OPETH Unveils North American Tour Dates

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As everyone eagerly anticipates a new Opeth album following the 2019 release “In Cauda Venenum,” the band is treating fans to a North American tour! Set for October, the tour promises exciting performances. Until then, we’ll patiently await any clues about forthcoming music.

Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am local time with various pre-sales starting tomorrow. Spotify Presale: Wednesday April 24th at 2pm ET Blabbermouth & Presales: Wednesday April 24th at 2pm ET. All presales end 10pm local time on Thursday, April 25. Check out for more info.

Heres a list of dates below,  get your tickets here.

10/11 Milwaukee, WI The Rave / Eagles Club
10/12 Cleveland, OH Agora Theater & Ballroom
10/14 Toronto, ON Queen Elizabeth Theatre
10/15 Montréal, QC L’Olympia
10/16 Worcester, MA Palladium
10/18 Brooklyn, NY Kings Theatre
10/19 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
10/20 Washington, DC -– Warner Theatre
10/22 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle
10/23 New Orleans, LA Fillmore New Orleans
10/24 Austin, TX Emo’s Austin
10/25 Dallas, TX Majestic Theatre
10/27 Denver, CO Mission Ballroom
10/29 Phoenix, AZ The Van Buren
10/30 Los Angeles, CA YouTube Theater
10/31 San Francisco, CA The Warfield


Megadeth Announce US Tour With Mudvayne And All That Remains. Presale Begins Today!

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Megadeth, the legendary thrash masters, have unveiled their latest conquest: the “Destroy All Enemies Tour,” a thunderous expedition spanning 33 cities across the US this summer and fall. Dave Mustaine, the driving force behind the band, reflects on the transformative journey of their “Crush The World” tour, highlighting the band’s tightened synergy both onstage and off. With Mudvayne and All That Remains joining the fray, the stage is set for an unparalleled sonic onslaught. From the opening chord in Rogers, AR on August 2 to the final crescendo in Nashville on September 28, this epic saga will traverse through iconic cities such as Houston, Denver, Phoenix, and Los Angeles, leaving a trail of sonic destruction in its wake. For fans in the Big Apple, Jones Beach on September 14 will be the battleground, alongside stops in Albany and Bethel Woods. Tickets for these electrifying performances go on sale Friday, April 26 at 10 AM local time, with exclusive presales available starting today at 12 PM local time. Join Megadeth on this monumental journey as they unite their legion of followers to “Destroy All Enemies.”

Tickets go on sale Friday April 26th at 10 a.m. local time, and you can see the dates below. 


Join The Megadeth Cyber Army Here:

Megadeth, Mudvayne, All That Remains 2024 tour dates:
8/2 Rogers, AR Walmart AMP
8/3 Houston, TX 713 Music Hall
8/5 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheatre
8/6 Denver, CO Ball Arena
8/8 Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre
8/9 Los Angeles, CA YouTube Theater
8/10 Concord, CA Toyota Pavilion at Concord
8/12 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
8/13 Bend, OR Hayden Homes Amphitheater
8/16 Las Vegas, NV Bakkt Theatre at Planet Hollywood
8/17 Salt Lake City, UT Maverick Arena
8/20 Irving, TX The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
8/21 Austin, TX Germania Insurance Amphitheater
8/23 Macon, GA Atrium Health Macon Amphitheater
8/24 West Palm Beach, FL IThink Financial Amphitheatre
9/3 Tinley Park, IL Credit Union 1 Amphitheatre
9/5 Huntington, WV Marshall Health Network Arena
9/6 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
9/7 Raleigh, NC Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
9/9 Reading, PA Santander Arena
9/10 Albany, NY MVP Arena
9/11 Boston, MA Leader Bank
9/13 Bethel, MY Bethel Woods Center For The Arts
9/14 Wantagh, NY Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
9/15 Richmond, VA Virginia Credit Union Live!
9/17 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
9/18 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
9/20 Noblesville, IN Ruoff Music Center
9/21 Clarkston, MI Pine Knob Music Theatre
9/24 Minneapolis, MN The Armory
9/26 St Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre STL
9/27 Southaven, MS Bankplus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove
9/28 Nashville, TN Nashville Municipal Auditorium


Ingested: UK Death Metal Trio Releases “Endless Machine” Video

Photo by Eduardo Ruiz

Jason Evans – vocals
Sean Hynes – guitars, backing vocals
Lyn Jeffs – drums

The Tide Of Death And Fractured Dreams Full-Length Out Now On Metal Blade Records

Watch INGESTED’s “Endless Machine” video HERE

The Tide Of Death And Fractured Dreams, the latest full-length from UK death metal trio INGESTED, is out today on Metal Blade Records!

