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Monday, March 9, 2015

EMPIRE - TV show review

I love music. That's a no brainer, as I have a blog on which I write about music profusely. Knowing this, a mate from Philadelphia urged me with extreme force to watch EMPIRE. He kept telling me it is a good show. He would pull up songs and play them for me and needle me to tell him what I thought of the song. If I didn't care for it, he'd play it again and again and again, each time asking me what I thought. After an exasperated Fer Fox Sake! I relented and watched. Then I binged! EMPIRE is phenominal!! ZOMG! It's darn good television!

OK, to be fair, it's NOT the type of music I like. As you can see, I like heavy metal. Ne', I LOVE heavy metal. My daily fare consists of Amon Amarth, Savage Messiah, Metallica, Moonspell - music like that. And EMPIRE does NOT have music like that. Empire is a special television show as the music is specific to the show. Timbaland, whom I know from doing a Duran Duran album, is in charge of the music of Empire. So the songs are catchy, hooky, and get stuck in your head. Empire is about the Empire Records belonging to Lucious and Cookie Lyon. It features the artists on the Empire record label with the emphasis on the Lyon children. Each episode has singing by both of the children, and sometimes you get a treat with Terrance Howard singing.

Empire is about the Lyon family and their rise to being a top notch music record label. The "empire" was started by Lucious and Cookie Lyon, played by the amazing and talented Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson from The Division, Boston Legal, and the movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. They started doing music in a run down flat in Philadelphia. Cookie was involved in drugs trade and Lucious seemed to be a heavy. They were happily married and the parents of three boys. Unfortunately, a drug deal went bad, a federal agent is killed, and Cookie ends up in the nick for 17 years. Parents of the year? Nope, no more than JR and SueEllen Ewing or Edina Monsoon or Roseanne and Tom Arnold.






In that time, Lucious raises the boys with the help of Cookie's cousin and another mate. Which leads to an interesting view of what happens when it's a single father raising children in an all male environment. According to the television show EMPIRE, not much. The outcome is pretty much standard. The youngest child has no clue who this woman is tight dresses, expensive nails, high heels and mondo attitude is. He doesn't remember his mother at all. The youngest, Hakeem, is a spoiled brat. The middle child, Jamal, loves his baby brother and has few real interactions with his older brother. Jamal was and is Cookie's favourite. While Hakeem is his father's favourite. Where does that leave the oldest, Andre? Out in the frakking cold! He gets no love from his mother nor father. And at times, Lucious is downright verbally abusive to his oldest son. The character of Andre summed it up perfectly when he stated that his father doesn't love him because he isn't talented, he can't sing. Andre is the one that went to business school and has the education and business smarts to run a company. Hell, Lucious and Cookie are either showering the kids with love or verbally abusing them. There seems to be no middle ground. The kids cope the best they can.

But it isn't a captivating TV show without drama. That's why people tune in! And EMPIRE is loaded with drama. Andre is bi-polar. The actor wonderfully shows the effects of this (or being manic-depressive) in a dizzying way. Trai Byers should get an award for his performances! He's scary and loveable and everything in between. He's a level headed business man and then he decides he's fine and stops taking his meds. I'm sure this is familiar to anybody who deals with someone with a chemical imbalance and "normalizes" with medication. When Andre stops taking his meds, whoa doggie! Things get all the way live!!! The middle child, Jamal, is gay. Cookie knew he was different since he was a child. In one scary and heartbreaking scene Jamal comes out of the bedroom at age 4, maybe 5 dressed in Cookie's heels, a hat, and a scarf. Lucious loses his shite and picks the boy up, takes him outside, and dumps him in a trash bin. No lie! Lucious flat out does NOT like Jamal. Hakeem is just Hakeem. The baby of the family. The rebel. The live wire. The spoilt brat.

EMPIRE has a wonderful cast of actors including Malik Yoba, Gourey Sidibie, Naomi Campbell, and small appearances by Judd Nelson, Courtney Love, and Cuba Gooding, Jr.

EMPIRE airs Wednesday nights on FOX

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Fashion Week from NYC New Single Fendi Bender


Fashion Week from NYC release new album.
This is a great sounding basement punk album.
It's raw and riveting. It's weird and loud. It's very much a product of New York City. The album is titled ‘Prêt-à-Porter’ and will release on February 23 thru Solar Flare Records.  Listen to their first single "Fendi Bender". If you like what you hear, pick up their back albums directly from the band at their bandcamp page here: Fashion Week at Bandcamp.





BANE ANNOUNCE FINAL AUSTRALIAN TOUR

Longtime Equal Vision Records band, Bane, have  announced their final Australian tour this coming May and June with friends Defeater.  Last year Bane released their fourth and final full-length album Don't Wait Up via Equal Vision Records/Unified. The  announcement of the final album and tour comes nearly twenty years after Bane's first release,

DEFEATER AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2015
with special guests BANE

Thursday May 28 - YMCA HQ, Perth AA

Friday May 29 - Rosemount, Perth

Saturday May 30 - Fowlers Live, Adelaide Lic/AA

Sunday May 31 - Corner Hotel, Melbourne

Monday June 1 - Arrow On Swanston, Melbourne AA

Wednesday June 3 - Bald Faced Stag, Sydney Lic/AA

Thursday June 4 - Bald Faced Stag, Sydney

Friday June 5 - The Small Ballroom, Newcastle

Saturday June 6 - YAC, Byron Bay AA

Sunday June 7 - The Brightside, Brisbane

Monday June 8 - The Lab, Brisbane AA

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Ten Albums all Audiophiles Should Own

Every year I do a Top 10 List for the best albums that came out that year. I started to think about what the Top 10 Albums of all time would be. A few albums came instantly to mind. I jotted down about half of them with ready reasons as to why they were the "perfect album". Then I created a list of bands and albums I thought should be on the list. But when I compared the two, there was a chasm of difference. So I really pondered over the last few.



But here it is! Squeee If you are an avid music lover like I am, these albums (ok ok CDs) you should own and play voraciously! Click on the titles to buy or get them here: Top 10 Albums all Audiophiles Should Own

No. 10
Duke Ellington - Money Jungle
It took me several years to find this gem. This was back in the early days of the internet. The reason... Charlie Mingus on bass (who is my bass idol). I had heard of an album he did with Max Roach and had to seek it out. The combination of Mingus and Roach is the best rhythm section in the verse. It's proof god exists.


No. 9
David Bowie - Hunky Dory
It's hard to choose just one perfect David Bowie album. So I went with the one that had my favourite songs on it. It also happens to have wildly popular songs on it.
"Life on Mars"


No. 8
Alter Bridge - III
Alter Bridge's III encompasses the range of human emotions. The lyrics are deeply personal. The combination of words and music touches the soul.
"Isolation"


No. 7
HURT - Vol. 1
Vol. 1 is an emotionally charged album. Every song on Vol. 1 is perfect!
Here is "Falls Appart"


No. 6Lacuna Coil - Dark Adrenaline
Dark Adrenaline is a great heavy metal album. It rocks when it needs to. Head bangs when it needs to. And is danceable where it needs to be. It's the perfect work out album!
"Trip the Darkness" from 2012s Dark Adrenaline


No. 5
John Coltrane - My Favorite Things
A perfect composition. John Coltrane with McCoy Tyner on piano. You don't have to like The Sound of Music to appreciate how infinitely wonderful this song is. All you can saw is WOW!!
"My Favorite Things" live in Belgium 1965


No. 4 
Rage Against the Machine - Battle of  Los Angeles
RATM always had their front foot forward when releasing music. Battle of Los Angeles is a socially conscious album full of scathing lyrics and blistering compositions. It's as relevant today as it was in 1999.


No. 3
Metallica - Master of Puppets
It's Metallica. It's Master of Puppets. Classic. Heavy Metal. Nuff Said!
"Battery"


No. 2
Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
To be honest, this and the No. 1 album came to mind at the same time. I laughed out loud. Then went with this as my No. 2 pick. Fun Facts. Dark Side of the Moon was on the Billboard charts for 751 consecutive weeks, from 1973 to 1988. It reappeared in 1991 and has spent a total of 881 non-consecutive weeks on the charts. It's sold over 50 million copies since it's release. Yeah, it's THAT good!"Money"


No. 1
Pink Floyd - The Wall
Iconic. Psychedelic. Haunting. The seminal rock opera. Every song tells a compelling story. Every song you connect to on a personal level. Perfection personified.
"Another Brick in the Wall"



Monday, February 2, 2015

Bob Dylan - Stay With Me (video)

Sometimes a song comes 'cross your desk that blows you away. Bob Dylan's "Stay With Me" is such a song. Sure, it's Bob Dylan and many people will say he is an icon. I didn't grow up on his work. Sure, I liked some of his songs, but he never really did it for me. I didn't connect fully with the entirety of his body of work. "Stay With Me" instantly captured me. Maybe it's because of my age, the place where I am in life. So much loss and having to say goodbye. But it's a song that went strait to my heart. It's a lovely simple composition that tugs at your heart strings and proves again, to a new generation of users that Bob Dylan is a master wordsmith.

Bob Dylan's new album, "Shadows in the Night," out February 3.







I Am Zero - Until The Sky Falls


"Until The Sky Falls" is taken from I Am Zero's debut EP 'Darksky' - Out February 20th via UNFD.
It's part screamo. Part punk. Part rap. Part experimental. 



https://www.facebook.com/iamzeroband

Oceans Ate Alaska - Vultures And Sharks (video)

Straight forward screaming and angsty metal.  If college bro emometal is your thing, then Oceans Ate Alaska are for you. They are formulaic, by the numbers, nothing new to hear. The band is tight. And their debut album Lost Isles releases on February 20th.





You can pre-order Lost Isles here at iTunes. 

Harrow - Fallow Fields

Harrow
Fallow Fields
17 February 2015
Broken Limbs Records
7.5 of 10

Harrow's album Fallow Fields' first track reminds me of old Pink Floyd. "Pathways" is an ethereal romp through a barren musical landscape. Their is struggle in the composition, a weighty burden the listener must bear. At 14:21 the song overtakes you with angst. It's hard to listen without being swallowed up. "Through the Grey" is a more lighthearted fare. It's almost folksy in it's delivery. It hearkens travel across the wooded lands under grey and cloudy skies. Fallow Fields is not only a listening experience but a visual experience as the music evokes visions for the listener. The title track "Fallow Fields" is a dark witchy tome. Harrow is quite adept at using music to create colour and mood. The album ends with "Awake Before Dawn". It's another dark opus that combs the depth of sadness. The entire album is introspective and dark.



https://www.facebook.com/harrowblackmetal

Harrow is:
Ian Campbell – electric and acoustic guitars, vocals, bodhrán, keyboards, percussion
Jacob Moyer – drums & percussion, vocals
Kat Mason – bass, vocals
Alexia Horozian – violin

Guests:
Stephanie Knittle – cello (bass player and cellist of Alda)
Derrek Burton – backing vocals on track two (former bassist)



Nachtblut 2015 Tour Dates

Chimonas Tour 2015:

30.04.15 - Logo, Hamburg
01.05.15 - K17, Berlin
02.05.15 - Hellraiser, Leipzig
07.05.15 - Matrix, Bochum
08.05.15 - Checkpoint, Alfeld
09.05.15 - KUZ, Osterholz
14.05.15 - Rockfabrik, Nürnberg
15.05.15 - Backstage, München
16.05.15 - Central, Stuttgart
21.05.15 - Nachtleben, Frankfurt
22.05.15 - Kubana, Siegburg
23.05.15 - Club Schulz, Ottweiler


For More Info Visit:
www.nachtblut.com
www.facebook.com/Nachtblutgefluester
www.napalmrecords.com

Hate - Leviathan (video)

Poland’s death/ black metallers HATE are known for their highly dramatic soundscapes, which see menacing blastbeats melt into pure elegance! Their upcoming album Crusade:Zero definitely proves what they are made of!

