Sounds of the Underground 2007: GWAR, CHIMAIRA, EVERY TIME I DIE, More

The third annual Sounds of the Underground tour has been announced and will feature main acts GWAR, CHIMAIRA, EVERY TIME I DIE, JOB FOR A COWBOY, and more. GWAR will close most nights, while CHIMAIRA, EVERY TIME I DIE, and a third to-be-announced band will rotate in the headlining position prior to GWAR.

Other acts confirmed to appear on the tour are NECRO, DARKEST HOUR, AMON AMARTH, THE ACACIA STRAIN, THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, HEAVY HEAVY LOW LOW, THE NUMBER TWELVE LOOKS LIKE YOU, GOATWHORE, THIS IS HELL, and 2 CENTS. Additional special guest headliners will join the bill on select dates.

Mark Hunter, CHIMAIRA vocalist boasts, “We are happy to announce that we will be taking part in this years Sounds Of The Underground. We played the first year and we had a fucking blast. This year we are going to up the production level and bring something special to our fans. Then we will get wasted every night with EVERY TIME I DIE and GWAR. See you this summer!”

There will also be a 2CD + 1 DVD Sounds Of The Underground exclusive compilation which will go on sale in stores and online in late June.

Presale tickets for the tour will go on sale April 25th.  Tickets for the general public will go on sale May 11th.  You can find constant updates on the tour at

The complete tour itinerary is as follows:

July 06 – Dallas, TX – Palladium Ballroom
July 07 – Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete St. Amphitheatre
July 08 – Houston, TX – Verizon Wireless Theatre
July 10 – Orlando, FL – UCf Arena
July 11 – Myrtle Beach, SC – House Of Blues
July 13 – Worcester, MA – Palladium
July 14 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom Outside
July 15 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
July 16 – Winston-salem, NC – Millennium Center
July 18 – Toronto, ON – Koolhaus Complex
July 19 – Detroit, MI – State Theatre
July 20 – Milwuakee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
July 21 – Cleveland, OH – Time Warner Cable Amphitheater At Tower City
July 22 – Columbus, OH – Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
July 23 – Chicago, IL – Congress Theatre
July 24 – Minneapolis, MN – Myth
July 27 – Calgary, AB – Macewan Hall
July 28 – Edmonton, AB – Shaw Conference Center
July 30 – Portland, OR – Expo Hall
Aug. 01 – Salt Lake City, UT – Salt Air Pavilion
Aug. 03 – San Jose, CA – Events Center AT San Jose Univ.
Aug. 04 – Irvine, CA – Irvine Meadows Side Stage
Aug. 05 – Mesa, AZ – Mesa Amphitheatre
Aug. 06 – Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues
Aug. 08 – Denver, CO – Fillmore

1349 U.S. Tour with AVERSE SEFIRA, GOATWHORE, More

Norway’s 1349 will be making their way back to the U.S. with their first headlining tour. The tour also features labelmates AVERSE SEFIRA, along with GOATWHORE and NACHTYMYSTIUM.

Tour dates:
3/23 Crowbar Tampa, FL
3/24 Thee Imperial Jacksonville, FL
3/25 Culture Room Fort Lauderdale, FL
3/26 The Haven Winter Park, FL
3/27 Masquerade Atlanta, GA
3/28 The Muse Nashville, TN
3/29 Jaxx Nite Club Springfield, VA
3/30 Chance/Loft Poughkeepsie, NY
3/31 Mark’s Showplace Bedford, NH
4/01 BB Kings Blues Club New York, NY
4/02 L’Anti Quebec City, QC
4/03 Foufounes Electriques Montreal, QC
4/04 Petit Theater du Vieux Noranda
4/16 Launch Pad Albuquerque, NMRoyun Noranda, QC
4/05 Jubilee Centre Sudbury, ON
4/06 Opera House Toronton, ON
4/07 Jigsaw Parma, OH
4/08 Colosseum Mokena, IL
4/09 Station 4 St. Paul, MN
4/10 Static Bar Topeka, KS
4/11 Bluebird Theater Denver, CO
4/13 Knitting Factory LA Hollywood, CA
4/14 Showcase Theatre Corona, CA
4/15 Clubhouse Tempe, AZ

GOD FORBID Announce Tour with GOATWHORE, MNEMIC, ARSIS; Launch New Episode of GFTV

New Jersey’s GOD FORBID will be heading out on the Revolver-sponsored headlining trek, dubbed “The Chains of Humanity” tour with GOATWHORE and MNEMIC. The line-up is rounded out with ARSIS, THE HUMAN ABSTRACT (who will be on the tour from Jan 4th-31st) and BYZANTINE (from Feb 1st-18th).

To prepare fans for the tour, the band has teamed up with broadband video-on-demand site for a weekly series called “GFTV.” In the latest clip, the band addresses the recent comments made by Cosmo Kramer. See how the band reacts to random droppings of the N word, as they are interviewed by Original Black from AATV.

