Trauma (Testament, Danzig, Etc.) Announce Rescheduled Tour Dates

Last year, Bay Area thrash vets Trauma announced their long-awaited comeback and new member additions. In advance of finishing their upcoming third album, Trauma are set to hit the road on a brief headline tour beginning April 13 in Cool, CA. Additional east coast and midwestern dates have also been added.

Trauma U.S. Tour Dates:
4/13 – Cool, CA @ Cool Beerwerks
4/20 – Milwaukee, WI @ NYDM Spring Bash
4/21 – Crest Hill, IL @ Bada Brew
4/22 – Lakewood, OH @ The Foundry
4/23 – Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
4/24 – Boston, MA @ Middle East – Upstairs
4/25 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Kingsland
4/28 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick

Listen to TRAUMA’s recently released new track, “The Rage”, produced by guitarist Joe Fraulob, via Soundcloud below. The track will be featured on the band’s upcoming third album, engineered by Juan Urteaga (Testament, Machine Head, M.O.D.).

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Death Of Kings Streams New Track “Shadow Of The Reaper”

Atlanta’s Death Of Kings today reveals “Shadow of the Reaper,” a new track from upcoming album “Kneel Before None.” Listen in below.

In further news, the band will also embark on a U.S. tour beginning in June. All confirmed dates are as follows:

June 1st – Atlanta, GA @ the Clermont Lounge (record release)
June 9th – Knoxville, TN @ Open Chord
June 10th – Louisville, KY @ Haymarket Whiskey Bar
June 11th – Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge
June 12th – Detroit, MI @ The Dodge
June 13th – Pittsburgh, PA @ Black Forge Coffee Shop
June 14th – Blackthorn 51 in Queens, NY
June 15th – Boston, MA @ O’Briens Pub
June 16th – Brookyln, NY @ Golden Sounds
June 17th – Richmond, VA @ 25 Watt
June 18th – Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone

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Tesseract Posts Tour Documentary Clip

Ahead of Tesseract’s U.S. tour beginning in September, the band has taken a look back over the recent summer 2016 festival season.

Fans get the chance to go behind the scenes at festivals like Graspop, Rock Am Ring & Rock AM Park, and Download in the tour documentary clip below.

The guys chat about how they prepare for these huge shows, how the new “Polaris tracks have been gone down with festival crowds, what it feels like play in front of a home crowd at the UK’s legendary Download, and more.

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Hierophant Announces West Coast Tour Dates

Extreme Italian hardcore band Hierophant has announced a West Coast tour beginning on May 21st in San Diego and routing into Mexico starting on June 1st. The trek makes stops in Tijuana, Guadalajara, Monterrey, and more. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

*w/Spinebreaker
May 21 San Diego, CA @ Tower Bar
May 22 Spring Valley, CA @ Bancroft Bar
May 23 Fullerrone, CA @ Programme UQ
May 24 Oakland, CA @ Golden Bull
May 25 Portland, OR @ Blackwater Bar *
May 26 Olympia, WA @ Le Voyeur
May 27 Caldwell, ID @ Android House
May 28 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Underground *
May 29 Las Vegas, NV @ Womb Room *
May 30 Phoenix, AZ @ 51 West *
May 31 Pomona, CA @ PBW *

Mexican tour dates
June 1 Tijuana Baja California @ You Revolution
June 2 Guadalajara Jalisco @ La Kalaka
June 3 Monterrey Nuevo Leon @ Cafe Iguana
June 4 Matamoros Tamaulipas @ Cafe Nahual
June 5 Mexico Distrito Federal @ Gato Calavera

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Dead Horse Trauma Releasing New Album “Kill The Precedence”

Des Moines-based outfit Dead Horse Trauma will drop new album “Kill The Precedence” on June 27th, 2014 via 660 Records.

This album – the follow-up to last year’s “Vi Ops” release – was recorded at 660 Studios in Des Moines, Iowa with producer Donnie Mengwasser (Butcher Babies, Otep) at the helm.

To support the album, the band will be embarking on a coast-to-coast tour beginning July 10th with Straight Line Stitch. Dates are available at this location. Dead Horse Trauma also comments on the new album:

“We’ve worked harder than ever to make this our best release to date; all killer and no filler. Ten songs that are going to grab you and move you, whether it be emotionally or physically. This release has bigger riffs, bigger vocals, and an overall highly-polished and original sound.”

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Otep Posts “Apex Predator” Music Video Trailer

With final album “Hydra” secured tightly under her belt, Otep is giving you a preview of her most sexually explicit music video to date for the single “Apex Predator.”

Check out the teaser below and stay tuned for the February 25th world premiere of “Apex Predator.”

Directed by PR Brown (Slipknot, Avenged Sevenfold), “the Apex Predator video is uncut and uncensored! It might even get banned in a few places for its sexual and violent content, but the message is important. Challenging phobias, hypocrisies and delighting the vices in your mind,” comments Otep.

Otep will begin headlining the Seduce and Destroy tour beginning March 8th in Sacramento, California, covering the entire U.S. over seven weeks. Support will come from One Eyed Doll and Picture Me Broken. Full details on the dates are available right here.

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Sister Sin Announces North American Tour Dates With Doro

Sister Sin will be heading to North America as direct support for Doro on her upcoming nineteen city tour beginning February 2nd, 2013 in Tampa, Florida. Check out the full listing of tour dates below and prepare to rock.

Sister Sin has toured with Doro throughout Europe and they are now bringing their united metal mission to North America. Front-woman Liv Jagrell couldn’t be happier and comments on the upcoming experience, “We’ve been waiting a long time to get back to the US and to tour with one of my all-time idols is just a dream come true. We are so happy to get on the road again and see all of our fans out there. We’re ready to give them a good ol’ time of rock ‘n’ roll! We will be promoting our new album Now and Forever that we are all extremely proud of.”

2/01- Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug
2/02- Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
2/03- West Springfield, VA @ Empire
2/04- New York, NY @ BB Kings
2/05- Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
2/07- Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
2/08- Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
2/09- Columbus, OH @ Al Rosa Villa
2/10- Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
2/12- Detroit, MI @ Blondie’s
2/13- Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
2/14- St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
2/15- Waterloo, IA @ Spicoli’s Grill and the Reverb
2/17- Englewood, CO @ Moe’s
2/19- Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
2/20- Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
2/21- San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside
2/22- West Hollywood, CA @ House Of Blues
2/23- Tempe, AZ @ Rocky Point Cantina

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Ill Nino Streaming Samples Of New Song "The Depression"

For nearly fifteen years, Ill Nino has gained a loyal and dedicated fan base while creating its own unique style of Latin-influenced, aggressive metal. The band is now preparing for the release of sixth full length album “Epidema” this coming October 22. You can listen to a sample of the brand new track “The Depression” in the player below.

Ill Nino will join Emmure and Static X on the Noise Revolution tour beginning September 19th in Billings, MT. Dates are as follows:

9/19- Billings, MT @ Babcock Theater
9/22- Fargo, ND @ The Venue
9/23- Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
9/24- Bloomington, IN @ Castle Theater
9/27- Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s
9/28- Circle Pines, MN @ Bamboo Betty’s
9/29- Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
9/30- Jackson, MI @ Rak’s
10/01- Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
10/03- Louisville, KY @ Headliner’s Music Hall
10/04- Green Bay, WI @ Riverside Ballroom
10/05- Traverse City, MI @ Ground Zero
10/06- Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
10/07- Portage, IN @ Camelot Arena
10/9- Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Theater
10/11- Shreveport, LA @ Riverside Warehouse
10/12- Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music Hall
10/13- Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom
10/14- Farmington, NM @ Top Deck
10/17- Lubbock, TX @ Cactus Courtyard

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The Alien Blakk To Record New EP This April

The Alien Blakk has checked in with the following brief announcement about beginning work on an upcoming new EP:

“New band recording EP beginning in April 2012 in New York. Summer 2012 Guitar Clinic tour beginning in May being announced soon, new book coming July 2012, and new product line coming August 2012.”

Further details on the EP, which will be the follow-up to the “Bekoming” album (reviewed here), will be announced as they are made available. For further details on The Alien Blakk, head over to the band’s official website.

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Anvil Announces Fall European Tour With Saxon

Anvil announced that it will support Saxon on a fall European tour beginning in November. Anvil recently released a best of album entitled “Monuments Of Metal” and Saxon is currently on tour supporting the latest LP “Call To Arms.”

Confirmed dates for Saxon w/Anvil are as follows:

November 15 Romagnano Sesia – Rock’n’Roll Arena
November 17 Lucerne – Konzerthaus Schuur
November 19 Kundl – Gemeindesaal
November 20 Salzburg – Rockhouse
November 21 Vienna – Arena
November 23 Halle – Easy Schorre
November 24 Bremen – Aladin
November 25 Lichtenfels – Christmas Metal Festival
November 26 Hengelo – Metropool
November 27 Copenhagen – Amager Bio
November 29 Malmo – Kulturbolaget
November 30 Gothenburg – Tradgarn
December 2 Stockholm – Munchenbryggeriet

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