Since their fifth album, 2020’s Where Only God May TreadINGESTED has been on a creative tear that has produced almost a full record every year, each displaying the kind of musical growth that only comes from constantly practicing, playing, and writing. The Tide Of Death And Fractured Dreams is not only as innovative and brutal as their last disc — the bleak, firestorm Ashes Lie Still — it showcases a band willing to expand its creativity without sacrificing the ferocity that made it one of the most impressively destructive, technical death metal bands on the scene. The Tide Of Death And Fractured Dreams is proof that once INGESTED sniffs out a trail of musical blood, they ravenously follow it until they’ve uncovered a festering feast.

Whether pummeling listeners with double-bass rolls, blast-beats, and grinding rhythm; breaking it all down with jagged, staggered riffs, and piercing harmonics; or flooding the mix with rapid-fire bursts of minor key melodies, INGESTED has injected all of their experience, skill, and artistry into ten trenchant new tracks.

In celebration of the release, today the band unleashes a video for “Endless Machine.”

Comments vocalist Jason Evans, “‘Endless Machine’ is about the day to day grind you get stuck in, when you haven’t found the courage to get up and take charge of your own situation. Take a deep breath, embrace the risk, and don’t get stuck in an endless machine with no way out. So, sink your teeth into the live mayhem of this new video and expect the same carnage on our upcoming tour with Fallujah, Vulvodynia and Melancolia.”

Watch INGESTED‘s video for “Endless Machine” at THIS LOCATION.

Watch INGESTED‘s previously released videos for “Paragon Of Purity” HERE and “Pantheon” HERE.

The Tide Of Death And Fractured Dreams was produced by the band with the guidance of recording engineer Nico Beninato. The record includes a guest appearance by Chimaira‘s Mark Hunter who provides vocals for the track “In Nothingness” and Sylosis singer Josh Middleton who contributes to “Expect To Fail,” as well as the striking cover art of David Seidman.

INGESTED‘s The Tide Of Death And Fractured Dreams is available on CD, digitally, and LP in the following color variants:

Pulverised Viridian (US)
Wounded Scarlet (US)
Sapphire Shards (EU)
Empty Crimson (EU – ltd. 500)
Shattered Harlequin (EU – ltd. 500)

Order your copy today!

UK: |
EU: |

INGESTED will embark upon a European headlining tour later this month with support provided by FallujahVulvodynia, and Mélancolia. See all confirmed dates below.

INGESTED w/ Fallujah, Vulvodynia, Mélancolia:
4/17/2024 The Fleece – Bristol, GB
4/18/2024 Asylum – Birmingham, GB
4/19/2024 The Underworld – London, GB
4/20/2024 Rebellion – Manchester, GB
4/21/2024 Slay – Glasgow, GB
4/22/2024 Rescue Rooms – Nottingham, GB
4/23/2024 Papillon – Southampton, GB
4/24/2024 Glazart – Paris, FR
4/25/2024 Le Ferrailleur – Nantes, FR
4/26/2024 Groove – Bilbao, ES
4/27/2024 Moby Dick – Madrid, ES
4/28/2024 Razz 3 – Barcelona, ES
4/29/2024 Le Rex – Toulouse, FR
5/01/2024 KiFF – Aarau, CH
5/02/2024 Feierwerk – Munich, DE
5/03/2024 Rock Café – Prague, CZ
5/04/2024 Analog Music Hall – Budapest, HU
5/05/2024 Viper Room – Vienna, AT
5/06/2024 2Progi – Poznan, PL
5/07/2024 Moritzbastei – Leipzig, DE
5/08/2024 Hole44 – Berlin, DE
5/09/2024 Pumpehuset – Copenhagen, DK
5/10/2024 Kollektivet Livet- Stockholm, SE
5/11/2024 Musikens Hus – Gothenburg, SE
5/12/2024 John Dee – Oslo, NO
5/14/2024 Logo – Hamburg, DE
5/15/2024 Schlachthof – Wiesbaden, DE
5/16/2024 Kulttempel – Oberhausen, DE
5/17/2024 JH Comma – Bruges, BE
5/18/2024 Doornroosje – Nijmegen, NL
5/19/2024 Patronaat – Haarlem, NL


Alice Cooper announces more Germany concerts together with Doro!

Image: Alice Cooper [Official Press Photo]

Alice Cooper has announced that in addition to his summer tour, he will play more concerts in October under the theme “Too Close For Comfort,” accompanied by none other than the Queen of Metal, Doro.

Alice Cooper has announced that in addition to his summer tour, he will play more concerts in October under the theme “Too Close For Comfort.” The legendary shock rocker will be accompanied by none other than the Queen of Metal, Doro, along with her band. Look forward to energized concerts in a rockin’ manner and a brand-new stage show.