Check out their brand new lyric video for the track "Leviathan“ and get ready for the album release on February 2nd in the UK & February 10th US/CAN on Napalm Records!

HATE
/w Vader

13.03.15 NL - Rotterdam / Baroeg
14.03.15 NL - Sneek / Bolwerk
15.03.15 NL - Eindhoven / Dynamo
16.03.15 FR - Lille / Aeronet
17.03.15 UK - Plymotuh / The Hub
18.03.15 UK - Nuneaton / Queens Hall
19.03.15 UK - Glasgow / Audio
20.03.15 IE - Dublin / Voodoo Lounge
21.03.15 UK - London / Underworld
22.03.15 BE - Hasselt / Muziekodroom
23.03.15 FR - Paris / Glazart
24.03.15 FR - Saint Nazaire / VIP
25.03.15 ES - Bilbao / Santana 27
26.03.15 PT - Lissabon / Paradise Garage
27.03.15 ES - Madrid / Arena
28.03.15 ES - Barcelona / Razzmatazz 2
29.03.15 CH - Martigny / Les Caves Du Manoir
30.03.15 IT - Brescia / Circolo Cologny
31.03.15 IT - Rome / Traffic Club


 Hatefest 2015
/w SIX FEET UNDER, VADER, MARDUK
+extended guests: Eisregen, Debauchery:

02.04.15 DE – Leipzig / Hellraiser
03.04.15 AT – Wien / Gasometer *extended
04.04.15 CH – Pratteln / Z7 *extended
05.04.15 DE – Essen / Weststadthalle *extended
06.04.15 DE – Saarbrücken / Garage
07.04.15 DE – Lindau / Club Vaudeville
08.04.15 DE – Ludwigsburg / Rockfabrik
09.04.15 DE – Hamburg / Markthalle
10.04.15 DE – Geiselwind / Musicall *extended
11.04.15 DE – München / Backstage *extended
12.04.15 DE – Berlin / Postbahnhof *extended


MONSTER MAGNET - NOW ON TOUR IN EUROPE!


MONSTER MAGNET is Rock 'n' Roll at its best, Rock 'n' Roll in its strongest propagation, loud & flashy Psychedelic Rock! Right at the raging psychedelic maze: Front man Dave Wyndorf, is a dazzling figure of light and leading figure in personal union.

MONSTER MAGNET are now on tour all over Europe! Germany, Belgium, UK, Sweden, Norway, Denkmark – to name just a few stops! Catch them live on the road & check all upcoming tour dates here:

                                 30.01.2015 GR - Athens / Stage Volume 1                                      
31.01.2015 GR - Thessaloniki / Principal Club Theater
02.02.2015 CH - Lausanne / Les Docks
03.02.2015 DE - Frankfurt / Batschkapp
04.02.2015 DE - München / Backstage
06.02.2015 AT - Vienna / Szene
07.02.2015 CH - Lyss / Kufa
08.02.2015 DE - Oberhausen / Turbinenhalle
10.02.2015 NL - Deventer / Burgerweeshuis
12.02.2015 BE - Antwerp / Trix
13.02.2015 UK - Nottingham / Rock City
14.02.2015 UK - Glasgow / Garage
15.02.2015 UK - London / Electric Ballroom
17.02.2015 DE - Saarbrücken / Garage
18.02.2015 NL - Eindhoven / De Effenaar
20.02.2015 DK - Arhus / Voxhall
21.02.2015 SE - Gothenborg / Sticky Fingers
22.02.2015 NO - Oslo / Parktheatret Scene
23.02.2015 NO - Stavanger / Folken
25.02.2015 DE - Bremen / Schlachthof
26.02.2015 DE - Hannover / Capitol
27.02.2015 DE - Dresden / Reithalle
28.02.2015 NL - Rotterdam / VanNelle Fabriek

Progressive Metallers id. Streaming 'id. entity' From Upcoming EP 'Sagittarius A' Due Out Feb. 10th


"id.entity is not only a multiple play on words, but a coming out party for self awareness.” comments vocalist Jason Pennington. Listen here: https://idmusic9.bandcamp.com/track/id-entity for some super heavy music from id.entity. It's experimental. It's progressive. It's doom. Fun Fact: The story behind the EP Title: ‘Sagittarius A’ is the name of the black hole in the center of our galaxy. The idea comes from a fundamental belief in a scientific world view, free of religious influence and tyranny. It outlines how people are susceptible to believe things without evidence if it appeals to their vanity, as opposed to being presented with evidence and being able to accept something that is inherently contradictory to their intuition.

Lykaion - For Love (video)


"Heavy Lullabies" by Lykaion to be released February 6th by Finnish label Inverse Records.

Line-Up:
Alessandro Sforza: Vox, guitar
Fabio Valentini: guitar
Valerio Lippera: Bass
Andrea Alberati: Drums



HIGH FIGHTER unveil first music video!



Holy and Fuck! The first video for February is heavy and sludgy and all around amazeballs.
HIGH FIGHTER, debuted summer 2014 by former members of A Million Miles, Pyogenesis and Buffalo Hump. They have just unveiled their first music video!

The band recorded their highly acclaimed debut EP “The Goat Ritual“ live and on one weekend in their rehearsal room. And it sounds phantastic!

HIGH FIGHTER have now released the official clip for “2Steps Blueskill“ from their EP “The Goat Ritual“, that was released  October 2014 as digital download on Bandcamp as well as on CD digi pack via the Napalm Records online store.




http://www.highfighter.de
http://www.facebook.com/HighFighter
http://www.highfighter.bandcamp.com

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Savage Messiah - Scavengers of Mercy live Manchester 2015

squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Since I am stuck in Korea and totally missing this tour, I am wickedly stoked to share this video of Savage Messiah doing "Scavengers of Mercy" in Manchester!




BEHEMOTH To Release Official Biography Via Metal Blade Records

Behemoth: Devil's Conquistadors by Łukasz Dunaj serves as the definitive BEHEMOTH biography. The book, officially blessed, or rather damned, by BEHEMOTH, serves as an in-depth look at the history of the events that materially influenced the band. As Dunaj points out in the intro, this isn't, "Poland's response to Motley Crüe's biography The Dirt." Simply put, Behemoth: Devil's Conquistadors is the story of BEHEMOTH, their music, their ultimate rise to the upper echelon of metal and becoming a household name in their native homeland, Poland.

A 490-page, hardcover tome that is being released by Metal Blade Records in February, Behemoth: Devil's Conquistadors includes quotes and anecdotes from current and former members that provide context and details in addition to the author's narrative, plus interviews with Tomas Krajewski, Rob Darken, Graal, Havok, and more. The artistically presented pages are splattered with old photos of the band, flyers, lyric sheets etc. Preorders are available now at metalblade.com/behemoth, and include a bundle with an exclusive shirt available ONLY with this preorder. The passages below serve as previews of the book.

From the foreword by Krzysztof Azarewicz: "If, as a cultural anthropologist, I were to point to a single cosmic force which BEHEMOTH's music expresses, I would name it not Satan but Dionysus. A deity that represents not only the intoxicating influence of cosmic energies and earthly benefits, but also their benevolent healing properties. A deity of strength and pride. A deity of creative might."

Nergal discusses the acquisition of his first electric guitar: "The first communion was a very important moment for me. I know this sounds ridiculous, but it's true. Of course, not as a religion experience - I didn't understand anything and couldn't care less. Same as all the other kids. We all stood there with our votive candles and waited for one thing. Cash. The first communion must be one moment when you get the most money you're ever going to get as a child. And for this money, I bought myself my first electric guitar. Not a bike, no Legos - a guitar."

In related news, BEHEMOTH is currently leveling stages throughout North America on a mammoth co-headlining tour with legendary death metal practitioners/labelmates, Cannibal Corpse. The month-long Winter live takeover kicks off today in New Orleans, Louisiana and will wind its way through nearly three-dozen cities, coming to a close on March 7th in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Support comes from two of Sweden's finest metal exports: Aeon and Tribulation.

BEHEMOTH w/ Cannibal Corpse, Aeon, Tribulation:
1/28/2015 House Of Blues - New Orleans, LA
1/29/2015 House Of Blues - Houston, TX
1/30/2015 Mohawk - Austin, TX
1/31/2015 House Of Blues - Dallas, TX
2/02/2015 Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM
2/03/2015 The Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO
2/05/2015 The Complex - Salt Lake City, UT
2/06/2015 House Of Blues - Las Vegas, NV
2/07/2015 The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA
2/08/2015 The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA
2/10/2015 El Corazon - Seattle, WA
2/11/2015 Comodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC
2/13/2015 Union Hall - Edmonton, AB
2/14/2015 MacEwan Hall - Calgary, AB
2/16/2015 The Garric - Winnipeg, MB
2/17/2015 Mill City Nights - Minneapolis, MN
2/18/2015 Orpheum Theater - Madison, WI
2/20/2015 House Of Blues -Chicago, IL
2/21/2015 Egyptian Room - Indianapolis, IN
2/22/2015 House Of Blues - Cleveland, OH
2/23/2015 St. Andrews Hall - Detroit, MI
2/24/2015 The Phoenix - Toronto, ON
2/25/2015 Metropolis - Montreal, QC
2/27/2015 House of Blues - Boston, MA
2/28/2015 Webster Hall - New York, NY
3/01/2015 Theater Of The Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA
3/02/2015 The Fillmore - Silver Spring, MD
3/03/2015 The Fillmore - Charlotte, NC
3/05/2015 Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
3/06/2015 Janus Landing - Tampa, FL
3/07/2015 Revolution - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Behemoth: Devil's Conquistadors will be released via Metal Blade Records on February 24th, 2015.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

AS IT IS RELEASE NEW VIDEO FOR 'DIAL TONES'

So this is what all the kids are listening to these days. I label this people and teen friendly music. Music that is inoffensive, light, easily consumed. As It Is playing Dial Tones from 2015 release Never Happy, Ever After.



www.asitisofficial.net


Ode to Bruce Campbell by Psychostick (video)

A very bizarre ode to Bruce Campbell from the parody band Psychostick. Yeaaaaaaahhhhhhh

From our New Album! "Psychostick IV: Revenge of the Vengeance" - http://psychostick.com/store



Revenge of the Vengeance CD Release Tour Part 2 w/ Downtown Brown and Urizen

April:

4-10-15 Peoria, IL @ Limelight

4-11-15 Racine, WI @ Route 20

4-12-15 Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom

4-14-15 Lincoln, NE @ Vega

4-16-15 Denver, CO @ Roxy Theater

4-17-15 Colorado Springs, CO @ Sunshine Studios Live

4-18-15 Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater

4-19-15 Las Vegas, NV @ The Bunkhouse

4-21-15 Chico, CA @ La Salles

4-22-15 San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge

4-28-15 San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick

4-29-15 Mesa, AZ @ Club Red

4-30-15 Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole

May:

5-2-15 Lubbock, TX @ Backstage

5-3-15 Midland, TX @ Blue Max

5-5-15 Abilene, TX @ The Silo

5-6-15 Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog

5-7-15 San Antonio, TX @ Korova

5-8-15 Houston, TX @ Scout Bar

5-9-15 Dallas, TX @ Curtain Club

5-10-15 Tulsa, OK @ Vanguard

5-12-15 Sauget, IL @ Pop's

5-13-15 Joliet, IL @ Mojoes

5-14-15 Westland, MI @ Token Lounge

5-15-15 Lansing, MI @ The Loft

5-16-15 Cherry Valley, IL @ Take 20

Saturday, January 24, 2015

DARK HORSE ANNOUNCES THE ART OF SATOSHI KON

This August, Dark Horse remembers an animation legend and his works with The Art of Satoshi Kon.

