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TESTAMENT – Announce European Summer Festival Tour 2024!

Photo Credit Stephanie Cabral

TESTAMENT’s lineup includes Chuck Billy (vocals), Eric Peterson (guitar), Alex Skolnick (guitar), Steve Di Giorgio (bass), and Chris Dovas (drums).

Iconic Bay Area thrash metal pioneers TESTAMENThave officially unveiled their highly anticipated European summer festival tour, ‘The Legacy & The New World Order.’ This tour promises to be an explosive celebration of the band’s enduring legacy and their influential presence in the thrash metal scene.

Kicking off on July 15, 2024, in Malmö, Sweden, TESTAMENT will embark on a thrilling journey across Europe, delivering their signature sonic onslaught at renowned festivals and venues.

Chuck Billy, the formidable frontman of TESTAMENT, expressed his excitement about the upcoming tour, stating, “We’re thrilled to bring ‘The Legacy & The New World Order’ set to Europe. It’s always special to connect with our fans across the globe, and this tour will be no exception. Get ready for a relentless onslaught of thrash metal mayhem!”

Guitarist Eric Peterson added, “The European metal scene has been a crucial part of our journey, and we can’t wait to share the stage with some incredible bands and create unforgettable memories with our fans.”

Don’t miss the chance to witness TESTAMENT’s sonic assault and experience the power of thrash metal at its finest. Brace yourselves for a summer filled with blistering riffs, intense energy, and a celebration of metal’s enduring legacy. Scroll down for all confirmed dates.

For more information, ticket details, and updates, visit www.testamentlegions.com

15.07.  SE – Malmö, Slagthuset /w Behemoth
16.07.  SE – Uppsala, Parksnäckan /w Behemoth
18.07.  FI – Laukaa, John Smith Rock Festival
19.07.  ET – Tallinn, Noblessner Foundry /w Behemoth
21.07.  PL – Warsaw, Progresja Summer Stage /w Behemoth, Gaerea
23.07.  SK – Kosice, Hádzanárska hala /w Behemoth, Gaerea
24.07.  SK – Tolmin, Tolminator Festival
25.07.  RS – Novi Sad, SKCNS Fabrika
27.07.  BG – Sofia, Arena Sofia /w Behemoth, Pestilence
28.07.  GR – Athens, Release Athens /w Behemoth, Pestilence
31.07.  RO – Rasnov, Rockstadt Extreme Fest
02.08.  DE – Roitzschjora, Full Rewind Festival
03.08.  DE – Wacken, Wacken Open Air
05.08.  DE – Karlsruhe, Substage /w Havok, Spiritworld
06.08.  AT – Feldkirch, Poolbar /w Sylosis, Havok
07.08.  DE – Ulm, Roxy /w Havok, Dust Bolt
08.08.  CZ – Brutal Assault Festival
10.08.  BE – Kortrijk, Alcatraz Festival
11.08.  FR – Cercoux, Festival 666

KREATOR + ANTHRAX 2024 TOUR
w/ very special guests Testament
21.11.  UK – Manchester, O2 Apollo
22.11.  UK – Wolverhampton, Civic Hall
23.11.  UK – London, Eventim Apollo
25.11.  IE – Dublin, 3 Arena
27.11.  UK – Glasgow, OVO Hydro
29.11.  FR – Paris, Zenith
30.11.  DE – Düsseldorf, Mitsubishi Electric Halle
01.12.  DE – Munich, Zenith
03.12.  LU – Esch-sur-Alzette, Rockhal
04.12.  CH – Zurich, Halle 622
06.12.  IT – Milan, Alcatraz
07.12.  DE – Stuttgart, Schleyerhalle
08.12.  DE – Berlin, Uber Eats Music Hall
10.12.  HU – Budapest, Barba Negra
11.12.  PL – Katowice, Spodek
13.12.  DE – Frankfurt, Jahrhunderthalle
14.12.  DE – Hamburg, Edel Optics Arena
15.12.  NL – Den Bosch, Mainstage

Formed in 1983 in the heart of the Bay Area thrash metal scene, TESTAMENT has become one of the genre’s most influential and enduring bands. With a career spanning several decades, the band has consistently delivered powerful and dynamic thrash metal, earning them a dedicated global fanbase. 

