Slay bells are about to ring, as three-time Grammy-nominated hard rock heavyweights and platinum-selling band Killswitch Engage have announced a trio of holiday season shows.
The band will play at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville NJ on December 28; at The Paramount in Huntington, NY on December 29; and a hometown show at The Palladium in Worcester, MA on December 30.
Rivers of Nihil, Unearth, and a third opener to be announced will serve as support at all three shows. Get tickets here.
"It's been a while since we've been able to do a holiday show so let's fix that," says singer Jesse Leach. "We are stoked to announce these three 'holiday-themed' shows, which will surely be fun and maniacal. Expect things to be out of control and crazy! It will be rounded out by the prolific — and a band favourite — with Rivers of Nihil, as well as our old school friends in Unearth. The sets, the stage, and the vibe will be like no other Killswitch show you have seen! This will be a perfect send off for us as we head into the studio for our new record! Let's do this my friends!"
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE ON TOUR:
12/28 — Sayreville, NJ — Starland Ballroom*
12/29 — Huntington, NY — The Paramount*
12/30 — Worcester, MA — The Palladium**
*Rivers of Nihil main support, followed by Unearth and opener
**Unearth main support, followed by Rivers of Nihil and opener
KSE are currently wrapping up a successful Fall 2022 tour with Lamb of God. Before that, the band enjoyed a sold-out North America trek with August Burns Red and Light the Torch.
The band's latest album Atonement is out now via Metal Blade Records.
English metalcore veterans While She Sleeps announce headline show at Alexandra Palace on 23rd September 2023
While She Sleeps revealed to a rapt audience at Alexandra Palace, whilst supporting Parkway Drive on Friday night, that they'd be headlining the very same venue in just under a year's time on 23rd September 2023. At the culmination of the electrifying set, the band's crew rolled out a handmade announcement banner, to an uproarious response. Tickets for the unmissable evening will be on sale this Friday at 10am.
"We’re gunna be a bunch of fucking punx in a palace haha," say While She Sleeps of the event. "This show will be the embodiment of our entire life’s work. Prepare for the biggest Sleeps show imaginable. It’s time for us to take that leap & we’ve never been more ready. For us, headlining our first arena-sized venue is proof that if we can do this, YOU the people have the potential to do anything. We’re here to make our stamp on history, not wait around for permission."
While She Sleeps released a special expanded edition of latest album ‘Sleeps Society’ via Search & Destroy / Spinefarm earlier this year, which included blistering new track 'Eye To Eye', for which the band self-produced and directed the most epic of cinematic music videos.
The original version of ‘Sleeps Society’ was released in April 2021, to critical and fan acclaim. The band chose a non-chart-eligible retailer local to them to push the album, which racked up first week numbers that would have landed them in the Official Charts Top Ten. Co-produced by While She Sleeps guitarist Sean Long and long-time collaborator Carl Bown, ‘Sleeps Society’ was nominated for Best Production at this year’s Heavy Music Awards with the band also nominated in Best Live Artist and Best UK Artist categories, and ultimately winning the inaugural "Innovation" award for their trail-blazing fan-oriented society itself. The album’s single ‘Nervous’, which features Simon Neil of Biffy Clyro on guest vocals, reached the BBC Radio 1 Playlist, provoking discussion around mental health struggles and coping strategies, drawing upon Sean Long’s own experiences with anxiety.
While She Sleeps have been flexing their profound live prowess worldwide this year, appearing at a plethora of European festivals including Hellfest, Graspop and Hurricane & Southside. They also supported Wage War in North America, as well as headlining Australia over the summer and currently touring Europe and the UK with Parkway Drive.
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Metal Blade Records 40th Anniversary Show October 5
House of Blues - 3950 South Las Vegas Boulevard - Las Vegas, NV
Doors 6:30 PM - Show 7:30 PM
All Ages Welcome
Tickets $35 & up
Tickets Available: HERE
Metal Blade Records founder, Brian Slagel says:-
"As our 40th anniversary year winds down, we are super excited for our big celebration blowout! I hope you all can come party with us in Las Vegas on October 5th with our friends in Killswitch Engage, Fit For An Autopsy and Visigoth. This is the big celebration of Metal Blade, hope to see you all there!!"
