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TesseracT will return to North America for a healthy batch of tour dates slated for later this year. The band has tapped The Contortionist as main support along with Erra and Skyharbor.
"Five years ago we bundled ourselves in to a van and set off on our debut North American tour," says bassist Amos Williams. "It was not only our North American debut but also our first major tour, really."
Dates will kick off on November 2nd at the Theater for Living Arts in Philadelphia and run coast to coast making a few stops in Canada before wrapping things up at Irving Plaza in New York City on December 7th. Tickets will go on sale Friday, August 21 at 10:00 local time.
"We're beyond excited to announce that we're touring with TesseracT," says The Contortionist vocalist Mike Lessard. "They're a band we've always wanted to tour with, so it will be nice to share the road with them finally. This tour is a must see for any progressive fan!"
Williams comments again on that first North American run, where the band originally supported Devin Townsend, "We were lucky enough to be supporting the incredible DTP, from whom we learned how to project and perform. It was an experience that none of us will ever forget. Everything about it was intense, from the traveling in a tiny van, or squeezing the whole band into a single Motel 6 room, through to the stunning crowds, and wonderful friends we made. So, a little over 5 years later it is an awesome feeling to return to the US and Canada to headline a tour with that same line up that traveled all the miles, and worked so hard to get TesseracT to where it is today." More...
Fit For A King will be joining the Frozen Flame tour with August Burns Red, Miss May I, Northlane, and Erra, presented by Rockstar Energy Drink. Dates are as follows:
1/22 - Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
1/23 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
1/24 - Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
1/25 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
1/27 - Quebec, QC @ Imperial De Quebec
1/28 - Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
1/29 - Ottawa, ON @ Bronson Centre
1/30 - Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Theatre
1/31 - London, ON @ London Music Hall
2/1 - Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew's Hall
2/3 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
2/4 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's
2/5 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
2/6 - Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
2/7 - Lawrence, KS @ The Granada
2/9 - Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
2/10 - Murray, UT @ Murray Theater
2/12 - Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
2/13 - Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Ballroom
2/14 - Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
2/15 - Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
2/16 - Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
2/17 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
2/19 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
2/20 - Pomona, CA @ The Glasshouse
2/21 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
2/22 - Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theatre
2/24 - San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
2/25 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
2/26 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues
2/27 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
2/28 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
3/2 - Lake Buena Visa, FL @ House of Blues
3/3 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
3/4 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
3/5 - Charlotte, NC @ Amos' Southend
3/6 - Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
3/7 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
3/8 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts More...
Erra releases new EP "Moments Of Clarity" today via Sumerian Records on iTunes and Google Play. Limited physical copies are also available exclusively through Killer Merch. The track listing is:
3. Lights City
4. Our Translucent Forever
5. Moments of Clarity
Watch the video for the new track "Warrior" below.
You can catch Erra on the "Frozen Flame Tour" Featuring August Burns Red, Miss May I, & Northlane Jan-Mar 2015. More...
Miss May I is pleased to announce the band's upcoming direct support run with headliners August Burns Red and supporting bands Northlane and Erra on the Rockstar Energy Drink "Frozen Flame" tour.
The trek kicks off on January 22nd in Baltimore, MD and runs for nearly a month and a half before coming to an end in Philadelphia, PA on March 8th. Tickets go on sale on Friday the 31st at 10:00 AM local time. See all tour dates below.
In a band statement, Miss May I says, “We're beyond excited to being on this tour. We've been fans of August Burns Red for years and have been waiting to finally have a chance to tour together, so we cannot wait to get on the road with them! Catch us on our longest American venue tour in two years!”
See the band live on these dates:
Headline dates w/ Affiance
10/21 Little Rock, AR @ Juanitas
10/23 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
10/24 Phoenix, AZ @ Joe's Grotto
10/25 San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Ampitheatre – KNOTFEST
10/26 Yuma, AZ @ Jefe's Venue
10/27 El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
10/28 Roswell, NM @ The Unity Center
10/29 Lubbock, TX @ Jake's
10/30 Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory
10/31 St Louis, MO @ Fubar More...
We may be the Metalunderground.com Official Podcast - the operative word being “metal” - but that doesn't mean we’re above shamelessly promoting some “FedoraCore” when it suits our interests.
That’s right, boys and girls: this week we’re launching another ticket giveaway for Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale, FL. In addition to The Black Dahlia Murder, Suicide Silence and friends on Monday, October 13th, we invite you to check out Attila, Crown The Empire, and Like Moths To Flames on Friday, November 14th.
