Exodus & Municipal Waste Announce “Mr. Pickles Thrashtacular Tour” Winter U.S. Tour

Exodus and Municipal Waste will be going on a winter tour together sponsored by Adult Swim‘s animated series, ‘Mr. Pickles‘. The run has been dubbed the ‘Mr. Pickles Thrashtacular Tour‘ and kicks off around the February 25th premiere of season three of the aforementioned series.

Explains Municipal Waste guitarist Ryan Waste:

“We go way back with Will and Dave, the creators of Mr. Pickles. They come from Richmond, VA as well and even shot our first music video for ‘Unleash the Bastards’. We’ve remained good friends throughout all our endeavors and when they asked us to be part of this tour there was no hesitation on our part.

The icing on the cake was when Exodus came on board. We’re no stranger to touring with these maniacs and we’ve shared some wild times on the road over the years (at least from what I can remember!) It’s gonna be one helluva trip, hitting the US club circuit with our brothers in Exodus and seeing our old friends along the way.”

Dates for the run are as follows:

02/22 Seattle, WA – Neumos
02/23 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
02/25 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
02/26 Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues
02/27 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
03/01 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
03/02 Denver, CO – The Summit
03/04 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
03/06 Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
03/07 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
03/08 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts
03/09 Richmond, VA – The National
03/10 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade

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Ministry Frontman Al Jourgensen Discusses Sexual Harassment

In the latest in a series of videos posted online by Nuclear Blast, Ministry frontman and founder Al Jourgensen has weighed in on the high profile claims of sexual harassment. Like former U.S. Senator Al Franken, Jourgensen admits he’s done things that he’s not proud of. “But you grow, you learn, you listen,” he says. Jourgensen has taken an objective look at some of his actions from the past that he didn’t consider sexist at the time, but, today’s raised awareness has given him a fresh perspective.

“Now it’s time for the men to buck up and start thinking,” he says. “We’ve slated our society to be exploitative and men have been rewarded by this system, but now, we’re starting to think.

“It’s not going to be an overnight thing, but at least start thinking. ‘Ok, I remember this party back, maybe 10 years ago where I did…yeah…I see that that was weird, I can see where I could have possibly weirded someone out…’ just that is a step forward. Just for a man to think ‘you know what? That was fucked up.’ That’s a step forward and that’s where we need to be and that’s what these discussions that are happening right now are doing…hopefully.”

“AmeriKKKant” tour dates:

March 22 House of Blues, Anaheim, CA
March 23 Ventura Theatre, Ventura, CA
March 24 Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NV
March 26 Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA
March 28 Roseland Theatre, Portland, OR
March 29 Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, BC CANADA
March 31 Union Hall, Edmonton, AB CANADA
April 1 Palace Theatre, Calgary, AB CANADA
April 3 Wilma Theatre, Missoula, MT
April 5 Boubon Theatre, Lincoln, NE
April 7 Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL
April 8 Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
April 10 Bogart’s, Cincinnati, OH
April 11 20 Monroe Live, Grand Rapids, MI
April 12 Egyptian Room, Indianapolis, IN
April 14 Opera House, Toronto, ON CANADA
April 15 MTelus, Montreal, QC CANADA
April 17 Royale, Boston, MA
April 18 Aura, Portland, ME
April 19 Paramount Theatre, Huntington, NY
April 21 Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ
April 22 Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY
April 23 Rams Head Live, Baltimore, MD
April 25 Center Stage, Atlanta, GA
April 26 Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL
April 28 Levitation Festival, Austin, TX

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Scumpulse Premiere New Song “Alba Gu Bràth” From Upcoming New Album “Rotten”

Los Angeles-based extreme metal label Gore House Productions confirms the February release of Rotten, the scorching debut album by Scottish outfit Scumpulse. An official video for the album’s “Alba Gu Bràth” has been premiered below as the label issues preorders for Rotten.

