Knoxville-based Whitechapel will saw blade their way through a monstrous co-headlining tour with Suicide Silence. Sponsored by BlackCraft Cult Clothing, the Straight Outta Hell tour will commence on September 28th in Portland, Oregon and conclude October 22nd in Las Vegas, Nevada. Additional support will be provided by Carnifex and Oceano, with Despised Icon appearing at select dates.
WHITECHAPEL w/ Suicide Silence, Carnifex, Oceano:
9/28/2016 Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR
9/29/2016 Studio 7 - Seattle, WA
9/30/2016 Pinnacle NW - Spokane, WA
10/01/2016 Pub Station - Billings, MT
10/02/2016 The Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO
10/04/2016 Wooly's - Des Moines, IA
10/05/2016 Waiting Room - Omaha, NE
10/06/2016 Cabooze - Minneapolis, MN
10/07/2016 The Rave - Milwaukee, WI
10/08/2016 St. Andrew's Hall - Detroit, MI
10/09/2016 House of Blues - Chicago, IL
10/11/2016 Agora Theatre - Cleveland, OH*
10/12/2016 Harmony House - Webster, NY*
10/13/2016 The Gramercy Theater - New York, NY*
10/14/2016 Chameleon Club - Lancaster, PA*
10/15/2016 Rock & Shock @ Palladium - Worcester, MA
10/16/2016 GameChanger World - Freehold, NJ
10/17/2016 Arizona Pete's - Greensboro, NC
10/19/2016 Warehouse Live - Houston, TX
10/20/2016 The Door - Dallas, TX
10/21/2016 Top Deck - Farmington, NM
10/22/2016 Vinyl @ Hard Rock - Las Vegas, NV
* w/ Despised Icon
Whitechapel recently completed an extensive run across the US on the annual Vans Warped Tour as well as an explosive performance at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest this past weekend. The band is currently touring in support of their recently-issued sixth full-length, Mark Of The Blade. Hailed as an, "exciting milestone," by Alternative Press, Mark Of The Blade was produced by Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, Cannibal Corpse) and sees Whitechapel redefine who they are and what they are capable of with the resulting eleven tracks. Kicking off with "The Void" - which has a Slayer-esque ferocity that is perfectly suited to the band's three-guitar attack - the songs that follow all leave a distinct impression, and by the time the rich, dark melodies on "Decennium" bring the record to a close, it's impossible to deny the emotional weight brought to bear. Guitarist Alex Wade explains, "At this point in our career and as we grow older, we are taking a more open-minded approach to creating our music, allowing what we think sounds good to evolve naturally, rather than to just write what is expected of us."
To purchase Mark Of The Blade in various formats, visit: metalblade.com/whitechapel, where the video for the latest single, "Elitist Ones," can also be viewed.
Italian melo-death band Genus Ordinis Dei who earlier this year released their debut album "The Middle" and "EP 2016" on Mighty Music are now ready to embark on an extensive 31 days European tour supporting fellow country musicians Lacuna Coil.
Genus Ordinis Dei and Lacuna Coil already know each other well as the band's "EP 2016" was produced by Marco "Maki" Coti Zelati (Lacuna Coil).
Heavy Metal legends Iron Maiden continue their hugely successful The Book of Souls World Tour into 2017 with a series of European arena shows opening in Antwerp, Belgium on April 22, Maiden’s first visit to this city since 1981 on the Killers Tour! The band then travel to Germany for shows in Oberhausen, Frankfurt and Hamburg before heading into the UK and Ireland for an extensive series of concerts in May. There will be 8 dates across England in Nottingham, Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds, Newcastle, Liverpool, Birmingham and London, two in Scotland in Glasgow and Aberdeen and one in Cardiff, Wales.
