NEVERMORE Tour with WARBRINGER, HATESPHERE, BLACKGUARD Kicks Off Today

NEVERMORE’s headlining North American fall trek is set to kick off in the band’s hometown of Seattle tonight. This is the band’s first headlining Stateside tour in almost three years and features WARBRINGER, HATESPHERE and BLACKGUARD in the support slots.

This quintessential metal band was formed out of the ashes of Seattle, Washington, based thrash act SANCTUARY in 1991 by Warrel Dane (vocals) and Jim Sheppard (bass), with the addition of Jeff Loomis (guitar, who had played in the final line-up of SANCTUARY).

NEVERMORE Headlining Tour
Sep. 24 – El Corazon – Seattle, WA
Sep. 25 – Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
Sep. 26 – Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
Sep. 28 – Key Club – Los Angeles, CA
Sep. 30 – The Galaxy Theatre – Santa Ana, CA
Oct. 01 – Ramona Mainstage – Ramona, CA
Oct. 02 – U.B.’s Bar – Mesa, AZ
Oct. 03 – The Rock – Tucson, AZ
Oct. 05 – Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
Oct. 06 – Marquee – Tulsa, OK
Oct. 07 – Ridglea Theater – Ft. Worth, TX
Oct. 08 – Scout Bar – San Antonio, TX
Oct. 09 – Numbers – Houston, TX
Oct. 11 – Emo’s Alternative Lounging – Austin, TX
Oct. 13 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Oct. 14 – Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
Oct. 15 – Jaxx – West Springfield – VA
Oct. 16 – The Palladium – Worcester, MA
Oct. 17 – The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
Oct. 19 – The Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
Oct. 20 – FouFounes – Montreal, Que
Oct. 21 – Music Hall – London, Ont
Oct. 22 – Opera House – Toronto, Ont
Oct. 23 – Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
Oct. 25 – Diesel Nightclub – Pittsburgh, PA
Oct. 26 – Headliner’s Music Hall – Louisville, KY
Oct. 27 – Blondies – Detroit, MI
Oct. 29 – Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
Oct. 30 – The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
Oct. 31 – Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
Nov. 01 – Royal Albert Arms – Winnipeg, MB
Nov. 02 – The Exchange – Regina, SK
Nov. 04 – The Republik – Calgary, AB
Nov. 05 – Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AB

HYPOCRISY Announce U.S. Headlining Tour this May

Swedish extreme metal veterans HYPOCRISY will finally make their long-awaited return to North America in May. Support on the trek will come from HATE, BLACKGUARD and SWASHBUCKLE.

Tour dates:

May 11 – Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
May 12 – Mesa, AZ @ UB’s
May 13 – West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
May 14 – Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre
May 15 – Ramona, CA @ Ramona Mainstage
May 16 – San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
May 17 – Portland, OR @ Peter’s Room
May 18 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
May 19 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
May 22 – Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s
May 23 – St Paul, MN @ Station 4
May 24 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
May 25 – Louisville, KY @ Uncle Pleasants
May 26 – Detroit, MI @ Blondie’s
May 27 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
May 28 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium
May 29 – Toronto, ON @ Wreck Room
May 30 – Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Électriques
May 31 – Quebec City, QC @ Imperial
Jun. 01 – Farmingdale, NY @ Crazy Donkey

Tickets go on sale today exclusively at EnterTheVault.com until February 13, at which point they will be made available through all normal ticketing systems.

For more info visit: www.hypocrisy.tv & www.myspace.com/hypocrisy

CHILDREN OF BODOM Guitarist to Tour with HYPOCRISY

HYPOCRISY have enlisted the help of CHILDREN OF BODOM guitarist/frontman Alexi Laiho for their upcoming North American tour. Alexi has agreed to temporarily fill the currently vacant guitarist spot on their tour alongside ENSIFERUM, EX DEO, BLACKGUARD, and SWASHBUCKLE. HYPOCRISY mainman Peter Tägtgren commented:

“We’re very happy to bring Alexi along on this tour and that he’s helping us out with filling the 2nd guitarist position. Funny, the first CHILDREN OF BODOM show was a support gig for HYPOCRISY on the Nuclear Blast festival in ‘98. Since then me and Alexi have become very good friends. I’ve helped him with producing and he’s helped me by contributing a guitar solo on one of my records with my other band PAIN. There will be no shortage of alcohol on this tour that’s for sure.”

ENSIFERUM, HYPOCRISY, EX DEO, BLACKGUARD, SWASHBUCKLE:

11/06/09 Jaxx – Springfield, VA
11/07/09 Crocodile Rock Café – Allentown, PA
11/08/09 Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
11/09/09 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
11/10/09 Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
11/11/09 AKA Lounge – Orlando, FL (AntiPop Music Festival)
11/13/09 Meridian – Houston, TX
11/14/09 Emo’s – Austin, TX
11/15/09 Ridglea Theatre – Fort Worth (Dallas), TX
11/17/09 The Galaxy Theatre – Santa Ana, CA
11/18/09 The Key Club – Hollywood, CA
11/19/09 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
11/20/09 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
11/21/09 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
11/22/09 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC – CANADA
11/23/09 The Warehouse – Calgary, AB – CANADA
11/24/09 Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB – CANADA
11/27/09 The Zoo – Winnipeg, MB – CANADA
11/28/09 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
11/29/09 House of Blues – Chicago, IL
11/30/09 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
12/01/09 The Opera House – Toronto, ON – CANADA
12/02/09 Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, QC – CANADA
12/03/09 Le Medley – Montreal, QC – CANADA
12/04/09 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
12/05/09 Irving Plaza – New York, NY

Watch Trailer for HYPROCRISY’s New Album, A Taste of Extreme Divinity

Death metallers HYPOCRISY have posted an official album trailer for their long awaited follow up to 2005’s Virus record here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TO1cpXmmmq8&feature=channel_page. A Taste of Extreme Divinity will be released on October 23rd (Europe) and November 3rd (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records and was produced once again by vocalist/guitarist Peter Tägtgren.

Catch HYPOCRISY on their first North American tour since 2006 as direct support to ENSIFERUM on the “Tour From Afar.”

Tour dates are as follows:

HYPOCRISY w/ ENSIFERUM, EX DEO, BLACKGUARD, SWASHBUCKLE*

11/06/09 Jaxx – Springfield, VA*
11/07/09 Crocodile Rock Café – Allentown, PA*
11/08/09 Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
11/09/09 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
11/10/09 Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
11/11/09 AKA Lounge – Orlando, FL (AntiPop Music Festival)
11/13/09 Meridian – Houston, TX
11/14/09 Emo’s – Austin, TX
11/15/09 Ridglea Theatre – Fort Worth (Dallas), TX
11/17/09 The Galaxy Theater – Santa Ana, CA
11/18/09 The Key Club – Hollywood, CA
11/19/09 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
11/20/09 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
11/21/09 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
11/22/09 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC – CANADA
11/23/09 The Warehouse – Calgary, AB – CANADA
11/24/09 Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB – CANADA
11/26/09 The Zoo – Winnipeg, MB – CANADA
11/27/09 The Rock – Minneapolis, MN
11/28/09 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
11/29/09 House of Blues – Chicago, IL
11/30/09 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
12/01/09 The Opera House – Toronto, ON – CANADA*
12/02/09 Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, QC – CANADA*
12/03/09 Le Medley – Montreal, QC – CANADA*
12/04/09 The Palladium – Worcester, MA*
12/05/09 Irving Plaza – New York, NY*