Hammerfall And Delain Kicking Off North American Tour Dates

The fans have waited almost a full year since the announcement, and now two of Europe’s finest metal exports and Napalm Records recording artists – Hammerfall and Delain – are set to kick off their co-headlining North American tour tonight in Toronto, ON.

The tour crisscrosses North America including an appearance in Worcester, MA at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, and wraps up May 18th in Atlanta, GA. A complete list of dates can be found below.

Hammerfall is on the road supporting tenth studio album and Napalm Records debut “Built to Last,” which was released last November. Guitarist Oscar Dronjak comments:

“7 years is a long time, but now we’re set to the North American shore at last! Our aim is to create the greatest heavy metal party every single night, and together with our friends in Delain and, most importantly, you, the true Templars of steel, I feel confident we’ll make it happen.”

Delain will be touring on the heels of the “Moonbathers” album. Fans can expect to hear new material from “Moonbathers” as well as Delain classics. Vocalist Charlotte Wessells had this to say:

“We love performing in North America and after a handful of amazing North American tours we are really excited to offer fans the much requested full headline experience during this co-headline run with heavy metallers Hammerfall! You don’t want to miss out on this package, we look forward to a kick-ass tour.”

4/19: Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
4/20: Quebec City, QC @ Imperial De Quebec
4/21: Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques
4/22: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
4/24: New York, NY @ Stage 48
4/26: Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
4/27: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
4/28: Chicago, IL @ Concorde Music Hall
4/29: Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze
5/1: Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
5/3: Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
5/4: Calgary, AB @ Dickens 1000
5/5: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
5/6: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
5/8: San Francisco, CA @ Social Hall
5/9: Los Angeles, CA @ Whiskey a Go Go
5/10: Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove
5/11: Tempe, AZ @ Club Red
5/13: Dallas, TX @ Trees
5/14: San Antonio, TX @ Alamo Music Hall
5/15: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
5/17: Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
5/18: Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse

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Avenged Sevenfold Posts Behind The Scenes “God Damn” Footage

Avenged Sevenfold just released a behind-the-scenes clip for the “God Damn” video, which can be seen below, and the band also comments:

“The ‘God Damn’ music video was charged with energy from our fans. Before it arrives, we’re taking you on set to see how it was made. Go behind the scenes below.

“Want to be the first to see this kind of content? Join Deathbat Nation to get exclusive first looks, specially designed merchandise, tour pre-sales and more! Don’t miss Avenged Sevenfold on tour this summer!”

A full listing of upcoming Avenged Sevenfold 2017 tour dates can be found after the video clip.

APR 22 – Las Vegas, NV (Las Rageous Festival)
MAY 05 – Virginia Beach, VA (Lunatic Luau Festival)
MAY 07 – Concord, NC (Carolina Rebellion Festival)
MAY 9 – Hershey, PA (w/ Metallica, Volbeat)
MAY 10 – Baltimore, MD (w/ Metallica, Volbeat)
MAY 12 – Philadelphia, PA (w/ Metallica, Volbeat)
MAY 14 – East Rutherford, NJ (w/ Metallica, Volbeat)
JUN 07 – Denver, CO (w/ Metallica, Volbeat)
JUN 11 – Houston, TX (w/ Metallica, Volbeat)
JUN 14 – San Antonio, TX (w/ Metallica)
JUN 16 – Dallas, TX (w/ Metallica)
JUN 18 – Chicago, IL (w/ Metallica)
JUN 19 – Mt. Pleasant, MI (w/ In This Moment)
JUL 05 – Orlando, FL (w/ Metallica, Volbeat)
JUL 07 – Miami, FL (w/ Metallica, Volbeat)
JUL 09 – Atlanta, GA (w/ Metallica, Volbeat)
JUL 10 – Cincinnati, OH (w/ A Day To Remember)
JUL 12 – Detroit, MI (w/ Metallica, Volbeat)
JUL 13 – Oshkosh, WI (Rock USA Festival)
JUL 14 – Cadott, WI (Rockfest)
JUL 16 – Toronto, Canada (w/ Metallica, Volbeat)
JUL 18 – Gilford, NH (w/ Volbeat)
JUL 19 – Montreal, Canada (w/ Metallica, Volbeat)
JUL 28 – Mountain View, CA (w/ A Day To Remember)
JUL 29 – Los Angeles, CA (w/ Metallica, Gojira)
JUL 31 – Sacramento, CA (w/ A Day To Remember)
AUG 03 – Albuquerque, NM (w/ A Day To Remember)
AUG 04 – Phoenix, AZ (w/ Metallica, Gojira)
AUG 06 – San Diego, CA (w/ Metallica, Gojira)
AUG 09 – Seattle, WA (w/ Metallica, Gojira)
AUG 11 – Salt Lake City, UT (w/ A Day To Remember)
AUG 12 – Nampa (Boise), ID (w/ A Day To Remember)
AUG 14 – Vancouver, Canada (w/ Metallica, Gojira)
AUG 16 – Edmonton, Canada (w/ Metallica, Gojira)

