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The organizers of Belgium's largest heavy metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, have announced that Black Label Society, Kreator, Duff McKagen's Loaded, Monster Magnet, and Legion Of The Damned have all been confirmed to play at the festival, which will take place in the town of Dessel from June 24th -26th. The lineup is now as follows:
The Damned Things
Masters Of Reality
Duff McKagen's Loaded
Heaven Shall Burn
The Black Dahlia Murder
The organizers of Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting festival have announced that Cavalera Conspiracy, the band featuring Sepultura founders Igor and Max Cavalera, have been confirmed for the event. Also added to the bill is Russian folk metal band Arkona. Neither band's performance date has been confirmed as of yet however. The festival takes place in the town of Dessel from June 24th-26th.
The lineup is now as follows:
The Damned Things
Masters Of Reality
Heaven Shall Burn
The Black Dahlia Murder
American death metal act The Black Dahlia Murder has confirmed that it will be appearing at the Austrian edition of Metalfest 2011, set to take place between May 27th, 28th and 29th, 2011. The event will be taking place at Mining am Inn, Austria.
The confirmed line-up includes:
CRADLE OF FILTH
WHILE HEAVEN WEPT
SECRETS OF THE MOON
MILKING THE GOATMACHINE
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
WE BUTTER THE BREAD WITH BUTTER
Triptykon, the band featuring former Celtic Frost and Hellhammer leader Tom G. Warrior, has been confirmed as the latest band for next year's edition of the Graspop Metal Meeting festival, which will take place in Dessel, Belgium from June 24th-26th. The lineup is now as follows: More...
The organisers of the Graspop Metal Meeting, the largest heavy metl festival in Belgium, has announced several more bands for next year's edition of the event. Among the newly confirmed acts are Rob Zombie, Whitesnake, Journey, Foreigner, Suicide Silence, Firewind, Ghost, All That Remains, Escape The Fate and FM.
The lineup is now as follows: More...
Swedish melodic death metal act Amon Amarth has revealed the dates for its forthcoming headline tour of Europe. Support on the trek will come from label mates The Black Dahlia Murder. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:
May 13 - Oslo, NOR - Betong
May 14 - Stockholm, SWE - Tyrol
May 15 - Gothenburg, SWE - Tradgarn (no BLACK DAHLIA MURDER)
May 17 - Copenhagen, DEN - Vega
May 18 - Hamburg, GER - Grosse Freiheit 36
May 19 - Antwerp, BEL - Hof Ter Lo
May 20 - Amsterdam, NET - Melkweg
May 21 - Cologne, GER - E-Werk
May 22 - Paris, FRA - Elysee Montmarte
May 24 - Munich, GER - Tonhalle
May 25 - Milan, ITA - Limelight
May 27 - Dessau, GER - Metalfest Germany
May 28 - Mining, AUT - Metalfest Austria
May 29 - Pratteln, SWI - Metalfest Switzerland
Amon Amarth has set "Surtur Rising" as the title of its eighth studio album, due for release on March 29, 2011 through Metal Blade Records.
The organisers of France's biggest metal festival, Hellfest, has announced that four huge names have been added to next year's bill. Heavy metal godfather Ozzy Osbourne will be taking the stage, as well as German hard rock legends the Scorpions, who will be retiring after they complete their touring schedule. Also confirmed for the festival are Swedish progressive metal favourites Opeth and Black Label Society, which features former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde. There are also more new confirmations in the form of German thrash legends Kreator and Sodom, Norwegian black metal veterans Mayhem, Anathema, Bolt Thrower and Therion. The festival will take place in Clisson, France from June 17th-19th.
The lineup is now as follows: More...
Goatwhore has announced three upcoming tours, alongside The Absence, The Black Dahlia Murder, and Watain. Vocalist Ben Falgoust has commented on the upcoming tour schedule:
"Just when one tour comes to an end another few step into place. We have, as always, put an extreme effort on touring for each release we put out. Our most current release, Carving Out The Eyes of God, is no exception and has brought us on many great touring adventures. Just returning home from Ozzfest 2010 we find ourselves locking in the rest of the year with two excellent tours. First, alongside our good friends in The Black Dahlia Murder, then a final end of the year outing with the black art of Watain. The Ozzfest experience was a great thing to be a part of. Playing and hanging with good friends and the bonus of watching some legendary musicians that have influenced us from our earlier metal years. We are looking forward to finishing up the year and getting things rolling for the next release. Hope to see everyone on the road in the next couple of months."
Drummer Zack Simmons adds: "This has been a great time touring for this record. We've been very fortunate to been included on a lot of good tours. It was an honor to be included on Ozzfest once again. We are very confident and determined to deliver another killer record and tour our asses off again, as we always do! Stay fuck!!! Stay thirsty, my friends! P.S. Be careful where you store your sewing needles. You never know what can happen…"
The band's upcoming shows are as follows: More...
Waterford, Michigan melodic death metal act The Black Dahlia Murder have revealed the dates for it's upcoming headlining tour of North America. Support on the trek will come from Metal Blade Records label mates Goatwhore and Arkaik.
The Black Dahlia Murder/Goatwhore tour dates:
September 28 – Columbus, OH - Skully’s
September 29 – Buffalo, NY - Mohawk Place
September 30 – Brooklyn, NY - Europa
October 1 – Hartford, CT - Webster Underground
October 2 – Bucksport, ME - The Kave
October 3 – Quebec, QC - Imperial de Quebec
October 4 – Montreal, QC - Petit Café
October 5 – Ottawa, ON - Ritual
October 6 – Toronto, ON - The Wreck Room
October 7 – Lemoyne, PA - Championship
October 8 – Richmond, VA - Canal Club
October 9 – Wilmington, NC - The Soapbox Laundrolounge
October 10 – Charlotte, NC - The Casbah
October 12 – East St. Louis, MO - Pop’s
October 13 – Des Moines, IA - The Vaudeville Mews
October 14 – DeKalb, IL - House Café
October 15 – Grand Rapids, MI - Mixtape Café
October 16 – Toledo, OH Headliners
The Black Dahlia Murder has announced that they will be embarking on a headlining tour of Europe this August, where they will be joined by soon to be defunct Canadian outfit Despised Icon. The tour is in support of the band's latest studio album, "Deflorate" which was released last year.
The tour dates are as follows: More...
The members of The Black Dahlia Murder have their bags packed and are jetting over to Japan to start their tour with label mates Unearth. This tour will take them through Japan and to New Zealand before spending a week in Australia. The dates wrap up with a show that features The Black Dahlia Murder with local acts on June 9th at the Loft in Honolulu, HI. The Black Dahlia Murder's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
05/23 Osaka, JP Club Quattro
05/24 Tokyo, JP Club Quattro
05/25 Nagoya, JP Club Quattro
05/28 Christchurch, NZ The Bedford
05/29 Auckland, NZ Kings Arms
05/31 Sydney, AU The Factory Theater
06/01 Brisbane, AU Hifi Bar
06/02 Brisbane, AU Hifi Bar
06/03 Adelaide, AU Fowlers Live
06/04 Melbourne, AU Hifi Bar
06/05 Melbourne, AU Hifi Bar
06/06 Perth, AU Amplifier Bar
06/09 Honolulu, HI The Loft w/ local acts, no Unearth
Unearth recently let fans vote on songs for their upcoming world tour setlist. Now the band has revealed the top 18 songs that were voted for by the people after 4760 votes:
My Will Be Done - 271
Zombie Autopilot - 243
Giles - 217
Black Hearts Now Reign - 209
Sanctity of Brothers - 203
Only The People - 201
Endless - 185
The Great Dividers - 177
Crow Killer - 161
This Lying World - 159
This Glorious Nightmare - 156
One Step Away - 148
My Heart Bleeds No Longer - 144
We Are Not Anonymous - 140
Grave of Opportunity - 127
March of The Mutes - 113
The March - 112
Stings of Conscience - 111
The band comments: "At the moment we are unsure how many songs we will be able to play on the shows, but you can bet that the top voted songs here will be played! Thank you all for making the call and getting in a GREAT amount of votes, we appreciate you taking the time out of your day to contribute, to allow us to bring you the best experience possible!"