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Insvrgence Premiere New Track “Fever Dream”

Texas based metal/hardcore act Insvrgence premiered a brand new track on New Years Day. The emotionally charged new song, called “Fever Dream”, is the first piece of new music from the band since their October 2017 single, “Third World America.”

Vocalist James Wendt made the following statement regarding the meaning behind “Fever Dream”: “This song is about my suicidal ideation. Every word in it is from the perspective of my depression if I gave it the microphone. This has always been my way to cope with whatever I may be struggling with. I hope if nothing else it helps others struggling know that they are not alone.”

In addition to the new song, the band are gearing up to embark on a North American co-headlining tour with Bay Area natives Castaway. You can view the full tour routing below:

January 3: Tucson, AZ – House Show*
January 4: Albuquerque, NM – House Show*
January 5: Fort Worth, TX – Tomcats West
January 6: Little Rock, AR – Vino’s
January 7: Memphis, TN – Hitone
January 9: Biloxi, MS – Zeppelins
January 10: Columbus, GA – The Estate
January 11: Spartanburg, SC – Groundzero
January 12: Port St. Lucie, FL – CNP Headquarters
January 13: Chattanooga, TN – Ziggy’s
January 15: St. Louis, MO – Fubar
January 16: Wichita, KS – The Donut Hole
January 17: Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
January 19: Salt Lake City, UT – The Underground
January 20: Reno, NV – Sheas Tavern
January 21: Cupertino, CA – XBar^
January 23: Tempe, AZ – 51 West^
January 26: San Angelo, TX – Yayas^

*= only Castaway
^= only Insvrgence

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Insvrgence Premiere New Track “Fever Dream”

Texas based metal/hardcore act Insvrgence premiered a brand new track on New Years Day. The emotionally charged new song, called “Fever Dream”, is the first piece of new music from the band since their October 2017 single, “Third World America.”

Vocalist James Wendt made the following statement regarding the meaning behind “Fever Dream”: “This song is about my suicidal ideation. Every word in it is from the perspective of my depression if I gave it the microphone. This has always been my way to cope with whatever I may be struggling with. I hope if nothing else it helps others struggling know that they are not alone.”

In addition to the new song, the band are gearing up to embark on a North American co-headlining tour with Bay Area natives Castaway. You can view the full tour routing below:

January 3: Tucson, AZ – House Show*
January 4: Albuquerque, NM – House Show*
January 5: Fort Worth, TX – Tomcats West
January 6: Little Rock, AR – Vino’s
January 7: Memphis, TN – Hitone
January 9: Biloxi, MS – Zeppelins
January 10: Columbus, GA – The Estate
January 11: Spartanburg, SC – Groundzero
January 12: Port St. Lucie, FL – CNP Headquarters
January 13: Chattanooga, TN – Ziggy’s
January 15: St. Louis, MO – Fubar
January 16: Wichita, KS – The Donut Hole
January 17: Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
January 19: Salt Lake City, UT – The Underground
January 20: Reno, NV – Sheas Tavern
January 21: Cupertino, CA – XBar^
January 23: Tempe, AZ – 51 West^
January 26: San Angelo, TX – Yayas^

*= only Castaway
^= only Insvrgence

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Attila Frontman Chris Fronzak’s Home Got Burglarized This Week

Attila vocalist Chris Fronzak isn’t having the greatest holiday season this year, having returned home this week from a cruise only to find thieves had broken into his Florida home. Fronzak frequently shows off his luxurious lifestyle via social media and had been sharing pics from the cruise while away, which could have potentially tipped off burglars to target the house. The extent of the burglary has not yet been revealed, but Chris Fronzak – again – took to social media today to comment:

I’m at a loss for words right now….. my house got broken into & burglarized while I was away. This is incredibly frustrating and stressful… I can assure you that security measures have been taken to make sure this will never happen again. It’s already happened to several people in my neighborhood too…. ugh. Anyways, thanks for the kind words and support. Me & the fam are going to figure all of this out and still try to have a good Christmas. I want to give an extra special thank you to anyone that picks up something from @staysickthreads over the next week. It won’t replace everything that has been stolen from me but it will surely help, and I appreciate that a lot. Thanks for being understanding.

