Rivers Of Nihil Gears Up For Devastation Of The Nation 2017 Tour Dates

Pennsylvania progressive death metal unit Rivers Of Nihil will begin the Devastation On The Nation tour this Friday.

The trek will commence on May 19th in Manchester, New Hampshire and ravage its way through twenty-three cities, coming to close on June 11th in Montreal, Quebec. The mega tour features headliners Cryptopsy and Decrepit Birth with additional support provided by The Zenith Passage, The Kennedy Veil, Visceral Disgorge, Seeker, and Gloom.

w/ Cryptopsy, Decrepit Birth, The Zenith Passage (5/19 – 6/4), The Kennedy Veil (5/19 – 5/29), Visceral Disgorge (5/30 – 6/11), Seeker (5/30 – 6/11), Gloom

5/19/2017 Bungalow – Manchester, NH
5/20/2017 Webster Underground – Hartford, CT
5/21/2017 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
5/22/2017 Trickshots – Clifton Park, NY
5/23/2017 Hard Luck – Toronto, ON
5/24/2017 Reverb – Reading, PA
5/26/2017 New Brookland Tavern – West Columbia, SC
5/27/2017 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
5/28/2017 The Rail Club – Fort Worth, TX
5/29/2017 The Cold Brew – Laredo, TX
5/30/2017 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
5/31/2017 Grizzly Hall – Austin, TX

6/01/2017 Rockhouse Bar – El Paso, TX
6/02/2017 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
6/03/2017 Gideon’s Hall – Upland, CA
6/04/2017 The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
6/05/2017 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
6/06/2017 Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
6/07/2017 The Roxy Theatre – Denver, CO
6/08/2017 The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
6/09/2017 The Wire – Barwyn, IL
6/10/2017 Oddbody’s – Dayton, OH
6/11/2017 Foufounes Électrique – Montreal, QC

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Byzantine launches concussion-inducing video for new single, “New Ways to Bear Witness”

– May 17th, 2017 –

Featuring Skeletonwitch’s Dustin Boltjes

New album, ‘The Cicada Tree’, now available for pre-order

On July 28th, Byzantine will release their new album, The Cicada Tree, via Metal Blade Records. Heralded as the most underrated band from the New Wave of American Heavy Metal Movement, Byzantine has slowly gained a cult-like following after releasing 5 genre-bending albums. 16 years underground, it’s finally time for the world to hear Byzantine! For a first preview of The Cicada Tree, a new video for the single “New Ways to Bear Witness” (featuring a cameo by Skeletonwitch‘s Dustin Boltjes, as well as ex-Byzantine drummer Matt Wolfe) has been launched online. Directed/edited by Holly Siders, the filming of “New Ways to Bear Witness” resulted in Chris “OJ” Ojeda (vocals, rhythm guitar) suffering a concussion. OJ comments about the experience:

“So, we came up with an idea of having our old drummer do a cameo appearance in the music video. Matt Wolfe left the band right before we signed with Metal Blade and had occupied the drum seat for the last 12 years. We felt it was a perfect opportunity to let fans know that we still love Matt and he’s still welcome and important to our band. What’s the best way to have an ousted band member make a cameo? To hit me with a vehicle, of course!
We set up the scene and did about 5 or 6 takes of Wolfe hitting me with the vehicle and me rolling off the vehicle. I didn’t know until we wrapped shooting the next day that something was wrong and had a very hard time driving home. I contacted an ER doctor friend of mine who told me I needed to come see him ASAP. After a CT Scan and an EKG, he let me know I had a standard sports type concussion from repeatedly hitting my head during the video shoot. I got 3 days off work and a cool story out of it! Rock!”

To watch “New Ways to Bear Witness”, please visit: metalblade.com/byzantine – where the record can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:

–CD
–180g black 2LP + etching (limited to 150 copies – USA exclusive)
–peach orange marbled 2LP + etching (limited to 350 copies – USA exclusive)
–clear pastel rose 2LP + etching (limited to 100 copies – EU exclusive)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

In conjunction with PledgeMusic, The Cicada Tree can also be pre-ordered at: pledgemusic.com/projects/byzantine2017 – where you can reserve your copy of the album, signed material from the band, apparel, and more.

