LA glam metal legends Warrant have just premiered their new single “Perfect,” which comes off the band’s upcoming album on Frontiers Music Srl, Louder Harder Faster (due 5/12). The new track joins previously released Louder Harder Faster singles “Devil Dancer” and “Louder Harder Faster.” Stream all three tracks below.
In support of the impending effort, Warrant have confirmed a slew of spring and summer tour dates in the US. Upcoming New York stops include Waterloo at Del Lago Resort & Casino on June 9 with Firehouse [TIX] and Long Island at Revolution on July 7 [TIX]. More tour dates can be viewed below.
In support of their impending new album and first LP in seven years titled Humanz (due 4/28), British alt-rockers Gorillaz will perform a Rough Trade in store record release show on April 25 at 9pm. Here’s more info from the venue:
Pre-order Humanz on CD or LP in store at Rough Trade starting at 11am on April 25th and collect your wristband for entry.
*Limit one wristband per person. Wristband will be placed on customer at time of purchase.*
If you plan to come early to line up, please note that we will not regulate the line until on sale begins. Out of respect for our neighbors, please line up across the street from the store and head down N 9th towards Kent; signs will be posted to help guide everyone.
All ages welcome
As previously reported, Gorillaz will also play ‘The Meadows Music & Arts Festival‘ in Queens, NYC at Citi Field, which goes down September 15 through 17. Additionally, Gorillaz just launched an interactive ‘spirit house’ event in Manhattan at Industria, which runs from April 21 – 23 and is free to the public (RSVP is closed though).
Swiss blackened death metal duo Bölzer have announced a U.S. invasion for this summer.
Antics launch in New York at Buffalo at Rocking Buffalo Saloon on Aug. 22 [tix at the door], and collide with additional NY markets like Syracuse at Gorham Brothers Music on Aug. 23 [tix at the door] and Brooklyn at Saint Vitus on Aug. 25 with Trepaneringsritualen, Pissgrave and Sangus [TIX], before concluding in Florida in early Sept. Check out the tour poster will full dates below.
Bölzer released their debut full-length, Hero, last November through Iron Bonehead Productions and it’s a ripper (stream it below).
We are saddened to hear of the death of Internal Bleeding drummer, devoted family man and FDNY hero William Tolley, who tragically passed away earlier today while battling a fire in Queens. The band released the following heart-wrenching message just a few hours ago…
Our drummer, the heartbeat of the band, William Tolley died today. There are ZERO WORDS to describe the loss. He was a good, decent and honorable man who loved his friends, his family and the people he served. There will never be another like him. There are no words to describe the utter sadness and despair we feel right now. We love you Bill.
Internal Bleeding, a staple of the NY death metal scene, are scheduled to release a new single tomorrow (4/21). The band also recently confirmed a U.S. tour with Vader, along with an appearance at NY Deathfest.
RIP William Tolley.
UPDATE: Internal Bleeding‘s new single “Final Justice” off their forthcoming LP, Corrupting Influence, has been released, stream it below.
It looks like Pentagram mainman Bobby Liebling will not be touring with the band on their current run of spring dates on the East Coast. Here’s the official statement:
Due to circumstances that are beyond anyone’s control, that are a direct result of Bobby Liebling’s personal actions, he is unfortunately unable to appear alongside Pentagram for the spring string of East Coast concerts. The 4 dates affected are April 20th – Baltimore, MD, April 21st Richmond, VA, April 22nd New York City and April 23rd, Cambridge, MA.
Pentagram will be fulfilling these dates and our obligation to the fans and many people who’ve put time and money into setting up these gigs. We ask that you come out to celebrate this band’s legacy and music with us. The FULL LIVE SET performed will consist of classics and fan favorites. Our legendary and iconic guitar player and songwriter, Victor Griffin, will be performing the live vocals. The band will be available before and after the show for meet and greets, photos and questions. We look forward to seeing you at the shows!
Addiction recovery is a daily struggle. If you or your loved ones are affected, Pentagram and Phoenix House strongly encourages you to reach out for help. Phoenix House provides individualized, holistic drug and alcohol addiction treatment with a legacy spanning 50 years. There are facilities in every state of this tour as well as across the country. One can reach out to them at: 1-888-671-9392 or via their website: www.PhoenixHouse.org
Victor Griffin, Greg Turley, Pete Campbell
Get better, Bobby.
As stated above, the NYC show at Le Poisson Rouge this Sat. (4/22) will go on as scheduled with Pentagram guitarist Victor Griffin handling vocal duties and featuring amazing support from Brant Bjork (ex-Kyuss, ex-Fu Manchu), Royal Thunder and Black Wizard [tix are still available].
Brooklyn’s own progressive rock group Infinite Spectrum have confirmed fresh North American tour dates for this spring and summer.
The majority of the announced dates are with prog metallers Fates Warning as part of their previously mentioned ‘Theories of Flight Tour,’ which hits New York in Poughkeepsie at The Chance on June 11 [TIX], Clifton Park at Upstate Concert Hall on June 13 [TIX], Wantagh at Mulcahy’s on June 14 [TIX], Manhattan at Gramercy Theatre on June 16 [TIX], and Buffalo at Ironworks on June 20 [TIX].
Infinite Spectrum will also headline Brooklyn at Knitting Factory on July 15 as part of ‘Progpocalypse Now!,’ featuring support from The Tea Club and The Crazy Swedes [TIX]. Get all upcoming dates below.
Infinite Spectrum will be hitting the road in support of their 2016 LP on Sensory Records, Haunter of the Dark (stream it in 24-bit hi-res below).
Regarding their previously revealed stateside gigs this spring, Japanese heavy metal vets Loudness have been denied entry into the U.S., according to the Chicago Tribune:
The classic Japanese metal band, Loudness, was denied entry into the United States Tuesday night after arriving at Los Angeles International Airport due to the new immigration policies from the Trump administration.
Loudness was scheduled to appear at Reggie’s Rock Club Wednesday along with local acts Ironfinger, Pipe and Hessler.
The rest of the band’s U.S. tour has been canceled.
Reggie’s shed some extra light on the matter:
Due to the new strict policies the US government has placed on foreigners entering the country, Loudness was denied entry into the United States and sent back home this morning. All shows on the US tour are canceled. Refunds for Wednesday’s show will be issued at original point of sale.
Bummer! Loudness were set to play NYC at B.B. King on 4/25, Long Island at Revolution on 4/27 and Poughkeepsie at The Chance on 4/28 with Y&T [show will go on].
Related: Capture recently canceled their U.S. tour “due to recent changes in visa compliances within the US government.”
California prog rockers Chon have released a new single dubbed “Sleepy Tea” from their impending new album Homey, which Sumerian Records will unleash on June 16. Listen to the fresh track after the break.
In support of Homey, Chon will team up with Tera Melos, Covet and Little Tybee for a North American tour this spring/summer. A concert in New York at Manhattan’s Webster Hall has been confirmed for June 17 [TIX].
Here’s more info from Chon:
We’re super proud to show everyone our new album HOMEY. This time we tried a lot of new things out that we’ve always wanted to do, one of which being the chance to collaboration with a bunch of our favorite artists of all time, so this is a special album to us. The loose concept behind the name HOMEY comes from the music being inspired by where we live in Southern California. We rented out a space literally right in front of the beach to write / jam during the writing process of this album so that naturally had an impact on how the songs came out. A lot of magical moments went into the creation of this thing, and we hope you feel em.
Colorado black metal duo Cobalt will embark on a headlining North American tour this summer with direct support from gloom rockers Null on the west coast leg and droney doomers Aseethe on the east coast.
A show in Brooklyn at Saint Vitus has been confirmed for July 5 with ticket info to be announced soon. All tour dates have been posted below.
Cobalt‘s upcoming trek is in favor of their 2016 effort on Profound Lore Records, Slow Forever (stream it after the dates).
Aseethe recently played Saint Vitus, a live clip from their set can be viewed below.
Due to Visa issues, Australian metalcore unit Capture (formerly known as Capture the Crown) have been forced to cancel their previously announced ’The Social Suicide Tour’ with My Enemies & I, Dayseeker and Kingdom of Giants, which was scheduled to tackle Webster, NY at Harmony House on May 14 and Manhattan at The Studio at Webster Hall on May 18. Here’s complete info via a lengthy post from Capture: