UP Close and On Fire with S and K Ep 29 Sezhu and Bill March

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UP Close and On Fire with S and K Ep 28 John Roginski and Alien Guitar Abduction

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EVIL SCARECROW release their storming new single ‘Hurricanado’

EVIL SCARECROW release their storming new single ‘Hurricanado‘ on 22nd July

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Bands In Vans week of 5/24/2016

ABIGAIL WILLIAMS:
5/21/2016 Fort Worth Metal Fest – Fort Worth, TX
5/22/2016 Korova – San Antonio, TX
5/23/2016 Walters – Houston, TX
5/24/2016 Dirty Dog Bar – Austin, TX
5/25/2016 Thunder Alley – Oklahoma City, OK
5/26/2016 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
5/27/2016 Bada Brew – Crest Hill, IL
5/28/2016 Bled Fest – Howell, MI
5/29/2016 Diamond Pub Concert Hall – Louisville, KY
5/30/2016 The Earl – Atlanta, GA
5/31/2016 The Handlebar – Pensacola, FL
6/01/2016 Siberia – New Orleans, LA

ABNORMALITY w/ Soulfly, Battlecross, Suffocation, Lody Kong:
5/13/2016 The Falls – Idaho, ID
5/14/2016 Main Street Studios – Walla Walla, WA
5/15/2016 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
5/17/2016 Dantes – Portland, OR
5/18/2016 Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA
5/19/2016 Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA
5/20/2016 Whisky A Go Go — Los Angeles, CA

ACT OF DEFIANCE:
5/20/2016 Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA #
5/21/2016 3rd Street Pub @ Metalfest – Bend, OR
5/22/2016 Jazzbones -Tacoma, WA #
5/23/2016 Tony V’s Garage – Everett, WA  #
5/24/2016 The Pin – Spokane, WA #
5/26/2016 Dickens Pub – Calgary, AB #
5/27/2016 Brixx – Edmonton, AB #
5/28/2016 Louie’s – Saskatoon, SK #
5/29/2016 The Exchange – Regina, SK #
5/31/2016 The Park Theatre – Winnipeg, MB #
6/01/2016 Rockhouse – Thunder Bay, ON #
6/03/2016 The Asylum – Sudbury, ON #
6/05/2016 Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC ***
6/06/2016 Opera House – Toronto, ON ***
6/07/2016 Mr. Small’s Theatre – Milvale, PA ***
6/08/2016 Upstate Concert Hall – Albany, NY ***
6/09/2016 Higher Ground – Burlington, VT ***
6/10/2016 Lupos – Providence, RI ***
6/11/2016 Toad’s Place – New Haven, CT ***
6/12/2016 Blackthorn 51 – Elmhurst, NY #
6/13/2016  Amityville Music Hall – Amityville, NY #
6/14/2016 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA #
6/16/2016 Oddbody’s – Dayton, OH #
6/17/2016 The HiTone Cafe – Memphis, TN #
6/18/2016 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK #
6/19/2016 Backstage – Lubbock, TX #
6/23/2016 The Co-Op – Albuquerque, NM #
6/24/2016 The Green Room – Flagstaff, AZ #
6/25/2016 Whisky-A-Go-Go – Los Angeles, CA #
# – ACT OF DEFIANCE headlining shows
*** – supporting Hatebreed, DevilDriver

AGAINST THE GRAIN w/ Anvil:
5/18/2016 The Brauer House – Lombard, IL
6/15/2016 The Earl  – Atlanta, GA
6/16/2016 The Southgate House – Newport, KY
6/17/2016 The Fifth Quarter Lounge  – Indianapolis, IA
6/18/2016 The Foundry – Lakewood, OH

AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED:
6/18/2016 Hellfest – Clisson, FR
10/20-23/2016 Southwest Terror Fest V – Tucson, AZ

ALARIC:
6/15/2016 The Complex – Los Angeles, CA w/ Ides Of Gemini
6/16/2016 TBA – Long Beach, CA
6/17/2016 Womb Room – Las Vegas, NV
6/18/2016 The Quarry – Bisbee, AZ
6/19/2016 Meow Wolf – Santa Fe, NM
6/20/2016 TBA – Austin, TX
6/21/2016 TBA – Houston, TX
6/22/2016 Three Links – Dallas TX w/ Pinkish Black
6/23/2016 TBA – Oklahoma City, OK
6/24/2016 Hi Dive – Denver, CO
6/25/2016 Fraternal Order Of The Eagles Lodge – Ogden, UT
6/26/2016 TBA – Boise, ID
6/27/2016 Highline – Seattle, WA
6/28/2016 Obsidiak – Olympia, WA
6/29/2016 High Water Mark – Portland, OR
6/30/2016 Starline – Sacramento, CA
7/01/2016 Elbo Room – San Francisco, CA

ANIQATIA:
6/18/2016 McCoole’s – Quakertown, PA

AMON AMARTH w/ Entombed A.D., Exmortus:
5/13/2016 O’Brian’s Event Centre – Saskatoon, SK
5/14/2016 MacEwan Ballroom – Calgary, AB
5/16/2016 The Commodore – Vancouver, BC
5/17/2016 Showbox Market – Seattle, WA
5/18/2016 Roseland Theater – Portland, OR
5/20/2016 The Warfield – San Francisco, CA
5/21/2016 The Wiltern Theater – Los Angeles, CA

ARMORED SAINT w/ Metal Church:
6/03/2016 M15 – Corona, CA
6/04/2016 Whisky-A-Go-Go – Hollywood, CA
6/05/2016 Brick by Brick – San Diego, CA
6/06/2016 Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas, NV
6/08/2016 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
6/10/2016 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
6/11/2016 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
7/14/2016 Underworld – London, UK
7/16/2016 Rock Fest Barcelona @ Parc de Can – Barcelona, ES
7/28/2016 Headbangers Open Air – Brande-Hornerkirchen, DE
7/29/2016 Saarmageddon @ Messegeland e- Saarbrucken, DE
7/30/2016 Nord Open Air – Essen, DE
10/ 8/2016 Loud Park Festival – Tokyo, JP

AUROCH:
5/19/2016 Briefcase Fest – Toronto, ON w/ Mitochondrian, Phobocosm
5/20/2016 La Vitorla – Montreal, QC w/ Mitochondrian, Phobocosm
5/21/2016 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY w/ Mitochondrian, Phobocosm
5/22/2016 Ralph’s Diner – Worcester, MA w/ Mitochondrian, Phobocosm
5/23/2016 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA w/ Mitochondrian, Phobocosm
5/24/2016 Iron And Blood – Lynchburg, VA w/ Mitochondrian, Phobocosm
5/25/2016 Millcreek Tavern – Philadelphia, PA w/ Mitochondrian, Phobocosm
5/26-29/2016 Maryland Deathfest – Baltimore, MD

AUTHOR & PUNISHER w/ Weedeater, Today Is The Day,  Lord Dying Part II:
5/13/2016 Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA
5/14/2016 Rock Island Brewing Co – Rock Island, IL
5/15/2016 Reggies – Chicago, IL
5/17/2016 Outpost – Kent, OH
5/18/2016 Pike Room – Pontiac, MI
5/19/2016 Mavericks – Ottawa, ON
5/20/2016 Hard Luck – Toronto, ON
5/21/2016. Petite Campus – Montreal, QC
5/22/2016 ONCE Ballroom – Boston, MA
5/23/2016 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
5/24/2016 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
5/27/2016 Hardywood Brewery – Richmond, VA

BARDUS:
5/29/2016 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA w/ Yautja, Whoresnation

BATTLECROSS w/ Soulfly, Suffocation, Abnormality, Lody Kong:
5/13/2016 The Falls – Idaho, ID
5/14/2016 Main Street Studios – Walla Walla, WA
5/15/2016 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
5/17/2016 Dantes – Portland, OR
5/18/2016 Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA
5/19/2016 Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA
5/20/2016 Whisky A Go Go — Los Angeles, CA
5/28/2016 Bled Fest – Howell, MI * BATTLECROSS only

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME:
5/22/2016 Rock On The Range – Columbus, OH

BLACK WIZARD:
6/02/2016 Logan’s Pub – Victoria, BC
6/03/2016 SBC – Vancouver, BC
6/04/2016 Vantopia Fest – Calgary, AB
6/05/2016 Amigo’s – Saskatoon, SK
6/07/2016 The Windsor – Winnipeg, MB
6/08/2016 Crocks – Thunder Bay, ON
6/10/2016 Hard Luck – Toronto, ON
6/11/2016 Turbo Haus – Montreal, QC
6/14/2016 The Capital – Fredericton, NB
6/15/2016 Panic Room – Saint John, NB
6/16/2016 Gus Pub – Halifax, NS
6/17/2016 Esquire Tavern – Moncton, NB
6/18/2016 Le Murdoch – Sherbrooke, QC
6/19/2016 Scanner – Quebec City, QC
6/21/2016 Doors Pub – Hamilton, ON
6/22/2016 Call The Office – London, ON
6/24/2016 North Hill Inn – Brandon, MB
6/25/2016 The Exchange – Regina, SK
6/26/2016 DV8 – Edmonton, AB
6/27/2016 Siksika – Siksika Nation, AB
6/28/2016 The Dirty Jersey – Kamloops, BC

CASTLE:
6/15/2016 Yucca Tap – Phoenix, AZ
6/16/2016 The Sandbox – El Paso, TX
6/17/2016 Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX
6/18/2016 Rudyards – Houston, TX
6/19/2016 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
6/20/2016 New World Brewery – Tampa, FL
6/21/2016 Burro Bar – Jacksonville, FL
6/22/2016 The Jinx – Savannah, GA
6/23/2016 Reggies – Wilmington, NC
6/24/2016 Maryland Doom Fest – Frederick, MD
6/25/2016 Ace of Cups – Columbus, OH
6/26/2016 5th Quarter – Indianapolis, IN
6/27/2016 Skeletunes – Ft. Wayne, IN
6/28/2016 Vaudeville – Des Moines, IA
6/29/2016 O’Leaver’s – Omaha, NE
6/30/2016 Flux Capacitor – Colorado Springs, CO
7/01/2016 Metro Bar – Salt Lake City, UT
7/02/2016 Chateau le Punk – Las Vegas, NV
7/17/2016 Slidebar – Fullerton, CA #
7/19/2016 Mission Tobacco – Riverside, CA  #
7/20/2016 Elbo Room – San Francisco, CA #
7/21/2016 Hi Water Mark – Portland, OR #
7/22/2016  Funhouse – Seattle, WA  #
7/23/2016 The Palace Lounge – Missoula, MT #
7/24/2016 Railyard – Billings, MT #
7/26/2016 Reggies – Chicago, IL *
7/27/2016 High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI *
7/28/2016 Franks Power Plant – Milwaukee, WI  *
7/29/2016 Shakespeare Pub – Kalamazoo, MI *
7/30/2016 Corktown Tavern – Detroit, MI *
7/31/2016 Howlers – Pittsburgh, PA *^
8/01/2016 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH ^
8/02/2016 Rockin Buffalo Saloon – Buffalo, NY ^
8/03/2016 Geno’s – Portland, ME ^ w/ Hessian
8/04/2016 Ralph’s – Worcester, MA ^ w/ Pilgrim
8/05/2016 Acheron – Brooklyn, NY ^ w/ Pilgrim
8/06/2016 The Fire – Philadelphia, PA ^ w/ Pilgrim
8/07/2016 TBA – Washington, DC
8/08/2016 Riffhaus – Chesapeake, VA
8/09/2016 Pilot Light – Knoxville, TN
8/10/2016 The End – Nashville, TN
8/11/2016 Vino’s – Little Rock, AR
8/12/2016 The Grotto – Ft. Worth, TX
8/13/2016 The Lost Well – Austin, TX
8/14/2016 Lizard Lounge – Wichita, KS
8/16/2016 The Underground – Santa Fe, NM
8/17/2016 The Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
8/18/2016  Flycatcher – Tucson, AZ
8/19/2016 The Merrow – San Diego, CA
8/20/2016 The Complex – Los Angeles, CA
# w/ Disenchanter
* w/ Brimstone Coven
^ w/ Blizaro

CHILD BITE:
5/13/2016 Patio Café Iguana – Monterrey, NL
5/14/2016 Gato Calavera- Ciudad de México, DF
5/15/2016 Foro Independencia – Guadalajara, JA
w/ Voivod, King Parrot:
5/19/2016 Gas Monkey – Dallas, TX
5/20/2016 The Rock Box – San Antonio, TX
5/21/2016 Barracuda – Austin, TX
5/23/2016 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
5/25/2016 Aggie Theatre – Ft. Collins, CO
5/26/2016 Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO
5/27/2016 Liquid Joes – Salt Lake City, UT
5/28/2016 Vinyl / Hard Rock Café – Las Vegas, NV
5/30/2016 The Rebel Lounge – Phoenix, AZ
5/31/2016 Green Room – Flagstaff, AZ
6/01/2016 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
6/02/2016 The Whisky A Go Go – Los Angeles, CA
6/03/2016 The Underground – Santa Ana, CA
6/04/2016 Strummers – Fresno, CA
6/07/2016 The Ritz – San Jose, CA
6/08/2016 Slims – San Francisco, CA
6/09/2016 WoW Hall – Eugene, OR
6/10/2016 Dante’s- Portland, OR
6/11/2016 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
6/12/2016 Distrikt – Victoria, BC
6/13/2016 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
6/15/2016 Dickens – Calgary, AB
6/16/2016 Starlight Room – Edmonton, AB
6/17/2016 The Exchange – Regina, SK
6/18/2016 Good Will Social Club – Winnipeg, MB
6/19/2016 Crocks – Thunder Bay, ON
6/21/2016 Call The Office – London, ON
6/22/2016 This Ain’t Hollywood – Hamilton, ON **
6/24/2016 Hard Luck – Toronto, ON w/ Psycroptic **
6/25/2016 Amnesia Rockfest – Montebello, QC
6/26/2016 La Source De La Martiniere – Quebec City, QC
6/27/2016 Nectar’s – Burlington, VT **
6/28/2016 Once – Somerville, MA **
6/29/2016 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY **
6/30/2016 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA **
7/01/2016 Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA #
7/02/2016 Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH #
** w/ King Parrot (no Voivod)
# CHILD BITE only

COFFIN DUST:
9/15-18/2016 Shadow Woods Metal Fest – White Hall, MD

CONCLAVE:
5/13/2016 One Bar & Grill/Pearl St. – Northampton, MA
6/30/2016 Ralph’s Rock Diner – Worcester, MA * Record Release Show
6/23/2016 Grub Sweat & Beers Fest @ O’Brien’s – Cambridge, MA
8/27/2016 RPM Fest – Greenfield, MA

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY w/ Lamb Of God, Clutch:
5/13/2016 Westfair Amphitheater – Council Bluffs, IA
5/14/2016 Spicoli’s – Waterloo, IA (no LOG or Clutch)
5/16/2016 Magic City Music Hall – Binghamton, NY
5/17/2016 The Paramount – Huntington, NY
5/18/2016 Higher Ground – So. Burlington, VT w/ Clutch (no LOG)
5/19/2016 TD Echo Beach – Toronto, ON
5/20/2016 Schaghticoke Fairgrounds – Schaghticoke, NY
5/23/2016 The Cotillion – Wichita, KS
5/24/2016 Red Rocks Amphitheater – Morrison, CO
5/25/2016 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
5/27/2016 Comerica Theatre – Phoenix, AZ
5/28/2016 Fox Theater Pomona – Pomona, CA
5/29/2016 Fox Theater – Oakland, CA
5/31/2016 WaMu Theater @ CenturyLink Field Events – Seattle, WA
6/01/2016 Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Vancouver, BC
6/02/2016 South Okanagan Events Centre – Penticton, BC
6/04/2016 Calgary Stampede Corral – Calgary, AB
6/05/2016 Shaw Conference Centre – Edmonton, AB
6/06/2016 Saskatoon Prairieland Exhibition Park – Saskatoon, SK
6/07/2016 Burton Cummings Theatre – Winnipeg, MB
6/10/2016 Piere’s Entertainment Center – Ft. Wayne, IN w/ Clutch, Valkyrie (No LOG)

COUGH:
6/03/2016 Hardywood – Richmond, VA w/ Tasha Yar, Forest Of Legend

DESTROYER OF LIGHT:
6/16/2016 The Grotto – Fort Worth, TX
6/17/2016 Road Map – Texarkana, AR
6/18/2016 Soundpony – Tulsa, OK
6/19/2016 The Elbow Room – Wichita, KS
6/20/2016 Bourbon Theatre – Lincoln, NB
6/21/2016 Three Kings Tavern – Denver, CO
6/22/2016 Flux Capicitor – Colorado Springs, CO
6/24/2016 Wastelander Studio – Boise, ID
6/25/2016 VFW – Missoula, MT
6/26/2016 Emerald of Slam – Richland, WA
6/27/2016 Victory Lounge – Seattle, WA
6/28/2016 The Panic Room – Portland, OR
6/29/2016 The Wandering Goat – Eugene, OR
6/30/2016 Club 66 – Ashland, OR
7/01/2016 Starlite – Sacramento, CA
7/02/2016 Hemlock Tavern – San Francisco, CA
7/03/2016 Sweet Water Saloon – Los Osos, CA
7/04/2016 Lexington – Los Angeles, CA
7/05/2016 Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
7/06/2016 The Womb Room – Las Vegas, NV
7/07/2016 Yucca Tap Room -Tempe, AZ
7/08/2016 Gary’s Place – Tucson, AZ
7/09/2016 The Sandbox – El Paso, TX
7/10/2016 The District O’Bar – Lubbock, TX
7/11/2016 The Grand – Austin, TX

