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With a new album, Plagues of Babylon, coming out next month, Iced Earth mastermind Jon Schaffer took a few minutes from the band’s current tour with Volbeat to offer up a video teaser for the band’s new album. They’ll be touring Europe starting early next year, and hitting North America with Sabaton and Revamp in April, a tour that will include a stop at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. And hey, we’re going to cut Jon some slack, since the Iced Earth hoodie he’s wearing is actually pretty sweet. Check the tour dates below.
Plagues of Babylon will be released on January 7.
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The writing was on the wall as soon as Decibel Magazine unveiled a teaser poster for their 2014 tour that looked a hell of a lot like Carcass’ logo. But before that, rumors started circulating that Carcass and The Black Dahlia Murder might be touring the States next year, which wasn’t helped by the band’s Bill Steer admitting as much a few weeks ago. Now, it’s official: Carcass, The Black Dahlia Murder, Gorguts and Noisem will be touring next year starting in March.
There will be some VIP premium packages that will land you a shirt, a poster, a “skip the line” pass and a digital sampler from Nuclear Blast, Carcass’ label. You can pick that up here, and it’s actually a pretty solid deal. And aside from that, this is a tour featuring three bands that put out albums that are appearing on many year-end top ten lists. We’re thinking of reasons to not go to this, and aren’t coming up with any. Check the dates below: Read more »
Not content to wait until the Spring to announce the tour dates for next Summer’s Vans Warped Tour, the long running festival has already announced the dates and venues for 2014′s run. Kicking off on June 14th, the tour will run until the beginning of August, covering 40 dates and much of the country. Founder Kevin Lyman mentioned via Twitter that once again, parents will get in free. Only five bands have been announced so far, and two of them are on the heavier side: For Today and Stray From the Path. They join Air Dubai, Mixtapes and Teenage Bottlerocket. Another wave of artist announcements is set to be unveiled this coming Wednesday, December 11.
For Today’s next album, Fight the Silence, will be released on Razor & Tie on February 4. Earlier this year, the band released the title track as a single. The song takes on the issue of human trafficking. Long Island’s Stray From the Path will be touring behind this year’s album, Anonymous. Here’s where you (and your parents) will be able to catch the tour: Read more »
We’ve still got a few weeks left in 2013, but 2014 is already starting to heat up as a pretty solid touring year. Now we can add another Between the Buried and Me tour to the list. They’ll be heading out on the road in February with Deafheaven, Intronaut and The Kindred for a monthlong tour that will take them across the country and Canada. As Metal Sucks points out, almost any of those bands would be worth seeing on their own. Intronaut are always entertaining live, and Deafheaven probably weren’t on many peoples’ radar before the release of this year’s Sunbather but from the year end lists we’ve seen so far, should be by now. So essentially, you’re probably going to this show. Tour dates below. Read more »
Metallica might not have a new album coming out anytime soon, but it’s not stopping them from continuing to tour – and giving their fans a taste of some new music. The band have just announced that they’ll be playing some European dates next Summer, and have added a twist. What’s the twist? Get ready for “Metallica By Request.” What’s that mean? It means that for each date (there are three announced so far, with more coming next week), those that purchase tickets will be able to pick the band’s set list. of the 18 songs that are in a typical Metallica set list, 17 of those will be decided by fans. The 18th will be a new song. They haven’t said whether or not there will be different new songs or just one, but that definitely means that the new album is at least starting to come together. Here’s what Lars Ulrich had to say, via a press release:
“We are once again psyched to break free of the four walls in the studio to get energized by our devoted European friends for a couple of weeks next May and June,” said Lars Ulrich. “On top of that, the fact that all our nutty fans will pick the songs we play should be some next level fun and take a big load off my shoulders as the guy who usually writes the set list!”
That’s potentially an amazing idea, except for the fact that with over 140 songs to choose from, the typical Metallica fans will mostly want to hear the hits. There’s nothing particularly wrong with that, but unless there’s a concerted effort amongst Metallica fans to pick a unified set list, get ready for about half the Black Album, a quarter Master of Puppets, and another quarter Ride the Lightning. It’ll be interesting to hear what direction new music from the band takes. Here are the dates so far, with more coming next week.
