Sleep And Big Business Spring U.S. Tour Announced

Sleep and Big Business announced a spring tour which will see them playing the following cities:

05/27 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
05/28 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
05/29 Boulder, CO – Boulder Theatre
05/31 Omaha, NE – Slowdown
06/01 Minneapolis, MN – – First Avenue
06/02 Maquoketa, IA – Codfish Hollow Barn
06/03 Madison, WI – The Sylvee
06/05 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
06/06 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
06/07 Albany, NY -Skyloft
06/08 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
06/09 Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theatre
06/11 Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre
06/12 Knoxville, TN – The Mill & Mine
06/13 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
06/14 Birmingham, AL – Saturn
06/15 Athens, GA – 40 Watt
06/17 Tampa, FL – The Ritz
06/18 Miami, FL – The Ground

Sleep will be touring in support of their latest album “The Sciences“, while Big Business have a new effort called “The Beast You Are” scheduled for an April 12th release date.

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Meshuggah Posts North American Tour Trailer Online

Swedish extreme tech-metal pioneers, Meshuggah, will perform a handful of special US headlining dates this spring to add to the four US festivals previously announced.

Leading up to the trek, the band will make appearances in South America and Mexico before kicking off their US dates on May 5th in Jacksonville, Florida. The tour will also bring The Black Dahlia Murder as special guests for the headlining shows. The following promotional trailer has just been released and can be seen below.

The tour dates are as follows:

May 5 – Welcome To Rockville – Jacksonville, FL *
May 6 – Buckhead Theatre – Atlanta, GA
May 7 – The Fillmore – New Orleans, LA
May 8 – Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN
May 10 – Epicenter Festival – Charlotte, NC *
May 12 – The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
May 14 – House of Blues – Boston, MA
May 16 – Hammerstein Ballroom – New York, New York
May 17 – Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival – Columbus, OH *
May 18 – Chicago Open Air Festival – Bridgeview, IL *

* – Meshuggah only

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Steel Panther Share New Footage From Recording Sessions & Announce March U.S. Tour w/ Wilson

Steel Panther have been in the studio tracking their new record at Sphere Studios in Los Angeles, CA. They shared the below footage from the recording sessions via Facebook:

In other news, Steel Panther and Wilson will be joining forces once again heading out on the ‘Heavy Metal Mardi Gras Tour‘ together for the below run of dates:

01/18 Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues (no Wilson)
01/26 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues (no Wilson)
03/01 Jacksonville, FL – Mavericks Live
03/02 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
03/03 Birmingham, AL – Iron City
03/04 New Orleans, LA – The Fillmore
03/06 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
03/07 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
03/08 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa

Both bands will be hitting stages together starting later this month on the below run:

11/29 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
11/30 Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
12/01 Sault Ste. Marie, MI – Kewadin Casino
12/02 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
12/04 Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
12/06 Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Center
12/07 Madison, WI – The Sylvee (‘JJO Yellow Snow Ball‘)
12/08 Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s
12/09 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant

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BABYMETAL Debut New Music Video & Single “Distortion”

Babymetal have released a new track titled “Distortion“. In addition to a digital release today, May 08th, the outfit debuts the below music video for the single.

Babymetal will head out on the following run of dates this week:

With Skyharbor:

05/08 Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
05/10 Austin, TX – ACL Live at The Moody Theater
05/11 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues Dallas
05/13 Houston, TX – Revention Music Center
05/15 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle Atlanta
05/17 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
05/18 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
05/20 Columbus, OH – Rock On The Range (no Skyharbor)


06/01 Nurburg, GER – Rock am Ring
06/02 Nuremberg, GER – Rock im Park
06/04 Innsbruck, AUT – Music Hall
06/05 Utrecht, NET – Tivoli
06/06 Utrecht, NET – Tivoli
06/09 Derbyshire, UK – Download Festival

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Parkway Drive Tweet Pics From New Album Sessions

Back in May 2017 (!) Parkway Drive announced that they were about 70% done recording their new effort. Past Friday (February 09th, 2018) the outfit shared the below series of photos via Twitter from the studio sessions. The new album is expected to arrive in stores later this year.