Maiden founder member and bass player Steve Harris says,
“As it’s been so long since our last full UK arena tour, we really wanted to get to our fans in as many cities as possible. We’re really looking forward to it, especially visiting places we haven’t been to for a very long time like Leeds where we haven’t played since 2005 and Liverpool where we haven’t played since 1990. The whole band is really enjoying this tour and although we love playing festivals and stadiums, it is terrific to return to the intimacy and atmosphere of arenas. The songs from The Book Of Souls album and the new Maya-themed Eddies and stage sets have gone down really well and fan reaction has been amazing. And of course we know our fans appreciate us playing a lot of the older songs too, which we will continue to do.”
The dates are:
Apr 22 Belgium Antwerp, Sportpaleis
Apr 24 Germany Oberhausen, König-Pilsener-Arena
Apr 28 Germany Frankfurt, Festhalle
May 02 Germany Hamburg, Barclaycard Arena
May 04 England Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
May 06 Ireland Dublin, 3arena
May 08 England Manchester, Arena
May 10 England Sheffield, Arena
May 11 England Leeds, First Direct Arena
May 14 England Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena
May 16 Scotland Glasgow SSE Hydro Arena
May 17 Scotland Aberdeen, AECC GE Oil & Gas Arena
May 20 England Liverpool, Echo Arena
May 21 England Birmingham, Barclaycard Arena
May 24 Wales Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
May 27 England London, O2 Arena
No further European cities will be added to this schedule for 2017
There will be an exclusive pre-sale for Iron Maiden Fan Club members, details of which can be found on www.ironmaiden.com along with information on how Fan Club members can participate in the draw to be “First To The Barrier”.
Iron Maiden continue to be actively dedicated to ensuring their fans always have full access to the best possible tickets in the fairest possible way. Their latest stance on combatting ticket touts for the 2017 UK dates can be found here http://ironmaiden.com/news/article/iron-maiden-announce-extensive-plans-to-protect-their-fans-from-ticket-piracy-profiteering-and-counterfeiting
Additionally, after great feedback to last year’s North American trial of the concept, Maiden fans in the UK will, for the first time, be able to enjoy a Trooper VIP Upgrade package that will allow them early access to the venue, a pile of Trooper goodies and Maiden swag, Trooper beers, food and a designated area to meet with other fans, together with the opportunity to win some great prizes. The upgrade packages are available at £140 from www.troopervip.com. The concert ticket must be purchased separately.
Defiled are now unleashing a first live video for a track taken from their latest crushing full-length 'Towards Inevitable Ruin'.
The clip "Conspiracy (Live in Mongolia 2015)" has been recorded at last year's edition of the Noise Metal Fest in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
"Conspiracy (Live in Mongolia 2015)" is exclusively streaming via the official media partners listed below.
Friedhof Magazine (ES)
Radio Metal (FR)
Zware Metalen (NL)
Antichrist Magazine (UA)
Rock'n'Reel Reviews (UK)
Mastermind Yusuke Sumita comments on behalf of Defiled:
"For most people in the West, metal in Asia probably remains much of a mystery. We want to show how far the love for heavy music reaches and were therefore glad to take the opportunity to record a song of our show at a great festival in Mongolia. Metal gets you further than you might think. We hope that you will enjoy this video and the enthusiasm of the crowd."
Defiled are furthermore announcing dates in Arabia and Iberia this October. More converts in Europe will be confirmed in the near future. Please see below for a list of all confirmed dates.
26 Oct 16 Dubai (AE) The Fridge - Al Quoz
27 Oct 16 Abu Dhabi (AE) Sura - Ramada Downtown Hotel
28 Oct 16 Vigo (ES) Frenoatiko
29 Oct 16 Viseu (PT) Fora De Rebanho
30 Oct 16 Porto (PT) Porto Death Fest
31 Oct 16 Burgos (ES) La New Miel
Defiled will be touring in support of their latest album 'Towards Inevitable Ruin', which is still available through the Season of Mist shop at the link below.
Denmark's Forever Still will embark on a massive European tour together with The Italian Gothfathers from Lacuna Coil. Starting in Paris, the new hope of heavy rock will haunt throughout Europe over to the UK and end the trip in Bologna.