The latest album “Road” was released on August 25th last year by ear MUSIC. If you missed the last album, here is your chance to listen to it:

Here is a list of all the dates in Germany:

Alice Cooper’s Germany concerts in the summer of 2024:

12.06.24 Hamburg – Stadtpark
22.06.24 Northeim – Waldbühne
01.07.24 Nuremberg – Stadionpark
02.07.24 Dresden – Junge Garde
04.07.24 Butzbach – Schlosshof
06.07.24 Breisach – Pinot And Rock
More Alice Cooper shows in Germany with Doro in the fall:

03.10.24 Stuttgart – Porsche-Arena
04.10.24 Lingen – Emsland Arena
06.10.24 Oberhausen – Rudolf Weber Arena
08.10.24 Munich – Olympiahalle
09.10.24 Berlin – Max-Schmeling-Halle
11.10.24 Leipzig – Arena

Alice Coopers latest album ‘Road’ is now available. Get your copy now.


FORETOKEN announce debut live shows

Photographer credit: Kip Dawkins

Dan Cooley – vocals
Steve Redmond – guitar and orchestration
Hannes Grossmann – drums (recording only)

Richmond, VA blackened death metal band FORETOKEN has today shared their debut live shows, set to take place in May and June. Alongside the announcement of their first set of live performances FORETOKEN has revealed their new line-up, upgraded from a duo to a quintet – full live dates and details below.

Stream Triumphs via Apple Music | TIDAL | Deezer | Bandcamp and Spotify

FORETOKEN debut shows:
May 4 – Fuzzy Cactus – Richmond, VA
May 5 – Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
May 18 – Another Round – Richmond, VA
June 7 – The Pie Shop – Washington, DC

Speaking on the shows, FORETOKEN‘s  Steve Redmond (guitar and orchestration) comments: “We’re stoked to finally be able to bring these songs to the stage! We think our newest members Chris, Andrew and Tweed are killer additions to the lineup and we’re excited for what’s to come!”

Dan Cooley (vocals) adds: “Andrew, Chris, and Tweed are not only cool to hang out with but are amazing musicians. We’re really looking forward to playing live and meeting our fans!”

Chris, Mike and Andrew shared the following.

Chris Hylton (drums) – “I was a fan of FORETOKEN before Steve asked me to join the band and these songs have been a blast to learn. I’m looking forward to helping bring the songs to the stage.”

Mike Tweed (bass): “I am stoked to be jamming with Steve and Dan again as we bring symphonic death metal to the stage.” 

Andrew Matthews (guitar): “I’m honored to be asked to bring Foretoken to the stage and look forward to playing many shows with these fine fellas.”

Utilizing traditional narratives of myths, legends, and folklore, FORETOKEN‘s latest album, Triumphs examines the ignored collateral damage of the cost of victory through these established mythos. Stories throughout Triumphsinclude the tale of the Persian epic poem Shahnameh, written by the Persian poet Ferdowsi (referenced in Serpent King’s Venom), Zhong Kui, the mythological Chinese King of Ghosts (Demon Queller) and Mexico’s The Weeping Woman, La Llorona (The Wraith That Weeps).

Taking musical inspiration from melodic and tech death metal, as well as power, folk and black metal, FORETOKEN’s core sound on Triumphs is bolstered by subtle and captivating use of traditionally Scandinavian, Southeast Asian, and Middle Eastern instruments for atmospheric depth within the album’s 51 minute runtime. 

Triumphs tracklist:
1. Revenant of Valor
2. Demon Queller
3. The Wraith That Weeps
4. The Labors
5. Serpent Kings Venom
6. His Riastrad
7. Devil o’ the Sea
8. A Tyrant Rises as Titans Fall
9. I Am Vengeance (Naglfar cover)


Bay Area Legends FORBIDDEN Annouce OmegAfest Featuring BIOHAZARD, WARBRINGER, EXCITER and More

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (March 19, 2024) — Bay Area metal legends FORBIDDEN announce their first annual OmegAfest on May 4, 2024 at The UC Theatre in Berkeley, CA. When Forbidden was reborn last year things got off to a raucous start. One of the first things the band wanted to do is to be able to control their own flow. Choose where, when and what they play.

Thats why they created our own festival…OmegAfest!

OmegAfest 2024 Lineup:

May 4, 2024
The UC Theatre
Berkeley, CA
Death Grave

Tickets for OmegAfest are available here

This will be the first of hopefully many more European-like festivals that the band will throw annually at the UC Theater in Berkeley. An amazing venue with a 1,400 capacity, excellent sound, stage & lights.

The idea is they get to hand pick the bands they play with every year covering multiple genres of heavy music. This year they have BIOHAZARD co-headlining with FORBIDDEN. BIOHAZARD’s first gig back in the Bay in 30 years!

