Globally Celebrated Finnish Metal Band Set to Storm Stateside Stages this Autumn

“This award-winning, powerhouse band has won over critics and fans alike with their hard-driving, modern heavy metal” – DENVER POST

Heavy metal champions CHILDREN OF BODOM (aka COB) have announced a fall North American tour. The revered quintet will launch a 27 city campaign in Riverside, CA on October 1. Joining COB on the continent-spanning jaunt will be Machine Head,Epica and Battlecross. Tickets go on sale this Friday (Aug. 1) at 10AM EST. CHILDREN OF BODOM continue to tour in support of their latest release Halo of Blood, an album that is called “unapologetic” by Pitchfork.

   “We can’t wait to return to North America for another round on our “Halo of Blood” world tour,” comments frontman / guitarist Alexi Laiho. “See you soon!”


   (* = COB off-dates)October 1     Riverside, CA          Riverside Municipal Auditorium * (w/ Eluveitie, Týr & Metsatöll)
October 2     Tucson, AZ             Club XS * (Holy Grail supports)
October 3     Farmington, NM      Top Deck * (Holy Grail & We Are Nemesis supports)
October 4     Denver, CO             Summit Music Hall
October 6     Dallas, TX                House of Blues
October 7     Houston, TX             House Of Blues
October 9     Orlando, FL              Hard Rock Live
October 10    Atlanta, GA              Masquerade
October 12    Philadelphia, PA      The Electric Factory
October 14    Toronto, ON            Sound Academy
October 15    Montreal, QC          Metropolis
October 16    New York, NY         Terminal 5
October 17    Worcester, MA        Palladium
October 18    Cleveland, OH         Agora Ballroom
October 20    Chicago, IL             Concord Music Hall
October 21    Milwaukee, WI        The Rave II
October 22    Minneapolis, MN     Skyway Theater
October 23    Winnipeg, MB         Pyramid Cabaret * (w/ Battlecross & TBD)
October 24    Saskatoon, SK       O’Brian’s Event Centre
October 25    Calgary, AB            Republik * (w/ Battlecross and TBD)
October 26    Edmonton, AB        Shaw Conference Centre
October 28    Vancouver, BC        Vogue Theatre
October 29    Seattle, WA             Showbox SoDo
October 30    Portland, OR           Hawthorne Theatre * (w/ Battlecross & TBD)
October 31    Oakland, CA           The Fox Theater
November 1   Los Angeles, CA     Hollywood Palladium
November 2   San Diego, CA        House Of Blues * (w/ Battlecross & TBD)


Houston Dark Metal Band Putting Finishing Touches on New LP Firewalker 

“Iron Maiden via High on Fire…a kind of post-Mastodonic punk. Venomous Maximus could hit on an excellent balance of familiar and genre-defying, ultimately adding to their home state’s storied legacy of heavy. Recommended.” – THE OBELISK

  Texas heavy metal band VENOMOUS MAXIMUS has announced a string of east coast U.S. tour dates set to kick off on August 7 in New Orleans, LA. As part of the major market jaunt, the award-winning band will perform as part of the 2014 GWAR-B-Q on August 15 in Richmond, VA, also set to feature Ice-T’s Body Count, Hatebreed and more. The upcoming live dates are as follows.

 VENOMOUS MAXIMUS U.S. tour dates:

August 7     New Orleans, LA    Siberia
August 8     Birmingham, AL     Upside Down Plaza (w/ Stoned Cobra)
August 9     Atlanta, GA        The Basement
August 10    Johnson City, TN   The Hideaway
August 12    Baltimore, MD      TBA
August 13    Brooklyn, NY       Saint Vitus
August 14    Philadelphia, PA   Kung Fu Necktie (Late Show)
August 15    Richmond, VA       Broadberry (Gwar B4BQ w/ Black Dahlia Murder)

 VENOMOUS MAXIMUS is one of the most successful metal bands to emerge from Houston in years. Since its formation in 2010, the group has risen to the top of the music scene in the country’s third-largest city, winning back-to-back titles at the Houston PressMusic Awards as the Space City’s “Best Metal Band“.  The band’s most recent album, Beg Upon the Light, the LP has met to widespread celebration, being called “Lovecraftian” and a “masterpiece” by Metal Injection, “mayhem without mercy” byDecibel and  “super-thick occult doom” by Rhapsody. A live powerhouse, VENOMOUS MAXIMUS has toured the U.S. as hand-picked guests of metal legends DOWN andPENTAGRAM and created a huge buzz as part of both Austin’s SXSW and Fun Fun Fun festivals. The band is currently wrapping up work on its new album Firewalker. Read a recent Houston Press article on the group now at this location.

“Red eyes aglow and horns held high, Venomous Maximus waves its pentagram flag in the face of spiritually upstanding citizens everywhere. The Houston combo revels in black-lit tales of witches, mausoleums, gravestones at midnight, and the mystical pull of the moon…rumbling riffs and raging rhythms” – THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE

“there is enough talent in the musicianship and tightness in the songs to make listeners wonder what else Venomous Maximus might have hidden up their sleeves…perpetuating a classic sound while adding their own touches.” – MXDWN

EARTHLESS and THE SHRINE to Team Up for August East Coast Live Dates

EARTHLESS and J Mascis’ HEAVY BLANKET to Combine, Open for SLEEP at Special Boston Show August 24!


“Despite their far-out band name, Earthless sound born of the Third Stone From the Sun on their third album, locking into Hendrix-inspired grooves and jamming out in a way that’s both heavy and somehow separate from the lineage of Black Sabbath.” –  ROLLING STONE 


    Award-winning San Diego power rock band EARTHLESS has announced a string of August east coast live dates in support of its critically-championed new album From the Ages. The space rock kings will be joined on the tour dates by California “Destroyers of Rock ‘N’ Roll” (and Tee Pee Records label mates) THE SHRINE. Confirmed performances include Washington, DC (Aug. 20), Philadelphia, PA (Aug. 21), NYC (Aug. 22) and Brooklyn, NY (Aug. 23).

