June 5, 2012 — The “Epic Kings & Idols Tour,” set for a September 2012 North American run, will feature co-headliners, THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT and KATATONIA, direct support from PARADISE LOST, and opening duties from STOLEN BABIES.
June 5, 2012 — MARDUK, 1349, WITHERED, and WEAPON are currently on a North American tour throughout the month. Tour dates can be found at MARDUK’s official website.
June 5, 2012 — The legendary MORBID ANGEL have announced a month long North American tour. Support will come from Sweden’s DARK FUNERAL and GRAVE. The tour starts on September 21st in Atlanta, GA and runs through October 19th in San Antonio, TX.
April 30, 2012 — The new video for Poland’s DECAPITATED’s “Homo Sum” has been posted online. Check it out below: http://youtu.be/-KFObx3n2K0 The band kicks off their U.S. tour tonight in Houston, TX with headliners MESHUGGAH.
February 15, 2012 — In support of their upcoming album The Fatal Feast, crossover kings MUNICIPAL WASTE have teamed up with L.A.’s Grill ‘Em All Truck for an exclusive burger eating contest and autograph session.
February 14, 2012 — SEPULTURA, DEATH ANGEL, KRISIUN, and HAVOK will be heading out on a North American tour this April. “We are so excited to go back to North America,” commented SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser.
August 9, 2011 — VREID and KAMPFAR will be co-headlining The Black Path of America Tour 2011 with openers, NECRONOMICON. The tour starts near the end of this month and continues for about two and a half weeks through the U.
July 8, 2011 — Norwegian progressive/psychedelic black metal band ENSLAVED will be returning to North America this Fall for a headlining tour marking the band’s 20th anniversary. Support will come from Swedish sensation, GHOST, as well as France’s ALCEST.
June 9, 2011 — Good friends, OPETH and KATATONIA, will team up for the U.S. Heritage Tour starting this September. Guitarist Anders Nyström issued the following statement in anticipation of the tour:
January 6, 2011 — Back in the summer of 1994, I was a pimple faced teenage metalhead whose world revolved around classic rock, hard rock, and heavy metal. And like virtually every metalhead on the planet, I viewed METALLICA as the absolute infallible, invincible gods of metal.
December 30, 2010 — FEAR FACTORY, who recently announced a short stretch of U.S. shows from December 29 - January 8, were forced to postpone those dates until April due to a family emergency.
December 28, 2010 — FEAR FACTORY will return to the stage in a few days as part of their ongoing Fear Campaign Tour. The short string of U.S. dates will kick off in Tempe, Arizona on December 29 and conclude nine days later in San Diego, California on January 8.
December 9, 2010 — After storming the world for nearly 40 years and taking their very special brand of heavy metal to all four corners of the planet, JUDAS PRIEST -one of the most influential heavy metal bands of all time, have announced this will be their final world tour!
December 9, 2010 — After reforming three years ago for live appearances, AT THE GATES have announced more shows in 2011. They will be doing a run of shows next year, with appearances at Metaltown Festival in Sweden and Tuska Open Air in Finland already confirmed.
November 22, 2010 — Texas-based, mythological occult metal band, ABSU will join IMMORTAL on their return to the US for six shows early next year. Drummer/vocalist Proscriptor notes, “We feel extremely privileged to have been invited to participate on IMMORTAL’s All Shall Fall US tour in February 2011.
September 24, 2010 — 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.
September 15, 2010 — Metal God Records and Rob Halford are pleased to confirm HALFORD North American concert dates November and December with Ozzy Osbourne. Ozzy Osbourne & Rob Halford 2010 North America Fall Tour: Nov.
September 15, 2010 — Los Angeles’ INTRONAUT are set to release their new album, Valley of Smoke, on October 12th via Century Media Records. A video of the band jamming in the studio performing the dynamic new track, “Elegy,” can now be viewed below:
August 18, 2010 — SLAYER, MEGADETH, and ANTHRAX, who are currently on tour, will be making an additional run of U.S. tour dates via the 2010 Jagermeister Tour. Tour dates: September 24 Superpages.
August 12, 2010 — Legendary stoner metallers SLEEP, who recently announced their long-anticipated reunion tour, have added several new stops to the impending trek including additional shows in Brooklyn and San Francisco.
June 9, 2010 — Tampa, FL death metallers HATE ETERNAL are teaming up with CANNABIS CORPSE and ORDER OF ENNEAD for a quick string of dates on the east coast before the band heads back home to begin writing the follow up to 2008’s Fury and Flames.
June 8, 2010 — The release date for IRON MAIDEN’s new studio album The Final Frontier is now confirmed for Monday 16th August. The new album features artwork illustrated by Melvyn Grant and, to mark the occasion, the band have made special arrangements for one new album track “El Dorado” to be made available worldwide as a free digital download MP3 with immediate effect.
June 7, 2010 — CYNIC’s Re-Traced / Re-Focused Live tour will see progressive metal icons CYNIC perform Focus in its entirety, along with tracks from the group’s lauded second album, Traced in Air, and more.
May 18, 2010 — TORCHE, who are currently on tour with COHEED AND CAMBRIA, had their van broken into on May 14th. Various items such as instruments, gear, passports, and laptops were stolen.
May 17, 2010 — Richard Christy’s CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED is hitting the road. Tickets are now available on http://www.richardchristy.com and http://www.timripperowens.com. Richard Christy talked about the tour: “I am Soooooooooooooo pumped to get out on the road and blast some heavy metal with CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED this summer!
May 17, 2010 — IMMOLATION will be heading out on a headlining tour with support from VADER, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, LECHEROUS NOCTURNE, and PATHOLOGY. Tour dates: 9/29 Baltimore, MD - Sonar 9/30 Farmingdale , NY - Crazy Donkey 10/1 Providence, RI - Club Hell 10/2 Manchester , NH - Rocko’s 10/3 Montreal, ON – Foufounes Electriques 10/4 Toronto, ON - MOD Club 10/5 Cleveland, OH - Peabody’s 10/6 Detroit, MI - Blondie’s 10/7 Milwaukee, WI - The Rave 10/8 St Paul , MN - Station4 10/10 Seattle, WA - El Corazon 10/11 Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theater 10/12 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater 10/13 San Francisco, CA - DNA Lounge 10/14 West Hollywood, CA – The Whiskey 10/15 Santa Ana ,CA - The Galaxy 10/16 Ramona , CA - Ramona Mainstage 10/17 Mesa, AZ - U.
May 13, 2010 — New Orleans, Louisiana’s GOATWHORE are confirmed to play the second stage of the Ozzfest summer tour alongside BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, DROWNING POOL, KINGDOM OF SORROW, SKELETONWITCH, SAVIOURS, and KATAKLYSM.
May 9, 2010 — As reported earlier, DARK TRANQUILLITY will begin their tour of the Americas in two days. Vocalist Mikael Stanne dropped in with a video message for all the fans:
April 28, 2010 — D.O.A., Canada’s punk legends, are set to release their 13th studio album Talk - Action = 0 on June 8th via Sudden Death Records. On this album, the band goes back to its early roots and takes a few notes from their first two classic albums: Something Better Change and Hardcore 81.
