Metal News for June 14, 2011
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We've been talking with bands and fans everywhere to get their mosh pit stories. This week, Zac of Strong Intention shares a story about a house show in Texas that took a turn for the worse:
STRONG INTENTION was playing a house show in Texas once with this killer local band called Sbitch. We were playing in the living room, packed with like 60-70 kids. During our set one kid was thrashing around and ended up completely destroying our drummer and his kit along with it. After we got set back up and starting raging again, a kid decided to create his own version of stage diving, and literally just dove straight out the living room window...the unopened living room window!
While news of Strong Intention has been quiet around here, the band is still playing shows and has a few lined up:
July 5th Baltimore, MD Sonar w/ JUCIFER
July 7th Danbury, CT @ Heirloom Arts w/ JUCIFER
July 8th Brooklyn, NY @ St Vitus w/ SOURVEIN
July 9th Frederick, MD Krug's Place w/ JUCIFER
July 10th Baltimore, MD Ottobar Baltimore w/ SUFFOCATION and REVOCATION
Be sure to check back every Tuesday for more pit stories.
The Liquid Metal Sirius XM Facebook page has been updated with the following announcement about Mario Comesanas passing away:
"It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our very close friend & fellow Liquid Metal host Mario Comesanas who passed away earlier this evening at 8:39pm ET in Jersey City, NJ... I got the chance to say goodbye, hold his hand, kiss his head & tell him thank you for being a Metal soldier with me all these years & to say hi to Dime for me...Our thoughts & prayers are w his fiance Liz, Mario's family, friends & fans worldwide... for respect for the family any other info will have to wait. For now, please leave your comments here for all to see. We love you Mario & thanks for coming into our lives swinging & kicking! Rest in Peace..."
According to Metalinsider.net, the 30 year old radio host was experiencing headaches before checking into a hospital and dying of an apparent brain hemorrhage.
Comesanas had worked as a radio DJ on the WSOU "Hardcore Reality" show before moving to Sirius XM, and was also a member of the band December Aeternalis.
The Black Dahlia Murder has invited MSN.com to take part in revealing the band's new album, "Ritual," to the world (reviewed here). The full album will be available for streaming for an entire week, with the stream ending on Tuesday, June 21st, which is the day the album will be released to the masses in North America. Head here to check out the songs. The Black Dahlia Murder adds: "Finally, we get to reveal our labor of satanic love, Ritual! Turn out the lights, turn up the tunes, and let the night entrance you!"
The Black Dahlia Murder will return to Europe on June 18th and will appear at various festivals including Hellfest, Graspop, With Full Force, Sonisphere, and more. The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...
As I Lay Dying will return to Europe in August for a string of upcoming summer festivals. The currently announced festival appearances are as follows:
04/08/11 – DE – Dortmund – FZW
05/08/11 – DE – Wacken Open Air
12/08/11 – AT – Bildein - Picture On Festival
13/08/11 – CZ – Jaromer - Brutal Assault
14/08/11 – PL – Warsaw - Klub Progresja
15/08/11 – SK – Bratislava – Randal Club
17/08/11 – DE – Augsburg - Kantine
18/08/11 – BE – Hasselt - Pukkelpop
19/08/11 – NL – Bussloo - Xnoizz Flevo Festival
20/08/11 – DE – Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze Festival
As I Lay Dying has also been confirmed as direct support to the upcoming six-week headlining tour of Amon Amarth kicking off October, 12th in Stuttgart, Germany and ending 45 days later on November, 26th in Prague, Czech Republic.
Comments As I Lay Dying: "It's about time that Amon Amarth and us team up for a tour. Both bands have been around 10+ years and we're finally having the chance to take over Europe together. I doubt there will be another tour this year with as much relentless headbanging EVERY SHOW."
Details on the upcoming European run of tour dates with Amon Amarth can be found by heading over to this location.