"We are beyond thrilled for this tour!", singer Maja states. "We have wanted to visit our fans all around Europe for a long time, and this line-up with Lacuna Coil is the perfect fit. Not only am I excited to tour with a band I've been listening to growing up, they're also in the top 3 of bands our fans have requested us to tour with! We really can't wait, and I can only imagine the fans are gonna be as excited for this, as we are!"
European tour dates and UK ticket links. Dates are on sale now!
w/ LACUNA COIL
20.10. F Paris - Le Cabaret Sauvage
21.10. B Vosselaar - Biebob
22.10. NL Tilburg - O13
24.10. D Cologne - Underground
25.10. D Berlin - White Trash Ballroom
26.10. D Hamburg - Grünspan
28.10. DK Copenhagen - Vega
30.10. N Oslo - John Dee
02.11. D Essen - Zeche Carl
03.11. D Munich - Strom
04.11. CZ Prague - Rock Café
05.11. A Vienna - Simm City
07.11. CH Pratteln - Z7
10.11. UK Bristol - Marble Factory
11.11. UK London - Koko
13.11. UK Birmingham - Institute 2
14.11. UK Newcastle - Riverside
15.11. UK Glasgow - Garage
16.11. UK Manchester - Academy 2
18.11. UK Southampton - 1865
20.11. F Cognac - West Rock
22.11. E Madrid - But
23.11. E Granada - El Tren
24.11. E Barcelona - Razzmatazz
26.11. I Pordenone - Deposito
27.11. I Rome - Orion
28.11. I Milan - Live Club
29.11. I Bologna - Zona Roveri
With their untamed female lead vocals and haunting melodies, the new wildfire named Forever Still started to spread from Denmark and is ready to burn down every shore with their first studio release Tied Down out on October 21st. The band now published their second album trailer and in this clip, singer Maja Shining speaks about the writing of her lyrics and explains where the inspiration for the album came from.
Watch the video here:
"Pieces of the lyrics will usually come randomly during my daily activities and I'll record them on my phone or I'll write them down. And sometimes it can be one little word that will put the final piece into the puzzle!", Maja explains. "I'm not sure, if I'll ever be able to talk about those things that I sing about. That's why I make music about it."
If you missed the first trailer, check it out here:
With a pinch of Lacuna Coil and a hint of Flyleaf and Bring Me The Horizon, the female-fronted rock inferno Forever Stil mixes heavy guitars with melancholic sounds and just recently signed to Nuclear Blast.
Even though the band just recently signed to Nuclear Blast, they already released two haunting music videos.
See 'Scars' here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUG0c05iK-Q
And 'Miss Madness' here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qtheIeofZo
Finnish melodic death/thrash metallers Re-Armed have released a new music video for "Evolve Cycle," a song taken from forthcoming album The Era of Precarity. The video can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7qtV4pcxOk
The band has also launched on their Facebook page a contest to win a copy of the CD and a T-Shirt. Entrants just need to "Like" the page and share the new video on their timeline; visit http://tinyurl.com/h95x354 to enter. The band will choose one lucky fan and inform him / her personally. The contest runs until the end of the month. Let the game begin!
Re-Armed will release The Era of Precarity internationally on September 30 via Finland's Saarni Records. The physical core of the album is packed into a stylish digipak, which is made from ecological materials. The band has pledged to donate 50 cents from the sale of every copy to Karma Ry (organisation), which supports elder people and young adults in band's home-town area with their activities to prevent disenfranchisement.
Re-Armed has also announced the following dates for its October tour of Spain with Dust Bolt.
Oct 6 Barcelona Sala Rocksound
Oct 8 Zaragoza C.C. Valdefierro
Oct 9 Valencia Sala Matisse
Oct 11 Badajoz Sala Metalarium
Oct 12 Madrid Sala Silikona
Today, San Diego deathgrind unit Cattle Decapitation will head back out on the road for a nine-date North American headlining tour before joining Mexico's Brujeria for a trek across the US in October. The entire stretch will run from September 22nd through October 21st and includes support from Eternal Sleep and Piñata Protest on select dates. See all confirmed dates below.
