Kataklysm Announces New Live Dates

Courtesy: FM Management

Kataklysm is heading back out on the road.

The veteran metal outfit made the announcement Friday through a news release.  The document states the band’s upcoming “Meditations Over North America 2019 Tour” is scheduled to launch Sept. 4 in Joliet, IL and run through Sept. 26 in Worchester, MA.

The 21-date tour also features performances in cities, such as Baltimore, MD; Oakland,CA and Kansas City,  MO. Exhorder, Krisiun and Hatchet will serve as support throughout the tour.  The tour’s schedule is noted below.

Confirmed dates for the Meditations Over North America 2019 tour with EXHORDER, KRISIUN & HATCHET are:
Sep. 04 Joliet, IL – The Forge
Sep. 05 Cave-in-Rock, IL – FULL TERROR ASSAULT
Sep. 06 Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
Sep. 07 Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
Sep. 08 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
Sep. 10 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Sep. 11 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
Sep. 12 Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House
Sep. 13 Los Angeles, CA – Union
Sep. 14 San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick
Sep. 15 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
Sep. 16 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill
Sep. 17 Austin, TX – Come and Take it Live!
Sep. 18 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live!
Sep. 20 Cincinnati, OH – Riverfront Live
Sep. 21 Atlanta, GA – TBC
Sep. 22 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
Sep. 23. Brooklyn, NY – Market Hotel
Sep. 26 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
Sep. 25 Reading, PA – Reverb
Sep. 26 Worcester, MA – The Palladium

Tickets for the tour are scheduled to go on sale Wednesday.

Kataklysm’s upcoming tour is in support of its most recently released album Meditations(2018), which was released through Nuclear Blast Records.  The video for the album’s single ‘…And Then I Saw Blood’ is streaming here.

More information on Kataklysm’s upcoming tour is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

Websitehttp://www.kataklysm.ca

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/kataklysm

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/kataklysmband

 

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The Offering Debuts ‘Failure (S.O.S.)’ Lyric Video

The Offering debuted the lyric video for its latest single this week.

The band debuted the lyric video for its song ‘Failure (S.O.S.)‘ Friday.  The song is taken from the band’s forthcoming album Home, which is scheduled for release Aug. 2 through Century Media.  The song’s musical arrangement is a composition that will appeal to metal purists across the board while its contemplative lyrical content will reach an even wider audience.

Courtesy: Century Media

The Offering front man Alexander Richichi talked at length about the song’s lyrical theme — and those presented throughout the record — in a recent interview.

HOME‘s about feeling small, inconsequential, forgotten, wasted, and questioning how you fit in,” Richichi said.  “My attempt is to see if anyone feels the same anymore.  Or am I the only one?  And if not, where did everyone go?  Lyrically, in this band, no word has one meaning — including HOME.  ‘Home’ the word is meant to be a haven, but it’s often the root of our traumas.  We try not to think about what we’re born into, and how it’s tied to our fate, and how we are ultimately a reflection of our home, our upbringing.  It shows us our limitations, how we interpret ‘safety.’  I would like this album to be a ‘home’ that houses people of the same mind, those who can find it as a type of refuge, especially in 2019, where so many of these emotions aren’t accessible to be openly talked about with loved ones.  Home is meant to show that you’re not alone.”

The Offering guitarist Nishad George expanded on Richichi’s comments as he talked about Homemusical content.

“I wanted everyone to spread their wings and be the musicians they always wanted to be and to help each other see that through with complimenting parts,” George said.  “I wanted the band to feel like one giant instrument, where we changed lanes a hundred miles an hour with no crashes.”

Pre-orders for Home are open now.  Home will come almost two years since the band released its self-titled EP through Century Media.

More information on Home is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

Website: http://www.theofferingmusic.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theofferingmusic

Twitter: http://twitter.com/theofferingUS

 

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Fozzy Announces New Live Dates

Courtesy: Century Media

Fozzy announced a new tour schedule this week.

The band revealed the schedule for its “Unleashed in the West Tour” Friday.  The almost month-long tour, which is in support of Fozzy’s latest album Judas (2017), is scheduled to launch Sept. 5 and run through Sept. 28.  It will feature performances in cities, such as Tucson, AZ; Crystal Bay, NV and San Diego, CA.

Before the band launches its “Unleashed in the West Tour,” the band will finish off its current headlining tour next month The tours’ schedules are noted below.

