – The Secret Group
10/14 New Orleans, LA – The Parish at House of Blues
10/16 Winter Park, FL – The Haven Lounge
10/17 Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
10/18 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
10/19 Hartford, CT – The Webster Theater
10/20 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theater/Brewtal Beer Fest
10/21 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
10/23 Richmond, VA – The Broadberry
10/24 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
10/25 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
10/26 Quebec City, QC – Salle Multi
10/27 Montreal, QC – L’Astral
10/28 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
10/29 London, ON – London Music Hall

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