Avatar Announces North American Tour With Devin Townsend

From the Royal Court of Avatar Country on February 5th in the Year of the King (2019).

In the midst of a mostly sold out European trek, Avatar has announced their return to North America on the aptly named Avatar Country World Tour 2019 Presented by Revolver Magazine. Dates begin on May 16th in Buffalo, NY and stretch coast to coast before wrapping up in Las Vegas, NV on June 15th exactly thirty days later.

These dates include three prestigious North American rock festivals including Sonic Temple in Columbus, OH on May 17th, Rocklahoma in Pryor, OK on May 26th, and Domination 2019 taking place in Mexico City on May 3rd.

“As we’ve stated in the past, we are reaching the end of the road for the Avatar Country saga,” says vocalist Johannes Eckerström. “And if you want to see us in all our Royal Glory in tribute to the King, this might very well be your last chance. We will make sure to go out with a bang!”

The band is thrilled to announce that the legendary singer/songwriter and producer Devin Townsend will serve as direct support performing a full acoustic set. Southern California’s Dance With The Dead and Atlanta mainstays 68’ will open the show.

“This tour is extra special to us and me personally as we’ve not only amazing hand-picked openers to showcase what we think deserves more eyes and ears in ’68 and Dance with the Dead, but we also have the extreme pleasure and privilege to share the stage with Devin Townsend at an exciting phase of his career.”

“I am a lifelong fan, and I genuinely feel that people who appreciate our willingness to experiment and walk that extra mile to be true to our vision and integrity have Mr. Townsend to thank for a lot. It will be a bucket list experience for me, and I hope we get to share it with as many people as possible.”

The 2019 trek across the U.S. will be the first time the band has toured in America since they went out with Trivium on the The Sin and the Sentence World Tour last October.

General on-sale will be available this Friday, February 8th, 2019.

May 3 – Mexico City, MX – Domination 2019
May 16 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
May 17 – Columbus, OH – Sonic Temple
May 18 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
May 19 – Portland, ME – Aura
May 21 – Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
May 22 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
May 23 – Madison, WI – The Sylvee
May 24 – Sauget, IL – Pop’s
May 25 – Sioux City, IA – Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel
May 26 – Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma
May 28 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
May 29 – Winnipeg, MB – Garrick Centre
May 30 – Saskatoon, SK – Coors Event Centre
May 31 – Edmonton, AB – The Ranch Roadhouse
June 1 – Calgary, AB – The Palace
June 3 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
June 4 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
June 6 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
June 7 – Reno, NV – Cargo
June 8 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex – Grand
June 9 – Grand ction, CO – Mesa Theater
June 10 – Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
June 11 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
June 13 – Los Angeles, CA – Mayan Theatre
June 14 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
June 15 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues

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Avatar Announces North American Tour With Devin Townsend

From the Royal Court of Avatar Country on February 5th in the Year of the King (2019).

In the midst of a mostly sold out European trek, Avatar has announced their return to North America on the aptly named Avatar Country World Tour 2019 Presented by Revolver Magazine. Dates begin on May 16th in Buffalo, NY and stretch coast to coast before wrapping up in Las Vegas, NV on June 15th exactly thirty days later.

These dates include three prestigious North American rock festivals including Sonic Temple in Columbus, OH on May 17th, Rocklahoma in Pryor, OK on May 26th, and Domination 2019 taking place in Mexico City on May 3rd.

“As we’ve stated in the past, we are reaching the end of the road for the Avatar Country saga,” says vocalist Johannes Eckerström. “And if you want to see us in all our Royal Glory in tribute to the King, this might very well be your last chance. We will make sure to go out with a bang!”

The band is thrilled to announce that the legendary singer/songwriter and producer Devin Townsend will serve as direct support performing a full acoustic set. Southern California’s Dance With The Dead and Atlanta mainstays 68’ will open the show.

“This tour is extra special to us and me personally as we’ve not only amazing hand-picked openers to showcase what we think deserves more eyes and ears in ’68 and Dance with the Dead, but we also have the extreme pleasure and privilege to share the stage with Devin Townsend at an exciting phase of his career.”

“I am a lifelong fan, and I genuinely feel that people who appreciate our willingness to experiment and walk that extra mile to be true to our vision and integrity have Mr. Townsend to thank for a lot. It will be a bucket list experience for me, and I hope we get to share it with as many people as possible.”

The 2019 trek across the U.S. will be the first time the band has toured in America since they went out with Trivium on the The Sin and the Sentence World Tour last October.

General on-sale will be available this Friday, February 8th, 2019.

