Lyric Video For New Song “3rd Testament” Issued By Septicflesh

Gods of orchestral extreme metal, Septicflesh, will release the unrelenting new opus “Codex Omega” on September 1st in North America via Prosthetic Records. As a follow up to the release of the first single, “Dante’s Inferno,” the band dropped the colossal new track “3rd Testament (Codex Omega).” Grab ahold of your seat and listen via the new lyric video in the player towards the bottom.

The video was created by Cloud Music Typography. Guitarist Sotiris V. comments on the track, “As the release date of our new album is getting closer, it is appropriate to introduce you to the song that revolves around the main theme, “3rd Testament (Codex Omega)”. So, behold the anti-bible. Listen to the sutras of the 3rd and final book in the divine drama series…”

“Codex Omega” will be available as a 2-CD set, on purple wax vinyl as well as a U.S. indie retail store exclusive on white wax vinyl, and on all digital outlets. Preorders are up now and available at this location.

“Codex Omega” was produced by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Dimmu Borgir) and features 10 tracks of that trademark blend of mystical atmosphere, relentless death guitar riffing and pale melodies. Lyrically and musically, “Codex Omega” is by far the most infernal release from Septicflesh to date. As a bonus, the CD and vinyl LP will come with an extra disc comprised of three orchestral tracks, once again featuring the Filmharmonic Orchestra of Prague.

The track list is:

CD 1:

1. Dante’s Inferno (see 360 degree video clip here)
2. 3rd Testament (Codex Omega)
3. Portrait of a Headless Man
4. Martyr
5. Enemy of Truth
6. Dark Art
7. Our Church, Below the Sea
8. Faceless Queen
9. The Gospels of Fear
10. Trinity

CD 2:

1. Martyr of Truth
2. Dark Testament
3. Portrait of a Headless Man (Orchestral Version)

Check out “3rd Testament” here:

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Ex-Job For A Cowboy Drummer Jon Rice Sitting In For Behemoth’s Inferno For Upcoming Summer Tour With Slayer & Lamb Of God

Drummer Inferno will be sitting out the Behemoth’s upcoming summer tour with Slayer and Lamb Of God. Ex-Job For A Cowboy drummer Jon Rice will be taking over drum duties in his place. Explains the band:

“Behemoth Legions!
We must announce that our drummer, Inferno will not be taking part in the upcoming Slayer tour with Lamb of God:

‘I am going to be a father for the second time in my life and it’s going to happen in July of 2017. I therefore must apologize to all our fans for not being able to participate in the 2017 Summer, North American tour. I believe that Jon Rice, an amazing drummer, a truly experienced musician, and a good friend of ours, will flawlessly take over my drum throne for this short period and will set the stage on fire!’ – Inferno

As much of a disappointment it is not to have our brother with us, we completely support Inferno in this amazing chapter of his life. Rest assured, we’re still bringing one HELL of a show with us and look forward to seeing our North American, Legions in full force!”

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New Album “Unsung Prophets And Dead Messiahs” Announced By Orphaned Land

Israeli Oriental metal pioneers Orphaned Land just announced that a brand new studio album will be released on January 26th, 2018 via Century Media Records.

The album, which will be titled “Unsung Prophets And Dead Messiahs,” is mostly recorded and has been sent, once again, to Jens Bogren who will take over mixing and mastering duties of what is to be destined to become the band’s best and biggest production so far.

“Unsung Prophets And Dead Messiahs” will feature a guest appearance from guitar virtuoso Steve Hackett and more special additions will be announced soon.

Singer and frontman Kobi Farhi comments: “Hails from the recording studio! We are so thrilled and impatient for you all to hear ‘Unsung Prophets And Dead Messiahs’. I wish to inform our old-school fans, growls are back, as well as killer melodies that will break your hearts! On a personal note, It’s such a great feeling after a career of 25 years to know that we are still at our bests by all means. Prepare for something strong! Count the days with us till Jan 26, 2018!”

Following the release of “Unsung Prophets And Dead Messiahs”, Orphaned Land will embark on an extensive European Tour throughout early 2018. Prior to this, the band will be seen touring North America later this year surrounding the featured set at the prestigious ProgPower USA Festival in Atlanta, Georgia.

More information on the album is expected soon.

