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Monday, February 27th, 2017 at 3:11 pm

Yngwie Malmsteen books headlining show in New York City


In continued support of his twentieth studio album World on Fire (stream it below), Swedish guitar pro Yngwie Malmsteen has confirmed a series of worldwide tour dates for this spring and summer.

The master shredder’s schedule currently consists of a handful of Asian gigs in April, a select few U.S. appearances in May and a pair of European stops in August. Among those U.S. stops are concerts in Beverly Hills, CA, Tucson, AZ and a just confirmed headlining show in New York City at Gramercy Theatre on May 10 [tix on sale 3/3].

Malmsteen seems to be in the process of adding more live performances for this year. Stay tuned for more details.


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Monday, February 27th, 2017 at 1:39 am

NYC area concert listings for Feb. 26 – March 5, 2017

PA noise makers An Albatross take on Saint Vitus this Fri…

There’s lots to see and do in New York City and Long Island this week. Check out what’s up below:

2/27 – Letallis, Rreplicant, Omnea, Inverted Earth @ Saint Vitus [free!]

2/28 – George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic @ B.B. King [tix]

2/28 – Surf Rock is Dead, Funeral Advantage, The Heavies, Nicholas Nicholas @ Saint Vitus [tix]

3/1 – The Rally, Thin Women, Hollow Eyed, No Nets @ Saint Vitus [free!]

3/1 – ZZ Top @ Beacon Theater [tix]

3/2 – Panic! At The Disco, MisterWives, Saint Motel @ Madison Square Garden [sold-out! Resale tix available]

3/2 – Power Trip, Iron Reagan, Concealed Blade, Krimewatch @ Marlin Room at Webster Hall [tix] (note new venue)

3/2 – Prisoners of New York, The Blackfires, Honor Among Thieves, The Sleeping Tongues @ Goldsounds [tix]

3/2 – Secret Cutter, Haunt, Nerve Shatter, Manbeast, Toxicology @ Saint Vitus [tix]

3/3 – A Place to Bury Strangers, Oneida @ Villain [tix]

3/3 – An Albatross, Fucking Invincible, Fences @ Saint Vitus [tix]

3/3 – Expire, Homewrecker, Cross Me @ Amityville Music Hall [tix]

3/3 – Michael Angelo Batio @ Blackthorn 51 [tix]

3/4 – Polyphia, Jason Richardson, Covet @ The Studio at Webster Hall [sold-out!]

3/4 – Scissorfight, Backwoods Payback, Black Black Black @ Saint Vitus (matinee) [tix]

3/4 – Sewer Election, Puce Mary, Leda, Kakerlak, Being, H.C.O.D., White Rhino Taxidermy @ Trans-Pecos [tix]

3/4 – Subrosa, Mortals, Pilgrim @ Saint Vitus [sold-out!]

3/5 – Anvil, Night Demon, Graveshadow @ The Studio at Webster Hall [tix]

3/5 – Ghost Bath, Amigo The Devil, Locus Mortis @ Revolution [tix]

3/5 – Pyrrhon, Skryptor, Xaddax @ Trans Pecos [tix]

3/5 – Wrist Deep, Skuz, Nerve Gas Attack, Pisskvlt @ Saint Vitus (free!)


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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Sunday, February 26th, 2017 at 5:42 pm

Breakdown confirm Brooklyn show w/ Red Death, Manipulate + more


Currently celebrating the 30th anniversary of the release of their groundbreaking 1987 demo, simply dubbed “The ’87 Demo,” NYHC vets Breakdown are in the middle of booking shows for 2017 to commemorate the grand occasion.

The Yonkers, NY natives have thus far announced an appearance at “Outbreak Fest” in Leeds, UK alongside Title Fight, Basement, Trapped Under Ice and many more, and a benefit gig in New Jersey with H2O, Killing Time, Burn and others for April (more info).

Before Breakdown commence on their spring shenanigans, the band will play a just confirmed headliner in New York City at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus on March 18, with support from Red Death, Manipulate, Krimewatch and Ache. Tickets are on sale now, HERE.

The BK show flyer and a complete stream of the ’87 demo can be found below.


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Sunday, February 26th, 2017 at 4:01 pm

Photos: Max and Iggor Cavalera returned to their “Roots” at a sold-out Gramercy Theatre (2/21)

Pics by Lina Glasir



Masterminds and co-founders of legendary Brazilian heavy metallers Sepultura, Max and Iggor Cavalera, are currently embarked on a second leg of U.S. dates of their “Return To Roots” tour, which sees the Cavalera brothers (along w/ guitarist Marc Rizzo & bassist Tony Campos) dishing out a full performance of Sepultura‘s iconic 1996 album, Roots.

The tour rolled through New York City for a sold-out performance at Gramercy Theatre this past Tuesday, February 21. As promised, Max and Iggor delivered all fifteen of Roots‘ monumental tracks, storming through classic gems such as “Roots Bloody Roots,” “Attitude,” “Ratamahatta” and “Breed Apart.” Fans clashed and rioted during the Cavaleras‘ hefty set, which also included “Desperate Cry” from Sepultura‘s 1991 record Arise, covers of Venom‘s “Black Metal” and Motorhead‘s “Ace of Spades,” and a reprise of “Roots Bloody Roots.”

Check out shots of Max and Iggor Cavalera live in NYC in this post. Local death metal cynics Immolation provided direct support (see pics from their set here), meanwhile Maryland grinders Full of Hell ignited the night.

The commemorative journey comes to an end next weekend in Santa Ana, CA. See all remaining dates here.



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Saturday, February 25th, 2017 at 11:18 am

Kill The Precedent drop new effort “Some Version of the Truth” (win a CD & T-Shirt prize pack)


Yesterday (Feb. 24) saw the release of Kill The Precedent‘s new studio EP, Some Version of the Truth, through Minus Head Records. The Sacramento, CA-based industrial/electro rock/metal horde spent the latter part of 2016 in the studio with producer Joe Johnston (Dance Gavin Dance, A Lot Like Birds, Hail The Sun) conceiving a total of seven tumultuous tracks, including recently unleashed singles “Two Way Mirrors,” “Lesser of Two Evils” and “Irrational Anthem,” which you can check out after the break.

The band have graciously offered to hook up one of our readers with a free CD copy of the new album along with a fresh t-shirt of your size. For your chance to score the prize pack, sign up below and we’ll randomly pick and contact a winner a week from today (March 4).

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Friday, February 24th, 2017 at 4:41 pm

Photos: DevilDriver, Death Angel, Winds of Plague, The Agonist & Azreal crushed The Emporium (2/19)

Pics by Dominick Bianco


Death Angel

The “Bound By The Road Tour,” featuring heavy hitters DevilDriver, plus Death Angel, Winds of Plague, The Agonist and Azreal, is currently in full swing in North America. The almost four-week long expedition set off in Santa Ana, CA earlier this month and is presently bruising through numerous major markets in Texas, with the trek’s last stop scheduled to happen in Seattle, WA in early March (see all remaining dates).

The ongoing journey marks the first headline run in over three years for DevilDriver, who are stomping pavement in support of their seventh studio album, Trust No One, which they unleashed last May through Napalm Records. Additionally, the band will head to Illinois in July for this year’s edition of “Chicago Open Air,” performing alongside the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, Slayer and Stone Sour.

The Emporium in Patchogue hosted New York’s only gig on the “Bound By The Road Tour” this past Sunday, February 19. More exclusive shots from the Long Island show continue below…

Winds of Plague

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Friday, February 24th, 2017 at 2:46 pm

Mono going on month-long North American crusade (see them in BK)


In support of their latest studio album Requiem for Hell (stream it after the break), Japanese post-rock foursome Mono have announced today a North American tour for this spring, with one-man project Holy Sons (aka Emil Amos of Om) opening most dates.

The tour kicks off mid-April and storms through the following month with New York’s only stop scheduled to go down in Brooklyn at Music Hall of Williamsburg on May 1 [tix]. Full dates can be found below.

Additionally, Mono recently released a live CD dubbed Live In Melbourne, which was recorded on the band’s 2015 Australian tour. The album is only available for purchase at the band’s upcoming live shows.


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Friday, February 24th, 2017 at 10:10 am

Photos: Immolation ravaged a sold-out Gramercy Theatre (2/21)

Pics by Lina Glasir


New York’s own death metal defilers Immolation are currently in the midst of a three-and-a-half-week long slaughter fest across North America as part of Max and Iggor Cavalera‘s “Return to Roots” tour. The on-going outing stopped by New York City for a sold-out gig at the Gramercy Theatre this past Tuesday, February 21.

Greeted with roars and metal horns from the crowd, Immolation kicked off their decently-sized set with the lead-off track from the band’s brand new studio effort on Nuclear Blast (which officially dropped today), the masterful Atonement. The band would go on to perform a handful of additional fresh tracks, including “Destructive Currents,” “Fostering the Divide,” “When the Jackals Come” and “Epiphany.” A war zone-filled Gramercy Theatre erupted as the hometown heroes ushered in other savage anthems such as “Kingdom of Conspiracy,” “Majesty and Decay,” “What They Bring,” “A Spectacle of Lies” and the uber classic “Immolation,” which leadman Ross Dolan dedicated to the slew of family and friends the band had in attendance.

Immolation, who grace the March cover of Decibel Magazine, plan to trek with the Cavalera brothers throughout March, and they’ll follow that run with a pair of UK shows and an appearance at the “Decibel Metal & Beer Fest” in Philly in April. Get full tour details here.

Check out photos of Immolation live in NYC below (with Cavalera pics to come) and stream new songs after the gallery.




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Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 at 5:45 pm

All Out War, Anicon, Die Choking & Insect Ark playing benefit show in Brooklyn


New York City’s own metalcore unit All Out War, local black metal act Anicon, PA-based grinders Die Choking and experimental doom duo Insect Ark will join forces for a special charity concert at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus on March 24. The benefit show is for Decibel Magazine contributor and Kosmodemonic vocalist / guitarist David Shawn Bosler, who was recently in an accident. Decibel writes:

While on vacation in San Diego over the Christmas holiday, Shawn was in a serious car accident that left him with a horrific list of broken bones and injuries, requiring multiple surgeries and putting him on a long road to full rehabilitation.

On March 24, 2017, St. Vitus Bar in Brooklyn is hosting a benefit show, with 100 percent of the money raised going to Shawn’s recovery fund.

Tickets are on sale, HERE. You can also donate via the Bosler family’s GoFundMe campaign.

Some streams posted below…


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Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 at 5:14 pm

The Body, Muslin & Lingua Ignota playing Saint Vitus this Sunday (2/26)

The Body/Lingua Ignota/Muslin

Following a month-long North American raid with Alcest and Creepers (which closed out at Irving Plaza this past Sunday), Oregon doomsters The Body are currently playing a handful of gigs with experimental / noise / synth projects Muslin and Lingua Ignota.

The three acts tackled Portland, ME at SPACE Gallery this past Tuesday night and are set to breach Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus this Sunday, February 26. Tickets are available HERE.

In continued support of their latest full-length album No One Deserves Happiness, The Body have also booked European dates with Brooklyn’s own Uniform for May (get full dates).

Stream tunes from all three bands below.


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