Australian metalcore foursome The Amity Affliction recently concluded a fall headline trip across the U.S. that also featured supporting sets by Chelsea Grin, Secrets, Cruel Hand and The Plot In You. The 4-week long journey kicked off last month in Sacramento and came to an end earlier this month in Salt Lake City. New York City hosted the trek at a jam-packed Irving Plaza in Manhattan on October 23rd. Belated pics from The Amity Affliction‘s NYC set continue below.
TAA are presently in Europe finishing up a short headline run with help from Defeater, Being As An Ocean and others, and will follow that with a string of December gigs in New Zealand and in their home country of Australia with A Day To Remember, The Ghost Inside (who seem to be doing better following their horrible bus accident) and more. Check out all their remaining 2015 tour dates here.
The band is touring in support of 2014′s Let the Ocean Take Me LP through Roadrunner Records. The guys have also recently released a brand new single titled “Shine On,” which you can listen to here.
Japanese doom/death metal deviants Coffins have confirmed a string of early 2016 U.S. tour dates being called “The Bloodstained Resurrection” tour. The winter trek will feature direct support from Cali sludge/doom metal tyrants Noothgrush, except on the opening night at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus on February 15, which will see other support acts tba [ticket info forthcoming]. Coffins will also be performing in Japan and at the Netherlands Deathfest in Tilburg surrounding these U.S. dates, which are all listed below.
Earlier this year saw the release of Coffins‘ third EP, Craving to Eternal Slumber, through Hammerheart America and a “best of” compilation titled Perpetual Penance via Horror Pain Gore Death Productions.
Norwegian black metal masters 1349 have announced a fresh North American tour dubbed the “Chaos Raids U.S.A. 2016,” sponsored by CVLT Nation and embarking in early January. The 18-city trek will feature support from Brooklyn’s own post-metal bunch Tombs and Maryland grindsters Full of Hell. The crusade infiltrates NYC at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus on January 14, with tickets on-sale now here. A full list of confirmed shows can be found below.
1349 are touring in support of their sixth studio album, Massive Cauldron of Chaos, which they unleashed in 2014 through Season of Mist and can be streamed in full after the tour dates.
Upstate New York’s own rockers Pentimento released their sophomore full-length album, I, No Longer, a few weeks ago via Bad Timing Records, marking the follow-up to their 2012 self-titled debut. To celebrate the release of their new album, the band recently wrapped up a headline run through the East Coast and Midwest that saw support from Connecticut rock quartet A Will Away and Nashville headbangers Better Off, who are both celebrating new releases as well, Bliss and Milk, respectively.
The tour rolled through New York City at The Studio at Webster Hall on October 30th, where Pentimento played their second Webster Hall show this year (they previously rocked the Marlin Room over the summer with Reggie and the Full Effect). Photos from the NYC show can now be viewed in this post. A full stream of I, No Longer has also been posted after the gallery.
NYC’s most extreme metal fest, Martyrdoom, came and went last week with a staggering 5-night gig from November 6-10 at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus. The Signature Riff-presented multi-day event featured performances by Kommandant, Mgla, Necrophobic, Sabbath Assembly, Revenge, Mortuary Drape, Malthusian, Bombers and more.
A pre-fest party also went down at The Acheron on 11/5 with sets from Vastum, Trenchgrinder, Infernal Stronghold and more (see photos). A few shots from Friday and Saturday at Vitus can also be viewed in this post.
Philly alt/prog rockers Circa Survive are currently on tour in North America, celebrating the 10 year anniversary of their 2005 first album Juturna. Support on the run is being provided by RX Bandits and Citizen. The tour kicked off in New York City at the PlayStation Theater on October 23, with belated pics from the sold-out night now available for your viewing pleasure in this post. The tour ends in Sayreville, NJ at the popular Starland Ballroom on November 28. Tickets are completely sold out. A full list of remaining dates can be seen after the gallery.
A few weeks ago Circa Survive released a deluxe version of Juturna in vinyl, CD and digital formats, which you can pick up here. The band are also on the road supporting last year’s Descensus album through Sumerian Records.
Utah alt rock heroes The Used will be celebrating their 15 year anniversary in 2016 and to commemorate the occasion they’ll be hitting the road for a North American tour from April through May. The band will be performing two gigs per city, playing their 2002 self-titled album and their 2007 In Love and Death LP in full, plus more each night. The outing will cruise through New York City at the PlayStation Theater on April 26 & 27, with tickets set to go on-sale to the public beginning this Friday (11/20) at 10am, here.
In addition to the impending trek, The Used have confirmed a new live CD/DVD dubbed Live and Acoustic at The Palace, set to be unleashed on April 1st. The upcoming release was recorded at The Palace Theater in Los Angeles last month. The band’s latest full-length, Imaginary Enemy, dropped last spring through the group’s own GAS Union imprint.
Full details regarding the fifth annual Decibel Magazine Tour have been revealed. This year’s incarnation of the trek featured sets by At The Gates, Converge, Pallbearer and more (did you catch our coverage?), and next year’s edition will be as ferocious thanks to confirmed acts Abbath (ft. the notorious ex-Immortal leadman of the same name), High on Fire, Skeletonwitch (boasting a new tba lead singer) and Tribulation.
The trek once again lands in NYC at Webster Hall on April 12, with tickets scheduled to go on-sale starting this Friday (11/20) at 1pm, here. VIP ticket bundles, featuring a limited edition t-shirt, tour poster and more, are on-sale now here. Peep a full run of dates below along with music from all bands involved.
Kings of cinematic metal, Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody (not to be confused with Alex Staropoli‘s Rhapsody of Fire), will be embarking on a spring 2016 co-headline tour with German speed metal sextet Primal Fear. The 28-city jaunt kicks off in Hartford at the end of April and comes to a close in Toronto in early June, but not before infiltrating NYC at Stage 48 on April 28 [tix] and Albany at Upstate Concert Hall on May 25 [tix]. A complete list of shows can be found below.
Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody‘s U.S. invasion is in support of their latest studio album, Prometheus, Symphonia Ignis Divinus, on Nuclear Blast. Primal Fear will be touring in favor of their 11th full-length album, Rulebreaker, due out early 2016 on Frontiers Records. Preview new songs off of Rhapsody‘s new album and watch the official clip for Primal Fear‘s new single “The End is Near,” after the dates. (more…)