Altitudes & Attitude (Megadeth/Anthrax) Premiere New Music Video For “Part Of Me”

Altitudes & Attitude premiere an official music video for their track “Part Of Me“. The band pairs Megadeth‘s David Ellefson with Anthrax‘s Frank Bello and they’ll be out for an U.S. mini-tour together next month. Guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal is expected to sit in with them on the below run of dates:

04/03 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
04/04 Ft. Wayne, IN – Sweetwater
04/05 Dayton, OH – Oddbody’s Music Room
04/06 Fremont, OH – Midwest Rhythm Summit
04/07 Flint, MI – Machine Shop

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Homewrecker Kicking Off 2017 Tour Dates

Homewrecker stage-dives right into 2017 with a slew of live dates, starting January 13th in Chicago with Weekend Nachos’ final show, including a two-week run with Expire, slots on Midwest Blood Fest, Modified Ghost Fest, and 71 Grind Fest, shows with Nails, and more.

Homewrecker will also record a new album this year with Andy Nelson at Bricktop Recording in Chicago, to be released on Good Fight Music. Catch the band live on these upcoming 2017 tour dates:

Jan 14 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean – w/ Weekend Nachos (final show)
Jan 20 – Milwaukee, WI @ Triple Zero
Jan 21 – Gary, IN @ 500 S. Lake St
Jan 28 – Tiffin, OH @ The Viaduct w/ Freedom
Feb 2 – Louisville, KY @ Spinelli’s Downtown – Midwest Blood Fest pre-show
Feb 3 – Louisville, KY @ The Cure Lounge – Midwest Blood Fest

w/ Expire (final tour):
Feb 24 – Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th St Collective
Feb 25 – Nashville, TN @ The End
Feb 26 – Jacksonville, FL @ Nighthawks
Feb 27 – Tampa, FL @ Local 662
Feb 28 – Charlotte, NC @ Drunk Horse
Mar 2 – Montclair, NJ @ Meatlocker
Mar 3 – Amityville, NY @ Amityville Music Hall
Mar 4 – Cambridge, MA @ Cambridge Elks Lodge
Mar 5 – Albany, NY @ Trickshots
Mar 6 – Cleveland, OH @ Foundry
Mar 7 – Cincinnati, OH @ Northside Yacht Club
Mar 8 – Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary
Mar 9 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean

Mar 27 – Columbus, OH @ Park St Saloon – w/ Nails, Toxic Holocaust, Gatecreeper
May 27 – Vancouver, BC @ Modified Ghost Fest
May 28 – Vancouver, BC @ Modified Ghost Fest
Jun 2 – Colorado Springs, CO @ 71 Grind Fest
Jun 3 – Colorado Springs, CO @ 71 Grind Fest

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Power Trip Announces Tour Dates With Iron Reagan

Power Trip just announced the first leg of a North American tour kicking off next February in support of sophomore release, “Nightmare Logic,” set for release through Southern Lord.

Iron Reagan will join Power Trip for the journey down the East Coast and through the Midwest, including shows in New York City, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, and more. Tickets go on sale this Friday, December 16th at 12pm EST. Stay tuned for a second announcement with West Coast dates to follow soon.

1/04/2017 RBC – Dallas, TX w/ Antwon
1/05/2017 Barracuda – Austin, TX @ This Is Austin, Not That Great Festival w/ Antwon
2/24/2017 Walter’s – Houston, TX w/ Iron Reagan
2/25/2017 Siberia – New Orleans, LA w/ Iron Reagan
2/26/2017 Saturn – Birmingham, AL w/ Iron Reagan
2/27/2017 Kings – Raleigh, NC w/ Iron Reagan, Genocide Pact
2/28/2017 Broadberry – Richmond, VA w/ Iron Reagan, Genocide Pact, Concealed Blade
3/01/2017 Soundstage – Baltimore, MD w/ Iron Reagan, Genocide Pact, Concealed Blade
3/02/2017 Marlin Room @ Webster Hall – New York, NY w/ Iron Reagan, Concealed Blade, Krimewatch
3/03/2017 Spirit – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Iron Reagan, Concealed Blade, Protestor
3/04/2017 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH w/ Iron Reagan, Concealed Blade, Protestor
3/08/2017 Les Foufounes Électriques – Montreal, QC w/ Iron Reagan
3/09/2017 Brass Monkey – Ottawa, ON w/ Iron Reagan
3/10/2017 Velvet Underground – Toronto, ON w/ Iron Reagan
3/11/2017 Marble Bar – Detroit, MI w/ Iron Reagan
3/12/2017 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL w/ Iron Reagan
3/13/2017 Triple Rock – Minneapolis, MN w/ Iron Reagan
3/14/2017 Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA w/ Iron Reagan
3/16/2017 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO w/ Iron Reagan
3/17/2017 89th Street Collective – Oklahoma City, OK w/ Iron Reagan
3/25-26/2017 South by So What? – Dallas, TX
3/31-4/02/2017 Spokane Hardcore Fest – Spokane, WA w/ Destruction Unit, Primal Rite

Nightmare Logic by Power Trip

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FINAL DRIVE ANNOUNCES final 2016 dates

This One Is For The Metal Family Tour 2016 Final Drive is a Southern Groove Thrash Metal band from St. Louis, Missouri on tour sure to be melting faces in the Midwest! If you dig Slayer, Clutch, Pantera and AC/DC then be prepared for a Merry Metal  Treat. Final Drive is: Nathan Easter- Guitar, Jordan […]

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FINAL DRIVE ANNOUNCES final 2016 dates

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Anagnorisis Announces “Peripeteia” Tour Dates

Just days after maiden single “5306 Morningside” from impending third album “Peripeteia” was issued (listen in here), Louisville black metal band Anagnorisis this week announces dates for a first U.S. tour in support of the album.

The “Peripeteia” tour 2016 will see Anagnorisis playing sixteen cities across the eastern half of the country, beginning November 3rd. From Louisville the band crushes through eastward, up the East Coast, and back into the Midwest on a counter-clockwise path, the final show hitting Detroit on November 18th, with sixteen shows planned. Direct support on all dates will be provided by Cryptic Hymn, another band of Anagnorisi’ bassist Josh’s Mumford.

New album “Peripeteia” will see release on LP and CD through Berlin-based Vendetta Records, cassettes through Yehonala Tapes (Europe) and Like Young Records (US). The CD, cassette, and digital versions will be issued worldwide on October 21st; the vinyl sees release November 15th.

11/03/2016 Haymarket Whiskey Bar – Louisville, KY
11/04/2016 The End – Nashville, TN
11/05/2016 The Pilot Light – Knoxville, TN
11/06/2016 The Milestone – Charlotte, NC
11/07/2016 McCormack’s Irish Pub – Richmond, VA
11/08/2016 The Depot – Baltimore, MD
11/09/2016 TBA
11/10/2016 Worcester, MA – Ralph’s Rock Diner
11/11/2016 Harper’s Pub – Clementon, NJ
11/12/2016 The Bug Jar – Rochester, NY
11/13/2016 The Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA
11/14/2016 The Summit – Columbus, OH
11/15/2016 Kuma’s Corner – Indianapolis, IN
11/16/2016 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
11/17/2016 The Metal Grill – Milwaukee, WI
11/18/2016 Corktown Tavern – Detroit, MI

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Inter Arma Announces New Tour Dates With Call Of The Void

As the band’s current U.S. tour with Withered draws to a close, Inter Arma now announces a new run of dates with Relapse label mates Call of the Void. The tour will kick off September 22nd and will see both bands crushing cities throughout the Midwest, South, and East Coast.

Jul 28 San Antonio TX Limelight
Jul 29 Austin TX Sidewinder
Jul 30 Dallas TX Three Links
Jul 31 New Orleans LA Gasa Gasa
Aug 1 Birmingham AL Spring Street Firehouse
Aug 2 Atlanta GA The Earl
Aug 3 Asheville NC Mothlight

w/Call Of The Void
Sep 22 Harrisonburg, VA Golden Pony
Sep 23 Charlotte, NC Snug Harbor
Sep 24 Savannah, GA The Jinx
Sep 26 Tallahassee, FL Club Downunder
Sep 27 Memphis, TN Hi-Tone Cafe
Sep 28 Fayetteville, AR Ryleigh’s
Sep 29 Little Rock, AR Vino’s
Sep 30 Des Moines, IA Vaudeville Mews
Oct 01 Iowa City, IA Gabe’s Oasis
Oct 03 St Louis, MO Firebird
Oct 04 Champaign, IL The Accord
Oct 05 Grand Rapids, MI Pyramid Scheme
Oct 06 Columbus, OH Ace of Cups
Oct 07 Buffalo, NY Waiting Room
Oct 08 Montreal, QC Casa Del Popolo
Oct 09 Portland, ME Space
Oct 10 New Haven, CT Cafe Nine

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Maynard James Keenan Announces “A Perfect Union Of Contrary Things” Autobiography

Last October, in an interview with Rolling Stone, Maynard James Keenan, accomplished winemaker and frontman of Tool, A Perfect Circle, and Puscifer, let on that he was working with writer/editor and longtime friend Sarah Jensen on an authorized biography.

Until now, Keenan’s fans have had access to only an abridged version of his story. That all will change with the release of “A Perfect Union of Contrary Things” (Nov. 8, 2016, Backbeat Books, $29.99).

As Keenan explained to Rolling Stone, “There’s always that perception that whatever you’ve done that’s the largest media-friendly thing in your life, where the world came to know of you, there’s a perception that there was no life before, and that you were nothing before. There’s a lot of stuff that went on in my life that nobody really knows about. So I feel like this is the chance to show the patterns, tell a story.”

Jensen, who has known Keenan for three decades, rolls out that untold story chronicling his journey from his Midwest childhood to his years in the Army to his time in art school, from his stint at a Boston pet shop to his place in the international spotlight and his influence on the disparate fields of contemporary music and regional winemaking.

“A Perfect Union of Contrary Things” presents the outtakes, the scenes of disappointment and triumph, and the events that led him to take one step after the next, to change direction, to explore sometimes surprising opportunities. The book also features a foreword by Alex Grey, an American artist and longtime friend of Keenan.

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Valkyrie Hits The Road For U.S. Mini-Tour

Virginia doom/heavy metal quartet Valkyrie is in the midst of a week-long run of headlining U.S. dates that just kicked off in Columbus, OH.

The band will be crushing cities across the Midwest and East Coast over the course of the next week, and will also be appearing at Psycho Las Vegas this August along many other Relapse labelmates.

June 11 Cleveland, OH Now That’s Class
June 12 Inwood, WV Shiley Acres
June 14 Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery
June 15 Brooklyn, NY St. Vitus
June 17 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie
June 18 Virginia Beach, VA Back Bay Brewery
Aug 28 Las Vegas, NV Psycho Las Vegas

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Something Is Waiting Announces Debut Album “The Something Is Waiting Band”

New supergroup of the Chicago sewers, Something Is Waiting, has announced the July 22nd release of debut album “The Something Is Waiting Band,” coming via The Path Less Traveled Records. Stream first single “New Lows In Hell” below, courtesy of

A band of Chicago veterans, Something Is Waiting is fronted by Eddie Gobbo – vocalist of Jar’d Loose and Renaissance man of the Midwest metal scene. On guitar is Pete Grossman, co-owner of Bricktop Recording, the Chicago studio that has churned out recordings by Weekend Nachos, Harm’s Way, Dead In The Dirt, and scores more. Drummer Idin Alexzander played in (Lone) Wolf and Cub, standouts of the Hewhocorrupts Inc label. Bassist Eddie Limperis is also a member of Barren Heirs.

Something Is Waiting picks up where Gobbo’s other band, Jar’d Loose, last left us. The cover art was created by Stavros Giannopoulos of The Atlas Moth and the track listing is as follows:

1) New Lows in Hell
2) Pet Rockets Stoned
3) Cult House
4) Hippies Become Lawyers
5) Real Estate Cubicle Rock
6) David Mamet and Kids
7) Mark
8) Real Frontwomen Wear Ankhs

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Twingiant Kicking Off U.S. Midwest Tour Dates

Sludge/stoner metal band Twingiant is set to embark on a tour of the American Midwest tomorrow. Dubbed the “Bringing the Devil Down to the Midwest Tour,” the band will play 8 shows in support of latest album “Devil Down,”which was recently released via Medusa Crush Recordings.

Guitarist Nikos had the following to say about the tour: “The time is finally here and we’re super excited to get out on the road. We’ve been working our butts off to make this happen and we’re more than ready to visit a bunch of new cities and make new friends! The set list will cover all three of our releases, but we will have an ample amount of songs from our most recent album, Devil Down. As far as merch goes, we have a couple of new shirt designs that are so new, they’re not even on our merch page yet. We’re also bringing a bargain bin of shirts that will contain past designs that range anywhere from $1 to a whopping $5 a shirt! See you this week!”

10/20 Las Cruces NM @ Halo’s Hookah Lounge
10/21 Austin TX @ Beerland
10/22 Memphis TN @The Buccaneer Lounge
10/23 St. Louis MO @ The Demo
10/24 Chicago IL @ Underground Lounge
10/25 Omaha NE @ Shamrocks
10/26 Denver CO @ Hi-Dive
10/27 Las Vegas NV @ The Womb Room

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