The Sword North American Tour Announced

Following the success of their fall tour in support of High Country, The Sword announces their spring 2016 High Country tour. Similar to their fall tour, the spring tour will be divided into two legs. The first leg will begin in Tucson, AZ on March 20th and end in Washington, D.C. on April 16th. Support on the first leg will be provided by Royal Thunder. The second leg begins May 7th and runs to May 29th with appearances at multiple festivals, including Carolina Rebellion, Shaky Knees, Rock on the Range, and Rocklahoma. Support on the second leg will be provided by UK buzz band Purson, who will be promoting their debut U.S. album. Additional dates will be announced in the coming weeks.

dates w/ Royal Thunder
3/20 Tucson, AZ @ Rialto
3/22 Las Vegas, NV @ Vinyl
3/23 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
3/24 Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s
3/25 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
3/26 Reno, NV @ Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor
3/28 Spokane, WA @ The Pin
3/29 Calgary, AB @ Dickens Pub
3/30 Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
4/1 Saskatoon, SK @ O’Brians Event Center
4/2 Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid Cabaret
4/3 Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium
4/4 Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
4/5 Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
4/7 Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Hall
4/8 Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
4/10 Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
4/11 Ottawa, ON @ Ritual
4/12 London, ON @ London Music Hall
4/14 Quebec City, QC @ Le Cercle
4/15 Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street Night Club
4/16 Washington, D.C. @ DC BRAU

dates w/ Purson
5/7 Charlotte, NC @ Carolina Rebellion
5/8 Tallahassee, FL @ Sidebar Theater
5/10 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
5/11 Orlando, FL @ The Social
5/12 Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl
5/13 Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees
5/16 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
5/17 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl
5/18 Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
5/20 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
5/22 Columbus, OH @ Rock On The Range
5/24 Columbia, MO @ Blue Note
5/25 Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theater
5/26 Lawrence, KS @ Granada
5/27 Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma
5/28 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live

Deathcore Blast From The Past: As Blood Runs Black @ Ace Of Spades

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As Blood Runs Black perform @ Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, California as part of Thrash and Burn Tour 2011 featuring Upon A Burning Body alongside Winds of Plague, Chelsea Grin,, For The Fallen Dreams, In The Midst Of Lions, Like Moths To Flames, and Volumes.

Black Sabbath Live In Chicago Video

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Black Sabbaths January 22 performance at United Center in Chicago, Illinois can be seen below.

The band’s setlist was as follows:

01. Black Sabbath
02. Fairies Wear Boots
03. After Forever (first live performance since 2005)
04. Into The Void
05. Snowblind
06. War Pigs
07. Behind The Wall Of Sleep
08. N.I.B.
09. Hand Of Doom
10. Rat Salad (with drum solo)
11. Iron Man
12. God Is Dead?
13. Under The Sun/Every Day Comes And Goes
14. Dirty Women
15. Paranoid

Via Blabbermouth

Killswitch Engage Announce North American Tour Dates With Sacramento And Pomona In California


Following the late 2015 premiere of their “Strength of the Mind” single, Massachusetts metalcore mainstays Killswitch Engage have announced the release date for their forthcoming Incarnate LP for Roadrunner Records, as well as its supporting tour. They will be joined by MEMPHIS MAY FIRE and 36 CRAZYFISTS for the trek, with an opening act to be named shortly. The tour runs from March 16 in San Antonio, Texas to April 24 near Charleston, South Carolina.

The dates are as follows:

Feb. 11 – Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Cafe (Radio Contraband Convention)*
Mar. 16 – San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theater
Mar. 18 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
Mar. 19 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
Mar. 21 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
Mar. 23 – Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room @ Old National Centre
Mar. 24 – Clive, IA @ 7 Flags
Mar. 25 – Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre
Mar. 26 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
Mar. 28 – Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
Mar. 30 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
Apr. 01 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
Apr. 02 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House
Apr. 03 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
Apr. 04 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
Apr. 06 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House
Apr. 07 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
Apr. 08 – Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater Pomona
Apr. 09 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
Apr. 11 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
Apr. 12 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s Nightclub
Apr. 14 – Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
Apr. 15 – Binghamton, NY @ Magic City Music Hall
Apr. 17 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
Apr. 19 – London, ON @ London Music Hall
Apr. 20 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
Apr. 21 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
Apr. 22 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
Apr. 24 – Ladson, SC @ Exchange Park (WYBB Rockfest)*

Legendary Gangsta Rapper Scarface North American Tour To Hit Sacramento And Los Angeles In California


Brad Terrence Jordan (born November 9, 1970), better known by his stage name Scarface, is an American rapper, music producer, and author. He hails from Houston, Texas and is a former member of the Geto Boys.He is originally from the city’s South Acres (Crestmont Park) neighborhood. In 2012, The Source ranked him #16 on their list of the Top 50 Lyricists of All Time, while ranked him #10 on its list of the 50 Greatest MCs of Our Time (1987-2007)

Scarface has appeared on Freeway’s album Free at Last and on Beanie Sigel’s album, The Solution. Scarface is currently planning production; he has produced three tracks on UGK’s Underground Kingz including “Life in 2009,” “Still Ridin’ Dirty,” and “Candy.” Some of Scarface’s early music videos (“A Minute to Pray and a Second to Die”) featured community activist Quanell X in supporting roles. In 2008, Scarface collaborated with rapper Tech N9ne on his album Killer on the song “Pillow Talkin'”.


Hatebreed, Devildriver and The Devil You Know California Tour Dates Leaked


Relentless reliability is intrinsic to longevity in the music business—or any other business for that matter. No giving up is allowed. No promise can go unfulfilled. If people can depend on you, they’ll believe in you and stick with you until death. Since forming in 1994, Grammy award-nominated hardcore and metal stalwarts Hatebreed have constantly crushed with every subsequent album. Their six full-length effort and first for Razor & Tie, The Divinity of Purpose, proudly upholds that tradition cast in almost two decades of blood, tears, and flames.

5/20 Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, California

5/21 Glass House – Pomona, California

Between the Buried and Me and August Burns Red announce co-headline North American Tour‏



Between The Buried And Me and August Burns Red are joining forces for a North American tour that kicks off on March 4th in Sayreville, NJ at Starland Ballroom. With additional support from The Faceless and Good Tiger, the tour will wrap up in New York, NY on April 17th at Webster Hall.


Tickets go on sale starting Friday, January 8th at 10am (local time), with VIP Packages including General Admission Ticket, 18×24 signed poster, VIP Laminate/Skip The Line Pass, BTBAM/ABR Pintone Pin Set, and exclusive tour t-shirt, at Full tour routing listed below.

Between The Buried And Me | August Burns Red co-headline tour dates
w/ The Faceless & Good Tiger

Mar. 4 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Mar. 5 – Richmond, VA @ The National
Mar. 7 – Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
Mar. 8 – Tampa, FL @ Jannus Landing
Mar. 9 – Birmingham, AL @ Iron City
Mar. 10 – Mobile, AL @ Soul Kitchen
Mar. 11 – Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Theater
Mar. 12 – St Louis, MO @ Pageant
Mar. 14 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
Mar. 15 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Complex
Mar. 16 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
Mar. 17 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto
Mar. 18 – San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues
Mar. 19 – San Bernardino, CA @ Self Help Festival | NOS Event Center
Mar. 21 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency
Mar. 22 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
Mar. 23 – Portland, OR @ Roseland
Mar. 24 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
Mar. 25 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
Mar. 26 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue
Mar. 28 – Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
Mar. 29 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall
Mar. 30 – Saskatoon, SK @ O’Brians Event Centre
Apr. 1 – Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick
Apr. 2 – Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre
Apr. 3 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
Apr. 5 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
Apr. 6 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
Apr. 7 – Peoria, IL @ Limelight Eventplex
Apr. 8 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
Apr. 9 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
Apr. 10 – Guelph, ON @ Guelph Concert Theatre
Apr. 12 – Quebec City, QC @ Imperial
Apr. 13 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre
Apr. 14 – Providence, RI @ Lupos
Apr. 15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Fillmore
Apr. 16 – Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
Apr. 17 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall

Warbringer kick off North American tour dates‏


Warbringer will launch their next North American tour in New York City on Jan. 5, 2016 at The Gramercy Theatre. This co-headliner trek with Sweden’s Enforcer will be almost two months and cover the US and Canada, along with opening acts Exmortus and Cauldron. This is the first domestic tour Warbringer has done since the fall of 2013 when the group opened for Overkill and Kreator in support of their last album,Warbringer IV: Empires Collapse so many fans are eager to see the band live again. This tour is also their only tour planned for 2016 as WARBRINGER will continue to write and plan to record their fifth album later in the year. Once known as road dogs playing up to 300 shows a year globally for 5 years straight the group decided to halt the numerous live activities and re-charge their batteries but core members John Kevill (vocals), Adam Carroll (guitar) and Carlos Cruz (drums) remain committed to the band and are excited to get back out there and showcase a new touring lineup of experienced musicians performing a killer set of Warbringer classics for fans on this stellar bill of bands. Joining the band for this tour are guitarist Jadran “Conan” Gonzalez of Exmortus (who will be doing double-duty playing two sets a night) and bassist Jessie Sanchez (Bonded By Blood, Holy Grail, Fear Factory, Others).


“The band sounds fucking killer right now and I can’t wait to get out there and assault the stage,” comments singer John Kevill. “It is worth mentioning that I’ve seen a number of ‘people leaving bands’  news pieces recently. Most often they cite the complete impossibly of making a living playing music, and the difficulty of the touring lifestyle. Well, I can say from experience that all of that is true. It’s tough, there’s no denying that. But that isn’t what I want to talk about here. What I want to talk about is what has kept me going for the 10+ years and 1000+ concerts I have done with this band I started right after finishing high school. I’ve seen more of the world than I ever thought was possible, met thousands of people from all walks of life, and from them learned much of the world. Among other things, I learned to remain humble and to always remember what an honor and privilege it is to perform songs I made with my friends, to complete strangers who live thousands of miles away who will come out on a work night to see me and my fellow band dudes banging our heads. Too many people lose sight of this. So that is why I am still here, and why I will see you guys on each of the 47 dates of this tour. Be ready. I am.

1/5/16 – Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
1/6/16 – Championship – Trenton, NJ
1/7/16 – Trickshots – Clifton Park, NY
1/8/16 – Webster Theatre – Hartford, CT
1/9/16 – Palladium – Worcester, MA
1/10/16 – Foufounes – Montreal, QC
1/11/16 – Salle Multi – Quebec City, QC
1/12/16 – Ritual – Ottawa, ON
1/13/16 – Hard Luck – Toronto, ON
1/14/16 – The Apk – London, ON
1/15/16 – Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
1/16/16 – Agora – Cleveland, OH
1/17/16 – Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
1/18/16 – Ace of Cups – Columbus, OH
1/19/16 – Headquarters – Indianapolis, IN (just Warbringer/Exmortus)
1/20/16 – Token Lounge – Westland, MI
1/21/16 – Fubar – St. Louis, MO
1/22/16 – Bada Brew – Crest Hill, IL
1/23/16 – The Metal Grill – Cudahy, WI
1/24/16 – Triple Rock – Minneapolis, MN with Nile
1/25/16 – The Park – Winnipeg, MB
1/26/16 – The Exchange – Regina, SK
1/27/16 – Nite Owl – Calgary, AB
1/28/16 – Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB
1/30/16 – Rickshaw – Vancouver, BC
1/31/16 – Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
2/1/16 – Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
2/2/16 – Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA
2/3/16 – Whisky – W. Hollywood, CA
2/4/16 – Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
2/5/16 – Club Red – Tempe, AZ
2/6/16 – LVCS – Las Vegas, NV
2/7/16 – PB&Js – Reno, NV
2/8/16 – In the Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
2/9/16 – Bluebird Theatre – Denver, CO
2/10/16 – Aftershock – Merrriam, KS
2/11/16 – Sidewinder – Austin, TX
2/12/16 – Korova – San Antonio, TX
2/13/16 – Scout Bar – Houston, TX
2/14/16 – Trees – Dallas, TX
2/15/16 – Siberia – New Orleans, LA
2/16/16 – Orpheum – Tampa, FL
2/17/16 – Haven – Orlando, FL
2/18/16 – Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
2/19/16 – Diamond Pub – Louisville, KY
2/20/16 – Canal Club – Richmond, VA
2/21/16 – Pour House – Raleigh, NC (just Warbringer/Exmortus)

Interview with Atreyu at Ace Of Spades

Unless you’ve been under a rock, you know who Atreyu is. Voted #4 best album of 2015 by OC Weekly, 6 albums, and shows all over the world. These guys have been kicking ass for over 15 years and the anticipation was present for their Christmas Vacation Tour with Falling In Reverse, From Ashes to New and Assuming We Survive. What happened over the course of 12 hours in Sacramento was a day for the books.
When I was told the interview was confirmed for Friday night at Ace of Spades, I was utterly excited. I’ve had the pleasure of chatting with Brandon at Aftershock last year, and I was in high hopes of another awesome conversation. Questions prepared, outfit picked out, and the day was off to a start. Headed to work at Bonehead Tattoos & Piercing downtown, listening to the new album Long Live that was released Sept of this year. Only this work day would be different, as Alex Varkatzas, lead vox, would be guest tattooing. Upon greeting him and hanging throughout the day, I came to the solid conclusion that not only is dude a completely talented artist, but he’s a really cool cat. We had fun, and the fact that his presence was a secret made it even more exciting. As show time neared, my anxiety grew. Wondering is everyone in Atreyu as down to earth as Alex and Brandon? And the answer to that question is a very loud YES.
As soon as I arrived at Ace I was greeted by the tour manager Reid. Escorted onto the tour bus and introduced to Dan Jacobs and Travis Miguel who I would be chatting with. The atmosphere chill, the mood light. And so it begins.

Amb Pirate: Long Live is awesome. What songs from the new album will you be playing on this tour?

Dan: Long Live, pretty much ones we’ve made videos for.

Travis: A Bitter Broken Memory

Dan: Do You Know Who You Are?

And is there any personal favorites you’re playing on this tour, any songs that speak to you?

Dan: A Bitter Broken Memory is pretty cool, it’s fun to play. It’s got a good energy to it. The vibes really cool and there’s a big dual lead part in the middle that’s pretty epic that me and Travis get to treat ourselves too.

Travis: I like Long Live. Just for the sole fact that it’s fun to play.

Considering you’ve been playing since 1999, and have fans following you for more than 15 years, how does that feel? And where do you see yourselves in 15 more years?

Dan: Crawling around the stage, dribbling all over ourselves.

Travis: Wearing depends.

Dan: Except that’s what we do now. So it’s gonna be the same basically 15 years from now. A lot of dribbling and leaking ourselves.

Do you have any fans that you keep in touch with since day freaking one?

Dan: A little bit here and there.

Travis: There’s definitely familiar faces that have been around for years.

Dan: A lot of our friends. Those were kind of our first fans, our friends.

Speaking of friends, Sacramento clearly loves you. Is there any place in town that you’ve found that you like here that maybe you would recommend to a touring band?

Dan: We went to sushi a couple of times. Can’t remember the name of the place though.

Travis: I did have my think it was my 25th or 26th birthday in Sacramento. But that’s bout all I can tell you, cause I don’t remember much else. (Laughter) There was cake. A then it got eaten. And then it ended up everywhere. I have a lot of fond memories of Sacramento.

What has this tour been like? With Falling In Reverse, From Ashes to Now and Assuming We Survive?

Travis: It’s been a good mix of bands. Cause each band is completely different from the others. We’ve always liked doing tours like this, cause we gain more fans doing that; kind of broadening our horizons as well as the audience because there’s a lot of kids out in the audience probably don’t know who we are. Maybe heard of us but have no idea what we sound like or what we do on stage. So that’s a definite benefit.

Dan: Its fun. It’s a very eclectic crowd cause it’s a very eclectic group of bands. And for us and as well as the people who come to the shows it gives all these people to learn about new bands that probably wouldn’t normally go out and see if it was just that genre of music or whatever. Us in particular, were the heaviest band on the bill. So we get to kinda shine in that right. Everybody else has their own thing to ring to the table but we get to bring that extra bit of energy which is kinda of our thing. Gives us an extra platform to stand on.

What are your plans for Christmas? Will you be able to take it off and be with your families?

Travis: I got a lot of shopping to do. (Laughter)

Besides shopping, what else do you have planned?

Travis: Not much, just hanging around. The Holidays around my family are pretty low key. No big hoopla or anything. Meet up, hang out for a while, exchange gifts. That’s about it.

Dan: Kinda little big family stuff. A few of us get together. Do the whole she bang. Not too many young kids around at this point in time, so it’s more of an adult hangout.

Does that put pressure on you?

Dan: More so just to get people gifts. (Laughter)

Dan: I’m not married yet. My girlfriends pretty young. I have some time.

What does Atreyu have planned for 2016?

Dan: Touring even more. A bunch of tentative stuff lined up. Starting Feb were gonna do some sort of headliner, hitting a bunch of markets that we haven’t really gotten to it. Down south. From there some international stuff. Might be doing some warped tour, a little bit of it. If there’s a date out here we’ll probably be there.

Did you guys do Aftershock this year? I know we saw you in 2014.

Dan: No not this year, Brandon’s other band Hell or Highwater played this year

Do you have anything else you would like to say to anyone who will read this article?

Travis: Thank you. (Drops the mic}.

I had a prime spot to watch the show, and there are so many words I could use to describe what Atreyu did to Sacramento. They left their mark, that is for damn sure. Alex came out to the crowd several times, letting fans sing into the mic. The interaction was there, the energy was there, and you could hear the chant of their songs from long time Atreyu lovers throughout the venue. Maybe they weren’t headlining, but they sure stole the show. Sacramento is grateful for artists like you, who not only rock but you roll with the people.
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