Unearth is leaving for their tour in about a week to hit Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Europe. The latest Unearth tour dates are as follows: More...
The Black Dahlia Murder and Unearth will soon be heading to Australia for a fairly extensive tour, including Perth, Adelaide and even some underage shows. Support acts have just been announced, and are available below.
Monday 31 May – The Factory Theatre, Sydney NSW (Lic/AA)
With: Hand Of Mercy and The Storm Picturesque
Tuesday 1 June – The Hi-Fi, Brisbane QLD (U18)
With: Wish For Wings
Wednesday 2 June- The Hi-Fi, Brisbane QLD (18+ )
With: State Of Integrity
Thursday 3 June – Fowlers Live, Adelaide SA (Lic/AA)
With: Double Dragon and Universum
Friday 4 June – The Hi-Fi, Melbourne VIC (18+ )
With: Death Audio and The Abandonment
Saturday 5 June – The Hi-Fi, Melbourne VIC (U18)
With: State Of East London
Sunday 6 June – Amplifier Bar, Perth WA (18+ )
With: Make Them Suffer
The Black Dahlia Murder guitarist Ryan Knight has issued the following announcement about offering guitar lessons in the Chicago area:
"Hey peoples, Ryan here. I will moving to the Chicago area soon (Lakeview area specifically), and will be giving guitar lessons. Those who are interested in learning technique (palm muting, legato playing, tapping, sweeping, alternate picking, hybrid picking, hammer ons from nowhere), basic theory (scales/modes, intervals, relative major/minor, triads), song/solo structure, ear training, and timing I think will find these lessons quite useful.
"I am a mainly self taught musician myself, and I think this would be a fun opportunity to share what I have learned over the years. Lessons will be 25 for half an hour, and 30 for a full hour. I'm primarily interested in teaching those who consider themselves in the beginner to intermediate levels, but I'm not opposed to advanced students either. If you are interested, please contact me with your info and what you would like to learn here firstname.lastname@example.org."
Unearth, who just announced a run of European and UK dates following their upcoming Japanese and Australian tour dates, has issued a statement to clarify their itinerary:
"We apologize as there was some confusion and miscommunication about the Europe dates. The Europe dates are either festival dates or they are shows wither either ATREYU or 36 CRAZYFISTS. The Black Dahlia Murder will not be featured at these shows. You can catch The Black Dahlia Murder with Unearth on the Australia, New Zealand and Japan Dates. Again we apologize for said confusion!"
Here are the latest Unearth tour dates:
UNEARTH and THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
05/23 Osaka, Japan @ Club Quattro
05/24 Tokyo, Japan @ Club Quattro
05/28 Auckland, New Zealand @ Ellen Melville
05/29 Christchurch, New Zealand @ The Bedford
05/31 Sydney, Australia @ The Factory Theater
06/01 Brisbane, Australia @ Hifi Bar 18+
06/02 Brisbane, Australia @ Hifi Bar Under 18
06/03 Adelaide, Australia @ Fowlers Live All Ages
06/04 Melbourne, Australia @ Hifi Bar 18+
06/05 Melbourne, Australia @ Hifi Bar Under 18
06/06 Perth, Australia @ Amplifier Bar 18+
Festivals and Offdates with either ATREYU or 36 CRAZYFISTS
06/11 Donnington Park, UK @ Download Festival
06/13 Austria @ Nova Rock
06/14 Hohenems,Austria @ Event Centre
06/15 Stuttgart, Germany @ Die Rhore
06/16 Munich, Germany @ Backstage Hall
06/17 Switzerland @ Sonisphere Warm Up Party
06/18 Saarbruke, Germany @ Garage
06/19 Germany @ Hellfest
06/20 Luxembourg, Luxembourg @ Den Atilier
06/21 Lyon, France @ CCO
06/22 Barcelona, Spain @ Razzamataz
06/23 Pamplona, Spain @ Sala Totem
06/25 Italy @ Gods of Metal
06/26 Munster, Germany @ Vainstream
06/27 Belgium @ Grasspop
06/28 Enschedel, Holland @ Atak
Unearth just wrapped up their North American Atticus Metal Tour II with Stick To Your Guns, Veil Of Maya, The Ghost Inside and Carnifex. Following this tour, Unearth will be heading overseas with label mates The Black Dahlia Murder for an April/May tour of Japan, New Zealand and Australia.
