Brazilian metal legends Ratos De Porão announce headlining Latin American tour in September
Alpha Omega Management's Alpha Omega Tours have a huge pleasure to announce Ratos De Porão Latin American Headlining Tour, kicking off on September 1st in Uruguay! Check out the tour trek below.
September 01 - Montevideo, Uruguay - Bluzz Live
September 02 - Santiago, Chile - Arena Recoleta
September 03 - Santa Cruz De La Sierra, Bolivia - Ex-Discoteca Skala
September 05 - Lima, Peru - Discoteca Mangos
September 07 - Quito, Ecuador - Old Times
September 08 - Bogota, Colombia - Subte Club
September 09 - Panama City, Panama - Hangar 18
September 10 - Santa Jose, Costa Rica - Fenix Rock Bar
September 15 - San Salvador, El Salvador - Bar Medieval
Just recently Ratos De Porão concluded their successful European Headlining Tour and Festivals in June/July. Check out a video clip from Obscene Extreme, where the band performed on July 06th: https://www.facebook.com/RatosdePoraoOficial/videos/1474318759302843
Brazilian legends and indisputable masters Ratos De Porão (or simply RDP) have been commanding the punk / hardcore / crossover / thrash four-way scene since 1981, releasing so far 15 studio albums and several other efforts! Despite the changing trends and tastes, the band has kept and keeps holding the Pole Position, remaining resolutely uncompromising both musically and politically since the very beginning! The band’s latest album “Século Sinistro” (2014, via Alternative Tentacles) is a real crossover thrash masterpiece of the ’80s with the taste of modern hardcore of our days! In spite of their long successful career, today the band is more active and hungry than ever and ready to deliver blast to their loyal fans while conquering new territories.
http://www.ratosdeporao.org – http://www.facebook.com/RatosdePoraoOficial
Hailing from the state of Texas, the band will be touring Japan and Taiwan during January 2017.
01/03 - TOKYO @ Sunrise
01/04 - TOKYO @ 20,000V
01/05 - OSAKA @ Hokage
01/06 - OSAKA @ Namba Mele
01/07 - YASU @ Bari-Hari
01/08 - KYOTO @ Socrates
01/09 - TOKYO @ Heaven's Door
01/11 - TAIPEI, Taiwan @ Revolver
01/12 - KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan @ Kaohsiung Rocks
01/14 - TOKYO @ Antiknock
Regina, Saskatchewan (CA) Metallers TMHM will embark on their Eastern Canadian Tour August 5.
TMHM (formerly The Man and His Machine) is a four-piece metal band. The group combines punk, hardcore, thrash metal, and rock with gritty word-heavy vocals to produce a chaotic and dynamic sound. On August 17 the band will mark their sixth release with their debut full length album Stage Names, recorded at Rain City Studios in Vancouver, BC with Stu McKillop (Daggermouth, Youth Decay) and his team of engineers.
Rage Against The Machines's Tim Commerford announces intimate London gig to raise money for the
Tim Commerford's new politically-charged punk rock trio Wakrat (pronounced wôk•rat) will make their UK live debut on Tuesday, July 26th in a one-night-only appearance at The Black Heart in Camden with all proceeds from the gig going towards the homeless charity Shelter.
Notorious for his infamous bass lines in Rage Against The Machine, Commerford fronts Wakrat on vocals and bass over a tight mix of punchy, rhythmic and dynamic punk rock, fuelled by political dissent, social commentary and an undiminished subversion and questioning of authority.
Commerford said: "We are gearing up to be on the offensive. Our mission is to attack modern music and smash the grid. Unapologetic, unrelenting, unbridled and uncensored. Understood?"
In 2010, Rage Against The Machine donated all the proceeds from the Christmas #1 single to Shelter after Jon and Tracy Morter's Facebook campaign launched "Killing in the Name" to the #1 spot - toppling Simon Cowell and the X-Factor monopoly. Wakrat will open the 27-date #MakeAmericaRageAgain tour with Tim's other band, Prophets Of Rage, later this summer, meaning that Commerford will be pulling double duty. Prophets Of Rage have also promised to gatecrash the Republican Party Convention on July 19th to protest at Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump. Wakrat, signed to UK-based Earache Records, will release their debut album on November 8th to coincide with the US election.
Tickets for the gig on Tuesday, July 26th at The Black Heart in Camden are priced at £10 and will go on sale tomorrow (Tuesday, July 12th) at 10am from https://dice.fm/event/wakrat-26th-jul-the-black-heart-london-tickets
Londoners Happy Accidents release music video for new single 'Running' and announce UK album tour
London indie-punk trio Happy Accidents have revealed a brand new single and music video for ‘Running’ ahead of the release of their debut album ‘You Might Be Right’, which will be available via Alcopop! Records on 1st July.
