Alien Weaponry North American Headlining Tour Announced

Alien Weaponry announce the dates for their first-ever North American headlining tour. That run will also find them performing at a number of festivals and will hit the below cities:

05/03-04 Mexico City, MEX – Domination Festival
05/06 Dallas, TX – Cambridge Room at House of Blues
05/07 Houston, TX – Bronze Peacock – House of Blues
05/08 Austin, TX – 3TEN ACL Live
05/11 Rockingham, NC – Epicenter
05/12 Washington, DC – DC9
05/13 Boston, MA – Middle East
05/15 New York, NY – Saint Vitus
05/16 Montreal, QC – L’Esco
05/17 Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground
05/19 Chicago, IL – Chicago Open Air
05/22 Minneapolis, MN – 7th St Entry
05/24-26 Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma
05/26 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
05/28 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
05/29 Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy

The band played their first North American tour late last year opening for Ministry and Carpenter Brut. Their debut album “Tu” is in stores now.

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Aborted Dates For North American Tour w/ Cryptopsy, Benighted & Hideous Divinity Announced

Aborted announce the dates and venues of their forthcoming North American tour with Cryptopsy, Benighted and Hideous Divinity. The run has been dubbed the ‘Hell Over North American Blastbeat Party‘. Below’s where that trek will hit:

03/21 Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary
03/22 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
03/23 Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
03/24 Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
03/27 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
03/28 Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House
03/30 Los Angeles, CA – 1720
03/31 San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick
04/01 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
04/02 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill
04/03 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live!
04/04 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill

No Benighted:

04/08 Atlanta, GA – 529
04/09 Margate, FL – O’Malley’s
04/10 Orlando, FL – The Haven
04/13 Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
04/14 Providence, RI – Alchemy
04/15 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
04/16 Quebec City, QC – Salle Multi
04/17 Montreal, QC – L’Astral
04/18 Rouyn-Noranda, QC – Scène Évolu-Son
04/19 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
04/20 Indianapolis, IN – The Citadel

Further dates for the tour are still to be announced.

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Enterprise Earth & Aethere North American Tour Announced

Enterprise Earth announce a North American headlining tour for March that will find them joined by Aethere. The band‘s new album “Luciferous” is scheduled for an April 05th release date via eOne Music/Good Fight Music. Dates for that their run are as follows:

03/12 Victoria, BC – Lucky Bar
03/13 Vancouver, BC – The Astoria
03/14 Kelowna, BC – Fernando’s Pub
03/15 Calgary, AB – Vern’s Pub
03/16 Saskatoon, SK – Black Cat Tavern
03/17 Winnipeg, MB – The Handsome Daughter
03/18 Regina, SK – Cloud 9
03/21 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
03/22 Colorado Spring, CO – Black Sheep
03/23 Omaha, NE – Lookout Lounge
03/24 Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
03/26 Toronto, ON – Hard Luck
03/27 Quebec City, QC – L’Anti
03/28 Montreal, QC – Piranha Bar

The tour will lead Enterprise Earth into their co-headlining U.S. tour with Lorna Shore:

03/29 Providence, RI – Fete Music hall
03/30 Brooklyn, NY – The Kingsland
03/31 Hartford, CT – The Webster Underground
04/01 Washington, DC – The Pinch
04/02 Morgantown, WV – 123 Pleasant St.
04/03 Nashville, TN – The End
04/04 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
04/05 Orlando, FL – Soundbar
04/06 Margate, FL – O’Malley’s
04/07 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
04/09 New Orleans, LA – Howlin’ Wolf
04/10 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
04/11 Corpus Christi, TX – House of Rock
04/12 Dallas, TX – 2513 Deep Ellum
04/13 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
04/14 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street
04/16 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
04/17 Los Angeles, CA – Catch One
04/18 Petaluma, CA – Phoenix Theater
04/19 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
04/20 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
04/22 Portland, OR – Paris Theater
04/23 Seattle, WA – Fun House / El Corazon
04/24 Spokane, WA – The Pin
04/26 Salt Lake City, UT – The Loading Dock
04/27 Denver, CO – The Roxy Theatre
04/28 Merriam, KS – Aftershock
04/29 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
04/30 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Rock Club
05/01 Cincinnati, OH – Northside Yacht Club
05/02 Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary
05/03 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
05/04 Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge

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Children Of Bodom, Swallow The Sun, Wolfheart, Etc. Announce North American Tour

Children Of Bodom announce the dates for a headlining North American tour that will find them supported by Swallow The Sun and Wolfheart. Summoner’s Circle, Hollow Cry and Fragmentum will join them as opening act on select stops. Children Of Bodom will out on the road to support their new release “Hexed“, which will be out March 08th.

