The Contortionist European/UK Summer Tour Announced

The Contortionist will head overseas this summer for the below European/UK run of shows:

06/23 Dover, UK – The Booking Hall
06/24 Dessell, BEL – Graspop Metal Meeting
06/26 Haarlem, NET – Patronaat
06/27 Paris, FRA – Backstage
06/28 Cologne, GER – MTC
06/29 Munich, GER – Backstage Club
06/30 Milan, ITA – Dissonance Festival
07/01 Budapest, HUN – A38
07/04 Berlin, GER – Musick and Frieden
07/06 Newark, UK – Tech Fest
07/07 Glasgow, UK – The Cathouse
07/08 Manchester, UK – Deaf Institute
07/09 Birmingham, UK – Asylum
07/10 Brighton, UK – Green Door Store
07/11 London, UK – Underworld
07/13 Viveiro, ESP – Resurrection Fest

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Ruiner Summer European/UK Tour Announced

Ruiner will be touring overseas this summer for the below run of shows:

07/19 Karlsruhe, GER – Die Stadtmitte
07/20 Herk-de-Stad, BEL – Stad Rock Herk Festival
07/21 London, UK – Boston Music Room
07/22 Oberhausen, GER – Kulttempel
07/23 Hamburg, GER – Hafenklang
07/24 Aalborg, DEN – 1000 Fryd
07/25 Chemnitz, GER – AJZ
07/26 Warsaw, POL – Poglos
07/27 Budapest, HUN – Durer Kert
07/29 Rokycany, CZE – Fluff Festival

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Incubus Summer European/UK Tour Announced

Incubus announce a summer European/UK tour. See below where that run will hit:

08/18 Utrecht, NET – Tivoli
08/20 Berlin, GER – Columbiahalle
08/21 Hamburg, GER – Mehr Theatre
08/25 Madrid, SPA – La Riviera
08/26 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz
08/28 Cologne, GER – Palladium
08/29 Vienna, AUT – Open Air Arena
09/01 Munich, GER – Tonhalle
09/02 Paris, FRA – Olympia
09/04 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy
09/06 London, UK – O2 Academy
09/08 Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo
09/10 Belfast, IRE – Ulster Hall
09/11 Dublin, IRE – Bord Gais Energy Theater

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Primordial releases track-by-track commentary video from singer A.A. Nemtheanga about new album ‘Exile Amongst The Ruins’

– April 3rd, 2018 –

Irish Pagan Metal Gods Primordial have just released their new album, Exile Amongst The Ruins, last Friday through Metal Blade Records. Now the band has released a video – directed by Costin Chioreanu – in which singer A.A. Nemtheanga talks about the lyrical content of each track on the album – which can be viewed here: youtube.com/watch?v=7lqAPWv-0wo

To preview and purchase Exile Amongst The Ruins, please visit: metalblade.com/primordial

Once again building upon their signature sound, the follow up to 2014′s Where Greater Men Have Fallen is a more raw, “old school sounding” record than its predecessor. Hitting home with what vocalist A.A. Nemtheanga describes as “a direct energy” and wielding an urgency that is undeniable, the Irish quintet once again effortlessly blend elements of tragedy and might like no one else. Likewise, the evolution in their sound continues to be organic and unforced, ensuring that Exile Amongst The Ruins is essential listening for both their long term faithful and those only now drawn into their world.

Heathen Crusade 2018 tour dates
Presented by Metal Hammer, Deaf Forever, Guitar, Kulturnews, Metal.de, Firebird Industries & Dragon Productions
Featuring Primordial, Moonsorrow, Der Weg Einer Freiheit

Apr. 12 – Leeuwarden, Netherlands – Neushoorn
Apr. 13 – Tilburg, Netherlands – 013
Apr. 14 – Paris, France – Trabendo
Apr. 15 – Brugge, Belgium – Entrepot
Apr. 16 – London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall
Apr. 17 – Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg – Kulturfabrik
Apr. 18 – Pratteln, Switzerland – Z7
Apr. 19 – Ludwigsburg, Germany – Rockfabrik
Apr. 20 – Leipzig, Germany – Hellraiser
Apr. 21 – Prague, Czech Republic – Akropolis
Apr. 22 – Kosice, Slovakia – Colloseum
Apr. 23 – Budapest, Hungary – Barba Negra
Apr. 24 – Wien, Austria – Szene
Apr. 25 – Munchen, Germany – Backstage
Apr. 26 – Aschaffenburg, Germany – Colos-Saal
Apr. 27 – Bochum, Germany – Matrix
Apr. 28 – Hamburg, Germany – Markthalle