Rich from the band says
“Running is our token existential crisis song. It stemmed from my brief stint with meditation and is about whether knowing that you’re a puny mortal human is terrifying or comforting. For the video, we did what we do best, which is obviously play with kites and scooters. As I’m sure is evident when you watch it, we shot it ourselves and it was dead good fun!”
The pre-order for the album is also now live and special bundles include an illustrated zine companion piece put together by the band. Happy Accidents will be heading off on tour following the album release with a string of headline shows and festival appearances plotted. See below for full dates.
Drawing influence from The Thermals, The Pixies, as well as their peers in the UK’s thriving DIY scene, Happy Accidents craft the kind of earworms that will be rattling round your head for months to come. While adept at sugar-coated choruses and ‘four to the floor’ disco drums, the disparity between the music and the lyrics showcases the great dichotomy of Happy Accidents. The album deals with matters such as social anxiety and societal pressures, with first single ‘Leaving Parties Early’ raising questions of identity within the context of attending parties where you don’t quite know if you fit in. This contrast runs throughout the record, with the band pairing introspective lyrics with the biggest hooks they can muster.
Formed by brothers Rich and Neil Mandell and Phoebe Cross back in 2014, the band fuse their deep-seated love of 90s punk and indie, whilst still managing to sound as fresh as any of their contemporaries. Quickly making a name for themselves within DIY punk circles, they’ve shared stages with the likes of The Front Bottoms, Martha, Muncie Girls, and countless others.
Deez Nuts are thrilled to announce further touring in support of their latest album “Word Is Bond”. which entered the German charts at #34 upon its release in April 2015.
European Summer Tour 2016 pt. 2
29.07.16 (CZ) Moravská Třebová - Pod Parou
30.07.16 (AT) Innsbruck - Weekender
02.08.16 (DE) München - Free And Easy
03.08.16 (DE) Lichtenfels - Paunchy Cats
05.08.16 (DE) Wacken - Wacken Open Air
06.08.16 (DE) Lichtenstein - JZ Riot
10.08.16 (IT) Osimo - Wetfest
11.08.16 (SI) Tolmin - Punkrock Holiday
12.08.16 (AT) Dornbirn - Conrad Sohm
14.08.16 (UK) Kingston upon Thames - The Fighting Cocks
15.08.16 (UK) Plymouth - Underground
16.08.16 (UK) Bournemouth - The Anvil
18.08.16 (DE) Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze
19.08.16 (BE) Hasselt - Pukkelpop
20.08.16 (DE) Trier - Summerblast - Early Afternoon
20.08.16 (DE) Dessau - Destruction Derby - Late Night
EUROPEAN SUMMER TOUR 2016 pt. 1
09.-12.06.2016 (AT) Nickelsdorf - Nova Rock
13.06.2016 (FR) Lille - La Peniche
14.06.2016 (FR) Nancy - La Machine a Vapeur
15.06.2016 (FR) Lyon - La Marquise
17.06.2016 (DE) Oberwolfach - Wolfklause
18.06.2016 (DE) Saarwellingen - Rockcamp
20.06.2016 (DE) Bremen - Tower *
21.06.2016 (SE) Gothenburg - Sticky Fingers *
22.06.2016 (NO) Oslo - John Dee *
24.-25.06.2016 (NL) Ysselsteyn - Jera On Air Festival
26.06.2016 (DE) Lindau - Club Vaudeville *
27.06.2016 (AT) Salzburg - Rockhouse *
28.06.2016 (SI) Bratislava - Majestic *
29.06.2016 (PL) Poznan - Pod Minoga
30.06.2016 (PL) Warsaw - Hydrozagadka
01.07.2016 (DE) Rostock - Alte Zuckerfabrik
02.07.2017 (DE) Muenster - Vainstream Rockfest
03.07.2017 (DE) Aschaffenburg - Colos Saal
04.07.2017 (DE) Frankfurt - Das Bett
05.07.2017 (DE) Dresden - Groovestation
07.07.2017 (DE) Erfurt - From Hell
08.07.2017 (DE) Proelsdorf - Krach am Bach
09.07.2017 (DE) Bonn - Rockaue
* w/ Amity Affliction, Thy Art Is Murder
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By Ali Nichol-Way
Support came from Nic Wood and Second Place Hero.
Recently D.E.A.D has been making waves in the underground Alternative scene. After near-constant touring as a support act since Christmas and having a recent festival appearance at Camden Rocks, they have made a name for themselves with their energetic, punk-infused live shows. Naturally everyone was intrigued to see what they would bring to their own headline show.
Opening to a sparse crowd of roughly thirty, Nic Wood stepped up to the plate with a cry of “Hello Think Tank”. Armed with only an acoustic guitar, the feeling of ashamedly expecting an acoustic set made up of three-chord songs that sounded the same was there. Surprisingly Nic could shred on an acoustic guitar. Whilst amazingly talented at playing, (he never dropping a note) he seemed to have a Jekyll and Hyde effect with his singing going from a laid back, classic acoustic style vocals in to raging screams that could fill the venue without the need of a microphone.
There may well be some philosophical depths as to why he does this but it gained only disinterested and various jumps from the crowd who quickly turned back round to see talk to others. Going through the songs, you couldn’t doubt his passion in his performance. However it seemed that the acoustic tone did not fit well at a show headlined by a band known to jump into crowds. Nic retired off stage to a polite applause from the milling audience.
Next up were Newcastle’s own Second Place Hero. There was initial excitement for the Pop Punk quartet and their catchy hooks soon gained some excitement from the audience, but this soon died down as they turned into pretty much a boring act. You would think vocalist Graeme Costello had left the oven on at home due to his disinterested performance. His lack of eye contact and bored walking on stage screamed that this was a show they didn’t want to do. However their songs were quite tight, showcasing tracks off their E.P “Year of the Underdog” with some skill. The most interaction that was had with the crowd was when they got them to clap along to their '1000 miles' cover and hit 'our time is up'. They then proceeded to leave the stage as fast as possible, leaving nothing but an awkward atmosphere.
When headliners D.E.A.D said “all aboard the Tourtanic” they weren’t joking. Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go oOn” filled the venue as the band piled on stage. Within in minutes the lead singer Alex Mountford had the whole crowd doing jazz hands, successfully showing the supports up. As they went into the bouncy tune “Phantom” the audience were literally bouncing up and down which they continued to do for the whole show.
As they went from 'Verona' into 'Alaska', you could see them develop into a tighter and more powerful sound. This was also evident in their live show as you could see the difference in their live act, seeming more focused even from when they were here supporting Ashestoangels on Wintour. They also showed a strong connection with the audience, with all of the members making eye contact, thanking the crowd for coming out tonight, even laughing when some dedicated fans pulled out lighters and phones during 'Alaska'.
However they still have some way to go after they messed up a bit on 'Cowboy', but that is probably a part of the classic D.E.A.D experience of "all out, uncaring rock". Fan anthem “Beautiful Broken Bones” closed the set and ended with Mountford in with the crowd and then them screaming for one more song. Pretty much, if you want a great live show with lots of jumping and sweat, then D.E.A.D are definitely a band to check out.
Nic Wood  + Second Place Hero  + D.E.A.D. (8)
In celebration of the release of their debut album "Devil's Breath", out today via Hells Headbangers, metal / punk deviants Nekrofilth announce the full dates for the "Devil's Breath Reeks the West" North American tour.
Next month, Nekrofilth will be defiling audiences (and more) in the following cities and at the following venues:
November 4 - Denver, CO @ Rhinoceroplis
November 5 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Shred Shed
November 6 - Boise, ID @ The Shreder
November 7 - Seattle, WA @ The Black Lodge
November 8 - Vancouver, BC @ Punky Thrasherbalts
November 9 - Portland, OR @ Slabtown
November 10 - Portland, OR @ Quagkeep Manor
November 11 - TBA
November 12 - Eugene, OR @ TBA
November 13 - Bend, OR @ 3rd. St. Pub
November 14 - Sacramento, CA @ TBA
November 15 - Oakland, CA @ Elis Milehigh Club
November 16 - San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside
November 18 - Ventura, CA @ Billy O's
November 19 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Biko Garage
November 20 - Los Angeles, CA @ East 7th St. Warehouse
November 21 - TBA
November 22 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Joint
November 23 - Long Beach, CA @ 6th St. Warehouse
November 24 - Tuscon, AZ @ District Tavern
November 25 - Phoenix, AZ @ Yucca Taproom
November 26 - Flagstaff, AZ @ Cottage House
November 27 - Santa Fe, NM @ Dave Cave
And as Devil's Breath continues to reap critical acclaim, Nekrofilth have just recently premiered a grisly, graphic video for album tracks "I'm a Degenerate" and "Junkie Cunt." Not for sensitive eyes, the video can be viewed in its entirety here
Tracklisting for Nekrofilth's "Devil's Breath"
1. Crave the Grave
2. Scum Freak
4. Death Rush
5. Deep Inside Disease
6. I'm A Degenerate
8. Junkie Cunt
9. Devil's Breath
10. Lead Us to the Dead
11. Smear the Sleaze
12. Volcanic Zit
13. Blood Bug
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