Earlier this year, German speed/power metal quintet Primal Fear released their tenth studio album, Delivering the Black, via Frontiers Records. The new LP has spawned the singles ‘When Death Comes Knocking’ and ‘King for a Day’ (stream the official video for both below), as well as a spot on the top German album charts at #13.
The fantasy metallers will now invade North America for an April/May tour that kicks off a week from today (4/29) in Baltimore, MD. A show in New York City at Stage 48 will take place the following day, April 30. Support in NYC will come from local heavy/power metal acts Flames of Fury and Gothic Knights. Tickets, including VIP packages, are still available. We also have two pairs of tickets to give away – for your chance to win, sign up below. Contest ends on Sunday (4/27) at noon. You may enter once per day:
FYI, NYC’s own hard rock vets Winger will perform live at Stage 48 this Saturday (4/26) with Lost Legacy, Rickity and DJ Alex Kayne. Tickets are still available (you can also try to win a pair).
The 2014 Metal Alliance Tour is here! This year’s edition features the North American return of Polish blackened death metal giants Behemoth, plus Norwegian black metallers 1349, Goatwhore, Inquisition, and PA newcomers Black Crown Initiate. The month-long North American crusade kicked off earlier this month in Tempe, AZ and is scheduled to come to an end early next month in Seattle, WA. New York City welcomed the return of the mighty Behemoth and Co this past Saturday (4/19) for pre-Easter heresy at a sold out Irving Plaza. More pics from the night can be scrolled through below.
Behemoth released their tenth studio album, The Satanist, earlier this year via Metal Blade Records. Fellow label-mates Goatwhore will unleash their new LP, Constricting Rage Of The Merciless, in North America on July 8th.
San Fran hardcore punk icons Dead Kennedys have announced a series of North American tour dates for this June surrounding the band’s appearance at this year’s Amnesia Rockfest in Montebello, QC.
A show in New York City at Irving Plaza has been set for June 19. Support will come from Queens, NY-based hardcore punks Reagan Youth and Boston punk rockers Burning Streets. NYC ticket info is TBA. All other confirmed Dead Kennedys dates are below.
DK recently released a new 7″ box set, dubbed the ‘Original Singles Collection,’ containing seven long-out-of-print 7″s originally released between 1979 and 1982, preserved in “original sleeves, in heavy jackets” and housed in a box. The tracks have been remastered from the original tapes for this release.
Tampa, Florida heavy metal vets Iced Earth are in the midst of a North American headline tour which took off earlier this month in Grand Rapids, MI, and is in support of the band’s recently released studio album on Century media, Plagues of Babylon. The ongoing trek boasts support from Swedish power metallers Sabaton and symphonic gothic metal horde ReVamp (feat. Nightwish front-woman Floor Jansen).
The tour raided an electric Best Buy Theater this past Friday (4/18) in NYC. Full photo recap from the night continues below, followed by the official lyric video for the title track off of Plagues of Babylon and a complete list of remaining tour dates …
New York City’s own hard rock veterans Winger will unleash their highly anticipated sixth studio album and first LP in 5 years, Better Days Comin’, on April 22nd in North America via Frontiers Records. In support of said release, Winger will set out on an April through September world tour that kicks off with a record release bash at Stage 48 next Saturday (4/26) in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC. Support on the bill will come from Bronx-based power metallers Lost Legacy, local classic rock assembly Rickity and DJ Alex Kayne. Tickets are still available, and you can also sign up below for the chance to win 1 of two pairs of tickets we have to give away. Contest ends on Wednesday (4/23) at noon. You may enter once per day:
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In case you didn’t know, technical death metal outfit Nile will assault Stage 48 this Sunday (4/20) with Winter Nights, Imperial Crypt and Sunlord. Tickets are still available.
Long Island’s very own alt rockers Taking Back Sunday and Utah’s The Used are currently on the road on a giant North American co-headline tour that celebrates the release of TBS‘ brand new full-length album, Happiness Is, as well as The Used‘s just released LP, Imaginary Enemy, both out via Hopeless Records. The on-going tour, which also features performances by Tonight Alive and Sleepwave, arrived at Best Buy Theater last night (4/15) in NYC for the first of three completely sold out shows at the Times Square venue. The second showing goes down tonight (4/16) with the third happening on Monday (4/21). All remaining tour dates are here.
The Used + TBS pics from last night’s concert can be viewed below. Also stream new music from both acts after the gallery.
Portland folk/doom/prog metal greats Agalloch are gearing up for the U.S. release of their fifth studio album, The Serpent & the Sphere, on May 16th through Profound Lore Records. A month after the LP’s arrival the band will set out on a headline North American run. The confirmed first leg of Agalloch‘s ‘Serpents In Culmination’ U.S. tour embarks on June 18th in Minneapolis, MN and continues through July 8th in Denver, CO.
A show at Irving Plaza in New York City has been set for June 30 with special guest; Wisconsin-based psych-rock doomsters Jex Thoth. NYC tickets go on sale to the general public starting this Friday (4/18) at 10am.
Stream a new Agalloch song and check out all confirmed tour dates below:
The 2014 edition of ‘The Decibel Magazine Tour’ has come and gone. This year’s incarnation, which boasted performances by the likes of Carcass, The Black Dahlia Murder, Gorguts and Noisem, kicked off mid-March in Oraland, FL and came to an end this past weekend in Silver Spring, MD.
Best Buy Theater hosted NYC’s stop on the trek this past Friday, April 11th. If you missed out on the gig or want to relieve the night’s action, check out our pics from the show in this post.
Carcass are on the road in support of their Sept. 2013 LP release on Nuclear Blast and first album in almost 18 years, Surgical Steel. Peep the official video for the new track, ‘Unfit For Human Consumption,’ after the photo gallery …
Iconic Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen is set to headline the ‘Guitar Gods’ tour, which embarks in North America starting in June. The trek will also feature performances by Uli Jon Roth (ex-Scorpions), Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Guns N’ Roses) and Gary Hoey.
Confirmed dates thus far include a stop at The Paramount in Huntington, NY on June 13. LI tickets go on sale to the public starting this Friday (4/18) at 10am. A full list of confirmed tour dates are below, with possibly more TBA.
Death metal vets Master will embark on the ‘North American Witchhunt Tour’ starting tomorrow (4/14) in South Carolina. The trek (in support of the band’s latest full-length The Witchhunt) runs through May with stops in NY this Friday (4/18) at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn and next Sunday (4/20) at The Forvm in Buffalo. The BK gig will feature support from Insatanity, Fisthammer, Nervo Chaos, Hate Storm Annihilation and Netherion (get tix). While upstate will also see Fisthammer, Nervo Chaos, Hate Storm Annihilation plus Seplophile and The Long Cold Dark (tix).
Watch the official video for Master‘s latest single ‘The Parable’ and scroll through a full list of upcoming tour dates below …