Metal News for July 2, 2013
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A legend in the European metal scene, Dan Swanö has been involved in dozens of albums and projects on both the producing side and the performing side.
In years gone by, Swanö's musical credits included underground gems like Edge of Sanity and Nightingale, along with being involved with acts such as Bloodbath, Diabolical Masquerade, and many more. Over the last decade his focus shifted much more to a behind-the-scenes role, creating a build up of creativity that now finally sees its outlet: Witherscape.
Dan came together with Swedish multi-instrumentalist Ragnar Widerberg to form Witherscape, which will release debut album "The Inheritance" on July 29th in Europe and August 6th in North America via Century Media Records.
In our new interview with Dan Swanö, he explains the concept behind the album's story line, what it was like to switch from producer to musician, and how getting back into drumming and growling was a physically taxing experience. Read on to see Dan's thoughts on these issues and much more. More...
Veteran bassist Dan Lilker (Brutal Truth, Nuclear Assault, Nokturnal Hellstorm, etc.) has signed on to compose original music for "Seed to Son," a sci-fi horror short in pre-production in Rochester, NY.
The filmmakers are currently raising funds for the short via kickstarter, where you can find more information about the film and see a teaser featuring music by Lilker. Check it out right here.
Lilker has previously worked with director Mark A. Zuniga on the quirky short Red Balloon 2, available at YouTube.
Drummer Gabe Seeber of Sacramento's death metal juggernaut The Kennedy Veil will be filling in for Decrepit Birth on the entire "Hell In July" tour run with Six Feet Under and Cannabis Corpse.
With The Kennedy Veil being midway through recording a new full-length and only bass and vocal tracking remaining, Gabe had the time and availability to hit the road while the rest of the band returns to the studio to wrap up the recording process for "Trinity of Falsehood."
Decrepit Birth stated the following via Facebook: "We are pleased to announce that drummer Gabe Seeber (The Kennedy Veil) will be filling in for us during our upcoming tour and and headline festival this July! Due to having such a short amount of time to learn our material, our set at the Homeless One festival will be a bit shorter than expected, but we still promise give you all our absolute best!!! A HUGE thank you to Gabe for busting his ass to keep us going with such short notice!!!"
Recording sessions for "Trinity of Falsehood" officially got underway in June, with Gabe traveling out to NB Recording in Santa Rosa, CA to lay down drum tracks with producer/engineer Nick Botelho. Multi-camera video footage was captured, and studio video updates will eventually make their way online once the band wraps up recording sessions later this month.
"Trinity of Falsehood" is tentatively set to see a release in Late 2013 via Unique Leader Records.
London based hardcore band TRC has premiered new song “We Bring War” today, which comes from the forthcoming album, "Nation," scheduled for release on September 24th via No Sleep Records.
“We Bring War” will be available for purchase digitally on iTunes starting August 13th, or you can stream the track below.
U.K. act Eastern Front has checked in with the following announcement about upcoming live shows:
"Eastern Front are very proud to announce that we will be embarking on a headline tour throughout the U.K in November, thanks to Nazgul Agency!
"This will be our first tour armed with the new line-up and we will mainly be playing new songs so come and check them out to get a taste of what our next album will be like. Support comes from Ethereal + Primitive Graven Image."
11/21 - THE FLAPPER, BIRMINGHAM
11/22 - BLACK HEART, LONDON
11/23 - THE HAIRY DOG, DERBY
11/24 - STAG & HOUNDS, BRISTOL
As "Taedium Vitae," the debut LP from abrasive Florida hardcore unit Centuries nears release on Southern Lord this Summer, today the first single from the album hits the streets.
The scathing fifth track “Pessum Ire” is available for streaming at Blow the Scene here. The following press release was also issued about the album:
"Taedium Vitae is a relentless barrage of abrasive, blackened, emotive hardcore played with a strong sense of urgency as Centuries unload their most potent brew of dark hardcore surging with tragic melodies, volatile d-beat leanings and emotive angst-ridden vocal assault to extreme yet. The record was recorded with Kris Hillbert at Legitimate Business studios in Greensboro, North Carolina and is confirmed for North American release through Southern Lord on August 6th.