A director who blazed a brilliant animation career before his tragic passing in 2010, Kon is immortalized in this special hardcover volume that covers the whole of his incredible career. Encompassing everything from illustrations for his movies Perfect Blue, Tokyo Godfathers, Millennium Actress, and Paprika and his television series Paranoia Agent, to his manga, commercial art, and more, The Art of Satoshi Kon is an oversized, 136-page tribute to a master of anime filmmaking.

Including a special appreciation from Darren Aronofsky, The Art of Satoshi Kon celebrates a lifetime of Kon’s work, including several little-known and incomplete projects.


DARK HORSE AND NAUGHTY DOG JOIN FORCES FOR THE ART OF THE UNCHARTED TRILOGY

Hot off the success of The Art of The Last of Us and The Art of Naughty Dog, Dark Horse Comics and Naughty Dog are launching The Art of the UNCHARTED Trilogy in April 2015.

A breathtaking, comprehensive exploration into the critically acclaimed UNCHARTED™ video game franchise, The Art of the UNCHARTED Trilogy offers a detailed look at the art of one of the most exciting game series of this generation. Filled with never-before-seen art from Naughty Dog spanning UNCHARTED: Drake’s Fortune™, UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves™, and UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception™, with insightful commentary from the games’ creators, this epic volume is an incredible opportunity to own a piece of UNCHARTED history.

“With each UNCHARTED game we make we strive to set a new bar for video game art, design, and tech,” said Erick Pangilinan, art director at Naughty Dog. “This book is an inside look at our creative process, the technology, and the artistry that goes into making Nathan Drake’s adventures come to life. Fans of the series and art in general will find many hidden treasures in this book.”

Available in April, The Art of the UNCHARTED Trilogy retails for $39.99 at Amazon and Barnes and Noble  .

Bands on Tour


ABSTRACTER:
3/07/2015 First Church Of The Buzzard - Oakland, CA *Record Release Show: w/ Dispirit, Alaric, Church [info]

AEON w/ Behemoth, Cannibal Corpse, Tribulation:
2/02/2014 Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM
2/03/2014 The Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO
2/05/2014 The Complex - Salt Lake City, UT
2/06/2014 House Of Blues - Las Vegas, NV
2/07/2014 The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA
2/08/2014 The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA
2/10/2014 El Corazon - Seattle, WA
2/11/2014 Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC
2/13/2014 Union Hall - Edmonton, AB
2/14/2014 MacEwan Hall - Calgary, AB
2/16/2014 The Garric - Winnipeg, MB
2/17/2014 Mill City Nights - Minneapolis, MN
2/18/2014 Orpheum Theater - Madison, WI
2/20/2014 House Of Blues - Chicago, IL
2/21/2014 Egyptian Room - Indianapolis, IN
2/22/2014 House Of Blues - Cleveland, OH
2/23/2014 St. Andrews Hall - Detroit, MI
2/24/2014 The Phoenix - Toronto, ON
2/25/2014 Metropolis - Montreal, QC
2/27/2014 House of Blues - Boston, MA
2/28/2014 Webster Hall - New York, NY
3/01/2014 Theater Of The Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA
3/02/2014 The Fillmore - Silver Spring, MD
3/03/2014 The Fillmore - Charlotte, NC
3/05/2014 Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
3/06/2014 Janus Landing - Tampa, FL
3/07/2014 Revolution - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

ARMORED SAINT w/ Saxon:
5/08/2015 BB King's - New York, NY
5/09/2015 The Palladium - Worcester, MA
5/30/2015 House of Blues - W. Hollywood, CA

BEHEMOTH w/ Cannibal Corpse, Aeon, Tribulation:
2/02/2014 Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM
2/03/2014 The Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO
2/05/2014 The Complex - Salt Lake City, UT
2/06/2014 House Of Blues - Las Vegas, NV
2/07/2014 The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA
2/08/2014 The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA
2/10/2014 El Corazon - Seattle, WA
2/11/2014Comodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC
2/13/2014 Union Hall - Edmonton, AB
2/14/2014 MacEwan Hall - Calgary, AB
2/16/2014 The Garric - Winnipeg, MB
2/17/2014 Mill City Nights - Minneapolis, MN
2/18/2014 Orpheum Theater - Madison, WI
2/20/2014 House Of Blues -Chicago, IL
2/21/2014 Egyptian Room - Indianapolis, IN
2/22/2014 House Of Blues - Cleveland, OH
2/23/2014 St. Andrews Hall - Detroit, MI
2/24/2014 The Phoenix - Toronto, ON
2/25/2014 Metropolis - Montreal, QC
2/27/2014 House of Blues - Boston, MA
2/28/2014 Webster Hall - New York, NY
3/01/2014 Theater Of The Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA
3/02/2014 The Fillmore - Silver Spring, MD
3/03/2014 The Fillmore - Charlotte, NC
3/05/2014 Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
3/06/2014 Janus Landing - Tampa, FL
3/07/2014 Revolution - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

CANCER BATS w/ Exalt:
3/15/2015 Magic Stick - Detroit, MI
3/16/2015 Fubar -St. Louis, MO
3/17/2015 SXSW - Austin, TX
3/23/2015 The End - Nashville, TN
3/24/2015 Strange Matter - Richmond, VA
3/25/2015 Underground Arts - Philadelphia, PA
3/26/2015 Cake Shop - New York, NY
3/27/2015 Middle East - Upstairs - Cambridge, MA
3/28/2015 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY

CANNIBAL CORPSE w/ Behemoth, Aeon, Tribulation:
2/02/2014 Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM
2/03/2014 The Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO
2/05/2014 The Complex - Salt Lake City, UT
2/06/2014 House Of Blues - Las Vegas, NV
2/07/2014 The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA
2/08/2014 The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA
2/10/2014 El Corazon - Seattle, WA
2/11/2014Comodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC
2/13/2014 Union Hall - Edmonton, AB
2/14/2014 MacEwan Hall - Calgary, AB
2/16/2014 The Garric - Winnipeg, MB
2/17/2014 Mill City Nights - Minneapolis, MN
2/18/2014 Orpheum Theater - Madison, WI
2/20/2014 House Of Blues -Chicago, IL
2/21/2014 Egyptian Room - Indianapolis, IN
2/22/2014 House Of Blues - Cleveland, OH
2/23/2014 St. Andrews Hall - Detroit, MI
2/24/2014 The Phoenix - Toronto, ON
2/25/2014 Metropolis - Montreal, QC
2/27/2014 House of Blues - Boston, MA
2/28/2014 Webster Hall - New York, NY
3/01/2014 Theater Of The Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA
3/02/2014 The Fillmore - Silver Spring, MD
3/03/2014 The Fillmore - Charlotte, NC
3/05/2014 Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
3/06/2014 Janus Landing - Tampa, FL
3/07/2014 Revolution - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

CDC:
4/04-05/2015 Club Aqua - Jacksonville, FL @ Southeast Beast [info]
4/11/2015 Club 77 - San Juan, Puerto Rico

CLASSHOLE:
2/19/2015 Red 7 - Austin, TX
2/20/2015 Remo's - Fort Worth, TX
2/21/2015 Hangar 21 - Shreveport, LA

COWARDS:
2/08/2015 Burning Light Fest - Lisbon, PT w/ Bölzer, Plebeian Grandstand, Oathbreaker, Black Heart Rebellion, Acid Deathtrip, more [info]
3/05/2015 La Scène Michelet - Nantes, FR w/ Calvaiire, Like Pigs On Embers
3/06/2015 TBA - Rouen, FR
3/07/2015 Le Bocal - Caen, FR w/ Maussade, Defiance

DISGRACE w/ Harm's Way, Enough Said:
1/23/2015 PBW - Pomona, CA
1/24/2015 Colony - Sacramento, CA
1/25/2015 924 Gilman - Berkeley, CA
1/26/2015 Ventura Music Factory - Ventura, CA

DISCOURSE:
2/04/2015 The Forge - Birmingham, AL w/ Blistered
2/05/2015 Corcosa House - Memphis, TN w/ Blistered
2/06-07/20015 Nelligan Hall - Louisville, KY w/ Blistered @ Mid West Blood Fest [info]
2/08/2015 The Livery - Dayton, OH w/ Blistered
2/09/2015 Cafe Coco - Nashville, TN w/ Blistered
2/10/2015 TBA - Chattanooga, TN w/ Blistered
4/17/2015 The Palladium - Worcester, MA @ New England Metal & Hardcore Fest [info]

DOWNFALL OF GAIA:
1/23/2015 Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA
1/24/2015 Mojo 13 - Wilmington, DE
1/25/2015 Metro Gallery - Baltimore, MD
1/26/2015 DC9 - Washington, DC
1/27/2015 Strange Matter - Richmond, VA
1/28/2015 The Earl - Atlanta, GA
1/29/2015 Will's Pub - Orlando, FL
1/30/2015 Churchill's - Miami, FL
1/31/2015 Fubar - St. Petersburg, FL
2/01/2015 The Handlebar - Pensacola, FL
2/02/2014 The Maze - New Orleans, LA
2/03/2015 Dirty Dog - Austin, TX
2/04/2015 Double Wide - Dallas, TX
2/05/2015 Fubar - St. Louis, MO
2/06/2015 Red Line Tap - Chicago, IL
2/07/2015 The Wisco - Madison, WI
2/08/2015 Now That's Class - Cleveland, OH
2/09/2015 The Shop - Pittsburgh, PA
2/10/2015 The Monkey House - Burlington, VT
2/11/2015 UANC - North Haven, CT
2/12/2015 O'Brien's - Boston, MA
2/13/2015 Saint Vitus - New York, NY

DRAGONFORCE w/ Kamelot:
4/27/2015 Soundstage - Baltimore, MD
4/28/2015 The Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA
4/29/2015 Webster Hall - New York, NY
5/01/2015 The Palladium - Worcester, MA
5/02/2015 Metropolis - Montreal, QC
5/03/2015 Phoenix Concert Theater - Toronto, ON
5/05/2015 Newport Music Hall - Columbus, OH
5/06/2015 Mojoes - Joliet, IL
5/07/2015 Mill City Nights - Minneapolis, MN
5/09/2015 Garrick Centre - Winnipeg, MB
5/10/2015 Louis Pub - Saskatoon, SK
5/11/2015 MacEwan Hall Ballroom - Calgary, AB
5/12/2015 Union Hall - Edmonton, AB
5/14/2015 The Grand Ballroom at the Regency - San Francisco, CA
5/15/2015 The Grove - Anaheim, CA
5/16/2015 Marquee Theater - Tempe, AZ
5/18/2015 Ogden Theater - Denver, CO
5/20/2015 Emos - Austin, TX
5/21/2015 Iron City Live - Birmingham, AL
5/22/2015 New Orleans Civic Theatre- New Orleans, LA
5/23/2015 House of Blues (Orlando) - Lake Buena Vista, FL

