Exmortus Tapped To Join “I Worship Chaos Tour”

Courtesy: Prosthetic Records

Courtesy: Prosthetic Records

Exmortus has announced another new group of live dates.

The band has been tapped to join Oni and Abbath as support acts for Children of Bodom’s upcoming “I Worship Chaos Tour.” The tour launches November 23rd in Quebec City, Canada and runs through December 19th in Brooklyn, New York. It includes performances in the Midwest, Southwest, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast.

The band’s upcoming dates are in support of its latest full-length studio recording Ride Forth, which is available now in stores and online. It can be ordered online direct via Prosthetic Records’ online store.

Pre-sale tickets for the tour are available online now at Blabbermouth.net using the code “BLABBERMOUTH.” General admission tickets go on sale Aug. 26 at 10 a.m. local time. the full schedule for the “I Worship Chaos Tour” is noted below.

UPCOMING EXMORTUS SHOWS
9/19 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theatre (FREE)
9/23 San Bernadino, CA –  Knotfest Meets Ozzfest Camping Kick-Off Party 
“I WORSHIP CHAOS TOUR”
11/23 Quebec City, QC – L’Imperial Hell #
11/24 Montreal, QC – Metropolis #
11/25 Toronto, ON – House of Blues #
11/26 Chicago, IL – House of Blues # 
11/28 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues # 
11/29 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave # 
11/30 Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights # 
12/2 Denver, CO – Summit Theater #
12/3 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex #
12/5 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom # 
12/6 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory # 
12/7 Phoenix, AZ – The Press Room #
12/9 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live # 
12/10 San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theatre #
12/11 Houston, TX – House of Blues # 
12/13 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade # 
12/14 Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre #
12/16 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage #  
12/17 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts # 
12/18 New York, NY – Irving Plaza #
12/19 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw #
# with Children of Bodom, Abbath & ONI
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Suicidal Tendencies Added To Ozzfest Meets Knotfest Lineup

Courtesy:  Adrenaline PR

Courtesy: Adrenaline PR

Organizers with the 2016 Ozzfest Meets Knotfest have added another band to the mega-festival’s lineup.

Veteran hard rock band Suicidal Tendencies has been added to the lineup for the inaugural Ozzfest Meets Knotfest.  It marks the first time that the band has ever taken the stage at Ozzfest in any capacity.  The band will take the place of Children of Bodom, which was originally scheduled to perform on the first day of the double-header festival. The updated lineup for the festival is noted below. Audiences will note that there is even a stage dedicated to late Motorhead front man Lemmy Kilmister at this year’s festival.

 

OZZFEST Line-up

Saturday, September 24

 

MAIN STAGE:  Black Sabbath, Disturbed, Megadeth, Opeth, Black Label Society, and Rival Sons.

LEMMY STAGE:  Suicidal Tendencies, Hatebreed, DevilDriver, Goatwhore, Huntress, and Dead Cross.

NUCLEAR BLAST STAGE: Municipal Waste, Kataklysm, Nails, The Shrine, and Still Rebel.

KNOTFEST Line-up

Sunday, September 25

 

MAIN STAGE:  Slipknot, Slayer, Amon Amarth, Anthrax, and Trivium.

LEMMY STAGE:  Sabaton, Suicide Silence, Overkill, Emmure, Butcher Babies, and Man with A Mission.

NUCLEAR BLAST STAGE:  Whitechapel, Combichrist, Carnifex, Loathe, SIM, and ONI.

 

Ozzfest Meets Knotfest is currently scheduled to be held Saturday, September 24th and Sunday, September 25th at San Manuel Amphitheater and Festival Grounds in San Bernardino California.  As a special holiday celebration, fans can purchase single 4-day ticket packs for $84.  The limited-time special is going on now and ends July 4th at 11:59pm PT.  Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.ozzfest.com and http://www.knotfest.com.  More information on the inaugural Ozzfest Meets Knotfest is available online at:

 

 

OZZFEST

 

Website: http://www.Ozzfest.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/theozzfest

 

 

 

KNOTFEST

 

Website: http://www.knotfest.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/knotfest

 

 

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Battlecross Announces Tour With Machine Head, Children Of Bodom, Epica

Courtesy:  Metal Blade Records

Courtesy: Metal Blade Records

The members of Battlecross announced Monday that the band will embark on a North American tour this fall in support of its latest album War of Will.

