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This fall, The Day of the Shred Festival returns to Southern California presenting a diverse lineup of heavy music acts.
Billed as an experience "to gather the living and remember the dead," The Day of the Shred will take place on November 1st (Dia de los Muertos) in Santa Ana, CA. Celebrating monolithic riffs, skateboarding and the souls of the departed, the second annual festival will be an all day, all ages event.
Tickets for the 2015 Day of the Shred Festival are on sale now at this location. Early bird general admission tickets are $59 (+ tax) and a limited VIP ticket package (which includes express entry, a signed festival screen print, access to the artist lounge, complimentary microbrew and snacks, a limited edition record bag and an exclusive Thief X Obey concert shirt) is also available. The band lineup consists of: More...
Oakland metal unit Saviours just kicked off a short run of live dates. The band will pillage through nine cities, the trek coming to a close in Fresno at Strummer's.
Saviors recently put the finishing touches on an as-yet-untitled new full-length album. Captured at Type Foundry in Portland with the inimitable Billy Anderson, the band's forthcoming long player will be released via Listenable Records this Fall.
4/02/2015 El Corazon - Seattle, WA
4/03/2015 Tonic Lounge - Portland, OR
4/05/2015 Backstage Bar & Billiards - Las Vegas, NV
4/06/2015 Club Red - West Theater - Mesa, AZ
4/07/2015 Club Congress - Tucson, AZ
4/08/2015 Constellation Room at the Observatory - Santa Ana, CA
4/09/2015 SLO Brew - San Luis Obispo, CA
4/10/2015 Strummer's - Fresno, CA
With four full-lengths and seven EPs to the band's name and having played in twenty-one countries, Oakland, California-based metal unit Saviours continues to forge ahead with towering riffs, colossal rhythms, infectious guitar harmonies, and an obsession with the end of times.
Saviours opens a new chapter in its winding career with a partnership with French label Listenable Records, which will release the band's new album this Fall. Said Saviours in a collective statement:
"We're very happy to finally announce our deal with Listenable. They're true supporters of what we do and have been a pleasure to work with thus far. Since last June we've been beating the new songs into submission and now it's really starting to take shape and sound killer.
"There are some doomy crushers and faster ragers in the mix so it's sounding like a natural and logical continuation of where we left off with Death's Procession. In March we'll play some West Coast shows then begin recording at Type Foundry in Portland with the inimitable Billy Anderson. Can't wait to get this new record out, it's been too fucking long!"
Austin Barber - guitar, vocals
Sonny Reinhardt - guitar, vocals
Scott Batiste - drums
Andy Anderson - bass
Japan's Church of Misery has announced tour dates for this fall in the United States and Canada. The band's latest album, "Thy Kingdom Scum," features the return of original vocalist, Hideki Fukasawa.
To preview the live experience awaiting fans on this tour, watch the video for "Brother Bishop" below, and see a full list of live dates after the jump.
Following the ongoing Saint Vitus North American tour, today Scott "Wino" Weinrich confirms his latest round of live performances, as the man will bring his solo acoustic set to the road once again, this time in support of the almighty American rock machine Clutch.
Wino has supported Clutch on tour in recent years, with both his backing band as heard on his 2009-released "Punctuated Equilibrium" album as well as solo as his 2010-released debut acoustic album "Adrift." On this special run of year-end dates, Wino will join Mondo Generator and Saviours supplying opening support for Clutch, with a six-show run from Washington DC up the East Coast and ending in Worcester, Massachusetts on New Year’s Eve. Tickets for this short but incredible tour will go on sale this Friday, September 21st.
12/26/2012 9:30 Club – Washington DC
12/27/2012 The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
12/28/2012 Buster's Billiards & Backroom – Lexington, KY
12/29/2012 Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
12/30/2012 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
12/31/2012 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
After Pallbearer marched its audience toward a giant, gaping abyss at ND, I hustled a couple blocks west to Dirty Dog Bar. I learned an important lesson last year: If you don’t have a badge or wrist band, show up early to ensure you get into the venue. Last year, I showed up a band or two into the Metal Alliance show and missed Saint Vitus and Crowbar. Once the doors opened, the bar’s staff allowed a few badge and wrist-band holders in first and then opened the flood gates to everyone else.
The Atlas Moth did not bide its time in leisurely boredom like me. The Chicago-based space sludge masters were busy setting up for their second show in the span of a couple of hours. The group filled in the vacancy left by Rwake, who also bowed out of The Atlas Moth’s earlier show. Without their planetary light show that illuminated ND’s, The Atlas Moth’s performance was not as visually stunning. Their keyboards, effects and coarse tones updated the flowery texture of traditional psychedelia. Although they call Profound Lore home, The Atlas Moth could fit right in on Neurosis’ Neurot label. More...
