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Cradle Of Filth Arrives In The U.S.

The start of Cradle Of Filth's tour with Ne Obliviscaris and Butcher Babies was postponed due to visa issues, but today the band finally arrives and the tour kicks off with all remaining dates to go ahead as planned. The Filth comments:

"United States. We have arrived in Charlotte! And already we have been to a super Walmart star destroyer!

"The nine hour flight over was supplemented by copious amounts of wine and current movies and the bus (once customs was finally cleared) was found to be very much to our liking. Dark green as opposed to the bright yellow of the European tour, and cozy enough. Masses of pictures to follow...

"Today we play The Filmore in Charlotte. Support comes from Wallaby rockstars Ne Obliviscaris and of course, the Butcher Babies. See you down the front!" More...

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Cradle Of Filth To Resume Tour On January 31st

Cradle Of Filth's tour with Butcher Babies and Ne Obliviscaris was recently postponed due to visa problems, but now the band is officially in transit to the States, with the trek to resume on January 31st.

Ne Obliviscaris fans can still catch that band live this week though, as several headlining shows were lined up in place of the cancelled tour dates while waiting for Cradle's arrival.

Cradle Of Filth has now checked in with the following update:

"CRADLE OF FILTH ARE ON THEIR WAY TO SEE ALL THEIR US FANS!! The band will be flying out Saturday to begin the tour in Charlotte Sun 31st Jan.

"We would like once again apologize to everyone who were intending to see the band at the four cancelled shows this week in the U.S. The cancellation, ironically, was mainly down to the slow return of Dani's visa from the American Embassy in London, rather than the brutal weather. Dani has now received his visa after an agonizing wait.

"We're utterly utterly sorry for the cancellations, but it has been something that has been totally out of the band's hands. We can only hope that the rest of the tour will be as amazing as planned. Thanks once again for your understanding and see you out on the road!" More...

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Ne Obliviscaris / Cradle Of Filth Tour Postponed

Update: Ne Obliviscaris has now lined up several headlining shows to replace the cancelled starting dates of the tour. Full info available here.

The impending Ne Obliviscaris / Cradle Of Filth / Butcher Babies tour will be kicking off later than expected due to (what else?) visa issues. Ne Obliviscaris had this to say about the situation:

"Unfortunately we have received news that the first 4 shows of our tour - Philadelphia, Boston, Baltimore and Raleigh - have been cancelled this week due to a delay in Cradle of Filth's U.S. visas.

"We personally have already landed in LA on our way to Philadelphia tonight and are shattered that we can't play to our fans in these cities... From what we understand, it is expected that this situation will be resolved in the next couple of days so that the rest of the tour goes ahead starting in Charlotte on Jan 31.

"We are so sorry to our fans in these cities who I know will be just as disappointed as we are. We are looking into options at present for any shows in the Pennsylvania tri-state and Mid-Atlantic areas in the meantime in case it's possible to get a show happening on such extremely short notice, and will keep you guys updated as soon as there is more news on our end. Either way, we are here in America, with our Visa's in hand, staying positive and ready to play for you all." More...

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Butcher Babies Supporting Cradle Of Filth

Following a huge year in 2015, which saw the band release sophomore album, "Take It Like A Man," Butcher Babies will start 2016 as direct support to the metal titans Cradle Of Filth on the "Inquisitional Torture" tour. Rounding out the lineup is Australian progressive metal outfit Ne Obliviscaris.

Speaking about the upcoming run in North America, Heidi Shepherd (vocals) comments: "Touring with Cradle of Filth is a dream come true for me. Dani’s vocal are a huge inspiration for some of my vocal techniques. As for Butcher Babies, we are re-vamping our show to bring fans a whole new BB experience for 2016. Diving into another year of touring, we are excited to present another evolution of the band."

Carla Harvey (vocals) adds, "There has been overwhelmingly positive fan feedback and anticipation for this upcoming run with Cradle of Filth! We are so excited to be touring with such a legendary black metal band...horns up!"

Latest Butcher Babies album, "Take It Like A Man," was released on August 21st, 2015 via Century Media Records. More...

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Ne Obliviscaris Announces North American Tour

Ne Obliviscaris just announced a long-awaited North American tour so fans can experience the avant-garde metal mayhem stateside!

The 2016 "Inquisitional Tourture" run begins on January 26 in Philadelphia, PA and sees the band supporting Cradle Of Filth and Butcher Babies across the U.S. and Canada. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

Ne Obliviscaris is touring in support of acclaimed latest album "Citadel" (reviewed here). The band is already on a European tour - also with Cradle of Filth - that will run through December 3, 2015. Full upcoming Ne Obliviscaris tour dates are available below. More...

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Butcher Babies Posts "Igniter" Video

The Butcher Babies are back with their new, full-length offering, "Take It Like a Man," and the official video for "Igniter" also comes online today - check it out below.

New offering "Take It Like a Man" was recorded in the Hollywood Hills with producer Logan Mader. Butcher Babies will support the album by joining Amaranthe across North America for a new tour starting October 29, 2016.

Heidi Shepherd (vocals) states: "We've all been in that different state of consciousness where rage over takes over your body and mind. ‘Igniter' is about these emotions and about that last straw that breaks you. We were so lucky as to film this video during our live performance at The Download Festival, Metal Hammer Boat and The Metal Hammer Golden God Awards. As it shows our intense live energy on the stage, it also shows our goofy off stage personalities.”

Carla Harvey further adds: “'Igniter' is a song about the anger and frustration that we can let consume and even destroy us at times. When we first started butcher babies, I was in a much darker place and often let that rage overtake me, but after 6 years of having a healthy outlet for those feelings through our music, I'm a completely different person. I love that the video for igniter, shot while we toured the UK this summer, shows a juxtaposition of on stage rage and our off stage fun personalities. It speaks volumes to the release that music provides not only for the listener, but the creators." More...

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Amaranthe Announces North American Tour

Amaranthe will make a triumphant return to North America this fall for a new headline tour. This marks the second time the band has toured through the U.S. and Canada in 2015, having previously performed alongside Santa Cruz.

The tour starts October 29 in Atlanta and runs through November 29 in San Jose. Butcher Babies will provide direct support, while Lullwater will open the show.

Tickets go on sale tomorrow Friday, September 4. Catch the band on the "Massive Collision" tour supporting the "Massive Addictive" album (reviewed here) on these upcoming dates: More...

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Butcher Babies Posts Full Album Performance Videos

Those Butcher Babies have returned with their most abrasive and aggressive offering yet: "Take It Like a Man." The Century Media Records album was recorded in the Hollywood Hills with producer Logan Mader (Five Finger Death Punch, Gojira) and is out everywhere today.

In place of a standard album stream, the band went and shot 11 music videos, back to back to back: one performance video for each track. Now instead of boring static images or just audio, they have added a visual competent that gives fans and new listeners a peek into the style, sounds and performance chops. Check it out below.

“We all come from different places and backgrounds, but every member of this band had to fight to be the person he or she is today,” affirms co-vocalist Carla Harvey. “That’s the whole basis for the record. It’s not a gender thing. It’s the inner strength you have to find in order to pull your boots up and keep moving forward, whatever the situation may be.” More...

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GWAR Gears Up For North American Tour

The 6th Annual GWAR B-Q was held this weekend in Richmond, Virginia and the Bohabs lucky enough to survive the event are in agreement; this was the best GWAR B-Q ever! Fans from across the globe made their way to Hadad's Lake in Richmond to celebrate the 30th birthday of the intergalactic shock rock giants.

Riding high on the momentum from The GWAR B-Q, your intergalactic overlords are set to hit the road next week. The tour begins August 25 in Millvale, PA and ends September 19 in Toronto. Support on the tour will come from Butcher Babies and label-mates Battlecross, and this run will see the band playing all three Riot Fest dates (Denver, Chicago, Toronto) and the Befuddled Fest in New Albany, IL.

Following an appearance at the final Riot Fest in Toronto, GWAR will return to arctic slumber for less than a month before finishing the desecration of the North American continent. This time, the band will be joined by Born of Osiris and once again Battlecross. This leg of the tour kicks off October 7 in Cincinnati, OH and wraps up November 28 in Orlando, FL. For the Canadian dates on the tour direct support will come from Cryptopsy. More dates will be added in the coming weeks, so don't worry if your intergalactic rock gods have yet to announce a date in your town. More...

