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New York hardcore metal legends Pro-Pain have posted their tour dates they will be heading out on shortly with special guests Undivided and Hemlock. Pro-Pain is touring in support of its new album "Straight to the Dome," which will be released Sept. 7th on Sunny Bastards/Goomba Music, with distribution through Nuclear Blast. You may sample all eleven tracks over on the Nuclear Blast website.
PRO-PAIN 2012 Tour
w/guests Undivided & Hemlock
30.08.2012 Berlin (D) K17
31.08.2012.Slany (CZ) Rock na Valniku Festival
01.09.2012 Bad Lauchstadt (D) Die Goethestadt Rockt Vol ll Festival
02.09.2012 Pforzheim (D) Bottich
05.09.2012 Munchen (D) Backstage
06.09.2012 Lyss (CH) Kufa
08.09.2012 Bischofswerda (D) Morbides Festival
09.09.2012 Mnichovo Hradiste (CZ) Vostrov
10.09.2012 Prague (CZ) Modra Vopice
11.09.2012 Trebic (CZ) Club-B
12.09.2012 Havirov (CZ) Stolarna
13.09.2012 Jena F-Haus (D)
14.09.2012 Roermond (NL) ECI Cultuurfabriek
16.09.2012 Drachten (NL) Iduna Matinee Show
18.09.2012 Marburg (D) KFZ
19.09.2012 Cottbus (D) Gladhouse
20.09.2012 Hemeln (D) Sumpfplume 21 09.2012 Essen (D) Endzeit Festival
22.09.2012 Bad Salzungen (D) Pressenwerk
Las Vegas, Nevada metal band HEMLOCK's guitarist Bryan Gentry comments on their upcoming tour and current lineup: "Hemlock went through a few member changes this year including myself leaving for family reasons after our Japan tour, and the original lineup coming back together. Shortly thereafter I rejoined the band so the line up is now:
Chad Smith - bass and vocals
Mike Johns - guitars and backing vocals
Bryan Gentry - guitars and backing vocals
Brian Smith - drums" More...
N.Y.C. featuring Tommy Bolan formerly of Warlock, Hemlock, Stands With Fists, Flam Chen, Angelic To Ashes, Cities Like These, Double Speak, and great new band Sinister Mustard kicked off the Kory Laos Memorial Freestyle BMX Bicycle Park Charity summer event series with an amazing Mother's Day concert to remember.
The 150 who attended the show for the low price of $ 15 were treated to inspired performances by the acts who played this night. More...
The July 8 show at The Rock Niteclub in Tucson, Arizona started promptly at 7:00 PM with young metal band CURSED FATE taking the stage. These guys couldn't have been older than 14 or 15, but they played with an air of professionalism that some of the more experienced bands this night should have taken note of. Their sound though was reminiscent of most of the young metal/emo type bands. More...
The night was cold and wet. Perfect weather for Meshuggah to feel right at home. Oddly enough we also were blessed with a healthy clap of thunder and a strike of lightning, giving me the impression that the night was going to be interesting. Upon arriving at the venue, the early birds endured the cold and wet weather for about an hour and a half before being separated into two lines: one for the men and the other women. The search was easy and despite my skull belt was let in with no troubles. More...
The complete lineup for the 10th Anniversary of the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, set for weekend of April 25-27 at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachussetts has been confirmed.
The largest and most successful metal festival in the United States will be presented this year by ESP, Randall, EMG, exclusive magazine presenter Metal Maniacs Magazine, and "Summer Slaughter Tour" second stage sponsor Sumerian Records.
"When we first started, we never could have much this festival would have grown," said festival co-founder Scott Lee. "It started out of our love for metal and it’s been amazing to be able to share that with fans who love it as much as we do. It’s also gratifying to be able to give exposure to up-and-coming bands and watch them develop into international stars."
The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will present Gigantour featuring Megadeth, In Flames, Children of Bodom, Job for a Cowboy and High on Fire on Friday night. Doors will open Friday at 4:30 p.m.