Holy Grail has announced that the band will be hitting the road this coming March for a short run of Westerns U.S. tour dates. Support on the mini-tour is set to come from Saviours. The full list of confirmed dates can be found below.
03/11 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
03/12 Tucson, AZ – Plush
03/17 Midland, TX – Pine Box
03/19 Fullerton, CA – The Slidebar (no Saviours)
03/20 Scottsdale, AZ – Rogue
03/21 Los Angeles, CA – Satellite
03/22 Los Osos, CA – Sweet Springs Saloon
03/23 San Francisco, CA – Elbo Room
Saviours has posted a new music video online through Metal Hammer titled "Crete'n," which can be viewed in the player below.
The track is taken off the band's latest album "Death’s Procession," which was recently released through Kemado Records.
Saviours has announced the release of the band's fourth album, "Death’s Procession," coming September 6th, 2011 on Kemado Records. Drummer Scott Batiste delivers this statement about the album:
“The main influence on this album was to go back to where we started - Sabbath, Maiden, Motorhead, Thin Lizzy... The whole record is a trek through Earth’s demise which everyone contributes to, oblivious or not. It’s a procession toward death. The world has gone insane. Humans have become apathetic, greedy, self-centered, over-medicated, delusional parasites in a filthy, drained and deflated world. It’s hopeless now, too far gone. Now we wait. That's what this record is about. Earth’s possession and death's procession.”
"Death’s Procession" was recorded by Phil Manley (of Trans Am and The Fucking Champs) at Lucky Cat in San Francisco. None other than Church Of Satan founder Anton Lavey makes a guest appearance of sorts -- says Batiste, “the crazy organ sounding thing through the beginning is Austin’s guitar thru Anton Lavey's old black Leslie, purchased from Lavey's estate sale... absolutely terrifying in person.”
Leading up to the release of "Death’s Procession," Kemado will release two ultra-limited, vinyl-only 12” EPs, featuring tracks from the album with other unreleased songs.
Saviours will also hit the road in September for a full North American tour with Weedeater, Bison B.C., and Fight Amp. Details are available here.
Bison B.C. is finally heading back out on the road this fall, as the Vancouver, BC based act will be joining Weedeater, Saviours, and Fight Amp from September 2nd in Lawrence, KS through October 14th in Savannah, GA. The tour will be Bison B.C.'s first full tour with new drummer Matt Wood.
Dates are as follows:
09/02 Lawrence, KS Jackpot
09/03 St. Louis, MO The Fubar
09/04 Nashville, TN The End
09/05 Ashville, NC Lexington Ave. Brewery
09/06 Raleigh, NC Kings Barcade
09/07 Baltimore, MD Sonar
09/08 Richmond, VA Stange Matter
09/09 Philadelphia, PA North Star Bar
09/10 Brooklyn, NY Europa
09/11 Cambridge, MA Middle East (downstairs)
09/13 Toronto, ON Lee's Palace
09/14 Rochester, NY Montage Music Hall
09/15 Columbus, OH Outland Live
09/16 Grand Rapids, MI The Pyramid Scheme
09/17 Chicago, IL Reggies
09/18 Marquette, MI Upfront and Co.
09/19 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club
09/20 Rock Island, IL Rock Island Brewing Co.
09/23 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
09/24 Salt Lake City, UT Burt's Tiki Lounge
09/26 Seattle, WA The Highline
09/27 Vancouver, BC The Rickshaw Theatre
09/28 Portland, OR Branx
09/29 San Francisco, CA The Independent
10/01 San Diego, CA Soda Bar
10/02 Los Angeles, CA The Key Club
10/03 Tempe, AZ TBA
10/04 Albuquerque, NM The Launchpad
10/06 Austin, TX Emo's
10/07 Houston, TX Fitzgerald's
10/08 New Orleans, LA Siberia
10/09 Atlanta, GA The Earl
10/10 Athens, GA New Earth Music Hall
10/11 Tallahassee, FL The Engine Room
10/12 Tampa, FL The Orpheum
10/14 Savannah, GA The Jinx
LIGHTNING SWORDS OF DEATH is playing a FREE show this Saturday at the Roxy in West Hollywood with MIDNIGHT and SAVIOURS, RSVP here to gain entry. Here are the full show details:
Church of the 8th Day + Scion present:
Saturday, May 14th, 2011
The Scion Metal Matinee ft.
