Animals As Leaders Premieres New Music Video “Cognitive Contortions” & Announces Tour With Veil Of Maya And Alluvial

Animals As Leaders premieres a new music video for “Cognitive Contortions”, taken from the band’s latest album, “The Madness Of Many”. Randy Edwards directed the clip.

Check out now “Cognitive Contortions” below.

You can catch the band live on its North American tour with Veil Of Maya and Alluvial on the following dates below:

05/02 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
05/03 Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
05/04 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
05/05 Palatine, IL – Durty Nellies
05/06 Bloomington, IL – The Castle Theatre
05/07 Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
05/12 Buffalo, NY – The Town Ballroom
05/13 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
05/14 Greensboro, NC – Petes
05/19 Jacksonville, FL – Mavericks
05/20 Orlando, FL – The Beacham
05/21 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
05/23 Richmond, VA – The Broadberry
05/24 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
05/25 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
05/26 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
05/27 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
05/29 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
05/30 St. Louis, MO – The Ready Room
06/01 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
06/02 Flagstaff, AZ – Orpheum Theater
06/03 San Diego, CA – Observatory North Park

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Gemini Syndrome Announces Tour Dates With Sevendust

Los Angeles based rock outfit Gemini Syndrome has announced a new batch of U.S. tour dates alongside Sevendust and Red Sun Rising. The West Coast run starts on October 12th in Dallas, TX and concludes in Spokane, WA on October 30th.

Gemini Syndrome is currently out on the “Remember We Die” headlining tour supporting new album “Memento Mori,” which was released on August 19th on Another Century. Speaking about the upcoming dates with Sevendust, the band states:

“We are more than excited to be touring with our brothers in Sevendust again this fall. A great band, a great lineup, and great people. Come out and make this community bigger and better than it ever has been. The time is now.”

Thursday, August 25th @ Rock Point (Bismark, ND)*
Friday, August 26th @ The Nestor (Fargo, ND)*
Saturday, August 27th @ Fine Line Theater (Minneapolis, MN)*
Sunday, August 28th @ Gabe’s (Iowa City, IA)*
Wednesday, August 31st @ Shamrock’s (Omaha, NE)
Friday, September 2nd @ The Music Factory (Battle Creek, MI)
Saturday, September 3rd @ Live On Main (Stevens Point, WI)
Sunday, September 4th @ Taste Of Madison (Madison, WI)
Thursday, September 8th @ The Roxy (West Hollywood, CA)
Saturday, September 24th @ Houston Open Air (Houston, TX)#

w/Sevendust + Red Sun Rising

October 12 (Wednesday) // Dallas, TX // Bomb Factory (FREE SHOW)
October 13 (Thursday) // Austin, TX // Empire Control Room
October 21 (Friday) // Flagstaff, AZ // Orpheum Theater
October 22 (Saturday) // Tempe, AZ // The Marquee
October 24 (Monday) // Las Vegas, NV // Brooklyn Bowl
October 26 (Wednesday) // Los Angeles, CA // Belasco Theater
October 27 (Thursday) // Sacramento, CA // Ace of Spades
October 29 (Saturday) // Portland, OR // Hawthorne Theatre
October 30 (Sunday) // Spokane, WA // Knitting Factory

* – No Stitched Up Heart
# – Festival Date (GS Only)

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Devil You Know Announces 2016 Tour Dates

Devil You Know will kick off a 2016 North American touring cycle on March 5th as direct support to Atreyu with From Ashes To New and Cane Hill in support.

The band will then head back out on the road with Hatebreed and Devildriver from May 13th through June 4th. These shows are Devil You Know’s first U.S. performances in support of latest album “They Bleed Red.” Catch the band live on these dates:

03/05 San Diego, CA – The Observatory
03/07 Flagstaff, AZ – Orpheum Theater
03/08 Farmington, NM – Top Deck
03/12 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Muisc Hall
03/14 Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theatre
03/16 San Antonio, TX – Alamo Music Hall
03/17 Lubbock, TX – Depot Patio
03/18 El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls

w/Hatebreed and Devildriver
05/13 Cleveland, OH – The Odeon
05/14 Chicago, IL – Metro
05/15 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
05/16 Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
05/17 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
05/19 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
05/20 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
05/21 Pomona, CA – The Glass House
05/22 Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex
05/23 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
05/25 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
05/26 New Orleans, LA – Republic New Orleans
05/27 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
05/31 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
06/01 Jacksonville, NC – Hooligans
06/02 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
06/03 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
06/04 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom

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U.S. Headline Tour Announced By Atreyu, Devil You Know In Support

Resurgent So Cal metalcore specialists Atreyu has announced a U.S. headline tour. These are the first in a slew of tour dates that will keep them on the road for much of 2016.

They will embark on a headline trek this winter and spring, with Devil You Know in tow.

Confirmed dates and venues are as follows:

3/4: Bakersfield @ The Gate
3/5: San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North
3/6: Costa Mesa, CA @ Orange County Fairgrounds
3/7: Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum Theater
3/8: Farmington, NM @ Top Deck
3/10: Ft. Worth, TX @ The Rail Club
3/11: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
3/12: Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
3/13: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
3/14: Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre
3/16: San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall
3/17: Lubbock, TX @ Depot Patio
3/18: El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
3/19: Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Amphitheater – 98KUPD Presents UFEST 2016*
*Festival Date

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Dream Theater To Play “Astonishing” On North American Tour Dates

Dream Theater has announced new tour dates for an “Astonishing” North American run that’s set to kick off on April 14th at the Theatre Du Capitole in Quebec City, Canada.

The tour will see the prog-virtuosos delivering a one-of-a-kind show playing their entire forthcoming album live. The band’s unique performance is already set to make stops at theaters in Canada and the United States, with additional dates to be announced soon. Currently announced dates are as follows:

4/14 Theatre du Capitole Quebec City, QC
4/15 Bell Centre Montreal, QC
4/16 Sony Centre Toronto, ON
4/18 Palace Theater Albany, NY
4/19 Orpheum Theater Boston, MA
4/20 Oakdale Theater Hartford, CT
4/23 Radio City Music Hall New York, NY
4/24 Hippodrome Theatre Baltimore, MD
4/26 Palace Theater Greensburg, PA
4/27 Taft Theatre Cincinnati, OH
4/30 Chicago Theater Chicago, IL
5/1 State Theater Minneapolis, MN
5/3 Paramount Theatre Denver, CO
5/7 The Wiltern Los Angeles, CA
5/10 Schnitzer Portland, OR
5/11 Paramount Theatre Seattle, WA

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King Diamond Filming New Live Concert DVD / Blu-Ray

King Diamond will be recording a feature length live concert video for blu-ray / DVD / digital release while on tour this fall.

Director Denise Korycki (Cannibal Corpse, Killswitch Engage) has been enlisted to direct the project, which will include footage from multiple shows throughout the entire “Abigail In Concert 2015” tour alongside Exodus.

Dates for the impending U.S. live trek are as follows:

10/29 Denver, CO The Fillmore Auditorium
10/31 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
11/02 San Francisco, CA The Warfield
11/05 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern (SOLD OUT)
11/06 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
11/08 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
11/09 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
11/13 San Antonio, TX Housecore Horror Festival at the Aztec Theatre
11/15 New Orleans, LA The Civic Theatre
11/16 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle
11/20 New York, NY Best Buy Theater (SOLD OUT)
11/21 New York, NY Best Buy Theater (SOLD OUT)
11/24 Boston, MA Orpheum Theater
11/25 Philadelphia, PA The Fillmore
11/27 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
11/28 Detroit, MI The Fillmore
11/30 St Paul, MN Myth Live
12/02 Tulsa, OK Brady Theater – Club Brady
12/04 Houston, TX House of Blues
12/05 Dallas, TX House of Blues

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Anciients Adds More Headlining Tour Dates

Vancouver’s Anciients has added more headlining dates for the band’s forthcoming North American tour.

The tour, which started on October 9th with Tesseract in Vancouver BC, is running for two months and includes a second trek support Sepultura. New tour dates include Pittsburgh, LA, and Tucson, a show in West Chester, PA with Orange Goblin and Holy Grail, and a new show in Portland, OR with Lord Dying.

Anciients is touring in support of debut album, “Heart of Oak” (available for streaming below). Catch the band live:

w/Tesseract, Scale the Summit:
10/25 Atlanta, GA @ The Drunken Unicorn
10/26 Tampa, FL @ Orpheum Theater
10/27 Greensboro, NC @ Blind Tiger
10/29 Brooklyn NY @ Saint Vitus

10/30 Doylestown, PA @ Siren Records
11/1 Binghamton, NY @ Fitzie’s Irish Pub
11/2 Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz
11/3 West Chester, PA @ The Note w/ORANGE GOBLIN, HOLY GRAIL
11/6 Pittsburgh, PA @ The Smiling Moose

w/Sepultura, Unearth, and Kataklysm:
11/08 Sauget, IL @ Pops Nightclub
11/09 Detroit, MI @ Harpos
11/10 Cleveland, OH @ Wolstein Center @ OHIO METALFEST
11/11 Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
11/13 Springfield, VA @ Empire
11/14 Worcester, MA @ Palladium
11/15 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Theater
11/16 Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
11/17 Reading, PA @ Reverb
11/18 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
11/20 Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theater
11/21 Miami, FL @ Grand Central
11/23 Fort Worth, TX @ Queen City Hall
11/24 Austin, TX @ Emo’s East
11/25 El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls

11/26 Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
11/27 West Hollywood, CA @ The Whiskey
11/29 Portland, OR @ Analog w/LORD DYING
11/30 Vancouver, BC @ Astoria
4/10/2014 Tilburg, NL @ Roadburn Festival

Heart of Oak by Anciients

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Revocation Posts “Spastic” Playthrough Videos

During the recording process for the band’s self-titled album, Revocation created a series of exclusive play through videos for the song “Spastic.”