"Centuries have also been confirmed as performers at the fourth annual The Power Of The Riff in Los Angeles this August, sharing the stage with The Obsessed, Final Conflict, From Ashes Rise, Black Breath, M.D.C., Iceburn, Mammoth Grinder, Bastard Noise, Dead In The Dirt and tons more. Directly after returning home from TPOTR, Centuries will assault Miami and Tampa with record release shows for Taedium Vitae."
The album's track listing is:
1. Incipit Tragoedia
5. Pessum Ire
7. Grave Cordibus
8/09-10/2013 The Echo & Echoplex - Los Angeles, CA @ The Power Of The Riff
8/16/2013 Grown Up House - Miami, FL w/ Super Mutant
8/17/2013 Epic Problem - Tampa, FL w/ Super Mutant
Dream Theater's James LaBrie is back with a powerful new studio album effort entitled "Impermanent Resonance," to be released on July 29th, 2013 in Europe and August 6th, 2013 in North America via InsideOutMusic.
Next to the standard CD and the Digital Download format, "Impermanent Resonance" will also be available in Europe as limited edition digipak featuring alternate artwork and two bonus tracks ("Unraveling" and "Why") as well as on limited LP version (with the full album as bonus CD). Pre-orders are available here.
Next to James LaBrie and his longtime songwriting partner, keyboardist and background vocalist Matt Guillory, the line-up on also features Marco Sfogli on guitar, Ray Riendeau (Halford, Machines of Loving Grace) on bass, and Dream Theater audition's finalist Peter Wildoer (Darkane, Majestic, Arch Enemy, etc.) on drums. Furthermore, former Soilwork guitarist Peter Wichers was also added to the fold for songwriting and guitar recording contributions.
A video from Peter Wildoer's drum recordings for "Impermanent Resonance" at Sweden's Fascination Street recordings studios can now be seen below. More...
Texas Christian metal outfit Mouth of the South is proud to announce today the release of "Transparency." The record is now available via streaming via Absolutepunk.net or in the player below.
Vocalist Josiah Lyle comments, “Music has always been a huge part in all of our lives, we've been doing band stuff since we were young and it’s just always made the most sense to all of us. We believe there is power in music and we use it to get our message across.” More...
The Summer is lining up to the busiest season yet for Brooklyn-based White Widows Pact. The band recently changed the moniker (previously known as White Widows) due to a legal snafu brought on by another outfit, and will pummel audiences over the coming months on the road and more.
First up, today the White Widows Pact drops a first official video through MetalSucks. “El Marrano” hails from the band’s White Widows debut EP, released over the Winter via Sacrament Music. Filmed and directed by Frank Huang with additional footage provided by Yessica Curiel Montoya and Chris Montgomery, the high-action black and white visual depiction of the anthem was filmed at a recent gig at Sacrament Music’s home base at Saint Vitus Bar, and includes a vocal interjection by Brendan Garrone of NYC hardcore act Incendiary.
Algiers act RiverGate will soon be revealing full details on the upcoming "Enter The Gate" EP, and the band has now released the cover artwork. Check it out below, or find more info on the band over at Facebook here.
Misery Signals has premiered a new song called “Luminary," taken from the "Absent Light" album, today via MetalSucks.net. Check out the track here or in the player below.
Ryan Morgan of Misery Signals comments on the track: "Luminary may be the most relentless song we've ever written. It's about the anguish and confusion of losing a guiding light in your life."
The band’s fourth studio album, and first in five years, is scheduled for release on July 23rd and can be pre-ordered now at this location.
“Luminary” is one of eleven torrential tracks on "Absent Light," which was produced by Greg Thomas and Ryan Morgan, mixed by Steve Evetts (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Every Time I Die), and mastered by Alan Douches (Converge, High On Fire).
Misery Signals will kick off the month long "Absent Light" album release tour on July 9th in New York and will culminate in Regina, SK on August 11th. More...
As the release date of the "Tend No Wounds" EP draws closer, Black Tusk has premiered another new track online. Today Crave Online is hosting the premiere of "Internal, External." Get a first listen to the track here or in the player below.
Black Tusk has also announced a handful of regional tour dates for this summer. They start July 24th in Augusta, GA and run through July 27th in Memphis, TN. The band also confirmed a return to Europe this autumn to tour on the back of new EP "Tend No Wounds." The trio from Savannah, Georgia will be supported on all dates by Fight Amp.