If interested, submit an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with one (or both) of the headlining bands in the subject heading, and your full name matching your ID in the email body. Listen in with bated breath as co-host Kevin Perez (n0thinghead) fills in the rest of the details.
Next, co-host Mike Smith (OverkillExposure) offers a gushing sneak-peek reaction to one of the year’s most anticipated metal albums: “The Singularity (Phase I - Neohumanity)” by Swedish death-prog powerhouse Scar Symmetry. He’s convinced it will monopolize many a year-end favorites list, and urges fans (Kevin included) who may have lost interest after the loss of former superhuman vocalist Christian Alvestam to reconsider. The latter incarnation of Scar Symmetry has truly come into its own. The first of a planned concept trilogy, “Neohumanity” drops in North America on Tuesday, October 14th.
Finally, in another round of his “Miami Metalhead Problems” saga, Kevin relates an epic personal concert misadventure involving the bands Erra and Reflections. We’ve all had them, we’ve all struggled and bled to make it to see our favorite bands, and every now and then, something unique and memorable occurs along the way that we wouldn’t have traded for all the well-timed, well-organized shows in the world.
Born Of Osiris will cap off 2014 with a North American headlining tour alongside Thy Art Is Murder, Betraying The Martyrs, Within The Ruins, and Erra in the support slots.
The trek kicks off on October 10th and wraps up November 8th, with full details available below. Born Of Osiris' Lee McKinney (guitars) states:
"We're all crazy excited about this upcoming headliner. This tour will wrap up the Tomorrow We Die Alive album cycle, which has been by far our most successful yet. Born Of Osiris fans can expect the longest and most diverse set we've played on any U.S. tour.
"The package is wild as well! We're stoked to bring our new friends Thy Art is Murder over for direct support. They are insane heavy and very fun to listen to. Betraying the Martyrs is an epic band and have been our long time friends. We couldn't be happier to have them with us again. Also, coming along is Within the Ruins and Erra, to round off what I think is gonna be quite an awesome evening of heavy ass music. We look forward to seeing you all again this fall and don't miss out." More...
Alabama outfit Erra has checked in with the following announcement about parting ways with the band's vocalist:
"It has been rumored in the last few months that our frontman Garrison was leaving the band. Those rumors were actually true. Garrison had a great job opportunity come up back in March.
"We could tell for a while that his heart wasn't in it like it used to be, so we all talked about it and mutually decided that it was the right thing to do. There was no bad blood or tension in this conversation. As a matter of fact, he did 2 more tours with us after that conversation until we were able to find the right guy to fill the new vocalist spot (the Veil of Maya & Texas in July tours)
"So now that you're up to speed on the sad news, the good news is that we just finished recording a new EP with our new vocalist, Ian Eubanks.
"Ian has been one of our best friends from Birmingham for years now, and we hope that you trust us when we say that there is absolutely no one more qualified to fill the spot as our vocalist as Ian is. We've heard the new mixes and are extremely confident that Erra fans will be completely satisfied and accepting of this new addition to the band... (no seriously, you'll love it haha). More...
This Summer, Glass Cloud and Scale The Summit will co-headline a North American tour, with support from Erra, Reflections, and Monuments.
The tour, presented by MerchNOW, will kick off in Glass Cloud's home state of Virginia on July 15th at The Empire. Tickets for the tour will go on sale this Friday, May 30th.
Glass Cloud is currently touring in support of the five-song EP, "Perfect War Forever." See the band live: More...
This Spring, Texas In July will head out on a U.S. headline tour with support from Structures, Erra (4/22-4/27), Myka, Relocate (4/29-5/10), and Elitist.
The trek will follow the band's recently announced Canadian tour, supporting Unearth and Winds of Plague, and aperformances at the 2014 New England Metal and Hardcore Fest.
Vocalist JT Cavey, who performed with Texas In July on a run with The Devil Wears Prada and on the Vans Warped Tour this past summer, was just recently announced as an official member of Texas In July. The band’s announcement and introduction to Cavey can be found below. Texas In July’s new album will be out later this year on Equal Vision Records.
“Going into this next run with JT being officially announced is extremely exciting. It's something that has been long awaited on our end, as well as our fans. We now have the opportunity to really share the new and improved TIJ, and what a better way than touring all throughout Canada and the US,” shares bassist Texas In July Ben Witkowski. “We’re really looking forward to meeting and talking with fans along the road about our recent changes! April can’t come any sooner!”
Cavey adds, "It is impossible to express my excitement to begin this tour through words, so I will channel my passion, as I have before, through my performances. I know we, as a band, have been longing to show old and new fans what the new Texas In July line-up is all about. We want to leave every pair of eyes and ears with a whole new intensity and fulfillment that you have never experienced from us before." More...
