MonstrO was recently announced as an opener on the six-week Clutch and Hellyeah co-headline national tour that begins April 10th in Norfolk, Virginia, but before that, the Atlanta, Georgia-based MonstrO will hit Austin, Texas next week for SXSW as part of MetalSucks South By South Death showcase featuring High On Fire, Darkest Hour, Nachtmystium, and more. The event will be held at Barbarella Patio at 615 Red River on Wednesday, March 14th.
Luther (Philadelphia, PA) are heading out on tour in support of the band's newest release, the '4-Way Split' with The Copyrights, Grey Area and The Reveling released on Black Numbers recently. The tour will also be in support of their 2011 release, 'Siblings & Sevens'. Luther will be playing shows with an outstanding itinerary of bands that includes Hot Water Music, The Menzingers, Cheap Girls, Braid, The Sidekicks, Signals Midwest and Captain, We're Sinking.
Versus The World, which has links with both Lagwagon and The Ataris, is set to tour Europe again later this year. They will be starting off their series of gigs with a performance on Belgium's Groezrock on April 27th before heading on to various dates in Germany, the Netherlands and the UK until May 12th.
American black metal outfit Abigail Williams' latest tour is now currently underway. Billed as support for almighty death metal legion Deicide on the "March Of Death 2012" tour, Abigail Williams are performing all new material from their recently released third LP 'Becoming', released worldwide via Candlelight Records in January. With Jungle Rot and Lecherous Nocturne also providing support for the entire trek, this shall prove to be one of the year's heaviest tours so far as it storms across the continent through the end of the month.
After a few weeks off, following nearly three years of semi-constant touring, Cape Fear's sludge-slingers Weedeater decided they have been off the road long enough, and that it's time to go reap some more hard-partying souls.
These Hearts have announced a short U.S. run with School Boy Humor in March! The group released their latest music video for the track "Romans 15" earlier this year. Check out the music video below.
Fozy are proud to announce that they will be performing at "Download 2012", to be held June 8th-10th in the United Kingdom. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, "Download" is one of the world's premier music festivals and features the world's top acts in hard rock and heavy metal. This year's festival will be headlined by Black Sabbath, Metallica and Prodigy.
In addition to the recently announced dates with Demon Hunter and Nightrage, Deadlock have now announced a small headline run. Deadlock will be supported by Swedish modern metal newcomers The Unguided (feat. former and current members of Sonic Syndicate) and Devastating Enemy from Austria.
Multi-instrumentalist and vocal sorcerer Bruce Lamont (Yakuza, Bloodiest, Circle Of Animals, Led Zeppelin 2) has confirmed a string of solo tour dates for this month, leading up-to and following his action-packed and diverse set of shows at this year's annual SXSW congregation in Austin.
Today, Prophecy Productions announces the second set of Alcest's North American tour dates. Touring in support of their just-released 'Les Voyages De L'Âme' masterpiece. Alcest will begin their latest headlining North American trek on March 17th, at the esteemed South by Southwest fest, and then will tour throughout the duration of April, as the second set of dates reveal today. Support for this first set of dates will be provided by Deafheaven. Here are the confirmed dates/venues thus far.
Moving Mountains will be direct support on Coheed And Cambria's spring tour which launches April 29th and winds down May 18th. The Westchester, NY ambient indie rockers will be out in support of their upcoming 'New Light' EP which will be released on April 24th, both digitally and on vinyl, via Triple Crown Records. The EP consists of acoustic and re-interpreted versions of songs that originally appeared on the band's breakthrough 2011 LP 'Waves' and their 2007 debut 'Pneuma.'
Tragic Hero Records' Brighter Than A Thousand Suns have announced a run of dates, kicking off March 9th in Brooklyn, NY. The trek includes a stop at SXSW on March 16th (info TBA) and wraps up on March 25th in Akron, OH.
One of the most hotly tipped metal bands of last year after their face melting performances at SXSW and various US festivals such as Bamboozle, San Antonio's very own Upon A Burning Body will finally be heading to the UK this summer to incite carnage at both "Slam Dunk Festival" and the might "Download Festival" at Donington Park.
Troy, Ohio melodic metal band Miss May I are set to kick off their upcoming tour with Whitechapel, After The Bruial, The Plot In You, and Structures on March 10th in Memphis, TN. The tour will travel through the United States until March 30th, taking a month long break while Miss May I heads to Europe to tour with Parkway Drive, The Ghost Inside, and Confession, and kicks back up again on May 3rd in Louisville, KY. The tour closes with two east coast shows, including the "2012 Bamboozle Festival" in Asbury Park, NJ.
Cult black metal lords Nightbringer have been added to the Denver date of the "Decibel Magazine Tour". This will see the band sharing the stage with In Solitude, The Devil's Blood, Watain and Behemoth. The Denver show is April 17th at the Summit Theatre.
Fresh off of two Grammy nominations this year for Best Comedy Album, 'Alpocalypse', and Best Short Form Music Video, "Perform This Way", musician and satirist "Weird Al" Yankovic is extending his highly successful "Alpocalypse Tour" into 2012. The first leg of this multimedia rock and comedy extravaganza, starting on April 28th in Primm, NV and wrapping up on May 13st in Waterbury, CT, will feature hits from Al's 13th studio album 'Alpocalypse', as well as classics like "Fat," "Amish Paradise," "White & Nerdy" and many more.
In exactly 4 months the epic metal masters of Manilla Road will headline the Friday night of the "Warriors Of Metal Fest V Open Air" on June 29th at the Frontier Ranch in Pataskala, Ohio (just 20 minutes East of Columbus, OH). Mark "The Shark" Shelton states: "We have not played in Ohio since 1988 or '89 and we're really looking forward to play at this American true metal festival in Ohio!"
(Hed)pe and Mushroomhead have announced they will join forces with American Head Charge, Corvus, and Tenafly Viper for the "Hed2Head" co-headlining tour. The tour will kick off April 19th in Bloomington, IL and run for six week across the entire country.
Ottawa’s grindmanglers Fuck The Facts have confirmed an extensive European headlining tour in support of their latest LP, 'Die Miserable', released in October via Relapse Records and has been receiving critical acclaim since.
NWODHM speedfreaks Speedwolf will be taking their hi-octane heavy metal action to the road next month, playing 'n' burning across half the United States (and one Canadian date) in a tour dubbed "One Nation Under The Wolf Tour." Speedwolf will be touring in support of their Hells Headbangers debut album, 'Ride With Death', released last November to widespread international acclaim. Here are the confirmed dates and venues.