April 28, 2010 — MEGADETH and SLAYER have confirmed that they will each perform, start to finish, their 1990 releases - SLAYER’s world-wide, million-selling Seasons In The Abyss and MEGADETH’s Platinum Rust In Peace - on the upcoming Canadian and American Carnage Tours.
April 19, 2010 — CONVERGE will be heading out on their headlining in support with Axe to Fall. Support will come from various bands including HARVEY MILK, THURSDAY, LEWD ACTS, COALESCE, and more.
April 19, 2010 — 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.
April 12, 2010 — New Orleans, Louisiana sludge metal icons EYEHATEGOD are proud to announce their long-anticipated US tour beginning in June, following an appearances at this year’s edition of the Maryland Deathfest.
April 4, 2010 — MISERY INDEX will join label-mates DYING FETUS for a month-long US tour starting in early May. This tour will also include ARSIS, ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY and CONDUCTING FROM THE GRAVE and will be making a stop at the California Metalfest on May 15th in Pomona, CA.
March 15, 2010 — Technical death metal legends PESTILENCE are pleased to announce their first US tour in over 16 years! The 17-date journey will kick off in Baltimore as part of the Maryland Deathfest at Sonar on May 30th and close at the Gramercy Theater in New York City on June 17.
March 6, 2010 — Prog rock/metal icons DREAM THEATER will spend their summer supporting IRON MAIDEN on the band’s month-long U.S./Canada tour. The tour launches on June 9 and runs through July 20, and includes a stop at the storied Madison Square Garden in NYC, marking the first time in a lengthy and respected career that DREAM THEATER will have played the world’s most famous arena.
February 22, 2010 — In continuing support of the band’s 2008 release Twilight of the Thunder God, AMON AMARTH has announced a spring, 2010 North American headlining tour, which marks the band’s first tour in the states since their April/May 2009 run.
February 16, 2010 — Swedish melodic death metallers, SCAR SYMMETRY, have been added to the “A Taste of Extreme Divinity” Tour as direct support to headliners HYPOCRISY. Guitarist Per Nilsson commented:
February 16, 2010 — Kicking off this April and following their highly anticipated split release with BORIS, Miami’s TORCHE have just announced a month-long US tour supporting COHEED AND CAMBRIA and CIRCA SURVIVE.
February 16, 2010 — DARK TRANQUILLITY’s new video for “Shadow in Our Blood” has been posted online. The song is the opening track to the band’s new album, We are the Void, which is set for a March 9th release date.
February 5, 2010 — Steve Von Till (NEUROSIS, HARVESTMAN) will be performing a rare set in his home region in Moscow, Idaho this February. This set will feature the lone artist performing both HARVESTMAN and SVT solo material.
February 2, 2010 — CREATURE WITH THE ATOMIC BRAIN is thrilled to announce that Transylvania will be released tomorrow, February 2nd via The End Records. Marking the band’s North American debut, CREATURE WITH THE ATOMIC BRAIN landed a thirteen-date slot opening for ALICE IN CHAINS, which also kicks off tomorrow at the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver.
February 1, 2010 — SLAYER and MEGADETH are thrilled to announce the new, confirmed routing for the American Carnage North American Tour, which will commence with the rescheduled Canadian Carnage East dates in Quebec City on Friday, July 23.
February 1, 2010 — North Carolina’s WEEDEATER--in light of the recent loss of frontman Dave “Dixie” Collins’ toe due to a self-inflicted gun-cleaning wound--have announced the routing for their upcoming US tour, now officially dubbed the “Nine Toe” Tour.
January 22, 2010 — 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.
December 20, 2009 — Danish Metal Award nominees HATESPHERE will hit North American shores early next year in support of newest album To the Nines with THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, OBSCURA and AUGURY.
December 20, 2009 — KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, whose self-titled album Killswitch Engage debuted at #7 on the Billboard Top 200 chart earlier this summer, are headed out on the road once again.
December 15, 2009 — The world wide web has been abound with speculation on a possible “Big Four” tour for several months. Now, the UK/European Sonisphere can exclusively reveal that METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH and ANTHRAX will play together for the first time in history, in a move that will have metalheads across the globe frenzied with excitement.
November 18, 2009 — BEHEMOTH has announced the Evangelia Amerika Tour. The band will once again be returning to North American soil in 2010. This is their first tour in the region since their massively successful summer with the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Fest.
November 18, 2009 — MEGADETH and SLAYER have announced that they will co-headline the “American Carnage” tour. TESTAMENT will be opening all date on the tour. “American Carnage” will kick off on January 18 in Seattle, WA for a 26-date trek across North America that will include the six Canadian dates postponed earlier this month.
October 20, 2009 — 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.
October 20, 2009 — SLEEPYTIME GORILLA MUSEUM will bring their self-described “costumed festival of hyperventilating self-derangement” to audiences on the west coast for four exclusive dates. The band has been hailed by critics for their stunning live performances and these dates will be the band’s final performances for the rest of the year.
September 21, 2009 — 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.
September 15, 2009 — Los Angeles’ INTRONAUT have announced that they will be playing in India for the first time. The band will play two shows in late October. Here are details from the band:
September 9, 2009 — On October 27th, 2009, Indie Recordings will be releasing VREID’s Milorg in North America with distribution and marketing duties handled by The End Records. Praised by both fans and critics across Europe, Milorg showcases a unique sound that fuses dark atmospheric sounds with raw, aggressive rock-infused black metal.
September 3, 2009 — Ex-DEAD KENNEDYS vocalist, Jello Biafra, has joined forces with Ralph Spight (VICTIMS FAMILY, FREAK ACCIDENT, HELLWORMS), Jon Weiss (SHARKBAIT, HORSEY), Billy Gould (FAITH NO MORE), and Kimo Ball (FREAK ACCIDENT, CARNEYBALL JOHNSON, MOL TRIFFID, GRIDDLE) to form the new band, JELLO BIAFRA AND THE GUANTANAMO SCHOOL OF MEDICINE.
August 31, 2009 — Los Angeles, CA’s blackened-death metal force ABYSMAL DAWN recently returned home after an insanely long North American tour with GOATWHORE, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, DAATH and SUCCESS WILL WRITE APOCALYPSE ACROSS THE SKY.
June 24, 2009 — BEHEMOTH, who have set Evangelion as the title of the band’s ninth hell-breaking opus, have just posted a brand new track and the first single off the band’s August release on their official MySpace page.
May 31, 2009 — Canadian metallers BISON B.C. and Wisconsin thrashers LAZARUS AD have teamed up for the 2009 Baptized in Beer Tour, which kicks off on July 8th in Vancouver, BC.
May 29, 2009 — Blackenedfest, a North American tour featuring MAYHEM, MARDUK, CEPHALIC CARNAGE, CATTLE DECAPITATION, and WITHERED has been partially marred by MARDUK’s unexplained absence from the tour. The tour, which kicked off on May 21st, has carried on without MARDUK’s participation.
