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New Bands Announced For 70000 Tons Of Metal

The annual 70000 Tons of Metal Cruise has resumed announcing bands for the 2014 installment, the latest of which is: Satyricon, The Haunted and Cripper. For The Haunted, it will be the first show with the new lineup (see introduction video here).

The cruise will take place from January 27, 2014 to January 31, 2014 - with the destination set as Costa Maya, Mexico, which was voted on by the fans. For more information, including booking your trip - head on over to www.70000tons.com.

The trio joins the previously announced acts (Note: Kamelot cancelled its appearance due to schedule conflicts), with 24 more acts still to come:

Dark Tranquility
Death Angel
Fear Factory
Leaves' Eyes
Swallow the Sun
Symphony X
Xandria More...

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Skeletonwitch Announces Tour With Overkill

Presently dismantling stages throughout North America alongside The Black Dahlia Murder, Midwestern blackened thrash marauders Skeletonwitch will head overseas this coming Spring to join legendary thrash militia, Overkill, on a tour through Western Europe.

The journey will commence shortly after the completion of an early 2014 U.S. run with Amon Amarth and Enslaved. Additional international tour dates will be announced in the weeks to come. In the meantime, a complete list of currently confirmed Skeletonwitch live assaults appears below.

w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Fallujah, Noisem [remaining dates]
11/14/2013 Whiskey Dick's Saloon - South Lake Tahoe, CA
11/15/2013 Strummer's - Fresno, CA
11/16/2013 Glasshouse - Pomona, CA
11/17/2013 The Rock - Tucson, AZ
11/18/2013 Tricky Falls - El Paso, TX
11/19/2013 Club Patron - Odessa, TX More...

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ProgPower USA XV Mid-Week Mayhem Show Revealed

The annual ProgPower USA festival announced the mid-week mayhem lineup for Wednesday, September 10, 2014. The lineup will feature Pain of Salvation (playing a regular set as opposed to the special set during the main festival comprising of "Remedy Lane" in its entirety), along with Atlanta's Theocracy and Oklahoma's Vangough. Ticket information will be announced soon.

The festival previously announced the kick-off show for Thursday, September 11th: Pagan's Mind (playing the debut LP "Celestial Entrance" in its entirety for the first time ever), Italian power/progressive act DGM and Indiana's Draekon. Tickets for the kick-off show will go on sale on November 1st.

The main festival, which is held from September 12-13, 2014, will feature:

Friday (September 12, 2014)

Thought Chamber (replaces Disperse)
Orden Ogan
Seventh Wonder (playing "Mercy Falls" in its entirety)
Stratovarius (Headliner)

Saturday (September 13, 2014)

Divided Multitude
Voodoo Circle
Pain of Salvation (playing "Remedy Lane" in its entirety)
Jon Oliva's Pain (playing "Streets" in it's entirety) (Headliner)

Tickets for the main festival - as of this morning - are 70% sold after the first 24 hours, so head over to this location fast. More...

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ProgPower USA XV Lineup Revealed

The annual ProgPower USA Festival held in Atlanta, Georgia announced the lineup for its 15th year just after Soilwork's set On Friday, Sept 6th. The festival will be held from September 12-13, 2014.

The lineup was revealed to be:

Friday (September 12, 2014)

Orden Ogan
Seventh Wonder (playing "Mercy Falls" in its entirety)
Stratovarius (Headliner)

Saturday (September 13, 2014)

Divided Multitude
Voodoo Circle
Pain of Salvation (playing "Remedy Lane" in its entirety)
Jon Oliva's Pain (playing "Streets" in it's entirety) (Headliner)

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Overkill Enters The Studio

Legendary American thrashers Overkill have entered the studio today, Monday, September 2nd, to begin tracking their new studio album due out sometime next year.

The new material will be tracked at Gear Recording and mixed by Greg Reely, who also mixed the band's previous effort "The Electric Age."

Overkill will also be appearing on "The Battle Of San Bernardino" in San Bernardino, CA on September 13th, supporting Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Anthrax, Testament, and Sabaton, before hitting North American roads in December with German thrash titans Kreator fr an extensive co-headlining run.

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Overkill To Enter The Studio

Jersey metal legends Overkill are entering the studio on Monday to begin tracking their next record due out sometime in 2014.

The new material will be tracked at Gear Recording and mixed by Greg Reely, who also mixed "The Electric Age."

Overkill will be appearing on "The Battle of San Bernadino" on September 13th supporting Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Testament, and Anthrax. The band will then hit the road harder than ever with Kreator on the "Legends of Thrash" 2013 tour stretching coast to coast capped off by two nights in New York city. Dates are as follows: More...

