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Last updated on November 11, 2019 at 8:02 PM ET

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In This Moment To Tour With Black Veil Brides

In This Moment have announced a spring 2020 tour with Black Veil Brides. dubbed The In-Between Tour, the trek will feature support from DED and Raven Black.

Tickets go on sale on Friday, November 15 at 10 AM, local time.

The tour dates are as follows:

March 24 - Orlando, FL - House Of Blues
March 26 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
March 27 - Birmingham, AL - Sloss Furnaces
March 28 - Cherokee, NC - Harrah's Cherokee Events Center
March 30 - Richmond, VA - The National
March 31 - Silver Spring, MD - Fillmore
April 1 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
April 3 - Stroudsburg, PA - Sherman Theatre
April 4 - Cleveland, OH - The Agora Ballroom
April 5 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
April 7 - Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
April 9 - Columbus, OH - Express Live!
April 10 - Detroit, MI - Fillmore
April 11 - Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom
April 13 - Louisville, KY - Palace Theatre
April 14 - Ft. Wayne, IN -The Clyde Theatre
April 15 - Grand Rapids, MI - 20 Monroe Live
April 17 - Minneapolis, MN - Myth Live
April 18 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
April 19 - Columbia, MO - Blue Note (Outdoor Stage)
April 21 - Kansas City, MO - Arvest Bank Center at The Midland Theatre
April 23- Dallas, TX - Southside Ballroom
April 24 - Oklahoma City, OK - Criterion
April 25 - Lubbock, TX - Lonestar Events Center
April 27 - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre
April 28 - Anaheim, CA - House Of Blues
April 29 - Los Angeles, CA -The Novo
May 1 - Las Vegas, NV - House Of Blues
May 2 - Reno, NV - Grand Theatre - Grand Sierra Resort
May 3 - San Francisco, CA - The Warfield
May 5 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
May 6 - Boise, ID - Revolution Center
May 7 - Portland, OR - Roseland Ballroom
May 8 - Kennewick, WA - Toyota Center: Retter & Company Theatre
May 10 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre
May 11 - Vancouver, BC - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
May 13 - Calgary, AL - MacEwan Hall
May 15 - Billings, MT - First Interstate Arena
May 16 - Casper, WY - Casper Events Center
May 17 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre

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UFO Announces More North American Shows

UFO just wrapped the initial North American leg of the Last Orders tour, but fear not, the tour is not over yet and the band is pleased to announce new North American Tour dates for 2020.

These shows kick off February 13th in Medina, MN and run through March 2. Included in this run is a co-headline gig with Blue Öyster Cult and an appearance on the Rock Legends Cruise.

Dates:

February 13 - Medina, MN - Medina Entertainment Center
February 14 - Waukegen, IL - Genese Theater
February 16 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Theater
February 18 - New Bedford, MA - The Vault - Greasy Luck
February 19 - Sellersville, PA - Sellersville Theater
February 20 - Annapolis, MD - Ram’s Head Live
February 21 - Leesburg, VA - Tally Ho
February 23 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Theater (with Blue Öyster Cult)
February 25 - Ponte Vedra Beach, FL - Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
February 26 - Clearwater, FL - Capitol Theater
March 2 - Rock Legends Cruise

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Axxis Confirmed For 70000 Tons Of Metal

German power metal veterans Axxis are the latest band to be confirmed for next year's edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise. This brings the number of bands up to twenty six, with sixty in total to perform. The ship will set sail to Cozumel, Mexico on January 7th and return to Fort Lauderdale, Florida on January 11th.

The lineup is now as follows:

Aborted
Aether Realm
Archon Angel
At The Gates
Axxis
Candlemass
Cruachan
Devin Townsend
Einherjer
Emperor
Epica
Flotsam And Jetsam
Grave Digger
Haggard
Ihsahn
Kampfar
Kissin' Dynamite
Leaves Eyes
Michael Schenker Fest
Moonsorrow
Origin
Soen
Sortilège
The Agonist
Trollfest
Venom
Wintersun

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Alcest Adds London Show To European Tour

In February and March 2020 Alcest will hit the road again, in support of their new studio album Spiritual Instinct, that saw the light of day last month. Today, Alcest are pleased to reveal that a London show date has been added to the UK leg, set to take place on March 4th at Heaven - directly followed by shows in Manchester and Bristol. French hardcore punk act Birds In Row as well as the Icelandic synth pop trio Kaelan Mikla will be supporting the blackgaze pioneers, on all 29 dates.

