Finnish black metal evildoers Behexen seem to be in the process of booking spring U.S. dates for an impending run titled “The Poisonous Tour.” Shows on the outing so far include stops in Seattle, WA, Portland, OR, Los Angeles, CA and New York City.
The NYC show happens in Brooklyn at Greenpoint’s Saint Vitus on June 5, as part of a Metal Mafia Records showcase with more bands to be announced soon [ticket info forthcoming].
The annual extreme metal gathering known as “NY Deathfest” will return to Brooklyn this summer for its fifth incarnation. Scheduled to descend upon Saint Vitus on August 11 and August 12, the two-day fest will feature over 25 of the lewdest death/gore/grind acts North America currently has to offer. Tickets, including two-day passes to the event are on sale now, HERE. Full lineup is below. Doors open at 4PM each day.
Los Angeles, California hard rock legends Junkyard have set April 21 as the official street date for their highly anticipated studio album, High Water, on Acetate Records (pre-order). The brand new full-length marks Junkyard‘s first full-length album of original music since their 1991 LP Sixes, Sevens and Nines. The fresh effort features 11 tracks, including the single “Cut From The Same Cloth,” which you can listen to below.
In support of High Water, Junkyard have announced North American tour dates for the spring. Tri-state’s only stop on the run goes down in Queens, NY at Blackthorn 51 (with LA headbangers Little Caesar) on May 19 [tix]. See below for all upcoming dates.
Australian metalcore outfit Capture (formerly known as Capture the Crown) have just premiered a brand new song dubbed “Lost Control” from their upcoming album on Artery Recordings of the same name, slated to drop sometime this year. Dig the track below.
Capture have also announced a headlining run titled “The Social Suicide Tour” with My Enemies & I, Dayseeker and Kingdom of Giants. New York concerts on the trek include Webster at Harmony House on May 14 [tix tba] and Manhattan at The Studio at Webster Hall on May 18 [tix]. Full dates are posted below.
UK punk rock veterans Buzzcocks will be hitting the road this spring / summer for a handful of exclusive U.S. performances. Local stints on the run include a stop at “Punk Rock Bowling” in Asbury Park, NJ on June 11 and a recently announced headlining gig in New York City at Webster Hall on June 9 [tix]. The band have also booked a pair of stops in California; a headliner in Los Angeles and an appearance at “Burger Boogaloo” in Oakland. Check out all upcoming dates below.
Last year, Buzzcocks celebrated their 40th anniversary with a tour dubbed “Buzzcocks 40.” The band played NYC’s Irving Plaza with Residuels in October. Both bands also teamed up for an Irving Plaza show in 2015 (pics).
Buzzcocks‘ latest album, The Way, was released in 2014 through PledgeMusic (stream it below).
Portland, Maine blackened folk metal squadron Falls of Rauros are gearing up for the release of their fourth studio full-length, Vigilance Perennial, on March 31st through Bindrune Recordings / Nordvis Records. Ahead of the LP’s unleashing, the band have let loose the 10-minute opening track “White Granite,” which you can stream below.
In support of the impending album, Falls of Rauros will join forces with Massachusetts-based atmospheric black metal duo Obsidian Tongue for a brief tour throughout the east coast next month. A show in Brooklyn at Saint Vitus with Luminous Vault and Reg Bloor goes down on April 18, with tickets on sale now, HERE.
Falls of Rauros will also appear at “Decibel Metal & Beer Fest” in Philly at the end of April, sharing the stage with the likes of Sleep, Pig Destroyer and Withered [tix].
All upcoming dates and the aforementioned single, below.
Sacramento, California post-hardcore bunch A Lot Like Birds will release a new album called DIVISI on May 5th through Equal Vision Records. In support of the new effort, the band will embark on a North American headlining tour in the spring.
Featuring support from Household, Hearts Like Lions and OWEL, the 32-date outing kicks off in Albuquerque, NM at the end of April and continues through June. New York’s only stop on the hike goes down in Manhattan at The Studio at Webster Hall on May 12, with tickets on sale now, HERE.
A Lot Like Birds exclaimed regarding the forthcoming LP:
Everything about DIVISI has been a step into new territory, but one the universe assured us was in the right direction. We are in a better place than we have ever been: Cory blew us all away when he stepped up to the plate as our front man, and we gained a new bassist/best friend in Matt Coate. We evolved our style into something we feel represents where we are in our lives, we upped our production, and we have a whole new team working with us.
About the run:
The DIVISI tour was no exception; we loved the new record from our friends and label-mates in OWEL, and we’ve been huge fans of Hearts Like Lions for a while now. We’re also stoked to have our new friends in Household joining us on the road. It kind of all just fell into place.
See below for a full list of upcoming shows and a DIVISI teaser clip.
Due to the current political climate and numerous bands being turned away at US customs, we felt it was not worth the risk coming to America without the right paperwork, which is expensive. Therefore we truly apologize that we must postpone our US tour until next year when we can focus on a full length tour with all the right papers. We regret that we came to a decision this late, one month to the start of the tour. Once again, we apologize to everyone who are affected.
Last year saw the release of Wormrot‘s third studio full-length album, Voices, on Earache Records (stream it below).
English musician Blaze Bayley, hugely known as the former lead singer of Iron Maiden and current vocalist for Wolfsbane, recently unleashed his fifth solo studio album, Endure and Survive – Infinite Entanglement Part II, via his own Blaze Bayley Recording. In support of the brand new release, the heavy metal lyricist is currently on the road on a massive world wide tour.
Blaze Bayley has a slew of European / UK tour dates booked for the spring and summer, with just a handful of North American concerts confirmed for later this year. Among those US tour dates are a handful of headliners in New York, including a stop in Brooklyn at Saint Vitus on August 10 [tix] and a gig in Poughkeepsie at The Chance on August 11 [tix].
Blaze Bayley looks to be scheduling more stateside shows for the summer, go here for all announced tour dates and check out a full stream of Endure and Survive – Infinite Entanglement Part II below.
Before they embark on a spring tour with Thursday (which hits Manhattan on 4/29 & 4/30 – more info), Los Angeles, California post-hardcore gang Touché Amoré will invade Brooklyn for a special benefit concert.
The intimate gathering happens at Greenpoint’s Saint Vitus on March 29, featuring support from PA indie punks Slingshot Dakota and being billed as a charity show for Planned Parenthood and the ACLU. Tickets to the all ages gig go on sale Friday (3/17) at 10AM, HERE.
Touché Amoré are touring in support of their latest full-length album, Stage Four, via Epitaph Records (check it out below, along with tour dates).