To state that The Cicada Tree is “classic Byzantine” in no way implies that this is an album solely rooted in the band’s past. Certainly, all of the hallmarks that have made their sound so compelling for close to two decades are present and correct: muscular yet lithe riffs and fluid leads play against gripping, dynamic and at times unpredictable rhythms, while rich melodies and lyrics that are both involved and intelligent wind their way through every track. But, once more, the groove metal unit has continued their steady evolution – the interplay between their members organic and natural, imbuing the record’s sixty-two-minute running time with a freshness and urgency. Founding member Chris “OJ” Ojeda states, “The first few albums, you’re trying to find your sound, and sometimes you tend to not see the forest for the trees. Now, on album number six, it seems a calmness took hold during the songwriting process, possibly from just having more confidence in our sound. At this point, our fans expect us to experiment and push our boundaries, which is an extremely liberating feeling.”

The Cicada Tree track-listing
1. New Ways to Bear Witness
2. Vile Maxim
3. Map of the Creator
4. Dead as Autumn Leaves
5. Trapjaw
6. The Subjugated
7. Incremental
8. The Cicada Tree
9. Verses of Violence
10. Moving in Stereo (The Cars cover)
11. Servitude (Fishbone cover)

Byzantine tour dates (headlining shows)
July 29 – Charleston, WV – The V Club
Aug. 4 – Akron, OH – Musica
Aug. 5 – Pittsburgh, PA – Cattivo
Aug. 19 – Johnson City, TN – Capone’s
Sept. 1 – Baltimore, MD – Sidebar
Sept. 2 – Richmond, VA – The Canal Club

Byzantine tour dates
w/ Sacred Reich

Sept. 14 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory w/ Hirax, Yidhra
Sept. 15 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy Theatre w/ Hirax, Yidhra
Sept. 16 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s w/ Yidhra
Sept. 18 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
Sept. 20 – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
Sept. 21 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
Sept. 22 – Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes Electriques
Sept. 23 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
Sept. 24 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theater
Sept. 25 – Philadelphia, PA – Voltage
Sept. 27 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Sept. 28 – New Orleans, LA – Southport Hall
Sept. 29 – Dallas, TX – Trees
Sept. 30 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar w/ Slim
Oct. 1 – San Antonio, TX – Rock Box

Byzantine online:
http://www.byzantinemetal.com
http://www.facebook.com/ByzantineWV
http://www.youtube.com/ByzantineTV
http://www.instagram.com/officialbyzantine
http://twitter.com/byzantinewv

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Metallica Posts Stephen Colbert Performance Video

Last night Metallica performed on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on CBS for the first time.

Catch the band performing “Now That We’re Dead” from latest album “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct” in the player below.

You can also still hit these remaining “Hardwired” Metallica 2017 tour dates:

May 17 – Uniondale, NY – New Coliseum^
May 19 – Boston, MA – Gillette Stadium ^#
May 21 – Columbus, OH – Rock On The Range Festival
June 4 – St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium^#
June 7 – Denver, CO – Sports Authority Field*^
June 9 – Dayton, IA – Iowa Speedway
June 11 – Houston, TX – NRG Stadium*^
June 14 – San Antonio, TX – Alamodome*#
June 16 – Dallas, TX – AT&T Stadium*#
June 18 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field*#

July 5 – Orlando, FL – Camping World Stadium*^
July 7 – Miami, FL – Hard Rock Stadium*^
July 9 – Atlanta, GA – Suntrust Park*^
July 12 – Detroit, MI – Comercia Park*^
July 14 – Quebec City, QC- Festival D’Ete
July 16 – Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre*^
July 19 – Montreal, QB – Parc Jean-Drapeau*^
July 29 – Los Angeles, CA – Rose Bowl*+
August 4 – Phoenix, AZ – University of Phoenix Stadium*+
August 6 – San Diego, CA – Petco Park*+
August 9 – Seattle, WA – Centurylink Field*+
August 11-13 – San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands
August 14 – Vancouver, BC – BC Place*+
August 16 – Edmonton, AB – Commonwealth Stadium*+

*With Avenged Sevenfold
^With Volbeat
+With Gojira
#With Local H

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Metallica Posts Stephen Colbert Performance Video

Last night Metallica performed on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on CBS for the first time.

Catch the band performing “Now That We’re Dead” from latest album “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct” in the player below.

