Brooklyn rock and metal spot Saint Vitus will be hosting a special concert this Monday night (12/12) featuring a little unknown band called Vic and the Rattleheads. Reports are pouring in that the band is actually Megadeth, who will be in town for the “Revolver Music Awards.” Here’s BrooklynVegan to help put things into perspective…
Megadeth are playing the Epiphone Revolver Music Awards at Webster Hall on Tuesday (12/13), which frontman Dave Mustaine is also hosting. You may remember Mustaine promoted the awards by bartending at Greenpoint’s Saint Vitus. The venue just put up the above image [see below] on their instragram which seems to suggest that Megadeth is playing Saint Vitus on Monday (12/12).
The evidence: 1) Vic Rattlehead is the name of Megadeth’s mascot; 2) “A Toute Le Monde” is both a Megadeth song and the name of their beer.
Seems legit. The last round of tickets go on sale at Vitus this evening at 6pm. Check out full details below. You can also RSVP via the official Facebook event page.
Every Time I Die, Knocked Loose, Harm’s Way and Eternal Sleep have been confirmed for “The Low Teens Tour,” scheduled to cruise through North America early next year. The massive excursion, consisting of over 30 dates, kicks off at the start of February in State College, PA, hitting New York City’s Music Hall of Williamsburg on February 4th [tix] along the way before pounding through March and finalizing in Long Island at Revolution on March 10th [tix]. Grab the full dates after the fold.
The impending romp is in support of ETID‘s eighth studio album Low Teens, released back in September through Epitaph Records (stream it after the dates).
Over the summer, post-hardcore rockers At The Drive were forced to cancel the last few dates of their North American tour due to singer Cedric Bixler-Zavala having health concern with his vocal chords. Dates affected included New York City’s super sold-out show at Terminal 5 on June 17th. The band have now announced rescheduled tour dates for spring of next year, with a date at Terminal 5 confirmed for March 22nd. Tickets for the new show go on sale starting next Friday (12/16) at noon. The band will also play rescheduled shows in Washington, Boston, Detroit and Toronto — check out full tour info below.
Additionally, ATDI recently debuted a new song called “Governed By Contagions,“ which comes off the group’s forthcoming (still untitled) new album (and first since 2000’s Relationship Of Command), produced by the band’s own Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Rich Costey (Sigur Rós, Muse). A release date via Rise Records is TBA. Stream the new track after the dates.
As you may have heard, New York City’s Webster Hall will host the 2016 incarnation of the “Revolver Music Awards” this upcoming Tuesday, December 13th. The event will be hosted by SiriusXM’s Jose Mangin and Megadeth‘s Dave Mustaine and is set to feature co-headliners Megadeth and recently confirmedAnthrax, who are both scheduled to be perform live, along with acts Zakk Wylde, Lacuna Coil, Stitched Up Heart, and a “Fallen Heroes All-Star Jam” featuring Ace Frehley, Bumblefoot, Pop Evil and Butcher Babies.
The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus, Orange Is the New Black’s Jessica Pimentel, Slipknot‘s Jim Root and Clown, celebrity chef Chris Santos, comedians Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine, Killswitch Engage‘s Jesse Leach, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Periphery, Doyle, Arch Enemy‘s Alissa White-Gluz, Atreyu, Emmure, Life of Agony…
Plus much more.
Tickets are still available for purchase. The show will also be streamed live via Twitch.tv, Revolver, Guitar World, Facebook and YouTube.
Dutch symphonic/power metal giants Epica recently concluded their “North American Principle Tour,” which set out early November in Canada with help from direct support act; Italian’s own Fleshgod Apocalypse, plus openers Arkona and The Agonist. The month-long foray came to a close on the east coast last week, with New York City hosting the penultimate stop at a packed Webster Hall on Friday, December 2nd. We unfortunately didn’t get to shoot Arkona and The Agonist, but a plethora of live shots of Epica and Fleshgod Apocalypse continue below.
