Sumerian Records Presents: 10 Years In The Black Tour Featuring Asking Alexandria, Born of Osiris and more


Sumerian Records continues to celebrate its 10 year anniversary, announcing the “10 Years In The Black Tour” featuring label artists Asking Alexandria and Born Of Osiris.

I See Stars, After The Burial, Upon a Burning Body and Bad Omens round out the North American tour, which launches on Oct. 25 at Seattle’s Showbox Sodo and wraps up in early December.

“I can’t remember the last time I was this excited for a tour,” Asking Alexandria guitarist Ben Bruce said. “Not only is this our first true North American headlining tour in two years, as well as our first real U.S. headliner with Denis [Stoff] as our vocalist, but this is also a tour celebrating the incredible 10 year journey of Sumerian Records. We couldn’t be more proud to headline such a pivotal tour package and to celebrate the music Sumerian has released. The tour will include our biggest production to date and the first trek out in support of our new album, The Black. This is going to be something incredibly special.”

“To see the celebration of a decade of Sumerian culminate with this tour is a true reflection of the communal spirit and vision that this label was built upon,” said Sumerian Records Founder Ash Avildsen. “Fans will get to see five headliners all go out together, which is very rare these days because of tour politics, egos, money and everything else that gets in the way of giving music lovers an unforgettable line-up. The fact that these five bands are sharing the stage together and still bringing an opening act to kick off the show makes this a truly special tour. I comment them all. Stay tuned for for lots of upcoming announcements about different activities for bands and fans to interact at at these shows that go beyond just watching them perform on stage. Mark my words: This will be the most progressive and interactive tour we have ever done. See you on the road.”

10 Years In The Black Tour:

October 25 Seattle, WA Showbox Sodo
October 27 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
October 28 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
October 29 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
October 31 Omaha, NE Slowdown
November 1 Chicago, IL House of Blues
November 4 Cleveland, OH Agora Theatre
November 6 Montreal, QC Metropolis
November 7 Toronto, ON Phoenix
November 9 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
November 10 Philadelphia, PA The Electric Factory
November 11 Portland, ME State Theatre
November 12 Worcester, MA The Palladium
November 14 New York, NY Webster Hall
November 15 Clifton Park, NY Upstate Concert Hall
November 16 Baltimore, MD Ram’s Head Live
November 18 Norfolk, VA NorVa Theatre
November 19 Charlotte, NC Amos Southend
November 20 Orlando, FL The Plaza Live
November 21 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution Live
November 23 Tampa, FL The Ritz
November 25 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
November 26 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Amphitheater
November 27 Dallas, TX The Bomb Factory
November 28 Lubbock, TX Lonestar Pavilion
November 29 Albuquerque, NM El Rey Theater
December 1 Las Vegas, NV Brooklyn Bowl
December 2 San Diego, CA SOMA
December 3 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
December 4 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom
December 6 Scottsdale, AZ Livewire

Asking Alexandria released The Black in late March, with the 12-song album debuting at #9 on the Billboard Top 200. Kerrang said “With The Black, Asking Alexandria have made the album that they’ve always wanted to make. Which also happens to be the album fans have always wanted to hear.” Born of Osiris released their fifth album, Soul Sphere, last fall, and are about to kick off the Sumerian Alliance tour in Europe. I See Stars just released the album Treehouse, which Alternative Press said offers “a powerful display of progression” for the band. Minneapolis’ After The Burial also have a recent release, Dig Deep, which arrived in February and was followed by a stint on the Sumerian Records 10 Year Anniversary tour. Upon a Burning Body just played the Chicago Open Air festival and are working on what will be their fourth album. Bad Omens release their self-titled debut in August.

DOPE Releases Official Music Video For Title Track “Blood Money” Announce Tour Dates With Motograter


Dope drops theatrical music video for the title track of their highly anticipated 6th studio album Blood Money Part 1. The album officially hits streets on Oct 28th via Entertainment One Music (eOne Music), but as of today, fans can Pre-Order the record, along with a plethora of bundle packages, meet and greets, and exclusive new merch designs here.

Dope recently announced the US dates of their Revolver Magazine sponsored “Die Mother Fucker Die” Reunion Tour, featuring support from the bands Flaw and Motograter. The Dope reunion tour will feature the classic line up of Edsel Dope, Acey Slade, Virus, & Racci Shay. Beginning 9/13 in San Francisco, the tour winds through the US before finishing up at the legendary Whiskey A Go Go in West Hollywood 10/30.

09/13 – San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
09/14 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
09/15 – Vancouver, BC @ The Rickshaw
09/16 – Pasco, WA @ La Tropicana
09/17 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
09/18 – Spokane, WA @ The Pin
09/19 – Idaho Falls, ID @ The Falls Venue
09/20 – Denver, CO @ Herman’s Hideaway
09/21 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Sunshine Studios
09/22 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
09/23 – St Louis, MO @ Firebird
09/24 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze
09/25 – Des Moines, IA @ Lefty’s
09/26 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Big’s Bar
09/27 – Waterloo, IA @ The Reverb
09/28 – Stevens Point, WI @ Live On Main
09/29 – Chippewa Falls, WI @ Every Buddy’s
09/30 – Battle Creek, MI @ Music Factory
10/01 – Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
10/02 – Madison, WI @ Sonic Boom
10/03 – Toledo, OH @ Realm
10/04 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
10/05 – Cleveland, OH @ The Agora
10/06 – Columbus, OH @ Park Street Saloon
10/07 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
10/08 – Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater
10/09 – Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
10/10 – Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck
10/11 – Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
10/12 – Montreal, QC @ Pirahna Bar
10/13 – Amityville, NY @ Revolution
10/14 – Worcester, MA @ Rock N Shock @ Palladium
10/15 – Baltimore, MD @ Fish Head Cantina
10/16 – Fayetteville, NC @ The Rock Shop
10/17 – Atlanta, GA @ Heaven – Masquerade
10/18 – Lake Charles, LA @ The Centerstage
10/19 – Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar
10/20 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
10/21 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
10/22 – Merriam, KS @ Aftershock
10/23 – Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th St. Collective
10/24 – Lubbock, TX @ Backstage
10/25 – Gallup, NM @ The Juggernaut
10/26 – Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto
10/27 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
10/28 – Las Vegas, NV @ Counts Vamp’d
10/29 – Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove of Anaheim
10/30 – W. Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky

Crobot premieres new music “a stomping slice of doom”


+ forthcoming album, Welcome To Fat City 
due September 23 via Wind-up Records
currently touring with The Virginmarys and Aeges 
+ upcoming dates with Sevendust this August

Catch the band on the road this Summer:

Monday, July 18th – Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero*
Saturday, July 23rd – New Orleans, LA @ Dragons Den*
Sunday, July 24th – Little Rock, AR @ Revolution Music Room*
Tuesday, July 26th – San Antonio, TX @ Fitzgerald’s*
Wednesday, July 27th – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar*
Tuesday, August 2nd – Bloomington, IL – Castle Theater **
Wednesday, August 3rd – Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights**
Friday, August 5th – Sturgis, ND – Full Throttle Saloon**
Saturday, August 6th – Fort Collins, CO – Aggie Theater**
Sunday, August 7th – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex**
Tuesday, August 9th – Regina, SK – Conexus Convention Hall**
Wednesday, August 10th – Calgary, AB – Marquee Beer Market & Stage**
Thursday, August 11th – Edmonton, AB – The Ranch**
Friday, August 12th – Saskatoon, SK – Saskatoon Events Center**
Sunday, August 14th – Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre**
Wednesday, August 17th – Toronto, ON – The Opera House**
Friday, August 19th – Council Bluggs – River Riot**
Saturday, August 20th – Columbia, MO – Blue Note* (also w/ Killswitch Engage)
Saturday, September 17th – Revolution Rock Festival – Mashantucket, CT
September 18th – Chester, PA – Rock Allegiance Festival
October 1st & 2nd – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life Festival
Friday, October 28 – Berlin, Germany @ Mercedes Benz Arena***
Monday, October 31 – Munich, Germany @ Olynphiahalle***
Tuesday, November 1 – Linz, Austria @ Tipps Arena***
Wednesday, November 2 – Vienna, Austria @ Stadhalle***
Friday, November 4 – Innsbruk, Austria @ Olympiagalle***
Saturday, November 5 – Vernier, Switzerland @ Arena***
Monday, November 7 – Stuttgart, Germnay @ Schleyerhalle***
Tuesday, November 8 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Hallenstadion***
Wednesday, November 9 – Koln, Germany @ LANXESS Arena***
Thursday, November 10 – Frankfurt, Germany @ Festhalle***
Saturday, November 12 – Leipzig, germany @ Arena***
Sunday, November 13 – Oberhausen, Germany @ Koenig-Pilsner Arena***
Monday, November 14 – Forest, Belgium @ Forest National***
Tuesday, November 15 – Amsterdam Zuidoost, Netherlands @ Ziggo Dome***
January 16th – 20th – Shipwrecked 2017

* with The Virginmarys, Aeges
** with Sevendust
*** with Volbeat

Asphyx announce new studio album title and release date!


Dutch Doom/Death Metal pioneers ASPHYX are ready to announce their new studio album release, following up on 2012’s acclaimed Deathhammer record! The new albumis now finished and will be entitled, Incoming Death, and will be released worldwide on September 30th, 2016 via Century Media Records.
Vocalist Martin van Drunen checked in with the following status report:
“Four and a half years after the release of “Deathhammer” we finally managed to finish its long awaited successor. It will be out on September the 30th,  as always on our beloved label Century Media. Expect 11 unmerciful battering tracks in the typical ASPHYX death/doom style, but also the most varied ASPHYX material up to date without losing our rawness, brutality and heaviness. The album will be entitled “Incoming Death”. And like “Deathhammer”, it’s a phrase that doesn’t really exist, but refers to what entrenched soldiers cry out when under severe artillery fire. Thus “Incoming Death” implies another relentless bombardment of monstrous ASPHYX death/doom metal!”

“Recorded on different locations throughout 2016 and once more mixed and mastered by the mighty Dan “The Man” Swanö. Serious ear bleedings guaranteed! It’s also our first record also featuring “Husky” on drums, who is now with us for already two and a half years molesting the pig skins with the absolute perfect ASPHYX attitude, passion, pride and mayhem. We are very proud of this best ASPHYX album ever! And knowing our dedicated fans worldwide, they will be proud of us as well! Soon we will hit the stages on every continent to do what we do best; Intense, loud, sweaty, filthy and ruthless live performances!”
And here is a list of upcoming ASPHYX shows in 2016:

07.23.2016 Ostrý Grún (Slovakia) – Gothoom Open Air

09.03.2016 Essen (Germany) – Turock Open Air
09.10.2016 Hüttikon (Switzerland) – Meh Suff Fest
09.17.2016 Püchersreuth (Germany) – StormCrusher Festival
11.19.2016 Ostrava (Czech Republic) – Dolní oblast Vítkovice
11.26.2016 Bucharest (Romania) – November To Dismember Festival

03.03-04.2017 Umea (Sweden) – House Of Metal Festival
More dates to be announced soon..

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