Metal News for July 20, 2010
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45 news articles posted on this day.
Iconic British doom metal act Cathedral have released details in regards to the band's upcoming headline tour of Europe. The tour kicks off on November 7th, 2010 in Koln, Germany and runs until November 20th ending in Paris, France.
Cathedral European tour dates:
Nov. 07 - Koln, Germany - Underground
Nov. 08 - Stuttgart, Germany - Die Rohre
Nov. 09 - Vienna, Austria - Szene
Nov. 11 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
Nov. 12 - Munchen, Germany - Backstage
Nov. 13 - Pinarella Di Cervia, Italy - Rock Planet
Nov. 14 - Rome, Italy - Init Club
Nov. 17 - Madrid, Spain - Heineken
Nov. 18 - Barcelona, Spain - Razzmatazz 2
Nov. 19 - Belfort, France - La Pouderie
Nov. 20 - Paris, France - La Nouveau Casino
Tarja Turunen, the former vocalist for Nightwish, has announced details regarding her upcoming studio album "What Lies Beneath." "What Lies Beneath" has been set for release on August 31st, 2010 through The End Records. The album also features guest appearances from members of All That Remains and Five Finger Death Punch.
Here's the "What Lies Beneath" tracklisting:
1. Anteroom Of Death (feat. Van Canto)
2. Until My Last Breath
3. Dark Star (feat. Phil Labonte)
5. Little Lies
6. Rivers Of Lust
7. In For A Kill
8. Montañas de Silencio
9. Falling Awake (feat. Joe Satriani)
10. The Archive Of Lost Dreams
11. Crimson Deep
London, England hard rockers UFO have announced details regarding the band's upcoming best-of compilation. The set, titled "UFO: Best Of A Decade", is set for release on September 28th, 2010 through SPV/Steamhammer Records.
"UFO: Best Of A Decade" tracklisting:
1. The Wild One
2. Hard Being Me
3. Lights Out (live)
4. Saving Me
5. Daylight Goes To Town
6. Let It Roll (live)
7. This Kid (live)
8. Heavenly Body
10. Too Hot To Handle (live)
11. Mr. Freeze
12. Shoot Shoot (live)
13. Black And Blue
14. Can´t Buy A Thrill
15. Baby Blue
16. Doctor Doctor (live)
Cleveland, Ohio alternative metal act Mushroomhead have changed the title of their forthcoming seventh studio album. The albums new title has been set as "Beautiful Stories For Ugly Children." The previous title was announced as "Slaughterhouse Road."
"Beautiful Stories For Ugly Children" is set for release on September 28th, 2010 through Megaforce Records.
Mumbai, India's up and coming thrash act Devoid have announced their siging with India's top metal label Demonstealer Records. The signing comes in time for the band to release their debut full length album, titled "A God's Lie," this coming September.
Demonstealer Records have helped to launch the careers of other Indian metal acts such as Myndsnare, Iiird Sovereign and Demonic Resurrection.
Austin, Texas throwback metallers The Sword have released a brand new live EP made available exclusively to iTunes. The EP, titled "iTunes Festival: London 2010," features five live tracks recorded during their performance at London's iconic Roundhouse Theater.
"iTunes Festival: London 2010" EP tracklisting:
2. Arrows In The Dark
3. Winter's Wolves
4. To Take The Black
5. The Horned Goddess
The Sword's new album, titled "Warp Riders," is scheduled for release on August 24th, 2010 through Kemado Records.
Florida metalcore act The Autumn Offering are streaming a new song titled "Born Dead" via the band's myspace page. The song comes off of the The Autumn Offering's new self-titled album which is due for release on August 31st, 2010 through Victory Records.
You can listen to "Born Dead" here.
German power metal act Primal Fear have announced the addition of Italian folk metallers Elvenking as one of the support acts on their upcoming headline tour of Europe. Other support acts include Cirlce II Circle and Kissin' Dynamite.
