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The Metal Suckfest -- the 2-day, 20-band, MetalSucks-curated metal festival being held at NYC's Gramercy Theater on November 4th and 5th -- has made a last minute addition to its Day 1 roster: NYC pornogrind act Lake Bukkake will open the fest, prior to headliners Municipal Waste, God Forbid, Today is the Day, Howl, Black Tusk, and many more. Metalsucks commented:
"After months and months and months of negotiations — and by 'negotiations,' we mean 'us pestering and begging them constantly' — the group has FINALLY agreed to emerge from their shell to play the opening set on Day 1 of The Metal Suckfest, one week from today, Friday, November 4. The band will play both I Left My Heart…and 1996's Shut Up it’s Good for Your Complexion in their entirety. (The combined running time of both albums is less than fifteen minutes.)
"They also PROMISED us to debut at LEAST two songs from Chinese Bukkakacy, which they have, indeed, been working on for awhile (although apparently it may not be called that anymore — 'The idea seemed pretty funny in 2006, not so much anymore,' the band told us by e-mail)."
The full Metal Sucks fest lineup is as follows: More...
The inaugural Metal Suckfest, a 2-day metal festival set to take place on November 4th and 5th at New York City's Gramercy Theater, has announced four additional bands have been added to the lineup. All Pigs Must Die and This is Hell will appear on Friday, November 4th alongside Municipal Waste, while Three and Last Chance to Reason will open for Cynic on Saturday, November 5th. The lineup is as follows:
Thursday, November 3rd (PRE-GAME)
Keep of Kalessin
Friday, November 4th More...
MetalSucks has announced the latest batch of bands to appear at The Metal Suckfest, a concert event this fall spanning two days and featuring 20 bands. As previously announced, Municipal Waste will headline the first night, Friday, November 4th, while Cynic will headline the second night, Saturday, November 5th, at NYC's Gramercy Theater.
The lineup so far is shaping up as such:
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4
Today is the Day
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5
The Red Chord
A Life Once Lost
Scale the Summit
The remaining four bands to play the festival will be announced soon. Tickets for the festival will go on sale this Friday, September 9th, at 10am at LiveNation.com.
Barn Burner recently completed a Canadian tour with 3 Inches of Blood and Cancer Bats and a headlining run through the west coast of the US. Of course, seeing as the band loves to party on the road, Barn Burner will be heading right back out in July and August with Ramming Speed.
Barn Burner will be touring in support of the band's second album, "Bangers II: Scum of the Earth," which saw the group once again teaming up with producer/engineer Adrian Popovich (Tricky Woo, Priestess, Sam Roberts, The Dears, and Sebastian Grainger).
The upcoming Barn Burner tour dates with Ramming Speed are as follows:
07/28 Burlington, VT TBA
07/29 Portland, ME The Fermentery w/ War Animal
07/30 Allston, MA The Butcher Shop w/ Phantom Glue
07/31 New York, NY Saint Vitus w/ Natur
08/01 Barn Burner music video shoot
08/02 Washington DC Corpse Fortress w/ Locusta
08/03 Richmond, VA Strange Matter
08/04 Philadelphia, PA JR's w/ Casket, Transient
08/05 Rochester, NY The Crown Barn Burner ONLY
08/05 Providence, RI Castlevania Ramming Speed only w/ Locusta
08/06 Somerville, MA Starlab Ramming Speed only w/ Locusta
Ramming Speed has posted two European tour trailers online from its current tour with Municipal Waste. You can view the clips below:
Richmond, Virginia's Municipal Waste is set to return to Europe next week for a headlining tour. The band, which has just finished a short run around the USA, will be kicking off the European tour on Friday, December 3rd in Belfast, UK. Support will come from Saviours and Ramming Speed. Municipal Waste drummer Dave Witte comments:
"We are ready to return to the UK/EU with Saviours and Ramming Speed to celebrate our last tour of the year. It's gonna be awesome! Get there early, this is a great bill that you won't wanna miss!"
