HAMMERFALL To join HELLOWEEN On Spring 2023 North American Tour

Power metallers HELLOWEEN are touring the “United Forces” tour of North America in May 2023 with Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, September 30 at 10 a.m. local time.

HELLOWEEN singer Andi Debris comments: “We can’t wait to be back and celebrate our new album with our fans in the U.S. and Canada!”

HELLOWEEN released their self-titled studio album in June 2021. Adored by fans and critics alike, the record catapulted straight to the charts, earning the No. 1 position in Germany and Spain, the Top 5 of seven countries, and the Top 15 multiple times worldwide.

The cover artwork for “Helloween” was painted by artist Eliran Kantor, who has previously worked with HATEBREED, SOULFLY, TESTAMENT, ICED EARTH and SODOM, among others.

HAMMERFALL‘s latest studio album, “Hammer Of Dawn”, was released in February via Napalm Records. The LP was produced by longtime collaborator Fredrik Nordström (IN FLAMES, OPETH),who handled mixing, mastering, drum recording, and shared the duty of recording guitars and bass with guitarists Pontus Norgren and Oscar Dronjak. Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT) produced the lead vocals.

Singer Joacim Cans spoke about the new album: “It’s hard to describe in words how extremely happy and proud I am about the outcome of ‘Hammer Of Dawn’. It was a struggle, for sure, but in the end we pulled it off and delivered a solid, vital and positive new album. Everyone is on top of his game and together we have created yet another milestone in HAMMERFALL history.”

Tour dates:

May 13 – Dallas, TX – The Factory
May 16 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
May 18 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
May 20 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
May 21 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
May 23 – Toronto, ON – History
May 24 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Hall
May 26 – Chicago, IL – The Riviera
May 27 – Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore
May 30 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
Jun. 01 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
Jun. 02 – Los Angeles, CA – YouTube Theater
Jun. 03 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield


WARBRINGER is Going On Tour!

Warbringer is finally hitting the Western USA in support of ‘Weapons of Tomorrow.’ It’s been way too long, and the band is fired up as hell to get out there and bang some heads. The bill this time includes none other than legendary Bay Area thrashers Heathen, as well as Chicago’s Misfire. It’s looking like it will be a fantastic tour that will bring some serious riffs to the stage. Can’t wait to get back out there, and looking forward to seeing all of you raging at the shows.”

Weapons of Tomorrow is the sixth studio album by the American thrash metal band Warbringer released on Napalm Records USA. You can PURCHASE IT HERE

Track Listing:

Firepower Kills
The Black Hand Reaches Out
Crushed Beneath the Tracks
Defiance of Fate
Heart of Darkness
Power Unsurpassed
Outer Reaches
Notre Dame (King of Fools)
Glorious End

9/13/2022 – Fresno, CA @ Strummer’s
9/14/2022 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Atrium
9/15/2022 – Sacramento, CA @ Goldfield Trading Post
9/16/2022 – Portland, OR @ Mano Oculta PDX
9/17/2022 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
9/18/2022 – Boise, ID @ The Shredder
9/19/2022 – Denver, CO @ HQ
9/21/2022 – Lincoln, NE @ 1867 Bar
9/22/2022 – Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th St. Collective
9/23/2022 – Dallas, TX @ Amplified Live
9/24/2022 – Austin, TX @ Come and Take It Live
9/25/2022 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
9/26/2022 – El Paso, TX @ Rockhouse Bar & Grill
9/27/2022 – Phoenix, AZ @ Last Exit Live
9/28/2022 – Las Vegas, NV @ Backstage Bar
9/29/2022 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
9/30/2022 – Anaheim, CA @ Doll Hut
10/1/2022 – West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky-A-Go-Go

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MERCYFUL FATE Announce North American Tour With Supporting Band KREATOR

Heavy metal icons Merciful Fate announce their first American tour in over two decades.The public was treated to Merciful Fate live at Wacken Open Air Festival in Wacken Germany in August.

King Diamond comments: “These will be the first MERCYFUL FATEconcerts in North American theaters in over twenty years. Memories of a lifetime. Your special chance to see MERCYFUL FATE with the full European festival production, but up close and personal. You cannot miss this… I hereby respectfully invite you to Come To The Sabbath by which you may free your soul and feast with us in the dark of Night. Witches and Demons, you may come as you are! Satanic Regards – King Diamond 666.”