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Anathema Announces North American Summer Tour Dates

Anathema, which recently revealed the new song “Springfield” (streaming here) from the band’s forthcoming album “The Optimist” (June 9th, Kscope), is now thrilled to announce first North American dates since 2014.

The nine dates, which kick off on August 16th in Baltimore, include stops in New York, Chicago and a trio of Canadian dates. Tickets will be available this Friday the 21st.

“Touring the U.S. and Canada is always a fantastic privilege,” said guitar player Daniel Cavanagh. “These countries have been the birthplace of some of the most revered recording artists of all time. We are delighted to visit the east coast and we promise to visit the west coast, following up soon. Our new album, The Optimist, is set in America. It will be a blast! “

Anathema recorded “The Optimist” in the winter of 2016 at Attica Audio in Donegal, Ireland and then finished at Castle Of Doom studios in Glasgow with producer Tony Doogan (Mogwai, Belle & Sebastian, Super Furry Animals) at the helm. Mastering was handled at the legendary Abbey Road Studios.

August 16 Baltimore, MD Soundstage
August 17 New York, NY Gramercy Theater
August 18 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
August 19 Quebec, QC Saile Multi
August 20 Montreal, QC Astral
August 21 Toronto, ON Opera House
August 23 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge
August 24 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
August 25 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts

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Dragonforce Streams New Song “Curse Of Darkness”

On May 19th, DragonForce will release upcoming full-length studio album, “Reaching Into Infinity,” via Metal Blade Records in the USA.

Today, the band has launched the record’s second single, “Curse of Darkness” – listen in below. The new album’s full track listing including bonus DVD is as follows:

Disc 1 – CD
1. Reaching into Infinity
2. Ashes of the Dawn
3. Judgement Day
4. Astral Empire
5. Curse of Darkness
6. Silence
7. Midnight Madness
8. WAR!
9. Land of Shattered Dreams
10. The Edge of the World
11. Our Final Stand
Bonus Tracks
12. Hatred and Revenge
13. Evil Dead

Disc 2 – Bonus DVD: “DragonForce Live at Woodstock Festival Poland 2016”
1. Holding On
2. Heroes of Our Time
3. Operation Ground and Pound
4. Holding On (Multi-angles)
5. Heroes of Our Time (Multi-Angles)
6. Operation Ground and Pound (Multi-Angles)

Fans can also catch these upcoming Dragonforce 2017 summer tour dates:

July 7 – San Francisco, CA – Slims
July 8 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy
July 9 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red
July 11 – San Antonio, TX – The Rock Box
July 12 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
July 14 – St Louis, MO – Fubar
July 15 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Open Air
July 17 – Detroit, MI – El Club
July 18 – Washington DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
July 20 – New York, NY – Highline Ballroom
July 21 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
July 22 – Bangor, ME – Rise Above Festival
July 23 – Montreal, QC – Corona
July 24 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
July 26 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (“Heaven”)
July 27 – Orlando, FL – The Beacham
July 28 – Tampa, FL – Orpheum
July 29 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room

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DragonForce launches new single, “Curse of Darkness”, online

– April 12th, 2017 –

On May 19th, international metal superstars DragonForce will release their new studio album, Reaching Into Infinity, via Metal Blade Records in the USA. Today, the band has launched the record’s second single, “Curse of Darkness”, which can be heard at: youtube.com/watch?v=-RqVXI4wsIA

To hear the first single, “Judgement Day”, plus watch a live video for the classic track, “Operation Ground and Pound” (which is taken from the special CD/DVD edition of Reaching Into Infinity), please visit: metalblade.com/dragonforce – where the album can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:

–special CD/DVD edition
–2LP (limited to 1000 copies; sides A and B: translucent purple vinyl, sides C and D: fluorescent green vinyl)
*exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

Reaching Into Infinity special CD/DVD edition track-listing:
Disc 1 – CD
1. Reaching into Infinity
2. Ashes of the Dawn
3. Judgement Day
4. Astral Empire
5. Curse of Darkness
6. Silence
7. Midnight Madness
8. WAR!
9. Land of Shattered Dreams
10. The Edge of the World
11. Our Final Stand
Bonus Tracks
12. Hatred and Revenge
13. Evil Dead

Disc 2 – Bonus DVD
“DragonForce Live at Woodstock Festival Poland 2016″
1. Holding On
2. Heroes of Our Time
3. Operation Ground and Pound
4. Holding On (Multi-angles)
5. Heroes of Our Time (Multi-Angles)
6. Operation Ground and Pound (Multi-Angles)

For their seventh studio album, DragonForce has opened up their sound like never before, capturing the fierce, forlorn and fun with both menace and melody. “I think we have proven that playing fast was something we were good at, so this time I wanted to bring even more diversity into our music,” Frederic Leclercq (bass) comments. “It’s great to challenge ourselves instead of staying in a comfort zone, and I really wanted to experiment with Marc’s vocals. I think people are going to be surprised at his brutality!” The first album to feature Gee Anzalone (drums), the Italian drummer has laid down an impressive performance to provide the perfect backbone to the DragonForce sound, which of course still boasts the band’s trademark insanely-fast solos, courtesy of guitarists Herman Li and Sam Totman. Recording the bulk of the album at Fascination Street Studios, Sweden, with producer Jens Bogren, the band also laid down tracks while touring their Killer Elite “best of”-album, utilizing Lamerluser Studios, (London, UK), Dark Lane Studios (Witney, UK), as well as the band’s own Evil1 Studios in Charleville-Mezieres, France and Shredforce One Studios (CA, USA).

DragonForce will give USA fans their first taste of new songs starting July 7th, when the band hits the road for a North American tour this summer! See below for all dates.

DragonForce tour dates:
July 7 – San Francisco, CA – Slims
July 8 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy
July 9 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red
July 11 – San Antonio, TX – The Rock Box
July 12 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
July 14 – St Louis, MO – Fubar
July 15 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Open Air
July 17 – Detroit, MI – El Club
July 18 – Washington DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
July 20 – New York, NY – Highline Ballroom
July 21 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
July 22 – Bangor, ME – Rise Above Festival
July 23 – Montreal, QC – Corona
July 24 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
July 26 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (“Heaven”)
July 27 – Orlando, FL – The Beacham
July 28 – Tampa, FL – Orpheum
July 29 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room

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Lamb Of God Lines Up Headlining Off Dates During Slayer Tour

Internationally-renowned outfit Lamb Of God was recently announced as support for headlining metal legends Slayer, along with fellow supporting death metal group Behemoth this summer. The six-week expedition will rage across North America beginning July 12th in Bemidji, MN, winding up in Phoenix, AZ on August 20th. Tickets are on sale now via this location.

In addition to these dates, Lamb Of God is today announcing select headline one-off dates throughout the Slayer tour. Behemoth will provide direct support during these special performances.

Stops include Grand Rapids, MI, Montreal, QC, St. Louis, MO and Salt Lake City, UT. See below for a full listing of confirmed shows and pick up tickets for the Lamb Of God headline dates starting this Friday, April 7th at 10am local time via Lamb Of God’s website here.

7/12 Sanford Center, Bemidji, MN
7/13 Rock Fest 2017, Cadott, WI (Slayer and LAMB OF GOD on this bill)
7/15 Rock USA 2017, Ford Festival Park, Oshkosh, WI (Slayer and LAMB OF GOD on this bill)
17/6 Chicago Open Air Festival, Toyota Park, Chicago, IL (Slayer, LAMB OF GOD and Behemoth on this bill)
7/17 20 Monroe Live, Grand Rapids, MI (LAMB OF GOD headline, Behemoth support, no Slayer)
7/18 Express Live!, Columbus, OH
7/20 Red Hat Amphitheater, Raleigh, NC
7/21 St. Augustine Amphitheater, St. Augustine, FL
7/23 Electric Factory Outdoors, Philadelphia, PA
7/24 M TELUS, Montreal, QC (LAMB OF GOD headline, Behemoth support, no Slayer)
7/25 Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Boston, MA
7/27 Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
7/28 Pier Six Pavilion, Baltimore, MD
7/30 Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN
7/31 The Pageant, St. Louis, MO (LAMB OF GOD headline, Behemoth support, no Slayer)

8/1 Providence Medical Center Amphitheater, Bonner Springs, KS
8/2 1st Bank Center, Denver, CO
8/4 The Joint/Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
8/5 The Forum, Los Angeles, CA
8/8 Vina Robles Amphitheatre, Paso Robles, CA
8/9 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA
8/11 The Cuthbert Amphitheater, Eugene, OR
8/12 WaMu Theatre, Seattle, WA
8/14 Encana Events Center, Dawson Creek, BC CANADA
8/15 SMS Equipment Stadium, Fort McMurray, AB CANADA
8/17 KettleHouse Amphitheater, Missoula, MT
8/18 The Complex, Salt Lake City, UT (LAMB OF GOD headline, Behemoth support, no Slayer)
8/19 Isleta Amphitheater, Albuquerque, NM
8/20 Comerica Theatre, Phoenix, AZ

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Shed The Skin Announces “Spread The Bloodshed” Mini Tour

American death metal miscreants Shed The Skin – featuring members of Incantation, Ringworm, ex-Blood Of Christ – will embark on the “Spread The Bloodshed” mini-tour next month. First blood will be spilled in Montreal, Quebec on May 11th, with the final slaughtering to take place in Chicago, Illinois on May 14th (see full list of dates below).

Joining Shed The Skin on all dates are fellow brutalizers FaithXtractor. As a very special addition, two dates will see the bloodletting of newly-revamped purveyors of epic dark metal Blood Of Christ, returning after a fourteen-year hiatus.

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Sabaton Honored For Gold And Platinum Albums

Swedish war machine Sabaton is currently touring the world in support of latest studio record “The Last Stand” and also holding #1 (“The Last Stand”), #7 (“Carolus Rex” on the top for 248 weeks in a row now), #9 (“Heroes”), and #17 (“The Art Of War”) in the Swedish Top 20 rock charts.

After hitting the charts worldwide with “The Last Stand,” the band was recently honored with new plaques for impressive album sales: the album achieved Gold in the band’s homeland Sweden and in Poland. Previous studio album, “Heroes,” was even platinum-certified in Sweden.

Bassist Pär Sundström commented: “This is proof of two things – first, that we are still able to make music that fans want to listen to, and second, that we have fantastic fans who really care. Sure, the current tour is called ‘The Last Tour,’ but as long as it is going like this we’ll be going strong for a long time.”

Remaining Sabaton 2017 tour dates with Leaves’ Eyes and Battle Beast are as follows:

4/20 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
4/21 – New York, NY @ Playstation Theater
4/22 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium – New England Metal & Hardcore Festival
4/23 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
4/25 – Montreal, QC @ Club Soda – SOLD OUT!
4/26 – Quebec City, QC @ Imperial De Quebec
4/27 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
4/28 – Cleveland, OH @ The Agora Ballroom
4/30 – Louisville, KY @ Diamond Pub Concert Hall
5/1 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
5/2 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze
5/3 – Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre
5/5 – Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
5/6 – Calgary, AB @ The Palace
5/7 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
5/8 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon – SOLD OUT!
5/10 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
5/11 – Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove
5/12 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater
5/14 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
5/16 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
5/17 – San Antonio, TX @ Alamo Music Hall
5/18 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
5/20 – Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
5/21 – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
5/22 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore

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Wolvhammer To Record New Album After Tour With Shining

Wolvhammer has been confirmed to support Shining and Revenge on an upcoming North American tour that consumes the month of May. The band also announces the upcoming recording of a fourth full-length album, which will see release late this year.

From May 5th through 24th, Wolvhammer will lead the charge on tour with Sweden’s prolific black metal outfit Shining and Canada’s brutal black/death act Revenge on the “No More Safe Space” tour 2017.

