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Athens, Ohio’s SKELETONWITCH are proud to be announced as part of this year’s Blackest of the Black Tour alongside Danzig, Dimmu Borgir, Moonspell and Winds of Plague. SKELETONWITCH guitarist Scott Hedrick comments: "Cheers and beers, heshers!!! Here's a quick SKELETONWITCH update; proof that we've been doing SOMETHING since returning from Europe (besides gorging on Taco Bell). As you may have read, we're privileged to be a part of this year's Blackest of the Black Tour. We are beyond stoked to be a part of this killer lineup. About six years ago, I can recall [SKELETONWITCH guitarist] Nate one Halloween half shit-canned, with half a 30-pack, and a Marshall half-stack, standing on his roof playing Danzig riffs. Back then we certainly never thought we'd have an opportunity like this!! A huge thanks goes out to Danzig for inviting us to be a part of this tour. Please come out early and check out our set.
"Also, in early August we're hitting the road with Valient Thorr and Early Man, as well as playing several solo dates. Check out our MySpace page for dates, new live footage and video interviews. Hope those dudes are ready to party, and we hope to see you out on the road. As always, thanks to everyone who has supported THE WITCH!”
SKELETONWITCH continues to support the band’s Prosthetic Records debut, "Beyond The Permafrost," which saw an October 2007 release and features artwork from Baroness’ John Baizley and production courtesy of Corey Smoot (Municipal Waste, GWAR). The record is the follow-up to the band’s self-released EP, "Worship The Witch." Recently returning from a European tour alongside Hate Eternal, Cephalic Carnage, and Deaborn in May and June, having already toured Stateside this year with the likes of Hate Eternal, Soilent Green, Arsis, A Life Once Lost, Job For A Cowboy, The Red Chord, and more, in addition to a busy 2007 on the road.
Here are the latest SKELETONWITCH tour dates: More...
Initial tour dates have now been announced for Danzig's "Blackest Of The Black" tour. As previously reported the "Blackest of the Black" tour will feature Danzig, Dimmu Borgir, Skeletonwitch, Winds Of Plague and Moonspell. The initial tour dates are as follows:
OCT 9 Thur. FT. LAUDERDALE, FL. REVOLUTION
OCT 10 Fri. ORLANDO, FL. HARD ROCK LIVE
OCT 11 Sat. ATLANTA, GA. TABERNACLE
OCT 13 Mon. RICHMOND, VA. TOADS PLACE
OCT 14 Tues. PHILADELPHIA, PA. ELECTRIC FACTORY
OCT 15 Wed. NYC, N.Y. ROSELAND
OCT 17 Fri. WORCESTER, MA. PALLADIUM
OCT 18 Sat. MONTREAL, QC METROPOLIS
OCT 19 Sun. TORONTO, ONT. SOUND ACADEMY
OCT 21 Tues. MILWAUKEE, WI. THE RAVE
OCT 22 Wed. MINNEAPLOIS, MN. MYTH
OCT 24 Fri. DETROIT, MI. FILLMORE THEATRE
OCT 25 Sat. CHICAGO, ILL. CONGRESS THEATRE
OCT 26 Sun. ST. LOUIS, MO. PAGEANT
OCT 28 Tues. HOUSTON, TX. HOUSE OF BLUES
OCT 30 Thur. DALLAS, TX. PALLADIUM
OCT 31 Fri. KANSAS CITY, KS. UPTOWN
NOV 1 Sat. DENVER, CO. FILLMORE THEATRE
NOV 3 Mon. LAS VEGAS, NV. THE JOINT
NOV 4 Tues. TBA
NOV 5 Wed. LOS ANGELES, CALIF. GIBSON AMPHITHEATER
NOV 7 Fri. PORTLAND, OR. ROSELAND
NOV 8 Sat. SEATTLE, WA. SHOWBOX at MARKET
NOV 10 Mon. SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. THE WARFIELD
Toxic Holcaust's April 28th show at BB King's in New York City was recorded by the website woozyfly.com and is available to watch on Woozyfly.com. The video is Toxic Holocaust's entire 20 minute set and comes from their most recent U.S. tour with Hate Eternal, Soilent Green, and Skeletonwitch.
Toxic Holocaust are currently recording their Relapse Records debut, "An Overdose Of Death". Daily studio updates are currently available via their MySpace page. "An Overdose Of Death" is expected to see a late Summer release date. More...
