Monday, February 29, 2016

Projekt F - The Butterfly Effect (album review)

Projekt F
The Butterfly Effect (EP)
Self-Release
Release: 4 March 2016

Projekt F's The Butterfly Effect is heavy in all the right places. It has a gravitas in a genre that can seem glutted and self absorbed. The songs on Butterfly Effect are equal parts metal and industrial. Simon Sayz' guitar sound is full and rich while Jonh M. Miller's vocals are a perfect blend of lyrical and harsh.  "Tongue" is a song that perfectly shows the musicality of Projekt F. Juxtaposed with "Cut Your Wings" which is more of an industrial 90s Ministry type song. There is a forward bullet train first person shooter motion that "Cut Your Wings" envelops. The Butterfly Effect is seven tracks and twenty-five minutes long yet it is a well rounded album. It's perfect for driving as it encourages driving fast. It's a great back drop for gaming on XBoX. It's the album you want playing during your daytime rave.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Bands on Tour - Napalm Records edition

ALESTORM
w/ Sabaton + Bloodbound

18.02.16 CH - Lausanne / Metropole
19.02.16 CH - Zürich / Komplex 457
20.02.16 CH - Chur / Palazzo
22.02.16 FR - Marseille / Espace Julien
23.02.16 FR - Bordeaux / Rocher De Palmer
24.02.16 FR - Nantes / Stereolux
26.02.16 UK - Norwich / UEA
27.02.16 UK - Manchester / Academy
29.02.16 UK - Birmingham / O2 Academy
02.03.16 UK - Aberdeen / Music Hall
03.03.16 UK - Glasgow / Barrowlands
04.03.16 UK - Belfast / Limelight 1
06.03.16 IE - Dublin / Vicar Street
07.03.16 UK - Cardiff / Tramshed
08.03.16 UK - Bristol / Motion
10.03.16 UK - London / Forum


MY SLEEPING KARMA & GREENLEAF & MAMMOTH MAMMOTH

Up in Smoke Tour VOL VI

17.02.16 DE - Wiesbaden / Schlachthof
18.02.16 BE – Antwerp, Trix
19.02.16 UK – London, Garage
20.02.16 FR – Paris, Divan Du Monde
21.02.16 FR – Nantes, Le Ferrailleur
22.02.16 CH – Pratteln, Z 7
23.02.16 DE - Munich, Feierwerk
24.02.16 DE – Berlin, Lido
25.02.16 DE – Leipzig, UT Connewitz
26.02.16 DE – Stuttgart, Universum
27.02. 16 AT  -  Vienna, Arena








DRACONIAN  
/w YEAR OF THE GOAT

Towards The Unknown Vol. 1

25.02.16 DE – Hamburg / Rock Cafe
26.02.16 DE -   Weinheim / Café Zentral
27.02.16  DE -  Berlin / K17
28.02.16  PL  - Wroclaw / Liverpool Club
29.02.16  PL -  Krakow / Rotunda Club
01.03.16  SK -  Bratislava / Randal Club
02.03.16  HU -  Budapest / Dürer Kert
03.03.16  AT -  Vienna / Escape Metalcorner
04.03.16  DE -  Munich / Backstage
05.03.16  DE -  Oberhausen / Helvete






THE NEW ROSES

26.02.2016 DE - Wiesbaden / Schlachthof (RECORD RELEASES SHOW) - sold out!
27.02.2016 DE - Dortmund / FZW
03.03.2016 DE - Berlin / White Trash
04.03.2016 DE - Isernhagen / Blues Garage
05.03.2016 DE - Hamburg / Rock Café St. Pauli
09.03.2016 NL - Tilburg / Little Devil
10.03.2016 DE - Köln / Underground
11.03.2016 DE - Esslingen / Dieselstrasse
18.03.2016 CH - Pratteln / Z7


19.03.2016 CH - Lyss / Kufa
31.03.2016 CH - Solothurn / Kofmehl
01.04.2016 CH - Zug / Chollerhalle
02.04.2016 CH - Rubigen / Mühle Hunziken
14.04.2016 DE - Augsburg / Spectrum
15.04.2016 DE - München / Backstage
16.04.2016 DE - Cham / L.A.
29.04.2016 DE - Mannheim / 7er Club
30.04.2016 DE - Oldenburg / Cadillac


MEGAHERZ

04.03.2016 DE - Erfurt / From Hell
17.03.2016 DE - Hannover / Musikzentrum
18.03.2016 DE - Hamburg / Knust
19.03.2016 DE - Lahnstein / Kulturscheune-Lahnstein
24.03.2016 DE - Cham / L.A. Cham
25.03.2016 AT - Wien / Szene
09.04.2016 DE - Markneukirchen / Framus-Warwick-Musichall











VARG
/w NACHTBLUT, Eisregen, We Butter The Bread With Butter, Vitja, Wolfchant
Wolfsnächte Tour 2016     

04.03.16 DE – Leipzig / Hellraiser
05.03.16 DE – Berlin / K17
17.03.16 DE – Frankfurt / Batschkapp
18.03.16 DE – Geiselwind / Musichall
19.03.16 DE  - München / Backstage
01.04.16 DE – Hamburg / Markthalle
02.04.16 DE - Magdeburg / Factory
08.04.16 DE – Oberhausen / Turbinenhalle
09.04.16 DE – Stuttgart / LKA
10.04.16 CH – Pratteln / Z7







VAN CANTO 

18.03.2016 DE - Leipzig / Hellraiser 
19.03.2016 CZ - Zlin / Masters of Rock Cafe 
20.03.2016 CZ - Prag / Meet Factory 
24.03.2016 UK - London / O2 Islington 
25.03.2016 NL - Tilburg / O13 
26.03.2016 NL - Vosselaar / Biebob 
27.03.2016 FR - Paris / Le Petit Bain 
31.03.2016 AT - Wien / Szene 
01.04.2016 CH - Pratteln / Z7 
02.04.2016 DE - München / Backstage 
03.04.2016 DE - Stuttgart / Im Wizemann 
09.04.2016 DE - Hannover / Musikzentrum 
10.04.2016 DE - Berlin / Lido 
15.04.2016 DE - Oberhausen / Turbinenhalle 
16.04.2016 DE - Hamburg / Markthalle 
17.04.2016 DE - Frankfurt / Batschkapp


POWERWOLF   
/w SERENITY* + Battle Beast

26.03.2016 DE - Karlsruhe, Substage*
27.03.2016 AT - Dornbirn, Conrad Sohm*
28.03.2016 AT - Graz, Explosiv*
31.03.2016 DE - Erfurt, HsB*
01.04.2016 DE - Frankfurt, Batschkapp*
03.04.2016 ES - Barcelona, Salamandra*
04.04.2016 ES - Madrid, La Riviera*
06.04.2016 FR - Toulouse, Bikini*
07.04.2016 FR - Cognac, West Rock*
08.04.2016 CH - Solothurn, Kofmehl*







MANEGARM
w/ Skyforger, Ereb Altor

31.03.16 CZ – Prague, Modra Vopice
01.04.16 PL – Krakow, Rotunda Club 
03.04.16 AT – Vienna, Escape Metalcorner 
04.04.16 SI – Ljubljana, Orto Bar 
05.04.16 CH – Zürich, Dynamo 
06.04.16 DE – Weinheim, Cafe Zentral 
07.04.16 NL – Tilburg, Little Devil 
08.04.16 DE – Dresden, Skullcrusher 
09.04.16 DE – Hamburg, Rock Cafe







THE UNGUIDED

14.04.2016 SE - Malmö / Rebel Live Club
15.04.2016 DE - Lübeck / Rider´s Café
16.04.2016 DE - Hamburg / Rock Café
17.04.2016 DE - Berlin / Urban Spree
18.04.2016 DE - Erfurt / From Hell
19.04.2016 PL - Bielsko-Biala / Rudeboy Club
20.04.2016 CZ - Ceské Budejovice / MC Fabrika
21.04.2016 DE - Augsburg / Rockfabrik
22.04.2016 AT - Graz / Explosiv
23.04.2016 AT - Wien / Viper Room
24.04.2016 SK - Banská Bystrica / Tartaros
26.04.2016 DE - Weinheim / Café Central
27.04.2016 DE - Essen / Panic Room
28.04.2016 NL - Zwolle / Hedon
29.04.2016 NL - Eygelshoven / A Genne Kromm
30.04.2016 NL - Gorinchem /  Stichting PoGo 





Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Eohum - Ealdhaeder (album review)