Vancouver thrashers Titans Eve, whom are on their "Divine Equal" tour across Canada and the USA in promotion of their debut release, have announced additional shows in the NYC area. The remaining upcoming dates on the tour are as follows:
June 14, 2011 - Brass Mug - Tampa, FL - w/ Singod, Imperial Conquest, Take Charge!
June 17, 2011 - Cafe 331 - Jacksonville, FL w/ Ultracoven, Sleight of Mind, Product of Treason
June 19, 2011 - JR's Bar - Philadelphia, PA - / I am the Trireme, No Remorse for the fallen
June 23, 2011 - Port 41 - New York, New York
June 24, 2011 - Hill Tap Tavern - Flushing, NY
June 25, 2011 - Bub's Tavern - Hamptons Bay, NY
June 29, 2011 - Hemisphere Gauche, Montreal, QC
June 30, 2011 - Zaphod Beeblebrox, Ottawa, ON
July 2, 2011 - Blue Moon, Toronto, ON w/ Fatality, Reanimator
July 4, 2011 - Rosie's, Sault Ste. Marie, ON
July 5, 2011 - TBA, Thunder Bay, ON
July 7, 2011 - Crescent Fort Rouge Church, Winnipeg, MB
July 8, 2011 - Walker's Niteclub, Saskatoon, SK
July 9, 2011 - TBA, Edmonton, AB
July 10, 2011 - TBA, Alberta
July 11, 2011 - TBA, Calgary, AB
July 12, 2011 - LBH (Little Big House), Kamloops, BC
You can also check out a tour blog the band posted earlier this month by heading over to this location.
Originally formed in 1994, metalcore pioneers Harvest are back in action, set to re-introduce the core elements of the genre with a new vinyl 7 inch being released physically and digitally with Good Fight Music on August 2nd, 2011. The release will be entitled "Years of Defiance. Years of Disgust."
"Years of Defiance. Years of Disgust." features two new songs, as well as the last unreleased track written in 1999 ("Torture Inhibition") and a new version of a song that was originally released on a 7 inch compilation ("Soul Burn"). A special digital version of the 7-inch will include a new version of the song "Conditioned" as a bonus track only available through iTunes.
“We are more than inspired to write the next chapter of Harvest. We will continue to write, record and play as many shows as we can, despite being in three countries, four cities and all very much involved in our families and careers,” states vocalist David Walker. “We believe in what we're doing and couldn't be more excited to be playing live again!”
The track listing is as follows:
Years of Defiance
1. Our Legacy
2. Death is Not Enough
Years of Disgust
1. Torture Inhibition
2. Soul Burn
Lamb of God guitarist Mark Morton is pleased to announce that he will be auctioning one of his stage guitars used at the upcoming D-Tox Fest in Montebello, Quebec for charity. All proceeds from the auction will go to Victory Junction, a camp for chronically ill children in Randleman, NC. The guitar, a Mark Morton Signature model Jackson Dominion from Mark's personal collection, will be autographed and will come with photographs from the performance and a personal letter of appreciation from Mark. More details on the start date of the auction will be announced soon.
“I can't put into words how excited I am to be working with Victory Junction,” states Morton. “The work they do is astounding. To have the opportunity to contribute to such an incredible cause is nothing short of an honor. I had the chance to spend some time at the camp recently, and to see what they're doing warmed my heart and soul. I hope anybody reading this will take a few minutes to check out this wonderful organization. Together, the camp, my wife and I are putting together some BIG ideas for the future and we are simply thrilled to be a part of it!”
Victory Junction is a year round camping environment for children ages six to sixteen with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses. Founded by Kyle and Pattie Petty in honor of their son Adam, the camp is located in Randleman, NC, with a second location opening soon in Kansas City, KS. Victory Junction offers programs for a range of disease groups and maintains strong relationships with more than 30 partner hospitals. Victory Junction's mission is to provide life-changing camping experiences that are exciting, fun and empowering, in a safe and medically-sound environment. As a non-profit organization, the camp operates solely through the support of generous individuals, groups and corporations to provide this experience at no charge to children and their families.