Saturday will kick off the full two-stage set up at 11:30 a.m. with for the Fallen Dreams, Veil of Maya, Trap Them, COCKPUNCH!, Xtryrantx, Winds of Plague, From A Second Story Window, Soilent Green, Arsis, Sleeping Giant, Stick to Your Guns, First Blood, Disfear, Municipal Waste, The Ghost Inside, Embrace the End, The End, Keep Of Kalessin, Monstrosity, Skeletonwitch, Through the Eyes of the Dead, Animosity, As Blood Runs Black, Heaven Shall Burn, Vital Remains, Kataklysm, Hate Eternal, The Acacia Strain, Overkill, Behemoth, Shadows Fall, and Dimmu Borgir.
Sunday’s lineup includes Classic Struggle, Stray from the Path, Waking the Cadaver, Unholy, Cold World, Recon, Elysia, Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza, On Broken Wings, Dead to Fall, Full Blown Chaos, Ligeia, Since the Flood, Shai Hulud, Hemlock, After the Burial, Unexpect, Thy Will Be Done, Born of Osiris, Impending Doom, Kid Deposit Triumph, Vanna, Emmure, A Life Once Lost, Despised Icon, God Forbid, Eluveitie, Tyr, Turisas, Ensiferum, Nevermore, Meshuggah, and Ministry. The show will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday.
The full schedule of set times will be announced soon.
The festival will also host the popular vendor area, where fans can pick up an assortment of rare CDs, t-shirts, and other memorabilia. Artists performing at the show will be on hand for meet and greets throughout the three days.
The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is also sponsored by Metal Edge Magazine, Monster Energy, All In Merchandise, 518 Prints, MTV’s Headbanger’s Blog, The Syndicate, Mazur PR, Heavy Hitter, Scott Lee Clothing, and many more to be announced.
Tickets are $47.50 for Friday, $45 for Saturday, $45 for Sunday, or $129 for a three-day pass.
Tickets are available at all Strawberries and FYE Stores, online at tickets.com and enterthevault.com, or by calling 1-800-477-6849.
The Palladium is located at 261 Main Street in Worcester, MA.
Ministry kicks off their C U LaTouR this Tuesday, March 25 and They filmed their rehearsals out at The Ranch near El Paso and posted a clip on YouTube, also embedded below.
Here are the latest tour date on the C U LaTouR, featuring Ministry, Meshuggah and Hemlock: More...
Another new HEMLOCK track, entitled "No Time For Sorrow," has been posted on the group's MySpace page. The song is the title cut of the Las Vegas, Nevada-based metallers' upcoming album, which is scheduled for release on March 18 on Blind Prophecy Records. The CD was recorded with engineer Eddy Garcia (PISSING RAZORS).
HEMLOCK will play several headlining shows before joining MINISTRY and MESHUGGAH on the C-U-La-Tour from late March to May.
This year will mark the tenth anniversary of the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, the largest and most successful metal festival in the United States.
This year’s show, presented by ESP, Randall, EMG, and exclusive magazine presenter Metal Maniacs Magazine, will take place the weekend of April 25-27 at the Palladium in Worcester, Mass., its home since its inception. Sumerian Records will sponsor the “Summer Slaughter Tour” second stage.
The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will present Gigantour featuring Megadeth, In Flames, Children of Bodom, Job for a Cowboy and High on Fire on Friday night. Saturday will be headlined by Dimmu Borgir, Shadows Fall, and Behemoth. Ministry, Meshuggah, and Nevermore will close out the festival on Sunday night.
Other bands scheduled to perform include: A Life Once Lost, The Acacia Strain, After the Burial, Animosity, As Blood Runs Black, Belay My Last, Born of Osiris, Braindrill, Classic Struggle, Cockpunch!, Cold World, Dead to Fall, Demiricous, Dillinger Escape Plan, Disfear, Eluveitie, Elysia, Embrace the End, Emmure, The End, Ensiferum, First Blood, From a Second Story Window, Full Blown Chaos, The Ghost Inside, God Forbid, Hate Eternal, Hemlock, High on Fire, Impending Doom, Job for a Cowboy, Keep Of Kalessin, Kid Deposit Triumph, Ligeia, Mensrea, Monstrosity, Municipal Waste, On Broken Wings, Overkill, Recon, Red I Flight, Rhinoceros, Shai Halud, Shipwreck a.d., Since the Flood, Skeletonwitch, Sleeping Giant, Soilent Green, Sons of Azrael, Stick to Your Guns, Stray from the Path, Through the Eyes of the Dead, Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza, Trap Them, Turisas, Tyr, Unexpect, Unholy, Vanna, Veil of Maya, Vital Remains, Waking the Cadaver, Winds of Plague, Withered, and Xtyrantx.
The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is also sponsored by Metal Edge Magazine, Monster Energy, All In Merchandise, 518 Prints, The Syndicate, Mazur PR, Heavy Hitter, Scott Lee Clothing, and many more to be announced.
Tickets go on sale Friday, February 15 at 10 a.m. EST. The cost is $47.50 for Friday, $45 for Saturday, $45 for Sunday, or $129 for a three-day pass. Tickets available at all Strawberries / FYE Stores, by calling (800) 477-6849 or online at tickets.com.
More dates have been announced for MINISTRY’s farewell “C U LaTouR” tour with MESHUGGAH and HEMLOCK:
March 28 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
March 29 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
March 30 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
April 1 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
April 2 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
April 5 - Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
April 6 - Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
April 7 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
April 8 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
April 9 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
April 11 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Great Salt Air
April 12 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
April 15 - Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa
April 17 - Dallas, TX @ Palladium
April 18 - Houston, TX @ Verizon Wireless Theatre
April 19 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
April 22 - St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Landing
April 23 - Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
April 24 - Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
April 25 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
April 26 - Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
April 27 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
April 29 - Philadelphia, PA @ Fillmore Theatre
May 1 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
May 2 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
May 3 - Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
May 4 - Toronto, ON @ Koolhaus
May 6 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
May 7 - Detroit, MI @ Emerald Theatre
May 8 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
Hemlock issue the following studio update on their myspace page:
"Hey whats up, Brandon here. Today was my first day of tracking for the new album. I got 7 of the 14 songs done (minus solos) and will most likely finish up tomorrow. The guitar tones are pretty fucking heavy. They remind me of Hatebreed's tone on Perseverance. Good stuff. Bryan took some pics and vids that should be posted shortly. Its really rad to be working with Eddy Garcia to me. I've been a big Pissing Razors fan for years so to meet, record, and live with him, is pretty badass (Reunion Anyone?). I am pretty stoked to hear what everyone thinks of the new album. We've been working pretty hard and can't wait to play the songs live. Enjoy the vids!" More...
Hemlock have issued the following update from the second day in the studio on their myspace page:
"What's the fucks is goings on everybody?!?! Steve here again, just letting you know what day 2 of our little recording adventure was like. To be totally honest with you all, I started my day not being able to stay away from the bathroom. I don't think really old pop-tarts and mac and chesse are a good nightcap before bedtime. My stomach hated me this morning! lol But I powered through all that and went in to record somemore drums. But, I guess it really wasn't my morning because after spending close to a half hour on just the intro to one song I ended up getting super pissed at myself and decided to move on to another song."
"I spent the next couple of hours hammering through songs and then something else happened. After completing one of the songs that I was having some trouble with, and completing it feeling pretty good, the computer crashed and it got erased. Sooooo....I decided to take a break and enjoy some B&Gs. (Biscuts and Gravy) After taking a little me time, and enjoying not having anything bad happen to me, I went back into the studio and finished up some more tunes. Overall I completed 6 songs today and 4 yesterday. I only have 4 more to go and then it'll be time for a drink!"
"Oh yeah, I forgot to tell you guys another story....Our good buddy Jason from Roswell gave me a bottle of Jager but I'm on A.R. (alcohol restriction) till I complete my drumtracks. So I have 4 more to go and then I'll probably be typing tomorrows update drunk! lol And if your wondering why I'm on A.R. well, that's another story for another day...or a d.v.d. perhaps? hmmmm........"
"Here are a couple more videos for you guys to check out. The sound is terrible and it's really F'ing loud...but you get the idea. :)"
HEMLOCK are due to enter the studio with Eddy Garcia of PISSING RAZORS fame to record and engineer their new album. It will be released on Blind Prophecy Records in 2008. They will be submitting a daily studio blog with videos on their MySpace.
Las Vegas, Nevada-based metallers HEMLOCK have inked a deal with Blind Prophecy Records. The band's new album is tentatively scheduled for release in early 2008.
According to a press release, HEMLOCK "is a heavy and brutal onslaught of metal with an arsenal of catchy lyrics, creative breakdowns and melodic hooks. [The band] considers their real home to be on the road, continuing to carve a name for themselves in the underground. They have toured with the likes of SLAYER, HATEBREED, SOULFLY, OTEP, SLIPKNOT, LAMB OF GOD, DISTURBED, OBITUARY, CHIMAIRA, DROWNING POOL, HED(P.E.), SYSTEM OF A DOWN, SHADOWS FALL, SNOT, DEVILDRIVER, SEPULTURA, EXODUS, SEVENDUST, ARCH ENEMY and several more. Touring eight to nine months a years, HEMLOCK has done regional headlining tours in the Southwest and has also toured across the U.S. several times."
For more information, visit their Myspace page.
Just days before this high-voltage metal event takes off, one of the sponsors of the Indy Metal Fest backed out of the deal. Indie label Chavis Records (home to Sonic X and Quiet Riot), who has offered a hand in sponsoring the event since April, has failed to mandatory fees and has left presenting sponsor Blind Prophecy Records to pick up their bill. Now that Chavis has been knocked off the event, the stage at Birdie's Live will no longer be called the Chavis Records Stage, but will rather take on Blind Prophecy's name instead.
The event, powered by Blind Prophecy Records, is slated to cram two venues with over a dozen prime metal acts, including Obituary, Alabama Thunderpussy, Daath, and Blind Prophecy's very own Years of Fire and Pain Principle.
On Saturday, September 22, Indianapolis Metal Fest will blast off in the KOC Grand Ballroom (all ages) and across the street at Birdie's Live (21 and up). Official band time slots will be posted in the coming weeks at indianapolismetalfest.com. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 day-of-show.
Double stage metal show -- 9/22/07 - 12 p.m. - Indianapolis, IN
Here is the current band roster:
Obituary (all ages)
Full Blown Chaos
Temple of Brutality (ft Dave Ellefson (Megadeth), Stet Howland (W.A.S.P.)
Beneath the Sky
Years of Fire
And many more.
Visit www.indianapolismetalfest.com for a complete listing
Greg Burk of the Los Angeles Times reports that five heavy-metal concerts scheduled at House of Blues clubs on Walt Disney Co. property in Anaheim, California and Orlando, Florida have been hastily shifted to other venues or canceled recently, according to House of Blues web site calendars.
A Sept. 7 show featuring MACHINE HEAD, ARCH ENEMY, THROWDOWN and SANCTITY, booked two months earlier, was moved on two days' notice from the House of Blues in Anaheim's Downtown Disney entertainment complex to the Glass House in Pomona. Thursday's concert with CANNIBAL CORPSE, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, THE RED CHORD and THE ABSENCE, originally slated for the Anaheim House of Blues, was moved to the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana. A Sept. 26 Anaheim House of Blues concert featuring OBITUARY, ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY, FULL BLOWN CHAOS and HEMLOCK has been canceled outright.