As previously reported, Danzig will team up with Dimmu Borgir, Skeletonwitch, Winds Of Plague and Moonspell for the "Blackest of the Black" tour.
Glenn Danzig comments: "It will be nice to get back to many of these cities that I have not been to in some time and do the Live Show for all the People who've followed my music all these years. I'm also very happy to have DIMMU BORGIR sharing the stage this time, as they are one of my favorite bands and always wanted them on Blackest Of The Black. Should be an INCREDIBLE 20th anniversary tour."
Danzig will embark on their "Blackest of the Black" tour this summer and joining them will be Dimmu Borgir, Moonspell, Skeletonwitch and Winds Of Plague. The tour is set to go all over the United States and will venture into Canada aswell. Stay tuned for tour dates and more information.
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.
Athens, Ohio-based SKELETONWITCH have issued the following update:
"Cheers and beers everyone!!! We recently returned from a couple of frosty months of touring. First with THE RED CHORD and JOB FOR A COWBOY, and recently with ARSIS. Thanks to everyone who came out to the shows!!! We had a killer time!!"
"We’re currently gearing up for our U.S. tour in April with HATE ETERNAL, SOILENT GREEN, and TOXIC HOLOCAUST. We cannot fucking wait!! Immediately following that tour we will be devastating Europe with HATE ETERNAL and CEPHALIC CARNAGE in May and June! Dates for both of these tours are on our MySpace page."
"We posted a new live video of 'Upon Wings of Black' from our recent tour with Arsis. Please check it out here."
Denver avant-grinders CEPHALIC CARNAGE have announced a number of upcoming festival appearances as well as a Spring European tour.
CEPHALIC CARNAGE will first take part in the Dawn of Destruction Festival this weekend in Calgary, AB alongside WATAIN, AVERSE SEFIRA, DIVINITY, and more. Following, CEPHALIC CARNAGE will perform an exclusive “doom” set as part of the annual Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, Netherlands on April 17th.
CEPHALIC CARNAGE will then embark on a month-long European tour in May with HATE ETERNAL and SKELETONWITCH. This tour will also include DEADBORN in the mainland and CEPHALIC label-mates MAN MUST DIE in the U.K. A complete listing of CEPHALIC CARNAGE tour dates can be found online here with more to be announced soon.
TOXIC HOLOCAUST has announced their tour plans for the month of April. The band will begin the tour with a show in Vancouver, BC with 3 INCHES OF BLOOD on April 7th, followed by a U.S. tour alongside HATE ETERNAL, SOILENT GREEN, and SKELETONWITCH. Click here to view the band's itinerary.
Toxic Holocaust is currently writing the follow-up album to "Hell On Earth" which is expected to see a summer/fall release via Relapse. Audio samples from the band’s previous works can be heard now via the official Toxic Holocaust MySpace page.
More dates have been released for the upcoming tour featuring HATE ETERNAL, SOILENT GREEN, SKELETONWITCH, and TOXIC HOLOCAUST:
April 10 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
April 11 - Dallas, TX @ The Door
April 12 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live w/ Mushroomhead
April 13 - New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
April 16 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
April 17 - Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone Cafe
April 18 - Louisville, KY @ Uncle Pleasants
April 19 - Detroit, MI @ I-Rock
April 21 - Minneapolis, MN @ Station 4
April 22 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave Bar
April 23 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
April 24 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
April 25 - Buffalo, NY @ Showplace
April 26 - Worcester, MA @ New England Metal & Hardcore Fest
April 27 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
April 28 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club
April 29 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
April 30 - Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
Other than their previously announced slot on the upcoming HATE ETERNAL and SOILENT GREEN tour, Seattle thrashers TOXIC HOLOCAUST have lined up the following upcoming shows:
February 28 - Seattle, WA @ King Cobra w/ Book of Black Earth
February 29 - Spokane, WA @ The Blvd w/ 3 Inches of Blood
March 1 - Tacoma, WA @ Hells Kitchen w/ 3 Inches of Blood
March 2 - Tacoma, WA@ Hells Kitchen w/ 3 Inches of Blood
March 5 - Corona, CA @ Showcase Theater w/ 3 Inches of Blood More...
Hate Eternal has just announced that they will head out on the road for a headlining tour with support coming from Soilent Green, and Skeletonwitch. This tour preceeds their previously announced Fury And Flames European Tour 2008 with Cephalic Carnage and Skeletonwitch.
Hate Eternal's "Fury and Flames" is available everywhere February 19th 2008.
Here are the newly announced HATE ETERNAL U.S. tour dates: More...
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.
Virginia's ARSIS will team up with SKELETONWITCH and VEIL OF MAYA for a U.S. tour beginning at the end of the month. The dates are as follows:
Feb. 25 - Karma – Victorville, CA
Feb. 26 - Jerry’s – Bakersfield, CA
Feb. 27 - Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA
Feb. 28 - Jumping Turtle – San Marcos, CA
Feb. 29 - The Rock – Tucson, AZ (w/ WINDS OF PLAGUE)
Mar. 01 - Chic’s Bar & Billiards – El Paso, TX
Mar. 02 - Fat Daddy’s Sound Check – Lewisville, TX
Mar. 03 - Crush Lounge – Tulsa, OK
Mar. 04 - The Blue Goat – Salina, KS (w/ SUICIDE SILENCE, WARBRINGER)
Mar. 06 - Showcase Skatepark – Rogers, MN
Mar. 07 - Warehouse Nightclub – La Crosse, WI
Mar. 08 - Shorewood Legion Hall – Milwaukee, WI
Mar. 09 - Mojoe’s – Tinley Park, IL
Mar. 10 - The Madhatter – Covington, KY
Mar. 11 - Paradox – Huntington, WV
Mar. 12 - The Hideaway – Johnson City, TN
Mar. 13 - Steppin’ Out – Virginia Beach, VA
Mar. 15 - Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA More...
Tampa, Florida-based death metallers HATE ETERNAL have announced the dates for their upcoming Fury And Flames European Tour 2008 (with CEPHALIC CARNAGE and SKELETONWITCH), which are as follows:
9 - Würzburg, Germany at AKW (+ DEADBORN)
10 - Leipzig, Germany at Conne Island (+ Deadborn)
11 - Hamburg, Germany at Markthalle (+ Deadborn)
13 - Prague, Czech Republic at Exit Chmelnice (+ Deadborn)
14 - Wien, Austria at Arena (+ Deadborn)
15 - Ljubljana, Slovenia at Gala Hala (+ Deadborn)
16 - München, Germany at Feierwerk (+ Deadborn)
17 - Verona, Italy at Lucille Club (+ Deadborn)
18 - Rome, Italy at Alpheus Club (+ Deadborn)
20 - Martigny, Switzerland at Les Caves du Manoir (+ Deadborn)
21 - Nantes, France at Le Ferrailleur
22 - Irun, Spain at Tunk
23 - Braga, Portugal at Junta Freguesia de Panoias
24 - Madrid, Spain at Ritmo & Compas
25 - Barcelona, Spain at Apolo 2
26 - Luynes/Marseille, France at Le Korigan
28 - Karlsruhe, Germany at Substage (+ Deadborn)
29 - Bochum, Germany at Matrix (+ Deadborn)
30 - Trier, Germany at Exhaus (+ Deadborn)
31 - Tilburg, Holland at 013 - Neurotic Death Fest (Hate Eternal, Cephalic Carnage only)
1 - Cardiff, England at Barfly (+ MAN MUST DIE)
2 - Glasgow, Scotland at Barfly (+ Man Must Die)
4 - Dublin, Ireland at Whelans (+ Man Must Die)
5 - Sheffield, England at Corporation (+ Man Must Die)
6 - London, England at Underworld (+ Man Must Die)
7 - Aarschot, Belgium at JC de Klinker
THE RED CHORD have announced to last minute off dates In Toledo, Ohio and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania during their current tour alongside SKELETONWITCH and JOB FOR A COWBOY. The updated itinerary is as follows:
24 - Fresno, CA – The Exit
25 - Reno, NV – Club Underground
26 - Bend, OR - Domino Room @ Midtown
27 - Spokane, WA – Big Easy Concert House
28 - Boise, ID – The Venue
29 - Salt Lake City, UT – Avalon Theater
31 - Sioux Falls, SD – Nutty’s North
1 - Iowa City, IA – The Picador
2 - Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
4 - Grand Rapids, MI – Skelletones
5 - Toledo, OH - Frankie's (w/ Skeletonwitch)
6 - Lemoyne, PA – Champion Ship
7 - Dayton, OH – The Attic Club
8 - Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall
9 - Joplin, MO – The Foundry
10 - Oklahoma City, OK – Bricktown Ballroom
12 - Pittsburgh, PA - The School
Athens, OH’s SKELETONWITCH have just hit the road for a nearly-three week tour alongside Job For A Cowboy and The Red Chord. The band offers up a quick update via the band’s MySpace page: “Greetings you sick fucks!! We're kicking off our tour with Job For a Cowboy and The Red Chord tomorrow!! Please come out and shred 'til you're dead!! Be sure and get there early as we're playing first! Also, there is new SKELETONWITCH merchandise available. On our MySpace page, just click on any of the designs and you'll be directed to the online store. Pretty simple, pretty self explanatory, pretty fucking rad. Hope to see everyone out on the road. As always, thanks for your support!”