Working on album number 6

— Parkway Drive (@parkwayofficial) February 9, 2018

Parkway Drive will be back in North America in spring for this headlining tour:

04/26 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
04/27 Jacksonville, FL – Welcome To Rockville
04/28 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
04/29 Memphis, TN – New Daisy
05/01 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
05/02 Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
05/03 Norfolk, VA – NorVa
05/04 Charlotte, NC – Carolina Rebellion
05/06 Silver Springs, MD – The Fillmore
05/08 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
05/09 Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
05/10 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
05/11 Peoria, IL – TBA
05/12 Somerset, WI – Northern Invasion

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Anthrax Debut “Caught In A Mosh” Live Video From Forthcoming ‘Kings Among Scotland’ DVD

Anthrax debut the below live footage of “Caught In A Mosh” from their upcoming “Kings Among Scotland” live DVD. An April 27th release date has been scheduled for it via Megaforce. It was captured during the Anthrax’s February 15th, 2017 live show at the Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow, Scotland.

That night saw the band run through a traditional first set, with a second set highlighting their third studio release, “Among The Living“.

Anthrax are currently out on the road now with Killswitch Engage and Havok on this tour:

01/30 St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
01/31 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
02/02 Milwaukee, WI – Club Stage @ Eagles Ballroom
02/03 Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room
02/05 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
02/06 Birmingham, AL – Iron City Music Hall
02/08 Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Music Hall
02/09 Lubbock, TX – Lonestar Pavilion
02/10 Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion
02/11 Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater
02/13 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
02/14 Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues
02/16 Boise, ID – Revolution Concert House
02/17 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
02/19 Edmonton, AB – The Ranch
02/20 Grande Prairie, AB – Revolution Place Casino
02/21 Calgary, AB – Mac Hall
02/23 Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre
02/24 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
02/25 Sioux City, IA – Anthem @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
02/27 Joliet, IL – The Forge
03/01 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
03/02 Henrietta, NY – The Dome
03/03 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
03/04 Portland, ME – State 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 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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We Came As Romans Gearing Up For Fall Tour Dates

After releasing a cryptic video two weeks back, We Came As Romans today announces a spate of headline tour dates that take place during an upcoming run with I Prevail, Escape The Fate, and The Word Alive. A full list of upcoming We Came As Romans fall tour dates can be found below.

9/20 — Oklahoma City, OK — Diamond Ballroom
9/21 — Omaha, NE — Sokol Auditorium
9/22 — Sioux Falls, SD — Bigs Bar*
9/25 — Portland, OR — Roseland Theater
9/26 — Spokane, WA — Knitting Factory
9/27 — Boise, ID — Knitting Factory
9/28 — Eugene, OR — HiFi Music Hall*
9/29 — Seattle, WA — Showbox SoDo
9/30 — Vancouver, BC — The Venue**

10/1 — Calgary, Alberta — MacEwan Hall
10/2 — Edmonton, Alberta — Shaw Conference Centre
10/3 — Saskatoon, Saskatchewan — O’Brian’s
10/5 — Fargo, ND — Sanctuary Events Center*
10/6 — Green Bay, WI — Sandlot Entertainment Complex
10/7 — St. Paul, MN — Myth
10/9 — Chicago, IL — Concord Music Hall
10/10 — Milwaukee, WI — Turner Hall
10/14 — Cleveland, OH — The Agora
10/15 — Toronto, ON — Danforth Music Hall
10/16 — Niagara Falls, NY — Rapids Theater
10/17 — Montreal, Quebec — M Telus
10/18 — Portland, ME — State Theatre*
10/19 — Sayreville, NJ — Starland Ballroom
10/20 — Worcester, MA — The Palladium
10/21 — Hartford, CT — Webster Theater
10/22 — Albany, NY — Jupiter Hall*
10/23 — Baltimore, MD — Rams Head
10/24 — Philadelphia, PA — Electric Factory
10/25 — New York City, NY — PlayStation Theater
10/27 — Norfolk, VA — NorVa
10/28 — Stroudsburg, PA — Sherman Theater
10/30 — Nashville, TN — Marathon Music Works
10/31 — Atlanta, GA — Variety Playhouse
11/1 — Charlotte, NC — Neighborhood Theatre
11/2 — Birmingham AL — Zydeco**
11/3 — Jacksonville, FL — Murray Hill Theatre**
11/4 — Orlando, FL — Plaza Live
11/5 — Tampa, FL — The Ritz Ybor
11/7 — Houston, TX — Warehouse Live
11/8 — Dallas, TX — Bomb Factory
11/9 — San Antonio, TX — Vibes Event Center
11/10 — El Paso, TX — Tricky Falls
11/12 — Los Angeles, CA — Novo
11/13 — San Francisco, CA — Regency
11/14 — Reno, NV — Jub Jub’s**
11/15 — Las Vegas, NV — Brooklyn Bowl
11/16 — San Diego, CA — SOMA
11/17 — Tempe, AZ — Marquee Theater
11/19 — Salt Lake City, UT — The Complex
11/21 — Kansas City, MO — The Truman
11/22 — Indianapolis, IN — Emerson Theatre*
11/24 — Detroit, MI — The Detroit Masonic Temple
11/25 — Fort Wayne, IN — Piere’s Entertainment Center
11/26 — Grand Rapids, MI — The Intersection
11/28 — Pittsburgh, PA — Stage AE
11/29 — Columbus, OH — Newport Music Hall
11/30 — St. Louis, MO — Ready Room*
12/1 — Wichita, KS — Cotillion
12/2 — Des Moines, IA — 7 Flags


