Morbid Angel, Terrorizer, Autopsy, Decrepit Birth And More Confirmed For Maryland Death Fest 2017

and here we go with the first round of confirmed bands for MDF XV!

Acid King
Akercocke (UK) – Exclusive U.S. appearance!
Autopsy
Behexen (Finland) – Exclusive U.S. appearance!
Brodequin
Decrepit Birth
Dopethrone
Embalmer
In The Woods… (Norway) – Exclusive U.S. appearance!
Iron Lung
Kerasphorus
Macabre
Morbid Angel (with Trey Azagthoth and Steve Tucker)
Nightbringer
Nordjevel (Norway)
Sargeist (Finland) – Exclusive U.S. appearance!
Siege
Terrorizer (World Downfall set)
Usurper

A limited amount of early bird (4-day) passes go on sale today at 11 am EST. If you don’t get one of these before they sell out, more 4-day passes will be released at a later date.
More bands will be announced soon!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/maryland-deathfest-2017-tickets-26276287082

Sacramento’s Hellrzzr Clothing Company Hits The Airwaves With Hellrzzr TV Featuring Sages

Imagine if you will the tonight show having a baby with Waynes World and then there were a few complications. Introducing HELLRZZR TV!

Clutch Fall Dates Announced With Kyng & Zakk Sabbath

Clutch continues their Psychic Warfare World Tour 2016. Headline tour dates for September-October are in. The group will be heading back on the road this Fall headlining another leg of their US tour. Supporting the tour will be Zakk Sabbath and Los Angeles based metal band Kyng. Including 2 festival appearances, the trek will begin in Buffalo, NY at the The Town Ballroom on September 28th and conclude in Worcester, MA at The Palladium on October 30th.

Clutch lead vocalist Neil Fallon commented “We are pleased to announce that this Fall Clutch will be hitting the road again in the U.S.. This time with Zakk Sabbath and Kyng. Clutch toured with Black Label Society a few years back and it was a blast – and no doubt, this one will be a blast as well. We hope to see you all there!”
Psychic Warfare is the latest and eleventh studio effort from Clutch. The disc debuted at No. 11 on the Billboard 200, No. 2 on the Billboard Independent, No. 1 on the Billboard Hard Rock and Billboard Rock charts. On Record Store Day this past April 16th Clutch released a limited edition numbered etched vinyl 12 inch that included two previously unreleased tracks from the Psychic Warfare sessions: “Mad Sidewinder” and “Outland Special Clearance”. Psychic Warfare was produced by longtime producer Machine (Lamb Of God, Every Time I Die).
Zakk Sabbath, bring their take on Black Sabbath songs on the road for the first time ever. The band features guitarist/vocalist Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne), bassist Rob “Blasko” Nicholson (Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Zombie) and drummer Joey Castillo (Danzig, Queens Of The Stone Age). Kyng, the Los Angeles based metal trio, will be supporting their 3rd release and follow up to 2014’s Burn The Serum.

Clutch, Zakk Sabbath, Kyng 2016 Tour Dates
09/28 – Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom
09/30 – Lakewood, NJ @ First Energy Park – Rock Carnival *
10/01 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
10/02 – Louisville, KY @ Champions Park – Louder Than Life *
10/04 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
10/05 – Atlanta, GA @ The Buckhead Theatre
10/07 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre Street Stage
10/08 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live
10/10 – Little Rock, AR @ Metroplex
10/11 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
10/12 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
10/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo
10/15 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
10/16 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
10/18 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater
10/20 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
10/21 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
10/22 – Sioux City, IA @ Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
10/24 – Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note ** NO Zakk Sabbath
10/25 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
10/27 – Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theater
10/28 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
10/29 – Clifton Park, NY @Upstate Concert Hall
10/30 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

Skeletonwitch Announce U.S. “Curse Of The Dead Tour” With Iron Reagan, Oathbreaker

SKELETONWITCH are excited to bring new material from their forthcoming August 19 release “The Apothic Gloom” to fans across the U.S. this fall suceeding a headlining Canadian trek  as they have just announced  dates for the “Curse of the Dead 2016” tour sponsored by Noisey. Featuring direct support from Iron Reagan, Oathbreaker, Gatecreeper (9/29-10/18) and Homewrecker (10/19-10/30), the tour will span just over four weeks starting in Asheville, NC and ending in Richmond, VA. A complete listing of dates can be found below.
 Guitarist Scott Hedrick chimed in stating, “Stoked to finally announce this! We’ve got new tunes to play and a killer group of bands to shred with. Love this lineup from top to bottom. See you all soon.”  
“CURSE OF THE DEAD” TOUR DATES
9/28 Asheville, NC – Mothlight #
9/29 Atlanta, GA – The Earl ^
9/30 Savannah, GA – The Jinx ^
10/1 Tampa, FL – Crowbar ^
10/2 Gainesville, FL – The Atlantic ^
10/4 New Orleans, LA – Siberia ^
10/5 Houston, TX – White Oak ^
10/6 Dallas, TX – RBC ^
10/7 Austin, TX – Barracuda ^
10/9 Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge ^
10/10 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick ^
10/11 Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy ^
10/12 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge ^
10/14 Portland, OR – Panic Room ^
10/15 Seattle, WA – Highline ^
10/17 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Bar ^
10/18 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater ^
10/19 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room &
10/20 Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews &
10/21 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock &
10/22 Chicago, IL – Subterranean &
10/23 Indianapolis, IN – 5th Quarter &
10/25 Pittsburgh, PA – Cattivo &
10/26 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts &
10/28 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus &
10/26 Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery &
10/30 Richmond, VA – Hardywood Brewery &
# with Iron Reagan & Oathbreaker & All Hell
^ with Iron Reagan & Oathbreaker & Gatecreeper
& with Iron Reagan & Oathbreaker & Homewrecker

Beastmaker Announces North American Tour Supporting Monolord

BEASTMAKER hail from the unlikely locale of Fresno, California. Sweating profusely in a parched no man’s land about three and a half hours northeast of Los Angeles, the city isn’t exactly a cultural mecca-and yet it’s the birthplace of Hollywood outsiders and weirdos like Sid Haig, Slim Pickens and director Sam Peckinpah. Still, it suffers from an unsurprising dearth of musicians interested in heavy rock.
BEASTMAKER released their debut Lusus Naturae earlier this year via Rise Above Records.  Lusus Naturae is available to order HERE.  In support of their new album BEASTMAKER will be returning to the road in North America this summer.  The band will be providing direct support to Monolord and Sweat Lodge will open.   The tour begins August 5th in Seattle, WA and runs through September 10th in Vancouver, BC.  A complete list of dates can be found below.
Says front man Trevor Church regarding the upcoming with Monolord, “We are bringing sin to the lower 48 and Canada. Limited clear green vinyl and exclusive tour design t-shirts. Everyone will go home with the mask of Satan!”
Though Church had the concept for BEASTMAKER as far back as 2006, it wasn’t until he and drummer Andres Alejandro Saldate, a.k.a. Juan Bonham, hooked up with bassist John Tucker in 2014 that the band was fully realized. “I was really inspired by old bands and metal,” Church explains. “From the Zombies to Slayer, from Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons to Black Sabbath. I was really into NWOBHM and what bands like Witchcraft are doing now. After many failed attempts and at least five bands in between, we found John and finally had a solid lineup.”
BEASTMAKER‘s lyrical landscape is awash in imagery from midnight movies and the dark arts, but that’s only part of the picture. “I like to make up stories,” Church says simply. “I use horror movies and the occult as influences but rarely directly. For instance, ‘Mask of Satan’ is me paying homage to the great horror film Black Sunday very directly.  On the other hand, ‘You Must Sin’ is about a woman longing for love and finding it in the most bizarre place, but John will tell you it’s a political song. I like to think that people come up with their own interpretations of what the songs mean and let their minds run free.”
BEASTMAKER:
8/5: Seattle, WA @ Neumos
8/6: Seattle, WA @ The Shakedown
8/8: San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
8/9: Los Angeles, CA @ Viper Room
8/11: San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
8/12: Scottsdale, AZ @ The Rogue Bar
8/13: Albuquerque, NM @ The Launchpad
8/15: Ft Worth, TX @ The Rail Club
8/16: Austin, TX @ Sidewinder (Outside)
8/17: Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
8/18: San Antonio, TX @ Korova
8/19: New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
8/20: Tampa, FL @ Orpheum Theater
8/21: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Kreepy Tiki
8/22: Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub
8/23: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
8/24: Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry
8/26: Baltimore, MD @ Windup Space
8/27: Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
8/28: Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
8/30: Allston, MA @ Great Scott
8/31: Montreal, QC @ Turbohaus
9/1: Toronto, ON @ Coalition
9/2: Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop
9/3: Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
9/4: Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
9/5: Omaha, NE @ Lookout Lounge
9/6: Denver, CO @ Lost Lake Lounge
9/7: Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Bar
9/8: Sacramento, CA @ Starlite Lounge
9/9: Portland, OR @ Ash Street Station
9/10: Vancouver, BC @ The Astoria

Epica Announce The North American Principle Tour With Fleshgod Apocalypse

Dutch symphonic metal heavyweights EPICA will return this fall for The North American Principle Tourin support of their upcoming album The Holographic Principle which will see a worldwide release on September 30th through Nuclear BlastEPICA will be joined on this trek by Italian symphonic death metal kings FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, Russian pagan warriors ARKONA and their good friends inTHE AGONIST. The first three dates will see Germany’s XANDRIA as a replacement for ARKONA. Tour kicks off on November 4th in Quebec City and will conclude on December 3rd in Worcester, MA.

EPICA’s front woman Simone Simons commented on the tour:
“The time has finally come to visit North America again. We are super excited to show you guys our kick-ass new material of which we are extremely proud! We hope to welcome you all to experience The Holographic Principle extravaganza!”

11/04/2016 Imperial Theater – Quebec City, QC **
11/05/2016 Corona – Montreal, QC **
11/06/2016 Phoenix Concert Hall – Toronto, ON **
11/08/2016 Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
11/09/2016 Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
11/11/2016 Amsterdam Event Center – Saskatoon, SK
11/12/2016 Marquee – Calgary, AB
11/13/2016 The Ranch – Edmonton, AB
11/15/2016 Vogue Theatre – Vancouver, BC
11/16/2016 Studio 7 – Seattle, WA
11/18/2016 Social Hall – San Francisco, CA
11/19/2016 The Regent – Los Angeles, CA
11/20/2016 Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel – Las Vegas, NV
11/22/2016 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
11/23/2016 Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS
11/25/2016 Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX
11/26/2016 Empire Control Room – Austin, TX
11/28/2016 State Theater – St Petersburg, FL
11/29/2016 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
12/01/2016 Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
12/02/2016 Webster Hall – New York, NY
12/03/2016 Palladium – Worcester, MA
** with XANDRIA replacing ARKONA

Armored Saint announces USA tour dates with Queensryche, Midnight Eternal

Following their upcoming summer/fall tour dates, the mighty Armored Saint will head back out on the road this November/December as direct support to Queensryche! Midnight Eternal will also join this USA trek, making this one bill not to be missed!

Vocalist John Bush comments: “Armored Saint is looking forward to doing some shows this winter with Queensryche. They’re an incredible band and great guys. Plus it’s a great match for the fans. We did some shows together in Europe last summer and the gigs were awesome. There are some cities in America that Saint hasn’t played in years. Some over a decade! I’m sure people are very excited that we’re finally coming. It’s about time. We’ll kick some ass. Get ready!!!”

See below for all upcoming dates!

Armored Saint tour dates
July 14 – London, UK – Underworld
July 16 – Barcelona, Spain – Rock Fest Barcelona @ Parc de Can
July 28 – Brande-Hornerkirchen, Germany – Headbangers Open Air
July 29 – Saarbrucken, Germany – Saarmageddon @ Messegelande
July 30 – Essen, Germany – Nord Open Air
Oct. 8 – Tokyo, Japan – Loud Park Festival

Armored Saint tour dates
w/ Queensryche, Midnight Eternal
Nov. 15 – Showbox At The Market – Seattle, WA
Nov. 16 – Ace of Spaces – Sacramento, CA
Nov. 18 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA
Nov. 22 – Alamo City Music Hall – San Antonio, TX
Nov. 23 – Scout Bar – Houston, TX
Nov. 25 – Clicks – Tyler, TX
Nov. 26 – Trees – Dallas, TX
Nov. 29 – Mavericks at the Landing – Jacksonville, FL
Nov. 30 – Culture Room – Fort Lauderdale, FL
Dec. 1 – The Cuban Club – Tampa, FL
Dec. 2 – The Music Farm – Charleston, SC
Dec. 3 – Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
Dec. 4 – Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA
Dec. 6 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY
Dec. 7 – Rex Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA
Dec. 8 – Diesel Concert Lounge – Chesterfield, MI
Dec. 9 – Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
Dec. 11 – Limelight – Peoria, IL
Dec. 13 – The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE
Dec. 14 – Kanza Hall – Overland Park, KS
Dec. 15 – The Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO