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Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 at 8:15 pm

Artificial Brain premiere new track “Infrared Horizon”; playing shows (including NY)


New York-based science fiction-themed technical death metal crew Artificial Brain have released today a brand new track titled “Infrared Horizon” from their upcoming sophomore LP of the same name through Profound Lore Records (due 4/21 – pre-order). Metal Injection unleashed the new song, which features Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahlia Murder) and Paulo Paguntalan (Copremesis, Gath Šmânê). The new cut joins previously premiered single “Synthesized Instinct” — dig both new songs below.

Surrounding the release of Infrared Horizon, Artificial Brain will perform several shows, including gigs in New York: Long Island at Shaker’s Pub on April 23 with Pyrrhon [TIX at the door], and Ithaca at The Haunt on May 26 as part of “1Fest” [TIX].

Scroll down below for more dates (with more to be added soon).


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Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 at 7:39 pm

Radkey announce spring U.S. tour dates (performing in Brooklyn)


St. Joseph, Missouri garage punk rock threesome Radkey have just announced fresh U.S. tour dates for this spring, which consist of headlining gigs, dates supporting Descendents and The Joy Formidable, and festival appearances including “Rock On The Range,” “Carolina Rebellion” and “Northern Invasion.”

A headliner in Brooklyn at Knitting Factory has been confirmed for May 9, with tickets on sale now, HERE. No support has been announced for the BK concert, but if that changes, we’ll update this post.

Regarding the impending trek, Radkey had the following to say:

We’ve been training ourselves for an intense year of touring, and we’re stoked to get a chance to bring our music to as many people as possible. We love to rock. And that’s all that we care about.

Radkey are touring in support of last year’s Delicious Rock Noise album on Another Century Records. Stream said new LP and peep all upcoming dates below.


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Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 at 7:02 pm

Thursday confirmed for Northside Festival 2017 in Brooklyn


New Jersey’s own post-hardcore heroes Thursday are confirmed to take part in this year’s “Northside Festival” in Brooklyn, which runs from June 8 – 11. Thursday will specifically perform at McCarren Park on Sunday, June 11 with PUP, The Hotelier and Jeff Rosenstock [free show! RSVP info TBA]. Other acts scheduled to perform at the BK fest include Dirty Projectors, Kamasi Washington and Miguel (get full info).

As previously mentioned, Thursday will soon embark on a headlining North American tour with Touché Amoré (who also play a sold-out show at Vitus on 3/29) and Basement supporting all dates, plus Wax Idols and Cities Avivhit opening on select gigs. The tour hits NYC’s Irving Plaza on April 29 and April 30 [TIX still available].

Full dates for the aforementioned tour are listed below


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Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Scorpions & Megadeth going on North American tour together (playing NYC)

Megadeth live at PlayStation Theater in 2012…

It has been revealed that German hard rock legends Scorpions and thrash metal giants Megadeth will be hooking up for a North American trek later this year titled the “Crazy World Tour.”

The run currently has 16 dates confirmed with more to be announced soon. A show in New York City at Madison Square Garden will go down on September 16, with ticket info TBA. The foray also hits nearby Reading, PA at Santander Arena on September 14.

Speaking of the upcoming run, which celebrates Scorpions‘ 1990 LP Crazy World, leadman Klaus Meine declared:

When our album Crazy World was released back in ’91, right at the end of the cold war, we toured around a world that was pretty crazy back then, but there was so much hope in the air for a more peaceful future. Now 26 years later, things are getting more crazy every other day. After all these years, ‘Crazy World’ is still a good motto for our upcoming world tour. We are very much looking forward to seeing all of you out there.

Megadeth are on the road supporting last year’s Dystopia record. The band recently won a Grammy in the “Best Metal Performance” category for the title-track from the new LP.

Check out all announced dates and stream some tunes after the break.


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Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 at 1:02 am

Vans Warped Tour 2017 lineup revealed (coming to LI)


The official lineup for this year’s “Vans Warped Tour” has been set to stone. See below for the full list of bands (including CKY, New Years Day, Silverstein & more) scheduled to play the fest this year.

As previously noted, the tour hits Long Island at Jones Beach on July 8 [TIX on sale now].

More below…


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Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at 1:16 pm

Mogwai confirm North American headlining gigs (see them in NYC)

Mogwai Band Photo September 2013

Scottish post-rock favorites Mogwai have just announced an extensive world tour for later this year, with a round of dates confirmed in North America.

The stateside concerts kick off in late November, with New York’s only stop on the journey set to go down in Manhattan at Terminal 5 on December 8 [TIX go on sale 3/24]. Check out all upcoming dates (with a teaser trailer) after the fold.

Just a few months ago, Mogwai performed their “Atomic” score from Mark Cousins‘ 2015 Documentary “Atomic, Living In Dread And Promise” at NYC’s Town Hall (check out pics and a review).

Mogwai are currently putting the final touches on their ninth album, with help from producer Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, Weezer, Baroness). More details on the new LP, which follows 2014′s Rave Tapes (stream it after the dates), are to come (stay tuned).


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Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at 12:44 pm

Fates Warning announce U.S. tour dates (catch them in NY)


Connecticut prog / heavy metal unit Fates Warning have announced a round of European and North American headlining tour dates, in support of their 2016 LP on InsideOut Music, Theories of Flight.

The gigs go down this spring and summer with over 15 appearances booked, with more to be announced soon. A slew of those dates go down in New York, specifically: Poughkeepsie at The Chance on June 11 [TIX on sale 3/24], Clifton Park at Upstate Concert Hall on June 13 [TIX on sale 3/24], Manhattan at Gramercy Theatre on June 16 [TIX on sale 3/22], Patchogue at 89 North on June 17 [TIX on sale 3/24] and Buffalo at Ironworks on June 20 [TIX].

Talking about the impending trek, Fates Warning‘s vocalist Ray Alder shared the following:

We are very excited to finally announce the first leg of the US tour for ‘Theories Of Flight’. We know that this news has been a long time coming, but it’s finally here and we are ready to once again hit the States in support of a new album. The European tour was amazing, and we are anticipating nothing less from our home crowd. We can’t wait to see our fans again. Get your tickets now. Thank you all!

Check out all confirmed dates, plus stream Theories of Flight in full below.


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Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 11:56 pm

Toto and Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo teaming up for co-headline summer tour (NYC confirmed)

Toto live at Town Hall in 2016…

Legendary rockers Toto and Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo will be joining forces for a North American co-headlining summer tour.

Three dates have been announced so far and they include stops in Los Angeles, CA, Peachtree City, GA and New York, NY at Beacon Theatre on September 14 [TIX go on sale 3/24]. Many more dates will be added soon.

Speaking of the run, Toto’s Steve Lukather stated:

I’ve known Neil a long time and he’s a fantastic musician. Pat’s voice is one of the all time greats and we’re super excited to join together with them to do some shows this summer.

Pat and Neil added:

Looking forward to sharing the stage this year with our good friends and great players, Toto. We’ve known each other for years and never had the opportunity to do an extended tour together until now. Should be good times for all.

Check out all confirmed dates below.


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Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 10:27 pm

Taake playing U.S. shows this spring (infesting NYC)


Norwegian black metal legends Taake, led by the infamous Hoest, will return to the U.S. this spring for scattered dates in May and June.

A show in New York City at Le Poisson Rouge has been confirmed for June 10. The NYC show will feature special guests TBA, with tickets scheduled to go on sale beginning this Friday (3/24) at 10AM, HERE.

Taake will also perform in Seattle, Los Angeles, Philly and more — check out all confirmed U.S. dates below.

You may remember, Taake invaded Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus last year for two showings on March 5 (check out pics from the latter show).

Taake‘s latest release, an LP called Stridens hus, came out in late 2014 through Dark Essence Records (dig it after the dates).

UPDATE: Full dates have been revealed, more below.


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Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 8:26 pm

Gorguts touring with Defeated Sanity & Exist (coming to NYC)


Canadian tech. death metal greats Gorguts are apparently in the process of booking spring and summer tour dates beside German brutal DM perpetrators Defeated Sanity and Washington D.C. proggy metal trio Exist.

Among the dates announced so far is a show in New York City at Le Poisson Rouge on June 23, with tickets scheduled for on sale starting this Friday (3/24) at 10AM, HERE. Confirmed tour dates have been posted below, with more possibly coming soon.

You may recall, Gorguts last played Le Poisson Rouge last September with Intronaut and Brain Tentacles (see photos).

Gorguts are touring in support of their 2016 EP on Season of Mist, Pleiades’ Dust (stream it after the dates).

UPDATE: More Gorguts dates have been revealed and include new shows in Syracuse, NY at Lost Horizon and Rochester, NY at Montage Music Hall. See below.


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