Wasn't Rocklahoma a hair metal festival at one point? I guess the times change. Today, the promoters of the Memorial Day Oklahoma hoedown announced the lineup for the 2013 iteration of the festival and there are a lot of modern bands on there like The Sword, All That Remains, Alice In Chains, Asking Alexandria, Bullet For My Valentine and the headliners Guns N Roses.
The full lineup is actually not too bad if your tastes lean on the hard rock side: (more…)
Wow, this is a killer tour. Hatebreed aren't even off the road for the first leg of their Divinity of Purpose tour and they already have second leg booked. The band announced they'll be heading out this spring with Every Time I Die, Terror, Job For A Cowboy and This Is Hell. That is an unfuckwithable lineup.
Unfortunately, this version of the trek only lasts about 10 days and is not exactly hitting primary markets. But if it's hitting your town, consider yourself lucky. Here are the dates: (more…)
The rumors have been circulating over the weekend that Ghost was about to announce a new North American tour, and those rumors are true. A few days after releasing their new album, Infestissumam on April 8th, the band will be performing at Cochella. This will be the kickoff to their US tour, going all across the U.S. and parts of Canada.
Ides of Gemini will be opening the tour. What's interesting to note is that the band will be playing much larger venues than their previous tours. Hopefully, this will result in a more intricate, and evil stage show. Here are the dates: (more…)
Rhode Island sludgers Howl have just completed a new album with famed tonal producer Zuess, which means SICK TONES ARE COMING! The album is called Bloodlines and is set for release on April 30th. Howl will celebrate by hitting the road this Spring for a slew of US touring, with various openers on each date. Want to see Howl? Here are the dates: (more…)
Two years ago, Absu absolutely crushed my eardrums with the release of their stellar album Abzu. It made my favorite records of 2011. I had to miss them on their tours supporting that record, but this Spring, I'll finally have a chance to see this Texas black metal trio, who with be celebrating their 20th anniversary! The band will be performing two sets, as explained by vocalist/drummer Proscriptor: (more…)
UPDATE March 18th 7pm eastern: Mayhem Fest just announced their full lineup. Click here for all the bands playing this year's fest
While the organizers of the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Fest announced previously that they won't be revealing the 2013 lineup until March, the full itinerary has been announced. Tickets don't go on sale until March 22nd, but for those of you interested, here is the itinerary: (more…)
I know, I just know, there are people reading this site who happen to be fans of Chelsea Grin, Atilla, Buried in Verona, Betraying The Martyrs and Within Ruins. If you are one of those people, you will be excited to know they are teaming up for the Sick Tour 2. Here are dates:
When the New England Metal and Hardcore Fest announced their initial lineup a few weeks ago, it was already unfuckwithable. Anthrax (playing Among The Living), Opeth, Suicidal Tendencies, Hatebreed, Exodus, Shadows Fall…and others were already enough to get me excited.
Today, they announced the addition of a few new bands, including The Dillinger Escape Plan. (more…)
If you've never seen Fuck The Facts live, you have done yourself a great disservice! They completely annihilate their instruments like gods every time they take to the stage, and give no less than 110% in everything they do. Fear not though, Fuck The Facts are heading back to the states for a killer tour of 33 shows in 32 days, and will bring along some really sweet limited edition records from their past catalog. (more…)
Decibel Magazine Tour 2013 Full Lineup & Itinerary Revealed (CANNIBAL CORPSE, NAPALM DEATH, IMMOLATION)
I mentioned this in my party notes yesterday, but today it's official. The Decibel Magazine Tour is happening this summer, kicking off in Houston, TX on May 10th. It will feature the unfuckwithable lineup of Cannibal Corpse, Napalm Death and Immolation. So, this is going to be heavy. Three bands will split opener duty, with Beyond Creation, Cretin and Magrudergrind each hopping on a leg of the tour. Here is the routing: (more…)
Seeing the Death To All tribute show last year at the New York City stop was one of the best concerts of the year, if not the last decade (check out some sweet photos here). The show ultimately only made it to a few destinations. Unfortunately, the final two dates of the tour ended up being cancelled and the resulting online drama made it seem like the tour had runs it's course.
But, according to a posting this morning, Death To All is forged to make a comeback. (more…)
Behold The Arctopus make face-melting metal. Watch this if you don't believe us. Now, they are coming to a town near you and you, yourself cna have your face melted by their precise technicality and ear-bleeding tunes.
The band has lined up these dates in March: (more…)
No, you did not slip into a time machine and reach 1999. Coal Chamber have announced they're getting the band back together for a national run of co-headlining dates with Sevendust, with support coming from Lacuna Coil as well as Stolen Babies and Candlelight Red on select dates. This will be Coal Chamber's first tour in 10 years. (more…)
If there is one thing I've learned recently, it's that people really enjoy Parkway Drive. The band is certainly listenable, but I never realized how big their fan base was until recently. If you happen to be in said fan base, you should be pumped to hear that the band just announced a spring tour promoting their recent release, Atlas. The band will be joined by The Word Alive and Veil of Maya. Here are dates and a teaser video: (more…)
This is a ridiculous package. A few weeks ago, the Deftones announced another run across North America, but did not announce any openers. Today, it's been confirmed that the mighty djentlemen in Periphery will be filling that slot. While it may seem odd at first, the combo totally fits in this humble blogger's opinion. I'm curious to see the reaction Periphery will get from the Deftones faithful. One thing is for sure, they will be playing to hundreds (if not thousands) of new sets of ears every night, exposing their brand of metal, and for that we congratulate them. Here is the routing: (more…)