Cattle Decapitation will be headlining “The North American Extinction Tour Part II: Inhuman Beings,” which is rounded out by Revocation, Full of Hell and Artificial Brain, with Thanatology replacing Full of Hell on the first three stops of the trek.
The lengthy crusade goes down in October and November, with the following New York stops: Syracuse at The Lost Horizon on Nov. 2 [TIX go on sale 6/30] and Manhattan at Highline Ballroom on Nov. 6 [TIX go on sale 6/28]. Full tour routing has been posted below.
Cattle Decapitation will be trekking in support of their most recent LP on Metal Blade, 2015′s The Anthropocene Extinction. Fellow Cattle Decap. label mates Revocation (who recently slayed Gramercy Theatre) are touring in support of their latest shredding, Great Is Our Sin. Profound Lore recording artists Full of Hell and Artificial Brain have brand new albums out right now, Trumpeting Ecstasy and Infrared Horizon, respectively.
The sold-out ‘New Reign Tour Pt. 2′ finally came to NY and it hit as hard as the blizzard did that stopped it from coming to NY earlier this year. The line-up was on point and I’m happy they worked NYC back into the tour. The openers, Betraying the Martyrs and Widowmaker were on point with their brutality and leg work. To me though, Within the Ruins, Volumes, and Born of Osiris are all headliners, and they performed just that way.
Within the Ruins brought great energy, running around on stage and getting the crowd moving. Paolo Galang is a monster on the bass and he occasionally threw a few spin kicks, giving off wind that could be felt in the front row. They played a healthy mix of material, helping lead the way for what was to come next, Volumes.
The lights went out and the sounds of the ‘James Bond’ theme song set in, revving the crowd for the impending heaviness. Something about theme music before a metal set always pumps me up. I thought maybe Volumes would start out with classic breakdowns to accompany their high energy music but they went right into one of their new songs, the riffy “Left for Dead,” from their brand new album Different Animals. They played a fresh mix of songs, new and old, and in the end, they let the audience pick the last song of the set, between “The Mixture” and “Wormholes,” the latter track won hands down.
Volumes vocalists Gus Farias and Myke Terry make a pretty unstoppable duo from screaming to singing to blowing gooey snot rockets. I actually narrowly avoided Myke’s loogie at one point, and right there I had a realization, it was the first time in a metal photo pit where I thought to myself, why am I not dodging more shit when I take photos? Most metal bands, or death metal bands seem to stand still to make sure the mathematics are right when they play their hand machines. But, when you have two pot smoking metalheads from LA, they give you a reason to move, from spitting into the air to getting in your face and constantly jumping onto the barricades to sing with their fans, they bring the noise and the funk. Not to mention, bassist Raad Soudani had a sweet signature leopard skin coat. The band even invited a guy from the audience to smoke a blunt with them on stage.
After that gut-punching act, Born of Osiris hit the stage and played 2007′s The New Reign from start to finish, which blew my mind. For me, I got into Born of Osiris, Volumes, and Within the Ruins at the same time back in 2011. So, this album was exactly what I wanted to hear. Personally, I like the old recording better, the sound was dynamically more entertaining. Ten years later, The New Reign has the same chugging guitar overtone over the whole album and it ends up sounding a little monotonous live. Nonetheless, amazing album, amazing band.
Born of Osiris drummer, Cameron Losch, slammed down all the hard hitting fills concocted throughout the album. As for the rest of the band, they put on a solid performance and had fun while doing it. At one point, where the breakdown is led in by the accompanying keys, the audio went out due to a technical issue. They quickly fixed the problem and by the next song they were up and running again. Overall, the crowd seemed to have a blast, creating a pit the size of a crater, and all the bands killed it on stage as well. I’m happy this tour finally made it to NYC.
Get all remaining ‘New Reign Tour Pt. 2′ tour dates, here. Volumesreturn to NYC at PlayStation Theater on October 9, for a show with Issues (get tickets).
Check out live photos of Born of Osiris and Volumes at Gramercy Theatre in the gallery below.
Following a string of late summer dates in Japan, German heavy metal legends Accept will return to New York City for a just confirmed special one-off headlining concert at Irving Plaza on September 26 [TIX]. The NYC show will mark the band’s second U.S. show in support of their impending new album, The Rise of Chaos, which officially drops on August 4 via Nuclear Blast (pre-order).
Meanwhile, original Accept frontman Udo Dirkschneider will be touring North America in early 2018 with his band U.D.O. on their “Dirkschneider – Back To The Roots Part II,” which sees them invading over 30 stateside markets including New York at Manhattan’s Gramercy Theatre on February 23 [TIX], Poughkeepsie at The Chance on February 24 [TIX] and Rochester at Montage Music Hall on March 2 [TIX]. The trek also hits Ashbury Park in Jersey on April 6. Coincidentally, U.D.O. will also release an effort on August 4 (in the EU and August 18 in the US), a new live DVD/BluRay/2CD titled “LIVE – Back To The Roots – Accepted!,” which was recorded at an U.D.O. show in the Czech Republic in 2016 (pre-order).
Check out all upcoming Accept and U.D.O. tour dates, plus stream a new song/live video off of The Rise of Chaos and LIVE – Back To The Roots – Accepted!, respectively, below.
New York City’s own post-hardcore legends Quicksand have announced a headlining tour of the U.S. for later this year.