See for all dates below:

w/ Summoner’s Circle:

03/13 Quebec City, QC – Imperial
03/14 Montreal, QC – Corona Theater
03/15 Ottawa, ON – Bronson Centre
03/16 Toronto, ON – The Phoenix Concert Theater

w/ Hollow Cry:

03/18 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews
03/19 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
03/20 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater
03/22 Denver, CO – The Summit
03/23 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
03/25 Calgary, AB – The Palace Theatre
03/26 Edmonton, AB – Union
03/27 Vancouver, BC – The Vogue Theater
03/29 Seattle, WA – El Corazon

w/ Fragmentum:

03/30 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
04/01 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
04/03 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
04/03 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
04/05 San Antonio, TX – Alamo Music Hall
04/06 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
04/07 Dallas, TX – Canton Hall

w/ Summoner’s Circle:

04/09 Tampa, FL – The Ritz
04/11 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
04/12 Charlotte, NC – The Underground
04/13 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
04/14 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr Smalls Theatre
04/16 Syracuse, NY – Westcott Theater
04/17 Boston, MA – The Royale
04/18 Reading, PA – Reverb
04/19 New York, NY – Irving Plaza

Speaking of the coming tour, Children Of Bodom frontman/guitarist Alexi Laiho offered:

“Hello North America! Just wanna say and empathize the word “finally” … fuckin’ finally we’ll be back on the road – like old school style and over the pond too!! We’ll be in your town just as you’re getting your hands on the new record. Even if you do not have it, don’t worry cause we’re gonna rotate the setlist to include old tracks that will blow your mind back to hell so it’s gonna be a good fuckin’ party ladies and gentlemen. Hoping to see you there!!”

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Ghost Posts New Webisode “The Visit” Online

Today, multi-Grammy-nominated Swedish rock band Ghost releases “Chapter 6: The Visit,” the latest video in the band’s narrative webisode series. In “Chapter 5: The Call,” Sister Imperator, who was recuperating from a horrible car crash, discussed the merits and failings of “The Omen” feature film franchise while on the phone with Papa Nihil. In “Chapter 6: The Visit,” the story continues. Check it out below.

Twenty-nineteen is already looking to be a stellar year for Ghost. Following the band’s critically-acclaimed Fall 2018 North American tour where the itinerary included the band’s first headline – and sold out – arena shows – the Los Angeles Forum and Montreal’s Place Bell – Ghost will take its “A Pale Tour Named Death” to Europe, launching on February 3 in Lyon, France. Frontman Cardinal Copia will take a short break for a quick trip to Los Angeles where he will attend The Grammys on February 10 as the band is nominated in two categories: Best Rock Album for Prequelle and Best Rock Song for “Rats,” the song that held the 2018 record for most weeks at #1 at Rock Radio, a total of eight. In 2016, Ghost took home its first Grammy for its song “Circe” as “Best Metal Performance.” This summer, Ghost will be Special Guest on all four legs of Metallica’s “Worldwired” European Stadium tour that starts May 1 in Lisbon, Portugal.

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Dream Theater Premiere New Track “Fall Into The Light”

A second single called “Fall Into The Light” from Dream Theater‘s new album “Distance Over Time“ has received its online premiere . The new outing will hit stores on February 22nd.

Following the record’s release, Dream Theater will be out touring North America in the spring for this 20th anniversary tour for their 1999 album “Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory“:

03/20 San Diego, CA – Balboa Theatre
03/21 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
03/22 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
03/24 San Francisco, CA – The Masonic
03/26 Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
03/28 St. Paul, MN – The Ordway
03/29 Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre
03/31 Milwaukee, WI – Miller Theater
04/02 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
04/04 Toronto, ON – Sony Centre
04/05 Montreal, QC – Place Des Arts
04/06 Quebec City, QC – Theatre Capitole-Carabet Du
04/08 Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
04/09 Oakdale, CT – Toyota Presents Oakdale
04/10 Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Center For The Arts
04/12 New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
04/13 Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theater
04/15 Washington, DC – Warner Theatre
04/17 Nashville, TN – TPAC
04/22 Charlotte, NC – Ovens Auditorium
04/23 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
04/26 St. Petersburg, FL – Mahaffey Theater
04/27 Jacksonville, FL – Moran Theater
04/29 Dallas, TX – The Bomb Factory
04/30 Houston, TX – Revention Music Center
05/01 Austin, TX – Bass Concert Hall
05/04 Mexico City, MEX – Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez

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Born Of Osiris Premiere New Track “Analogs In A Cell”

Below you can take in a brand new track called “Analogs In A Cell” from Born Of Osiris‘ fifth studio album “The Simulation”, which will be released January 11th.