Ein Beitrag geteilt von Lord Zilla The SLiME MASTER (@fronzilla) am

Insanely fucking frustrated right now, just got back from a cruise and somebody broke into my house and stole a bunch of shit. This is fucking annoying.

— SLiME DADDY (@FRONZ1LLA) December 22, 2017

Apparently a lot of people think the reason I got robbed is because I use social media….. so I guess I’m not allowed to use twitter ever again?

— SLiME DADDY (@FRONZ1LLA) December 22, 2017

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Avatar Debut New Music Video “The King Wants You”

Avatar debut a new music video for their song “The King Wants You“. The track will appear on the band’s upcoming album, “Avatar Country“, which will meet a January 12th release date.

Initial touring in support of the release has also been announced with dates available below:

With The Brains & Hellzapoppin:

01/06 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
01/07 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
01/09 Montreal, QC – Astral
01/11 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
01/12 Boston, MA – Brighton
01/13 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
01/14 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts
01/16 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
01/17 Atlanta, GA – The Buckhead Theatre
01/18 New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues
01/19 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
01/20 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
01/21 San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theatre
01/23 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
01/24 Los Angeles, CA – Regent Theater
01/25 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
01/28 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
01/30 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
01/31 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
02/01 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
02/02 Chicago, IL – The Bottom Lounge
02/03 Green Bay, WI – Sand Lot
02/05 Lawrence, KS – Granada
02/07 Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
02/08 Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
02/09 Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe
02/10 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II
02/11 Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection

With Hellzapoppin & Ole Kerry McKee:

03/13 Utrecht, NET – Tivoli Vredenburg
03/14 Paris, FRA – Le Trianon
03/15 Lille, FRA – Le Splendid
03/16 London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall
03/17 Sint-Niklaas, BEL – De Casino
03/18 Cologne, GER – Luxor
03/20 Remis, FRA – La Cartonnerie
03/21 Nimes, FRA – Paloma
03/22 Cognac, FRA – West Rock
03/23 Bilbao, SPA – Sala Santana 27
03/24 Madrid, SPA – Sala Mon Live
03/25 Barcelona, SPA – Sala Bikini
03/26 Lyon, FRA – Le Transbordeur
03/27 Geneva, SWI – L’Usine
03/28 Zurich, SWI – Dynamo
03/29 Milan, ITA – Alcatraz
04/01 Munich, GER – Technikum
04/02 Prague, CZE – Lucerna Music Bar
04/03 Berlin, GER – Bi Nuu
04/04 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
04/05 Copenhagen, DEN – Pumpehuset
04/06 Stockholm, SWE – Klubben Fryhuset
04/07 Göteborg, SWE – Tradgarn

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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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Cyhra To Join Sabaton & Kreator On Their North American Tour

Cyhra (ex-In Flames/Amaranthe/Shining, etc.) will be supporting Sabaton and Kreator on their forthcoming North American tour. Cyhra will participate from February 12th through to March 11th.

02/08 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
02/09 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
02/10 San Francisco, CA – The UC Theater
02/12 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
02/13 Seattle, WA – Showbox
02/14 Vancouver, BC – The Vogue Theater
02/16 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
02/17 Calgary, AB – The Palace
02/19 Boise, ID – Revolution
02/21 Denver, CO – The Gothic Theater
02/22 Kansas City, MO – The Truman
02/23 Minneapolis, MN – Music Hall
02/24 Madison, WI – Orpheum
02/26 Grand Rapids, MI – Venue
02/27 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
03/01 Toronto, ON – The Phoenix
03/02 Montreal, QC – Metropolis
03/03 Boston, MA – House Of Blues
03/04 Huntington, NY – The Paramount Theater
03/06 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
03/07 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
03/08 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
03/10 Tampa, FL – Jannus Landing
03/11 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre

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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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