The trek begins in Baltimore and crushes a counter-clockwise path through the continent, with shows in Trenton, Montreal, Toronto, Detroit, Chicago, Kansas City, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, Oakland, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Austin, and Forth Worth. Additional Wolvhammer tour dates are nearing announcement as well.

Days after the tour, Wolvhammer will travel to Florida to enter the studio on June 1st to record a new album with Jarret Pritchard (1349, Goatwhore) at New Constellation Studio in Orlando. The album will see CD and digital release through Disorder Recordings and on vinyl through Vendetta Records early in the second half of the year. Additional details will be announced upon the album’s completion.

5/05/2017 Sparta Inn – Baltimore, MD
5/06/2017 Championship Bar – Trenton, NJ
5/08/2017 Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
5/09/2017 Garrison – Toronto, ON
5/10/2017 Harpo’s – Detroit, MI
5/11/2017 Reggies – Chicago, IL
5/12/2017 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
5/15/2017 Red Room – Vancouver, BC
5/16/2017 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
5/17/2017 Tonic Lounge – Portland, OR
5/18/2017 Metro Opera House – Oakland, CA
5/19/2017 Adrenaline – Las Vegas, NV
5/20/2017 Complex – Los Angeles, CA
5/21/2017 Joe’s Grotto – Phoenix, AZ
5/23/2017 Grizzly Hall – Austin, TX
5/24/2017 Rail Club – Fort Worth, TX

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Miss May I Announces North American Tour Dates

Ohio-based metalcore outfit Miss May I will return to the road in North America for the “Shadows Inside” headlining tour, which is set to begin in Canada with a week long run supported by Obey The Bray and Auras.

Following these Canadian dates, Miss May I will embark on a month long trek in the U.S., with support coming from Upon A Burning Body, Kublai Khan & Currents. Speaking about these upcoming headlining shows, Miss May I lead vocalist Levi Benton states:

“We are so stoked to back out on tour after our longest time off ever doing this new record. Not only are we excited to be out but its our first time headlining in years! Its been a long time coming and because of that we are bringing so much more to these shows. The line up is stacked with great bands and our live show has so many more surprises and new songs. All this time really did was make Miss May I ready to put on shows to remember!”

Canadian Dates w/Obey The Brave, Auras
Thursday, May 11th – Hamilton, ON @ Club Absinthe
Friday, May 12th – Windsor, ON @ The Back Stage
Saturday, May 13th – Ottawa, ON @ Maverick’s
Sunday, May 14th – Quebec, QC @ Salle Multi
Tuesday, May 16th – Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe
Wednesday, May 17th – London, ON @ London Music Hall

U.S. Dates w/Upon A Burning Body, Kublai Khan, Currents
Friday, May 26th – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
Saturday, May 27th – Dallas, TX @ The Door
Sunday, May 28th – Austin, TX @ Grizzly Hall
Wednesday, May 31st – Albuquerque, NM @ The Launchpad
Thursday, June 1st – Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto
Friday, June 2nd – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
Saturday, June 3rd – West Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky
Sunday, June 4th – Fresno, CA @ Strummers
Wednesday, June 7th – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
Thursday, June 8th – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
Friday, June 9th – Merriam, KS @ Aftershock
Saturday, June 10th – Green Bay, WI @ The Sandlot
Sunday, June 11th – Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
Tuesday, June 13th – Berwyn, IL @ The Wire
Wednesday, June 14th – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
Thursday, June 15th – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Friday, June 16th – Greensboro, NC @ Blind Tiger
Saturday, June 17th – Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
Sunday, June 18th – Freehold, NJ @ GameChanger World
Tuesday, June 20th – New York, NY @ Webster Hall (Marlin Room)
Wednesday, June 21st – Allentown, PA @ GameChanger World – Allentown
Thursday, June 22nd – Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground
Friday, June 23rd – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Saturday, June 24th – Webster, NY @ Harmony House
Sunday, June 25th – Buffalo, NY @ The Waiting Room
Tuesday, June 27th – Detroit, MI @ The Magic Stick
Wednesday, June 28th – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
Thursday, June 29th – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
Friday, June 30th – Columbus, OH @ Park Street Saloon

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