In addition, EARTHLESS will join J Mascis‘ HEAVY BLANKET for a special support slot with metal titans SLEEP in Boston on August 24. At the show, the respected musicians will look to re-create the much-talked-about magic they initially combined to create at the 2012 Roadburn Festival, a searing live performance that will see now release under the title EARTHLESS Meets HEAVY BLANKET In A Dutch Haze on July 8 via Outer Battery / Roadburn Records. In A Dutch Haze is available for pre-order purchase at this location.


August 20     Washington, DC          Rock and Roll Hotel

August 21     Philadelphia, PA          Underground Arts

August 22     New York, NY             Mercury Lounge

August 23     Brooklyn, NY              Saint Vitus

August 24     Boston, MA             House of Blues (* EARTHLESS Meets HEAVY BLANKET w/ SLEEP)

AQUA NEBULA OSCILLATOR Announce 2014 U.S. Tour Dates

Major Market Trek to Include High Profile Performances as Part of Austin Pysch Fest and Scion Rock Fest 

REVOLVER Premieres Blazing New Track From Respected Cult Rockers New Album “Spiritus Mundi” 
      Celebrated French underground psych rock trio AQUA NEBULA OSCILLATOR has announced a U.S. tour in support of its new album Spiritus Mundi, which has been hailed as a “blend of psychedelic rock, space rock, garage rock, and even a little Donovan-derived folk” byDecibel.  Now, with a head of steam and an established name in the U.S., AQUA NEBULAOSCILLATOR will perform the first-ever U.S. live shows of its storied career. The tour will kick off on April 23 in NYC and include A-level performances as part of both the Austin Psych Fest (May 2) and Scion Rock Fest (May 17).

Revolver magazine recently premiered the white hot new AQUA NEBULA OSCILLATORtrack “Turn on Your Mind.”  Rock ANO‘s “Turn on Your Mind” now at THIS location!  

     AQUA NEBULA OSCILLATOR — formed in 2000 by David Sphaèr’os — creates utterly unique and fantastically tripped out occult psych rock inspired by parallel dimensions, voodoo, ethnic trance, horror and cult movies (from the 1920’s to the 60’s), painters like Hieronymus Bosch and Salvador Dali, dark underground literature (H. P. Lovecraft, Isidore Ducasse, Antonin Artaud), aliens and UFOs!  A modern mix of Krautrock / motorik with Hawkwind-style psychedelia, Hendrix-styled, ultra tripped out guitar action and an apocalyptic, Raw Power energy, AQUA NEBULA OSCILLATOR‘s mind-burning, dark and dirty “chaos-sound” is a cauldron full of seething, psychedelic rock. ANO looks and sounds like it was buried in a tomb in the late 60’s / 70’s and has just been dug up, ready to resume its wild sound-making once again.

     AQUA NEBULA OSCILLATOR tour dates: 

     April 23     Manhattan, NY       Pianos (Free, Midnight show)

     April 24     Brooklyn, NY          Saint Vitus Bar (w/ WHITE HILLS)
     April 25     Philadelphia, PA     Dobbs
     April 26     York, PA               The Depot (w/ The Golden Grass )
     April 27     Baltimore, MD        Holy Frijoles (* FREE show w/ The Golden Grass)
     April 28     Richmond, VA        Strange Matter (w/ ZOMBIE ZOMBIE)
     April 29     Asheville, NC          Double Crown
     April 30     Atlanta, GA            529 (w/ Abby Gogo)
     May 1       Mobile, AL             Music Box (w/ Electric Sheep)
     May 2       Austin, TX              As part of Austin Psych Fest
     May 5       Little Rock, AR       Vino’s
     May 6       Nashville, TN          The Other Basement
     May 7       Cincinnati, OH        MOTR Pub (w/ Electric Citizen)
     May 8       Pittsburgh, PA        Brillo Box (w/ Shaky Shrines)
     May 9       Rochester, NY        Bug Jar (w/ Roz and the Rice Cakes)
     May 10     Providence, RI         Firehouse 13 (w/ Nervous Virgins)
     May 12     Manhattan, NY        Pianos
     May 17     Pomona, CA           * As part of Scion Rock Fest


TRUCKFIGHTERS May 2014 Tour Dates

  • May 2 – Savannah, GA – The Jinx
  • May 3 – Concord, NC – Charlotte Motor Speedway (as part of Monster Energy’s Carolina Rebellion Festival w/ Motörhead, Black Label Society, Rob Zombie, etc.)
  • May 4 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
  • May 6 – Cambridge, MA – T.T. The Bear’s
  • May 7 – New York, NY – Knitting Factory
  • May 8 – Springfield, VA – Empire
  • May 9 – Philadelphia, PA – North Star Bar
  • May 10 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Smiling Moose
  • May 11 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache @ The Intersection
  • May 12 – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Rock Club
  • May 13 – Milwaukee, WI – The Cactus Club
  • May 14 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
  • May 16 – Columbus, OH – Columbus Crew Stadium (as part of Rock on the Range Festival w/ Mastodon, Slayer, Guns ‘N’ Roses, etc.)
  • May 17 – Nashville, TN – High Watt
  • May 18 – Birmingham, AL – WorkPlay Theatre
  • May 20 – New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks
  • May 21 – Mobile, AL – Soul Kitchen
  • May 22 – Memphis, TN – The Hi-Tone
  • May 23 – Pryor, OK – Catch the Fever Fairgrounds (as part of Rocklahoma Festival w/ Deftones, Down, Scorpion Child, etc.)
  • May 24 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center (as part of River City Rock Fest w/ Black Label Society, Deftones, Kyng, etc.)

Scion A/V Presents North American Fall Tour with HIGH ON FIRE, Kvelertak

HIGH ON FIRE to Release New Single “Slave the Hive” on October 16; Doomriders, Windhand and Pack of Wolves to Support

   Scion A/V presents HIGH ON FIRE‘s North American tour, which kicks off November 10 in Atlanta at The Masquerade and runs through mid-December, wrapping up in Los Angeles on December 12.

