Black Tusk Kicks Off Their North American Tour Beginning This Week

Black Tusk are set to kick off their previously announced North American headlining tour. The first ‘TCBT’ dates begin tonight in Atlanta, and includes stops at Heavy Mountain Festival, RPM Fest, SMOD Fest and more. BLACK TUSK will be joined by Whores and White Nails on select dates. A full list of confirmed shows can be found below.

Aug. 9 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl **
Aug. 10 Lexington, KY @ The Green Lantern **
Aug. 11 St Louis, MO @ Fubar **
Aug. 12 Omaha, NE @ Stoned Meadow Of Doom Festival
Aug. 13 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews **
Aug. 14 Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club **
Aug. 15 Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre
Aug. 16 Chicago, IL @ Reggies
Aug. 17 Canton, OH @ Buzzbin
Aug. 18 Columbus, OH @ Space Bar
Aug. 19 Hamtramck, MI @ Small’s
Aug. 20 Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
Aug. 22 Quebec City, QC @ L’Anti
Aug. 23 Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
Aug. 24 Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Electriques
Aug. 25 Montague, MA @ RPM Festival
Aug. 26 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
Aug. 28 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
Aug. 29 Washington DC @ DC9 Whores
Aug. 30 Chesapeake, VA @ Riffhouse Pub
Aug. 31 Wilmington, @ NC Reggies 42nd Street
Sep. 1 West Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
Sep. 2 Asheville, NC@ Heavy MTN Festival **
** = Without Whores


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The White Swan (Kittie) Debut New Song “Touch Taste Destroy”

The White Swan, featuring Kittie drummer Mercedes Lander among their lineup, premiere the title track to their approaching new EP, “Touch Taste Destroy“. That outing is headed for a September 07th release.

Says Lander of this latest track:

“‘Touch Taste Destroy‘ is about experiencing real romantic love for the first time. The kind of love that completely consumes you and ruins any idea of what you thought real love was like. The main riff came together very easily for me and was written on an Alvarez baritone acoustic on my couch in about 5 minutes.

We had the middle part tucked away in our bank of riffs and it fit very well with the main bit of music. Lyrically, the song is quite sappy, which is an underlying theme with The White Swan in general, but I really wanted to keep the verses very dark sounding, to contrast the lyrical content, and the choruses a bit more intense but in the same dark vein as the verses.

I felt like TTD perfectly describes the EP’s theme. Not only is it one of my favorite songs but it speaks for the content of all three songs on the EP.”

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Windhand Premiere New Song “Gray Garden” From Upcoming New Album “Eternal Return”

Virginia doom-metal group Windhand premiere a new song titled “Gray Garden”, taken from their upcoming new album “Eternal Return”, which will be out in stores October 5th via Relapse.

Check out now “Gray Garden” below.

Windhand – Eternal Return track listing:

01. “Halcyon”
02. “Grey Garden”
03. “Pilgrim’s Rest”
04. “First To Die”
05. “Light Into Dark”
06. “Red Cloud”
07. “Eyeshine”
08. “Diablerie”
09. “Feather”

Windhand tour dates:
Oct. 08 — Atlanta, GA — The Earl #
Oct. 09 — New Orleans, LA — Gasa Gasa #
Oct. 10 — Houston TX — White Oak Music Hall #
Oct. 11 — Dallas, TX — Club Dada #
Oct. 12 — Austin, TX — Barracuda #
Oct. 14 — Albuquerque, NM — Sister #
Oct. 15 — Phoenix, AZ — Valley Bar #
Oct. 16 — Los Angeles, CA — El Rey Theatre #
Oct. 17 — Oakland, CA — Starline Social Club #
Oct. 19 — Portland, OR — Aladdin Theatre #
Oct. 20 — Vancouver, British Columbia — Venue #
Oct. 21 — Seattle, WA — Neumos #
Oct. 23 — Denver, CO — Larimer Lounge #
Oct. 24 — Kansas City, MO — The Riot Room #
Nov. 01 — Philadelphia, PA — Underground Arts #
Nov. 02 — Brooklyn, NY — Elsewhere #
Nov. 03 — Boston, MA — Brighton Music Hall #
Nov. 04 — Montreal, Québec — Le Belmont #
Nov. 05 — Toronto, Ontario — The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern #
Nov. 07 — Chicago, IL — Subterranean #
Nov. 08 — Minneapolis, MN — Fine Line Music Cafe #
Nov. 09 — Milwaukee, WI — Cactus Club #
Nov. 10 — Indianapolis, IN — The Hi-Fi #
Nov. 11 — Nashville, TN — The Basement East #
Nov. 12 — Louisville, KY — Zanzabar #
Nov. 13 — Columbus, OH — Ace of Cups #
Nov. 15 — Richmond, VA — The Broadberry #

