King Diamond announces North American Tour 2014

King Diamond announces North American Tour 2014

Agoura Hills, CA – June 23, 2014 – King Diamond has confirmed what has been rumored for several weeks: the band will return to North America for a full tour this Fall! The tour will wrap up with the previously announced performance at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, TX, and begins on October 11 in Atlanta, GA. A limited edition King Diamond jacket will be available through the SHOWstubs.com fan club presale, which begins tomorrow, June 24th. Tickets will be on sale online and at box offices nationwide on Friday, June 27th.

King Diamond will be joined on stage, of course, by long time band members Andy LaRocque, Mike Weed, Hal Pacino, and Matt Thompson. Additionally, North American fans will be bearing witness to the band’s full European festival stage show. These will be the most ambitious and largest productions in North America in the band’s entire history. A special guest supporting act for the tour will be announced at a later date.

KING DIAMOND
North American Tour 2014
10/11 Atlanta, GA Center Stage
10/13 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore
10/14 New York, NY Best Buy Theatre
10/16 Worcester, MA Palladium
10/17 Montreal, QC Olympia
10/18 Toronto, ON The Sound Academy
10/19 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
10/21 Chicago, IL The Vic Theatre
10/22 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
10/24 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre
10/26 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
10/28 Seattle, WA The Moore Theatre
10/30 San Francisco, CA The Warfield
10/31 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
11/01 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
11/03 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
11/05 Houston, TX House of Blues
11/06 Dallas, TX House of Blues
Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/08 Austin, TX Auditorium Shores

KING DIAMOND
On tour in Europe this summer
25/07 Stockholm, SE Gröna Lund
28/07 Berlin, DE Huxleys Neue Welt
30/07 Tilburg, NL 013 Poppodium
01/08 Wacken, DE Wacken Open Air
08/08 Oulu, FI Jalometalli

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Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies & Exodus Announce Fall US Tour

Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies and Exodus will again team up later this year for a fall US trek. Scion is presenting the run, suggesting there may even be some exclusive releases in support of it.

Slayer fan club members are invited to take advantage of a ticket pre-sale that will begin this Wednesday, June 25 at 10 a.m. (local time) and ends on Thursday, June 26 at 5:00 p.m. (local time). Fan club members will receive an email with instructions for ticket purchasing. Tickets go on sale to the public this Friday, June 27 at 10:00 a.m. (local time). Log on to Slayer.net for all ticket purchasing details.

Said Slayer’s Tom Araya, “We are way fucking excited about hitting the road again with SUICIDAL and EXODUS. Fucking intense. See you in the fall.”

Added Mike Muir, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES’ vocalist, “Slayer, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES and EXODUS, for only six shows? They were a blast, but everyone knew that wouldn’t be enough. Now’s your chance to see what everyone else was screaming about. ST definitely can’t wait ’til November to do it all again!”

“This monumental tour is a heavy metal collision of epic proportions,” added EXODUS vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza, who has just rejoined the band. “For my first tour back with EXODUS, I’m beyond excited to be on the road with my brothers in true thrash metal! I’m also looking forward to meeting and hanging out with all of the fans on this heavy as hell tour.”

Here’s the dates:
11/12 Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre
11/14 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
11/15 Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
11/17 Oklahoma City, OK – Bricktown Events Center
11/18 Austin, TX – ACL Live
11/19 Dallas, TX – Verizon Theatre
11/21 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
11/22 Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle
11/23 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
11/25 Albany, NY – The Armory
11/26 Bethlehem, PA – Sands Event Center
11/28 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
11/29 Montclair, NJ – Wellmont Theatre
11/30 Philadelphia, PA – Tower Theatre
12/02 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
11/04 Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room
11/05 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore

Fiends at Feast/Tragic Death split “Purgatory Rites” Out Now on HPGD Productions; Full Album Streaming‏

Purgatory Rites, the new split release from FIENDS AT FEAST and TRAGIC DEATH is out today on HPGD Productions and is streaming in full at the link below:
hpgd.bandcamp.com/album/purgatory-rites-split-cd

When Worlds Collide: FIENDS AT FEAST and TRAGIC DEATH join metal forces for this devastating split album! Both bands bring to the chopping block their own unique take on the fusion of Black and Death Metal, with each of their styles complementing each other, creating an aural experience of occult blasphemy and frigid darkness.

FIENDS AT FEAST return to Horror Pain Gore Death with a sound of vicious hellfire and unrelenting aggression, featuring vocals that conjure up apocalyptic prophecies and sacrilegious zeal. TRAGIC DEATH from Madison, WI and harness the desolate cold of the frozen north to create songs that are hauntingly melodic, bringing to mind perilous journeys with awe-inspiring landscapes of nature and thought.

FIENDS AT FEAST strive to create music that builds upon a foundation of Old School Death and Black Metal influences, while also infusing contemporary ideas and originality. Imaginative, dark, evil, passionate musicianship with distinctive satanic lyrics and imagery. For fans of DISSECTION, EMPEROR, GORGOROTH, IMMOLATION, IMMORTAL, MARDUK, MORBID ANGEL and WATAIN.

TRAGIC DEATH are a power trio that play ‘Apocalyptic Metal’ style; an amalgam of Black Metal, Thrash, and Death Metal. The result is a furious, unrelenting sound that not only crushes with its brutality, but also hypnotizes with a transcendental atmosphere. The vocals are introspective without compromising any aggression or venomous dictation that is characteristic of Black Metal. For fans of ROTTING CHRIST, DISSECTION, IMMORTAL, ENSLAVED and DEATHSPELL OMEGA.