DIE CHOKING:
5/13/2016 Obrien’s – Boston, MA w/ Pyrrhon
5/14/2016 Geno’s Rock Club – Portland, ME w/ Pyrrhon
5/15/2016 – Westcott Community Center – Syracuse, NY
5/24/2016 The Meatlocker – Monclair, NJ w/ Full Of Hell, Organ Dealer, Sunrot
5/26/2016 Boot n Saddle – Philadelphia, PA w/ Rotten Sound, Ramming Speed
6/03/2016 Distant Castle – Worcester, MA w/ Eaten
6/04/2016 Katacombes – Montreal, QC @ Earslaughter Fest w/ Birdflesh, Malignant Tumor, more [info]
6/05/2016 TBA – Binghamton, NY
7/08-10/2016 Tiny Boat Art Space in Asheville, NC@ Blood Rust II Fest w/ Torch Runner, Prisoner, more
8/25-27/2016 Full Terror Assault Fest – Cave-In-Rock, IL w/ Rotten Sound, Dying Fetus, Cephalic Carnage
9/02-04/2016 Rotten Fest – Tallahassee, FL

DISTRICT 97:
5/13/2016 Reggies Music Joint – Chicago, IL w/ Tiles, Kid, Louis Cole [info]
5/15/2016 Token Lounge – Detroit, MI w/ Tiles [info]
5/16/2016 Orion – Baltimore, MD w/ Tiles [info]
5/17/2015 Roxy and Duke’s Roadhouse – Dunellen, NJ w/ Tiles [info]
5/18/2016 Kennett Flash – Kennett Square, PA w/ Valdez [info]
5/19/2016 Drom – New York, NY @ NYC Prog Rock Night w/ IZZ, Tiles, 3RDegree [info]
5/20/2016 Musica – Akron, OH w/ Tiles [info]
2/07-11/2017 Cruise To The Edge – Tampa, FL/Cozumel, MX [info]

THE DREAD CREW OF ODDWOOD:
5/14-15/2016 The Renaissance Pleasure Faire – Irwindale, CA [info]
5/21-22/2016 The Renaissance Pleasure Faire – Irwindale, CA [info]
5/29/2016 The Viper Room – West Hollywood, CA w/ Tengger Cavalry, Empyrean Throne, Unicorn Death [info]

ETERNAL SLEEP:
6/17/2016 The Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL w/ Nails, Full Of Hell, God’s Hate
6/18/2016 The Loving Touch – Detroit, MI w/ Nails, Full Of Hell, God’s Hate
6/19/2016 Hard Luck – Toronto, ON w/ Nails, Full Of Hell, God’s Hate
6/20/2016 Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC w/ Nails, Full Of Hell, God’s Hate
6/21/2016 Middle East – Boston, MA w/ Nails, Full Of Hell, God’s Hate
6/22/2016 Marlin Room at Webster Hall – New York, NY w/ Nails, Full Of Hell, God’s Hate
6/23/2016 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA w/ Nails, Full Of Hell, God’s Hate
6/24/2016 Ottobar – Baltimore, MD w/ Nails, Full Of Hell, God’s Hate
6/25/2016 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA w/ Nails, Full Of Hell, God’s Hate
6/27/2016 High Note – Birmingham, AL
6/28/2016 Walters – Houston, TX w/ Blistered
6/29/2016 TBA – San Antonio, TX w/ Blistered
7/01/2016 51 West – Tempe, AZ w/ Blistered
7/02/2016 Programme HQ – Fullerton, CA w/ Blistered
7/03/2016 The Industry – Chula Vista, CA w/ Blistered
7/05/2016 Union – Los Angeles, CA w/ Blistered
7/06/2016 Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA w/ Blistered
7/08/2016 Moon Room – Denver, CO w/ Blistered
7/09/2016 house show – Columbia, MO w/ Blistered
7/10/2016 Northside Yacht Club – Cincinnati, OH w/ Blistered
8/05/2016 Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA @ This Is Hardcore w/ Integrity, Ringworm, Nails [info]

EYE:
5/13/2016 Ace Of Cups – Columbus, OH w/ Zombi [info]
8/20/2016 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY @ The Obelisk All-Dayer [info]

EYEHATEGOD w/ Discharge, Toxic Holocaust:
5/28/2016 Southport Music Hall – New Orleans, LA w/ Mountain Of Wizard, Abysmal Lord, Six Pack
5/29/2016 Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA [Tickets]
5/30/2016 Webster Hall/Marlin Room – New York, NY w/ Ringworm [Tickets]
5/31/2016 Reggies – Chicago, IL w/ Ringworm [Tickets]
6/01/2016 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC [Tickets]
6/02/2016 Studio Seven –  Seattle, WA [Tickets]
6/03/2016 Dante’s – Portland, OR [Tickets]
6/04/2016 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA [Tickets]
6/05/2016 Glass House – Pomona, CA [Tickets]
6/06/2016 The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA [Tickets]

GOATWHORE:
8/05/2016 Stade Régis Perrin – Saint Maurice De Gourdans, FR
8/06/2016 Garage – Saarbrücken, DE w/ Converge
8/07/2016 Stade Régis Perrin – Saint Maurice De Gourdans, FR
8/08/2016 Dynamo – Zürich, CH
8/09/2016 Rockhouse – Salzburg, AT
8/11/2016 Bloodstock FestivaL – Derbyshire, UK
8/12/2016 Party San Open Air Fest – Schlotheim, DE
8/13/2016 Ieper Festival – Ieper, BE
8/15/2016 Towr – Breme, DE
8/16/2016 Beta – Copenhagen, DK
8/17/2016 Lido – Berlin, DK
8/19/2016 Motorcultor Festival – Theix, FR

THE GOLDEN GRASS:
5/13/2016 Le Coq D’or – Olten, CH*
5/14/2016 Cafe Tiko – Erfurt, DE*
5/15/2016 Kulturbahnof – Jena, DE*
5/16/2016 Projekt Lab – Poznan, PL
5/17/2016 Chmury – Warzawa, PL
5/18/2016 Underground 2 – Sosnowiec, PL
5/19/2016 Klub Luc – Trencin, SK
5/20/2016 Fuga – Bratislava, SK
5/23/2016 Exit Club – Dusseldorf, DE
5/24/2016 Haags Pop Centrum – Den Haag, NL
5/25/2016 Black Heart – London, UK
5/27/2016 Geber De Noble – Leiden, NL
5/28/2016 Freak Valley Festival – Seigen, DE
*w/ Travelin Jack

GRIME:
5/13/2016 Arcadia – Vicenza, IT
5/14/2016 Venezia Hardcore Fest – Venice, IT
5/28/2016 Krampfest – Godovic, SI
6/03/2016 Toxoplasmose Festival – Saint-Imier, CH
7/02/2016 St. Helena Doomfest – Munich, DE
8/07/2016 Disintegrate Your Ignorance Festival – Giavera del Montella, IT w/ Converge, Extinction of Mankind

HIDEOUS DIVINITY w/ Cannibal Corpse, Krisiun:
5/13/2016 Substage – Karlsruhe, DE
5/14/2016 Rock Hard Festival – Gelsenkirchen, DE 

HISSING:
5/28/2016 Substation – Seattle, WA w/ Atriarch, Addaura [info]
6/06/2016 The Ready Room – St. Louis, MO w/ Sunn O))), Big|Brave
6/07/2016 Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL w/ Sunn O))), Big|Brave
6/08/2016 Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH w/ Sunn O))), Big|Brave
6/09/2016 El Club – Detroit, MI w/ Sunn O))), Big|Brave

HONKY:
6/11/2016 R.O.T. Rally @ Cowboy Harley-Davidson – Austin, TX
7/08/2016 Boneshakers – Corpus Cristi, TX
7/09/2016 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
7/26/2016 Portland Arms – Cambridge, UK
7/27/2016 The Cavern – Exeter, UK
7/28/2016 The Underworld – London, UK
7/29/2016 The Bullingdon – Oxford, UK
7/30/2016 Red Sun Festival – Cardiff, UK
7/31/2016 Craufurd Arms – Milton Keynes, UK
8/01/2016 Exchange – Bristol, UK
8/02/2016 The Iron Road – Evesham, UK
8/03/2016 Arches Venue – Coventry, UK
8/04/2016 The Anvil – Bournemouth, UK

IDES OF GEMINI:
8/26-28/2016 Psycho Vegas – Las Vegas, NV

INANIMATE EXISTENCE w/ Hate Eternal, Vital Remains, Black Fast:
5/13/2016 Harpos – Detroit, MI
5/14/2016 The Underground – Hamilton, ON
5/15/2016 Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
5/16/2016 Cafe Dekcuf – Ottawa, ON *
5/17/2016 L’Anti – Quebec City, QC
5/18/2016 Palladium – Worcester, MA
5/19/2016 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
5/20/2016 Day Ch. 66 – Hammonton, NJ *
5/21/2016 Voltage Lounge – Philadelphia, PA
5/22/2016 The Rabbit Hole – NC
5/23/2016 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
5/25/2016 Culture Room – Fort Lauderdale, FL
5/27/2016 The Haven – Winter Park, FL *
5/28/2016 The Hideaway – Johnson City, TN *
5/29/2016 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO *
5/30/2016 Trailside Saloon – Thornton, CO *
5/31/2016 Metro Bar – Salt Lake City, UT *
6/01/2016 PB&J’s – Reno, NV *
* INANIMATE EXISTENCE Only

INTEGRITY:
6/23-26/2016 Amnesia Rockfest – Montebello, QC [info]
8/04-07/2016 Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA @ This Is Hardcore [info]