“Hypochondriac,” the newly uploaded video clip from Australian unhinged metallers Kunvuk, can be viewed in the player below.
Kunvuk’s debut album “Immute: Jackals” was made available for free download recently from the band’s website. “Immute: Jackals” was released in September 2010 and was recorded, engineered, mixed, and produced by the band's lead guitarist/vocalist David Hart. The effort was mastered by Rick O'Neil at Turtlerock Mastering.
Napalm recording artist and pirate metal band Alestorm will be touring North America this fall, in support of just-released new album "Back Through Time." Beginning in late August and going through the end of September, SPV recording artists Kamelot will be headlining the tour, with Alestorm headlining select dates.
Vocalist Chris Bowes had the following to say about the imminent North American invasion: "This summer we'll be hitting the States and Canada - and even fuckin' Mexico! - on a big, mad North American tour supporting Kamelot. I hope to see a bunch of you crazy motherfuckers down the front with pints of ale in your hands, rocking out proper pirate-style. Retarded hats and eyepatches are optional!"
Here are the confirmed dates and venues:
8.25.11 - Charlotte, NC @ The Casbah *Headlining
8.26.11 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade *w/Kamelot
8.27.11 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx *w/Kamelot
8.28.11 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero *w/Kamelot
8.29.11 - Buffalo, NY @ Broadway Joe's *Headlining
8.30.11 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre *w/Kamelot
8.31.11 - Worcester, MA The Palladium *w/Kamelot
9.01.11 - Ottawa, ON @ Maverick's *Headlining
9.02.11 - Montreal, QC @ Club Soda *w/Kamelot
9.03.11 - Quebec City, QC @ Imperial De Quebec *w/Kamelot
9.04.11 - Toronto, ON @ Mod Club *w/Kamelot
9.05.11 - London, ON @ Mod Club *Headlining
9.06.11 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's *w/Kamelot
9.07.11 - Detroit, MI @ Blondie's *w/Kamelot
9.08.11 - Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge *w/Kamelot
9.09.11 - St Paul, MN @ Station 4 *w/Kamelot
9.12.11 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon *w/Kamelot
9.13.11 - Portland, OR @ Peter's Room *w/Kamelot
9.14.11 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's *w/Kamelot
9.15.11 - Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues *w/Kamelot
9.16.11 - Tempe, AZ @ Clubhouse *w/Kamelot
9.17.11 - Mexico City, MX @ Ciro Volador *w/Overkill, DRI
9.19.11 - Tulsa, OK @ The Marquee *Headlining
9.20.11 - Dallas, TX @ Trees *w/Kamelot
9.21.11 - Houston, TX @ Scout Bar *w/Kamelot
9.23.11 - Orlando, FL @ Firestone Club *w/Kamelot
9.24.11 - Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug *Headlining
Sweden's Hostile Cell officially called it quits back in April, and since then member Martin Söderqvist has been working with new band Debbie Ray. Martin has now issued the following announcement about forming another group:
"Apart from playing with Debbie Ray, which is pretty much standing still right now because we are in the process of a slow recording, I am in planning mode for a brand new band.
"The drummer will most likely be H-Can from Debbie Ray, and that's all I know right now. It will definitely be music that is unsensitive to trends, something that I want to play for the sake of creating good, hard music.
"Rock n hardcore, we'll see what comes out of our twisted minds once we start writing material. Right now I've just started looking around for a guitarist."
U.K. act Conspires To... recently released a new album titled "Redemption." The band has now checked in with the following update about working on new material:
"Well not wanting to be a band to sit back and relax, things have been pretty hectic over the last few weeks. For a start we have been busy trying to promote the new album 'Redemption' online as hard as we can. If you have n't downloaded a copy then you can from this location.