The 24-city barrage jump starts in Seattle, WA in early September and runs into October with a trio of stops set in New York: Buffalo at Town Hall on September 24 [TIX go on sale 6/28], Manhattan at Irving Plaza on September 30 [TIX go on sale 6/30] and Brooklyn at Warsaw on October 1 [TIX go on sale 6/28]. All tour dates are posted below.
BTW, Quicksand‘s Sergio Vega also performs with Deftones, who just played Jones Beach with Rise Against and Thrice (see pics).
Also, Quicksand‘s Walter Schreifels fronts local bluesy rock act Dead Heavens, who recently performed a free show at House of Vans with Rise Against (see pics).
Quicksand‘s last studio album, Manic Compression, came out in 1995 through Island Records (stream it after the dates).
English rock giants Muse are currently on the road on a North American foray with Thirty Seconds To Mars and PVRIS, which is scheduled to hit New York’s Jones Beach Theater on July 22 [TIX] (get all remaining dates).
After they rock Long Island, Muse will perform at a just announced special concert in Manhattan at the Central Park SummerStage on July 24. The gig will benefit the Coalition for the Homeless foundation, with tickets going on sale to the public starting this Friday (6/30) at 10AM, HERE.
Here’s more info via the official press release:
The band recently played area sold out shows at Barclay’s Center and Newark’s Prudential Center and are playing Jones Beach on July 22nd. This show will be an opportunity for fans to see the band away from normal production and in the traditional summer New York City SummerStage venue.
The Coalition for the Homeless is the nation’s oldest advocacy and direct service organization helping homeless men, women and children. We believe that affordable housing, sufficient food and the chance to work for a living wage are fundamental rights in a civilized society.
Muse are touring in support of 2015′s Drones full-length (stream it below). The band are presently hard at work on a brand new LP, set to release in 2018 (check out the new song “Dig Down” below).
The Ned Flanders-themed metal sensation and self-proclaimed “world’s first Nedal band” Okilly Dokilly recently concluded their ‘Howdilly Doodilly Tour,’ which invaded a slew of U.S. towns this spring with help from the Metallica-meets-Beatles cover band Beatallica.
The tour rolled through New York City earlier this month for a hoedown at Gramercy Theatre, where local hardcore ‘neighborinos,’ some dressed in their best Flanders gear (i.e., traditional green sweater, pink shirt, and nerdy glasses), moshed and rioted to favorites such as “Flanderdoodles,” “You’re a Jerk” and “White Wine Spritzer” from the band’s debut studio album Howdilly Doodilly. Beatallica joined in on the fun towards the end of Okilly Dokilly‘s set for a rendition of “Yellow Family” (a parody of The Beatles‘ legendary track “Yellow Submarine”).
Check out our exclusive photos of Okilly Dokilly live in NYC on June 2nd via this posting. The group will soon return to the road for “The Death to False Nedal Tour,” which hits Long Island at Revolution (w/ Lucid Dreams & Logan’s Room) on July 9 [TIX]. Get all upcoming tour dates here.
Rock vets Toadies recently announced plans to unleash their new album, the follow-up to 2015′s Heretics, dubbed The Lower Side of Uptown on September 8. The band will support the new effort with a national tour later this year, featuring direct support from punk rock favorites Local H.
The run kicks off in Toadies‘ homestate of Texas, hitting over 40 U.S. markets, including New York City at Gramercy Theatre on October 18 [TIX]. The journey also invades Jersey at the Stone Pony on October 21.
Check out all dates (w/ more tba) and stream tracks from both acts below.
Arsonists Get All The Girls‘ The Game of Life 10th anniversary tour, which sees the band playing said 2007 LP in its entirety, has been fully revealed. The summer trip will feature I Set My Friends On Fire, Circuit Of Suns and others on select dates.
New York stops on the run include Tonawanda at Stampson July 30 [tix tba], Brooklyn at Goldsounds on August 3 [TIX], Poughkeepsie at The Loft on August 4 [tix tba], and Rochester at Montage Music Hall on August 5 [TIX].
Peep all announced dates below. You can also scroll down for streams of The Game of Life and Arsonists Get All The Girls‘ latest album Listen to the Color (self-released on Bandcamp).
Yup, that’s right. Before they return to the road on their North American ‘Not In This Lifetime Tour’ (which hits MSG for two shows in October), rock behemoths Guns N’ Roses will perform a special and super intimate show at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, NYC on July 20.
The show is presented by SiriusXM, with tickets only available to SiriusXM subscribers, HERE. The event will also air on the band’s own upcoming SiriusXM station, launching on July 13.
Here’s complete info from GnR:
SiriusXM announced today that Guns N’ Roses will perform at Harlem’s world famous Apollo Theater for a special invitation-only concert for SiriusXM subscribers on Thursday, July 20. Howard Stern made the announcement today during his live SiriusXM show The Howard Stern Show.
The exclusive SiriusXM concert marks the first time that Guns N’ Roses will perform at the iconic venue. The special event, taking place before the next leg of the band’s North American “Not In This Lifetime” tour, will air live nationwide on SiriusXM’s Guns N’ Roses Radio. The concert will also air live on Howard Stern’s Howard 101 channel.
SiriusXM’s Guns N’ Roses Radio will feature music from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees entire iconic career, including the 1987 Appetite for Destruction album, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary. The SiriusXM channel will also include music by artists who have influenced Guns N’ Roses, live tracks and rarities.
Guns N’ Roses Radio will launch on Thursday, July 13, via satellite, and through the SiriusXM App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com.
Nightrain members, stay tuned for info on how you can get to the Apollo!
Sounds like it’ll be a great night in NYC. Catch some fan-favorite tunes below.