KING DEAD:
6/11/2016 Darkside Records – Poughkeepsie, NY w/ Geezer, Linear North

KING PARROT w/ Voivod, Child Bite:
5/19/2016 Gas Monkey – Dallas, TX
5/20/2016 The Rock Box – San Antonio, TX
5/21/2016 Barracuda – Austin, TX
5/23/2016 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
5/25/2016 Aggie Theatre – Ft. Collins, CO
5/26/2016 Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO
5/27/2016 Liquid Joes – Salt Lake City, UT
5/28/2016 Vinyl / Hard Rock Café – Las Vegas, NV
5/30/2016 The Rebel Lounge – Phoenix, AZ
5/31/2016 Green Room – Flagstaff, AZ
6/01/2016 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
6/02/2016 The Whisky A Go Go – Los Angeles, CA
6/03/2016 The Underground – Santa Ana, CA
6/04/2016 Strummers – Fresno, CA
6/07/2016 The Ritz – San Jose, CA
6/08/2016 Slims – San Francisco, CA
6/09/2016 WoW Hall – Eugene, OR
6/10/2016 Dante’s- Portland, OR
6/11/2016 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
6/12/2016 Distrikt – Victoria, BC
6/13/2016 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
6/15/2016 Dickens – Calgary, AB
6/16/2016 Starlight Room – Edmonton, AB
6/17/2016 The Exchange – Regina, SK
6/18/2016 Good Will Social Club – Winnipeg, MB
6/19/2016 Crocks – Thunder Bay, ON
6/21/2016 Call The Office – London, ON
6/22/2016 This Ain’t Hollywood – Hamilton, ON **
6/24/2016 Hard Luck – Toronto, ON w/ Psycroptic **
6/25/2016 Amnesia Rockfest – Montebello, QC
6/26/2016 La Source De La Martiniere – Quebec City, QC
6/27/2016 Nectar’s – Burlington, VT **
6/28/2016 Once – Somerville, MA **
6/29/2016 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY **
6/30/2016 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA **
** w/ Child Bite (no Voivod)

LAMENT CITYSCAPE:
10/20-23/2016 Southwest Terror Fest V – Tucson, AZ [info]
10/28-30/2016 Trans Pecos – Queens, NY @ Autumn Dirges Festival [info]

MANTAR:
5/13/2016 Post Valley – Gießen, DE
5/14/2016 Doomed Gatherings @ Glazart – Paris, FR
5/27/2016 Freak Valley Festival – Siegen, DE
5/28/2016 Visbek Rockt – Visbek, DE
6/03/2016 Metalhead Meeting – Bucharest, RO
6/05/2016 Metalfest Open Air – Plzen, CZ
6/18/2016 Hellfest – Clisson, FR
7/01/2016 Tuska – Helsinki, FI
7/16/2016 Gefle Metal Festival – Gävle, SE
8/07-09/2016 Heavy Montreal – Montreal, QC
8/17-20/2016 Summer Breeze – Dinkelsbühl, DE
8/26-28/2016 Psycho Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV
10/14-16/2016 California Deathfest – Oakland, CA

MARS RED SKY:
5/13/2016 The Phoenix – Coventry, UK
5/14/2016 Birthdays – London, UK
5/15/2016 Rebellion – Manchester, UK
5/16/2016 Audio – Glasgow, UK
8/20/2016 Saint Vitus Dar – Brooklyn, NY @ The Obelisk All-Dayer
8/21/2016 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
8/23/2016 Spirit – Pittsburgh, PA
8/26/2016 The Smiling Buddha – Toronto, CA Doom Over Toronto Festival
8/27/2016 Reggies – Chicago, IL
8/28/2016 Hard Rock Hotel And Casino –  Las Vegas, NV @ Psycho Las Vegas Festival
8/30/2016 The Viper Room – Los Angeles, CA
9/01/2016 Starlite Lounge – Sacramento, CA
9/02/2016 Panic Room – Portland, OR
9/03/2016 The Fun House  – Seattle, WA

MOTHER FEATHER:
5/13/2016 Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY
5/14/2016 Milkboy – Philadelphia, PA

MOTHER FEATHER Warped Tour Dates:
6/24/2016 Gexa Energy – Pavilion Dallas, TX
6/25/2016 AT&T Center – San Antonio, TX
6/26/2016 NRG Park Main Street Lot – Houston, TX
6/27/2016 Port Of New Orleans – New Orleans, LA
6/29/2016 The Fairgrounds Nashville – Nashville, TN
6/30/2016 Aaron’s Amphitheater At Lakewood – Atlanta, GA
7/01/2016 Vinoy Park – St. Petersburg,h FL
7/02/2016 Tinker Field – Orlando, FL
7/03/2016 Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
7/05/2016 PNC Music Pavilion – Charlotte, NC
7/06/2016 Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheatr – Virginia Beach, VA
7/07/2016 Lakeview Amphitheater – Syracuse, NY
7/08/2016 BB&T Pavilion – Camden, NJ
7/09/2016 Nikon At Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
7/10/2016 Xfinity Theatre – Hartford, CT
7/11/2016 The Pavilion At Montage Mountain – Scranton PA
7/13/2016 Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA
7/14/2016 Darien Lake PAC – Darien Center, NY
7/15/2016 First Niagara Pavilion – Pittsburgh, NJ
7/16/2016 Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
7/17/2016 PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
7/19/2016 Klipsch Music Center – Indianapolis, IN
7/20/2016 Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, OH
7/21/2016 Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
7/22/2016 The Palace Of Auburn Hills – Detroit, MI
7/23/2016 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago, IL
7/24/2016 Canterbury Park – Shakopee, MN
7/26/2016 Marcus Amphitheatre – Milwaukee, MI
7/27/2016 Hollywood Casino – St. Louis, MO
7/28/2016 Providence Medical Center Amphitheater – Bonners Spring, KS
7/30/2016 Utah State Fairpark – Salt Lake City, UT
7/31/2016 Pepsi Center Arena Lot  –  Denver, CO
8/01/2016 Balloon Fiesta Park – Albuquerque, NM
8/02/2016 Salt River Fields – Phoenix, AZ
8/05/2016 Qualcomm Stadium Lot – San Diego, CA
8/06/2016 Shoreline Amphitheatre – San Francisco, CA
8/07/2016 Pomona Fairplex – Pomona, CA
8/09/2016 TBA – Las Vegas, NV
8/11/2016 Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater – Boise, ID
8/12/2016 White River – Auburn, WA
8/13/2016 Portland Expo Center – Portland, OR

MOUNTAIN OF WIZARD:
5/28/2016 Southport Music Hall – New Orleans, LA w/ Mountain Of Wizard, Abysmal Lord, Six Pack

MUSKET HAWK Desolate Road Spring 2016 Tour w/ Disparo!:
5/25/2016 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
5/26/2016 Trinity Chapel – Fredrick, MD
5/28/2016 Sidebar Tavern – Baltimore, MD
5/29/2016 Metropolitan Café – Annapolis, MD
5/30/2016 McCormack’s Irish Pub – Richmond, VA
5/31/2016 TBA – Columbia, SC
6/02/2016 TBA – Charleston, SC
6/03/20156 Static Age Records -Ashville, NC
6/04/2016 SchoolKids Records – Raleigh, NC (no Disparo!)

NATIVE CONSTRUCT w/ Mandroid Echostar, Auras:  
5/14/2016 The Gate – Calgary, AB
5/16/2016 Mercury Room – Edmonton, AB
5/18/2016 The Venue  – Vancouver,  BC
5/19/2016 Studio 7 – Seattle, WA
5/20/2016 Ash Street – Portland, OR
5/21/2016 Shredder – Boise, ID
5/23/2016 Mesa Lounge – Grand Junction, CO
5/24/2016 Lookout Lounge – Omaha, NE
5/26/16Big Shots – Valpariso, IN
5/28/2016 Water Street Music Hall – Rochester, NY
5/30/2016 Ritual – Ottawa, ON
5/31/2016 L’anti Bar & Spectacles – Quebec City, QC
06/01/2016 Bar Le Ritz – Montreal, QC
06/02/2016 Rum Runners – London, ON
06/03/2016 Roxy Side Room – Barrie, ON
06/04/2016 Velvet Underground – Toronto, ON

NECROT w/ Skullshitter:
5/13/2016 The Clinic – New Brunswick, NJ
5/14/2016 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
5/15/2016 Millcreek Tavern – Philadelphia, PA

NEUROSIS:
8/11/2016 Festa Radio Onda D’Urto – Brescia, IT [tickets]
8/13/2016 Oya Festival – Oslo, NO [tickets]
8/20/2016 Motocultor Festival – St. Nolff, FR [tickets]
8/21/2016 Amplifest – Porto, PT [tickets]

NIGHTFELL:
8/12-14/2016 Capitol Theater – Olympia, WA @ Migration Festival [info]

POWER TRIP:
8/04-07/2016 Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA @ This Is Hardcore
10/20-23/2016 191 Toole – Tucson, AZ @ Southwest Terror Fest

PYRRHON:
5/13/2016 Obrien’s – Boston, MA w/ Die Choking
5/14/2016 Geno’s Rock Club – Portland, ME w/ Die Choking

RHIN:
5/26/2016 VClub – Huntington, WV w/ Ratship
5/27/2016 The Green Lantern – Lexington, KY w/ Ratship
5/28/2016 Nightmare House on Elm Street – Bowling Green, KY w/ Ratship
5/29/2016 Springwater Bar – Nashville, TN w/ Ratship
5/30/2016 Lost Cross House – Carbondale, IL w/ Ratship
5/31/2016 Black Sheep Cafe – Springfield, IL w/ Ratship
6/01/2016 Institute 4 Creativity – Champaign, IL w/ Ratship
6/02/2016 House Show – Bloomington, IN w/ Ratship
6/03/2016 Modern Cult Records – Louisville, KY w/ Ratship
6/04/2016 Rake’s End – Cincinnati, OH w/ Ratship
6/05/2016 Spacebar – Columbus, OH w/ Ratship

RINGS OF SATURN:
The Coffin Dragger Tour w/ Thy Art Is Murder, Fit For An Autopsy, Dark Sermon:

5/13/2016 Baltimore Sound Stage – Baltimore, MD
5/14/2016 Game Changer World – Freehold, NJ
5/15/2016 Webster Underground – Hartford, CT
5/16/2016 Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY
5/18/2016 Revolution Bar & Music Hall – Amityville, NY
5/19/2016 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
The Space Slam North American Tour 2016 w/ The Browning Lorna Shore:
5/21/2016 Schaghticoke Fairgrounds – Schaghticoke, NY @ Rock N’ Derby (*ROS only) [info]
5/22/2016 Voltage Lounge – Philadelphia, PA [info]
5/23/2016 The Outpost – Kent, OH [info]
5/24/2016 Shelter – Detroit, MI [info]
5/25/2016 Bada Brew – Crest Hill, IL [info]
5/26/2016 The Warehouse – Clarksville, TN [info]
5/27/2016 Diamond Pub Concert Hall – Louisville, KY [info]
5/28/2016 Grant’s Lounge – Macon, GA [info]
5/29/2016 Kelsey Theater – Lake Park, FL [info]
5/31/2016 Backbooth – Orlando, FL [info]
6/01/2016 Transitions – Tampa, FL [info]
6/02/2016 1904 Music Hall – Jacksonville, FL [info]
6/03/2016 Kress Live – Biloxi, MS [info]
6/05/2016 House Of Rock – Corpus Christi, TX [info]

RIVERS OF NIHIL:
7/01/2016 The Champ – Lemoyne, PA
7/02/2016 The Mad Frog – Columbus, OH
7/03/2016 The Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL
7/04/2016 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
7/05/2016 Thunder Alley – Oklahoma City, OK
w/ Beyond Creation, The Zenith Passage:
7/06/2016 Dirty Dog Bar – Austin, TX w/ Psycroptic
7/07/2016 The Rail Club – Fort Worth, TX w/ Psycroptic
7/08/2016 Mesa Music Hall – El Paso, TX
7/09/2016 Joe’s Grotto – Phoenix, AZ
7/10/2016 Studio One Live – Mission Vejo, CA
7/11/2016 Whisky – W. Hollywood, CA
7/12/2016 LVCS – Las Vegas, NV
7/13/2016 Above DNA – San Fransisco, CA
7/14/2016 Third Street Pub – Bend, OR
7/15/2016 Media Club – Vancouver, BC
7/16/2016 Armstrong Metalfest – Armstrong, BC
7/17/2016 Filthy’s – Edmonton, AB
7/19/2016 Park Theater – Winnipeg, MB
7/20/2016 Amsterdam Bar & Hall – Minneaoplis, MN
7/21/2016 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
7/22/2016 O’Shecky’s – Columbus, OH
7/23/2016 Hard Luck Bar – Toronto, ON

SAMOTHRACE:

5/14/2016 Incubate Festival – Tilburg, NL w/ Conan

5/15/2016 Doomed Gatherings – Paris, FR

5/16/2016 Music City – Antwerp, BE w/ Conan

5/17/2016 Bastard Club – Osnabrück, DE w/ Conan

5/18/2016 Gebr. De Nobel – Leiden, NL w/ Conan

5/19/2016 Gallerie Du Sauvage – Porrentruy, CH w/ Conan

5/20/2016 Wave – Misano Adriatico, IT w/ Conan

5/21/2016 La Peniche – Douai, FR w/ Conan

5/22/2016 Le Ferraillieur – Nantes, FR w/ Conan

 

SHAI HULUD w/ Dwell:
5/28/2016 ABC No Rio – New York, NY
6/03/2016 Black Forge Coffee – Pittsburgh, PA
6/04/2016 The Auricle – Canton, OH
6/05/2016 Frankie’s – Toledo, OH
6/06/2016 Nocturne – Toronto, ON
6/07/2016 Mavericks – Ottawa, ON
6/08/2016 Bar Le Ritz – Montreal, QC
6/09/2016 La Martiniere – Quebec City, QC
6/10/2016 The Kave – Bucksport, ME
6/11/2016 Dylan’s Pub – Brockton, MA
6/12/2016 Santo’s Party House – New York, NY

SHADOW WOODS METAL FEST:
9/15-18/2016 Camp Hidden Valley – White Hall, MD [info]

SO THIS IS SUFFERING:
5/13/2016 The Wisco – Madison, WI
5/14/2016 Grayslake Oasis – Grayslake, IL
5/15/2016 Carl’s Tavern- New Haven, IN

SOUTHWEST TERROR FEST V – Houses Of The Unholy:
10/20/2016 191 Toole – Tucson, AZ w/ Sumac, The Body/Full Of Hell, Theologian/Lament Cityscape [tickets]
10/20/2016 Gary’s Place – Tucson, AZ w/ Order Of The Owl, Akris, TBA
10/21/2016 191 Toole – Tucson, AZ w/ Pig Destroyer, Nails, Full Of Hell, Final Conflict [tickets]
10/21/2016 Club Congress – Tucson, AZ w/ Old Man Gloom, Behold! The Monolith [info]
10/22/2016 191 Toole – Tucson, AZ w/ Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Infest, Power Trip, Theories [info]
10/22/2016 Flycatcher – Tucson, AZ w/ Malignus Youth, Final Conflict [tickets]
10/23/2016 Club Congress – Tucson, AZ w/ Saint Vitus, The Skull, Witch Mountain [tickets]

SUNN O))):
5/21/2016 Moogfest – Durham, NC [tickets]
6/06/2016 The Ready Room – St. Louis, MO [tickets]
6/07/2016 Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL [tickets]
6/08/2016 Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH [tickets]
6/09/2016 El Club – Detroit, MI [tickets]
6/10/2016 Hearn Generating Station – Toronto, ON @ Unsound Toronto at Luminato Festival [tickets]
6/11/2016 Theatre Fairmount – Montreal, QC @ Suoni Per Il Popolo Festival [info]
6/14/2016 Paradiso – Amsterdam, NL
6/15/2016 Vooruit – Ghent, BE
6/17/2016 Hellfest – Clisson, FR

SWOLLEN ORGANS:
5/13/2016 Fat Baby – New York, NY w/ Bleak, Limbs Bin, Grey Market, Ides [info]
7/09-10/2016 Trans-Pecos – Queens, NY @ Summer Scum 5 [info]
10/28-31/2016 Trans Pecos – Queens, NY @ Autumn Dirges Festival [info]
11/05/2016 San Antonio Harsh Noise & Power Electronics Fest 2016 – San Antonio, TX [info]

TELOCH VOVIN:
6/10/2016 The Backstage Pass – Ronkonkoma, NY @ Long Island Heathen Metal Fest
7/22/2016 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY w/ Acheron, T.O.M.B., Khaotika, Grave Gnosis, Mehenet
7/23/2016 Fete Music Hall – Providence, RI @ Anti-Cosmic Metal Fest [info]
9/15/2016 Camp Hidden Valley – White Hall, MD @ Shadow Woods Metal Fest [info]
11/11-12/2016 Wrath Of The Goat VI – Chicago, IL [info]

TEN THOUSAND MILES OF ARTERIES:
10/28-30/2016 Trans Pecos – Queens, NY @ Autumn Dirges Festival [info]

THEOLOGIAN:
10/20-23/2016 Southwest Terror Fest V – Tucson, AZ [info]
10/28-30/2016 Trans Pecos – Queens, NY @ Autumn Dirges Festival [info]

TILES:
5/13/2016 Reggies – Chicago, IL w/ District 97 [info]
5/15/2016 Token Lounge – Detroit, MI w/ District 97 [info]
5/16/2016 Orion – Baltimore, MD w/ District 97 [info]
5/17/2015 Roxy and Duke’s – Dunellen, NJ w/ District 97 [info]
5/19/2016 Drom – New York, NY @ NYC Prog Rock Night w/ IZZ, District 97, 3RDegree [info]
5/20/2016 Musica – Akron, OH w/ District 97 [info]