Each year moving forward the band will select national acts as well as a few strong up and coming local bands. A genre blend creating a more European style of eclectic talent.

OmegAfest will be FORBIDDEN’s ONLY Bay Area appearance of 2024.

About Forbidden

Originally founded in 1985 as Forbidden Evil by singer Russ Anderson, guitarists Craig Locicero & Robb Flynn, basses John Tegio and drummer Jim Pittman, the quintet started playing house parties and Bay Area clubs such as the Legendary Ruthie’s Inn soon after.

After a couple of lineup changes (Paul Bostaph / drums & Matt Camacho / bass) in ’86, the band quickly rose through the ranks of Bay Area Thrash to gain a massive following and worldwide notoriety.

In 1986, the band added Glen Alvelais as the second guitarist. It was this lineup that cemented itself into the Bay Area scene and soon after recorded 1988 release ‘Forbidden Evil’ for Combat Records changing the band’s name to simply Forbidden.

In May of ’89 while on a European tour with Sacred Reich, Forbidden played their first appearance at the Legendary Dynamo Open Air in Eindhoven, Netherlands. It was here that Forbidden made their European mark and recorded the Raw Evil EP.

The band returned Stateside and replaced Alvelais with Tim Calvert. Calvert was a missing ingredient that brought the band closer together asa team. They continued to tour the U.S. first with Exodus and then again with Sacred Reich with Calvert on second guitar.

The band went on to release Twisted Into Form in 1990, Distortion in 1994 and Green in 1996 however the band having gone though many lineup changes disbanded in 1997.

In 2008 Craig being inspired at a screening of the movie Get Thrashed, called the other members of the band and suggested getting back on stage to see if they could reignite the Forbidden machine. With Anderson, Locicero, Camacho back in the mix along with new additions Glen Alvelais and Gene Hoglan they played two sold out Death Angel shows in San Francisco.

Steve Smyth came into the mix in place of Alvelais and Mark Hernandez took Hoglan’s place, the band then released Omega Wave, the 5th in the catalog and went on a US tour with Overkill. European festivals were next but afterwards Hernandez had to walk away due to personal reasons leading to a tour cancelation.

Sasha Horn was the answer to fill the drummer’s spot.

After playing Bonded By Baloff with Exodus and one Bay Area show, Forbidden embarked for Chile to play the Metal Fest in Santiago. It was on this flight back home that Russ informed the band that he couldn’t tour anymore because of the physical toll it was taking on him. With that, the band dissolved once again for 11 years.

Fast forward to 2023. The once improbable and impossible happened. Forbidden is reforming with new blood! Locicero, Camacho & Smyth remain from the Omega Wave lineup.

New vocalist Norman Skinner will take the elite position that belonged to Russ Anderson. Norman shocked everyone who witnessed his performance of Chalice of Blood with LA thrashers Warbringer accompanying him as the band. It was undeniable to all in attendance. Norman grew up in the Bay Area. His first thrash metal show was seeing Forbidden at the Omni. Russ would point to Norman at shows and call him
“Little Russ” on the mic. It could ONLY be Norman Skinner that stands aside the band.

The Bay Area thrash / punk drum Legend Chris Kontos takes over the drum throne. In a long line of world renown drummers, Kontos is the most logical & qualified man for the job. Bostaph, Jacobs, Hoglan, Hernandez, Horn… World class talents. Now Kontos.


Cannibal Corpse Announces European Fall Headlining Tour

Photo by Alex Morgan

Tickets On Sale This Thursday

Death metal icons CANNIBAL CORPSE will return to European soil this Fall on a month-long headlining tour! The journey begins September 20th in Oberhausen, Germany and runs through October 20th in Frankfurt, Germany. Support will be provided by Municipal WasteImmolation, and Schizophrenia.

Comments CANNIBAL CORPSE bassist Alex Webster, “We’ve played some festivals with Municipal Waste in the past but we’ve never done a full tour with them, so we’re really excited that it’s finally happening. And of course, we’ve done a lot of touring with our friends Immolation over the years; we’re always ready to hit the road with them again- they’re one of our favorite bands, both personally and musically. It’ll be an intense night of death and thrash metal, and Schizophrenia’s blend of those genres should be a perfect way to kick things off. We can’t wait for this one, see you this Fall!

Tickets for the tour go on sale Thursday, March 28th at 12:00 noon CET at: See all confirmed dates below.

