Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Sepultura: Australia and New Zealand Tour

2014 is going to be a year to remember.  It marks not only three decades of the mighty SEPULTURA’s solid career, but also the Brazilian metal’s long overdue return to Australia!

The Mediator Within Australia and New Zealand October 2014

Wednesday 1ST – The Studio - Auckland
Friday 3RD – 170 Russell (Ex Billboard) – Melbourne
Saturday 4TH – Hi Fi – Brisbane
Sunday 5TH - Manning Bar – Sydney (Labour Day Eve)

Tickets only $59 + booking fee’s available from:

On Sale 9:00am Thursday 22nd May!

Dark Horse to Manufacture Replica Vehicles and Ships from Halo Franchise

SAN DIEGO, CA –  It was announced during Dark Horse’s “The Art of Video Games” panel at this year’s Comic Con International that Dark Horse would develop and manufacture a line of replicas based on the ships and vehicles which have appeared in the multi-million selling video game franchise, “Halo®!”

Furthering the arrangement between 343 Industries and Dark Horse, which has to date, produced two blockbuster comics series with canonical storylines written by writers from the video game franchise, this news is sure to excite gamers and collectors alike!

The product category was created in 2005 with the massively successful line of ships from Joss Whedon’s “Serenity,” which was soon followed by a popular line based on Bioware’s “Mass Effect” series, to great success and the unanimous approval of gamers, collectors, and comic fans!

“We are excited to be working with the team at 343 Industries,” Dark Horse product development head David Scroggy said. “We have already had some fruitful planning meetings. We are discovering we have a similar vision toward crafting a well thought-out program of ship and vehicle replicas that will resonate with the Halo community.”

“Dark Horse is already doing an amazing job bringing the Halo universe to life with us in the comics and we’re excited to partner with them in a brand new way to keep the surprises coming for fans,” said Kevin Grace, Halo Franchise Manager at 343 Industries.

While 343 Industries and Dark Horse are not yet ready to disclose which ships and vehicles will be included in the program, fans and retailers are encouraged to keep an eye on the news in the coming months for more information!

Battlecross Joins Machine Head Tour - Tickets on sale this Friday at 10am EST

American thrash metal behemoths, BATTLECROSS, will join Machine Head, Children Of Bodom and Epica on a live takeover this Fall! Set to commence on October 4th in Denver, the trek will trample its way through two dozen cities, coming to a close on November 2nd in San Diego. All tickets will go on sale this Friday at 10:00am Eastern.

Comments guitarist Tony Asta: "What an honor to be on this tour! We're really stoked to reunite with Machine Head and Children Of Bodom, both legendary bands and friends from last Summer's Mayhem Fest, and to see what Epica is all about. This is a tour with something for every metal head and we can't wait to be bring it brutal throughout the USA and Canada, banging heads and melting faces from coast-to-coast. See you in the pit!"

In related BATTLECROSSisms, the band will also be heading to Mexico City with Black Label Society, and then on to Brazil for three dates with Killswitch Engage and Memphis May Fire.

Relays guitarist Hiran Deraniyagala: "What a year this has been for us so far. We've been to Europe twice and now we're going to Mexico and South America! We're so honored to be invited to play with Black Label Society in Mexico City. We have so many loyal rabid fans there and we finally get to play for them! After that we fly to Brazil for three dates with our good friends Killswitch Engage, who we can't thank enough for always inviting us out for awesome opportunities like this one. Get ready to rage my friends! This will be one for the books!"

BATTLECROSS kicked off their Summer headlining tour on July 24th in Columbus with New York's IKILLYA. The entire confirmed listing of dates can be seen below.