June 4 – Hamburg, Germany @ Imtech Arena, Sonisphere
June 5-8 – Nurburgring, Germany @ Rock am Ring
June 6-9 – Nuremberg, Germany @ Rock im Park
More info here.
Earlier this week, some corners of the internet were up in arms by a request made by Canadian indie-rock band Arcade Fire. With the band’s tour in support of their chart-topping album Reflektor kicking off on March 6 of next year, visitors to Ticketmaster will find a request by the band. “NIGHT OF SHOW: Please wear formal attire or costume.” During this year’s CMJ convention in New York, the band played a pair of secret shows at a warehouse where they asked attendees to do the same thing. Now that they’re doing an arena tour, however, while some fans of the band will whimsically dress like hot air balloon operators or Mumford and Sons members, many others are wondering why they would have to go to a venue like the KFC YUM! Center in Louisville (where the tour kicks off), dressed to the nines.
A think piece on Slate took the band to task, saying “nowadays, the band can afford to alienate some fans with requests like their costume mandate – but that doesn’t mean they should.” They made enough of an issue of it that the band addressed the controversy via a Facebook post yesterday. “To everyone really upset about us asking people to dress up at our shows… please relax. It’s super not mandatory. It just makes for a more fun carnival when we are all in it together.” Read more »
Earlier this year, German band We Butter The Bread With Butter released their first official American, Goldkinder. A blend of industrial, metal, and electro-pop, the album sounded kind of like a somewhat poppier version of Rammstein. And while they played a few shows in America earlier this year, they’ll finally be making their way around the entire country on their first official headlining US tour next year.
Support on the tour will come from Lions Lions and Honour Crest. Among the stops will be Texas’ South by South What festival. Check out a rundown of dates for We Butter The Bread With Butter’s 2014 tour (with more shows to bee added) below. Read more »
A month from now, as the year end lists continue to be compiled, it’s pretty much a given that Carcass’ Surgical Steel will be on most of them, if not atop them. The band’s first album in 17 years delivered on all counts, but it was supported by way too short of a tour, playing just five dates in North America. It was nearly a given that the band would be coming back for a more extensive run next year. And while dates have yet to be announced, guitarist Bill Steer let the cat out of the bag during an interview with Belgian Shoot Me Again webzine, stating that next year, the band will be touring with The Black Dahlia Murder. Go to about 8:00 to hear Steer talk about touring plans.
That’s an amazing tour right there. The Black Dahlia murder’s melodic death metal was directly inspired by Carcass, and the two bands are a great fit for each other. Not to mention the fact that the rest of America aside from New York, L.A. and Chicago deserves to see Carcass play this album. Dates haven’t been announced yet. In fact, we wouldn’t be surprised if there’s a few panicked calls between management and booking agents to try to make good to confirm what Steer said.
[via Metal Sucks]
While it had been rumored, the official tour dates for Bring Me The Horizon’s first North American headlining tour since 2011 have been announced. Having just wrapped up an Australian tour with them, Of Mice & Men will again be direct support. It’s rumored that Issues, letlive. and Northlane will be among the openers. BMTH did tour the States earlier this year in support of this year’s Sempiternal, but it was as part of the Warped Tour.
Tickets will be on sale beginning this Friday, November 22nd.
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Black Sabbath’s 2013 is ending on a high note, with highly received album topping end of the year lists and a live album coming out next week. Now it looks like they’re extending the fun into 2014, as they’ve just announced plans for a North America tour.
Following more European shows, Sabbath will return for Spring jaunt that will mostly see them in Canada but will include stops in Brooklyn and Los Angeles. No word on whether more U.S. dates will be thrown in, though it’s worth noting how Sabbath took their good old time to announce full routing for a summer tour that found them playing almost every major American market.
For now, though, fans will have to do with the dates below. Tickets go on sale beginning Friday, November 22 at www.livenation.com, while beginning today, fans can visit http://bit.ly/RSVPBlackSabbath to RSVP for early access to presale tickets available Wednesday, November 20. Read more »