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New Jersey pirate themed thrash metal act Swashbuckle has issued the following announcement about switching venues for the upcoming live show on September 20th, 2010: "Ahoy all, please note that the venue for the Heidenfest show on September, 20th has been moved. Still the same date (September 20th, 2010), the venue is now O2 Islington Academy, UK - London!"
The upcoming Swashbuckle tour dates are as follows:
7/14 2010 Jaxx SPRINGFIELD, Virginia, US
7/15 2010 The Trocadero Philadelphia, Pennsylvan, US
7/16 2010 The Gramery Theatre New York, New York , US
7/17 2010 The Palladium Worcester, Massachuse, US
7/18 2010 FouFounes Electriques Montreal, QC, Quebec , CA
7/19 2010 THE OPERA HOUSE Toronto, Ontario, CA
7/20 2010 Peabody’s Cleveland, Ohio, US
7/21 2010 BLONDIE’S Detroit, Michigan, US
7/22 2010 Reggies Rock Club Chicago, Illinois , US
7/23 2010 The Rave Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US
7/24 2010 The Rock Maplewood, Minnesota , US
7/27 2010 El Corazon Seattle, Washington, US
7/28 2010 Rickshaw Theatre Vancouver, BC, British Co, CA
7/29 2010 Hawthorne Theatre Portland, Oregon, US
7/30 2010 Slim’s San Francisco, California, US
7/31 2010 The Galaxy Theatre Santa Ana, California, US More...
An upcoming live show in Milwaukee featuring Hypocrisy, Scar Symmetry, Hate, Blackguard, and Swashbuckle will be available for streaming online. The free live stream will occur on Monday, May 24th, 2010 via this location at 6pm Pacific / 7pm Mountain / 8pm Central / 9pm Eastern. To access the free live stream you will need to go through the free sign up process and download the Windows Media plugin Flip4Mac.
Swashbuckle has been posting a series called "Ask The Admiral," which has some commentary on the band's current activities, as we as some fun. This week we learn how to commit armed robbery! Check out the video below:
New Jersey's pirate thrashers SWASHBUCKLE have recently parted ways with drummer Captain Crashride. A new replacement has already been found with a guy called Bootsmann Collins.
The band comments, "Ahoy scallywags and asshats! There's been a bit of a change in the 'buckle rank as of late. We have recently parted ways with drummer Captain Crashride. He brought us five years of service and utter shenanigans, and we wish him nothing but the best in combating that extreme outbreak of scurvy. With that being said, we now have a new drummer stepping up to fill the boots and more so to speak, and that man be none other than Bootsmann Collins. He's a fucking killer drummer and quite the retarded pirate. So we couldn't be more stoked to have him aboard. So please give him a warm welcome with yar internet shit-talk and utter disgust for everything piratical. We wouldn't have it any other way. Eat a bowl of fuck! Love, Admiral Nobeard. P.S. Check out the bootsmann's other band as well - WE ALL HAVE DAY JOBS Tootles!" More...
Bassist/vocalist Pat Henry of New Jersey pirate metal band Swashbuckle has issued the following studio update:
"'Buckle drum tracks for 'Crime Always Pays' will be finished tonight. Starting on guitars/bass this week. This record is moving along awesomely. This record is the equivalent of being punched in the face by a metal-squid wearing boxing gloves made of brass and iron, whilst reading many leatherbound volumes."
New Jersey based pirate metal outfit Swashbuckle has revealed some important details regarding their new studio album. A message from the band reads as follows: "Ahoy asshats and saucy wenches! At the moment we pirates three are hard at work on recording our new album entitled Crime Always Pays. That's right jerks, the thrash band with a pirate problem is back in action crafting malicious metal jams with tales of piratical shenanigans. It's gonna be a heavy record, so expect to beat the shit out of your siblings and parental units whilst ye get caught in a mosh. Expect some video-updates as we progress on our studio-adventures of musical-retardation, and while you're at it, catch us on the road in May with HYPOCRISY. It'll be a killer time.