EARTH w/ Black Spirituals, Don McGreevy & Rogier Smal Duo:
1/22/2015 OCCII - Amsterdam, NL
1/23/2015 La Maroquinerie - Paris, FR
1/24/2015 L'Epicerie Moderne - Lyon, FR
1/25/2015 Dachstock - Reitschule - Bern, CH
1/27/2015 Antigel Festival - Geneva, CH *
1/28/2015 Lo Fi Club - Milan, IT
1/29/2015 Init Club - Rome, IT
1/30/2015 Freakout Club - Bologna, IT
1/31/2015 Orpheum Extra - Graz, AT
2/01/2015 Kino Siska - Ljubljana, SK
2/02/2015 Arena - Vienna, AT
2/03/2015 Mochvara Klub - Zagreb, HR
2/04/2015 A38 - Budapest, HU
2/06/2015 K4 - Nurnberg, DE
2/07/2015 Club Manufaktur - Schorndorf, DE
2/08/2015 Volksbuhne - Berlin, DE
2/09/2015 Pipl - Moscow, RU w/ Nadja *
2/10/2015 Kuudes Linja - Helsinki, FI w/ Janne Westerlund *
2/11/2015 Debaser Strand - Stockholm, SE
2/12/2015 Vulkan Arena - Oslo, NO
2/13/2015 Truckstop Alaska - Gothenburg, SE
2/14/2015 Voxhall - Aarhus, DE
2/15/2015 Jazzhouse - Copenhagen, DK
2/17/2015 FZW - Dortmund, DE
2/18/2015 Vera - Groningen, NL
2/20/2015 Islington Assembly Hall - London, UK
2/21/2015 The Oobleck - Birmingham, UK
2/22/2015 Brudenell Social Club - Leeds, UK
2/23/2015 The Cluny - Newcastle, UK
2/24/2015 The Komedia - Brighton, UK
2/25/2015 De Kreun - Kortrijk, BE
2/27/2015 Kyttaro Club - Athens, GR *
2/28/2015 Borusan Müzik Evi - Istanbul, TU *
[* EARTH only]
5/08-5/10/2015 Austin Psych Fest: Levitation - Austin, TX
5/15-17/2015 The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA @ Psycho California

ENSIFERUM:
1/22-1/26/2015 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise - Miami, FL
2/27/2015 Pakkahuone - Tampere, FI
2/28/2015 Rytmikorjaamo - Seianajoki, FI
3/06/2015 Lutakko - Jyvaskyla, FI
3/07/2015 Nosturi - Helsinki, FI
w/ Insomnium, Omnium Gatherum:
3/11/2015 Zeche - Bochum, DE
3/12/2015 Rockfabrik - Ludwigsburg, DE
3/13/2015 Backstage - München, DE
3/14/2015 Masters of Rock Café - Zlin, CZ
3/15/2015 Club 202 - Budapest, HU
3/16/2015 Szene - Wien, AT
3/18/2015 Live Club - Milan, IT
3/19/2015 Les Docks - Lausanne, CH
3/20/2015 La Laiterie - Strasbourg, FR
3/21/2015 Z7 - Pratteln, CH
3/22/2015 Ninkasi Kao - Lyon, FR
3/23/2015 Le Bataclan - Paris, FR
3/24/2015 O2 Academy Islington-  London, UK
3/25/2015 Patronaat - Haarlem, NL
3/26/2015 Hedon - Zwolle, NL
3/27/2015 Biebob - Vosselaar, BE
3/28/2015 Tivoli - Bremen, DE
3/29/2015 Grünspan - Hamburg, DE
3/30/2015 Vega - Copenhagen, DK
3/31/2015 Göta Källare - Stockholm, SE
4/01/2015 Sticky Fingers - Gothenburg, SE
4/02/2015 Inferno Metal Festival - Oslo, NO
Festivals Summer 2015:
8/13/2015 Rockstadt Extremefest - Rasnov, DE
6/19/2015 - 6/21/2015 Hellfest - Clisson, FR
7/30/2015 - 8/1/2015 Wacken Open Air - Wacken, DE
8/06/2015 - 8/8/2015 Party San Open Air - Schlotheim, DE
8/09/2015 Bloodstock Open Air - Walton-On-Trent, GB
8/13/2015 - 8/15/2015 Summer Breeze - Dinkelsbühl, DE

EXHUMED:
1/24/2015 The Rock - Tucson, AZ
1/25/2015 Red 7 - Austin, TX
w/ Napalm Death, Voivod, Iron Reagan, Black Crown Initiate:
1/27/2015 Grand Central - Miami, FL w/ Ringworm
1/28/2015 State Theater - St. Petersburg, FL w/ Ringworm
1/29/2015 The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA w/ Ringworm
1/30/2015 Ziggy's - Winston-Salem, NC w/ Ringworm
1/31/2015 Soundstage - Baltimore, MD w/ Ringworm
2/02/2015 Gramercy Theater - New York, NY w/ Ringworm
2/03/2015 Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA w/ Ringworm
2/04/2015 Opera House - Toronto, ON
2/05/2015 Maverick's - Ottawa, ON
2/06/2015 Club Soda - Montreal, QC
2/07/2015 Palladium - Worcester, MA w/ Ringworm
2/08/2015 The Chance - Poughkeepsie, NY w/ Ringworm
2/09/2015 Agora Ballroom - Cleveland, OH w/ Ringworm
2/10/2015 Reggie's - Chicago, IL w/ Ringworm
2/11/2015 Amsterdam - Minneapolis, MN w/ Ringworm
2/12/2015 The Zoo - Winnipeg, MB
2/13/2015 The Exchange - Regina, SK
2/14/2015 Republik - Calgary, AB
2/15/2015 Starlite Room - Edmonton, AB
2/17/2015 Rickshaw Theater - Vancouver, BC w/ Dayglo Abortions
2/18/2015 Studio Seven - Seattle, WA w/ Theories
2/19/2015 Hawthorne Theater - Portland, OR
2/20/2015 Metro - Oakland, CA w/ Phobia
2/21/2015 Strummers - Fresno, CA w/ Phobia
2/22/2015 House of Blues - Los Angeles, CA
2/23/2015 Club Red - Tempe, AZ w/ Phobia
2/24/2015 Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM w/ Phobia
2/25/2015 Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO w/ Phobia
2/26/2015 Granada Theater - Lawrence, KS w/ Phobia
2/27/2015 Gas Monkey - Dallas, TX w/ Phobia
2/28/2015 Fitzgerald's - Houston, TX w/ Phobia

EYEHATEGOD:
1/23/2015 Moose Lodge - Lancaster, CA
1/24/2015 Alex's Bar - Long Beach, CA
1/25/2015 Sweet Springs Saloon - San Luis Obispo, CA
1/26/2015 Strummers - Fresno, CA
2/04/2015 Brighton Music Hall - Boston MA
2/05/2015 The Clash Bar - Clifton, NJ
2/06/2015 Saint Vitus - Brooklyn, NY
2/07/2015 Saint Vitus - Brooklyn, NY
2/08/2015 Ottobar - Baltimore, MD w/ Cro Mags, Saint Vitus, Misery Index
4/09/2015 Roadburn - Tilburg, NL
4/10/2015 Roadburn - Tilburg, NL

FALLUJAH w/ The Contortionist, Revocation, Toothgrinder:
2/07/2015 Emerson Theater - Indianapoli, IN
2/08/2015 Mojoes - Joliet, IL
2/10/2015 The End - Nashville, TN
2/11/2015 The Concourse - Knoxville, TN
2/13/2015 1904 Music Hall - Jacksonville, FL
2/14/2015 The Orpheum - Tampa, FL
2/15/2015 Backbooth - Orlando, FL
2/17/2015 Greene Street Club - Greensboro, NC
2/18/2015 Empire West - Springfield, VA
2/19/2015 Revolution Music Hall - Amityville, NY
2/20/2015 Webster Underground - Hartford, CT
2/21/2015 Brighton Music Hall - Brighton, MA
2/22/2015 Le Petit Campus - Montreal, QC
2/23/2015 Le Cercle - Quebec City, QC
2/25/2015 Mavericks - Ottawa, ON
2/26/2015 Tattoo Rock Parlour - Toronto, ON
2/27/2015 The Intersection - Grand Rapids, MI
2/28/2015 Thompson House - Newport, KY

FASHION WEEK w/ Sky Acre:
2/06/2015 Beerland - Austin, TX
2/07/2015 Chekcpoint Charlie's - New Orleans, LA
2/08/2015 Gene's Lounge - Pensacola, FL
2/09/2015 Caledonia - Athens, GA
2/10/2015 Copper Top - Huntsville, AL
2/11/2015 Eisenhouser - Murfeesboro, TN
2/12/2015 Springwater - Nashville, TN
2/13/2015 M.F. Metal Music - Little Rock, AR
2/15/2015 The Yeti - Tulsa, OK

FUCKING INVINCIBLE:
2/27-3/01/2014 Bad Ass Weekend 3 - Houston, TX

GNAW THEIR TONGUES:
10/09-11/2015 Oakland Metro - Oakland, CA @ California Deathfest [info]

GOATSNAKE:
5/24/2014 Maryland Deathfest - Baltimore, MD w/ Amorphis, Anaal Nathrakh, Inverloch, Neurosis, Primordial, Winter, more
5/29-31/2015 Temples Festival - Bristol, UK w/ Sunn O))), Today Is The Day and Martyrdöd

GOATWHORE w/ Skeletonwitch, Mortals:
4/03/2015 Inferno Fest - Oslo, NO
4/04/2015 Kulturakademin- Motala, SW
4/06/2015 Pumpehuset - Copenhagen, DK
4/07/2015 Hafenklang - Hamburg, DE
4/08/2015 Bastard Club - Osnabruck, DE
4/09/2015 013 - Tilburg, NL
4/11/2015 Sound Control  - Manchester, UK
4/12/2015 Voodoo Lounge - Dublin, IE
4/13/2015 Ivory Blacks  - Glasgow, UK
4/14/2015 The Oobleck  - Birmingham, UK
4/15/2015 Corporation - Sheffield, UK
4/16/2015 Underworld - London, UK
4/17/2015 Magasin 4 - Brussels, BE
4/18/2015 Underground - Koln, DE
4/19/2015 Covent Garden - Paris, FR
4/20/2015 La Nef - Angouleme, FR
4/21/2015 Sala Lemon  - Madrid, ES
4/22/2015 Sala Razz 3  - Barcelona, ES
4/23/2015 MJC O Totem - Lyon, FR
4/24/2015 Dynamo/Werk 21 - Zurich, CH
4/25/2015 Lo Fi - Milan, IT
4/26/2015 Traffic Live - Rome, IT
4/27/2015 p.m.k. - Innsbruck, AT
4/28/2015 Backstage - Munchen, DE
4/29/2015 Conne Island  - Leipzig, DE
4/30/2015  Magnet - Berlin, DE
5/01/2015  Arena - Wien, AT
5/02/2015 Exit-us - Prague, CR

HOD:
1/23/2015 5th Quarter Lounge - Indianapolis, IN w/ Carpathian Funeral, Ptahil, more
1/24/2015 Cobra Lounge- Chicago, IL w/ Carpathian Funeral, Imperial Savagery, more
3/20/2015 Siberia - New Orleans, LA
3/21/2015 Churchill's Pub - Miami, FL w/ Kult Ov Azazel, Solstice, Druid Lord, more

