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Thursday, December 1st, 2016 at 11:09 pm

“Stardust VI” fest going down at Saint Vitus in February (Slagmaur, Aluk Todolo, Absu + more)


Local promoter Stardust NYC announced today the final details regarding their “Stardust VI: Dark Nights Of The Soul” festival, scheduled to happen at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus from February 2-5, 2017. The 4-day fest will feature performances from Danish death metal trio Dreadlord, French black metal veterans Aluk Todolo, Mexican BM artist Lluvia, Norwegian avant-garde BM band Slagmaur, Colorado DM quartet Blood Incantation and much, much more.

Tickets, including four-day passes are on sale now, here. Scroll down below for the complete fest scehdule, including tunes from a few bands on the bill.


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Thursday, December 1st, 2016 at 7:14 am

Katatonia, Caspian & Uncured book North American tour together for 2017 (catch them in NYC)

Katatonia live at Irving Plaza in 2013…

Katatonia have announced their “Fallen Hearts of North America” headlining tour for March and April of 2017. The 28-city trek kicks off mid-March, featuring support from Massachusetts’ own post-rock bunch Caspian and New York City newcomers Uncured. The jaunt jump starts in Washington, DC and comes to an end in NYC at Irving Plaza on April 21st [tix on sale 12/2]. Peep all announced tour dates after the jump.

The tour is in support of Katatonia‘s tenth studio album, The Fall of Hearts, which they unleashed back in May through Peaceville Records (stream it after the dates).


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Thursday, December 1st, 2016 at 6:48 am

Withered announce U.S. tour w/ Immortal Bird (see them in BK)


Atlanta blackened death metal crushers Withered have confirmed a fresh U.S. and Eastern Canadian tour for early 2017, featuring direct support from Chicago DM foursome Immortal Bird. Sponsored by MetalInjection, the 18-city onslaught takes off mid-February and comes to a close in early March, meanwhile hitting New York City along the way for a gig at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus on Feb. 21st [tix tba].

Additionally, Withered will take part in the inaugural “Decibel Magazine Metal and Beer Fest,” set to go down in Philly on April 22nd and 23rd, featuring sets from Sleep, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Municipal Waste and more. A full list of upcoming Withered tour dates can be found below.

Withered are trekking in support of their latest album, Grief Relic, which they released earlier this year through Season of Mist (stream it after the dates).


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Thursday, December 1st, 2016 at 6:19 am

Falling in Reverse, Issues, Motionless In White & more confirm early 2017 tour dates (playing NYC)

FiR live at PlayStation Theater in 2014…

Falling in Reverse, Issues, Motionless In White, Dangerkids and Dead Girls Academy will join up in early 2017 for a month-long U.S. trek. The journey is dubbed “The End Is Here Tour” and will ignite mid-January, running through February, with New York’s only stop going down at Manhattan’s Hammerstein Ballroom on Jan. 27th [tix on sale 12/2]. Complete dates for the run can be seen after the break.

FiR are currently working on a brand new studio effort, marking the follow-up to last year’s Just Like You. The new LP is slatted for release this year, though no actual release date or album title has been confirmed. MiW will drop a new record called Graveyard Shift in 2017. Issues‘ latest full-length, Diamond Dreams, came out in 2014. Stream some tunes after the dates.


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Thursday, December 1st, 2016 at 5:57 am

Polyphia, Jason Richardson & Covet announce early 2017 U.S. tour together (coming to NYC)


Dallas, TX-based prog metal/djent act Polyphia will hook up with guitarist Jason Richardson (ex-Chelsea Grin, ex-Born of Osiris) and San Francisco rockers Covet for a February through April 2017 U.S. tour. The 33-market run, being called “The Lit AF Tour,” hits New York City at The Studio at Webster Hall on March 4th [tix on sale 12/2]. Full tour dates, along with a teaser trailer have been posted below.

Earlier this year, Polyphia unleashed their second studio album, Renaissance, on Equal Vision Records (stream it below). The band are reportedly working on a new EP, slatted for release next year.


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Thursday, December 1st, 2016 at 5:34 am

Steve ‘N’ Seagulls going on winter U.S. tour; playing NYC


Finnish rockers Steve ‘N’ Seagulls, known for adding a bluegrass touch to popular hard rock and metal songs, have announced a full-blown U.S. tour for this winter. The outing goes down in February with over 20 cities booked, including New York City, where they will infiltrate Manhattan’s The Studio at Webster Hall on Feb. 3rd [tix on sale 12/2]. All announced tour dates are listed below.

Steve ‘N’ Seagulls‘ U.S. return is in support of the band’s second studio album Brothers in Farms, which they let loose in September through Universal Music Oy. The gang recently shared an official video for their rendition of Guns N’ Roses‘ “November Rain,” which you can check out after the dates.


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Monday, November 28th, 2016 at 1:50 pm

Deafheaven, This Will Destroy You & Emma Ruth Rundle going on U.S. tour (playing NYC)

Deafheaven live at Hammerstein Balroom earlier this year…

Fresh off the “A Matrimony Made… In Sickness And In Hell Tour” with Carcass and Inter Arma, San Francisco-based post-metal quintet Deafheaven have just announced a 2017 headlining tour of the U.S. with support from This Will Destroy You and Emma Ruth Rundle. The 24-city journey kicks off late-February and rolls through the following month with New York’s only stop going down at Brooklyn’s Warsaw on March 14 [tix on sale 11/29]. Prior to the afformentioned run, Deafheaven will perform a pair of special January shows in LA beside Health. A complete list of tour dates are listed below.

