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Ice King announces European and U.K. tour dates

Posted in Alternative, Experimental, Misc., News, Uncategorized with tags , , , on 6th July 2016 by izaforestspirit

The Belgian “Epic Avant-Barde” musician iCE KiNG is currently on a European tour.

This is for those who enjoy experimental music filled with wide-ranging vocals, baritone guitars, keyboards with varying, intense and pure melodies, tonalities and rhythms…

You can catch him live at the following locations:

29th July 2016, Aachen (DE), Chico Mendes
4th August 2016, ‘s Hertogenbosch (NL), Lohengrin
27th August 2016, Leuven (BE), Sint-Donatuspark
16th September 2016 , Bridlington (GB), The Londesborough
17th September 2016 , Warhorns Festival – Selby (GB), The Venue
28th October 2016, Tienen (BE), Living room

For more information check out:

http://iceking.be/

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King Diamond Announces North American Tour

Posted in News with tags , , , , on 23rd June 2014 by hammersmashedlauren

And the rumors are TRUE! The legendary King Diamond has announced a full North American tour for the fall! After hearing rumors for weeks about a possible tour and the leak of a date in New York City, the band has confirmed a 19 date tour across the U.S and Canada. The band will have it’s original lineup, and King Diamond will be doing their full European festival stage show for each date! A special guest act will be supporting which will be announced later on.

A limited edition King Diamond jacket will be available through the fan club pre-sale (http://www.showstubs.com/) that begins tomorrow, June 24th. Tickets will be on sale online for the rest of the public nationwide on Friday, June 27th.  Here is a list of dates taken from the official King Diamond Facebook page:

 

 

Slayer Announce U.S. Fall Tour with Suicidal Tendencies and Exodus

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on 23rd June 2014 by hammersmashedlauren

 

After touring together this past May, the trio is back with a full U.S tour for the fall. Slayer will be taking a break from recording to take off on this tour starting in November. Gary Holt will be once again playing for both Exodus and Slayer, and this will be the debut of former front man Steve Souza. 

Slayer’s Tom Araya states his excitement for this upcoming tour,”We are way fucking excited about hitting the road again with Suicidal and Exodus. Fucking intense. See you in the fall.”

Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 AM local time. Here are the confirmed dates:

 

11/12 Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA
11/14 The Forum, Los Angeles, CA
11/15 Comercia Theatre, Phoenix, AZ
11/17 Bricktown Events Center, Oklahoma City, OK
11/18 ACL Live, Austin, TX
11/19 Verizon Theatre, Dallas, TX
11/21 Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL
11/22 The Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA
11/23 The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC
11/25 The Armory, Albany, NY
11/26 Sands Events Center, Bethlehem, PA
11/28 The Palladium, Worcester, MA
11/29 Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ
11/30 Tower Theatre, Philadelphia, PA
12/2 Agora Theatre, Cleveland, OH
12/4 Egyptian Room, Indianapolis, IN
12/5 The Fillmore, Detroit, MI

Sonic Syndicate reveal first dates of The Diabolical Tour Of Art 2014

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 26th May 2014 by Pieni

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As announced before (see here), Sonic Syndicate will be releasing their self-titled 5th album pretty soon. The first live dates have been announced, with a promise that more will follow.

Valkyrian Music will be present at the third gig, in Düsseldorf, and will bring you a full report.

SONIC SYNDICATE – Diabolical Tour of Art 2014:

11 July – AACHEN, Musik Bunker GER
10 – 12 July – ROCKHARZ OPEN AIR, Ballenstedt GER
18 July – DÜSSELDORF, Zakk GER
19 July – SUNSTORM FESTIVAL, Nordheim GER
7 – 10 Aug – GETAWAY ROCK FESTIVAL, Gävle SWE
8 – 10 Aug – ZAXID FESTIVAL, Lviv UKR
11 October – MÜNSTER, Sputnikhalle GER
12 October – KÖLN, Underground GER
14 October – ASCHAFFENBURG, Colos-Saal GER
15 October – NÜRNBERG. Hirsch GER
16 October – HERISAU, Pontem SUI
17 October – MÜNCHEN, Backstage GER
18 October – ADELSHEIM, Live Factory GER
20 October – WIEN, Viper Room AUT
21 October – PRAG, Noca Chmelnice CZE
22 October – BERLIN, So36 GER
23 October – STUTTGART, Universum GER
24 October – BOCHUM, Matrix GER
25 October – KIEL, Pumpe GER

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Epica w/Support @ The Palladium, Worcester

Posted in Gig, Live with tags , , , , , , , , on 8th November 2012 by hammersmashedlauren

Epica, Alestorm, Insomnium, System Divide, and Blackguard
The Palladium, Worcester, Massachusetts
27th October

It was a cold night when I arrived at The Palladium for the Epica North American Tour 2012, but it became incredibly warmer once I was confronted by the hundreds of metal fans of all kinds (power metal fans, death metal fans, and even fans who dressed up as pirates) waiting eagerly along the side of the building to get inside. It was a bit more packed than it should have been because in a different part of the venue, Taproot and Nonpoint were playing a show as well. How random, right?

Before I even got into the show, I did an interview with Blackguard front man Paul Ablaze. I then made my way inside to stand in front of the barricade to take pictures. In all honesty, I don’t think I’ll ever use a photo press pass at a show again just because it felt like I was detached from the show and not so much a part of it, and not to mention I kept getting heckled by the security who thought I was a total pain in the ass. Although it was a nice change from being crushed by topless, sweaty dudes who reek of eggs and despair.