LIGHTNING SWORDS OF DEATH
@ The Roxy Theater
9009 W Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA
All Ages - 4:00-7:00PM - FREE with RSVP
California black metal legion Lighting Swords of Death will be joining the upcoming 7 Days Of Plague Tour, a West Coast tour that celebrates paint-huffing and paint-peeling volume. On the tour will be Midnight, Saviours, Lighting Swords of Death, and Archons. Commented Lighting Swords of Death vocalist Autarch of the short but imminent journey: "Seven days of hellfire, anarchy and fucking Armageddon. If you miss this, kill yourself!"
The dates are as follows:
5/13/2011 O’Connell’s - San Diego, CA w/ the Strikers
5/14/2011 The Roxy - Hollywood, CA (No Archons)
5/15/2011 Eli's Mile High Club - Oakland, CA
5/16/2011 Elbo Room - San Francisco, CA
5/17/2011 Jambalaya - Arcata, CA
5/18/2011 Plan B - Portland, OR
5/19/2011 Highline - Seattle, WA w/ Black Queen
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.
The tour dates are as follows: More...
California's Saviours has checked in with the following recap of recent tour dates and announcement about an upcoming U.S. tour:
"We've conquered Europe with our partners in crime Black Cobra and Weedeater. The tour was insane, the shows were great, we played a bunch of festivals and cool new places we hadn't been before, we got weird and it kicked ass. Many thanks to our fearless driver Brozak, Black Cobra, Weedeater, Avocado for booking the shit, Dominic and Division for doing press stuff and most importantly all the euromaniacs who came out a raged every night with us. It was simultaneously real and unreal, if that makes any sense.
"At the end of the tour we headed to Den Haag, Holland for a quick studio trip with Guy Tavares, who does the awesome Motorwolf label. Guy and engineer Hans tracked two new songs for us the old way- 16 track, 1" tape, no punch-ins, edits or automation. We recorded one new song and then a 21 minute 'alternate' version of it, which will be mixed to full heavy psychedelic fruition by Guy over the next month and eventually included on an upcoming EP.
"Our only full US tour this year is rapidly approaching. Ozzfest should be insane and debaucherous and we're super excited for it, whatever it may entail! We've announced some pre-fest dates and some off-dates from the tour as well and we will be headlining a few select US cities on the way back from the east coast after Ozzfest. A few more dates will be announced soon. A few more big announcements are coming soon. Thanks again for all the support, its been a fucking killer summer so far!" More...
A new teaser trailer has been posted online for the "Fall Into Darkness 2009" DVD, which features performance footage from YOB, Agalloch, Earth, Ludicra, Saviours, Witch Mountian, Amber Asylum, and others. The trailer can be viewed below. All performances on the DVD were recorded at Berbati's Pan, in Portland OR, between Oct 29th and Oct 31st, 2009.
California metallers Saviours have updated their tour schedule with the following upcoming U.S. and European dates:
5/22/10 BERKELEY, CA 924 GILMAN W/ TALK IS POISON, IRON LUNG, WALLS, IN DISGUST
5/28/10 AUSTIN, TX CHAOS IN TEJAS / RED 7 W/ TOXIC HOLOCAUST, GEHENNA, ASHDAUTAS
5/31/10 FORT WORTH, TX THE ALAMO W/ BLOOD OF THE SUN, THE ROLLER
6/01/10 DENTON, TX RUBBER GLOVES W/ BLOOD OF THE SUN, THE ROLLER
6/02/10 DALLAS, TX DOUBLEWIDE W/ BLOOD OF THE SUN, THE ROLLER
6/04/10 NEW ORLEANS, LA ONE EYED JACKS W/ BLOOD OF THE SUN, THOU, THE ROLLER
6/05/10 HOUSTON, TX FREE PRESS MUSIC FEST W/ FLAMING LIPS, CRO MAGS, MUNICIPAL WASTE
6/12/10 ANTWERPEN, BELGIUM TRIX W/ WEEDEATER, BLACK COBRA
6/13/10 BIELEFELD, GERMANY AJZ W/ WEEDEATER, BLACK COBRA
6/14/10 PLYMOUTH, UK WHITE RABBIT W/ WEEDEATER, BLACK COBRA More...
Heavy metal legends Ozzy Osbourne and Rob Halford appeared on Sixx Sense last Friday night to discuss the recently announced Ozzfest festival, which will take place in six cities across the United States this August. You can watch a video of the appearance below.
Ozzfest will feature Ozzy Osbourne, Motley Crue, Rob Halford, Devildriver and Nonpoint on the main stage, with Black Label Society, Drowning Pool, Kingdom Of Sorrow, Goatwhore, Skeletonwitch, Saviours and Kataklysm performing on the second stage.