Killswitch Engage are the headline act taking over the House of Blues in Las Vegas, NV in celebration of Metal Blade Records 40th Anniversary with support coming from Fit for an Autopsy and Visigoth. The show is set to take place on Wednesday, October 5 and marks the third and final concert commemorating Metal Blade Records momentous anniversary.
Brooklyn, NY is the launching pad for the heaviest tour to hit North America --- here it comes! The Omens tour starts one month before their highly anticipated "Omens" album drops, October 7th on Epic Records.
Check out the Randy Blythe, band vocalist, documentary video clip titled “Rewilding” which shows Randy’s initiative for reforesting in the South American country of Ecuador, solely funded through his cameo sales.
View the documentary here:
It’s really great to see how Randy put his cameo sales into action, raising awareness and making a difference. This opportunity for global engagement could really make a change for the better for our planet.
Also, see below for other shows coming your way.
Lamb of God w/ Killswitch Engage, Baroness, Suicide Silence
Lamb of God w/ Killswitch Engage, Motionless In White, Fit For An Autopsy
Lamb of God w/ Killswitch Engage, Spiritbox, Fit For An Autopsy
*Not A Live Nation Date
LAMB OF GOD is:
The 31. Wacken Open Air is in the books. At the world’s biggest metal festival, 83.400 fans witnessed spectacular shows by Judas Priest, Slipknot and Powerwolf. In total, more than 200 bands rocked nine stages, Sweden’s Amon Amarth even played an unannounced secret concert right underneath the famous Wacken skull.
The joy of finally being able to experience live music and a multi-faceted open air event with like-minded people from all over the world could be felt everywhere. Festival promoters Holger Hübner and Thomas Jensen commented: "The Wacken Open Air is back – finally! We missed the festival as much as the fans did. Now we’re very much looking forward to next year’s edition, which will offer four full days of live concerts for the first time. Tickets go on sale this Sunday evening.“
At a press conference held during the afternoon, police, fire department and emergency medical services as well as the local regulatory authority looked back on an exceptionally peaceful and trouble-free event. The number of occurrences in their respective fields all stayed below of those from 2019. For example, the number of times the fire brigade had to jump into action only was in the lower double digits, the number of cases for the police dropped by 60 percent.
Bands confirmed for 2023, four days of live music for the first time. A first glimpse of next year’s billing was announced on the main stages during the night. W:O:A 2023 will take place Aug 2-5, making it the first time the festival officially boasts four days of live music.
Headlining the event will be the mighty Iron Maiden: There is not a single metalhead that doesn’t know them. And it’s hard to think of a band that has defined classic heavy metal as much as they have. So consequently, there might very well be no band that is a better fit for the "holy ground of metal“. So in 2023, Iron Maiden will return to headline at the Wacken Open Air for the fourth time! So get ready for impressive production, a passionate performance, amazing music and of course Eddie! It has been seven long years since those iconic words have been heard: "Scream for me, Wacken!“
Also announced have been Megadeth from the USA, who are considered worldwide as originators of Thrash Metal and being part of the "Big 4“ of the genre. Also playing will be Irish-American folk-punks Dropkick Murphys and Jinjer from the Ukraine, one of the hottest bands in modern metal today. Two Steps From Hell, a duo from Los Angeles, have amassed millions of followers with their brand of „Epic Music“, used in thousands of movies, trailers, series, spots and games, turning them into the biggest in their field. At the W:O:A, their first festival ever and only festival in Europe in 2023, they will perform a special and unique Wacken set. Fans can look forward to doom pioneers Pentagram and their „50th Anniversary Show“, while death metallers Deicide will celebrate their genre shaping sophomore album "Legion“ with a special show as well. More announcements are: Wardruna (atmospheric Nordic folk), Beartooth (hardcore), Ensiferum (Viking metal), Nervosa (thrash), and Burning Witches (heavy metal). More bands to be follow.
In 2023, there will be once again a theme running through the whole festival: vikings and their culture. This will manifest itself in the overall appearance of the W:O:A as well performances and additional content all over the festival site.
Pre-sale has begun,
Tickets for Wacken Open Air 2023 are now on sale at metaltix.com. Fast-Tickets are sold with an exclusive special shirt, but are limited to 10.000 units. As soon as they are gone, Hard-Tickets go on sale. Pre-sale details can be found at metaltix.com and, starting Sunday, at wacken.com.
Metalheads that move fast could even get their hands on a real Harley Davidson motorcycle! Everybody purchasing a W:O:A ticket within the first 24 hours of the pre-sale starting is automatically entered eligible to win the this totally unique bike which has been customized with a high-class W:O:A paint job.
See you in Wacken. Rain or shine.
Japanese metal band Bridear have just announced their brand new UK tour dates for 2022. Having become the first Japanese band to tour internationally last year, they blew UK & EU audiences away with their 2021 shows. Now, in celebration of their 10th Anniversary, they return this September armed with their brand new album Aegis Of Athena, which was released on May 13th.
The acclaimed five-piece will be performing as follows:
Lead vocalist Kimi comments:-
"The UK is very special to us and we can't wait to return! A lot has happened in the world but we are determined to keep moving forward as we have for 10 years now! 'Raise your voice for us' - we're coming back!”
Haru, the band’s bassist, continues:-
"The new album has songs that will be so much fun live. The shows last year were amazing and this year will be even better, so I hope the UK is ready!”
Tickets will be available from www.bridear.world and at https://www.orionlive.co.uk/upcoming-events
The new album Aegis of Athena is a blistering 11-track sonic assault perfectly blending traditional heavy metal, progressive arrangements, stunning technical prowess and addictive pop-rock hooks. Brimming with big riffs it features feature furious thrash passages, incredible lead lines and irresistible melodic sensibilities, showcasing J-metal like you’ve never heard it before.
Fans can order physical copies of Aegis Of Athena, including a special bundle with CD and t-shirt here: www.setsushop.com
Check out full details here: www.bridear.world
Australian Metalcore crew Amberyse add Brisbane date to 'The Glass House' tour; tour supports announced
Geelong metalcore crew Amberyse dropped their huge single "Glass House" and announced their 'The Glass House' Tour on May 3rd - and now they are adding a Brisbane date to that schedule - and are today announcing the sweet list of artists supporting them on the tour!
The single 'Glass House' is live for streaming and purchase now at bit.ly/GlassHouseSpotify and tickets for all shows on their tour are available at amberyse.com/shows.
The Geelong outfit initially announced three red hot shows for 'The Glass House Tour' - with shows at Sydney's Crowbar, Melbourne's Stay Gold and Geelong's Workers. Today they have added Saturday July 6 in Brisbane at Crowbar, supporting Brissy home town alt-metal legends Meliorist, who have also experienced recent success with their EP and singles! Tickets to all shows are available at www.amberyse.com/shows.
The Crowbar Sydney show will feature support from Liberties, Kaskeid, Elision and Infinite Illusion, Melbourne's Stay Gold show remains a hyped-up mystery for now, Geelong's Workers' show will see The Gloom in The Corner, Liberties and Shopping Trolley Fist Fight - and the Brisbane show sees Meliorist headlining, Amberyse in main support and Isla Vera.
The track "Glass House" is produced, mixed and mastered at The Loud Noise Estate and at its core is about drug abuse and struggling to overcome addiction. The track has managed to secure the band plays on triple j's Short. Fast. Loud., rotation play on The Faction Radio and playlist addition to Spotify's Homegrown and Heavy and Apple Music's Heaps Heavy Playlist!
Forming in early 2015, Geelong's own Amberyse wasted little time establishing themselves as a fiery and energetic collection of musicians with a dynamic stage presence. The groups blend of heavy/melodic riffs, groove riddled percussion and the frenzied energy of frontman Jayden bring together a unique sound that they are proud to call their own. The release of their last creation 'Heavy Hands' in 2018 saw the group playing with the likes of Northlane, In Hearts Wake, Ocean Grove, Hands like Houses and Deez Nuts.
"Glass House" is out now at iTunes & Apple Music/Spotify/Google Play and all good online stores and streaming outlets. Tickets are on sale now for Amberyse's Glass House Tour at amberyse.com/shows.
Cannibal Corpse will play "Leg Five: North America" of Slayer's Final World Tour this spring. The journey begins May 2nd in Phoenix, Arizona and runs through sixteen cities, concluding on May 25th in Mansfield, Massachusetts. Additional support will be provided by Lamb Of God and labelmates Amon Amarth.
Comments the band:-
"We are extremely honoured to be sharing the stage with Amon Amarth, Lamb Of God and of course Slayer this spring on their farewell tour! To be a part of this historic event will be something we will never forget!"
The journey with Slayer will follow Cannibal Corpse's previously announced co-headlining run with Morbid Angel on this year's Decibel Magazine Tour in February/March. See all confirmed dates below.
