Rituals Of The Oak Releases New Album

Female-fronted Australian doom band Rituals Of The Oak has just released its new album, “Come Taste the Doom.” This five-track album marks the second release for the Sydney band, its first being a 2009 demo. The tracklisting of the CD is as follows, with a video upload of the track “Here” following after the jump. Rituals of the Oak plans to release it on vinyl sometime in February or March. Check out the band’s blogspot for more information.

1. Here
2. The Horla
3. On the Sixth Moon
4. Serpentine Tongues
5. All Wells Are Poisoned

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Band Gears Up For Australia Tour

(New York, NY) – Grammy-nominated metal act Shadows Fall will hit the road for a string of headlining tour dates this February where they will play intimate warm up shows in select cities this February. The band will then head to Australia for Soundwave 2012 (full tour dates below).

Shadows Fall has just wrapped recording their seventh official studio album at Zing Studios. Slated for a late spring 2012 release, the new record reunites the band with long-time friend, producer/engineer and Killswitch Engage/Times Of Grace guitarist, Adam Dutkiewicz. Adam D., who has previously helmed the boards on albums for All That Remains, As I Lay Dying, Unearth, The Devil Wears Prada, and Every Time I Die, is also intimately involved in the writing of the new Shadows Fall material.

Shadows Fall tour dates are as follows:

HEADLINING SHOWS

Feb 16 – Rochester, NY – Montage

Feb 17 – Syracuse, NY – Station 58

Feb 18 – Clifton Park, NY – Trickshots

Feb 19 – Turners Falls, MA – Shea Theatre

SOUNDWAVE 2012

Feb 25 – Brisbane, AUS – Soundwave

Feb 26 – Sydney, AUS – Soundwave

Feb 28 – Melbourne, AUS – The Palace (Sidewave w/Machine Head, Chimaira, Times of Grace)

Feb 29 – Sydney, AUS – UNSW Roundhouse (Sidewave w/Machine Head, Chimaira, Times of Grace)

Mar 2 – Melbourne, AUS – Soundwave

Mar 3 – Adelaide, AUS – Soundwave

Mar 5 – Perth, AUS – Soundwave

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Circles Posts Studio Video Diary Online

Melbourne based Circles has posted an 8 minute video diary from the current Eye Embedded tour exclusively on Terrorizer TV. The band is taking its brand of catchy, modern metal to the road in a string of dates across the east coast of Australia, which sees the group playing this weekend in Sydney before heading to Brisbane on February 3rd. View part one of the tour diary here.

Circles recently announced a second Australian tour with Twelve Foot Ninja and Jericco taking place in March on the national “Swarm Tour.” Details are as follows:

Mar 1 – The Basement, Canberra
Mar 2 – The Patch, Wollongong
Mar 3 – The Annandale, Sydney
Mar 10 – Enigma Bar, Adelaide
Mar 24 – Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne
Mar 29 – Mac’s Hotel, Melton
Mar 30 – Ferntree Gully Hotel, Ferntree Gully
Mar 31 – Pelly Bar, Frankston

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Lynchmada To Support Cavalera Conspiracy In Australia

Brisbane crushers Lynchmada will dominate stages across the country as main support on The Cavalera Conspiracy for the band’s January/February Australian tour dates.

Lynchmada is touring in support of the band’s new album “To The Earth,” which was released through Truth Inc. Records. The band also recently unveiled another new song, “Blackout”, which is being premiered exclusively via Hails And Horns Magazine here.

The upcoming tour dates are as follows:

JAN 24 – Newcastle, AU @ Panthers
JAN 26 – Canberra, AU @ Anu Bar
JAN 28 – Sydney, AU @ Metro Theatre
FEB 01 – Melbourne, AU @ Billboard
FEB 06 – Brisbane, AU @ The Hi Fi

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Scott Kelly Announces More Acoustic Tour Dates

In an ongoing stream of tour announcements over recent weeks, Neurosis/Shrinebuilder frontman Scott Kelly has just confirmed another run of American solo acoustic performances to take place this winter.

Scott Kelly’s Western U.S. tour is currently underway alongside Bob Wayne and Jay Munly. Following the tour, Kelly will play a one-off show in Chicago the first week of the year alongside Bruce Lamont, followed by his first tour of Australia and New Zealand as a solo artist this February with direct support from John Baizley (Baroness).

The newly-confirmed tour will take place immediately upon Kelly’s return from his stint in Australia and New Zealand, with 22 new dates now confirmed, kicking off in Atlanta on February 15th and running a clockwise swath through the Southeast, Midwest and East Coast into mid-March. For this tour the solo talents of Eugene S. Robinson (Oxbow) will serve as support for Scott Kelly on all dates.

Upcoming dates are as follows:

Scott Kelly Western U.S. Tour w/ Jay Munly, Bob Wayne

12/07/2011 Club Congress – Tucson, AZ
12/08/2011 Bar Pink – San Diego, CA
12/09/2011 Juke Joint – Anaheim, CA
12/10/2011 Echo – Los Angeles, CA
12/11/2011 Alex’s Bar – Long Beach, CA
12/13/2011 Fulton 55 – Fresno, CA
12/14/2011 The New Parish – Oakland, CA
12/15/2011 Brick and Mortar – San Francisco, CA
12/16/2011 Crepe Place – Santa Cruz, CA

Scott Kelly Solo Headlining Show:

1/04/2012 Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL w/ Bruce Lamont

Scott Kelly New Zealand/Australian Tour w/ John Baizely

2/02/2012 King’s Arms – Auckland
2/03/2012 SF Bath House – Wellington
2/04/2011 The Civic – Perth
2/05/2012 Fowlers Live – Adelaide
2/06/2012 The National Hotel – Geelong
2/08/2012 ANU – Canberra
2/09/2012 The Zoo – Brisbane
2/10/2012 Corner Hotel – Melbourne
2/11/2012 Manning Bar – Sydney
2/12/2012 The Brisbane Hotel – Hobart

Scott Kelly American Winter Tour w/ Eugene S. Robinson:

2/15/2012 The 529 – Atlanta, GA
2/16/2012 The End – Nashville, TN
2/17/2012 Downtown Music Hall – Little Rock, AR w/ Iron Tongue
2/18/2012 La Grange – Dallas, TX
2/19/2012 Mohawk – Austin, TX
2/21/2012 Record Bar – Kansas City, MO
2/22/2012 Fubar Lounge – St Louis, MO
2/23/2012 MOTR Pub – Cincinnati, OH
2/24/2012 Intersection Front Bar – Grand Rapids, MI
2/25/2012 Lager House- Detroit, MI
2/26/2012 Rockstar Pro Arena – Dayton, OH
2/28/2012 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
2/29/2012 Ace Of Cups – Columbus, OH
3/01/2012 Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY
3/02/2012 Cafe Nine – New Haven, CT
3/03/2012 Church of Boston – Boston, MA w/ Marc Pinansky
3/04/2012 Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY
3/06/2012 Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
3/07/2012 Golden West Cafe – Baltimore, MD
3/08/2012 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
3/09/2012 The Pinhook – Durham, NC
3/10/2012 Snug Harbor – Charlotte, NC

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Thrall To Release New Album "Vermin To The Earth"

Tasmanian black metallers Thrall are releasing their second album, “Vermin to the Earth,” worldwide on October 25th, 2011 via Moribund Cult Records, and in Australia and New Zealand through Obsidian Records.

“Vermin to the Earth is a requiem to a cursed species,” states Tom Void, guitarist and vocalist for Thrall. “It documents the metamorphosis of Thrall from a studio project to a live entity. Thrall’s live set for the last two years was mostly comprised of songs from Vermin.”

“We are also really energized to have an Australian label getting behind us for this release” states Void. “Obsidian have bridged the gap between underground authenticity and accessibility and will distribute Vermin through JB Hi-Fi.”

To promote the launch of the second album, Thrall will be playing two exclusive shows in Sydney and Melbourne with New Zealand black doom rock band, Creeping. Thrall will be bringing the band’s recently expanded four-piece live line up to Sydney for the first time, the current live line up including Leigh Ritson (ex-Disseminate) on bass and Ramez Bathish (ex-Whitehorse/ABC Weapons) on guitar. Full details of the shows are available here.

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Skindred Reveals Dates For Upcoming Australian Tour

U.K. metal act Skindred has announced that it will be heading overseas to Australia for a handful of dates later this month. The band will be appearing alongside rap-rockers Hollywood Undead on the co-headline trek which is currently planned to hit 5 cities across the continent. The dates, cities and venues for the tour can be found in the list below.

09/23 Fortitude Valley, AUS – The Step Inn
09/25 Sydney, AUS – The Metro
09/27 Melbourne, AUS – The Espy
09/28 Adelaide, AUS – Fowlers
09/30 Perth, AUS – Rosemount Hotel

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Children Of Bodom Announce Live Dates For Mexico In November

Finland’s Children of Bodom announced the following live dates in Mexico:

11/24/2011: Guadalajara, Mexico – Teatro Diana
11/26/2011: Mexico City, Mexico – Circo Volador

No support act has been announced. These are the first dates of a greater South and Central American tour. More dates are expected soon.

Previously, the band announced the dates for Australia with supporting act Voyager:

11/06/2011: Perth – Capitol
11/07/2011: Adelaide – HQ
11/10/2011: Melbourne – The Palace
11/12/2011: Sydney – The Big Top
November 13 – The Arena – Brisbane

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Australia’s Soundwave Revolution Tour Officially Cancelled

The organizers of the Soundwave Revolution Festival in Australia have confirmed the rumors that the event has been cancelled. Bands scheduled to appear at the event included Alice Cooper and the reunited Van Halen. A statement from the organizers reads as follows:

“It is with great sadness that we announce the cancellation of the Revolution Festival.

“Many of the festival bands will still be coming to Australia in that time period and team up to bring you some very special shows. These will include multi band/mini festival line-ups in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. We will be announcing these events in the next 7 days.

“Tickets purchased online will be refunded automatically as soon as it can be processed. If you purchased from an outlet, refunds will be available next week from point of purchase.”

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Mychildren Mybride Reveals Dates For Australian Tour

Christian metalcore act Mychildren Mybride has announced that it will be heading overseas to Australia next month a large run of dates in that country. You check out the announced dates, cities and venues below. Support acts are to be announced at a later date.

09/15 Brisbane, AUS – Boys & Girls
09/16 Brisbane, AUS – Eagleby Community Hall
09/17 Sutherland, AUS – St. Johns Hall early show
09/17 Sydney, AUS – Bald Faced Stag
09/18 Wyong, AUS – Oasis Youth Centre
09/19 Orange, AUS – NLCC
09/21 Bendigo, AUS – Musicman Megastore
09/22 Mt. Gambier, AUS – The Old Gaol
09/23 Adelaide, AUS – Fowlers Live
09/24 Melbourne, AUS – East Brunswick Club
09/25 Melbourne, AUS – Phoenix Youth Centre

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