Hatebreed Announces 25th Anniversary Tour With Obituary, Cro-Mags, Terror And Fit For An Autopsy

Hatebreed remain one of the most relevant and impactful acts in the hard rock and metal scenes. The Connecticut band will celebrate 25 years of ruthless breakdowns, pit-stirring anthems, and poignant lyrics across eight albums and consistently sold-out shows in 2019. The band, which has gone from playing basements and backyards to being a featured worldwide attraction on countless festivals and high-profile tours from OZZFest to Warped Tour to Download, will commemorate two-plus decades by embarking on a 25th anniversary tour.

The first leg of the tour will feature support from Obituary and Cro-Mags, two bands that Hatebreed have covered in their career and who have influenced the signature and instantly recognizable Hatebreed sound. Terror and Fit for an Autopsy will round out this “can’t miss” juggernaut of a lineup. The initial trek will kick off in Philadelphia in April, with an additional leg to be announced shortly. All confirmed dates are below.

“I can’t believe it’s been 25 years already,” said Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta. “We’re excited to bring out this massive tour package with some of our favorite bands. Every band on this bill is a headliner in their own right. The show will be run festival-style with bands you don’t want to miss playing early. Activate the pit!”

“Looking forward to this one – 25 years of Hatebreed, celebrated with not only friends, but a couple bands who influenced us so much that we covered their songs on For the Lions. Come celebrate the entire catalog with us!,” said Hatebreed guitarist Frank Novinec.

“All killer, no filler here,” said Hatebreed drummer Matt Byrne. “This April will be a sick tour for Hatebreed. Celebrating 25 years is a big accomplishment for any band. But it’s that much sweeter when you’re doing it with some of your favorite bands in tow. We love Obituary so much that we covered them on our For the Lions record. We love Cro-Mags so much that we covered them on our For the Lions record. We love Terror and Fit For An Autopsy so much that… 😉 See you all in April!”

“We are excited to be invited to Hatebreed’s 25th anniversary US tour and super honored to be a part such an awesome lineup,” stated Obituary drummer Donald Tardy. “Looking forward to throwing down each night with them and bringing some of our southern swamp metal to this tour. Gonna be sick!”

“Hatebreed’s 25th anniversary tour is gonna be a banger – the Cro-Mags are psyched as f*ck to be part of it,” proclaimed frontman John Joseph.

“The lineup for this tour is insane,” said Terror frontman Scott Vogel, echoing all of those sentiments. “We are very much looking forward to being on this run with some of our favorite bands.”

The tour dates are as follows:

March 7 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues*
April 4 – Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall**
April 5 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
April 6 – Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
April 8 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
April 9 – Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s
April 10 – Detroit, MI – Harpos Concert Theatre
April 11 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
April 12 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
April 13 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts ^
April 15 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor
April 16 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
April 17 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground
April 18 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring
April 19 – New York, NY – PlayStation Theater
April 20 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall

* With Bleeding Through, Asesino, + Strife
** Featuring Municipal Waste (No Obituary)
^ No Obituary

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New MCD/Single “Imperilled” Released By The Maledict

Hailing from Australia, the death/doom collective The Maledict has released the brand new three-song single/MCD “Imperilled” last week, on October 5th. This new single features one new song, one reworked track from the band’s 2013 demo, and one cover. Check out “Imperilled” in the player below.

The title track heads up the package, bringing 8 minutes of doom. The new material is as laden with melancholy as ever, but now hints at things to come – with a heavy injection of atmosphere and melody to accentuate against the filthy canvas of death/doom metal.

“Waltz Eternal,” the leading cut from the band’s 2013 demo “Salvation in Yielding” has been reworked from the ground-up, bringing one of the band’s favorite live tracks into the present with far superior production.

And finally, the release culminates with a tribute to one of the biggest musical inspirations behind The Maledict’s sound as they cover the title track from Paradise Lost’s seminal 1991 classic “Gothic”, arguably the song that invented death/doom as we know it.

“Imperilled” is available for free on Bandcamp, as well as being released on most streaming digital music services. Check out the MCD in full here:

Imperilled by The Maledict

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New MCD/Single “Imperilled” Released By The Maledict

Hailing from Australia, the death/doom collective The Maledict has released the brand new three-song single/MCD “Imperilled” last week, on October 5th. This new single features one new song, one reworked track from the band’s 2013 demo, and one cover. Check out “Imperilled” in the player below.

The title track heads up the package, bringing 8 minutes of doom. The new material is as laden with melancholy as ever, but now hints at things to come – with a heavy injection of atmosphere and melody to accentuate against the filthy canvas of death/doom metal.

“Waltz Eternal,” the leading cut from the band’s 2013 demo “Salvation in Yielding” has been reworked from the ground-up, bringing one of the band’s favorite live tracks into the present with far superior production.

And finally, the release culminates with a tribute to one of the biggest musical inspirations behind The Maledict’s sound as they cover the title track from Paradise Lost’s seminal 1991 classic “Gothic”, arguably the song that invented death/doom as we know it.

“Imperilled” is available for free on Bandcamp, as well as being released on most streaming digital music services. Check out the MCD in full here:

Imperilled by The Maledict

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First Ever DVD/Blu-Ray Release “Live At Paradiso” Announced By Delain

Delain has spent the last year celebrating the ten year anniversary – from the release of the fifth full-length “Moonbathers” and an anniversary edition of the debut album “Lucidity” to extensive headline tours across Europe and North America to gracing some of the world’s biggest festival stages – and the band is about to cap it off with the release of the first ever live DVD/Blu-Ray package on October 27th. Pre-order it through PledgeMusic over here.

“A Decade of Delain: Live at Paradiso” was filmed at a sold out gig at Amsterdam’s legendary Paradiso on December 10, 2016. Delain was joined on stage throughout the evening by Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy), Liv Kristine, Burton C. Bell (Fear Factory), and many other special guests and collaborators.

The set list for the evening showcased songs spanning Delain’s entire decade-long existence, including everything from the sing-along singles to cuts from the band’s vault that are rarely played live. On top of the full live concert, the package includes an exclusive documentary about the band entitled “We Are The Others – A Decade of Delain,” a bonus live performance of “We Are the Others” from Masters of Rock 2015, and the “Suckerpunch” music video.

The track listing is:

CD/DVD/Blu-Ray:

1. Intro (The Monarch)
2. Hands of Gold (featuring Alissa White-Gluz)
3. Suckerpunch
4. The Glory and the Scum
5. Get the Devil Out of Me
6. Army of Dolls
7. The Hurricane
8. April Rain
9. Where Is The Blood (featuring Burton C. Bell)
10. Here Come the Vultures
11. Fire With Fire
12. The Tragedy of the Commons (featuring Alissa White-Gluz)
13. Danse Macabre
14. Sleepwalkers Dream (featuring Rob van der Loo, Sander Zoer, and Guus Eikens)
15. Your Body is a Battleground (featuring Marco Hietala – video)
16. Stay Forever
17. See Me In Shadow (featuring Liv Kristine and Elianne Anemaat)
18. The Gathering
19. Pristine (featuring George Oosthoek)
20. Mother Machine
21.Sing to Me (featuring Marco Hietala – video)
22.Don’t Let Go
23.We Are the Others

DVD/Blu-Ray Bonus Content:

1. We Are the Others – A Decade of Delain documentary
2. “We Are the Others” – live at Masters of
3. Rock 2015
4. “Suckerpunch” official music video

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King Parrot Announces European Tour Dates With Decapitated

Australia’s notorious metal villains from King Parrot just revealed European tour plans in support of new studio album, “Ugly Produce/” The band will hit the road with death metal giants Decapitated for a 29-date run (including 10 dates in the U.K. alone) in October and November 2017. Additional support will come from Thy Disease and Venom Prison.

Vocalist Matt “Youngy” Young commented: “We’ve been working hard on our new album down in Australia, and we honestly believe this record is not only a continuation of our trademark sound, but a progression into new territory in terms of songwriting and musicianship. Couple that with the most off the wall videos we have ever produced, and I think we are really onto something with this new release.

“Most importantly we’re excited to bring these new tracks to the European audiences when we tour alongside Polish legends Decapitated through October and November. It will be an awesome and diverse tour package, featuring two bands from different spheres of the extreme metal world, bringing utter chaos to the stage each and every night! Be prepared for more over the top King Parrot absurdity than ever before, we are giving this one our all!”.

King Parrot’s 3rd studio effort will arrive on September 22nd via Agonia Records (Europe), Housecore Records (North America) and Rocket/EVP in the group’s native country.