Confirmed live dates are as follows:

9/6 Atlanta, GA – Prog Power USA
9/7 Tampa, FL – Crowbar #
9/8 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero #
9/9 Cincinnati, OH – Madfrog #
9/10 Frederick, MD – Cafe 611 ^
9/11 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre ^
9/12 Montreal, QC – Katacombes ^
9/13 Toronto, ON – Garrison ^
9/15 Chicago, IL – Wire ^
9/18 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven ^
9/20 Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House ^
9/21 Los Angeles, CA – Whisky A Go-Go ^
# with Voodoo Kungfu
^ with Pain & Voodoo Kungfu

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Rabid Bitch Of The North Releasing “Nothing But A Bitter Taste” Album

Traditional metal trio Rabid Bitch Of The North will release “Nothing But a Bitter Taste” this August 18th via Hostile Media.

“‘Nothing But a Bitter Taste’ has essentially been several years in the making. For the first time in over 10 years of performing live we had to find time to take off, go to our studio, and do this album justice,” comments band frontman Joe McDonnell. “This is a concrete slab of that classic British sounding metal. It’s something straight off a NWOBHM compilation cassette. A varied spectrum of styles and tempos, and each track has its own story. It is heavy metal with rock n roll, but it is definitely progressive sounding from the previous EP and singles we’ve released.”

The album was recorded by guitarist Gerard Mulholland. “Gerrys production has been a learn as you work approach. Using his skills built up from years of making our demos and singles,” Joe adds regarding the recording process. “What we wanted to achieve was a record that captured our unique character, as well sounding like a record that we would listen to. We wanted it to sound like the metal we like, which is anything from the golden era of heavy metal. Maybe a few Judas Priest records were points of reference at times, but the album was never based on one particular sound.”

1. The Missionary
2. Chance
3. Nothing But A Bitter Taste
4. Gilded Men
5. God Of Punishment
6. Demon Mind
7. Defending Two Castles
8. Trapped In 1999

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Wreath Of Tongues Premieres New Song “Golden Shroud” From Upcoming New Album “Out With The Good”

New York-based grind/mathcore four-piece Wreath Of Tongues premieres a new song entitled “Golden Shroud”, taken from the upcoming new EP “Out With The Good”, which will be out in stores July 21 via Bandcamp.

Check out now “Golden Shroud” below.

Catch Wreath Of Tongues live at the following “Out With The Good” Release Shows:

July 21 Manchester, NH @ Jewel Music Venue – Dysentery, My Missing Half, Shroud, Wombeater, Miley Cyborg
July 22 (Matinee) Providence RI, @ Funky Jungle – Scalp the Pioneer, Ligament
July 22 (Evening) Revere, MA @ Sammy’s Patio – Strange Changes, Writing in the Skies, more TBA
July 23 North Arlington, NJ @ Hartley’s Bar – Pink Mass, Blame God, Cemeteries, Groza

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Details Of New Album “Shades Of Humanity” Posted By Shadowside

Brazilian based metal act Shadowside revealed more details about the upcoming new album today. After several international tours and achieving international notoriety with the highly praised “Inner Monster Out,” in 2012, the band announces the brand new work “Shades of Humanity,” marking the official debut of new bassist Magnus Rosén (ex-Hammerfall). The album will be released in Japan on July 26th via Spiritual Beast, in North America/Europe on July 28th via EMP Label Group, owned by Megadeth’s bassist Dave Ellefson, and in Brazil on September 4th via Furia Music Records.

“Shades of Humanity” explores deep subjects such as depression, abortion, the Mariana dam disaster in Brazil and mankind’s moral values, branching out in musical ways nobody expected while still keeping their heavy guitar riffs and catchy melodies. The album was produced and mixed by Fredrik Nordström (Arch Enemy, Hammerfall, Evergrey, In Flames, Dream Evil) and Henrik Udd (Architects, Dimmu Borgir, Dream Evil, Arch Enemy, Bring me the Horizon) in Gothenburg, Sweden.

“Shades of Humanity” features tracks such as “Unreality,” written by Magnus Rosén in partnership with guitarist Andy La Rocque (King Diamond), as well as go-for-the-throat scorchers like “Insidious Me”, modern-edged crushers “Make My Fate” and “The Fall” and “Alive”, track that is also going to be the album’s first music video. A sample of “What If,” one of the album’s tracks, can be heard in the player below.

The cover artwork (shown below) was developed by designer Douglas Jen of Furia Music, and demonstrates the heavy atmosphere of the lyrics, representing the several aspects of human personality, marked by defects and unfinished drawings that symbolize the imperfection of all people.