Eohum
Ealdhaeder
Mycelium Networks
Release: 18 March 2016


Wow, just wow! I'm mightily enjoying Eohem's release of Ealdfaeder. It starts out in a heavy mysticism type Viking/Native American vibe. It sucks you in straight away. Guitarist Jeremy Perkins has made the DJ in my brain very happy indeed. They're listed as a black metal band, but for the love of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph I don't hear it. The music is phenomenal. It's got this cadence to it that is mesmerizing. Sure, Barrie Butler's vocals are the cookie monster screamo type. But, it works so damn well. Barrie Butler makes everything sound wicked and evil. Luca Belviso on drums is just... just... I have no words. It's tribal. Yet, heavy. He's got this rhythm that's gobsmacking. It has shades of Slayer's Lombardo but oh so much more. The most haunting and intriguing part of this mix is Annie Perreault on french horn and flute. I'm a band geek from the mythical time known as the 70s, so french horn .... But holy and christ she is making french horn a metal masterpiece. As a reviewer, I'd like to give you some balance; a downside to Ealdfaeder. But damned if I can find one. OK... how about your neighbours won't like you if you play it too loud too often. Or, you will get a head ache and neck and back pains from head banging. Ah! I got it! Downside to Eohum's Ealdfaeder... it's only 5 songs and 21 minutes or so long. Yes, that displeases me. Because I could seriously do a full album of this! So I'll just have to play this over and over and over again! 

"The Apathetic Plague"

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Megascavenger - As Dystopia Beckons (album review)

Megascavenger
As Dystopia Beckons
Selfmadegod Records
Release: 01 March 2016

Megascavenger's As Dystopia Beckons lives up to its name. The songs sound like some futuristic dystopian society ruled by machines. It's dark and heavy. As Dystopia Beckons has an industrial feel to it. This blends with speed metal and black metal and creates an overwhelming foreboding album. The guitars are quite blistering and frenetic. The cacophony of composition adds to the unease you feel listening to the album. Rogga Johansson goes a long way to paint with music. He's created an album that evokes unease and fear. The tracks on As Dystopia Beckons are sludgetastically heavy. The drumming beats you into submission while the guitars unrelentingly scream at you. Megascavenger is the right blend of industrial futuristic composition with heavy death metal structure. It sometimes comes across as overly technical and unnecessary in measure. Then tracks like 'The Harrowing of Hell' come on and blow you away in it's perfection. Megascavenger's As Dystopia Beckons is worth a listen.

Track Listing:
1. ROTTING DOMAIN (Sven Gross of Fleshcrawl)
2. THE MACHINE THAT TURNS HUMANS INTO SLOP (David Ingram of Hail of Bullets, Echelon, ex-Benediction, ex-Bolt Thrower)
3. DEAD CITY (Jocke Svensson of Entrails)
4. AS THE LAST DAY HAS PASSED (Teddy Möller of Loch Vostok, The Experiment No.Q, The Hidden)
5. THE HELL THAT IS THIS WORLD (Kam Lee of ex-Massacre, ex-Mantas, Bone Gnawer, The Grotesquery)
6. DEAD ROTTING AND EXPOSED (Brynjar Helgetun of Crypticus, Johansson & Speckmann, Just Before Dawn)
7. STEEL THROUGH FLESH EXTRAVAGANZA (Adrie Kloosterwaard of Sinister)
8.. THE HARROWING OF HELL (Kam Lee ex-Massacre, ex-Mantas, Bone Gnawer, The Grotesquery)
9. AS DYSTOPIA BECKONS

Bands on Tour


ABIGAIL WILLIAMS w/ Fleshgod Apocalypse, Carach Angren:
2/12/2016 Gramercy Theatre - New York, NY
2/13/2016 The Palladium - Worcester, MA
2/14/2016 Mod Club - Toronto, ON
2/15/2016 Reggie's - Chicago, IL
2/16/2016 Riot Room - Kansas City, MO
2/17/2016 Marquis Theatre - Denver, CO
2/19/2016 Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
2/20/2016 Third Street Pub - Bend, OR
2/21/2016 DNA Lounge - San Francisco, CA
2/22/2016 Whiskey - West Hollywood, CA
2/23/2016 Brick by Brick - San Diego, CA
2/24/2016 Joe's Grotto - Phoenix, AZ
2/25/2016 Mesa Music Hall - El Paso, TX
2/26/2016 Rail Club - Ft. Worth, TX
2/27/2016 Dirty Dog - Austin, TX
End Tour:
2/28/16 Rock Island Live - Wichita, KS
2/29/16 The Black Sheep - Colorado Spring, CO
3/02/16 The Sickhouse - Idaho Falls, ID

ACT OF DEFIANCE:
2/12/2016 7th Street Entry - Minneapolis, MN
2/13/2016 Brauer House - Lombard, IL
2/14/2016 The Headquarters - Indianapolis, IN
2/16/2016 Southgate House - Newport, KY
2/20/2016 Axes & Anchors Cruise - Miami, FL
2/26/2016 High Dive - Gainesville, FL
2/28/2016 Lava Cantina - Baton Rouge, LA
w/ Hatebreed:
6/05/2016 Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre - Montreal, QC
6/06/2016 The Opera House - Toronto, ON
6/07/2016 Mr. Smalls Theatre - Millvale, PA
6/08/2016 Upstate Concert Hall - Albany, NY
6/09/2016 Higher Ground - Burlington, VT
6/10/2016 Lupo's Hearbreak Hotel - Providence, RI
6/11/2016 Toad's Place - New Haven, CT

AEVANGELIST:
2/19/2016 Húrra - Reykjavík, Iceland @ Oration MMXVI

AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED Live:
2/26-28/2016 Netherlands Deathfest - Tilburg, NL
6/18/2016 Hellfest - Clisson, FR
10/20-23/2016 Southwest Terror Fest V - Tucson, AZ

AMENRA:
4/16/2016 Roadburn Festval - Tilburg, NL
4/17/2016 Roadburn Festval - Tilburg, NL

ANIQATIA:
2/21/2016 Black Bear Bar - Brooklyn, NY
2/27/2016 Deep Tanks, Inc. - Staten Island, NY
3/19/2016 Oxford Lounge - Philadelphia, PA
3/24/2016 Club Gravity - Bethlehem, PA
4/12/2016 The Alternative Gallery - Allentown, PA
4/16/2016 Operation Rebuild Nepal Festival - Frackville, PA

AMON AMARTH w/ Entombed A.D., Exmortus:
4/07/2016 House Of Blues - San Diego, CA
4/08/2016 The Pressroom - Phoenix, AZ
4/09/2016 Tricky Falls - El Paso, TX
4/10/2016 Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM
4/12/2016 House Of Blues - Dallas, TX
4/13/2016 The Aztec Theater - San Antonio, TX
4/15/2016 House Of Blues - Houston, TX
4/16/2016 House Of Blues - New Orleans, LA
4/17/2016 Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA
4/18/2016 The Ritz - Tampa, FL
4/20/2016 The Fillmore - Charlotte, NC
4/21/2016 The Fillmore - Silver Spring, MD
4/22/2016 Best Buy Theatre - New York, NY
4/23/2016 House Of Blues - Boston, MA
4/25/2016 Water Street Music Hall - Rochester, NY
4/26/2016 Higher Ground - Burlington, VT
4/28/2016 Imperial - Quebec City, QC
4/29/2016 Metropolis - Montreal, QC
4/30/2016 The Danforth - Toronto, ON
5/01/2016 House Of Blues - Cleveland, OH
5/02/2016 St. Andrews - Detroit, MI
5/04/2016 The Pageant - St. Louis, MO
5/05/2016 The Riviera Theatre - Chicago, IL
5/06/2016 The Granada Theater - Lawrence, KS
5/07/2016 The Ogden Theater - Denver, CO
5/09/2016 Sokol Auditorium - Omaha, NE
5/10/2016 Varsity Theater - Minneapolis, MN
5/12/2016 The Garrick Winnipeg, MB
5/13/2016 O'Brian's Event Centre - Saskatoon, SK
5/14/2016 MacEwan Ballroom - Calgary, AB
5/16/2016 The Commodore - Vancouver, BC
5/17/2016 Showbox Market - Seattle, WA
5/18/2016 Roseland Theater - Portland, OR
5/20/2016 The Warfield - San Francisco, CA
5/21/2016 The Wiltern Theater - Los Angeles, CA

