California Metalfest IV Expanded to Two Days; Headlined by FEAR FACTORY, BLEEDING THROUGH

FEAR FACTORY and BLEEDING THROUGH will headline this year’s California Metalfest IV. The fest has been expanded to two days; the fest will take place May 15 and 16 at The Fox Theatre and The Glass House, both in Pomona, California.

The lineup is currently as follows:

Saturday, May 15:

Sunday, May 16:

More national acts are expected to be announced soon. Tickets will go on sale next week. Visit the official website for all the lastet info:


Orange County’s BLEEDING THROUGH have dropped off the SATYRICON/CHTHONIC tour. The band offered the following words:

“Hello All we’ve got some good news and bad news. The bad news is that we’ve had to drop off of the remaining dates on our US tour with SATYRICON due to some personal / family business that must be attended to immediately. Thank you for respecting our privacy.

“The good news is that we can now officially announce that BLEEDING THROUGH is the surprise special guest for our friends in TIGER ARMY on Halloween Night in Orange County! We’re going to help them close down their four-night ‘Octoberflame‘ event in style by sharing the stage on Halloween Night at The Grove Of Anaheim! Get tickets HERE!. TIGER ARMY sold out The Grove last Halloween so you should try to get your tickets right away.

“Rest assured that everything is fine as far as THE BAND is concerned! We’re looking very forward to the Halloween show followed by the creation of our BRAND NEW ALBUM, which we can tell you will take place in December and January before our European tour with MACHINE HEAD, HATEBREED and ALL SHALL PERISH! That’s right, NEW BLEEDING THROUGH album in 2010!

“We are very excited about our first album with Rise Records. We’ve got a lot of material and we’re anxious to hit the studio in December and get it out to you in the first half of 2010!

“Thanks as always for all of your support.”

SATYRICON to Headline North American Tour

Norway’s SATYRICON have announced a 24-city headlining tour of North America which kicks off September 25th in Baltimore, MD. Support will come from BLEEDING THROUGH, CHTHONIC, and TOXIC HOLOCAUST (through 10/10).

SATYRICON frontman, Satyr, commented on the tour: “Finally…The way everyone greeted us in the states and Canada during our run in January, February and March, it was obvious that we needed to come back as soon as possible. The reception we got every night, all the conversations we had after the shows with everyone who had been waiting for us to make it over…it was given that it was never a question of if, just when. For the most part we are focusing on coming back to the same cities as we visited in the winter, so that you can see the full SATYRICON show that you got a taste of a few months back. There are also some cities in there where we will be visiting for the first time.”

Dates are as follows:
9/25 Baltimore, MD Sonar
9/26 Norfolk, VA Norva
9/28 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
9/29 Orlando, FL Firestone
10/1 Houston, TX Warehouse
10/2 Dallas, TX The Door
10/3 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
10/5 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater
10/6 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theater
10/7 Pomona, CA Glasshouse
10/8 West Hollywood, CA Key Club
10/10 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
10/12 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater
10/13 Seattle, WA El Corazon
10/14 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theater
10/16 Salt Lake City, UT Club Sound
10/17 Englewood, CO Gothic Theater
10/19 Mokena, IL The Pearl Room
10/20 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s Down Under
10/21 Toronto, ON Opera House
10/23 Worcester, MA The Palladium
10/24 Philadelphia, PA The Trocadero
10/25 New York, NY The Fillmore NY at Irving Plaza
10/27 Montreal, QC Club Soda

To coincide with the tour, SATYRICON will be releasing a special edition 2-CD set of its latest album, The Age of Nero. Bonus material includes 8 live and rare recordings never before available in North America. This edition drops September 29th.


SATYRICON have announced that they will be returning to North America for a headlining tour this fall. The tour will be rounded out by BLEEDING THROUGH, CHTHONIC, and TOXIC HOLOCAUST.

Confirmed dates are as follows:
Sep. 25 – Baltimore, MD – Sonar
Sep. 26 – Norfolk, VA- Norva
Sep. 28 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Sep. 29 – Orlando, FL – The Club
Oct. 01 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
Oct. 02 – Dallas, TX – The Door
Oct. 03 – San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
Oct. 05 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
Oct. 06 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theater
Oct. 07 – Pomona, CA – Glasshouse
Oct. 08 – West Hollywood, CA – Key Club
Oct. 10 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
Oct. 12 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
Oct. 13 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Oct. 14 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Rickshaw Theater
Oct. 16 – Salt Lake City, UT- Club Sound
Oct. 17 – Englewood, CO – Gothic Theater
Oct. 19 – Mokena, IL – The Pearl Room
Oct. 20 – Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
Oct. 21 – Toronto, Ontario – Opera House
Oct. 23 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Oct. 24 – Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
Oct. 25 – New York, NY – The Fillmore @ Irving
Oct. 27 – Montreal, Quebec – Club Soda

DARKEST HOUR: New Record and Tour Update

DARKEST HOUR, the Washington D.C. metal quintet, will be releasing their fifth full-length record, The Eternal Return, on June 23rd through Victory Records. The album was produced by Brian McTernan (SENSES FAIL, THRICE, FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES) and recorded at his Baltimore, MD-based Salad Days Studio.

Guitarist Mike Schleibaum comments: “To put it simply, this is a metal record made by dudes who have dedicated half of our lives to aggressive, unrelenting music.

“It’s been a long road, but we have finally completed work on our new record, The Eternal Return. I am very proud of the hard work and passion that both the band and producer Brian McTernan poured into this. After 14 years, we’ve decided there’s no reason to put out DARKEST HOUR records other then for ourselves and for the people that love this band. This record has no hidden agenda, no pop hit, or stylistic departure to broaden the fan base. Rather, it is a sick thrash, speed, melodic, metal record! It feels like it has all the aggression and speed of our Hidden Hands… record, the melody and songwriting of Undoing Ruin, and the technicality and musicianship of Deliver Us. We encourage anyone who has loved our records in the past or present to check it out. And if you’ve never found something that’s connected with you in a DARKEST HOUR record before, then take some time to listen to this one, because this is a defining DARKEST HOUR record… We look forward to playing new songs on our upcoming European tour with BLEEDING THROUGH and on this year’s Summer Slaughter Tour! See ya in the pit!”

Prior to its release in the states, DARKEST HOUR will head over to Europe on the Thrash and Burn Tour, co-headlining a stint with BLEEDING THROUGH, with support from BENEATH THE MASSACRE, CARNIFEX and more.

Following their European jaunt, the band will head out in support of NECROPHAGIST and SUFFOCATION on the Summer Slaughter 2009 Tour. Check out to win tickets for the Summer Slaughter 2009 Tour.

The Thrash and Burn Tour:
4/19 – Wiesbaden, GERMANY – Schlachthof
4/20 – Stuttgart, GERMANY – LKA
4/21 – Hamburg, GERMANY – Markthalle
4/22 – Berlin, GERMANY – Postbahnhof
4/23 – Amsterdam, HOLLAND – Melkweg
4/24 – Münster, GERMANY – Sputnikhalle
4/25 – Leipzig, GERMANY – Conne Island
4/26 – Katowice, POLAND – Mega Club
4/27 – Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC – Abaton
4/28 – Budapest, HUNGARY – Durer Kert
4/29 – Wien, AUSTRIA – Arena
4/30 – Salzburg, AUSTRIA – Rockhouse
5/1 – Milan, ITALY – Musicdrome
5/2 – Pinarella, ITALY – Rock Planet
5/3 – München, GERMANY – Backstage Werk
5/4 – Aarau, SWITZERLAND – Kiff
5/6 – Barcelona, SPAIN – Sala Razzmatazz
5/7 – Madrid, SPAIN – Sala Caracol
5/8 – Durango, SPAIN – Kafe Antzoky
5/9 – Paris, FRANCE – Trabendo
5/10 – Norwich, UK – Waterfront
5/11 – London, UK – The Electric Ballroom
5/12 – Sheffield, UK – Corporation
5/13 – Yeovil, UK – Westland
5/14 – Leeds, UK – Rios
5/15 – Birmingham, UK – Academy
5/16 – Köln, GERMANY – Essigfabrik
5/18 – Helsinki, FINLAND – Club Nosturi
5/19 – St Petersburg, RUSSIA – Orlandina
5/21 – Moscow, RUSSIA – XO Club
5/22 – Athens, GREECE – An Club

