Florida-based post-hardcore crew Sleeping With Sirens and California rockers Pierce The Veil have confirmed the second leg of their “The World Tour,” a co-headline run which is being sponsored by Rockstar Energy Drink. The colossal jaunt kicks off next month and is set to descend upon Albany, NY at the Washington Avenue Armory on November 21 and Long Island, NY at The Paramount for two sold out shows on November 24 & 25 (as previously posted). The new round of dates announced reveal a show in New York City at Hammerstein Ballroom on February 17, 2015. NYC tickets go on sale to the general public starting this Saturday (10/4) at 10am.
All upcoming Sleeping With Sirens and Pierce The Veil worldwide dates can be seen here.
MetalInsider.com have announced their third annual CMJ showcase, which is being sponsored by Spinefarm Records, and is scheduled to go down on October 22 at The Wick (260 Meserole St.) in Bushwick, Brooklyn. This year’s exhibition will feature performances by Arizona groove metallers Incite (fronted by Richie Cavalera), Atlanta noise makers ’68 (led by Josh Scogin, formerly of The Chariot), PA-based prog death metal quintet Black Crown Initiate and New Jersey’s own Toothgrinder. Spinefarm will also have giveaways from Toothgrinder, Electric Wizard, Amaranthe and more.
Tickets ($12) are on sale now. Use promo code SPINEFARMCMJ for a $2 discount (this week only). Limited CMJ badges will be admitted at the door, which open at 8pm.
Check out the show flyer and stream music from all four bands, below …
Rise Against hit the Best Buy Theater in NYC this past Friday night (9/26) in support of their brand new album titled The Black Market. With the help of supporting acts Radkey and Touche Amore, the band put on an energy packed show for the equally energetic young audience.
Radkey kicked off the show at 7:30pm, who we unfortunately missed thanks to the MTA. Though Touche Amore kept the pit going with a mix of screamo and melodic hardcore-punk. The fans, to the band’s surprise, were singing back to every song. The angst in the music had the pit giving it their all. Just the warm up the audience needed before the band of the night came on.
When 9:30pm hit, everyone knew what time it was. Once the lights went out, the fans lost their minds screaming for them to come out. The band started their set with “Rooftops,” a song which everyone sang along to. At one point, the fans energy was so much that lead singer Tim McIlrath had to jump off the stage and stand over the barrier to sing to their faces. People crowd-surfed in order to make it to the front and sing along with Tim. The band sang all of their hits including “The Good Left Undone,” “Prayer of The Refugee” and songs off of their new album like “I Don’t Want to Be Here Anymore.” The band gave the audience their all, and even praised the audience in the end, saying they’re the best audience they’ve had throughout the whole tour. The audience in return cheered the band on and asked for one more song. The band obliged and came out to play the last song of the night, “Savior,” as the fans sang along to their every word.
NYHC vets Madball have announced a series U.S. shows that will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the band’s 1994 debut full-length album, Set It Off. The band have recruited former guitarist Matt Henderson (circa 1992-2002) for this run. Support on the trek will come from Turnstile, Death Before Dishonor, Take Offense and Downpresser. New York City’s Marlin Room at Webster Hall will host the tour on December 6. NYC ticket info is TBA.
Earlier this summer saw the release of Madball‘s eighth studio album, Hardcore Lives. The guys just dropped the official video for their new single “Doc Marten Stomp,” which you can peep below along with a complete list of tour dates …
In continued support of their recently released fourth and final full-length album, Don’t Wait Up, on New York-based imprint Equal Vision Records, Massachusetts’ own hardcore punk legends Bane are currently out-and-about on the road pummeling venues across the US. The guys recently wrapped up a mini-stint through the Northeast alongside Maine’s Cruel Hand, which landed at the Marlin Room at Webster Hall in NYC two Fridays ago (9/19) with locals King Nine. Belated photos from the Manhattan concert can now be viewed in this post.
Bane will be back in town on December 20 for a showdown at Long Island’s Revolution Bar & Music Hall with Agnostic Front, Ludichrist and Tension*. Tickets are still available.
Also make sure to stream new music from Bane after the gallery …
Southern metal hooligans Weedeater have just announced new North American tour dates for November. The series of headline gigs are in support of the band’s recently re-issued first two albums, …And Justice for Y’all and Sixteen Tons, which dropped on vinyl, CD and digitally via Season of Mist (you can stream both LPs below). Weedeater have also finished recording their new full-length album with long-time engineer Steve Albini (High on Fire, Neurosis, Helmet), stay tuned for further details.
Full of Hell and Lazer/Wulf will provide support on the tour, which hits Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus on November 7 with Family. Tickets are on sale now.
Speaking of Lazer/Wulf, the Atlanta-based experimental metal trio were recently confirmed to perform at Metal Injection/MetalSucks’ 5th annual CMJ showcase, which is slated to go down on October 21 at BK’s The Acheron with help from Inter Arma, King Parrot, So Hideous and Moon Tooth (as previously discussed). Those tickets are on sale now as well.
LA alt rock favorites Weezer are slated to release their ninth studio album, Everything Will Be Alright in the End, on October 7 via New York City-based Republic Records. The new LP is the band’s first on Republic and marks their third record produced by Ric Ocasek (the Cars).
In support of the new effort, Weezer have announced special intimate club shows where the band will perform their new album in its entirety. The brief run will make a stop in NYC on October 27 for a gig at Bowery Ballroom. Band pre-sale starts this Friday (9/26) with general on sale going down Saturday (9/27).
Check out a complete list of dates and stream new music from Weezer after the break …
New Jersey’s own post hardcore greats Senses Fail took to New York City last week for two jam-packed showings in The Big Apple, with the first going down at the Marlin Room at Webster Hall on 9/17 and second at Music Hall of Williamsburg on 9/18, as part of the band’s ongoing tour that celebrates the release of their 2004 debut album, Let It Enfold You (which was recently re-released in limited edition vinyl). As you may have guessed, the boys are doling out Let It Enfold You in its entirety on the tour, as well as classic tunes and new tracks off of last year’s Renacer LP. No Bragging Rights, Knuckle Puck and To The Wind are backing up the tour (remaining dates here).
Last week it was revealed that Senses Fail have signed with Pure Noise Records for the release of their new album in 2015. Stick to the band’s official site for future details. For more happenings at Webster Hall click over here.
Photos from the sold out concert at the Marlin Room continue below …
Fresh off the heels of releasing his sixth solo album, Space Invader, via E1 Music, founding Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley has announced the first leg of U.S. tour dates in support of his new record (which also drops in double gatefold 180 gram LP format on October 28th). The legendary shredder will be joined on stage by his new touring band consisting of rhythm guitarist and vocalist Richie Scarlet (ex-Sebastian Bach), bassist and vocalist Chris Wyse (The Cult) and drummer Scott Coogan (ex-Brides of Destruction).
New York stops on the tour include:
11/14/2014 – Sugar Loaf, NY @ Sugar Loaf PAC
11/20/2014 – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
11/24/2014 – New York, NY @ B.B. King
11/25/2014 – New York, NY @ B.B. King
A full itinerary can be found below. Also make sure to check out Frehley‘s new single “Gimme a Feelin’” at this location.
San Francisco Bay Area post-rock act Whirr have released today (9/23) their new studio album, Sway, through Graveface Records. The new effort marks the band’s second full-length LP and the follow-up to 2012′s Pipe Dreams via TeePee Records. In support of the new album the guys are currently embarked on a 29-city North American run, boasting support from Indiana’s Cloakroom and Philly’s Sad Actor, that launched in August and is set to conclude next month.
The tour landed in New York City a week ago today (9/16) at the intimate Studio at Webster Hall with special guest; Brooklyn’s own Sannhet, who unfortunately had a black Gibson RD bass stolen at the end of the night. The band posted a pic of said missing bass here. Any and all leads can be forwarded directly to the band.
More photos from the NYC concert can be scrolled through below along with new music from Whirr …