The track listing is:
1. A Cold Embrace
2. Enemy of Reason
3. The Weak and the Wise
5. Truth Untold
6. In Days of Woe More...
Williamsport, PA metallers My Heart To Fear are pleased to unveil their new track, “Bottomed Out,” which is streaming now via Revolver or in the player below. The song comes off "Algorithm," the band’s debut full-length due out July 9th on Solid State Records.
“This was one of the easiest songs on the album to both write and record,” vocalist Trevor Pool told Revolver. “The song was written on my basement floor for eight hours straight. We used Tabit (a computer program that lets us tab out our music and hear what it sounds like) for some preproduction so that I had a song reference to help me write vocals. I wrote the song from beginning to end.”
The 11 track album was recorded at Atrium Audio with Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland (August Burns Red) and features a guest appearance by Ricky Armellino of This Or The Apocalypse. More...
Finland's Coventhrall has released new track "Dreadnought" from the "Legacy of Morfuidra" album, due out today - July 2nd. Check it out in the player below. The following press release was also issued about the album:
"Coventhrall's debut 'Legacy of Morfuidra' is truly a concept album. It tells a story of a hero, sent out on a perilous journey to seek for help against a fleet of the space pirates - Scavengers, lusting for the Morfuidra's technology which is so powerful, that even the native inhabitants themselves had to hide it after it had almost destroyed their entire civilization.
"In the Episode II, the peaceful life on Morfuidra is being disturbed by the invasion of the huge'n bulky mothership 'Dradnought,' which arrives from the nooks of the hyperspace. The ship sends out a squad of smaller fighters on the planet to cause terror among the Morfuidran people.
Something must be done to prevent this from happening. The council realizes that the elders' dreams are about to come true - the dark future of Morfuidra is now about to unfold..." More...
Vocalist Ilija Stevanovic from Sangre Eterna has checked in with the following update about working on a new album:
"As the frontman of Sangre Eterna I would like to thank you all. Your support and our passion for music are the things that are keeping this band alive. Lots of things happened since we released 'Asphyxia,' we had some great and bad moments, but as you can see we survived even the hard times. What we can promise is, that the band will continue with its hard work and that our upcoming material will be the band's best result so far.
"Now, few words about our future plans: I am leaving for Miami, FL but the band will stay active. I will return to motherland in January 2014 and then we will finish the recording of our third album, after that we will wrap it up and send it for the mastering. I will probably write some of the lyrics in the U.S. since I will have a lot of free time. I can promise you some a real good stuff. The story behind the album will be revealed once the cover art is done.
"Keep those horns up, cause we will blast the world this time! Going to Florida to finish this masterpiece. Wish you all the best. Over & out."
Urizen has released a bizarre live video for "The Horror," shot at Animation & Gaming Ohio in April, 2013. Check out the band's toiletry-based struggles with robots and monstrous creatures below.
Chapel Hill, NC's experimental act Horseback has announced a singles and rarities collection entitled "A Plague of Knowing."
This limited edition 3-disc collection compiles a half decade’s worth of compilation, vinyl only, demos, live recordings, and previously unreleased Horseback material from 2007-2012. The album will see a CD and digital release via Relapse Records on August 20th in North America (August 19th UK/World and August 16th Benelux/Germany). The band comments:
"From the beginning, this project has been about personal revelation and the creative processes that lead to a deeper -- and broader -- understanding of the Self and the world. Horseback has been, and will continue to be, an exploration of the darkest of shadows and the simplest of joys.
"Though each of Horseback's full-lengths has been carefully sculpted into a semblance of unity, the process is never really pure. Where there is purity, there is lack: a poverty of the whole, a void of meaning. The mangled forms on display in this collection are stitches in a larger fabric, however unsightly they may seem. There is no hidden knowledge, only the viral horror of understanding. The flags read 'Revelation, if it kills us; give us a plague of knowing.'"
The track listing is as follows: More...
"The Fleshland" - the monstrous fourth LP from Tokyo’s death/doom merchants Coffins - is now streaming in its entirety. Give it a listen at Terrorizer or through the player available below. The album is due out July 9th, 2013.
Coffins continues to steadily tour throughout Japan and will take off all over Europe during the Summer months with festival appearances including Brutal Assault, Party San Metal Open Air, Leperfest, and more confirmed. New tours will be confirmed and announced in the coming days and throughout 2013 supporting The Fleshland. Currently announced shows are available after the jump.