Anyway, the show starts off with Blackguard, which I was relieved to see because The Palladium usually likes to add on local acts to bigger shows, and sometimes those bands are unbearable.  They only played for a half hour, which consisted of only newer songs. They even played a new track, In Dreams, which will be on their next album.  For some reason, I felt like this was not Blackguard’s best set. I’ve seen them many times in the past few years, and I suppose what was missing was that folky element that their older songs have. Not to say that their newer stuff is bad, but they were definitely lacking that fun and energetic aspect that they usually portray in their live shows. Their energy was still very high and the songs made the crowd break out into a sea of windmills, but it just felt different to me this time.

Following Blackguard was System Divide. I was familiar with the band after listening to their EP a few years ago, and their set was actually better than I had anticipated it to be.  I also forgot that Sven De Caluwe, vocalist of Aborted, does vocals for System Divide as well!  Paired along with Miri Milman, who is the female vocalist in the group, the band definitely had a unique set mixed with heavy but melodic guitar and a mix of clean and growl vocals. It’s always interesting to me when there are two vocalists in a band because from what I’ve seen, one vocalist is usually predominate over the other which makes the other vocalist completely unnecessary. However, both vocalists meshed very well together and the mixed styles had some people in the crowd booing, but their stage presence and high energy was a winner to me.

I was most looking forward to Insomnium’s set not only because I have never seen them live before, but they’re also one of my favorite melodic metal bands of all time. That same powerful feeling I experienced from listening to the albums was also portrayed in their live show. Starting their set with the song Inertia, their beautiful riffs paired with their low and enticing vocals created a serene but dark atmosphere that was just absolutely captivating. They also played Down With the Sun which is off my favorite album from them, Across the Dark, but most of their set was relatively newer songs. They had a slower set, but I believe they played the best out of everyone that night. It’s hard to keep a crowd’s attention when playing songs that are not as upbeat, but Insomnium did an excellent job at setting a more somber mood without losing the focus of the audience.

Last time I saw Alestorm, I did not really get to enjoy their set due to the amount of crazy, drunken pirate fans that literally kept throwing themselves on top of me trying to climb their way onto the stage. However, after being able to watch them, Alestorm’s set was so upbeat that there were people in the pits who were literally dancing and skipping around! They played a bunch of fan favorites such as Keelhauld, Captain Morgan’s Revenge, and Leviathan, and the crowd couldn’t help but break out singing very loudly and drunkly to Nancy the Tavern Wench. The keyboards and keytar mixed with talk about squids and other pirate banter made the crowd pumped and ready for Epica’s set.

Having seen Epica once before, I was anticipating a highly awesome performance. However, I only managed to watch the first three songs before I had to head out from the show. From those three songs alone, which were Monopoly on Truth, Sensorium, and Unleashed, it was hard to not become enthralled by the seemingly beautiful vocals of Simone Simmons paired with the melodic and charismatic riffs of the guitars and keyboards. The flashing of the lights in the background and the positive energy from the audience only added to the, dare I say, epic feeling that Epica was giving off. I later found out that Epica did a few encore songs: Cry for the Moon, Blank Infinity, and Consign to Oblivion, and these concluded another spectacular performance from this band.

Having to wake up early and basically bust my butt to make it to this show was entirely worth it. Hopefully Epica comes back really soon so I can fully appreciate and enjoy them like I did the first time around, and hopefully the other bands come and tour around American again really soon!

Lauren Gowdy

Cattle Decapitation Announce Last Minute Northeast Tour Dates

Posted in News with tags , , on 8th November 2012 by hammersmashedlauren

After dropping off the Autumn Apocalypse Tour, Cattle Decapitation have announced a few last minute tours that they will be headlining in the northeast of the U.S. before touring with Dying Fetus and Cerebral Bore starting November 25th. The band’s front man, Travis Ryan, posted a list of current dates on his Facebook page:

“IF YOU ARE ANYWHERE IN THE NORTHEAST PLEASE SHARE THIS!!!!!!!!!

Last minute Cattle Decapitation shows booked in place of dropping off the Autumn Apocalypse tour, more to come!!!!11/08 Lowell, MA @ The Worthen House (141 Worthen St.)
11/10 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr Roboto Project w/ Vektor
11/11 Reading, PA @ Reverb
11/13 Wooskie, VT @ Monkey Bar
11/14 Poughkeepsie, NY @ Pickwick Pub w/ Deiphago
11/15 Keene, NH @ Railroad Tavern
11/16 Danbury, CT @ Heirloom Arts
11/17 Middletown, NY @ Sounds Asylym
11/20 Trenton, NJ @ Backstage at Champs
11/21 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar”

More dates will be added, so make sure to check up on their page for a date that could be closer to you!

Cattle Decapitation Drop Off Autumn Apocalypse Tour After Physical Altercation Between Chris Barnes and Travis Ryan

Posted in News with tags , , , , on 6th November 2012 by hammersmashedlauren

 

Cattle Decapitation have announced that they will be dropping off the Autumn Apocalypse tour. According to Cattle Decapitation frontman Travis Ryan, Six Feet Under’s Chris Barnes “sucker punched” him in the face after an argument that ensued between the two. On his Facebook, Ryan posts a statement about the situation, in which he calls Barnes “a fucking hack”:

 

“Chris Barnes is a fucking hack. I’ve personally passed on at least 5 six feet tours over the last 8 or so years because he pulls so much nonsense on the support bands because his ego is astronomical. We’re leaving the Chris Barnes Show tour today. Go to the Chris Barnes show and buy some of their merch. They need it desperately.”

 

Six Feet Under also announced they would not play the Boston, MA show (the same show where Barnes threw a punch at Ryan)  if Vital Remains opened for them. Vital Remains were scheduled to open for the show weeks prior to, where they were promptly told to step down as well.

 

No official statement has been made by anyone associated with Six Feet Under yet about the situation. Cattle Decapitation will still be performing with Dying Fetus and Cerebral Bore starting November 25th.