Primal Fear tour dates:
Sep. 18 - Warsaw, Poland - Progresja
Sep. 19 - Pardubice, Czech Republic - Zluty Pes Pardubice
Sep. 21 - Aschaffenburg, Germany - Colos Saal
Sep. 23 - Cologne, Germany - Underground
Sep. 25 - Bari , Italy - Demode
Sep. 26 - Rome, Italy - Black Out
Sep. 28 - Woergl, Austria - Komma
Sep. 29 - Nurnberg, Germany - Hirsch
Sep. 30 - Osnabrück, Germany - Lagerhalle
Oct. 01 - Burglengenfeld, Germany - VA Zentrum
Oct. 02 - Bad Arolsen, Germany - Outback
Oct. 05 - Stockholm, Sweden - Gotakollare
Oct. 06 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Sticky Fingers *
Oct. 08 - Tampere, Finland - [to be announced] *
Oct. 09 - Helsinki, Finland - Dante's Highlight *
Oct. 11 - Hamburg, Germany - Headbangers Ballroom *
Oct. 12 - Paris, France - La Scene Bastille *
Oct. 13 - Lyon, France - Marche Gare *
Oct. 14 - Mulhouse, France - Noumatrouf *
Oct. 15 - Speyer, Germany - Halle 101 *
* With Cirlce II Circle only
British dark metal act Cradle of Filth have announced a small batch of tour dates set to take place across South America this coming December. The tour will be the first in support of the band's new album titled "All Hallows Eve" which is due for release on November 9th, 2010 through Nuclear Blast Records.
Confirmed South-American dates:
Dec. 14 - Ciec - Caracas, Venezuela
Dec. 16 - Teatro Caupolican - Santiago, Chile
Dec. 17 - El Teatro Flores - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Dec. 18 - Carioca Club - São Paulo, Brazil
Sweden's One Without has posted footage from the band's European tour, which can be viewed below. One Without also commented on the video:
"Below you can find a link to part one of our European tour that we did in May/June this year, we will upload part two in the coming days, and there will also be a new studio video in a few weeks, so be sure to keep your eyes on our youtube channel and myspace! Take care!"
Canadian hardcore act Threat Signal have announced the departure of guitarist Adam Weber from the band and have announced Kris Norris as his temporary replacement. Kris Norris is a former member of the metalcore act Darkest Hour.
Bassist Pat Kavanagh commented by saying:
"Adam has decided to leave us. He has some personal things he needs to work out and we wish him all the best. We're still good friends and there's plenty more beers that we'll have together, so no worries. I know this sucks to hear for a lot of you, and I can list off a boatload of bands that have been through the same shit we've been through. Just know it sucks hard on our side, too."
U.K. based black metal act Hecate Enthroned has issued the following brief update about appearing at the 2010 edition of the Damnation Festival:
"Hecate Enthroned have been added to the Terrorizer Stage on this years Damnation Fest. We are looking forward to seeing as many of you there as is possible, cos we are going to destroy! Nail shitting fury and total chaos will abound!"
The festival takes place on November 6th, 2010 in Leeds and will also include The Dillinger Escape Plan, Anaal Nathrakh, Lawnmower Deth, and more.
Irish progressive metal act Prophecy Within have announced an upcoming performance in their hometown of Cork, Ireland. The band are scheduled to open for fellow Ireland metal act Wardog. The show is set to take place on August 27th 2010 at An Cruiscin Lan in Cork, Ireland. Support on the show will come from Five Will Die.
Patrick Neumayer of Lacerta has checked in with the following announcement about the band finishing a new full-length album:
"Thanks to everyone has supported us, and to everyone who has waited patiently. The album is here and we are very happy with it. The official launch of this album will be Friday the 13th of August. Anyone who would like a copy before hand please contact us. Cheers everyone. Kind regards."
You can check out sample Lacerta tracks through the band's MySpace page.
Montreal deathcore act Ion Dissonance are streaming two brand new tracks titled "You People Are Messed Up" and "After Everything That’s Happened, What Did You Expect" over on their myspace page. The songs come off of the band new album titled "Cursed," which is due for release on August 24th, 2010 through Century Media.
You can listen to "You People Are Messed Up" here.
Norma Jean has posted a new music video online for the song "Deathbed Atheist," which can be viewed below. The video clip was directed by Linus Johansson at Popcore Film and is off the band's latest album "Meridional."