As the mammoth lineup of audio obliteration continues to expand, the organizers of the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival are pleased to bring Massachusetts metalcore merchants/NEM&HF alumni, Unearth, as well as German psychedelic space rock perpetrators, Kadavar, to the stages!
Additionally, the sorcerers behind the NEM&HF are eager to officially welcome the first annual Best In Brutality Tour to its maniacal three-day ambush. The punishing five-band tour package will level Worcester on Thursday, April 17th and features the co-headlining assault of esteemed deathcore brutalizers, Oceano, and legendary death metal titans, Broken Hope, alongside the combined sonic destruction of Fallujah, Rivers Of Nihil, and Kublai Khan.
Celebrating its sixteenth anniversary, the iconic New England Metal & Hardcore Festival will commence on April 17th and run through April 19th. The currently announced lineup is as follows: More...
This coming November, Erra will be on the "PredaTOUR" alongside Ice Nine Kills, Famous Last Words, Sirens & Sailors, and Chasing Safety. Dates for the trek are as follows:
FRI - 11/01 Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall (Club)
SAT - 11/02 Lemoyne, PA @ The Champ
SUN - 11/03 Pittsburgh, PA @ Gator's
MON - 11/04 Detroit, MI @ Crofoot (Pike Room)
TUE - 11/05 Joliet, IL @ Mojoe's
THU - 11/07 Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom
FRI - 11/08 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
SAT - 11/09 Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog
SUN - 11/10 Dallas, TX @ Sons Of Hermann Hall
MON - 11/11 Houston, TX @ Walters
TUE - 11/12 Douglasville, GA @ The Seven Venue
WED - 11/13 Virginia Beach, VA @ Shakas
THU - 11/14 Allentown, PA @ Croc Roc
FRI - 11/15 Stanhope, NJ @ Stanhope House
SAT - 11/16 New York, NY @ Santos Party House
SUN - 11/17 Hartford, CT @ Webster's Underground More...
Reflections has announced new tour dates with Erra in support of the "Exi(s)t" album, due out October 22nd, 2013. Details are available below.
Produced by Eyal Levi at Audiohammer Studios, this is the band's follow up to last year's "The Fantasy Effect." You can check out the song "My Cancer" below, and vocalist Jake Foster comments: "We aren't writing music as a gimmick. We write music to express our struggles and triumphs to try and let people know that they are not alone. We couldn't be more excited for everyone to hear the new song. Hopefully everyone enjoys the new album."
10/19/13 - Minneapolis, MN - The Garage (CD Release Show)
10/20/13 - Lawrence, KS - The Bottleneck
10/22/13 - Austin, TX - The Dirty Dog Bar
10/23/13 - Tyler, TX - Crossroads
10/24/13 - Tupelo, MS - Goodtime Charlies
10/25/13 - Birmingham, AL - The Forge
10/26/13 - Douglasville, GA - The 7 Venue
10/27/13 - Cleveland, TN - The Warehouse
10/29/13 - Indianapolis, IN - Emerson Theater
10/30/13 - Columbus, OH - Kobo Live More...
Erra has posted a teaser clip online featuring music to appear on an upcoming new album, which can be found below. The band also comments:
"The new album is near its finished mix and you can all look forward to it at the end of this summer! Have you guys checked out this little teaser clip yet?"
Alabama based group Erra has posted the following announcement online about gearing up to record a new album:
"This Saturday we begin production on our brand new full-length album. We will be slaving away in the studio for 5 weeks. We are doing this album with Brian Hood at 456 Recordings, the same engineer that we did 'Impulse' with.
"We are so proud of these songs, and have so much faith in what they are going to do to further push us along in our musical career. Hearing them come to life in the studio will truly be an emotional experience, and one that we want to share with all of you through plenty of studio update videos and commentary regarding the album.
"We love you all and are forever appreciative of how much you guys inspire us to be better musicians and better people. This album is for us. You are part of that 'us.'"
You can also still buy the band's previous "Impulse" album over at iTunes here.
Promoter MassConcerts detailed the 2013 edition of the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival's annual event at The Palladium in Worcester, Mass. The three day festival commences on Friday April 19, 2013, with a kick off event on Thursday, April 18th. The press release reads as follows:
"For the 2013 installment, the NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL will once again overthrow the historic venue, The Palladium, in Worcester, Massachusetts, this year marking the 15th anniversary of the iconic weekend-long gathering! The festivities will commence with a pre-party on April 18th, 2013 and the three official days of the fest following on the 19th, 20th, and 21st.