May 3 – Mexico City, MX – Domination 2019
May 16 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
May 17 – Columbus, OH – Sonic Temple
May 18 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
May 19 – Portland, ME – Aura
May 21 – Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
May 22 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
May 23 – Madison, WI – The Sylvee
May 24 – Sauget, IL – Pop’s
May 25 – Sioux City, IA – Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel
May 26 – Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma
May 28 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
May 29 – Winnipeg, MB – Garrick Centre
May 30 – Saskatoon, SK – Coors Event Centre
May 31 – Edmonton, AB – The Ranch Roadhouse
June 1 – Calgary, AB – The Palace
June 3 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
June 4 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
June 6 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
June 7 – Reno, NV – Cargo
June 8 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex – Grand
June 9 – Grand ction, CO – Mesa Theater
June 10 – Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
June 11 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
June 13 – Los Angeles, CA – Mayan Theatre
June 14 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
June 15 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues

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Imonolith (Threat Signal, Ex-Devin Townsend Project, Etc.) Premiere Debut Single & Video “Hollow”

Imonolith – featuring members of Threat Signal, Devin Townsend project and Methods Of Mayhem fame – premiere their first single “Hollow“ via a new music video streaming for you below.

Comments drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen of the track:

“‘Hollow‘ is a song about the personal battles we all can face internally. Social pressures and self expectation can drive you to a point of feeling hollow inside if you don’t meet specific standards in your mind. The song itself actually has a positive message built into it. It’s not about feeling hollow, it’s more about preventing that hollow feeling that any one of us can develop through negative thinking and limited beliefs.

“As for ‘Hollow‘, musically it represents the catchier side of Imonolith‘s music. We have varying influences spread throughout the band and we don’t like to play just one style of music. We have a more metal crushing side, a catchier radio side and then music that fits in-between our heavy and catchier vibes. We always aim to make Imonolith‘s overall sound diverse and interesting. Most of all, we’re always focused on trying to write a great song, no matter if it’s heavy or catchy.”

Imonolith’s first live shows will take place in February and March:

02/23 Vancouver, BC – The Red Room
03/01 Calgary, AB – Dickens
03/02 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Temple

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Integrity West Coast Tour w/ Toxic Holocaust, All Out War Announced

Integrity announce the dates for a West Coast headlining tour with support coming from Toxic Holocaust, All Out War, Incendiary, From Ashes Rise on select dates. Funeral Chic will the opening act for the entire tour. Below’s where that trek will hit:

04/18 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick (feat. Toxic Holocaust & All Out War)
04/19 Los Angeles, CA – Catch One (feat. Toxic Holocaust & All Out War)
04/20 San Francisco, CA – Oakland Metro (feat. Toxic Holocaust & All Out War)
04/21 Sacramento, CA – Colonial Theatre (feat. Toxic Holocaust & All Out War)
04/23 Reno, NV – Jub Jubs
04/24 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
04/25 Boise, ID – The Shredder
04/26 Portland, OR – Dante’s (feat. Incendiary & From Ashes Rise)
04/27 Seattle, WA – El Corazon (feat. Incendiary)

In addition you can catch Integrity also at the shows below:

02/16 Vancouver, BC – DPK Five Year Anniversary
04/12 Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry (‘Decibel Metal & Beer Pre-Fest‘)
04/13 Cleveland, OH – The Phantasy
05/24-25 Erica, NL – Pitfest
06/07 Austin, TX – Austin Terror Fest

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Enterprise Earth & Aethere North American Tour Announced

Enterprise Earth announce a North American headlining tour for March that will find them joined by Aethere. The band‘s new album “Luciferous” is scheduled for an April 05th release date via eOne Music/Good Fight Music. Dates for that their run are as follows:

03/12 Victoria, BC – Lucky Bar
03/13 Vancouver, BC – The Astoria
03/14 Kelowna, BC – Fernando’s Pub
03/15 Calgary, AB – Vern’s Pub
03/16 Saskatoon, SK – Black Cat Tavern
03/17 Winnipeg, MB – The Handsome Daughter
03/18 Regina, SK – Cloud 9
03/21 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
03/22 Colorado Spring, CO – Black Sheep
03/23 Omaha, NE – Lookout Lounge
03/24 Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
03/26 Toronto, ON – Hard Luck
03/27 Quebec City, QC – L’Anti
03/28 Montreal, QC – Piranha Bar

The tour will lead Enterprise Earth into their co-headlining U.S. tour with Lorna Shore:

03/29 Providence, RI – Fete Music hall
03/30 Brooklyn, NY – The Kingsland
03/31 Hartford, CT – The Webster Underground
04/01 Washington, DC – The Pinch
04/02 Morgantown, WV – 123 Pleasant St.
04/03 Nashville, TN – The End
04/04 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
04/05 Orlando, FL – Soundbar
04/06 Margate, FL – O’Malley’s
04/07 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
04/09 New Orleans, LA – Howlin’ Wolf
04/10 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
04/11 Corpus Christi, TX – House of Rock
04/12 Dallas, TX – 2513 Deep Ellum
04/13 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
04/14 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street
04/16 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
04/17 Los Angeles, CA – Catch One
04/18 Petaluma, CA – Phoenix Theater
04/19 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
04/20 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
04/22 Portland, OR – Paris Theater
04/23 Seattle, WA – Fun House / El Corazon
04/24 Spokane, WA – The Pin
04/26 Salt Lake City, UT – The Loading Dock
04/27 Denver, CO – The Roxy Theatre
04/28 Merriam, KS – Aftershock
04/29 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
04/30 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Rock Club
05/01 Cincinnati, OH – Northside Yacht Club
05/02 Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary
05/03 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
05/04 Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge

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Children Of Bodom, Swallow The Sun, Wolfheart, Etc. Announce North American Tour

Children Of Bodom announce the dates for a headlining North American tour that will find them supported by Swallow The Sun and Wolfheart. Summoner’s Circle, Hollow Cry and Fragmentum will join them as opening act on select stops. Children Of Bodom will out on the road to support their new release “Hexed“, which will be out March 08th.

See for all dates below:

w/ Summoner’s Circle:

03/13 Quebec City, QC – Imperial
03/14 Montreal, QC – Corona Theater
03/15 Ottawa, ON – Bronson Centre
03/16 Toronto, ON – The Phoenix Concert Theater

w/ Hollow Cry:

03/18 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews
03/19 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
03/20 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater
03/22 Denver, CO – The Summit
03/23 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
03/25 Calgary, AB – The Palace Theatre
03/26 Edmonton, AB – Union
03/27 Vancouver, BC – The Vogue Theater
03/29 Seattle, WA – El Corazon

w/ Fragmentum:

03/30 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
04/01 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
04/03 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
04/03 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
04/05 San Antonio, TX – Alamo Music Hall
04/06 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
04/07 Dallas, TX – Canton Hall

w/ Summoner’s Circle:

04/09 Tampa, FL – The Ritz
04/11 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
04/12 Charlotte, NC – The Underground
04/13 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
04/14 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr Smalls Theatre
04/16 Syracuse, NY – Westcott Theater
04/17 Boston, MA – The Royale
04/18 Reading, PA – Reverb
04/19 New York, NY – Irving Plaza

Speaking of the coming tour, Children Of Bodom frontman/guitarist Alexi Laiho offered:

“Hello North America! Just wanna say and empathize the word “finally” … fuckin’ finally we’ll be back on the road – like old school style and over the pond too!! We’ll be in your town just as you’re getting your hands on the new record. Even if you do not have it, don’t worry cause we’re gonna rotate the setlist to include old tracks that will blow your mind back to hell so it’s gonna be a good fuckin’ party ladies and gentlemen. Hoping to see you there!!”

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Jesus Piece January West Coast Tour Announced

Jesus Piece announce five dates for a West Coast run with Gag and Vamachara. Below’s where that trek will stop:

01/22 Vancouver, BC – 333 (Jesus Piece only)
01/23 Portland, OR – Watershed PDX
01/25 Berkeley, CA – 924 Gilman
01/26 Fullerton, CA – Riff Mountain
01/27 Las Vegas, NV – American Legion Post 8

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Jesus Piece January West Coast Tour Announced

Jesus Piece announce five dates for a West Coast run with Gag and Vamachara. Below’s where that trek will stop:

01/22 Vancouver, BC – 333 (Jesus Piece only)
01/23 Portland, OR – Watershed PDX
01/25 Berkeley, CA – 924 Gilman
01/26 Fullerton, CA – Riff Mountain
01/27 Las Vegas, NV – American Legion Post 8

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Hissing Announce West Coast Tour

Seattle death metal trio HISSING has announced a run of West Coast North American tour dates for early 2019 in support of their debut LP, Permanent Destitution, released in October through Profound Lore Records. The tour sees HISSING paired with Oakland’s brutalizing Abstracter, with dates running from February 22nd through March 2nd.

HISSING West Coast North American Tour w/ Abstracter:

2/22/2019 Twilight – Portland, OR
2/23/2019 Pat’s Pub – Vancouver, BC
2/24/2019 Highline Bar – Seattle, WA
2/25/2019 Plaid Pig – Tacoma, WA
2/26/2019 Old Nick’s – Eugene, OR
2/27/2019 Siren Song – Eureka, CA
2/28/2019 Blue Lamp – Sacramento, CA
3/01/2019 Manny’s – Paso Robles, CA
3/02/2019 Elbo Room – Oakland, CA

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Noisem Premiere New Song “Sin Rash” – Wrapping Up New Album “Cease To Exist”

A new Noisem song entitled “Sin Rash” has premiered online and can be heard below. The track is the group’s first new material since 2015. Noisem have an early 2019 release scheduled for their new record “Cease To Exist“.

Says Sebastian Philips of this latest track:

“‘Sin Rash‘ is a little more manic all the way through than the songs on the album are; there’s kind of a pulse and a pace to the new record but there are still plenty of those super-fast rippers.”

“Cease To Exist” was recorded with Kevin Bernsten (Integrity, Full Of Hell) and mastered by Brad Boatright. Primitive Man‘s Ethan McCarthy handled the artwork for the release. The group are presently out on the below tour with Blame God and World Peace:

11/16 Tacoma, WA – The Plaid Pig
11/17 Vancouver, BC – CBDB’s
11/18 Seattle, WA – Highline Bar
11/19 Portland, OR – Tonic Lounge
11/20 Sacramento, CA – Blue Lamp
11/21 Los Angeles, CA – Rec Center

If you missed the news earlier this week, Sebastian Phillips was announced as full-time member of Exhumed.

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