Watch the clip, as well as all the previous episodes of GOD FORBID TV on the GFTV channel exclusively at

01/04 First Unitarian Church – Philadelphia, PA
01/05 Webster Theatre – Hartford, CT
01/06 Mark’s Place – Bedford, NH
01/07 B.B. King’s – New York, NY
01/09 The Opera House – Toronto, ON
01/10 I-Rock – Detroit, MI
01/11 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
01/12 Headliner’s Music Hall – Louisville, KY
01/13 The Pearl Room – Mokena, IL
01/14 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
01/15 Reverb – Cedar Falls, IA
01/16 Static Bar – Topeka, KS
01/17 Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
01/19 Gravity Room – Portland, OR
01/20 The Showbox – Seattle, WA (Seattle Metal Festival)
01/21 WOW Hall – Eugene, OR
01/22 The Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA
01/23 Bourbon Street – Concord, CA
01/24 The Whisky – Hollywood, CA
01/25 Showcase Theatre – Corona, CA
01/26 The Sets – Tempe, AZ
01/27 The Launch Pad – Albuquerque, NM
01/28 Chic’s Bar – El Paso, TX
01/29 The Sanctuary – San Antonio, TX
01/30 Palladium Ballroom – Dallas, TX
01/31 Walter’s on Washington – Houston, TX

02/02 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
02/03 The Handlebar – Greenville, SC
02/04 Thee Imperial – Jacksonville, FL
02/05 Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
02/06 Backbooth – Orlando, FL
02/07 The Garage – St. Petersburg, FL
02/09 The Mad Hatter – Covington, KY
02/10 The Muse – Nashville, TN
02/11 Jaxx – Springfield, VA
02/12 Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC
02/13 Jesters Pub – Fayetteville, NC
02/14 Huntington Music Hall – Huntington, WV
02/15 Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
02/16 The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
02/17 Penny Arcade – Rochester, NY
02/18 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
02/20 Middle East Restaurant/Night Club – Cambridge, MA
02/21 Fou Founes Electriques – Montreal, QC

GOATWHORE – A Haunting Curse

Although many purists equate “true” black metal as Scandinavian, GOATWHORE has become the exception to the rule. After all the band’s home state of Louisiana with its blistering heat and malevolent, unpredictable weather has a lot more in common with hell than the cool fjords of Norway. A Haunting Curse, the band’s first album in nearly three years, sees the band taking their mix of BATHORY, HELLHAMMER and VENOM riffs fused with the New Orleans sludge/grind of SOILENT GREEN to a whole new level with the band unleashing its fastest and most aggressive material to date. New drummer Zack Simmons leads the charge with furious blast beats on the first two tracks before the band settles into the more traditional CELTIC FROST-inspired groove of “Alchemy the Black Sun Cult.” “In the Narrow Confines of Defilement” and “Forever Consumed Oblivion” on the other hand, alternate between relentless, over-the-top speed and dark atmospherics; tempered with some traditional, no-nonsense thrash riffing. The album also features the band’s most focused, razor-sharp production (courtesy of HATE ETERNAL‘s Erik Rutan) to date, in contrast to the muddier sound of its predecessor, Funeral Dirge for the Rotting Sun. To their credit, the band keeps things short and concise, never allowing the songs to drag on pointlessly. GOATWHORE also avoids the conventional song structures and typical lyrics that plague most of their peers. A Haunting Curse is the band’s most punishing record yet, deeply rooted in black metal tradition while exploring new levels of uncompromising intensity. Long may they reign. (Metal Blade Records)

CELTIC FROST In-Store Signing Session in Hollywood October 7th

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of history tomorrow as CELTIC FROST are set to be the last band ever to hold an in-store signing session at the legendary Tower Records on Sunset Blvd. The signing takes place at 5PM PST and precedes the group’s first L.A. performance in over 15 years, which will be at the House of Blues along with SUNN O))) and GOATWHORE in the support slots.

CELTIC FROST are currently three weeks into their 47-date North American tour. Martin Eric Ain (bass) states, “We have worked very hard to bring the FROST back, and the support of the people we have met so far during these shows has made it more than worthwhile. We are one-third into this tour, and we’d like to think there is much more to come and that we have much more to give.”

Check out the band’s new video for “A Dying God Coming Into Human Fleshhere.

Tour dates:
10/07 House of Blues – Hollywood, CA
10/08 Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
10/09 House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV

10/11 Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO
10/12 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
10/13 The Zone Nightclub – El Paso, TX
10/14 Lonestar Pavilion – San Antonio, TX
10/16 The Bottleneck – Lawrence, KS
10/17 Pop’s – Sauget, IL
10/19 Ridglea Theater – Ft Worth, TX
10/20 Texas Avenue Live – Houston, TX
10/21 House of Blues – New Orleans, LA
10/23 The State Theatre – St. Petersburg, FL
10/24 Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
10/25 The Backbooth – Orlando, FL
10/27 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
10/28 House of Blues – Myrtle Beach, SC
10/29 Jester’s Pub – Fayetteville, NC
10/31 Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC
11/02 The NorVa – Norfolk, VA
11/03 The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
11/04 Saratoga Winners – Cohose, NY
11/05 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
11/07 Penny Arcade – Rochester, NY
11/08 Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
11/10 Starlight Ballroom – Philadelphia, PA
11/11 Magic City Music Hall – Johnson City, NY