Eye of Solitude & Marche Funèbre Announce Western North America Tour

Eye of Solitude and Marche Funèbre join forces for the “March of Solitude” tour, trekking through Western North America this March.

The pairing of the European doom outfits, Eye of Solitude is from the UK while Marche Funèbre hails from Belgium, brings two of the continent’s most exciting underground doom artists together. Eye of Solitude’s most recent full-length album is Cenotaph, which Metal Injection described as “a very beautiful and emotionally charged album,” with No Clean Singing saying it “is an album that you don’t just listen to. Instead, you live it.” Marche Funèbre’s latest release, Into The Arms of Darkness, was deemed “an introspective album” by Metal Temple, who went on to dub it “melodic,” “lurching” and phenomenal.”

“March of Solitude” tour dates:

March 8 Seattle, WA Highline
March 9 Vancouver, BC Astoria
March 10 Portland, OR Tonic Lounge
March 11 Eugene, OR Old Nick’s
March 12 Sacramento, CA Blue Lamp
March 13 Oakland, CA Metro Operahouse
March 14 Santa Cruz, CA Blue Lagoon
March 15 Ventura, CA The Garage
March 16 San Diego, CA Brick by Brick
March 17 Los Angeles, CA Five Star Bar
March 18 Phoenix, AZ Yucca Tavern
March 20 Salt Lake City, UT Club X

Tickets for all shows are on-sale now.

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Mortiferum Announces West Coast Tour & Vinyl Release Of “Altar Of Decay” Demo

Profound Lore Records has announced a collaboration with new US death metal band Mortiferum, hailing from Olympia, Washington. The label will begin the conspiracy with the release the band’s 2017 Altar Of Decay demo, one of the most praised death metal demos of the year, on limited edition vinyl on January 12th, in conjunction with a West Coast tour with their cohorts in Seattle-based Fetid.

Stream Mortiferum’s Altar Of Decay below:

Altar of Decay by MORTIFERUM

Mortiferum West Coast Tour w/ Fetid:
1/17/2018 Cryptatropa – Olympia, WA w/ Acephalix, Scolex
1/18/2018 Highline – Seattle, WA w/ Acephalix, Scolex
1/19/2018 Tonic Lounge – Portland, OR w/ Acephalix, Scolex
1/20/2018 Golden Bull – Oakland, CA w/ Acephalix, Scolex
1/22/2018 The Garth – Las Vegas, NV
1/23/2018 Cottage House – Flagstaff, AZ
1/24/2018 The Cave – Santa Fe, NM
1/25/2018 Reno’s Chop Shop – Dallas, TX
1/26/2018 White Swan – Houston, TX
1/27/2018 Lost Well – Austin, TX
1/28/2018 Apt. 512 – El Paso, TX
1/29/2018 Master’s Chambers – Phoenix, AZ
1/30/2018 Til-Two Club – San Diego, CA
1/31/2018 Que Sera – Long Beach, CA
2/01/2018 Resident – Los Angeles, CA
2/02/2018 Blue Lagoon – Santa Cruz, CA
2/03/2018 First Church Of The Buzzard – Oakland, CA

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Castle Announces “Stone Thrones” Tour Dates

Heavy doom/metal unit Castle — currently in the midst of the Endless Graveyard live takeover — will take to the streets again in November for the west coast Stone Thrones tour.

The trek begins November 24th and runs through December 2nd, winding its way through nine cities spread across Washington, Oregon, and California. See all confirmed dates below. Castle continues to tour in support of the molten “Welcome To The Graveyard” full-length, issued last summer via Ván Records

Endless Graveyard Tour [remaining dates]
9/13/2017 Odditorium – Asheville, NC
9/14/2017 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
9/15/2017 Shadow Woods Metal Fest – White Hall, MD
9/16/2017 O’Brien’s – Boston, MA
9/17/2017 Cherry Street Station – Wallingford, CT
9/18/2017 Saint Vitus Bar – New York, NY
9/19/2017 Bug Jar – Rochester, NY
9/20/2017 Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY
9/21/2017 Maple Grove – Cleveland, OH
9/22/2017 Cattivo – Pittsburgh, PA
9/23/2017 Smalls – Detroit, MI
9/24/2017 Taps Live – Indianapolis, IN
9/25/2017 Northside Yacht Club – Cincinnati, OH
9/26/2017 FuBar – St. Louis, MO
9/27/2017 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
9/28/2017 The Elbow Room – Wichita, KS
9/29/2017 Stoned Meadow Of Doom Fest – Sioux Falls, SD
9/30/2017 Triple Nickel – Colorado Springs, CO

Stone Thrones Tour
11/24/2017 The Valley – Tacoma, WA
11/25/2017 Funhouse – Seattle, WA
11/26/2017 Shakedown – Bellingham, WA
11/27/2017 Tonic Lounge – Portland, OR
11/28/2017 Old Nick’s – Eugene, OR
11/29/2017 Spirits – Dunsmuir, CA
11/30/2017 Elbo Room – San Francisco, CA
12/01/2017 Blue Lamp – Sacramento, CA
12/02/2017 5 Star Bar – Los Angeles, CA

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Black Mare Announces New Album “Death Magick Mother”

Amidst a backdrop of political strife wherein such fundamental principles as the health, safety, and common decency toward women continue to erode more with each executive order and Twitter tantrum, the spirit of Black MMare stands unbridled under the singular vision and limitless purview of its driving force, one Sera Timms.

“Death Magick Mother” is the second proper full-length album from Los Angeles, California’s Black Mare, offering up seven new songs mixed by Andrew Clinco of Drab Majesty and mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound Mastering.

The album will see release digitally via Magic Bullet on September 15th with LPs to follow.

Following a recent midnight ceremony in celebration of a total eclipse with France’s Celeste and a mass replete with a bloodletting ritual, Black Mare will take on a traditional tour of the western United States in direct support of Junius. See confirmed dates below.

Black Mare w/ Junius, Mustard Gas & Roses:
9/21/2017 Yucca Tap Room – Phoenix, AZ
9/22/2017 The Viper Room – West Hollywood, CA w/ Hours
9/23/2017 The Golden Bull – Oakland, CA w/ Daxma
9/24/2017 Cafe Colonial – Sacramento, CA
9/25/2017 Tonic Lounge – Portland, OR w/ Wovoka, Drainage
9/26/2017 Highline Bar – Seattle, WA w/ They Rise We Die
9/27/2017 The Shredder – Boise, ID
9/28/2017 Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
9/29/2017 Hi-Dive Denver – Denver, CO w/ Ghosts Of Glaciers
10/01/2017 The Sidewinder – Austin, TX

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Graves At Sea Kicks Off U.S. “Cold Dead Hands” Tour

Portland sludge/doom quartet Graves At Sea is currently embarked on “The Cold Dead Hands” tour 2017.

This tour kicked off yesterday evening in Boise, Idaho and closes on June 16th on the band’s home turf in Oregon. The trek includes performances at 71 Grind Fest in Colorado Springs, Colorado as well as Northwest Terror Fest in Seattle, Washington. See all remaining dates below.

Graves At Sea is touring in support of 2016 debut full-length, “The Curse That Is,” which was Engineered by Greg Wilkinson (Noothgrush, Brainoil) and mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, YOB).

5/31/2017 Club X – Salt Lake City, UT
6/01/2017 Hi Dive – Denver, CO
6/02/2017 71 Grind Fest @ Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
6/03/2017 Sister Bar – Albuquerque, NM
6/05/2017 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
6/06/2017 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
6/07/2017 Five Star Bar – Los Angeles, CA
6/08/2017 Alex’s Bar – Long Beach, CA
6/09/2017 Starlite Lounge – Sacramento, CA
6/10/2017 Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA
6/15/2017 Northwest Terror Fest @ Neumos – Seattle, WA
6/16/2017 Tonic Lounge – Portland, OR

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Shining Show In Phoenix, AZ Cancelled

After front man Niklas Kvarforth’s aggressive on and off stage behavior got a show in Portland cancelled, now the upcoming May 21st show in Phoenix has been nixed as well, with the promoter commenting:

“The show is officially cancelled. I tried to make this event happen but Metalsuck.com is turning people away as well as other publications. Not to mention the people that witnessed the event in question posting everywhere about it.”

It’s unclear at this point the fate of the remaining tour dates with Revenge and Wolvhammer, which were slated as follows:

May 17 Portland, OR @ Tonic Lounge (Cancelled)
May 18 Oakland, CA @ Metro Opera House
May 19 Las Vegas, NV @ Adrenaline
May 20 Los Angeles, CA @ Complex
May 21 Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto (Cancelled)
May 23 Austin, TX @ Grizzly Hall
May 24 Fort Worth, TX @ Rail Club

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Shining’s Portland Show Cancelled After Accusations Of Racism & Groping Women

The Tonic Lounge (Portland, Oregon) has cancelled today’s (May 17th) Shining show, due to vocalist Niklas Kvarforth’s alleged behavior at a bar and show a few nights prior.

States the Tonic Lounge:

“Tonic Lounge has decided to cancel the Shining show that was scheduled for this Wednesday, May 17th.
All tickets will be refunded.

We regret having not researched this band more before approving their show. After booking them, it was brought to our attention that Shining’s singer has done and said many things that could be considered offensive, dangerous, or destructive. While we were learning about and considering these issues, the list continued to grow, including a recent report that the he may have been involved in the drugging of someone’s drink.

This morning we received a call from a trusted friend in Boise Idaho, detailing the events that took place while Shining were there on Sunday. We were told that the singer of Shining went to the local punk bar Mulligans before their concert, and was groping women and threatening to stab employees, and had to be removed.

We were also told that later, while performing at The Shredder, he used many blatant racist and homophobic slurs on stage, threatened audience members with rape, slapped audience members in the face, and was sieg heil saluting repeatedly throughout their performance.

Sometimes words and allegations on the internet can be difficult to navigate, but a story like this coming from a friend is not. The above types of behavior are simply not acceptable at Tonic Lounge. This isn’t about censorship. This is about protecting our venue, our staff, and our patrons.

This decision was not made under pressure by any individuals or political groups. We believe in freedom of expression and are not quick to pull the plug on any band booked at our club. However, we are not going to invite someone into our space to spout hate speech on our stage, and/or put our staff and patrons in harm’s way.

We are still in full support of Famine Fest Presents, the other bands who were on the bill, and all of our friends and customers who planned on attending. We hope you all can respect our decision to do what’s best for our club and those within it.”

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North American Tour Featuring Septicflesh, Moonspell And Deathstars Announced

Septicflesh will team up with Moonspell and Deathstars for a North American tour run this coming April/May as part of the “Conquerors of the World III” festival tour. Septicflesh is supporting the latest album “Titan,” Moonspell is celebrating the new album “Extinct” and Deathstars is still supporting the 2014 release “The Perfect Cult.”

Confirmed dates, with more expected to be announced are:

April 24th: Mexico City, MEX @ Circo Volador
April 25th: Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog
April 26th: Fort Worth, TX @ The Bail Club
April 28th: Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto
April 29th: Ramona, CA @ Ramona Mainstage
April 30th: Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS
May 2nd: Oakland, CA @ Metro Opera House
May 3rd: Portland, OR @ Tonic Lounge
May 4th: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
May 5th: Spokane, WA @ The Pin
May 6th: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
May 9th: Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theater
May 10th: Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
May 11th: Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s
May 12th: Cleveland, OH @ The Agora
May 13th: Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
May 14th: Montreal, QC @ Theater Corona
May 15th: Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
May 16th: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
May 17th: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
May 18th: Springfield, VA @ Empire
May 19th: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

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In The Company Of Serpents Gears Up For U.S. Tour Dates

Denver doom duo In The Company Of Serpents will kick off a U.S. live takeover next week. Set to embark on March 6th in Salt Lake City with additional dates added since the initial announcement, the band will bring lead-footed tidings to fourteen cities down the West Coast and into the Southwest, with the tour coming to a halt on March 21st in Wichita.

In The Company Of Serpents will be joined by a host of ear-bleeders throughout the journey including Top Dead Celebrity, Ladybird, Gale and more. Comments the band, “Let the waves of fuzz roll over you, empty your mind, and worship at the throne of Ohms.”

The group will be scouring ears with hymns from the “Merging In Light” EP, unleashed at the close of 2014.

3/06/2015 Bar Deluxe – Salt Lake City, UT w/ Oxcross, Top Dead Celebrity
3/07/2015 Crazy Horse – Boise, ID w/ Oxcross, Top Dead Celebrity, Swamp Shrine
3/09/2015 Highline – Seattle, WA w/ UN, Breag Naofa
3/10/2015 Tonic Lounge – Portland, OR / Burials, Satanarchist, Dispossessed
3/11/2015 Eli’s Mile High Club – Oakland, CA w/ Devoid
3/12/2015 Complex – Los Angeles, CA /Teeth
3/13/2015 The First Universalist Church Of San Diego – San Diego, CA w/ Old Man Wizard
3/14/2015 51 West – Phoenix, AZ w/ Twin Giant, Ladybird, Gale
3/15/2015 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM w/ End to End, Iceolus, Echoes Of Fallen
3/17/2015 Billiards Back Room – Abilene, TX w/ Adrenal Asphyxia
3/18/2015 The Badlands – Austin, TX w/ Mountain Of Smoke, Destroyer of Light
3/19/2015 The Double Wide – Dallas, TX w/ Terminator 2, The Spectacle
3/20/2015 The Blue Note – Oklahoma City, OK w/ Idre
3/21/2015 The Crows Nest – Wichita, KS w/ The Serpent Overlord, Idre

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Lord Dying Posts “Offering Pain” Playthrough Videos

Portland, Oregon’s Lord Dying released a new album entitled “Poisoned Altars” last month via Relapse Records. Since the release of the album, the band has been touring non-stop and is currently out on the road in North America supporting Anvil. See upcoming dates below.

During the recording process of “Poisoned Altars,” the band filmed a series of performance videos for the song “Offering Pain.” Check out the clips below, courtesy of GuitarWorld.com.

2/25- Austin, TX @ The Dirty Dog
2/26- Ft. Worth, TX @ The Rail Club
2/27- Midland, TX @ The Blue Max
2/28- McAllen, TX @ Aces North
3/1- San Antonio, TX @ Kapones
3/4- Phoenix, AZ @ Joes Grotto
3/5- Tucson, AZ @ Flycatcher
3/6- Albuquerque, NM @ Blu Phoenix
3/7- Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
3/8- Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
3/9- Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theatre
3/11- Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Bar
3/12- Idaho Falls, ID @ DB’s
3/13- South Lake Tahoe, CA @ Whisky Dicks Saloon
3/15- Las Vegas, NV @ Adrenaline
3/17- W Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky
3/18- Morgan Hill, CA @ The Granada
3/19- Portland, OR @ Tonic Lounge
3/20- Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven

Psycho California Fest:
5/15 – 5/17: Santa Ana, CA @ Psych California Fest

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