Untimely Demise will begin their Spring tour of the western half of Canada and the United States today, as the trek is booted into action with a hometown Saskatchewan show this evening. The outfit will take their blazing modernized classic thrash to the highways of North America over the next three weeks, including performances with Massacre, Exmortus, Excruciator, Hatchet, labelmates Mares Of Thrace and even a headlining slot at San Jose's "Beyond The Realms Of Metal Festival."
Italy’s grind demons Cripple Bastards are set to release a brand new 7" EP entitled 'Senza Impronte' and featuring their fastest, most aggressive and pissed off material to date! The limited edition EP is their first recording for new label Relapse Records and is set for an April 24th release with pre-orders available HERE
. Additionally, Cripple Bastards has announced a headlining Brazilian Tour this April. A complete listing of upcoming dates is listed below.
Early 2012 saw Wild Adriatic head back to the studio with producer John Naclerio (Steel Train, Brand New, the Ataris) to work on a batch of 6 new songs. The band went in to the studio determined to add more of a soulful, vintage vibe to their repertoire, and the resulting EP 'Lock & Key', is just that - soulful, vintage feeling rock and roll with bluesy riffs and catchy vocals abound. 'Lock & Key' will see its release on April 27th with plans to continue their relentless performance schedule. See below for a list of current tour dates.
Rockers Arcane Saints whom have become an explosive hard rock force to be reckoned with in their native Australia and most recently China, are now proud to announce their latest adventure that was encouraged by The Trews for their first Canadian tour in Quebec and Ontario.
Extreme progressive metallers De Profundis (London, UK) have been confirmed for this year's edition of the "Rockharz Open Air Festival," set to take place July 12th-14th, 2012 in Ballenstedt, Germany. Acts already confirmed for the festival include Blind Guardian, Sepultura and Paradise Lost.
On April 21st Now, Now will celebrate Record Store Day with a Trans- Records 7" split featuring Now, Now's b-side "Shifting" and label mates The Lonely Forest's "Woe Is Me" as a limited edition 500 pressing.
Considering how quiet they’ve been over the past couple years, you'd think the Big Sleep decided to suddenly take their name seriously after the tireless tour cycle behind 2008's 'Sleep Forever' LP. The truth is much simpler… "We took a little break, worked on stuff separately and just lived our lives," explains bassist/vocalist Sonya Balchandani. "It obviously took longer than we thought it would," adds guitarist/vocalist Danny Barria, "but I wasn’t feeling rushed or pressured. I just wanted to write good songs."
West Coast road warriors Exhumed will embark on a near three-week stretch of tour dates this May alongside labelmates Fuck The Facts and headliners The Back Dahlia Murder. Dubbed "The Canadian Ritual Tour", the goretorn ceremonies will begin on May 11th in Madison, Wisconsin and include two weeks of Canadian dates before drawing to a gory close in June 2nd in Detroit, Michigan.
Los Angeles rock band Dead Sara have announced a slate of 20 new North American tour dates with The Used beginning May 12th. Fresh off a set of highly buzzed about performances at the "SXSW Music Festival" in Austin, TX, Dead Sara will hit the road for a previously announced run of shows beginning April 13th supporting Chevelle; radio festival dates including "BuzzFest" in Woodlands, TX, "EdgeFest" in Dallas, and the "Big Gig" in Hartford, CT; as well as a previously confirmed 40+ date coast-to-coast outing on this summer's "Vans Warped Tour". Additional tour dates will be announced.
In support of their new album 'Rebuilding Year' out now on No Idea Records, New York's impassioned punk and post-hardcore troupe Bridge And Tunnel have announced a month of European and Russian tour dates kicking off in late April, and taking the band throughout the entirety of Eastern and Western Europe, as well as stops throughout mainland Russia.
Nashville, Tennessee's panoramic country crushers Across Tundras will be heading out with the truckers and the kickers and the cowboy angels on a massive American tour this Spring in support of their Neurot Recordings debut 'Sage'.
Port Orchard, WA classic-rock preservationists, Stone Axe, have announced that the bands latest deluxe package is set for world-wide release for April 10th in North America (April 2nd in the UK). 'Stone Axe II - Deluxe Edition' is a 2-disc set that includes the stellar originally self-released 10 track epic album, plus a bonus disc containing 15 songs clocking in at over an hour of incredible classic rock music.
To get fans ready for the May 22 release of their fourth album, 'Beneath The Scars' (Executive Music Group label via Fontana/Universal), 12 Stones is hitting the road with Saliva and Royal Bliss starting April 18 in West Springfield, VA. Fans who pre-order the album from band’s official website (www.12stones.com
) will have early download access to six songs. The rest of the album will then be made available on May 22. Check out 12 Stones at any of the following stops, with more dates being added in the coming days.
Having just recently been invited by Metallica to be a part of their upcoming Orion Music + More Event, Thy Will Be Done have confirmed a co-headlining tour throughout Japan this summer with Japanese crossover legends The Aggressive Dogs. The tour will kick off on June 29th in Kasihwa and runs through July 8th in Nagoya. A list of confirmed dates can be found below.
On April 3rd, Mexico's Infinitum Obscure will invade European soil for the first time since the band's inception 12 years ago. The "Congregation of the Obscure - European Tour 2012", featuring Dead Congregation from Greece and Infinitum Obscure, is presented by Germany's Iron Bonehead Productions and will range across five European countries (Germany, Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium and Poland) for a total of seven shows.
Philadelphia, PA’s A Life Once Lost will head out on the road for a brief U.S. tour this summer after putting the finishing touches on their upcoming album. The tour kicks off on June 23rd in Richmond, VA, ending on June 29th in Pittsburgh, PA. The dates link up with California sludge metal outfit Black Sheep Wall’s full U.S. headline tour.
Reunited hardcore band Refused announced their North American tour dates including two shows at Toronto's Sound Academy on July 22nd and 23rd. In addition to previously announced appearances at "Coachella" and teaser shows in San Francisco and New York, the Swedish hardcore icons return from their 14 year hiatus with a slew of festival dates and stops in the US and Canada.
Only days away from releasing their ninth studio album, Bremerton, WA, punk rock trio Mxpx announce four commemorative "20th Anniversary Shows." With the official anniversary falling on July 6th, the band will play select dates this spring and summer to celebrate their new album, 'Plans Within Plans', and the legacy they've built over the years.
Female-fronted extremists Wykked Wytch have been confirmed to take part in the "Maximum Cavalera 15th Anniversary North American Tour" with Soulfly, Incite and Lody Kong. The 24-city tour kicks off on April 13th in Colorado Springs, CO and will keep the band on the road until the final date in Albuquerque, NM on May 11th.
Demonical has confirmed that they will be performing several US shows leading up to their performance at this year's "Maryland Death Fest." Demonical released their latest album, 'Death Infernal,' on July 19th, 2011 on Metal Blade Records in North America.