March 18, 2009 — Acclaimed ethereal USBM unit WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM have just announced their upcoming North American tour this May, which they will be headlining. Joined by a host of other acts such as KRALLICE, A STORM OF LIGHT, THRONES and more along the way, the band has also been added to this year’s Maryland Deathfest which lands in the middle of the tour, appearing alongside DESTROYER 666, ABSU, BOLT THROWER, BRUTAL TRUTH and more.
March 17, 2009 — MUNICIPAL WASTE have reached the halfway point in recording their new album, titled Massive Aggressive, tentatively scheduled for an August 2009 release on Earache Records. The band are recording the album at Red Planet Studios in Richmond, VA with acclaimed producer Zeuss (HATEBREED, SHADOWS FALL), who also produced the band’s previous album, 2007’s The Art of Partying.
March 3, 2009 — New York’s SUFFOCATION are currently in the studio working on their new album, Blood Oath. The band provided a brief update on their progress: “We’ve just completed another shift at Full Force Studios (6pm - 2am, typical shift).
January 29, 2009 — Sweden’s OPETH are set to return to North America for a third tour run supporting their acclaimed Watershed album. Direct support will come from Norway’s ENSLAVED, who recently won their third Norwegian Grammy award, are touring in support of their much talked about Vertebrae album.
January 28, 2009 — Montreal technical death metallers NEURAXIS are currently prepping for back-to-back tours. First up is the “Montreal Assault” tour, which will see the band play alongside DESPISED ICON, CARNIFEX, THE PLASMARIFLE and labelmates BENEATH THE MASSACRE.
January 28, 2009 — March 6th and 7th, 2009 will bear witness to return of the authentic, pioneering madman, Bobby Liebling and PENTAGRAM. This legendary US deity of dark rock and doom will cast its shadow for two nights only, March 6th and 7th, 2009 in NYC and Baltimore.
January 19, 2009 — OCEANO guitarist Andrew Mikhail and bassist Jason Jones were involved in a van accident over the weekend. Both members luckily limped out of the accident with minor injuries, however their van and the trailer that was attached to it had flipped and is need of repair.
December 11, 2008 — With Hordes of Chaos (the follow-up to 2003’s ultra-successful Enemy of God), KREATOR delivers ten tracks of pure unadulterated thrash metal like only the true masters can.
November 19, 2008 — The video for the title track of ABYSMAL DAWN’s Relapse Records debut, “Programmed to Consume,” can now be viewed here. The clip was shot in Los Angeles with director Gary Smithson.
November 14, 2008 — SOILWORK have invited fans to vote for their setlist on their upcoming North American tour with DARKANE, WARBRINGER, and SWALLOW THE SUN. The tour which will kick of at the end of January will be the first North American tour featuring rejoined guitarist Peter Wichers and new guitarist Sylvian Coudret.
November 10, 2008 — THE ANSWER, a four-piece rock band from Northern Ireland now touring as the opening act on AC/DC’s Black Ice World Tour, will make an in-store appearance at the Union Square Virgin Megastore in New York City on Tuesday, November 11 at 7PM.
November 2, 2008 — Elvis metal ‘n’ rollers VOLBEAT will tour the US with Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH on their two-week May 2009 U.S. tour. VOLBEAT will be in support of their second U.
October 20, 2008 — Los Angeles’ brothers for metal supremacy ABYSMAL DAWN and SOTHIS will join forces for a west coast US tour in December, dubbed the Endless Wintour. Sponsored by Metal Maniacs, the tour will kick-off on December 5th in Bakersfield, CA and will round out in Hollywood, CA on December 14th.
October 16, 2008 — THE ANSWER, an emergent and award-winning rock band from Northern Ireland, has been selected as the opening act for the imminent North American leg of AC/DC’s Black Ice World Tour.
October 13, 2008 — SOULFLY will set off for their first headlining tour in support of their latest album, Conquer. Tour dates: Nov.1 – Riverside Multiplex - Victoria, TX Nov.
October 3, 2008 — Los Angeles, California-based death/thrash metal band DREAMING DEAD have signed to Ibex Moon Records and will release their debut album Within One on January 20th, 2009.
September 29, 2008 — The Canadian duo of Aidan Baker and Leah Buckareff will be hitting the road again at the end of September for dates around North America (including an NYC Halloween appearance curated by NYC underground gurus UNSOUND alongside BLACK SUN, STEVE MOORE, and MENACE RUINE), followed by a tour of Europe.
September 15, 2008 — Premier Japanese heavy metal outfit DIR EN GREY announced today via MTV’s Headbangers Blog that they have signed with The End Records for the release of their seventh studio album.
September 9, 2008 — Hydra Head Records has announced their second ever Champions of Sound Tour. Originally devised in 2003 and also featuring label staples and instrumental metal masters, PELICAN, this year’s trek sees avant-metal pioneers KAYO DOT, supporting their latest Blue Lambency Downward, and CAVE-IN frontman Stephen Brodsky (aka Stove Bredsky), support his psychedelic rock outing that is the Black Ribbon Award.
August 22, 2008 — The latest installment of the Death by Decibels tour has been announced. This edition will feature KATAKLYSM, DYING FETUS, ELUVEITIE, and KEEP OF KALESSIN. Chrigel Glanzman of ELUVEITIE commented on their participation: “ELUVEITIE is homesick for America!
August 19, 2008 — Grammy nominee’s MACHINE HEAD are pleased to announce that they will serve as direct support to METALLICA for a spate of dates that begin in January.
August 18, 2008 — Volcom Tour 2008 is almost upon us! Making a considerable move up in venue sizes and the inclusion of “legend” status bands, this year’s tour kicks off September 2nd and will be headlined by MOTÖRHEAD.
August 11, 2008 — DIR EN GREY are returning to the U.S. this fall with openers, THE HUMAN ABSTRACT. Here are the details from the band: “This fall, DIR EN GREY will return to North America for a headlining tour with special guests, THE HUMAN ABSTRACT…
August 4, 2008 — The new band formed by ex-EYEHATEGOD members sans guitarist Jimmy Bower, OUTLAW ORDER, has signed with Season of Mist. Their debut album, Dragging Down the Enforcer, will be released October 13th.
July 30, 2008 — Reunited melodic-death/grind legends CARCASS have announced additional U.S. shows. In addition to support on the entire tour from SUFFOCATION, 1349, ABORTED and ROTTEN SOUND, additional special guests have been noted below on select shows.
July 29, 2008 — BLACK COBRA, the act that just does not stop touring, bring their two-man sludgefest to the masses once again beginning this week. First they hit some West Coast and Southern dates with ‘Frisco brothers SLOUGH FEG, then pick up and head up through the rest of the country with filthmongers WEEDEATER for a few weeks.
July 27, 2008 — Montreal technical death metallers BENEATH THE MASSACRE have been confirmed for a run of dates on the Pillage The Village Tour as support to NECROPHAGIST and DYING FETUS, along with VEIL OF MAYA, including one appearance with legendary British gore-grinders CARCASS.