FOZZY HEADLINE TOUR DATES
w/NITA STRAUSS
May 15 – Greenville, SC – The Firmament
May 16 – Greensboro, NC – Cone Denim
May 17 – Virginia Beach, VA – FM99’s Lunatic Luau
May 18 – Camden, NJ – MMRBQ*
*Fozzy only
UNLEASHED IN THE WEST 2019 TOUR
September 5 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
September 6 – Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Theater
September 7 – Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
September 8 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Royal
September 11 – Crystal Bay, NV – Crystal Bay Club Casino/Crown Room
September 12 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
September 13 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
September 14 – Los Angeles, CA – Banc Of California Stadium**
September 15 – Las Vegas, NV – Count’s Vamp’d
September 18 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
September 19 – Tempe, AZ – Club Red
September 20 – Tucson, AZ – Encore
September 21 – El Paso, TX – Speaking Rock ^
September 25 – Dallas, TX – Canton Hall^
September 26 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live^
September 27 – Hattiesburg, MS – Brewsky’s
September 28 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
**supporting Iron Maiden
^special guests Sons Of Texas

Judas spawned three singles — ‘Painless,’ ‘Burn Me Out‘ and ‘Judas.’  More information on the album and the band’s tour is available online now at:

 

Website: http://www.fozzyrock.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FozzyRock

Twitter: http://twitter.com/fozzyrock

 

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Buckcherry Announces “Warpaint Tour 2019” Leg 2 Dates

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Buckcherry announced a new slate of live dates this week.

The band announced it will launch the second leg of its Warpaint Tour 2019 on May 18 in Waco, TX.  The almost four-month run is scheduled to run through Aug. 31 and to feature performances in cities, such as Greensboro, NC; Spokane, WA and Ottawa, ONT.  The schedule is noted below.

BUCKCHERRY TOUR DATES
May 18, 2019-Waco TX-The Backyard Bar
May 19, 2019-Amarillo,TX- Hoots Pub
May 21, 2019-Lubbock,TX-Jake’s Backroom
May 22, 2019- Odessa, TX- Dos Amigos
May 24, 2019- Pryor, OK- Rocklahoma *
May 25, 2019- Mobile,AL- Soul Kitchen
May 26, 2019- Blackshear, GA- Moccasin Creek Off Road Park *
May 27, 2019- Cape Coral, FL- Dixie Roadhouse
May 29, 2019- New Orleans,LA- House Of Blues
May 31, 2019- Columbia,MO- Rose Park
Jun 1, 2019- Peoria,IL- Peoria Riverfront *
Jun 2,2019- Lincoln, NE- Royal Grove
Jun 4, 2019- Billings,MT- Pub Station
Jun 5, 2019- Boise, ID- The Knitting Factory
Jun 7, 2019- Garberville,CA- Richardson Grove Compound *
Jun 8, 2019- Reno, NV- Virginia Street Brewhouse
Jun 9, 2019- San Francisco, CA- Slim’s
Jun 11, 2019- Portland, OR- Hawthorne Theatre
Jun 12, 2019- Seattle, WA- El Corazon
Jun 14, 2019- Spokane, WA- Knitting Factory Concert House
Jun 18, 2019- Des Moines, IA- Wooly’s
Jun 20, 2019- Eau Claire, WI- The Metro
Jun 21, 2019- Clear Lake, IA- The Surf Ballroom
Jun 22, 2019- Madison, WI- Majestic Theater
Jun 23, 2019-Battle Creek, MI-The Music Factory
Jun 25, 2019- Indianapolis, IN- Deluxe at Old National Centre
Jun 26, 2019- Flint, MI- The Machine Shop
Jun 28, 2019- Drakesboro, KY- Gregory Lake ATV Park *
Jun 29, 2019- Champaign, IL- The City Center
Jun 30, 2019-Lafayette, IN-Lafayette Theatre
Jul 2,2019- Rochester, NY-  Platform 21
Jul 3, 2019- Montreal, QC- Fairmont Theatre
Jul 5, 2019- Point Pleasant, WV- Peck Fest *
Jul 6, 2019- Barrie, ON- Mavrick’s Music Hall
Jul 7, 2019- Oshawa, ON- The Musical Hall Concert Theater
Jul 9, 2019- Kingston, ON- Ale House
Jul 10, 2019- Waterloo, ON- Maxwell’s Concerts and Events
Jul 12, 2019- Taylorville,IL- Black Swan Mud Park *
Jul 13, 2019- Mansfield, OH- Mansfield Reformatory – INKcarceration *
Jul 17, 2019- Baltimore, MD- Baltimore Sound Stage *
Jul 19, 2019- Shakopee, MN-    Canterbury Park^
Jul 20, 2019- Poland, NY- Maximum Power Park *
Jul 2, 2019- Lancaster, PA- The Chameleon
Jul 23,2019-Greensboro, NC-The Cone Denim Entertainment Center
Jul 24, 2019- Newport News, VA- Boathouse Live *
Jul 26, 2019- Salisbury, MD- Wicomico Youth and Civic Center *
Jul 27, 2019- Philadelphia, PA- Theatre of Living Arts *
Jul 28, 2019- Bangor, ME- Darling Waterfront Pavilion *
Jul 30, 2019- Binghamton, NY- Touch of Texas
July 31,2019- Ottawa, ONT- Barrymore’s Music Hall
Aug 2, 2019- Leamington, ONT- Seacliff Park
Aug 3, 2019- Sault Sainte Marie, MI- Kewadin Casino
Aug 4, 2019- TBA
Aug 6, 2019- Toronto, ONT- Phoenix Concert Theatre
Aug 7, 2019- Peterborough, ON- The Venue
Aug 9, 2019- Neptune, NJ – Headliners
Aug 10, 2019- Uncasville, CT- Wolf Den – Mohegan Sun Casino
Aug 11, 2019-Clifton Park, NY-Upstate Concert Hall
Aug 13, 2019- Highland Park, IL- Ravinia Festival #
Aug 14, 2019- Highland Park, IL- Ravinia Festival #
Aug 15, 2019- Kansas City, MO- The Truman
Aug 29, 2019- Birmingham, AL- Iron City *
Aug 30, 2019- Florence, SC- River Neck Acres*
Aug 31, 2019- Waynesboro, TN- American Rebel Mud Park *
*Joyous Wolf do not appear
     # Opening for Nickelback
     ^ Opening for Aerosmith

Joyous Wolf will serve as support on select dates along.  Other dates on Buckcherry’s upcoming tour schedule will be opening dates for Aerosmith and Nickelback.  VIP packages for Buckcherry’s tour are available here.

Warpaint Tour 2019 is in support of Buckcherry’s latest album Warpaint, which was released March 8 through Century Media Records.  The album has so far produced the single ‘Bent.’

More information on Buckcherry’s new tour dates, single, album and more is available online now at:

 

Website: http://buckcherry.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/buckcherry

Twitter: http://twitter.com/buckcherry

 

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Fates Warning, Metal Blade Reunite

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Fates Warning and Metal Blade Records have reunited.

The veteran progressive rock band announced this week that it signed a new deal with Metal Blade Records.  Most recently, the band was signed with InsideOut Music, which released the band’s most recent recordings, Theories of Flight (2016) and Live Over Europe (2018).

Front man Ray Alder addressed the reunion in a recent interview.

“All of us in Fates Warning are happy to announce that we are back with Metal Blade Records,” Alder said.  “Metal Blade has been there for us since the very beginning, and we are proud to call them part of our family.  The journey begins again, and we cannot begin to say how excited we are to work together once more.  A big thank to our fans for sticking with us through all these years.  We could not be here today without all of you.  That is a fact.  Thank you, everyone.  Here’s to making some new memories.”

Fates Warning was signed with Metal Blade Records from its inception, releasing albums through the label until 2013, when it released Darkness in a Different Light through InsideOut Music.  Theories of Flight followed in 2016.  The band’s 1998 live recording Still Life was also released via Metal Blade Records, as was the band’s 2017 live recording Awaken The Guardian Live.

 

 

Courtesy: InsideOut Music

Fates Warning is scheduled to join Queensryche on the road starting March 2 as a support act for Queensryche as it tours in support of its new album The Verdict.  That album is currently scheduled for release March 1 via Century Media Records.  The tour’s current schedule is noted below.

Fates Warning tour dates
w/ Queensryche

Mar. 2 – The Plaza Live – Orlando, FL
Mar. 3 – Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Mar. 4 – Jack Rabbits Live – Jacksonville, FL *
Mar. 5 – Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Mar. 7 – Sound Stage – Baltimore, MD w/ The Cringe
Mar. 8 – Sellersville Theater – Sellersville, PA *
Mar. 9 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY w/ The Cringe
Mar. 10 – Palladium – Worcester, MA w/ The Cringe
Mar. 12 – Bogarts – Cincinnati, OH
Mar. 13 – Diesel – Detroit, MI
Mar. 14 – Concord – Chicago, IL
Mar. 15 – The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
Mar. 16 – Medina Entertainment Center – Medina, MN
Mar. 17 – The Royal Grove – Lincoln, NE *
Mar. 19 – The Shrine – Tulsa, OK *
Mar. 20 – House of Blues – Dallas, TX
Mar. 21 – House of Blues – Houston, TX
Mar. 22 – Aztec – San Antonio, TX
Mar. 23 – El Rey – Albuquerque, NM
Mar. 24 – House of Bards – Tucson, AZ * w/ Push, DIRTNAP, Tribulance, Fire By Rank
Mar. 26 – The Marquee – Tempe, AZ
Mar. 27 – Observatory – San Diego, CA
Mar. 28 – The Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
Mar. 29 – Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
Mar. 30 – Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA
Apr. 1 – The Dip – Redding, CA *
Apr. 2 – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
Apr. 3 – Neptune – Seattle, WA
*=Fates Warning only

