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More bands were recently confirmed for Maryland Deathfest VII. Just announced to appear at MDF 2009 are:
Swallow the Sun
The Red Chord
Keep of Kalessin
Agenda of Swine
Pretty Little Flower
Bolt Thrower has released this bit of news regarding their first trip to the USA in 14 years:
"Due to the fact that we are not real festival lovers or great fans of flying, the chances of us ever coming to the States for a one-off show was always very small. But after years of relentless emails from Ryan we've finally given in. It's hard to believe that it's been 14 years since we last played in the US, so we are very happy to announce that we are finally coming back. Bolt Thrower will be playing Maryland Deathfest VII, on May 22-24, 2009, at Sonar, Baltimore, MD."
A few more bands were exected to be included in this announcement, but the organizers are still working on the details. Therefore, another announcement is expected with even more band confirmations in the near future, as they wrap up the booking process for Maryland Deathfest 2009
Tickets will definitely go on sale on Friday, November 7th.
Here is a full list of currently confirmed bands for Maryland Deathfest 2009: More...
THE RED CHORD has posted another video diary chronicling their touring on this past summer's Mayhem Fest. You can check it out below. More...
The Red Chord has apparently parted ways with guitar player Mike Keller, who sent Lambgoat the following statement:
"A couple days ago I got a call from one of the guys informing me they made a mutual decision to become a four-piece. They offered little in ways of explanation but I can admit that in the past few tours I had grown apart from the rest of the band, both personally and musically. I was always kind of the oddball new guy of the group and was never really made to feel perfectly welcome. Things ended abruptly, unexpectedly, and weirdly but I hold no animosity. I believe I was ready for the next thing anyway.
"The past year and a half has been a great ride full of terrific memories and new friendships. Thanks to all the bands and fans, and anyone else who helped me out along the way.
"I'm not quite done with music yet, so please check out my future endeavors, including my solo project - Meek Is Murder, which I'm the process of turning into an actual band. Word."
Known by many for his contribution to the music scene for creating amazing works of art for album packaging, fine artist, Paul Romano is now releasing a number of originals for sale to the public for the first time ever on Ebay. Within this first offering of originals, you will find original works of art pertaining to the following bands and their albums: Chiodos, Trivium, Mastodon, At All Cost, The Red Chord, High On Fire, Slayer and This Mourning After.
As the studio overflows with original work, Paul has made the choice to share his work with the public. Over the years many fans of Paul's work have asked for the opportunity to purchase original works and now that request is granted. Never before seen sketches and original works are now available for bidding.
Stay tuned in the coming months, as this will be an ongoing project offering various originals on Ebay.
Check out the various auctions on Ebay (most end late tomorrow, July 22):
This Mourning After - "The Sleep"
Mastodon/Remission Original Pen and Ink
The Red Chord - "Bird Bath"
Mastodon - "Blood Mountain" Booklet
Mastodon - "Colony Of Birchmen"-
High On Fire Original Pen and Ink
Chiodos - "Couple (un)connected"
Chiodos - "Bone Palace Ballet"
At All Cost - Original Pen and Ink
At All Cost - Original Graphite Drawing
Trivium - "Becoming The Dragon"
The promoters of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem tour have posted the following message:
"Due to Northern California wild-fires, July 11th (Sacramento) Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Performance Rescheduled to Monday July 14th
"Concerned for the health and safety of our patrons, performers and employees, Live Nation announces a date change for Sacramento's scheduled Rockstar Energy Mayhem festival at The Sleep Train Amphitheater. The air quality and temperature are expected to improve by end of weekend, allowing for the event to be moved to Monday, July 14th and show time will remain 1:30pm. Tickets purchased for Friday, July 11th will be honored.
"As we enter the second week of wild fires, and the recent 100+ degree temperatures, it is in the best interest of all involved that the tour date be rescheduled as conditions are expected to improve over the weekend. A variety of city and county officials have urged area residents to avoid long-term exposure to the outdoors and limit outdoor recreational activities."