Battlecross will join Machine Head, Epica, and Children of Bodom beginning Saturday, October 4th in Denver, Colorado. Tickets for the band’s joint tour will go on sale this Friday morning at 10am ET. Battlecross guitarist Tony Asta discussed in a recent interview, his thoughts on touring alongside Children of Bodom and Machine Head once again and with Epica for the first time ever. “What an honor to be on this tour!,” he said. “We’re really stoked to reunite with Machine Head and Children of Bodom, both legendary bands and friends from last summer’s Mayhem Fest, and to see what Epica is all about. This is a tour with something for every metal head and we can’t wait to be bring it brutal throughout the USA & Canada, banging heads and melting faces from coast-to-coast.See you in the pit!”

Before Battlecross makes its way across America this fall, the band will join Black Label Society in Mexico City before performing a trip of dates with Killswitch Engage and Memphis May Fire in Brazil. Hiran Deraniyalaga, who also plays guitar for Battlecross, commented on the upcoming performances. “What a year this has been for us so far,” he said. “We’ve been to Europe twice and now we’re going to Mexico and South America! We’re so honored to be invited to play with Black Label Society in Mexico City. We have so many loyal rabid fans there and we finally get to play for them! After that we fly to Brazil for three dates with our good friends Killswitch Engage, who we can’t thank enough for always inviting us out for awesome opportunities like this one. Get ready to rage my friends! This will be one for the books!”

The schedule for Battlecross’ upcoming tour with Machine Head, Children of Bodom, and Epica is listed below.

Battlecross
Tour w/ Machine Head, Children of Bodom, Epica
10/04 Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
10/06 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues Dallas
10/07 Houston, TX @ House of Blues Houston
10/09 Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
10/10 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
10/12 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
10/14 Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
10/15 Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
10/16 New York, NY @ Terminal 5
10/17 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium – Rock and Shock festival
10/18 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
10/20 Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
10/21 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave II
10/22 Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre
10/23 Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid Cabaret
10/24 Saskatoon, SK @ O’Brians Event Centre
10/25 Calgary, AB @ The Republik
10/26 Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Conference Centre
10/28 Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theater
10/29 Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
10/30 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
10/31 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
11/01 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
11/02 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

Battlecross
Summer Headline Tour w/ IKILLYA
07/30 Reading, PA @ Reverb
07/31 Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room
08/01 Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground
08/02 Albany, NY @ Bogies
08/03 Ottawa, ON*** @ Mavericks
08/04 Quebec City***, QC @ L’Agitee
08/05 London, ON*** @ Rum Runners
08/06 Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
08/07 Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose
End tour
08/08 Louisville, KY** @ Expo 5
08/09 Birch Run, MI @ DIRT Fest
08/10 Libertyville, IL** @ Austin’s
** w/ Killswitch Engage
***w/ Crimson Shadows & IKILLYA
Battlecross
South American tour dates
w/ Black Label Society
08/20 Mexico City*** @ Jose Cuervo Salon

w/ Killswitch Engage & Memphis May Fire
08/22 Curitiba, Brazil @ Music Hall
08/23 Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Carioca Club
08/24 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil @ Circo Voador

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Friedman To Appear On VH1’s That Metal Show This Weekend

Courtesy: Prosthetic Records

Courtesy: Prosthetic Records

Veteran guitarist Marty Friedman will appear on VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show this weekend.

Friedman will appear on That Metal Show Saturday, March 1st at 11pm ET.  Friedman will join Mike Jones (Foreigner), Leslie West (Mountain), and Lita Ford (The Runaways) on this week’s edition of That Metal Show.  Friedman jokingly noted in an interview that while the main purpose of his appearance was to promote his upcoming album Inferno, he also even more excited about being on the show because he got to talk to one of his own favorite guitarists of all time.  “Of course I talked about my upcoming album, ‘Inferno,’” he said.  “But there was another guitarist on the show, and I just had to ask him what I wanted to know ever since I was a kid — just what the hell was he thinking when he laid down one of the most unorthodox (and cool) solos ever. Hope they don`t edit that part out!” Tune in tomorrow night to find out!”