   As part of the Scion A/V-sponsored tour, HIGH ON FIRE will release a new single titled “Slave The Hive” on October 16, marking the first new music from the California metal champions since the spring 2012 release of De Vermis Mysteriis. A limited edition 7-inch will be available at all tour dates with a video for the song to be released simultaneously.


Norwegian thrash-metal sextet Kvelertak, who have had one of 2013’s buzziest hard rock releases with the Kurt Ballou (Converge) produced album Meir, will open all dates. Doomriders (Nov. 10 to 23), Pack of Wolves (Nov. 27) and Windhand (Nov. 29 to Dec. 12) will be featured as the evening opener on different legs of the tour.


A Twitter ( sweepstakes will be ongoing throughout the tour, with two pairs being given away per show.      

Scion AV presents: HIGH ON FIRE:

Kvelertak support on all dates; Evening openers rotate: Doomriders – Nov. 10 to 23, Pack of Wolves – Nov. 25-27 and Windhand – Nov. 29 to Dec. 12.

    • November 10 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
    • November 11 Asheville, NC Orange Peel
    • November 12 Washington, DC Rock & Roll Hotel
    • November 13 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts
    • November 15 New York, NY Webster Hall
    • November 16 Boston, MA The Middle East
    • November 17 Montreal, QC Corona Theatre
    • November 18 Toronto, ON Opera House
    • November 19 Detroit, MI Crofoot Ballroom
    • November 20 Columbus, OH A&R Music Bar
    • November 22 Chicago, IL Metro
    • November 23 Sauget, IL Pop’s
    • November 25 Houston, TX House of Blues
    • November 26 Dallas, TX Tree’s
    • November 27 Austin, TX Mohawk (outside)
    • November 29 Lawrence, KS Granada Theatre
    • November 30 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
    • December 2 Winnipeg, MB West End Cultural Center
    • December 4 Edmonton, AB Starlite Room
    • December 5 Calgary, AB Republik
    • December 7 Vancouver, BC Venue Vancouver
    • December 8 Seattle, WA El Corazon
    • December 9 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater
    • December 11 San Francisco, CA Regency Center Grand Ballroom
    • December 12 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre


Tickets for the newly announced dates are on sale now.


In celebration of the release of Our Own Masters, VALIENT THORR will launch a U.S. headlining tour, set to kick off on June 12 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The two dozen city trek will run through July 6 and feature support from Los Angeles’ GYPSYHAWK and Boston’s RAMMING SPEED.










  • June 12 Charlotte, NC Tremont Music Hall
  • June 13 Richmond, VA Kingdom
  • June 14 Baltimore, MD Wind-Up
  • June 15 West Chester, PA The Note
  • June 16 Boston, MA Great Scott
  • June 17 New York, NY The Studio at Webster Hall
  • June 18 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus
  • June 19 Rochester, NY Bugjar
  • June 20 Columbus, OH Ace Of Cups
  • June 21 Detroit, MI The Shelter
  • June 22 Chicago, IL Reggie’s
  • June 24 Minneapolis, MN 7th St Entry
  • June 25 Kansas City, MO Riot Room
  • June 26 Tulsa, OK Downtown Lounge
  • June 27 Dallas, TX Three Links
  • June 28 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s
  • June 29 Austin, TX Red 7
  • June 30 New Orleans, LA Siberia
  • July 1 Pensacola, FL Vinyl Music Hall
  • July 2 Gainesville, FL High Dive
  • July 3 Tampa, FL The Orpheum
  • July 4 Orlando, FL Will’s Pub
  • July 5 Atlanta, GA The Earl
  • July 6 Raleigh, NC King’s Barcade


Finnish heavy metal superstars CHILDREN OF BODOM (aka COB) have set Halo of Blood as the title of their eighth studio album, set for a June 11 North American release via Nuclear Blast Records.

In support of Halo of Blood, CHILDREN OF BODOM will tour North America alongside Rob Zombie, Mastodon, Amon Amarth and more as one of the featured acts at the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. Set to launch June 29 in San Bernardino, California, the five week trek will run through August 4 in Dallas, TX. The just-announced itinerary for the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival is as follows:




June 29 – San Bernardino, CA – San Manuel Amphitheater
June 30 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheater
July 2 – Nampa, ID – Idaho Center Amphitheater
July 3 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheater
July 5 – Phoenix, AZ – Desert Sky Pavilion
July 6 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
July 7 – Englewood, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater
July 9 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection (* CHILDREN OF BODOM headlining off-date w/ support from Behemoth, JFAC, Battlecross, Huntress)
July 10 – Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheater
July 12 – Burgettstown, PA – First Niagara Pavilion
July 13 – Camden, NJ – Susquehana Bank Center
July 14 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 16 – Mansfield, MA – Comcast Center
July 17 – Bangor, ME – Bangor Waterfront
July 19 – Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
July 20 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 21 – Hartford, CT – The Comcast Theatre
July 23 – Holmdel, NJ PNC – Bank Arts Center
July 24 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
July 26 – Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center
July 27 – Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
July 28 – Clarkson, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 29 – Louisville, KY – Expo Five (* CHILDREN OF BODOM headlining off-date w/ support from Amon Amarth, Behemoth, JFAC and more)
July 30 – Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheater
July 31 – Tampa, FL – 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheater
August 2 – Austin, TX – Tower Amphitheater
August 3 – Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
August 4 – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
August 5 – Bonner Springs, KS – Cricket Wireless Amphitheater (w/ Rob Zombie, Machine Head, Amon Amarth)
August 7 – Sauget, IL – Pop’s (* w/ Amon Amarth, Battlecross, Huntress)
August 8 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works (* CHILDREN OF BODOM headlining show w/ support from Amon Amarth, Battlecross, Huntress)
August 9 – Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s (* CHILDREN OF BODOM headlining show w/ support from Amon Amarth, Battlecross, Huntress)
August 11 – Montreal, QC – Parc Jean Drapeau (as part of HEAVY MTL 2013 w/ At the Gates, Mastodon, Baroness, etc.)