Today these videos can be viewed below, courtesy of

Revocation is currently on tour in Europe in support of the band’s self-titled fourth studio album, which was released this past August on Relapse Records. Upcoming tour dates can be found after the jump.

European Tour with The Black Dahlia Murder and Aborted

9/25-Enschede NLD @ Atak
9/27-Stockholm SWE @ Klubben
9/28-Gothenburg SWE @ Sticky Fingers
9/29-Oslo NOR @ John Dee
9/30-Copenhagen DK @ Lille Vega
10/1-Berlin GER @ Magnet
10/2-Hamburg GER @ Logo
10/4-Munich GER @ Hansa 39
10/5-Leipzig GER @ Conne Island
10/6-Vienna AT @ Szene
10/7-Milan IT @ Tunnel
10/8-Solothurn SWI @ Kulturfabrik Kofmehl
10/9-Stuttgart GER @ Stuttgart Universum
10/10-Frankfurt GER @ Batschkapp

Headline Date
10/14: Des Moines, @ Vaudeville Mews

US Tour with Death Angel, 3 Inches of Blood, Battlecross and Diamond Plate

10/18: San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
10/19: Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky
10/20: Ramona, CA @ Ramona Mainstage
10/21: Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum Theater
10/23: Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog
10/24: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
10/25: Dallas, TX @ South by So What
10/26: Oklahoma City, OK @ Chameleon Room
10/27: St. Louis, MO @ FuBar
10/29: New York, NY @ Webster Hall
10/30: Springfield, VA @ Empire
10/31: Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
11/1: Wilmington, DE @ Mojo 13
11/2: Boston, MA @ Middle East
11/3: Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Electriques
11/4: Toronto, ON @ Opera House
11/5: Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s
11/7: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
11/8: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
11/9: Tempe, AZ @ Rocky Point
11/10: Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory

12/7-Santurce, Puerto Rico @ La Respuesta

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Havok Posts New Music Video For “Worse Than War”

Today the metal technicians at Loudwire hurl forth a premiere of “Worse Than War,” the latest video from Denver thrash assassins Havok. Check out the clip below.

Directed by Roy Warner who worked on both “From the Cradle to the Grave” and “Point of No Return” clips, the tune comes by way of the recently unleashed “Unnatural Selection” full-length and accoridng to a press release “addresses the eight stages of genocide: classification, symbolization, dehumanization, organization, polarization, preparation, extermination and denial.”

Released earlier this year via Candlelight Records, “Unnatural Selection” was produced by Terry Date (Pantera, Overkill, Deftones) and mastered by James Murphy (Testament, Death).

Havok is currently wrapping up a massive North American live takeover that kicked off on July 20th in Juarez, Mexico and included a stop at this year’s Heavy Mtl Festival in Montreal. Additional Fall dates will be announced in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for details.

9/09/2013 Rocky Point Cantina – Tempe, AZ
9/10/2013 Orpheum Theater – Flagstaff, AZ
9/13/2013 Burt’s Tiki Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT

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Diamond Plate Comments On Upcoming Tour Dates With Death Angel

As was previously announced, Chicago’s Diamond Plate will head out on a North American tour supporting Bay Area thrashers Death Angel.

Diamond Plate will join Death Angel, 3 Inches of Blood, Battlecross, and Revocation on October 19th at the world-famous Whisky A Go-Go in Hollywood. Diamond Plate guitarist Konrad Kupiec comments:

“This lineup speaks for itself, and we couldn’t be more pumped to announce this tour. After months of writing and recording the new album, we’ve become totally roadsick and can’t wait to be back playing live!”

Today, Konrad Kupiec will play the band’s new album, “Pulse,” in its entirety during an official listening event at Exit Chicago. “Pulse” is due out August 20th in North America via Century Media Records/Earache Records.

Aug. 30 – Chicago, IL – The Fallout **DIAMOND PLATE only
Oct. 19 – Hollywood, CA – Whisky A Go Go
Oct. 20 – Ramona, CA – Ramona Mainstage
Oct. 21 – Flagstaff, AZ – Orpheum Theater
Oct. 23 – Austin, TX – Dirty Dog
Oct. 24 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar
Oct. 25 – Dallas, TX – South By So What
Oct. 26 – Oklahoma City, OK – Chameleon Room
Oct. 27 – St. Louis, MO – FuBar
Oct. 29 – New York, NY – Webster Hall (Marlin Room)
Oct. 30 – Springfield, VA – Empire
Oct. 31 – Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
Nov. 01 – Wilmington, DE – Mojo 13
Nov. 02 – Boston, MA – Middle East
Nov. 03 – Montreal, QC – Foufounes Electriques
Nov. 04 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
Nov. 05 – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
Nov. 07 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
Nov. 08 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
Nov. 09 – Tempe, AZ – Rocky Point
Nov. 10 – Santa Ana, CA – Observatory

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