The trek was in support of Epica‘s seventh studio album The Holographic Principle, which they released to critical acclaim in September through Nuclear Blast. The gang recently premiered a brand new lyric video for the track “Ascension – Dream State Armageddon”. Live footage from this clip was shot at Epic Metal Fest in Holland earlier this fall (check it out after the gallery). The band also recently unleashed a new live video from their “North American Principle Tour” (watch that below as well).
Fellow Epica label-mates, Fleshgod Apocalypse are touring in support of their latest studio effort King. Both mega acts have a string of European and UK tour dates scheduled for early 2017, check out a full list of upcoming shows here (for Epica) and here (for FA).
Swedish heavy metal clan Amaranthe recently announced a U.S. headlining tour for early next year, with support from Failure Anthem, Citizen Zero, Cypher 16 and Smash Into Pieces. The 13-date adventures kicks off mid-February in Houston, TX and concludes a month later on the east coast, with a stop at New York City’s Marlin Room at Webster Hall scheduled for Match 8th [tix on sale 12/9]. A completely itinerary has been posted below.
Amaranthe‘s North American return is in support of their fourth studio album Maximalism, which they dropped in October through Spinefarm Records. The new LP has thus far spawned the anthem “That Song,” which you can check out after the tour dates.
Star Wars-themed metal cover act Galactic Empire, which features musicians/producers Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland, have announced today a handful of exclusive U.S. tour dates for early next year. The rare mini-trek goes down on the east coast/midwest in early January, with a trio of shows happening in Cleveland, OH, Pittsburgh, PA and New York City at the Marlin Room at Webster Hall on January 7th. Tickets to the NYC show go on sale starting this Friday (12/9) at 10AM, here. Full tour info can be viewed below.
Galactic Empire recently crowdfunded their self-titled debut album via a successful Kickstarter campaign, with a confirmed February 3rd street date. The band’s first music video, a cover of Star War’s main theme, has collected close to 3 millions views on YouTube alone. The cosmic gang have since unleashed a headbang-worthy rendition of Star War’s “Imperial March” score, which has accumulated over 1 million hits so far. Check out both tracks after the dates.
Earlier this year it was revealed that Iowa metalcore unit For Today have officially called it quits, ending a 10-plus year career consisting of 6 full length albums and 1 EP. The band are currently thanking their fans for the years of support with a massive North and South American farewell tour that launched in September. The commemorative run comes to a grand close later this month in Dallas, TX, but not before it cruises through New York City’s Gramercy Theatre tomorrow night (12/8), boasting support from Norma Jean and My Epic.
Tickets are still available, here. We also have a free pair of tickets up for grabs — for your chance to win them, sign up below and we’ll confirm a winner tomorrow at noon.
West coast hardcore/metal bruisers Nails have announced a North American headlining tour for late winter/early spring 2017. The 16-day incursion will feature support from Oregon-based speedy thrashers Toxic Holocaust and Arizona’s own death dealers Gatecreeper. A stop in New York City at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg has been booked for March 22nd [tix on sale 12/9]. The campaign also hits nearby-ish PA and MA — check out a full list of dates after the break.
Nails are back on the road in support of their punishing You Will Never Be One of Us full-length, which they unleashed earlier this year on Nuclear Blast. Blare a few tracks from the new effort at the end of this post.
California alt rockers AFI are gearing up for the release of their brand new self-titled album (also referred to as The Blood Album), slatted for release on January 20th through Concord Music Group. In support of the new effort, the gang will embark on a 25-market North American tour in early 2017, which kicks off with a record release bash in West Hollywood at the legendary Troubadour. Support on the run will come from Nothing, The Chain Gang of 1974 and Souvenirs on select dates.
New York’s only stop on the romp goes down at Manhattan’s Terminal 5 on February 3rd (Souvenirs open) [tix on sale 12/9]. Check out all upcoming tour dates below.
Additionally, AFI recently premiered a new song from their impending LP titled “Aurelia.” The new cut joins previously released fresh tracks “Snow Cats” and “White Offerings.” Stream all three songs after the dates.