Progressive metalers The Safety Fire have a busy 2012 ahead of them with their previously announced tour with Protest The Hero, Jeff Loomis, Periphery and Today I Caught The Plague and the release of their InsideOut debut 'Grind The Ocean'. TSF has now announced a co-headlining UK tour with The James Cleaver Quintet. Check out the tour dates below.
In support of their upcoming new album, 'Tycoon,' and first full-length release in six years, Massachusetts hardcore punk band No Trigger have announced a series of record release shows throughout the Northeast, around the band's hometown state of Massachusetts.
"Carolina Rebellion" returns Saturday, May 5th bigger and better than ever and boasting a solid rock lineup for the multi-stage festival, including Shinedown, Korn, Evanescence, Staind, Five Finger Death Punch and Slash (see below for full lineup).
Birth A.D. is pleased to announce their appearance at "WTF Fest", a traveling experimental art and music event that will come to major cities like Portland and Seattle. The band will appear at the Austin engagement on Wednesday, March 14th, which coincides with the week-long music showcases of SXSW. "WTF Fest" is not a metal festival, but rather a collection of subversive and outspoken artists, including performances from Mike IX Williams (Eyehategod), Martin Atkins (Pigface), and much more.
Legendary Brazilian/American thrashers, Sepultura, will return to North America once again this April! Joining them are bay area thrash titans Death Angel, Brazilian death metal brethren Krisiun, and new breed of thrashers Havok.
The year's most talked about band will be taking their eclectic live performance on tour across the U.S. this spring. Design The Skyline will hit 24 cities beginning in March with support from The Browning and From Atlantis. The group will tour in support of their latest album, 'Nevaeh', released in 2011.
Another handful of acts playing "Vans Warped Tour 2012" has just been announced and Iwrestledabearonce will be on the full tour from June 16th - August 6th. "After how much fun we had in 2010, we're beyond stoked to head out on Warped again!" says guitarist Steven Bradley. "Warped crowds are amazing and doing signings every day and meeting everybody rules. Cannot wait!" Iwrestledabearonce will join Chelsea Grin, Memphis May Fire, Senses Fail, Sleeping With Sirens and a number of other artists that will be revealed shortly.
Brooklyn's We Are Augustines are pleased to announce that they will be making their network television debut on The Late Show With David Letterman on Friday, February 24th. The band will be performing "Chapel Song," an ode to lost love and the opener to their critically acclaimed debut album, 'Rise Ye Sunken Ships', an album that was named Best Alternative Album for 2011 by iTunes.
Cerebral Bore is one of the most impressive young bands to come along in the brutal death metal scene in quite some time. With their impressive Earache debut 'Maniacal Miscreation', the band managed to create an astoundingly technical attack with a strong sense of melody, something usually not found within brutal death metal. This set Cerebral Bore apart on record and now fans will have a chance to see their live show as they return to North America with death metal heavyweights Goatwhore and Hate Eternal as well as Fallujah.
Andrew W.K., rock n' roll's reigning king of partying, has announced new European dates on his "I Get Wet Ten Year Anniversary Tour". The tour honoring his landmark 2002 debut album (which spawned such anthems as "Party Hard" and "She Is Beautiful") will hit the UK this April as well as France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany (dates below). Andrew W.K. and full live band will play the album in its entirety for the first time ever!
Brooklyn, New York's Toms have confirmed a European headlining tour with Hierophant in support of their latest release 'Path Of Totality', which was released in 2011 on Relapse Records. A list of confirmed dates can be found below including recently announced North American shows, an appearance at the "Relapse Records Scion Showcase" and this year's "Roadburn Festival" in Tillburg, Holland.
It's the year of the Dragon but Vajra is breathing its own fire. On Friday, January 27th, this new hot band played to an over-capacity crowd at The Mercury Lounge in NYC.
Austin, TX group Explosions In The Sky have just announced their April tour dates. The tour starts April 5th in Boulder, CO and runs till April 24th in San Antonio, TX. The band will stop by "The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival" on April 20th. Check out the dates below.
The Word Alive is excited to announce a U.S. tour this spring with co-headliners Attack! Attack! and Escape The Fate. Kicking off in April, this will be the first chance for North American fans to see the band in 2012, and get a first listen to new material from their forthcoming album. Support will come from Mest and Secrets.
Georgia pop punk outfit, Freshman 15, has announced a handful of March tour dates with City Lights, as the band gears up for the release of its sophomore record, 'Here's To Feeling Good', on March 13th via Standby Records. The run on "Tour Up From The Floor Up" will officially kick off on March 2nd.
Springfield, Massachusetts band Maker have announced the Canadian "Road To The Jamboree Tour 2012". The purpose of this tour is to get the band to run through Canada to get to "Jamboree Festival". Joining Maker will be State Champs and Undesirable People. Check out the tour dates below.
Adding to a maniacal live takeover that includes a short South American run with Aborted, the "Grind Over Europe Tour" with Rotten Sound and Magrudergrind, a U.K. journey with Anaal Nathrakh and a handful of stateside headlining dates, California goregrind ministers Exhumed are pleased to announce a near month-long bout of U.S. dates with death metal icons/headliners Cannibal Corpse! Joined by labelmates Abysmal Dawn and Arkaik, the live rituals will commence on April 5th in Jacksonville, Florida and include an appearance at the The Cincinnati Metal Fest on April 14th as well as a special show on April 28 where the brutal caravan will merge with the "Decibel Magazine Tour" featuring Behemoth, Watain, The Devil's Blood and In Solitude.
Continuing their blistering entry into 2012, The Balconies are gearing up for a tour of Ontario and the East Coast in preparation for the February 28th release of their highly anticipated EP 'Kill Count'. The Toronto-by-way-of-Ottawa trio have already hit listeners with the title track and its dynamic music video, and they're ready to take Kill Count east on a short tour before travelling to the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas and returning home in time for Canadian Music Week in March.
Not content with five weeks of North American destruction and devastation, mutant overlords Gwar have announced a second leg to their Spring "Return Of The World Maggot Tour". This leg kicks off April 13th in San Antonio, Texas and wraps up April 28th in Allentown, PA. Support on this leg of the tour will come from Kylesa, Ghoul and Legacy Of Disorder. Tickets for fan club members go on sale tomorrow February 8th and tickets will go on sale to the general public Friday February 10th.
Creepsylvania's thrash-obsessed masked merauders, Ghoul, will be continuing their mammoth US trek with Gwar with an additional round of live assaults. Joined by prog-doomsters Kylesa and Legacy Of Disorder. The band will be shredding through classic cuts as well as newer material from 2011's critically acclaimed and viciously fun 'Transmission Zero' (now available on CD/LP/digitally from Tankcrimes).