Oct. 25 – Dallas, TX – The Factory
Oct. 27 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Financial Theatre
Oct. 29 – Inglewood, CA – Youtube Theater
Oct. 30 – Wheatland, CA – Hard Rock Live Sacramento
Nov. 01 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
Nov. 03 – Gary, IN – Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana
Nov. 04 – Cincinnati, OH – The Andrew J. Brady Music Center
Nov. 05 – Detroit, MI – Masonic
Nov. 08 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring
Nov. 10 – Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theater
Nov. 11 – Laval, QC – Place Bell
Nov. 13 – Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall At Fenway
Nov. 14 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore Philadelphia
Nov. 16 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle

MERCYFUL FATE is currently working on a new album and debuted a song called “The Jackal Of Salzburg” in Germany this past June as well as at Psycho Las Vegas. The current lineup is King Diamond on vocals, Hank Shermann and Mike Wead on guitars, Bjarne T. Holm on drums and Joey Vera on bass.

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Rotting Christ To Perform Special Shows in Celebration of The 30th Anniversary of Their Album “THY MIGHTY CONTRACT”

Rotting Christ will be performing their studio album “Thy Mighty Contract” in celebration of the albums 30 year anniversary starting at Mexico Metal Fest September 23rd.

This is where it all began for the masters of dark music. The legendary album Thy Mighty Contract is the first full-length album by Greek extreme metal band Rotting Christ, released in late 1993 on Osmose Productions. It was re-released by Century Media Records January 1998 with two bonus tracks originally released on the Apokathelosis EP and different artwork.

Track Listing:
1.The Sign of Evil Existence
2. Transform All Suffering into F
3. Fgmenth, Thy Gift
4. His Sleeping Majesty
5. Exiled Archangels
6. Dive the Deepest Abyss
7. The Coronation of the Serper
8. The Fourth Knight of Revelati

The band took to social media to announce the special anniversary shows.

Dear brothers and sisters, We in the Rotting Christ camp will soon be celebrating 30 years of our first Full Length “Thy Mighty Contract” album. For this reason we want to prepare you for some special shows based on this album and of course you’re all invited to this gathering starting first at México Metal Fest Stay tuned for more updates and we look forward to seeing you all at the ritual. Until then…KEEP THE TRUE METAL SPIRIT ALIVE!

Tour Dates:

  • September 23rd 2022-Metal Mexico-Monterrey-(MEXICO)
  • September 25th 2022-London-Cosmic Void Festival-(ENGLAND)
  • December 14th 2022-Eindhoven Metal Meeting-Eindhoven-(HOLLAND)

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New Deicide Music is Coming

Glen Benton of Deicide was recently interviewed on The Garza Podcast and he talked about releasing a new album.

The record has been written since 2021 and the band is “getting ready to hammer this deal out right now and get this thing out.” As for how it’ll sound, Benton credits Steve Asheim for writing material that he feels is both anthemic and progressive which mean they will have a different sound.

“The new stuff that we’re writing now is really anthem-style stuff. It’s really good, man. There’s a lot of prog stuff in there, mixed in there. Steve‘s Asheim, drums our prog guy, man; he’s the progressive rock guy. He likes to write those really black metal riffs and the progressive stuff. He’s an amazing talent, man. He plays piano. He can play sweeps on guitar. He’s a drummer. Yeah, he can do it all.”

Their new record will be their first since Overtures Of Blasphemy in 2018, and first to feature guitarist Taylor Nordberg in place of Chris Cannella.

Deicide will release their upcoming Roadrunner Years vinyl box set in early 2023. The set includes (but isn’t limited to) the first-ever worldwide vinyl releases of In Torment In Hell, Insineratehymn, and When Satan Lives, as well as first-ever North American vinyl releases of Serpent Of The Light and Once Upon The Cross.

Deicide is touring playing their 1992 record Legion in full with Kataklysm and Inhuman Condition.

8/23 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall
8/24 Lawrence, KS The Bottleneck
8/25 Minneapolis, MN The Cabooze
8/26 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge
8/27 Columbus, OH King of Clubs
8/28 Indianapolis, IN Irving Theater
8/29 Pontiac, MI Crofoot Ballroom
8/30 Cleveland, OH Odeon Concert Club
8/31 Toronto, ON Lee’s Palace
9/1 Quebec City, QC Impérial Bell
9/2 Montreal, QC Théâtre Corona
9/3 Hartford, CT Webster Theater
9/4 New York NY Gramercy Theater
9/6 Reading, PA Reverb
9/7 Richmond, VA Canal Club
9/8 Greensboro, NC The Blind Tiger
9/9 Atlanta, GA Center Stage
9/10 Tampa, FL The Orpheum


KATATONIA Announce North American Tour

KATATONIA will be touring North America in the fall after. The 2022 headline tour, with support from THE OCEAN COLLECTIVE and CELLAR DARLING. The tour begins on November 9 in Washington, D.C. and will stop in several major cities into December, coming to an end on December 10 in Tampa, Florida.