"We have also been working on the rest of the CD art with a view to making a physical CD available in the near future. We will keep you posted on that. Here is a sample of what you can expect.
"On top of this we are well under way with album number 2, with a whole host of songs in their early stages of development. With no shortage of material we are hoping to be able to have the next release shaped up fairly hot on the heals of our last! We are also creating a video diary of the creation of a new song from first ideas to finished article so keep popping back to our youtube site for look soon.
"Anyway more updates to follow, plus some ramblings about the metal image, so keep checking in with us. Thanks for the ongoing support it is awesome!"
Alerion has issued the following announcement about contributing a song to an upcoming compilation album from Femme Metal Records:
"The Alerion track 'Turn of Fate' will be included on the Femme Metal Records compilation album 'Melody & Malice,' due for release later this year. In the past few years Femme Metal Records has released three compilation albums featuring many artists. These include acts such as Epica, ReVamp, Cardamon, A New Dawn and Ex Libris.
"We are proud to be featured among them. The final tracklist, release date and artwork are still to be announced, although an unofficial temporary cover already exists and is displayed here. If more information becomes available, we will let you know."
Loudtv.net has posted a video interview online with Amon Amarth before a show in Paris. You can check out the interview clip below.
Toxic Holocaust has posted a second track, titled "Bitch", which is from the band's new album "Conjure and Command" online now at the Decibel Magazine blog. Head over here to check out the song.
The band has also previously posted the track "Nowhere To Run" from "Conjure and Command" via the Toxic Holocaust Facebook page.
"Conjure and Command" will see its North American release on July 19th (July 18th internationally) and be available on multiple formats including digital, CD, 12" vinyl, as part of a deluxe double LP package, and a limited edition deluxe CD and DVD set that includes a full Toxic Holocaust live set.
In other Toxic Holocaust news, the band also recently announced an upcoming headlining European tour. Details are available at this location.
The "Conjure and Command" track listing is as follows:
1. Judgment Awaits You
2. Agony Of The Damned
4. Red Winter
5. Nowhere To Run
6. I Am Disease
7. In The Depths (Of Your Mind)
8. The Liars Are Burning
10. Sound The Charge
Chicago thrashers Diamond Plate have released a new track titled "At the Mountains of Madness," which is the first song to be released from the band's forthcoming debut album "Generation Why?" The album was recorded with producer Neil Kernon (Judas Priest, Nevermore, Deicide, 3 Inches of Blood) and is due to be released on August 29th through Earache Records.
You can listen to the new track now at this location (e-mail required). Diamond Plate lead guitarist Konrad Kupiec comments:
"All of us couldn't be more excited to release 'At the Mountains of Madness' as the first song off 'Generation Why?'. With the original video for this song nearing 100,000 views on YouTube, 'Mountains' is arguably the song most people know us by, and we want to give old and new fans the perfect representation of how much we've improved over the past few years. With this album, the band sounds tighter and heavier, while the song-writing is more focused than ever.
"The song is inspired by the H.P. Lovecraft novel of the same name, although we went deeper than the classic horror story of the novel and made our own social commentary present in the lyrics. As to our theme, that is for the listener to interpret and figure out.
"Right now we're actually hard at work at writing for the second album (very inspired and not wasting any time haha), while simultaneously preparing to hit the road for the first time in August. With touring plans already in the works until next year, we will be out for a long time."
Diamond Plate will also be joining Kittie and Dirge Within on a U.S. tour. Details are available at this location.
Chicago's Pelican has announced a string of west coast engagements this summer, ending a period of dormancy that has seen the band receding from stages to work on new material and a growing number of side-projects. Joining metal label Southern Lord’s multi-city "The Power of The Riff Festival," Pelican will play installments in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle in addition to headlining dates in San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Fresno, and Portland.