"Some of the new song titles we got rollin' with are: 'This Rounds On You!', 'Raw-Doggin' At the Rawbar' and 'You Bring The Cannons, We'll Bring the Balls'. Aye, I know what you be thinkin', this seems like a whole 'lotta hooplah, but let me assure you...heh, it says ass....uh, where was I. Oh yeah, let me assure you that it'll thrash your fucking brains into your butt hole. Yep. I stand by that, brain-thrashed buttholes. Ooohh Yeah brother!
"Stay Classy, and eat a bowl of fuck. Love, Admiral Nobeard."
The tracklisting for the album is as follows: More...
Pirate metallers Swashbuckle have issued the following update about performing on the 70,000 tons of metal cruise ship:
"Swashbuckle confirmed for 70,000 tons of metal cruise (ship terror!) ......That's right, you sea chum. You knew it had to happen eventually... Swashbuckle is confirmed for the biggest floating metal festival in the history of water - 70,000 tons of metal. Featuring 40 bands, this 4 day booze-cruise will embark from Miami, Florida on January 24th, 2011, make berth in beautiful Cozumel, Mexico, and return to Miami on January 28th. We'll be sharing this ridiculous floating stage with the likes of Sodom, Amon Amarth, Finntroll, Obituary, Saxon, and plenty more kick ass bands.
"This is a legit cruise ship, people. With casinos, lounges, spas, shops, bars, shuffleboard, lifeboats, fitness centers, bars, room service, rock climbing walls, and bars with lots of alcohol... Book your cabin now and witness cruise ship terror become reality! If Cozumel is lucky, maybe we won't steal their ancient Mayan ruins."
More information on the cruise ship can be found at this location.
New Jersey pirate thrash metal band SWASHBUCKLE has posted the third episode of the recently launched first season of "Ask The Admiral" - a conceptual series of video clips in which singer & bass player Admiral Nobeard talks about the most recent metal records, but also gives the audience the chance to submit questions. Watch the fourhth episode below:
Swedish modern metallers Soilwork will embark on a North American headlining tour this summer with Bay Area thrash legends Death Angel. Joining them will be Quebec’s tech-death masters Augury, Roadrunner Records recording artists Mutiny Within, and pirate themed thrashers Swashbuckle.
Soilwork vocalist Bjorn “Speed” Strid commented: "We are stoked to tour with the most vicious thrashers from the west, famous for their gin drinking and intense live shows. Death Angel is a classic band that we've wanted to tour with for a long time. A perfect fit for the bill and surely an awesome touring companion. The summer of mosh is upon us. Don't miss out!"
Death Angel frontman Mark Osegueda added: “I can't begin to tell you how excited we are about the upcoming tour! I first heard Soilwork on a Nuclear Blast promo compilation and they stood out from the first listen. The riffs, the drumming, and Bjorn's vocal attack! Then we were fortunate enough to play with them at With Full Force Festival a few years back and they killed it live! As fate would have it, I was asked to participate in a Nuclear Blast 20 Year Anniversary compilation album called Out of the Dark, which Peter Wichers wrote the music for. I wrote the lyrics and melody for a song on that compilation called ‘My Name is Fate’! Peter actually was also the producer, so I was fortunate enough to get to work with him in the studio! What a brilliant guy and and a great musician and now that he is back in the fold Soilwork is back on top of their game. I think the musical styles and live performances of both bands will make every show on this tour a show not to be missed by any true fan of HEAVY music! So don't just hear about the aftermath, experience it for yourself!”
Augury lead singer/guitar player Patrick Loisel: “We are very proud to be part of such a great tour with Soilwork, perform alongside legends such as Death Angel (a band whom I covered in my old bands), and join our brothers in Swashbuckle again. It's quite a thrill!”
Soilwork and Death Angel have now added a special event VIP ticket for a pre-show meet-and-greet to take place one hour before doors. Each night, fans will get to meet and greet Soilwork and Death Angel for a special event that is being offered. Fans will also receive a customized poster to get signed by both bands. These special VIP tickets are on sale now at EnterTheVault.com.
Tour dates are as follows: More...