Unearth will then be trekking over to Europe and the UK with The Black Dahlia Murder for 17 more shows. Among these shows is an appearance at the legendary Donnington Park for DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL 2010, the Warm-Up Party for the Sonisphere Festival, Hellfest in France, the Gods of Metal Festival in Italy and Grasspop in Belgium. Here are the latest Unearth tour dates: More...
Unearth is currently shredding across the US on the Atticus Metal Tour II with Stick To Your Guns, Veil Of Maya, The Ghost Inside and Carnifex.
Following this tour, Unearth will be heading overseas with label mates The Black Dahlia Murder for an April/May tour of Japan, New Zealand and Australia. Unearth will have more overseas tour dates to announce shortly.
Here are the upcoming UNEARTH and THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER tour dates:
05/23 Osaka, Japan Club Quattro
05/24 Tokyo, Japan Club Quattro
05/28 Auckland, New Zealand Ellen Melville
05/29 Christchurch, New Zealand The Bedford
05/31 Sydney, Australia The Factory Theater
06/01 Brisbane, Australia Hifi Bar
06/02 Brisbane, Australia Hifi Bar
06/03 Melbourne, Australia Hifi Bar
06/04 Melbourne, Australia The Cornor Hotel
06/05 Adelaide, Australia Fowlers Live
06/06 Perth, Australia Amplifier Bar
Here are the remaining Atticus Metal Tour 2 tour dates, featuring Unearth, Stick To Your Guns, Veil Of Maya, The Ghost Inside and Carnifex: More...
The organisers of the Czech Republics Brutal Assault festival has announced two more bands for this years edition of the event. New York hardcore legends Agnostic Front will now be performing at the festival, along with other new confirmation, Swedish black metal artists Watain. The festival takes place in the town of Josefov from August 12th-14th.
The lineup is now as follows: More...
Montreal's Augury has checked in with the following update:
"After eight years of collaboration, we are sad to announce that we had to part way with our bass player Dominic 'Forest' Lapointe. We keep in mind his outstanding musical input and volcanic stage presence, and thank him for helping to shape the sound of Augury.
"But the show must go on and we are actually starting The American Defloration tour with The Black Dahlia Murder, Obscura and Hatesphere, with a very special rhythm section featuring Quebec City jazz player Christian Pacaud (MAG Project) on bass, and our long-time friend Tommy McKinnon (formerly of Neuraxis) behind the drum kit. With such great personnel on board, we are eager to give American ears a good scrub once again!"
Upcoming Augury tour dates with The Black Dahlia Murder, Obscura and Hatesphere: More...
The Black Dahlia Murder has issued the following update about letting fans vote on the set list for their upcoming winter and spring tour dates:
"Hello kiddies, we in The Black Dahlia Murder are reaching out to you, the fans: Vote for what songs you would like to hear on our upcoming tours! Comment this blog with your two favorite songs from each of our four metal blade albums… that’s eight songs in total… no more, no less. We will be accepting submissions until midnight, eastern standard time on December 25th… late votes will NOT be accepted! We reserve the right to disqualify any comments with multiples or any other funny business that we deem ‘undude’. So have fun, pick out those BDM favorites you’ve been dying to hear, and we shall see you bastards on the road this winter/spring!"
The Black Dahlia Murder have the following upcoming tour dates: More...