Last night, May 23 LA hard rockers Buckcherry descended upon New York City’s Irving Plaza as part of the group’s ongoing headlining North American onslaught (remaining dates). Support came from British breakout band Heaven’s Basement and Peoria, IL hard hitting five piece rockers Mindset Evolution. Feast your eyes on a series of photos from the 5/23 Manhattan showcase below.
Buckcherry, who also performed at The Emporium in Patchogue, NY earlier this week (pics coming), are rocking faces in support of Confessions, the band’s sixth studio album on Century Media Records/Eleven Seven Music.
The trek marks Heaven’s Basement‘s first full-blown U.S. run in the states. The group’s debut studio album, Filthy Empire, is out now. Watch the video for “Fire, Fire” at the end of this post.
Mindset Evolution will release their full-length debut Brave, Bold, and Broken via Prospect Park Records in June.
Texas industrial/heavy metal giants Device – featuring Disturbed frontman David Draiman, ex-Filter guitarist Geno Lenardo (who is temporarily being replaced by Dope lead guitarist Virus), and touring drummer Will Hunt of Evanescence and Dark New Day – cruised by The Wellmont Theatre this past Wednesday (5/22) as part of Korn‘s headlining show that also featured a special performance by Love and Death, the alt metal band starring Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch. Pics of all three bands performing at the Montclair, New Jersey concert venue can be viewed below.
Device are on the road in support of their debut self-titled album on Warner Bros. Records, which was unleashed upon the masses last month. If you haven’t already, check out the official video for the album’s first single, “Vilify,” after the photos.
In more news, Device will soon join forces with Megadeth, Black Label Society, Hellyeah, Newsted and Death Division for the 2013 edition of Gigantour. Unfortunately the trek will not come to the New York metropolitan area (see all dates). Tickets are on sale now.
Canadian hardcore punks Cancer Bats were recently terrorizing the states alongside Norwegian black ‘n’ rollers Kvelertak and Savannah, Georgia sludgesters Black Tusk. The month long excursion ended earlier this week – but not before the trek pummeled a hot and sweaty sold out The Studio at Webster Hall in New York City on May 17. Photographic authentication of the night’s madness can be examined below.
Cancer Bats are currently in Europe on a string of headlining shows, multiple festival appearances, and a few stints supporting Red Fang (dates). The gang are on the road in support of Dead Set on Living, Cancer Bats‘ latest studio album, which was set free in North America on April 23, 2013 via Metal Blade Records. Check out the official video for the tracks “Rock Sick” and “Old Blood” after the gallery.
Seattle, Washington post-hardcore band Emery recently concluded a U.S. headlining run with Wolves at the Gates, The Seeking and Peace Mercutio as support. The almost four-week long jaunt collided with New York City’s The Studio at Webster Hall on May 8th with Lido Beach, Lovelectric and sans Wolves at the Gates. Photos from the Manhattan show can now be scrolled through below.
On March 29, 2011, Emery released their fifth studio album, We Do What We Want, through Tooth & Nail and Solid State Records. Later that year, Emery released Ten Years, a compilation album accumulated from the band’s first four albums. Emery are currently in the process of writing a new album, tentatively due out later this year. Stay up-to-date by following Emery on Facebook and Twitter.
Florida’s Shai Hulud have booked a June through August North American tour that will see the hardcore punk quartet joining forces with Earth Crisis, Thy Will Be Done, White Widows, The Overseer and Early Graves, on select dates. The trek is in support of Shai Hulud‘s latest studio album, Reach Beyond the Sun, which was let loose earlier this year through Metal Blade Records. Make sure to stream the LP’s title track after the jump.
Catch Shai Hulud in New York here:
06/14/2013 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft
07/11/2013 – Albany, NY @ Bogie’s
w/ Earth Crisis, Thy Will Be Done, White Widows:
07/13/2013 – Syracuse, NY @ The Lost Horizon
07/14/2013 – New York, NY @ Santos Party House
See the complete list of upcoming Shai Hulud tour dates here.
