Masterminds and co-founders of legendary Brazilian heavy metallers Sepultura, Max and IggorCavalera, are currently embarked on a second leg of U.S. dates of their “Return To Roots” tour, which sees the Cavalera brothers (along w/ guitarist Marc Rizzo & bassist Tony Campos) dishing out a full performance of Sepultura‘s iconic 1996 album, Roots.
The tour rolled through New York City for a sold-out performance at Gramercy Theatre this past Tuesday, February 21. As promised, Max and Iggor delivered all fifteen of Roots‘ monumental tracks, storming through classic gems such as “Roots Bloody Roots,” “Attitude,” “Ratamahatta” and “Breed Apart.” Fans clashed and rioted during the Cavaleras‘ hefty set, which also included “Desperate Cry” from Sepultura‘s 1991 record Arise, covers of Venom‘s “Black Metal” and Motorhead‘s “Ace of Spades,” and a reprise of “Roots Bloody Roots.”
Check out shots of Max and Iggor Cavalera live in New York City in this post. Local death metal cynics Immolation provided direct support (see pics from their set here), meanwhile Maryland grinders Full of Hell ignited the night.
The commemorative journey comes to an end next weekend in Santa Ana, CA. See all remaining dates here.
Yesterday (Feb. 24) saw the release of Kill The Precedent‘s new studio EP, Some Version of the Truth, through Minus Head Records. The Sacramento, CA-based industrial/electro rock/metal horde spent the latter part of 2016 in the studio with producer Joe Johnston (Dance Gavin Dance, A Lot Like Birds, Hail The Sun) conceiving a total of seven tumultuous tracks, including recently unleashed singles “Two Way Mirrors,” “Lesser of Two Evils” and “Irrational Anthem,” which you can check out after the break.
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The “Bound By The Road Tour,” featuring heavy hitters DevilDriver, plus Death Angel, Winds of Plague, The Agonist and Azreal, is currently in full swing in North America. The almost four-week long expedition set off in Santa Ana, CA earlier this month and is presently bruising through numerous major markets in Texas, with the trek’s last stop scheduled to happen in Seattle, WA in early March (see all remaining dates).
The ongoing journey marks the first headline run in over three years for DevilDriver, who are stomping pavement in support of their seventh studio album, Trust No One, which they unleashed last May through Napalm Records. Additionally, the band will head to Illinois in July for this year’s edition of “Chicago Open Air,” performing alongside the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, Slayer and Stone Sour.
The Emporium in Patchogue hosted New York’s only gig on the “Bound By The Road Tour” this past Sunday, February 19. More exclusive shots from the Long Island show continue below…
In support of their latest studio album Requiem for Hell (stream it after the break), Japanese post-rock foursome Mono have announced today a North American tour for this spring, with one-man project Holy Sons (aka Emil Amos of Om) opening most dates.
The tour kicks off mid-April and storms through the following month with New York’s only stop scheduled to go down in Brooklyn at Music Hall of Williamsburg on May 1 [tix]. Full dates can be found below.
Additionally, Mono recently released a live CD dubbed Live In Melbourne, which was recorded on the band’s 2015 Australian tour. The album is only available for purchase at the band’s upcoming live shows.
New York’s own death metal defilers Immolation are currently in the midst of a three-and-a-half-week long slaughter fest across North America as part of Max and Iggor Cavalera‘s “Return to Roots” tour. The on-going outing stopped by New York City for a sold-out gig at the Gramercy Theatre this past Tuesday, February 21.
Greeted with roars and metal horns from the crowd, Immolation kicked off their decently-sized set with the lead-off track from the band’s brand new studio effort on Nuclear Blast (which officially dropped today), the masterful Atonement. The band would go on to perform a handful of additional fresh tracks, including “Destructive Currents,” “Fostering the Divide,” “When the Jackals Come” and “Epiphany.” A war zone-filled Gramercy Theatre erupted as the hometown heroes ushered in other savage anthems such as “Kingdom of Conspiracy,” “Majesty and Decay,” “What They Bring,” “A Spectacle of Lies” and the uber classic “Immolation,” which leadman Ross Dolan dedicated to the slew of family and friends the band had in attendance.
