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Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 at 6:41 pm

L7 book headliner at Irving Plaza


Recently re-activated LA-based grunge/rock/metal act from the ’90s, L7, are in the process of booking new world wide tour dates, which currently include European headline shows, supporting roles with Slash (who plays here on Thurs.), and festival appearances at “Rock am Ring,” “Rock im Park,” ”Novarock Festival” and more.

North American tour dates are expected this year, with a just confirmed headline show in New York City going down at Irving Plaza on September 8. NYC tickets go on sale to the general public beginning this Friday (5/8) at 10am.

More stateside tour dates are rumored to be announced soon, make sure to follow the gals on Facebook for future info.

NYC show promo pic and tunes are below.


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Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 at 5:53 pm

Photos: Vamps, Like A Storm & From Ashes To New rocked Best Buy Theater


Like A Storm

Vamps – the Japanese hard rock sensation featuring musician, singer, producer and actor Hyde and musician and songwriter K.A.Z – unleashed their fourth studio full-length album, Bloodsuckers, which was produced by Josh Wilbur (Gojira, Lamb of God), on March 24th through Spinefarm Records.

The band recently embarked on a spring jaunt supporting Sixx:A.M. (who recently played here), which concluded with a special headline show at Best Buy Theater in Times Square, NYC last Friday night (5/1). The concert also featured opening sets from PA alt rockers From Ashes To New and New Zealand-based hard rock quartet Like A Storm. Brand new photos from the Manhattan concert can now be viewed in this post.

Next up for Vamps, the guys will perform at a sold out “Rock On The Range” in Columbus, OH the weekend of May 15-17, beside major acts such as Slipknot, Marilyn Manson, Breaking Benjamin and others. Keep track on all things Vamps by following them here.

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Monday, May 4th, 2015 at 6:33 pm

Soulfly, Soilwork, Decapitated & Shattered Sun announce tour; coming to NYC


Soulfly have confirmed a fall North American headline run with special support coming from Soilwork, Decapitated and Shattered Sun, dubbed the “We Sold Our Souls To Metal Tour.” The trek kicks off at the end of September and will be in support of Soulfly‘s impending Archangel full-length, which was produced by Matt Hyde (Slayer, Children of Bodom) and is due out on August 14 through Nuclear Blast.

A stop in New York City at the Gramercy Theatre has been scheduled for October 20, with tickets set to go on-sale to the public starting this Friday (5/8) at 10am. Check out all other tour dates below. VIP, meet-and-greet packages for the tour are available as well, here.

In other Soilwork news, the Swedish melodic death metal favorites are currently working on a new LP, the follow-up to 2013′s The Living Infinite, which is currently untitled and is slated for sometime this year.

Decapitated and Shattered Sun will be touring in support of their recent studio albums, Blood Mantra and Hope Within Hatred, respectively.


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Monday, May 4th, 2015 at 10:00 am

Photos: Circa Survive & Balance and Composure stormed The Paramount

Pics by Gabriela Jeronimo

Circa Survive

Philadelphia prog rockers Circa Survive recently completed a spring U.S. run alongside PA alt rock unit Balance and Composure and fellow label-mates CHON, which also included a stop at this year’s Coachella music festival beside heavy hitters Drake, Florence and the Machine, Kaskade and others. The trip landed at The Paramount in Huntington, NY last Wednesday night (4/29); exclusive new photos from the LI concert, minus CHON who we unfortunately didn’t get to shoot, are now in this post.

In more news, Circa Survive are playing a special sold-out hometown show in Philly tonight (5/4) with New God, which will be followed by gigs in Europe and South America [see all dates]. The guys are on the road in support of last year’s Descensus full-length album on Sumerian Records.