King Parrot tour dates w/Decapitated, Thy Disease and Venom Prison*
Mon 16.10.2017 – Berlin @ Musik & Freiden, GER
Tue 17 Oct 2017 – Hamburg @ Logo, GER
Wed 18 Oct 2017 – Cologne @ MTC, GER
Thu 19 Oct 2017 – Karlsruhe @ Die Stadtmitte, GER
Fri 20 Oct 2017 – Dresden @ Chemiefabrik, DE
Sat 21 Oct 2017 – Prague @ Futurum, CZ
Mon 23 Oct 2017 – Vienna @ Szene, AT
Tue 24 Oct 2017 – Munich @ Backstage, GER
Wed 25 Oct 2017 – Geneva @ L’Usine, CH
Thu 26 Oct 2017 – Zurich @ Club Complex, CH
Fri 27 Oct 2017 – Milan @ Legend, IT
Sat 28 Oct 2017 – Bologna @ Zona Roveri, IT
Mon 30 Oct 2017 – Barcelona @ Salamandra, ES
Tue 31 Oct 2017 – Murcia @ Garaje Beat Club, ES
Wed 01 Nov 2017 – Madrid @ Sala Caracol, ES
Fri 03 Nov 2017 – Niort @ L’Alternateur, FR
Sat 04 Nov 2017 – St Germain En Laye @ La Clef, FR
Sun 05 Nov 2017 – Haarlem @ Patronaat, NL
Mon 06 Nov 2017 – Sint-Niklaas @ De Casino, BEL
Wed 08 Nov 2017 – Norwich @ Waterfront, UK
Thu 09 Nov 2017 – Nottingham @ Rescue Rooms, UK
Fri 10 Nov 2017 – Bristol @ Thekla, UK
Sat 11 Nov 2017 – Birmingham @ Academy 2, UK
Sun 12 Nov 2017 – Portsmouth @ Wedgewood Rooms, UK
Mon 13 Nov 2017 – Stoke @ Sugarmill, UK
Tue 14 Nov 2017 – Glasgow @ Classic Grand, UK
Wed 15 Nov 2017 – Leeds @ Key Club, UK
Thu 16 Nov 2017 – Manchester @ Academy 3, UK
Fri 17 Nov 2017 – London @ Underworld, UK

*Venom Prison – UK dates only.

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Kamelot Announces North American Tour With Delain And Battle Beast

Kamelot will return to North American in April/May 2018 to support an upcoming release on Napalm Records. This tour and album serve as the follow-up to the band’s highest charting album worldwide “Haven.”

The new offering will be released in early 2018 and the corresponding tour will feature the biggest production and package in Kamelot history. The tour will venture North and into Canada before extending through the Midwest, ultimately reaching the West Coast before circling back to the South, capping it off with a huge Orlando and Fort Lauderdale finale.

Joining Kamelot on tour will be special guest Delain from The Netherlands. Rounding off the package for a metallic triple punch is Finland’s own Battle Beast.

4/16/18: Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
4/17/18: Charlotte, NC @ Filmore Underground
4/18/18: Silver Springs, MD @ The Filmore
4/20/18: New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
4/22/18: Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
4/23/18: Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
4/25/18: Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
4/26/18: Pittsburgh, PA @ Carnegie Music Hall
4/27/18: Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
4/28/18: Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze
4/29/18: Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
5/1/18: Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater
5/2/18: Salt Lake City, UT @ Complex
5/4/18: San Jose, CA @ City National Civic
5/5/18: Anaheim, CA @ Grove Anaheim
5/6/18: Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theater
5/8/18: Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
5/9/18: Houston, TX @ House of Blues
5/11/18: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
5/12/18: Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
5/13/18: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution

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Ultimatum Re-Issuing “Puppet Of Destruction” On Vinyl

Roxx Records will be re-releasing a classic Ultimatum album on vinyl, with the label issuing this statement:

“Please join us as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of this seminal underground Christian thrash album entitled ‘Puppet of Destruction!’ Yes that’s right we are proudly releasing a limited edition vinyl pressing of the album from Ultimatum which is actually the band’s second full-length studio release.

“Originally recorded in 1997 and released in 1998 via Rowe Productions the album was well received but the band was never quite happy with that original releases master and mix. So Roxx Records would go on to remaster and reissue ‘Puppet of Destruction’ on CD to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the release. Now as we approach the 20th anniversary of this album Roxx has spared no expense making this release extra special for the fans and the band as we celebrate Ultimatum and their ‘Puppet of Destruction’ with its first ever VINYL release!