Deafheaven are touring in support of their third studio album, New Bermuda, which they released in October of 2015 via ANTI- Records (stream it after the dates).


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Monday, November 28th, 2016 at 1:06 am

NYC area concert listings for Nov. 28 – Dec 4, 2016

Detroit hardcore vets Negative Approach dismantle Goldsounds on Fri…

Happy Monday, everyone. Here’s your list of punk, rock, metal, etc shows going down in New York City and Long Island this week. For upstate NY concerts, hit up our calendar!

11/28 – gods, White Lighters, Pizza Boys, Pretty Much, Petite League @ Saint Vitus [tix]

11/28 – Spoken, Dayshell, 3 Pill Morning, Migrant @ The Studio at Webster Hall [tix]

11/29 – The Word Alive, Volumes, Islander, Invent, Animate @ Revolution [tix]

11/29 – Zhrine, Ulcerate, Phobocosm @ Saint Vitus [tix]

11/30 – Barb Wire Dolls, Midnight Foolishness, loveHONEY @ Arlene’s Grocery [tix]

11/30 – Battlecross, Allegaeon, Necromancing the Stone @ Amityville Music Hall [tix]

11/30 – Dinosaur Jr., Easy Action @ Irving Plaza [tix]

11/30 – Sugarlife, The Jiggs, Drawing Boards @ Saint Vitus [tix]

11/30 – The Falling Birds, The Motor Tom, Wild Manes @ Goldsounds [tix]

12/1 – Animals As Leaders, Intervals, PLINI @ Webster Hall [tix]

12/1 – Dinosaur Jr. @ Irving Plaza [tix]

12/2 – Capsize, Tribute, Young Graves, ANAHATA, I Dreamt The Sea @ Amityville Music Hall [tix]

12/2 – Epica, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Аrkona, The Agonist @ Webster Hall [tix]

12/2 – Negative Approach, Drunken Rampage @ Goldsounds [tix]

12/2 – Shallow Side @ Blackthorn 51 [tix]

12/3 – Horrendous, Kosmodemonic, Sentient Horror, Coagula @ Saint Vitus [tix]

12/3 – Red Fang, Torche, Whores. @ Music Hall of Williamsburg [tix]

12/3 – Reverend Horton Heat, Unknown Hinson, Nashville Pussy, Lucky Tubb @ Warsaw [tix]

12/3 – Windhand, Ilsa @ Mercury Lounge (late show: doors 10:30pm) [tix]

12/4 – Extinction A.D., Dyed in Grey @ Don Pedro’s [tix]

12/4 – The Ataris @ Revolution [tix]

12/4 – Windhand, Ilsa, Backwoods payback @ Saint Vitus [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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Sunday, November 27th, 2016 at 11:48 pm

Giraffe Tongue Orchestra Cancel U.S. Tour Dates


Rock supergroup Giraffe Tongue Orchestra – featuring William DuVall of Alice in ChainsBen Weinman of The Dillinger Escape Plan and Brent Hinds of Mastodon – have cancelled their previously discussed U.S. tour due to guitarist Brent Hinds breaking his leg this past week. The official statement reads:

We deeply regret to inform everyone that GTO has to cancel our U.S. tour. Brent Hinds broke his leg in a motorcycle incident. It requires surgery and traveling for him is both impractical and highly ill-advised. We can’t do our debut tour without our guy. In our view, this is a “Go all-out or don’t go at all” situation. So we had to make the very tough call to cancel.

The venues should be providing refunds. No words can convey how sorry we are to everyone who was planning on attending these shows, just as no words can express how much we were looking forward to bringing the songs from the “Broken Lines” album to you live.

The important thing is that, aside from his broken leg, Brent is otherwise okay. He will hopefully make a full recovery soon and we’ll all live to fight another day. And, with that, our goal becomes carving out our next opportunity to play. One thing is sure: We will let you know as soon as we know. Until then, keep jamming “Broken Lines.” Have a wonderful – and SAFE – holiday season.

With love, Giraffe Tongue Orchestra.

The tour was to descend upon NYC’s Gramercy Theatre on Thursday, December 1st.

GTO‘s debut album, Broken Lines, dropped in Sept. via Party Smasher Inc (stream it below).


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Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 at 6:53 pm

Photos: Marillion brought “F.E.A.R.” to NYC’s PlayStation Theater on Election Day (11/8)

Pics by Rodrigo Fredes



British progressive rock veterans Marillion recently set out on a string of North American tour dates, to complement the release of their 18th studio album Fuck Everyone and Run aka F.E.A.R.. The dates kicked off in mid-October, hitting popular markets such as San Francisco, Chicago, Montreal, Boston and more, before coming to a grand close in New York City at PlayStation Theater on election night, November 8th.

While millions of New Yorkers sat in their living rooms and local bars, eating and drinking those election anxieties away, thousands of prog-rock fans packed into the sleek PS Theater in the heart of Times Square to witness over two hours of new tunes and classic favorites from English rock legends Marillion.

The band’s extensive, 20-track set list consisted of songs from their older records like Clutching at Straws, Brave, Afraid of Sunlight, This Strange Engine, Marbles and Sounds That Can’t Be Made. Obviously, the band dished out a slew of new hits from F.E.A.R., including “Living in F E A R,” the 16min. opus “The New Kings” and the equally lengthy composition “El Dorado.”

Florida singer, songwriter and guitarist John Wesley (Porcupine Tree, Fish) opened the night, performing songs from his latest solo LP A Way You’ll Never Be, plus other tracks.

Check out more photos from the NYC concert in the gallery below.

John Wesley:

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