INANIMATE EXISTENCE w/ Wrvth:
2/26/2015 The 207 - Stockton, CA
2/27/2015 EPEK Print Shop - Salinas, CA
2/28/2015 Musichead - Medford, OR
3/01/2015 The Third Street Pub - Bend, OR
3/02/2015 The Pin - Spokane, WA
3/03/2015 The Palace Lounge - Missoula, MT
3/04/2015 Machinery Row - Great Falls, MT
3/05/2015 Loading Dock - Salt Lake City, UT
3/06/2015 Bushwackers Saloon - Denver, CO
3/07/2015 The Blu Phoenix - Albuquerque, NM
3/08/2015 Joe's Grotto - Phoenix, AZ
3/09/2015 Slidebar - Fullerton, CA
3/10/2015 Boondocks Tavern - Banning, CA
3/11/2015 White Oak Music - Van Nuys, CA
3/12/2015 Strummer's - Fresno, CA FREE Show!
3/13/2015 The Divebar - Las Vegas, NV
3/14/2015 Arlene Francis Center - Santa Rosa, CA
3/15/2015 On The Y - Sacramento, CA

IN DEFENCE:
2/01/2015 Minnehaha Free Space - Minneapolis, MN
2/02/2015 Memory Lanes - Minneapolis, MN
2/03/2015 Underground Rock Shop - Des Moines, IA
2/04/2014 Vandals - Kansas City, MO
2/05/2015 The Conservatory - Oklahoma City, OK
2/06/2015 Three Links - Dallas, TX
2/07/2015 TBA - Austin, TX
2/08/2015 Limelight - San Antonio, TX
2/09/2015 Fitzgeralds - Houston, TX
2/10/2015 Siberia - New Orleans, LA
2/11/2015 Handlebar - Pensacola, FL
2/12/2015 TV Land - Tallahassee, FL
2/13/2015 Fubar Downtown - Tampa, FL
2/14/2015 Shantytown - Jacksonville, FL
2/15/2015 Churchills - Miami, FL
2/16/2015 TBA - St. Augustine, FL
2/17/2015 Uncle Lou's Entertainment Hall - Orlando, FL
2/18/2015 (A) Space - Gainesville, FL
2/19/2015 The Guild Hall - Savannah, GA
2/20/2015 Poison Lawn - Knoxville, TN
2/21/2015 Tower 2 - Nashville, TN
2/22/2015 The Demo - St. Louis, MO
2/23/2015 Peste De Merde - Columbia, MO
2/24/2015 The Health Club - Omaha, NE

KARMA TO BURN:
1/23/2015 Mangos - Houston, TX
1/24/2015 Mohawk - Austin, TX
1/25/2015 Double Wide - Dallas, TX
1/27/2015 Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM
1/28/2015 The Nile Theater - Mesa, AZ
1/30/2015 Loaded - Hollywood, CA
1/31/2015 Bottom of the Hill - San Francisco, CA
2/01/2015 Starlite Lounge - Sacramento, CA
2/03/2015 El Corazon - Seattle, WA
2/04/2015 Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, BC
2/06/2015 Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR
2/07/2015 The Shredder - Boise, ID
2/08/2015 Area 51 - Salt Lake City, UT
2/09/2015 Lost Lake Lounge - Denver, CO
2/10/2015 Replay Lounge - Lawrence, KS
2/11/2015 Fubar - St Louis, MO
2/12/2015 Red Line Tap - Chicago, IL
2/13/2015 123 Pleasant Street - Morgantown, WV

KING PARROT w/ Weedeater:
3/06/2015 Kavka - Antwerpen, BE
3/07/2015 Sound Control  - Manchester, UK
3/08/2015 Underworld  - London, UK
3/09/2015 Aeronef -  Lille, FR
3/10/2015 Glazart - Paris, FR
3/11/2015 Ptr,Usine  - Geneva, CH
3/12/2015 Freak Out  - Bologna, IW
3/13/2015 Juha West  - Stuttgart, DE
3/14/2015 Vortex Surfer  - Siegen, DE
3/15/2015 Burgerweeshuis - Deventer, NL
3/21/2015 The Lost Well - Austin, TX [more]
3/24/2015 Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM [more]
3/25/2015 Pub Rock Live - Scottsdale, AZ [more]
3/26/2015 Casbah - San Diego, CA [more]
3/27/2015 The Complex - Los Angeles, CA [more]
3/28/2015 Catalyst - Santa Cruz, CA [more]
3/29/2015 DNA - San Francisco, CA [more]
3/30/2015 Starlite Lounge - Sacramento, CA [more]
3/31/2015 Dante's - Portland, OR [more]
4/01/2015 Studio Seven - Seattle, WA [more]
4/02/2015 The Pin - Spokane, WA [more]
4/03/2015 Neurolux - Boise, ID [more]
4/04/2015 In The Venue - Salt Lake City, UT [more]
4/05/2015 Bluebird Theater - Denver, CO [more]
4/07/2015 Riot Room - Kansas City, MO [more]
4/08/2015 Wooly's - Des Moines, IA [more]
4/09/2015 Rock Island Brewing - Rock Island, IL [more]
4/10/2015 Pyramid Scheme - Grand Rapids, MI [more]
4/11/2015 Subterranean - Chicago, IL [more]
4/12/2015 Grog Shop - Cleveland, OH [more]
4/13/2015 Saint Vitus - Brooklyn, NY [more]
4/14/2015 Nectars - Burlington, VT [more]
4/15/2015 T.T. The Bear's Place - Boston, MA [more]
4/16/2015 Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA [more]
4/18/2015 Ziggy's By The Sea - Wilmington, NC [more]

MAID MYRIAD:
2/06/2015 Buzzbin Shop - Canton, OH
2/07/2015 Backroom Studios - Rockaway, NJ w/ East Of The Wall, El Drugstore, Zevious
2/13/2015 AS220 - Providence, RI
2/15/2015 Charm City Art Space - Baltimore, MD
2/20/2015 123 Pleasant Street - Morgantown, WV
2/22/2015 The Main Street Cafe - Clarksburg, WV

NEUROSIS:
5/24/2015 Maryland Deathfest - Baltimore, MD w/ Amorphis, Anaal Nathrakh, Goatsnake, Primordial, more [info]

OBLITERATIONS:
2/11/2015 Great Scott - Boston, MA w/ Sick Feeling
2/12/2015 L'Agitee - Quebec City, QC w/ Sick Feeling
2/13/2015 Turbo Haus - Montreal, QC w/ Sick Feeling
2/14/2015 Hard Luck - Toronto, ON w/ Sick Feeling
2/15/2015 Call The Office - London, ON w/ Sick Feeling
2/16/2015 Magic Stick Lounge - Detroit, MI w/ Sick Feeling
2/17/2015 Beat Kitchen - Chicago, IL w/ Sick Feeling
2/18/2015 Beachland Tavern - Cleveland, OH w/ Sick Feeling
2/19/2015 Smiling Moose - Pittsburgh, PA w/ Sick Feeling
2/20/2015 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY w/ Sick Feeling
2/21/2015 Boot & Saddle - Philadelphia, PA w/ Sick Feeling
5/29-31/2015 Temples Festival - Bristol, UK w/ Converge, Sunn O))), Nails

POWER TRIP:
2/23/2015 Walter's - Houston, TX w/ S.H.I.T.
2/24/2015 The North Door - Austin, TX w/ S.H.I.T.
2/25/2015 1011 - San Antonio, TX w/ S.H.I.T.
3/03/2015 Outland Ballroom - Springfield, MO
3/04/2015 Beat Kitchen - Chicago, IL w/ Build and Destroy
3/05/2015 Magic Stick - Detroit, MI w/ Build and Destroy
3/06/2015 Grog Shop - Cleveland Heights, OH w/ Title Fight, Merchandise
3/07/2015 The Ready Room - St. Louis, MO w/ Title Fight, Merchandise
3/08/2015 The Bottleneck - Lawrence, KS w/ Title Fight, Merchandise
3/09/2015 Marquis Theatre - Denver, CO w/ Title Fight, Merchandise
3/10/2015 Loading Dock - Salt Lake City, UT w/ Title Fight, Merchandise
3/12/2015 The Catalyst Atrium - Santa Cruz, CA w/ Title Fight, Merchandise
3/13/2015 Slim's - San Francisco, CA w/ Title Fight, Merchandise
3/14/2015 The Regent - Los Angeles, CA w/ Title Fight, Merchandise
3/15/2015 The Glass House - Pomona, CA w/ Title Fight, Merchandise
3/16/2015 Club Red - Mesa, AZ w/ Title Fight, Merchandise
3/17/2015 Sister - Albuquerque, NM w/ Merchandise
3/18/2015 Primal Skate Shop - Abilene, TX w/ Merchandise
3/22/2015 South By So What?! - Grand Prairie,TX [info]

POWERED WIG MACHINE:
2/21/2015 The Rock - Tucson, AZ @ Borderlands Fuzz Fiesta w/ Fireball Ministry, Wo Fat, Mos Generator, more [info]
3/11/2015 The Rialto Theatre - Tucson, AZ w/ Uriah Heep

PRIMITIVE MAN:
3/30/2015 Unicorn - London, UK w/ Sea Bastard
3/31/2015 TBA - Nottingham, UK w/ Sea Bastard
4/01/2015 Roadhouse - Manchester, UK w/ Sea Bastard
4/02/2015 South Sea Live - Sheffield, UK w/ Sea Bastard
4/03/2015 South Sea Live - Newcastle, UK w/ Sea Bastard
4/04/2015 Audio - Glasgow, UK w/ Sea Bastard
4/05/2015 Bannermans - Edinburgh, UK w/ Sea Bastard
5/16/2015 TBA - Omaha, NE w/ Wake
5/17/2015 The Black Hole - Cedar Falls, IA w/ Wake
5/18/2015 Skeletunes Lounge - Fortwayne, IN w/ Wake
5/19/2015 The Sanctuary - Detroit, MI w/ Wake
5/20/2015 Now That's Class - Cleveland, OH w/ Wake
5/21 - 5/25/2015 Maryland Death Fest - Baltimore, MD
5/26/2015 Strange Matter - Richmond, VA
5/27/2015 TBA - Dayton, OH
5/28/2015 The Demo - St. Louis, MO
5/29/2015 Flux Capacitor - Colorado Springs, CO

PRIMORDIAL:
1/24/2015 Magazin4 - Brussels, BE
2/05/2015 Audio - Glasgow, UK
2/06/2015 Sound Control - Manchester, UK
2/07/2015 Islington Academy - London, UK
2/19/2015 Blastfest 2015 - Bergen, NO
2/21/2015 Volta Club - Moscow, RU
4/04/2015 Radau gegen HIV - Münster, DE
4/05/2015 Dark Easter Metal Meeting - München, DE
6/13-14/2015 Metalhead Meeting 2015 - Bucharest, RO
6/19-21/2015 Graspop Metal Meeting - Dessel, BE
7/17/2015 Bang Your Head - Balingen, DE

REVOCATION w/ The Contortionist, Fallujah, Toothgrinder
2/07/2015 Emerson Theater - Indianapoli, IN
2/08/2015 Mojoes -  Joliet, IL
2/10/2015 The End - Nashville, TN
2/11/2015 The Concourse - Knoxville, TN
2/13/2015 1904 Music Hall - Jacksonville, FL
2/14/2015 The Orpheum - Tampa, FL
2/15/2015 Backbooth - Orlando, FL
2/17/2015 Greene Street Club - Greensboro, NC
2/18/2015 Empire West - Springfield, VA
2/19/2015 Revolution Music Hall - Amityville, NY
2/20/2015 Webster Underground - Hartford, CT
2/21/2015 Brighton Music Hall - Brighton, MA
2/22/2015 Le Petit Campus - Montreal, QC
2/23/2015 Le Cercle - Quebec City, QC
2/25/2015 Mavericks - Ottawa, ON
2/26/2015 Tattoo Rock Parlour - Toronto, ON
2/27/2015 The Intersection - Grand Rapids, MI
2/28/2015 Thompson House - Newport, KY