"The Fleshland" is the first proper studio album from Coffins since the "Buried Death" album, released by 20 Buck Spin in 2008, and first official album for Relapse Records. Recorded at Tokyo’s Noise Room Studio with engineer Shigenori Kobayashi, and produced by Bungo Uchino and the rest of Coffins, "The Fleshland" shows the revamped and expanded band lineup smashing down everything in its path, having upped from a trio to a quartet with a new drummer and full-time vocalist. More...
The Defiled will be releasing the "Daggers" album via Nuclear Blast this coming August 2nd, 2013. The band has also been filming track-by-track videos about the album, with the second clip in the series now available below (check out the previous video here).
Nile is now announcing Part II of the “At the Gate of Sethu” European tour 2013. These shows will be in continued support of the band's new album of the same name (reviewed here).
Karl and the guys are looking forward to playing some new cities with their friends in Ex Deo (Canada) and Svart Crown (France). Dates for the trek are as follows:
30.08.2013 (POL) Warszawa / Progresja
31.08.2013 (POL) Wroclaw / tbc
01.09.2013 (POL) Katowice / Mega Club
02.09.2013 (A ) Vienna / Escape Metalcorner
03.09.2013 (HUN) Budapest / Club 202
05.09.2013 (GER) Munich / Backstage
06.09.2013 (ITA) Bologna / Zona Roveri
07.09.2013 (CH) Spreitenbach / Open Circle Festival
08.09.2013 (GER) Darmstadt / Steinbruchtheater
10.09.2013 (UK) London / The Garage
11.09.2013 (UK) Manchester / NQ Live
12.09.2013 (UK) Glasgow / Audio Glasgow
13.09.2013 (IRE) Dublin / Button Factory
14.09.2013 (UK) Dudley / Rock Zombie
15.09.2013 (UK) Brighton / The Haunt
16.09.2013 (UK) Cardiff / Bogiez Rock Bar
18.09.2013 (GER) Wurzburg / Posthalle
19.09.2013 (HOL) Breda / Mezz
20.09.2013 (BEL) Vosselaar / Biebob
21.09.2013 (HOL) Haarlem / Patronaat
22.09.2013 (HOL) Leeuwarden / Romein
24.09.2013 (DEN) Copenhagen / Amager Bio
25.09.2013 (GER) Hamburg / Markthalle
26.09.2013 (GER) Rostock / Alte Zuckerfabrik
27.09.2013 (POL) Szczecin / S³owianin
28.09.2013 (POL) Gdynia / Ucho
29.09.2013 (POL) Toruñ / Od Nowa
After recently supporting Megadeth in the U.K. and being awarded "Best New Band" at the Golden Gods, Bleed From Within is thrilled to announce the band has been confirmed for the U.K. leg of the Metal Hammer Defenders Of The Faith tour featuring Amon Amarth, Carcass, and Hell. Dates are as follows:
11-12-13 (UK) Birmingham - O2 Academy
11-13-13 (UK) Manchester - O2 Academy
11-14-13 (UK) Glasgow - Barrowland
11-15-13 (UK) Bristol - O2 Academy
11-17-13 (UK) London - Forum
Bleed From Within has also prepared a clip giving you an intimate insight into life on the road with Megadeth. Check it out below. Bleed From Within is touring in support of current album "Uprising" and can also be seen this summer on the following festivals and tour dates:
7-6-13 (D) Muenster - Vainstream Rockfest
7-20-13 (B) Dour - Dour Festival
7-21-13 (D) Cologne - MTC
7-22-13 (D) Munich - Hansa 39
7-23-13 (SLO) Tolmin - Metaldays
7-27-13 (UK) Redhill, Surrey - Robin Cooks Farm, Redfest
7-28-13 (UK) Bournemouth, Burnout Festival
8-9-13 (UK) Kingston - Kingston Peel
8-10-13 (UK) Oxford - O2 Academy 2
8-11-13 (UK) Bridgend - Throwfest
8-24-13 (AT) Kapfenberg - Overdrive Encore Festival
9-14-13 (UK) Hampshire - Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Butserfest More...