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Butcher Babies Wants More Of Your Hate

Butcher Babies gets a lot of hate on Metalunderground (and about any other metal site it seems like), but according to front woman Heidi Shepherd, that hate is what they want and it just propels the band on farther (this may make quality the band members for Sith status - discuss below).

During an interview at this year's Download Festival in Donington Park, Heidi spoke with Heavy Metal Artwork, in which she said:

"The naysayers are the ones that push me the hardest... I had this teacher in junior high that told my mom that I would never be successful at something. Like, what a jerk! And so I was, like, 'Yeah. Fuck that!' And I so I got great grades.... People who tell me 'no,' I'm going to do it. So thank you to the naysayers."

You can watch the full interview below. If you want to know what Butcher Babies brings to the live stage, check out the band's entire Hellfest performance right here, or you can see the recent music video for "Monsters Ball" at this location. More...

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Butcher Babies New Music Video Posted

Butcher Babies premieres its new music video "Monsters Ball", which was produced by director Dan Dobi (Paramore, Set Your Goals).

Check it out below.

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Graspop Metal Meeting: Day One

The Graspop Metal Meeting festival, held annually in the small Belgian town of Dessel, has become one of the highlights of the metal calendar, along with such festivals as Wacken Open Air and Hellfest and this year, the event proved how successful it is by celebrating it's twentieth edition. It was certainly a special way to mark the occassion, booking a number of bands who had never played the festival before but who fans had been clamouring to see. It has always traditionally catered to head bangers of all ages, bringing in bands from the early days of metal to the stars of today, as well as up and comers. Before we go any further, it should be noted that due to scheduling conflicts, some big names either will not be covered in this review, or only mentioned briefly, so don't be disappointed if your favourite band doesn't get the treatment you want, if at all. So, with all that said, just how good can a metal festival in the Flemish region be? Read on, MacDuff.

Arriving on the Thursday, the camp site seemed to be smoother than ever to get in to than previous years. Whether this is because the staff have further improved the planning of the grounds, metal heads have become friendlier over the past four years, or because I've been put on medication since my last visit, we'll never know. Anyway, the general atmosphere at Graspop was, as per usual, a very relaxed one, with people from all over the world coming to listen to and celebrate the music they love so dearly. There are some bands performing on this day too, mostly cover acts such as The Art of Pantera and Diolegacy. It's a good way to get introduced to the festival grounds, get some tokens (imagine Disney money but with skulls on,) and familiarise yourself with the stages, food stalls and the cafe, which is more of a pub with Warlock on full blast.

On to the most important thing however, the music. Kicking off the main stage, or rather, the second main stage as the festival now has two, was hard rock supergroup, The Dead Daisies. The band features a collective of solid names such as Marco Mendoza, Dizzy Reed and former Motley Crue vocalist, John Corabi. Looking at the bands on the members resume such as Guns N Roses, Thin Lizzy and Whitesnake, their good time, hard rocking sound was pretty much what one would expect. This does not, however, stop them from doing their job of getting people on their feet, putting smiles on faces and generally bringing a great vibe to the event that is so vital in making sure a festival gets off to a good start. They're not just a party act either, they've got some genuinly good songs and a number of people seemed to be a little surprised how much they enjoyed the set. Bottom line: If you want to party like it's 1985, go see the Dead Daisies. You'll be glad you did. More...

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Butcher Babies' Entire Hellfest Concert Posted

Fan-filmed live video footage of Butcher Babies' entire Hellfest performance, which took place last Saturday, June 20th in Clisson, France is streaming below.

Check it out now.

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Louder Than Life Announces 2015 Details

Louder Than Life returns to Champions Park near downtown Louisville October 3rd & 4th, 2015 for the second annual celebration of the region’s culture and cuisine, once again featuring award-winning bourbons and spirits, Gourmet Man Food, and a powerful music lineup.

The music lineup includes Rob Zombie, ZZ Top, Godsmack, Shinedown, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, Breaking Benjamin, 3 Doors Down, Bring Me The Horizon, and many more.

Discounted tickets, VIP, hotel and camping packages for Louder Than Life are available today through Friday, June 26 at 11:59 AM ET at this location.

Louder Than Life is expanding in 2015 by adding another stage. This year’s bands will perform on four stages, while attendees will enjoy bourbon exhibitions and sampling, along with more than 70 food and beverage vendors that will help celebrate the bourbon culture and culinary heritage of this unique American city. The band lineup is as follows:

Rob Zombie, ZZ Top, Godsmack, Shinedown, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, Breaking Benjamin, 3 Doors Down, Bring Me The Horizon, Seether, Chevelle, Collective Soul, Of Mice & Men, Black Stone Cherry, Hollywood Undead, Atreyu, Sevendust, Skid Row, Kentucky Headhunters, Tremonti, Hinder, Issues, We Came As Romans, Saint Asonia, Nothing More, 10 Years, Butcher Babies, Starset, We Are Harlot, Beartooth, Turbowolf, The Temperance Movement, Marmozets, Art of Dying, Aranda, Glorious Sons, Dorothy, Like A Storm, Kill It Kid, All Them Witches, Whiskey Myers, Jelly Roll, Red Sun Rising, Goodbye June, Raveneye, Cilver, Romantic Rebel.

ZZ Top’s Billy F. Gibbons says, “We’re amping up about making the show at Louisville’s Louder Than Life. It’s a win/win/win with rockin' and rollin,' terrific cuisine, and downright downable drinks. Even while performing we'll make way to check it out.” More...

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Butcher Babies Premieres New Song "Monsters Ball"

Los Angeles-based metallers Butcher Babies are streaming a brand new song titled "Monsters Ball" taken from the sophomore album "Take It Like A Man", which is scheduled for release on August 21 via Century Media Records.

Check out now "Monsters Ball" below.

Surprise Surprise! We're thrilled to finally release our brand new song #MonstersBall! Keep your eyes peeled for pre-order bundles and a new music video coming soon!

Posted by Butcher Babies on Wednesday, June 10, 2015

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Rocklahoma Prices Going Up

Ticket prices will increase for Rocklahoma this Sunday at Noon CST. Weekend GA tickets will increase to $189*, Weekend GA 4-Pack to $599* and Single Days will increase to $85*. Buy your tickets now to save money. *plus fees

Online sales for camping will cease at 11:59am on Sunday – camping spots will be available to purchase onsite, upon arrival. Advance online ticket sales will end at 11:59pm on Thursday, May 22. Weekend and Single Day GA tickets will be available onsite starting Friday.

Rocklahoma is located just 45 minutes northeast of Tulsa, in Pryor, OK at the “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds. The band performance times have also been announced for this year's Rocklahoma taking place May 22nd, 23rd, and 24th. Details are as follows: More...

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GWAR Announces 30th Anniversary Tour

Thirty years have passed since GWAR awoke from the prison of Antarctic slumber in 1985. Since that time, the band has used broadswords and guitars to shape the music and culture of mankind.

30 years later, the world sucks more than it ever has, and humans have GWAR to thank! Three decades of bloodlust, throttling the life from humanity, and perverting the human imagination have left no doubt that GWAR rules supreme!

What better way to celebrate this momentous occasion than with a spectacular victory lap bringing death and depravity to cities across America? GWAR's "30 Years of Total Domination Tour" is a celebration of unimaginable torment. Expect more blood and bodily fluids than ever before as your Lords and Masters take on the newest threat to their very existence - the Internet! That's right, GWAR is going to kick the Internet's ass; if they can ever stop jerking off to porn long enough to find it.

Pustulus is none too pleased about the situation, having this to say while "taking 5" from his weekly schedule of drawing dicks on bible pages: "I've survived prisons, gulags, religious protests, surfing a crucial wave on D-Day, and even an ISIS spaghetti dinner, so this is nothing. Bring it on! GWAR is coming! Where is Baltimore?"

Support on the tour will come from Butcher Babies and Battlecross. Dates are as follows: More...

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Carolina Rebellion Performance Times Revealed

A limited number of tickets for the Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion festival are still available for purchase at this location, with the fest set to take place from May 1st - May 3rd. The full lineup and performance times have also been announced and will be as follows:

Friday, May 1 — Friday Night Campground Party (for those with hotel and camping packages)

Jägermeister Stage

7:30 PM 21st Century Goliath
8:40 PM Failure Anthem
9:50 PM Brown Sabbath

Saturday, May 2 Doors open at 11am

Monster Energy Rebellion Stage

12:30 PM We Are Harlot
2:00 PM Of Mice & Men
4:00 PM Hollywood Undead
6:10 PM Papa Roach
7:40 PM Sammy Hagar & The Circle
9:50 PM Korn More...

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Butcher Babies Wraps Up Work On Album

Butcher Babies just completed work on a sophomore full-length album with producer Logan Mader (Five Finger Death Punch, Gojira). The new offering is set for a Fall release through Century Media Records.

The band will also join up with In This Moment on April 18th in Montclair, NJ for a massive, five week North American tour with Upon A Burning Body and The Nearly Deads, which will be preceded by a slew of dates alongside Upon A Burning Body. See below for all dates.

Heidi Shepherd (vocals) states: "This upcoming tour is really special to us. Not only do we get to see so many of our friends that we have accumulated around the country through our music, but it’s also our first chance to play some songs off of the new album. Our fans have been so patient waiting for new music. In true Butcher Babies fashion we never do anything half-assed, so it took a little while. Playing these songs on this tour will be a little treat for our dedicated fan base. Also, to be back out with In This Moment is a huge honor. They have been so supportive of us and they put on an incredible live show.

"To all the Butcher Babies fans old and new, you’ve inspired us so much throughout the years. After every show, we do a free meet and greet at our merch booth. Be sure to come stop by and say hello. We would be honored to meet you."

Carla Harvey (vocals) further adds: "It is crazy to think that this will be our ninth big national tour since our first big tour in mid 2012. We feel like old road dogs now as we recognize all the truck stop showers and coffee shops all across the states. However, the best thing about touring is seeing all the familiar faces in the crowd. Our fans have become dear friends over the last few years and every night feels like a family reunion at our after show merch booth meet and greets."

Henry Flury (guitars) says: “Every time we pass through a city we see more and more faces screaming along to the lyrics to our songs. You guys have no idea how that makes us feel. Now we have a few new face melting surprises in store for you guys and we can't wait to see you sweat it out with us in the pit!" More...

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Butcher Babies Kicking Off North American Tour

After completing a headlining North American tour this past Fall, Los Angeles breakthrough metal act Butcher Babies is now heading back on the road again, this time with Black Label Society and Hatebreed. See below for all upcoming dates.

Butcher Babies also just completed recording for the follow-up to the band's debut full-length, "Goliath." Due out summer 2015, this currently untitled album was produced by Logan Mader.

12/27/2014--Studio Seven--Seattle, WA
12/28/2014--Knitting Factory Concert--House Spokane, WA
12/29/2014--Commodore Ballroom--Vancouver, BC
12/30/2014--Kelowna Community Theatre--Kelowna, BC
12/31/2014--Flames Central--Calgary, AB
1/2/2015--Shaw Conference Centre--Edmonton, AB
1/3/2015--Convention Hall--Arts Centre--Regina, SK
1/4/2015--Burton Cummins Theatre--Winnipeg, MB
1/5/2015--The Community Auditorium--Thunder Bay, ON
1/7/2015--London Music Hall--London, ON
1/8/2015--Kool Haus--Toronto, ON
1/9/2015--Metroplis--Montreal, QC
1/10/2015--F Shed At The Market--Syracuse, NY
1/12/2015--Reverb--Reading, PA
1/13/2015--State Theatre--Portland, ME
1/14/2015--Webster Theater--Hartford, CT
1/16/2015--Royal Oak Music Theater--Royal Oak, MI
1/17/2015--The LC Pavillion--Columbus, OH
1/18/2015--The Fillmore Charlotte--Charlotte, NC
1/20/2015--Diamond Ballroom--Oklahoma City, OK
1/21/2015--Arvest Bank Theatre At The Midland--Kansas City, MO
1/22/2015--Sokol Auditorium--Omaha, NE

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