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Sunday, September 25th, 2016 at 3:21 pm

Photos: Metallica rocked the 2016 Global Citizen Fest in NYC (9/24)

Pics by Ciro Gutiérrez


Yesterday (9/24), the free-ticketed concert extravaganza known as “Global Citizen Festival” returned to New York City’s famous Central Park for the fifth year in a row. The event drew a massive crowd with its colossal lineup consisting of Major Lazer, Demi Lovato, Ellie Goulding, Usher, Yandel, Rihanna, as well as Eddie Vedder, Chris Martin, Kendrick Lamar, the mighty Metallica and a slew of other celebrities and special guests. Our eyes were set on Metallica, who performed a brief but sweet set made up of favorites such as “For Whom the Bell Tolls,” “Master of Puppets,” “One,” “Nothing Else Matters” and “Enter Sandman.” Exclusive shots from their set can now be viewed in this post. The gathering was also streamed live on MSNBC (watch Metallica‘s entire set after the gallery).

Right after their appearance, Metallica dropped a giant bomb via their official site, announcing a super intimate show at NYC’s Webster Hall for this Tuesday night (9/27). The only way into this concert is to win a chance to buy tickets via the band’s fan club, “Fifth Member.”

Additionally, Metallica are also schedule to perform live on “The Howard Stern Show” tomorrow morning (9/26). They will follow that appearance with a special recording of SiriusXM’s “Town Hall” series, which will be hosted by music journalist David Fricke, and will air on the band’s own SiriusXM channel “Mandatory Metallica,” launching on November 16th.




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Saturday, September 24th, 2016 at 7:14 pm

Metallica invading Webster Hall for “Fifth Members” only concert

Metallica live in Central Park just moments ago [via]…

A photo posted by METALLICA (@metallicafanpage_) on

Fresh off of a performance at “Global Citizen Festival” in Central Park, NYC earlier this evening (there’s a live stream of the entire fest going on right now), metal giants Metallica have just announced a super special and highly intimate gig at Manhattan’s Webster Hall for this Tuesday night (9/27). Your only chance to attend this gig is to be a part of the “Fifth Members,” the band’s own official fan club.

Here’s the full info from the guys themselves…

We just walked off the stage at the Global Citizen show in New York’s Central Park and we had such a blast that we’re going to keep the good vibes rolling by adding another show to our New York run! This Tuesday, September 27th, we’ll be playing a special show for our Fifth Members only at the intimate Webster Hall and if you’re a member you have a chance to pick up tickets and join us.

It’s easy… click here to enter to win an opportunity to purchase up to two tickets per member. Tickets will be $25.00 each and all the proceeds will be donated to City Harvest. Hurry! Entries close tomorrow, Sunday, September 25 at 6:45 PM EDT. All winners will be e-mailed a personal code and more details about how to purchase tickets to the exclusive one-of-a-kind show.

If you can get to New York City from wherever you are this Tuesday evening and you’re a Fifth Member, check it out now. Hope to see you there!

Good luck!

Just in case you weren’t aware, Metallica will release their tenth studio album, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct, on November 18 through their own Blackened Recordings (listen to the new single “Hardwired” below).


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Friday, September 23rd, 2016 at 6:37 am

Vamps reveal new music; book North American headline tour (see them in NYC)

Vamps live at PlayStation Theater last year…

Japan’s Vamps have recently unleashed a pair of brand new songs; “Inside of Me,” which features Chris Cerulli (Motionless in White), and “Rise or Die,” which was co-written by guitarist Richard Z. Kruspe (Emigrate, Rammstein). Stream both new tracks below. The new music was written and recorded earlier this year in LA with Grammy-nominated producer Howard Benson (Papa Roach, Three Days Grace, 3 Doors Down). The band are currently working on the follow up to their 2015 full-length record, BloodSuckers (stay tuned for more info).

Additionally, Vamps have announced a brief North American headline tour for this fall, with support from Detroit rockers Citizen Zero. The run is scheduled to cruise through NYC for a stop at Irving Plaza on November 13 [tix].

Vamps plan to return to the U.S. for more gigs next spring. See what they have confirmed stateside so far below.


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Friday, September 23rd, 2016 at 5:41 am

Bongzilla announce fall tour dates; catch them in BK


Wisconsin stoner metallers Bongzilla have confirmed a North American tour for this fall, which sees them hooking up with Wizard Rifle and Buzzov•en on select dates. The outing kicks off mid-October in Minneapolis and runs through the following month on the east coast. A Bongzilla solo date in Brooklyn at dive bar/concert joint Goldsounds (44 Wilson Ave.) goes down on November 11th [tix].

Earlier this year, Bongzilla teamed up with Black Cobra, Lo-Pan and others for a lengthy winter/spring crusade, which hit BK’s Saint Vitus in early April (check out pics + review).

Check out all upcoming Bongzilla tour dates and stream their latest Relapse Records full-length Amerijuanican, below…


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Friday, September 23rd, 2016 at 4:53 am

Eyehategod touring w/ Randy Blythe on vox; NYC tix still available

Randy Blythe live w/ LoG at Hammerstein Ballroom earlier this year…

It has been announced that Lamb of God leadman Randy Blythe will be filling in for Eyehategod vocalist Mike IX Williams on their previously announced fall tour with Discharge and Toxic Holocaust. Williams has been sitting out on the band’s recent gigs due to an unannounced illness. Philip Anselmo recently joined in on vocals for EHG on the band’s “Southport Music Hall” performance in New Orleans and their “Gwarbq” set in Richmond.

New York City will host the upcoming trek at the Marlin Room at Webster Hall on October 14, tickets to the concert are still available. Check out all upcoming tour dates below.


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Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 at 8:28 pm

H2O playing 20th anniversary shows for first album; coming to NYC

H2O live at Saint Vitus last year…

In summer of 1996, New York City’s own H2O exploded onto the hardcore punk scene with their now legendary self-titled album on Blackout Records. 20 years later, the band will celebrate the release of their first LP with three exclusive east coast shows, which will see the guys dishing out all of said record (minus the live hidden track, “My Love Is Real“).

The mini-run invades Cambridge, MA, Philadelphia, PA and New York City at the Marlin Room at Webster Hall on November 19 [tix on sale 9/23]. PA hardcore heavyweights Wisdom in Chains and NJ’s Vision will support on all three gigs. Check out full tour info and stream H2O‘s debut self-titled record below.


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Tuesday, September 20th, 2016 at 11:35 pm

Photos: Anthrax performed a rare intimate show at BK’s Saint Vitus (9/16)

Pics by Dylan Lappin



This past Friday (9/16), NYC’s own thrash metal kings Anthrax invaded the famous Saint Vitus in Brooklyn for what was a monumental and unforgettable night, and as leadman Joey Belladonna declared “the most intimate show we’ve played since the early 80s.” The uber sold-out gig was a cancer benefit for Gilda’s Club NYC, and fans lucky enough to snatch tickets were treated to a 90-minute set, which included epic tracks like “A.I.R.,” “Aftershock,” “Caught in A Mosh” and “Indians,” as well as cover songs such as Black Sabbath‘s “Neon Knights,” AC/DC‘s “TNT” and S.O.D.’s “March of the S.O.D.,” and even a few cuts from their new For All Kings LP like “Monster at the End,” “Evil Twin” and “Breathing Lightning.” Photo coverage from the night, plus full video from their set (thx to unARTig) can be viewed below.

The following day (9/17), Anthrax headed to Connecticut for an early afternoon set at “Revolution Rock Fest,” which also featured appearances from Slayer (whom they are currently on tour with), Volbeat, Avenged Sevenfold and many more. The gang then returned to Saint Vitus later that night for another sold-out performance at 2am, which saw them play a revamped setlist.

Anthrax are currently on tour with Slayer and Death Angel until late October. They’re also scheduled to perform sets at upcoming giant fests such as “Houston Open Air,” “Ozzfest Meets Knotfest,” “Louder Than Life Festival” and “Aftershock Festival.” Head over to the band’s official site for a detailed list of upcoming shows.



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Tuesday, September 20th, 2016 at 9:45 pm

Skeletonwitch, Iron Reagan, Oathbreaker & Homewrecker add 2nd Brooklyn show


Earlier this summer it was announced that Skeletonwitch will embark on a headlining U.S. tour this fall, boasting direct support from Iron Reagan and Oathbreaker and opening support (on select dates) from Gatecreeper and Homewrecker. A show at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus was announced for October 28th, and unsurprisingly sold out in no time. Luckily, those who missed out on tickets to the 10/28 show will have the chance to catch the run at Vitus on the newly added October 27th showing. Tickets for the new gig are on sale now, here. Check out an up-to-date list of tour dates after the jump.

Last month saw the release of Skeletonwitch‘s third EP, The Apothic Gloom, through Prosthetic Records (stream it in full below).


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Tuesday, September 20th, 2016 at 9:13 pm

Giraffe Tongue Orchestra announce first-ever tour; playing NYC’s Gramercy Theatre


Rock supergroup Giraffe Tongue Orchestra – featuring William DuVall of Alice in Chains, Ben Weinman of The Dillinger Escape Plan and Brent Hinds of Mastodon – have announced their first tour together, scheduled for early winter. The 8-date crusade takes off on the east coast, with a show at New York City’s Gramercy Theatre set for December 1st [ [tix on sale 9/23]. Check out a complete list of announced gigs below.

GTO will release their debut album, Broken Lines, this Friday (9/23) via Party Smasher Inc. Stream the NSFW official video for their new single “Blood Moon” after the break.

In related news and as previously mentioned, TDEP will return to NYC at Webster Hall on October 15th with O’Brother, Cult Leader and Bent Knee [tix].


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Tuesday, September 20th, 2016 at 8:33 pm

Battlecross, Allegaeon & Necromancing the Stone confirm U.S. tour (NY included)

Battlecross live at Webster Hall last winter…

Michigan thrashers Battlecross have announced a headlining U.S. tour for later this year, with support coming from Colorado-based melo/techy DM’ers Allegaeon and Ohio’s Necromancing the Stone. The third annual “Winter Warriors Tour” ignites in late November with New York hosting the trek at Webster’s Harmony House on 11/26 [tix on sale 9/23], Albany’s Fuze Box on 11/27 [tix tba] and LI’s Amityville Music Hall on 11/30 [tix on sale 9/23]. A full list of tour dates can be viewed below. Additionally, the run is free to members of the U.S. Armed Forces, and Battlecross will donate a portion of their proceeds to local veterans’ organizations in each market.

As previously posted, Battlecross will also hook up with Soilwork, Unearth, Wovenwar and Darkness Divided for a fall North American romp, which hits NYC’s Gramercy Theatre on November 13 [tix].

Battlecross are touring in support of their latest LP on Metal Blade called Rise to Power. Fellow label-mates Allegaeon and Necromancing the Stone are trekking in support of their newest releases, Proponent for Sentience and Jewel of the Vile, respectively. Stream a few tunes after the tour dates.


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