California punk rock legends Pennywise have just concluded a headline North American tour, with special guest support provided by Massachusetts melodic hardcore act A Wilhelm Scream and Wyoming-based skate punks Teenage Bottlerocket, that commenced earlier this month in Utah and came to an end last night in Virginia. The two-and-a-half week run was in continued support of Pennywise‘s eleventh studio album, Yesterdays, which was released last summer on Epitaph Records. The trip ripped through a nearly sold out Irving Plaza in New York City last Friday night (3/27) — exclusive photos from the Manahttan show can now be viewed in this post.
Coming up for Pennywise, the band have a handful of high profile spring appearances lined up, including stints at Groezrock in Belgium on May 1st alongside Social Distortion, Against Me!, Motion City Soundtrack and others, X Games in Texas on June 6th with Nicki Minaj, Talib Kweli, Ume and more, and a headline spot at the 13th annual Ink-N-Iron Festival in California the weekend of June 12-14 with additional acts Killswitch Engage, Peter Murhpy, Gary Numan and a slew of other heavy hitters.
Stick to PennyWisdom.com for future dates and more info. NYC gallery continues below…
Following a handful of appearances at this year’s SXSW in Austin, UK heavy rock duo God Damn performed a free show at Niagara Bar in the Lower East Side of Manhattan last Tuesday night (3/24) as part of the band’s first-ever tour through the US. The pair dished out rock hymns off of their full-length debut, Vultures, which drop on May 12 (May 11 internationally) through One Little Indian. Pics from their set are in this post.
Next up for God Damn, the guys are back home and will soon initiate a spring run through Europe which includes appearances at “Handmade Festival,” “Camden Rocks Festival” and “Download Festival” in the UK. A complete list of upcoming shows can be viewed after the photos.
Cancer Bats recently concluded a brief U.S. stint with fellow Canadian hardcore punk squad Exalt, which celebrated the release of their brand spankin’ new full-length album on Metal Blade dubbed Searching for Zero. The two-week tour ignited earlier this month in Detroit and stormed through numerous markets including Austin for SXSW and New York City for a show at Cake Shop in the Lower East Side last Thursday (3/26) with No Way and the tour’s last stop at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn this past Saturday (3/28) with The Banner and White Widows Pact. Photos from the Manhattan show can be seen in this post.
Cancer Bats will now embark on a month-long outing across Europe alongside British metalcore outfit While She Sleeps. Those dates are posted after the gallery.
Primus and Massachusetts rockers Dinosaur Jr will be teaming up for a month-long summer U.S. tour that kicks off at “All Good Festival” in Summit Point, WV. Dates confirmed include a show in New York City at Pier 97 on July 30, with tickets going on sale to the public starting this Friday (4/3) at 10am. All other tour dates are below.
As mentioned before, Primus will be in the greater NYC-area later this month for a headline show at The Paramount in Huntington, NY on April 25 [tix on sale], as part of their upcoming spring tour in support of their 2014 “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory”-themed studio album, Primus & the Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble.
Leading up to their appearance at this year’s Maryland Death Fest in Baltimore, UK blackened grindcore duo Anaal Nathrakh will be plunging into an almost two-week-long North American assault with help from Phoenix-based thrash/groove metal quintet Incite (feat. Richi Cavalera) and Oakland black/doom metal assembly Secrets of the Sky. The trek breaches Brooklyn at Saint Vitus on May 21, with ticket info being announced soon.
Anaal Nathrakh will be hitting the road in support of their 8th studio album, Desideratum, which was released last year on Metal Blade. Fellow label-mates Secrets of the Sky will be unleashing their sophomore full-length, Pathway, on May 19. Meanwhile, Incite, who crashed Queens last weekend, are leveling venues in support of 2014′s Up in Hell LP on Minus Head Records.
Check out a complete list of announced shows and listen to new music from all three acts, below.
In support of their recently released limited-edition box set titled The Necrotic Manifesto on Century Media Records, Belgian death metal violators Aborted will be setting out on a headline North American tour this spring with support coming from Fit For An Autopsy, Archspire, Entheos and Dark Sermon. The tour kicks off in Albany, NY at Trickshots on May 8 [tix at the door] and extends through the next month with a final stop in Rochester, NY at Montage Music Hall set for June 7 [tix on-sale now]. Along the way, the trek hits Brooklyn at Saint Vitus on May 9 [tix tba]. All other dates and the official video for Aborted‘s latest single “The Extirpation Agenda,” can be viewed below.
Prior to the aforementioned tour, Dark Sermon will be hooking up with Biohazard,Sworn Enemy, Wretched and Hammer Fight for the “No Mercy No Surrender Tour 2015.” As previously noted, the outing invades Buffalo, NY at Broadway Joes on April 30 [tix] and Brooklyn at Saint Vitus on May 2 [tix].
Norwegian prog/black/viking metal masters Enslaved, Portland doom metal trio YOB and Philly heavy psych rockers Ecstatic Vision recently wrapped up a three-week tour that initiated in San Diego earlier this month and came to a halt in Boston earlier this week. New York City hosted the trek at a jam-packed Gramercy Theatre this past Saturday night (3/21). The last few stop of the tour (NYC included) also featured special guest openers; Oregon doomsters Witch Mountain, who we unfortunately missed. Photo coverage from the show can now be viewed in this post.
Speaking of YOB and Witch Mountain, the two acts are currently embarked on a crusade through the southeast and mid-south regions of the US, which runs through next weekend (see remaining dates). Last year saw the release of YOB‘s critically acclaimed seventh studio album, Clearing the Path to Ascend, on Neurot Recordings (grab it here).
Enslaved, who are celebrating the release of their new In Times LP, are presently in Mexico and will be returning to Europe to hit the spring/summer festival circuit (dates).
Ecstatic Vision recently completed work on their upcoming full-length debut on Relapse Records, due out soon (check out a demo for a new song here).
As previously mentioned, NYHC vets Agnostic Front will be releasing their 11th studio record, The American Dream Died, on April 7 through Nuclear Blast (pre-order here), and they’ll be playing a special record release concert in NYC at The Bowery Electric on April 24 that will also double as a video shoot for the band’s new song “Old New York.” The show will see support from The Mob, Urban Waste and DJ Sid “Da’ Kid” – and is now completely sold out.
To due popular demand, the band have just added a second showing at The Bowery Electric for April 25, which will be an all ages matinee gig (1pm doors) featuring support from Razorheads, Pure Disgust and Ache. Tickets for the new show are on sale now.
North Carolina hard rockers He Is Legend and one-man electro rock project Must Be The Holy Ghost will be joining forces for a North American tour this spring. The four-week-long journey launches in New York City at The Studio at Webster Hall on April 22 with locals Event Horizon and continues through May hitting markets such as Toronto, Denver, Anaheim and Oklahoma City. NYC tickets are on sale now. A complete list of date can be viewed below.
He Is Legend are touring in support of their latest studio offering on Tragic Hero Records titled Heavy Fruit. Must Be The Holy Ghost‘s debut full-length, Get Off, is out now on Cardigan Records.