Check out the cover artwork and track list below:

1. The Fall
2. Beast Inside
3. What If
4. Make My Fate
5. Insidious Me
6. The Crossing
7. Stream of Shame
8. Parade the Sacrifice
9. Drifter
10. Unreality
11. Alive
12. Haunted (Bonus track for Japan)

Checkout the “What If” teaser clip here:

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Cattle Decapitation announces headlining tour

– June 27th, 2017 –

Metalsucks & Exclaim! Aggressive Tendencies Presents “The North American Extinction Tour Part II: Inhuman Beings”, with Revocation, Full Of Hell, Artificial Brain

This October/November, Cattle Decapitation will headline the Metalsucks & Exclaim! Aggressive Tendencies Presents “The North American Extinction Tour Part II: Inhuman Beings”. Featuring Revocation, Full Of Hell, and Artificial Brain as support, these upcoming shows are not to be missed!

Tijuana, Mexico’s mad doctors of gore Thanatology will be replacing Full of Hell as support on the first 3 dates!

See below for all dates.

Metalsucks & Exclaim! Aggressive Tendencies Presents
“The North American Extinction Tour Part II: Inhuman Beings”
w/ Cattle Decapitation, Revocation, Full Of Hell, Artificial Brain

Oct. 10 – Los Angeles, CA – Regent Theater * ^
Oct. 11 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick * ^
Oct. 12 – Flagstaff, AZ – Green Room * ^
Oct. 13 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
Oct. 14 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
Oct. 15 – Jerome, ID – Diamondz Event Center
Oct. 16 – Portland, OR – Bossanova
Oct. 17 – Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
Oct. 18 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
Oct. 20 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite
Oct. 21 – Calgary, AB – Dickens
Oct. 22 – Regina, SK – The Exchange
Oct. 23 – Winnipeg, MB – Park Theater
Oct. 24 – Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
Oct. 26 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
Oct. 27 – Chicago, IL – Reggies
Oct. 28 – Covington, KY – Madison Live
Oct. 29 – Detroit, MI – Token Lounge
Oct. 31 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
Nov. 1 – Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes Electriques
Nov. 2 – Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
Nov. 3 – Boston, MA – Once Ballroom
Nov. 4 – Philadelphia, PA – Voltage
Nov. 5 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
Nov. 6 – New York, NY – Highline Ballroom
Nov. 8 – Virginia Beach, VA – Shaka’s
Nov. 9 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Nov. 10 – Orlando, FL – The Haven
Nov. 11 – Tampa, FL – Orpheum
Nov. 13 – New Orleans, LA – Southport Music Hall
Nov. 14 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
Nov. 15 – Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live
Nov. 16 – Oklahoma City, OK – 89th St Collective
Nov. 17 – San Antonio, TX – Rock Box
Nov. 18 – El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
Nov. 19 – Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
Nov. 20 – Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar
* = no Full Of Hell
^ = with Thanatology

Cattle Decapitation will be touring in support of their most recent full-length, 2015′s The Anthropocene Extinction. As the most sonically and thematically engrossing record of Cattle Decapitation‘s maniacal discography, The Anthropocene Extinction was named one of the best albums of the year by Loudwire.com, MetalSucks.net, MetalInjection.net, among many others. To preview and purchase the acclaimed The Anthropocene Extinction, please visit: metalblade.com/cattledecapitation

Cattle Decapitation online:
http://www.facebook.com/cattledecapitation
http://twitter.com/cattledecap
http://www.youtube.com/officialcattledecap
http://instagram.com/cattle_decapitation
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Cattle Decapitation announces headlining tour

– June 27th, 2017 –

Metalsucks & Exclaim! Aggressive Tendencies Presents “The North American Extinction Tour Part II: Inhuman Beings”, with Revocation, Full Of Hell, Artificial Brain

This October/November, Cattle Decapitation will headline the Metalsucks & Exclaim! Aggressive Tendencies Presents “The North American Extinction Tour Part II: Inhuman Beings”. Featuring Revocation, Full Of Hell, and Artificial Brain as support, these upcoming shows are not to be missed!

Tijuana, Mexico’s mad doctors of gore Thanatology will be replacing Full of Hell as support on the first 3 dates!

See below for all dates.