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August Burns Red Announce “Spring Fling” 2024 Tour Dates

AUGUST BURNS RED ANNOUNCE “SPRING FLING” 2024 TOUR

Grammy-nominated, Lancaster five-piece AUGUST BURNS RED — JB Brubaker [lead guitar], Brent Rambler [rhythm guitar], Matt Greiner [drums], Jake Luhrs [vocals], and Dustin Davidson [bass] — will embark on a short but sweet tour in May, dubbed “Spring Fling 2024.” Fuming Mouth will support. Get tickets here.

The band will also appear at Welcome to Rockville and Sonic Temple. All dates are below.

“We can’t wait to hit the road with our new pals in Fuming Mouth for a handful of shows in May,” the band says. “It will be great to get back to some cities we haven’t played in years, and to play a few killer festivals along the way. See ya this Spring!”

AUGUST BURNS RED ON TOUR:
WITH FUMING MOUTH:
5/9 — Daytona Beach, FL — Welcome to Rockville Festival*
5/10 — Birmingham, AL — Iron City
5/11 — Dothan, AL — The Plant
5/13 — Columbia, SC — The Senate
5/14 — Lexington, KY — Manchester Music Hall
5/15 — Chattanooga, TN — The Signal
5/16 — Columbus, OH — Sonic Temple Festival*
*Festival Dates
ABOUT AUGUST BURNS RED:
August Burns Red is likely the only metal act ever described as “thrillingly empathetic” (Kerrang!). It’s a testament to the ferocious band’s ability to recognize and connect with the mixture of brokenness and hope found in their audience and within themselves. A hard-working collective with a shockingly stable lineup for the vast majority of their career, August Burns Red pour every ounce of themselves into their music. Atmospheric, riff-laden, aggressive bursts of controlled chaos, filled with shifting time signatures and tempos, deliver confessional, self-reflective, and authentic emotion.

Tour stops with Lamb of God, Killswitch Engage, Parkway Drive, and Bring Me the Horizon; several major international hard rock festivals (Rock Am Ring, Download, and Aftershock, to name a few); and the Vans Warped Tour are among the destinations around the world to witness ABR’s live prowess. Massive headlining treks celebrating 10-year anniversaries for Constellations and Leveler demonstrated the enduring relevance of the band’s catalog, nearly 20 years into ABR’s storied career. 2020’s Guardians debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hard Music, Rock Albums, and Vinyl Albums charts.

Revolver, who put the band on their cover the same year, observed August Burns Red “embrace the pain so well.” It’s a truth never more evident than on Death Below, their stunning ninth studio album. Recorded with longtime producers Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland, Death Below encompasses all of the pissed-off strength of the band’s past without sacrificing an ounce of catchy, melodic might. Death Below boasts guest appearances from ABR allies Jesse Leach (Killswitch Engage), Spencer Chamberlain (Underoath), Jason Richardson (All That Remains), and JT Cavey (ERRA). “It’s getting difficult for the members of August Burns Red to keep one-upping themselves,” marveled Billboard shortly before Guardians arrived. With Death Below, they emerge victorious again.

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Sleep Token Announce Red Rocks Performance Set for 5/12

PHOTO CREDIT: ANDY FORD

LISTEN TO “TAKE ME BACK TO EDEN” ALBUM

SLEEP TOKEN ANNOUNCE RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE PERFORMANCE SET FOR MAY 12, 2024

RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL PERFORMANCE SET FOR MAY 22 SOLD OUT IN 10 MINUTES

Come May 12, we shall gather in Worship at the esteemed Red Rocks Amphitheatre for an exclusive Sleep Token performance.

Those wishing to attend may register their interest at www.teethofgod.com to obtain their unique access code in preparation for the exclusive pre-sale window, which is set for Thursday, December 13 at 10am local time.

The regular on-sale is set for Friday, December 11 at 10am local time at this location.

Sleep Token released their third studio album, Take Me Back To Eden, via Spinefarm. Listen here.

The artist also enjoyed a completely sold-out North American tour this past fall.

Last week, the band announced a special performance at the iconic Radio City Music Hall in NYC, set for May 22. The show sold out in 10 minutes.

A completely sold-out show at the famed OVO Wembley Arena is set for December 16.

Additionally, Revolver is celebrating Sleep Token as its Artist of the Year with a special collector’s edition. Get it here.

2023 has been the year of Sleep Token.

Available album tracks, “Chokehold,” “The Summoning,” “Aqua Regia,” “Granite,” and “Vore” have collectively amassed over 85 million streams, whilst standout single “The Summoning” has generated some 38.8 million streams alone, causing the track to trend on Twitter and take the #1 song spot on a host of international Spotify viral charts, as well as being selected as a “YouTube Trending Artist On The Rise,” featuring on YouTube’s homepage, viewed by millions of people every day.

