Anthrax Covers “Carry On Wayward Son” Live

This past Saturday, Anthrax closed a show at the sold-out Los Angeles “KillThrax” tour stop and those in attendance witnessed an exclusive treat: the band’s first-ever live performance of Kansas cover “Carry On Wayward Son.”

With shout-outs from fans for the band to play the song at the “KillThrax” shows, airplay on Active Rock stations across the country, more than 300,000 YouTube views, and even a “thumbs-up” for the cover from Kansas founding member Phil Ehart, the band decided it was time to play the tune live.

Anthrax fans are well aware that there is no keyboardist in the band and keyboards are prominent on this song, so the group enlisted the help of Fred Mandel to come onstage at the Wiltern Theatre for the performance. Mandel recorded the keyboards for the “Carry On” cover track and has played with icons from Alice Cooper to Elton John to Queen.

Catch these remaining Killthrax tour dates with Anthrax, Killswitch Engage, The Devil Wears Prada and Code Orange:

4/25 Showbox SoDo, Seattle, WA *
4/26 Roseland Theatre, Portland, OR **
4/28 The Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO *
4/29 Sokol Auditorium, Omaha, NE **
4/30 Midland Theatre, Kansas City, MO *
5/1 The Pageant, St. Louis, MO **
5/3 Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, ON CANADA **
5/5 Paramount Theatre, Huntington, NY **
5/6 Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park, NY *
5/7 House of Blues, Boston, MA*

* KsE closes
** Anthrax closes

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Lacuna Coil Joining Epica On Tour With Insomnium

Italian metal crew Lacuna Coil just announced the band will be joining Dutch symphonic group Epica on the North American leg of the band’s “Ultimate Principal” Tour.

This month long September trek marks Lacuna Coil’s first U.S. tour dates in over a year, as the band continues to support latest full-length studio effort, “Delirium.” Also joining Lacuna Coil and Epica on the trek are Insomnium & Elantris.

Tickets go on sale on Friday, April 28th at 10am local time and a complete list of upcoming dates and venues follows:

August 31, 2017 – Boston, MA @ Royale
September 1, 2017 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
September 2, 2017 – Quebec City, QC @ Imperial Theater
September 3, 2017 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
September 5, 2017 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
September 6, 2017 – Joliet, IL @ The Forge
September 8, 2017 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
September 9, 2017 – The Complex Salt Lake City, UT
September 11, 2017 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
September 12, 2017 – Portland, OR @ The Hawthorne Theater
September 14, 2017 – Berkeley, CA @ The UC Theater
September 15, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo
September 16, 2017 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
September 17, 2017 – Phoenix, AZ Marquee Theatre
September 19, 2017 – San Antonio, TX @ Alamo Music Hall
September 20, 2017 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live!
September 21, 2017 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
September 23, 2017 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live
September 24, 2017 – Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Live
September 25, 2017 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
September 27, 2017 – Baltimore, MD @ Ram’s Head Live!
September 28, 2017 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero Theatre
September 29, 2017 – New York, NY @ Playstation Theater

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Avenged Sevenfold Posts Behind The Scenes “God Damn” Footage

Avenged Sevenfold just released a behind-the-scenes clip for the “God Damn” video, which can be seen below, and the band also comments:

“The ‘God Damn’ music video was charged with energy from our fans. Before it arrives, we’re taking you on set to see how it was made. Go behind the scenes below.

“Want to be the first to see this kind of content? Join Deathbat Nation to get exclusive first looks, specially designed merchandise, tour pre-sales and more! Don’t miss Avenged Sevenfold on tour this summer!”

A full listing of upcoming Avenged Sevenfold 2017 tour dates can be found after the video clip.