The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
8/12/2011 The Casbah – San Diego, CA
8/13/2011 Echo/Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA @ The Power of The Riff Festival
8/14/2011 SLO Brewing Company – San Luis Obispo, CA
8/15/2011 Audie’s Olympic – Fresno, CA
8/16/2011 The Mezzanine – San Francisco, CA @ The Power of The Riff Festival
8/17/2011 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
8/18/2011 Neumo’s – Seattle, WA @ The Power of The Riff Festival
9/24/2011 Buster’s – Lexington, KY @ Boomslang Festival
Finland's Rain of Acid has posted a video clip online for the song "Jesus," which is off the band's "Lost Souls" album. The video is available in the player below.
You can also listen to other tracks from the album and find more information on Rain of Acid by navigating to the band's Facebook page.
A teaser trailer has been posted online for Italy's upcoming Viadana Open Air 2011, which will include performances from Dark Tranquillity, Obscura, Theatres Des Vampires, Dark Lunacy, Hour of Penance, and Airlines of Terror.
The festival takes place on August 13th, with additional details available here.
Temple, NH based act Anchorlines has posted a teaser trailer online for the band's upcoming "Choices" EP. You can find the trailer below. "Choices" is set to drop on July 8th, 2011. More music from the band and additional details on Anchorlines can be found at the group's Facebook page.
Grand Rapids based act End of Existence has posted a new song online titled "Taken," which can be heard in the player below. You can also check out the previously posted "Arise 2011" track by heading over to this location.
Nightshade has posted a teaser clip online for the band's upcoming summer U.S. tour dates, which can be viewed below.
Pestilence will release its sixth full-length album to the North American masses on July 19th, 2011 via Mascot Records. Titled "Doctrine," the 11-track long player was recorded and mixed at Woodshed Studio in southern Germany with vocalist/guitarist by Patrick Mameli, Yuma van Eekelen, and Victor Bullok (Triptykon, Dark Fortress).
While not a "concept album" in the traditional sense, the record is largely based around the various ways humanity often suffers under the burden of religion and politics. “I always put a lot of effort in the lyrics,” comments vocalist/guitarist Patrick Mameli. “I never felt the need to write ‘gore’ lyrics, like so many other bands do. I am aware of what is going on in the world and I have the feeling that I have something to say about it.”
The "Doctrine" track listing is as follows:
1. The Predication
Footage has been posted online of Heavenwood performing at the Metal GDL Festival on June 11th, which can be viewed below. Other acts that appeared at the festival included Vader, Onslaught, and Krisiun.
Heavenwood also recently posted footage online from the "Abyss Masterpiece" album showcase. You can check out the video clips here.
Good Fight Music has released a Summer 2011 sampler for free download on Amazon.com. Here's the complete tracklisting:
1. The Chariot - "Robert Rios" (2:31)
2. Madball - "Invigorate" (2:00)
3. The Contortionist - "Contact" (4:59)
4. Conditions - "The End Of Progression" (3:36)
5. This Or The Apocalypse - "The Incoherent" (3:39)
6. Funeral For A Friend - "Front Row Seats To The End Of The World" (3:30)
7. While She Sleeps - "My Conscience, Your Freedom" (3:35)
8. S.O.S. - "Keep Me Outside" (1:12)
Saxon has issued the following brief announcement about the new album "Call To Arms" hitting the European charts:
"Great News: 'Call To Arms' went straight into the official German charts at #18, the Swedish charts at #19, as well as entering the BBC Rock Album chart at #6."
You can check out the music video for "Hammer Of The Gods," which is off "Call To Arms," in the player below. Saxon also recently posted a track-by-track breakdown for the new album.
Elis announced in May that it had parted ways with vocalist Sandra Schleret. The band has now issued the following statement about recruiting a new singer and writing new material:
"It's now a couple of weeks ago, since the announcement of Sandra's departure. We want to take the opportunity, to say a few words about that and give you a quick view to the future of Elis.
