Seattle’s NEVERMORE have announced a North American fall headlining tour in support of their new full-length, The Obsidian Conspiracy. The tour kicks off September 23rd and runs through November 5th. Support will come from WARBRINGER, MUTINY WITHIN, and HATESPHERE.

Tickets are on sale now exclusively through and will be available there until June 19th when they go on sale through all normal ticket outlets. A limited number of VIP tickets will be available for a pre-show meet and greet with NEVERMORE.

Here are the tour dates:
9/23 The Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC
9/24 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
9/25 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
9/26 Slim’s – San Francsico
9/28 The Key Club – Los Angeles
9/30 The Galaxy Theatre – Santa Ana
10/1 Ramona Mainstage – Ramona
10/2 U.B.’s Bar – Mesa, AZ
10/3 The Rock – Tucson, AZ
10/5 Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
10/6 Marquee – Tulsa, OK
10/7 Ridglea Theater – Ft. Worth, TX
10/8 Scout Bar – San Antonio, TX
10/9 Numbers – Houston, TX
10/11 Emo’s Alternative Lounging – Austin, TX
10/13 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
10/14 Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
10/15 Jaxx – West Springfield – VA
10/16 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
10/17 The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
10/19 The Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
10/20 FouFounes – Montreal, Que
10/21 Music Hall – London, Ont
10/22 Opera House – Toronto, Ont
10/23 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
10/25 Diesel Nightclub – Pittsburgh, PA
10/26 Headliner’s Music Hall – Louisville, KY
10/27 Blondie’s – Detroit, MI
10/29 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
10/30 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
10/31 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
11/1 Royal Albert Arms – Winnipeg, MB
11/2 The Exchange – Regina, SK
11/3 The Republik – Calgary, AL
11/4 Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AL

The Obsidian Conspiracy drops June 8th in North America. Several formats will be available for purchase:
–Regular 10 song edition
–Limited Edition digipack featuring the cover song “Temptation” (THE TEA PARTY).
–ITunes version featuring the cover song “Crystal Ship” (THE DOORS).
–LP version with a bonus 7″ featuring “Temptation” and “Crystal Ship
–Limited edition, import only box set only available at CM Distro in North America (features songs “Temptation“, “Crystal Ship“, and a bonus disc, Play the Guitar Like Jeff Loomis)

Pre-order the album here:


The last show of the DARK TRANQUILLITY, THREAT SIGNAL, MUTINY WITHIN U.S. tour hit a relatively quiet night in Hollywood after Memorial Day weekend. The Key Club was as hot as sauna, the upstairs area was closed off, and even a few attendees of Ronnie James Dio‘s memorial service could be spotted.

Newcomers MUTINY WITHIN took the stage with plenty of energy and enthusiasm, which immediately connected with the crowd. After hearing them play a few songs, there’s no hiding the fact that DARK TRANQUILLITY are a major influence as evidenced by their stop and start grooves, melodic sense, and synthesizer sound and style. The band fared better than the average opening band on a tour with their American interpretation of 2000’s Scandinavian melodic death metal. The pit was alive and the crowd shouted their approval.

Upon Ontario, Canada’s THREAT SIGNAL‘s first song, it was clear that they were more sophisticated, sharpened, and superior to the young MUTINY WITHIN. Unfortunately, the crowd were seemingly unfamiliar with and somewhat apathetic to the band despite playing their best. A personal emergency forced the band to finish the last date of the tour with only one guitarist. Lead guitarist Travis Montgomery‘s exceptional solo skills did make headway in converting some of the faithless.

As the clock struck 11:00pm, it was clear that this was DARK TRANQUILLITY‘s night. Finally, LA fans got to experience a full headlining set from Gothenburg’s longest running band. The setlist was more or less a combination of their usual setlists from their last couple of tours, which has a significant amount of overlap. The songs that made their LA debuts included “Lethe” and “Freecard.” There was a healthy dose of songs from DT‘s latest, We are the Void.

Aside from a longer set, fans were also treated to an accompanying video projector that not only showcased guitarist Niklas Sundin‘s fantastic artwork along with other excellent animations, but also was synched up to each of the songs performed. The band performed “Shadow in Our Blood” along with the music video in high definition being projected. The cool thing about that was the fact that the band performed in perfect synch with the video. The fans were more than impressed with this feat.