Says guitarist Lee McKinney of it:

“This specific song is such a fun little journey to look back on for me. I started writing it back in 2016 or 2017. It was one of the first songs I wrote for the new album after moving to Dallas [and] the song has seen a couple different forms over the past couple years. Regardless, I was sleeping in the studio we rented to track this album.

The guys would come in the morning and leave in the late afternoon, but I’d still be there the rest of the time. I used late nights as the time to track all of the instruments for it after we had drums. ‘Analogs In A Cell‘ became my fun little late night project. The best part about forgetting the guitar parts from the demo was rewriting them and making them better.

The demo guitars were very similar, but I tweaked all of the leads and made them more interesting. The entire ending was chugging. I was getting bored with it and I knew I could do better. I started replacing the chugs with notes, then bringing them up an octave, and eventually I ended up writing entirely new guitars for the end.

Then I matched the bass with the guitar. I absolutely love how that song ends now. The fact that it was all made brand new in the studio gave it a longer shelf life for me. Usually when we’re done tracking, I’m also done hearing the songs. I don’t want to listen to them. This song is different. I’m still enjoying hearing all the changes that were made and I can’t wait to see what everyone else thinks.

I think a cool element of this record is how different each song is. They are all very much Born Of Osiris, but they all have different vibes and bring different things to the table. ‘Analogs In A Cell‘ has a very live feel. I can’t wait to perform it. All the guitar parts are really shreddy but also fun to play. The guys wrote some amazing lyrics and vocals to the song. Beginning to end, this is one of my favorites on ‘The Simulation‘.”

You can find Born Of Osiris out touring in support of the effort on this North American tour with Chelsea Grin and Make Them Suffer:

02/07 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
02/08 Kansas City, MO – Aftershock
02/09 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
02/10 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
02/12 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
02/13 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
02/15 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
02/16 Los Angeles, CA – Regent Theater
02/17 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red East
02/19 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
02/21 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
02/22 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
02/23 San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall
02/24 Houston, TX – Warehouse
02/26 Tampa, FL – Orpheum
02/27 Ft Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
03/01 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
03/02 Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
03/03 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Sound Stage
03/05 Philadelphia, PA – TLA
03/06 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
03/07 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
03/08 Syracuse, NY – Westcott Theatre
03/09 Montreal, QC – Fairmount
03/10 Toronto, ON – Velvet
03/12 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theatre
03/13 Cleveland, OH – Beachland
03/14 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
03/15 Cincinnati, OH – Thompson House
03/16 St Louis, MO – Ready Room
03/17 Chicago, IL – House of Blues

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Thrice Premiere New Music Video For “Hold Up A Light”

Thrice premiere a new music video for “Hold Up A Light” which was helmed by Dan Monick. The track is the latest single to arrive from the band’s latest effort “Palms”.

Says vocalist/guitarist Dustin Kensrue of it:

“In this age of upheaval and division, my hope is that the youth will manifest the courage and love necessary to hold up a light and illuminate a new path forward, to embody a better story than the one that perpetuates fear and violence.”

The band will be out touring later this month as direct support on Bring Me The Horizon‘s North American tour. Fever 333 will join them as their opening band. Dates for that trek are available below:

01/23 Nashville, TN – Municipal Auditorium
01/25 Orlando, FL – CFE Arena
01/26 Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy
01/28 Fairfax, VA – Eaglebank Arena
01/29 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
01/30 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
01/31 Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall (no Bring Me The Horizon/Fever 333)
02/01 Boston, MA – Tsongas Center
02/02 Montreal, QC – Place Bell
02/04 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
02/05 Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
02/06 Minneapolis, MN – Armory
02/08 Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
02/09 Houston, TX – Revention Music Center
02/11 Denver, CO – The Fillmore
02/13 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
02/15 Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
02/16 Las Vegas, NV – The Joint

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Born Of Osiris Share Teaser Of New Track “Analogs In A Cell”

With the January 11th release of Born Of Osiris‘ new full-length “The Simulation” less than a week away, the group share another teaser of a new song from it. See below for a preview of “Analogs In A Cell” from that outing.