CANNIBAL CORPSE w/ Municipal Waste, Immolation, Schizophrenia:
9/20/2024 Turbinenhalle 2 – Oberhausen, DE
9/21/2024 Doornrosje – Nijmegen, NL
9/22/2024 Rockhal – Esch-Sur-Alzette, LU
9/23/2024 Elysee Montmartre – Paris, FR
9/25/2024 Beacon – Bristol, GB
9/26/2024 Barrowlands – Glasgow, GB
9/27/2024 O2 Victoria Warehouse – Manchester, GB
9/28/2024 O2 Academy – Birmingham, GB
9/29/2024 Roundhouse – London, GB
10/01/2024 Halle O2 – Heidelberg, DE
10/02/2024 Grosse Freiheit 36 – Hamburg, DE
10/03/2024 Amager Bio – Copenhagen, DK
10/04/2024 Klubben – Stockholm, SE
10/05/2024 Rockefeller – Oslo, NO
10/06/2024 Tradgarn – Gothenburg, SE
10/08/2024 Astra – Berlin, DE
10/09/2024 A2 – Wroclaw, PL
10/11/2024 Barba Negra – Budapest, HU
10/12/2024 Vienna Metal Meeting – Vienna, AT
10/13/2024 Kino Siska – Ljubljana, SI
10/15/2024 Alcatraz – Milan, IT
10/17/2024 Komplex 457 – Zurich, CH
10/18/2024 Felsenkeller – Leipzig, DE
10/19/2024 Music Hall – Geiselwind, DE
10/20/2024 Batschkapp – Frankfurt, DE

CANNIBAL CORPSE released their critically acclaimed Chaos Horrific full-length last September through Metal Blade Records. Produced again by guitarist Erik Rutan, who has now produced six of the band’s albums, Chaos Horrific is, without question, a full-on, CANNIBAL-style death metal outing, straight down to the themes, which include zombie warfare, resetting the human race through mass mutilations, and the violent revenge of victims of human trafficking, and its cover art by longtime collaborator Vince Locke.

Chaos Horrific slaughtered Billboard charts upon its first week of release, earning the #7 position on the Billboard Album Sales chart, #2 on the Hard Music Albums chart, #3 on the Rock Albums chart, #5 on the Independent Label Albums chart, and more!

The record is available on digipak CD, cassette, and digital formats as well as vinyl in multiple limited color variants.

Secure your copy today at the CANNIBAL CORPSEstore at: and Metal Blade at:

Watch CANNIBAL CORPSE‘s previously released videos for “Vengeful Invasion” HERE, “Chaos Horrific” HERE, “Blood Blind” HERE, and “Summoned For Sacrifice” HERE.


Armored Saint: North American Tour with Queensrÿche to Commence March 27th

Photo by Stephanie Cabral

John Bush – vocals
Jeff Duncan – guitars
Phil Sandoval – guitars
Joey Vera – bass
Gonzo Sandoval – drums

New Music Underway

Iconic heavy metallers ARMORED SAINT, who’ve been hard at work demoing tracks for their upcoming new full-length, will return to the stage later this month as direct support to Queensrÿche! The trek, which commences on March 27th in Anaheim, California, includes twelve ARMORED SAINT headlining shows scattered throughout.

Comments ARMORED SAINT bassist Joey Vera, “We’re super stoked to be going back out on the road with our good friends Queensrÿche! We’ve done several tours in the past and we always have a great time being on the road with these great musicians and friends! We’re looking forward to playing some cities we’ve never played before and also, we’ll be playing some of these dates as headliners! We’ll be pulling out some deep cuts and playing an extended set so we hope to see you come out to all of these shows! We’ve been busy writing new music so keep your ears peeled in the near future for some new SAINT! Until then, we’ll see you up front!

Tickets are on sale now with VIP upgrades available at THIS LOCATION. See all confirmed dates below.

ARMORED SAINT w/ Queensrÿche:
3/27/2024 House Of Blues – Anaheim, CA
3/28/2024 Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA
3/29/2024 Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA **
3/31/2024 Neptune Theater – Seattle, WA
4/02/2024 Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
4/03/2024 Gothic Theater – Englewood, CO
4/05/2024 Barnato – Omaha, NE **
4/06/2024 Delmar Hall – St Louis, MO
4/07/2024 Paramount – Cedar Rapids, IA
4/09/2024 Coronado Performing Arts Center – Rockford, IL
4/10/2024 Peoria Civic Center – Peoria, IL
4/11/2024 The King Of Clubs – Columbus, OH **
4/12/2024 The Vogue – Indianapolis, IN
4/13/2024 State Theater – Kalamazoo, MI
4/14/2024 Majestic – Detroit, MI
4/16/2024 Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
4/17/2024 House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH
4/19/2024 Phoenix Theater – Toronto, ON
4/20/2024 Theater Beanfield – Montreal, QC
4/21/2024 Elements – Kitchener, ON
4/23/2024 Tally Ho Theater – Leesburg, VA **
4/24/2024 The Roxian – Pittsburgh, PA
4/26/2024 Empire Live – Albany, NY
4/27/2024 Palladium – Worcester, MA
4/28/2024 Toad’s – New Haven, CT
4/30/2024 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
5/01/2024 Keswick Theater – Glenside, PA
5/02/2024 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY **
5/03/2024 The Paramount – Huntington, NY
5/04/2024 Lovedrafts – Mechanicsburg, PA **
5/05/2024 The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
5/07/2024 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
5/09/2024 Jannus Live – St. Petersburg, FL
5/10/2024 The Plaza Live – Orlando, FL
5/11/2024 Culture Room – Ft Lauderdale, FL
5/12/2024 The Ranch – Ft Myers, FL
5/15/2024 Scout Bar – Houston, TX **
5/16/2024 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX ** w/ Dangerous Toys
5/17/2024 Granada Theater – Dallas, TX ** w/ Dangerous Toys
5/18/2024 The Shrine – Tulsa, OK **
5/20/2024 Nile Theater – Phoenix, AZ **
5/21/2024 Count’s Vamp’d – Las Vegas, NV **
** ARMORED SAINT headlining show

ARMORED SAINT‘s most recent studio album, Punching The Sky, was released in 2020. The critically lauded full-length hit worldwide record charts including #4 on Billboard’s Current Hard Music Albums chart, #6 on the Top New Artists chart, #16 on the Top Independent Albums chart, and #17 on the Current Rock Albums chart upon its first week of release.

A diverse, attitude-drenched collection, the record offers everything the band’s faithful have come to expect from them while pushing their signature sound forward. Exploding to life with the crunchy, rousing “Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants” and not letting up until the closing ruthless riff of “Never You Fret,” the record is possessed of an urgency and vigor which very much places it in the right now, but could only be the work of bassist Joey Vera, guitarists Phil Sandoval and Jeff Duncan, drummer Gonzo Sandoval, and vocalist John Bush. The record also features a few guest musicians further expanding its sonic palette, the whole thing kicking off with the sound of Uilleann Pipes, Vera finding player Patrick D’Arcy in Los Angeles and recruiting him to the cause. Guns ‘N’ Roses keyboardist Dizzy Reed also contributes, Vera giving both him and D’Arcy some general directions and letting them loose, both of them delivering strong performances. The band’s own Gonzo Sandoval plays an American Indian flute on “Never You Fret” – a first for ARMORED SAINTand their drummer. Also Jacob Ayala, the son of a childhood friend who is a drum major in high school, added some marching snare on one of the tracks, which really stands out.

Preview and purchase Punching The Sky at:


ABBATH Announces North American Tour

Photo by Francisco Munoz

ABBATH Announces First North American Tour in Five Years

The last time Abbath touched his horned-feet on American soil was all the way back in March 2020. No one needs to be reminded of what happened next. Because at long last, the charismatic black metal icon is returning to North America!

Having toured relentlessly across Europe in the glorious wake of his most recent album, the former Immortal frontman is flicking his forked-tongue in devilish anticipation at treating Americans and Canadians alike to songs off Dead Reaver for the very first time. Get ready to raise your horns amidst the charred and sizzling solo of “Dream Cull” and other riff-roaring hits from his legendary crypt. 

The tour starts with a handful of shows in Canada before going on an extended run of dates in the U.S. leading up to Abbath’s performances at Dark Lord Day and Maryland Deathfest.  

Dread Reaver 2024 North American Tour Dates
with support from Imperial Triumphant, Black Anvil and Final Gasp

Local pre-sales start today. Tickets go on sale to the general public tomorrow, Friday, March 1.  

May 9  Quebec City, QC @ Capitole Theatre [TICKETS]
May 10 Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe [TICKETS] 
May 11 Kitchener, ON @ The Hub [TICKETS]
May 12 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre [TICKETS]
May 14 Detroit, MI @ The Majestic Theatre [TICKETS]
May 16 Saint Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall [TICKETS] 
May 17 Bloomington, IL @ Castle Theatre [TICKETS]
May 18 Munster, IN @ Dark Lord Day * [TICKETS]
May 19 Cleveland, OH @ TempleLive at Cleveland Masonic [TICKETS]
May 20 Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe at Old National Centre [TICKETS]
May 22 Buffalo, NY @ Buffalo Iron Works [TICKETS]
May 23 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair [TICKETS]
May 24 New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place [TICKETS]
May 25 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre [TICKETS]
May 26 Baltimore, MD @ Maryland Deathfest * [TICKETS]* only Abbath

Cover art: Bjørn Stian Bjoarvik / Photos by Francisco Munoz

1. Acid Haze (04:51)
2. Scarred Core (03:29)
3. Dream Cull (04:15) WATCH
4. Myrmidon (04:33)
5. The Deep Unbound (04:05)
6. Septentrion (04:30)
7. Trapped Under Ice (03:59)
8. The Book of Breath (04:35) LISTEN
9. Dread Reaver (04:43) LISTEN