Metalsucks & Exclaim! Aggressive Tendencies Presents
“The North American Extinction Tour Part II: Inhuman Beings”
w/ Cattle Decapitation, Revocation, Full Of Hell, Artificial Brain

Oct. 10 – Los Angeles, CA – Regent Theater * ^
Oct. 11 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick * ^
Oct. 12 – Flagstaff, AZ – Green Room * ^
Oct. 13 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
Oct. 14 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
Oct. 15 – Jerome, ID – Diamondz Event Center
Oct. 16 – Portland, OR – Bossanova
Oct. 17 – Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
Oct. 18 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
Oct. 20 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite
Oct. 21 – Calgary, AB – Dickens
Oct. 22 – Regina, SK – The Exchange
Oct. 23 – Winnipeg, MB – Park Theater
Oct. 24 – Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
Oct. 26 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
Oct. 27 – Chicago, IL – Reggies
Oct. 28 – Covington, KY – Madison Live
Oct. 29 – Detroit, MI – Token Lounge
Oct. 31 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
Nov. 1 – Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes Electriques
Nov. 2 – Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
Nov. 3 – Boston, MA – Once Ballroom
Nov. 4 – Philadelphia, PA – Voltage
Nov. 5 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
Nov. 6 – New York, NY – Highline Ballroom
Nov. 8 – Virginia Beach, VA – Shaka’s
Nov. 9 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Nov. 10 – Orlando, FL – The Haven
Nov. 11 – Tampa, FL – Orpheum
Nov. 13 – New Orleans, LA – Southport Music Hall
Nov. 14 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
Nov. 15 – Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live
Nov. 16 – Oklahoma City, OK – 89th St Collective
Nov. 17 – San Antonio, TX – Rock Box
Nov. 18 – El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
Nov. 19 – Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
Nov. 20 – Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar
* = no Full Of Hell
^ = with Thanatology

Cattle Decapitation will be touring in support of their most recent full-length, 2015′s The Anthropocene Extinction. As the most sonically and thematically engrossing record of Cattle Decapitation‘s maniacal discography, The Anthropocene Extinction was named one of the best albums of the year by Loudwire.com, MetalSucks.net, MetalInjection.net, among many others. To preview and purchase the acclaimed The Anthropocene Extinction, please visit: metalblade.com/cattledecapitation

Cattle Decapitation online:
http://www.facebook.com/cattledecapitation
http://twitter.com/cattledecap
http://www.youtube.com/officialcattledecap
http://instagram.com/cattle_decapitation
http://www.indiemerch.com/cattledecap

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Cattle Decapitation announces headlining tour

– June 27th, 2017 –

Metalsucks & Exclaim! Aggressive Tendencies Presents “The North American Extinction Tour Part II: Inhuman Beings”, with Revocation, Full Of Hell, Artificial Brain

This October/November, Cattle Decapitation will headline the Metalsucks & Exclaim! Aggressive Tendencies Presents “The North American Extinction Tour Part II: Inhuman Beings”. Featuring Revocation, Full Of Hell, and Artificial Brain as support, these upcoming shows are not to be missed!

Tijuana, Mexico’s mad doctors of gore Thanatology will be replacing Full of Hell as support on the first 3 dates!

See below for all dates.

Metalsucks & Exclaim! Aggressive Tendencies Presents
“The North American Extinction Tour Part II: Inhuman Beings”
w/ Cattle Decapitation, Revocation, Full Of Hell, Artificial Brain

Oct. 10 – Los Angeles, CA – Regent Theater * ^
Oct. 11 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick * ^
Oct. 12 – Flagstaff, AZ – Green Room * ^
Oct. 13 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
Oct. 14 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
Oct. 15 – Jerome, ID – Diamondz Event Center
Oct. 16 – Portland, OR – Bossanova
Oct. 17 – Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
Oct. 18 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
Oct. 20 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite
Oct. 21 – Calgary, AB – Dickens
Oct. 22 – Regina, SK – The Exchange
Oct. 23 – Winnipeg, MB – Park Theater
Oct. 24 – Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
Oct. 26 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
Oct. 27 – Chicago, IL – Reggies
Oct. 28 – Covington, KY – Madison Live
Oct. 29 – Detroit, MI – Token Lounge
Oct. 31 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
Nov. 1 – Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes Electriques
Nov. 2 – Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
Nov. 3 – Boston, MA – Once Ballroom
Nov. 4 – Philadelphia, PA – Voltage
Nov. 5 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
Nov. 6 – New York, NY – Highline Ballroom
Nov. 8 – Virginia Beach, VA – Shaka’s
Nov. 9 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Nov. 10 – Orlando, FL – The Haven
Nov. 11 – Tampa, FL – Orpheum
Nov. 13 – New Orleans, LA – Southport Music Hall
Nov. 14 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
Nov. 15 – Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live
Nov. 16 – Oklahoma City, OK – 89th St Collective
Nov. 17 – San Antonio, TX – Rock Box
Nov. 18 – El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
Nov. 19 – Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
Nov. 20 – Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar
* = no Full Of Hell
^ = with Thanatology