APR 22 – Las Vegas, NV (Las Rageous Festival)
MAY 05 – Virginia Beach, VA (Lunatic Luau Festival)
MAY 07 – Concord, NC (Carolina Rebellion Festival)
MAY 9 – Hershey, PA (w/ Metallica, Volbeat)
MAY 10 – Baltimore, MD (w/ Metallica, Volbeat)
MAY 12 – Philadelphia, PA (w/ Metallica, Volbeat)
MAY 14 – East Rutherford, NJ (w/ Metallica, Volbeat)
JUN 07 – Denver, CO (w/ Metallica, Volbeat)
JUN 11 – Houston, TX (w/ Metallica, Volbeat)
JUN 14 – San Antonio, TX (w/ Metallica)
JUN 16 – Dallas, TX (w/ Metallica)
JUN 18 – Chicago, IL (w/ Metallica)
JUN 19 – Mt. Pleasant, MI (w/ In This Moment)
JUL 05 – Orlando, FL (w/ Metallica, Volbeat)
JUL 07 – Miami, FL (w/ Metallica, Volbeat)
JUL 09 – Atlanta, GA (w/ Metallica, Volbeat)
JUL 10 – Cincinnati, OH (w/ A Day To Remember)
JUL 12 – Detroit, MI (w/ Metallica, Volbeat)
JUL 13 – Oshkosh, WI (Rock USA Festival)
JUL 14 – Cadott, WI (Rockfest)
JUL 16 – Toronto, Canada (w/ Metallica, Volbeat)
JUL 18 – Gilford, NH (w/ Volbeat)
JUL 19 – Montreal, Canada (w/ Metallica, Volbeat)
JUL 28 – Mountain View, CA (w/ A Day To Remember)
JUL 29 – Los Angeles, CA (w/ Metallica, Gojira)
JUL 31 – Sacramento, CA (w/ A Day To Remember)
AUG 03 – Albuquerque, NM (w/ A Day To Remember)
AUG 04 – Phoenix, AZ (w/ Metallica, Gojira)
AUG 06 – San Diego, CA (w/ Metallica, Gojira)
AUG 09 – Seattle, WA (w/ Metallica, Gojira)
AUG 11 – Salt Lake City, UT (w/ A Day To Remember)
AUG 12 – Nampa (Boise), ID (w/ A Day To Remember)
AUG 14 – Vancouver, Canada (w/ Metallica, Gojira)
AUG 16 – Edmonton, Canada (w/ Metallica, Gojira)

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Anathema Announces North American Summer Tour Dates

Anathema, which recently revealed the new song “Springfield” (streaming here) from the band’s forthcoming album “The Optimist” (June 9th, Kscope), is now thrilled to announce first North American dates since 2014.

The nine dates, which kick off on August 16th in Baltimore, include stops in New York, Chicago and a trio of Canadian dates. Tickets will be available this Friday the 21st.

“Touring the U.S. and Canada is always a fantastic privilege,” said guitar player Daniel Cavanagh. “These countries have been the birthplace of some of the most revered recording artists of all time. We are delighted to visit the east coast and we promise to visit the west coast, following up soon. Our new album, The Optimist, is set in America. It will be a blast! “

Anathema recorded “The Optimist” in the winter of 2016 at Attica Audio in Donegal, Ireland and then finished at Castle Of Doom studios in Glasgow with producer Tony Doogan (Mogwai, Belle & Sebastian, Super Furry Animals) at the helm. Mastering was handled at the legendary Abbey Road Studios.

August 16 Baltimore, MD Soundstage
August 17 New York, NY Gramercy Theater
August 18 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
August 19 Quebec, QC Saile Multi
August 20 Montreal, QC Astral
August 21 Toronto, ON Opera House
August 23 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge
August 24 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
August 25 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts

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Dragonforce Streams New Song “Curse Of Darkness”

On May 19th, DragonForce will release upcoming full-length studio album, “Reaching Into Infinity,” via Metal Blade Records in the USA.

Today, the band has launched the record’s second single, “Curse of Darkness” – listen in below. The new album’s full track listing including bonus DVD is as follows:

Disc 1 – CD
1. Reaching into Infinity
2. Ashes of the Dawn
3. Judgement Day
4. Astral Empire
5. Curse of Darkness
6. Silence
7. Midnight Madness
8. WAR!
9. Land of Shattered Dreams
10. The Edge of the World
11. Our Final Stand
Bonus Tracks
12. Hatred and Revenge
13. Evil Dead

Disc 2 – Bonus DVD: “DragonForce Live at Woodstock Festival Poland 2016”
1. Holding On
2. Heroes of Our Time
3. Operation Ground and Pound
4. Holding On (Multi-angles)
5. Heroes of Our Time (Multi-Angles)
6. Operation Ground and Pound (Multi-Angles)

Fans can also catch these upcoming Dragonforce 2017 summer tour dates:

July 7 – San Francisco, CA – Slims
July 8 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy
July 9 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red
July 11 – San Antonio, TX – The Rock Box
July 12 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
July 14 – St Louis, MO – Fubar
July 15 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Open Air
July 17 – Detroit, MI – El Club
July 18 – Washington DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
July 20 – New York, NY – Highline Ballroom
July 21 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
July 22 – Bangor, ME – Rise Above Festival
July 23 – Montreal, QC – Corona
July 24 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
July 26 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (“Heaven”)
July 27 – Orlando, FL – The Beacham
July 28 – Tampa, FL – Orpheum
July 29 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room

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Neurosis Announces Tour Dates With Converage, Amenra

Neurosis just declared new tour dates for 2017, announcing a run of North American Summer performances with Converge and Amenra.

