Twelve Foot Ninja Announces U.S. Tour Dates With In This Moment

Australia’s Twelve Foot Ninja will join America’s In This Moment on a U.S. tour this Fall and Winter.

With 30 dates confirmed, Twelve Foot Ninja will be on the road supporting the recent stateside re-release of debut album “Silent Machine” (Volkanik Music). Earlier this year, the band took home the prestigious “Best New Talent” award at the sixth annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards.

In conjunction with the album re-release (featuring two acoustic bonus tracks), the band has bundled a special edition of “Silent Machine” with a 72-page full-color companion comic book containing 12 individual narratives inspired by the 12 songs, created by comic artist Keith Draws.

The story chronicles a ninja’s mission to restore balance in a world headed toward a self-inflicted apocalypse. The special edition CD/comic book bundle can now be purchased at this location.

Oct-26 Reno, NV Knitting Factory
Oct-28 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
Oct-30 Seattle, WA Moore Theatre
Oct-31 Garden City, ID Revolution Concert House
Nov-01 Salt Lake City, UT In the Venue
Nov-02 Denver, CO Fillmore
Nov-04 Omaha, NE Sokol Auditorium
Nov-07 Springfield, MO Gillioz
Nov-08 Peoria , IL Limelight
Nov-09 Chicago, IL House of Blues
Nov-12 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
Nov-15 Columbus, OH LC Pavilion
Nov-17 Silver Spring, MD Fillmore
Nov-21 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
Nov-22 Stroudsburg, PA Sherman Theater
Nov-23 Lancaster, PA Freedom Hall
Nov-25 Cincinnati, OH Bogart’s
Nov-26 Detroit, MI The Fillmore
Nov-28 St. Paul, MN Myth Live
Nov-29 Clive, IA Lazer 103.3 Lazerfest
Dec-02 Houston, TX House of Blues
Dec-04 Abilene, TX Civic Center
Dec-05 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Amphitheater
Dec-06 Pharr, TX Pharr Entertainment Center
Dec-08 Dallas, TX House of Blues
Dec-09 Tulsa, OK Club Brady
Dec-10 San Antonio, TX 210 Kapones Live
Dec-11 Lubbock, TX Lonestar Pavilion
Dec-13 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
Dec-14 San Diego, CA House of Blues

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Black Label Society Announces New Tour Dates With Wovenwar

With the Revolver Golden Gods Tour coming to a close at the end of next week, Black Label Society has announced a new batch of dates in support of latest LP “Catacombs of the Black Vatican.”

Tour dates will kick off in Cincinnati, Ohio at the famed Bogart’s venue and run through the first week of August with Wovenwar and Kyng supporting.

Earlier this month, Black Label Society made its network television debut by performing current single “Angel of Mercy” on Late Night with Seth Meyers. The episode featuring the performance will re-air tonight at 12:35/11:35c on NBC.

Jul 17 Bogart’s Cincinnati, OH
Jul 18 House of Blues Cleveland Cleveland, OH
Jul 19 Rock USA Oshkosh, WI
Jul 24 The Orange Peel Asheville, NC
Jul 25 Center Stage Theatre Atlanta, GA
Jul 26 Soul Kitchen Mobile, AL
Jul 29 Pops Sauget, IL
Jul 30 Vogue Theatre Indianapolis, IN
Aug 01 Emo’s Austin, TX
Aug 02 Lonestar Pavilion Lubbock, TX
Aug 03 Tricky Falls El Paso, TX
Aug 04 Sunshine Theater Albuquerque, NM

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Zakk Wylde Recovers Stolen Gibson Guitar

On March 14th, Zakk Wylde’s Pelham Blue Bullseye Gibson LP Custom Guitar was stolen from his tour bus in Chicago during the Experience Hendrix show at the Chicago Theater. It recently turned up at Royal Pawn, a Chicago area pawn shop that is the setting of truTV’s Hardcore Pawn reality TV show, and has now been recovered.

Black Label Society has been announced as the musical guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Tuesday, May 6th. The band will perform “Angel of Mercy” from the recently released album “Catacombs of the Black Vatican” (reviewed here).

Zakk recently took part in the Revolver Golden Gods awards, paying tribute to long time friend Dimebag Darrel by performing “In This River.”

Catch Zakk Wylde on tour with Black Label Society, and special guests Down, at the following shows:

5/4 – Silver Spring, MD – Fillmore
5/5 – Clifton Park, NY (Albany) – Northern Lights
5/7 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
5/8 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
5/9 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
5/10 – New York, NY – Best Buy Theater
5/12 – Norfolk, VA – Norva
5/13 – Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
5/15 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
5/17 – Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s
5/19 – Sioux Falls, SD – The District
5/20 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
5/21 – St. Paul, MN (Minneapolis) – Myth
5/23 – Grand Prairie, TX (Dallas) – Verizon Theater
5/27 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
5/28 – Houston, TX – House of Blues

6/1 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theater
6/2 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex – Rockwell
6/4 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theater
6/5 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
6/6 – San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom
6/7 – Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theater

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Wovenwar Video Interview Available From The Revolver Golden Gods

On the black carpet of the Revolver Golden Gods last week, Metal Injection spoke to the members of Wovenwar, the band that arose from the ashes of As I Lay Dying with Oh, Sleeper frontman Shane Blay.