You can also still hit these remaining “Hardwired” Metallica 2017 tour dates:

May 17 – Uniondale, NY – New Coliseum^
May 19 – Boston, MA – Gillette Stadium ^#
May 21 – Columbus, OH – Rock On The Range Festival
June 4 – St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium^#
June 7 – Denver, CO – Sports Authority Field*^
June 9 – Dayton, IA – Iowa Speedway
June 11 – Houston, TX – NRG Stadium*^
June 14 – San Antonio, TX – Alamodome*#
June 16 – Dallas, TX – AT&T Stadium*#
June 18 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field*#

July 5 – Orlando, FL – Camping World Stadium*^
July 7 – Miami, FL – Hard Rock Stadium*^
July 9 – Atlanta, GA – Suntrust Park*^
July 12 – Detroit, MI – Comercia Park*^
July 14 – Quebec City, QC- Festival D’Ete
July 16 – Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre*^
July 19 – Montreal, QB – Parc Jean-Drapeau*^
July 29 – Los Angeles, CA – Rose Bowl*+
August 4 – Phoenix, AZ – University of Phoenix Stadium*+
August 6 – San Diego, CA – Petco Park*+
August 9 – Seattle, WA – Centurylink Field*+
August 11-13 – San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands
August 14 – Vancouver, BC – BC Place*+
August 16 – Edmonton, AB – Commonwealth Stadium*+

*With Avenged Sevenfold
^With Volbeat
+With Gojira
#With Local H

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Lacuna Coil Releases “You Love Me ‘Cause I Hate You” Music Video

After re-singing with Century Media earlier this month, Lacuna Coil today releases a new official music video for “You Love Me ‘Cause I Hate You.”

This conceptual video finishes the story previously started in “Blood, Tears, Dust.”

Both songs are taken from Lacuna Coil’s latest album “Delirium,” which encompasses the strength and heavy approach of thrash metal from the 90’s twisted with goth elements into a modern style.

The band hasn’t finished an extensive touring cycle on the album, so be sure to catch Lacuna Coil live at one of the following shows and festivals:

19.05.17 (CH) Solothurn – Kulturfabrik Kofmel
20.05.17 (CH) Monthey – Irreversible Festival
22.05.17 (IS) Tel Aviv – Hateatron Club
24.05.17 (FI) Tampere – Yo Talo
26.05.17 (RUS) St. Petersburg – Aurora Club
27.05.17 (RUS) Moscow – Volta Club
01.07.17 (IT) Cagliari – Arena Sant’Elia (+ CJ Ramone)
05.-08.07.17 (DE) Ballenstedt – Rock Harz Festival
08.07.17 (IT) Sabbioneta (MN) – Sabbio Summer Fest
13.-16.07.17 (CZ) Vizovice – Masters OF Rock
22.07.17 (DE) Esslingen – Riverside Festival
28.07.17 (RO) Sibiu – Art Mania Festival
01.08.17 (IT) Treviso – Suoni di Marca Festival
02.08.17 (IT) Filago – Filagosto Festival
03.-05.08.17 (DE) Wacken – Wacken Open Air
06.08.17 (IT) Manduria (TA) – South’s Cheyenne International Bike Show & Rock Metal Festival

Lacuna Coil will join Dutch symphonic metal giants Epica on the North American leg of the band’s “Ultimate Principal” tour with Insomnium:

31.08.17 (USA) Boston, MA – Royale
01.09.17 (CAN) Montreal, QC – Metropolis
02.09.17 (CAN) Quebec City, QC – Imperial Theater
03.09.17 (CAN) Toronto, ON – Opera House
05.09.17 (USA) Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
06.09.17 (USA) Joliet, IL – The Forge
08.09.17 (USA) Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
09.09.17 (USA) The Complex Salt Lake City, UT
11.09.17 (USA) Seattle, WA – The Showbox
12.09.17 (USA) Portland, OR – The Hawthorne Theater
14.09.17 (USA) Berkeley, CA – The UC Theater
15.09.17 (USA) Los Angeles, CA – The Novo
16.09.17 (USA) Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
17.09.17 (USA) Phoenix, AZ Marquee Theatre
19.09.17 (USA) San Antonio, TX – Alamo Music Hall
20.09.17 (USA) Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live!
21.09.17 (USA) Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
23.09.17 (USA) Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
24.09.17 (USA) Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live
25.09.17 (USA) Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
27.09.17 (USA) Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head Live!
28.09.17 (USA) Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero Theatre
29.09.17 (USA) New York, NY – Playstation Theater

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Metallica Kicking Off North American Tour Dates

Metallica will kick off the WorldWired 2017 North American tour in support of latest album “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct” tonight in Baltimore, MD at M&T Bank Stadium.

The tour will crisscross its way across North America into the summer, marking the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy Award winning band’s first proper North American tour since 2009. Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat will be the main support acts for the tour run. See below for a list of all confirmed dates and visit this location for complete ticket info.

“Hardwired…To Self Destruct” was released on November 18th via Metallica’s own Blackened Recordings record label and debuted at No. 1 around the world, selling over 800,000 copies worldwide in its first week. The album was produced by Greg Fidelman with James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich.

May 10 – Baltimore, MD – M&T Bank Stadium*^
May 12 – Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field*^
May 14 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium*^
May 17 – Uniondale, NY – New Coliseum^
May 19 – Boston, MA – Gillette Stadium ^#
May 21 – Columbus, OH – Rock On The Range Festival
June 4 – St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium^#
June 7 – Denver, CO – Sports Authority Field*^
June 9 – Dayton, IA – Iowa Speedway
June 11 – Houston, TX – NRG Stadium*^
June 14 – San Antonio, TX – Alamodome*#
June 16 – Dallas, TX – AT&T Stadium*#
June 18 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field*#
July 5 – Orlando, FL – Camping World Stadium*^
July 7 – Miami, FL – Hard Rock Stadium*^
July 9 – Atlanta, GA – Suntrust Park*^
July 12 – Detroit, MI – Comercia Park*^
July 14 – Quebec City, QC- Festival D’Ete
July 16 – Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre*^
July 19 – Montreal, QB – Parc Jean-Drapeau*^
July 29 – Los Angeles, CA – Rose Bowl*+
August 4 – Phoenix, AZ – University of Phoenix Stadium*+
August 6 – San Diego, CA – Petco Park*+
August 9 – Seattle, WA – Centurylink Field*+
August 11-13 – San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands
August 14 – Vancouver, BC – BC Place*+
August 16 – Edmonton, AB – Commonwealth Stadium*+

*With Avenged Sevenfold
^With Volbeat
+With Gojira
#With Local H

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Xandria Kicking Off Tour Dates With Once Human, Kobra And The Lotus

Napalm Records label-mates Xandria and Kobra and the Lotus are set to kick off their North American tour tonight in New York, NY at Webster Hall’s Marlin Room. Both bands have been chomping at the bit to return to the states and the time is finally here.

Xandria is touring in support of latest release and seventh studio album overall “Theater of Dimensions” (check out our review here). The album is a hyper-emotional affair that digs deep, lyrically speaking, while remaining an incredibly metallic effort.

Kobra and the Lotus is set to release new album and Napalm Records debut “Prevail I” this Friday, full of blistering guitars, pounding rhythms, and haunting vocal melodies that take the listener on a sonic journey.

Kobra Paige comments: “It’s been a long time coming for Kobra and the Lotus to release new music and what could be better than to do it on this power packed tour coming up. We are super pumped to be hitting the road with the mighty Xandria and Once Human! It’s sure to be a show that has something for everyone and charges people up from start to finish. Prevail I releases Friday but we will be kicking off the tour with the same blast of new tunes right off the bat…can’t wait to bang some hair and melt some ears!!! See ya soon.”

Kobra and the Lotus w/ Xandria and Once Human:
5/9: New York, NY @ Webster Hall
5/11: Quebec City, QC @ La Source de la Martiniere
5/12: Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Electriques
5/13: Toronto, ON @ Garrison
5/14: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
5/16: Joliet, IL @ The Forge Club
5/18: Denver, CO @ Moon Room
5/19: Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
5/20: Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Bar
5/22: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
5/24: San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
5/26: Las Vegas, NV @ Adrenaline Sports Lounge
5/27: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
5/29: Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater
5/30: Mesa, AZ @ Club Red-Mesa

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Perturbator Announces Fall North American Tour Dates

Perturbator, the French ‘80s-infused electro / darkwave outfit, returns for a month of dates this fall launching the on September 5th in Denver.

“Synthwave, darksynth, neon metal – no matter what you call it, this retroactive branch of electronic music kicks serious ass, and nobody synthesizes like James Kent,” said Noisey in a 2016 feature that arrived upon the release of Kent’s (aka Perturbator) most recent full-length, “The Uncanny Valley” (read our 5/5 star review here).