Front man Tony Foresta adds:
"I'm really looking forward to getting back over there. It feels like it's been forever since we've been. It seems like each time we come back the crowds get bigger and crazier. It's always good to come back year after year to see the same familiar faces as well as hordes of new ones getting rowdy to our music. I can't wait. This time we're taking Ramming Speed and Saviours. Both bands we've known for a while and dig them as friends as well as musicians, so I'm assuming that every night will be entertaining onstage as well as everywhere else this rowdy crew goes. It should be a fun one."
The dates are as follows: More...
Virginian crossover thrash metal outfit Municipal Waste has announced that they will be heading back to Europe this December, to make up for their previously cancelled European plans. Joining them on the trek will be Saviours and Ramming Speed.
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This June Boston road warriors RAMMING SPEED embark on their "Sons of Thunder" tour, the band's second ever two month world tour. Featuring multiple festival appearances and one off shows with the likes of Magrudergrind and Municipal Waste, the tour will bring the band from Iceland to Slovakia. In tow will be Ramming Speed's latest vinyl offering, "Always Disgusted, Never Surprised" (Punks Before Profits), the Candlelight Records debut "Brainwreck" and it's freshly repressed slime-green vinyl version (Brutal Panda Records). The newly repressed version of "Brainwreck" is limited to 300 copies and available for pre-order here.
As a warm up to the summer tour, RAMMING SPEED recently played the Revolver Magazine Golden God's party in New York (video of which can be seen here and below) and drummer Jonah Livingston sat down for a bit of pre-tour Q & A with UK metal blog Thrash Hits here.
Here are the latest RAMMING SPEED "Son's of Thunder" World Tour dates: More...
GHOUL has announced the complete tour dates for their European Roadkill tour. Complete Ghoul tour dates are as follows:
09/05 - Morbide Festspiele XI at Eastclub - Bischofswerda, Germany w/ Malevolent Creation, Vomitory, Satans Revenge on Mankind
09/07 - MKC-Next Bar - Ziar Nad Hronum w/ Jakubysko and Boiling Point
09/08 - Chelsea - Vienna, Austria w/ Municipal Waste
09/09 - Channel Zero - Ljubljana, Slovenia w/Extreme Smoke 57 and Septic Scum
09/11 - Septembertember 2 Dismember Fest - Bologna, Italy w/Birdflesh and Septic Scum
09/12- Uns Scheint die Sonne aus Dem Arsch Festival - Riegenhof, Germany
09/13- Le Klub - Paris, France w/ Altar of Plagues, Eibon, Lava, & Arafat
09/15- Semifinal- Helsinki, Finland w/ AVOIMEN HAUDAN LOYHKA and FORCA MACABRA
09/16- Vastavirta - Tampere, Finland w/ AVOIMEN HAUDAN LOYHKA
09/17- Little Devil - Tilburg, Netherlands w/ Sinister, Regurgitation, Viral Load, Embalmer
09/18- Velokot - Oostende, Belgium
09/19- NRW Deathfest at AJZ Bahndamm - Wermelskirchen, Germany
10/30 - Oakland Metro - Oakland, California, USA w/ Cannabis Corpse, Brainoil, Population Reduction, Ramming Speed
BURNING THE PROSPECT has announced more tour dates with RAMMING SPEED. The full tour schedule is as follows:
Tuesday 21st July - The Chameleon, Nottingham
Wednesday 22nd July - The Stockroom, Sheffield
Thursday 23rd July - Club Revolution (The Park), Peterborough
Friday 24th July - The Indian Queen, Boston
Saturday 25th July - Cussedfest! The Brudenell Social, Leeds
Burning The Prospect has announced a few summer shows with Canadian trashers Ramming Speed:
Jul 12 2009 8:00P - Groomfest! - Horse & Groom, Lincoln, Midlands
Jul 23 2009 8:00P - Revolution, Peterborough, Midlands w/ Ramming Speed
Jul 24 2009 8:00P - Indian Queen, Boston, Midlands w/ Ramming Speed
Jul 25 2009 8:00P - Cussed Fest!, Brudenell Social ClubLeeds, Northeast
Canadian thrashers Ramming Speed have parted with their bassist and are seeking a permanent replacement. Here's the complete update from the band:
"Hails, followers of the Speed! There are some new things on the horizon for the band so I felt like an update was in order.
