SKELETONWITCH, DOOMRIDERS Announced for Next Free Scion Metal Shows in Los Angeles, Atlanta

SKELETONWITCH and DOOMRIDERS will be sharing the stage for the next Scion Metal shows. The all ages shows are free with RSVP, though entry is not guaranteed so get there early. Here are the details:

Atlanta:
Wednesday, February 10, 2010, 8pm-11pm
Masquerade, 695 North Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

Los Angeles:
Thursday, February 11, 2010, 8pm-11pm
The Roxy, 9009 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

RSVP now: http://www.scion.com/metalshow/

SHRINEBUILDER Schedule West Coast Shows

SHRINEBUILDER, the doom metal super group that features Scott “Wino” Weinrich (ST. VITUS, THE HIDDEN HAND), Scott Kelly (NEUROSIS), Al Cisneros (OM, SLEEP), and Dale Crover (MELVINS), have scheduled a handful of west coast tour dates. Dates are as follows:

3/2 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah
3/3 – Los Angeles, CA – Echo
3/4 – Los Angeles, CA – Echo
3/5 – San Jose, CA – Voodoo Lounge
3/6 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Metro
3/7 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
3/9 – Seattle, WA – Neumos

The band also promised a New York show and confirmed their participation in this year’s Scion Rock festival. Details for those engagements are forthcoming.

MUNICIPAL WASTE Reveal Cover Art for Massive Aggressive; Preview Three Tracks on Thursday

Richmond, Virginia’s MUNICIPAL WASTE have unveiled the cover art for their much anticipated new album, Massive Aggressive, which is scheduled to drop August 24th through Earache Records. According to MUNICIPAL WASTE vocalist, Tony Foresta, the only man who could get that imagery just right was Andrei Bouzikov, who was also responsible for the cover to 2007’s The Art of Partying.

Foresta explains: “We wanted to work with Andrei Bouzikov again because he is like a brother to us. He is one of the few people that can tolerate me and Ryan‘s insane pickiness and attention to detail. Not only that but he is multi-talented and can do many different styles of art and understands exactly where we are coming from.

“We knew we wanted to stray away from the traditional painted covers that so many new ‘Thrash’ bands seem to be doing since Hazardous Mutation came out. We wanted the artwork to go a different direction the same way that our music has. I think we have achieved it.”

MUNICIPAL WASTE are set to preview three tracks from the new album in the early hours of Tuesday morning on Mike Davies‘ “The Lock Up” on BBC Radio 1. The songs set to be included on the show are “Wrong Answer“, “Wolves Of Chernobyl” and “Acid Sentence,” and Foresta will be participating in an interview on the show.

Tune in to the Mike Davies show on Tuesday, 9th June at 2:00am UK time on FM radio 97-99FM (also on DAB digital radio) or listen to the show online at http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/mikedavies

Lastly, the band will be playing a free show in Hollywood on June 10th at The Knitting Factory with TRAP THEM. The show is a part of the Scion Metal Show series, sponsored by Scion and Vice. Admission is free but RSVP is required. Space is limited and entry is not guaranteed.

RSVP here: http://www.scion.com/metalshow

U.S. CHRISTMAS: Tour Dates, Including Scion Rock Fest

U.S. CHRISTMAS are kicking off a handful of shows beginning tonight in their home state of North Carolina. Along the way, the band will be making a stop in Atlanta for the Scion Rock Fest (which also features heavyweights, MASTODON, NEUROSIS, CONVERGE, and more). Here are the dates:

Jan. 30, 2009 New French Bar Asheville, North Carolina w/ ENOCH and AMPS FOR SATAN
Jan. 31, 2009 The Pilot Light/Knoxville Knoxville, Tennessee w/ ACROSS TUNDRAS & GOV
Feb. 13, 2009 Drips Hickory, North Carolina w/ ZOROASTER and HATEMONGER
Feb. 18, 2009 New French Bar Asheville, North Carolina w/ PONTIAK
Feb. 28, 2009 Atlanta Metal Fest/Masquerade Atlanta, Georgia w/ NEUROSIS, MASTODON and more
Mar. 6, 2009 The Hideaway, Johnson City, Tennessee
Mar. 13, 2009 MACA, Marion, North Carolina
Apr. 25, 2009 Beyond the Pale/Roadburn Fest, Tilburg, Zuid-Holland w/ NEUROSIS, OM, EARTH, GRAILS, and more

Check out our review of U.S. CHRISTMAS‘ excellent album, Eat the Low Dogs.

CONVERGE Schedule East Coast Shows; to Hit Studio in May

CONVERGE have scheduled a handful of east coast tour dates, beginning with the Scion Rock Festival in Atlanta:

02/28: Atlanta, GA @ Scion Rock Festival w/ MASTODON, NEUROSIS, HIGH ON FIRE, BORIS, and more [info]
03/23: Allston, MA @ ICC Church w/ CEREMONY, COLISEUM, RISE AND FALL, PULLING TEETH
03/24: Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place w/ CEREMONY, COLISEUM, RISE AND FALL, PULLING TEETH
03/25: Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop w/ CEREMONY, COLISEUM, RISE AND FALL, PULLING TEETH
03/26: Lemoyne, PA @ Championship w/ CEREMONY, COLISEUM, RISE AND FALL, PULLING TEETH
03/27: Brooklyn, NY @ Europa w/ CEREMONY, COLISEUM, RISE AND FALL, PULLING TEETH
03/28: Richmond, VA @ United Blood Fest w/ CEREMONY, COLISEUM, RISE AND FALL, PULLING TEETH, etc. [info]
03/29: Philadelphia, PA @ The First Unitarian Church w/ GENGHIS TRON, CEREMONY, COLISEUM, PULLING TEETH

These shows will be their last round before heading into the studio in May to record their new album.  The new album will be out sometime this year through Epitaph/Deathwish Inc.

CONVERGE are also in the process of editing a DVD called Thousands of Miles Between Us for Deathwish Inc.  No release date has been set yet.

More info on the festival shows:
Scion Rock Fest
United Blood Fest

TODAY IS THE DAY, WITHERED to Play Free Scion Metal Show in LA

Fresh off an 18-country headlining tour of Europe and a 7-week headlining tour of the US, TODAY IS THE DAY will be making a special live appearance at the Scion Metal Show, August 4 at The Echo in Los Angeles, sponsored by Scion and Vice Magazine.

Also featuring a live appearance by WITHERED, the show is free to those who RSVP, here:

www.scion.com/metalshow

TODAY IS THE DAY‘s eighth studio album, Axis of Eden, was released in fall 2007 on TITD frontman Steve Austin‘s own label, SuperNova Records.

Also out now on SuperNova Records are reissues of two groundbreaking TITD titles from the mid-90’s: SuperNova and Today Is The Day.