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The organisers of France's biggest metal festival, Hellfest, has announced the first round of bands that will be performing at next year's version of the event. Among them include hardcore punk icons Bad Brains and The Exploited, along with many metal veterans such as Mayhem, Angel Witch, Sodom, Doro and the return of Swiss thrashers Coroner. Also on the bill will be Triptykon, Belphegor, Church Of Misery, Converge, The Haunted, The Melvins, Dodheimsgard, Grave, In Solitude, Therion, Karma To Burn, Malevolent Creation, Morne, My Sleeping Karma, Nasty, Orphaned Land, Raw Power, Septicflesh, Shai Hulud, Valient Thorr, The Young Gods and Your Demise. Over 100 other bands are expected to be confirmed for the festival, which will take place from June 17th-19th in the town of Clisson.
Howl has announced more tour dates to the band's month-long U.S. tour alongside Valient Thorr this fall. This tour will kick-off in early September and include Junius for a majority of the dates. Howl is also currently on tour in the southern U.S. with Black Cobra, rounding out four-weeks together.
Howl is touring in support of the band's debut full-length "Full Of Hell," which is currently streaming in its entirety via this location. The album was recorded at Machines With Magnets studios with engineer Keith Souza.
The upcoming Howl tour dates are as follows: More...
Atlanta, Georgia based metal outfit Mastodon has announced that they will be heading out on the road in April for a headlining tour in support of their latest album, "Crack The Skye." Joining them on the tour will be Between The Buried And Me, Baroness and Valient Thorr. Tickets for the tour will go on sale this friday (12th.)
The tour dates are as follows: More...
Tonight's Headbangers Ball on MTV2 at 2 AM ET/PT will feature Bam Margera and the following lineup of videos:
Isis - "20 Minutes / 40 Years"
Cradle of Filth - "Nymphetamine"
Janus - "Eyesore"
Mastodon - "Divinations"
Valient Thorr - "Tomorrow Police"
CKY - "Flesh Into Gear"
Killswitch Engage - "End of Heartache"
Killswitch Engage - "Rose of Sharyn"
Dream Theater - "Pull Me Under"
Tonight's Headbangers Ball on MTV2 at 2 AM ET/PT will feature Valient Thorr and the following lineup of videos:
Valient Thorr - "Tomorrow Police"
Isis - "20 Minutes/ 40 Years"
Miss May I - "Forgive and Forget"
Otep - "Smash The Control Machine"
Converge - "Axe To Fall"
Echoes the Fall - "Break Away"
Janus - "Eyesore"
Valient Thorr has announced that they will be heading out on the road with Atlanta based metal group Mastodon in Britain later this year. Mastodon are touring in support of their latest studio offering, "Crack The Skye" which is available now.
The tour dates are as follows:
June 5 Sheffield Corporation
June 6 Manchester Academy II
June 7 Glasgow ABC
June 9 London Islington Academy
Early Man has issued the following update about canceling the upcoming tour alongside Valient Thorr:
"Unfortunately due to an arm/back injury that I suffered after our last tour we have had to cancel all of our tour dates this month with Valient Thorr so I can get some much needed rest. We will hit the road again after this month and all summer long in support of our new full length which will come out this summer. The record is called 'Death Potion', I actually had a chance to hear a couple mastered versions of the new songs earlier today for the first time and they sound amazing. This record is clearly a new level for us as a band and I can't wait to take these songs out on the road. We will see you all soon!"
Just days after Aussie rockers Airbourne dropped off the forthcoming "Volcom Tour", The Misfits have announced that they too will not be taking part in the tour.
A statement from band leader Jerry Only reads:
"For the sake of our loyalty and dedication to all our fiends, the Misfits have chosen to withdraw from the lineup of Volcom’s 2008 tour. The Misfits have always held an incredibly high standard of performance and quality in everything we do. Our fans expect this and deserve it. I will not compromise their expectations for any amount of money, prestige or fame. I apologize for the inconvenience and will reschedule performances wherever possible throughout our upcoming tour this Oct.
- Jerry Only"
Aussie rockers Airbourne has posted the following message online:
"After 200+ shows this year, Joel's suffering from strained vocal chords and is being forced under doctor's orders to cancel the current USA dates with MOTÖRHEAD. All that is needed is a couple of weeks rest and then the band will be back on the road in Japan this October, and then taking on a UK / Europe tour for the third time in ten months. The band is gutted that they can not play these shows with Motorhead & hope to see you all at a show soon."
Rock on & see you soon.
The tour dates in question (now only Motorhead, Misfits, Valient Thorr and Year Long Disaster) are as follows: More...
Motorhead have added some more dates to their Fall North American run which also includes Misfits, Airbourne, Valient Thorr and Year Long Disaster.
Motorhead will be releasing their brand new album "Motorizer" on August 26th in North America and September 1st in Europe.