BATTLECROSS w/ Crimson Shadows, IKILLYA [remaining dates]:
7/28/2014 1904 Music Hall - Jacksonville, FL
7/30/2014 Reverb - Reading, PA
7/31/2014 Waiting Room - Buffalo, NY
8/01/2014 Webster Underground - Hartford, CT
8/02/2014 Bogie's Albany, NY
8/03/2014 Mavericks - Ottawa, ON
8/04/2014 L'Agitee - Quebec City, QC
8/05/2014 Rum Runners - London, ON co-headline w/ Macabre
8/06/2014 Lost Horizon - Syracuse, NY
8/07/2014 Smiling Moose - Pittsburgh, PA
End Tour
8/08/2014 Expo 5  - Louisville, KY w/ Killswitch Engage, After The Burial, Code Orange Kids
8/09/2014 DIRT Fest - Birch Run, MI
8/10/2014 Austin's - Libertyville, IL w/ Killswitch Engage, After The Burial, Code Orange Kids
8/20/2014 Jose Cuervo Salon - Mexico City, MX w/ Black Label Society
w/ Killswitch Engage, Memphis May Fire:
8/22/2014 Music Hall - Curitiba, Brazil
8/23/2014 Carioca Club - Sao Paulo, Brazil
8/24/2014 Circo Voador - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
w/ Machine Head, Children Of Bodom, Epica:
10/04/2014 The Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO
10/05/2014 Aftershock - Merriam, KS
10/06/2014 House Of Blues - Dallas, TX
10/07/2014 House Of Blues - Houston, TX
10/09/2014 Hard Rock Live - Orlando, FL
10/10/2014 The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
10/11/2014 The Fillmore Silver Spring - Silver Spring, MD
10/12/2014 Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA
10/14/2014 Sound Academy - Toronto, ON
10/15/2014 Metropolis - Montreal, QC
10/16/2014 Terminal 5 - New York, NY
10/17/2014 Rock and Shock/The Palladium - Worcester, MA
10/18/2014 Agora Theatre - Cleveland, OH
10/20/2014 Concord Music Hall - Chicago, IL
10/21/2014 The Rave II - Milwaukee, WI
10/22/2014 Skyway Theatre - Minneapolis, MN
10/23/2014 Pyramid Cabaret - Winnipeg, MB
10/24/2014 O'Brians Event Centre - Saskatoon, SK
10/25/2014 The Republik - Calgary, AB
10/26/2014 Shaw Conference Centre - Edmonton, AB
10/28/2014 Vogue Theater - Vancouver, BC
10/29/2014 Showbox SODO - Seattle, WA
10/30/2014 Hawthorne Theatre- Portland, OR
10/31/2014 Fox Theater - Oakland, CA
11/01/2014 Hollywood Palladium - Los Angeles, CA
11/02/2014 House of Blues - San Diego, CA

Orange Goblin Update!!!

Status Update
By Orange Goblin
Orange Goblin Update: New Album Finished and Touring News!!

The brand new Orange Goblin album is now finished and will be sent for mastering in the next few days. The title, artwork and release dates will all be revealed in the coming weeks.

The band will hit the road in October and November, touring the UK and Europe with the legendary Saint Vitus. Following this, they'll be heading out all over the world in late 2014 and all of 2015 in support of the new album. Orange Goblin are already confirmed for Hammerfest VII in March 2015 but expect lots of tours and festivals throughout next year and beyond.

Tickets for the following shows are on sale now!

European Tour w/ SAINT VITUS

October 2014

Thu 9th – Le Grillen, Colmar, FRANCE
Fri 10th – CCM John Lennon, Limoges, FRANCE
Sat 11th – Day of Doom Fest, Barcelona, SPAIN
Sun 12th – Shoko, Madrid, SPAIN
Mon 13th – RCA Club, Lisbon, PORTUGAL
Wed 15th – Kafe Antzokia, Bilbao, SPAIN
Thu 16th – Le Krakatoa, Bordeaux, FRANCE
Fri 17th – L’Usine, Geneva, SWITZERLAND
Sat 18th – Bloom Club, Mezzago, ITALY
Sun 19th – Traffic Live, Rome, ITALY
Mon 20th – Locomotiv Club, Bologna, ITALY
Tue 21st – Salzhaus, Winterthur, SWITZERLAND
Wed 22nd – Backstage Halle, Munich, GERMANY
Thu 23rd – Garage, Saarbrucken, GERMANY
Fri 24th – Le Fleche D’Or, Paris, FRANCE
Sat 25th – Le Grand Mix, Tourcoing, FRANCE
Sun 26th – Biebob, Vosselaar, BELGIUM
Tue 28th – The Fleece, Bristol, ENGLAND
Wed 29th – Heaven, London, ENGLAND
Thu 30th – Button Factory, Dublin, REP. OF IRELAND
Fri 31st – Limelight 2, Belfast, NORTHERN IRELAND

November 2014

Sat 1st - Damnation Fest, Leeds, ENGLAND
Sun 2nd – Dutch Doom Days Fest – Rotterdam, HOLLAND
Mon 3rd – Luxor, Koln, GERMANY
Tue 4th – Beatpol, Dresden, GERMANY
Wed 5th – Fabryka, Krakow, POLAND
Thu 6th – SO36, Berlin, GERMANY
Fri 7th – Babel, Malmo, SWEDEN
Sat 8th – Debaser Strand, Stockholm, SWEDEN
Sun 9th – Parkteatret, Oslo, NORWAY
Tue 11th – Sticky Fingers, Gothenburg, SWEDEN
Wed 12th – Knust / Grunspan, Hamburg, GERMANY
Thu 13th – Rosenhof, Osnabrueck, GERMANY
Fri 14th – F-Haus, Jena, GERMANY
Sat 15th - Hammer Of Doom Festival, Wurzburg, GERMANY

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