AUROCH:
2/19-20/2016 Famine Fest III - Portland, OR [info]
5/19/2016 Briefcase Fest - Toronto, ON w/ Mitochondrian, Phobocosm
5/20/2016 La Vitorla - Montreal, QC w/ Mitochondrian, Phobocosm
5/21/2016 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY w/ Mitochondrian, Phobocosm
5/22/2016 Ralph's Diner - Worcester, MA w/ Mitochondrian, Phobocosm
5/23/2016 Strange Matter - Richmond, VA w/ Mitochondrian, Phobocosm
5/24/2016 Iron And Blood - Lynchburg, VA w/ Mitochondrian, Phobocosm
5/25/2016 Millcreek Tavern - Philadelphia, PA w/ Mitochondrian, Phobocosm
5/26-29/2016 Maryland Deathfest - Baltimore, MD

AUTHOR & PUNISHER w/ Weedeater, Today Is The Day,  Lord Dying:
3/14/2016 Earl - Atlanta, GA
3/15/2016 Siberia - New Orleans, LA
3/16/2016 Fitzgeralds - Houston, TX  * no Lord Dying
3/17/2016 Korova - San Antonio, TX
3/18/2016 SXSW - Austin, TX
3/21/2016 Sister - Albuquerque, NM
3/22/2016 Club Red - Mesa, AZ
3/24/2016 Brick By Brick - San Diego, CA
3/25/2016 Viper Room - Los Angeles, CA
3/26/2016 Oakland Opera House - Oakland, CA
3/27/2016 Ash St Saloon - Portland, OR
3/28/2016 Rickshaw Theater - Vancouver, BC
3/29/2016 Highline - Seattle, WA
3/31/2016 3 Kings Tavern - Denver, CO
4/01/2016 Granada Theater - Lawrence, KS
4/02/2016 Gabes - Iowa City, IA
4/03/2016 Hi Tone - Memphis, TN

BARDUS:
3/02/2016 Spacebar - Columbus, OH w/ Grizzlor
3/04/2016 Quenchers - Chicago, IL w/ Grizzlor
3/05/2016 Gooski's - Pittsburgh, PA w/ Grizzlor
3/06/2016 Sandpiper House - Shepherdstown, WV w/ Grizzlor
3/31/2016 New Brookland Tavern - Columbia, SC
4/01/2016 Midtown Speakeasy - Tallahassee, FL w/ The Glorious Rebellion
4/02/2016 Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta, GA w/ The Glorious Rebellion
4/03/2016 Tallgary's Cantina - Asheville, NC w/ The Glorious Rebellion
4/04/2016 The Golden Pony - Harrisonburg, VA w/ The Glorious Rebellion
4/05/2016 The Sidebar - Baltimore, MD w/ The Glorious Rebellion
4/06/2016 The Waiting Room - Philadelphia, PA w/ The Glorious Rebellion
4/07/2016 The Hook Up - Virginia Beach, VA w/ The Glorious Rebellion
4/08/2016 Wonderland - Richmond, VA w/ The Glorious Rebellion
4/09/2016 Scrap Iron Gallery - Wilmington, NC w/ The Glorious Rebellion
4/10/2016 HBGB - Brunswick, GA w/ The Glorious Rebellion

BATTALION OF SAINTS w/ Phobia, Nomads:
3/01/2016 The Echo - Los Angeles, CA
3/02/2016 Til Two Club - San Diego, CA
3/03/2016 The Nile - Mesa, AZ
3/05/2016 Red Blood Club - Dallas, TX
3/06/2016 Sidewinders - Austin, TX
3/07/2016 Walters - Houston, TX
3/08/2016 Siberia - New Orleans, LA
3/09/2016 Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
3/10/2016 Crowbar - Tampa, FL
3/11/2016 Churchills - Miami, FL
3/12/2016 Burro Bar - Jacksonville, FL
3/14/2016 Strange Matter - Richmond, VA
3/15/2016 The Acheron - Brooklyn, NY
3/16/2016 Great Scott - Boston, MA
3/17/2016 Boot And Saddle - Philadelphia, PA
3/18/2016 Now That's Class - Cleveland, OH
3/19/2016 Reggies - Chicago, IL
3/20/2016 Triple Rock Social Club - Minneapolis, MN
3/22/2016 Moon Room - Denver, CO
3/23/2016 Metro Bar - Salt Lake City, UT
3/24/2016 Divebar - Las Vegas, NV

BEHEMOTH w/ Myrkur:
4/21/2016 Theatre Of The Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA
4/23/2016 Webster Hall - New York, NY
4/24/2016 Royale - Boston, MA
4/25/2016 Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre - Montreal, QC
4/26/2016 The Phoenix Concert Theater - Toronto, ON
4/27/2016 St. Andrews Hall - Detroit, MI
4/29/2016 Thalia Hall - Chicago, IL
4/30/2016 Mill City Nights - Minneapolis, MN
5/01/2016 The Granada Theater - Lawrence, KS
5/03/2016 The Gothic Theatre - Denver, CO
5/04/2016 The Complex - Salt Lake City, UT
5/06/2016 The Regency Ballroom - San Francisco, CA
5/07/2016 The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA

BERSERKER III Music Fest w/ Black Tusk, Cannabis Corpse, Child Bite, Die Choking, Ghoul, Voivod more!
3/02/2016 PreSerker Kickoff Party @ Small's (Hamtramck) - Detroit, MI
3/03/2016 Masonic Temple Detroit - Detroit, MI
3/04/2016 Masonic Temple Detroit - Detroit, MI
3/05/2016 Masonic Temple Detroit - Detroit, MI

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME w/ August Burns Red, The Faceless, Good Tiger:
3/04/2016 Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ
3/05/2016 The National - Richmond, VA
3/07/2016 Revolution - Ft Lauderdale, FL
3/08/2016 Jannus Landing - Tampa, FL
3/09/2016 Iron City - Birmingham, AL
3/10/2016 Soul Kitchen - Mobile, AL
3/11/2016 Minglewood Theater - Memphis, TN
3/12/2016 Pageant - St. Louis, MO
3/14/2016 Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO
3/15/2016 Complex - Salt Lake City, UT
3/16/2016 Brooklyn Bowl - Las Vegas, NV
3/17/2016 Rialto - Tucson, AZ
3/18/2016 House Of Blues - San Diego, CA
3/19/2016 Self Help Festival | NOS Event Center - San Bernardino, CA
3/21/2016 Regency - San Francisco, CA
3/22/2016 Ace Of Spades - Sacramento, CA
3/23/2016 Roseland - Portland, OR
3/24/2016 Showbox SoDo - Seattle, WA
3/25/2016 Knitting Factory - Spokane, WA
3/26/2016 Vogue - Vancouver, BC
3/28/2016 Union Hall - Edmonton, AB
3/29/2016 MacEwan Hall - Calgary, AB
3/30/2016 O'Brians Event Centre - Saskatoon, SK
4/01/2016 Garrick - Winnipeg, MB
4/02/2016 Skyway Theatre - Minneapolis, MN
4/03/2016 Wooly's - Des Moines, IA
4/05/2016 Emo's - Austin, TX
4/06/2016 Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City, OK
4/07/2016 Limelight Eventplex - Peoria, IL
4/08/2016 The Rave - Milwaukee, WI
4/09/2016 Stage AE - Pittsburgh, PA
4/10/2016 Guelph Concert Theatre - Guelph, ON
4/12/2016 Imperial - Quebec City, QC
4/13/2016 State Theatre - Portland, ME
4/14/2016 Lupos - Providence, RI
4/15/2016 Fillmore - Philadelphia, PA
4/16/2016 Upstate Concert Hall - Albany, NY
4/17/2016 Webster Hall - New York, NY
End Tour
5/06/2016 Carolina Rebellion - Concord, NC
5/22/2016 Rock On The Range - Columbus, OH

THE BODY + FULL OF HELL European Tour 2016:
4/06/2016 Vera - Groningen, NL
4/07/2016 Magasin 4 - Brussels, BE
4/08/2016 Het Bos - Antwerp, BE
4/09/2016 Ritual Festival @ Canal Mills - Leeds, UK w/ Conan, 40 Watt Sun
4/10/2016 Audio - Glasgow, UK
4/11/2016 Rainbow Cellar - Birmingham, UK
4/12/2016 The Ruby Lounge - Manchester, UK
4/13/2016 Electric Brixton - London, UK w/ Converge "Blood Moon"
4/14/2016 Roadburn Festival - Tilburg, NL
4/16/2016 KB18 - Copenhagen, DK
4/17/2016 Kantine Am Berghain - Berlin, DE
4/18/2016 Klub 007 - Prague, DE
4/19/2016 Feierwerk - Munich, DE
4/20/2016 Jubez - Karlsruhe, DE
4/21/2016 Gaswerk - Winterthur, CH
4/22/2016 La Machine A Coudre - Marseille, FR
4/23/2016 Sidecar - Barcelona, ES
4/24/2016 Moby Dick - Madrid, ES
4/25/2016 Musicbox - Lisbon, PT
4/26/2016 Cave 45 - Porto, PT
4/27/2016 Santana 27 - Bilbao, ES
4/28/2016 Le Saint Des Seins - Toulouse, FR
4/29/2016 La Mecanique Ondulatoire - Paris, FR
4/30/2016 Tivoli  De Helling - Utrecht, BE

BORIS:
4/29/2016 Levitation Fest - Austin, TX
5/01/2016 Tricky Falls - El Paso, TX
5/02/2016 Sister - Albuquerque, NM
5/03/2016 Green Room - Flagstaff, AZ
5/05/2016 The New Parish - Oakland, CA
5/06/2016 Strummers - Fresno, CA
5/07/2016 The Glass House - Pomona, CA

CANNIBAL CORPSE w/ Obituary, Cryptopsy, Abysmal Dawn:
2/12/2016 The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
2/13/2016 The Sea - Wilmington, NC
2/14/2016 Baltimore Soundstage - Baltimore, MD
2/15/2016 Theatre Of Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA
2/16/2016 Irving Plaza - New York, NY
2/18/2016 Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA
2/19/2016 Town Ballroom - Buffalo, NY
2/20/2016 Opera House - Toronto, ON
2/21/2016 St. Andrews Hall - Detroit, MI
2/23/2016 Turner Hall Ballroom - Milwaukee, WI
2/24/2016 The Ready Room - St. Louis, MO
2/25/2016 The Granada Theater - Lawrence, KS
2/26/2016 Cabooze - Minneapolis, MN
2/27/2016 Metro - Chicago, IL
2/29/2016 The Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO
3/01/2016 The Complex - Salt Lake City, UT
3/02/2016 Revolution Center - Boise, ID
3/03/2016 Hawthorne Theater - Portland, OR
3/04/2016 Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC
3/05/2016 El Corazon - Seattle, WA
3/07/2016 The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA
3/08/2016 Mayan Theater - Los Angeles, CA
3/09/2016 The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA
3/10/2016 House Of Blues - San Diego, CA
3/11/2016 Club Red - Phoenix, AZ
3/12/2016 Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM
3/14/2016 The Aztec Theatre - San Antonio, TX
3/15/2016 Gas Monkey Live! - Dallas, TX
3/16/2016 House Of Blues - Houston, TX
3/17/2016 Varsity Theatre - Baton Rouge, LA
3/18/2016 The Side Bar Theatre - Tallahassee, FL
3/19/2016 The Ritz Ybor - Tampa, FL *no Obituary
3/20 /2016 Revolution Live - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

CHILD BITE:
2/12/2016 Buzzbin Art & Music - Canton, OH w/ Against The Grain
2/13/2016 The Smiling Moose - Pittsburgh, PA w/ Against The Grain
2/14/2016 Acheron - Brooklyn, NY w/ Poison Idea
2/15/2016 Amityville Music Hall - Amityville, NY w/ Poison Idea, Sheer Terror, Death Cycle
2/16/2016 Cherry Street Station - Wallingford, CT w/ Poison Idea
2/17/2016 Once - Somerville, MA w/ Poison Idea
2/18/2016 Fuzebo - Albany, NY w/ Poison Idea
2/19/2016 Bar Le Ritz PDB - Montreal, QC w/ Poison Idea
2/20/2016 Hard Luck - Toronto, ON w/ Poison Idea
2/21/2016 Pyramid Scheme - Grand Rapids, MI w/ Poison Idea

CONNY OCHS Record Release Shows w/ Friedemann:
2/18/2016 UT Connewitz - Leipzig, DE
2/19/2016 Reichstrasse - Quedlinburg, DE
2/20/2016 P-Party - Herzberg, DE
2/21/2016 Chemiefabrik - Dresden, DE

CRADLE OF FILTH w/ Butcher Babies, Ne Obliviscaris:
2/12/2016 The Aztec Theater - San Antonio, TX
2/14/2016 Gothic Theater - Eaglewood, CO
2/15/2016 The Complex - Salt Lake City, UT
2/17/2016 Avalon - Los Angeles, CA
2/18/2016 House Of Blues - San Diego, CA
2/20/2016 Ace Of Spades - Sacramento, CA
2/21/2016 The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA
2/23/2016 The Showbox - Seattle, WA
2/29/2016 Q And Z Expo Center - Ringle, WI
3/01/2016 House Of Blues - Chicago, IL
3/02/2016 Bogart's - Cincinnati, OH
3/03/2016 House Of Blues - Cleveland, OH
3/05/2016 St. Andrew's Hall - Detroit, MI
3/06/2016 Phoenix Concert Theater - Toronto, ON
3/07/2016 Corona Theater - Montreal, QC
3/08/2016 Webster Hall - New York, NY

DEAD TO A DYING WORLD:
4/16/2016 013 - Tilburg, NL @ Roadburn Festival

DIE CHOKING:
2/12/2016 Le Buzz - Paris, FR w/ Department Of Correction
2/13/2016 Bar Live - Roubaix, FR w/ Department Of Correction
2/14/2016 Unicorn - London, UK w/ Department Of Correction
2/15/2016 Red Lion - Bristol, UK w/ Department Of Correction
2/16/2016 Northumberland - Newcastle, UK w/ Department Of Correction
2/17/2016 The Adelphi - Preston, UK w/ Department Of Correction
2/18/2016 The Old Angel - Notthingham, UK w/ Department Of Correction
2/19/2016 DeathFist Fest - Nantes, FR w/ Department Of Correction [info]
2/20/2016 Raymond Bar - Clermont Ferrand, FR w/ Department Of Correction
2/21/2016 Les Pavillons Sauvages - Toulouse, FR w/ Department Of Correction
2/22/2016 Thunderbird Lounge - Saint Etienne, FR w/ Department Of Correction
2/23/2016 Haus Mainush - Mayence w/ Department Of Correction
2/24/2016 Sanitätstelle - Chemnitz, FR w/ Department Of Correction
2/25/2016 Epplehaus - Tübingen, DE w/ Department Of Correction
2/26/2016 Cafete - Bern, CH w/ Department Of Correction
2/27/2016 Black Box - Saint Dizier, FR w/ Department Of Correction
3/04/2016 Berserker Fest III - Detroit, MI [info]
3/05/2016 TBA - Grand Rapids, MI
3/10/2016 Gallery 5 - Richmond, VA w/ Fucking Invincible
3/11/2016 Sidebar - Baltimore, MD w/ Fucking Invincible
3/12/2016 Lava Space - Philadelphia, PA w/ Fucking Invincible
5/12/2016 The Funky Jungle - Providence, RI w/ Pyrrhon
5/13/2016 Obrien's - Boston, MA w/ Pyrrhon
5/14/2016 Geno's Rock Club - Portland, ME w/ Pyrrhon

DISTRICT 97 World Tour 2016:
3/25/2016 The Cotswold Inn - Cheltenham, UK
3/26/2015 The Borderline - London, UK w/ Dave Kerzner Band
3/27/2015 The Musician's Pub - Liecester, UK w/ Dave Kerzner Band, Oktopus
3/28/2015 The Robin 2 - Bilston, UK w/ Dave Kerzner Band
3/29/2015 Sound Control - Manchester, UK w/ Dave Kerzner Band
3/31/2015 Das Rind - Russellsheim, DE w/ Dave Kerzner Band, Effloresce
4/01/2015 Art Rock IV Festival - Reichenbach, DE w/ IQ, RPWL
4/02/2015 The Cultfactory - Nuremburg, DE w/ Effloresce
4/03/2015 Progdreams Festival - Zoetermeer, NL w/ Three Friends, Focus and more
5/13/2016 TBA - Chicago, IL w/ Tiles
5/15/2016 Token Lounge - Detroit, MI w/ Tiles
5/16/2016 Orion - Baltimore, MD w/ Tiles
5/17/2015 Roxy and Duke's - Dunellen, NJ w/ Tiles
5/18/2016 TBA - Boston, MA
5/19/2016 Drom - New York, NY @ NYC Prog Rock Night w/ IZZ, Tiles, 3RDegree, more
5/20/2016 Musica - Akron, OH w/ Tiles

