Fast food-themed Black Sabbath cover kings Mac Sabbath have officially reached road (hot) dog status, announcing a slew (or slaw, in this case) of 2018 tour dates beginning today in Las Vegas, NV! The band will perform at six venues in the western U.S. in May and June, and will pick up touring again in the fall, beginning in September. More dates are scheduled to be announced soon.
See below for all confirmed tour dates! Tickets are available via each venue. Learn more here: http://www.officialmacsabbath.com/
MAC SABBATH Confirmed U.S. Tour Dates:
5/9 - Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
5/11 - Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theatre
5/12 - Denver, CO @ Crowne Plaza Denver Airport Convention Center
5/13 - Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
5/15 - Flagstaff, AZ @ The Green Room
6/16 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
9/7 - Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver
9/14 - Tustin, CA @ Marty's On Newport
11/1 - San Jose, CA @ The Ritz
11/2 - Crystal Bay, NV @ Crown Room at Crystal Bay Casino
11/3 - Portland, OR @ Dante's
11/4 - Tacoma, WA @ Jazzbones
11/16 - Buffalo, NY @ Tralf Music Hall
11/17 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
Don't forget to snag Mac Sabbath's first ever recorded music - the single Pair-A-Buns - via flexi disc in their official colouring activity book. The colouring book is chock full of fantastically-ridiculous images to colour, dots to connect, mazes to solve and more. Order for just $15 via www.officialmacsabbath.com
Mixing raucous comedy with borderline-horrific theatrics, the only thing more petrifying than impending health problems resulting from years of overeating is a Mac Sabbath show. Show attendees should be prepared to partake in the fun - Mac Sabbath puts on a theatrical, multimedia stage show - complete with a smoking grill, laser-eyed clowns, bouncing burgers and many more magical surprises... basically anything and everything an unwary show-goer could ever want in their wildest dreams. Named by Buzzfeed as one of the "13 Metal Bands You Didn't Know How to React To" + Named as LA's "Best Tribute Band" by LA Weekly.
The Danish heavy scene is on fire these days. The small country best know for H.C. Andersen, Volbeat and beating Germany at the 92' European championship, are experiencing a boost of talent not seen since the hay days of 2003-2006 with Hatesphere, Raunchy, Mnemic and more.
This is your chance to get on board the new wave of Danish hard rock & metal. This all Danish package includes:
Come and see what Denmark is up to these days. You will not regret it.
Classic Japanese metallists Saber Tiger will embark on their first full tour of Eastern Europe in May and June. The group will be taking the Devastation Tour for 12 shows touching base in Russia, Ukraine, Latvia and Lithuania. This is a great chance for European audiences to see one of the best Asian heavy metal bands around with a set based around their latest, and possibly best album, Bystander Effect.
Devastation Tour Dates:
24.05 | Kiev (UKR) | Volume Club
25.05 | Nikolaev (UKR) | Phoenix
26.05 | Zhelty Vody (UKR) | Art Club Etage
27.05 | Krivoy Rog (UKR) | Madisan
28.05 | Zaporozhe (UKR) | Art Club Jet
30.05 | Smolensk (RU) | A club
31.05 | Moscow (RU) | Rock House
01.06 | Tver (RU) | Music box
02.06 | Saint Petersburg (RU) | Zoccolo
07.06 | Liepaja (LV) | Fontaine Palace
08.06 | Kaunas (LT) | Lemmy
09.06 | Jelgava (LV) | MCB
The release of Bystander Effect is not just a simple re-issue for the international market; four of the tracks, originally in Japanese, have been re-recorded with English lyrics, while the brand new acoustic instrumental Ship Of Theseus and a new recording of the Saber Tiger classic First Class Fool are exclusive to the Sliptrick Records release. Also, demo recordings of the spectacular tracks Sin Eater and What I Used To Be are included. There is no better way to get acquainted with Saber Tiger’s unique brand of heavy metal.
Read more about Bystander Effect …here
Get your copy from: Amazon | iTunes | Shop Sliptrick & more
Listen to the whole of Bystander Effect on: Spotify
Saber Tiger are:
Takenori Shimoyama – Vocals
Akihito Kinoshita – Guitar
Yasuharu Tanaka – Guitar
Yasuhiro Mizuno – Drums
Hibiki – Bass
Official Website | Facebook | Youtube | Twitter | On Sliptrick
Download Festival, the world’s premier rock and metal event, has announced musical icon Ozzy Osbourne as the first of its three heavyweight headliners. The three-day festival takes place 8 – 10 June 2018 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets available now at downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets.
No stranger to the hallowed grounds of Donington, The Prince Of Darkness Ozzy Osbourne will headline the Sunday night. Having previously graced the main stage in previous years fronting Black Sabbath, this will be his first ever Download headline solo appearance. The Download Festival set comes as part of Ozzy Osbourne’s final world tour announcement this morning.
Download Festival’s promoter, Andy Copping says:
“We’re unbelievably excited to have Ozzy as one of the headliners next year. Already hailing from the Midlands, Ozzy Osbourne is no stranger to Download, and after Black Sabbath closed the festival in 2016, how could I not ask The Prince of Darkness to come back all on his own? The Download family are without a shadow of a doubt, in for a treat.”
Download Festival is the home of rock music and takes place on the sacred grounds of Donington Park, which have been associated with rock since the eighties. The festival attracts icons of rock and metal to its main stage, plus some of the hottest new acts in the world. AC/DC, KISS, Metallica, Black Sabbath, The Prodigy, Rage Against The Machine, Slipknot, Linkin Park and many more have all headlined its main stage and in 2018, fans can see the Miracle Man, Ozzy Osbourne.
For further information, please visit downloadfestival.co.uk
Bloodstock is excited to announce their third and final headliner for 2018 will be Judas Priest! The metal icons are one of the most-requested bands by the festival’s loyal fan base and finally make their Bloodstock debut at Catton Park in 2018 on Friday night, 10th August.
The legendary band tell us, “Judas Priest are thrilled, honoured and primed, ready to unleash Priest-style metal fury into the headbanging heart and home of heavy metal at Bloodstock 2018!”
With Saturday night headliners, Gojira and Sunday headliners, Nightwish already announced for next year's event, 2018 is shaping up to be another stellar year for Bloodstock.
Before we focus more on 2018, we’re very proud to reveal that Bloodstock raised £11,686.88 in 2017 for the very worthy Teenage Cancer Trust, bringing the total to over £60,000 since our partnership began. A giant thanks to everyone who has contributed over the years for their generous donations!
Get tickets now for 2018! The first wave of Serpents Lair VIP tickets (priced at £290) and Deluxe VIP packages (Luxpads, Bellepads, Podpads, etc) are available now for those who want their VIP spot guaranteed. A smaller second wave and a limited amount of VIP upgrades will then become available on 16th December at 9am. Don't delay if you want to join us in the VIP Serpents Lair, as they’re moving faster than ever before!
Standard weekend tickets are currently available at ‘early bird’ prices (just £125 for four days of metal fun) so grab yours now at the ticket store if you want to save £20! In order to keep up with inflation and extra costs in 2018, standard weekend tickets with camping will increase from last year's £139 to £145 once the ‘early bird’ allocation is gone. The limited allocation of VIP upgrades (for those who've bought early bird tickets) will cost £145.
Bloodstock will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 9th-12th August 2018. Get further information over at www.bloodstock.uk.com.
Iconic German thrashers Rage are teaming up with their comrades Firewind for a Teutonic Tour for the ages. In January 2018 the band will co-headline two UK shows playing London's famous Underworld venue on January 21st and The Corporation in Sheffield the following night, January 22nd. Support comes from British metallers Crimes Of Passion UK.
Tickets for both dates are on-sale now. Secure yours here:
Jan 21st – London, Underworld
Jan 22nd – Sheffield, Corporation
RSVP to the London show on Facebook here: http://po.st/UnderRAGE
Rage released their new, 23rd studio album titled 'Seasons Of The Black' last month.
'Seasons Of The Black' was recorded in February/March 2017 at Megafon Studios (Burscheid, Germany) and at Soundchaser Studios (Zandhoven, Belgium). Its production was handled by Rage, whilst the renowned Dan Swanö (Marduk, Opeth, Katatonia) took care of mix and mastering at Unisound Studios (Grefrath, Germany).
UK's legendary extreme metal icons Cradle Of Filth are pleased to announce that NWOBHM inspired thrashers Savage Messiah will be accompanying them as special guests on their upcoming UK and Ireland tour dates.
Savage Messiah stated:
“We are thrilled to be joining Cradle of Filth on their UK/IRE tour in Oct/Nov! We had a great show together in Portsmouth recently, so we jumped at the chance to do a full run. This promises to be a really great night of metal so make sure you get your tickets early and we look forward to celebrating the UK metal scene with everyone!"
Dani Filth commented on the tour:
"We, as a band, are incredibly excited about hitting the UK and Ireland for a full run of dates around All Hallows Eve, as playing the band's home country is always great fun and the audiences here are very receptive. And nuts. The dates will be the first in a long line of shows that will extend throughout the rest of the World throughout 2018. We aim to be very prolific on the live front, delivering a show worthy of our fan’s exalted expectations and more"
Tickets are on sale now!
