Rolling up in a fancy white limo, Swedish hard rock sinners Ghost desecrated Brooklyn’s Rough Trade this past Sunday evening (8/23) for the final stop of their previously talked about “Unholy/Unplugged” tour, which saw the newly appointed Papa Emeritus III and two of his Nameless Ghouls; specifically guitarists Fire Ghoul aka Alpha and Aether Ghoul aka Omega, congregating at the Williamsburg record shop for a special rare stripped down acoustic live performance in support of their just released third album, Meliora (stream it).
Playing songs from 2013′s Infestissumam full-length, namely “Jigolo Har Megiddo” and “Ghuleh/Zombie Queen,” and a cover of Roky Erickson‘s “If You Have Ghosts,” Ghost (who are no longer Ghost B.C. stateside), invited fans to participate in the 30-minute, three-song ritual by letting them chime in using borrowed instruments like rhythm sticks, a shaker and a tambourine. With a line that wrapped around the block, the event culminated with a signing session and meet-and-greet.
Starting next month, Ghost will be embarking on their “Black To The Future Tour” with London psych-rockers Purson in tow. As previously posted, the undertaking will infiltrate NYC’s Terminal 5 on September 27, with tickets still available here.
Check out new pics from the BK gathering, full video from the set and a complete list of upcoming tour dates, below.
Silverstein and Senses Fail recently announced a co-headlining tour that will see the post-hardcore veterans also joining forces with Hundredth and Capsize for the month-long fall outing. The journey kicks off in Rochester, NY at Anthology on November 18 [tix] and wraps up the following month in Connecticut, while also hitting NYC at Webster Hall on December 12 [tix].
Both Silverstein and Senses Fail released new albums this year, I Am Alive in Everything I Touch and Pull the Thorns from Your Heart on Rise Records and Pure Noise Records, respectively. A full tour routing has been posted below.
Volumes and Northlane will be hooking up later this year for “The Greater Than Tour,” which will see both metalcore heavyweights colliding for a 26-city U.S. bout with help from opening acts Cane Hill and Coldrain. The November through December encounter hits Buffalo, NY at Waiting Room on November 30 [tix] and New York City at Gramercy Theatre on December 3 [tix].
Volumes are touring in support of last year’s No Sleep album on Mediaskare, while Northlane are touring in favor of their just released Node LP on UNFD/Distort/Rise.
After a long break, Brooklyn metallers Candiria are back in action and performing live shows again. The band performed a reunion gig at this year’s Black N’ Blue Bowl in May, marking their official return (see pics) and also just made an appearance at AfroPunk 2015 at Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park this past weekend (watch their whole set below).
Keeping the momentum rolling, the band have just scheduled their first NYC headline show in probably a longtime, set for September 27 at Saint Vitus with help from support acts Netherlands, Go Deep and Primitive Weapons (get tix here).
Candiria‘s latest release comes in the form of a 7″ EP called The Invaders, which they unleashed last spring on Rising Pulse Records. Their latest LP, Kiss the Lie, dropped in 2009 through the same imprint. Follow the guys here for more info.
Florida’s Underoath have confirmed their ‘Rebirth Tour,’ which will see the metalcore unit touring North America early next year on a headline stint where they will be performing their albums They’re Only Chasing Safety and Define The Great Line in full at every show.
A stop in New York City at Best Buy Theater has been set for April 14, with tickets scheduled for release this Friday (8/28) at noon.
See all tour dates and a video promo for the tour, below…
Seattle-based crust punk grinders Trap Them are about to conclude an east coast mini-tour alongside MD/PA deathgrinders Full of Hell that began this past Thursday (8/20) in Brooklyn at The Acheron, hit MA at Middle East last night and is set to come to an end tonight in Montrreal at Obscene Extreme Festival. The BK show also featured sets by White Widows Pact and Siblings and was presented by the fine folks over at Saint Vitus Bar. Exclusive new pics from the NYC gig can now be viewed in this post.
No other live bashings are on the horizon for Trap Them, who last year unleashed their misanthropic gem Blissfucker on Prosthetic Records (stream it after the gallery). In related news, TT bassist Galen Baudhuin also plays guitar and screams for Boston prog black metal outfit Infera Bruo, who recently premiered a new song called “Astrogenesis” off of their fresh In Conjuration LP via No Clean Singing.
In support of their first studio full-length album in thirteen years and fourth overall LP titled Rivals on Napalm Records, alt metal favorites Coal Chamber are on the final few dates of their latest North American crusade, which features support from Fear Factory and others on select dates. The trek rolled through NYC last week for a showing at Irving Plaza; check out new photos from the 8/11 concert in this post.
Coal Chamber recently released the official lyric video for their new single “Another Nail in the Coffin,” which you can watch after the pics below. Remaining tour dates are also after the gallery.
Texas heavy metallers The Sword will be releasing their fifth studio album, High Country, on NYC-based imprint Razor & Tie this Friday, August 21st. The new LP sees The Sword teaming up with producer and former Grupo Fantasma guitarist Adrian Quesada and returning engineer J. Robbins (who mixed the band’s last record, Apocryphon) to conceive the riffy 15-track opus.
In advance of the release of High Country, The Sword have announced an extensive fall North American tour, which will be split into two legs and will feature support from Kadavar (who will be in BK next month), All Them Witches and Royal Thunder on select legs. The run will also descend upon Aftershock Festival in Sacramento and Knotfest in San Bernardino. New York stops on the journey include…
w/ Royal Thunder:
12/01/2015 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall [tix]
12/03/2015 – Albany, NY @ Northern Lights [tix]
12/05/2015 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom [tix]
Check out a full tour routing and stream new music off of High Country, below.
German psych-rock threesome Kadavar will be liberating their third studio album, Berlin, this Friday (8/21) on Nuclear Blast. The new LP follows the band’s 2012 and 2013 full-lengths, Kadavar and Abra Kadavar, respectively. Ahead of the release of Berlin, the trio have let loose official music videos for their latest singles “Last Living Dinosaur” and “The Old Man,” which you can peep below.
Kadavar have also announced a fall North American tour in support of the new effort. Dates include headline stints, along with shows supporting The Sword. A headliner in Brooklyn at Saint Vitus has been set for September 30 with tickets available here. Click below for a full list of gigs.