Tickets for the tour go on sale to the public on Friday, August 26 at 11:00 a.m. local time. Visit for tickets and more information.

Livenation presales will begin tomorrow, August 24, though exactly when presales will start for the dates near you will vary by venue. Be sure to check with the venue or Livenation to make sure you don’t miss your shot at tickets.

Following their time in North America, Katatonia will return to Europe and the U.K. to kick off 2023 with a tour alongside Sólstafir and SOM.

KATATONIA frontman Jonas Renskestates: “North America! We are very pleased to announce that we are coming back to your shores for a full headline tour, starting on November 9 in Washington, D.C. and going through to December 10 in Tampa, Florida. Support will come from our talented friends in THE OCEAN COLLECTIVE and CELLAR DARLING.

“We haven’t toured North America since 2017, so this return is way overdue. See you all later this fall!’

Tour Dates:

Nov. 09 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
Nov. 10 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium
Nov. 11 – New York, NY @ Sony Hall
Nov. 12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
Nov. 13 – Harrisburg, PA @ Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center
Nov. 15 – Quebec City, QC @ Impérial Bell
Nov. 16 – Montreal, QC @ Le Studio TD
Nov. 18 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
Nov. 19 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Thunderbird Music Hall
Nov. 20 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
Nov. 22 – Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater
Nov. 23 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Soundwell
Nov. 25 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
Nov. 26 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
Nov. 27 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
Nov. 29 – Roseville, CA @ Goldfield Trading Post
Nov. 30 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
Dec. 02 – Los Angeles, CA @ 1720
Dec. 03 – San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick
Dec. 04 – Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater
Dec. 06 – Austin, TX @ Come and Take It Live (with SOEN as direct support)
Dec. 07 – Dallas, TX @ Amplified Live (with SOEN as direct support)
Dec. 09 – Atlanta, GA @ Hell at The Masquerade
Dec. 10 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum

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NARCOTIC WASTELAND Announces USA Tour With ACCEPT + New Single “Morality and The Wasp”

Dallas Toler-Wade, long-standing 18-year member of the brilliantly Egyptian-themed metal band, Nile, composed the music for hit songs such as, “Execration Text” (NILE – “Execration Text” (Official Music Video), which featured the band’s second video release on MTV Headbangers Ball and the Uranium channel. The video was well received and aired for several weeks. “Permitting the Noble Dead to Descend to the Underworld”, is also a fan favorite. The video release was long after the demise of Headbangers Ball. Dallas also composed music for many other hits like, “Lashed to the Slave Stick”, Evil to Cast Out Evil NILE – Evil To Cast Out Evil (OFFICIAL TRACK & LYRICS) ), “Wind of Horus”, “The Eye of Ra” and many others. Toler-Wade was also featured in Guitar World magazine alongside founding member and guitarist/vox/songwriter Karl Sanders,

Dallas Toler-Wade started Narcotic Wasteland while he was in between tours with Nile. He started writing music that was a little more similar to things he was doing in a previous band and since then he has completed writing for the third album and is currently finishing up the recording process. Ahead of that, they have released the single “Morality and the Wasp” and going on a US tour with German heavy metal legends Accept

Toler-Wade shares his hope for the single’s reception: 

“I think fans will really enjoy it. The band has grown majorly and this album sounds like a band that is focused on writing, recording, and performing the very best we can., but also I think I am getting better at just writing stuff that is meaningful and powerful.”

For Toler-Wade, who is the primary songwriter for the band, the main goal is to give the listener music and lyrics that are deeply emotionally charged. Anger, sadness, and triumph are put to music the best way he knows how. The new album has a lot to say about human behavior and unchecked egos as well as his own personal philosophies about life.

The tour with Accept consists of 18 dates across the US during October (dates listed below). Those who attend will get to experience the full onslaught of Narcotic Wasteland. Always well rehearsed, they deliver a tight performance including dual guitars. From harmonies to counterpart melodies it gives the band some of that traditional metal style. They are also not afraid to challenge the audience with an array of styles from whiplash-inducing fast metal to infectious arena metal.

Tour Promo Video –

A decisive blend of thrash, death, and black metal with a hearty dose of punk for good measure, Narcotic Wasteland keeps listeners engaged with full-throttle riffs, punchy bass lines, and relentless drums. They are recommended listening for fans of Vader, The Crown, and Nile.