After issuing an update on Lemmy Kilmister's health that indicated Motorhead would still be performing live this Summer, the band has now checked in with this statement about canceling upcoming shows:
"Regretfully, Motörhead announces it has had to cancel its remaining six summer festival appearances. The band hate to let their fans down by missing any shows, but they expect to be back in full force this Fall.
"As you may have heard, earlier this Spring Lemmy had some medical maintenance for the long-term good, He was, at that time, advised to rest, but once feeling better, he of course resumed his life as usual. He has since been advised that he should immediately take some more time to rest.
"Lemmy says: 'I'd like to thank everyone who wish me well, it was a tough decision for me as I don't like to disappoint the fans especially in times where economy is bad and people spent their money to see us. But sometimes you can't do anything else than following doctor's orders, but be sure we will be back and kick everybody's ass.'
"There you have it! You can now stop worrying, redirect those cards, flowers and chocolates to a loved one (who will appreciate them far more), keep calm and carry on! Lemmy and Motörhead certainly are! Thanks and see you in the Fall for their new album in the form of a massive Aftershock..."
German thrash titans Kreator will play at this years Roskilde Festival in Denmark on Friday, July 5th at 11.00pm CET. The entire show will be available as live stream at this location.
Kreator will also release a brand new live DVD called "Dying Alive" on August 30th, 2013. A video trailer can be viewed below.
The DVD/Blu Ray features the band's sold out homecoming show in Oberhausen, Germany on December 22nd, 2012 after an extensive 45 day European tour in support of "Phantom Antichrist." The packed and sweat driven show was filmed by 24 cameras as well as guitar and even mosh pit cams. The DVD/Blu Ray contains the show, a behind the scenes documentary, as well as video clips. More...
Exhumed's new album "Necrocracy" will be released through Relapse Records in North America on August 6th, 2013 and August 5th, 2013 in Europe.
Now a clip for the song "Coins Upon The Eyes" has been made available online and can be heard below. The full album's track listing is:
1. Coins Upon The Eyes
3. (So Passes) The Glory Of Death
4. The Rotting
5. The Shape Of Deaths To Come
9. Carrion Call
10. The Rotting
GOG has premiered a new video for the track "1870-1906" via Terrorizer. Check it out here or in the player below.
GOG's new album "Ironworks" is due on August 30th via Season of Mist. Pre-orders can be found at this location. The track listing is as follows:
2. Tasks Which Destroy Body And Soul
3. God Says To Love You In Chains
4. A Promised Eternity Fulfilled With Cancer
5. Into Her, She Carved The Word Empty
6. I Draw My Strength From You More...
Swedish melo-death stalwarts Deals Death have announced a new bassist following the departure of Fredrik Ljung earlier this year.
Guitarist Erik Jacobson states: "When we decided to go separate ways with Fredrik Ljung some time ago, we immediately set our focus on finding a replacement. And not just a new bass player but a new member who would fit the shoes of representing Deals Death on all levels. Power, strength and skill. Along with a mighty ambition to take it to the next level and a mind set to fit our own. We could only think of one person.
"We give you KAMMO OLAYVAR!
"Be prepared to witness some heavy bass lines and a powerful performance from this guy. Born and raised in Sweden and blessed with Hawaiian blood Kammo takes on the role as Deals Deaths bass player."
Introducing himself to Deals Death fans, Kammo comments: "I'm really excited to take on the role as the bass player of Deals Death. I feel honoured to be playing with such great musicians and can't wait to deliver some bass tones to these killer riffs. See you all on the road this fall!" More...
Swedish black metallers Watain have teamed up with Decibel Magazine to give fans a white-on-black flexi disc for the exclusive cover song "Fuck Off, We Murder" (made famous by GG Allin).
This track will only be available in Decibel's September issue (out in August), and it comes from the recording sessions of "The Wild Hunt," the band's upcoming album due out August 20th in North America. The disc won't be included with issues on newstands and will only be made available to subscribers, although the track is likely to make its way online before long.
For a preview of Watain's new album, "The Wild Hunt," be sure to check out the first single, "All That May Bleed" at this location. The following press release was also issued about the album:
"Produced once again by Tore Stjerna at his Necromorbus studio in Alvik (Sweden), The Wild Hunt is a sonic and lyrical tour-de-force that explores Watain's roots, such as Bathory and Dissection, while also remaining truly unique. Having lost none of their integrity, Watain continues to push the boundaries of the scene with their fifth full-length, refusing to compromise their sound and vision. Amid the tracks teeming with the band's classic sound, The Wild Hunt also features clean vocals (a first for the trio!) which, as front-man Erik puts it, '...is just us being brutally personal and honest. It shows another important facet of the Watain world.' As this new album will soon prove, Watain truly lives in a world all their own."
Germany's Atrocity posted the third part in a webisode series on the making of the new LP "Okkult" (see review here), the first part in an album trilogy. The latest episode contains the making of the music video for the track "Pandæmonium" (see music video) and the recording of the orchestral parts for the album by Victor Smolski and the Lingua Mortis Orchestra.
This years edition of the the Eindhoven Metal Meeting will take place from December 12th - 14th, 2013.
The festival's organizers have now checked in with the following announcement about adding more bands to the bill:
"Tiamat, Elvenking featuring Martin Walkyier's Skyclad, Brutal Truth, In Solitude, The Rotted, Centurian, entrapment and Sound Storm have been added to our bill!
The Black Dahlia Murder posted a play through performance video featuring the track "Into the Everblack." The song appears on the band's latest LP for Metal Blade "Everblack," which is available now.
The video features Brian Eschbach (guitarist), Ryan Knight (guitars), Max Lavelle (bass), and Alan Cassidy (drums). Check it out here:
L.A.'s Abysmal Dawn posted a new music video for "In Service of Time." The song appears on the band's latest album "'Leveling the Plane of Existence," which is available now via Relapse Records (see review over at this location).
Check out the video here:
Lingua Mortis Orchestra, the side project of German power pioneers Rage, posted the fourth in a series of trailers for the upcoming debut LP "LMO." In this trailer, bassist/vocalist Peavy Wagner discusses the vocalists. "LMO" is due for release on August 2, 2013 via Nuclear Blast.
The tracklisting for "LMO" is as follows:
1. Cleansed By Fire (a) Convert The Pagans, Pt. I; b) The Inquisition (instrumental); c) Convert The Pagans, Pt. II) (see lyric video)
3. The Devil´s Bride
5. Oremus (instrumental)
6. Witches` Judge
7. Eye For An Eye
Check out the latest trailer here: More...
Rhapsody of Fire, which recently split with guitarist Tom Hess, has checked in with the following statement about working on a full-length album:
"Rhapsody Of Fire and AFM Records are extremely proud to announce that the production for the new studio album began.
"Alex and Oliver Holzwarth, the most epic brothers and the most thunderous rhythmic section in heavy metal, just finished their outstanding recordings. Roby De Micheli is next in line for the most powerful guitars ever performed in this band.
"Stay tuned for more news coming very soon."
This new studio release follows Rhapsody of Fire's recently dropped live album "Live - From Chaos to Eternity" (reviewed here).
During the next few weeks, while Lamb of God is gearing up for several dates overseas in August, vocalist Randy Blythe is busy preparing for the release of his upcoming memoir. The following press release was issued about the book:
"The memoir, which puts emphasis on the past year of his life, is an incredible, harrowing, heartbreaking, and redemptive story told in Blythe’s already well-recognized writing style. It seems that almost every major media outlet has attempted to righteously cover the story of Blythe’s arrest, incarceration, trial, and acquittal for manslaughter in the Czech Republic last year, but now, the man at the center of it all unveils the truths of the ordeal, personally detailing every aspect in his own words. No ghost-writers, no co-authors, just Randy Blythe, himself.
"Randy Blythe is pleased to announce that the rights to this currently untitled memoir, currently slated to hit stores in the spring of 2014, have been sold to Executive Editor Ben Schafer at Da Capo Press by Marc Gerald at The Agency Group. Da Capo Press is a member of American publishing company the Perseus Books Group. Da Capo Press is an excellent home for Blythe’s memoir, as they are already recognized internationally as the publishers of several other memoirs by heavy metal greats like Tony Iommi, Corey Taylor, Rex Brown, and Al Jourgensen." More...
Quicksand played to a packed Slim's along with Mastodon, High on Fire, Saviours and Hot Lunch during Converse Represent in San Francisco at the end of last week. The shows were free with fans registering for tickets at conversemusic.tumblr.com.