Danzig have confirmed a Full US Tour on "Blackest Of The Black" to coincide with the 20th Anniversary of the release of the 1st Danzig Album on Def American. Danzig has not done a Full US Tour in some time and who knows when he will again. "It will be nice to get back to many of these Cities that I have not been to in some time and do the Live Show for all the People who've followed My Music all these Years". Danzig continues: "I'm also very happy to have Dimmu Borgir sharing the Stage this time, as they are one of my Favorite Bands and always wanted them on Blackest Of The Black. Should be an INCREDIBLE 20th Anniversary Tour."
This year's "Blackest Of The Black" tour, headlined by Danzig, will kick off in October and will feature support from Dimmu Borgir, Moonspell, Winds Of Plague, and Skeletonwitch. Announced live dates include:
For those that haven't heard, Grindcore legends Carcass are coming down under to Australia for a five date tour. The tour will take place in mid-October. Tickets are already on sale and are reported to be selling fast, so you'll have to get in quick if you want to see Carcass live for possibly the last time! With word that Carcass' last show will be November this year, this seems like the last time Carcass will tour Australia ever.
Here are the tour dates:
Oct. 09 - Capitol, Perth, Australia
Oct. 10 - HQ Complex, Adelaide, Australia
Oct. 11 - The Arena, Brisbane, Australia
Oct. 12 - The Metro Theatre, Sydney, Australia
Oct. 13 - Billboard, Melbourne, Australia
Here is the tracklist for the upcoming Motörhead album Motörizer:
01. (Teach You How To) Sing The Blues
02. Time Is Right
04. Runaround Man
05. English Rose
06. Rock Out
07. 1000 Names
08. When The Eagle Screams
09. Don't Die Ashamed
10. Back On The Chain
11. Buried Alive
US: August 26
Germany: August 29
Rest of Europe: September 1
Norwegian black metallers Koldbrann have posted the following news about the new EP:
"In June Koldbrann have gone under ground to record a new EP. Five tracks have been laid down at 0579 Hjarnidaudi and in Glemselens Kjeller. Three new songs, as well as a re-recording and a cover song. The title is set to be "Stigma: På Kant Med Livet", and the release will be made by Twilight-Vertrieb in August. More details will be revealed soon. "
A brand new Alice Cooper track "Vengeance Is Mine", is available for streaming on his MySpace page. The song comes off the forthcoming album "Along Came A Spider", due on July 29 via SPV Records. More about the album at this location.
Swedish Viking metallers Amon Amarth will embark on a North American headlining tour in October. Support on the trek will come from the Tampa melodic thrash outfit The Absence. Other support bands are rumoured to be Ensiferum and Belphegor.
The tentative routing for the tour is as follows:
01.10.2008 - USA, Anaheim, CA
02.10.2008 - USA, Los Angeles, CA
03.10.2008 - USA, San Francisco, CA
04.10.2008 - USA, Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
05.10.2008 - USA, Seattle, WA
06.10.2008 - CAN, Vancouver, BC
08.10.2008 - CAN, Edmonton, AB
09.10.2008 - CAN, Calgary, AB
10.10.2008 - CAN, Regina, SK
11.10.2008 - CAN, Winnipeg, MB
12.10.2008 - USA, Minneapolis, MN
13.10.2008 - USA, Chicago, IL
15.10.2008 - CAN, Toronto, ON
Reunited grindcore/death metal legends Carcasss will play their only UK date headlining the Damnation Festival 2008. The death metal legends will perform their first show on home soil in 14 years on Saturday, November 22nd at Leeds University. And the band yesterday hinted it could be the last show they ever play, wrapping up a successful reunion tour headlining some of the biggest metal stages across the globe.
Frontman Jeff Walker said: "Well, we enjoyed making you sweat… this is gonna be the ONLY UK show this year, and quite possibly your last chance to EVER catch us live! You Southerners are gonna have to get your shoes dirty and make your way 'oop' North to Leeds! To quote Herschell Gordon Lewis 'Prepare To Die!'"
Russian pagan folkers Arkona has posted a video for the song "Pokrovy Nebesnogo Starca" which comes off their new album, "Ot Serdca K Nebu". The fourth studio effort will be released through Napalm Records on the following dates:
02/07 - FIN
04/07 - GAS, Benelux, FRA, ITA, SWE
07/07 - Rest of Europe
29/07 - USA / CAN
More info available as always from the band's official MySpace page.
"Here is it Soulfly fans...what you've been waiting for. Listen to "Unleash" the first track off Soulfly's new album "Conquer", out July 29th. The brutal track features guest vocalist, Dave Peters of Throwdown and is sure to knock you on your ass. Click here to listen."
Necrophagist and Aborted have been added to the previously announced New York City show featuring Carcass. The show will take place on Saturday, September 6th at the Nokia Theatre in Times Square. Tickets for the show go on sale Friday, July 11th at 12:00pm. More U.S. shows are expected to be announced shortly.
Ventura, California thrash band Warbringer (Century Media Records) has amicably parted ways with drummer Ryan Bates, who has decided to leave the group following their scheduled tour dates. He is leaving on good terms and will fulfill the obligations they have so no shows will be missed. As such, Warbringer is currently looking for a replacement. Interested parties will need to film themselves performing. Candidates should contact the band at http://www.myspace.com/warbringer.
German Folk Rock/Metal masters Subway To Sally have just announced the release of their new live DVD/CD "Schlachthof!".
The extensive DVD and CD package will document the band's highly acclaimed gig in Dresden, venue Alter Schlachthof, on December 28th, 2007 while playing the first leg of their Bastard tour. The double feature will be available as a limited DVD digi plus CD, limited CD digi plus DVD as well as on blue ray disc. "Schlachthof!" is set to be unleashed on September 5th. Tracklist, cover artwork and further details to be revealed soon. Furthermore the two albums "Herzblut" (2001) and "Engelskrieger" (2003) will be re-issued together in a noble, embossed double digipack with re-done cover art. The package will also be released on September 5th.
San Francisco Bay Area thrashers Heathen have posted the following update on their MySpace:
"Heathen is proud to announce the return of Darren Minter on drums! Darren has been working hard with the band during the last few weeks doing pre-production for the upcoming Heathen album. The band hopes to finish recording in July for a release on Mascot Records later in the year.
The Thrash Assault 3 Festival on October 11th will be the next live appearance for the band. More tour plans will be announced in the coming weeks."
"Due to popular demand, Back on Black records have recently released 4 Onslaught albums on vinyl (coloured) complete with gatefold sleeves. The albums available are: "Killing Peace", "Power From Hell", "The Force" and one purely for the fans of the embryonic Onslaught, a collection of early hardcore punk demos from 1983 entitled "Shadow Of Death". Time to dig out the decks folks."