Swedish heavy/power metal battalion HammerFall and Dutch melodic/symphonic metal horde Delain have announced plans to join forces in spring of next year for a month-long co-headlining tour. The run kicks off mid-April in Canada and runs through May, with New York’s only stop scheduled to go down at Manhattan’s Stage 48 on April 24 [tix tba]. A full list of dates can be found below.
Both HammerFall and Delain are touring in support of their new brand new studio albums on Napalm Records, Built to Last and Moonbathers, respectively. Ripping new music from both acts can be streamed after the tour dates.
Fresh off the heels of a summer run with Carcass, Ghoul and Night Demon (did you catch our pics from the NYC show?), Crowbar are currently embarked on headlining tour dates of their own, which run until late October. The NOLA sludge metal heavyweights, who recently welcomed back original bassist Todd “Sexy T.” Strange to their lineup, made a return to Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus this past Monday night (9/26), performing a crushing set consisting of a wide variety of tracks from their previous albums; Crowbar, Broken Glass, Odd Fellows Rest, Sonic Excess in Its Purest Form, Lifesblood for the Downtrodden, Sever the Wicked Hand and Symmetry in Black.
Surprisingly, the band didn’t play new material from their forthcoming 11th studio album on eOne/SPV, The Serpent Only Lies (due 10/28 – pre-order). It seems Crowbar are still dishing out classic and rare tracks at recent live shows (hey, we’re not complaining!) and will most likely revamp their set list closer to the new LP’s unleashing. BTW, the band just premiered the second single from the new record titled “Plasmic and Pure,” which joins previously released track “Falling While Rising.”
Check out a few shots from the Brooklyn concert and stream both new face melting singles, below!
Brooklyn death metal foursome Dead Corpse spent the latter half of their summer at The Thousand Caves in Queens, NY guzzling beers, hitting bongs, spewing dick jokes and most importantly laying down tracks (with the help from studio chief Colin Marston of Gorguts, Behold… The Arctopus and Dysrhythmia fame) for their duly awaited, and now self-released debut album, Old Man’s Meddles, which we are delighted to present to you in all its glory in this post!
The maniacal and contemptuous 6-song, 28-minute achievement is officially out today and can be downloaded in high-quality MP3 or FLAC format via this location. Dead Corpse, consisting of members Fuckfetti Gaggins Corpse (vocals), Doc Corpse (guitar), TrillX (bass) and Big Dyll (drums), have been known to defile venues across the local region such as Saint Vitus, Lucky 13 Saloon, Legion Bar, and the still decaying Lit Lounge and Acheron, to name a few. The band are currently in the process of booking shows in support of their new release. Stay tuned here for more info.
Full disclosure! Dead Corpse drummer Big Dyll aka Dylan Lappin is a much welcomed contributor to this site. The new album is sick bro, congrats!
German power metal legends Blind Guardian are presently on the final few days of the second leg of their “Beyond The Red Mirror” tour, which kicked off on the east coast earlier this month with help from tour support and fellow German PM’ers Grave Digger. Just like they did in 2015 on the first U.S. leg of the “Beyond The Red Mirror” tour, Blind Guardian and Grave Digger crashed New York City’s famous Webster Hall for an enthralling evening on September 15th.
Blind Guardian unfortunately experience technical difficulties prior to the start of their set, forcing them to cut their performance 1 song short (the venue has a strict curfew). Technical setbacks aside, the band wowed a thunderous crowd with classics such as “Welcome to Dying,” “Nightfall,” “The Bard’s Song – In the Forest” and “Mirror Mirror,” as well as with newer anthems like “The Ninth Wave” and “Prophecies” from their latest release on Nuclear Blast, and topped off with a complete back-to-front rendition of their 1995 LP Imaginations from the Other Side. The song they didn’t get to play, which was printed on their psychical set list, was “And Then There Was Silence.”
Grave Digger tamed the roaring crowd with a healthy mix of tracks from their 30+ year career, such as favorites like “Excalibur,” “Rebellion (The Clans Are Marching)” and “Heavy Metal Breakdown.” BTW, the band are slated to release a new album in early 2017 through Napalm Records titled Healed By Metal.
Photographic coverage from the Manhattan concert can now be viewed in this post.
New York City’s own prog rock/metal fivesome Edensong will be releasing their second studio album dubbed Years In The Garden Of Years this Friday, September 30th, through Laser’s Edge (pre-order). The band has teamed up with Metal Underground for an exclusive, full stream of the new record, which you can check out below, along with the official lyric video for the single and leadoff track “Cold City.”
