Brooklyn’s own self proclaimed “pop cock rock” fivesome Mother Feather will be unleashing their self-titled full-length debut sometime early 2016 via their new home at Metal Blade Records. The gang recently released the official video for the new LP’s title-track, which was directed, designed, and animated by Isaiah King (watch it below).
The band is also currently involved in an October residency at the Rockwood Music Hall venue in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, which sees the act raiding the small bar and live music spot every Friday night this month at midnight. The stint, dubbed “Pop Cock Rocktober,” continues tomorrow (10/9), with additional gigs set for 10/16 and 10/23.
As previously announced, Iowa metallers For Today just released their sixth studio album, Wake, through Nuclear Blast and are currently on the road on a record release tour with Fit for a King, Gideon, Silent Planet and Phinehas. The tour hits Manhattan at Gramercy Theatre this upcoming Monday night (10/12), with tickets still available here. But if you’re feeling lucky, you can sign up below for the chance to win a pair of tix on us and the fine folks over at Live Nation NYC. We’ll pick a winner over the weekend and contact them asap.
Earlier this week, For Today unleashed the official video for their new single “Bitter Roots,” which the band declares to be “a dramatic departure from much of what For Today has been known for.” Check out the clip below along with all remaining tour dates.
New York’s own prog rockers Coheed and Cambria will be releasing their eighth studio album, The Color Before the Sun, on October 16 through Everything Evil Records. The new full-length follows the band’s 2012/2013 conceptual double effort, The Afterman: Ascension and Descension, and marks their first non-conceptual album ever. The band have so far unleashed three singles from the new LP; “You Got Spirit, Kid,” “Here to Mars” and “Eraser” (listen after the break).
To celebrate the release of the new LP, Coheed and Cambria will soon set out on an October through November U.S. tour with Thank You Scientist and others on select dates. But before they embark on that run, the guys will invade Brooklyn this Friday night (10/9) for a super rare and intimate performance at Saint Vitus that starts at midnight (right after the sold-out A Place to Bury Strangers, Grooms and Scully show). Tickets are on-sale now and still available as of this posting.
Check out a full list of upcoming C&C dates below…
UK rockers Killing Joke will be unleashing their sixteenth studio album, Pylon, on October 23rd via Spinefarm Records, which has thus far produced the single “Euphora” (listen after the break). The band, consisting of Jaz Coleman (lead vocals), Kevin “Geordie” Walker (guitars), Martin “Youth” Glover (bass) and Paul “Big Paul” Ferguson (drums), have also confirmed a headline North American tour, kicking off in early 2016.
The jaunt will see Killing Joke returning to New York City at Irving Plaza on February 13, with ticket info tba. The Soft Moon will open all dates, which you can see below.
Due to shitty weather, Halestorm‘s previously announced headline show at Central Park SummerStage in NYC scheduled for tonight (10/3) has been postponed until 2016, with an exact date to be announced soon. SummerStage comments:
Due to Saturday’s weather forecast of heavy rain and high winds, SummerStage’s outdoor Central Park show with Halestorm, previously scheduled for Saturday, October 3 has been POSTPONED to our 2016 season. Ticket holders will receive a full automatic refund at this time and be alerted about the new date as soon as we have that scheduled.
The band added:
We’re seriously bummed about the NYC show being postponed and already look forward to coming back in 2016 and rocking the park. We hope to see you all then We appreciate your understanding on this regrettable change; stay safe and dry this weekend!
Earlier this year saw the release of Halestorm‘s third studio album, Into the Wild Life, via Atlantic Records, peaking at #5 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. Check out the official video for their latest single, “Amen,” below…
Satanic heavy rockers Ghost kicked off their “Black To The Future” tour last week in Silver Spring, MD with help from London-based psychedelic rock act Purson. The junket cruised through New York City this past Sunday night (9/27) for a liturgy at Terminal 5, located deep in the bowels of Hell’s Kitchen.
A packed house at T5 eagerly awaited as holy smoke began to fill the air at around 9PM, while Allegri‘s somber and bleak “Miserere mei, Deus” track played through the main PA, serenely setting the mood for Ghost‘s triumphant return to the NYC spotlight. As with previous tours, Papa and his fiends signaled their readiness by ushering in their intro song, “Masked Ball,” by the great English composer Jocelyn Pook. Following a roar from the Manhattan audience, Ghost kicked off their set with the one-two punch of “Spirit” and “From the Pinnacle to the Pit” (which saw a video premiere at Vitus last month) from their just released third studio opus, Meliora.
The Swedish occultists followed with a block of songs from their first two LPs, Opus Eponymous and Infestissumam, offering the likes of “Ritual,” “Con Clavi Con Dio,” “Per Aspera ad Inferi,” “Stand by Him” and others. Plenty of newer cuts such as “Majesty,” “Circle,” “Devil Church,” “He Is,” “Absolution” and “Mummy Dust” also made it into the band’s 19-song set. Like they did in Brooklyn over the summer, the group chanted unplugged renditions of “Jigolo Har Megiddo,” “Ghuleh/Zombie Queen” and Roky Erickson‘s “If You Have Ghosts,” with a stripped down Papa, robe-less and decked out in a tuxedo and white gloves. The night’s encore consisted of “Monstrance Clock” with “The Host of Seraphim” outro.
Purson launched the night with their 60s/70s influenced psyche-rock, dishing out songs from their impending Desire’s Magic Theatre LP on Spinefarm Records.
A full photo recap from the show continues below, along with a list of remaining tour dates.
Venom Inc – the new project featuring original Venom members Jeff “Mantas” Dunn (guitar) and Anthony “Abaddon” Bray (drums) along with ex-Venom member Tony “Demolition Man” Dolan (bass/vocals) – will be touring North American soil later this year beside Ohio bringers of death, Necrophagia.
The expedition launches next month in Philly and runs through December, while hitting New York City along the way for a show at the Marlin Room at Webster Hall on November 15 [tix]. Check out a complete list of dates after the break.
Necrophagia will be touring in support of last year’s WhiteWorm Cathedral album via Season of Mist. Stream said LP in full and check out live clips of Venom Inc., below…
Iron Maiden released their sixteenth studio LP and first studio double album, The Book of Souls, on September 4th through Sanctuary/BMG, and the gods of heavy metal are now ready to embark on a world wide tour in support of it.
A U.S. leg of the trek was announced this morning with a total of nine dates confirmed for early 2016. New York City will once again welcome Maiden on March 30 at the world famous Madison Square Garden. All tickets go on-sale to the public starting 10/10. You can also jump on a fan pre-sale on 10/6 through IronMaiden.com. The Raven Age will open all stateside shows.
More dates, including a Canadian leg will be announced soon. Check out a complete list of U.S. tour dates below.
Metalcore swarm Norma Jean (playing their 2nd LP O’God The Aftermath in full), punk rock duo ’68 – feat. Josh Scogin (ex-The Chariot, ex-Norma Jean), Sleepwave and The Ongoing Concept are currently embarked on a North American crusade that kicked off a few weeks ago in Alabama and is set to conclude at the end of October in Texas. The trek blazed through The Big Apple this past Sunday night (9/27) for a WSOU presented showing at the popular Gramercy Theatre. Photos from the NYC gig continue below.
’68, who last year signed to eOne/Good Fight and released their debut full-length studio album titled In Humor and Sadness, recently booked a handful of UK dates with Beartooth (who play in NYC on Wed. (10/7) w/ Atreyu). Peep those dates here, and see all remaining U.S. shows after the gallery.
Sleepwave return to Manhattan on December 18 at Webster Hall with Armor For Sleep and The Cold Seas [tix on-sale now].