September 5 Denver, CO Moon Room
September 6 Salt Lake City, UT Metro Music Hall
September 7 Boise, ID Neurolux
September 8 Seattle, WA El Corazon
September 9 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw
September 10 Portland, OR Bossanova
September 13 San Francisco, CA DNA
September 14 Los Angeles, CA TBA
September 15 San Diego, CA Brick by Brick
September 16 Mesa, AZ Club Red
September 19 Dallas, TX Trees
September 20 Austin, TX Come and Take It Live
September 21 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall
September 22 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
September 23 Atlanta, GA Terminal West
September 24 Tampa, FL The Orpheum
September 26 Nashville, TN Exit/In
September 28 New York, NY Le Poisson Rouge
September 29 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
September 30 Montreal, QC S.A.T

October 1 Toronto, ON Velvet Underground
October 3 Pittsburgh, PA Spirit Hall
October 5 Detroit, MI El Club
October 6 Chicago, IL Reggies

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Shining’s Niklas Kvarforth Covered In “Cold Void” Documentary

Niklas Kvarforth, founder of the controversial Swedish metal band Shining, is featured as the focal point of a new documentary produced by Art House Films.

Titled “Cold Void,” the documentary is a personal portrait of Kvarforth, the man behind headlines that have included suicide and self-destruction, addiction, bipolar disorder, passion and schizophrenia. The documentary was filmed by Art House producer Claudio Marino and his film production company Artax Film.

“Cold Void” is set for release in the fall and will also be available worldwide in DVD format directly from Artax Film and Shining, as well as via VOD.

Marino comments: “I’ve known about Niklas and his music for a long time. His story interested me and I wanted to know more about him as a person. I did some research and we got in contact. I showed him my documentary trilogy ‘Blood and Spirit’ and he was interested in working with me. We got along from the start and he proved to be very cooperative. He was brutally honest, and never left any of my questions unanswered.”

You can catch Shining and Revenge on tour:

May 05 Baltimore, MD @ Sparta Inn
May 06 Trenton, NJ @ Championship Bar
May 07 Quebec City, QC @ L’Anti Bar
May 08 Montreal, QC @ Theatre Fairmount
May 09 Toronto, ON @ Garrison
May 10 Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
May 11 Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s
May 12 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
May 14 Boise, ID @ The Shredder
May 15 Vancouver, BC @ Red Room
May 16 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
May 17 Portland, OR @ Tonic Lounge
May 18 Oakland, CA @ Metro Opera House
May 19 Las Vegas, NV @ Adrenaline
May 20 Los Angeles, CA @ Complex
May 21 Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto
May 23 Austin, TX @ Grizzly Hall
May 24 Fort Worth, TX @ Rail Club

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Satanarchist Releasing New Album “First Against The Wall”

Boiling forth from the inner depths of the Portland punk/metal scene, a manic duo formed by two former members of Spectral Tombs – titled Satanarchist – arises with new album “First Against The Wall,” set for independent release as the group sets out on a cross-Canada tour.

Recorded and mixed by Fester at Haywire Studios (Usnea, Rabbits, Stoneburner) and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Obituary, Integrity, Nails), “First Against The Wall” is completed with artwork and design by FTG Illustrations based on a concept by Satanarchist.

Satanarchist will independently release the album digitally and on CD formats this coming June 2nd. Check out an advance track below, and pre-orders are available here.

1. Paradox
2. Boil Alive
3. Tempest Of Sorrow
4. Be At Peace
5. Feast
6. Unknown
7. Triumph
8. Lent Is Theft
9. Suffer
10. Silver Ships Of Andilar

First Against The Wall by Satanarchist

Directly in conjunction with the release of “First Against The Wall,” the band will embark on the first of several tours supporting the album. Catch these upcoming shows:

5/26/2017 The Beer Gardens – Charlottetown, PEI w/ Spinesplitter, Busted Skulls
5/27/2017 Gus Pub – Halifax, NS w/ Spinesplitter, CrotchRot, Versifist
5/28/2017 Claudes House – Moncton, NB w/ Spinesplitter. Diner Drugs
5/29/2017 The Capital – Fredericton, NB w/ Spinesplitter, Mangler
6/01/2017 Maniac Mansion – Fredericton, NB w/ Hard Charger
6/02/2017 Scanner Bistro – Quebec City, QC w/ Hard Charger
6/03/2017 House Of Targ – Ottawa, ON w/ Hard Charger
6/0/2017 The Garnet – Peterborough, ON w/ Hard Charger
6/05/2017 Doors Pub – Hamilton, ON w/ Hard Charger, Greber, Thick Piss
6/06/2017 The Windsor Beer Exchange – Windsor, ON w/ Hard Charger
6/07/2017 The Temple – St. Catherines, ON w/ Hard Charger
6/08/2017 Coalition – Toronto, ON w/ Hard Charger, F*ckhawk, Black Tar
6/09/2017 Fattal – Montreal, QC w/ Hard Charger
6/10/2017 Rock Le Stage – Trois Rivieres, QC w/ Hard Charger

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