Edensong will celebrate the release of their new effort with a hometown show at NYC’s DROM (85 Avenue A) this Sunday night (10/2) with support from fellow labelmates Infinite Spectrum, as well as The Sea Awake [tix]. The band will soon announce more live dates, stay tuned.
Rochester, NY-based alt rockers Burn It Up are gearing up for the release of their new album, Toys (due 10/14), with a just announced autographed guitar contest. Fans who pre-order (or have already pre-ordered) their new record will automatically be entered for a chance to win the new guitar, which can be seen in the below video. The giveaway runs until October 13th and one winner will be picked and contacted via email (U.S. residents only).
Additionally, Burn It Up have confirmed a record release show at Rochester’s Flour City Station for October 15, with support acts Tart Vandelay, Friday In America, The Plaza and DJ Sigma [$10 at the door].
You can stream BIU‘s two new singles, “Affluenza” and “Fire Man,” below…
Earlier this year, NYHC vets Burn released their first new music in a decade-and-a-half in the form of a three-song EP via Bridge Nine called From the Ashes (stream it below). The band are also working on new material for a future release (stay tuned).
Following their reunion at the 2015 Black N’ Blue Bowl in NYC, the band continued to play a bunch of shows, huge and small, including a stint at Manhattan’s Santos Party House last winter and more recent gigs opening for Deftones. If you missed out on Burn‘s previous two local appearances, then you’re in luck, as the band recently revealed a headlining show at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus for October 14 with 9 Lives, The Wilding Incident, Activator and Search [tix].
Following the BK show, Burn will team up with LI hardcore favorites Incendiary for three north east shows, including one in Albany at Trickshots on October 20 [tix tba]. Burn also plan to tour Europe in early 2017 with Suicidal Tendencies, Agnostic Front, Walls of Jericho and more. All upcoming dates are listed below.
Speaking of Incendiary, the guys have a headlining show at Brooklyn Night Bazaar (now located at 150 Greenpoint Ave.) set for November 4 with Red Death, Manipulate and Separated [tix].
PA punk rock pros Anti-Flag have just dropped a live video for their single “To Hell With Boredom,” which comes off of the band’s ninth studio album American Spring, out now on Spinefarm Records. The new clip was filmed while the guys were on tour in the Czech Republic this past summer. Peep the vid. below.
Anti-Flag have also announced a handful of end-of-year tour dates in the US, consisting of scattered shows on the east coast. A gig in New York City at Irving Plaza, supporting The Bouncing Souls and also featuring Up for Nothing (last show ever), happens on December 17 [tix]. Anti-Flag will also set out on an Australian tour before the year is over, which sees them celebrating their 2006 album For Blood and Empire. More concert details can be seen below.
BTW, The Bouncing Souls also play Irving Plaza on December 15 with Masked Intruder and The Scandals [tix], and on December 16 with Off with Their Heads and Crazy & the Brains [tix].
As Newsday posted earlier this month, local guitar legend Steve Vai will be honored at the upcoming Long Island Music Hall of Fame, scheduled to go down in Westbury, NY at The Space at Westbury Theater on November 3. The fundraising gala, with proceeds going toward building a new LI Music Hall of Fame museum in Wyandanch, will also induct actor/rocker Steven Van Zandt, as well as music producer Charles Koppelman, singer-songwriter Garland Jeffreys, guitarist Johnny Farina, rapper Big Daddy Kane, film score composer Carter Burwell and saxophonist Vince Giordano. Tickets to attend the ceremony are still available.
Additionally, Steve Vai will soon hit the road for the North American leg of his Passion and Warfare 25th anniversary tour, which commemorates said 1990 album with a full performance from top to bottom, with some extra surprises. The lengthy run hits New York for a handful of shows, specifically Albany at the Hart Theater at The Egg on November 4 [tix], NYC at Town Hall on November 9 [tix], and Westbury at The Space at Westbury Theater on November 12 [tix]. All tour dates can be viewed below.
A re-release of Passion and Warfare, containing remastered songs from the album and a brand-new bonus record titled Modern Primitive (with songs written and recorded between Flex-Able and Passion And Warfare), is available now via Sony Legacy.
Heavy metal pioneers Saint Vitus have just embarked on their previously announced headlining U.S. tour, with their original leadman, Scott Reagers. The fall trek sees support from The Skull and Witch Mountain, with a now sold-out stop at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus (duh, where else would ST play?) set for October 7. A second gig at Vitus has now been confirmed for a few days before, October 4 [tix]. Check out an updated list of tour dates after the break.
Saint Vitus are trekking in support of their upcoming new album, Live Vol. 2, due out on Sept. 30th through Season of Mist (stream it in full below). The LP was recorded live in Europe in 2013. A deluxe version of the album will also be released, featuring an extra live performance, recorded in Canada in 1984.