Darkest Hour are currently in the process of wrapping up a brief 20th anniversary tour across North America which sees the metalcore favorites dishing out their highly praised 2005 album, Undoing Ruin, in its entirety at every show. Direct support on the Revolver Mag-presented trek is being provided by reunited Chicago headbangers Dead To Fall (who hadn’t played a live show in 7 years before this tour).
The run, which ends tomorrow night (7/1) in Darkest Hour‘s hometown of Washington, DC, launched last Wednesday night (6/24) at a sold out Gramercy Theatre in New York City with help from special opening support, Beyond Dishonor and Oath. Fresh new pics from the NYC gig continue below.
The band are currently in the process of rescheduling the afformentioned postponed tour, with a handful of dates just being revealed, including NYC at Gramercy Theatre on September 1 with special guest direct support act, Kylesa. Manhattan tickets go on sale to the general public starting this Friday (7/3) at 10am, here.
CoL, who are touring in support of last year’s Eternal Music, are also confirmed to play Toronto, Vancouver, Seattle, San Francisco and more. Follow the band’s official site for more details.
Massachusetts rockers Four Year Strong have announced plans to tour intimate clubs across North America this summer/fall on their own headline trip that will also feature direct support from Defeater, as well as opening support from Expire, Superheaven, Speak Low If You Speak Love, My Iron Lung and Elder Brother on select dates.
New York stops on the trek include a concert in NYC at Gramercy Theatre on October 6, a show in Poughkeepsie at The Chance on October 7, and a gig in Buffalo at the Waiting Room on October 10. Tickets are on sale now.
Four Year Strong are on the road in support of their recently released self-titled full-length album on Pure Noise Records. Check out a complete list of shows and stream the new LP in full, below.
Full details have been revealed regarding Revocation‘s upcoming late summer/early fall North American headliner with support coming from Cannabis Corpse, Archspire and Black Fast. The massive 27-date outing kicks off early September in Providence and runs through October with a final stop going down in Boston.
New York’s only stop on the trek will happen in NYC at The Studio at Webster Hall on September 4, with tickets going on sale soon. Check out all dates after the jump.
Revocation are touring in support of last year’s Deathless LP on Metal Blade Records (stream the title-track below).
After numerous set backs, like Bethlehem breaking up, Taake having their visas denied and cancellations from Wolvhammer, Young and in the Way and Inter Arma, the organizers of the three-day ‘Stardust V’ metal fest at Saint Vitus this weekend (6/26-6/28) have decided to move forward with the gathering.
Idaho drone/doom metal duo Wolvserpent have been added as special guest headliners for Friday and Sunday (their only area appearance and first East Coast shows since 2010), they join previously established Saturday headliner Tombs, along with supporting bands Fell Voices, Anicon, Black Anvil, Svart Crown, Vorde and Mutilation Rites.
Tickets are now 15 bucks for each day and can be purchased at the door or here for tonight, here for Sat and here for Sun. A three-day pass is also available here. If you previously bought tickets, you can get a full refund from TicketFly or a partial refund if you plan to attend this weekend.
How can we describe the events that transpired this past Saturday, June 20, 2015 at the Kymberle Project in Brooklyn? It was an event that many would find nearly impossible to pull off. Some of the best local NYC talent gathered together to celebrate the scene and life of one of its most awesome perpetrators, Melissa Vile of Circadian Clock. Music, comedy, improv, visual art, games, and drag, among other things served to provide the ambiance for an evening that most in attendance should not soon forget.
Comedian Sidney Gantt delivered a preliminary stand-up comedy routine that hilariously tackled young-adulthood and modern racism among other themes and really loosened up the crowd for the remainder of the show.
The Umbrellamen performed a series of entertaining improv skits that utilized much of the main space and set up an atmosphere of playful exuberance ready to be ripped into sixth gear by the following act.
Matthew Silver, the self-described ‘fartist’ who is a local NYC and online sensation, grabbed the room’s attention and jarred the very notions of our own existence, at one point stripping down totally into the nude and even getting audience members to behave childishly and bark like dogs.
Millicent Drag Queen MC’ed much of the musical portion of the evening, including having her own performance with a ravishing Burlesque rendition of “Blame the Democrats”, and thoroughly heartfelt and verbose intros for both Circadian Clock and Libricide.
Millicent Drag Queen
The Stumblebum Brass Band started things off with some unique chaos of their own. Their sporadic, horn-instead-of-strings section was loud and abrasive enough to grab any patron’s attention and offered a raw musical introduction fitting for the space’s do-it-yourself atmosphere.
Slayer recently kicked off their global tour in support of their impending eleventh studio album, Repentless, which they plan to unleash on September 11 on Nuclear Blast. The spring portion of the trek saw the speed metal legends rage their way through various festival appearances, counting the likes of ‘Welcome to Rockville,’ ‘Carolina Rebellion,’ ‘Rocklahoma,’ ‘Bonnaroo’ and ‘Amnesia Rock Fest,’ as well as special “An Evening With…” headline gigs, which included two nearly sold-out nights at The Paramount in Huntington, NY on June 16 and 17. Photos from the first night in Long Island can be viewed in this posting.
Starting next month, Slayer will jump aboard the 2015 edition of the ‘Rockstar Mayhem Festival‘ to serve as special guest headliners on the entire 26-date summer scorcher, beside acts such as King Diamond, Hellyeah, The Devil Wears Prada, Whitechapel and others. The outing raids Jones Beach in LI on July 26 [get tix].
Slayer also recently revealed the official stream for their latest single, the new LP’s title track, which you can listen to after the pics. Repentless will also be released in a special limited ‘Metal Eagle Edition‘ which comes in a hefty 7.8 pound aluminum case, and includes the new album, plus bonus material.
Washington-based drone doom legends Earth will be hitting the road later this summer for a headline run throughout the U.S. in support of their 2014 full-length accomplishment, Primitive and Deadly. As previously mentioned, the trek invades Brooklyn at Saint Vitus on August 27, with recently added opening support, Holy Sons.
The BK show is now completely sold out, therefore the band have just added a second show in NYC at Le Poisson Rouge for the night before, August 26. Support on that show will come from Marc Ribot and Ikue Mori. Tickets to the new gig are on sale now, here. Additionally, Brett Netson (Built To Spill, Brett Netson And Snakes), who performed on Earth‘s latest LP, will join the band on second guitar from August 22nd through 28th.
Check out an updated list of shows and a full stream of Primitive and Deadly, below.
Luciferian rocker King Dude will be unleashing his new studio album, Songs of Flesh & Blood – In The Key of Light, next Tuesday (6/30) through Not Just Religious Music (stream it in full after the break), and will commemorate the new LP with a fresh round of headline rituals that launch is the fall with help from support acts, Bay Area solo dronescapist Foie Gras and LA-based solo goth/mid-fi weirdo Drab Majesty, on select dates.
The month-long excursion lands in New York City at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn on October 19, with tickets going on sale soon, here. Listen to tunes and see a full tour itinerary below.