The updated tour schedule is as follows:
Dates are as follows:
2 - Anaheim, CA - House Of Blues
3 - San Diego, CA - House Of Blues
4 - Las Vegas, NV - House Of Blues
6 - Denver, CO - The Fillmore Auditorium
7 - N. Kansas City, MO - Harrah's Voodoo
9 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
10 - Madison, WI - Orpheum Theatre
12 - St. Paul, MN - Myth
13 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Orbit Room
14 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
16 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis
18 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live!
19 - Philadelphia, PA - The Electric Factory
20 - New York, NY - Roseland Ballroom
21 - Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony Parking Lot
Rock legends Motorhead have announced a huge headlining U.S. tour scheduled to kick off in September. The rock gods will be joinined by a host of support acts including Misfits, Airbourne, Valient Thorr and Year Long Disaster.
The tour dates are as follows:
September 3 - San Diego, California @ House of Blues
September 4 - Las Vegas, Nevada @ House of Blues
September 6 - Denver, Colorado @ The Fillmore Auditorium
September 7 - Kansas City, Missouri @ Harrah’s
September 9 - St. Louis, Missouri @ The Pageant
September 10 - Madison, Wisconsin @ Orpheum Theatre
September 12 - St. Paul, Minnesota @ Myth
September 13 - Grand Rapids, Michigan @ The Orbit Room
September 18 - Baltimore, Maryland @ Rams Head Live
September 19 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania @ The Electric Factory
September 20 - New York, New York @ Roseland Ballroom
September 21 - Asbury Park, New Jersey @ Stone Pony Parking Lot
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...
The following message has been posted on the official Download festival website:
"Download Festival has announced a fantastic motley crew of metallers to this year's line up, showing yet again how much the festival represents all walks from the 'rock' way of life! Leading the metal charge are Testament, Municipal Waste and Trigger The Bloodshed all who bring a slice of brutality to the weekend. Joining them are Brigade, Exit Ten, Comeback Kid, Valient Thorr, Chiodos, Animal Alpha, August Burns Red, Rose Tattoo and Hostile."
Norwegian death-punks, Turbonegro, will headline The Volcom Tour Europe 2008 in March and April with support provided by Valient Thorr and Year Long Disaster.
Also scheduled on January 27th, 2008 is a special pre-Volcom Tour concert with Turbonegro, Year Long Disaster, and Sexty Sexers at Georg-Elser-Hallen in München, Germany, that takes place around the Winter ISPO action sports equipment and fashion trade fair in München.
All concerts below with Turbonegro, Valient Thorr, and Year Long Disaster, unless otherwise *noted.
January 27, 2008 München, Germany @ Georg-Elser-Hallen (*No Valient Thorr)
March 24, 2008 London, UK @ Electric Ballroom
March 25, 2008 Essen, Germany @ Weststadthalle
March 26, 2008 Stuttgart, Germany @ Longhorn
March 27, 2008 Bologna, Italy @ Estragon
March 28, 2008 Graz, Austria @ Orpheum
March 29, 2008 Vienna, Austria @ Arena
March 30, 2008 Leipzig, Germany @ Werk 2
April 01, 2008 Wiesbaden, Germany @ Schlachthof
April 02, 2008 Bremen, Germany @ Schlachthof-Kneipe
More tour dates in Sweden, Denmark, and Finland to be announced.
Venusian rockers and occasional Earth dwellers VALIENT THORR will begin working on a new album at the start of 2008.
The band will spend January in Southern California writing and demoing new material before heading to Seattle to record with Jack Endino (NIRVANA, SOUNDGARDEN, MUDHONEY, HIGH ON FIRE) at Studio Litho and Soundhouse Recording in February. This new album and follow up to their 2006 release, Legend Of The World, will be released in summer 2008.
Valient Himself, lead singer of the group, said this about working with Endino, “Man, we're psyched to begin working with Jack on the new album. Not only because of his discography, but after meeting him out on the Volcom Tour, I realized he was just as big of a record obsessive as I was.”
Valient Thorr and Endino met and toured together earlier this year on the Volcom Tour where Endino was playing guitar in the group KANDI CODED.
Valient Himself goes on to say, “Check out his [Endino’s] meticulously detailed website, we could geek out on it for hours about hard to find badass tunes. The dude knows his sh*t back to front. This record is going to be over the top.”
Valient Thorr will be road testing some new songs - 'Mask Of Sanity', 'Infinite Lives', and '1000 Winters In a Row' - this month, beginning tonight when they join up for a two-week tour with THE SWORD and BLACK COBRA.
4 - Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
5 - Washington, D.C. - The Black Cat
6 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
7 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
8 - Cambridge, MA - Middle East Downstairs
9 - Northampton, MA - Pearl Street Nightclub
11 - Buffalo, NY - Mohawk Place
12 - Cleveland Heights, OH - Grog Shop
13 - Chicago, IL - Reggie's Rock Club
14 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave Bar
15 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club
16 - Iowa City, IA - The Picador
17 - Kansas City, MO - Record Bar