SORXE:
1/26/2015 Crescent Ballroom - Phoenix, AZ w/ Helms Alee, Marriages

THE DRIP:
2/22/2015 333 - Vancouver, BC w/ Enabler, Call Of The Void
2/23/2015 The Highline - Seattle, WA w/ Enabler, Call Of The Void
2/24/2015 The Hop - Spokane, WA w/ Enabler, Call Of The Void

THE ROAD HOME:
1/22/2015 1234 Go! Records - Oakland, CA - in-store performance [info]
1/23/2015 Metavinyl - Santa Cruz, CA [info]
1/24/2015 Audies Olympic - Fresno, CA [info]
1/25/2015 Against The Stream Buddhist Meditation Society - Los Angeles, CA
1/27/2015 TKO Records - Huntington Beach, CA - in-store performance [info]
1/28/2015 Yucca Tap Room - Phoenix, AZ [info]
1/29/2015 Dive Bar - Las Vegas, NV
1/30/2015 Heart of Gold Tattoo - Salt Lake City, UT
1/31/2015 Crazy Heart - Boise, ID
2/02/2015 The Shakedown - Bellingham, WA [info]
2/03/2015 El Corazon - Seattle, WA [info]
2/04/2015 Hawthorne Theatre front room - Portland, OR [info]

UFOMAMMUT:
4/24/2015 Desert Fest - Berlin, DE
4/26/2015 Desert Fest - London, UK
5/21/2015 Maryland Deathfest - Baltimore, MD 5/21/2015 Maryland Deathfest - Baltimore, MD

WRVTH w/ Inanimate Existence:
2/26/2015 The 207 - Stockton, CA
2/27/2015 EPEK Print Shop - Salinas, CA
2/28/2015 Musichead - Medford, OR
3/01/2015 The Third Street Pub - Bend, OR
3/02/2015 The Pin - Spokane, WA
3/03/2015 The Palace Lounge - Missoula, MT
3/04/2015 Machinery Row - Great Falls, MT
3/05/2015 Loading Dock - Salt Lake City, UT
3/06/2015 Bushwackers Saloon - Denver, CO
3/07/2015 The Blu Phoenix - Albuquerque, NM
3/08/2015 Joe's Grotto - Phoenix, AZ
3/09/2015 Slidebar - Fullerton, CA
3/10/2015 Boondocks Tavern - Banning, CA
3/11/2015 White Oak Music - Van Nuys, CA
3/12/2015 Strummer's - Fresno, CA FREE Show!
3/13/2015 The Divebar - Las Vegas, NV
3/14/2015 Arlene Francis Center - Santa Rosa, CA
3/15/2015 On The Y - Sacramento, CA

XIBALBA Tierra Y Libertad Record Release Shows:
1/30/2015 Los Globos - Los Angeles, CA w/ All Out War, Skinfather
1/31/2015 Gilman - Berkeley, CA w/ All Out War, Skinfather
2/07/2015 Soda Bar - San Diego, CA w/ Excel, Rotting Out
2/18/2015 Bogies - Albany, NY w/ The Banner
2/19/2015 Haverhill - Haverhill, MA w/ The Banner
2/20/2015 Amityville Music Hall - Amityville, NY w/ All Out War, The Banner, Rude Awakening
2/21/2015 Charm City Art Space - Baltimore, MD w/ All Out War, The Banner, Rude Awakening
2/22/2015 Firehouse 13 - Providence, RI w/ The Banner, Rude Awakening

YOB North American Tour 2015:
3/04/2015 Press Club - Sacramento, CA w/ Will Haven
3/05/2015 Brick By Brick - San Diego, CA w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision [info]
3/06/2015 Rey Theatre - Los Angeles, CA w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision [info]
3/07/2015 Slim's - San Francisco, CA w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision [info]
3/09/2015 Hawthorne Theater - Portland, OR w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision [info]
3/10/2015 Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, BC w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision [info]
3/11/2015 Corazon - Seattle, WA w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision [info]
3/12/2015 Crazy Horse - Boise, ID w/ Ecstatic Vision
3/13/2015 Bar Deluxe - Salt Lake City, UT w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision [info]
3/14/2015 Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision [info]
3/16/2015 Mill City Nights - Minneapolis, MN w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision [info]
3/17/2015 Thaila Hall - Chicago, IL w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision [info]
3/18/2015 Ace Of Cups - Columbus, OH w/ Ecstatic Vision
3/19/2015 Opera House - Toronto, ON w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision [info]
3/20/2015 Les Foufounes Electriques - Montreal, QC w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision [info]
3/21/2015 Gramercy Theatre - New York, NY w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision [info]
3/22/2015 Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision [info]
3/23/2015 Baltimore Soundstage - Baltimore, MD w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision [info]
3/24/2015 Sinclair - Boston, MA w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision [info]
3/26/2015 King's Barcade - Raleigh, NC w/ Witch Mountain
3/27/2015 The Hideaway - Johnson City, TN w/ Witch Mountain
3/28/2015 The Earl - Atlanta, GA w/ Witch Mountain
3/29/2015 Hi-Tone - Memphis, TN w/ Witch Mountain
3/30/2015 Siberia - New Orleans, LA w/ Witch Mountain
3/31/2015 Walter's - Houston, TX w/ Witch Mountain
4/01/2015 Red 7 - Austin, TX w/ Witch Mountain
4/03/2015 Launch Pad - Albuquerque, NM w/ Witch Mountain
4/04/2015 The Flycatcher - Tucson, AZ w/ Witch Mountain

ZEX Wanderlust Tour 2015:
2/07/2015 Penang, Malaysia
2/08/2015 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2/10/2015 Batu Pahat, Malaysia
2/11/2015 Singapore, Singapore
2/13/2015 Sidoarjo, Indonesia
2/14/2015 Gresik, Indonesia
2/15/2015 Kediri, Indonesia
2/16/2015 Solo, Indonesia
2/17/2015 Klaten, Indonesia
2/19/2015 Bandung, Indonesia
2/20/2015 Jakarta, Indonesia
2/22/2015 Brisbane, Australia
2/24/2015 Sydney, Australia
2/25/2015 Canberra, Australia
2/26/2015 Melbourne, Australia
2/27/2015 Adelaide, Australia
2/28/2015 Melbourne, Australia
3/01/2015 Auckland, New Zealand
3/02/2015 Wellington, New Zealand

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Ensiferum - One Man Army (Video + Tour Dates)

You know what I love? I love Ensiferum! They are such a super awesome band. Life they smash it and the new album is a cornucopia of music fest for your ears. The first track released is 'One Man Army'. It's hard. It's fast. It's brutal. And yet it looses nothing of the Viking-esq pagan qualities.  ENSIFERUM's One Man Army will be released via Metal Blade Records on February 24th, 2015.

http://www.metalblade.com/ensiferum/


In the studio video...


The most blistering, face melting music from a band you love!
'One Man Army'




ENSIFERUM:
1/22-1/26/2015 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise - Miami, FL
2/27/2015 Pakkahuone - Tampere, FI
2/28/2015 Rytmikorjaamo - Seianajoki, FI
3/06/2015 Lutakko - Jyvaskyla, FI
3/07/2015 Nosturi - Helsinki, FI

w/ Insomnium, Omnium Gatherum:
3/11/2015 Zeche - Bochum, DE
3/12/2015 Rockfabrik - Ludwigsburg, DE
3/13/2015 Backstage - München, DE
3/14/2015 Masters of Rock Café - Zlin, CZ
3/15/2015 Club 202 - Budapest, HU
3/16/2015 Szene - Wien, AT
3/18/2015 Live Club - Milan, IT
3/19/2015 Les Docks - Lausanne, CH
3/20/2015 La Laiterie - Strasbourg, FR
3/21/2015 Z7 - Pratteln, CH
3/22/2015 Ninkasi Kao - Lyon, FR
3/23/2015 Le Bataclan - Paris, FR
3/24/2015 O2 Academy Islington-  London, UK
3/25/2015 Patronaat - Haarlem, NL
3/26/2015 Hedon - Zwolle, NL
3/27/2015 Biebob - Vosselaar, BE
3/28/2015 Tivoli - Bremen, DE
3/29/2015 Grünspan - Hamburg, DE
3/30/2015 Vega - Copenhagen, DK
3/31/2015 Göta Källare - Stockholm, SE
4/01/2015 Sticky Fingers - Gothenburg, SE
4/02/2015 Inferno Metal Festival - Oslo, NO

Festivals Summer 2015:
8/13/2015 Rockstadt Extremefest - Rasnov, DE
6/19/2015 - 6/21/2015 Hellfest - Clisson, FR
7/30/2015 - 8/1/2015 Wacken Open Air - Wacken, DE
8/06/2015 - 8/8/2015 Party San Open Air - Schlotheim, DE
8/09/2015 Bloodstock Open Air - Walton-On-Trent, GB
8/13/2015 - 8/15/2015 Summer Breeze - Dinkelsbühl, DE


DARK HORSE COMICS AND BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT TEAM UP FOR WORLD OF WARCRAFT® BOOK SERIES


Dark Horse Comics is proud to announce a multi-volume series detailing the history of the Warcraft® universe: World of Warcraft®: Chronicle.

World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1 is a journey through an age of myth and legend, a time long before the Horde and the Alliance came to be. This definitive tome of Warcraft history reveals untold stories about the birth of the cosmos, the rise of ancient empires, and the forces that shaped the world of Azeroth and its people.

“We often get questions from players who want to know more about the origins of the Warcraft universe, and the rise and fall of their favorite characters” said Paul Sams, chief operating officer of Blizzard Entertainment. “This new series digs deeply into all of that—we can’t wait for players to read it.”

This beautiful hardcover book features over twenty full-page illustrations by World of Warcraft artist Peter Lee and marks the first in a multipart series exploring the Warcraft universe; from the distant past to the modern era.

“This is an amazing project that will be absolutely irresistible to the legion of Warcraft fans. The people at Blizzard have been great to work with and we are extremely happy and proud to be working with them,” added Dark Horse President Mike Richardson.

World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1 is on sale November 4, 2015 in comic shops and November 17 in bookstores!  Preorder your copy today!

HALSHUG: Copenhagen Raw Punk Crew Releases Track From Blodets Bånd Southern Lord Debut


The nightmare continues with news of Blodets Bånd, the caustic debut LP from Copenhagen raw punks HALSHUG, which will be unchained by Southern Lord on February 24th. As the street date closes in, today, Cvlt Nation unloads the first single from the riotous album today, with the sixth track, "Total Destruktion."

HALSHUG (which translates to 'decapitate') is fast becoming known within Europe's hallowed DIY routes and enclaves for their impeccably executed hardcore crust, which pays furious tribute to their rich K-town heritage and crucially adds an abrasive modern stomp. With searing distortion, radical d-beat pace and overblown, reverb-soaked vocals, HALSHUG leaves no room for subtlety or second-guessing across the eight tracks of their first full-length effort, Blodets Bånd. Watch as Blodets Bånd engulfs the world in flames.

Unload "Total Destruktion" via Cvlt Nation now at THIS LOCATION.

Also check out a trailer for the Blodets Bånd LP HERE.