Check out the video interview below, and you can also hear the band’s first single “All Rise” over at this location. Wovenwar’s upcoming self-titled debut is due out in late Summer 2014.

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Brand New Slayer Song, Band Forms Own Label Imprint‏

Last night at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, Slayer surprised the capacity crowd with an unannounced performance, kicking off the show with a three-song set that included the global premiere of “Implode,” the band’s first new studio recording in five years. Later this year, the two-time Grammy-winning […]

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Ace Frehley Announces New Solo Album “Space Invader”

2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Ace Frehley will release “Space Invader,” his first new solo album in five years, via Entertainment One Music on June 24th, 2014.

The album will include nine brand new original songs as well as a cover of Steve Miller’s “The Joker.” Frehley comments:

“Life on Earth has been very good to me, and the body of work I’ve created over the years has withstood the test of time. Today I see no obstacles before me and my creativity has never been more fine tuned. Growing up in an Alien world has enhanced my senses and allowed me to succeed where others would have failed. The best is yet to come!”

Ace Frehley will participate in the 2014 Revolver Golden Gods show by presenting the Dimebag Darrell “Best Guitarist” Award alongside label-mate Zakk Wylde. The awards show will take place on April 23rd, 2014 at the Club Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.

Frehley adds: “It’s exciting to finally be part of the Golden Gods, awards and an honor to be part of any Dimebag memorial award. He was a friend, and I know everyone misses him, as do I.”

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Down To Support Black Label Society On Revolver Golden Gods Tour

Black Label Society is extremely excited to have the mighty Down join on as direct support for a select portion of “The Revolver Golden Gods” tour across North America.

Down will only be on a select portion of the tour starting May 2nd through May 23rd. See below for a list of all tour dates. Tickets are on sale now and for all additional information stay tuned to the Black Label Society Facebook profile.

Black Label Society’s new album “Catacombs of the Black Vatican” is due out on April 8th via eOne Recordings.

Fri/May-02 Birmingham, AL @ Iron City
Sun/May-04 Silver Spring, MD @ Fillmore
Mon/May-05 Clifton Park, NY (Albany) @ Northern Lights
Wed/May-07 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
Thu/May-08 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Fri/May-09 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Sat/May-10 New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater
Mon/May-12 Norfolk, VA @ Norva
Tue/May-13 Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater
Thu/May-15 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
Sat/May-17 Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere’s
Mon/May-19 Sioux Falls, SD @ The District
Tue/May-20 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
Wed/May-21 St. Paul, MN (Minneapolis) @ Myth
Fri/May-23 Grand Prairie, TX (Dallas) @ Verizon Theater

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Details Revealed For Revolver Golden Gods 2013 Awards Ceremony

Check out the new commercial available below for the 2013 Golden Gods Awards, featuring Chris Jericho, Scott Ian, Zakk Wylde, Lzzy Hale, John 5 and other metal and hard rock luminaries.

The sold-out Fifth Annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards show is set for Thursday May 2nd, at Club Nokia in Los Angeles and will feature a live performance from Metallica, who will also receive the “Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement” Award.

Click here for more info about the 2013 Revolver Golden Gods Awards.

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Slayer Reportedly To Release New EP By This Summer

While on the black carpet of the Revolver Golden Gods Awards, Metal Injection had a chance to speak with PHILM, the side project of Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo.

At the end of the conversation, Lombardo was asked when we could expect new music from Slayer and Dave confirmed that there will be an EP of Slayer tunes out before the band hits the road this summer with the Rockstar Mayhem Festival.

The interview can be seen here or in the player below.

Pantera To Unveil New Music Video For Unreleased Song, "Piss"

Pantera has announced via their official Facebook page that the band plans to release a new music video for the unreleased track “Piss,” off the “Vulgar Display Of Power” recording sessions. The band will premiere the song at the Revolver Golden Gods award show in celebration of the 20th anniversary of “Vulgar Display of Power”. The music video will be the first from the band in twelve years.

PANTERA drummer Vinnie Paul commented, “‘Piss’ is the only unheard complete Pantera track in existence. It was recorded at the same time as Vulgar Display of Power and it’s 100 percent Pantera with attitude and our signature groove! After mixing it, I can’t believe it didn’t make the record! So it’s 2012 and 20 years later and new Pantera music has been delivered. Cheers!”

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