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Ohio's Bes are a calamitous racket of alt-rock infused heavy sounds and have recently released the very worth your time Pieces Missing EP. Fans of Torche, Failure or even some KEN Mode will find stuff to latch on to here. I don't know how intentional it was but I hear a lot of late nineties influence in some of what this band is doing, but paired with an even more aggressive edge befitting our times. Recommended Track: "Lost It All".
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Hey friends. Here to announce a cool tour for you metal heads while taking a break from berating people online about why it is wrong for Jay Z and Meek to appear on a song with Rick Ross calling someone (even a pedophile like Tekashi69) a f**got. Guess what? You can’t have social justice that still enables homophobia, sexism or transphobia, y’all. It isn’t that hard and pathetic cis heteronormative dudes are still like this, especially in marginalized communities when it is used to keep them down as well. Super sad. We need to uplift one another. Which reminds me I once had a rad talk about Christ consciousness with Matt Pike on the phone years ago.
High On Fire have a new tour coming up for the kick ass Electric Messiah. Click HERE for tickets.
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Boston metallers Unearth have embarked on a North American tour in support of their upcoming album Extinction(s).
Extinction(s) is due out on November 23 via Century Media Records.
They will be on the road with Fit For An Autopsy, The Agony Scene and Traitors.
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Bay area melodeath metallers Light This City are preparing to hit the road for a tour of the eastern United States and Canada.
This tour is in support of Terminal Bloom, out now via Creator-Destructor records.
These shows mark Light This City’s first performances outside of the West Coast since the band’s rebirth. Running from November 6th through November 11th, LIGHT THIS CITY will trample through Cleveland, Toronto, Montreal, Brooklyn, Worcester, and Philadelphia, with support from Creator-Destructor labelmates Gygax for the entire run.
Terminal Bloom was recorded from December 2017 through February 2018 with Zack Ohren (Suffocation, Cattle Decapitation, Fallujah) at Castle Ultimate Studios in Oakland, California, as with their previous four albums, and is wrapped in the vibrant cover artwork of Tony Midi.
LIGHT THIS CITY Eastern US/Canada Tour w/ Gygax:
11/06/2018 The Foundry – Cleveland, OH
11/07/2018 Hard Luck Bar – Toronto, ON
11/08/2018 Katakombs – Montreal, QC
11/09/2018 Gold Sounds Bar – Brooklyn, NY
11/10/2018 Ralph’s Diner – Worcester, MA
11/11/2018 The Fire – Philadelphia, PA
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Fresh off their wildly successful North American headlining tour, CARACH ANGREN have announced a South American tour. The tour kicks off on December 7 in Chile, and a full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.
During their last tour, CARACH ANGREN appeared on Adult Swim’s FishCenter Live for a live-to-air performance. Their performance of the track “Charlie”, from their most recent album “Dance and Laugh Amongst the Rotten’, can be streamed here.
CARACH ANGREN are supporting their latest album ‘Dance and Laugh Amongst the Rotten’. ‘Dance and Laugh Amongst the Rotten’ landed on the US charts at #17 in the Hard Rock Album Sales category, #18 on the Heatseekers category, and #48 on the Independent Albums category. ‘Dance and Laugh Amongst the Rotten’, CARACH ANGREN’s follow up to the acclaimed ‘This is No Fairy Tale’ (2015), is available across multiple formats at the Season of Mist E-Shop.
CARACH ANGREN live
Dec. 7 Santiago, Chile @ Inferno Fest
Dec. 9 Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Extreme Hate Festival
Dec. 13 Bogota, Colombia @ Ace of Spades Club
Dec. 21 Amstelveen, Netherlands @ P60
Dec. 24 Eindhoven, Netherlands @ Dynamo
CANNABIS CORPSE have announced a December tour. The band are still supporting the monstrous green death machine Left Hand Pass. The tour kicks off on December 8 in West Virginia, and continues throughout the month. This band rules so hard.
CANNABIS CORPSE have released a special video announcing the tour, which can be found below:
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Since 1979 SAXON have shown their ability to take rock ‘n’ roll and give it an electrifying edge, which has since cemented their status as pioneers of the British heavy metal wave. With over twenty studio albums under their belt, SAXON has made their steadfast dedication to creating a dynamic body of a work a staple of their career. With no signs of letting up, the SAXON Juggernaut continues with the release earlier this year of their latest album THUNDERBOLT and an ongoing World Tour that’s going from strength to strength.
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America’s greatest hard rockers Clutch are back with a new platter of joy, Book Of Bad Decisions (out now). One of the most consistently awesome bands in rock history with not a single bad album in their discography, Clutch are a shining beacon of real rock n roll straddling a sewer of Maroon 5’s floating down the stream to Hell.
All ticket links are available at www.pro-rock.com.
Thu/Dec-27 Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live!
Fri/Dec-28 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Sat/Dec-29 Portland, ME @ Aura
Sun/Dec-30 Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
Mon/Dec-31 Cleveland, OH @ Masonic Auditorium at Temple Live
Jean-Paul Gaster on the package said “We are very excited to have our friends Lionize, The Mike Dillon Band and The Messthetics be a part of this year’s Clutch Holiday Run. Each band brings something special to the bill and with so many great players in one place there’s bound to be some surprises. Come out early and celebrate with us!”Add to My Radar
Rockers! We got cool news, Gilby Clarke of GNR/MC5 association is heading out in a comet blaze on a short run of headliner tour dates. Clarke is one of the baddest mofos out there in the guitar wars trenches and we suggest you go. The Gilby Clarke band is a well-oiled three-piece that comprises of Gilby Clarke (vocals/guitar), EJ Curse (bass) and Jimmy D’Anda (drums).
Clarke joined Guns in the early 90’s as the Use Your Illusion tour kicked off. He appeared on the bands Spaghetti Incident, Live Era ’88-’91 & Greatest Hits albums. Surviving the longest tour in history – Clarke went solo & came out swinging with PawnShop Guitars. A catalog of rock n roll purity: Tijuana Jail, Cure Me… Or Kill Me… & The Stone’s Dead Flowers put this record on many year-end top 10 lists.
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Chicago hardcore unit HARM’S WAY will join Terror on their North American headlining tour beginning tomorrow, September 28th in San Diego, California. The trek will run through October 16th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with additional support to be provided by Backtrack, Year Of The Knife, and Candy. From there, HARM’S WAY will take a short break before joining Cannibal Corpse and Hate Eternal for a US tour that will stretch from November 2nd through December 6th. See all confirmed dates below.
Band photo by Sarah Dunn
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Big news for European black metal fans who want the best the States have to offer! Brooklyn, NY black metal legion Anicon announce plans for an 11 day European tour in support of their critically acclaimed 2018 full-length album, Entropy Mantra (Vendetta Records). Anicon will join forces with NY black metallers Yellow Eyes (Gilead Media) for 11 days, beginning on November 8th in Cologne, Germany.
“It is our great pleasure to finally make our way to the European continent”, comments Anicon frontman Owen Rundquist. “We look forward to setting the countryside ablaze with our brothers in Yellow Eyes!”
Both of these bands have had a lot of hype around them the last few years, but it is decidedly deserved. If you are new to their sounds, don’t feel pressured but it is worth your time to immerse yourself in their works on your own terms. It will be an intense and wonderful experience that is sure to inspire. I really like the profound “Tarnish On the Emblems of Ardor” from the new Anicon. A title arguably that pretentious needs to be backed up and the band deliver to the max, bringing you firmly into their vision with metallic certainty of purpose. And Yellow Eyes, I personally think Hammer Of Night is a great place to start, a low key modern USBM album with a reputation that grows by the literal hour.
Nov 08 – Cologne, DE
Nov 09 – Darmstadt, DE
Nov 10 – Paris, FR
Nov 11 – Manchester, UK
Nov 12 – London, UK
Nov 13 – Antwerp, BE
Nov 14 – Utrecht, NL
Nov 15 – Hamburg, DE
Nov 16 – Copenhagen, DK
Nov 17 – Berlin, DE
Nov 18 – Bratislava, SK
Swedish death metal act DEMONICAL have teamed up with their countrymen Lik (Stockholm-based death metal) for a tour of Europe including Poland, Germany and Czech Republic this November. The band will hit the road in support of their fifth studio album “Chaos Manifesto”, released in March on Agonia Records. The opening act will be Of Fire, a death ‘n’ roll performer also from Sweden.
The new album from the band deserves more attention. So much good stuff has come out this year, but this is not one to miss. I am particularly fond of “Towards Greater Gods”, a full bore upper mid tempo thrill ride of all the things that make this band great.
DEMONICAL commented: “We are very much looking forward to November and our return to mainland Europe under the “Carnage Manifesto” banner. As we will be joined by our Swedish brothers in LIK and OF FIRE this tour-package will be something special, a total slap of Stockholm-style old-school death metal and a wet dream for every worshipper of the buzzsaw HM-2 sound! Death metal darkness prevails… and then some!”.
DEMONICAL + LIK + OF FIRE – Carnage Manifesto tour 2018
06.11 PL Poznan, Klub U Bazyla
07.11 CZ Praha, Modra Vopice
08.11 DE Mannheim, MS Connexion Complex
09.11 DE Bitterfeld, Festung
10.11 DE Hamburg, Bambi Galore
11.11 DE Osnabrück, Bastard Club
I am firmly in the REVOCATION have never musically let me down camp. I love every one of their albums and think they consistently knock it way out of the park. Now the band are headlining one of the pound for pound best tour packages of the Fall. As I sit here overworked/with my own frustrations, under-valued as a human being by society and with an ulcer likely widening into a gaping black hole as we speak, it gives me dark joy to know that death metal is wreaking unstoppable chaos across the face of the USA thanks to this band’s inability to be put back in the genie bottle. Support good bands (in any genre) that are making it work. It is hard to make it out there and while I may feel like a frustrated artist, it is fucking awesome that some brilliant bands are doing their own thing and managing to carry the torch for not the most popular of rock genres (though it perhaps ought to be).
Next week, REVOCATION will kick off their long-awaited North American headlining tour. The trek will begin September 17th and run through October 20th. Support will be provided by Exhumed, Rivers Of Nihil, and Yautja. See all confirmed dates below.
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