New York City metaleros congregated at a sold out Stage 48 two Mondays ago (10/6) for a long night (literally, the show ended at 3am) of latin rock and metal at the Hell’s Kitchen, NYC hot spot. The event, dubbed “La Super Tocada,” which roughly translates to “The Super Gig,” featured four giants of the latin hard rock scene, led by Argentinean heavy metal veterans Rata Blanca (“White Rat” in English), and followed by Spanish heavy metal legends Angeles del Infierno (“Angels from Hell”), Mexican rock/ska pioneers Maldita Vecindad (“The Damn Neighborhood”) and Mexico City’s own rockeros Liran’ Roll.
Michigan metal titans Battlecross have confirmed their “Winter Warriors” headline tour, which honors America’s armed forces and veterans, and is scheduled to fire off next month in Grand Rapids, MI, and comes to an end in December in Worcester, MA. Wretched and War of Ages have been recruited as special guest support. The trek will also offer a limited number of free tickets to local members of the military, a limited edition tour shirt with a portion of the proceeds being donated to a local veteran’s charity, as well as grant a veteran in each market the possibility of a VIP experience, as per the official word:
On Veteran’s Day (November 11th) fans can nominate a friend or family member who has served our country and share their story and photo, with a member of the military being chosen to win a Guitar and more at the end of the tour.
To learn more about honoring a Veteran through the tour or to help underwrite tickets for Veterans, click here. Members of the military can inquire about free admission to the tour at www.vettix.org.
Brooklyn, NY will host the winter trip on December 29 at Saint Vitus. Tickets are on sale now. Tour flyer, plus all other dates are below:
Australian experimental metallers Twelve Foot Ninja will soon set out on a massive fall U.S. run supporting In This Moment, which unfortunately, will not cruise through the New York area. On the bright side, TFN have announced a special headline show at The Studio at Webster Hall in New York City for November 19 with guest openers Starset (who recently wrapped up a tour with Lacuna Coil, didja catch our Upstate pics?) and NYC’s own Shitkill. Tickets for that show go on sale tomorrow (10/18) at 10am.
Earlier this year saw the U.S. release of TFN‘s debut studio album, Silent Machine. Stream a few tracks below:
Canadian deathcore unit Despise Icon recently reunited (after a 4 years hiatus) to play a series of shows in Europe. The band have just announced a string of new dates in Canada and USA for the end of the year, with no other dates on the horizon. The mini-run kicks off in the gang’s hometown on Montreal, QC and hits markets such as Toronoto, Worcester and New York City on December 20 at the Gramercy Theatre. Tickets to the NYC show, which will feature support from locals Circuit of Suns and possibly more acts TBA, go on sale to the general public starting tomorrow (10/18) at 10am.
Despise Icon‘s last full-length album, Day of Mourning, was released in 2009 on Century Media. Check out a full list of reunion shows below:
Lacuna Coil and supergroup Devil You Know (feat. former and current members of Killswitch Engage, Fear Factory, All Shall Perish) recently concluded a North American tour together that kicked off last month in Sacramento, CA and came to an end this past weekend in NYC. The trek also featured opening support from cinematic rockers Starset.
The jaunt made an appearance at Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park, NY this past Saturday night (10/11). Photos from that show can now be checked out in this post:
Richmond, Virginia death metal thrashers Cannabis Corpse have confirmed a headlining North American tour for later this year. Support on all shows will come from Mammoth Grinder, Inanimate Existence and more TBA. The outing is in support of CC‘s fresh new LP, From Wisdom to Baked, on Season of Mist (stream it in full after the break).
A show at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus has been set for December 19. Ticket info is forthcoming. Tunes + a complete list of dates, follow:
Chicago alt metal giants Chevelle have announced a U.S. headline tour for December which will feature support from PA hard rockers Crobot and Los Angeles-based Lesser Key. The series of dates are in support of Chevelle‘s seventh studio album, La Gárgola, which they dropped earlier this year on Epic.
Huntington, NY will host the trek on December 12 at The Paramount. Additionally, Niagara Falls, NY will welcome the tour on December 16 at the Rapids Theatre. All tickets go on sale this Friday (10/17).
Stream new music from Chevelle and peep all other dates, below:
Veteran rockers American Football brought their reunion tour to New York City this past weekend (10/10 – 10/12) for a sold-out, three-night stint at Webster Hall. Fresh off an appearance (which marked the band’s first live performance in 15 years) at last month’s ‘Pygmalion Music Festival’ in their hometown of Urbana, Illinois, Mike Kinsella and crew (including fresh new bassist and Mike‘s cousin, Nate Kinsella) rolled through The Big Apple for a series of unforgettable shows which even included a secret last-minute, late-night gig at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus (for only 5 bucks, too) this past Saturday night (10/11), which was presented by Noisey, and was apparently shut down by the cops at around 3am, as BrooklynVegan reported.
Earlier this year, American Football released a deluxe edition (w/ various demos and live tracks) of their 1999 self-titled debut album. The band’s reunion tour continues through the end of the year, hitting San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago (remaining dates here). More American Football photos from Sunday night (10/12) can be scrolled through below:
New York Comic Con 2014 has come and gone. The four-day mega convention, which took place at the Javits Center in Manhattan, launched on Thursday (10/9) and came to a grand end yesterday (10/12). This year’s expo attracted over 150,000 fans, completely shattering previous NYCC records. Admirers of all things related to comics, TV, movies, toys, video games and more, rushed Hell’s Kitchen, NYC in droves for the chance to catch their favorite author, artist and actor signings, media panels and to display their finest cosplay to the thousands in attendance.
We posted pics from our Thursday and Friday stay at NYCC 2014 over here and here. On our visit this past Saturday (10/11), we wandered through the hordes capturing the multitude of fanboys and fangirls who sported their best superheroes, villains and sci-fi characters. We spotted the likes of Wonder Woman, “Macho Man” Randy Savage, Hellboy, a camera-shy Marky Ramone and more. Check out our latest photos of NY Comic Con 14 below, with even more to come:
Early next year, Swedish black metal occultists Watain will team up with legendary Norwegian black metallers Mayhem and Canadian blackened death metal warriors Revenge for a tremendous assault upon North America being called the “Black Metal Warfare North America 2015.” The 18 nights of agony kick start in Philadelphia, PA at the beginning of January and extend through the end of the month in Los Angeles, CA, while punishing New York City along the way on January 10 at the great Webster Hall (in the grand ballroom). NYC tickets will be released to the public starting this Friday (10/17) at 10am.
Watain are touring in support of last year’s Wild Hunt LP on Century Media, while co-headliners Mayhem are roaming in support of their recently released fifth studio album on Season of Mist, Esoteric Warfare. Revenge‘s latest effort, Scum.Collapse.Eradication, reared its ugly head in 2012 through Nuclear War Now! Productions.
Stream new music from all three bands and check out a full list of dates, below: