CASTLE: Heavy Doom/Metal Unit Announces Stone Thrones West Coast Dates; Endless Graveyard Tour Underway

– an irrepressible combination of 70s doom, NWOBHM, musty-yet-in-your-face production courtesy of famed Neurosis/Melvins producer Billy Anderson, and the smoky, whiskey-stained vocals of Liz Blackwell… – Metal Hammer Heavy doom/metal unit CASTLE — currently in the midst of their Endless Graveyard live takeover — will take to the streets again in November for the west […]

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Alesana Announces “Ten Frail Years” U.S. Tour Dates

North Carolina unit and Revival Recordings band Alesana is thrilled to announce the west coast “Ten Frail Years of Vanity and Wax” tour. Alesana will perform debut LP “On Frail Wings of Vanity and Wax” in its entirety during this trek.

The tour kicks off February 4th in Portland, OR at the Analog Cafe. The band will make its way down the west coast and finish in Salt Lake City, UT at In The Venue.

Supporting will come from The Win, Versus, Charlatan, and Vesta Collide. VIP Packages for the upcoming tour are available here and Shawn Milke had this to say about the tour:

“The 10 year anniversary tour for ‘On Frail Wings of Vanity and Wax’ is hitting the west coast! Let’s travel back in time together, to a day where emo bangs, Chelsea hair cuts, and MySpace ruled the planet. You bring the energy, we’ll handle the rest!”

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Sick Of It All Announces 30th Anniversary Tour Dates

New York based hardcore outfit Sick Of It All is proud to announce a series of headlining dates in the U.S. celebrating 30 years together as a band. The group will play eight shows throughout the West Coast to start off April, followed by a few dates on the East Coast in early July.

Sick Of It All will be joined by Bl’ast and Old Firm Casuals on the West Coast trek, and Street Dogs, King Ly Chee, and Manipulate for the East Coast shows.

Speaking on these unique performances, the band comments, “We’re very fortunate to have such a long career playing our brand of aggressive music. It’s exciting to celebrate this milestone with our audience in the U.S. and around the globe, and as much as we like to share our music from our early days, we know it’s imperative to continue moving forward on our own path. See you out there!”

West Coast:
4/01 San Diego, CA @ The Soda Bar (*)
4/02 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction (*)
4/03 Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy (*)
4/04 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Atrium (**)
4/06 Fresno, CA @ Strummers (*)
4/08 Orangevale, CA @ Boardwalk (**)
4/09 Reno, NV @ Jub Jubs (**)
4/10 San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge (**)

(*) With Bl’ast & (**) With Old Firm Casuals

Canada:
5/28 Toronto, CA @ The Opera House (44 Fest)

East Coast:
7/06 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
7/07 Philly, PA @ Union Transfer
7/08 Washington DC @ Black Cat (#)
7/09 New York, NY @ Webster Hall (^)

With: Street Dogs, King Ly Chee &Manipulate
(#) Without Manipulate
(^) Also with Murphy’s Law

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Cult Of Luna Kicking Off North American Tour Dates

Sweden’s Cult Of Luna begins a North American tour in New York City at Gramercy Theater today. This is the first appearance stateside for the band since 2013 supporting last release, “Vertikal” (Density Records).

Supporting Cult of Luna on the east coast will be Kylesa and InAeona and on the west coast the band will be joined by Minsk and Subrosa.

09/01 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
09/02 – Montreal, QC @ Café Campus
09/03 – Toronto, ON @ Mod Club Theatre
09/04 – Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s
09/05 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
09/06 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s
09/07 – Portland, OR @ Star Theater
09/08 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
09/09 – West Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy

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Cult Of Luna Kicking Off North American Tour Dates

Sweden’s Cult Of Luna begins a North American tour in New York City at Gramercy Theater today. This is the first appearance stateside for the band since 2013 supporting last release, “Vertikal” (Density Records).

Supporting Cult of Luna on the east coast will be Kylesa and InAeona and on the west coast the band will be joined by Minsk and Subrosa.

09/01 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
09/02 – Montreal, QC @ Café Campus
09/03 – Toronto, ON @ Mod Club Theatre
09/04 – Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s
09/05 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
09/06 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s
09/07 – Portland, OR @ Star Theater
09/08 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
09/09 – West Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy

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Crimson Shadows Announces U.S. Shows With Nekrogoblikon

The 2013 International Wacken Battle champions from Crimson Shadows are currently forging through the frozen reaches of their homeland of Canada and will voyage onward into the USA to slay the west coast with Nekrogoblikon in August.