"We knew that it wouldn't be easy to go on with Elis after Sabine's death and therefore we needed a strong personality as our new singer. We found this person in Sandra and it felt like we have sought and found each other.
"We played great concerts and tours and we created a brilliant record, 'Catharsis', in which we've put a lot of heart blood and personal feelings. But as time goes by, Sandra's and our interests moved in different directions and it became more and more difficult to find a common denominator. So we weren't very surprised as Sandra told us, that she considers leaving the band. We talked for a long time and came to the conclusion, that it would be the best for all, to part ways.
"Yet again, we had to decide, if we should go on with Elis and how it should look like. We agreed to give it one more try, but with a fresh start. We felt that a cut has to be done, to leave the past behind and move forward into the future.
"We found a great new singer and are writing new songs right now. Our goal is to enter the studio by the end of this year to record a new album. We also are rehearsing regularly, to get ready for the stage as soon as possible. That's it for the moment, more news will follow soon!
"We want to thank Sandra for the good times we had and wish her all the best for her personal and musical future!"
A new video interview has surfaced online featuring Kirk Windstein (guitar) and Jimmy Bower (drums) of American act Down. You can check out the interview, conducted by the Lowdown during the band's appearance at the 2011 Download Festival, in the player below.
The full list of dates have been released for the 2011 Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival. The tour features the following lineup:
Three Days Grace
Bullet For My Valentine
Escape The Fate
Best Buy Music Gear Stage:
Art Of Dying
The Black Cloud Collective
The dates for the tour are as follows:
08/26 Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
08/27 Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavilion
08/28 Boston, MA – Comcast Center
08/31 Washington, DC – Jiffy Lube Live
09/03 Tampa, FL – 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre
09/04 Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum
09/05 Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
09/10 Buffalo, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
09/11 Hartford, CT – Comcast Theatre
09/14 Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
09/16 Pittsburgh, PA – First Niagara Pavilion
09/17 Indianapolis, IN – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
09/21 Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center
09/23 Omaha, NE – WestFair Amphitheater
09/24 Kansas City, MO – Sandstone Amphitheater
10/09 San Diego, CA – Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
Hard rocker Rob Zombie has announced that his band has opted to cancel its forthcoming European tour dates. The following statement was posted online:
"I am sorry to say all [European] shows after June 26th had to be canceled. It is not because I am sick, it is not because we don't like you, it is not because of any of the rumors. Things have taken place that made us have to return to the U.S. after the 26th.
"We hate canceling and feel bad about this. It is a total drag on every level. We were looking forward to all these shows, will return and make it up to you.
"To clear up this new confusion. No, the [U.S.] shows in July are not canceled. Everything after June is fine."
A new video interview has made its online which features Wintersun vocalist Jari Maenpaa. You can check out the interview, which was conducted by Stormbringer.at, in the player below.
Wintersun also recently posted a music video online for the song "Beyond the Dark Sun." You can watch the video clip by heading over to this location.
The official lineup and concert dates have been revealed for the upcoming 2011 edition of the "Never Say Die!" tour. The European tour will be headlined by Emmure and will run between October 5-27th. You can check out the full list of bands and dates below.
The Word Alive
The Human Abstract
10/05 Würzburg, GER – Posthalle
10/06 Leipzig, GER – Werk 2
10/07 Köln, GER – Essigfabrik
10/08 Antwerp, BEL – Trix Zaal
10/09 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy 2
10/10 Cardiff, UK – Millennium Music Hall
10/11 Leeds, UK – University
10/12 London, UK – The Electric Ballroom
10/13 Paris, FRA – Cabaret Sauvage
10/14 Haarlem, NET – Patronaat
10/15 Stuttgart, GER – LKA
10/16 Hamburg, GER – Markthalle
10/18 Münster, GER – Sputnikhalle
10/19 Esch, LUX – Kulturfabrik
10/20 Prague, CZE – Abatom
10/21 Kraków, POL – Rotunda
10/22 Budapest, HUN – Dürer Kert
10/23 Wien, AUT – Arena
10/24 Cesena, ITA – Vividia Club
10/25 Zürich, SWI – Dynamo
10/26 München, GER – Backstage Werk
10/27 Berlin, GER – Columbia Club
Molotov Solution have announced that it will be hitting the road this upcoming September and October alongside Of Legends and Fit For An Autopsy. You check out the confirmed dates, cities and venues in the list provided below.
