Washington, D.C. prog metal favorites Animals As Leaders have announced their “The Madness of Many Tour,” which sees them hooking up with Intervals and PLINI for a fall romp. The North American trek kicks off in Arizona and concludes in Cali, with New York’s only stop going down at Manhattan’s Webster Hall on December 1 [tix]. Check out the full tour schedule after the break.
The tour will be in support of Animals As Leaders‘ just confirmed and currently untitled (probably called “The Madness of Many”?) studio LP via Sumerian Records, due out sometime later this year. The band’s last full-length, The Joy of Motion, dropped in 2014 (stream a few tracks from that below).
San Diego cosmic jammers Earthless will be hitting the road this winter for a headlining tour, which will feature direct support on select dates from Philly psych headbangers Ruby The Hatchet. The shows go down in December, with stops in Richmond, Pittsburgh and New York City at Bowery Ballroom on 12/13 [tix]. A full run of shows can be seen below.
The NYC show happens without Ruby The Hatchet, though you’ll be able to catch them in Brooklyn at Saint Vitus on Halloween for a sold-out gig beside Zakk Sabbath and Jim Florentine.
Earlier this year saw the release of a new Earthless split LP with them goons in Harsh Toke called Acid Crushers (stream below). Earthless are currently working on their fourth studio album, the follow-up to 2013′s From the Ages, due sometime later this year (stay tuned).
Finnish melodic death metal greats Children of Bodom will be joining forces with Abbath, Exmortus and ONI for a North American tour in the fall. The journey launches in Canada in late November and closes out four weeks later with a pair of shows in New York City, specifically at Irving Plaza on December 18 [tix] and Warsaw on December 19 [tix].
Children of Bodom mainman Alexi Laiho had the following to say on the tour:
We’re happy to have finally put something cool together for our upcoming US headline tour with Oni, Emortus and the one and only Abbath so I’d say this tour is more than worth checkin’ out! So hope to see you there!.
Full tour dates can be viewed below. The run is in support of CoB‘s latest studio album I Worship Chaos, which they unleashed last October via Nuclear Blast. Abbath are on the road supporting their 2016 self-titled debut full-length on Season of Mist. Stream music from all bands on the trek after the dates.
Canadian deathcore crushers Ion Dissonance, who just inked a deal with Good Fight Music, have confirmed a trio of east coast shows for this fall, boasting support from Fit For An Autopsy, Great American Ghost and Of Feather And Bone. The micro-run ignites at Providence, RI’s The Colosseum on November 18, then proceeds to attack NYC’s Gramercy Theatre on November 19 [tix], before ending at Albany’s The Fuze Box on November 20 [tix at the door].
The shows will commemorate the release of Ion Dissonance‘s new album Cast The First Stone on November 18th. The band just premiered a new song called “Treading On Thin Ice,” which you can stream below.
In related news, Fit For An Autopsy recently announced a U.S. headlining tour of their own, featuring support from Lorna Shore, No Zodiac and Face Your Maker, which arrives in Long Island at Amityville Music Hall on September 29 [tix] and Rochester at the Bug Jar on October 15 [tix].
Atlanta electronic rockers Combichrist have announced a U.S. headlining trek for late summer/early fall, which will feature support from LA headbangers All Hail The Yeti. The run of shows will infiltrate New York for a trio of gigs; Buffalo at Waiting Room on October 11 [tix], Syracuse at The Lost Horizon on October 12 [tix], and Brooklyn at the Knitting Factory on October 13 [tix]. A full list of all shows can be seen below.
Combichrist will also be hooking up with Max and Iggor Cavalera for their “Return to Roots” tour, which will see the Sepultura co-founders dishing out the band’s classic Roots album in full at every show (unfortunately the tour does not stop in NY). Those dates can be viewed below, as well.
Combichrist are touring in support of their latest studio album, This Is Where Death Begins, which they dropped a few months back through Out of Line/Metropolis Records. You can check out the NSFW music video for the single “My Life My Rules,” plus the lyric video for “Skullcrusher,” at the end of this post.
Fresh off a U.S. tour with Crowbar, Ghoul and Night Demon (pics from the NYC show are coming soon), UK extreme metal legends Carcass have just announced a fresh batch of headlining tour dates for this fall, with support from Deafheaven and Inter Arma. The upcoming trek, dubbed the “In Sickness & In Hell Tour 2016,” kicks off in early November on the west coast and comes to a close later that month on the east side, meanwhile storming New York along the way for a show at Long Island’s The Emporium on November 20 [tix on sale 8/26] and Poughkeepsie’s The Chance on November 21 [tix tba]. A complete run of gigs can be viewed after the break.
Carcass are on the road in continued support of their 2013 full-length release on Nuclear Blast titled Surgical Steel. Earlier this year, the band unleashed a limited edition box set dubbed The Carcass, which features the aforementioned LP, plus their b-side EP Surgical Remission / Surplus Steel. In addition, the guys are reportedly working on new material, stay tuned for more info.
Arkansas rockers Evanescence have announced a fall U.S. trip for the fall, which kicks off in Dallas, TX at the end of October and cruises through 13 more markets before coming to an end in Huntington, NY at The Paramount on November 23 [tix on sale 5/26]. The tour also hits nearby Atlantic City and Montclair in NJ — check out the full tour schedule after the click.
In related news, Evanescence front-woman Amy Lee will release a children’s album titled Dream Too Much via Amazon Prime on September 30th. You can listen to the LP’s title-track after the tour dates below.
The Dillinger Escape Plan, who recently revealed plans to call it quits following the tour cycle for their impending sixth album Dissociation (due October 14 via their own Party Smasher Inc), have just announced new U.S. tour dates for the fall beside direct support acts O’ Brother and Cult Leader, plus openers Car Bomb, Entheos and Bent Knee on select dates. New York stops on the run include Poughkeepsie at The Chance Theateron October 14th [tix], New York City at Webster Hall on October 15th [tix], and Long Island at The Paramount on November 18th [tix]. A complete run of shows have been posted below.
Two weeks ago today (8/8), TDEP played an intimate and super sold-out show at Brooklyn’s Rough Trade. Fan-filmed footage of their entire set can be viewed at the end of this post.
* PA alt rock unit The Wonder Years will go on a U.S. headlining tour later this year, ft. support from Real Friends, Knuckle Puck, Moose Blood and Seaway. The tour hits Rochester’s Anthology on October 16th [tix] and NYC’s Webster Hall on October 22nd & 23rd [tix].
* Finnish metallers Amorphis and Swallow the Sun will be hooking up for a North American trek early next year, which invades NYC’s Stage 48 on March 14th [tix on sale 9/12].
* Ohio’s Mouth of the Architect will headline the U.S. in the full, bringing along with them So Hideous and Netherlands on select dates, as well as openers Zvi. The tour lands at BK’s Saint Vitus on October 6th [tix].
* NYC’s own thrash metal icons Anthrax will be playing a benefit concert at Saint Vitus on September 16th [sold-out!]
* NJ’s Fit For An Autopsy will join up with Lorna Shore, No Zodiac and Face Your Maker for fall trip, which storms LI’s Amityville Music Hall on September 29th [tix] and Rochester’s Bug Jar on October 15th [tix].
* Seattle grindstars Trap Them will embark on a brief east coast tour in the fall, with help from Yautja. The slaughters ends up at Saint Vitus on November 12th [tix] and Binghamton’s Fitzies Irish Pub on November 13th [tix at the door].