The single “Morality and the Wasp”can be heard at the following links:

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Sept 29 – Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl
Oct 1 – Houston, TX – The Concert Pub North
Oct 2 – Fort Worth, TX – Rail Club
Oct 4 -San Antonio, TX – Espee
Oct 5 – El Paso, TX – Rockhouse
Oct 7 – San Juan Capistrano, CA – The Coach House
Oct 8 – West Hollywood, CA – The Whisky A Go-Go
Oct 9 – Las Vegas, NV – Count’s Vamp’d
Oct 11 – Denver, CO – The Venue
Oct 13 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave Ballroom
Oct 14 – St. Charles, IL – The Arcada Theater
Oct 15 – Westland, MI – The Token
Oct 16 – Toronto, ON – The Phoenix Theater
Oct 18 – Vineland, NJ – Landis Theater
Oct 20 – Jim Thorpe, PA – Penns Peak
Oct 21 – Patchogue, NY – Stereo Garden *
Oct 22 – Peekskill, NY – Paramount Theater *
Oct 22 – Brooklyn, NY – Lucky 13 Saloon # Narcotic Wasteland Only
Oct 23 – Teaneck, NJ – Debonair Music Hall *
Oct 24 – Wallingford, CT Cherry St. Station # Narcotic Wasteland Only
Oct 25 – New York City, NY – The Gramercy
Oct 26 – Derry, NH – Tupelo Music Hall
Oct 27 – Harrisburg, PA – XL Live
Oct 29 – Columbus, OH – The King of Clubs

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Narcotic Wasteland started as a side project Dallas Toler-Wade had been working on the past few years when he was not touring or in the writing/studio with metal heavyweights “Nile.”

‘So I just started writing some songs kind of more in the style of things I was playing before my time in Nile. The more we started working on these demos the more we wanted to complete an album and take it to the stage!!! Our observation of what was going on in parts of the town we grew up in and in other parts of the world fueled a new level of angst for me personally.” DTW


Jeff Beck Announces Fall US Tour

Photo Credit Jeff Becks Facebook

Jeff Beck will embark on a U.S. tour this fall supporting the new released, highly anticipated collaboration with Johnny Depp, “18”. The tour will kick off on September 23 in Del Valle, Texas. Beck will be also be touring for 6 weeks with old friends ZZ TOP.

The tour will focus on the new album as well as exploring Beck‘s legendary career with classics like “You Know You Know”, “A Day In The Life” and “Brush With The Blues”. The tour will include Beck‘s current band: bassist Rhonda Smith, drummer Anika Nilles and keyboardist Robert Stevenson.

Pre-sale tickets will be available on tomorrow (Tuesday, August 16) at 10 a.m. snd to the public Friday, August 19. VIP packages are available. Dates subject to change and more dates to be announced.

Tour dates:

Sep. 23 – Del Valle, TX @ Germania Insurance Amphitheater (with ZZ TOP / Ann Wilson)
Sep. 24 – Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion (with ZZ Top + Ann Wilson)
Sep. 25 – The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (with ZZ TOP + Ann Wilson)
Sep. 27 – Franklin, TN @ First Bank Amphitheater (with ZZ TOP)
Sep. 29 – Pelham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre (with ZZ TOP)
Sep. 30 – Orange Beach, AL @ The Wharf Amphitheater (with ZZ TOP)
Oct. 01 – Atlanta, GA @ Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre
Oct. 04 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem
Oct. 06 – Boston, MA @ MGM Music Hall at Fenway
Oct. 07 – Port Chester, NY @ Capitol Theatre
Oct. 08 – Port Chester, NY @ Capitol Theatre
Oct. 10 – Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie Center for the Arts
Oct. 13 – Kingston, NY @ Ulster Performing Arts Center
Oct. 14 – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
Oct. 15 – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
Oct. 17 – Toronto, ON @ Meridian Hall
Oct. 19 – Nashville, IN @ Brown County Music Center
Oct. 20 – Cincinnati, OH @ The Andrew J Brady Music Center
Oct. 22 – Louisville, KY @ The Louisville Palace Theater
Oct. 23 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
Nov. 01 – Phoenix, AZ @ Celebrity Theatre
Nov. 02 – Temecula, CA@ Pechanga Resort & Casino
Nov. 04 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Pearl Concert Theater
Nov. 05 – Thousand Oaks, CA @ Bank of America Performing Arts Center Thousand Oaks
Nov. 06 – Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre
Nov. 08 – Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove of Anaheim
Nov. 09 – San Jose, CA @ San Jose Civic
Nov. 10 – Sacramento, CA @ Hard Rock Live
Nov. 12 – Reno, NV @ Grand Theatre, Grand Sierra Resort