09/28 Ogden, UT – Mojos Gallery
09/29 Cheyenne, WY – Banaza
09/30 Cedar Falls, IA – The Wheelhouse
10/01 Milwaukee, WI – TBA
10/02 Crest Hill, IL – Bada Crew
10/03 Toledo, OH – Frankies
10/04 Pittsburgh, PA – Smiling Moose
10/05 Jermyn, PA – Eleanor Rigbys
10/06 Providence, RI – Club Hell
10/07 Holyoke, MA – Waterfront Tavern
10/08 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
10/09 Raleigh, NC – The Brewery
10/10 Columbia, SC – Unit One
10/11 Jacksonville, FL – The Pit
10/12 Pembroke Pines, FL – Talent Farm
10/13 Tallahassee, FL – Trainwreck
10/14 Little Rock, AR – Downtown Music
10/15 Houston, TX – Cains Ashes
10/16 San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
10/18 Mesa, AZ – The Underground
10/19 Camarillo, CA – Rock City
10/20 Los Gatos, CA – The Venue
10/21 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
Swedish act Blindside has announced that dates for its upcoming tour of the United States. You can check out the full list of dates, cities and venues below. The band will be touring in support of its recently released album "With Shivering Hearts We Wait."
09/01 Tulsa, OK – Enerjie Event Center
09/02 Omaha, NE – Sokol Underground
09/03 Worthing, SD – Lifelight Festival
09/04 St. Paul, MN – Station 4
09/06 Chicago, IL – The Bottom Lounge
09/07 Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
09/09 Dayton, OH – The Attic Club
09/10 Nashville, TN – Rocketown
09/11 Little Rock, AR – Juanita’s
09/12 Dallas, TX – The Door
09/16 Boise, ID – The Knitting Factory Concert House
09/19 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
09/20 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
09/23 Pomona, CA – The Glasshouse
U.K. progressive death metal act The Haarp Machine has announced its singing with Sumerian Records. While further details haven't been released at this time the label posted this video introduction online.
Deathcore act Miss May I has posted a new trailer online to promote its forthcoming music video. The video was shot for the track "Masses of a Dying Breed" of which the trailer is available in the player below.
American thrash metal act Toxic Holocaust has revealed the dates for its forthcoming headline tour of Europe. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below. The band will release its new studio album, "Conjure and Command," on July 19, 2011.
11/18 Hamburg, GER – Logo
11/19 Koln, GER – Underground
11/20 Nijmegen, NET – Doornroosje
11/21 Oxford, UK – 02 Academy 2
11/22 Birmingham, UK – 02 Academy 3
11/24 Glasgow, UK – ABC
11/25 Manchester, UK – Roadhouse
11/26 London, UK – Underworld
11/27 Hasselt, BEL – Muziekodroom
11/28 Nantes, FRA – Le Ferraileur
11/29 Paris, FRA – Glazart
11/30 Karlsruhe, GER – Substage
12/01 Zurich, SWI – Abart
12/02 Roncade, ITA – New Age Club
12/03 Wien, AUT – Szene
12/04 Leipzig, GER – Conne Island
12/05 Prague, CZE – Exit Chmelnice
12/06 Berlin, GER – Festsaal Xberg
12/07 Aschaffenburg, GER – Colos Saal
12/08 Munchen, GER – Backstage
12/09 Nurnberg, GER – Hirsch
12/10 Munster, GER – Sputnikhalle