Daytona Beach, Florida's The Autumn Offering have announced a series of late summer concert dates with Kittie. The tour will be the first for The Autumn Offering in support of their upcoming self-titled studio ablum. due out on August 31st, 2010 through Victory Records. Support on the trek will come from Silent Civilian with Kittie in the headlining slot.
Kittie, The Autumn Offering, Silent Civilian tour dates:
September 17 – Tuscon, AZ - The Rock
September 18 – Farmington, NM - Gators
September 19 – Colorado Springs, CO - The Black Sheep
September 21 – Salina, KS - Blue Goat
September 22 -Lincoln, NE - Knickerbockers
September 23 – Waterloo, IA - Spicoli’s Rock Garden
September 24 – Elgin, IL - The Roadhouse
September 25 – Traverse City, MI - Ground Zero
Montreal, Canada's Beneath the Massacre have revealed the title for their upcoming EP. The title of the EP, which was produced by Chris Donaldson and mastered by Alan Douches, has been set as "Marée Noire." "Marée Noire" translated means "Oil Slick."
"Marée Noire" is set for release in North America on September 14th, 2010 through Galy/Prosthetic Records.
Massachusetts metalcore act The Acacia Strain have posted the final video teaser online for their new studio album titled "Wormwood." "Wormwood" was released today, July 20th, 2010, through Prosthetic Records.
The video can be viewed below:
The Dillinger Escape Plan have been confirmed as one of the headlining acts at this year's upcoming Damnation Festival. The Dillinger Escape Plan headline a group consisting of Earthtone9, Anaal Nathrakh, Alcest, Rolo Tomassi, SSS, Lawnmower Death,Hecate Enthroned, Fen and Fukpig.
Damnation Festival 2010 is set to take place on Saturday, November 6th at Leeds University Union in West Yorkshire, U.K.
Canadian hard rock legends Rush are the latest band to be featured in the popular video game franchise Guitar Hero, as lead singer/bassist Geddy Lee and guitarist Alex Lifeson are scheduled to record narration for the final part of Guitar Hero: Warriors Of Rock's Quest Mode. The part in question will feature the song "2112", with the concluding segment of the story being based on the song.
"In our story, the caves of 2112 are where our hero finds the lost guitar," says Lee. "This rediscovery of music is much like the Guitar Hero warriors' journey to find the Demi-God of Rock's Legendary guitar, which has been trapped in a cavern."
WINDS OF PLAGUE are busy the weak touring across North America as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival all summer long, while continuing to write material for their much anticipated new album. Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed, Kingdom of Sorrow) recently sat down with Jonny Plague to discuss his guest spot on the upcoming WINDS OF PLAGUE record and the current happenings on the Rockstar Mayhem Festival. Watch the interview below:
Metal veterans Shadows Fall have some fan-friendly stuff going on today. Band bassist Paul Romanko did an interview with themetalregister.com where he talks about the current Mayhem Fest Tour, the state of the music business and some other gems. You can read a full transcript here.
themetalregister.com is also giving away a placard signed by Romanko. Check that out here.
New Jersey thrash/death metal band Ruins of Akora has released their latest self titled EP for free online for the next three months. Download the EP at this location. The band is currently seeking a lead guitarist.
The tracklisting for the "Ruins of Akora" EP is as follows:
01. To Die Alone
02. Anger Is A Brief Insanity
04. To My Enemies
05. Descent Into Madness
06 Letting Go More...
Riff monsters Bison b.c. and alt-metal rockers Helmet have gotten together for a West Coast Tour This September. The tour has 13 total dates ranging from the southern part of the West Coast (San Diego, CA) to the middle of nowhere (Calgary, AB).
Bison b.c. Guitarist and vocalist James Farwell commented on the tour: " I first started listening to Helmet when I was doing bonelesses and acid drops wasted in back alleys with big pants and small wheels; a long fucking time ago. Now my body is a jerk, but I still think of them when I drop tune - it is a fucking god damn honor to tour with Helmet."