July 27, 2008 — Sweden’s WATAIN will headline the Black Metal Magic Tour 2008 this October with support from WITHERED and BOOK OF BLACK EARTH. Tour dates: 10/03/2008 The Opera House - Toronto, ON 10/04/2008 Katacombes - Montreal, QC 10/07/2008 The Middle East - Boston, MA 10/08/2008 Knitting Factory - New York, NY 10/09/2008 31st St Pub - Pittsburgh, PA 10/10/2008 Peabody’s - Cleveland, OH 10/11/2008 Reggie’s Rock Club - Chicago, IL 10/12/2008 Vaudeville Mews - Des Moines, IA 10/13/2008 Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom - Denver, CO 10/14/2008 Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT 10/15/2008 Studio Seven - Seattle, WA 10/16/2008 Rotture - Portland, OR 10/17/2008 The Metro - Oakland, CA 10/18/2008 Knitting Factory - Hollywood, CA 10/19/2008 Jumping Turtle - San Marcos, CA 10/20/2008 The Sets - Tempe, AZ 10/21/2008 Gator’s - Farmington, NM 10/23/2008 Reno’s Chop Shop - Dallas, TX 10/24/2008 Mario’s Ballroom - Victoria, TX w/Ritual Killer 10/25/2008 Red 7 - Austin, TX w/Ritual Killer 10/26/2008 Red Dragon - New Orleans, LA w/Ritual Killer 10/28/2008 Brass Mug - Tampa, FL 10/29/2008 Masquerade - Atlanta, GA 10/31/2008 Jaxx - Springfield, VA 11/01/2008 Sterling Hotel - Allentown, PA
June 18, 2008 — Belgian death metal band, ABORTED, have posted their forthcoming, sixth new album up for streaming. The album, Strychnine:213, is set for a June 24th release through Century Media.
June 14, 2008 — While supplies last, when you purchase any configuration of the initial pressing of JUDAS PRIEST’s double disc concept album, Nostradamus (release date – June 17th), specially marked CD’s will contain an insert with a exclusive code inside the CD package for one free lawn ticket to see JUDAS PRIEST on selected dates of the Metal Masters Tour this summer.
June 6, 2008 — Southern California’s INTRONAUT will be taking thinking man’s metal in a new direction with their Century Media debut, Prehistoricisms. The band is currently tracking drums at Opera Studios in North Hollywood and recording guitars and bass at Castle Oaks Studios in Calabasas.
April 21, 2008 — After weeks of speculation, Live Nation has put together a killer package that is bound to go down as the heavy metal event of 2008 - JUDAS PRIEST, HEAVEN AND HELL, MOTORHEAD and TESTAMENT will be touring together for the first time.
April 18, 2008 — Metal legends ANTHRAX have announced a short spring tour, kicking off with a warmup club show at Chicago”™s Double Door on May 28th, 2008. The Chicago warm-up show will be the band”™s first live performance with their new singer Dan Nelson.
April 8, 2008 — MUNICIPAL WASTE has announced new dates in the northeast that coincide with their big April 26th show at the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival.
April 8, 2008 — KAYO DOT’s new album, Blue Lambency Downward, is due out on May 6th via Hydra Head Records. The band have also lined up three dates with EARTH.
April 1, 2008 — SOULFLY/CAVALERA CONSPIRACY lead guitarist Marco Rizzo is currently on tour promoting his latest solo album, The Ultimate Devotion. Current tour dates: 26-Mar New York, NY Fat Baby 29-Mar Lowell, MA Lowell Brewery Exchange 30-Mar Haverhill, MA Welfare Records 3-Apr Battle Creek, MI Plant Rock 5-Apr Huntsville, OH The Blue Cat 6-Apr Berwyn, IL Tiger O’Stylies 8-Apr Green Bay, WI Toxic 9-Apr Davenport, IA River Music 11-Apr Sioux Falls, SD Nutty’s North 12-Apr East Peoria, IL Tails and Tops 14-Apr Kansas City, MO The Riot Room 15-Apr Springfield, MO Outland Ballroom 16-Apr Mulberry, KS Foxtown City Limits 18-Apr Mesa, AZ Cell Block 21-Apr Hollywood, CA Roxy 22-Apr Salt Lake City, UT Club Vegas 23-Apr Billings, MT Foe 24-Apr Denver, CO 3 Kings Tavern 25-Apr Lincoln, NE Kinckerbockers 27-Apr Chicago, IL Red Line Tap
March 31, 2008 — San Francisco Bay Area metal veterans, DEATH ANGEL, are pleased to announce their first full US tour since their initial split 18 years ago! The band will embark on a co-headlining tour this May/June with GOD FORBID that will include SOILENT GREEN and LIGHT THIS CITY.
March 25, 2008 — SAMAEL is proud to announce their first US tour in nearly five years in support of their latest Solar Soul release! The band will be making the trek with headliners/labelmates AMORPHIS as well as LEAVES EYES and VIRGIN BLACK.
March 24, 2008 — CRYPTOPSY have posted a new track, “Worship Your Demons,” on the band’s revamped MySpace page (www.myspace.com/cryptopsy). Drummer Flo Mounier states: We as a band have, since the beginning, been experimenting and trying to come up with music that is fresh and new.
March 21, 2008 — Japanese black metal act SIGH have recorded a six-song tribute to legendary black metal band VENOM, titled . In an update from the band, singer Mirai Kawashima says: “We’ve just completed the recording of six songs for our tribute to VENOM at Earth Studios.
March 11, 2008 — MESHUGGAH will be direct support to MINISTRY on MINISTRY’s farewell tour. MESHUGGAH will be touring in support of their new album, obZen, which will be released in stores today.
March 8, 2008 — Germany’s THE OCEAN have announced that they will touring North America for the first time starting off on May 21. The band will be playing with several bands on the tour, including LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR, KYLESA, and INTRONAUT.
March 4, 2008 — North Carolina’s GIANT have issued an update regarding the recording of their debut album, Telemores, for The End Records and East Coast and Canadian tour dates with BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME.
February 26, 2008 — Extreme metal titans CRYPTOPSY have been forced to cancel their recently announced tour of South America in March, after drummer Flo Mounier broke his knee cap.
February 20, 2008 — From onstage last night (Feb 19), amid the pandemonium in front of 14,000 screaming fans at a packed Los Angeles Forum, IRON MAIDEN announced the first leg of their eagerly anticipated North American summer tour.
February 19, 2008 — Prog-rockers 3 are pleased to announce that they will be performing on the Progressive Nation Tour this Spring. The Progressive Nation Tour features prog-metal extraordinaires DREAM THEATER, OPETH, and BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME.
February 19, 2008 — Relapse Records is proud to announce the signing of Los Angeles, CA’s ABYSMAL DAWN. ABYSMAL DAWN are currently working on their Relapse debut and follow-up to 2005’s From Ashes.
