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A new episode of The Governor’s Ball has been released. In this episode The Governor brings you a double-dose of American thrashiness, more Christmas metal, and a message for all those Governor worshippers out there.
The Governor talks thrash and manliness with guitarist Scott Hedrick, bassist Evan Linger, and vocalist Chance Garnette of Skeletonwitch. Also The Governor reunites with vocalist Jamie Stewart from The Absence to catch up on their ongoing road mightiness and their musical “maturity.”
Plus on "Some Sly Advice" Sly lets you know how to approach ladies in a mall without coming across as a stalker.
And, of course, The Governor unloads a selection of metal music for your headbanging pleasure.
Download the episode and subscribe to The Governor’s rss feed at www.thegovernorsball.com. You can also download this episode directly below:
The Governor’s Ball! The “Mighty” Metal and Comedy Show
Darkest Hour has lined up some tour dates on the East Coast where they will be joined by The Red Chord, Through The Eyes Of The Dead, Skeletonwitch and Rose Funeral.
The tour dates are as follows:
December 18 - Wilmington, NC @ The Soapbox (no TRC)
December 19 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Church
December 20 - Pompton Lakes, NJ @ Mainstage
December 21 - Washington, D.C. 2 9:30 Club
American metallers Skeletonwitch has announced that longtime friend Evan Linger will be handling bass duties in the band from now on.
"I'm stoked to be a part of Skeletonwitch,” Linger says about joining the band. “I've been friends with these assholes for quite a long time so I have a pretty good idea of what I'm in for... a hangover!"
"We we would like to officially welcome our new bass player, Evan Linger, to Skeletonwitch,” guitarist Nate Garnette states. “He's a bad-ass friend, a bad-ass player, and an all around bad-ass dude. Bad-ass!!”
Before joining the BLACKEST OF THE BLACK tour with DANZIG and DIMMU BORGIR on October 9 in Miami Beach, Florida, SKELETONWITCH will be playing some headlining dates. Bands providing support on select dates include TRAP THEM (Deathwish) and THE GATES OF SLUMBER (Profound Lore). The tour dates are listed below.
In addition, on October 30, SKELETONWITCH is teaming up with Dallas/Ft. Worth based Music Feeds People to raise monetary and food donations for the North Texas Food Bank. Fans in the area can hang with the band after their BLACKEST OF THE BLACK performance in exchange for donations. More details can be found here.
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.
Here are the latest SKELETONWITCH tour dates: More...
The second day of Indianapolis Metal Fest II has been cancelled. Here's a statement from show organizers:
"Due to issues entirely beyond our control, the Saturday show at 5100 W. 38th Street, Indianapolis has been cancelled. More details will be available on our website soon.
"We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. Make-up dates are being considered, and we are certain to file legal action against the parties responsible for this situation.
"Thanks to all who came out to the show on Friday night -- it was a GREAT crowd and the bands were amazing. Though we were unable to give you the show we wanted to give you due to problems and code violations within the venue, I think we all pulled together as best we could and made the Friday night show one hell of a good show.
"Special thanks to Morgan and Mercedes Lander from Kittie for being so exceptionally cool. Extra special thanks to Dino Cazares for invaluable advice and support during the show.
"A major announcement and statement will be made concerning this issue in a day or so."
Monolith Entertainment and the Indianapolis Metal Fest II have announced a change in venue for the two day event to be held September 26th and 27th, 2008. The festival, dubbed "the Midwest's fastest growing celebration of all things metal," will move to the Marquee Convention and Event Center located at 5100 W. 38th Street in Indianapolis, IN 46254.
The Festival was originally scheduled to be held at the Madame C.J. Walker Theatre but the organizers moved the event to the new venue to accommodate the comfort of additional fans to move inside in case of inclement weather.
Monolith Entertainment is working through all media outlets to inform all fans who have already purchased tickets that these tickets are remain valid at the new venue. All other details remain the same with regards to the show and ticket booking info.
The Indianapolis Metal Fest II is featuring acts from all over the world and from all genres of metal including: Dew-Scented, Kittie, Divine Heresy, Into Eternity, Arsis, Mustasch, Ekotren, Demiricous, Shadowside, The Absence, Woe of Tyrants, Psyopus, Wykked Wytch, Obszon Geschopf, Threat Signal, Green Jelly, Into Eternity, Daylight Dies, Bleed The Sky, Destrophy, Skeletonwitch, The Destro, Gates Of Slumber and more.
Nuclear Blast USA Recording artist and death metal act Arsis is confirmed to appear at the Indianapolis Metal Fest II on September 26th and 27.
Arsis joins label mates Dew-Scented, Threat Signal, and Bleed the Sky for their first-ever appearance at what's being touted as the "fastest growing celebration of all things metal." In its second year, the Indianapolis Metal Fest is setting itself apart from other metal festivals by highlighting diverse bands from all metal genres.
2008 has proved to be busy and successful for the Virginia-based Arsis, which is arriving in Indianapolis fresh off their summer "Trash and Burn Tour" with Misery Signal, Darkest Hour, and Parkway Drive and will hit the road again in November on the "European MetalFest Tour" with Morbid Angel and Kataklysm through the end of the year. Arsis is performing and touring with material from their latest Nuclear Blast Release, "We are the Nightmare."
Joining Arsis, Dew-Scented, Threat Signal, and Bleed the Sky at the Indianapolis Metal Fest II will be national bands Kittie, Divine Heresy, Mustasch, The Absence, Ekotren, Woe of Tyrants, Demiricous, Shadowside (Brazil), Level-C, Wykked Wytch, Obszon Geschopf (France), Green Jelly, Into Eternity, Daylight Dies, Destrophy, Skeletonwitch, The Destro, Gates of Slumber, Gigan, Black Chapel, and a number of hand-picked artists and regional favorites.
The show will take place at Madame Walker Theater, located at 617 Indiana Avenue in Indianapolis. Two-day tickets are $30 in advance/$40 at the door. Tickets are available at indianapolismetalfest.com, www.myspace.com/indymetalfest or by phone at (888) 690-9875.
Tickets are also available locally at select retails locations listed below. More...
Norwegian symphonic black metallers, DIMMU BORGIR, have scheduled two Mexican concerts in early October to take place before the launch of their co-headlining North American run as part of this year's Blackest of The Black tour (featuring DANZIG, MOONSPELL, WINDS OF PLAGUE, and SKELETONWITCH):
10/04 - Cafe Iguana - Monterrey, MEX
10/05 - Circo Volador - Mexico City, MEX
Following a successful 2007 debut, the Indianapolis Metal Fest is returning this September 26 and 27 to prove itself as the Midwest's premiere metal festival.
The festival includes an assortment of headliner-status and personally-chosen unsigned artists, including three bands that will be making their U.S. debuts. Bands already confirmed are: Dew Scented, Kittie, Divine Heresy, Mustasch, Daylight Dies, Bleed The Sky, Into Eternity, Ekotren, Skeletonwitch, The Destro, Gigan (ex-Hate Eternal), Psyopus, Level-C, Obszon Geschopf, Black Chapel, Demiricous, Gates of Slumber, Threat Signal, and The Absence. In all, the festival will host 60 bands over the two days. More...
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...