THE SHRINE Winter U.S. Tour 2013 w/ Graveyard

Venice, CA “Destroyers of Rock ‘n’ Roll” THE SHRINE have announced a winter 2013 U.S. tour. The bad ass band will team up with retro rockers Graveyard for a four week trek that will launch on January 23 in Boston, MA and will fire up crowds across the country through February 23 in Houston, TX.  THE SHRINE continues to tour in support of their critically acclaimed new album Primitive Blast, released this past summer via Tee Pee Records.

  • January 23 Boston, MA Royal Boston
  • January 24 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts
  • January 25 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
  • January 26 Washington, D.C. Black Cat
  • January 27 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
  • January 29 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel
  • January 30 Nashville, TN Exit/In
  • January 31 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
  • February 1 Memphis, TN The Hi-Tone Café
  • February 2 St. Louis, MO The Firebird
  • February 4 Detroit, MI The Shelter
  • February 5 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
  • February 6 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry
  • February 8 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
  • February 9 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
  • February 11 Spokane, WA The A Club
  • February 12 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
  • February 13 Seattle, WA Neumos (* The Devil’s Blood and Royal Thunder also appear)
  • February 15 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
  • February 16 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
  • February 17 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre
  • February 18 San Diego, CA The Casbah
  • February 19 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom
  • February 21 Austin, TX Emo’s East
  • February 22 Dallas, TX Granada Theater
  • February 23 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s (* The Devil’s Blood and Royal Thunder also appear)

Fun Fun Fun Fest announces 7th annual festival!


RUN-D.M.C., Santigold, Refused, David Cross, A$AP Rocky, Public Image Ltd., Turbonegro, Hannibal Buress, Girl Talk, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, X, Wyatt Cenac, De La Soul, The Head & The Heart, Fucked Up, Explosions in the Sky, Doug Benson, Against Me!, Braid, The Promise Ring, Saul Williams, Tomahawk, WAVVES, Superchunk, Paul Banks, Bob Mould & much more

FUN FUN FUN FEST announced today the daily schedule for the 7th annual festival with Single Day Tickets now on sale for the Fest to be held November 2-4, 2012 at Auditorium Shores in Austin.

Recently reunited legendary hip-hop outfit Run-D.M.C will headline opening night, along with performances from Santigold, seminal L.A. punk group X, Dillon Francis and Twin Sister. Saturday night will feature Girl Talk, Johnny Lydon’s PiL, Refused, A$AP Rocky, Diamond Rugs and more. Closing out the final day of the Fest are sets by Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Turbonegro, Etienne De Crecy, and Black Moth Super Rainbow. Check out the complete schedule by day with performance times here.

“This is easily our strongest and most diverse lineup to date. With artists like Run-D.M.C., Refused, PiL, Santigold, and David Cross all in the same weekend, we are really filling a niche and giving fans something special,” says James Moody, Principal at Fun Fun Fun Fest. “This year, we have applied this thinking to food, fashion, art, skate/ride, and Nites as well. It will be a whole new experience, while still feeling like the FFF that our fans know and love.”


Single Day Tickets for Friday through Sunday are now on sale for an all-in, no fees price of $75 at the ticket center on the website. Like every year, Fun Fun Fun Fest will release a limited number of Student Discount three day passes – for fans with verifiable active student IDs.  Students will be asked to log in to the website at 10AM CST to get their tickets. Student Discount Tickets are will-call only and will not be shipped. Students must present a valid student ID at will-call for the discount.


With the purchase of your Fun Fun Fun Fest ticket, attendees can continue their festival experience at venues throughout Austin at FFF Nites, the nightly after-shows free with your FFF Fest wristband.  Full Nites schedule and locations available are here. The FFF Nites lineup features artists only playing Nites as well as additional performances from acts also playing the Fest including Superchunk, Dwarves, Braid, Doug Benson, Surfer Blood, Brutal Truth,  Lucero, Ceremony, Cadence Weapon, King Tuff and many more performing at venues including The Mohawk, Red 7, Club de Ville, Holy Mountain, The ND, Elysium, The Parish, and Beerland, transforming downtown Austin into a nighttime version of the festival.






Run-D.M.C., Santigold, Superchunk, Minus the Bear, Bob Mould, Omar Rodriguez Lopez, Sharon Van Etten, Cursive, Dum Dum Girls, The Jezebels, Yellow Ostrich, Not in the Face


X, Against Me!, Tomahawk, Converge, Napalm Death, Municipal Waste, Dwarves, Torche, Kvelerltak, FIDLAR, Burning Love, Tia Carrera


Dillon Francis, Bun B, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, El Ten Eleven, Astronautalis, Penguin Prison, Diamond Rings, Nick Waterhouse, Icona Pop, Mustard Pimp, Orthy, 10 Years


YELLOW – Hosted by Chris Trew

Comedy: Hannibal Buress, Jon Benjamin, Tig Notaro, Chris Cubas, Air Sex Championships, Kevin Seconds (spoken word), Joe Sib, Derek Phelps, Duncan Carson, Andrew Tompkins, Live Action Battle Rap, Ralph Hardesty, Seth Cockfield

Music: Twin Sister, Foxy Shazam, Earth, Lucero, Weird Al Tribute Band (Midgetmen)




Girl Talk, Public Image Ltd. (PiL), The Head and the Heart, Real Estate, Paul Banks, Surfer Blood, Why?, Braid, Helio Sequence, Brendan Benson, Deathfix, Devin, Golden Boys



Refused, The Sword, Wavves, Youth of Today, Seaweed, OFF!, The Spits, Riverboat Gamblers, Brutal Truth, Red Fang, Joyce Manor, Power Trip, The Young, Residual Kid



A$AP Rocky, Starfucker, Danny Brown, Charli XCX, Schoolboy Q, Tanlines, Kreayshawn, D.M.C., Anamanaguchi, Daughn Gibson, Gold Fields, Vockah Redu, Love Inks


YELLOW – Hosted by Rob Gannon

Comedy: David Cross, Wyatt Cenac, Doug Mallard, Saul Williams (spoken word), Christopher Wonder Magic Show, Altercation Punk Rock Comedy Hour, FFF Dating Game, Cameron Buchholtz, Danny Palumbo, Brendan K. O’Grady, Ashley Barnhill, Eric Krug, Punk Rock Circus! (stunts, magic, freakshow)