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Carcass Confirmed For 70,000 Tons Of Metal

The organizers of the 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise have checked in with the following announcement about confirming Carcass for the lineup:

"Only Your Dead And Lifeless Carcass Will Return! Please welcome Carcass with their new line-up with Jeff Walker on vocals and bass, Bill Steer on lead guitar, Daniel Wilding on drums and Ben Ash on guitar on board 70,000 Tons of Metal, the World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise!

"Just imagine: In January 2014, 40 Heavy Metal bands and 2,000 fans from all over the World will go to the Caribbean to take over the luxury cruise ship Majesty of the Seas for 5 days and 4 nights.

"Book your cabin now at this location and be part of Heavy Metal History made in the Caribbean once again on 70,000 Tons of Metal!"

The first 14 out of 40 bands have been announced: More...

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Overkill Announces Tour With Kreator

New Jersey thrash legends Overkill have announced a co-headlining tour with Kreator. Opening the tour will be California's Warbringer.

Vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth comments: "Overkill and Kreator is powerhouse combination, a serious one. Two thrash punch. This is what it's all about! Hang on, LET'S DO THIS!"

Tickets will be exclusively available through Enterthevault.com today, April 30th with general tickets going on sale May 14th. Dates will span the U.S. coast to coast with select dates in Canada. The tour will end with two nights at Stage 48 in New York City. More...

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First Bands Announced For 70,000 Tons Of Metal

Public sales for the upcoming 70,000 Tons of Metal 2014 will start Monday April 8th at 5PM EST. Are you ready for Round 4 of The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise?

As this will be the last time the cruise will be sailing on the “Majesty of the Seas,” the organizers have a very special treat for all you sailors: everyone that becomes a ticketed and paid passenger before July 27th, 2013 will be able to vote where they are going to steer that old lady.

The first 7 out of 40 bands on board have already been announced:

Dark Tranquillity
Death Angel
Symphony X

The festival will sail Monday, January 27, 2014 on the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas” from Miami, FL and will not return to the real world until Friday, January 31, 2014.

Ticket prices start at US $666 plus US $319 taxes and fees per person and include all on-board entertainment, non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals at the dining rooms, most on-board restaurants and even 24h room service! More info is available at this location.

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Overkill Announces Tour Edition Of "Electric Age"

Over the course of their upcoming European tour, followed by several festival shows, legendary U.S. thrash metallers Ovoerkill are going to release a special limited tour edition of “The Electric Age."

The limited 2CD tour edition will be released on April 19th, 2013 and comprise the regular album as well as a 4 additional live tracks on a bonus CD, recorded at “The Metro” in Sidney, Australia, on September 25th, 2010. Pre-orders are available at this location. The tracklist reads as follows:

CD 1 “The Electric Age”:
1. Come And Get It
2. Electric Rattlesnake
3. Wish You Were Dead
4. Black Daze
5. Save Yourself
6. Drop The Hammer Down
7. 21st Century Man
8. Old Wounds, New Scars
9. All Over But The Shouting
10. Good Night

CD 2 “Live from OZ”
1. Horrorscope
2. Long Time Dyin’
3. Necroshine
4. Walk Through Fire More...

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Overkill Drops Off "Dark Roots Of Thrash" Tour

Overkill has been out on tour with Testament, 4ARM, and and Flotsam and Jetsam. The band has now checked in with the following announcement about dropping off the run due to vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth becoming ill:

"Due to Bobby's ongoing bout with pneumonia, we have regretfully decided to cancel the remainder of our shows on 'The Dark Roots Of Thrash' tour.

"Blitz's condition has gotten slightly worse [after Saturday's show in Worcester, Massachusetts] and he needs some time to get back to 100%. We would like to thank Testament for a great tour and look forward to everyone back on the road soon.

"After some time for recovery, we'll be back out in the spring for our Scandinavian tour. See you then!!"

For more info and to find out about upcoming live shows, head over to the Overkill Facebook profile here.

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4ARM Confirmed As Opening Act On Testament Tour

Australia's 4ARM has been confirmed as the opening act for "The Dark Roots Of Thrash" tour with Testament, Overkill, and Flotsam And Jetsam, which kicks off tonight at the House Of Blues in Anaheim.

The first four dates will not feature Flotsam And Jetsam on the bill, since the band is busy with the 70,000 Tons Of Metal cruise. 4ARM is touring in support of its recent album, "Submission for Liberty," which spawned an official video for the title track. Watch that video after the tour dates.