February 19, 2008 — Richmond, VA’s MUNICIPAL WASTE have announced U.S. tour dates that will cover the Southeast region. Tour dates: March: 7 Volume 11 Raleigh, North Carolina 8 The Hideway Johnson City, Tennessee 10 Meridian Red Room Houston, Texas 11 Red 7 Austin, Texas 12 Red Blood Club Dallas, Texas 13 Emo’s Annex - SXSW Austin, Texas 14 SXSW Austin, Texas 15 SXSW Austin, Texas 16 The Crossing San Antonio, Texas 18 Sluggo’s Pensecola, Florida 19 State Theater St Petersburg, Florida 20 Common Grounds Gainesville, Florida 21 The Drunken Unicorn Atlanta, Georgia
February 19, 2008 — Grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH are set to make their triumphant return to North America at the end of the month joining up with DEVILDRIVER, WALLS OF JERICHO, 36 CRAZYFISTS and INVITRO for the “Bound By The Road” tour.
February 14, 2008 — Groundbreaking Japanese black metal act SIGH will embark on a two and a half week headlining tour North America this fall. Support for the tour will come from Vancouver’s ZIMMERS HOLE and Montreal’s UNEXPECT.
February 11, 2008 — SOURVEIN are serious, down-tuned sludge/doom with the Southern flavor of bands like DOWN and EYEHATEGOD. Following their debut full-length on Southern Lord Records, the band’s This Dark Reign debut EP, Emerald Vulture, was an ugly 17 minutes of slow, hateful, grinding darkness, full of thick guitars and malicious vocals.
February 7, 2008 — Poland’s BEHEMOTH are set to make their much anticipated return to North America this spring on “The Invaluable Darkness Tour Part 2” as direct support to DIMMU BORGIR.
January 30, 2008 — Thrash legends, TESTAMENT, have announced upcoming tour dates for 2008. The band will be touring to support their April 29 release of The Formation of Damnation.
January 18, 2008 — The Austrian blackened/death metal machine, BELPHEGOR, will be returning to the U.S. this February with ROTTING CHRIST, IMMOLATION and AVERSE SIFERA for the “Lucifer Over North America” Tour.
January 18, 2008 — In support of their Billboard Top 200-charting album In Sorte Diaboli, Norway’s renowned melodic black metal band, DIMMU BORGIR, will be returning to North America as part of “The Invaluable Darkness Tour Part 2 ”“ Legions Of The Chosen Few” headlining run with Poland’s BEHEMOTH and fellow countrymen, KEEP OF KALESSIN.
January 16, 2008 — Very few bands can effectively mix intelligence with intensity like Southern California”™s INTRONAUT, which is one of the biggest reasons Century Media Records quickly signed the quartet to a worldwide deal.
January 16, 2008 — Having destroyed minds and eardrums across America last fall with the first Axis of Eden U.S. Tour – a label package tour that showcased bands from frontman Steve Austin’s own SuperNova Records roster – TODAY IS THE DAY prepares for Round Two:
January 8, 2008 — French Canadian death metallers BENEATH THE MASSACRE have confirmed plans for a headlining tour of America later this spring. Support on the package will come from SEE YOU NEXT TUESDAY, BORN OF OSIRIS, and TONY DANZA TAPDANCE EXTRAVAGANZA.
January 8, 2008 — PELICAN, BLACK COBRA, and UNEARTHLY TRANCE will team up for a short run of dates starting at the end of February until mid March. Tour dates:
December 20, 2007 — DOWN have announced another slew of North American tour dates for the upcoming new year. “An Evening with DOWN” is set to kick off January 18th in Mobile, Alabama.
December 19, 2007 — Raleigh-based DAYLIGHT DIES have started tracking their new album, titled Lost to the Living. The album, expected for release late Spring 2008, is the band’s second album with Candlelight Records.
November 21, 2007 — KING DIAMOND have announced that they have been forced to cancel their anticipated March 2008 tour with KREATOR, LEAVES EYES, and CELLADOR due to a serious herniated disc injury to King Diamond.
November 9, 2007 — Los Angeles’ STOLEN BABIES will embark on a run of dates throughout November which will cover the western half of the U.S. CREATURE FEATURE will appear on all dates on the tour.
November 5, 2007 — IRON MAIDEN announce only two U.S. shows at the Los Angeles Forum on Tuesday February 19th and at the Izod Center, New Jersey on March 14th as part of the Somewhere Back in Time World Tour 2008.
October 24, 2007 — Legendary death metal titans IMMOLATION kick off a massive a month-long North American tour this week with SUFFOCATION and SKINLESS, which marks their first stateside trek in three years.
October 16, 2007 — BLACK COBRA will be hitting the road in support of their upcoming album, Feather And Stone. The eight-track assault showcases the bands’ exploration of gritty hardcore/sludge depravity since their previous outing, Bestial (once thought untouchable), will be unleashed upon humanity on October 30th.
October 12, 2007 — VADER, MALEVOLENT CREATION, and CATTLE DECAPITATION will embark on the The Death By Decibels Tour this November. The tour will also feature LIGHT THIS CITY, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, and VEIL OF MAYA.
October 12, 2007 — SOULFLY Guitarist Marc Rizzo will be going on tour with SOULFLY bandmate Bobby Burns with Burns’ band, PRIMER 55. The three month tour starts today.
October 5, 2007 — From November 17 to December 5, MUNICIPAL WASTE will be bringing the party on the road for a tour of the west coast. Then again, it’s never really a party unless you bring some friends, right?
September 28, 2007 — DECAPITATED and AMON AMARTH will be hitting the road this November for a U.S. tour. Opening on the tour will be HIMSA and SONIC SYNDICATE.
September 28, 2007 — Finland’s monster rock n’ roll band LORDI, who triumphantly rocked this year’s Ozzfest 2007 across North America, are returning this October as direct support for TYPE O NEGATIVE.
September 26, 2007 — JESU have announced yet another release this year in the form of their Lifeline EP. One song features a guest appearance by former SWANS vocalist Jarboe.
September 21, 2007 — Crossover thrashers MUNICIPAL WASTE will begin their east coast tour today in Kingston, Pennsylvania. The band will be supported by SKELETON WITCH and TOXIC HOLOCAUST.
September 18, 2007 — With renewed vigor and a fiery new frontman, Finnish cult icons FINNTROLL crawl up from their clammy cavern clutching their fifth full-length Ur Jordens Djup, which was released this past spring.
September 12, 2007 — Taiwanese extreme metal band CHTHONIC, who recently wrapped up a successful appearance on Ozzfest, are currently trekking across the US on their historic “UNlimited” tour, performing their first headlining concerts in America.
August 28, 2007 — CONVERGE, 108, and INTERNAL AFFAIRS will head out to California for four dates starting on October 18th. Tour dates: 10/18 Oakland, CA @ The Oakland Metro 10/19 Ventura, CA @ The Alpine 10/20 Corona, CA @ Showcase Theatre 10/21 San Diego, CA @ SOMA Sidestage
August 26, 2007 — In an unfortunate turn of events, MACHINE HEAD bassist Adam Duce will miss this Fall’s highly-anticipated Black Tyranny Tour in the U.S. due to a broken leg suffered while dirt biking in Redding, CA.
August 10, 2007 — DESPISED ICON continues their non-stop touring in support of their highly acclaimed new album, The Ills of Modern Man, on August 12th alongside DARKEST HOUR, JOB FOR A COWBOY, A LIFE ONCE LOST and THE FACELESS.
July 20, 2007 — The onslaught that is “The Black Tyranny Tour” begins Friday, September 7th. With MACHINE HEAD and ARCH ENEMY both performing full headlining sets and THROWDOWN and SANCTITY supporting, you won’t want to miss this tour!
July 20, 2007 — Savannah sludge-rockers KYLESA have offered an update on the band from home: “We’re happy to announce that our video for ”˜Hollow Severer’ will be airing on MTV2’s Headbanger’s Ball very soon,” guitarist/singer Laura Pleasants says.
July 19, 2007 — While MODERN LIFE IS WAR were recording their upcoming album Midnight in America with legendary producer J. Robbins, a short film was made that documents the recording process.
July 18, 2007 — MONDO GENERATOR have uploaded the video for “Lie Detector,” from their recently released new album Dead Planet, online at the following location: www.one.revver.com/watch/327137 MONDO GENERATOR recently returned from their European tour where front man Nick Oliveri checked in from the road with the following update:
July 15, 2007 — Translation Loss is proud to announce the release of INTRONAUT’s new EP, The Challenger. The Challenger will see a late 2007 release and consist of three new tracks, a handful of live tracks and an outstanding remix totaling over 40 minutes.
July 13, 2007 — OBITUARY, ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY, FULL BLOWN CHAOS, and HEMLOCK are teaming up for a U.S. tour this fall. Confirmed dates are as follows: 09/11 Jaxx Nite Club - Springfield VA 09/12 BB King Blues Club - New York NY 09/13 Funhaus - Toronto ON 09/15 ADC Performance Center - Southbridge MA 09/16 Club Infinity - Williamsville NY 09/19 Emerald Theatre - Mt.
July 5, 2007 — This week two albums by Taiwan’s premier metal act CHTHONIC ”“ dubbed the “BLACK SABBATH of Asia” by their home country’s largest newspaper, and soon to be the first-ever Asian act to take part in Ozzfest ”“ will finally be released in North America.
May 25, 2007 — The Southern Lord West Coast Summer Tour featuring SUNNO)), EARTH, WEEDEATER and WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM kicks off July 2nd for a short run of five dates.
May 24, 2007 — Sweden’s KATATONIA will return to headline their first American tour this fall. Kicking of September 4, the tour will make nineteen stops around the country and will feature an all European line-up with Sweden’s SCAR SYMMETRY joining up with Finland’s INSOMNIUM and SWALLOW THE SUN.
May 15, 2007 — For the first time in 6 years, and quite possibly the very last, MAYHEM”™s Deconsecrate the States Tour 2007 is sure to be the hottest on record.
May 13, 2007 — PARADISE LOST, the godfathers of gothic metal, have returned with a stunning new offering, In Requiem, which marks a return to the band”™s trademark heavy sound.
May 10, 2007 — IMMOLATION unleashes the seventh chapter in their legendary career, Shadows in the Light. The new effort was recorded at Millbrook Sound Studios with producer Paul Orofino and is now available in stores.
May 10, 2007 — Groundbreaking Japanese act SIGH have announced a few tour dates from their upcoming North American tour with Mesopotamian masters MELECHESH. The band is touring North America in support of their upcoming album, Hangman’s Hymn, out June 12th, 2007 on The End Records.
May 9, 2007 — 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.
April 21, 2007 — DIR EN GREY have announced that they will be opening for the DEFTONES on the band’s summer tour. The first show begins in June 6, 2007 in Providence, Rhode Island.
April 21, 2007 — Australia’s symphonic/gothic/classical act VIRGIN BLACK will tour North America in June and July this year. In a posting from VIRGIN BLACK singer/songwriter Rowan London, he says, “It’s been four years since our minor but magnificent U.
April 17, 2007 — DIMMU BORGIR’s new album In Sorte Diaboli (set to hit stores next Teusday, April 24th) has been posted for streaming in its entirety on Mp3.com: http://www.
April 16, 2007 — Polish extreme metal titans BEHEMOTH make their much-anticipated return to North America on April 26th to perform five special shows. This trek includes an appearance at the renowned New England Metal and Hardcore Festival and two rare headlining shows in addition to performances alongside such acclaimed acts as CANNIBAL CORPSE and DIMMU BORGIR, among others.
April 12, 2007 — 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.
April 9, 2007 — Ticket codes for this summer’s free Ozzfest (a.k.a Freefest) will be distributed through sponsor websites beginning May 12. Details on these programs are available on ozzfest.
April 3, 2007 — Groundbreaking Japanese act SIGH have been added to the two live California dates as direct support for Norway’s MAYHEM this July. The live dates are: July 17 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre July 18 - West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club
March 29, 2007 — THE GATHERING have commented about the recently announced one-off headlining show in New York City and their upcoming live CD and DVD, A Noise Severe.
March 25, 2007 — LACUNA COIL and Ovation Guitars have teamed up to present a series of free acoustic clinic mini-performances, which will take place at guitar stores across the U.
March 25, 2007 — Finland’s monster rock n’ roll band, LORDI, have been selected as one of the mainstage acts for Ozzfest 2007, alongside mainstage headliners, OZZY OSBOURNE and LAMB OF GOD.
March 17, 2007 — Los Angeles’ INTRONAUT have posted photos from their 15 tour dates ISIS’ current headlining tour with TORCHE. Check out the photos here.
March 12, 2007 — MEGADETH will release their 11th studio album, United Abominations, May 15 via their new label, Roadrunner Records. Frontman Dave Mustaine recently completed tracking and mixing the album in rural Derbyshire, England with producer Andy Sneap.
March 11, 2007 — “The Serpentine Offering,” the lead-off track from DIMMU BORGIR’s upcoming album, In Sorte Diaboli, will be available for digital download at iTunes.com beginning March 30th. The three-track North American version of the iTunes single will include an additional two songs NOT included on the album: “The Serpentine Offering” - Video Edit “The Heretic Hammer” - Instrumental Version, NORTH AMERICAN EXCLUSIVE The European version of the three-track iTunes single will feature an exclusive instrumental version of “The Serpentine Offering” in place of the instrumental version of “The Heretic Hammer.
March 11, 2007 — TYPE O NEGATIVE will head out on tour later this month in support of their new album, Dead Again, with BRAND NEW SIN as support and CELTIC FROST as direct support on select dates.
March 11, 2007 — Chicago’s YAKUZA has offered an update from the studio online (http://www.prostheticrecords.com/yakuza-instudio.html), in addition to posting some new video footage on the band’s MySpace page (http://www.myspace.com/yakuza) featuring the video for “Chicago Typewriter,” as well as live footage.
March 8, 2007 — 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.
March 7, 2007 — ANGEL CORPSE, WATAIN, and NACHTMYSTIUM will head out for this May for the Antichrist Vanguards East Coast Tour 2007. The tour kicks off on May 9th in Minneapolis, MN.
March 6, 2007 — DARK TRANQUILLITY vocalist Mikael Stanne and guitarist Martin Henriksson will be answering fan questions via an online video stream on Thursday, March 8th at 12pm EST.
March 4, 2007 — Goodfellow recording artists, INTRONAUT, have been added to some additional dates on the current ISIS U.S. tour as a replacement for JESU. The band will now continue on the tour until the March 10th show in Richmond, VA.
March 4, 2007 — Finland’s monster rock n’ roll band LORDI, who will release The Arockalypse March 20, 2007 on The End Records, have announced several dates of their upcoming inaugural tour of North America.
March 3, 2007 — LACUNA COIL have announced a headlining tour to immediately follow their JÃ¤germeister Music Tour (with STONE SOUR and SHADOWS FALL) run, which starts March 23rd and ends May 4th.
February 25, 2007 — Miami, Florida’s TORCHE are geared up for a busy year, with several new releases planned, heavy time on the road and the recording of their sophomore album.
February 16, 2007 — Punk icon Jello Biafra will be on tour to support his latest spoken word album, In the Grip of Official Treason. There are two instore meet-n-greet events scheduled for this tour, too.
February 16, 2007 — SATYRICON have issued a brief update on the band’s musical activity and plans for a Spring U.S. tour: “We have so much news for you on the new album in writing and many stories to tell from our visits to Australia and Japan.
February 13, 2007 — This spring marks the Century Family”™s inaugural Metal for the Masses Tour, which will be co-headlined by Swedish titans, THE HAUNTED and DARK TRANQUILLITY, with INTO ETERNITY and SCAR SYMMETRY rounding out the stellar bill.
February 13, 2007 — Iowa-based melodic hardcore/punk band, MODERN LIFE IS WAR, have signed with Equal Vision Records. “We chose to sign with Equal Vision for a couple reasons,” explains vocalist Jeffrey Eaton.
February 8, 2007 — While specific details of this week’s Ozzfest announcement are still being worked out, a brief list of details were posted on the official Ozzfest forums:
February 6, 2007 — Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne and Ozzfest tour producer Live Nation broke the news today at the Concert Industry Consortium in Los Angeles that their 12th annual hard rock spectacular–a 25-date extravaganza launching July 7 in Los Angeles–is pulling the plug on ticket prices and giving the power back to the fans calling this summer’s Ozzfest “FreeFest.
January 31, 2007 — SOULFLY guitarist Marc Rizzo has scheduled live dates on the East Coast in support of his latest solo album, Colossal Myopia. Show dates: Fri. Jan 27 Mexicali Blues - Teaneck, NJ Fri.
January 24, 2007 — Putting to bed the longstanding rumors of a reunion tour, HEAVEN AND HELL have announced their first tour dates for 2007. The tour will feature 11 Canadian shows, along with an exciting one-night-only performance at one of the most prestigious venues in the world, New York’s Radio City Music Hall.
January 20, 2007 — MACHINE HEAD recently finished recording The Blackening at Sharkbite Studios in the band’s hometown of Oakland, California. Once again produced by singer/guitarist Robert Flynn and mixed by Colin Richardson, the album is set for a March 27, 2007 release.
January 19, 2007 — INTRONAUT’s Danny Walker will be filling in on drums for JESU’s upcoming North American Tour with ISIS. The tour kicks off next month starting with a record release show for JESU’s new album, Conqueror, on the day of release, February 20, 2007.
January 19, 2007 — LACUNA COIL will embark on the latest installment of the JÃ¤germeister Music Tour this spring alongside STONE SOUR and SHADOWS FALL. The trek, which kicks off on March 23rd and runs through early May, is the group’s fourth U.
January 19, 2007 — The Church of the 8th Day is proud to announce it’s second round of confirmed headliners for the Los Angeles Murderfest ”“ Version 3.0 which will take place on March 24th and 25th at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood California.
January 14, 2007 — By far one of the most over-powering, precise and immensely talented bands within the ever-growing metallic hardcore scene, the Montreal-based quintet ION DISSONANCE are getting ready to record their third album and follow-up to the Abacus release, Solace, that left reviewers raving in 2005.
December 26, 2006 — Due to the increased demand, DIR EN GREY have announced that two additional tour dates have been added to their North American tour. New dates: 2/24/2007 - Los Angeles, CA - Avalon 2/25/2007 - San Francisco, CA - The Filmore
December 21, 2006 — 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).
December 13, 2006 — Returning to the U.S. after a sold-out tour of Europe, Australia and Japan, LAMB OF GOD is excited to announce a headlining American tour in 2007 with MACHINE HEAD, TRIVIUM and GOJIRA.
December 9, 2006 — LACUNA COIL just embarked on a U.S. tour as direct support to IN FLAMES with THE SWORD and SEEMLESS in the support slots. The group recently completed a highly successful run on the annual Blackest of the Black Tour alongside the legendary DANZIG, labelmates THE HAUNTED, BELPHEGOR, and ASESINO.
December 8, 2006 — Supporting their stellar new album, In the Absence of Truth, ISIS is embarking on an ambitious headlining tour next spring. Supporting them on most dates are JESU, masterminded by Justin Broadrick, who will have a new album, Conqueror, out February 20 on Hydra Head.
December 4, 2006 — Swedish death metal veterans, UNLEASHED, will make their long awaited return to America next February on their Midvinterblot North American Tour 2007. Supporting the band will be KRISIUN, BELPHEGOR, and HATESPHERE.
November 14, 2006 — The inital batch of DIR EN GREY pre-sale tickets for their upcoming US tour sold out in less than 10 minutes. Some tickets still remain for a few shows.
November 13, 2006 — Chicago forward-thinking metal act, YAKUZA, has extended touring plans into December with a string of dates playing alongside the like-minded INTRONAUT. Already teaming up with INTRONAUT for a string of dates with MISERY INDEX and labelmates BURN IN SILENCE, YAKUZA will soldier on for another handful of dates, also meeting up with STRETCH ARM STRONG and VIVISECT along the way.
November 11, 2006 — DIR EN GREY will be returning this Winter for their first headlining tour in the U.S. The tour will kick off February 1st in Ft. Lauderdale, FL at the Revolution followed by an extensive 16 date run across the country.
November 11, 2006 — ENTOMBED were forced to drop off their upcoming US tour with DISMEMBER and GRAVE.Â Here’s a statement directly from the band: “Due to circumstances beyond our control, ENTOMBED sadly has had to postpone their upcoming USA West Coast trek.
November 5, 2006 — DESTRUCTION will be heading out once again in support of their latest album, Inventor of Evil with support from SADUS and MUNCIPAL WASTE. The band will also be supporting their upcoming release Thrash Anthems out in January, which showcases some killer re-recorded classics as well as new material.
November 1, 2006 — UK metal band, BIOMECHANICAL, have posted guitar tablature for their most recent album, Empires of the Worlds. All tabs for the album (except for the track “Sibelius”) are available here in Guitar Pro 5 format: http://www.
October 23, 2006 — Due to problems in acquiring proper transportation for SUFFOCATION’s upcoming trek with FEAR FACTORY, HYPOCRISY, and DECAPITATED as part of The Machines at War Tour, the band has been forced to fly to California without their equipment and merchandise for the start of the tour.
October 22, 2006 — The updated tour dates for the Candlelight II: Phoenix Rising tour featuring DARK FUNERAL, ENSLAVED and introducing ABIGAIL WILLIAMS have been announced. Tour dates: Jan 09 - Jaxx Nite Club, Springfield VA Jan 10 - BB King Blues Club, New York NY Jan 11 - Le Medley, Montreal QC Jan 12 - L’Imperial, Quebec City QC Jan 13 - Opera House, Toronto ON Jan 14 - Peabody’s, Cleveland OH Jan 15 - Pearl Room, Mokena IL Jan 16 - Station 4, St.
October 18, 2006 — Montreal’s ION DISSONANCE has found their new vocalist, in replacement of frontman Gabriel McCaughry, who left the band earlier this year. Kevin McCaughey (SHAOLIN, THE LAST FELONY), who was also DESPISED ICON’s session vocalist, has joined ranks.
October 15, 2006 — Sweden’s WITCHCRAFT will finally tour the US in support of their current album, Firewood, along with the US re-release of their self-titled debut album this fall.
October 15, 2006 — Los Angeles’ FEAR FACTORY will headline The Machines at War Tour this Fall with SUFFOCATION, HYPOCRISY, and DECAPITATED. The tour is set to kick off on October 26 in Orangevale, CA and conclude in early December in Las Vegas, NV.
October 15, 2006 — Chicag’’s prog-minded metal band, YAKUZA, have secured several more live appearances before the end of the year, including an October appearance supporting fellow Chicagoans PELICAN in Cleveland Heights, OH and a string of dates in November and December alongside MISERY INDEX, INTRONAUT and labelmates BURN IN SILENCE.
October 7, 2006 — 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.
October 7, 2006 — SEPULTURA will be heading out for their first U.S. tour in support of their latest album, Dante XXI, this November. Direct support will come from SWORN ENEMY with DIECAST and SUICIDE SILENCE opening the tour.
October 7, 2006 — SHADOWS FALL has announced plans for a major U.S. tour with KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. The Springfield, MA-based rock outfit-currently in the studio recording-will take part in a multi-band itinerary that also features 2 CENTS and BURY YOUR DEAD.
October 6, 2006 — KRISIUN’s new video for the song, “Vicious Wrath,” from their latest new album, AssasiNation, is available online here. In other news, the band is still on the road with SIX FEET UNDER, DECAPITATED, and ABYSMAL DAWN.
September 30, 2006 — Los Angeles murdercore band CREMATORIUM will embark on a two-week touring schedule supporting MISERY INDEX. The two bands will be joined up by BLESSING THE HOGS and FUCK THE FACTS along the way.
September 30, 2006 — Los Angeles’ INTRONAUT will be hitting the road hard once again in support of the newly released album, Void. This time around they will be in support of death-grind kings MISERY INDEX and the newly reformed SWARM OF THE LOTUS, but not before they do a few gigs with the eclectic KAYO DOT out west.
September 29, 2006 — Self-professed “fusion future metal” band MNEMIC have named their upcoming third studio album Passenger, which is scheduled for release in Europe on February 2nd and in North America on February 6th.
September 29, 2006 — THE HAUNTED and BELPHEGOR have been added to Glen Danzig’s Blackest of the Black tour featuring DANZIG and Italy’s LACUNA COIL. The 2006 edition of Blackest of the Black is tentatively a West Coast-only tour for two weeks in November.
September 26, 2006 — CONVERGE, who are nearing the end of their current tour with MASTODON, have announced the dates for their upcoming No Heroes US tour with MODERN LIFE IS WAR and SOME GIRLS.
September 26, 2006 — Due to overwhelming demand, LACUNA COIL will return to the U.S. this November as direct support to DANZIG as part of the next incarnation of his highly successful Blackest of The Black tour.
September 24, 2006 — France’s GOJIRA have been confirmed as support for CHILDREN OF BODOM’s upcoming North American tour, alongside AMON AMARTH and SANCTITY. The tour will cross the continent from late-November to mid-December and marks the first time GOJIRA will play live to North American audiences.
September 19, 2006 — SOULFLY bassist Bobby Burns will sit out the U.S. Dark Ages Tour with SOULFLY after suffering a stroke last Thursday. Although home at this time, Burns will need long rest for recovery.
September 14, 2006 — ARCH ENEMY made their triumphant return to the U.S. this past week on Gigantour sharing the main stage with such genre heavyweights as MEGADETH and OPETH.
September 12, 2006 — CONVERGE have added two headlining shows on off-dates of their current tour in support of MASTODON: 9/17 - St. Louis, MO @ Creepy Crawl 9/27 - Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction (w/ LIFE LONG TRAGEDY, THE MISTAKE)
September 2, 2006 — MASTODON’s new album, Blood Mountain, has been posted for streaming via their MySpace page.Â The follow-up to 2004’s successful Leviathan is scheduled for a September 12th release via Warner Bros.
September 1, 2006 — HATEBREED begins their Monsters of Mayhem Tour today in support of their new album, Supremacy. Special guests for the tour include THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, NAPALM DEATH, EXODUS, FIRST BLOOD, and DESPISED ICON.
August 25, 2006 — Former SEPULTURA drummer, Igor Cavalera, reunited with his brother and former bandmate, Max Cavalera, at a recent gig of Max’s SOULFLY band. The show, which took place on August 17th in Tempe, Arizona, was a memorial show for Dana Wells (D-Low), the step son of Max and son of Gloria Cavalera.
August 25, 2006 — CONVERGE’s new full-length album, No Heroes (cover art), is set to drop on October 24 via Epitaph Records. The follow-up to 2004’s You Fail Me is said to combine the “textural sonics of You Fail Me with the brutal assault of Jane Doe".
August 25, 2006 — Death metal stalwarts, DEICIDE, have announced a fall headlining tour with DESOLATION in support of their recently released new album, The Stench of Redemption.Â Here is the latest set of tour dates: Oct.
August 10, 2006 — ARCH ENEMY’s highly anticipated double disc DVD set, Live Apocalypse, is now available just in time for the group’s triumphant return to the U.S. on Gigantour this September.
August 9, 2006 — Pacific Northwest band AGALLOCH’s long-awaited and much-anticipated new album, Ashes Against the Grain (now available on The End Records), is now streaming on mp3.com. Check out the album in its entirety here.
August 9, 2006 — SICK OF IT ALL, one of the most influential bands in the history of hardcore, are ecstatic to unveil the details for their 20th Anniversary Show and the dates for their upcoming tour with THE WARRIORS, THE AUTUMN OFFERING and DEAD HEARTS.
July 26, 2006 — Santa Cruz, California’s eclectic and unclassifiable musical group, ESTRADASPHERE, has set September 19th, 2006 as the release date for their fourth album - and debut for The End Records - titled Palace of Mirrors.
July 16, 2006 — Blabbermouth.net has reported that no progress has been made to get EMPEROR guitarist, Samoth, the clearance to enter the US; therefore, he will not be joining the band for their final two shows in Los Angeles.
July 13, 2006 — According to Blabbermouth.net, EMPEROR guitarist Samoth will miss tonight’s performance at B.B. King’s Blues Club in New York due to problems getting clearance to enter the United States.