New Jersey pirate thrash metal band SWASHBUCKLE has posted the third episode of the recently launched first season of "Ask The Admiral" - a conceptual series of video clips in which singer & bass player Admiral Nobeard talks about the most recent metal records, but also gives the audience the chance to submit questions. watch the third episode below:
The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will enter year 12 this April with an eclectic mixture of bands from the metal and hardcore genres. Returning to the Palladium in Worcester, Massachussetts, the event will take place on Friday, April 23 and Saturday, April 24, with an extra special pre-party sponsored by Atticus on Thursday, April 22.
Bands performing on Friday April 23 include Mastodon, Between The Buried And Me, Baroness, Cro Mags, Earth Crisis, Death Threat, Death Before Dishonor, COA, American Me, Thick As Blood, Forfeit, XTheWarX, Grave Maker, Rose Funeral, Conducting From The Grave and Howl. Doors open at 3:00PM
Bands performing on Saturday April 24 include Cannibal Corpse, Amon Amarth, Job For A Cowboy, Whitechapel, Skeletonwitch, Eluveitie, 1349, Impending Doom, Lecherous, Nocturne, The Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza, Chelsea Grin, Abacabb, Arsonists Get All The Girls, Malefice, Swashbuckle, Cattle Decapitation, Acaro, Holy Grail, Disembodied, Cruel Hand, Reign Supreme, The Mongoloids, XTyrantX, Foundation, Soul Control, Alpha Omega, Burning Empires, Mother Of Mercy, Gaza, Across The Sun and Monsters. Doors open at noon.
Tickets for Friday only cost $40.00. Tickets for Saturday only cost $46.00. A 2-day ticket costs $80.00. All tickets go on sale THIS FRIDAY FEBRUARY 12 at 10AM at all stores, online at or to charge-by-phone call (800) 477-6849.
Swedish melodic death metal band Scar Symmetry has been added to an upcoming North American tour with HYPOCRISY, Hate, Blackguard, and Swashbuckle,
Guitarist Per Nilsson comments, "Touring the US with our buddies HYPOCRISY, are you fucking kidding me?! We'd better make reservations at the Betty Ford clinic! Man, is this going to be a party or what?! We haven't toured North America since 2007, which makes for two albums worth of music never performed live over there. Many thanks to HYPOCRISY for inviting us!" More...
Swedish extreme metallers Hypocrisy have announced they will be returning to North America in May. Support on the tour will come from Hate, Blackguard, and Swashbuckle. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:
5/11 - Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
5/12 - Mesa, AZ @ UB's
5/13 - West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
5/14 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre
5/15 - Ramona, CA @ Ramona Mainstage
5/16 - San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
5/17 - Portland, OR @ Peter's Room
5/18 - Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
5/19 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
5/22 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie's
5/23 - St Paul, MN @ Station 4
5/24 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
5/25 - Louisville, KY @ Uncle Pleasants
5/26 - Detroit, MI @ Blondie's
5/27 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
5/28 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium
5/29 - Toronto, ON @ Wreck Room
5/30 - Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Électriques
5/31 - Quebec City, QC @ Imperial
6/01 - Farmingdale, NY @ Crazy Donkey
Hardtimes.ca conducted an interview with New Jersey pirate metallers Swashbuckle at a Montreal tour date in December 2009. The video clip of the interview can be viewed below.
Korpiklaani's upcoming show with Swashbuckle and Tyr in Chicago on January 12 has been moved to Reggie's Rock Club.
Here are the rest of the tour dates:
Jan. 08 Worcester, Massachusetts - Palladium
Jan. 09 Montreal, Quebec - Club Soda
Jan. 10 Opera House Toronto, Ontario
Jan. 11 Detroit, Michigan - Blondie’s
Jan. 12 Chicago, Illinois - Reggie's Rock Club
Jan. 13 Cleveland, Ohio - Peabody’s
Jan. 14 New York, New York - Gramercy Theater
Jan. 15 Allentown, Pennsylvania - The Sterling Hotel
Jan. 16 Springfield, Virginia - Jaxx
Jan. 17 Raleigh, North Carolina - Volume 11
Jan. 18 Atlanta, Georgia - Masquerade
Jan. 19 Tampa, Florida - Czar
Jan. 21 Austin, Texas - Emo’s
Jan. 22 Ft. Worth, Texas - Ridglea Theatre
Jan. 23 Tulsa, Oklahoma - The Flytrap Music Hall
Jan. 24 Albuquerque, New Mexico - Launchpad
Jan. 25 Tempe, Arizona - Club Red
Jan. 26 Hollywood, California - Key Club
Jan. 27 Ramona, California - Ramona Main Stage
Jan. 28 San Fransisco, California - DNA Lounge
Jan. 29 Portland, Oregon - Satyricon
Jan. 30 Seattle, Washington - Studio Seven
Jan. 31 Vancouver, British Columbia - Rickshaw Theater
Swedish melodic death metal band DARK TRANQUILLITY have launched their brand-new song, “Dream Oblivion,” at their MySpace page. The band’s follow-up to 2007’s “Fiction” was recorded at DARK TRANQUILLITY’s very own Rogue Music studio and mixed and mastered by Tue Madsen at Antfarm Studio in Denmark.Their new album, “We Are The Void,” which will be released on the following dates:
SWEDEN: February 24, 2010
GERMANY / AUSTRIA / SWITZERLAND / BENELUX / ITALY / AUSTRALIA: February 26, 2010
UK / FRANCE / GREECE / DENMARK / NORWAY / REST OF EUROPE: March 1, 2010
SPAIN / PORTUGAL: March 2, 2010
FINLAND / HUNGARY: March 3, 2010
NORTH AMERICA: March 9, 2010 More...
Pirate metallers Swashbuckle have announced they will perform a new headlining show on December 19th in Trenton, New Jersey. Swashbuckle has issued the following statement about the show:
"Swashbuckle's first NJ/Headlining show since 2008!! They will be coming fresh of the Monsters of Death tour w/Vader and Warbringer. The Pirates Three will be bringing the Thrash so prepare to Party!! Its a small club but plenty of room for whirlpits and waves of death!! Its going to be a panty dropping, mom raping, father punching, hi sea antics, friend fuckin awesome party! We hope to see everyone here!! And yes its ALL AGES!! Doors: 2pm Cost: $10 advanced/$12 at the door."
Support at the show will come from Triggered Impulse, Sicker Than Most, NoN-SToP!, Esquilax, ManVsWild, Kill The Evidence, and We All Have Day Jobs. Swashbuckle also have the following upcoming tour dates: More...
Los Angeles' traditional metal act WHITE WIZZARD are shooting a brand new video for "Over the Top," the title-track from the band's upcoming debut full-length album. The video for "Over the Top" is being shot with Dave Vorhes, who previously directed WHITE WIZZARD's first music video for the track "High Speed GTO." Fans of the first video will instantly recognize "Over the Top" as a sequel to the "High Speed GTO" video, with the same classic car, an evil sorcerer and the legendary White Wizzard himself set to make an appearance.
The OVER THE TOP album was recorded with producer Ralph Patlan (MEGADETH, UFO, MICHAEL SCHENKER) and is due to be released in February, 2010. More...
New Jersey pirate metallers Swashbuckle have issued the following statement about canceling several upcoming tour dates:
"Ahoy scallywags and wenches alike,
"Due to unfortunate circumstances, we will have to drop off from select dates from the Monsters of Death tour. Captain Crashride was denied entrance to Canada due to being a shitty pirate and spreading the scurvy throughout the masses.
"So those looking forward to seeing us on the western side of Canada and the west coast of the USA will have to wait it out until we get said situation straightened out. We will rejoin the tour on Dec. 9th in Atlanta and continue to have massive amounts of fun and shred faces with hooks and harpoons. We will make it back to Canada and high five and mosh you all in the near future, so be prepared for piratical glory and epic shenannigans."
The canceled dates are as follows:
11/16 - Winnipeg, Canada
11/17 - Regina, Canada
11/18 - Calgary, Canada
11/19 - Edmonton, Canada
11/20 - Prince George, Canada
11/21 - Vancouver, Canada
11/22 - Victoria, Canada
11/23 - Seattle, WA
11/24 - Portland, OR
11/25 - San Francisco, CA
The upcoming Monsters of Death show on Saturday, November 14, 2009 will be streamed online for free at this location (registration is required). The stream will start at 4PM Pacific/7PM Eastern. Performing at the show will be Augury, Vader, Decrepit Birth, The Amenta, Warbringer, and Swashbuckle.