Maryland-based avant-garde metal horde Dog Fashion Disco unleashed their much-anticipated seventh studio album (their first in eight years), Sweet Nothings, yesterday (7/22) via Razor to Wrist Records (stream it in all its glory after the click). The new LP was funded via a successful Indiegogo campaign, which raised a total of $85,000.
DFD are currently filming a music video for their new track “Tastes So Sweet,” confirmed via this teaser shot they posted earlier today. The gang have also announced a slew of new East Coast dates which include a headline concert at New York City’s Slake on September 12. NYC ticket info is TBA. All other dates are below …
California spiritual/doom metal trio OM – feat. members of Sleep, Grails and 90 Day Men – will be hitting the road this fall for a series of U.S. headline shows with Louisville, KY’s Watter. Om are touring in support of their 2012 LP on Drag City titled Advaitic Songs (stream it in full after the jump). The brief trek is scheduled to hit major cities such as Boston, Portland, Chicago and New York City on October 5 at multimedia art cabaret space Le Poisson Rouge. NYC tickets go on sale this Friday (7/25).
Speaking of Sleep, the doom metal legends recently released their first new song in 20 years as part of this year’s Adult Swim Summer Singles. The almost ten-minute track, dubbed “The Clarity,” was made available as a free download earlier this week (you can stream it after the break). The band will also embark on a string of U.S. shows starting next month, with a now sold out gig in NYC set for August 25 at Stage 48 (as previously discussed).
California hardcore punk rock supergroup BL’AST! – featuring vocalist Clifford Dinsmore (Dusted Angel), guitarist Mike Neider (LAB), bassist Nick Oliveri (ex-Kyuss) and drummer Joey Castillo (ex-Queens Of The Stone Age) – were scheduled to invade our neck of the woods this week as part of a brief East Coast trip (as previously announced). Unfortunately the east side mini-trek has been postponed indefinitely, dates affected include what was to be a gig at Santos Party House in NYC tomorrow night (7/23) with Villains. The band released the following statement:
To all BL’AST! Heads that planned on seeing us this week on upper East Coast, Unfortunately BL’AST! Is unable to play the East Side this week. We are rescheduling and hoping to make it out there before the years end.
Refunds available at point of purchase. All remaining Bl’ast! summer dates are below …
Sin City hard rockers Otherwise will be releasing their sophomore studio album, Peace at All Costs, on September 16 via Century Media. The new LP, the follow-up to the band’s 2012 debut effort True Love Never Dies, has spawned the lead single “Darker Side Of The Moon,” which is quickly climbing the Active Rock Charts (watch the official lyric video after the break).
In support of the new record, Otherwise will soon set out on a headline U.S. tour with New Zealand alt rock band Like a Storm and South Caroline-based Islander in tow. A show at The Studio at Webster Hall in New York City has been confirmed for September 29. NYC ticket info is forthcoming.
Virginia technical melodic death metal masters Arsis have announced a month-long North American tour for later this year that celebrates the 10 year anniversary of the band’s debut LP, A Celebration of Guilt, which they will be playing in its entirety on the tour. The MetalSucks-presented trip, dubbed “A Decade of Guilt,” will also feature performances by Colorado face melters Allegaeon and California thrash/death metal warriors Exmortus.
A show in New York City at Santos Party House has been scheduled for September 3. NYC ticket info is to be announced. Make sure to click through below for a confirmed list of tour dates, with more to be added soon.
California rockers Pierce The Veil and Florida-based post-hardcore gang Sleeping With Sirens have announced plans to tour the world together on a massive five-month-long, multi-leg co-headline jaunt, simply tilted “The World Tour.” The first leg of the trek, which is sponsored by Rockstar Energy Drink, will see PTV and SWS alternating the headline spot each night, with additional support coming from Beartooth and This Wild Life.
The first leg of the journey kicks off at the beginning of November in Fresno, CA and continues through December in Las Vegas, NV, with more dates to be announced. New York shows on the run include a stop in Albany, NY at the Washington Avenue Armory on November 21, and a gig in Huntington, NY at The Paramount on November 24. All tickets go on sale to the general public starting this Saturday (7/26) at 10 AM.
A promo video for the tour and all confirmed dates are below …
Canadian industrial rock vets Skinny Puppy and German-based EBM duo VNV Nation will be joining forces later this year for a 17-date tour of North America dubbed “The Alliance of Sound.” Support on the trek, which kicks off at the end of November in Toronto and runs through mid-December in California, will feature electro-industrialists Haujobb and LA’s Youth Code. A show in New York City at Best Buy Theater has been set for December 2. All tickets go on sale beginning this Friday (7/25).
Skinny Puppy and VNV Nation both released new albums last year, Weapon and Transnational, respectively. Scroll through below for a complete list of tour dates …
NYHC legends Biohazard, who rocked Brooklyn a few months back as part of the 2014 Black N’ Blue Bowl, have announced their last tour of the year, which will take place across Europe starting next week at NORD Open Air in Germany and will run through the end of August at Neuborn Open Air (in Germany as well).
The band have also booked a pair of U.S. performances for this summer surrounding their countless European festival/headline gigs. The first U.S. appearance will take place on July 23 at the 15th annual Gathering of the Juggalos in Thornville, OH beside Cannibal Corpse, Cypress Hill, Wayne Static and more (complete info here). Then next month Biohazard will infiltrate the Marlin Room at Webster Hall in New York City for a headline stint on August 21. NYC tickets are on sale now. Support on the Manhattan bill, if any, is TBA. All impending tour dates are here.
Biohazard are reportedly working on a new album, the follow-up to 2012 Reborn in Defiance, tentatively due out later this year.
German heavy metal queen Doro Pesch has announced a fall run across North America that celebrates 30 years of active touring. The trek, dubbed “30 Years – Strong & Proud North American Tour,” will feature a career-spanning set list which fans will be able to vote on via Doro‘s Facebook page.
The journey is scheduled to embark on October 10 in Sturtevant, WI and will run through seven more North American cities before concluding on October 20 at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City. A second leg of the tour in the U.S. for Spring 2015 will be announced soon. All confirmed dates thus far are below …
Ex-Misfits guitarist Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein will be taking his solo band out on the road later this summer for a full-blown U.S. run titled the “Annihilate America Tour.” The trek, which is in support of Doyle‘s new album Abominator, kicks off on August 15 in Rochester, NY at the Montage Music Hall and cruises by 32 markets before coming to an end in Lakewood, OR on September 15. A show in New York City at Blackthorn 51 in Queens will go down on August 17.
A second tour leg will be announced soon (sponsored via a PledgeMusic campaign – stay tuned). In the meantime, check out a full list of confirmed Doyle dates below.
In related news, Misfits (Jerry Only, Dez Cadena & Eric “Chupacabra” Arce) will be touring the U.S. later this year with a gig at NYC’s Irving Plaza scheduled for October 28, as previously discussed (tix are still available).
In more news, a reunited Samhain (feat. Glenn Danzig) will be hitting the road in the fall for a pair of festival appearances plus a string of headline dates. NYC will welcome the deathrock outfit on November 1 at Best Buy Theater with Goatwhore and Midnight (as previously announced). Tickets go on sale to the general public starting this Friday (7/18) at noon.