Archspire, First Fragment, The Kennedy Veil & Sarah Longfield Announce Canadian Tour

Archspire, First Fragment, The Kennedy Veil and Sarah Longfield announce a Canadian ‘Tech Trek III Tour‘. Below’s where the trek will hit:

07/13 Armstrong, BC – Armstrong Metalfest (no First Fragment)
07/14 Edmonton, AB – Temple (no First Fragment)
07/17 Regina, SK – The Exchange (no First Fragment)
07/19 Rouyn-Noranda, QC – Scène Évolu-Son
07/20 Ottawa, ON – Maverick’s
07/21 Trois-Rivieres, QC – Rock Café Le Stage
07/23 Halifax, NS – Sniggly Wiggly’s
07/24 Moncton, NB – Le Caveau
07/25 Jonquiere, QC – Salle Le-4 Barils
07/27 Montreal, QC – TBD
07/28 Quebec City, QC – Source de la Martinière
07/29 Toronto, ON – Hard Luck Bar
07/30 North Bay, ON – The Summit
08/01 Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre (no First Fragment)
08/02 Saskatoon, SK – Black Cat Tavern (no First Fragment)
08/03 Drumheller, AB – Loud as Hell Festival (no First Fragment)
08/05 Vancouver, BC – Astoria (no First Fragment)

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Exmortus, The Absence, Hatchet, Etc. Announce Summer Tour

Exmortus will release their new effort “The Sound Of Steel” on June 08th via Prosthetic Records. To support this new release the group will be headlining ‘The Summer Of Steel Tour“, which will find them joined by The Absence, Hatchet & Novareign. Immortal Guardian, Black Fast and Micawber will perform on select dates.

06/28 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick (Exmortus only)
06/29 Tucson, AZ – The Rock (Exmortus only)
06/30 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad (Exmortus only)

With The Absence, Hatchet, Novareign & Immortal Guardian:

07/01 Tulsa, OK – The Shrine
07/02 Fort Worth, TX – Rail Club
07/03 Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live

With The Absence, Hatchet, Novareign & Black Fast:

07/05 Tampa, FL – Crowbar
07/07 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
07/08 Richmond, VA – Canal Club (no Black Fast)
07/09 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz

Exmortus, The Absence, Hatchet, Novareign:

07/10 Brooklyn, NY – St. Vitus
07/12 Quebec City, QC – Source de le Martinere
07/13 Toronto, ON – Hard Luck Bar
07/15 Joliet, IL – The Forge (feat. Micawber)
07/17 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room (feat. Micawber)
07/18 Denver, CO – Roxy Theater
07/19 Salt Lake City, UT – Club X
07/20 Boise, ID – The Shredder
07/22 Seattle, WA – Club SUR
07/23 Portland, OR – Twilight Cafe & Bar
07/24 Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House

Exmortus also have a June 07th show booked at The Whisky in Hollywood, CA with Kataklysm.

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Exmortus, The Absence, Hatchet, Etc. Announce Summer Tour

Exmortus will release their new effort “The Sound Of Steel” on June 08th via Prosthetic Records. To support this new release the group will be headlining ‘The Summer Of Steel Tour“, which will find them joined by The Absence, Hatchet & Novareign. Immortal Guardian, Black Fast and Micawber will perform on select dates.

06/28 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick (Exmortus only)
06/29 Tucson, AZ – The Rock (Exmortus only)
06/30 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad (Exmortus only)

With The Absence, Hatchet, Novareign & Immortal Guardian:

07/01 Tulsa, OK – The Shrine
07/02 Fort Worth, TX – Rail Club
07/03 Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live

With The Absence, Hatchet, Novareign & Black Fast:

07/05 Tampa, FL – Crowbar
07/07 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
07/08 Richmond, VA – Canal Club (no Black Fast)
07/09 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz

Exmortus, The Absence, Hatchet, Novareign:

07/10 Brooklyn, NY – St. Vitus
07/12 Quebec City, QC – Source de le Martinere
07/13 Toronto, ON – Hard Luck Bar
07/15 Joliet, IL – The Forge (feat. Micawber)
07/17 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room (feat. Micawber)
07/18 Denver, CO – Roxy Theater
07/19 Salt Lake City, UT – Club X
07/20 Boise, ID – The Shredder
07/22 Seattle, WA – Club SUR
07/23 Portland, OR – Twilight Cafe & Bar
07/24 Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House

Exmortus also have a June 07th show booked at The Whisky in Hollywood, CA with Kataklysm.

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Rivers of Nihil announces Reddit AMA for tonight (May 9th) at 6PM PST//9PM EST

– May 9th, 2018 –

Tonight (May 9th), Rivers of Nihil will kick off a Reddit AMA at 6PM PST//9PM EST at reddit.com/r/progmetal. Fans are welcome to join and ask Brody Uttley (Guitar) and Adam Biggs (Bass/Vocals) questions throughout the night!

The band has also launched a new video for the making of their recently released album, Where Owls Know My Name, to coincide with this AMA, which can be viewed at: youtube.com/watch?v=0B0YGFzE2zg

Where Owls Know My Name debuted on the Billboard and Canadian music charts upon its release: #3 Top New Artist Albums (Billboard / USA), #9 Current Hard Music Albums (Billboard / USA), #57 Top 200 Current Albums (Billboard / USA), #61 Top 200 Albums (Billboard / USA), #50 Top 200 Chart (Canada), #10 Top Hard Music Charts (Canada). Named “one of the best progressive death metal albums in years” (HeavyBlogIsHeavy.com) and one of “2018′s Best Metal Albums…So Far” (Loudwire.com), Where Owls Know My Name can be previewed and purchased at: metalblade.com/riversofnihil

This summer, Rivers of Nihil will head back out on the road for a headlining Canadian trek (plus select USA shows) with Alterbeast and Inferi. See below for all dates!

Rivers of Nihil tour dates
w/ Alterbeast, Inferi

June 28 – Portland, ME – Geno’s Rock Club
June 29 – Halifax, NS – Oasis
June 30 – Moncton, NB – Bar Le Coude
July 1 – Quebec City, QC – L’atni Bar
July 3 – Montreal, QC – Piranha Bar
July 4 – Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
July 5 – Toronto, ON – Rockpile West
July 6 – Sault St. Marie, ON – Rockstar Bar
July 7 – Thunder Bay, ON – Crocks
July 8 – Winnipeg, MB – The Park Theatre
July 9 – Saskatoon, SK – Louis Pub
July 10 – Edmonton, AB – Temple (Starlite)
July 11 – Calgary, AB – Dickens
July 12 – Regina, SK – Cloud 9
July 13 – Fargo, ND – The Aquarium
July 14 – St. Cloud, MN – Amsterdam Bar
July 15 – Milwaukee, WI – The Miramar Theatre
July 16 – Toledo, OH – Frankie’s Inner City
July 17 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Stage At Karma
July 18 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus Bar
July 19 – Reading, PA – Reverb *
*=Rivers of Nihil only

Rivers of Nihil line-up:
Jake Dieffenbach – Vocals
Brody Uttley – Guitar
Jon Topore – Guitar
Adam Biggs – Bass/Vocals
Jared Klein – Drums

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Judas Priest & Deep Purple Co-Headlining Summer North American Tour Announced

Deep Purple and Judas Priest announce a North American summer co-headlining tour which will see them out across the United States and Canada kickking off in August. Dates for that trek include:

08/21 Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
08/22 Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/24 Detroit, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
08/25 Mt. Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort
08/27 Hamilton, ON – FirstOntario Centre
08/29 Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
08/30 Quebec City, QC – Centre Videotron
09/01 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
09/02 Bethel Woods, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
09/05 Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
09/06 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
09/08 Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
09/09 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
09/11 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
09/12 Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place
09/14 Atlanta, GA – Verizon Amphitheatre
09/16 Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum
09/18 Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre
09/20 Welch, MN – Treasure Island Casino
09/21 Council Bluffs, IA – Harrah’s Council Bluffs
09/23 Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
09/26 San Diego, CA – Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
09/27 Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
09/29 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
09/30 Wheatland, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre

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Rivers of Nihil announces Canadian headlining tour (plus select USA shows) with Alterbeast, Inferi

– April 19th, 2018 –

Currently wrapping up their stateside tour with Dying Fetus, Thy Art Is Murder, Enterprise Earth, and Sanction, Rivers of Nihil is ready to head back out on the road again in June/July – this time, headlining a Canadian trek (plus select USA shows) with Alterbeast and Inferi. See below for all dates!