Inferno is scheduled to be released via Prosthetic Records May 27th in North America and May 26th in the UK and Europe, May 23rd in G/A/S and via Universal Records in Japan May 21st.  It will be his first record of original material in four years and the first in over ten years that will be released simultaneously around the world.  The album was recorded in Los Angeles with engineer Chris Rakestraw (Danzig, Children of Bodom) and mixed by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Amon Amarth).  It will also include a number of A-list guest appearances from the likes of: Rodrigo y Gabriela, Alexi Laiho (Children of Bodom), Keshav Dhar (Skyharbor), and David Davidson (Revocation) among others.  The album’s track listing is included below.

“Inferno” Track Listing:

1. Inferno
2. Resin
3. Wicked Panacea (feat. Rodrigo y Gabriela)
4. Steroidhead (feat. Keshav Dhar) (STREAM)
5. I Can’t Relax (feat. Danko Jones)
6. Meat Hook (feat. Jørgen Munkeby)
7. Hyper Doom
8. Sociopaths (feat. David Davidson)
9. Lycanthrope (feat. Alexi Laiho & Danko Jones)
10. Undertow
11. Horrors (co-written by Jason Becker)
12. Inferno -reprise-

 Friedman will tour in support of his new album beginning May 1st in Tampere, Finland.  He will serve as support act for Gus G. who is also set to release his new album this Spring.  Friedman’s current tour itinerary is listed below.

EUROPEAN TOUR DATES 
5/1       Tampere, FL – Klubi #
5/2       Helsinki, FL – Nosturi #
5/3       Stockholm, SW – Stockholm Rocks Festival #
5/5       Gothenburg, SW- Tradgarn #
5/6       Malmo, SW – KB #
5/9       Krakow, PL – Lizard King #
5/10      Warsaw, PL – Progreja #
5/12      Munich,DE – Backstage #
5/14      Hannover, DE – Musixzentrum #
5/15      Essen, DE – Turock #
5/16      Zoetermeer, NL – De Boerderij #
5/17      Hasselt, BE – Muziekodroom #
5/18      Uden, NL – De Pul #
5/20      Savigny Le Temple, FR – L’impriente #
5/21      London, UK – O2 Academy Islington #
5/22      Nuneaton, UK – Queens Hall #
# with Gus G

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Tyr Release Video For New Single

Courtesy:  Metal Blade Records/Revolver Magazine

Courtesy: Metal Blade Records/Revolver Magazine

Tyr has released the video for its latest single, ‘The Lay of Our Love.’  The video can be viewed online now via RevolverMag.com at http://www.revolvermag.com/news/exclusive-tyr-premiere-new-music-video-the-lay-of-our-love-featuring-liv-kristine-of-leaves-eyes.html.  The band is joined by vocalist Liv Kristine on both the song and the video.  The video sees the band performing its new single against a largely CGI backdrop.  The band’s members commented on the video, explaining how its look came about and on having Kristine joining the band for the video.  “We’ve wanted to make a CGI video for a long time, and this is our first one, so we’re obviously excited for the release and reception of the video. On top of that, the presence of Liv in the video makes it even more special. All in all we’re very pleased with the result.”

The release of the band’s new single comes not long before the band hits the road to tour in support of Valkyrja, its new album.  The band will hit the road for the “Halo of Blood” tour alongside Death Angel and Children of Bodom beginning Thursday, February 13th.  The tour, which spans forty-one cities across North America, will bring the bands to North Carolina for two dates in March.  Those dates are Tuesday, March 18th and Wednesday, March 19th.  The bands will perform at the Orange Peel in Asheville, North Carolina on the first of the dates.  The second of the dates will see the bands perform at The Fillmore in Charlotte, North Carolina.  The latest schedule for the “Halo of Blood” tour is listed below.