As the band continues to perform off eleventh studio album, “Fires Within Fires,” this upcoming tour will find Neurosis bringing immersive live experience to the East Coast and Midwestern US, along with Southeastern Canada.

The tour will embark out of Chicago on July 28th, with shows in Detroit, Pittsburgh, Montreal, Toronto, New Haven, Brooklyn, Boston, and Philadelphia confirmed through August 7th. Neurosis is also confirmed to headline the Days Of Darkness festival in Baltimore, Maryland on October 28th and 29th.

7/28/2017 Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL w/ Converge, Amenra
7/29/2017 St Andrews – Detroit, MI w/ Converge, Amenra
7/30/2017 Rex Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Converge, Amenra
8/01/2017 Metropolis – Montreal, QC w/ Converge, Amenra
8/02/2017 Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, QC w/ Converge, Amenra
8/03/2017 College St. Music Hall – New Haven, CT w/ Converge, Amenra
8/04/2017 Warsaw – Brooklyn, NY w/ Converge, Amenra
8/06/2017 Royale – Boston, MA w/ Converge, Amenra
8/07/2017 Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA w/ Converge, Amenra
10/28-29/2017 Ram’s Head Live – Baltimore Maryland @ Days Of Darkness

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Horisont Gears Up For North American Tour Dates

Sweden’s Horisont will kick off a North American headlining tour on April 7th in Chicago, IL. The Gothenburg-based group will hit 22 major markets over the course of the trek, which will run through May 9th featuring support from Dirty Streets.

“We will return on April 7 to kick off an extensive North American tour and with the previous U.S. tour fresh in mind we couldn’t be more excited!” says vocalist Axel Söderberg. “The tour will run for five weeks and together with the support of the awesome U.S. band Dirty Streets, we’ll unload the fury upon all of you rockers from coast to coast.”

April 7 Chicago, IL Reggies
April 10 Denver, CO Hi Dive
April 12 Salt Lake City, UT Metro
April 13 Boise, ID Neurolux
April 14 Portland, OR Bossanova
April 15 Seattle, WA Highline
April 16 Vancouver, BC Pub 340
April 18 San Francisco, CA Thee Parkside
April 19 Los Angeles, CA The Satellite
April 20 San Diego, CA Brick by Brick
April 23 San Antonio, TX Limelight
April 24 Austin, TX Grizzly Hall
April 25 New Orleans, LA Siberia
April 26 Savannah, GA The Jinx
April 27 Atlanta, GA The Basement
April 29 Richmond, VA Strange Matter *
April 30 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie
May 1 New York City, NY Webster Hall
May 2 Boston, MA Once
May 4 Toronto, ON Velvet Lounge
May 5 Pittsburgh, PA Gooski’s
May 9 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
* = w/ Mothership

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Evergrey Gearing Up For North American Tour Dates

Evergrey has a North American tour – supporting latest release “The Storm Within” (reviewed here) – that begins May 6th and continues through June 3rd. Catch these upcoming Evergrey 2017 tour dates:

5.6.17 – The Haven – Orlando, FL
5.7.17 – The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
5.8.17 – Southport Hall – New Orleans, LA
5.9.17 – Scout Bar – Houston, TX
5.10.17 – Gas Monkey – Dallas, TX
5.11.17 – The Rock Box – San Antonio, TX
5.13.17 – Joe’s Grotto – Phoenix, AZ
5.14.17 – Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
5.15.17 – Adrenaline bar – Las Vegas, NV
5.17.17 – The Viper Room – Los Angeles, CA
5.19.17 – Bossanova Ballroom – Portland, OR
5.20.17 – Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
5.21.17 – The Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC
5.22.17 – Dickens Pub – Calgary, AB
5.23.17 – Exchange – Regina
5.25.17 – The Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
5.26.17 – Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
5.27.17 – The Token Lounge – Detroit, MI
5.28.17 – Mod Club – Toronto, ON
5.30.17 -L’anti – Quebec City, QC
5.31.17 – Foufounes Electrique – Montreal, QC
6.1.17 – The Marlin Room – New York, NY
6.3.17 – Jewel – Manchester, NH

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Sabaton Honored For Gold And Platinum Albums

Swedish war machine Sabaton is currently touring the world in support of latest studio record “The Last Stand” and also holding #1 (“The Last Stand”), #7 (“Carolus Rex” on the top for 248 weeks in a row now), #9 (“Heroes”), and #17 (“The Art Of War”) in the Swedish Top 20 rock charts.