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Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 at 10:49 pm

NYC concert listings for May 4 – 10, 2015


Here’s a list of rock and metal shows happening this week in the NYC area:

5/4 – The Meatmen, Against The Grain, Mutant Scum @ Saint Vitus [tix]

5/5 – Elder, Kings Destroy, Apostle of Solitude, Clamfight @ Saint Vitus [tix]

5/6 – Beneath Oblivion, Sea of Bones, Fin’amor @ The Acheron [tix]

5/6 – H2O @ Saint Vitus [sold out]

5/6 – In Flames, All That Remains, Periphery @ The Emporium [tix]

5/6 – Ministry, The Sixxis @ Irving Plaza [tix]

5/6 – Seether, Tremonti, Red Sun Rising @ The Paramount [tix]

5/7 – H2O @ Saint Vitus [sold out]

5/7 – Master, Solstice, Dismemberment, Hate Storm Annihilation, Sunlord @ The Acheron [tix]

5/7 – Slash feat. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, Unlocking the Truth @ Terminal 5 [not many tix left]

5/8 – H2O @ Saint Vitus [sold out]

5/8 – Muse @ Webster Hall [sold out]

5/8 – Saxon, Armored Saint, Seven Witches @ B.B. King [tix]

5/9 – Creeping Dose, Mommy, Born Wrong, Pleasure Industry, Dilate @ The Acheron [tix]

5/9 – Fit For An Autopsy, Archspire, Entheos, Dark Sermon, Alekhine’s Gun @ Saint Vitus [tix]

5/9 – Muse @ iHeartRadio Theater [private event]

5/9 – Pissed Jeans, VEXX, Big Ups @ Baby’s All Right [early show, 8pm, tix]

5/9 – Pissed Jeans, VEXX, Big Ups @ Baby’s All Right [late show, 12am, tix]

5/10 – H2O @ Saint Vitus [matinee, 1pm, sold out]

5/10 – Morpheus Descends, Malignancy, Thantifaxath, Imperial Triumphant, Ramlord @ Saint Vitus [tix]

5/10 – Strung Out, La Armada, Red City Radio @ Gramercy Theatre [tix]

Did we miss anything? If so, let us know in the comments.

For a detailed list of upcoming shows (including upstate gigs), make sure to check out our calendar.

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Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 at 3:58 pm

Photos: Papa Roach, We Are Harlot & Static Summer performed at The Paramount

Pics by Kevin Schraud

Papa Roach

We Are Harlot

California alt rock behemoths Papa Roach are currently on the road in the U.S. on a spring-through-summer run consisting of headline/supporting shows and major festival appearances. The tour, which kicked off in Florida at “Fort Rock Fest” last month and is set to conclude in Wisconsin at “Rock USA” in mid-July, descended upon The Paramount in Huntington, NY last Thursday night (4/28) for a headline stint that also featured performances from LA hard rock supergroup We Are Harlot (feat. current and former members of Asking Alexandria, Sebastian Bach, Silvertide & Revolution Renaissance) and NYC’s own rockers Static Summer. Fresh new shots from the Long Island concert continue below.

Papa Roach are trekking in support of their recently released eighth studio album, F.E.A.R., on Eleven Seven Music. The band will be back in New York this month for upstate shows alongside Godsmack and HELLYEAH [see dates].

We Are Harlot just dropped their debut self-titled full-length album on Roadrunner Records. The gang will be back in the tri-state area next weekend for a gig in NJ with Anthrax and The Pretty Reckless [see more dates].

Static Summer are in the process of writing and recording new music for their upcoming debut LP, stay tuned.

Static Summer:



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Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 at 1:46 pm

Photos: The Used, Every Time I Die, Marmozets & The Eeries live at Webster Hall

Pics by Kevin Schraud

The Used

Every Time I Die

In support of their newest album on their own label GAS Union through Hopeless Records dubbed Imaginary Enemy, Utah post-hardcore giants The Used are currently on the final night of their spring headliner with Every Time I Die, Marmozets and The Eeries in tow. The month-long journey came through New York City a few weeks ago for back-to-back sold out concerts in Brooklyn at Warsaw on April 24 and at Webster Hall in Manhattan on April 25. Exclusive photos from the second NYC showing can now be viewed in this post.

Starting this Monday (5/4), The Used will hook up with Chevelle and Marmozets for a new round of U.S. dates, hitting Rochester, NY at the Main Street Armory on May 8 [tix] and Poughkeepsie, NY at the Mid Hudson Civic Center on May 13 [tix]. A full list of those dates and other upcoming The Used concerts overseas can be seen here.


The Eeries:

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Thursday, April 30th, 2015 at 11:39 pm

Photos: Repulsion & Dehumanized desecrated Saint Vitus

Pics by Mathieu Bredeau


Michigan death grind legends Repulsion played a rare one-off concert at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus this past Sunday night (4/26), which marked the band’s first live appearance in NYC since they played “The Power of The Riff” fest back in 2012. The night flaunted support from Dehumanized, Skullshitter and Lucid Terror.

Exclusive photos from the latter half of the Brooklyn show can now be viewed in this post, along with footage of Repulsion‘s full set, courtesy of Frank Huang of Pit Full of Shit.




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Thursday, April 30th, 2015 at 10:15 pm

Gig Coverage: Stone Temple Pilots & Dreamers played a sold out Irving Plaza

Stone Temple Pilots:



As you may know by now, Stone Temple Pilots welcomed Chester Bennington to the fold a few years back, and since then the Linkin Park and Dead by Sunrise vocalist has proven to be a momentous addition to the STP lineup. The guys released a fresh EP in October 2013 titled High Rise, which marked the band’s first release without former lead singer Scott Weiland (who has been in the tabloids recently). A brand new full-length album with the new lineup is scheduled to drop sometime this year.

Stone Temple Pilots are currently wrapping up a string of spring U.S. tour dates with support from Brooklyn’s own cosmic rock trio Dreamers. A sold out Irving Plaza in New York City was the place to be this past Monday night (4/27) as the tour rolled through the East Village concert spot, delivering over three hours of non-stop rock.

Dreamers kicked off the night with their unique brand of psychedelic indie rock anthems, dishing out songs like “Waste My Night,” “No Love,” and “Wolves,” from their recently released self-titled EP. The trio will perform a hometown headline show at the Knitting Factory on June 5 with Gringo Star, Lazyeyes and Shantih Shantih supporting [tix].


Irving Plaza was packed to the gills by the time Stone Temple Pilots hit the stage at around a quarter past 9pm. Chester, donning hot pink hair, exploded on-stage with the band’s first song of the night, “Lounge Fly,” from 1994′s Purple LP. Guitarist Dean DeLeo, bassist Robert DeLeo and drummer Eric Kretz had NYC fans in a craze for the group’s nearly two-hour set, which consisted of songs spanning their 23-year career, including Core classics such as “Wicked Garden,” “Sex Type Thing” and “Dead & Bloated,” as well as other Purple songs like “Vasoline” and “Interstate Love Song,” along with cuts from the millennial era, including “Pruno” “Coma” and “Heaven & Hot Rods,” and even the band’s latest single “Out of Time” (see the full set-list at the end of this post).


There was a slight incident during the latter half of the set when guitarist Dean stopped the show to call-out a concert-goer in the audience for apparently being a “douchebag” and “knucklehead” at the start of the band’s rendition of “Big Empty.” Security reportedly kicked the guy out, though it is not clear what was said to ignite the ejection (watch the vid). Concert drama aside, STP put on a historic performance, which was streamed live by Yahoo.

Check out more exclusive shots from the Manhattan concert below, and head over to for more info and upcoming shows.


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Thursday, April 30th, 2015 at 10:00 am

Photos: Sixx:A.M. & Apocalyptica played Best Buy Theater

Pics by Mathieu Bredeau


LA hard rocker Sixx:A.M. – feat. bassist Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe), guitarist DJ Ashba (Guns N’ Roses) and vocalist James Michael – just wrapped up their first-ever headlining tour, which kicked off in San Francisco, CA at the beginning of the month and came to and end last night in Silver Spring, MD.

The three-week jaunt was in support of the band’s third full-length album Modern Vintage, which they dropped this past October via Eleven Seven Music, and featured support from Finnish cello metal masters and fellow Sixx:A.M. label-mates Apocalyptica. New York City hosted the tour this past Monday night (4/27) at Best Buy Theater in the heart of Times Square. A handful of shots from the NYC concert can now be seen in this post.

Speaking of Apocalyptica, the neoclassical headbanging horde have just unleashed their eighth studio album called Shadowmaker, which marks the band’s first full-length record with one single vocalist, Franky Perez.

You can stream new music from Sixx:A.M. and Apocalyptica after the gallery.





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