"We sincerely regret this unavoidable cancellation and apologize to fans for any disappointment caused," says tour co-founder John Reese. "And while we're thankful that the show can take place on Monday, our thoughts are with the families in this area during this difficult time. Refunds will be available at original point of purchase." More...
The Shaun Luu Horror Fest is held every year in Syracuse, NY in memory of Shaun Luu. Shaun was part of the Syracuse hardcore/metal/punk and horror/b-movie communities. Shaun passed away three years ago after a long fight with brain cancer. Since then the Shaun Luu Horror Fest has been held each year on, or close to, either Shaun's birthday (June 14th) or the day he passed away (June 11th) and features some of Shaun's favorite movies and music. The fest is a way to keep his memory alive and to raise money for good causes. All proceeds are donated in his name to fight cancer.
The Fourth Annual Shaun Luu Horror Fest:
Saturday, June 14th 2008 at The Palace Theatre (2384 James St.) in Syracuse, NY.
The Red Chord
A Storm of Light
Doors for bands at 12:00pm, doors for movies at 7:00pm. $10 for the bands, $10 for the movies, or $15 for both.
All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society and The Golisano Childrens Hospital.
Trap Them will be utilizing the services of drummer Mike Justian (Unearth, The Red Chord) in the near future, as they've recently parted ways with their last drummer. Justian will perform with the band during their upcoming shows with Disfear. More importantly, he will appear on the group's next Deathwish Inc. release, "Seizures in Barren Praise." The effort will be recorded in June at Godcity studios in Massachusetts.
GENGHIS TRON was in a freak van accident yesterday and, although all passengers are OK, the band’s van and trailer are in need of serious repair forcing the band to cancel their shows in Butler, PA last night and Philadelphia, PA tonight.
Genghis Tron issued the following statement this morning regarding the accident: “"Deja vu. For the second time in Genghis Tron's career we got into a pretty harrowing car accident. Yesterday afternoon while driving on I-71 in Ohio, the rear right wheel of our van decided to jump ship. We spun out across three lanes of busy traffic and landed in a ditch in the median. Somehow we managed to avoid all other cars and luckily no one was injured, but our van and trailer have certainly seen better days.”
“We've set up a paypal donation button on our MySpace page to help us get back on the road in time for next week's tour with Converge. You can also send donations to firstname.lastname@example.org. Every little bit helps... thanks in advance and make sure your tires aren't dickwads like ours! “ More...
The running order for this year's Los Angeles Murderfest has been announced. The event will take place in April at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, CA. Here's the entire lineup and schedule:
Friday, April 18th
Black Sheep Wall 7:45 - 8:15
The Unborn 8:45 - 9:15
The Funeral Pyre 9:45 - 10:15
Genghis Tron 8:15 - 8:45
Baroness 9:15 - 9:45
The Red Chord 10:15 - 10:45
Converge 11:00 - ??:??
Saturday, April 19th More...
Prosthetic Records issues the following press release:
Los Angeles' THE FUNERAL PYRE has launched a brand new MySpace layout design in support of their forthcoming album, "Wounds". Head on over to the band's MySpace page to check out the cover art, latest news and merch. Wounds will be out May 27 on Prosthetic Records and we'll have music posted online shortly. The record sounds great so far and Erik Rutan (Cannibal Corpse, Through The Eyes of the Dead, Goatwhore) is currently wrapping up the mixing and mastering process.
THE FUNERAL PYRE live dates are as follows:
3/20 Los Angeles, CA – Relax Bar (with Yakuza, Withered, Exhausted Prayer)
4/18 Hollywood, CA – The Knitting Factory (Murderfest day one with Converge, The Red Chord, Baroness, Genghis Tron, more)
(Wounds US tour)
5/23 Los Angeles, CA – TBA
5/24 Phoenix, AZ – TBA
5/25 Albuquerque, NM – TBA
5/26 Denver, CO – TBA
5/27 Omaha, NE – TBA
5/28 Salina, KS – TBA
5/29 Salina, KS – TBA
5/30 Dallas, TX – TBA
5/31 Houston, TX – TBA
6/01 Beaumont, TX – TBA
6/02 Austin, TX – TBA
6/03 San Antonio, TX – TBA
6/04 Corpus Christi, TX – TBA
6/05 El Paso, TX – TBA
6/06 Tucson, AZ – TBA
6/07 Yuma, AZ – TBA
6/08 Las Vegas, NV – TBA
6/09 Reno, NV – TBA
6/10 Portland, OR – TBA
6/11 Eugene, OR – TBA
6/12 Fresno, CA – TBA
Baroness will tour the whole U.S. in March and April. The first series of tour dates are with Young Widows, followed by more shows with Converge, The Red Chord, and Genghis Tron. Finally, Coheed and Cambria has tapped Baroness to support them on the road in May.
Here are the latest Baroness tour dates:
Baroness with Young Widows
03/19/08 Gainesville, FL @ The Atlantic
03/20/08 Atlanta, GA United States @ Masquerade
03/21/08 New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
03/22/08 Houston, TX United States @ Rudyards
03/23/08 Austin, TX @ Emo's
03/24/08 Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves
03/25/08 Tulsa, OK @ The Crush Lounge
03/26/08 St. Louis, MO United States @ 2 Cents Plain
03/27/08 Columbus, OH @ Ravari Room w/ Coliseum
03/28/08 Pittsburgh, PA @ Garfield Artworks
03/29/08 Kingston, NY @Backstage Studio Productions More...
Church of the 8th Day, the organizers behind the Los Angeles Murderfest, are proud to announce the next round of bands for the festival, set to take place April 18th, 19th, 20th at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, California as well as announce that tickets for the fest are on sale now!
Daniel Dismal, the festivals founder had this to say about the line-up thus far…
“This years Murderfest has been coming together in ways that we could never imagine! The response thus far has been amazing and most of it has come without us actually announcing most of the headliners.We’re definitely excited about 4.0 and I think once the whole line-up is released people will be amazed at this years fest. I encourage everyone to try and buy their tickets in advance as the Knitting Factory realistically only holds 700 people.”
Sunday’s headliner will be announced next week. The entire festival line-up will be announced within the next few weeks.
Friday, April 18th - $15 advance / $15 at the door
Saturday, April 19th - $33 advance / $35 at the door
Sunday, April 20th - $33 advance / $35 at the door
Two Day Pass (April 19th, 20th) - $60 (Only available in advance)
Friday, April 18th:
THE RED CHORD
+ more TBA
Saturday, April 19th:
+ more TBA
Sunday, April 20th:
Headliner TBA on 2/29
EXTREME NOISE TERROR
TODAY IS THE DAY
AT ALL COST
TERMINALLY YOUR ABORTED GHOST
CALL THE PARAMEDICS
+ more TBA
The following dates have been released for the “Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival” tour, which is set to feature SLIPKNOT, DISTURBED, MACHINE HEAD, MASTODON, DRAGONFORCE, SEVENDUST, THE RED CHORD, 36 CRAZYFISTS, SUICIDE SILENCE, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, WALLS OF JERICHO, BLACK TIDE, and AIRBOURNE:
July 9 - Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
July 11 - Marysville, CA @Sleep Train Amphitheatre
July 12 - Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 15 - Fresno, CA @ Selland Arena
July 16 - Chula Vista, CA @ Coors Amphitheatre
July 18 - Phoenix, AZ @ Cricket Wireless Pavilion
July 19 - Albuquerque, NM @ Journal Pavilion
July 20 - Englewood, CO @ Coors Amphitheatre
July 22 - Bonner Springs, KS @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 23 - Maryland Heights, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amph. St. Louis
July 25 - Dallas, TX @ Superpages.com Centre
July 26 - Selma, TX @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 27 - The Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
July 29 - Tampa, FL @ Ford Amphitheatre at State Fairgrds.
July 30 - West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre
August 1 - Atlanta, GA @ HiFi Buys Amphitheatre
August 2 - Noblesville, IN @ Verizon Wireless Music Center
August 3 - Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
August 6 - Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 8 - Toronto, ON @ The Molson Amphitheatre
August 9 - Burgettstown, PA @ Post-Gazette Pavilion
August 10 - Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
August 13 - Mansfield, MA @ Tweeter Center For The Perf. Arts
August 15 - Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
August 16 - Bristow, VA @ Nissan Pavilion At Stone Ridge
August 17 - Hartford, CT @ New England Dodge Music Center
August 20 - Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
August 21 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
THE RED CHORD have issued the following update:
"Following the JOB FOR A COWBOY dates we have added some additional shows including four (4) dates with THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, HATE ETERNAL and DECREPIT BIRTH."
"We are still playing the show on February 11th in Indianapolis, but we have unforunately had to cancel our Pittsburgh show on February 12th. We will back back to Pittsburgh with CONVERGE in April."
The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
7 - Dayton, OH - The Attic Club (with Job for a Cowboy, Skeletonwitch)
8 - Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall (with Job for a Cowboy, Skeletonwitch, Destroy Destroy Destroy)
9 - Joplin, MO - The Foundry (with Job for a Cowboy, Skeletonwitch)
10 - Oklahoma City, OK - Bricktown Ballroom (with Job for a Cowboy, Skeletonwitch)
11 - Indianapolis, IN - Harrisonn Center For The Arts (with Black Arrows Of Filth And Impurity, Armana Reign)
12 - Sauget, IL - Pops (with The Black Dahlia Murder, Hate Eternal, Decrepit Birth)
13 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues (with The Black Dahlia Murder, Hate Eternal, Decrepit Birth)
14 - Cleveland, OH - Peabodys Down Under (with The Black Dahlia Murder, Hate Eternal, Decrepit Birth)
15 - Detroit, MI - Majestic Theatre (with The Black Dahlia Murder, Hate Eternal, Decrepit Birth)
This year's Los Angeles Murderfest will take place on April 18th, 19th, and 20th at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, CA. The event will feature two stages and although headliners have yet to be announced, the following acts are slated to perform:
The Red Chord
Today Is The Day
Terminally Your Aborted Ghost
Extreme Noise Terror
SLIPKNOT, DISTURBED, DRAGONFORCE and MASTODON will the main stage on the first Rockstar Energy Mayhem festival tour, set to kick off July 9th at the White River Amphitheatre in Seattle. The tour will hit 30 cities in the US and Canada between early July and late August.
The tour will have two second stages - one featuring SEVENDUST, AIRBOURNE, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, 36 CRAZYFISTS and the Jägermeister Battle of The Bands Winner. A second stage will feature MACHINE HEAD, BLACK TIDE, SUICIDE SILENCE, THE RED CHORD and WALLS OF JERICHO.
Official tour dates, cities and the tour’s Internet pre-sale will be announced in the coming weeks. Go to www.mayhemfest.com to keep up with details.
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."
Here are the latest Skeletonwitch tour dates: More...
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...
More dates have been released for CONVERGE’s upcoming tour with THE RED CHORD and GENGHIS TRON:
March 30 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
April 1 - New York, NY @ Blender Theatre
April 2 - Buffalo, NY @ Showplace Theatre
April 3 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
April 4 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
April 5 - Chicago, IL @ Reggies Rock Club
April 6 - Chicago, IL @ Reggies Rock Club
April 7 - Milwaukee, WI @ Richfield Chalet
April 8 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
April 9 - Sioux Falls, SD @ Nutty’s
April 10 - Iowa City, IA @ The Picador
April 11 - Omaha, NE @ Sokol
April 12 - Lawrence, KS @ Bottleneck
April 13 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
April 15 - Boise, ID @ The Venue
April 16 - Portland, OR @ Satyricon
April 18 - Los Angeles, CA @ Knitting Factory
April 19 - Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
April 20 - Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
April 22 - Austin, TX @ Red 7
April 23 - Dallas, TX @ The Door
April 24 - Houston, TX @ Red Room
April 25 - New Orleans, LA @ The High Ground
April 26 - St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
April 27 Orlando, FL @ The Social
May 1 Baltimore, MD @ Otto Bar
May 2 Pittsburgh, PA @ The School
May 3 Philadelphia, PA @ Starlight Ballroom