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.
As announced earlier this month, Black Sabbath tribute act Zakk Sabbath (ft. Zakk Wylde, Rob “Blasko” Nicholson & Joey Castillo) will be heading out on a headlining run of the U.S. this spring, with direct support from California doom metal trio Beastmaker.
A now sold-out concert at Manhattan’s Gramercy Theatre goes down on May 19. A second showing at the same venue was recently confirmed for the night before, May 18. Tickets to the new gig are on sale now, HERE.
Prior to the spring outing, Beastmaker will team up with Mothership and Slow Season for a series of west coast shows in March (more info).
Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein, best known as the guitarist of horror punk legends Misfits, will be releasing his second solo album, the follow-up to 2013′s Abominator, on May 5 via Megadeth bassist David Ellefson‘s EMP Label Group and Doyle‘s own Monsterman Records. The new LP is titled Doyle II: As We Die and has so far spawned the single “Run For Your Life,” which you can preview below.
Doyle, along with his band consisting of Cancerslug vocalist Alex ‘Wolfman’ Story, bassist Brandon Strate and drummer Brandon Pertzborn, are currently stomping through UK/Europe on their “Abominator Invasion Tour.” A U.S. leg of said run has just been confirmed to take place on the east coast this March and April.
The 23-date onslaught hits New York for a trio of shows; Manhattan at Gramercy Theatre on April 15 [tix on sale 2/24], Rochester at Montage Music Hall on April 21 [tix on sale 2/24] and Poughkeepsie at The Loft on April 22 [tix]. The run also hits nearby Richmond, VA, Long Branch, NJ and Reading, PA.
Phoenix industrial metallers Element A440 will provide support on all U.S. dates, which are posted after the break.
Norwegian black metal tyrants Mayhem recently set out on a month-long headlining crusade through North America, performing their legendary first full-length album, De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas, on every stop of the trip. Flaunting support from infamous BM duo Inquisition and New York City’s own blackened thrash metal attack Black Anvil, the 20-plus city outing kicked off mid-January in Canada and came to a grand close in NYC at a mega sold-out Gramercy Theatre this past Sunday, February 19. Pics from Manhattan’s show can now be viewed in this post.
Mayhem also performed a super rare, intimate and extremely sold-out gig at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus last night, February 20. Full footage from the BK concert can be streamed after the gallery.
Mayhem, whose latest studio offering Esoteric Warfare dropped in 2014 through Season of Mist, will now return to Europe where they will join up with the likes of Dragged Into Sunlight and others for a slew of late winter / early spring tour dates (full info).
Fellow Mayhem label-mates Inquisition, who are on the road backing their 2016 malevolent masterpiece, Bloodshed Across the Empyrean Altar Beyond the Celestial Zenith, have a pair of festival appearances coming up; “Black Kvlt Fest” in Miami, FL in early March and “Dark Days of Stockholm” in Sweden in April. Check out the band’s official social page for more info.
Local shredders Black Anvil have no new dates lined-up, though we’re sure that will change in no time as the band have been eager to decimate stages in support of their impressive new full-length on Relapse Records, As Was. Stay tuned.
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Alt metal giants Korn have just confirmed a fresh U.S. headlining trek for the spring, with support from instrumental prog metal favorites Animals As Leaders and Phoenix newcomers DED. The dates go down in May, with east coast stops set in Silver Spring, MD, Pittsburgh, PA and Huntington, NY at The Paramount on May 9 [tix on sale 2/24].
Korn‘s newly announced U.S. dates are wedged in-between a lengthy world-wide tour, which is set to hit major markets in Europe and South America. The band will also perform two sold-out shows at Anaheim, CA’s brand new House of Blues in early March. Check out all upcoming tour dates after the break.
Korn are on the road supporting last year’s The Serenity of Suffering LP through Roadrunner Records. Dig the new singles “Rotting In Vain” and “Take Me” after the dates.
Following the release of their eighth studio album, Rebel, in summer of 2015 through Frontiers Music SR, west coast hard rock professionals Lynch Mob have spent the past year-and-a-half on the road, rocking cities across the nation, including New York City where they played gigs in Queens at Blackthorn 51 and Manhattan at B.B. King over the summer and fall of 2016, respectively.
Led by guitar legend George Lynch (known for his work with metal vets Dokken) and OG singer Oni Logan, Lynch Mob have no plans on slowing down anytime soon as the iconic shredders have recently booked scattered tour dates for 2017, including concerts in Grand Junction, CO, Seattle, WA, Cocoa Beach, FL, New Baltimore, MI and New York City for a return to B.B. King on November 7. The NYC concert, presented by Eddie Trunk & Q104.3, goes on sale to the public on Thursday (2/23) at noon, HERE. A special pre-sale is happening now and offers fans 15% off when using code “MOB15.” All known Lynch Mob tour dates are posted below. Stay tuned to the band’s official FB page for more info.
In related news, KXM, the band featuring George Lynch, plus members of Korn and King’s X, recently unleashed a brand new video for their single “Breakout,” which comes off their impending sophomore album via Rat Pak Records, Scatterbrain. Check out the new clip and stream classic Lynch Mob tunes at the end of this post.
In November it was revealed that British metalcore outfit Architects will be embarking on a full-blown North American headlining tour this late winter / early spring. The month-long outing will feature support from Long Island’s own Stray From The Path and Australia’s Make Them Suffer.
A now sold-out show at New York City’s Gramercy Theatre is set to go down on April 1st. Due to popular demand, a second showing at Gramercy has just been added for the day before, March 31st. Tickets to the new concert are on sale now, HERE. An updated list of dates are posted below.
Architects are trekking in support of their seventh studio album All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us, which they dropped last year through Epitaph Records. Stream some tunes from all three bands on the tour after the dates.
Canadian prog metal unit Protest the Hero and PA metal shredders August Burns Red, along with openers In Hearts Wake and ’68, recently hiked through North America on a monumental, 30-plus date tour. The lengthy outing came to fruition in early January on the east coast, hitting New York City along the way for a concert at Time Square’s PlayStation Theater on Jan. 6th (see photos).
The run returned to the Tri-state area two weeks ago on Feb. 11th for a lively gathering at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ. Protest the Hero rocked the evening with songs from their efforts Scurrilous, Volition and Fortress, complimented with a pair of tracks from the band’s latest EP, Pacific Myth, including tracks “Tidal” and “Harbinger.”
The trek also saw August Burns Red commemorate the release of their second album Messengers with a full performance of said full-length at every stop, highlighting fan-favorite songs such as “Composure” and “Back Burner.” The band also performed cuts from their LPs Leveler, Rescue & Restore, Constellations and their latest opus on Fearless Records, Found in Far Away Places.
Protest the Hero return to the road this spring for a string of appearances in Canada, New Zealand and Australia (full dates). August Burns Red‘s spring schedule sees them tackling markets in Alaska, UK, Germany and much more (full details).
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