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Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 at 2:00 pm

The Last Band played their final show of their “Mad Goat Tour” at The Trash Bar (review, interview, pics)

By Mayra Ramales

The Trash Bar welcomed Ladyhammer, The Sharp Lads, Sweet Magma, Sunday Masquerade and Swedish boys The Last Band this past Friday night (7/25) for an epic show filled with beer, BO and lots of shirtless boys.

Ladyhammer kicked off the show with their punk rock edgy sound. Lead singer Lex Kaylan was a ball of fire, demanding attention with songs like “Sex Positive” and “Cheat” which had everyone dancing along.

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Next up was Sunday Masquerade, a band whose sound perfectly fits the New York scene. With catchy riffs and luring vocals by lead singer Angie Ledesma, they quickly became a crowd favorite.

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The third band of the night, Sweet Magma, brought the thrash sound to the night. Their speed and heavy sound had everyone headbanging to each of their songs. Lead singer Nick Massios has an impeccable voice, which with melodic riffs and fast heavy drums, makes for a band that no one will forget.

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Swedish boys The Last Band were up next with all of their shirtless glory. The last stop on their “Mad Goat Tour” had to be their most explosive. Fast aggressive songs such as “The Devil Needs a Ride” and “Mean Machine” filled the bar with ecstasy and good emotion. Fans clapped and cheered throughout their whole set, showing love and giving the band a very well deserved good bye on their last show.

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Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Leprous announce North American tour (NYC gig booked w/ The Binary Code)


Norwegian prog metallers Leprous have announced a short stint across North America. The band, which features members who have performed live with Emperor and as back-up band for solo artist Ihsahn (Emperor), will invade North America for a mini-trek that commences in September with an appearance at ProgPower USA in Atlanta, GA, and continues through the month with performances scheduled in Chicago, Toronto, Springfield and New York City on September 20 at The Studio at Webster Hall with Tri-state area progressive death metal quintet The Binary Code. NYC tickets are on sale now.

Leprous will be stateside in support of their latest album, Coal, which is out now on InsideOut Music. Dig a full list of upcoming Leprous US gigs below.


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Monday, July 28th, 2014 at 9:58 pm

Machine Head, Children of Bodom, Epica & Battlecross trek officially confirmed (coming to NYC)

Machine Head live at Mayhem Fest 2013 in CT

Machine Head, Children of Bodom, Epica and Battlecross have officially confirmed their much rumored North American tour together. The month-long journey kicks off in October and runs through November while hitting over 20 markets along the way.

The trip hits New York City on October 16 at Hell’s Kitchen’s Terminal 5. All tickets go on sale this Friday (8/1) at 10 AM EST.

Machine Head will be out on the road in support of their impending debut studio album on Nuclear Blast, due out this fall.

Peep a full list of confirmed dates below …


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Monday, July 28th, 2014 at 9:32 pm

Minus the Bear to release new rarities LP; announce fall U.S. tour (NYC dates confirmed)


Seattle, Washington alt rockers Minus the Bear have announced the upcoming release of a new studio album containing a career-spanning collection of songs never revealed before. The new LP, dubbed Lost Loves, is slated for release on October 7 via Dangerbird Records (US) and Big Scary Monsters (UK/EU).

In support of the new effort and the 10 year anniversary of the band’s 2004 EP They Make Beer Commercials Like This, Minus the Bear will embark on an intimate headline tour later this year. They will be joined by Young Widows, O’Brother and Mansions on select dates. New York City shows (w/ O’Brother) have been confirmed for October 15 at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, and October 17 at Gramercy Theatre in Manhattan. Vitus ticket info is forthcoming. Gramercy tickets go on sale to the general public beginning this Friday (8/1) at 10 am.

All other dates are below …


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Monday, July 28th, 2014 at 8:38 pm

KEN mode premiere new video; announce new North American dates (NYC included)


Canadian noise makers KEN mode have premiered an official video for their track, “The Promises of God,” which comes off of their 2013 studio album on Season of Mist entitled Entrench (stream the LP in full after the break). The clip was unleashed today via Punknews (you can watch it below).

KEN mode have also confirmed a brief North American tour, which launches late next month. New York City will host the trek on September 2 at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn. Ticket info is TBA.

Tunes + all upcoming KEN mode dates are below …


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Monday, July 28th, 2014 at 8:01 pm

The Dillinger Escape Plan book last-minute gig in Brooklyn

TDEP live at Best Buy Theater last year
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New Jersey metal maniacs The Dillinger Escape Plan have announced a last-minute, one-off headline show in Brooklyn, NY, before they head out on the road with Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden for a series of select dates (the tour hits Jones Beach on August 1st, sans TDEP, as previously discussed). The special Brooklyn show, announced earlier today, will go down this Thursday (7/31) at Saint Vitus with support being provided by Torrential Downpour, Mothership and Meek Is Murder. Tickets, which are 5 bucks and will undoubtedly sell out, go on sale starting tomorrow (7/29) at noon sharp. Must be 21+ to attend.

Dillinger are touring in support of their fifth studio album, One of Us Is the Killer, released last year via the band’s own imprint Party Smasher Inc and Sumerian Records. Make sure to check out the BK show flyer below …


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Saturday, July 26th, 2014 at 11:55 pm

Sick of it All to celebrate the release of “The Last Act of Defiance” with a record release show at Irving Plaza

SoiA live at Best Buy Theater last year
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NYHC legends Sick of it All will be releasing their new album, The Last Act Of Defiance, in North America on September 30 via Century Media. The follow-up to 2010′s Based on a True Story, the new record boasts 14 tracks, which were recorded by Danish music producer and sound engineer Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Mnemic, Hatesphere) at Nova Studio in Staten Island, and mixed at Madsen‘s own Antfarm Studio in Denmark. The new LP also features artwork by Ernie Parada (Hatebreed, Propagandhi, Rancid).

SioA are currently rocking the festival circuit in Europe (see dates), and will soon be back in the states to push the release of their new LP. The gang have already confirmed a special record release bash in their hometown of NYC for October 4 at Irving Plaza. The night will also feature performances from H2O, Wisdom in Chains and White Collar Crime LLC. Tickets are on sale now. Peep the NYC show flyer and the cover art for The Last Act of Defiance below …


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Friday, July 25th, 2014 at 8:01 pm

Puya to release new live album; headlining B.B. King in NYC


Latin metallers Puya are attempting to release a new live album, which they recorded at Bahia Urbana Amphitheater in their hometown of San Juan, Puerto Rico on February 8, 2014. The gang have launched a Kickstarter campaign to help cover production expenses so they can get the new live LP completed and out to the masses. The band have released a full song from the live record, which you can watch below.

Puya have also confirmed a handful of East Coast U.S. appearances for later this year, with a headline date at B.B. King in New York City set for September 15. NYC tickets are on sale now. Head over to for an updated list of live shows.


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Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 at 9:54 pm

Dog Fashion Disco to headline Slake in NYC


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 …


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Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 at 9:10 pm

OM announce fall U.S. headlining tour; show at NYC’s Le Poisson Rouge confirmed


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).

Music + all upcoming OM shows are below …


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