01/31 Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues (no Flotsam And Jetsam)
02/01 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee (no Flotsam And Jetsam)
02/02 Hollywood, CA – House Of Blues (no Flotsam And Jetsam)
02/04 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater (no Flotsam And Jetsam)
02/05 Austin, TX – Emo’s
02/06 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
02/07 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
02/09 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
02/10 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
02/12 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
02/13 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
02/14 New York, NY – Best Buy Theatre
02/15 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
02/16 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
02/17 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
02/18 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
02/20 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
02/21 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
02/22 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
02/23 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
02/25 Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
02/26 Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
02/27 Reno, NV – Knitting Factory
02/28 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades More...

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Overkill Announces New Tour Dates

U.S. thrash veterans Overkill have announced a new Scandinavia tour, and the band comments:

"Well the wait is over....we are finally coming to Finland to do our first tour in almost 30 years of touring thru Europe and we could not be more psyched! We have done the Tuska Festival twice before and the crowds there were always tremendous. We are really looking forward to the entire Scandinavian tour and will be pulling out a bunch of old tunes as well as the new! See ya on tour!“

4/17 Tampere, Finland Pakkahoune
4/18 Helsinki, Finland Tavastia
4/19 Joensuu, Finland Kerubi
4/20 Oulu, Finland Club Teatria
4/21 Rytmikojaamo, Finland Seinajoki
4/22 Tallin, Estonia Tapper
4/23 Riga, Latvia Meina Piektdina
4/24 Vilnius, Lithuania New York
4/25 Warsaw, Poland Proxima
4/26 Hamburg, Germany Markthalle
4/27 Copenhagen, Denmark Amager Bio
4/29 Gothenburg, Sweden Sticky FIngers
4/30 Oslo, Norway John Dee
5/1 Stockholm, Sweden Debaser Slussen
5/2 Haugesund, Norway Karmoygeddon Festival
5/3 Grimstad, Norway Bluebox

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Overkill Reveals Killfest Dates

Mighty thrash veterans Overkill have announced the dates of the European run for this year's Killfest tour in support of "The Electric Age," which was released earlier this year. Commented frontman Bobby Blitz: “It’s the Electric Age and you’re invited! See you on tour this October, let’s tear it up together, AGAIN!”

Dates for the run are available below. You can also check out the official lyric video for Overkill's "Wish You Were Dead" at this location.

04.10. D Hannover - Musikzentrum
05.10. D Osnabrück - Rosenhof
06.10. NL Den Haag - Paard Van Troje
07.10. UK London - O2 Islington Academy
08.10. UK Sheffield - Corporation
10.10. IT Milano - Alcatraz
11.10. CH Pratteln - Z7
12.10. D Geiselwind - Musichall
13.10. D Straubing - Metal Invasion Festival
14.10. PL Katowice - Mega Club
15.10. CZ Prague - Meet Factory
16.10. D Saarbrücken - Garage
17.10. D Karlsruhe - Substage
18.10. B Antwerp - Trix
19.10. D Andernach - JUZ
20.10. D Bochum - Zeche
21.10. D Hamburg - Markthalle

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Bands Talk Best/Worst Stage Moves

Everybody has stage moves, but does that mean they are good? As part of Metal Injection's ongoing "Ask The Artist" series, the question of best and worst stage moves was posted to members of Dragonforce, Black Dahlia Murder, All Shall Perish, Fit For An Autopsy, Obey The Brave, The Acacia Strain, Skeletonwitch, Last Chance To Reason, The Contortionist, Holy Grail, Periphery, iwrestledabearonce, Hung, Overkill, God Forbid and Unearth.

Check out the clip of metal bands talking the best and worst on-stage moves at this location or in the player available below. More...

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Diamond Plate Vocalist To Miss Rest Of Tour

Diamond Plate has announced that bassist and lead vocalist Jon Macak will be departing from the band's tour with Overkill and God Forbid to return home due to a recent family emergency. The band has decided to continue on with the remainder of the trek with tour manager and close friend Dan Valente filling in on bass and vocal duties.

Jon Macak stated, "I am very sad to say that I will not be able to be a part of the last six Killfest dates. I will be flying home to Chicago Sunday morning to be with my mother who is very ill and needs my support. There is a chance that she does not have much time left so I want to be by her side as much as possible. The rest of the band will finish the tour without me and I want to thank everyone for their support and understanding."

Diamond Plate also added, "We all wish Jon and his family strength through this incredibly hard time. Words can't describe how much Jon's presence will be missed on stage as a frontman, but most importantly our best friend. After these shows without him, we will come back stronger than ever and with a new understanding of what it means to be a band. An incredible thanks goes out to Dan Valente, our tour manager, who will help us finish the tour by handling bass and vocal duties. Thank you to all the fans for the support and understanding, and please keep Jon's family in your positive thoughts."