Available formats: Digital, CD digipak, CD digibox, vinyl black and coloured

The ravens gaze ominously from above. The seas roar in anticipation. The mountains creak yet again. Abbath’s remarkable new album, Dread Reaver, is upon us all. Two years in the making, Abbath’s third full-length is the culmination of everything before it. A fusion of debut Abbath (2016) and follow-up Outstrider (2019), the aptly titled Dread Reaver extends its fantastical fangs outward and drives its cloven hooves onward. Indeed, there’s nothing like an Abbath record. This is the darkest metal for epic journeys and ancient battles. Comprised of eight riveting tracks and a red-hot cover of Metallica’s “Trapped Under Ice,” Dread Reaver shows Abbath triumphing over all trials and tribulations, riding hard into merciless glory as the one and only “Lemmy of black metal.”
Abbath was formed by Olve Eikemo (aka Abbath) in Bergen, Norway, in 2015. After splitting with vaunted extreme metallers Immortal, the beguiling frontman and storied songwriter only had one path: Abbath. Years before, he had proven that venturing out of the Immortal constellation was not only plausible but doable with the I project, a short-lived, one-album (Between Two Worlds) band featuring notable musicians from Immortal, Enslaved, and Gorgoroth. Indeed, once Eikemo was free of Immortal’s shackles, he was able to assemble a cadre of like-minded conspirators for his solo debut album, Abbath. So crucial was Abbath that the Norwegian Embassy in the UK ran a music/culture piece, while in Norway, the album was nominated for a Spellemannprisen (Norwegian Grammy). Metal HammerGermany even gonged Abbath with its Best Debut award. Follow-up album, Outstrider, was equally lauded. Billboard’s coverage sent shockwaves through the rock/metal scenes, while Kerrang! labeled it “dominating and creative,” awarding it 4Ks. Decibel also heaped praise on Outstrider, giving it the Best New Noise trophy. New album Dread Reaver will yet again lionize Abbath as leader of the frost-bitten pack.
Powered by Abbath’s creative musical imagination, Dread Reaver runs riotously out of the gate. The album’s edifice affords tracks like “Acid Haze,” “Scarred Core,” “The Deep Unbound,” and the album’s closing title track ample room to champion the extremes of black metal, heavy metal, and hard rock. While there are nods to NWOBHM greats, thrash metal’s luminaries, and black metal icons, Dread Reaver is unmistakably Abbath. There is no other fingerprint. Paired with thought-provoking lyrics based on the historical figure of Othryades, Abbath’s new album not only shouts exultant but reads like an ancient pyrrhic tale steeped in violence, sorrow, and grit. The idea of a Dread Reaver—a fearless duelist—can also be read as a metaphor for life’s actions and subsequent struggles. Be warned: Dread Reaver is Abbath at his most menacing and accomplished.
Dread Reaver was produced by Endre Kirkesola, Abbath, and Dag Erik Nygaard at Dub Studio in Kristiansand and Bergen Lydstudio, respectively. Kirkesola and Nygaard also engineered. Mixing was performed by Abbath and Kirkesola, while the mastering was done by maestro Maor Appelbaum (Faith No More, Rob Halford) at Maor Appelbaum Mastering in Los Angeles. The goal was to field a storming production that sat firmly at the crossroads of Abbath’s heroes Kiss, Motörhead, Manowar, and Bathory. From the anthemic thrust of opener “Acid Haze” and the epic pound of “Dream Cull” to the rampaging “The Book of Breath” and the wicked cover of Metallica’s “Trapped Under Ice,” Dread Reaver sounds as massive as Norwegian mountain and as fiery as the depths of Hell. Truly, the recording lineup of Abbath (guitar, bass, vocals), Ukri Suvilehto (drums), Ole André Farstad (guitars), and Mia Wallace (bass) found their sonic muse.
Abbath and Season of Mist will release Dread Reaver on February 25th, 2022. The album features a Bjørn Stian Bjoarvik (Immortal) cover and will be supported by singles “Dream Cull”, “Dread Reaver” and “The Book of Breath.” Of course, it’ll all be powered by Abbath’s wry, larger-than-life persona. If “Ace of Spades” catapulted Motörhead to fame and notoriety, then Dread Reaver will find Abbath atop extreme metal’s gigantic heap, the spoils of icy blood, scorching sweat, and steely tears at his feet. As “Myrmidon” states, “Die with a smile, stare glassy-eyed up / At boiling skies! / Valkyries descend to gore-caked fen / Fallen warriors arise!” Lightning strikes thrice with Abbath’s incredible Dread Reaver!Recording line-up:
Abbath – Guitar, bass & vocals
Ukri Suvilehto – Drums
Ole André Farstad – Lead & acoustic guitars
Mia Wallace – Bass on Acid Haze, Scarred Core, The Deep Unbound & Dread Reaver
Simon Dancaster – Lyrics