You are listening to Analogs In A Cell. This is one of my favorites off of the album. THE SIMULATION is out in ONE WEEK! You can snag pre orders and merch/album bundles at https://t.co/bdyz0fgY37. ?????? #BornofOsiris #TheSimulation #EntertheSimulation #AnalogsInACell RT pic.twitter.com/BWMgjgUZUf

— Born of Osiris (@BOOOfficial) January 4, 2019

As previously reported, Born Of Osiris will be out touring in February with Chelsea Grin, Make Them Suffer and more on this North American run:

02/07 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
02/08 Kansas City, MO – Aftershock
02/09 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
02/10 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
02/12 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
02/13 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
02/15 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
02/16 Los Angeles, CA – Regent Theater
02/17 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red East
02/19 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
02/21 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
02/22 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
02/23 San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall
02/24 Houston, TX – Warehouse
02/26 Tampa, FL – Orpheum
02/27 Ft Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
03/01 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
03/02 Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
03/03 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Sound Stage
03/05 Philadelphia, PA – TLA
03/06 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
03/07 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
03/08 Syracuse, NY – Westcott Theatre
03/09 Montreal, QC – Fairmount
03/10 Toronto, ON – Velvet
03/12 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theatre
03/13 Cleveland, OH – Beachland
03/14 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
03/15 Cincinnati, OH – Thompson House
03/16 St Louis, MO – Ready Room
03/17 Chicago, IL – House of Blues

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Ensiferum to kick off North American headlining tour this weekend

– January 4th, 2019 –

Launches beer tasting video

After four years of absence in the States, Ensiferum will finally be returning to North America for a headlining tour, which kicks off this weekend (Jan. 5). Featuring Septicflesh as direct support, plus Arsis, this is one show not to be missed!

Following the trek, Ensiferum will also make an appearance at the “70,000 Tons Of Metal” 2019 cruise, before heading to Mexico. See below for all dates!

Ensiferum tour dates
w/ Septicflesh, Arsis

Jan. 5 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
Jan. 6 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Jan. 7 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
Jan. 8 – Quebec City, QC – Imperial Bell
Jan. 9 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
Jan. 10 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
Jan. 11 – Detroit, MI – Harpo’s
Jan. 12 – Joliet, IL – The Forge
Jan. 13 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater
Jan. 14 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
Jan. 15 – Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
Jan. 17 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Jan. 18 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
Jan. 19 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
Jan. 20 – Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House
Jan. 21 – Los Angeles, CA – The Regent
Jan. 22 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red
Jan. 23 – El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill
Jan. 24 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
Jan. 25 – Austin, TX – Come and Take it Live!
Jan. 26 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
Jan. 27 – New Orleans, LA – Parish at House Of Blues
Jan. 28 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Hell)
Jan. 29 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum

Ensiferum tour dates:
Jan. 31-Feb. 4 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – “70,000 Tons of Metal” cruise
Feb. 6 – Guadalajara, Mexico – 3 Stage
Feb. 7 – Monterrey, Mexico – Cafe Iguana
Feb. 8 – Mexico City, Mexico – Circo volador

In anticipation of their return to North America, Ensiferum has launched a new beer tasting video (filmed at the 2018 Metal Days festival). To watch the clip, please visit: youtube.com/watch?v=SraxfJR4McQ

A new Ensiferum live clip, recorded in Pratteln, Switzerland on May 12, 2018, can also be viewed at: youtube.com/watch?v=r98dPpp1Tkg

You can’t talk about the true greats of folk-inspired melodic death metal without reverent mention of Ensiferum, and with their latest album, Two Paths, they once more affirm their place in the pantheons of the genre. Further building upon the thrilling metallic hybrid honed across six full-lengths, Two Paths is simultaneously the Finnish quintet’s most epic and far-reaching collection and their most organic, which definitely sets it apart from the pack. Additionally, the album literally takes the concept of Two Paths to heart, with two different versions of standout tracks “Don’t You Say” and “God Is Dead”. “Even though Ensiferum has always had clean vocals and choirs, harsh vocals have been the main style, and those songs worked so well with both styles that we decided to include both versions,” explains bassist/vocalist Sami Hinkka. With Mikko P. Mustonen again handling orchestral arrangements and Lassi Logren returning to play nyckelharpa and violin on a few songs, Hinkka is also more than happy that they brought “more bombastic orchestral and down to earth folk aspects” to the record, further fleshing out their vision. This also applies to the contribution of Gyula Havancsak, who provided the artwork for both Two Paths and its predecessor, One Man Army. “It was really nice to work with him again because he always wants to hear our ideas and then he adds his own magic and improvements to them, and the result is always astonishing.”

To preview and purchase Two Paths, please visit: metalblade.com/ensiferum

Ensiferum line-up:
Petri Lindroos – Vocals/Guitar
Markus Toivonen – Guitar/Vocals
Sami Hinkka – Bass/Vocals
Janne Parviainen – Drums

Ensiferum online:
http://www.facebook.com/Ensiferum
http://www.ensiferum.com
http://www.metalblade.com/ensiferum

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