Norwegian black metal warriors 1349 have announced a headlining U.S. tour for early next year. The trek, which launches early February in Tampa, FL and rolls through the end of the month in Spartanburg, SC, will feature support from Origin, Abysmal Dawn and Wolvhammer. New York City will host the onslaught on February 23 at the popular Gramercy Theatre. Ticket info forthcoming.
In more news, 1349 recently unleashed their new video for “Slaves,” which comes off of the tyrant’s new LP, Massive Cauldron of Chaos. Check out the vid below along with a complete list of upcoming gigs…
As discussed before, Oakland heavyweights High on Fire will soon be heading into the studio to begin recording their new, yet-to-be-titled studio album with returning producer Kurt Ballou (Converge). In addition, the band confirmed a series of winter dates with a show at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus with Windhand and Mountain of Wizard happening on January 9. Those tickets sold out pretty much instantly.
By popular demand, HoF have added an early show going down that same evening (at 6pm) with the same opening bands. Those tickets are on sale now, and are still available as of this posting. The tour will also land upstate at The Loft in Poughkeepsie on January 13 (get tix). Head over to the band’s official fb page for a complete list of dates.
Indiana prog metal act The Contortionist have announced a headline run across North America for this winter. The MetalSucks-presented outing is set to feature openers Revocation, Fallujah and Toothgrinder. The Contortionist frontman Mike Lessard offered the following on the impending jaunt:
We’re excited to hit the road with all these amazing bands and play a ton of epic shows. We couldn’t think of a better way to start our 2015!
The only New York stop on the tour will take place on February 19 at Revolution Bar & Music Hall in Amityville, NY. Tickets will be released this Friday (12/19).
The Contortionist recently premiered a brand new music video for their latest single “Primordial Sound” from their new LP Language, which you can check out below along with all other confirmed dates…
Ohio metallers The Devil Wears Prada have confirmed a spring headline tour through North America titled the “Zombie 5 Tour,” which will see the gang performing their 2010 Zombie EP in its entirety each show along with other fan favorites songs. The Rockstar Energy Drink-sponsored trek will feature support from Born of Osiris, The Word Alive and Secrets.
Leadman Mike Hranica commented the following on the upcoming run:
When we started discussing the idea of playing the Zombie EP front to back, it was clear and evident that the five year anniversary would be the perfect time to commemorate. I love seeing old records and releases performed and celebrated years after their release, and with that I know how excited we are to announce the Zombie 5 Tour.
New York stops on the tour include a gig at Irving Plaza in NYC on April 9 and at Anthology in Rochester, NY on April 14. Manhattan tickets go on sale beginning this Friday (12/19), upstate ticket info tba.
In addition, TDWP recently dropped a new video for their track “War” off of the band’s latest full-length, 8:18. Check out the clip below along with a full list of dates…
English alt rockers Enter Shikari have announced a headline run titled “The Mindsweep Tour,” which will plague North America from March through April, 2015. Support on the trip will come from Stray From The Path and Marmozets with Hundredth and A Lot Like Birds commanding the opening slot on select legs.
New York City will host the tour on April 3 at Gramercy Theatre. Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday (12/19).
Enter Shikari are scheduled to drop their fourth studio album, The Mindsweep, on January 19 through Hopeless Records (US).
All other tour dates can be scrolled through below…
A few weeks ago, New York City’s very own alt metal legends Helmet announced the “Betty 2015 US Tour,” where the gang will perform said 1994 classic album in its entirety, followed by a full second set of favorite tracks, no opening bands. As previously mentioned, shows in NYC were confirmed for February 21 and 22 at Bowery Ballroom and Saint Vitus, respectively. Those shows sold out almost immediately.
The band have just announced a 3rd show in NYC at Bowery Ballroom, which goes down on February 18. Tickets go on sale to the masses starting this Friday (12/19) at noon.
Earlier this fall, English doom metal legends Electric Wizard unleashed their eighth studio album, Time to Die, through Spinefarm Records, debuting at #62 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart. The nine-song, 65-minute release spawned the singles “Time to Die” and “SadioWitch,” which you can stream below.
The band is currently in the means of confirming a round of spring dates in the U.S. beside Virginia-based rebels Satan’s Satyrs. To NYC-ers’ delight, a show at Webster Hall has been set for April 2, with tickets going on sale this Friday (12/19). A full list of dates are sure to be confirmed soon via ElectricFuckinWizard.com.
UPDATE: A complete list of shows have surfaced, check them out below…
Norwegian metal masters Enslaved have officially announced their upcoming thirteenth studio album, the follow-up to 2012′s RIITIIR. The new LP, dubbed In Times, will be due out March 6th via Nuclear Blast. Guitarist Ivar Bjørnson offered the following regarding the impending record:
I was so deep into the songs and ideas for such a long time (or have my head so far up my own ass, if you prefer more direct language) that it is hard to have any ‘opinions’ about them that is anything else than the high-flying mumbo-jumbo of the introvert song-smith. The songs are extensions of my inner and outer life, the thoughts I am aware of having, as well as those that lie too deep to register in everyday consciousness.
The songs are the resounds of grandiose altered states and mundane tiny micro-events. In addition, they are, of course, also the result of inspiration from other music and art. I do think this new album is the most consistent body of work we have so far: It incorporates our ‘blacker’ past with our influences from prog rock, our present sense of absolute freedom, and the joy of being in this band, if that makes any sense… Ha, ha, ha. It is higher in energy, more aggressive, yet more beautiful and subtle. It simply sounds inspired.
Additionally, it appears Enslaved are currently in the process of booking spring dates alongside Oregon doomsters Yob, who slayed Saint Vitus this past weekend with back-to-back sold out shows (see their full sets here and here), and Philly psych rockers Ecstatic Vision (who played Vitus as well). Dates revealed thus far include a stop at Gramercy Theatre on March 21. NYC tickets go on sale to the general public beginning this Friday (12/19).
Utah deathcore band Chelsea Grin have confirmed plans to headline a North American run this spring being called “The Ashes To Ashes Tour.” The Substream-sponsored trek will feature support from Sworn In, Carnifex, Black Tongue and The Family Ruin.
The month-long journey is set to descend upon NYC’s Gramercy Theatre on March 14. Tickets go on sale to the public starting this Friday (12/19).
The tour is in support of Chelsea Grin‘s new LP, Ashes to Ashes. Fellow label-mates Sworn In are on the road backing their latest record, The Death Card.