The band was happy. The crowd was happy. It was a win win situation. Vocalist Mikael Stanne declared the show to be the best night of the tour. Not bad for a quiet night on the Sunset Strip.

DARK TRANQUILLITY Announce North American Headlining Tour with Complete Career Retrospective Setlist Planned

Swedish melodic metal pioneers, DARK TRANQUILLITY, will make their much anticipated return to North America on May 11th as they prepare for a massive North American headlining tour with THREAT SIGNAL and MUTINY WITHIN supporting. This promises to be the longest, career-spanning DARK TRANQUILLITY set list yet. Be sure to visit now to stream new tracks from the band’s latest album, We Are the Void, and to view their complete tour itinerary.

Mikael Stanne (vocals) further describes his excitement over the headlining tour: “Oh Yes! As promised we are coming back to the States for a proper headlining run. We’ve been rehearsing like crazy to put together a set that will blow you away. It’s been hard but we feel we have a good collection of songs that represents every aspect of the band and will please fans of both new and old material. Also, the mad genius Niklas (guitars) is hard at work creating amazing artwork and animation that will look incredible and add a new dimension to the show.

“This is without a doubt the biggest production we’ve done in the States. We cannot wait to bring you the full DARK TRANQUILLITY experience. We are also really happy to bring some really awesome bands with us this time around. THREAT SIGNAL and MUTINY WITHIN are bands we’ve had our eyes on for quite a while and they will make sure you all will have one hell of a metal night. Cheers and see you all very soon.”

ARCH ENEMY to Headline North American Tour; Support from EXODUS, ARSIS, MUTINY WITHIN

Sweden’s ARCH ENEMY have announced the Tyrants of Evil headlining tour of North America in support of their latest release, The Root of All Evil (which came out last week via Century Media Records).

Frontwoman Angela Gossow commented on the tour: “Hells Yes! We are more than ready to return to the US and Canada for a head banging and neck breaking tour experience! Totally stoked about the killer package – ARCH ENEMY, EXODUS, ARSIS and MUTINY WITHIN. We personally handpicked these bands for you! A full on extreme, versatile and so very METAL line-up. You will be hurting in a good way after we have been through town! The Tyrants Of Evil are ready to kill!!!”

Presale tickets for the upcoming dates will go on sale this Wednesday, October 14, at 3PM Eastern, at

Jan. 20 – Towson, MD – Recher Theatre
Jan. 21 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
Jan. 22 – New York, NY – Nokia Theatre
Jan. 23 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Jan. 25 – Montreal, QC – Le Medley
Jan. 26 – Quebec City, QC – Theatre Imperial
Jan. 27 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
Jan. 29 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
Jan. 30 – Minneapolis, MN – The Rock
Jan. 31 – Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick Centre
Feb. 02 – Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall Ballroom
Feb. 03 – Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Events Centre
Feb. 05 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
Feb. 06 – Seattle, WA – Showbox at the Market
Feb. 08 – San Francisco, CA – Regency Center @ The Grand
Feb. 09 – West Hollywood, CA – House of Blues

For all the latest info on ARCH ENEMY, visit:


Max Cavalera‘s SOULFLY have confirmed a North American tour with support from PRONG, CATTLE DECAPITATION, and MUTINY WITHIN. The tour begins at the end of September in Los Angeles. Dates are as follows:

September 30, 2009 – Key Club – Hollywood, California
October 2 2009 – Cane’s Bar & Grill – San Diego, California
October 3, 2009 – The Boardwalk – Orangevale, California
October 4, 2009 – The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, California
October 6, 2009 – Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, Oregon
October 7, 2009 – Showbox Theatre – Seattle, Washington DC
October 8, 2009 – Club Vegas – Salt Lake City, Utah
October 9, 2009 – Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom – Denver, Colorado
October 10, 2009 – The Blue Goat – Salina, Kansas
October 11, 2009 – The Rock – Maplewood, Minnesota
October 14, 2009 – The Intersection – Grand Rapids, Michigan
October 16, 2009 – Harpo’s – Detroit, Michigan
October 17, 2009 – McGuffy’s House of Rock – Dayton, Ohio
October 19, 2009 – The Gramercy Theatre – New York, New York
October 20, 2009 – Recher Theatre – Towson, Maryland

Visit the band’s website for up-to-date tour info: