Hey fiends, while I know you are finalizing your costume for whatever Halloween hootnanny you might be involved in, I’d like to call your attention to the annual NAMM appearance by Metal Allegiance at the House Of Blues. Check it out.
The Press Release:
METAL ALLEGIANCE began as a celebration of heavy metal, powered by the almost tribal bond shared between the extreme music community’s most revered trailblazers, armed with a list of contributors onstage (and off) that read like a Wikipedia entry on the genre itself.
Looks like Fridays are also a good day to do some tour announcements and this is especially the case when it comes to the hard-working Thrash Metal legends Death Angel. The band just announced their first in a long, long time headlining run of North America and this is exciting news for sure. I don’t recall a headlining appearance as a proper tour since one that hit the now shuttered B.B. King Blues Club that came through in 2008. You younger Metalheads might enjoy that overview that can be perused HERE. Now scroll on down past the poster for the full on press release and a whole lot of other coolness.
The Press Release:
Bay Area thrash legends DEATH ANGEL have announced they’ll be hitting the road this fall for a headlining North American tour with openers EXMORTUS and HELLFIRE. The band is touring in support of their recently released album, Humanicide, which is available from Nuclear Blast. Tickets will be available at https://www.deathangel.us/tour.
“DEATH ANGEL is proud to FINALLY announce our first headlining tour in many years of North America!! We’re doing this tour in support of our new album Humanicide! Supporting the ideals of the true thrash scene that we came from that supported the beliefs that kept the scene alive! That being said we are extremely proud to present what we feel is a true modern-day thrash tour that represents the beliefs, and foundation of what that amazing scene is, and always has been based on!! Rebellion, truth, energy, camaraderie, and most importantly the music! This tour represents the roots through the evolution of what is this incredible genre, and scene we know as thrash!!!” – Mark Osegueda Continue reading Death Angel Announces North American Headline Tour→
The Press Release:
VENOM INC. – the trio featuring the legendary Mantas and Demolition Man – will return once again to headline a strategic raid on North America. In addition to performing tracks from their debut album Avé, VENOM INC. will also perform several VENOM classics.
“It is with great pleasure that the triumvirate returns to North America In Nomine Satanas, with our great friends EXMORTUS and HOMEWRECKER for some exclusive limited dates,” commented Tony “Demolition Man” Dolan. “We are proud to also feature in this 2019 part 1 our show with the original almighty MISFITS at the Chicago All state Arena. The Heavens are most certainly on fire!!! AVE!” Continue reading Venom Inc. Announces “In Nomine Satanas” Tour For 2019→
When I announced the performer lineup for the 2019 “ShipRocked” Cruise (seen HERE), a lot of Metalheads were wondering just what in the heck was going on with the announcement for the 2019 “70K Tons Of Metal” excursion since that usually came up in July. Well, as the saying goes “it’s better late than never” as the first details and bands have been lined out. Read on down below.
60 Bands, 4 Days, 1 Cruise Ship, and only 3000 Tickets. This is 70000TONS OF METAL™, The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise!
On 70000TONS OF METAL™ you get unrestricted festival access to all 120 live shows on board, 70000TONS™ OF KARAOKE until sunrise, Jamming With Waters In International Waters – the Official 70000TONS OF METAL™ All Star Jam which writes Heavy Metal History every year, Clinics and Work-Shops with the musicians, our infamous Belly Flop Contest, Shore Excursions with your favorite artists, and much more! Continue reading 70,000Tons Of Metal Announces First Bands For 2019 Excursion→
Summer is heading our way and that means a bevy of summer concert tours are as well. Let’s take a look at this news from the Exmortus camp.
The Press Release:
EXMORTUS will hit the road this summer headlining The Summer of Steel Tour! Featuring support from The Absence and Hatchet alongside Immortal Guardian, Black Fast and label mates Micawber on select shows; EXMORTUS will embark on tour dates across North America beginning June 28th in San Diego.
“We are stoked to unleash The Sound of Steel upon North America this Summer! This is our first headlining tour and we’re honored to have within our ranks: The Absence and Hatchet, as well as special regional guests — Novareign, Immortal Guardian, Black Fast and Micawber. So, come and have your minds melted by the new tunes as well as old favorites! See you soon!” adds EXMORTUS founder, vocalist & guitarist Conan.
On their forthcoming album The Sound of Steel, EXMORTUS offer a fresh palette of blood-shedding, blackened, neo-classical thrash. Produced by Zack Ohren (Machine Head, Suffocation) with artwork created by Philip Lawvere (Kreator, Celtic Frost, Helloween); The Sound of Steel will be released on June 8th via Prosthetic Records worldwide except Japan, where it will be overseen by Marquee Inc. The album also features Warbringer guitarist Chase Becker and drummer Carlos Cruz. The Sound of Steel will be available on all digital outlets, compact disc and LP, with 1000 records being pressed initially in the follow colors: 250 battle axe blood splatter (Prosthetic webshop and sold by the band on tour); 250 blue and black marble (Prosthetic webshop and sold by the band on tour); 400 clear with blue and orange Splatter (available in retail stores worldwide); 100 white vinyl (Cargo Germany only) Continue reading Exmortus Announce “The Summer Of Steel” Tour→