Sept. 8 Sacramento, CA Harlow's Night Club
Sept. 10 Oakland, CA The Uptown
Sept. 11 San Jose, CA The Blank Club
Sept. 13 Portland, OR Dante's
Sept. 14 Seattle, WA Showbox at The Market
Sept. 16 Vancouver, BC Venue
Sept. 18 Edmonton, AB The Starlite Room
Sept. 19 Calgary, AB Dickens Pub
Sept. 21 Casper, WY Downtown Grill & Venue
Sept. 23 Tempe, AZ The Clubhouse
Sept. 24 Santa Ana, CA Galaxy Theatre
Sept. 25 San Diego, CA The Casbah
Sept. 26 Redondo Beach, CA BriXton
Montreal’s DESPISED ICON, who announced their impending break up earlier this year, has decided to end their career with a final U.S. and Canadian trek this fall. Exact tour dates will be announced in the coming weeks.
Alex Erian (vocals) further states: “It’s been a little while since we’ve checked in with you guys. We’re currently enjoying our first summer at home in over six years and it feels pretty damn good. However, we did receive amazing news a few days ago. Our last North American run is almost completely booked. We’ll be touring most of the U.S. and Canada in September and October with our friends in Misery Index, Revocation and The Last Felony. We’re stoked to have three of our favorite death metal bands on board with us for the final tour and urge you guys to check them out if you haven’t already. Stay tuned as dates are coming soon.”
The band has also recently been confirmed to headline the Trois-Rivieres Metalfest 2010 on the October 15th date.
Jungle Rot has issued the following statement about their drummer's departure: "Eric found himself in a personal crisis that demanded his utmost attention; therefore he had no choice but to leave the band. Since then, we have been jamming with our good friend Tony Ochoa (SINDROME, SPEED HATE KILL) behind the kit and things are sounding great! Tony is a ridiculously hard hitter and will be joining us on the road for the upcoming U.S. tour!
"In other news: Will be touring the US & Canada in support of the band’s latest album 'What Horrors Await,' via Austria's Napalm Records. Support on this trek will come from: Metal Blade artists: Lightening Swords of Death and Woe of Tyrants"
David Matrise further commented about the upcoming tour: "We are stoked to get back out on the road in the U.S. and Canada! It's been way too long! We expect to see you at the shows! No excuses! For all the fans in areas of the country we are not visiting on this tour, fret not! We will be doing more extensive touring in the spring after the release of our new album."
Here are the latest Jungle Rot tour dates:
07/28/10 - Station 4 -St Paul, MN
07/29/10- The House of Rock-Eau Claire, WI
07/31/10-Reggie Rock Club-Chicago, IL
08/02/10-Pirates Cove-Cleveland, OH
08/03/10-Emerson Theater-Indianapolis, IN
08/04/10-Opera House-Toronto, ON
08/05/10-Petit Campus-Montreal, QUE
08/07/10-Championship Bar and Grill-Trenton, NJ
08/08/10-Budda's Place-Newport News, VA
08/10/10-The Muse-Nashville, TN
08/12/10-Emo's Alternative Lounging-Austin, TX
08/14/10-Renos Chop Shop-Dallas, TX
08/15/10-The War Legion Underground-Amarillo, TX
08/16/10-U.B.'s Bar-Mesa, AZ
08/17/10-Ramona Mainstage-Ramona, CA
08/18/10-Whiskey a Go Go-West Hollywood, CA
08/19/10-Modesto Virtual-Modesto, CA
08/21/10-El Corazon-Seattle, WA
Check out the band's video for "Worst Case Scenario" below:
Fear Factory has premiered an Internet only video for the song “Powershifter,” which is taken from the band's latest album "Mechanize" via Noisecreep. Filmed in England earlier this year, the video was created by English videographer Myles Dyer with assistance from producer Tom Bacon and cameraman David Bass. The clip can be viewed below.
Commenting about the video, Burton C. Bell says, “I am very curious to see the reaction to this video. It was filmed by a good friend of ours, Myles Dyer. He has been a great supporter of Fear Factory for a long time, and now he has become a prominent videographer. He traveled with us for about a week during the UK portion of the Fear Campaign tour earlier this year. Although 'Powershifter' was leaked in the early stages of release, we wanted to produce an online only video for Fear Factory fans everywhere. We hope the fans take the video and spread the Fear Factory word like wildfire.”