DORO:
2/22-26/2016 Monsters Of Rock Cruise East - Miami, FL
2/27/2016 The Orpheum - Tampa, FL
2/28/2016 The Haven - Winter Park, FL
3/01/2016 Variety Playhouse - Atlanta, GA
3/02/2016 Amos Southend - Charlotte, NC
3/04/2016 Revolution - Amityville, NY
3/05/2016 The Chance - Poughkeepsie, NY w/ Y&T
3/06/2016 Blackthorn 51 - Elmhurst, NY

FRIEDEMANN Double Record Release Shows w/ Conny Ochs:
2/18/2016 UT Connewitz - Leipzig, DE
2/19/2016 Reichstrasse - Quedlinburg, DE
2/20/2016 P-Party - Herzberg, DE
2/21/2016 Chemiefabrik - Dresden, DE

FUCKING INVINCIBLE:
2/26/2016 Democracy Center - Cambridge, MA
2/27/2016 ABC No Rio - New York City, NY
2/27/2016 Acheron - Brooklyn, NY
2/28/2016 Aurora - Providence, RI
3/01/2016 TBA - Worcester, MA
3/02/2016 Cold Spring Hollow - Belchertown, MA
3/03/2016 Casa Del Poppolo - Montreal, QC
3/04/2016 Coalition - Toronto, ON
3/05/2016 The Loving Touch - Ferndale, MI @ Berserker Fest
3/06/2016 Mousetrap - Chicago, IL
3/07/2016 TBA - St. Louis, MO
3/08/2016 Spinelli's Downtown - Louisville, KY
3/09/2016 TBA - Greensboro, NC
3/10/2016 Gallery 5 - Richmond, VA w/ Die Choking
3/11/2016 Sidebar - Baltimore, MD w/ Die Choking
3/12/2016 Lava Space - Philadelphia, PA w/ Die Choking
3/13/2016 The Savage Patch - New London, CT

FULL OF HELL + THE BODY European Tour 2016:
4/06/2016 Vera - Groningen, NL
4/07/2016 Magasin 4 - Brussels, BE
4/08/2016 Het Bos - Antwerp, BE
4/09/2016 Ritual Festival @ Canal Mills - Leeds, UK w/ Conan, 40 Watt Sun
4/10/2016 Audio - Glasgow, UK
4/11/2016 Rainbow Cellar - Birmingham, UK
4/12/2016 The Ruby Lounge - Manchester, UK
4/13/2016 Electric Brixton - London, UK w/ Converge "Blood Moon"
4/14/2016 Roadburn Festival - Tilburg, NL
4/16/2016 KB18 - Copenhagen, DK
4/17/2016 Kantine Am Berghain - Berlin, DE
4/18/2016 Klub 007 - Prague, DE
4/19/2016 Feierwerk - Munich, DE
4/20/2016 Jubez - Karlsruhe, DE
4/21/2016 Gaswerk - Winterthur, CH
4/22/2016 La Machine A Coudre - Marseille, FR
4/23/2016 Sidecar - Barcelona, ES
4/24/2016 Moby Dick - Madrid, ES
4/25/2016 Musicbox - Lisbon, PT
4/26/2016 Cave 45 - Porto, PT
4/27/2016 Santana 27 - Bilbao, ES
4/28/2016 Le Saint Des Seins - Toulouse, FR
4/29/2016 La Mecanique Ondulatoire - Paris, FR
4/30/2016 Tivoli  De Helling - Utrecht, BE

GOATWHORE:
2/19/2016 Gasa Gasa - New Orleans, LA w/ Mountain Of Wizard, Six Pack
2/25/2016 Courtyard Lounge - Englewood, OH
2/26/2016 Small's - Detroit, MI
2/27/2016 The Opera House - Toronto, ON * Inertia Entertainment 20th Anniversary Show w/ Sacrifice, Macabre, Panzerfaust
2/28/2016 Big Shots - Valparaiso, IL
2/29/2016 Massey's Entertainment Venue - Danville, KY
3/01/2016 JJ's Bohemia - Chattanooga, TN

HELLBASTARD w/ Warwound, Nerve Damage:
2/18/2016 The Lost Well - Austin, TX w/ Deadly Reign
2/19/2016 Three Links - Dallas, TX
2/20/2016 Gacy's Place - Kansas City, MO
2/21/2016 The Triple Rock - Minneapolis, MN w/ War//Plague
2/22/2016 Live Wire Lounge - Chicago, IL
2/23/2016 Fubar - St. Louis, MO
2/24/2016 TBA - Nashville, TN
2/25/2016 Siberia - New Orleans, LA w/ Gasmiasma
2/26/2016 Bad Ass Weekend @ Eastdown Warehouse - Houston, TX w/ Aspects Of War, Napalm Raid, Deadly Reign, Saint Krusher

IMMORTAL BIRD w/ Pyrrhon:
4/08/2016 The Summit - Columbus, OH * IMMORTAL BIRD only
4/09/2016 The Smiling Moose - Pittsburgh, PA
4/10/2016 The Pourhouse - Raleigh, NC
4/11/2016 TBA - Knoxville, TN
4/12/2016 The Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta, GA
4/13/2016 Shantytown Pub - Jacksonville, FL
4/14/2016 Will's Pub - Orlando, FL
4/15/2016 Churchill's - Miami, FL
4/16/2016 Fubar - St. Petersburg, FL
4/17/2016 Siberia - New Orleans, LA
4/18/2016 Hi-Tone - Memphis, TN
4/19/2016 Highlands Taproom - Louisville, KY
4/20/2016 The Doom Room - Lafayette, IN * IMMORTAL BIRD only

INCANTATION w/ Morgoth, Omophagia, DarkRise:
4/12/2016 Viper Room - Vienna, AU
4/13/2016 Blue Note - Poznan, PL
4/14/2016 Brrack Club - Ostrava, CZ
4/15/2016 Club From Hell - Erfurt, DE
4/16/2016 Hypothalamus - Rheine, DE
4/17/2016 Iduna - Drachten, NL
4/18/2016 Baroeg - Rotterdam, NL
4/19/2016 Maison Du Peuple - Chappelle-Lez Ht, BE
4/20/2016 Nambucca - London, UK
4/21/2016 Audio - Glasgow, UK
4/22/2016 Talking Heads - Southampton, UK
4/23/2016 Helvete - Oberhausen, DE

INVERLOCH:
4/22-24/2016 Barroselas Metal Fest SWR - Barroselas, PT

IRATA w/ Caustic Casanova:
3/04/2016 The Summit - Columbus, OH
3/05/2016 The Buzzbin - Canton, OH w/ The Ravenna Arsenal
3/06/2016 The Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL w/ Predator, Snow Burial
3/07/2016 Frank's Power Plant - Milwaukee, WI w/ Bongwraith, Galactic Hatchet
3/09/2016 The Acheron - Brooklyn, NY w/ Moon Tooth, Netherlands
3/10/2016 Mill Creek Tavern - Philadelphia, PA w/ Clamfight, Witch Fist
3/11/2016 Guido's - Frederick, MD w/ Akris, Cavern, Rhin
3/12/2016 Wonderland - Richmond, VA w/ Pillbuster

KING GIANT w/ Pentagram:
3/10/2016 Shaka's Live­ - Virginia Beach, VA
3/11/2016 The Broadberry - Richmond, VA
3/12/2016 Cats Cradle - Carborro, NC
3/13/2016 The International - Knoxville, TN

MAGIC CIRCLE:
3/11/2016 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY w/ Ecstatic Vision
3/12/2016 AS220 - Providence, RI w/ Sire, V-Sect
3/19/2016 Ralph's Rock Diner - Worcester, MA w/ Chalice, Summoner, Dust Witch
4/30/2016 Michael J's - Waltham, MA w/ Hirudinea

MANTAR:
4/14/2016 Doom Over Leipzig - Leipzig, DE
4/15/2016 Schaubude - Kiel, DE*
4/20/2016 FZW Club - Dortmund, DE*
4/21/2016 Schlachthof - Wiesbaden, DE*
4/22/2016 B58 - Braunschweig, DE*
4/23/2016 Stockrock - Hagen, DE
4/29/2016 Desertfest - Berlin, DE
5/07/2016 Volksbad - Flensburg, DE*
5/13/2016 Post Valley - Gießen, DE
5/27/2016 Freak Valley Festival - Siegen, DE
5/28/2016 Visbek Rockt - Visbek, DE
*Record release show