The tour dates for Ozzfest are as follows:
August 14 - San Bernardino, CA - San Manuel Amphitheater
August 17 - Chicago, IL - First Midwest Bank Amp.
August 19 - Pittsburg, PA - First Niagara Pavilion
August 21 - Hartford, CT - Comcast Theater
August 22 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna
August 24 - Boston, MA - Comcast Center More...
Ozzy Osbourne's famous Ozzfest will see it's return this year when it kicks off in August. As predicted, Ozzy himself will headline the event, along with co-headliners Motley Crue. Also performing on the main stage will be Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford, Devildriver and Nonpoint.
The second stage of the event will be headlined by Black Label Society, led by former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde. Other bands confirmed for the second stage include Drowning Pool, Kingdom Of Sorrow, Goatwhore, Skeletonwitch, Saviours and Kataklysm.
Each OzzFest date will include 13 bands on two stages with music beginning at 1:00 PM. In addition, concert-goers can once again visit the OZZFest “Village of the Damned” featuring a mix of interactive activities, shopping and entertainment throughout the venue concourses.
The initial Ozzfest 2010 tour dates are as follows: More...
California's Saviours has announced the following upcoming tour dates:
4/30 2010 SWR BARROSELAS METAL FEST W/TRIPTYKON, ARCHGOAT, SOURVEIN BARROSELAS, PORTUGAL
5/2 2010 FIGHTING COCKS KINGSTON, UK
5/3 2010 TRILLIANS NEWCASTLE, UK
5/4 2010 CORPORATION SHEFFIELD, UK
5/5 2010 SOUTH OF THE BORDER LONDON, UK
5/6 2010 ROCK CITY NOTTINGHAM
5/28 2010 CHAOS IN TEJAS AUSTIN, Texas
6/1 2010 RUBBER GLOVES W/ BLOOD OF THE SUN, THE ROLLER, TRUE WIDOW DENTON, Texas
6/2 2010 DOUBLE WIDE W / BLOOD OF THE SUN, THE ROLLER, TRUE WIDOW DALLAS, Texas
6/4 2010 ONE EYED JACKS W/ BLOOD OF THE SUN, THOU, THE ROLLER NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana
6/6 2010 FREE PRESS HOUSTON SUMMER FEST HOUSTON, Texas
6/12 2010 TRIX W/ WEEDEATER / BLACK COBRA ANTWERPEN, BELGIUM
6/14 2010 WHITE RABBIT W/ WEEDEATER / BLACK COBRA PLYMOUTH, UK
6/15 2010 THE WELL W/ WEEDEATER / BLACK COBRA LEEDS, UK
6/16 2010 KOROVA W/ WEEDEATER / BLACK COBRA LIVERPOOL, UK
6/17 2010 UNDERWORLD W/ WEEDEATER / BLACK COBRA LONDON, UK
6/18 2010 TRASHFEST W/ WEEDEATER / BLACK COBRA STEENWIJK, NETHERLANDS
6/19 2010 ELEKTRA TUINFEST SLIEDRECHT, NETHERLANDS
6/20 2010 HELLFEST OPEN AIR CLISSON, FRANCE
6/23 2010 LE ROMANDIE W/ WEEDEATER / BLACK COBRA LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND
6/24 2010 MAGNOLIA W/ WEEDEATER / BLACK COBRA MILANO, ITALY
6/25 2010 DEL MONTELLO SANTI ANGELI W/ WEEDEATER / BLACK COBRA GIAVERA, ITALY
6/26 2010 SAS MUSIC CLUB W/ WEEDEATER / BLACK COBRA DELEMONT, SWITZERLAND
6/28 2010 ARENA W/ WEEDEATER / BLACK COBRA WIEN, AUSTRIA
6/29 2010 DURER KERT W/ WEEDEATER / BLACK COBRA BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
7/2 2010 HARD ROCK LAAGER W/ WEEDEATER / BLACK COBRA VANA VIGALA, ESTONIA
7/3 2010 METALSHOW LV FESTIVAL W/ WEEDEATER / BLACK COBRA RIGA, LATVIA
7/5 2010 CASSIOPEIA W/ WEEDEATER / BLACK COBRA BERLIN, GERMANY
7/6 2010 FEIERWERK W/ WEEDEATER / BLACK COBRA MÜNCHEN, GERMANY
7/7 2010 MATRIX W/ WEEDEATER / BLACK COBRA PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
7/8 2010 HAFENKLANG W/ WEEDEATER / BLACK COBRA HAMBURG, GERMANY
7/10 2010 STONED FROM THE UNDERGROUND FESTIVAL W/ WEEDEATER / BLACK COBRA ERFURT, GERMANY