Get your tickets now: dragon-productions.eu
Further info here: facebook.com/HeathenCrusade

Further Primordial festival appearances:
May 12 – Haugesund, Norway – Karmoygeddon
May 26 – Dublin, Ireland – Tivoli Theatre
June 9 – Solvesborg, Sweden – Sweden Rock
July 14 – Balingen, Germany – Bang Your Head!!!
July 20 – Bertingen, Germany – Rock Unter Den Eichen
July 21 – Brescia, Italy – Colony Festival
July 27 – Tolmin, Slovenia – Metaldays
Aug. 11 – Villena, Spain – Leyendas Del Rock
Aug. 12 – Kortrijk, Belgium – Alcatraz Metal Festival
Aug. 26 – Suceava, Romania – Bucovina Rock Castle

Primordial line-up:
A.A. Nemtheanga – Vocals
Ciarán MacUilliam – Guitar
Michael O’Floinn – Guitar
Pól MacAmlaigh – Bass
Simon O’Laoghaire – Drums

Primordial online:
http://www.primordialweb.com
https://www.facebook.com/primordialofficial
https://www.youtube.com/user/primordialvideo

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Slayer To Release “Relentless” 6.66 Box Set

The annual International Day of Slayer is just around the corner – June 6, 2018 – and this year, the day’s celebration will begin with the release of Slayer’s Repentless special collectors edition vinyl box set.

The limited edition release will be available in black, red and gold-colored discs, and only 2500 of each color will be manufactured worldwide. Each set will feature six single vinyl EPs, each one measuring a unique 6.66-inches in diameter, and each will contain two songs from the Repentless album. The red and black disc versions will retail for $66.66, while the gold disc set will be priced at $73.99. The box sets can be pre-ordered starting today at http://nuclearblast.com/slayer

On January 22, Slayer announced that the band will do one final world tour to say goodbye and thank the fans for more than three decades of great times, and then move on. With support from Lamb of God, Anthrax, Behemoth and Testament, Slayer’s North American Leg One dates start on May 10 in San Diego, CA. All announced dates are below.

LEG ONE
MAY
10 Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, CA
11 FivePoint Amphitheatre, Irvine, CA SOLD OUT
13 Papa Murphy’s Park at Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA
16 Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, BC
17 South Okanagan Events Centre, Penticton, BC
19 Big Four, Calgary, AL SOLD OUT
20 Shaw Convention Centre, Edmonton, AB SOLD OUT
22 Bell MTS Place, Winnipeg, MB
24 The Armory, Minneapolis, MN SOLD OUT
25 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Chicago, IL
27 Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill, Detroit, MI SOLD OUT
29 Budweiser Stage, Toronto, ON SOLD OUT
30 Place Bell, Montreal, PQ SOLD OUT

JUNE
1 Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT SOLD OUT
2 PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
4 Santander Arena, Reading, PA SOLD OUT
6 Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH
7 Blossom Music Center, Cleveland, OH
9 KeyBank Pavilion, Pittsburgh, PA
10 Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA
12 Veteran’s United Home Loans Amphitheater, Virginia Beach, VA
14 PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC
15 Orlando Amphitheater, Orlando, FL
17 Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, Houston, TX SOLD OUT
19 The Bomb Factory, Dallas, TX SOLD OUT
20 Austin360 Amphitheater, Austin, TX SOLD OUT

LEG TWO
JULY
26 Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, Gilford, NH
27 Impact Music Festival, Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, Bangor, ME
29 Northwell Health at Jones Beach, Wantagh, NY
31 The Pavilion at Montage Mountain, Scranton, PA