In October 2009 Evile's bassist, Mike Alexander, passed away while on tour in Sweden at the age of 32. Two months after his death, in December 2009, Evile arranged two memorial shows (Leeds & London) to honor the memory of Mike and to raise money for his family. Below are videos of the entire covers set, including messages read out from Mike's family and Earache Records, at the Mike Alexander Memorial Show in London on December 8th, 2009.
Evile lead guitarist, Ol Drake, had the following to say: "The two nights we did in December meant so much to us all. It was our own way of saying goodbye to our friend, Mike. We attended his funeral with his family and friends, and it was a good ceremony, but we wanted something we know Mike would have loved; two nights of Metal. It was tough to get back on stage again without looking over and seeing him there, as that's what we'd all seen on stage for the past 10/11 years. I don't think people realize how long we all played together. We still miss Mike dearly and can't believe he's gone. Thank you to everyone involved in helping us make these nights happen, and thank you to everyone for coming and paying your respects. I hope you enjoy these videos!" More...
We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories. This week Gazelle Amber Valentine of sludge metal duo Jucifer shares a few stories, mostly about what happens when the first guitar note blasts out:
Every pit has some joy, some blood... and usually a fight or two. But when you're playing guitar through upwards of a dozen cabs, some of the most entertaining pit incidents happen before the pit has even had time to get started.
Most of my favorite crowd reaction stories happened when I hit the very first chord. Because except for those occasions when something goes wrong or there's a noise ordinance, the first chord is always waaay louder than people think it's gonna be. And this leads to great moments. Like when our touring sound man watched this guy with a full pint glass trying to chat up a lady beside the sound board. And when I started to play, the dude jumped and dropped his beer. Which bounced, shattered, and splashed all over the girl. Who was not impressed with dude's game.
A house sound man from a club we've played since the mid nineties told me that he always watches to see what happens. And his favorite reaction to recount was this: a guy flat out fell over when I struck the first chord. Fell on the floor. Epic.
But if you want blood, the best Jucifer pit was probably the one which was throwing pint glasses around. Some of which ended up on the front of the stage, where they were crushed into a perfect carpet of glass shards for the most enthusiastic moshers to roll around in. I can still picture one guy perfectly. He was so covered in blood, he looked like an extra from a slasher movie. Shit did not even look real. And he kept coming back for more. Best part: we talked to him after the show, and he was sober. Now that's commitment!
Check back every Tuesday for more pit stories!
Providence, Rhode Island's The Body will release the new album "All The Waters Of The Earth Turn To Blood" through At A Loss Recordings on July 27th, 2010. The Body is also currently streaming the album in it's entirety online at this location.
The "All The Waters Of The Earth Turn To Blood" track listing is as follows:
1. A Body
2. A Curse
3. Empty Hearth
4. Even Saints Knew Their Hour Of Failure And Loss
5. Song Of Sarin The Brave
7. Lathspell I Name You
Massacre Records has issued the following update about Darkseed revealing the artwork layout for the band's new album "Poison Awaits:"
"Just before releasing their brand new album 'Poison Awaits,' Germany's Gothic Metal pioneers Darkseed have updated their band website at this location. The new design shows the CD artwork and features band news, video clips, tour dates and much more. 'Poison Awaits' will be out July, 23rd on Massacre Records."
Apocalyptica has posted footage online of the band's recent trek to Mexico, which can be viewed below. The band commented on the video clip:
"This footage is about Apocalyptica's recent trip to Mexico, including material of two sold out live shows in Mexico City at Teatro Metropolitan on July 8 and July 9 and footage of the pre-sale and signing session for '7th Symphony' also held in Mexico City."
Holyhell has posted footage online of the band's performance in the Czech Republic, which can be viewed below.
Florida power metallers Kamelot have checked in with the following update about the band finishing up a series of festival appearances:
"Hi All! We are back from the July festivals, just headlined the Metal Stage at Zwarte Cross! It was an amazing few weeks! We return to Europe in August for Wacken, the monster festival we all love playing.