"Commented the festival’s founder Scott Lee of MassConcerts: 'I am excited with how far we have come and am ecstatic for this to be on our 15th year! It has been a long, interesting journey. We always try to make it a memorable event and we really hope you all enjoy the festival this year.'
"With more than forty acts from all realms of the extreme music world already set to storm the two stages of NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL XV -- and with many more to be announced in the coming weeks -- the confirmed headliners for the event will include Hatebreed, Opeth and Suicidal Tendencies, as well as legendary thrash titans Anthrax performing their Among The Living album in its entirety, as part of their headlining spot on the Metal Alliance Tour.
"View the full list of bands set to confirm this year below. Tickets for the event will go on sale next Wednesday, January 16th."
The lineup includes: More...
Alabama act Erra has posted the following message online about parting ways with the band's bassist Adam Hicks:
"Just to fill everyone in: Our bassist Adam quit the band Sunday. It wasn't over any kind of personal vendetta or turmoil. He just felt that his place wasn't with the band anymore and has decided to go to college full time.
"We're all bummed as you can imagine, but we would never hold him back from a decision like that. He will still be playing with us until we find a fill-in, and will still be working with us in the studio in February.
"We ask that you please DO NOT post any kind of tryout submissions to our wall. We are undecided about how we will go about finding a replacement and until we decide whether or not we want to organize tryouts, we ask that you please do not send them to us.
"With this sad news in mind, acknowledge that the next step from here is to continue moving forward. No matter what the struggle, this band is not over until we're either satisfied with our progress or dead.
"I can tell you that we are definitely not satisfied yet. There are so many things left for us to accomplish, and we aren't stopping until we accomplish those things. We love you all, Adam loves you all, and we look forward to giving you a new record in 2013 that we are confident will not disappoint."
According to Michael Caine's character in the film, "The Dark Knight," some men just want to watch the world burn. In the world of heavy metal, that's kind of a cool line. Actually, that's a really cool line. It's not even that far from the truth for some bands. Some bands like to express their disenchantment with the world and how they'd like to snuff it out like a cigarette butt. Others like to reflect the world in their music, showing it for what it is without passing judgment. Some bands take it one step further and command that we change the world. Impending Doom is not one of them.
On the evening of July 6th, Impending Doom brought back to Nashville's Rocketown a different message: Change yourself. Disregard the world, because it will fail you. Some bands just want to tell you that the world will burn and you shouldn't be part of it. As it turns out, during my interview with vocalist Brook Reeves and some of the band before the show, Impending Doom is about as literal about that as can be. They were joined by fellow bands Within The Ruins, Erra, The Plot In You, and To Each His Own. More...
Impending Doom has announced a fresh batch of tour dates this summer. Kicking off on July 5th in Little Rock, dates will run along the south and south west. Support duties come from Within the Ruins, Molotov Solution, Erra, and To Each His Own.
Impending Doom just finished a run supporting Devildriver and Job For A Cowboy on the Metal Alliance tour. The band will head out on select dates of this summer's Van's Warped Tour and then finish out the summer on the Scream It Like You Mean It tour supporting The Acacia Strain.
Erra will be joining As Hell Retreats for an upcoming run of U.S. live shows, and a teaser trailer for the tour has now been posted online. Check out the clip below.
Dates are as follows:
March 9th- City Church Savannah- Savannah, Georgia
March 10th- The Berkeley Cafe- Raleigh, North Carolina
March 11th- Shaka's- Virginia Beach, Virginia
March 12th- The Hideaway- Johnson City, Tennessee
March 13th- Championship- Lancaster, Pennsylvania
March 14th- MACC- Annapolis, Maryland
March 15th- The Flood Venue- Somerset, Pennsylvania
March 16th- The Refuge- Elkhart, Indiana
March 17th- The Broad Ripple- Fort Wayne, Indiana
March 18th- The Next Space- Kansas City, Kansas
March 19th- The Scene-ary- Wichita, Kansas
March 21st- Tomcats- Fort Worth, Texas
March 23rd- Gallery 13- Columbus, Georgia
March 24th- Murray Hill Theatre- Jacksonville, Florida
Alabama act Erra has posted a lyric video online for the song "White Noise," which is off the new "Impulse" album. The clip is available below. To hear more of the album, you can also check out the "Seven" track here. A studio update video from the album's recording process is also available after the jump.
The "Impulse" track listing is as follows:
1. White Noise
2. Pattern Interrupt
8. Obscure Words
10. Render the Void More...