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Between The Buried And Me Kicking Off Tour With Devin Townsend Project

Between The Buried And Me kicks off the “Transcending The Coma” co-headlining trek with Devin Townsend Project this evening.

Set to commence in Nashville, Tennessee and conclude in Vancouver, British Columbia on October 15th, the near month-long journey (which includes support from Fallujah) will find Between The Buried And Me performing “Coma Ecliptic” in its entirety.

9/09/2016 Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN
9/10/2016 Music Farm – Charleston, SC *
9/11/2016 The Plaza – Orlando, FL
9/12/2016 Amos’ Southend – Charlotte, NC
9/13/2016 The Fillmore Silver Spring – Silver Spring, MD
9/15/2016 Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
9/16/2016 Playstation Theater – New York, NY
9/17/2016 The Palladium – Worcester, MA w/ Sabaton
9/18/2016 Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC
9/20/2016 The Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON
9/21/2016 Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
9/22/2016 St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
9/23/2016 House of Blues – Chicago, IL
9/24/2016 The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
9/25/2016 Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY
9/27/2016 The Joy Theater – New Orleans, LA
9/29/2016 Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX
10/5/2016 The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
10/6/2016 The Novo – Los Angeles, CA
10/7/2016 The Marquee – Tempe, AZ
10/8/2016 Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas, NV
10/9/2016 Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA
10/11/2016 Knitting Factory – Boise, ID
10/12/2016 Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA
10/13/2016 Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
10/14/2016 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
10/15/2016 Vogue Theatre – Vancouver, BC
* No Devin Townsend Project

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Skewered Reveals “Deathmethyltryptamine” Album Details

Irish death quartet Skewered has revealed full details on forthcoming studio album “Deathmethyltryptamine.”

“First new material from us in over 4 years,” states guitarist Andy Sweeney. “We’ve worked hard on our song writing and our upcoming album has a huge array of influences. Lots of custom made time signatures resulting in really original and unique sounding riffs. Unusual song structures take the listener on a fast paced, hectic journey from deranged aggression to evil grooves and brutal slams. We can’t wait for you to hear!”

In regards the album art, vocalist Mark Dolan states: “It’s just like a bad DMT trip. We thought ‘Deathmethyltryptamine’ was a funny pun of dimethyltryptamine. We felt some of our weird rhythms give that disorientating psychedelic vibe while keeping heavy and brutal.”

Featuring album art by Mark Cooper of Mindrape Art, “Deathmethyltryptamine” was recorded, mixed and mastered by Jörg Uken at Soundlodge Studios in Rhauderfehn, Germany. The album also in includes special guest vocals by Konni Gnirhul (Defeated Sanity). “Deathmethyltryptamine” is set for release October 21st, 2016 via Stillbirth Records.

1. Curbstomp Marathon
2. Nausea
3. Ground and Pound
4. Viscous Mucus
5. Organ Donor Kebab
6. Pawns of War
7. Animalism
8. Colombian Necktie
9. Red Knob Warts
10. The Lovesong
11. Trimethylaminuria
12. Fucked with A Stump

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