# — w/ Satan’s Satyrs

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Sparta November U.S. Mini Tour Announced

Sparta (ex-At The Drive In) have announced an U.S. mini tour for November. Those dates include:

11/12 Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub
11/13 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
11/14 New Orleans, LA – The Parish
11/16 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar n Grill
11/17 San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
11/18 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall

The band will also be touring later this month with the following more immediate shows booked:

08/10 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
08/11 Ann Arbor, MI – Blind Pig
08/12 Cleveland Heights, OH – Grog Shop
08/13 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
08/15 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
08/16 Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes
08/17 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
08/18 Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel

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Wolvhammer Drop Off Abigail Williams Tour – Delete Facebook & Instagram Accounts

It looks like there may be some conflict in the Wolvhammer camp as both the group’s Facebook and Instagram accounts appear to have been deleted. The band have also been replaced on Abigail Williams‘ approaching summer tour with Ghost Bath. Wolf King will now be taking Wolvhammer’s spot on that run.

Comments Abigail Williams:

“A slight update with our upcoming tour with Ghost Bath. Unfortunately, Wolvhammer had to pull from the tour. We have replaced them with Wolf King. We’re glad to have these guys a part of our headlining tour. Go check them out!”

Dates for the mentioned trek run as follows:

08/18 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction (Abigail Williams only)
08/19 San Diego, CA – Space Bar
08/21 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
08/22 Albuquerque, NM – The Launchpad
08/23 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street Collective
08/24 Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
08/25 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
08/27 Minneapolis, MN – Lee’s Liquor Lounge
08/28 Madison, WI – Ruby
08/29 Chicago, IL – Reggies
08/30 Moline, IL – Bierstube
08/31 Louisville, KY – Trixie’s
09/01 Nashville, TN – The End
09/04 Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class
09/05 Pontiac, MI – The Pike Room
09/06 Toronto, ON – Rockpile West
09/07 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
09/08 Montreal, QC – Piranha Bar
09/09 Quebec City, QC – L’Anti Bar
09/11 Manchester, NH – Bungalow
09/12 Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
09/13 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus Bar
09/15 Camp Hidden Valley, MD – Shadow Woods Fest
09/16 Virginia Beach, VA – Shakas Live
09/18 Greenville, SC – The Radio Room
09/19 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (feat. Revocation, Exhumed, etc.)
09/20 New Orleans, LA – Santos Bar
09/21 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall (feat. Revocation, Exhumed, etc.)
09/22 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live (feat. Revocation, Exhumed, etc.)
09/23 Fort Worth, TX – The Rail Club (feat. Revocation, Exhumed, etc.)


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Clutch Posts New Video, “Hot Bottom Feeder” Online

Maryland based hard rockers Clutch has posted a new music video online for the song, “Hot Bottom Feeder.” You can check it out below. The song is the second single from their forthcoming twelth studio album, “Book Of Bad Decisions,” which is scheduled to be released through their own label, Weathermaker Music on September 7th. Book Of Bad Decisions was recorded at Sputnik Sound in Nashville, TN by producer Vance Powell (Jack White, Chris Stapleton, The Raconteurs, The Dead Weather) and consists of 15 new tracks.

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Cannibal Corpse Announces U.S. Tour With Hate Eternal And Harm’s Way

Following the release of their critically-lauded fourteenth studio album, Red Before Black, last year, Cannibal Corpse will head back out on the road this winter for US live takeover. The tour will run from November 2nd through December 6th with support provided by Hate Eternal and Harm’s Way.

CANNIBAL CORPSE w/ Hate Eternal, Harm’s Way:
11/02/2018 The Music Farm – Columbia, SC
11/03/2018 Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
11/04/2018 Shaka’s Live – Norfolk, VA
11/05/2018 Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA
11/07/2018 Higher Ground – Burlington, VT
11/08/2018 Fete – Providence, RI
11/09/2018 White Eagle Hall – Jersey City, NJ
11/10/2018 Anthology – Rochester, NY
11/11/2018 Skully’s – Columbus, OH
11/13/2018 The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
11/14/2018 Civic Music Hall – Toledo, OH
11/15/2018 The Castle Theater – Bloomington, IL
11/16/2018 Durty Nelly’s – Palatine, IL
11/17/2018 The Majestic Theater – Madison, WI
11/18/2018 Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA
11/20/2018 The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE
11/21/2018 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
11/23/2018 House of Rock – Corpus Christi, TX
11/24/2018 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
11/25/2018 The Varsity Theater – Baton Rouge, LA
11/27/2018 Cosmic Charlies – Lexington, KY
11/28/2018 Mr. Smalls Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA
11/29/2018 The Vogue – Indianapolis, IN
11/30/2018 Delmar Hall – St. Louis, MO
12/01/2018 The Blue Note – Columbia, MO
12/03/2018 Growlers – Memphis, TN
12/04/2018 Georgia Theater – Athens, GA
12/05/2018 The Abbey – Orlando, FL
12/06/2018 The Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

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Monte Pittman reveals details for two new albums, ‘Better or Worse’ and ‘Between the Space’

– July 17th, 2018 –

Launches two new singles “Evidence” and “Depth Perception”; announces USA tour with Sebastian Bach

There are great guitarists, great vocalists and great songwriters, but Monte Pittman is one of the elite few who can truly lay claim to all three titles – and on August 31st, he once again raises the stakes with two new solo albums: Better Or Worse and Between The Space . Monte comments:

“The album ‘Between The Space‘ is a heavy album that gets straight to the point as soon as it starts. The theme is about connection, alignment, and what divides those things. As always when I write, my goal is coming up with the material that fits in my live show. I did everything on these albums. I wrote it all, I played every instrument, I recorded it, and I mixed it. The only thing I didn’t do was the artwork (by Aaron Lea) and mastering (by Alan Douches). It was a challenge having so many tasks. It was a luxury being able to take the time and get everything just how I wanted it. It was a learning experience, and it was a lot of fun making it.

The album ‘Better Or Worse‘ is an acoustic album but it feels like a heavy album. The theme is about being attached to something or being unattached. It could be an idea or a thought process. The softest part of the album has the heaviest lyrics. It builds instrumentally as the album progresses. I wanted the tone of each track to be a little different from each other. ‘Better Or Worse‘ and ‘Between The Space‘ both mirror each other and they are polar opposites. The idea is to have something there for the people who like my heavy music, something for the people who like my acoustic music, and something for the people who like the variety of both.”

For a preview of both albums, please visit: – where the new singles “Depth Perception” (from Better Or Worse ) and “Evidence” (from Between The Space ) can be streamed, and the records can be pre-ordered on CD.

“‘Evidence’ is the opening track off ‘Between The Space,’” Monte adds. “This is a great introduction to the album. It has a little bit of everything I’ve done up until now and taken it a few steps further.
‘Depth Perception’ is also the opening track off ‘Better Or Worse‘. I wanted this album, and especially this song in particular, to be acoustic but feel like a heavy album.”

Between The Space track-listing
1. Evidence
2. Ominous / Hope
3. Changing of the Guard
4. Between the Space
5. Once Upon a Time
6. Equal Temperament
7. Reverse Magnetism
8. Beguiling

Better Or Worse track-listing
1. Depth Perception
2. Have Faith
3. Turning Retrograde
4. Better or Worse
5. The Right Words
6. Whose Side Are You On?
7. Torchbearer
8. Witch Trials

In support of Between The Space and Better Or Worse , Monte will join Sebastian Bach on the road this fall across the USA. See below for all dates!