9/22/2016 The Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM
9/23/2016 Sidewinder - Austin, TX
9/24/2016 18th Street Pier Bar And Grill (BTDF TXDM Assembly) - San Leon, TX
9/25/2016 The Rail Club - Fort Worth, TX
9/26/2016 Pop's - Sauget, IL w/ Eternal Sleep
9/27/2016 5th Quarter - Indianapolis, IN w/ Eternal Sleep
9/28/2016 The Token Lounge - Westland, MI w/ Eternal Sleep
9/29/2016 Montage Music Hall - Rochester, NY w/ Eternal Sleep
9/30/2016 Sneaky Dee's - Toronto, ON w/ Eternal Sleep
w/ Brujeria, Piñata Protest:
10/01/2016 Soundstage - Baltimore, MD
10/02/2016 Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA
10/03/2016 Gramercy Theatre - New York, NY
10/04/2016 Voltage - Philadelphia, PA
10/06/2016 Agora Ballroom - Cleveland, OH
10/07/2016 Reggie's- Chicago, IL
10/08/2016 Cabooze - Minneapolis, MN
10/09/2016 Riot Room - Kansas City, MO
10/10/2016 Bluebird Theater - Denver, CO
10/12/2016 Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
10/13/2016 Hawthorne Theater - Portland, OR
10/17/2016 The Roxy - Los Angeles, CA
10/18/2016 Brick By Brick - San Diego, CA
10/19/2016 Club Red - Phoenix, AZ
10/20/2016 LVCS - Las Vegas, NV
10/21/2016 Strummers - Fresno, CA
Cattle Decapitation will be touring in support of their seventh full-length, The Anthropocene Extinction. Hailed as, "another stroke of genius by one of the best heavy bands of all time" by Exclaim, "the best Cattle Decapitation album so far," by Metal Injection, and, "a furious blast of noise that takes absolutely no prisoners. It not only pounds its listeners into pulp, it also seems to be pounding its own concept of music as well," by No Clean Singing, The Anthropocene Extinction is the most sonically and thematically engrossing record of Cattle Decapitation's maniacal discography. For their efforts, the album landed at #41 on the Top 200 Current Albums Chart, in addition to earning Album Of The Year accolades from Loudwire.com, MetalSucks.net, and MetalInjection.net, among many others.
To preview and purchase the acclaimed The Anthropocene Extinction, visit: metalblade.com/cattledecapitation.
Italian death metal combo Mechanical God Creation are confirmed for Titanfest, set to take place on November 19th in London (UK), sharing the stage with Onslaught, Oliver / Dawson Saxon, Skyclad, Anihilated, Nightlord, Beholder, Hysterica, Huron, Weapon UK, Furnaze, Dethonator and more.
Facebook Event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1751336325110152
Front-lady Lucy comments:
"We are really glad to take part of Titanfest in London with so many cool bands like Onslaught , never played in UK before so we are excited to conquer a new land very soon!! Stay metal \m/"
Mechanical God Creation are currently busy writing new material for the third album, scheduled to be released in 2016. Earlier this year the band toured with Septicflesh, supporting them in Russia. A video footage for their song “Walking Dead” has been posted on YouTube, watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJo7JU46X_0
Titanfest takes its name from The Underground Titans Tour '92, a showcase tour of the finest up-and-coming underground metal bands of the era, in an unprecedented air of cooperation between bands creating what is still hailed by many as the first underground metal tour. Now, that spirit of brotherhood and unity shines through as some of the most time-hardened bands work side-by-side with the newer generation of underground bands to bring a full day's worth of aural assault from the finest in old school thrash, metal and death metal around.
Christian Death have announced an extended tour in Europe starting at Le Ferrailleur in the French city of Nantes on September 30th and closing in style at the Bram Stoker International Film Festival in Whitby, UK on the 30th of October. An additional show is planned at the Papiato Bar in Tel Aviv, Israel on November 3rd.