Cradle Of Filth ‘Cryptoriana World Tour’ - UK & Ireland
w. special guests Savage Messiah
30.10. Belfast - Limelight
31.10. Dublin - Academy (Halloween Show)
02.11. Manchester - Academy 2
03.11. Glasgow - Garage
04.11. Birmingham - O2 Institute 2
05.11. Leeds – Church
07.11. Oxford - O2 Academy
08.11. Southampton - Engine Rooms
09.11. Norwich - Waterfront
10.11. London - Electric Ballroom
11.11. Bristol – Bierkeller
Cradle Of Filth have also released a brand new video in which singer Dani Filth talks about working with Artūrs Bērziņš on the expressive artwork of their eagerly awaited 12th album, ‘Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness Of Decay’. Watch it here: https://youtu.be/oVa2QASL0Jw
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Corrosion Of Conformity will join Danzig on a short run of live dates next month. The week-long trek will commence off on September 7th in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire and includes stops in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Montclair, New Jersey; Huntington, New York; Lewiston, Kentucky; Cleveland, Ohio and Detroit, Michigan.
As a precursor to their run with Danzig, Corrosion Of Conformity will play Psycho Las Vegas this weekend at theHard Rock Hotel And Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada alongside the likes of Mastodon, Swans, The Murder City Devils, Cult Of Luna with Julie Christmas, and so many more. The following week the band will make their way to the Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. See all confirmed dates below.
Corrosion Of Conformity:-
8/20/2017 Psycho Las Vegas @ Hard Rock Hotel And Casino - Las Vegas, NV [tickets] 8/26/2017 Mohegan Sun Wolf Den - Uncasville, CT [tickets]
9/07/2017 Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom - Hampton Beach, NH
9/08/2017 Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA
9/09/2017 The Wellmont Theater - Montclair, NJ
9/11/2017 The Paramount - Huntington, NY
9/12/2017 Artpark Amphitheater - Lewiston, KY
9/14/2017 Agora Theatre - Cleveland, OH
9/15/2017 The Fillmore Detroit - Detroit, MI
Corrosion Of Conformity has been diligently working on their follow-up to 2014's IX offering. Helmed by longtime producer John Custer, who's recorded such prior COC classics as Deliverance, Wiseblood, America's Volume Dealer, and In The Arms Of God, the record will mark the band's studio reunion with vocalist/guitarist Pepper Keenan and their first full-length record together since 2005.
Corrosion Of Conformity emerged from hibernation as a trio and released 2012's self-titled album and 2014's IX to wide acclaim, but many fans have been eagerly and patiently awaiting the return of Keenan.
UK metal stalwarts Fury and Dakesis will be teaming up for the “Lost in the Dawn” tour this November!
Following on from an explosive summer of festivals for both bands including Bloodstock Open Air, LoStock, Breaking Bands, HRH Metal and Hammerfest, this tour will be the last chance for many people to see both bands before they retreat back to the studio for work on new albums.
Dakesis recently announced that bass player Amie Chatterley is currently pregnant, and will be 8 ½ months at their imminent performance at Bloodstock Open Air, however she has no plans to sit out on the fun and says “We’re taking a break from touring in September and October, but we’re going to be roaring to hit the road come November, and we couldn’t be more excited to be doing it with our good friends Fury”
Fury drummer Alasdair Davis adds “We’ve been itching to hit the road again and for the first time we’ll be doing it as a headline band, sharing the honours with our good friends in Dakesis. We’re looking forward to playing what is sure to be one of the most exciting metal tours in recent times, at some of our favourite venues across the UK”
Tickets links available soon, direct from venues or from the band websites below
Finnish heavy metallers Battle Beast have just announced their first ever full UK headline tour for next March, following the release of their anticipated new album 'Bringer Of Pain' which will be released via Nuclear Blast on February 17th.
Check out the trailer for 'Bringer Of Pain' here:
Bassist and vocalist Eero Sipilä commented:
"United Kingdom - the holy land of heavy metal! It’s taken its bloody time for us to make it past London, but like they say, all bad is worth waiting. We're super excited to finally explore UK further, and meet with all the people who've had to live without the beast for so very long. This will indeed be a blast! Majesty are old touring mates of ours, so it’s great having them on board to bring in some well needed German sex-appeal ". - Eero / BB
Tickets are on sale now and available via the links below:
22nd March - Wolverhampton - Slade Rooms
23rd March - Manchester - The Ruby Lounge
24th March - London - Underworld
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