Rivers of Nihil will be touring in support of their new album, Where Owls Know My Name, which debuted on the Billboard and Canadian music charts upon its release: #3 Top New Artist Albums (Billboard / USA), #9 Current Hard Music Albums (Billboard / USA), #57 Top 200 Current Albums (Billboard / USA), #61 Top 200 Albums (Billboard / USA), #50 Top 200 Chart (Canada), #10 Top Hard Music Charts (Canada). Named “one of the best progressive death metal albums in years” (HeavyBlogIsHeavy.com) and one of “2018′s Best Metal Albums…So Far” (Loudwire.com), Where Owls Know My Name can be previewed and purchased at: metalblade.com/riversofnihil

Rivers of Nihil tour dates
w/ Alterbeast, Inferi

June 28 – Portland, ME – Geno’s Rock Club
June 29 – Halifax, NS – Oasis
June 30 – Moncton, NB – Bar Le Coude
July 1 – Quebec City, QC – L’atni Bar
July 3 – Montreal, QC – Piranha Bar
July 4 – Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
July 5 – Toronto, ON – Rockpile West
July 6 – Sault St. Marie, ON – Rockstar Bar
July 7 – Thunder Bay, ON – Crocks
July 8 – Winnipeg, MB – The Park Theatre
July 9 – Saskatoon, SK – Louis Pub
July 10 – Edmonton, AB – Temple (Starlite)
July 11 – Calgary, AB – Dickens
July 12 – Regina, SK – Cloud 9
July 13 – Fargo, ND – The Aquarium
July 14 – St. Cloud, MN – Amsterdam Bar
July 15 – Milwaukee, WI – The Miramar Theatre
July 16 – Toledo, OH – Frankie’s Inner City
July 17 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Stage At Karma
July 18 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus Bar
July 19 – Reading, PA – Reverb *
*=Rivers of Nihil only

Rivers of Nihil line-up:
Jake Dieffenbach – Vocals
Brody Uttley – Guitar
Jon Topore – Guitar
Adam Biggs – Bass/Vocals
Jared Klein – Drums

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Neck of the Woods Announce Updated North American Tour Dates

Vancouver, BC’s progressive tech death metallers Neck of the Woods have issued an update of North American tour dates in support of their debut album “The Passenger” released last September via Basick Records. The debut album was recorded at Rain City Recorders and produced by Stu McKillop and the band, with art direction by vocalist Jeff Radomsky and layout design by Kevin Moore at Soft Surrogate. The nine-track offering truly captures the band’s crushing blend of progressive, death-inspired, technical, and groove-laden metal.

Guitarist Dave Carr comments: “We can’t wait to hit the road and make some new friends. Being from Ontario myself, I’m personally very excited to bring this band back to where I grew up and play the circuit. This is a huge opportunity to get our music out to a whole new fan base, especially with the US dates. We’re ready to hit the road and show everyone what NOTW is all about!”

Vocalist Jeff Radomsky adds: “We’re all looking forward to playing for a ton of new audiences across Canada and the Eastern U.S.. We’ll be branching into so many new areas, most of which I’ve never traveled to! Save the date, this tour will be one you won’t forget!”

“The Passenger” is available digitally through Basick Records and on physical CD through the band’s Bandcamp page.

Music Video – “You’ll Always Look The Same To Me”:

Here are the latest Neck of the Woods North American Tour Dates:

April 12 – Seattle, WA – Funhouse
April 13 – Tacoma, WA – Real Art
April 14 – Olympia, WA – McCoy’s Tavern
April 20 – Regina, SK – The German Club
April 21 – Winnipeg, MB – The Windsor Hotel
April 22 – Thunder Bay, ON – Black Pirates Pub
April 25 – Sault Ste. Marie, ON – TBA
April 26 – North Bay, ON – White Water Gallery
April 27 – Guelph, ON – Dstrct
April 28 – Toronto, ON – Coalition
April 29 – Windsor, ON – Windsor Beer Exchange
May 2 – Owen Sound, ON – The H2O Lounge
May 3 – Ottawa, ON – Cafe Dekcuf
May 4 – Montreal, QC – Piranha Bar
May 5 – Drummondville, QC – Pub Hariot
May 6 – Quebec City, QC – TBA
May 8 – Manchester, NH – Bungalow Bar
May 9 – Brooklyn, NY – Gold Sound
May 10 – Lemoyne, PA – The Champ
May 11 – Detroit, MI – The Ritz
May 12 – Peoria, IL – The Rail II
May 13 – Barrington, IL – Penny Road Pub
May 14 – Beach Park, IL – Hattrix
May 15 – Minneapolis, MN – Opinion Brew Co.
May 17 – Saskatoon, SK – Black Cat Tavern
May 18 – Edmonton , AB – The Starlite Room
May 19 – Red Deer, AB – The Vat
May 20 – Calgary, AB – Broken City

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Tombs announces tour dates supporting Bloodbath, headlining dates with Barishi

– March 13th, 2018 –

After releasing their fourth full-length, The Grand Annihilation, last year, Tombs is now heading back out on the road again in support of it, this time joining Bloodbath on select dates, before headlining a few shows with Barishi. See below for all upcoming dates!

Tombs tour dates
May 25 – New Brunswick, NJ – Court Tavern
May 26 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall *
May 27 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza *
May 28 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theater *
May 29 – Montreal, QC – Corona *
May 30 – Quebec City, QC – L’Anti Bar & Spectacles +
May 31 – Brattleboro, VT – The Stone Church +
June 1 – Portland, ME – Geno’s Rock Club +
*=supporting Bloodbath
+=with Barishi

While every track on The Grand Annihilation stands separate from those around it, it is still a cohesive collection, and at no point do the stylistic twists and turns undermine its coherence. The blasting, scathing yet melodic black metal savagery of opener “Black Sun Horizon” and “Way Of The Storm” are very much built to destroy, while wielding a poignancy that is undeniable – both of which stand in strong contrast to the uncomfortable post-punk squall of “Underneath” that showcases front-man Mike Hill’s Nick Cave/Ian Curtis-esque singing voice, while the likes of the throbbing “Saturnalian” and unnerving tribal thunder of “Walk With Me In Nightmares” stand in categories all of their own.

To preview and purchase The Grand Annihilation, please visit: metalblade.com/tombs

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Silent Planet Wrap Up New Album Recording Sessions

Tracking sessions have wrapped for Silent Planet‘s third full-length album scheduled for release later in the year. The band confirmed the news recently via social Facebook.

Silent Planet are currently out on tour with The Contortionist and more on this North American run:

03/06 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
03/07 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
03/09 Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
03/10 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
03/13 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
03/15 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s Sports Cafe
03/16 San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall
03/17 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar And Grill
03/18 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
03/19 Springfield, MO – The Outland Ballroom
03/20 Nashville, TN – Exit/In
03/21 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade – Heaven
03/23 Lake Park, FL – Kelsey Theater
03/24 Orlando, FL – The Abbey
03/25 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
03/27 Greensboro, NC – Arizona Pete’s
03/29 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Sound Stage
03/30 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
03/31 Montreal, QC – La Tulipe
04/01 Quebec City, QC – Salle Multi
04/03 Toronto, ON – The Velvet Underground
04/04 London, ON – Rum Runners
04/05 Lansing, MI – The Loft
04/06 Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe

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Ingested Announce Tour With Bodysnatcher & Signs Of The Swarm

Ingested announce an upcoming North American headlining tour with Bodysnatcher and Signs Of The Swarm as support bands. Ingested will be touring in support of their new album “The Level Above Human“, out April 27th on Unique Leader. Check out all dates below:

04/26 Little Rock, AR – Vino’s
04/27 Tulsa, OK – Vanguard
04/28 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
04/29 Midlothian, IL – Cheers Live Music Venue
05/01 Peoria, IL – Rail II
05/02 St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar
05/03 Omaha, NE – Lookout Lounge
05/04 Wichita, KS – Rock Island Live
05/05 Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
05/06 Pocatello, ID – Elks Lodge #674
05/07 Boise, ID – The Shredder
05/09 Calgary, AB – Dickens
05/10 Edmonton, AB – Brixx
05/11 Saskatoon, SK – Vangelis
05/12 Winnipeg, MB – Good Luck Social Club
05/13 Thunder Bay, ON – Crooks
05/15 Toronto, ON – Rockpile West
05/16 Kingston, ON – Overtime Sports Bar
05/17 Quebec, QC – L’Anti Bar
05/18 Moncton, NB – Le Coude
05/19 Halifax, NS – Gus’ Pub
05/20 Rimouski, QC – Le Match
05/22 Manchester, NH – Bungalow
05/23 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
05/24 Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge

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