Metal Swim: Free Compilation of Rare, Unreleased Metal Courtesy of Adult Swim and Scion A/V

Adult Swim, the home of DETHKLOK and Metalocalypse, and Scion A/V, who have been responsible for a wave of metal fests and free shows, have come together to bring you Metal Swim, a collection of 16 rare or unreleased metal. The album is free to download and features the following tracks:

DEATH ANGEL – “Truce”
SKELETONWITCH – “Bringers of Death”
TORCHE – “Arrowhead”
LUDICRA – “Path of Ash”
KYLESA – “Forsaken”
BLACK TUSK – “Fatal Kiss”
RED FANG – “Hank is Dead”
BLACK COBRA – “Frozen Night”
SAVIOURS – “Dixie Dieway”
WITCH MOUNTAIN – “Veil of the Forgotten”
ISIS – “Pliable Foe”
JESU – “Dethroned”
PELICAN – “Inch Above Sand”
ZOROASTER – “Witch Hammer”
WITHERED – “Extinguished With the Misery”
BORIS – “Luna”

Visit the Metal Swim site to download the free album and view interviews and performance footage from past Scion Rock Fests: http://www.adultswim.com/promos/201009_scion/index.html

BLACK TUSK, ZOROASTER and SAINT VITUS, STONE AXE to Rock Sunset Strip’s The Viper Room

In the coming weeks, The Viper Room on Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, CA is (once again) set to host some metal courtesy of BLACK TUSK, ZOROASTER, SAINT VITUS, STONE AXE, and more. It’s always a good sign to see the diverse and legendary venue bring in some quality metal bands. Show info and tickets below:

June 24th, 2010
BLACK TUSK, ZOROASTER (headliners)
DARK CASTLE, ATTALOSS (support)
Tickets

June 29th, 2010
Church of the 8th Day presents
SAINT VITUS (headliner)
STONE AXE (support)
Tickets

EYEHATEGOD: US Tour Dates Announced

New Orleans, Louisiana sludge metal icons EYEHATEGOD are proud to announce their long-anticipated US tour beginning in June, following an appearances at this year’s edition of the Maryland Deathfest. The 18-date trek begins at Blackbooth in Orlando, Florida on June 3 and will rage through 16 more cities before coming to a close in Chicago, Illinois at the Empty Bottle (where they play two nights). Support will come primarily from psychedelic black metallers NACHTMYSTIUM (from June 4 – 15) but will also feature a rotating roster of crushing openers throughout the tour including BRUTAL TRUTH, WITHERED, BLACK ANVIL, TOMBS, HOWL, THE ATLAS MOTH, BLACK TUSK and STRONG INTENTION (visit http://tinyurl.com/yjd3f6u for specifics).

EYEHATEGOD US Tour 2010:

6/03/2010 Backbooth – Orlando, FL
6/04/2010 Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC **
6/05/2010 Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
6/06/2010 Headliners – Louisville, KY
6/07/2010 Fubar – St Louis, MO
6/08/2010 Muse – Nashville, TN
6/09/2010 Alley Katz – Richmond, VA
6/10/2010 Krug’s – Frederick, MD
6/11/2010 Unitarian Church – Philadelphia, PA
6/12/2010 Europa – Brooklyn, NY
6/13/2010 Club Hall – Providence, RI
6/14/2010 Daniel St – Milford, CT
6/15/2010 Rocko’s – Manchester, NH
6/16/2010 Big Jar – Rochester, NY
6/17/2010 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
6/18/2010 Blondie’s Detroit, MI
6/19/2010 Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
6/20/2010 Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL

** VIP package available; 50 tickets are available for $40 and will include sound check access, BBQ, meet & greet with the band + a signed poster.

WEEDEATER “Nine Toe” Tour Announced

North Carolina’s WEEDEATERin light of the recent loss of frontman Dave “Dixie” Collins‘ toe due to a self-inflicted gun-cleaning wound–have announced the routing for their upcoming US tour, now officially dubbed the “Nine Toe” Tour. The month long tour kicks off a week before this year’s SXSW, where WEEDEATER will headline the Tone Deaf Touring showcase on March 20th. Support bands for the tour include BLACK COBRA, ASG, BLACK TUSK, THE GATES OF SLUMBER, US CHRISTMAS, and STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.

The band will also enter with Steve Albini at Electrical Audio Studios in April to record their new release entitled Jason… The Dragon, to be released later this year again on Southern Lord.

Check out a full statement from the band regarding the tour and recording on the band’s Myspace page:
http://www.myspace.com/weedeater

WEEDEATER 2010 “Nine Toe” Tour
3/12/2010 The Jinx – Savannah, GA
3/13/2010 The Back Booth – Orlando, FL
3/14/2010 Crazy Marlins – Panama City Beach, FL
3/15/2010 Lenny’s – Atlanta, GA
3/16/2010 Bottletree – Birmingham, AL
3/17/2010 Hi Tone – Memphis, TN
3/18/2010 The Channel @ Meridian – Houston, TX
3/19/2010 Skillman Street Bar – Dallas, TX
3/20/2010 Encore – Austin, TX @ Tone Deaf SXSW Showcase
3/21/2010 Zombie’s – San Antonio, TX
3/23/2010 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
3/24/2010 Chasers – Scottsdale, AZ
3/26/2010 Ultra Violet – Los Angeles, CA
3/27/2010 Elbo Room – San Francisco, CA
3/28/2010 Rotture – Portland, OR
3/29/2010 Funhouse – Seattle, WA
3/31/2010 Club Vegas – Salt Lake City, UT
4/01/2010 Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO
4/02/2010 The Record Bar – Kansas City, MO
4/03/2010 Triple Rock – Minneapolis, MN
4/04/2010 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
4/05/2010 Mac’s – Lansing, MI
4/06/2010 The Southgate House – Newport, KY
4/07/2010 The Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH
4/08/2010 Wreck Room – Toronto, ON
4/09/2010 Bug Jar – Rochester, NY
4/10/2010 Webster Hall (Studio) – New York, NY
4/11/2010 Khyber – Philadelphia, PA
4/12/2010 DC9 – Washington, DC
4/13/2010 Krug’s – Frederick, MD
4/14/2010 The Triple – Richmond, VA