Recording studio: Recorded in Dub Studio / Additional recordings: Bergen LydstudioProducer / sound engineer: Endre Kirkesola / Dag Erik Nygaard

Mixing studio and engineer: Abbath and Endre Kirkesola

Mastering studio / engineer: Maor Appelbaum at Maor Appelbaum Mastering – California – U.S.A
Biography: Chris Dick 




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.

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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

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. 


August Burns Red Announce “Spring Fling” 2024 Tour Dates


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!”

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
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.


The Amity Affliction Announce Spring 2024 Headline Tour, Band to Perform Let The Ocean Take Me” In Full




Australian metalcore trailblazers THE AMITY AFFLICTION Joel Birch [vocals], Ahren Stringer [vocals, bass], Dan Brown [lead guitar], and Joe Longobardi [drums] — will return to North America for a headline tour this spring.

On this run, the band will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of their beloved and iconic metal album Let the Ocean Take Me and will be performing the album in its entirety. It’s no doubt a treat for the diehard fans to see favorites like “Pittsburgh,” “Don’t Lean On Me,” and more.

The tour kicks off April 26 in San Diego and runs through June 6 in Los Angeles.

Currents, Dying Wish, and Mugshot will serve as support. All dates are below. Tickets go on sale on Thursday, January 25 at 10 am local time. Get tickets here.

The Amity Affliction dropped their new album Not Without My Ghosts last year via Pure Noise. Get it here or here.

4/26 — San Diego, CA — Soma
4/27 — Wheatland, CA — Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
4/29 — Portland, OR — Roseland Theater
4/30 — Seattle, WA — The Showbox
5/1 — Spokane, WA — Knitting Factory
5/3 — Boise, ID — Knitting Factory Concert House
5/4 — Salt Lake City, UT — The Depot
5/5 — Denver, CO — Fillmore Auditorium
5/7 — Houston, TX — House of Blues
5/8 — New Orleans, LA — House of Blues
5/10 — Daytona, FL — Daytona International Speedway*
5/12 — North Myrtle Beach, SC — House of Blues
5/13 — Atlanta, GA — The Masquerade (Heaven)
5/14 — Raleigh, NC — The Ritz
5/15 — Richmond, VA —The National
5/17 — McKees Rocks, PA — Roxian Theatre
5/18 — Columbus, OH — Historic Crew Stadium*
5/20 — Detroit, MI — The Fillmore Detroit
5/21 — Toronto, ON — Danforth Music Hall
5/22 — Montreal, QC — L ‘Olympia
5/24 — Boston, MA — House of Blues
5/25 — Brooklyn, NY — Brooklyn Paramount
5/26 — Philadelphia, PA — Franklin Music Hall
5/27 — Silver Springs, MD — The Fillmore Silver Spring
5/29 — Chicago, IL — Concord Music Hall
5/31 — St. Louis, MO — The Pageant
6/1 — Oklahoma City, OK — Diamond Ballroom
6/2 — Fort Worth, TX — Panther Island Pavilion
6/3 — San Antonio, TX — Vibes Underground
6/5 — Tempe, AZ — The Marquee
6/6 — Los Angeles, CA — The Novo
*Festival Date

Show Me Your God
It’s Hell Down Here
I See Dead People” (Feat. Louie Knuxx)

Since emerging in 2008 with their debut Severed Ties, Australian powerhouse The Amity Affliction have consistently delivered. They’ve tallied over a billion streams worldwide, clocked four No. 1 records, have earned multiple Gold and Platinum certifications in their home country, and enjoyed a string of Top 30-charting albums on Billboard. They’ve also received critical accolades from Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, The Noise, and more. Throughout their career, The Amity Affliction have remained a featured attraction on some of the biggest festivals in the world — from Download UK, Reading and Leeds, Vans Warped Tour, Rock am Ring, Rock im park, Graspop, Sonic Temple, Welcome to Rockville, Hellfest, Slam Dunk, Jera on Air, and more! The band has sold out countless headline treks and have hit the road with everyone from A Day to Remember to Motionless in White to Silverstein to Sum 41 to Beartooth to PVRIS. New album Not Without My Ghosts arrived in Spring 2023.

Youngbloods (2010)
Chasing Ghosts (2012)
Let the Ocean Take Me (2014)
This Could Be Heartbreak (2016)
Misery (2018)
Everyone Loves You… Once You Leave Them (2020)