MELTED SPACE Underworld Europe Tour 2016 w/ Symphony X, Myrath:
2/12/2016 Robin 2 - Wolverhampton, UK
2/13/2016 Club Academy - Manchester, UK
2/15/2016 Corporation - Sheffield, UK
2/16/2016 Garage - Glasgow, UK
2/18/2016 Bierkeller - Bristol, UK
2/19/2016 Islington Assembly Hall - London, UK
2/20/2016 Biebob - Vosselaar, BE
2/21/2016 Boerderij - Zoetermeer, NL
2/23/2016 TBA -Paris, FR
2/25/2016 Apolo - Barcelona, ES
2/26/2016 Stage Live - Bilbao, ES
2/27/2016 Arena - Madrid, ES
2/28/2016 Paradise Garage - Lisbon, PT
3/01/2016 Barbey - Bordeaux, FR
3/03/2016 Alcatraz - Milan, IT
3/04/2016 CCO Villeurbanne - Lyon, FR
3/05/2016 Z7 - Pratteln, CH
3/06/2016 Rockfabrik - Ludwigsburg, DE
3/08/2016 Colos Saal - Aschaffenburg, DE
3/10/2016 Feierwerk/Hansa - Munich, DE
3/11/2016 Masters Of Rock Café - Zlin, CZ
3/12/2016 HSD - Erfurt, DE
3/13/2016 Bi Nuu - Berlin, DE
3/15/2016 Progresja - Warsaw, PL
3/17/2016 Knust - Hamburg, DE
3/18/2016 Pumpehuset - Copenhagen, DK
3/19/2016 Matrix - Bochum, DE
3/20/2016 013 Tilburg, NL

MOUNTAIN OF WIZARD:
2/19/2016 Gasa Gasa - New Orleans, LA w/ Goatwhore, Six Pack

NEUROSIS:
3/06/2016 Regency Ballroom - San Francisco, CA w/ Converge, Negative Approach
4/15/2016 Hat Patronaat - Tilburg, NL *STEVE VON TILL and SCOTT KELLY solo performances
4/16/2016 013 - Tilburg, NL
4/17/2016 013 - Tilburg, NL
8/11/2016 Festa Radio Onda D'Urto - Brescia, IT
8/13/2016 Oya Festival - Oslo, NO [tickets]
8/20/2016 Motocultor Festival - St. Nolff, FR
8/21/2016 Amplifest - Porto, PT

NIGHTFELL:
3/11/2016 Obsidian - Olympia WA w/ Torture Rack, Shrine Of The Serpent
3/12/2016 Panic Room, Portland, OR w/ Torture Rack, Shrine Of The Serpent
8/12-14/2016 Capitol Theater - Olympia, WA @ Migration Festival

OBITUARY w/ Cannibal Corpse, Cryptopsy, Abysmal Dawn:
2/12/2016 The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
2/13/2016 The Sea - Wilmington, NC
2/14/2016 Baltimore Soundstage - Baltimore, MD
2/15/2016 Theatre Of Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA
2/16/2016 Irving Plaza - New York, NY
2/18/2016 Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA
2/19/2016 Town Ballroom - Buffalo, NY
2/20/2016 Opera House - Toronto, ON
2/21/2016 St. Andrews Hall - Detroit, MI
2/23/2016 Turner Hall Ballroom - Milwaukee, WI
2/24/2016 The Ready Room - St. Louis, MO
2/25/2016 The Granada Theater - Lawrence, KS
2/26/2016 Cabooze - Minneapolis, MN
2/27/2016 Metro - Chicago, IL
2/29/2016 The Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO
3/01/2016 The Complex - Salt Lake City, UT
3/02/2016 Revolution Center - Boise, ID
3/03/2016 Hawthorne Theater - Portland, OR
3/04/2016 Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC
3/05/2016 El Corazon - Seattle, WA
3/07/2016 The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA
3/08/2016 Mayan Theater - Los Angeles, CA
3/09/2016 The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA
3/10/2016 House Of Blues - San Diego, CA
3/11/2016 Club Red - Phoenix, AZ
3/12/2016 Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM
3/14/2016 The Aztec Theatre - San Antonio, TX
3/15/2016 Gas Monkey Live! - Dallas, TX
3/16/2016 House Of Blues - Houston, TX
3/17/2016 Varsity Theatre - Baton Rouge, LA
3/18/2016 The Side Bar Theatre - Tallahassee, FL
3/20 /2016 Revolution Live - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

OMOPHAGIA w/ Morgoth, Incantation, DarkRise:
4/12/2016 Viper Room - Vienna, AU
4/13/2016 Blue Note - Poznan, PL
4/14/2016 Brrack Club - Ostrava, CZ
4/15/2016 Club From Hell - Erfurt, DE
4/16/2016 Hypothalamus - Rheine, DE
4/17/2016 Iduna - Drachten, NL
4/18/2016 Baroeg - Rotterdam, NL
4/19/2016 Maison Du Peuple - Chappelle-Lez Ht, BE
4/20/2016 Nambucca - London, UK
4/21/2016 Audio - Glasgow, UK
4/22/2016 Talking Heads - Southampton, UK
4/23/2016 Helvete - Oberhausen, DE

PELICAN:
4/28/2016 Astra- Berlin, DE @ Desertfest
4/29/2016 MTC Club - Koln, DE
4/30/2016 Electric Ballroom - London, UK @ Desertfest
5/01/2016 The Fleece - Bristol, UK
5/02/2016 Audio - Glasgow, UK
5/03/2016 Gorilla - Manchester, UK
5/04/2016 Le Grand Mix - Lille, FR
5/05/2016 La Maroquinerie - Paris, FR
5/06/2016 Dunk! Festival - Zottegem, BE
5/07/2016 Les Trinitaires - Metz, FR @ Young Team Festival
5/08/2016 Rote Fabrik - Zurich, CH
5/10/2016 Arena - Vienna, AT
5/11/2016 NOD - Prague, CZ
5/12/2016 Hafenklang - Hamburg, DE
5/13/2016 A Colossal Weekend - Copenhagen, DK

POISON IDEA:
2/12/2016 Ottobar - Baltimore, MD
2/13/2016 Voltage Lounge - Philadelphia, PA
2/14/2016 Acheron - Brooklyn, NY w/ Child Bite, Chud
2/15/2016 Amityville Music Hall - Amityville, NY w/ Child Bite, Sheer Terror, Deathcycle
2/16/2016 Cherry Street Station - Wallingford, CT w/ Child Bite
2/17/2016 Once - Somerville, MA w/ Child Bite
2/18/2016 Fuzebox - Albany, NY w/ Child Bite
2/19/2016 Bar Le Ritz PDB - Montreal, QC w/ Child Bite
2/20/2016 Hard Luck - Toronto, ON w/ Child Bite
2/21/2016 Pyramid Scheme - Grand Rapids, MI w/ Child Bite

POWER TRIP w/ Lamb Of God, Anthrax, Deafheaven:
2/12/2016 Hollywood Palladium - Los Angeles, CA
4/22/2016 Norman Music Festival - Norman, OK

PYRRHON:
4/09/2016 The Smiling Moose - Pittsburgh, PA w/ Immortal Bird
4/10/2016 The Pourhouse - Raleigh, NC w/ Immortal Bird
4/11/2016 TBA - Knoxville, TN w/ Immortal Bird
4/12/2016 The Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta, GA w/ Immortal Bird
4/13/2016 Shantytown Pub - Jacksonville, FL w/ Immortal Bird
4/14/2016 Will's Pub - Orlando, FL w/ Immortal Bird
4/15/2016 Churchill's - Miami, FL w/ Immortal Bird
4/16/2016 Fubar - St. Petersburg, FL w/ Immortal Bird
4/17/2016 Siberia - New Orleans, LA w/ Immortal Bird
4/18/2016 Hi-Tone - Memphis, TN w/ Immortal Bird
4/19/2016 Highlands Taproom - Louisville, KY w/ Immortal Bird
5/12/2016 The Funky Jungle - Providence, RI w/ Die Choking
5/13/2016 Obrien's - Boston, MA w/ Die Choking
5/14/2016 Geno's Rock Club - Portland, ME w/ Die Choking