After hitting the charts worldwide with “The Last Stand,” the band was recently honored with new plaques for impressive album sales: the album achieved Gold in the band’s homeland Sweden and in Poland. Previous studio album, “Heroes,” was even platinum-certified in Sweden.

Bassist Pär Sundström commented: “This is proof of two things – first, that we are still able to make music that fans want to listen to, and second, that we have fantastic fans who really care. Sure, the current tour is called ‘The Last Tour,’ but as long as it is going like this we’ll be going strong for a long time.”

Remaining Sabaton 2017 tour dates with Leaves’ Eyes and Battle Beast are as follows:

4/20 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
4/21 – New York, NY @ Playstation Theater
4/22 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium – New England Metal & Hardcore Festival
4/23 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
4/25 – Montreal, QC @ Club Soda – SOLD OUT!
4/26 – Quebec City, QC @ Imperial De Quebec
4/27 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
4/28 – Cleveland, OH @ The Agora Ballroom
4/30 – Louisville, KY @ Diamond Pub Concert Hall
5/1 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
5/2 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze
5/3 – Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre
5/5 – Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
5/6 – Calgary, AB @ The Palace
5/7 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
5/8 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon – SOLD OUT!
5/10 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
5/11 – Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove
5/12 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater
5/14 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
5/16 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
5/17 – San Antonio, TX @ Alamo Music Hall
5/18 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
5/20 – Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
5/21 – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
5/22 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore

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Warbringer Streaming Entire New Album “Woe To The Vanquished”

Warbringer’s new album “Woe to the Vanquished” will be released on March 31st, 2017 via Napalm Records. Before that date, the entire record has come online for early streaming below.

“Woe to the Vanquished” was produced and mixed by Mike Plottnikoff (Fear Factory, In Flames), mastered by Howie Weinberg (Slayer, Pantera), and features cover art by the esteemed Andreas Marschall (Sodom, Blind Guardian, Obituary).

Catch these upcoming Warbringer 2017 tour dates:

European Dates:
01.04.17 UK – Edinburgh / Heavy Scotland Fest
02.04.17 UK – Manchester / Rebellion
03.04.17 UK – Birmingham / Mama Roux’s
04.04.17 UK – London / Underworld
05.04.17 BE – Hasselt / Muziekodroom
06.04.17 NL – Tilburg / 013
07.04.17 DE – Hamburg / Logo
08.04.17 DK – Aarhus / Royal Metal Festival
09.04.17 SE – Gothenburg / Sticky Fingers
11.04.17 FI – Helsinki / Tavastia
13.04.17 SE – Stockholm / Fryshuset Klubben
14.04.17 DK – Copenhagen / Pumpehuset
15.04.17 DE – Berlin / Cassiopeia
16.04.17 DE – Markneukirchen / Framus & Warwick Concert Hall
17.04.17 DE – Munich / Feierwerk
19.04.17 AT – Vienna / Arena
20.04.17 SI – Ljubljana / Orto Bar
21.04.17 IT – Brescia / Circolo Colony
22.04.17 CH – Pratteln / Z7
23.04.17 DE – Saarbruecken / Garage
24.04.17 FR – Nantes / Ferrailleur
26.04.17 ES – Madrid / Caracol
27.04.17 ES – Barcelona / Salamandra 1
28.04.17 FR – Puget / Le Rats
29.04.17 FR – Paris / Petit Bain
30.04.17 DE – Essen / Turock

w/ Destruction, Jungle Rot, Hellbender and Demons Within:
5/22: Oakland, CA @ Metro Opera House
5/23: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
5/24: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
5/26: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
5/27: Kansas City, MO @ Aftershock
5/28: Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s
5/30: Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
5/31: Montreal, QC @ L’Astral
6/1: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
6/2: Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
6/3: Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre
6/4: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
6/5: Orlando, FL @ Haven Lounge
6/7: Austin, TX @ Grizzly Hall
6/8: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
6/9: Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
6/10: Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto
6/11: Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater
*Hellbender on 5/22 – 5/26 and 6/7 – 6/11
#Demons Within on 5/27 – 6/5

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