"New album info coming soon including track listings, North American release info and more! We also have a brand new site under development which will launch in the very near future! Stay tuned Kamelot Nation!"
Portugal's ThanatoSchizO has issued the following announcement about releasing a new album entitled "Origami:"
"The new album will be called Origami and is set to be released in October by Major Label Industries. This semi-acoustic CD will include guest appearances from the likes of Fadomorse, Banda de Música de Mateus (brass and woodwind ensemble), alongside many other surprises, such as the use of instruments like the theremin, cavaquinho and balalaika.
"As previously disclosed, the new album is going to comprise songs from previous records but with a different touch, approach and edge to them. The more harsh and heavy melodies are going to give place to a more acoustic, experimental and ethnic side of the band’s enterprise.
“In this album you will encounter a different side of the band and discover that each musician has taken on a journey of self-discovery through music. The recording process was very pungent, rewarding, rich and exciting. No emotions were left out and what you will listen to is what we truly feel about previously recorded songs that hold a tremendous meaning to us." More...
Norwegian Gothic metallers Tristania are currently offering a free download of a three minute mixed and mastered version of the song "Year of the Rat," which is off their new album "Rubicon." The MP3 can be found at this location.
The track listing for "Rubicon" is as follows:
1. Year of the Rat
3. Patriot Games
4. The Passing
7. The Emerald Piper (bonus track)
10. Magical Fix
Japan's Sigh has issued the following announcement about changing venues for the band's upcoming August 10th show in London:
"London Show Venue Changed to The Underworld! Please note that the venue for the our London show on August 10th has been changed to the Underworld! Address: 174 Camden High Street, Camden, London NW1 0NE, United Kingdom. Please spread the word!"
U.K. metallers Warpath have issued the following announcement about parting ways with guitarist Pete Hawthorne:
"Pete has recently decided to leave the band permanently. We are disappointed and sorry with his decision to leave and refusal to play our UK headlining shows. We gave him every opportunity to complete our touring schedule and to play his last shows for the fans but unfortunately he refused. Regardless, the shows went ahead successfully and we would like to thank the promoters Malcolm, Dean and Adam for booking us and to all of the fans there for supporting! Videos and photos of the recent shows will be online soon. We are now looking for a new lead guitarist to join the band. Requirements are below: More...
German thrashers Mortal Infinity have posted footage online from a recent live performance in Burghausen, which can be viewed below. The band also commented on the show:
"First of all we want to thank everybody who took part in our show in burghausen last Saturday. It was our first gig and even though we had some sound problems it was just killer. Big respect to the crowd! Greetz to Last Backdrop and Inward Effect: you guys fuckin' rule! We shot the whole gig for youtube. Here is the first part.
"The other videos will be uploaded very soon at our new Youtube Channel. Subscribe or die! Next Saturday, July 24th we play our next show in Burgkirchen with Battlecreek, Last Backdrop and The Rough Beat. We hope to see many of you guys there, too!"
Boston's Unearth has checked in with the following update about new tour dates in December:
"We said we would be announcing one last go around in North America and Europe on 'The March"' touring cycle and we can now announce the European portion of that tour. We will be joining the Persistence Tour this coming December for a week and a half of festival style shows in big clubs. Not all the bands are announced yet, but we can say Sick of It All, Sepultura, Blood for Blood and Evergreen Terrace will be with us on the road.
"You can count on a handful of other great bands to be part of this bill as this festival tour has a great history of solid line ups from start to finish. More info, as well as the dates and cities will all be revealed soon. Stay tuned for all that as well as the North American tour announcement in the coming weeks. See you all soon."
After a successful Spring tour, 80’s hard rockers Ratt are excited to continue their “World Infestation” with Germany’s Scorpions.
Due to emergency surgery, vocalist Stephen Pearcy was recently forced to cancel a string of European dates; however, the Ratt family reports that he has made a full recovery and is eager to get back on the road.