The final leg of the tour to include Dan will be as follows:

May 08 – Tampa, FL - The Orpheum
May 09 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
May 10 – Atlanta, GA -The Masquerade
May 11 – West Springfield, VA - Jaxx Nightclub
May 12 – New York, NY - Best Buy Theater

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Overkill Drummer Performs With Meatshank

Overkill drummer Ron Lipnicki performed with guitarist/vocalist Vinnie Camarillo and bassist Murry of Kansas City thrashers Meatshank and members of local acts Vanlade and Hellevate for a rendition of Metallica's "Seek and Destroy" at the Riot Room in Kansas City on April 26th. The performance came during an after-party gig following Overkill's appearance at Killfest 2012 in Kansas City's Beaumont Club with God Forbid, Diamond Plate, Suidakra and local openers Marasmus. Lipnicki was in the audience watching the jam session and when "Seek and Destroy" began he was heard to shout "Oh, I know that song!" then jumped onto the stage and took the reins from Meatshank drummer Shane Cook. It was an unforgettable moment that will forever live in the memories of those involved. Meatshank's "Scavengers" album is streaming in its entirety at StereoKiller.

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Overkill Releases Behind The Scenes Footage

Overkill has revealed part one of a two part series giving fans a behind the scenes look into the new video for "Electric Rattlesnake." Check out the footage below, or find the full "Electric Rattlesnake" video at this location.

The band kicked off the "Electric Age Tour" this weekend as well with support coming from God Forbid, Diamond PLate, and Suidakra. Tour dates can be found here.

The single "Electric Rattlesnake" comes from Overkill's newest record "The Electric Age," which came out last month. More...

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Suidakra Comments On New Tour

German Celtic pagan metal band Suidakra is kicking off a tour today with global thrash legends Overkill, God Forbid and Diamond Plate. The tour starts tonight April 20th in Philadelphia, PA and wraps up May 12th in New York, New York. Guitarist and front man Arkadius commented on the start of the band's North American tour:

"After playing three US tours in the past we are more than excited to come back and hit the road today. We are very excited to be presenting our latest album Book Of Dowth to the American audience for the first time. The States have been good to us the last few times we played here, so we're expecting some awesome shows and we are ready to meet some friends, fans and kick their asses ;-)!!"

Suidakra is touring in support of the "Book of Dowth" album (reviewed here) on the following dates:

4/20: Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
4/21: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium - NEMF
4/22: Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
4/23: Columbus, OH @ Screamin Willie's
4/24: Detroit, MI @ Blondie's
4/25: Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
4/26: Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont Club
4/27: Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
4/28: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
4/30: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
5/1: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
5/2: San Francisco, CA @ The Grand Ballroom at Regency Center
5/3: Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia
5/5: Austin, TX @ Emo's East
5/6: Dallas, TX @ Trees
5/8: Orlando, FL @ The Club at Firestone
5/9: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
5/10: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
5/11: West Springfield, VA @ Empire
5/12: New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater

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Diamond Plate To Kick Off Tour Tomorrow

Chicago thrashers Diamond Plate are gearing up for a U.S. tour with thrash legends Overkill, which kicks off tomorrow, Friday, March 20th in Philadelphia.

Also joining Diamond Plate and Overkill on "The Electric Age Tour" are God Forbid and Suidakra. Diamond Plate lead guitarist Konrad Kupiec comments:

"We're excited as hell to be going out with the legends Overkill! Also being on a package with God Forbid and Suidakra makes the whole tour that much better. It's been months since we did a full US tour, so we can't wait to see all of our fans again. A few years ago as kids we had the honor of opening an Overkill show in Chicago and to this day it remains one of our best hometown shows. We're looking to recreate that same moment in every city on this tour. Come out and feel the energy!"

Apr. 20 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero Theater
Apr. 21 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
Apr. 22 - Syracuse, NY - Lost Horizon
Apr. 23 - Columbus, OH - Screamin' Willie's
Apr. 24 - Detroit, MI - Blondies
Apr. 25 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
Apr. 26 - Kansas City, MO - Beaumont Club
Apr. 27 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
Apr. 28 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
Apr. 30 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
May 01 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
May 02 - San Francisco, CA - The Grand Ballroom
May 03 - Los Angeles, CA - Nokia Theatre
May 05 - Austin, TX - Emo's East
May 06 - Dallas, TX - Trees
May 08 - Tampa, FL - Orpheum
May 09 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
May 10 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
May 11 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
May 12 - New York, NY - Best Buy Theater

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