Ministry Announces European Tour Dates; Dying Fetus To Support On Select Dates

Industrial metal legends Ministry will continue to support their critically acclaimed album “AmeriKKKant” and have announced an extensive tour which includes four UK dates, and a stretch throughout mainland Europe.

Catch the band’s politically-charged live set on one of the below dates:

MINISTRY – EU/UK Summer 2019
16.06. AT Nickelsdorf – Novarock
17.06. DE Lindau – Club Vaudeville
18.06. FR Strasbourg – Laiterie
20.06. FR Clisson – Hellfest / Knotfest
22.06. BE Dessel – Graspop
23.06. NL Nijmegen – Doornroosje
25.06. NO Oslo – Vulkan Arena
26.06. DK Aarhus – Voxhall
27.06. DE Hannover – Pavillon
30.06. DE Berlin – Huxleys
02.07. UK Bristol – SWX
03.07. UK Glasgow – SWG3
04.07. UK Birmingham – O2 Institute
06.07. UK London – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
07.07. FR Paris – La Machine du Moulin Rouge
09.07. DE Bochum @ Matrix
10.07. CZ Prague – Roxy
11.07. HU Budapest – A38
12.07. RO Timisoara – Rock la Mures
13.07. SK Kosice – Collosseum Club
15.07. LVA Riga – Melna Piektdiena w/ Dying Fetus
16.07. ES Tallinn – Rock Cafe w/ Dying Fetus
17.07. FI Tampere – Pakkahuone w/ Dying Fetus
19.07. SE Gävle – Gefle Metal Festival

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High On Fire Pulls Out Of Speed Of The Wizard Tour With Municipal Waste

High On Fire has announced that they have had to pull out of the Speed Of The Wizard tour, alongside Municipal Waste, Toxic Holocaust and Haunt.

The band has provided a statement: “(Guitarist, vocalist) Matt (Pike) has a medical emergency culminating in the partial amputation of one of his toes. The scheduling of this procedure is immediate and the recovery time will overlap our intended tour with MW. We will unfortunately be unable to participate in this tour but will be back stronger than ever in 2019!”

The tour itself will continue on without High on Fire as scheduled. Municipal Waste has provided a statement: “First and foremost we wish our friend Matt the best of luck with his recovery. We need him, the metal world in general needs him. We would much rather have him miss a tour to heal up rather than not having any more Matt Pike music in the future. High On Fire‘s new album is amazing and we love him and his band mates so much. That being said after much discussion us Toxic and Haunt are still going to do the tour. It just makes sense, why make something negative worse? Get better Matt we love you.”

Earlier this month, High On Fire frontman Matt Pike was interviewed by Metal Underground, where he discussed the band’s new album, “Electric Messiah,” Lemmy and more. You can check it out below.

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High On Fire Pulls Out Of Speed Of The Wizard Tour With Municipal Waste

High On Fire has announced that they have had to pull out of the Speed Of The Wizard tour, alongside Municipal Waste, Toxic Holocaust and Haunt.

The band has provided a statement: “(Guitarist, vocalist) Matt (Pike) has a medical emergency culminating in the partial amputation of one of his toes. The scheduling of this procedure is immediate and the recovery time will overlap our intended tour with MW. We will unfortunately be unable to participate in this tour but will be back stronger than ever in 2019!”

The tour itself will continue on without High on Fire as scheduled. Municipal Waste has provided a statement: “First and foremost we wish our friend Matt the best of luck with his recovery. We need him, the metal world in general needs him. We would much rather have him miss a tour to heal up rather than not having any more Matt Pike music in the future. High On Fire‘s new album is amazing and we love him and his band mates so much. That being said after much discussion us Toxic and Haunt are still going to do the tour. It just makes sense, why make something negative worse? Get better Matt we love you.”

Earlier this month, High On Fire frontman Matt Pike was interviewed by Metal Underground, where he discussed the band’s new album, “Electric Messiah,” Lemmy and more. You can check it out below.

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Exciter Guitarist John Ricci Leaves The Band

Canadian speed metal stalwarts Exciter, whose original lineup reunited in 2015, has announced that guitarist John Ricci has left the band for the second time. A statement from bassist Allan James Johnson reads as follows:

“Some rather heavy news in the Exciter camp. Due to certain professional and personal differences, John Ricci has decided to leave the band. I wish to inform the fans worldwide that Dan Beehler and I are going to forge on with our song writing and recording however live shows will be postponed until such a time that we can find a suitable guitarist. As I am the sole administrator of the Exciter Original Facebook page I will continue to post from time to time to keep up the legacy of what we have accomplished over the last four and a half years but I will no doubt create a whole new Facebook page for the next incarnation of Exciter. In the meantime, all the best of luck and health to John.”

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Memoriam Splits With Drummer Andy Whale

British death metal supergroup Memoriam, which is comprised of members of Bolt Thrower, Benediction and Cerebral Fix, has announced that they will part company with drummer Andy Whale after two shows in Germany at the end of this month. A statement from the band reads as follows:

“Those who know Andy will know he is a fiercely proud family man and father. He wants to be with the first love of his life, which is his partner and children, more and we cannot see a better and more admirable reason for a band departure. We are sure that Andy will continue playing in the future but we think he may well follow his more punk routes than death metal. This is not an acrimonious departure and we are sure that in the future he will jump behind the kit again with Memoriam on stage for a bit of a bash!

“So, on the 28th and 29th of September in Germany (Erfurt and Oberhausen), Andy will be doing his last live shows with Memoriam. So those that can, please come along and enjoy the events, join our party, have fun and give Andy a right good send-off. All other shows will still go ahead, but for now, let’s all wish Andy well in whatever endeavour he chooses to move on with.

“We have achieved so much in such a short time together as a band and our love for you will never diminish. Our love and respect, always.”

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Triaxis Parts With Guitarist Glyn Williams

U.K. band Triaxis just issued the following announcement about parting ways with the band’s guitar player:

“It brings us great sadness to announce that guitarist Glyn Williams will be leaving Triaxis to pursue other avenues. He has amazing opportunities coming his way, and we hope you will continue to support this fantastic musician in all the work he does, just as you have supported us.

“We wish him all the best for his exciting future ahead. All 6 forthcoming dates will be going ahead with shredmaster Glyn as a part of the band, so please come and make these shows really special for us. See you on the road this week.”

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Triaxis Parts With Guitarist Glyn Williams

U.K. band Triaxis just issued the following announcement about parting ways with the band’s guitar player:

“It brings us great sadness to announce that guitarist Glyn Williams will be leaving Triaxis to pursue other avenues. He has amazing opportunities coming his way, and we hope you will continue to support this fantastic musician in all the work he does, just as you have supported us.

“We wish him all the best for his exciting future ahead. All 6 forthcoming dates will be going ahead with shredmaster Glyn as a part of the band, so please come and make these shows really special for us. See you on the road this week.”

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Triaxis Parts With Guitarist Glyn Williams

U.K. band Triaxis just issued the following announcement about parting ways with the band’s guitar player:

“It brings us great sadness to announce that guitarist Glyn Williams will be leaving Triaxis to pursue other avenues. He has amazing opportunities coming his way, and we hope you will continue to support this fantastic musician in all the work he does, just as you have supported us.

“We wish him all the best for his exciting future ahead. All 6 forthcoming dates will be going ahead with shredmaster Glyn as a part of the band, so please come and make these shows really special for us. See you on the road this week.”

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Pirosaint Parts Ways With Vocalist Billy Vanders

New York group Pirosaint has split with singer Billy Vanders during the vocal recordings for an upcoming new album. The band commented:

“Unfortunately, after two years of work we were getting nowhere with him. We wish him the best on his future endeavors. He is a great guy, we hope for the best on his future.

“We know that it has been a long time. The music for this record it has been recorded already for quite some time already and we are not sure why we haven’t found the right guy, with the right attitude for the music that we do. We are only looking to do what we like to do… so, we will continue to push forward. Pirosaint will continue looking for the right fit for the band, for now that is all what we can do.”

Drummer Ignacio Orellana further commented: “After two years of back and forth we decided to let him go. For quite some time he wanted to bring a hardcore vibe that we never wanted for this band; in the end we are a death / thrash metal band. He was singing for the wrong music style so, after all this time he became a wrong fit for the our band.”

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Nothing Left (Ex-For Today) Premieres Debut Single “Hands of Death”

Nothing Left (ex-For Today) premieres its debut single entitled “Hands of Death”, out in stores now via Nuclear Blast.

Check out now “Hands of Death” below.

States guitarist/bassist Brandon Leitru:

“A lot of people have been asking if any of us will continue making music after For Today is finished. Well, the answer is yes! Check out the first song from Nothing Left – the new band that Ryan and I started. We started putting together songs for this project early this year. We asked our friend Danon to do vocals and got Alex from Silent Planet to play drums on the recording. I’m happy with the way the songs turned out and excited to finally let people hear them.”

Adds Ryan:

“It’s been awesome to start fresh on a new project without guidelines or expectations. We had the freedom to make music that we want to hear without concern for how people will receive it. We are thankful that Nuclear Blast supports the type of creativity that tends to yield more exciting and interesting music.”

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