RIVERS OF NIHIL w/ Black Fast, Dark Sermon:
2/17/2016 Broadway Joe's - Buffalo, NY
2/18/2016 Once Ballroom - Somerville, MA
2/19/2016 Saint Vitus Bar - New York, NY
2/20/2016 The Brighton Bar - Long Branch, NJ
2/21/2016 Club 611 - Frederick, MD
2/22/2016 The DHP - Fayetteville, NC
2/23/2016 New Brookland Tavern - Columbia, SC
2/24/2016 The Haven - Orlando, FL
2/25/2016 Crowbar - Ybor City, FL
2/26/2016 The Handlebar - Pensacola, FL
2/27/2016 The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
2/28/2016 The End - Nashville, TN *
3/01/2016 The Hoosier Dome - Indianapolis, IN *
3/02/2016 Reggie's - Chicago, IL *
3/03/2016 Rockstar Pro Arena - Dayton, OH *
3/04/2016 The Foundry - Lakewood, OH *
3/05/2016 The Smiling Moose - Pittsburgh, PA *
3/06/2016 The Pinch - Washington D.C. *
*RIVERS OF NIHIL, Dark Sermon only

SCOTT KELLY:
2/23/2016 The Crying Wolf - Nashville, TN
2/24/2016 The Earl - Atlanta, GA
2/25/2016 The Buccaneer - Memphis, TN
2/26/2016 Vino's - Little Rock, AK
2/27/2016 Maxine's - Hot Springs, AK
2/28/2016 The Road Map - Texarkana, TX
2/29/2016 Riverside Warehouse - Shreveport, LA

SEVEN SISTERS OF SLEEP:
2/16/2016 The Complex - Glendale, CA *Record Release Show w/ Coffins, Noothgrush

SNOW BURIAL:
3/06/2016 Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL w/ Irata, Caustic Casanova, Predator

SUNN O))):
3/12/2016 Adelaide Festival - Adelaide, AU w/ Magma
3/15/2016 Manning Bar - Sydney, AU
3/16/2016 Max Watts - Melbourne, AU
4/02/2016 Big Ears Fest - Knoxville, TN
4/03/2016 Exit/in - Nashville, TN
4/05/2016 Georgia - Athens, GA
4/06/2016 Terminal West - Atlanta, GA
4/07/2016 Sun Ray Theatre - Jacksonville, FL
4/08/2016 The Orpheum - Tampa, FL
4/30/2016 Levitation - Austin, TX
5/21/2016 Moogfest - Durham, NC

SWEET COBRA w/ Bloodiest, Electric Hawk:
3/03/2016 Detroit, MI - UFO Factory
3/04/2016 Toronto, ON - The Hard Luck
3/05/2016 Syracuse, NY - Gorham Brothers Music
3/06/2016 Montreal, QC - Bar Le Ritz
3/07/2016 Brooklyn, NY - St. Vitus Bar
3/08/2016 Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie
3/09/2016 Pittsburgh, PA - Smiling Moose
3/10/2016 Indianapolis, IN - 5th Quarter
3/11/2016 Cleveland, OH - Now That's Class (early show)
3/12/2016 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle

TEN THOUSAND MILES OF ARTERIES:
10/28-31/2016 Trans Pecos - Queens, NY @ Autumn Dirges Festival

THEOLOGIAN:
3/05/2016 The Depot - Baltimore, MD @ Altered States w/ T.O.M.B., Snakefeast, Darsombra, The Owls Are Not What They Seem [info]

THEORIES:
2/13/2016 The Loading Dock - Salt Lake City, UT
4/07-10/2016 Modified Ghost Festival - Vancouver, BC

TINY KNIVES:
3/04/2016 Booberamapaloozafest - Portland, OR

TODAY IS THE DAY w/ Weedeater,  Author & Punisher,  Lord Dying:
3/14/2016 Earl - Atlanta, GA
3/15/2016 Siberia - New Orleans, LA
3/16/2016 Fitzgeralds - Houston, TX * no Lord Dying
3/17/2016 Korova - San Antonio, TX
3/18/2016 SXSW - Austin, TX
3/21/2016 Sister - Albuquerque, NM
3/22/2016 Club Red - Mesa, AZ
3/24/2016 Brick By Brick - San Diego, CA
3/25/2016 Viper Room - Los Angeles, CA
3/26/2016 Oakland Opera House - Oakland, CA
3/27/2016 Ash St Saloon - Portland, OR
3/28/2016 Rickshaw Theater - Vancouver, BC
3/29/2016 Highline - Seattle, WA
3/32/2016 3 Kings Tavern - Denver, CO
4/01/2016 Granada Theater - Lawrence, KS
4/02/2016 Gabes - Iowa City, IA
4/03/2016 Hi Tone - Memphis, TN

VIA VENGEANCE 3 Man 2 Band Tour 2016 w/ Gomi:
3/11/2016 The Greenroom - Flagstaff, AZ
3/12/2016 Triple Nickel Tavern - Colorado Springs, CO
3/13/2016 Tennyson's Tap - Denver, CO [3-7pm happy hour show]
3/14/2016 The Jackpot Music Hall - Lawrence, KS
3/15/2016 Livewire - Chicago, IL
3/18/2016 The Happy Dog - Cleveland, OH
3/19/2016 The Owens Travelers Tavern - Akron, OH
3/22/2016 TBA - Nashville, TN
3/26/2016 Pub Rock - Scottsdale, AZ *CD Release Show w/ Black Tusk, Holy Grail [no Gomi]

VICTIMS:
3/24/2016 Observatory - Santa Ana, CA w/ Napalm Death, Melt Banana
3/25/2016 Casbah - San Diego, CA w/ Napalm Death, Melt Banana
3/26/2016 Los Globos - Los Angeles, CA
3/27/2016 Metro - Oakland, CA w/ Brainoil
3/28/2016 VFW - Eureka, CA
3/29/2016 Black Water - Portland, OR
3/30/2016 Highline - Seattle, WA
3/31/2016 Roseland - Portland, OR @ Decibel Tour w/ Abbath, High On Fire, Skeletonwitch, Tribulation
4/01/2016 TBA - Vancouver, BC
6/17-19/2016 Hellfest - Clisson, FR
6/02-05/2016 Temples Fest - Bristol, UK

VISION OF DISORDER:
3/12/2016 The Headliner - Neptune City, NJ
3/13/2016 Fish Head Cantina - Halethorpe, MD

WAKE Trans-Canada Deathwish:
2/26/2016 Local Omnivore - Edmonton, AB
2/27/2016 Vangelis Tavern - Saskatoon, SK
2/28/2016 Handsome Daughter - Winnipeg, MB
2/29/2016 Black Pirates Pub - Thunder Bay, ON
3/02/2016 Coalition - Toronto, ON
3/03/2016 Casa Del Popolo - Montreal, QC
3/04/2016 Scanner Bistro - Quebec City, QC
3/05/2016 Non Factory - Boston, MA
3/06/2016 Half Moon Café - Philadelphia, PA
3/07/2016 The Acheron - Brooklyn, NY
3/08/2016 Livewire - Chicago, IL
3/09/2016 Quarters Rock and Roll Palace - Milwaukee, WI
3/10/2016 Hexagon Bar - Minneapolis, MN
3/11/2016 Mercury Café - Regina, SK

WHORID:
10/28-31/2016 Trans Pecos - Queens, NY @ Autumn Dirges Festival

WISDOM IN CHAINS:
2/19/2016 Voltage Lounge - Philadelphia, PA w/ Judge, World Be Free, Blind Justice, Timebomb

WREKMEISTER HARMONIES w/ Bell Witch:
2/23/2016 St. Vitus - Brooklyn, NY
2/24/2016 Side Bar - Baltimore, MD
2/25/2016 King's Barcade - Raleigh, NC
2/26/2016 The Earl - Atlanta, GA w/ Pallbearer
2/27/2016 The End - Nashville, TN w/ Pallberer
2/28/2016 Zanzabar - Louisville, KY w/ Pallbearer
3/01/2016 Club Café - Pittsburg, PA
3/02/2016 Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA
3/04/2016 O'Briens - Allston, MA
3/05/2016 Turbo Haus - Montreal, QC
3/06/2016 Soybomb HQ - Toronto, ON
3/07/2016 Nectar's - Burlington, VT

ZEX Brazil Tour 2016:
2/12/2016 Bar do Juca - Mogi Mirim, SP
2/13/2016 Gama City, DF
2/14/2016 Goiania, GO

Metallica: The Night Before the Night Before

So, Super Bowl 50 is in the books with a snooze fest halftime from some band named Coldplay. Awesome dance moves from some woman named Beyonce and her dance squad. And a song I thought was about Voldemort and Harry Potter but is a 'real' song by a band named Bruno Mars. I only mention it because Jason Long from Ohio, a longtime Metallica fan club member, started a petition to get Metallica to play the half time show. The petition garnered 63,925 signatures, but alas, it was not to be. Some one on the Super Bowl half time committee lobbied for their favourite band, Coldplay, and that's who was chosen.