The unprecedented accolades keep rolling in, between the fact that ST has never played a headline show in the UK that didn’t sell out, “Aqua Regia” picking up consistent airplay on the Radio One “Future Sounds” show hosted by Clara Amfo, plus huge pop star Demi Lovato sharing Sleep Token’s music with her 153 million Instagram followers, Sleep Token consistently smash boundaries that they refused to acknowledge in the first place.

And even though Sleep Token notoriously do not speak to the press (out of necessity, not ego or gimmick), media can’t help but write about the phenomenon, reporting on the band’s every move; NME note, “Sleep Token offer their fans an entire world to immerse themselves in if they so wish. It’s a place of escapism, and the foundation of a huge fan community that’s dedicated to studying the band’s creativity. While they have the same fervor as any other fandom, there’s still a notable difference.” Elsewhere, Metal Hammer called them “the most exciting band in metal right now.”

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FUMING MOUTH EMBARKS ON NORTH AMERICAN TOUR IN LATE OCTOBER

Photo Credit: @blackcardfilms

FUMING MOUTH is:
Mark Whelan – Guitar, Vocals
Andrew Budwey – Guitar
Pat Merson – Bass
James Davis – Drums

New England death metal band FUMING MOUTH will embark on a month long-tour with DEVIL MASTER and FINAL GASP later this month in support of their highly-anticipated album, Last Day of Sun, that’s out November 3rd from Nuclear Blast Records. Tickets are on sale now for the excursion, which kicks off Halloween night, October 31st in Brooklyn, NY and wraps on December 3rd in Philadelphia, PA.

Purchase Tickets: https://fumingmouth.com/

Commenting on the tour, vocalist/guitarist Mark Whelan says:

“We set forth on tour once again with our friends in Devil Master and Final Gasp. Creatures of the night, demons of the world, and every other walk of life, come join us.

Out in two weeks, Last Day of Sun was recorded and produced by CONVERGE guitarist and Grammy Award winner Kurt Ballou and marks the band’s awaited return following Whelan’s near-death battle with cancer last year. Adorned by artwork from Stefan Todorovic, the album features standout singles like ‘The Silence Beyond Life‘ and the newly released track ‘I’ll Find You,’ which draw inspiration from Whelan’s own recent life-threatening obstacles.

Pre-order Last Day of Sun: https://fumingmouth.bfan.link/ldos.ema

FUMING MOUTH Tour Dates:
w/DEVIL MASTER & FINAL GASP

Oct 31 = Brooklyn, NY – St. Vitus
Nov 1 – Troy, NY – El Dorado Bar
Nov 2 – Boston, MA – The Middle East
Nov 3 – Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes Électriques
Nov 4 – Toronto, ON – Nineteen Seventy Eight
Nov 6 – Milwaukee, WI – X-Ray Bar
Nov 7 – Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen
Nov 9 – Denver, CO – High Dive
Nov 11 – Salt Lake City, UT – Aces High
Nov 13 – Vancouver, BC – Cobalt
Nov 14 – Seattle, WA – Substation
Nov 15 – Portland, OR – Dante’s
Nov 17 – Berkeley, CA – Thee Stork Room
Nov 18 – Los Angeles, CA – Midnight Hour
Nov 19 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
Nov 20 – Mesa, AZ – Pub Rock
Nov 21 – Albuquerque, AZ – Moonlight
Nov 24 – Austin, TX – Mohawk
Nov 25 – Dallas, TX – Cheap Steaks
Nov 28 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
Nov 29 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
Nov 30 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
Dec 1 – Richmond, VA – Canal Club
Dec 2 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
Dec 3 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts

LISTEN TO “THE SILENCE BEYOND LIFE”

LISTEN TO “I’LL FIND YOU

Last Day of Sun Track List:
1. Out of Time
2. Respect and Blasphemy
3. The Silence Beyond Life
4. The Sign of Pain
5. Leaving Euphoria
6. I’ll Find You
7. Disgusterlude
8. Kill the Disease
9. Last Day of Sun
10. R.I.P. (Rest in Piss)
11. Burial Practices
12. Postfigurement

Follow FUMING MOUTH:

FUMINGMOUTH.COM FACEBOOK X INSTAGRAM

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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 www.katatonia.com 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