UK progressive metallers Haken will be invading North America this spring for a string of headline dates along with an appearance at “Rites of Spring Festival” in PA. Supporting the band on most dates will be prog rockers Next to None, featuring Mike Portnoy‘s son Max Portnoy on drums. Haken label-mates Spock’s Beard will open a pair of Canadian shows.
The tour lands at The Studio at Webster Hall in NYC on April 30 with The Binary Code. Tickets are on sale now.
Haken will be on the road supporting their 2013 full-length, The Mountain, and 2014 EP, Restoration, on InsideOut Music. Their new LP release is due out sometime later this year.
It was announced that OM will be playing a headline show at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn on June 21, one of only a few 2015 appearances scheduled for the San Fran. doomsters. Tickets to that show sold out quick, and popular demand has forced a second showing at Saint Vitus scheduled for the next night, June 22. Tickets to the new gig are on sale now.
California punk rockers Face To Face will be bringing their “Triple Crown” shows to the east this spring, which will see the band playing their first three records, Don’t Turn Away, Big Choice, and Face to Face in their entirety over three nights at NYC’s Bowery Ballroom on May 22, 23 & 24. The guys will be mixing in some B sides, outtakes, and fan favorites as well. Tickets (night 1, night 2 & night 3) are set to go on sale to the public this Friday (2/27) at noon. A special three-day pass is also available and comes with a limited edition signed commemorative poster by Lou Xray.
Face To Face have also scheduled “Triple Crown” shows in Chicago, Dallas and Denver prior to the Manhattan gigs. All exact dates are below along with some tunes.
San Francisco psych rock/doom project OM (feat. members of Sleep, Grails, Lichens) have announced a headline show in NYC at Saint Vitus for June 21. Tickets for the Invisible Oranges-presented gig are on sale now. Opening support TBA.
Supporting their latest studio album and second overall full-length release Leave Your Mark, LA-based hard rock quartet Stars In Stereo are in the midst of a winter U.S. jaunt opening for UK grunge act Bush. The month-and-a-half-long run, which also features Theory of a Deadman, ignited last month in San Francisco and is scheduled to come to an end mid-March in San Antonio.
The journey stormed a jam-packed (and probably sold-out) Best Buy Theater in the heart of an icy Times Square last night (2/24), where Stars In Stereo performed cuts off of their latest studio offering, as well as hits from their 2013 self-titled debut LP on Hundred Handed Inc. Fresh new shots from SIS‘ set in NYC accompany this post.
Metal/hardcore crew Haste The Day reunited last year to play one night in their hometown of Indianapolis, IN with its original lineup to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their debut album, Burning Bridges. The band have since entered the studio to record a new LP with original and Attack of the Wolf King era band memebers, thanks to a successful Indiegogo campaign. The new effort, titled Coward, has been completed and will see the light of day on May 19 through long-term label Solid State Records an imprint of Tooth & Nail Records.
To celebrate the release of Coward, Haste The Day will set out on a handful of record release shows this spring that kick off in New York City at Irving Plaza on May 22. The mini-tour will also hit Denver, Pomona and Indianapolis (exact dates below). NYC tickets go on sale this Friday (2/27) at noon.
Incite, the Arizona thrash/groove metal outfit featuring Max Cavalera‘s stepson Richie Cavalera on vocals, let loose their third studio album, Up in Hell, last year on Minus Head Records. The guys have been on the road overseas in support of the new LP and recently revealed plans to embark on a fresh new U.S. headline run beside special guests Better Left Unsaid and Spades & Blades that kicks off this weekend on the west coast and runs through mid-April. A stop in NYC has just been added to the previously announced tour, happening at Blackthorn 51 in Queens on March 23. Ticket info is TBA.
The band recently premiered the official lyric video for the new record’s title-track, which you can watch below, along with a separate clip featuring Max Cavalera inviting you to the Incite tour, plus an up-to-date list of shows.
Canadian metal squad The Agonist, who last year introduced new vocalist Vicky Psarakis to the fold after long-time singer Alissa White-Gluz made the move over to Arch Enemy, unleashed their fourth studio album, Eye of Providence, yesterday (2/24) through Century Media. An official video for the album’s first single “A Gentle Disease” was made available online earlier this month and can be viewed below. Revolver Magazine are also streaming the record in its entirety right here.
The Agonist are currently supporting the new LP with shows in Canada and will soon embark on a UK tour in March with Otep and Ferium, which will be followed by spring U.S. gigs with Allegaeon and Product of Hate, a set at “New England Metal and Hardcore Festival,” and select dates aboard the recently announced “Revolver’s Hottest Chicks Tour” with Flyleaf, Fit For Rivals, Diamantle and Falling For Scarlet.
None of those aforementioned plans include a show in the NYC-area, until now! The Agonist have just confirmed they will stop by The Big Apple the day after their NEMHF appearance for a headline stint at The Studio at Webster Hall on April 19. The Manhattan show, boasting support from NJ’s own Circuitry, will mark The Agonist‘s first-ever concert in NYC with Vicky on the mic. Tickets go on sale Friday (2/27) at 10am.
Check out The Agonist on Facebook to stay up-to-date with what the band is up to.
Last month it was announced that The Used will be joining forces with Every Time I Die, The Marmozets and The Eeries for a North American tour in the spring. The trip is scheduled to descend upon New York City on April 25 at Webster Hall (tickets are still available), and now it’s been revealed that a second show in NYC has been added at Warsaw in Brooklyn for the day before, April 24 (those tickets are on sale now).
Following the April trek, The Used will hook up with Chevelle for a May co-headliner. See a full list of upcoming dates here.
The Used are touring in support of their newest album, Imaginary Enemy, which they dropped last year via the band’s own record label GAS Union through Hopeless Records.
Norwegian black metal battlers 1349 are on the final few dates of their winter U.S. tour that kicked off earlier this month in Tampa, FL. The trek, which features support from Origin, Abysmal Dawn and Wolvhammer, will come to a close this Friday (2/26) in Savannah, GA.
The tour came crumbling down upon a frozen New York City last night (2/23) at the always lively Gramercy Theatre. A slew of new shots from the NYC show are in this post.
Duff’s Brooklyn also hosted an after party that featured 1349 band members as well as a beer tasting event promoting the band’s “1349 Black Ale” brew.
1349‘s latest studio opus, Massive Cauldron of Chaos, is out now through Season of Mist. You can stream the new effort in full after the gallery below.