Metallica, being the ever good sports they are, opted to rent out ATT Park in downtown San Francisco. As another nod to the greatness of Metallica, they opened up their "sound check" to Metclub member winners (ooops, sorry 5th Member winners) to come in and watch. To be fair, it wasn't an actual sound check as all musicians have had to slog thru. They had a true sound check and then let winners and anyone who happened to be sat outside the ATT gates with a a hangdog look on their face into the stadium to watch a 45 minute or so rehearsal.

To be fair, I've been a fan since 1986 and a clubber since 1998. The ATT gig was my 58th show in 9 countries. So I'm a bona fide card carrying FAN!!! For the sound check, I shot on Ol' Reliable, an 8 year old Canon SX10IS. For my actual assignment for Ghost Cult Magazine I used Sexy (yes, I named my 60D after what the 11th Doctor calls the TARDIS).












Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Armstrong Metal Fest

      Already unveiling the first twelve bands for their 2016 line up,Armstrong Metalfest is proud to reveal its next batch of bands for the fest taking place on July 15th and 16th in Armstrong, BC at the Hassen Arena. This year's fest plans to showcase a high caliber of Western Canadian and international bands, which will include this year's Best Metal winner from the Whammy Awards taking place in Vancouver on Feb 12th whom will be invited to perform at the fest. Event details here.
Bands confirmed this week for AMF are the following:
DropDeadFred (Kelowna, BC) - https://dropdeadfredcanada.bandcamp.com
Revenger (Vancouver, BC) - https://revengermusic.bandcamp.com
Tyrants Demise (Winnipeg, MB) - https://tyrantsdemise.bandcamp.com/
Bands previously confirmed:
Apprentice (Vancouver, BC) - https://apprenticevancouver.bandcamp.com
ArkenFire (Kelowna, BC) - http://www.arkenfire.com
Black Wizard (Vancouver, BC) - http://blackwizard.bandcamp.com
Bleed (Edmonton, AB) - http://www.bleedband.com 
Cryptic Enslavement (Nanaimo, BC) - https://crypticenslavement.bandcamp.com 
DEAD ASYLUM (Vancouver, BC) - http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/deadasylum
Kataplexis (Calgary, AB) - http://kataplexis.bandcamp.com
Leave the Living (Red Deer, AB) -http://www.leavetheliving.bandcamp.com
Slagduster (Grand Forks, BC) - http://slagduster.com 
Trollband (Edmonton, AB/ Vancouver, BC) - http://www.trollband.bandcamp.com
WMD (Calgary, AB) - http://www.wmdofficial.com 
XUL (Vernon, BC) http://xulmetal.bandcamp.com
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Early Bird Presale have begun!
Tickets prices as follows: 
- $90 limited early bird Presale, online only (November 1st to January 31st)
- $120 regular presale (February 1st to July 14)
- $160 at the door.
Tickets can be purchased at the following link: https://armstrongmetalfest.ca/tickets/ 
Upcoming AMF Partner Events:
Feb 12 - Vancouver, BC @ The Wise Hall & Lounge - Whammy Awards - Event info (metal award winner plays AMF 2016)
Feb 18 - Vernon, BC @ The Green - West Metal Entertainment Presents - AMF 2015 Year in Review - Event info
April 23 - Kelowna, BC @ Flashbacks Nightclub - West Metal Entertainment Presents w/ Kalmah, Vesperia, Xul, DropDeadFred - Event info

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Totem Skin - Weltschmerz (album review)

Totem Skin
Weltschmerz
Halo of Flies
Releases: 4 March 2016

To say I really dig this album by Totem Skin is an understatement. Weltschmerz is heavy in the best ways possible. Christoffer Oster is a beasts on guitar. Their sound is so dense. It's augmented by the heavy pounding of Sebastian Engstrom on drums and the yes, I can hear Johan Wiberg's bass and am loving how it rides in the mix of Lewis Johns. It's been a while since I can say that I can actually HEAR bass playing on an album and am very happy that Totem Skin highlights the playing of Johan Wiberg on Weltschmerz.  Every song is worth a listen, there is no filler here. Give Welschmerz a spin on their Bandcamp page and seriously drop the 7Euro on a digital copy of the album.
Totem Skin's Weltschmerz on Bandcamp







TODAY IS THE DAY - (tour dates and video)

Today is the Day released a new video from their upcoming tenth album called Animal Mother. The track is called "Animal Mother" and you can watch it here. You can catch them on the road in March and April with Weedeater, Author & Punisher, and Lord Dying.

TODAY IS THE DAY w/ Weedeater, Author & Punisher, Lord Dying:
3/14/2016 Earl - Atlanta, GA
3/15/2016 Siberia - New Orleans, LA
3/16/2016 Fitzgeralds - Houston, TX  * no Lord Dying
3/17/2016 Korova - San Antonio, TX
3/18/2016 SXSW - Austin, TX
3/21/2016 Sister - Albuquerque, NM
3/22/2016 Club Red - Mesa, AZ
3/24/2016 Brick By Brick - San Diego, CA
3/25/2016 Viper Room - Los Angeles, CA
3/26/2016 Oakland Opera House - Oakland, CA
3/27/2016 Ash St Saloon - Portland, OR
3/28/2016 Rickshaw Theater - Vancouver, BC
3/29/2016 Highline - Seattle, WA
3/31/2016 3 Kings Tavern - Denver, CO
4/01/2016 Granada Theater - Lawrence, KS
4/02/2016 Gabes - Iowa City, IA
4/03/2016 Hi Tone - Memphis, TN


AHP - Against Human Plague (album review)

AHP   Against Human PlagueVia NocturnaRelease: 21 February 
Sometimes I like to review music that I don't normally listen to. I think it expands my horizons as a music aficionado and a reviewer. AHP is one such experience. The album is a mind fuck of darkness and weirdness and things that go bump in the night. The ten tracks on Against Human Plague are intense. The feeling it leaves is of having a heart attack while drowning with strobe lights going off above you. The opening and title track "Against Human Plague" is like a punch in the gut. It's beyond visceral. "Down Here" is the stuff of nightmares. It's ambiently scary and at any moment you think something is going to jump out and get you. "Unleashed the Storms" sounds like a raging storm upon the rocks. It evokes darkness, black clouds, crashing waves, and death.  "Homines In Igne Morti" sounds like it could be on the soundtrack from a classic black and white horror movie. Nosferatu would number this song among his favourites. I don't actually know what "Decay" was about. I honestly thought something was wrong with my computer, a virus or something and I shut it down and rebooted it. The song / sound is unsettling. "Crawling Shadows" is another song made of nightmares. It's creepy. Creepy as fuck! "Drowned" was the single that started my nightmarish trip into Against Human Plague. It's a cross between a horror movie backing track and the music any serial killer worth his salt would have playing as they worked. It's slow. Methodical. Measured. Mesmerizing. You want to freak out your house guests or friends at a party? Play Against Human Plague. You want to break up with your significant other but without taking "responsibility"? Invite them over for a meal and play this very loudly. Want to stop your neighbours from bothering you? Freak them the fuck out by playing this at all hours of the night. AHP have made one scary freaky album with Against Human Plague. I salute them! 

Manipulate - Becoming Madness (album review)

Manipulate
Becoming Madness
Flatspot Records
February 12, 2016

Manipulate is a New York thrash punk band that is all attitude. Their new album Becoming Madness drops February 12 on Flatspot Records. This is an album you should buy. Why? It's headbanging goodness. Circle pit worthy. Full of angry fist pumping action. The single "Beaten Path" is one that will be played on repeat. It's invigorating. It's like a breath of fresh air on your sound system. The guitars are fierce, the drumming hard hitting, the vocals totally in your face. "Slip Away" has an angry swagger that is hard to let go of. The composition makes you move and head bang. At 1:15 there is a rhythm section breakdown that is sublime. "Manipulate" is a track that instantly starts a circle pit in your room. Even if it's a circle pit of one (as my dogs and cat are looking at me like I've lost my ever loving mind.) It's hard to write and headbang at the same time. Excuse me while I go jump onto the couch, headbang, and then jump off again. I'm totally diggin' the music and vocals. You will too! There is so much to like about Becoming Madness. Manipulate have recorded an album that is going to stand the test of time and be a thrash icon for years if not decades to come.

Pre-Order on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/becoming-madness-ep/id1062208911

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