AUGUST
1 Times Union Center, Albany, NY
3 Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Lake, NY
4 Lakeview Amphitheater, Syracuse, NY
6 Budweiser Gardens, London, ON
7 Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI
9 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, St. Louis, MO
10 Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta, GA
12 Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN
13 Walmart AMP, Rogers, AR
15 Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, TX
16 The Zoo Amphitheatre, Oklahoma City, OK
18 Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, Denver, CO
19 USANA Amphitheatre, Salt Lake City, UT
21 Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater, Boise, ID
23 Sunlight Supply Amphitheater, Portland, OR
26 SAP Center, San Jose, CA

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Primal Fear Announces European Tour Dates With Riot V

German metal veterans Primal Fear has announced a headlining run of European tour dates, where they will be joined by special guests Riot V. The tour, dubbed “Apocalypse Over Europe,” will be in support of Primal Fear’s forthcoming new album, “Apocalypse,” which is set to be released on August 10th.

The initial tour dates are as follows:

September 28 – Mannheim, Germany – MS Connexion Complex
September 29 – Memmingen, Germany – Kaminwerk
September 30 – Budapest, Hungary – Barba Negra
October 2 – Salzburg, Austria – Rockhouse
October 3 – Milano, Italy – Legend Club
October 4 – Grenoble, France – L’Llyade
October 5 – Barcelona, Spain – Salamandra 1
October 6 – Madrid, Spain – Mon
October 7 – Bilbao, Spain – Santana 27
October 10 – Paris, France – Le Petit Bain
October 11 – London, England – The Dome
October 12 – Vosselaar, Belgium – Biebob
October 14 – Bochum, Germany – Zeche
October 16 – Hamburg, Germany – Markthalle
October 17 – Rostock, Germany – Alte Zuckerfabrik
October 18 – Berlin, Germany – Lido
October 19 – Zlin, Czech Republic – Masters Of Rock Cafe
October 20 – Cham, Germany – La Cham
October 23 – Graz, Austria – Explosiv
October 24 – Prague, Czech Republic – Nova Chmelnice
October 25 – Pratteln, Switzerland – Z 7
October 26 – Stuttgart, Germany – LKA Longhorn
October 27 – Geiselwind, Germany – Live Music Hall

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The Crown lands on international charts with new album, ‘Cobra Speed Venom’

– March 28th, 2018 –

The Crown recently released their new album, Cobra Speed Venom, via Metal Blade Records; for their efforts, the band has now entered the international charts! See below for all positions:

#34 Official German Album Charts (Germany)
#99 Official Swiss Album Charts (Switzerland)
#26 Current Hard Music Albums (USA)
#41 Top New Artist Albums (USA)
#97 Record Label Independent Current Albums (USA)
#83 Top Hard Music Charts (Canada)

The Crown comments: “Really?? 34th most selling album in Germany last week? Entering Top 100 in Switzerland? Our raw untamed punkish styled Death/Thrash Metal?? I guess there’s hope for humanity after all! Or maybe this proves the opposite 😉 A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!!”

To preview and purchase Cobra Speed Venom, please visit: metalblade.com/thecrown

With their motivation at an all-time high, The Crown spent most of 2017 intensely rehearsing 13 new songs. They eventually entered the classic Studio Fredman with Fredrik Nordstrom to record what would become their new album, Cobra Speed Venom. The sound is massive, brutal and a real punch in the face. Extreme speed and aggression mixed with classic heavy metal and rock n’ roll, which really shows that The Crown has no boundaries. The apocalyptic theme of the lyrics and music also fits perfectly with the outstanding artwork of Christian Sloan Hall.

After 27 years, the band is still motivated to create a classic piece of art – and together with Metal Blade Records once again, the vision is real.

The Crown live:
Apr. 13 – Dublin, Ireland – Voodoo Lounge
Apr. 14 – Leeds, UK – Wrath Fest
Apr. 15 – London, UK – The Underworld Camden
May 12 – Gothenburg, Sweden – Sticky Fingers
May 26 – Grangesberg, Sweden – Gamrocken
Oct. 6 – Hoogeveen, Netherlands – Graveland

The Crown line-up:
Johan Lindstrand – Vocals
Magnus Olsfelt – Bass
Marko Tervonen – Guitar
Robin Sorqvist – Lead guitar and backing vocals
Henrik Axelsson – Drums

The Crown online:
http://www.thecrownofficial.com
https://www.facebook.com/thecrownofficial
https://twitter.com/thecrownsweden
https://www.youtube.com/user/thecrownsweden

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Ex Onslaught Drummer Michael Hourihan Rejoins Extreme Noise Terror

Extreme Noise Terror has announced that following his departure from British thrash metal veterans Onslaught, drummer Michael Hourihan has returned to the crust punk/grindcore legends on a full time basis. A statement on the band’s official Facebook page reads as follows:

“We’re very pleased to announce the full time return of drum powerhouse Michael Hourihan to the line up. Michael has drummed for ENT on and off for the past 12 years but due to his full time job being the drummer for Onslaught he wasn’t always available for shows and tours with us. Since leaving them a few months ago though he’s back with us for good. We want to thank Joe (Antisect) and Rhys (Vile Inscription) for filling in. Come see him smash fuck out the kit at the following dates:

March 24: Oilsjt Omploft, Aalst, BE
May 18: Eradication Fest, Cardiff, UK
May 25: Norwich Punk & Alternative Fest, UK
August 8: Chimpyfest, London, UK
December 15: Star & Garter, Manchester, UK

“More shows to be announced soon!”

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Ex Onslaught Drummer Michael Hourihan Rejoins Extreme Noise Terror

Extreme Noise Terror has announced that following his departure from British thrash metal veterans Onslaught, drummer Michael Hourihan has returned to the crust punk/grindcore legends on a full time basis. A statement on the band’s official Facebook page reads as follows:

“We’re very pleased to announce the full time return of drum powerhouse Michael Hourihan to the line up. Michael has drummed for ENT on and off for the past 12 years but due to his full time job being the drummer for Onslaught he wasn’t always available for shows and tours with us. Since leaving them a few months ago though he’s back with us for good. We want to thank Joe (Antisect) and Rhys (Vile Inscription) for filling in. Come see him smash fuck out the kit at the following dates:

March 24: Oilsjt Omploft, Aalst, BE
May 18: Eradication Fest, Cardiff, UK
May 25: Norwich Punk & Alternative Fest, UK
August 8: Chimpyfest, London, UK
December 15: Star & Garter, Manchester, UK

“More shows to be announced soon!”

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Extortionist Announce North American Tour & Debut New Track “Absent Ones”

Idaho deathcore act Extortionist have announced that they will be embarking on a brief North American tour this spring with By The Thousands. The tour is slated to kick off April 22nd in Peoria, IL at The Rail II, and will conclude on April 27th in Salt Lake City, UT at The Loading Dock.

In addition to releasing their debut full-length The Decline last year, the band have recently unveiled a brand new single, “Absent Ones” streaming below:

You can view the complete tour routing for the band’s run with By The Thousands below, as well as additional tour dates the band will be taking on this spring:

w/ Bodysnatcher
March 8: Mesa, AZ – The Underground
March 9: Pomona, CA – PBW
March 11: Las Vegas, NV – Eagle Aerie Hall
March 12: Sacramento, CA – Cafe Colonial
March 15: Portland, OR – Paris Theatre

w/ Falsifier, Born A New
April 9: Bremerton, WA – The Charleston
April 10: Vancouver, BC – 333
April 11: Spokane, WA – The Pin
April 12: Calgary, AB – Distortion Live
April 13: Edmonton, AB – Temple
April 14: Saskatoon, SK – Vangeli’s Tavern
April 15: Winnipeg, MB – Dramatic Arts Centre
April 16: Burnesville, MN – The Garage
April 17: Midlothian, IL – Cheers Live
April 18: London, ON – Rum Runners
April 20: Windsor, ON – The Beer Exchange

w/ By The Thousands
April 22: Peoria, IL – The Rail II
April 23: Kansas City, MO – Bubba Spins
April 24: Omaha, NE – Lookout Lounge
April 25: Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
April 26: Englewood, CO – Moe’s
April 27: Salt Lake City, UT – The Loading Dock

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