SKELETONWITCH continues to support its Prosthetic Records debut, "Beyond The Permafrost," which saw an October 2007 release. Recorded with producer Corey Smoot (GWAR, Municipal Waste) and featuring art from John Baizley (Kylesa, Baroness, Darkest Hour), features a handful of brand new SKELETONWITCH songs alongside a few songs that previously appeared on the self-released SKELETONWITCH records "Worship the Witch" and "At One With The Shadows."
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Glendale, AZ extreme metal powerhouse JOB FOR A COWBOY has announced both North American and United Kingdom tours alongside thrash metal legends MEGADETH in support of it's debut album, Genesis.
JFAC has been handpicked by Megadeth's Dave Mustaine to support his band as part of both the UK and North American Gigantour 2008 tours.
Job For A Cowboy is set to kick off 2008 in grand fashion as it brings its devastating live show to new and larger audiences alongside one of the most successful heavy metal bands of all time in Megadeth. Job For A Cowboy will provide direct support to Megadeth on the UK Gigantour run, set to launch February 17th in Norwich, UK. The week long trek will conclude with a February 24th performance at London's Brixton Academy.
Job For A Cowboy will then join Megadeth, Swedish metal titans IN FLAMES, Finnish thrashers CHILDREN OF BODOM and Oakland, CA power trio HIGH ON FIRE as part of the North American Gigantour, set to launch April 12th in Denver, CO.
On the topic of touring as part of Gigantour, Job For A Cowboy guitarist Ravi Bhadriraju comments, “It is an honor to be selected as part of such a great tour. Bands like High on Fire, Children of Bodom, In Flames and Megadeth are all respected in their own genres and every band has something great to offer. Every band is going to put on a show. Every band will eat you alive. Get your popcorn ready!”
Additionally, Job For A Cowboy will kick off a US tour in support of Genesis beginning January 24th in Fresno, CA. Support on the three week headlining run will be provided by THE RED CHORD and SKELETONWITCH. A full listing of upcoming JFAC live performances follows this message.
In addition to Bhadriraju, Job For A Cowboy features vocalist Jonny Davy, guitarist Bobby Thompson, bassist Brent Riggs and drummer Jon "The Charn" Rice.
Job For A Cowboy tour dates: More...
New Jersey technical metallers, The Binary Code, line up the following shows:
1.23.08 w/ Oh Sleeper, Burden of a Day @ Mainstage Pompton Lakes, NJ
2.05.08 Chubby’s w/ bands TBA in Redbank, NJ
2.22.08 Bands TBA in Bath, PA
2.23.08 w/ Oh Sleeper, Life In Your Way @ Mainstage Pompton Lakes, NJ
2.29.08 w/ Bubbles & more @ Mainstage
3.03.08 w/ Beneath the Massacre, Tony Danza, Born of Osiris @ Mainstage
3.11.08 w/ White Chapel, Impending Doom @ Mainstage Pompton Lakes, NJ
3.14.08 w/ A Life Once Lost, Arsis, Skeletonwitch @ Mainstage Pompton Lakes, NJ
4.25.08 w/ Heaven Shall Burn & the Ghost Inside @ Mainstage Pompton Lakes, NJ
For more information check out their Myspace page
HeavyMetalSource.com conducted an interview Athens, Ohio's SKELETONWITCH on December 28, 2007 in North Hampton, Massachusetts. Watch the 10-minute chat here.
SKELETONWITCH is continuing to tour in support of its Prosthetic Records debut, "Beyond the Permafrost", which was released on October 2. The CD was recorded last year with producer Cory Smoot (MUNICIPAL WASTE, GWAR) and features a handful of brand new SKELETONWITCH songs alongside a few songs that previously appeared on the self-released SKELETONWITCH records "Worship the Witch" and "At One with the Shadows". More...