“Despite the forced break with my surgery, I'm feeling better and being out here on tour with the Scorpions is rehabilitating, to say the least,” Pearcy said. “We’re doing different songs from Infestation and they are going over great! We’re mixing up our set and kicking some ass. It’s a Scorpion sting with some Ratt ‘n’ Roll!”
The upcoming tour supports April’s “Infestation,” which debuted at #30 on the US Billboard Top 200 chart and #4 on the Top Hard Music chart.
The upcoming Ratt tour dates are as follows:
July 21 – Nokia Live - Grand Prairie, TX (w. Scorpions)
July 22 – Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
July 23 – AT&T Center - San Antonio, TX (w. Scorpions)
July 25 – Zoo Amphitheatre - Oklahoma City, OK (Rock N America Music Fest)
July 29 – Key Club – Los Angeles, CA
July 31 – 910 Live – Tempe, AZ
Aug 1 – Pacific Amphitheatre / FAIR - Costa Mesa, CA (Orange County Fair)
Aug 3 – Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA
Aug 4 – Raley Field - Sacramento, CA (w. Scorpions)
Aug 5 – The Monte Carlo Hotel and Casino – Las Vegas, NV
Aug 6 – Warnors Theatre – Fresno, CA
Aug 7 – 4th & B – San Diego, CA
Aug 13 – Scriba Town Inn Summer Concert - Oswego, NY
Aug 14 – Atlantic City Hilton Resort Grand Theatre - Atlantic City, NJ
Aug 20 – Northwoods Rock Rally - Glen Fora, WI
Sept 4 – Speaking Rock Event Center – El Paso, TX
Sept 17 – Shrine Mosque – Springfield, MO (w. Skid Row)
Sept 18 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Maryland Heights, MO
Lynch Mob is getting ready to embark on a summer tour in support of their current release, “Smoke and Mirrors,” on Frontiers Records. The band line-up for this tour consists of George Lynch (guitars), Oni Logan (vocals), Michael Devin (bass) and Brian Tichy (drums).
After seventeen years, singer Oni Logan and guitarist George Lynch found their way back together. "I would say this new record 'Smoke and Mirrors,' is the record we should have put out as a follow up to 'Wicked Sensation'...better late than never I guess...," says Lynch presenting the new record.
Here are the upcoming LYNCH MOB tour dates:
July 20 HOB – GL Clinic Show Houston, TX Clinic
July 22 Dos Amigos Odessa, TX
July 23 Trees Dallas, TX
July 24 Scout Bar San Antonio, TX
July 25 Zoo Amphitheater Oklahoma, OK
July 28 The Altar Bar Pittsburgh, PA
July 29 The Starland Ballroom Sayerville, NJ
July 30 Jaxx Springfield, VA
July 31 The Filmore New York, NY
Aug 01 Crazy Donkey Framingdale, NY
Aug 02 Eleanor Rigby’s Jermyn, PA
Aug 03 House of Blues Cleveland, OH
Aug 04 Scatz NightClub Middleton, WI
Aug 06 Club Vegas Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 07 The New Oasis Sparks, NV
Aug 08 Tower Theater Fresno, CA
Aug 11 Studio Seven Seattle, WA
Aug 12 Dante’s Portland, OR
Aug 13 Last Day Saloon Santa Rosa, CA
Aug 14 Sky City Amphitheater Pueblo of Acoma, NM
Rich from Sonic Syndicate had some fun the other day, showing the guys from Crusty Demons Europe how riding a bike is done! Check out more Sonic Syndicate videos and fun at The Crusty Demons Sonic Syndicate Page.
Metalcore band The Autumn Offering have posted the lyrics to the song "Born Dead," which is off the band's upcoming self-titled full-length. You can check out "Born Dead" on the band's MySpace music player. The album hits stores August 31 through Victory Records and features two new members: guitarist Jesse Nunn (Silent Civilian, Scum of the Earth) who replaced Matt Johnson, and bassist Carl Bensley who replaced Mike Poggione.
"Born Dead" Lyrics:
Cold silence grips me
The life-giving womb a grave
Breathe embryonic poison
Takes my breath away
Shadows engulf this day in black
For one such as I born to his death
My blood of life the venom
Forever wear it's stain More...