Immolation, who grace the March cover of Decibel Magazine, plan to trek with the Cavalera brothers throughout March, and they’ll follow that run with a pair of UK shows and an appearance at the “Decibel Metal & Beer Fest” in Philly in April. Get full tour details here.
Check out photos of Immolation live in NYC below (with Cavalera pics to come) and stream new songs after the gallery.
New York City’s own metalcore unit All Out War, local black metal act Anicon, PA-based grinders Die Choking and experimental doom duo Insect Ark will join forces for a special charity concert at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus on March 24. The benefit show is for Decibel Magazine contributor and Kosmodemonic vocalist / guitarist David Shawn Bosler, who was recently in an accident. Decibel writes:
While on vacation in San Diego over the Christmas holiday, Shawn was in a serious car accident that left him with a horrific list of broken bones and injuries, requiring multiple surgeries and putting him on a long road to full rehabilitation.
On March 24, 2017, St. Vitus Bar in Brooklyn is hosting a benefit show, with 100 percent of the money raised going to Shawn’s recovery fund.
Following a month-long North American raid with Alcest and Creepers (which closed out at Irving Plaza this past Sunday), Oregon doomsters The Body are currently playing a handful of gigs with experimental / noise / synth projects Muslin and Lingua Ignota.
The three acts tackled Portland, ME at SPACE Gallery this past Tuesday night and are set to breach Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus this Sunday, February 26. Tickets are available HERE.
In continued support of their latest full-length album No One Deserves Happiness, The Body have also booked European dates with Brooklyn’s own Uniform for May (get full dates).
Mexican garage punk act Le Butcherettes have announced today plans to return to the U.S. in late winter / early spring for a lengthy tour. Kicking off in March and running through June, the 25-plus date hike includes headlining stops as well as shows supporting post-hardcore favorites At the Drive-In, whose guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez produced the band’s 2015 LP, A Raw Youth (stream it below).
A headliner in New York City at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus has been booked for March 21, with tickets going on sale this Friday (Feb 24) at 10am, HERE. Le Butcherettes also open for At the Drive-In at their sold-out show at Manhattan’s Terminal 5 the following evening, March 22. All dates are listed below.
Speaking of At the Drive-In, the band just debuted a brand new song called “Incurably Innocent” from their impending album and first full-length studio record in 17 years, in·ter a·li·a (due May 5). Stream the new track after the break. The guys have also added new headlining North American dates to their upcoming schedule (full details).
In more news, supergroup Crystal Fairy (ft. members of Le Butcherettes, ATDI & Melvins) are gearing up for the release of their self-titled debut album, scheduled for release this Friday (Feb. 24) via Mike Patton‘s Ipecac Records. The effort recently premiered in full through Rolling Stone and can be streamed below as well.
Chicago deathcore beasts Oceano recently announced they have inked a deal with Sumerian Records for the release of the follow-up to their 2015 Ascendants LP, which is still untitled and slatted to drop this spring.
Additionally, Oceano recently confirmed a headlining pummeling of the U.S. for later this year titled “The Revelation Tour,” with Slaughter To Prevail, Aversions Crown, Spite and No Zodiac in tow.
New York will host the excursion at Manhattan’s Studio at Webster Hall on May 11 [tix] and at Long Island’s Revolution on May 12 [tix]. Catch the full run of dates below
Savannah, GA reggae rockers Passafire recently announced a fresh batch of U.S tour dates with Maryland’s Ballyhoo!, which ignites at the end of March in Ferndale, MI and continues through April with a total of ten gigs booked.
Dubbed the “Spring Break ’98 Tour” and toting opening support from ska punks Bumpin Uglies, the mostly east coast / midwest foray hits New York for a trio of gigs, including a stop in Rochester at Flour City Station on April 5 [tix tba], Long Island at Mulcahy’s on April 6 [tix] and Manhattan at Gramercy Theatre on April 8 [tix]. The trek also smashes through Asbury Park and Stanhope in New Jersey. Peep full dates below.
Passafire‘s sixth studio release, an EP titled Interval, dropped in 2015 through Easy Star Records with the effort’s art courtesy of the band’s drummer Nick Kubley.
Ballyhoo! will unleash a crowd-funded new full-length called girls. on March 24 via Right Coast Records / INgrooves Music Group.
Fellow Ballyhoo! label-mates Bumpin Uglies released their newest LP, Keep It Together, last September.