Music: Diamond Rugs, Peelander-Z, Nomeansno, Disappears




Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Explosions in the Sky, Black Angels, Promise Ring, Deerhoof, GIVERS, Giant Sand, A Place to Bury Strangers, Beach Fossils, Fang Island, Balmorhea, UME, One Hundred Visions



Turbonegro, Fucked Up, Lagwagon, Between the Buried and Me, The Briefs, Japandroids, Valient Thorr, La Dispute, Liturgy, Cult of Youth, Pallbearer, Cheap Girls, Fleshlights



Etienne De Crecy, De La Soul, AraabMUZIK, Rakim, Octopus Project, Trust, Class Actress, Nite Jewel, Nicky Da B, Baauer, A. Dd+, Feathers, American Royalty


YELLOW – Hosted by Mike Weibe

Comedy: Doug Benson, Eugene Mirman, W. Kamau Bell, Duncan Trussell, Ramin Nazer, NOLA Comedy Hour, Veggie Hot Dog Eating Contest, Jake Flores, Kat Ramzinski, New Movement Sketch Comedy Troupe

Music: Black Moth Super Rainbow, Atlas Sound, Trail of Dead, Titus Andronicus, Mortified



 Superchunk, Dwarves, Surfer Blood, Seaweed, Braid, Imperial Teen, Brutal Truth, Tanlines (DJ), Penguin Prison, Liturgy, La Dispute, Doug Benson, Nachtmystium, Kevin Seconds & Kepi Ghoulie, Ceremony, W. Kamau Bell, Trust, Kreayshawn, Astronautalis, Lucero, Peelander Z, Tig Notaro, Damien Jurado, Indian Jewelry, Scott Reynolds (ALL), Anamanaguchi (DJ), A.Dd+, Mustard Pimp, Icona Pop, Liam Finn, Duncan Trussell, American Royalty, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Deathfix (Brendan of Fugazi), Cult of Youth, Burning Love, Joyce Manor, Joe Sib, King Tuff, Cadence Weapon, FIDLAR, Electric Eel Shock, Bob Mould (DJ set), Regents (ex-Frodus, Sleepytime Trio), Fight Amp, Blag (solo), Yellow Ostrich, A Place To Bury Strangers, Devin, Balmorhea, Girl in a Coma, SISU (Sandy of Dum Dum Girls), Sundress, Krum Bums, Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard, Learning Secrets, Toys That Kill, David Liebe Hart (of Tim & Eric Awesome Show), Nicky Da B, Gold Fields, Yukon Blonde, Venomous Maximus, Intelligence, Toy Selectah, Destruction Unit, East Cameron Folkcore, The Blind Shake, Marriage, SSION, Ramona Falls (Brent from Menomena), Class Actress, Daughn Gibson, Baauer, Vockah Redu, Cheap Girls, Doug Mellard, Turf War, Spray Paint, The Black Swans, Black Tusk, Casket Girls, Cheap Curls (Katie formerly of Dum Dum Girls), Retox (ex Locust), Sainthood Reps, Bleached, Dee-1,


Highly respected Japanese doom metal band CHURCH OF MISERY has announced a U.S. headlining tour that will kick off on May 24 in Providence, RI.  Presented by Brooklyn Vegan, the two week trek will showcase one of metal’s most bizarre and exotic bands and one that Rolling Stone called “a dynamic articulated hell, like the Tokyo-Blue-Cheer crush of Boris but grounded in the British white-blues nightmares of early Seventies Black Sabbath.”  The tour will include special CHURCH OF MISERY appearances in Austin (as part of the 2012 Chaos in Tejas Fest) and Baltimore (as part of the 2012 Maryland Deathfest).  True fans of heavy music cannot miss this rare chance to see Japan’s true masters of doom!



    # = support from The Gates of Slumber 

    % = support from Rwake & The Gates of Slumber 

      * = support from Hail! Hornet & The Gates of Slumber


  • May 24            Providence, RI             AS220 #
  • May 25            Brooklyn, NY                Cameo %
  • May 26            Philadelphia, PA          North Star %
  • May 27            Baltimore, MD              Sonar (as part of Maryland Deathfest)
  • May 28            Wilmington, NC           Soapbox *
  • May 29            Charlotte, NC               Tremont Music Hall *
  • May 30            Atlanta, GA                    The Earl *
  • May 31            New Orleans, LA          Siberia *
  • June 1             Austin, TX                      Red 7 (as part of Chaos in Tejas)
  • June 3             Albuquerque, NM          Launchpad *
  • June 4             Scottsdale, AZ               Chasers *
  • June 5             Los Angeles, CA           Satellite *
  • June 6             San Francisco, CA        Elbo Room *
  • June 8             Portland, OR                  Branx *
  • June 9             Seattle, WA                    Studio Seven *



Mysterious Swedish buzz band GHOST has announced that it will embark on its first ever North American headlining tour in January, 2012.  GHOST cult leader “Papa Emeritus” (who takes the stage in the form of “a satanic pope”) and his anonymous ghouls will team up with doom rockers BLOOD CEREMONY and ANCIENT VVISDOM for a two week trek dubbed the “13 Dates of Doom” tour that will launch on January 18 in New York City.  GHOST continues to tour in support of its debut album Opus Eponymous, which has been called “amazing” by Stereogum and “a primer on the creation of melodic hard rock” by The Big Takeover.



  • January 18 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
  • January 19 – Washington, DC – Rock N Roll Hotel
  • January 20 – Boston, MA – Middle East (downstairs)
  • January 21 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
  • January 22 – Toronto, ON – The Mod Club
  • January 24 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
  • January 25 – Saint Paul, MN – Station 4
  • January 27 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
  • January 28 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Vertigo (The Complex)
  • January 30 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
  • January 31 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
  • February 1 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
  • February 2 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy

CHILDREN OF BODOM Announces “15th ANNIVERSARY” North American Headlining Tour

World famous Finnish metal superstars CHILDREN OF BODOM have announced a North American headlining tour in celebration of the band’s 15th Anniversary.  Presented by ESP in association with Full Metal Jackie, the quindecennial trek will kick off on January 30, 2012 in Rochester, NY and run through March 4, hitting 26 cities over the course of the five week jaunt. Support on the CHILDREN OF BODOM anniversary tour will come from Swiss folk metal band Eluveitie, Boston extreme metal band Revocation and Canada’s Threat Signal.