"First, and most importantly, Ramming Speed are currently dealing with our first line up change. Derek “The Bass Player” Cloonan has always been like a brother to us. We’ve fought the good fight together for the last 3 years, risking life and limb traversing the US as a solidified unit of rock. In any case, Derek recently cut his hair. He said something like “I don’t wanna to make a big deal out of it”. Alas, it is a big deal, so we kicked him out of the band. Phil “Phil in” Harwood (Bones Brigade, Coctopus) will once again be bringing his shit-stache, Rickenbacker, and smoke machine with us on the road taking Derek’s place on our upcoming winter mini-tour. Anyone interested in the permanent position must have long hair and be able to play the set set after drinking 6 or 7 beers.
"Moving on, we will be playing a few shows or so on our way back from THIS IS FOR YOU FEST this coming week. Here's the schedule for that:" More...
RAMMING SPEED is back on the road with a new batch of tour dates going through November 7th. They will be supporting their new album, "Brainwreck," which is out now.
Master shredder Kallen “Flowers” Bliss will be missing the first month of tour due to surgery, and in his place Derek “The bass player” Cloonan will be stepping up to the task of second guitar. Phil “I’m still on probation from the last Ramming Speed US tour” Harwood will then be filling in on bass. You may know Phil from such bands as Bones Brigade and Coctopus.
Here are the dates for the 2008 BRAINWRECK Fall tour: More...
The 2008 Battlespeed tour has been announced, featuring Boston, MA thrash grinders Ramming Speed and Richmond, VA fantasy death/black metallers Battlemaster.
Also worth noting, Ramming Speed have copies of their brand new release, "Brainwreck" (on TDB Records) which won't officially be released until early August.
Here are the 2008 Battlespeed tour dates, featuring Ramming Speed and Battlemaster (* are Ramming Speed only): More...
Boston thrash metalers Ramming Speed are heading out for a two week east coast tour this week. The band who just finished demoing 12 new songs will then be heading into New Alliance in Cambridge, MA to record their debut full length. In meantime, a follow up to the 2007's “Full Speed Ahead” 7” will be released on TDB Records this winter in the form of a split 7” with English crust devastators Burning The Prospect. Look out for that record around March.
Here are the latest Ramming Speed “Push me into the pool” '08 winter tour dates:
1/4 Pawtucket, Rhode Island @ The Metal Mansion (w/Tides)
1/5 New Brunswick, New Jersey @ The Pop Off
1/6 Richmond, Virginia @ Rumor Boutique (w/Battlemaster)
1/7 Raleigh, North Carolina @ Volume 11 (w/Battlemaster)
1/8 Atlanta, Georgia @ HELP!
1/9 Tallahassee, Florida @ The Shit Shack
1/10 Gainesville, Florida @ TBA
1/11 Tampa Bay, Florida @ Transisions Art Gallery at Skatepark of Tampa
1/12 Orlando, Florida @ Conway House
1/13 Columbia, South Carolina @ The 112
1/14 Blacksburg, Virginia @ The Lodge
1/15 Baltimore, Maryland @ The Talking Head
1/16 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania @ The Pizza Pit
1/17 Albany, New York @ Valentines (downstairs)
Teenage Disco Bloodbath Records have signed two new bands, Coctopus and Ramming Speed.
Boston's Coctopus features former members of Bones Brigade and Shanghai Valentine. The band plays "balls-out" rock inspired by classic rockers Iron Maiden, Thin Lizzy, Black Sabbath, Motorhead and Jimi Hendrix. Their debut album is due out this summer. You can check out a few songs here.
Also hailing from Boston, Ramming Speed will be releasing a brand new 7" this summer followed by a full US tour. This five-piece thrash outfit features former members of Backstabbers Inc. and Cyanide Breed. The band has posted a handful of tracks here.
Ramming Speed has a number of tour dates lined up for this summer, the latter portion paired with with Coctopus on a number of them. Here are the Ramming Speed “Top of the Dude Chain” Tour '07 dates: More...