Monte Pittman tour dates
w/ Sebastian Bach, One Bad Son

Sept. 26 – The Oriental Theater – Denver, CO
Sept. 27 – The Mesa Theater – Grand Junction, CO
Sept. 28 – The Commonwealth Room – South Salt Lake, UT
Sept. 30 – BLK Live – Scottsdale, AZ
Oct. 2 – Jake’s Backroom – Lubbock, TX
Oct. 3 – The Rock Box – San Antonio, TX
Oct. 5 – IDL Ballroom – Tulsa, OK
Oct. 6 – Canton Hall – Dallas, TX
Oct. 7 – White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
Oct. 9 – Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
Oct. 10 – The Royal Grove – Lincoln, NE
Oct. 12 – Mercy Lounge – Nashville, TN
Oct. 13 – Trixie’s Entertainment Complex – Louisville, KY
Oct. 14 – Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
Oct. 16 – Jergel’s Rhythm Grille – Warrendale, PA
Oct. 18 – The Stone Pony – Ashbury Park, NJ
Oct. 19 – Aura – Portland, ME
Oct. 20 – Wally’s – Hampton Beach, NH
Oct. 21 – Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
Oct. 24 – Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA
Oct. 25 – The State Theatre – Falls Church – Falls Church, VA
Oct. 26 – Boathouse Live – Newport News, VA
Oct. 27 – Tarheel – Jacksonville, NC
Oct. 28 – The Senate at Tin Roof – Columbia, SC
Oct. 30 – 37 Main – Buford, GA
Oct. 31 – The Foundation Performing Arts & Conference Center – Spindale, NC
Nov. 2 – The Plaza Live – Orlando, FL
Nov. 3 – State Theatre – St. Petersburg – St. Petersburg, FL

Monte Pittman online:

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Fit For A King Premiere New Music Video “The Price Of Agony”

Fit For A King premiere a new music video for their track “The Price Of Agony” which you can stream below. The song is taken from the band’s forthcoming new effort “Dark Skies“, which will be out in stores on September 14th via Solid State.

Fit For A King vocalist Ryan Kirby says of it:

“The song is about the political divide not just in America, but around the world and how this divide has caused us to not just disagree with others, but to despise people with differing views, even though outside of politics, we all have more in common than we allow ourselves to believe.”

As previously reported, Fit For A King have this headlining tour with Like Moths To Flames and Currents booked for later this month:

07/18 Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live
07/19 Fort Worth, TX – Rail Club
07/20 Tyler, TX – Crossroads
07/21 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street
07/22 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
07/24 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
07/25 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
07/26 Van Nuys, CA – White Oak
07/27 Reno, NV – Jub Jubs
07/28 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
07/29 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
07/31 Wichita, KS – Rock Island Live
08/01 Kansas City, MO – Davey’s Uptown
08/02 Sioux Falls, SD – Big Bars
08/03 Duluth, MN – Red Herring Lounge
08/05 Indianapolis, IN – Hoosier Dome
08/07 Lansing, MI – The Loft
08/08 Charleston, WV – The Bakery
08/09 Fayetteville, NC – Drunk Horse Pub
08/10 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
08/11 Orlando, FL – Soundbar
08/12 Margate, FL – O’Malleys
08/14 Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall

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Bummer Premiere New Song “Astro Bastard” From Upcoming New Album “Holy Terror”

Metallic sludge outfit Bummer premiere a new song entitled “Astro Bastard”, taken from their upcoming new album “Holy Terror”, which drops August 24 via Learning Curve Records.

Check out now “Astro Bastard” below.

Bummer live dates:

July 16 – Kansas City, MO @ recordBar w/ Unsane
Aug 31 – Kansas City, MO @ Roller Dog – Holy Terror record release party 1
Sep 1 – Lawrence, KS @ White Schoolhouse – Holy Terror record release party 2
Sep 2 – Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room w/ Big Business
Sep 8 – Lexington, KY @ Cosmic Charlie’s w/ Big Business

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