  • January 28 – Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall
  • January 29 – Philadelphia, PA – Reverb
  • January 30 – Rochester, NY – Water Street Music Hall
  • January 31 – Detroit, MI – Harpo’s
  • February 1 – Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
  • February 3 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
  • February 4 – St. Louis, MO – Pops
  • February 6 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
  • February 7 – Denver, CO – Gothic Theater
  • February 9 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
  • February 10 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
  • February 11 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
  • February 13 – Santa Ana, CA – Yost Theatre
  • February 14 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
  • February 15 – Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Theatre
  • February 17 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theatre
  • February 18 – El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
  • February 19 – Lubbock, TX – Pavilion
  • February 21 – Austin, TX – Emo’s East
  • February 22 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
  • February 24 – Louisville, KY – Expo 5
  • February 25 – Cleveland, OH – Peabodys
  • February 26 – Toronto, ON – The Sound Academy
  • February 27 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis
  • February 29 – Quebec City, QC – Imperial
  • March 1 – Hartford, CT – Webster Theatre
  • March 2 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount Theater
  • March 3 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
  • March 4 – Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head Live

EAGLE CLAW Tour 2011

EAGLE CLAW is an explosive, unbridled force.  Possessing an uncanny songwriting sense, fearless innovation, unparalleled technical ability and a bottomless pool of raw talent and creativity, the Austin-based “InstruMETAL” quartet is inarguably one of the “Live Music Capital of the World”‘s most exciting new bands. This Friday, October 14, EAGLE CLAW will launch a U.S. tour with a hometown headlining show at the Scoot Inn as part of the Austin monthly metal series “Black Friday“, presented by Thrasher Magazine, 101x No Control Radio, Knuckle Rumbler and ACTION! PR.  From there, EAGLE CLAW will take its formidable live show to stages in Dallas, Chicago, NYC, Atlanta and more as part of a two week headlining tour that will run through November 3 in Shreveport, LA.  Named for a style of Chinese martial arts known for its gripping techniques and pressure point strikes, EAGLE CLAW will team up with like minded heavy acts such as Boris, Rwake, East of the Wall, True Widow and more over the course of the tour.


  • October 14 – Austin, TX – The Scoot Inn (as part of “BLACK FRIDAY” w/ Bloody Knives, County Bucks)
  • October 20 – Dallas, TX – The Doublewide (w/ Tyrannosorceress, Dead to a Dying World)
  • October 21 – Norman, OK – The Opolis (w/ Rainbows are Free, Psychotic Reaction)
  • October 22 – Little Rock, AR – The Rev Room (w/ Rwake)
  • October 24 – Madison, WI – The Wisco (w/ Proselyte)
  • October 25 – Chicago, IL – Memories Bar (w/ Proselyte)
  • October 26 – Akron, OH – Annabell’s (w/ East of the Wall, Tidal Arms)
  • October 27 – New York, NY – The Cake Shop (w/ Wizardry)
  • October 28 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter (w/ Hessian, Humungus, Raven)
  • October 29 – Virginia Beach – TBA
  • October 30 – Johnson City, TN – The HideAway
  • November 1 – Atlanta, GA -The Masquerade (w/ Boris, Asobi Seksu, True Widow)
  • November 2 – Lafayette, LA – Frankie Burger (w/ Red Shield)
  • November 3 – Shreveport, LA – Crow’s Nest Pub


Globally celebrated progressive rock / cutting-edge metal innovators BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME (aka BTBAM) has announced a fall North American headlining tour in support of its new LP The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues.  The award winning band will headline the 2011 “Saints & Sinners” Tour and launch the six week trek on October 27 in Charlotte, NC.  Support on the BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME tour will come from Animals as Leaders and TesseracT with tickets available for advance purchase now at this location.     

The 2011 “Saints & Sinners” Tour featuring BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME  With Animals as Leaders and TesseracT

Brought to you by Live Nation, Metal Blade Records, Prosthetic Records, Century Media Records, Good Fight Entertainment and ACTION! PR

  • October 27 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore
  • October 28 Silver Springs, MD The Fillmore Silver Springs
  • October 29 Asbury Park, NJ The Stone Pony (* Saints & Sinners Festival)
  • October 30 Boston, MA House of Blues (* Dillinger Escape Plan supports)
  • November 1 Richmond, VA The Hat Factory
  • November 2 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
  • November 3 Tampa, FL The Ritz Ybor
  • November 4 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
  • November 5 Orlando, FL The Beacham
  • November 6 Birmingham, AB Zydeco
  • November 8 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room
  • November 9 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
  • November 10 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
  • November 11 Chicago, IL House of Blues
  • November 12 Cincinnati, OH Bogart’s
  • November 13 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
  • November 15 Little Rock, AR Juanita’s
  • November 16 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
  • November 17 Houston, TX House of Blues
  • November 18 Dallas, TX House of Blues
  • November 19 Austin, TX Emo’s (outside)
  • November 20 San Antonio, TX Backstage Live
  • November 22 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
  • November 23 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
  • November 25 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
  • November 26 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues (* Saints & Sinners Festival)
  • November 27 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
  • November 29 Boise, ID The Knitting Factory
  • November 30 Spokane, WA The Knitting Factory
  • December 1 Calgary, AB The Republik
  • December 2 Edmonton, AB Starlite Room
  • December 3 Saskatoon, SK Louis’ Pub
  • December 4 Winnipeg, MB Garrick Center
  • December 7 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
  • December 8 Montreal, QC Club Soda
  • December 9 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights
  • December 10 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts

    Tireless road dogs, MAYLENE AND THE SONS OF DISASTER has just embarked on a 30 city U.S. tour that will run through September 3.  Fresh from tours with both Clutch and Protest the Hero, the pre-release run will bring the band’s hard-hitting live show to both new fans and loyal followers each evening.  A full listing of upcoming MATSOD live dates can be found below.







    * = w/ 10 Years
    + = w/ The Damned Things

  • July 29 Jacksonville, NC Hooligan’s Music Hall *
  • July 30 Fayetteville, NC The Rock Shop *
  • July 31 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade *
  • August 2 Orlando, FL Beacham Theatre *
  • August 3 St. Petersburg, FL State Theatre *
  • August 4 Jacksonville, FL Freebird Live *
  • August 5 Tallahassee, FL Floyd’s Music Store *
  • August 6 Tupelo, MS Ballard Park *
  • August 7 Chattanooga, TN Rhythm & Brews *
  • August 8 Little Rock, AR Downtown Music Hall *
  • August 10 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre
  • August 12 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore +
  • August 13 San Diego, CA House of Blues +
  • August 14 Anaheim, CA House of Blues +
  • August 16 Dallas, TX House of Blues +
  • August 17 Houston, TX House of Blues +
  • August 18 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom +
  • August 19 Chicago, IL House of Blues +
  • August 20 Cincinnati, OH Bogart’s +
  • August 21 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall +
  • August 23 Cleveland, OH House of Blues +
  • August 24 Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony +
  • August 25 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights +
  • August 26 New York, NY Gramercy Theatre +
  • August 27 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts +
  • August 28 Norfolk, VA The NorVa +
  • August 29 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore Charlotte +
  • August 30 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution +
  • September 3 Albuquerque, NM Cliff’s Amusement Park

    New York noise rock heroes return for the first time since 2007 to Europe for a 3 week trek across the continent including stops in the UK. Check out the dates!

  • 6-20-2011 – Paris, FR – La Maroquinerie
  • 6-21-2011 – Bordeaux, FR – Fete de la Musique
  • 6-22-2011 – Angouleme, FR – La Nef
  • 6-23-2011 – Montpellier, FR – Le Rockstore
  • 6-24-2011 – Lausanne, CH – Le Romandie
  • 6-25-2011 – Lyon, FR – L’Epicerie Moderne
  • 6-27-2011 – Milan, IT – Magnolia
  • 6-28-2011 – Rome, IT – Init Club
  • 6-29-2011 – Bologna, IT – Blogos
  • 6-30-2011 – Vienna, AU – Szene
  • 7-1-2011 – Munich, DE – Feierwerk
  • 7-2- 2011 – Prague, CZ – Klub 007
  • 7-3-2011 – Wroclaw, PL – Wagon Club
  • 7-4-2011 – Berlin, DE – Cassiopeia
  • 7-6-2011 – Hamburg, DE – Hafenklang
  • 7-7-2011 – Groningen, NL – Vera
  • 7-8-2011 – Haarlem, NL – Patronaat
  • 7-9-2011 – Kortrijk, BE – Kortrijk Conge
  • 7-11-2011 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
  • 7-12 -2011 – London, UK – The Underworld
  • 7-13-2011 – Bristol, UK – The Fleece

    Hard partying (and harder rocking) Finnish band CHILDREN OF BODOM (or COB) has announced a North American headlining tour in support of their new album Relentless Reckless Forever which landed at #41 on the Billboard Top 200 in its first week of release.  Brought to you by Guitar World and Revolver, the North American leg of CHILDREN OF BODOM‘s “Ugly World Tour” will kick off in Los Angeles on June 24 and run through July 24 in Montreal where COB will perform alongside KISS, Motörhead and more as part of the “Heavy MTL” hard rock festival.

    Guitar World and Revolver bring you CHILDREN OF BODOM’s “Ugly North American Tour”
    *With Devin Townsend, Obscura and Septic Flesh. In Association with Spinefarm Records, Good Fight Entertainment & ACTION! PR

  • June 24 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
  • June 25 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
  • June 26 Portland, OR Roseland
  • June 27 Seattle, WA Showbox at the Market
  • June 28 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
  • June 30 Calgary, AB MacEwan Ballroom
  • July 2 Edmonton, AB Edmonton Events Center
  • July 3 Saskatoon, SK Odeon
  • July 4 Winnipeg, MB Garrick Center
  • July 5 St. Paul, MN Station Four
  • July 6 Chicago, IL House of Blues
  • July 8 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
  • July 9 Orlando, FL BeachamTheater
  • July 10 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
  • July 12 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls
  • July 13 Norfolk, VA The Norva
  • July 14 Springfield, VA Jaxx
  • July 15 Springfield, VA Jaxx
  • July 16 New York, NY Best Buy Theatre
  • July 17 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero Theatre
  • July 19 Worcester, PA Palladium
  • July 21 Halifax, NS Multipurpose Centre (* no Devin Townsend)
  • July 23 Toronto, ONT Downsview Park (* as part of Heavy TO w/ Megadeth, Rob Zombie, Slayer, etc.)
  • July 24 Montreal, QC Parc Jean-Drapeau (* as part of Heavy MTL w/ KISS, Motörhead, etc.)
  • GHOST U.S. Tour Dates

    Bizarre Swedish black metal band GHOST, who recently released its debut album Opus Eponymous in North America via Rise Above Records / Metal Blade and will now be making their first ever U.S. appearances this spring.

  • May 29 – Baltimore, MD – Maryland Death Fest
  • June 1 – New York, NY – The Studio @ Webster Hall
  • THE GATES OF SLUMBER U.S. Tour (w/ Orange Goblin)

    On May 28 in NYC, THE GATES OF SLUMBER will launch a U.S. tour alongside doom legends Orange Goblin. The can’t-miss pairing of doom metal royalty will make stops in Atlanta, Austin, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle and more along the course of the tour’s trail and will include support from Brooklyn heavy psych trio NAAM.

    Doom lords THE GATES OF SLUMBER unleashed their fifth full-length album The Wretch on May 10 via Rise Above Records / Metal Blade. Featuring eight slabs of punishing metal, The Wretch boils doom down to its purest form, resulting in the Indianapolis trio’s finest work to date.

  • May 27 Pittsburgh, PA Belveder Lounge *The Gates of Slumber ONLY
  • May 28 New York, NY Santos Party House
  • May 29 Philadelphia, PA M Room *w/ Naam ONLY
  • May 31 Charlotte, NC Tremont Music Hall
  • June 1 Atlanta, GA The Earl
  • June 2 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jack’s
  • June 3 Austin, TX The Scott Inn
  • June 4 Albuquerque, NM The Launchpad
  • June 5 Tempe, AZ The Clubhouse
  • June 6 Hollywood, CA The Troubadour
  • June 7 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill
  • June 9 Portland, OR Dante’s
  • June 10 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
  • SLEEP 2011 U.S Tour Dates

    Legendary stoner rock band SLEEP has just announced a string of summer North American tour dates. On the heels of its sold out U.S. tour run last September, the California trio will return to the stage this summer by popular demand.

  • June 22 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
  • June 24 – Calgary, AB – Sled Island Festival
  • June 26 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
  • ORANGE GOBLIN 2011 U.S. Tour

    RANGE GOBLIN, the heavy hitting British metal band that has inspired a generation of up-and-coming rock acts has announced a U.S. headlining tour. The spring trek will kick off on May 28 in New York City and will also see the band perform as part of the 2011 Maryland Death Fest. Support on the tour will be provided by THE GATES OF SLUMBER and NAAM.


    May 28 New York, NY Santos Party House
    May 29 Baltimore, MD Sonar (*as part of 2011 Maryland Death Fest / tickets here)
    May 31 Charlotte, NC Tremont Music Hall
    June 1 Atlanta, GA The Earl
    June 2 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jack’s
    June 3 Austin, TX The Scott Inn
    June 4 Albuquerque, NM The Launchpad
    June 5 Tempe, AZ The Clubhouse
    June 6 Hollywood, CA The Troubadour
    June 7 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill
    June 9 Portland, OR Dante’s
    June 10 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
    June 11 Chicago, IL Double Door (Orange Goblin only)

    Featured Tour


    Uber-Power Trio to Headline First-Ever Converse Rubber Tracks Live Tour; Locked in to Perform at Both 2014 Hopscotch Music Festival and Motörhead’s Motörboat Rock Cruise

    “Like CREAM on a rocket to hell. HIGH ON FIRE dish out low-frequency terror that turns your innards to black tar.” – ROLLING STONE

    Herculean hard rock heavyweights HIGH ON FIRE have announced summer tour dates. The globally celebrated heavy metal pioneers will kick off the must-see live performances on August 12 in Cambridge, MA as headliners of the inaugural Converse Rubber Tracks Live Tour. The just-announced run will continue with stops in Toronto (Aug. 14), Brooklyn (Aug. 15), Los Angeles (Aug. 19) and San Francisco(Aug. 20). Tickets for the Converse Rubber Tracks Live Tour are free (see below for ticketing links) and the jaunt will coincide with Converse Rubber Tracks “pop-up” recording studios in each city, providing opportunities for emerging artists to unleash their creative spirit.

    Additionally, HIGH ON FIRE will appear among the featured acts at the 2014Hopscotch Music Festival, set to take place September 4-6 in Raleigh, NCHIGH ON FIRE, who feature guitarist/vocalist Matt Pike, drummer Des Kensel and bassist Jeff Matz, will headline the Lincoln Theater on Saturday, Sept. 6 as part of the festival, with Witch Mountain, Subrosa and Demon Eye opening the evening’s festivities. HIGH ON FIRE will showcase at Hopscotch alongside fellow headliners Mastodon, St. Vincent, Sun Kil Moon, The War on Drugs and more. For full details, visit

    Finally, HIGH ON FIRE will take its audio annihilation to the sea as part of the inceptive Motörhead’s Motörboat. Described as “the ultimate music festival cruise vacation”, the seafaring soiree will set sail September 22-26 from Miami, FL aboard a Carnival Cruise ship, christened as “The Loudest Boat In The Wörld”. Joining HIGH ON FIRE will be Motörhead (natch), Megadeth, Anthrax, Zakk Wylde, DOWN, Testament and more. Visit for full details.

    HIGH ON FIRE North American tour dates:

    ** = Converse Rubber Tracks Tour presents HIGH ON FIRE
    # = Blackest supports
    % = Arctic supports
    August 12    Cambridge, MA        The Sinclair  ** #  (LINK)
    August 14    Toronto, ON             Adelaide Hall ** #  (LINK)
    August 15    Brooklyn, NY            Music Hall of Williamsburg ** #  (LINK)
    August 19    Los Angeles, CA      Echoplex ** %  (LINK)
    August 20    San Francisco, CA  The Chapel ** %  (LINK)

    September 6     Raleigh, NC         Hopscotch Festival  (w/ Mastodon, Sun Kil Moon, St. Vincent, Valient Thorr, etc.)

    September 19   Tampa, FL          The Orpheum
    September 20   Miami, FL            Grand Central
    September 21   Orlando, FL        Will’s Pub    ​
    September 22  THE MIDDLE OF THE OCEAN as part of Motörhead’s Motörboat (w/ Megadeth, Anthrax, DOWN, etc.)
    September 27   Portland, OR       Dantes

    HIGH ON FIRE have begun work on their new, as-yet-untitled studio album. The group has convened for strategic writing sessions in both New Orleans, LA and Oakland, CA, with early reports indicating the band’s new material to be both “epic” and “sonically huge”. A 2015 tentative release date via eOne Music is expected for the new LP, the follow-up to 2012’s De Vermis Mysteriis, which has been hailed as “not for the faint of heart ” by The New Yorker and “a fantastically constructed bloodbath” by Entertainment Weekly.

    “HIGH ON FIRE is the sludgy resin from 30 years of super-hard-rock history transubstantiated into three men from Oakland with low-slung jeans” – THE NEW YORK TIMES