Purchase the CD at www.horrorpaingoredeath.com/store/hpgd088.html

TESLA, ‘SO DIVINE’ – VIDEO PREMIERE

(NEW YORK, NY) – Multi-platinum selling rock act TESLA have debuted an all new video for their latest single “So Divine…

TESLA released an all new LP titled SIMPLICITY on June 10th, 2014 via Tesla Electric Company Recording’s arrangement with Entertainment One Music and Distribution.

Simplicity has seen quite the onslaught of critical praise, “Tesla do what Aerosmith used to be king at and fail to do now: produce perfectly biting, raucous hard rock,” says Goldmine Magazine and Blabbermouth states: “TESLA 2014 admirably sounds like themselves a quarter of a century ago and that’s remarkable. Moreover, they sound better in this cruder, more untreated state.”

SIMPLICITY is the band’s seventh studio full length LP and fifteenth release overall. The new effort is the followup to FOREVER MORE, which was released in October 2008 and featured the single “I Wanna Live.”

TESLA locked themselves away for weeks writing the new material that would become SIMPLICITY with long time A&R man Tom Zutaut. Fourteen solid tracks later the band sank their teeth in while recording began at bassist Brian Wheat’s very own J Street Recorders. Legendary engineer Michael Wagener (Metallica, Skid Row, Motley Crue) was then tapped to put the final touches in place.

 

Fresh off the MONSTERS OF ROCK CRUISE, the band has quite the itinerary of tour dates throughout the rest of 2014. Click here for all tour dates.

 

Formed in 1981, TESLA have firmly carved out their own space in rock and roll history. The band saw great success with their own rendition of the 1971 classic “Signs” and their own hit single “Love Song” from the The Great Radio Controversy, released in 1989.

 

TESLA is: Frank Hannon – Brian Wheat – Jeff Keith – Troy Luccketta – Dave Rude

DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT invites you to sing on ‘Z2’‏

Devin Townsend has been hard at work on the new Z2 record for the past few months, getting it ready to welcome Ziltoid The Omniscient back this autumn. Much like Devin did with the “Lucky Animals” video from Epicloud, he is now inviting fans to leave their stamp on the forthcoming album by asking them to submit their vocals for a selection of songs and take their spot in what he has dubbed “The Universal Choir”.

For full details about how you can participate (and even get a sneak peek at 3 songs from the new record), head over to The Universal Choir website to find out more: http://universalchoir.insideoutmusic.com/

Devin comments:
“Hey all, ‘Ziltoid 2’ is upon us! I’m deep in the recording of this double album, and as part of the theme, Ziltoid the alien joins forces with the humans…and what better way to express that then to invite you all to sing along? The ‘Universal Choir’ is a platform in which vocal parts are explained, and then provides you a way to upload your singing contributions that we will edit together into one, big choir! The parts are a little tricky but perfection is not required, just enthusiasm. Feel free to overdub yourself, get a bunch of friends together, or just yell along, the bigger the better. Send it back and we will then assemble the ‘Universal Choir’ which will actually be part of the new recording. It should be fun! (Or a total chaotic mess 🙂 but let’s try either way! The website, (which works best if it’s not on a mobile device), explains all the parts, with demonstrations and backing tracks. The hope is that a lot of people will upload themselves singing the parts, and then we assemble it and add it to the record. Come sing on Ziltoid’s album, and have a great time!”
– Devin Townsend

The deadline for submissions is June 25th, so get singing now!

DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT live
3.7.2014 – Rock City, Nottingham – UK
4.7.2014 – The Assembly, Leamington Spa – UK
6.7.2014 – Sonisphere Festival, Knebworth – UK
2.8.2014 – Wacken Open Air, Schleswig-Holstein – Germany
5.8.2014 – Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht – Netherlands
6.8.2014 – Luxor, Cologne – Germany
7.8.2014 – Bi Nuu, Berlin – Germany
8.8.2014 – Brutal Assault Festival, Jaromer – Czech Republic
9.8.2014 – Nachtleben, Frankfurt – Germany
13.8.2014 – Les Docks, Lausanne – Switzerland
14.8.2014 – Conrad Sohm, Dornbirn – Austria
15.8.2014 – Summerbreeze Festival, Dinkelsbuhl – Germany

Last year, a recording of the legendary The Retinal Circus performance at London’s Roundhouse was released, including the three hour plus show that spans Devin Townsend’s entire career. With a full choir and theatrical cast, visual and aural enhancements unlike any show Devin has done to date, several special guests, circus performances and more, this CD/DVD set is a must-have for any Hevy Devy fan.

Devin Townsend online:
http://www.hevydevy.com
http://www.facebook.com/dvntownsend
http://www.omerch.com

CRUCIFIED BARBARA • “To Kill A Man”

From Stockholm, Sweden, the all-female hard rock band CRUCIFIED BARBARA have released their official video for the song “To Kill A Man“. The video was directed by 11 Frames Productions located in Gothenburg. The track is featured on the group’s upcoming album “In The Red” which is scheduled for release August 20, 2014 on Despotz Records. The single “To Kill A Man” is available from digital download retailers iTunes and Spotify.

Butcher Babies live in San Francisco

Butcher Babies perform live @ Regency Ballroom 06/06/14 #ButcherBabies #centurymediarecords #Regencyballroom #sanfrancisco #capitalchaostv #blacklabelsociety #devilyouknow