“This limited edition pressing of only 150 hand numbered copies is on a very cool green and black swirl vinyl, with full color center rings. The artwork was reimagined and reworked by Scott Waters (No Life til Metal/Roxx Records) and each pressing comes with an enclosed limited edition 11 x 17 poster with new artwork designed by Andy Borders to celebrate the 20th anniversary!

“Also in honor of this anniversary we have printed a very special run of the ‘Live Through The Years’ DVD that was originally only released as a part of the limited edition box set which has been sold out for years. This is your chance to get a copy of that DVD as part of a vinyl package or as a stand-alone DVD. The DVD features a live performance in California from the Up From The Ashes 3 festival as well as a host of other videos and performances jam packed in to one DVD. Even more we have a VERY limited number of a special print of the ‘Puppet of Destruction’ poster artwork on a limited edition t shirt. There is a VERY limited amount of these and they will be a part of the Ultimate Puppet Package and when they are gone so is this package.

“The Ultimatum Ultimate package will include everything above including a copy of the remastered and expanded CD which we only have 50 copies remaining of before being completely sold out as well.”

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First Fragment Comments On Upcoming Tour With Vale Of Pnath, Virvum

Montreal-based neoclassical tech death collective First Fragment is pleased to announce the band’s first ever U.S. tour supporting Vale Of Pnath.

The month-long journey will commence on September 29th in Chicago, Illinois and run through October 26th in Denver, Colorado. Additional support will be provided by Virvum.

Comments guitarist/vocalist Phil Tougas, “Next September will mark the band’s 10th anniversary and to celebrate, we will be touring in America for the very first time. We have come a very long way since then. We are very excited to embark on such a journey along with two of the most promising bands in the technical metal scene as this package is a must-see for every self-respecting fan of the genre. See you on the road!”

First Fragment w/ Vale Of Pnath, Virvum:
9/29/2017 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
9/30/2017 Cure Lounge – Louisville, KY
10/02/2017 The Foundry – Lakewood, OH
10/03/2017 Sharkey’s – Liverpool, NY
10/05/2017 Bungalow – Manchester, NH
10/07/2017 The Fire – Philadelphia, PA
10/08/2017 Gold Sounds – Brooklyn, NY
10/10/2017 The Sidebar – Baltimore, MD
10/11/2017 Riffhouse Pub – Chesapeake, VA
10/12/2017 The Drunk Horse Pub – Fayetteville, NC
10/13/2017 The East Room – Nashville, TN
10/14/2017 The Noise Box – Brandon, FL
10/15/2017 Haven Lounge – Orlando, FL
10/16/2017 The Iron Heights – Augusta, GA
10/17/2017 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
10/18/2017 Zeppelins – Biloxi, MS
10/19/2017 Bushnookies – Shreveport, LA
10/20/2017 White Swan – Houston, TX
10/21/2017 Grizzly Hall – Austin, TX
10/22/2017 The Rail Club – Fort Worth, TX
10/23/2017 The Vanguard – Tulsa, OK
10/24/2017 Tribal Asylum – Amarillo, TX
10/25/2017 Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
10/26/2017 Streets Of London – Denver, CO

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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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Vader, Immolation & Monument Of Misanthropy Set For European/UK Tour

Massive Music proudly announces the 2nd leg of the upcoming Vader “Rise Of The Empire – European Tour 2017”, with Immolation and Monument Of Misanthropy as support acts. More support acts will be confirmed soon.

Catch this killer tour package on the following dates below:

01.04.2017 (PL) – Szczecin/Slowianin
02.04.2017 (D) – Leipzig/Hellraiser
04.04.2017 (B) – Kortrijk / De Kreun
05.04.2017 (Hol) – Nijmegen/Doornroosje
06.04.2017 (Hol) – Amstelveen/P60
07.04.2017 (D) – Rheine / Hypothalamus
08.04.2017 (Den) – Arhus / Royal Metal Festival
09.04.2017 (D) – Flensburg / Roxy
11.04.2017 (UK) – Manchester / Rebellion
12.04.2017 (IRL) – Dublin / Voodoo Lounge
13.04.2017 (SCT) – Glasgow / Audio
14.04.2017 (UK) – London / The Underworld
15.04.2017 (UK) – Bristol / Bristol Deathfest
16.04.2017 (UK) – Brighton / MammothFest
18.04.2017 (A) – Wien / Metal Corner
19.04.2017 (CZ) – Brno / Melodka
20.04.2017 (SK) – Kosice / Colloseum
22.04.2017 (POL) – Katowice / Metalmania Festival (only VADER!)

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