Once Fates Warning wraps its tour, it will start work on its 13th full-length studio recording, which will be released in 2020 via Metal Blade Records.  More information on that album is available online now along with all of Fates Warning’s latest news at:

 

Website: http://www.fateswarning.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FatesWarning

Twitter: http://twitter.com/fateswarning

 

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Like A Storm Debuts ‘Complicated (Stitches & Scars)’ Video

Courtesy: Century Media Records/Red Music

Like A Storm debuted the video for its latest single this week.

The band debuted the video for its song ‘Complicated (Stitches & Scars)‘ on Friday.  The video presents the band performing its new single in a sound stage setting, and crosses that footage with shots of masked, leather-clad contortionists performing a routine along to the music.

The video was captured by Ron Thunderwood and edited by Sam Shapiro.  The song is taken from Like A Storm’s 2018 self-produced album Catacombs.  The song is available online now via Spotify, iTunes and Apple Music.

The video for ‘Complicated (Stitches & Scars)’ follows the debut of the band’s video for Catacombs‘ lead single ‘Pure Evil,’ which debuted in November.

Like A Storm is currently touring in support of Catacombs.  The band’s current tour schedule is noted below.

Sirius XM Octane Headline Dates:
February 2 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
February 4 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
February 8 – Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry
February 9 – Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
February 10 – Asbury Park, NJ – Wonder Bar
February 12 – New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre
February 15 – Pittsburgh, PA – Smiling Moose
February 16 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
February 17 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
February 18 – Detroit, MI – The Shelter
February 20 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache
February 21 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
February 22 – St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Hall

More information on Like A Storm’s new video, tour dates and more is available online now at:

 

Website: http://likeastorm.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/LikeAStorm

Twitter: http://twitter.com/likeastorm

 

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Queensryche Debuts ‘Dark Reverie’ Lyric Video

Courtesy: Century Media

Queensryche released the lyric video for its latest single this week.

The band debuted the lyric video for its single ‘Dark Reverie‘ on Monday.  The song’s musical arrangement is everything that audiences have come to expect from Queensryche throughout its life.  Queensryche guitarist Parker Lundgren explained the song’s lyrical theme is very introspective.

“‘Dark Reverie’ is a guitar-driven progressive ballad addressing self-reflection during times of tragedy and the questions we ask ourselves while grieving,” Lundgren said.

‘Dark Reverie’ is the latest single from Queensryche’s forthcoming album The Verdict, which is currently set for release March 1 via Century Media.  Pre-orders for The Verdict are open now.  The album’s lead single, ‘Man The Machine‘ premiered Nov. 16.

Queensryche will tour in support of The Verdict starting March 2 in Orlando, FL.  The monthlong tour is scheduled to run through March 3 in Seattle, WA, and feature performances in cities nationwide, such as Cincinnati, OH; Uncasville, CT and Tempe, AZ.  The tour’s current schedule is noted below.

 

Courtesy: Century Media Records

QUEENSRYCHE HEADLINE TOUR DATES
March 2 – Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live
March 3 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
March 5 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
March 7 – Baltimore – Sound Stage*
March 8 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun^
March 9 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza*
March 10 – Worcester, MA – Palladium*
March 12 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
March 13 – Detroit, MI – Diesel
March 14 – Chicago, IL – Concord
March 15 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
March 16 – Medina, MN – Medina Entertainment Center
March 17 – Davenport, IA – Rhythm City Casino Resort^
March 20 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
March 21 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
March 22 – San Antonio, TX – Aztec
March 23 – Albuquerque, NM – El Rey
March 26 – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
March 27 – San Diego – Observatory
March 28 – Los Angeles, CA- Fonda
March 29 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
March 30 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
April 2 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
April 3 – Seattle, WA – Neptune
*w/ support from The Cringe
^Queensrÿche only

More information on Queensryche’s new single, tour, album and more is available online now at:

Websitehttp://www.queensrycheofficial.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/QueensrycheOfficial

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/queensryche

 

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