Cannibal Corpse On The Decibel Magazine Tour 2019 w/ Morbid Angel, Blood Incantation, Necrot:
2/17/2019 Alamo Music Hall - San Antonio, TX
2/19/2019 Club Xs - Tucson, AZ
2/20/2019 The Observatory - San Diego, CA
2/21/2019 The Fonda Theater - Los Angeles, CA
2/22/2019 The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA
2/23/2019 The Regency Ballroom - San Francisco, CA
2/25/2019 Roseland Ballroom - Portland, OR
2/26/2019 Showbox Market - Seattle, WA
3/01/2019 The Oriental Theater - Denver, CO
3/02/2019 The Truman - Kansas City, MO
3/03/2019 Skyway Theater - Minneapolis, MN
3/04/2019 The Concord - Chicago, IL
3/07/2019 Playstation Theater - New York, NY
On Slayer's "Leg Five: North America" Tour w/ Lamb Of God, Amon Amarth:
5/02/2019 Ak-Chin Amphitheatre - Phoenix, AZ
5/03/2019 Isleta Amphitheatre - Albuquerque, NM
5/05/2019 UTEP/Don Haskins Center - El Paso, TX
5/07/2019 Bert Ogden Arena - Edinburg, TX
5/08/2019 The Pavilion At Toyota Music Factory - Dallas, TX
5/10/2019 MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre - Tampa, FL
5/11/2019 Coral Sky Amphitheatre - West Palm Beach, FL
5/13/2019 Big Sandy Superstore Arena - Huntington, WV
5/14/2019 Merriweasther Post Pavilion - Columbia, MD
5/16/2019 Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center - Noblesville, IN
5/17/2019 Providence Medical Center Amphitheatre - Bonner Springs, KS
5/19/2019 DTE Energy Music Center - Clarkston, MI
5/20/2019 Covel Centre - Youngstown, OH
5/22/2019 Canadian Tire Centre - Ottawa, ON
5/24/2019 BB&T Pavilion - Camden, NJ
5/25/2019 Xfinity Center - Mansfield, MA
Bury Tomorrow have today announced their first UK headline tour in support of their forthcoming 'Black Flame' album, out July 13th on Music For Nations.
Speaking of the tour, frontman Daniel Winter-Bates says:-
"This is without a doubt the biggest tour our band has ever done. It's a celebration of where we’ve come from and where we are headed. Black Flame is the album we have always wanted to make and there is no better place to hear it than on this tour. We are absolutely honoured to be taking out 36 Crazyfists, a band that inspired us from the very beginning, showing that true metalcore is still alive and well. Cane Hill are also on board to add the crushing power to a stacked line up!"
The band will play the following venues in December, with support from special guests 36 Crazyfists, Cane Hill and more to be announced:-
11: BRISTOL SWX
12: BIRMINGHAM o2 INSTITUTE
13: GLASGOW GARAGE
14: MANCHESTER o2 RITZ
15: LONDON o2 FORUM KENTISH TOWN
Artist pre-sale from June 13th to all who pre-order or have already pre-ordered 'Black Flame' at:
Tickets on general sale from 10am on June 15th, at:
Rising rock band Crown The Empire have announced a UK headline tour this September.
Support comes from Volumes and Coldrain.
You can see Crown The Empire at the following dates:
Tue 18 Sep The Haunt Brighton - Tickets
Wed 19 Sep Talking Heads Southampton - Tickets
Thu 20 Sep The Fleece Bristol - Tickets
Fri 21 Sep 02 Islington Academy London - Tickets
Sat 22 Sep Asylum Birmingham - Tickets
Mon 24 Sep Green Room Dublin - Tickets
Tue 25 Sep Oh Yeah Centre Belfast - Tickets
Thu 27 Sep Classic Grand Glasgow - Tickets
Fri 28 Sep Riverside Newcastle - Tickets
Sat 29 Sep Academy 2 Manchester - Tickets
Sun 30 Sep Waterfront Norwich - Tickets
Tickets on sale
Friday 1st June at 9am
The band are returning to the UK this weekend and will be playing Slam Dunk Festival.
You can see the band at the following dates:
May 26th - Slam Dunk Festival - Leeds, City Centre
May 27th - Slam Dunk Festival - Hatfield Park, Hertfordshire
May 28th - Slam Dunk Festival - The Nec, Birmingham
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