Summer Slaughter 2009 Tour:
6/5 Baltimore, MD – Sonar
6/6 Richmond, VA – The National
6/7 Philadelphia, PA – TLA
6/8 Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
6/10 Charlotte, NC – Amos Southend
6/12 Louisville, KY – Headliners
6/13 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
6/14 St. Petersburg (Tampa), FL – Jannus Landing
6/15 Jacksonville, FL – Plush
6/16 Orlando, FL – Club Firestone
6/18 San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit (Night One)
6/19 Houston, TX – Java Jazz Outdoors
6/20 San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit (Night Two)
6/21 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
6/23 Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre
6/24 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theatre
6/26 Phoenix, AZ – The Marquee Theatre
6/27 San Diego, CA – Soma
6/28 Anaheim, CA – The Grove
6/29 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
6/30 Los Angeles, CA – House of Blues
7/1 San Francisco, CA – The Grand Ballroom
7/2 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
7/3 Seattle, WA – King Cat Theater

CANCER BATS’ Hail Destroyer Available For Streaming

Toronto’s CANCER BATS‘ much anticipated new album, Hail Destroyer, has been made available for streaming here:

The hardcore/punk/metal noise makers are set to embark on a U.S. tour this summer with BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE and BLEEDING THROUGH.  Tour dates are as follows:

Jul 14 2008 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
Jul 15 2008 Chicago, IL House Of Blues
Jul 16 2008 Minneapolis, MN The Myth
Jul 19 2008 Billings, MT The Shrine
Jul 21 2008 Spokane, WA The Big Easy
Jul 22 2008 Seattle The Sodo
Jul 23 2008 Portland The Roseland
Jul 24 2008 Sacramento, CA The Boardwalk (* NO BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE)
Jul 25 2008 Los Angeles The Wiltern
Jul 26 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
Jul 27 2008 San Diego House of Blues
Jul 29 2008 Phoenix, AZ The Marquee
Jul 31 2008 Dallas, TX House of Blues
Aug 1 2008 Houston Verizon Wireless Center
Aug 2 2008 Austin, TX Stubbs
Aug 5 2008 Baltimore TheRams Head
Aug 6 2008 Atlantic City, NJ House of Blues
Aug 7 2008 Lemoyne, PA The Championship (* NO BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE)
Aug 8 2008 NYC Hammerstein Ballroom
Aug 9 2008 Hampton Beach Hampton Beach Casino
Aug 10 Holyoke Waterfront Tavern (* NO BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE)
Aug 11 208 Montreal The Metropolis
Aug 12 Toronto The Kool Haus
Aug 13 Dayton, OH The Attic (* NO BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE)
Aug 14 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
Aug 15 Grand Rapids, MI The Orbit Room
Aug 16 Detroit, MI State Theatre

MARILYN MANSON and SLAYER Co-Headline Summer Tour Dates Announced

MARILYN MANSON and SLAYER‘s 25-city co-headline North American tour will kick off on July 25 in West Palm Beach, FL, pillaging its way cross-country to wrap up in San Antonio, TX on September 1. Confirmed dates are below.

For this two-pronged-threat double bill, SLAYER and MANSON will each play full sets with BLEEDING THROUGH and one other support band, yet to be determined, opening all shows.

MARILYN MANSON just wrapped up work on his upcoming June 5th release to be titled Eat Me, Drink Me.

Celebrating its 26th year together, the always-uncompromising SLAYER will be promoting their latest album, Christ Illusion – which debuted at #5 on Billboard’s Albums Chart.

Confirmed tour dates for the SLAYER/MARILYN MANSON co-headline summer tour are as follows:

25 Sound Advice Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, FL
27 Ford Amphitheatre, Tampa, FL
28 Hi Fi Buys Amphitheatre, Atlanta, GA
30 Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD
31 Tower City Amphitheatre, Cleveland, OH

2 Tweeter Center, Philadelphia, PA
4 DCU Center, Worcester, MA
5 PNC, Holmdel, NJ
7 Centre de Foire, Quebec, QC CANADA
8 Bell Centre, Montreal, QC CANADA
10 Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto, ON CANADA
11 DTE Music Theatre, Detroit, MI
13 Allstate, Chicago, IL
14 Xcel, Minneapolis, MN
16 TBA
18 Coors Amphitheatre, Denver, CO
21 Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Sacramento, CA
23 Sleep Train Pavilion, Concord, CA
24 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre @ Irvine, Los Angeles, CA
25 San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, CA
27 Cricket Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ
28 Journal Pavilion, Albuquerque, NM
30 Nokia Theatre, Dallas, TX
31 Reliant Arena

1 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, San Antonio, TX