At the House of Blues in Orlando, Fla., on Disney World property, a Sept. 17 concert of the MACHINE HEAD lineup has been moved to Club Firestone in downtown Orlando. The same action has been taken with the Oct. 11 CANNIBAL CORPSE package.
Asked about the scheduling changes, John Vlautin, vice president of communications for Live Nation (formerly Clear Channel), the concert-promotion organization that owns the nationwide House of Blues chain, issued a statement Thursday that said only: "House of Blues offers a range of entertainment to match the audience at our venues. It was determined that the mix of entertainment at our two Disney locations should be different from our other venues."
Vlautin declined to comment on why metal bands have been singled out after years of similar bookings or whether other metal events already scheduled, including SUFFOCATION, EDGUY and STATIC-X, will be affected.
Rob Doughty, communications vice president for Disneyland Resorts, declined to comment, referring inquiries to Vlautin. Paul McGuigan, concert promoter at the Anaheim House of Blues, also declined to comment through a club spokeswoman.
The Walt Disney Co., through Vlautin, issued a short statement Thursday that included no specifics about the shifts of the metal concerts: "In consultation with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, the House of Blues will provide a mix of entertainment for guests visiting Disney Resorts."
OBITUARY vocalist John Tardy has posted this brief message on the band's official website:
"We made it to Miami for the first show! I love it down here and tonight's show should be sick! This is our only show in Florida so I hope to see you all tonight!"
Here are the band's upcoming tour dates (w/ ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY, FULL BLOWN CHAOS and HEMLOCK):
Sept. 8 - Miami, FL - Studio A
Sept. 10 - Raleigh, NC - Volume 11
Sept. 11 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
Sept. 12 - New York, NY - B.B. Kings Blues Club & Grill
Sept. 13 - Toronto, ON - Funhaus
Sept. 15 - Southbridge, MA - ADC Performance Center
Sept. 16 - Williamsville, NY - Club Infinity (New York Fright Fest 4)
Sept. 19 - Mt. Clemens, MI - Emerald Theatre
Sept. 20 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's Down Under
Sept. 21 - Maplewood, MN - The Rock
Sept. 22 - Indianapolis, IN - KOC Grand Ballroom (Indianapolis Metalfest)
Sept. 24 - Denver, CO - Aztlan Theatre
Sept. 26 - Anaheim, CA - House Of Blues
Sept. 28 - Concord, CA - Bourbon Street
Sept. 30 - Los Angeles, CA - The Knitting Factory
Oct. 3 - Austin, TX - Emos
Oct. 4 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theatre
Oct. 5 - Houston, TX - Meridian
Oct. 6 - New Orleans, LA - The Hangar
Indianapolis Metal Fest I is officially scheduled for September 22nd. The festival will take place at two venues in Indianapolis, Indiana: the KOC Grand Ballroom (all ages) and Birdie's Live (21+). Tickets are $15 in advance ($20 at the door) and good for both venues for those at least 21 years of age. Here's the line-up for Indianapolis Metal Fest I:
Full Blown Chaos
Temple Of Brutality
Beneath The Sky
Single Bullet Theory
Ashes Of Your Enemy
ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY have announced a Fall tour with OBITUARY in support of their brand new full-length Open Fire. ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY will join OBITUARY along with FULL BLOWN CHAOS and HEMLOCK on September 11th in Springfield, VA for this four week tour of the U.S.
Immediately following, ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY will embark on a month-long headlining European tour. This tour will kick-off on October 25th in Southampton, U.K before working its way through Portugal, Belgium, Hungary, Germany and many more central E.U. countries. Joining ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY on the tour will be the U.K.’s own FIREBIRD. A complete listing of ATP tour dates can be found online here with more to be announced soon. More...
The first date has been released for OBITUARY’s upcoming North American tour that, for some reason, features ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY, FULL BLOWN CHAOS, and HEMLOCK:
September 11 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx