Amon Amarth announces USA tour with Megadeth, Suicidal Tendencies, Metal Church, Havok


Amon Amarth announces USA tour with Megadeth, Suicidal Tendencies, Metal Church, Havok

This September/October, Swedish metal kings Amon Amarth will return to the USA as direct support to the mighty Megadeth! Suicidal Tendencies, Metal Church, and Havok are also on the bill, making this one tour not to be missed!

Amon Amarth comments: “We are proud to be supporting the legendary and mighty Megadeth on their US tour in September! Sharpen your blades and bring out your drinking horns, ’cause this will be a brutal show that no true metalhead should miss! Raise your horns!”

During the tour, Amon Amarth will also join the likes of Slipknot, Slayer, Anthrax, and more on Sunday, Sept. 25th for the annual Knotfest. See below for all dates!

Amon Amarth tour dates
w/ Megadeth, Suicidal Tendencies, Metal Church, Havok
Sept. 20 – Casper, WY – Casper Events Center
Sept. 22 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint @ Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Sept. 25 – San Bernardino, CA – Knotfest *
Sept. 27 – Seattle, WA – WaMu Theater
Sept. 28 – Eugene, OR – Matthew Knight Arena
Sept. 29 – San Jose, CA – City National Civic
Oct. 1 – Broomfield, CO- 1st Bank Center
Oct. 3 – Council Bluffs, IA – Mid America Recreation & Conv. Complex
Oct. 4 – St. Paul, MN – Roy Wilkins Auditorium
Oct. 5 – Hoffman Estates, IL – Sears Centre
Oct. 7 – Moline, IL – iWireless Center
Oct. 8 – Milwaukee, WI – UWM Panther Arena
Oct. 9 – Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena
Oct. 11 – Bethlehem, PA – Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Oct. 12 – Worcester, MA – DCU Center
Oct. 13 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
Oct. 14 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
Oct. 16 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
*=Amon Amarth only

Dark Tranquility announce album details

Sweden’s DARK TRANQUILLITY are currently recording their 11th full-length album Atoma, set for release on November 4, 2016 through Century Media Records.
“That’s right! We’re more than halfway done with the recording of the upcoming album, and it’s shaping up to be a diverse and challenging affair that will feature a lot of different aspects of the D.T. sound. It’s hard to be more specific while still immersed in the creative process, but we’re incredibly excited about the material and can’t wait to share the results with all of you soon” comments the band on the upcoming album.  
Atoma is being recorded at Rogue Music in Gothenburg, the studio owned by D.T. keyboardist Martin Brändström. Mixing duties will be handled by David Castillo, known for his work with bands such as Katatonia, Opeth and Candlemass. The cover artwork was once again created by the band’s guitarist Niklas Sundin.
The touring cycle for “Atoma” will start with a headline North American run in November, featuring Swallow The Sun, Enforcer and Starkill as support acts. A European tour is planned for early 2017. All dates below. Even more Atoma details to come!
07.15.2016 Gefle Metal Festival, Gavle, Sweden
07.23.2016 River-side Festival, Esslingen, Germany
08.11.2016 Brutal Assault, Josefov, Czech Republic
08.12.2016 Leyendas del Rock Festival, Vilena,, Spain
09.03.2016 Turock Open Air, Essen, Germany
09.10.2016 Metal Italia Festival, Milano, Italy
US headlining tour dates with Swallow The Sun, Enforcer and Starkill
11.04.2016 The Gramercy Theatre, New York, NY
11.05.2016 Palladium Upstairs, Worcester, MA
11.06.2016 Trocadero Theater, Philadelphia, PA
11.07.2016 The Filmore, Silver Spring, MD
11.08.2016 Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park, NY
11.09.2016 Foufonues Electriques, Montreal, Canada
11.10.2016 Le Cercle, Quebec, Canada
11.11.2016 Mavericks, Ottawa, Canada
11.12.2016 The Opera House, Toronto, Canada
11.13.2016 Token Lounge, Westland, MI
11.14.2016 The Altar Bar, Pittsburgh, PA
11.15.2016 The Agora Theatre & Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
11.16.2016 Park Street Saloon, Columbus, OH
11.19.2016 Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis, MN
11.20.2016 Fubar, Saint Louis, MO
11.22.2016 Bluebird Theater, Denver, CO
11.25.2016 Rickshaw Theatre, North Vancouver, Canada
11.26.2016 El Corazon, Seattle, WA
11.27.2016 Hawthorne Theatre, Portland, OR
11.28.2016 PBJ’s, Reno, NV
11.29.2016 Slim’s, San Francisco, CA
11.30.2016 City National Grove, Anaheim, CA
12.01.2016 Brick By Brick, San Diego, CA
12.02.2016 LVCS, Las Vegas, NV
12.03.2016 Club Red, Mesa, AZ
12.05.2016 Trees, Dallas, TX
12.06.2016 Cine El Rey, Mcallen, TX

12.07.2016 Scout Bar, Houston, TX

Eliminate featuring Former Dark Angel, Whiplash, Kreator Members Announce West Coast Tour Dates


Eliminate have  announced a run of dates for August. Come check out Eliminate featuring classic members of Dark Angel, Hirax, Whiplash/Kreator and more. Theyll be performing cuts from the first two Dark Angel albums that singer Don Doty performed on, as well as a few surprises and new originals. Young Bay Area thrashers Hatchet (Official) will support.

8/15 – The Regent – Los Angeles, CA
8/16 – Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
8/17 – TheDive Bar– Las Vegas, NV
8/18 – The Slidebar Rock N Roll Kitchen – Fullerton, CA
8/19 – Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA

New Video Interview With The Relapse Symphony In Orangevale, California

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The Relapse Symphony vocalist Bret Von Dehl and guitarist JC Charles share their experience, strength and hope with Iron Serbian of Capital Chaos TV while on tour with Wednesday 13 @ The Boardwalk

Dopesick Featuring Former Skinlab and Ministry Members – Release Music Video for “Ride The Night” featuring Jahred Gomez of HED P.E.

Oakland, CA punk/hard rock outfit DOPESICK is a fresh name for many, but the band’s members charge forward with quite the resume behind them. DOPESICK frontman/guitarist Adam Albright originally formed the band nearly two decades ago with the intention of touring while still performing with Bay Area post-thrash band Skinlab, but this dream was abruptly cut short by a prison sentence.

After being released from prison and joining a brief Skinlab reunion, Albright decided to launch the first incarnation of DOPESICK (a term he learned from a cellmate in prison). The band cut their teeth for several years by gigging relentlessly in the Bay Area and releasing an EP in 2002, Vendetta, produced by Skinlab’s Scott Sargeant. After some personal conflicts with other members and more time off for Albright while touring with Sebastian Bach’s solo project (and penning the title track for his 2007 album Angel Down), DOPESICK seemed to be on hold indefinitely. Fast forward to 2016: Albright recently enlisted drummer Aaron Rossi (Ministry, Prong) and bassist Mandi Martyr (Ministry) to play on the upcoming DOPESICK release – and this time it’s sticking.


To give listeners a taste of what to expect from DOPESICK, the band has revealed the brand new music video for “Ride The Night”, the first single from their upcoming album The Love and Terror Cult set for release this winter. Featuring Jahred Gomez of (HED) P.E., the track is a cool summer party banger – mixing reggae vibes and metal hooks

“I had this song in mind for a minute… the whole time I was thinking Jarhed would klll it,”states Adam Albright on working with Gomez. “I sent him the basic stuff, he sliced n’ diced and it, and it came back sick! The video was easy – Jahred flew into LA very early. We started smoking and shooting in Venice Beach and wound up at The Rainbow in Hollywood! The filming was super cool, a lot of fun… and I did NOT go to jail!”
The “Ride The Night” video was directed and edited by Matt Zane (Wayne Static, John 5,Orgy). The track on the video was mixed by Eddie Wohl (AnthraxFuel, Ill Nino) and mastered by Augustus Cryns (Stitched Up Heart, The Dead Rabbitts, The Academy Is).
DOPESICK is currently finishing recording with Patrick Burkholder at Pawnshop Studio in Van Nuys, CA. Pre-orders for The Love and Terror Cult will be available soon! Stay tuned for more new music coming from DOPESICK this summer and fall.

Whitechapel announces co-headlining USA tour with Suicide Silence this fall


Carnifex and Oceano to join as support, with Despised Icon on select dates

Currently on the road as part of the annual Warped Tour, Whitechapel has announced another USA trek – this time, co-headlining with Suicide Silence! Sponsored by BlackCraft Cult Clothing (, the “Straight Outta Hell” tour also features Carnifex and Oceano as support, with Despised Icon appearing at select shows. This must-see fall run kicks off in late September and ends in late October – stay tuned for complete dates coming soon!

Whitechapel recently released their sixth full-length, Mark of the Blade, worldwide via Metal Blade Records. Hailed as “an exciting milestone” (Alt Press), Mark of the Blade was produced by Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, Cannibal Corpse) and sees Whitechapel redefine who they are and what they are capable of with the resulting 11 tracks. Kicking off with “The Void” – which has a Slayer-esque ferocity that is perfectly suited to the band’s three-guitar attack – the songs that follow all leave a distinct impression, and by the time the rich, dark melodies on “Decennium” bring the record to a close, it’s impossible to deny the emotional weight brought to bear. Alex Wade explains, “At this point in our career and as we grow older, we are taking a more open-minded approach to creating our music, allowing what we think sounds good to evolve naturally, rather than to just write what is expected of us.”

New Motograter Video Interview In Sacramento, California

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Amber Rose chats with Matt “Nuke” Nunes, James Anthony Legion & Noah “Shark” Robertson of Motograter The Boardwalk