Cattle Decapitation will be touring in support of their most recent full-length, 2015′s The Anthropocene Extinction. As the most sonically and thematically engrossing record of Cattle Decapitation‘s maniacal discography, The Anthropocene Extinction was named one of the best albums of the year by Loudwire.com, MetalSucks.net, MetalInjection.net, among many others. To preview and purchase the acclaimed The Anthropocene Extinction, please visit: metalblade.com/cattledecapitation

Cattle Decapitation online:
http://www.facebook.com/cattledecapitation
http://twitter.com/cattledecap
http://www.youtube.com/officialcattledecap
http://instagram.com/cattle_decapitation
http://www.indiemerch.com/cattledecap

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New DVD Clip “Living For Tonite” Issued By Dirkschneider

In addition to the still ongoing successful “Back To The Roots” Tour, Dirkschneider will release “Live – Back To The Roots – Accepted!” on August 4th (EU) and August 18th (USA) via AFM Records as a DVD/2CD, BluRay/2CD and GTF, as well as triple Vinyl in two different colors. Check out a clip of “Living for Tonite” in the player below.

After putting out the live double CD last year (“Back to the Roots”), fans were asking for a visual output, so finally, in December 2016, the show in Brno (Czech Republic) was recorded for that purpose. Besides many classics from Udo Dirkscheider’s Accept era, there’s a cover version of Frank Sinatra’s “My Way” as bonus track on the CD and Vinyl.

The singer with the charismatic voice had his musical breakthrough with Accept in the early 80s. “It’s still so much fun to sing these songs live, they are a part of my biography, but nevertheless it’s about time to turn that page. There was so much talking and speculations about me and Accept, so this is kind of a musical statement from my end – which seems to be very interesting for the fans who came to these shows.”

After the triumph all over the world in 2016, including tours in Israel and Japan, summer festivals and live shows in the US, Russia and Europe, Dirkschneider (now with Jon Oliva’s Pain guitarist Bill Hudson) continues touring in 2017 and 2018, including a second more extensive tour of North America. The new dates will feature an almost completely NEW set list. Of course, it will still contain only Accept hits, but this time with many different songs compared to the last tours.

The track listing for the

CD 1:

1. Intro
2. Starlight
3. Living For Tonite
4. Flash Rockin‘ Man
5. London Leatherboys
6. Midnight Mover
7. Breaker
8. Head Over Heels
9. Neon Nights
10. Princess Of The Dawn
11. Winter Dreams
12. Restless And Wild
13. Son Of A Bitch
14. Up To The Limit

CD 2:

1. Wrong Is Right
2. Midnight Highway
3. Screaming For A Love-Bite
4. Monsterman
5. T.V. War
6. Losers And Winners
7. Metal Heart
8. I’m A Rebel
9. Fast As A Shark
10. Balls To The Wall
11. Burning
12. Outro
13. My Way (Bonus)

Check out “Living for Tonite” here:

Confirmed dates for the second leg of the North American tour are:

Feb. 23 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
Feb. 24 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance Theater
Feb. 25 – Montreal, QC @ Cafe Campus
Feb. 27 – Quebec City, QC @ LeCercle
Feb. 28 – Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
Mar. 02 – Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
Mar. 03 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater
Mar. 04 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
Mar. 06 – Westland , MI @ Token Lounge
Mar. 07 – Joliet, IL @ The Forge
Mar. 09 – Milwaukee, WI @ Route 20
Mar. 10 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Bigs Bar
Mar. 11 – LaCrosse, WI @ Cavalier Theater
Mar. 12 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
Mar. 13 – Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theater
Mar. 15 – Calgary , AB @ Marquee
Mar. 16 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
Mar. 18 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw
Mar. 19 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Mar. 22 – West Hollywood , CA @ Whisky A Go Go
Mar. 23 – San Diego,CA @ Brick By Brick
Mar. 24 – Tempe, AZ @ Club Red
Mar. 26 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
Mar. 27 – San Antonio , TX @ Vibes Event Center
Mar. 28 – Houston , TX @ Scout Bar
Mar. 30 – Jacksonville, FL @ Mavericks
Mar. 31 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Kelsey Theater
Apr. 01 – Tampa , FL @ Orpheum
Apr. 02 – Raleigh, NC @ Cats Cradle
Apr. 03 – Louisville , KY @ Trixie’s
Apr. 05 – Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
Apr. 06 – Asbury Park NJ @ Stone Pony
Apr. 07 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Apr. 08 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero

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