Blodets Band Track Listing:
1. Gudsforladt
2. Afmagt
3. Inferno
4. Knæl
5. Blodets Bånd
6. Total Destruktion
7. Yderste Rand
8. Kvælende Frygt

Formed in Copenhagen two years ago, the riotous young act, HALSHUG, unloads some of the most traditionally-styled but urgently unloaded crust punk/d-beat hardcore to be found. This band is raw and loud. It's quintessential punk.  Through only an initial demo followed by their 2013-released Dödskontrol 7", the band has amassed a punishing name early in the powerful trio's lifespan through regional and even more heavily-concentrated European touring, and continues to expand on their live executions in 2014 with more widespread gigs than ever already ongoing and in the works. Following the release of Blodets Bånd, HALSHUG will tour abroad through Europe and will invade North America for the first time in 2015.



http://halshug.bandcamp.com
http://www.facebook.com/halshugcph
http://www.halshug.blogspot.com

Keep of kalessin's Epistemology available in NA on February 24

Two-time Norwegian Grammy nominees, KEEP OF KALESSIN, will unleash their long-anticipated new full-length in North America next month via Indie Recordings.

Titled Epistemology, the eight-track offering, and first KEEP OF KALESSIN studio output in five years, finds the acclaimed black metal unit now conjuring their sonic wrath as a trio. Make no mistake, however. The indisputable power of these three musical craftsmen translates perfectly on the band's most diverse recording to date. As grandiose as a Peter Jackson battle scene bedecked with fire-breathing dragons and treacherous mountains draped in guitars and drums of doom, Epistemology highlights the true guitar virtuosity of vocalist/guitarist Obsidian C. From bone-scraping riffs and sweeping solos, to smooth, melodic passages swathed in warm, poignant tones backed by the military precision of bassist Wizziac and drummer Vyl, KEEP OF KALESSIN anno 2015 is heading out for greatness!

Simply and accurately crowned a, "flawless release from KEEP OF KALESSIN," by Metal Wani in an early review of the record, Epistemology -- a branch of philosophy that investigates the origin, nature, methods, and limits of human knowledge -- fuses the prime qualities of traditional '80s heavy metal, thrash, death and black metal into a smouldering album that is at once epic and extreme; brutal and elegant; engaging and empowering!

Epistemology Track Listing:
1. Cosmic Revelation (Intro)
2. The Spiritual Relief
3. Dark Divinity
4. The Grand Design
5. Necropolis
6. Universal Core
7. Introspection
8. Epistemology

KEEP OF KALESSIN's Epistemology will be available in North America digitally and on CD on February 24th, 2015 via Indie Recordings with track teasers to be unveiled in the weeks to come.

Napalm Records Bands Now On Tour



KAMELOT

12.03.2015 IRL – Dublin / Button Factory
13.03.2015 UK  –  Pwllheli / HammerFest VII Festival
14.03.2015 UK  –  London / O2 Academy Islington
25.04.2015 MX – Mexico D.F. / José Cuervo Salón
09.07.2015 CZ  –  Vizovice / Masters Of Rock Festival

North American Tour
/Dragonforce

4/27: Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
4/28: Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero Theater
4/29: New York, NY @ Webster Hall
5/1: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
5/2: Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
5/3: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theater
5/5: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
5/6: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
5/7: Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
5/9: Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Centre
5/10: Saskatoon, SK @ Louis Pub
5/11: Calgary, AL @ MacEwan Hall
5/12: Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
5/14: San Francisco, CA @ Regency Center
5/15: Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove
5/16: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
5/18: Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater
5/20: Austin, TX @ Emo’s
5/21: New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Civic Theater
5/22: Birmingham, IL @ Iron City Live
5/23: Orlando, FL @ House of Blues


MOONSPELL

12.03.15 NL - Nijmegen / Doornroosje
13.03.15 NL - Haarlem / Patronaat
14.03.15 BE - Vosselaar / Biebob
15.03.15 DE - Heidelberg / Halle02
16.03.15 DE - Essen / Turock
17.03.15 DE - Hamburg / Knust
18.03.15 DE - Berlin / K 17
19.03.15 DE - Munich / Feierwerk
20.03.15 CH - Pratteln / Z 7
21.03.15 CH - Vevey / The Rocking Chair
22.03.15 IT - Romagnano Sesia / R'n'R Arena
23.03.15 FR - Lyon / Ninkasi Kao
24.03.15 FR - Toulon / Vox
25.03.15 ES - Barcelona / Razz 2
26.03.15 ES - Madrid / Shoko
27.03.15 PT – Lisbon / Coliseum
28.03.15 PT – Porto / Hard Club
29.03.15 ES - Santiago de Compostela / Capitol
30.03.15 FR - Toulouse / Metronum
31.03.15 FR - Paris / Trabendo
01.04.15 LU - Esch sur Alzette / Kulturfabrik
02.04.15 UK - London / Underworld
03.06.15 DE – Geiselwind / Out & Loud Festival –
Napalm Records Label Night



SKINDRED
/w STEEL PANTHER

05.03.15 UK - Tunbridge Wells, Forum
06.03.15 UK - Longsight, O2 Apollo
07.03.15 UK - Longsight, O2 Apollo
08.03.15 UK - Aberdeen, The Tunnels
09.03.15 UK - Glasgow, O2 Academy
10.03.15 UK - Newcastle, O2 Academy
12.03.15 UK - Wolverhampton, Civic Hall
13.03.15 UK - Leicester, O2 Academy
14.03.15 UK - London, SSE Arena Wembley

11.04.15 BE - Durbuy, Durbuy Rock Festival
15.05.15 ES - Ibizia, Hard Rock Hell Road Trip



HATE

02.04.2015 DE – Leipzig, Hellraiser
03.04.2015 AT – Wien, Gasometer *Extended Show
04.04.2015 CH – Pratteln, Z7 *Extended Show
05.04.2015 DE – Essen, Weststadthalle *Extended Show
06.04.2015 DE – Saarbrücken, Garage
07.04.2015 DE – Lindau, Club Vaudeville
08.04.2015 DE – Ludwigsburg, Rockfabrik
09.04.2015 DE – Hamburg, Markthalle
10.04.2015 DE – Geiselwind, Musichall *Extended
11.04.2015 DE – München, Backstage *Extended
12.04.2015 DE – Berlin, Postbahnhof *Extended





 HEIDEVOLK
 Paganfest w/ Wintersun, Turisas

19.03.2015 DE - Ludwigsburg
20.03.2015 DE - Leipzig
21.03.2015 DE - Oberhausen
22.03.2015 NL - Tilburg
23.03.2015 DE - Hamburg
24.03.2015 CZ - Pratteln
25.03.2015 DE - Saarbrücken
26.03.2015 DE - Frankfurt
27.03.2015 DE - Munich
28.03.2015 AT - Vienna
29.03.2015 DE - Berlin  
 
THE MIDNIGHT GHOST TRAIN
/w Greenleaf*

24.02.15 DE - Regensburg / Alte Mälzerei*
25.02.15 AT - Vienna / Arena*
26.02.15 DE - Würzburg / Immerhin
27.02.15 DE - Siegen / Vortex*
28.02.15 CH - Winterthur / Gaswerk*
01.03.15 IT - Milano / Lo Fi*
05.03.15 DE - München / Feierwerk*
06.03.15 DE - Leipzig / Stahlfest*
07.03.15 DE - Lübeck / Treibsand*
09.03.15 DE - Hamburg / Hafenklang
11.03.15 DE - Frankfurt / Das Bett
13.03.15 DE - Esslingen / Hell over Esslingen
14.03.15 CH - Obernetfelden / Böröm Pöm Pöm
15.03.15 IT - Treviso / Il Principe in Bicicletta
16.03.15 IT - Prato / No Cage
18.03.15 AT - Innsbruck / PMK
19.03.15 DE - Jena / Kulturbahnhof
20.03.15 FR - Chambery / Le Brin De Zinc
22.03.15 FR - Paris / Glazart
24.03.15 DE - Dresden / Ost Pol
25.03.15 DE - Lichtenfels / Paunchy Cats
26.03.15 DE - Berlin / Dusttown Festival
27.03.15 DE - Mannheim / 7 er Club

19.06.15 FR - Clisson / Hellfest
27.06.15 FR - Bourlon / Rock IN Bourlon



HUNTRESS
/w AMON AMARTH

22.01.2015 UK - Colchester / Arts Centre
23.01.2015 UK - Oxford / Academy 2  
24.01.2015 UK - Stoke / Sugarmill
25.01.2015 UK - Manchester / Academy 2  
27.01.2015 UK - Glasgow / Classic Grand
28.01.2015 UK - Leeds / Cockpit
29.01.2015 UK - Newcastle / Uni  
30.01.2015 UK - Lemmington Spa / Assembly
31.01.2015 UK - Southampton / 1865  
02.02.2015 FR - Rouen / Le Cargo  
03.02.2015 FR - Reims / Le Cartonnerie
04.02.2015 FR - Nancy / L'autre Canal  
05.02.2015 FR - Nimes / La Paloma
06.02.2015 ES - Bilbao / Santana 27  
07.02.2015 ES - Barcelona /  Razzmatazz 1
08.02.2015 ES - Madrid / La Riviera
10.02.2015 PT - Lisbon / Paradise Garage
11.02.2015 PT - Porto / Hard Club
12.02.2015 ES - Santiago / Captol
14.02.2015 FR - Clermont - Ferrand /
Le Cooperative de Mai
15.02.2015 FR - Strasbourg / Laiterie



COAL CHAMBER
w/ Filter, Combichrist and American Head Charge

3/6: Tempe, AZ @ Marquee
3/7: Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
3/8: San Francisco, CA @ Regency Grand
3/9: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
3/11: Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market
3/12: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
3/13: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
3/14: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
3/16: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
3/17: Wichita, KS @ The Cottillion
3/18: Tulsa, OK @ Cains Ballroom
3/20: Milwaukee, WI @ Rave
3/21: Detroit, MI @ Harpos
3/22: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
3/23: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue*
3/25: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
3/26: Toronto, ON @ Opera House
3/27: Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theater
3/28: Worcester, MA @ Palladium
3/29: New York, NY @ Webster Hall
3/31: Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
4/1: Hartford, CT @ The Webster
4/2: Patchogue, NY @ The Emporium
4/3: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
4/4: Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
4/6: Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
4/7: Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
4/8: Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte
4/9: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
4/10: Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
4/11: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
4/12: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live



EVIL INVADERS

23.01.15 DE - Berlin / Cassiopeia
24.01.15 DE - Leipzig / Hellraiser
06.02.15 DE - Lindau / Club Vaudeville
07.02.15 DE - Cham / LA Cafe & Eventhalle
13.02.15 DE - Essen /Turock
28.02.15 BE - Vosselaar / Biebob (Album Release Show)
07.03.15 BE - Kortrijk / De Kreun

/w Majesty  
20.03.15 DE - Siegen / Vortex
21.03.15 DE - Aalen / Rock it
22.03.15 IT - Brescia / Circolo Cologny
23.03.15 SI - Ljubliana / Gala Hala
24.03.15 AT - Wien / Aera
25.03.15 CH - Pratteln / Mini Z7
26.03.15 DE - Nürnberg / Rockfabrik
27.03.15 DE - Berlin / K17
28.03.15 DE - Leipzig / Hellraiser
29.03.15 DE - Köln / MTC
30.03.15 DE - Hamburg / Markthalle
31.03.15 DE - Weinheim / Cafe Zentral
01.04.15 UK - London / Underworld
02.04.15 NL - Denn Haag / Paard
03.04.15 DE - Bremen / Tivoli
04.04.15 DE - Essen / Turock
05.04.15 BE - Vosselaar /Biebob




ZODIAC

08.03.2015 Dortmund - Piano /w Kamchatka
13.03.2015 Düsseldorf - Pitcher (Evening with Zodiac)

25.07.2015 @ Rengsdorfer Rockfestival
30.07.2015 - 01.08.2015 Wacken Open Air
22.08.2015 @ German Kultrock Festival
28.08.-29.08.2015 @ Neuborn Open Air Festival


ALUNAH

31.01.15 UK - Glasgow / Audio
01.02.15 UK - Birmingham / The Rainbow
07.02.15 UK - London / The Unicorn
03.04.15 IE - Dublin / The Gypsy Rose
05.04.15 IE - Dolans, Limerick / Siege Of Limerick Festival
02.05.15 UK - Cardiff / Red Sun Festival
03.05.15 UK - Birstol / The Mother's Ruin
23.10.15 - 24.10.15 MT - BChateau Buskett / The Malta Doom Metal Festival
XANDRIA
* with Aeverium

23.01. RU - St. Petersburg / Zal Ozidania
24.01. RU - Moscow / Volta Club
27.03. DE – Nürnberg / Rockfabrik
07.04. DE - Frankfurt / Nachtleben *
08.04. DE - Augsburg / Spectrum *
09.04. DE - Heidelberg / Schwimmbad Club *
10.04. DE - Oberhausen / Zentrum Altenberg *
11.04. NL - Groningen / De Oosterpoort w/ EPICA

16.05. DE - Neumünster / Dark Nature Festival
09.07. CZ - Vizovice / Masters Of Rock
08.08. ES - Villena / Leyendas Del Rock


MEGAHERZ

23.01.2015 DE - Ingolstadt / Eventhalle Westpark
24.01.2015 DE - Zwickau / Alter Gasometer
25.01.2015 DE - Frankfurt / Nachtleben
13.03.2015 DE - Lüdenscheid / Schützenhalle

04.-06.06.15 DE - Geiselwind /
Out & Loud Festival
09.-12.07.2015 DE - Rieden-Kreuth /
G.O.N.D Festival
12.-18.08.15 DE - Dinkelsbühl / Summer Breeze Festival


DELAIN

EXCLUSIVE SHOWS IN SPRING 2015:
Special guest: Serenity

19.03. DE – Cologne, Underground
20.03. DE – Frankfurt, Nachtleben
21.03. AT – Telfs, Rathaussaal
22.03. CH – Pratteln, Z7

SABATON EU TOUR 2015!
25.01.2015 HU - Budapest, Petofi Hall
27.01.2015 RO - Bucharest, Turbohalle
28.01.2015 BG - Sofia, Hall Universiada
30.01.2015 GR - Athens, Fuzz Live Club
31.01.2015 GR - Thessaloniki,
Principal Club Theater
03.02.2015 IT - Milano, Alcatraz
04.02.2015 DE - Munich, Tonhalle
06.02.2015 AT - Vienna, Gasometer
07.02.2015 CZ - Prague, Forum Karlin
08.02.2015 CZ - Zlin, Hala Euronics Novesta
09.02.2015 SK - Bratislava, Refinery Gallery
11.02.2015 DE - Saarbrücken, Garage
13.02.2015 BE - Antwerpen, Lotto Arena
14.02.2015 DE - Hamburg,
Alsterdorfer Sporthalle
15.02.2015 NL - Amsterdam, Melkweg

DELAIN supporting NIGHTWISH TOUR 2015!
09.04 USA New York, NY –
Hammerstein Ballroom
10.04. USA Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
11.04. USA Worcester, MA – Palladium
13.04. CND Quebec City, QC – Capitole Theatre
14.04. CND Toronto – Phoenix Concert Theatre
16.04. USA Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
17.04. USA Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
18.04. USA Chicago, IL – Concorde Music Hall
19.04. USA Des Moines, IA – Val Air Ballroom
21.04. USA Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
22.04. USA Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
24.04. USA Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
25.04. CND Vancouver, BC – Orpheum Theatre
26.04. USA Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
18.04. USA San Francisco, CA –
Warfield Theatre
30.04. USA Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues
01.05. USA Los Angeles, CA – Greek theatre
02.05. USA Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Theatre
03.05. USA El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
05.05. USA Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory
06.05. USA Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
08.05. USA Orlando, FL – House Of Blues
09.05. USA Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
11.05. USA Nashville, TN –
Marathon Music Work
12.05. USA Louisville, KY – Expo Five
13.05. USA Charlotte, NC – Filmore
14.05. USA Silver Springs, MD – Filmore





THE ANSWER


06.03.15 IRL - BELFAST / LIMELIGHT
07.03.15 IRL - DUBLIN / WHELANS
09.03.15 UK - MANCHESTER / ACADEMY 3
10.03.15 UK - LEEDS / THE KEY CLUB
11.03.15 UK - YORK / FIBBERS
12.03.15 SCO - ABERDEEN / THE LEMON TREE
13.03.15 SCO - GLASGOW / THE GARAGE
14.03.15 UK - NEWCASTLE / RIVERSIDE
16.03.15 UK - GRIMSBY / YARDBIRDS
17.03.15 UK - LIVERPOOL / ARTS CLUB
18.03.15 UK - SOUTHEND / CHINNERY'S
19.03.15 UK - NOTTINGHAM / RESCUE ROOMS
20.03.15 UK - BIRMINGHAM / INSTITUTE
21.03.15 UK - SHEFFIELD / THE CORPORATION
23.03.15 UK - NORWICH / WATERFRONT
24.03.15 UK - BRISTOL / MOTION
25.03.15 UK - BRIGHTON / CONCORDE 2
26.03.15 UK - LONDON / O2 ACADEMY ISLINGTON
27.03.15 UK - EXETER / LEMON GROVE
28.03.15 UK - SOUTHAMPTON / 1865

09.04.15 FR Paris / Le Divan Du Monde
10.04.15 NL Leiden / Gebr De Nobel
11.04.15 NL   Zwolle / Hedon
12.04.15 BE - Hasselt / Muziekodroom
14.04.15 DE   Berlin / Magnet
15.04.15 DE   Hannover / Faust
16.04.15 DE   Hamburg / Knust
17.04.15 DE   Weinheim / Café Central
18.04.15 DE   Köln / Luxor
20.04.15 DE   Wiesbaden / Kesselhaus
21.04.15 CH   Zurich / Rote Fabrik
22.04.15 CH   Soloturn / Kogmehl Raumbar
24.04.15 IT Milan / Legend Club
25.04.15 IT Pinarella Di Cervia / Rock Planet
26.04.15 DE München / Strom
27.04.15 AT Vienna / Chelsea
06.05.15 ES Valencia / El Loco
07.05.15 ES Madrid / Caracol
08.05.15 ES Bilbao / Kafe Antzokia
09.05.15 ES Vitoria / Helldorado
12.6.15 CH Greenfield Festival
13.6.15 AT Nova Rock Festival
20.6.15 FR Hellfest Festival
30.7.15 DE Wacken Festival

 
  MONSTER MAGNET
 
30.01.2015 GR - Athens / Stage Volume 1
31.01.2015 GR - Thessaloniki /
Principal Club Theater
02.02.2015 CH - Lausanne / Les Docks
03.02.2015 DE - Frankfurt / Batschkapp
04.02.2015 DE - München / Backstage
06.02.2015 AT - Vienna / Szene
07.02.2015 CH - Lyss / Kufa
08.02.2015 DE - Oberhausen / Turbinenhalle
10.02.2015 NL - Deventer / Burgerweeshuis
12.02.2015 BE - Antwerp / Trix
13.02.2015 UK - Nottingham / Rock City
14.02.2015 UK - Glasgow / Garage
15.02.2015 UK - London / Electric Ballroom
17.02.2015 DE - Saarbrücken / Garage
18.02.2015 NL - Eindhoven / De Effenaar
20.02.2015 DK - Arhus / Voxhall
21.02.2015 SE - Gothenborg / Sticky Fingers
22.02.2015 NO - Oslo / Parktheatret Scene
23.02.2015 NO - Stavanger / Folken
25.02.2015 DE - Bremen / Schlachthof
26.02.2015 DE - Hannover / Capitol
27.02.2015 DE - Dresden / Reithalle
28.02.2015 NL - Rotterdam / VanNelle Fabriek
 
DUST BOLT
Inked in Blood 2015
/w OBITUARY

22.01.15 AT - Vienna / Szene
23.01.15 AT - Innsbruck / Weekender club
24.01.15 IT - Romagnano / R&R Arena
25.01.15 CH - Luzern / Schüür
27.01.15 SP - Barcelona / Salamandra
28.01.15 FR - Toulouse / Metronum
29.01.15 FR - Paris / Divan du Monde
30.01.15 NL - Enschede / Atak
31.01.15 BL - Turnhout / Zaal de kuup
01.02.15 UK - London / Underworld



LIV KRISTINE

"THE SIRENS in concert 2014"
/w Anneke van Giersbergen, Kari Ruslåtten

Latin America 2015
31.01.2015 MEXICO - Mexico City
01.02.2015 COLUMBIA - Bogota, Teatro Metropol
03.02.2015 CHILE - Santiago, Teatro Nescafé
04.02.2015 CHILE - Santiago, Teatro Nescafé
06.02.2015 BRAZIL - Curitiba, Music Hall
07.02.2015 BRAZIL - São Paulo, Clash Club
08.02.2015 BRAZIL - Rio De Janeiro, Teatro Odisséia




NERVOSA
/w HIRAX

09.07.15 CZ - Trutnov / Obscene Extreme
11.07.15 POL - Gdansk  / Atlantic Club
12.07.15 POL - Szczecin / Slowianin Club
13.07.15 POL - Warsaw / Progressja
14.07.15 GER - Berlin / SO36
16.07.15 SVK - Kosice / Colliseum Club
17.07.15 CZ  - Pohori / Agressive Fest
19.07.15 GER - Egelsee / Schwarzer Adler
21.07.15 SLO - Tolmin / Metal Days Festival
22.07.15 AUT - Dornbirn / Conrad Sohm
23.07.15 GER - Kassel / K19
25.07.15 NL – Steenwijk / Stonehenge
26.07.15 BEL - Ostend  / JH OHK


SKÀLMÖLD
/w Eluveitie & Wind Rose

03.02.15 ES - Bilbao / Kafe Antzokia
04.02.15 PT - Porto / Hard Club
05.02.15 PT - Lisbon / RCA Club
06.02.15 ES - Zaragoza / Rotonda Delicias
07.02.15 FR - Bordeaux / Rocok School Barbey
08.02.15 FR - Marseille / Le Moulin
09.02.15 IT - Milan / Legend Club
10.02.15 IT - Florence / Viper Theatre
11.02.15 IT - Rome / Orion
13.02.15 GR - Athens / Fuzz Live Music Club
14.02.15 GR - Thessaloniki / Principal Theater
15.02.15 BG - Sofia / Mixtape5
16.02.15 RO - Bucharest / Colectiv Club



 CANDLEMASS

27.02.15 SE - Umea / House of Metal
12.03.15 UK - North Wales / Hammerfest 2015
14.03.15 UK - Pwllheli / Hammerfest VII
21.03.15 SE - Uddevalla / Kulturhuset Bastionen
29.05.15 SE - Örebro / Metallsvenskan
09.06.15 DK - Fredericia / Metal Magic Festival
15.08.15 SE - Falun / Sabaton Open Air


CRIMSON SHADOWS

22.01.15 CA - Sherbrooke / TBA
23.01.15 CA - Ottawa / Maverick's UP STAIRS
24.01.15 CA - Montreal /Pirannah



DEADLOCK

13.05.15 AT – Innsbruck / Livestage
14.05.15 AT – Wien / Escape Metalcorner
15.05.15 AT – Graz / Explosiv
16.05.15 AT – Klagenfurt / Stereo