Maryland heavy rockers Lionize are readying their new full-length studio album, Nuclear Soul, which is set for release on September 8 via The End Records (pre-order). The foursome, consisting of Chris Brooks on vocals and keys, Nate Bergman on guitar, Henry Upton on bass and Chase Lapp on drums, recently unleashed Nuclear Soul‘s first single and video in the form of the groovy and rowdy “Blindness to Danger,” which you can check out below.
In support of the new LP, Lionize will infiltrate Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus on September 6 for a MetalSucks-presented record release bash. Support on the bill will come from local post-rock trio You Bred Raptors? (who also play BK’s Goldsounds on 8/7) and self-proclaimed action-funk rockers Tomato Dodgers. Tickets go on sale starting Friday (8/4) at 10AM, HERE.
Check out more upcoming Lionize gigs here and scroll down for more.
This year’s Vans Warped tour, featuring a diverse lineup consisting of a healthy dose of metal, punk, rock and more, is in full swing, having kicked off in mid-June and set to come to a grand close in early August.
Highlighting fan-favorite acts such as Gwar, Stick To Your Guns, The Alarm, Knocked Loose, Silverstein, Emmure, Anti-Flag, Sick of it All, Municipal Waste and many more, the legendary summer run once again raided Long Island, NY’s Jones Beach Theater on July 8 for over eight hours of shenanigans spread across a staggering seven stages and including a slew of exclusive meet-and-greets, signings, contests and general fun in the sun.
Warped tour is currently parked in Texas for a trio of shows and will come to an end in California next weekend (get full info). Check out more photos from the LI stop in the gallery below. Additionally, you can check out more shots from Jones Beach via our buds at Loudwire.com.
Washington post-hardcore trio The Fall of Troy will soon join forces with CHON and Hail the Sun for a round of U.S. dates, which includes a stop in Poughkeepsie at The Chance on Sept. 12 [TIX] and in Ithaca at The Haunt on Sept. 13 [TIX].
Prior to the aforementioned trek, The Fall of Troy will embark on a series of just announced headlining gigs, including a concert in Buffalo at The Studio At Waiting Room on Sept. 8 [TIX go on sale 7/28], Brooklyn at Knitting Factory on Sept. 9 [TIX go on sale 7/28] and Long Island at Amityville Music Hall (w/ Hail the Sun) on Sept. 10 [TIX go on sale 7/28]. Scroll below for all upcoming dates.
Speaking of CHON, they’ll also hook up with Thrice, Circa Survive and Balance and Composure for a fall run that hits Terminal 5 on Nov. 17 [TIX go on sale 7/28] and Rochester at Main Street Armory on Dec. 1 [TIX].
Prog metal behemoths Dream Theater have confirmed the final leg of their ‘Images, Words & Beyond 25th Anniversary Tour,’ which sees the band performing their classic 1992 album, Images and Words, in its entirety, along with fan-favorite songs from the group’s entire catalog.
Here’s more on the North American trek via Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci:
We are so psyched to bring our Images, Words & Beyond tour to North America this Fall! It’s hard to believe that it’s already been 25 years since Images was released! We’ve been having a blast playing those songs each night, and sharing memories and stories from our time in the studio back in 1992. We know that this is such an important album to so many of our fans, both old and new, so we plan on making this a really special night by playing I&W in its entirety as well as breaking out some rare material, and a few of our latest tunes, in order to make this landmark evening compete. We hope to see all of you there! Don’t miss it.
New York stops on the foray include Buffalo at Rapids Theatre on Nov. 10 [TIX go on sale on 7/28], Albany at The Palace Theater on Nov. 14 [TIX go on sale on 8/4] and Manhattan at the Beacon Theatre on Nov. 16 [TIX tba]. The trek also hits nearby-ish markets like Asbury Park in Jersey and Philly.
Get complete tour dates and stream Images and Words in full, plus more below.
Canadian punk rock pros Propagandhi will be releasing their first album since 2012’s Failed States, dubbed Victory Lap, on September 29 through Epitaph Records (pre-order). The band recently dropped the title-track to Victory Lap, which you can stream below.
In support of the new LP, Propagandhi will embark on a fall North American tour. They write:
The first couple laps of the “Smells Like Victor’s Lap” tour start this coming October! We’ve got Iron Chic, Heartsounds, RVIVR, Bad Cop Bad Cop and our amazing friends G.A.S. Drummers (from Spain) playing with us on select shows. By October our new record will have blasted your socks off and you’ll be ready to sing a long and go crazy with us!! Don’t worry if you don’t see your City on this list, this is only the beginning!