Halo of Blood Tour 2014

TÝR
02/13 Ottawa, ON Mavericks w/ Death Angel
Tour w/ Children Of Bodom, Death Angel
02/14 Quebec City, QC Imperial
02/15 Montreal, QC Metropolis
02/16 Toronto, ON Sound Academy
02/18 Thunder Bay, ON Crocks
02/20 Winnipeg, MB The Garrick
02/21 Saskatoon, SK Louis Pub
02/22 Edmonton, AB Union Hall
02/23 Calgary, BC Macewan Ballroom
02/24 Kelowna, BC Level Nightclub *TÝR and Death Angel only
02/25 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
02/26 Seattle, WA El Corazon
02/27 Portland, OR The Hawthorne *TÝR and Death Angel only
02/28 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
03/01 Los Angeles, CA House Of Blues
03/02 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
03/03 Phoenix, AZ Club Red
03/04 Las Vegas, NV Vinyl *TÝR and Death Angel only
03/05 Salt Lake City, UT The Murray Theater
03/06 Denver, CO Summit Theater
03/07 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater
03/08 El Paso, TX Tricky Falls
03/10 San Antonio, TX Backstage Live
03/11 Dallas, TX House Of Blues
03/12 Houston, TX House Of Blues
03/13 Shreveport, LA Riverside Roadhouse *TÝR and Death Angel only
03/14 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
03/15 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
03/16 Tampa, FL  The Ritz Ybor
03/18 Asheville, NC Orange Peel
03/19 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore
03/20   Richmond, VA Strange Matter *TÝR and Death Angel only
03/21 Silver Spring, MC The Fillmore
03/22 Philadelphia, PA Theatre Of Living Arts
03/23 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues
03/24 Detroit, MI  St. Andrews Hall
03/25 Chicago, IL House Of Blues
03/26 Rochester, NY Montage Music Hall *TÝR and Death Angel only
03/27 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
03/28 New York, NY Irving Plaza
03/29 New York, NY Irving Plaza
End Tour
04/13 St. Petersburg, RU Backstage
04/16 Omsk, RU Angar
04/17 Barnaul, RU Che Guevara
04/18 Novosibirsk, RU Rock City
04/20 Irkutsk, RU Megapolis
05/10 Copenhagen, DK Frigg Festival
South and Central American Tour w/ Korpiklaani *more dates to follow
05/30 Porto Alegre, BR Opinião
05/31 Sao Paulo, BR Clash Club
06/01 Rio De Janeiro, BR Teatro Odisséia
06/03 Buenos Aires, AR Teatro Vorterix
06/04 Santiago, CL Club Kmasu
End Tour
06/12 Copenhagen, DK Copenhell
07/18 G! Festival Runevig, FO
08/16 Falun, SE Sabaton Open Air

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Friedman’s First Album In Over A Decade Coming In Early 2014

Courtesy:  Prosthetic Records

Courtesy: Prosthetic Records

Veteran guitarist Marty Friedman (Megadeth, Cacophony) has announced that his latest full length solo record in early 2014.  No specific release date has been set as of yet.  However, it has been confirmed that Friedman is hoping to have his new album out by Spring.  It will be his first record comprised entirely of new material in four years.  It will also be his first full length record in over ten years.  According to Friedman himself, the album, titled Inferno, will be his heaviest record yet.  “I’m extremely proud of the work I’ve done with Cacophony and Megadeth, but I was never interested in stopping there,” he said.  “‘Inferno’ is the album that fans of my work with those two bands have always wanted me to make.  I’ve finally made it, and completely on my own maniacal terms.”  He added in an interview with Guitar World magazine that Inferno is “the most intense writing and playing I can do.”  He went on to say of it that “I wanted to create a new landmark to which my future music will be compared.  “That idea of just going completely balls-out — knowing what the full potential of my music and my playing could possibly be, and actually making it a reality — was what drove me through the whole process.”

Friedman’s fans will have plenty to look forward to on Inferno.  That is because the record will feature Friedman teaming up with a number of other well-known guitarists including Alexi Laiho (Children of Bodom), David Davidson (Revocation), and famed flamenco/metal acoustic duo Rodrigo y Gabriela.  Friedman’s former Cacophony band mate Jason Becker also played a role in the creation of Inferno as the pair collaborated on some songwriting.  Friedman said of his team-ups with the noted special guests, “On the guests’ songs, each would write a song from scratch, and then I would arrange it and add my parts to it.”  He added “That way, we were both invested in it, and it’s a little bit of a deeper experience than just banging out a guest solo.”

The official release date for Inferno has not yet been released.  While fans wait on that information, they can check out a trailer for the album now online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MO8dP0pPpjQ.  A tour in support of the new album is anticipated.  Fans can find out the latest tour dates as they are announced online at http://www.facebook.com/martyfriedman.official and http://www.martyfriedman.com.  To keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews, go online to http://www.facebook.com/philspicks and “Like” it.  Fans can always keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews in the Phil’s Picks blog at https://philspicks.wordpress.com.