TODAY IS THE DAY w/ Weedeater, Author & Punisher, Barishi:
5/13/2016 Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA
5/14/2016 Rock Island Brewing Co – Rock Island, IL
5/15/2016 Reggies – Chicago, IL
5/17/2016 Outpost – Kent, OH
5/18/2016 Smalls – Detroit, MI
5/19/2016 Mavericks – Ottawa, ON **
5/20/2016 Hard Luck – Toronto, ON **
5/21/2016. Petite Campus – Montreal, QC **
5/22/2016 Once Ballroom – Boston, MA
5/23/2016 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
5/24/2016 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
5/27/2016 Hardywood Brewery – Richmond, VA
** w/ Sierra (No Barishi)

TROLLER:
5/18/2016 Home Sweet Home (Nothing Changes) – New York, NY
5/19/2016 Casa Del Popolo – Montreal, QC
5/2/20160 Machines With Magnets – Pawtucket, RI
5/21/2016 Deep Thoughts Jamaica Plain, MA w/ Witch Dust
5/22/2016 Geno’s – Portland, ME w/ Witch Dust
5/23/2016 The Ohm – Easthampton, MA w/ Witch Dust
5/24/2016 Sugar City – Buffalo, NY
5/26/2016 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
5/27/2016 The Hart – New Freedom, PA
5/28/2016 Silent Barn – Brooklyn, NY

VENOM INC. w/ Necrophagia:
5/31/2016 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY [Tickets]
6/01/2016 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY [Tickets]
6/02/2016 Once Ballroom – Boston, MA [Tickets]
6/03/2016 Piranha – Montreal, QC [Tickets]
6/04/2016 Mavericks – Ottawa, ON [Tickets]
6/05/2016 This Aint Hollywood – Hamilton, ON [Tickets]
6/07/2016 Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA [Tickets]
6/08/2016 Mr. Smalls – Detroit, MI [Tickets]
6/09/2016 Thompson House – Newport, KY [Tickets]
6/10/2016 Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH [Tickets]
6/11/2016 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
6/12/2016 Brauerhaus – Lombard, IL [Tickets]
6/13/2016 Rock Island Brewing Co. – Rock Island, IL
6/15/2016 3 Kings – Denver, CO
6/17/2016 Studio 7 – Seattle, WA [Tickets]
6/18/2016 Shakedown – Bellingham, WA [Tickets]
6/20/2016 Star Theater – Portland, OR [Tickets]
6/21/2016 Oakland Opera House – Oakland, CA [Tickets]
6/22/2016 Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA [Tickets]
6/23/2016 The Whisky – Los Angeles, CA [Tickets]
6/24/2016 Hard Rock Cafe – Las Vegas, NV [Tickets]
6/25/2016 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA [Tickets]
6/26/2016 Rebel Club – Phoenix, AZ
6/27/2016 Trees – Dallas, TX
6/28/2016 Grizzly Hall – Austin, TX
6/29/2016 Walters – Houston, TX [Tickets]
6/30/2016 Siberia – New Orleans, LA [Tickets]
7/01/2016 The Haven – Orlando, FL [Tickets]
7/02/2016 Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC

VICTIMS:
6/17-19/2016 Hellfest – Clisson, FR
6/02-05/2016 Temples Fest – Bristol, UK

VISIGOTH w/ Night Demon:
5/13/2016 Metro Bar – Salt Lake City, UT

WHITECHAPEL w/ Fit For A King, The Plot In You, Enterprise Earth:
5/13/2016 Basement Transmissions – Erie, PA
5/14/2016 Reverb Concerts – Reading, PA
5/15/2016 Cafe 611 – Frederick, MD
5/17/2016 Higher Ground South – Burlington, VT
5/18/2016 Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY **
5/19/2016 The Canal Club – Richmond, VA
5/20/2016 The Blind Tiger – Greensboro, NC **
5/21/2016 New Brookland Tavern – Columbia, SC
5/22/2016 Ziggy’s by the Sea – Wilmington, NC
* WHITECHAPEL, Fit for a King, Enterprise Earth only
** WHITECHAPEL, The Plot In You, Enterprise Earth only

WHITECHAPEL Warped Tour Dates:
6/24/2016 Gexa Energy – Pavilion Dallas, TX
6/25/2016 AT&T Center – San Antonio, TX
6/26/2016 NRG Park Main Street Lot – Houston, TX
6/27/2016 Port Of New Orleans – New Orleans, LA
6/29/2016 The Fairgrounds Nashville – Nashville, TN
6/30/2016 Aaron’s Amphitheater At Lakewood – Atlanta, GA
7/01/2016 Vinoy Park – St. Petersburg,h FL
7/02/2016 Tinker Field – Orlando, FL
7/03/2016 Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
7/05/2016 PNC Music Pavilion – Charlotte, NC
7/06/2016 Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheatr – Virginia Beach, VA
7/07/2016 Lakeview Amphitheater – Syracuse, NY
7/08/2016 BB&T Pavilion – Camden, NJ
7/09/2016 Nikon At Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
7/10/2016 Xfinity Theatre – Hartford, CT
7/11/2016 The Pavilion At Montage Mountain – Scranton PA
7/13/2016 Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA
7/14/2016 Darien Lake PAC – Darien Center, NY
7/15/2016 First Niagara Pavilion – Pittsburgh, NJ
7/16/2016 Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
7/17/2016 PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
7/19/2016 Klipsch Music Center – Indianapolis, IN
7/20/2016 Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, OH
7/21/2016 Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
7/22/2016 The Palace Of Auburn Hills – Detroit, MI
7/23/2016 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago, IL
7/24/2016 Canterbury Park – Shakopee, MN
7/26/2016 Marcus Amphitheatre – Milwaukee, MI
7/27/2016 Hollywood Casino – St. Louis, MO
7/28/2016 Providence Medical Center Amphitheater – Bonners Spring, KS
7/30/2016 Utah State Fairpark – Salt Lake City, UT
7/31/2016 Pepsi Center Arena Lot  –  Denver, CO
8/01/2016 Balloon Fiesta Park – Albuquerque, NM
8/02/2016 Salt River Fields – Phoenix, AZ
8/05/2016 Qualcomm Stadium Lot – San Diego, CA
8/06/2016 Shoreline Amphitheatre – San Francisco, CA
8/07/2016 Pomona Fairplex – Pomona, CA
8/09/2016 TBA – Las Vegas, NV
8/11/2016 Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater – Boise, ID
8/12/2016 White River – Auburn, WA
8/13/2016 Portland Expo Center – Portland, OR

WHORID:
10/28-30/2016 Trans Pecos – Queens, NY @ Autumn Dirges Festival [info]

WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM:
9/11/2016 Marlin Room @ Webster Hall – New York, NY [info]
9/12/2016 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY [SOLD OUT]
9/13/2016 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY [SOLD OUT]
9/14/2016 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
9/15/2016 DC9 – Washington, DC
9/17/2016 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
9/18/2016 The Earl – Atlanta, GA
9/19/2016 Sisters In Christ – New Orleans, LA
9/20/2016 Barracuda – Austin, TX
9/21/2016 Dada – Dallas, TX
9/22/2016 Riot Room – Lawrence, KS
9/23/2016 Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
9/24/2016 Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON
9/25/2016 Pop Montreal – Montreal, QC [info]
9/26/2016 Space Gallery – Portland, ME
9/27/2016 Cuisine En Locale – Somerville, MA

THE ZENITH PASSAGE w/ Psycroptic, Beyond Creation:
6/26/2016 Le Cercle – Quebec City, QC
6/27/2016 Maverick’s – Ottawa, ON
6/29/2016 Firehouse 13 – Providence, RI
6/30/2016 Cafe 611 – Fredrick, MD
7/01/2016 The Maywood – Raleigh, NC
7/02/2016 The Haven – Orlando, FL
7/03/2016 O’Malley’s Alley – Ocala, FL
7/05/2016 Walters – Houston, TX
7/06/2016 Dirty Dog – Austin, TX
7/07/2016 Rail Club – Ft. Worth, TX
w/ Beyond Creation, Rivers Of Nihil:
7/08/2016 Mesa Music Hall – El Paso, TX
7/09/2016 Joe’s Grotto – Phoenix, AZ
7/10/2016 Studio One Live – Mission Vejo, CA
7/11/2016 Whisky – W. Hollywood, CA
7/12/2016 LVCS – Las Vegas, NV
7/13/2016 Above DNA – San Fransisco, CA
7/14/2016 Third Street Pub – Bend, OR
7/15/2016 Media Club – Vancouver, BC
7/16/2016 Armstrong Metalfest – Armstrong, BC
7/17/2016 Filthy’s – Edmonton, AB
7/19/2016 Park Theater – Winnipeg, MB
7/20/2016 Amsterdam Bar & Hall – Minneaoplis, MN
7/21/2016 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
7/22/2016 O’Shecky’s – Columbus, OH
7/23/2016 Hard Luck Bar – Toronto, ON

ZEX European Tour 2016:
5/13/2016 La Jungla – Barcelona, ES
5/14/2016 Sabotage – Mallorca, ES [info]
5/15/2016 La Machine A Coudre – Marseille, FR
5/19/2016 XM24 – Bologna, IT
5/20/2016 Tetris – Trieste, IT
5/21/2016 Eleven Club – Brno, CZ [info]
5/22/2016 Arena Beisl – Wien, AU [info]
5/23/2016 Boss Bar – Podebrady, CZ
5/24/2016 TBA – Praha, CZ
5/25/2016 Heartbreak – Dresden, DE [info]
5/26/2016 TBA – Jena, DE
5/27/2016 Z – Leipzig, DE
5/28/2016 Cassioppeira – Berlin, DE [info]
5/29/2016 Harem – Malmo, SE
5/31/2016 Truckstop Alaska – Gothenburg, SE
6/01/2016 Cyclopen – Stockholm, SE
6/02/2016 TBA – Oslo, NO
6/03-05/2016 Tryolen – Alvesta, SE @ Muskelrock [info]
Japan Tour 2016 w/ Malice Panic:
9/02/2016 Noshiogikubo Pitbar – Tokyo, JP
9/03/2016 Red Dragon – Nagoya, JP
9/04/2016 Hokage – Osaka, JP
9/05/2016 Earthdome – Tokyo, JP

 

SISTER SIN Frontwoman LIV JAGRELL Launches Solo Career with LIV SIN

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May 3, 2016 – From the gutters of south Sweden, Liv “Sin” Jagrell emerged as a major force as the vocalist for hard rockers Sister Sin. Continue reading SISTER SIN Frontwoman LIV JAGRELL Launches Solo Career with LIV SIN

Roundup From The Compound – May 2nd, 2016

EarsplitANAGNORISIS: Louisville Black Metal Outfit Entrenched In Pre-Production For New LP Due This Fall – Following a year of silence, Louisville, Kentucky-based black metal legion ANAGNORISIS announces the band’s triumphant return to action over recent months, as the band is currently heavily entrenched in the pre-production of their impending third album, and will be hitting the studio this weekend to begin the bulk of the actual recording stages. [MORE…]

 

VENOM INC. Returns To North America With Necrophagia Next Month – UK-based metallers, VENOM INC., will kick off the second leg of their North American tour next month. The latest march will run from May 31st in Brooklyn, New York through July 2nd in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Support will again be provided by long-running American death metal behemoths, Necrophagia. The trek follows the band’s recent and successful stomp through North America this past January. [MORE…]

 

ASSCHAPEL: Southern Lord To Issue Full Discography LP From Tennessee Thrash Rock Juggernaut; Trailer Posted – Southern Lord has confirmed the impending release of Total Destruction (1999-2006) the collected discography of now defunct bible-shredders, ASSCHAPEL. At turn of the 21st Century a Chapel of Ass arose from the buckle of shit known as the Bible Belt, Nashville, Tennessee. Built upon the crushed dreams of many aspiring country singers off music row, some local dudes accidentally formed the Satanic thrash rock juggernaut ASSCHAPEL, only to find themselves self-destructing into hell seven years later without a trace… [MORE…]

 

ZEX Begins European Tour; Band Confirms Japan Tour For September – Ottawa, Ontario’s ZEX begins their latest wave of touring this week with a massive invasion of Europe, as the band also books a tour of Japan for September, continuing their nonstop live attack in support of their Magic Bullet Records-released debut LP, Fight For Yourself. [MORE…]

 

WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM Announces Diadem Of 12 Stars Reissue And North American Tour Dates – Pacific Northwest black metal clan WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM will proudly re-release their 2006 debut album Diadem Of 12 Stars through their own Artemisia Records in mid-June. The album will precede the band’s first East Coast North American dates in five years. [MORE…]

 

COUGH Premieres “Dead Among The Roses” At Stereogum – Richmond doom quartet, COUGH, has shared a second new song from their forthcoming offering, Still The Pray, their first new full-length in five years. The crushing eleven-minute-long “Dead Among The Roses” has just premiered via Stereogum, who issues: “Still They Pray…makes a strong case for them as the best straight-ahead stoner sludge band in the game today. True, they’re basically executing Electric Wizard’s playbook: long, digressive songs built on huge amps; resinated and resonant power chords sketching out bluesy riffs; textural solos and slow fades. (Electric Wizard main man Jus Osborn produced the album, fittingly.) But COUGH summon a sense of pained melancholy that recalls other meanings of ‘execution.’ [David Cisco’s] tortured vocals give COUGH an emotive edge that many bands in this vein lack; his miserable howling on ‘Dead Among The Roses’ reminds that psychedelic experiences often come with a dark side.” [MORE…]

 

METHRA: Battleground Records Confirms Impending Acolyte Debut LP From Tucson Sludge Degenerates – Tucson, Arizona-based marauders METHRA have completed their arduous Acolyte LP for Summer release through Battleground Records, the record sure to prove itself as one of the most bafflingly gnarly sludge metal releases of the year. [MORE…]

 

MISS LAVA Unveils “The Silent Ghost Of Doom” Video At Decibel; Sonic Debris Release Day Draws Near – “Drenched in acidfuzz and nostalgia of film techniques (or decay?) from decades past, ‘The Silent Ghost of Doom’ will most certainly break up the tedium of your nine-to-five. Or add further injection of hallucinatory, trip-inducing heavy rocking, if that’s your sort of thing.” – Decibel Portugal’s volume merchants, MISS LAVA, will drop the deliciously riff raging sounds of their Sonic Debris full-length via Small Stone Recordings next month. [MORE…]

 

SWOLLEN ORGANS: Solo Project From Member Of The Communion To Issue Feelings About Gender Guilt Over Time; Track Streaming – Annihilvs Power Electronix proudly presents the label debut of NYC filth electronics act SWOLLEN ORGANS, the solo endeavor of Jimmy Aly (The Communion). Feelings About Gender Guilt Over Time takes a long, hard, sweaty look at the tenuous relationship between gender roles. Fraught with uncomfortable quiet moments and overbearing aggression, this release is a disturbing examination of sexuality, through the lens of misanthropy. [MORE…]

 

MORKOBOT Set To Release Fifth Full-Length GoRgO This September Via Supernatural Cat – For twelve years now, the three messengers of MoRkObOt have been elaborating on their discography with a series of increasingly perplexing and infectious records. GoRgO is the brand new album of low-end noise rock origami from Lin (bass), Lan (bass) and Lon (drums), to be released on Supernatural Cat this September. [MORE…]

 

MUSKET HAWK Premieres “Candidate For The Knife” At Decibel Magazine; Desolate LP Out This Week + Spring Tour Dates With Disparo! Announced – “The bludgeoning stomp of the sludge/grind trio seems the perfect soundtrack for a concrete wasteland littered with broken bottles, presumably frequented by would-be assailants who would go as far as to steal your organs to sell (just to make sure they didn’t miss anything.)” – Decibel As Baltimore sludgeblasters MUSKET HAWK prepare for the unfurling of their second LP, Desolate, next Friday, the possessed operators at Decibel Magazine have used their trusted Deciblog to launch “Candidate For The Knife” into the public domain. [MORE…]

 

ETERNAL SLEEP: Revolver Magazine Premieres “Flesh/Blood” Video From Debut LP By Pittsburgh Metal/Hardcore Outfit – Revolver Magazine has premiered the brand new “Flesh/Blood” video by Pittsburgh-based death metal/hardcore act, ETERNAL SLEEP, advancing the looming release of their The Emptiness Of… debut LP via Closed Casket Activities next month. [MORE…]

 

RISING: Entire Oceans Into Their Graves LP Streaming At Decibel Magazine; Album Out Now Via Indisciplinarian/Earsplit Distro – With the Oceans Into Their Graves LP by Denmark-based metal outfit RISING on the verge of its release this week, Decibel Magazine is now hosting a stream of the album in its triumphant entirety. Offers the mag in their introduction to the record, “The quintet’s third full-length storms ashore with the head-liquefying sludgehammer tone, and stays on the mind with a current of trad metal catchiness.” [MORE…]

 

GRUESOME Shares “Raped By Darkness” From Forthcoming Dimensions Of Horror EP Via Revolver – “If we’ve done our job as a band correctly, this EP should transport the listener to those days of low-budget gross-out movies and death metal demos dubbed onto blank tapes and disseminated via the postal service.” – Matt Harvey, GRUESOME. “Raped By Darkness,” the new single from GRUESOME‘s forthcoming EP Dimensions Of Horror has just premiered via Revolver Magazine. [MORE…]

 

CLARK ASHTON SMITH: Cadabra Records Presents Inferno, Read By S. T. Joshi, Scored By Theologian; Sample Posted At Modern Vinyl – Spoken Arts label, Cadabra Records, announces the looming release of Inferno, an incredibly ominous limited 7″ release, featuring the convoluted horror poetry of celebrated American writer CLARK ASHTON SMITH. [MORE…]

 

NECROT: Oakland Death Merchants Kick Off North American Tour With Skullshitter – Oakland-based old-school death metal merchants, NECROT, are readying to kick off a short but pungent North American takeover alongside Skullshitter. Set to commence tomorrow evening, April 28th in Providence, Rhode Island, the trek will ransack a total of thirteen cities, coming to a close on May 15th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [MORE…]

 

RHIN: Entire Passenger LP Playing At MetalSucks; Album Out This Week Via Grimoire Records + Tour Dates With Grizzlor Start Today – The entire Passenger LP from West Virginia-based noise/stoner metal trio RHIN is now playing at MetalSucks just over a week ahead of its release via Grimoire Records. The stream also hits as the band takes to the streets in support of the record on a mini-tour of the Northeastern US today. Issues the popular outlet of the bruising record, “…Passenger is a raucous good time with plenty of danceable aggression and enough fuzz to carpet every dirt floor left in Appalachia. The album opens with one of the most infectious bass riffs I’ve heard in the past year, then eight seconds in takes an explosively energetic turn for the dissonant…” [MORE…]

 

KING PARROT: Australian Grind Unit Return To North America On Tour With Voivod! – Australia’s favorite grind bringers, KING PARROT, will return to North America next month supporting Voivod on a month-long live takeover! The band’s latest infiltration will commence on May 19th in Dallas, Texas and run through June 26th in Quebec City, Quebec. Additional support will be provided by labelmates, Child Bite. The band will also play a host of one off shows with Child Bite and Psycroptic on select dates. See all confirmed dates below. [MORE…]

 

THE DREAD CREW OF ODDWOOD: Gear Gods Issues In-Studio Video For Acoustic Pirate Outfit’s “Dead Man’s Medley” – In the chum-strewn wake of acoustic pirate metal outfit THE DREAD CREW OF ODDWOOD‘s pillaging fourth album, Lawful Evil, Gear Gods has premiered the band’s new in-studio/playthrough video for the track, “Dead Man’s Medley.” [MORE…]

 

SUNN O))) To Release Triple Live Album From First Moscow Performance SUNN O))) has announced the impending release of a brand new triple-LP live album, captured on the band’s first ever performance in Moscow last year, titled НЕЖИТЬ: живьём в России 11 августа 2015 (translated, NOLIFE: Alive In Moscow 11 August 2015). [MORE…]

 

MANTAR Guitarist/Vocalist Talks American Pop Culture And Pro Wrestling In Metal Injection’s Fourth Edition Of The Squared Circle PitMANTAR guitarist/vocalist Hanno Klärhardt recently appeared on the fourth edition of Metal Injection’s wrestling-based The Squared Circle Pit podcast. The hilarious interview gets up close and personal with Klärhardt, who delves deep into learning about American pop culture from pro wrestling, hating clowns, and so much more. [MORE…]

 

SANZU: Australian Extreme Metal Battalion Issues New Lyric Via At Decibel; Heavy Over The Home Debut To See Release In North America Via Listenable Records –I started writing the lyrics for ‘Tailor’ set on condemning materialism and commercialism. This then led me to write a song about slave labor but halfway through I realized how hypocritical I was being when I looked back at all the stuff I use on a daily basis being rooted in that industry and culture.” – Zachary Andrews, SANZU [MORE…]

 

Contact liz@earsplitcompound.com, dave@earsplitcompound.com or pr@earsplitcompound.com for interviews with the above artists, or bands listed below with current and/or pending tour dates; keep up to date on all Earsplit-related tour offensives at our Live Actions page HERE.

 

ABIGAIL WILLIAMS – ABNORMALITY – ACT OF DEFIANCE – AGAINST THE GRAIN – AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED – ANIQATIA – AMON AMARTH – ARMORED SAINT – AUROCH – AUTHOR & PUNISHER – BARDUS – BATTLCROSS – BEHEMOTH – BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME – BLACK WIZARD – THE BODY + FULL OF HELL – BORIS – CASTLE – CHILD BITE – COFFIN DUST – CONCLAVE – CORROSION OF CONFORMITY – COUGH – DIE CHOKING – DISTRICT 97 – THE DREAD CREW OF ODDWOOD – ETERNAL SLEEP – EYE – EYEHATEGOD – FEAR FACTORY – GOATWHORE – THE GOLDEN GRASS – GRIME – GOROD – HISSING – IDES OF GEMINI – IMMORTAL BIRD – INTEGRITY – KING DEAD – KING PARROT – LAMENT CITYSCAPE – LANGUISH – LIKE RATS – MAGIC CIRCLE – MANTAR – MARS RED SKY – MOTHER FEATHER – MOUNTAIN OF WIZARD – MUSKET HAWK – NATIVE CONSTRUCT – NECROT – NEUROSIS – NIGHTFELL – PELICAN – POWER TRIP – PYRRHON – RABID FLESH EATERS – RHIN – RINGS OF SATURN – SHADOW WOODS METAL FEST – SO THIS IS SUFFERING – SOUTHWEST TERROR FEST V – SUNN O))) – SWOLLEN ORGANS – TELOCH VOVIN – TEN THOUSAND MILES OF ARTERIES – THEOLOGIAN – TILES – TODAY IS THE DAY – VENOM INC. – VICTIMS – VISIGOTH -WHITECHAPEL – WHORID – WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM – WRVTH – THE ZENITH PASSAGE – ZEX

 

Review Hej from Sweden – Backroom Blues Volume One

bb recHej from Sweden, America!  I’m the Grouch and I do music reviews.  Now, you might wonder why I’m called the Grouch – I’ll give you a hint it isn’t because I am known for my diplomacy or subtle commentary.
The other day Bongo Boy asked me to give a listen to some of their records and jot down my thoughts.  Seeing as I have a soft spot in my old Grouchy heart for Blues and Blues based rock, I thought the album to start with would be Backroom Blues Volume One.The album starts off with Miss Stacy by Plainfield Slim & The Groundhawgs:  First of all, if you have even an ounce of soul you will feel the groove on this track. I mean the name of the band alone ought to peak your interest.SO what is it that Plainfield Slim and his band of Groundhawgs do?  The answer is simple; they blow the roof off.  The guitars sound killer as they go into what sounds like a Texas influenced jam – then comes a wicked voice.  I get a big goofy smile on my face everytime I hear that vocal snarl.  The voice combined with the slide guitar and the harp in the background just scream bad ass rock and roll.  I swear I even hear what could be a nod to Cab Calloway – although Plainfield Slim isn’t singing Heidi-Heidi-Heidi-Ho.From here the album moves on Sugar Rush by Blind Lemon Pledge.  This song is for the harp lovers.  As an armature blues harp player, I respect this man’s ability.    Well done, well done indeed.Next up is a track by the Paula Boggs Band, Paula referes to their stuff as “soulgrass”, which is just a really cool word and reminds me of a band I used to be in – the guitar player insisted on calling our stuff “cow punk”, but I digress.   So what it is that Paula does?  She sings WELL in front of a band that just oozes cool and makes one very impressive amount of noise.  Simply put if you want to hear the electric blues done right, you have to check out this band. Man, I hope these guys come to Sweden!

Big Bone Daddy follows up with another rocking track that compels the listener to feel the vibe.  What can I say about this track other than the band is rock solid, the singer has a prototypical voice for bad ass blues and the guitar player can do some magic with his axe.  Although the style is vastly different, I get the same feeling listening to this man that I got when I first heard Jeff Beck.  The riffs are subtle yet incredibly powerful.  Well done, Sir, well done.

Next on, what is clearly a great album, is Vin Matteo.  His track Inside My Head is one of my favorite tracks on the album.  Now, to be honest, aside from the chorus, I cannot really tell what he is singing – and I couldn’t care less.  He could be singing nonsense and it would still sound great.  Vin’s voice fits the genre well and his guitar rocks. What more can you ask for?

Track six is another offering from Big Bone Daddy.  Dad doesn’t disappoint.  You really have to listen to these guys.  They come off like some laid back old souls who can just rip it up the and grin sardonically while mesmerizing the crowd.   Did I mention that their guitar player rocks?  Bongo Boy

KickBend, a bunch of guys from near Chicago bring their track Gone.  What can be said about these guys?  They do what they do and they do it well.  Coming out of Chicago, I would not expect any thing else from them.  It is obvious that these guys were paying attention, because they know how to play.

Kimon and The Prophets contributes to the album with a somewhat subdued blues number called New York’s Finest.  I enjoyed the slowed down tempo and the keyboard work combined with the slide guitar is emotion filled.

Vin Matteo is back with Rat Race.  Man, I dig this guy.  Again, I really don’t know what he is singing aside from frequent invocations of the words Rat Race – Dude, do you talk that way as well, or is it just your singing voice?  In any case, it sounds great when backed by your guitar.  Keep it up!

The album concludes with the Roadhouse Sons doing a track by the same name.  I can see why Bongo Boy put this track last.  It has everything an archetypical blues song needs.  The music follows the blues formula to a T – the singer has a good voice and the guitar player has some lightening.  When those qualities, given the importance of the Roadhouse in the blues mythos, are combined with the fact that the chorus is: We are the Roadhouse sons. We are the chosen ones, there is really no better way to end a blues album.

So, what is the bottom line?  If you dig blues and blues based rock you will enjoy this
album.  It is definitely worthy of inclusion in any serious collector’s stash.
Now if Bongo Boy would organize a Backroom Blues tour, then I would be really
excited, until then I guess I’ll just have to dig the album. – The Grouch | Sweden

Email theheadgaijin@grouchygaijin.com

 

Album available at https://bongoboyrecords.com/backroom-blues/

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