Chart-Topping Heavy Rockers MOTOGRATER Announce Spring and Summer Tour Dates

California-based, Billboard chart-topping hard rockers MOTOGRATER have a packed 2018 ahead of them, following on the heat generated from their long-awaited second album, 2017’s Desolation, released on Megadeth bassist Dave Ellefson’s EMP Label Group. Most recently, the band announced several spring and summer tour dates, set to begin on May 6 in Las Vegas, NV. The set of dates will run through June 2 in Pipestem, WV when the band performs at Metal in the Mountains. Two more festival dates will follow in mid June and July. See below for all currently confirmed tour dates.
Guitarist Matthew “Nuke” Nunes says, “We are so excited to finally get back on the road! We have a deadly new line-up and are ready to crush the stage every night. C’mon out and witness the beautiful mayhem we will ensue upon the metal masses!”
MOTOGRATER Spring and Summer tour dates:
5/6 – Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar
5/7 – Bakersfield, CA @ 1933
5/8 – Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver
5/9 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Lounge
5/10 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
5/12 – Idaho Falls, ID @ The Gem
5/14 – Jerome, ID @ Diamondz Event Center
5/16 – Eugene, OR @ W.O.W. Hall
5/18 – Fresno, CA @ Full Circle Brewery
5/19 – West Hollywood, CA @ The Viper Room
5/20 – Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar
6/2 – Pipestem, WV @ Metal In The Mountains
6/16 – Danville, IL @ Slang Metal Fest @ Shovelhead Saloon
7/7 – Muncie, IN @ Mosh Out The Masses @ The Water Bowl

Watch WILL HAVEN’s Entire Show In Sacramento, California

In the video below, watch Will Haven perform at their Sacramento record release show at Holy Diver.

Sacramento-based mainstays of noise metal Will Haven  released their highly-anticipated sixth full-length album, entitled Muerte, yesterday via minus HEAD Records. Muerte is available via iTunesAmazon and Bandcamp(the track “El Sol” can be streamed via Spotify now here).

Guitarist Jeff Irwin says, “We are beyond excited for everyone to hear this. We worked extremely hard to make this an amazing record. I think it’s safe to safe to say that this is our favorite record we have ever done and we’re excited to finally share it with the world. It’s meant to be listened to very loudly… enjoy.”

Will Haven breathe entire new life into their sound with Muerte, taking notes from the past but incorporating modern tones to create a chaotic, haunting auditory attack. Throughout 2017, the members of Will Haven secretly recorded Muerte at Pus Cavern Studios in Sacramento, CA with Joe Johnston engineering and co-producing alongside Irwin. They pieced together a corrosive, chaotic, and cohesive vision that never relents over its 11 tracks. Mastering was handled by Logan Mader (Devil You Know, Fear Factory, Periphery).

New Video Of Iced Earth Live In Sacramento, California

In the video below, watch ICED EARTH perform Great Heathen Army. Burning Times & Dystopia @ Ace Of Spades in Sacramento, California…. March 7th, 2018 with Kill Ritual, Graveshadow and Sanctuary.

ICED EARTH Performs In Sacramento During 'Incorruptible' Tour (Video)

Katie of the WSOU radio station recently conducted an interview with ICED EARTH leader and guitarist Jon Schaffer. You can now listen to the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET).

On various lineup changes in ICED EARTH over the years:

Jon: “There’s been a lot of amazing talent in the band through the years. But it’s one thing to have great talent, and then it’s another thing… sometimes you have great chemistry, but maybe the talent isn’t all there that you really need to fulfill the ideas and to bring it to the maximum. The one thing I love about the lineup now is it’s got it all. The chemistry… We hang out together on the bus when we’re rolling down the road. Nobody’s staring at their phones, like iPhone zombies, and we’re not watching movies or playing video games. We end up hanging out together and talking the whole night, and we do that whenever we’re together, we’re having dinner together. It’s really a brotherhood. So it’s awesome. I don’t expect or want any changes.”

On having some of his lyrics censored in order to get them played on certain radio stations:

Jon: “I’m not a fan of censorship at all, because I’m very much a First Amendment guy. And I think it’s weird that that would even be a topic in America; I don’t think it should be. I mean, I guess there’s a double-edged sword to that. We’ve played in China, and before we went to China — I guess it was on the ‘Dystopia’ world tour; we did Shanghai and Beijing — and before the government would issue our visas to get into the country, they had to look at the lyrics of the setlist that we were gonna perform. And the crazy thing that the only thing that was remotely against authoritarianism in that setlist was the song ‘V’, and we were wondering if that was gonna actually cause us to have a problem. But we put it in there and they were okay with that one. I mean, it isn’t blatantly saying, ‘Rise up and overthrow your tyrannical government,’ but it is kind of saying that. [Laughs] I’m not a fan of censorship. I’m a freedom guy. I’m very much a libertarian type. I’m an American first. I don’t play the divide-and-conquer game of the parties. I believe in freedom and personal responsibility — pretty much the stuff our founders stood for that seems to have been lost in the mire in the last century especially. That’s just where I stand; let’s put it that way.”

SANCTUARY – Entire Sacramento Show Posted.

In the video below check out Sanctuary’s complete March 7th show in Sacramento, CA at Ace Of Spades. Continue reading “SANCTUARY – Entire Sacramento Show Posted.”

Trauma Announce Newly Rescheduled Tour Dates

In the video below Trauma featuring current and former members of Dublin Death Patrol, Testament & Danzig lay waste to The Boardwalk in Orangevale, California.
Last year, Bay Area thrash vets TRAUMA announced their long-awaited comeback and new member additions. In advance of finishing their upcoming third album, TRAUMA are set to hit the road on a brief headline tour beginning April 13 in Cool, CA. Additional east coast and midwestern dates have also been added.
TRAUMA U.S. Tour Dates:
4/13 – Cool, CA @ Cool Beerwerks
4/20 – Milwaukee, WI @ NYDM Spring Bash
4/21 – Crest Hill, IL @ Bada Brew
4/22 – Lakewood, OH @ The Foundry
4/23 – Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
4/24 – Boston, MA @ Middle East – Upstairs
4/25 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Kingsland
4/28 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
Listen to TRAUMA‘s recently released new track, “The Rage”, produced by guitarist Joe Fraulob, via Soundcloud, or stream the track via Spotify. The track will be featured on the band’s upcoming third album, engineered by Juan Urteaga (Testament, Machine Head, M.O.D.).

New Full Set Of Tyrannocannon Live in Lake Tahoe, Nevada

In the video below Tyrannocannon lay waste to the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Lake Tahoe, Nevada

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Founded by Flint Marshall, Steve Boyd, and Aaron in 2016. After Writing 2 songs Joel Barrera joined and started contributing to the writing process. Each member brings experience from various local acts such as Wastewalker, Pyschosomatic, Wurm Flesh, Soma Ras, Garey Busey Amber Alert, THEND, Cyanide Era, and Bi Polar.

New Full Set Of Municipal Waste Live In Sacramento, California

In the video below Municipal Waste perform @ Den Of Sin in Sacramento, California 02/24/18 with Isotope, Solanum & Demon Hammer.

Adult Swim presents Mr. Pickles Thrash-tacular tour began last week at Neumos in Seattle, WA. The 13-city metal tour is in support of the new season of Adult Swim’s animated series, Mr. Pickles. Veteran thrashers Exodus and comparatively newer thrashers Municipal Waste will join the tour dates. To get tickets and schedule, please visit Adult Swim Presents.

Along with enjoying face melting guitar riffs, fans attending the Thrash-tacular Metal Tour can take photos in the Mr. Pickles hellacious dog house, purchase exclusive Mr. Pickles merchandise and receive free Adult Swim swag. The tour continues Adult Swim’s commitment to bringing vibrant and impactful experiences directly to its fans.

Equipped with crushing sound that will implode both your soul and skull, speed metal masters MUNICIPAL WASTE released their highly anticipated sixth album, Slime And Punishment, last June via Nuclear Blast. . The album secured the band its highest first week sales as well as landed on several Billboard charts.

Reamaning dates for Mr. Pickles Thrash-tacular featuring Exodus and Municipal Waste are:

2/25/2018 The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
2/26/2018 House of Blues Anaheim – Anaheim, CA
2/27/2018 House of Blues San Diego – San Diego, CA
3/01/2018 Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
3/02/2018 The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
3/04/2018 Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
3/06/2018 Rock & Roll Hotel DC – Washington, D.C.
3/07/2018 Irving Plaza – New York, NY
3/08/2018 Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
3/09/2018 The National – Richmond, VA
3/10/2018 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

MUNICIPAL WASTE are also playing the following headlining shows:
2/24/2018 Den Of Sin – Sacramento, CA
3/03/2018 Lookout Lounge – Omaha, NE