The outing arrives in Brooklyn at Warsaw on October 20 with Iron Chic and Heartsounds. Tickets are on sale now, HERE.
All upcoming Propagandhi dates and the aforementioned new track follow below.
Hospital Productions will be celebrating their 20th anniversary with a mega awesome show in Brooklyn this fall.
The bash goes down at Warsaw on November 5 and will feature English industrial metal legends Godflesh performing their 1989 debut album, Streetcleaner, in its entirety. The event will also see a special set from post-metal greats Jesu (ft. Godflesh‘s Justin Broadrick), who will collaborate with Nothing and Prurient (aka Dominick Fernow, who founded Hospital Productions).
Also scheduled to play the gig are Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement (making their U.S. debut), Skin Crime (playing their first show in over 10 years), Orphx, Regis, Dedekind Cut, Clay Rendering, Dual Action / Dust Belt (collaboration set), Ames Sanglantes, Alberich / Lussuria (collaboration set), Geography of Hell (also making their U.S. debut), Becka Diamond, and Nikki Sneakers.
Tickets are on sale now, HERE. Get more info via the official RSVP page. Stream music below.
Thrice and Circa Survive will be joining forces for a co-headlining North American tour for the fall which is set to feature support from CHON and Balance and Composure.
The dates go down in November and December, boasting 22 booked dates, including New York stops: Manhattan at Terminal 5 on Nov. 17 [TIX go on sale 7/28] and Rochester at Main Street Armory on Dec. 1 [TIX]. You can view all announced concerts below.
Circa Survive are hitting the road in support of their new album The Amulet, slated for release on September 22 via Hopeless Records. Thrice are trekking in favor of last year’s To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere LP on Vagrant Records.
Check out the first single off of The Amulet titled “Lustration,” plus more after the dates.
Prog metal favorites Periphery and Animals As Leaders will be teaming up for a massive fall North American co-headlining trek titled ‘The Convergence Tour.’
The 24-city rampage will feature support from Car Bomb (from Oct. 31 – Nov. 15 ) and Astronoid (from Nov. 17 – Dec. 2). New York’s only gig on the trek happens at New York City’s PlayStation Theater on Nov. 9 [TIX go on sale 7/28].
Speaking of the run, Animals As Leaders guitarist Tosin Abasi states:
This tour is a long time coming. Beyond being some of our favorite musicians, the guys in Periphery are some of our favorite people! Our careers share common roots and at times, common members. We can’t wait to bring this show to you all.
Periphery guitar ripper Mark Holcomb adds:
While we’ve done some short runs and one-off shows with AAL over the years, the idea to do a full-scale, co-headlining tour of North America has been something both our camps have discussed for the better part of seven years. Unfortunately, we were never able to line things up. Until now. We were also able to snag two amazing bands for portions of this tour as well, Car Bomb for the first half and Astronoid for the second half.
Periphery and Animals As Leaders are touring in support of their latest full-lengths, Periphery III: Select Difficulty and The Madness of Many, respectively.
Full dates for ‘The Convergence Tour,’ plus a handful of tunes continue below.
The Armageddon Productions-presented ‘Nightside of Eden’ festival is set to take place in Brooklyn at The Paper Box on October 7.
The event will boast two alternating stages all night, featuring performances from death and black metal acts: Acheron (playing their last NYC show ever and performing their Anti-God, Anti-Christ LP in full), Kult ov Azazel (marking their first NYC show in over a decade), Sardonic Witchery, T.O.M.B., Abazagorath, Cult of Frost (Celtic Frost tribute band), Teloch Vovin, Khaotika, Throaat, Gnaw, Wormreich, Gamaliel, Night Rite, Belial, and Nascentum.
Doors open at 4:30PM and the show runs until 1AM. Tickets are on sale now, HERE. You can also check out the event’s official RSVP page at this location. The official fest flyer and a few streams are posted below.
Swedish death metal greats Unleashed will finally make their triumphant return to New York City for a one-off concert in Manhattan at SOB’s (204 Varick Street) on August 11, marking the band’s only scheduled U.S. appearance of 2017. Tickets are on sale now, HERE.
Following the NYC show, the DM vets will tackle ‘Midgardsblot‘ fest in Norway on Aug. 17, infesting the stage with the likes of Sólstafir, Gaahls Wyrd and local heroes Tengger Cavalry. Unleashed will also perform a hometown show at En Arena in Sweden on September 15, and a gig at Konzerthaus Schüür (w/ Masquerade & Acheronian) in Switzerland on November 25. If the band add any more gigs to their tour itinerary, you’ll find out first here.
Unleashed‘s latest studio album comes in the form of 2015’s Dawn of the Nine via Nuclear Blast (stream it, plus more below).