In related news, French metal vocalist Rachel Aspe, known across the web for her appearance on France’s Got Talent, has posted a vocal cover of Shai Hulud‘s “Reach Beyond the Sun” track. Stream both Rachel‘s appearance on France’s Got Talent and her cover song below…
On July 23rd, Milwaukee, Wisconsin metalcore unit Misery Signals will release the follow up to 2008′s Controller, and their first new album in five years, Absent Light, which was fan-funded via an Indiegogo campaign launched in March.
In support of the new CD, Misery Signals will embark on the “Absent Light Record Release Tour” alongside The Color Morale, Intervals, Elitist, and The Kindred (formerly Today I Caught The Plague). The first stop on the journey will take place at Santos Party House in New York City on July 9. Ticket info is TBA.
Swedish/Danish power metal horde Amaranthe have confirmed today dates for their very first U.S. headline tour, which will feature support from Canadian heavy metallers Kobra And The Lotus (who recently played Gramercy).
The string of dates (with more shows to be added soon) will kick off on July 17 at Gramercy Theatre in New York City. Ticket info forthcoming.
Amaranthe will be touring in support of their new album, The Nexus, which dropped earlier this year on Spinefarm Records. You can check out the official video for the record’s title track after the jump. The clip was directed by Patric Ullaeus (In Flames, Arch Enemy, Dimmu Borgir).
Annual music festival, Rock on the Range, returned to Columbus, Ohio this past weekend (5/17-19) for three sold-out and jam packed days featuring the biggest names in rock and metal including appearances by Korn, Smashing Pumpkins, Soundgarden and Alice In Chains, to list a few.
On Sunday, May 19th, Device – featuring Disturbed frontman David Draiman, ex-Filter guitarist Geno Lenardo (who is temporarily being replaced by Dope lead guitarist Virus), and touring drummer Will Hunt of Evanescence and Dark New Day – infiltrated the Pabst Blue Ribbon Stage for 45 minutes of pure Texas industrial/heavy metal mayhem. Next Mosh was on the scene to capture Device‘s bestial performance. Check out pictures from Device‘s RotR set, which featured a special appearance by In This Moment frontwoman Maria Brink, below.
We also recently posted photos from Device‘s show at the Machine Shop in Flint, MI – here. The guys are on the road in support of their debut self-titled album on Warner Bros. Records, which was release worldwide last month.
Next up, Device will tackle the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, NJ tonight (5/22) with Korn and Love and Death (feat. Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch). Tickets are still available.
Brooklyn natives Liars performed a pair of shows in New York City this past weekend (5/18-19), with the first gig taking place at The Temple of Dendur exhibit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (BrooklynVegan posted some great shots) and the second happening at Manhattan multimedia art cabaret music venue (Le) Poisson Rouge. Pictures from the May 19 (Le) Poisson Rouge concert are now available below.
The experimental/dance-punk/noise rock trio will now head overseas for a series of Euro dates in continued support of WIXIW, Liars‘ sixth studio album. You can watch the official video for “Scissor,” the single off of Liars‘ 2009 effort Sisterworld, at the end of this post.
Down mainman, Philip H. Anselmo, has announced today plans to hit the road this summer for his first-ever solo tour entitled “Technicians of Distortion.” On this trek, Anselmo‘s back up band will consist of guitarist Marzi Montazeri, bassist Steve Taylor, and drummer Jose Manual Gonzalez – dubbed The Illegals. Warbeast and Author & Punisher will open. The tour is in support of Anselmo‘s upcoming solo release, Walk Through Exits Only, due out July 16 on Housecore Records/Megaforce. You can stream a new track titled “Usurper’s Bastard Rant” below.
Catch Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals live in Clifton Park, NY at Upstate Concert Hall on August 14 and at Best Buy Theater in New York City on August 16. Tickets go on sale this Thursday.