Spiritual Instinct Tour 2020
Support: Birds In Row + Kaelan Mikla
06.02. FR Audincourt - Le Moloco
07.02. FR Tourcoing - Le Grand Mix
08.02. FR Lyon - Ninkasi Kao
09.02. DE Munich - Technikum
10.02. DE Cologne - Kantine
11.02. DE Hamburg - Gruenspan
12.02. DE Leipzig - Täubchenthal
13.02. DE Berlin - Heimathafen
14.02. DE Hanover - Capitol
15.02. DK Copenhagen - Pumpehuset
16.02. SE Stockholm - Fryshuset Klubben
18.02. FI Helsinki - Tavastia
19.02. LV Riga - Melna Piektdiena
20.02. PL Warsaw - Klub Proxima
21.02. PL Krakow - Klub Kwadrat
22.02. AT Vienna - Szene
23.02. HU Budapest - A38
24.02. RO Cluj-Napoca - Form Space
25.02. RO Bucharest - Quantic Club
26.02. BG Sofia - Mixtape 5
28.02. SL Ljubljana - Kino Šiška
29.02. IT Parma - Campus Industry Music
01.03. CH Lucerne - Schüür
02.03. DE Stuttgart - Im Wizemann
03.03. BE Brussels - Orangerie @ Botanique
04.03. UK London - Heaven
05.03. UK Manchester - Gorilla
06.03. UK Bristol - The Fleece
07.03. FR Paris - La Machine du Moulin Rouge

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Blood Eagle Posts New Lyric Video

In less than two weeks, Denmark based death metal band Blood Eagle will release their final "To Ride In Blood & Bathe In Greed" EP on November 22nd via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band offer fans a lyric video for their song "Eyes Sewn Shut" off the EP. You can check it out below.

The band comments, "The new album offers a vast array of influences, from punk, grind to death metal. One of the last songs we did for the album is 'Eyes Sewn Shut'. This song came out more experimental, even with some influences from Slayer (as you can hear in the intro). The lyrics deal with corruption and touch upon the dark facets of capitalism. Nonetheless, definitely a song that can best be described as commanding skull-crushing death metal energy!"

The album was produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Tue Madsen at Antfarm Studios. All artwork was created by Rune Stigart. The final EP for "To Ride In Blood & Bathe In Greed" will be released on November 22nd.

The band comments, "We are honoured to have signed with one of the world's leading record labels, Nuclear Blast Records! The excitement level of Blood Eagle finally finding the right home to release new material, is higher for us than we can ever express. There are people who want to hear this band, as was evident in the reaction to our performances on multiple European festivals in the last couple of years. We are excited and grateful to be working with the guys at Nuclear Blast, as they strongly will help facilitate and take the Eagle to the next level. More...

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Cult Of Luna Releases New Short Film

Cult Of Luna have released a short film for "A Dawn To Fear", the title track of their new album, and the band's first material under their sole name since 2013's "Vertikal 1&2."

The narrative for the 'A Dawn To Fear' short film was written as a continuous story spread out over two songs ('Lay Your Head to Rest' and 'The Silent Man'). Because of the hard work that was put in by numerous people it deserves to be viewed in it’s intended form. That is why I’m excited that it’s finally available as the 18 min. piece it was written as." - Johannes Persson

Building on 20 years of creating some of the most epic, emotive and inventive heavy music unleashed on the world, there is no denying that Cult Of Luna's A Dawn To Fear is a monster of a record. An album comprised of eight tracks running 79 minutes, it embodies everything the band's faithful have come to expect from them while covering new ground. "Going into the process, we knew the album we wanted to make, an antithesis of what we've done before," says vocalist/guitarist and lead songwriter Johannes Persson. "For pretty much every album there's been a very concrete theme. We've known from the start the kind of story we wanted to tell, and I didn't want that to be the case. I've seen a lot of subtle changes and patterns in my own behavior and my own thinking the last couple of years, and I wanted this to be a completely spontaneous process. I just wanted to see what came out of me, and A Dawn To Fear is the result of that."

Admitting he is perhaps still too close to the record to objectively describe the sound of A Dawn To Fear, Persson believes that it has a more organic feel to it, largely achieved through the use of organs and other acoustic instruments in place of electronic keyboards, and that it is perhaps a more melancholic collection. It is also arguably heavier than their last full-length, 2013's Vertikal and their 2016 collaboration with Julie Christmas, Mariner, both in terms of the sheer density of the music and its tone. When it came to tracking the album, the band opted to work at Ocean Sound Recordings in Norway, which, as the name suggests, is located right by the coast, far from the nearest town. For eleven days the band lived at the studio, and enjoyed the process of constructing the record. With the finished product running to the length of a double CD, there was some discussion of cutting a track, but this did not get far. "We sat down and looked at that song list and we couldn't. It would make it easier for us and everyone involved to cut one song, making it no problem when it comes to LPs and CDs, but we just couldn't see the album any other way. These songs are the songs that make sense. If we cut this song or that song, it would screw up the whole dynamic of the record." More...

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Heart Of A Coward Posts New Music Video Online

Today, intrepid British metal quintet Heart Of A Coward release the new music video for "Isolation" off their fourth full-length album "The Disconnect," released earlier this year in June via Arising Empire. You can check it out below.

Later this month, Heart Of A Coward will embark on a headline tour with special guests Unproccessed! The tour will take them on a 10 date run of the UK in support of latest album ’The Disconnect'.


Heart Of A Coward - The Disconnect Tour with special guests: Unproccessed:

21/11 Newcastle, Think Tank?
22/11 Edinburgh, Opium
23/11 Sheffield, Network
24/11 Leeds, Key Club
25/11 Stafford, Red Rum
26/11 Chester, Live Rooms
27/11 Cheltenham, Frog & Fiddle
28/11 Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
29/11 Southampton, The Loft
30/11 Tunbridge Wells, Forum More...

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