This is the band’s first U.S. tour since the release of Napalm Records debut “Kings Among Men” (reviewed here) in the fall of 2014.

The power/melodic death band from Toronto had this to say: “We are extremely excited to do our first American tour with our mates in Nekrogoblikon. With an alliance forged between Vikings and Goblins, this tour will be the most epic invasion the west coast has ever seen!”

7/10: Winnipeg, MB @ The Zoo
7/11: Regina, SK @ The Exchange
7/12: Red Deer, AB @ Murphs Pub
7/13: Edmonton, AB @ DV8 Tavern
7/17: Armstrong, BC @ Armstrong Metal Fest
7/18: Calgary, AB @ Distortion
7/19: Lethbridge, AB @ The Inferno
7/21: Brandon, MB @ North Inn

w/Black Fast
8/1: St. Louis, MO @ Firebird

w/Nekrogoblikon
8/13: Glendale, CA @ The Complex
8/14: Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
8/15: San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick
8/16: Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto
8/18: San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall
8/19: Fort Worth, TX @ Tomcats West
8/21: Denver, CO @ Moon Room
8/22: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Music Garage
8/23: Reno, NV @ PB&J’s
8/25: Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro
8/27: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
8/28: Portland, OR @ Analog Café

Crimson Shadows Headline Dates
9/5: Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose
9/11: Westland, MI @ Token Lounge

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JASON W. WALTON: Agalloch Bassist/Self Spiller Mastermind To Unleash Solo Seven-Inch Later This Month

Agalloch bassist/Self Spiller mastermind, JASON W. WALTON, has been creating surreal and otherworldly soundscapes for over twenty years. In the ’90s he began working under the name Nothing and released four full-length albums and various EPs and singles. He performed live as Nothing in the Midwest and the West Coast before retiring the name in […]

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Official Live Video For “The Breed Of Durin” Available From Wind Rose

Italian metal act Wind Rose released an official live music video for the track “The Breed of Durin.” The song appears on latest album “Wardens of the West Wind,” which was released in February via Scarlet Records.

The clip was recorded during the European Tour 2015 with Eluveitie and Skalmold, with shots from Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Greece, Bulgaria and Romania. Check it out here:

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Slice The Cake Posts “Odyssey To The West” Album Trailer

Slice The Cake just dropped a new teaser trailer for the band’s upcoming album, which is available below, and the group also comments:

“Hope everyone is excited for ‘Odyssey to the West’ to drop on March 1st! We’re slaving away to get the album wrapped up, and we’re sorry we haven’t had much to get you all hyped, so by way of apology, here’s two minutes of new tunes.”

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Slice The Cake Announces New Album “Odyssey To The West”

Slice The Cake has checked in with the following announcement about releasing a new album:

“So, we’ve long been mostly silent and short on details for our new album until now. We’ve been taking our time and making sure the cake is cooked to absolute perfection, but now we’re ready to begin unveiling what we feel is our Magnum Opus.

“Odyssey to the West is a concept album that combines a more emotionally mature approach to our songwriting with a visceral and poetic lyrical take on biblical allegory and meta-narrative, exploring themes such as archetypes, the nature of narrative itself, universal symbolism, spiritual alchemy and recurrence.

“This record has been a labour of love from its inception, we have poured our hearts, souls and minds into this work and we’re incredibly excited for you to hear what we’ve created. You will be able to listen to Odyssey to the West, in full, on March 1st, 2015.”

The album’s track listing is as follows:

1. The Exile i. The Razor’s Edge
2. The Exile ii. The City of Destruction
3. Stone and Silver i. The Mountains of Man
4. Stone and Silver ii. The Horned God
5. Stone and Silver iii. The Man of Papyrus Limbs
6. Westward Bound i. The Lantern
7. Westward Bound ii. The Pilgrim’s Progress
8. Castle in the Sky ii. The Tree of Life
9. Unending Waltz
10. From Shell to Shell
11. The Dark Carnival
12. The Man of Ash and Rust i. The Torn Thread
13. The Man of Ash and Rust ii. Nameless, Faceless
14. Destiny’s Fool
15. The Holy Mountain

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