30 Sep 16 Nantes (FR) Le Ferrailleur
01 Oct 16 Ramonville St. Agne (FR) Le Bikini
02 Oct 16 Saint Jean De Védas (FR) Secret PLace Montpellier
04 Oct 16 Luynes (FR) Le Korigan
05 Oct 16 Lyon (FR) Ninkasi Kao
06 Oct 16 Torino (IT) Padiglione 14
07 Oct 16 Milano (IT) Black Hole
08 Oct 16 Carpi MO (IT) Mattoio Culture Club
12 Oct 16 Wien (AT) Viper Room
13 Oct 16 Praha (CZ) Klub Nova Chmelnice
14 Oct 16 Dresden (DE) Bunker Strasse E
15 Oct 16 Hameln (DE) Autumn Moon Festival
16 Oct 16 Köln (DE) MTC Club
17 Oct 16 Frankfurt (DE) Das Bett
19 Oct 16 Berlin (DE) Bi Nuu
20 Oct 16 Hamburg (DE) Klubsen
21 Oct 16 Utrecht (NL) Tivoli de Helling
22 Oct 16 Eernegem (BE) B52
25 Oct 16 Paris (FR) Le Petit Bain
27 Oct 16 London (UK) O2 Islington Academy
30 Oct 16 Whitby (UK) Bram Stoker International Film Festival
03 Nov 16 Tel Aviv (IL) Papiato Bar
Reigning metal queen Doro Pesch will return to the US next week for a short run of live dates leading to her performance at this year's edition of the Rock Carnival in Lakewood, New Jersey alongside The Used, Life Of Agony, Sebastian Bach, Cinderella's Tom Keifer and many others. The tour will kick off on September 24th and run through October 2nd. Direct support (through October 1st) will be provided by New York's Obsidian. See all confirmed performances below and check out the band's video trailer HERE.
9/24/2016 Alrosa Villa - Columbus, OH
9/25/2016 Montage Music Hall - Rochester, NY
9/27/2016 Tupelo Music Hall - Londonderry, NH
9/28/2016 The Chance - Poughkeepsie, NY
9/30/2016 Palace Theatre - Stafford Springs, CT
10/01/2016 Fish Head Cantina - Halethorpe (Baltimore), MD
10/02/2016 Rock Carnival - Lakewood, NJ
Doro released her 2 Blu-Ray / 3DVD+CD package entitled Strong And Proud - 30 Years Of Rock And Metal through Nuclear Blast earlier this year.
To celebrate her 30th anniversary of performing live, Doro spent 2013/2014 by touring the world extensively, a journey which included three official anniversary shows. The tour kicked off impressively in front of 85,000 people at the world's biggest metal festival, Wacken, followed by two sold-out nights in her home town of Düsseldorf, where she also started her outstanding career. And everyone came to party with Doro: Phil Campbell (Motörhead), Biff Byford (Saxon), Chris Caffery (Savatage), Blaze Bayley (ex-Iron Maiden), Joakim Brodén (Sabaton), Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian), Udo Dirkschneider, Uli Jon Roth, Lordi as well as many more amazing guests.
"We spent endless hours, days, and nights working on the DVD," said Doro, "because we wanted to present a real highlight for all rock and metal fans for the 30th anniversary. We took care of every detail. It began already with the fantastic stage at Wacken. We worked one year on its design. In Düsseldorf, we even celebrated two nights in a row. One 'classic night' with a 40-piece orchestra and one 'balls-to-the-wall' rock show on the second evening. It continued subsequently non stop - with an anniversary tour which led us to Russia, South America, and my second home, the US, among other places."
Strong And Proud - 30 Years Of Rock And Metal contains 38 songs in total, including all Doro classics, many old Warlock hits and cover versions of songs such as "Fear Of The Dark" (Iron Maiden) and "Balls To The Wall" (Accept). Additionally, Strong And Proud - 30 Years Of Rock And Metal offers a unique two+-hour documentary, Behind The Curtain, Inside The Heart Of Doro. It gives the spectator deep and detailed insights into the world of Doro.
"There's great footage from all over the world and never before seen pictures from our life behind the stage. The camera team accompanied us for over one year everywhere and captured very emotional, intimate, and human situations."
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